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  • Pine grosbeak

    Finally I found some. I saw 25 of then. It's really rare that they are visiting as far south as I live. Last time it was during the winter 2012-2013. They are the largest of all finches. 20-26 cm. Here are some pictures of them. The red ones are males and the yellowish green are females.

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  • #2
    Well done! They almost look like parrots with those beaks

    I wish I has some extra variety here though the occasional heron and red kite does liven the day up!

    Ian
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    • #3
      Thanks for these Bo - my first sighting of them.

      B

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      • #4
        Hi guys and thank you,
        I searched the Internet about Pine grosbeak in the UK and found a site where they had a lot of information about the species. They are hoping for some birds to take a chance and fly over the North Sea. The site is called Bird guides. If have Rowan trees with lots of berries and the wind is right, perhaps you are in luck and will see some. I hope you will. If not, take trip to southern Scandinavia .

        Regards

        Bo

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        • #5
          Really crappy picture but with very little light, it’s hard to take good pictures. This one sat alone in my neighbor’s garden. At least they are still here and on Saturday it’s going to be sunny, cold and perhaps some snow! This is a female bird or a young one born this year.

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          Bo

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            Thanks for posting!
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