Spotted in Portland.
At first I thought a Twite, then a Linnet but now I'm just confused.
Can anyone identify it and also identify if its Male or Female please?
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It's a hard enough species pair normally, but this one looks to be mid-moult too. Also it's in shadow, so subtle colour differences are hard to ascertain. For me a female linnet. I couldn't age it, though. Based on greyness of head, size of bill, perceived leg colour and a quick glance at Cornell eBird, which tells me the last twite reported in Poland was February while the last linnet was yesterday.
In reply to Internetman:
Thank you Internetman.
Internetman said:the last twite reported in Poland was February
Any idea what the bird was reported for? (Bet it was "Impersonating a Linnet".)
All the best -
Internetman said:the last twite reported in Poland
I think this bird was in Portland (presumably Dorset rather than Oregon or Maine), not Poland.
In reply to LesleyL:
LesleyL said:I think this bird was in Portland
Wow, good catch!
Maybe it's a Linnet crossed with an Arctic Tern?
In reply to zakspi:
zakspi said:i can see some faint yellow on the sides so i would say juvenile serin
Are you aware you are replying to old posts and trying to identify birds already identified?
re this post, it is a linnet. Serins in UK are few and far between, and juveniles even further so.
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