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Dunnock

Observed: 6th June 2011 By: RPWinstonRPWinston’s reputation in BirdsRPWinston’s reputation in Birds
Unknown bird
Unknown bird 1
Description:

Sparrow sized, singing from the same wire for several minutes. Looks a bit like a juvenile bird but its singing suggests an adult. Any ID would be very welcome.

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icemaiden's picture

Dunnock

I agree that this is a Dunnock and probably a Male as they are at their most vocal in the Spring. They love to find a prominent place to puff up their chests and sing their hearts out... Lovely. They used to be known as hedge sparrows and I would love to know why the name change?? My garden has plenty!!

RPWinston's picture

Unknown bird (Dunnock)

Thanks to all. Somehow it didn't click with me that it is a dunnock as they are usually very neatly turned out. I think this one must have had a late night!