Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)

 Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) in Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. January 2015. Not baited. Not called in.

Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) in Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. January 2015. Not baited. Not called in.

I spotted this beautiful Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) during my first visit to the very nice Réserve des Grangettes in Noville, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. It was the end of my walk and I was very pleased to spot it. Its thick and massive beak is perfectly adapted to crack very hard seeds. A beautiful and very unique bird.

Love Nature.
Jonathan