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by Neil Freeman
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Freeman
Replies: 2228
Views: 92621

Re: Neil Freeman

Many thanks for the comments Mike, Andrew, Wurzel and David...very much appreciated as always :D We had a bit more snow last night, not much and then it turned to rain...and then it froze making for treacherous conditions early this morning on my way into work. Anyway, this is UK Butterflies so I su...
by Neil Freeman
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Marsh Fritillary
Topic: Marsh Fritillary – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Marsh Fritillary – Favourite Photo of 2017

I took loads of photos of Marsh Fritillaries down on the Lizard in Cornwall when we spent a few days down there in late May and early June. I could easily have posted a couple of dozen favourite shots but have been strict with myself and selected just a couple, one of each sex. Lizard-May.2017 235 r...
by Neil Freeman
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Marbled White
Topic: Marbled White – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Marbled White – Favourite Photo of 2017

Marbled Whites spread into my local patch a few years ago and have been increasing in numbers year on year. I didn't take many photos of them this year, the one below from my local spot at Castle Hills near Solihull being amongst the better attempts. Castle Hills 01.07.2017 025 resize.JPG Cheers, Neil
by Neil Freeman
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Freeman
Replies: 2228
Views: 92621

Re: Neil Freeman

Cheers Mark, we did indeed have some of the white stuff...in fact rather a lot of it :shock: Sunday 10th December Well, the weather forecast was bang on for around here, it started snowing sometime in the early hours and by the time I got up just after 08.00 there was already a good covering of at l...
by Neil Freeman
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3172
Views: 150056

Re: Wurzel

Cracking selection of moths there Wurzel :D Black Arches is one I have yet to get in my garden although they are more common down south than around here and well done with the Mullein Wave :mrgreen: Agriphila tristella for the micro is a good call by Philzoid. I had half a dozen different species of...
by Neil Freeman
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Large White
Topic: Large White - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 173

Re: Large White - Favourite Photo of 2017

Reasonable numbers of Large Whites around earlier in the year when I got the impression there were more about a bit further north than there were down south. I quite like this shot of a slightly damp male that opened his wings a bit to warm up after being caught out in a the rain. Coverdale 14.07.20...
by Neil Freeman
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Large Skipper
Topic: Large Skipper - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Large Skipper - Favourite Photo of 2017

Plenty of Large Skippers around my local spots this year, the first ones appearing in late May and then continuing through June and July. I was particularly pleased to see a few in my garden including this female in late June, Coverdale 24.06.2017 021 resize.JPG and this male later in July, Coverdal...
by Neil Freeman
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Freeman
Replies: 2228
Views: 92621

Re: Neil Freeman

Cheers Wurzel, I know what you mean about the Song Thrush looking neater than the Mistle Trush. I also look for the shape of the spots, they seem to be a bit more elongated on the Song Thrush. Thanks Andrew, the garden certainly helps to get through the winter months, at least at the weekend as it i...
by Neil Freeman
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Website file limit
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Website file limit

It would certainly be of interest to me Pete, and I would imagine a few other members too.

Cheers,

Neil.
by Neil Freeman
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3172
Views: 150056

Re: Wurzel

Wurzel wrote:
... I'm always a little unsure as to how welcome moths are on UKB, but then I reason that butterflies are moths so it's alright :D..
Wurzel


Speaking for myself, I am always interested in seeing the moths that are posted on here. I have been known to post one or two myself :wink:

Cheers,

Neil.
by Neil Freeman
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Freeman
Replies: 2228
Views: 92621

Re: Neil Freeman

Friday December 1st The first day of meteorological winter and in common with many parts of the country we have seen our first snow. In fact we had our first snowfall last Saturday when we had a couple short flurries during the morning, not much but good sized flakes for about 15 minutes each time....
by Neil Freeman
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Website file limit
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Website file limit

Just spotted this post Pete.

Strangely enough, I was wondering recently if there was a simple way to convert my PD to a format that I could save on a hard drive...It would have to be simple because I am not that IT savvy.
Do you have any plans to convert any other years into PDFs?

Cheers,

Neil.
by Neil Freeman
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Holly Blue
Topic: Holly Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: Holly Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

Like Mike I have Holly Blues regularly visiting my garden, in fact I tend to see more there than I do out and about. This year the spring brood seemed to do well but I have to say that numbers of summer brood seen were lower than the past couple of years, probably due to the weather taking a turn fo...
by Neil Freeman
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: High Brown Fritillary
Topic: High Brown Fritillary - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: High Brown Fritillary - Favourite Photo of 2017

I saw High Brown Fritillaries on two occasions in 2017, the first being down in the Heddon Valley in late June. Heddon Valley 26.06.2017. 2023 resize.JPG Heddon Valley 26.06.2017. 2060 resize.JPG Heddon Valley 26.06.2017. 2081 resize.JPG Just over a month later I was up at Arnside Knott where there ...
by Neil Freeman
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1529
Views: 36010

Re: Bugboys mission

What can I say...not only is 55 species an achievement in it's own right but to include Large Tortoiseshell and Queen of Spain Fritillary in the same year as well. I bet that is a club with very few members :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Cheers,

Neil.
by Neil Freeman
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3172
Views: 150056

Re: Wurzel

I love the shot of the Swallow with it's reflection in the water. I spent some time watching Swallows skimming over water in Cornwall earlier this year and tried taking some shots but they were just too fast for me.

Cheers,

Neil
by Neil Freeman
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Freeman
Replies: 2228
Views: 92621

Re: Neil Freeman

I know what you mean Wurzel, I often skim through a few threads with the intention of returning to them when I have more time...and then forget where I was :wink: :oops: Good luck with the Squirrel baffle Goldie, I have had mine a few years now and it works a treat :D Thanks Andrew, I must admit I h...
by Neil Freeman
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Heath Fritillary
Topic: Heath Fritillary - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Heath Fritillary - Favourite Photo of 2017

A short stop off at Haddon Hill during our drive down to the Heddon Valley in later June produced a few Heath Fritillaries in what were decidedly borderline conditions. I spent just under an hour here and under a dull overcast and temperature of no more than 16 degrees found maybe half a dozen diffe...
by Neil Freeman
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Grizzled Skipper
Topic: Grizzled Skipper - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Grizzled Skipper - Favourite Photo of 2017

I only saw Grizzlies on one occasion in 2017, but at least that was one more than I managed in 2016. This was mainly because I didn't go looking in the right places at the right time although this species does seem to be struggling in Warwickshire over the past few years. Those I saw were at Bishops...
by Neil Freeman
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Green-veined White
Topic: Green-veined White - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: Green-veined White - Favourite Photo of 2017

I love the clean fresh whiteness of the first Green-veined Whites to appear in spring and they seemed to do well in my garden and around my local spots with good numbers showing up from early April. Castle Hills 04.2017 107 resize.JPG Coverdale 15.04.2017 139 resize.JPG Coverdale 15.04.2017 094 resi...

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