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by Wildmoreway
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July 2013
Replies: 274
Views: 8113

Re: July 2013

I would estimate around 20 males and about 10 female silver-studded blues active at the Bovey Heathfield site in Devon yesterday afternoon, most of the males looked fairly battered but the females looked fresh. This is a really tiny site located away from the main heathland and behind some industria...
by Wildmoreway
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July 2013
Replies: 274
Views: 8113

Re: July 2013

I think that escapes and accidental introductios are probably more common than we realise especially with people often visiting several sites during a single day. I recollect one instances years ago after I had visited Prees Heath, when I got home I noticed a small butterfly fluttering around in the...
by Wildmoreway
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July 2013
Replies: 274
Views: 8113

Re: July 2013

I paid a visit to Bovey Heathfield near Newton Abbot in Devon this afternoon. Modest numbers of Silver-Studded Blues in flight including a mating pair.
by Wildmoreway
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2013
Replies: 217
Views: 7457

Re: June 2013

Spent an hour on Giant's Hill at Cerne Abbas yesterday afternoon, it was overcast but brightish. There were plenty of Small Heaths and two rather worn Marsh Fritillaries.
by Wildmoreway
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2013
Replies: 217
Views: 7457

Re: June 2013

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Mine was another visit to Odd Down park& Ride for the Small Blue and there were several in flight.
by Wildmoreway
Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2013
Replies: 217
Views: 7457

Re: June 2013

Playing about with a revived Panasonic FZ38 and snapped this male Common Blue on The Royal Terrace Gardens at Torquay.
by Wildmoreway
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2013
Replies: 217
Views: 7457

Re: June 2013

Hi ust wondering whether any Small Blues have been sighted this year in the car park location at Bath, if so I would like to know the location of the car park so that I could make a visit either tomorrow or on Wednesday. Thank you. Odd Down Park & Ride, ST733615 - this is normally a late site (...
by Wildmoreway
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2013
Replies: 217
Views: 7457

Re: June 2013

Hi

ust wondering whether any Small Blues have been sighted this year in the car park location at Bath, if so I would like to know the location of the car park so that I could make a visit either tomorrow or on Wednesday.

Thank you.
by Wildmoreway
Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: March 2013
Replies: 59
Views: 1950

Re: March 2013

A Red Admiral in Seaton, Devon today at 1230, flying around on the car park at the co-op close to the town centre.
by Wildmoreway
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: February 2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1552

Re: February 2013

I think that Orange Tip is one of the magical species mention by Lewington an Thomas as being impossible to find in the pupal stage, (another being the Holly Blue), I have actually found the pupa of both species fairly often (generally when I was not specifically looking for them!). The only comment...
by Wildmoreway
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: February 2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1552

Re: February 2013

Saw two Small Tortoiseshell sin Hollacombe Gardens at Preston near Paignton this afternoon, one declined to have its picture taken but the other one posed nicely.
by Wildmoreway
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: February 2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1552

Re: February 2013

Typo corrected :oops: :lol:
by Wildmoreway
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: February 2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1552

Re: February 2013

I was at Beer in Devon yesterday, it was raining but I saw a dronefly and my first Primroses of the year.
by Wildmoreway
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Recording your Sightings
Replies: 25
Views: 6135

Re: Recording your Sightings

I saw what looked like Buff-tailed Bumblebee queen looking for a place to make a nest in Hollicombe gardens near Paignton this afternoon.
by Wildmoreway
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: January 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 3950

Re: January 2013

No butterflies but this afternoon it was warm enough in Sidmouth, Devon for a couple of flies to be sunning themselves
by Wildmoreway
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: January 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 3950

Re: January 2013

You can add Speckled Wood to the list for 1st January, one was seen in Penryn Cornwall.
by Wildmoreway
Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: November 2012
Replies: 63
Views: 2464

Re: November 2012

Not a butterfly sighting but maybe a promise of surprises to come: I saw two Swallows hunting over waste ground near my home in Ashford, Kent this morning, 22nd of November! I think there were report back in the winter of 2010/2011 of a swallow overwintering in Cornwall and being seen up until the ...
by Wildmoreway
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: FZ150 replacement announced
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: FZ150 replacement announced

I have no experience of the FZ150 but I did have an FZ45 for a while which was similar in handling and that used to manage macros OK.

This thread on Bird Forum might be of interest

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=239136
by Wildmoreway
Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: November 2012
Replies: 63
Views: 2464

Re: November 2012

Amazing that there are still Whites active at this time of year. Its an ideal place for a warm micro climate, south facing cliff, with recessess protected from the wind and able to retain heat. I guess this explains how Clouded Yellows manage to overwinter further east on the coast. I suspect that ...
by Wildmoreway
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: November 2012
Replies: 63
Views: 2464

Re: November 2012

Amazing that there are still Whites active at this time of year. Its an ideal place for a warm micro climate, south facing cliff, with recessess protected from the wind and able to retain heat. I would suspect that there are quite a few isolated south facing cliffs that can support some of the whit...

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