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Excursion Notes 2019
26th: A fairly cold period, but with the sun shining this morning on a sheltered part of my local hill, I spotted my first butterfly of the year - a rather tattered-looking Red Admiral (Vanessa Atlanta). I didn't have my camera, so no photo.
16th: A real spring-like day with warm sunshine and today I had my new camera with me. An hour-long local walk brought sightings of about 10 butterflies in all - 4 or 5 Red Admirals, most of them looking quite worn (photo, photo), 4 or 5 Small Tortoiseshells (photo) and one unidentified white, which flew aong in the distance - presumably a Green-veined White, usually the earliest on the wing in my area. Here are two views across the valley from the hillside farm track I was on. (photo, photo).