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I went for a wander along the Ely embankment yesterday and was delighted to discover a family of five Linnets, two adults and three exceedingly cute juveniles, all feeding on Herb Robert seeds. They started off with Mum and Dad feeding the youngsters but the kids soon got impatient and wanted more food more quickly.

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Mum or Dad has just plucked one of the Herb Robert seed pods while …

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… youngster is watching to see how this food-gathering process works.

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“Now if I can just reach …”

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“Now I’ve got the idea, I can help myself.”

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Youngster looking rather pleased with itself.

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