Stayed at home waiting patiently for a parcel to turn up, but despite receing an e-mail to say it should be here it never materialised so hopefully it will be delivered tomorrow. Fewer overall numbers of visitors to the garden today but we did have views of Mr. Blackcap again and at one stage there were also two female Blackcaps. The light was dreadful and shooting through closed double-glazed windows is far from ideal but if I stepped outside most species will fly away and it was cold so I had to make do with the best of a dismal batch of pics for this post.
Mrs. Blackcap checking out the fruit and seeds.
One of the female Blackcaps staked out a claim to a feeder hanging in the Hawthorn again today and it was interesting to see her avidly chasing off both the Blue and Great Tits when they dropped in to feed. She was not fazed at all by the attentions of the Greenfinches who constantly squabble for the best perch.
The other female Blackcap (brown cap) comes closer for a snack.
Collared Dove surveying the surroundings.
Male 'Spadgers' keeping a wary look out.
Distant Redwing makes a very brief stopover.
Robin finds the tin with the stale crumbs and stakes a claim.
No new species visited today but I did catch a glimpse of an accipitor disappearing over the rooftop late this afternoon carring a meal in it's tallons and flapping madly to keep itself in the air! FAB.