Very frustrating - I was made up to see a Blackcap back feeding in the garden at Dempsey Towers this afternoon, but vexed by having to digiscope it through the window in fading light.
The male Blackcap seemed quite happy at first on a feeder full of fat balls or hoovering up on the deck, but things are never that simple are they?
Whenever I got the 'scope on it through a reasonably clean bit of double glazing, in swept one of the local Jackdaws or Greater 'Peckers - each equally boorish and capable of clearing the feeders with their "big-winged" arrival alone.
They sent the male Blackcap off to scowl from the branches of a magnolia until the bigger birds had had their fill.
Hopefully I'll get a chance to spend more time with it in better light soon.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...