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Old Saturday 15th June 2019, 16:40   #2101
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Painted Ladies are certainly out in abundance. Just saw four in my garden in Seething, together with a Red Admiral and a Small Tortoiseshell. Never seen a single Painted Lady in the garden before, having lived here now for 8 years. Indeed, even when I have seen them on reserves, I have rarely seen more than one at a time. They seem to like the Yellow Ball buddleia!
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Old Saturday 15th June 2019, 20:38   #2102
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Lots of Painted Lady’s in the dunes at Winterton today and similar story at Hickling NWT where they seemed to be everywhere.
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Old Tuesday 18th June 2019, 01:36   #2103
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Along with the Painted Ladies and Red Admirals coming in, I've had a Clouded Yellow reported.
In other news Dark Green Fritillary and White-Letter Hairstreak also seen.
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Old Tuesday 18th June 2019, 20:17   #2104
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Clouded Yellow at Horsey on Friday in amongst the hundreds of Painted Ladies.
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Old Sunday 23rd June 2019, 08:25   #2105
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21st June the Swallowtails were showing well at Hickling (x5) and 20+ painted ladies but best spot of the day was a White Admiral very near to the visitor centre.
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Old Sunday 23rd June 2019, 08:28   #2106
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21st June Swallowtails X5 showing well at Hickling, at 20+ Painted Ladies but best spot of the day was a White Admiral near to the Visitor Centre.
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Old Sunday 23rd June 2019, 13:45   #2107
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Old Monday 8th July 2019, 15:35   #2108
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Is it expected to see a butterfly clearly flying out to sea at Happisburgh at this time of year?
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Old Monday 8th July 2019, 19:20   #2109
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Nope, that's definitely the wrong direction for this time of year. Any guess as to species?

In other news, Cranwich Camp's field trip on Saturday turned up 3 Marbled Whites!
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Old Tuesday 9th July 2019, 15:45   #2110
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I'm afraid I have no idea on species. It was at least 10 metres away from me when I first saw it and I watched it head out to sea until it was so far out I couldn't see it.
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Old Tuesday 9th July 2019, 19:58   #2111
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Nope, that's definitely the wrong direction for this time of year. Any guess as to species?

In other news, Cranwich Camp's field trip on Saturday turned up 3 Marbled Whites!
So depending on your level of credulity this reinforces the long distance jump with the Small Blues or is another example of the phantom butterfly releaser of Landseer. Perhaps we'll get some Brown Hairstreaks too.
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Old Friday 12th July 2019, 01:02   #2112
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Well things just got trickier - Suffolk has had a report of a Marbled seen coming in off the sea with a bunch of Large Whites. I have no idea what's going on, but no sign of anything at Cranwich today.
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Old Friday 12th July 2019, 16:25   #2113
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Looking at the Welney WWT sightings for today note list of butterfly species seen includes Marbled White.
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Old Wednesday 17th July 2019, 16:38   #2114
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Purple Emperor are at Foxley Wood! At least 2 males and a female have been seen, showing well but high up on the trees along the main drive that leads to the car parks. Note that Foxley is closed on Thursdays, so apologies for the late posting here.
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Old Sunday 21st July 2019, 16:54   #2115
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16/7 The Silver Washed Fritillaries were showing well at Holt Country Park particularly near the pond.
19/7 Counted 11 species of butterfly in the wildflower meadows near the car park at Bowthorpe Marshes including Brown Argus, Green Veined White, Skippers, Comma etc.
21/7 Winterton Dunes near the car park spotted 3 Dark Green Fritillaries, several Small Heath and 3 or more Grayling.
Hoping the Purple Emperors will still be showing at Foxley Wood this week. Any more sightings?
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Old Sunday 21st July 2019, 23:46   #2116
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At least one seen Sunday along with a valezena Silver-washed (and lots of normal SWF)
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Old Thursday 25th July 2019, 09:00   #2117
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Several 2nd brood Brimstones on the wing in garden and neighbouring properties during the last 48 hours.
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Old Monday 29th July 2019, 22:17   #2118
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Purple Emperor seen on Buddleia today at Sidestrand. Also EDP reports that the species is "officially" back as a species in Norfolk. Not heard of any reports yet from Sheringham Park though.
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Old Tuesday 30th July 2019, 14:22   #2119
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Purple Emperor was in Northrepps yesterday evening. First spotted about 1800 hrs it remained feeding until 1915 when it flew off north. Unsurprisingly no sign this morning. An amazing garden tick and a lifer for me. see @Norf_Viz_Mig on Twitter for more pics and video.
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Old Tuesday 30th July 2019, 18:51   #2120
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Lovely views of Silver-washed Fritillaries and White Letter Hairstreaks at Cranwich heath this afternoon.
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Old Tuesday 30th July 2019, 19:50   #2121
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Jersey tiger trapped at Cley on Monday and beautiful marbled at Holme today (news from twitter, neither trapped by me) - some interesting moths and butterflies turning up this week, I wonder what else will arrive.
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Old Wednesday 31st July 2019, 19:57   #2122
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PE reported from Beeston but not yet from Sheringham. This may be because people are busy looking at Foxley - where they are easier to see. Now also reported from Swanton Novers, Ashwellthorpe Lower Wood and one other wood in county. Clearly a widespread dispersion in process.
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Old Monday 12th August 2019, 20:13   #2123
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Queen of Spain fritillary photographed at BTO Thetford last week - and on Saturday I was shown a photograph taken last year at East Ruston Gardens of a Rusty-tipped Page (Siproeta epaphus), normally found Mexico to Nicaragua - which may have come in as a caterpillar on an imported plant perhaps, as it doesn't seem to be available to buy from the usual sources.
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Old Thursday 22nd August 2019, 10:45   #2124
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a clifton nonpareil was caught near Brancaster last night and is apparently going to be available to view at Titchwell today.
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Old Tuesday 7th April 2020, 14:21   #2125
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First of the year garden Orange - Tip yesterday with Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell. Surprisingly no Holly Blue yet. My wealthy neighbour has just prepared drilled and seeded a two acre paddock behind my garden as a wildflower meadow. Some cheerful news at last.
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