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  1. Adrian k

    Adrian k Well-Known Member

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    I have seen a Brimstone Butterfly in my garden and was wondering who else as seen what this early in the year?
     
  2. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    Brimstones, a Small Tortoiseshell and lots of Peacocks out today in Potteric Carr (Doncaster). My dad has seen Comma today as well.
     
  3. gentle lemur

    gentle lemur Well-Known Member

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    I saw a peacock (butterfly :)) on my most recent visit to Paignton zoo on the 13th March; it was sunning itself in the colobus monkey enclosure. Of course the climate in the south west is very mild.

    Alan
     
  4. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Moderator Staff Member

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    In California in the last few days I have seen monarch, red admiral, spectacled white, western tiger swallowtail, Sara orangetip, and painted lady.
     
  5. dean

    dean Well-Known Member

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    This last week I have seen commas, peacocks, and a small tortoiseshell and a cabbage white,(good Friday) all in North Essex
     
  6. bongorob

    bongorob Well-Known Member

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    none yet, but seen bumble bee and honey bee
     
  7. dean

    dean Well-Known Member

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    I have seen more bumble bees this last 2 days than I have in years, I rescued over 40 from a green house yesterday alone. Today a pussy willow tree 'Salix Capra' was covered in honey bees, bumble bees and hover flies.
     
  8. dean

    dean Well-Known Member

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    first red admiral of the year on Tuesday the 5th, also first house martin of the year.

    yesterday 7th I saw 2 swallows earliest I can recall for along time.
     
  9. dean

    dean Well-Known Member

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    Monday 11th saw first Brimstone of the year. Wednesday 13th first small white.
     
  10. dean

    dean Well-Known Member

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    Heard the first cuckoo yesterday morning around 08.05 any one else heard one yet, this is the earliest I have heard here.
     
  11. Adrian k

    Adrian k Well-Known Member

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    Had a House martin fly over the house tonight (18.35) first time I have recorded House martin in 3 years over or in the garden.