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This month's images - September 2019


Jackdaw
  An elderly Jackdaw that regularly feeds in our garden, Alwins Field, 17 September 2019.





Hoverfly - Volucella zonaria - female
  The UK's largest (20mm) hoverfly (Volucella zonaria), in our garden, Alwins Field, 17 September 2019.
She is said to be a Hornet mimic and looks pretty scary but is totally harmless. Big eyes and small antennae tell you she's not a Hornet.





Willow Emerald Damselfly
  A Willow Emerald Damselfly by the River Ouzel at Linslade,
15 September 2019.





Roesels Bush-cricket
  A female Roesel's Bush-cricket in the Ouzel Meadows, Linslade on
15 September 2019.





Lesser Marsh Grasshopper
  A Lesser Marsh Grasshopper, Ouzel Meadows, Linslade
on 15 September 2019.





Common Darter dragonfly
  A Common Darter dragonfly by the River Ouzel, Linslade,
15 September 2019.





Field Digger Wasp - Mellinus arvensis
  A Field Digger Wasp (Mellinus arvensis, female) has killed a fly then turns it round underneath her abdomen so she can take it back to her nest, Ledburn Pit, 12 September 2019.





Migrant Hawkers mating
  A pair of Migrant Hawker dragonflies mating at Ledburn Pit,
12 September 2019.





Speckled Wood butterfly
  A Speckled Wood butterfly at Ledburn Pit, 12 September 2019.





Hoverfly - Eupeodes luniger female
  A Hoverfly (Eupeodes luniger, female) on a Geranium in a Springfield Road garden, 8 September 2019.
Female flies generally have a gap between their eyes at the top, while males' eyes have no gap at the top.





Common Earwig
  A Common Earwig racing across our garden lawn in the middle of the day, Alwins Field, 8 September 2019.
This is a female - you can tell by the almost straight forceps; males have curved forceps.





Reeves' Muntjac
  A Reeves' Muntjac at All Saints church, Leighton Buzzard,
5 September 2019.





Black-headed gull immature
  An immature Black-headed Gull over the canal at Grove Church,
4 September 2019.





Red Admiral butterflies
  These two Red Admirals were in our garden at Alwins Field on
1 September 2019.
One seemed to prefer the nectar of flowers and the other squashed, rotten apples.





Common Field Grasshopper
  A Common Field Grasshopper, Alwins Field, 1 September 2019.





Common Rough Woodlice
  A nest of Common Rough Woodlice under a piece of wood in our garden, Alwins Field, 1 September 2019.





Green Shieldbug
  A Green Shieldbug in our garden, Alwins Field, 1 September 2019.




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