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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 4th January, 2022)

Female blackcap


Female blackcap
It’s the first time we’ve seen a female in the garden - we’ve had a male visit occasionally in the breeding season, when they usually come over from Europe. More of them are wintering here, I believe - not surprising since we don’t have proper Winters any more.

Photo: David Long  (Sony DSC-RX10M3)
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Comment by: Poet on 4th January 2022 at 00:06

Brilliant picture . I've only ever seen Blackcaps in summer .

Comment by: Mick on 4th January 2022 at 07:16

I don't think Ive ever seen one before.

Comment by: Maureen on 4th January 2022 at 09:55

What brilliant detail.

Comment by: Ray on 4th January 2022 at 10:46

How can you tell female blackcap from a male blackcap David ?.

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 4th January 2022 at 13:11

Ray, The male has a black 'cap' whereas the female's cap is chestnut coloured.

Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 4th January 2022 at 14:08

Ray, a male Blackcap wears a black cap. The female wears a brown one, with pink lace round the edges and the button-hole on the right.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th January 2022 at 14:33

A lovely little bird - looks like he's eating a bird type Christmas pudding ( left overs!) ;o)

Comment by: Mick on 4th January 2022 at 15:01

Ray the female doesn't have a black cap

Comment by: Edna on 4th January 2022 at 16:39

Excellent photo David, it's good you got a great close up.I love to watch the birds feeding in the garden.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 26th January 2022 at 16:38

A male arrived at the feeders on Monday.

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