Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Help with ID please

Can someone please help with this one. Sorry about picture quality.



6 comments:

  1. Hi, Sally. Could it be a rather strangely coloured female Gold Swift? If so, it's a good'un!

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  2. Good call, Steve. A female Gold Swift. Not too common in Carms, with records from 30 sites.

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  4. Excellent, thanks both, I thought it may be a swift but not had any before - lots of bracken here although I am trying to get rid of some of it!

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  5. I also have vastly too much bracken - if you find a way of getting rid of it, I would love to know!

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  6. I have found persistent hand pulling when fronds are fully uncurled (July to August) will control areas within about 6 years - but hard work (and wear gloves as nasty cuts can ensure from stems) - I am trying to get Woofers to help me this year but no-one keen yet! I am told regular cutting or trampling also works but we have found this takes longer and is not as effective. I do leave a few patches for wildlife but if it is left to get out of control it can spread quickly. Our Highland cattle used to trample it and keep it under control for many years but we no longer have the herd.

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