Rare hawfinch colony feasts on seeds at Yorkshire arboretum



These winged migrants usually prefer more southerly spots when they venture from the continent but a colony of 100 rare hawfinches have taken up residence in North Yorkshire.
An estimated 50,000 of the species are believed to have landed on UK shores this season, the largest ever influx of finches from Eastern Europe.
A small population of about 1,500 are known to reside in the UK and when their European counterparts migrate to the UK it is usually only to the south where hornbeam trees, which produce seeds that hawfinches like to eat, are more likely to grow.
However, a colony has been... read more

 
30 January 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 34
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