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Comments (11)

David Brown Photogra… on March 12, 2010

Now thats where knowing people like you comes in real good Kenny. I'd have called this a sparrow!

Shows how much we have to learn huh?

Kenny Wharton on March 12, 2010

We grew up callin' this a hedge sparrow. Its only the booklearnin that taught me good!

I read this one somewhere, you might like!

Youth - the age when we know everything.

Old age - the realization that we actually know very little.

Best regards


David Brown Photogra… on March 12, 2010

In that case then I must be, as my body often reminds me, getting old. You done good with yers booklearnin' Kenny

All the best

helianta on March 12, 2010

Great macro and photo. Greetings, helianta.

((Ospr3y)) on April 30, 2010

Very nice birds and camera. ;-)

Theolfa on May 3, 2010

He's a beauty, whatever he's called, Kenny, and an excellent capture! I never heard of a Dunnock when I lived in Britain, so I have to check Wiki to know why it is so named.

Kenny Wharton on May 3, 2010

The common name is a Hedge Sparrow but it is not really related to a sparrow. It is closer to a robin.

pedrocut on June 30, 2010

Hi Kenny

Love this shot of the Dunnock, and I see that it has a tag on.

Came across this site that gives you a sample of its song

All the best Peter

Kenny Wharton on June 30, 2010

Hi Peter

Thanks for the link, I already use this site for finding the latin names.

Several of my bird photos show ringed birds. This is because the British Trust for Ornithology use our land for bird study.



HAMANA on December 9, 2011

I've never seen this one before, what family does he belong to? In Michigan, we have many birds that only breed in our region. Some of the families, though, are the same.

Wonderful shot, Kenny!

Cheers from Michigan,


Kenny Wharton on December 9, 2011

Hi MANANAHANA Follow pedrocuts link its a good website I use all the time for UK birds.

Thanks for taking the time to browse my gallery, I hope you enjoyed it.



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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 4, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Kenny Wharton
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Exposure: 0.012s
    • Focal Length: 250.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.657
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash