Blackcap on feeders

Ooooh…an overwintering Blackcap on our feeders today [15 Jan]! The first one we’ve seen since we moved down to the village.  It was a male. It landed on the fat balls but only had a brief peck. Then ate the sunflower hearts that the other birds were discarding… as they do!

Blackcap male, Westfield, RH, 4 April 2013

Blackcap male, Westfield, RH, 4 April 2013

Sue Howard

Thanks Sue, this is the first sighting we’ve heard of for Westfield this winter! Sorry, we delayed publishing in case you managed to send us a photo!  The photo above is actually from April 2013.

Ralph — Dave

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  1. Had my first Blackcap of the winter in the garden today [2 Feb 2015] – a female eating fallen scraps of sunflower hearts from the saucer attached to the feeder. Ralph


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