First Butterflies

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First Butterflies

Postby John Candlish » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:53 am

The lovely spring weather over the last few days brought out my first butterflies of 2017, all the sightings except one were from the Rankinston area.

25/03/17 - 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell

26/03/17 - 2 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell

27/03/17 - 1 Peacock (Ayr Town Centre), 2 Small Tortoiseshell

29/03/17 - 1 Small Tortoiseshell
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Re: First Butterflies

Postby nickcandlish » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:24 am

John,
Should have posted this last weekend but forgot, singletons of Small Tort' on 25th here at Gadgirth and 26th near to Caledonian paper mill.
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Re: First Butterflies

Postby owenfiggis » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:22 pm

First orange tip today in a bit of waste ground at my work, Castle Douglas.

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Re: First Butterflies

Postby John Candlish » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:49 pm

I saw my first Green-veined White of 2017 on wednesday afternoon (19/04/17) near Littlemill Bing, near Rankinston, Ayrshire (Grid Reference NS441142), several days this week I also searched the nearby area along the Bow Burn, near Ashentree which has proven to be excellent for early Green-veined Whites and Orange Tips in previous years but with no success.
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Re: First Butterflies

Postby John Candlish » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:44 pm

A few more butterflies seen over the weekend including my first Orange Tips of the year:-

Saturday 22/04/17

Various places whilst out cycling - 2 Green-veined Whites (1 between New Cumnock and Dalleagles, 1 between Kirkmichael and Patna), 1 Orange Tip (Kirkmichael), 1 Small Tortoiseshell (between Kirkmichael and Patna).

Rankinston Area - 1 Green-veined White, 1 Orange Tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock

Sunday 23/04/17

Rankinston Area - 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell
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