The Twite Linaria flavirostris is a fairly common bird found in moorland habitats in the north of England and Scotland. However, in autumn some birds including continental birds, move to the coast of eastern England for the winter where they can be found on saltmarshes and coastal fields.
However, some years I pick up a few of these uncommon finches (To lowland Bradford) as they move over the watch point. My best count was of 5 calling birds on the 29/10/2009.
However, today was special!. A party of 27 Twite came in from the north overhead and swirled down to the fields to land! Sadley they were spooked, and gained height and moved off to the south.