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This month's images - April 2021


Large Garden Bumble-bee - Bombus ruderatus
  This Large Garden Bumble-bee (Bombus ruderatus) was feeding on a Dandelion in Linslade Woods on 19 April 2021.
It is a queen of the almost entirely black "perniger" form; Large Garden Bumble-bees are usually stripey.





Cream-spot Ladybird
  Cream-spot Ladybird (Calvia quattuordecimguttata) in Linslade Woods, 19 April 2021.





Rhopalid Bug - Corizus hyoscyami
  A Rhopalid bug (Corizus hyoscyami) in our garden, Alwins Field,
17 April 2021.





Blackcap
  Male Blackcap singing in Linslade Woods, 14 April 2021.





Pied
                  Wagtail
  Pied Wagtail at Astral Lake, 11 April 2021.





Reed
                  Bunting female
  Female Reed Bunting by the footpath from Grove Church to Slapton,
9 April 2021.





Chinese Water Deer
  Chinese Water Deer in a field near Grove Church, 9 April 2021.





Lesser Black-backed Gull
  Lesser Black-backed Gull, Alwins Field garden, 7 April 2021.
With some of yesterday's snow remaining and some bread out on the lawn, this relatively huge gull decided to join the pigeons.





Bluebell
  Bluebell, Linslade Woods, 6 April 2021.
There are just a few Bluebells flowering this early but there are many more to come.





Chiffchaff
  Chiffchaff, Linslade Woods, 6 April 2021.
There were several Chiffchaffs calling and feeding in the trees.





Comma butterfly
  Comma butterfly, Linslade Woods, 6 April 2021.
The Comma is one of the species that overwinters as an adult.





Blue Tit
  Blue Tit, Alwins Field, 4 April 2021.





Good Friday Grass
  Good Friday Grass in flower in our garden, Alwins Field,
  2 April (Good Friday) 2021.
It's also known as Field Wood-rush (Luzula campestris).




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