The Dunnock (Prunella modularis) is a small bird occurring in temperate Europe as well as parts of northern Africa and western Asia. The birds can be found mainly at the edge of forests (particularly spruce forests), along hedgerows, in gardens, and in parks. Their diet consists of insects, spiders, and other invertebrates, but just as well includes seeds. Characteristically, the birds spend much time scurrying around on the ground while looking for food. This way they can scamper away like mice. I have photographed these easily overlooked birds during the Easter holidays (April 2015) in northern Germany.
Yeah, the Grey or brown birdies are easily overlooked, yet they are also interesting with wonderful patterns.
Lovely shots by the way…hehe.
exactly!! 🙂 and doing this blog gives me a lot of reasons to learn about them! 🙂
So beautiful the, Dunnock. I am impressed of all your pictures! It is interesting to see it so close.
thank you!! 🙂
More memories. I saw my first Dunnock in Syon Park, London 1988
haha – wow, that is a good memory!! 🙂 Thanks for your comment!
I can see why they might be easily overlooked–they blend right in! 😀
🙂 yes, very good camouflage!!