Saturday, 29 June 2013

New Bird on the Block

Before we went away we had a whole swarm of redpolls eating us out of house and home, according to C.
When we came back, we had no birds at all except the robins for a couple of weeks, and then the tits came back in good numbers.
But we seem to have done a full exchange of redpolls for linnets! I hadn't seen one for maybe 7 years, so it took a couple of days before I realised that those red fronts back on the feeders weren't redpolls at all. Different colour beak, different shade of red, different call, more black and white on the wings should all have given it away much sooner if I'd been more alert.

This was an exceptionally busy week on a whole lot of fronts, so no photo-editing, alas.
And more computer problems, alas again, but they seemed to resolve themselves quite quickly this time.

1 comment :

  1. The breast coloring reminds me so much our our purple finches. I see that linnet's are part of the finch family. Hope things settle down a little for you.