Garden Blackcap Survey

Blackcaps are an increasingly common sight at garden feeding stations during winter and are spotted most often early in the New Year. The foods that we provide seem to be having a profound effect on the ecology of these birds, changing their migratory patterns and subsequent nesting habits.
Female Blackcap. Liz Cutting
Do you have more female Blackcaps in your garden than males? (Image: Liz Cutting)  

With the public's help, we wanted to find out more about the behaviour of Blackcaps in winter gardens, focusing on three key questions:

  1. Which foods are Blackcaps eating?
  2. Are there equal numbers of male and female Blackcaps?
  3. Are Blackcaps aggressive with other similar-sized birds?

Find out more about these key questions and results.

Learn about Blackcaps and garden bird feeders.

Follow our Blackcap ID guide.

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