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Old Tuesday 20th July 2010, 08:50   #101
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A few more from Sunday night.
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Old Tuesday 20th July 2010, 09:56   #102
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I am coming to Seahouses next week for a fortnights holiday. Does anyone know if Large Heath are still on the wing. If so, can anyone advise of sites that I could try.
Hi there they should be still on the wing.There's Craig Lough and Sweethope Lough areas which are supposed to be good sites to see them.I haven't been to those sites.
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Old Tuesday 20th July 2010, 10:06   #103
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Whilst doing a Dragonfly survey for the WWT at Washington Tyne and Wear i came across this B.B.C oviposting follow the link for video or check out blog below. Bear with it may take a few secs depending on your connection.


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Old Tuesday 20th July 2010, 15:03   #104
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Testo's pool was a bit quiet this afternoon because of the cloudy weather but saw plenty of the usual damselfies just a single FS Chaser.Big increase of the number of Common Darters from my last visit.Butterflies seen Small Skipper 8,Large Skipper 1,Small Tort 3 and 5 Meadow Browns.
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Old Tuesday 20th July 2010, 15:42   #105
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The small patch again this lunchtime had,

Meadow Brown X1
Ringlet X1

and at least 8 Whites, some large but some that appeared significantly smaller so i'm thinking maybe Small whites as they didnt look like Green Viened but nobody seems to mention small whites much so I'm not sure how common they are round here.

Also when I got back to work there was a Marbled Beauty on the shop door.

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Old Tuesday 20th July 2010, 17:02   #106
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The small patch again this lunchtime had,

Meadow Brown X1
Ringlet X1

and at least 8 Whites, some large but some that appeared significantly smaller so i'm thinking maybe Small whites as they didnt look like Green Viened but nobody seems to mention small whites much so I'm not sure how common they are round here.

Also when I got back to work there was a Marbled Beauty on the shop door.
Hi Adam Small Whites are very common just as common as Large Whites.They can be a bit of a pest in veg gardens.I sometimes see Marbled Beauty in the garden.
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Hi Adam Small Whites are very common just as common as Large Whites.They can be a bit of a pest in veg gardens.I sometimes see Marbled Beauty in the garden.
Thanks Martin, I've always been under the impression that was the case but I just wondered if i was perhaps mistaken as i havent seen many other people mentioning them much just Large and Green veined.
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Whilst doing a Dragonfly survey for the WWT at Washington Tyne and Wear i came across this B.B.C oviposting follow the link for video or check out blog below. Bear with it may take a few secs depending on your connection.


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Great video I couldn't see it on photobucket (may be as i am not a user) but saw it on your blog page. That's a nice blog you've got there.
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Old Wednesday 21st July 2010, 08:11   #109
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Went on a Dark -green Fritillary hunt this morning to Waskerley the weather wasn't ideal mostly cloudy,breezy and a few bright spells but i managed to see one DG Frit.Other butterflies seen

Ringlet 30+
Small Tort 5
Meadow Brown 3
Small Skipper 20+
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Just come back in from the garden i had quick look at the 2 Buddleias which are now coming into flower and saw Meadow Brown,Small Tort ,Large and Small White.But best of all a Common Darter was flying round the garden.That is 3 yrs running i've seen one in the garden.

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Old Wednesday 21st July 2010, 16:05   #112
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west pastures the last few days, barn owl every night it wasnt stotting down.
little owl, hobby.
family of lt tits, covey of partridge, curlew and lapwings.
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Hi there they should be still on the wing.There's Craig Lough and Sweethope Lough areas which are supposed to be good sites to see them.I haven't been to those sites.
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A few moths from the garden last night.

Dark Spinach, LargeYellow Underwing, Burnished Brass, Scalloped Oak and Great Oak Beauty or maybe Willow Beauty.
I think.
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Old Thursday 22nd July 2010, 20:34   #115
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A few moths from the garden last night.

Dark Spinach, LargeYellow Underwing, Burnished Brass, Scalloped Oak and Great Oak Beauty or maybe Willow Beauty.
I think.
Hi Ray the last one looks like Willow Beauty to me.Burnished Brass are cracking moths one of my favourites.
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Old Friday 23rd July 2010, 08:16   #116
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Hi Ray the last one looks like Willow Beauty to me.Burnished Brass are cracking moths one of my favourites.
Cheers Martin, the markings are well worn, but looking at my ID book, I'll settle or Willow.
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Iv'e had a cracking day for butterflies 15 species seen.Went to Kibblesworth this morning and saw 9+ Purple Hairstreaks three of them showed reasonably well.But most of the time they were flying near the tops of the trees.Other butterflies seen

Common Blue 3
Ringlet 6+
Meadow Brown 10+
Small Tort 6
Small Heath 26
Grayling 1
Large White
GV White
Small White
Small Skipper 6
Specked Wood 1
Peacock 1

And back in the garden this afternoon the Buddleias are now attracting more butterflies saw
Small Tort 5
Comma 1
Red Admiral 1
GV White 1
Small White several
Large White several
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Just come back in from the garden saw a 6+ Large Yellow Underwings, 2 Silver Y and very worn Swallow-tailed Moth.
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colliery woods 7am lots of large and small whites on some yellow flowers (not ragwort).
testos pond loads and loads of damsenflies and dragonflies near the road.
i was looking for the missing sygnet, only 6 left now :(
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Still a few butterflies in the garden today despite the cloudy conditions 3 Small Tort and several Large and Small Whites.
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5 Small Tort,Peacock and several Large and Small Whites in the garden today.Also disturbed a Common Marbled Carpet Moth.
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Wingate Quarry yesterday, plenty butterflies about including the marbled whites.

Common Blue, small, large & green veined white, red admiral, small tortoiseshell, meadow brown, loads of small heath, ringlet, small skipper.
grass moths and a couple of burnet moths.
Also common darters, 1 ruddy darter, blue damsels and 2 emporer dragonflies around the pond area.
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A few more from Wingate Quarry.
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double figures of small heaths, only one small skipper, 4 small tortoiseshells, one peacock, difficult to count whites at least 6 green veined, not sure about the rest. One grayling? see photo (it landed on me). also my second comma this year, this one looks very fresh. saw a couple of faded burnets but most seem to be gone now. lots of meadow browns about and a few ringlets.
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