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Archive images - July 2019


Banded Demoiselle - male
  A male Banded Demoiselle holding his territory by the River Ouzel, 29 July 2019.





Song Thrush
  A young Song Thrush by the Ouzel Meadows path, 29 July 2019.





Plasterer (Colletes) Bee
  A Plasterer Bee (genus Colletes) on Tansy flowers in Globe Lane, Linslade, 29 July 2019.





Canada Goose
  This young Canada Goose seemed to have got separated from his friends and was all alone on Alwins Field, 28 July 2019.





Southern Hawker dragonfly
  An unexpected sight on a cool, damp morning, this Southern Hawker dragonfly had possibly emerged a couple of nights previously from our garden pond, Alwins Field, 28 July 2019.





Six-spot Burnet Moth
  A Six-spot Burnet Moth feeding on Lavender in our garden, Alwins Field, 26 July 2019.





Common Blue butterfly - female
  A female Common Blue butterfly in our garden, Alwins Field,
 24 July 2019.
She is laying eggs on Bird's Foot Trefoil, which is the larval food-plant of this butterfly species.





Common Darter dragonfly
  A male Common Darter dragonfly in our garden, Alwins Field,
24 July 2019.
He is immature and has not developed the full red colouring on his abdomen yet.





Scarlet Tiger moth
  A Scarlet Tiger moth in Linslade Woods, 21 July 2019.
You see a flash of scarlet on the hindwing when it flies - only a tiny piece is showing in the photograph.





Green Woodpecker juvenile
  A juvenile Green Woodpecker in our garden, Alwins Field,
19 July 2019.





Red Admiral butterfly
  Red Admiral butterfly in Linslade Woods on 18 July 2019.





Comma butterfly
  Comma butterfly in Linslade Woods on 18 July 2019.





Gatekeeper butterfly
  Gatekeeper butterfly in Linslade Woods on 16 July 2019.





Green-veined White butterflies
  Green-veined White butterflies mating at Sandhouse Lane Nature Reserve on 16 July 2019.





Pyramidal Orchid
  Pyramidal Orchid at Sandhouse Lane NR on 16 July 2019.





Small Skipper butterfly
  A Small Skipper butterfly at Sandhouse Lane NR on 16 July 2019.





Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly
  Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly in Linslade Woods on 4 July 2019.
These are big, strong-flying butterflies.





7-spot Ladybird
  7-spot Ladybird in Parson's Close wild flower bed on 2 July 2019.





White-tailed Bumble-bee
  White-tailed Bumble-bee on a Cornflower in the Parson's Close wild flower beds, 2 July 2019.





Meadow Brown butterfly
  Meadow Brown butterflies often rest with their wings folded.
This one was in Linslade Woods on 1 July 2019.





Cranefly
  A Cranefly in Linslade Woods on 1 July 2019, clinging to a grass seed-head. This sort of cranefly is smaller than those we get in the Autumn and quite difficult to identify to species.




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