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by Paul
03 Sep 2015, 11:01
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Canadian ringed Ringed Plover
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

Re: Canadian ringed Ringed Plover

When I used to dazzle waders with Digger Jackson we often used to catch spring Ringed Plovers with short wings & dark toes which we assumed were high arctic breeders returning to their breeding grounds. This would appear to confirm this.
by Paul
10 Feb 2015, 15:13
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Signs of spring on North Uist
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: Signs of spring on North Uist

The white coloured aberrant Barnacle Goose was on Berneray on 02 Feb.
by Paul
29 Nov 2014, 12:20
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Greenland White-fronted Geese
Replies: 1
Views: 810

Re: Greenland White-fronted Geese

West Gerinish flock numbered 121 this morning of which only 6 were juveniles.
by Paul
07 Nov 2014, 20:15
Forum: Fungi
Topic: Waxcaps?
Replies: 1
Views: 931

Waxcaps?

Spectacular display of waxcaps on range near Loch Bee (south-west corner)
by Paul
18 Oct 2014, 09:44
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: A possible American thrush at the Butt of Lewis
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: A possible American thrush at the Butt of Lewis

It looks very Veery-like to me also.
Paul
by Paul
31 Aug 2014, 09:38
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Carnan Moths 30/08/2014
Replies: 0
Views: 1577

Carnan Moths 30/08/2014

Hoary Plume.jpg Moth tapping last night produced 82 moths of 20 species: Autumnal Rustic 1, Common Carpet 3, Ear Moth sp. 10, Flame Shoulder 1, Gold Spot 2, July Highflyer 1, Lesser Yellow Underwing 2, Minor Shoulder Knot 1, Northern Deep-brown Dart 9, Northern Rustic 2, Northern Spinach 4, Red Car...
by Paul
02 Aug 2014, 12:21
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Carnan Moths 01/08/2014
Replies: 0
Views: 813

Carnan Moths 01/08/2014

CST.jpg Mothing last night in the garden produced 150 moths of 32 species: Antler Moth 5, Beautiful Golden Y 3, Bright-line-brown Eye 2, Burnished Brass 2, CANARY-SHOULDERED THORN 1, Dark Arches 25, Dark Marbled Carpet 1, Dotted Clay 3, Garden Tiger 14, Gold Spot 13, Grass Rivulet 1, July Highflyer...
by Paul
01 Aug 2014, 19:15
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Big Butterfly Count
Replies: 1
Views: 1047

Big Butterfly Count

Did another count this afternoon once sun came out & had slightly fewer butterflies but still a good total: Green-veined White 18, Meadow Brown 11, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Red Admiral 1, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Large White 1, Then went further up the road to the west to confirm presence of Emerald D...
by Paul
26 Jul 2014, 19:11
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Fieldfare
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Fieldfare

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If we've just had the hottest day for 28 years why did I have a fieldfare in the garden this evening?
Not a very good picture cos it was taken through double glazing
by Paul
25 Jul 2014, 15:31
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Carnan Moths 24/07
Replies: 0
Views: 796

Carnan Moths 24/07

DL.jpg Mothing at home last night produced 352 moths of 38 species: Antler 4, Beautiful Golden Y 4, Bright-line-brown Eye 5, Burnished Brass 11, Clouded-border brindle 2, Dark Arches 77, Dark Brocade 2, Dark-barred Twin Spot Carpet 2, Dotted Clay 2, Double Lobed 31, Ear Moth sp 4, Flame Shoulder 2,...