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Thursday 10th August, a Hummingbird Hawk Moth was around amenity planting and front gardens at Eyet Street near the town centre

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A minimum of ten Roesels Bush Cricket calling today to the west of Westleigh Lane, nr to the former railway which runs through to Leigh Road

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Lez Fairclough wrote:

dave broome wrote:

Hi Dave, looks like a species of Mining Bee but there are over 60 species of them in the UK & a lot of them look very similar - the nearest I can find is 'Andrena Bicolor' or 'Gwynne's Mining Bee' which is common in spring.  Lez.

 






Thanks for the pointer Lez, much appreciated


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A Holly Blue today at Pennington Hall Park
On open space at Staveacre, just north of Hope Carr, 2 fresh Speckled Wood, feeding on Dandelion, also a Tawny Mining Bee and several of another species I have yet to identify. Can anyone suggest what it is from the photo?


 Hi Dave, looks like a species of Mining Bee but there are over 60 species of them in the UK & a lot of them look very similar - the nearest I can find is 'Andrena Bicolor' or 'Gwynne's Mining Bee' which is common in spring.  Lez.

 



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A Holly Blue today at Pennington Hall Park
On open space at Staveacre, just north of Hope Carr, 2 fresh Speckled Wood, feeding on Dandelion, also a Tawny Mining Bee and several of another species I have yet to identify. Can anyone suggest what it is from the photo?

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A Brimstone was in Lilford Woods today and a Buff-Tailed Bumblebee

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A beautifully marked  'Silver Ground Carpet'  moth on my garden furniture this afternoon.



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A Holly Blue butterfly in my son's back yard on some ivy yesterday, he lives a few hundred yards from Leigh town centre

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3 Hornet Mimic Hoverfly Volucella zonaria today at Buddleia flowers on the roadside where Kirkham Road crosses Pennington Brook, huge impressive critters

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A Weasel ran across a path at Lilford Park today carrying prey, a rodent of some kind

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Hi Lez
Ran it past a few folk and it was identified (by Ste Culley) as a Ruby Tiger moth Butterfly Conservation

-- Edited by dave broome on Sunday 25th of April 2021 10:17:15 AM


 Thanks for that Dave I can't believe my Google image search didn't throw that one up!



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Hi Lez
Ran it past a few folk and it was identified (by Ste Culley) as a Ruby Tiger moth Butterfly Conservation

-- Edited by dave broome on Sunday 25th of April 2021 10:17:15 AM

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No birding for last couple of weeks due to kitchen renovation & yesterday had this little devil destroy a freshly sprayed

kitchen cabinet door. I managed to rescue it & take a pic but have not a clue what it is - Moth, Wasp, Bee, Beetle or other

insect. Nearest match after an hour on Google images came up with 'Milkweed Tussock Moth' (Euchaetes Egle) but that's only found in N. America & Canada.

'Doc' maybe you could shed some light on it?



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Henry the Hedgehog can't even wait till it goes dark for his steal of the cat biscuits.

There is only the cat that doesn't eat them!



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Nice quiet afternoon sunbathing until a 'Hairy Footed Flower Bee' landed on my hairy chest & frightened the life out of me!

Also a very colourful 'Green Shield Bug' (Pic Attached).



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Hope Carr Nature Reserve.

My first 'Orange Tip' butterfly of the year with plenty of 'Peacock' & a few 'Tortoiseshell' as well.



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16/5/19 Holly Blue at the former playing field on Melrose Reclamation, Westleigh

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A large white butterfly at edge of Lilford Park yesterday

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3 Ruddy Darter together today near Westleigh, on the dismantled railway between Westleigh Lane and Leigh Road, not far from the waterbody north of Abbey Lane. Also a Holly Blue along there



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one of the grimmest footpaths known to man, between Guest St and North St (behind Drummond Way) was brightened up today by 2 Holly Blue feeding on Bramble, also 3 Red Admiral, 3 Speckled Wood, Small White and a Large White



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Tues 30th July Public open space around margins of football pitch north of Abbey Lane/Melrose Avenue, Westleigh plenty of butterflies active - 1 Small Copper, 50 plus of both Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper, half a dozen Large White, 20 plus Small White, 19 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock

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Fox, trotting across sainsburys car park just after midnight.

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Vixen, very scrawny but looked in good shape, close to sainsburys 1220 this morning.

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Fox feeding from a litter bin, sainsburys car park, just after midnight.



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