Dunnock

Dunnock

The Dunnock breeds in gardens with hedges, parks, open woodland and heaths with gorse and scrub areas. They are similar in size to a Robin/Sparrow. The female is quite promiscuous in her behaviour, courting a number of males which will ensure her chicks are well fed by her males. They nest well hidden deep into the hedge/gorse, The female will lay 2 to 5 pale blue eggs; the male rarely has anything to do with the two week incubation period. Both birds feed the young mainly on insects, and after another 2 weeks the young fledge. The Dunnock nests early in spring and have a number of broods through the summer.

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