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LADYBIRDS

Postby nuthatch » Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:31 pm

:ladybird: We were inundated with harlequin ladybirds in the garden yesterday afternoon, both yellow and dark red ones - they were all over the place - there were twelve alone in a corner of the window sill where I look out onto the bird garden :ladybird:
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby Jacksparrow » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:04 pm

nuthatch wrote::ladybird: We were inundated with harlequin ladybirds in the garden yesterday afternoon, both yellow and dark red ones - they were all over the place - there were twelve alone in a corner of the window sill where I look out onto the bird garden :ladybird:

How peculiar. :eek: I have rarely seen any ladybirds in my garden this year, Harlequin or otherwise. :(
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby johnd83 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:54 am

I have only had this garden for a couple of month but only seen one or two.
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby johnd83 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:12 am

I was lucky enough to catch a ladybird in my garden yesterday. Sat on a leaf in the some shine. Wasn't sat around long at all. Shame as I wanted a better picture than the one I got. First real trying mag filters on the 18-55mm lens.

ImageLadybird1 by JohnBW83, on Flickr
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby Jacksparrow » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:38 pm

Good photo of a Harlequin :photo: :yes:
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby johnd83 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:49 pm

How can you tell it's a harlequin May ask. Sorry it's a newbie question.
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby Jacksparrow » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:40 pm

johnd83 wrote:How can you tell it's a harlequin May ask. Sorry it's a newbie question.

It is just the appearance as compared to the Ladybirds we know and love plus they tend to be a little bigger. It is only in recent years Harlequins have started appearing in my part of the England(south west midlands) and I had to google them to check what I was seeing. There are lots of images to be found and you'll soon be an expert like what I is. :) :ladybird: :magnify:
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby johnd83 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:05 am

Great to know. Something new :)
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby nuthatch » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:35 am

Nice :photo: johnd :ladybird:
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby johnd83 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:30 am

Thank you.
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