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Forum: Northumberland Monday 11th November 2019, 14:25
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Posted By Andy Atkinson
Hi to anyone still checking this thread ! I had a...

Hi to anyone still checking this thread !
I had a Slavonian grebe on Widdrington Lake last weekend, associating with a Great crested Grebe
and a Merlin hunting in Druridge dunes. Some consolation for...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Friday 11th October 2019, 13:07
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By Andy Atkinson
Wow. What a record. Is it still about??

Wow. What a record. Is it still about??
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 1st May 2019, 13:19
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Posted By Andy Atkinson
8.50 plus postage from the guys at...

8.50 plus postage from the guys at Angleps
https://www.angleps.com/pheromones.php

You'll need PH23.

It doesn't look like anything, just a stub of rubber! I keep mine in one of the
little net bags...
Forum: Northumberland Monday 29th April 2019, 13:26
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Posted By Andy Atkinson
Yes we lured 3 or 4 with an Emperor Moth...

Yes we lured 3 or 4 with an Emperor Moth pheromone. It's the best way to see them otherwise you're thrashing round across miles of moorland in the hope you happen upon one. The lures can be kept in...
Forum: Northumberland Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 13:55
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Posted By Andy Atkinson
As this thread has died a death since early March...

As this thread has died a death since early March I'll try and kick off the spring sightings in our county.

While looking for Emperor Moths on the moorland either side of the Brizlee Wood road to...
Forum: Northumberland Monday 28th January 2019, 13:50
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Posted By Andy Atkinson
Hi Derek I hope this lot will stick around for...

Hi Derek
I hope this lot will stick around for your trip...

Long staying female Smew at Widdrington Lake
Scaup at Cresswell

Southern end of the region...

Overwintering Bitterns at Gosforth Park...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 18th September 2018, 13:11
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By Andy Atkinson
Number one looks good for Tamarisk Peacock Terry.

Number one looks good for Tamarisk Peacock Terry.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 23rd August 2018, 13:53
Replies: 51
Views: 4,839
Posted By Andy Atkinson
Really hope you keep on trapping. Love this...

Really hope you keep on trapping. Love this thread - fabulous moths. Wish my mothing was as glamorous in my suburban garden in Newcastle. Any pics of other insects/snakes you get are great too.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 20th June 2018, 13:18
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By Andy Atkinson
I know moth trappers who open their trap in a...

I know moth trappers who open their trap in a small greenhouse to avoid losing moths.
I open my really full traps in my washroom and if anything flies I usually pick it up later
on the window. I...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 20th June 2018, 13:03
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Andy Atkinson
Dusky Brocade (Apamea remissa) perhaps.

Dusky Brocade (Apamea remissa) perhaps.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 5th June 2018, 13:19
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Views: 278
Posted By Andy Atkinson
Think it's a 5-spot burnet moth - Zygaena...

Think it's a 5-spot burnet moth - Zygaena trifolii.
Forum: Northumberland Tuesday 8th May 2018, 13:02
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Posted By Andy Atkinson
First Cuckoo of the year near the car park at...

First Cuckoo of the year near the car park at Lordenshaws, Simonside on Sunday. This was my 'Little Bittern alternative' when this bird decided to vanish - I couldn't get up on Saturday.
Druridge Bay...
Forum: Northumberland Monday 5th March 2018, 13:10
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Posted By Andy Atkinson
Had one of each in my suburban Gosforth garden at...

Had one of each in my suburban Gosforth garden at the weekend. Only the second Fieldfare ever for my garden, the first appearing in the really bad winter a few years ago and the first ever Redwing.
Forum: Northumberland Monday 26th February 2018, 12:37
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Posted By Andy Atkinson
Wallington Hall (again) with the family on Sunday...

Wallington Hall (again) with the family on Sunday produced 3 Hawfinch (as you're looking at the white horse in the water feature in the Walled Garden look up to the beech trees behind - 2 here) and 1...
Forum: Northumberland Thursday 25th January 2018, 13:51
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Posted By Andy Atkinson
Wallington Hall on Sunday produced a new bird for...

Wallington Hall on Sunday produced a new bird for me at this site Willow Tit seen in a hedgerow near to the start of the Riverside Walk. It was calling in classic fashion - Chick, chick, dee, dee,...
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 17th January 2018, 13:15
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Posted By Andy Atkinson
Correct - no reply at all. It may be time to send...

Correct - no reply at all. It may be time to send a delegation to
the AGM to directly address the issue.
Forum: Northumberland Monday 8th January 2018, 13:57
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Posted By Andy Atkinson
Happy new year to all Northumberland birders....

Happy new year to all Northumberland birders. Let's see a few more posts and chat here in 2018.

Stag Rocks on Sunday had a Great Northern Diver, Red throated Diver x 3/4, Slavonian Grebe x 1, Purple...
Forum: Northumberland Wednesday 6th December 2017, 14:08
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Posted By Andy Atkinson
Hi Alan I've emailed the Trust to see if they...

Hi Alan
I've emailed the Trust to see if they have any comment and I have referred them to your very informative post. To give some context, Duncan Hutt replied to an email I sent to him and Steve...
Forum: Northumberland Friday 17th November 2017, 13:55
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Posted By Andy Atkinson
Jimmy Steele

Just heard the very sad news that Jimmy Steele has passed away. I'm sure many of you will have come across him, particularly on his Newbiggin patch where he found many rarities. A lovely guy and a...
Forum: Northumberland Thursday 16th November 2017, 13:18
Replies: 9,974
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Posted By Andy Atkinson
I had 5 Hawfinch at the National Trust's...

I had 5 Hawfinch at the National Trust's Wallington Hall on Sunday. There were seen in flight and then sitting in the tops of large beech trees close to the entrance to the walled garden (lake...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 30th October 2017, 13:14
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Andy Atkinson
They look like a flock of overwintering Skylarks.

They look like a flock of overwintering Skylarks.
Forum: Northumberland Monday 25th September 2017, 13:21
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Posted By Andy Atkinson
Spotted Flycatcher in small Hawthorns next to the...

Spotted Flycatcher in small Hawthorns next to the wooden bridge at Long Nanny Burn mouth yesterday.
Stag Rock was pretty quiet in the morning although there was some fantastic Gannet feeding going...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 22nd August 2017, 12:50
Replies: 3
Views: 1,724
Posted By Andy Atkinson
Jersey Tiger - very jealous as I've never seen...

Jersey Tiger - very jealous as I've never seen one. Great find.
Andy
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 16th August 2017, 13:14
Replies: 7
Views: 3,481
Posted By Andy Atkinson
Hi Ken Knot Grass looks good for 1 and I would...

Hi Ken
Knot Grass looks good for 1 and I would say a faded Middle-barred Minor for 2
Cheers, Andy
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 24th July 2017, 13:50
Replies: 21
Views: 9,268
Posted By Andy Atkinson
No elephants in the NE of England either (I trap...

No elephants in the NE of England either (I trap in Newcastle upon Tyne) which is really strange as I would have had several by now in previous years. Just had 2 Poplars. A week of trapping in the...
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