Thursday, 10 October 2013

An Early Morning Dunnock

At the start of an early morning walk I was greeted by this splendid Dunnock perched in the sunshine high in a Dog Rose bush.








As a contrast this male Bullfinch was hiding nearby as it is certainly not looking at its best just yet.




34 comments:

  1. Dandies always take longer to get ready than the common man!

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  2. superb photos of the Dunnock and lastly the Bullfinch Roy. That Dunnock was having a great song too by the looks of it. Love your new header!

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    1. Thanks Carole, it does have a beautiful song in the spring especially.

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  3. heerlijk om zo door de vogels met gezang ontvangen te worden.

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  4. Lovely images Roy, the Dunnock seemed to be making the most of the sunshine as he sat for his portrait. Often overlooked as just another LBJ, but when looked at closely the subtle colours and markings are wonderful.

    I'm sure that that Bullfinch will soon be at his best and the shyness will have disappeared...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, yes I think its a really colourful bird in a way.

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  5. Lovely photos as always. It is easy to overlook the Dunnock but they are sweet little birds. I haven't seen a Bullfinch for a while, I always love those colours on the male even when the birds aren't looking their best!

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  6. Great little singers for such a plain bird. Love the last shot of the Dunnock.

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  7. Wonderful Roy, simply wonderful :-)

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  8. Hi Roy,

    What a nice and colourful pictures. The dunnock is still singing, or so it seems. To catch a Bullfinch (whinch is in Dutch called Goldfinch) isn't very easy, so my compliments. Your banner is wonderful!

    Regards,
    Marianne

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    1. Thanks Marianne, he did chirp a little, but not his full repertoire unfortunately.

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  9. That Dunnock has a subtle beauty and reminds me of our canyon towhee!

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    1. Thanks Kathie, it has a beautiful song to go with it as well.

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  10. He is one handsome fellow, or maybe a beautiful Sheila.

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  11. Roy, when I read Dunnocks' Czech name in a dictionary, I realized I've never heard of it... but it's a nice bird. The dog rose bush in the background looks perfect.

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    1. Thanks Petra. I am not sure how far its range covers in Europe.

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  12. Great series of shots Roy. Looks as though the Dunnock was entertaining you with its song as well.

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    1. Thanks John, it was just the odd chirp really.

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  13. These are wonderful photos of a very pretty little bird. It is great to just see really good photos of birds in their habitat. I don't seem to be getting many photos lately, so I enjoy seeing yours.

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  14. Beautiful and colorful series Roy.
    Also compliment your beautiful header.
    Greetings, Helma

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  15. Hey Roy.... I love these photo's and finally I hope will be able to leave this comment !!
    I always love birds and berries, an here the rose hips together!! Not a colorful fella, but,looks personable!! : ))

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  16. Some lovely pictures of your Dunnock. I have lost my Dunnocks since my new neighbours ripped up their hedge.

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    1. Thanks Lyn, that is some neighbour you have got.{:))

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