Usually first-of-the-year Swallows are recorded in March, the first local Swallows of this year were seen near Kilcohan Park on the 21st April.
Well awakened from the winter hibernation in the soil, the Red Lily Beetle is now alive and devestating the leaves and shoots of spring lilys and related plants.
A Grey Crow has built a nest on the mast of a fishing boat in West Waterford. Local information is that this is the second time this has occured on the same boat
Given that this year’ s Spring seems to have fallen on Monday 27th March, a Small Tortoiseshell butterfly took to the air in a Waterford City suburb.
Again reported from the public golf course on the outer ring road of Waterford City, the common Buzzard.
Given that a male Blackcap was seen on the 10th. December (see below), today we have a Female in the same garden.