Linnet looks out
Striking a characteristic linnet pose on top of a small shrub right next to the main path at Titchwell RSPB reserve, Norfolk.
We spent a beautiful spring morning at Titchwell with lots of birdsong all around, including an impossible-to-glimpse Cettis warbler.
The shrub the linnet is perched on has the unnattractive name of 'shrubby seablight'. Thanks to the RSBP volunteer warden for this info.
Perhaps the Latin name of salicornea fruticosa is better. It's common around the Titchwell reserve, but nationally rare.
UPDATE - OCTOBER 2010 - several young Linnets are around at Titchwell, flying in a groups. They still favour the Scrubby Seablight!