Thursday, 4 February 2016
The dunnock is a busy hunter of invertebrates creeping in and out of hedges and dense shrubby growth. But it is easier to spot when it sings from a high point on a hedge or bush.
It is also known as the hedge sparrow but it is not in the same family as other sparrows.
The house sparrow is beginning to make a come-back after a serious drop in its population of 71% between 1977 and 2008. The tree sparrow population declined by a massive 93% between 1970 and 2008 and is virtually unknown in south-west England.
But the dunnock is still quite common round here.
Check out the song on this video by Rob Mellowship