Bird of the week - Common Linnet
Common Linnet -Carduelis cannabina-
During the two migration periods, spring and autumn, it's possible to see flocks of hundreds of Linnets at Lista.
This species spends the winter in western and southern Europe, and it is seen here mainly from April to October. At Lista, it may occasionally also occur a few individuals during the winter.
The male is a very beautiful bird with red front and breast, gray head and brown back. The female is a bit more anoniously coloured.
Data from Lista Fuglestasjon since 1990:
Figure 1. Timing of migration at Lista Bird Observatory
This graph shows the timing of migration throughout the year, taken from the observations of our daily counts. The number is the total number of years for all years. Note: our counts in spring are from March 15 to June 10 and in autumn from July 15 to November 15.
Figure 2. Observations per year at Lista Bird Observatory
This graph shows the number of observations distributed by years. The yellow line is the average for all years. Note that the observations for 2018 will be completed in November.