Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday at the Flicks - Blackcap

Visits from our feathered friends have been quite scarce for a few days. Partly down to the milder weather but partly down to a Sparrowhawk making what looks like daily visits. Yesterday started quietly, literally, as I did not hear a bird all morning but by mid-day some brave and hungry birds began to make lightning visits to the feeders. Most would grab a bite to eat and immediately fly to the nearest bush.

I was watching one small bird eating the apple and initially though a sparrow had taken a liking to it. It wasn't until it flew away that I saw it was a female Blackcap. I set up the cameras in case she came back. Fortunately she did, spending a little while at the suet ball feeder:



In all I saw her three times and hope she will be back again when the lighting is better for still photographs as Blackcaps are rare visitors to my garden.

Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you.

8 comments:

  1. A very acceptable Christmas present. She is a real gem.

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    1. It is nice to see something different once in a while Adrian.

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  2. What a great visitor John.
    I get them occasionally at this time of the year.

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    1. Back again today Keith so hopefully will stay near for a while longer.

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  3. she is pretty! i do like her cap. :)

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    1. At least it is easy to spot the difference TWG. Male black cap, female brown cap.

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  4. What a pretty bird :) I hope the Sparrowhawk has moved on!

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  5. Such delightful little birds which I am usually lucky enough to see in the garden in the Winter months. Well captured John.

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Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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