The Dunnock is often mistaken for a sparrow but apart from the drab colouring is quite different.

This video clip was taken in July 2010 and clearly shows the Dunnock’s distinctive, if quite  boring, colouring...brown, light brown and dark brown!!

The RSPB’s page on this bird can be found here. http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/d/dunnock/index.aspxshapeimage_2_link_0

Facts about the Dunnock

  1. Bullet Otherwise known as Prunella modularis - “little brown singer”!!

  1. Bullet A female Dunnock may breed with two males in the same season

  1. Bullet Characterised by its thin bill used to pick up small insects and seeds mainly from the ground

  1. Bullet Its plumage may be dull but if you look more closely it’s not as dull as you think!