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by essexbuzzard
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: essex buzzard
Replies: 1256
Views: 27959

Re: essex buzzard

Like many from Wales, across the midlands to East Anglia, we had several inches of the white stuff today, creating a white winter wonderland! :)
by essexbuzzard
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Freeman
Replies: 2228
Views: 92621

Re: Neil Freeman

Yes, I think many of us can expect a bit of the white stuff tonight and tomorrow. No moths this weekend!
by essexbuzzard
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: philm63
Replies: 171
Views: 5613

Re: philm63

Yes, the last one in your meadow brown sequence in definitely a gatekeeper, of hedge brown. I think your speckled woods will be ok if, as you say, the maintenance is not to intensive, as they prefer lush grass for the eggs and caterpillars.
by essexbuzzard
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 197663

Re: Neil Hulme

Wow, that sure is impressive stuff Neil. The cost for all that work must have been considerable. Bus, so long as the branch can afford it, I can think of nowhere the money would be better spent. I hope it continues to be successful, as , after all the hard work down there, it is richly deserved, I’m...
by essexbuzzard
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: essex buzzard
Replies: 1256
Views: 27959

Re: essex buzzard

Thanks, Bugboy. I agree, Epping forest should be suitable. Thorndon Country Park, near Brentwood, is proving most reliable at the moment, with more there again this weekend. Hatfield forest has been good, too, though I don’t know how easy it is for you to get there. Thanks Phil. Don’t give up,there ...
by essexbuzzard
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: philm63
Replies: 171
Views: 5613

Re: philm63

Agreed. These days, a good Wall site nearby should be cherished.
by essexbuzzard
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3172
Views: 150056

Re: Wurzel

So now you know, Wurzel, where Cornwall throws all its rubbish weather as well! :lol:
by essexbuzzard
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: essex buzzard
Replies: 1256
Views: 27959

Re: essex buzzard

The Hawfinch is now a very scarce, perhaps even rare, British breeding bird, and has probably been lost as an Essex breeder, with just a handful of winter sightings in recent years. But this autumn there has been a perhaps once in a lifetime event- a big hawfinch invasion. Following sightings on the...
by essexbuzzard
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Goldie M
Replies: 1905
Views: 39715

Re: Goldie M

Hi Goldie, unlike Purple Hairstreak, which peak in activity in the evenings, Brown Hairstreaks are Britains laziest butterflies, and are usually inactive after 3pm, even on warm days!
by essexbuzzard
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 197663

Re: Neil Hulme

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . That's all.
by essexbuzzard
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: November 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 1581

Re: November 2017

Am I right in suggesting that she is able to lay those eggs so close together because the survival rate at this time of year is very low? The temperature at the base of that wall says it all.
by essexbuzzard
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Field Trips and Events
Topic: Winter social 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1223

Re: Winter social 2017

It's Esther. Call her Kentish buzzard! We look a right bunch of toe rags- apart from Susie of course :lol: Great to see everyone today :D .
by essexbuzzard
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Field Trips and Events
Topic: Winter social 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1223

Re: Winter social 2017

Yes, twelve o'clock onwards other years. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. Be there, or be square! :D
by essexbuzzard
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: essex buzzard
Replies: 1256
Views: 27959

Re: essex buzzard

Hi Andrew, yes a walk in Epping Forest or, no doubt, other forests in our country, is one of November s greatest pleasures, especially if it is sunny, as autumn reaches it's final peak. Thanks Wurzel and David. Yes, I think a few frosts have finished things off. Although I saw a Red Admiral last wee...
by essexbuzzard
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3087
Views: 94862

Re: Padfield

Wow, great pictures of the alpine accentors. Dream bird for the rest of us! Unlike CC, I rather like this time of year-when the sun shines. The autumn leaf colours against the blue sky. There have been several such days so far this month, and any sunshine in November makes the winter that bit shorte...
by essexbuzzard
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1711
Views: 37668

Re: Trevor

I would walk over hot coals to get a Purple Hairstreak picture like that! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: and :mrgreen:
by essexbuzzard
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1711
Views: 37668

Re: Trevor

Wow, a fresh Meadow Brown in November is staggering! It certainly trumps my October sighting!
by essexbuzzard
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1529
Views: 36010

Re: Bugboys mission

Well I'm glad you finally got lucky! The low November sunshine is very weak, as we are only a few weeks away from the shortest day. So any kind of high cloud means nothing gets through.
by essexbuzzard
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: essex buzzard
Replies: 1256
Views: 27959

Re: essex buzzard

So there you have it. A November diary page, packed with butterflies. Now I wasn't expecting that! :D :D :D With more glorious sunshine on Sunday, it was time for a walk in Epping Forest. The autumn colours, the blue sky and the sunshine made for a most enjoyable walk. P1670637.JPG P1670651.JPG This...
by essexbuzzard
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: essex buzzard
Replies: 1256
Views: 27959

Re: essex buzzard

But the day belonged to the Small Coppers. Most were found in the moat area and were highly variable in terms of wear. Here is a very worm adult. P1670515.JPG This Copper had probably had a dangerous encounter with a bird. P1670517.JPG Some were in reasonable condition. P1670522.JPG And this female ...

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