Cumbria Butterfly Sightings: Holly Blue

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. V. County Recorder Comment Image
31 Aug 2020 Holly Blue 1 garden LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland Margaret Eastlick on ivy
26 Aug 2020 Holly Blue 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell
20 Aug 2020 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Very likely my last one of 2020. An earlier end to the flight (...)
14 Aug 2020 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Both males
11 Aug 2020 Holly Blue 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell Female
10 Aug 2020 Holly Blue 1 Aldingham Beach Aldingham SD282709 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 13.00-13.30. Flying around Ivy.
9 Aug 2020 Holly Blue 1 Murrell Hill Grange over Sands SD404777 VC69 Westmorland Margaret Eastlick
8 Aug 2020 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 1 male, 1 female. 28871.jpeg
7 Aug 2020 Holly Blue 1 Grange Fell Road Grange over Sands SD404778 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick flying strongly near ivy
31 Jul 2020 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
30 Jul 2020 Holly Blue 1 Arnside village Arnside SD455785 VC69 Westmorland Lynne Farrell In garden
21 Jul 2020 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Including 2 males nectaring on thornless bramble blossom.
18 Jul 2020 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Female, egg-laying on ivy. 27910.jpeg
12 Jul 2020 Holly Blue 2 St Michael's Churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
12 Jul 2020 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
8 Jul 2020 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Flying at 10.30am during a brief sunny interval. 2nd (...)
1 Jun 2020 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
26 May 2020 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
26 May 2020 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral garden Wetheral NY462549 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones
20 May 2020 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
9 May 2020 Holly Blue 1 Sands rd Ulverston SD289766 VC69 Westmorland Charles Penfold Sorry think it was a holly blue photo attached 25475.jpeg
9 May 2020 Holly Blue 1 Hampsfield Allotment Lindale SD400803 VC69 Westmorland D Jackson
9 May 2020 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
9 May 2020 Holly Blue 1 Arnside, Silverdale rd Arnside Village SD459781 VC69 Westmorland Rosa Menendez In the garden
6 May 2020 Holly Blue 1 St Michael's Churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
6 May 2020 Holly Blue 4 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 3 males, 1 female 25668.jpeg
6 May 2020 Holly Blue 1 SSI fields Portinscale NY252232 VC70 Cumberland Tony Marsh Settled on Ivy. SSI between Derwent Water Hotel and marina (...) 25462.jpeg
3 May 2020 Holly Blue 1 Garden CA13 Cockermouth NY118300 VC70 Cumberland Dianne Moyes
1 May 2020 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
27 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 2 St Michael's Churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
27 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 1 Milnthorpe Milnthorpe SD500816 VC69 Westmorland Roger Fellows Thought I'd posted this before, but can't see it. Please delete (...)
24 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
24 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 1 Oxen Park Oxen Park SD318872 VC69 Westmorland Tom and Felix Fitter
22 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 1 St Michael's Churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
21 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 1 Arnside village Arnside SD455785 VC69 Westmorland Lynne Farrell In garden
19 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 2 males, 1 female
19 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 23 Yewbarrow Rusland SD353874 VC69 Westmorland Tom and Felix Fitter
18 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 1 Stony Hazel Rusland SD336899 VC69 Westmorland Tom and Felix Fitter
16 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 2 Calvert Court Endmoor SD538847 VC69 Westmorland Brian and Lindsey Snell
15 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 1 Back Road Lindale SD416804 VC69 Westmorland Barbara Dixon
15 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 2 Kendal Canal Crooklands SD524840 VC69 Westmorland Brian and Lindsey Snell
15 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 1 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Male, settled briefly on holly. 25324.jpeg
15 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 1 garden on Millans Park Ambleside NY374046 VC69 Westmorland Pete Martin
14 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 1 Home garden, Stanwix Carlisle NY400573 VC70 Cumberland William O'Brien
12 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 2 Thwaite Head Fell Thwaite Head Rusland Valley SD349909 VC69 Westmorland Allan Sumner
12 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 1 Tilberthwaite Coniston NY305011 VC69 Westmorland Mo Richards Chuffed to see this.
11 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Both males
10 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 1 Kents Bank Kents Bank SD397756 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick From the station platform. Warm and hazy sunshine
8 Apr 2020 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller My first of 2020, a male. Settled briefly on ivy around 2pm. (...)
26 Mar 2020 Holly Blue 1 Lingmell Grange over Sands SD406776 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
21 Sep 2019 Holly Blue 1 Esplanade Grange over Sands SD40627757 VC69 Westmorland Martin Keiller Flying along road and into gardens at 4.10pm. Appeared faded.
16 Sep 2019 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Nectaring on Bowles Mauve and Verbena. Faded.
11 Sep 2019 Holly Blue 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell Male. Nectared on Verbena Bonariensis for an hour then perched (...) 23793.jpeg
10 Sep 2019 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller One nectaring on ivy blossom. 24172.jpeg
6 Sep 2019 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
1 Sep 2019 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
27 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Smoot Garth, Kings Meaburn, CA10 3BL Kings Meaburn NY62112127 VC69 Westmorland David Nattrass Single Holly Blue feeding up on purple toadflax 23457.jpeg
27 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 2 Aldingham Beach Ulverston SD282709 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace In continual, fast flight mainly around holly.
24 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
24 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 2 Cunswick Scar Kendal SD49 VC69 Westmorland Philip Key
24 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral garden Wetheral NY462548 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones 8.30 am in bright sun on tip of Ivy for some time
24 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 2 Wetheral Station Wetheral NY467546 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones on "Snowberry " full sun 16.00hrs
24 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 5 Arnside Knott and Arnside Arnside SD454774 VC69 Westmorland Stephen Hollinrake Around arnside including mating pair all extremely worn
23 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 4 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD192712 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 19-21c. 12.05-14.10. Sunny spells, breezy.
21 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick 1 hour observation in and around the quarry. Dull with (...)
19 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Tarraby Lane footpath Carlisle NY406577 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Male
19 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 High Tenterfell Kendal SD51059254 VC69 Westmorland Mary Traynor Sunny with strong breeze,16c
18 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 7 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 4 males, 3 females. All on Thornless Blackberry blossom. (...) 23970.jpeg
18 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral garden Wetheral NY462548 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones worn
17 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Cartmel Road Grange over Sands SD395772 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick hovering near ivy sunny with a stiff breeze
17 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Hawthorn Terrace Grange over Sands SD405777 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick
15 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Charney Well Lane Grange over Sands SD404781 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
12 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 2 Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD389763 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick 1 hour around mid-day. Sun 50%. temp 18C
8 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 2 Charney Well Lane Grange over Sands SD404781 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
8 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Yewbarrow Lodge gardens Grange over Sands SD409782 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
8 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 2 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189712 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon Near Car Park 22882.jpeg
8 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral garden Wetheral NY462549 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones Fly through
6 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 2 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland Margaret Eastlick near holly and ivy, sun and breeze
6 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 3 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland Margaret Eastlick flying around holly and ivy
6 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick 50 minutes observation in and around the quarry. full sun but (...)
4 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Holme Island Grange over Sands SD422785 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
4 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Brantwood Coniston SD312958 VC69 Westmorland Mo Richards
4 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Kingstown Carlisle NY39065893 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Found along the path from Wakefield Rd to the Kingmoor South (...) 22638.jpeg
4 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral Garden Wetheral NY462549 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones 22630.jpeg
4 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral Station Wetheral NY467546 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones in adjoining garden
3 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 2 Spring Bank Lane Grange over Sands SD3978 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
3 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Sandgate Marsh Flookburgh SD356758 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
2 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Brigsteer village Brigsteer SD484891 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 25oC 50% sun
2 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Brown Robin Nature Reserve Grange over Sands SD4178 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
1 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Kendal Golf Course and Fell Kendal SD505931 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 22oC 40% sun.
1 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 2 Charney Well Lane Grange over Sands SD404781 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
1 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Coast road, Bardsea Ulverston SD301743 VC69 Westmorland Martin Tordoff Around Ivy by public toilets
1 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Dalton Crags Carnforth SD5515676477 VC60 West Lancashire Mr. Bryan Yorke feeding on bramble 22486.jpeg
1 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral garden Wetheral NY462548 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones
1 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral Station Wetheral NY467546 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones
31 Jul 2019 Holly Blue 1 Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick lower part of quarry. 25 minutes observation in clody and (...)
29 Jul 2019 Holly Blue 1 Lindale Recreation Ground Lindale SD417803 VC69 Westmorland D Jackson On Geranium.
28 Jul 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral garden Wetheral NY466544 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones fresh
26 Jul 2019 Holly Blue 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD454774 VC69 Westmorland Tom and Felix Fitter
25 Jul 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral garden Wetheral NY462548 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones 9,15 24degs
24 Jul 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral garden Wetheral NY462548 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones
23 Jul 2019 Holly Blue 1 Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick Sunny. T 25C
23 Jul 2019 Holly Blue 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD451772 VC69 Westmorland Mike Gregory 26 deg full sun. No wind 6pm - 8pm.
23 Jul 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral village Wetheral NY464545 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones female
22 Jul 2019 Holly Blue 4 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
22 Jul 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral garden Wetheral NY462548 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones at 8.45 in brief warm sunny spell
21 Jul 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral garden Wetheral NY462548 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones male disturbed briefly from holly bush
20 Jul 2019 Holly Blue 1 Cark Cark SD370766 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
16 Jul 2019 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403776 VC69 Westmorland Margaret Eastlick sunny no wind 20 deg C
12 Jul 2019 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller In flight around 2pm. Start of the 2nd generation here.
4 Jun 2019 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
1 Jun 2019 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
24 May 2019 Holly Blue 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell
24 May 2019 Holly Blue 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell Second and longer sighting this week. I've waited 34 years to (...)
23 May 2019 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
21 May 2019 Holly Blue 1 St Michael's Churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
21 May 2019 Holly Blue 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell First ever sighting in my garden. Long awaited!
20 May 2019 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland Margaret Eastlick 100% sun. 17deg C slight breeze
17 May 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wart Barrow Allithwaite SD392767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
16 May 2019 Holly Blue 1 Mythop Moss NR Mythop SD445815 VC69 Westmorland Bryan Ingleby/Kath Armstrong Bright sun, light breeze, 18degC
15 May 2019 Holly Blue 1 Hodge Hill Cartmel Fell SD420884 VC69 Westmorland David Jackson On roadside holly flowers.
14 May 2019 Holly Blue 1 Sands Rd Ulverston SD289766 VC69 Westmorland Charles Penfold First sighting in our garden of this beautiful butterfly
13 May 2019 Holly Blue 1 Garden Allonby Allonby NY082435 VC70 Cumberland John Callion First for me :-)
13 May 2019 Holly Blue 1 Sizergh Castle gardens Sizergh SD499879 VC69 Westmorland Margaret and David Eastlick bright sun, no wind 14deg C
13 May 2019 Holly Blue 2 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller A male and a female, both on or around Holly. 19274.jpeg
12 May 2019 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 2 males, 1 female. 19271.jpeg
12 May 2019 Holly Blue 1 Tarraby Lane Carlisle NY406577 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Male
5 May 2019 Holly Blue 3 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189712 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace
2 May 2019 Holly Blue 3 St Michael's Churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller All sheltering in or flying around a tall Yew tree. Several (...)
29 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 3 Ulverston Parish Church Ulverston SD288786 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 10am. Flying around holly tree.
29 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland Margaret Eastlick sunny day, 16degC no wind near hollies
29 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 1 Brigsteer Park Wood Brigsteer SD4848988251 VC69 Westmorland Richard Evans
24 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 1 Brantwood Coniston SD312958 VC69 Westmorland Margaret and David Eastlick hovering around laurel sunny day
23 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 1 Garden Keswick NY270223 VC70 Cumberland T Dixon On Hedge in garden
22 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 1 34 Fell Close Grange over Sands SD400775 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick near ivy quite a blue specimen
22 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland Margaret Eastlick near holly and ivy
22 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 3 St Michael's Churchyard Dalston Dalston NY370502 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller A mating pair on a Hawthorn hedge and a male flying around at (...) 18349.jpeg
22 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 5 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller At least one female
21 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 1 Garden Kendal SD513941 VC69 Westmorland Gary Lawrence single male, in garden 18222.jpeg
21 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland Margaret and David Eastlick
21 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 1 Humphrey Head Allithwaite SD391744 VC69 Westmorland Margaret and David Eastlick
21 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 3 St Michael's Churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 VC70 Cumberland Peter Howard 21 degrees, full sun
20 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 2 Sandside Cutting Storth SD476805 VC69 Westmorland Brian and Lindsey Snell
20 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 1 Charney Road Grange over Sands SD402778 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
20 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 1 Tarraby Carlisle NY409581 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Flying in gardens in the village.
20 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 3 Tarraby Lane Carlisle NY406577 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Males
20 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 1 Milnthorpe Milnthorpe SD498818 VC69 Westmorland Peter Bramhall 18229.png
19 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller My first of 2019. Both males.
18 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral Greenacres Wetheral NY460550 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones
18 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral Greenacres Wetheral NY461550 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones in garden and on 10 minute walk
18 Apr 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral Station Wetheral NY467546 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones
5 Sep 2018 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller A final faded Holly Blue for 2018. 2nd gen was significantly (...)
5 Sep 2018 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral Wetheral NY464545 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones on flowering heather
29 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 1 La'al Ratty Eskdale Green SD130997 VC70 Cumberland Tom and Felix Fitter
28 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 1 Swinside stone circle Broughton in Furness SD171881 VC70 Cumberland Tom and Felix Fitter
27 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 1 Garden Whitehaven NX988158 VC70 Cumberland Mike and Lyn Mills A first for the garden!
22 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 2 Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick 50 minutes in and around perimeter of the quarry. 50% sun. T (...)
21 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 3 Spring Bank Lane Grange over Sands SD395779 VC69 Westmorland Margaret and David Eastlick on ivy
21 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 1 Wart Barrow Allithwaite SD392765 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick 50 minutes in and around perimeter of the quarry. 50% sun. T (...)
16 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 1 Charney Well Lane Grange over Sands SD404781 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
11 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
11 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD466851 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell
8 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 2 Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick 30 minutes in late afternoon. Sunny.
5 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 1 Garden CA3 0AW Carlisle NY395582 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
5 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 5 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
31 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 16336.jpeg
30 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD451772 VC69 Westmorland Jeremy Bartlett
26 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Eden Mount Grange over Sands SD402782 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
26 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Hardcrag Grange over Sands SD405779 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
26 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 4 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
24 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Tarraby Lane Carlisle NY406577 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
21 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 2 males, 1 female ovipositing on Ivy. Also 2 Ova on an Ivy (...) 16334.jpeg
20 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 High Farm Grange over Sands SD4078 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
19 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Ashmount Gardens Grange over Sands SD401781 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
19 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Charney Road Grange over Sands SD402778 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
19 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Charney Well Lane Grange over Sands SD404781 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
15 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452772 VC69 Westmorland H Shacklock
15 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 4 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
12 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 St Michael's Churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
11 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD4577 VC69 Westmorland Dave O'Brien 14989.jpeg
11 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 High Farm Grange over Sands SD4078 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
11 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Etterby Road Carlisle NY389571 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Sunny, 6.30pm, flying along an Ivy-covered wall.
10 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Garden Grange over Sands SD397767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick In garden
9 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 2 males, 1 female. My first sighting of 2018 2nd gen. (though I (...)
9 Jun 2018 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller My last first-generation Holly Blue here for 2018. Since 18th (...)
1 Jun 2018 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
29 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Wart Barrow Allithwaite SD393767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick Male nectaring on Cotoneaster
27 May 2018 Holly Blue 2 St Michael's Churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Flying around and settling on holly trees. 14097.jpeg
24 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190718 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 23oC 100% sun
24 May 2018 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 2 males 1 female 15418.jpeg
21 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 St Michael's Churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Female. Egg-laying on holly tree.
17 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190712 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace First one I've seen on this site. Male.
12 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
12 May 2018 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller A male and a female.
10 May 2018 Holly Blue 2 Waste Ground Off Cavendish Dock Rd Barrow-in-Furness SD206684 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace Full sun. Moderate breeze. M
8 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Abbey Rd Barrow-in-Furness SD202700 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace Flying around Holly Tree.
7 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Yewbarrow Lodge gardens Grange over Sands SD409782 VC69 Westmorland Doreen Howard
7 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 University of Cumbria grounds, Brampton Rd. Carlisle NY404571 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
6 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Cavendish Dock Rd Barrow-in-Furness SD206684 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 50 minute walk. 100% sun.
6 May 2018 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 2 males early afternoon, then a female at 6.30pm 13167.jpeg
5 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick warm, sunny, no wind
5 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 St Michael's Churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
3 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick warmish, no wind
2 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick
30 Apr 2018 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Male
21 Apr 2018 Holly Blue 1 Wart Barrow Allithwaite SD392766 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick sun 20oC My first this year.
19 Apr 2018 Holly Blue 1 Garden Grange over Sands SD397768 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick In the garden
19 Apr 2018 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Males, flying and briefly interacting around 1:50pm at same (...)
18 Apr 2018 Holly Blue 1 Kirkhead Allithwaite SD393757 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick 17.45 in evening sunshine. Temp. about 18C
18 Apr 2018 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Male, flying around holly trees during short periods of week (...)
12 Sep 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller My last 2nd generation Holly Blue for 2017. Since 17th July I (...)
6 Sep 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
31 Jul 2017 Holly Blue 2 Wart Barrow Allithwaite SD393765 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
31 Jul 2017 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 2 males 1 female 12080.jpeg
29 Jul 2017 Holly Blue 1 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY404570 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
24 Jul 2017 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller One female, two males.
17 Jul 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Start of 2nd generation here, a male.
12 Jul 2017 Holly Blue 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD4577 VC69 Westmorland Dave O'Brien
2 May 2017 Holly Blue 1 Tarraby Lane Carlisle NY406577 VC70 Cumberland William O'Brien
1 May 2017 Holly Blue 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 VC69 Westmorland John Mounsey Male. Flew through garden without stopping.
1 May 2017 Holly Blue 1 Garden Grange over Sands SD40387821 VC69 Westmorland Pam Wilson
27 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller A female, resting on raspberry about a metre from both holly and (...) 8454.jpeg
23 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 1 Meathop Moss Meathop SD443815 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar
23 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 1 Tarraby Lane, Stanwix. Carlisle NY406577 VC70 Cumberland William O'Brien Male.
22 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 2 High Dam Finsthwaite SD366878 VC69 Westmorland Mike Gregory Close to carpark basking in sunshine
15 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Male 8443.jpeg
4 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller A fresh male, flying in the sunshine along the ivy-covered wall (...)
17 Sep 2016 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Female. My last 2nd-gen. Holly Blue for 2016. Since 27th July I (...)
7 Sep 2016 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
2 Sep 2016 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
27 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 2 males and a fresh female.
24 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Both males, the first already flying at 9:05 a.m.
22 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Male, rather worn.
17 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
5 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 1 Halecat Woods Witherslack SD433834 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick BC field trip. Two hours observation at the nursery and the (...)
5 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
1 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD4577 VC69 Westmorland Dave O'Brien
1 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 2 Wart Barrow Allithwaite SD392767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick 70 minutes observation in and around the boundary of the quarry. (...)
1 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
29 Jul 2016 Holly Blue 1 Humphrey Head Allithwaite SD389747 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick Lane to the saltmarsh by the outdoor centre
27 Jul 2016 Holly Blue 1 Grange over Sands Grange over Sands SD397768 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick In the garden
27 Jul 2016 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Mating pair on ivy. Second generation. 6359.jpeg
7 Jun 2016 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller My last first-generation holly blue for 2016. Since arriving in (...)
2 Jun 2016 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
29 May 2016 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
22 May 2016 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
18 May 2016 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Including mating pair about 6m up on holly in next-door (...) 7417.jpeg
14 May 2016 Holly Blue 1 Thwaite Head Ulverston SD3590 VC69 Westmorland Allan Sumner
14 May 2016 Holly Blue 1 Latterbarrow Witherslack Witherslack SD440827 VC69 Westmorland John Mounsey Largely sunny, fair breeze.30 mins. Male. Hovered around holly (...)
10 May 2016 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick resting on new beech leaves wings folded
21 Apr 2016 Holly Blue 1 Halecat Woods Witherslack SD432834 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 20oC
19 Apr 2016 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland Margaret Eastlick Bright day, full sun, and hovering around holly
26 Aug 2015 Holly Blue 1 Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick 45 minutes in and around the quarry. Sun 70%, T 17 Windy
16 Aug 2015 Holly Blue 1 Allithwaite Quarry above Allithwaite SD391766 VC69 Westmorland David and Margaret Eastlick female
12 Aug 2015 Holly Blue 1 Grange over Sands Grange over Sands SD396767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
4 Jul 2015 Holly Blue 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Witherslack SD459852 VC69 Westmorland Brian Snell
11 Jun 2015 Holly Blue 1 High Hows Wood Rosthwaite NY249165 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
26 May 2015 Holly Blue 1 Whitbarrow Witherslack SD4686 VC69 Westmorland John Mounsey Male. Windy, sunny, 16deg.
23 May 2015 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick
13 May 2015 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick
11 May 2015 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland Margaret Eastlick
8 May 2015 Holly Blue 1 Grange Ornamental gardens Grange over Sands SD411781 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick
7 May 2015 Holly Blue 1 Allithwaite Road Grange over Sands SD397767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
4 May 2015 Holly Blue 2 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny and calm
27 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 VC69 Westmorland John Mounsey Passing straight through the garden.
23 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD442818 VC69 Westmorland Karen Bullimore
23 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
23 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Wart Barrow Allithwaite SD394765 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
23 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 2 Wyngarth, Allithwaite Road Grange over Sands SD406776 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick In garden
22 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Hodge Close Coniston NY317018 VC69 Westmorland Brian Snell
22 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Yewbarrow Lodge gardens Grange over Sands SD408781 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick 16 deg C, full sun
22 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Garden Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland Margaret Eastlick
21 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Halecat Garden Centre Witherslack SD432835 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 18oC and bright sun
21 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Meathop Moss Grange over Sands SD442818 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon Flying - never settled
21 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Meathop Witherslack SD447820 VC69 Westmorland Mo Richards
18 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Ambleside garden Ambleside NY377041 VC69 Westmorland Pete Martin Female
24 Sep 2014 Holly Blue 1 Kirkhead Grange over Sands SD393756 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
7 Aug 2014 Holly Blue 1 Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD390767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick Warm and sunny. Lots of observers from a joint Cumbria BC field (...)
7 Aug 2014 Holly Blue 1 Humphrey Head Allithwaite SD388742 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick Warm and sunny. Many observers from a joint field trip of (...)
25 Jul 2014 Holly Blue 1 Kents Bank Grange over Sands SD397759 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
16 May 2014 Holly Blue 1 Wind Farm Workington NX992301 VC70 Cumberland Brian 320.jpeg
14 May 2014 Holly Blue 1 Warton Crag Warton SD493725 VC60 West Lancashire Chris Winnick 20c on a south facing slope. A superb LANCASHIRE site....welll (...)
6 May 2014 Holly Blue 1 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD402777 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick
5 May 2014 Holly Blue 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460853 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick
3 May 2014 Holly Blue 4 Whitbarrow Witherslack SD449865 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 14c and 50% cloud so not the best veiwing conditions.
29 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 2 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD402777 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick
24 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 1 Halecat Woods Witherslack SD427839 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick In a 30min walk
20 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 2 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD443819 VC69 Westmorland Mo Richards dte
20 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 2 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD443819 VC69 Westmorland Mo Richards Woodland edge on the Moss
19 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 1 Humphrey Head Allithwaite SD389745 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick 13 deg C 100% sun. Bit worn. Record altered from the earlier (...)
15 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 1 Garden Grange over Sands Grange over Sands SD397769 VC69 Westmorland R. Eddleston flitting around hedge and landing on holly
14 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 1 Endmoor 2 Calvert Court Endmoor SD538847 VC69 Westmorland Brian Snell Landed in garden next door