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Twite are a widespread breeder in small numbers over much of Øygarden; they are also common migrants in both spring and autumn. Probably the best place for both numbers and views of this species is the island of Hernar. The population of coastal Twite along the south western coast of Norway is in sharp decline - Hernar (and the other islands in the north of Øygarden) still have healthy populations - perhaps the clue to this species alarming disappearance can be found here.....

Twite
Twite, Hernar



Twite, Herdlevær, Norway, August 2017
Twite, Herdlevær, Norway, August 2017


Twite - bergirisk
Pitcure taken at Hernar, Øygarden, 15 May 2009 (DSLR and 400mm telephoto lens - hand held)




Twite
Picture taken at Hernar, Øygarden, 26 September 2009 (DSLR and 400mm telephoto lens - hand held)




Twite - Bergirisk
Part of a Twite flock, Hernar, Øygarden, 30 September 2008 (DSLR and 400mm telephoto lens - hand held)

Twite - bergirisk
Digiscoped image through my sitting room window (05 October 2005)




Twite
Twite, Hernar, Øygarden, September 2014

Twite are a regular feature during the winter months at Fornebu near Oslo - at least for now. The obscene levels of "development" here will surely soon put and end to this.






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