The other day a female blackcap crashed into our window and landed dead on the balcony with a caterpillar in her beak. We have seen the male a lot recently and he seems to be going and coming very regularly from the trees/shrubs at the side of our house. We haven't yet seen proof of a nest or young, but I'm worried he may now be having to feed a nest of chicks on his own. I saw a previous question about helping a coal tit with single parenting and mealworms were suggested - is this the best thing to offer our blackcaps?
Btw I'm very new to bird watching (and new to our house with a big overgrown garden - we moved in 5 months ago) so very grateful for any advice!
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