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Autumn migrants

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:41 am
by TamStewart
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.

Tam

Re: Autumn migrants

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:06 pm
by jimblack
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.

Re: Autumn migrants

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:32 am
by TamStewart
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.

Tam

Re: Autumn migrants

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:30 pm
by TamStewart
Two Painted Ladies & a Red Admiral in Pollok Park.

Re: Autumn migrants

PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:25 pm
by ron
Never knew they ate plums (in the garden )

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Ron

Re: Autumn migrants

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:06 pm
by TamStewart
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.

Re: Autumn migrants

PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:54 pm
by TamStewart
Had seven Red Admirals in Greenbank Garden NTS on Monday 3rd October.

interesting study here

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