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This years first Comma and Red Admiral were both seen at Willsbridge with another Red Admiral at Thornbury on the 14th. A Peacock and Red Admiral were noted at Lower Woods with Small Tortoiseshell's seen just below Highfield Farm near Wick and in a garden at Yate on the 15th. Two Brimstone were seen at Oldbury Power Station with singles at Bradley Stoke and Coalpit Heath on the 21st. A Red Admiral around Lagoon II at Oldbury Power Station on the 22nd. Brimstones noted at Frampton Cotterell and (with three) Three Brooks LNR, Bradley Stoke and Thornbury on the 23rd.


Donna Harvey


Pete Hazelwood, Matt Plenty


On the 24th a Brimstone, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell at Oldbury Power Station, Comma and Peacock in Thornbury and Brimstone at Oldland Common. A Small Tortoiseshell at Ringswell, Marshfield on the 25th. On the 26th, four Brimstone and three Small Tortoiseshell on the wing in Warmley CP, two male Brimstone in Thornbury, Peacock, five Comma and two Brimstone at Three Brooks LNR and two Brimstone and Red Admiral at Oldbury Power Station. Also on the 26th a Hummingbird Hawk Moth in a garden in Marshfield feeding on primrose plus Red Admiral and Brimstone. Three Brimstone, three Peacock and three Comma still at Three Brooks LNR also Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell and Comma in Yate and a Dragonfly Spp. at Oldbury Power station on the 27th.



MARCH 2019


A Brimstone was seen on the wing at Willsbridge Mill on the 19th. (Steve Mackie) A Red Admiral was seen on Streamside Walk, Thornbury (Louise Bailey) three Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock were noted at Oldbury Power Station, (Pete Hazelwood) and an Orange-tip was reported from Thornbury on the 23rd.


A flush of sightings on the 24th; Three Small Tortoiseshell, three Brimstone (2 ♂, 1♀) Comma and Peacock on Streamside Walk, Thornbury. (Louise Bailey, Matt Plenty) At Bradley Stoke, at least 50 Peacock, at least 20♂ Brimstone, more than 20 Comma and several Small Tortoiseshell. (Vic Savery) Brimstone and Orange-tip in a private garden at Severn Beach. (Paul Bowerman) An Orange-tip was noted by the Lake at Oldbury Power Station on the 25th. (Pete Hazelwood) On the 26th, Comma, Orange-tip and Small Tortoiseshell from Willsbridge (Donna Harvey), Brimstone and a possible Green-veined White also in the Willsbridge area (Phil Barlow) and at Three Brooks LNR, 20 plus Peacock, at least ten Comma and a Small Tortoiseshell (Vic Savery)


Vic Savery


On the 27th; Male Orange-tip and Peacock at West Street, Oldland Common (Paul Francis), two Small Whites (the first of the year) with singles at Bradley Stoke and Almondsbury along with many Peacock, Comma and several male Brimstone (Vic Savery), two Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock from Pilning Wetland Reserve (Lois Pryce)


Vic Savery, Pete Coslett


On the 28th across the recording area: The first Holly Blue of the year (at Bradley Stoke) was supported by, Orange-tip, Peacock, Small White, Comma, Brimstone and Small Tortoiseshell. (Vic Savery, Adam Rawson, Phil Barlow) At Oldbury Power Station on the 30th, the first Speckled Wood of the year plus two Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell. (Matt Plenty)



APRIL 2019


A Speckled Wood at Bakersfield, Longwell Green on the 1st (Donna Harvey) also Speckled Wood, Comma, Orange-tip, Small White, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell at Three Brooks LNR. (Vic Savery) Week commencing the 8th and Speckled Wood, Comma, Orange-tip, Small White, Peacock, Green-veined White, Small Tortoiseshell and Brimstone continue to show. A Painted Lady, the first of the year, was reported in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on the 12th and a Holly Blue was on the wing on the 13th. (Vic Savery)


Vic Savery


On the wing in recent days, Orange-tip, Specked Wood, Large White, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Holly Blue, Brimstone, Comma and Small White. (Phil Barlow, Paul Francis, Donna Harvey, Matt Plenty)


New for the year Brown Argus at Western Distribution Park, Severn Beach on the 29th. (Vic Savery)


Vic Savery



MAY 2019


New for the year were Small Heath and Common Blue on the 19th both at Oldbury Power Station. (Matt Plenty) ...'Quite a few'... Common Blue on the wing at Marshfield (Pete Coslett) Meadow Brown on the 22nd in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area and several Small Heath around the sluice at New Passage on the 23rd. (Rob Emery)


Matt Plenty



Louise Bailey, Phil Barlow, John Barnett, Paul Bowerman, Mark Coller, Pete Coslett, Rob Emery, Paul Francis, Dave Hanks, Donna Harvey, Pete Hazelwood, Mike Jackson, Steve Mackie, Matt Plenty, Dave Poulton, Lois Pryce, Adam Rawson, Vic Savery, Denise Whittle. | OPS Birding, Severnside Birds, TBOSG.