Saturday, 19 November 2016

Fiery goldcrests

I always like to see goldcrests, but the other day at Pennington Flash I came across a pair displaying. They're almost like a different species when they flick their crests, and it's just about the only time I get to see the orange in the males crest. When you see the males crest splayed out like this, almost like flames on its head, you can really understand how the even more orange crested firecrest gets its name. That really must look as though its head is on fire. The photos barely do them justice, but they are the best I could get.

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