‘Favourites’ has been running since 2019 here Some favourites
This then is for YOU to show us things we might otherwise miss (or have missed) and may apply to long-ago, perhaps otherwise-lost observations, that you like or think others might like or actually needs more support
Please consider linking a Global Observation sometimes.
This was a favourite (in my Favorites) for a while with the view to finding out more - it is an unusual colour, with only one agreement
This observation is of one of my favourite birds. Surprisingly there were no agreements (until today). I chose it partly because it is a nice shot of the bird but also because it captures something of the remote, wild areas it inhabits (in winter at least). I usually see them on Ashdown Forest, which is downland and can be very bleak in winter. The species doesn’t breed in the UK. The photo also shows its habit of perching on a vantage point from where it flies down to catch its prey. Unusually for a passerine (perching bird) it has a hooked beak and can kill living animals. It will sometimes impale its prey on a thorn if it catches more than it can eat immediately. I suspect that this is unusual in winter.
But there are some real gems in Nick Uptons comments - some of his work from the 90’s is linked - I’ve added his Tobago programme link from 1994 to my Tobago project. It’s number 40 in the list at the link. There is also an excellent beetle programme too.
Such a shame that a lot of his work is becoming increasingly difficult to access. He worked with some great people too.
The comment trail - worth a look.
Thanks for unearthing that history, Al. I love the theory about the origin if the witch.
I’ve seen fireflies but don’t know what species. I don’t really trust my memory but I think in Atlanta, Georgia and on the South Island of New Zealand. Never in the UK, though.
I am really sorry NOT to have been supportive to that delicious observation, made during MY Christmas Days Project but, because it was a GLOBAL observation, MISSED by most
I have never received much supprt for this