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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th November 2019, 13:35
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By Ruby
Gull - Sussex UK

Hi,

Can anyone give me some guidance re: the gull on the right end of this group? I noted at the time its white head, dark eye, slightly darker mantle and taller, upright posture - all good features...
Forum: Morocco Monday 19th March 2018, 19:05
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By Ruby
I didn't think it looked much like a Glossy Ibis,...

I didn't think it looked much like a Glossy Ibis, and I've seen plenty of those.... Bit of a nuisance that it came and went before I had any chance of getting a pic...

I did mean to mention the...
Forum: Morocco Monday 19th March 2018, 17:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By Ruby
Here's a fairly typical example of the fertile...

Here's a fairly typical example of the fertile areas that you would come across from time to time....
Forum: Morocco Monday 19th March 2018, 17:27
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By Ruby
Hi Dave, Whilst the overall habitat is pretty...

Hi Dave,

Whilst the overall habitat is pretty dry and barren, we were very surprised about the number of quite large fertile areas which seemed to be based around quite a few decent sized rivers....
Forum: Morocco Monday 19th March 2018, 12:44
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By Ruby
Hi Steve, Thanks for the feedback..... Yes it...

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the feedback..... Yes it WAS very frustrating driving past so many potentially good birds but, in fairness, we had taken the decision to do a tourist tour, rather than one aimed...
Forum: Morocco Monday 19th March 2018, 03:46
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By Ruby
An interesting stop in the morning was the...

An interesting stop in the morning was the Tinghir Gorge, which is an impressive narrow 300m high cleft that contains a spring-fed river. There were a few Martins flying about, which I found...
Forum: Morocco Sunday 18th March 2018, 15:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By Ruby
Phase 2 was to be a 3-day trip up and over the...

Phase 2 was to be a 3-day trip up and over the High Atlas Mountains and ending up at the edge of the Sahara Desert…. It was by no means a birding trip (too expensive!) but did hope to see a few good...
Forum: Morocco Sunday 18th March 2018, 14:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By Ruby
Marrakesh and E Morocco

Hi All,

Just back from a week in Morocco.... definitely not a birding trip, but you've always got your bins, so did see quite a few good birds, so thought I'd post a trip-report here in case it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th September 2017, 16:57
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By Ruby
Wigeon - or American? Surrey UK

Hi All,

Watching what I at took to be a juvenile Wigeon when it started to make an unfamiliar call - a kind of barking which sounded like halfway between a Mallard and a Crow.... I'd never heard...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 13th August 2017, 12:31
Replies: 9
Views: 2,577
Posted By Ruby
Hi All, If anyone wanted to go look for Willow...

Hi All,

If anyone wanted to go look for Willow Emeralds at Spynes Mere, now is probably a good time.... I did a butterfly survey round there yesterday, and counted 39 Willow Emeralds!

If anyone is...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 20th July 2017, 11:15
Replies: 9
Views: 2,577
Posted By Ruby
No problem Paul, Here's a link through to the...

No problem Paul,

Here's a link through to the web-site - which is a bit out of date as rgds species lists etc, but there is a site-map on one of the links on the menu on the right side of the...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 19th July 2017, 15:41
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Ruby
Thanks Larry, Unfortunately, it wasn't very good...

Thanks Larry,

Unfortunately, it wasn't very good conditions for dragonflies - it was pretty warm, but mainly overcast and quite a strong wind.

In the event, I saw very little - several Common and...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 18th July 2017, 08:31
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Ruby
RFI Cliffe Pools

Hi All,

I am thinking of going to Cliffe Pools tomorrow - mainly for birds, but I have heard that it's a good place for dragonflies, with all 4 species of Emerald damselflies being seen.

It's many...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 18th July 2017, 08:20
Replies: 9
Views: 2,577
Posted By Ruby
Hi Clive, Only just seen this! Re: Willow...

Hi Clive,

Only just seen this!

Re: Willow Emerald in Surrey... I found them here on the Holmethorpe/Nutfield Marsh area (NE of Redhill) in 2015 - but I don't believe that was the first sighting, I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th June 2017, 17:16
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Ruby
Hmmm.... It does look quite Mallard-ish, but I...

Hmmm.... It does look quite Mallard-ish, but I thought the bill looked rather odd.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th June 2017, 16:08
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Ruby
Duck - Surrey UK

Hi,

Anyone got any thoughts re: this duck?

Not seen at all well at the time - too far away and into the sun - and subsequent pics didn't turn out to be much help!

Doubly intrigued due to the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 1st October 2016, 09:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,326
Posted By Ruby
Thanks guys.... Yes. Cleopatras are the ones...

Thanks guys....

Yes. Cleopatras are the ones that are like Brimstones aren't they - I'd forgotten!! Schoolboy error on my part... I'll have a look at the books later and see if it looks like the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 29th September 2016, 17:30
Replies: 3
Views: 1,326
Posted By Ruby
Kefalonia Butterflies

Hi All,

Thought you might be interested in some butterfly pics from today - I was pleased to finally get a half-decent pic of a Cleopatra, a species which has been proving difficult to photograph...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 28th September 2016, 19:35
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Ruby
Hi Shane, The reason that I was thinking Med...

Hi Shane,

The reason that I was thinking Med Skipper is due to (what appears to be!) the small brush of hairs on the side of the wings, which is mentioned as a field mark for Med Skipper, but not...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 28th September 2016, 16:54
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Ruby
.....and it's another mysterious Skipper! This...

.....and it's another mysterious Skipper! This time, I'm saying Mediterranean Skipper?


Thanks.... Ray
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th September 2016, 16:03
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By Ruby
Sparrowhawk(?) Kefalonia

Hi All,

What do you make of this? ...I'm saying Sparrowhawk, but it does seem rather pale and relatively unmarked....


Rgds... Ray
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 27th September 2016, 07:51
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By Ruby
Thanks David.... Must confess that finding...

Thanks David....

Must confess that finding Kefalonia to be less than exciting with any of my more usual suspects - birds, butterflies and dragonflies - so hence the interest in grasshoppers.... an...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 25th September 2016, 15:38
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By Ruby
Thanks Shane.... Are these the ones that flash...

Thanks Shane....

Are these the ones that flash pink when they fly? ...If so, we saw quite a few of those.... Plus another, bigger one that flashed a grey/blue, but I didn't get a pic of that one,...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 24th September 2016, 19:38
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By Ruby
Grasshopper - Kefalonia

Hi All,

Anyone got any idea what this (these) are?


Thanks... Ray
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 24th September 2016, 19:29
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Ruby
Well. It was a bit tricky.... IRL, I thought it...

Well. It was a bit tricky.... IRL, I thought it too big to be a Wood Warbler - thinking perhaps Icterine - but the pics look far more like a Wood Warbler, so I was rather torn....

Happy with WW...
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