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Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Yesterday, 20:23
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By dantheman
Think perhaps you can you use a bit of red...

Think perhaps you can you use a bit of red plastic (such as the wrapper from a Quality Street Strawberry Cream) on a more powerful torch (or even the front headlight?!) ... ?
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Yesterday, 20:18
Replies: 33
Views: 1,078
Posted By dantheman
Holly Blue in Falmouth today .. species no 5 for...

Holly Blue in Falmouth today .. species no 5 for the year.

(Dreamt I'd seen a Speckled Wood the other night (!), and still not seen a Red Admiral yet.)
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 18th March 2019, 17:37
Replies: 330
Views: 9,002
Posted By dantheman
Well ... better for it to be a bird sp., or one...

Well ... better for it to be a bird sp., or one that got away than put out as something it wasn't tbh. Think the rarer the bird, the better and clearer it needs to be seen in order to be 100% sure it...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 18th March 2019, 12:33
Replies: 330
Views: 9,002
Posted By dantheman
Thought the bird was flying in the opposite...

Thought the bird was flying in the opposite direction to that shown in the video ...

:-O
Forum: Cornwall Monday 18th March 2019, 09:33
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By dantheman
Local to Newquay - Porth Joke, Towan Head,...

Local to Newquay - Porth Joke, Towan Head, Trevose Head, Park Head and St Agnes Head including Chapel Porth would be best for breeding birds and migrants. Seabirds off Trevose and Towan.

Check out...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 18th March 2019, 08:56
Replies: 330
Views: 9,002
Posted By dantheman
A bit of a tentative guess on one of the photos....

A bit of a tentative guess on one of the photos. Maybe the vid will help!
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th March 2019, 22:13
Replies: 330
Views: 9,002
Posted By dantheman
Egyptian Goose perhaps?

Egyptian Goose perhaps?
Forum: Lists Tuesday 12th March 2019, 23:28
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
Posted By dantheman
Nice! To be honest, my sightings have either been...

Nice! To be honest, my sightings have either been very brief in the past or roadkill sadly.

Was thinking about starting a collaborative BF list (eg UK yearlist) as a separate thread ... (think it...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 10th March 2019, 23:01
Replies: 35
Views: 1,604
Posted By dantheman
Nice one! Brings back the memories ... ;) ...

Nice one! Brings back the memories ... ;) Unfortunately we weren't keyed up for mammals at all and our night driving was merely restricted to the long drive down. This was before the nightjars too...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 7th March 2019, 17:24
Replies: 33
Views: 1,078
Posted By dantheman
Painted Lady today near Treverva.

Painted Lady today near Treverva.
Forum: Lists Tuesday 5th March 2019, 20:43
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
Posted By dantheman
Second year running, different house though, and...

Second year running, different house though, and Pygmy Shrew on the yearlist courtesy of one running along the floor by the woodburner.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th March 2019, 20:25
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By dantheman
Concensus on Bewick's? To be honest they look...

Concensus on Bewick's?

To be honest they look more goose than swan in jizz of the Bewick's/Whooper pair imo so inasmuch as a photo snapshot goes another for Bewick's ...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 1st March 2019, 21:46
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By dantheman
Maybe 5 - 10 years ago there were 4+ at Windmill...

Maybe 5 - 10 years ago there were 4+ at Windmill Farm (presume that's where they were last year too), have a feeling they were spring. Jammed in on and 'found' some despite not really knowing much...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 28th February 2019, 08:37
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By dantheman
It was seen from a car as they drove through -...

It was seen from a car as they drove through - I'm sure size would have been difficult to gauge but they were impressed. Quite frustrating in a way as I drove down the same road an hour or two later...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 27th February 2019, 23:06
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By dantheman
Had a report of a 'massive dragonfly' from...

Had a report of a 'massive dragonfly' from someone in th evillage of Carnkie between Falmouth and Helston today ...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 27th February 2019, 23:00
Replies: 33
Views: 1,078
Posted By dantheman
Small Tortoiseshell today. Bit gripped to hear...

Small Tortoiseshell today.

Bit gripped to hear that someone I was working with today saw a 'massive dragonfly' in one of the villages en route to where we are working from their car as they drove...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th February 2019, 21:32
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By dantheman
Yes, that was my thinking on that one ... (A...

Yes, that was my thinking on that one ... (A mobile phone image of the bird here, didn't catch it in flight) -

https://www.birdforum.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=130620&d=1205941295


You get...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th February 2019, 20:37
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By dantheman
Crows do vary in size ... I've seen a Buzzard...

Crows do vary in size ...

I've seen a Buzzard being mobbed by a Crow with no perceptible size difference between the two. Just saying that size is difficult!
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 25th February 2019, 17:20
Replies: 33
Views: 1,078
Posted By dantheman
Comma at Marazion Marsh on Sunday and another...

Comma at Marazion Marsh on Sunday and another Peacock today puts me on 2 for the butterfly list this year.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th February 2019, 20:58
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By dantheman
Is it maybe because we assume Buzzards to be...

Is it maybe because we assume Buzzards to be bigger than Herring Gulls (so a Red Kite should appear even bigger), but actually they aren't particularly (in wingspan at least).

An interesting...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 18th February 2019, 21:42
Replies: 31
Views: 801
Posted By dantheman
Pretty common usage in the UK too! Not sure if...

Pretty common usage in the UK too! Not sure if use has changed in recent years but eg dragonflies hawk for insects ...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th February 2019, 20:15
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By dantheman
Firecrests and Black Redstarts this winter

Have seen very few of the above locally (Falmouth area, Cornwall, UK) this winter. Is this just a localised thing or wider afield I'm wondering? Any ideas why if not just a random thing? V few...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 17th February 2019, 16:58
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By dantheman
https://twitter.com/MwallacepgP/status/10971133516...

https://twitter.com/MwallacepgP/status/1097113351652556801

Unprecedented? Seen a few on Scillies of an autumn.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 14th February 2019, 17:52
Replies: 33
Views: 1,078
Posted By dantheman
Almost worth getting out of bed for ... ;)

Almost worth getting out of bed for ... ;)
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 14th February 2019, 16:17
Replies: 33
Views: 1,078
Posted By dantheman
Peacock butterfly in the sunshine today. With...

Peacock butterfly in the sunshine today.

With another two butterfly sps - either Peacock or Red Admiral (one whilst driving through the lanes).
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