Linnet, Common (Carduelis cannabina)
Where to see them
Widespread and locally common, but Linnet numbers have declined markedly since 1970 and are still reducing throughout Europe. These photos were taken in France, Ireland, Spain and the UK. In the UK they are more commonly found along the East coast, especially in winter, preferring rough land and farmland.
When to see them
Resident but easier to find in winter.
What they eat
Seeds and insects.