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Archive images - December 2018

Grey Wagtail
A Grey Wagtail in the Clipstone Brook at Parsons Close,
31 December 2018.

Chaffinch male
A male Chaffinch by the feeders at Stockgrove Park (Rushmere)
 on 28 December 2018.

Great Tit
Great Tit by the footbridge at Stockgrove Park (Rushmere)
on 28 December 2018.

A Starling in Knaves Hill, 24 December 2018.

A Redwing just about to take the last berry off the tree, near the Grand Union Canal at Tiddenfoot, 19 December 2018.

House Sparrows
 Three House Sparrows eating leaves by the footpath in Mentmore Road, 19 December 2018. (One of their five a day?)

Chinese water deer
A Chinese Water Deer (showing his tusks) near the Grand Union Canal, 17 December 2018. His mate was nearby.
These deer are breeding successfully along the Ouzel and the canal since they were released (or escaped) from collections years ago.

A female Blackbird getting stuck in to an apple, Knaves Hill,
15 December 2018.

A Jackdaw visiting our garden, Alwins Field, 14 December 2018.

Grey Heron
A Grey Heron on the playing field at Alwins Field, 13 December 2018.

Southern Hawker dragonfly larva
Cleaning out the garden pond turned up a few of these creatures. This is a larva of a Southern Hawker dragonfly. It is a fierce predator in the pond and will emerge next summer. Alwins Field, 9 December 2018.

Feral Pigeon
This is one of the latest brood of Feral Pigeons that frequents our garden. This one has a particularly odd head pattern.
Alwins Field, 9 December 2018.

A magpie in Linslade Woods, 7 December 2018.

One of the rooks that visit our garden - this one is unusual in having several light grey feathers that it has had for several years.
Alwins Field, 1 December 2018.

Grey Squirrel
Grey Squirrels have started to visit our garden more lately, often competing with the rooks for food. This one can see us looking at him. Alwins Field, 1 December 2018.

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