Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Swan & Cygnet at Kilbarry


			
			 	
 	
	

A Swan and cygnet at the Kilbarry National Heritage Area in Waterford City. (see 15 04 2012 and 27 05 2012 below)


Swans Hatching


			
			 	
 	
	

See below – Success!! The first to hatch out on the 16th. May


Swan Tending Its Eggs


			
			 	
 	
	

A Waterford City Swan tending its eggs over the weekend.


Update: Mute Swan’s Nest


			
			 	
 	
	

This nest was flooded by a high tide on the 6th May and now appears to have been abandoned!


Mute Swan’s Nest with Eggs


			
			 	
 	
	

Site of a Mute Swan’s nest with eggs on the Lisduggan stream behind PC World on the Inner Ring Road in Waterford City.


Mute Swans on St. John’s River


			
			 	
 	
	

More than 20 adult Mute Swans recently appeared on St. John’s River in the heart of Waterford City. This number did not include the family of swans shown below.


Mute Swan Family


			
			 	
 	
	

The Mute Swan family shown below are still doing well on St. John’s River at the Kilbarry Bog pNHA.


Mute Swans on St. John’s Pill


			
			 	
 	
	

Mute Swans on St. John’s Pill in Waterford City. This tidal river badly needs a weir to keep the water artificially high as when the tide is low, all the mess of debris and litter is exposed and it’s an unsightly mess!