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Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 28th August 2014, 09:17
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By hollis_f
Thanks, that sure looks like the right genus. And...

Thanks, that sure looks like the right genus. And the location (under a bin by the side of the house) strongly suggests A. similis.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 22nd August 2014, 10:38
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By hollis_f
Spider ID

I'm the official spider-removal-operative for our household. Normally I have no problem grabbing them and dumping them outside. But this one just exuded evil. Any clues as to its ID? It was about...
Forum: Bats Friday 25th April 2014, 21:28
Replies: 4
Views: 5,271
Posted By hollis_f
D'oh! Cheers Peter, that's just what I have...

D'oh! Cheers Peter, that's just what I have done.

Oh well. Perhaps I'll get a chance to play with it over the weekend.
Forum: Bats Friday 25th April 2014, 10:40
Replies: 4
Views: 5,271
Posted By hollis_f
Interpretation of Frequency Division sonograms.

Hi All,

I went out last night on a Bat Walk at WWT Arundel. I was using my new Ciel CDB-305 detector in FD mode, recording the output and running it through BatScan. No Problem.

The problem I'm...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Sunday 28th July 2013, 18:01
Replies: 13,087
Views: 1,996,387
Posted By hollis_f
Hmmm, Vicks is petroleum based, so may not be too...

Hmmm, Vicks is petroleum based, so may not be too pleasant on feathers. The active ingredients are Camphor...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 27th July 2013, 11:33
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By hollis_f
Many thanks.

Many thanks.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 27th July 2013, 09:22
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By hollis_f
ID help please

I'm terrible at moth/butterfly ID, but I do notice them and I do recognise something new when I see it. This was in the kitchen sink this morning and I don't recall ever seeing something similar...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Thursday 25th July 2013, 12:31
Replies: 13,087
Views: 1,996,387
Posted By hollis_f
Sudden influx of baby Goldfinches, Greenfinches...

Sudden influx of baby Goldfinches, Greenfinches and Sparrows. I reckon these must be second broods. The Sparrows obviously aren't finished yet as I've seen two collecting nesting materials today.
Forum: Food and Feeders Friday 28th June 2013, 08:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,822
Posted By hollis_f
Excess Nyger seed.

In a fit of stupidity I ordered 25kg of niger seed (hey, it was cheap). However, at the current rate it'll take about 10 years for the Goldfinches to eat it all and I suspect it may go mouldy before...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Friday 28th June 2013, 08:27
Replies: 13,087
Views: 1,996,387
Posted By hollis_f
I've read about the intelligence of corvids and...

I've read about the intelligence of corvids and yesterday I got to see it in action. We've had a Carrion Crow visit the feeders on and off for a month or two. It can't actually get anything from the...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Sunday 5th May 2013, 18:46
Replies: 13,087
Views: 1,996,387
Posted By hollis_f
Our GSWs (at least 2 female and one male) love...

Our GSWs (at least 2 female and one male) love the insect-flavoured suet grains. At least three visits a day.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 4th May 2013, 08:41
Replies: 8
Views: 3,842
Posted By hollis_f
Ah, you'll be using one of them new-fangled...

Ah, you'll be using one of them new-fangled Retina-type displays with all them billions of smeggypickles. Back when I wrote what I writ we considered ourselves lucky to have loads of killerpickles -...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Friday 3rd May 2013, 08:16
Replies: 13,087
Views: 1,996,387
Posted By hollis_f
Normally my Long-Tailed Tits disappear at this...

Normally my Long-Tailed Tits disappear at this time of year, only to reappear in July with their cute little ones. However, I've still got one single LTT who visits the insect-flavoured suet pellets...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Thursday 18th April 2013, 13:33
Replies: 13,087
Views: 1,996,387
Posted By hollis_f
We've been quite excited by the Redpolls visiting...

We've been quite excited by the Redpolls visiting our feeders for the first time this year. But it seems like we're just part of a nationwide trend - BTO LINK...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 16th April 2013, 18:44
Replies: 13,087
Views: 1,996,387
Posted By hollis_f
Another first for the year - a male Blackcap...

Another first for the year - a male Blackcap noshing on the suet balls.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Monday 15th April 2013, 09:49
Replies: 13,087
Views: 1,996,387
Posted By hollis_f
D'oh! That'll learn me to trust my ageing memory....

D'oh! That'll learn me to trust my ageing memory.

Actually, I was biased mainly by the fact that I expect Chiffchaffs to arrive before WWs - and I'm still waiting for my first Chiffchaff.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 13th April 2013, 18:01
Replies: 13,087
Views: 1,996,387
Posted By hollis_f
Chiffchaff still there today. I reckon it's...

Chiffchaff still there today. I reckon it's decided that mealworms are its bestest tasting thing ever.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Friday 12th April 2013, 16:59
Replies: 13,087
Views: 1,996,387
Posted By hollis_f
For the last week or so I've been thinking that...

For the last week or so I've been thinking that its about time I heard a Chiffchaff. It's evening, as I was closing the curtains, what came onto the feeder, not 4 foot away, a Chiffchaff! Still...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Thursday 11th April 2013, 13:08
Replies: 13,087
Views: 1,996,387
Posted By hollis_f
It all depends on your garden. Barn Owl is a...

It all depends on your garden. Barn Owl is a near-daily sighting from/in ours.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 30th March 2013, 12:15
Replies: 13,087
Views: 1,996,387
Posted By hollis_f
There must be some other activity, apart from the...

There must be some other activity, apart from the Robin, because the horsehair (placed in a peanut-feeder) has been disappearing quite rapidly.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Friday 29th March 2013, 12:30
Replies: 13,087
Views: 1,996,387
Posted By hollis_f
Could have been a pair and a threesome that just...

Could have been a pair and a threesome that just happened along at the same time. LTTs frequently get some help from one of last year's brood.

My good news is that something (quite possibly a Robin)...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 26th March 2013, 09:05
Replies: 13,087
Views: 1,996,387
Posted By hollis_f
Goldfinches gearing up for spring? Over the...

Goldfinches gearing up for spring?

Over the winter the goldfinches have always seemed very polite - waiting their turn for a port on the nyger feeder to become free. But over the last week they've...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd March 2013, 10:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By hollis_f
Well, thanks for the confirmations. I must admit,...

Well, thanks for the confirmations. I must admit, I never expected to see my second-ever Common Redpoll whilst lying on my bed!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd March 2013, 09:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By hollis_f
Ah, no. The first thing I did was try to find a...

Ah, no. The first thing I did was try to find a photo where something on the ring was legible. I'm afraid the window I was forced to shoot through just distorts the image too much.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st March 2013, 17:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By hollis_f
Yes, but they're all on that one feeder port. I...

Yes, but they're all on that one feeder port. I have a couple in a nearby tree, but the light was awful, so they're very blurry. Which bits were you wanting to look at?
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