Monday, 4 May 2015

Sylvia Songster.

Almost every woodland I stroll around at the moment the most prominent migrant songsters are the male Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla). Unlike some other warblers that like to announce their presence from a lofty open perch the Blackcap typically chooses a less obvious position much lower down in the leafy canopy sometimes totally hidden from view.

When I listen to its vocal repertoire I can understand why it is also known as the 'Northern Nightingale'.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Great Spotted Woodpecker.

A visit to a friends garden earlier this week provided an opportunity to capture a few images of a male Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus major).

All images taken 'handheld' through a double glazed window with a 70-300mm lens plus 1.4x  converter.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.