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|Sunday 12th December 2004, 13:03||#1|
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Linnet or redpoll ?
I saw a bird very briefly in my garden (Kent) but saw enough to see a red cape. It flew off before I could see too much more.
The rest of it looked very ordinary dark dusky grey. I'm guessing it was a linnet as there has been a female in the garden before.
However this bird did not appear to have red on its chest like linnet. Would that make it a male juvenile?
I know redpolls are a very much outside bet and I am wondering if it could possibly have been one. I've never studied a male linnet before to know them that well.
Any ideas based on my description?
Before anyone suggests otherwise it was definitely a wild bird going by its behaviour.
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