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by Alex
Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August Sighting 2010
Replies: 278
Views: 14078

Re: August Sighting 2010

Within 1 hour, had sightings yesterday of at least 3 different individual Brown Hairstreaks at Shipton Bellinger, coming down to blackthorn and bramble along the smaller parallel subsidiary path. Also plenty of common blue and reasonable numbers of holly blue, speckled woods and brimstones. Rgds, Alex
by Alex
Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August Sighting 2010
Replies: 278
Views: 14078

Re: August Sighting 2010

Pete/Zonda,

thanks for the replies. You're right Pete, Alan Thornbury's site is excellent - very detailed, well thought out and informative - thanks very much for the link,

cheers, Alex
by Alex
Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August Sighting 2010
Replies: 278
Views: 14078

Re: August Sighting 2010

Hi there, can anyone at all give me accurate directions to Brown Hairstreaks at Shipton Bellinger? I have tried patrolling this website for details but there seem to be none. Is this particular site a specially protected area so that no one can divulge the info, and if so, I completely understand if...
by Alex
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August Sighting 2010
Replies: 278
Views: 14078

Re: August Sighting 2010

Would very much appreciate accurate directions to the Shipton Bellinger BH site. It would be a relatively easy journey for me for a species I'd love to see. Thanks for any help, Alex.
by Alex
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July Sightings
Replies: 237
Views: 8530

Re: July Sightings

A little trip today with the kids to Golden Valley at Wick (nr Bristol) produced many commoner species plus a couple of white-letter hairstreaks and a lovely silver washed fritillary on purple buddlhea - would have got a nice pic if it hadn't meant walking across someone's lettuces whilst trespassin...
by Alex
Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: September 2009 Sightings
Replies: 180
Views: 3207

Re: September 2009 Sightings

Yesterday in the garden, good condition small copper, small tort, Brimstone and Speckled wood (the Ice plants are pretty popular at the moment). Also this small tort in not so good condition!
by Alex
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August 2009 Sightings
Replies: 185
Views: 8014

Re: August 2009 Sightings

A very brief trip to Black Rock (Cheddar Gorge) today produced plenty of silver washed frits on the wing, including a couple of aberrations (see pic), which I assume are 'Valesina' sub sp?
Also in evidence, small coppers, common blues and a brown argus.
by Alex
Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August 2009 Sightings
Replies: 185
Views: 8014

Re: August 2009 Sightings

After seeing Small Coppers in the garden the other day, a little jaunt around a few areas local to Bath yesterday did confirm that there is a reasonable abundance of this species on the wing at the moment, so worth some extra vigilance checking all those little orange/brown butterflies that seem to ...
by Alex
Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August 2009 Sightings
Replies: 185
Views: 8014

Re: August 2009 Sightings

I live quite near Bath and usually the butterflies I see in my garden have been a very good indication of trends throughout the local area. This year, obviously stacks of painted ladys, plenty of small torts and more than usual numbers of ringlets (and unfortunately, total lack of Holly Blue this ye...

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