a poetical response following close observation: pebbles for rivers of stones
a) Don't think sob) DunnoI know starlings run and blackbirds hop. I don't think there are any species that do both. It might be related to foot shape.
http://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/expert/previous/hop_or_run.aspxWell, there you go!
Yes indeedy, thank you for that ... it was one of the little brown ones that caught my eye this morning and set me wondering ... (dunnock, probably)