Female Blackcap

Managed to get some photos today of the female Blackcap that has been coming regularly to our garden since 2nd February.  She seems to prefer sunflower hearts and dominates the goldfinches on the feeder (notice how that one in the photo is hiding round the back!), but also takes small pieces of peanut. Pretty amazing for a mainly insectivorous warbler, though it does eat small berries as well.

Valentine’s Day UPDATE – female Blackcap still loving the sunflower hearts and peanuts in our garden today!

FURTHER UPDATES – still present 18th Feb, and again 24th, 27th Feb.





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