Recent road kills include 2 Foxes on the outer ring road at Kilbarry/ Ballindud and near Williamstown Golf Course; a further Fox on John’s Hill (near St, John’s Collage) in Waterford City and a Red Squirrel at Templemichael on the Blackwater just north of Youghal.
Unusually large numbers of Ladybird beetle species have been reported from several parts of the City and County over the past few days.
A new bird for the Waterford List – an immature Caspian Gull seen at Kinsalebeg on the 24th of February is the first record for the county. See www. Waterford Birds for more details,
The Waterford Branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust invite you to join them for a walk at Tramore Back Strand on Sunday 21st January to observe the wintering birds. Meet outside the TBaySurf Centre at 1.30pm. All are welcome.
Netted in Waterford City this morning for ringing purposes, this female Goldfinch was already ringed with a closed ring used by illegal trappers. These rings are used on young wild birds when in the nest so that when ‘harvested’ for cages, they can claim that it was bred in captivity.
In the Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society (No. 30) just published, are details of a new Fly found at the Blackwater; details of Otters in Waterford City, Kilmacthomas, Ballyduff, the Mahon River, Dunmore East , Tallow, Tallow Bridge and Cappoquin and a map showing that 80 species of Hoverfly have now been recorded in Waterford City and County.
Clouded Yellows continue to fly between the showers in the areas of Ardmore and Clashmore.
One also seen in Waterford City on the 11th.