This is hardly David Attenborough, I know; it's terribly wobbly, keeping a hand steady enough for this amount of zoom and the camera pointed upward was rather more than I could manage, and the sound quality is only middling. It's also ridiculously high definition and took an age to upload to Youtube - I need to work out how to shrink videos, or how to quickly adjust the camera settings so they don't come out so enormous.
But for all that, I am nevetheless quite pleased with the capture. We must have had these little chaps around before, I think I've heard the song and Tom says he saw one at the bird table in the winter, but I've never been aware of them so present and visible in the garden, nor been able to get such a sustained view of one while I had the camera with me. I've heard the blackcap is sometimes known as the northern nightingale, which may be a somewhat grandiose claim, but he's certainly putting his heart into it.
(There are some better videos of blackcaps and other warblers available alongside on Youtube if you care to follow them. My other nature nerd activities of late have revolved around a colony of very small mining bees and their cleptoparasitic cohorts, but they're really too small to photograph, so I'll spare you this year's insect obsession, though they are more endearing than hornets...)