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by Pauline
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2632
Views: 58213

Re: Pauline

Thank you so much Goldie. I'm afraid all my recent shots have been very rushed. I have managed to stretch the 2-hourly feeds out to 2.5 hours. Might not sound like much but that extra 30 mins gives me a lot more flexibility in where I can get to and today I opted for another visit to the WLH. There ...
by Pauline
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2632
Views: 58213

Re: Pauline

Fingers crossed David! I'll be in touch about the Hoglets by email Goldie - thanks for your interest. A 3rd PH emerged today but not a cat in hell's chance of seeing that happening. Only just managed to grab a few shots before she took off - yes, a second female to join the original male: P2060565ad...
by Pauline
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Janet Turnbull
Replies: 120
Views: 1346

Re: Janet Turnbull

I agree with tho others Janet. Lovely images of gorgeous butterflies - very cheering on this overcast day :D
by Pauline
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Tony Moore
Replies: 91
Views: 1960

Re: Tony Moore

Tony Moore wrote:Cardiac arrest in the Alps is OK, but I still hanker after being shot in bed by a jealous husband :lol: :lol: :lol:


Keep up the banter guys - it's putting a smile on my face :D Loving your sense of humour.
by Pauline
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2632
Views: 58213

Re: Pauline

I saw your photo Goldie - great! Keep putting out the food. It has just occurred to me that some folk might think I am feeding them with milk - NEVER do that. This is a special formula. Cat and dog food (meat, not fish), is good and they seem to enjoy the dried cat food - cheaper than standard hedge...
by Pauline
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1678
Views: 32315

Re: millerd

millerd wrote:One day we'll meet, Pauline - our territories do definitely overlap a bit so it's bound to happen one day. Second brood Wood Whites in August?


You're on Dave! I'll put the date in my diary :wink: :lol:
by Pauline
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2632
Views: 58213

Re: Pauline

Seems it's not just the outside butterflies I'm missing out on, but the home variety too. This morning I found 2 more of my Commas ready to go (from eggs on my little Elm) and if things carry on like this much longer, chances are I shall also miss my Holly Blue emerging - the pupa looks like a skull...
by Pauline
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2632
Views: 58213

Re: Pauline

Thanks Wurzel. If you look at Alan Thornbury's web site, a description of Browndown can be found under Hampshire sites and on there is a link to the Lee-on-solent residents web site which includes a chart of opening times. That's what I look at anyway. I've never seen one quite so blue David and wit...
by Pauline
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2632
Views: 58213

Re: Pauline

No, I don't think it's your imagination Goldie - some species seem to be ridiculously early. Thank you for the compliment. Cheers Wurzel, appreciate the ID (need all the help I can get with moths!). There's always Browndown y'know which is where I would be under different circumstances - and you've ...
by Pauline
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1678
Views: 32315

Re: millerd

It might not be first hand but seeing your lovely images of PE is the next best thing Dave :D What a pity we didn't get a chance to meet at BB :(
by Pauline
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1386
Views: 25912

Re: Trevor

Lovely images again Trevor :mrgreen: Can you please send one or two this way - preferably to the Oaks in my garden as I'm not getting much further than that at the moment :lol:
by Pauline
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: David M
Replies: 543
Views: 34502

Re: David M

My turn now to dish out the :mrgreen: The High Brown is another butterfly I'll probably never see but what an attractive underside it has - and you show that off well despite 'something being in the way' :D . Sounds like a great day :D
by Pauline
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2632
Views: 58213

Re: Pauline

P2060322ad.jpg It seems ages ago now when I expressed some concern to Pete that my PH might emerge too early. 2 of the pupa had darkened to almost black and I assumed emergence was imminent. Not so! Like the Green Hairstreaks before them, they hung on, proving Pete right when he predicted they woul...
by Pauline
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2632
Views: 58213

Re: Pauline

Desperately trying to stay awake for another feed and managing somehow on 5hrs sleep a few shots from recently:

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by Pauline
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: MikeOxon
Replies: 782
Views: 21719

Re: MikeOxon

Great shot of the Black Hairstreak Mike - as you say, not easy to photograph but a butterfly I would love to visit a second time :D
by Pauline
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2632
Views: 58213

Re: Pauline

Thank you Goldie - that was a smashing day, wasn't it? Cheers Wurzel - it's a butterfly that I think is much under-recorded, but how many folk have time to stand and stare up at Elm trees in the PE season??!!! (Actually, I know a couple :roll: :lol: ). ... and at times David, when I hear folk planni...
by Pauline
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2632
Views: 58213

Re: Pauline

Perhaps it's precisely because the colony at Wrecclesham has been so well established for years that it is able to hang on David but I guess time will tell. I couldn't resist another look at the WLH before the PE season gets into full swing so a few shots from yesterday: P2050925ad.jpg P2050970ad.jp...
by Pauline
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1386
Views: 25912

Re: Trevor

Brilliant images Trevor :mrgreen: You must be thrilled with those :D Perhaps a return visit is long overdue for me!
by Pauline
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2632
Views: 58213

Re: Pauline

I was pretty sure it was Essex David (sex brand, antennae) but it was the timing that threw me and caused me to doubt myself. Cheers for the confirmation Dave and the compliment. Much appreciated. Thank you too Phil for recent information and ID of the Lackey moth larva which I should really know bu...
by Pauline
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: essex buzzard
Replies: 1052
Views: 22786

Re: essex buzzard

I do enjoy your diary Mark and apologise for the late and infrequent comments. I thought those shots of the Turtle Doves were stunning but it made me realise that I haven't seen them in my garden this year yet which is a shame :( . Your post of 5 June was very nostaglic and like Neil said very poeti...

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