Edinburgh sightings June 2019

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Edinburgh sightings June 2019

Postby ricowells » Tue 11 Jun 2019 00:14

Butterfly safari on south side of Holyrood park along section of low road opposite pollock halls. Highlight was a solitary grayling (thought it was a bit early?), 4 painted ladies, 6 red admirals, circa 6 GV whites, 1 peacock, 4 small heath, 1 speckled wood, few other whites but not sure if small or large. Told there were NB argus in the area but searched in vain!
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Re: Edinburgh sightings June 2019

Postby NickMorgan » Tue 11 Jun 2019 09:33

Nice one Richard. Yes, that certainly is an early Grayling. They are normally a couple of weeks later than this. You have also witnessed some of the recent Red Admiral and Painted Lady invasion!
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Re: Edinburgh sightings June 2019

Postby ricowells » Tue 11 Jun 2019 21:08

A v quick 30 minute walk around the Commie end of the radical road in Holyrood park produced my 1st common blue of 2019 plus a small copper.
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Re: Edinburgh sightings June 2019

Postby ricowells » Sat 15 Jun 2019 18:08

Holyrood park yesterday for another brief recce, sun even came out for 10 minutes and revealed long sought after northern brown argus! Circa 3 seen, plus couple of small heath and 1 each of Painted Lady/Red admiral. Lots of cinnabar moths and a mother ship ton I think.
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