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by Rogerdodge
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Books, Articles, Videos, TV
Topic: Just seen on BBC Website
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Just seen on BBC Website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-38570440

He'll probably get away with a slap on the wrist.
'angin's too good for 'em I say.

Roger
by Rogerdodge
Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Fritillary Ab.
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Fritillary Ab.

Guys Firstly, apologies for the quality of the photos - they are actually photographs of small (5x7) prints. http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/phpBB/gallery/image.php?album_id=2609&image_id=22423 http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/phpBB/gallery/image.php?album_id=2609&image_id=22422 They were taken...
by Rogerdodge
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2016
Replies: 81
Views: 4464

Re: June 2016

It was several days later that I realized I was thinking about the late Beatles manager George Martin! Adrian - I hate to correct you, but George Martin was the Beatles producer and arranger. Their Manager was, of course Brian Epstein, who may have been the "Aintree Iron" referenced in th...
by Rogerdodge
Tue May 24, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: First Chequered Skippers for 2016 Reported
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: First Chequered Skippers for 2016 Reported

.... and glad to see you're out of hibernation, Roger!

Indeed Pete - p.m. sent
by Rogerdodge
Fri May 20, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: First Chequered Skippers for 2016 Reported
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: First Chequered Skippers for 2016 Reported

David Indeed - in the past I have been very lucky with weather, and fortunately so, as I had very little time in Scotland due to work constraints. However, this year I have little or no such problems - time is on my side!! As well as the usual, reliable, sites, I am also going to have a look at some...
by Rogerdodge
Thu May 19, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: First Chequered Skippers for 2016 Reported
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: First Chequered Skippers for 2016 Reported

Thanks
I am heading up for my annual pilgrimage on Tue 31st - so they should be in good numbers by then.
by Rogerdodge
Wed May 27, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Help with Fritillarys please
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Help with Fritillarys please

If it wasn't for Frits and Blues, my overseas Butterfly jaunts would be a lot easier.

Not forgetting Pyrgus and Carcharodus of course, and what about those Erebias!!
by Rogerdodge
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Be there collectors here?
Replies: 63
Views: 3415

Re: Be there collectors here?

JohnR wrote:
robpartridge wrote:I appreciate that it is an emotive subject, but the simple truth is that were you to do such a thing as collect a few Blackbirds and Chaffinches, the effect on the local population would be negligible.

Pet cats, of course, do far worse than just "a few" of course.
by Rogerdodge
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Sites
Topic: Chequered Sk and Ballachulish Quarry
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Chequered Sk and Ballachulish Quarry

Jack Have a look yourself. The attached kml file lists just about every Chequered Skipper site reported. I did this a few years back, so it may be out of date. You nee Google Earth loaded for it to work. If you have Google Earth just double click on the Icon once you have it on your own computer. Go...
by Rogerdodge
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Bulgaria, May 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Bulgaria, May 2014

NOTE My ID skills are notoriously poor. I welcome corrections (there will be some!!!!!) BalkanSkipper01.jpg Hi YellowBandedSkipper01.jpg You may recall that, last year, I went on a butterflying trip to Bulgaria led by the redoubtable Nick Greatorex-Davies. GrunersOrangeTip02.jpg http://www.ukbutterf...
by Rogerdodge
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: For Sale, Wants and Exchanges
Replies: 57
Views: 9202

Re: For Sale, Wants and Exchanges

A brave advert Ian Jack I don't think it is that brave. I reckon most serious butterflyists have a net tucked away somewhere. I have one that folds really small, and lives in the top lid of my camera bag. I have used it just once (in the UK) this year, when a HBF/DGF candidate just would not settle...
by Rogerdodge
Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: William
Replies: 461
Views: 13263

Re: William

William On the 31st of May you wrote- A nice gentleman I met also informed me that he'd seen a Green Hairstreak, though I failed to catch up with that. That "nice" man was me. I also saw you in the distance at Collard on a few weeks back, you were busily strolling around with a clip-board,...
by Rogerdodge
Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Books, Articles, Videos, TV
Topic: Did you know?
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Did you know?

I think I shall visit Richard's stand at Birdfair, and get a signed one!!!!!
http://www.birdfair.org.uk/Exhibitors/r ... lewington/
Stand 52, Art Marquee.
by Rogerdodge
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2014
Replies: 180
Views: 6777

Re: June 2014

Nick
That female Black Hairstreak is fabulous.
She seems to be using a hind foot to help pull the thing out.
Lovely stuff
by Rogerdodge
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Black Hairstreaks at Glapthorn
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: Black Hairstreaks at Glapthorn

Paul
Thanks for that.
I am in N. Scotland on tour at present.
Hope they are still flying when I pass through around 19/20th.
Roger
by Rogerdodge
Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Books, Articles, Videos, TV
Topic: Atlas of Dragonflies in Britain & Ireland
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Atlas of Dragonflies in Britain & Ireland

This will be on my bookshelves pretty soon.
Thanks for the heads up.

Roger
by Rogerdodge
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Books, Articles, Videos, TV
Topic: The Famous Mr Eeles
Replies: 14
Views: 610

The Famous Mr Eeles

Brief appearance of Peter Eeles on Sprinwatch tonight.
Excellent piece on Chequered McSkipper.

Roger Harding
by Rogerdodge
Thu May 29, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Sites
Topic: RFI Sand Point, Somerset
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: RFI Sand Point, Somerset

http://www.somerset-butterflies.org.uk/sightings.htm
According to the BC Somerset web site - nothing yet.
Last years first was 6th June, but 2012 was 20th May with a remarkable 30th April before that.
The two years prior to that were both a more typical mid May.

Roger
by Rogerdodge
Mon May 26, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Rogerdodge
Replies: 35
Views: 1843

Rogerdodge

Well - I guess it is about time I started a personal "Diary". Today I visited Hares Down on the southern fringe of Exmoor. It is a beautiful chunk of Culm grassland cruelly bisected by the North Devon link road about 25 years ago http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=284321&y=121110&...
by Rogerdodge
Wed May 21, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Reverdin
Replies: 241
Views: 13541

Re: Reverdin

Paul
Brilliant news about the White-letter Hairstreak.
Is it worth while rearing one, protected from predators, in a sleeve?
Just a thought.

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