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Butterfly Conservation
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   Cambridgeshire and Essex Branch


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First Sightings 2019

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Hummingbird Hawkmoths Please note that we DO NOT post Hummingbird hawkmoth records on this sightings page. Nationally, Butterfly Conservation collates observations of these, which are passed to each area at the year end. Please send records of Hummingbird hawkmoths (or other migrant moths such as Convolvulus hawkmoth) to the following site: http://butterfly-conservation.org/612/migrant-watch.html

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January 2019
12thCanvey Island (TQ7883)Holly BlueAlan & Diane Daya female found floating in garden pond - rescued and released (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
9thBradwell Bird Observatory, Bradwell-on-Sea, EssexRed AdmiralJohn SutherbyOne Red Admiral on the wing and sunning itself in front of the Obs.
8thThorndon ParkRed AdmiralPete JacksonOn mahonia outside centre
8thFulbourn (TL532559)Red AdmiralRoger LemonOne Red Admiral, first seen in flight then resting on sheltered side of hedge, adjacent to footpath, in sunshine.
5thWest Mersea (TM0012)Red AdmiralNeil Mortimergarden sighting, midday
3rdHigh Woods CP, Colchester (TM001270)Red AdmiralPeter Beardlanded and basked on a leaf (Photo(s) supplied: photo )

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