East Lothian , March 2019 sightings

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East Lothian , March 2019 sightings

Postby georgehogg » Fri 22 Mar 2019 10:30

Torness up and running with several today ,mainly Small Tortoiseshells but also a couple of Peacocks .

They are keen on the sun warmed stones of the soakaway along the foot of Gorse Bank.

A plea : Reporting is becoming spread between the local BC page of facebook and folks individual Twitter accounts.

It would be great if we could keep this page going as it provides a good historical record the longer it continues.

Thanks.......g
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Re: East Lothian , March 2019 sightings

Postby NickMorgan » Fri 22 Mar 2019 14:17

Thank you George. I agree, I find this Forum is the best place to put records. There seem to be so many potential Facebook and Twitter pages where record could go that it becomes impossible to sift through them all. They nicely stay in order on here and are easily accessible.

Yesterday, a trip out to Craigielaw provided a Peacock, which landed on a log pile and then crawled inside, along with another Peacock, which was happier flying around and then a Comma doing a very good impression of a dead leaf hanging in some long grass.
I see also (on Facebook :lol: ) a Speckled Wood was seen at Seton Sands yesterday.
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Re: East Lothian , March 2019 sightings

Postby jpgn » Sun 24 Mar 2019 11:23

Delighted to find out that this forum is still up and running - I thought it had all migrated across to Facebook...

Had a Red Admiral in Longniddry to March 1st - and then that was the last butterfly I saw until 20th when I counted at least 6 Peacocks in the warm sunshine, again in Longniddry. On Thurs 21st I had another 3 Peacocks, plus a second Red Admiral of the year - in the exact same garden as the one at the beginning of the month, so maybe the same individual! I also had a Small Tortoiseshell and my first Comma of 2019 - taking my year total to 5 species. Only had 2 Peacocks on Sat 23rd - but then again it was quite a bit cooler than the previous few days.

I've posted another monthly round-up, similar to this, in Feb's discussion thread.
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Re: East Lothian , March 2019 sightings

Postby NickMorgan » Mon 25 Mar 2019 14:25

On a walk from Tranent to Cockenzie this morning I clocked up 7 Peacocks, a Small Tortoiseshell and a Red Admiral. :D
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Re: East Lothian , March 2019 sightings

Postby wgell » Mon 25 Mar 2019 15:37

Got my first 2019 East Lothian sightings this afternoon. 4 Peacocks at the top of Redhouse Dean near Cotty Burn.

This was my first butterfly spot with Cooper the Collie Dug. Sadly old Archie passed away late last year. I've been getting Cooper familiar with all the usual haunts over the winter and he's shaping up to be an excellent butterfly spotting companion.
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Re: East Lothian , March 2019 sightings

Postby georgehogg » Mon 25 Mar 2019 16:09

Just Peacocks for me today , four in and around Macmerry , but also four species of bumblebee.
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Re: East Lothian , March 2019 sightings

Postby IAC » Mon 25 Mar 2019 21:10

Really sorry to hear about Archie the dug Will. Best of luck with Cooper the Collie dug. :)
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Re: East Lothian , March 2019 sightings

Postby NickMorgan » Tue 26 Mar 2019 10:14

I am sorry to hear about Archie Will. I used to have a chocolate Labrador that patiently waited for me to photograph butterflies. It took our more recent dog about five years to understand what I was trying to do. The first time I took her with me she ate the Ringlet I was trying to photograph!!

Abbie reported four Peacocks and a Small Tortoiseshell in her garden yesterday and one of the Countryside Rangers had two Small Whites in her garden in East Linton over the weekend.
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Re: East Lothian , March 2019 sightings

Postby NickMorgan » Thu 28 Mar 2019 15:14

I just popped up to Gifford at lunchtime to walk our dog. I was a little disappointed that there were no butterflies on the old dump, which is covered in Butterbur and which was really sheltered and warm. However, there was a Peacock a little further along on our walk and we also saw a Small White as we were returning to the village. That had me chasing down a couple of field margins to check that it wasn't a Green-veined White!
Back at the house there was another Peacock soaking up the sun on our path.
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Re: East Lothian , March 2019 sightings

Postby briart » Sat 30 Mar 2019 18:56

At last found the forum again! yes long may it continue..
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