Blackcap

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Rockinggoose, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Rockinggoose

    Rockinggoose Mu-43 Regular

    This charming small Warbler once migrated South for the Winter but small numbers are now overwintering. They have one of the most beautiful of songs in the breeding season but are difficult to see because they spend most of their time in dense thickets. Fortunately, although the numbers are very small, they are easier to spot in Winter as they come into gardens to feed. This is the male, the female has a brown cap.

    Taken through a dirty window against the sun with E-M5 and Canon EF 400mm f5.6L - Manual focus

    Blackcap1.


    David
     
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  2. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    Ron
    David, I think I know where South is, but south of where?
     
  3. Rockinggoose

    Rockinggoose Mu-43 Regular

    Sorry - UK. Now added details.

    David
     
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  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    We have lots of these around - they come very readily to our feeder in the winter. Nicely captured. :thumbup:
     
  5. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    The bird pictured is Sylvia atricapilla, strictly an old world species so whatever you are seeing in the States is not this species. Our wintering individuals in the UK are from a population that summers in the Black Forest in Germany and migrates north west for the winter, determined by ringing (banding in the States).

    http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=8073

    Barrie
     
  6. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Nice work! Congratulations!