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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 31st March 2016, 18:38
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By Mouldy
Food for Thought

Thanks for the input folks, a bit of food for thought there with the tail-less sparrowhawk theory, which could also explain the strange look to the tail on a couple of images.
Enough doubt there to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 30th March 2016, 20:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By Mouldy
Goshawk/Sparrowhawk UK

I spotted this distant accipiter giving a brief display this morning and was convinced it was a Goshawk while watching it but am no expert and have been fooled on many occasions in the past by...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 17th July 2014, 19:34
Replies: 161
Views: 25,878
Posted By Mouldy
Anyone out there know of reliable sites in the...

Anyone out there know of reliable sites in the Windermere area of the Lake District for Beautiful Demoiselle and/or Keeled Skimmer? Preferably with reasonably easy access as I'll have the family in...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 21st June 2014, 19:59
Replies: 161
Views: 25,878
Posted By Mouldy
Last year (July 7th to be precise) I got Northern...

Last year (July 7th to be precise) I got Northern Emerald at Uath Lochans. As we got lost on the way (my rubbish navigational skills) we only had a short time there but enough to bag a foraging male...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 16th May 2014, 19:54
Replies: 654
Views: 144,442
Posted By Mouldy
Kites on Display

Anyone going in to Newcastle in the next few days might be interested in seeing my exhibition : Red Kite Retrospective (and a bit more besides) at Newcastle City Library until Wednesday...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 13th March 2014, 22:41
Replies: 654
Views: 144,442
Posted By Mouldy
That's the amazing thing June, I take photos of...

That's the amazing thing June, I take photos of birds in the garden from the kitchen window and the quality (from no more than 12-15 feet) is terrible.
I've taken photos before of Flame in those...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 13th March 2014, 22:36
Replies: 654
Views: 144,442
Posted By Mouldy
Interesting Mick, I was just assuming he was one...

Interesting Mick, I was just assuming he was one of the pair that nested on the farm as he's always hereabouts, but I maybe have that wrong. I've passed on more detailed info to Ken anyway and will...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 13th March 2014, 20:04
Replies: 654
Views: 144,442
Posted By Mouldy
Come in Number 6 . . . .

Took these photos of Flame on Tuesday morning, the amazing thing about them is that are taken from the bairn's bedroom window, and haven't turned out bad seeing as they're at 18x zoom through...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 5th August 2013, 22:41
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By Mouldy
Looks good for female Calico Pennant to me ? But...

Looks good for female Calico Pennant to me ? But not being familiar with too many US species am not sure if there are any similar for confusion.

Cheers.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 12th July 2013, 23:20
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By Mouldy
Hairy query ?

Has anyone ever noted Brachytron pratense hawking in woodland? Reason I ask is I have an unsolved mystery from back on June 30th when I saw my first hawker of the year in a small woodland clearing...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 26th February 2013, 22:19
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By Mouldy
Cheers Martin, that's exactly what I've done, I...

Cheers Martin,

that's exactly what I've done, I didn't think it right to keep it shut up in a box for too long only to die without using its wings for the purpose they were intended, so tonight it...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 25th February 2013, 23:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By Mouldy
A Shady Character

The final part of the saga occured today as this feller was found in the customised home I'd made for Henry the caterpillar.
I don't know an awful lot about moths but I recognised this one as an...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 6th February 2013, 22:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By Mouldy
Thanks Jono, have looked at hundreds of...

Thanks Jono, have looked at hundreds of caterpillar photos but haven't found an exact match, dorsal view shows just the same colouring as what you see in the pic., just the pale lines along the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 6th February 2013, 22:08
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By Mouldy
Thanks for the info and advice, my main concern...

Thanks for the info and advice, my main concern was if it were to emerge while still in the grip of winter, but hopefully we may be well on the way to spring if not beyond by the time anything...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 4th February 2013, 19:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By Mouldy
Took it's time but late last week our caterpillar...

Took it's time but late last week our caterpillar transformed into a shiny chestnut-coloured chrysalis.
Pardon my ignorance and as we don't know the species this might be a daft question but how...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 14th January 2013, 19:50
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By Mouldy
Thanks Paul, sound advice. I forget that with...

Thanks Paul, sound advice.
I forget that with there being so many moth species an ID would be difficult, I just thought that whatever it is would be common and well known. I'll certainly hang on to...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 11th January 2013, 23:04
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By Mouldy
caterpillar ID and advice request

Found this caterpillar today on a cauliflower from Tesco, originated in Cornwall now in Gateshead. Been searching google but no further forward with an ID so would be grateful for any help.
Also, I...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 16th November 2012, 12:35
Replies: 654
Views: 144,442
Posted By Mouldy
Family photos

I don't often get the chance to photograph kites (being armed with just a point and press camera and also being a poor photographer in my own right) but was able to snap a couple of perched kites...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 7th May 2012, 12:37
Replies: 32
Views: 4,818
Posted By Mouldy
Aye, very good :-O

Aye, very good :-O
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 6th May 2012, 13:05
Replies: 32
Views: 4,818
Posted By Mouldy
Just noted this thread but every time I hear a...

Just noted this thread but every time I hear a tale like this it reminds me of a conversation I had a few years back in a shop in the village (btw I live in the derwent valley, core area of the...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 26th March 2012, 20:46
Replies: 654
Views: 144,442
Posted By Mouldy
Thanks for that Mick, very interesting. Doubt...

Thanks for that Mick, very interesting. Doubt I'll ever truly get to the bottom of it but this being the case I'm happy to put it down as a possible black kite, probable escape. (but rest assured...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 25th March 2012, 22:43
Replies: 654
Views: 144,442
Posted By Mouldy
June, do you know of an abberant plumaged red...

June, do you know of an abberant plumaged red kite locally. I was at Lockhaugh last Thursday and saw a kite without white wing patches, only realising today that if not an odd red kite it was most...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 20th March 2012, 14:59
Replies: 654
Views: 144,442
Posted By Mouldy
cheers June, hadn't looked in on the website in...

cheers June,

hadn't looked in on the website in a while, a mine of information:t:

A.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 18th March 2012, 21:32
Replies: 654
Views: 144,442
Posted By Mouldy
Any recent news on E3 (was it Bobby Nostrils?)...

Any recent news on E3 (was it Bobby Nostrils?) the chick featured on the programme. Great little item by the way.

A.
Forum: Durham Saturday 25th February 2012, 18:06
Replies: 17,241
Views: 3,962,579
Posted By Mouldy
Yes Steve, they call them landrovers :-O

Yes Steve, they call them landrovers :-O
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