Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Albino Magpie in Cheekpoint


			
			 	
 	
	

Recently seen near Cheekpoint, an albino Magpie.


Brent Geese in Tramore


			
			 	
 	
	

Winter Brent Geese populations at Tramore Back Strand and Dungarvan are now well established.


Urban Mink in Kilcohan


			
			 	
 	
	

An urban Mink recently seen in the KIlcohan area of Waterford City.


Rare Sighting of Hoopoe


			
			 	
 	
	

Seen in Waterford City garden yesterday, the Hoopoe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoopoe


Humming-bird Hawk Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

The migrant Humming-bird Hawk Moth was photographed today in a Waterford City garden.


Red Damselfly in Fenor


			
			 	
 	
	

Now flying at Fenor Bog, the Large Red Damselfly.


Peppered Moths near Kilmacthomas


			
			 	
 	
	

Mating Peppered Moths Biston betularia near Kilmacthomas.


Garden Cross Spiders


			
			 	
 	
	

Photographed in a Waterford City Garden today, early newly hatched Garden Cross Spiders. These will be distributed by the wind to the surrounding area.

Each of these spiderlings is 2-3mm in size. They will grow into one of the largest spiders you are likely to encounter in Ireland.


Swifts in Waterford City


			
			 	
 	
	

Many Swifts about Kilcohan in Waterford City – first of the year. .


Whitethorn & Blackthorn Blossom

Have you seen the thorn blossom yet?