Sunday 20 march 2011
Female Blackcap in the garden this morning. I had not seen it since 14th and thought it might have gone. I have not seen the male for about 10 days so suspect that has gone. Do the males migrate before the females - seems quite likely as they will need to start setting up territories. Trouble is the summer migrants will be getting mixed up with the overwinterers - still I very rarely get breeding Blackcaps in the garden so shouldn't be problems.