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2020 First sightings

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Red Admiral
03 January

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Recent sightings in Sussex

The quiz is now over and 212 of you completed it over the Christmas period. Martin and I hope it was an enjoyabble experience.

The results are:
90 to 100 Purple Emperor 8.49%
80 to 89 Queen of Spain 20.28%
70 to 79 Duke of Burgundy 29.72%
60 to 69 White Admiral 24.53%
50 to 59 Red Admiral 13.68%
40 to 49 Painted Lady 3.30%

I am sure you can appreciate how much time and energy goes into creating the quiz, so a big thank you is due to its author Martin Kalaher.

Ed jnr


Saturday 18 January

On a large circular walk today I was quite surprised to spot a Peacock battling away in the cool breeze at the highest point of the Downs at the back of Alfriston. At one point it settled just long enough to get a quick record shot. Before getting to this point I had seen 3 of the 5 Wall Brown larvae I have found so far this Winter at High and Over. (Bob Eade http://bobsbutterflies.blogspot.co.uk)

Sat 18/01/2020. my first butterfly of the year, a Red Admiral seen flying and settled in the bright sunshine at 12.40pm. Porters Way, Polegate, East Sussex. (Peter Farrant)

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