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AuthorTopic: BUTTERFLIES 2020
David & Pat Wileman BUTTERFLIES 2020posted at 11/02/2020 15:07:36

It is a bit early but after some recent early reports from elsewhere we have opened this for any of your sightings.  Please share your sightings for 2020 here.

Kath & Mick Claydon 8 March 2020posted at 08/03/2020 14:25:20

PEACOCK BUTTERFLY  1 by the southern sluice East Bank Cley

Michael Harcup 10 March 2020posted at 10/03/2020 16:54:51

Cley garden circa 13:00

Kath & Mick Claydon 11 March 2020posted at 13/03/2020 15:16:30

David Griffiths' report copied from end of 2019 so it gets included in 2020 year records - Kath Claydon:
Peacock sunning itself at Gramborough Hill this morning (i.e. on 11 March 2020)

David Fell 11 March 2020posted at 13/03/2020 16:38:45

Peacock Kelling Heath

David Fell 16 March 2020posted at 16/03/2020 15:44:23

1 Peacock Salthouse near duck pond

David Fell 17 March 2020posted at 17/03/2020 20:56:43

2 Peacocks in Wiveton garden.

David Fell 23 March 2020posted at 23/03/2020 19:33:30

Brimstone and Peacock in Wiveton garden.

Michael Harcup Re: 23 March 2020posted at 23/03/2020 19:39:41

One in Cley garden at noon and two along Skirts path - pm.
Two in Cley garden about 13:30

Michael Harcup 25 March 2020posted at 25/03/2020 17:54:34

In Cley garden at noon today.

Kath & Mick Claydon 25 March 2020posted at 25/03/2020 19:33:21

At least 2 Peacocks aand a Comma in Langham garden today.  Also, several queen wasps.

Steve Gantlett Re: 25 March 2020posted at 26/03/2020 16:54:46

1 Comma at Walsey Hills (MG had an Orange-tip at Cley yesterday)

Steve Gantlett 4th Aprilposted at 04/04/2020 13:58:46

Nice weather at last and a good butterfly day. In and around the garden: 1 Brimstone, 3 Holly Blues, 5 Peacocks & 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

Michael Harcup 5th Aprilposted at 05/04/2020 18:41:00

My first Brimstone and first Orange Tip in the garden today.

David Fell 7th Aprilposted at 07/04/2020 22:29:35

Peacock,Small Tortoiseshell, Holy Blue, Brimstone and 2 Orange-tipped (Male and female) in Wiveton garden.

Michael Harcup 12th Aprilposted at 13/04/2020 18:12:40

Small White (seen settled) and Orange Tip - Old Womans Lane pm.

Michael Harcup 26th Aprilposted at 26/04/2020 19:41:44

Late afternoon walk between Anterton Hill and East Bank.
Red Admiral 1,Small Tortoiseshell 2,Peacock 1.

David Fell Re: 24th Aprilposted at 30/04/2020 15:09:02

2 orange-tipped,1 Peacock,4 Green-veined Whites, 2 Holly Blues and 3 Speckled Woods all in private garden Wiveton. Also Buff-tailed Bumble Bee rescued from garage window.

David Fell Re: 5th Mayposted at 05/05/2020 20:08:19

Brimstone,Orange-tip (male),3 Green-veined Whites and a Speckled Wood all in private garden Wiveton.

Michael Harcup 6th Mayposted at 07/05/2020 20:10:31

Wall Brown in Cley garden,first for the year.

David Fell Re: 7th Mayposted at 08/05/2020 08:48:30

Wall Brown,Holly Blue, 5 Orange-tipped (2 males 3 females), 2 Speckled Wood and a Large White all in private garden Wiveton.

Michael Harcup 9th Mayposted at 09/05/2020 17:02:23

Wall Brown - just inside reserve opposite the Visitor Centre at 12:20.

David Fell Re: 14th Mayposted at 14/05/2020 17:42:24

3 Orange-tipped (1 male 2 female), 2 Green-veined Whites, 2 Holly Blues and a Gatekeeper all in private garden Wiveton.

Michael Harcup 30th Mayposted at 30/05/2020 20:24:55

In Cley garden,1st for the year.

Kath & Mick Claydon Common Bluesposted at 31/05/2020 19:24:50

Up to 4 Common Blues feeding on Hop Trefoil in Langham garden over past three days - first records for this garden.

Michael Harcup Re: Common Bluesposted at 31/05/2020 20:52:38

My first of the year in Cley garden today.

David Fell Re: 2 Juneposted at 02/06/2020 21:00:57

5 Speckled Wood, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock and 1 Large White all in private garden Wiveton. Outside of square 1 June Privet Hawk Moth on roses in my Holt garden.

David Fell Re:4 Juneposted at 04/06/2020 17:19:00

Meadow Brown in private garden Wiveton

David Fell Re:9 Juneposted at 09/06/2020 20:34:58

3 Meadow Browns, Speckled Wood, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Large White in private garden Wiveton.

Michael Harcup 13th Juneposted at 14/06/2020 12:41:42

On brambles south side of Snipes Marsh,late afternoon.

Kath & Mick Claydon DAMSELFLY 13 Juneposted at 14/06/2020 14:34:00

EMERALD DAMSELFLY Female, Iron Road Salthouse.

David Fell Re: 15th Juneposted at 15/06/2020 18:54:59

At least 6 Silver-studded Blues Kelling Heath

Kath & Mick Claydon 16th Juneposted at 16/06/2020 18:18:25

SILVER-STUDDED BLUE  min.6 (all males) on Kelling Heath this morning.

Michael Harcup 21 Juneposted at 21/06/2020 18:09:22

Top of Anterton Hill to East Bank 17:05

David Fell Re: 23 Juneposted at 23/06/2020 19:13:57

7 Meadow Browns, Large and Small Whites, Red Admiral and Small Tortoiseshell in private garden Wiveton.

Kath & Mick Claydon DRAGONFLIES 23 June 2020posted at 23/06/2020 21:54:15

Iron Road, Cley/Salthouse Reserve
Azure Damselfly  6
Banded Demoiselle  1
Black-tailed Skimmer  5
Emperor Dragonfly  1

David Fell 25 June 2020posted at 25/06/2020 20:44:23

9 Meadow Browns,1 Large White and a Comma in private garden Wiveton.

Kath & Mick Claydon 30 June 2020posted at 30/06/2020 17:52:32

Cley/Salthouse NWT
MEADOW BROWN  20+ between Iron Road and gates to Babcock hide.
LARGE WHITE  10 between Iron Road and gates to Babcock hide.
SMALL TORTOISESHELL  2 by Iron Road car park.
BLUE-TAILED DAMSELFLY  several along Iron Road

David Fell Re: 30 June 2020posted at 03/07/2020 09:27:46

14 Meadow Browns, 4 Small Whites, 1 Large White, 1 Red Admiral and a HORNET in Wiveton garden.

David Fell Re: 13 July 2020posted at 13/07/2020 18:20:57

Comma in Wiveton garden.

David Fell Re: 16 July 2020posted at 16/07/2020 19:22:59

9 Meadow Browns,2 Gatekeepers,2 Small Whites and a Red Admiral all in Wiveton garden.

David Fell Re: 21 July 2020posted at 21/07/2020 20:50:41

10+ Meadow Browns,4 Gatekeepers, 4 Green-veined Whites, 2 Peacocks, Ringlet, a Fritillary sp and lots of Small/Large Whites all in Wiveton garden,

David Fell Re: 23 July 2020posted at 23/07/2020 17:53:07

Comma,Red Admiral,2 Speckled Woods,4 Peacocks,5 Green-veined Whites,6 Gatekeepers, c12 Meadow Browns and several Small/Large Whites. A Banded Demoiselle and a Southern Hawker. All in Wiveton garden.

David Fell Re: 28 July 2020posted at 28/07/2020 19:52:01

1 Comma, 4 Green-veined Whites, 4 Gatekeepers, 10 Red Admirals, 3 Peacocks, 12+ Meadow Browns and 10+ Small/Large Whites all in Wiveton garden

David Fell Re:30 July 2020posted at 30/07/2020 19:12:08

1 Common Blue,5 Peacock, C15 Meadow Browns, 4 Gatekeepers and too many whites to count in Wiveton garden.

David Fell Re:31 July 2020posted at 01/08/2020 09:38:56

Not in the square but worth a note, a CAMBERWELL BEAUTY through my Holt garden. What a surprise.

David Fell Re: 7 August 2020posted at 08/08/2020 16:27:20

At least 2 Greyling on shingle bank north of Arnolds Marsh.

David Fell Re: 11 August 2020posted at 12/08/2020 20:58:41

16 Red Admirals, 5 Meadow Browns, 2 Commas (scruffy things), 2 Peacocks and a Painted Lady (my 1st this year).

David Fell Re:8 November 2020posted at 09/11/2020 20:38:30

Peacock seen flying Kelling Heath.

David Fell Re: 17 November 2020posted at 19/11/2020 20:50:59

Peacock in Wiveton garden.

Walter Sadler Re: 17 July 2020posted at 04/01/2021 16:16:29

Better late than never!

Grayling - 1 on main footpath near East Bank

Walsey Hills: 1 Small Copper, at least 3 Essex Skipper plus Gatekeeper, Small Skipper, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Red Admiral, Ringlet, Meadow Brown and Peacock

Snipe's Marsh: 2 male and 1 female Emperor, 3 male Black-tailed skimmer,1 Four-spotted Chaser and Common Darter

Walter Sadler Re: 24 July 2020posted at 04/01/2021 16:20:59

Walsey Hills:
2 Small Copper, 2 Common Blue, 5 Holly Blue, 2 Essex Skipper, 2 Comma, 3 Red Admiral

Snipe's Marsh:
1 female Emperor oviposting, 3 male Black- tailed Skimmer, Blue-tailed Damselfly and Common Darter

Walter Sadler Re: 31 July 2020posted at 04/01/2021 16:32:40

Walsey Hills - 1 immature male Southern Hawker

Snipe's Marsh - 2 Black-tailed Skimmer (1 male, 1 female)

Walter Sadler Re: 6 August 2020posted at 04/01/2021 16:44:18

Walsey Hills:
1 immature male Southern Hawker (in an area less than 2 feet from last week's sighting (same individual?)
2 Ruddy Dater on main footpath near East Bank

Walter Sadler Re: 13 August 2020posted at 04/01/2021 16:46:57

Walsey Hills:
1 adult male Southern Hawker (same individual as previous weeks?)

Walter Sadler Re: 20 August 2020posted at 04/01/2021 16:49:46

Walsey Hills:
3 Southern Hawker (2 females, 1 male)
2 Migrant Hawker (1 immature male, 1 adult male)

Walter Sadler Re: 3 September 2020posted at 04/01/2021 16:50:56

Walsey Hills:
2 Willow Emerald Damselfly

Walter Sadler Re: 22 October 2020posted at 04/01/2021 16:57:44

Catchwater Drain:
1 female Southern Hawker oviposting into plant material just above the water line,
1 male Migrant Hawker and 1 Common Darter

Walter Sadler Re: 5 August 2020posted at 05/01/2021 12:12:22

Kelling Water Meadows:
5 Small Red-eyed Damselfly, 2 Southern Hawker plus Common Darter

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