Cumbria Butterfly Sightings: High Brown Fritillary

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. V. County Recorder Comment Image
21 Jul 2020 High Brown Fritillary 1 White Scar Kendal SD454847 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips Sunny 21c. Male
19 Jul 2020 High Brown Fritillary 4 White Scar Levens SD466851 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell All very fresh. Pair in cop for 90 mins.
18 Jul 2020 High Brown Fritillary 1 Thwaite Head Fell Thwaite Head Rusland Valley SD350909 VC69 Westmorland Allan Sumner In the usual spot this afternoon in the sunshine , didn't land - (...)
12 Jul 2020 High Brown Fritillary 1 Yewbarrow Witherslack SD4342485216 VC69 Westmorland Richard Evans 60% sun, 16C, light breeze. Plus 10 unidentified large (...) 27551.jpeg
11 Jul 2020 High Brown Fritillary 5 Hampsfell Lindale SD405798 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips Mostly sunny 15c-17c
11 Jul 2020 High Brown Fritillary 1 Undermillbeck Common Winster SD418955 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips Mostly cloudy 15c
6 Jul 2020 High Brown Fritillary 1 Witherslack Woods Witherslack SD436859 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell
1 Jul 2020 High Brown Fritillary 2 Thwaite Head Fell Thwaite Head Rusland Valley SD349908 VC69 Westmorland Allan Sumner Late afternoon after the rain in brief interlude
25 Jun 2020 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD447773 VC69 Westmorland Michael Read Lots of large orange Fritillaries in the area below the car (...)
24 Jun 2020 High Brown Fritillary 3 Thwaite Head Fell Thwaite Head Rusland Valley SD351910 VC69 Westmorland Allan Sumner Just a quick walk at lunchtime . better photos today 26920.jpeg
24 Jun 2020 High Brown Fritillary 4 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD417907 VC69 Westmorland Mike Gregory full sun. Hot
24 Jun 2020 High Brown Fritillary 5 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD418909 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell All identified from photos.
24 Jun 2020 High Brown Fritillary 1 Yewbarrow Grange over Sands SD433847 VC69 Westmorland Simon Fenner Hundreds of Fritillaries on the wing; only one seen at rest to (...) 26997.jpeg
20 Jun 2020 High Brown Fritillary 4 Thwaite Head Fell Thwaite Head Rusland Valley SD349909 VC69 Westmorland Allan Sumner Not the best photo but you can see the 3 rusty dots 26797.jpeg
5 Aug 2019 High Brown Fritillary 2 White Scar Whitbarrow partial Levens SD466851 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell
2 Aug 2019 High Brown Fritillary 2 White Scar Whitbarrow Levens SD460853 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 25oC 60% sun
28 Jul 2019 High Brown Fritillary 1 White Scar Raven's Farm Levens SD460853 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 19oC.bright but little sun. Excellent view.
25 Jul 2019 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside village Arnside SD454786 VC69 Westmorland Lynne Farrell Possibly 2. Flying over the water in the estuary. Seen whilst (...)
24 Jul 2019 High Brown Fritillary 3 Barkbooth Lot Winster SD415907 VC69 Westmorland Kath Armstrongy Bryan Ingleby 21 cloudy. Checks with experts 21966.jpeg
23 Jul 2019 High Brown Fritillary 1 White Scar Raven's Farm Levens SD460853 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 25oC 90% sun.
23 Jul 2019 High Brown Fritillary 2 Winster Winster SD416947 VC69 Westmorland Martin Partridge On buddleia in garden of property 21767.jpeg
23 Jul 2019 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD451772 VC69 Westmorland Mike Gregory 26 deg full sun. No wind 6pm - 8pm. Lots of photos before I (...) 21811.jpeg
22 Jul 2019 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD462773 VC69 Westmorland kevin McSwiggan 21661.jpeg
15 Jul 2019 High Brown Fritillary 3 White Scar Levens SD466851 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell 7 other HB/DG Fritillaries seen flying so no ID. 21435.jpeg
12 Jul 2019 High Brown Fritillary 1 Rawson's Wood Levens SD460859 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar Fortunate sighting in sheltered spot. 21208.jpeg
4 Jul 2019 High Brown Fritillary 1 Witherslack Woods Witherslack SD434868 VC69 Westmorland Pete Kinsella
3 Jul 2019 High Brown Fritillary 1 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD415907 VC69 Westmorland Roger Cope After 4 hours of searching and examination of every fritillary!
29 Jun 2019 High Brown Fritillary 6 Barkbooth Lot Witherslack SD416908 VC69 Westmorland Mike Gregory This guy allowed me within 2 feet and stayed there for almost 20 (...) 20451.jpeg
28 Jun 2019 High Brown Fritillary 1 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD417907 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 23oC 100% sun
28 Jun 2019 High Brown Fritillary 1 Barkbooth Lot Bowland Bridge SD417908 VC69 Westmorland Tom and Felix Fitter
27 Jun 2019 High Brown Fritillary 1 Howe Ridding Woods Witherslack SD434878 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 22oC full sun
21 Jun 2019 High Brown Fritillary 2 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD4190 VC69 Westmorland Keith Walton
9 Aug 2018 High Brown Fritillary 2 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD450852 VC69 Westmorland Peter Howard Both very worn. 90%sunshine, 19 oC
5 Aug 2018 High Brown Fritillary 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD466851 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell
1 Aug 2018 High Brown Fritillary 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD466851 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell Very tatty.
31 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 3 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460854 VC69 Westmorland Jeremy Bartlett Buddleia. 2 very tatty.
27 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 1 Ravens Farm Levens SD461854 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 26oC 80% sun
27 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD466851 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 27oC sunny a little faded
26 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 3 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460853 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 26oC 90% sun
19 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 1 Howe Ridding Woods Witherslack SD434879 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 23oC 70% sun
18 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 2 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460853 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 24oC 50% sun
18 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460854 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 24oC 50% sun
15 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452772 VC69 Westmorland H Shacklock
15 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 1 Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Rusland SD336875 VC69 Westmorland Tom and Felix Fitter
12 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 2 Low Crag Wood Witherslack SD444853 VC69 Westmorland Dave Wainwright
12 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 2 Yewbarrow Witherslack SD433847 VC69 Westmorland Dave Wainwright
7 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 1 Latterbarrow Witherslack Witherslack SD444833 VC69 Westmorland Jane Wheeler 14958.jpeg
7 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 1 Barkbooth Lot Bowland Bridge SD415907 VC69 Westmorland Tom and Felix Fitter
6 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 1 Witherslack Woods Witherslack SD435867 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 25oC 80% sun
4 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 1 Hutton Roof NNR Burton-in-Kendal SD551777 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 250C Full sun
3 Jul 2018 High Brown Fritillary 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD456775 VC69 Westmorland Angela Sharp Thank you to the gentleman who advised us to get to the site (...)
30 Jun 2018 High Brown Fritillary 2 Barkbooth Lot Witherslack SD417907 VC69 Westmorland Mike Gregory
22 Jun 2018 High Brown Fritillary 1 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD418907 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 17oC 20%sun coolish breeze.
22 Jun 2018 High Brown Fritillary 2 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD418909 VC69 Westmorland Keith Walton
22 Jun 2018 High Brown Fritillary 1 Redhills pasture Arnside SD45647773 VC69 Westmorland Rosa Menendez
22 Jun 2018 High Brown Fritillary 1 Redhills pasture Arnside SD45757766 VC69 Westmorland Rosa Menendez
31 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 5 Arnside Knott Arnside SD448773 VC69 Westmorland Neil Freeman Condition from worn to very worn and tatty. All identified by (...) 11235.jpeg
30 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD458789 VC69 Westmorland C Atherton 11154.jpeg
24 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460854 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 20oC 70% sun.
24 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD456777 VC69 Westmorland Pete Kinsella
24 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 2 Witherslack Woods Witherslack SD436865 VC69 Westmorland Pete Kinsella
23 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452774 VC69 Westmorland Linda
22 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 6 Witherslack Woods Witherslack SD437864 VC69 Westmorland Pete Kinsella Quite worn
18 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 1 Bell Rake Witherslack SD4387 VC69 Westmorland Dave O'Brien 10788.jpeg
18 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 1 Helsington Barrows Brigsteer SD4982291218 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar 18 unidentified Large Frits. 24 deg windy.
17 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460853 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 23oC 100% Sun
16 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 5 Arnside Knott Arnside SD450772 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 20oC 80% Sun..... some very fresh.
14 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 1 Undermillbeck Common Windermere SD418947 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick 200 minutes on the common. T14. Sun 5%, breezy Also six (...)
13 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 9 Arnside Knott Arnside SD456774 VC69 Westmorland Graeme Baker
13 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 4 Barkbooth Lot Witherslack SD419910 VC69 Westmorland Michae Foley Good conditions 10557.jpeg
12 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 5 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD417907 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 70% sun 18oC
12 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 6 Arnside Copridding Arnside SD4477 VC69 Westmorland Dave O'Brien 6 HBF confirmed, plus 9 unidentified 10506.jpeg
12 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD4577 VC69 Westmorland Dave O'Brien 1 confirmed, plus 4 unidentified. 10532.jpeg
12 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 2 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD4190 VC69 Westmorland John Mounsey Full sun, light air. 2 other large Fritillaries at speed were (...) 10546.jpeg
10 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 5 Hampsfell Lindale SD406798 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 18oC 50% sun.....including just emerged female
8 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 4 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452773 VC69 Westmorland Bryan Sykes Confirmed by underside wing pattern clear views
8 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 3 Arnside Knott Arnside SD449773 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 180C 90% sun
6 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD453773 VC69 Westmorland Alan Draper Very hot and sunny
5 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD456774 VC69 Westmorland Michael Williams Thanks to Tom Dunbar for his upper wing identification criteria
2 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 10 Heathwaite Arnside SD450768 VC69 Westmorland Matthew Ross 10092.jpeg
1 Jul 2017 High Brown Fritillary 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD449773 VC69 Westmorland James Bradbury Confirmed two sightings of this species. The first was in the (...)
30 Jun 2017 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD453775 VC69 Westmorland David Gower 12.30 PM, cloudy
20 Jun 2017 High Brown Fritillary 2 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD416907 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 23oC 80% sun freshly emerged and fast flying
17 Jun 2017 High Brown Fritillary 4 Bartkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD418909 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell Can't upload photo.
14 Aug 2016 High Brown Fritillary 1 Witherslack Woods Mill side SD4386 VC69 Westmorland Mark Nightingale In woodland at the back of Oversands School 6992.jpeg
6 Aug 2016 High Brown Fritillary 1 Heathwaite Arnside SD448769 VC69 Westmorland Mike Gregory One individual, a little ragged around the wing edges found on (...)
5 Aug 2016 High Brown Fritillary 1 Hampsfell Lindale SD4079 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar Damaged
31 Jul 2016 High Brown Fritillary 3 Heathwaite Arnside SD452769 VC69 Westmorland Iain Rogerson
30 Jul 2016 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD454776 VC69 Westmorland James Bradbury
29 Jul 2016 High Brown Fritillary 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD457776 VC69 Westmorland Simon Fenner Found one 'shivering' on bracken before the sun came out, but (...) 6590.jpeg
27 Jul 2016 High Brown Fritillary 1 Helsington Barrows Kendal SD489897 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 18oC 80% sun
25 Jul 2016 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452772 VC69 Westmorland Steve and Maggie East
23 Jul 2016 High Brown Fritillary 2 High Park Wood Witherslack SD436859 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell Confirmed as females by B.C. 4 other large Fritillaries flying (...) 6351.jpeg
13 Jul 2016 High Brown Fritillary 4 Arnside Knott Wood Arnside SD448773 VC69 Westmorland Nigel Maden In a small clearing to the west of the main car park 6072.jpeg
5 Jul 2016 High Brown Fritillary 4 Arnside Knott Arnside SD456775 VC69 Westmorland Sue and Finn Bugge
5 Jul 2016 High Brown Fritillary 8 Lambhowe Plantation Lambhowe SD415915 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar One or two with wing damage. 5957.jpeg
3 Jul 2016 High Brown Fritillary 7 Arnside Knott Wood Arnside SD451778 VC69 Westmorland Graeme Baker
1 Jul 2016 High Brown Fritillary 1 Lambhowe Plantation Hubbersty Head SD4191 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar Perfect specimen at new location on this site. Force 3 Beaufort (...) 5910.jpeg
25 Jun 2016 High Brown Fritillary 1 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD415907 VC69 Westmorland D Jackson/Janet Denison
23 Jun 2016 High Brown Fritillary 3 Arnside Park Arnside SD440770 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar Freshly emerged and nectaring. 5794.jpeg
19 Aug 2015 High Brown Fritillary 2 Arnside Heathwaite Arnside SD446772 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar 2 females. Warm overcast conditions.
15 Aug 2015 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD454774 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar In a sheltered spot.
12 Aug 2015 High Brown Fritillary 3 Arnside Knott Arnside SD457789 VC69 Westmorland John Jakeman
5 Aug 2015 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD449772 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick good condition...much brighter than DGF
5 Aug 2015 High Brown Fritillary Arnside Knott Silverdale SD461749 VC60 West Lancashire Pat Cuttell 3225.jpeg
3 Aug 2015 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD449772 VC69 Westmorland Dave Viles
1 Aug 2015 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD448775 VC69 Westmorland Dave Higginson-Tranter
31 Jul 2015 High Brown Fritillary 1 Marble Quarry, Beetham Beetham SD4978 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar Extremely worn but ided upper and underwing.
30 Jul 2015 High Brown Fritillary 4 Arnside Knott Arnside SD457789 VC69 Westmorland Stefan McElwee 3102.jpeg
24 Jul 2015 High Brown Fritillary 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD4477 VC69 Westmorland Peter Howard plus 7 unidentified large fritillaries
18 Jul 2015 High Brown Fritillary 1 Eaves Wood Silverdale SD461760 VC60 West Lancashire Tom Dunbar Positive id. Well done Martin and Dave.
15 Jul 2015 High Brown Fritillary 7 Arnside Knott/Heathwaite Arnside SD454772 VC69 Westmorland Graeme Baker
7 Jul 2015 High Brown Fritillary 1 Howe Ridding Woods Witherslack SD434879 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace
7 Jul 2015 High Brown Fritillary 1 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD416907 VC69 Westmorland Paul Stark 39 large Fritillaries of which 6 identified
4 Jul 2015 High Brown Fritillary 2 Whitbarrow White Scar Witherslack SD459852 VC69 Westmorland Brian Snell Basking in sun
24 Jul 2014 High Brown Fritillary 1 Barkbooth Lot Winster SD418909 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar
22 Jul 2014 High Brown Fritillary 1 Linsty Hall Wood Ickenthwaite SD326904 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 24oC and bright sunshine.
22 Jul 2014 High Brown Fritillary 2 Whitbarrow White Scar Witherslack SD457847 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 24oC and bright sunshine....all White Scar butterflies seen in (...)
22 Jul 2014 High Brown Fritillary 1 Gait Barrows NNR Silverdale SD479772 VC60 West Lancashire Tom Dunbar Unidentified HBF/DGF 3
17 Jul 2014 High Brown Fritillary 2 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD49 VC69 Westmorland Michael Foley
10 Jul 2014 High Brown Fritillary 3 Whitbarrow NNR Witherslack SD4586 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar Recorded 20 DG/HB. Identified 7 DG and 3 HB of that 20. Frits (...)
9 Jul 2014 High Brown Fritillary 1 Rawson's Wood Witherslack SD461860 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar Unidentified HBF/DGF 7
7 Jul 2014 High Brown Fritillary 2 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD416909 VC69 Westmorland Brian Flying with Dark Green Fritillary and nectaring on Thistle 909.jpeg
7 Jul 2014 High Brown Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD450774 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar Dark Green 3; Unid HBF/DGF 15
5 Jul 2014 High Brown Fritillary 2 Hampsfell Grange over Sands SD409801 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick At least 2 amongst the dark greens. Netted to confirm ID.
3 Jul 2014 High Brown Fritillary 1 Barkbooth Lot Bowland Bridge SD4190 VC69 Westmorland Judy Woodhouse Record submitted on JW's behalf by Martin Tordoff 961.jpeg