Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Wintering male Blackcap


			
			 	
 	
	

An African migrant male Blackcap warbler was seen in a Waterfod City garden yesterday, obviously chosing to stay for the winter rather then move back to its usual winter quarters in Africa,


Dolphins on the Suir


			
			 	
 	
	

Two dolphins were seen on the River Suir near Mount Congreve on the 13th November (one shown here).


Mallard Mystery


			
			 	
 	
	
This picture of about 200 Mallard was taken yesterday at Glendine in west Waterford. They were part of a flock estimated to number at least 1000. All were waddling along this woodland path in a very determined manner, intent on reaching their destination. Where they came from and where they were going, is not known. Why they chose to walk rather then fly is another mystery. Any ideas ??

Tramore Fungus


			
			 	
 	
	

Mushrooms by Tramore Strand


Grey Lag Goose


			
			 	
 	
	

38 Grey Lag Geese were recently seen and reported at the Coolfin haunt near Portlaw.

 


Brent Geese at Tramore


			
			 	
 	
	

About 80 Brent Geese have arrived at Tramore from the Arctic to spend the winter  here.


Cinnibar Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

The Cinnabar Moth is a member of a family of the most colourful insects to be found in Waterford and Ireland. One was recently seen in the Kilbarry Bog in Watrford City.


Silver Y Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

The Silver Y is a very common immigrent from mainland Europe and North Africa. They start arriving in May and further influxes take place through the summer months.There is a return migration mainly in September each year.


Bolttlenose Dolphin


			
			 	
 	
	

A dead Bottlense Dolphin was washed ashore at Rathmoylan Cove yesterday. The causeof the death is unknown.


Painted Lady


			
			 	
 	
	

Now moving south between the showers, fair numbers of Painted Ladies on their way to their winter quarters in Africa.