Any idea what kind of bird this is?


scotjames

Link Posted 08/02/2009 - 20:40
I shot this photo today in West Weymss, Fife but I have no idea what kind of bird this is. Can anybody help me identify it?


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scottthehat

Link Posted 08/02/2009 - 20:46
looks like a dunnock to me.
also looks similar to a Meadow Pipit
Last Edited by scottthehat on 08/02/2009 - 21:55

Clarky

Link Posted 08/02/2009 - 20:50
I would have said a sparrow
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scottthehat

Link Posted 08/02/2009 - 20:52
have a look.
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scotjames

Link Posted 08/02/2009 - 20:57
Thanks for the link scotthehat - great site. It does indeed look like a Dunnock.
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Cliff-P

Link Posted 08/02/2009 - 21:14
Dunnock it is, nice pic as well
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scottthehat

Link Posted 08/02/2009 - 21:56
no probs, trying to learn my self. and yes it is a nice pic.

loskeran

Link Posted 09/02/2009 - 08:40
GX10Cliff wrote:
Dunnock it is, nice pic as well

I agree, commonly known in parts of the UK as a Hedge Sparrow,I have a pair that live in my front garden, regularly seen under bushes in the leaf litter.
Nice shot

josh

Link Posted 09/02/2009 - 10:05
Nice shot, background colour blends well with subject.
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LiamD

Link Posted 09/02/2009 - 12:05
Agreed, cracking shot.

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mr.mellow

Link Posted 09/02/2009 - 14:46
Looked it up in Collins Complete British Wildlife Photoguide, a handy sized book for your rucksack. It's a Dunnock, nice photo as they do not stay still for long.
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PeterMac

Link Posted 09/02/2009 - 15:18
I was trying to take bird shots yesterday afternoon with my new 50-200 and couldn't believe how long they don't sit still for... it's like a split second!!!
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fatspider

Link Posted 09/02/2009 - 17:26
Nice snap Ross, not got a decent shot of a Dunnock myself yet despite having a few pairs frequenting my back garden all year round

This is about the best shot I have, not an ideal setting though



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Last Edited by fatspider on 09/02/2009 - 17:37

Cliff-P

Link Posted 09/02/2009 - 18:55
impotentspider wrote:
Nice snap Ross, not got a decent shot of a Dunnock myself yet despite having a few pairs frequenting my back garden all year round

This is about the best shot I have, not an ideal setting though


You've not got a decent shot spider! what's this then Get the clone tool out, wont take you long
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fatspider

Link Posted 09/02/2009 - 19:51
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You've not got a decent shot spider! what's this then Get the clone tool out, wont take you long

I know its not bad, but its not brilliant either!
As for cloning......that would be cheating if the barbed wire wasn't there I might be tempted to clone out the twig and even that bit of wire on the fence, but going too far means its not photography (for me anyway), besides I didn't like the background
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