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Forum: Sea Watch Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 19:32
Replies: 42
Views: 9,732
Posted By Gastronaut
One of those machines that makes doughnuts. I...

One of those machines that makes doughnuts. I could sit and watch one of those all day.
Forum: Sea Watch Sunday 30th July 2017, 09:18
Replies: 14
Views: 6,876
Posted By Gastronaut
There's so many around the area at the moment...

There's so many around the area at the moment that you should see a couple any day so long as you stick it out long enough, almost regardless of weather. A good heavy shower always helps to drive...
Forum: Sea Watch Monday 10th July 2017, 19:33
Replies: 20
Views: 10,463
Posted By Gastronaut
No, I think Beer-dee is on to something. How...

No, I think Beer-dee is on to something. How about Ostrich? OK they say they're flightless but that's the African ones. Maybe in Texas they're bigger and meaner and have learnt how to fly, or at...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 25th May 2017, 12:30
Replies: 21
Views: 5,002
Posted By Gastronaut
A chap I knew when I first started mothing told...

A chap I knew when I first started mothing told me he only had a small garden but he would consistently get different moths if he moved the trap from one side to the other. Guess it was just because...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 24th May 2017, 12:54
Replies: 21
Views: 5,002
Posted By Gastronaut
about 70 spp to single MV trap here on the Lizard...

about 70 spp to single MV trap here on the Lizard last night. The only migrants were 3 RDP and a Rush Veneer. Otherwise, quite a good mix of families, macro and micro, inc. plenty of noctuids....
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 6th May 2017, 06:19
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By Gastronaut
Agreed it's a Clouded Drab. They are very...

Agreed it's a Clouded Drab. They are very variable. Some of the more regular colour patterns involve a lot of grey, silver and burgundy. I sometimes get a pale straw coloured one with dark brown...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 8th April 2017, 20:45
Replies: 10
Views: 2,938
Posted By Gastronaut
Whilst we get Angle Shades at any time of year...

Whilst we get Angle Shades at any time of year here in Cornwall, it's noticeable that numbers tend to increase whenever there's an influx of other migrant species. So I assume they're both resident...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 17:54
Replies: 17
Views: 4,354
Posted By Gastronaut
One on the Lizard today

One on the Lizard today
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 26th February 2017, 19:17
Replies: 42
Views: 13,591
Posted By Gastronaut
I saw 2 butterflies here on the Lizard on Feb...

I saw 2 butterflies here on the Lizard on Feb 14th. Unfortunately they both saw me first and scarpered before I got a proper look at them. I think the first was a Small Tortoiseshell and the second...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 19th February 2017, 08:54
Replies: 9
Views: 8,257
Posted By Gastronaut
Likewise. The Amazon review posted above had me...

Likewise.
The Amazon review posted above had me thinking I should get this, rewritten text & maps sounds good. It would be a great improvement (from 1st edition, I never got the 2nd) if the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 7th January 2017, 16:37
Replies: 40
Views: 7,524
Posted By Gastronaut
That frog spawn is now tadpoles

That frog spawn is now tadpoles
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 30th December 2016, 10:07
Replies: 40
Views: 7,524
Posted By Gastronaut
Red Admiral flying at Paignton Zoo yesterday...

Red Admiral flying at Paignton Zoo yesterday (29th).
Frog spawn on The Lizard weeks ago, think it was in November. This quite normal here.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 26th December 2016, 16:57
Replies: 21
Views: 15,320
Posted By Gastronaut
And if you don't have pudgy little fingers the...

And if you don't have pudgy little fingers the Leica aren't easy on the hands either. Swarovs much more comfortable to hold for a perfectly proportioned person like myself o:)
Sorry, don't know about...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 20th December 2016, 17:32
Replies: 97
Views: 63,347
Posted By Gastronaut
:clap::clap: Absolutely. and boring me too. And...

:clap::clap:
Absolutely. and boring me too.
And I'll tell you what else gets right up my goat, when within the hobby (not science) of birding people try to impose the latest taxonomic whims on you as...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 15th December 2016, 14:07
Replies: 40
Views: 7,524
Posted By Gastronaut
Small Tort on Dec 1st, Lizard Village

Small Tort on Dec 1st, Lizard Village
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 15th December 2016, 14:05
Replies: 6
Views: 3,419
Posted By Gastronaut
Speak for yourself (o)< ooh, 'scuse me

Speak for yourself
(o)<

ooh, 'scuse me
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 22nd November 2016, 20:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,801
Posted By Gastronaut
It's a crazy plan, but it just might work... Wish...

It's a crazy plan, but it just might work...
Wish I'd thought of this weeks ago, it was still 30 deg C in the greenhouse at the weekend while the sun was out so I could have been growing plenty. Goes...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 21st November 2016, 09:29
Replies: 6
Views: 2,801
Posted By Gastronaut
Thanks Martin, I'm hoping I can keep finding...

Thanks Martin,

I'm hoping I can keep finding enough remnants of bindweed to see them through to pupation. Doesn't look like long to go for most of them. It's a pity they don't come earlier in the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 20th November 2016, 16:47
Replies: 6
Views: 2,801
Posted By Gastronaut
Conv Hawk help needed please

Can anyone suggest an alternative food plant for Conv Hawk larvae? Last of the bindweed is disappearing fast and they're stubbornly refusing to eat anything else.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 10th August 2016, 08:24
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By Gastronaut
Thanks Martin, I thought I'd seen regular reports...

Thanks Martin, I thought I'd seen regular reports of them from this general area and assumed they were locals.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 9th August 2016, 07:27
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By Gastronaut
Tree-Lichen Beauty in Surrey

Can anyone please tell me the current status of Tree-lichen Beauty in E. Surrey. Are they resident here these days or still only occurring as immigrants? I'm on holiday here and caught two last night...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 29th July 2016, 15:33
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Gastronaut
Clay?

Clay?
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 12th July 2016, 22:23
Replies: 15
Views: 2,040
Posted By Gastronaut
I saw something pale, like a delicate, in one...

I saw something pale, like a delicate, in one clip.
Forum: Sea Watch Tuesday 12th July 2016, 22:14
Replies: 5
Views: 2,551
Posted By Gastronaut
Think you'd have more chance off the Atlantic...

Think you'd have more chance off the Atlantic coast of Cornwall than the Channel. I've seen them off a pelagic out of St. Ives and on several occasions from Pendeen (no boat required |:D| )
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 21st June 2016, 18:53
Replies: 16
Views: 2,543
Posted By Gastronaut
Convolvulus mostly out, privet half and half, the...

Convolvulus mostly out, privet half and half, the rest mostly in.
That being said, any outside the trap in the summer months are usually scoffed by birds before I get there so I could be...
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