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by Jack Harrison
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Jack Harrison
Replies: 722
Views: 42233

Re: Jack Harrison

I wrote yesterday: Tomorrow (with a cloudy forecast) gonna do a a bit o' the old culture, like - know what I mean? Culloden Battlefield exhibition centre Just back from my history/culture outing to Culloden. I learnt from a sign in the cafe that Charles Edward Stuart (aka Bonnie Prince Charlie) “ate...
by Jack Harrison
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Jack Harrison
Replies: 722
Views: 42233

Re: Jack Harrison

GV Whites are strongly double brooded here with the summer brood seemingly far larger. (But just three summer's observations).

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Jack Harrison
Replies: 722
Views: 42233

Re: Jack Harrison

Under-rated undersides 17-08-15-431-RedAd-crop.jpg The detailed patterning is fantastic. Also in garden, two Peacocks, circa 10 Tortoiseshells, Small White, GV White (GVWs are abundant in local lanes. Although that Red Admiral is on buddleia, Bowles Mauve (wallflower) cannot be recommended too much...
by Jack Harrison
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2712
Views: 182103

Re: Neil Hulme

Q: is Small PBF double brooded in all of parts of mainland Europe?

And [Large] PBF is apparently sometimes double brooded in southern England. Presumably no reports this year?

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1156

Re: August 2017

8th August Nairnshire. Finally, Scotch Argus has emerged in numbers. Attachments - click for larger versions. Typical habitat where up to 10 individuals observed flying when the sun was out so perhaps a total in this small clearing of circa 25. Every one that was checked was a very new male. They ev...
by Jack Harrison
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2712
Views: 182103

Re: Neil Hulme

When I see such a perfect photo of a gorgeous butterfly (the male Adonis) I really wonder why so many people still claim that you can't take a decent photo unless you have a DSLR. (I presume you used a trusty FZ38 Neil?) Another point is often overlooked: if you drop your bridge camera or leave it o...
by Jack Harrison
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1156

Re: August 2017

2nd August Findhorn (Moray) Still no Graylings but plenty of common Blues (single brooded in this area). This DG Fritillary was investigating violets but I didn't actually observe any egg laying. https://img2.brain3.photobox.com/28868001fc6dd215e0333a3a93a50178f69c48d3cef94f3bd354ddb2b7d05433fd183fe...
by Jack Harrison
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Complete mystery -any ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Complete mystery -any ideas

The date when photographed would give some useful pointers.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Comma
Topic: Comma in N.Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Comma in N.Scotland

I have been predicting this for some time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-40768575

Note that Comma has been reported Inverness area. I have yet to see one here though (Nairn/Moray).

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2712
Views: 182103

Re: Neil Hulme

Competent photographers must run in the Hulme family.

Neil. Have either of your youngsters picked up a camera yet?

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Jack Harrison
Replies: 722
Views: 42233

Re: Jack Harrison

Off topic but topical.
Image
Electric Woodpecker.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July 2017
Replies: 74
Views: 2692

Re: July 2017

Nairn & Moray 24th July Mass emergence of Speckled Woods and GV Whites after recent rain, both species in excellent numbers. 17-07-24-240-SpeckledWood.jpg Typical Speckled Wood habitat in this area. They like to nectar on heather. Also Ringlets which never seem to nectar on anything . This is ty...
by Jack Harrison
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July 2017
Replies: 74
Views: 2692

Re: July 2017

In 1972, courtesy Royal Air Force I visited Ascension Island, roughly midpoint between Africa and South America. I saw one butterfly in flight, a "Monarch" type. I presumed Plain Tiger Danaus chrysippus from Africa but more likely (according to a website dedicated to Ascension wildlife * )...
by Jack Harrison
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July 2017
Replies: 74
Views: 2692

Re: July 2017

Findhorn Dunes (Moray) 19th July Perfect waather: Sunny Temp = +20C Small patch checked - no larger than 50 x 50 metres Small Heath 7+. Meadow Brown 5+, Common Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Small Copper 1 possible (but probably Small Heath). The Small Heath and Meadow Brown could have included repe...
by Jack Harrison
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2712
Views: 182103

Re: Neil Hulme

Brian White sure is quite a photographer.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2712
Views: 182103

Re: Neil Hulme

Neil admits that he is :
yet to fully mature
I'm 22 years older than you Neil but I am nowhere near being mature yet. Not sure I want to be.

PS. I have just recorded some Elvis :cry:
But at least my car CDs don't include any Bing Crosby :P

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July 2017
Replies: 74
Views: 2692

Re: July 2017

Probably just a slowly developing larva (ex hibernating adult) that will be one of the forerunners of the autumn brood.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July 2017
Replies: 74
Views: 2692

Re: July 2017

In this rather early season, I wonder if that Comma larva is the pale early summer hutchinsoni or the darker autumn form? My guess would be offspring of hutchinsoni. But will it be pale or dark adult? Does a Comma third brood ever occur?

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2712
Views: 182103

Re: Neil Hulme

The best part of 100 years later, Heslop and Co with their long Emperor nets are still being talked about.

Oates and Hulme with their Emperors' breakfast will I am sure be remembered in 2100.

Thanks for the fun chaps.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July 2017
Replies: 74
Views: 2692

Re: July 2017

That splendid combination of Dingy Skipper and blue Viper's Bugloss cannot occur very often - only when there is second brood Dingy Skipper.

Jack

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