Saturday 30th

A lovely sunny and calm day, perfect for hunting butterflies. There was no sign of any Large Tortoiseshells which have appeared along the south coast recently. However ten Peacocks, one male Orange-tip, and a Holly Blue were on Worth, and another five Peacocks were on the Estate.

Friday 29th

A few more Peacocks on the Estate the last few days including two today, and a Comma too. No records of Speckled Wood or Large White yet but they’ll be around the corner.

Tuesday 26th

Another sunny day produced a few butterflies. Single Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Red Admiral were on the Estate and the year’s first Small White on New Downs.

Sunday 24th

A sunny walk to the Point produced a brief Peacock high-tailing along the shoreline. Migration in action?

Wednesday 20th

Well it’s hardly been butterfly weather recently. Strong winds, rain, and hail kept sightings at bay but thankfully the weather finally changed and today we were awarded our first Red Admiral and Comma in Middle Field, the current epicentre of all butterfly activity apparently. A Small Tortoiseshell on New Downs broke with tradition.

Friday 8th

And following swift on was a Small Tortoiseshell in Middle Field. Like buses….

Tuesday 5th

Hey ho, let’s go! We’re off with our first Butterfly record of the year, a fine Peacock in Middle Field.