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Linnet - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Linnet at West Kirbest

A trip to West Kirbest results in a beautiful view of this male Linnet in full breeding plumage: It’s a farmland bird. …

Twite - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Prickly problem

We’re sitting in a thistle patch in Orkney. Luckily they are relatively sparse. We have company: There’s a juvenile Goldfinch exploring the …

Linnet - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Flutters a thing of light

It’s a wonderful evening, with soft evening light, on Trendlebere Down on Dartmoor. There’s the familiar sound of twittering as a small …

Female Linnet - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

A Linnet in the garden

Einar has a small area of walled garden. It’s grown over almost completely with shrubs and wind-dwarfed trees and where there is …

Linnet - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Linnets

The number of Linnets in Britain’s countryside has halved since I was a boy. I’m going to make the most of their company while they are still here.

Linnet - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Linnet in blossom

Wonderful weather. Beautiful blossom. A neat little Linnet at the top of the tree. Flocks of Linnets used to be a common …