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Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 27th July 2020, 08:20
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By WalterRayle
Try having a go with...

Try having a go with this:
https://www.nhm.ac.uk/content/dam/nhmwww/take-part/identify-nature/british-ichneumonid-wasps-id-guide.pdf
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 27th June 2020, 13:41
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By WalterRayle
There was a programme on Radio 4 about it a few...

There was a programme on Radio 4 about it a few years back, can't remember what is was called or whether it would still be on 'sounds' (iplayer for radio), but from what I remember, there has been...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 4th June 2020, 14:27
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By WalterRayle
They may have been introduced to Europe by man,...

They may have been introduced to Europe by man, but they've still, as I said above, made it to the UK under their own steam. And still, no-one objecting to all the birds (especially the herons) that...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 4th June 2020, 14:24
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By WalterRayle
It's a Bombus hypnorum, the fact it's got orange...

It's a Bombus hypnorum, the fact it's got orange pollen on it's hind leg tells you it's a female.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 4th June 2020, 10:29
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By WalterRayle
So a Hornet that makes it to the UK under its own...

So a Hornet that makes it to the UK under its own steam has to be eradicated because it preys on honeybees which are basically small farm animals that are not brilliant/the best at pollinating and...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 3rd June 2020, 09:46
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By WalterRayle
yes it is.

yes it is.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 1st June 2020, 12:12
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By WalterRayle
I agree with it being a Wren, if you leave it in...

I agree with it being a Wren, if you leave it in situ it might get used by the bumblebee Bombus hypnorum.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 1st June 2020, 12:10
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By WalterRayle
It is a Small Heath

It is a Small Heath
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 27th May 2020, 14:30
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By WalterRayle
It is the early stage of a wasp nest.

It is the early stage of a wasp nest.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 24th May 2020, 14:56
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By WalterRayle
First one most likely the beetle Cantharis...

First one most likely the beetle Cantharis nigricans, second one the beetle Oedemera nobilis, male, third one the hoverfly Rhingia campestris.
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Saturday 23rd May 2020, 14:22
Replies: 56
Views: 4,480
Posted By WalterRayle
Hooray! Michaela is 'stuck' in South Africa, how...

Hooray! Michaela is 'stuck' in South Africa, how many of you realise that she lives there and commutes to the UK to do odd bits of filming for programmes like Springwatch? Just like she used to...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Saturday 23rd May 2020, 06:03
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By WalterRayle
Looks very much like a piece of fungus, one of...

Looks very much like a piece of fungus, one of the species that grows in rot holes in trees, presumably it's been growing inside the nest cavity and as it gets larger it blocks the nest, removing...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 9th May 2020, 15:09
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By WalterRayle
It's a hoverfly in the genus Eristalis - note one...

It's a hoverfly in the genus Eristalis - note one pair of wings and short antennae that help separate flies from the bees.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 8th May 2020, 14:23
Replies: 17
bee
Views: 530
Posted By WalterRayle
That's pascuorum, ginger tail as opposed to white...

That's pascuorum, ginger tail as opposed to white in hypnorum.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 8th May 2020, 12:42
Replies: 17
bee
Views: 530
Posted By WalterRayle
With a short face like that, jonellus

With a short face like that, jonellus
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 7th May 2020, 05:52
Replies: 17
bee
Views: 530
Posted By WalterRayle
The two additional ones with white tails are B....

The two additional ones with white tails are B. hypnorum, all the ones with a red tail are pratorum.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 6th May 2020, 14:35
Replies: 17
bee
Views: 530
Posted By WalterRayle
I would go more towards the second one being...

I would go more towards the second one being jonellus, as mentioned above, they are shorter faced and are always on my Ceanothus, but I've never seen the longer faced hortorum on this plant. ...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 5th May 2020, 10:56
Replies: 49
Views: 2,227
Posted By WalterRayle
I had a pair mating over the garden this morning,...

I had a pair mating over the garden this morning, the fifth time I've seen them mating over here in the past five years. Always quite something to see,
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 30th April 2020, 15:06
Replies: 194
Views: 10,139
Posted By WalterRayle
Two Pom Skuas

Two Pom Skuas
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 19th April 2020, 11:01
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By WalterRayle
Looks like Angle Shades to me, can be found all...

Looks like Angle Shades to me, can be found all year as a caterpillar and feeds on pretty much anything in my experience.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 17th April 2020, 14:33
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By WalterRayle
I recently picked up a Peregrine pellet that has...

I recently picked up a Peregrine pellet that has three racing pigeon rings in it.
Forum: Mammals Monday 13th April 2020, 07:50
Replies: 24
Views: 1,172
Posted By WalterRayle
Bear in mind, if they are, as I suspect,...

Bear in mind, if they are, as I suspect, caterpillar droppings, caterpillars do have a habit of projecting their droppings some distance away from where they're actually feeding. It's been found...
Forum: Mammals Saturday 11th April 2020, 13:17
Replies: 24
Views: 1,172
Posted By WalterRayle
I'm thinking you have a large caterpillar or two...

I'm thinking you have a large caterpillar or two feeding on the vegetation growing up the garage wall and overhanging the bin. As many caterpillars feed during the evening and night, this, if my...
Forum: Lists Friday 27th March 2020, 09:03
Replies: 101
Views: 6,591
Posted By WalterRayle
I was delivering medicine down a fairly remote...

I was delivering medicine down a fairly remote country lane yesterday in Hampshire and had a dead Hedgehog by the road side, how unlucky can it have been given how little traffic there is on the road...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th March 2020, 13:43
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By WalterRayle
Looks good for Chiffchaff to me, presumably a...

Looks good for Chiffchaff to me, presumably a just arrived migrant.
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