East Lothian Sightings July 2015

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Re: East Lothian Sightings July 2015

Postby ricowells » Fri 24 Jul 2015 13:30

ps after wee bit of research I believe the moth which I sighted several times at Linn Dean is a chimney sweeper. A common moth apparently but first time I have photographed/seen it.
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Re: East Lothian Sightings July 2015

Postby georgehogg » Fri 24 Jul 2015 20:11

Small Skippers very common now between Aberlady Bay/Gullane Hill.
The wee roadside quarry at the corner west of Gullane was hosting a fine variety including small heath,small skipper,ringlet,meadow brown,common blue,dark green fritillary and six spot burnet.
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Re: East Lothian Sightings July 2015

Postby MarkCubitt » Sat 25 Jul 2015 09:26

Yes, quite correct a Chimney Sweeper. :-)
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Re: East Lothian Sightings July 2015

Postby IanWood » Sat 25 Jul 2015 21:47

Yesterday I was in the area of Gullane dunes between Muirfield golf course and the sea and managed to spot the same varieties as George reported. Lots of Meadow Browns and Ringlets. As well as 1 each of Small Skipper, Common Blue, Small Heath and D.G. Fritillary. Lots of Burnet moths too.
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Re: East Lothian Sightings July 2015

Postby wgell » Sun 26 Jul 2015 10:42

On Friday I walked down the path from Athelstaneford to the Cogtail Burn. Several Small Tortoiseshells feeding on thistles there as well as Ringlets, MBs and a couple of Red Admirals. Yesterday I walked around Bara Loch. Lots of Ringlets, MBs and also a large number of Common Blues. The most I've seen inland away from the coast.
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