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by Maximus
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Maximus
Replies: 966
Views: 24123

Re: Maximus

Thanks for your comments. Friday 27th October We recently spent a few days in Kent enjoying a family break. Apart from the Wednesday and Friday, which were sunny and warm, the weather was mainly grey and mild. On the Wednesday we were at Kingsdown for lunch with friends, after which we were gagging ...
by Maximus
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Hoggers
Replies: 1339
Views: 33694

Re: Hoggers

That's a beautiful caeroleopunctata you found, Hoggers :D
by Maximus
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 2074
Views: 40726

Re: millerd

That roosting Clouded Yellow certainly looks pristine, Dave :)

Mike
by Maximus
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Maximus
Replies: 966
Views: 24123

Re: Maximus

Thanks, Mark, Cathy was a still a bit disappointed to miss the first BH :( I agree with you about the relevance of habitat shots, Wurzel :) It's certainly butterfly heaven, David, and yes, those are blackthorn bushes. I must try to get there when the BH are still fresh, Dave :) Autumn Coppers Lookin...
by Maximus
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3165
Views: 144886

Re: Wurzel

Nice shots of the Brown Hairstreaks, Wurzel :D However, if queueing (as described in your blog) became the norm I would give up butterflying and take up stamp collecting :(

Mike
by Maximus
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Goldie M
Replies: 1905
Views: 39210

Re: Goldie M

It's nice to see that you've still got loads of lovely butterflies in your garden, Goldie :D and they certainly seem to like your Bowles Mauve. I like the Small Tort on the Elephant too :)

Mike
by Maximus
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Books, Articles, Videos, TV
Topic: Gardeners World - Butterflies
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Gardeners World - Butterflies

Don't know if anyone else saw this on BBC Gardeners World last night? A glimpse into Matthew and Sally Oats garden.

https://youtu.be/tkSmk7orzzA?t=1394
by Maximus
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: essex buzzard
Replies: 1254
Views: 27606

Re: essex buzzard

I'm glad you saw your Brown Hairstreak too, Mark.

Mike
by Maximus
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1710
Views: 36510

Re: Trevor

Very nice photos of the Wall Browns, Trevor, especially the mating pairs, not that I'm :mrgreen: :wink:

Mike
by Maximus
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Maximus
Replies: 966
Views: 24123

Re: Maximus

It’s been a little while since I last posted so apologies for the late replies. Thanks, Dave, it would certainly be worthwhile for you to pay a visit to Old Winchester Hill next year :D Cheers, Wurzel, it’s not always possible to do justice to Adonis Blues :? Cheers, David, yes the habitat there is ...
by Maximus
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1710
Views: 36510

Re: Trevor

Nice to see those stunning third brood Wall Browns, that you found on your first - and second visit :)

Mike
by Maximus
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Maximus
Replies: 966
Views: 24123

Re: Maximus

Thanks bugboy, a Dorset visit is the highlight of our year :D It’s a favourite of mine too, Wurzel :D for the Hummingbird Hawkmoth it was lucky mode, yet again :wink: Hi mark, we only saw a handful of Chalkhills on Bindon Hill, whereas there were dozens at Portland. Thanks James, it’s a great part o...
by Maximus
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: essex buzzard
Replies: 1254
Views: 27606

Re: essex buzzard

Nice to see that SPBF are doing well in Cornwall, Mark, and lovely shots of the second brood males and females.

Mike
by Maximus
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3165
Views: 144886

Re: Wurzel

When I saw the Silver-spotted Skipper I thought you were up to August, Wurzel :shock: :oops: :wink: but I guess they're early at Broughton this year :o Great third shot of the SSS :D

Mike
by Maximus
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 2074
Views: 40726

Re: millerd

you're certainly going through a bit of a purple patch, Dave :shock: :mrgreen: :wink:

Mike
by Maximus
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2816
Views: 93945

Re: Pauline

A beautiful set of butterfly/moth images, Pauline :D I recently said to Cathy, 'it's only seven months until spring' :lol: see you then.

Mike
by Maximus
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Maximus
Replies: 966
Views: 24123

Re: Maximus

I agree with that, Trevor,they give you the right run-around :roll:

I'd do a trade for your superb Qos :D :wink:

Mike
by Maximus
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1526
Views: 35079

Re: Bugboys mission

Nice one, bugboy, you made the effort and were rewarded with some great shots of the Qos :D :mrgreen:

My fingers are crossed with Wurzels that it's not a one-off :wink: :lol:
by Maximus
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2816
Views: 93945

Re: Pauline

There was nothing wrong with your photography back in the day, Pauline :wink: lovely shots :D

There is a chapter in Patrick Barkham's book, 'The Butterfly Isles', about the Chichester Qos sighting(s), amazing that you were there, Pauline :o :D

Mike
by Maximus
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Goldie M
Replies: 1905
Views: 39210

Re: Goldie M

That's a lovely and well marked Green Veined White you found in your garden, Goldie :D

Mike

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