In January 2010 we had a male Blackcap visit the garden and he stayed for about 2 months before disappearing. He was a regular feeder in the garden but was quite shy and difficult to photograph. Last month sure enough a male Blackcap reappeared in the garden and is currently still with us. I do not know enough about these birds to state that it is the same Blackcap that has returned this year but it does seem a big coincidence. This year I have been luckier in capturing some images of this bird and I have posted some of the better ones here.