Apr 212017
 
Pennington Marsh - 7th April

This first half of April has been fantastic, like mid-summer come early, after an early morning breeding bird survey where the highlights were a couple of Song Thrush and a Willow Warbler I spent a couple of hours at Pennington Marsh. Spring really is here and there wereBlackcap singing from the scrub, fair numbers of […]

Feb 212014
 
Let the games begin once again

After long idle due to being too occupied in moving into our new house at last, yesterday I went back to the field, joined by Shachar with his powerful Nikon (thus I didn’t really bother photographing…)We had a great day with many birds and goodevidenceof migration throughout. Starting at K20 we found the ponds loading […]

Linnet Carduelis cannabina

 
Linnet Carduelis cannabina

The Linnet, Carduelis cannabina, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. The Linnet derives its scientific name from its fondness for hemp and its English name from its liking for seeds of flax, from which linen is made. This bird breeds in Europe, western Asia and north Africa. It is partially resident, […]