Twite (Carduelis flavirostris). Words and picture by Matt Sewell.
Or Pennine Finch, a local bird for local people. Nothing much to look at: a faded Linnet or rejected Redpoll. A plain northern bird that is definitely a finch in cuteness and stature, but does her own thing and sings her own song, a song so personal she is named after it. There is more to the Twite than meets the eye.
Matt Sewell bird books and badges can be bought from the Caught by the River shop.