Sunday 5 February 2012

The week after BGBW 2012

With the snowfall overnight, there was a noticeable increase in the numbers of birds visiting the Tense Towers garden this morning. Many more Chaffinches, a pristine male Reed Bunting and a second Blackcap. So that's in excess of 20 species for the week, easily the busiest time of the Winter so far. Hardly surprising, given the weather, I suppose.

I was unsuccessful in my attempts to capture a shot of the two warblers together, so you'll just have to take my word for it. There were two. The plumage of the new arrival seemed brighter than the original bird, but that could have been down to the fact that BC1 frequents the shadows behind the Hawthorn tree, whilst BC2 was on the seed feeder and having the benefit of all the reflected light from the snow.

Which was a bit of a bonus, really...


Spadger said...

Great shot Graeme - two blackcaps as well - I hope you checked they have the appropriate EU works documentation to be in the country!

Imperfect and Tense said...

There was very little interaction between the two male Blackcaps. They kept themselves to themselves. I guess that when you're on your winter holiday, you do things a bit differently to when you're at home in the summer?