Dunnock (Hedge Sparrow)

Dunnock - Prunella modularis Prunella modularis
Size: 5.75 inches (14.5 cm)
Habitat: Woodland, farmland, parks and gardens
Feeding: Insects and worms, seeds in winter
Eggs: 3 - 5 pale blue eggs laid late March - July,
incubation 13 days

The Dunnock is sometimes called a Hedge Sparrow although it is not related to house and tree sparrows.

It is a dull looking bird with a grey head, brown body and brown back with darker streaks. It has a sharp thin beak. The sexes are similar.

You will usually see Dunnocks on the ground picking insects and seeds from the grass. They usually gather round the bottom of our bird feeders collecting the seeds dropped by the other birds.

Dunnock - Prunella modularis

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