Avian delight in Welwyn Garden City woodland

PUBLISHED: 07:49 12 February 2017

A Firecrest. Picture by Pixellence

A Firecrest. Picture by Pixellence


A scarce firecrest, one of Britain’s smallest but most vividly-plumaged birds, has been frequenting woodland on the outskirts of Welwyn Garden City.

The tiny bird, more colourful than closely-related but much commoner goldcrests, has been spotted several times in a patch of holly in Sherradspark Wood, just a few yards from houses.

It is hard to get good views of as it flies very fast, but will be easier to find if it starts singing in the early spring.

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