BIRDWATCHERS have been flocking to spot a rare finch at a Dearne Valley nature reserve.
They have been getting out their bincoluars and telescopes to try and catch a glimpse of a Hawfinch at the Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve in Broomhill near Wath.
Flocks of the rare bird have been flooding into Britain after failures of their food supply in Germany and Romania.
Related to the more common chaffinch, the hawfinch is the UK’s largest finch and has a large powerful bill.
But the reclusive species is usually difficult to see.