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by bugboy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 2067
Views: 39530

Re: millerd

:shock: Ok Dave, exactly what sorcery are you performing there ? 'Holly Blue.. I summon thee!!' Amazing :mrgreen: Dave's witchcraft over Holly Blues is legendary in these parts but even so this is quite out there even by his standards! :shock: Your next mission should you choose to accept it is to ...
by bugboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1512
Views: 33711

Re: Bugboys mission

12th and 13th November, the dying embers of 2017 Two sunny mid-November days, not the most obvious days to go out hunting butterflies, especially since I have my winter woolly’s on now, but in this day ‘n’ age you never know what may appear. It was a toss-up what day to go where, two days and two s...
by bugboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Gary.N
Replies: 159
Views: 3947

Re: Gary.N

Couldn't agree more, well done and very deserving :)
by bugboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Grayling
Topic: Grayling - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Grayling - Favourite Photo of 2017

I wasn't even going to try and single out one image for these, I had such a good year with these guys. One of several highlights of my year was watching and photographing egg laying in process, surprisingly easy for such a normally tetchy butterfly. Grayling ovipositing, Chobham Common.JPG Next year...
by bugboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Green Hairstreak
Topic: Green Hairstreak - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Green Hairstreak - Favourite Photo of 2017

I had a few good encounters with these this past season. I like these two, taken at the reliable Denbies colony, as they show how different they look under cloudy (matt) and sunny (sparkly) conditions :) Green Hairstreak, Denbies Hillside #1.JPG Green Hairstreak, Denbies Hillside #2.JPG This third o...
by bugboy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: GM Butterflies, hmmmmm
Replies: 5
Views: 85

GM Butterflies, hmmmmm

by bugboy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Pete
Replies: 14
Views: 160

Re: Happy Birthday Pete

Happy Birthday young man :D
by bugboy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1701
Views: 34980

Re: Trevor

Impressive Meadow Brown sighting :mrgreen: . I wonder how many of those Red Admirals I saw the other day, almost certainly the same gang!
by bugboy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018

Pete Eeles wrote: The change in appearance from newly-emerged to ready-to-moult is extraordinary...

- Pete


It certainly doesn't take them long to take on their trademark 'plump' look :lol:
by bugboy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1512
Views: 33711

Re: Bugboys mission

Yes Trevor , much better value, works out not far of £1 a butterfly :D, excellent value for early November! Thanks Essex , yup I magicked a glorious sunny day on a day off :) Thanks Andrew , a few years ago neither did I! Out of the wind it could have been a cool summer day Wurzel , I was in shirt a...
by bugboy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018

I also had some (probable) egg laying at Hadleigh Country Park in Essex on the 28th October. I wasn't able to check for eggs but the behaviour signified egg laying was occuring.
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by bugboy
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1512
Views: 33711

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks Andrew, yup the frost free south coast is still worth a visit if you happen to catch a sunny day with nothing to do :) 6th November, Part 2 Even before I got to Mill Hill I was seeing Butterflies. Waiting for the train at Southwick, I watched a pair of courting Red Admirals flying around the ...
by bugboy
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Andrew555
Replies: 59
Views: 757

Re: Andrew555

Lovely shots Andrew. You got lucky with those SPBF, newly reintroduced to Abbots Wood but kept hush hush in their first season to give them their best chance of settling in :). You did well to get that Speckled Yellow as well, they really are very skittish little sods!
by bugboy
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1512
Views: 33711

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks guys, yes very much lap of the Gods at this time of the year, but I'm glad to say they were on my side today :D 6th November, yes that’s right I went butterflying 50 days before Christmas! A week ago I was tempted down to the south coast by a slightly less than accurate forecast and came home...
by bugboy
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: November 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 959

Re: November 2017

Clouded Yellows still going strong at Mill Hill and Shoreham Harbour. Saw a total of 5 species today, details in my PD when I get round to it.
by bugboy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 2067
Views: 39530

Re: millerd

Still a few sunny (if rather chilly) days predicted this week Dave, I'm sure those Red Admirals of yours will be making the most of what's left of the year :)
by bugboy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Gatekeeper
Topic: Gatekeeper/Hedge Brown - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Gatekeeper/Hedge Brown - Favourite Photo of 2017

This species really did bounce back locally after the dreadful 2016 they had (although they seemed to do better up north, they were rather numerous on Arnside Knott last year). They were particularly numerous at Bookham where most of my shots this year were taken including a few eye catching abs: Ga...
by bugboy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Essex Skipper
Topic: Essex Skipper - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Essex Skipper - Favourite Photo of 2017

I didn't see as many of these as usual as I was busy in Ireland and Scotland during the majority of their flight period, and when I was about i was busy chasing little 'n' large purple things which had appeared unseasonably early. This image makes a change from the normal head on shot and was taken ...
by bugboy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Duke of Burgundy
Topic: Duke of Burgundy - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Duke of Burgundy - Favourite Photo of 2017

I'd never seen Duke's feeding on Hawthorn blossom before so I took full advantage when a few were seen indulging at Ivinghoe Beacon this year
Duke of Burgundy male, Ivinghoe Beacon.JPG

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