Monday 29th

A good morning on the Estate produced an Orange-tip, two Green-veined Whites, a Red Admiral, a Comma, eight Holly Blues, a Speckled Wood, and our first Wall and Small Coppers of the year.

Holly Blue by P.Blanche

Friday 26th

A few Green Hairstreaks were at their usual site in Stonelees.

Thursday 18th

Six Green-veined Whites were on Worth and a male Brimstone at the Observatory.

Wednesday 17th

A male Orange-tip was in the Observatory garden.

Saturday 13th

The good year for Green-veined White locally continued with five at Mary Bax and three on the Estate.

Green-veined White by A.Lipczynski

Friday 12th

Two Orange-tips on RSPB Worth marshes were our first of the year but the biggest news was the four Brimstones on the Estate. This is a species which is usually fairly scarce here with 12 butterfly-days in 2020 the current SBBOT record. We have already matched this in 2024 so no doubt the record will fall.

Wednesday 10th

Nice weather on New Downs produced three Red Admirals, three Peacocks, two Speckled Woods, one Small Tortoiseshell, and five Green-veined Whites (a count higher than any last year).

Friday 5th

Despite the strong breeze there were a number of butterflies out in the sunshine. Two Red Admirals, one Peacock, six Speckled Woods, and a Small White were on the Estate, with singles of the latter also seen on New Downs and RSPB Worth marshes.

Monday 1st

Three Peacocks were at Mary Bax and two Peacocks and a Speckled Wood were on the Estate.

Peacock by S.Reynaert