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Forum: Lists Today, 06:00
Replies: 115
Views: 7,738
Posted By Farnboro John
Lucky enough to be socially distanced from Mark...

Lucky enough to be socially distanced from Mark with the amazing close Otter - I mean, we know Otters are fairly easy on Shetland but it was barely socially distanced itself! Fantastic encounter,...
Forum: UK Rarity Gallery Yesterday, 18:02
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By Farnboro John
Tennessee Warbler Yell, Shetland

A couple of early pix of the 1w Tennessee Warbler at Burravoe, Yell, Shetland.

Fabulous bird showing very well.

John
Forum: Lists Yesterday, 06:30
Replies: 115
Views: 7,738
Posted By Farnboro John
Our Otter was swimming past the house as soon as...

Our Otter was swimming past the house as soon as we went out this morning, now that's how to start the day! Common Seal also in the bay further round.

John
Forum: Lists Monday 28th September 2020, 17:53
Replies: 115
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Posted By Farnboro John
Minke Whale just North of Mousa viewed from above...

Minke Whale just North of Mousa viewed from above Sandwick yesterday: it only showed twice then completely vanished despite half an hour of trying to relocate it. Also three Otters yesterday, two at...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 21:56
Replies: 167
Views: 3,078
Posted By Farnboro John
But (and this may be contradicted by Allen) my...

But (and this may be contradicted by Allen) my Hampshire suburban trap has run up roughly 180 macro species this year, and it isn't all that far from his!

There are many factors involved.

John
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 19:40
Replies: 130
Views: 6,132
Posted By Farnboro John
Golden Cat of this parish let me know about...

Golden Cat of this parish let me know about Willow Emeralds on the Basingstoke Canal the other day (between Eelmoor and Claycart bridges, for locals) and I nailed a male yesterday afternoon, my first...
Forum: Lists Monday 21st September 2020, 19:55
Replies: 115
Views: 7,738
Posted By Farnboro John
I don't think I've ever seen whitecoats, either....

I don't think I've ever seen whitecoats, either. Bravo!

My foxes have been a large part of my mammal watching this year and last night was unusually interesting.

Worryingly Big Whitey pitched up...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 17th September 2020, 20:36
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Farnboro John
Thank you very much! I saw that on Hants Moths...

Thank you very much! I saw that on Hants Moths Flying tonight but wasn't even sure enough for a guess. :t:

Cheers

John
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 17th September 2020, 18:59
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Farnboro John
September bafflement

OK, I have no idea what this is. Again.

Could somebody please help? It's big enough to be a macro but I guess it might not be, I can't match it to the guide anyway.

Grateful for any...
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 16th September 2020, 22:21
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Farnboro John
Thank you very much, I had a look around at...

Thank you very much, I had a look around at lunchtime and thoroughly enjoyed the chase from Cave Bear to Short-faced Bear then Dire Wolf and Cave Hyena. Some great pix seen too as a result of the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 16th September 2020, 22:18
Replies: 167
Views: 3,078
Posted By Farnboro John
You mean nothing unsuspected..... :t: John

You mean nothing unsuspected..... :t:

John
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 15th September 2020, 20:21
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Farnboro John
Yes, but the local scientists have already...

Yes, but the local scientists have already expressed the opinion that it is an ancient Brown Bear. I'm not quite sure what a Cave Bear is: has it been recently referred to as Short-faced Bear (which...
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 15th September 2020, 18:31
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Farnboro John
Impressive stuff. I'd have thought if it is a...

Impressive stuff. I'd have thought if it is a Brown Bear from only about 20K years ago, its pretty much just a Brown Bear?

John
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 15th September 2020, 17:28
Replies: 167
Views: 3,078
Posted By Farnboro John
13/9 morning trap list: Massive total (for me)...

13/9 morning trap list:

Massive total (for me) of 116 moths - but only 11 species! 43 Square-spot Rustics were trailed by 25 Box-tree Moths and 26 Large Yellow Underwings. Other than those, 2 Dusky...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Tuesday 15th September 2020, 15:19
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Farnboro John
Looks like female Grey Seal. John

Looks like female Grey Seal.

John
Forum: Mammals Saturday 12th September 2020, 10:43
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Farnboro John
Then why haven't you been to Loch of the Lowes...

Then why haven't you been to Loch of the Lowes and done so? It's practically up the road from you and they've been there years, unfenced.

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 12th September 2020, 10:40
Replies: 960
Views: 75,795
Posted By Farnboro John
64 Common Crossbill this morning (12/9) over the...

64 Common Crossbill this morning (12/9) over the garden calling while I was doing the moth trap. Checking that revealed I'd doubled up on Willow Warbler - now corrected.

John
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 12th September 2020, 09:30
Replies: 167
Views: 3,078
Posted By Farnboro John
Another three-day catch-up - life seems just...

Another three-day catch-up - life seems just headlong at the moment, not sure why!

10/9: 85 moths of 13 species. Large YUW 16 beaten by Sq-sp Rustic 44! Flounced Rustic 7, Box Tree Moth 6, Lesser...
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 9th September 2020, 15:34
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Farnboro John
The proportions look different as well, though:...

The proportions look different as well, though: YNM has not only a very long tail but quite a thick one whereas a Woodie's tail looks thin along its full length from the base.

I also think photos 1...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 9th September 2020, 15:28
Replies: 167
Views: 3,078
Posted By Farnboro John
Today's moths (morning of 9/9) after a warm...

Today's moths (morning of 9/9) after a warm night: 85 of 15 species. Large Yellow Underwings dominated with 33, followed by Square-spot Rustics with 23. Also-rans included 4 Flounced Rustics, Oak...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 8th September 2020, 15:38
Replies: 167
Views: 3,078
Posted By Farnboro John
Couple of days catch-up: 7 Sep: Just six species...

Couple of days catch-up:

7 Sep: Just six species produced nothing exciting, and were dominated by 15 Square-spot Rustics with 6 Large Yellow Underwings second. Temperature was nothing to write home...
Forum: Lists Saturday 5th September 2020, 17:16
Replies: 115
Views: 7,738
Posted By Farnboro John
Some Edible Dormice from Tuesday at Wendover...

Some Edible Dormice from Tuesday at Wendover Woods - general advice to anybody going: pick a night with little wind (and, obviously, dry weather); use red light; and be prepared for the fact that...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 5th September 2020, 12:50
Replies: 167
Views: 3,078
Posted By Farnboro John
I've just had my first Least Yellow Underwing of...

I've just had my first Least Yellow Underwing of the year in the trap this morning. Buff Arches were about the same as usual and at least one Lime Hawk-moth found the trap this summer. Copper...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 4th September 2020, 20:46
Replies: 167
Views: 3,078
Posted By Farnboro John
I also thank contributors for providing my...

I also thank contributors for providing my education moment of the day!

John
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 4th September 2020, 14:17
Replies: 167
Views: 3,078
Posted By Farnboro John
I don't think I've ever seen one out in daylight...

I don't think I've ever seen one out in daylight (others will now appear from all over to contradict me! :-O). It couldn't have been a Yellow Shell? - They often fly in daytime.

John
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