With a reasonable weather forecast in the offing we were hoping to catch up with the colony of Small Blue butterflies residing on the cliff slopes here. The sun soon emerged from some scattered low cloud to create a warm pleasant afternoon, ideal for butterfly hunting.
We parked at the small car park for the cliff top nature reserve just east of Lamberton and walked north along the scenic coast path. This dramatic and picturesque coastline, in days past,was home to smugglers and seabirds, but now, the smugglers have gone leaving the area to the wildlife. This piece of coast is good for Peregrines, Small Blues, Yellow Meadow Ants and true cliff nesting House Martins, and today we saw them all, quite easily.
Added to those, we also had several Small Heath, Wall, Peacock, Green veined White and a Ruby Tiger moth.
|Slope where we had 3 or 4 Small Blues...|
|Above - Small Blue butterfly.|
Down the road at Burnmouth, Spotted Flycatcher, Blackcap and Willow Warbler were the only birds of note, while a showy Orange-Tip was best of the inverts...
|Above - Orange Tip.|