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Hawfinch

Observed: 21st February 2009 By: annagilbertannagilbert’s reputation in Birds
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MrG's picture

Pink legs

None of my bird books show this bird with noticeably pink legs, which are very apparent in this set of photos.

annagilbert's picture

maybe it was male. female or

maybe it was male. female or baby, perhaps gender could be the reason for the leg colour??

Anna G

Alladell's picture

Hawfinch

Pink legs or not this is defiantly Hawfinch a bird I haven't seen for far too long. Fantastic pictures.

Alladell

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Thanks x

Thanks x

Anna G

Goldfinch's picture

Great!

Great pictures, were you very close? I must admit that I had never even heard of a Hawfinch, let alone seen one!

annagilbert's picture

I was about five yards away,

I was about five yards away, but have a nice 200mm lense. Beautiful birds, first time they have been seen around our parts for 50 years...apparently.

Anna G

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Hawfinch

Superb pictures of an uncommon bird!