Tuesday, 5 March 2013

A Warbler

The Blackcap
Sylvia atricapilla

 
Because the Blackcap usually keep well concealed, they don't really stay long enough on the bird tale or feeders, for me to get really good shots of them, however I was pleased to get any shot at all, so here they are.Black cap distinguishes the male and reddish brown cap the female. Juvenile resembles the female.They breed in woods, parks and gardens.

53 comments:

Giga said...

Ma śliczną czarną "czapeczkę" i bardzo ładne zdjecia. Pozdrawiam.
It has a beautiful black "cap" and very nice pictures. Yours.

Antonio Pesk@ said...

Bonito y variado blog,Saludos desde Doña Mencia

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh how I love warblers and their beautiful songs :)

ioan moldovan said...

I think the bird sings very nice!
Many greetings!

Linda R said...

Awww.. Your photos are wonderful. I think that little guy is too cute.

S. Etole said...

He looks like he is singing a song to you.

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Maybe they are quick, but nevertheless you have captured it. Great shots! Greetings, Joke

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi!!!.. So beautiful.. Cute bird.. Congrats..

TexWisGirl said...

very cute little bird!

Adam said...

cute bird

Maria said...

Beautiful poses all. I love its colours. I'm just about done with the Monarch if you want to take a look. But not quite yet, I'm going to try to photograph the eggs.

susan said...

very pretty bird, goog shot!!!

Breathtaking said...

Antonio Peskc@

Hello:) Welcome to my blog, and thank you for your lovely comment.

Breathtaking said...

Optimistic Existentialist

I agree with you Keith.Their rippling babble, and powerful Fluted notes are just beautiful.

Breathtaking said...

Ian Moldavan
His song is beautiful and operatic as it has a melancholy ring towards the end.
It's probably singing feed me, feed me before I starve to death!!!

Breathtaking said...

Linda R
Thank you Linda,.. he is pretty cute!!

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole

Probably singing for his supper!!
They love the raisin and wallnut cake mix I make for them.

Breathtaking said...

Joke (Jokes Camera)
So nice to see you here Joke.

I have been trying to capture the Blackcap for simply ages, and have quite a few tail shots:) I was happy to get the full body shot at least.

Breathtaking said...

Ana Minguez Corella

Hi! Yes, a beautiful bird Ana! I just love the shape of their heads, and their song.

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl

Yes indeed! He looks cute on the bird table, otherwise I think they have most elegant lines.

Breathtaking said...

Adam
Hi Adam!
It's a lovely bird, and in the first picture does look cute.

Breathtaking said...

Maria
Thank you Maria:)
I also love it's sooty black crown and slate grey to brown upper parts and pale grey underparts.

I will be there to see all your wonderful photos, very soon.It
has been a pleasure to see it's development.

Breathtaking said...

Susan
Thank you Sue! I hope to get some better shots of the Blackcap in the spring, for you to see his true beauty, as these shots really don't do him justice.

Stiletto said...

In spite of the brief visit,you manage to shoot two very good shots. I'm amused by the way it cocked its head to eye the food proffered. I supposed they can never be too cautious.

Stuart Price said...

You really do get some great birds coming to your feeder.......

Breathtaking said...

Stiletto
Thank you for saying the shots are good! He was probably thinking...
What!! No raisins left!!:)

Breathtaking said...

Stuart Price
It's very true Stuart. At least fifteen different species which are regular visiters.

Bob Bushell said...

A nice picture of the Blackcap.

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
Thank you Bob:) It's a nice bird.

ShySongbird said...

Well I think they are lovely captures Sonjia. I always look forward to seeing them in my garden in the Winter. I was watching a male on the feeders just a couple of days ago. You do get such wonderful light in your photos...sigh! Raisin and Walnut cake sounds rather nice ;-)

Breathtaking said...

ShySongbird

Thank you Jan:) We do seem to see many of the same birds in our gardens.

Although the cake does attract birds to the feeders,and they certainly make short work of it,I have often wondered if it's the best thing for them!!! There is also plenty of sunflower feed mix in other feeders and a corn mix that we scatter on the ground for the doves and wood pigeons,but they all seem to prefer the wallnut and raisin cake!!:)


Mary Brown said...

Beautiful photographs informative.

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
Nice to see you again:) Thank you
so much for your comment.

Codzienne życie Agaty said...

Beautiful blog write it myself I love nature.

Breathtaking said...

Codzienne zyci Agaty

Thank you, and thank you for becomming my latest follower.I will visit your blog very soon.

Giga said...

Gratuluję, że udało Ci się go "złapać" aparatem. Pozdrawiam.
Congratulations, you were able to go "catch" camera. Yours.

Juliana said...

very nice bird!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias de belo pássaro....
Cumprimentos

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Thank you Giga! We have so many missed moments and opportunities in photography, that I was pleased to finally capture the elusive Blackcap.
Hugs.

Breathtaking said...

Juliana

Yes it is a nice bird! One I like to see in my garden.

Enjoy your weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Fernando Santos

Thank you Chana!

Have a nice weekend!

juani espejo jurado said...

Unas grandes imágenes de esta ave
Un gran saludo

Catherine said...

What a perfect name you have for your blog. These photo's are breathtaking and beautiful and just so adorable. Blessings and xo, Catherine

Kalyan said...

simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

Breathtaking said...

Juani espejo jurado

Thank you so much for your visit, and for leaving a nice comment.

Breathtaking said...

Catherine

So nice of you to pass by and leave such a generous comment.
Thank you so much:)

I would like to visit your blog more often but have very high colestral,( it runs in the family) so can only eat certain food:(
I do pass by however, and admire
your cooking knowhow.

Have a nice Sunday Catherine!





Breathtaking said...

Kalyan

Thank you for your lovely comment:)

I had a look at your blog, and learnt about the two festivals. The Festival of Light seems like a brilliant celebration in more ways than one!!:)

Linda said...

Great shots! I love how his little beak is open.

Breathtaking said...

Linda
It was a lucky shot! Many thanks for your visit:)

marijke said...

What a lucky girl you are. It's around my garden somewhere but I never had the chance to photograph it. Wonderful shot.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Breathtaking said...

marijke
I have been after some captures of the Blackcap for a long time, so was pleased to get these two shots.
I hope you get your chance one day:)

Rohrerbot said...

Whoa!!! Nice catch! This is still on my list of "Must Finds!" Very cool captures. That's a beautiful warbler....although I don't think there is an ugly one out there:)

Breathtaking said...

Rohrerbot
Hi Chris
Only just found your comment on the Warbler, so sorry:) Since taking this photo have'nt seen another Warbler, but they will be back when they are hungry! Good luck finding one Chris:)

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