Northants Sightings 2021

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Northants first sightings 2021 table

September

8th: At Ring Haw 5 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 4 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 22 Meadow Brown, 6 Speckled Wood and 14 Small Heath.
At Summer Leys 3 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 4 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 1 Meadow Brown and 7 Speckled Wood.
At Weston Mill 1 Holly Blue.

7th: In Corby 1 Red Admiral.
In Northampton 2 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 1 Purple Hairsteak.
In Woodford 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.

6th: In a Brackley garden 1 Large White, 3 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Thrapston 3 Small Tortoiseshell.

5th: In Ashton Woods 1 Brimstone, 4 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Brown Argus and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Harrington Airfield 1 Small White, 9 Common Blue, 7 Brown Argus, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Harlesone Firs 15 Red Admiral.
At Ring Haw 6 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 22 Small White, 12 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 31 Meadow Brown, 2 Speckled Wood and 8 Small Heath.
At Titchmarsh nature reserve 1 Brimstone.
In Yelvertoft 3 Large White, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock and 11 Small Tortoiseshell.

4th: In Bozeat 1 Small White, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 7 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
At Skew Lake part of the Nene Wetlands complex 3 Red Admiral and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Wootton 1 Red Admiral and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Yelvertoft 3 Red Admiral and 19 Small Tortoiseshell.

3rd: In a Brackley garden 1 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Brackmills 5 Brimstone, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral and 2 Small Heath.
In Higham Ferrers 5 Small white, 1 Red Admiral and 7 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Lilford 1 Large White, 8 Red Admiral and 3 Small Tortoiseshell. In Wootton 1 Holly Blue.

2nd: At Canons Ashby 4 Small White, 4 Small Tortoiseshell and 4 Speckled Wood.

1st: In Islip 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.

August

31st: In Thrapston 1 Red Admiral.

29th: In Bucknell Wood 6 Green-veined White, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Gatekeeper and 26 Speckled Wood.
In Fineshade Wood 1 Red Admiral, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary and 1 Speckled Wood.

28th: At Lyveden New Bield 1 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 18 Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Meadow Brown and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Thrapston 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock and 25 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Weldon Woodland Park 1 Silver-washed Fritillary.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 32 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 8 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Meadow Brown, 2 Gatekeeper, 5 Speckled Wood and 4 Small Heath.
In Yelvertoft 1 Large White, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 8 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.

27th: At St Crispin in Northampton 1 Holly Blue.
At Summer Leys 4 Green-veined White, 1 Small White, 3 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 2 Small Copper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Speckled Wood.

26th: At Brackmills 3 Small White, 3 Red Admiral, 4 Painted Lady, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Hartwell 1 Holly Blue.

24th: At Pitsford Nature Reserve 1 Brimstone, 3 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 3 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 4 Red Admiral, 6 Peacock, 95 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet, 28 Speckled Wood and 2 Small Heath.
In Woodnewton 1 Painted Lady.
In a Yelvertoft 2 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock and 6 Small Tortoiseshell.

23rd: In Bucknell Wood 1 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 12 Green-veined White, 4 Purple Hairstreak, 4 Red Admiral, 5 Peacock, 4 Silver-washed Fritillary, 10 Speckled Wood and 2 Gatekeeper.
In Harlestone Firs 1 Brown Argus, 1 Common Blue, 8 Small Copper, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lad, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Small Heath.
At Harrington Airfield 3 Brimstone, 4 Small White, 12 Common Blue, 5 Brown Argus, 1 Peacock, 5 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Small Heath.
In Broughton 6 Small White, 1 Holly Blue and 3 Peacock.
At Ring Haw 3 Brimstone, 4 Small White, 5 Green-veined White, 16 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 58 Meadow Brown, 2 Gatekeeper, 4 Speckled Wood and 9 Small Heath.

22nd: At Harrington Airfield 2 Small White, 19 Common Blue, 5 Brown Argus, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Gatekeeper.
In Cogenhoe 10 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Wootton garden 10 Small Tortoiseshell.

20th: In Blisworth 1 Small White, 1 Peacock and 10 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Hardingstone 1 Painted Lady.
At Harlestone Firs 1 Painted Lady and 1 Speckled Wood.
At St Crispins in Northampton 3 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

19th: At Berrywood in Northampton 4 Holly Blue.
At Summer Leys 8 Brimstone, 6 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 9 Common Blue, 4 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 7 Red Admiral, 14 Peacock, 14 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, 3 Meadow Brown, 3 Gatekeeper and 3 Speckled Wood.

18th: At Brackmills 3 Holly Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 7 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Harrington Airfield 1 Clouded Yellow.
North of Yardley Hastings 2 Brimstone, 8 Large White, 29 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 10 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Meadow Brown, 10 Gatekeeper and 1 Speckled Wood.

16th: At Old Sulehey 1 Purple Hairstreak and 1 Painted Lady.

15th: In Higham Ferrers 1 Holly Blue.
At Ring Haw 1 Small Skipper, 3 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 2 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 52 Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 59 Meadow Brown, 14 Gatekeeper, 5 Speckled Wood and 2 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 8 Peacock, 1 Comma and 1 Silver-washed Fritillary.

14th: In Bucknell Wood 1 Small Skipper, 3 Large White, 52 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 6 Gatekeeper and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Castle Ashby gardens 2 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 2 Small White, 6 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In New Duston 1 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 4 Holly Blue and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Old Stratford 1 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Peacock, 2 Comma, 7 Meadow Brown, 8 Gatekeeper and 1 Ringlet.
In Yelvertoft 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 4 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 2 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.

13th: On Dallington Heath 2 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper and 1 Peacock.
In Duston Quarry 1 Large White, 5 Small White, 2 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 3 Red Admiral, 11 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 6 Gatekeeper, 6 Meadow Brown and 1 Marbled White.
In Higham Ferrers 3 Small White, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.

12th: In Corby 1 Small Copper.
In Flore 10 Red Admiral and 6 Painted Lady.
At Stanwick Lakes visitor centre 1 Painted Lady.
In a field near Wicksteed Park 18 Common Blue and 1 Small Copper.
In Wakerley Wood 5 White Admiral.
In Towcester 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Gatekeeper.
In Yelvertoft 3 Red Admiral and 2 Peacock.

11th: At Brackmills 2 Common Blue, 12 Peacock, 3 Gatekeeper and 4 Small Heath.
In Hollowell 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Rawhaw Wood 2 Purple Hairstreak.
At Stanwick Lakes 34 Peacock and 7 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 2 Brimstone, 10 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Peacock, 10 Gatekeeper, 1 Marbled White and 1 Speckled Wood.

10th: At Barford Meadows 1 Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady and 2 Gatekeeper.
In Bozeat 1 Painted Lady.
At Brackmills 1 Essex Skipper, 4 Brimstone, 5 Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 7 Peacock, 2 Comma, 11 Meadow Brown and 5 Gatekeeper.
Near Bragborough 8 Purple Hairstreak.
In Moreton Pinkney 6 Red Admiral and 11 Peacock.
In Southern Wood 1 Purple Emperor.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 3 Small Skipper, 4 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 3 Green-veined White, 11 Small White, 23 Common Blue, 6 Brown Argus, 3 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral, 9 Peacock, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell., 1 Comma, 8 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet, 45 Gatekeeper, 2 Marbled White and 2 Small Heath.
In a Wootton garden 2 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady, 3 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.

9th: In Brackmills 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 4 Gatekeeper.
In a Brackley garden 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 2 Holly Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 4 Peacock, 2 Painted Lady and 4 Gatekeeper.
In Norton 1 Brimstone, 6 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 3 Gatekeeper.

8th: In Harry’s Park Wood 2 Large White, 2 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 2 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet, 2 Gatekeeper and 2 Speckled Wood.

7th: In Bucknell Wood 1 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 100 Green-veined White, 1 Purple Emperor, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 10 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet, 13 Gatekeeper and 5 Speckled Wood.
At Harlestone Firs 2 Painted Lady.
In Kettering 1 Painted Lady.
In Yelvertoft 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma and 3 Gatekeeper.

5th: On a nectar strip between Cottesbrooke and Blueberry Farm 1 Clouded Yellow.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Painted Lady and 2 Peacock.

4th: In Bozeat 2 Brimstone, 2 Common Blue, 4 Brown Argus, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Small Copper, 1 Peacock and 3 Meadow Brown.
In Buckenll Wood 31 Large Skipper, 3 Brimstone, 72 Green-veined White, 2 Small White, 4 Purple Hairstreak, 4 Red Admiral, 1 White Admiral, 18 Peacock, 3 Comma, 15 Silver-washed Fritillary, 5 Meadow Brown and 13 Gatekeeper.
At Harrington Airfield 2 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Meadow Brown and 2 Gatekeeper.
At Ring Haw 2 Large Skipper, 1 Small Skipper, 7 Brimstone, 3 Large White, 4 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 41 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 2 Red Admiral, 11 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 87 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet, 4 Marbled White, 31 Gatekeeper and 4 Speckled Wood.
In Thorpe Malsor a Silver-washed Fritillary was a surprise visitor to a garden Buddleia.
In Towcester 2 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 5 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 20 Small Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 15 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 12 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 17 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 14 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet and 70 Gatekeeper.

3rd: In Fineshade Wood 1 White-letter Hairstreak.
In Flore 1 Holly Blue.
At Great Morton Sale 4 Large Skipper, 1 Small Skipper, 10 Large White, 15 Small White, 12 Green-veined White, 12 Common Blue, 6 Brown Argus, 4 Red Admiral, 1 White Admiral, 16 Peacock, 22 Silver-washed Fritillary, 25 Meadow Brown, 8 Ringlet, 38 Gatekeeper, 1 Marbled White and 7 Speckled Wood.

2nd: At Boughton House 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock and 1 Gatekeeper.
On farmland owned by the Lamport Estate 8 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 2 Painted Lady, 3 Peacock, 1 Comma, 6 Meadow Brown, 1 Marbled White and 8 Gatekeeper.
In Old 4 Peacock.

July

31st: In Fineshade Wood 26 Large Skipper, 2 Small Skipper, 2 Large White, 5 Small White, 5 Green-veined White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Purple Emperor, 1 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Painted Lady 1 Peacock, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 12 Meadow Brown, 21 Ringlet, 15 Gatekeeper, 1 Marbled White and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Harlestone Firs 5 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus and 3 Small Copper.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Holly Blue.

30th: In Hazelborough Wood 1 Purple Emperor.

29th: In Brackmills 2 Holly Blue, 4 Red Admiral, 10 Peacock, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Comma, 9 Meadow Brown, 5 Gatekeeper and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Bucknell Wood 1 Wood White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma and 3 Silver-washed Fritillary.
In New Duston 2 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 4 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock, 2 Meadow Brown and 16 Gatekeeper.
In Plumpon Wood 2 Large Skipper, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 1 White Admiral, 1 Peacock and 6 Silver-washed Fritillary.
At St. Crispin 2 Holly Blue.

28th: At Brackmills 1 Holly Blue.

27th: At Brackmills 1 Essex Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 2 Painted Lady, 7 Peacock, 1 Comma and 19 Gatekeeper.
At Stanwick Lakes 5 Small Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Small White, 3 Common Blue, 3 Red Admiral, 4 Peacock, 9 Meadow Brown, 37 Gatekeeper and 4 Speckled Wood.

26th: In Brampton Ash 2 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 5 Large White, 1 Purple Emperor, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, 7 Peacock, 2 Comma and 5 Silver-washed Fritillary.
At Ring Haw 1 Brown Argus, 1 Purple Emperor, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary and 7 Dark Green Fritillary.
In Salcey Forest 2 Purple Emperor, 1 White Admiral, 40 Peacock and 22 Silver-washed Fritillary.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 4 Small Skipper, 3 Brimstone, 2 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 8 Peacock, 70 Meadow Brown, 15 Gatekeeper, 6 Marbled White and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Weekley Hall Wood 2 Red Admiral, 6 Peacock, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 30 Meadow Brown and 10 Ringlet.

25th: A new location for the Purple Emperor was discovered today when a female was photographed by the side of the cricket pitch in the grounds of Rockingham Castle.

24th: In a Kettering garden 2 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
At Brackley Hilltop park 3 Essex Skipper, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Painted Lady.

23rd: In Hazelborough Forest 2 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Purple Emperor, 4 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock and 7 Silver-washed Fritillary.

22nd: In Bucknell Wood 23 Large Skipper, 3 Brimstone, 3 Wood White, 3 Purple Hairstreak, 3 Purple Emperor, 1 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 7 Peacock, 6 Comma, 11 Silver-washed Fritillary and 6 Gatekeeper. In the area west of Hanging Houghton 1 Clouded Yellow, 10 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma and 2 Marbled White. In Hazelborough Forest 18 Large Skipper, 8 Brimstone, 15 Purple Hairstreak, 5 White Admiral, 5 Peacock, 1 Comma, 39 Silver-washed Fritillary and 6 Gatekeeper. In Plumpton Wood 1 White Admiral. At Ring Haw 4 Large Skipper, 9 Small Skipper, 17 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral, 9 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Dark Green Fritillary, 20 Gatekeeper, 30 Marbled White and 1 Small Heath.

21st: In Ashby Fields in Daventry 1 Painted Lady. At Borough Hill 25 Small Skipper, 19 Small Copper, 1 Peacock and 2 Marbled White. In Brackley a Dark Green Fritillary was a surprise visitor to a resident’s garden. In Salcey Forest 1 Purple Emperor. At Summer Leys 10 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 3 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock and 4 Comma. At Weekley Hal Wood 1 Purple Emperor, 1 Painted Lady, 5 Silver-washed Fritillary and 5 Marbled White.

20th: In Fermyn Wood a Black Hairstreak was the 2nd latest ever recorded in the county. At Brackmills 1 Small Copper, 6 White-letter Hairstreak, 3 Peacock and 6 Small Tortoiseshell. In Bucknell Wood 1 Purple Emperor, 1 Red Admiral, and 13 Silver-washed Fritillary. In a garden near Broughton a Purple Hairstreak was found in a moth trap left out overnight. In Irchester Country Park 2 Brimstone, 5 Peacock, 4 Silver-washed Fritillary and 2 Gatekeeper.

19th: On a hillside south of Everdon the 1st Clouded Yellow of the year was recorded. At Bradlaugh Fields 19 Marbled White. At Bragborough 26 Purple Hairstreak In Harpole 1 Holly Blue. In Irchester Country Park 12 Large Skipper, 13 Small Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 1 Painted Lady, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 32 Gatekeeper. At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 1 Painted Lady, 6 Red Admiral and 1 Comma. In Salcey Forest 1 Purple Emperor and 1 Silver-washed Fritillary.

18th: In Fermyn Woods a Dark Green Fritillary was the first record for the site in 25 years, also present were 70 Purple Hairstreak, 8 White-letter Hairstreak, 34 Purple Emperor, 2 White Admiral, 18 Silver-washed Fritillary and 1 Marbled White. In Hazelborough Woods 1 Wood White, 3 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Purple Emperor, 3 White Admiral, 1 Comma and 4 Silver-washed Fritillary. In Salcey Forest 1 Wood White, 9 Purple Hairstreak, 6 Purple Emperor, 1 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 6 Comma, 13 Silver-washed Fritillary and 7 Marbled White. At Wicksteeds 15 Purple Hairstreak.

17th: At Bragborough 25 Purple Hairstreak In Fermyn Woods 16 Purple Emperor. At Harlestone 5 White-letter Hairstreak. In Salcey Forest 1 Purple Emperor and 1 Silver-washed Fritillary form valezina. At Twywell Hills and Dales 12 Large Skipper, 50 Small Skipper, 5 Essex Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 27 Marbled White, 19 Gatekeeper and 2 Small Heath.

16th: A couple of new species locations today with a Purple Emperor being recorded at Irchester Country Park and a White Admiral recorded in Delepre wood. In Fermyn Woods 5 Purple Hairstreak, 9 Purple Emperor, 1 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, and 2 Silver-washed Fritillary. In Harlestone 1 Painted Lady. At Ring Haw 5 Large Skipper, 19 Small Skipper, 2 Common Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma, 8 Dark Green Fritillary, 51 Marbled White and 5 Small Heath. In Salcey Forest 1 Wood White, 4 Purple Hairstreak, 6 Purple Emperor, 2 Painted Lady, 2 Red Admiral, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma, 15 Silver-washed Fritillary and 36 Marbled White.

15th: In Fermyn Wood 1 Black Hairstreak, 5 Purple Emperor, 2 White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral and 3 Silver-washed Fritillary. In Flore 1 Painted Lady. At Stanwick Lakes 2 Large Skipper, 3 Small Skipper, 1 Comma, 1 Marbled White and 1 Gatekeeper.

14th: At Brackmills 3 White-letter Hairstreak and 2 Small Tortoiseshell. In Salcey Forest 1 Wood White, 3 Purple Hairstreak, 5 Purple Emperor, 2 White Admiral, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 8 Silver-washed Fritillary and 1 Marbled White.

13th: At Brackmills 1 Essex Skipper, 5 Small Skipper, 1 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 Comma and 5 Marbled White. In Fermyn Woods 4 Purple Hairstreak, 4 Purple Emperor, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Comma, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 7 Silver-washed Fritillary. In Salcey Forest 1 Black Hairstreak.

12th: In Fermyn Woods 12 Purple Emperor, 2 White Admiral, 1 Comma and 4 Silver-washed Fritillary. At Kings Sutton railway bridge 1 Purple Hairstreak.

11th: In Bucknell Wood 7 Wood White, 2 Purple Emperor and 12 Silver-washed Fritillary. In Fermyn Woods 10 Purple Emperor, 2 White Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Silver-washed Fritillary. At Fineshade Wood 1 White-letter Hairstreak, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Dark Green Fritillary and 5 Marbled White. At Wicksteeds 5 Purple Hairstreak.

10th: In Bucknell Wood 1 Purple Emperor. At Pitsford Reservoir 25 Marbled White. At Ring Haw 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 5 Dark Green Fritillary, 35 Marbled White and 7 Small Heath. In Salcey Forest 8 Wood White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 2 Purple Emperor and 1 Silver-washed Fritillary. In Wootton Pocket Park 8 Small Skipper, 2 Essex Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, 9 Small Tortoiseshell and 5 Marbled White.

9th: A Purple Emperor was recorded on the footpath at the northern edge of the Roade Cutting meadow which is a site first.
On Weggs Road in Duston a Purple Hairstreak was a surprise find in a garden moth trap.
At Brackmills 3 White-letter Hairstreak
In the Fermyn Woods complex 3 Black Hairstreak, 3 White-letter Hairstreak, 20 Purple Emperor (13 in Titchmarsh Wood and 7 in Lady and Souther Woods), 1 Red Admiral, 4 White Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Hazelborough Woods 2 Wood White, 1 Red Admiral, 2 White Admiral and 6 Silver-washed Fritillary.
In Moreton Pinkney 17 Marbled Whites and 8 Small Skipper.
In Salcey Forest 1 Black Hairstreak, 3 Wood White, 1 Purple Emperor and 6 Marbled White.

8th: Near Bragborough 1 Red Admiral and 22 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Bucknell Wood 15 Wood White, 2 Purple Emperor, 1 White Admiral and 1 Silver-washed Fritillary.
In Hazelborough Wood 4 Wood White, 4 White Admiral and 5 Silver-washed Fritillary.
In Horn Wood 1 Purple Hairstreak.

7th: At Brackmills 8 White-letter Hairstreak.
In Bradlaugh Fields 30 Marbled White.
In Salcey Forest 1 Purple Emperor, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary and 5 Gatekeeper.
At Stanwick Lakes 1 Comma and 5 Gatekeeper.
At Summer Leys 1 Large Skipper, 2 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 2 Red Admiral, 26 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma and 3 Small Heath.
In Titchmarsh 10 Peacock.

6th: In Hazelborough Forest 42 Large Skipper, 14 Wood White, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 3 White Admiral and 1 Silver-washed Fritillary.

5th: The first Gatekeepers of the year were recorded today with singles recorded at Roade Cutting and New Duston.
On Borough Hill in Daventry 2 Small Copper, 5 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Small Heath.
In Bucknell Wood 2 White-letter Hairstreak, 9 Wood White, 3 White Admiral and 1 Silver-washed Fritillary.
In Fermyn Wood 1 Purple Emperor.
In Lady Wood 1 Purple Emperor.
At New Duston was 4 Small Skipper, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 57 Marbled White and 1 Gatekeeper.
At Roade Cutting 4 large Skipper, 3 Small Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 6 Marbled White and 1 Gatekeeper.
In Salcey Forest 18 Wood White, 1 Purple Emperor, 4 White Admiral, 5 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 9 Silver-washed Fritillary and 1 Marbled White.

4th: In Bucknell Wood 8 Wood White and 2 Silver-washed Fritillary.
In New Duston an impressive 103 Marbled Whites were recorded.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 30 Marbled White.

3rd: Near Bragborough 1 Purple Hairstreak.
In Bucknell Wood 10 Wood White, 1 Painted Lady and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Hazelborough Wood 8 Wood White and 1 Silver-washed Fritillary.
In Short Wood 1 Silver-washed Fritillary.

2nd: The first Purple Emperor of the year was recorded today at Hazelborough Forest along with 65 Large Skipper, 19 Small Skipper, 36 Wood White, 3 Purple Hairstreak and 1 White Admiral.
The first White Admiral of the year was recorded today in Wakerley Wood along with 6 Large Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Silver-washed Fritillary, 6 Dark Green Fritillary, 11 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet, 8 Speckled Wood and 5 Marbled White.
In Bucknell Wood 7 Large Skipper, 6 Wood White, 2 Meadow Brown, 7 Ringlet and 5 Speckled Wood.
On farmland near Braunston 20 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Salcey Forest 3 Large Skipper, 1 Small Skipper, 1 Black Hairstreak, 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet and 2 Speckled Wood and 2 Marbled White.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Dark Green Fritillary.
In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 4 Black Hairstreak.

1st: The first Silver-washed Fritillaries were recorded today in Bucknell and Harry’s Park Woods.
The first Purple Hairstreak of the year was also recorded today in Fermyn Wood.
In Dowhaws Wood nature reserve 8 Large Skipper, 28 Small Skipper, 4 Red Admiral, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 56 Meadow Brown, 13 Ringlet, 17 Speckled Wood, 43 Marbled White and 8 Small Heath.
In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 4 Large Skipper, 3 Black Hairstreak, 3 Small White, 11 Meadow Brown, 5 Ringlet and 6 Speckled Wood.
At Ring Haw 2 Large Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 1 Common Blue, 9 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Dark Green Fritillary, 107 Meadow Brown, 7 Ringlet, 3 Speckled Wood, 10 Marbled White and 17 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 10 Wood White, 3 Black Hairstreak, 2 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet, 3 Speckled Wood and 2 Marbled White.
In Titchmarsh 10 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 10 Small Tortoiseshell.

June

30th: In Salcey Forest 2 Wood White and 1 Black Hairstreak.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Large Skipper, 2 Small Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 16 Meadow Brown, 2 Speckled Wood and 4 Marbled White.

27th: In Bucknell Wood 7 Wood White.
At Glapthorn Cow Pastures 3 Black Hairstreak and 1 Meadow Brown.

26th: At Glapthorn Cow Pastures 3 Black Hairstreak
In Salcey Forest 3 Large Skipper, 25 Wood White, 1 Large White, 1 Holly Blue, 21 Black Hairstreak (12 along the ride south of the horsebox car park and 9 in the motorway meadow), 3 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 10 Meadow Brown, 1 Ringlet and 33 Speckled Wood.

25th: At Glapthorn Cow Pastures 4 Black Hairstreak.

24th: The 1st White-letter Hairstreak spotted at Harlestone Firs.

23rd: The 1st Dark Green Fritillary of the year was recorded today in Fineshade Wood.
The 1st Essex Skipper of the year was recorded today at Bradlaugh Fields along with 2 Large Skipper, 2 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 28 Small Tortoiseshell, 43 Meadow Brown, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Marbled White and 22 Small Heath.
Adding to the 1st of the year list Marbled Whites emerged in the county today and were seen at Althorp, Bradlaugh Fields (mentioned above), Fermyn Country Park and Twywell Hills and Dales.
In Bozeat Conservation Churchyard 1 Large Skipper, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Meadow Brown.
At Fermyn Country Park 4 Black Hairstreak.
In Salcey Forest around the motorway meadow 1 Large Skipper, 7 Black Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Meadow Brown and 3 Speckled Wood.
At Summer Leys 2 Large Skipper, 7 Brimstone, 3 Red Admiral, 36 Small Tortoiseshell, 12 Meadow Brown, 2 Speckled Wood and 3 Small Heath.

22nd: At Quarry Walk 2 Large Skipper, 4 Red Admiral, 19 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood and 1 Small Heath.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 28 Small Tortoiseshell.

19th: At Glapthorn Cow Pastures 1 Black Hairstreak.
At Titchmarsh 1 Painted Lady.

17th: The 1st Small Skipper of the year was recorded this week at Irthlinborough Lakes and Meadows.
In Bucknell Wood 3 Large Skipper, 13 Wood White, 1 Common Blue, 8 Meadow Brown and 6 Speckled Wood.

16th: In Bucknell Wood 16 Wood White, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Meadow Brown and 8 Speckled Wood.
At Hinton Airfield 1 Orange-tip, 1 Brown Argus and 2 Small Heath.
At Weekley Hall Wood a single Wood White sighting was an exciting record for the site.

15th: At Weekley Hall Wood 4 Dingy Skipper, 3 Grizzled Skipper, 18 Large Skipper, 3 Common Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Meadow Brown and 59 Small Heath.
At Brackmills 2 Large Skipper, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Small Heath.
At Farthinghoe Nature Reserve 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Meadow Brown and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 4 Black Hairstreak, 1 Meadow Brown and 3 Speckled Wood.

14th: In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 9 Black Hairstreak, 1 Small White, 4 Meadow Brown and 20 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 57 Wood White, 4 Meadow Brown and 3 Speckled Wood.

13th: In Glapthorn Cow Pastures 2 Black Hairstreak.
At Harrington Airfield 1 Dingy Skipper, 9 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Painted Lady and 23 Small Heath.
On the Lamport Estate 1 Large Skipper also Orange-tip, Common Blue, Speckled Wood and Small Heath.
At Ring Haw 1 Brimstone, 9 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 11 Small Heath and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 9 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 16 Common Blue and 8 Small Heath.

12th: The 1st Black Hairstreak of the year was recorded today at Glapthorn Cow Pastures.
At Hollowell Reservoir 1 Common Blue, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Heath.
In New Duston 1 Large Skipper, 3 Common Blue and 1 Painted Lady.
In Salcey Forest 41 Wood Whites were seen on the north side and 13 on the south

11th: The 1st Meadow Brown of the year was recorded today at Glapthorn Cow Pastures.
At Harlestone Firs 1 Small Copper and 1 Common Blue.

9th: The 1st Large Skipper of the year was recorded today near Sywell.
At Quarry Walk 2 Grizzled Skipper, 5 Brimstone and 1 Small Copper.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 20 Dingy Skipper, 4 Grizzled Skipper, 10 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 3 Green Hairstreak, 2 Small Copper, 1 Peacock and 14 Small Heath.

8th: At Bradlaugh Fields 2 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 3 Small Heath.
In Bucknell Wood 37 Wood White.
Along a footpath running along the north of Southwick Wood a healthy population of Grizzled Skipper was discovered with over 20 recorded.

7th: At Bragborough 1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Hazelborough Forest 36 Wood White.

6th: At Old Sulehey Grizzled Skipper, Orange-tip and Small Heath all recorded.

5th: In Bucknell Wood 6 Wood White, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Red Admiral and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Dodford 4 Orange-tip, 9 Large White, 2 Small White and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Great Morton Sale 11 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 7 Orange-tip, 2 Green-veined White, 5 Common Blue, 3 Brown Argus and 7 Small Heath.
At Harrington Airfield 5 Dingy Skipper, 2 Green Hairstreak, 1 Common Blue and 9 Small Heath.
At Ring Haw 5 Dingy Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 14 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Speckled Wood and 6 Small Heath.

4th: In Bucknell Wood 3 Wood White and 1 Speckled Wood.

3rd: At Brackmills 1 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 2 Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood and 12 Small Heath.
At Croughton Quarry 2 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone and 3 Small Heath.
At Quarry Walk south of Earls Barton a Grizzled Skipper was recorded which makes this a new site for the species. Other butterflies seen were 3 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Brown Argus and 1 Painted Lady.
In Salcey Forest 16 Wood White, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White and 3 Speckled Wood.

2nd: A site south of Brampton Ash 4 Dingy Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Common Blue, 2 Green Hairstreak and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Polebrook Airfield 18 Dingy Skipper, 3 Grizzled Skipper, 5 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 5 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral and 2 Speckled Wood.

1st: At Fermyn Country Park 8 Dingy Skipper, 3 Grizzled Skipper, 4 Common Blue, 3 Green Hairstreak and 1 Small Heath.
At Harrington Airfield 2 Green Hairstreaks were seen which is a new site for the species. Also seen were 14 Dingy Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 5 Small Heath.
At Ring Haw 1 Painted Lady.

May

31st: At Bucknell Wood 3 Wood White, 1 Orange-tip and 1 Comma.
At Quarry Walk 1 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady and 1 Peacock.
At Ring Haw 7 Dingy Skipper, 6 Grizzled Skipper, 4 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 4 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Peacock and 6 Small Heath.
In Salcey Forest 1 Wood White, 13 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 3 Speckled Wood.

30th: At Bradlaugh Fields 2 Brimstone, 1 Holly Blue, 14 Small Copper, 1 Peacock and 7 Small Heath.
In Bucknell Wood 5 Wood White, 2 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Harlestone Firs 1 Brimstone, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Small Copper and 1 Peacock.
In Hazelborough Forest 7 Wood White, 2 Orange-tip and 4 Speckled Wood.
At the Nene Wetlands 1 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Peacock.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 4 Dingy Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 2 Common Blue and 1 Green Hairstreak.

29th: The 1st Brown Argus of the year was recorded today at Twywell Hills and Dales along with 12 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 2 Common Blue, 1 Green Hairstreak, 4 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood and 1 Small Heath.
In New Duston 6 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 4 Green-veined White and 1 Common Blue.
Near Moulton 1 Holly Blue.
In Salcey Forest 2 Wood White.

28th: In Islip 1 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.
In Moulton 1 Holly Blue.
In Woodnewton 2 Brimstone and 1 Holy Blue.

27th: In Bozeat Quarry 4 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 3 Small White and 2 Peacock
In Bucknell Wood 2 Wood White, 10 Orange-tip, 1 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Fermyn Wood 1 Painted Lady, in the Fermyn Country Park area Dingy Skippers, Gizzled Skippers and Green Hairstreaks were also recorded. In Harpole 15 Peacock.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 6 Dingy Skipper, 5 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 2 Green Hairstreak and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Wakerley Spinney 1 Dingy Skipper, 3 Brimstone and 1 Orange-tip.

25th: At Summer Leys 1 Small Copper.

23rd: In Ravensthorpe 1 Holly Blue.

20th: In Brackmills 1 Small Heath.
In Oakley Vale 1 Common Blue and 1 Small White.

19th: At Brackmills 2 Brimstone, 3 orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Bradlaugh Fields 1 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 5 Small White, 2 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Holly Blue.
In Long Buckby 1 Red Admiral and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In New Duston 2 Brimstone, 4 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood.
Along Pinewood road in Northampton 1 Holly Blue.
At Ring Haw 3 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 6 Green-veined White, 2 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Roade Old Quarry 7 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone and 1 Orange-tip.
At Stanwick Lakes 4 Brimstone, 8 Orange-tip, 1 Common Blue, 3 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Old Sulehay 11 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 3 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White and Common Blue.
In Salcey Forest 1 Wood White and 3 Orange-tip.
At Summer Leys 6 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Heath.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 29 Dingy Skipper, 5 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Small Heath and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Woodnewton 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 1 Common Blue.

18th: The 1st Common Blues of the year in the county were recorded today with 1 seen at Brackmills and 1 at Potterspury.
At Fermyn Country Park 8 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone and 2 Orange-tip.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 7 Dingy Skipper, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Painted Lady and 1 Small Heath.

16th: The 1st Wood Whites of the year were recorded today with 3 seen in Hazelborough Forest.
The 1st Small Coppers of the year were recorded today with 2 at Bradlaugh Fields, 1 at Summer Leys, 1 at Sulby gardens and 1 at Twywell Hills and Dales.
At Fermyn Country Park 8 Dingy Skipper, 6 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady and 1 Peacock.
At Harrington Airfield 3 Dingy Skipper, 10 Orange-tip and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 15 Dingy Skipper, 24 Grizzled Skipper, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Small Heath.

12th: The 1st Small Heaths of the year were recorded today with 2 seen at Twywell Hills and Dales along with 30 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Green Hairstreak and 3 Peacock.
In Bucknell Wood 1 Brimstone and 1 Green-veined White.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Holly Blue.
In Islip 2 Brimstone, c10 Orange-tip and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Rawhaw Wood 1 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.
At Summer Leys 12 Brimstone, 12 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 3 Green-veined White, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.

11th: In Barton Seagrave 1 Holly Blue.
In Northampton 1 Orange-tip and 1 Small White.

10th: At Brackmills 1 Orange-tip.
In Islip 1 Orange-tip, 1 Large White and 1 Green-veined White.
In Wellingborough 1 Holly Blue.

9th: In Harlestone Firs 2 Orange-tip and 1 Green-veined White.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 1 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip and 1 Green-veined White.
In Salcey Forest 2 Orange-tip and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Old Sulehay 1 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper and 1 Green Hairstreak.

7th: At Brackmills 1 Brimstone, 6 Orange-tip, 2 Green-veined White and 1 Small White.
At Denford Ash 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Pitsford Water 6 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.
At Ring Haw 2 Dingy Skipper, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 1 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 9 Peacock and 3 Speckled Wood.

6th: In Mortimers Plantation 2 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White and 1 Peacock.

5th: In Islip 1 Holly Blue.

2nd: At Brackmills 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 5 Orange-tips and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Fermyn Woods Country Park 1 Dingy Skipper and 6 Grizzled Skipper.
At Pitsford Nature Reserve 2 Brimstone, 5 Small White, 4 Orange-tip, 3 Peacock and 8 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 4 Dingy Skipper and 2 Orange-tip.
At Stortons Pits 2 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

April

30th: In Collingtree 1 Green-veined White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Fermyn Woods Country Park 3 Grizzled Skipper.
At Ring Haw 1 Green-veined White, 1 Orange-tip and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Dingy Skipper and 3 Grizzled Skipper.

27th: The 1st Dingy Skipper of the year was recorded today with one seen at Twywell Hills and Dales.
In Potterspury 1 Large White, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue and 2 Peacock.

26th: At Summer Leys 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 4 Green-veined White, 9 Orange-tip, 4 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.

25th: In Great Doddington 6 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Long Buckby 4 Orange-tip and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Salcey Forest 2 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock and 2 Comma.

24th: At Brookfields Plantation in Corby 1 Small White, 1 Orange-tip, 10 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 3 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Salcey Forest 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Orange-tip, 3 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 3 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 5 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.

23rd: In Bucknell Wood 7 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 10 Orange-tip, 19 Peacock and 2 Comma.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 8 Brimstone, 16 Orange-tip, 4 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Ring Haw 1 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 7 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 3 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 4 Peacock and 3 Speckled Wood.

22nd: At Brackmills 6 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Bucknell Wood 9 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 9 Orange-tip, 15 Peacock and 1 Comma.
In Duston 1 Small White, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Lings Wood 3 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 2 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone and 5 Peacock.

20th: The 1st Green Hairstreak of the year recorded today at Twywell Hills and Dales along with 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 4 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Barby 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue and 2 Peacock.
In Brampton Ash 6 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 1 Brimstone, 2 Small White and 8 Orange-tip.

19th: The 1st Grizzled Skipper of the year recorded today at Twywell Hills and Dales along with 3 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 7 Peacock and 1 Comma.
At Bozeat gravel pits 3 Brimstone, 4 Small White, 1 Orange-tip, 7 Peacock and 8 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Brackley garden 1 Holly Blue.
In a Kettering garden 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 4 Small White, 2 Peacock and 1 Comma.
In New Duston 5 Brimstone, 6 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.

18th: In New Duston 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 5 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Quarry Walk 2 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 9 Peacock and 6 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Salcey Forest 2 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 8 Orange-tip, 4 Peacock, 6 Comma and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Titchmarsh 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

17th: At Glapthorn Cow Pastures 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 1 Comma.
At Grange Park Pocket Park 3 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
Along Hardingstone Dyke in Brackmills 4 Orange-tip and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Mantles Heath Wood 4 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 4 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In New Duston 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Orange-tip, 5 Peacock, 4 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
At Ring Haw 3 Brimstone, 3 Peacock and 1 Comma.

15th: In Elkington 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Great Doddington 2 Orange-tip.
In a Kettering garden 1 Peacock.

14th: In Abington Meadow 1 Peacock and 4 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Brackmills 1 Orange-tip.
In Denford 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Eastfield Park 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Harrington Airfield 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 6 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Kettering garden 1 Large White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
At Ring Haw 3 Peacock.
At Woodford Lock 1 Green-veined White and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.

13th: The 1st Painted Lady of the year was recorded today with one seen near Geddington Chase.
The 1st Speckled Wood of the year was recorded today with one seen at Fermyn Country Park.
At Brackmills 7 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Orange-tip, 8 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Brampton Ash 2 Brimstone, 9 Peacock and 5 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Denford Ash 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Kislingbury 1 Peacock and 5 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Moreton Pinkney 1 Brimstone.

12th: At Brackmills 4 Orange-tip.
In Middleton Cheney 1 Holly Blue.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 8 Small Tortoiseshell.

11th: In Finedon 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Quarry Walk 3 Small Tortoiseshell.

9th: At Cosgrove 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

8th: At Islip 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
Single Peacocks recorded at New Duston, Summer Leys and Thrapston.

7th: At Cogenhoe Mill 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

4th: The 1st Green-veined White was recorded today at Ise Brook in Kettering along with 3 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Orange-tip, 6 Peacock, 21 Small Tortoiseshell and 5 Comma.
At Alderton 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Collingtree 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Barton Seagrave cricket club 16 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Bozeat 1 Small White, 1 Orange-tip, 5 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Brackmills 11 Brimstone, 4 Orange-tip, 36 Peacock, 4 Small Tortoiseshell and 6 Comma.
At Brigstock 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Clifford Hill gravel pits 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Collingtree 2 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Daventry 2 Peacock.
In Hardingstone 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Comma.
In Hartwell 1 Brimstone.
In Hazelborough Wood 4 Brimstone, 15 Peacock and 4 Comma.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White and 1 Peacock.
In London Road cemetery in Kettering 1 Red Admiral.
At Preston Capes 2 Orange-tip.
In Ravensthorpe pocket park 1 Orange-tip and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Ring Haw 2 Brimstone, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Salcey Forest 3 Brimstone, 6 Peacock and 2 Comma.
In Shutlanger 2 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Titchmarsh nature reserve 1 Peacock, 6 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.

2nd: At Kislingbury 1 Small Tortoiseshell
At Swan Valley in Northampton 1 Peacock

March

31st: The 1st Large White of the year was recorded today at Farthinghoe nature reserve along with 4 Brimstone, 5 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
Around the county a total of 32 Brimstones, 8 Commas, 64 Peacocks and 61 Small Tortoiseshells were recorded.
Other highlights being - Single Holly Blues in Daventry, Easton on the Hill and Nether Heyford.
Single Orange-tips recorded at Islip and Rothwell.
Single Small Whites recorded at Cherry Hill near Old, Pitsford Reservoir, Barton Seagrave and Scaldwell village.

30th: Around the county a total of 117 Brimstones, 17 Commas, 102 Peacocks and 57 Small Tortoiseshells were recorded.
Other highlights being – In Norton the 1st Holly Blue of the year was recorded.
In Potterspury the 1st Orange-tip of the year was recorded.
Single Small Whites were recorded at Barton Seagrave, Kettering and Upper Boddington.

29th: Around the county a total of 80 Brimstones, 11 Commas, 64 Peacocks and 46 Small Tortoiseshells were recorded.

27th: At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

25th: At Daventry 1 Small Tortoiseshell. In Wellingborough 1 Brimstone.

24th: In Great Doddington 1 Peacock.
In Harpole 2 Brimstone.
At Harrington Airfield 1 Red Admiral.
At Long Buckby 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Barton Seagrave 1 Peacock.
In Crick 1 Brimstone.

24th: The first Small Whites were recorded today with 8 seen in a Wollaston garden.
At Tiffield 2 Brimtone.

21st: At Astcote 1 Peacock.
In Barton Seagrave 2 Brimstone.
In Kettering 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Brackley 1 Brimstone.
At Brackmills 5 Brimstone.
At Brafield on the Green 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Cogenhoe 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Earls Barton 1 Comma.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Peacock and 1 Comma.
In Hostage Wood near Blatherwyke 1 Brimstone.
At Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows 2 Brimstone and 1 Comma.
In Middleton Cheney 2 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Moreton Pinkney 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Wilsons Pits 1 Peacock.

20th: In Barby 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.

19th: In Newton 1 Brimstone.

17th: At Clifford Hill gravel pits 1 Brimstone.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Brimstone.

11th: At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Brimstone.

9th: Single Small Tortoiseshells were recorded at Cogenhoe, Ecton sewage farm and Kettering.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Peacock.

7th: In a Kettering garden 1 Peacock.

February

28th: Single Small Tortoiseshells were recorded at Bragborough, Duston, along a footpath south of Norton and Pinewood road in Northampton.
At Harlestone 1 Brimstone.

27th: Single Brimstones were recorded at Barton Seagrave, Brackley, Great Houghton, Higham Ferrers and Ecton sewage farm.
On Pinewood road in Northampton 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

26th: In a Brackley garden 2 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Bugbrooke 1 Brimstone.
In a Cogenhoe garden 1 Peacock.
In Collingtree 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Desborough 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Fineshade Wood 3 Brimstone and 1 Comma.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Kettering 1 Peacock.
In Long Buckby 1 Brimstone.
In Moulton 1 Brimstone.
In Old village 2 Brimstone.
Between Old and Lamport 1 Brimstone.
At Ringstead Lakes 1 Brimstone.
In Syresham 2 Brimstone.
In Woodford 1 Brimstone.
At Woodford Halse Nature reserve 1 Brimstone.

25th: Single Small Tortoiseshells recorded in Cogenhoe and Rothwell.

24th: The 1st Comma of the year was recorded today with one seen at Quarry Walk near Grendon.
Single Brimstones were recorded at Castle Field in Barton Seagrave, Cogenhoe, Daventry, Fermyn Country Park, Higham Ferrers, Great Doddington, Summer Leys Nature Reserve, Whiston and along the Brampton Valley Way near Chapel Brampton, two Brimstones were recorded in Norton.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 4 Brimstones and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Wollaston garden 4 Brimstones and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. 23rd: At Storton’s Pits 1 Peacock.

20th: In a Barton Seagrave garden 1 Peacock.
Brimstones were recorded at Summer Leys Nature Reserve, Raunds and Wollaston.

15th: Single Peacocks were recorded at Harlestone and Pitsford Nature Reserve.

5th: At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Brimstone.

January

27th: In Raunds 1 Red Admiral.

22nd: The 1st Brimstones of the year were recorded today with one seen at Summer Leys Nature reserve and another in a Raunds garden.
The 1st Red Admiral of the year was recorded today in Brampton Ash.
The 1st on the wing Small Tortoiseshell for the year was recorded today in a Desborough garden.
West of Hanging Houghton 1 Peacock.

16th: At Lodge Farm in Northampton 1 Peacock.
In Brackley 5 Small Tortoiseshells were observed overwintering in a garage.

10th: The 1st Peacock of the year was recorded today at Shaft Field Spinney near Cranford.



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