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 list, which refers chiefly to the birds observed in the south of the county, the Blackcap is stated to be common.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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