Blackcap

A regular summer visitor that breeds here.

Blackcap - Rosemary Ottery  25th Apr 2006
Blackcap - Rosemary Ottery

03/05/64 - Maximum count of 12 birds. Record count to date

14/04/95 - 2 singing males

05/06/98 - 5 singing males

30/05/99 - 6 singing males as well as a pair feeding young

19/04/04 - 2 singing males (just 1 singing male recorded each year from 2000-2003)

06/04/05 - 4 birds

23/04/06 - 4 birds

06/05/07 - 6 birds

24/05/08 - 3 singing males

03/04/09 - 2 singing then 2 throughout April, 1 or 2 in May, max 3 on 04/06/09

01/04/10 - 1 bird then seen throughout April May and June with 2 pairs on 28/04 and 3 singing on 03/06

31/03/11 - max 2 males singing through April May and June

26/03/12 - 1 singing with 2 on 29/03. Up to 5 birds in April (4 singing) and 2 singing regularly through May, June and the begining of July. Juvenile bird seen on 20/07

24/03/14 - 1 singing and another on 31/03. Up to 5 birds singing in April and 2 singing through May. Singing heard through June and July with a family party on 06/07

01/04/15 - 1 singing, then 1 on 15/04 and 17/04. upt o 3+ heard during May and song continued throughout June, last heard 01/07

30/03/16 - 2 singing and a pair seen on 09/04. Several singing throughout April and May with max of 6 birds recorded in both those months. On 02/06 a female was seen carrying food and several birds were singing that day. The last song was heard on 11/07