Looking at my feeders this morning I saw a bird flit onto the Fatball feeder, I realized at once it was a scarce garden visitor a Male Blackcap.
As I did not have time for any photos because we were off to do the weekly shop I hoped it would stay around until after lunch.
So around 13.00 hrs I set the camera and tripod up with the wireless remote framed on the fatball feeder,but there were a small group of four Starlings who were very persistent on getting at the food.
After about an hour and quite a few attempts to scare the Starlings off the Blackcap suddenly put in an appearance for around four seconds and I managed around eight frames at high speed.
I took these shots from the kitchen window inside the house as if I were anywhere outside the bird would not have come to the food as it was very nervous.
So another year tick, the list stands at 99 species for January and a couple of shots are below.