A fallen egg

The first sign that there was a nest in the cipressas, was this fallen egg. On watching, we noticed a pair of goldfinches flying in and out of the bush. Goldfinches are our most cheery of neighbours in the valley, their song is very ‘tweety’. Judging by the amount of flying around, they had to work hard to feed their brood. They lay four to six eggs, which take up to 14 days to incubate. The babies fledge in two weeks. Often there are two broods, May and July.goldfinch egg, fallenListen to the song of the goldfinch herenest in the cipressas5 to remember
la cría – the brood
el primero – the first
caído – fallen
dentro y fuera – in and out
alegre – cheery

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