Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Algarve and the male Linnet.

When we saw a little bird with a very red breast, on our way home, one late afternoon, we had no idea what it was, but it was so cute that I had to get as many shots as possible. I have since identified it as a male Linnet, even though the photos I looked at on Google didn't show any with such a brightly coloured breast. I do hope I'm right about the ID! The photos I'm about to share are all very similar, but I'm sure you'll agree, he's a cute little ball of fluff. 




















Then, it flew away, never to be seen by us again.
WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY'S CRITTERS
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46 comments:

Sandra said...

he is a real cutie and also adorable. makes me want to hold him in my hand...

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Beautiful bird!!

Linda said...

What spectacular and beautiful photos of this gorgeous little bird! Thank you so much for sharing, dear friend. I hope you are doing well. :)

Michelle said...

It looks like it has quite the personality!

Sami Niilola said...

Wow. Beautiful bird. Your photos is awesome. Greetings.

matti juhani niilola said...

Superb photos. Cute little bird is beautiful.

Christine said...

Hello & thank you for sharing this special little feathered friend! He is so sweet sitting on top of the fence post & fluffed up with such bright plumage!
Thanks so much for visiting my post too!

Debbie said...

sweet, adorable ball of fluff. he looks a little like our male house finch!!! beautiful captures!!!

Cloudia said...

That bird is on LSD!

Karen S. said...

Oh my what beautiful captures! Tweet, tweet, tweet!

The Furry Gnome said...

Quite the bird! I've never even heard of it before.

LEN said...

I think your adorable ball of fluff is brightly coloured, because Portugal is also a very colourful country so he has to compete! Seriously, what a brilliant spot.

Missy George said...

What an adorable little bird..looks similar to our House Finch

Marijke said...

Hello Sonjia
What a beautiful photo's you shot of this colorful wonderful bird.
Have a wonderful evening.
Greatings Marijke

Teresa said...

Es un pájaro precioso. Besitos.

Mike Attwood said...

He sure is a little cracker. None on my patch yet. Mike.

Lois said...

What an adorable little bird. I love all of your photos. It almost looks like he was posing for you!

Stuart Price said...

Hi, it's definitely a male Linnet. Nice find!

Bob Bushell said...

The male Linnet, standing in full plumage. Sonjia, great photos.

David Gascoigne said...

It is indeed a male Linnet, mentioned in Shakespeare if I am not mistaken,and it has also found its way into several poems by legendary English poets. Given its beauty it is not surprising that it should have been lauded over the centuries and it has an appealing song too. Lovely shots of a lovely bird.

A Quiet Corner said...

A handsome fellow...very striking!!!...:)JP

photodoug said...

Breathtaking, Linnet is a new bird for me. Thanks for sharing.

hmuxo said...

These photos are "Breathtaking" Sonjia!!!! Another photo that I have to save for a future painting (with your permission) your photography is amazing..❤️

Gordon said...

What beautiful shots, He is obviously in breeding plumage.
Gordon.

Phil Slade said...

There's no mistaking that one. A male in full summer plumage. I find it hard to see Linnets well in Iberia and the Canaries where they are even more shy than the Uk. So well done with the photos.

LOLfromPasa said...

What an amazing bird. It looks like it has had a 'splash' in to dish of red paint. Beautiful.

Aritha said...

❤️ In my language this is a "kneu" or "robijntje". What a nice photos.

Lowcarb team member said...

I am just so pleased you shared all of these photographs, he is indeed a very cute little ball of fluff. 

All the best Jan

Jeevan said...

I too go for many shots if saw a bird... to select the best ones later. Indeed you got wonderful shots with the bird from different poses! I enjoyed :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your male Linnet is just stunning. A beautiful bird. Your photos are lovely, well captured. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Rajesh said...

Very cute little bird.

carol l mckenna said...

Love the linnet and creative photographing of it on the fence post ~ thanks,

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's not like any bird I've seen but I see by the comments you've identified it and I know that feels good! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

What a cute and unusual looking little bird. Looks like some combination of a robin and finch. I bet you really enjoyed watching and photographing the little linnet!

Tom said...

...what a handsome little fellow!

Linda said...

Lovely bird, well pictured!

♥ Anni ♥ said...

Oh my goodness...these images of such a colorful, beautiful, bird, are so exceptionally beautiful. Wow.

Before I leave, I want to send along my thanks for linking in at I'd Rather B Birdin' to share this post with us!!

NatureFootstep said...

such a wonderful, colorful bird :)

Nancy Chan said...

The males are always very beautiful and colourful! A fluffy ball! Have a wonderful day!

Stewart M said...

What a wonderful bird - I don't think I have ever seen one that is this bright.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Sharon Wagner said...

He is a beauty. And his location on the fence sure made for a great photograph.

Frank Boxell said...

Sweet shots of the male Linnet.

Helma said...

It's a very beautiful bird this little male knee. So you really can make beautiful pictures. Really amazing and incredibly beautiful.
Sincerely

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He is a charming bird -- I love the red breast! and looking through the comments I see you were correct in your identification. (I am sure that David G. would be right -- he knows everything about birds.

Your photos are very good.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Breathtaking; What a sweet birdie "Linnet"is♡♡♡ 'A cute little ball of fluff' is the right word, I think♪ I checked this bird with PC and found its name in Japanese is 'ムネアカヒワ・muneakahiwa' literally "reddish breast finch'. I thought exactly like it p:-)
So sorry for my late comment and thank you so much for your sweet comments. I was busy but wishing to be back to normal pace.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Ida said...

What a beautiful bird and lovely photos of it.

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