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This month's images - September 2021


Ivy Bee -
                  Colletes hederae
  An Ivy Bee (Colletes hederae) on Ivy flowers near the Globe Inn,
24 September 2021.





Honey
                  Bee - Apis mellifera
  For comparison with the Ivy Bee, this is a Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) on Ivy near the Globe Inn, 24 September 2021.





Brimstone butterfly
  Brimstone butterfly, Alwins Field Allotments, 24 September 2021.





Four-spotted Orbweb spider
  A Four-spotted Orbweb spider (Araneus quadratus) near the River Ouzel, Linslade, 24 September 2021.





Vapourer Moth - male - Orgyia antiqua
  An adult male Vapourer Moth (Orgyia antiqua) on a house window at night, Alwins Field, 22 September 2021.
A caterpillar is shown earlier this month.





Spangle Galls on Oak Leaf
  Spangle Galls on the underside of an Oak leaf, Linslade Woods,
20 September 2021. Each gall contains the larva of a tiny wasp.





Speckled Wood butterfly
  Speckled Wood butterfly, Linslade Woods, 20 September 2021.





Water
                  Mint
  Water Mint in flower near the pond in Linslade Woods,
20 September 2021.





Green Woodpecker
  Female Green Woodpecker visiting our garden for a drink and snack of ants, Alwins Field, 17 September 2021.





Migrant Hawker dragonfly
  Migrant Hawker dragonfly, Tiddenfoot WP, 16 September 2021.





Willow Emerald damselflies
  Willow Emerald damselflies mated and with the female attempting to lay eggs, Tiddenfoot WP, 16 September 2021.
The video of this scene includes two loud "barks" from a nearby Reeves' Muntjac deer.





Peregrine Falcon
  A juvenile Peregrine Falcon perched near the top of the spire of All Saints church, Leighton Buzzard, 9 September 2021.





Greenfinch chick
  Greenfinch chick in the Rowan tree in our garden, Alwins Field,
7 September 2021.





Vapourer Moth caterpillar
  This strange creature is a caterpillar of the Vapourer Moth, seen on a Pear tree in our garden, Alwins Field, 7 September 2021.





Peacock butterfly
  Peacock butterfly, Alwins Field, 7 September 2021.





Red Admiral butterfly
  Red Admiral butterfly, Alwins Field, 7 September 2021.





Common Lizard
  Common Lizard, Rammamere Heath, 5 September 2021.





Mandarin Duck
  Mandarin Duck, Stockgrove Lake, 5 September 2021.





Field Grasshopper
  Common Field Grasshopper, Alwins Field garden, 5 September 2021.





Common Darter
  Common Darter dragonfly by our garden pond, Alwins Field,
3 September 2021.





Blackbird
  A Blackbird looking very scraggy in our garden, Alwins Field,
3 September 2021.




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