The Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
This species like many others looses its primary colourings in Winter, but when at its best has a lovely subtle colouring. They are very sociable birds and will flock in Winter.
A large flock has been sighted by several local Birding colleagues in an open arable field adjacent to the edge of the Parkland. So I went and found the flock, which you will observe in the last image of this Post.
Luckily I did find some of them in a tree along side the local side road.
As you can see below the flock have found something to eat.
This was on a track well out into the middle of the large field and the image is heavily cropped.
This wasn't all of them.