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Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 14th October 2020, 20:45
Replies: 46
Views: 1,236
Posted By Britseye
Thought it would be slightly unfair of me to...

Thought it would be slightly unfair of me to contribute from Scilly, since we are likely to have them until at least the first week of November. However I'd seen none in 10 days until yesterday, when...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 3rd September 2020, 13:53
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Britseye
Re Paul's post above about eagles in Scotland....

Re Paul's post above about eagles in Scotland. Back in 1984 I was in the back seat of a car of five driving through Glen Feshie looking for our first Golden Eagles. Mate sat next to me suddenly...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 3rd September 2020, 13:37
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Britseye
Nick, have you seen post 3 under Bermuda Petrel...

Nick, have you seen post 3 under Bermuda Petrel Devon? Seems a good example of what you're thinking about.

I once came across an Olivacous Warbler in Ireland and even though I pretty much knew what...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 19th August 2020, 19:52
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Britseye
Shame you haven't had more replies OP. I think...

Shame you haven't had more replies OP. I think it's an excellent question. The first thought that always comes to my mind has, unfortunately, already been snapped up by John! ;)... "Why wouldn't...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 15th August 2020, 16:32
Replies: 158
Views: 4,028
Posted By Britseye
I'm still not doing any trapping this year but...

I'm still not doing any trapping this year but appreciating all the photos and lists. Was reading the laptop by candlelight late two nights ago when a very large slow-moving insect started buzzing...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 10th July 2020, 18:47
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Britseye
Debbie I think I can help you with 1 and 2 but...

Debbie

I think I can help you with 1 and 2 but you might like to check for yourself against photos on Internet. I tend to have a very broad interest in flying creatures rather than a specific...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 29th June 2020, 10:08
Replies: 25
Views: 1,118
Posted By Britseye
Challenge...

Challenge accepted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od99Y7ckOmA

Found this in the margin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ray5GGBlZHk

There's also a Part Two.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 25th June 2020, 07:51
Replies: 442
Views: 12,965
Posted By Britseye
I've only been able to trap nightly in two...

I've only been able to trap nightly in two summers out of the last five but around the new moon in June was undoubtedly the highlight of both years when it came to trapping. I've had 400-plus moths...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 23:17
Replies: 220
Views: 7,461
Posted By Britseye
There was an Albert Ross in the UK for twenty...

There was an Albert Ross in the UK for twenty years (true story!). Where do I collect my prize?
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 22:47
Replies: 220
Views: 7,461
Posted By Britseye
Oh, you are good! :t:

Oh, you are good! :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 22:00
Replies: 220
Views: 7,461
Posted By Britseye
Hang on, it's not Jacky Winter, is it?

Hang on, it's not Jacky Winter, is it?
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 21:56
Replies: 220
Views: 7,461
Posted By Britseye
For a while I went round with the notion that...

For a while I went round with the notion that Alfred Pallas had several birds named after him, only to one day discover via a For Sale notice in someone's front garden that it was in fact a firm of...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 17th June 2020, 23:44
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By Britseye
This is a good way to drop off to sleep. I might...

This is a good way to drop off to sleep. I might not get to the end:

1) True Lover's Knot, I've already said
2) Figure of Eighty
3) Angle Shades

I had the Alchemyst as a pick in my mind earlier...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 17th June 2020, 21:39
Replies: 442
Views: 12,965
Posted By Britseye
True Lovers Knot for secondsies!

True Lovers Knot for secondsies!
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 17th June 2020, 21:22
Replies: 442
Views: 12,965
Posted By Britseye
Dan, I'm sure someone like you can imagine that...

Dan, I'm sure someone like you can imagine that my mind is twitching with all sorts of possibilities with a sentence(s) like this...but I'll let it go. ;) Haven't moths got some wonderful names,...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 17th June 2020, 17:05
Replies: 442
Views: 12,965
Posted By Britseye
Interesting. Today is a year to the day since I...

Interesting. Today is a year to the day since I came across the earliest one ever for Cornwall by three weeks.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th June 2020, 13:09
Replies: 220
Views: 7,461
Posted By Britseye
Except Pallas's Gull. Which was and always should...

Except Pallas's Gull. Which was and always should have remained an appropriate four-word name: Great Black-headed Gull.

(It's tempting to use every single one of the emojis available on my right to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th June 2020, 12:09
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Britseye
Here's one of the most fascinating pieces of...

Here's one of the most fascinating pieces of armchair birdwatching you could ever...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 13th June 2020, 23:08
Replies: 442
Views: 12,965
Posted By Britseye
Thanks Paul C. I've largely let Wainscots go in...

Thanks Paul C. I've largely let Wainscots go in the past, but I shall bookmark your pics as a reference in future. Forgive me for gushing, but your pics are getting better and better. For some...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 11th June 2020, 18:58
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Britseye
I've had problems in the past and I gave it...

I've had problems in the past and I gave it twenty minutes on Google Images today to try and find out once and for all what the differences are. I gave up. I find them impossible. I'm not sure...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 11th June 2020, 18:44
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Britseye
Two-barred Crossbill: Carron Valley. Arrived at...

Two-barred Crossbill: Carron Valley. Arrived at 3am with Alan Lewis and we built a snowman before the light came up.

Isn't getting old great when you can remember stuff like this - including the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 11th June 2020, 16:12
Replies: 70
Views: 2,541
Posted By Britseye
That paragraph makes my eyes water! A friend of...

That paragraph makes my eyes water! A friend of mine once said tongue in cheek/sarcastically to a poster on this forum a year or so back: "nothing sums up the excitement, spontaneity and joy of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 11th June 2020, 16:01
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Britseye
You mean the one at Saltburn Feb 1986? If memory...

You mean the one at Saltburn Feb 1986? If memory serves it turned up on 31 Jan and I saw it on 1 Feb.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 11th June 2020, 10:36
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Britseye
Either it's time I stopped putting off getting...

Either it's time I stopped putting off getting some spectacles or my computer screen needs a good clean. My first glance at your post read: "During the early '70s I can recall orca 20+ on Chingford...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 8th June 2020, 07:24
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Britseye
You didn't see the message on Birdguides then,...

You didn't see the message on Birdguides then, Dan? I missed it but someone sent it to me:

Sat 06 Jun 2020 11:41 North Wootton Norfolk adult discovered on garden trampoline on Tuesday then taken...
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