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Archive images - March 2020


Blackbird - female
  A female Blackbird in Linslade Woods, 31 March 2020.





Starling
  A male Starling in our garden, Alwins Field, 31 March 2020.





Starling
  A female Starling collecting nesting material in our garden, Alwins Field, 30 March 2020.





Mandarin Ducks
  A pair of Mandarin Ducks on the River Ouzel, 26 March 2020.





Chiffchaff
  The Chiffchaffs have been singing in Linslade Woods this week, but I found this one hiding silently in a tree, 26 March 2020.





Magpies
  What are these Magpies doing in a large group? Haven't they heard about Corvid-19? Stoke Road, 26 March 2020.





Bluebell
  The first Bluebell in flower in Linslade Woods this year, 24 March 2020.





Peacock butterfly
  Peacock butterfly, Linslade Woods, 24 March 2020.
One of the butterfly species that hibernates in the UK.





Robin
  A Robin, alert for any wriggly food items on the ground, Linslade Woods, 24 March 2020.





Chocolate Mining Bee - Andrena scotica
  A female Chocolate Mining Bee (Andrena scotica) in our garden, Alwins Field, 23 March 2020.
She had just emerged from her underground nest. She is roughly the same size as a Honey Bee.





Bee-fly
  Bee-fly, Linslade Woods, 23 March 2020.
The Bee-fly parasitizes the larvae of mining bees, particularly of the Chocolate Mining Bee shown above.





Wood Anemones
  Wood Anemones, Linslade Woods, 21 March 2020.





Goldfinch
   A Goldfinch in Linslade Woods, 21 March 2020.





Lesser celandine
   Lesser Celandine in Bossington Lane, 20 March 2020.





Collared Dove
   Collared Dove searching for nesting material in Bossington Lane,
20 March 2020.





Comma butterfly
   Comma butterfly on the edge of Linslade Woods, 16 March 2020.
(First butterfly seen this year.)





Drone fly - Eristalis tenax, female
   A female Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax) in All Saints Leighton Buzzard church, 16 March 2020. It is a bee mimic - see below.





Honey bee - Apis mellifera
   Worker (female) Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) in All Saints church,
16 March 2020.





Common Frogs
   Paired-up Common Frogs in our garden at night, Alwins Field,
11 March 2020.





Hairy-footed Flower Bee
   A Hairy-footed Flower Bee (Anthophora plumipes) getting stuck into a Dead-nettle, Linslade Recreation Ground, 11 March 2020.





Plant Bug - Liocoris tripustulatus
   A very small Plant (or Mirid) Bug (Liocoris tripustulatus) in the flower bed at Linslade Recreation Ground, 11 March 2020.





Ivy-leaved Toadflax
   Ivy-leaved Toadflax flowering on a wall in Parson's Close Recreation Ground, 7 March 2020.





Grey Heron
   A Grey Heron having just landed in the Ouzel Meadows,
2 March 2020.





Grey Wagtail
   A Grey Wagtail by the River Ouzel, 2 March 2020.





Buff-tailed Bumblebee
   A queen Buff-tailed Bumblebee feeding on garden crocuses, Alwins Field, 2 March 2020.

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