Autumn migrants

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Autumn migrants

Postby TamStewart » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:41 am

Hi All,

Took a while but I managed to get my password reset for the discussion forum here. It took around six different attempts with site generated text images to go thro but it worked.

Anyhow, at Culzean on Sunday I had over a dozen Painted Ladies, similar number of Red Admirals, 8 Peacocks, 3 Small Tortoiseshells and a single Small Copper in the walled garden and vegetable garden. Also 2 Small Whites.

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Re: Autumn migrants

Postby jimblack » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:06 pm

Hi Tam
Welcome back.
The walled garden at Culzean is great at this time of year, lots of nectar sources.
Did you see any Speckled Woods in the Piper's Brae area. They're regularly reported by the park staff.
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Re: Autumn migrants

Postby TamStewart » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:32 am

Hi Jim,

Was unaware of Piper's Brae, must have a look next time. I knew Speckled Wood were down there somewhere.

Had another Painted Lady & a single Red Admiral on my white Buddleia in the garden yesterday.

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Re: Autumn migrants

Postby TamStewart » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:30 pm

Two Painted Ladies & a Red Admiral in Pollok Park.
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Re: Autumn migrants

Postby ron » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:25 pm

Never knew they ate plums (in the garden )

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Re: Autumn migrants

Postby TamStewart » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:06 pm

Nice one Ron. Yes I suppose it's all fuel to them, I usually have seen Comma's by now on ripe brambles taking on the juice. I've only seen one comma this year in East Kilbride but that was at Ardochrig, Whitelee forest 1000ft up.
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Re: Autumn migrants

Postby TamStewart » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:54 pm

Had seven Red Admirals in Greenbank Garden NTS on Monday 3rd October.

interesting study here

https://insectmigration.wordpress.com/r ... l-marking/
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