Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Comma Butterflies Near Jack Meade’s Pub


			
			 	
 	
	

One of two rare Comma butterflies seen over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend near Jack Meade’s pub in east Waterford.


Iceland Gull


			
			 	
 	
	

A very uncommon Iceland Gull recently seen at the Tramore boating lakes.

Ack. to Arlo Jacques. Image to Paddy Dwan.


Long-eared Owl Found Dead


			
			 	
 	
	

Recently found dead on the roadway by Jim O’Meara at Lissalan at the north side of Tramore Back Strand, a Long-eared Owl.

Ack. to Paddy Dwan

Image by Nicola O’Meara


Lesser Redpoll


			
			 	
 	
	

The recent touch of frost has brought some mainly rural birds into suburban parts of Waterford City, like this Lesser Redpoll.


Sandwich Tern Migrating


			
			 	
 	
	

A Tramore Back Strand Sandwich Tern heading for the coastal waters off West Africa.


Frogs at Mount Congreve


			
			 	
 	
	

One of hundreds of tiny frogs seen in leaf litter at the Mossy Banks near Mount Congreve on the River Suir over the weekend.


Juvenile Peregrine Falcon


			
			 	
 	
	

A juvenile Peregrine Falcon recently seen on the coast of Waterford.


Common Snail


			
			 	
 	
	

A common snail Helix Aspera devouring the flowers of the Summer Snowflake on the banks of the River Suir.


Sand Martins Seen at Brownstown


			
			 	
 	
	

One of two Sand Martins seen at Brownstown yesterday.


Brent Geese Prepare for Migration

Ringed Brent Geese getting ready to leave for Canada at Tramore Back Strand.