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Recent content by InternetMan

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    Small, brown and mothy

    Thanks Rosaria. Not the first time I've been caught out by this one. But Googling around, that terminal fold and 'flat winged' appearance seem omnipresent, so hopefully I've got this species down now.
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    Small, brown and mothy

    This wee tortrix is doing my head in. I swear he even looks blurry in a 10x hand lens. He's about half a centimetre long, obscurely marked in grey-brown on brown-grey, and came to actinic light in Sussex last night. I can't even get to genus. Anyone? Please?
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    Pellet contents

    Does anyone think they might be rabbit bones? Dropped by a buzzard?
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    Pellet contents

    Thank you — I did look at that page but I couldn’t really identify these bones against the images. It’s the first time I’ve done this, though, so good to hear any and all thoughts.
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    Pellet contents

    The card they're on measures 7.5cm x 4.5cm (so a bit smaller than a business card)
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    Odd looking Plume, North Wales.

    Well I'd be bunging these pics to the county recorder, just in case.
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    Pellet contents

    Good question. It’s quite an open sort of landscape, river mouth with meadows, so I’m sure there must be tawnies about but it wouldn’t be my first thought. The only owl I’m certain hunts there is short-eared.
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    Is this Triaxomera fulvimitrella?

    Would more/better pics help, or is this one easily confused? Sorry, it isn't one I'm familiar with.
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    Pellet contents

    Is there a better forum to post under? Wasn't sure where to put this question.
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    Pellet contents

    Hello My son brought a bag of bird pellet(s) back from a camping trip in the Cuckmere valley in East Sussex, UK. From the pale grey colour, I assume they're quite old. They were apparently found in a field, some distance from the nearest obvious perch. The habitat is wet meadow. Aside from a...
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    Is this Triaxomera fulvimitrella?

    Came to actinic light in Sussex yesterday evening. FL is about 5mm.
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    Another poisoned eagle in Sussex

    I don’t, but the birds do seem to like the Arun Valley. The use of a banned substance takes away the defence of “accidental result of a lawful process” but I guess pinning it on individuals will take a bit of work. I don’t do social media but this is absolutely the sort of thing it’s made...
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    Is this a nightingale?

    Thank you! Yes I wanted to sanity-check against the song thrushes, blackcaps and the like which are common hereabouts. At the time I was pretty certain but it was such a brief encounter I kind of talked myself out of it afterwards. Hooray for smartphones!
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    Is this a nightingale?

    Briefly heard in Sussex the other morning -- and an even briefer recording. It's for the record so I'd like to be doubly sure.
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