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Archive images - October 2017

Pied wagtail
One of a pair of pied wagtails bathing and preening on the River Ouzel, 27 October 2017.

Common carder bee
A common carder bee taking nectar from Verbena bonariensis flowers in our garden, Alwins Field, 25 October 2017.

Peacock butterfly
A peacock butterfly on Verbena bonariensis, photographed in the sunshine, Alwins Field garden, 24 October 2017.

Common toad
The first common toad I have ever seen in our garden was resting inside a broken hedgehog box, Alwins Field, 24 October 2017.

One of the smaller hedgehogs that regularly visit our garden, Alwins Field, 16 October 2017. (Taken with flash at night.)

Common darter dragonfly
A female common darter dragonfly, laying eggs around our pond, Alwins Field, 14 October 2017.

Harlequin ladybirds
Three differently patterned harlequin ladybirds on our window frames, Alwins Field, 14 October 2017. They are all trying to find a safe place to pass the winter months.

Spindle fruits
Spindle bush with fruit, Sandhouse Lane NR, 13 October 2017.

A goosander fishing at Stockgrove Park lake, 6 October 2017.

Great tit
A great tit at Stockgrove Park on 6 October 2017.

Rhodedendron leafhopper
This colourful insect is a rhodedendron leafhopper. It was at Rushmere Park on 6 October 2017.

Moth fly - Pericoma Sp.
These little insects are called moth flies (they are very small flies that look a bit like moths). This one is on a nettle leaf in Linslade Woods on 5 October 2017. It is less than 3mm long.

Potato leafhopper
A potato leafhopper (Eupteryx aurata), only about 3mm long, on a nettle leaf in Linslade Woods, 5 October 2017.

Fly agaric
Several fly agaric toadstools were by Globe Lane on 4 October 2017.

Common toadflax
Common toadflax (Linaria vulgaris) in flower near the Grand Union Canal, Linslade on 4 October 2017.

A kingfisher at Tiddenfoot WP, 3 October 2017.

Red admiral butterfly
A red admiral butterfly feeding on ivy flowers (ready for its migration south) at Tiddenfoot WP on 3 October 2017.

Migrant hawker dragonfly female
Migrant hawker is a poor name for this dragonfly as it is now resident in UK; this female was warming up at Ledburn Pit, 3 October 2017.

Small red-eyed damselfly female
A female small red-eyed damselfly, which does not have red eyes (only the male does): Tiddenfoot WP, 3 October 2017.

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