Dunnock (Hedge Sparrow) Prunella modularis

Dunnock
Hedge Sparrow
The Dunnock, also called the Hedge Sparrow though it is not a sparrow but an "accentor", has pretty, rich brown markings on its back like a sparrow. It is a common bird but hides and skulks in undergrowth. The female Dunnock (left above/below) is a little more streaky than the male in his breeding plumage, the latter having a plainer grey head and chest (see right above/below).
Dunnock
Hedge Sparrow
Dunnock
Dunnocks often live in groups of 3-4 rather than pairs, especially 2 males and one female.
Dunnock The streaked head differentiates her from sparrows
Dunnock The grey neck is another distinguishing feature
Dunnock fledgling Dunnock fledgling (left) with its dad
Dunnock young Young Dunnock
Dunnock young Young Dunnock
young Dunnock Young Dunnock
Dunnock The Dunnock is a similar size to the Robin
Hedge Sparrow She often has her tail to one side in the spring
Dunnock
Dunnock
Hedge Sparrow
Dunnock
This Dunnock had only one leg. Despite it's disability, the bird seemed to carry out a normal existence.