David Element

 

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________________________________________________________________________________________________ Birds 170 - Twites

 

 

 

 

 

TWITE Linaria flavirostris (f)

 

 

TWITE Linaria flavirostris (f)

 

 

TWITE Linaria flavirostris (f)

 

 

TWITE Linaria flavirostris (f)

 

 

TWITE Linaria flavirostris (m)

 

 

TWITE Linaria flavirostris (m)

 

         It is always nice when a bird poses for a photograph (although this is usually an ephemeral experience) but in this case it was a particular source of pleasure for the photographer as the (presumed female) bird shown in the first four photographs was his first confirmed sighting of a Twite Linaria flavirostris. The last two images are of a male (note the pink rump) and these photographs were taken on Shetland where this bird is a common species. Such charming little finches.

 

 

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