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Re: Janet Turnbull

Postby Janet Turnbull » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:40 am

bugboy wrote: I could be wrong but I think those first 3 images of ovipositing long tailed blues is actually a Lang's Short-tailed Blue :D

Having looked them up on the wiki, I think you may be right. The first three don't have that distinctive white mark seen on the others. In which case it's another first for me! Thanks Paul!

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Postby Padfield » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:24 pm

Hi Janet. Buggy is absolutely right - that is a Lang’s short-tailed blue.

I have made a page here: http://www.guypadfield.com/butterflyhouse.html where you will find all the butterfy-house butterflies you posted, and probably most or all of any you didn’t post. I leave you the challenge of seeing if you can! :wink:

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Postby Janet Turnbull » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:53 pm

Padfield wrote:Hi Janet. Buggy is absolutely right - that is a Lang’s short-tailed blue.

I have made a page here: http://www.guypadfield.com/butterflyhouse.html where you will find all the butterfy-house butterflies you posted, and probably most or all of any you didn’t post. I leave you the challenge of seeing if you can! :wink:

Guy

Thank you Guy! A wonderful resource - and I have identified my three as: Forest Giant Owl, Tiger longwing, and either a True Cattleheart or an Iphilamus Cattleheart (what a name) as mine isn't showing any edge spots.

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Re: Janet Turnbull

Postby David M » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:27 pm

Nice set of reports, Janet. You've certainly enjoyed an eclectic mix of species lately.

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Re: Janet Turnbull

Postby Chris Jackson » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:39 pm

Hi Janet,
I've enjoyed looking at your photos and reading about your adventures.
The photo of the Woodland Grayling (from Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:39 pm) looks a little like H. semele, but I'm not sure - worth a second glance - I stand to be corrected.
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Postby Padfield » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:00 pm

Chris Jackson wrote:The photo of the Woodland Grayling (from Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:39 pm) looks a little like H. semele, but I'm not sure - worth a second glance - I stand to be corrected.


It is indeed semele (grayling). On the other hand, the rock grayling looks distinctly like woodland grayling. These two are difficult to tell apart with certainty but I'd definitely lean this way.

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Re: Janet Turnbull

Postby Janet Turnbull » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:26 pm

Padfield wrote:
Chris Jackson wrote:The photo of the Woodland Grayling (from Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:39 pm) looks a little like H. semele, but I'm not sure - worth a second glance - I stand to be corrected.


It is indeed semele (grayling). On the other hand, the rock grayling looks distinctly like woodland grayling. These two are difficult to tell apart with certainty but I'd definitely lean this way.

Guy

PS - glad you found my butterfly house page useful, Janet.


Chris, Guy: I looked long and hard and seem to have got them all wrong! :oops: Thanks for the corrections.
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Re: Janet Turnbull

Postby Janet Turnbull » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:21 pm

25th October
Out for a ramble at Bollington near Macclesfield, Cheshire. Lunch was at the cafe at Clarence Mill - a place so popular we had to sit at tables outside. A Red Admiral was nectaring on the hebe bushes and took little notice of us. Eventually the sunshine moved off and she flew higher up the mill building to where the sun was still warming the walls and settled on a white windowsill.
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Postby Janet Turnbull » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:00 pm

I wonder if anyone can identify this egg - it was on a blackthorn close to a couple of Brown Hairstreak eggs at Gait Barrows 0n 8th November. It was the BrHS I was trying to photograph but the camera focused on the one I didn't see!
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Postby Janet Turnbull » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:06 pm

Ah - I see Tom Dunbar has already asked the question and it has been ID'd as a possible Green-brindled Crescent moth.

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Re: Janet Turnbull

Postby Janet Turnbull » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:55 pm

No sign of any overwintering butterflies yet.
I took part in the Big Garden Birdwatch and saw two bluetits and a blackbird, which was a very disappointing total. Next morning there were bluetits, coal tits, great tits, a robin, a dunnock and a pair of blackbirds, but I had already sent my result in.
Delighted to discover yesterday that the long-tailed tits have returned, and I managed this shot of one of them.
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Re: Janet Turnbull

Postby Wurzel » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:41 pm

That's always the way isn't it Janet - hardly any birds on the Garden Birdwatch and then the next day buket loads :roll: Great Long-tailed Tit shot :D
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Re: Janet Turnbull

Postby David M » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:38 pm

I too am seeing lots of Long Tailed Tits, Janet. They're beautiful birds, with a captivating and delicate squeaking call, almost mouse-like.

They are present in numbers by my workplace though I rarely see them in the garden areas of my estate.

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Re: Janet Turnbull

Postby essexbuzzard » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:53 pm

Murphy’s law, Janet! You did well with your long tailed tit picture, though, as they rarely sit still for long.

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Re: Janet Turnbull

Postby bugboy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:20 pm

Looks like it's Long-tailed Tit season at the moment!
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Re: Janet Turnbull

Postby Goldie M » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:27 am

I agree, loads of Long Tailed Tits in my Garden at present. Goldie :D


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