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by bugboy
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1384
Views: 28862

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks Dave and David, I'm glad they've finally started to emerge here, I saw the first second brood male here back on the 23rd July, almost a month ago! 22nd August, Bookham I was looking forward to my day off this week, there was an alleged brief return to summer with blue sky and temperatures in ...
by bugboy
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Katrina
Replies: 576
Views: 14705

Re: Katrina

Small Whites Katrina :)
by bugboy
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3008
Views: 86994

Re: Padfield

Lovely stuff Guy, I think there's about 5 Lestes species on the British list now!
by bugboy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1815
Views: 34722

Re: millerd

You found more females than I did too, the clouds seem to have quietened things down a bit after you left. Forgot to mention I bumped into MrSp0ck on the hillside too!
by bugboy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1815
Views: 34722

Re: millerd

You certainly got a better range of species, I only saw one Argus and one Common Blue. Then again I was focusing my attentions on the Adonis :D
by bugboy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1384
Views: 28862

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks Pauline and Dave , yes still worth a visit for a week or so yet I think :) 20th August, Denbies Jewels After a lie in and catching up on a few essential chores I managed a few hours down on Denbies hoping the Adonis had started emerging properly. Arriving at around 2, I had the usual Denbies ...
by bugboy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2782
Views: 62420

Re: Pauline

Nice SSS pictures but I do hope something is done about the habitat there. It's not that difficult to get it right, a bit of controlled grazing :?
by bugboy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: David M
Replies: 553
Views: 35909

Re: David M

Good result with the Hairstreaks. Yes this summer has pretty much crashed hasn't it, however I was out today and I was seeing signs of a late summer flourish, if only the weather would get back on track!
by bugboy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1815
Views: 34722

Re: millerd

Those are better upperside shots than anything I've ever managed Dave and glad you used my observations to find your own egg laying female :)
by bugboy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1498
Views: 28704

Re: Trevor

Fingers crossed for an Indian summer and all this rain will be but a distant memory :)
by bugboy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Janet Turnbull
Replies: 188
Views: 2602

Re: Janet Turnbull

Just catching up with your diary, well done with the Hairstreaks :)
by bugboy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2724
Views: 182924

Re: Neil Hulme

That's a peach of an ab. you found there Neil :)
by bugboy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1384
Views: 28862

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks Dave , I did actually notice the red spots when I photographed that Chalkhill but then forgot to mention it in my post :roll: I got lucky with that Hawkmoth I think, there were two who more often than not saw me way before I saw them, took me ages to get up close to a settled one! Thanks Katr...
by bugboy
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1384
Views: 28862

Re: Bugboys mission

18th August, Down South I got up early enough to make a trip to the south coast worthwhile today. The year’s first visit to Newhaven tide mills after Clouded Yellows mainly but also on the outside chance anything else had decided to hop over the channel. As it turned out I had under estimated the s...
by bugboy
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1384
Views: 28862

Re: Bugboys mission

Thank you for all the comments everyone but I can't take all the credit, she was a very well behaved butterfly :). Next time I might try for a proper close up, they really are easy to get close to when egg laying. Away from the excellent butterfly shots , I think your fungi is Coltricia perennis . E...
by bugboy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1384
Views: 28862

Re: Bugboys mission

Not sure how I missed you, either, Buggy! I was there between two and four, but it is quite a big area so it is possible we weren't that near each other. (I was around the area centred on SU972652.) Your shots of the egg-laying are just excellent, and it's amazing that the butterfly is clearly comp...
by bugboy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1384
Views: 28862

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks Wurzel , I reckon we have a couple more weeks of them yet :) 16th August, Chobham Common The original plan for the day was a trip down to Newhaven Tidemills but an unintentional lie in scuppered that idea so the backup plan was used. I’d intended another visit to Chobham anyway for a couple o...
by bugboy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1815
Views: 34722

Re: millerd

I wonder how we missed each other again, I was on the north side of the M3 yesterday!
by bugboy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2782
Views: 62420

Re: Pauline

Oh the things we do :lol: I can sympathise, I've ended up in similar situations although without help from friendly strangers! Looks like you found a third instar there too, keep an eye out for second brood WA in that wood :)
by bugboy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1384
Views: 28862

Re: Bugboys mission

Your Brown Hairstreaks are starting to look jaded, but that shouldn't detract from the joy of seeing them. If you can add Comma and White Admiral larvae as well then that constitutes a successful day in my opinion. I've come to realise any day with a Brown Hairstreak is a win, no matter how they lo...

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