Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

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.


Fox road kill


			
			 	
 	
	

Yet another road kill on the Waterford City outer ring road.


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,


Humming-bird Hawk Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

Now to be seen in some gardens, the Humming-bird Hawk Moth.


Fox Cubs


			
			 	
 	
	

Two Fox cubs playing about at the Williamstown complex in Waterford City yesterday.


Plume Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

The unusual Plume Moth aptly named the T Moth.