Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

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.

Choughs at Whiting Bay


Two of 24 Choughs recently seen at Whiting Bay.

Clouded Yellows


Clouded Yellows continue to fly between the showers in the areas of Ardmore and Clashmore.

One also seen in Waterford City on the 11th.

Large White, Red Admiral & Peacock Butterflies

On the wing in the Commeragh Mountains on the Bank Holiday. from L to R, the Large White, Red Admiral and the Peacock butterflies.

Emerald Damsel


The Emerald Damsel, recently photographed in West Waterford.

Gatekeeper Butterfly


Recently seen in the Collin’s Avenue area of Waterford City, the Gatekeeper Butterfly.

Silver-washed Fritillary


Now on the wing in the Clashmore area, the Silver-washed Fritillary.

Bank Vole


Waterford’s newest mammal, a Bank Vole was found in a stunned condition on the Vee road outside Lismore at the weekend. It was carefully moved to roadside vegetation where it later recovered.

Four Spotted Chaser & Emperor Dragonfly


Just reported from the Clashmore area – the Four Spotted Chaser shown here and the Emperor Dragonfly. Both are extensions to the known range of these insects in Waterford.