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Thanks Dave , yep, looks like the Coppers will be around for a week or two yet :) . I notice you had some more activity on your patch this morning. I was on my patch around the same time and had just one fleeting glance of a Speckled Wood. 17th October The Marshes Not much in the way of butterflies ...
- Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:00 pm
- Forum: Brown Hairstreak
- Topic: Brown Hairstreak - Favourite Photo of 2017
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A very noteworthy sighting Chris , well done! :D And Dave , I do believe that female on the Hogweed looks rather familiar, in fact she may well feature again just below :wink: My battle with the Bookham Brown Hairstreaks this year was rather enjoyable, a battle I eventually won by a 15 - 2 landslide...
- Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:44 pm
- Forum: Brown Argus
- Topic: Brown Argus - Favourite Photo of 2017
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I can't choose between these for for various reason: This female on Box Hill with an unusual brown fringe on the forewing Brown Argus female, Box Hill #6.JPG This male looking pretty on a Hawkbit clock Brown Argus male, Box Hill #1.JPG and this gorgeous first gen male I found whilst chasing Duke of ...
My best shot on your fungi would be Lycoperdon perlatum , assuming it was growing on the ground . The very similar L.pyriforme is found growing on rotten logs or stumps , neither having common names to my knowledge . Not related to the Fly Agaric , but to the Giant Puff-ball , L.gigantium , which c...
There was definitely enough sun in the afternoon Trevor , and given they were flying on Mill Hill in much cooler, greyer and breezier conditions I suspect the Shoreham gang have buggered off across the channel! Not sure if I'll be able to visit again this year, I'm very much dependant on good weathe...
RSCN7340.JPG Oh dear - it's a bit fuzzy! There are so many at a particular place I visit in the New Forest. But few came close to me! So this was taken at quite a distance with an ordinary camera. You need to follow Pete's link in his original post to submit pictures Catriona, this thread is just t...
Thanks Dave , I saw my last Small Copper in this very meadow last year on 2nd November so if it stays warm we definitely have a few weeks left yet! Sorry about that David , if its any consolation I am having to travel to find them myself :? Thanks Wurzel , they are little autumnal jewels aren't they...
Thank you everyone. It was a lovely insect that Holly Blue, and though a few third brood individuals appear every year round here, that didn't make it any less special. :) Friday 13th October : another grey and breezy day today unfortunately as it was entirely warm enough to tempt the butterflies o...
- Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:39 pm
- Forum: Sightings
- Topic: Big Butterfly Count 2017 - Main Results
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David M wrote:...
Hedge Browns coming first is a surprise, ...
No surprise for me, combining my two transects and comparing them to last year I had somewhere in the region of a 600% increase. Only Speckled Wood pipped them to the post but then they have a VERY long flight period!
- Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:43 pm
- Forum: Adonis Blue
- Topic: Adonis Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017
- Replies: 8
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I had pretty good encounters with these during both generations. After looking at the photographs I got this year I've decided that the best weather to photograph the males is bright overcast conditions, they positively glow in that light. I also managed to add this species to my 'in-cop' collection...
- Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:30 pm
- Forum: Brimstone
- Topic: Brimstone - Favourite Photo of 2017
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Brimstones were for me a bit of a rarity this year. Spring numbers were significantly lower than previous years and, despite my regular day trips over south east England, I only managed two fresh summer animals. Anyway this is my best attempt at an open wing shot. Brimstone male, Hutchinson's Bank #...
- Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:20 pm
- Forum: Black Hairstreak
- Topic: Black Hairstreak - Favourite Photo of 2017
- Replies: 6
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As we all know Black Hairstreaks emerged rather early this year and I got a tip off when the first ones were seen at Monks Wood not long before I was due to go off on my travels. The day before I flew out to Ireland I met up with PhiliB and over the day probably saw close double figures, although in...