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Discussion in 'Wildlife Gallery' started by Psygon, Apr 6, 2015.


  1. Psygon

    Psygon Yoshi Tonks! :-)

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    Been out in the garden most of the day, the bees and butterflies are everywhere - really nice to see. Was quite rare to see that many butterflies when we lived in the city.

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  2. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I've not seen a small tortoiseshell yet, seen most of the other early ones though
     
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    moggie14 PetForums VIP

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    Great photos :thumbsup:
    I've seen a few large cardinals today, they are stunning! The sunshine must have brought them out.
    Also lots of big bumble bees :)
     
  4. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    AnnB PetForums Member

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    I've seen Brimstones and Small Tortoiseshells, possibly a few Peacocks too but not close enough to be sure that's what they were. I've yet to see an Orange-tip though.
     
  6. Jonescat

    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

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    I've only seen brimstone and small tortoiseshell too so far.
     
  7. AnnB

    AnnB PetForums Member

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    Saw my first Comma of the year today and a decent close-up of a Peacock. I chased a white butterfly around for a while but didn't get close enough to ID it.
     
  8. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I saw a white one yesterday but couldn't get close enough. Commas have been about here as long a the Brimstones have :)
     
  9. Jonescat

    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

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    Found a peacock yesterday. :)
     
  10. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Saw my first Speckled Wood today.
    Was just about to get a pic and the dog went through :rolleyes:

    The Small Tortoiseshells are out in force and must have seen at least 20 and a couple of Orange tips today too :)

    Ridiculous, this many Butterflies at this time of year. Going to be even hotter Wed, Thursday here apparently :confused:

    Some of the Tadpoles are losing their puddles!!
     
  11. AnnB

    AnnB PetForums Member

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    I still haven't seen an Orange-tip, nor a Speckled Wood yet but I did find a Green Hairstreak today up at Ivinghoe Beacon. I had a chuckle at your "was just about to get a pic and then the dog went through" because my dog was also the reason for me not getting a photo.
     
  12. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    That's just wrong isn't it?

    A Green Hairstreak now!!!

    I'll have to go and keep an eye open for my local one :D
     
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    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

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    Lovely crisp, sharp images. What camera/lens do you use?
     
  14. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

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    Wow. Lovely pic - thought it was your green hairstreak but have since realised it is an orangetip. Need another cup of tea I think.
     
  16. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Saw my first Holly Blue of this year, it even posed for me........but of course, the dog was off and I had to follow :eek:
     
  17. AnnB

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    Finally saw my first Orange-tip and a Green-veined White today. Heard my first Cuckoo too.
     
  18. Jonescat

    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

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    Saw my first Comma yesterday and these are in the garden - really territorial and chasing away both the peacock butterfly and hoverflies:

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  19. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Red Admiral today :)
     
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    Got Speckled Wood here & others but they are very skitish & vanish over the fences when I get my camera. I have also seen a very small pretty blue butterfly. Really must Google to find which one it is.. I think a Holly Blue.
     
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