Blackcap and Bramblings

Yesterday a male Blackcap fed in a hawthorn in Llanwrthwl village. This is only my second record in winter here – the first amazingly was last year on exactly the same day in the same bush! Anyone else got any winter blackap records in the study area – not a regularly recorded winter visitor in our colder inland area.

On the crop plot planted by Richard at the bottom of the road leading from the village to Penrhos, the traditional Chaffinch flock has built up to 50. In amongst them at the moment are 3 Brambling.


3 Responses to Blackcap and Bramblings

  1. Janice says:

    Male blackcap here in the garden last October. Around for a few days feeding up on elderberries.

  2. steeejones says:

    Wonder if these birds are late migrants or genuine winter visitors? Richard had one on elderberries in Nantglas churchyard in late October also.

  3. Gafyn says:

    the odd blackcap has come into the garden over winters here, usually to eat windfall fruit

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