What’s this bird that came into my garden, please?
QCan you please help me by identifying this juvenile that appeared in my garden. Despite asking birding friends, no one has given a conclusive answer. Joe Bennett
AIt’s an adult Dunnock, a species that, while widespread and numerous, often seems to cause ID headaches. We’d guess that’s because of its low-key grey and brown colouring, and its rather skulking habits – you can easily miss them even when they’re living in your garden. The pose that this one has been photographed in is misleading, too – they typically remain on the ground, holding their bodies close to the ground, while this one is being rather bold.