Waxies? Blackcap demands equal rights!

Amidst our pursuit of the iconic Waxies , this guy demanded a place in the spotlight-Martin’s garden of course.What would we have done this winter sans his Holly tree?

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About kevjoynes

Retired teacher from L'dod High-when it was a top school! Originally West Mids, but been in Wales since 1973.Started birding at age 7-hiatus 'til 2000 when retirement gave time for photography.
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8 Responses to Waxies? Blackcap demands equal rights!

  1. skylarkmidd says:

    Handsome little chap Kev!!……one has to feel some sympathy for him…. for days now he’s been forced to watch his winter larder 🍒rapidly disappearing before him.

  2. kevjoynes says:

    Cheers Martin-guess he’ll find the berries the big guys missed!

  3. jbnr says:

    Nice pics Kev, hard to believe a blackcap eats holly berries; I thought they had a diet of insects. But maybe it`s just a case of what`s available?

  4. kevjoynes says:

    Cheers James-I have seen them take rowan berries and last year we had one scoffing apple.Think it’s usually the overwintering birds making the best of it as you say.

  5. martinallandod says:

    Awww, gorgeous…

  6. kevjoynes says:

    Many thanks Martina.

  7. cjparry says:

    When ringing Blackcaps in autumn, that have been eating a lot of backberries or elderberries, its best to wear old clothes!

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