Linnet – 1894

Linota cannabina – A common resident.

This, one of our favourites among the smaller birds, because of its general cheerfulness and bright little song, is very numerous with us, as might well be expected in a county so abounding in furze. We used to detect a number of nests in all our brakes, and in the autumn and winter never failed to observe large flocks in the stubbles and turnip fields of “Brown” Linnets, as they are then aptly called, because of their uniform grey brown winter plumage.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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