Cumbria Butterfly Sightings: Mountain Ringlet

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid ref. Recorder Comment Image
3 Jul 2019 Mountain Ringlet 97 Hartsop Dodd Penrith NY412118 Stephen Matthewman In the mile from Stony Cove Pike to Hartsop Dodd
29 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 40 Grey Knotts (NW slopes) Honister NY217133 Pete Barron At c 533m 1000 18c
28 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 384 Hartsop Dodd Hartsop Dodd NY410118 Tom Dunbar Widespread colony. Perfect weather. Probably an undercount. 20269.jpeg
27 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 40 Great Knott Honistor Pass NY215132 Brian Chandler Very warm, sunny and slight breeze
27 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 7 Irton Fell Irton NY140026 Chris Ballance Well spread out
27 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 1 Irton pike Santon Bridge NY129019 Helen Wallace 100% sun.
27 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 1 Irton pike Santon Bridge NY140024 Helen Wallace 100% sun. 351 metres elevation.
27 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 5 Irton pike Santon Bridge NY146027 Helen Wallace 394m.
27 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 2 Irton pike Santon Bridge NY145026 Helen Wallace
27 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 3 Irton pike Santon Bridge NY145028 Helen Wallace Just after Greathall Gill.
27 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 4 Irton pike Santon Bridge NY143026 Helen Wallace 395 metres elevation. Just before Greathall Gill.
27 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 2 Irton pike Santon Bridge NY133021 Helen Wallace 100% sun.
27 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 100 Hartsop Dodd Hartsop NY411118 Ian Watts Very warm, 100% sun, strong breeze. The largest concentration (...) 20249.jpeg
27 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 3 Glaramara Seatoller NY251138 Jeremy Bartlett Below and to west of summit.
27 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 60 Grey Knotts (NW slopes) Honister NY216133 Pete Barron Bright & sunny 20c light breeze
26 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 25 Grey Knotts/Fleetwith Honistor Pass NY215132 Melissa Minter
26 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 25 Grey Knotts/Fleetwith Honistor Pass NY215132 Melissa Minter
26 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 116 Hartsop Dodd Hartsop NY4111 Michael Colquhoun During a two hour circular walk around the summit. Almost (...)
26 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 8 Dale Head Fell Honistor Pass NY224147 Paul Stark Around 650-670m altitude
26 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 4 Dale Head Fell Honister NY223152 Paul Stark Around 150-200m off top along public footpath
23 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 40 Grey Knotts/Drum House ruin Honistor Pass NY214134 Peter and Mike Cartwright In area to west of footpath from Drum House ruins to Great Gable (...)
22 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 20 Grey Knotts (NW slopes) Honister NY215132 Jeremy Bartlett
22 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 16 Grey Knotts / Brandreth Honister NY217123 Jeremy Bartlett Between the summits of Grey Knotts and Brandreth
22 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 22 Hartsop Dodd Hartsop NY411119 Matthew Ross Flying on ridge path up and all around summit. Most very fresh. 19850.jpeg
22 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 25 Illgill head Wasdale NY1705 Melissa Minter Eastern slopes of Illgill head ~490m 19995.jpeg
20 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 6 Irton Fell Santon Green NY12460192 David Brown Cloudy with very few sunny spells. Medium to strong westerly (...) 19802.jpeg
19 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 2 Grey Knotts Honistor Pass NY2112 Melissa Minter
18 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 10 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY136022 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts Very flighty. Managed to photo one bedraggled individual - it (...) 19680.jpeg
18 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 50 Hartsop Dodd Hartsop NY4111 Ian Wilson Flying in abundance just south of the bare rock and on the steep (...) 19645.jpeg
18 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 40 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY128019 Rob Dalziel Seen from 11am to 2pm in full sunshine
18 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 20 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY113015 Roger Cope Some in good condition, others battered by weather!
10 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 50 Irton Fell Santon Green NY12860193 Alan Beard Up to 50 seen in full sun, 8-11 am. 19495.jpeg
9 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 6 Irton Fell Santon Green NY12460192 Francis Gomme Between 16.00 - 1700 at least 6 seen on fell immediately beyond (...) 19454.jpeg
9 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 25 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY1302 Melissa Minter 14 degrees but sunny
9 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 48 Irton Fell Nether Wasdale NY129020 Tom and Felix Fitter
6 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 27 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY126018 David Phillips 90% sun. 14-15c SW breeze. 2 hour visit from 11.45 hrs. 19320.jpeg
6 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 25 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY127019 Martin Keiller 15degC, breezy but mostly sunny. 12:30-13:30hrs.
3 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 8 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY12890195 Brian Arnold Very windy - speed 25mph 19285.jpeg
3 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 1 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY125019 Brian Arnold Just past the gate onto the open Fell
3 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 3 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY136023 Brian Arnold Highest point that I found MR
3 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 2 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY12950199 Brian Arnold 19288.jpeg
3 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 3 Irton Fell Santon Green NY126018 Chris Winnick 15oC breeze. Gride ref amended by MT, agreed by CW
3 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 4 Irton Fell Gosforth NY135027 Daniel O'Kelly At least four in flight when sun came out.
1 Jun 2019 Mountain Ringlet 1 Irton Fell Gosforth NY12891095 Martin Tordoff Only MR seen on BC Cumbria field trip. Mild, drizzly and breezy 19235.jpeg
9 Jul 2018 Mountain Ringlet 6 Moss Eccles Tarn, Claife Heights near Hawkshead SD3796 Rebecca Ellis
4 Jul 2018 Mountain Ringlet 2 Hartsop Dodd Patterdale NY410121 Helen Wallace Full sun. 1 on the path & the other just to the side. (NW (...) 14673.jpeg
29 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 12 Honister Pass Honister NY213141 Liam Gormley
28 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 2 Thunacar Knott, Langdale Pikes Langdale Pikes NY280076 Patrick Taylor
27 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 2 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY127020 Copland Smith The second one (actually at 128020) may have been the same one (...)
25 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 7 Thunacar Knott, Langdale Pikes Langdale Pikes NY275085 Adam Padel A few flying on this warm day. Poor photo of the most tatty (...)
25 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 5 Langdales between Pike of Blisco and Crinkle Crags Chapel Stile NY321052 Nick Freeman Total no. seen 20 between NY 254 to 261 and 037-044. 5-10 (...)
24 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 2 Birks Patterdale NY384142 Ian Watts 4.45pm Sunny and warm. Had very little time (approx. 5 minutes) (...)
24 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 50 High Raise Patterdale NY445130 Mr Michael JP Barnes Bulk of sightings on saddle between Rampsgill Head and High (...) 14371.jpeg
23 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 6 Grey Knotts Honister NY210120 Ian Watts Around 5pm. Sporadic, hazy sunshine.
23 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 20 High Raise Haweswater Reservoir NY446132 Steve Matthewman Surprised to see 20 on an overcast day with cool north west (...)
13 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 11 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY1428402763 Adam McVeigh
13 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 2 Seatoller Fell Seatoller NY233132 Peter Ritson overcast cool wind. Grid ref amended by M Tordoff 15Jun16 after (...)
11 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 5 Grey Knotts Honistor Pass NY216132 Philip Key Good views of them flying and basking.
8 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 6 Hartsop Dodd Hartsop NY412118 Zoe Shreeve right at the top by the cairn mainly on the wing
7 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 13 Grey Knotts Honister NY211121 Pat Appleton Wall to wall sunshine, at noon
7 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 6 Hartsop Dodd Hartsop NY412118 Zoe Shreeve right at the top by the cairn mainly on the wing 13905.jpeg
5 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 39 Irton Fell Eskdale Green NY127019 David Phillips From the wood to the bridleway area. Mostly in full sun 19c
5 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 172 Irton Fell / Whin Rigg Santon Bridge NY140029 Tom Dunbar Extensive area covered. 13587.jpeg
1 Jun 2018 Mountain Ringlet 50 Irton Fell Eskdale Green NY127019 Adam McVeigh
30 May 2018 Mountain Ringlet 12 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY125019 Tom and Felix Fitter
29 May 2018 Mountain Ringlet 25 Irton Fell Eskdale Green NY12710190 Adam McVeigh
29 May 2018 Mountain Ringlet 12 Irton Fell Eskdale Green NY125019 Mark Pike Seen between 1000-1200 all very fresh but also very active! GR (...)
24 May 2018 Mountain Ringlet 1 Irton Fell Eskdale Green NY10 Clive Gambrill 300yds passed gate on bank left of dip. Grid reference not (...)
13 Jul 2017 Mountain Ringlet 1 Honister Pass Keswick NY214131 Chris Tracey We were looking for Mountain Ringlets and searched the area (...)
12 Jul 2017 Mountain Ringlet 1 Grey Knotts Honister NY215123 Rosa Menendez
12 Jul 2017 Mountain Ringlet 1 Grey Knotts Honister NY214124 Rosa Menendez
12 Jul 2017 Mountain Ringlet 1 Grey Knotts Honister NY215121 Rosa Menendez
6 Jul 2017 Mountain Ringlet 7 Honistor Slate Mine Honistor Pass NY217130 Tony Brown On the area South of the drum house to the left. Cloudy (...)
25 Jun 2017 Mountain Ringlet 1 Irton Pike Eskdale Green NY129019 James Bradbury A worn specimen noted around 15:30pm sheltering from the wind in (...)
25 Jun 2017 Mountain Ringlet 84 Hartsop Dodd Hartsop NY415111 Tom Dunbar Brief sunny spells. Joint survey with Alan Wingrove.
20 Jun 2017 Mountain Ringlet 7 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY135022 Linda & Arthur Pennington A lot of drifting cloud
18 Jun 2017 Mountain Ringlet 10 Irton Fell / Whin Rigg Santon Bridge NY143026 Martin & Gwen Tordoff
18 Jun 2017 Mountain Ringlet 7 Whin Rigg Santon Bridge NY147029 Martin & Gwen Tordoff
18 Jun 2017 Mountain Ringlet 60 Hartsop Dodd Hartsop NY412117 Martin Partridge At least 60 in good condition seen in very warm and at times (...)
18 Jun 2017 Mountain Ringlet 26 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY135022 Rob McDougall Cumbria Branch guided event. Many thanks to Martin Tordorf for (...)
17 Jun 2017 Mountain Ringlet 2 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY129021 Brian Harrison 9742.jpeg
17 Jun 2017 Mountain Ringlet 9 Honistor Slate Mine Honistor Pass NY216135 Geoff Lapworth 100m south of Winding Drum House
4 Jun 2017 Mountain Ringlet 30 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY133014 Graeme Baker
4 Jun 2017 Mountain Ringlet 50 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY1290701952 Tom Dunbar 90 sunshine but cool breeze.
3 Jun 2017 Mountain Ringlet 41 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY128020 Nigel Voaden
3 Jun 2017 Mountain Ringlet 3 Hartsop Dodd Hartsop NY412117 Rosa Menendez
31 May 2017 Mountain Ringlet 20 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY127019 Martin Keiller Including mating pair. Also a freshly laid egg pointed out by (...) 9499.jpeg
25 May 2017 Mountain Ringlet 15 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY127019 Mark Yeldham A number of butterflies were spotted, flying quickly and easily (...)
1 Jul 2016 Mountain Ringlet 1 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY14370264 Dan Hoare 1 worn male flying east in poor weather along footpath on ridge, (...)
25 Jun 2016 Mountain Ringlet 3 Brandreth Honister NY213124 Patrick Moore One very worn individual seen (and photographed), then two in (...)
21 Jun 2016 Mountain Ringlet 10 Irton Fell Eskdale NY146026 Simon Fenner 5709.jpeg
12 Jun 2016 Mountain Ringlet 30 Irton Fell Eskdale Green NY126020 Neil Hagley Mix of fresh and worn. Most on the higher slope towards Whin (...)
9 Jun 2016 Mountain Ringlet 80 Irton Pike Eskdale NY126020 M C Dixon a further 40 counted between irton pike whin rigg illgill head (...)
9 Jun 2016 Mountain Ringlet 40 Irton Pike Whin Rigg Burnmoor Tarn Eskdale NY1605 M C Dixon new record created by DTE 26 Jan 2017
8 Jun 2016 Mountain Ringlet 1 Fleetwith Pike Buttermere NY214131 Steven Ewing
5 Jun 2016 Mountain Ringlet 50 Irton Fell Eskdale Green NY129022 Chris Winnick 24oC Full sun...some worn already!
5 Jun 2016 Mountain Ringlet 30 Irton Fell Eskdale Green NY126020 Steven Holmes 5364.jpeg
30 May 2016 Mountain Ringlet 2 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY143025 Ewan Munro and Pete Howard
30 May 2016 Mountain Ringlet 25 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY1201 Ewan Munro and Pete Howard (Minimum count)
25 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 5 Rosset Pike and Angle Tarn Langdale NY246077 R Dixon rather late? flying in sunny intervals and calm conditions.
15 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 500 Cold Pike Little Langdale NY265032 Adam Padel Hundreds flying in fairly warm sun/partial cloud at 500-650 (...)
15 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 2 Caudale Moor Kirkstone NY413099 John Rayner Near a monument (John Bells Banner?). Sightings at 08.30 in (...)
15 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 61 Hartsop Dodd Patterdale NY4111 Peter Howard along ridge between saddle and summit - 3/4 on east side of (...)
15 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 5 Rossett Pike Ambleside NY248075 Steve Matthewman Between head of Rossetti Gill and summit. Bright sunshine but (...)
14 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 8 Stony Cove Pike Kirkstone Pass (north east of) NY418099 Dave Viles also "dozens" of Small Heath
12 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 20 Langdale Pikes Chapel Stile NY279076 John Rayner On flatter areas between Harrison Stickle and Pike of Stickle
9 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 1 Grey Knotts Buttermere (south east of) NY218124 Carol Dent Seen 15.40 at top of Grey Knotts. GR corrected by MT 03/11/15
9 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 5 Birks Patterdale NY381153 Graeme Baker Small colony on North face at 645m
9 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 90 Hartsop Dodd Patterdale NY4111 Martin Tordoff Count on my UKBMS single species transect, average altitude (...)
9 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 14 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY147028 Tim Wilcox In 2 hours 1-3pm. Cool breeze 15C. Mostly faded and chipped
5 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 33 Birks Patterdale NY3862114624 M C Dixon cloudy with sunny intervals GR edited by MT 03/11/15
5 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 20 Fleetwith Pike Buttermere (east of) NY215133 Paul Stark From 10am to 11am
3 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 3 High Raise Penrith NY4451412786 M C Dixon Additional record created by MT on 03/11/15
3 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 24 Kidsty Pike Penrith NY4531312687 M C Dixon 2 on rampsgill head 3 on high raise 24 on kidsty pike Separate (...)
3 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 2 Rampsgill Head Penrith NY4409112757 M C Dixon Additional record created by MT on 03/11/15
1 Jul 2015 Mountain Ringlet 137 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY147028 Tom Dunbar In company with Alan Wingrove. 20% sunshine, 26deg C. 5 hours
27 Jun 2015 Mountain Ringlet 20 Kidsty Pike Haweswater Reservoir NY458126 Chris Winnick 50% sun,16oC,breeze. Mainly male below summit. Newly emerged, (...)
27 Jun 2015 Mountain Ringlet 12 Kidsty Pike Bampton NY458126 Martin Tordoff BC Cumbria Branch annual MR walk. 9 x male, 3 x female, at c (...)
27 Jun 2015 Mountain Ringlet 18 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY1302 N Godden, C Clay GR edited by MT 03/11/15
12 Jun 2015 Mountain Ringlet 23 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY134023 Allan Rodda First ones recorded 9 30am GR edited by MT 03/11/15
4 Jun 2015 Mountain Ringlet 1 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY130019 Tom Dunbar Very active newly emerged male seen during sunny periods.
17 Jul 2014 Mountain Ringlet 20 Little Stand Cockley Beck NY251034 James Brockbank 20c in sun but 95% cloud; light SW wind; 20 MR flying in a (...)
17 Jul 2014 Mountain Ringlet 20 Little Stand Cockley Beck NY251034 James Brockbank Many MR at the top of Little Stand. On way down east flank, the (...)
9 Jul 2014 Mountain Ringlet 8 Head of Bright Beck, Langdale Pikes Chapel Stile NY279083 Emma Whitfield At 680m elevation, 15mph north wind but sunny periods. Visible (...) 951.jpeg
9 Jul 2014 Mountain Ringlet 1 Thunacar Knott, Langdale Pikes Chapel Stile NY279080 Emma Whitfield At 720m, wind northerly 15mph , sunny periods
7 Jul 2014 Mountain Ringlet 50 Brandreth/Grey Knotts Seathwaite Duddon Valley NY2112 Mark & Ian Cadey Starting around NY218133 and then looking between NY214118 & (...)
5 Jul 2014 Mountain Ringlet 5 Great Knott Chapel Stile NY256042 Emma Whitfield Altitude 700m, on north side of main path to Crinkle Crags at (...)
1 Jul 2014 Mountain Ringlet 36 High Raise Bampton NY454130 Brian Snell Flying abundantly until it clouded over
1 Jul 2014 Mountain Ringlet 4 Kidsty Pike Bampton NY454127 Brian Snell
27 Jun 2014 Mountain Ringlet 7 Brandreth Seathwaite Duddon Valley NY213112 Alan Davis Walking up to Great Gable from Honister along the track known as (...)
26 Jun 2014 Mountain Ringlet 44 Hartsop Dodd Ullswater NY4111 Andrew Cockroft Got there at 11.20 nothing till the sun came out at 12.20.
23 Jun 2014 Mountain Ringlet 7 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY1352002170 Russ Briers Cloudy (PM), very breezy, 16c, all 7 M/R. seen separately along (...)
21 Jun 2014 Mountain Ringlet 20 Fleetwith Pike Seatoller NY215133 Brian & Denise Grundy Sunny intervals 17 degrees probably many more in higher (...) 765.jpeg
20 Jun 2014 Mountain Ringlet 10 Caudale Moor Ambleside NY4111 Roger Fellows A bit late in the afternoon, I think they were heading for bed. (...)
18 Jun 2014 Mountain Ringlet 150 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY142027 Mark Colvin & Peter Eeles Good numbers observed throughout the day particularly on the (...)
18 Jun 2014 Mountain Ringlet 98 Hartsop Dodd Ullswater NY4111 Martin Tordoff Counted under UKBMS transect conditions - at least half as many (...)
17 Jun 2014 Mountain Ringlet 36 Irton Fell Gosforth NY135023 Michael Williams Despite cloud cover first ones showed soon after 9 a.m.
17 Jun 2014 Mountain Ringlet 37 Irton Fell Seascale NY130020 Tom Dunbar Highly active during sunny spells. Vast majority well worn at (...)
14 Jun 2014 Mountain Ringlet 75 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY135023 K Hamilton the morning was mainly overcast, 75 is a conservative estimate
13 Jun 2014 Mountain Ringlet 3 Hartsop Dodd Brotherswater NY411117 Martin Tordoff First MR sightings in 2014, on second weekly UKBMS transect of (...) 601.jpeg
8 Jun 2014 Mountain Ringlet 30 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY128019 Robert Kitchen 556.jpeg
6 Jun 2014 Mountain Ringlet 40 Irton Fell Eskdale Green NY1302 Chris Winnick Weather just right!.....many fresh....others 4-5 days old.
6 Jun 2014 Mountain Ringlet 20 Irton Fell Eskdale NY131021 Steven Flynn I checked a small area around the grid ref above and saw about (...) 519.jpeg