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Archive images - April 2017


Green orb web spider
  A green orb web spider (Araniella cucurbitina) in our garden, Alwins Field, 29 April 2017. This was very small, only about 4mm in length.





Shining cranesbill
  Shining cranesbill (Geranium lucidum) on the verge in Sandhouse Lane, 23 April 2017. It could be a garden escape. It is called "shining" cranesbill because of its glossy leaves.





White comfrey
  White comfrey (Symphitum orientale) on the verge in Sandhouse Lane, 23 April 2017. It is native of Turkey and is rarely found in the wild in the United Kingdom.





Thyme-leaved speedwell
  Thyme-leaved speedwell (Veronica serpyllifolia) in Sandhouse Lane Nature Reserve on 23 April 2017.  This is a very small flower.





Storksbill
  Storksbill (Erodium cicutarium) in Sandhouse Lane Nature Reserve on 23 April 2017.





Hairy footed flower bee
  Hairy-footed flower bee (Anthophora plumipes) in the churchyard at All Saints, Leighton Buzzard, 22 April 2017.
These bees are quite large and make a loud buzzing noise in flight. This is a male - the females are usually black.





Great crested grebe
  Great crested grebe at Tiddenfoot Waterside Park, 19 April 2017.





Rook
  A rook on our garden fence, Alwins Field, 18 April 2017.
Many rooks come to our garden in the Spring.





Forget-me-nots
  Forget-me-nots in the bee conservation area at Leighton Buzzard Station, 13 April 2017.





7-spot ladybirds
  7-spot ladybirds mating in the bee conservation area at Leighton Buzzard Station, 13 April 2017.





Hoverfly - eupeodes luniger female
  A hoverfly (female Eupeodes luniger) in the bee conservation area at Leighton Buzzard Station, 13 April 2017.





Red campion
  Red campion in the bee conservation area at Leighton Buzzard Station, 13 April 2017.





Collared dove
  A collared dove in Linslade Woods, 10 April 2017.





Ashy mining bee
  An ashy mining bee in Linslade Woods, 10 April 2017.





Holly blue butterfly
  A holly blue butterfly in our garden, Alwins Field, 8 April 2017.
It is in a concrete drainage channel and is taking up minerals.





Robin fledgling
  This robin had just fledged in our garden, Alwins Field, 7 April 2017.





Orange tip butterfly
  Orange tip butterfly (male) at Grovebury, 7 April 2017.





Speckled wood butterfly
  Speckled wood butterfly at Grovebury, 7 April 2017.





Comma butterfly
  A comma butterfly in King's Wood, Heath and Reach, 5 April 2017.





Primroses
  Primroses in King's Wood, 5 April 2017.





Chiffchaff
  A chiffchaff, one of many calling in Linslade Woods, 4 April 2017.





Tawny mining bee female - Andrena fulva
  A female tawny mining bee (Andrena fulva) on our lawn, Alwins Field, 2 April 2017.





Sage leafhopper
  This tiny leafhopper on sage is the sage leafhopper (Eupteryx melissae) and is common across the UK. Alwins Field, 2 April 2017.




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