An unusually high number of giant finches look likely to arrive in Scotland this winter
There have been record sightings of hawfinches in England and Wales and now they are reportedly travelling north with several already having been spotted here in the last week.
The influx is a real treat as these birds are shy and elusive, and there are thought to be fewer than 1000 pairs in the UK.
Hawfinches are the nutcrackers of the bird world, with their massive parrot like bills that can crack even the hardest nutshells.
Source: Giant finches invade Scotland