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Old Saturday 25th July 2009, 14:03   #1
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Are they the same?

Lost my original post while editting :(

so here's the crops again

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8821247@N04/3755255930/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8821247@N04/3754455495/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8821247@N04/3754455353/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8821247@N04/3755256724/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8821247@N04/3754456025/

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Old Saturday 25th July 2009, 14:17   #2
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I reckon they're both Linnets. Female/juvenile in the first picture and a male in the second.
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Old Saturday 25th July 2009, 14:19   #3
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1st pic shows a Linnet - 2nd pic is a bit distant but looks to be same species
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I ID this one as Linnets

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8821247@N04/3754395759/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8821247@N04/3754395027/
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Old Saturday 25th July 2009, 15:03   #5
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Thats a male linnet, your first pic as already id by dave and bb shows either a female or juv
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Old Saturday 25th July 2009, 15:18   #6
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Thats a male linnet, your first pic as already id by dave and bb shows either a female or juv
If after seeing the cropped images you still believe them to be, then I bow down to your superior knowledge (I've just got a camera and starting up with this Bird identifing etc) I take it The second set of shots are Male linnets?
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Old Saturday 25th July 2009, 15:28   #7
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Hi R, the second pic shows a male linnet in breeding or summer plummage the first is what appears to be a female or a juv. The females lack the red colouration as do the juvs. The males will lose the red feathering during thr moult and are then difficult to seperate from the females. Thats a good pic of the male linnet you have taken there.
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Thanks. so birds are as bad as their namesakes they like to wear something different all the time

Yep please with the camera, have some nice shots so far Crossbills and Purple Sandpipers I believe to be the more un-common ones so far.
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Thanks. so birds are as bad as their namesakes they like to wear something different all the time

Yep please with the camera, have some nice shots so far Crossbills and Purple Sandpipers I believe to be the more un-common ones so far.
Never quite thought of it like that but yeah thats about right
As you say both Crossbill and Purple sand are quite scarce and if you get stuck with anything just stick them on here as there are a lot of people who will try to id them for you
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