Saturday, 21 February 2015

Linnet Flock

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.


24 comments:

  1. Wow - lovely to see so many of them and pleased a few were close enough for pics :)

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    1. Thanks Tricia, yes I was lucky there were a few in a tree.

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  2. Dit was een behoorlijke kudde kneuen en zelfs in de boom hebt je ze mooi kunnen fotograferen.

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  3. That is quite a flock indeed!
    I never saw that many Linnets together!
    But as fringillidae's, I guess it must not be that unusual.
    Very interesting post, Roy!

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    1. Thanks Noushka, yes especially this time of year.

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  4. Don't think I've ever even heard of a Linnet before.

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  5. You hit the jackpot on that lst shot. So many birds but the other closer images are great Roy. Have a lovely weekend.

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  6. Warmer months at work, as I cycle in to work, I will often see lone males perched on the chain link fence at 6am, in full red breeding regalia!

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    1. They do look very colourful in the breeding season then Simon. What is this 6am??

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  7. Hi, Roy!
    Some problems, with my computer, took some of my time, in the last weeks, so I could not manage to visit all the blogs, as I would like to.
    Not all the problems are solved yet, but I will try to come here more often.
    Neverthelesss, when I have no time to leave a comment... I always share your photos on my perfil on G+, because I really appreciate your remarkable images... and today was no exception... an amazing sequence here as usual.
    Have a great weekend, Roy!
    Ana

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  8. How nice to see Roy the most I have seen is two or three together, I saw my first one to day too.
    Amanda xx

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  9. Très jolie série !
    Mais son taxon aujourd'hui est Linaria cannabina, et non Carduelis cannabina.
    La liste des Oiseaux du Monde a changé ;-)
    Bravo, je ne les vois pas souvent.
    Kiss

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  10. Never see Linnets around my part of Essex alas.........

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    1. They are quite regular here, but not normally very helpful on the photographic front Pete.

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  11. And now I know what a Linnet looks like. A cute name for a cute bird.

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    1. They do get more colourful in the Spring Denise.

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  12. The Linnet, I see very little to us but again shows you a beautiful series!

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    1. Thanks Helma. Fairly common here all year around.

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