I see the first sighting has been seen & photographed. A Vagrant Emperor near Torpoint, Cornwall on 24th Feb as reported by Adrian Parr. With Saharan dust forecast it was predicted that this species might turn up in northern Europe.
Just read on Atropos migrant site that Adrian Parr has announced that a male Yellow-spotted Emerald, Somatochlora flavomaculata, has been recorded at Carlton Marshes, Suffolk today. Doesn't mention photos but there seems no ambiguity about this. Great record for the finder!
Over the last 2-3 weeks there seems to have been an unprecedented number of Hawfinches moving through. Here in the London area there have been multiple site sighting everyday of mostly flyovers over this time period. Normally only a couple of sightings each winter. Any ideas on the origins of...
Had my first butterfly of the year today at midday- a Red Admiral flying round a garden in SW London + then settling on some bare compost in a raised bed, basking in the pleasant sunshine. Looked in good nick too!