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by Pauline
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: David M
Replies: 553
Views: 35909

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: 936
Views: 21557

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: 2782
Views: 62420

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: 2782
Views: 62420

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...
by Pauline
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1384
Views: 28862

Re: Bugboys mission

It's good to know so many Hairstreaks are still about - some nice shots Buggy :)
by Pauline
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2782
Views: 62420

Re: Pauline

I was pleased to see a Hummingbird Hawk moth in the garden yesterday. I didn't have time to get outside - just grabbed the camera and took a few record shots through glass:

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by Pauline
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2782
Views: 62420

Re: Pauline

Let us hope so David - it has been a pretty dismal August here so far. Mmmmmmm...... not sure about that Wurzel :lol: On balance I think I'd have been better off sticking with the painting when I look at the quality of the shots :lol: I swear there is no-one (that I know of) buried under the patio s...
by Pauline
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2782
Views: 62420

Re: Pauline

I'm a little concerned about the state of the Honeysuckle David and how difficult it was to find any larva (just like last year when after 3 or 4 visits I couldn't locate any). Numbers of WA have definitely been down the last few years at the Straits :( Thanks Goldie - I've tried just about everythi...
by Pauline
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Matsukaze
Replies: 82
Views: 4390

Re: Matsukaze

Well spotted! It clearly pays to remain observant at all times - mind you, I wouldn't have known what it was - or recognised the significance.
by Pauline
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1384
Views: 28862

Re: Bugboys mission

Superb sequence of Grayling egg-laying. Much more challenging and satisfying to achieve than a butterfly nicely posed. Well done Buggy :D :D
by Pauline
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Katrina
Replies: 576
Views: 14705

Re: Katrina

Hi Katrina

I'd hazard a guess that they are the larva of the Buff-tip moth. You've probably noticed I'm not great at moth ID's but think I've seen these cats before.
by Pauline
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2782
Views: 62420

Re: Pauline

Peter, Neil, Mark - thank you all so much for your very generous comments on the BH images. I appreciate you taking the time to look and comment regardless of whether it is complimentary - you must know by now that I also welcome constructive criticism. I shall try to follow the fortunes of those eg...
by Pauline
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2782
Views: 62420

Re: Pauline

Thanks Paul. I was really excited to witness that but as you might imagine I couldn't move anything - not that bit of grass, not the camera, in fact I hardly dared breathe! I am pleased with some of those shots - but a few could have been better. Thank you so much David. It would be interesting to k...
by Pauline
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2782
Views: 62420

Re: Pauline

Cheers Trevor - hope you got lucky where ever you ended up :D Today I saw for the very first time what I believe are Rufous Grasshoppers. Having read a bit about them I am looking forward to seeing their courtship display:

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by Pauline
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2782
Views: 62420

Re: Pauline

Thank you Dave. It is rare imo to see so many down at any one time egg-laying. It reminded me of when I found all those female SWF a couple of years back, all egg-laying around the same 2 trees for just one day. Perhaps it's just a coincidence, perhaps it's just because conditions were perfect, or p...
by Pauline
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2782
Views: 62420

Re: Pauline

Thank you for that ID Mike. It surprised me as I thought it was 2 different types of plants - they seemed very different. The first one had grown in that twisted manner (it wasn't broken at all) and the flowers seemed different .... but hey, what do I know about orchids :roll: They're being seen all...
by Pauline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Andy Brown
Replies: 228
Views: 6325

Re: Andy Brown

I can see why you're pleased A. - some nice detail there ... but OWH and no wind??? Good luck with that :lol: . Looking forward to more shots :D
by Pauline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2782
Views: 62420

Re: Pauline

On behalf of Wurzel and myself, thank you to Pete and Martin for your responses to our query - I am sure others will find that very informative too. Thank you Goldie - I shall keep trying for those close-up shots. I am doing my prescribed exercises and hopefully my leg will soon improve. This mornin...
by Pauline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Kev Ling
Replies: 208
Views: 5009

Re: Kev Ling

Those BH shots were worth waiting for Kev, especially the first one. Smashing! :D
by Pauline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1815
Views: 34722

Re: millerd

Lovely BH shots there Dave and a great selection of Peacocks earlier. This morning I failed to find any BH and the shot I took of a gorgeous Peacock just doesn't match up to yours!

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