Goldfinch Irish; Lasair choille
Colour; Black & yellow wings, a striking red face with black & white markings.
Nesting; High in tree branches.
Habitat; Woodland, orchards and gardens throughout the country.
Feeding; Mainly seeds and will use bird feeders.
Mating; Early May to August, 2/3 brood per year, 5 or 6 eggs per brood.
Life span in the wild; 2 years on average.
Lore; It is said that if the first bird a girl sees on St. Valentine’s day is a Goldfinch, she is guaranteed a wealthy marriage, if a Robin she’ll marry a sailor, if a Blue Tit, don’t ask.
A group of Goldfinches are known as a charm of Goldfinches.