Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
Species
Dunnock (Prunella modularis). Taken at Otmoor, Oxon., on February 22nd 2015.
Taken at Otmoor, Oxon., on February 22nd 2015.
(1/200th sec at f13. Click image for a larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 13 - 14.5cm

The Dunnock (also known as the Hedge Accentor and Hedge Sparrow) is a small brown and grey bird. Quiet and inobtrusive, it is often seen on its own, creeping along the edge of a flower bed or near to a bush, moving with a rather nervous, shuffling gait, flicking its wings as it goes.

It can be found throught the British Isles.

It breeds in parks, gardens, open woodland, heaths and commons with gorse or scrub, and areas with hedges or thick shrubbery.

When two rival males meet, they become animated with lots of wing-flicking and loud calling.

It has Amber status on the British list, alough there are around 2.1 million territories.

Sightings

09-Dec-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
30-Nov-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (3)
22-Nov-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
10-Oct-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (3)
07-Oct-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
26-Jun-2018 : Leighton Moss, Lancashire (1)
18-Jun-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
08-Jun-2018 : Barnwell Country Park, Northants (1)
06-Jun-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
02-Jun-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
15-May-2018 : Cholsey Marsh, Oxon (1)
13-May-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
11-May-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
09-May-2018 : Rodborough Common, Glos (1)
07-May-2018 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon (h)
03-May-2018 : Gwenffrwd-Dinas, Ceredigion (1)
01-May-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
28-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
19-Apr-2018 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon (1)
16-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
26-Mar-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
21-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
04-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
25-Feb-2018 : Sandford Brake, Oxon (2)
24-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
23-Feb-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
20-Feb-2018 : East Hendred Down, Oxon (1)
17-Feb-2018 : Chalfont Park, Oxon (2)
15-Feb-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
30-Jan-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (4+)
06-Jan-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
04-Jan-2018 : Ardington, Oxon (1)
01-Jan-2018 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)

16-Dec-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon
10-Dec-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
26-Nov-2017 : Hitchcopse Pit, Oxon (1)
16-Nov-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
30-Oct-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
03-Oct-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
25-Mar-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
19-Feb-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
04-Feb-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
01-Jan-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)

31-Dec-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
28-Dec-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
26-Dec-2016 : Rushy Common, Oxon (4+)
13-Nov-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (2+)
14-Aug-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
23-Jul-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
18-Jun-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
30-Apr-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
17-Apr-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
28-Mar-2016 : Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon (4)
25-Mar-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
25-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
13-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (6)
12-Mar-2016 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (2)
12-Mar-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
31-Jan-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
23-Jan-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (4+)
16-Jan-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
01-Jan-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)

29-Dec-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
22-Nov-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (4)
08-Nov-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
01-Nov-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
25-Jul-2015 : Bezbog, Bulgaria
06-Jun-2015 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
09-Apr-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (4)
22-Mar-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (6+)
22-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (4+)
08-Feb-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (3)
17-Jan-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
11-Jan-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
01-Jan-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)

06-Dec-2014 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (3)
29-Nov-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
01-Nov-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
19-Oct-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
28-Aug-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
10-Jul-2014 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1)
23-Jun-2014 : Trigrad, Bulgaria (h)
15-May-2014 : Burgess Field, Oxon (1)
12-May-2014 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1)
09-May-2014 : Gwenffrwd-Dinas, Ceredigion
18-Apr-2014 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (3)
09-Mar-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
16-Feb-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
25-Jan-2014 : Abingdon Sewage Works, Oxon (1)
11-Jan-2014 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
02-Jan-2014 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)