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  1. Adey Baker

    ID Required for Italian Dragonfly

    For the record, thanks to Google street view, this is the location, where the 'natural' stream becomes a 'channelled' culvert. Via Ponte Romano, Diano Marina.
  2. Adey Baker

    ID Required for Italian Dragonfly

    Many thanks. I will be really interested in any comments from them
  3. Adey Baker

    ID Required for Italian Dragonfly

    It would be fascinating if it was. I have the Dijkstra book but I didn't pack it with me - I just assumed I'd find what it was when I got back home, so was a bit confused when I couldn't find anything remotely resembling it in the book
  4. Adey Baker

    ID Required for Italian Dragonfly

    The long pterostigma certainly fits Keeled and I did wonder whether it might be one 'gone wrong' somewhere as nothing else was anywhere near to it in the fieldguide
  5. Adey Baker

    ID Required for Italian Dragonfly

    Just got back from trip to the Italian Riviera. This darter/skimmer-sized dragonfly was at Diano Marina in a more or less dried-up stream with only a few areas of standing water left where the stream bed was slightly deeper. Steep-sided, so I couldn't get any closer to it, the photos being...
  6. Adey Baker

    Bird Ringing at North Luffenham Airfield

    No, a different Tim. If you follow the link provided by Mono (sorry my link didn't copy correctly), you'll see his name on the first page of the report. Reading down further you can find his contact details. Good luck
  7. Adey Baker

    Bird Ringing at North Luffenham Airfield

    Sorry about that. The last bit of the link didn't copy over for some reason! Since that report from 2018, Tim has recorded quite a few good birds at this site, and if access wasn't a problem, then county birders would have been 'all over it' years ago. In general, with private or limited...
  8. Adey Baker

    Bird Ringing at North Luffenham Airfield

    Are all areas of the airfield open to the public? As I understand it, the bird-ringing is in an area where there won't be problems with model aircraft, horse riders, dog walkers etc. Have a read of this https://northluffenham.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/mod-north-luffenham-wildlife-report -...
  9. Adey Baker

    Bird Ringing at North Luffenham Airfield

    This is a very sensitive site for allowing people to enter. The ringer there has special permission and no other birders are allowed, not even the county bird recorder, etc., so you would have zero chance. The site has turned up quite a few local rare/scarce birds but there are many days when...
  10. Adey Baker

    Very rare animal spotted in my back garden! Any idea! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

    To be fair, he didn't crop out the 1800flowers.com from the top of the picture
  11. Adey Baker

    Very rare animal spotted in my back garden! Any idea! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

    Do a quick Google images search and you'll soon find where it came from
  12. Adey Baker

    Wood pigeons, large flock

    Some very big movements recorded yesterday. One site in Wiltshire reported over 66,000 and many other 5-figures around the country included 41,000 flying south at Portland Bill
  13. Adey Baker

    UK Dragonflies and Damselflies 2023

    Very pleased to find Willow Emeralds on one of my local patches at Burbage Common near Hinckley, Leics. The pools on the Common Extension have the necessary Willow trees overhanging them but the vegetation had become so overgrown that the water was hardly visible. The pools had a big clean-up in...
  14. Adey Baker

    UK Dragonflies and Damselflies 2023

    A White-legged Damselfly was quite a surprise first for my Hinckley, Leics., garden pond today. In the county as a whole, Hairy Dragonflies seem to be spreading more generally from a few traditional spots and Beautiful Demoiselles are also being reported from new locations. I've found them in...
  15. Adey Baker

    Nettle Tree Butterfly

    Found one of these today at a very accessible location in Italy in the Valle dei Mulini between Garda and Costermano, near Lake Garda, Italy. Photo of screen on back of camera. It didn't stay long enough to get a better shot
  16. Adey Baker

    OM 90mm macro

    The 90mm appears to be an excellent lens (looks like a smaller version of the 300mm F4 lens). I think it's more of a specialist lens than, say, the 60mm. The 2:1 macro will get you right into tiny creatures whereas, for subjects such as moths, damselflies, smaller species of butterfly, etc., you...
  17. Adey Baker

    Autumnwatch has been cancelled

    The region doesn't seem to define easily by county boundaries. Watford Gap is on the same level as Warwickshire towns such as Leamington Spa but being in Northamptonshire it doesn't get covered by the BBC's Midland region news, for instance. Corby, also in Northants is as far north as...
  18. Adey Baker

    Biggest crowd for a U.K bird.

    When we saw the size of the crowds one of my mates commented that it looked like The Scillonian had docked in Wells harbour. Some of our friends had stayed on the Scillies and I went back to Holkham with them a couple of weekends later and had much better views of the Nuthatch than the first...
  19. Adey Baker

    Biggest crowd for a U.K bird.

    Considering how many birders were on The Scillies at the time, the first Sunday of the R B Nuthatch was quite a gathering
  20. Adey Baker

    New OM-1

    Not sure about the menu on the OM1 - I've got an EM1 II and in the menu under 'Button Functions' I have scrolled it round to 'OFF' for the Lens Function as I was accidentally catching it sometimes when lifting the camera up to shoot.
  21. Adey Baker

    New OM-1

    The focus ring issue with the 300mm is something that has been mentioned in just about every test report of that lens. I usually just check it every time I lift the camera up to take a photo (the lack of a focus-point in the viewfinder is also a quick reminder that it needs pushing forward).
  22. Adey Baker

    Large Blue Butterfly - The Guardian article

    Also on the BBC: Huge recovery for butterfly once extinct in the UK
  23. Adey Baker

    How rich in wildlife was the UK countryside when you grew up?

    Water Voles were very common when I was a youngster, now one has to seek them out. Since 2000 I've lost from my local area: L S Woodpecker, Marsh and Willow Tit, Tree Sparrow, Wall Brown to name a but a few. All from land that isn't intensively farmed. (There are very occasional reports of...
  24. Adey Baker

    Dragonfly ID, please

    Yes, that's what it is. Widespread in the UK
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