A small flock of Twite at Heysham in Lancashire,North West England on 25th March 2013.
The area by the port and power station is a great spot for birds.
I had gone in search of a Little Gull reported the day before,but missed it.The bonus was this flock of Twite,a year first sighting for me.
This was my first view and they were trying to feed on seed on the ground but were nervous because of my presence. Twite are very flighty birds.
Sony Alpha 350 DSLR Sigma 150-500 zoom handheld.
The Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.
It is a small finch, similar in size and shape to a Linnet, at 13 to 13.5 centimetres (5.1 to 5.3 in) long. It lacks the red head patch and breast shown by the Linnet and the redpolls. It is brown streaked with black above, with a pink rump. The underparts buff to whitish, streaked with brown. The conical bill is yellow in winter and grey in summer. The call is a distinctive “twit”, from which derives its name, and the song contains fast trills and twitters Source Wikipedia