Sunday 14th

The first Red Admiral of the year was seen on the wing in a private garden in Frampton Cotterell. (Pete Hazelwood)


Wednesday 24th

A Red Admiral was seen briefly in a private garden at Downend. (Barry Dursley)





Thursday 19th

On the wing today: Brimstone - Singles on Kennedy Way and Scott Way, Yate, Frampton Cotterell, Tortworth Court, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath and Lower Woods (2). Peacock - Coalpit Heath, Stoke Gifford. (Mark Coller, Pete Hazelwood, Matt Plenty, Simon Harding, David Hanks, Dave Poulton)





Tuesday 5th

A Brimstone and this year's first Comma were on the wing in Kingsgate Park, Yate today. (Mark Coller)


This year's first Comma | Mark Coller


Wednesday 6th

A Comma present at Black Rocks, Frampton Cotterell this afternoon and Brimstone and Red Admiral both on the wing at Staple Hill. (Alex Francis, David Hanks)


Sunday 17th

Two Brimstone on the wing at Thornbury, one at Webbs Heath. (Matt Plenty, Nick Tippett)


Monday 18th

Today; Brimstone at Downend and Lyde Green, Red Admiral at Downend, Comma at Wickwar and this years first Small Tortoiseshell at Frampton Cotterell, Yate and Latteridge. (Barry Dursley, Tim Ford, Alan Piper, Pete Hazelwood, Mark Coller, Chris Teague)


Tuesday 19th

Brimstone on the wing at Pilning and Avening Green. (Simon Harding, Fen Marshall)


Wednesday 20th

A Peacock was seen in a private garden at Yate. (Mark Coller)


Friday 22nd

Two Brimstone, Peacock and Comma were all on show at Damery today. (Louise Bailey)


Saturday 30th

An Orange-tip on the wing in a private garden at Wickwar and Speckled Wood at Mangotsfield and Oldbury Power Station were our first showings of the year! Brimstone and two Peacock noted on Chipping Sodbury Common, Brimstone and Small Tortoiseshell at Oldbury Power Station. (Nick Tippett, Mark Coller, Louise Bailey, Heather England)


This year's first Orange-tip | Paul Sadley





Monday 1st

At least six Brimstone and two Small Tortoiseshell were on the wing in the Oldbury Power Station environs today. (OPS Birding)


Tuesday 2nd

An Orange-tip and Brimstone present from Alexander Way, Thornbury. (Simon Harding)


Sunday 7th

First of the year Holly Blue in gardens in Thornbury and Wickwar. Also reported on the wing today, Orange-tip and Comma. (Matt Plenty, Paul Sadley)


Holly Blue | Paul Sadley


Monday 8th

A Holly Blue at Bradley Stoke and at Wapley Bushes LNR, Yate, seven Brimstone, Peacock, Comma and Holly Blue. (Mike Prior, Chris Teague)


Tuesday 9th

A Speckled Wood was on the wing at Organic Blooms, Latteridge this morning. (Chris Teague)


Thursday 11th

On the wing today were: The first Small White of the year - Aust Wetlands, Aust. Elsewhere, Red Admiral, Brimstone, Peacock, Orange-tip and Speckled Wood. (Barry Dursley, South Glos Birds)


Friday 12th

Nine Brimstone, five Orange-tip, two Green-veined White (the first of the year), two Comma, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock at Oldbury Power Station. Orange-tip, Holly Blue and Brimstone at Pomphrey Hill. Holly Blue, ten Brimstone, two Orange-tip, two Speckled Wood and six Peacock at Wapley Bushes LNR. Orange-tip, Brimstone and Peacock on Chipping Sodbury Common. (Louise Bailey, Barry Dursley, Chris Teague, Pete Coslett)


Saturday 13th

Large White (the first of the year) , Holly Blue and Brimstone in a garden on Shackleton Avenue, Yate plus two Holly Blue, six Speckled Wood, six Orange-tip, Brimstone and two Peacock in Kingsgate Park. Holly Blue on the wing in a Kingswood garden. (Mark Coller, South Glos Birds)


Sunday 14th

Orange-tip, Peacock, Green-veined White and Speckled Wood at Wickwar. (Paul Sadley)


Specked Wood | Paul Sadley





Wednesday 15th

The first of the year Painted Lady and Brown Argus were both on the wing in the Oldbury Power Station environs today. (Matt Plenty)


Brown Argus | Matt Plenty


Sunday 19th

Painted Lady's were reported today from Severn Beach and Down Road, Marshfield. (Nick Page, John Barnett)


Monday 20th

On the wing today; A Red Admiral on Northfield Lane, Marshfield and William Champion's Garden, Warmley, Common Blue and Small Copper around The Lake, Lyde Green, Small Blue, five Common Blue, Holly Blue and Painted Lady near Hawkesbury Upton. (John Barnett, Phil Barlow, Mark Coller)


Small and Common Blue | Mark Coller


Friday 24th

At least six Small Heath, the first of the year, were counted on Chipping Sodbury Common today. (Mark Coller)


Wednesday 29th

Reports today include this year's first Large Skipper at Willsbridge (also Painted Lady) and Meadow Brown at Hill near Rockhampton. (Donna Harvey, Nigel Kempson, Matt Plenty)


Large Skipper | Donna Harvey





Sunday 2nd

On the wing today; Small Copper and Large Skipper at Wickwar. Two Large Skipper, Speckled Wood, Large White, at least six Small Heath and Common Blue on Chipping Sodbury Common. (Paul Sadley, Mark Coller)


Small Copper | Paul Sadley


Sunday 9th

Four Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, and Small Heath from Chipping Sodbury Common and Common Blue on the bank from Northwick Warth. (Mark Coller, Rosemary Setter)