Blackcap

Sylvia atricapilla – TELOR PENDDU – Breeding summer visitor, passage migrant and winter visitor

Blackcap – 2003-07 breeding

Sylvia atricapilla – TELOR PENDDU – Breeding summer visitor, passage migrant and winter visitor Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 86 71 Breeding probable 248 317 Breeding possible 5 9 No of tetrads occupied 339 (of 478) 397 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 70.9% 81% A predominantly grey warbler, the male with a […]

Blackcap – 1994

Sylvia atricapilla – TELOR PENDDU – Breeding summer visitor, passage migrant and winter visitor 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 86 Breeding probable 248 Breeding possible 5 No of tetrads occupied 339 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 70.9% Mathew (1894) classified the Blackcap as a summer visitor that was far from common, with a few pairs in the […]

Blackcap – 1980s winter

Sylvia atricapilla – TELOR PENDDU – Breeding summer visitor, passage migrant and winter visitor The BTO winter atlas showed that Blackcaps were present in almost 40% of 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square.  The darkest blue represents over 3 […]

Blackcap – 1968-72 breeding

Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Blackcap in Pembrokeshire

Blackcap – 1949

Sylvia atricapilla atricapilla Fairly common summer resident in suitable tangled copses even in the west.  Appears on the islands with last species in late April and early May; rarely in autumn. R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society More about the Blackcap in Pembrokeshire

Blackcap – 1894

Sylvia atricapilla A summer visitor, far from common. We could never detect this beautiful songster at Stone Hall until the small fruit began to ripen in the kitchen-garden. Writing of it in his neighbourhood Mr. Dix says, “First heard on 12th April; three or four pairs bred in the plantations near, but it is not numerous.” In Mr. Tracy’s […]

Blackcap

Sylvia atricapilla – TELOR PENDDU – Breeding summer visitor, passage migrant and winter visitor