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by Pauline
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2816
Views: 76501

Re: Pauline

Well, it is that time of the year again and it is with much regret that I must say my goodbyes until next season :( . I'd like to thank everyone who has taken an interest in my diary, whether this has been just to enjoy the images or perhaps taking the time to comment or give advice. It has been a d...
by Pauline
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2816
Views: 76501

Re: Pauline

Is that a gentle hint David? :wink: :lol: A few more images from home. There have been some lovely Commas visiting and the first of the Small White eggs hatched yesterday. Having seen Pete's jaw-dropping images I am almost embarrassed to post these but they are the best I could achieve: P2110589ad.j...
by Pauline
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1990
Views: 38160

Re: millerd

I am pleased you managed to see the Queens Dave and now have some lovely images to treasure :D . I hope we get to see a few more migrants before the season is finally over.
by Pauline
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Freeman
Replies: 2191
Views: 88967

Re: Neil Freeman

I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your reports from Cornwall Neil (can I come next time? :wink: :lol: ) and seeing your lovely photos. Looking forward to the Dorset ones :D
by Pauline
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2816
Views: 76501

Re: Pauline

Thank you all so much for your very kind and generous comments, and your support regarding April has been much appreciated. As David intimated, once signs of illness are detected in birds it is generally too late to take any meaningful action. The fact that April is still here one week later is enco...
by Pauline
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Butterflysaurus rex
Replies: 733
Views: 22904

Re: Butterflysaurus rex

That's one stunning butterfly James - well spotted :D
by Pauline
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2816
Views: 76501

Re: Pauline

Thank you Goldie. I have emailed you with fuller explanation. You are absolutely right of course David. Being a prey animal they are masters when it comes to hiding any early signs of illness - even from observant owners. She is still with us albeit very weak - some sort of blockage came away on Tue...
by Pauline
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Katrina
Replies: 623
Views: 17098

Re: Katrina

Smashing images there Katrina. Great shots of the underside which I personally think are more attractive. Wish I could have joined you.
by Pauline
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1478
Views: 32143

Re: Bugboys mission

It's lovely to see your shots of QoS Paul. It brought back the memories of when they turned up at Chichester some years ago (a mating pair!). I can still remember the excitement and will be eternally grateful to Richard Roebuck who supplied me with a spare battery when mine expired. Really pleased y...
by Pauline
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2816
Views: 76501

Re: Pauline

Thank you for the compliments Dave - very much appreciated. I need some cheering up right now. Cheers Wurzel for the comment and ID. With Ashley on board I am confident that the right actions will be carried out at Oxenbourne - the big question is, will it be in time??????? Thank you Mike - for one ...
by Pauline
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pete Eeles
Replies: 1026
Views: 50745

Re: Pete Eeles

I've just seen your images on the egg hatching Pete. The detail is stunning. I really don't think you can improve on that!
by Pauline
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: essex buzzard
Replies: 1216
Views: 26064

Re: essex buzzard

Great landscape shots as usual Mark but I do like that Lulworth with the path in the background - reminiscent of the ones Guy and William sometimes take and which I've tried (unsuccessfully) in the past to achieve :mrgreen:
by Pauline
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1478
Views: 32143

Re: Bugboys mission

A friend had just called to tell me she'd seen and photographed a Hornet dismembering and eating a large fresh Red Admiral - in a garden centre - when I saw your shots Buggy. I've had them in the garden before (a nest :roll: ) and it's amazing how quick they can demolish apples off the tree too. You...
by Pauline
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2816
Views: 76501

Re: Pauline

Thank you David but much credit to Ashley for finding such a lovely specimen. I should have mentioned that I took the opportunity to check up on many of the BH eggs I watched being laid previously. Many of them have already been predated including the 4 laid together by the same female :( Today I on...
by Pauline
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Freeman
Replies: 2191
Views: 88967

Re: Neil Freeman

Hi Neil

Apologies for the late comment but just wanted to say that I love those shots of the Canary-shouldered Thorn. I had one in the trap last year but I really need another shot at getting images as good as yours :mrgreen: Burying beetles just don't do it for me! :(
by Pauline
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2816
Views: 76501

Re: Pauline

Cheers Buggy. Now I know you didn't say this explicitly but I've been moaning about this situation for 3 years now so I thought it was time I got up off my backside and found out what was happening. Well, I didn't get off my backside as such but I did make a few phone calls to try to establish owner...
by Pauline
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: David M
Replies: 508
Views: 38054

Re: David M

Some nice shots there of BH David - at this point in the season I'd class that as a good result. I'll still be looking and I'll be happy with worn and ragged if I find any.
by Pauline
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Maximus
Replies: 963
Views: 22959

Re: Maximus

I understand now why I haven't seen you both all season - you've been exploring further afield and some great shots too :D
by Pauline
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2816
Views: 76501

Re: Pauline

Cheers Trevor - when I'm out with butterfly folk I'm always in good company :D Thank you David - it would certainly be good to see a few more migrants. Looking at some diaries Goldie it might seem like they're really easy to find but ........ there are never any guarantees and repeat visits are some...
by Pauline
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2816
Views: 76501

Re: Pauline

Today, in between showers, I decided to check on all those Small Copper eggs I saw being laid on 6 August. I must have watched at least a dozen eggs being laid in total but sadly could only find 2 larva: P2100882ad.jpg I am not sure whether that is a discarded skin or a half eaten larva beside the S...

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