Tag Archives: Blackcap
The last days have been pretty hectic, and it was hard to find time for going out. Since everyone needs some fresh air, I managed to get away every now and then – but had to stay close to home. Meaning spending some time in the woods around here, and visiting the dunes close to Den Haag. Luckily I was able to improve on the Nuthatch (Boomklever) shot, albeit in an uncommon pose: standing up instead of glued upside-down to a tree trunk . Also I saw quite some Stock Doves (Holenduif), that are not that bad when you spend some time appreciating their color pattern… And I heard many Common Chiffchaffs (Tjiftjaf) singing their distinctive song.
Two weeks ago we spent a weekend with friends in a cottage in the woods. I brought the camera, hoping to frame some birds. I did, but every time missed out on the Nuthatch (Boomklever), because it was either too quick, or I was too late. Probably both at the same time . Anyway, this week I found one that I could photograph, as well as some Woodpeckers (male and female) (Grote Bonte Specht). And this morning I also could frame my first Blackcaps (Zwartkop) of the season. Not a bad result, although I am still working on the perfect Nuthatch shot :~( .
Later today I went back to the owl spot, hoping to see the Sparrow-hawks again. After a while I found both the male and female again, and though the female was waiting for an act of mating, the male (at some 20 meters distance) didn’t respond to her call. I left me with some shots, but not the so-much-hoped-for action shot…