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Forum: Other Wildlife Sunday 23rd September 2018, 08:25
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By BimmyB
Hi Julie, They are whirlygig beetles, none of...

Hi Julie,

They are whirlygig beetles, none of the heteroptera spin around on the surface like that, and the whirlygigs are usually found in huge numbers on the surface like you describe and your...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 30th June 2018, 07:14
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By BimmyB
If you'd mentioned at any point in your initial...

If you'd mentioned at any point in your initial request for ID help, or even in the subject title that it was taken in Russia I wouldn't have wasted my time with it. How about being a bit more...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 28th June 2018, 15:19
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By BimmyB
I don't think so, typically they'll extend to or...

I don't think so, typically they'll extend to or beyond the tip of the abdomen, which they do in the image, it also has the right amount of hairiness about the body.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 28th June 2018, 13:11
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By BimmyB
The markings on the pronotum suggest Field, on...

The markings on the pronotum suggest Field, on Heath the black wedges inside the white lines running from front to back on the pronotum would extend to the rear edge of the pronotum, in Field, as...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Sunday 17th June 2018, 09:33
Replies: 26
Views: 2,321
Posted By BimmyB
I've had the opposite to the Avocets above,...

I've had the opposite to the Avocets above, whereby a ringer has said the combination didn't exist in any of the schemes. Tthe ringer suggested one of the colour rings may have faded (from green to...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 16th June 2018, 11:40
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By BimmyB
No surprise at all at the lack of response from...

No surprise at all at the lack of response from the local beekeepers, they are only interested in the commercial value of honey bees and would't be interested in bumblebees. Your bees should pose no...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Friday 15th June 2018, 15:02
Replies: 26
Views: 2,321
Posted By BimmyB
It is BTO controlled, but as I understood it,...

It is BTO controlled, but as I understood it, when you submit a sighting to them, they identify the ringing scheme/ringer and pass the sighting on to them, it's then down to the ringer to contact you...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Friday 15th June 2018, 12:59
Replies: 26
Views: 2,321
Posted By BimmyB
You're not alone with this, I'm still waiting on...

You're not alone with this, I'm still waiting on a UK ringed Ringed Plover - four years and counting and a similar time span on a UK ringed Oystercatcher. Yet a Danish ringed Great Black-backed Gull...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 14th June 2018, 12:24
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By BimmyB
I remember giving the Iron Maiden 'Powerslave' LP...

I remember giving the Iron Maiden 'Powerslave' LP its first playing, at reasonable volume, with the bedroom window open, and as 'Two minutes to midnight' kicked in, a male Blackbird appeared on the...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 3rd June 2018, 06:00
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By BimmyB
It is a cranefly, but wouldn't like to go out on...

It is a cranefly, but wouldn't like to go out on a limb to suggest a name though, the smaller insect is a mirid bug nymph, looks like Leptopterna dolobrata.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 2nd June 2018, 07:07
Replies: 7
Views: 1,584
Posted By BimmyB
A great shame about Subbuteo books, but perhaps...

A great shame about Subbuteo books, but perhaps somewhat inevitable, as they say, given how book trading is going. I remember the really helpful chap at Pendleside Books (his name eludes me at the...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 25th May 2018, 14:32
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By BimmyB
one of the yellow dung flies (Scathophagidae).

one of the yellow dung flies (Scathophagidae).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st May 2018, 08:14
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By BimmyB
Looks like a great case of let's tick off what...

Looks like a great case of let's tick off what everyone else says it is, without running through the ID for ourselves to see if it's anything else, especially so, given the confusion on here alone...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 18th May 2018, 15:47
Replies: 90
Views: 7,135
Posted By BimmyB
found a couple of Bird's Nest Orchids in a...

found a couple of Bird's Nest Orchids in a private site in Dorset yesterday (17/05/18) first time I've ever come across them, not overly excited by them either!
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 18th May 2018, 15:43
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By BimmyB
Cockchafer, also known as a May bug.

Cockchafer, also known as a May bug.
Forum: Northumberland Tuesday 8th May 2018, 05:55
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By BimmyB
Also a pity that no one told the presenters it's...

Also a pity that no one told the presenters it's produced cock-et rather than co-ket, presumably the BBC trying to be PC.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 7th May 2018, 12:41
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By BimmyB
male Chaffinch

male Chaffinch
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 5th May 2018, 13:17
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By BimmyB
1st Honesty, 2nd Red-dead nettle.

1st Honesty, 2nd Red-dead nettle.
Forum: Wales Friday 4th May 2018, 14:49
Replies: 32
Views: 3,036
Posted By BimmyB
I've said it on another post elsewhere, but due...

I've said it on another post elsewhere, but due to the new data protection laws the RSPB is looking at trying to save 11 million this year, hence their sudden decision to start charging in all car...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 4th May 2018, 10:44
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By BimmyB
Looks like one of the Andrena's with a lot of...

Looks like one of the Andrena's with a lot of pollen on it. Otherwise will be pretty hard to get it to species.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 24th April 2018, 05:51
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By BimmyB
Just seen on Going Birding that there were two...

Just seen on Going Birding that there were two reported last evening.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd April 2018, 09:54
Replies: 46
Views: 3,295
Posted By BimmyB
To the original poster, I see Goshawks regularly,...

To the original poster, I see Goshawks regularly, often daily and have often seen them riding the thermals with Common Buzzard and Sparrowhawk, especially so in the early spring when territories are...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th April 2018, 13:29
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By BimmyB
Ian, Have you thought of actually contacting the...

Ian, Have you thought of actually contacting the RSPB to see if they have removed items, reduced their range, and thought to ask if yes to either of these, Why?
Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 10th April 2018, 14:24
Replies: 27
Views: 4,643
Posted By BimmyB
Just heard it went over Lymington Recreation...

Just heard it went over Lymington Recreation Centre at 15.10 this afternoon (10/04) heading eastwards, and causing a lot of panic amongst the gulls, which usually don't pay any attention to the local...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th April 2018, 14:04
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By BimmyB
It's possible that the extra dark markings on the...

It's possible that the extra dark markings on the breast are extreme feather wear - I had a female House Sparrow with a similar marking across her breast a few years back and couldn't work it out,...
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