Friday, 10 August 2007

Wall numbers climbing in the south

Inland on Friday looked grey so Scotch Argus counts were abandoned and I checked the southern coastal areas around Lendalfoot and Ballantrae. I managed a record number of Wall at Pinbain Burn with 35 counted along with 30+ Grayling. A Peacock here had a beak-shaped chunk of it's wing missing at the forewing eyespot. Further south conditions were less than ideal with wind and hazy sunshine providing only three Purple Hairstreak found on the scrubby, hillside oaks along Shallochwreck Burn. I was looking for impressive numbers of Wall on Donald Bowie in light of the Pinbain situation, though just 23 were counted here along with 50+ Grayling. Green-veined Whites were out in abundance in juncus marshes around Kilantringan Loch. Ringets appear to have finished on the coast. Single Red Admirals and Peacocks widespread elsewhere.

Pinbain Burn
Wall (35)
Grayling (30+)
Small Copper (3)
Peacock (4)
Red Admiral (1)
Meadow Brown (10+)
Green-veined White (3)
Small White (1)
Silver-Y (1)
Golden-ringed Dragonfly (1)

Shallochwreck Burn - Currarie Port
Purple Hairstreak (3)
Wall (23)
Grayling (50+)
Green-veined White (22)
Meadow Brown (3)
Peacock (3)
Large White (1)
Small Tortoiseshell (3)

Kilantringan Loch
Green-veined White (100+)

Kilantringan Loch - Currarie
Peacock (7)
Green-veined White (50+)

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