Edinburgh sightings July 2016

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Edinburgh sightings July 2016

Postby briart » Fri 08 Jul 2016 17:25

Arthurs seat area. 2 Northern Brown Argus and 3 Graylings below the crags. I would add the graylings to first sightings page except doesnt seem to be updated on regular basis.
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Re: Edinburgh sightings July 2016

Postby ricowells » Tue 19 Jul 2016 23:37

Bawsinch yesterday evening for 1st visit in several weeks, only several meadow browns and ringlets plus flyby whites. Quick walk up to top of Arthurs seat from Dunsapie this evening produced a small heath, several ringlets and a nice surprise at the very top…3 painted ladies…plus the Trainspotting 2 film crew, Danny Boyle, Euan Mcgregor, Ewan Bremner and all!
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Re: Edinburgh sightings July 2016

Postby briart » Thu 21 Jul 2016 16:18

Painted ladies on top of Arthurs Seat ...amazing..
No painted ladies for me today at Arthurs seat but i didnt go up i went around and about as usual, i do walk the same route each time and iv been told part of it is an old transect. However dissapointed at first looking for Blues my favourites but only 2 fly bys. I was going to head home but pushed on reminding myself that anything can appear when you least expect it..and yay it did or 3 of them, Small skippers. never seen them on the seat or anywhere else within a ten mile distance before well chuffed !
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Re: Edinburgh sightings July 2016

Postby IAC » Thu 21 Jul 2016 19:09

Hi Brian,
What a result..ha...persistence always pays off. Get em recorded. Great photos as well....brilliant!!

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Re: Edinburgh sightings July 2016

Postby leodiensian » Sun 24 Jul 2016 20:41

briart wrote:Painted ladies on top of Arthurs Seat ...amazing..
No painted ladies for me today at Arthurs seat but i didnt go up i went around and about as usual, i do walk the same route each time and iv been told part of it is an old transect. However dissapointed at first looking for Blues my favourites but only 2 fly bys. I was going to head home but pushed on reminding myself that anything can appear when you least expect it..and yay it did or 3 of them, Small skippers. never seen them on the seat or anywhere else within a ten mile distance before well chuffed !


Hi Brian

I've never seen Small Skipper in Holyrood Park. Can you be more specific about which part of the park you saw them in please - it's a big place.

You also previously mentioned NBA below the crags. Would this be on the slope below Cat's Nick where the Rock Rose grows? Or maybe in the 'tank trap' ditch at the bottom of the slope?

Thanks

Phll
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Re: Edinburgh sightings July 2016

Postby briart » Tue 26 Jul 2016 18:08

hi phil iv sent message to your inbox..
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