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string boozel

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Two more new species for the year at Willowbrook Industrial Estate where a camera shy Small Copper was put to shame by a more obliging male Common Blue.

15/ Small Copper One at Willowbrook Industrial Estate, Corby 5/5/20.

16/ Common Blue A male also at Willowbrook Industrial estate 5/5/20.
 

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string boozel

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Another first today at Spanhoe Quarry near Harringworth where I saw a Small Heath.

17/ Small Heath One at Spanhoe Quarry 7/5/20.
 

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string boozel

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My good year continues with the addition of Brown Argus to my growing year list. A Small Copper also hung around long enough for my first picture of the year at Corby's Willowbrook Industrial Estate.

18/ Brown Argus. Two at Willowbrook Industrial Estate, Corby 9/5/20.
 

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After a bit of a lull I was able to add two new species to my year list with Black Hairstreaks and a Meadow Brown. They're not the best photos that I've ever taken but you can see what they are.

19/ Black Hairstreak. About half a dozen at Glapthorn Cow Pasture 30/5/20.

20/ Meadow Brown. One at Priors Hall 30/5/20.
 

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string boozel

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A further two additions to the year list today, one expected and the other not. A Wood White at Harry's park Wood near Weldon was my first ever at this site while a Large Skipper near Weldon was more routine fare.

21/ Wood White. A male at Harry's Park Wood 2/6/20.

22/ Large Skipper. One near Weldon 2/6/20.
 

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string boozel

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Something of a bumper day today with four species being added to the year list. Best of the haul were Dark Green Fritillaries which were my first in Northamptonshire. A further three year firsts were recorded just over the border in Cambs but sadly they're outside the scope of this thread.

23/ Marbled White. Good numbers at Ring Haw 20/6/20.

24/ Ringlet. Several seen at Ring Haw 20/6/20.

25/ Dark Green Fritillary. Half a dozen seen at Ring Haw 20/6/20.

26/ Small Skipper. One at Ring Haw 20/6/20.
 

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string boozel

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The June lull definitely appears to be over! Two further species added to the year list at Harry's Park Wood near Weldon today.

27/ White Admiral. Three seen at Harry's Park Wood 21/6/20.

28/ Silver-washed Fritillary. A male at Harry's Park Wood 21/6/20.
 

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Another addition to the list and one of the best with a couple of Purple Emperors at Harry's Park Wood.

29/ Purple Emperor. Two males at Harry's Park Wood 26/6/20.
 

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Fairly rubbishy weather did not stop me from adding another species to the list with several Essex Skippers being seen at Willowbrook Industrial Estate Corby.

30/ Essex Skipper. 2 at Willowbrook Industrial Estate, Corby 4/7/20.
 

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Another new species for the year despite the gale with a Gatekeeper being seen at Deenethorpe Airfield, another was seen later at Priors Hall.

31/ Gatekeeper. One at Deenethorpe Airfield, 5/7/20.
 

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Another species, and a very welcome one at that was added to the list with several Purple Hairstreaks being seen at Harry's Park Wood near Weldon.

32/ Purple Hairstreak. Four seen at Harry's Park Wood, Weldon, 13/7/20.
 

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A first Painted Lady of the year managed to evade my camera but was still a welcome addition. After the boom year of 2019 it looks as if 2020 is going to be one of the worst years for this attractive species.

33/ Painted Lady. One seen near Harry's Park Wood 19/7/20.
 

string boozel

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Another seen but not photographed species at Pitsford reservoir where a Clouded Yellow was recorded.

34/ Clouded Yellow. One at Pitsford Reservoir, 1/8/20.
 

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