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    Font Roja sites for Spanish Fritillary

    I will be travelling to Font Roja, Valencia, Spain in May especially to see Spanish Fritillary which I have missed elsewhere in the past. I was wondering if anyone could help me with a specific site/area to see this butterfly. I know it has been recorded here but I am unsure exactly where to...
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    Last butterfly of 2020

    Still on the wing 4 Clouded Yellows on the wing at Southbourne Undercliff today 10th November with 1 Red Admiral showing briefly. There was a Wall Brown reported from Hengistbury Head as well. On the 5th November I saw a Clouded Yellow egg laying on Birds Foot Trefoil at Southbourne in a...
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Black-throated Thrush, Whipsnade, Bedfordshire'

    Thank you for all your kind comments.
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    Could the Future be Rosy?

    After hearing about an adult Rose Coloured Starling at Hengistbury Head this morning, I dashed over there from Christchurch only to find out it had just flown off. It was last seen flying over the houses near the golf course and was lost to view. I decided to return in the evening to try to see...
  5. Black-throated Thrush, Whipsnade, Bedfordshire

    Black-throated Thrush, Whipsnade, Bedfordshire

    The overwintering Black-throated Thrush at Whipsnade Zoo is showing well during it's daily feeding routine. Feeding on berries, resting in shrubs, dropping down to catch worms, resting. It is unconcerned about the visiting public. Berries not as plentiful now, still looks settled though.
  6. Provence Hairstreak

    Provence Hairstreak

    Taken near Javea in Spain in March 2019. A species I have long wanted to see.
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    Firecrest on Fat Ball Feeder

    Firecrest did return to feed on fat ball feeder twice today at 14.35 and 15.15. It was joined by a mail Bullfinch at 15.15 which was on the sunflower hearts feeder. This morning I heard a loud 'Kerchew, Kerchew, Kerchew, Kerchew' call overhead and was amazed to see 2 Peregrine Falcons flying...
  8. Firecrest on Fat Balls Feeder

    Firecrest on Fat Balls Feeder

    First time I have seen a Firecrest visit a feeder in my garden in Dorset. Visited feeder three times today. Record shot through two windows.
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    Firecrest on Fat Ball Feeder

    Thanks everyone. If the Firecrest returns in the next few days I will endeavour to try and get some better photos without any windows in the way!
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    Hello Everyone

    I have just joined the Bird Forum. I have been birding for some time, so should have joined the forum a long time ago. I am also keen on butterflies and dragonflies, help out on the Dorset Birds website and am a writer for the Hampshire Butterfly Report. I try to always have my camera with me so...
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    Firecrest on Fat Ball Feeder

    Around 12.40, 14.30 and 15.45 on 8th January 2020 a Firecrest visited the fat ball feeder in our West Christchurch, Dorset garden. I've been feeding birds for a number of years now but have never seen this feeding behaviour before. I have had Firecrests in the garden before, the last being in...