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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Hawfinch - Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Photographed at Speech House, on the log, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK.

It has been about 6 years since I photographed the Hawfinch, at last I done it. This one I think a is female, but I may be wrong.

Please look at my website bobswildlife.co.ukThere is a photo of a Fallow Deer. And a  Pink footed Goose by Dave Key in  the 'Guest photographer.













42 comments:

  1. An incredible series, of a bird that seems to be everywhere this winter, and in greater numbers too

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  2. Extraordinary shots, Bob. I wish we had these guys in Central Florida...make my hikes a lot more exciting.

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  3. Hello Bob!:) Stunningly beautiful images, and if it is a female, it's a very colourful female bird, for a change!! I have never seen one here in Portugal.

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    1. Thanks Sonja, the Hawfinch is beautiful, and the one I showed you, was it's tail missing, so I think I'll have to go back and try photograph it again. I have heard there are in Spain, so maybe you just missed out.

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  4. We considered ourselves very lucky to encounter this species a couple of times in Europe in October, but we never got photographs anywhere approaching yours. Great job, Bob!

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  5. So beautiful a bird. Beautiful pictures.
    Karin

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  6. Wrong? You are amazing photographer!!! Remember that.:) Perfect, absolutely perfect photos!!!!<3

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  7. Hola Bob,espectaculares y bellas fotos de este Picogordo,yo diria que es un macho con el plumaje invernal,es mucho mas colorido que las hembras sobre todo el color de la cabeza y babero.Un abrazo

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  8. Hello, the Hawfinch is gorgeous. What a beautiful bird and wonderful photos. Enjoy and have a happy day!

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  9. It is beautiful, but he could wash his beak. :)))

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  10. Hey . Who washes my beak. It's very dirty.

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  11. Wow. That bird is awesome. Greetings.

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  12. Hi Bob,
    Spectacular photographs of this hawfinch! Brilliant colours.
    And breathtaking photos! I'm speechless!!!
    Cheers,
    Maria

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  13. Finches can be so incredibly beautiful--- This one is amazing! As usual- Beautiful images.

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  14. Bob, either way, it's a beautiful bird! Great job capturing this beauty!

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  15. Just gorgeous as in colours and everything.

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  16. Utterely amazing phototography Bob

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  17. Hi Bob.

    Beautiful pictures Bob.
    Nicely with the food to its beak.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  18. You found a Hawfinch, Bob! Well done!. Thise are great images. I have still not managed to find a Hawfinch this winter - I must be one of the few people in this area that haven't. Best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Hi Richard, there are plenty up here as well, but I never caught them until that day.

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  19. Hello
    This is a beautiful bird
    I think this is a female too.
    Have a nice day

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  20. The Hawfinch is a wonder, has some beautiful colors.
    Good weekend Bob.
    Un abrazo.

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  21. Magníficos detalles, Bob, casí parece que vas a poder tocarlo con la mano.
    Un abrazo,

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  22. Hi Bob,
    The best images I have seen so far of the Hawfinch, I had some wonderful views of a pair not far from home but only had the bins with me. Since then have seen more a couple of times but never with a clear shot available..
    All the best. John

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    1. Hi John, I was delighted with this one, it is always the most beautiful. Thanks what you did.

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  23. Hello Bob,
    What a great shots you've made of this wonderful and colorful bird.
    Fantastic!! Well done!!

    Greetings, Marco

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  24. What a beauty, colorful - fantastic picture serie!
    Enjoy the weekend
    Crissi

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  25. A very well done to you Bob, i have spent hours at Parkend trying to capture a image of a Hawfinch, but have failed and am still to see one. Great images i so jealous. Is that on the big old log ?

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  26. Bob, 10 Goosander at Mallards Pike today.

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  27. A Happy New Year to you too.
    Thank you for visiting my page.
    Very beautiful bird and a skilled photographer you are.
    Karin

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  28. What a beautiful bird! (although a bit of a messy eater ;>)..... just gorgeous coloring and from the beak I can see where it gets its name!

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  29. Very beautiful bird
    Bob, these are wonderful pictures.

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  30. Que colores mas bonitos tiene en su plumaje.

    Saludos.

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  31. All fantastic shots Bob, lovely to see.

    All the best Jan

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