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Old Friday 6th May 2005, 17:58   #1
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Recently fledged Thrush? Not got a clue myself

Hello,

Sorry for the blurred pictures, but they were a bit of hurried before it flew away. Can't find anything in the books that fit the description. Area is open heathland near large gardens with a few small ponds thrown in for good measure.

Speckling on breast makes me think thrush, but head marking doesn't fit, not does beak shape, at least not to my mind.

Any ideas?

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Old Friday 6th May 2005, 18:12   #2
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Try Linnet.

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Old Friday 6th May 2005, 18:14   #3
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yep, its a linnet
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Ok, so it's a Linnet. Never (knowingly) seen one before. Seems to fit description/pictures of juvenille, was looking at the pictures of adult which doesn't match.

Thanks guys for the quick response, much appreciated.

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Old Friday 6th May 2005, 18:53   #5
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Possibly, without digging out a field guide, could it be a female Linnet?

We seem to have agreed on the species...just need to suss out the age/sex! LOL

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Possibly, without digging out a field guide, could it be a female Linnet?

We seem to have agreed on the species...just need to suss out the age/sex! LOL

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If image taken now in May, would be ad female.
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If image taken now in May, would be ad female.
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Image was taken about 3 hours ago!

No reddish patches, so not a male. My ID books show adult female as having a distinctly greyish head, which this one doesn't seem to have. It may just be that I was expecting a clearer distinction between head and body. Is the head/body divide a subtle one?

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Defenitely female Linnet
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YAyyyyyyy Gilly got one right!!! There may be hope for me as a birder yet!

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