Flocks of rare hawfinches have begun arriving in Britain in huge numbers following crop failures in Germany and Romania

Hawfinch

The little birds largely bypass the UK in the winter, staying in central Europe, but poor harvests on the continent has sent them further north looking for autumn fruits and nuts

Nature experts are urging people to get outside this weekend to glimpse the elusive birds that are renowned for their parrot like bills, and which are flocking in groups of 100 or more, which is around 12 times the national average

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