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Hawk and Finches - Thornham, Norfolk (1 Viewer)

Alexjh1

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Morning

I dropped over to Thornham Harbour in Norfolk yesterday to try and see some Twite, but the light wasn't great so didn't get any views I was happy with in the field, but a couple of maybes, so thought I'd get some thoughts?

Also had a hawk turn up - I assume a sparrowhawk as it always is, but as I still have never seen a gos to get that real world understanding down, I do prefer to run the chunkier looking hawks by other people just in case.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Alexjh1

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Thanks. Any suggestions for picking out twite from prospective mixed flocks? Was mostly looking for any that looked like they had small yellow beaks, or just looked different to the rest?
 

KenM

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Thanks. Any suggestions for picking out twite from prospective mixed flocks? Was mostly looking for any that looked like they had small yellow beaks, or just looked different to the rest?
Alex Hi,

Twite in Winter do show yellow bills unlike Linnet, also they tend to show a yellow ochre wash to the plumage which when seen in good light can be quite distinctive.
Cheers
 

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