A harbinger of Spring.
We were pleased to spot our first blackcap on Peter White’s spring bird walk. They are one of the first migrants to arrive in the spring.
The blackcap is a distinctive greyish warbler, the male has a black cap, and the female a chestnut one. Its delightful fluting song has earned it the name ‘northern nightingale’. Although primarily a summer visitor, birds from Germany and north-east Europe are increasingly spending the winter in the UK.