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Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 19th October 2020, 04:02
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By aeshna5
Agree faded DS Pug & Spruce Carpet.

Agree faded DS Pug & Spruce Carpet.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th October 2020, 17:27
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By aeshna5
I would agree. Certainly that species & dark eye...

I would agree. Certainly that species & dark eye makes me think 1st Y bird.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 11th October 2020, 12:45
Replies: 73
Views: 1,457
Posted By aeshna5
A cool but sunny morning but saw 2 Speckled Woods.

A cool but sunny morning but saw 2 Speckled Woods.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 11th October 2020, 12:39
Replies: 1,004
Views: 80,663
Posted By aeshna5
On my west London patch this morning just short...

On my west London patch this morning just short of 200 Redwing over this morning in various flocks. Some observers around town had larger flocks.

By contrast I've hardly seen any Blackbirds in the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 9th October 2020, 18:13
Replies: 46
Views: 1,262
Posted By aeshna5
3 briefly today at Ruislip while coming in my...

3 briefly today at Ruislip while coming in my first couple of Redwings of the autumn.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 6th October 2020, 16:44
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By aeshna5
I was feeling sceptical about them being thrushes!

I was feeling sceptical about them being thrushes!
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 6th October 2020, 04:13
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By aeshna5
I would say probably Lasioglossum calceatum.

I would say probably Lasioglossum calceatum.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 6th October 2020, 04:11
Replies: 112
Views: 2,196
Posted By aeshna5
Had to look up London Dowd as I'd never heard of...

Had to look up London Dowd as I'd never heard of it, but then I saw the scientific name I knew the moth-never seen that name probably because few of the micros have long established vernacular names.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th October 2020, 16:48
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By aeshna5
And to me.

And to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th October 2020, 16:38
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By aeshna5
I've seen similar looking Song Thrushes from late...

I've seen similar looking Song Thrushes from late autumn on my local patch which I've always assumed to be continental birds.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 5th October 2020, 15:25
Replies: 46
Views: 1,262
Posted By aeshna5
At least 30 Swallows feeding over Ruislip Lido...

At least 30 Swallows feeding over Ruislip Lido this morning along with 100+ House Martin + a couple of Sand Martins to. As the weather improved many of the birds spiralled high & by noon the swarm of...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 5th October 2020, 15:20
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By aeshna5
Smile Guess you're not up on UK butterflies as two of...

Guess you're not up on UK butterflies as two of those species don't occur here in the UK (Bright-eyed & Dewy Ringlet). Doesn't say about the journalism either though there may be truth in the thrust...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 5th October 2020, 15:16
Replies: 73
Views: 1,457
Posted By aeshna5
After 3 exceptionally wet days ventured up to...

After 3 exceptionally wet days ventured up to Ruislip today when the sun started to appear. saw a couple of Speckled Woods & briefly caught site of 2 vanessids flying at tree top height. Sighting...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 4th October 2020, 15:57
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By aeshna5
One of that species pair. Close to an overlap...

One of that species pair. Close to an overlap zone there so not sure which species of the two.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 3rd October 2020, 15:55
Replies: 73
Views: 1,457
Posted By aeshna5
Thursday, I was in Richmond Park but it stayed...

Thursday, I was in Richmond Park but it stayed stubbornly overcast while I was there & the sun came out on my trip home, so no butterflies.

After a day & a half of wet, miserable weather it dried up...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 2nd October 2020, 18:17
Replies: 515
Views: 98,481
Posted By aeshna5
Yes, I have this, so wondered the need/desire for...

Yes, I have this, so wondered the need/desire for this new book?
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 2nd October 2020, 04:32
Replies: 46
Views: 1,262
Posted By aeshna5
A couple yesterday in Richmond Park.

A couple yesterday in Richmond Park.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 1st October 2020, 15:33
Replies: 515
Views: 98,481
Posted By aeshna5
Shame they couldn't have included reptiles as...

Shame they couldn't have included reptiles as well to make it more comprehensive, though these islands have already been well covered in previous texts. Not sure if there have been many splits since...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 1st October 2020, 03:06
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By aeshna5
Cabbage White isn't a species- it's a collective...

Cabbage White isn't a species- it's a collective gardener's/farmer's name that covers both Small & Large White whose larvae will feed on Brassicas.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 1st October 2020, 02:55
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By aeshna5
I tend to agree. If the dark isn't a photographic...

I tend to agree. If the dark isn't a photographic artefact then this seems quite different to the numerous Ring-necked I get in my garden & see everywhere I go, so though I have no experience of...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 30th September 2020, 15:58
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By aeshna5
Looked very quickly early this morning, but...

Looked very quickly early this morning, but concede Eupeodes.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 30th September 2020, 04:26
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By aeshna5
1 Bombus pascuorum 2/3 Vespula sp 4 Eristalis...

1 Bombus pascuorum
2/3 Vespula sp
4 Eristalis sp
5 probably Platycheirus albimanus
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 30th September 2020, 04:22
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By aeshna5
1 Eristalis sp (nemorum?) 2 Palomena prasina...

1 Eristalis sp (nemorum?)
2 Palomena prasina nymph
3 Eristalis tenax
4
5 Araneus diadematus
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 29th September 2020, 03:43
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By aeshna5
I think the headline is very misleading though...

I think the headline is very misleading though the report does kind of admit that. I saw more Peacocks here in the spring than for many years & there was a good emergence of the next brood in July....
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 28th September 2020, 16:26
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By aeshna5
Small-flowered Balsam, Impatiens parviflora. Not...

Small-flowered Balsam, Impatiens parviflora. Not native but widely naturalised in shady places such as woodland.
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