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UK Butterfly Sightings 2018.; Breaking News: Continental Swallowtail, East Sussex, Mount Caborn 7th May
Topic Started: Jan 3 2015, 06:31 PM (48,768 Views)
Davebutterflyman
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Please post all your butterfly sightings here.

This is the BC link for those wanting to send in their records

http://butterfly-conservation.org/52/first-butterfly-sightings-2014.html
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Davebutterflyman
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Two Small Tortoiseshell seen in Kent on the 2nd Jan.
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A Peacock sighted in Dorset yesterday.
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Grayling
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Thank you for that link Dave :cool3:

Nothing here that I have noticed so far.
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Nothing here either Grayling but another Red Admiral seen in Cornwall yesterday.
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A Red admiral seen in Sussex today as well as larvae of Wall Brown and Marbled White.
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Davebutterflyman
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A few Brimstone sightings in Sussex over the past two days, one female at RSPB Broadwater Warren and a male at Kingston near Lewes.
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JennyWren
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That's an interesting link Dave ..... incredible sightings already for January :thinking: Why don't some / most have the date and location .. it would be of help in future years :thinking:

I haven't seen any for some while now .. i had a good look at Rosemoor but nothing . Not only windy but cold :Cool:
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Some sites even list the time of day seen and the weather conditions at the time of the sighting Jen which is how it should be. My criteria for butterfly sightings, when i used to record them for Cheshire BC was:

Date
Time
Weather Conditions
Temperature
Numbers Seen
Gender
Foodplant In Vicinty
Area Covered
Habitat/Site Details
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JennyWren
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I can't imagine why people would miss out all that info , Dave .. it has to be essential . Might be worth asking them :Cool:
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Davebutterflyman
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I think it is all essential Jen and helps to build up a more comprehensive picture.
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:thinking: is that a good organisation ,Dave .. or are there better
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Davebutterflyman
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Personally Jen i think it is the best one but it could do with a few tweaks and improvements on how sightings are submitted.
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phew ! . i joined after seeing your link earlier .. i thought i'd do it in the memory of my two friends .. one for the moths and her butterflies .. ..... and the insects to help feed his birds Posted Image
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That is a lovely gesture Jen.
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Two Red admiral seen in Crawley, Sussex yesterday.
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Five Wall Brown larvae found on the 13th of Jan in Sussex. You can see the photos on the link.

http://www.sussex-butterflies.org.uk/sightings.html
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No adults or larvae yet but i did see 3 chrysalis of the Comma butterfly in the hide at Wyver lane yesterday.
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Red admiral sightings in quite a few counties over the past few days including Cornwall, Sussex, Warwickshire, Dorset and Hants.
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