Blackcap by Elizabeth Dack 1/3
Male blackcap by Nick Goodrum 2/3
Blackcap by Pat Adams 3/3

Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla

The Blackcap is a medium-sized warbler mostly found in woodland and tall scrub, but also in gardens, particularly during the winter. Blackcaps were once just summer visitors to the UK, but can now be seen all year-round as winter migrants from Germany and north-east Europe appear from September onwards. Blackcaps will feed on insects in summer and berries and fruit in winter. They nest in hedges or brambles and manage up to two clutches a year of four to six eggs.

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Common

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