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This month's images - April 2019

Speckled Wood butterfly
A Speckled Wood butterfly resting on brambles in Linslade Woods on 18 April 2019.

Reeves' Muntjac
A Reeves's Muntjac bounding past the gravestones at All Saints church, Leighton Buzzard, 17 April 2019.

Red Kite
A Red Kite over Knaves Hill, 15 April 2019.
Note how the forked tail is twisting to change direction.

Scarlet Tiger Moth larva
A Scarlet Tiger Moth larva munching on Green Alkanet in a Stanbridge Road front garden, 13 April 2019.

Orange-tip butterfly
An Orange-tip butterfly (male) in Linslade Woods, 11 April 2019.

Ashy mining bees
A mating pair of Ashy Mining Bees (Andrena cineraria) in Linslade Woods, 11 April 2019.

Hairy-footed flower bee
A Hairy-footed Flower Bee (Anthophora plumipes) in Linslade Woods, 11 April 2019.

Tawny mining bee
A Tawny Mining Bee (Andrena fulva) in Linslade Woods, 11 April 2019.

A Chiffchaff calling in Linslade Woods, 8 April 2019.
There are a lot of these birds setting up their territories and feeding in the trees at present.

There are quite a few Bluebells out in Linslade Woods, but lots more to come, 6 April 2019.

Blackthorn blossom
Blackthorn blossom in Linslade Woods, 6 April 2019.

Female Blackbird collecting nesting material in our garden for a nest she's making next door, 5 April 2019.

Peacock butterfly
A Peacock butterfly in our garden, Alwins Field, 1 April 2019.
It looks as if it was attacked by a few birds last year before it went into hibernation - the beak-shaped chunks have been taken out near the eye-spots on the forewing.

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