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Friday, August 28, 2009

Does anyone else think baby goldfinch sound like squeaky toys?

This is my favorite time of year. Have you been hearing a new voice in the air? Every morning I wake up to the tinkling tune of baby goldfinches. They look similar to the female or a goldfinch in winter colors and their baby call reminds me of a squeaky dog toy. "♪ High, low...♪ high, low, low."

At the Wild Birds Unlimited store in East Lansing, I see the Daddy Goldfinch eating from my sunflower plants as his fledlings watch from a nearby apple tree.

They soon join him all the while calling out for his attention. I know that they'll soon have it all figured out including a grown up song and I'll miss their little "Mom my...Dad de de" in the morning.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've got something calling non-stop, dawn til dusk that might be a goldfinch, but it's low-high, low-high-high. It's actually lower and louder than an adult goldfinch, but I don't know what else it would be this late in the season. It's making just a little crazy with curiosity. Can't find any recordings of babies.