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SIGHTINGS 2014

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First Sightings 2014

 Green Hairstreak 11th Apr 
 Green-veined White 1st Apr Holly Blue 1st Apr
 Large White 1st Apr Speckled Wood 1st Apr
 Orange-Tip 24th Mar Large Tortoiseshell 29th Mar
 Red Admiral 16th Feb Small White 16th Mar
 Brimstone 16th Feb Comma 16th Feb
 Small Tortoiseshell 6th Jan Peacock 2nd Feb

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April 2014
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
15thWestfield Farm Comberton (TL380550)Peacock, Small white, Orange-TipTony RobertsTRANSECT: Small White 7, Peacock 2, Orange Tip 1
15thWanstead Park, North East LondonComma, Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodKathy Hartnett2 Speckled Wood; 1 Small White; 5 Comma; 2 Green-veined White; 2 Peacock; 2 male Orange Tip. Warm, sunny, afternoon.
15thWanstead Flats, North East LondonSmall white, Speckled WoodKathy Hartnett3 Speckled Wood; 1 Small White. Sunny, warm, afternoon.
15thOld Sewage Works (also known as Exchange Lands), bSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodKathy Hartnett4 Peacock; 2 Small Tortoiseshell; 4 Speckled Wood; 3 Small White; 2 Green-veined White; 1 Comma; 2 male Orange Tip. Warm, sunny, afternoon.
15thNags Head Lane Sewage Works (TQ561913)Comma, Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin JuppAlong the boundary of this private site and near the railway embankment early pm: 3m Orange Tip, 3 Green-veined White, 4 Speckled Wood, 4 Peacock and 1 Comma.
15thLark Rise Farm BartonSmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-TipTony RobertsTRANSECT: Small White 4, Brimstone 2, Orange Tip 6, Peacock 5, Small Tortoiseshell 7
15thHarold Park (TQ554915)Orange-TipColin JuppMale Orange Tip in private garden.
15thCherry Hinton NR (TL485560)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BluePaddy GroveVery good numbers of Orange Tip, Speckled Wood and Brimstone. Several unidentified whites, but at least a couple of Green Veined and Small. A single Holly Blue and Comma, and several Peacocks
15thCanvey Wick SSSI (TQ7683)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodGraham BaileyMostly sunny early pm walk, but very cool breeze. Speckled wood 12+, Peacock 10+, Small tortoiseshell 2, Comma 1, Orange tip 2+ males, Green veined and small whites 10+, Large white 1
14thThrift Wood EWT (TL791018)Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Speckled WoodRob SmithPeacock 4, Brimstone 2m, Speckled Wood 2, Green-veined/whites 2.
14thRamsey Marsh (TL949062)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Green-veined whiteRob SmithPeacock 2, Small Tort 2, Green-veined 4 (incl mating pair), Small White 4. Also a Cream-spot Tiger caterpillar within silken cocoon. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
14thPaines Brook, Harold Wood (TQ551912)Comma, Peacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Jupp2m Orange Tip, 10 Speckled Wood, 3 Peacock, 1 Comma and several Whites including Small.
14thHadleigh Great Wood & Dodd's Grove SSSI (TQ817878)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRob SmithPeacock 4, Comma 2, Speckled Wood 2, singles others
14thDevils Dyke (TL611622)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green HairstreakKevin WilsonI walked along the bottom of the dyke from the Ju ly car park to the A14 between 12.25-2.40pm.I counted 4 male Orange Tips.12 Peacocks.2 Green-veined White.29 Small Tortoiseshells. 1 Speckled Wood and 4 Green Hairstreaks. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
14thComberton (TL388543)Peacock, Small white, Common BlueTony RobertsPeacock 1, Small white 2, Common Blue 1
14thCanvey Wick SSSI (TQ7683)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Green-veined white, Speckled WoodRob SmithPeacock 4, Small Tort 1, Speckled Wood 2, Green-veined 1. moths: Pyrausta despicata 2.
13thWhittlesford (TL469481)Orange-TipKate Shepard
13thWanstead Park, North East London.Small white, Speckled WoodKathy Hartnett6 Speckled Wood; 1 Small White. Sunny, warm, still conditions.
13thWanstead Flats, North East London.Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Speckled WoodKathy Hartnett4 Peacock; 1 Small White; 1 Small Tortoiseshell; 1 Speckled Wood. Sunny, warm, still conditions.
13thThames Chase CP (TQ586865)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodMark & JimBrimstone seen in the morning at the Mardyke. Many Peacock seen today among them this geriatric example. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
13thRise Park, Romford (TQ514910)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Jupp1 male Brimstone, 4 male Orange Tips with 1 nectaring on Dame's Violet, 9 Speckled Wood, 5 Peacock and 5+ Whites including definite Small.
13thPaxton Pits (TL184624)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Orange-TipStu Elsom
13thOrsett Camp Quarry (TQ661809)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueGraham BaileyEarly pm walk around nice site with plenty of gorse in flower - good for green hairstreaks but not out yet. Peacock 20+, Small tortoiseshell 10+, Comma 3, Brimstone 2 males, Speckled wood 8+, Orange tip 3-4 males, Holly blue 1, Green-veined and Small whites 4-5 each.
13thHylands Park (TL678042)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRichard BiggAn hour walking round the park revealed Peacock(8), Small Tortoiseshell(1), Orange Tip(M6) (F1)(photo), Speckled Wood(1) and Comma(1). Full sun but cool wind. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
13thDoggetts Lake (TQ8791)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodPaul Scott30+ Small Tortoiseshell, 20+ White Butterflies (identified 3 x Small White), 20+ Peacock, 10 x Orange Tip, 1 x Speckled Wood
13thBush Wood, Leytonstone, London E11Small white, Speckled WoodKathy Hartnett3 Speckled Wood; 1 Small White. Sunny, warm, still conditions.
13thAlong River Brain, Black Notley (TL770204)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodVal Blamire7 Sm.Tortoiseshell, 5 Peacock, 6 Orange Tip. 2 Green-veined white, 1 Speckled Wood. All seen between 10-11 am. Lovely morning.
12thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ570908)Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRob SmithSome hazy sunshine, but a bit cool. Green-veined 4, Orange-tip 2m, Speckled Wood 3, Peacock 4
11thRomford Golf Course (TQ525902)Comma, Peacock, Green-veined white, Speckled WoodColin Jupp2 Speckled Wood, 3 Comma, 2 Peacock and 1 Green-veined White. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
11thRisebridge Golf Course, Romford (TQ518908)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Speckled WoodColin Jupp15 Small Tortoisehells mainly on nettle banks around driving range, 6 Peacock, 2 Comma, 7 Speckled Wood and 2 Sml/GV White. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
11thMill Green Common (TL637013)Comma, Peacock, Speckled WoodRob Smitha lovely female Speckled Wood flitting around an open glade, probably egglaying (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
11thGidea Park Sports Ground (TQ532904)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Jupp2 male Brimstone, 3 Orange Tip (fem nectaring on Dame's Violet & 2m), 2+ Green-veined White, 2+ Small White, 8 Speckled Wood, 4 Peacock and 2 Comma. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
11thFleam DykeSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green HairstreakDonal McCarthy2 Green Hairstreak
10thWanstead Park, North East London.Comma, Peacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodKathy Hartnett3 Speckled Wood; 2 male Orange Tip; 4 Small White; 5 Peacock; 4 Comma. Weather conditions : warm, sunny afternoon. No wind.
10thWanstead Flats, North East London.Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Speckled WoodKathy Hartnett4 Speckled Wood; 1 Small Tortoiseshell; 2 Peacock. Weather conditions : warm, sunny, afternoon. No wind.
10thRomford Golf Course (TQ525902)Brimstone, Orange-TipColin JuppMale Brimstone over the GC and male Orange Tip in private garden nearby at Heath Drive.
10thRaphael Park, Romford (TQ517903)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Speckled WoodColin JuppWoodland and brook area of park: 6 Speckled Wood incl a mating pair, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and an unidentified White.
10thLangdon HillsPeacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodAndrew CoxBrimstone- 1 male; nectared on dandilion
Orange Tip- 3 males
Green Veined White- 1
Peacock- 3, at least
Red Admiral- 1
Speckled Wood-1
10thHarlow (TL547920)Orange-TipLaurence Drummond2 males at Harlow common
10thGalleywood Common (TL700026)Comma, PeacockRichard BiggIn 20 mins. walk round the common peacock (3), Comma (1)
10thDanbury Common (TL784043)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodPatricia CleggGood numbers of Orange-tips near path junction next to pond - seen while listening to a Nightingale!
9thWanstead Park, North East London.Comma, Peacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueKathy Hartnett2 Speckled Wood; 3 Peacock; 6 Comma; 2 Holly Blue; 2 Small White; 3 male Orange Tip; 1 female Orange Tip. Weather conditions: mild, sunny, no wind.
9thOrton Pit, Peterborough (TL170930)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodDavid Withrington
9thMill Road Cemetery (TL460582)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueNick BallardLunchtime: A wander round revealed at least 3 Holly Blue, 8 Speckled Wood, 5 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Brimstone, 2 Small White, and one each of Green-veined White and Orange-tip, my first of the year. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
9thHorsley Cross Street (TM123286)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small whiteJim Reed2 Peacocks, 1 Small Toirtoiseshell and 1 Small White nectaring on Arabis. Sunny, 15degC (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
9thHeybridge Basin (TL860068)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Holly BluePatricia CleggOne individual of Blue sp seen briefly in hedgerow by canal. I assume that this was Holly Blue - a bit early for Common Blue?
9thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Brimstone, Small white, Holly BlueColin JuppIn my garden late am 1 Holly Blue, 1m Brimstone and 3 Small White.
9thGirton (TL4261)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRob Pople3+ Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 3+ Peacock, 2 Brimstone, 1 male Orange-tip, 1 Speckled Wood and unidentified /Pieris/ sp. (probably Small White) during lunchtime walk, c.12:55-13:25.
9thFordham Woods (TL632698)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueLeo Hillier
9thEvelyn's Avenue, Wanstead Flats, London E11PeacockKathy HartnettOne Peacock. Weather conditions : sunny, mild, no wind.
9thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueColin Jupp6 male Brimstone, 5 Orange Tip (3m & 2f), 5+ Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 35+ Peacock, 10 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma and 8 Speckled Wood.
9thAudley End Gardens, Saffron Walden, EssexComma, Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Orange-TipRosie BowdenStill day, up to 18 degrees. My first Orange Tip sighting, flying out of a small woodland into daffodil beds on the parterre. Previously found by a fellow gardener near an overgrown patch of Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard).
7thDelph Ditch, Maldon Prom Park (TL863064)Orange-TipRussell Neavemale in flight in between showers, first of the year for me.
6thDanbury Common (TL784043)Speckled WoodPatricia Clegg
5thWillow Park, Langdon Reserve, EWT (TQ686871)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockGraham BaileyMid-afternoon walk with some sun, but mostly quite overcast. Total of 15 peacocks, 3 commas and 3 small tortoiseshells
5thWalthamstow Forest (part of Epping Forest)Comma, Peacock, Speckled WoodKathy Hartnett7 Peacocks, 1 Speckled Wood, and 1 Comma. Weather conditions : sunny, cool, slight breeze occasionally.
5thRamsey Marsh (TL949062)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Green-veined whiteRob SmithPeacock 9, Small Tortoiseshell 7, and a probable Green-veined White. A beautiful male Adder outstretched on the sea wall folding
5thLittle Haven Essex (TQ811891)Comma, PeacockRichard BiggSpent half-hour or so looking to see where the main areas of Cow Wheat are this year. Only peacock (2) and comma (1) seen. then on to Dodds Grove and Hadleigh Great Wood.
5thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ570908)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRob SmithPeacock 20, Comma 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Brimstone 1m, Speckled Wood 2, Orange-tip 3m and a mating pair of Green-veined Whites. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
5thIngrebourne ValleySmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Large whiteAndrew CoxPeacock- 3, Small Tortoiseshell- 2, Large White-1
5thHanningfield Reservoir (TQ731975)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, BrimstonePatricia Clegg
5thDodds Grove/Hadleigh Great Wood (TQ817879)PeacockRichard BiggPeacock (2) and one UID White.
5thColdham's Common (TL4758)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Speckled WoodRob Poplec.10 Small Tortoiseshell, 5+ Peacock, 2+ Brimstone, 1 Small White and 2+ Speckled Wood [photo] between 11:25-12:25. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
5thBack garden, Black Notley, Essex (TL771204)Orange-TipCarl Blamire1st Orange Tip (Male)seen this year on Lady's Smock in our garden.
4th Near Hart's woods & Donke (TQ5992)BrimstoneJudith Charm-Knott
3rdWanstead Flats, Leytonstone, LondonComma, Peacock, BrimstoneKathy Hartnett3 Brimstone, 1 Comma, 1 Peacock. Early afternoon, sunny & warm. Comma and Peacock landed on path, but Brimstones flying around Evelyn's Avenue.
3rdRiver Rom walk, Collier RowSmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodIan PhillipsSpeckled Wood and Green-veined White to add to the species recorded on the 1st April
3rdPaines Brook, Harold Wood (TQ551912)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Small white, Speckled WoodColin Jupp4 Speckled Wood, 2 Small White, 7 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Comma
3rdNear Temple building in Wanstead park, London E12PeacockKathy Hartnett1 Peacock, flying around; didn't settle. Early afternoon, warm & sunny.
3rdBeside Shoulder of Mutton Pond, alongside WansteadPeacockKathy Hartnett2 Peacocks flying around each other, and sometimes landing on path. Early afternoon, sunny & warm.
2ndHardwick Wood (TL3557)Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Large WhiteVince Leabutterflies recorded on transect
2ndDanbury Common (TL783042)PeacockRichard BiggA 30 min walk round the common revealed 7 Peacock. I was surprised not to see a Brimstone as they are normally numerous here but some large areas have been cleared with a flail so that may be the reason.
1stRoman RoadBrimstone, Green-veined White, Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockRoger Lemon41 butterflies recorded on transect
1stRiver Rom walk, Collier RowSmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-TipIan Phillips15 Small Tortoiseshell; 9 Peacock; 10 whites - probable Small Whites; 3 male Brimstone; 3 male Orange Tip during a 45 minutes walk along the River Rom behind Charlotte Gardens
1stOpposite Botanical Gardens Cambridge (TL450571)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-TipTrevor SawyerOn Coe Fen, lots (40+) Small Tortoiseshells, 8 Peacocks, 11 Brimstones (1 female) and, on the green area opposite the end of Brooklands Avenue, finally my first new hatchings of the 2014 season... 1 male Orange Tip and 1 male Small White. Spring is officially here!
1stMill Road Cemetery (TL460582)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Holly BlueNick BallardNumerous Peacock 12+, Small Tortoiseshell 8, Comma 2, Brimstone, 8, Small White 2 and my first Holly Blue of the year
1stMill Green Common (TL637013)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneRob Smith3 male Brimstones along nearby lanes, then 2 males on the Common and a female nectaring on Sallow. Peacocks 15, Comma 3, Small Tort 1. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
1stGodmanchester (TL248701)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Holly BlueRoger OrbellMale Holly Blue in garden this afternoon
1stFleam DykeBrimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma, Green-veined White, Orange-TipRoger Lemonsome seen on transect, also two Commas before the start of the transect and two Green-veined Whites and a male Orange-tip on the path between Stonebridge Lane and the Dyke
1stFen Drayton Lakes RSPB Reserve (TL342699)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, BrimstoneKeith CowtonSeen while walking around the reserves Brimstone 6, Peacock 30, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Red Admiral 1
1stDagnam Park LNR, Harold Hill (TQ5593)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Jupp2 male Orange Tips, 1 Small White, 2 Speckled Wood (Hatter's Wood), 18 Peacock, 17 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma, 1 male Brimstone nectaring on Cherry Laurel with several peacocks.
1stBenfleet Downs Transect (TQ785857)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-TipDavid ChandlerGood first day in week one of the Benfleet Downs Transect 2014 with 52 butterflies seen - comprising 6 Small Tortoiseshells, 31 Peacocks, 6 Commas, 3 Small Whites, 4 Brimstones, 1 Green Veined White and a lovely fresh male Orange Tip.
1stBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Speckled WoodColin Jupp2 Large White, 5 Speckled Wood, 5m Brimstone and 20+ Peacock in hour and half visit. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )

March 2014
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
31stMill Road Cemetery (TL460582)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneNick BallardAt least 7 Peacock, 4 Small tortoiseshell and 1 each of Comma and Brimstone at 10:00am this morning. Peacock nectaring on flowering cherry blossom in particular. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
30thWanstead Flats, London E11Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-TipKathy HartnettTwo Small Tortoiseshells; One Peacock; One Brimstone; One female Orange Tip. Warm, sunny day.
30thLangdon HillsSmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red AdmiralAndrew CoxRed Admiral- 1
Peacock- several
Small Tortoiseshell- 1; involved in tussle with a peacock.
30thLaindon WESTPeacock, BrimstoneAndrew CoxBrimstone- 1 male
Peacock- 2, at least
30thHorsley Cross Street (TM123286)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small whiteJim Reed4 Peacocks, 2 Small Tortoiseshells and 1 Small White. Peacocks all nectaring on Aubretia (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
30thHenny Street/Little Henny (TL879384)BrimstoneRob Smitha male Brimstone in each location
30thBorley (nr Sudbury) (TL8542)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstoneRob Smithfield margins: Small Tort 8, Peacock 5, Brimstone 1m
30thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small whiteColin Jupp12.15-15.00 Very warm sunshine hazy at times. 3 Small White, 5 Brimstone (female nectaring on wallflowers near Visitor Centre & 4m ), 60 Peacock, 25 Small Tortoiseshell and 16 Comma. My highest spring count here of peacocks and small torts. Also totally overcast from mid-afternoon and some areas of the park were not covered. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
29thWrittle Village (TL669062)BrimstoneRichard BiggA male Brimstone flying in the grounds of Longmeads House.
29thWheatley Wood (TQ785912)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small whiteGraham BaileyEarly afternoon walk around the site in warm sun but cool breeze from east. Nearly 90 butterflies noted - peacock 43, small tortoiseshell 21, comma 17, brimstone 4+ males, small white 1, unidentified whites 2.
29thUpminsterPeacock, Brimstone, Small whiteAndrew CoxBrimstone- 2 (Possibly 4): a male on three occasions came & went; a female nectared on periwinkle. Peacock-2, 1 nectared on forget-me-not. Small White- 1
29thStone Bridge, near Thorney (TF276010)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small whiteDavid Withringtonsunny day with strong easterly breeze: Small White (1), Brimstone (1), Peacock (3), Small Tortoiseshell (4)
29thSouth Woodham Ferrers Garden (TQ805971)Small whiteChris Rawlings1 on dandelion flower. Weather sunny, 14.c.
29thPaines Brook, Harold Hill (TQ549915)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockColin JuppDuring late afternoon 30+ Small Tortoiseshells, 3 Comma and 8 Peacock incl a pair in courtship. Also 8 Peacock and 3 Comma on Harold Wood side of A12 (TQ551912). (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
29thOrton Brimbles, PeterboroughSmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstoneMatthew Webb4-5 Small Tortoiseshells, 2 Peacocks and a Brimstone all within 100 yards of my house today.
29thMarsh Farm Country Park, South Woodham Ferrers (TQ813095)Small TortoiseshellChris Rawlings1 seen flying east along sheltered landward side of sea wall, briefly settling on patch of dry grass. Weather sunny with stiff south easterly breeze. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
29thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ570908)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneRob Smithfirst transect: Peacock 19, Comma 4, Small Tortoiseshell 2, including one egglaying, Brimstone 2+ (males)& the cutest Wood Mouse in Jermaines
29thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Peacock, BrimstoneColin JuppMale Brimstone in garden at 11am and a Peacock nectaring on plum blossom.
29thHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL585595)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstoneKevin Wilsonbetween 3.40pm-4.20pm walking around Hare Park I counted 7 Small Tortoiseshells.6Peacocks and 3Brimstones.
29thComberton (TL388543)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small whiteTony RobertsBrimstone 2. Small Tortoiseshell 1
Peaccock 1.
29thColdham's Common (TL473585)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Speckled WoodRob Pople1 Speckled Wood, basking and chasing off a Brimstone that flew over, at c.10:55. A number of other Brimstones flying nearby, plus also Peacocks and Small Tortoiseshells.
29thCastor HanglandsSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneMatthew Webb30 Brimstones, 14 Peacocks, 4 Small Tortoiseshells and 3 Comma late morning/early afternoon.
29thCastor Hanglands NNROrange-TipDonal McCarthy And Ellie BurkeOne Male
29thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small whiteColin Jupp12.15-15.15. Male Brimstone nectaring on Cherry Laurel, 1 Small White, 14 Small Tortoiseshell, 10 Comma and 39 Peacock. Territorial Peacocks were basking where sheltered from the brisk SE wind and nectaring on Prunus (Blackthorn, Plum and Cherry Laurel).
29thBasildon, Essex. (TQ715895)Large TortoiseshellChris NorwoodSeen in the garden of my mother's carehome in the centre of Basildon, Essex.
Large and Small Tortoiseshell taking advantage of afternoon sunshine. Weather was warm and sunny with a gentle breeze.
Other species present - 1 Comma and 1 Peacock.
Photo(s) taken using phone hence not very good quality. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
29thBasildon - in the garden (TQ740897)PeacockK JacksonFlying around - sunny- rescued from our cat!
27thRaphael Park, Romford (TQ520898)Red AdmiralColin Jupp
24thPrittlewell Brook path (TQ870869)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Small whiteGraham Bailey6-7 small tortoiseshells, 2 commas, 1 peacock and single small white, last noted flying along edge of nearby allotments and nectaring on dandelion by path.
24thHanningfield Reservoir (TQ725971)Orange-TipPatricia CleggOne Orange Tip by path junction near Rawl hide at 14.00
24thDevils Dyke (TL611622)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockKevin WilsonI walked along the bottom of the dyke from the July car park to the A14 between 1.45pm-2.48pm.I counted 7 Peacocks and 28 Small Tortoiseshells, numbers up a bit from last week. Several Small Tortoiseshells observed nectaring on violets (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
22ndWarley Place EWT (TQ583910)Red AdmiralMark & Jim
22ndLangdon HillsRed AdmiralAndrew CoxRed Admiral- 2, Lincewood.
21stPrittlewell Brook path, Westcliff-on-Sea (TQ870869)Small Tortoiseshell, CommaGraham BaileyEarly pm walk for about 30 mins - noted 5 small tortoiseshells and 2 commas
20thRaphael Park, Romford (TQ517903)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockColin Jupp2 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoisesell.
20thMill Green Common (TL637013)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockRob SmithComma 5, Peacock 4, Small Tort 1. First Dark-Edged Beeflies, same date as warm March of 2012
20thHarold Park, Romford (TQ554915)PeacockColin Jupp1 Peacock late am.
17thDevils Dyke (TL611622)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockKevin WilsonI walked along the bottom of the dyke from the July car park to the A14 between 2.06pm.-3pm. I counted 1 Peacock and 24 Small Tortoiseshells.
16thnr St Osyth (TM144159)Comma, PeacockSimon & Pat CoxFirst Commas (2)in our garden this year, also 2 Peacocks today
16thWrittle garden (TL673059)PeacockRichard BiggThe first butterfly I've seen in my garden this year a peacock sunning itself.
16thWheatley Wood (TQ785912)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockGraham BaileyLate afternoon walk for an hour from 15.30. Still warm + sunny and noted a total of 19 peacocks, 18 commas and 6 small tortoiseshells.
16thWest Hanningfield Garden (TL739000)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small whiteRoy WidgerySmall white briefly seen flying through garden this p.m.
16thWanstead Park, East LondonComma, Peacock, BrimstoneKathy Hartnett5 x Commas, 2 x Brimstones, and 2 x Peacocks. Conditions : Sunny, warm, and no wind.
16thWanstead Flats, East LondonSmall TortoiseshellKathy HartnettOne Small Tortoiseshell seen by Alexandra Lake at approx 09.30am. Conditions: Sunny, warm, no wind.
16thOrton Brimbles, PeterboroughBrimstoneMatthew WebbSingle seen in my back garden at 1pm today.
16thMaldon Hall Allotments (TL842065)Small Tortoiseshell, BrimstoneCindy Lawes1 of each
16thLogan's Meadow LNR (TL464593)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneRob Pople1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 1+ Peacock and 1 Brimstone in LNR, c.12:20-12:35. Also one unidentified Pieris sp. (possibly Small White) flying through nearby (near VIE Development) earlier, at c.12:00.
16thLinton (TL5547)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockAlex Petter31 small tortoiseshells, 9 commas and a peacock spotted throughout the afternoon at different localities throughout the village and surrounding fields.
16thLangdon HillSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockAndrew CoxPeacock- 3+
Smal Tortoiseshell- 4+
Comma- 1
16thLaindon WestSmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small whiteAndrew CoxPeacock-1
Small Tortoiseshell-2+
Small White-1
16thGrass verge A13 LaindonSmall whiteAlan Day
16thGarden of Remembrance, South Woodham Ferrers (TQ817979)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockChris Rawlings1 of each briefly settling on lawn area before flying off. Weather, sunny 15.c.
16thCastor HanglandsSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockMatthew WebbSingle Comma, 4 Peacocks and 3 Small Tortoiseshells mid-late pm today.
16thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneColin Jupp5 male Brimstones incl 2 nectaring on sallow catkins; 20 Peacock, 19 Small Tortoiseshell and 15 Comma. Also 1 Orange Underwing moth over birches in Larch Wood. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
15thWanstead Flats, East LondonSmall TortoiseshellKathy HartnettOne Small Tortoiseshell seen at 11.50am. Conditions were sunny, mild, not too breezy.
15thMaldon garden (TL861054)CommaRussell Neaveone,first of the year for me
15thHills Road, CambridgeBrimstoneAlex Petter2 male brimstones seen around midday whilst waiting at a bus stop
15thDagnam Park LNR (TQ5593)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockColin Jupp8 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Peacock and 4 Comma.
14thBack Garden in Upminster Essex (TQ5687)Comma, PeacockAngela
13thSun Corner Billericay Essex (TQ672941)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneJohn Smart7 Small Tortoiseshell; 2 Comma; 6 Peacock and 1 Brimstone. Recorded between 1pm and 2pm. Very warm day with little wind. All were highly active and much territorial dispute was evident. This is an open space for recreation and is in the hub of Billericay town surrounded by housing estates and two busy main roads but is generally good for wildlife.
13thMill Road Cemetery (TL460582)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockNick Ballard4 Comma, 1 peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
13thMill Green Common (TL637013)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneRob SmithDrying out quickly. Comma 6, Small Tort 3, Peacock 2, Brimstone 2m
13thHorsley Cross Street (TM123286)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockJim Reed2 Peacocks and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. All nectaring on Daphne Odora (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
13thGidea Park Sports Ground (TQ532904)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockColin Jupp5 Comma, 3 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
13thGarden in South Woodham Ferrers (TQ805971)PeacockChris Rawlings1 alight on paving outside our south facing front garden for a few seconds before flying off. Weather, sunny & warm.
13thFrinton-on-Sea (TM235207)Small TortoiseshellDianne Stone3 Tortoiseshells - released from Garage - in perfect condition - bright sunny day
13thClacton-on-Sea (TM168148)PeacockSimon & Pat Coxflying around inside St James's Church during a Memorial Service
12thWormingford airfield (TL918298)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockMartin PeersSmall Tortoiseshell 2 (+10 elsewhere on airfield);
Peacock 2
12thThe Perse SchoolPeacockAlex Petter1 peacock seen basking on bare ground around midday
12thLaindon WestSmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstoneAndrew CoxPeacock: at least 3. Small Tortoiseshell: 1. Brimstone: 1 male
12thHolts, Wormingford (TL9431)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstoneMartin PeersBrimstone, 1 male; Small Tort 2; Peacock 1
12thHavering Country Park (TQ505926)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneColin JuppOn a warm sunny afternoon with light wind, 3 hours coverage of this excellent site, the southern area particularly good. Totals of 35 Comma, 22 Peacock, 18 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 male Brimstone. The winter clearance work carried out by park staff has created many sun traps for basking and territorial butterflies. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
12thCentral Park, Harold Hill (TQ544922)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockColin JuppBrief visit late am: 2 Comma, 2 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
12thCambridge University Farm (TL431600)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneJames FowlerAll flying in sun, single Comma & male Brimstone. Numerous Tortoiseshell and 2 Peacock.
12thCambourne (TL322586)Small TortoiseshellLouise Bacon1 basking on the wet mud of lake edge, whilst we were conducting our annual snipe count
10thPaines Brook, Harold Hill (TQ549915)Small Tortoiseshell, CommaColin Jupp14 Small Tortoiseshells on sheltered nettle banks, plus another 2 Small Torts and a Comma near the brook on Harold Wood side of A12 (TQ551912).
10thJohn Weston Reserve (EWT) (TM264246)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockSimon & Pat CoxOne of each in flight around the reserve
10thCliff top Walton-on-the-Naze & Frinton-on-SeaPeacock, Red AdmiralTina Mason8 butterflies in total 2 were flying around together in a dance.
9thnr St Osyth (TM144159)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockSimon & Pat CoxFirst Peacock this year in our garden, plus a Small Tortoiseshell
9thgarden co93ds (TL781357)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockChris Crockerthe above two butterflies were playing and interacting in my garden today.is it normal for different species to act this way?
9thWoodcock Close, Impington (TL4563)BrimstoneMick Woods2 Brimstone in garden. Warm sunny day 16 deg Centigrade
9thWicken Fen NNR (TL0438)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstoneAlex ScottSeveral individuals all on the wing...
9thWanstead Park, path alongside Ornamental WatersSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockKathy HartnettSunny, warm afternoon. Saw one of each butterfly (Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock)as I walked around the Ornamental Waters in Wanstead Park.
9thRoach Valley Way (TQ894903)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockPaul Scott17 x Small Tortoiseshell, 5 x Peacock (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
9thNewnham, Cambridge (TL446572)BrimstoneRichard BiggA Brimstone flying about near me for most of the day as I sat fishing on the River Cam.
9thNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstoneKevin WilsonBetween 10.35am and 1.20pm I saw 4 Small Tortoiseshells.2 Male Brimstones and 1 Peacock all flying vigorously'
9thMill Road Cemetery (TL460582)Small Tortoiseshell, BrimstoneNick BallardIn the 5 minutes it took to cross to work this morning - at least 4 Brimstone (males) and 3 Small Tortoiseshell nectaring on blackthorn blossom (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
9thMill Road Cemetery (TL160582)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstonePaul FisherOn a visit here in full sun and 21 degrees I counted 7x Peacocks; 5x Small Tortoiseshells; 10x Brimstone(Very active so a conservative count), 2x Comma.
9thMill Green Common (TL637013)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneRob Smithregular patrolling male Brimstones, 2 seen together, plus a female. Up to 10 Peacocks flying to 4.30pm and a Comma. At least 2 Small Tortoiseshells - courtship behaviour on ground
9thLangdon HillsPeacockAndrew Cox
9thKings Dyke Cambs (TL250974)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstoneRosalyn Payne & Phil Bromley5 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 peacock, 1 Brimstone
9thHornchurch garden (TQ5485)Peacock, BrimstoneJohn YearleyWarm and sunny. Three Peacocks and seven Brinstones minimum, Brimstones flying through and around the garden all day. Amazing sight. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
9thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Small Tortoiseshell, BrimstoneColin JuppMale Brimstone in garden (also 1 on 7th) and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
9thGosfield (TL783295)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, BrimstoneColin DavisSeen in my garden today, a male Brimstone, a Peacock and at least five Small Tortoiseshell/Comma seen all at once, swirling around. Hard to determine the mix in flight. Warm, sunny 20 deg and still. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
9thGarden in South Woodham Ferrers (TQ805971)Small TortoiseshellChris Rawlings2 in flight over our south facing front garden. Weather, sunny & warm, temp 23.c in full sun, 15.c, in shade.
9thDoggetts Lake (TQ8791)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstonePaul Scott20+ x Small Tortoiseshell, 7 x Peacock, 6 x Comma, 3 x Brimstone (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
9thCarter's Brook, Harold Hill (TQ541929)BrimstoneColin Jupp1 male Brimstone
9thBuckhurst Hill garden (TQ4193)PeacockSylvia WellingWarm, sunny morning, time about mid-day,one peacock butterfly basking in the sun, then flying about.
9thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, BrimstoneColin JuppIn four and half hours up to 16.30. Totals of 32 Peacock, 15 Comma, 15 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Red Admiral and 5+ Brimstones (4m & 1f). Lots of clashing male Peacocks and Small Torts along the edge of Nursery Wood and along hedge lines and banks in the southern area of park - the earliest spring date I have seen such strong territorial activity here. Other butterflies were nectaring on Prunus cerasifera.
8thWarley Place, EWLT (TQ584910)Red AdmiralDave CornwellActively flying around gardens. Warm, calm, 16.5C
8thNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)Small TortoiseshellKevin Wilson1 seen in flight at 1.00pm.
8thHeybridge Basin (TL867074)Small TortoiseshellPatricia CleggThree Small Tortoiseshell - two along canal towpath and one on seawall south of lock, near path junction.
8thHanningfield reservoirPeacockLaurence DrummondOne
8thBrentwood High Street (TQ595938)CommaRob SmithBit of a strange one - a disheveled Comma in the middle of the High Street, flying over the traffic and basking on a market stall
8thBarrington (TL3951)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockPaddy GroveOne of each (slightly disappointing considering the sunshine!)
8thB186, Warley Road (TQ593896)BrimstoneDave CornwellMale, flying along hedgerow by side of road. Warm,sunny, 16C
7thOuse Valley Way between Houghton and St IvesBrimstonePam Pateman
7thNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)BrimstoneKevin Wilson1 male Brimstone seen in flight at 12.38pm.
7thMaldon Hall Allotments (TL842065)BrimstoneCindy Lawes1 seen
7thGunners Park (TQ929840)Small TortoiseshellMark No Jim
7thGarden, South Woodford, London (TQ397900)CommaNick ChallonerOne comma basking in sun interspersed with short periods of strong flight. Sunny, warm March day with light wind. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
7thDogsthorpe, Peterborough (TF192010)BrimstoneDavid Withringtona male Brimstone at noon, flying in and out of gardens along Lawn Avenue
7thCommon Lane, Hemingford AbbotsBrimstone, PeacockPam PatemanOne of each.
6thRomford (A12) (TQ524908)Small Tortoiseshell, CommaColin JuppSmall Tortoiseshell near the A12 (N side) and a Comma on Romford Golf Course (TQ525902)
6thRochford Essex In HousePeacockSteve Dunham
6thMaldon (TL8606)Small TortoiseshellSimon Coxseen twice in flight
6thHorsley Cross Street (TM123286)Small TortoiseshellJim Reed5 Small Tortoiseshells, most nectaring on Daphne Odora. Sunny, gentle breeze.
6thCambridge University Farm (TL431600)Small TortoiseshellJames FowlerBasking on the ground
5thMill Road Cemetery (TL460582)CommaNick BallardQuick tour this morning revealed my third species of the year.
5thMill Green Common (TL637013)Comma, PeacockRob Smith3 Comma and a Peacock
5thMaldon garden (TL861054)Small TortoishellRussell Neavepair? sunnig themselves on hedge, one
5thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Brimstone, CommaColin JuppIn my garden at midday a male Brimstone, settling briefly nearby along edge of Hatter's Wood. Small Tortoiseshell nectaring on Hyacinth flowers. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
5thGirton (TL4261)Brimstone, Peacock, Small TortoiseshellRob PopleOne of each species during lunchtime walk.
5thCottenham (TL452683)Male BrimstoneAnn PiperSunny morning. Male brimstone flew by. My first sightingof the year.
Also possible red admiral but too far and fast to be sure!
5thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockColin JuppEarly to mid-afternoon: 5 Comma, 4 Small Tortoiseshell and 4 Peacock.
4thWest Bergholt (TL961274)Small TortoiseshellPhilip SmithOne basking in the sunshine in my garden. First butterfly seen here this year.
4thJust outside St Ives along the Guided BuswayBrimstonePam PatemanVery light wind, dry and sunny.
3rdSheltered area of garden (TL455090)PeacockChristine WilliamsUncovered in the morning in a upside down plastic box in a sheltered part of our garden. The weather was cold and grey. It seems that it might have been hibernating !
3rdHorsley Cross Street (TM123286)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockJim Reed1 of each species. Peacock basking on rockery, Small Tortoiseshell settled on Daphne Odora (in full flower, highly scented). Warm sun, 10degC. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
3rdCambridge University Farm (TL431600)PeacockJames FowlerOne flying, settled briefly on fence in sun.

February 2014
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
26thSouth Bretton, Peterborough (TL156993)PeacockDon GardenerSeen in the garden during a spell of sunshine.
26thMill Road Cemetery (TL460582)Small TortoiseshellNick BallardSingle ST warming itself in the sun (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
26thMaldon garden (TL861054)Small TortoiseshellRussell Neave/Emma Webb
24thnr St Osyth (TM144159)Small TortoiseshellSimon & Pat CoxSmall Tortoiseshell settled on stones by garden pond. Also 'small' white flew past window (s/b PC) but G-v White not excluded
24thWillow Park, Langdon nature reserve. (TQ6986)BrimstoneKarl Price
24thWicken Fen NNR (TL0438)BrimstoneAlex ScottMale seen flying along hedgerow
24thWheatley Wood (TQ785912)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, BrimstoneGraham BaileyEarly afternoon ramble in quite warm sun, but cool breeze and extremely muddy! In more sheltered areas I noted a total of 3 commas, 5 small tortoiseshells and a male brimstone.
24thTrumpington Allotments (TL449454)BrimstoneJonathan BrownLarge bright yellow butterfly flew near me on sunny early afternoon. Has to have been a Brimstone.
24thSouth Ockendon, Mardyke (TQ592804)BrimstoneMark, no Jim
24thMaldon side of Danbury (TL7904)PeacockChris JacobsOn the wing disturbed after basking in the sunshine!
24thLittle Baddow (TL784061)PeacockChris Rawlings1 fly into a garden at 11am, briefly settling on lawn before flying off. A pleasantly warm & sunny morning.
24thIngatestone (TQ648994)BrimstoneNatalie Newmana male Brimstone in a garden off the High Street
24thGosfield Playing Field (TL780296)Male BrimstoneColin DavisA large and brilliantly yellow male brimstone flew around and out of Gosfield Playing Field at 11.15am on a sunny mild day. Quite springlike, at last!
24thGarden, Old Harlow (TL478118)BrimstoneJohn WarrenOne seen on the wing
24thEly Cathedral Close (TL543802)Small TortoiseshellMartin Peers1 in flight.
24thDoddinghurst (TQ589989)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, PeacockBill And Rosie Perkins2, Small Tortoiseshell
2, Brimstone
1, Peacock
These were all seen on a sunny morning walk around the village lanes.
24thComberton (TL388543)BrimstoneTony RobertsMale Brimstone flying through the garden.
24thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, CommaColin Jupp2 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
Also an early Grass Snake out from hibernation. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
24thBedfords Park (TQ519922)Comma, Small TortoiseshellMark & Jim
22ndPrivate garden in Witham, EssexBrimstonePatricia CleggMale Brimstone seen flying in back garden. Weather was calm and sunny and quite mild.
22ndCherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park (TQ845897)Small TortoiseshellGraham BaileySingle small tortoiseshell basking in sheltered part of new plantation
21stIngrebourne Valley (TQ539845)CommaDavid McGough (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
21stGarden, Old Harlow (TL478118)Red AdmiralJohn WarrenOne seen on wing in sunshine at midday.
19thWerrington, PeterboroughPeacockNick BowlesSeen basking on fence at about 12.30, then it flew into a shady cavity in an ivy covered bush and out again before disappearing over a fence.
19thMill Road Cemetery (TL460582)PeacockNick BallardPeacock on the wing....
19thMill Green Common (TL637013)Red Admiral, PeacockRob Smith2 Red Admirals nectaring on galantha. Also a basking Peacock seen by Graham Smith
16thWarley PlaceRed AdmiralPeter Jackson1 seen on a mild sunny day
16thVange Marsh (TQ734874)Small TortioseshellAndrew Cox1 small tortoiseshell basking close to the edge of a reedbed.
16thMaldon Hall Allotments (TL842065)Small TortoiseshellCindy LawesTwo seen in circling flight and briefly landed. Very mild, 9C, sunny, winds < 6mph.
16thLinton, south (TL5646)CommaChris Tyler-Smith1 individual flying in garden on sunny afternoon
16thJaywick (TM139127)Small TortoiseshellMrs Pat CoxDisturbed from marram on sandy beach during sunny interlude
16thEntrance to Milton Country Park (TL474620)PeacockTrevor SawyerMy first butterfly sighting of 2014 - flying across the entrance track to the Milton Country Park
16thDogsthorpe, Peterborough (TF192010)PeacockDavid Withringtona Peacock flying around my garden at 13.10hrs
16thDogsthorpe, Peterborough (TF192010)BrimstoneSue Coxmy neighbour saw a Brimstone in her garden early on a sunny Sunday morning (David Withrington)
16thChesterton, CambridgeBrimstonePete Towers1, midday
9thSouth Woodham Ferrers in our kitchen (TQ805971)Small WhiteChristopher Rawlings[indoor sighting] 1 Flying around kitchen while cooking Sunday lunch. Indoor temperature 19.c, outside 8.c.
2ndDogsthorpe, Peterborough (TF192010)PeacockDavid Withringtonone seen at 12.45 briefly sunning itself on the wall of my house, before it flew off; temperature 8 degreesC, warmer in the sun

January 2014
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
12thLark Hall Farm, Fordham (TL613710)Small TortoiseshellTwm WadeVery sheltered, surrounded by old buildings, in the sun about 13:00 hrs. My first of 2014, just one.
6thDogsthorpe, Peterborough (TF192010)Small TortoiseshellDavid Withringtona Small Tortoiseshell flew through my garden and across Lawn Avenue at midday; sunny with a mildish wind; about 11 degrees


 
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