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A rare sight! The Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) is shy and usually hides on top of high branches in the forest. Lucky for me, they couldn’t resist a treat (“bribe”) of yummy sunflower seeds, so I got two pictures- first one is a male and second one is a female





24 responses

  1. great shots!!!!

    May 25, 2014 at 12:59 PM

  2. Beautiful! Lovely images!

    May 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM

  3. It’s so exciting to see birds that we don’t have and haven’t even heard of.

    May 25, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    • I feel the same way when I see bird pictures from the US and other places!

      May 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

  4. Very cool looking bird and great capture!

    May 25, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    • Thanks Joleen! I was very excited to see these two, it’s the first time (except in bird books).

      May 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

  5. Nice captures–like several others, I have never even heard of these birds.

    May 25, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    • Thanks Mike! The closest relative you have in North America is the Evening Grosbeak.

      May 25, 2014 at 8:06 PM

      • Thanks for the additional info, Camilla. I checked out the Evening Grosbeak in my bird book and it looks like I am not within its range. As you pointed out, it really is fascinating to see photos of the birds that exist in other places. I have enough trouble spotting the ones that are here, especially now that the leaves are back on the trees.

        May 25, 2014 at 8:12 PM

        • I usually spend more time on identification than photographing the birds 😉

          May 26, 2014 at 7:10 AM

  6. Aptly named and a pretty bird. Lucky you to get the photos of the male and the female.

    May 26, 2014 at 4:31 AM

  7. I have never seen these birds Camilla. Well captured. Beautiful!

    May 26, 2014 at 5:52 PM

  8. Sweet as a Picture

    Love this shot! Love it!

    May 28, 2014 at 2:04 AM

  9. Whoo-hoo! Well done, Camilla: bribe away if these are the results! 😉

    May 29, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    • Thanks Stefano! 🙂 Felt like cheating, but I’m very pleased they showed up!

      May 30, 2014 at 7:42 PM

  10. Wow that’s a great bird!

    June 2, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    • Yes, I was happy they stopped by for a visit! Not something you see every day.

      June 2, 2014 at 6:06 PM

  11. Impressive 🙂

    June 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM

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