Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Red Squirrel at Ballyscanlon


			
			 	
 	
	

This Red Squirrel was photographed scampering up a fir tree at Ballyscanlon Lake yesterday.


35 Basking Sharks off Ram Head

An amazing 35 Basking Sharks were recorded off Ram Head on the 31st May

Images taken from www.baskingshark.ie.

Src: http://www.baskingshark.ie/index.php?option=com_admirorgallery&view=layout&Itemid=92

 


Recent Road Kills


			
			 	
 	
	

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.


Large Numbers of Ladybirds


			
			 	
 	
	

Unusually large numbers of Ladybird beetle species have been reported from several parts of the City and County over the past few days.

Image source:

http://www.ware.myzen.co.uk/Gallery/Photos/Arthropods/Beetles/slides/Insects%20Ladybird%20A%20014%20030607.html


Nesting Blackbirds

Nesting Blackbirds in the Slievekeale area of Waterford City.


Large Red Damselfly


			
			 	
 	
	

Flying in a Waterford City Garden today, the Large Red Damselfly.


Caspian Gull


			
			 	
 	
	

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,


Irish Wildlife Trust Meeting


			
			 	
 	
	

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.


Female Goldfinch Ringed


			
			 	
 	
	

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.


Irish Biogeographical Society No. 30


			
			 	
 	
	

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.