The male of a pair which visit close to the house early in the day
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Yes, a male for the reason you give...in females, the stripe is thinner, less glossy and fades away between the legs.
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Thanks Ian, perhaps I should have more courage in my convictions?
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Lat/Lng: 53.7, -0.4
OS grid ref: TA0831