Edinburgh sightings April 2019

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Edinburgh sightings April 2019

Postby briart » Fri 12 Apr 2019 15:25

Very excited to see my first Speckled wood down blackford glen today , never seen one down there before..plus 4 comma 5 peacocks and 4 small tortoiseshell, plus one flyby white couldnt identify. Speckled wood was along the river walk just past "quarry".
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Re: Edinburgh sightings April 2019

Postby MairiM » Mon 15 Apr 2019 16:38

Today I saw my first male orange-tip of the year. I walked from the Innocent Railway Tunnel along almost as far as where the path meets the road near Duddingston and back to check on how close the garlic mustard was to flowering (pretty close I think). On my return, just before I reached the tunnel. A peacock caught my eye on the embankment up leading up to the road, and then 2 seconds later an unmistakable orange-tip! In that general area there were 2 peacocks, 1 comma and I think 1 (possibly 2) orange-tips. After hanging around for a little while an orange-tip (probably the same one) fluttered down to the path briefly, all the while being tossed by the wind. No photo but great to see it all the same.
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Re: Edinburgh sightings April 2019

Postby briart » Tue 23 Apr 2019 21:23

Balerno Red moss..great day for simple reason saw my first Green Hairstreak in 5 ! years 3/4 Orange tip and numerous Peacocks. Only one hairstreak.
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Re: Edinburgh sightings April 2019

Postby ricowells » Fri 26 Apr 2019 15:15

Late posting from 20th. Dr Neils garden Duddingston, 3 small tortoiseshells and male orange tip.
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Re: Edinburgh sightings April 2019

Postby JosephRon » Wed 08 May 2019 11:16

Beautiful photos. Can those tortoiseshells grow much bigger than that?
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Re: Edinburgh sightings April 2019

Postby NickMorgan » Wed 08 May 2019 12:12

JosephRon wrote:Beautiful photos. Can those tortoiseshells grow much bigger than that?

Small Tortoiseshells are usually about 4.5 to 6cm across. The males tend to be smaller than the females.
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