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Archive images - November 2016

Grey wagtail
   Grey wagtail at Tiddenfoot WP, 29 November 2016.

Tufted duck (drake)
   Tufted duck (a drake) at Tiddenfoot WP, 29 November 2016.

Common gull
   A young common gull at Tiddenfoot WP, 29 November 2016.  These gulls are no longer common but do turn up occasionally with the black-headed gulls at the local lakes.

Great northern diver (loon)
   Juvenile great northern diver (called great northern loon in the latest name changes) at Grovebury Quarry, 25 November 2016.  This is quite a rare bird in Bedfordshire.  The picture quality is not good as the public footpath is a long way from the lake.

Green woodpecker
   Female green woodpecker (she has no red in her "moustache") eating ants in our garden, Alwins Field, 22 November 2016.

Grey squirrel
   A grey squirrel sipping water from the bird bath in our garden, Alwins Field, 22 November 2016.

   Frequently found near All Saints church, Leighton Buzzard, this is one of a small flock of goldcrests, 11 November 2016.

    The robin that seems to own our garden has been singing for a couple of weeks.  Alwins Field, 10 November 2016.

Indian meal moth
   We've had several of these small moths in our house over the past few days.  It turns out they are Indian meal moths (Plodia interpunctella), and a bit of a pest.  Alwins Field, 9 November 2016.

Green woodpecker
   This male green woodpecker was happily eating ants in our Alwins Field garden for twenty minutes, 7 November 2016.

   This jackdaw is bold and comes to our bird table whenever he sees us out in the garden.  In this photo he is looking at me accusingly as there is no food on the table, Alwins Field, 7 November 2016.

Hazel catkins
   Hazel catkins in Linslade Woods, 3 November 2016.

Common wasp
   Common wasp, looking very hairy, photographed in our garden, Alwins Field, 3 November 2016.

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