East Lothian sightings June 2018

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East Lothian sightings June 2018

Postby georgehogg » Wed 06 Jun 2018 02:13

Tuesdays transect along the seawall moat at Torness.
80 Small Heath
41 Cinnabar Moths
10 Wall
5 Common Blue
1 Green Veined White
1 Fly By White
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Re: East Lothian sightings June 2018

Postby georgehogg » Wed 06 Jun 2018 02:20

My first Small Copper of the year at Thorntonloch , Tuesday .
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Re: East Lothian sightings June 2018

Postby jpgn » Sat 09 Jun 2018 17:27

My first Painted Lady of 2018 this morning - on the pavement in Wemysss Road, Longniddry. 2 fly-by whites were the only other butterflies seen in Longniddry and Prestonpans in over 6 hours of walking...
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Re: East Lothian sightings June 2018

Postby NickMorgan » Sat 09 Jun 2018 21:37

Good one Jim. I have been told that a Painted Lady was seen near Musselburgh earlier in the year, but I haven't had this confirmed. Hopefully this will be the start of a few migratory butterflies.

Abbie reported some Common Blues at Meadowmill on Thursday. Not a lot else flying just now. Orange Tips still being the most common butterfly on my transect, with a few other whites. I saw a couple of Speckled Woods and a Comma yesterday.
Abbie has reported various whites, a Small Copper and a Red Admiral today.
I spent all day down near Selkirk and saw only one Orange Tip.
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Re: East Lothian sightings June 2018

Postby wgell » Sun 10 Jun 2018 07:59

2nd June - Early morning down at Hedderwick around Bullet Hill among the bottles and cans I was seeing countless Small heaths. Also a painted Lady and a Wall Brown.

5th - At Saltoun Wood. A few GV Whites, OTs and two Small Coppers.

8th- At Cotty Burn - Lots and lots of OTs, several GV and Large Whites and at least 2 Small Whites. Also two Speckleds and a Red Admiral.

Yesterday at Barns Ness I saw my first Blues of the year. A female and then a male. Also 2 Small Coppers, a Wall Brown and countless Small Heaths.
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Re: East Lothian sightings June 2018

Postby NickMorgan » Tue 12 Jun 2018 17:26

I am pleased that you have seen such a variety Will.
I don't seem to have seen very much about recently, despite the great weather. Today was better, and in a short sunny spell I saw a Meadow Brown, 7 Small Whites, 2 Green-veined Whites and a very faded Small Tortoiseshell all near Gifford. I also found some Small Tortoiseshell caterpillars on a patch of nettles along with quite a few Orange Tip caterpillars on Garlic Mustard plants.
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Re: East Lothian sightings June 2018

Postby Christie » Sun 17 Jun 2018 12:51

Speckled Wood in my garden in North Berwick 30 minutes ago. First for 3 years.
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