Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Killer Whales Off Clonea Strand


A party of five Killer Whales was seen in calm seas off Clonea Strand at the weekend.

Ack. to Paul Walsh

Image ack. to courses.washington.edu.

Inquisitive Otter Near Portlaw.


An inquisitive Otter near Portlaw.

Seal Washed Ashore at Tramore


A Seal in seemingly good condition washed ashore at Tramore. A victim of fishing nets?

Red Squirrels with White Tails

Red Squirrels with white tails? Yes, this is known to occur with some before the moult at this time of year, as with these near Araglin in the west of Waterford. Others seen in the Nire Valley had ordinary red bushy tails.

Sperm Whale in Dungarvan


A rare Sperm Whale expired at the Cunnigar Spit in Dungarvan on the 19th. August.

Image ack.to Lorna Siggins/Irish Times

Urban Fox at Norwood


An urban Fox regularly seen in the Norwood area of Waterford City.

Mink at Ballylaneen


A watchful Mink seen near Ballylaneen yesterday.

Fox Being Fed at Local Household


A female Fox being fed by a young Ava Whealton at her home. The Fox comes regularly and takes away some food, probably to feed her cubs.

Grey Seal and a Small Copper Butterfly

Seen recently in the Tankerstown/Bunmahon area (the Copper Coast), a cheeky young Grey Seal and a Small Copper butterfly.

Whales Offshore at Bunmahon


Today, many whales seen just offshore at Bunmahon.