Re: Blackcaps in Braunton

In response to Phil and Sue Naylor's question about the age and sex of Blackcaps visiting their feeders. Young Blackcaps fledge with a brown cap but undergo a partial post-juvenile moult, including the cap, which is usually finished in October. By now, any bird with a brown cap will definitely be a female with last year's young and older females indistinguishable in the field.

Posted February 10th at 10:11 am by Alan Pomroy in Bird News