Thursday, 4 November 2010

Red Admirals still Flying.

Report.R.Lane. 4th November 2010

" Not so good today. Went to Porthpean about 11.30am, but could only find :
1 x Gannet; 2 x Razorbill and 11 x Comm.Scoter !
Moved on to Charlestown before lunch but only found 2 x G.N.Divers(1ad in s.p.,1imm)

It was so mild at Trenarren this afternoon, that 15+ Red Admirals were flying about, including courtship chases, without any sun! The large flock of tits, warblers, and goldcrests etc. were flying high in the trees due to mildness, with no wind-chill. Heard Jays and Ravens, that's about all."

Thanks for the report Roger.
I have noticed the odd Red Admiral in the garden recently.

What is the latest we are likely to see one?


  1. The Red Admiral is a migratory species, but is also the only British butterfly which also remains to winter with us as an active ADULT. Four other species hibernate as adults but are inactive. The red Admiral flies each day that it is warm enough IN SELECT WINTERING AREAS, ranging from singles in a house garden to c.30 or 50 at Trenarren. Thus a Red Admiral is also the only butterfly that can be seen on every (sunny) day of the year. Thus latest:31stDec. earliest: 1stJanuary !

  2. Thanks Roger.
    That clears that up then.


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