Twite are such beautiful birds. They’re small brown finches, closely related to Linnets.
The subtlety of their plumage is just sublime and every time I’ve had a good view of them they have astounded me with their beauty. The RSPB says there are just 10,000 breeding pairs left in the UK. They are birds of moorlands and the Highlands. Their UK conservation status is red.
We should do everything we can to protect the natural world they inhabit, for their sakes and for ours.