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Goldie M
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Re: David M

Postby Goldie M » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:03 pm

Love the shot of the Owl David and glad you saw a Butterfly, if the weather takes up you'll probably see more.Goldie :D

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Re: David M

Postby David M » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:31 pm

Friday 27th October - Saying farewell....

Took today off as it was forecast sunny, mild (15c) and wind free and that was precisely what greeted me when I arrived at Port Eynon on the south Gower coast at 1.20pm:

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The clocks go back on Sunday, which is something I always dread as it symbolises the onset of winter. So, I wanted one last chance to see a few late season butterflies before the dark evenings and the frosts arrive.

There weren't too many about to be honest. Three airborne Red Admirals were seen but the ivy clad walls at the rear of this site were bereft, surprisingly.

Only one butterfly settled long enough for me to get an image - this Small Tortoiseshell came down in the grassy dunes:

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There was a surprise appearance by a Painted Lady as I was walking back to the car park. It was flying towards the sea so I don't know if it was heading south for the winter. In addition, I got another unexpected species when I saw a male Large White fluttering along the roadside hedgerows on my drive back. I'm sure I won't see another of those prior to next spring!

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Re: David M

Postby millerd » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:34 pm

Nice to see a Small Tortoiseshell, David. :) They've long since disappeared from my patch.

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Re: David M

Postby bugboy » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:10 pm

Like Dave, I've not seen a Small Tort for some time now. Hope your one finds somewhere to sleep soon, can't be long before the first frosts hit us.
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Re: David M

Postby essexbuzzard » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:30 pm

I echo that, I also dread the clocks going back, as it goes dark halfway through the afternoon! I don't think I've seen a tort since August, so well done!

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Re: David M

Postby Andrew555 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:57 am

Agree with the sentiments here..
Clocks going back :(
Small Tortoiseshell :D

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Re: David M

Postby Goldie M » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:36 pm

No Tortoiseshell for a few weeks now, It's great you got a shot of one. Goldie :D


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