Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Not just a "little brown job"......................................................... the Dunnock

The Dunnock (Hedge Sparrow in my youth) is another lovely bird I see in my garden.

    From a distance it's a dull grey/brown little bird that's a bit flighty... not easy to capture with the camera.

Dunnocks are another lovely little bird I have had nesting in the garden... the  images below are juveniles.


Lovely little birds that feed mainly on the ground.


28 comments:

Findlay Wilde said...

The young Dunnock looks a bit like the young Robin, great pictures.

Brian King said...

You got some great shots despite them being difficult to photograph! You must have a great garden to have so many birds around.

Marias Teater said...

I love this little fellow, Andrew! Hope you have nice summer!

TexWisGirl said...

very cute!

HansHB said...

A great photo!
A very cute bird, - lovely to see!
Have a nice evening!

Horst in Edmonton said...

Great little bird. I have a Chipping Sparrow pair in my garden. They also like to feed on the ground. They very tiny seeds from what I have seen. Not to afraid of humans if you sit or stand still.

Sandra said...

your photos are so clear and sharp and the first one feels like i could reach in and stroke his feathers.

Gary said...

All the juveniles are so funny!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images of the Dunnock.

Adam Jones said...

Lovely shots. There's something quite endearing about the Dunnock. Always nice to see,

Carole M. said...

sweet little birds indeed

cieldequimper said...

Hello sweetie!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

To me they would be an LBJ. I wouldn't know any different unless someone told me otherwise. I bet they are fun to watch.

mick said...

Great close-up photos. It must have been really good to have them nesting close by.

eileeninmd said...

What a cutie! Great shots, Andrew!

NatureFootstep said...

I saw this bird the irst tiem in oct last year. I was surprised of how beautiful it is. So dark in colors yet really goodlooking and nice in appearance.

Neil said...

Great photos

Beth said...

great views. such a cutie. (:

Sondra said...

sweet shots!

holdingmoments said...

Not a 'dull' bird at all.
Good to see the young ones.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the sparrow. Just love it.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show of a cute little bird :)

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laura.forestdreams:) said...

great shots of this CUTE little sparrow!!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - dunnocks / hedge sparrows are nice little birds. Although I understand they have a sex life to make most people blush!

Stewart M - Australia

Ruby said...

I love the feathers of this bird. Excellent shots Andrew!!

Pat said...

Such cute little birds!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He's a cutie and definitely not just any old "LBJ" bird. (If there is such a thing -- I used to call birds that before I started looking harder at them.)