Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Orb Web Spider


			
			 	
 	
	

Probably more common than the records suggest, the Orb Web Spider Araniella curcurbitina was  recently seen at the Kilbarry Bog National Heritage Area in Waterford City.


Ireland’s Rarest Crow – the Chough


			
			 	
 	
	

One of the birds that Europeans come to Ireland to see, is common along the coast of Waterford. Depicted here are Choughs at Dunmore East.


Day-flying Magpie Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

Now on the wing in many local places, the day-flying multi-coloured Magpie Moth,


Small Copper Butterfly


			
			 	
 	
	

Now flying during sunny spells, the Small Copper butterfly.


Mute Swan


			
			 	
 	
	

A wary Mute Swan discommoded when its picture was being taken by Bob Barrett in the Anne Valley.


Dunhill Buzzards


			
			 	
 	
	

Seen at the bank holiday weekend, two soaring Buzzards near Dunhill.


10 Spot Ladybird Beetle


			
			 	
 	
	

Look twice at any Ladybirds in your garden. They are probably the common 7 Spot Ladybirds but then, count the spots! They might be the uncommon 10 Spot Ladybirds like this one recently seen at the Kilbarry Bog in Waterford City.


Humming-bird Hawk Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

Now to be seen in some gardens, the Humming-bird Hawk Moth.


Red Admiral


			
			 	
 	
	

Now flying in good numbers, the African migrent Red Admiral.


Fox Cubs


			
			 	
 	
	

Two Fox cubs playing about at the Williamstown complex in Waterford City yesterday.