We've got a few spaces on our remaining pelagics this year, including two 10hr trips out to key areas, discovered by NEWT/MARINElife, for White-beaked Dolphin and other cetaceans. Details are in this thread;
North East Cetacean Project Press Release
The 2014 whale and dolphin watching season in the North Sea is off to a flying start, according to groundbreaking research undertaken by the charity MARINElife.
Dr Martin Kitching, who coordinates the North East Cetacean Project (NECP) has been...
Tired of shivering on east coast headlands in the winter? Here's an opportunity to head for the deep North in December ;)
A strange thing has been happening for the last few days. I finish browsing BF, mark everything as read and log out. All seems normal, including after logging out I see the log in screen. However, when I next visit BF, I'm already logged in!!
After the weather put paid to our groundbreaking 10hr pelagic to the Farne Deeps on August 12th we rescheduled for Friday September 3rd, and quickly sold all remaining places. Since then a couple of places have become available at a cost of £60/person. We will depart Royal Quays...
I've been contacted by an American birder who will be visiting Glasgow in late August, and is looking to spend a day (August 22nd) birding with a local guide. She's struggling to find details of anyone who could guide her for the day so I offered to help her out. Does anyone know of any local...
I'd be very grateful for confirmation/correction of the 3 micros, and suggestions as to the identity of the footman (I assume it's Buff). I identified the Agonopterix as cililella based on flight season. Is that safe, or can heracliana be on the wing in August?
Last Friday's pelagic only produced very low numbers of birds; 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Bonxie, no shearwaters, very few auks and lower numbers of Kittiwakes, Fulmars and Gannets than we would expect at the end of July.
However..........following a report from an angling charter yesterday morning, we...
Wasn't sure where to put this question (you'll understand why when you view the image). This was on our patio yesterday morning. 2.5" long and 1" diameter at it's widest point. The chalky deposits at one end made me think it was from a bird. Any ideas?
Can someone please confirm/correct the 2 micros, suggest an ID for the geometer (it looks to me like a very dark May Highflyer?) and ID the noctuids (I assume that the first one is either Uncertain or Rustic).
Any suggestions welcome. I was in the rpocess of searching the thumbnails on UKMoths when it began running so slowly that I decided to spend the time sorting out the images for posting on here instead. I've labelled the Phycitodes as UKMoths suggests it's easily identifiable, having...
I think that micros 1 and 2 are Depressaria pastinacella (both rather worn),
micro 3 I thought was Aspilapteryx tringipennella, although I'm not certain
it's holding it's legs/body in the correct position for a gracillariid.
Micro 4 I don't have a clue....
Confirmations/help with ID...
Continuing the run of trapping sessions with plenty of micros, last night's haul included these 4. I think that the first one is Celypha lacunana, the second one Plutella xylostella(although it doesn't seem to be exactly the same as others that I've caught), the third one I've never seen before...