As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Rare birds at Yorkshire arboretum draw artist among crowds

Published: 09:45 Tuesday 30 January 2018

A rare invasion of finches from Eastern Europe to Yorkshire has had birdwatchers ‘twitching’ with delight this month. The colony of 100 hawfinches was filmed by Yorkshire artist Robert E Fuller at The Yorkshire Arboretum. Artist Robert Fuller at Hawfinch Hide This unique footage is due to feature on BBC2’s Winterwatch tonight (Jan 30) at 9pm. Hawfinches are a beautiful autumnal-coloured bird so difficult to spot they enjoy a near-mythical status among birdwatchers.

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