Below is the link to RSPB web pages for the Twite Recovery Project.
A major part of this project is centred on the conservation of Twite in the
Pennines. The South Pennines are the main stronghold of Twite in the but they are rapidly disappearing due to habitat loss
and changes in farming practices. The project hopes to encourage farmers
and landowners to adopt Twite friendly practices including the preservation of
traditional hay-meadows. Last year,
as part of this project, I made a video to raise awareness of the plight of the
Twite and this is now live on the RSPB website, as well as the Twite Recovery
Project and Pennine Prospects You Tube channels. UK
There is a possibility of the project being featured on the BBC in the near future, and I will post any further information as soon as I get it. In the mean time, if any birders come across any Twite in the
South Pennines, please could they pass the information on to the Twite
Recovery Project? Contact details
are on the RSPB website link given above.
Photo. Brian Sumner