Friday, 23 May 2014

Linnet

The Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)

A member of the finch family and a resident bird in UK.
These two were quite helpful and waited around long enough for me to take several shots of them.





33 comments:

  1. What lovely birds. I confuse these with redpolls, but the birds here don't look anywhere near as red!

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    1. I think it depends on how the light catches them Alison. The Redpolls have gone North now, but I can see what you mean about the similarities as both species look much more plain generally.

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  2. Great shots Roy. We have them round us too but I've yet to persuade them to let me get more than a distant blur!

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  3. Lovely shots Roy, especially the second one. Nice to see them close up, and it was good of them to pose for you!...[;o)

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  4. A beautiful looking bird Roy.
    That first shot is a cracker.

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  5. This is the first time I've seen this bird on your blog. Are they uncommon?

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    1. I have not been lucky getting this species that often Steve. I do see them fairly regularly, but not in a good position to take photographs. They are a fairly common bird.

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    2. I have the same problem with a few of my yard birds, too.

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  6. Hey Roy... It seems a lot of the resident birds get overlooked when we a looking for the migrant and the ones we have never seen before !!
    Great shots of this nicely marked bird, nice of them to be obliging !!

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG. Yes we can be guilty of that sometimes.
      It does tend to take over the better idea of enjoying all the nature around us regardless.

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  7. Well done Roy!
    I haven' seen them in the last 2 years;.. :(
    Males are soooo pretty!!
    I hope you will have them breeding close by!
    Cheers and enjoy your WE!

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  8. Wow - that was good of them. Great pics, Roy...never managed a Linnet... one day perhaps :)

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  9. Nice pictures Roy! I have never been able to get a decent photo of a Linnet, they fly too quickly normally! Having said that, you can say that about most of my efforts!
    J
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    1. Thanks John, most of your efforts are pretty good from what I have seen.

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  10. Great pics Roy :-) Linnets are so hard to photograph and get close to, so these shots are very special indeed :-)

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  11. A true beauty this Linnet! I like the series very much Roy, especcialy the first photo. I think you did a great job, imho Linnets aren't easy to capture.

    Enjoy your weekend,
    Marianne

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  12. Well done Roy , they can be very nervous and hard to approach.

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    1. Thanks Neil. Yes I was quite surprised by these two.

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  13. Pretty little bird....I like its streaky breast.

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    1. Thanks Mary. It has a lovely song as well.

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  14. I have the Linnet met last year for the first time and especially eht male is a beautiful color.
    Beautiful pictures Roy!

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