hedge sparrow


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Related to hedge sparrow: dunnock, house sparrow, tree sparrow

hedge sparrow

a small brownish European songbird, Prunella modularis: family Prunellidae (accentors)
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I know it as the word for a hedge sparrow but have no idea what prompted its local popularity.
No- one knows how,but a hen cuckoo has a curious knack of producing an egg remarkably similar to that of the host species - she will lay a speckled egg in a reed warblers nest and a turquoise egg in that of a hedge sparrow, so that the host birds will not be aware of the ruse.
These habitats support species such as otter, lapwing, skylark, hedge sparrow, orchids and rare grasses, which will in turn benefit from the new initiative.
Tits and finches prefer tables and feeders up to 2m above the ground; robins, blackbirds and thrushes tend to feed on the ground though will visit tables; the dunnock or hedge sparrow feeds only on the ground; house sparrows and starlings will feed anywhere.
This week, from a Merseyside garden, I could hear blackbirds, robin, wren, hedge sparrow, song thrush - even skylark in the distance.
This is my list, verified in all instances by my husband: house sparrow, hedge sparrow, blackbird, mistle thrush (no song thrush), starling, wren, robin, nuthatch, tree creeper, great spotted woodpecker, tawny owl, sparrow hawk, green woodpecker, blue tit, great tit, long tailed tit, coal tit, green finch, chaffinch, gold finch, bull finch, pied wagtail, redpoll, blackcap, wood pigeon, collared dove, Canada goose, mallard duck, swift, swallow, house martin, herring gull, lesser blackbacked gull, black headed gull, heron, gold crest, magpie, jay, crow, jackdaw, redwing, field fare.
There has been a full dawn chorus of blackbird, robin, song thrush, wren and hedge sparrow for about a week now - best before dawn, possibly in an attempt to beat the rush hour din?
I tamed a hedge sparrow till it would eat out of my hand.