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  • Dunnock in the Snow

    The Dunnocks in my garden were busy searching for food in the snow today.

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    Ron

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    OOOOOOooooooo.....


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      Oly - I always get 'twitchy' when Dunnocks turn up (excuse the Pun). But please remind me - Dunnocks are not Sparrows, so which is/are finch
      Nice Pics too

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        Dunnocks are also known as hedge sparrows - but I don't believe they're related!

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          Originally posted by iso View Post
          Oly - I always get 'twitchy' when Dunnocks turn up (excuse the Pun). But please remind me - Dunnocks are not Sparrows, so which is/are finch
          Nice Pics too
          The Dunnock (Prunella modularis) is one of a small family (5) of birds called Accentors. They are commonly called "Hedge Sparrows" because they look a bit like sparrows.

          Sparrows such as the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) are part of a family of birds called Paseridae or Passerines.

          Finches are yet another family called Fringillidae.

          The three families are unrelated to each other.
          Peter

          she looked at me and said "It's official. I hate your camera. It's just so amazing and perfect I want one!"

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            This weather must be a harsh blow to our birds at a time when they are thinking about nesting. Our feeders are as popular as ever this morning!
            John

            "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by PeterBirder View Post
              The Dunnock (Prunella modularis) is one of a small family (5) of birds called Accentors. They are commonly called "Hedge Sparrows" because they look a bit like sparrows....
              Sorry for asking the obvious but how do you tell them apart?
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                Lovely shots Ron. Snow is a great help in getting some action. Great to get the snow on them showing as well.

                We had an influx of birds to the garden this morning. So from about seven I have been shooting from my open bedroom window I have three cameras setup and have taken some lovely shots of a flock of mostly fieldfares with one redwing and some thrushes often 4-5 yards away in the Ivy covered tree. Totally enjoyable morning.
                Peter (Art Frames)

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                  Dunnocks have a grey mantle around their neck. They are jittery, ie shake or tremble a lot. They also move in a very shaky manner. Also have an interesting or different sex life. Which I wont go into here. read about it...
                  Mark Johnson

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                    Another distinctive feature of Dunnocks are their beautiful amber eyes and orange legs. They spend a lot of the time foraging for food on the ground and if there is a pair of them they keep flicking their wings to communicate with each other. As Mark has suggested in relation to their interesting social life, it is probably best not to know what they are saying.

                    Ron

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                      Originally posted by art frames View Post
                      We had an influx of birds to the garden this morning. So from about seven I have been shooting from my open bedroom window I have three cameras setup and have taken some lovely shots of a flock of mostly fieldfares with one redwing and some thrushes often 4-5 yards away in the Ivy covered tree. Totally enjoyable morning.
                      You have got some beautiful shots on your Flickr pages Peter. All I have had in the garden is two Dunnocks, one Robin and one Blue Tit, which disappeared as soon as I opened the kitchen door.

                      Ron

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by OM USer View Post
                        Sorry for asking the obvious but how do you tell them apart?
                        These two links will show you the difference.

                        https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wi...house-sparrow/

                        https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wi...d-a-z/dunnock/
                        Peter

                        she looked at me and said "It's official. I hate your camera. It's just so amazing and perfect I want one!"

                        E-M10 MK II, E-M5, E-PL1, E-PM2, mZ 12-50, mZ 14-42mm EZ, mZ 17mm f 1.8, mZ 25mm f1.8, mZ 45mm f1.8, mZ 75-300mm II.
                        OM1n, OM 50mm f1.8.
                        Oly Viewer3, Dxo Pro 11. FastStone.

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