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by bugboy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Small Heath
Topic: Small Heath – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Re: Small Heath – Favourite Photo of 2017

I rarely see these in numbers these days but they are still hanging on in many of the sites I visit: They made a season debut at Denbies and I remember being pleasantly surprised at how well behaved this particular individual was to me, perching quite high up in the grass and giving me a clear view ...
by bugboy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Small Copper
Topic: Small Copper – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Small Copper – Favourite Photo of 2017

Like the Small Blue, these popped up all over the place throughout the season but it was at my regular hunting ground of Bookham where I found the vast majority in 2017, like the previous year numbers built and by their third brood you were guaranteed in finding several individuals without any real ...
by bugboy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Small Blue
Topic: Small Blue – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Small Blue – Favourite Photo of 2017

I saw these in various places but they were at plague proportions at Hutchinsons Bank during their first brood in 2017, I imagine they numbered in thousands! Here's a few images from last May: Small Blue female, Hutchinson's Bank.JPG Small Blue male reduced spotting, Hutchinson's Bank.JPG Small Blue...
by bugboy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Jamie Burston
Replies: 109
Views: 3546

Re: Jamie Burston

Hi Jamie, I've recently found a WLH egg on a patch of Elm suckers at work in central London. The horticultural dept are keen to promote and encourage native wildlife to the site (my end of year in-house report covering the transects I do being the highlight of their team leaders year :D ) and I was ...
by bugboy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Jack Harrison
Replies: 733
Views: 45115

Re: Jack Harrison

I only have the '51 edition of Ford. A quick look on Ebay and first edition copies show up at around £45 so you got a real bargain there Jack Another one of my treasured old books is ‘British Butterflies by W.S.Coleman’ This one: ‘To Len. With love Mum and Dad. Xmas 1915’ Jack This one I have two ed...
by bugboy
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1558
Views: 37573

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks, Here's a couple more images from yesterday. They would occasionally become restless, either spooked by something (I never saw any birds of prey ) but I think they could sense the tide turning. I didn't stay long enough to get the full murmuration effect as they left for the afternoon feeding...
by bugboy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1558
Views: 37573

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks Goldie , yes I hope I can put a name to it, most of my fungi images are nameless :lol: It is Andrew , it's a good spot to visit whatever your interest I think :) Thanks Wurzel , just shows there's always something to find, even on the coldest, dreariest days :) 16th January, Essex Back in Oct...
by bugboy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Silver-studded Blue
Topic: Silver-studded Blue – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Silver-studded Blue – Favourite Photo of 2017

Chobham Common is my regular site for this species and they had a decent year there last year, spread out a fair bit more then I've seen in previous years. This first female is a fave simply because of her stunning set of studs! Silver-studded Blue female, Chobham Common.JPG and a couple of males se...
by bugboy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Silver-washed Fritillary
Topic: Silver-washed Fritillary – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 181

Re: Silver-washed Fritillary – Favourite Photo of 2017

I took a fair few pictures of these but most, now I've looked through them are decidedly average. I suspect my attention was focused on getting White Admiral pictures of which there were LOTS at Bookham this year, as well as those Purple ones that did so well this year. Anyway here's one of each sex...
by bugboy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Silver-spotted Skipper
Topic: Silver-spotted Skipper – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Silver-spotted Skipper – Favourite Photo of 2017

I always find the challenge of getting them as they sway atop one of their favoured nectar sources, Scabious, frustratingly enjoyable, making the ones that turn out in focus all the more satisfying :)
Silver-spotted Skipper female, Box Hill.JPG

Silver-spotted Skipper male, Box Hill.JPG
by bugboy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2858
Views: 202199

Re: Neil Hulme

Haha, looks like Minnie Padfield even turned up to that work party :lol:
by bugboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1558
Views: 37573

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks Wurzel and Andrew , those Goosander were indeed firmly stationed in the center of the lake, luckily it's a smallish lake so still just about in range for me :) (the picture is rather cropped :wink:) Looks like it doesn't it Goldie :) 12th January, Bookham My first trip of the year to (a very ...
by bugboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3205
Views: 152080

Re: Wurzel

Wonderful Autumnal selection, that Comma in particular looks so crisp I can almost pluck from my screen :)
by bugboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Goldie M
Replies: 1941
Views: 40947

Re: Goldie M

Hello again Goldie , I think your Willow Tit shots (particularly the first one ) show the fine id points of a Willow Tit really clearly,ie. the Black crown showing a "matt" finish ,as opposed to being Glossy in a Marsh Tit ,the very "Bull" neck of the Willow Tit ,a Marshes being...
by bugboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1579

Re: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018

A first visit to Bookham for the year gave me a chance to check on the single Red Admiral egg I found 34 days ago. Although the nettle it is laid upon has been somewhat withered by frost in the intervening days, it still looks to be viable. IMG_0078.JPG On a neighboring leaf I was surprised to find ...
by bugboy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1558
Views: 37573

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks Andrew, just a bit of messing around really :). Only the one to go noe, what could possibly go wrong :D :lol: I spent the afternoon walking around Epping Forest again today, looking for these mystical Hawfinch that have invaded the east of the country this winter, they remain elusively mystic...
by bugboy
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1558
Views: 37573

Re: Bugboys mission

The sun came out for a decent amount of time today so I was able to get a few better shots of my WLH egg today at work. Thankfully it still remains invisible to the numerous small birds that are constantly foraging in the vicinity. IMG_0053.JPG IMG_0121.JPG I've done a few searches since finding thi...
by bugboy
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Red Admiral
Topic: Red Admiral – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Red Admiral – Favourite Photo of 2017

A couple from my home from home, Bookham Commons: the first a springtime image
Red Admiral, Bookham Commons.JPG

and the second, a vibrant example from late in the season.
Red Admiral female, Bookham Commons.JPG
by bugboy
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Ringlet
Topic: Ringlet – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: Ringlet – Favourite Photo of 2017

My fav is this ab arete . It was a rare dry day (although still overcast) on the afternoon I arrived in Edinburgh and found during my failed attempt to find the small colonies of NBA at Holyrood Park. With the forecast pretty dreadful for the weeks stay, I'd dumped my stuff at the hostel and shot of...
by bugboy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3205
Views: 152080

Re: Wurzel

Wurzel wrote:January 2018

Finally got round to start work on the calendar...

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Now you just need to finish your 2017 reports :wink:

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