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Edinburgh Sightings - April 2017

PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr 2017 21:12
by MNisbet
Only seen 2 butterflies so far this month - a peacock butterfly in my garden (near King's Buildings) on 8 April and a Small Tortoiseshell on a path in the Hermitage of Braid next to Midmar Allotments on 10 April.

Re: Edinburgh Sightings - April 2017

PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr 2017 23:59
by NickMorgan
It has gone a little quiet over these last few days. Hopefully as soon as it starts to warm up we will be inundated with all sort of species!

Re: Edinburgh Sightings - April 2017

PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr 2017 10:03
by Dennis
Can anyone please tell me where and when is the best place(s) to see Green Hairstreaks.

Many thanks

Re: Edinburgh Sightings - April 2017

PostPosted: Thu 20 Apr 2017 21:16
by ricowells
Bawsinch nature reserve yesterday 3 male and 1 female orange tip plus 1 comma.

Re: Edinburgh Sightings - April 2017

PostPosted: Thu 20 Apr 2017 21:21
by ricowells
NB Linn Dean SWT reserve (Soutra) is usually reliable for green hairstreak, also seen at saltoun wood (near west saltoun)

Re: Edinburgh Sightings - April 2017

PostPosted: Thu 20 Apr 2017 21:35
by MarkCubitt
Witchcraig hill above the Korean War Memorial (NS989728) south of Linlithgow can be good in right weather conditions for Green Hairstreak.

Re: Edinburgh Sightings - April 2017

PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017 16:33
by Dennis
MarkCubitt wrote:Witchcraig hill above the Korean War Memorial (NS989728) south of Linlithgow can be good in right weather conditions for Green Hairstreak.


Thanks for that Mark. Are they on the wing yet or any reports of them so far.

Re: Edinburgh Sightings - April 2017

PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017 16:35
by Dennis
ricowells wrote:NB Linn Dean SWT reserve (Soutra) is usually reliable for green hairstreak, also seen at saltoun wood (near west saltoun)


I wanted to check this site out for Small pearl bordered Fritilary soon anyway so hope I can see both.
Thanks for the tip

Re: Edinburgh Sightings - April 2017

PostPosted: Sun 23 Apr 2017 23:08
by ricowells
Male orange tip Bawsinch nature reserve, tattered peacock south slopes of Arthurs seat