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by David M
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Website Problems
Replies: 13
Views: 115

Re: Website Problems

Seems I spoke to soon.... There's still an issue: when on the home page the list of recent posts is up to date and accurate. However, when one clicks on the 'Recent' icon on the right side of the header selection menu, this defaults to the position at 9.59pm yesterday!! My Firefox browser is also gi...
by David M
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Website Problems
Replies: 13
Views: 115

Re: Website Problems

You're a trooper, Pete. Many thanks for your persistence.

The issue was a strange one - since yesterday afternoon I've been logged in as four other users as well as myself!! :?

Let's hope the problem doesn't return.
by David M
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: May 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 37

May 2017

Off to a dry and settled start, by all accounts.

Make the most of it!
by David M
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: CFB
Replies: 432
Views: 7794

Re: CFB

CFB wrote:I saw my first Adonis Blue of the year, so summer can't be far away.


I wish summer over here was as mild as your spring, Colin!! Adonis Blues in late April? What a charmed life you lead! :mrgreen:
by David M
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pete Eeles
Replies: 971
Views: 45221

Re: Pete Eeles

That Small Heath pupa is beyond 'exquisite', Pete. I never realised they were so beautiful.

I really AM going to have to concentrate more on these early stages. I'm sure there are jewels out there just waiting to be discovered.
by David M
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1101
Views: 22318

Re: Bugboys mission

11 OT eggs on a single plant is beyond impressive, Bugboy. You also had the satisfaction of seeing a few adults to boot!

Another productive day by the look of things.
by David M
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: sonomoha
Replies: 25
Views: 366

Re: sonomoha

Philzoid wrote:That moth looks like a Four-spotted Tyta luctuosa, a rarity in the UK :)


I've certainly never seen that species before. Good find, sonomoha.
by David M
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Hoggers
Replies: 1221
Views: 25858

Re: Hoggers

Another wonderful range of Coppers, Hoggers. Those radiata seem to crop up with unusual regularity on your patch.
by David M
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1542
Views: 29453

Re: millerd

You clearly made the right decision to venture out, Dave and you were amply rewarded.

Same thing happened in Swansea today - cloudy all day but began to clear up after 4pm....sadly, too late to make any visits. :(
by David M
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Tony Moore
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Tony Moore

Fantastic, Tony. Great to see species rarely referenced on here. Have you any more to come?
by David M
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Maximus
Replies: 898
Views: 19125

Re: Maximus

I love that last shot of the four Coppers nectaring together. This is a species normally intolerant of its own kind, so to see a group in such proximity is notable.

Well done.
by David M
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 2872
Views: 78376

Re: Padfield

Wow. A few of us have seen snowfall here lately, but nothing like that. But for the leaves on the trees it could easily be a December flashback!

No doubt in a week you'll be in the mid-seventies Fahrenheit? :)
by David M
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Another moth for ID
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Another moth for ID

Many thanks both of you.

We have some adept moth-ers on here! :D
by David M
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Another moth for ID
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Another moth for ID

Looks like it's freshly emerged and the wings haven't fully inflated.

Anyone confident?

Moth1.jpg
by David M
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2538
Views: 161749

Re: Neil Hulme

Thanks for the update regarding the book launch, Neil. I'm very much looking forward to seeing it.

Your Dukes & Pearls are, as ever, to die for!
by David M
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Moth larva?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Moth larva?

Looks a strong possibility, Allan.

Many thanks for your advice.
by David M
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Freeman
Replies: 1964
Views: 77971

Re: Neil Freeman

That female Holly Blue you've posted from 23rd April is just about perfect, Neil. You've got the ideal angle to catch it right with the way the scales reflect the light.
by David M
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1233
Views: 22157

Re: Trevor

Those PBF images are making me desperate to get my own 'fix', Trevor. If only we in south Wales could better rely on the weather.....it might be a few days before the opportunity presents itself. :(
by David M
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Moth larva?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Moth larva?

Certainly ain't a butterfly.

Anyone any ideas?

moth larva1.jpg
by David M
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Maximus
Replies: 898
Views: 19125

Re: Maximus

Agree with Trevor on that. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that Neil Hulme would have been proud of that.

Excellent image that gives us a different perspective.

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