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David Talbot
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    Like myself, others had commented on the scarcity of Goldcrests at garden feeders and the assumption they were 100% insectivorous but I have had one again today that was feeding voraciously on fat balls. Whilst the serious bird books/sites refer to them as solely eating insects and spiders there are forums where people say that fat is a good inducement to them in severe weather. So today I paid particular attention and managed some poor shots through the window and the general mirk outside and it was definitely eating the fat.
    My regular Blackcap though has eaten lots of fat and a huge amount of seed….no wonder it’s fat!