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Goldfinch?

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Offline spanishfreelander

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« on: April 30, 2008, 20:35 PM »
Hi all,
Snapped this little beauty when shopping in Villanueva.
Having checked my "collins",it looks like a Goldfinch to me,its a pity i couldnt get the red front to its head to diff confirm it.
Is it a Juv one?
Thanks
Dave

Offline John C

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008, 20:45 PM »
If you look carefully you can just see the red face so it's an adult.  The sandy back, black wings with a yellow flash (plus white feather tips) and black tail & white rump are diagnostic.  A young bird would lack the red face and less yellow on the wing,

John

Offline judith

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2008, 21:45 PM »
Hi Dave,
Don't you just love it when you see something and it will not pose properly!
I always have the prob that I have the bino's but not the camera, or the darned thing is just tooo fast, sun's in the wrong place, forget to take the cover off the camera, can't find the button on the camera....because it's the bino's etc.
So at least you can take beautiful clear photo's! Think I'm going to stick to plants...when the winds not blowing!
Judith

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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 10:26 AM »
H Dave
Jilguero in Spanish, one of my favourite birds, we have them up in the garden in Torre del Bierzo, they fill the garden with song at this time of year. The song is often described as like a waterfall of song, very musical and liquid.
Regards
Dave