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Linnets, male and female

Observed: 3rd August 2011 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in Birds
Linnet, male, Fowlmere, 2011-08-03 011
Linnet, male, Fowlmere, 2011-08-03 011 1
Linnet, male, Fowlmere, 2011-08-03 011 1 2
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The first picture is a male, taken 3 August 2011; the second is a female, taken 7 July 2011. The third is another male, also taken on 7 July 2011.

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PhilT69's picture

What excellent photos -

I find it very difficult to get within range - and they move about so rapidly.

Phil T.

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photographing linnets

Hi Phil.
These were taken from a hide overlooking a favourite linnet tree. Why they like it is a mystery, but as I said, they've been using it for at least a couple of years to my knowledge. If you're ever near Fowlmere, Cambs, go to the Reedbed Hide, and position yourself so you're looking back on the path. The tree is on your left.

The lens was a 100-400mm canon zoom on a Canon 7D body, which seems to be a reasonable combination.