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Archive images - February 2021


Honey
                  bee
  Honey bee (Apis mellifera) collecting pollen from a Tulip in our garden, Alwins Field, 28 February 2021.





Hoverfly
                  - Eristalis tenax female
  Hoverfly on Tulip, Alwins Field, 28 February 2021.
This is a female Drone Fly, aka Eristalis tenax.





7-spot Ladybird
  7-spot Ladybird on our garden fence in the sunshine, Alwins Field, 26 February 2021.





Common Rough Woodlice
  Common Rough Woodlice in our garden, Alwins Field, 26 February 2021.





Lesser Celandine
  Lesser Celandine, Knaves Hill, 24 February 2021.





Tufted
                  Duck
  Tufted Duck (male) at Astral Lake, 22 February 2021.





Hoverfly
                  - Meliscaeva auricollis
  The first Hoverfly I have seen this year, at All Saints church, Leighton Buzzard, 20 February 2021.
The hoverfly is a female Meliscaeva auricollis and is one of a few that overwinters in the UK, appearing to feast on new pollen at the earliest opportunity. It is on a Winter Aconite flower. Winter hoverflies are usually darker than the same species' summer broods.





Peregrine Falcons
  Peregrine Falcons on the spire of All Saints church, Leighton Buzzard, 12 February 2021.
The juvenile on the left is calling from the highest window on the West side of the spire where it had been roosting; the adult on the right had just arrived and is listening on the next lowest window.





Common Buzzard
  Common Buzzard by the railway at Old Linslade, 11 February 2021.
This individual has a light breast.





Robin
  Robin by the canal at Old Linslade, 11 February 2021.





Rook
  Rook with injured foot in our garden, Alwins Field, 9 February 2021.
This Rook was feeding and drinking from the bowl, and seems to have a mate, as most Rooks have paired up by now.





Mute Swan
  Mute Swan landing on the canal at Linslade, 5 February 2021.





Zebra
                  SpiderZebra Spider, sunshine, Alwins Field, 5 February 2021.
You can see it's a small spider because it easily fits between two bricks in the house wall.

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