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This month's images - February 2019


Tufted Duck
A Tufted Duck (a drake) at Astral Lake Park, 27 February 2019.





Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Small Tortoiseshell butterfly warming in the sun at Astral Lake Park on 27 February 2019.





Young rabbit
A young rabbit near the canal, Linslade, 26 February 2019.





Brimstone Butterfly - male
A Brimstone Butterfly in Linslade Woods, 23 February 2019.





Chaffinch female
A female Chaffinch in Linslade Woods, 22 February 2019.





Marmalade Hoverly
A Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) that had over-wintered in Linslade Woods but was woken up by the sun, 22 February 2019.





7-spot Ladybird
A 7-spot Ladybird, having over-wintered in a shrub in our garden, Alwins Field, 22 February 2019.





Pine Ladybird
A Pine Ladybird, about half the size of the 7-spot Ladybird, in the same shrub, Alwins Field, 22 February 2019.





Wood mouse
Wood mouse in our garden rockery at night, Alwins Field,
19 February 2019.





Coltsfoot
A single bloom of Coltsfoot found at Astral Lake Park,
13 February 2019.





Red Kite
Red Kite soaring above Astral Park Lake, 13 February 2019.





Canada Goose
Canada Goose (one of a pair that flew in) at Tiddenfoot WP,
13 February 2019.





Cormorant
Cormorant drying its wings at Tiddenfoot WP, 13 February 2019.





Freshwater shrimp
Creatures found while cleaning out our garden pond - 1. Freshwater shrimp: Alwins Field, 12 February 2019. It is small, of course, only about 10mm long when stretched out.





Freshwater leech
Creatures found while cleaning out our garden pond - 2. Freshwater leech: Alwins Field, 12 February 2019. It has suckers at both ends and can stretch to about 50mm long. It is a kind of worm that feeds on other pond creatures but its jaws cannot pierce human skin.





Robin
One of our pair of Robins, Alwins Field, 3 February 2019.





Blackbird female
Female Blackbird - the one with the scraggy tail that owns our garden - Alwins Field, 3 February 2019. She has been around for three years, although we don't see much of her in the Summer.





Black Swan
Black Swan, Tiddenfoot WP, 1 February 2019.





Green Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker in our garden and finding ants to eat beneath the snow, Alwins Field, 1 February 2019.





Black-headed gull
Black-headed Gull coming in to land in our garden, Alwins Field,
1 February 2019.




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