East Lothian sightings June 2018

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Re: East Lothian sightings June 2018

Postby leodiensian » Wed 27 Jun 2018 23:55

Spent an hour at Meadowmill this afternoon.

Nice to see 10+ Grayling and 8+ Common Blue in perfect conditions.
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Re: East Lothian sightings June 2018

Postby georgehogg » Thu 28 Jun 2018 20:41

Moat transect along landward side of Torness seawall today.
Ringlet 51
Small Heath 45
Meadow brown 16
Common Blue 20

One of the Common Blues an interesting aberrant.
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Re: East Lothian sightings June 2018

Postby wgell » Fri 29 Jun 2018 16:02

Last year I stumbled across a lovely wild meadow while exploring beyond Church Wood near Humbie. It was late in the year though but noted it for exploration this summer. It's just at the end of the Keith Water before it joins the Humbie Water. Ventured up there today and it didn't disappoint. Full of various wild flowers and kazillions of Ringlets, Meadow Browns and Chimney Sweeper moths. Also 4 blues, 4 Small Skippers, 1 Small Copper and a Red Admiral. It's not the easiest spot to get to but I'll be making another trip for when the Thistles and Knapweed are in full bloom.
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Re: East Lothian sightings June 2018

Postby wgell » Sat 30 Jun 2018 17:30

A nice surprise find today along Bennet's Burn beyond Pressmennan. I spotted a little butterfly I took to be a small female Common Blue initially only to be thrilled to see it was a Northern Brown Argus when it sat still for a minute. I only saw the one and I came back to the same spot three times but never saw it again. So I don't know if there is a colony there or not but it's a good south facing slope with lots of wild flowers so there could be. Not far from where I saw the Larger Skipper last year! No sign of them this year sadly.

Have NBAs been seen anywhere in East Lothian apart from Linn Dean?

Also saw countless Ringlets and Meadow Browns. 1 Painted Lady and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. Good numbers of Speckled Woods in Pressmennan Wood as well.

Later today I was down at Hedderwick Plantation. 10 Blues and 6 Dark Green Fritillaries, 1 Large White, countless Ringlets, Meadow Browns and Speckled Woods.
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Re: East Lothian sightings June 2018

Postby Matthew » Sun 01 Jul 2018 12:36

Lots of grayling yesterday on Prestonpans pyramid and one common blue.
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