Bird song: Goldfinch

It took us a while to identify the birdsong we described as ‘the tweety tweety bird’ belonged to a pair of Goldfinches. They are resident here all year round and are one of the happiest-sounding birds which surround us. Their flight is light and skipping, matching their song, and the yellow bar on their wings becomes obvious.

[photo: Chris Barber]

[photo: Chris Barber]

To listen to the Goldfinch, and for more information, click here for the RSPB website.
To watch a video of a Goldfinch on You Tube, click here.

5 to remember
el jilguero – the goldfinch
un rato – a while
identificar – to identify
saltando/a – skipping
una franja – a bar [of colour or light]

[photo: RSPB]

Listen to the song of these other birds we see in our Spanish valley:-
Green Woodpecker
Short-Toed Eagle
Blackbird

And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
The happiest sounding birds around: the Goldfinch #Birds in #Spain via @Spanish_Valley http://wp.me/p3dYp6-1ed

4 thoughts on “Bird song: Goldfinch

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