Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

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 ??

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.


Ireland’s Rarest Crow – the Chough


			
			 	
 	
	

One of the birds that Europeans come to Ireland to see, is common along the coast of Waterford. Depicted here are Choughs at Dunmore East.


Mute Swan


			
			 	
 	
	

A wary Mute Swan discommoded when its picture was being taken by Bob Barrett in the Anne Valley.


Dunhill Buzzards


			
			 	
 	
	

Seen at the bank holiday weekend, two soaring Buzzards near Dunhill.


Herring Gull nest.


			
			 	
 	
	

Herring Gulls continue to nest and rear their young on buildings in Dunmore East.