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SIGHTINGS 2019

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First Sightings 2019

 Red Admiral 3rd Jan Holly Blue 12th Jan
 Peacock 28th Jan Small Tortoiseshell 2nd Feb
 Brimstone 13th Feb Painted Lady 21st Feb
 Comma 24th Feb Small White 26th Feb
 Green-veined White 21st Mar Speckled Wood 24th Mar
 Orange-Tip 28th Mar Large White 31st Mar
 Green Hairstreak 1st Apr Small Copper 18th Apr
 Small Heath 19th Apr Grizzled Skipper 20th Apr
 Dingy Skipper 22nd Apr Brown Argus 22nd Apr
 Wall 29th Apr Common Blue 2nd May
 Clouded Yellow 15th May Heath Fritillary 22nd May
 Large Skipper 25th May Meadow Brown 30th May
 Black Hairstreak 1st Jun White-letter Hairstreak 8th Jun
 Marbled White 9th Jun Essex Skipper 17th Jun
 Purple Hairstreak 17th Jun Small Skipper 18th Jun
 Ringlet 20th Jun Silver-washed Fritillary 20th Jun
 White Admiral 20th Jun Gatekeeper 22nd Jun
 Dark Green Fritillary 23rd Jun Purple Emperor 25th Jun
 Chalk Hill Blue 3rd Jul

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We do not post Hummingbird hawkmoth (or other moths) records on this sightings page. Butterfly Conservation UK records sightings of migrant moths centrally at migrant watch

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December 2019
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
30thLower Sheering (TL489141)Red AdmiralLaurence DrummondOne briefly in gardens ,Ladywell prospect @12.30 pm
25thWanstead - My Garden (TQ4089)Red AdmiralChristian MossMy first ever Christmas Day butterfly. What a treat. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
23rdWanstead - My Garden (TQ4089)Red AdmiralChristian MossRed Admiral seen today briefly sunning itself on my window. A lovely Christmas treat.
19thToft (School Lane) (TL360561)PeacockRebecca BuissonFlying around and settled, no sun to bask in, no flowers around for nectar.

November 2019
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
30thWestley Height (TQ684865)Red AdmiralMarkOn the wing in a brief spell of sunshine.
18thLongthorpe (TL160983)CommaDon GardenerA Comma landed this morning in a sheltered spot in the garden
10thToft (School Lane) (TL360560)Red AdmiralRoger BuissonPeriods of feeding on verbena and basking in sun
9thGreat Holland Pits NR (TM201191)Speckled WoodBrian Goodey
8thClacton on Sea, sea front (TM173143)Painted LadyBrian GoodeySunning itself on a south-facing wall.
6thNew Shardelows Farm Fulbourn (TL538542)Red AdmiralKevin Wilson1 RED admiral in flight 12.43 pm.
4thHorndon On The Hill, Essex 2 Acre Wildlife Garden (TQ6582)Red AdmiralPaul Wakeling1 Red Admiral @ 11:20 today sunny getting nectar from a Dahlia flower.
3rdLongthorpe (TL160983)Red AdmiralDon GardenerA Red Admiral briefly in the garden today
3rdGreat Holland Pits NR (TM201191)Red AdmiralBrian GoodeyRA x2

October 2019
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
29thBassenhally, Whittlesey (TL287987)CommaDavid WithringtonOn the southern edge of the Nene Washes, I was pleased to see a Comma sunning itself on a gatepost.
28thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, PeacockRobert SeagoQuite surprised to see either so late. Possibly Sm Copper and Speckled Woods are finished.
27thHorndon On The Hill, Essex 2 Acre Wildlife Garden (TQ6582)Red AdmiralPaul Wakeling1 red admiral in the midday sun
23rdHolland Haven (TM2116)Speckled WoodGeorge BrownMainly cloudy with sunny spells. Light E wind. 2p.m.
1 Speckled wood in small wood beside entrance road.
22ndWhitemoor reserve (near March) (TF407006)Comma, Red Admiral, Small White, Speckled WoodDavid WithringtonOne of each plus two Small Whites.
22ndLongthorpe (TL160983)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted LadyDon GardenerLunchtime today in my garden 2 Comma, 1 Painted Lady and 1 Red Admiral all together on a plant in the sun.
22ndHorndon On The Hill, Essex 2 Acre Wildlife Garden (TQ6582)Comma, Peacock, Red AdmiralPaul Wakeling1 Comma good specimen basking in the midday sun on Buddleja then Salix.
1 Peacock on Aster.
1 Red Admiral fluttering around the garden in the
afternoon sun.
22ndHolland on Sea front (TM189154)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Large White, Clouded YellowBrian GoodeyOne painted lady, two clouded yellow
22ndGreat Holland Pits NR (TM201191)Comma, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Small CopperBrian Goodey
22ndGarden in Little Eversden (TL373535)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Large WhiteJames Fowler13:00, cool and sunny. Three Red Admiral, singletons of others.
19thNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)Red Admiral, Small WhiteKevin WilsonSeveral sightings of what I believe to be the same Red Admiral as seen in the same general area. First sighting 11.39 am then 12.20 pm,12.38 pm and 12.57 pm. Also 1 Small White 12.16 pm. Sunny.
19thLongthorpe (TL160983)Comma, Red AdmiralDon GardenerComma and Red Admiral both settled briefly in my garden within minutes of each other
18thLong Running Epping Forest (TQ434998)Red AdmiralMerry Chris Moss3 red admirals seen on my morning stroll. Wonderful.
18thGarden (TL9623)Red AdmiralLen Cornwell1 Prestine individual
17thNew Shardelows Farm near Fulbourn (TL538542)Peacock, Small WhiteKevin Wilson1 Peacock seen at 11.37 am and 2 Small Whites At 12.10 pm.
17thHorndon On The Hill, Essex 2 Acre Wildlife Garden (TQ6582)Peacock, WallPaul Wakeling1 Peacock, 1 Wall @ 10:10am today on Red Valerian,English marigold and Royal bumble salvia.
17thGarden in Little Eversden (TL373535)Comma, PeacockJames Fowler12:00, bright, still and cool. Two Peacock and a single Comma basking. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
16thHorndon On The Hill, Essex 2 Acre Wildlife Garden (TQ6582)Comma, Peacock, Red AdmiralPaul Wakeling1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma.
Today @ 10:30am in bright sunshine on buddleja
15thHolland on Sea (TM189154)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small White, Large White, Clouded YellowBrian GoodeyTwo painted lady and a single clouded yellow
15thGreat Holland Pits NR (TM201191)Comma, Red Admiral, Small White, Speckled Wood, Small CopperBrian Goodey
10thNew Shardelows Farm near Fulbourn. (TL538542)Red Admiral, Small WhiteKevin WilsonOnly 2 butterflies seen today- 1 Small White 12.05pm and 1 Red Admiral 12.10pm.
10thHaslingfield (TL419522)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small White, Speckled WoodJames Fowler14:00, bright,cool and windy. Two Small Tortoiseshell feeding on thistles, 5 Small White, 2 Red Admiral and single Speckled Wood.
9thRing's End, Nene Washes (TF398028)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small WhiteDavid WithringtonI found Small Tortoiseshell(3), Comma(1), Peacock(1), Red Admiral(3), Painted Lady(1) and Small White(4) - mostly on outer embankment footpath just south of the A15/A141 roundabout.
9thOne tree hill Langdon hillsClouded YellowSky
9thHorndon On The Hill, Essex 2 Acre Wildlife Garden (TQ6582)Small WhitePaul Wakeling2 small white
9thHolland on Sea (TM189154)Painted Lady, Small White, Large WhiteBrian GoodeyA single painted lady.
8thGreat Holland Pits NR (TM201191)Comma, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Small CopperBrian GoodeySC X5, RA X8, C X5, SW X10
7thHorndon On The Hill, Essex 2 Acre Wildlife Garden (TQ6582)Painted LadyPaul Wakeling1 painted lady ex condition
7thCobbs Wood FarmWimpole Hall (TL345518)Red AdmiralKevin WilsonI was surprised to see a Red Admiral in flight near the farm being overcast and relatively cool.2.44 pm.
5thWanstead Park - Epping Forest (TQ4287)Small WhiteChristian MossFive small whites seen today around the old sewage works.
5thHorndon On The Hill, Essex 2 Acre Wildlife Garden (TQ6582)Painted Lady, Small White, WallPaul Wakeling1 Wall,1 Red Admiral,1 Small white
4thHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583588)Painted Lady, Small WhiteKevin Wilson2 Small Whites and 1 Painted Lady during a brief sunny spell. 2.51 pm-2.56 pm.
4thGarden in Little EversdenComma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small CopperJames Fowler15:00, cool and sunny, 2 x Painted Lady & 2 x Red Admiral feeding on ivy, 1 x Comma and 1 x Small Copper both basking. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
2ndRing's End, Nene Washes (TF398028)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small White, Large WhiteDavid WithringtonA walk around revealed several butterflies enjoying the sunshine - Small Tortoiseshell(5), Comma(5), Red Admiral(2), Painted Lady(1), Small White(14), Large White(2).
2ndNew Shardelows Farm Fulbourn (TL538542)Red Admiral, Small White, Large WhiteKevin WilsonAt least 3 Small Whites nectaring and sunning themselves on Buddleia between 1.pm-3.58pm. Also 1 Large White. 1 Red Admiral in the orchard.
2ndHorndon On The Hill, Essex 2 Acre Wildlife Garden (TQ6582)Small WhitePaul Wakeling3 Small Whit
2ndGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Red Admiral, Small White, Speckled Wood, Small CopperRobert SeagoSame selection as yesterday with 2 Small Copper, 2 Comma, 1 Small White, ~5 Red Admiral and ~8 Speckled Wood
1stWanstead Park - Epping Forest (TQ4287)Red Admiral, Small White, Green-veined White, Speckled Wood, Brown Argus, Small CopperChristian MossNice to see a couple of Brown Argus this morning.
3 Small Coppers, 2 Green-veined Whites, 6 Small Whites, 7 Speckled Woods, 1 Comma & a Red Admiral all seen before I got thoroughly soaked.
Wanstead Park 01/10/19 (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
1stRussell Green, E of Little Waltham (TL7412)Painted LadyGeorge BrownDull with drizzle, 12.20p.m. 1 fresh Painted lady.
1stNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)Comma, Small WhiteKevin Wilson1 Comma and 2 Small Whites nectaring on a Buddleia 12.22 pm. Surprised to see a Small White flying in light rain 2.27 pm.
1stKelvedon allotments (TL855187)Other butterflyLindsey CornesPupating caterpillar Continental Swallowtail
1stHorndon On The Hill, Essex (TQ6582)Red Admiral, Small White, Large White, Green-veined White, WallPaul Wakeling1 Wall,4 Red Admiral,1 Green-veined White,4 large White,5 Small White.Great to see a Wall basking in the early morning sun today.

September 2019
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
30thOne mile west of Coal House FortPainted Lady, Small White, Large White, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Wall, Common BlueAlan Waddoups13 Small White; 1 Large White; 3 Speckled Wood; 1 Painted Lady, 2 Clouded Yellow; 1 Common Blue in intermittent sunshine on a mild morning. All seen beside the footpath on the bank of the Thames. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
28thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Red Admiral, Small WhiteRob SmithA Red Admiral and a Small White. Complete tail off ends the transect season
25thMaxey and Etton Pits (TF130072)Comma, Red Admiral, Small White, Speckled WoodDavid WithringtonA sunny mid-morning after lots of rain: Comma(3), Red Admiral(1), Small White(8), Speckled Wood(5).
23rdThurrock Thameside NP, (TQ698180)WallDenis TuckWall Brown 2. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
23rdHadleigh Country Park, Benfleet Downs (TQ786858)Comma, Small White, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Wall, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperAndrew WoodhouseA female Wall, 3 Clouded Yellow, 3 Small Copper, 8 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 10 Speckled Wood, 3 Small Heath, 12 Meadow Brown and a Comma.
23rdGreat Holland Pits NR (TM200192)Comma, Red Admiral, Small White, Large White, Green-veined White, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperBrian GoodeyRA 1, C 4, GVW 1, SW 6, LW 3, SW 12, CB 1,
HB 1, SC 9, BA 3
23rdBenfleet Downs (Hadleigh CP) (TQ786858)Comma, Red Admiral, Small White, Large White, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Wall, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common BlueDavid ChandlerWall and Clouded Yellows on the butterfly transect section No.2 near to Benfleet Railway Station. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
21stWheatley Wood, Rayleigh (TQ788912)Comma, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Common Blue, Small CopperGraham BaileyEarly pm walk - full sun with fresh breeze from E. Speckled wood 10, Peacock 2, Comma 2, singles of Small copper and Common blue. Large white 4, several each of Small and G-V white.
21stMiddlewick Ranges, Colchester (TM005232)Red Admiral, Small Heath, Small CopperRob Smith58 Small Coppers over north and east flanks. Frequent clashes and courtship behaviour. 3 Small Heath, 2 Red Admiral. occasional unidentified whites
21stJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Peacock, Red Admiral, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small HeathRob SmithSmall Heath 2, Green-veined White 4, Speckled Wood 5, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1
21stHeadley Common, Warley (TQ587914)Small CopperRob Smithovipositing on Sheep's Sorrel
20thWallasea Island (TQ9793)Painted Lady, Small white, Clouded Yellow, Small Heath, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperIan Cotgrove15+ Clouded Yellow (most numerous along the eastern part of the reserve)17 Common Blue, 3 Brown Argus, 7 Small Copper (most numerous along the southern edge and western part of the reserve) 1 Painted Lady, lots of Small Heath & Small White. Seen over a 6 hour period covering most of the reserve.
20thLark Rise Farm (TL4054)Common BlueVince LeaFine fresh male Common Blue my 14th species this week
19thThames Gateway WLT site Stamford le Hope (TQ697806)Red Admiral, Small white, Wall, Meadow BrownDavid ChandlerFour [3rd Gen?] Wall seen between the WLT's visitors centre and the bird hide nearest to the mouth of the creek entering the Thames.
19thMaxey and Etton Pits (TF130072)Comma, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Brown ArgusDavid WithringtonA sunny and warm day; observations around noon: Comma(2), Painted Lady(1), Brimstone(1male), Small White(12), Large White(2), Speckled Wood(1), Small Heath(1), Brown Argus(1).
18thThaxted Recreation Ground (TL611311)Large white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled WoodStephen Dutton2 Large Whites, 1 Speckled Wood. 1 Clouded Yellow, first seen by me in Thaxted since 28 July 2017!
18thLark Rise Farm (TL4054)Red Admiral, Small white, Small Heath, Holly BlueVince Lea
17thWormingford airfield (TL917301)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Small CopperMartin PeersRed Admiral 2, Painted Lady (worn), Small White c25,
Green-veined White 5, Small Heath 2, Small Copper (female); others singles.
17thWandlebury CP (TL494532)Large white, Meadow Brown, Small CopperAlan CoulsonSmall Copper 4. Meadow opposite Cherry Pond. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
17thPilgrims Hatch gardenComma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large whiteTom Hyde2 fresh Comma's,2 Red admirals,1 Painted Lady lots of Large and Small Whites all feeding on Lobelia
17thAythorpe Roding to High Roding. (TL591165)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Brown ArgusRosie & Bill Perkins, Linda & George Jenkins.1,Red Admiral, 1,Comma, 2,Speckled Wood, 1,Brown Argus, 1,Small Heath, 30+,Small Whites, 10+,Large Whites.
15thGreat Holland Pits NR (TM201191)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperBrian GoodeyGood emergence of small copper. No painted lady, although there are still one or two locally.
15thChatham Green: Wilderness Foundation (TL717160)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small HeathRob SmithSmall Heath 4, Speckled Wood 2, Large White 1, Small White 5, Comma 3, Red Admiral 4
14thWanstead East London (TQ405892)Other butterflyChristian MossLong Tailed Blue just landed in my garden in Wanstead. I cant believe it. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
14thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow BrownRob SmithSmall Heath 3, Meadow Brown 1, Speckled Wood 4, Red Admiral 5, Painted Lady 1, Comma 3, Clouded Yellow 1, Large White 1, Small White 3
14thHeath Lane Six Mile Bottom (TL586583)Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Small CopperKevin WilsonButterflies seen along the footpath between 3.30 pm-4.25 pm,25+ whites of which 8 Small whites identified, 2 Green-veined whites and 1 Large white. Also 3 Small Heaths and 1 Small Copper. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
14thEast Tilbury (TQ693791)Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Wall, Meadow BrownDenis TuckSmall White 7, Large White 5, Soeckled Wood 8, Wall 12. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
13thWest cambridge siteCommaLouise Bacon
13thSouthend Seafront (TQ868852)Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Clouded YellowDavid ChandlerOne male Clouded Yellow amongst other "whites" nectaring on yellow flowers on Southend seafront between The Oyster Creek Kitchen and Rossi's ice cream kiosk. One, possibly migrating, Red Admiral.
13thDoddinghurst Garden.Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Small HeathRosie & Bill Perkins.1,Small Heath (a first for our garden).
1,Painted Lady, 4,Comma, 4,Red Admiral, 7,Small White, 3,Large White.
12thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperRobert SeagoSurprised by 1, maybe 2 White Admirals.I have seen sec brood one year before. Comma~6, Red Ad ~20, PL 1, Speckled Wood ~20, Com Blu 2, SC 1, HB 2,BA ~5, LW 1, SW ~20, GVW 1
10thStilwells, Hempsted, Peterborough (TL185960)Red Admiral, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small CopperDavid WithringtonIt was good to see Small Copper not far from the dual carriageway ring road.
8thGunners Park, Shoeburyness (TQ932845)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Small Heath, Common Blue, Small CopperGraham BaileyMid-afternoon walk around site. Lovely to see 20 Small copper (on ragwort), 22 Small heath, 3 Common blue, singles of Clouded yellow, Small tortoiseshell and Painted lady. Also a Large white and several each of Small and Green-veined white.
8thGreat Holland Pits NR (TM201191)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperBrian GoodeyJust a couple of painted lady, now outnumbered by red admirals
8thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperRobert SeagoOne Small Copper and 1 Small Heath, 1 Painted Lady. Other species slightly more numerous. Best numbers were Speckled Wood, Small White and Brown Argus. 10+
5thSt Ives Guided Bus Route (TL3369)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Common BlueIan JohnstoneSightings between 09:30 and 12:30. Fresh Breeze, mainly sunny, Temp 18-20'C.
2 - Small Tortoiseshell
2 - Comma
12 - Red Admiral
3 - Painted Lady
12+ - Small White
8 - Large White
1 - Green-veined White
6 - Speckled Wood
1 - Common Blue (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
5thRing's End, Nene Washes (TF398028)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperDavid WithringtonI walked from village down to River Nene near sluice. Small Tortoiseshell(5), Comma(1), Red Admiral(6), Painted Lady(3), Small White(10), Large White(2), Green-veined White(6), Brown Argus(1), Common Blue(4), Small Copper(2).
5thHolland on Sea (TM197158)Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Clouded YellowBrian GoodeySea front: c.200 small White, five painted lady - numbers dropping daily, eight red admiral and a single clouded yellow.
5thAythorpe Roding to High Roding. (TL591165)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small HeathRosie & Bill Perkins.4,Painted Ladies, 6,Red Admiral, 5,Speckled Wood, 7,Small Heath, 20+,Small Whites, 9,Large Whites.
4thWallasea Island (TQ9793)Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Clouded Yellow, Small HeathIan Cotgrove20+ Clouded Yellows along the Jubilee Marsh trail
3rdSt Ives (TL3172)Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Holly BlueIan JohnstoneSightings between 12:30 and 14:30. Warm, sunny, strong breeze, Temp 20-22'C.
20+ - Large White
25+ - Small White
2 - Red Admiral
1 - Holly Blue
Whites were mating and laying eggs on Cabbage and Kale in my garden.
3rdSouth Woodford, garden (TQ397900)Red Admiral, Large white, Green-veined whiteNick ChallonerFirst sighting of a green-veined white in my garden this year
3rdHarold Hill (TQ548926)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined whiteColin Jupp10 Small White including 2 mating pairs, 4 Large White, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma
3rdGusted Hall Woods, Hockley. (TQ839906)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Large white, Speckled Wood, Wall, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Common BlueDavid GloverCommon Blue x4
Large White x5
Meadow Brown x2
Painted Lady x3
Peacock x1
Red Admiral x2
Small Heath x3
Speckled Wood x2
Wall Brown x1
3rdDagnam Park LNR (TQ5593)Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow BrownColin Jupp46 Small Heath, 3 Meadow Brown, 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Copper, 3 Holly Blue, 10 Green-veined White, 2+ Small White
2ndOrchard Hadstock Essex CB21 4NU (TL558448)Red Admiral, Painted LadyColin RowlandsonSighted 1st Sept 12.30 pm warm, still, sunny day approx. 200+ Red Admiral , and some Painted lady butterflies in our mixed fruit orchard feeding on fallen Victoria plums. Wonderful sight
1stWeald Country Park (TQ566946)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Common Blue, Small CopperColin Jupp3 Small Copper, 3m Common Blue, 2 Comma, 3 Painted Lady, 6 Red Admiral heading south, 3 Small Heath, 5 Meadow Brown, 6 Speckled Wood, 12 Small White, 2 GV White, 2 Large White
1stRowney Woods (TL337573)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Speckled WoodStephen Dutton34 Speckled Wood 8 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 2 Large Whites, 2 Small White, 1 Painted Lady
1stRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob SmithPainted Lady 2, Red Admiral 1, Common Blue 1, Brown Argus 1, Small Heath 4, Small White 8, GV White 2, plus a Red Admiral heading south across estuary, seen from boat at TL951064
1stGunners Park, ShoeburyRed Admiral, Small white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Small HeathTrevor HockeyLots of Small Whites, two Small Heaths, Two Clouded Yellow, one Common Blue and one Red Admiral
1stCanvey Wick (TQ765834)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common BlueIan WattsThere was fine weather and a good turnout for the final field trip of the season. A reasonable number of species were seen but butterfly numbers, with the exception of the whites, were rather low. The highlight was a good sighting of a Clouded yellow, the first of the year for most of us on the walk. Outside of the walk I also saw another Clouded Yellow and a single Common Blue to add to the species list. There are plenty of peas growing at Canvey Wick but sadly no sight of any Long-tailed Blues. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )

August 2019
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
31stJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Holly BlueRob Smithmy first Clouded Yellow of the year and first ever on this transect. Small Heath 3, Meadow Brown 7, Speckled Wood 3, Painted Lady 3, Comma 2, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1, Small White 8, Green-veined White 2, Large White 1, Holly Blue 4
31stChurch Lane NR, North Weald (TL495046)Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperIan WattsCommon blue second brood seems to be fading quite rapidly.
31stCanvey Wick (TQ7683)Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Clouded Yellow, Small Heath, GatekeeperPatricia Clegg3 Clouded Yellow; 1 very faded Gatekeeper
31stBenfleet Downs (Hadleigh CP) (TQ786858)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueDavid Chandler15species seen on transect including Clouded Yellows (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
30thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueRobert SeagoFaded Painted ladies and generally small numbers of everything.
29thRiver Nene, Castor (TL104978)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small HeathDavid WithringtonRound walk along Nene backwater and back along river. Small Tortoiseshell(2), Red Admiral(2), Painted Lady(1), Small White(12), Green-veined White(7), Speckled Wood(1), Small Heath(2).
27thSouth Woodford, garden (TQ397900)Comma, Small whiteNick ChallonerFirst sighting of a comma in my garden this year
27thCircular walk from Tollesbury Square. (TL956104)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Holly Blue, Small CopperRosie & Bill Perkins.26,Small Heath, 9,Holly Blue, 1,Small Copper, 2,Comma, 1,Speckled Wood, 4,Painted Ladies, 6,Red Admiral, 1,Small Tortoiseshell, 10,Meadow Brown, 60+,Small White, 15+,Large White, 5,Green-veined White.
26thFleam Dyke SSSI (TL553540)Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Chalkhill BlueJulia NapierMike Gittos wrote: A bit disappointing given today's conditions: there were more Painted Ladies and Red Admirals in my garden. Red Admirals, Meadow Browns and Brimstones (and probably Brown Argus) were about but not in 'the count'.
26thBarrington (TL4150)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Brown Argus, Common BluePaddy GroveGood numbers of Painted Lady, Common Blue, Small and Green-veined White,and Small Heath. (Small Heath photo was taken on previous day, but plenty around today also) (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
25thWalk along river Wid from Doddinghurst. (TQ593986)Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common BlueRosie & Bill Perkins.1,Red Admiral, 25+,Small White, 7,Large White, 3,Green-veined White, 9,Speckled Wood, 7,Small Heath, 25+,Meadow Brown, 10+,Common Blue, 25+,Brown Argus.
25thTillingham Marshes (TM023010)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Green-veined white, Common BlueRob Smithearly morning walk along the sea wall saw 2 Common Blues and Green-veined Whites. Then alongside a huge lucerne field (Medicago sativa) Painted Lady 10, Red Admiral 2, several whites and probably 100,000 Latticed Heath moths! Surprisingly, no Clouded Yellows
25thMorborne Hill (TL127914)Small white, Small Heath, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperDavid WithringtonOn the Sunday morning I visited Morborne Hill, home to the tall transmitter towers. Along the roadside I saw - Small White(18), Small Heath(1), Gatekeeper(2), Brown Argus(12) and Common Blue(30). Just down the hill on the edge of Morborne village I can add Common Blue(4) and Small Copper(1).
24thTanholt Pits, Peterborough (TF238017)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Wall, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common BlueDavid WithringtonOn the morning of Saturday 24 August, I walked through Tanholt Pits to the adjacent farmland, where I saw a rather worn Wall Butterfly on the farm track. The other totals were - Small Tortoiseshell(3), Comma(1), Peacock(2), Red Admiral (5), Painted Lady (11), Small White (23), Green-veined White(5), Speckled Wood(5), Smal Heath(4), Meadow Brown(4), Gatekeeper(5), Brown Argus(1), Common Blue(1).
24thRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob SmithSmall Tortoiseshell 1, Painted Lady 2, Small White 8, Small Heath 6, Common Blue 8, Brown Argus 1, Holly Blue 3
24thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Holly Blue, Brown ArgusRob SmithComma 6, Painted Lady 1, Red Admiral 1, Brown Argus 2, Holly Blue 2, Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown 9, Small Heath 3, Small White 4, Green-veined White 3
24thHolme Fen (TL199893)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common Blue, Small CopperRosalyn Payne14.45-15.30, 28 degrees, no wind, small tortoiseshell 2, red admiral 3, painted lady 3, brimstone 7, small white 4, large white 4, green-veined white 6, meadow brown 1, gatekeeper 3, common blue 1, small copper 1
24thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperRobert SeagoMost species a little few in number.Good to see about 3 Small Heaths as they are weak on this site. 1 Holly Blue but they have taken a tumble here I think.
24thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperRobert SeagoGood to see 3 Small Heaths in 2 places on this site where they are spasmodic. Just 1 Holly Blue, only one in this new brood so far
23rdWhite Fen. Between Swaffham Bulbeck Load/Bottisham (TL537646)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common BlueKevin WilsonHot and sunny with a breeze. Butterflies seen-4 Small Whites and 1 Green-veined white identified. Flight views of several unidentified whites. Also 2 Painted Ladies, 2 Red Admirals, 2 Small Tortoiseshells, 1 Comma,, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Meadow Brown and 1 Common Blue. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
23rdStansted airport (TL542225)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brown ArgusNick ChallonerArea of grassland at Stansted airport, Essex. A number of painted ladies, one red admiral, and a brown argus that alighted for a while on its larval food plant (rock-rose).
23rdHolland on Sea (TM189154)Peacock, Painted LadyBrian GoodeyFive painted lady in our garden; hundreds more in adjacent gardens and along sea front. Just one peacock, in our house, searching for a hibernation site.
23rdGreat Holland Pits NR (TM201191)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperBrian Goodeyc.200 painted lady in various states of freshness. Two worn SG and one fresh WG comma. c.50 brown argus.
23rdFlood Plain NR, North Weald (TL495046)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueIan WattsSeems a long time since the spring brood but Brown Argus is back again here. CB very strong – probably most numerous species on the reserve.
23rdCanvey Wick Nature reserve (TQ766837)Red Admiral, Small white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Wall, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueDavid ChandlerTwo Clouded Yellows and a Wall on the same visit. Superb.
22ndWormingford airfield (TL917305)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Brown ArgusMartin Peers50+ Painted Ladies all over the airfield, 4 Small
Tortoiseshells, 8 Red Admirals, 10+ Small Whites,
4 Small Heaths, 4 Brown Argus; others singles.
22ndBures Hamlet (TL916330)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common BlueMartin PeersSmall White 5, Small Heath 5, Brown Argus 8,
Common Blue 3 (1 female); others singles.
22ndBenfleet Downs (Hadleigh CP) (TQ786858)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueDavid ChandlerTwo Clouded Yellows in the meadows near the Benfleet station end of the reserve.
21stThaxted Meadow (TL613316)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Meadow BrownStephen Dutton14 Painted Lady, 6 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Red Admiral on
Wild buddlaia shrubs. Red Admiral favouring the white variety.
21stReach, Devil's Dyke & Burwell cutting. (TL5765)Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, Chalkhill BlueMartin Peerssightings include field alongside dyke: Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady 2, Small White c40, Green-veined White 4, Speckled Wood 4, Small Heath 12, Meadow Brown 5, Brown Argus 18, Common Blue 14, Small Copper 2, Chalkhill Blue 70 (c20 females). Others singles.
21stPilgrims HatchSmall Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large whiteTom HydeLots of Painted Ladies on the local buddleia's over the last week double figures most days ...numbers down a bit today as the buddeia's are starting to die off ..but lots of fresh Large White's .
21stGarden in Little EversdenComma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueJames Fowler13-00-14:30, warm bright and breezy. At least 5 Painted Lady feeding along with 2 very fresh Red Admiral. A single Holly Blue,
21stFingringhoe Wick (TM045195)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperLen CornwellTotals included 2 Red Admirals, 3 S Copper, 3 S Wood, 5 Brown Argus, 5 Common Blue and 10+ Painted Lady's between 10.30-11.50
20th`600 yds east of Stondon Massey (TL590009)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common BlueAlan Waddoups And Steve Debattista5 male and one female Brimstone seen at 12.30 pm within one 100yd stretch of footpath. Other species, including six Brown Argus, seen on footpaths between there and Ongar. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
20thThaxted Meadow (TL613316)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Large white, Small Heath, Brown Argus, Common BlueStephen Dutton8 Small Heath, 4 Painted Lady (3 fresh), 4 Large White, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Common Blue
20thMill Green Common (TL637013)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Green-veined white, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Small CopperRob Smithsingles of all species
19thWicken Fen (TL555700)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperKevin WilsonSunny spells and thundery showers at Wicken Fen this afternoon. Butterflies seen-10 Red Admirals,9 Meadow Browns, 3 Painted Ladies, 2 Gatekeepers, 1 Speckled Wood. 1 Small White and 1 Green-veined white identified, plus flight views of several unidentified whites. 1.55 pm-3.40 pm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
19thMaxey and Etton Pits (TF130072)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueDavid WithringtonMorning walk, most butterflies seen in sheltered area at south end of fishing lake just north of Maxey Cut. Comma(1), Peacock(1), Red Admiral(12), Painted Lady(8), Small White(25), Large White(5), Speckled Wood(3), Meadow Brown(17), Holly Blue(1), Brown Argus(3), Common Blue(2).
19thIngrebourne Valley (TQ543841)Painted LadyDavid McGough5 Painted Lady in the same place, some pristine some not (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
19thGarden (TL9723)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large whiteLen Cornwell3 P Lady, 2 S White, 1 each of other two
19thFlood Plain NR, North Weald (TL495046)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Painted Lady, Large white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common Blue, Small CopperIan WattsFirst visit in over a month. Common blue fairly abundant - the summer brood seems significantly larger than the disappointing short-lived spring brood. Nice to see a handful of Small Tortoiseshells. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
18thRHS Hyde Hall (TR784995)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown ArgusMike Gittos
18thOrwell Clunch PitSmall white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common BlueLouise BaconNo clouds of blues this year but today the new generation of Small heath out inforce - none over past couple of weeks on transect, tday minimum 10 on the wing
17thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob Smithspotted my first ever Orange-tip pupa on Garlic Mustard along Dark Lane. Only a few female browns left, Gatekeeper 6, Meadow Brown 5. Also Painted Lady 2, Speckled Wood 11, Brown Argus 2, Common Blue 1m, Holly Blue 7, Small White 2, GV White 1, Large White 1 (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
17thGarden in Little EversdenSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueJames FowlerEarly afternoon, warm, bright and breezy, Gatekeeper most numerous followed by Small White. Two each of Small Tortoiseshell and Red Admiral all very fresh.
17thBarrington (TL4150)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Small Heath, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Common BluePaddy GroveNice to see quite a few Common Blues
17thAversley Wood (TL162820)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperRosalyn Payne3.30 - 5pm On the walk up 2 small white, 1 large white, 2 green-veined white, 1 small tortoiseshell, 2 red admiral, 3 painted lady 2 gatekeeper. In the wood 2 comma, 6 red admiral, 2 silver-washed fritillary, 10 large white, 8 green-veined white, 7 speckled wood, 1 meadow brown, 3 gatekeeper
16thHare Park Six Mile Botton (TL583588)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small whiteKevin WilsonCool overcast and breezy. I was therefore surprised to see 3 butterflies on the wing mid morning.1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Small White. 10.10 am.-10.21 am. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
15thRSPB Rainham MarshesPeacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Wall, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly BlueKen Bentley
15thGlemsford Pits (TL8446)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperMartin PeersRed Admiral 2, Painted Lady 2, Small White 10+,
Large White 2, Green-veined White 2, Speckled Wood 4, Small Heath 3, Meadow Brown 3, Gatekeeper 4,
Brown Argus 4 (2 pairs), Common Blue male + female (well separated), Small Copper female
15thFoxearth Meadows reserve (TL8346)Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown ArgusMartin PeersPainted Lady 3, Small White 10, Large White 1,
Green-veined White 8, Speckled Wood 4, Small Heath 2, Meadow Brown 6, Gatekeeper 6, Brown Argus 2.
15thBlack Notley (TL7620)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large whiteGeorge BrownMainly cloudy in morning then sunny in afternoon with strengthening W wind. In garden - 2 Small tortoiseshell, single Peacock & Red admiral; 1 Painted lady at 11.50a.m. then 7 at 4.50p.m. at Buddleia or basking nearby (all fresh).
14thNea Shardelows Farm near Fulbourn (TL538542)Red Admiral, Large white, Meadow BrownKevin WilsonOnly 3 butterflies seen today. 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Meadow Brown. 9.07 am.
14thHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583588)Other butterflyKevin WilsonFlight views of 1 unidentified white 8.am.
13thHockley Woods (Meadow on SE corner)Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Large white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Common Blue, Small CopperDavid GloverGatekeeper x12
Clouded Yellow x1
Common Blue x4
Meadow Brown x10
Peacock x1
Painted Lady x2
Red Admiral x1
Small Copper x2
Small Heath x3
Speckled Wood x3
13thCherry Hinton Chalk Pits, Cambridge (TL484559)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Common BlueEdward PollardMostly in East pit. But Common Blue (5) only in West Pit.
13thBulmer (TL8339)Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common Blue, Small CopperMartin PeersPainted Lady 2, Small Heath 4, Gatekeeper 5,
Meadow Brown 6, Common Blue & Small Copper males
13thBedford Purlieus (TL038988)Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown ArgusPaul FisherAfternoon visit, 20-21c,Southern ride only. Silver-Washed Fritillary x7,Brimstone x3,Small White x3,Green-Veined White x2,Unident Whites x2,Speckled Wood x1,Ringlet x1,Meadow Brown x6,Gatekeeper x15,Large Skipper x2,White-Letter Hairstreak x2(+1?),Holly Blue x1,Brown Argus x2
13thBarnack Hills and Holes (TL074045)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, Chalkhill BluePaul Fisher16:00-18:00pm,19-20c,Breezy.Small Tortoiseshell x1,Red Admiral x3,Painted Lady x22,Silver-Washed Fritillary x1(Male),Small White x8,Large White x5,Green-Veined White x2,Unident Whites x6,Small Heath x8,Marbled White x1(Male),Meadow Brown x24,Gatekeeper x9,Large Skipper x1,Essex Skipper x3(Males)also +1 Small/Essex Skipper? Brown Argus x7,Common Blue x7(Male)x2(Female),Small Copper x5,Chalkhill Blue x11(Male)x4(Female).
12thDevils Dyke July Race Course (TL610623)Chalkhill BlueKevin WilsonI walked beside the dyke along the north east side from the A1304 to the A11. Overcast, but I counted 58 Chalkhill Blues, males and females.3.13 pm-3.48 pm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
12thBurwell Cutting, Cambridgeshire (TL573265)Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, Chalkhill BlueEdward Pollard1 45 - 2 30 pm. Warm sun. Still. 69 Chalkhill Blue counted along Burwell Cutting between Devil's Dyke and the road bridge (most of them in the section beteen the dyke and the footpath that comes down from the road). Also: 3 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 11 Common Blue, 6 Painted Lady, 6 Gatekeeper, 10 Meadow Brown, 8 Small White, 1 GV White, 1 Small Skipper (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
12thBedfords park, HaveringOther butterflyIan PhillipsJersey Tiger moth on bush outside visitor centre 11.30 am (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
11thNorthlands Wood, Langdon CP.Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperDenis TuckRed Admiral 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Large White 14, Speckled Wood 20-30, Meadow Brown 30-40, Gatekeeper 20-30. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
11thMonks Wood (TL200803)Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueSteve Binding12pm/2.30pm cloud/sun ints , Breezy.(17)Spec W. (15+)Med Brn.(15) Ringlet.(30+) Gate,s.(6)Silv Wash.(2) Red Ad.(1) Brim. (2) P,Cock. (5) Lrg Skip. (1)Essex Skip. (8+)Grn V Wht. (3) Lrg Wht. (2) Sm Wht.(5+) P,Lady.(2) Brn Arg.(1)Com Blue male. Still plenty of nectar source along most rides.
11thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob Smith6 fresh Holly Blues and 2 Painted Ladies. Common Blue 1, Brown Argus 3. Speckled Wood 10, Small Heath 1, Meadow Brown 26, Gatekeeper 32. Singles others, including a last small/Essex Skipper.
8thThaxted local Meadow and Hedgerows (TL613315)Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common BlueSteve Dutton5 Small Heath, 4 Common Blue, 3 Brown Argus, 3 Gatekeeper, 6 Large White, 2 Small White, 1Speckled Wood, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Peacock
8thMann Wood, Great Leighs (TL7417)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueGeorge BrownPrivate woodland with no public access. Sunny and warm, 10.25a.m.-12.35p.m. 2 Comma, 3 Peacock, 1 Red admiral, 8 Painted lady, 1 female Silver-washed fritillary, 1 Holly blue. 6+ male Common blue and Brown argus too numerous to count among knapweed in wildflower meadow (+ 1 Small/Essex skipper here). (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
8thKing's Dyke Nature Reserve (TL2497)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Large white, Wall, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueUte MokrosWarm sunny morning, low to moderate wind. The 'brownfield' site just along the car park is full of buddleias. There we saw 2-3 wall brown, not very fresh, 10-20 painted ladies (not just at that site), one common blue, one brown argus, 3-4 peacocks, 5-10 large white. Elsewhere in the reserve lots of gatekeepers, a few meadow browns, two commas, one each of ringlet, small tortoiseshell and brimstone . (Also saw a kingfisher from the bird hide.) (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
8thFleam Dyke SSSI (TL553540)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, Chalkhill BlueRoger Lemon338 Chalkhill Blues. If you walk from Fulbourn Nature Reserve along the Dyke, you will see an abundance of 'weeds' providing lots of nectar. I remember this effect after the clearance of the bank in 2004/5. CHBs will be near the disused railway and on the good chalk grassland slope beyond there leading to Mutlow Hill. Cross the A11 and walk to the Bedford Gap. (You can also park in the layby on the A11. It is not only for lorry drivers.) The best areas for CHBs are towards the Bedford Gap. You should see dozens. Watch for the brown females in the Horseshoe Vetch plants along the path. £1,000 of
conservation work paid for by Butterfly Conservation. Thank you very much, Julia Napier
8thCanvey Wick Nature reserve (TQ766837)Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Wall, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueDavid ChandlerTwo second-generation Wall seen by the mound near to the Morrison's supermarket end of the reserve.
8thAbberton Reservoir (TL965174)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common BlueSteve GrimwadeApprox 150 PAINTED LADIES nectaring on Bristly Ox-tongue and Fleabane around the reservoir, an impressive sight!
7thTanholt Pits, Peterborough (TF238017)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Wall, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common BlueDavid WithringtonWalk along footpath to farm track and drain at east end. Small Tortoiseshell(2), Peacock(7), Red Admiral(5), Painted Lady(4), Small White, Large White, Green-veined White, Speckled Wood(3), Wall(4), Small Heath(5), Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus(4), Common Blue(1). There was a Wall Brown at the junction of the two main pits, and 3 more on the farm track at the east end, where I had seen one on 24 May.
7thRing's End, Nene Washes (TF398028)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly BlueDavid WithringtonRather a windy morning, but I saw Small Tortoiseshell(1),Peacock(2), Red Admiral(12 - mainly on buddleiah in the car park), Painted Lady(5 also on buddleiah), Small White, Green-veined White, Speckled Wood(1), Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue(1).
7thNew Shardelows Farm near Fulbourn (TL538542)Painted LadyKevin Wilson6 pristine Painted Lady butterflies nectaring on 2 large Buddlieahs mid morning to late afternoon.
7thLeigh-on-Sea (TQ847863)Other butterflyJohn Wright(Continental) Swallowtail Papilio machaon alighted on Buddleia in my garden for about a minute. Ran for camera but it flew off before I could get a photo - probably due to windy conditions blowing bush about. Have seen very many in Europe (and Scarce Swallowtail) and British race in Norfolk. I've been watching butterflies for over 40 years and am 100% certain of the id (I've seen all the UK Butterflies). But feel free to email me for further details if required.
7thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperColin JuppIn my garden up to early pm on buddlieas: 1 very worn faded m Silver-washed Fritillary, 7 Painted Lady, 3 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 1 Peacock, 1 fresh Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Large White, 4 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 3 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown
7thHadleigh Park (TQ785857)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Wall, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueIan CotgroveSilver-washed Fritillary (possibly more than 1) seen along and near the gas-pipe route. 2 late White-letter Hairstreak, 2 Wall & 8 Painted Lady
7thBulmer (Goldingham Hall) (TL8340)Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperMartin PeersPeacock 2, Small White 10+, Large White 2, Green-veined White 5, Speckled Wood 2, Small Heath 2,
Meadow Brown 20+, Gatekeeper 12, Essex Skipper 3,
Purple Hairstreak male on oak tree, Small Copper male: all records FWAG and other set-asides.
7thBlack Notley (TL7620)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, GatekeeperGeorge BrownSunny periods with a shower in afternoon. W wind.
Sightings in garden, p.m. Fresh Small tortoiseshell, fresh Red admiral, worn Painted lady, fresh female Silver-washed fritillary basking on lilac in hedge at 2.35p.m. (but gone when I returned with camera), 1 or 2 Commas, and c3 Gatekeepers and Small whites.
7thBarnack Hills & Holes (TF075044)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, Chalkhill BlueRosalyn Payne3-4 pm Warm and sunny but very windy. small tortoiseshell 1, peacock 2, painted ady 6, small white 4, large white 3, marbled white 1, small heath 1, meadow brown 2, gatekeeper 6, small skipper 8, large skipper 1, brown argus 4, common blue 3, small copper 2, chalkhill blue 12
6thRoman Road (TL509533)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Chalkhill BlueTrish And Sam Agnew
6thLangham (TM0334)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperMartin PeersSingles apart from 2 Painted Ladies, 15 Meadow Browns & 5 Gatekeepers.
6thBedford Purlieus, north part (TF042005)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Brown ArgusDavid WithringtonA morning walk in northern section of Bedford Purlieus with open grassy area within the woodland. I saw Comma(2), Peacock(64), Red Admiral(9), Painted Lady(25), Silver-washed FRitillary(19), Small White(7), Large White(3), Meadow Brown(20), Gatekeeper(16), Small Skipper(2), Brown Argus(4).
5thShortgrove, Saffron Walden (TL526353)Other butterflySylvie GummeryJersey Tiger Moth on side of garden table under overhang.
5thLagoons Perry (TL157671)Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperSteve Binding3pm/6.20pm. sun/cloud .very breezy (16)Com blue incs 5 females.(4) Brn Arg.(2)Red Ad.(1) P,Lady and Sm Copper and one Small heath (2nd Gen) and Spec W. Some Meds, Gate,s Sm Wht , Grn V Wht. And a fist for here, a Silver wash frit on teasel+ bramble worn as per photo. The Small copper was if fact larger than the norm at 40mm wing span, yes I managed to actually use a piece of grass stem as a rule without it flying off. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
5thGarden (TL9723)Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperLen Cornwell3 P Lady, 3 S White, 1 each of the others
5thEversden WoodPeacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown ArgusJames Fowler12:30-14:00, sunny intervals and breezy. Still plenty SWF some very tatty. 5 Holly Blues. Single fresh Brown Argus in main ride. Numerous GVW and Ringlet.
4thThorndon Park (south)Painted Lady, Small white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Common BlueAndrew Cox
4thSouthey Wood (TF108028)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperDavid WithringtonWalk up main track and back to 'car park': Comma(5), Peacock(12), Red Admiral(2), Painted Lady(7), White Admiral(1), Silver-washed Fritillary(38), Brimstone(2), Small White(13), Large White(8), Green-veined White(6), Speckled Wood(4), Ringlet(14), Meadow Brown(15), Gatekeeper(40), Large Skipper(10).
4thShepreth - Malton (TL3848)Comma, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Small CopperPaddy GroveQuite a good haul of species on the Shepreth - Malton 'riverside walk'. I'm not 100% sure of the Smalll Copper - just a fleeting view.
4thLarkins field Robin Hood Churchyard BrentwoodSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperTom HydeCounted at least 10 Painted Ladies.. several Red Admirals mostly on buddleia's.
4thGarden (TL9723)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperLen Cornwell3 P Lady/S White, 1 each of the others. Observations made in Morning.
4thDevils Dyke, Burwell. (TL582645)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Chalkhill BlueAde Cooper/ Caroline Scott60 Chalkhill Blue seen in 400yds along the dyke.
4thClacton on Sea (TM184179)Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted LadyBrian Goodeyc. 20 painted lady, 7 peacock and 5 red admiral on a single buddleia bush in the car park of Clacton Shopping Village.
4thBoxted Lake (TM0033)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperMartin PeersI recorded the above (mostly singles) on a trip to see dragonflies (9 spp) at Boxted Lake this morning.
Large White 2, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 4.
4thBlackley Lane gravel pits, Great Leighs (TL7319)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common BlueGeorge BrownOvercast but quite warm. SE breeze, 1.15-3.10p.m.
Several fresh Small tortoiseshells on Fleabane, 2 Peacocks, single Red admiral and Painted lady,
several fresh Speckled woods, c10 Brown argus, c6 male Common blue.
4thBarrington (TL4050)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Holly BluePaddy GroveA nice fresh new brood Holly Blue (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
4thAnglesey Abbey (TL531623)Peacock, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperDavid And Margaret Eastlickpeacock 1
gatekeeper 6
meadow brown 3
3rdWicken Fen (TL560708)Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common BlueDavid And Margaret Eastlickgatekeeper 25
peacock 12
common blue 4
meadow brown 10
speckled wood 8
red admiral 3
painted lady 1
ringlet 1
brimstone 1
brown argus 4
cloudy bright, no wind, seen over 120 minutes
3rdRSPB Fowlmere. (TL407454)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperAde Cooper
3rdRSPB Fowlmere (TL307454)Comma, Silver-washed FritillaryAde CooperThe Silver-Washed Fritillary is not often seen on the reserve.
3rdLangdon Hills (EWT Willow Park & Mark's Hill).Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common BlueAndrew CoxOne marbled white; a slightly faded & worn female
One ringlet;now rather worn, sunning itself.
Two painted ladies feeding on knapweeds.
3rdJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob Smithtransect - Small Skipper 2, Essex Skipper 2, Large Skipper 1, Small White 3, Green-veined White 4, Purple Hairstreak 1, Brown Argus 2, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 2, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 11, Gatekeeper 80, Meadow Brown 52, Ringlet 1
3rdHatfield forest (TL534195)Comma, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Large white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Purple HairstreakLaurence DrummondForest looking tired, all the plains have been mowed and much of the bramble/nettles/thistles flailed, One male Purple emperor flew into central territory 13.05,but was not active up to 13.40, SWF well down ,faded/ worn,few butterflies,compared to recently.
3rdHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583588)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperKevin WilsonPleased to see a fresh Small Copper nectaring on Marjoram mid morning and 2 fresh Painted Ladies. Also in the same area- 1 male Brimstone, 1 Comma, 1 Small Skipper,1 Small Heath, 2 Essex Skippers, 2 Common Blues, 1 male and 1 female, 2 Red Admirals, 3 Green-veined Whites, 3 Brown Argus, 4 Peacocks, Small Whites, Large Whites Gatekeepers and Meadow Browns. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
3rdGarden (TL9723)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Holly BlueLen Cornwell4 Painted Lady, 3 L&S White, 2 Red Admirals and 1 Holly Blue
2ndVange MarshSmall Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common BlueAndrew Cox
2ndThaxted Meadow (TL613316)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Common BlueStephen Dutton4 Meadow Brown,3 Common Blue, 10 Large Whites,2 Small Whites, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Peacocks, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Comma, 1Gatekeeper
2ndTen Wood (TL665556)Silver-washed FritillaryKevin WilsonI spent over 2 Hours walking the footpath by Ten Wood during which I counted 11+ Silver-washed Fritillaries. Most showing signs of wear, although 1 male was in pristine condition![not photographed]. 2.55 pm.-5.15 pm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
2ndSt Ives to Holywell Ouse Valley Way (TL330705)Comma, Peacock, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Common BlueDavid Eastlickgrid reference is an an aggregated value
24 deg C no wind early afternoon 60 minutes walk
comma 3
gate keeper 3
brimstone 1
peacocks 5
common blue 1
meadow brown 2
small skipper 3
green veined whites 2
numerous other unidentified small whites
painted lady 3
2ndSouth Woodford, garden (TQ397900)Red Admiral, Painted LadyNick ChallonerFirst red amiral and painted lady seen in my garden this year
2ndPaxton Pits (TL199628)Peacock, Painted Lady, Small white, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueSteve Binding5pm/7.40pm overcast odd sunny int 20c breezy. A late afternoon/ early evening check on Brown Argus numbers came to (65) all in roost mode or sunning. A excellent number and only (6) Common Blue roosting amongst them? . There were plenty of Med Brn and Gates also roosting. with the rest in single figures . I only checked the heath area and surrounding edges.
2ndHoughton Mill to St Ives by river bank (TL290709)Comma, Peacock, Painted Lady, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperDavid Eastlickgrid reference is an aggregated value
time of walk minutes deg C no wind
gatekeeper 5
meadow brown 4
comma 5
peacock 4
painted lady 2
red admiral 1
many small whites but not identified
2ndHolland on Sea (TM189154)Painted LadyBrian GoodeySeven painted lady on Sedum etc in gardens adjacent to sea front.
2ndHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583588)Small whiteKevin WilsonLovely sight of 10 Small Whites nectaring on one lavender 9.40 am.
2ndGreat Yeldham (TL7639)Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple EmperorMark Wooda rare sighting of a female Purple Emperor nectaring. Also a male Silver-washed Fritillary on Hemp Agrimony (garden sightings sent to recorder) (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
1stGarden (TL9723)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Holly BlueLen Cornwell3 S white, 2 L White & Painted Lady, 1 each of others
1stBrooks Reserve (TL808268)Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, GatekeeperRay WalkerAn abundance of Gatekeepers seen with a sighting of a Fritillary (Not identifies) Several Peacocks nectering.
1stBedford Purlieus southern ride (TL040990)Comma, Peacock, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, White-letter HairstreakDavid WithringtonMorning visit - sunny intervals: Comma(1), Peacock(3), Silver-washed Fritillary(10), Small White(5), Large White(3), Green-veined White(3), Speckled Wood(1), Ringlet(8), Meadow Brown(12), Gatekeeper(16), Large Skipper(1), White-letter Hairstreak(2).
1st30a Hinton Avenue, CB1 7AS (TL471565)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly BlueJulia NapierA particularly good day for my very small but flowery back garden, rounded off with a White Letter Hairstreak nectaring on a Shasta Daisy. My neighbour on Cavendish Avenue has/had a 30ft elm sucker, which also began to die in July.
There are dying elm suckers on the Hills Road. In the woodland beside Long Road, on the track to St Mary's Sports Ground, there are a lot of suckers, and near the gates one tall substantial tree.
Would it be possible to have a 'report your Hairstreaks' website for the City. Also Small Blues are turning up. Cheers, Julia

July 2019
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
31stHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583588)Large whiteKevin Wilson1 Large White on the wing 8.15 am despite being overcast.
31stGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, Common BlueRobert SeagoPainted Ladies, Peacocks and Red Admirals in 10s and looking brilliant. Even nicer to see a Small Tortoiseshell recently emerged.
31stDevils Dyke – by the July Racecourse entrance to t (TL617614)Chalkhill BlueDebbie Broom, Rob And Kerry ReeveChalkhill blue approx. 50+
Windy, cloudy, some brightness
30thNorthlands Wood, Langdon Hills CP (TQ685878)Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow BrownDenis TuckSilver-washed Fritillary-female 1, Small White 2, Large White 1, Speckled Wood 12, Meadow Brown 20-30. Very windy. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
30thGarden (TL9723)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, GatekeeperLen Cornwell1 of each. A lot of short sharp showers pm
29thWoodfield Park, Peterborough (TF208013)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Small CopperDavid WithringtonI was surprised to see so many butterflies in this small park in a housing estate - Comma(2), Peacock(15), Red Admiral(3), Painted Lady(2), Small White(7), Green-veined White(3),Speckled Wood(1), Ringlet(11), Meadow Brown(33), Gatekeeper(63), Small Skipper(2), Holly Blue(1), Brown Argus(2), Small Copper(1).
29thWalk from Debden to Rowney Wood. (TL573337)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueRosie & Bill Perkins, Margaret & Jim Dalgarno.1,Purple Emperor settled on path, 15,Small Skippers, 3,Essex Skippers, 1,Brimstone, 60+,Small White, 40+,Large Whites, 3,Green-veined Whites, 1,Brown Argus, 2,Common Blue, 6,Red Admiral, 14,Painted Ladies, 1,Small Tortoiseshell, 25+,Peacock, 2,Comma, 15,Speckled Wood, 25+,Gatekeepers 35+,Meadow Brown, 12,Ringlet, 4,Small Heath.
29thTrumptington Meadows / Byron's Pool. Cambridge (TL4354)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 Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperEdward Pollard9am - 12. Warm, sunny, light breeze. Walk along NW edge of Trumpington Meadows, and into Byron's Pool.
3 fresh Painted Lady. 3 Essex Skipper, 5 Small Skipper, 2 Large White, 3 Green-veined White, 16+ Small White, 40 + Meadow Brown, 12 Gatekeeper, 4 Small Heath, 4 Specked Wood, 7 Comma, 3 Red Admiral, 3 Peacock, 2 Small Copper, 6 Common Blue, 15 Brown Argus.
(perplexing lack of Ringlet, and no sign of hairstreaks today)
29thThundersley Common (TQ392892)Purple EmperorDavid ChandlerSeen and photographed on the ground by D Wright on private land near Thundersley common. I was taken aback when shown this photograph because he tells me it was his first ever butterfly shot. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
29thSouth Woodford, garden (TQ397900)Peacock, Large white, GatekeeperNick ChallonerFirst sighting of a peacock in my garden this year
29thMonks Wood (TL199803)Comma, Peacock, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Brown ArgusIan JohnstoneSightings between 09:00 and 11:00. Sunny intervals, light breeze, Temp. between 19'C and 21'C.
Comma (2)
Peacock (15+)
Silver-washed Fritillary (10) - Looking worse-for ware
Small White (15+)
Large White (12+)
Green-veined White (4)
Speckled Wood (1)
Marbled White (1)
Ringlet (10)
Meadow Brown (8)
Gatekeeper (15+)
Large Skipper (12+) (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
29thLagoons Perry (TL157671)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperSteve Binding4/6.15pm sun and cloud breezy 28c. (3) P,lady. (1) Red Ad.(4) Comma.(3+) Brn Arg.(6)poss 7 ?Sm Copper.(1) Lrg Skip (4) Sm Skip. Odd each of whites and Med Brn and Ring .Plenty of Gatekeepers.(14) Com Blue of which two females and a pair in copp. And (48)Peacocks they seem to be having a good year here.
29thHatfield forestComma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Brown ArgusMike HardwickSunny day with pleasant breeze.
29thHatfield Broad Oak (CM22 7HD) (TL545165)Dark Green FritillaryClive SwainsburySunny day in garden, kept flying into house and appeared to be ovipositing? (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
29thHanningfield ReservoirPurple EmperorWendyA very tatty Purple Emperor seen this morning just after 10am (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
29thGarden (TL9723)Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, GatekeeperLen Cornwell3 Small Whites 1 each of the others
29thBarnack Hills + holes (TF075044)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, Chalkhill BlueSteve Binding9.15/3.35pm sunny odd cloud 28c breezy. (32+)Chalkhill males and(3)females.(3) Red Ad.(20+)peacock.(19+)Painted lady, very nearly all very fresh looking(2)Comma. (3)Essex skip. some Small skip.(1) Lrg skip(6)Sm Copper . Some Marbs . Plenty Gatekeeper.(6)Brim . Odd Med Brn + Ring + Lrg, Sm, G v wht. (3) Holly B. (10+)male Com Blue + (2) Female Com blue. + (2 pair) Com blue mating.(10+) Brn Argus. One of the male Chalkhill Blues was lacking it,s spots on the hind wings as per photo. Also one of the Painted lady was quite smaller than usual. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
28thResidential garden in Hornchurch South West EssexOther butterflyJean WallaceJersey Tiger Moth indoors during daytime during recent heatwave.
Again today in garden in cooler conditions on actkmato plant on patio.
28thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Comma, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob Smithcloudy and muggy, but plenty of butterflies 'up'. a fresh Common Blue and Brown Argus, Small Skipper 3, Essex Skipper 2, S/GV White 3, Speckled Wood 4, Gatekeeper 141, Meadow Brown 57, Ringlet 5
28thHarold Wood Park (TQ553902)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Small CopperColin Jupp122 Gatekeeper, 70 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet, 1 Speckled Wood, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 23 Purple Hairstreak (latter part of visit, up to 7.30pm), 2 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 2 Comma, 1 Red Admiral, 7 Essex Skipper, 5 Small Skipper (some very worn, some unid'd). Moths: Oak Eggar, Silver Y, Gipsy Moth
28thHadleigh Country Park, Benfleet downs (TQ785857)Comma, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown ArgusAndrew WoodhouseHighlight was a female Silver-washed Fritillary along the centre ride just east of the gas pipeline path
27thNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)Peacock, Small whiteKevin Wilson3 butterflies seen today. 1 Peacock 1.55 pm.1 Small White 2.14 pm, and another Small White 3.10 pm.
27thHornchurch back garden RM12 4AS (TQ5287)Comma, Small white, GatekeeperDavid Marshall
27thBartonSilver-washed FritillaryLouise BaconTo my surprise, one on bramble on the village byway. A good way from any known colonies, but this weather is really goods for pioneering dispersal of a few individuals.
26thWeeleyhall Wood EWT (TM158210)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Purple HairstreakRobert SeagoThough previously reported I saw one SWF maybe 2, my first there. Most species low numbers
26thMill Green Common (TL637013)Peacock, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperRob Smithan evening stroll found several butterflies still nectaring on the heather - Gatekeeper 10, Meadow Brown 4, Ringlet 2 and a Peacock on bramble (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
26thFootpath West Side of Load. North of Anglesey Abbe (TL527628)Dark Green FritillaryKevin Wilson1 Dark Green Fritillary observed flying around an uncultivated field with wild flowers. Nectared briefly on a Buddleia. Very active, not able to obtain a photo. Sunny, Warm. 4.40pm-5.00pm.
26thColne Point EWT (TM102124)Peacock, Painted Lady, Small white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Brown Argus, Small CopperRobert Seago3 fresh Painted Ladies, prob emerged locally. Also about 15 SC and the same BA
25thTennis Court Road, Cambridge (TL451579)Purple HairstreakTrevor SawyerNot only the hottest ever day in the UK in July in Cambridge today, but the first time I have ever found a Purple Hairstreak in the city centre. It was sitting on the side of the new building adjacent to some oak trees about half way down the road as I left work in 36C heat.
25thSouth Woodford, garden (TQ397900)Meadow Brown, GatekeeperNick ChallonerFirst sighting of a gatekeeper in my garden this year
25thRowney WoodsComma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakStephen Dutton14 Purple Hairstreak, after only finding 2 yesterday, 12 found in a 100m stretch all probing the grit and stones on one of the main tracks
1PE,
25thNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)Marbled WhiteKevin WilsonAnother Marbled White at the farm this morning. Flying southwest. 11.23 am.
25thMark's Hill NR (TQ685878)Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperDenis TuckSmall White 3, Large White 5,Speckled Wood 4, Ringlet 3, Meadow Brown 60-70, Gatekeeper 30-40, Small Skipper 2. All seen between 8am and 9am.
25thMark's Hill NR (TQ685878)Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperDenis TuckSmall White 3, Large White 5,Speckled Wood 4, Ringlet 3, Meadow Brown 60-70, Gatekeeper 30-40, Small Skipper 2. All seen between 8am and 9am.
25thByron's Pool LNR (TL435545)White-letter HairstreakEdward PollardAt least one WLH flitting around in the small elms in the southen end of the reserve. Seen from the path. Hot and windy, so not great views
25thBarnack Hills and Holes (TF074046)Peacock, Dark Green Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Chalkhill BlueDavid WithringtonA very warm morning - I counted 22 Chalkhill Blues (all male), one Brown Argus, 24 Marbled Whites and 1 Dark-green Fritillary.
24thWoodwalton Fen (TL230849)Small Tortoiseshell, 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, Purple Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Small CopperSteve Binding8.15am/1pm hot humid damp then very hot 30c+ (2 poss 3) Purp Emp staying aloft. (5/6) Purp Hs .(2) Brn Arg.(2) Sm Copp. (4) Holly b. two on rabbit droppings.(5) Comma.(8) Red ad.(9+) Brimstone M+F. (2) Sm Tort.(1) Silv Wash Frit on bramble along the river path ,first I,ve seen here. The rest in numbers esp Peacocks on thistles along every path. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
24thTrumptington Meadows, Cambridge (TL4354)Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common Blue, Small CopperEdward PollardVery warm and strong breeze. Plentiful Meadow Brown. 5 Common Blue. 3 Brimstone. 1 Large White. 1 Small Heath. 1 Small Copper
24thRowney Woods (TL570335)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakStephen Dutton And Paul Chamberlain1Purple Emperor, 2 Purple Hairstreak, 1Comma, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Large Skipper, 1Peacock,1Brimstone,3Speckled Wood, 16 Ringlet, 6 Meadow Brown, 12 Large White, 2Small White
24thOne Tree Hill, Langdon Hills NR (TQ690685)Comma, Peacock, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperDenis Tuck2 Silver-washed Fritillary-females,one of these was a very dark colour I've not seen before, Comma 1, Peacock 3, Small White 3, Large White 6, Speckled Wood 15, Meadow Brown 2-300, Gatekeeper 30-40. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
24thHornchurch back garden RM12 4AS (TQ5287)Small white, Speckled Wood, GatekeeperDavid Marshall
24thHadleigh Park (TQ7986)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperIan Cotgrove1 White-letter Hairstreak at the bottom of the gas-pipe route, 1 Small Copper, 3 Common Blue, 20+ Brown Argus, 1 Small Heath looking very worn out
24thGarden (TL9723)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Meadow BrownLen Cornwell4 small whites, 1 each of the others
24thFordham Hall Estate (TL923282)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Common Blue, Small CopperR BleachMad dogs and Englishmen.............
Marbled whites seen previously absent.
24thBrampton Wood (TL175700)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common BlueMike Gittos
23rdRoman Road (TL509533)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Common BlueTrish And Sam Agnew
23rdNewborough, Peterborough (TF2105)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown ArgusDavid WithringtonWalk on my Wider Countryside transect - mainly arable land with grass verges and some bushes and trees, near A16. Small Tortoiseshell(32), Comma(1), Peacock(48), Red Admiral(4), Brimstone(4), Small White(124), Large White(56), Ringlet(7), Meadow Brown(49), Gatekeeper(120), Small Skipper(2), Essex Skipper(78), Brown Argus(3).
23rdNew Shardelows Farm (TL538542)Marbled WhiteKevinWilson1 marbled White flying south West. My first sighting of this species here.
23rdHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583589)Small whiteKevinWilson2 Small Whites still nectaring on wild flowers 8.30pm. Humid.
23rdGranta Park (TL5248)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, White-letter Hairstreak, Common BlueNick Eldred
23rdFleam Dyke SSSI (TL553540)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Chalkhill BlueRoger Lemon
23rdCM32RR gardenRed Admiral, Painted Lady, Large whiteLesley MoxhayHummingbird Hawk Moth
22ndWestlands Park (TL9623)Peacock, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperLen CornwellNot including Big Butterfly Count submitted separately. Gatekeeper 18 M Brown 14 Ringlet 6 Speckled Wood 2 S White 28 GV White 4 L White 4 Peacock/Painted Lady/S Skipper 1 each
22ndPeterborough, Lawn Avenue (TF192010)Comma, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Meadow Brown, Holly BlueDavid WithringtonIn my garden.
22ndHatfield forestComma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakMike HardwickOnly one p emp
22ndGarden (TL9723)Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, RingletLen Cornwell2 S&L Whites, 1 each of the others
22ndFulbourn Fen Nature ReserveTL533562 (TL533562)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Small Copper, Chalkhill BlueKevin WilsonButterflies at the reserve during the afternoon-Large whites, Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers, Green-veined Whites, Small Skippers, Ringlets, Small Whites, 8 Commas, 5 Peacocks, 4 Male Brimstones, 4 Speckled Woods, 2 Small Tortoiseshells, 2 Marbled Whites, 1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Holly Blue and 1 male Chalkhill Blue. My first sighting of this species on the reserve. 3.10 pm-6.40 pm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
22ndDuxford garden (TL479464)Purple EmperorMike GittosSingle female nectaring on buddleia. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
22ndBenfleet Downs/ Hadleigh CPComma, Peacock, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Brown ArgusStephen Dutton With Paul Chamberlain1 W L Hairstreak, fairly worn, 6 Marbled Whites, 2 Brown Argus, 4
Small Skipper, 4 Peacock, 1Comma, 1 S W Fritillary
Approx 50 Gatekeeper, easily the most numerous.
22ndBedford Purlieus (TL037988)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, White-letter HairstreakRosalyn Payne5.30-6pm, Sunny, 25 deg. 45 white-letter hairstreak, 11 silver-washed fritillary, 1 marbled white, 1 white admiral
22ndBack fields Bishops Hall Park BrentwoodSmall Tortoiseshell, Small white, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Small CopperTom HydeLots of butterflies on the wing first sighting of Small Copper this year.
22ndArea between small brick building and north west e (TL537557)Painted Lady, Dark Green Fritillary, Clouded Yellow, Chalkhill BlueKevin WilsonI took a detour from Fulbourn Fen to an area of wild flowers between a small brick building and the wooden steps on the Northwest section of Fleam Dyke. 4.10 pm-5.10 pm. Good decision. 1 male Chalkhill Blue, 1 Painted Lady seen and photographed. A Dark Green Fritillary flew around the area from the dyke but did not settle long enough for a photo. Likewise 1 Clouded Yellow was not obliging. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
21stWCS - Gallows Corner, Harold Hill (TQ5390)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small CopperRob SmithGreat species count - 15, and just a small unmown corner of the sports ground was enough to give me 3 previously-unrecorded species in my Wider Countryside square - White-letter Hairstreak and Small Copper on Ragwort and a Common Blue, (also a Blood-vein moth). Also Gatekeeper 21, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 4, Speckled Wood 3, Large White 4, GV White 9, singles others (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
21stThorndon Park (south)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Brown ArgusAndrew CoxSilver washed fritillary- three, male & two females, Rookery Wood.
Brown argus- one.
White letter hairstreak- at least two.
21stThorndon CP: north (TQ6191)Comma, Peacock, White Admiral, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Purple HairstreakRob Smith4-5pm - White Admiral 1, Peacock 5, Comma 7, Ringlet 9, Meadow Brown 6, Gatekeeper 7, Purple Hairstreak 4, Large White 1
21stSt Andrews Graveyard, Sawtry (TL175838)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, White-letter HairstreakRosalyn Payne3-4pm Overcast with sunny spells, 22 deg, wind f3 comma 1, small tortoiseshell 2, peacock 18, red admiral 1, Brimstone 1, large white 2, Green-veined white 4, marbled white 1, ringlet 6, meadow brown 11, gatekeeper 11, small skipper 6, white-letter hairstreak 3. Usually I just report from the old graveyard a tiny wooded area, today I also walked the cemetery and the overgrown grass area to the rear
21stRaveley Wood (TL244817)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, White-letter HairstreakGraham AlmondWe could see all ten species without having to move from our spot at the end of the uncovered path going into the woods. There were two WLHs there and one more inside the woods. It was a perfect day: intermittent sunshine meant that lots of the butterflies spread their wings for the camera. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
21stPerimiter footpaths around Wimpole Hall (TL331524)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly Blue, Chalkhill BlueKevin WilsonI saw 1 Male Chalkhill Blue flying along a footpath south west of Fox Hill. TL510360. IT did not settle so was not able to get a photograph. Another pleasant surprise were 2 Silver-washed Fritillaries. Also Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers, Ringlets, Large Whites, Green-veined Whites, Small Whites, Essex Skippers, Small Skippers, 12 Marbled Whites, 7 Peacocks, 6 Speckled Woods, 5 Red Admirals, 5 Commas, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. Breezy overcast with a few brief sunny spells, 11.30 am.-2.30 pm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
21stLarkins playing field BrentwoodRed Admiral, Small white, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperTom HydeEarly morning visit at least 6 Red Admirals on the buddleia in the car park .
21stLangdon Hills (EWT Willow Park & Mark's Hill).Comma, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, White-letter HairstreakAndrew CoxWhite letter hairstreak had been caught by a crab spider.
21stJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperRob Smithtransect - Red Admiral 3, Comma 3, Peacock 7, GV White 6, Small White 2, Speckled Wood 4, Gatekeeper 74, Ringlet 24, Meadow Brown 128, Small Skipper 4, Essex Skipper 4, S/E 11, Large Skipper 1
21stHoughton Meadows (TL293717)Comma, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Purple Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Small CopperJeremy Milne
21stHoughton Grange Field (TL295717)Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperJeremy Milne
21stHanningfield Reservoir EWT reserve (TQ725971)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakDavid JobbinsSix White-letter Hairstreaks, c10 Comma, 1 Brimstone
21stGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common BlueRobert SeagoBrown Argus were new brood. Gatekeepers seemed to be having good numbers.2 male Brimstones and about 7 females. Peacocks showing well but just 1 Sm Tort.
21stBarnack hills+ holes (TF075044)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Dark Green Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, Chalkhill BlueSteve Binding8.45am/12.45pm overcast to start but becoming bright warm 20c breezy.(11)Chalkhill blue males.(3)Comma.(2)Red ads. (4) P,cock.(4)Sm Copper.(1)Dk GrN Frit female. (1)Wht Lt Hs.(3) Sm Heath.(5)Lrg Skip. (2)Brim. (4)Essex Skip. numerous Rings, Meds, Sm Skips, Marbs ,Gates (9)Brn Arg.(1) v worn female Com Blue. (1)Sm Tort.(1) v worn P,Lady. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
21stAbberton reservoir, VC circular walk (TL962177)Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueMartin PeersPeacock 5,Small White 20,Large White 2,Green-veined White 2,Small Heath 4,Ringlet 4, Meadow Brown 70+,
Gatekeeper 150+, Small Skipper 4,Essex Skipper 6,
Holly Blue 2m.,Brown Argus 4,Common Blue 2m.
20thLower Wood Western Colville (TL625527)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, Kevin WilsonMy first sightings of Silver-washed Fritillaries in this wood. 4 in total. Including 2 males pursuing 1 female. Also- 7 Commas, 4 Red Admirals, 3 Speckled Woods, 3 Green-veined whites, 2/3 Peacocks, 2 Large Skippers,2 Essex Skippers and 1 male Brimstone. Good numbers of Large Whites, Meadow Browns, Small Whites, Ringlets and Gatekeepers. 2.30 pm-4.45 pm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
20thHatfield forest (TL534195)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakLaurence Drummond3 Purple emperors, all territorial males 2 at Central territory and 1 at Forest lodge.
20thHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583589)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Chalkhill BlueKevin WilsonSurprised to see a male Chalkhill Blue nectaring on Marjoram late morning. Other butterflies in the same area- Large Whites, Small Whites, Essex Skippers, Gatekeepers and Meadow Browns. Also 6 Brown Argus, 4 Green-veined whites,4 Peacocks, 2 Red Admirals, 1 Small Tortoiseshell,1 Comma, 1 Ringlet and 1 Small Skipper. 11.am-1.10pm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
20thGreat Warley Cricket Club (TQ582904)Purple EmperorRob SmithI won't record them, but fairly sure a couple of male Purple Emperors flew low over the audience whilst we were watching Wind in the Willows! The territory at Foxburrow Wood is next door
20thGarden Fowlmere SG8 7TT (TL424784)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, White-letter Hairstreak, Brown ArgusKEITH GYPPSUp to seven WLH feeding on creeping thistle, there all weekend, i guess we must have a goof Elm population around us, Commas where in double figures and a pristine Brimsdown was present
20thFriday Wood, ColchesterComma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Common BlueNeil Murphy10+ PH along Cherry Tree Lane
2 SwF at TM992208
Couldn't find any PE, WA or WlH but not sure which areas are best for these in this very big reserve!
20thChalkney Wood, Earls Colne (TL873279)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex SkipperGlen Moore
20thBartonRed Admiral, Brimstone, Marbled White, GatekeeperLouise Bacongarden alive this lunchtime....5 REd Admirals, several gatekeeper, a fresh brimstone and a garden tick, a Marbled White utilising the nectar resource of our herb garden
20thAversley Wood (TL162820)Comma, Peacock, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow BrownRosalyn PayneBy the pond, 2.30-4pm Sun and cloud, windy. large white 2, peacock 2, meadow brown 2, ringlet 3 Green-veined white 1 comma 1, Silver-washed fritillary 3 (including a mating pair) a marbled white flew by
19thVange MarshRed Admiral, Large white, Wall, Marbled White, GatekeeperAndrew CoxWall- one, from footpath between Vange Marsh & Pitsea station.
19thPounces wood, saffron walden, essexSilver-washed FritillaryKeith VinesOn the rides between Pounces Wood and the fuel dump. Seen about a dozen at a time on the brambles, during warm days. Have noted them for the last three years.
18thWimpole Cobbs Wood FarmSilver-washed FritillaryJane TebbitI saw a beautiful fritillary butterfly. Not sure what type. It was at a small bridge over a little stream.
18thHeath Lane Six Mile Bottom (TL683582)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Dark Green Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperKevin WilsonI walked Heath lane which is between the A1304 and A11 and was pleased to see it had not been mown! As A result there were very good numbers of butterflies and other insects. Meadow Browns, Essex Skippers, Small Whites, Gatekeepers and Large Whites common. Other butterflies- 7 ringlets, 5 Marbled Whites, 4 Small Skippers, 2 Peacocks, 2 Dark Green Fritillaries, 1 Small Heath, 1 male Brimstone, Only 1 Green-veined white plus several unidentified whites, 1 Red Admiral, 1 fresh Painted Lady, 1 Speckled Wood and 1 Comma. I crossed over the A11 and saw 2 more Dark Green Fritillaries along the lane between the A11 and the pylons which cross over the lane before the A14. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
18thFingringhoe Wick EWT Reserve (TM0419)Peacock, Painted Lady, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, White-letter HairstreakGeorge Brownp.m., sunny periods after morning rain. 1 very worn Painted lady, 1 Marbled white at 3.10p.m. along top path beside fields halfway out to intertidal zone.
18thBlackley Lane GPMarbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Purple HairstreakAndy GoodeyEvening visit. Single Marbled White on meadow by gravel pit
17thWeeleyhall Wood EWT (TM159209)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakRobert SeagoMostly low numbers. Only MB ad Ri very numerous
17thWeeleyhall Wood (TM158208)Comma, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Speckled Wood, RingletDavid Ellis (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
17thPickmore Wood (TL653584)Silver-washed Fritillary, Marbled WhiteKevin WilsonAfter leaving Out Wood I visited Pickmore Wood. There I saw 3 more Silver- Washed Fritillaris nectaring on brambles and thistles. 2.20.pm. Also of note 1 Marbled White.
17thPaxton Pits (TL199628)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Clouded Yellow, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Brown ArgusSteve Binding2.30/5.30pm overcast with sunny intervals still very warm 28c. Only one area checked for Brown Argus Numbers which were 30+ easily. Most being very fresh looking. To my surprise a lone Clouded yellow flew through the field not stopping.1st I,ve seen here. Plenty of Small skips too others in single numbers. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
17thMann Wood, Great Leighs (TL7417)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Brown ArgusGeorge BrownPrivate woodland with no public access. 1 Small tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, c30 Peacock, 3 Red admiral, Silver-washed fritillary seen in two places, Brimstone 1 male, 1 Essex skipper at field margin by FP to N of wood, 1 Brown argus.
17thHornchurch back garden RM12 4AS (TQ5287)Comma, Small white, Speckled WoodDavid Marshall
17thHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583589)Small CopperKevin WilsonDelighted to see a rather worn Small Copper on Ragwort. 4.30.pm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
17thHanningfield Reservoir (private area) (TQ725971)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperDavid JobbinsOne Marbled White
17thFriday Wood, ColchesterComma, Peacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Small CopperAlan Waddoups Ansd Mike WheatleyFar fewer butterflies than this time last year, particularly white admirals and purple hairstreaks. Could the reduction in the latter be a result of the extensive powdery mildew affecting many of the oak trees on the reserve? WA x 3, PE x 5.
17thFootpath alongside Out Wood (TL663548)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Brown ArgusKevin WilsonVery pleased to see 15 Silver-washed Fritillaries whilst walking the footpath by Out Wood. Also 4 Purple Hairstreaks,4 Essex Skippers, 3 Small Skippers plus several unidentified Skippers, 3 Brimstones 2 males and 1 female,3 Peacocks, 2 Small Whites plus several unidentified whites, 2 Commas, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Marbled White, 1 Painted Lady and 1 Speckled Wood. Other butterflies seen -Ringlets, Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers, Large Whites, Green-veined whites, and Large Skippers. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
17thCoombe Wood, Langdon Hills CPPeacock, Small white, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow BrownDenis TuckPeacock 2, Small White 4, Large White 7, Ringlet 20-30, Meadow Brown 1-200.
17thCM20 3RQSmall Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Clouded Yellow, GatekeeperJeanne MannAlso box moth
17thAversley Wood (TL162820)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple HairstreakRosalyn Payne12- 1pm, mix of sun and cloud, warm. 5 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Purple Emperor (distant ID shot) (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
16thUpper CambourneSilver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly BlueJames HanlonPair of SWF, the first I've seen in Cambourne and the 27th species I've had in or around (within 150m of) the garden!
16thTen Wood (TL666556)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakKevin WilsonI spent a few hours during the afternoon along the footpath beside Ten Wood. Delighted to see 8+ Silver-Washed Fritillaries,5 Purple Hairstreaks,3/4 Speckled Woods, 2 Commas, 1 Peacock, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Marbled White. Also good numbers of Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers, Ringlets, Large Skippers, Large Whites, Small whites and Green-veined whites. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
16thSt Johns Innovation Park, Cowley Road, CambridgeLarge whiteMaria
16thSpains Hall FinchingfieldSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple HairstreakRobert SeagoMarbled White unexpected, Looked for PE and SWF prime habitat in this beaver intro place.
16thSawtry Brook (TL167843)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperRosalyn Payne5-6.15pm, 15 deg, overcast, slight breeze. Peacock 20, Small Tortoiseshell 20, Red Admiral 1, Small White 12, Large White 9, Green-veined White 7, Marbled White 2 (where as last week I saw them by the A1 they were in the field next to the industrial estate this evening) Ringlet 35, Meadow Brown 49, Gatekeeper 12, Large Skipper 1, Small Skipper 14, Essex Skipper 22
16thPound Wood (TQ816888)Comma, Peacock, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Purple HairstreakRoss GardnerApologies for lateness of report.

5+ Small Skipper, 1 Large White, 4/5 Green-veined White, 4/5 Purple Hairstreak, 5 Comma, 1 Peacock, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, 10+ Meadow Brown, 10+ Ringlet, 5+ Gatekeeper.

First personal record of Silver-washed Fritillary for the site and possibly the first of recetn times.
16thNorthlands Wood, Langdon Hills CPComma, Peacock, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperDenis TuckComma 5, Peacock 3, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Small White 10, Large White 14, Speckled Wood 11, Ringlet 30-40, Meadow Brown 1-200, Gatekeeper 50-60. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
16thMatching (TL516124)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Common BlueBryan RussellGarden and footpaths around the village.
Common blue was first brood.
Marbled white 5.
Also a good year for burnet moths.
16thMars Hall (TL837260)Comma, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Small white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple HairstreakRobert SeagoI saw no PE or SWF
16thMarkshall Wood (TL832260)Comma, Peacock, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex SkipperRod BleachSingle male Brimstone seems a bit out-of-season
16thMark's Hill NRComma, Peacock, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperDenis TuckComma 3, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Small White 1, Large White 10, Ringlet 50-100, Meadow Brown 1-200, Gatekeeper 1-200. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
16thMagog Down (TL488532)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperChris Brown40 minute walk mostly on North Down. 26 Marbled White, 15 Gatekeeper.
16thHornchurch back garden RM12 4AS (TQ5287)Speckled WoodDavid Marshall
16thHome Farm Road, Houghton (TL284723)Silver-washed FritillaryJohn WinterbottomOne settled for a few seconds on a yew hedge in my garden. Warm and sunny weather this morning with a gentle westerly breeze.
16thHadleigh Great Wood (TQ8187)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Brown ArgusIan CotgroveMale Purple Emperor showing over 30 minutes near Poors Lane entrance (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
16thFingringhoe Wick EWT Reserve (TM049193)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueSteve Grimwade5 Purple Emperors
16thDebden to Rowney Woods. (TL573337)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakRosie & Bill Perkins.4,Purple Emperor, 2,Red Admiral, 2,Peacock, 2,Painted Lady, 10,Small Tortoiseshell, 1,Brimstone, 2,Marbled White, 2,Green veined-white, 50+,Large White, 30+,Small White, 4,Comma, 3,Speckled Wood, 9,Large Skipper, 11,Small Skipper, 1,Essex Skipper, 1,Small Heath, 30+,Meadow Brown, 30+,Ringlet, 25+,Gatekeeper, 2,Purple Hairstreaks.
15thWanstead Park (TQ4187)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex SkipperJerry DennisA walk around Wanstead Park. Comma (F) 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1, Small White 4, Large White 3, GV White 6, Speckled Wood 2, Ringlet 1, Meadow Brown 4, Gatekeeper 8, Essex Skipper 1, plus Common Darter 2, Broad-bodied Chaser 8, Banded Demoiselle 2.
15thRiver Roding, Woodford Green (TQ4192)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex SkipperJerry DennisLate afternoon wall along the river, some sunshine for the first time in the day. S Tort. 1, Comma 5, Peacock 18, S White 8, L White 14, GV White 6, Ringlet 8, Meadow Brown 4, Gatekeeper 30, Essex Skipper 18. Odonata: Common Hawker 3, Banded Demoiselle 12
15thPowell Wood (TQ419972)Peacock, White Admiral, Purple Emperor, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakJerry DennisA delightful walk to look for woodland butterflies in mature oak woods. Lucky to see 2 White Admirals and a single Purple Emperor plus 6 Purple Hairstreaks, 10 Ringlets, 2 Peacocks, 3 Large Skippers, and several Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large White and Speckled Wood.
15thLangdon hills, Marks HillComma, Peacock, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Ringlet, Meadow BrownKarl PriceOne female Purple Emperor feeding from the sap of an oak tree (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
15thHornchurch back garden RM12 4AS (TQ5287)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, GatekeeperDavid Marshall
15thHolme Fen (TL215889)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple HairstreakRosalyn Payne5.30 - 6.45pm Sunny and warm. 7 small tortoiseshell, 5 comma, 19 peacock, 8 red admiral, 3 gatekeeper, 1 brimstone, 4 green-veined white, 2 large white, lots of meadow brown, ringlet and skippers
15thHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583589)Small white, Large white, Green-veined whiteKevin Wilson3 species of white butterflies nectaring on a small patch of wild flowers 7.25.pm. 5 Small Whites, 4 large Whites and 3 Green-veined whites. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
15thFordham Hall Estate (TL048380)Peacock, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, Small CopperRod BleachWeather dull but windless. 17 Deg C.
14thWoodwalton Marsh (TL212813)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common BlueSteve Binding12pm/4pm overcast then odd sunny interval 20c . (lots) of Rings . Med Brn .Sm Skips. (15+) Gatekeeper. (5+) Lrg skip. (3) Essex skip .(6+) Sm wht. (5) Grn v wht .(3) Lrg wht.(2)Brim fm + m. (1) Sm tort. (1)Peacock . (9+) Marb wht. (1) Com blue worn. (1) 2nd g Arg Brn. (2) Sm Heath. (1) Wht lt hs. Gatekeepers showing varying spot differences . And Brown Argus missing black spots on hind wing. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
14thWoodwalton Fen National Nature Reserve (TL2283)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakRosalyn Payne & Phil BromleyOver 3 hours searching to the south of Mason's Ride. 20-30 Purple Emperor, most areas with Sallow, Oak and Ash turned up at least 1, several Silver-washed Fritillary on the Boundaries. Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Painted lady in the meadow
14thWeeleyhall Wood (TM158208)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakBrian GoodeyOne SWF
14thWaresley-Gransden Woods (TL260547)Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small SkipperLouise Bacon
14thSsoham nature reserve and wet horse fen area (TL610723)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Large white, Small Skipper, Other butterflyGraham Barberhot sunny day too many to count as they flew around the hedges (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
14thOrwell Clunch Pit (TL364506)Large white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperLouise Bacon
14thMonks Wood (TL198802)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 HairstreakJeremy Milne
14thHayley Wood (TL2953)Comma, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperLouise Bacon
14thHanningfield Reservoir EWT reserve (TQ725971)Comma, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakDavid JobbinsOne Silver-washed Fritillary, four White-letter Hairstreaks
14thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakRobert SeagoLots of fresh Peacock, Comma, Red Ad and Gatekeeper.
14thGamlingay Wood (TL2453)Purple Emperor, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Purple HairstreakLouise Bacon
14thEWT Fingringhoe (TM040195)Purple EmperorLaurence DrummondAt least one male holding territory at the highest point after a 2 hour wait for the sun to come out!
14thClopton (TL301488)Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown ArgusLouise Bacon
14thCastor HanglandsPurple Emperor, Ringlet, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakMatthew WebbA mid-evening visit produced 2 Purple Emperors on the eastern side of the wood. One seen well feeding on the sap of an oak. Lots of Purple Hairstreaks about here too. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
14thBuff Wood (TL281503)Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow BrownLouise Bacon
14thBrownes Piece (TL258548)Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperLouise Bacon
14thArea around Wishfields farm.. (TQ598995)Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex SkipperMargaret Dalgarno12 midday to 4pm.warm cloudy day with gentle breeze.100-150 meadow Brown.100++ gate keeper.
100++ small white. 20-30 large white. 6 green reined white.5 Essex skipper.6 ringlet.2 painted lady.
13thSouth Woodford, garden (TQ397900)Ringlet, Meadow BrownNick ChallonerFirst sighting of a ringlet in my garden this year.
13thMonks WoodComma, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakRosalyn PayneThe path leading from the parking area to the gate. 2 Male Silver-washed Fritillary 1 F ssp Valesina (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
13thLangdon Hills (EWT Willow Park & Mark's Hill).Comma, Peacock, White Admiral, Small white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Common BlueAndrew CoxWhite admrial-2 at least, including one very faded individual feeding on privet.
13thIWM Duxford (TL457245)Marbled WhiteMike RegentI think the Red Arrow display had disturbed it! (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
13thFingringhoe Wick EWT nature reserve (TM048192)Red Admiral, White Admiral, Purple Emperor, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperLiz Huxleyhighlight: 1 purple emperor in the car park (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
12thSt Johns Innovation Park, Cowley Road, CambridgeCommon BlueMaria
12thShut Heath Wood (TL853133)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperCindy Lawes/John SutherbySeen mostly in the glade (right down track from main entrance).
Silver-washed Fritillary 1
White Admiral 1
Comma 5
Peacock 4
Red Admiral 2
Gatekeeper 1
Others common or fairly common
12thLangdon Hills (EWT Willow Park & Mark's Hill).Peacock, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperAndrew CoxWhite admiral-5, Willow Park.
Silver washed fritillary- 1, Mark's Hill.
12thHornchurch back garden RM12 4AS (TQ5287)Comma, RingletDavid Marshall
12thHatfield forest (TL534195)Purple EmperorLaurence DrummondFour Purple emperors this afternoon, all territorial males, 1 at Wall wood, 1 at Central, and 2 at Forest lodge.
12thEssex Way S of Great Leighs (TL7216)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakGeorge BrownWarm with sunny periods; NW breeze. 11.00-12.40
! Small tortoiseshell, 6 Comma, 2 Peacock, 1 Red admiral, 1 Marbled white at rough field behind sewage works.
12thDitton Park Wood (TL664571)Comma, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueKevin WilsonI spent the morning in the wood which started sunny but soon clouded over. Nevertheless I counted 12 Purple Hairstreaks, 6 Commas, 4 Purple Emperors, 4 Red Admirals, 3 Silver-washed Fritillaries, 2 Essex Skippers, 1 male Brimstone, 1 White Admiral and 1 Holly Blue. Other butterflies seen but not counted-Large Whites, Large Skippers, Ringlets, Meadow Browns, Small Whites, Speckled Woods and Green-veined Whites,
12thClare (TL7644)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow BrownMartin PeersSmall Tortoiseshell 2, Comma 3, Red Admiral 3,
Small White 20+, Large White 6, Green-veined White 8, Ringlet 5, Meadow Brown c30
12thChalkney Wood, Earls Colne (TL873279)Comma, Peacock, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Holly BlueGlen Moore
12thBarnack Hills and Holes (TF074046)Small white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small CopperDavid WithringtonShort walk on a windy morning - Small White(5), Green-veined White(2), Small Heath(1), Marbled White(48), Ringlet(8), Meadow Brown(20), Gatekeeper(5), Small Copper(1).
11thWestlands Park (TL9623)Comma, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Common BlueLen CornwellSunny spells, muggy. only about 1/3 of park covered. 75 Meadow Brown, 33 Small White, 22 Ringlet, 8 Large White, 5 Comma, 5 Small Skipper, 4 Gatekeeper, 3 Large Skipper, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood
11thThurrock Thameside NPMeadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperDenis TuckGatekeeper 1-200, Meadow Brown 50-60, Small Skipper 4. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
11thPeterborough, Lawn Avenue (TF192010)Comma, Green-veined white, Meadow BrownDavid WithringtonIn my garden - one of each species.
11thPeterborough, Gunthorpe (TF185014)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow BrownDavid WithringtonGreen space adjoining Werrington Brook and housing estates - Small Tortoiseshell(3), Ringlet(3), Meadow Brown(5) and Small White(6).
11thPeterborough, Churchfield Court (TF178016)Comma, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperDavid WithringtonA small meadow on north side of A47, surrounded by housing estates. I saw Comma(1), Small White(3), Ringlet(4), Meadow Brown(2) and Large Skipper(1).
11thPeterborough, Bluebell Land (TF192020)Small white, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Essex SkipperDavid WithringtonShort walk in open grassy area on south side of A47 next to Welland housing estate. Small White(8), Large White(4), Ringlet(24), Meadow Brown(15), Essex Skipper(10).
11thOne Tree Hill, Basildon. (TQ697861)Comma, Peacock, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Clouded Yellow, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakRosie & Bill Perkins, Linda & George Jenkins.2,Clouded Yellow, 200+,Meadow Brown, 200+,Gate Keepers, 60+,Marbled White, 31,Small Skipper, 2,Essex Skipper, 4,Large Skipper, 5,Ringlet, 10,Purple hairstreaks, 11,Peacocks, 10,Comma, 2,Silver-washed Fritillary, !,White Admiral, Large Whites, Small Whites Green-veined Whites.
11thMonks Wood (TL2080)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakPhil BromleyMy first sighting of a Purple Emperor in Monks Wood this year.
11thIngrebourne Valley (TQ543841)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueDavid McGough3 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Comma, 3 Peacock, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Brimstone, 10 Small White, 5 Large White, 4 Small Heath, 1 Marbled White, 12 Ringlet, 50 Meadow Brown,9 Large Skipper , 40 Small Skipper, 20 Essex Skipper, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 3 Holly Blue, 1st Marbled white here, 2 were seen yesterday (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
11thHighwood Churchyard (TL6404)Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperGraham Smith130 Meadow Brown,50 Small, 5 Essex and 4 Large Skippers, 40 Gatekeeper, 40 Ringlet, 5 Large, 3 Small and 3 Marbled Whites, 1 Red Admiral.
11thGarden (TL9723)Small white, Large white, Meadow BrownLen Cornwell2 Small Whites 1 each of the others
11thBulmer (Goldingham Hall) (TL8340)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperMartin PeersOn this FWAG meadow: Small Tortoiseshell 9, Comma 3,
Painted Lady (worn), Red Admiral 3,Small White 20+,
Large White 6, Green-veined White 5, Small Heath 3,
Ringlet 18, Meadow Brown 100+, Gatekeeper 1, Small
Skipper 8+, Essex Skipper 10+
10thWoodwalton Fen (TL230849)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperIan JohnstoneSightings between 10:00 and 12:30. Light breeze, sunny intervals, fairly humid. Temp. 20-22'C.
2 - Comma
3 - Peacock
3 - Red Admiral
3-4 - Purple Emperor - Sightings around bungalow and surrounding Oak trees. One feeding on bird droppings on veranda. At least 2 pairs flying around at top of Oak trees.
10+ - Small White
5+ Green-veined White
1 - Speckled Wood - Very dilapidated. Left hind wing and third of fore wing missing but still able to fly (Photo attached)
30+ - Ringlet
15+ - Meadow Brown
25+ - Large Skipper (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
10thThorndon Park (northSmall white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperAndrew Cox
10thMaxey and Etton Pits (TF130072)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown ArgusDavid WithringtonOn a morning with a few sunny periods I made a round walk from the east side of the pits. Small Tortoiseshell(1), Comma(13), Red Admiral(9), Painted Lady(1), Small White(27), Large White(7), Green-veined White(3), Ringlet(49), Meadow Brown(33), Gatekeeper(7), Large Skipper(3), Essex Skipper(9), Brown Argus(1 - the smallest in size I have ever seen).
10thLittle Weald Hall, North Weald (TL497060)Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperIan WattsThis disused golf course is less neglected than I was expecting but still quite interesting, especially north of the A414 around the lake. On a breezy and bright afternoon I saw a considerable number of browns, whites and skippers but oddly, no nettle-feeding Nymphalids. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
10thLagoons Perry (TL157671)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Common Blue, Small CopperSteve Binding4.30pm/6.30pm overcast but warm + breezy. (3) Red Ad.(1)Com Blue worn. (3)Lrg wht. (2) Sm wht. (1)Sm Tort. (3) Comma. Lots Of Meds + Rings . (25+) Sm Skip. (1) Marb wht 1st here. (2) Gatekeepers 1st of yr here.(6+) Essex Skip 1st of yr here.(1) 2nd gen Sm Copper. many un ID whts. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
10thHolland on Sea (TM189154)Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Gatekeeper, Essex SkipperBrian GoodeyGK x3; ES x12; PL x1
10thBelfairs NR (TQ818876)Comma, Red Admiral, Purple HairstreakAndrew WoodhouseAt least 75 Purple Hairstreak seen during an evening visit between 18.00 and 19.30. Every single large oak tree I checked had at least 2, many 5-8 and one 12. Another good year.
10thAversley Wood (TL164822)Comma, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Purple Emperor, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperRosalyn Payne5.30pm, sunny and warm. I went directly to the pond where I had seen Purple Emperor last year. Sat for about 1 hour. 1 Purple Emperor, 1 White Admiral, 1 Comma, 2 Large Skipper, 3 Gatekeeper, 23 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet, 4 Green-veined White, 2 Painted Lady
10thArcher's Wood (WT) (TL174810)Comma, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, White-letter HairstreakDuncan McNivenOne White-letter hairstreak nectaring on a thistle. Lots of Silver-washed Fritillaries including a pair in cop of which the female was a valezina type. No Purple Hairstreaks oddly.
9thbelow Prestons Lake (TL8531)Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow BrownMartin Peers
9thWandlebury Country Park, Cambridge (TL494532)Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow BrownEdward PollardShort outing. Overcast but still and mild. 3 Marbled White, in three meadows. Single Red Admiral. 5 Ringlet, 2 Large White, 9 Meadow Brown
9thSawtry adjacent to A1 (TL173838)Small Tortoiseshell, Large white, Meadow BrownRosalyn PayneFirst I have a correction to my previous report for TL166866 yesterday, I missed off the Meadow Brown 65 and Ringlet 6. I returned this evening to check the missing section along the farm track which connects my two walks yesterday. This had been severely mowed. Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 2 Large White 5. I also checked the Glatton end and where as yesterday it had been mown but in alternate strips that was also bare today
9thRSPB Wallasea Island (TQ974925)Peacock, Painted Lady, Large white, Clouded Yellow, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperDuncan McNivenHundreds of Essex and Small Skippers along the grassy sea wall of Wallasea Island. Dozens of Clouded Yellows over bird's-foot trefoil bordering Jubilee Marsh.
9thPhyllis Currie Reserve (TL7218)Green-veined white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperGeorge BrownOvercast but fairly warm. W side only visited, including roadside verge where skippers feeding on scabious flowers, 11.40-12.00.
9thPebmarsh, woodland & Prestons Lake (TL8532)Small white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperMartin Peersovercast - singles apart from Ringlet (20) and Meadow Brown (30)
8thWoodwalton Fen (TL230849)Comma, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakDuncan McNivenFour Purple Emperors; one on the bungalow, three in the oaks. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
8thSawtry Brook (TL166842)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small SkipperRosalyn Payne1.45, Sunny, 22 deg, light wind. From the industrial estate across to the A1. Small Tortoiseshell 18, most pristine 1 very tatty. Meadow Brown 28, Green-veined white 1, Ringlet 48, Large White 8, Small Skipper 2, Small Heath 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1, Small White 5, Marbled White 1, Gate Keeper 1
8thMark's Hill NRComma, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Meadow BrownDenis TuckComma 3, White Admiral 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Large White 3, Meadow Brown 20-30.
8thLangdon Hills (Dunton Plotlands)Small white, Large white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Purple HairstreakAndrew Cox
8thLamarsh (TL8836)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperMartin PeersComma 4, Red Admiral 3, Small White 10+,
Ringlet 20, Meadow Brown c50, Small Skipper 5,
Essex Skipper 3, others singles
8thHatfield forestSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Small CopperMike HardwickLots of butterflies on the wing. Only two P Emp and four marbled white
8thHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583589)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Essex SkipperKevin WilsonOn a wild flower plot near our cottage I counted 6 Small Whites, 6 Meadow Browns, 4 Small Tortoiseshells, 3 Essex Skippers, 3 Green-veined whites, 2 large whites and 1 Painted Lady. 11.35. am. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
8thGlatton towards Sawtry (TL166866)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperRosalyn Payne5pm, sunny, 19 deg, light wind. Walked from the Glatton bridge along the farm road adjacent to A1 across 3 of the fields to the gate across the road. Essex Skipper 12, Large White 3, Small Tortoishell 1, Small White 5, Small Skipper 4, Marbled White 2, Small Heath 1
8thGarden (TL9723)Small white, GatekeeperLen CornwellFirst Gatekeeper of year, 2 Whites
8thFulbourn Fen Nature Reserve (TL532561)Brimstone, Marbled WhiteKevin WilsonI have not seen Marbled Whites at the reserve before, so was pleased to see 2/3 there early afternoon. Also several fresh Brimstones on the wing. most males but 2 females noted. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
8thDitton Park Wood (TL664571)Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple EmperorKevin Wilson2 Purple Emperors seen. 1 at 4.05.pm and another 4.25.pm. Both high in the canopy. Also 1 Silver Washed Fritillary.
8thCambridge Botanic Gardens (TL456571)Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly BlueEdward Pollard2 fresh Holly Blue. 3 Gatekeepers. 2 Large White, 4 Green-veined White. 8 Small White. 9 Ringlet. 18 Meadow Brown
7thThundersly/South Benfleet (TQ787987)Purple EmperorLaurence DrummondAfter seeing a report of an emperor in a garden bordering Thundersly glen(a site that was on my list for that area) I went to see if I could find a territory there,from 13.30-15.00 I observed a male holding territory around a large Oak,first time I,ve seen one chase a Herring gull!
7thRowney Wood (TL573337)Comma, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Large white, Green-veined white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperNick EldredOne Purple Emperor flew between a group of three of us then landed briefly before returning to the tree tops.
7thIngrebourne Valley, Hornchurch (TQ543841)Comma, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakDavid Ellis (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
7thHoughton Meadows (TL293717)White-letter HairstreakJeremy Milne
7thHockley Woods (Meadow on south edge)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueDavid GloverGood numbers of Meadow Browns (40+), 3 Marbled White, and a lone Purple Hairstreak feeding on horse dung.

5 Migrant Hawker and 1 Black-Tailed Skimmer.
7thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueRobert SeagoFirst Gatekeepers . Notable that this year Essex Skipper higher proportion than usual over Small Skipper.
7thGamlingay/Sugley Wood (TL241536)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Common BlueSteve Binding2pm/5pm 23c sun/cloud slt breeze. large numbers of Marb Wht. Sm Heath. Ringlets. Med Brn. Sm Skips .Lrg Skips. some Grn Wht . Sm Wht 20+. 2/3 Gate keepers male. 8 Silv Wash + 1 Female. 2 Spec w .3 very worn Com Blue.2 Painted L. 1 each of Sm Tort. Comma. Red Ad.8+ Purp HS high up in Oaks. Checked lots of Skippers but no Essex found. Sugley Wood is rich with nectar flowers hence large numbers of butterflies found here . (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
7thDitton Park Wood (TL671571)White Admiral, Silver-washed FritillaryKeavin WilsonNo Purple Emperors seen during a mid afternoon visit to the wood! but I saw my first White Admiral for this year. 3/4 Silver Washed Fritillaries seen. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
7thChalkney Wood (TL873279)Comma, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperGlen Moore1 grounded Purple Emperor
2 Silver-washed Fritillaries
4 White Admirals
7thCastor HanglandsComma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Black HairstreakMatthew Webb3+ Purple Emperors seen in ash and oak along the north/south track on the eastern side of the wood, just north of the tower hide in ash and oak trees. Also, a White Admiral with little to no white in the upper wing in the same NE section of the wood where I photographed another individual recently with reduced white in the wing. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
7thCastor Hanglands (Northern section (TF123016)Comma, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperPhilip ToddPurple Emperor photographed at the entrance to the wood off Ailsworth rd. One more possibly seen in the wood as well but not seen well enough. Large numbers of Ringlets, at least 6 White Admiral and between 10 and 20 Silver Washed Fritillary. Painted lady pictured in much better condition than ones seen a week ago. Grid ref given is for the pictured Purple Emperor (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
7thBroak’s Wood (TL788314)White AdmiralIan Coote
7thBlackley Lane gravel pits, Great Leighs (TL7319)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Brown ArgusGeorge Brown2-3.40p.m. Cloudy with some sunshine at times.
6thThaxted Meadow (TL613316)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperStephen Dutton24 Marbled Whites,new Max. 12 Small Heath, 12 Small Whites
4 Small Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Painted Lady.
6thStambourne (TL721385)Purple EmperorIan Tarbin
6thPlesheySmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Small CopperMike HardwickFirst WLH at this location on Essex footpath between Pleshey and Gt Waltham
6thNorthlands Wood, Langdon Hills CPComma, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Meadow BrownDenis TuckComma 3, White Admiral 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Green-veined White 1, Speckled Wood 10, Marbled White 3-400, Meadow Brown 2-300. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
6thMilton Country Park, Cambridge (TL480619)Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperEdward Pollard1 very tatty PL. 5 Ringlet. Singles of others (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
6thLangdon Hills (EWT Willow Park & Mark's Hill).Comma, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly BlueAndrew CoxWhite admiral- three Willow Park, one Mark's Hill
Silver washed fritillary- at least one Willow Park; at least two Mark's Hill.
Marbled white- 50-100; most in Home Field, Willow Park.
White letter hairstreak- one, Willow Park.
6thHatfield forest (TL530928)Purple EmperorLaurence Drummond4 Purple emperor this morning, all Sallow searching males, this means the females are imminent..
6thFriday Wood, Colchester (TM001210)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakBrian Goodey15 SWF, 3 PE: one at Ball Farm and two just east of old sandpit at TM001210. One gatekeeper.
5thWoodwalton Fen (TL230849)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Purple Emperor, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakDuncan McNivenThree male Purple Emperors; two on the bungalow, one in the oaks nearby around midday. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
5thThames Chase Broadfields Farm Upminster (TQ585864)Marbled WhiteDavid McGough3 Marbled Whites seen in secluded area. never seen them here before, Possible first sightings here. Because shortage of time did not look for any more. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
5thRowney Wood (TL573337)Comma, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large SkipperNick Eldred
5thOne Tree Hill, Basildon (TQ697861)Comma, Peacock, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperAlan Waddoups, Jane Marr And Frankie CarpenterSightings on both east and west of car park. Marbled Whites and Meadow Browns too numerous to count. SmSk 20, SmW 7, LW 3, SpW 1, GvW 3, P 3; PL 1, ESk 2, Ringlet 1, Gkpr 2, C 3, WA 3, LSk 1, SmH 3.
5thNorthlands Wood, Langdon Hills CPWhite Admiral, Large white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Common BlueDenis TuckWhite Admiral 2, Large White 2, Speckled Wood 10-15, Marbled White 3-400, Meadow Brown 2-300, Small Skipper 5, Common Blue 3. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
5thNetherhall / Glen Faba (Lea Valley Park) (TL394082)Small white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperNigel MayAt least 8 Marbled Whites at the southern end of this site. Can't recall seeing these here before having done the WeBS Count here for quite a few years.
5thMark's Hill NRLarge white, Ringlet, Meadow BrownDenis TuckMissed from previous report, Ringlet 20-30.
5thIngrebourne Valley (TQ543841)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Small CopperDavid McGough3 Comma, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Red Admiral, 7 Small White, 1 Large White, 1 Speckled Wood, 6 Small Heath, 8 Ringlet, 30 Meadow Brown, 4 Large Skippers, 30 Small Skippers, 12 Essex Skippers, 5 White Letter Hairstreak, 4 Purple Hairstreak, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Small Copper (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
5thHatfield forest (TL530928)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Common BlueLaurence Drummond2 Purple emperors low along the rides late morning,of the 5 (that I know of) territory,s only one was occupied this afternoon,a single male in the central area, still early here.
5thGreat Dunmow, north side of town (TL628228)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Essex SkipperStephen Dutton1 Essex Skipper, first time that I have been to this location
5thFlower Meadow on the south east edge of Ten Wood (TL667555)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown ArgusKevin WilsonPleased to see at least 5 Marbled Whites at this site, also Meadow Browns, Ringlets, Large Skippers, Large Whites, Essex Skippers, Small Whites, Small Heaths, 4 Gatekeepers, 2 Red Admirals, 2 Commas, 1 Green-veined White, 1 worn Brown Argus, and 1 Painted Lady. 1 fresh Silver-washed Fritillary in Ten Wood. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
5thEpping Forest (TQ4095)Comma, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakChris Baldwin6 or 7 Silver-washed Fritillary, 4 White Admiral, 1 Marbled White, numerous Purple Hairstreak
5thDitton Park Wood (TL665570)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple HairstreakKevin WilsonI paid a visit to Ditton Park Wood early morning. Delighted to see 2 male Purple Emporers high in the canopy. 9.54 am. Also Large Whites, Meadow Browns , Ringlets, Small Skippers, Small Whites, Large Skippers, Speckled Woods,5 Red Admirals, 4 Commas, 4/5 Purple Hairsteaks, 2 Painted Ladies, 1 fresh male Brimstone and 1 fresh Silver-washed Fritillary. 9.30 am- 12.05 pm.
5thConnaught Water, Epping forest (TQ403952)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakBryan RussellOrganised field trip to see Purple Emperor.
Sadly only one seen - and not by everyone.
5thConnaught Water, Epping Forest (TQ402955)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueIan WattsThe weather was perfect for the second of the Branch's field trips in Epping Forest. The attendees saw the vast majority of species currently on the wing here, including some very fine sightings of Silver-washed fritillary, Purple Hairstreak and a pair of White Admiral (the latter thanks to an excellent tip-off from Christian Moss). The Purple Emperor proved rather elusive but a single individual was seen, passing at speed, by one of the members towards the end of the walk. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
5thColdham's Common, Cambridge (TL470588)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Common BlueEdward PollardSingle Small Heath again, this time on the north side of the railway. Single Common Blue (m) and Red Admiral near the brook. 2 Coma, 6 Large Skipper, 3 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper. 1 Large White, 3+ Small White. Countless Meadow Brown and Ringlet. Still no Marbled Whites this year.
5thBury Wood - Epping Forest (TQ4095)White AdmiralChristian MossWhite Admiral Aberration seen in Bury Wood. Aberration Obliterata. A first for myself. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
5thBrook Country Park, Clacton on Sea (TM169174)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Common BlueBrian GoodeyNo gatekeepers seen so far. Small/Essex skipper ratio 4:1. One mint common blue, possibly an early 2g.
5thBenfleet Essex in gardenPurple EmperorColin ShieldsOne Male ,first seen on plants in pots on my patio 09.08, then again sitting on Honeysuckle for seven minutes.09.40-09.47
Very warm morning. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
4thUpper CambourneWhite-letter HairstreakJames HanlonMy first confirmed here, on the ground 200m from home
4thRowney Woods (TL573337)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakStephen Dutton3 PE, 2 chasing each other around an oak tree before going separate ways, 1 feeding on dog poo!
1PHair,6 Large Skipper, 4Comma, 4 Red Admiral, 10 Small White, 2 Large White, 1GV White, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Fritillary sp not ID. 50 plus Ringlet and Meadow Brown estimations, 10 Speckled Wood
4thRoughtally's Wood, North Weald (TL488036)Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Small SkipperIan WattsJust 2 individuals (I think) but pleased to see SWF here again this year.
4thMatching - garden and footpaths nearby. (GL516124)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Common BlueBryan Russell5 marbled white, one in the garden, the others near by in hedgerows. Most years I see the odd one.
4thHighwood Churchyard (TL6404)Painted Lady, Large white, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperGraham Smith150 Meadow Brown, 60 Small, 11 Large and 6 Essex Skippers, 11 Ringlet, 10 Marbled White (a new colonist at this site) and single Large White and Painted Lady.
4thGranta Park (TL5248)Comma, Painted Lady, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperNick Eldred
4thGarden (TL9723)Red Admiral, Small white, Meadow Brown, Holly BlueLen Cornwell2 of the Whites/Brown 1 each of the others
4thFriday wood Colchester (TM001211)White Admiral, Purple Emperor, White-letter HairstreakLaurence DrummondOne male Purple emperor holding territory near the gravel pit, 2 White admiral and one WL Hairstreak.
4thFlood Plain NR, North Weald (TL495046)Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Common BlueIan WattsFirst Hedge Brown of the season.
4thEversden WoodComma, Silver-washed Fritillary, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow BrownJames HanlonAt least 25 SWF seen
4thDevil's Dyke, A1304 to A14 (TL616617)Painted Lady, Dark Green Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Chalkhill BlueMartin PeersDark Green Fritillary 6, Brimstone 3 females,
Small White 20+, Small Heath 38, Marbled White 170+,
Ringlet c30, Meadow Brown c70, Gatekeeper 2,
Large Skipper 4, Small Skipper 10, Chalkhill Blue 5 (fresh males), others 1-2 only.
4thCriers wood GT Braxted (TL856132)Purple EmperorLaurence DrummondOne male at the territory, 13.15
4thCircular walk from Norton Mandeville church. (TL579045)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, White-letter HairstreakRosie & Bill Perkins.28,Small White, 14,Large White, 120+,Meadow Brown, 3,Gatekeeper, 2,Ringlet, 4,Small Heath, 6,Large Skipper, 3,Small Tortoiseshell, 2,Red Admiral, 2,White-letter Hairstreak.
4thChalkney Wood (TL873279)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Purple Emperor, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Holly BlueGlen MooreFirst Purple Emperor of the year here, on the ground at 16:15.
4thBury Wood - Epping Forest (TQ4095)Comma, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Small white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Purple HairstreakChristian MossArrived at 7.30am. Started at Fairmead and worked my way around Bury Wood.75+ Purple Hairstreaks, 100+Meadow Browns, 40+ ringlets, 6 commas, 2 red admirals, 1 purple emperor, 4 silver washed fritillaries, 2 white admirals. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
4thBelfairs Nature Reserve (TQ819187)Comma, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Heath Fritillary, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueVince Kinsler1 male Purple Emperor (apparent first ever site record) seen basking between 0915-0935 and then not subsequently, 1 SWF, 4 White Admiral, 6 PH, 2 Brimstone, 30 Marbled White, 3 Heath Fritillary, 2 Comma, 1 PL (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
3rdStansted B1051 (TL0438)Marbled WhiteAndy Goodey
3rdHayley Wood (TL291531)Comma, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small SkipperAlan Coulson6 SWF.
3rdHatfield forest (TL530920)Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple EmperorLaurence DrummondMy first Purple emperor here this year, female SWF out too.
3rdGilberts Slade - Epping Forest (TQ3989)Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakChristian Moss30+ Purple Hairstreak, 20+meadow Browns. 1 red admiral, 1 large white & 3 small white. Lots of small and Essex skippers. A brief hour visit. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
3rdDevil's Dyke (TL574652)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Dark Green Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Common Blue, Chalkhill BlueGraham AlmondWalked all along Devil's Dyke and back and saw more marbled whites than ever before. Grid ref and photo is for the chalkhill blue as that seemed really early. We were after dark green fritillaries, saw four and got a picture of one near the golf course (still in Cambs). One gatekeeper, not photographed, but pretty sure. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
3rdColdham's Common, Cambridge (TL470588)Comma, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow BrownEdward PollardSingle Small Heath, on the south side of the railway along the main path. First for the site for me (taking patch total to 23 spp).
First Ringlet of the year. Plus a couple Small/Essex Skipper [with the family, so not able to look or count carefully]
3rdClacton on Sea, sea front (TM189154)Painted Lady, Small CopperBrian GoodeyOne 2G small copper and just two painted lady, both very tatty. Hopefully should be good autumn emergence.
3rdCircular walk from Tollesbury Square. (TL956104)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly BlueRosie & Bill Perkins.22,Large White, 27,Small White, 4,Green-veined White, 3,Small Tortoiseshell, 2,Red Admiral, 5,Painted Lady, 120+,Meadow Brown, 18,Ringlet, 6,Gatekeeper, 4,Comma, 3,Large Skipper, 13,Small Skipper, 2,Essex Skipper, 26,Small Heath,4,Holly Blue.
3rdBrampton woodSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakAndy HarroldTwo purple hairstreak on main ride
3rdBelfairs Wood Complex (TQ832875)Red Admiral, White Admiral, Heath Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperDavid ChandlerTwo fresh White Admirals and two older Heath Fritillary in their usual location in the Belfair Wood Complex (G.R. is for the Visitors' Centre). (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
2ndWanstead Park - Epping Forest (TQ412872)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Common BlueChristian Moss25+ Purple Hairstreaks around heronry pond. 3 White letter hairstreaks seen in the same location. Nice to see some more whites about, 2 large & 8 small. 1 ringlet, 1 female common blue, 1 small heath, 1 comma and 1 small tort. Meadow browns everywhere and for the first time in a while not a single painted lady. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
2ndIngrebourne Valley (TQ543841)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueDavid McGoughSmall Tortoiseshell 5, Comma 6, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Small White 7, Large White 1, Ringlet 5, Meadow Brown 40, Gatekeeper 3, Large Skipper 9, Small Skipper 40, Essex Skipper 10, White Letter Hairstreak 33, Purple Hairstreak 2, Holly Blue 3 (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
2ndHarlow (Parndon wood) (TL448064)Purple EmperorLaurence Drummond2 chasing at the territory,14.35,then one chasing Wood pigeons and Red admirals until 15.30.
2ndEpping forest (Bell common) (TL447009)Purple EmperorLaurence DrummondOne over the canopy @13.00
2ndChurch Lane, North Weald (TL496047)Red Admiral, Meadow Brown, Purple HairstreakIan Watts7pm on a sunny July evening, the Purple Hairstreaks come out to play. A half dozen or so in the tall oaks outside the sewage works.
2ndChurch Broom Wood, Little Leighs (TL7116)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Common BlueGeorge BrownSunny and warm, 2.45-4.15p.m. 2 Small tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, 1 fresh Small heath, several Ringlet, numerous Meadow brown, 1 male Gatekeeper, 4 Large skipper, numerous Small skipper, 3 male Common blue.
1stWeeleyhall Wood (TM158208)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Purple HairstreakBrian Goodey
1stRowney Woods (TL573337)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakStephen Dutton50 plus Ringlets, 2 Purple Hairstreak, 5Red Admiral,6 Large Skipper, 10 Small White, 3 Comma, 10 Speckled Wood
1stRHS Hyde HallPainted Lady, Small white, Large white, Meadow BrownSimon & Pat CoxAt least 10 Painted Ladies, 2 each of Large & Small White & Meadow Brown
1stLexden Park (YL9725)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, GatekeeperLen Cornwell16 Meadow Brown, 6 Comma/Small White, 1 each of the others.
1stHatfield forest (TL536197)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Common BlueLaurence DrummondNo sign of the Emperor yet, SWF well out 30+,good to see Marbled white getting a hold,seems to be a change in grassland management..one fresh Painted lady among the usual faded examples,still yet to get my first DG frit here.
1stGreat Holland Pits NR (TM200192)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Brown ArgusBrian GoodeyOne Roman (edible) Snail on 22 June, photographed, confirmed by Simon Taylor. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
1stFerry Meadows, Peterborough (TL144978)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperDavid Withringtonwalk around lakes, scrub, fields and woodland edge - Small Tortoiseshell(2), Comma(6), Red Admiral(6), Painted Lady(2), Small White(2), Large White(2), Green-veined White(3),Ringlet(12), Meadow Brown(18), Large Skipper(7).
1stEssex Way from Greensted Church, Ongar. (TL533030)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, White-letter HairstreakRosie & Bill Perkins.3,White-letter Hairstreak, 100
3,White-letter Hairstreak, 100=
100+,Meadow Brown, 3,White-letter Hairstreak, 1,Red Admiral, 1,Painted Lady, 1,Small White, 2,Large White, 2,Small Heath, 1,Large Skipper, 1,Small Skipper, 4,Gatekeeper.
1stEpping Forest, Connaught Water (TQ4095)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple HairstreakChris BaldwinPurple Emperor by Connaught Water, 3 Silver-Washed Fritillary locally, 9 Purple Hairstreak
1stColne Point EWT (TM101124)Painted Lady, Small white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Essex Skipper, Small CopperRobert SeagoGood to see the new brood Small Coppers. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
1stBury Wood - Epping Forest (TQ4095)Comma, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow BrownChristian MossArrived at 3.30 and it was 100% cloud cover. Still managed to see 2 painted ladies, 2 speckled woods, 1 comma, 18 ringlets & 12 meadow browns.

June 2019
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DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
30thTanholt Pits, PeterboroughSmall Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueDavid Withringtonwalk along footpath to fields and back - Small Tortoiseshell(1), Red Admiral(5), Painted Lady(2), Small White(2), Green-veined White(10), Speckled Wood(3), Ringlet(5), Meadow Brown(22), Large Skipper(5), Common Blue(1).
30thMonks Wood (TL198800)Comma, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple HairstreakNick MilneSunny intervals (23C), breezey - 3 White Admiral, approx dozen SW Frits (1 female), single Purple Hairstreak, but no Purple Emperors
30thMolesworthClouded Yellow, Other butterflyStewart ShortA Clouded Yellow in the garden yesterday
30thMolesworth (TL070766)Painted Lady, Marbled White, Ringlet, GatekeeperStewart ShortSeen on walk today near RAF Molesworth
30thHanningfieldRed Admiral, Ringlet, Gatekeeper, White-letter HairstreakAnne Whymark (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
30thGarden (TL9723)Painted Lady, Small white, Meadow Brown, Holly BlueLen Cornwell1 of each
30thFlood Plain NR, North Weald (TL495046)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Common BlueIan Watts3-4 Marbled White. 10+ Ringlets. 5+ Common Blue. 'Cabbage' whites starting to appear in numbers after being largely absent during the spring.
30thDevils Dyke Golf Course Side (TL623612)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Dark Green Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Small CopperKevin WilsonI spent an hour in the area near the first gate on the Golf Course side of the Dyke just south of the A1304,trying to obtain a photo of a Small Copper. Whilst waiting other butterflies seen,-1 Small Tortoiseshell,1 Dark Green Fritillary, 1 Holly Blue,1 Painted Lady, 1 Large White, 2 Small Whites, 2 Small Skippers and 1 unidentified Skipper, 3 Marbled Whites, 4/5 Small Heaths, Ringlets and Meadow Browns. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
30thCastor HanglandsComma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Brimstone, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Black HairstreakMatthew WebbSeveral White Admirals and a couple of late Black Hairstreaks early evening. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
30thBeeleigh Lock to Ricketts Lock, Maldon (TL839084)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly Blue, Small CopperVal BlamireWarm sunny morning. 100+ Meadow Brown on bramble flowers
29thWalk along river Wid from Doddinghurst. (TQ593986)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown ArgusRosie & Bill Perkins.130+,Meadow Brown, 3,Small White, 2,Large White, 4,Marbled White, 5,Small Tortoiseshell, 1,Red Admiral, 2,Painted Lady, 2,Holly Blue, 1,Brown Argus, 9,Large Skipper, 17+,Small Skipper, 2,Small Heath, 2,Ringlet.
29thValentine's Park, Ilford (TQ436880)Comma, Painted Lady, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperRob SmithThe large Elm stand that I saw here last year had been severely pruned, which put paid to my WLHS search. Nice adjacent grassy meadow though. Meadow Brown 2, Large Skipper 3, Essex Skipper 2, Small Skipper 2, S/E Skipper 20+, Comma & Painted Lady
29thStirtloe Lane, Buckden (TL190669)White-letter Hairstreak, Purple HairstreakMark A. WardGood colony of White-letter Hairstreak located and observed on south side of a housing development site. Very worrying as not clear if developer will retain the superb hedgerow and numerous elms here and work happening now, including clearing some of it. 16 observed along the hedgerow/elm tops on the north side of Stirtloe Lane stretching across the 3 grid refs provided and 3 Purple Hairstreaks also visiting from oaks on south side. WLHs also observed nectaring on bramble here.
29thOne Tree Hill, Basildon (TQ700861)Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Holly Blue, Common BlueAlan WaddoupsHundreds of Meadow Browns and Marbled Whites (stopped counting at 100 of each). SH x 4, CB x 5 HB x 1 (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
29thOne Tree Hill, Basildon (TQ693857)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueAlan WaddoupsMW x 25, MB x 45, PL x 5, C x 6, CB x 1, HB x 1, SW x 4, S-wF x 1, RA x 1, SH x 8, SSk x 5 (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
29thLittle Baddow nr Paper Mill Lock, River Chelmer (TL048638)Comma, Large white, Meadow BrownV Machin100's Meadow Brown/3 Large White/1 Comma/1 unidentified skipper.
29thLangdon Hills, One Tree Hill, Johnson's Meadow (TQ700866)Comma, Red Admiral, Small white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common BluePaul Beckett1-3pm,very warm sunny day. Abundant fresh Marbled White (100+) and Meadow Brown in the three fields. White Letter Hairstreak (4+) on the stand of elms east of easternmost Johnson's Meadow.
29thIngrebourne Valley (TQ543841)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueDavid McGoughSmall Tortoiseshell 7, Comma 2, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 3, Small White 3, Green Veined White 2, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 30, Gatekeeper 1, Large Skipper 4, Small Skipper 23, Essex Skipper 9, White Letter Hairstreak 10, Purple Hairstreak 2, Holly Blue 5 (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
29thHullbridge - BattlesbridgeSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Small SkipperTrevor James HockeyIn search of Marbled Whites, saw 30 /40 plus Small Skippers, one tatty Comma and a Small Tortoiseshell plus hundreds of Meadow Browns with a few Small Heaths (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
29thHoughton Grange Field (TL295717)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperJeremy MilneMarbled White 4
29thHockey wood (TQ833928)Comma, Red Admiral, Heath Fritillary, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperJanet Edmunds And David JonesVery hot day arrived about 1pm we saw mixed whites 10, green vein 4, large white 4, ringlets 20, meadow browns 40+, holly blues 10, red admiral 1, heath fritillary 50+, comma 4, essex skipper 1, small skipper 1, mixed skippers 10, and speckled wood 6. Was lovely to see so many fritillaries.
29thHockey wood (TQ833920)Comma, Red Admiral, Heath Fritillary, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly BlueJanet Edmunds And David JonesVery hot at 1pm we saw 10 mixed whites, 4 large whites, 4 green vein whites, 15 ringlets, meadow browns 30+, holly blues 10, 1 red admiral, 4 commas, essex skipper, small skipper, 10 mixed skippers, 6 speckled woods and 50+ heath fritillaries. Nice to see so many fritillaries.
29thHavering (TQ505800)Purple EmperorLaurence DrummondOne male on territory.
29thEpping forest (TQ404953)Purple EmperorLaurence Drummond, Andrew Middleton And Liz Goodye2-3 at Connaught water around this grid ref,1 at Fairmead and one at the "gas ride".
29thEast Ham NR (TQ430823)Comma, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Large white, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly BlueRob SmithLarge stand of Elm, but probably too hot to see White-letter, late am. Although no historic records for this isolated site. Comma 2, Red Admiral 1, Meadow Brown 3, Holly Blue 3, Small Skipper 1, Essex Skipper 1, Large Skipper 1, Large White 1, and a freshly emerged female Brimstone roosting under bramble out of the heat (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
29thCentral reservation of A1 just south of Buckden (TL189668)White-letter HairstreakMark A. WardTwo White-letter Hairstreaks observed spiraling up high over elms in central reservation of A1 just south of Buckden
29thCastor HanglandsSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueMatthew WebbSeveral White Admirals and Silver-washed Fritillaries about plus Brown Argus and Small Heath on the North Heath. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
29thBerechurch Common/Ball Grove (TL048380)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Small CopperAndy GoodeyNo sign of Purple Emperor but Silver-washed Frits and White Admirals showed well
29thBedford Purlieus, south side (TL040990)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, White-letter HairstreakDavid Withringtonwalk along souther ride - Comma(1), Painted Lady(1), Red Admiral(3), Silver-washed Fritillary(9), Marbled White(1), Ringlet(10), Meadow Brown(15), Large Skipper(6), White-letter Hairstreak(1). I met several other butterfly enthusiasts, some had seen 2 White Admirals and 3 White-letter Hairstreaks.
29thBedford Purlieus, north part (TF042005)Comma, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Dark Green Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperDavid Withringtonwalk to the more open grassland area - Comma(1), Painted Lady(1), Silver-washed Fritillary(7), Dark Green Fritillary(5), Speckled Wood(3), Marbled White(7), Ringlet(10), Meadow Brown(25), Large Skipper(2).
28thSouth Woodford, garden (TQ397900)Meadow BrownNick ChallonerFirst sighting of a meadow brown in my garden this year. Sunny, light breeze, ~24degC.
28thRoman Road (TL509533)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Other butterflyRosemarie NeuselRosemarie noted one Cinnabar

At last,9 Marbled Whites! They have been abundant on Magog Down, the Gogs Golf Course, and on Vestey's piece at Wandlebury Nature Reserve (Nature Park, if you must!) but in 14 years of regular monitoring, they have not been seen in more than ones and twos until now.
28thIngrebourne Valley (TQ543841)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueDave McGough5 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, 5 Painted Lady, 1 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 3 Speckled Wood, 20 Meadow Brown, 25 Small Skippers, 10 Essex Skippers, 2 Large Skippers, 5 White Letter Hairstreak, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 6 Holly Blue (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
28thHavering Country Park (TQ504926)Comma, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Green-veined whiteColin Jupp2 male Purple Emperors on territory 13.50-15.35. Also 6 Red Admiral, 3 Comma and several Whites incl 2 Green-veined
28thEpping forest (TQ4094)Purple EmperorLaurence Drummond Andrew MiddletonAt last ,my first 2 Purple emperors chasing over the Oaks here today.
28thEpping Forest (TQ3995)Painted Lady, Purple Emperor, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Purple HairstreakChris BaldwinMale Purple Emperor seen in Bury Wood
28thDagnam Park LNR (TQ5593)Silver-washed FritillaryColin Juppmale Silver-washed Fritillary nectaring on bramble late morning
28thD'Engaynes Meadow, Stow cum Quy (TL515594)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Common BlueChris Brown24 Marbled White, 2 Painted Lady, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, Small Heath Meadow Brown and Small Skipper all plentiful
28thBury Wood - Epping Forest (TQ4095)Comma, Red Admiral, White Admiral, Purple Emperor, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Purple HairstreakChristian Moss2 purple Emperors, 4 white admirals, 12 purple hairstreaks. 100+meadow browns, 25 ringlets, 2 green veined whites, 4 commas, 9 speckled woods, 5 red admirals. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
28thBlackmore.area. (TQ607993)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small white, Large white, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Other butterflySmall SkipperWarm sunny afternoon with moderate breeze.
Meadow Brown 40++.Gatekeeper 8. Small white 1.
Large white 1.Small Tortoise shell 4.
Small skipper 1.
27thSt Osyth Beach (TM124127)Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Essex SkipperBrian GoodeyEssex skipper outnumbering small skipper by 2:1
27thOutreach Grove, Knapwell (TL339631)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, White-letter HairstreakJames Fowler09:30 - 10:30, warm, sunny and calm. 10+ White-letter Hairstreak, mostly flying around or settled on Elms, but several on brambles. Numerous Meadow Brown, ones and twos of others. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
27thNorth Cambridge sitePainted Lady, Meadow Brown, Small SkipperJeffrey RileyMeadow Brown common
Many Painted Ladies
Observed on a “cycle through”
27thNoak Hill (meadow) (TQ532931)Marbled WhiteColin Jupp2 Marbled Whites early evening
27thNewmarket July Race Course (TL604626)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Dark Green Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common Blue, Small CopperUte Mokros8 till 3, sunny, very breezy. Saw 50+ marbled white, meadow brown, small heath. 10+ ringlets, large skippers, large & small whites and painted ladies. 3 dark green fritillaries. 2 brimstone, tortoiseshell and speckled wood. Single red admiral, comma, small copper and common blue. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
27thMonks Wood (TL199803)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, White-letter HairstreakIan JohnstoneSightings between 9:30 and 12:30 along Main Ride and Hotel Ride towards East Field. Light breeze, sunny intervals, temp 20-21'C, humid.
2 - Comma
1 - Red Admiral
2 - Painted Lady
5(+) - White Admiral
7(+) - SWF
1 - Large White
1 - Green-veined White
8(+) - Speckled Wood
2 - Ringlet
6(+) - Meadow Brown
12(+) - Large Skipper
2 - White-letter Hairstreak (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
27thLangdon hills, Marks HillWhite Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, RingletKarl PriceSeveral White Admiral and one Silver Washed Fritillary
27thHatfield forestSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueLaurence DrummondUp the west side,my first 2 Silver washed fritillary here ,so early days, 6 Painted lady and 13 Small heath, emperor some days away I think.
27thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Painted Lady, Meadow BrownColin JuppIn my garden 2 Painted Lady nectaring on lavender, 4 Meadow Brown
27thGt Holland Pits nature reserve (TM202192)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperLiz HuxleyMy first ringlet (6) and white admiral (1) of the year. Also painted lady (3), red admiral (5), meadow brown (c20), comma (2), large skipper (1), speckled wood (1), small tortoiseshell (1).
27thGarden (TL9723)Small white, Meadow Brown, Holly BlueLen Cornwell1 of each
27thFleam Dyke (TL553540)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Dark Green Fritillary, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Other butterflyMike Gittos
27thEpping forest (TQ4056)White AdmiralLaurence Drummond2 at Connaught water this AM.
27thDevils Dyke July racecourse (TL604626)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Dark Green Fritillary, Small white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Common BlueStephen DuttonApprox 10 DG Fritillary, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1Red Admiral
1 Small Skipper,3 Large Skipper, 5 Painted Lady
Approx 100 Marbled White over full length of thisection
5 CommBlue,1 Green veined White.3 Small White
27thDagnam Park LNR (TQ5593)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp63 Small Heath, 370+ Meadow Brown, 10 Ringlet, 4 Speckled Wood, 11 Painted Lady (most on bramble flowers am), 6 Red Admiral, 4 Comma, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 White-letter Hairstreak, 3 Purple Hairstreak, 4 Holly Blue, 1 Common Blue, 13 Large Skipper, 20+ Small Skipper, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Small White + 4 unidentified whites
27thChalkney Wood (TL873279)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Large white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly BlueGlen Moore2 White-letter Hairstreaks
2 White Admirals
10 Painted Ladies
27thBurwell Cambs (TL5867)Red AdmiralPaul CraskeMy First sighting of a Red Admiral in the garden at 1.10pm today.
27thBrampton Wood (TL187701)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Black HairstreakRoger OrbellB H coming to an end only 3 found
26thWhitemoor reserve (TF407006)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Green-veined white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small SkipperDavid Withringtonwalk from Ring's end car park down into Whitemoor reserve: Small Tortoiseshell(1), Red Admiral(1), Painted Lady(8), Green-veined White(8), Ringlet(7), Meadow Brown(23), Small Skipper(1).
26thTollesbury Wick EWT reserve (TL980105)Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueMartin PeersPainted Lady 10, Small White 10, Green-veined White 2, Small Heath 54, Meadow Brown c70, Small Skipper 10, Essex Skipper 8; others singles
26thMill Green Common (TL637013)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small SkipperRob SmithRinglet 3, Meadow Brown 10, Large Skipper 8, Small Skipper 3, single nymphalids
26thHavering Country Park (TQ504926)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Common BlueColin Jupp10 Painted Lady, 4 Comma, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 16 Large Skipper, 30 Small Skipper, 10 Ringlet. No counts of Meadow Brown, Small Heath & Common Blue, the former very abundant. Also 3 Silver Y
26thGarden (TL9723)Meadow BrownLen Cornwell1 single
26thClacton on Sea (TM180148)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Essex Skipper, Holly BlueBrian GoodeyGrass bordering promenade, north-east of pier. 15 Essex skipper; c.40 painted lady.
26thAsh Valley golf club, Much HaddumMarbled WhiteLeonard LapwoodPlaying golf we saw 2 Marbled White butterflies which I have never ever seen before.
26thAbberton church (TL9919)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown ArgusMartin PeersSmall Tortoiseshell 2 (fresh), Painted Lady 8,
Small White 6, Small Heath c50, Meadow Brown c50,
Large Skipper 5 (3 on Self-heal flowers), Small Skipper 8, Essex Skipper 2, Brown Argus 1, Red Admiral 2
25thWanstead Park - Epping Forest (TQ412872)Comma, Painted Lady, Large white, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Essex Skipper, White-letter HairstreakChristian MossTwo White letter hairstreaks by Heronry pond. 12 very worn painted ladies, 2 ringlets, 1 comma, 1 large white, 12 meadow browns & 9 Essex skippers.
25thRise Park, Romford (TQ514910)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Holly BlueColin Jupp8 Purple Hairstreak over oaks at N end of park 6.15 pm onwards. Also 3 Painted Lady, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Holly Blue, 5 Large Skipper, 3 Small Skipper, 1 Ringlet, 47 Meadow Brown. Also Silver Y & Cinnabar.
25thMy garden, StockPurple EmperorWendySeen on my drive at noon (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
25thLawns Park, Collier Row (TQ503910)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Holly BlueColin Jupp3 Essex Skipper, 3 Small Skipper, 6 Large Skipper (3m & 3f), 2 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 60 Meadow Brown, 2 Holly Blue. Also Silver Y, Mother Shipton, Burnet Companion
25thKeats Avenue green space (TQ524909)Green-veined white, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Common BlueColin Jupp19.10-20.00, roosting butterflies in dull warm weather: 1 Essex Skipper, 2 Small Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 1 fresh Green-veined White, 2 Ringlet, 15 Meadow Brown, 2 Small Heath (looked fairly fresh). Also 1 Purple Hairstreak over oak 7.30pm. Moths: Blackneck & Latticed Heath
25thHadleigh Country Park/Benfleet Downs (TL048380)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common BlueRoss Gardner1 Large Skipper, 5 Essex Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 4 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 Common Blue, 3 Holly Blue, 2 Comma, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Marbled White, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Ringlet, c20 Meadow Brown, 5 Small Heath.

Also 1 Red-belted Clearwing
25thGarden (TL9723)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Meadow BrownLen Cornwell1 of each
24thTrumpington Meadows (TL433535)Painted Lady, Ringlet, Meadow BrownPaddy GroveA first Ringlet of the year for me, spotted as I cycled through
24thNoak Hill (meadow) (TQ532931)Painted Lady, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Common BlueColin Jupp150+ Small Skippers mainly males (plus many unidentified, no definite Essex). Also 2 Large Skipper, 5 Painted Lady, 209 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet, 4 Small Heath, 9 Common Blue. Moths: 2 Mother Shipton, 4 Burnet Companion, 3 Cinnabar (most were worn).
24thMonks Wood (TL199803)Painted Lady, White Admiral, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Purple HairstreakIan JohnstoneSightings between 09:15 and 12:00. Temp 20-22'C, very light breeze, humid, mainly cloudy
4 - Painted Lady
2 - White Admiral - Corner of Main Ride and Hotel Ride
6+ - Speckled Wood
2 - Ringlet
8+ - Meadow Brown
10+ - Large Skipper
1 - Purple Hairstreak - On Hotel Ride just before start of East Field. Feeding on the ground (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
24thHockley WoodsRed Admiral, Heath Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Meadow BrownStephen Dutton22deg but overcast
14 HF including 3 basking pairs
4 Speckled Wood, 3 Red Admiral
24thHockley WoodsHeath FritillaryStephen DuttonPhotographs as visit, not attached previously (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
24thHavering-atte-Bower (TQ525937)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Meadow BrownColin JuppFootpath across farmland nr Pyrgo Park. 10 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Painted Lady, 50+ Meadow Brown
24thHarold Hill (TQ547925)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted LadyColin Jupp5 Painted Lady and 1 Small Tortoiseshell nectaring on privet blossom
24thGarden, RayleighPainted Lady, Meadow BrownTrevor James HockeyA lone Painted Lady that seems to have been in residence for two days so far. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
24thDevils Dyke July Race Course side (TL604626)Small Tortoiseshell, Dark Green Fritillary, Small SkipperKevin WilsonI returned to Devils Dyke July Race Course side this afternoon hoping to find some more Dark Green Fritillaries. I was not disappointed. Three counted by late afternoon. Two courting Small Tortoiseshells noted. Pleased to see my first Small Skipper for this year. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
24thCentral Park, Harold Hill (TQ546922)Painted Lady, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp3 Painted Lady, 11 Large Skipper, 11 Small Skipper, 1 m Common Blue, 2 Holly Blue (on bramble flowers), 1 Small Heath, 114 Meadow Brown incl 2 mating pairs (my highest count here).
24thBenfleet Downs (Hadleigh CP) (TQ786858)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common BlueDavid ChandlerSixteen species including first Ringlet 15 White Letter Hairstreaks (some nectaring on Bramble) fresh Small Skippers and a large Silver Washed Fritillary.
23rdTrumpington Meadows - West of M11 (TL433539)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueTrevor SawyerLarge Skipper 12, Small Skipper 6, Meadow Brown 30+, Painted Lady 8, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Small White 3, Large White 2, Small Heath 30+, Brown Argus 8, Common Blue 40+, Marbled White 12.
23rdThrift Wood, Bicknacre (TL048380)Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow BrownV MachinWarm, breezy, cloudy, afternoon.
23rdThaxted community Meadow (TL613316)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueStephen Dutton1 Marbled White, first sighting this year.
2 Painted Lady and 4 Small Tortoiseshell new maxima for the site. 6 Small Heath numbers down from a few days ago.
Weather warm but overcast.
1 Common Blue.2 Large Skipper.
23rdSt Ives (TL311720)White-letter HairstreakIan JohnstoneSitting in my garden when a White-letter Hairstreak landed on our Broad Bean plants and fed for about 90 minutes.
Sighting between 11:30 and 13:00. Hazy sunshine, muggy, with light breeze. Temp aprrox. 20'C (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
23rdShipwrights Wood, Benfleet - Meadow areaMarbled White, Meadow Brown, Small SkipperTrevor James HockeyIn search of Marbled Whites, a few present, perhaps 6/7 individuals, lots of Meadow Browns and one small Skipper seen. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
23rdLangdon Hills (Dunton Plotlands)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueAndrew CoxMarbled white- two
Ringlet-two at least
23rdJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Comma, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob Smithtransect - my first Ringlet & Small Skippers, 5+ Brown Argus and 2 Common Blue. 10+ NB 5-spot Burnet moths in Tylers Wood meadow
23rdHoughton Grange Field (TL295717)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Brown ArgusJeremy MilneMarbled White 1 (site colonised 2018), Painted Lady 4
23rdHornchurch back garden RM12 4ASRed Admiral, Speckled WoodDavid Marshall
23rdHolland on Sea (TM194156)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueBrian Goodey42 painted lady, including 16 on one Hebe bush. Also, one last night at 11pm flying in garden for 10 minutes.
23rdHavering Country Park (TQ504926)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Common BlueColin Jupp13.30-18.30. 11 White-letter Hairstreaks on elms along the track continuing W from Wellingtonia Avenue; 11 Common Blue, 1 Essex Skipper, 20 Small Skipper, 6 Large Skipper, 325+ Meadow Brown, 32 Small Heath, 6 Ringlet, 1 Speckled Wood, 4 Painted Lady, 4 Red Admiral. Also 10 Burnet Companion, 4 Yellow Shell, 1 N-b 5-spot Burnet.
23rdHarold Hill (TQ549923)Purple HairstreakColin Jupp7 Purple Hairstreaks over oaks in dull but warm weather 19.30-19.50
23rdHare Park Six Mile Bottom. (TL583589)Dark Green FritillaryKevin WilsonOne very flighty Dark Green Fritillary seen at 4.36 pm. I was unable to obtain a photo. Cloudy but warm.
23rdGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueRobert SeagoMuch the same large haul of species as the ppppreviious day but also several new brood Comma, and an Essex Skipper which I checked. Rather a lot of Painted Ladies now. About 15
23rdDevils Dyke July Race Course side (TL604626)Painted Lady, Dark Green Fritillary, Marbled White, Meadow BrownKevin WilsonOne Dark Green Fritillary on the July side of the Dyke just south east of the A 14. Also very good numbers of Marbled Whites and Meadow Browns. At least 12 Painted Ladies counted. 5.30 pm-6.45 pm.
23rdConnaught Waters, Epping ForestComma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Essex Skipper, Holly BlueV Machinwarm and overcast, morning. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
23rdBury Wood, Epping Forest (TQ400957)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly BlueIan WattsThe weather forecast overpromised for the third field trip of 2019 with only fitful glimpses of the sun. However, the warm conditions meant there were still a good number of woodland butterflies visible during the walk. The influx of Painted Ladies working its way down the East coast now seems to be reaching this part of Essex and the bramble here was proving attractive to these butterflies. Also 2 x Red Admirals, 2 x Comma, 2-3 Large Skippers, some nice fresh Ringlets as well as the other seasonal Browns kept us occupied.
23rdBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Ringlet, Meadow BrownColin JuppIn the Walled Garden 3 Painted Lady nectaring on lavender, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 10 Meadow Brown, 4 Small White. Also 3 Ringlet at the edge of Nursery Wood
22ndTower Gardens, Chelmsford (TL6907)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small Heath, Common BlueRay WalkerAround and on the bowling green there were 2x Painted lady, 1x Small Tortoiseshell, 1x Common Blue (in the ditch) and 1x Small Heath (on the green)
22ndTan Lane Little Clacton (TM173204)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted LadyGavin PriceThree Small Tortoiseshell One Red Admiral Four Painted Ladies all feeding on Hebe in my garden. Painted Ladies all looked particulary weathered.
22ndRSPB Wallasea Island (TQ960935)Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BluePaul Beckett11am-3pm warm and sunny in shelter but breezy along sea wall. Many small heath and meadow brown, all 3 skippers, fresh brown argus and common blue.
22ndMarsh Farm Country Park, South Woodham Ferrers (TQ8296)Small white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Common BlueChristopher RawlingsMeadow Brown 18, Small Heath 3, Small White 3, Common Blue 2, Marbled White 1.
22ndHullbridge - BattlesbridgeRed Admiral, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow BrownTrevor James HockeyA walk along the river in search of Marbled Whites saw 5 /6 with lots of Meadow Browns and Small Heaths, and a sole Red Admiral
22ndHockley Wood (TQ837917)Painted Lady, Heath Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Small SkipperPaul Beckett9-10am warm sunny day. 20+ heath fritillaries in the SE part of the wood nectaring on bramble. Clearly seen from a main track which has a wide verge. Early gatekeepers (2) also visible.
22ndGreat Holland Pits NR (TM201193)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperBrian GoodeyVery worn end of generation brimstone, brown argus and small copper. First for year (for me) ringlet, purple hairstreak, small skipper and summer generation comma.

SS - 15; LS - 10; Br - 1; PH - 3; WlH - 5; SC - 1; BA - 1; CB- 12; HB - 2; WA - 2; RA - 8; PL - 1; C - 1; SW - 5; MB - 30; SH - 4; R - 2
22ndGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Green Hairstreak, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperRobert SeagoFirst 2019 Ringlet, Sm Sk and 2 White Ad.
1 male Brimstone 1 late G H.
22ndGarden (TL9723)Meadow BrownLen Cornwell1 single
22ndDevil Dyke , Swafham Prior road. (TL566662)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Common BluePaul CraskeThe sitings were all near the road area.
Also I found a Emporer Moth caterpillar.
22ndCastor HanglandsBrimstone, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Black Hairstreak, Common BlueMatthew WebbA minimum of 6 Black Hairstreaks seen late afternoon. Also a very late Green Hairstreak in the North Heath, which also hosted my first Small Heath here. A couple of Purple Hairstreak in the woodland with reasonable numbers of Meadow Brown and Large Skippers about in the open areas and woodland rides. Only one Ringlet seen. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
21stat Wood Walton (TL2080)Small Tortoiseshell, Silver-washed Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Common BlueJohn & Elaine Haytoncommon blue 1

further in the wood
silver washed frit. 1
small tort 1
small heath 1
lots of meadow browns
and speckled woods. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
21stWood Walton (TL2181)Small Tortoiseshell, Common Blue, White-letter HairstreakJohn & Elaine HaytonCommon Blue 1
three white lettered hairstreaks
small tortoiseshell 1
small heath 1 (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
21stWest cambridge siteOther butterflyLouise BaconOne Swallowtail seen whilst celebrating mid summer/mid winter at work, seen well in flight. Origin unknown - it won't be possible to tell if it was a true continental migrant or an escape/release frmo captive stock.
21stWeeleyhall Wood (TM159209)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Holly BlueBrian GoodeyMB - 10; HB - 4; WA - 5; RA - 8; PL - 4
21stRSPB Needingworth (TL3572)Other butterflyLesley AllenMaybe Common Blue? (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
21stHornchurch back garden RM12 4ASHolly BlueDavid Marshall
21stGreat Chesterford, field edge (TL535435)Small white, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Meadow BrownDavid NewlandThe first time I have come across a Marbled White here. Only one seen. Speckled Woods the most plentiful.
21stGrafham WaterRed Admiral, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow BrownL GaleSunny and cloudy periods Breezy about 19 degrees
21stFootpath alongside Quy Water between car park by Q (TL620615)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small white, Large white, Meadow BrownKevin WilsonCloudy with sunny intervals warm. Butterflies noted along footpath between Quy Hall and Anglesey Abbey.10 Meadow Browns.3 Fresh Small Tortoiseshells. 1 Large White. 1Small White. 1 Red Admiral and 1 Painted Lady. 2.45 pm-3.25 pm.
21stDevils Dyke, July Racecourse end, Newmarket (TL614620)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueTina GallantBetween 11am and 1pm I saw at least 20+ Marbled Whites on the banks of Devils Dyke (on the stretch near the July Course car park) as well as 2 Painted Ladies, 4 Large Skippers, 10 Ringlets, 5 Meadow Browns, 10 Small Heaths, 3 Common Blues (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
21stColdham's Common (TL4759)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small white, Green-veined white, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Brown ArgusEdward PollardSunny spells. Warm
Lots of Meadow Brown, stopped counting at 40. 2 Small White, 12 Large Skipper. Singles of the rest. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
21stBury Wood - Epping Forest. (TQ4095)White AdmiralChristian MossTwo White Admirals seen today. One at Connaught Water and the other near Pear Tree Plain. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
21stBlenheim Park, Southend (TQ846873)White-letter HairstreakAndrew Woodhouse3 White-letter Hairstreak by the SW entrance to the park
21stAudley Road, Great Leighs, Chelmsford (TL7217)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted LadyRay WalkerIn front garden feeding on scabious flowers. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
20thWalton Hall marshes (TM2524)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Common BlueMartin PeersRed Admiral 4, Painted Lady 9, Small Heath 12,
Meadow Brown c90, Small Skipper 1, Common Blue 4
20thWalton -on-the-Naze (TM265240)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueMartin PeersRed Admiral 2, Painted Lady 5, Small Heath 8,
Meadow Brown 10, Common Blue 2; all others singles.
One Cinnabar moth.
20thMonks Wood (TL201802)Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, White Admiral, Large white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Black HairstreakPhil BromleyDuring the transect I saw 6 black hairstreak on young blackthorn along Stocking Close ride, 4 of which were ovipositing females, one looked recently emerged.
Also, my first white admiral of the year. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
20thMonks Wood (TL199803)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Painted Lady, Silver-washed Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperIan JohnstoneSightings between 10:30 and 13:00. Sunny intervals with fair breeze, Temp 17-20'C.
1 - Small Tortoiseshell
1 - Comma
1 - Painted Lady looking worse for ware
1 - Silver-washed Fritillery. Looking brand new seen down Eastedge Ride
6+ - Speckled Wood
4 - Large Skipper
6+ - Meadow Brown (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
20thHornchurch back garden RM12 4ASHolly BlueDavid Marshall
20thHockley WoodsRed Admiral, Heath Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Meadow BrownChristian MossArrived at 8am for my debut visit. 70+Heath Fritillaries, 20 meadow Browns, 3 Red Admirals & 2 speckled Woods. A wonderful morning. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
20thHockley Wood (TQ833920)Red Admiral, Heath Fritillary, Meadow BrownRobert SeagoI took a long walk seeing just a few HF in a newish coppice plot.Then hit the proper main ride and there were lots, over 100. Other species surprisingly scarce. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
20thHatfield Forest, Essex (TL539208)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperIan WattsA sunny and warm morning. Plenty of seasonal Browns plus one each of PL and RA.
20thDunmow Cutting, disused railway line (TL609214)Peacock, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly BlueVal BlamireSunny morning. 10 Speckled Wood. 13 Ringlet. 2 Holly Blue. 3 Large Skipper. 12 Meadow Brown. 1 Peacock. 6 Marbled White. This is the first time Marbled White have been recorded here by Friends of the Flitchway.
19thNoak Hill (meadow) (TQ532931)Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Common BlueColin JuppEarly evening, overcast. Only a part of the site covered. 2 Small Skippers and 2 Common Blues roosting, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 70+ Meadow Browns
19thHornchurch back garden RM12 4ASSpeckled WoodDavid Marshall
18thWoodwalton Marsh (TL211813)Brimstone, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Large SkipperIan JohnstoneWalk between 11:45 and 12:30. Light breeze, sunny intervals, humid, Temp approx. 18'C.
6+ - Marbled White - Sunning
2 - Large Skipper
2 - Brimstone
6+ - Small Heath
6+ - Meadow Brown
1 - Large White (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
18thWanstead Park - Epping Forest (TQ4287)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Large white, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Common BlueChristian MossQuick hour in the park this morning. 1 marbled white, 3 common blue, 4 small heath, 4 meadow brown, 1 large white, 1 comma & 1 small tortoiseshell. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
18thThaxted community meadow (TL613316)Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Common BlueStephen Dutton09:20 to 09:50, approx 300 metres transect, approx 2000 M sq
18 deg hazy sunshine and light breeze.
30 Meadow Brown, 18 Small Heath, both maximums this year, although Small Heath have been present for six weeks.
2 Common Blue. Visit yesterday was pm and breezy.
18thTanholt Pits, Peterborough (TF238017)Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueDavid WithringtonPainted Lady (1 in good condition), Speckled Wood(3), Meadow Brown(5), Small Heath(5), Large Skipper(1), Common Blue(4).
18thRiddy Wood/Riddy Lane (TL218815)Brimstone, Meadow Brown, Black HairstreakDuncan McNivenOne Black Hairstreak on a blackthorn hedge at the top of Riddy Lane but only about 50m from where I saw one at the corner of Riddy Wood last year. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
18thRSPB Bowers Marsh (TQ754867)Meadow Brown, Essex Skipper, Common BlueTerry Gleave1 really fresh Essex Skipper
20+ Meadow Brown
2 Common Blue Sunny warm - before the rain came
18thPhyllis Currie Essex Wildlife Trust Reserve (TL723182)Meadow BrownRaymond Henry WalkerSeveral on the wing in the main wildflower meadow. Counted about 8
18thMonkswood (TL199803)Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Black HairstreakIan JohnstoneWalk between 09:30 and 11:30. Light breeze, sunny intervals, humid, Temp approx. 18'C.
5 - Black Hairstreak - High up in bushes, one looking a bit worse for wear.
4 - Large Skipper - Basking in the sun.
2 - Small Tortoiseshell
6+ - Speckled Wood
12+ - Meadow Brown (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
18thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common BlueRobert SeagoBrilliant to see my first Small Tortoiseshell of the year. Also Large Skipper and a single first White Letter. Meadow Browns and Red Admirals showing well.
18thGarden in Little EversdenRed Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueJames Fowler
18thFlag Fen, Peterborough (TL228986)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Meadow BrownDavid WithringtonWalk from Flag Fen centre to River Nene - on bare earth on field: Small Tortoiseshell(1), Red Admiral(1). Along path: Meadow Brown(5), Speckled Wood(1).
18thDogsthorpe Star Pit (TF212027)Comma, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Common BlueDavid WithringtonComma(1), Red Admiral(1), Speckled Wood(1), Meadow Brown(6), Small Heath(3),Common Blue(4).
18thDagnam Park LNR (TQ5593)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, White-letter HairstreakColin Jupp2 White-letter Hairstreaks in SW corner of Fir Wood 10.25. Also 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 12+ Small Heath, Meadow Browns
18thBrampton Wood (TL1870)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Black HairstreakEdward Pollard10am - 1pm. Sunny spells, still and warm.
3 Black Hairstreak at site 2.
Plus 2 Painted Lady, 3 Red Admiral, 6 Large Skipper, 8+ Meadow Brown, 10+ Speckled Wood.
17thWoodwalton Marsh nature reserve (TL212811)Peacock, Large white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Black HairstreakDuncan McNiven4 Black Hairstreak, 1 White-letter Hairstreak all nectaring on Wild Privet flowers.
17thWest cambridge site (TL422589)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Meadow BrownLouise Bacon3 painted lady, 3 meadow brown, singletons of the other 2 sp. in the flowery garden are brim-ful of lavender, knapweed and other tastty flowers.....
17thThaxted community Meadow and hedgerows (TL613316)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Large white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueStephen Dutton8 MB, 8 SH, 4CB, 1 LS, 1LW, 1ST, 1 PL (faded)
17thRowallan Close Colchester (TL9723)Painted Lady, Meadow BrownLen Cornwell1 on Privot hedge
17thRHS Hyde HallPainted LadyN.J.OliverSaw at least 15 painted lady.
17thPaines Brook, Harold Hill (TQ549914)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 fresh Comma, 4 Holly Blue, 1 m Common Blue, 4 Meadow Brown, 3 Speckled Wood. Also Burnet Companion
17thListon church roadside setaside (TL852448)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common BlueMartin PeersSmall Tortoiseshell 2 (fresh), Red Admiral 4,
Green-veined White 3, Meadow Brown 20, Brown Argus 5, others singles.
17thHarold Hill (TQ5591)Small white, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly BlueColin Juppa White-letter Hairstreak at Paines Brook (TQ550 913) and 3 near the bus stop Petersfield Ave/A12 (TQ555 917). Also 4 Holly Blues on bramble flowers and 1 Small White
17thHarold Hill (TQ549923)Red Admiral, Purple HairstreakColin Jupp2 Purple Hairstreak this evening at 7.15pm, edge of small oakwood nr Wickford Drive. Also 2 Red Admiral.
17thHarold Hill (A12) (TQ553915)White-letter HairstreakColin JuppAt least 8 White-letter Hairstreaks on central reservation elms along the A12 early pm
17thGreat Holland Pits NR (TM201194)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueBrian GoodeyLS - 3
GH - 1
BA - 3
CB - 11
HB - 5
RA - 6
PL - 2
SW - 3
MB - 20
SH - 1
17thGarden in Little EversdenRed Admiral, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueJames FowlerBetween 12 and 1, warm bright and breezy. Numerous Meadow Brown and Large Skipper. Two Common Blue, singletons of others. Holly Blue. very worn.
17thGarden (TQ471875)Common BlueSimon
17thFoxearth - old railway track (TL840463)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Common BlueMartin PeersSmall Tortoiseshell (fresh), Red Admiral 5,
Brimstone 2 males, Speckled Wood 10, Small Heath 3,
Meadow Brown 3, Common Blue 2, others singles.
One Cinnabar moth.
17thFordham Estate (TL926288)Meadow BrownRichard BiggAlmost a complete absence of butterflies which is unusual for this site although it is a bit of a quiet time of the year generally. Just 2 Meadow Browns.
17thFlood Plain NR, North Weald (TL495046)Comma, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueIan WattsBrowns and Common blue plentiful on a breezy June day.
17thDevils Dyke by Golf Course between A1304-B1061. (TL624610)Painted LadyKevin WilsonI took a late afternoon walk along the top of the dyke near the Golf Course and was pleasantly surprised to see 6 Painted Ladies at different locations along the dyke.6.10pm,-6.55pm. Sunny and warm but breezy. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
17thDagnam Park LNR (TQ5593)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly BlueColin Jupp107 Meadow Brown, 31 Small Heath, 1 Speckled Wood, 4 Large Skipper, 4 Red Admiral, 1 hutchinsoni Comma, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Holly Blue.
17thCentral Park, Harold Hill (TQ546922)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp1 Small Heath (my first here), 40 Meadow Brown, 1 Speckled Wood, 5 Large Skipper (4m & 1f), 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Small White, 1 m Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue.
17thBury Wood, Epping Forest (TQ400956)Red Admiral, Large white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly BlueIan WattsLarge numbers of the two Brown species and 4-5 Red Admiral.
17thBenfleet Downs and Hadleigh Marshes (TQ788857)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Essex Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperAndrew WoodhouseHighlights were 8 Essex Skipper on the sea wall and 7 White-letter Hairstreak on the gas pipeline path.
16thTrumptington Meadows, Cambridge (TL4354)Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueEdward Pollard1 Large Skipper, 1 female Brimstone and 1 bright Red Admiral. 12+ Meadow Browns, 14+ Common Blue. 10+ Small Heath.
Warm in the sun, but blustery. Small Heaths mainly along the path beside Byron's Pool LNR. Also a probable Painted Lady flying north at speed.
16thMiddlewick Ranges, Colchester (TM014223)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Common Blue, Small CopperRob SmithSmall Tort 2, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2, Speckled Wood 2, Small Heath 10+, Meadow Brown 30+, Common Blue 2, Small Copper 1. moths, Yellow Shell, Cinnabar, E. plumella
16thHockley WoodsRed Admiral, Heath FritillaryTrevor James HockeyA walk yesterday afternoon in the SE corner of the woods on one of the main paths surprised me with dozens of Heath Fritillaries -at least 50 / 60 probably more on the verges of the path. Plus three Red Admirals. congratulations to the conservation efforts in the Woods. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
16thBarrington (TL4050)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Large Skipper, Holly BluePaddy GroveA nice fresh Red Admiral and a very active Painted Lady. Holly Blues still around (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
15thWoodwalton Marsh (TL212813)Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Black Hairstreak, Common BlueSteve Binding2.45/5pm overcast odd light rain, odd sunny intervals 18c. (2/3) Med brn.(3) Sm heath. (1) Spec wood on buttercups.(1) painted Lady. (3) male Com Blue + (1)blue form fm. (3)Black Hs on Privat flowers left of gate poss more. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
15thWanstead Park - Epping Forest (TQ4287)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Common BlueChristian Moss3 painted ladies, 1 small tort, 2 small heaths, 1 common blue, 1 red admiral & a couple of meadow browns. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
15thMagog Down (TL4953)Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, White-letter Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common BlueChris Tyler-Smith, Yali XueMost of the species listed were seen in a sheltered corner during a brief sunny spell. A White-letter Hairstreak nectaring on Ox-eye Daisy was the most notable (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
15thMagog Down (TL4953)Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow BrownLouise Bacon, Vince Lea, John O'Boyle, Dave Catter2 painted Lady, a single marbled white and speckled woods. The other browns more plentiful
15thLittle Horkesley (TL955320)Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Meadow BrownMartin PeersAll singles apart from 2 Speckled Woods
15thLeigh-on-Sea (TQ828858)White-letter Hairstreak, Holly BlueIan Cotgrove4 White-Letter Hairstreak seen on brambles along Castle Drive
15thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob SmithLarge Skipper 2, Brown Argus 1, Common Blue 2, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 14. moths: Blood-vein 1, Mother Shipton 2, Burnet Companion 3, Cinnabar 2, Latticed Heath 1, Yellow Shell 1, snout 1
15thHadleigh Castle (TQ815858)Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueIan CotgroveMy 1st Marbled Whites of the season seen along the bottom of the spur. There were also small and/or Essex skippers, but I wasn't able to positively ID the without my butterfly binoculars. Will return later
15thGreen Lane Woodwalton (TL208812)Painted Lady, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperSteve Binding12.15/2.30pm overcast odd sun and a bit of light rain . Still warm 17c . (15) com blue all male, some looking fresh.(9+)Med Brn. (7) Sm Heath. (6) Lrg Skip male.(5) Brn Arg 2 fresh looking. (2) Small Copp. (4+) Painted Lady in a cultivated Clover field just up from this field. All taking nectar from the clover. Using my binoculars I,m pretty sure there were more further out in the field. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
15thBarrington (TL4150)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BluePaddy GroveA couple of Painted Ladies - seeing these quite frequently these days. 2 or 3 Meadow Browns: expect their numbers to grow in the next week
14thnr St Osyth (TM144159)Red Admiral, Painted LadySimon & Pat Cox2 Painted Ladies feeding on lavender all afternoon in our garden. 1 Red Admiral
14thPeterborough city centre (TL191989)Painted LadyDavid WithringtonWhilst I was in the Bumble Inn pub on Westgate at 12.45, a Painted Lady flew past west towards the station.
14thMill Green Common (TL637013)Large SkipperRob Smithjust a single Large Skipper and 2 Cinnabar moths here today. Large amount of variation in emergence times from site to site at the moment
14thDevils Dyke July Race Course side. (TL614620)Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueKevin WilsonI walked beside the small dyke which runs parallel to Devils Dyke mid afternoon. 2.25pm-2.55pm. The sun had just come out but windy. butterflies seen- 1 Large Skipper,2 Marbled Whites, 3 Common Blues, 4 Meadow Browns and 23+ Small Heaths.
12thSt OsythComma, Painted Lady, Small HeathSimon & Pat Coxsingles of each in Martin's Farm, Howlands Marsh area during evening walk
12thLagoons Perry (TL157671)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common BlueSteve Binding12.50/3pm overcast ,bright followed by light rain.(5) Med brns 1st of the year here.(2)Painted Lady first I,ve seen here, one flying around despite the rain the other on bramble flowers. (3) Com Blue males + (1) fm. (1) fresh Sm Tort. (1) very worn Brn Arg (4) Sm Heath. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
11thWanstead Park - Epping Forest (TQ4287)Red Admiral, Small Heath, Meadow BrownChristian Moss4 small heaths and my first meadow brown of the year. Bonus Red Admiral as well. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
9thnr St Osyth (TM144159)Painted LadySimon & Pat CoxSingle Painted Lady on valerian in our garden
9thWormingford (TL940330)Peacock, Red Admiral, Large white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common BlueMartin PeersPeacock 1 very worn individual; Red Admiral 2;
Large White - my first this year; Green-veined White 2; Small Heath 10+; Meadow Brown 2 (my first this year); Brown Argus 3; Common Blue 4 males
9thWoodwalton Marsh (TL212813)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Black Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common BlueSteve Binding.2.45/4pm sunny 19c (2) Brim .(4 female) Com Blue + (4) males.(2) SM Heath. (3) Brn Arg. (1) fresh SM tort.(1) Org Tip male Still. Also (1) Black Hairstreak in a low shrub near a fence post railway side taking nectar from Bryony . The photo is the best I could . (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
9thPound Wood, EWT ReserveHeath Fritillary, Speckled WoodTrevor James HockeyI know you don't publish these sightings - But 20-30 Heath Fritillaries seen on the wing at Pound Wood this morning. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
9thPaines Brook, Harold Wood (TQ551912)Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small CopperColin Jupp1 Red Admiral, 1 worn Small Copper, 3 Holly Blue, 1 m Common Blue, 1 Meadow Brown, 2 Speckled Wood
9thMonkswood (TL201803)Comma, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Black Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown ArgusSteve Binding. Rosalyn Payne. Phil Bromely.sun/cloud 18c 11.30/2.15pm (5)Holly B. (1) Brn Arg. (1) Comma.(1) Lrg Skip. (1)Med Brn.(1) Brim.(5+)Spec W. and easily (30+) Black Hairstreak along Stocking Close ride a lot of which were low down in the coppiced low Blackthorn, including two pairs in copulation (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
9thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueRob SmithSpeckled Wood 7, Meadow Brown 6, Common Blue 4, Brown Argus 3, Holly Blue 1, Large Skipper 2. moths: Cinnabar 5, Mother Shipton 1
9thHarold Hill (TQ546948)Meadow Brown, Holly BlueColin Jupp1 Meadow Brown and 1 Holly Blue in my garden + Cinnabar.
9thHarold Hill (A12) (TQ553915)White-letter Hairstreak, Holly BlueColin Jupp2 White-letter Hairstreak on central reservation elms late am, also 3 Holly Blue.
9thGreat Holland Pits NR (TM202193)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueBrian GoodeyLs -1; Bs -8; Lw -1; Sw -2; Gh -2; Ba -10; Cb -5; Hb -8; Ra -10; St -2; Pc -3; Sw -12; Mb - 12; Sh-5
First large skipper of the year. Red admirals noticeable increase.
9thDevil's Ditch old railway cutting near Burwell (TL575652)Peacock, Brimstone, Small Heath, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common BlueMike GittosPeacocks were caterpillars, at least 3 Marbled Whites and Burnet Companion and Cinnabar moths.
9thCentral Park, Harold Hill (TQ546922)Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueColin Jupp11 Meadow Brown, 1 Large Skipper, 1m Common Blue. Also Cinnabar moth.
9thCastor HanglandsBrimstone, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Black Hairstreak, Common BlueMatthew WebbSmall numbers of Black Hairstreaks seen, including 5 noted at one time at one spot in the thickets of the Northern Heath. Also, my first Green Hairstreak at Castor Hanglands in the same area. One Meadow Brown and regular sightings of Brimstone. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
9thBrampton wood (TL180703)Comma, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Black Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common BlueGraham AlmondA few black hairstreaks were visible in sites 1, 2 and surrounds; the occasional one would even pose for photos. A handful of meadow browns were out while large skippers made their first appearance to us for the year in the early afternoon - after the first sighting they seemed to be everywhere. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
9thBrampton Wood (TL181704)Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Black Hairstreak, Holly BlueIan WattsA slowish start by the Black hairstreak at sites 1 and 2 but by noon there was plenty of activity. Probably about a dozen whilst I was there. Also many Speckled wood (15+), a beautifully fresh Red Admiral, a few Large Skippers, a couple of Holly Blues and a Meadow Brown. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
9thBelton Hills Nature Reserve (TQ827858)Marbled WhiteRebecca JonesOnly one butterfly spotted, very fresh condition. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
8thNoak Hill (TQ545941)Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Common Blue, Small CopperColin JuppVery windy, the following in sheltered corners of fields. 6 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Copper and 3 m Common Blue near the M25, 8 Small Heath and 1 Speckled Wood. Also 1 Burnet Companion moth
8thBelton Hills Nature Reserve (TQ827859)White-letter HairstreakJoseph Shafferydead specimen found on footpath very close to known breeding site in Belton Hills Nature Reserve (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
7thColdham's Common, Cambridge (TL470589)Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common BlueEdward PollardFirst Meadow Browns of the year, only 4 seen. Plus first Brown Argus at the site for me (3). 5 Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Red Admiral.
All just north of the railway line near the main north-south path.
6thSible Hedingham (TL792338)Red Admiral, Small Heath, Meadow BrownRichard BiggSunny but with a cool wind very few butterflies Meadow Brown(1), Small Heath(2), Red Admiral(1).
6thMonkswood (TL199803)Speckled Wood, Black HairstreakIan JohnstoneSightings between 9:30 and 12:00. Sunny intervals with moderate breeze. Temp. 15-18'C.
Speckled Wood - 8+
Black Hairstreak - 12+ - Male and Females basking in the sun and laying eggs. On Main Ride between Socking Close Ride and Hotel Ride. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
6thHockley Woods (TQ833924)Heath Fritillary, Holly BlueRay Walker9X Heath Fritillaries and 1x Holly Blue
6thFlood Plain NR, North Weald (TL495046)Small white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common BlueIan Watts20+ Common Blue but only a single Brown Argus (which represents a rather rapid drop in numbers for the latter species compared with only a week or so ago at this reserve). 4-5 Meadow Brown, a similar number of Small Heath and a male and female Orange Tip (quite possibly the last of this species I will see this year).
5thTrumpington Meadows, Cambridge (TL437544)Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Common BlueIan WattsCommon blue galore in largely overcast conditions. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
5thMonkswood (TL201803)Speckled Wood, Black HairstreakSteve Bindingovercast but still warm with odd sun showing and breezy 3.45/5pm (7)Black Hs all high in Blackthorn and Oak tree possibly more? mostly sunning. (4) Spec wood.
5thMagog Down, Cambridge (TL488532)Brimstone, Large white, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Common BlueIan WattsMeadow Brown was the dominant species in overcast breezy conditions. Plenty of Common blue too plus my first and only Large White so far in 2019.
5thHockley WoodPeacock, Small white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Other butterflyDavid GloverIn the newly created meadows on the easten side of the woods I counted 8-10 Common Blue, 15 Small Heath and a single Meadow Brown & Speckled Wood. Possible Dingy Skipper, though not 100% certain as it travelled past at speed.

To the south of the wood (about 1/2 a mile), the grassland edges of the River Roach provided Banded Demoiselle and Emerald Green Damselflies.
5thHavering Country Park (TQ504926)Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small CopperColin Jupp1 Green Hairstreak on Birdsfoot trefoil on W side of park, a site first. I have recorded GH in 5 tetrads in TQ59 in 2019, a good year for wanderers (possibly future colonisation of new sites in the 10k square?). Also 2 Large Skipper, 31 Common Blue, 2 Small Copper, 4 Holly Blue, 32 Small Heath, 31 Meadow Brown (a good emergence), 2 Speckled Wood, 1 fresh Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Sml/G-v White. Moths: 10 Burnet Companion, 5 Mother Shipton, Cinnabar & Silver Y
5thEddington (TL422598)Painted Lady, Meadow Brown, Common BlueLouise Bacon1 painted lady, a couple of Meadow Browns and Comon Blues in the very flowery verges in Eddington, towards the lake
5thAlconbury B1043 flyover (TL190761)Small white, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, Common BlueSteve Bindinggrass/wildflower bank nr flyover 2.30/3.30pm sun/cloud breezy.(4)Meadow Browns all low in grass away from the breeze .(2) Sm Heath like wise.(1)Brown Argus with white and black dots on forewings.(1) very fresh looking Small Wht. (6) Com Blue males. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
4thHenny Street (TL8638)Small Heath, Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Small CopperMartin PeersMy first Large Skipper this year; 4 Small Heaths;
3 Brown Argus; single Small Copper
4thBrampton WoodSpeckled Wood, Black HairstreakRoger Orbell7 + Black Hairstreak seen on one site even in the rain
3rdRisebridge Golf Course, Romford (TQ523909)Red Admiral, Small Heath, Large SkipperColin Jupp1 Large Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Heath
3rdPebmarsh, woodland & Prestons Lake (TL8532)Red Admiral, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperMartin PeersGreen-veined White 3; Speckled Wood 4; Red Admiral 2; the others singles
3rdLawns Park, Collier Row (TQ503910)Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueColin JuppConservation area north section of park: 1 Small Heath, 1 fem Brown Argus, 1 m Common Blue, 4 Holly Blue. Also 4 Mother Shipton moths
3rdKeats Avenue green space (TQ524909)Small Tortoiseshell, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperColin Jupp1 Small Heath, 2 Small Copper, 4 m Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell. Also several M.Shipton, B.Companion & Cinnabar moths
2ndWalk along river Wid from Doddinghurst. (TQ593986)Peacock, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueRosie & Bill Perkins.1.Large White, 3,Small White, 1,Orange-tip, 3,Speckled Wood, 2,Peacock, 6,Holly Blue, 1,Common Blue, 3,Brown Argus, 8,Small Heath.
2ndRoding Valley Meadows NR, Buckhurst Hill (TQ435950)Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Large Skipper, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small CopperIan WattsVery different conditions compared with when I was last here for the field trip in early May. Very warm and humid, mostly sunny. Unsurprisingly, given the composition of the meadows, Common Blue was the most abundant species but Small Copper was also visible in large numbers. Away from the open meadows I saw a sprinkling of the usual spring species, including fine examples of Peacock and Red Admniral and possibly the largest Speckled Wood I've ever seen. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
2ndNorth Hill Recreation Ground, Harold Hill (TQ536930)Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp3 fresh Meadow Brown, 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Heath, 2 m Common Blue, 3 Holly Blue
2ndLittley Green (TL7017)Red AdmiralGeorge BrownSunny and very warm; SW wind. 1 Red admiral, late p.m.
2ndHarold Wood Park (TQ553902)Small Heath, Large Skipper, Common Blue, Small CopperColin Jupp3 Large Skipper, 1 Small Copper, 10 Common Blue, 30 Small Heath. moths: 25+ Mother Shiptons, 6 Burnet Companion
2ndHadleigh Park (TQ7986)Red Admiral, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperIan Cotgrove08:00-10:00. 2 Green Hairstreak seen together at TQ793861
2ndGarden (TL9723)Holly BlueLen Cornwell3 seen, 2 Males
2ndFoxton wood (TL413478)Painted Lady, Speckled WoodPaddy GroveOvercast, windy and threatening to rain, but one very active Painted Lady at the field/wood boundary. I'd seen one behaving similarly in my garden earlier in the day
2ndDovercourt (TM252317)Painted Lady, Small white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown ArgusRob Smitha worn Painted Lady, 10 Holly Blue, 3 Small Heath, singles others. 2 Treble-bar moths
2ndCarter's Brook fields, Harold Hill (TQ541929)Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp2 Common Blue, 5 Holly Blue, 1 Small Heath, 5 Speckled Wood
1stMonks Wood (TL200803)Peacock, Red Admiral, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Black Hairstreak, Holly BluePhil Bromleyone newly emerged black hairstreak seen today - my first of the year. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
1stJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown ArgusRob SmithMeadow Brown 1, Large Skipper 1, Speckled Wood 4, Brown Argus 4, Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 1. moths: Mother Shipton 3, Burnet Companion 2, Cinnabar 2
1stGreat Holland Pits NR (TM202192)Comma, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueBrian GoodeyBr x3; LW x3; SW x1; GH x7 including three ovipositing on bft; HB x2; CB x13; BA x3; C x1 (a very late individual); RA x1 (first for nine weeks); SH x3; SW x5
1stGarden (TL9723)Brimstone, Small white, Holly BlueLen CornwellWarm and Sunny. Female Brimstone & Small white, 2 Holly Blue

May 2019
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
31stSection 106 community Meadow at Thaxted (TL613317)Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueSteve Dutton10 Small Heath, 2 Common Blue, 2 Holly Blue, 2 Brown Argus plus 2 Mother Shipton moths
31stLagoons Perry (TL157671)Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperSteve BindingQuick visit 2.15/3.20 cloudy warm 20c odd sun, breezy.(8)male Com Blue. + 1fem.(2) Gv wht.in courtship. (1) Lrg wht .(1)Org tip m. (1) fresh Small Copp. 1st Large Skip of the year here (1). (4)Brn Argus. one with less spots on hind wing. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
31stFlood Plain NR, North Weald (TL495046)Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperIan WattsThe grassland species are dominating here now. Common Blue, Brown Argus, Small Heath, Burnet Companion moths – all out in good numbers taking advantage of the late afternoon warm sunshine. Also Small Copper and a good number of Orange Tip still on the wing. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
30thHadleigh CastleOrange-Tip, Small Heath, Meadow BrownAlan Waddoups And MelanieApology for late submission. On Thursday afternoon there was heavy cloud cover throughout, so although we again missed our target species of the Wall Brown, we were actually surprised to see anything, particularly the two Meadow Brown, my first of the season.
30thBradwell (TL817218)Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Common BlueRichard BiggSun not consistent fairly strong wind driving clouds. Butterflies were scarce. Orange Tip(2m 1f), Small Heath(1), Common Blue(1m 1f). (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
29thNoak Hill (meadow) (TQ532931)Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperColin Jupp31 Common Blues incl 2 mating pairs and several smart blue form females (total 21m & 10f). Also 1 Green Hairstreak, 4 Brown Argus, 2 Small Copper, 6 Small Heath. Moths: 12+ Mother Shiptons & Burnet Companions, Yellow Shell, Cinnabar.
29thCarter's Brook, Harold Hill (TQ541929)Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp1m Common Blue, 2 Holly Blue, 3 Speckled Wood. Also Burnet Companion, Mother Shipton & 20+ Longhorn moths Nemophora degeerella
28thWeald Brook (TQ562922)Red Admiral, Small Heath, Common BlueColin JuppEarly evening: 1 Red Admiral, 24 Small Heath, 4 m Common Blue. Also 6+ Mother Shipton & 4 Burnet Companion
27thRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Small white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Common BlueRob SmithPleased to get only my second ever Green Hairstreak on this sea wall transect. The first being in the first few weeks of 2009. Small Heath 4, Orange-tip male and female. singles others (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
27thMonks Wood Fields (TL1979)Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Grizzled Skipper, Common BlueRosalyn Payne10.30, 15 deg, mix of sun and cloud, fairly windy. orange-tip 2, speckled wood 1, small heath 5, grizzled skipper 1, common blue 6
27thMonks Wood (TL200803)Peacock, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Brown ArgusPhil Bromley & Rosalyn PayneSeven black hairstreak pupae were found in plain view during a one hour search along a 25m section of blackthorn.
It's looking as though it may be another bumper year for this species. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
27thHarold Wood Park (TQ553902)Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Common BlueColin JuppMainly cloudy, breezy. 1 Green Hairstreak nectaring on bird'sfoot trefoil, 2 Common Blue (m & f), 30 Small Heath. Also 14 Mother Shipton, 1 Burnet Companion, 1 Cinnabar
26thWarley Place NR (TQ583908)Small CopperColin Jupp2 Small Coppers near the car park
26thWalk along river Roding to Claybury Park (TQ4191)Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Common BlueJerry DennisA lovely walk with a few butterflies, mostly along the Roding. 5 Holly Blue, 2 Orange-tip (male and female), Speckled Wood and Common Blue in Claybury Park. 20+ Banded Demoiselles.
26thPound Wood Essex (TQ820888)Heath Fritillary, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Common BlueMiles AttenboroughVisited Pound Wood Between 9.30 to 11.00 mainly the clearings under the power lines. 1 Holly Blue, 1 Speckled Wood, 2 Brimstones and 8 individual Heath Fritillary.
26thGreat Warley: nr Tooks Farm (TQ590904)Small HeathColin Jupp7 Small Heath roosting in grassland near Tooks Farm.
25thTrumpington Meadows (TL432542)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Large Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperTrevor SawyerMost numerous butterflies were Common Blue (all male apart from one female), Brown Argus and Small Heath, a few Holly Blue, Green Veined White/Small White and single Large Skipper (first of season for me), Small Copper, Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell. Also 3 Burnett Companion and 2 Mother Shipton moths. Near the motorway bridge, HUGE numbers of Brown-tail moth caterpillars eating everything in sight!
25thRiver Roding, Woodford (TQ419924)Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Holly BlueJerry DennisPeacock - fresh first brood, 3 GV White, 1 female Holly Blue, 1 Small White. Odonata: Blue and large Red damselflies, 6 Banded Demoiselle.
25thOne Tree Hill (Johnsons) (TQ700863)Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperRob SmithGrizzled Skipper - 5 in west meadow, 1 in east meadow. males and females still present in fair condition. Common Blue 20, Small Heath 5, generally singles remainder, except 8 Brown Argus in Hawkesbury Bush 400 yards to the east (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
25thMarsh Farm Country Park, South Woodham Ferrers (TQ8296)Peacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small HeathChristopher Rawlings15 Small Heath, 3 Small White, 3 Speckled Wood, 2 Holly Blue, 1 male Orange Tip and 1 Peacock
25thDevil's Dyke, Newmarket end (TL603627)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueDavid NewlandI made a return visit this afternoon (see May 14) but had only reached where the hospitality tents are when the sun went in. Nevertheless in about an hour I recorded Dingy Skipper 8, Green Hairstreak 1 (in the grass at the top of the dyke about half way there), Brimstone 5, Small White 1, Large White 2, Orange Tip 6, Common Blue 6, Holly Blue 2, Brown Argus 1, Small Heath 2,
25thA circular walk out of Butler's Retreat to Connaug (TQ3995)Brimstone, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Common BlueJerry DennisMy first Small Heaths of the year on the grassland. 12 counted. GV White, Brimstone, Holly Blue (3), Common Blue, Speckled Wood (2). Also Cinnabar Moth.
24thWalton on the Naze - John Weston Reserve (TM264245)Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Common BlueChris BalchinTwo Green Hairstreaks, one Speckled Wood
24thTrumpington Meadows west of M11 (TL433535)Peacock, Brimstone, Small Heath, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperMike Gittos
24thTrumpington Meadows East of M11 (TL435543)Brimstone, Brown Argus, Common BlueMike Gittos
24thTanholt Pits, Peterborough (TF238017)Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Wall, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueDavid WithringtonA morning walk along the track past the pits revealed Small White(3), Large White(2), Orange Tip(8), Wall(1), Small Heath(1), Holly Blue(1), Brown Argus(1), Common Blue(1). The Wall Brown was on the small section of farm track by the arable fields at the back entrance.
24thMatching - garden (TL516124)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Brown Argus, Common BlueBryan Russell4 c. blue.
1 brown Argus.
3 Brimstone - 2 f.
24thLangdon Hills ( EWT Lincewood)Red Admiral, Small white, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueAndrew CoxRed admiral- female egg laying on a sunlit patch of nettles & bracken.
24thChipping Ongar (TL048380)Holly BluePeter MerrettA pair seen in a shaded garden around Virginia creeper.
24thAversley Wood (TL164822)Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueRosalyn Payne12.00-13.00 19 deg sunny but breezy F3 W. From the carpark past the allotments holly blue 2, orange-tip 1, small white 1. Across the fields holly blue 1. Aversley Wood orange-tip 2, green-veined white 1, speckled wood 2, holly blue 1
23rdSawtry Brook (TL167843)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueRosalyn Payne13.45-2.30, Sunny, 20 deg, F2 W. From the industrial estate to A1M, then adjacent to the road to the first place to cross and back along the other side of the brook. small tortoiseshell 6 (all worn), peacock 3, brimstone 1, large white 1, orange-tip 6, small heath 6, holly blue 1, brown argus 2, common blue 1
23rdMaldon Hall Allotments, Maldon (TL842065)Green HairstreakCindy Lawes/John SutherbyOne seen midday, rested briefly on Strawberry flowers.
23rdFlood Plain NR, North Weald (TL495046)Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperIan WattsHot and sunny. Common Blues beginning to emerge in greater numbers. Also a Cinnabar moth. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
23rdCrown Lakes Country Park (TL195946)Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Common BlueDavid WithringtonA warm sunny morning at Crown Lakes, Peterborough.
I saw Large White(1), Green-veined White(4), Orange Tip(3), Speckled Wood(1), Green Hairstreak(3), Common Blue(7).
23rdBroak's Wood, Gosfield (TL790315)Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueMartin PeersGreen-veined White 2, Speckled Wood 5, Holly Blue m.
22ndRise Park, Romford (TQ515910)Holly Blue, Common BlueColin Jupp1 male Common Blue, 4 Holly Blue. Also 4 Mother Shipton moths
22ndNorth Hill Recreation Ground, Harold Hill (TQ536930)Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly BlueColin Jupp7 Small Heath, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Holly Blue. Also 5 Mother Shipton, 1 Cinnabar.
22ndKeats Avenue green space (TQ524909)Brown Argus, Common BlueColin Jupp3 Brown Argus (2m,1f) and a male Common Blue settling to roost in long grass at 6pm.
22ndHereward Way & adjacent brick pit. (TL248982)Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Wall, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BluePhil Bromley11am ~ 1pm: 6 wall brown.
22ndDevil's Dyke, Newmarket end (TL613620)Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueMartin PeersBrimstone 5 (2 male); Green-veined White 3;
Small Heath 20+; Dingy Skipper 9 (none in first part); Green Hairstreak 2; Brown Argus 4; Common Blue 4; the others singles. Also Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly.
22ndBelfairs NR (TQ817876)Heath FritillaryAndrew Woodhouse3 Heath Fritillary in Compartment 16
22ndBedfords Park LNR (TQ5191)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small CopperColin JuppLake fields and Foxes Hill. 47 Small Heath, 18 Small Copper, 6m Common Blue, 3 Holly Blue, 2 Brimstone, 1m Orange Tip, 3 Small White, 2 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood. Record numbers of Small Heath in this area of the park now, since cattle grazing introduced a few years ago. Also 2 Latticed Heath, Mother Shiptons & Burnet Companions
21stSwaddywell Pit (TF117035)Brimstone, Large white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperPhil Bromley & Rosalyn Payne9 ~ 11am: Grizzled skipper 15+, dingy skipper 10+, brown argus 8, common blue 6, green hairstreak 2, small heath 4, small copper 1, large white 2, brimstone 1, orange-tip 4.
21stRisebridge Golf Course (TQ523910)Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Common BlueColin JuppOn east side of GC: 1m Common Blue, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 2m Orange Tip, 2 Peacock
21stRisebridge Golf Course (TQ518907)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueColin Jupp2 Green Hairstreak, 5 Holly Blue, 2m Brimstone, 3m Orange Tip, 1 worn Small Tortoiseshell
21stPrior's Fen, Nene Washes (TF270011)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-TipDavid WithringtonWalk west from Stonebridge Corner - Small Tortoiseshell(1), Peacock(1), Green-veined White(4), Orange Tip(8).
21stOne-tree Hill (TQ700863)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperLiz Goodyear And Andrew MiddletonA bit late sending in but wanted to encourage other recorders to keep looking, 7 Grizzled Skipper seen, 6 in the first field and 1 in the second field. Many other species also present including 8 Green Hairstreak mostly flying around the oaks between the two fields. Lots of day flying moths as well (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
21stMaxey Cut, Peakirk (TF170073)Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small CopperDavid WithringtonWalking along the north bank of Maxey Cut I saw Green-veined White(7), Orange Tip(10) and Small Copper(1).
21stLamarsh (TL8836)Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueMartin PeersPeacock 3, Green-veined White 4, Orange-Tip 3 males,
Holly Blue 3
21stKeats Avenue green space, Romford (TQ524908)Brimstone, Holly BlueColin Juppbunded area - female Brimstone nectaring on common vetch, Holly Blue
21stJohn Weston Reserve EWT (TM2624)Peacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Small CopperSimon & Pat Cox6+ Orange Tips, 2 Peacocks, 1-2 Small Whites, single Small Heath & Small Copper
21stFlood Plain NR, North Weald (TL495046)Peacock, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperIan WattsA bit breeezy but the warm sunshine drew out a few more species today. Common Blue, Brown Argus, Small Heath the most numerous species (about half a dozen of each) plus 2-3 Small Copper and Orange Tip. Also a few Holly Blue around the hedgerows. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
21stEast Tilbury (TQ693773)Wall, Small Heath, Common Blue, Small CopperDenis TuckWall 4 (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
21stDevil's Dyke July RacecourseBrimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Holly BluePaul ChamberlainAt least 18 Dingy Skipper,4 Green Hairstreak and 5 Holly Blue.
Most in the area opposite the hospitality tents. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
21stBradley Fen (TL237979)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Wall, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BluePhil Bromley & Rosalyn PayneMidday ~ 1pm: Wall brown 3, brown argus 7, common blue 30+, holly blue 1, green hairstreak 6, small white 1, green-veined white 1, brimstone 2, orange-tip 3, peacock 2.
21stBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small CopperColin Jupp3m Common Blue, 2 Holly Blue, 5 Small Copper, 6 Small Heath, 1 m Orange Tip, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell
21stBedfords Park LNR (TQ5191)Peacock, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperColin Jupp1 Green Hairstreak on bird'sfoot trefoil near lake, 1 Brown Argus, 4 male Common Blue, 7 Small Copper, 16 Small Heath, 1 Peacock
21stAlphamstone (TL8735)Peacock, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly BlueMartin PeersPeacock 3, Green-veined White 4, Speckled Wood 1,
Small Heath 6, Holly Blue 1
20thPaxton Pits (TL199628)Brimstone, Brown Argus, Small CopperSteve Binding1.30pm/3.30pm sun/cloud 20c breezy. I only checked two areas around the heath as per grid ref, (2) Brim. (1)Small copp. (24+) Brown Argus most not flying too far due to the breezy conditions mostly settled sunning or taking on nectar.
20thOne Tree Hill, Langdon Hills NR. (TQ699865)Small Heath, Common Blue, Small CopperDenis TuckSmall Heath 4, Common Blue 3, Small Copper 3. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
20thLittle Burstead Farm shop foot path walk (TQ662932)Orange-TipTracy GuppyWarm and sunny managed to capture this beauty on my phone (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
20thLagoons Perry (TL157671)Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperSteve Binding09.30/11.00am sun/ cloud 15c breeze . Quick visit (2)Peacock.(1)Spec w.(1)male Org tip.(1)Grn v wht. (6) Com Blue, of which 2 lovely blue marked females. (3)Brown Arg.(1)just emerged Small Copper. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
20thFlood Plain NR, North Weald (TL495046)Orange-Tip, Common BlueIan WattsMainly overcast. The first Common Blue I've seen at this reserve this year and a handful of Orange Tips - including a female receiving unwanted attention from a male (photos attached). (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
20thCanvey Wick (TQ768832)Peacock, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Wall, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common BlueAndrew Woodhouse20 Green Hairstreak mainly around the sand pile in SE corner, plus 6 Common Blue, 16 Brown Argus, 12 Small Heath and a male Wall.
18thfield edge footpath (TL2866)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Holly BlueKaren Baker (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
17thWall Street, Colne Point (TM1012)Large white, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Small CopperChris BalchinAt least 4 together.
16thWall Street, Colne Point (TM1012)Orange-Tip, Green HairstreakChris BalchinAt least 4 Green Hairstreaks together
16thOrton Brick Pit, Peterborough (TL174934)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Dingy Skipper, Common BlueDavid WithringtonI saw Orange Tip(7), Brimstone(1), Comma(1), Peacock(1), Dingy Skipper (1 on Peninsula), Common Blue (1 male, also on Peninsula).
16thHadleigh Park MTB Venue (TQ800863)Peacock, Orange-Tip, Wall, Small Heath, Brown Argus, Small CopperAndrew Woodhouse4 Wall,2 Small Heath, 5 Brown Argus and a Small Copper.
16thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Peacock, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Small CopperRobert SeagoGood to see 2 Small Heaths.Not really resident on reserve in recent years but last year lots of sightings (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
16thFordham woodland trust estate (TL930285)Peacock, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueMartin PeersPeacock 3, Green-veined White 2, Small Heath 5,
Holly Blue male, Green Hairstreak (last seen here in 2014).
16thDogsthorpe Star Pit (TF212027)Large white, Orange-Tip, Dingy SkipperDavid WithringtonI saw Large White(1), Orange Tip(4) and Dingy Skipper(9).
16thBarnack Hiils &HolesPeacock, Brimstone, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small CopperHoward ButlerGreen Hairstreak x 10 Dingy Skipper x4
16thA garden in South Woodham Ferrers (TQ805971)Orange-TipChristopher Rawlings1 female Orange Tip egg laying on Hoary Cress, Cardaria draba, in our back garden.
15thWormingford, Jenkins' Farm (TL9330)Small Tortoiseshell, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Brown ArgusMartin PeersSmall Heath 2; others singles
15thWormingford, Jenkins' Farm (TL9330)Small Tortoiseshell, Green-veined white, Small HeathMartin Peersplease delete Brown Argus from previous submission
15thWormingford airfield (TL9129)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Brown ArgusMartin PeersOrange-Tip 2, Green-veined White 2, others singles
15thWestlands Park (TL9623)Peacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueLen CornwellLate afternoon visit. 4 Orange Tips (3M), 2 S White/H Blue and 1 rather tatty Peacock
15thWestlands Park (TL9623)Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueLen CornwellMid afternoon visit. 9 Orange Tip (6M), 6 Holly Blue, 4 Small White and 1 each Green-veined White and Peacock
15thWall Street, Colne Point (TM1012)Peacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Small CopperChris BalchinAt least six Green Hairstreaks in Wall Street. These appear to be the first records at this locality. Mostly seen as pairs flying in Tandem
15thSergeant's Orchard (TL9031)Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Brown ArgusMartin Peersall singles
15thSergeant's Orchard (TL9030)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Brown ArgusMartin PeersSmall Tortoiseshell 2, Orange-Tip 4, Green-veined White 4, Speckled Wood 2
15thOver cutting guided bus way.Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Grizzled Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperPeter Biggs And Jackie HodgsonWarm sunny afternoon.
1 grizzled skipper;10 small copper; 15 common blue; 10 small heath; 1 orange tip; 10 brown argus
15thOne Tree Hill. (TQ689855)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Small CopperRosie & Bill Perkins, Linda & George Jenkins.7,Brimstone, 13,Small Copper, 8,Small Heath, 12,Orange-Tip, 1,Peacock, 16,Small White, 5,Large White, 7,Speckled Wood, 2,Holly Blue.
15thHigh Woods CP, Colchester (TM006267)Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Orange-Tip, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Small CopperBrian GoodeyEight green hairstreaks
15thGarden (TL9723)Small white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueLen Cornwell1 of each
15thFlood Plain NR, North Weald (TL495046)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Small HeathIan Watts6 x Small Heath and a handful of Peacock and Orange Tip. Also a few Latticed Heath and a Mint Moth.
15thEmaus Cafe, A10, near Waterbeach (TL496654)Green HairstreakPaul CraskeSeen outside the cafe at Emaus on the A10, with Holy Blues flying in the hedge row.
15thDevil's Dyke, Burwell Cutting to Reach (TL580648)Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Small CopperDavid NewlandDid the rest of the Newmarket to Reach walk, 3-5pm, expecting to see some Green Hairstreaks, but didn't. I did see over 20 Brimstones, no more Dingies (see May 14), but several Brown Argus, Holly Blue, and 2 Small Copper, among the others listed.
15thBrook Country Park, Clacton on Sea (TM169173)Brimstone, Large white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Green HairstreakBrian GoodeyTwo green hairstreaks
15thBarnack Hills and Hollows (TF0704)Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Small CopperPeter SharpeReasonably good numbers of all seen, especially Brimstone. About 6 Green Hairstreak and a single Small Copper (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
14thTiptree Heath (TL882146)Brimstone, Holly BlueRichard Bigg1305-1330 Brimstone(1), Holly Blue(2) and two UID whites.
14thTiptree (TL886162)Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Holly BlueRichard Bigg!415 - 1435 Walking across the meadow alongside the hedge Holly Blue(2), Orange Tip(1), Small Heath (3).
14thTile Wood Nature Reserve (TQ815890)BrimstoneMartin Smithson1 female Butterfly flying and landing on Bluebells in afternoon. Sunny Day, clear sky, slight breeze temp about 13c. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
14thMill Green Common (TL637013)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-TipRob SmithBrimstone 2m, 1f, Orange-tip 1f, Peacock. Common Carpet moth
14thDevil's Dyke, Newmarket end (TL603627)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper, Holly BlueDavid NewlandI walked along by the July Course until meeting the racecourse and then back, mostly on the top of the dyke but sometimes at the bottom, 3-5pm, and counted 31 Dingy Skippers and probably 2 Green Hairstreaks, one in the grass by the entrance gate, the other about half way along, but neither stopped for positive identification.
14thBradwell (TL817218)Brimstone, Small Heath, Green HairstreakRichard BiggTemp. 16deg. full sun 1030-1200 Brimstone(1), Small Heath(1), Green Hairstreak(1 - possibly two) (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
13thnr St Osyth (TM144159)Peacock, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Holly Blue, Small CopperSimon & Pat CoxSingles of all 5 in our garden today (1-2 Orange Tips regularly since 20/04, Small Whites since 21/04)
13thWoodwalton Marsh (TL211813)Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Small CopperIan JohnstoneWarm, sunny morning with light breeze, temp approx. 14'C. Sightings between 10:00 and 12:30.
3 - Brimstone
1 - Small White
3 - Orange Tip (2-Males, 1-Female)
1 - Small Heath
1 - Grizzled Skipper
2 - Green Hairstreak
4 - Small Copper (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
13thWanstead Park - Epping Forest (TQ4287)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperChristian Moss3 Brown Argus, 1 Common Blue, 4 Green Hairstreaks, 3 Small Heath, 1 Brimstone, 1 Holly Blue, 2 peacocks, 4 Small Coppers, 3 Green veined whites. Old Sewage works was alive :^) (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
13thOne Tree Hill, Langdon Hill NR (TQ699865)Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Grizzled Skipper, Small CopperDenis TuckGrizzled Skippers 3,Speckled Wood 3, Brimstone 1, Small Copper 1 (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
13thMagog Down (TL489530)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Holly BlueMichael Wood1 Painted Lady patrolling territory. Brimstone 8, Holly Blue 6. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
13thHolme Fen (TL198896)Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Grizzled Skipper, Holly Blue, Small CopperUte MokrosSunny and warm afternoon with moderate breeze. Saw 1 grizzled skipper, 2-3 small coppers, 1-2 green-veined white, 1 brimstone, 2-3 orange-tips and 1 holly blue. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
13thGreat Holland Pits NR (TM200192)Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Small CopperBrian GoodeySix brown argus, freshly emerged. Three green hairstreaks ovipositing on b-f trefoil; one other ovipositing on broom.
13thFlood Plain NR, North Weald (TL495046)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-TipIan WattsOrange Tips are having a good year. 10+ in a short stroll. Singles of the others.
13thFleam Dyke SSSI (TL340558)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueRosemary NeuselThe Fulbourn end of the Fleam Dyke has been extensively cleared in the hope of returning the slopes to chalk grassland with management by sheep grazing. There was concern about the threat to the colony of Green Hairstreaks there. Rosemarie Neusel reports a total of 3 GHS in the area of the Disused Railway, as before, and one near the Bedford Gap.
13thFingringhoe EWT (TM048193)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Small CopperRosie & Bill Perkins.17,Small White, 2.Large White, 1.Green-veined White, 8,Peacock, 2,Small Tortoiseshell, 3,Brimstone, 16,Green Hairstreak, 8,Small Copper, 5,Holly Blue, 10,Orange-Tip, 2,Speckled Wood.
13thBarnack Hills & Holes (TF074046)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Small CopperUte MokrosWarm sunny morning with gentle breeze. Saw 1-2 small white, pair of brimstones, 4+ orange tips (male and female), about 12 green hairstreaks, 2 small coppers, 6 peacocks, 8 holly blues, 1 red admiral, 1 comma and surprisingly 1 dingy skipper. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
12thWoodwalton MarshPeacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Grizzled Skipper, Common Blue, Small CopperRoger Orbell5+ SH,5 SC,6 GS, from 11am to 12pm 1 male Common Blue
12thWillow Park EWT (TQ6887)Peacock, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Common Blue, Small CopperRob SmithPeacock 2, Orange-tip 3m, Small Heath 2, Small Copper 3, Common Blue 1m
12thWest Canvey Marsh (TQ774842)Peacock, Large white, Orange-Tip, WallAmy Ross1 wall, 1 large white. 2 Peacocks, Multiple Orange tips (approx 4 males/2 females)
12thWall Street, Colne Point (TM1012)Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Brown ArgusChris Balchin
12thOver Cutting (TL381687)Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Grizzled Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperEdward Pollard12:00 - 13:00. On the embankment. Light breeze and warm sun. 1 Grizzled Skipper; 3 Brown Argus; 2 Small Heath; 7 Common Blue; 5 Small Copper; 2 Brimstone; 1 Large White; 1 Small White; 2 Orange-tip. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
12thLangdon Hills: Johnson's Meadows (TQ699863)Peacock, Large white, Orange-Tip, Wall, Small Heath, Grizzled Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperRob SmithGrizzled Skipper 4 (2m, 2f - photos showed different individuals) at Johnsons West (TQ699863), another male at Johnsons East (TQ701863) and another male at Hawkesbury Bush (TQ703864). Mating Common Blues, Brown Argus 3, singles others. Moths: Fox, Mother Shipton, Yellow Belle (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
12thLangdon Hills (Westley Heights C. Park).Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Holly BlueAndrew Cox
12thJohnson's Meadow west, One Tree Hill, Langdon Hill (TQ700866)Peacock, Large white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Common Blue, Small CopperPaul Beckett12-1, Scattered clouds and light wind. Common Blue was very fresh.
12thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Green HairstreakRob SmithSpeckled Wood 7, Orange-tip 2f, Small White 2, singles others, including Green Hairstreak alongside M25
12thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Small CopperRobert SeagoNew for year here were Small and Large White, Small Copper and Brown Argus
12thGarden in Little EversdenRed Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Common BlueJames FowlerWarm, still and mostly sunny. Seen over the day, two Brown Argus and a single Common Blue, firsts for the garden this year. A single Red Admiral and Small Heath. Multiples of others.
12thGarden (TL9723)Small white, Holly BlueLen Cornwell2 Holly Blue and 1 small White
12thBlack Notley (TL7620)Red Admiral, Holly BlueGeorge BrownSunny and quite warm, light SE wind. Red admiral in garden, late a.m. Holly blue laying eggs on holly flower buds in garden, 3.55p.m.
12thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Small CopperColin JuppTQ5292 - 1 Green Hairstreak on bird'sfoot trefoil, 1 Red Admiral, m Brimstone, 3 Small White, 1 G-v White, 3 Small Copper, 3 Small Heath, 3 Speckled Wood
12thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5192)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Small CopperColin JuppTQ5192: m Brimstone, 2 G-v White, 4 Orange Tip (3m, 1f), 2 Comma, 2 Peacock, 3 Small Copper, 2 Small Heath, Speckled Wood
12thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5191)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small CopperColin JuppFoxes Hill, Lake & Lower Bedfords Rd area: 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 m Common Blue, 13 Small Copper, 2 Holly Blue, 2 fem Brimstone, 1 Large White, 7 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 5 Orange Tip (4m, 1f), 2 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 12 Small Heath, 2 Speckled Wood
11thWall Street, Colne Point (TM1012)Orange-TipChris Balchin
11thLagoons Perry (TL157671)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Common BlueSteve BindingQuick visit 4/5.30pm sun/cloud (1) Sm Tort. (1) P,cock. (1)Red Ad. (3) Grn Hs.(2) Sm Heath.(2)Org Tip males .(1) Common Blue 1st of the year here. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
11thDevils Dyke July Race Course between A1304-A14. (TL603627)Small Tortoiseshell, Green-veined white, Small Heath, Dingy Skipper, Holly BlueKevin WilsonI did a dog walk with a friend along the July side of Devils Dyke between the A14 and A130, keeping an out for any butterflies. During a brief spell of sunshine around 2.pm. on the section of the Dyke near the A14 I saw 4 Dingy Skippers, 1 Small Heath and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. The sun came out as we arrived back at the car park by A1304. 2 Holly Blues were on the wing 1 Dingy Skipper and 1 Green-veined white. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
10thWall Street, Colne Point (TM1012)Orange-TipChris Balchin
10thMill Green Common (TL637013)BrimstoneRob Smith2m Brimstones. Managed a close-up shot. In spite of being perhaps 10 months old, this butterfly looks pristine, indicative of an effective camouflage and hibernation strategy (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
10thLower Bedfords Road, Harold Hill (TQ525919)Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Holly Blue, Small CopperColin Juppnr Covered Reservoir: 1 Small Copper, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Small Heath, 3 Orange Tip (2m, 1f), 1 Green-veined White
10thHemingford Grey (TL289701)Small white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueUte Mokrosfairly sunny afternoon with a gentle breeze - one male and one female orange tip, one freshly emerged holly blue and one small white seen (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
10thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Small CopperColin Jupp1 Green Hairstreak on low bramble in grassland SE of Visitor Centre, my 3rd record here in recent years. Also 3 Small Copper, 2 Small Heath, 3 m Orange Tip, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Comma. In the lake area of park (TQ517918): 3 Small Copper, 1 fem Brimstone, 3 Small White, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell. Moths included Cinnabar, Silver Y, Burnet Companion and Mother Shipton.
9thWall Street, Colne Point (TM1012)Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Small CopperChris BalchinOne Green Hairstreak in front garden
9thJermaines Wood, Great Warley (TQ571907)Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-TipColin Jupp1 m Brimstone, 2 Green-veined White, 6 Orange Tip (5m, 1f) seen in 20 min sunny spell at midday
7thone tree hill Stanford-le-Hope SS179NQ (TQ689855)Peacock, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Small CopperMike WheatleySunny intervals and cool wind kept the butterflies to sunny sheltered areas in Johnston meadow. 2 peacocks,2 small coppers, 5 orange tips and 1 small heath.
7thWanstead Flats - Epping Forest. (TQ4086)Green Hairstreak, Small CopperChristian Moss4 green hairstreaks today which was great. After last years fires and some serious scrub clearance I was worried. 9 small coppers and silver y moth. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
7thMartins Farm Country Park, St Osyth (TM118175)Small Tortoiseshell, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Small CopperRobert SeagoThese were not all on my transect. This was only the second Sm,all Tortoiseshell i had seen all season, while the Brown Argus was probably just emerged. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
7thLittle Paxton pits (TL199628)Brown Argus, Small CopperSteve Binding4.40pm/6pm sun/cloud becoming cooler. (1) Small copper very freshly emerged. (12+) Brown Argus whist the sun was out all found around the heath area . When the sun went in I managed to find 10 of these roosting. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
7thLagoons Perry (TL157671)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueSteve Binding9.45/12.45pm sunny warm 16c P,cock (7) all worn . Red Ad (1). Comma (3).Spec w (4) all worn. Lrg Wht (1). Brim (4). G V wht (2)on Ground Ivy. Org Tip (2M) (1FM). Holly Blue (4+). Green Hs (6) possible more on Dog rose and Bramble. And lastly 1st of the year here (1) Small Heath. The Green hairstreaks were seen along side the Holly blues often in dispute on the same Dog Rose. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
7thHemingford Grey (TL289701)Orange-Tip, Holly BlueUte MokrosWarmish afternoon with sun and clouds, gentle breeze. Saw one holly blue fly across the garden and a male and female orange tip in courtship and mating. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
7thHarold Wood Park (TQ553902)Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Small CopperColin Jupp5 Small Copper, 5 Small Heath, 3 Speckled Wood, 1m Brimstone, 5m Orange-tip, 6 Small White, 1 Green-veined White
7thHadleigh Country Park, Benfleet downs (TQ787185)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Wall, Small HeathAndrew Woodhouse1 Wall, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Small Heath and 2 Brimstone.
7thGreat Holland Pits NR (TM200192)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Small CopperBrian GoodeyThree green hairstreaks
7thGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM202192)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green HairstreakRobert SeagoLots of Speckled Wood, Orange Tips and very good numbers of Brinmstones. At least 4 over a bit of last year's coppice. Green Hairstreaks were my first of the year at least 5. No Holly Blues though yet. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
7thCanvey Wick Nature Reserve (TQ766837)Other butterflyRocio De MarignyBrown Argus - Please see attached very small butterfly sighted looked at markings first thought was female common blue. I Looked at online site for guidance it mentioned figure 8 marking on underside wing of butterfly in brown argus. Can someone verify or confirm via email. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
7thCanvey Wick (TQ768832)Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown ArgusAndrew Woodhouse18 Green Hairstreak around the sand pile in the SE corner, 6 pristine Brown Argus and 2 Small Heath.
6thWanstead Flats - Epping Forest. (TQ4086)Green Hairstreak, Small CopperChristian MossOne Green Hairstreak seen this morning at Long Wood on the flats. 5 Small Coppers as well. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
6thOver Cutting (TL382687)Small Heath, Grizzled Skipper, Brown Argus, Common BlueTrevor Sawyer2 x Grizzled Skippers, plus single Common Blue, Brown Argus and Small Heath all hunkered down and roosting in the cold dull weather.
5thWillow Park EWT (TQ6887)Speckled Wood, Small CopperRob SmithDespite the cold northerlies, a couple of butterflies in sheltered spots. A Speckled Wood in the walk through from Westley Heights and a Small Copper in Willow Park by Kingston Hill
5thRoding Valley Meadows, Chigwell (TQ435950)Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small CopperIan WattsThe first branch field trip of the year wasn't blessed with the best weather. I saw a couple each of Small Copper and Speckled Wood in the warm sun prior to the mid morning start of the walk but the cloud quickly arrived and the walk itself took place in chilly overcast conditions. Some of the members were adept at spotting various moth caterpillars but, butterfly-wise, we had to make do with just a Green Veined White and a distant sighting of a retreating female Orange Tip. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
4thRamsey Marsh (TL943060)Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small HeathRob Smithdespite some bitter, violent hail squalls coming across the estuary, there was enough afternoon sunshine and shelter on the the leeward side of the sea wall to bring out 2 Green-veined Whites, a male Orange-tip and a Small Heath
4thNorman Cross (TL162909)Dingy SkipperRosalyn Payne10.30-11.00 Cool and breezy. Dingy Skipper 5 (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
4thHadleigh Park - MTB Venue (TQ799863)WallAndrew WoodhouseA single wall seen during a sunny short sunny spell between showers
2ndWoodwalton Marsh (TL212813)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Grizzled Skipper, Brown Argus, Small CopperUte MokrosFairly sunny morning with gentle breeze. Saw 4-5 small coppers, 1 grizzled skipper, 1 small heath (very fresh), 1 brown argus (also very fresh), 1-2 peacocks (dilapidated), 1-2 male orange tips flying along the edge of the reserve, 1 comma (also dilapidated) and 2 brimstones (male and female) (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
2ndWoodwalton Marsh (TL211813)Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small Heath, Grizzled Skipper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small CopperIan JohnstoneSunny Intervals, Temp 14-15'C, Moderate Breeze.
Sightings between 10:30 and 13:00.
Grizzled Skipper (2) - Basking in the sun
Small Heath (1)
Brimstone (2)
Orange Tip - Male (3), Female (2)
Green-veined White (1)
Common Blue - Male (1), Female (2)
Brown Argus (2)
Small Copper (4) (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
2ndOver CuttingPeacock, Brimstone, Small Heath, Grizzled Skipper, Common Blue, Small CopperJames Fowler9:30-10:30, cool,sunny & breezy. 3 Small Copper, singletons of others. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
2ndOrton Brick Pit, Peterborough (TL174934)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Dingy Skipper, Green HairstreakDavid WithringtonSunny morning walk along track to south of main lake. Peacock(1), Brimstone(1 female), Small White, Green-veined White, Orange Tip(8), Dingy Skiper(1 on peninsula - a rare sight here), Green Hairstreak(1 on main track near peninsula - the first I have seen here since the hawthorns on the NW corner of the pits were cut down 4 years ago).
2ndOrton Brick Pit, Peterborough (TL174934)Green HairstreakDavid WithringtonCorrection - I reported Green Hairstreak seen along the main track. I commented that it was the first I had seen since the NW hawthorns were cut down 4 years ago. In fact, I saw one in almost the same spot 2 years ago. My apologies.
1stRiver Roding walk, Woodford (TQ419926)Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueJerry DennisWalk from Ray Park along the Roding. Holly Blue seen at the edge of the park. First odonata of the year - large red damselfly.

Orange-tip (5), Small White (5), Peacock (3), Speckled Wood (2), Holly Blue (male), GV White.
1stPaines Brook, Harold Hill (TQ549914)Small Tortoiseshell, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueColin Jupp3 Holly Blue, 10 Speckled Wood, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 5m Orange-tip, 5 Small White, 3 green-veined White
1stOne Tree Hill N R (TQ701862)Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Small CopperPete JacksonDifficult few hours for weather with only very occasional sunny spells,Butterfly included 2 G.Hairstreak, 5 Orange Tip, 1 Small Cop, 1 Grizzled Skipper
1stLagoons Perry (TL157671)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Small CopperSteve BindingSun/Cloud warm 16c + 11.45/1345pm Org Tips (4+male) (1Female). Gv wht(2).Sm wht(1). Brim(1) Spec w (4).Pcock (1).Holly b (6). Green Hs (3/4). 1st Brown Argus + Small Copper of the yr here (1of each). (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
1stDogsthorpe, Peterborough (TF192010)Orange-Tip, Holly BlueDavid WithringtonIn my suburban garden I saw Orange Tip(1 male) and Holly Blue(2). These species have been regular over the past two weeks in Lawn Avenue.
1stCherry Hinton old pit (TL485560)Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BluePaddy GroveA strong showing from Holly Blues today, and a good number of Orange-Tips (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
1stCentral Park, Harold Hill (TQ546922)Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Jupp3 Orange-tip (2f, 1m), 5 Green-veined White, 4 Small White, 2 Speckled Wood
1stBradwell Bird Observatory, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex (TM031084)WallJohn Sutherby1 Wall. Extremely scarce in these parts nowadays.
1stBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Large white, Speckled WoodColin Jupp1 Large White and 2 Speckled Wood
1stBarnack Hills and Holes (TF077047)Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueAlbert YorkSingle male Green Hairstreak patrolling the Hawthorn in the middle of the Eastern perimeter of the nature reserve. Also seen a number of Orange-Tips (probably 3-5, wasn't counting) and a Female Holly Blue (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
1stBarnack Hills and Holes (TF074046)Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Dingy Skipper, Holly Blue, Brown ArgusDavid WithringtonI saw Brimstone(4), Small White(3), Orange Tip(6), Holly Blue (3), Brown Argus(2), Speckled Wood(5) and Dingy Skipper(1) - a species not often seen at this site.

April 2019
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
30thWestlands Park (TL9623)Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueLen Cornwell1 M orange tip, 3 Speckled Wood and 1 Holly Blue
30thSawtry Brook (TL167846)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Orange-Tip, Holly Blue, Small CopperRosalyn Payne2pm Walk from the industrial estate to A1. Sunny, 13 deg, no wind. small tortoiseshell 10, peacock 3, orange-tip 9, holly blue 1, small copper 1. C12 unidentified whites
30thMill Green Common (TL637013)Brimstone, Speckled WoodRob SmithBrimstone 2m, Speckled Wood 1. the rare Epichnopterix plumella micro moth - 3
30thHigh Woods CP, Colchester (TM001265)Comma, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small HeathBrian GoodeyThree Small Heath, first for the year from this site, a week earlier than last year.
30thHarold Wood Park (TQ553902)Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small HeathColin Jupp1 Small Heath, 3m Orange-tip, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Small White, 1 Peacock, 3 Speckled Wood
30thGarden (TL9723)Orange-TipLen Cornwell1 female pm
30thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5292)Small white, Orange-Tip, Small CopperColin Jupplate am: 1 Small Copper, 1 Small White, 3 Orange-tip (2m, 1f)
29thSt Michael's School Leigh on Sea (TQ832864)WallDavid ChandlerI was waiting in the school car-park for my wife who works there and two Wall made an appearance on the flower border near the nursery. I was surprised to see Wall this early in the season but then, I've already seen Green Hairstreak in the Chilterns!
29thHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583589)Orange-TipKevin WilsonI was pleased to see an Orange Tip roosting on a Garlic Mustard 11.42.am.Cool overcast. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
26thWoodwalton Marsh (TL212813)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Small CopperSteve Binding/ Roger Orbell10.45/12.50pm Sun + cloud 15c breezy. Grizz (4)sightings around reserve. Small Cop (5/6) all looking fresh. Green Hs (1). Org Tip (2/3)males (2) females. P,cock (2) Brim (2). Sm Wht (1). Holly B (1)
26thOne Tree Hill - Johnson West (TQ700863)Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Small CopperAndrew Woodhouse1 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Green Hairstreak and a Small Copper found during an hour's search
26thHolme Fen (TL198896)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Grizzled Skipper, Small CopperSteve Binding1pm/2.20pm 18c sun/cloud windy. (1)Grizz on Dandelions near open area along with (1) Small Cop. (17+) Peacocks on all tracks. (1) Sm wht. (1) Lrg wht. (4) GV wht. (2male) (1female)Org Tip.(4) Comma . (2) Spec wood (1) Sm Tort looking fresh. Most of the latter were found over the wooden bridge track, along which were lots of Dandelions (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
26thDevils Dyke from b1102 and Railway CuttingSmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueChristoph Zockler & James FowlerBetween 10 & 12, bright, cool and windy, 14 Green Hairstreak, 7 Small Heath, 6 Holly Blue, 6 Orange Tip, 5 Brimstone, 3 Speckled Wood, 2 Small White, singletons of others.
24thWoodwalton Marsh (TL212812)Grizzled SkipperPhil Bromley & Rosalyn Payne1 grizzled skipper seen during weekly transect count (iphone photo taken) (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
24thRing's End, Nene Washes (TF397027)Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueDavid WithringtonShort walk by Moreton's Leam, just before it meets the River Nene. Peacock(1), Brimstone(1), Large White(1), Green-veined White(2), Orange Tip(2), Holly Blue(3).
24thOuse Fen, Needingworth (TL3672)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small CopperIan JohnstoneWeather was sunny mid-day with light breeze. Temperature between 13-15'C.
Sightings between 09:30 and 12:30.
Small Tortoiseshell (1) - Feeding on Dandelion
Peacock (2) - Basking in the Sun
Small White (1) and Green-Veined White (2)- Feeding on Nettles
Orange-Tip (3) - On nettles and flying around
Speckled Wood (3) - On nettles
Small Copper (1) - Basking in the sun (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
23rddevil's dyke. race course end (TL048380)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Dingy Skipper, Holly BlueTrevor Goodfellowonly 2 x holly blues and the odd orange tip. others in singles. dingy skipper at least four just beyond before first steps down (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
23rddevil's dyke, racecourse end (TL048380)Green HairstreakTrevor Goodfellowforgot to post green hairstreak sighting, laying eggs, just walking back to the car, last few feet of dyke next to holly bush with holly blues. Sorry if Edward Pollard didn't see it i know he was looking. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
23rdWandlebury CP (TL494532)Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Orange-Tip, Small CopperAlan Coulson1 Small Copper. Meadow opposite Cherry Pond. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
23rdHigh Ongar to Fyfield, circular walk. (TL564036)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRosie & Bill Perkins, Margaret & Jim Dalgarno.r4,Peacock, 2.Small Tortoiseshell, 7,Speckled Wood, 7,Large White, 20+,Small White, 15,Orange Tip.
23rdEssex Way between Gt Waltham / PlesheySmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodMike HardwickWarm and sunny only 1 speckled wood
23rdDevil's Dyke (racecourse end) (TL6161)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Dingy Skipper, Holly BlueEdward PollardWalked the full length from car park to A14. 5 Dingy Skipper (with Trevor Goodfellow) in the middle near the July racecourse buildings. At least 1 more close to the car park. 1 Small White, 2 Holly Blue, 7 Peacock, 5 Small Tort., 1 Speckled Wood, 6 Brimstone, 7+ Orange-Tip, 1 G V White. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
23rdCanvey Wick (TQ768833)Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green HairstreakAndrew WoodhouseJust one Green Hairstreak found during an hour's search.
23rdBarnack Hills & Holes (TF075046)Orange-Tip, Green HairstreakDavid Scudamore3pm-4.30pm. 8 Green Hairstreak & 1 Male Orange Tip (+ 3 Emperor Moths)
22ndbramptonPeacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Brown ArgusSharon HearleA very early Brown Argus
22ndWillow Park EWT (TQ6887)Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Speckled WoodRob Smith3.30pm transect - 5 Peacock, 2 Green-veined White, single male Brimstone and a Speckled Wood
22ndRainham/Wennington A13 slip (TQ549802)Peacock, Orange-Tip, Green HairstreakRob SmithThe A13 eastbound cutting between A1306 and M25 looks perfect Green Hairstreak habitat with lots of Broom on disturbed ground. I ventured 100 yards down the slipway and found one on Hawthorn. I would think they are in great number along the main road cutting. Also Orange-tip 2m,1f, Peacock 1 (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
22ndOne Tree Hill (Johnsons west) (TQ700863)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Grizzled Skipper, Green HairstreakRob Smith3pm disturbed a Grizzled Skipper nectaring on dandelion; could not relocate. Green Hairstreak - probable female looking for egglaying sites in sward. male Brimstone & Orange-tip. singles all species
22ndMatching garden (TL516124)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Speckled WoodBryan RussellM and f brimstone.
22ndGreenway, Beckton (TQ436820)Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueRob Smith2 Green Hairstreaks on Field Maple (TQ436820 & TQ438820), Also Orange-tip 2m, Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 1 (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
22ndGreat Holland Pits EWT (TM101124)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRobert SeagoLots of Brimstones including this female egg laying. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
22ndFobbing: old sea wall (TQ720836)Peacock, Speckled WoodRob Smithsingles
22ndFingringhoe EWT (TM048193)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Small CopperRosie & Bill Perkins, Linda & George Jenkins.3,Brimstone, 4,Large White, 9,Small White, 3,Green-veined White, 8,Orange Tip, 18+Peacock, 3,Small Tortoiseshell, 1,Comma, 4,Speckled Wood, 3,Green Hairstreak, 1,Small Copper.
22ndDevil's Dyke, Newmarket (racecourse) (TL6161)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Holly BluePaddy Grove2 or 3 Dingy Skippers found with some difficulty! A couple of Green Hairstreaks, one at each end of the dyke. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
22ndDavy Down, Stifford (TQ593800)Peacock, Brimstone, Small CopperRob SmithSmall Copper 6, Peacock 2, Brimstone 1m
22ndBeckton: Royal Docks Road (TQ438817)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Small CopperRob Smith10.30am - 3 Green Hairstreaks, a pair of Small Coppers - the female was in the clutches of a crab spider. Brimstone 3 (2m,1f), Orange-tip 2f, Green-veined White 2, Small White 1. Also 2 sparring male Green Hairstreaks by Tesco Xtra (TQ440817) (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
22ndBeckton Alps (TQ431819)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Small CopperRob Smithincredible showing of 17 Green Hairstreaks on territory. 3 Speckled Wood, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, singles others (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
22ndAilsworth (TL121997)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueMatthew WebbA new site to me for Green Hairstreak locally. 3 seen with an incredibly confiding and docile specimen that enabled close inspection. My best ever view of this species. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
21stWeald Brook (TQ562925)Comma, Peacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Jupp2 Orange-tip m+f, 1 Small White, 5 Peacock, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood
21stThaxted (TL607312)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueStephen DuttonAll sightings West side of River Chelmer except Holly Blue,female, that was near the town centre
21stRSPB West Canvey MarshSmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodTrevor James Hockey20+ Peacocks, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 x speckled Wood, 1 x Male Orange tip, 2x Female Orangetips
21stPound Wood, EWT ReservePeacock, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodTrevor James Hockey2 x speckled wood, 1 x Brimstone, 2 x male Orange Tips, 1 x Peacock
21stPaines Brook, Harold Wood (TQ551912)Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Jupp2m Orange-tip, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock, 4 Speckled Wood
21stPaines Brook, Harold Hill (TQ549914)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Jupp5 Orange-tip (4m,1f), 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock, 8 Speckled Wood, 5 Small White
21stNoak Hill (TQ545941)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Juppmale Brimstone, 1 Large White, 3 Orange-tip (2m, 1f), 3 Green-veined White, 2 Small White, 3 Peacock, 2 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood
21stMarsh Farm Country Park, South Woodham Ferrers (TQ8296)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodChristopher Rawlings3 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Speckled Wood, 3 Small White, 1 Green-veined white, 1 Peacock & 1 male Orange Tip.
21stJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRob SmithOrange-tip 5, Small White 4, Green-veined White 1, Brimstone 2, Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 10
21stColne Point EWT (TM101124)Peacock, Small CopperRobert SeagoGood to see at least 8 Small Coppers
21stCentral Park, Harold Hill (TQ546922)Small white, Large white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Jupp7 Orange-tip (6m, 1f), 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 6 Sml/GV White, 10 Speckled Wood
21stAudley End (TL5238)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodMartin PeersSmall Tortoiseshell 2, Small White 3, Green-veined White 2, Speckled Wood 2; others single males
20thWanstead Park - Epping Forest (TQ4287)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueChristian Moss4 Speckled Woods, 5 Small Whites, 4 Orange Tips, 1 Brimstone, 9 Peacocks & 5 Small Tortoiseshells all seen in the park. Plus a bonus Holly Blue as I walked home. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
20thTiptree Heath (TL882146)BrimstoneRichard BiggWalked the eastern end of the heath and saw only two butterflies one was a Brimstone the other a white which could have been an Orange Tip or Small White.
20thTiptree (TL886162)Peacock, Small white, Orange-TipRichard BiggSpent 35mins. walking meadows which I would think are old gravel workings filled in :- Orange Tip(2),Peacock(1),Small White(2). Other whites were flying in small numbers and some were probably female Orange Tips.
20thRSPB Old Hall Marshes (TL9612)Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Small CopperGeorge BrownSunny and very warm. Light NE wind. c6 Peacocks, single Green-veined white and male Orange tip, and 4 Small coppers.
20thOver cutting (TL382687)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Grizzled Skipper, Holly Blue, Small CopperPaddy GroveOne or two Grizzled Skippers seen. Also a pair of squabbling Small Coppers which I was very pleased to see here. I'm pretty sure I saw a Small Heath as well but didn't confirm 100% (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
20thOrton Brick Pit, Peterborough (TL174934)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueDavid WithringtonSouth side of the main lakes - Small Tortoiseshell(3), Comma(2), Peacock(5), Brimstone(6), Small White(7), Green-veined White(2), Orange Tip(17 males), Speckled Wood(8), Holly Blue(1).
20thGt Holland Pits nature reserve (TM203190)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green HairstreakLiz Huxley3+ male orange tip; 2+ peacock; 2 brimstone; 5 speckled wood; 2 green hairstreak; 1 comma. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
20thDoddinghurst Garden.Comma, Brimstone, Orange-TipRosie & Bill Perkins.1,Comma, 2,Brimstone, 2,Orange-Tip
19thWeeleyhall Wood Nature Reserve (TM158210)Peacock, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodGavin Price5 x Peacocks one Male Orange Tip One Speckled Wood
1500hrs warm & sunny but a little breezy. All on the wing
19thWanstead (garden) (TQ409888)Peacock, Large whiteRob Smith1 of each
19thMagog Down (TL488531)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueBarbara Massingham-Stubbs
19thM25 embankment Brentwood (TQ572915)Peacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Green HairstreakColin Jupp6 Green Hairstreaks on oak, hawthorn, hazel and field maple. 11m , 1f Orange-tip, 5 Small White, 10 Peacock, 3 Speckled Wood. At Nags Head Lane (TQ567914) 13 Speckled Wood
19thLong Running Epping Forest (TQ4399)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodChristian Moss11 Speckled Woods, 4 Peacocks, 3 Orange Tips, 2 Brimstones, 1 Small White. Cracking morning. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
19thLangdon Hills (Dunton Plotlands)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodAndrew CoxBrimstone-two: Male & female (egglaying).
Orange tip- four males.
Small white- at least six.
Peacock- three.
Speckled wood- two.
19thHolme Fen (TL1989)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Small CopperRosalyn PaynePeacock 14, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Brimstone 1, Small Copper 1, Orange-tip 1, Whites 6 (not stopping to be identified)Green-veined I would think
19thHarold Park (TQ559914)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-TipColin Jupp2m Orange-tip, 2Peacock, 1m Brimstone near River Ingrebourne
19thHarold Hill (garden) (TQ548926)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueColin Jupp1Holly Blue, 1m Brimstone, 2m Orange-tip, 2 Peacock, mixed whites
19thHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583589)Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueKevin WilsonWhilst gardening late afternoon I noted 4 species of butterfly nectaring on Honesty. Sunny and Warm. 2 Male Orange Tips. Brimstones.1 Holly Blue and 1 Green-veined white. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
19thDevil's Dyke, Reach (TL5765)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueNick Littlewood & Rose ToneyEstimates: 6 Small Heath (along railway cutting), 8 Green Hairstreak, 50 Brimstones, 10 Holly Blue, 1 Speckled Wood, 5 Green-veined White, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Peacock. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
19thCrowsheath Community Woodland (TQ7196)Other butterflyKeith LuscombeA Large Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis polychloros) basking after 5pm. Photos sent to recorder suggest this is the same individual that was seen about 500 yards away by same observer on 1st April
19thComberton Garden (TL387546)Brimstone, Small white, Holly BlueTony RobertsBrimstone 2, Small White 2, Holly Blue 3
19thCanvey Wick (TQ762834)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Small CopperAlan Waddoups10 Sp.Wood, 15 Peacock, 3 G-v White,1 Sm.White, 1 sm.Copper, 1 Sm.Tortoiseshell, 1 male Orange Tip between 12.00 and 2.00 pm on a warm, sunny spring day - and not to mention the cuckoos, whitethroats, blackcaps, etc. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
19thBlackmore. Edge of fields & hedgerows. (TQ607999)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-TipMargaret DalgarnoVery warm sunny afternoon. ( 3.30 ----4.15.
6 peacock. 3 small white. 4 Brimstone.1 green-veined white. 1 large white. 4 small tortishell.
2 orange-tip.
19thBlack Notley (TL7620)BrimstoneGeorge BrownSunny and warm; light NE wind. 1 Brimstone laying eggs on Alder buckthorns in garden, 12.45p.m. Most leaf buds unopened yet and eggs then laid just below bud. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
19thBelfairs Woods (TQ822876)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodAlan Waddoups4 Speckled Wood, 5 Peacock, 5 Orange Tip (4m 1f), 6 Brimstone (5m 1f), 3 Comma plus many unidentified whites, on a bright spring afternoon between 3.00 and 4.00 pm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
19thBarnack Hills + holes (TF077044)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Green Hairstreak, Holly BlueSteve Binding / Paul Fisher09.30am/12.30pm 18c sunny getting warmer all the time but breezy. Green Hs (14) Brimstone (5) male (3) female. Holly Blue (8) Comma (3) Sm Tort (1) Orange Tip (1Female) . The Green hairstreak were found in all areas of the site on Ivy as well as Hawthorn and Apple blossom. Strange no Spec Woods??
19thAversley Wood (TL162820)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueRosalyn PayneHad a good walk around the wood, sunny, 20 deg C, little wind. Peacock 4, Brimstone 3, Orange-tip 5, Speckled Wood 1. On the route from St Judith's Field 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Holly Blue
18thWestfield Farm, Comberton, Cambbs (TL374545)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-TipTony RobertsPeacock 1, Brimstone 8, Small White 8,
Large White 1, Orange Tip 6
18thRiver Roding walk, Woodford (TQ419926)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodJerry Dennis4 male and 2 female Orange-Tio, 1 Brimstone, 5 S White, 2 L White, 1 GV White, 1 S Tort., 5 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Comma
18thOld Railway Line, Comberton, Cambs (TL383546)Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Orange-TipTony RobertsBrimstone 9, Small White 12, Orange Tip 4,
Large White 1
18thNoak Hill (TQ545941)Peacock, Brimstone, Speckled WoodColin Juppmale Brimstone, 3 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood
18thMill Green Common (TL637013)BrimstoneRob Smitha first female Brimstone of the year for me
18thMaxey Cut, Peakirk (TF173075)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-TipDavid WithringtonMorning walk along Cut and up towards River Welland: Small Tortoiseshell(3), Peacock(4), Brimstone(6 males), Green-veined White(12), Orange Tip(9 males).
18thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Green-veined whiteColin Juppnectaring on apple blossom in the garden
18thHadleigh Country ParkPeacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Small CopperAndrew Woodhouse5 Peacock, 2 Brimstone, 1 Orange Tip and a Small Copper.
18thGarden (TL9723)Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-TipLen Cornwell1 of each. Sunny and warm
18thDagnam Park LNR (TQ5593)Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Juppmale Brimstone, 2m Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood
17thWalk along river Wid from Doddinghurst. (TQ593998)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Large white, Green-veined white, Orange-TipRosie & Bill Perkins.4,Large White, 2,Small White, 1,Green-veined White, 2.Brimstone, 2,Orange-Tip, 17, Peacock, 8.Small Tortoiseshell.
17thTylers Shaw (TQ572916)Peacock, Brimstone, Large whiteColin Jupp1m Brimstone, 1 Large White, 4 Peacock
17thLagoons Perry (TL157671)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green HairstreakSteve Binding10.12am / 12.05pm warm sunny 11c and rising. first Green hairstreak of the year here at a different location than usual (1) Brimstones(4)P,cock (1) Red Ad (1) Comma(2) Spec wood (5) Org Tip male. (2) (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
17thJermaines Wood/M25 (TQ571907)Comma, Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Jupp5 male Orange-tips incl 3 sparring together, 2 Small White, 2 Green-veined White,, several unidentified, 6 Peacock, 1 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood
17thHarold Court, Thames Chase (TQ558911)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled WoodColin Jupp2 male Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Small White, 4 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood
17thGarden in Little EversdenPeacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueJames Fowler12:00, warm, sunny and still, numerous Peacock and Brimstone including a female. 5 Orange Tip, three Holly Blue and single Small White and Green-veined White. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
17thGarden (TL9723)Small whiteLen Cornwell1 single
17thColdham's Common (TL4758)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueEdward PollardWarm and sunny. 20 mins of observations.
4 Small Tort. 5 Speckled Wood. 3 Holly Blue. 2 Orange-Tip. 1 Brimstone. 1 Small white.
17thCherry Hinton old pit (TL485560)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BluePaddy GroveGood numbers out in the warmer weather. Looked for GHairstreak but nothing spotted
17thCentral Park, Harold Hill (TQ546922)Large white, Speckled WoodColin Jupp1 Large White, 2 Speckled Wood
17thBurwell Cambs (TL589665)Orange-TipPaul CraskeFlew gently across the garden at 1pm today.
17thBarnwell East LNR, Cambridge (TL479582)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Orange-TipEdward PollardMy first visit to the site. Surprisingly quiet. Looks like the site is becoming over-grown with hawthorn and bramble.
16thSouth Woodham Ferrers (TQ809967)Brimstone, Small whiteChristopher Rawlings1 of each flying through a garden in Hullbridge Road.
16thSouth Woodham Ferrers (TQ805971)PeacockChristopher RawlingsI fly through our garden
16thMatching garden (TL516124)Peacock, BrimstoneBryan Russell
16thGarden (TL9723)Brimstone, Small whiteLen Cornwell1 of each late morning when it was fairly sunny and warm
16thCambridge Botanic Gardens (TL4557)Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueEdward PollardWarm and sunny. Lots about, but casualy obervations during a trip with young family. 4 Holly Blue, 4+ Brimstone, 1 fml Orange-tip, 3 Speckled Wood, 2 Small White, 1 Peacock, 1 Red Admiral.
15thWestlands Park (TL9623)Peacock, Green-veined whiteLen Cornwell2 Peaacocks 1 Green-vein.
15thSawtry Brook (TL167846)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockRosalyn PayneSunny, 12 deg, windy. 1.30-2pm Small Tortoiseshell 8, Peacock 4
15thMere Way from Cambridgeshire R. College (TL460627)Small white, Speckled WoodScott Boydlunchtime walk along Mereway from behind the college to Milton road/Butt lane. Sunny. 4 small whites and 5 speckled woods
15thHarold Hill: Central Park (TQ546922)Peacock, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Jupp2 Orange-tip (male and female), 1 ea others
15thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Orange-TipColin Juppmale Orange-tip in the garden
15thHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583588)Brimstone, Small white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly BlueKevin WilsonNear to the garden I saw 2 Small whites. 1 Speckled Wood. 1 male Brimstone. 1 male Orange Tip and 1 Holly Blue. 11.35.am-12.30.pm. Sunny but a cool wind.
15thColdham's Common (TL471591)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small white, Speckled WoodEdward PollardStrong, chill wind, but sunny. 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Coma, 3 Small Tort. singles of the other species.
14thWanstead Park - Epping Forest (TQ421870)Small Tortoiseshell, Green-veined whiteChristian MossSearching for Orange Tips & Speckled Woods in the Old Sewage Works, none seen as of yet. I did however see my first Small Tortoiseshell & Green veined white of the year. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
12thMatching - garden (TL516124)Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled WoodBryan RussellSunny but only 12 degrees
11thCambridgeshire guided bus way (TL464614)Small white, Holly BlueScott Boyd1 small blue and 1 holly blue seen in 30 minute walk along the busway. Light breeze and sunny. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
10thstrethall (TL482406)Small Tortoiseshell, Painted LadySharon Hearlesheltered field edge public footpath
1 PL
3 ST
10thPaines Brook, Harold Wood (TQ551912)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Speckled WoodColin Juppsouth side of A12: a female Brimstone, 3 Peacock, 2 Comma, 1 Small Tortoiseshell & 1 Speckled Wood
10thPaines Brook, Harold Hill (TQ549914)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Small white, Speckled WoodColin Jupp16 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 2 Comma, 2 Small White, 1 Speckled Wood
10thHemingford Grey (TL289701)Holly BlueUte Mokros1 male holly blue in garden, early afternoon (sunshine but cool breeze)
10thBorley (TL850423)Peacock, Orange-TipMartin PeersPeacock 2, Orange-Tip male
10thBlackmore. (TQ604993)Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Speckled WoodMargaret DalgarnoSunny afternoon with cool breeze. Wind quite sharp so it was a nice surprise to see the butterflies.
At least 6 speckled wood and 2 brimstone.
8thTanholt Pits, Peterborough (TF238017)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Speckled WoodDavid WithringtonA lovely sunny morning - along the path by the lakes I saw: Peacock (3), Brimstone (3), Small White (7) and Speckled Wood (1).
8thLagoons Perry (TL157671)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodSteve Binding1.30pm/3.10pm warm sunny 15c+ 4 Orange tip males 1 female mostly on the wing save one on dandelions. 3 male Brimstones. 9 Peacocks sunning as was 3 Comma. 2 Spec woods a bit on the small side looking fresh. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
8thHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583588)Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-TipKevin WilsonWalking to my car at 1.45.pm I noted 2 Brimstones,1 Peacock and 1 male Orange Tip. Warm and sunny.
8thGarden (TL9723)PeacockLen Cornwell
8thFordham Estate (TL926288)Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneRichard BiggAn hour and ten mins. walk in warm sun with no wind temp. 17deg. Peacock(4), Comma(3) and a male Brimstone.
8thCambridgeshire guided bus way (TL464614)Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined whiteScott Boyd30 minute walk along the bus way from Milton road to College at 12.30. Sunny with slight breeze. Saw 4 brimstones, 1 small white, 1 green veined white, 2 unidentified whites, and 1 peacock.
5thJermaines Wood/Tyler's Common (TQ571907)Comma, PeacockRob SmithPeacock 3, Comma 1
4thFootpath off of Harwich Road Little Clacton (TM170205)CommaGavin PriceSingle Comma sunning on hedgerow. Weather breezy cool at 5c sunny intervals
1stStonebridge Corner, Knarr Fen (TF277009)Green-veined whiteDavid Withrington
1stReach end of Devils Dyke and the Burwell rail cutt (TL575653)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Speckled Wood, Green HairstreakKevin WilsonI walked the reach end of Devils Dyke and along the Burwell rail cutting. I was pleased to see 5 fresh Green Hairstreaks spiralling over an Ivy covered bush. Other butterflies seen-10 Peacocks,4 Small Whites, 3 Small Tortoiseshells, 2 male Brimstones, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 male Orange Tip, 1 Comma, 1 Green-veined white and 5 unidentified whites. Sunny. Warm out of the breeze. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
1stPaines Brook, Harold Wood (TQ551912)Comma, Peacock, Green-veined whiteColin Juppsouth side of A12: 1 Green-veined White, 3 Comma, 1 Peacock
1stPaines Brook, Harold Hill (TQ549914)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Small white, Speckled WoodColin Jupp18 Small Tortoiseshell on nettle banks from Petersfield Ave to A12, 5 Comma, 4 Speckled Wood, 2 Small White
1stMilton Country Park, Cambridge (TL4762)Comma, Peacock, Green-veined white, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueIan JohnstoneSightings between 11:00 and 13:00.
Weather sunny with gentle breeze - Temp about 12'C.
Sightings:
Comma (1)
Orange Tip (1)
Holly Blue (2)
Peacock (1)
Green-Veined White (2)
1stGarden in Little EversdenSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueJames FowlerEarly afternoon, cool, still and sunny. 6 Peacock, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, 3 Brimstone, single Orange Tip and Holly Blue.
1stCrowsheath Community Woodland (TQ7196)Other butterflyKeith LuscombeA Large Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis polychloros) seen in the late afternoon (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
1stCentral Park, Harold Hill (TQ546922)Comma, Peacock, Small white, Green-veined white, Speckled WoodColin Jupp1 Green-veined White, 3 Small White, 4 Speckled Wood, 5 Peacock, 2 Comma

March 2019
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
31stOrton Brick Pit, Peterborough (TL174934)Peacock, Speckled WoodDavid WithringtonAlong footpath on south side of lakes - Peacock (3), Speckled Wood (1).
31stHolme Fen (TL198896)Comma, PeacockRosalyn Payne & Phil BromleyMidday. 4 comma, 10 peacock
31stHardwick wood (TL3557)Peacock, Red Admiral, Large whiteLouise Bacon, Vince Lea
31stBrampton Wood (TL187701)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodRoger OrbellAlso many Light Orange Underwings around
31stBradwell-on-Sea, Essex (TM030083)Holly BlueJohn SutherbyOne nectaring on cherry blossom in the Othona Camp "meadow" during the afternoon when the sun came out.
31stAversley Wood (TL162820)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockRosalyn Payne4 peacock, 2 comma. A small tortoiseshell in the field just before you get to the wood. Sunny but a cold wind
30thTylers Common (TQ566905)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockColin Jupp7 Peacock, 5 Small Tortoiseshell
30thOrwell Chalk PitSmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Speckled WoodSharon Brown18 degrees C.
30thOne Tree Hill, Basildon (TQ697861)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Small whiteAlan Waddoups18 x peacock, 2 x Small White, 5 x Small Tortoiseshell, 3 x Comma. All sightings in the area of the Country Park between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.
30thLeez ReservoirOrange-TipGeorge BrownSunny and warm. Male at 11.10a.m.
30thLangdon Hills (EWT Willow Park & Mark's Hill).Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneAndrew CoxBrimstone- three, all males.
Peacock- at least seven.
Comma- one.
Small tortoiseshell- one.
30thJohn Weston Reserve EWT (TM2624)Peacock, BrimstoneSimon & Pat CoxSingle Brimstone & Peacock
30thJermaines Wood/Tylers Common (TQ571907)Comma, Peacock, Small white, Orange-TipColin JuppJermaines Wood, Warley: 1m Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 6 Peacock, 2 Comma
30thHemingford Grey (TL289701)Brimstone, Orange-TipUte MokrosOne male orange-tip flying through garden mid day.
30thHarold Hill (TQ554917)Small whiteColin Jupp3 Small White near the A12
30thGarden (TL9723)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockLen Cornwell1 of each. Sunny and warm
30thCircular walk from Tollesbury Square. (TL956104)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Holly BlueRosie & Bill Perkins, Linda & George Jenkins.28,Peacock, 2,Small Tortoiseshell, 1,Comma, 1,Holly Blue.
30thCherry Orchard Country Park, Rochford - Eastermn eSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small whiteTrevor James HockeyLots of Peacocks 20+, two comma's, two Brimstones, Two small tortoiseshell's, one Red admiral and one Small white. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
30thCastor Hanglands (TF117022)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-TipDavid WithringtonAt the top end of the nature reserve I saw - Brimstone (5), Peacock (4), Comma (1), and Orange Tip (3 males).
30thBack garden (TL969201)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small whiteDavid AllenSingles of each.
29thhaddenham cb6 3xdSmall Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small white, Holly BlueIan Dickersonbrimstone 2 holy blue 2
29thSt Ives (TL3171)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Holly BlueIan JohnstoneSunny day (15'C) with light breeze.
Male and Female Orange Tip flying around near Slepe Hall playing field.
Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacocks (3) and a Brimstone flying round garden.
29thSouth Woodham Ferrers (TQ805971)Small whiteChristopher Rawlings1 fly through our garden
29thSouth Woodham Ferrers (TQ802966)CommaChristopher Rawlings1 Settle on lawn of a garden
29thSouth Woodford, garden (TQ397900)BrimstoneNick ChallonerFirst brimstone of the year for me
29thRisebridge Golf Course, Romford (TQ523911)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockColin Jupp4 Peacock, 2 Comma, 1 Small Tortoiseshell
29thRise Park, Romford (TQ515910)Small Tortoiseshell, PeacockColin Jupp7 Peacock, 5 Small Tortoiseshell
29thReach end of Devils Dyke and the Burwell railway c (TL574654)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined white, Speckled WoodKevin WilsonI walked along Devils Dyke, Reach end to and along the disused Burwell railway cutting. 10.00.am-11.15.pm. Butterflies seen-12 male Brimstones and 3 females,7 Peacocks,2 Small Tortoiseshells, 1 Green-veined white, 1 Speckled Wood and 1 Comma.
29thQueen's Park, Billericay (TQ672968)Peacock, Brimstone, Small whiteAlan Waddoups! Small White, 4 Brimstone (all male), 7 Peacock (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
29thNewmarket Road, Cambridge (TL474593)Holly BlueEdward Pollard1 Holly Blue
29thLangdon Hills (Dunton Plotlands)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Speckled WoodAndrew CoxBrimstone- at least five, all males.
Peacock-at least three.
Comma-two.
Red admiral- one.
Speckled wood- one.
29thLaindon West garden.Red Admiral, BrimstoneAndrew CoxBrimstone- one Male.
Red admiral- one.
29thLagoons Perry (TL157671)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodSteve Binding11.30-2pm v warm sunny 16c slt breeze 7 male Brimstones +1 female. 9 Peacocks. 7 Comma. 1 Red Ad. 2 very fresh Spec Woods. 1 male org Tip. Some of the Brimstones were taking nectar from willow catkins ,violets and ground ivy. Also found a comma on catkins. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
29thItter Park, Peterborough (TF183020)Holly BlueDavid WithringtonOne flew through the middle of the park gardens.
29thHome Farm Road, Houghton (TL284723)Holly BlueJohn WinterbottomOne briefly, on Camellia in my garden; warm, sunny.
29thHolland Haven CP (TM2117)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstoneSimon & Pat Cox7 Peacocks, 2 Small Tortoiseshells, 1 Brimstone & a Small/G-v White
29thHarold Hill (TQ548926)Comma, Peacock, Small whiteColin Juppsingles. garden sightings, late pm
29thHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583588)Orange-TipKevin Wilson1 female Orange Tip settling occasionally but not long enough for me to obtain a photo in my neighbour's garden 1.15pm. Warm and Sunny.
29thGarden in Little EversdenSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small whiteJames FowlerMild sunny morning. Numerous Brimstone and Peacock. Two Comma and a single Small Tortoiseshell and Small White.
29thGarden Oakington (TL412645)Comma, Peacock, Small white, Holly BlueJulie GroveJust reporting the Holly Blue as the others may have been the gang from yesterday.
29thGarden (TL9723)PeacockLen Cornwellx1 sunny and warm
29thDogsthorpe, Peterborough (TF192010)Peacock, Small whiteDavid WithringtonIn my garden just before noon - Peacock (1), Small White (1).
29thCombertonHolly BlueJames Fowler14:15, sunny and warm. A single Holly Blue flying. First of 2019.
29thColdham's Common (TL4758)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Brimstone, Small whiteEdward PollardWarm and sunny, light breeze. 7+ Brimstone; 3 Peacock; 1 Small Tortoishell; 3 Small White
29thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5192)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Orange-Tip, Speckled WoodColin Jupp1 male Orange-tip, 2 Speckled Wood, 8 Brimstone (7m, 1f), 2 Red Admiral, 38+ Peacock, 9 Comma, 5 Small Tortoiseshell.
28thNew Shardelows Farm near Fulbourn (TL538542)Small Tortoiseshell, BrimstoneKevin Wilson2 sightings of a Brimstone, the first at 11.41. am the second at 1.54.pm. Also 2 sightings of a Small Tortoiseshell, 12.25.pm and 1.14.pm.Sunny and mild.
28thHarold Hill: Paines Brook (TQ549914)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Speckled WoodColin Jupp3 Speckled Wood, 10 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, 2 Peacock
28thHarold Hill: Central Park (TQ546922)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Small white, Speckled WoodColin Jupp1 Speckled Wood, 2 Small White, 5 Peacock, 2 Comma, 1 Small Tortoiseshell
28thGarden Oakington (TL412645)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Small white, Orange-TipJulie GroveWarm 14C Bright sunshine, slight breeze - 2 Peacock, 3 Small white, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 1 Male Orange Tip - bit worrying as no sign of Garlic Mustard yet.
28thCambridgeshire guided bus way (TL464614)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small whiteScott Boyd30 minute lunchtime walk along busway from Milton road to college. Sunny with little wind. 3 brimstone, 4 small white, 1 comma, 3 peacock and 1 small Tortoiseshell (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo photo )
28thBrookside Sawtry (TL167842)Holly BlueRosalyn Payne1 Holly Blue at the edge of the field, mid morning
26thWanstead Park - Epping Forest (TQ423869)Comma, Peacock, Red AdmiralChristian MossThree Commas, Two Peacocks and a Red Admiral seen yesterday in the Old Sewage Works. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
26thDogsthorpe Star Pit (TF212027)Comma, PeacockDavid WithringtonOne Comma and two Peacocks on walk round the reserve.
25thMill Green Common (TL637013)Comma, PeacockRob SmithPeacock 3, Comma 2
25thHare Park Six Mile BottomPeacockKevin Wilson1 Peacock in a sheltered sunny area 10.10.am. Another seen at 4.00.pm in a different area of Hare Park.
25thFletton Lake, Peterborough (TL196963)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Small whiteDavid WithringtonWalk along west side of lake - Small Tortoiseshell (2), Comma (1), Small White (1).
25thBedfords Park LNR (TQ5192)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Small whiteColin Jupp1.25-4.25pm - 2 Small White, 21 Peacock, 5 Comma, 3 Small Tortoiseshell. Both Small White settled and Peacock males on territory in southern area of park
24thSutton Gault (TL424798)Peacock, Brimstone, Green-veined whiteRob Partridge2 Green-veined Whites; Large White on 23rd, yesterday.
24thSt Osyth Creek (TM1055)Peacock, BrimstoneDr Simon Cox4 Peacocks & 1 Brimstone along the public footpath
24thQueens park fields (TQ677965)Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Small whiteMike WheatleyToday was a sunny day with light winds. Saw 8 Brimstones, 6 comma's,9 peacock and 1 small white
24thMatching villagePeacock, BrimstoneBryan Russell3 of each
24thLower Bedfords Road, Collier RowBrimstoneIan Phillips2 male brimstone flying along road adjacent to Bedfords Park 2pm
24thLangdon Hills (Dunton Plotlands)Comma, Peacock, Red AdmiralAndrew CoxComma- three
Peacock- at least seven
Red admiral- one
24thLagoons Perry (TL157671)Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, BrimstoneSteve Binding1.30/ 2.45pm warm sunny ,breezy in places. Numbers increasing 1 brimstone male, 6 peacock,7 comma, 1 red ad, 1 white u/d (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
24thGarden in Little EversdenSmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Brimstone, Speckled WoodJames Fowler11:30, cooll, sunny and still. Numerous male and a single female Brimstone. A single Small Tortoiseshell, my first Speckled Wood of 2019 and two each of Comma and Peacock.
24thGarden Oakington (TL412645)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneJulie GroveMidday 14C Sunny but breezy, 1 Brimstone, 3 Peacock, 2 Comma, 1 Small Tortoiseshell. I cannot remember observing Comma this early they were all on our large flowering Cherry - Prunus pissardii Nigra
24thGarden (TL9723)PeacockLen Cornwellsingleton on warm sunny morning
24thDagnam Park LNR (TQ5593)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneColin Jupp11am-2.30pm - 5 male and 1 female Brimstone, 8 Peacock incl. pair in courtship, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma
24thCripsey Brook, Ongar (TL048380)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstonePeter Merrett
24thCherry Orchard Countrey ParkPeacock, BrimstoneTrevor James HockeyMid morning walk around the western end of Cherry Orchard, i.e towards Grove woods -3 Brimstone , 6 peacocks, one photographed. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
24thCambridge Botanic Gardens (TL454571)Red Admiral, BrimstoneEdward Pollard9+ Brimstones, but only 1 Red Admiral.
24thBradwell St Peters to Marshouse OutfallTM (TM0308)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small white, Green-veined whiteGraham Smith22Peacock, 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Red Admiral (worn individual), GV White, Small White, Brimstone (male).
24thBeachet Wood, Mount End (TL489007)Peacock, BrimstoneIan WattsApprox 15 Peacocks along the woodland edge. Another 10 or so seen walking between there and Theydon Bois. I guess I saw more of this species in an hour or so today than I saw during the entirety of 2018.
23rdBrookes NR (TL812267)Comma, PeacockRichard BiggMy first sighting of a butterfly this year. in weak sun and temperature 14deg. single Comma and Peacock.
23rdAversley Wood (TL162820)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, PeacockRosalyn PayneSunny, 12 deg, light wind. Small Tortoiseshell on the approach to the wood. 6 Peacock, 4 Comma
21stWoodwalton Marsh (TL212812)Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneRosalyn Payne2pm Warm and sunny 1 Brimstone, 3 Comma, 4 Peacock
21stWoodwalton Farm (TL215814)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstoneRosalyn PayneSections 1,2,3 of transect. 1 Brimstone, 3 Peacock , 1 Small Tortoiseshell
21stGarden Oakington (TL412645)Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Small whiteJulie GroveBright sunshine 16c no wind, around 3.00 p.m. 1 x Small Tortoiseshell, 1 x Brimstone, 2 x Small White feeding on the last of the Winter flowering Honeysuckle
21stFowlmere RSPB nature reserve (TL407457)CommaJonathan WallaceBasking on the top of a phragmites seedhead.
21stFen Causeway (TL448575)Small Tortoiseshell, Green-veined whiteTrevor SawyerGreen-Veined White nectaring near Fen Causeway at lunchtime on Thursday in weak sunlight
. I followed it to check whether it was a Small White or a GV.
21stChurch Lane, North Weald (TL494045)Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstoneIan WattsSingles.
20thPilgrims Hatch BrentwoodSmall whiteTom Hyde7am very small freshly emerged Small White front garden.
19thTan Lane Little Clacton (TM173204)PeacockGavin PriceSingle Peacock flew into garden, settled for seconds and then flew on. Sunny intervals no wind.
19thLyonshall Wood, S of Great Leighs (TL7314)BrimstoneGeorge BrownSunny spells, 11a.m.-12.50p.m. 2 male Brimstones.
19thHare Park Six Mile Bottom. (TL583589)BrimstoneKevin Wilson1 male Brimstone seen at 11.03am,and another at 12.34pm.
19thEaton Socon St NeotsSmall whiteSteve Bindingsun ,cloud but warm 1130am. whilst gardening a fresh Small White landed on Daffodils in front of me briefly, possibly looking for nectar before flying off . 1st of the year ?
19thBroadway Cemetery, Peterborough (TL195995)Peacock, BrimstoneDavid WithringtonI saw 3 Brimstones and 1 Peacock.
15thHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583589)BrimstoneKevin Wilson3 Brimstones seen in a relatively sheltered area of woodland during brief spells of sunshine. 12.08.pm-12.16.pm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
14thLong Running Epping Forest (TQ435998)CommaChristian MossVery windy conditions. Saw a Comma briefly in flight before hunkering down in the heather.
13thGarden in Little Eversden lRed AdmiralJames Fowler10:30, sunny, cool and very windy. A singleton landed briefly on a path before flying / being blown away.
5thPebmarsh, woodland & Prestons Lake (TL8531)Small TortoiseshellMartin Peerssingle Small Tortoiseshell on sunny slope below Preston's Lake.
5thHolland Haven (TM2116)Painted LadyGeorge BrownSunny with fresh SW wind, 12.55p.m. Flew in over seawall and settled on sheltered ground with wings open in the sunshine. Very fresh looking.

February 2019
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
27thnr St Osyth (TM144159)Small TortoiseshellSimon & Pat Coxsingle Small Tortoiseshell on Viburnum in our garden
27thWheatley Wood, Rayleigh (TQ788912)Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, BrimstoneGraham BaileyEarly pm walk around site. Small tortoiseshell 4, singles each of Brimstone, Peacock and Comma.
27thWanstead Park - Epping Forest (TQ414876)Comma, Red AdmiralChristian MossFour Commas and a Red Admiral seen in the park today. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
27thPaxton Pits (TL199628)Comma, PeacockSteve Binding17c very warm sunny 1 peacock 2 comma in dispute near carparking area
27thNewnham, Cambridge (TL442570)BrimstoneEdward Pollard2 Brimstone in woods next to the Cam
27thMy garden Belfairs Leigh on sea (TQ831698)PeacockDavid ScofieldQuartering up and down garden
27thLagoons Perry (TL157671)CommaSteve Binding2 comma one sunning on gravel track the other on bramble. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
27thHelpston (TF121060)PeacockDavid Withrington
27thGarden, ElyCommaAndrew Munks1 Comma on blossom of plum tree in garden
27thGarden (TL9723)PeacockLen CornwellFirst garden sighting of the year
27thEly CommonBrimstoneAndrew Munks
27thDanbury Common (TL779048)BrimstoneChristopher Rawlings1 seen flying past the Cricketers Arms. 13.00hrs, warm sunshine.
27thCambridgeshire guided bus way (TL463614)Comma, BrimstoneScott BoydOne comma and one brimstone seen flying along hedge at side of the Cambridge guided busway, beside the Science park. Sunny,Still and mild. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
27thBarnwell East LNR, Cambridge (TL479582)CommaRob PopleTwo Commas (see photos) plus a fly-through white sp. (probably Small White). (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
27thAversley Wood (TL162820)CommaROSALYN PAYNE1/2 hour walk, a single comma, 2.30 warm and sunny, no wind
26thStrawberry Hill Epping Forest (TQ413965)Comma, BrimstoneChristian MossTwo Commas and a single Brimstone. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
26thSouth ockendon (TQ592823)Small whiteJanet EdmundsIn flight going over the road at 1pm.
26thRear garden. (TL431608)BrimstoneDerek Cull2 Brimstone seen in flight. Bright, warm sunny day.
26thRamsey GC (TL288847)CommaDavid Withrington
26thIngrebourne Valley (TQ543841)Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, BrimstoneDave McGoughsmall Tortoishell 1, Red Admiral 1, Brimstone 2
26thHatfield forestPeacock, BrimstoneMike HardwickSeveral of both species seen
26thGarden in South Woodham Ferrers (TQ809967)PeacockChristopher Rawlings1 fly through garden without settling
26thGarden Oakington (TL412645)BrimstoneJulie Grove3 x Brimstone, 1 x Small Tortoiseshell another glorious day 20C clear sky, no wind. 2.30 p.m.
26thCodham Hall Lane, Warley (TQ585893)Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small whiteAlan WaddoupsSightings were made on a walk from Great Warley. The location given is that where the Small White was seen (at 2.45 pm) (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
25thnr St Osyth (TM144159)CommaSimon & Pat CoxSingle Comma resting on white garden chair
25thWicken Fen (TL556695)Peacock, Red Admiral, BrimstoneKevin Wilson4 Brimstones and 1 Peacock butterfly seen along Harrisons Drove between 12.45.pm-1.15.pm. 1 Brimstone and 1 Red Admiral seen from West Mere Hide 1.35-1.40pm. Sunny, very mild.
25thStansted,Essex (TL528211)Small Tortoiseshell, BrimstonePaul FisherSeen along a field margin near to Stansted airport: Small Tortoishell x1, Brimstone x1.
25thMatching, Garden (TL516124)CommaBryan RussellJust one....
25thLong Running East Epping Forest (TQ437997)Comma, PeacockChristian Moss1 Peacock & 5 Commas all seen very close together. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
25thHome address garden (TL292424)BrimstoneC UpchurchJust the one, very warm day for February about 15 degrees C.
25thHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583588)Peacock, BrimstoneKevin WilsonA walk around Hare Park produced sightings of 9 Brimstones and 1 Peacock butterfly. 11.05am.-12.15pm.Sunny and very mild.
25thGarden Oakington (TL412645)Small TortoiseshellJulie GroveAnother bright sunny day thermometer reading 20C but the garden is sheltered 3.00 p.m. 1 x Small Tortoiseshell good condition again feeding on the winter flowering honeysuckle.
25thA garden in Little Baddow (TL785061)PeacockChristopher Rawlings1 Peacock flew in to garden, briefly basked in sun on path before flying off. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
24thnr St Osyth (TM144159)PeacockSimon & Pat CoxSingle Peacock in our garden
24thWoodwalton Fen (TL2284)CommaNick Littlewood & Rose Toney (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
24thWinter garden Anglesey AbbeySmall Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, BrimstoneJeffrey RileySeveral Brimstone. One of each of the others.
24thWheatley Wood, Rayleigh (TQ788912)Small TortoiseshellGraham Bailey2 Small tortoiseshells at about 4 pm
24thThorndon Park (north)Red AdmiralAndrew CoxRed admiral- one,in Good condition, feeding on viburnum.
24thSt Ives gardenBrimstoneJill Sutherland16C sunny.
24thRamsey Height NR (TL2484)BrimstoneNick Littlewood & Rose Toneyc.5 seen
24thOakington, high Street (TL412645)BrimstoneJulie GroveOne Brimstone flying across the Churchyard so possibly not the one recorded on 23rd. Bright sunshine, light breeze 16.4C 2.30p.m.
24thMill Green Common (TL637013)CommaRob Smitha single on the edge of the heath at 3pm
24thJermaines Wood (TQ571909)CommaRob Smitha single Comma on the ride at 1.30pm. considerable thinning taken place over winter. Some large Ash taken down. Looking forward to the transect effects on butterflies (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
24thGreat Wilbraham Common (TL5357)Peacock, BrimstoneRob PopleAround 17 Brimstone (in 1-km square as a whole) plus single Peacock (at TL532576; photo) during visit for English Winter Bird Survey, c.11:15–12:35. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
24thFurze Ground - Epping Forest (TQ431988)Comma, PeacockChristian MossOne Comma and one Peacock. Both seen at Furze ground. No photos unfortunately, lovely to see.
24thEpping forestComma, PeacockLaurence Drummond Andrew MiddletonAround the north of the forest, peacocks at Furze ground and deer shelter plain,also Comma at deer shelter.
24thBrampton Wood (TL177699)Comma, Peacock, BrimstonePaul FisherA walk around the main rides produced: Comma x2, Peacock x1, Brimstone x5 (Brimstones all male and very active, The other two species just sunbathing).
24th8 Fitzwalter Rd, Colchester garden (TL977249)CommaLynsey Anderson1 rather small in bright sunshine mid-am. First sight of the year. Fluttering between open daffodil flowers & dewy patch on lawn nearby daffs.
23rdlittle chesterfordBrimstoneMathilda StarrTwo flying across the garden at late morning.
23rdWat Tyler Country Park (TQ738864)BrimstoneGraham BaileyA male Brimstone at about 13.30 close to the Green Centre.
23rdPaines Brook, Harold Hill (TQ551912)Small Tortoiseshell, Red AdmiralColin Jupp3 Small Tortoiseshell & a Red Admiral
23rdMy garden Cottenham (TL4568)BrimstoneAnn PiperWarm day 15c. Single male brimstone flying through garden. My first sighting this year
23rdGarden Oakington (TL412645)Peacock, BrimstoneJulie Grove15.6C Bright Sunshine, light breeze around 1.30-2.00 pm. 1 x Brimstone 1 x Peacock both on Winter flowering Honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima)
22ndPeterborough, Millfield (TL192996)Small TortoiseshellDavid Withrington
22ndOrton Brimbles, PeterboroughSmall Tortoiseshell, BrimstoneAlan OwersOne of each along hedgerow during lunchtime walk
22ndHare Park Six Mile Bottom (TL583588)BrimstoneKevin Wilson4 Brimstones seen at Hair Park between 12.18.pm.-1.03.pm. 3 males and 1 female. Sunny and mild. (Photo(s) supplied: photo photo )
22ndGarden Bar hillBrimstoneHelen Watkinson
22ndCavendish Road, Cambridge (TL466580)BrimstoneEdward Pollardsingle, in small garden. Mild sunny weather.
22ndCambridgeshire guided bus way (TL460616)BrimstoneScott Boydone brimstone flying along the edge of the guided busway near sciencepark (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
22ndArbury, Cambridge (TL455611)BrimstoneJanet1 Brimstone flying around Bay tree, Sunny/warm 1:30p.m.
21sthendre lake (ST254804)Painted LadyMike Shepherd
21stOld Nene GC, Ramsey (TL290871)PeacockDavid Withrington
21stLongthorpe (TL160983)BrimstoneDon GardenerMale seen flying around the garden
21stLogan's Meadow LNR, Cambridge (TL463592)Red AdmiralRob PopleSingle Red Admiral in sunny area of more 'wooded' part of LNR, at c.13:35. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
21stFerry Meadows (TL145975)PeacockDon Gardener
20thNew Shardelows Farm near Fulbourn (TL538542)Small TortoiseshellKevin Wilson1 Small Tortoiseshell observed basking in brief spells of sunshine. 1.47.pm-2.02pm. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
20thFront garden (TL968202)Red AdmiralDavid Allen1 red admiral sunning itself on the front wall my house.
17thWestfield Farm, CombertonBrimstoneRoger BuissonIn flight, along sheltered hedge
17thSt. Ives Guided Bus Route (TL3270)BrimstoneIan JohnstoneOne Brimstone flitting around.
Sunny day, 14'C, with a light breeze.
17thGarden in Little EversdenSmall Tortoiseshell, Peacock, BrimstoneJames Fowler12:30, sunny, breezy and 12oC. Two, possibly three male Brimstone and a single Small Tortoiseshell flying. A single Peacock basking on the ground. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
17thEpping forest (TQ434998)BrimstoneLaurence DrummondA male at the north end of Long running.
17thDanbury Common (TL782045)BrimstonePaul BeckettBrimstone flying at noon on a sunny day among the gorse on the heath.
15thTrumpington (TL444549)BrimstoneDonal McCarthy1 in the garden at lunchtime
15thSeven Stars Eight Ash Green Colchester (TL9325)Red AdmiralLen CORNWELL1 in the warm sunshine
15thLoughton, wildlife-oriented garden (TQ4296)BrimstoneIan MackJust one Brimstone, flitting a lot near a hedge. Unusually sunny and warm lunchtime
15thLong Running Epping Forest (TQ435998)BrimstoneChristian MossFirst butterfly of 2019. A very fresh Brimstone. (Photo(s) supplied: photo )
15thGarden in Little EversdenSmall TortoiseshellJames Fowler11:30, sunny and calm. A single Small Tortoiseshell flying through.
15thGarden Oakington (TL412645)BrimstoneJulie GroveBright sunshine, no cloud temp 16.4C little or no wind 1 x Brimstone also several Ladybirds and Honeybees present on the Sarcococca.
15thCherry Orchard Country ParkPeacock, BrimstoneAndrew Woodhouse1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock
14thIngrebourne Valley (TQ543841)BrimstoneDave McGough2 Brimstone
14thGarden in Little EversdenBrimstoneJames Fowler13:30, sunny, calm and 11oC. A single male patrolling the garden. It didn’t settle but returned an hour later.
14thBrentwood - St Thomas's ChurchBrimstoneAndrew StroudBrimstone flying around the churchyard at 12.30
14thBrampton Wood (TL177703)Red AdmiralTim FryerFleeting sighting as it flew away in silhouette. May have been peacock but cannot claim a first sighting! Warm and sunny however not much sun on the path where seen.
13thYelling garden (TL2662)BrimstoneIain WhitakerMale brimstone drifted over garden on first decent Spring-like day this year.Sunny, 12 degrees with a slight breeze.
11thTennis Court Raod, Cambridge (TL451577)Red AdmiralWilliam Mansfieldafter cold and wet weekend, Monday was warmer and with bright sunshine. Butterfly was basking on south facing wall before it flew off towards Downing College gardens
2ndFingringhoe Wick EWT nature reserveSmall TortoiseshellLiz Huxleyone (Photo(s) supplied: photo )

January 2019
DateLocationSpeciesReporterDescription
28thRSPB Hope FarmPeacockDerek Gruar
28thLeyton E11 (TQ385870)Red AdmiralTim HarrisSingle, flying across urban street at 14:00
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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