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.

 


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.


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.


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.


Tramore Fungus


			
			 	
 	
	

Mushrooms by Tramore Strand


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.