Firecrests and other rare birds in Britain

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This is a firecrest video.

From the RSPB in Britain:

At least the birds think British summers are Mediterranean

Last modified: 09 July 2012

Recent British summers may have been a turn-off for human sun worshippers, but some birds seem to have a different view. The firecrest – one of the UK’s smallest birds – is increasingly nesting in Britain, from further south in Europe.

However, although the latest report from the Rare Breeding Birds Panel (RBBP), shows the firecrest is increasing rapidly, it paints a bleak picture for the Dartford warbler, which appears to have declined substantially in the last few years, because of the harsh winters leading up to 2010.

The tiny firecrest – four together would weigh less than one ounce – first colonised the UK half a century ago, when the first nest was found in Hampshire in 1962.

Since then the population has risen…

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