April 1973 – vol. 66, issue 4, pp 159–166 There seems little doubt that the Firecrest Regulus ignicapillus has become a more regular visitor to Britain during this century. Bannerman (1953) stated, 'formerly considered an irregular visitor to our shores, the Firecrest is now recognised as an annual visitor at any rate to the Scilly Isles and some of our southern counties'. Judging from the upward trend, particularly in spring, of the number... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.