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by Lee Hurrell
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: November 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 1579

Re: November 2017

Lovely late Holly Blue, Dave.

I saw a Red Admiral last week in Farnborough, Hampshire and my sister reported another at Ceasar's Camp in Aldershot, Hampshire on 2nd November.

Lee
by Lee Hurrell
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Butterflies of Uganda
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Butterflies of Uganda

Hi Guy,

Thank you for your quick and detailed answer! I can get the first three quite cheaply on Amazon and if I get stuck I will use the internet.

Best wishes

Lee
by Lee Hurrell
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Butterflies of Uganda
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Butterflies of Uganda

Hi all I am lucky enough to be visiting Uganda over Christmas. I have found the following species list from the Africa Butterfly Database: https://abdb-africa.org/locality/Uganda?oid=21 Does anyone know of any publications or websites that might help me with identification? There are over 1200 speci...
by Lee Hurrell
Sun May 28, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: May 2017
Replies: 81
Views: 4581

Re: May 2017

My first Large Skipper of the year yesterday in Wiltshire, and my first Meadow Brown today, in Surrey.

Lee
by Lee Hurrell
Sat May 27, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: May 2017
Replies: 81
Views: 4581

Re: May 2017

I was in Wiltshire today and at Bentley Wood this afternoon I met a very kind gentleman called Nick, from Loughborough. I was about to leave when he called me over to show me this Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary. I had seen one or two but had not managed a photo. We chatted for a quite a while. So N...
by Lee Hurrell
Tue May 09, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 197640

Re: Neil Hulme

Lovely to catch up with you over the weekend, Neil and thanks again. The Pearls were stunning and it was a great afternoon in great company. Here's to the Fritillaries of the Future :) Thank you also, and massive congratulations on the Atlas, which arrived yesterday, on my birthday. It's almost as i...
by Lee Hurrell
Fri May 05, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Lee Hurrell
Replies: 826
Views: 31745

Re: Lee Hurrell

June/July 2015 - Cyprus; part 1 My first trip to Cyprus was a delight. The climate of the island is similar to southern Spain; very hot and dry in the summer. There are several endemic species and races of butterfly to be found, although Tolman tends to omit these, and despite the country being par...
by Lee Hurrell
Fri May 05, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Lee Hurrell
Replies: 826
Views: 31745

Re: Lee Hurrell

Thanks, Wurzel - I'm getting there :)

Best wishes,

Lee
by Lee Hurrell
Fri May 05, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 2074
Views: 41529

Re: millerd

Thanks Buggy :)
by Lee Hurrell
Fri May 05, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 2074
Views: 41529

Re: millerd

the first good spot for all three species is the set of steps leading down from the main path across the hillside. The other day there were both Skippers on the flowers on both sides of the steps and Green Hairstreaks on the various scrubby vegetation. The seem to particularly like a clump of nettl...
by Lee Hurrell
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is This Sudden Cold Snap Bad News For Butterflies?
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Is This Sudden Cold Snap Bad News For Butterflies?

An excellent (and reassuring) response from Neil. I think that being an island has its pros and cons, weather and catastrophic event wise. I would agree with Buggy; at Noar Hill and Chiddingfold Forest last weekend both locations were parched. We have had around one fifth of the rain we would normal...
by Lee Hurrell
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 2074
Views: 41529

Re: millerd

Lovely photos in your recent reports, Dave.

Where do you find is the best spots for Green Hairstreaks, Dingy Skipper and Grizzled Skipper at Denbies? I've seen them in various places.

Best wishes,

Lee
by Lee Hurrell
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: David M
Replies: 489
Views: 40355

Re: David M

Lovely Grizzled Skippers, David!

Best wishes,

Lee
by Lee Hurrell
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Lee Hurrell
Replies: 826
Views: 31745

Re: Lee Hurrell

At this point in 2015, I reached a watershed moment. Following the demise of my old Canon 10D, all photos for the previous year, perhaps longer, had been taken with my mobile phone. However, all that changed with the arrival of a Canon 7D and a Canon 100mm macro lens :D Its first mission was a holid...
by Lee Hurrell
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Lee Hurrell
Replies: 826
Views: 31745

Re: Lee Hurrell

21st June 2015 - Fairmile Common

Two weeks later and Silver Studded Blues were on the wing.

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Silver Studded Blue, female, Fairmile Common, 21st June 2015

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Silver Studded Blue, male, Fairmile Common, 21st June 2015

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Silver Studded Blue, male, Fairmile Common, 21st June 2015

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Silver Studded Blue, male, Fairmile Common, 21st June 2015
by Lee Hurrell
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Lee Hurrell
Replies: 826
Views: 31745

Re: Lee Hurrell

7th June 2015 - Epsom, local patch, late afternoon/early evening In the field behind home, summer was underway. Huge swirling clouds of pollen were caught in the wind and gave me a rash. The last of the hibernators were hanging on while their offspring had started to arrive. Peacock: 20150607_16335...
by Lee Hurrell
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Lee Hurrell
Replies: 826
Views: 31745

Re: Lee Hurrell

Wurzel wrote:Great stuff Lee, that field is a wondrous sight just what the Small Heath ordered :D

Thanks, Wurzel. It was great having such a large site on the doorstep!

Best wishes,

Lee
by Lee Hurrell
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Lee Hurrell
Replies: 826
Views: 31745

Re: Lee Hurrell

6th June 2015 - Fairmile Common

Too early for Silver Studded Blues, but a lovely afternoon visit nonetheless.

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Painted Lady, Fairmile Common, Surrey, 6th June 2015

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Painted Lady, Fairmile Common, Surrey, 6th June 2015

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Rose Chafer, Fairmile Common, Surrey, 6th June 2015

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Wild rose, Fairmile Common, Surrey, 6th June 2015

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Wild rose, Fairmile Common, Surrey, 6th June 2015

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Fairmile Common, Surrey, 6th June 2015

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Fairmile Common, Surrey, 6th June 2015
by Lee Hurrell
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Lee Hurrell
Replies: 826
Views: 31745

Re: Lee Hurrell

Thanks, David.

I'm not sure it's that anomalous; it didn't strike me as such. But I will keep an eye out this year.

Best wishes,

Lee
by Lee Hurrell
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Grafham Water Birdsong
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Grafham Water Birdsong

Nor me, and the link works fine for me.

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