Is this a male linnet?

Is this a male linnet?

Observation - Is this a male linnet? - UK and Ireland. Description: This bird spent about 10 mins on my nyger feeder, eating and just generally hanging out, on 23 Jan 2011. I wondered if it was a male linnet, but if so, wouldn't this be its summer plumage?

This bird spent about 10 mins on my nyger feeder, eating and just generally hanging out, on 23 Jan 2011. I wondered if it was a male linnet, but if so, wouldn't this be its summer plumage?