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Edinburgh sightings April 2018

PostPosted: Sat 14 Apr 2018 22:43
by ricowells
4 miles of walking round Holyrood park then Bawsinch finally yielded a solitary peacock and more pleasingly a single comma, both in Bawsinch. 1st sightings for me this year! Comma uncooperative photo wise but flew around my head 3 times so 100% on ID.

Re: Edinburgh sightings April 2018

PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr 2018 23:31
by ricowells
Another peacock...this time in my willowbrae garden (pictured)! Also peacock at Bawsinch again but no sign of yesterdays comma though there was a reliable report of a comma on north side of duddingston loch this morning. Settled for photographing some interesting beasties instead.

Re: Edinburgh sightings April 2018

PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2018 17:34
by briart
Blackford glen. First identifiable butterflies for me today..warm but very strong winds which prob helped my photography.
2 Peacocks and 2 commas. been a long time coming !

Re: Edinburgh sightings April 2018

PostPosted: Fri 20 Apr 2018 20:46
by briart
blackford glen..1 comma 1 peacock...no garlic mustard no bluebells as yet.

Re: Edinburgh sightings April 2018

PostPosted: Fri 20 Apr 2018 21:25
by ricowells
Bawsinch today minimum 6 peacock and solitary comma. No orange tips yet. Also think other photo shows dark edged bee fly

Re: Edinburgh sightings April 2018

PostPosted: Sat 21 Apr 2018 22:46
by ricowells
Walk round the Botanics today after the BC East AGM produced a very cooperative comma. Despite spending another hour or two there could not find any other butterflies though there were plenty of bees, hoverflies, wasps and even a beefly or two

Re: Edinburgh sightings April 2018

PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2018 20:02
by IAC
Walk round the Botanics today after the BC East AGM produced a very cooperative comma.


I didnt even realise you were at the AGM Richard. I'm sorry not to have met you. My head is very often up my backside at these types of events. Your Comma photo is absolutely superb....I'm sorry I missed that as well...what the hell was I doing on Saturday. :D

Re: Edinburgh sightings April 2018

PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr 2018 12:53
by NickMorgan
IAC wrote:
Walk round the Botanics today after the BC East AGM produced a very cooperative comma.


I didnt even realise you were at the AGM Richard. I'm sorry not to have met you. My head is very often up my backside at these types of events. Your Comma photo is absolutely superb....I'm sorry I missed that as well...what the hell was I doing on Saturday. :D


I think that name badges would be useful for future events such as this. It is always good to put faces to names.

Re: Edinburgh sightings April 2018

PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr 2018 01:07
by ricowells
Hopefully catch up at the next event with or without name badges!

Re: Edinburgh sightings April 2018

PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2018 17:34
by ricowells
Bawsinch today - orange tips at last! Circa 1 or 2 weeks later than recent years. At least 2 males (they did a bit of dogfighting) plus 4 peacocks.