Goldcrest ‘returns’

Friday 20th February. A Goldcrest was in a conifer in the garden. It worked its way from the bottom of the tree to the top & then back down again. This was a welcome return to this bird which was a frequent visitor to the tree until two winters ago when it disappeared.

Libby

Thanks Libby. Conifers are certainly a favourite of Goldcrests, but these tiny birds are known to live surprisingly short lives – Typical Lifespan: 2 years ,  Maximum Recorded Age: 4 years 2 months 24 days (set in 2008). So it seems likely this was a different bird from two years ago, but who knows?

Ralph — Dave

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