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Large Copper Kent

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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby bugboy » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:10 am

What the hell :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby Padfield » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:09 am

Without giving any confidential information away, is this an official introduction? Is it self-sustaining or topped-up yearly? Do you know which subspecies it is?

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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby bugboy » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:40 am

Reading in the comments the guy seems very casual about them breeding in his garden!
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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby Padfield » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:49 pm

bugboy wrote:Reading in the comments the guy seems very casual about them breeding in his garden!


Indeed - "They've been around ever since we've lived here, about 8 years.."

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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby IainLeach » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:00 pm

I don't know anymore about this, just came across the post on Facebook. I would guess it's an introduction but not sure whether it is just in his garden or elsewhere nearby. Maybe some of the local Kent observers might try and get in touch with him. It appears to be a self sustaining population if he really has had them every summer for the past 8 years.

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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby Andy Wilson » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:46 pm

His Facebook page says he lives in Dover, so could they be a genuine immigration? Amazing if true!

I'm no expert, but inspection of the UKB species reference page suggests that these are the batavus sub-species, rather than rutilus.

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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby Andy Wilson » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:35 am

Ok, joke over. He's come clean.

Shame though :(

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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby IainLeach » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:09 am

Shame he chose to prove his point in this way.

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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby Pete Eeles » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:07 am

IainLeach wrote:Shame he chose to prove his point in this way.


I completely agree - sucking up the time of conservation-minded people and BC. The equivalent of "wasting police time" (not sure what that is for conservation staff though!).

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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby Padfield » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:14 am

Pete Eeles wrote:The equivalent of "wasting police time" (not sure what that is for conservation staff though!).


In this case, presumably, the crime was maliciously misrepresenting a copper ...

I can't see comments when I visit his page from home or from my iPhone because I haven't got a FaceBook account - I guess I could read them from school because the school does. So what, in brief, was his point?

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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby Pete Eeles » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:28 pm

Padfield wrote:In this case, presumably, the crime was maliciously misrepresenting a copper ...

:lol:

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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby Catteraxe » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:42 pm

I would have thought it would have been better to go through the Facebook settings with his friend and show her how she can tighten up her Facebook access. Or is that too simple (bearing in mind I don't have a Facebook account)?

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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby Andy Wilson » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:02 pm

I would have thought it would have been better to go through the Facebook settings with his friend and show her how she can tighten up her Facebook access. Or is that too simple (bearing in mind I don't have a Facebook account)?


You're quite right. It is really quite simple to ensure that unwanted people don't see what you put on Facebook. I could go on, but this isn't the forum to discuss Facebook security.

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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby bugboy » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:26 pm

I'm just glad I don't have to add another species to my mission statement just yet!
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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby IainLeach » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:23 pm

Hope nobody wasted any time trying to visit the site.

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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby adrian riley » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:14 pm

IainLeach wrote:Are folks aware of this? Large Copper in Kent last few years

https://www.facebook.com/chris.dutton.710?fref=nf

https://www.facebook.com/groups/4161796 ... 168544870/


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Re: Large Copper Kent

Postby Matsukaze » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:19 pm

Could rutilus actually establish in Kent? The climate is not so very different from parts of France where the species flies, and I can imagine the foodplant being established on Romney Marsh and the semi-aquatic bit separating/connecting Thanet and the mainland.


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