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Old Sunday 1st January 2017, 13:09   #1
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First butterfly in 2017

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I saw a Red Admiral flying in Canterbury today (12:10). Has anyone else seen any butterflies today?

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Old Saturday 25th February 2017, 13:06   #2
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There have been reports of eg Holly Blue in Cornwall and Brimstones in the SE already, but had my first two of the year yesterday -

Malpas, nr Truro 24/02/17 - Red Admiral
Truro 24/02/17 - Small Tortoishell

It was a rather balmy warm sunny day!
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I had a Red Admiral flying in sunshine in Barnes, SW London on Feb 14.
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Old Saturday 25th February 2017, 21:24   #4
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I had a Red Admiral flying in sunshine in Barnes, SW London on Feb 14.
A pristine example at the London Wetland Centre, also in Barnes, yesterday 24.ii.2017.
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Old Sunday 26th February 2017, 12:43   #5
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A pristine example at the London Wetland Centre, also in Barnes, yesterday 24.ii.2017.
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Old Sunday 26th February 2017, 20:17   #7
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I saw 2 butterflies here on the Lizard on Feb 14th. Unfortunately they both saw me first and scarpered before I got a proper look at them. I think the first was a Small Tortoiseshell and the second was a Red Admiral. None since, despite some promising conditions at times.
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I saw 2 butterflies here on the Lizard on Feb 14th. Unfortunately they both saw me first and scarpered.
Surely butterflies don't scarper?? Only things on legs do that ... don't what word would do though - maybe they lepped it?
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Surely butterflies don't scarper?? Only things on legs do that ... don't what word would do though - maybe they lepped it?
Flew the coop? Flitted?
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Red Admiral again today.
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Surely butterflies don't scarper?? Only things on legs do that ... don't what word would do though - maybe they lepped it?
well, pupae split...
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Hi

I saw a butterfly today at Earlswood Lakes near Birmingham. I was against the sky so I could not be certain as to species, but profile looked like Red Admiral. I also saw a bumble bee, but no idea of species there!!!
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Peacock floating around in the brief half hour of sunshine this morning ...
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Comma and Brimstone this afternoon at Farnborough Airport and Fleet respectively.

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We've had Brimstones on 4 days this week - all males so far.
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My partner saw 2 male Brimstones on a visit to Kew Gardens today.
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Lots of brimstones at Brandon Marsh today.
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Going back a few weeks, I saw a Red Admiral on the wing in Aberdeen on 19th February. That's fairly exceptional up here.
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I saw one while walking through a local golf course...........it was brown/cream and speckled...to quick to get an i.d.
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I saw one while walking through a local golf course...........it was brown/cream and speckled...to quick to get an i.d.
Should be a Speckled Wood ... maybe a month early but possible ...
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No butterflies yet in Nottingham, not that I've seen anyway but the first Emelina monodactyla on the light outside and our Bats are fully active, even had a midge in the house today.


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Three male Brimstones locally today.
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Brimstones and Red Admirals around yesterday in London in the sunshine. Nothing today as it was dull and raining.
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Speckled Wood in Falmouth today, and another 2 Peacocks up at Stithians Res.

Imagine the number of species recorded this year in the UK must be into double figures by now?
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Speckled Wood in Falmouth today, and another 2 Pracocks uo at Stithians Res.

Imagine the number of species recorded this year in the UK must be into double figures by now?
http://butterfly-conservation.org/52...ings-2015.html

12, as of 16th March.
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