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Archive images - March 2021

Small Tortoiseshell butterfly
  Small Tortoiseshell butterfly in our garden, Alwins Field,
30 March 2021.

Hairy-footed Flower Bee
  Hairy-footed Flower Bee (Anthophora plumipes) in All Saints churchyard, 29 March 2021.

Little Egret
  Little Egret, Parsons Close, 29 March 2021.
This bird had just flown up out of the Clipstone Brook. The dark bill and the yellow feet are characteristics of this species.

Buff-tailed Bumblebee
  Queen Buff-tailed Bumblebee, Alwins Field, 22 March 2021.

  Short-tailed Field Vole, All Saints, Leighton Buzzard, 22 March 2021.

  Primroses flowering in All Saints churchyard, Leighton Buzzard,
22 March 2021.

Sparrowhawk male
  Female Sparrowhawk with pigeon for breakfast, in our garden, Alwins Field, 17 March 2021.
(The bird guides don't mention that females sometimes have quite prominent russet patches of feathers on their cheeks, as on this one.)

Common Dog Violet
  Common Dog Violet in Linslade Woods, 15 March 2021.
The Dog Violet is so-called because it has no scent.

  Frogspawn in the pond in Linslade Woods, 14 March 2021.

House Sparrow
  Male House Sparrow, Richmond Road, 9 March 2021.

Red Kite
  Red Kite, Richmond Road, 9 March 2021.

Common Backswimmer - Notonecta glauca
  Common Backswimmer (Notonecta glauca), aka Water-boatman, from our garden pond, Alwins Field, 7 March 2021.

  Woodpigeon by the Clipstone Brook in Parsons Close, 2 March 2021.

Reeves' Muntjac
  Reeves' Muntjac in the Grovebury Road water meadows,
2 March 2021.

Magpie and
                  fake Peregrine Falcon
  A Magpie is trying to get a stick (which is too long) down the left  chimney pot having decided that the fake Peregrine Falcon is no danger, Knaves Hill, 2 March 2021.

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