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by chrisjohnson
30 Dec 2016, 12:08
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: By-The-Wind Sailors
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: By-The-Wind Sailors

Hi Bruce Not an infrequent occurrence on a small scale but the numbers you describe are astonishing. Thank you for posting. As the co-ordinating editor of the new Hebridean Naturalists Journal, you may like to consider writing a short not for inclusion in the 2017 issue. We have finalise the 2016 is...
by chrisjohnson
19 Nov 2016, 12:25
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: September 2016 - A few Images
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

Re: September 2016 - A few Images

Stunning - the gull is out of focus though ;)
by chrisjohnson
10 Jun 2016, 08:26
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Moths - Askernish - 4th June June 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Moths - Askernish - 4th June June 2016

YvonneB wrote:Forgot to add these - it took me a wee while to work out what the were. White Ermine and Grey Scalloped Bar
Nice images Yvonne. Not surprised it took a while to sort the Ermine, the striated form is quite unusual: Spilosoma lubricipeda ab. godarti.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
11 Oct 2015, 07:33
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Barnacle Geese over North Uist
Replies: 10
Views: 1824

Re: Barnacle Geese over North Uist

Just before dark two skeins of Barnacles moved south quite high over our headland. Estimated between 170 and 200. At the same time 6 Brents moved south low over the water.
by chrisjohnson
25 Aug 2015, 19:46
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Swifts
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Swifts

Another 8 Swifts just passed the house moving south. Best showing I’ve seen.
by chrisjohnson
24 Aug 2015, 19:38
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Swifts
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Swifts

5 Swifts today, 3 this morning on the headland and 2 this afternoon near Hebridean Jewellery.

Cheers, Chris
by chrisjohnson
21 Jul 2015, 06:53
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Beautiful Carpet
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Beautiful Carpet

A fresh specimen was located on the house yesterday morning.

The only other records for the Outer Hebrides are from Stornoway Woods in 2009 and 2010.
Beautiful-Carpet-01.jpg
by chrisjohnson
12 Nov 2014, 07:22
Forum: Fungi
Topic: Lilac fungus
Replies: 2
Views: 2756

Re: Lilac fungus

Hi Tristan

This is almost certainly Laccaria amethystina, which is common there.

It is useful to have a shot of the gills or pores when trying to identify a fungus from a photograph.

Regards, Chris
by chrisjohnson
09 Nov 2014, 08:13
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Fieldfares
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Re: Fieldfares

There were 30 Fieldfares with 10 Redwings on Ardivachar headland on 7 November.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
08 Nov 2014, 08:11
Forum: Fungi
Topic: Waxcaps?
Replies: 1
Views: 905

Re: Waxcaps?

Hi Paul

Yes, waxcaps. The rain has washed a lot of the colour away but they are Hygrocybe punicea.

It's an excellent spot for waxcaps which usually peak in October but grassland fungi are later this year.

Chris