If I am honest, it was seeing this, shortly after the blackbird that gave me the idea in the first place. I would not have expected to see one so early in he year, although I know more and more are wintering here now.
I was sitting, having breakfast, watching the blackbirds fight, when a plump, fluffed up little thing appeared on the bird table. I grabbed my binoculars and immediately recognised his beige back and black cap, although he was much plumper and fluffier than I had ever seen a blackcap before. I watched for a while as he had his breakfast and then when he flitted over to bushes I was in no doubt; the way he hung on sideways to a branch sticking out, worked his way to the top and then took off into some nearby trees.
What a treat. He is not going to know what hit him when the rest arrive in a few weeks!