Leap-frogging Blackcaps

There’s a Blackcap in the tree. I can hear its alarm call and then I see it; it’s a female. It looks beautiful in this Italian sunshine. Blackcaps are one of my favourite species, not just because of their stunning song (in Messiaen’s opera Saint Fran├žois d’Assise, St Francis is … Continue reading Leap-frogging Blackcaps