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Birds - Dunnock Page 6

Image Taken on 28 Mar 2013 at 05:58    Image of day on 27 Apr 2013

Robin and Dunnock continue to fight over a bare tree-stump.
Although Amber status we are delighted to see Dunnock all over our plot.

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Image Taken on 17 Apr 2012 at 06:50    Image of day on 14 May 2012

A couple of days later at the other ground-level camera a Robin and Dunnock having a serious go at each other.

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Image Taken on 26 Dec 2007 at 07:44    Image of day on 24 Jan 2008

The recent peaceful coexistence seems to have been ruffled.

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Image Taken on 14 Mar 2013 at 06:12    Image of day on 16 Apr 2013

The Dunnock (bottom left) looks less than delighted by the imminent arrival of a Robin and decides on a preemptive departure.

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Image Taken on 04 May 2015 at 18:42    Image of day on 29 Jun 2015

The Dunnock (near the camera) is the object of an attack by the Robin who has the Dunnocks left (near camera) wing in its beak and a claw across it's back, so the Dunnock is being pulled over towards the Robin. No sign of the struggle next day (no feathers scattered about) so we guess the Dunnock made a safe getaway and won't get so close to the robin next time.

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Image of day on 02 Mar 2005

Territorial conflicts continue as the Robin chases off the Dunnock.

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Image Taken on 16 Apr 2008 at 06:33    Image of day on 28 Apr 2008

Birds are just so agile in the air. There is the head of another Dunnock at the right edge of the original frame, so maybe this is the male showing off. You can see the log is in one of its 'rook-adjusted' positions

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Image Taken on 13 Oct 2011 at 07:18    Image of day on 25 Nov 2011

A robin launching from the ground to see off an over-flying Dunnock.

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Image Taken on 20 Oct 2011 at 07:30    Image of day on 30 Nov 2011

2 days later the Robin and Dunnock are still skirmishing

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Image Taken on 18 Oct 2011 at 18:03    Image of day on 30 Nov 2011

In a wonderful flurry of wings the robin that 'owns' this site sees off the long-suffering dunnock. A male Chaffinch just watches - they seem to be more evenly matched & the robin may get more resistance.

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Image Taken on 03 Jan 2008 at 07:50    Image of day on 04 Feb 2008

Just as it was getting light, this Robin and Dunock disagree about who owns this patch of land. Doesn't look like there was much left by way of nibbles left to fight over.

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Image Taken on 21 Dec 2010 at 08:07    Image of day on 22 Feb 2011

The tree sparrows have become 'sort of' regular visitors here in the extended frozen period, and seem to be mostly tolerated by the more resident Dunnocks. We have a surprising number of images of this grouping of birds (we assume the same individuals) over several days.

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Image Taken on 19 Jun 2014 at 19:53    Image of day on 31 Aug 2014

This seem to be our male Yellowhammer definitely NOT pleased to see the Dunnock that seems to have just landed! Note the lovely brown rump of the Yellowhammer.

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