The dunnock is also known as the 'Hedge Sparrow' even though it's not actually a sparrow, but a member of a small family of birds called accentors. We have a pair of dunnocks nesting in our hedge. I think this is the female they lay about 5 eggs. Males and females will form strong pairs, but the female will still mate with another male. So neither male knows who the father is and both supply her chicks with food. It was sunny this morning but I think we’re going to have some snow this afternoon. Speak again tomorrow.

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