Industrious Linnets

I love to see Linnets, with their bouncing flight, and constant twittering. They are nesting in my garden again. They perch on the wind-burnt stems of wind-wrecked Sycamores and survey their territory. The most nests I’ve had in my garden at any one time is three and each has attempted several broods. It’s clearly a good place for them, which is reassuring because the UK population is estimated to have fallen by 57% between 1970 and 2014.

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

The female is currently lining this year’s nest

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

I’m hoping for many happy broods this year, so we can continue to enjoy bouncing and tinkling for many years to come.

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