Next generation of Brown Argus emerging with one by the Cellars.
Our first Comma in a few months was by the Little Elms.
Peacock Caterpillars by H Willis
The transect was busy with 83 Small/Essex Skippers, six Large Skippers, one Common Blue, six Red Admirals, nine Painted Ladies, three Small Tortoiseshells, one Peacock, 41 Marbled Whites, 39 Meadow Browns, and 28 Small Heaths.
At least 25 Red Admirals were on Worth marshes yesterday and 46 Meadow Browns there today.
33 Small Heaths, five Common Blues, three Small Tortoiseshells, two Red Admirals at the Point/Prince’s Beach.
Discovery of a small colony of White-letter Hairstreak on the Pegwell Bay Hoverport!
White-letter Hairstreak by Andrew Lipczynski
The BMS Transect recorded 98 butterflies and there was a guided butterfly walk around the Estate in the morning. Combined, the totals were 30 Small/Essex Skippers, five Small Skippers (confirmed by looking at the antennae), three Large Skippers, two Large Whites, three Green-veined Whites, 12 Common Blues, one Holly Blue, three Red Admirals, three Painted Ladies, 30 Small Tortoiseshells, five Speckled Woods, 21 Marbled Whites, 29 Meadow Browns, and 60 Small Heaths.
Holly Blue by Nick Smith
Four Large Skippers were around the Haven area.
The BMS Transect was quite good with 74 butterflies recorded comprising four Small/Essex Skippers, six Large Skippers, two Small Whites, one Brown Argus, ten Common Blues, four Red Admirals, ten Painted Ladies, 13 Small Tortoiseshells, one Speckled Wood, one Marbled White, and 22 Small Heaths. A Wall and a handful more Painted Ladies were seen on the Estate beach, a Meadow Brown was in the Oasis, and two further Meadow Browns and 16 Small Tortoiseshells were on Worth marshes.
Good numbers of Small Tortoiseshell continue to be seen in the area. Today there were eight on New Downs in addition to 16 Red Admirals, two Painted Ladies, 16 Common Blues, one Speckled Wood, 11 Small Heaths, and our first Small Skipper of the year.
Small Tortoiseshell by H Willis
Three Large Skippers on the Estate were the headline. There were also two Small Whites, one Small Copper, eight Common Blues, one Holly Blue, five Small Tortoiseshells, two Speckled Woods, and 16 Small Heaths.
Speckled Wood by C Hill