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FEBRUARY 2019

 

14th: This years first Comma and Red Admiral were both seen at Willsbridge with another Red Admiral at Thornbury. 15th: 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. 21st: Two Brimstone were seen at Oldbury Power Station with singles at Bradley Stoke and Coalpit Heath. 22nd: A Red Admiral around Lagoon II at Oldbury Power Station. 23rd: Brimstones noted at Frampton Cotterell and (with three) Three Brooks LNR, Bradley Stoke and Thornbury.

 

Donna Harvey

Pete Hazelwood, Matt Plenty

 

24th: A Brimstone, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell at Oldbury Power Station, Comma and Peacock in Thornbury and Brimstone at Oldland Common. 25th: A Small Tortoiseshell at Ringswell, Marshfield. 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 a Hummingbird Hawk Moth in a garden in Marshfield feeding on primrose plus Red Admiral and Brimstone. 27th: 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.

 


 

MARCH 2019

 

19th: A Brimstone was seen on the wing at Willsbridge Mill. (Steve Mackie) 23rd: 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. 24th: A flush of sightings today with 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) 25th: An Orange-tip was noted by the Lake at Oldbury Power Station. (Pete Hazelwood) 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

 

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

 

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) 30th: At Oldbury Power Station, the first Speckled Wood of the year plus two Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell. (Matt Plenty)

 


 

APRIL 2019

 

1st: A Speckled Wood at Bakersfield, Longwell Green (Donna Harvey) also Speckled Wood, Comma, Orange-tip, Small White, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell at Three Brooks LNR. (Vic Savery) 8th: Speckled Wood, Comma, Orange-tip, Small White, Peacock, Green-veined White, Small Tortoiseshell and Brimstone continue to show. 12th: A Painted Lady, the first of the year, was reported in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area. 13th: Holly Blue was on the wing. (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) 29th: New for the year Brown Argus at Western Distribution Park, Severn Beach. (Vic Savery)

 

Vic Savery

 


 

MAY 2019

 

19th: New for the year were Small Heath and Common Blue both at Oldbury Power Station. (Matt Plenty) and ...'Quite a few'... Common Blue on the wing at Marshfield (Pete Coslett) 22nd: Meadow Brown in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area. (Rob Emery) 23rd: Several Small Heath around the sluice at New Passage. (Rob Emery) 25th: The first Green-veined White of the year was seen on the wing at Monk's Pool LNR, Bradley Stoke/ Winterbourne. (Vic Savery)

 

Matt Plenty

Vic Savery

 


 

JUNE 2019

 

3rd: The first Large Skipper to be reported this year was noted at Three Brookes LNR, Bradley Stoke. (Vic Savery)

 

Vic Savery, David Teague

 

9th: The first reports of Small Copper emerged with a sighting at Dunkirk. (David Teague) 16th: Brought out the first Ringlet of the year with at least one in the Winterbourne area. (Vic Savery)

 

Vic Savery

 

17th: Single Ringlet ,Common Blue and three Meadow Brown at Orchard Pools, Severn Beach this morning. (Rob Emery) 19th: The first Marbled White, Small Heath, Meadow Brown and a fly past Painted Lady were all seen in the New Passage/ Pilning Wetland Reserve area this afternoon. (Rob Emery) On Chipping Sodbury Common, at least 30 Large Skipper, 20+ Meadow Brown and six Small Heath. (Mark Coller)

 

Rob Emery

 

20th: Reported on the wing today, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Small Copper, Large Skipper, Large White, Marbled White and Common Blue. (Phil Barlow, Lisa Presland, Paul Francis, Pete, OPS Birding) 22nd: Good numbers of Marbled White, Meadow Brown and Large Skipper at Oldbury Power Station. (Matt Plenty) 27th: This years first Silver-washed Fritillary were logged at Lower Woods, Wickwar today. (Vic Polley) Painted Lady arriving in the recording area with individuals noted at Severn Beach, Marshfield, Oldland Common and Little Stoke. Also today the first Purple Hairstreak of the season were seen in trees from Braydon Avenue, Little Stoke. (Vic Savery) 28th: As well as Painted Lady, a Clouded Yellow was seen in a private garden at Severn Beach. (Paul Bowerman) 30th: The first of this years Small Skippers were seen at Old Down between Thornbury and Tockington. (Vic Savery)

 

Vic Savery

 


 

JULY 2019

2nd: A least three Silver-washed Fritillaries in the Lower Woods area at Wickwar. (Mike Jackson)

 

3rd: White-letter Hairstreak at Severn View Services, Aust; three together in one area with another nearby. (Vic Savery) That's the 25th species reported from S. Glos this year! Also today Purple Hairstreak was noted at Kingsgate Park, Yate. (Mark Coller)

 

Vic Savery

 

5th: At least three White-letter Hairstreak at Severn View Services, Aust still (Lisa Presland) plus one (some) at Bradley Stoke. (Vic Savery)

 

6th: Purple Hairstreaks are out at the Hanham peregrine viewpoint and Silver-washed Fritillary at Willsbridge Mill. (Nigel Kempson) Several White-letter Hairstreak around the playing fields at Little Stoke. (Vic Savery)

 

7th: A very obliging White Admiral was seen at Lower Woods, Wickwar and White-letter Hairstreak was still on show at Severn View Services, Aust. (Matt Plenty) Also today another White Admiral along the R. Frome at Yate as well as at least twenty (20) Purple Hairstreak (Mark Coller) and Silver-washed Fritillary at Tortworth Court Lake. (Andy Jordan) At Marshfield the first Essex Skipper of the year was noted from Down Track. (John Barnett)

 

Matt Plenty

 

11th: Essex Skipper on the wing in meadows opposite the Winter Stream Farm Pub at Hambrook/ Bradley Stoke. (Vic Savery)

 

Vic Savery

 


Contributors

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