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by Wurzel
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Holiday to Spain 2017 Part 5c
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Re: Holiday to Spain 2017 Part 5c

This was an epic trip Philzoid, I could almost taste the Serrano ham and feel the blistering heat 8) The Striped Grayling are very handsome butterflies and topped with the cracking typical Grayling behaviour makes me wonder if they were the favourite of your trip - they would certainly make it to my...
by Wurzel
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Holiday to Spain part 5b
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: Holiday to Spain part 5b

A cracking set of Skippers Philzoid and Cardinals as well - you really did play down your sightings on the trip, they're definitely worthy of a few more :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D

Have a goodun

Wurzel
by Wurzel
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Holiday to Spain 2017 Part 5a
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Holiday to Spain 2017 Part 5a

Loving all things Hedge Brown/Gatekeeper seeing the 'Southern' in particularly envy inducing :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol:

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Wurzel
by Wurzel
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Holiday to Spain Part 4
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Holiday to Spain Part 4

Fantastic Swallowtails Philzoid :D :mrgreen: It was also great to see Red-rumped Swallows :D , the last time I saw them I was in Kefalonia and they were flying over a swimming pool and drinking(?) 8)

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Wurzel
by Wurzel
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3062
Views: 138858

Re: Wurzel

Sorry Trevor I missed you out when I did my last set of replies, that's the wonders/dangers of vino :oops: It has been a good Hairstreak year, I wonder if that's been anything to do with the early start to the season? Mind you 22 Brostreaks in a week isn't really good, it's actually pretty awesome :...
by Wurzel
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1920
Views: 36977

Re: millerd

"The trouble is we tend to ignore them except when not much else is left..." Peter (Art Frames) pointed out something similar on my PD the other day, but when you've got limited time you have to try and make the most of it. Lovely first shot of the Red Admiral, I love it when they adopt th...
by Wurzel
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1573
Views: 31335

Re: Trevor

The markings are stunning on the underside of Walls when you get really close up :D The best one I've seen had the name 'Ed' in copperplate on it, at least that's what it looked like to me :? :wink:

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Wurzel
by Wurzel
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3062
Views: 138858

Re: Wurzel

Cheers Katrina :D I know what you mean 8) It would also be good to see what taking the other side of adecisoon would have revealed; what would I have found if I'd checked the other side of the hedge first etc :D Cheers Essex :D We did cut it a bit fine but like the Tortoize we got there in the end :...
by Wurzel
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3031
Views: 88731

Re: Padfield

Those female Cardinal are slightly reminiscent of a mix of normal and valesina Silver-washed :D Stunning scenery Guy :D :mrgreen:

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Wurzel
by Wurzel
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Goldie M
Replies: 1829
Views: 36261

Re: Goldie M

You're still doing alright for butterflies Goldie :D That Small Tortoiseshell has got to be the biggest I've ever seen, it's almost the size of an elephants head :shock: :wink: Brilliant :D

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Wurzel
by Wurzel
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1573
Views: 31335

Re: Trevor

You're certainly filling your boots/memory card with Walls this year Trevor :D :wink: After missing out on the females you made up for it recently along with a mating pair as well :mrgreen:

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Wurzel
by Wurzel
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Butterflysaurus rex
Replies: 727
Views: 22294

Re: Butterflysaurus rex

Coppers are great aren't Rex, just as things are waning they pop up and brighten the day :D Fine couple their, especially the first which is really well marked :D

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Wurzel
by Wurzel
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: essex buzzard
Replies: 1184
Views: 25343

Re: essex buzzard

Great Adonis from the previous post Essex :D Is it just me or are the 'two pupil-ed' Meadow Browns becoming more common?

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Wurzel
by Wurzel
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Freeman
Replies: 2175
Views: 87823

Re: Neil Freeman

Beautiful sequence of images Neil, especially the really evocative two species shot :D :mrgreen:

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Wurzel
by Wurzel
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Maximus
Replies: 958
Views: 22499

Re: Maximus

Great report and set of shots Mike, and it's really usful seeing the habitat shot/where the butterfly was found, helps out it into context :D

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Wurzel
by Wurzel
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1447
Views: 31002

Re: Bugboys mission

Lovely female Wall there Bugboy and the Small Copper was beautifully marked :D

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Wurzel
by Wurzel
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3062
Views: 138858

Re: Wurzel

Cheers Peter :D Glad you enjoyed the narrative, there is a bit more to come but it's tricky fitting in everything :? "I would extend your philosophy to say every butterfly is special".Definitely something to be more conscious of...each year I do a look back and sometimes I surprise myself ...
by Wurzel
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Katrina
Replies: 606
Views: 16075

Re: Katrina

It was a tricky one Katrina, but I've used the 'smudge' marking before to distinguish between Small and Large :D

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Wurzel
by Wurzel
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3062
Views: 138858

Re: Wurzel

Cheers Bugboy :D It was a close run thing this year, I almost thought that I wasn't going to make it as the weather was never really that crash hot and there were plenty of other commitments keeping me out of the field. :D

Have a goodun

Wurzel
by Wurzel
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3062
Views: 138858

Re: Wurzel

Shipton Bellinger 05-08-2017 So having to sit out the Brostreak fest that had been ensuing on UKButterflies I was finally back with time to spend at Shipton and wouldn’t you know it the weather which had been terrible in Wales was now not particularly crash hot round home. So I found myself playing ...

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