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Common Name Firecrest
Scientific Name Regulus ignicapilla
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Related Species Wrens
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An elusive and fairly uncommon winter visitor to Dorset.



Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:

Please note that the markers show APPROXIMATE locations of the observation, not exact locations! You can find often find out more information about location by looking at the original tweet. Click on any marker to see the name of the location and then click on the location name to see more details about the site where available.

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This chart shows the number of records per day for this species for up to the last 30 days for which there are records for this species (see note above). Hover over any column to see the date and the number of records:

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Seem to have been fewer Firecrests around this winter so pleased to see one this morning
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13/02/2017 - 20:45
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Some migrants today: Firecrest and Chiffchaff both new in at the Obs this mrng
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28/02/2017 - 12:15
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A nice early autumn surprise this AM, Studland, usually don't start ringing Firecrest until Sept/Oct @DorsetBirdClub
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11/08/2017 - 19:32
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At least 3 Firecrest in the Obs garden this morning @PortlandBirdObs

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30/09/2017 - 11:51
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With at least 60 Firecrests ringed at the Obs we were bound to have some, at least 6 in the garden this afternoon

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15/10/2017 - 20:29
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Just one more....looking right down the lens. You can never tire of a Firecrest.

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20/10/2017 - 14:25
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The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
22/10/2017 - 12:29 Charlie Richardson

RT @millcheese: Finally. Single Firecrest on Chardown Hill, W Dorset. @cork_head

22/10/2017 - 12:04 Martin Adlam

East Weare - AM :- 4 Stonechat 2 Redwing 3 Blackcap 8 Chiffchaff 1 Yellow-browed Warbler 5 Goldcrest 1 Firecrest 8 Siskin @PortlandBirdObs

20/10/2017 - 18:25 Debby Saunders

Same species but fewer migrant birds in the garden today: Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest, Goldcrest, 7 Chiffchaff

20/10/2017 - 15:54 Birds Poole Harbour

Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest in small Tit flock in front of @LHoltonLee Feeder hide now moving through @DorsetBirdClub @BirdGuides

20/10/2017 - 14:25 Mike Morse

Just one more....looking right down the lens. You can never tire of a Firecrest.

19/10/2017 - 22:04 James Lowther

In the depression surrounding the 2-barred dip, forgot the highlights at st aldhelms this am. Hawfinch and golden plover over, 2+ firecrest

19/10/2017 - 17:02 Debby Saunders

Southwell Gardens: Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest, 12 Goldcrest, 12 Chiffchaff; Reap Lane barn: 3 Black Redstar…

19/10/2017 - 14:45 Freddy Alway

Got soaked this morning but managed Y-b Warbler and 2 Firecrests in the nature res. Also 13 Meds, first double figure count of the autumn.

19/10/2017 - 11:38 Freddy Alway

Lodmoor. Lylegs. 3 lit stint. 1 com sand. 40+ snipe.dunlin. rp. Gwe. Marsh harrier. 2 firecrest.

19/10/2017 - 11:04 Debby Saunders

Ferrybridge 1365 Brent Geese, Pale-bellied Brent, 2 Sandwich Tern, Firecrest sheltering in the salt marsh

18/10/2017 - 20:20 Two Owls Birding

So pleased to get the 2-bar Warbler late pm and good views, even the sunshine came out briefly. Sev. Firecrest & few Goldcrests & Chiffs.

18/10/2017 - 19:09 Julian Thomas

@PortlandBirdObs Best to add from mid-isle mid pm: 2 Firecrests Thumb Lane, Brambling back of the Hump, plenty of thrushes.

18/10/2017 - 16:22 Brett Spencer

Hawfinch over top fields Portland was my highlight today. Lots of birds to keep me entertained, including Firecrest…

18/10/2017 - 15:46 Debby Saunders

Sweeihill Road to Reap Lane barn 15 Firecrest, 15 Goldcrest,12 Chiffchaff, 5 Black Redstart

18/10/2017 - 13:52 Steve Groves

Scaup still today & at least 2 Firecrests. No further sign of Great Egret so presumably the Axe bird. Spotted Sandpiper elusive at mo.

18/10/2017 - 12:40 Peter Robertson

Sneaked in some pre-work birding this morning. A couple of chiff-chaffs and stunning firecrest. Oh yes, and two-barred greenish warbler.

18/10/2017 - 07:47 Tom Brereton

Yesterday West Bay. 5 Firecrests & a Merlin.

17/10/2017 - 19:29 Portland Bird Observatory

28 more Firecrests ringed at the Bill this mrng before a quick tick and run to the Two-barred Greenish via @YouTube

17/10/2017 - 18:13 Debby Saunders

Besides the Y-b Warbler, 7 Firecrest, 6 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, Brambling, Reed Bunting, G S Woodpcker #birdmigration

17/10/2017 - 17:48 Brett Spencer

Also present at St. Aldhelm's Head today, a dozen Firecrests, a few Redpolls, 2 Merlins and singles of Brambling and Wheatear.

17/10/2017 - 11:17 Steve Groves

Firecrests seemingly in every bush & 1st Redpoll of the autumn west. No Hawfinch yet though, despite having waited 29 years!

17/10/2017 - 09:55 Debby Saunders

Watching 5 Firecrest in the apple tree also a brief Yellow-browed Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and a Brambling

16/10/2017 - 12:33 James Phillips

19 Firecrest 🔥 together in Culverwell late morning @PortlandBirdObs

16/10/2017 - 11:06 Martin Adlam

Firecrest with Goldcrests in Easton Gardens at 11:06am @PortlandBirdObs

16/10/2017 - 10:44 Portland Bird Observatory

Another 14 new Firecrests ringed at the Obs so far this mrng

15/10/2017 - 21:30 Julian Thomas

At 6pm there were also still several unringed Firecrests flitting around Obs garden, never mind all the others else…

15/10/2017 - 21:27 Portland Bird Observatory

Ended the day on 68 Firecrests ringed - the previous highest *annual* total at PBO is 67

15/10/2017 - 20:29 Debby Saunders

With at least 60 Firecrests ringed at the Obs we were bound to have some, at least 6 in the garden this afternoon

15/10/2017 - 20:10 Luke Phillips

Lots of Firecrest around Abottsbury Swannery this evening plus the Spot Sand, YB Warbler & Drake Scaup.…

15/10/2017 - 19:36 Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group

Problem uploading tonight Highlights of post Hawfinch GreatWhiteEgret GreenSandpiper MarshHarrier Firecrest Nuthatch

15/10/2017 - 19:04 Debby Saunders

Besides the brief Yellow-browed Warbler, in the garden today 6 Firecrest, 8 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and 2 Blackcap #birdmigration

15/10/2017 - 17:19 Freddy Alway

Yel-brw warbler near the water tank littlesea wood still. A few fcrest also.

15/10/2017 - 10:56 Joe Stockwell

25 Firecrest at the pulpit bushes!

15/10/2017 - 09:54 Nick Urch

Decent morning @TropicalDorset 10+ Firecrest, Siskin, GreyWag, B'Cap, 2S'hawk chasing a Mistle Thrush

14/10/2017 - 08:16 Tom Carley

Stour V LNR Firecrest in Holly up river of Kingfisher Barn. Siskin, Chiffs and plenty of Kingfisher activity plus 8 Roe Deer @DorsetBirdClub

09/10/2017 - 08:26 Steve Groves

3 Firecrests flitting about outside our office.

08/10/2017 - 15:54 Steve Groves

2 Firecrests in grounds this pm. Spotted Sandpiper, Scaup & 2 Cattle Egrets still all present too.

07/10/2017 - 12:33 Brett Spencer

1st-yr Grey Phalarope still on The Fleet at Cuttcleaves Cove, plus a Firecrest on nearby Tidmoor rifle range.

07/10/2017 - 10:27 Tom Carley

@DorsetBirdClub @BirdGuides No further sign but Firecrest by Kingfisher Barn car park entrance

05/10/2017 - 19:04 Retweet

RT @Fabian_Harrison: 3 Firecrests calling from the garden @RSPBArne

05/10/2017 - 09:23 Lulworth Rangers

8 Firecrest in East Lulworth, Merlin over the range road (East Lulworth end) and a Clouded Yellow at Woodstreet, Wo…

03/10/2017 - 19:24 Brett Spencer

Also at The Hump, Avalanche Road, Portland, singles of Firecrest, Pied Flycatcher and Willow Warbler.Also, a single Firecrest at New Ground.

03/10/2017 - 17:05 Birds Poole Harbour

2 Gropper and 2 Firecrest ringed up on Ballard this AM with 87 Chiff and 18 Blackcap @BirdGuides @DorsetBirdClub

30/09/2017 - 12:51 Martin Adlam

East Weares AM 1 Firecrest, 11 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Wheatear, 150+ Meadow Pipits, 30+ Pied Wagtails, 1 Grey Wagtail @PortlandBirdObs

30/09/2017 - 11:51 James Phillips

At least 3 Firecrest in the Obs garden this morning @PortlandBirdObs

30/09/2017 - 07:54 Birds Poole Harbour

3 Firecrest Middle Beach car park, Studland and 3 BN Grebe on in Studland Bay from viewpoint @DorsetBirdClub @BirdGuides

29/09/2017 - 13:47 Joe Stockwell

A very vocal, foraging migrant Firecrest in the the Obs garden this morning.

28/09/2017 - 19:00 Debby Saunders

Two Firecrests in the garden today, also Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warblers, 10 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Goldcrest and…

28/09/2017 - 17:54 Joe Stockwell

Great little "fall" of Firecrest on Portland today, seemed to be one in most locations including this one in a Maiz…

28/09/2017 - 14:54 Joe Stockwell

Afternoon Exploring underwatched habbo on Portland, 2 Firecrest, Willow w, 35 B'cap, 20 LTT, 10 Chiffs, Whinchat, 1…

Name of species Firecrest
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