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By strawman
Another visit to the bird hide and another bird. A friend called this a Reed Warbler, but it does not look like the bird in the RSPB web site. Anyone able to help?

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: IanA, Terry L, billma and 11 more

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Greyheron 15 282 7 England
5 Mar 2004 8:26PM
I think you will find this is a Dunnock.....& a very fine image too if I may say so.


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gibbsy 13 403 Wales
5 Mar 2004 8:27PM
Haven't got a clue what the bird is. Fine shot of a beautiful bird. Click.
naturenut 14 1.8k England
5 Mar 2004 8:30PM
Beautiful shot of a dunnock.
Well done
daveb 13 13 New Zealand
5 Mar 2004 8:34PM
Why are mine never this sharp?? Excellent, well done.
IanA 13 3.0k 12 England
5 Mar 2004 8:39PM
Beautiful crisp shot. Yep, Dunnock.
agoreira 13 6.0k Wales
5 Mar 2004 9:01PM
Looks like a dunnock from here. Wink
kit-monster Plus
13 3.7k 2 Singapore
5 Mar 2004 9:03PM
Could be a hedge sparrow! Wink
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
5 Mar 2004 9:09PM
I thought Margaret would know . I thought it was a Dunnock or some people call it a Hedge Sparrow but no relation at all . It does warble so perhaps that is why some-one was a bit confused . Now I look at other comments including Margarets and they agree . Lovely sharp shot . Sitting very proudly and well presented .
Terry L Plus
13 595 5 England
5 Mar 2004 9:21PM
Beautiful detailed shot, well captured.

brian1208 Plus
14 11.2k 12 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2004 10:02PM
Good shot, perky little bird well posed. (I did wonder about doing the "I Dunnock know what this bird is") but thought better of it - LOL

strawman 13 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2004 10:42PM
Thanks for your comments.

I had to wait for about half an hour for this bird to come close enough to get a clear shot. It would jump into view and then shoot back into the bushes. This is it just before it flew away again, and for once it paused to look around. Once again I cropped for this shot, but not as severely as the previous photo's.

Davidb I am using minimum aperture (f5.6) in this photo to try and get as fast a shutter speed as possible (1/400) at ISO400 and picking only the center focal point which is aimed at the bird. The rest is down to the camera/lens. Standard settings etc.

I have another post for tomorrow of yet another bird that I will try and find on the RSPB site.

The variety of birds at this location is amazing. There were some Crested Greebs, but they were staying too far away on the water. Something for another day.
geegee 13 29 England
5 Mar 2004 10:55PM
Super shot, I think that it is a dunnock (hedge sparrow) but it is quite colourful for that lovely little creature. Wonderful capture, they are usually very shy little birds.
PS. Just had my books out, definitely a dunnock.

seven21 13 196
5 Mar 2004 11:21PM
Excellent shot of a bird that is not often photographed - mainly as they stay on the ground. - steve
ericfaragh 13 138 4 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2004 11:32PM
Good shot, lots of detail. Well done.
strawman 13 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2004 11:40PM
This one did take patience but it eventually hopped into a good pose. There is a rare type of tit (long tail?) I have seen twice. It's brown with white and black tails/wings I think, but it moves out of shot too quick. Something to work on.
highlander 13 32 Scotland
6 Mar 2004 6:33PM
My goodness your bird shots are good...this could adorn the front cover in any book on and realistically colourful. I am impressed.
6 Mar 2004 9:51PM
A very sharp shot well done when I was a lad it was a hedge Betty but now it's a Dunnock
a2jlp 14 165 Scotland
26 Mar 2004 9:48PM
Wow, never seen one as close as this. thanks for showing.


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