The butterfly year really felt underway today with my 3rd and 4th sighting of the year. Within 50 metres of leaving the car I had spotted my first Brimstone of the year, with the sun reflecting off it and making it stand out I saw it from a distance away. As the air temperature was still cool it posed well, and it was also in very good condition.
Looking very Spring-like on the Catkins.
Later on the walk my 2nd Peacock of the year fluttered past. This one was looking as though it had had a tough winter, being faded and tatty.
A Red Kite was also seen flying over Rowland Wood along with the normal Buzzards.