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Archive images - September 2019


Twenty-plume Moth
  A Twenty-plume Moth (Alucida hexadactyla) in our kitchen. Its larval food plant is Honeysuckle, which we do have in our garden.
Alwins Field, 24 September 2019.





Green Woodpecker - female
  A Green Woodpecker searching for ants in our garden, Alwins Field, 23 September 2019.





Woodpigeon
  A Woodpigeon flaps itself dry after bathing in our garden pond, Alwins Field, 22 September 2019.





Jackdaw
  An elderly Jackdaw that regularly feeds in our garden, Alwins Field, 17 September 2019.





Hoverfly - Volucella zonaria - female
  The UK's largest (20mm) hoverfly (Volucella zonaria), in our garden, Alwins Field, 17 September 2019.
She is said to be a Hornet mimic and looks pretty scary but is totally harmless. Big eyes and small antennae tell you she's not a Hornet.





Willow Emerald Damselfly
  A Willow Emerald Damselfly by the River Ouzel at Linslade,
15 September 2019.





Roesels Bush-cricket
  A female Roesel's Bush-cricket in the Ouzel Meadows, Linslade on
15 September 2019.





Lesser Marsh Grasshopper
  A Lesser Marsh Grasshopper, Ouzel Meadows, Linslade
on 15 September 2019.





Common Darter dragonfly
  A Common Darter dragonfly by the River Ouzel, Linslade,
15 September 2019.





Field Digger Wasp - Mellinus arvensis
  A Field Digger Wasp (Mellinus arvensis, female) has killed a fly then turns it round underneath her abdomen so she can take it back to her nest, Ledburn Pit, 12 September 2019.





Migrant Hawkers mating
  A pair of Migrant Hawker dragonflies mating at Ledburn Pit,
12 September 2019.





Speckled Wood butterfly
  A Speckled Wood butterfly at Ledburn Pit, 12 September 2019.





Hoverfly - Eupeodes luniger female
  A Hoverfly (Eupeodes luniger, female) on a Geranium in a Springfield Road garden, 8 September 2019.
Female flies generally have a gap between their eyes at the top, while males' eyes have no gap at the top.





Common Earwig
  A Common Earwig racing across our garden lawn in the middle of the day, Alwins Field, 8 September 2019.
This is a female - you can tell by the almost straight forceps; males have curved forceps.





Reeves' Muntjac
  A Reeves' Muntjac at All Saints church, Leighton Buzzard,
5 September 2019.





Black-headed gull immature
  An immature Black-headed Gull over the canal at Grove Church,
4 September 2019.





Red Admiral butterflies
  These two Red Admirals were in our garden at Alwins Field on
1 September 2019.
One seemed to prefer the nectar of flowers and the other squashed, rotten apples.





Common Field Grasshopper
  A Common Field Grasshopper, Alwins Field, 1 September 2019.





Common Rough Woodlice
  A nest of Common Rough Woodlice under a piece of wood in our garden, Alwins Field, 1 September 2019.





Green Shieldbug
  A Green Shieldbug in our garden, Alwins Field, 1 September 2019.




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