Saturday, 13 February 2010
She is back safe and sound!....13/02/2010
The female Blackcap I am referring to.
During the cold spell of early January when the Fieldfares descended on the garden she was chased off the apple tree that bears the apples and pears I spike on there. Well, she returned during the past two weeks and has enjoyed no doubt the peace and the fruit! I was so pleased to see that she had survived the freezing temperatures. She is such a delight to see. She arrived mid December (2009) with a male Blackcap as has happened in previous years, whether they are the same pair I do not know. The male visited a couple of times and then disappeared, this has been the norm in previous years. The male has returned once since the first visit with the female to my knowledge, one cannot view the garden all day long as much as I would like to, I wonder why this is and why they don't stay together? Perhaps he will return when they are ready to fly home for breeding!
I managed a photo of her yesterday when the sun shone for ten minutes!