The daydreaming Dunnock

The Dunnock, whenever I am photographing at a garden bird table this little nervous looking bird is often to be seen. And very often from a distance can be mistaken for another common Sparrow,

I managed to capture this one seemingly daydreaming on the garden wall. When you see a Dunnock they are more than likely o their own. Shuffling along amongst the hedges or along the ground near some cover. They are one of the few birds of this size that flick their wing as they move about.

They are about the size of a Robin and a similar brown feather tone of the House Sparrow yet the Dunnock has a lot more of a grey chest as you can see above. They are from the accentor family of birds and although widespread throughout Europe and Asia, theya re the only one of the accentor family to predominantly live on low levels rather than mountains.

Photo details:

Camera Olympus: OM-D E-M5
Lens: 75-300 mm
Focal Length: 300 mm
Exposure: 1/500
ISO: 800

Written by Paul Steele

Founder of and avid hiker, climber and trekker. Never liking to sit still and always seeking new adventures around the world. Sharing personal views here and tweeting live via @paul_steele

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