Thursday, 7 April 2016

Mrs Blackcap

Although some Blackcap remain over winter in the Southern part of England most migrate to Western Europe for the Winter. Most numbers appear in UK from April to September.
The female is usually more secretive than the male in my experience anyway.






Mr Blackcap was close by, but not being very co-operative, so I will catch him later.


20 comments:

  1. Kaunis lintu. Uroksen olen nänyt täällä.

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  2. Great photo of the female. I happened to see one yesterday, but like you, it's been the males I've seen over the past week or so.

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    1. Thanks Wendy, yes have not got a clear shot at a male yet this year.

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  3. ja de natuur laat zich mooi niet dwingen.

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  4. Hi Roy

    Lovely, not a vividly coloured bird but the shading and tone are wonderful. A simple outfit but she is beautifully turned out for Spring.

    Regards
    Guy

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  5. Bonsoir Roy
    Bravo tu as de belles photos de la femelle. Je la vois très rarement.
    Jolie série.
    BIZ

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  6. Funny enough I have seen a female more that the male this year in my garden and she even baths in the bird bath. Lovely shots Roy

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  7. Hi Roy, Lovely pictures. I have been getting the male Blackcap for the last two weeks in my garden, he was here today in my rhododendron looking for insects to eat. I did a nightshift at the hospital last night and slept for a few hours this morning, when I woke up I sat up in bed with a mug of tea, I was looking out of my bedroom window and to my surprise there was a Treecreeper on my climbing rose. This is a second time I have seen a Treecreeper in my garden!

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    1. Thanks Lyn. You never know when you are going to see a Treecreeper.
      You may not see one for months then when you don't have a camera, there it is.

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  8. Hey Roy... Love her head top cap, real pretty Mrs.

    Grace

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  9. Beautiful! I usually just get glimpses of them. :-)

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