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Re: Gary.N

Postby Gary.N » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:02 pm

Thanks for your comments guys. Sorry it has been a while but work and home life over took me. I just about found time for this post, too continue my diary.

Sunday 10th September 2017

Another day that the forecast showed cloud moving in for the afternoon. So a trip to Abbot's was in order. The amount of Red Adirmal's, Peacock's and Comma's was amazing. I couldn't walk 5 metres down some ride and not see 3 or 4 of them at a time. There was the odd Painted Lady and white thrown in too.

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Saturday 16th September 2017
It was a cloudy day I spent at home doing a few odd jobs. Then it clear up for a while and warm. I looked out into the garden and there was a few things flying around. So this is what I got in about 20 minutes of sun.
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Sunday 17th September 2017
Transect day. Lots of Coppers, but no Ab's. Did get a nice shot of a Small Heath with it's wings open just before I got back to the car. :D
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Saturday 23rd September 2017
The last transect of the year for the Heath. It is always sad. You know that winter is just around the corner. But it's not here yet. :D
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Re: Gary.N

Postby Gary.N » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:22 pm

22th October 2017
It had been a while since I had gotten out to look for anything. It was sunny so I went to the Gallop's as there is normally some Red Admiral's and Copper's this time of year still. But I found a lot more. Peacock's, Red Admiral's, Comma's, Copper's, Speckled wood's, Wall's, Clouded Yellow's. They were all very mobile and I don't get many good shots.
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It started to cloud over so a start back to the car down the hill and I saw what I throught was a Common Blue. I stopped to take a look at it as it was probably the last one I would see of the year and it wasn't a Common Blue. But it was a Long Tailed Blue. I got a couple of shot and I lost it. I searched for about 10 minutes and found it again in the grass. Just sitting there. By this point the cloud had come over. So I phoned James up. By the time him and Bob had got there a brief bit of the had occurred and it had disappear for good. Sorry Guys. Bob did found a Helix Clouded Yellow were the LTB was and that was a first one I have seen. So the Gallops bring the goods in again. :D
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Re: Gary.N

Postby Wurzel » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:32 pm

Very envious of your LTB Gary :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: It must be your pay back for not being able to have gotten out as much :D

Have a goodun

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Postby Gary.N » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:32 pm

Today 27th October 2017

Today I went to a few sights around the local area with James. We meet Bob at one of them. It was good enjoyable sunny day. :D We saw quiet a few species. Lots Red Admiral's. Then the were a few Peacock's and Clouded Yellow's. And finally a Comma, Speckled wood, Brimstone, Wall, Common Blue female (Same spot as the LTB last week. Hoped for a few seconds. But I think it is Ab.Thestylis :D ) and Copper.

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Re: Gary.N

Postby Gary.N » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:35 pm

Thanks Wurzel. Another very luckly find for the year. :D

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Re: Gary.N

Postby David M » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:42 pm

Good return for late October, Gary.

By the way, I like your Small Heath with wings open from the earlier post. You don't see that too often!

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Re: Gary.N

Postby Gary.N » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:52 pm

Thanks David. It kept flicking it wings open. I caught the shot just right.

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Re: Gary.N

Postby Andrew555 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:18 am

Some terrific shots of some lovely butterflies Gary.
Though it's dangerous for me looking at photos like this, always makes me think about buying another camera!

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Re: Gary.N

Postby bugboy » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:28 am

Some great images Gary but a Long-tailed Blue :mrgreen: , a near mythical beast for me!
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Re: Gary.N

Postby trevor » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:31 am

Your Long Tailed Blue was a great find. This happened to James, Katrina and myself last Autumn,
we were casually walking at Tide Mills, when suddenly there was an LTB almost at our feet !.
Like you, we all managed a snatched shot of it as proof of the find.

Fingers crossed for Park Corner next year,
Trevor.

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Re: Gary.N

Postby David M » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:20 pm

Only just seen your Long Tailed Blue, Gary. You are one of only a tiny number who has seen this species on UK soil this year so well done.

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Re: Gary.N

Postby Goldie M » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:19 am

Well Done indeed, what a find! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Goldie :D

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Postby Gary.N » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:00 pm

Thankyou Goldie, David, Trevor and Bugboy. The LTB was one of my best finds of the year. Bugboy the LTB is nearly a mythical beast for me too. I only seen 5 since I have been looking, but that is more the most.

Trevor. Yes, please cross your finger for next year too, for next year at Rowland's Wood and Abbot's Wood. It going to be a long nevre racking winter for me. So fingers crossed and more.

Sunday 29th October 2017

Had a bit of luck in the Garden today. I had 7 Red Admiral's flying around and I got a few good shots. Andrew, if you don't want to be temped by a new camera I advise not to look further. :D
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Re: Gary.N

Postby Andrew555 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:47 pm

:lol: Gary, I can't resist!
Great shots, love these butterflies on garden flowers, the colours are just wonderful.
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Re: Gary.N

Postby trevor » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:21 pm

Congrats. to you and Theresa on your award, very well deserved.

Best wishes,
Trevor.

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Re: Gary.N

Postby Pete Eeles » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:56 am

trevor wrote:Congrats. to you and Theresa on your award, very well deserved.

Best wishes,
Trevor.


Agree - congrats Gary (and Theresa) on the BC Outstanding Volunteer award for your excellent work on the Small and Pearl-bordered fritillaries! It was great to meet you both and hear about your ever-so-interesting observations!

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Re: Gary.N

Postby Wurzel » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:15 am

Congratulations Gary to both you and Theresa on your award, sterling stuff :D
Great set of shots form your last post by the way :D

Have a goodun

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Re: Gary.N

Postby bugboy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:40 pm

Couldn't agree more, well done and very deserving :)
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Re: Gary.N

Postby David M » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:35 pm

Great effort, Gary, and nice to see it recognised. Well done!

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Re: Gary.N

Postby Andrew555 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:21 am

Now I've seen your picture Gary, I think I spoke to you once at Lullington Heath :)
Congrats to you both on your awards.

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