Friday, 7 December 2012

Another patch visit missed today, I forgot I had a dental appointment early this afternoon  :-(  I did at least get something for the December list this morning as I walked into work, when a LITTLE OWL (52) called from the darkness of a large garden adjacent to the Greenhouse Complex.

I'll have time to catch up with my patch visits over the Xmas holidays, as I'm off work after the 20th  :-)

After the dentist, there was just enough time and light left to get myself into my garden shed and await to see if a Waxwing would come in to feed on the apples I have placed for them, they didn't of course, but it was nice to see the return of not only the GREEN WOODPECKER, but also of the female BLACKCAP, I got lots of photo's of it, but still not in the greatest of light.
Blackcap - I like the way the red apple has reflected onto the Blackcaps plumage here
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12 comments:

Grant Demar said...

Interesting set of Blackcap pics. like the 2nd one and the one where you are trying to stare each other out-who won?
Grant

ShySongbird said...

A lovely set of photos Warren. The one where it was staring you out made me smile too :-)

Alan Pavey said...

Great pics mate, my Dad said there was one in our garden while I was at work yesterday!

Pete Woodruff said...

A brilliant set of images of the female Blackcap. the ones with the apple are particularly good.

The question is....could you bite into an apple after your visit to the dentist Warren?

Rohrerbot said...

Awesome brilliant awesome!!! I think you've got something here.....fruit and bird pictures. I feel in love with your raspberry/bird photos and have fallen for this series as well:) Nicely done!

Adam said...

I wonder if he likes apples?

Wilma said...

very entertaining shots, Warren.

Warren Baker said...

Hi Grant - good to see you've mastered the comments thing!

Warren Baker said...

Pete,
I was ok for apple biting, but not tea drinking :-)

Warren Baker said...

I'm pleased you all liked the Blackcap shots, I enjoyed taking them, always a real pleasure taking photo's of the more unusual patch species :-)

Stephen Mills said...

Brilliant pics of the Blackcap. Never had a winter record in the garden.

Jason K said...

Absolutely stunning shots of the female Blackcap Warren. I'm a bout due one on the apples that I've put out in my back garden me thinks!