January 2018

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David M
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January 2018

Postby David M » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:00 pm

May I extend fulsome New Year wishes to all UKB members (albeit 2 hours before Big Ben sounds its chimes) and one hopes that 2018 brings many delightful moments for everybody.

Meantime, good luck hunting in this most austere of months. Hopefully, in 6 weeks time we'll all be getting some early action.

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Vince Massimo
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Re: January 2018

Postby Vince Massimo » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:38 pm

No butterflies about at the moment, and none likely any time soon, but there are early stages to find and observe. Today, the nettle plants that I have been monitoring in the shelter of a south-facing cemetery wall in Crawley produced a Red Admiral larva emerging from its egg.

Red Admiral larva preparing to emerge - Crawley, Sussex 7-Jan-2018

Red Admiral larva emerging - Crawley, Sussex 7-Jan-2018

Red Admiral larva (newly emerged) - Crawley, Sussex 7-Jan-2018

There are also still scores of unhatched eggs.

The temperature today was 6C in sunny conditions, but with a cold wind.


A more detailed report is here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9581&p=127279#p127279

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Re: January 2018

Postby adrian riley » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:15 pm

Hear, hear!
Adrian Riley and all at Bugalert.

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Re: January 2018

Postby andy brown » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:20 pm

Red admiral on the wing yesterday at Romsey seen whilst looking for the Hawfinches.

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January Red Ad.

Postby Allan.W. » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:38 pm

Red Admiral reported yesterday (16th) at Dungeness Bird Observatory ! Regards Allan.W.

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