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by EricY
Thu May 25, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: May 2017
Replies: 81
Views: 4505

Common blue with black spots on wings

Photographed this Common Blue today that has dark/black spots on wings, the wing veins also seem quite prominent. Looking through the Abs I can see no others like it. Taken @ Cranwich camp NWT reserve this afternoon. Very hot & butterfly would not fully open wings. Eric P1760285 Common Blue with...
by EricY
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: April 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 3635

Re: April 2017

Large White female in my Norfolk garden today & also my first Green-veined white + a couple of Peacocks. Eric
by EricY
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: March 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 2940

Re: March 2017

9th was sunny here in Norfolk & a lunchtime garden inspection produced one Peacock & one Small Tort + a Small white female. Eric
11p P1640195 Small White f 9.3.17.jpg
by EricY
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Northern Brown Argus
Topic: Northern Brown Argus - Favourite Photo 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Northern Brown Argus - Favourite Photo 2016

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NBA English race Bishop Middleham quarry
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NBA female Scottish race egg laying Burnmouth
Am I allowed to load both Scottish & English race/ saw both 1st week in July. Burnmouth Scotland & Bishop Middleham quarry England
by EricY
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Books, Articles, Videos, TV
Topic: Butterflies: a very British obsesion - repeats Jan 2nd
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Butterflies: a very British obsesion - repeats Jan 2nd

Repeats @ 6.50am January 2nd on BBC 2 ! Need to set the recorder I think if you want to see it again. Eric
by EricY
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: November 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1155

Re: November 2016

On Wednesday 23rd my car was parked in a sunny position @ Holme next the Sea Norfolk for a couple of hours while I visited the local reserve. On driving away I saw in my rearview mirror a Small Tort fluttering about in the rear window. I assume at some time it had found it's way into the car for hib...
by EricY
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Iain Cowe - BC Outstanding Volunteer award
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: Iain Cowe - BC Outstanding Volunteer award

Congratulations to Iain. He was very helpful to me this year with info on how to find the NBA @ Burnmouth when I contemplated driving a 200 mile round trip from our holiday in Durham especially to photograph the NBA. Info was spot on & found them in a short time, enabling me to keep the wife hap...
by EricY
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Protection of Elm Tree and White Letter Hairstreak colony
Replies: 63
Views: 3254

Re: Protection of Elm Tree and White Letter Hairstreak colon

Paul, did you see last nights (Wednesday 6th) Star newspaper good picture of protest last Saturday by 100 people & council are re-assessing & will not be removed until results are known. Eric
by EricY
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Protection of Elm Tree and White Letter Hairstreak colony
Replies: 63
Views: 3254

Re: Protection of Elm Tree and White Letter Hairstreak colon

Typical of the way befuddled counsel's do business these days. I have passed on a link to my daughter who lives in Sheffield & her in-laws & hope they will spread the message through their own contacts in the area. Eric
by EricY
Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Butterflies Nov Iberia cruise
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Butterflies Nov Iberia cruise

Many thanks for the ID's & comments. I was disappointed not to find more butterflies but did also see a Hummingbird Hawk-moth @ Cartagena that never stayed still enough for a photo + unidentified white bf that refused to present itself for a photo. Eric
by EricY
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Butterflies Nov Iberia cruise
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Butterflies Nov Iberia cruise

P1870429 upper side blue bf sht tails.jpg P1870418 underside blue bf sht tails.jpg P1870432 Painted Lady Cartagena.jpg P1870355 blue bf wi long tails.jpg 1a P1870052 Sthn spec wood.jpg 1a P1870052 Sthn spec wood.jpg Managed to find a few on our end of Nov cruise in Iberia. Lisbon botanic gardens ha...
by EricY
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Green-veined White
Topic: Green-veined White - Favourite Photo of 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 557

Re: Green-veined White - Favourite Photo of 2015

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GV white @ Dungeness end of May
I rotated this & cropped to eliminate the stick it was on. taken @ Dungeness end of May. Eric
by EricY
Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: November 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1952

Re: November 2015

Red admiral my gdn Dersingham Norfolk @ lunchtime today in sunny warmish conditions. On the Buddleia weyerana, every garden needs one of those for the Butterflies. Eric
by EricY
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: November 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1952

Re: November 2015

One very bright looking Red Admiral flying in very windy conditions around Holme dunes right on Norfolk coast this morning on the local branch NWT walk this morning. Eric
by EricY
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Best Places in Europe for Butterflies in November
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: Best Places in Europe for Butterflies in November

In early Nov 13 I found good number of Clouded Yellow (I/c Helice) & Bath White @ Cadiz, a few butterflies @ Cartagena & two tailed pasha + others I was not allowed time to see!! @ Gibraltar. Have another cruise last 2 wks Nov this year & hoping to see some more. Eric
by EricY
Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Brimstone
Topic: Brimstone - Favourite Photo of 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1057

Re: Brimstone - Favourite Photo of 2015

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fresh Brimstone 22nd august Norfolk
found this quite fresh Brimstone on August 22nd in Norfolk, wings still slightly crumpled. Eric
by EricY
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Foodplants and Gardening
Topic: Bee Orchid variant,id please.
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Bee Orchid variant,id please.

Hi again Alan, Anne & Simon Harrap's book on Orchids has illustrations of 6 named varieties, none look like this. A 7th very rare variety ( found in Dorset) is described "Var flavescens", apparently a less extreme version of the pale greenish one with a pale brown lip & a normal bu...
by EricY
Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: October 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3224

Re: October 2015

Hi Allan,
I am no expert but I think your wasp is Pimpla rufipies, looks exactly like one I found here last week. One of the many Ichneumon wasp family. Eric
by EricY
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: September 2015
Replies: 47
Views: 3599

Re: September 2015

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Small Heath mating pair Holme NWT Sat 12th
Mating pair Small Heath @ Holme NWT Saturday Sept 12th. 2nd brood I presume. Eric
by EricY
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Wall with 2 white spots in eyespot
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Wall with 2 white spots in eyespot

10b P1810695 Wall M 2 white spots in eyespot 13.8.15.jpg This morning in cloudy windy conditions @ Titchwell I photographed this male Wall with well developed egg shaped eyespot containing 2 white spots. I see from the species album others have found this before but I had not seen it. Is this an ab...

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