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Re: Dunnock

Postby Willpar » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:17 pm

Nice couple of photos there Mike. Not seen any in my garden yet. Usually get at least one this time of year.
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Re: Dunnock

Postby Placido » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:47 pm

Wonderful pix, Mike :yes:
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Re: Dunnock

Postby Mike_k » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:05 am

Thanks - to be honest, when I first saw it for some reason I thought it was a female chaffinch but checked to make sure and found it wasn't !
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Re: Dunnock

Postby Jacksparrow » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:29 pm

Nice photos Mike. :photo: :yes: Out of interest what fruit is it eating?
The Dunnocks in my garden spend most of the time rootling in the leaf litter and I can't remember seeing one eating fruit.
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Re: Dunnock

Postby Mike_k » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:34 am

Hi - that is a very good question and I wondered that myself ! It is the first time I've seen one eating fruit also. It could be a sloe as there are plenty round here (good for making sloe gin) but otherwise I'm not sure. There are some garden shrubs round here that have a purple fruit but I can't remember what they are. Next time I'm walking round I'll try to spot what it may be.
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Re: Dunnock

Postby nuthatch » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:28 am

Lovely pics, Mike :)
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Re: Dunnock

Postby Placido » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:36 pm

3 dunnocks today, zooming in and out of the shrubbery, wings fluttering. All getting a leeetle bit unnecessary if you ask me ....... :unsure: :rolleyes:
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Re: Dunnock

Postby Jacksparrow » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:21 pm

Placido wrote:3 dunnocks today, zooming in and out of the shrubbery, wings fluttering. All getting a leeetle bit unnecessary if you ask me ....... :unsure: :rolleyes:

Stand by with the bucket of cold water. :wife:
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Re: Dunnock

Postby Placido » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:35 pm

Well no, actually. I think there's some cachet attached to having 3 sparky dunnocks in one's shrubbery so very early in the season.
They repeated the performance again today. One turns away to poker the fire :rolleyes: .......
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Re: Dunnock

Postby nuthatch » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:16 am

:rofl:
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