The Dunnock is a quiet unobtrusive bird seen in gardens and woodlands. Its resident throughout the year in the UK, except in the Shetlands.
- The Dunnock has a grey face and streaked flank, brown back and wings streaked with black.
- The young Dunnock has less grey on the head and the entire under parts are streaked.
- 14 -15cm
- Black, short and stubby.
- Flesh coloured: medium in length
- The Dunnock can be seen creeping along the edges of flower beds or near bushes. It moves in a rather nervous shuffling manor and constantly flickers its wings as it moves. Can be spotted in woodlands, parks and gardens.
- Flits, hops, takes off from vegetation or the ground.
- Jingling, staccato warble.
Breeding & Feeding
- In trees or bushes.
- Lays 4 - 5 eggs, bright blue in colour.
- Incubation Period
- 12 – 13 days
- 2; April - May
- Insects, worms, spiders, seeds & berries.
- UK Breeding Pairs