Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

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.

We’ve Gone Social

One of the aims of this site is inform, educate and entertain as many people as possible and so, with this in mind, we have have launched a brand new Facebook page for Waterford Wildlife. Everything here will continue as normal but Facebook will serve as a compliment to this site.

We will continue with the regular postings here but those stories will be additionally posted to Facebook. Hopefully this will help more people find our content and it will also give you, our valued readers, the chance to share and like our content with your family and friends.

We also have brand new sharing buttons on each of our posts that will help you share our posts onto your own Facebook timeline or your Twitter Feed. Please feel free to share any of our posts that you like and, as always, please leave comments if have something to say.

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.