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The S. Glos year list currently stands at 26 the most recent additions are - Camberwell Beauty, White-Letter Hairstreak,  SW Fritillary (valesina)

 

FEBRUARY

Tuesday February 7th

A fresh Peacock was noted on the wing at Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station today. (Andy Middleton)

 

Monday February 13th

The first Red Admiral of the year was on the wing at Longwell Green today. (Bill Mackie)

 

Friday February 17th

Two sightings of Small Tortoiseshell today, one in Yate and one in the Shire Valley, Marshfield. (Gordon Youdale, TBOSG)

 

Saturday February 18th

A Red Admiral was on the wing at Golden Valley, Wick.

 

MARCH

Thursday March 9th

The first Brimstone with singles at Pilning Wetland and Latteridge with at least six in the Marshfield area, (Paul Bowerman, Chris Teague) and Comma at Frampton Cotterell. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

© Billy Mackie

 

Wednesday March 15th

The first Painted Lady of the year was on show at Marshfield today. (John Barnett)

 

Friday March 24th

The first Holly Blue of the year in a garden at Alveston. (Morris Benson)

 

Saturday March 25th

A good showing today with sightings of Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma and Peacock from several locations. (TBOSG)

 

APRIL

Sunday April 2nd

The first Orange-tip of the year was logged at Oldbury Power Station today. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

Wednesday April 5th

The first Speckled Woods of the year with four seen at Oldbury Power Station. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

Thursday April 6th

The first Small White's were on the wing at several locations today.

 

© Vic Savery

 

Monday April 10th

The first Green-veined White of the year was on the wing at Orchard Pools, Severn Beach early afternoon. (TBOSG)

 

Wednesday April 19th

The first Large White of the year was on the wing at Severn Beach early afternoon. (TBOSG)

 

MAY

Thursday May 4th

The first sighting this year of Brown Argus at Monument Farm, Hawkesbury Upton. (Vic Polley)

 

Saturday May 13th

The first reports of Common Blue and Small Copper both at Orchard Pools, Severn Beach today. (Vic Savery)

 

© Vic Savery

 

Sunday May 14th

On the wing at Oldbury Power Station today was Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, two Orange-tip, seven Brimstone, Small Heath, two Small Copper, Holly Blue, Large, Small and Green-veined White. (Matt Plenty)

 

Friday May 26th

Small Heath at New Passage, Small Copper at Severn View Services with Painted Lady at Severn View Services and New Passage. (Lisa Presland, Vic Savery, Brian Lancastle)

 

© Brian Lancastle

 

JUNE

Tuesday June 6th

The first sighting this year of Large Skipper noted at New Passage today. (Lisa Presland)

 

© Lisa Presland

 

Monday June 12th

Good numbers of Meadow Brown on the wing at Pilning Wetland today along with Large White, Small Heath and Small Tortoiseshell. (Paul Bowerman, TBOSG)

 

Saturday June 17th

At Lower Woods, Wickwar; two Large Skipper, very many Meadow Brown, a few Speckled Wood, Painted Lady, two Comma, four Ringlet and six Silver-washed Fritillary. (Morag Hughes)

 

© Morag Hughes

 

Sunday June 18th

At Lower Woods, Wickwar; Four Silver-washed Fritillary and the first White Admiral of the year! (Jeanette Sakel) The first Marbled White on show this year at Oldbury Power Station. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

© TBOSG

 

Monday June 19th

Small Skipper on the wing at Oldbury Power Station. (Pete Hazelwood)

 

Tuesday June 20th

At Lower Woods, Wickwar; at least twenty Silver-washed Fritillary, two White Admiral, Comma, Ringlet, Large Skipper, Large White and stacks of Meadow Brown. (TBOSG)

 

© TBOSG

 

Thursday June 22nd

A CAMBERWELL BEAUTY was both seen and photographed at the Gloucester Wildlife Trust - Lower Woods Reserve, Wickwar around mid-day today. Seen by at least two observers it spent an all too brief time on Horton Great Trench around ST: 744 875. (Bill Heselgrave) Despite an extensive search it could not be relocated.

 

© Bill Heselgrave

 

Sunday June 25th

Several White-letter Hairstreak were noted at a couple of locations at Lower Woods Reserve, Wickwar today. (Vic Polley, Andrew Brown)

 

Monday June 26th

Again at Lower Woods, Wickwar; at least twenty Silver-washed Fritillary including one 'valesina', White Admiral, Comma, Small and Large Skipper, Large and Green-veined White, White-letter Hair Streak, Red Admiral, Specked Wood and stacks of Meadow Brown and Ringlet. (Andrew Brown, John Rawlings, TBOSG)

 

© TBOSG

 

Tuesday June 27th

Northwick Warth Landfill Site: Good numbers of Marbled White and Meadow Brown plus several Small Skipper. (Paul Bowerman)

 

© Paul Bowerman

 

 

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