Photos: Male neat glossy black cap. Female below has a chestnut one.
Nest is low in dense vegetation and brambles.
Male starts several nests female chooses then both finish with nest tied together with spiders webs. Delightful musical pitched staccato winter singing from ivy clad trees.
Extended liquid blackbird-like flutes with clear distinct phrases strident chattering rising to a flourish. Blackcaps also mimic the garden warbler.
Has earned sleek spectacular modest little Blackcaps the name -
The – ‘Northern Nightingale.’ Brood 1; 2?
Help Blackcaps: Invertebrates – Insects, caterpillars, larvae, spiders, flies, worms.
Dense – Bramble bushes for food roosting and nesting. Undergrowth and hedgerows.
Autumn: Bramble berries fruit high in energy-elderberry. Winter feed fat balls cut up scraps.
“British ‘wildlife’ has been allowed to become only predators and scavengers!”
All species of our Garden Songbirds have to contend with enjure – Killing from more Aggressive Dominant birds animals – Predators Scavengers. And Mankind –
Albert Einstein – “Only two things are infinite the universe and human stupidly and – I’m not too sure about the former…”
Wildlife ‘expert’ Chris Packham has ‘at last’ woken up to predation ‘killing’ in – ‘2011.’ From all the far too many stronger species that have been allowed to breed unmolested and taking over whole areas. ‘Wiping out those species lesser able to adapt cope or compete!’
All Our Garden Songbirds and most small mammals – ‘Agreeing the only option left is for culling.’ - 2011 The Sun 5 October.
“Maybe at last then he can also stop criticizing the likes of us who daily have had to endure – Having to see with our own eyes the rapid decline of – Songbirds AND Sparrows – From all of our Towns Cities – Countryside.”
Now do-gooders who know all the answers – “What is left NOW – Of our killed off tragically-lost-dead-songbirds?”
IF – We are to help Songbirds survive let alone increase their numbers its time policy makers at the RSPB take off their ‘1954′ protection of unrestricted birds of prey ‘sparrowhawks.’ Raptor numbers have since then ‘1954′ – HAVE –
Accepting some form of control is vital. Their prey of sparrows has collapsed its sparrows that need protection. RSPB – ‘Its time to start being realistic to your members!’
“Sensible culling of the far too many predators and scavengers which are all catching killing eating our Songbirds from magpies cats grey-squirrels sparrowhawks herring-gulls crows parakeets jays rats fox, etc.”
Predators cull everything else that their own numbers need to be culled to accept anything else as normal and ‘nature’ – Is our deceit…!
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