The Blackcap is a warbler and can be usually found in thick undergrowth or bushy woodland.  The bird is olive and grey in colour with the male having a black cap on its head and the female a brown cap.  There are currently an estimated 900,000 pairs breeding across the UK.  Blackcaps will sometimes visit gardens in Autumn to feed on berries and Winter for food left on bird tables.  I have seen this bird at Fairburn Ings a few times and there has even been a rare visit by a pair to my garden too.

Length: 13cm (5in)

Wingspan: 20-23cm (8-9in)

Weight: 14-20g (½-¾oz)

Average Life: 5 years