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Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 3rd August 2020, 11:11
Replies: 22
Views: 337
Posted By Steve Lister
Interesting catch here but for what was missing...

Interesting catch here but for what was missing rather than what was there - no Common Rustics, Dark Arches or Uncertains at all and just one Large Yellow Underwing.

Lychnis and Lime-speck Pug NFY,...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 2nd August 2020, 17:26
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Steve Lister
You won't see Red Grouse in East Yorkshire then...

You won't see Red Grouse in East Yorkshire then or any other time - head north to the North Yorkshire Moors, but mid-August is a dodgy time up there of course.

No problem with Shag along the cliffs...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 2nd August 2020, 17:21
Replies: 22
Views: 337
Posted By Steve Lister
Good start to the month with my second lifer of...

Good start to the month with my second lifer of the week, an Ear Moth, and another Straw Underwing a day after my first-ever.
Maiden's Blush and LBBYU also new for the year, and 16 Marbled Beauty a...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 1st August 2020, 15:54
Replies: 206
Views: 3,668
Posted By Steve Lister
There must be some underlying reason why you...

There must be some underlying reason why you don't catch much Andy.

It seemed a pretty decent night, though numbers were not as high as I hoped. But I did finally join the Straw Underwing club, a...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 31st July 2020, 16:00
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By Steve Lister
A side view might be more useful. I think it is a...

A side view might be more useful. I think it is a crambid, and the books illustrate them side-on.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 30th July 2020, 17:46
Replies: 37
Views: 921
Posted By Steve Lister
Small numbers - that's all I normally get - over...

Small numbers - that's all I normally get - over my bit of Loughborough still, three today.
And still seeing the usual small flocks over places like Swithland Reservoir and Rutland Water.

Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 17:43
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Steve Lister
I think they are all Yellow-legged Gulls, just...

I think they are all Yellow-legged Gulls, just showing dull pink legs as a sign of immaturity.

Steve
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 30th July 2020, 17:39
Replies: 206
Views: 3,668
Posted By Steve Lister
Another modest catch for me this morning, 57 of...

Another modest catch for me this morning, 57 of 24 species with Small Phoenix and Cloaked Minor NFY the highlights.

Still hardly catching any yellow underwings of any variety.

Andy - I have never...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th July 2020, 18:04
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Steve Lister
Juv Little Egret for me. Mainly on the...

Juv Little Egret for me. Mainly on the bill.

Steve
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Sunday 26th July 2020, 13:50
Replies: 255
Views: 108,508
Posted By Steve Lister
Jenny Gill does a great job as a 'clearing house'...

Jenny Gill does a great job as a 'clearing house' for any reports of colour-ringed Blackwits. J.Gill(at)uea.ac.uk.
She has the details of Wash-ringed birds, which I see a lot of, and forwards...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Saturday 25th July 2020, 18:01
Replies: 255
Views: 108,508
Posted By Steve Lister
First Black-tailed Godwit ring-reading session of...

First Black-tailed Godwit ring-reading session of my autumn at Frampton Marsh RSPB, Lincs yesterday.

In five hours I only managed to read five ring combinations completely but thanks to Jenny Gill...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 25th July 2020, 17:51
Replies: 206
Views: 3,668
Posted By Steve Lister
My trap was out during last night's short...

My trap was out during last night's short downpour but miraculously the contents, both boxes and moths, remained dry.
NFY were the very smart Ypsolopha sequella, the not so smart Acentria ephemerella...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 24th July 2020, 16:05
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By Steve Lister
I'd say yes to lacustrata. Steve

I'd say yes to lacustrata.

Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd July 2020, 16:12
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Steve Lister
I was going to say yes to Hobby but then...

I was going to say yes to Hobby but then remembered Eleonora's Falcon, and that is what the blackish underwing coverts indicates.

Steve
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 23rd July 2020, 16:07
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Steve Lister
How different is it to the individual articles...

How different is it to the individual articles published in BB over the past few years?

Just wondering if I would get much benefit from buying it when I have all the BBs.

Steve
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 23rd July 2020, 16:04
Replies: 206
Views: 3,668
Posted By Steve Lister
53 moths of 28 species for me this morning, with...

53 moths of 28 species for me this morning, with it definitely being a micro session, five NFY = Acleris forsskaleana, Ditula angustiorana, Yponomeuta rorrella, Y. evonymella and Euzophera pinguis....
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 21st July 2020, 18:11
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By Steve Lister
Well done In Focus. Steve

Well done In Focus.

Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th July 2020, 17:00
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Steve Lister
No, Emberiza cia is Rock Bunting. This bird is...

No, Emberiza cia is Rock Bunting.

This bird is Emberiza sahari, House Bunting. It used to be lumped as part of Emberiza striolata, House Bunting.

Steve
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 18th July 2020, 14:04
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Steve Lister
Yes please. Particularly interested in how you...

Yes please. Particularly interested in how you found the Galapagos experience.

Steve
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 18th July 2020, 13:57
Replies: 32
Views: 2,497
Posted By Steve Lister
So it does. I had no idea what to do with it, and...

So it does.
I had no idea what to do with it, and neither did Bob Flood when he received them. He had to find out from the manufacturers. He sent me a short video clip showing how it works. Easy when...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th July 2020, 13:50
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By Steve Lister
Yes, Sanderling. Little Stints would look...

Yes, Sanderling. Little Stints would look obviously smaller and are very differently patterned. And have a hind toe as Daniel alluded to.

Steve
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 17th July 2020, 14:59
Replies: 32
Views: 2,497
Posted By Steve Lister
My copy arrived this afternoon. Very impressive...

My copy arrived this afternoon. Very impressive book, but I am at a loss to know what to with the 'memory stick' thingy, the like of which I have never seen before. Not at all what I was expecting....
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 17th July 2020, 11:26
Replies: 206
Views: 3,668
Posted By Steve Lister
I never get many Square-spot Rustics, an average...

I never get many Square-spot Rustics, an average of about ten a year. None yet this year.
Large YU numbers can vary tremendously: I have just checked my database and I had 784 in 2008 but only 38 in...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 17th July 2020, 10:42
Replies: 206
Views: 3,668
Posted By Steve Lister
Another disappointing total (67 of 30) but...

Another disappointing total (67 of 30) but including some nice records......

Common Wave NFY and only my 2nd in 15 years on this street
Double Square-spot NFY
Dun-bar NFY
Middle-barred Minor...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 16th July 2020, 17:57
Replies: 206
Views: 3,668
Posted By Steve Lister
Surprisingly small catch this morning on what I...

Surprisingly small catch this morning on what I thought would be a decent night: maybe there are not many moths around in urban areas this year. Anyone else found the same?

Anyway, 61 moths of 21...
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