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Observed: 30th September 2013 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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0525 Carduelis flavirostris (Linnaeus) (Twite) - Break, Shetland (Zetland) (VC 112), 30th September 2013
0525 Carduelis flavirostris (Linnaeus) (Twite) - Break, Shetland (Zetland) (VC 112), 30th September 2013
0525 Carduelis flavirostris (Linnaeus) (Twite) - Break, Shetland (Zetland) (VC 112), 30th September 2013
Description:

An interesting bird this one. When it sat up on the vegetation (first two pictures) it had a very long-tailed appearance almost suggesting Common Rosefinch. Once it dropped down again (third picture) it was obvious. But I suspect if this one had only perched up for a second and then shot out of sight it could have been mis-identified.

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No interactions present.