Friday, 8 April 2011


Report and Photographs. A. Carey. 7th April 2011.

Thought it might be good to send you my list of butterfly sightings and some pics from today:

At Pontsmill, unfortunately without Roger, between 12.45 and 1.45

Brimstone x 8 Small White x 2 Green Veined White x 4 Peacock x 1 Comma x 1 Holly Blue x 4 Orange Tip (at least 3 males) and afterwards at

Par Beach Wilderness:2.15 - 3.00pm

Small White x2 Green Veined White x 3 Small Tortoiseshell x 2 Comma x 1 Speckled Wood x 8 at least Holly Blue x 4 Red Admiral x 1 (my first for some weeks

In addition to this list Roger and I saw a Small Copper and a Painted Lady at Pontsmill yesterday, and Roger saw a Large White at Holmbush. The picture of the small copper is interesting, because the butterfly has considerable left-side damage, and yet still looks (to me at least) quite fresh where undamaged. Begs the question about attempted predation or accidental (e,g. bramble) damage.

A nice collection Andrew. I particularly like the Orange Tip. I have tried for a good photograph of them... but so far have failed.


  1. Lovely Butterflies, good to see Trevor.

  2. Thanks Angie, glad you like 'em. Keep on going Bob, there's more to St Austell than just birds!!


  3. I Like these very much,brilliant colour captures.


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