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Old 11-07-17, 07:05 PM
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An hour I've been at work all day since 7.30am, just got back home though did see your post but could not remember my password, so had to wait until I got home.

Any way Thanks Stuart, What Stuart is referring to is on the 8th July at my local patch I found a Scarlet Darter and possable the 1st for Dorset
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An amazing find, I know some of the people that twitched it. Absolute madness in my opinion, dragonflies don't stay still
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Old 12-07-17, 06:35 PM
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Very nice a lovely creature, well spotted.
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That is a fantastic find Martin for the UK! Congratulations!!

You will now have another string to your bow...finding rare Odonata in the UK!

Enjoy your well deserved fame.
Thank you , though I can not take all the credit as at first I thought it was a Red Veined Darter, then a local birder suggested it might be a Scarlet Darter and from then on my phone never stopped on the Sunday.

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An amazing find, I know some of the people that twitched it. Absolute madness in my opinion, dragonflies don't stay still
Thank you but as above, Never new folk twictched dragonflies it was quite amazing
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Butterflies are also twitched!

How about the 'Flying Scotsman', now that would be one you wouldn't/shouldn't 'dip' on when you get news of it's whereabouts !
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Twitched at Ais Gill on the Settle - Carlisle line

Flying Scotsman Ais Gill by Ian Wilkinson, on Flickr

Flying Scotsman Ais Gill 3 by Ian Wilkinson, on Flickr
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Butterflies are also twitched!

How about the 'Flying Scotsman', now that would be one you wouldn't/shouldn't 'dip' on when you get news of it's whereabouts !
They actually suppressed the last sighting of the Flying Scotsman down here on account of poor behaviour by the twitchers the previous time it came past
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They actually suppressed the last sighting of the Flying Scotsman down here on account of poor behaviour by the twitchers the previous time it came past
It's running York - Carlisle over the Settle - Carlisle route most Sundays over the summer. I took these pics back at the end of March.
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It's running York - Carlisle over the Settle - Carlisle route most Sundays over the summer. I took these pics back at the end of March.
It must be quite a sight to see. I've been at work the last two times its come close to here, but as mentioned above they no longer publish the exact times for safety reason as photographers were trespassing on the line.
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Have you looked at www.uksteam.info website? It gives plenty of info and timings of UK steam specials.
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Have you looked at www.uksteam.info website? It gives plenty of info and timings of UK steam specials.
I haven't. Thanks for the link
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They are splendid images Ian!
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