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.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]
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