December 2017

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David M
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December 2017

Postby David M » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:40 pm

Been a bit chilly lately but I'm sure a handful of lucky folks will have sightings to report this month.

Good luck.

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David M
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Re: December 2017

Postby David M » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:07 pm

Had a surprise visitor at work today - a Red Admiral fluttered by at around 1130am during a brief, sunny interlude and proceeded to settle on the metal panels close to the roof of the building.

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Re: December 2017

Postby Ian Pratt » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:37 pm

I saw this butterfly recently in an out of town shopping centre in Northern Spain. It must be a Spanish festoon.
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Re: December 2017

Postby jenks » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:16 pm

I`ve just read that a Red Admiral was seen today at Fortuneswell on the Isle of Portland, near the Co-op ! Presumably this was by the small public gardens where the Monarch was ensconced for a week or so back in September 2012. It must be much milder there than here in the South Wales valleys where the temperature dipped to -10 C last night ! Needless to say no butterflies sighted here. I`m making do with reading Wurzel`s latest diary entry of last summer`s sightings. A good alternative though, always good reading and photos from Wurzel just to remind one what last summer offered. Roll on spring.

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Re: December 2017

Postby David M » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:26 pm

Amazing what a few miles can do, Jenks. Here in Swansea there hasn't been a flake of snow (at least, not on the Gower), yet 40 miles to the north there's been 2 feet and temperatures as low as -13c!!!

That said, with highs of 4c today, an active Red Admiral would have been a miracle!


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