Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Swifts


			
			 	
 	
	

Now well established throughout the City and County, the Common Swift  in th local skies.

 


Cuckoo at Fenor Bog


			
			 	
 	
	

Just reported from Fenor Bog, the Cuckoo.


Late Swallows


			
			 	
 	
	

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.


Red Lily Beetle


			
			 	
 	
	

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.


Unusual Nest


			
			 	
 	
	

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


Holly Blue butterfly


			
			 	
 	
	

Now flying on a rare good Spring day, the Holly Blue butterfly.


First butterfly of the year


			
			 	
 	
	

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.


Wild Flowers


			
			 	
 	
	

Slow down in the car and see the Primroses – nature at its very best !


Fox road kill


			
			 	
 	
	

Yet another road kill on the Waterford City outer ring road.


City Buzzard


			
			 	
 	
	

Again reported from the public golf course on the outer ring road of Waterford City, the common Buzzard.