What lovely birds. I confuse these with redpolls, but the birds here don't look anywhere near as red!
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.
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!
Lovely shots Roy, especially the second one. Nice to see them close up, and it was good of them to pose for you!...[;o)
A beautiful looking bird Roy.That first shot is a cracker.
This is the first time I've seen this bird on your blog. Are they uncommon?
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.
I have the same problem with a few of my yard birds, too.
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
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.
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!
Wow - that was good of them. Great pics, Roy...never managed a Linnet... one day perhaps :)
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!JFollow me at HEDGELAND TALES
Thanks John, most of your efforts are pretty good from what I have seen.
Great pics Roy :-) Linnets are so hard to photograph and get close to, so these shots are very special indeed :-)
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
Lovely shots Roy.
Muito belas as fotos.
Muito obrigado Marilene.
Well done Roy , they can be very nervous and hard to approach.
Thanks Neil. Yes I was quite surprised by these two.
Pretty little bird....I like its streaky breast.
Thanks Mary. It has a lovely song as well.
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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