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Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 11th June 2014, 10:18
Replies: 1,029
Views: 175,344
Posted By luke
two plants in flower at RSPB Radipole Lake at the...

two plants in flower at RSPB Radipole Lake at the moment. I beleive one is 'atrofuscus' and the other 'fulvafusca'? Not sure though.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 11th June 2014, 08:55
Replies: 1,029
Views: 175,344
Posted By luke
I know, things have gone down hill! Hope your...

I know, things have gone down hill! Hope your well mate! Will be visiting in a month or so, so will make sure we meet up.

Back to the orchids. Will try to get a few pics this morning if I get chance.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 10th June 2014, 11:39
Replies: 1,029
Views: 175,344
Posted By luke
Atrofuscus/fulvasusca Bee Orchids now out at RSPB...

Atrofuscus/fulvasusca Bee Orchids now out at RSPB Radipole Lake in Weymouth. One is out properly and is a completely plain brown one and another plant (just about to flower) which appears to be all...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Friday 13th December 2013, 14:39
Replies: 247
Views: 70,853
Posted By luke
Having a great winter in Weymouth for Med Gull...

Having a great winter in Weymouth for Med Gull ring sightings. Since the start of october I'm getting somewhere near 70 or 80 sightings of probably 40 odd birds. So far countries of origin have been...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th December 2013, 11:52
Replies: 25
Views: 4,660
Posted By luke
I would say that's a hybrid. Certainly shows...

I would say that's a hybrid. Certainly shows characteristics of both species. They do exist in the falconry world.
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Friday 6th December 2013, 16:50
Replies: 2
Views: 1,259
Posted By luke
From what I've heard from friends in Wales,...

From what I've heard from friends in Wales, unless things change dramatically, wildlife's in for a pretty rough ride in Wales over the next few years! Disgusted to hear their charging ringers to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th October 2013, 18:51
Replies: 32
Views: 2,406
Posted By luke
I'd say that was a Long-eared Owl. Face just...

I'd say that was a Long-eared Owl. Face just looks right plus as others have said, body streaking etc...
Forum: Gwent Friday 25th October 2013, 22:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,365
Posted By luke
Hi Delia, I'm good. Nipping back to Gwent next...

Hi Delia, I'm good. Nipping back to Gwent next weekend for the Book Launch and the Welsh birdy conference. Probably won't get much chance to do any birding but will be nice to be back, albeit...
Forum: Gwent Friday 25th October 2013, 17:59
Replies: 2
Views: 1,365
Posted By luke
NEW BOOK - Birdwatching walks in Gwent

Thought it was worth highlighting the publication of Gwent Ornithological Societies new book, 'Birdwatching Walks in Gwent'. It's marking the clubs 50th year and should be a useful guide to anyone...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 9th October 2013, 16:44
Replies: 14
Views: 2,582
Posted By luke
The bird looks quite large as well. Surely not a...

The bird looks quite large as well. Surely not a good thing if your wanting a Lesser Scaup?
Forum: Dorset Wednesday 21st August 2013, 11:17
Replies: 3,588
Views: 563,049
Posted By luke
That's probably the best one in my opinion also.

That's probably the best one in my opinion also.
Forum: Latest news from the RSPB Thursday 20th June 2013, 18:00
Replies: 29
Views: 6,957
Posted By luke
Re-branding is so much more than just a logo. Its...

Re-branding is so much more than just a logo. Its the whole way to thinking for the charity. I actually work for them but before anyone asks, I've got no idea how much every cost but I think it will...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 17th June 2013, 12:42
Replies: 1,173
Views: 189,047
Posted By luke
A few Bee's now flowering at RSPB Radipole Lake...

A few Bee's now flowering at RSPB Radipole Lake in Weymouth. So far just one is of the atrofuscus/fulvafusca variety which is just about to flower nicely.
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Wednesday 24th April 2013, 18:26
Replies: 17
Views: 4,525
Posted By luke
I don't think the BTO will be able to shed any...

I don't think the BTO will be able to shed any light on it. Very unlikely to be from any of their schemes. I've seen this in Weymouth and think its someone who's probably rehab'd the bird and let it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th December 2012, 16:26
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
Posted By luke
I wouldn't like to say without seeing the rump. I...

I wouldn't like to say without seeing the rump. I ring quite a lot of these this time of year, some of which look rather pale on the mantle but the rump is usally just a little too dark for a white...
Forum: Dorset Wednesday 7th November 2012, 19:18
Replies: 3,588
Views: 563,049
Posted By luke
The Great Grey Shrike should perhaps say 'a Great...

The Great Grey Shrike should perhaps say 'a Great Grey Shrike' as it appears to be ringed. Have birds from previous winters had rings on them? Obviously it could have got its ring between visits...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th November 2012, 21:36
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By luke
Certainly wouldn't be able to call that one on...

Certainly wouldn't be able to call that one on those photo's. Saying that i'd favour Yellow-legged Gull perhaps?...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 2nd October 2012, 19:05
Replies: 47
Views: 11,206
Posted By luke
A flock of 6 appeared at RSPB Radipole Lake...

A flock of 6 appeared at RSPB Radipole Lake yesterday in Weymouth. they appeared to come in from Weymouth bay. First i've ever seen at the reserve.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 12th August 2012, 19:49
Replies: 65
Views: 13,834
Posted By luke
Very frustrating morning at Radipole Lake today....

Very frustrating morning at Radipole Lake today. Went out ringing full of hope and it was going well until it absolutely poured down with rain and got me soaked. Had to abandon the morning and head...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 9th August 2012, 22:07
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By luke
That looks like you could be right, says its...

That looks like you could be right, says its variable on ukmoths.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 9th August 2012, 20:19
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By luke
Another micro

Hi,

Another one which I'm in need of help with! Doesn't seem to be in the new micro book and the nearest thing on UKmoths is quite rare.

thanks in advance.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 9th August 2012, 19:58
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By luke
thanks very much. Must admit the ermine threw me...

thanks very much. Must admit the ermine threw me somewhat.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 9th August 2012, 19:44
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By luke
two micro's please!

Hey Folks,

Struggling with these two. Any help would be appreciated!

thanks
Forum: Dorset Wednesday 1st August 2012, 15:22
Replies: 3,588
Views: 563,049
Posted By luke
So many things wrong with that post.... I'll...

So many things wrong with that post.... I'll leave it at that!
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Tuesday 3rd July 2012, 21:27
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By luke
Its almost certainly a bird from Newport, Gwent....

Its almost certainly a bird from Newport, Gwent. Can't track down the contacts email though.
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