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Neil Freeman
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Re: Trevor

Postby Neil Freeman » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:04 pm

Beautiful photos of the Purple Hairstreak Trevor :D

Although I saw a few high up around the tree tops as usual this year, there did not see to be so many sightings low down around my part of the midlands.

Cheers,

Neil.

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Re: Trevor

Postby Wurzel » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:33 am

I'd go for Herring Gull over the other species of large gull (Great or Less Black-backed or Common - which is actually anything but). The second shot shows the immature one which is a dirty grey colour. Distant and high birds are tricky but buzzards have a more 'chubby' silhouette and are less pointed if that makes sense? :? Hope this helped :)

Have a goodun

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ps. are you coming to the Social next weekend?

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Re: Trevor

Postby trevor » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:00 pm

In common with Neil Freeman's area of the UK, we in East Sussex had a spectacular
sunrise this morning. The full glory only lasted for a couple of minutes, I was lucky to witness it.
Unfortunately there was no clear view from my garden, so enjoy the trees as well !. :lol:
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Re: Trevor

Postby trevor » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:12 pm

Today, Doug Neve and myself assisted Neil Hulme with clearance work in Rowland wood.
Before starting Neil kindly took the time to show us the work performed by the heavy
machinery operating on the site. New rides are being created and others widened
and cleared of scrub. This work will link up formerly isolated areas of the wood,
hopefully for the benefit of the Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary, allowing them to spread into new areas.

It should be noted that for the time being Rowland wood is CLOSED TO CASUAL VISITORS.

Also the almost perfect weather today brought out three Red Admirals and three Brimstones
of both sexes. I managed a bad shot of a male and a passable shot of a female Brimstone.
Also these Butterflies have broken my personal record for a last of season Butterfly by four days.

Trevor.
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A November 22nd female Brimstone.
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Evasive male Brimstone.
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One of the newly created rides.
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surveying the scene
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A chainsaw wielding Neil Hulme.
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Re: Trevor

Postby millerd » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:36 pm

Very late Brimstones, Trevor. :mrgreen: You were lucky with the sunshine - barely a second of it here today. Keep up the good work in the woods! :)

Dave

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Re: Trevor

Postby trevor » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:07 pm

That's amazing Dave, we had a clear blue sky all day and it was very mild, though breezy.
I think it was the warmth that woke the Brimstones up !.

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Re: Trevor

Postby Wurzel » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:01 pm

Great work there Trevor :D I reckon the Brimstone was Nature's way of rewarding your sterling efforts :D

Have a goodun

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Re: Trevor

Postby David M » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:52 pm

Good on you, Trevor. It's always good to give a bit back after the months of enjoyment the butterflies give us.

That Brimstone was merely a reminder that there are more rewards on the way in 2018!

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Re: Trevor

Postby trevor » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:40 pm

Today I helped out at Rowland wood again. This time Neil Hulme had a small army of volunteers
to assist ( over twenty people ). Much tidying and burning was achieved with three bonfires on the go.
A huge mulching machine was in action, this being one of the last tasks for the contractors on the site.

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Re: Trevor

Postby David M » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:18 pm

Nothing like a good bonfire on a cold, crisp winter's day, Trevor. Well done again for helping out. I'm sure your labours will bear fruit next year.

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Re: Trevor

Postby Paul Harfield » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:49 pm

Hi Trevor
Well done on those late Brimstones. Maybe they had come out to thank you for all that work you are putting in :wink: . Keep up the good work.


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