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SJholder

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Hi all,
Nice to be back here.
I have been hearing this bird in the trees behind our block of flat for over a week now. Could it be a Blackcap? I live in Berlin but there are a few parks nearby. Many thanks.
 

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PaulCountyDurham

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United Kingdom
Yes, blackcap. Of the warblers it's one I think is quite distinctive: sort of a half-way house between the melody of the willow warbler and the scratchy chaos of the extraordinarily busy little whitethroat.
 

SJholder

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Yes, blackcap. Of the warblers it's one I think is quite distinctive: sort of a half-way house between the melody of the willow warbler and the scratchy chaos of the extraordinarily busy little whitethroat.
Thank you! I can add that to my idenifications ( not many but growing:)) He has been very loud recently, esp in the morning. Thank you also for the other warbler information too. All the best
 

PaulCountyDurham

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United Kingdom
Thank you! I can add that to my idenifications ( not many but growing:)) He has been very loud recently, esp in the morning. Thank you also for the other warbler information too. All the best

No bother. I'm the same, still learning. They're all fascinating in their own way and if you haven't heard a sedge warbler yet then I hope you do soon: you'll be left scratching your head thinking how does a bird that size make such a racket!
 

PaulCountyDurham

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United Kingdom
And I still can't pick it from Garden Warbler..................:(

A bit more melody with the blackcap I think, Andy. If you put them on a scale, I reckon from scratchy to melody you'd go: whitethroat, garden warbler, blackcap to willow warbler; and with something like an equal distance moving along that progression. I think for more inexperienced people like me bird song is an easier way to identify them than a grainy picture, at a distance and on an overcast day. I've seen pictures on here of reed warblers and whitethroats in those conditions, and I can't tell them apart, even though I see numerous whitethroats every day.
 

jogresh

Bimble and patch
Yes a nice recording of a Blackcap. It actually sounds a bit different to the British birds i hear, regional dialect i guess.
 
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