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Did you know there are nearly 500 posts of the Dunnock on iSpot.
And that Pěvuška mudra and بالإنجليزية are two of about 140 given names?
Have you got too much time on your hands Derek :)
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No, I just marvel at the number of people who see a Dunnock! And how many agreements it gets!
Gunther - just see what you've done in your first post. Well DONE! More please.
The thing is that it behaved much different from a dunnock, was larger and observed in an area where I would not expect any dunnocks.
I'm assuming here that your location as written is correct - somewhere along the B3212 on Dartmoor, rather than somewhere in Georgia where the map's opening! Just to say that Dunnocks are widespread across the moors (I live on the edge of Dartmoor and am up there birding more often than I care to think about), and you can find them quite high on the moors - where there is short grass and some gorse, you'll often find a Dunnock.
It's hard to judge size of lone birds, and plumage, behaviour and size should be considered together when you're making a call on ID. Certainly there's nothing out there that could be confused with Dunnock with good views, and the photos you provide leave nothing else to choose!
The location given for this picture, mapwise, is the Caspian Sea, if that is true location (I suspect not of course) then the post needs amending.
I withdrew my agreement this morning because the bird looked strong of colour and Gunther suggested it was 'larger'; but I now believe, if it IS a Dartmoor bird, that Gunther may have heightened photo-contrast however unintentional that may have been.
He was right to suggest that it may have been in an unusual setting - plenty of places on Dartmoor where Dunnock do not 'belong', but they are good travellers and DO nest in gorse.
I have reinstated my agreement - no-one will notice!
Gunther, you can change the location map via Edit/Use Map
Poor you Gunther - now the location is given to the north of Armenia but the map is correct.
I'd leave it - honest.
You've done really well with responses, discussion and agreements with this one.
Time for a second post then.
Yes, I did try to correct the location, and it's now within a few miles of where it was. But I couldn't figure out how to enter minutes and seconds. (I blame poor website design for that...)
Anyway, having seen birds (including dunnock) in the garden since I was a kid and watched birds for many years I find it interesting that I shouldn't be able to spot one.
No worries with the map - not necessarily intuitive how to fill in. Written location worked fine anyway. Hope I haven't managed to offend you with my comments: never the intention!
Always a pesky bird out there ready to trip you, no matter how well you know 'em!
All the best
you don't have to enter Lat long etc. Go to the map, open the satellite part and zoom in.
Find the location and mark it with your mouse/pointer. Click Done when done.
Don't fret though, it's not important for this post (we all know its Dartmoor!) - get on with some more.
Lat/Lng: 50.7, -3.8
OS grid ref: SX7690