Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bookham Leaps ahead!

A second sighting of a male was made today at Bookham Common, by Ken Willmott, active in one of the two high point territories (Hill Farm Territory).  

Meanwhile, Neil searched without success at Knepp and in Southwater Woods.  

It's obviously very early days still, though I bet there are males out in some other very early sites (e.g. Chattenden, near Gravesend in Kent, which enjoys a lot of sunshine).  

The anticyclone which is currently moving in should generate a scatter of sightings...

1 comment:

sbsaville said...

I also saw the male Purple Emperor at Boohkam Commons on 14th June. Still seemed to be only one individual. Simon Saville