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Ben Darvill on the Common Rosefinch

Ben Darvill of the British Trust for Ornithology recalls his first encounter with the common rosefinch on the Island of Canna in Scotland.

Ben Darvill of the British Trust for Ornithology recalls his first encounter with the Common Rosefinch after it woke him up when he was camping on the Island of Canna in Scotland.

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Producer: Sarah Blunt
Photograph: Eero Kiuru.

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