Smile! The world is a beautiful place (^_^)


I’ve had no luck identifying this little yellow bird, does anyone know? European Greenfinch. (Thanks Nina!) Picture taken with PowerShot in the national park Zuid-Kennemerland.

ps. I’m off for a short holiday in Italy. Back next week!


23 responses

  1. Marina Sundberg

    Grnfink tror jag bestmt! Dina bilder r super!



    October 23, 2012 at 4:53 PM

  2. Picture shows all identiying marks which is a good thing. However, I do not know european birds and I see that someone gave it the name of European Greenfinch. Pretty little bird. Good shot.

    October 23, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    • Thanks Yvonne! I suspected it was a finch but I made the mistake of searching for “yellow finch”, I think this one looks more yellow than green, but.. 🙂

      October 23, 2012 at 6:17 PM

  3. What a pretty little bird! Great shot, I imagine they move around a lot!

    October 23, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    • Thanks! They’re difficult to catch on camera; they’re so small and fast, doing that “now you see me, now you don’t” thing 🙂

      October 24, 2012 at 3:14 PM

  4. Very sweet bird! I love how he stands out in the simple setting. Very elegant! Have a wonderful visit in Italy!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    October 23, 2012 at 9:23 PM

  5. Wyatt VanDePol

    Very cute bird! i like how you can see his feet clinging to the branch. Great Shot!

    October 23, 2012 at 10:36 PM

  6. Ed

    Superb shot, your new camera has an fantastic zoom..:-)

    October 24, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    • Thanks Ed! 🙂 I was so far away I could barely see the bird with the naked eye, and I still didn’t zoom to max to take this shot.

      October 24, 2012 at 3:23 PM

      • Ed

        Just remember the more zoom you yse the more shakey the lens gets. When I had my ultra zoom point and shoot I rarely went beyond 80% of the zoom. Can’t wait to see what you find next..:-)

        October 24, 2012 at 7:51 PM

  7. That’s some camera! Nice picture.
    Have a good holiday.

    October 24, 2012 at 7:09 AM

  8. My first thought was : a “sijsje” – don’t know the name in English :). But this one is definitely green. Have a great time in Italy.

    October 24, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    • Thanks Patricia! Not far off; a Sijsje is called Eurasian Siskin in English and it’s also a finch.

      October 24, 2012 at 3:28 PM

  9. It’s a picture that I could just stare at for a long time. Such interesting composition. Enjoy your trip.

    October 24, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    • Thank you! Rome and the Vatican was great but it’s nice to be back in Amsterdam again 🙂

      November 1, 2012 at 4:36 PM

  10. Absolutely adorable ! Thanks for sharing.

    October 24, 2012 at 10:37 PM

  11. Great shots….I really enjoyed your Blog.
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    November 2, 2012 at 5:24 AM

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