Brimstone at Compton Down. A female Brimstone was flying around the back of the gardens where Oliver's Battery meets Compton Down at lunchtime today. Temperature no more than 5 degrees. [Posted by Rupert Broadway]
Peacock at Titchfield Haven. While walking along a frosty Titchfield Canal Path in glorious sunshine but with the air temperature around 6 degrees I was surprised to be passed by a Peacock butterfly! [Posted by Chris Rose]
The first local sighting this year?. Good afternoon and a Happy New Year to you all.
I've just received a mailing reporting the first local, Borough of Basingstoke, butterfly sighting this year - a Peacock in a Meadow Road front garden late this morning (per Doug. Kelson). [Posted by Peter E. Hutchins]
First of 2020 on Portsdown Hill. On a ridiculously mild morning I came across this lovely Red Admiral appreciating the warm sunshine by basking on a telegraph pole on Portsdown hill. [Posted by Mark Tutton]
Photo © Mark Tutton