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.


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


City Buzzard


			
			 	
 	
	

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


Waterford City Waxwings


			
			 	
 	
	

Recently seen in the Kilcohen suburb of the City, a small flock of Waxwings.


Winter female Blackcap


			
			 	
 	
	

Given that a male Blackcap was seen on the 10th. December (see below), today we have a Female in the same garden.


A Christmas Eve Robin


			
			 	
 	
	

Trapped and ringed on Christmas Eve in Waterford City, a friendly Robin.


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,


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 ??