The sites were Lamberton and Burnmouth and our targets, Small Blue and Northern Brown Argus ( I will keep calling them Argos...). You can park in a good sized car park on the cliff tops east of Lamberton then walk north for a mile taking in the scenery, before reaching the nice Small Blue colony on some scree slopes.
As we arrived quite early our subjects were not even up, so we pottered about until the sun warmed sufficiently to put some blues on the wing. We ended up seeing about 13 individuals with some females egg laying. Also here were 20+ Small Heath, 6+ Wall Brown, 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling, a Cuckoo and a Peregrine nest with 2 well grown chicks.
|Small Blue habitat.|
|Female Small Blue on Kidney Vetch.|
|Male Small Blue|
|Small Heath mating pair.|
|Wood Vetch I think?|
|Above - Northern Brown Argus|
|Drinker Moth caterpillar|
|Plum Tortrix were on the wing in good numbers today.|