Thursday, 25 June 2015

Radio Nicebirding

Hi Derek,
You know I love you but Jason Pierce is god (with a captial g if you like)


A moth...for you Derek

Hi Derek,
I tried phoning you last night, and the night before that and the night before that. I tried phoning you 17 times tonight - is your number still working? It definitely rings each time but I don't even get to hear your voice on the answer machine. Please ring me

Maybe you'd like to come round to my house to see  my Thistle Ermine moth - I've got some potato waffles, tayto bikers crisps and some haribo fangtastics?


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

I'm still here, Derek

...I'll never leave. Haha, only joking.....although I have to admit you are a hard man to follow and photograph. Can you please put more pictures of yourself on Facebook? Anyway, I hope you like this photo of the Forester moth.


Hi Derek, it's me

Hi Derek,
Have you missed me? I thought you might like to see my photo of a small white orchid.....although yours are much better!


Monday, 22 June 2015


North Eastern Jackdaws are a load of made up noncense, this one was photographed in Portaferry Co.Down which isnt even in North East of Northern Irelaand nevermind Europe! Kind of puts and end to all that guff.

Bad internet in Cork

 Bloody internet down here in Cork is shocking and its been several weeks since i seen the blog and the total twaddle Andrew has been putting on, i need to change the passwords. These photos of Small White Orchid have been sent in my M.Callaghan and she says they are in her brothers back garden in Derrynoose, Armagh, i think she is taking the funny stuff Andrew takes!

Monday, 15 June 2015

One more moth...for Derek

Calling all Dereks out there? Got you there - there's only one Derek I'm thinking of and I'm not gay. Not one bit. Sure, I'm married and have two kids - that would be ridiculous. When have you ever heard of that happening. So you've nothing to worry about Derek. No siree. I'm just sitting typing this here stuff with my trousers on. Just sitting here making sure the computer is on so I can post this picture of a Bordered Straw moth to you with my trousers on.

That's what I'm doing. You're such a nice guy.

Nicey nice Mewths

I think you may have guessed by now that I like three things in life. moths, vegetables and Derek. I'm not gay - I just like him. He's lovely. If you like nice people it's because Derek is nice. At least I think he is. Here's a Clouded Buff. Lovely? I think it is. I think it's nice.

I'm still normal

.... and nice. To prove it here's a meuth from way down there in another country, although same island, depending on your political outlook, or historical outlook, or personal moral antipathies. now, why can't we all be nice? How about this - a white prominent with a fusion rocket pack on its back just before take off? Now that's kind of lovely. So let's all be nice and not be sectarian, racist. If you must be a bigot then why not try being a nice one?

Moff for Derek

Here is an absolutely, utterly, definitively, totally, postively lovely moff - a Lobster moff. Derek says he agrees again because Derek always agrees with me. I like Derek. Derek likes me. WE ARE DEREK.....NO, WAIT....wait, please, please...please don't go away. I didn't mean it. I'll be better. I'll be nice. It's ok. It's ok. Ok? I'll make it better, I promise..look! look, look - I'll do anything, anything you want. I'll even give you these pics of a Beautiful Brocade as well. now we can start again? ok? We'll just pretend that never happened.

County Kerry Moffs

Here is a superb moff because I never seen of these before so I didn't. A peacock, you have to say 'It's lovely' when you see it. Don't you Derek? Derek agrees with me because he's lovely and he's my friend. so he is. Derek is my friend. and he's lovely.

Still very lovely

Dear Derek,
I know you're a big fan of posting shots of exactly the same thing again and again and again and again, especially if it's white and has wings, so I guess you won't mind me posting all these shots.
Only joking (I hope you thought that was a joke because I wasn't trying to be mean because I'm a better person now). They're lovely aren't they? Hope you're keeping well - it's really nice being nice, it just makes everything so lovely

Lovely lovely lovely

Everything is lovely Derek - especially this white prominent. Happy birthday to Patti Smith - I think she'll like this

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Radio Derek

This is lovely-lovely Derek

"Are you prepared to see the bad things that you say emblazoned boldly In gold letters on your tomb?"

Hey Derek, it's me again

Hi Derek,
Thought you might be interested in these moths - not one but two firsts for Northern Ireland, Luffia ferchaultella and Infurcitinea argentimaculella from Patricia Schmidtt (inventor of the Messerschmitt). Aren't they both lovely? I mean, aren't they both just simply 'lovely-lovely'? That's my new word - everything (the whole wide world) is lovely-lovely

Derek, how are you?

Hi Derek,
I hope you don't think I'm annoying but I found this picture of my Stephens' Gem moth - even though it's dead now it's still pretty cool, what do you think? I feel pretty sad for this moth, I hope it doesn't feel bad. I think we should care for all the fluffy moths in the world becasue they don't have a voice to stand up for themselves. Isn't it nice being nice?


Sorry to bother you Derek

Hi Derek,
It's me again - I hope I'm not annoying you, I'm only trying to be your friend. I thought of you and I wanted to share this lovely pic of a cork moth with you. What a stunner - some people don't like these moths but that's because they don't know how to have fun like us. Anyway, I'll maybe send you another email in a couple of minutes.


Hi again Derek

Hi Derek,
It's been a couple of hours since I last contacted you so I thought I would again......because I'd like to be nice and share this super picture with you. Small elephant hawk moth - isn't he pink? What a lovely moth and what a lovely day. Everything is so lovely at the moment. I really mean it


Hi Derek

Hi Derek,
How are you? - I hope you're keeping well. Here's a picture of Dryadaula pactolia that I found at Murlough - it's fantastic isn't it? Another new one for the reserve, I really hope you like it - isn't everything just great? wonderful even. I mean it. No more 'Mr. Negative-Pants' from me - as a friend I guess you might think of doing the same - everybody is a fantastic person in this world and we should all join in.



Monday, 8 June 2015

More Hoody photos

The Tory Mergansers are looking more tickable by the day after the influx of American Thrushs into the UK and Ireland!! Im ticking them anyway. Nobirds where at their best this weekend, directions for the Bee Eater were derisable to say the least, not even the name of a road or a grid reference, class again. The best sighting at the Reserve this weekend was some Japanease Knotweed! A little bit embarrasing maybe they should rename it World of Weeds!

Friday, 5 June 2015

Little Ringed Plover

A couple of Steephen Maxwell specials from last  Sunday at Kinnegar. Stephen was one of the original members of the Specials and co-wrote "Too much too Young" and played the harmonica solo which was recorded while the band where in Millisle as a support act for the Blue Lamp Disco. Stephen also co-wrote the Ace of Spades by Motorhead, you wouldnt know to look at him now but he was the spitting image of Lemmy. In recent years Stephen has been writing songs with and for the Country Scene stars and is currently holed up in Co.Tyrone with Susan McCann and Janet Devlin. Susans new album is called "What a load of dung" whle Janets album is at least a couple of years away as she hasnt written any songs yet! You can get Janet to visit your house and sing in your sitting room for £1000! Honest. Stephen will sing in your sitting room for a bottle of Bucky and a new Knee!