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Old 24-03-15, 03:30 PM
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My first butterfly of 2015. A delightful Small tortoiseshell that landed on my patio on Sunday (22nd March), I carefully relocated it to warm up in the sunshine.
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Old 24-03-15, 08:28 PM
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Nice.

Peacock and S Tortoiseshell have been about locally, but not seen by me.

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Old 24-03-15, 09:55 PM
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Spotted Small tortoiseshell and Peacock on my walk along the farm track on Sunday my first butterfly of this year.
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Old 25-03-15, 09:53 PM
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Caught a quick glimpse of a butterfly today, but apart from the fact that it was one of the whites, I couldn't identify it. Am I right in thinking that the Orange-tip is one of the earliest whites to fly?

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Caught a quick glimpse of a butterfly today, but apart from the fact that it was one of the whites, I couldn't identify it. Am I right in thinking that the Orange-tip is one of the earliest whites to fly?

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According to my BTO book Garden Birds and Wildlife, the Orange -tips are on the wing from April-July time
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I'm not a betting man ,but it was probably a brimstone
There are four main butterflies that you will see now
All four hibernate and come out early
Commas
Small torts
Peacocks
And brimstone s
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Old 26-03-15, 09:19 PM
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Thanks for the info chaps. I really did only catch the briefest glimpse as it flew past some way off while my attention was focused elsewhere. By the time I could pay attention it had fluttered by.

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My first sightings yesterday for this year of Brimstone and Red Admiral butterflies.
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Old 06-04-15, 03:15 PM
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My first of the year Peacock butterfly today along with a White species.
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I saw plenty today, several Red Admirals (or look alikes) and loads, probably 20 or more of the bright yellow ones.
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