Bird song: Jay

The jay is a lover of acorns, perhaps one of the reasons why there are so many in our quiet valley. A beautiful blush colour, we see them rarely but when we do it is the spot of white on its rump and the flash of blue on its wing which enable easy identification.

[photo: arkive.org]

[photo: arkive.org]

A member of the crow family, the jay is resident in Spain and – though it is shy and rarely approaches the house – we are always aware of its presence thanks to its distinctive alarm call.

To listen to a jay’s birdsong, click this link for the British Birdsongs website.
To read more about the jay, click here for the RSPB.

5 to remember
un amante de – a lover of
quizás – perhaps
la grupa – the rump
la fácil identificación de – the easy identification of
un miembro de – a member of

[photo: BBC.co.uk]

Listen to the song of these other birds we see in our Spanish valley:-
Sparrowhawk
Wren
Greenfinch

And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
A lover of acorns: the Jay #Birds in #Spain via @Spanish_Valley http://wp.me/p3dYp6-1wQ

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