Birds of Ireland




The Goldfinch is listed as one of the Top 20 Garden Birds in Ireland. It would be difficult to mistake this bird for any other as it has a distinctive red face and pale bill

Best Sites

Anywhere throughout the country, particularly where farmland meets woodlands.

Goldfinch at Glendalough, Wicklow: Canon 600D, 75 - 300 Lens, 1/400 Sec, F8, ISO 100

Goldfinch at East Coast Nature Reserve, Wicklow: Canon 600D, 75 - 300 Lens, 1/800Sec, F6.3, ISO 250

Goldfinch, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4X Ext, 1/500 SEC, F8, ISO 500