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Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Today, 16:41
Replies: 10
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Posted By Farnboro John
Its all that time on Scilly, which is where I got...

Its all that time on Scilly, which is where I got Striped, during James Andrewes's stag weekend. I still need Narrow-bordered Bee, Willowherb, Spurge, Bedstraw and Silver-striped. Oleander at Dunge...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Today, 16:36
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By Farnboro John
That's Northumberland, isn't it? 3:-) If the OP...

That's Northumberland, isn't it? 3:-)

If the OP is having trouble uploading pictures, he probably needs to resize them to what BF allows: 1200 pixels longest side is ideal at least for my...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 22:26
Replies: 742
Views: 112,695
Posted By Farnboro John
Well, you'd have enjoyed the Romanian MiG 21...

Well, you'd have enjoyed the Romanian MiG 21 Fishbed and Ukrainian Su 27 Flanker this year: also the RAF and Italian Typhoons (depending on the day), the USAF and Belgian F16s and the NATO flypast...
Forum: Mammals Yesterday, 14:00
Replies: 24
Views: 508
Posted By Farnboro John
Not so much disintegrate as get trodden into the...

Not so much disintegrate as get trodden into the road and become invisible, very quickly. There's kind of a critical size at which animals move from being avoided when dead by car drivers - truck...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th July 2019, 16:24
Replies: 742
Views: 112,695
Posted By Farnboro John
My first visit to The Bwlch in LFA7, what fun,...

My first visit to The Bwlch in LFA7, what fun, will be doing that again!

Well worth the drive and wait on the hillside.

John


The Bwlch from the top shelf

C-130J Hercules C4 of 47 Sqn RAF
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Thursday 18th July 2019, 21:58
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Farnboro John
Hey, Andy: its like calling something wrong on a...

Hey, Andy: its like calling something wrong on a seawatch. Chances are the correction teaches you - or somebody there - something that they wouldn't otherwise have learned. Never turn down a learning...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 18th July 2019, 19:55
Replies: 742
Views: 112,695
Posted By Farnboro John
Its worth emphasising also that the PR Spitfires...

Its worth emphasising also that the PR Spitfires and Mosquitos did not just visit targets after bombing raids, or for that matter to obtain material to enable briefing of bomber crews. All ports of...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Wednesday 17th July 2019, 21:57
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Farnboro John
I would query the estimating methods - my...

I would query the estimating methods - my understanding of Common Dolphin estimation is for schools swimming at the surface, estimate = 3X no. visible at any one time.

And 100 Common Dolphins is...
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 17th July 2019, 21:54
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Farnboro John
Be very aware that the claim that the Wildcat...

Be very aware that the claim that the Wildcat population is pure is utter nonsense. Every cat has to be scrutinised in accordance with the understood identification criteria for the species: there...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 17th July 2019, 21:49
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Farnboro John
Painted Lady 500 feet up the South slope above...

Painted Lady 500 feet up the South slope above the road in the Bwlch, Gwynedd, today doing its best to head South-west against a very stiff breeze.

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th July 2019, 21:46
Replies: 742
Views: 112,695
Posted By Farnboro John
Lost my Mach Loop cherry today - spent much of...

Lost my Mach Loop cherry today - spent much of the day on the top shelf at the Bwlch - well worth it! Limited trade (a couple of Hawk T2s, C-130J RAF and MC-130J USAF, two F-15C including the...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 16th July 2019, 21:27
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Farnboro John
I had a Lesser Emperor there some years ago, must...

I had a Lesser Emperor there some years ago, must be good habitat.

John
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 16th July 2019, 16:59
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Farnboro John
Just been to Canvey Island today for those......

Just been to Canvey Island today for those... they didn't sit down at all either but I got some flight shots. They seem to be in every ditch there now.

Hundreds of Ruddy Darters, plenty of Scarce...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 15th July 2019, 17:58
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Farnboro John
Hi Paul, Thank you for the response. I did try...

Hi Paul,

Thank you for the response. I did try to phrase the post casually as all too many folk go off on one before knowing the facts and I don't want to be one of them - perhaps I must try...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 14th July 2019, 21:04
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Farnboro John
It would have been nice to know this earlier.......

It would have been nice to know this earlier.... if there's a story I'm always willing to listen and understand.

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 14th July 2019, 20:58
Replies: 742
Views: 112,695
Posted By Farnboro John
The round-the-world venture is a normal...

The round-the-world venture is a normal single-seat Spitfire Mk IX polished silver. It was at Duxford yesterday parked outside so we could photograph it but not taking part in the festivities. I am...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 14th July 2019, 11:36
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By Farnboro John
Hi Louis, Not with yellow stripes on the legs:...

Hi Louis,

Not with yellow stripes on the legs: your photo is a Common Darter.

I notice you have a wide variety of wildlife interests. Your Christmas list should include good field guides for the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 14th July 2019, 10:28
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Farnboro John
I'd put the other one on your Christmas list,...

I'd put the other one on your Christmas list, then, its worth it just for the plates. :t:

John
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 14th July 2019, 07:44
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Farnboro John
Which book are you using Delia? I use the Field...

Which book are you using Delia? I use the Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland - Waring and Townsend illustrated by the incomparable Richard Lewington - and I can usually get a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 14th July 2019, 07:31
Replies: 742
Views: 112,695
Posted By Farnboro John
ADSB Exchange is also worth a look :t: John

ADSB Exchange is also worth a look :t:

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 10th July 2019, 19:53
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Farnboro John
Would you mind duplicating this post for the...

Would you mind duplicating this post for the benefit of the BOURC?

Cheers

John
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Tuesday 9th July 2019, 16:22
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By Farnboro John
Cheers mate, I was rushing at the time and didn't...

Cheers mate, I was rushing at the time and didn't think that clearly!

John
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Monday 8th July 2019, 20:35
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By Farnboro John
In English please? John

In English please?

John
Forum: Mammals Saturday 6th July 2019, 21:42
Replies: 24
Views: 508
Posted By Farnboro John
Good year tick! They're so rare now round here...

Good year tick! They're so rare now round here you don't even see dead ones. :-C

John
Forum: Mammals Saturday 6th July 2019, 20:52
Replies: 24
Views: 508
Posted By Farnboro John
Badgers are rubbish at crossing roads. Their...

Badgers are rubbish at crossing roads. Their technique is in two main types:

- take a run up from way back and keep going

- stand on the verge (or road edge, which is the problematical bit) and try...
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