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Friday, 18 February 2011

Dunnock.. heralding Spring..

I was down with Mum earlier in the week and the sun was shining in a very blue sky.

Perched aloft on a bush in her garden, this Dunnock was singing its wonderful song; and being replied to from another garden. Lovely stuff!!




13 comments:

Phil said...

Lovely photos. This is the bird song I associate with early spring more than any other - there was one singing in our garden this morning.....

Midmarsh John said...

I was surprised how sweet their song is when I first heard one.

Roy said...

Its such an amazing song Tricia.

Kerri said...

So pretty - and very similar to my post today of a Song Sparrow :)

The Abbot said...

Great shots of the Dunnock..Tricia.

Tricia said...

Phil - thank you... couldn't agree more..

John.. It's a wonderfully tuneful song; especially for a bird that's so often overlooked.

Roy... hasn't it just!

Kerry...very similar aren't they! Your songster looks a cross between our Dunnock and House Sparrow.

Trevor - thank you - I was lucky with the sun on the Dunnock for a clearer than usual shot!

Glo said...

Terrific photos. I can nearly see its vocal chords on that last amazing shot! I googled their song, and enjoyed listing to a youtube version :)

holdingmoments said...

Cracking shots Tricia.
They're great little singers when they get going.

oldcrow61 said...

Great shots...I can almost hear them singing.

Anonymous said...

A very underrated little bird the Dunnock! With alovely song.
Love the shots Tricia.

Our Robin has been singing his little heart out these last 10 days, must know something we dont eh.

paul.

Foody said...

I always like to hear dunnocks singing, which I thinks sounds like they're having a good, excited natter.

Tricia said...

Glo - thank you..it's a wonderful song to hear.

Keith - thank you... aren't they just!

OC - I wish you could hear them :)

Paul - they may be rather drab in appearance but they do make up for it in song.

Foody - that's a great description. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :D

Midmarsh John said...

Do they know something we don't? No frogs here yet but a Mistle Thrush was singing all morning, amongst others, and I've had a Hedgehog about all week.

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