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Old Saturday 19th January 2019, 19:59   #1
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First butterfly of 2019

Surprised to see a Red Admiral on the wing in Chichester this past Monday, 14th January!
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Old Saturday 19th January 2019, 20:05   #2
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A bit further south, in Portugal, I had the following:
- Speckled Wood: several males freshly emerged on the 4th Jan
- Red Admiral 1 on the 5th
- Painted Lady at least 6 on the 6th
- Green-striped White: 1 on the 6th

And had a totally unexpected Shark, looking fresh as well, 2 nights ago, despite of the cold weather!
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Old Saturday 19th January 2019, 21:01   #3
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Was rather pleased to get several Monarchs on 1 January, a splendid way to start the year.
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Old Sunday 20th January 2019, 05:25   #4
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I haven't seen any yet but Butterfly Conservation had records of 5 species on the wing on Jan 1st. Most surprising sighting this month was Speckled Wood.
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Old Sunday 27th January 2019, 11:14   #5
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I haven't seen any yet but Butterfly Conservation had records of 5 species on the wing on Jan 1st. Most surprising sighting this month was Speckled Wood.
I've seen Peacock and Painted Lady here on the Lizard so far this year. Cornwall has recorded Speckled Wood in January a couple of times in recent years, including Jan 1st once (near Falmouth IIRC).

Do you have a current link for Butt Cons first sightings page? Their old address doesn't seem to work (for me at least).
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Old Sunday 27th January 2019, 12:04   #6
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This is what google comes up with -

https://butterfly-conservation.org/b...sightings-2019
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Old Tuesday 29th January 2019, 10:47   #7
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This is what google comes up with -

https://butterfly-conservation.org/b...sightings-2019
Does it work for you? I just get that site can't be reached.
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Old Tuesday 29th January 2019, 11:07   #8
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Old Thursday 31st January 2019, 22:21   #9
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I can't get to it using Chrome, but can using Firefox. Seems to be a configuration issue.
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I'm using Chrome and I can see it with no problem.
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Old Sunday 10th February 2019, 22:58   #11
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I can't get to it using Chrome, but can using Firefox. Seems to be a configuration issue.
Thanks.
I think they've got a new website that only works with the latest version browsers. I can get to it with Safari but only see Headers & Footers, no page content.
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Old Thursday 14th February 2019, 16:17   #12
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Peacock butterfly in the sunshine today.

With another two butterfly sps - either Peacock or Red Admiral (one whilst driving through the lanes).
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Old Thursday 14th February 2019, 17:48   #13
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Peacock butterfly in the sunshine today.

Same here. What a gorgeous day!
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Same here. What a gorgeous day!
Almost worth getting out of bed for ...
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Fat chance here until April, (Russia) still two feet of snow on the ground but at least all the buses and trains are running and flights leaving on time., 2cm was causing havoc when I was in London last week........
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Peacock butterfly in the sunshine today.

With another two butterfly sps - either Peacock or Red Admiral (one whilst driving through the lanes).
Just (about 80 minutes ago) seen my first Red Amiral this year! My favourite butterfly I think.
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Old Friday 15th February 2019, 14:18   #18
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Brimstone this morning. They are usually the first species I see here. Most years, I see my first a week or so later. Really nice day today though!
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Had a Brimstone in the garden this morning too....prob my earliest record
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Old Tuesday 19th February 2019, 22:29   #20
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Two brimstones and a peacock today in Krakw, Poland. The winters are only getting shorter here, it's already 16C!
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A beautiful day out at RHS Rosemoor N Devon. Red Admiral and Brimstone today.
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I had a lovely fresh Comma today, which is pretty amazing because they are very scarce on St Agnes. I've come here and realised I haven't looked up 'earliest dates in UK' so now I'm here can anyone save me the bother. Could it be an immigrant?
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My first classy species of the year this weekend just gone - a most fine False Apollo
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I had a lovely fresh Comma today, which is pretty amazing because they are very scarce on St Agnes. I've come here and realised I haven't looked up 'earliest dates in UK' so now I'm here can anyone save me the bother. Could it be an immigrant?
Most likely an individual emerging from diapause as they overwinter as adults.
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Most likely an individual emerging from diapause as they overwinter as adults.
Thanks. I'd briefly gleaned that from UK butterflies but had forgotten to look at the emergence date. First Comma recorded on here was only about seven years ago; just two records last year AFAIK.
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