Female Blackcap, and frog activity

Female Blackcap seen on the sunflower heart feeders yesterday.

Can also report a plentiful quantity of frog spawn in the ponds although how many tadpoles will survive the fish appetite remains to be seen despite the  precautions we take.
The frogs were heard making courting noises at the back end of Autumn October / November but then I guess they realised it was Winter coming and not Spring.  There were several reports in the papers at the time about this unseasonal activity in other places.
The other thing of note over the last several months is the large numbers of Goldfinches visiting the feeders.
Brok in Greenacres

Thanks Brok, that’s interesting because it sounds like it could be the same female Blackcap as in our garden recently opposite you!  A female was here most of February, but then went missing for all of March until I saw her (or possibly a different female) again on the sunflower hearts tray on 22 & 23 March.
Ralph
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Female Blackcap Feb 2015 RH, Westfield

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