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Slender Crab Spiders Genus Tibellus

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perkpenn

Date

April 20, 2019 08:50 AM CEST

Description

Found this spider with a very large mayfly for its dinner

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edolis

Date

November 7, 2019 12:08 PM CET

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valentinabuono

Date

September 8, 2019 05:18 PM CEST

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stephen54

Date

June 27, 2016 06:03 PM BST

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perkpenn

Date

July 6, 2019 01:52 PM CEST

Description

This could also be a thread-waist of some kind?

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What

Large Carpenter Bees Genus Xylocopa

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jane_trembath

Date

June 24, 2016 07:39 PM SAST

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What

European Woodpigeon Columba palumbus ssp. palumbus

Observer

perkpenn

Date

September 10, 2019 02:45 PM CEST

Description

Found this 'field' of feathers. Obviously eaten by a predator. Possibly a pigeon?

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What

Spotted Amber Ladybird Beetle Hippodamia variegata

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perkpenn

Date

September 10, 2019 03:08 PM CEST

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cyril10

Date

July 10, 2019 05:09 PM SAST

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What

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

Observer

philipmarkosso

Date

March 17, 2019 04:27 PM GMT

Description

It was one of those great days, you act on a tip-off and end up bagging your quarry, something that has alluded you for a long time. In this case my last (and only) short-eared Owl sighting was near Wooler Northumberland close-on 47 years ago! I appreciate that ‘experienced birders’ may consider this no big deal but for me this observation was one of these wildlife magical moments.
A couple of years back I’d been told that Short-eared Owls could be seen at Farlington Marshes nr Portsmouth. So, I made my way there and returned often but whilst I saw plenty of other stuff, I never got a glimpse of a ‘Shortie’. I would often meet birders who were staking them out, waiting patiently for hours with their camera rigs trained over the marsh in the hope of a sighting but as far as I knew they never had any luck.
On one such trip I got talking to a young couple (birders) and they told me that I should go to Thorney Island “just down the road”. Checking out Thorney island on the internet I found it was owned by the Ministry of defence and that access was restricted to walking around the perimeter (so what chance of a sighting then?). Nevertheless, one day I decided to put the idea to bed and give it a go. Unfortunately, around that I’d developed knee trouble and the walking proved tough going around a perimeter sea wall and bumpy muddy track. In the end I was forced to call it a day and made my way back to the car parked at Thornham Marina. At around 150 yards from ‘home’ I glanced over into a farmer’s field and there it was, a Short-eared Owl, middle of the day, quartering the ground. I had my SLR with 150mm macro to hand and although less than ideal I didn’t dare try to get the Panasonic FZ75 with its 1200x zoom reach trained on it in case it may decide to move on. After snapping away for around 60+ shots I decided to give the FZ75 a go only for the Owl to then decide to leave. In the 2 minutes or so it had been there it had quartered and area of about 150 square yards and had dropped to the ground once (but without a kill).
In the UK the breeding population of short-eared Owls is in the North of England and Scotland. As far as I know the bird I saw is one that overwinters on the marshes. I’m sure there are suitable prey animals (I’ve seen kestrel take a small rat at Farlington) but perhaps there isn’t enough to sustain them to breed there?
Any comments on this sighting or on what I’ve said are welcome.

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Bright Wave Idaea ochrata

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perkpenn

Date

July 16, 2019 11:32 AM CEST

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perkpenn

Date

April 23, 2019 06:49 AM CEST

Description

The beetle was above me, so this is the only aspect that I could get.

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ophrys

Date

July 12, 2019

Description

U. jaceana agg.

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perkpenn

Date

July 11, 2019 02:19 PM CEST

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perkpenn

Date

June 21, 2019 03:36 PM CEST

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Birch Catkin Bug Kleidocerys resedae

Observer

perkpenn

Date

December 24, 2017 01:54 PM CET

Description

Is that an egg sack underdeath?

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Meadow Plant Bug Leptopterna dolabrata

Observer

perkpenn

Date

June 21, 2019 03:14 PM CEST

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perkpenn

Date

June 12, 2019 10:26 AM CEST

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What

Ilex Hairstreak Satyrium ilicis

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tiggrx

Date

June 18, 2012

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Violet Carpenter Bee Xylocopa violacea

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perkpenn

Date

July 21, 2018 01:49 PM CEST

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katya

Date

April 25, 2019 01:39 PM EEST

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nakarb

Date

June 22, 2013 07:39 PM MSK

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Lesser Spotted Fritillary Melitaea trivia

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ruimvs

Date

August 27, 2018 05:22 PM BST

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carnifex

Date

April 1, 2019 10:17 AM CEST

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perkpenn

Date

August 26, 2017 05:40 PM CEST

Description

Found in a nettle patch.

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perkpenn

Date

November 13, 2017 03:28 PM CET

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What

Peach Blossom Moth Thyatira batis

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paul_entomologie

Date

August 30, 2018 10:51 AM SAST

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paolavaldes

Date

March 6, 2019 05:55 PM CET

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What

Winter Moth Operophtera brumata

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perkpenn

Date

November 26, 2018 05:43 PM CET

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Meadowhawks Genus Sympetrum

Observer

perkpenn

Date

August 19, 2018 01:58 PM CEST

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Cereal Leaf Beetle Oulema melanopus

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perkpenn

Date

March 8, 2018 02:03 PM CET

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What

Adonis Blue Polyommatus bellargus

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fannycaba

Date

September 3, 2018 12:51 PM SAST

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carnifex

Date

May 5, 2018 07:33 AM CEST

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What

Broad-headed Bugs Family Alydidae

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figlue

Date

December 24, 2018 07:41 PM CET

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pdubois

Date

May 14, 2017 11:19 AM CEST

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The Hermit Chazara briseis

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m_steinwandter

Date

September 3, 2018 10:12 AM CEST

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Eurasian Hummingbird Hawkmoth Macroglossum stellatarum

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birdmanuk68

Date

August 27, 2015 04:55 PM BST

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Leafy Spurge Hawkmoth Hyles euphorbiae

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neomysfodiens

Date

June 7, 2018 01:11 PM SAST

Description

Raupe