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by Butterflysaurus rex
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Gary.N
Replies: 160
Views: 3976

Re: Gary.N

Great QOS sequence Gary! I’m pleased you made it over to enjoy the spectacle. Excellent reports and images from your transect too. I hope to join you up there next year.

Best wishes

James
by Butterflysaurus rex
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Goldie M
Replies: 1893
Views: 38094

Re: Goldie M

That’s a very smart Comma Goldie, the white comma really stands out from the dark underside. I think you might be in luck, there appears to be a window of decent weather this coming week.

Best wishes

James
by Butterflysaurus rex
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1701
Views: 35020

Re: Trevor

Glad to see you enjoying the last of this seasons butterflies Trevor. I think my season is pretty much over for this year. Overall it’s been great, see you out there again somewhere next year.

BW’s

James
by Butterflysaurus rex
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3139
Views: 142980

Re: Wurzel

A second brood Dingy is always a great find, seems they were widespread this year with a couple seen over here too. My shot was terrible compared to yours though! If feels a bit odd having autumn arrive on time this year, I’ve been getting used to summer lasting until the end of October. Cheers James
by Butterflysaurus rex
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Katrina
Replies: 629
Views: 18057

Re: Katrina

Very handsome Peacock there Katrina! Good to see you’re still finding some fresh butterflies. The weather has been a bit dodgy lately, seems autumn is on time this year.

ATB

James
by Butterflysaurus rex
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1512
Views: 33744

Re: Bugboys mission

Life goes on despite the weather, it’s often surprising what you can find in unpromising conditions. Good to see you succeeded against the odds. Great Copper shots on your previous post, I particularly like the closed wing photo.
by Butterflysaurus rex
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2807
Views: 191955

Re: Neil Hulme

Neil Hulme wrote:It's too early to report on yet, but I'm working on a Fritillaries for the Future project which will dwarf everything else I've ever been involved with.

That sounds very exciting indeed! I look forward to learning all about it when you’re ready to reveal the grand plan.

ATB

James
by Butterflysaurus rex
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Butterflysaurus rex
Replies: 733
Views: 23584

Re: Butterflysaurus rex

What a beautifully marked female Wall :D :mrgreen: That second Red Admiral shot is a cracker too - those red,evil eyes watching you :shock: :D Have a goodun Wurzel She was a cracking specimen Wurzel :D those red eyes you pointed out are one of the reasons I liked the shot from that angle. :wink: Gr...
by Butterflysaurus rex
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2807
Views: 191955

Re: Neil Hulme

If this turns out to be your last time (or not) I think it's safe to look back and say it's been a fantastically enjoyable and memorable year! Not least the time we spent as a group together at Abbots Wood - absolutely terrific! And what an exceptional year it's been for Purple and Brown Hairstreaks...
by Butterflysaurus rex
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 2070
Views: 39598

Re: millerd

Great stuff Dave, glad you made it over here for the Wall Browns, they are not easy especially when the weather is warm!

ATB

James
by Butterflysaurus rex
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Butterflysaurus rex
Replies: 733
Views: 23584

Re: Butterflysaurus rex

In Autumns pale light. I managed to pop out for a wonder on the downs close to home last Sunday afternoon where I hoped to find some fresh Commas and Red Admirals. It was quite warm with a weak sun failing to penetrate the thick haze, initially things looked rather bleak, a once great place for 3rd...
by Butterflysaurus rex
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Butterflysaurus rex
Replies: 733
Views: 23584

Re: Butterflysaurus rex

Very nice Coppers, James - as Wurzel says, they brighten the day! :) There are a few around at the moment - including a a handful at Mill Hill today. Dave Thanks very much Dave, as I just commented in your diary - I hope you caught up with some Wall Browns today. Yes indeed Small Coppers never fail...
by Butterflysaurus rex
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 2070
Views: 39598

Re: millerd

Any luck with the Wall Browns today Dave? It was a bit windy today but I saw a few not far from home.
by Butterflysaurus rex
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Butterflysaurus rex
Replies: 733
Views: 23584

Re: Butterflysaurus rex

Coppers are great aren't Rex, just as things are waning they pop up and brighten the day :D Fine couple their, especially the first which is really well marked :D Have a goodun Wurzel They certainly are Wurzel, Small Coppers Have been struggling down this way over the past few years, thankfully the...
by Butterflysaurus rex
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Butterflysaurus rex
Replies: 733
Views: 23584

Re: Butterflysaurus rex

Just caught up with your set of Walls, James. A lovely selection with a couple of cracking underside shots. :) It's a shame I couldn't get down there too - it sounds like a good time was had by all. :) Maybe Sunday... Dave Thank you Dave :D you should be fine for tomorrow if you're still thinking o...
by Butterflysaurus rex
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3139
Views: 142980

Re: Wurzel

"It was a strange affair; you’d queue, then take your shots and then join the back of the queue"


Ah yes queueing up for Brown Hairstreaks, I've spent many an hour doing that at Steyning. Only for it to fly off just when it was my turn! :roll:
by Butterflysaurus rex
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Butterflysaurus rex
Replies: 733
Views: 23584

Re: Butterflysaurus rex

Well done with the female Wall, James. I'll be back at H&O on Friday !. Glad that Bugboy had a worthwhile trip. All the best, Trevor. Thank you Trevor, I hope you have a good day tomorrow the weather looks very nice. Bugboy and I had a really enjoyable day. Plenty of butterflies about so it was...
by Butterflysaurus rex
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1512
Views: 33744

Re: Bugboys mission

I'm really pleased you had a good day over here Paul, Wall Browns can be hard work (especially in warm weather) but the challenge makes it all the more fun - well in my opinion anyway! I'm delighted you got that side shot you wanted - I didn't think it was over exposed. :D It was really nice of Bob ...
by Butterflysaurus rex
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pete Eeles
Replies: 1026
Views: 51276

Re: Pete Eeles

I would love to see these amazing early stages published in a reference book Pete. Your photography is first class and gives such a fascinating insight into the life cycle of our resident butterflies. If it ever happens I'll be one of the first in line to purchase a copy. It's wonderful to see this ...
by Butterflysaurus rex
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Gary.N
Replies: 160
Views: 3976

Re: Gary.N

Hi Gary, the long hours you put in on your transect have seriously paid off! Looks like you've had a great year, you have taken loads of terrific photos and with only a couple of days a week to do all this in! I've only ever seen about 3 Small Copper ab's so to find as many as you have during this y...

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