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by SteveA
Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July Sightings
Replies: 237
Views: 8654

Re: July Sightings

A number of butterflies in the garden today, Rochford, Essex with 3 Gatekeepers, 2 fresh Holly Blues, 2+ Comma, 2+ Peacock, 1 Green-viened White, 3+ Small Whites, 4+ Large Whites and at least 40+ Painted Lady larva munching the stinging nettles; knew the weeds would be good for something
by SteveA
Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July Sightings
Replies: 237
Views: 8654

Re: July Sightings

21 White-letter Hairstreaks and 2 Purple Hairstreaks out at Benfleet Downs this afternoon along with plenty of Marbled Whites, Small, Essex and Large SKippers plus commoner butterflies.
by SteveA
Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Camberwell Beauty Norfolk 28/06/10
Replies: 21
Views: 999

Re: Camberwell Beauty Norfolk 28/06/10

No sign of the Camberwell Beauty today which is a shame as would have been nice for the weekend. The Cranes/Spoonbills are definately Spoonbills and probably part of a flock that is roving up and down the coast, nice addition to the day
by SteveA
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2010 Sightings
Replies: 182
Views: 5241

Re: June 2010 Sightings

The Camberwell Beauty is still in Norfolk at Titchwell this afternoon
by SteveA
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Camberwell Beauty Norfolk 28/06/10
Replies: 21
Views: 999

Re: Camberwell Beauty Norfolk 28/06/10

Sandra/Kevin

Glad you saw it,

For anyone interested in going it is still present today in and around the Picnic area this afternoon

I hope it lingers till the weekend
by SteveA
Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Camberwell Beauty Norfolk 28/06/10
Replies: 21
Views: 999

Re: Camberwell Beauty Norfolk 28/06/10

Jack

Further update, still there showing well at 4.10pm today

I can't go until the weekend so unlikely to still be there then
by SteveA
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Camberwell Beauty Norfolk 28/06/10
Replies: 21
Views: 999

Re: Camberwell Beauty Norfolk 28/06/10

The Camberwell Beauty is still present in the picnic area at the reserve this afternoon
by SteveA
Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Camberwell Beauty Norfolk 28/06/10
Replies: 21
Views: 999

Re: Camberwell Beauty Norfolk 28/06/10

its was still present in the reserve picnic area near the car park at 5.44pm yesterday
by SteveA
Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Camberwell Beauty Norfolk 28/06/10
Replies: 21
Views: 999

Camberwell Beauty Norfolk 28/06/10

There has been a report of a Camberwell Beauty at Titchwell Marsh RSPB reseve in Norfolk today at 10.29am by information hut in the car park
by SteveA
Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2010 Sightings
Replies: 182
Views: 5241

Re: June 2010 Sightings

Early afternoon at Vange Marshes RSPB reserve I noted 16 Small and 1 Large, 2 Large Whites, 10 Small Heath and a Common Blue. Benfleet Downs from mid afternoon had a good selection of butterflies though numbers of certain species well down on last year; 2-4 White-letter Hairstreaks on the favoured b...
by SteveA
Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2010 Sightings
Replies: 182
Views: 5241

Re: June 2010 Sightings

Went searching for White Admirals are Belfairs Woods Nature Reserve this afternoon as the weather was very good early on however by the time I arrived at 4.20pm it was overcast and muggy thus not a sniff of any admirals. However there was an impressive count of Heath Fritillaries with a total of 333...
by SteveA
Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2010 Sightings
Replies: 182
Views: 5241

Re: June 2010 Sightings

Made visits to three of the main Essex colonies of Heath Fritillaries today to see what the state of the population is. Started at Pound Wood where counted 156 with most being in the main clearing around the pylons. There was also a Meadow Brown. Then walked through to Little Haven but found two Hea...
by SteveA
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2010 Sightings
Replies: 182
Views: 5241

Re: June 2010 Sightings

Had about a dozen Heath Fritillaries in Blean Wood yesterday, a brand new species for us!!! Our first, a female on hogweed and bramble flowers, was at the edge of the Hicks Forstal Road car park and took...ooooh...twenty seconds to locate after we left the car. What an obliging lifer! Through the w...
by SteveA
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2010 Sightings
Replies: 182
Views: 5241

Re: June 2010 Sightings

a couple of hours spent in Hockley Woods, Essex today revealed a count of only 31 Heath Fritillaries. This is marked contrasts to the 'hundreds' here last year. Some of the clearings are becoming overgrown so hope that the butterflies find the very good looking wide ride at the east end of the wood....
by SteveA
Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2010 Sightings
Replies: 182
Views: 5241

Re: June 2010 Sightings

Yesterday, 5th June, ventured south of to Park Corner Heath for one of my very few out of local area visits this year where had at least 11 SPBFritters, all looking pretty fresh. Several were well behaved up to about 10.30 which by then they were fully warmed up and rarely settled. Few other butterf...
by SteveA
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: June 2010 Sightings
Replies: 182
Views: 5241

Re: June 2010 Sightings

Numbers of Heath Fritillaries are way way down on last year at the Essex sites; I counted only 23 at Little Havens EWT today (counted 341 there on 6th June last year) with most along the sides of the path that disects the clearings around the pylons, there were none at all in the main clearing which...
by SteveA
Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: May 2010 sightings
Replies: 148
Views: 4634

Re: May 2010 sightings

Hi Steve - Good description, thanks; I reckon TQ836916 is roughly where you mean. I usually visit Pound Wood (just south across the A127) under the electricity pylons....I reckon about TQ821888. I was going to go on Saturday last - but high winds put me off - maybe this weekend coming.... ..and Jac...
by SteveA
Sun May 30, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: May 2010 sightings
Replies: 148
Views: 4634

Re: May 2010 sightings

I’m planning Hockley Woods on Wednesday. Thursday or Friday is provisionally planned for Park Corner Heath. Hockley is actually quite hard to find - well, the northern car park is rather hidden away in a built up area at TQ834923. Then walk south into the wood, down a dip and across a stream, up th...
by SteveA
Sat May 29, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: May 2010 sightings
Replies: 148
Views: 4634

Re: May 2010 sightings

Not had any opportunity for any butterflying this year, with exception of Holly Blues in the garden, until today so pleasant to see the first Heath Fritillaries of the year at Hockley Woods, Essex with 4. The overcast conditions, and then rain, meant that they were not on the wing and many other wer...
by SteveA
Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: September 2009 Sightings
Replies: 180
Views: 3223

Re: September 2009 Sightings

It took a bit of manouvering to get a pretty plain background whilst laying virtually flat on my face but worth the effort I think

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