Another young visitor who likes sunflower hearts. This is a juvenile Dunnock (Prunella modularis). It suddenly became quite excited when the sun came out and it ruffled all its feathers back as can be seen in the image above.
The Dunnock or Hedge Sparrow is an inconspicuous bird and one of those passerines that are tricky to identify at a distance. Its mouse like movements under hedges and around the base of feeders are usually the best way to qualify its identity. 16 more words
Even the rather drab colours of the Dunnock look fantastic when seen up close. I really like the swirl of pale lines below the eye. This is another from the ringing (banding) at North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory.