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Oh yes Eileen..its a dunnock....often called a hedge sparrow but no relation.The pinky legs and different beak show the difference between them. One of the cuckoos favourite birds to dump its young on.

17 Feb, 2009

 

Good photo :o)

17 Feb, 2009

 

thanks TT

17 Feb, 2009

 

ah thanks BB, i knew it was too big to be a sparrow lol but wasnt sure exactly it was

17 Feb, 2009

 

We have a pair feeding in the garden at the moment.As a child my father worked on the forestry and we found a dunnocks nest with a cuckoos egg in it.We went back some weeks later and watched this poor bird stand on its giant baby, trying to feed it Lol

17 Feb, 2009

 

lol the poor thing

17 Feb, 2009

 

Another name is the "Hedge accentor" they are lovely little birds. We get regular visits from then in our garden.

17 Feb, 2009

 

Keep us posted Eileen..maybe another wil appear....and you have a nesting pair !

17 Feb, 2009

 

How Fab 2 be getting a Dunnock come into your garden Eileen :) Great Picy 2 :)

18 Feb, 2009

 

as BB said maybe ill get another one in the garden and have a nesting pair

18 Feb, 2009

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That will be nice Eileen if you get another one , I like your feeder ,a good photo :o)

18 Feb, 2009

 

thanks Amy

18 Feb, 2009

 

Nice photo Eileen ,does your Robin always chase this little bird? The ones in my garden have a bit of a hard time with the Robins here...

18 Feb, 2009

 

thanks janette.
the robin is usually up near the kitchen door and the dunnock down the back of the garden

18 Feb, 2009

 

: )

21 Feb, 2009



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