Quite a few goings on to report from around Warwickshire. The following are sightings from Oversley Wood:
- 17/07/12: Warwickshire's first 2012 Purple Emperor was reported by Richard Eyres.
- 20/07/12: 4 seen by Richard Southwell and Andy Barker, including 3 grounded on the south side of the wood.
- 21/07/12: 1 seen by Neil and Chris Freeman on the north side.
- 22/07/12: 2 seen by me, both males at opposite ends of the congregation area. Usually, the eastern end is favoured and I have rarely seen activity to the west so was very pleased! Also, 1 grounded female seen by Paul Masters.
- 23/07/12: 1 Emperor reported by Don Wagstaff and 4 spotted by Simon Primrose: 1 grounded female feeding on the NE side of the wood, another possible female flying/perching between oak and hazel trees, and 2 non-interacting males at the eastern end of the congregation area.
- 24/07/12: 1 seen by Rob Adams.
- 22/07/12: 1 grounded Emperor at RPCP, seen feeding by Brian Sherwin near Pagets Pool.
- 24/07/12: 1 spotted by John Carter at Ryton Wood.