18 Mar 2014

Leasowe Lighthouse Twite

A couple of Twite have been hanging around the famous 'triangle' near Leasowe Lighthouse  for a few weeks now.  Found by LBO stalwart Al Conlin they've been associating with the Linnet flock and feeding either in the paddocks themselves or, as yesterday,  on a bunded area the other side of the hedge. I managed a quick trip up after work yesterday and initially picked them up on call. Twite are by no means annual in Cheshire these days and the last 'twitchable' ones were a flock of 6 in 2012 in the same area. Lovely little birds and one I'm very familiar with on Shetland.

I couldn't sex either of them as they haven't developed the pink rump associated with breeding males.

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