Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Blackcap Visitor

Don't see these very often so it was nice to have a male Blackcap visit this morning:

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Male Blackcap

Seems to be liking the sunflower hearts.

10 comments:

  1. Thats a surprise visitor John.

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    1. It was Roy though I have had a couple on odd occasions.

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  2. beautiful soft colors in this bird!

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    1. TWG: Quite pretty for a dull coloured bird.

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  3. A lovely little garden visitor John. They visit me most winters. I have had male and female this year but have seen the male more often. They sure do like the sunflower hearts :-)

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    1. I've seen them a few times Jan but visits are well spread out. I did see a pair some while ago.

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  4. I suppose one of the only advantages to this chilly weather is the interesting bird species that are attracted to your garden. Hope that Blackcap sticks around for a bit longer for you.

    We've got 3 Blackcaps visiting the garden at the moment (2 males, 1 female), and they particularly seem to like the fat cakes and suet pellets. I wonder if any of them will be left when the weather warms up a bit. I suspect not...

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    1. That's true Joe. Food must be hard to find for many birds during this prolonged cold snap. Quite bold for a small bird as it took no notice of the squabbling Starlings this morning.

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  5. Great sighting, John. It’s usually the fatcake or apples they have gone for with us although it’s been a while. From memory it’s been fatcake/coconuts they have taken from your garden in the past. I wonder if you will see it again tomorrow - I might guess you'll get it for a week or so if you do. Enjoy :-)

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    1. Shirl: This one seem to prefer the sunflower hearts and has been really tucking in this morning.

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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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