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Archive images - January 2021

  Kingfisher, Grasmere Way pond 24 January 2021.

  Grey Wagtail in the snow, Grasmere Way pond, 24 January 2021.

  Pheasant, All Saints churchyard, Leighton Buzzard, 23 January 2021.
Two Pheasants have been around here for a while.

Pheasant close-up
  Close-up of a Pheasant in All Saints churchyard, 23 January 2021.

Black-headed Gull
  Black-headed Gull, Bideford Green, 22 January 2021.
This bird is starting to get its "black" head for the breeding season.

  Starling, Knaves Hill, Linslade, 22 January 2021.
This is a male - you can tell by the blue base to its beak. Females have a pink base to the beak.

Moorhems fighting
  Moorhens fighting in the canal at Linslade, 21 January 2021.

Collared Dove
  A Collared Dove in the trees (starting to bud) by the canal at Linslade, 21 January 2021.

  Magpie, Alwins Field, 17 January 2021.

  The Snowdrops are out in All Saints churchyard, Leighton Buzzard, 16 January 2021.

  A female Blackbird has learned how to take seeds from a feeder in our garden, Alwins Field, 14 January 2021.
It's hard work for her and it's cold and raining.

  A female Blackcap in our garden, Alwins Field, on a rainy Thursday morning, 14 January 2021.
Only the adult males have a black cap, females and juvenile birds have a brown one.

  A Goldcrest in Linslade Woods, feeding in Ivy, 6 January 2021.
The Goldcrest is Britain's smallest bird.

Red Kite
  A Red Kite over St Mary's Way, Linslade, 3 January 2021.
The Red Kite is one of Britain's biggest birds with a wingspan of nearly two metres (six feet). It is a scavenger, soaring around looking for carrion, and quietly eating lots of worms and beetles on the ground.
It was nearly extinct in Britain but has been successfully re-introduced and we now we have several pairs nesting in Bedfordshire.

  A Dunnock searching the grass verge, Knaves Hill, Linslade,
 2 January 2021.

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