Identifying Linnet and Twite

Linnets are familiar birds, but their scarcer cousins Twite are always a good find. Either on their usually remote breeding grounds in northern and western Britain, or around our coasts in winter, picking Twite out from Linnets can be a real ID headache. Let this workshop help you do that with confidence.

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Recent Bird ID videos

Reed Bunting. Photograph by Liz Cutting
Brown, streaky buntings can be an ID headache! This video tackles four species that can be found in coastal areas in winter: Reed, Little, Snow and Lapland Buntings.
Mandarin Duck. Photograph by Neil Calbrade
Despite being non-native, these stunningly beautiful birds are commonly encountered and can cause confusion.
Golden Eagle. Photograph by Sarah Kelman
Here we look at how you can confidently separate all three species of large raptor.