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by Pauline
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Kev Ling
Replies: 198
Views: 4683

Re: Kev Ling

That's a great selection of butterflies Kev. I've just been to the garden centre today and bought another couple of buddleia - if I get results like that I'll be well pleased :D
by Pauline
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Freeman
Replies: 2086
Views: 84331

Re: Neil Freeman

Somehow missed your last couple of posts Neil but some very nice moths there. My favourite however, unsurprisingly, is the Fox cubs :D Hope we'll see more of them.
by Pauline
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2694
Views: 60358

Re: Pauline

Cheers Pete! I tend to agree :) Thank you Maurice and Neil for help with ID's. Yesterday was a difficult day and with so little sleep I could hardly string a sentence together, let alone ID moths :roll: :lol: With the weather being as it is (chucking it down here with some thunder!! :( ) it seems a ...
by Pauline
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2694
Views: 60358

Re: Pauline

Come to think of it David, I don't think I've EVER seen one! Wow! :D I have been keeping my eyes open for 2nd brood Dukes but I'll be surprised if that happens given the extent of the predation of eggs and larva this year :( Thank you Goldie. I'll email you soon but it has been a bit manic here :rol...
by Pauline
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1428
Views: 27444

Re: Trevor

I am soooo pleased you eventually found your male Trevor :D I am sorry that Straits only delivered females for you last season so it was something of a relief to read your post :D
by Pauline
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2694
Views: 60358

Re: Pauline

Hi Janet, just like the Common Blue eggs, SSB eggs are tiny and can be very difficult to locate. Sometimes I even carry a hand lens with me! As for the Red Admiral eggs which were not laid on the leaf, I have circled the egg so that it is more obvious: P2080780bd.jpg Thanks Wurzel - there were loads...
by Pauline
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2694
Views: 60358

Re: Pauline

I was a little surprised today to see a Red Admiral egg-laying on nettle - not on the leaf which I had assumed was the norm, but choosing to lay on the seed heads or flowers (whatever they are :roll: :oops: ). Great camouflage though :) P2080780ad.jpg Whilst scrutinising the nettle patch for anythin...
by Pauline
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2694
Views: 60358

Re: Pauline

Cheers Wurzel. I am absolutely certain in the case of WLH that they are under-recorded as it can take a great deal of time and effort (and luck) to search out colonies not previously recorded (I am sure Paul H would agree). Some years ago there used to be Black Hairstreaks in Surrey. I was given det...
by Pauline
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2694
Views: 60358

Re: Pauline

Looking forward to reading that Mark :) I don't know how you know all this stuff Buggy but thank you! :D You do make me laugh Wurzel :lol: I've been called a lot of things but never that!! :lol: And yes, they do look similar, don't they? Well, this morning I spent some time briefly on Noar Hill tryi...
by Pauline
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2694
Views: 60358

Re: Pauline

Cheers Maurice - I appreciate that; saved me some precious time :D Fascinating Mike! :o I have read that link and shall be checking moths now as well as butterflies :roll: There is just so much collective knowledge on this site I am frequently astounded :D Having said that, if anyone knows what this...
by Pauline
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: essex buzzard
Replies: 1068
Views: 23416

Re: essex buzzard

Some stunning butterflies posted recently Mark. I have seen Cardinals on Guys diary but never appreciated just how big they are. That's a great shot of one with the Brimstone which gives context to it :D
by Pauline
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1726
Views: 33635

Re: millerd

Great shots from Durlston Dave - one of my favourite sites; You've captured that sunburst pattern perfectly :D A visit is long overdue.
by Pauline
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2694
Views: 60358

Re: Pauline

Thank you Goldie. I hope you see many butterflies this week in Kent - the forecast is saying 30 degrees!! :shock: Good to hear from you Jenks. Now, that is the sort of weekend I SHOULD be having :lol: Thank you too Peter. I thought I'd better take a quick break so you could catch your breath and rec...
by Pauline
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 114
Views: 1726

Re: Art Frames

Another set of splendid images Peter. I do so like the style of your photography and I'm already looking forward to your next post :D
by Pauline
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2694
Views: 60358

Re: Pauline

I can see exactly where you're coming from Mike - that was my first thought too. However, I think Buggy is right (thanks Paul) as having looked online at some photos of juvenile Dunnocks there is one almost exactly the same, right down to that little 'crest'. Cheers Wurzel, and thanks for taking the...
by Pauline
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Jack Harrison
Replies: 712
Views: 41887

Re: Jack Harrison

An interesting and nostalgic account Jack which I have enjoyed reading although it made me reflect on my own childhood which was very different.
by Pauline
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2694
Views: 60358

Re: Pauline

Cheers Buggy. Never mind PL, I'd love to see a few Clouded Yellow this year :) Yesterday I quickly checked out Oxenbourne for SSS. I have previously expressed concerns about this tiny colony which seems to be getting smaller each year. No sightings yet but it's still early days so I won't get too pe...
by Pauline
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2694
Views: 60358

Re: Pauline

You really do say some of the nicest things about my diary Neil :D Please do feel free to comment any time, as much as you like :wink: :lol: Seriously, I'm glad it's not just me that can find these moth variations a bit confusing. I'm tempted to put the trap out again tonight but the bee-keeper is c...
by Pauline
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Butterflysaurus rex
Replies: 663
Views: 20371

Re: Butterflysaurus rex

Wow!!! A phenomenal set of images James, especially the Hairstreaks :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D
by Pauline
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2694
Views: 60358

Re: Pauline

Thank you Maurice, Wurzel, Trevor, Martin and Andy for correcting my Garden Tiger moth ID. Don't know what I'd do without your help and guidance. Take that Dun-bar for example that Maurice and Andy kindly identified. I looked it up and there is such a huge amount of variation in the colours and tone...

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