Saw this bird on my feeder today, admittedly new to the game. I’ve tried using the RSPB interactive tool to identify the bird with no success, unless I tripped up somewhere. First thought before consulting the tool was that it could be a dunnock but it doesn’t appear to match up with similar images of dunnock online.
If it’s really obvious then my apologies....!
If anyone can suggest a good way to identify birds easily (or more easily) please do, I would be grateful to learn.
Thanks in advance.
My Flickr photos
In reply to Alan.:
Hello Scraggadoo, as you have had your mystery bird identified, I do not need to. It is unusual to have them on the feeders, I only ever see mine on ground. Try this website, I find it quite good for ID. www.rspb.org.uk/.../ Good luck, and welcome to the forum from me up in the very far north of Scotland, in Caithness.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Alan. said:Hiya Scraggadoo welcome to the community. You are right it is a Dunnock, not a bird you usually see on a feeder. The best way I found to learn my limited knowledge was to do what you have done and that is post on here.
Nice photo Scraggadoo, and welcome from here in the Midlands
I think someone needs to talk to our dunnock's, they're perpetually on the feeders, as well as on the ground cleaning up!
Flickr Peak Rambler
We spend 90% of net income on conservation, public education and advocacy
The RSPB is a member of BirdLife International. Find out more about the partnership
© The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654