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by bugboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1740
Views: 40445

Re: Trevor

Nice one Trevor, not long to wait until they're all over the place again :)
by bugboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Overall Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Overall Favourite Photo of 2017

Well it was definitely a long year for me with countless memorable moments. Should it be the Large Tortoiseshell I came across at the beginning of the year or the QoS at the end? I went to get to Scotland, Ireland and Wales (just) in my travels last year so perhaps one of those encounters would make...
by bugboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Wood White
Topic: Wood White – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Wood White – Favourite Photo of 2017

The first of my 2017 lifers, I finally managed to get to Chiddingfold Wood with the help of Susie to find them during their first brood Wood White, Chiddingfold Wood.JPG and I managed to find a few courting couples and see the bizarre ritual which I'd hoped to watch :) Wood White's courting, Chiddin...
by bugboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vagrant – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Vagrant – Favourite Photo of 2017

Well I going have a stab and suggest this thread may have a fair few QoS images soon, so here's a couple of my favourites from a memorable few hours in a field in the middle of nowhere :D
Queen of Spain Fritillary male, Piddinghoe #58.JPG

Queen of Spain Fritillary male, Piddinghoe #84.JPG
by bugboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Butterfly classification
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Butterfly classification

I just wish the chart on the right wasn't so low resolution, it would help me get my head around who's who's cousins! Here you go Paul. http://www.cell.com/cms/attachment/2119012324/2087983699/gr1_lrg.jpg Thanks James. I can see that the Owls and Morpho's are now part of Satyrinae subfamily which I...
by bugboy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Conservation
Topic: ELM TREK - a five year mission.
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: ELM TREK - a five year mission.

Yes, great stuff James. I remember you telling me about this up on High and Over last year. After I found and reported a WLH egg a month or two ago at work my Horticulture dept. have been very eager to aid them and have recently purchased a Disease resistant Elm (as recommended by Jamie) to plant on...
by bugboy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: February 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: February 2018

A couple of Red Admiral seen at Tottenham Marshes this afternoon, first butterflies of the year. Both saw me before I saw them so no photos sadly.
by bugboy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: essex buzzard
Replies: 1303
Views: 29327

Re: essex buzzard

Great shots Essex, I've been practicing my Wader ID skills down your way this winter on Two Tree Island. I have many many shots similar to yours now :)
by bugboy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Butterfly classification
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Butterfly classification

Although a lot of the more detailed terminology goes flying over my head like a Painted Lady heading south, I do find this kind of stuff interesting. I just wish the chart on the right wasn't so low resolution, it would help me get my head around who's who's cousins!
by bugboy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: A Beginner - Identification
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: A Beginner - Identification

I'd agree with everything Guy said as well. My first instinct was a Small White too.
by bugboy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3125
Views: 98645

Re: Padfield

Only weeks to go before we start seeing similar sights (minus the snow) round here :)
by bugboy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Sites
Topic: Info needed - Bentley Wood, Hampshire
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Info needed - Bentley Wood, Hampshire

Two years ago I bumped into Neil Hulme there and between us we didn't get a sniff of a Marsh Frit.
by bugboy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: White-letter Hairstreak
Topic: White-letter Hairstreak – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: White-letter Hairstreak – Favourite Photo of 2017

Now that Bugboy would be my idea of heaven. What a sight that would have been...tremendous!! Maybe this year. :) Thanks Iain, it was/is a wonderful sight, and seems to be a regular event so I consider myself very lucky to have a site close by where they come down in good numbers. Fingers crossed th...
by bugboy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: White-letter Hairstreak
Topic: White-letter Hairstreak – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: White-letter Hairstreak – Favourite Photo of 2017

Yet again my Essex site came up trumps for this species in 2017. These images were all taken on the best of a few visits when somewhere between 40 & 50 were flying around brambles. If anything there were almost too many, you'd just close in on one perfectly posed when another one you hadn't noti...
by bugboy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: White Admiral
Topic: White Admiral – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 121

Re: White Admiral – Favourite Photo of 2017

Well I didn't find a pupae but last year I did come across my first final instar larvae in all it's resplendent spiky green livery White Admiral larvae 5th instar, Bookham Commons.JPG They had a good showing at Bookham when they emerged too, a week or two early like so many species last year White A...
by bugboy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Wall
Topic: Wall – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: Wall – Favourite Photo of 2017

I saw these on three sites last year but my fav Wall shot for me is this underside from High and over in Sussex whilst in the company of B'rex . I've been after a good underside shot, showing the intricate camouflage detail for a while now, so when this one posed perfectly for me and I managed to ge...
by bugboy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Janet Turnbull
Replies: 215
Views: 5103

Re: Janet Turnbull

Looks like it's Long-tailed Tit season at the moment!
by bugboy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1572
Views: 38513

Re: Bugboys mission

Yes although I've never visited Godie , I'm familiar with Martin Mere. All the WWT reserves are worth visiting if you happen to be near them since they all attract their own specialties Thanks Wurzel and Neil , I thought I'd make 'Boomer' easy :lol: to spot by making sure it was in the center of the...
by bugboy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2129

Re: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018

Bookham 6/2/18 a day wandering Bookham Commons gave me the chance to check on the 4 eggs I've been keeping an eye on, all still eggs and not looking like they're going to hatch anytime soon (which given the current forecast is probably wise!) This single egg is now at least 59 days old IMG_0071.JPG...
by bugboy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Speckled Wood
Topic: Speckled Wood – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: Speckled Wood – Favourite Photo of 2017

It's more of a favourite encounter rather than a specific image. Here's an abridged selection from the pupae I found around this time last year at work which I kept in my fridge at home until it was time to allow it to develop :) Speckled Wood pupae 16.3.17.jpg Speckled Wood pupae 22.3.17.JPG Speckl...

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