Thursday, 7 June 2012

Goldcrests.

I had a bit of luck Wednesday morning as I did some early shopping in Knowle.Whilst waiting for the bakers to open I had a quick walk round the churchyard mainly to see if any Spotted Flycatchers had turned up again this year.If they had I didn't see them but I did see a lone Goldcrest hopping around in a conifer tree.Of course I didn't have the camera to hand.

Half an hour later I was back in the same spot this time with the camera.Usually when I do this the bird in question has disappeared but today not only was it in the same tree but it had a mate with it.Excellent!!!!

These chaps always give me a problem when trying to get some decent shots.They are very small,they hop around constantly and are often in the gloom of a tree.









Not till I saw one the other day on Springwatch did I know that the male raised it's crest.I'd never seen one do this.Well not till today.Wonderful site.









I also spotted some juveniles higher up the same tree which I'm pretty certain were Goldcrests.I saw three but there could have been more.









Both the parents were busy gathering nesting material.I suppose they were either repairing their old nest or were building a new one for another family ??

















4 comments:

Marc Heath said...

That's a great set Max.

Max Silverman said...

Cheers Mark

Christian said...

Those with the raised crest are brilliant Max.

Max Silverman said...

Cheers Christian.