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Archive images - April 2022


Queen Hornet
  A Queen Hornet just emerged from hibernation, Alwins Fields allotments, 25 April 2022.





Grey
                  Heron
  Grey Heron, hunting in the canal, Linslade, 23 April 2022.
(Not as bothered as I about the plastic drink bottle.)





Mute
                  Swan
  Mute Swan on her nest (complete with blue plastic sheet) at Old Linslade, 23 April 2022.





Mallard duck with ducklings
  Mallard duck with seven ducklings, near River Ouzel, Great Brickhill, 19 April 2022.





Mandarin drake
  Mandarin drake, near River Ouzel, Great Brickhill, 19 April 2022.





Small Tortoiseshell butterfly
  Small Tortoiseshell butterfly, Tiddenfoot WP, 18 April 2022.





Speckled Wood butterfly
  Speckled Wood butterfly, Tiddenfoot WP, 18 April 2022.





Mistle Thrush
  Mistle Thrush, All Saints Leighton Buzzard, 15 April 2022.





Tawny Mining Bee
  Female Tawny Mining Bee about to enter her burrow, Rammamere Heath, 14 April 2022.





Green Shieldbugs
  Green Shieldbugs mating on Sage on the Alwins Fields allotments,
 13 April 2022.





Cramp-ball Fungus Weevil
  This Cramp-ball Fungus Weevil landed on my wife's hand, Linslade Woods, 12 April 2022.





Orange Tip butterfly
  Male Orange Tip butterfly, Linslade Woods, 12 April 2022.
The underwing markings are distinctive and you can see the orange tip of the upperwing shining through.





Johann's Bibio - Bibio Johannis
  This very small fly is called Johann's Bibio (Bibio Johannis) and was in Linslade Woods, 12 April 2022.





Wood Anemones
  Wood Anemones, Linslade Woods, 12 April 2022.
These were in the old wood and indicate ancient woodland.





Mallard drake
  Drake Mallard on the Grand Union Canal at Linslade, 11 April 2022.





Mute
                  Swan
  Mute Swan on her nest, Grand Union Canal, Linslade, 11 April 2022.





Bluebell
  Bluebells in Linslade Woods, 9 April 2022.





Frog tadpoles
  Frog tadpoles in Linslade Woods, 9 April 2022.





Chiffchaff in Blackthorn blossom
  Chiffchaff in Blackthorn blossom, Linslade Woods, 9 April 2022.





Hoverfly
                  - Epistrophe eligans male
  A shiny male hoverfly (Epistrophe eligans) in our garden, Alwins Field, 8 April 2022.





Red-tailed Bumble-bee queen
  A queen Red-tailed Bumble-bee on Forget-me-nots, Alwins Field,
6 April 2022.





Yellow Meadow Ant
  A Yellow Meadow Ant found under a log in our garden, Alwins Field, 6 April 2022.




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