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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 12:03
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By Steve Lister
Yes, Redshank.

Yes, Redshank.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 15:40
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Steve Lister
All Black-headed Gulls.

All Black-headed Gulls.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 13th August 2020, 15:58
Replies: 90
Views: 1,628
Posted By Steve Lister
An interesting catch that kept me busy for a few...

An interesting catch that kept me busy for a few hours this morning - largely due to none of my books showing Prays ruficeps, a new one for me.

All these rare migrants that I have hardly ever heard...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 12th August 2020, 15:49
Replies: 90
Views: 1,628
Posted By Steve Lister
Pleased that the storms avoided Lufbra, even...

Pleased that the storms avoided Lufbra, even though I had to break off from emptying the trap due to a quick shower.

Highlight was my first Crescent in my long time here - did catch odd ones at the...
Forum: Greater London (including Middx) Wednesday 12th August 2020, 15:41
Replies: 13
Views: 193
Posted By Steve Lister
You will find British birders to be a friendly...

You will find British birders to be a friendly and helpful lot and I am sure some will invite you out with them on day trips. Look at BirdingPal and Surfbirders for birders who have put themselves...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th August 2020, 16:24
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Steve Lister
Grey Wagtail, probably a young one. Steve

Grey Wagtail, probably a young one.

Steve
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 9th August 2020, 16:23
Replies: 90
Views: 1,628
Posted By Steve Lister
An interesting catch this morning, despite it...

An interesting catch this morning, despite it being a lot cooler and windier than Friday night. Total 93 moths of 25 species.

Just two NFY, Red Underwing and Flounced Rustic, but the first four of...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 8th August 2020, 15:58
Replies: 90
Views: 1,628
Posted By Steve Lister
I finally managed a three-figure haul this...

I finally managed a three-figure haul this morning, 117 moths of 36 species. Commonest were Marbled Beauty (30, a record), Riband Wave (11) and LBAM (11).

Best for me was a Brindled Plume...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 7th August 2020, 17:31
Replies: 90
Views: 1,628
Posted By Steve Lister
A typically modest catch for me this morning, 63...

A typically modest catch for me this morning, 63 of 26 species. The highlight was my first ever Calamotropha paludella: one book said 'scarce' and another 'local' but it turns out it is a pretty...
Forum: UK & Ireland County By County Patches Thursday 6th August 2020, 17:45
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Steve Lister
Either the Yorkshire coast - any of it between...

Either the Yorkshire coast - any of it between Whitby and Spurn - or else north Norfolk for fairly easy birding with lots of people finding and reporting stuff. Great time of year. Possibly might...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 3rd August 2020, 11:11
Replies: 90
Views: 1,628
Posted By Steve Lister
Interesting catch here but for what was missing...

Interesting catch here but for what was missing rather than what was there - no Common Rustics, Dark Arches or Uncertains at all and just one Large Yellow Underwing.

Lychnis and Lime-speck Pug NFY,...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 2nd August 2020, 17:26
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Steve Lister
You won't see Red Grouse in East Yorkshire then...

You won't see Red Grouse in East Yorkshire then or any other time - head north to the North Yorkshire Moors, but mid-August is a dodgy time up there of course.

No problem with Shag along the cliffs...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 2nd August 2020, 17:21
Replies: 90
Views: 1,628
Posted By Steve Lister
Good start to the month with my second lifer of...

Good start to the month with my second lifer of the week, an Ear Moth, and another Straw Underwing a day after my first-ever.
Maiden's Blush and LBBYU also new for the year, and 16 Marbled Beauty a...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 1st August 2020, 15:54
Replies: 206
Views: 3,985
Posted By Steve Lister
There must be some underlying reason why you...

There must be some underlying reason why you don't catch much Andy.

It seemed a pretty decent night, though numbers were not as high as I hoped. But I did finally join the Straw Underwing club, a...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 31st July 2020, 16:00
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Steve Lister
A side view might be more useful. I think it is a...

A side view might be more useful. I think it is a crambid, and the books illustrate them side-on.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 30th July 2020, 17:46
Replies: 73
Views: 1,919
Posted By Steve Lister
Small numbers - that's all I normally get - over...

Small numbers - that's all I normally get - over my bit of Loughborough still, three today.
And still seeing the usual small flocks over places like Swithland Reservoir and Rutland Water.

Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th July 2020, 17:43
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Steve Lister
I think they are all Yellow-legged Gulls, just...

I think they are all Yellow-legged Gulls, just showing dull pink legs as a sign of immaturity.

Steve
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 30th July 2020, 17:39
Replies: 206
Views: 3,985
Posted By Steve Lister
Another modest catch for me this morning, 57 of...

Another modest catch for me this morning, 57 of 24 species with Small Phoenix and Cloaked Minor NFY the highlights.

Still hardly catching any yellow underwings of any variety.

Andy - I have never...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th July 2020, 18:04
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By Steve Lister
Juv Little Egret for me. Mainly on the...

Juv Little Egret for me. Mainly on the bill.

Steve
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Sunday 26th July 2020, 13:50
Replies: 255
Views: 108,706
Posted By Steve Lister
Jenny Gill does a great job as a 'clearing house'...

Jenny Gill does a great job as a 'clearing house' for any reports of colour-ringed Blackwits. J.Gill(at)uea.ac.uk.
She has the details of Wash-ringed birds, which I see a lot of, and forwards...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Saturday 25th July 2020, 18:01
Replies: 255
Views: 108,706
Posted By Steve Lister
First Black-tailed Godwit ring-reading session of...

First Black-tailed Godwit ring-reading session of my autumn at Frampton Marsh RSPB, Lincs yesterday.

In five hours I only managed to read five ring combinations completely but thanks to Jenny Gill...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 25th July 2020, 17:51
Replies: 206
Views: 3,985
Posted By Steve Lister
My trap was out during last night's short...

My trap was out during last night's short downpour but miraculously the contents, both boxes and moths, remained dry.
NFY were the very smart Ypsolopha sequella, the not so smart Acentria ephemerella...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 24th July 2020, 16:05
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By Steve Lister
I'd say yes to lacustrata. Steve

I'd say yes to lacustrata.

Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd July 2020, 16:12
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By Steve Lister
I was going to say yes to Hobby but then...

I was going to say yes to Hobby but then remembered Eleonora's Falcon, and that is what the blackish underwing coverts indicates.

Steve
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 23rd July 2020, 16:07
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By Steve Lister
How different is it to the individual articles...

How different is it to the individual articles published in BB over the past few years?

Just wondering if I would get much benefit from buying it when I have all the BBs.

Steve
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