East Lothian Sightings May 2017

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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby georgehogg » Thu 11 May 2017 23:45

Torness today

Wall at Thorntonloch , Torness and Skateraw.
1 Speckled Wood at Skateraw.
Several Small White at Thorntonloch.
Several Orange Tip ,males.females and eggs at Thorntonloch
Also a Garden Tiger caterpillar at Torness.
Plus a Peacock reported at Skateraw by Mark Holling
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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby georgehogg » Fri 12 May 2017 21:16

Walk up Esk from Muss to Whitecraig,then Railway walks to Ormiston station, New Winton ,Macmerry.
Orange Tip males, females and eggs regular all the way.
Also a couple of Red Admirals .
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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby jpgn » Sun 14 May 2017 14:46

Plenty of whites, particularly Orange-tips, around Gullane and Aberlady today. Also a tatty Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacocks, 3+ Small Coppers and my first ever local Wall.

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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby georgehogg » Fri 19 May 2017 20:00

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I see no one has mentioned Large White yet ?
There was 1 maybe 3-4 at Thorntonloch yesterday.
Also Orange Tips common.
1 Wall at Skateraw.
No more Speckles there despite good weather.
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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby NickMorgan » Tue 23 May 2017 14:49

George,
There have been one or two Large Whites around, but not many. I saw one at Saltoun Woods last week and Abbie has seen a few around.
Small Heaths seem to be appearing around the coast and I have had quite a few reports of Wall Browns.
Most exciting report recently was a Painted Lady near Innerwick last Sunday (14th).
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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby georgehogg » Thu 25 May 2017 22:40

Ditto Small Heaths , did their favoured transect at Torness today,the seawall moat.
Small Heath 43
Cinnabar Moths 41
Wall 2
Peacock 1
Small Copper 1
Maybe a bit early but just in case of bad weather next week when it is due.
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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby ricowells » Thu 25 May 2017 23:39

Linn Dean today - circa 6 small heaths, 2 GV whites, 1 small copper and 1 male orange tip plus several flyby whites and a speedy "brown" which frustratingly zipped past at a rate of knots. Vast majority were down in the ravine near the burn. No sign of green hairstreaks in spots I have seen them in previous years.
Then Humbie woods - circa 5 male orange tips and 1 female. Several flyby whites again. A few distant "browns" which I could not ID. Vast majority of orange tips along the edge of the woods on a seemingly disused flower laden farm track.
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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby jpgn » Fri 26 May 2017 18:04

Painted Lady whizzing through North Berwick Lodge Grounds at lunchtime today. Saw a few at the beginning of the week coming in off the sea down in Sussex...

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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby briart » Sat 27 May 2017 19:00

North Berwick, Yellowcraigs, the meadow and woodland adjacent to golf course. Managed to catch some sunshine before cloud covering, breezy out in open. I was expecting much as usual but it was only as i was about to leave that i started spotting stuff.
Numerous Green Veined Whites and Small Whites, Red Admirals seemed to be everywhere prob 5/6 and my first Speckled Woods for this year 2, 4 Orange tips females, 2 Small Coppers. Can anyone identify weird orange thing iv posted im assuming its a moth in some state..
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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby GeoffBallinger » Sat 27 May 2017 21:07

Various GV white and orange tips at Aberlady this morning before the weather closed in, and lots of time on trying to get a decent picture of a small heath which was challenging!

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