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sylvia warblers in garden

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andy leach
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sylvia warblers in garden

Post by andy leach » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:55 pm

friday 10th dec juv male blackcap in garden sat 11th female blackcap weds 16th a different juv male blackcap all birds seen feeding in large mahonia at bottom of garden

Neil Southworth
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Post by Neil Southworth » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:40 am

Interesting, Andy. It seems to be the case that wintering Blackcaps are attracted by Mahonia nectar. I've got two Mahonia in flower at the moment, but I've not seen a Blackcap yet.
Have you got your nets up round the plant?

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