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by NickB
Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: October 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3140

Re: October 2015

Hopefully, Jack's Peacocks will be tucked-up, full of nectar waiting to greet him in the spring again....
Over here, grey and damp. A few days ago, single RA, Sp Wood and Small White; been a good end of the season for the Small White, as they were visibly absent earlier.
by NickB
Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: PE - how to get double purple wing?
Replies: 19
Views: 886

Re: PE - how to get double purple wing?

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Black version of this abs from 2011....
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Again, Fermyn is THE place to go

Neil before your God.....
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by NickB
Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Box Brownie
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Re: Box Brownie

For those who didn't use film cameras, just imagine how many rolls of film you would use on a shoot if you banged-away as you can with digital equipment! For that reason, you used to be very careful with each shot; not that, most of the time, you ended-up with in-focus and sharp pictures......most ...
by NickB
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Box Brownie
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Re: Box Brownie

....or I could lend you this, if you wanted an upgrade, Jack!
An Eastman Kodak
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by NickB
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Box Brownie
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Re: Box Brownie

For those who didn't use film cameras, just imagine how many rolls of film you would use on a shoot if you banged-away as you can with digital equipment! For that reason, you used to be very careful with each shot; not that, most of the time, you ended-up with in-focus and sharp pictures......most o...
by NickB
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Box Brownie
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Re: Box Brownie

Missed the original post, Jack.
If you want to replace yours, I guess I could lend you mine....... :mrgreen:

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by NickB
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Bawsey Pits Norfolk
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Bawsey Pits Norfolk

Jack My son has just moved to a job in local government as a Conservation Officer. He finds that there is NO budget for him to use, as it is all "outsourced" to contractors (who are ******** useless) as profit is their first concern, not conservation. He is expected to raise other funds th...
by NickB
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August 2014
Replies: 82
Views: 3771

Re: August 2014

Carlisle 2nd - 4th August Indoors in guest house, two Tortoiseshells hibernating. Jack Yes - Majority of Small Tortoiseshell seem to have withdrawn into hibernation, though I have seen a few caterpillar webs in the last week. Our Recorder is going to look at what the data says about hibernation &qu...
by NickB
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August 2014
Replies: 82
Views: 3771

Re: August 2014

And especially for PhilB and Rogerdodge, who I know just love butterflies on garden plants....
...here's one I took today....
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by NickB
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August 2014
Replies: 82
Views: 3771

Re: August 2014

Second broods are certainly providing the interest at the moment, now that Brown Hairstreak have emerged and Clouded Yellow made their appearance. More migrants to come? .
2n brood Brown Argus today....
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and Common Blue female....
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by NickB
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2014
Replies: 180
Views: 6519

Re: June 2014

Nick That female Black Hairstreak is fabulous. She seems to be using a hind foot to help pull the thing out. Lovely stuff Nice to hear from you, Roger! It was a privilege to watch her. We saw 2 females that lead us a merry dance as they crawled through the blackthorn testing for the exact right pla...
by NickB
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2014
Replies: 180
Views: 6519

Re: June 2014

Out yesterday with PhilB; a quick trip to Bedford Purleius revealed a couple of early Silver-washed, lots of Ringlet, Speckled Wood and Meadow Brown with a few Large Skipper and a fresh Comma. Later at Monk's Wood, our first 2 White Admiral, a couple of Red Admiral and Comma, a few Ringlet, Meadow B...
by NickB
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2014
Replies: 180
Views: 6519

Re: June 2014

What a season - it's all happening at once. SWT, WLH and now Large Blue - how early is this season...?
by NickB
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2014
Replies: 180
Views: 6519

Re: June 2014

Met Jason at Monk's Wood with PhilB today; saw plenty - up in the bushes - but eventually were rewarded with a good photo opportunity; unfortunately Jason has gone by then....
by NickB
Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2014
Replies: 180
Views: 6519

Re: June 2014

Rosalyn wrote:Bill (Willrow) would this be the rare and elusive Norfolk Hawker? Could this, along with the Swallowtail, ever tempt you to venture east?
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Ah, good - you got a picture of the brown one! Norfolk Hawker goes down on the tick-list..... :-)
by NickB
Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2014
Replies: 180
Views: 6519

Re: June 2014

Strumpshaw with Roasalyn and Phil yesterday; more photographers than butterflies flocking to the good doctor's garden! We went looking for Swallowtails elsewhere; 10+ seen. including this one on the field next door and a female on the Resrve. Lots of fresh Small Tortoiseshell, with Painted Lady, Pea...
by NickB
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2014
Replies: 180
Views: 6519

Re: June 2014

Restricted to my local patch, I still can't get enough of female Common Blue (and I got a new toy - Nikkor 105mm macro - to play with).... :-)
by NickB
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: gorganus or britannicus?
Replies: 32
Views: 818

Re: gorganus or britannicus?

I'm not sure if there's ever been a confirmed sighting of britannicus outside of the Norfolk broads. But, I quote from the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership Scheme (http://www.cambsacre.org.uk/downloads/owlp_scheme_summary_mar_2014_140320080933.pdf ) "New fenland habitats are being created to ...
by NickB
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: gorganus or britannicus?
Replies: 32
Views: 818

Re: gorganus or britannicus?

I think location will be the initial and primary indicator of whether a Swallowtail is gorganus or britannicus , and we'd have to see gorganus sightings coming from Norfolk before we'd need to take a closer look. Cheers, - Pete Last year we had reports of Swallowtail from Essex; id from photos was ...
by NickB
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: gorganus or britannicus?
Replies: 32
Views: 818

Re: gorganus or britannicus?

I think location will be the initial and primary indicator of whether a Swallowtail is gorganus or britannicus , and we'd have to see gorganus sightings coming from Norfolk before we'd need to take a closer look. Cheers, - Pete Last year we had reports of Swallowtail from Essex; id from photos was ...

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