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Re: Berwickshire sightings early April 2009

PostPosted: Thu 30 Apr 2009 21:35
by IAC
Hi all,
Thankyou Scott for your kind words, wishing you also a great butterfly summer....everything is crossed.
March and April have been fairly abnormal weatherwise here in the south east. Orange Tip appearing far earlier than previous years, and rather sporadically at that...females are few and far between.
Small Tortoiseshell have had an above average start to the year and Peacock just below average.
The white butterflies Large, Small, GVW...have done very well...last year I observed only several GVW 1 Small, and very few Large White till well into the summer.
No sign of Speckled Wood and Holly Blue in these immediate parts....maybe later...also looking for Green Hairstreak.
On Saturday I will go inland to Gordon Moss and Gordon Community Woodland weather permitting. On Wednesday visited Duns Castle Woods..a few Peacock and GVW here...however great potential later in the season for a good number of species..the habitat is varied and rich..I do know there are isolated colonies of Common Blue, Small Heath, and Small Copper...who knows what else! Here are a couple of pics from Tuesday down by the Whiteadder....Orange Tip ...AGAIN!!!
This one was resting during a light shower giving me little time to set my tripod.
Cheers IAC.