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Firecrest

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Common Name Firecrest
Scientific Name Regulus ignicapilla
Status Scarce
Interest Level
4/5
Related Species Other Small Land Birds
Flower Visible
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 09 - September
Look for A goldcrest-like bird with white and black facial stripes
Habitat Reference
Summary

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.

This chart shows the number of records per site for this species. Hover over any column to see the site and the number of records:

This chart shows the number of records per month for this species where there are records (see note below):

The intention of this chart is to show which months during the year this species is most likely to be seen. The total per month is across all years; to see the total for a particular year select that year in the filter at the top.

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:

These are some photographs of this species that have accompanied tweets from Twitter contributors. Click/tap a photo to see the original version.

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Seem to have been fewer Firecrests around this winter so pleased to see one this morning https://t.co/NxHCkqc9ak
Tweet Date:
13/02/2017 - 20:45
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Some migrants today: Firecrest and Chiffchaff both new in at the Obs this mrng https://t.co/WrL3DvVkVp
Tweet Date:
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 https://t.co/qAlALSs4HN
Tweet Date:
11/08/2017 - 19:32
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At least 3 Firecrest in the Obs garden this morning @PortlandBirdObs https://t.co/qGDew3r2ja

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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 https://t.co/whnrIQAPMo

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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. https://t.co/7NKMVWAHYb

Tweet Date:
20/10/2017 - 14:25
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RT @CazPGranville: Firecrest showing well @RSPBArne . First time I've ever seen one, so it made my day. https://t.co/WWDA3tl1Zn

Tweet Date:
26/11/2017 - 20:11
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Another Firecrest shot from today in Lyme Regis Dorset @NatureofDorset @iNatureUK @BBCSpringwatch https://t.co/vRb01nLrPd

Tweet Date:
27/12/2017 - 15:07
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Saw 4 Firecrests at Durlston this morning but this was the only photo I managed! #dorsetwt https://t.co/ZTw1L8tXil

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30/12/2017 - 13:22
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Pennsylvania Castle Woods - Early afternoon 3 Firecrests @PortlandBirdObs https://t.co/xGLml9s6DG

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30/12/2017 - 14:00
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Happy New Year! My first (and so far only) photo of 2018 - a Firecrest in the garden. https://t.co/T0wLu9GaFH

Tweet Date:
01/01/2018 - 17:45
Contributed By:

The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
20/01/2018 - 15:04 Paul Harris

Round 2 in Cattistock after splendid lunch at the Fox and Hounds. Firecrest now in the churchyard and ~15 Hawfinch… https://t.co/gWiLxCWxQm

20/01/2018 - 12:05 Paul Harris

Quiet morning at @TropicalDorset with just one Firecrest. Surprised to see a Bumblebee in this weather, pretty sure… https://t.co/G4MaV2zVpO

18/01/2018 - 15:35 Martin Adlam

@PortlandBirdObs Also in this area and Church Ope Cove at least 5 Firecrests. https://t.co/GXK2GCHqer

16/01/2018 - 17:56 Martin Adlam

Church Ope Cove - Early afternoon, 2 Firecrests feeding in amongst the Hebe on the north slope. @PortlandBirdObs https://t.co/GE00Lqtpdr

14/01/2018 - 16:45 RSPB Arne

The extreme calm before the storm ⛈. Merlin, firecrest, spoonbill & Dartford warbler all spotted today #RSPBArne https://t.co/bWCJNHbeOV

14/01/2018 - 11:31 Nick Urch

1 Firecrest & 3 Bumblebees @TropicalDorset 4 Scaup, 110 Tufties and 270 Pochard at The Swannery seen from New Barn Rd @SwannerySteve

12/01/2018 - 11:50 Nick Dibben

SHERBORNE DORSET 10.01.2018 Firecrest's seen this time.@cover_images @DWTWeyPort @Dorsetecho @iNatureUK… https://t.co/g2D8sltRgn

12/01/2018 - 11:29 Nevil Fowler

Portland Harbour today, 14 bngrebes, 2 gndiver, male Eider(near ferrybridge),c12 gcgrebes,1 lgrebe. Firecrest at castle cove

12/01/2018 - 08:27 James Lowther

Firecrest in neighbour's garden north end radipole @RSPBWeymouth

10/01/2018 - 13:10 Martin Adlam

Pennsylvania Castle Woods and Church Ope Cove - 10:30 - 12:30 No sign of Yellow-browed Warbler. Recorded 4 Firecres… https://t.co/nKBpr90AdP

07/01/2018 - 18:49 Steve Groves

Not much to report in the last couple of weeks. A peak of 6 Scaup & 2 Firecrests being the highlights.

06/01/2018 - 20:38 Paul Harris

Good selection of resident species in @TropicalDorset this morning but only one showy Firecrest, the first of the y… https://t.co/k0FyWV3QDp

05/01/2018 - 13:17 Martin Adlam

YbWarbler + 2 Firecrests at the back of Church Ope Cove at 12.55 per @PortandWey

04/01/2018 - 11:24 Martin Adlam

Yellow-browed Warbler + 2 Firecrests still in the wood at Pennsylvania Castle this mrng per @PortandWey

01/01/2018 - 17:45 Hamish Murray

Happy New Year! My first (and so far only) photo of 2018 - a Firecrest in the garden. https://t.co/T0wLu9GaFH

30/12/2017 - 16:47 RSPB Arne

Multiple Hen Harrier sightings today (at least 2 ringtail) plus 16 Spoonbill, 3 Firecrest, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine… https://t.co/0xcJ1KM4uh

30/12/2017 - 14:00 Martin Adlam

Pennsylvania Castle Woods - Early afternoon 3 Firecrests @PortlandBirdObs https://t.co/xGLml9s6DG

30/12/2017 - 13:22 Hamish Murray

Saw 4 Firecrests at Durlston this morning but this was the only photo I managed! #dorsetwt https://t.co/ZTw1L8tXil

28/12/2017 - 15:10 Martin Adlam

Church Ope Cove - Early afternoon two Firecrests in and around the Hebe's behind the beach huts. No sign of Black R… https://t.co/Qaq6t24Vc5

27/12/2017 - 15:07 Pam Parsons

Another Firecrest shot from today in Lyme Regis Dorset @NatureofDorset @iNatureUK @BBCSpringwatch https://t.co/vRb01nLrPd

27/12/2017 - 14:04 Martin Adlam

Pennsylvania Castle Woods early afternoon - Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldfinch and Sno… https://t.co/jVxaGaOac2

27/12/2017 - 13:26 Martin Adlam

Church Ope Cove 13,:14 - Black Redstart in North East Corner of Cove. Feeding in Hebes 3 Firecrests. @PortlandBirdObs

26/12/2017 - 17:01 Mike Gibbons

Good day for garden birds in West Christchurch, female BRAMBLING in feeding on the ground under feeders and a FIREC… https://t.co/1x0KdhqzjU

24/12/2017 - 16:52 Steve Groves

Not much to report at The Swannery this week save for a Firecrest & the 7 Scaup. Have a good one everyone! 🎄🌨☃️🎅🏽🍻🥂

24/12/2017 - 14:35 Martin Adlam

Pennsylvania Wood and Church Ope Cove. No sign of Yellow-browed Warbler just 2 Firecrests in amongst the mobile flo… https://t.co/zZX5j8ZgNC

22/12/2017 - 15:32 Martin Adlam

Pennsylvania Castle woods 14:35 - still no sign of Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrests though @PortlandBirdObs

22/12/2017 - 15:32 Martin Adlam

Church Ope Cove 15:10 - 45 Rock Pipits, 2 Siskin and 2 Firecrests @PortlandBirdObs

22/12/2017 - 10:27 James Lowther

Firecrest in garden north end radipole @RSPBWeymouth

19/12/2017 - 09:36 Two Owls Birding

A wow moment just now a Firecrest so close albeit through the lounge window as it hovered & flitted in a Bush by th… https://t.co/wd1Os7Ty0i

17/12/2017 - 12:15 Martin Adlam

Pennsylvania Castle woods 12:13 - 1 Yellow_browed Warbler with large flock of 30+ Long-tailed Tits and 1 Firecrest @PortlandBirdObs

16/12/2017 - 21:04 Paul Harris

Winter sky in @TropicalDorset this morning. A couple of very showy Firecrest as well for good measure. https://t.co/EGz11kyeBc

16/12/2017 - 13:45 Martin Wood

@DominicCouzens @DorsetBirdClub @RetroGamer_Daz Just had a site 1st for me with a wonderful Firecrest.

16/12/2017 - 10:11 Tom Carley

Stour V LNR: single Hawfinch in bushes nr the pylon/rapids up river of Kinson STW. Also 2 Firecrest nr the Barn. 70… https://t.co/7kNf516gTe

15/12/2017 - 14:54 Martin Adlam

Pennsylvania Castle woods 15:00 - 1 Firecrest and 2 Redwings again. @PortlandBirdObs

14/12/2017 - 11:25 Martin Adlam

Pennsylvania Castle woods 11:24am - 1 Firecrest and 2 Redwings @PortlandBirdObs

10/12/2017 - 17:51 Steve Groves

This week's Swannery bird highlights... 5 Cattle Egrets roosting nightly, up to 7 Scaup, Firecrest, Siberian Chiffc… https://t.co/lQmMbCirj8

09/12/2017 - 14:05 Martin Adlam

Broadcroft Quarry Lane - 14::00 Two Goldcrests and a Firecrest @PortlandBirdObs

09/12/2017 - 13:15 Portland Bird Observatory

RT @PBOprof: A pleasant 6 degrees with broken sunshine at Portland Bird Observatory,Firecrest in garden and 5th Great Spotted Woodpecker ri…

08/12/2017 - 16:12 Martin Adlam

Church Ope Cove today. No sign of Yellow-browed Warbler. Instead 1 Black Redstart, 2 Firecrests, a Grey Wagtail, a… https://t.co/0xsFAlAmWH

06/12/2017 - 18:27 Dominic Couzens

Sweet December birding at Durlston @DurlstonCP, Swanage. Saw 2 Firecrests and Chiffchaff while drinking excellent c… https://t.co/pIEwtZpRmS

06/12/2017 - 11:57 Martin Adlam

Pennsylvania Wood 11:40am - 1 Firecrest possible Yellow-browed Warbler heard, but difficult to find in amongst 20+… https://t.co/i7ClvC1gdM

05/12/2017 - 14:30 Martin Adlam

Behind the huts at Church Ope Cove - 2:20pm Two Firecrests with a small flock of Long-tailed Tits @PortlandBirdObs

04/12/2017 - 10:20 Joe Stockwell

20 BN Grebe, 8 Goosander and the BT Diver Still Portland Harbour + usuals, 2 Firecrest in Sailing Club Car park

03/12/2017 - 11:56 Tom Carley

Stour Valley LNR 2 flyover Goosander, Green Sand., m&f Blackcap & Firecrest were today's highlights as well a good… https://t.co/YPeIP3Q1vS

02/12/2017 - 12:54 Martin Adlam

Church Ope Cove down the steps from Rufus Castle 1 Firecrest - 12:53pm @PortlandBirdObs

02/12/2017 - 12:09 Martin Adlam

Broadcroft Quarry Lane 3 each of Firecrest and Goldcrest with 8 Long-tailed Tits - 12:05pm @PortlandBirdObs

01/12/2017 - 17:18 Mike Morse

Two Sanderling through west was a good winter record at Bex this morning. Otherwise, just a single Firecrest and tw… https://t.co/Ot0YDQLp7F

01/12/2017 - 09:07 Peter Robertson

Walked in to the office @RSPBArne this morning to be greeted by a gorgeous #Firecrest just outside the window. Best advent calendar ever!

30/11/2017 - 15:31 Martin Adlam

Church Ope Cove - 15:20 a Black Redstart on the beach and a Firecrest behind the huts @PortlandBirdObs

30/11/2017 - 10:04 Jol Mitchell

Hawfinches at Cattistock, in trees on south of churchyard, also a Firecrest @DorsetBirdClub