Northants Sightings 2020

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Northants first sightings 2020 table
May

21st: In Bucknell Wood 27 Wood White, 5 Green-veined White and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 29 Wood White, 6 Green-veined White, 2 Peacock and 5 Speckled Wood.

20th: Almost certainly a release but a Swallowtail was a surprise visitor to a Finedon garden!
At Borough Hill in Daventry 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 2 Common Blue, 3 Small Copper and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Brackmills 2 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 2 Common Blue and 3 Small Heath.
In Bucknell Wood 21 Wood White, 1 Large White, 7 Green-veined White and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Croughton Quarry 5 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 2 Brown Argus and 8 Small Heath.
In Hazelborough Forest south 30 Wood White, 2 Large White, 9 Green-veined White, 4 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue and 6 Speckled Wood.
In New Duston 1 Brimstone, 4 Common Blue and 4 Brown Argus.
At Ring Haw 5 Dingy Skipper, 5 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 8 Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Peacock and 19 Small Heath.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 25 Dingy Skipper, 8 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 4 Green Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral and 19 Small Heath.
In Whistley Wood 1 Wood White and 1 Peacock.

19th: The 1st Large Skipper of the year was recorded today at Summer Leys along with 12 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 6 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus and 3 Small Heath.
In Bradlaugh Fields 2 Small Copper.
At Harlestone Firs 6 Common Blue, 3 Brown Argus, 6 Small Copper and 2 Red Admiral.
At Preston Capes 11 Orange-tip, 4 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Salcey Forest 5 Wood White, 3 Small White and 2 Green-veined White.
At Tailby Meadow 58 Orange-tip, 7 Large White, 11 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Small Heath.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 10 Dingy Skipper, 4 Grizzled Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 4 Common Blue, 5 Green Hairstreak, 2 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 4 Small Heath.

18th: At New Duston 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 7 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Peacock.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 12 Dingy Skipper, 10 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 1 Green Hairstreak, 2 Peacock and 16 Small Heath.

17th: In Bucknell Wood 8 Wood White, 1 Large White, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Croughton Quarry 1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 3 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 4 Small Heath.
In Hazelborough Forest 18 Wood White, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Small White, 2 Small Copper, 2 Red Admiral and 7 Speckled Wood.
In Plumpton Wood 7 Brimstone, 53 Orange-tip, 3 Green-veined White, 2 Small White and 1 Comma.
In Salcey Forest 13 Wood White, 3 Green-veined White, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Dingy Skipper, 18 Brimstone, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood.

15th: At Fermyn Country Park 7 Dingy Skipper, 2 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 2 Large White, 3 Green-veined White, 3 Common Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Bucknell Wood 6 Wood White, 1 Large White, 8 Green-veined White and 1 Speckled Wood.
On Cliftonville Road in Northampton 1 Holly Blue.
At Collingtree Gold Course 1 Holly Blue.
At Daventry Country Park 2 Orange-tip, 1 Small White and 1 Green-veined White.
In Great Doddington 1 Small Heath.
At Harrington Airfield 12 Dingy Skipper, 1 Brown Argus and 3 Small Heath.
At Ring Haw 4 Dingy Skipper, 4 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Green Hairstreak, 3 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood and 8 Small Heath.
At Roade old quarry 12 Grizzled Skipper.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock and 11 Small Heath.

14th: At Brackmills 3 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Large White and 1 Small White.
At Bragborough 1 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip and 10 Small Tortoiseshell.
Around Norton 1 Large White, 2 Orange-tip, 2 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
Along the river Nene near Billing Aquadrome 1 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White and 11 Small Tortoiseshell.

13th: At Croughton Quarry 1 Grizzled Skipper.
At Denford 1 Small Heath.

12th: In the Castle Field in Barton Seagrave 1 Small Heath.
In New Duston 1 Painted Lady.
At Twywell Hills and Dales 29 Dingy Skipper, 5 Grizzled Skipper, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 2 Small White, 2 Brown Argus, 7 Small Copper, 6 Green Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock and 3 Small Heath.

9th: At Ashton Wold 1 Brimstone, 4 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Newnham 2 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Ring Haw 1 Grizzled Skipper and 1 Common Blue.
At Whistley Wood 1 Orange-tip, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock and 2 Speckled Wood.
At Twywell Hills and Dales a pair of Green Hairstreak were observed in cop.

8th: In a Brackley garden 1 Holly Blue, 1 Orange-tip, 2 Large White, 4 Small White and 1 Peacock.
At Brackmills 5 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue and 6 Small Heath.
At Braunstone 3 Orange-tip, 2 Large White, 2 Small White, 2 Green-veined White and 1 Peacock.
In a Daventry garden 1 Orange-tip, 1 Large White and 2 Small White.

7th: In Clay Coton 2 Orange-tip.
In Daventry 1 Orange-tip and 1 Small White.
In Duston 3 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Small White and 1 Holly Blue.
In fields near New Duston 2 Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
On Old village 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip and 3 Small White.
At Ravensthorpe Pocket Park 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Staverton 1 Peacock.
In Warkton 2 Brimstone and 2 Small White.
In a Wootton garden 1 Holly Blue.
In Yelvertoft 1 Small White.

6th: At Borough Hill in Daventry 1 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Peacock.
At Brackmills 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 5 Small White, 5 Green-veined White, 2 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood and 2 Small Heath.
In Daventry 1 Orange-tip, 2 Large White, 1 Small White and 1 Green-veined White.
At Eastcote 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 2 Common Blue and 3 Painted Lady (probably a release)
At Harlestone Heath 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White and 1 Peacock.
At King’s Cliffe 4 Brimstone, 2 Large White and 1 Green-veined White.
In Old village 5 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.
In Oundle 2 Orange-tip.

5th: At Bragborough 2 Orange-tip and 2 Small White.
In Brixworth 2 Brimstone, 7 Orange-tip and 5 Small White.
In Daventry 1 Large White, 2 Small White and 3 Green-veined White.
In Duston 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White and 1 Speckled Wood.
In New Duston 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 3 Green-veined White, 3 Holly Blue and 1 Small Copper.
In Rothwell 1 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Speckled Wood.

4th: In Daventry 2 Orange-tip and 6 Small White.
In Hartwell 1 Holly Blue.
In Kings Sutton 1 Orange-tip.
In Syresham 2 Orange-tip, 2 Small White and 1 Speckled Wood.

2nd: In Daventry 1 Orange-tip and 6 Small White.
In Great Doddington 1 Brimstone, 4 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In and around Harlestone 1 Large White, 5 Orange-tip, 10 Small White, 15 Green-veined White and 1 Peacock.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Orange-tip, 2 Small White, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Middleton Cheney 1 Small White and 1 Red Admiral.
In New Duston 2 Brimstone, 6 Orange-tip, 3 Small White, 7 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Ravensthorpe 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.
In Woodford Halse 1 Brimstone, 12 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Speckled Wood.

1st: In Moulton 2 Orange-tip and 2 Green-veined White.
In Old village 1 Orange-tip and 4 Small White.

April

30th: In Long Buckby 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 2 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.

29th: At Upton Country Park 1 Red Admiral and 1 Speckled Wood.

27th: In Canons Ashby 42 Orange-tip, 3 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Cogenhoe 2 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Small White and 1 Red Admiral.
At Obelisk Pocket Park 2 Orange-tip, 2 Small White and 2 Holly Blue.

26th: In a Brackley garden 1 Brimstone, 4 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 6 Holly Blue and 2 Peacock.
In Cogenhoe 8 Orange-tip, 2 Large White, 5 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 9 Holly Blue, 6 Small Tortoiseshell and 5 Speckled Wood.
In Crick 3 Orange-tip, 2 Small White, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Daventry 1 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 6 Small White and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Duston 1 Orange-tip, 2 Small White, 2 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.
In a Great Oakley garden 2 Orange-tip, 1 Small White and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Kettering 1 Brimstone, 15 Orange-tip, 6 Large White, 12 Small White, 5 Holly Blue and 2 Comma.
In Long Buckby 2 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue and 2 Peacock.
In Sudborough 1 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Thrapston 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White and 1 Holly Blue.
In Warkton 2 Brimstone.
In Yelvertoft 1 Holly Blue.

25th: In Higham Ferrers 1 Large White, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Painted Lady.
In Islip 1 Orange-tip and 1 Comma.
In Laxton 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In New Duston 9 Orange-tip and 2 Holly Blue.
In St James 1 Green-veined White, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Comma.
In Thorpe Waterville 4 Orange-tip.

24th: In Bozeat churchyard 2 Orange-tip and 1 Holly Blue.
In Brackmills 3 Brimstone, 12 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 6 Green-veined White, 3 Small White, 5 Peacock and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Daventry 1 Large White, 5 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Orange-tip and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Duston 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Fineshade Wood (recorded by a resident) 8 Brimstone, 9 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 6 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In New Duston 1 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 6 Green-veined White, 4 Large White, 5 Holly Blue and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Rothwell 1 Orange-tip, 2 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.
At Upton Country Park 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White and 1 Peacock.

23rd: In Barton Seagrave 1 Holly Blue.
At Borough Hill in Daventry 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Brackmills 2 Brimstone, 17 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 2 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Cogenhoe 1 Brimstone, 20 Orange-tip, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 10 Peacock, 1 Comma and 2 Speckled Wood.
In East Hunsbury 1 Common Blue.
In Eastfield Park 2 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Ravensthorpe Pocket Park 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White and 2 Speckled Wood.

22nd: The first Common Blue of the year was recorded today near Kettering.
In Brackley 2 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 2 Holly Blue and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Brackmills 9 Brimstone, 18 Orange-tip, 3 Large White, 2 Small White, 13 Green-veined White, 8 Peacock and, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Speckled Wood.
In Bragborough 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Cranford St. Andrew 2 Small White, 2 Green-veined White and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Daventry 1 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Red Admiral.
In Great Doddington 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 11 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Helmdon 3 Brimstone, 3 Large White, 2 Small White and 1 Peacock.
In Kings Cliffe 1 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Comma.
At Stortons Pits 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
At Upton Country Park 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White and 2 Peacock.
At Wootton Brook 1 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

21st: In Daventry 3 Orange-tip, 1 Large White and 4 Small White.
In and around Harlestone 3 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 3 Peacock, 6 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Moulton 10 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.

20th: In Daventry Country Park 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip and 8 Small White.
At Harlestone Manor 2 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Kinewell Lake in Ringstead 4 Brimstone, 12 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Holly Blue, 3 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Comma and 5 Speckled Wood.
In New Duston 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.

19th: At Brackmills 11 Brimstone, 20 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 7 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 10 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Comma and 5 Speckled Wood.
In Cogenhoe 8 Orange-tip, 8 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Hardingstone 6 Orange-tip, 1 Small White and 2 Green-veined White.
Along the Ise Brook in Kettering 14 Orange-tip, 3 Large White, 6 Small White, 4 Green-veined White, 8 Peacock, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma and 4 Speckled Wood.
At the Obelisk Pocket Park 5 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.

17th: At Dallington Heath 4 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Old village 1 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip, 1 Small White and 2 Peacock.
At Stortons Pits 1 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.
In Thrapstone 1 Green-veined White and 1 Holly Blue.

16th: In a Brackley garden 4 Holly Blue.
In Desborough 1 Brimstone, 4 Orange-tip, 2 Large White, 4 Small White, 2 Holly Blue, 3 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Great Doddington 4 Orange-tips, 1 Peacock and 6 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Great Houghton 1 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.
In Long Buckby 2 Orange-tip and 2 Peacock.
In New Duston 2 Large White, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Old village 2 Brimstone, 12 Orange-tip and 2 Peacock.
In West Haddon 1 Large White.

15th: In Brackley 2 Orange-tip, 4 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.
In Daventry 4 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 3 Small White and 2 Holly Blue.
In Desborough 2 Orange-tip.
In Duston 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 1 Small White and 1 Holly Blue.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 3 Small White, 2 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.
In Long Buckby 1 Brimstone, 7 Orange-tip, 5 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Old 2 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.
In Rothwell 1 Orange-tip and 2 Holly Blue.
In Thrapston cemetery 1 Holly Blue.
In Whilton 1 Red Admiral.

14th: In Daventry 3 Orange-tip, 1 Small White and 1 Peacock.
In Flore 1 Speckled Wood.
In Helmdon 2 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Moulton 2 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Old 5 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Sulgrave 2 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.

13th: On Dallington Heath 2 Comma.
In Moulton 1 Speckled Wood.
In Old 1 Speckled Woood.

12th: In Bozeat churchyard 1 Holly Blue.
At Brackmills 4 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Daventry 2 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 7 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Peacock.
In Desborough 1 Orange-tip, 2 Small White, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.
In Duston 1 Orange-tip, 2 Small White, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.
In Great Houghton 1 Brimstone.
In Higham Ferrers 4 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood.
In London Road cemetery in Kettering 1 Orange-tip and 3 Holly Blue.
In Moulton 2 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock and 1 Comma.
Near Radstone 10 Orange-tip and 2 Peacock.
In Ravensthorpe Pocket Park 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Sulgrave 1 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Wootton 1 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 2 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.

11th: In Barton Seagrave 2 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock and 1 Speckled Wood.
In Brackley 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.
In Bragborough 1 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Corby 1 Small White and 3 Holly Blue.
In Daventry 3 Orange-tip, 3 Small White and 1 Holly Blue.
In Desborough 3 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Duston 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.
In Higham Ferrers 2 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 2 Peacock.
In Kettering along the Isebrook 6 Brimstone, 7 Orange-tip, 2 Large White, 2 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Holly Blue, 11 Peacock, 11 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 5 Speckled Wood.
In New Duston 1 Brimstone, 4 Orange-tip, 1 Small White and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Old 1 Brimstone, 5 Orange-tip, 4 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
Near Radstone 5 Brimstone, 14 Orange-tip, 2 Small White, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Comma.
In Rushden 1 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.
In Weldon 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small White, 20 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Yelvertoft 2 Orange-tip and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

10th: In Brackley 2 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 4 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.
In Brixworth 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Daventry 1 Orange-tip, 2 Small White, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.
In Desborough 1 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Duston 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White and 1 Peacock.
In Flore 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 2 Holly Blue and 1 Red Admiral.
In Kettering 5 Brimstone, 15 Orange-tip, 4 Large White, 6 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Peacock and 2 Comma.
In Long Buckby 5 Orange-tip, 4 Peacock and 8 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Old 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 5 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.

9th: In Blisworth 1 Orange-tip and 3 Peacock.
In Bozeat 1 Brimstone.
In Great Doddington 9 Brimstone, 4 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 16 Peacock, 8 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Little Stanion 1 Brimstone.
In Long Buckby 1 Green-veined White.
In Middletone Cheney 1 Orange-tip.
In Moulton 2 Orange-tip, 2 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In New Duston 1 Orange-tip and 3 Speckled Wood.
In Old 1 Brimstone, 10 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Titchmarsh 2 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Towcester 2 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 3 Small White 1 Holly Blue, 5 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Weldon 7 Orange-tip and 2 Holly Blue.

8th: In Cogenhoe 2 Orange-tip and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Barton Seagrave 2 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.
In Desborough 2 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 1 Small White and 1 Holly Blue.
In Duston 2 Brimstone, 2 Small White, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Hulcote 7 Brimstone, 14 Orange-tip, 10 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Comma.
In New Duston 3 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 16 Peacock, 8 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Nobottle 1 Orange-tip.
In Old 2 Brimstone, 7 Peacock and 4 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Thrapston 1 Green-veined White.

7th: The 1st Green-veined White of the year was seen today near Brackmills along with 7 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Red Admiral, 9 Peacock, 4 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Barton Seagrave 1 Brimstone, 3 Orange-tip, 8 Holly Blue, 3 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Bozeat 1 Large White and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Brixworth 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Daventry 3 Brimstone, 1 Small White and 2 Peacock.
In Desborough 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.
In Duston 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Higham Ferrers 2 Brimstone and 1 Orange-tip.
In Kettering 1 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 1 Large White and 1 Peacock.
In Moulton 1 Brimstone, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Large White, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Wollaston 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 1 Holly Blue and 1 Peacock.

6th: At Bragborough 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Eastfield Park in Northampton 1 Orange-tip.
In Glamis Wood in Wellingborough 1 Speckled Wood.
In Old 4 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In the Arbours in Northampton 1 Comma.
At Upton Country Park 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Peacock and 1 Comma.

5th: The first Speckled Wood of the year was recorded today in a Polebrook garden.
At Brackmills Wood 8 Brimstone, 4 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Comma.
At Bradlaugh Fields 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Dallington Heath 4 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small White, 2 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 3 Comma.
In Daventry 5 Brimstone, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Desborough 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Duston 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Peacock and 1 Comma.
Between Hanging Houghton and Lamport Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell.
It the Isebrook in Kettering 8 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 2 Small White, 11 Peacock, 13 Small Tortoiseshell and 3 Comma.
In Middleton Cheney 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip and 1 Peacock.
In New Duston 2 Brimstone, 2 Peacock, 2 Comma and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Old Stratford 1 Orange-tip.
At Titchmarsh 3 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Yelvertoft 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.

4th: Along the A45 near Upton 1 Brimstone, 9 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Barton Seagrave 1 Small White, 2 Peacock and 1 Comma.
In Bozeat 2 Brimstone, 3 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In a Daventry 1 Peacock.
In Duston 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Easton Maudit 1 Brimstone and 2 Peacock.
In Fineshade Wood (recorded by someone who lives there) 9 Brimstone and 6 Peacock.
In Glamis Wood in Wellingborough 1 Brimstone, 3 Peacock and 5 Comma.
In Grange Park Pocket Park 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Higham Ferrers 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Islip 1 Peacock.
In Long Buckby 1 Peacock and 4 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Moulton 1 Brimstone, 2 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In New Duston 1 Brimstone, 5 Peacock, 1 Comma and 11 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Old Stratford 2 Brimstone, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Ravensthorpe 1 Peacock.
In Upton Country Park 2 Small Tortoiseshell.

3rd: The first Holly Blue of the year was recorded in Flore.
In Moulton 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

2nd: In Barton Seagrave 1 Peacock.
In Kingsthorpe 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

March

31st: In Moulton Park Industrial Estate 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Thrapston 2 Small Tortoiseshell.

26th: In Cogenhoe 1 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Comma.
In Dallington Northampton 1 Orange-tip.
In a Daventry 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Duston 1 Peacock and 1 Comma.
In Islip 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Long Buckby 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Marston St. Lawrence 1 Red Admiral and 2 Peacock.
In Moulton 5 Peacock and 5 Small Tortoiseshell.
In New Duston 3 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 5 Comma.
In Old village 4 Small Tortoiseshell including 1 pair in cop.
In Rothwell 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Wilby church 1 Peacock.

25th: In a Wootton garden the 1st Large White of the year was seen.
In a Brackley garden 3 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
At Bradlaugh Fields 1 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 1 Comma.
In Daventry 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Desborough 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Duston 3 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Kettering 2 Brimstone, 11 Peacock, 22 Small Tortoiseshell and 8 Comma.
In Kingsthorpe 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Peacock and 2 Comma.
In Middleton Cheney 1 Brimstone, 2 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In New Duston 5 Brimstone, 2 Peacock, 5 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Old village 1 Peacock.
In Rothwell 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.

24th: In Abington Park the 1st Orange-tip of the year was seen.
In Brackley 8 Brimstone, 3 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Cogenhoe 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Crick 1 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Daventry 6 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Duston 1 Peacock and 1 Comma.
In Great Doddington 1 Comma.
In Kettering 6 Brimstone, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 14 Small Tortoiseshell and 3 Comma.
In Kingsthorpe 2 Brimstone and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Lings Wood 2 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Middletone Cheney 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Moulton 3 Brimstone, 3 Peacock and 2 Comma.
In New Duston 2 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Old 4 Brimstone and 4 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Rothwell 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Rushmere Lake in Northampton 3 Brimstone, 5 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
At Wicksteeds in Kettering 2 Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Wootton 1 Peacock.

23rd: In Brackley 6 Brimstone. In Brixworth 1 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Cogenhoe 1 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Cottingham 2 Brimstone and 1 Comma.
In Daventry 1 Red Admiral.
In Desborough 1 Brimstone.
In Duston 1 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Flore 1 Brimstone and 1 Comma.
In Great Doddington 4 Brimstone.
In Irthlingborough 1 Brimstone.
In Kettering 3 Brimstone and 5 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Long Buckby 1 Brimstone.
In Middleton Cheney 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Moulton 4 Brimstone and 1 Peacock.
In Nether Heyford 2 Red Admiral.
In Newton 1 Small White.
In Thrapston 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Weedon Bec 1 Brimstone.
In Weldon 3 Brimstone, 2 Peacock, 6 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma.
In Wootton 1 Brimstone and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Yardley Hastings 4 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 5 Comma.

22nd: In Duston 2 Brimstone, 2 Small White and 1 Peacock.
In Kettering 2 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Old Stratford 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Rushton 1 Brimstone.
In Wollaston 2 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Wootton 1 Brimstone and 1 Comma.

21st: At Blueberry Farm 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. In Kislingbury 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

17th: At Brampton Ash 1 Brimstone, 1 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell. In Rothwell 2 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

16th: In Barton Seagrave 1 Brimstone and 1 Comma.
At Brackmills Industrial Estate 1 Brimstone.
In Brampton Ash 3 Brimstone, 1 Comma and 3 Small Tortoiseshell.
In a Brixworth garden 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Desborough 3 Brimstone, 1 Comma, 2 Peacock and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Finedon 1 Brimstone.
In Great Brington 1 Brimstone.
In Great Doddington 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Hanging Houghton 1 Brimstone.
In Northampton 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
In Old village 1 Brimstone.
At Sywell Country Park 1 Comma and 3 Peacock.
In Walgrave 1 Brimstone.
In Wollaston 2 Brimstone.

11th: The 1st Commas of the year were recorded today with singles at Sywell Country Park and Northampton.
In Fineshade Wood 1 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell.
At Lings Nature Reserve 1 Brimstone.
At Pitsford Water Nature Reserve 1 Peacock.
In Ravensthorpe 1 Brimstone.

10th: Along Pinewood Road in Northampton 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

8th: near Rushton 1 Peacock.

6th: In Desborough 1 Peacock.
In Wilbarston 1 Peacock.

2nd: At Fineshade Wood 1 Brimstone.

1st: At Northampton train station 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

February

29th: In Desborough 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

14th: At West Lodge near Desborough the 1st Brimstone of the year was recorded.

5th: In a Sywell garden 1 Peacock.
In a Wollaston garden 1 Peacock.

3rd: In Higham Ferrers 1 Peacock.

2nd: In a Kettering garden 1 Peacock.
At St. Peter and St. Pauls church in Scaldwell a Small Tortoiseshell was woken up by bellringing, it was promptly returned to its overwintering place.

January

29th: In Kingshorpe in Northampton the 1st Peacock of the year was recorded.
In a West Hunsbury garden the 1st Red Admiral of the year was recorded.

8th: In Desborough 1 Small Tortoiseshell.

1st: In a Desborough garden the 1st Small Tortoiseshell of the year was seen. It flew up into an open window shortly after to continue its overwintering roost.



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