There have been upto 18 Twite recently, with 6 (and now 5) remaining loyal to the ridge. Last winters storms breached the ridge but spread the seeds of the Yellow horned Poppy over a larger area leading to a bumper crop of seeds. Despite feeding, they still seem to be prefering their natural food source. They are quite approachable and I managed a few photos of the ringed individual. Thanks to help from Dawn Balmer and Mark Grantham from the BTO, Mark has pinned it down to one of two birds. Both from this summer at Gairloch near Ullapool in Scotland. Can anyone age this bird for me? Steve Stansfield? Also Robert, can you comment on your findings of Twite on Fair Isle and North Ron please? Cheers Steve
ps. all photos are of the same bird after the first obvious photo of a bird with a ring (please note, the bird in flight, the ringed bird is the one on the deck, without a pink rump).