dunnock


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dunnock

(ˈdʌnək)
n
(Animals) another name for hedge sparrow
[C15: from dun2 + -ock]
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Noun1.dunnock - small brownish European songbirddunnock - small brownish European songbird  
accentor - small sparrow-like songbird of mountainous regions of Eurasia
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dunnock

[ˈdʌnək] Nacentor m (común)
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By using local seed stock and innovative propagation techniques, the trust and Forestry Commission hope to give nature a helping hand, with the measures favouring declining bird species such as dunnock, mistle thrush, song thrush, tree pipit, woodcock and black grouse.
Then there are the 'loners' such as robins, wrens and dunnock, and perhaps nuthatches and woodpeckers.
A tasty morsel, it should attract robins, tits blackcaps on the bird table; dunnock, wren, or wagtails the ground.
A tasty morsel, it should attract robins, tits and blackcaps on the bird table; dunnock, wren, or wagtails on the ground.
The contract is for the reconstruction of an existing dam side of Lake Reservoir Prut - Pultusk, located in the municipalities of Dunnock and Pultusk, district Pultusk, province.
Winter is with us and our bird table is busy - house sparrows, dunnock, siskin, greenfinch, chaffinch, reed bunting, great tit, blue tit, coal tit, blackbird, robin and wren.
If you really don't know your goldfinch from your dunnock, don't worry as they have a handy identification leaflet available at the same online address.
Of course the night belonged to the connections of Flying Stanley He is owned by Vince Berland, who operates the Top Class Sires/Flying Eagles stud in Abilene, Kansas, and ran in the care of the local McAllister kennel, run by Malcolm McAllister with Liz Dunnock designated as the trainer.
A dunnock, a bird about the size of a sparrow, was feeding a young cuckoo which was about eight times as big as itself.
Star's Barbara Bel Geddes, Burl Ives; features Mildred Dunnock, Ben Gazzara.
Over the years, The Gramercy cast aside its bias against actors and opened its polished granite and carved, brownstone entrance, porch to such notable film folk as Oscar nominee, Mildred Dunnock, of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Margaret Hamilton, better known as The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, and movie icon, James Cagney.
The property in Dunnock Place, Five Mile Park, Newcastle, is available for sale through Easiliving for PS309,950, tel: 0191 687 0040.