Blackcap count rises

Over the last few days our seed encrusted fat cake has attracted newcomers to add to the male and female Blackcap we first saw about two weeks ago in our front garden....today's count = THREE males and TWO females :) 

One of the males is the dominant bird and the females defer to all three males. It's very entertaining to see their reaction to one of our regular Blackbirds intrusion on the perch; the dominant male stands his ground against the considerably larger bird but the other four scramble away into the hedge where they wait patiently until the perch is vacant again :) 

One of the female Blackcaps
One of the female Blackcaps

Posted January 24th, 2021 at 2:06 pm by Phil and Sue Naylor in Bird News