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Blackcap - Munk - Sylvia atricapilla
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Male Blackcap offshore in the Barent's Sea
A surprise find on the Shtokman Field, Barent's Sea, October 2010



Female Blackcap inboard a survey vessel
Female Blackcap on a survey vessel in the German Sector of the North Sea, November 2011
Picture taken with a DSLR and a 400mm telephoto lens - hand held in fully automatic mode using the camera's built in flash

Male Blackcap inboard a survey vessel
Male Blackcap on a survey vessel in the German Sector of the North Sea, November 2011
Picture taken with a DSLR and a 400mm telephoto lens - hand held in fully automatic mode using the camera's built in flash







Male Blackcap
Male Blackcap,  Sæle, Øygarden, November 2010

Male Blackcap
Male Blackcap eating snowberries, Sæle, Øygarden, November 2010



Female Blackcap
Female Blackcap, Hernar, May 2010

Blackcap
Male Blackcap, Tjeldstø, 21 January 2007



Blackcap



The two pictures above were all taken through my non-too clean sitting room window. This individual was very aggressive towards other species, chasing everything else away from what he considered to be "his" food.

Blackcap appear to be one of the obvious effects of global warming - wintering on the west coast of Norway seems to be more and more regular. 


In Øygarden this species is a numerous late autumn migrant - often to be found wherever there are elderberries - Sæle is particularly good for this species. Late birds are regular well into December - I usually see these either in my garden or at Hjelme.

The graph below gives an idea of the occurrence pattern of Blackcap in Øygarden. 




Blackcap

Bottom three photographs taken with a Canon EOS400D with a Sigma 70-300mm telephoto lens







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