Northants Sightings 2021

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Northants first sightings 2021 table
April

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.



2020

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2019

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2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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