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Prettier Photos

Postby Katrina » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:14 pm

Of an obliging Small Copper
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Re: Katrina

Postby Butterflysaurus rex » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:13 pm

Really lovely Small Copper images Katrina, I'm quite partial to a bit of back lighting.

BW's

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Re: Katrina

Postby Katrina » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:45 pm

Thanks, Brex, but what do you make of the strange eggs on the previous posting?

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Re: Katrina

Postby Butterflysaurus rex » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:00 pm

Katrina wrote:Thanks, Brex, but what do you make of the strange eggs on the previous posting?

I'm not sure, my guess is they are probably moth cats. I suppose they could be sawfly larvae but I don't really know anything about them.

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Sunshine. Bank Holiday and Queen of Spain Fritillary (A Winning Combination)

Postby Katrina » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:31 pm

Having checked the butterfly websites early this morning it was clear where I needed to go today. I convinced my friend of this and we headed off to see the Queen of Spain Fritillaries. We were very fortunate it being a bank holiday, sunny and they were within easy driving distance. When we arrived on site someone immediately pointed out a Q.O.S. so there was no searching required. It was a pleasure to see Badger Bob, B.rex, Colin Knight and Neil Hulme amongst others and brilliant to see this rare visitor. A special thank you to Dave Harris for finding them, Neil for posting about them and the farmer for being welcoming.
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Re: Katrina

Postby millerd » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:40 pm

Nice photos of Queen of Spain, Katrina. Much :mrgreen: !

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Re: Katrina

Postby Wurzel » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:13 pm

Absolutely cracking set of shots Katrina, :mrgreen: multiply by a bucket load :mrgreen: :wink:

Have a goodun

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Re: Katrina

Postby trevor » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:43 pm

I can't say well found it seems, but you came away with some great images.

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Re: Katrina

Postby David M » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:50 pm

Seems like it was an impromptu UKB late summer gathering, Katrina!

If I didn't live so far away I'd have been there myself!

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Re: Katrina

Postby Katrina » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:54 pm

Thanks Dave, Wurzel and Trevor! :D
Thanks David, it certainly was like a get together so expect more postings of photos by others. Just shows the power of the butterfly websites!

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Re: Katrina

Postby Maximus » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:01 pm

Fantastic shots of the Queen of Spain Fritillary, Katrina :D not that I'm :mrgreen:

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Re: Katrina

Postby Goldie M » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:28 am

Your so lucky Katrina to live so near to them :mrgreen: lovely shots and some thing to remember through the Winter :D Goldie :D

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Re: Katrina

Postby Katrina » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:39 pm

Thanks Maximus and Goldie! I do feel lucky to have seen them and lucky there are so many enthusiasts in Sussex keeping their eyes open!

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Re: Katrina

Postby Pauline » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:31 pm

Smashing images there Katrina. Great shots of the underside which I personally think are more attractive. Wish I could have joined you.

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Re: Katrina

Postby Katrina » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:14 pm

Thanks Pauline, we wished you could have joined us too, would have been good to catch up.

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Rowland Wood

Postby Katrina » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:43 pm

I went to Rowland Wood this morning. I saw four fresh Commas, some Common Blues, some Red Admirals, a Painted Lady, a Green-Veined White, Small Heaths, Meadow Browns, Speckled Woods and a worn SPBF. In Park Heath Corner there was a Peacock.
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Re: Katrina

Postby Katrina » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:38 pm

Yesterday evening I stopped off at Mill Hill. I did find a few Meadow Browns, Small Heaths and roosting blues but the best part was the views.
Today I went to Castle Hill and saw at least 12 Small Coppers and a Migrant Hawker as well as Meadow Browns, Small Heaths, some fresh Common Blues and a Red Admiral
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Re: Katrina

Postby Wurzel » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:56 pm

Cracking views there Katrina - and the Small Copper is mighty fine :D

Have a goodun

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Re: Katrina

Postby trevor » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:20 pm

A very moody and atmospheric image of the river and Lancing college.
Although taken in the evening, it has an early morning feel to it.

Very nice,
Trevor.

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Re: Katrina

Postby David M » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:23 pm

Twelve Small Coppers is a respectable haul anywhere, Katrina, and if you're still seeing Meadow Browns and Small Heaths then that's a bonus.


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