Blackcaps visit my garden every year, for at least the last 4. This year they arrived on 29th October, one day earlier than recorded in 2010. Today (30h October) one was in the garden again feeding on apple again, placed specifically for it. I have learnt that they have a soft spot for apple. The bird seen on the 30th has been ringed and I am hoping to be able to get the number by close-up photography. This will give me some idea of it's history. Apologies for the poor photo but I have included it because of the ring which is clearly visible on the right leg.