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Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 24th September 2020, 21:55
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By Surreybirder
Not strictly on the same subject (sorry!) but...

Not strictly on the same subject (sorry!) but have others noticed that it is now much harder to get useful data out of eBird? I used to keep a list of all the birds I saw each month at my local...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 13:59
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Surreybirder
Thanks, PDW!

Thanks, PDW!
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 13:57
Replies: 136
Views: 6,812
Posted By Surreybirder
I am not an avid Odo-chaser as some on this...

I am not an avid Odo-chaser as some on this thread appear to be but I've enjoyed finding a few species on my local patch. I had my first common blue damsel of the year yesterday. It makes me wonder...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 21st September 2020, 21:12
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Surreybirder
thanks, SA. It's a good little spot as I also had...

thanks, SA.
It's a good little spot as I also had a common blue damsel there today.
Didn't there used to be a thread of Odo sightings?
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 20th September 2020, 19:53
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Surreybirder
Thanks, BH.

Thanks, BH.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 20th September 2020, 18:57
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Surreybirder
damselfly ID confirmation

I think these are a willow emerald damselfly and a fem. blue-tailed. The former would be a new one for me if confirmed. Thanks.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 9th September 2020, 15:01
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Surreybirder
Thanks, Jim, I obviously didn't look hard enough!...

Thanks, Jim, I obviously didn't look hard enough! Although, to be fair to myself, the picture in 'Dragonflies through binoculars' is tiny!
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 8th September 2020, 20:53
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Surreybirder
US dragonfly

A friend in the US sent me this photo. I've been trying to ID it but it doesn't quite match any of the photos in the only book I have on N. American odos.
The photo was taken near Boston, Mass. My...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 30th August 2020, 16:21
Replies: 216
Views: 5,330
Posted By Surreybirder
Awesome... and love the photos.

Awesome... and love the photos.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 5th July 2020, 21:36
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Surreybirder
No, it's just that a friend who is into insects...

No, it's just that a friend who is into insects thought that it couldn't be IDed to species.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 5th July 2020, 10:47
Replies: 216
Views: 5,330
Posted By Surreybirder
Windy here, too. I did get a few moths - all NFY:...

Windy here, too. I did get a few moths - all NFY: dark arches; buff ermine; smoky wainscot; green pug; flame; heart and dart. A few micros still to ID.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 4th July 2020, 17:15
Replies: 136
Views: 6,812
Posted By Surreybirder
another ruddy darter near my home in Surrey....

another ruddy darter near my home in Surrey. Unusually, I seem to be seeing more ruddy than common darters so far this year.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 4th July 2020, 17:07
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Surreybirder
Thanks for the correction. Are you sure that it...

Thanks for the correction. Are you sure that it is livida?
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 4th July 2020, 12:29
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Surreybirder
the middle one looks like some sort of solitary...

the middle one looks like some sort of solitary bee to me. The hover is a lovely photo but I'm not too good on the Syrphidae.
Not certain that it's a robber fly. The one I saw recently had a massive...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 4th July 2020, 12:26
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Surreybirder
Peculiar leg arrangement! Is that normal?

Peculiar leg arrangement! Is that normal?
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 4th July 2020, 12:18
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Surreybirder
It does... thanks, Andy.

It does... thanks, Andy.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 4th July 2020, 06:45
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Surreybirder
PNG hawk

I don't know whether anyone can help with this hawkmoth, spotted by my brother in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 3rd July 2020, 21:35
Replies: 136
Views: 6,812
Posted By Surreybirder
I think it's a southern hawker but better wait...

I think it's a southern hawker but better wait for the experts.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 3rd July 2020, 16:54
Replies: 216
Views: 5,330
Posted By Surreybirder
I'm not as active as most on this forum but I've...

I'm not as active as most on this forum but I've found a couple of nice moths in daylight during the last couple of days. If my ID of Dasycera oliviella is correct (I'm waiting to hear back from my...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 26th June 2020, 19:12
Replies: 136
Views: 6,812
Posted By Surreybirder
First common darter of the year for me today.

First common darter of the year for me today.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 25th June 2020, 22:21
Replies: 442
Views: 13,065
Posted By Surreybirder
Isn't that mother of pearl?

Isn't that mother of pearl?
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 25th June 2020, 17:07
Replies: 442
Views: 13,065
Posted By Surreybirder
Going round the garden in the tropical heat I...

Going round the garden in the tropical heat I came across two moths. One is a yellow shell but the other had me scratching my head until I realised that it might be a micro (it wasn't obviously...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 25th June 2020, 17:01
Replies: 136
Views: 6,812
Posted By Surreybirder
Nice ruddy darter in the garden yesterday along...

Nice ruddy darter in the garden yesterday along with a beautiful demoiselle; and a broad-bodied chaser. The white-legged damselfly is from our local wildlife centre today - not the greatest of shots....
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 10th June 2020, 21:05
Replies: 136
Views: 6,812
Posted By Surreybirder
I seem to get mostly large red and azure damsels...

I seem to get mostly large red and azure damsels in the garden with occasional demoiselles (two species). Common damsel never seems to come. But I do get the odd blue-tailed damsel (see photo). I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th June 2020, 06:08
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By Surreybirder
No offence taken!

No offence taken!
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