Posts Tagged ‘Black cap warbler’

Blackcap Warbler

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Blackcap Warbler 9103, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

Occasionally things just happen so “according to plan” that I feel totally blown away ….
I’d been bemoaning the fact yesterday that I simply couldn’t get a good shot of a Blackcap despite seeing them every day. They seem to be always in the deepest thicket or behind the only bit of grass this side of the Sahara ….
Then just before lunch today I thought I’d have 5 minutes with the camera and see what happened, so perched myself on a windowsill and settled down to wait …. nine times out of ten in these situations, nothing happens, but today was different …
“Wouldn’t it be nice if something popped onto that dead branch over there right out in the open”, I thought to myself, and hey presto up it popped!

Blackcap Warbler (female)

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Blackcap Warbler (female) 9083, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

… and it’s not only the Chiffchaffs who love the Aloes; you can see this female Blackcap’s been at them too.