The last couple of days I've been enjoying watching the Adders starting to emerge. Yesterday in a local woodland at least 5 were seen including a large male that was starting to shed its skin.
Today on the Downs I had another go at finding them. Despite a really cool breeze 3 were found sheltering low in the bushes.
Also yesterday a Brimstone was seen as well as my first Comma of the year. Already this year I have 5 butterfly species on my list and depressingly this is around 10 percent of the species I am likely to see this year!!