The other morning I was standing under some tall densely branched trees watching and listening to several male Blackcaps moving about the trees trying to attract a female that was close by.
Now the Blackcaps can be very vocal and their song sounds quite amazing for a short period. After a while though it starts to get to you and goodness nows what it does to the females. Coupled with this, its a neck aching job staring up into branches for any length of time. They would sing and then move to another perch and start all over again. This continued for quite sometime. What didn't help was, not only poor light, they hardly ever presented a suitable photo opportunity. To confuse the issue even more several Chaffinch moved into the same area and started a similar activity. Eventually I was able to capture a few images, but I didn't hang around to find out what eventually transpired.
|Female - Singularly unimpressed|
"Looking at you below Matey, you have got no chance with the ladies.
You really need to brush up on your appearance."