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by YvonneB
26 Mar 2012, 12:39
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Moths, Askernish, 25th March 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Moths, Askernish, 25th March 2012

Our first moths of the year here in Askernish! A fairly clear night but mildish with a minimum temperature of 8.5'C recorded. 4 Clouded Drab ( Orthosia incerta ) 18 Hebrew Character ( Orthosia gothica ) 1 Brindled Ochre ( Dasypolia templi ) - the mated female overwinters HebrewCharacter01.jpg Cloude...
by YvonneB
26 Mar 2012, 00:21
Forum: Insects
Topic: 11-spot Ladybird?
Replies: 5
Views: 1362

Re: 11-spot Ladybird

Hi Bill

Thanks for that, i've replaced the photo with a better one, does that help more?

I went outside to see if the ladybird was still in the same place but it had gone.

As a matter of interest do you know what the other two ladybird species are that have been recorded here?
by YvonneB
25 Mar 2012, 19:07
Forum: Insects
Topic: 11-spot Ladybird?
Replies: 5
Views: 1362

11-spot Ladybird?

We know very little about the ladybirds found here in the Hebrides, this one was in the garden today. We always like to have a go at identifying what we see so did a search on a couple of web sites. The first was Chris Johnson's Hebridensis where there was an image showing a very similar ladybird to...
by YvonneB
25 Mar 2012, 16:37
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: National Garden Butterfly Survey
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

National Garden Butterfly Survey

I joined Butterfly Conservation last year, mainly because of my interest in moths. With their latest newsletter was information about the National Garden Butterfly Survey which looks like it should be quite easy and simple to participate in. All you have to do is fill out the form with the date you ...
by YvonneB
25 Mar 2012, 15:06
Forum: Birds
Topic: Askernish Ringing - February 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 548

Askernish Ringing - February 2012

Not too much ringing this month due to poor weather conditions. New Birds 1 Dunnock 1 Blackbird 41 Starling 1 House Sparrow 22 Greenfinch Total = 66 birds of 5 species Retraps 1 Dunnock 1 Blackbird 4 Starling 232 House Sparrows* 15 Greenfinch Total = 253 birds of 5 species A couple of the Starlings ...
by YvonneB
25 Mar 2012, 14:52
Forum: Birds
Topic: Askernish Ringing - January 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 571

Askernish Ringing - January 2012

Birds ringed in Askernish during January 2012 We had a slow start to the year as we didn't return home to Uist until 13th January, we'd spent the winter running the Strait of Gibraltar Bird Observatory. New birds 40 Starling 1 House Sparrow 11 Greenfinch Total = 52 of 3 species Retraps 1 Robin 2 Son...