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by Charles Nicol
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Chalkhill Blue
Topic: Chalkhill Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Chalkhill Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

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this was near Preixan in the Aude Département France

August 2017

apart from the blade of grass this is very pleasing :roll:
by Charles Nicol
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: October 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 950

Re: October 2017

Was tempted out by warm ( but breezy ) weather... walked all the way round Grafham Water. In spots sheltered from the breeze there were some fine Red Admirals and a few Commas on the brambles.

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by Charles Nicol
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Holiday to Spain 2017 Part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Holiday to Spain 2017 Part 2

I get the impression from reading others experiences in this part of the world, that getting a sighting and a photo is relatively easy. Perhaps it was just a matter of the time spent looking or perhaps it wasn't the best time of year :? Phil i am used to the French Pashas... they do not mind being ...
by Charles Nicol
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Holiday to Spain 2017 Part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Holiday to Spain 2017 Part 2

i enjoyed reading about your hols Phil. sorry that you did not get a Pasha photo :cry:
by Charles Nicol
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Marseilles South of France 2017
Replies: 99
Views: 4187

Re: Marseilles South of France 2017

Still quite a few interesting species flying by you, Chris, although many look to be at the latter end of their lives. :( Well done with the Woodland Grayling upperside shot. I've been trying for a few years for this but have not yet been successful (yet I have managed Great Banded Grayling on occa...
by Charles Nicol
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Marseilles South of France 2017
Replies: 99
Views: 4187

Re: Marseilles South of France 2017

Lovely images Chris !

The vaselina was especially belle. I enjoyed my French expedition this year despite its brevity.

Charles

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by Charles Nicol
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: French Butterflies
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: French Butterflies

Depends on what you mean by 'unusual', Charles. Two Tailed Pashas are highly unusual to me, but Marbled Skippers are commonplace! :) hehehe you are clearly very Pash-ionate about certain species David :lol: i have just uploaded the final set of pics to flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/4113189@...
by Charles Nicol
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Aude Hols 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Aude Hols 2017

Must say there look to be some good deals on the food front round those parts, Charles. Well done with the Pashas. One day I'll get to see them! i am reliably informed that the Truckstop at Rouffiac offers tremendous value at lunchtime; the 14 euro menu includes a whole bottle of local wine ! https...
by Charles Nicol
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: French Butterflies
Replies: 3
Views: 173

French Butterflies

these were all seen this week in the South ( Aude )

if there is anything unusual i would be very interested ! i am particularly feeble at identifying blues :cry:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/4113189@N21/pool/

Merci beaucoup

Charles

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by Charles Nicol
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Aude Hols 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Aude Hols 2017

Good shot of the mating Silver-washed Frits, Charles, I havn't witnessed that myself yet. Have a glass of chilled white wine on me :D avec modération, ou non Chris once you find a mating pair they are very easy to photograph.... they are oblivious to everything else :o i have just put some more pic...
by Charles Nicol
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Aude Hols 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Aude Hols 2017

Just 4 days left, Charles!! Is it a truncated pilgrimage this year? I had to scroll down quite a bit, but I was sure you wouldn't disappoint on the gastronomie front! Meals out in France are always a delight. I have yet to see Two Tailed Pasha so I am most envious at your seemingly regular audience...
by Charles Nicol
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Aude Hols 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Aude Hols 2017

https://www.flickr.com/groups/4113189@N21/pool/

here are the pics !!!

4 days left

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by Charles Nicol
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Books, Articles, Videos, TV
Topic: A Lucky Sighting !
Replies: 0
Views: 148

A Lucky Sighting !

i found an interesting specimen perched on the shelf of a charity shop this afternoon...

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i shall take it on holiday next week :D
by Charles Nicol
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Overseas
Topic: French Alps, 27th June - 15th July 2017
Replies: 57
Views: 1914

Re: French Alps, 27th June - 15th July 2017

Lovely pictures & explanations David ! i shall do my best to find some papillons next week :D

afaik there are not that many marmots in the Aude :oops:
by Charles Nicol
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 2924

Re: August 2017

David M wrote:
Charles Nicol wrote:saw this handsome fellow at Grafham Water today


No Carcassonne trip for you this year, Charles?


a shorter version will begin later this month :)

will endeavour to pack in plenty of papillons and restaurant action 8)

C
by Charles Nicol
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 2924

Re: August 2017

saw this handsome fellow at Grafham Water today:

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also some less fresh Small Coppers, a Peacock etc.
by Charles Nicol
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Italian Blues....
Replies: 13
Views: 179

Re: Italian Blues....

each year in France i come across a tiny blue butterfly which Guy always informs me is a Common Blue :lol:

i am off in a week or so and will no doubt find another miniature one affected by the heatwave :wink:
by Charles Nicol
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July 2017
Replies: 74
Views: 3200

Re: July 2017

badgerbob wrote:A surprise of a Dingy Skipper yesterday at Seaford. Not often one of these can be seen on summer plants, this time a Viper's Bugloss.


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a charming photo badgerbob !

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by Charles Nicol
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: ID for a Pyrgus please
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: ID for a Pyrgus please

bugboy wrote:
Charles Nicol wrote:the upperside looks like this P.bellieri:

http://www.pyrgus.de/bilder1/hesperiida ... 8f2010.jpg


they are synonyms for the same species :)


hehehe grrrrrr :P
by Charles Nicol
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: ID for a Pyrgus please
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: ID for a Pyrgus please

the upperside looks like this P.bellieri:

http://www.pyrgus.de/bilder1/hesperiida ... 8f2010.jpg

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