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Re: Trevor

Postby bugboy » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:56 pm

That is a very enviable shot of the Large White :D :mrgreen:
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Re: Trevor

Postby millerd » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:16 pm

And nice shots of the SPBF - not something we're used to seeing posted on here in September! I didn't see any Walls at High & Over a week ago, and probably should have had a look today when I was in the area as they are obviously out again! Nice shots of them as well, Trevor. :mrgreen:

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Re: Trevor

Postby Gary.N » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:00 pm

Good shots from Rowland's Trevor. The place is finally becoming a really good place to go to see things. :D

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Re: Trevor

Postby Wurzel » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:51 pm

Those are brill shots of the SPBF Trevor :mrgreen: , it seems they're better behaved in the second brood than the first :wink: :D

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Re: Trevor

Postby trevor » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:32 pm

I spent a great deal of today at High and Over. When I was last there Bob Eade was speculating
about a third brood of Wall Browns, todays sightings would suggest that a third brood may have started.
Altogether five fresh males and one female were found, this was my first female for a very long time.
Unfortunately I was only permitted one shot of the female Wall before she was lost.

The other feature of the day was the very large number of Whites present, and all seemed fresh.
Other Butterflies of note were several fresh Red Admirals, Peacocks and a single Comma.
In another area a lone female Common Blue was found in the grass.

A very interesting day.
Trevor.
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Re: Trevor

Postby millerd » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:56 pm

Those Walls look nice and fresh, so I suspect you're right and a third brood is underway, Trevor. :) All those whites may mean they could be drifting over the Channel like the ones I saw in Kent - or maybe they're the offspring of those that did earlier.

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Re: Trevor

Postby trevor » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:09 pm

Thanks Dave, All the Whites were fresh, even those with a few nicks.
To see the Walls, maybe a visit, if we get a fine day, next week. There may be a few more by then.
Strangely, none of today's Walls were found on the steps.

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Re: Trevor

Postby Wurzel » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:08 pm

Great Wall shots Trevor :D The Comma's comma looks interesting too...more of a line than the punctuation mark :D

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Re: Trevor

Postby trevor » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:44 pm

Tide Mills was to be my ultimate destination today, but as the best route from home
takes me past High and Over I thought I would make a quick stop.
As I entered the meadow at the bottom of the steps, two familiar figures , Bob Eade
and Dave ( millerd ) , were already searching for Wall Browns.
I was politely asked not to sit on a Red Admiral, which was waiting patiently on a bench
seat for the sun to return. Also, I was sickened to learn of a patient female Wall that had
posed for them earlier.
Several male Walls were seen and photographed, then, the prize of the day, a beautiful
female stopped several times and a couple of decent shots were obtained.
We enjoyed a period of sunshine, but generally the weather was cloudy with a cool breeze,
which made approaching a Peacock and a reasonable Meadow Brown, a little easier.

Any similarity between my images and Dave's is purely coincidental, but quite likely ! :lol: .

Good to spend the morning with you both,
Trevor.
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Re: Trevor

Postby millerd » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:51 pm

Yes, that was rather a good morning Trevor and very good to see you and Bob too. :) Hmm - the butterflies do look awfully familiar, but it'll be a little while before I get round to posting my shots, and I don't think they are going to compete... :)

Cheers,

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Re: Trevor

Postby Maximus » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:14 pm

Nice to see those stunning third brood Wall Browns, that you found on your first - and second visit :)

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Re: Trevor

Postby Goldie M » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:14 pm

Great Wall Browns Trevor, I've looked for them here but no luck yet :D Goldie :D

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Re: Trevor

Postby Wurzel » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:36 pm

That female Wall certainly seemed like she was worth waiting for :D :mrgreen: I shall now read Dave's to compare notes as it were :wink: :lol:

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Re: Trevor

Postby David M » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:21 pm

Wall Browns seem to be in vogue right now. You have encouraged me to get out and see if I can find any myself on my patch.

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Re: Trevor

Postby trevor » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:34 pm

Many thanks everyone. I am glad you have enjoyed my adventures with the Wall Browns.
Now for more of the same...............

This morning I had Tide Mills in my sights, but again stopping off at High and Over on the way.
I arrived under a cloudless sky, with a temperature of 16c. Once in the meadow at the bottom
of the steps I was sheltered from the persistent cool breeze, and the direct sun soon made it
uncomfortably hot !. The warmth of the sun had already made the Wall Browns very active,
and I was soon joining in with their chases.
Only males were on the wing, including one poor specimen, well past his prime.

I later returned to the car to resume my journey to Tide Mills and the temperature was still 16c
according to the reading on my info screen.
Tide Mills was very quiet, with only a few Whites on the wing. By now the constant breeze was becoming stronger,
keeping any Clouded Yellows present, in hiding.

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Re: Trevor

Postby Allan.W. » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:12 pm

Some excellent Wall images today(and recently ) Trevor, good numbers over the border in Kent too ,I,m pleased to say !. Any late Brown Hairstreaks hanging on at Steyning ,would you happen to know ? Staying down in the Arundel area for a few days so been doing a bit of homework ! Regards Allan.W.

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Re: Trevor

Postby trevor » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:36 pm

HI Allan.

Steyning is certainly worth a look. BH have been seen at this stage in September in previous years.
But, if any are found they will be past their best.

Good luck,
Trevor.

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Re: Trevor

Postby Allan.W. » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:43 pm

Thanks for that Trevor ,may well give it a go !! Regards Allan.W.

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Re: Trevor

Postby Goldie M » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:04 am

Great shots of the Wall again Trevor, It's amazing how when so badly worn they still fly. :) Goldie :D

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Re: Trevor

Postby trevor » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:15 pm

Had things turned out differently today I would have been posting another Wall Brown report.
I am currently in Wiltshire, so this morning I popped up to St. Peters church to see if any Wall Browns were present.
None were seen, but there was a gale force wind blowing.
However I did find four species in about an hour, three fresh Commas, including one with very strong markings,
A fresh Red Admiral, two fresh Speckled Woods and a Large White.

Not bad for a day of wind and sharp showers.

Trevor.
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