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Archive images - February 2022


Reed
                  Bunting
  A female Reed Bunting at the balancing pond in Astral Park,
27 February 2022. She was picking the seeds out of the reeds' fluffy seed-heads.





Coltsfoot
  A regularly early-flowering plant at Astral Lake - Coltsfoot,
27 February 2022.





7-spot Ladybird
  A 7-spot Ladybird venturing out into the sunshine, Linslade Woods,
25 February 2022.





Tree
                  Creeper
  Tree Creeper by the Grand Union Canal, Linslade, 25 February 2022.





Sparrowhawk
  Sparrowhawk (female) in our garden, Alwins Field,
22 February 2022.





Goosander pair
  Pair of Goosander swimming on Stockgrove Lake, Rushmere Park on 13 February 2022.





Grey
                  Heron
  Grey Heron swimming in the Grand Union Canal and taking lumps of bread, Linslade on 8 February 2022.





Water
                  Rail
  Water Rail by the Grand Union Canal, Linslade on 7 February 2022. It's about the same size as a Moorhen, but much more rarely seen.
Click here for a short film of it hunting.





Moorhen
  Moorhen, Grand Union Canal, Linslade, 7 February 2022.





Song
                  Thrush
  Song Thrush - one of several singing along the Grand Union Canal at Linslade, 7 February 2022.





Dunnock
  Dunnock singing, Knaves Hill, 7 February 2022.





King Alfred's Cakes
  King Alfred's Cakes - a hard fungus that grows on dead wood, Linslade Woods, 5 February 2022. Several creatures eat and make their home inside them.





winter Aconites
  Winter Aconites in the churchyard at All Saints, Leighton Buzzard,
3 February 2022. The petals only open in the sunshine.




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