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SIGHTINGS 2016

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First Sightings 2016

 Purple Emperor 4th Jul Chalkhill Blue 10th Jul
 Silver-washed Fritillary 24th Jun White Admiral 27th Jun
 Essex Skipper 21st Jun Dark Green Fritillary 24th Jun
 Ringlet 21st Jun Marbled White 21st Jun
 Small Skipper 15th Jun Purple Hairstreak 18th Jun
 Meadow Brown 8th Jun  Black Hairstreak 15th Jun
 Small Heath 9th May Large Skipper 20th May
 Brown Argus 8th May Common Blue 9th May
 Wall 8th May Small Copper 8th May
 Dingy Skipper 1st May  Clouded Yellow 4th May
 Green Hairstreak 13th Apr Grizzled Skipper 1st May
 Large White 11th Apr Painted Lady 12th Apr
 Holly Blue 8th Apr Orange Tip 8th Apr
 Speckled Wood 31st Mar Green-veined White 2nd Apr
 Small White 3rd Mar Brimstone 14th Mar
 Comma 11th Feb Red Admiral 12th Feb
 Peacock 6th Jan Small Tortoiseshell 16th Jan

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August 2016
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
26thRSPB Vange marshClouded YellowLaurence DrummondOne
26thPrivate Meadow south of Yelling (TL2661)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Common Blue, Small CopperBarry Dickerson3 x Clouded Yellows, but would not settle for any photos. Approximately 30 Common Blues.
25thMill Green Common (TL637013)Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Common Blue, Small CopperRob Smithfirst Small Copper and Common Blue (m) here this year, plus 2f Gatekeeper, male Brimstone and a Speckled Wood
25thHall Farm Walton (TM258236)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Common BlueRobert SeagoA bit dry and fairly quiet, but several Small Heaths and Common Blues
25thDoddinghurst Garden. (TQ589989)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Clouded YellowRosie & Bill Perkins.1,Small Tortoiseshell, 5,Small White, 1,Clouded Yellow [a first for our garden]
24thRussell Green, E of Little Waltham (TL7412)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common BlueGeorge BrownSunny and hot, 11.30-11.45a.m. 10 Small tortoiseshells (all fresh), c4 Small and 2 Large whites, 10 fresh Small heaths, 2 Meadow browns, c6 Brown argus, and 2 or 3 Common blues.
23rdWeald Brook (M25) (TQ552938)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common BlueColin JuppA female Clouded Yellow (helice form) nectaring on fleabane between Weald Brook and M25, near The Osiers. Photos taken. Also 2 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 5+ Small White, 1+ Green-veined White, 11 Small Heath, 6 Meadow Brown, 1 Gatekeeper and 8 Common Blue.
23rdToot Hill, Hitchcock Meadoows EWT Reserve, Danbury (TL7805)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Common BlueGraham Smith12 Small Heath, 9 Small White, 4 GV White 4 Speckled Wood,3 Painted Lady, 2 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral
23rdThe Naze, Walton (TM265239)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small CopperRobert SeagoThis was a conducted butterfly walk, (workshop on some adverts). About 12 or so inc 2 youngsters. Gatekeepers most numerous, Blues and vanessids also put on a good show.
23rdRoman Road SSSI Cambridge (TL527519)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Clouded Yellow, Small Heath, Brown Argus, Common BlueJulia NapierDavid Seilly emailed to say he had seen a Clouded Yellow in the East Pit on 21/8 so I hoped to see one or more on the Roman Road.
23rdRing's End, Nene Washes (TF390023)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Holly BlueDavid WithringtonSmall Tortoiseshell(244 - mostly on thistles and ragwort on north edge of field S side of washes), Peacock(1), Brimstone(1), Small White(27), Large White(6), Green-veined White(3), Meadow Brown(25), Holly Blue(1).
23rdNoak Hill (TQ548921)Clouded YellowColin Jupp1 Clouded Yellow seen during a brief visit, nectaring on fleabane near the M25.
23rdNoak Hill (M25) (TQ548941)Clouded YellowColin Jupp1 Clouded Yellow seen during a brief visit, nectaring on fleabane near the M25 (I included incorrect grid ref with sighting previously submitted)
23rdHarold Hill (TQ548926)Red Admiral, Painted LadyColin JuppIn my garden nectaring on Buddleia 1 Painted Lady and 2 Red Admirals (1 fresh & 1 worn).
23rdHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583588)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small whiteKevin Wilson2 Painted Ladies. 2 Small Tortoiseshells. 1 Red Admiral and 1 Small White nectaring on a Budddleia. 8.20.am. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
23rdDagnam Park LNR, Harold Hill (TQ5593)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp2 Painted Lady nectaring on fleabane, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Common Blue, 3 Holly Blue, 6 Small Heath, 12+ Meadow Brown (incl a few dark males probably fresh), 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Large White, 6+ Small White and several Green-veined White.
23rdCherry Hinton East Pit (TL4855)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Speckled Wood, Common BluePaddy GroveGood numbers (15+) of Common Blue, which have been anything but this year, including many females laying / ovipositing. I think some Brown Argus too but didn't positively identify
23rdBedford Perlieus (TL037988)Comma, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common BluePaul FisherA mid afternoon walk along the southern ride produced One of each except Comma x2, Brimstone x6, Small White x2, Speckled Wood x3, Silver Washed Fritillary x5
22ndHoneypot Lane allotments, Brentwood (TQ583935)Clouded YellowPaul BeckettSecond Clouded Yellow seen in two days. 8pm on a calm, sunny evening. I flushed it while watering my courgette plants. It circled bright yellow and black and then settled down again to roost on the underside of a courgette plant leaf. I obtained my binoculars for a better view before the light faded.
22ndGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperRobert SeagoSecond day running, and there were fresh butterflies. More C Blue and B Argus. First new brood H Blue, Also nice Red Underwing. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
21stStow Maries Halt EWT (TQ833990)Comma, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Gatekeeper, Common BlueRob SmithCommon Blue 4, Small Heath 1, singles others
21stRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Small white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob Smithstrong breeze. Clouded Yellow 1, Green-veined White 3+, Small White 5+, Common Blue 12, Brown Argus 2, Small Heath 9, Meadow Brown 2
21stJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Small white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Common BlueRob SmithHolly Blue 12, Common Blue 3, Speckled Wood 16, Meadow Brown 22, Gatekeeper 4, Small White 3
21stGreenway, Beckton (TQ434821)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly BlueRob Smithvery pleased to find a Small Heath on the Greenway (a raised walkway on the main sewage outfall running through East London) alongside a Small Tortoiseshell, Gatekeeper and Small White. Also Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral and Holly Blue on the accessible west side of Beckton Alps (TQ430820) (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
21stGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueRobert SeagoOld and new Commas, 1 m and 1 f brimstones. Speckled Woods and Brown Arg reasonable numbers and Common Blues a bit better show now. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
21stChigborough Lakes EWT (TL877086)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BluePaul Beckett1pm-3pm. Sunny intervals and breezy. Clouded Yellow was feeding on knapweed in the sheltered first meadow north of the car park.
21stCanvey Wick (TQ767834)Small Tortoiseshell, Large white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common BluePatricia CleggSingle male Clouded Yellow on track near bridge.
21stBarnack Hills and Holes (TF074046)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Chalkhill BlueDavid WithringtonSmall Tortoiseshell(16), Red Admiral(2), Small White(10), Large White(6), Speckled Wood(1), Small Heath(7), Meadow Brown(30 - some fresh), Gatekeeper(8), Essex Skipper(8), Brown Argus(9 - some fresh, some worn), Common Blue(12), Chalkhill Blue(22 - 4 females)
18thSkippers Island EWT (TM216242)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex SkipperRob SeagoA Clouded Yellow delighted us nectaring on fleabane etc near the wardens' lodge (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
18thQuy Fen (TL514626)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Purple Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common BlueAndrew Maddocks1 female purple hairstreak
18thMill Green Common (TL637013)Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperRob Smithfairly quite here. Female Gatekeepers (4) and Meadow Browns (2), singles others
18thMatching, garden (TL5112)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueBryan Russell8+ brown argus, 10+ common blue, 22-23 degrees.
18thLower Bedfords Road (TQ526920)Small white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common BlueColin JuppA brief look at the field adjacent to Lower Bedfords Road with lots of common fleabane (section in TQ59G). 3 Brown Argus, 3 Common Blue, 2 Small Heath, 3 Meadow Brown and 2 Small White.
18thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5192)Comma, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common BlueColin JuppIn this section of the park: 10 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 12 Meadow Brown, 4 Gatekeeper, 4 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Heath, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Small White, 1 Large White and a fresh dark Comma. The good clumps of Devil's-bit Scabious in this part of the park was a favoured nectar source for some of the above. Also, in TQ5191 a Painted Lady, flushed near the lake.
17thRussell Green, E of Little Waltham (TL7412)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Painted Lady, Small white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown ArgusGeorge BrownMid-day; sunny and warm, SE wind. 2 Small tortoiseshells and Peacocks, 1 Painted lady,
c4 Small white, 2 Small heath, 6+ Meadow brown,
3 Gatekeeper, 2 Brown argus.
17thOuse Washes RSPB (TL471859)Painted Lady, Clouded Yellow, WallAndrew Maddocks & Jeff StenningBetween Welches Dam (stated grid ref)& Purls Bridge: 1 worn Painted Lady, 1-2 fresh Clouded Yellow & min 5 Wall around (3/5) hides were the highlights; total of 20 species from here and Brampton Wood, 25 last year on same date
17thIngrebourne Valley (TQ526832)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueDavid McGoughSmall Tortoiseshell 3, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 3, Small white 4, Large White 6, Clouded Yellow 5, Speckled Wood 2, Small Heath 12, Meadow Brown 3, Holly Blue 1, Brown Argus 3, Common Blue 1
17thHavering Country Park (TQ504926)Painted Lady, Large white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Purple Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp2 probably 3 male Clouded Yellows in the southern meadows, very mobile. Also 2 Painted Lady on Buddleia, 10 Green-veined White, 5 Large White, 6 Speckled Wood, 25 Meadow Brown, 10 Gatekeeper, 3 Small Heath, 10 Common Blue, 2 Holly Blue and 2 Brown Argus. I stayed in the park until 7pm for Purple Hairstreaks. c30 seen (my highest local count of the year) in good weather conditions - warm evening sunshine with an easterly breeze, the frequent clashing male activity on the sheltered W side of the trees. Some looked a bit worn now. The best clashing activity was over Turkey Oaks, less so over English Oak.
17thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob SeagoSecond brood Holly Blues showing up but still only a few Common Blues. Brown Argus are rather better.

The Large Skipper was a real surprise, and I never saw Small or Essex.

I observed one of the tiniest male Gatekeepers I had ever seen (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
17thBurwell Fen (TL5567)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Clouded Yellow, Meadow BrownMartin PeersClouded Yellow flew along track below cycle bridge.
10+ Small Tortoiseshells.
17thBrampton Wood (TL180702)Silver-washed Fritillary, Large Skipper, Brown ArgusAndrew Maddocks & Jeff Stenning4 worn Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Large Skipper & 1 Brown Argus were the highlights
16thSergeant's Orchard EWT reserve (TL907307)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Common BlueMartin Peers5 Small Tortoiseshells freshly emerged; 12 Speckled Woods, 15 Gatekeepers, 15 Meadow Browns, 2 male Common Blues; others singles.
16thNoak Hill (TQ532931)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueColin JuppWarm but breezy pm. 1 Painted Lady and 2 Small Tortoiseshell nectaring on fleabane in meadow; also 9 Common Blue (7m & 2f), 1 Brown Argus, 5 Small White, 6 Small Heath, 15 Meadow Brown, 7 Gatekeeper and 3 Speckled Wood. Nearby at Cummings Hall Farm (TQ534934) at least 8 Holly Blues on a sheltered stretch of ivy, including several clashing males and 2+ females (1 rejecting the advances of a male).
16thBlue House Farm EWT Reserve, North Fambridge (TQ8687)Small white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueGraham SmithGatekeeper 56, Meadow Brown 18, Small White 10, GV White,3 Small Heath, 28 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Essex Skipper
15thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Holly BlueColin JuppTotals of butterflies in my garden late am - early pm: 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 4 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Large White and 1 Holly Blue. Majority were on Buddleia except the H.blue.
15thFulbourn Fen to the beggining of Fleams dyke (TL532559)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Common BlueJanet Mayes2:30 Hot and sunny; 2 Brimstone, 4 Tortoiseshell, 1 Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Red Admiral, lots of Whites and Meadow Brown (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
15thColne Point EWT (TM101124)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Clouded Yellow, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperBob SeagoSeveral of the blues today, along with my first 2016 Clouded Yellow, behind the sea wall.
15thCoggeshall (TL829212)Meadow Brown, Common BlueRichard BiggOne of each. A disappointing afternoon.
15thCoggeshall (TL827236)Small white, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperRichard BiggMeadow Brown(1),Gatekeeper(1),Small White(2).
14thNoak Hill (M25/Wrightsbridge Rd) (TQ548941)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common BlueColin Jupp4.30-5.30pm. Nice colony of blues on the Birdsfoot trefoil here, and a good number of all the butterflies were nectaring on common fleabane and mint in the late afternoon sunshine. Totals of 10 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Painted Lady, 2 Peacock, 2 Small White. 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 12 Meadow Brown, 1 Gatekeeper, 1 Small Heath and at least 12 Common Blues (7+ males & 5 females).
14thHayley Wood (TL2953)Silver-washed FritillaryLouise Bacon, Vince Leaprobably 2 worn individuals in coppice area
14thFoxearth (TL8345)Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperRob SmithNice to get a Small Heath in an arable area. 2+ others
13thRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob Smithbig second brood Small Heath emergence - 17, also 10 Brown Argus, 24 Common Blue, Small White 37, Green-veined White 19, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Gatekeeper 7, Meadow Brown 5. 3 Silver-Y moths
13thMayland Creek (TL918023)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common BlueRob SmithSmall Tortoiseshell 3, Comma 3, whites - 1 of each, Speckled Wood 1, Gatekeeper 6, Meadow Brown 4, Common Blue 8
13thLatchingdon: field/footpaths (TQ886988)Small white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperRob Smithfield edges behind St Michaels cemetery - Holly Blue 4, Small Copper 2, Brown Argus 6, Common Blue 4, Clouded Yellow 1, Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, meadow Brown 3, Gatekeeper 2, Small Heath 1. moths: Yellow Shell 3
13thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Common BlueRob SmithCommon Blue 1, Holly Blue 3, Small White 2, Green-veined white 4, Speckled wood 9, Gatekeeper 23, Meadow Brown 22
13thHolme Fen (TL198889)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Small CopperRosalyn Payne1 Small Tortoiseshell. 2 Comma, 4 Peacock, 6 Red Admiral,1 Brimstone, 30+ Meadow Brown. 4 Gatekeeper, 1 Small Skipper. 2 Large Skipper,7 Small Copper.
13thGidea Park Sports Ground (TQ532904)Purple HairstreakColin Jupp12 Purple Hairstreaks flitting around the tops of several oaks between 18.45-19.05.
13thEpping forest (TQ4094)Purple EmperorLaurence DrummondOne male still holding territory, looking fresh and very active between 14.00 and 16.30
13thEpping forest (TQ4094)Purple EmperorLaurence Drummond And Andrew MiddletonOne male still holding territory ,looking quite fresh and very active between 14.00 and 16.30.
13thCreekmouth open space (TQ456818)Small white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common BlueRob SmithCommon Blue 27, Meadow Brown 10, Gatekeeper 1, Small White 1
13thBurnham-on-Crouch cemetery (TQ948977)Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small CopperRob SmithSmall Copper 1, Common Blue 2, Holly Blue 2, Meadow Brown 4, Gatekeeper 2
13thBarking Riverside (TQ471820)Small white, Clouded Yellow, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Common BlueRob Smith2 Jersey Tiger moths on the approach path hedgerow, the first time I have seen this species. Also Clouded Yellow 3, Common Blue 8, Holly Blue 5, Small White 1, Meadow Brown 3, Gatekeeper 2. moths: Lime-speck Pug & 6-spot Burnet (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
13thAlphamstone (TL875346)Small Tortoiseshell, Purple HairstreakHarry Faullunexpected female Purple Hairstreak warming up on my lawn 09:00 this morning (photos). Also very fresh Small Tortoiseshell. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
12thTollesbury Square, 5 mile circular walk.Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Common BlueRosie & Bill Perkins, Margaret & Jim Dalgarno5,Painted lady, 2,Red Admiral, 18,Small Tortoiseshell, 40+,Gatekeeper, 5,Meadow Brown, 2,Large White, 5,Green-veined White, 50+,Small White, 4,Speckled Wood, 2,Common Blue, 1,Small Skipper.
12thHill Farm, Gestingthorpe (TL8239)Comma, Peacock, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common BlueMartin PeersPeacock 2, Small White c50, Large White 8, Green-veined White 4, Meadow Brown 35, Gatekeeper 18. Others all singles. Also 5 Silver-Y moths.
12thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common BlueBob SeagoRinglets now scarce. Up to 6 male Brimstones. Whites and skippers confirmed. 2nd brood Sm Torts, and several Painted Ladies.
12thCollege Wood (Writtle Forest) (TL626015)Meadow Brown, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueRob SmithLooking for egglaying Purple Emperors along the bridleway, but only saw a Purple Hairstreak in the oaks. singles other
12thBulmer (TL8339)Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Holly BlueMartin PeersSmall White 20, Green-veined White 3, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 7, Gatekeeper 3. Others all singles.
12thBlue House Farm EWT Reserve, North Fambridge (TQ8687)Peacock, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, Common BlueGraham Smith19 Meadow Brown,39 Gatekeeper, 10 Common Blue, 20 Small White, 8 GV White, 2 Peacock, 2 Painted Lady,1 Essex Skipper
10thBlack Notley (TL7620)White-letter HairstreakGeorge BrownSunny periods. White-letter hairstreak in garden, 10.25a.m. (species last seen in garden over forty years ago). (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
9thRSPB Ouse Fen at Needingworth (TL3572)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Large white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperUte MokrosSunny morning, slight breeze. Saw numerous meadow brown and gatekeepers, 10+ common blue and brown argus, some large white and brimstone and small skippers, one each of small heath, peacock, small tortoiseshell, small copper and painted lady. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
9thLangford Beeleigh FallsRed Admiral, Small white, Green-veined white, Gatekeeper, Holly BlueKevin TaylorToday at Beeleigh many Green Veined and Small Whites, few Gatekeepers, 1x Red Admiral and Holly Blue.
8thGreat Notley Country ParkPainted Lady, Small white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common BluePaul Chamberlain (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
8thCanvey Wick (TQ767834)Comma, Painted Lady, Large white, Wall, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common BluePatricia CleggSingle Wall near Orchid Trail.
8thBrampton Wood (TL1870)Peacock, Silver-washed FritillaryIan JohnstoneSunny, warm day with strong breeze. Only appeared to be one count of the Silver-Washed Fritillary and it wasn't in the best of condition. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
8thBeth Chatto Gardens (TM0623)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Gatekeeper, Holly BlueMartin PeersComma 2, Gatekeeper 4, Holly Blue 3.
7thRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperRob Smithstrong breeze on the sea wall. a fresh Small Tortoiseshell & Painted Lady. Small/Essex 1, Small White 23, Small Copper 1, Brown Argus 1, Common Blue 12, Gatekeeper 13, Meadow Brown 12, Small Heath 1
7thOrwell PitPeacock, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Chalkhill BlueJames & Callum FowlerHot and windy, 4pm many butterflies, but few settled. No attempt to count accurately, but most Common Blues I have seen this year (10s). Chalkhill Blues (<10) all males. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
7thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueRob SmithSmall Skipper 2, S/E skipper 2, Brimstone 1m, Small White 6, Green-veined White 7, Common Blue 1 (first of year here), Holly blue 6, Peacock 2, Comma 2, Speckled Wood 9, Gatekeeper 28, Meadow Brown 41, Ringlet 2. moths: Common Carpet, Straw Dot, Yellow Shell, Magpie, Brimstone, Shaded Broad-bar, Mother-of-Pearl(5)
7thHarold Wood (WCS square) (TQ5390)Comma, Small white, Speckled Wood, GatekeeperRob SmithSmall White 6, Gatekeeper 4, singles others
7thGog Magog Down (TL489528)Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueMike Gittos, Tim & Julia SizerSeen during BC Branch Field Trip to Gog Magog Down
7thDevil's Dyke & railway cutting near Reach (TL5765)Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Chalkhill BlueMartin PeersPeacock 2,Large White 2, Speckled Wood 3,
Meadow Brown 31, Gatekeeper 27, Holly Blue 2 males,
Common Blue 2 males, Chalkhill Blue c60 (5 females).
All others singles (Small White not counted).
7thCastor HanglandsPeacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, Common BlueMichael ChurchVery near the hide was where we saw the white admiral . Peacocks, Fritillaries,Brimstones were abundant.
7thBenfleet DownsPeacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BluePaul ChamberlainHolly Blue 2. Common Blue 3, Brown Argus 2, Marbled White 1, Large Skipper 1, essex Skipper 2 many gatekeeper and numbers of the others. Sunny conditions but very breezy. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
6thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small CopperKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 11 Meadow Brown; 13 Speckled Wood; 1 Red Admiral; 13 Gatekeeper; 2 Small Copper. Plus 1 unspecified White.
6thWanstead Flats (TQ3986)Meadow BrownKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 6 Meadow Brown. Plus 1 unspecified White.
6thWakering Stairs, Essex (TQ970871)Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Wall, Meadow BrownRichard Howard; Paul GriggsAfternoon walk to Havengore Point and back.

Wall - 2 (together); Red Admiral - 2, (Havengore Point); Peacock - 3 (Havengore Point); Painted Lady - 1 (Havengore Point); Meadow Brown - 10+; Small White - 4.
6thTumblers Green (TL813251)Small white, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperRichard BiggWhat looked a good footpath in fact produced very little. Meadow Brown(4),Small White(1),Gatekeeper(1).
6thThe Naze (TM264239)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Essex SkipperRob SmithEarly evening, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 3, Essex Skipper 2
6thNether Court,HalsteadPeacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common BlueBarbara LeportAll flitting through garden.Only1 of each.
6thLangford Beeleigh FallsComma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperKevin TaylorMany Whites here today and saw Small,Large,and Green Viened Whites,2x Red Admiral,a few Gatekeepers,Comma, Brimstone, Peacock,Meadow Brown
6thLangdon Hills (Westley Heights C. Park)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Purple HairstreakAndrew Cox
6thKirby-le-Soken church (TM219220)Comma, Red Admiral, Green-veined whiteRob SmithSingles
6thKirby Quay (TM228227)Small white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperRob SmithLate afternoon, species present
6thHarwich: wasteground (TM252317)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob Smith20 Common Blues, 1 Brown Argus, 3 Painted Lady, 5 Red Admiral
6thHarwich: wasteground (TM252317)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob Smith20 Common Blues, 1 Brown Argus, 3 Painted Lady, 5 Red Admiral
6thGreat Monks Wood (TL819256)Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Purple HairstreakRichard BiggIn an area of the wood coppiced with standards I'd say probably 2 years ago - Green Veined White(5),Small Skipper(1),Gatekeeper(2),Meadow Brown(3),Ringlet(1),Purple Hairstreak(1).
6thDovercourt: sea wall (TM244298)Red Admiral, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, Common BlueRob SmithGatekeeper 10, Meadow Brown 2, Essex Skipper 2, Red Admiral 1, Common Blue 1. Whites present. Similar species present at South Hall Creek to the south-west (TM236286) moths: Oak Eggar, Saltmarsh plume
6thDevil's Dyke (Burwell Road to Reach)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, Chalkhill BlueUte MokrosSunny and hot day with a light breeze. Saw numerous chalkhill blue, gatekeepers, meadow brown, large white; some common blue, brown argus, peacocks, large and small skippers, brimstone; 2 ringlets, 3 small coppers, 1 comma, 1 female holly blue, 1 marbles white, 1 green-veined white and 1 speckled wood.
6thBradwell (TL817218)Red Admiral, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common BlueRichard BiggAn area of gravel extraction. Meadow Brown(5),Red Admiral(1),Green veined White (1),Gatekeeper(1),Common Blue(5m 1f),Small Heath(1).
6thBlackley Lane gravel pits, Great Leighs (TL7319)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperGeorge BrownSunny and warm. 9.30am-1215pm. 2 Peacocks, 1 or 2 Brimstones, single Comma, Red admiral, Ringlet, Small skipper, Holly blue, and Small copper, c5 Purple hairstreaks, c25 Brown argus and c20 Common blues, and several of the other species. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
6thBlack Notley (TL7620)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Large white, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly BlueGeorge BrownSeen in garden, weather sunny and warm. 3+ Holly blues, fresh looking Large skipper, and fresh Painted lady feeding on Buddleia then resting later in sunshine on cut branch. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
6thBeaumont Quay (TM189239)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex SkipperRob SmithLate afternoon, species present
6thBarnack Hills and Hollows (TF076042)Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, Chalkhill BluePeter SharpeShort morning walk with several species seen. Good numbers of Chalk-hill Blue, Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper and Marbled White. Singles of Small Copper, Painted Lady and Brimstone and a few Brown Argus. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
5thPrestons Lake, Pebmarsh (TL8531)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common BlueMartin PeersSmall Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Small White 20, Large White 4, Green-veined White 3, Small Heath 2, Meadow Brown 16, Gatekeeper 6, Brown Argus 4,
Common Blue 2m.,1f.
5thPebmarsh (TL8532)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperMartin PeersComma 2,Peacock 2, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1,
Small White c30, Large White 10, Green-veined White 5, Speckled Wood 4, Ringlet 1, Meadow Brown 6, Gatekeeper 5, Small Skipper 2
5thMill Green Common (TL637013)Brimstone, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Purple HairstreakRob SmithGatekeeper 15, Meadow Brown 5, singles others. No Small Copper/Brown Argus/Cm Blue this year so far, which is disappointing. Lots of flowering heather
5thLittle Maplestead (TL8334)Holly BlueMartin Peers2 male Holly Blues chasing each other round an ivy hedge, while I was waiting for the bus!
5thHemingford Grey (TL289701)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Holly BlueUte MokrosWarm day with sunny intervals, slightly breezy. on buddleia flower in garden: red admiral x 2, peacock x 4, comma x 2, painted lady x 1, large white x 3, small white x 3,brimstone x 1 and one holly blue flying past. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
5thHatfield forest (TL533195)Purple EmperorLaurence Drummond2 Males chasing and clashing over the Lodge cottage territory @14.30,season still going.
5thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob SeagoAt last 2 new brood Common Blues. Several Pecocks and Commas, and about 5 Brown Argus
5thDoddinghurst Garden. (TQ589989)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly BlueRosie & Bill Perkins.All these butterflies were seen during a 30 min. period mid-afternoon.
1,Brimstone, 2,Peacock, 3,Gatekeepers, 1,Meadow Brown, 1,Comma, 4,Large White, 5,Small White,1,Green-veined White, !,Holly Blue.
5thCanvey Heights, Canvey Island, Essex (TQ819838)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Clouded Yellow, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly BlueRichard Howard; Paul GriggsAfternoon walk 17:15 - 18:00. Still sunny & warm.

Clouded Yellow - 2; Holly Blue - 2; Gatekeeper - 5; Small White - 6; rest singletons. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
4thrspb West Canvey MarshComma, Red Admiral, Large white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Common BlueKevin TaylorMany Gatekeepers today good numbers Meadow Browns,Marbled White,Speckled Wood,Red Admiral,Large White,Common Blue,Comma,Holly Blue.
4thStour Wood RSPB (TM190312)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperRob SeagoI hoped for a SW Frit but none seen. Rather tatty fem White Admiral
4thBedford Purlious woodComma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, White-letter HairstreakKaren Baker (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
3rdTollesbury Wick EWT reserve (TL980108)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperMartin PeersSmall Tortoiseshell 1; Painted Lady 3;
Small White 20; Large White 2; Meadow Brown 38;
Gatekeeper c100; Small Skipper 13; Essex Skipper 20. Moths Silver-Y and Six-spot Burnets
3rdKings Dyke Nature Reserve (TL249974)Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Wall, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common BluePhil Bromley & Rosalyn Payne5 wall brown seen during a 1 hour visit this morning.
3rdGunpwder Park, Lee Valley (TQ380989)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Holly BlueCharles CuthbertLarge nos of fresh Holy Blues seen, estimate 50+, many attracted to fresh horse dung or similar - photos available/attached
3rdGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown ArgusRob Seago2 first 2016 PL and 5 new brood Brown Argus. Numbers of everything disappointing, but found a Small Tort web
1stLittle Eversden, Cambs (TL370532)Small white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperTony RobertsSmall White 20+, Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown 20+
Gatekeeper 30+
1stFryerning Churchyard (TL638001)Small white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small CopperGraham Smith3 Meadow Brown, 1 Gatekeeper, 1 Small White, 1 Small Copper (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
1stBarnack Hills and Holes (TF074046)Comma, Peacock, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Chalkhill BlueDavid WithringtonSunny morning on this splendid National Nature Reserve: Comma(1), Peacock(4), Painted Lady(3), Small White(11), Large White(4), Green-veined White(6), Speckled Wood(1), Marbled White(32), Ringlet(5), Meadow Brown(54), Gatekeeper(38), Large Skipper(1), Small Skipper(3), Essex Skipper(8), Brown Argus(2), Common Blue(3), Chalkhill Blue(25-all males).

July 2016
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
31stWalk on Matching village paths (CM17)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueBryan RussellOvercast, but still plenty around. Esp large nos of gatekeeper and meadow brown. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
31stRSPB Fowlmere (TL406458)Peacock, Red Admiral, Green-veined white, Gatekeeper, Other butterflyJanet Mayes3pm Overcast Hot; 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 10 Gatekeeper, 4 G-V White, 4 Unspecific White, 1 other. Also a Privet Hawk-moth Caterpillar (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
31stNor Wood, nr Fyfield (TL560083)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperRob Smithwalked east and south footpaths of private wood that produced 2 male Silver-washed Fritillaries in 2010, but none seen today. Red Admiral 4, Comma 1, Large Skipper 1, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 4, Gatekeeper 10, Ringlet 1, Large White 4, Green-veined White 1+, Small White 1+
31stLangford BeelieghComma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperKevin TaylorPlenty of Small,Large and Green Viened Whites also Gatekeepers are all around,2x Red Admiral and Speckled Wood and 1x Comma,Good numbers of Meadow Browns
31stGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakBob SeagoI was delighted to finally confirm the first essex Skipper of the year on this site. Most species the numbers are disappointing. Moths Dusky Sallow, Shaded Broad Bar, Latticed Heath, Silver Y
31stBrampton WoodComma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Common Blue, Small CopperMark Ward18 spp of butterfly in 2 hours this am. Highlights were 16 SW Fritillary along west part of Cross Ride, including 2 Valezina f together, 4 Purple Hairstreaks and 2 Painted Ladies.
31stBigod's Wood, Gt Easton (TL632257)Purple Emperor, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Purple HairstreakAndy Goodey2 male Purple Emperors found at 13.00 in small clearing just off footpath that runs east of the wood. They were spiralling and chasing each other around the top of an isolated oak for about ten minutes in cloudy but warm conditions
31stBenfleet DownsPeacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Small CopperPaul ChamberlainSmall Copper1, Marbled White1, Green-veined White1, White-letter
Hairstreak7, All the rest in good numbers. Sunny conditions. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
30thstistedSilver-washed FritillarySteven HalsteadAround 6 seen in Brookes Reserve, stisted, following the main path from the layby. They are on the left past the first pond. You know its the right place, as you start getting bitten by every horsefly in Christendom. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
30thSandbeach/St Peters Way (TM019053)Red Admiral, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex SkipperRob Smith1s and 2s of each species seen on late afternoon walk. same species seen along Hockley Lane (wind farm) plus 6-spot Burnets at TM018061
30thSalcoats Park, South Woodham (TQ818977)Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob Smithalong 'sea wall' and rough ground of Clements Creek - female White-letter Hairstreak egglaying, Meadow Brown 10, Gatekeeper 30, Peacock 1, Small & Green-veined White 2+, Essex Skipper 4, Large Skipper 1, Common Blue 2, Brown Argus 1. moths: 6-spot Burnet, Thistle Ermine & Sitochroa Palealis
30thRoman Road South of Copley Hill (TL525521)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly Blue, Chalkhill BlueRosemarie Neusel
30thRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob SmithSmall Skipper 4, Essex Skipper 3, unID skippers 7, Small White 46, Green-veined White 19, Brown Argus 4, Common Blue 9 (first female), Peacock 2, Gatekeeper 60, Meadow Brown 23, Small Heath 5
30thOuse Washes (Witcham)WallDavid Hopkinsfirst of the new brood of Wall out on the Ouse Washes banks
30thHolme Fen (TL198889)Peacock, Red Admiral, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, Small CopperRosalyn PayneMeadow Brown 13, Gatekeeper 4, Ringlet 5, Small Copper 5, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 4, Essex Skipper 2, Green-veined White 7, Large White 2. Cloudy start 10.15 brightening up 11.30 - 12.15 (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
30thHadliegh Benfleet downsComma, Red Admiral, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex SkipperKevin TaylorMany Gatekeepers today in cloudy overcast conditions also a lot of Meadow Browns,Ringlets,2x Essex Skippers,Green Viened White,Speckled Wood, Comma and Red Admiral
30thGreat Warley (TQ571907)Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly BlueRob SmithEssex Skipper 9, Small Skipper 1, unID skippers 8, 2 each Small & Green-veined White, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 3, Gatekeeper 72, Meadow Brown 76, Ringlet 5
30thFleam Dyke (TL525521)Marbled White, Brown Argus, Chalkhill BlueVince Lea209 Chalkhill Blues,182 male, 27 female, counted on the Fleam Dyke. They were first seen there in August 2005, after 20 years of conservation work.
30thBushey Hill, South Woodham Ferrers (TQ813984)Peacock, Small white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob SmithGatekeeper 10, Meadow Brown 5, singles others, some S/E skippers. 3 6-spot Burnet moths
30thAll Souls church Yard (TL435597)Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperJanet MayesCloudy with sunny spells 11am; 1 Ringlet, 6 G-V White, 13 Gatekeeper, 4 Speckled Wood, 6 Meadow Brown, 3 Large White, 5 Small White, 9 Unspecific White (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
29thNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Dark Green Fritillary, Large white, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperKevin WilsonWhilst observing large Buddleia bushes I was very surprised to see a Dark Green Fritillary nectaring.[Very good views]. I hurried to get my camera but there was no sign of the fritillary when I returned. I kept watch on the bushes for the rest of the afternoon but I was not rewarded with any further sightings. Other butterflies seen-3 Commas. 2 Peacocks. 2 Large Whites. 1 Painted Lady 1Red Admiral. 1 Meadow Brown. 1 Gatekeeper and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
29thHatfield forest (TL198534)Silver-washed FritillaryIris NewberyShowers most of the day, then in afternoon brief spell of warm sunshine.
28thHigh Ongar Village to Paslow Common, 6 mile circulComma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperRosie & Bill Perkins.9,Red Admiral, 2,Peacock, 1,Comma, 30+,Meadow Brown, 40+,Gatekeeper, 3,Small Skipper, 1,Essex Skipper.
28thFletton Lake, Peterborough (TL196963)Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex SkipperDavid WithringtonThe margins of the lake are now a mature butterfly habitat, with many flowering plants. In the morning sunshine , I saw - Peacock(3), Red Admiral(9), Small White(6), Large White(3), Green-veined White(8), Speckled Wood(1), Ringlet(2), Meadow Brown(20), Gatekeeper(25), Large Skipper(3) and Essex Skipper(10).
27thWandlebury, Cambridge (TL494532)Small white, Large white, Small CopperNeil Dickinson
27thWandlebury, Cambridge (TL494532)Comma, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Brown ArgusNeil Dickinson (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
27thLangdon Hills, Wiilow ParkSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Clouded Yellow, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Purple HairstreakKarl PriceAll seen in Rough Piece field.Nice to see another Clouded Yellow on my local patch. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
26thWoodwalton Fen NNR (TL230849)Peacock, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakRon Harold/Michael RooneyA two hour watch at Rothschilds Bungalow(1045-1245)at times in bright sunshine produced 3 Purple Emperor, all staying high in the canopy, 10+ Purple Hairstreak, several Peacock and Red Admiral, 2 Large Skipper, a few Meadow Brown, 2 Brimstone and Green-veined White. Also nearby were 2 White-letter hairstreak
26thNether Court HalsteadComma, Red Admiral, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperBarbara LeportThe most butterflies seen in garden all year.Has been very poor.
3Gatekeepers OThers 1 of each
26thHarcamlow Way from Debden Village to Rowney WoodPeacock, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperRosie & Bill Perkins.2,Purple Emperor, 5,Red Admiral, 2,Peacock, 7,Large White, Numerous Small White, 3,Green-veined White, 20+,Meadow Brown, 12,Gatekeeper, 15,Ringlet, 11,Speckled Wood, 3,Essex Skipper,2,Small Skipper.
26thEldernell, Nene Washes (TL318992)Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex SkipperDavid WithringtonA short morning walk along the embankment: Peacock(3), Small White(7), Large White(6), Green-veined White(2), Ringlet(7), Meadow Brown(17), Gatekeeper(20), Essex Skipper(17).
26thDevils Dyke July racecourseSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Chalkhill BluePaul Chamberlain (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
26thCanvey bridge (TQ779855)WallDon Downa pristine second brood Wall Brown near the bridge
26thBrampton Wood (TL183699)Comma, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Small CopperPeter SharpeShort walk mid-day. Good numbers of Whites, Meadow Browns, Ringlets, Gatekeepers and Skippers both Large and Small plus one Small Copper (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
25thWoodwalton Fen (TL230842)Peacock, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple HairstreakUte MokrosSpent the morning at W.F., sun and cloud with a fair amount of wind. Purple emperor in the top of the oak tree by the bungalow, also one briefly on the window frame of Gordon hide, plus a third flying near the entrance. Numerous purple hairstreaks in the top of oak trees, lots of red admirals, meadow brown and whites, few ringlet, peacock and gatekeepers, skippers also numerous. Saw only one brimstone (male) (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
25thWeeleyhall Wood EWTWhite Admiral, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly BlueLiz Huxley2 white admiral, 1 holly blue
25thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small CopperKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 42 Meadow Brown; 16 Speckled Wood; 1 Red Admiral; 8 Gatekeeper; 1 Small Copper. Plus 2 unspecified Whites and 22 unspecified Skippers.
25thWanstead Flats (TQ3986)Meadow BrownKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 19 Meadow Brown. Plus 4 unspecified Skippers.
25thSt. Mary's Church, High Ongar to Fyfield.Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperRosie & Bill Perkins, Margaret Dalgarno7,Red Admiral, 5,Comma, 1,Peacock, 1,Small Skipper, 30+,Gatekeeper, 50+,Meadow Brown, 4,Large White, 3,Green-veined White and numerous Small White.
25thMill Road Cemetry, Cambridge (TL461582)White-letter HairstreakJeffrey StenningOne at usual elms
25thHutton Country Park (TQ633959)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex SkipperCatherine Hull12.30-1.30 warm sunny.
1 Southern hawker male, close to Wash Rd entrance.
25thHatfield Forest (TL536205)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple HairstreakPeter Clarke And Bob Clift4/5 Purple Emperors (all singletons) western side of ride NW of Eight Wantz Ways (TL539208) between 1045 and 1145 hrs. 10+ Silver-washed, 5+ Purple Hairstreaks
25thDitton Park Wood (TL664571)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakKevin WilsonWalking along the rides in the wood I counted 11 Purple Emperors including a male and female flying low around a sallow. Other butterflies-Purple Hairstreaks. Ringlets. Green-veined Whites. Meadow Browns. Large Whites. Gate Keepers. Small Whites. Large Skippers. Speckled Woods. Commas. Essex Skippers. 5 Red Admirals. 4 Peacocks. 1 male Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
25thBlack Notley (TL7620)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted LadyGeorge BrownAt Buddleia in garden; 2 Peacocks, others singles.
Painted lady first seen at 2p.m. and feeding still at 7.25p.m. when photo taken. Sunny periods and quite warm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
25thAbberton church (TL9919)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown ArgusMartin Peers2 Peacocks, 34 Meadow Browns, 36 Gatekeepers,
10 Essex Skippers, 4 Small Skippers, 2 Six-spot Burnet Moths, all others singles
24thWoodwalton Fen (TL230849)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueDuncan McNivenA male purple emperor visited the bungalow mid morning and fed on a window sill. Two other purple emperors cruising the sallows north and south of the bungalow clearing. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
24thWat Tyler Country ParkComma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueKevin TaylorVisit today another hot day saw many Gatekeepers, Meadow Browns, Essex Skippers, 2x Marbled Whites,2x Peacock lots of Small Whites 2x Ringlet,1x Red Admiral, Holly Blue,Common Blue, Comma.
24thWalton Hall marshes (TM2524)Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Small CopperMartin PeersPeacock 6, Red Admiral 5, Painted Lady 3, Small White c70, Large White 6, Green-veined White 5, Speckled Wood 1, Ringlet 3, Meadow Brown c80,
Gatekeeper c50, Small Skipper 10, Essex Skipper 12, Small Copper 2
24thRaveley Wood (TL243817)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakRoger OrbellA few White Letter coming down near the path this afternoon
24thRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob Smith3 fresh male Common Blue, a Brown Argus and 5 Small Heath
24thLyonshall Wood, S of Great Leighs (TL7315)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Brown ArgusGeorge BrownSunny and warm, SW wind, 10.40-11.50a.m.
4 Commas, 2 or 3 Red admirals, 1 Brown argus.
24thLangdon hills, Willow parkClouded YellowKarl Price
24thLangdon Hills (EWT Willow Park)Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperAndrew CoxMarbled white- 20+
24thHullbridge: creek near Brandy Hole (TQ834949)Peacock, Red Admiral, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperRob SmithMarbled White 14 - Small colony on the sea wall. 20 Green-veined White and Gatekeeper, 5 meadow Brown & Essex Skipper, singles others
24thHare Park (TL588586)Other butterflyKevin WilsonAfter turning into the wooded lane leading to my house from the A 1304 I saw a large fritillary flying towards my car. I stopped and got out for a better view. The fritillary flew rapidly past me and disappeared into the trees. I stayed in the area for another hour but disappointingly did not have another sighting of it during that time. 4.22.pm.
24thGreen Lane, Burnham-on-Crouch public footpathPeacock, Small white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, GatekeeperSheila Neary1 Gatekeeper, 2 Peacock, 2 Small Heath, 1 Speckled Wood, 4 Small White
24thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Small CopperRobert SeagoNice to see a couple of Small Coppers and 2 male and 1 female Brimstone. Possibly Essex Skippers but not confirmed. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
24thGarden (TL5112)Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, White-letter HairstreakBryan RussellNewly hatched f brimstone. 3 red admirals.
Great to see WL hairstreak after not seeing one for 3 years.
Also plenty of burnet moths
24thGamlingay Wood/Sugley Wood (TL244537)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueDuncan McNivenSix silver-washed fritillaries, some very battered, but only one marbled white. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
24thCreeksea to Burnham-on-Crouch WalkPeacock, Small white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperSheila Neary3 Small White, 5 Small Heath, 4 Gatekeeper, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Peacock, 1 Meadow Brown
24thChalkney WoodRed Admiral, White Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperEd HutchingsWhite Admiral at 51.9138 lat, 0.7227 long. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
24thBenfleet Downs (TQ791860)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakPatricia CleggTwo Purple Hairstreak in large oak tree; two White -letter Hairstreak in thicket just off main track.
23rdWoodwalton Fen (TL230842)Comma, Peacock, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakFrancis WoodroffeVery warm afternoon, but rather more cloud cover than I would have liked. Waited by the oaks near the bungalow for some time. Abundant peacocks, along with brimstones, commas, various browns and whites on thistle and hemp agrimony nearby. After a while, spotted some purple hairstreaks flying atop the adjacent smaller oak by the main pathway. Walked back to the larger oak and then watched at least two purple emperors darting around the upper branches for about ten minutes before they flew to other trees. No photos of either of the latter, sadly. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
23rdWest Wood, Thundersley (TQ804881)White AdmiralRoss Gardner1 White Admiral. First personal record for the site.
23rdWanstead Flats (TQ4087)Meadow BrownKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: only saw 2 Meadow Brown; Plus 2 unspecified White.
23rdWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Purple Hairstreak, Small CopperKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 22 Meadow Brown; 15 Gatekeeper; 4 Small Copper; 1 Purple Hairstreak; 15 Speckled Wood; 1 Green-veined White. Plus 24 unspecified Skipper and 8 unspecified White.
23rdWanstead Flats (TQ3986)Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small CopperKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 13 Meadow Brown; 1 Gatekeeper; 1 Small Copper; Plus 3 unspecified Skipper and 1 unspecified White.
23rdSheering Mill Lock to Tednambury Lock, River Stort (TL488144)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Holly BlueRosie & Bill Perkins.17,Red Admiral, 11,Comma, 1,Small Tortoiseshell, 20+,Meadow Brown, 20+,Gatekeeper, 2,Ringlet, 6,Small Skipper, 1,Holly Blue.
23rdRowney Wood (TL572338)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakRob Smithc.6 Purple Emperors, most at main intersection, including female egglaying high in Sallow and males clashing. Also singles along 2 of the rides at TL574340 & TL574335, whilst I paused briefly. Meadow Browns & Gatekeepers on approach path only. Ringlets dominate wood. Female Brimstone chased by 3 whites on approach path (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
23rdQuendon Wood (TL518300)Peacock, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Purple HairstreakRob SmithWalked on east side footpath of this private wood and was greeted by a patrolling male Silver-washed Fritillary. 2 Purple Hairstreak and low numbers of others in the morning sunshine
23rdOverhall Grove, Knapwell, Cambs (TL338632)Silver-washed FritillaryAndrew Maddocks & Jeffrey StenningOne along edge of wood
23rdNT Lingwood common (TL781059)Purple EmperorLaurence Drummond3 Purple emperors,2 males at the territory and a female lingering lower down.
23rdMay Farm, Littleport (TL598871)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex SkipperStephen Mumford
23rdLondon Jock Wood, Widdington (TL529304)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Brown ArgusRob Smith2 fresh Brown Argus and a Brimstone on the flower-rich grassland in front of the wood
23rdLangdon Hills (EWT Dunton Plotlands)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, White-letter HairstreakAndrew CoxRed admiral - At least eight; including two wandering about beneath a shady oak branch. Often flexing their wings. In company with a comma.
Comma- At least three
Peacock- At least two
White letter hairstreak- One
23rdHatfield ForestSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakPaul ChamberlainOnly 1 Purple Emperor at eight wantz,7 purple hairstreak, 5+ silver washed fritillary,1 brimstone, 1 Peacock, 3 red admiral, a number of ringlets, meadow browns, whites. and a couple of speckled wood and gatekeeper.
23rdGreat Braxted,Criers wood (TL856132)Purple EmperorLaurence DrummondUp to 2 males on territory in the canopy gap.
23rdFleam Dyke (TL552538)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Chalkhill BlueRoger Lemon316 Chalkhill Blues recorded on transect walk, the greatest concentration being SE of the A11 around grid reference given.
23rdDevils dyke towards stetchworth (TL636600)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, White-letter HairstreakIan Collins
23rdColne Point EWT (TM101124)Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperRobert SeagoLovely to see blues appearing quite well. ~30 SC ~20 CB ~10 Brown Argus.
Gatekeepers more numerous than MB. (~100) 10 Peacocks, 2 Red Admirals, 50 Sm Skipper Several samall whites.
23rdBroomhouse Flash, Langham (TM0334)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperMartin PeersComma 3, Peacock 2, Red Admiral 5, Large White 4,
Green-veined White 3, Ringlet 10, Meadow Brown 14, Gatekeeper 8. Otherwise, mainly singles.
23rdBrooks Reserve Stisted EWTSilver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Common BlueBarbara LeportSilver-washed Frittilary 3+
23rdBrampton WoodSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakRoger Orbell2 Purple Emperor at Junction of West and Cross Ride from bench
1 White Admiral Main Ride, only 1 Purple Hairstreak seen numbers seem very low this year.
Good numbers of Essex
23rdBrampton Wood (TL181702)Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperPeter SharpeShort walk along the main ride, warm and humid. Numerous Ringlet and Meadow Brown and Skippers, at least 6 Gatekeeper and similar numbers of Silver Washed Fritillary. Also Red Admiral and 4+ Peacock. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
23rdBarnston , Garnnets wood (TL634184)Purple EmperorLaurence DrummondUp to 2 males at the car park territory that I found in 2013,one very aggressively chasing everything that entered the gap,one Peacock chased almost down onto the road.
22nddevil's dyke. stetchworth sideSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, White-letter HairstreakTrevor Goodfellowfollowing a previous sighting of WLH at Devil's dyke, i hoped to photograph one for the first time. indeed i did, after a long while. one appeared to be alying eggs. i am a suffolk group member (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
22ndWeelyhall Wood (TM156212)Comma, White Admiral, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakA Adkins5 White Admirals seen in various woodland glades, widely dispersed within the wood. Nb honeysuckle seems adbundant.
22ndMay Farm, Littleport (TL598871)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Large white, Orange-Tip, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperStephen Mumford (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
22ndHatfield Forest (TL531200)Peacock, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperJanet Mayes2.30 pm hot; 2 Purple Emperer, 6 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Marbled White, 3 Small Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 20+ Ringlet, 20+ Meadow Brown, 10 Unspecific White (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
21stStour Wood RSPB reserveComma, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, GatekeeperBarbara Leport1 Silver-washed Frittilary and White Admiral
21stIsleham Washes (TL640765)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperMartin PeersSmall Tortoiseshell 8, Comma 2, Peacock 20,
Painted Lady 1, Red Admiral 5, Small White c25,
Large White 8, Green-veined White 6, Ringlet 5,
Meadow Brown 20, Gatekeeper 8, Small Skipper 1
21stBedford PerlieusComma, Peacock, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakS BamfordAround 60 Silver Washed Fritillary and 3 White Admirals.
21stBarnack Hills and Holes NRSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Small Copper, Chalkhill BlueMatthew WebbAll the expected species plus several probable Dark Green Fritillaries dashed through without stopping for a closer look. A Marbled White was caught and carried off by a Brown Hawker. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
21stAlong the River Wid, Doddinghurst.Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperRosie & Bill Perkins.4,Red Admiral, 2,Peacock, 1,Marbled White, 3,Speckled Wood, 20+,Meadow Brown, 25+,Gatekeeper,
12,Ringlet, 1,Large Skipper, 9,Small Skipper, 2,Essex Skipper, 7,Large White, 20+,Small White, 10,Green-veined White.
21stAll Souls church Yard (TL435597)Comma, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Chalkhill BlueJanet Mayes11am hot; 7 Speckled wood, 9 Gatekeeper, 3 Large White, 5 G-V White, 6 Unspecific white, 6 Ringlet, 8 Meadow Brown, 2 Comma, 1 Chalkhill Blue (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
20thgamblingay woodPurple EmperorMaureen Reeves1 insect alighted on the entrance gate! Sunny warm weather. Insect in perfect condition and v beautiful, wings closed.
20thSouthey WoodSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Brown ArgusMatthew WebbPurple Emperor seen briefly crossing the main track at tree canopy level. White Admiral also noted plus 27 Silver-washed Fritillaries, 3 Red Admirals, 3 Peacocks and a Brown Argus. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
20thNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Large whiteKevin WilsonI spent a few minutes on several occasions during the afternoon observing some large Buddleia bushes at the farm. My best count of butterflies nectaring on them was around 3.45.pm.-3 Red Admirals. 2 Small Tortoiseshells. 2 Peacocks. 1 Comma and 1 Large White. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
20thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple HairstreakRobert SeagoUp to 2 of each of Brimstone, several new Peacock. I returned in the evening to see healthy numbers of Purple Hairstreak. Clouded Border, Shaded Broad Bar, 6 Sp Burnet and Silver Y
20thFingringhoe Wick EWTComma, Small white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperLiz Huxley1 clouded yellow
20thCherry Hinton East Pit (TL482558)Brimstone, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperJulia NapierOne Six Spot Burnet. I first saw these in the East Pit in 2003 on 21st July. Today I saw 17 insects. In 2003 there were over 100: 23 Common Blue, with 60 plus on August 16th; 25 Gatekeepers; 33 Meadow Browns, but no Ringlets. Would you like the whole record?
The absence of Common blues is remarkable.
19thWormingford (TL9332)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperMartin PeersSmall Tortoiseshell 4, Comma 3, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 3, Small White 14, Large White 8,
Green-veined White 6, Ringlet c40, Meadow Brown c90, Gatekeeper 15, Large Skipper 1, Small Skipper 10, Essex Skipper 2
19thWaresely Woods (TL260549)Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperPeter SharpeShort late morning walk at Waresely Woods, most butterflies seen on Browns Piece. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
19thStart Hill, Great Hallingbury (TL521215)Comma, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter HairstreakRob Smith7pm - still hot. Female White-letter Hairstreak feeding on honeydew on low vegetation & nectaring on thistle. Meadow Brown 4, Comma 2, Large Skipper 2, singles others (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
19thRoman Road Cambridge End (TL494545)Comma, Brimstone, Small white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, White-letter HairstreakJulia NapierThree Marbled Whites. Good colony on Golf Course. The White letter Hairstreak was on the wooded path fighting to escape a wasp. It lost, but I have it for inspection. Elm trees present
19thPebmarsh (TL849329)Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow BrownRichard BiggSmall White(4+),Meadow Brown(5),Large White(1),Ringlet(5),Green Veined White(3).
The G V Whites and a number of S Whites were clustered on a heap of wood ash from a previous bonfire.
19thMilton Country Park (TL481624)Comma, Red Admiral, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperJanet Mayes1pm about 30 degrees; 4 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 4 Meadow Brown, 5 Small Skipper, 7 Ringlet, 3 Gatekeeper, 7 Unspecific white
19thHiston wood (TL431634)Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small SkipperJanet Mayes10pm Very hot; 1 Large Skipper, 2 Small Skipper, 7 Meadow Brown, 4 Gatekeeper, 16 Ringlet, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
19thHeath Lane Six Mile Bottom (TL584583)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Dark Green Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex SkipperKevin WilsonWhilst cycling along Heath Lane Six Mile Bottom I saw 1 Dark Green Fritillary. It settled once but not long enough for me to obtain a photo. Other butterflies seen-Ringlets. Small Whites. Essex Skippers. Meadow Browns. Gate Keepers. Green-veined Whites. Large Skippers. Large Whites. 4 Small Heaths. 2 Commas. 2 Small Tortoiseshells. 1 male Brimstone and 1 Red Admiral. Just west of the A11 along Heath Lane 1 Marbled White seen. TL568589. 5.30.PM-6.15.PM. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
19thGirton Wood (TL428631)Comma, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperJanet Mayes10:20 very hot; 25 Ringlet, 27 Small Skipper, 3 Meadow Brown, 1 Comma, 3 Gatekeeper, 9 Unspecific White (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
19thCountess Cross (TL874313)Comma, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow BrownRichard BiggSmall White(3)),Ringlet(1),Meadow Brown(3),Comma(1).
19thColne Engraine (TL848318)Red Admiral, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Purple HairstreakRichard BiggSmall White(7),Meadow Brown(7+),Purple Hairstreak(1),Red Admiral(1),Ringlet(2).
19thColne Engaine (TL853308)Small white, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperRichard BiggMeadow Brown(8+),Small White(2),Large White(1),Ringlet((1),Gatekeeper(4).
18thRoman Road South of Copley Hill (TL525521)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Chalkhill BlueRoger Lemon
18thMatching - 1mile walk around the village.Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperBryan Russell3 marbled white, curiously, since I am not aware of a colony nearby. However there is a large colony in Much Hadham, so it seems they are marching East.
18thLangdon Hills (EWT Marks Hill & Willow Park)Comma, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Holly BlueAndrew CoxWhite admiral- At least one in Marks Hill
Silver washed fritillary- One female in Marks Hill
Marbled white- @80+, mostly in Willow Park; a few in Marks Hill.
18thFriday Woods, Colchester, Essex. (TL9821)Comma, White Admiral, Small white, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow BrownDavid Allen35 Meadow browns, 3 small whites, 2 ringlets, 1 white admiral, 1 comma, 1 large white. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
18thCornhill MeadowsComma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperKevin TaylorA visit to Cornhill Meadows very hot and sun out all day plenty of Meadow Browns,Ringlets,Commas,Gatekeepers,Small Whites,Large Whites,handful of Red Admirals and one Large Skipper,Speckled Wood.
18thChelmsford: River Can (TL713063)Small white, Essex SkipperRob Smithsingle Essex Skipper and Small White whilst evening fishing
18thCastor HanglandsSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Black Hairstreak, Holly BlueMatthew Webb, Don Gardener, Andrew Gardener3 Purple Emperors seen today also one very late Black Hairstreak. 4 White Admirals. 2 Marbled Whites.
17thWoodwalton Fen (TL230842)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakDuncan McNiven2 Purple Emperors in the canopy of the usual oaks at the bungalow. A third Purple Emperor in the canopy of the large oak and adjacent alder outside the entrance to Rothchild's Mere hide about 700m to the south (TL230842). 4 Silver-washed Fritillaries west of the hide.
17thRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Small Tortoiseshell, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Common BlueRob Smith2 tatty female Common Blues, 2 fresh Peacocks, 76 whites - could only identify 5 Green-veined, Small Skipper 6, Essex Skipper 10, Meadow Brown 46, Small Heath 15 (no drop-off yet from first brood), Gatekeeper 30 (first female). moths 6-spot Burnet & 3 Sitochroa palealis
17thParkestone: scrub area & churchyard (TM2332)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakRob Smith2+ Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Comma and skippers. singles others. also an Oak Eggar moth
17thOver village - community centre (TL375705)Comma, Red Admiral, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakRichard Thomas1 White-letter Hairstreak: feeding on bramble flowers. 2+ Purple Hairstreaks on oak tees near sewage farm (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
17thMundon Furze (TL869023)Comma, Red Admiral, Large white, Meadow Brown, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueRob SmithPurple Hairstreak 4, Red Admiral 3 high in canopy, Comma 2, Meadow Brown 2, Large White 1, Holly Blue 1
17thLittle Bentleyhall Wood, Raven's Green (TM111241)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Small white, Large white, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperRob Smithfollowing up on a single in 2011, saw 3+ White Admirals within the woods (record photo). Also in and around wood, Peacock 5, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Comma 3, Red Admiral 1, Meadow Brown 3, Gatekeeper 2, Large White 1, Small White 1+ (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
17thHatfield forest (TL531200)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakJanet Edmunds & Dave JonesMeadow Browns & riglets 100+, mixed whites 50+, small tortoise shell 3, large skippers 4, speckled wood 6, gatekeepers 5, greenveined white 3, silver wash fritillary 7, red admirals 4, brimstone 2, purple hairstreaks 7 & 1 comma
17thHarwich: wasteground (TM250317)Peacock, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperRob SmithSmall Skipper 3, Essex Skipper 1, Meadow Brown 4, singles others. moths: Latticed Heath 3, 6-spot Burnet 1
17thGreat Oakley: arable margins (TM190264)Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Essex SkipperRob Smithsingles
17thGamlingay woods (TL241536)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakJanet MayesBC Walk at 1:30 for 2.5 hours - very hot sunny; 1 Small Heath, 1 Purple Emperor, 6 Purple Hairstreak, 26 Silver-washed Fritillary, 8 G-V White, 4 Small White, 24 Large White, 30 Marbled White, 4 Comma, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Speckled Wood, 12 Meadow Brown, 11 Ringlet, 6 Gatekeeper, 8 Small skipper, 3 Large Skipper, 3 Essex Skipper, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Five spot Burnet (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
17thGamlingay Wood (TL240537)Comma, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakPatricia CleggSingle Purple Hairstreak near Ring Ditch; four individual Silver Washed seen (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
17thFar Thorpe Green (TM162227)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakRob SmithMeadow Brown 15, Gatekeeper 4, Ringlet 2, singles others. Barred Straw moth
17thDevils Dyke (TL636600)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly BlueKevin WilsonI walked along the dyke about 300 yards from the B1061 towards Stetchworth Park during which I counted 12 White-Letter Hairstreaks, 5 of which were seen spiralling together in 1 Elm tree. Also seen-Ringlets. Small Whites. Commas. Meadow Browns. Large Whites. Green-veined whites. Large Skippers. 2 Gatekeepers. 1 Red Admiral. 1 male Brimstone. 1 Holly Blue and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
17thAlphamstone (TL876353)White-letter HairstreakJonathan Piers Tylersingle White-letter Hairstreak on Wiegela foliage
17thAilsworth Heath (TF115020)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperDavid WithringtonNW corner of Castor Hanglands and path through farmland. Long sunny periods, cool W wind: Small Tortoiseshell(6), Comma(3), Peacock(1), Red Admiral(1), Silver-washed Fritillary(3-flying through),Small White(8), Large White(6), Green-veined White(12), Speckled Wood(15), Ringlet(150), Meadow Brown(48), Gatekeeper(22),Large Skipper(15), Small Skipper(20), Essex Skipper(3).
16thTilty: Mill Race footpath (TL587268)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperRob Smitha surprise Marbled White. 1s and 2s others
16thParndon wood Harlow (TL448064)Purple EmperorLaurence DrummondTwo males in spectacular aerial clash and chase high over the territory @12.50
16thLower Wood Western Colville (TL625527)Comma, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakKevin WilsonI was thrilled to see 3 or 4 Purple Emperors at Lower Wood Western Colville today. Other butterflies seen- Ringlets. Green-veined Whites. Meadow Browns. Commas. Speckled Woods. Small Whites. Large Whites. 2 Red Admirals. 2 Large Skippers. 1 Small Heath. I Gatekeeper and only 1 Purple Hairstreak. 10.am-2.35pm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
16thLinnets Wood WT (Ugley Green) (TL517272)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow BrownRob SmithRinglet 10, Meadow Brown & Comma 2, singles others
16thLangdon Hills, Willow ParkWhite Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Common BlueMark Braun3x White Admiral (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
16thLangdon Hills, Mark’s WoodRed Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow BrownMark Braun2x Silver-washed Fritillary
16thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly BlueRob SmithRed Admiral 2, Comma 7, Large White 3, Small White 1, Green-veined White 13, Gatekeeper 3, Ringlet 30, Meadow Brown 72, Small Skipper 9, Essex Skipper 2, Large Skipper 4, Holly Blue 1
16thHatfield forest (TL533196)Purple EmperorLaurence DrummondJust one male at the lodge cottage territory,flushed out by a wood pigeon.
16thGreat Holland Pits (TM202191)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakA AdkinsPossibly several more purple hairstreaks, but flying in the canopy of an oak tree, so positive id not possible.
16thGallows Wood, Lindsell (TL632272)Red Admiral, Purple HairstreakRob Smithnice to find this small Oak woodland in this area - 5 Purple Hairstreaks this evening, and a Red Admiral
16thBenfleet Downs, Essex (TQ785858)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter HairstreakRichard Howard11:10 to 15:05. Comma - 11; Meadow Brown - 50+; Holly Blue - 4; Large White - 10; Small White - 20+; Green-veined White - 2; Ringlet - 100+; Large Skipper - 4; Speckled Wood - 1; Small/Essex Skipper - 25+; Essex Skipper - 4; Small Skipper - 6; Marbled White - 7; White-letter Hairstreak - 1; Red Admiral - 3; Peacock - 3.
16thAubrey Buxton EWT (TL520262)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperRob SmithMeadow Brown 50, Ringlet 6, Gatekeeper 2, Large Skipper 1, Small Skipper 2, Essex Skipper 1, Comma 10, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, and a first summer Peacock. Lots of unidentified whites, probably Green-veined.
15thWimpole Estate (TL343510)Purple HairstreakJames FowlerFour flying around crown of large sunlit oak tree at 8pm. Tree opposite entrance to Estate.
15thWanstead Flats (TQ4087)Meadow Brown, Small CopperKathy HartnettIn this section of Wanstead Flats: 7 Meadow Brown; 1 Small Copper. + 3 unspecified Whites, and 39 unspecified Skippers.
15thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Comma, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Small CopperKathy HartnettIn this section of Wanstead Flats: 3 Comma; 5 Meadow Brown; 1 Small Copper; 1 Small Heath. + 54 unspecified Skippers; 3 unspecified Whites; and one Six-spot Burnet Moth.
15thWanstead Flats (TQ3986)Small Heath, Meadow BrownKathy HartnettIn this section of Wanstead Flats: 1 Meadow Brown; 1 Small Heath; + 9 unspecified Skippers.
15thMilton Country Park (TL481624)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperJanet MayesCloudy 1:30pm; 18 Comma, 18 Ringlet, 1 Large Skipper, 3 Tortoiseshell, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Meadow Brown, 1 other, 3 Green-Veined White, 29 Unspecific White - Never seen so many Comma's, I found myself in the middle of a 7 Comma territorial fight at one point (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
15thLangdon Hills, Northlands Wood (TQ691856)Silver-washed Fritillary, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakAndrew Woodhouse2 Silver-washed Fritillary (a male and female), 2 White-letter Hairstreak and 5 Purple Hairstreak.
15thGreen Man Underpass & Bush Wood North, Leytonstone (TQ3987)Meadow Brown, Small CopperKathy Hartnett6 Meadow Brown; 2 Small Copper. + 17 unspecified Skippers and 4 unspecified Whites.
15thDitton Park Wood (TL664571)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakKevin WilsonA visit to Ditton Park Wood produced sightings of 9 male Purple Emperors. my highest count to date. 4 seen in the air on one occasion. One male vigorously pursued a bee! They kept quite high so I was unable to obtain a good photo. Also seen-Commas. Ringlets. Meadow Browns. Purple Hairstreaks. Large Whites. Small Whites. Large Skippers. Speckled Woods. Green-veined Whites. Small Skippers. Essex Skippers. 1 Red Admiral. 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Gatekeeper. 10.am-2.pm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
15thDevils Dyke July racecourseSmall white, Clouded Yellow, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Chalkhill BluePaul ChamberlainChalkhill Blue 61+, Marbled White 7, Clouded Yellow 1, Brown Argus 1, Ringlet 1, Many meadow brown and small whites. Breezy at times but a sunny morning.
15thDevils Dyke July racecourseSmall white, Clouded Yellow, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Chalkhill BluePaul ChamberlainChalkhill Blue 61 , Marbled White 7, Clouded Yellow 1, Brown Argus 1, Ringlet 1, many small white and meadow brown. Sunny
morning with a slight breeze. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
15thDevils Dyke July racecourseSmall white, Clouded Yellow, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Chalkhill BluePaul Chamberlain61 Chalkhill Blue only 1 female,1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Ringlet, 7 Marbled White, many Small White and Meadow Brown. A sunny morning with a slight breeze.
15thBarnack Hills and Hollows (TF075042)Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Chalkhill BluePeter SharpeNumerous Marbled White and Meadow Brow, Ringlets, Gatekeeper and single Chalkhill Blue. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
14thWeeleyhall Wood EWT (TM159210)Comma, White Admiral, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakRob SeagoI went to trouble to confirm White Letter but as in previous years I could not get close enough to be sure. Purple on the other hand were numerous. There had to have been thousands in wood as a whole.
14thManor Way, Bowers Gifford Marsh RSPB (TQ750869)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex SkipperRichard Howard; Paul GriggsEssex Skipper - 6; Large Skipper - 1; Green-veined White - 4; Red Admiral - 2; Small Tortoiseshell - 1; Peacock - 4; Comma - 2; Marbled white - c15; Gatekeeper - c20; Meadow Brown - c40.
14thHigh wood Great dunmow (TL603224)Purple EmperorLaurence Drummond2 males chasing and clashing over the canopy viewed from the footpath.
14thHayley Wood (TL291531)Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperAlan Coulson6+ SWF, mostly on recently cleared area near the north end of the main ride. 1 Marbled White.
14thHatfield forest (TL531200)Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Purple HairstreakLaurence DrummondL2 Emperors in the southern area,including one that spent 10 mins on my shoe!, 3 Silver-washed fritillary and 10+ Purple hairstreak.
14thFleam Dyke (TL544546)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Chalkhill BlueRosemarie NeuselRosemarie recorded 108 butterflies in total, with 90 ringlets. She saw a speckled wood as she came back from her count. There is a colony in the wooded path near the A11
14thDevils Dyke (TL625608)Small Tortoiseshell, Dark Green Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Chalkhill BlueKevin WilsonI walked along the top of the dyke between the A1304-B1061. Butterflies seen-6Marbled Whites. only 2 male Chalkhill Blues. 1 Dark Green Fritillary. 1 Large Skipper. Ringlets. Meadow Browns. Essex Skippers. Small Tortoiseshells. Gate Keepers. Large Whites. Small Whites. Green-veined Whites and Small Skippers. 2.45pm-3.35pm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
14thCollege Wood (Writtle Forest) (TL626015)Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Purple HairstreakRob SmithPurple Hairstreak 8, Ringlet 2, Meadow Brown 2. A nice run of sallow along the bridleway near the high point of the forest
14thColdhams Common (TL473584)Marbled WhiteKeith Edkins (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
14thCastor HanglandsSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Black HairstreakMatthew WebbA great late morning/early afternoon visit. 2 possibly 3 Purple Emperors seen in oaks at the NE section of the wood next to a tower hide. Also, many Silver-washed Fritillaries, 3+ White Admirals, 2+ Black Hairstreaks and many Purple Hairstreaks. The Black Hairstreaks were seen right at the eastern entrance to the wood which was my first sighting at this location. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
14thCastor Hanglands NNR (TF120017)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperDavid WithringtonSmall Tortoiseshell(9), Comma(5), White Admiral(1), Silver-washed Fritillary(30), Small White(25), Large White(5), Green-veined White (3)Speckled Wood(11), Ringlet(372), Meadow Brown(48), Large Skipper(12), Small Skipper(3).
14thCRT Land Barton, Cambs (TL408545)Small white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small SkipperTony RobertsSmall Skipper 1, Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, Meadow Brown 20, Ringlet 15
14thCRT Land Barton, Cambs (TL407548)Small white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow BrownTony RobertsSmall White 8, Green-veined White 2,
Meadow Brown 40, Ringlet 40
14thCRT Land Barton, Cambs (TL403544)Small white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperTony RobertsSmall White 18, Marbled White 2, Meadow Brown 40,
Ringlet 40, Essex Skipper 1
14thCRT Land Barton, Cambs (TL398545)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow BrownTony RobertsSmall Tortoiseshell 6, Small White 11, Ringlet 6,
Meadow Brown 6
14thBrookes EWT reserve (TL8126)Comma, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakMartin PeersComma 2, Red Admiral 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 2m., 1f., Large White 10, Green-veined White 6,
Speckled Wood 6, Ringlet c60, Meadow Brown c50,
Gatekeeper 15, Large Skipper 7, Small Skipper 14,
Essex Skipper 2, Purple Hairstreak 1
14thBrampton Wood (TL1870)White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Ringlet, Meadow BrownTim FryerSingle White Admiral near the shed. At least six very active Silver-washed on Main and Cross Rides. Loads of Ringlets. still plenty of mud but now showing signs of drying out!
14thBedford Purlieus (TL038992)Comma, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, White-letter HairstreakUte MokrosSpent a sunny morning on the east-west ride and saw 100+ ringlets, 20+ meadow brown, 1 green-veined white and 3+ large white, several fresh commas, 20+ silver-washed fritillaries (male & female), 1 fresh gatekeeper and about 7 white-letter hairstreak (male and female) as well as 2 or 4 marbled white. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
13thWestfield Farm,Comberton, Cambs (TL380550)Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Common BlueTony RobertsSmall White c20, Large White 1,Brimstone 1,
Common Blue 1, Small Heath 2, Marbled White 1,
Small Tortoiseshell 1, Large Skipper 2,
Small Skipper c20, Essex Skipper 20+, Ringlet 100+
Meadow Brown 100+
13thNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperKevin WilsonI observed an area of uncultivated land beside a warehouse between 2.25pm-3.10pm. Butterflies seen-4/5 Ringlets. 3 large Whites. 2 Small Whites. 2 Green-veined Whites. [seen at rest] plus flight views of 3 unidentified whites.2 Meadow Browns. 2 Commas. 1 Small Tortoiseshell. 1 Gate Keeper and 1 Red Admiral. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
13thNT Lingwood common (TL781095)Purple Emperor, Purple HairstreakLaurence DrummondSpent 40 mins at the assembly area with no sign of an emperor,on the way back to the car at 15.20 I stopped for a sit on the bench and saw a Purple emperor coming up the hill obviously making his way up to the territory,however he stopped and disappeared into a small oak just as it started to rain,it remained cloudy and cool while I was there ,no doubt he will make it up there if the sun comes out.
13thHatfield forest (TL531200)Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Purple HairstreakLaurence Drummond2 male emperors around the southern sallow,s again,1 Silver washed fritillary,2 Purple hairstreaks
13thDogsthorpe Star Pit (TF212027)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Small white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex SkipperDavid WithringtonSmall Tortoiseshell(3), Comma(3), Small White(20), Small Heath(1), Ringlet(25), Meadow Brown(48), Gatekeeper(10), Large Skipper(1), Essex Skipper(12)
13thCastor Hanglands (TF118017)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperPeter SharpeMeadow Brown and Ringlet in abundance, x2 Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell, Large Skipper, Small and Large Whites. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
12thRSPB Stour WoodComma, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small SkipperPatricia CleggSingle Silver-washed Fritillary and four White Admiral. Large numbers of Ringlet and Meadow Brown
12thNIAB Trials Ground (Private Site) (TL400750)Marbled WhiteBob Jarman
12thMartins Farm Country Park St Osyth (TM118174)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter HairstreakRob SeagoI did my usual transect, but I have included this report because Ringlets (off transect) are probably new record, and the White Letters were also off transect.
12thHatfield forest (TL531200)Purple EmperorLaurence DrummondAt least two males in the southern area ,sallow searching 11.30-12.00,my first here this year.
12thAshen (Ridgewell airfield NE) (TL7542)Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small SkipperMartin PeersRed Admiral 1, Small White 12, Large White 3,
Green-veined White 2, Ringlet 26, Meadow Brown 25,
Gatekeeper 2, Large Skipper 4, Small Skipper 2
11thRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown ArgusRob Smitha late first brood Brown Argus and first 2 Gatekeepers on transect
11thMundon Furze (TL869023)Green-veined white, Meadow BrownRob SmithThis small fragment of ancient woodland is full of trailing honeysuckle and violets, but only Meadow Brown and Green-veined Whites seen in a brief visit just before a shower
11thMayland sea wall (Nipsells) (TL918026)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex SkipperRob Smithstiff breeze, late afternoon. Gatekeeper 2, Small Heath 1, Large Skipper 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Small White 1, others at regular intervals
11thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Comma, Red Admiral, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly BlueRob Smithsome big Hutchinsoni Commas and 4 Red Admirals on transect this afternoon
11thHigh Roding (TL609181)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Meadow BrownRichard BiggTemperature 22 Deg. and full sun but with very strong wind. Ten mins. walk Small White(4), Small Tort.(3) Meadow Brown(2).
11thEpping Forest, close to Warren Hill (TQ411956)Purple EmperorAnn RobeySingle active Purple Emperor flying at head height along horse ride in full sun at lunchtime
11thDevils Dyke (TL636600)White-letter HairstreakKevin Wilson2 possibly 3 White-letter Hairstreaks seen in Elms along the dyke between the B1062 and Stetchworth Park. Difficult viewing conditions due to quite a strong wind. 4.00pm-4.48pm. I only managed to obtain a poor record shot. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
11thBelfairs Great Wood, Essex (TQ819877)Comma, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Purple HairstreakRichard Howard; Paul Griggs; Mark Rowbottom16:40 to 19:00. Comma - 1; Meadow Brown 2; Ringlet 3; Purple Hairstreaks - 22+. Totally overcast with rainshowers, hence low number of butterflies - BUT 22+ Purple Hairstreaks in 3 distinct zones, including group of 7 flying around an oak during a rainstorm!
11thBacon End (TL603196)Small white, Speckled Wood, Meadow BrownRichard BiggTemperature 24 Deg. Speckled Wood(6), Meadow Brown(6), Small White(1).
10thHiston wood (TL431634)Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow BrownJanet Mayes2:30 Cloudy and drizzle. Quick walk through; 10 Ringlet, 4 Meadow Brown, 1 Speckled wood, 2 Unspecific white, 1 Other
10thGirton Wood (TL429630)Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperJanet MayesOvercast drizzle, rain, small bit of sunshine about 2:45; 50+ Ringlet, 14 Meadow Brown, 5 Small Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Unspecific white
10thGamlingay wood (TL2453)Small Tortoiseshell, Silver-washed Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakPaddy Grove
10thDevils Dyke (TL616617)Small Tortoiseshell, Dark Green Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common Blue, Chalkhill BlueKevin WilsonButterflies seen during a walk along Devils Dyke for about 1 mile from the July race course car park, not all counted- 9 Chalkhill Blue males and 1 female. 3 Small Whites. 2 Small Tortoiseshells.1 male Brimstone. 1 Dark Green Fritillary. Common Blues. Marbled Whites. Small Heaths. Large Skippers. Meadow Browns and Ringlets. 4.30pm-5.40pm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
10thDevils Dyke (TL616617)Small Tortoiseshell, Dark Green Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common Blue, Chalkhill BlueKevin WilsonButterflies seen during a walk along Devils Dyke for about 1 mile from the July race course car park not all counted- 9 Chalkhill Blue males and 1 female. 3 Small Whites. 2 Small Tortoiseshells.1 male Brimstone. 1 Dark Green Fritillary. Common Blues. Marbled Whites. Small Heaths. Large Skippers. Meadow Browns and Ringlets. 4.30pm-5.40pm.
10thCastor HanglandsSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, White Admiral, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Black HairstreakMatthew Webb6 or 7 Black Hairstreaks seen today plus 2 White Admirals. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
10thBlackley Lane gravel pits, Great Leighs (TL7319)Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperGeorge BrownOvercast with a little light rain but quite warm. SW wind. 11am-noon. Several Ringlets and Meadow browns, single Gatekeeper and Large skipper, + 2 or 3 Small or Essex skippers and unidentified whites. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
9thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Small Heath, Meadow BrownKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 2 Small Tortoiseshells; 1 Comma; 1 Small Heath; 1 Meadow Brown. Plus 27 unspecified Skippers and 2 unspecified Whites.
9thWanstead Flats (TQ3986)Meadow BrownKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 3 Meadow Browns. Plus 11 unspecified Skippers and 2 unspecified Whites.
9thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueRob SeagoFirst Gatekeepers (3), Purple Hairstreak {3} and White Admirals (6) Ringlets numerous. Possibly SmWhite and Es Skipper. Also Cinabar and 6 sp Burnet
9thExchange Lands, Wanstead (TQ4287)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Common BlueKathy HartnettIn the Exchange Lands (aka the Old Sewage Works), alongside Wanstead Park: 12 Meadow Browns; 1 Small Tortoiseshell; 5 Commas; 1 Small Heath; 1 Common Blue. Plus 14 unspecified Skippers and 16 unspecified Whites.
9thCambourne Country Park (TL325590)Marbled WhiteJ HanlonMoved just last summer but the first I've seen here.
9thBehind Ted Marriage field, Wyatts Green. (TQ601993)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperRosie & Bill Perkins.30+,Small White, 25+,Green-veined White, 5,Large White, 1,Red Admiral, 1,Comma, 3,Speckled Wood, 18,Meadow Brown, 10,Ringlet, 1,Large Skipper, 2,Small Skipper.
8thWoodwalton Fen NNR (TL230849)Small Tortoiseshell, Purple Emperor, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakPhil Bromley, Ron Harold, Kevin LoaderBreezy,cloudy mid-day but brightening with sunny almost humid conditions early afternoon. Purple Emperor 4 Purple Hairstreak 5 White-letter Hairstreak 4 Speckled wood 2 Large Skipper 8 Small Skipper 5 Ringlet 85 Meadow Brown 40 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Green-veined White 8 Small White 1
8thLangdon hills, Marks hillSmall Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, White-letter HairstreakKarl PriceTwo Silver Washed Fritillary and two White Admiral. One White Letter Hairstreak which is a species I haven't encountered here
8thHatfield ForestComma, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakPeter ClarkeBob Clift and I were shown the PE hotspots in the forest by David Clarke and although we didn't see any PEs, 3 Purple Hairstreaks were seen at these spots. Many Meadow Browns, Ringlets and several Large Skippers. Were also looking for Silver-washed but sadly none seen
8thFleam Dyke (TL544546)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Holly BlueMarion JacksonThe Fleam Dyke is a good place to see butterflies. We regularly get one or two Marbled Whites. Please send some females!
8thBelton Hills East (TQ830859)Gatekeeper, White-letter HairstreakAndrew Woodhouse3 White-letter hairstreak in elms above Leigh Station short stay car park and 1 Gatekeeper
8thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueColin Jupp & Tom FraddMy first Marbled White in the park, seen with Tom who works for the London Borough of Havering. We were looking at butterfly habitat in the park admiring the abundant ringlets and M.browns when we came across it nectaring on knapweed in grassland south of the Visitor Centre TQ520921. A nice bonus and my all time park total now is 29 species. Also: 100+ Ringlet, 150+ Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath, 1 Gatekeeper, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Red Admiral, 9 Comma, 2+ Small White, 5+ Green-veined White, 2 Large White, 12 Large Skipper, 20+ Small Skipper, 3+ Essex Skipper, 2 Holly Blue, 2 Purple Hairstreak and 3 White-letter Hairstreak (Damselfly Pond elms TQ521918).
7thWoodwalton Fen (TL230849)Purple EmperorPhil Bromley3 male purple emperors circling around the Rothschild's bungalow this morning. Although it wasn't sunny enough for them to settle.
7thStour Wood RSPBRed Admiral, White Admiral, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow BrownLiz Huxley7 white admiral; 30+ ringlet; 3+ meadow brown; 2 red admiral; 1+ green veined white; 2 speckled wood
7thLangdon Hills (EWT Willow Park)Comma, White Admiral, Small white, Large white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small SkipperAndrew CoxWhite admiral-1
Marbled white- At least 34
7thLangdon Hills (EWT Marks Hill)Comma, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Holly BlueAndrew CoxSilver washed fritillary- 1 male, possibly two.
White admiral- 2-3. One male perched on the edge of a small glade would launch himself at all intruders: a red admiral; another white admiral; a fluffy seed.
7thHiston wood (TL431634)Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperJanet Mayes2pm Overcast and hot; 4 Meadow Brown, 1 Speckled Wood, 3 Large Skippers, 1 Red Admiral, Ringlets at every step, 2 unspecific whites
7thGirton Wood (TL428631)Comma, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperJanet Mayes2:30pm Overcast and hot; 1 Speckled Wood; 3 Comma; 5 Small Skipper; 11 Large Skipper; Lots of Ringlets and Meadow Browns (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
7thEpping Forest - Bury Wood (TQ3996)Purple EmperorLiz Goodyear And Andrew MiddletonMale at an assembly area, only taken us 15 years to confirm the actual gap being used even though we have watched this said same gap most years! It isn't easy!
7thBowers Gfford Marsh RSPB, Essex (TQ7876)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperRichard Howard10:20 till 14:15. Large White - 4; Meadow Brown - 60+; Small White - 20+; Green-veined White - 1; Marbled White - 20+; Ringlet - 3; Large Skipper - 2; Small skipper - 20+; EssexSkipper 3; Small/Esse Skipper - 30 +; Pecock - 1; Red Admiral - 1; Small Tortoiseshell - 1; Gatekeeper - 2 (first of the year); Meadow Brown with two white eye-spots (different subsp. of Meadow Brown? 3rd photo). (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
7thAythorpe Roding Cricket Club to High Roding. (TL584150)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperRosie & Bill Perkins.100+,Meadow Brown, 15,Ringlet, 2,Red Admiral, 5,Small Tortoiseshell, 1,Gate Keeper, 3,Green-veined White, 7,Small White, 4,Speckled Wood, 2,Comma, 4,Large Skipper.
6thWoodwalton Marsh (TL211812)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperRon Haroldon site 10.30-11.10 fairly warm with hazy sun. Ringlet 18 Meadow Brown 41 Marbled White 21 Large White 1 Small Skipper 5 Large Skipper 2 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Green-veined White 1 Small Heath 1
6thWoodwalton FenPeacock, Small white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakDuncan McNiven2 white-letter hairstreaks, 4 purple hairstreaks
6thWild Grass field, Highwoods top of hill (TM0027)Small Tortoiseshell, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperJulia UsherSecond phase of 80 minute circuit of Highwoods, from small woodland clearings to the large open wild grass fields. MANY of the meadow browns! too many to count. A few ringlets and gatekeepers. Skippers. White = 1 near a wood "ride".
Less diversity than last year, later appearing. 1 Tortoiseshell. NO commas,
6thWanstead Park (TQ4187)Comma, Meadow Brown, Holly BlueKathy HartnettIn this section of Wanstead Park: 2 Comma; 2 Meadow Brown; 1 Holly Blue. Plus 1 unspecified White.
6thWanstead Park (TQ4087)CommaKathy HartnettIn this section of Wanstead Park (moved on there after visiting Wanstead Flats): 1 Comma. Plus 1 unspecified Skipper.
6thWanstead Flats (TQ4087)Meadow BrownKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 13 Meadow Brown. Plus 1 unspecified White.
6thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Comma, Small Heath, Meadow BrownKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 8 Meadow Brown; 1 Comma; 4 Small Heath. + 28 unspecified Skippers.
6thPhyllis Currie Reserve (TL7218)Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, White-letter HairstreakGeorge Brown2 White-letter hairstreaks flying up at times in top of elm beside road along west side of reserve, 9.50a.m. Weather sunny and warm.
6thMonks Wood NNR (TL201802)Small Tortoiseshell, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperRon HaroldOn site 11.20-12.30. Mix warm sunshine/cloudy periods. Small Tortoiseshell 1 Ringlet 198 Speckled Wood 25 Meadow brown 8 Green-veined white 8 Silver-washed Fritillary 7 Small White 1 large Skipper 11 Marbled White 1
6thMilton Country Park (TL482623)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Small white, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperJanet Mayes1p.m. Hot, cloudy with sunny spells; 9 Comma, 5 Tortoiseshell, 2 large skipper, 2 large white, 1 Small white, 9 unspecific white, too many meadow brown and Ringlet to count. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
6thLangdon Hills, Marks HillWhite Admiral, Silver-washed FritillaryKarl PriceTwo Silver Washed Fritillary and a single White Admiral
6thHyde Hall RHSSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueRoy Widgery17Large skipper 19 small/Essex skipper,9 small white, 11 large white, 2 green veined white, 2 common blue, 3 holly blue,1 peacock, 2 painted lady, 7 small tortoiseshell, 1 speckled wood, 3 gatekeeper, 388 meadow brown, 242 ringlet, 39 small heath. Day flying moths. 3 silver Y, 1 cinnabar, 2 shaded broad bar
6thHighwoods, off Chanterrelle (TM0027)Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperJulia Ushersmall wildfllower clearings in woods. Long grass, thistles, nettles, etc. Many field butterfies. 10 Meadow Brown.
4 Ringlet.
1 Lge skipper
1 Gatekeeper
6thHavering Country Park (TQ504926)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueColin Jupp3+ Essex Skipper, 30 Small Skipper (+ some unidentified E/S skippers), 20 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 4+ Green-veined White, 2+ Small White (also 4 unidentified whites), 3 Holly Blue, 10+ White-letter Hairstreak, 2 Purple Hairstreak, 11 Comma, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Speckled Wood, 100 Ringlet and 160+ Meadow Browns incl 2 mating pairs. The WLH were seen on elms in the forest area of the CP.
6thHarold Hill (TQ553921)Small TortoiseshellColin Jupp2 Small Tortoiseshells nectaring on Hebe flowers in a front garden.
6thGamlingay & Sugley Wood (TL244537)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperUte MokrosSpent a sunny morning in both woods and saw 10+ silver-washed fritillaries in both woods, 20+ marbled white in Sugley Wood, numerous meadow brown and 100+ ringlets, 3 tortoiseshell in both woods, 2 small heath in Sugley Wood, numerous large skippers and one small skipper, 2 or 3 speckled wood and 1 comma in Gamlingay Wood. Also saw a mating pair of six-spot burnet moths in Sugley Wood. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
6thDevil's Ditch & Dyke (Reach) (TL5765)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown ArgusMartin PeersSmall Tortoiseshell 38 (many newly emerged), Red Admiral 1,Small White 35, Large White 5, Green-veined White 4, Small Heath 2, Marbled White 56,
Ringlet c130, Meadow Brown c75, Gatekeeper 3 (all pristine), Large Skipper 4, Essex Skipper 4, Small Skipper 18, Brown Argus 1, 2 Six-spot Burnets
6thBush Wood, Leytonstone E11 (TQ4087)Speckled Wood, Meadow BrownKathy Hartnett1 Meadow Brown; 2 Speckled Wood. Plus 2 unspecified Skippers and 1 unspecified White.
6thBenfleet Downs, Essex (TQ785857)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly BlueRichard Howard09:20 till 11:15. Ringlet c50; Holly Blue 4; Small White 6; Comma 7 (all very fresh); Red Admiral 2; Marbled White 3; White-letter Hairstreak 16+; Meadow Brown c20; Speckled Wood 3; Large White 2; Essex Skipper 1; Large Skipper 2. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
6thBelfairs Great Park, Hadleigh, Essex (TQ816878)Comma, White Admiral, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Holly BlueRichard Howard11:30 till 13:25. Dodd's Grove & Belfairs NR. Ringlet c60; White Admiral 4; Meadow Brown c20; Speckled Wood 2; rest all singletons. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
6thAnglesey Abbey Wildflower Meadows (TL528619)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Essex SkipperJohn Dawson
5thWoodwalton Fen NNR (TL230849)Purple Emperor, White-letter HairstreakRon HaroldShort visit to the fen coincided with a break in the clouds and a little sunshine that produced one Purple Emperor around oaks and low over Rothschilds Bungalow. Also 4 White-letter Hairstreak nearby
5thWanstead Park (TQ4287)CommaKathy HartnettIn this section of Wanstead Park: 2 Commas.
5thWanstead Park (TQ4187)Comma, Purple HairstreakKathy HartnettIn this section of Wanstead Park: 1 Comma; 6 Purple Hairstreak. Other: 1 unspecified White.
5thWanstead Flats (TQ4186)Meadow BrownKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 1 Meadow Brown. Other: 1 unspecified Skipper.
5thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Small CopperKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 8 Small Heath; 1 Meadow Brown; 1 Speckled Wood; 1 Small Copper. Other butterflies: 17 unspecified Skippers + 2 unspecified Whites.
5thWanstead Flats (TQ3986)Small Heath, Meadow BrownKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 2 Small Heath; 3 Meadow Brown. Other butterflies: 8 unspecified Skippers + 1 unspecified White.
5thRomford Golf Course (TQ524902)Comma, Green-veined white, Purple HairstreakColin Juppc20 Purple Hairstreaks seen mainly on oaks, a few on elm, between 6.05-6.50pm. Also 1 Comma and a fresh Green-veined White.
5thMonks WoodComma, Peacock, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Black HairstreakDuncan McNivenOnly one black hairstreak briefly on bramble
5thLangdon Hills (Marks Hill EWT)Comma, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly BlueAndrew CoxWhite admiral- 2 at least; one settled & showed very well near to the pond.
Silver washed fritillary- 1-2
Red admiral- 2 at least: one appeared to be holding territory & would frequently tussle with & chase off the other. It also tussled with a white admiral & a SW fritillary became briefly involved in this too.
5thLangdon Hills ( EWT Willow Park)Comma, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueAndrew CoxWhite admiral- At least 3
Marbled white- At least 8
5thExchange Lands, Wanstead (TQ4287)Meadow BrownKathy HartnettIn the Exchange Lands (aka The Old Sewage Works), alongside Wanstead Park: 5 Meadow Brown. Other: 3 unspecified Skippers + 6 unspecified Whites.
5thEpping ForestSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Purple Emperor, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly BlueChristian MossWalking from Strawberry Hill pond to Connaught Water and back to Fairmead. 1 Purple Emperor seen high in a tree at Pear Tree Plain. 1 holly blue, 1 small Tortoiseshell, 5 comma, 12 Speckled Wood, 9 Large Skipper, 2 large white & lots of Ringlets & Meadow Browns.
5thD'Engaynes Fen (TL516596)Marbled WhiteBob JarmanAbout 15 seen, very active, photographed. Not seen them here before
5thBrampton Wood (TL1870)Silver-washed Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Black HairstreakTim FryerSingle Black Hairstreak at Site 2 (quick visit at 1430 so could have been more). Three Silver-washed Fritillary on Main Ride. Numerous Ringlets and a few of the others. Sunny intervals and fairly windy.
5thBluebell Land, Peterborough (TF192020)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperDavid WithringtonAfternoon walk around this public open space in Dogsthorpe. Meadow Brown(58), Ringlet(22), Large Skipper(7), Small Tortoiseshell(2), Comma(2), Small White(1).
4thWoodwalton Fen NNR (TL230849)Small Tortoiseshell, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakRon HaroldGreen-veined white 7 Meadow Brown 43 Ringlet 63
Purple Hairstreak 3 Large Skipper 35 Small Tortoiseshell 1 White-letter Hairstreak 7
4thOld Hall Marsh RSPB (TL959122)Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Common BlueRosie & Bill Perkins.42+,Small Heath, 110+,Meadow Brown, 2,Ringlet, 17,Large Skipper, 21,Small Skipper, 3,Essex Skipper, 1,Red Admiral, 5,Large White, 2,Small White, 3,Green-veined White, 3,Common Blue.
4thMonks Wood (TL202806)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperJanet Mayes11a.m. Hot; 2 tortoiseshell, 1 large white, 1 small white, 3 unspecified white, 8 Large Skipper, 1 other, Many Speckled wood, Ringlet and Meadow Brown. picture of copulating Ringlet (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
4thLittle Maplestead (TL825354)Ringlet, Meadow BrownRichard BiggRinglet(1),Meadow Brown(11+).
4thIngrebourne ValleySmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly BlueAndrew Cox
4thIngrebourne Valley (TQ536848)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly BlueDavid McGoughSmall Tortoiseshell 3, Red Admiral 2, Comma 3, Painted Lady 1, Small White 5, Large White 1, Ringlet 12, Meadow Brown 7, Small Skipper 10, Large Skipper 3, White-letter Hairstreak 8, Holly Blue 1
4thHarold Hill (A12) (TQ555917)White-letter Hairstreak, Holly BlueColin Jupp9.30-9.45 am, sunny. 3 White-letter Hairstreaks over the single elm tree by the bus stop/A12 (as per grid ref). Also 2 Holly Blues on ivy and bramble.
4thHalstead (TL833327)Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperRichard BiggRinglet(3),Meadow Brown(2),Large Skipper(1).
4thHalstead (TL825316)Small white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperRichard Bigg25 min. walk full sun and very light wind. Ringlet(5), Meadow Brown(7), Large Skipper(1), Small White(1).
4thEpping ForestPurple EmperorChristian MossSingle Purple Emperor getting minerals from dog poo. Seen at fairmead. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
4thEpping Forest (TQ4094)Purple EmperorLiz Goodyear And Laurence DrummondDespite cloud 1 Purple Emperor active in Epping Forest today
4thDagnam Park LNR, Harold Hill (TQ5593)Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, White-letter HairstreakColin Jupp4 White-letter Hairstreaks on ash and elm at the south end of Fir Wood. Also 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small White, 2 Large White, 3 Small Skipper, 4 Ringlet, 2 Small Heath and many Meadow Browns (which i didn't attempt to count during a fairly brief visit).
4thColne Point EWT (TM101124)Small Tortoiseshell, Large white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, Small CopperRob Seago3 new brood Small Coppers, and 3 early Gatekeepers today with some Cinnabars and Silver Y.
4thBelfairs Great Wood, Essex (TQ817877)Comma, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueRichard Howard; Paul Griggs10:25 - 13:40. Sunny, warm. 6 Large Skipper; 3+ Holly Blue; 4 White Admiral; c 30 Meadow Brown; c80 Ringlet. All others singles. Purple Hairstreak first of the year. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
3rdWhipps Cross Road, Leytonstone E11 (TQ3988)Painted Lady, Large Skipper, Other butterflyKathy Hartnett1 Painted Lady; 1 Large Skipper; Other butterflies: 13 unspecified Skippers + 1 unspecified White.
3rdWanstead Flats (TQ4087)Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Other butterflyKathy HartnettIn this section of Wanstead Flats: 1 Meadow Brown; 2 Ringlet; Other butterfly: 1 unspecified Skipper.
3rdWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Comma, Ringlet, Other butterflyKathy HartnettIn this section of Wanstead Flats: 1 Ringlet; 1 Comma; Other butterflies: 8 unspecified Skippers + 1 unspecified White.
3rdWanstead Flats (TQ3986)Meadow Brown, Other butterflyKathy HartnettIn this section of Wanstead Flats: 3 Meadow Brown; Other butterflies: 4 unspecified Skippers + 1 unspecified White.
3rdThames Gateway NR Essex WLT (TQ698806)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly Blue, Other butterflyDavid & Kathryn ChandlerAs we were leaving the park Kathryn pointed out to me a large butterfly sunning itself on the road near the warden's cottage. TQ688805. It was unmistakenly a Camberwell Beauty. We told the EWT's warden who said he would go and see if he could see it too.
3rdOpposite Fowlmere Road, Melbourn (TL395461)Marbled WhiteGuy MannersI submit most of my records via spreadsheet, but I'd never seen this species anywhere this location before. One (1) seen
3rdMilton Country Park (TL481624)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Other butterflyJanet MayesAbout 1pm Hot cloudy with sunny spells; 14 Ringlet, 10 Meadow Brown, 3 Comma, 4 Tortoiseshell, 1 Small White, 3 Unspecific White, 1 other (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
3rdHarold Hill (TQ548922)Purple HairstreakColin JuppBetween 7.15-7.30pm 8 Purple Hairstreaks over oaks in the small woodlands at Swindon Lane, Harold Hill.
3rdHadleigh Country Park (TQ785858)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly BlueIan Cotgrove17+ White-letter Hairstreak were seen, having seen none the previous weekend. Most were high up, but 2 were on thistles at eye level
3rdGreen Man Underpass, Leytonstone E11 (TQ3987)Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Other butterflyKathy Hartnett2 Holly Blue (mating); 1 Meadow Brown; 2 Small Skipper; Other butterflies: 4 unspecified Skippers + 1 unspecified White.
3rdGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Holly BlueBob SeagoRinglets and Small Skippers are fairly numerous. About 4 Small Tortoiseshells, Also 6 Spot Burnets, Silver Y etc.
3rdFriday WoodsWhite AdmiralViv ConnettAt least two in the usual place past the stone bridge
3rdBrampton Wood (TL179700)Small Tortoiseshell, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperEli Harji & Oskar Brattstrom (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
3rdBedford Purlieus (TL038992)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Black HairstreakPhil Bromley & Rosalyn Payne4+ black, 3 white-letter & 3 purple hairstreaks seen today with the help of Roger Orbell & Trevor Sawyer. Also 8+ male silver-washed fritillary.
2ndSouthey WoodComma, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperMatthew WebbNot much to report apart from a Comma and no sign of any s-w fritillaries. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
2ndLangdon Hills, Marks Hill. One Tree HillSilver-washed FritillaryKarl PriceOne Silver Washed Fritilary seen at both sites
2ndHockley Wood (TQ838917)Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperPaul Fisher
2ndHarold Hill (TQ548926)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Large white, Ringlet, Large SkipperColin JuppIn my garden: 1 Small Tortoiseshell nectaring on privet flowers, 1 hutchinsoni Comma, 2 Large Skipper, 1 Large White and 1 Ringlet. Also female Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly.
2ndHadleigh Great Wood (TQ817878)White Admiral, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly BlueIan Cotgrove
2ndEversden WoodSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperJames & Callum Fowler5 SWF all males. Single Tortoishell, Comma & Admiral. Others numerous. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
2ndBenfleet Downs, Essex (TQ785857)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly BlueRichard HowardWindy, overcast with sunny spells. 09:55 to 13:00 hrs. Large numbers of Ringlet & Meadow Brown. 5 Marbled White; 8+ W.L.Hairstreak (first of the year); 2 Red Admiral; 2 Small Tortoiseshells; 4 Comma; 2 Green-veined Whites; 2 Small White; 3 Large White; 6+ Large Skipper; 8+ Small Skipper; 5+ Essex Skipper; 9 Holly Blue. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
2ndBelfairs Great Wood (TQ816878)Comma, White Admiral, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly BlueRichard HowardBelfairs N.R. and Dodd's Grove, 13:30 to 15:40. Large numbers of Ringlet (100+) and Meadow Brown (100+). 10+ Large Skippers; 8+ Holly Blue; 4 Comma. All the rest singles. White Admiral & G.V.White in Dodd's Grove. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
1stNewport (TL523335)Small Tortoiseshell, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob SmithMeadow Brown 30, Ringlet 1, Small Heath 7, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Small Skipper 4, Common Blue 1, Brown Argus 1
1stLangdon Hills (Dunton Plotlands)Comma, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly BlueAndrew CoxRed admiral-6, including four tussling together.
Comma-1
Holly blue-3, including a male basking with his wings open.
Ringlet- at least 1
Speckled wood-2
Large skipper- at least 2
Meadow brown- many.
1stJermaines Wood/Tyler's Common (TQ571907)Red Admiral, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small SkipperRob Smith17C, heavy cloud. Meadow Brown 52, Ringlet 14, Red Admiral 1, Small Skipper 2, small/Essex 2. Mating 5-spot Burnet moths
1stBarnack Hills and Hollows (TF076043)Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Brown ArgusPeter SharpeCool and breezy but still plenty of Marbled White, Meadow Brown and Ringlet. Also singles of Large Skipper,Speckled Wood and Brown Argus. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )

June 2016
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
30thWrittle CollageSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperKevin TaylorMany Meadow Browns here,2/3 Comma,1x Small Tortoiseshell,Ringlet,Large Skipper
30thWicken Fen (TL560709)Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperJanet MayesCloudy with sunny spells, about 2pm, went around the 'Butterfly walk'; 2 Tortoiseshell, 3 unspecified White, 1 Speckled Wood. To many Ringlet, Large Skipper, and Meadow Browns to count (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
30thIngrebourne Valley (TQ536848)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Common BlueDavid McGoughWhite-letter Hairstreak 8, Common Blue 4, Small Skipper 8, Large Skipper 3, Meadow Brown 4, Ringlet 1, Large White 2, Small White 1, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Small Heath 37 (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
30thHyde Hall RHSSmall Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Common BlueRoy Widgery/Chris Hall12 large skipper, 3 small skipper, 1 Essex skipper, 2 small white, 2 large white, 9 common blue, 3 small tortoiseshell, 1 painted lady, 1 speckled wood, 215 meadow brown, 67 ringlet, 35 small heath. Day flying moths; 1 brimstone, 3 - 5 spot burnet, 1 burnet companion 2 yellow shell, 2 blood vein, 2 cinnabar
30thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Ringlet, Gatekeeper, Holly BlueColin JuppIn my garden this pm a fresh male Gatekeeper; also 1 Ringlet and 1 Holly Blue.
30thCRT Land Barton, Cambs (TL408545)Small white, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperTony RobertsSmall Skipper 7, Large Skipper 4, Small White 2, Meadow Brown 49
30thCRT Land Barton, Cambs (TL407548)Small white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small SkipperTony RobertsSmall Skipper 1, Small White 3, Meadow Brown 21,
Speckled Wood 1, Ringlet 2
30thCRT Land Barton, Cambs (TL403544)Small white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small SkipperTony RobertsSmall Skipper 4, Small White 4, Marbled White 2, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 51, Ringlet 5
30thCRT Land Barton, Cambs (TL398545)Meadow Brown, Small SkipperTony RobertsMeadow Brown 5
30thBrampton Wood (TL179700)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Black HairstreakPeter SharpeNumerous Ringlet and Meadow Brown, singles of Comma, Red Admiral, Black Hairstreak, Silver Washed Fritillary, Small Tortoiseshell. Large Skipper (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
30thBlue House Farm EWT Reserve, North Fambridge (TQ8697)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Common BlueGraham SmithReserve transect: 805 Meadow Brown, 50 Small Heath,36 Small/Essex Skipper (18 checked were all Smal1), 6 Large Skipper, 11 G.V. White, 8 Small White, 5 Common Blue,2 Small Tortiseshell, 1 Clouded Yellow.
30thBelfairs Woods (TQ8187)White Admiral, Small white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Holly BlueRichard Howard; Paul GriggsAfternoon ramble in Belfairs Woods for 3 1/2 hours. Large numbers of Ringlets (c70), Meadow Browns (c55) and Large Skippers (c20).First White Admirals of the year (3) and Marbled Whites (4). (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
29thIngrebourne Valley (TQ536848)Painted Lady, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small CopperDavid McGoughPainted Lady 1, Meadow Brown 12, Large Skipper 1, Small Copper 1 (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
28thWellcome Trust Wetlands (Hinxton) (TL497440)Clouded YellowJames BonfieldPhoto by myself of underside. Other observers reported upper-side had female markings. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
28thMilton Country Park (TL481624)Comma, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperJanet Mayes10:30 sunny; 2 comma,4 Large Skipper, 12 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Green-veined White, 1 unspecific white (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
28thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Red AdmiralColin Jupp1 Red Admiral in my garden nectaring on bramble flowers.
28thGalleywood CommonSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueKevin TaylorMany Meadow Browns,3x Large Skipper,1x Small Tortoiseshell,Holly Blue,Common Blue,Ringlet,Comma
28thBarnack Hills and Holes (TF074046)Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueDavid WithringtonPeterborough Bird Club outing - Marbled White (15), Ringlet(12), Meadow Brown(60+),Large Skipper(2), Common Blue(4).
27thhazeleigh wood (TL834041)White AdmiralMaureen Bissell1 white admiral, my first of the year
27thWood Walton Marsh (TL211812)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BluePaul FisherCloudy but warm with the odd glimpse of the sun.Butterflies seen as follows: Meadow Brown x20; Marbled White x8; Ringlet x2; Small Heath x3(One of which looked almost White when in flight as per Rosalyn's report) Common Blue x5; Brown Argus x1(Very worn) Large Skipper x1; Small Skipper x2(Could of been a Third One) Comma x1; Small Tortoiseshell x1.
27thMagog Down (TL4853)Small Tortoiseshell, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperAlan CoulsonSmall Tortoiseshell 3,Small Heath 3,Marbled White 5,Meadow Brown 30+, Large Skipper 1, other Skipper 1,White 1.
27thLodge Hills, Wormingford (TL9232)Small Tortoiseshell, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperMartin PeersSmall Tortoiseshell 1, Small Heath 6,
Meadow Brown 25, Large Skipper 6
27thLittle Horkesley (TL965335)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperMartin PeersSmall Tortoiseshell 1, Red Admiral 1, Ringlet 1,
Meadow Brown 10, Large Skipper 7
27thGidea Park Sports Ground (TQ532904)Purple HairstreakColin Jupp2 Purple Hairstreaks seen briefly over oaks near the Bowls Clubhouse at 7.15pm, during a 20 minute watch.
27thDevils Dyke (TL616617)Small Tortoiseshell, Dark Green Fritillary, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueKevin WilsonI walked along the bottom of the dyke from the July race course car park to the A14. 3.15pm-5.35pm.Butterflies seen but again not all counted. Ringlets. Small Heaths. Large Skippers. 1 female Brimstone. Marbled Whites. Common Blues. Meadow Browns. 1 Speckled Wood. 1 Dark Green Fritillary. 3 Brown Argus and 5 Small Tortoiseshells. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
27thCentral Park, Harold Hill (TQ546921)Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperColin Jupp108 Meadow Brown, 2 Speckled Wood, 30 Large Skipper, 1 Small Skipper and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. Many LS and MB were on bramble clumps in the tall grassland and along the woodland edge. Also 8 Silver Y moths.
27thBrampton Wood (TL180701)White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperPeter SharpeLarge numbers of Speckled Wood, good numbers of Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skippers, at least 4 Silver Washed Fritillary showing well along the main Ride, also one White Admiral. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
27thBenfleet DownsComma, Small white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Holly BlueRichard HowardRinglet (1) and Small Skippers (3) first for the year. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
27thBedford Purlieus (TL038992)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Black HairstreakPhil Bromley & Rosalyn Payne4 black hairstreak seen in the SW section of the wood. A single silver-washed fritillary was seen along the central W~E ride. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
26thWrittle, Lawford Lane (TL680072)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Common BluePatricia Clegg
26thRoman Road SSSI Cambridge (TL472564)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Holly BlueRosemarie Neusel'The sun shone through a big blue break in the clouds all the way from my home to Mount Farm. It continued to shine while I changed my shoes and up to a short distance on section 1. From then it was cloudy all the way to near the end of section 8 and only 7 butterflies were counted.
However, I decided on a quick return count and to chase the sun which finally averaged out at nearly 90% with dark thunderclouds gathering in the northeast. 23 butterflies seen. '
I visited our Copley Hill grassland restoration project on 1st July. The Rock-roses have been battered by the hail and very little is in flower yet. Julia Napier
26thRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Small white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob SmithClouded Yellow 1, fresh whites emerging - Small & Green-veined, Meadow Brown 15, Small Heath 17, Small Skipper 1, Brown Argus 2, Common Blue 9. Moths: Thistle Ermine, Yellow Shell, Silver-Y (6)
26thMaylands Golf Course (TQ559928)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp6 Ringlet, 20 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath, 1 Speckled Wood, 6 Large Skipper, 4 Small Skipper, 1 m Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 2 fresh hutchinsoni Comma and 1 Small Tortoiseshell (rather large individual). Also Silver Y.
26thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperRob SmithMeadow Brown 41, Ringlet 4, Small Heath 1, Speckled Wood 1, Large Skipper 8, Small Skipper 1. Moths: Burnet Companion 4, Shaded Broad-bar, Silver-Y & Barred Straw
26thHatfield Forest (TL534197)Large white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperPatricia Clegg (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
26thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly BlueColin JuppIn my garden: 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Large Skipper and 2 Holly Blue.
26thDevils Dyke (TL616617)Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueKevin WilsonTook a tea time walk along Devils Dyke for about 1 mile north west from the July race course. Butterflies seen but not all counted. Large Skippers. Marbled Whites. 2 Speckled Woods. Common Blues. Ringlets. Meadow Browns. Small Heaths and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
26thCastor HanglandsSmall Tortoiseshell, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Black Hairstreak, Common BlueMatthew WebbBlack Hairstreaks showing well again in a sunny amphitheatre of blackthorn. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
26thBrampton Wood (TL180701)Small white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Black HairstreakAngela SharpA great day spent in Brampton Wood, saw 2 Black Hairstreaks flying on site 2. On our way back up the ride many thanks to Chris who pointed out a Black Hairstreak feeding on a blackberry bush (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
26thAnglesey Abby (TL529621)Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow BrownJanet MayesMid-day cloudy with showers and sunny spells; 2 Speckled wood, 3 Ringlet, 5 Meadow Brown (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
26thAlthorne: Mansfield Farm FP (TQ916985)Comma, Painted Lady, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperRob Smitha fresh hutchinsoni Comma, Painted Lady 1, Ringlet 3, Meadow Brown 5, Large Skipper 2
25thWoodwalton Marsh (TL211812)Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueROSALYN PAYNE8 Marbled White, 1 Ringlet, 11 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 1 Large Skipper, 3 Common Blue, 2 Small Heath one of which was the largest I have seen before and very pale in flight
25thSugley Wood (TL244537)Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperJames Bonfield6 Marbled White and 3-4 Ringlet, plus numerous skippers (sorry I'm not sure if essex) and awash with Meadow Browns. Speckled Wood was seen just exiting Gamlingay Wood so technically not Sugley Wood. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
25thPaines Brook, Harold Wood (TQ550913)White-letter Hairstreak, Holly BlueColin JuppLate am: 2 White-letter Hairstreaks on the small elms along the A12 central reservation at Paines Brook (my first of the year) then another 2+ over taller elms further east along the A12, seen from the Harold Hill side. Also Holly Blue.
25thMonks Wood (TL201802)Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Black HairstreakDonal McCarthy & Ellie BurkeApprox. 10 Black Hairstreak in sunny conditions late afternoon.
25thLamarsh (TL8835)Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperMartin PeersMeadow Brown x4; others singles.
Also Silver-y and 2 Cinnabar moths
25thHockley Woods (TQ834914)Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Large Skipper, Holly BlueAngela SharpA lovely walk in Hockley Woods this morning
1 Large Skipper, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Ringlet and 1 Speckled Wood (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
25thFerrier's Farm, Bures (TL8934)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperMartin PeersMeadow Brown x4; others singles
25thChivers Lake (TL449620)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Ringlet, Meadow BrownJanet Mayes1 Red Admiral, 3 Tortoiseshell, 3 Ringlet, 9 Meadow Brown and 1 Cinnabar moth (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
25thCastor HanglandsSpeckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Black Hairstreak, Common BlueMatthew Webb20+ Black Hairstreaks seen today between 11.00am-12.30pm. Got some incredibly close views. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
25thBlack Notley (TL7620)Ringlet, Meadow BrownGeorge BrownOne of each in garden, 10.15a.m. Sunny periods.
24thRomford Golf Course (TQ524902)Comma, Large SkipperColin Jupp2 fresh hutchinsoni Commas and 1 Large Skipper, but no sign of any WLH on the elms.
24thRomford (A12) (TQ523908)Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin JuppGrassland areas between Keats Avenue and the A12. 3 male Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 7 Large Skipper and 4 Small Skipper (latter my first sightings for 2016). Moths: 8+ Silver Y & 1 Shaded Broad-bar.
24thRisebridge Golf Course, Romford (TQ523910)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp21 Meadow Brown, 9 Large Skipper, 1 Small Skipper, 1 m Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small White and 2 Small Tortoiseshell. Moths: 12+ Silver Y, 1 Cinnabar, 1 Shaded Broad-bar.
24thNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)Large SkipperKevin WilsonSpotted a Large Skipper sunning itself and managed to obtain a couple of photos. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
24thMonks Wood (TL201802)Speckled Wood, Black HairstreakUte MokrosFrom 10:30 to 2pm, sun and cloud, fairly windy - saw 12+ black hairstreaks on the usual ride, male and female with one egg-laying female. There were about 5 speckled wood as well. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
24thDevil's Dyke (TL606625)Small Tortoiseshell, Dark Green Fritillary, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueNick Owens (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
24thBrampton Wood (TL180701)Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Black HairstreakPeter Sharpe3+ Black Hairstreak at site 2, Meadow Brown, numerous Speckled Wood, Large Skipper and 4+ Ringlet. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
24thBedford Purlieus (TL038992)Silver-washed FritillaryPhillip Hicks1 silver washed frit, was in long grass went up into the trees
24th1 Victory Avenue, Whittlesey (TL278971)Marbled WhiteMax CatterwellSingle. Prominent cream. Windy sunny conditions. Neighbours garden.
This was a huge shock because the nearest I was aware of was Barnack Hills and Holes. Sorry about delay in reporting.
23rdNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)Red Admiral, Small HeathKevin WilsonOnly 2 butterflies seen today, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Small Heath. Cloudy humid conditions.
22ndBrampton WoodSpeckled Wood, Ringlet, Large Skipper, Black HairstreakRoger OrbellSeveral 5+ Black Hairstreak at site 2 mainly on layered Blackthorn at the entrance to the site even flying in rain at 16.30 (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
21stPeterborough (TF178015)BrimstoneDavid WithringtonSeen at 11.30 flying on roundabout on A47 in New England
21stMonks Wood (TL201802)Speckled Wood, Large Skipper, Black HairstreakPhil Bromley12+ male black hairstreak and 3 egg laying females seen between 10am and 2pm today. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
21stHyde Hall RHSSmall Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueRoy Widgery14 large skipper, 3 brimstone, 13 common blue, 7 small tortoiseshell, 3 painted lady, 1 speckled wood, 167 meadow brown, 71 small heath. The majority of the latter 2 species at the new southern plantation feeding on thistle flowers. Day flying moths. 1 cinnabar, 1 burnet companion 1 silver Y
21stHanningfield works and north dam meadows (TQ7397)Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueRoy Widgery4 large skipper, 10 common blue, 27 meadow brown. Day flying moths 14 burnet companion, 2 silver Y, 3 latticed heath, 1 silver clouded carpet, 3 yellow shell
21stCastor Hanglands NNR (TF117020)Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueDavid WithringtonBetween 10 and 11 a.m. in the sunshine: very few butterflies - Green-veined White(1), Speckled Wood(3+), Meadow Brown(8), Ringlet (1 freshly emerged by entrance to wood at north end of Ailsworth Heath), Common Blue(3 males), Large Skipper(4).
21stCanvey Wick RSPBSmall Tortoiseshell, Large white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueLouise Bacon, Vince Lea And The Field Trip Attendethe butterflies seen on our field trip today. a full report will appear in due course on our website
21stBrampton WoodSpeckled Wood, Black HairstreakUte MokrosWent mid morning, sun and cloud with little wind. Saw a minimum of 3 black hairstreaks in the tops of the blackthorns at site 2 but saw none elsewhere. Also came across 5+ speckled wood but no other butterflies.
21stBells Hill, Vange (TQ708868)Marbled White, Holly BlueRod ColeFirst Marbled Whites of the year here: 2, possibly 3. Also Large Skippers and Holly Blues.
21stBackwarden EWTSmall white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Holly BlueKevin Taylor2x Holly Blue,Small White,Meadow Brown,Ringlet.
Also seen of interest White Legged Damselfly
21stArdleigh (TM0528)Large white, Small Heath, Meadow BrownMartin PeersAll singles
20thMill Green Common (TL637013)Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly BlueRob SmithWarm evening: Large Skipper 7, Meadow Brown 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 and a tiny Holly Blue
20thHarlow Mill (TL4713)Small Tortoiseshell, Green-veined whiteGraham Smith2 ST and 1 GVW. The only butterflies in a six mile walk from Sawbridgeworth and back
20thHare Park 6 Mile Bottom. (TL583588)Large white, Meadow BrownKevin WilsonObserved an area of long grass beside our house when the sun put in an appearance between 3.30pm-4.00pm.I counted 5 Meadow Browns and 1 Large White. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
19thRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Small Tortoiseshell, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob Smithbest ever first brood Common Blue count - 14 (in 8 years), Brown Argus 1, Small Heath 9, Meadow Brown 3, Large Skipper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, including courting pair - observed for 30 mins before flying off into scrub, presumably to mate. The other individual was very darkly marked (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
19thPages Wood, UpminsterSmall Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly BlueAndrew CoxRed admiral-1
Small tortoiseshell-1
Holly blue-1
Meadow brown-12+
Small heath-8+
Large skipper-5
19thLark Rise Farm, Barton (TL4154)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BluePaddy GroveQuite a good species count but nothing in great numbers. Quite a few Meadow Browns, but 1-5 of most other species
19thLangdon Hills (Dunton Plotlands)Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueAndrew CoxSmall tortoiseshell-1
Speckled wood-3
Meadow brown-3+
Large skipper-1
Holly blue-1
Common blue-2
19thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Small white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperBob SeagoAbout 4 Meadow Browns were first I recorded here for 2016. Numbers of butterflies were really disappointing.
19thBedford Purlieus (TF040990)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueDavid WithringtonBC field meeting with Rosalind Payne and Phil Bromley: Comma(1), Red Admiral(1), Small White(2), Large White(6), Orange Tip(1 male), Speckled Wood(30+), Meadow Brown(6), Large Skipper(10), Common Blue(1), Brown Argus(1).
18thFingringhoe Wick reserve (TM042195)Purple HairstreakPaul BeckettCloudy, windy day; 2pm saw a single male resting on the ground in a sheltered grassy ride between trees near the heath area at the western end of the reserve. Held wings open for a while then closed them to show hairstreak and orange eye with black spot.
18thBlack Notley (TL7620)Large SkipperGeorge Brown1 in garden, 9.30a.m. Weather dull.
15thThe Gloucsters, Wimpole (TL338526)Speckled Wood, Small SkipperTony RobertsSmall Skipper 2, Speckled Wood 4
15thMonks Wood (TL201802)Comma, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Black HairstreakP Bromley @ R Payne4 male black hairstreak seen along the usual ride early this afternoon. Also seen were 20+ speckled wood, 3 green-veined white and an old comma. Weather sunny and 19C. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
15thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common BlueRob SeagoThe single Com Blue was first on site of 2016, very late as were a Green Hairstreak and male Orange Tip
15thBrightlingsea (TM096166)Meadow Brown, Common BlueSimon & Pat Coxsingle Common Blue & Meadow Brown on grassy area inside seawall
14thThorpe Cross (TM1921)Red Admiral, Meadow Brown, Common BlueSimon & Pat Coxsingle Red Admiral
12thHolland Haven CP (TM2117)Red AdmiralSimon & Pat Coxsingle Red Admiral
12thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Large SkipperRob SeagoVery damp day and this was only butterfly but first at site for year. Also Cinnabar and probably Silver Ground Carpet
12thCherry Hinton Chalk Pits (West Pit)Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Holly BlueDonal McCarthyMy first Meadow Brown of the year on a grey and wet afternoon.
11thSawtry Brook (TL169853)Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Common BlueRosalyn Payne & Phil Bromley2 Large White,12 Small White, 1 Orange-tip, 20+ Common Blue, 9 Small Heath, 1 Meadow Brown and 1 Painted Lady. Walked from the Industrial Estate in Sawtry along the footpath towards and beside the A1 to first bridge, Warm and sunny 3pm
11thJermaines Wood/Tyler's Common (TQ571907)Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperRob SmithLarge Skipper 3, Meadow Brown 1, Speckled Wood 2. Moths: Burnet Companion 10, Cinnabar 1, Straw Dot 1
10thLangdon Hills (Dunton Plotlands)Red Admiral, Large white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Holly BlueAndrew CoxLarge white-1
Holly blue-3
Red admiral-1
Meadow brown-1
Speckled wood-2
10thDevils Dyke (TL580648)Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BluePeter SharpeLarge numbers of Whites and Brimstones, many looking quite tattered. Orange tip, 8+ Small Heath, Common Blue (M&F) and most probably Brown Argus although difficult to distinguish from F Common Blue. Large Skipper. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
10thCanvey Wick RSPB reserveSmall white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Large Skipper, Holly BlueRichard Howard; Paul GriggsSingles except 6 Holly Blue and 2 Speckled Wood. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
9thWood Walton Marsh (TL211812)Brimstone, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common BluePaul FisherMost numerous species was the Common Blue with x6 Males and x5 Females(Some very Blue in colour). Also seen was 2x Brimstone, 3x Brown Argus, 3x Small Heath,, 1x Green Hairstreak.
9thMill Green Common (TL637013)Brimstone, Large Skipper, Holly BlueRob Smithfirst Large Skippers here today (2), Brimstone 3+ including 2 females, Holly Blue 1
9thHyde Hall RHSBrimstone, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Large Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueRoy Widgery3 large skipper, 5 brimstone, 4 small white, 4 large white, 9 common blue, 3 holly blue, 7 brown argus,47 small heath. Day flying moths. 3 yellow shell, 1 cinnabar, 1 latticed heath, 1 burnet companion
9thBrampton Wood (TL178700)Comma, Small white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Common BluePeter SharpeSmall White, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Common Blue, tattered Comma and x2 Small Heath along main rides. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
8thWormingford (TL9430)Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Meadow BrownMartin PeersMy first Meadow Brown this year. All singles, apart from 2 Small Whites
8thWormingford (TL940325)Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Common BlueMartin PeersSmall Heath 5, Holly Blue 2 males, Common Blue 1 male, Painted Lady in pristine condition.
8thSergeant's Orchard EWT reserve (TL9030)Peacock, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Large SkipperMartin PeersSpeckled Wood 4, otherwise singles.
Also 1 Cinnabar moth
8thRSPB Ouse Washes at Needingworth (TL348729)Painted Lady, Small white, Large Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueUte MokrosLate afternoon visit, warm, sunny with a little breeze. Very few butterflies: 1 male and 1 female common blue, 2 holly blue, 2 small heath (freshly emerged, 2 large skippers and one tattered painted lady (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
7thWickham St Paul (TL8336)Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Large SkipperMartin PeersGreen-veined White 2, otherwise singles
7thHanningfield works and north dam meadows (TQ7397)Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueRoy Widgery5 orange tip, 4 small white, 1 green veined white, 23 common blue, 2 holly blue, 4 brown argus 2 painted lady also day flying moths 5 burnet companion, 2 common carpet, 2 cinnabar 1 latticed heath
7thGestingthorpe, Hill Farm (TL8239)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Large Skipper, Common BlueMartin PeersSmall White 20, Large White 4, Green-veined White 3, Small Heath 6, Common Blue 2 males. Others singles. One Silver-y.
7thBulmer (TL840395)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large SkipperMartin PeersAll singles. Also a Hummingbird Hawk moth
7thBrentwood: garden (TQ591934)Painted Lady, Holly BlueRob Smitha Painted Lady on Pyracantha blossom and a Holly Blue in the garden
6thMill Green Common (TL637013)Brimstone, Orange-TipRob Smith3+ Brimstones, including a female. A male Orange-tip.
6thHavering Country Park (TQ504925)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small CopperColin Jupppm visit: 2 Large White, 2 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 3 Orange Tip (2m & 1f), 1 Small Copper, 4 Holly Blue, 2 m Common Blue, 7 Speckled Wood, 5 Small Heath, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Comma (hibernated individual still in reasonable condition). Also when I left the park 2 Holly Blues seen in gardens along St John's Rd and a Painted Lady flew N past me at the bus stop. Moths: 10 Mother Shipton, 5 Burnet Companion, 1 Silver Y.
6thColne Point EWT (TM101124)Large white, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperRob SeagoThe Green Hairstreak was probably a first record for this site. Numbers of all today were low but there were several delightful Cream Spot Tigers with cinnabar and Yellow Belle.
6thBrampton Wood (TL181702)Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodPeter SharpeEarly afternoon and very few butterflies about. x4 Speckled Wood, Large and Small White, Green Veined White and female Orange Tip. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
6thBrampton Wood (TL180702)Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodUte MokrosSunny morning with very little wind, saw only a few butterflies: 10+ speckled wood, 2 small white, 1 large white, 1 green-veined white (very tatty)and 1 male orange tip as well as one Mother Shipton moth. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
6thBlue House Farm EWT Reserve, North Fambridge (TQ8687)Painted Lady, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Common BlueGraham Smith10 Small Heath, 2 GVWW, 2 Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady
6thBarton, Lark Rise Farm (TL4054)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small HeathLouise Bacon5 Ladies, seemingly newly arrived, 9am. Also 2 female brim, singles of other stuff
6thBack Garden, Burnham-on-Crouch (TQ948965)Holly BlueSheila NearySunny afternoon, resting on flowering bush, 2 holly blues
5thWillow Park EWT (TQ6887)Green-veined white, Common BlueRob SmithCommon Blue 9, GVW 1, moths: Burnet Companion 8, Mother Shipton 1, Silver-Y 1. This is the first year that no Grizzled Skipper have been recorded on transect
5thWat Tyler Country ParkRed Admiral, Green-veined white, Speckled WoodKevin TaylorMany Speckled Wood, 1x Green Veined White,1x Red Admiral
5thWat Tyler Country ParkOrange-TipAndrew CoxOrange tip- one male.
5thSt Mary's St, Ely (TL536801)Painted LadyFrancis WoodroffeThe first warm and sunny afternoon for days and the first of four sightings in the local area during the last 24 hours. A fine specimen this one, which fed on the abundant phlox in my Ely garden for some time before flying away. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
5thRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperRob SmithA fresh Painted Lady on Red Valerian along the shore. lots of 'small stuff', 2 or 3 having wings not fully unfurled, so seemed to be a good emergence day. Small Heath 14, Holly Blue 2, Common Blue 9, Brown Argus 2, Small Copper 2, 5 whites, 'Small' & 'Green-veined' noted. 2 Yellow Belle moths
5thOuse Washes (West), Mepal to Common Wash (TL048380)Peacock, Painted Lady, Large white, Orange-Tip, Wall, Brown ArgusBarbara A Yorkc50 Painted Lady, 1 wall, 1 Brown Argus
5thMonks WoodBrimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Common BlueUte MokrosSpent late morning and early afternoon seeing very few butterflies, just one or two of the whites and one female common blue. Weather was sunny with a fair breeze.
5thMilton Country Park (TL481624)Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Other butterflyJanet MayesHot and sunny around mid-day; 1 Speckled wood, 2 Holly Blue, 2 Orange-tip, 2 unspecified white, 2 others too high up to identify (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
5thMatching. (TL5112)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Holly Blue, Common BlueBryan Russell2x PLady. M/F brimstone, M/F orange tip, 2xcommon blue, 1 each of the rest.
5thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Red Admiral, Large white, Holly BlueColin JuppIn my garden late am - early pm: At least 3 Holly Blues, 1 Red Admiral nectaring on the first bramble flowers and a Large White nectaring on Mock Orange blossom. Also 2 Small/G-v Whites.
5thFowlmere (TL4146)Painted LadyPaddy GroveOne of at least 8 Painted Ladies seen while out cycling in the area
5thDagnam Park LNR, Harold Hill (TQ5593)Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small HeathColin Jupp8 Speckled Wood (probably all fresh), 2 Small Heath, 2 male Orange Tip, 3+ Green-veined White and 2+ Small White.
5thCarter's Brook Fields, Harold Hill (TQ541929)Orange-Tip, Small HeathColin Jupp1 Small Heath, 1 male Orange Tip and 1 unidentified white.
5thBradwell St Peters to Marshouse Outfall (TM0304)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Common BlueGraham Smith8 GVW, 6 Small Heath, 5 Peacock, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral.
5thBradwell Marina-St PPeters (TM0109)Peacock, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Common BlueGraham Smith8 Small White, 6 Small Heath, one of all the rest
5thBeechwoods LNR (TL484546)Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueIan & Beth Ellis1 Holly Blue, 10 Speckled Wood, 5 Brimstone, 3 Green-veined White, 4 Large White
5thBarrington-Orwell (TL380500)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Common BluePaddy GroveAt least 11 species seen in good sunshine, and in good numbers - especially Brimstone and Holly Blue, and Speckled Wood numbers better than I've seen so far this year. A single Painted Lady. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
5thBack/front garden Burnham-on-Crouch (TQ948965)Painted Lady, Holly BlueSheila Neary6 painted lady, 3 Holly Blue, sunny morning, resting on flowers
5thBack garden, Braintree (TL7623)Painted LadyR J W LedgertonOne nectaring on Erysium Bowles Mauve at 12 noon. Second sighting (same butterfly?) sunning on fence at 12.30.
4thYardley Hall Lane, Thaxted (TL602330)Small white, Orange-TipRob Smitha tatty female Orange-tip and Small White nectaring on oil-seed rape
4thNewport: field/footpath (TL513337)Green-veined white, Brown ArgusRob Smith2 Green-veined White and a Brown Argus
4thNewport: Station Road footpath (TL523336)Common BlueRob Smith2 males
4thLinnets Wood WT (Ugley Green) (TL517272)Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Large SkipperRob SmithFirst male Large Skipper for me. singles
4thLangdon Hills (EWT Dunton/Lincewood)Small white, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Common BlueAndrew CoxCommon blue-3 (two males, one female)
Holly blue-3
Speckled wood-1
Small white-1
4thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Large white, Speckled WoodRob Smithnot much seems to have survived last week's rain. singles of each species
4thHyde Hall RHSPainted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueRoy Widgery7 brimstone, 3 orange tip, 3 green veined white, 3 small white, 2 large white, 1 holly blue, 3 common blue, 5 brown argus, 4 painted lady, 4 speckled wood, 56 small heath plus 4 silver Y and 2 burnet companion
4thHarold Hill (TQ549925)Painted LadyColin JuppLate am: Flushed a Painted Lady from the ground when I was walking home which flew around a bit then away over houses.
4thHandley Barns, Mill Geen (TL6401)Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueGraham Smith2 Small White, 2 GVW, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Holly Blue
4thGunners Park LNR (TQ9384)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown ArgusRichard Howard; Paul Griggs2 3/4 hour walk around reserve. Large numbers (15+) of both Holly Blue and Small Heath. First sightings of year of Painted Lady (5+) along the seawall. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
4thCutler's Green, Thaxted (TL594307)Brown Argus, Small CopperRob SmithSmall Copper 2, Brown Argus 1
4thBedfords Park Walled Garden (TQ521923)Painted LadyPam DitzelPainted Lady seen in the Walled Garden early pm, nectaring on Chives.
1stFletton lake (TL196961)Peacock, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Grizzled Skipper, Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperPhillip Hicks

May 2016
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
29thWeald Brook (TQ562925)Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Large Skipper, Common BlueColin Jupp1 male Large Skipper, 1 m Common Blue, 1 m Orange Tip, 5 Green-veined White, 1 Small White, 3 Small Heath and 2 Speckled Wood.
29thUpminster (Mum's back garden).Orange-Tip, Holly BlueAndrew CoxOrange tip- 2 (male & female).
Holly blue- 2 (at least; including male).
29thPeterborough - Welland Estate (TF204018)Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueDavid Withringtonafternoon walk through streets and open spaces: Large White (6), Small White (30), Orange Tip (male and female), Holly Blue (15+).
29thMaylands Golf Course (TQ559928)Small Heath, Large Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp1 m Large Skipper, 1 m Common Blue, 2 Holly Blue (along edge of wood), 1 Small Heath and 3 Small/G-v Whites.
29thLangdon Hills (EWT Plotlands)Brimstone, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueAndrew CoxBrimstone- 1 male, feeding on red campion.
Holly blue- 1
Green veined white-1
Speckled Wood- 2
29thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Small CopperBob SeagoThis was reserve open day.
29thCentral Park, Harold Hill (TQ546921)Speckled Wood, Holly BlueColin Jupp1 Holly Blue and 2 Speckled Wood.
29thBrentwood: M25 Junction 28 (TQ568921)Small white, Green-veined white, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueColin JuppSouth side of J28 M25 near railway embankment. 2 Brown Argus, 1 m Common Blue, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, plus 2 Holly Blues nearby at Putwell Farm & Brook Street. Moths: Cinnabar, Burnet Companion & Silver-ground Carpet.
28thStones Green (Tendring) (TM174268)Red Admiral, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRob Smithlovely just finding a few species stopping off here and there - singles
28thStisted (nr Braintree) (TL792257)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRob SmithOrange-tip 1m, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 clashing on the bridge over the brook on Lyons Hall Road. Also Orange-tip 1m & a Small Tortoiseshell at Shelborn Bridge (TL801237)
28thPeldon: green (TL986163)Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Common Blue, Small CopperRob SmithCommon Blue 2m, single Small Copper & Peacock. single Orange-tip, Common Blue and Green-veined White further up towards Pete Tye Common at (TM003180)
28thParkeston (Harwich) (TM2332)Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueRob Smithsingles
28thOver cuttingGrizzled SkipperAndrew Maddocks,Jeff Stenning1 male on mitigation area
28thOver Cutting (TL382687)Grizzled SkipperPaddy GroveI was just passing through but stopped for 10 mins and saw 1 grizzled skipper basking, (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
28thOld hall marshes (TL969130)Small Heath, Common Blue, Small CopperLaurence Drummond13 Small heath,5 Common blue(males) and 2 Small copper
28thMonks WoodBrimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Grizzled Skipper, Common BlueROGER ORBELLNice to see 5 x grizzled Skipper in the usual site
plus Emperor Moth (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
28thMerrymeade Park, Brentwood (TQ598946)Comma, Red Admiral, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small CopperColin JuppMerrymeade Park and Sawyer's Hall Lane: 7 Holly Blues, 1 m Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Large White, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Comma. Moths: 5 Mother Shipton & 1 Burnet Companion. Also imm Emperor Dragonfly & Broad-bodied Chaser.
28thLanham Green (nr Braintree) (TL795214)Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueRob SmithHolly Blue 1 & Orange-tip ova on wasteground. Also Green-veined White & Orange-tip on footpath (TL804214)
28thLangdon Hills: EWT PlotlandsPeacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueAndrew CoxSpeckled Wood-12
Holly Blue-6
Small White-4
Peacock-1
Orange Tip-1 (male)
28thGreat Oakley: churchyard (TM187273)Red Admiral, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueRob Smithmale & female Orange-tip, Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 2, Speckled Wood 1
28thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Small CopperBob SeagoSiver Y and Latticed Heath also seen. " Brown Argus first of year here.
28thCanvey WickSmall white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Wall, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown ArgusKevin TaylorWarm and a bit over cast, but saw 4x Speckled Wood,2x Holly Blue 1x Green Hairstreak,Wall Brown,Brown Argus,Small White,Large White,Small Heath,Orange Tip
28thBroomfield (land off A130) (TL719103)Small white, Brown ArgusRob SmithBrown Argus - aberration snelleni (black dot surrounded in white), Small White 1
28thBroomfield (land off A130) (TL719103)Small white, Brown ArgusRob SmithBrown Argus - aberration snelleni (black dot surrounded in white), Small White 1 (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
28thBrampton Wood (TL180702)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Common BluePeter SharpeGood numbers of Small and Large White, Orange Tip, tattered Comma, x2 Brimstone, Peacock, Speckled Wood and female Common Blue all along main rides. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
28thBradwell Hall FP (nr Braintree) (TL819223)Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-TipRob SmithLarge White 2, Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 3m
28thBlackley Lane gravel pits, Great Leighs (TL7319)Small Heath, Brown ArgusGeorge Brown4 Small heath, 10 Brown argus. Sunny and warm with light NE wind. 5.10-5.25p.m. Brown arguses at field with rough grass and bristly oxtongue.
27thWeald Brook (TQ562925)Green-veined white, Orange-TipColin JuppCloudy and warm. At least 7 Green-veined Whites and 4 Orange Tips (2m & 2f).
27thRettendon garden (TQ767982)Small HeathKen UlrichThere were two Small Heaths which had settled
within two inches of each other.
27thMatching in garden (TL5112)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueBryan Russell1 of each.
27thLittle Henny (TL8638)Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Small HeathMartin PeersOrange Tip female; Small Heath 2
27thGalleywood CommonComma, Red Admiral, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueKevin TaylorMany Holly Blues today
27thDaw's Hall Lamarsh (TL8836)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-TipMartin PeersPeacock 5; Brimstone 1 male; Green-veined White 4;
Orange Tip 3 males + 1 female
27thColne Point EWT (TM101124)Small Heath, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperBob SeagoYellow Belle, Silver Y and CS Tiger present today.
27thCastor Hanglands (TF119021)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodPeter SharpeNumerous whites, Peacock, Orange Tips, slightly tattered Brimstones and Speckled Wood all near the Northern Heath area. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
27thCanvey Wick (TQ760835)Wall, Small Heath, Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperAndrew Woodhouse3 Wall, 5 Small Heath, 1 Large Skipper, 6 Brown Argus, 6 Common Blue and 1 Small Copper.
27thBlue House Farm EWT Reserve, North Fambridge (TQ8687)Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small HeathGraham Smith18 Small Heath, 2 GVW, single Large and Small White
26thPaines Brook, Harold Hill (TQ549914)Small white, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp2 male Common Blue, 2 Holly Blue, 3 Small White and 3 Speckled Wood.
26thHighwoods Country Park, Colchester (TM0026)Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Other butterflyJulia UsherI saw a male and female orange tip mating by a stream. Another male appeared; then a third male, who mounted the same female! The female rested on a leaf. I don't know how long til she can deposit eggs...
On this extended walk throughout the park I noted VERY few speckled woods where I would expect to see them ( 1 only). And no commas or Peacocks at all.
26thHarold Wood (TQ549907)Small white, Holly BlueColin Jupp2 Holly Blues and a Small White along Station Road and near the library.
26thFordham estate Woodland Trust reserve (TL932282)Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly BlueMartin PeersPeacock 1, Small White 6+, Large White 2, Green-veined White 2, Speckled Wood 1, Small Heath 16,
Holly Blue 3
26thDagnam Park LNR, Harold Hill (TQ5593)Peacock, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp1 male Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small Heath, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 m Orange Tip, 4 Green-veined White, 1 Large White and 1 Peacock. Also 1 Burnet Companion moth.
26thCreeksea (TQ9396)Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Common BlueGraham Smith6 GVW, 4 OT, 1 CB
26thBurnham Marina (TQ9496)Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small HeathGraham Smith3 Small Heath, 2 GVW, 2 Orange Tip
24thOver CuttingGrizzled Skipper, Common BlueJames Fowler13:00, mostly overcast with occasional short periods of sunshine, windy. A single Grizzled Skipper and a Common Blue were the only butterflies seen in half an hour. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
24thOld Hall Marshes RSPB reserve (TL975120)Peacock, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Common BlueMartin PeersPeacock 3, Large White 1, Small White 3,
Small Heath 24, Common Blue 6 males
24thHiston wood (TL431634)Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueJanet Mayes11:30 Cloudy with sunny spells; 5 Speckled Wood, 4 Holly Blue, 1 Male Orange-tip, 1 unspecific white (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
24thGirton Wood (TL429630)Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodJanet Mayes12:30 cloudy with sunny spells; 1 Speckled Wood, 2 male orange-tips, 1 Brimstone, 5 Unspecific whites (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
23rdNoak Hill (TQ532931)Small Heath, Common BlueColin JuppExcellent meadow formerly grazed by horses (only occasionally now) with a small area of hawthorn scrub. 13 Small Heath and 1 Common Blue settling down to roost early evening. Also 3 Mother Shipton moths.
23rdHyde Hall RHSPeacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown ArgusRoy Widgery4 brimstone, 1 orange tip, 5 small white, 1 large white, 1 brown argus, 1 holly blue, 2 peacock, 4 speckled wood, 21 small heath. Also 1 burnet companion and a silver Y
23rdColne Point EWT (TM101124)Small Tortoiseshell, Green-veined white, Common Blue, Small CopperBob SeagoSeveral Common Blues today and still robust numbers of S Copper. Also today Latticed Heath and Cream Spot Tiger
23rdChivers Lake (TL449620)Red Admiral, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueJanet Mayes1p.m. Sunny; 1 Red Admiral, 2 Orange-Tips, 2 Holly Blue, 2 unspecified White, 1 other was too far over the nasty fence they have put around the lake for me to see clearly (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
23rdBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small CopperColin Jupp2 male Common Blue. 2 Holly Blue, 3 Small Heath, 3 Speckled Wood, 2 m Orange Tip and 2 Large White. In section TQ5291: 2 m Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 1 Small Heath, 2 Orange Tip (m & f), 1 Green-veined White, 2 Large White. TQ5191: 1 Holly Blue and 2 unidentified whites. Also Latticed Heath moth.
22nddevils Dyke - Burwell Cutting (TL574652)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Small CopperPhil & Oliver MacMurdieWhilst mapping Green Hairstreaks.
10 Green Hairstreaks (all marked in blue), 1 small copper, 1 small heath, 1 brown argus, small tortoiseshell 3, peacock 2, brimstone 6, small white 5, large white 2, green veined white 2.
22ndWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Peacock, Green HairstreakKathy HartnettTQ4086 section of the Flats: 3 Green Hairstreak; + in the TQ4186 section: 1 Peacock.
22ndThe Backwarden, Danbury (TL780045)Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-TipGraham Smith7 Brimstone (3M 4F), 5 Orange Tip (3m 2F) single Red Admiral and Small White. Also 4-5 Speckled Yellow moths.
22ndStebbing (TL6725)Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueRob Smithfemale Orange-tip rejecting male, Speckled Wood & Small White. Also a Holly Blue at TL667241
22ndRings end LNRWallTony Bennetone, a bit tatty, finally seen today.
22ndRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Common BlueRob SmithSmall White 3, Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 2 (m + f), Common Blue 1, Small Heath 1. Also a Yellow Belle moth - first I have seen for 3 years.
22ndRSPB Ouse Washes at Needingworth (TL3572)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueUte MokrosEarly afternoon, sunny, little wind only. Saw 1 female holly blue, 2-3 male orange tip and one female; 1 small tortoiseshell, 2 peacocks (very dilapidated)2 fresh male common blue, 1 fresh small heath, at least 2 brown argus and several white, including small, large and brimstone (male) (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
22ndOver Cutting. Guided buswaySmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Grizzled Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueTrevor SawyerGrizzled Skipper 5 (all males)
Small Heath 5
Common Blue 3 (Including a mating pair)
Orange Tip 2 (1male and 1female)
1 fresh Brown Argus
Single Small tortoiseshell, Peacock and Green-Veined Whites.
Pleased to see one of the Grizzled Skipper in the mitigation Site at the top of bank. Quite a few Burnett Companion moths.
22ndOuse Valley near Buckden (TL211669)Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Holly BluePeter SharpeNumerous Holly Blue, Orange Tip, Small White, x3 Brimstone, Red Admiral and Green veined White in meadows near Ouse Valley Way footpath. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
22ndM11/A120 interchange (TL516215)BrimstoneRob Smith2 male Brimstones and other unidentifiable whites, seen from the car
22ndLittle Cambridge ( N of Dunmow) (TL622270)Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-TipRob Smithm + f Orange-tip. singles others
22ndLangdon: Willow Park EWT (TQ690874)Grizzled SkipperReported To EWT Warden2 Grizzled Skipper seen in Homefield
22ndJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Red Admiral, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled WoodRob Smith3 Green-veined, singles others
22ndHornchurch country park (TQ532838)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueJanet Edmunds & Dave Jones1pm-3pm sunny intervals we saw 3 speckled woods, 2 small whites, 14 mixed whites, 9 male brimstones, 6 male orange tips, 2 peacocks, 3 green vein whites, & 2 holy blues.
22ndHarold Park, Romford (TQ554915)Small white, Holly BlueColin Jupp2 Holly Blues and a Small White.
22ndExchange Lands, Wanstead (TQ4287)Red Admiral, Green-veined whiteKathy Hartnett1 Red Admiral; 3 Green-veined White. Other butterfly: 10 unspecified White.
22ndDuxford garden (TL479465)Holly BlueMike GittosUnusually, ovipositing on Horseshoe Vetch (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
22ndDevils Dyke, Golf Course (TL625680)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Holly BluePhil & Oliver MacMurdieAt the golf course end reasonable numbers of Green Hairstreak, despite the weather clouding up.
5 seen and marked at the 15th Tee, + 2 previously marked. 5 holly blue, 3 brimstone + several other species,
22ndDevils Dyke - Newmarket race course (TL614618)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Holly BluePhil & Oliver MacMurdieDespite walking the entire distance from the A1304 to the A14, only 3 green hairstreaks seen, all marked in red. Over that last three years this section appears to be much less populated than in previous years.
Others - 5 Dingy Skipper, 1 small heath, 10+ holly blue, which appear to be doing well this year + several others, brimstone, small white, etc.
22ndCarter's Brook Fields , Harold Hill (TQ541929)Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp1 Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 1 m Orange Tip, 1+ Small White, 1+ Green-veined White, 1 Peacock. Also 2 Mother Shipton moths.
22ndBroxted: footpath (TL580277)Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-TipRob Smith2 Peacocks, singles others. Silver-Y moth
22ndBamber's Green: A120 parking layby (TL579223)Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Common BlueRob Smitha nice south-facing cutting, with Ox-eye Daisys, etc. My first Common Blue, singles all species, plus a Burnet Companion moth
21stWanstead Flats (TQ4087)Orange-Tip, Holly BlueKathy Hartnett1 Orange Tip (male); 1 Holly Blue; Other butterfly: 2 unspecified Whites.
21stExchange Lands, Wanstead (TQ4287)PeacockKathy HartnettJust 1 Peacock; Other butterfly: 3 unspecified Whites. Weather was overcast, breezy, and drizzly this afternoon.
21stBarrington quarry (TL3951)Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BluePaddy Grove
20thWoodwalton Fen (TL231844)Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodPeter SharpeNumerous Orange Tip, Small Whites, Speckled Wood and 6 Green Veined Whites all along Reserve paths (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
20thMill Green Common (TL637013)Brimstone, Orange-TipRob Smitha male Orange-tip and 3+ Brimstone, including a female ovipositing on Alder Buckthorn - generally on low saplings in amongst the gorse scrub (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
20thGunners Park, Shoeburyness (butterfly transect)Small white, Orange-Tip, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperRichard HowardCommon Blues copulating. Brown Argus's pair together. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
20thGidea Park (TQ526897)BrimstoneColin JuppMale Brimstone flew through private garden Balgores Crescent.
20thGidea Park Sports Ground (TQ532904)Comma, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueColin Jupp3 Holly Blue, 2 male Orange Tip, 4 Green-veined White, 2 Speckled Wood and 1 Comma.
20thChurch Lane Flood Meadow LNR (TL494047)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Holly Blue, Other butterflyKathy Hartnett & Iris NewberyFirst time visit to this LNR in North Weald, Essex, for both Iris and myself (along with two other friends). 1 Small White; 7 male Orange Tips; 2 female Orange Tips (one of which was egg-laying); 1 Green-veined White; 1 Brimstone; 1 Peacock; 2 Holly Blue. Other butterfly: at least 10 unspecified Whites (too distant, or flying too fast to ID).
20thBells Hill, Vange (TQ708868)Large SkipperRod ColeFreshly-emerged female
19thLangdon: Johnson's west (TQ700863)Small Heath, Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Common Blue, Small CopperVia. Basildon Nat. Hist. Soc.6 Grizzled Skippers
17thWanstead Flats (TQ4087)Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueKathy Hartnett1 Brimstone; 1 Speckled Wood; 1 Holly Blue. Other butterfly: 1 unspecified White.
17thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Holly Blue, Small CopperKathy Hartnett2 Holly Blue; 1 Small Copper.
17thHigh Roding garden (TL603174)Small Tortoiseshell, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueKate Bergg
17thBlue House Farm EWT Reserve, North Fambridge (TQ8687)Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Small CopperGraham Smith8 GVW, 2 Small Heath, 2 Orange Tip, 1 Small Copper. Season has got off to a very slow start
16thSwaddywell Pit, Helpston (TF117035)Peacock, Orange-Tip, Grizzled Skipper, Dingy SkipperBrian Lawrence
16thHyde Hall RHSPeacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Small CopperRoy Widgery7 brimstone, 7 orange tip, 4 small white, 2 green veined white, 1 small copper, 1 peacock, 2 speckled wood, 15 small heath
16thHadleigh Country Park (TQ790858)WallAndrew WoodhouseWall -6 Two along northern edge of marsh and 4 in bays above new track along the base of the Downs.
16thHadleigh Castle (TQ810858)WallAndrew Woodhouse2 Wall along public footpath below the castle
16thBarnack Hills and Hollows (TF075045)Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Green HairstreakPeter SharpeSmall Whites, Orange Tip, Brimstones and 4 Green Hairstreak (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
15thWoodwalton Marsh (TL211812)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Grizzled SkipperUte MokrosWent late morning, warm and sunny with very little wind. Saw several male and one female orange-tips, 1 or 2 small white, several brimstone and a grizzled skipper which was basking and feeding on buttercups. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
15thWoodwalton MarshPeacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Grizzled SkipperR OrbellAt least 3 different Grizzles seen see pic of poss abb (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
15thWillow Park EWT (TQ6887)Red Admiral, Orange-TipRob Smitha male Orange-tip and then a fresh Red Admiral after finish. That was all on a 2.5km transect in good conditions. No Grizzled Skipper
15thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Small CopperKathy HartnettTQ4086 section of the Flats: 7 Holly Blue; 1 Speckled Wood; 9 Green Hairstreak; 1 Orange Tip (male); 1 Small Copper; 6 unspecified Whites; + in TQ4085 section: 1 Small Copper; 2 Holly Blue. + in TQ4087 section: 1 unspecified White. + in TQ4186 section: 1 Speckled Wood; 2 Holly Blue.
15thSwaddywell PitOrange-Tip, Grizzled Skipper, Dingy SkipperMatthew Webb2 Grizzled Skippers and 3+ Dingy Skippers noted. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
15thMatching (TL5112)Holly BlueBryan RussellStill only 11degrees when seen roosting about eye level on oak leaves (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
15thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ570907)Comma, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRob SmithPeacock 2, Comma 1, Orange-tip 2m, Green-veined White 3, Speckled Wood 3, singles others. moths: mating pair of Longhorns, Cauchas rufimitrella on cuckooflower, their foodplant
15thDevil's DykeSmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common BlueDavid NewlandAbout an hour in the vicinity of the Burwell cutting. Intermittent sun but coolish (15C). My first Common Blue, 3 Green Hairstreaks mostly keeping low in the grass. 1 Small Tort and several faded Peacocks. Holly Blue, Brimstone, Orange Tip, GV White all common. No Dingy Skippers seen this side of the A14.
15thCanvey wick, Canvey island (TQ766834)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Wall, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small CopperAlan DaySunny intervals but reasonably warm. First common blue, wall and Small Copper or the year
15thCanvey wick (TQ766834)Peacock, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Wall, Holly BlueJanet Edmunds & Dave Jones1.30pm - 5pm sunny intervals we saw 3 peacocks, 1 large white, 1 small white, mixed whites 10, holy blue 1, orange tip 1 male 1 female, & 10 walls.
15thBurnham-on-Crouch to Creeksea River WalkPeacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small HeathSheila Neary1 peacock, 5 orange tips, 15 small whites, 3 speckled Wood, 1 Small Heath,
15thBuckden (TL197678)Small white, Orange-Tip, Holly BluePeter Sharpex4 Holly Blue, Small Whites and Orange tip in garden (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
15thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5191)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small CopperColin JuppIn this section of the park: 1 Green Hairstreak WSW of the lake near Foxes Hill, my second record here (first was on 25/05/14). Also 1 male Brimstone, 2 m Orange Tip, 3+ Small White, 2+ Green-veined White, 4 Peacock, 1 Comma, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood. In other sections - TQ5192: 2 Small Heath, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Holly Blue, 4 Orange Tip (3m & 1f), 8 Green-veined White, 2 Small White, 3 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock and 1 Comma. TQ5291: A fresh male Common Blue, 2 Small Copper, 1 Small Heath, 4 Orange Tip (3m & 1f) and several unidentified whites. TQ5292: 1 Small Copper, 1 Small Heath and 1 Speckled Wood. A total of 15 species recorded in 5 hours in the park today, a good number this early in the season.
15thBack Garden, Burnham on Crouch (TQ948965)Small white, Holly BlueSheila Neary4 small whites, 1 holly blue, in flight, sunny afternoon
13thRHS Hyde HallBrimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Holly BlueSheila Neary6 small whites, 5 orange tips, 1 brimstone, 1 holly blue, 1 large white, 3 small heaths, Sunny, windy afternoon
13thMill Green Common (TL637013)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-TipRob SmithAt least 4 male Brimstones seen together and a female. single Orange-tip and Peacock. moths: Small Yellow Underwing, Orange Footman (disturbed from birch)
13thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueColin JuppIn my garden late am - early pm: 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 2m Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue and 1 Speckled Wood. A number of Whites passing through - at least 1 each of Small & G-v identified. Also a fem/imm Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly and 15+ Green Longhorn moths.
13thBlack Notley (TL7620)Speckled Wood, Holly BlueGeorge BrownAt least 3 Holly blues and 1 Speckled wood in garden at 11.30a.m. Weather sunny and warm.
13thBack Garden, Burnham-on-Crouch (TQ948965)Small white, Orange-TipSheila Neary1 orange tip, 1 small white, windy sunny morning
12thWhipps Cross Road, Leytonstone E11 (TQ3988)Small Tortoiseshell, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueKathy HartnettWhipps Cross Road is alongside part of Epping Forest. 2 Orange Tip (m); 6 Holly Blue; 1 Small Tortoiseshell; + 5 unspecified Whites.
12thThrift Wood, BicknacreSmall white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodSheila NearySunny afternoon, 8 orange tips, 5 small whites, 4 speckled wood, 1 green veined white,
12thThames Chase, Harold Court (TQ559912)Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-TipColin Jupp1 male Brimstone, 4 male Orange Tip, 5 Green-veined White, 1 Small White plus a few unidentified whites.
12thPaines Brook, Harold Wood (TQ551912)Red AdmiralColin Jupp1 Red Admiral
12thNorth Dam Meadows and E.S.W works Hanningfield (TQ7397)Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueRoy Widgery22 orange tip, 4 small white, 2 green veined white, 1 holly blue, 2 peacock
12thIvy Lodge Lane (TQ559906)Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Jupp6 Orange Tip (4m & 2f), 3 Green-veined White, 1 Small White and 3 Speckled Wood.
12thHiston/ Girton wood, Histon guided bus side (TL432633)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueJanet Mayes5 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock, 7 Holly Blue, 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Brimstone (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
12thHarold Wood Park (TQ553902)Comma, Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small HeathColin Jupp5 Small Heath, 1 Speckled Wood, 10 Orange Tip (6m & 4f), 3+ Green-veined White, 1 Small White (+ several unidentified), 1 Peacock and 1 Comma. Also 1 Mother Shipton moth and near the River Ingrebourne 5 Banded Demoiselles.
12thGreen Man Underpass, Leytonstone E11 (TQ3987)Holly Blue, Other butterflyKathy Hartnett1 Holly Blue; other butterfly: 6 unspecified Whites.
12thCoppermill Stream (TQ349892)Holly BluePaul Busby4 Holly Blues seen around Pumping House, Coppermill Stream, Walthamstow Wetlands, late afternoon
12thCherry Hinton Chalk Pits (East Pit) (TL485559)Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueMarcus Rhodes5 Green Hairstreak, 7 Holly Blue, 6 Brimstone, 6 Green-veined White, 4 Orange-Tip
12thCattawade to Judas Gap (TM090328)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-TipMartin PeersPeacock 5, Small White 6, Green-veined White 4,
Orange Tip 8 (7 males). Others all singles
12thCanvey WickPeacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Wall, Holly Blue, Small CopperKevin TaylorMany Wall Browns, Speckled Wood, Orange Tip,Holly Blue,Small White,Peacock and a first of the year Small Copper
12thBack Garden, Burnham-on-Crouch (TQ948965)Small white, Holly BlueSheila Neary2 holly blue, 1 small white, in-flight, sunny morning
11thNags Head Lane (TQ563908)Large white, Orange-TipColin JuppGarden Centre, Nags Head Lane: 2 Orange Tip (m & f) and a male Large White. The butterflies were nectaring on various flowers including Violas.
11thHyde Hall RHSSmall CopperRoy Widgery
11thDebden (TQ441972)Small white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueGill Walmsley (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
9thWoodwalton Marsh (TL211812)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Grizzled SkipperUte MokrosVisited the reserve early afternoon; very warm and a little bit windy. Saw lots of male and female brimstones, male orange tips, various whites and one small tortoiseshell. Eventually saw two grizzled skippers, one near the entrance feeding on a dandelion. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
9thWisbechComma, Orange-Tip, Common Blue, Chalkhill BlueAlexia HylandWarm dry. Comma on brick wall. Small blue around garden. Orange tip in garden.
9thSt Osyth Priory Estate (TM1116)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueSimon & Pat Cox4 male Orange Tips, 1 Large White, 2 Green-veined Whites, 2 Small Whites, 4 Speckled Woods, 4 Green Hairstreaks, 1 Holly Blue, 4 Peacocks all in area of no public access. Also 1 Small Tortoiseshell & 6 Peacocks in Howlands Marsh (EWT)area
9thHyde Hall RHSPeacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small HeathRoy WidgeryFirst small heath, 12 brimstone, 12 orange tip, 4 small white, 2 green veined white, 5 peaock. Disturbed pebble hook tip
9thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueColin JuppIn my garden on 9th May: 2 Holly Blue, 1+ male Orange Tip (third consecutive day), 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Small White and several unidentified whites. Also a male Brimstone on 8th.
9thDuck Wood LNR, Harold Hill (TQ555924)Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin JuppLargely sheltered here and the whites were attracted to the swathes of bluebells and some good clumps of Garlic Mustard on the W side. 5 Orange Tip (3m & 2f), 4 Green-veined White, 2 male Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Peacock and 6 Speckled Wood.
9thDagnam Park LNR, Harold Hill (TQ5593)Small Tortoiseshell, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin JuppBrisk SE breeze over the site. 1 Orange Tip, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Tortoiseshell + 2 unidentified whites in a brief visit.
9thCherry Hinton Chalk Pits (East Pit) (TL485559)Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueMarcus Rhodes2 Green Hairstreak, 5 Brimstone, 3 Holly Blue, 3 Orange-Tip & 2 Small White
9thCanvey WickPeacock, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Wall, Green HairstreakPeter JacksonAt least 4 Wall and 3 Green Hairstreak seen (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
9thCanvey Wick Nature Reserve (TQ768832)Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Wall, Green HairstreakPaul Griggs4 Green Hairstreaks. The Clouded Yellow was my first ever spring record.
9thCanvey Wick Nature Reserve (TQ766834)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Wall, Green HairstreakDavid ChandlerMy first sighting of Wall this season. We saw five in all. Also Green Hairstreak (two seen on a blackthorn bush) and other springtime specialists. Also I was shown a Cuckoo calling out upon a branch at the top of a tree by the two RSPB wardens I met.
9thCanvey Wick (TQ768833)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Wall, Green HairstreakPatricia Clegg2 Wall and 2 Green Hairstreak on the edge of wood near the Roscommon Way entrance (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
9thCambridge Chalk Pits (TL485559)Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueJanet Mayes9 Green Hairstreak, 7 Holly Blue, 2 Brimstone, 2 male Orange-Tip, Numerous unspecified whites. My first ever sightings of Green Hairstreak :) Follow the path marked 'Danger falling rocks' till its thin and at it's highest point and they will appear. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
9thBuckden and Stirtloe (TL203670)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-TipPeter Sharpe10+ Orange Tip and equal numbers of Whites, mainly Small, 4 Brimstone and Peacock along grass verges near village (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
9thBarnack hills and HolesComma, Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common BlueR OrbellA few Green Hairstreak and first Common Blue of season. Good display of Pasque Flower and Early Purple Orchid (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
9thBack Garden, Burnham-on-Crouch (TQ948965)Small white, Large whiteSheila Neary1 Large White, 1 Small White, in flight, sunny morning
8thWicken Fen (TL556694)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-TipKevin WilsonA female Brimstone observed laying eggs early afternoon. Other butterflies seen but not counted, Orange Tips. Green-veined whites. Red Admirals. Small Tortoiseshells and Peacocks. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
8thWanstead Flats (TQ4186)Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Other butterflyKathy HartnettTQ4186: 1 Green Hairstreak; 2 Speckled Wood; Other butterfly: 2 unspecified White. TQ4087: 1 Holly Blue.
8thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Peacock, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Small CopperAndrew MiddletonOver 2.5hrs am I walked around all the broom/furze clumps east side (28), furze clumps and regen north (7), and through furze east side(14)and recorded a total of 49 green hairstreaks mostly perching below chest height. 6 small coppers, 3 holly blues and a male brimstone.
8thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Comma, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Other butterflyKathy HartnettTQ4086 section of the Flats: 1 Orange Tip (m); 7 Speckled Wood; 1 Comma; 2 Holly Blue; 6 Green Hairstreak; Other butterfly: 1 unspecified White; and in the TQ3986 section of the Flats: 1 Orange Tip (m).
8thStow Maries Halt EWT (TQ834991)Comma, Orange-TipRob SmithComma on the reserve and an Orange-tip on the disused railway basking in the evening sunshine
8thSouthminster: Seasons Wood (TQ950997)Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueRob SmithOrange-tip 2m, 1f, singles others
8thSouthminster: Hemmels footpath (TQ934997)Peacock, Red AdmiralRob Smithsingles
8thRoding Valley (TQ418918)Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueJanet Edmunds& Dave Jones3pm - 5.30pm sunny day we walk along the river bank & went to ray park we saw 7 mixed whites, 3 holy blues, 4 red admirals,2 small whites, 8 orange tips all males, 3 speckled woods, 3 male brimstone so,& 1 peacock.
8thRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueRob SmithOrange-tip 4m, Peacock 1, Green-veined White 7, Holly Blue on Common Broom buds
8thOver Cutting (TL382687)Grizzled SkipperMarcus Rhodes1 Grizzled Skipper
8thMistley - Our Garden (TM124318)Comma, Small white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueRichard MasonIn our garden today we have seen 6 Holly Blues; 2 Orange Tip males; 1 Small White and 1 Comma. Our garden is alongside a piece of secondary woodland containing copious quantities of holly and ivy.
8thLeyton Flats (TQ396885)Peacock, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Small CopperAndrew MiddletonSingle green hairstreak and small copper
8thLeyton Flats (TQ391909)Peacock, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Small CopperAndrew MiddletonSingle small copper and green hairstreak am
8thLangdon Hills: Westley Heights Country ParkRed Admiral, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodAndrew CoxSpeckled Wood-2
Orange Tip-3 (males)
Red Admiral-1
8thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueBob SeagoA couple of Red Admirals were first of the year. 3 Green Hairstreaks were hard to find, a couple of Holly Blues and two female Brimstones. Male and female Orange Tips today.
8thGalleywood CommonPeacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueKevin Taylor5/6 Orange Tips 1x Peacock 1x Holly Blue 1x Brimstone
8thFleam Dyke (Fulbourn to A11) (TL5454)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly BluePaddy GroveFewer Green Hairstreak than I hoped - around 5 seen, but they were'nt very active so I probably missed many more. Plenty of Orange Tips, Brimstones and Holly Blues.
8thDevils Dyke, Newmarket Racecourse (TL604162)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Dingy SkipperRob Mills4 or 5 Dingy Skippers and Small Heath basking on track at bottom of ditch. Other species flying past (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
8thDevils Dyke gold course end (TL624610)Small Heath, Dingy Skipper, Green HairstreakPhil & Oliver MacMurdie4 more green hairstreaks, not seen on previous day - 3 marked.
8thDevil's Dyke, Burwell Cut (TL575665)Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Green HairstreakRob Mills8.30 am-ish. Approx 7 Green Hairstreaks, one seen later egg laying on Dogwood. 2 GV Whites in cop. 3 or 4 male Brimstones basking, 1 or 2 females fluttering about. 1 Orange-tip male patrolling though another 3 seen back near main road. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
8thCanvey Wick RSPB reservePeacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Wall, Green Hairstreak, Brown ArgusRichard HowardWarm and sunny with easterly breeze.
At least 2 Brown Argus; 3 Green Hairstreak; 6 Wall; 10+ Green-veined Whites, all at the eastern end of the reserve. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
8thCanvey Wick (TQ766837)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Wall, Green HairstreakIan CotgroveWall seen at TQ765835 and another (possibly 2) Wall seen at TQ768832 along with a Green Hairstreak at about 10:00. Temperature ~ 25 deg C (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
8thBurnham-on-Crouch to Creeksea River WalkPeacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Other butterflySheila Neary4 small white, 1 holly blue, 9 orange tip,4 large white, 2 speckled wood, 2 brimstone, 2 peacock - warm, sunny afternoon
8thBenfleetWallPete Jackson3rd year I have had Wall in my garden but first year for 1st brood
8thBack garden, Burnham-on-Crouch (TQ948965)Small white, Orange-TipSheila Neary1 orange tip, 1 small white, in flight, sunny morning
7thnr St Osyth (TM144159)Small white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueSimon & Pat CoxSingle male Orange Tip, Holly Blue & Small White in our garden
7thWoodwalton Marsh (TL211812)Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Orange-Tip, Grizzled Skipper, Holly BlueR OrbellAt least 2 Grizzled Skipper this morning
7thWoodwalton Marsh (TL211812)Grizzled SkipperROGER ORBELL (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
7thWanstead Flats (TQ4186)Peacock, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueKathy HartnettIn TQ4186 section: 1 Speckled Wood; 1 Peacock. And in the TQ4087 section: 1 Holly Blue; 1 Orange Tip (male).
7thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Green HairstreakKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 1 Small White; 5 Green Hairstreak; 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
7thPoint Clear (TM0815)Green-veined white, Orange-TipSimon CoxA male Orange Tip and several Small/G-v Whites of which 2 definitely Green-veined along the seawall.
7thOver Cutting. Guided buswayRed Admiral, Orange-Tip, Grizzled SkipperPeter Biggs1 Grizzled Skipper
1 Red Admiral
2 Orange-tips
7thNorman Cross (TL162908)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Orange-Tip, Dingy SkipperRosalyn Payne & Phil Bromley10-12 Dingy Skipper. 1 Peacock, 2 each of others (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
7thMilton Country Park (TL481624)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueJanet MayesMid day sunny;1 Speckled Wood, 3 Brimstone, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Orange-tip (Male), 1 Tortoiseshell, 5 Unspecified Whites. Just stopped for 20 minutes while cycling through (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
7thM25 Embankment, Brentwood (TQ573913)Peacock, Orange-Tip, Green HairstreakColin JuppEmbankment east side of M25; 2.30-4.30pm. Cloudy but warm, sheltered here from easterly breeze. 19 Green Hairstreaks including 2 at low level and 17 along the top of the embankment - territorial males on oak, hawthorn and field maple. Also 6 Orange Tip (5m & 1f) and 7 Peacock, plus numerous small 'swarms' of Green Longhorn moths (Adela reaumurella) mainly over oak trees. West side (TQ573911) 5.15-6pm. 8 Green Hairstreaks showed well in evening sunshine along the top of the embankment and adjacent bridleway (6 on hawthorn, 2 on oak).
7thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRob Smith2 fresh Red Admirals, 2 Peacock, a female Brimstone, 7 male Orange-tip and a first Speckled Wood of the year for me
7thJermaines Wood (TQ571908)Orange-TipColin Jupp2 male Orange Tips near the M25.
7thHullbridge: creek nr Brandy Hole (TQ834949)Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-TipRob Smithsingles
7thFishers Green (TL048380)Peacock, Orange-TipNick Challoner2 peacock and over 10 orange tip seen on and alongside the various tracks in Fishers Green, part of the Lee Valley Regional Park.
7thDevils Dyke Racecourse end (TL615618)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Holly BluePhil & Oliver MacMurdie11 orange tip, 12 brimstone, 4 small white, 3 green veined white, 1 holly blue, 1 small tortoiseshell, 9 fresh dingy skipper and 1 green hairstreak,
7thDevils Dyke - Golf Cource end (TL624610)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Holly BluePhil & Oliver MacMurdie1 dingy skipper, 5 green hairstreak, 1 small heath, 1 peacock, 1 green veined white, 2 orange tip, 1 holly blue, 6 small tortoiseshell 1 comma, 1 large white
7thBrampton Wood (TL178699)Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled WoodPeter Sharpe4 Small White, Large White, Brimstone and Speckled Wood along main rides
7thBrambleflields LNR (TL472606)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueJanet Mayes10am Sunny;8 Holly Blue, 5 Tortoiseshell, 4 Speckled Wood, 1 Brimstone, 1 Red Admiral, 1 G-V White, 1 Orange-Tip (male), 7 unspecified whites (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
7thBorley, The Valley Walk (TL8542)Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodMartin PeersGreen-veined White 2; Orange Tip 2 males;
Speckled Wood 1
7thAbberton ReservoirSmall Tortoiseshell, Orange-TipLen CornwellOne of each. Hazy sun fairly brisk south easterly wind. Seen along southern walk of centre section.
6thRoad side verges near Buckden (TL204674)Brimstone, Small white, Orange-TipPeter Sharpe8 Orange Tip, 6 Small White and 2 Brimstone along roadside verges near Buckden
6thRiver Walk, Admirals Park, Chelmsford.Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueRosie & Bill Perkins.8,Orange-Tip, 3,Speckled Wood, 2,Small White, 1,Green-veined White, 1,Small Tortoiseshell, 1,Holly Blue.
6thGidea Park (TQ527899)Holly BlueColin Jupp1 Holly Blue in private garden Links Avenue.
6thDuck Wood LNR, Harold Hill (TQ555924)Orange-TipColin JuppMy first female Orange Tip of the year, nectaring on bluebells.
6thCreeksea River WalkGreen-veined whiteSheila Neary2 Green-Veined White's both female, in flight and resting, sunny warm morning
6thCreeksea Caravan ParkOther butterflySheila Neary3 Wood White's, in flight and at rest, warm sunny morning
6thCreek sea River WalkOrange-TipSheila Neary5 orange-tip, in flight, warm sunny morning
6thColne Point EWT (TM101124)Peacock, Small Copper, Other butterflyBob SeagoAt least 30 Small Copper today. The only site I see near that many at once. Some uncertain whites as well.
5thWanstead Flats (TQ4087)Peacock, Orange-Tip, Other butterflyKathy HartnettIn the TQ4087 section of the Flats: 1 Orange Tip (male - my second sighting of one today); 1 Peacock. Other butterfly: In the TQ3986 section of the Flats: 1 unspecified 'White'.
5thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Other butterflyKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 1 Holly Blue; 1 Speckled Wood; 1 Orange Tip (male); 1 Green Hairstreak. Other butterfly: 1 unspecified 'White'. My first sighting of an Orange Tip this year.
5thThe Gloucsters, Wimpole, Cambs (TL338524)Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueTony RobertsBrimstone 4, Small White 4, Orange Tip 6,
Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1
5thThe Gloucsters, Wimpole, Cambs (TL338524)Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueTony RobertsBrimstone 4, Small White 4, Orange Tip 6,
Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1
5thNorton Mandeville, area surrounding church. (TL579045)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRosie & Bill Perkins.7,Small Tortoiseshell, 5,Peacock, 8,Orange-tip, 1,Brimstone, 1,Large White, 1,Small White, 1,Speckled Wood.
5thNorth Dam Meadows Hanningfield (TQ7397)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-TipRoy WidgeryDisappointing no green hairstreaks. 6 orange tips, 1 brimstone, 1 large white, 6 orange tip, 4 small white, 1 peacock.
5thMilton Country Park (TL481623)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueJanet Mayes2 Green-veined white, 1 Large White, 9 Brimstone, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Speckled Wood, 4 small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 1 Orange tip, 2 Small white, 3 unidentified whites. Sunny afternoon (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
5thHiston/ Girton wood, Histon guided bus side (TL433633)Comma, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueJanet Mayes7 Orange-Tip (male, 4 unidentified Whites all small so may have been female Orange-Tips. 4 Holly Blue. 4 Speckled Wood, 1 Comma. 1 Brimstone. Holly Blue and Orange-Tip mainly round the edges of the woods (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
5thHarold Park, Romford (TQ554915)Speckled WoodColin Jupp1 Speckled Wood in private garden at 09.45.
5thHarold Hill (TQ551919)Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin JuppShoulder of Mutton Wood: 2 male Orange Tips, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Small White, 1 Large White and 3 Speckled Wood.
5thDevil's Dyke (Reach end to railway cutting) (TL5765)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueUte Mokroswarm sunny morning with gentle breeze. 10+ male orange tips, 3 pairs of brimstone, 1 tortoiseshell, 3 peacocks, 6+ green hairsteaks and various moths (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
5thDevil's Dyke (Newmarket racecourse ) (TL6161)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Dingy SkipperUte Mokrossunny early afternoon, fairly breezy. In the sheltered ditch saw 1 speckled wood, 1 tortoiseshell and peacock, 3 dingy skippers, 5+ male orange tips and 2 male and 1 female brimstone, NO GREEN HAITSTREAK (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
4thWoodwalton Marsh (TL211812)Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Small CopperUte MokrosQuick visit in the afternoon. Saw several brimstone and small white as well as male orange tip and 1 small copper (first one I have seen this year)
4thWanstead Flats (TQ4186)Peacock, Speckled Wood, Other butterflyKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 1 Speckled Wood; 2 Peacock; 'Other butterfly': 2 unspecified Whites. And in the TQ4087 section of the Flats: 1 unspecified White.
4thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Peacock, Small white, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Other butterflyKathy HartnettIn this section of the Flats: 6 Speckled Wood; 1 Small White; 1 Peacock; 1 Holly Blue; 5 Green Hairstreaks. 'Other butterfly' : 1 unspecified White.
4thTinkers Field, Barton (TL407548)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-TipTony RobertsBrimstone 5, Small White 5, Orange Tip 3, Peacock 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1
4thTelegraph Field, Barton, Cambs (TL408545)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Clouded YellowTony RobertsBrimstone 3, Small White 2, Clouded Yellow 2,
Green-veined White 1,Small Tortoiseshell 1
4thOld Nags Field, Barton, Cambs (TL398545)Small white, Orange-TipTony RobertsBrimstone 1, Small White 3, Orange Tip 2
4thMill Road Cemetery (TL461582)Brimstone, Small white, Holly BlueJanet Mayes9 Holly Blue, 2 Small White, 1 Brimstone (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
4thMill Green Common (TL637013)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-TipRob SimthBrimstone 3+ incl first female. 2 each Peacock and male Orange-tip. Probable Comma
4thLeytonstone, London (TQ3986)Holly BlueKathy Hartnett1 Holly Blue in a side road in Leytonstone.
4thHyde Hall RHSSmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRoy Widgery8 brimstone, 4 small white, 1 large white, 6 orange tip, 5 peacock, 2 small tortoiseshell, 2 speckled wood
4thHolt Field, Barton, Cambs (TL403544)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Orange-TipTony RobertsSmall White 1, Orange Tip 2, Peacock 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1
4thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Peacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin JuppIn my garden late am: 1 male Orange Tip, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood and at least 1 Small White.
4thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Peacock, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRob SeagoVery late for first OT 5 males. Also first GVW
4thGarden (TL9723)BrimstoneLen Cornwell
4thDevil's Dyke, Burwell (TL577650)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueNick Ballard18 Green Hairstreak from Burwell Road to railway cutting this morning. Plus at least 12 Brimstone, 10 Peacock, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Large White, 4 Orange-tip, 2 GV White and 1 Small White, plus a number of unspecified Whites (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
4thDevil's Dyke (National Stud end)Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Dingy SkipperDavid NewlandAbout 2 hour walk alongside racecourse. Only 3 Dingy Skippers seen. No Green Hairstreaks. Brimstone (10), Orange Tip (6), Peacock (4), GV White (4), Common Heath (4).
4thCherry Hinton Chalk Pits (East Pit) (TL485559)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueMarcus RhodesAt least 5 different individuals of Green Hairstreak seen.
4thCentral Park, Harold Hill (TQ546921)Comma, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Jupp3 male Orange Tips, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Small White, 1 Comma and 6 Speckled Wood.
4thBarnack Hills & Holes (TF074046)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueUte MokrosFrom 9 am to 12 noon: sunny morning with a little breeze. Saw 4 pairs of brimstone, 3 peacocks, 1 small tortoiseshell, 10+ male orange tips, 1 male green-veined white, 1 holly blue, 1 small white, 10+ green hairstreak (male and female) (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
4thBack garden, Burnham-on-crouch (TQ948965)CommaSheila Nearyone comma, resting on concrete, then on flowers, at noon, warm and sunny
3rdMilton Country Park (TL481624)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large whiteJanet Mayes1 Peacock and Large White, 3 Small White and 2 Brimstone. One Brimstone swooped down and chased off a Small white. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
3rdMill Road Cemetery (TL461581)Peacock, Green-veined white, Holly BlueNick Ballard2:00pm: 6 Holly Blue, 2 GV White, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Peacock
3rdLarkrise Farm, Barton, Cambs (TL417552)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small whiteTony RobertsBrimstone 3, Small White 5, Peacock 1,
Small Tortoiseshell 2
3rdHemingford Grey (TL289701)Orange-TipUte Mokrosmale orange tip exploring the garden and nectaring on various flowers (comfrey, euphorbia and narcissus) (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
3rdHayley Wood edge (TL294531)Brimstone, Orange-TipNick Ballard2 Brimstone and 3 Orange-tip this morning (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
3rdBlack Notley (TL7620)Peacock, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueGeorge BrownSunny with SW wind. Warmer. All seen in garden.
Female Holly blue out at 9a.m. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
2ndWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Other butterflyKathy Hartnett4 Speckled Wood; 1 Holly Blue (my first this year); 1 Green Hairstreak (my first this year, and also the first time I'd seen one in this section of the Flats); and 'other butterfly': 4 unspecified Whites in the TQ3986 section of the Flats.
2ndHarold Hill (TQ554917)Small white, Holly BlueColin JuppMy first Holly Blue of the year and a Small White.
1stWoodbridge River WalkOrange-TipSheila Neary1 Orange Tip, resting on a leaf, wings open, sunny afternoon
1stWillow Park EWT (TQ6887)Peacock, BrimstoneRob SmithNo Grizzled Skippers on this transect. 3 male Brimstone and a Peacock
1stWheatley Wood (TQ785912)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueGraham BaileyEarly pm walk in hazy then bright sun. Speckled wood 14, Comma 5, Peacock 5, Orange tip 2 male + 1 female, Holly blue 1, Brimstone 1, Small white 2, Green-veined white 1, unidentified whites 7+. My first butterflies of the year, but a bonus was to have good view of a melanistic adder.
1stRspb Ouse Washes at Needingworth (TL3572)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small whiteUte MokrosEarly afternoon, fairly breezy. Saw 4 male brimstone and 2 female, 4 peacock, 2 small white and 1 small tortoiseshell. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
1stRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Green-veined whiteRob Smith2 Peacocks and a Small Tortoiseshell battling each other on the sea wall. A Green-veined White and 5 Small Whites. Suspicion of a large fresh Red Admiral in flight and another late on near Burnham, but could have been Peacocks
1stOver Cutting. Guided buswayPeacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Grizzled SkipperPeter Biggs1 Grizzled skipper.
2 Peacocks
1 orange-Tip
1 small white
1stOrton Brick Pit, Peterborough (TL170930)Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueDavid WithringtonAlong track on the south side of the Pit: Holly Blue (1 in housing estate), Speckled Wood (1),Peacock (1), Green-veined White (6), Orange Tip (8 all males). Butterflies appeared when sun broke through high clouds at 11 a.m.
1stNorth dam meadows Hanningfield (TQ7397)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Orange-TipRoy WidgeryOne each of small tortoiseshell, comma and orange tip
1stHockley Woods (TQ8391)Brimstone, Orange-TipRob SmithBrimstone 3, Orange-tip 3 incl female. Peacock 2
1stFordham Hall Estate (TL923284)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Large white, Orange-TipHarry FaullMainly sunny, 15c, 9 Peacock, 2 Orange Tip, singles Large White, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma.
1stDevils Dyke (TL617616)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-TipJanet MayesBrimstone 3, Peacock 1, Orange Tip 4 (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
1stDevil's Dyke racecourse side (TL613618)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Orange-Tip, Dingy SkipperEli Harji & Oskar BrattstromLots of butterflies moving at the bottom of the dyke, found two very fresh Dingy Skippers resting on patches of bare ground.
1stDevil's Dyke , Reach end (TL577650)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Green HairstreakEli Harji & Oskar BrattstromOne female Green Hairstreak resting on nettle leaves at the bottom of the dyke after crossing the disused railway.
1stCanvey WickSmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled WoodKevin TaylorWarm and sunny today Many Peacocks,6x Green Viened White,3x Speckled Wood,4x Small Tortoiseshell,1x Small White
1stBarnack Hills & Holes (TF074046)Brimstone, Green HairstreakRosalyn Payne & Phil BromleyCool start but warm by 11.30, sunny but windy 1 Green Hairstreak staying low in a sheltered spot (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
1stAlphamstone (garden) (TL875346)Orange-Tip, Holly BlueHarry FaullSunny, 15c. 4 Orange Tip (photo), 1 Holly Blue (Photo(s) supplied: photo )

April 2016
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
30thWooded path behind 'Future Business Centre' (TL455617)Speckled WoodJanet MayesSunning itself (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
30thWestfield Farm, Comberton, Cambs (TL380550)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small whiteTony RobertsBrimstone 4, Small White 5. Small Tortoiseshell 4. Peacock 1
30thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Comma, Peacock, Orange-TipRob Smithat last, some non-hibernators for me. 4+ Orange-tips, including females, one ovipositing on Cuckooflower. single Comma and Peacock (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
30thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Peacock, Speckled Wood, Green HairstreakBob Seago2 of each except 1 Green Hairstreak, first of year
30thBack Garden, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex (TQ948965)Orange-TipSheila NearyOne orange tip in flight, sunny, early afternoon
27thBeech Woods, Gogs (TL483545)Brimstone, Green-veined white, Holly BlueNick BallardIn the sun after lunch - 2 Brimstone, 1 male GV White and 1 male Holly Blue. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
21stWanstead FlatsCommaKathy Hartnett1 Comma, seen along the Evelyn's Avenue section of the Flats.
21stWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Speckled WoodKathy Hartnett6 Speckled Wood, along the Belgrave Road Wayleave.
21stHemingford Grey (TL289701)Small whiteUte MokrosFound a freshly emerged small white on the patio door which a little while later flew off into the garden. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
21stGidea Park Sports Ground (TQ531904)Speckled WoodColin Jupp6 Speckled Woods and 2 Small/G-v Whites.
20thRainham Marshes RSPB reserve (TQ5479)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small whiteSteve Jellett3 Brimstone, 5 Small White, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 25+ Peacock (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
20thMann Wood, Great Leighs (TL7417)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Green-veined whiteGeorge BrownSingles of each,11.05-11.10a.m. Sunny with NE wind.
20thGarden, West BergholtSmall white, Holly BluePhilip SmithOne of each in my garden today
20thDuck Wood LNR, Harold Hill (TQ555924)Comma, Peacock, Green-veined white, Speckled WoodColin Jupp1 Green-veined White, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Comma and 4 Peacock incl 3 along the sheltered W side of the wood.
20thDagnam Park LNR, Harold Hill (TQ547927)Comma, Peacock, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin JuppMale Orange Tip patrolling the bluebell areas in Hatter's Wood, pausing briefly to nectar. Also several Small/G-v Whites seen in the park.
20thCentral Park, Harold Hill (TQ546921)Orange-TipColin JuppMy first Orange Tip of the year.
20thCambridge guided bus way nr. Science Park (TL463614)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-TipJanet Mayes1 Brimstone, 4 small white, 1 Orange Tip, 1 Peacock. sunny (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
20thBlue House Farm EWT Reserve, North Fambridge (TQ877977)Peacock, Small whiteGraham Smith2 Peacock and one Small White along railway embankment
19thWest HanningfieldOrange-TipKevin TaylorFirst Orange Tip for me today
19thWarren Hill, Loughton, on horse ride in Epping For (TQ412956)Brimstone, Orange-TipAnn RobeyFirst Orange-Tip seen by me this year in Epping Forest
19thWanstead Flats (TQ4087)PeacockKathy Hartnett1 Peacock seen in this section of the Flats this afternoon.
19thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small white, Speckled WoodKathy Hartnett1 Brimstone; 2 Speckled Wood; 1 Small Tortoiseshell; 1 Small White; + 1 'unspecified' White, seen in this section of the Flats this afternoon.
19thTer Valley near Cobler's Green (TL6918)Peacock, Green-veined whiteGeorge BrownSunny; NW wind. Singles of each, 10.40-11.20am.
19thMill Green CommonComma, Peacock, BrimstoneKevin TaylorVery warm and sunny Brimstone, Peacock, Comma
19thJohn Weston Reserve (EWT) (TM264246)Peacock, BrimstoneSimon & Pat Cox6-7 Peacocks in reserve + nearby. Also a single Small/G-v White
19thHolland HavenComma, Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined whiteLiz Huxley
19thHemingford Grey (TL289701)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-TipUte Mokrossaw 1 male brimstone, 1 male orange-tip, briefly nectaring on oxalis flower, and 1 peacock butterfly in the garden
19thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueBob SeagoFirst Holly Blue
19thClacton-on-Sea (TM149160)BrimstoneSimon & Pat CoxSingle Brimstone over roadside verge. An uncommon species in the immediate area
19thChigborough Lakes NR, Maldon, Essex (TL8708)Peacock, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodSimon WoodTwo Orange-tip. Also one white sp.
19thBlue House Farm EWT Reserve, North Fambridge (TQ865975)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockGraham SmithOne of each, having an aerial battle
19thBlack Notley (TL7620)Small Tortoiseshell, Orange-TipGeorge BrownBoth in garden. Small tortoiseshell at noon, and male Orange tip at 3.45pm. Weather sunny and warm where sheltered from wind.
17thMilton Country Park (TL481624)CommaJanet MayesSunning itself - day mostly cloudy with sunny intervals (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
17thLawford Lane Writtle (TL685070)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Speckled WoodPatricia Clegg3 Small Tortoiseshell - one very tatty
17thJermaines Wood/Tyler's Common (TQ571907)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockRob Smith4 Peacocks and a Small Tortoiseshell. Not really warm enough for anything else
17thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Peacock, Large whiteBob Seago
17thDagnam Park LNR, Harold Hill (TQ5593)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Speckled WoodColin Jupp1 Speckled Wood, 2 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
17thBarrington (TL4050)Orange-TipPaddy GroveMake Orange Tip, my first of the year. Also two white butterflies spiraling together briefly, probably Small Whites
14thWanstead Flats (TQ4186)Peacock, Speckled WoodKathy Hartnett1 Speckled Wood; + 1 Peacock seen on Wanstead Flats, near the Petrol Station off of Aldersbrook Road.
14thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)Speckled WoodKathy Hartnett2 Speckled Woods seen along the Belgrave Road Wayleave on Wanstead Flats. My first Speckled Woods of this season.
14thNorsey Woods Billericay EssexBrimstoneSheila Neary - Burnham-on-CrouchIn flight, sunny afternoon
14thMill Road Cemetery (TL461581)Comma, Speckled WoodNick Ballard9:00am: 1 Speckled Wood and 1 Comma
14thIngatestone: Fairfield (TQ652994)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockRob SmithPeacock 3, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Comma 1
14thHolland Haven CP (TM217172)Peacock, Speckled WoodSimon Cox3 Peacocks & 1 fresh Speckled Wood
14thHeybridge GP (TL8606)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneSimon Wood
14thGidea Park Sports Ground (TQ531904)Comma, Peacock, Speckled WoodColin Jupp1 Speckled Wood, 2 Peacock and 1 Comma.
14thCambridge guided bus way nr. Science Park (TL464614)Brimstone, Small whiteJanet Mayes2 of each all on the wing during a sunny spell at about 2pm
13thPaines Brook, Harold Hill (TQ549914)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Speckled WoodColin Jupp5 Speckled Wood, 10 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Small White and 2 Brimstones including my first female of the year. Also nr P.Brook on the Harold Wood side of the A12 (TQ551912) another Brimstone (male) and 5 Peacock.
13thMistley (TM124318)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-TipRichard MasonOne of each species flying along a hedgerow in our garden in warm sunshine.
13thMilton Country ParkPeacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large whiteJanet MayesBright and sunny; two Brimstones
13thMill Green Common (TL637013)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneRob SmithBrimstone - 3 males seen together, Peacock 5, Comma 2+, Small Tortoiseshell 1. Possible Orange Underwing moth in flight
13thDogsthorpe, Peterborough (TF208015)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large whiteDavid Withringtonreturn to the walk I made of my local area at the end of March: Bluebell Land, Belvoir Way and Woodfield Millennium Park. Small White (12), Large White (1-Woodfield Park), Brimstone (4), Peacock (21),Comma (7-Belvoir Way), Small Tortoiseshell (3).
13thDevil's Dyke (TL577650)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Green HairstreakNick Ballard9:00am -Midday - My first Green Hairstreak (2) in the bottom of the Dyke, plus at least 12 Peacock, 9 Brimstone, 5 Small Tortoiseshell and 4 Comma (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
13thChigborough Lakes NR, Maldon, Essex (TL8708)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Speckled WoodSimon WoodTwo Speckled Wood
13thCentral Park, Harold Hill (TQ546921)Comma, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Speckled WoodColin Jupp4 Speckled Wood, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 2 Peacock and 1 Comma. Also a superb display of bluebells in Long Wood & Sage Wood.
13thBlue House Farm EWT Reserve, North Fambridge (TQ8796)Peacock, Small whiteGraham Smith4 Peacock and 1 Small White
13thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-TipPam Ditzel1 male Orange Tip, 5 male Brimstones and 4 Whites including at least 1 definite Small.
12thTylers Hall Farm (TQ564910)Comma, Peacock, Speckled WoodColin Jupp2 Speckled Woods along the narrow bridleway.
12thThundersley (TQ802876)Painted Lady, BrimstoneDon DownA Painted Lady on the garden heather. Also a first female Brimstone flying through
12thHeybridge GP (TL8606)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small whiteSimon Wood
12thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Comma, Brimstone, Small white, Large whiteColin JuppIn my garden 1 male Large White, 1 male Brimstone and 2 Comma. Also a Small White on 10th April.
12thDagnam Park LNR, Harold Hill (TQ5593)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large whiteColin Jupp1 male Large White nectaring on plum blossom, 1 Small White, 3-4 male Brimstones, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock and 3 Comma incl 2 nectaring on plum blossom.
12thChigborough Lakes NR, Maldon, Essex (TL8708)Peacock, Brimstone, Speckled WoodSimon WoodOne Speckled Wood
11thStillwells Nature Reserve (TL185959)Large whiteAlbert YorkSingle female sighted at around 11.45am. Looked like it was newly emerged in the last 24 hours. Sunbathing on the ground. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
11thOn B1046to Cambridge (TL3158)Brimstone, Small whiteNick BallardOn road back from Hayley Wood B1046 5 Brimstone and 1 White (Small or possibly male GVW)
11thHayley Wood (TL291531)Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneNick BallardAt least 5 Peacock feeding on bluebells and 2 Comma on Celandine and, when the sun came out...3 Brimstone. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
11thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM101124)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Speckled WoodBob SeagoFresh speckled wood today.
11thAnglesey Abbey, Lode (TL529622)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstoneK Dawson
10thWanstead Flats (TQ4186)Small TortoiseshellKathy HartnettAlthough a blustery day, 1 Small Tortoiseshell seen.
10thSt Osyth (TM113156)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockSimon Cox1 Small Tortoiseshell & 2 Peacocks along St Osyth Creek & another Peacock at Howlands Marsh
10thSt Lawrence Bay (TL9605)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockGraham Smith4 Peacock, 1 Small Tort along seawall
10thSandbeach Outfall, Dengie Coast, Essex (TM0305)PeacockGraham Smith3 Peacock
10thRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockRob Smith3 Small Tortoiseshells and a Peacock on the sea wall. No more than 11 deg, breezy
10thFront garden (TQ948965)PeacockSheila NearyOne Peacock, sunny morning, resting on the soil
10thBradwell St Peter's, Essex (TM0308)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockGraham SmithOne of each
10thBradwell St Peter's, Essex (TM0307)PeacockGraham Smith4 Peacock
10thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockColin Jupp & Pam DitzelAlso visited sections of the park in TQ5291 & TQ5191. Hazy sun with increasing cloud pm and a cool breeze, butterflies restricted to sheltered spots. Totals of in 4 hours - 18 Peacock, 10 Comma and 7 Small Tortoiseshell.
8thHeybridge GP (TL8606)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small whiteSimon Wood
8thHemingford Grey (TL289701)Holly BlueUte Mokrosfemale holly blue on camellia flower nectaring (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
8thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneBob SeagoFirst brimstone, a male. About 6 Comma and 3 Peacoick
8thGalleywood CommonCommaKevin Taylor2x Comma today
8thCambridge University FarmOrange-TipJames FowlerA male settled with wings closed. 13:30, 15oC, overcast and calm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
8thBlue House Farm EWT Reserve, North Fambridge (TQ865975)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockGraham Smith4 Peacock an d 1 Small Tortiseshell nectaring on Blackthorn
8thArdleigh reservoir (TM0329)Orange-TipMartin PeersSingle Orange-Tip flying in bright sunshine at 11.00 a.m. along road beside reservoir
6thNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)Small TortoiseshellKevin Wilson1 Small Tortoiseshell nectaring on a laurel. 12.05pm.
5thWormingford (TL9432)Comma, BrimstoneMartin Peers
5thWormingford (TL9332)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockMartin Peers
5thWat Tyler Country Park (TQ7386)PeacockKathy Hartnett & Iris Newbery1 Peacock.
5thRiver Crouch (TQ7995)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockSteve Jellett2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
5thNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)CommaKevin Wilson1 Comma nectaring on a laurel at 11.35am. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
5thHeybridge GP (TL8606)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockSimon Wood
5thChigborough Lakes NR, Maldon, Essex (TL8708)PeacockSimon Wood
3rdSouthminster: Seasons Wood (TQ949996)Comma, PeacockRob SmithComma 1, Peacock 4
3rdRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockRob SmithSmall Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 6, and a rare sea wall Comma - only my second ever on transect here.
3rdLawford/Cattawade (TM0932)Small Tortoiseshell, Small whiteMartin PeersSmall Tortoiseshell 4; Small White 1
3rdIngrebourne valley (TQ5283)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockJanet Edmunds & Dave JonesWent out about 2.30pm - 4.30pm for our first hunt for butterflies this year was not dissopointed as we saw 50+ peacock, 13 comma and 9 small tortoiseshell.
3rdFen Drayton RSPB (TL3469)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockPaddy GroveOne Comma, a couple of Small Tortoiseshells and 2 or 3 Peacocks (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
3rdExchange Lands, Wanstead (TQ4287)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockKathy Hartnett2 Small Tortoiseshells, and 1 Peacock seen in the Exchange Lands (located alongside Wanstead Park).
3rdDeal Hall, Dengie (TQ0197)Peacock, Small whiteGraham SmithOne
3rdDanbury Common (TL783046)BrimstonePatricia CleggThree male Brimstone near pond
3rdDanbury (TL780050)Small Tortoiseshell, Red AdmiralPatricia CleggOne of each in meadow near church
3rdCanvey Wick Nature Reserve. Canvey Island (TQ766834)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Small white, Speckled WoodAlan DayMild but hazy, first Transect of the year. Fist Small White and Speckled wood.
3rdBradwell St Peter's, Essex (TM032082)PeacockGraham SmithOne nectaring on Cherry Plum
3rdBlackley Lane gravel pits, Great Leighs (TL7319)BrimstoneGeorge BrownMale Brimstone, 12.45pm. Hazy sunshine; SE wind.
3rdAlthorne: Mansfield Farm FP (TQ916985)Comma, PeacockRob Smithsingles
2ndin flight, back garden, Burnham-on-crouch, EssexPeacockSheila NearySunny afternoon
2ndYaxleyPeacock, Red Admiral, BrimstoneDiana WatsonBeautiful sunny day and a close encounter with the Brimstone which stayed in the garden for sometime
2ndWanstead Flats (TQ4086)PeacockKathy Hartnett1 Peacock seen along the Belgrave Road wayleave.
2ndThames Chase, Harold Court (TQ559912)Comma, PeacockColin Jupp3 Peacock and 3 Comma.
2ndSpringfield (TL7207)Small TortoiseshellGraham SmithSunning itself on a table outside Costa Coffee!
2ndPaines Brook, Harold Wood (TQ551912)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Small whiteColin Jupp1 Small White (+ 1 unidentified white), 8 Comma, 3 Peacock and 4 Small Tortoiseshell incl a pair in courtship.
2ndPaines Brook, Harold HillSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Speckled WoodColin JuppAlong the stretch of Paines Brook between Petersfield Avenue and the A12, my first Speckled Woods (2) of the year, 13 Small Tortoiseshells on the nettle banks, plus 2 Peacock and 2 Comma.
2ndNr St Osyth (TM1415)Comma, Small whitePat CoxSingle Comma & Small White in our garden
2ndMonks Wood (TL1979)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined whiteRosalyn PayneBrimstone 10, Comma 14, Peacock 6, Green-veined White 1/ Sunny, 15 deg
2ndMill Green CommonComma, Peacock, BrimstoneKevin Taylor2+ Brimstone today Peacock 1 and Comma 1
2ndKelvedon: The Coppice (TQ572996)Comma, PeacockRob SmithPeacock 2, Comma 1
2ndKelvedon: Beacon Hill FP (TQ558988)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockRob SmithSmall Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Comma 2
2ndJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneRob SmithBrimstone 2m, Comma 4, Peacock 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1
2ndIn flight, front garden, Burnham-on-CrouchBrimstoneSheila NearyLarge Brimstone, bright yellow, sunny morning
2ndHeybridge Basin (TL871065)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockPatricia CleggAlong seawall, south of lock
2ndGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockBob SeagoFirst Small Tortoiseshell joined several of the others.
2ndBedfords Park, HaveringComma, Peacock, BrimstoneIan Phillips6,possibly 7, male Brimstone; 12 Peacock; 9 Comma seen on a circuit of the park between 12pm & 2pm
2ndBack garden, Cambridge (TL462583)Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneKeith Edkins (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
2ndBabraham Park And Ride (TL477545)PeacockKevin Wilson1 Peacock seen on the wing as stepping out of bus at 1.20pm.
2nd'Lords' golf course, Rayleigh, Essex (TQ807934)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstoneSteve Jellett2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 1 Brimstone
1stNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)PeacockKevin WilsonOne Peacock seen on the wing at 12.35pm.
1stHornchurch Country Park (TQ5383)Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneKathy Hartnett & Iris Newbery3 Brimstones; 3 Peacocks; and 1 Comma, seen whilst walking around Hornchurch Country Park today.
1stGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, PeacockBob SeagoMore than 2 Peacock and 2 Comma.

March 2016
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
31stback garden, Dagenham. (TQ472847)Peacock, Speckled WoodLinda Harriss1 speckled wood on a shallow dish of water, 1 peacock on a hyacinth. Fine sunny weather.
31stWanstead Park (TQ4187)CommaKathy Hartnett1 Comma seen flying along a path beside the Heronry Pond in Wanstead Park this afternoon.
31stRomford (A12) (TQ523908)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockColin Jupp4 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock and 3 Comma on sheltered grassy banks near the A12 in late afternoon sunshine. Also 1 Peacock and 1 Comma nearby on Risebridge Golf Course (TQ523911) and 2 Comma on Romford Golf Course (TQ524902). All were in tetrad TQ59F.
31stRise Park, Romford (TQ514910)Comma, PeacockColin Jupp & Sheila Barnett3 Peacock and 1 Comma mid afternoon.
31stHolland Haven CP (TM217172)Small whiteSimon CoxSingle Small White
31stHarold Hill (TQ548926)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small whiteColin Jupp1 Small White, 1 male Brimstone in my garden and a Small Tortoiseshell nearby. Elsewhere on Harold Hill (TQ554917) another Small Tort nectaring on dandelions on grass verge beside the A12 at 10.45.
31stHampton (TL168950)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small whiteR Orbell7 Peacock, 7 Small Tortoiseshell,1 Small White and 1 male Brimstone this morning
31stBelfairs Woods (TQ826875)Speckled WoodAshley Pinnock
31stBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Comma, BrimstonePam Ditzel2 male Brimstones and 5 Commas. The latter were nectaring on blackthorn and Cherry Laurel blossom.
31stAll Saints Church, Norton Mandeville. (TL580046)Small Tortoiseshell, BrimstoneRosie & Bill Perkins.1, Small Tortoiseshell, 1, Brimstone.
30thThorpe Wood (TL160983)Comma, Small whiteDon Gardener
30thDogsthorpe, Peterborough (TF208015)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockDavid WithringtonComma(14), Small Tortoiseshell(7), Peacock (1)- most butterflies seen on the grassy edge of Belvoir Way next to the ring road enjoying the sunshine
27thMill Road Cemetery (TL461582)Comma, Brimstone, Small whiteNick BallardLunchtime passing-by....
25thWest canvey Marshes RSPB reserve (TQ7684)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockSteve Jellett3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
25thWat TylerPeacock, BrimstoneAndrew CoxPeacock: two from hide overlooking reedbed.
25thWanstead Flats (TQ4086)CommaKathy Hartnett1 Comma seen in the SSSI area of Wanstead Flats.
25thVillage garden (TL3844)BrimstoneJosh JoyceSpent plenty of time in the garden having a browse
25thThe Endway, Steeple BumpsteadSmall TortoiseshellAnnette HallIn good condition, warming in the sunshine.
25thSunnymead Fm, Wivenhoe (TM055227)Small Tortoiseshell, BrimstoneSimon & Pat Coxsingle Brimstone & Small Tortoiseshell
25thStonewall Road, Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire (TL453531)PeacockCLARE MORRISsingle butterfly
25thShut Heath Wood N.R. (TL853133)Comma, PeacockRosie & Bill Perkins.2,Comma 1,Peacock.
25thOld Rail Line Comberton (TL381544)Peacock, BrimstoneTony RobertsBrimstone 1. Peacock 1.
25thNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)BrimstoneKevin Wilson3 male Brimstones seen on the wing at noon today. Sunny.
25thMill Green Common (TL637013)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneRob Smith & Graham SmithSpent a few hours here. At least 2 male Brimstones, 2 Commas, a Small Tortoiseshell and 1+ Peacock
25thLongthorpe (TL160983)Small whiteDon GardenerI had two sightings of a small white in my garden an hour apart
25thLaindon WestBrimstoneAndrew CoxBrimstone: male along Mandeville Way. Flew across the footbridge over the railway; may have gone into the trees bordering the railway.
25thHemingford Grey (TL289701)BrimstoneUte MokrosMale Brimstone butterfly on the wing in the garden late morning.
25thGidea Park Sports Ground (TQ531904)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockColin JuppSingles each of Small Tortoiseshell, Comma and Peacock around 3pm.
25thExchange Lands, Wanstead (TQ4287)CommaKathy HartnettTwo Commas seen in the Exchange Lands (aka Old Sewage Works, located alongside Wanstead Park.
25thDownham Market (TF610022)Small TortoiseshellJon StubleyTechnically Norfolk I know, but not far from the border. 1 Small Tortoishell sunning itself in my father's back garden.
25thDagnam Park LNR, Harold Hill (TQ5593)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small whiteColin Jupp1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Comma and 2 Peacock seen in the park early pm, plus a male Brimstone in my garden adjacent (TQ548926).
25thComberton (TL387546)Brimstone, Small whiteTony RobertsBrimstone 1. Small White 1.
25thComberton (TL383547)BrimstoneTony RobertsBrimstone 1
25thComberton (TL382563)BrimstoneTony RobertsBrimstone 1.
25thColne Point EWT (TM101124)PeacockBob Seago" Peacocks, the first butterflies this year for me
25thCollier Row (TQ496912)BrimstoneBill AmosMale Brimstone in garden at midday.
25thCaxton (TL304580)BrimstoneClive SearleBrimstone 1.
25thBurwell (TL587674)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, BrimstoneDavid WithringtonBrimstone (5),Comma (2), Small Tortoiseshell (1)
25thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, BrimstonePam Ditzel1 Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 1 Peacock and 1 Red Admiral.
22ndTrumpington (TL450541)BrimstoneMike Foley
22ndSt Osyth Creek (TM113156)PeacockSimon CoxSingle Peacock on flowering blackthorn
22ndSt Ives - My Garden (TL311720)Comma, BrimstoneIan Johnstone2 Comma and a Brimstone flying around my garden at approx. 11:30. Weather was very sunny, light wind with air temperature around 10'C. The Comma were flying around together and one settled long enough for me to take some photos. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
22ndSt Faith's, Brentwood (TQ5893)BrimstoneAndrew Stroud
22ndNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)BrimstoneKevin WilsonTwo male Brimstones in flight at 11.35am. Sunny conditions.
22ndMilton Country Park (TL479623)Peacock, BrimstoneLaura Osborne1 of each species
22ndLot meadow, Toft (TL3555)BrimstoneR WallisBrimstone flying in a sunny bramble margin
22ndIngatestone, Essex (TQ646996)Comma, PeacockGraham SmithSingles. Comma bred in garden last autumn, the caterpillars feeding on a dwarf elm (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
22ndHemingford Grey, A14 junction (TL289693)Small TortoiseshellUte MokrosSmall tortoiseshell in pristine condition in the field along Gore Tree Rd at A14 juntion
22ndHarold Hill (TQ548926)Peacock, BrimstoneColin Jupp2 male Brimstones and 2 Peacock in my garden early pm.
22ndHardwaick (TL382594)BrimstoneTony RobertsBrimstone 1
22ndDry Drayton (TL405637)BrimstoneTony RobertsBrimstone 1.
22ndDevil's Dyke, Reach-end (TL575653)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstoneNick BallardThis morning: at least 3 Brimstone, 4 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
22ndComberton (TL388582)BrimstoneTony RobertsBrimstone 1.
22ndCentral Park, Harold Hill (TQ546921)Small Tortoiseshell, CommaColin Jupp1 Comma and 1 Small Tortoiseshell during brief visit mid afternoon, the former nectaring on blackthorn.
22ndCanvey Wick (TQ7683)Small TortoiseshellSteve JellettWarm day single small tortoiseshell B/fly
22ndBar Hill (TL380633)BrimstoneTony RobertsBrimstone 1
20thWoodwalton Farm (TL215819)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockROSALYN PAYNE1 Peacock flying by on section 4 of the transect route (Riddy Wood)and 1 Small Tortoiseshell on section 7 basking on the ground. 1.30, sunny, approx 9 deg C
17thPaines Brook, Harold Hill (TQ549914)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockColin JuppSingles each of Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and Comma between 2.45-3pm, my first 2016 sightings of all three species.
17thIngatestone, Essex (TQ646996)CommaGraham SmithOn Crocuses in sheltered sunny spot in garden
17thGarden in Buckden (TL197678)BrimstonePeter SharpeOne Brimstone feeding on daffodil and primula
17thGarden in Brentwood (TQ578932)CommaLesley OttewellThe comma fluttered past a tree and looked like a leaf being blown on the breeze until it landed on the upstairs windowsill 10" from me. It stayed for about five minutes basking in the sunshine, before flying off.
17thFowlmere RSPBSmall TortoiseshellDoug Radford
17thExchange Lands, nr Wanstead Park (TQ4287)Small TortoiseshellKathy HartnettOne Small Tortoiseshell sunning itself in the Exchange Lands area (aka Old Sewage Works), beside Wanstead Park, this afternoon. My first butterfly sighting of 2016.
17thComberton (TL387546)BrimstoneTony RobertsBrimstone 1 Male flew through the garden
17thChigborough Lakes NR, Maldon, Essex (TL870089)CommaSimon WoodTwo
14thSt Ives Guided Bus route near River Ouse bridge (TL325703)BrimstoneIan JohnstoneSpotted 2 Brimstones flying in between some brambles around the grass verge near the footpath. The weather was sunny and felt warm although the light wind was cool.
14thJNCC car park, Peterborough, PE1 1JYPeacockNeil GoldingPeacock butterfly flying across carpark around 3pm GMT. Landed on sunny side of building.
13thsth. ockendon gardenSmall TortoiseshellTricia CSingle on flowers
13thFulbourn FenSmall TortoiseshellEli Harji & Oskar BrattstromOne specimen moving around feeding on some early flowers
12thWrittle, Chelmsford (TL673059)PeacockRichard BiggDon't know if this counts as a legitimate sighting. Clearing my garage I came across a very sleepy Peacock. Carefully moved to a dark corner I let him sleep on.
11thChelmer Village, Chelmsford (TL729074)Red AdmiralPatricia CleggOn wall of private house. Sunny, mild afternoon.
10thMatching (TL5112)PeacockBryan RussellVery lethargic in 8/9 degrees (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
10thHorsley Cross Street (TM123286)CommaJim ReedCool but sunny. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
7thChigborough Lakes NR, Maldon, Essex (TL870089)PeacockSimon WoodOne
3rdcanvey island,Small whitePeter Le Countsaw small white here today , canvey island,
sunny but cold .
3rdCoatesSmall TortoiseshellJames Hanlon

February 2016
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
24thUpminster EssexSmall TortoiseshellAngela SharpFeeding on a Pansy in our front garden (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
21stBradwell St Peter's, Essex (TM032082)PeacockGraham SmithNectaring on Cherry Plum
12thThe Perse School, CambridgeRed AdmiralAlex Petter1 Red Admiral flying in the sun, occasionally pausing to bask in the sunlight but never for long and usually high up on the side of a wall.
11thgarden (TM0522)CommaMo Jacksonflying up and down ivy covered hedgerow
11thMain Road, Gidea Park (TQ525899)Red AdmiralColin JuppA Red Admiral seen in flight only.
11thCambridge Road, Ely (TL536801)PeacockFrancis WoodroffeSunny and vaguely spring-like afternoon. Flew past me as I walked across my drive.

January 2016
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
27thCaxtonPeacock, Small whiteTony RobertsSmall White 1. very early emergence - possibly pupated somewhere warm?
24thCaxton (TL304580)PeacockTony RobertsPeacock 1.
16thOrwell PitSmall TortoiseshellJames FowlerOn cliff, basking in sun. First butterfly of 2016, almost exactly a month earlier than 2015. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
6thJohn Weston Reserve, EWT (TM264246)PeacockSimon & Pat CoxVery abraded individual but able to fly. Calm morning with intermittent sunshine


 
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