Edinburgh Sightings May 2017

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Re: Edinburgh Sightings May 2017

Postby ricowells » Mon 15 May 2017 17:58

male orange tip Dr Neil's garden by Duddingston loch yesterday
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Re: Edinburgh Sightings May 2017

Postby Dennis » Thu 18 May 2017 01:30

Had a nice few hours in the Hermitage of Braid this lunchtime (17th) with 6 species in attendance. 2 Small Coppers, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Peacocks, 2 Large Whites and several Green-veined Whites and Orange Tips. Sadly no sign of any Comma's.
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Re: Edinburgh Sightings May 2017

Postby MNisbet » Thu 18 May 2017 10:21

Lovely to see all the photos here. Have seen a few Orange Tips at the Hermitage of Braid but I didn't manage to get any photos. However, I managed to get this photo of a Comma there on the 9th.
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Re: Edinburgh Sightings May 2017

Postby briart » Sun 21 May 2017 16:14

Cant see any mention of Small Heaths so belatedly posting that i saw one at Hutton Crag , Arthurs Seat on the 17th. Weathers looking good tomorrow hopefully see my first Small Coppers of the year ! !
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Re: Edinburgh Sightings May 2017

Postby Dennis » Thu 25 May 2017 23:04

Does anyone know if there are still Holly Blues in Holyrood Park, I have been told by a few people now that there used to be a population but unsure if this is still the case.

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Re: Edinburgh Sightings May 2017

Postby briart » Fri 26 May 2017 20:00

Arthurs Seat , Hutton crag then Queens drive , went after work got there about 4.30 so shadows gathering in my favourite spots however excited to say spotted a Wall on queens drive first time for me also one Small Copper and one Small Heath no photos too hot and flighty.
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Re: Edinburgh Sightings May 2017

Postby NickMorgan » Fri 26 May 2017 22:40

briart wrote:Arthurs Seat , Hutton crag then Queens drive , went after work got there about 4.30 so shadows gathering in my favourite spots however excited to say spotted a Wall on queens drive first time for me also one Small Copper and one Small Heath no photos too hot and flighty.


Wall Browns seem to be doing amazingly well this year. We are finding them all over the place in East Lothian!
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Re: Edinburgh Sightings May 2017

Postby ricowells » Sat 27 May 2017 23:28

A near circumnavigation of Arthurs seat from the ulster crescent entrance over the hill down to hunters bog, along Queens drive ending up at Duddingston Loch. 1 small heath descending hill then 4 more along Queens drive plus flyby white. Finally 1 orange tip at duddingston loch just before the exit, next to spot where folk were stuffing the poor swans/geese with white bread…. Ps checking photos today realised there was also 1 small copper along Queens drive.
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