By Rob Clements, Marcus Ward and Russell Wynn Abstract A marked surge in the number of breeding Firecrests Regulus ignicapilla since 2000 is apparent in some parts of southern England. Intensive survey work in a large study area in the New Forest shows that number of pairs/singing males rose from 104 in 2009 to 498 in 2016. Based on this, further survey work elsewhere in Hampshire, data from the Ra

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