Wednesday 10 April 2013

Blackcaps and others at my feeders.

Male Blackcap 
This male Blackcap has been at my feeders every day since early December and has now attracted a female to my sunflower hearts feeder. I guess as insects are virtually non-existant in this cold weather then these seeds have all the necessary goodness.

As the spring has started he's now got more territorial and spends a lot of time chasing the goldfinches away, although there are often up to 20 so he does have problems!

A pair of Siskins have also been active along with greenfinches, all preferring the sunflower hearts to everything else including the niger seed.

Male Blackcap 

Female Blackcap 

Male Siskin