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This month's images - October 2021


Cormorant
  Cormorant, Astral Lake, 15 October 2021.





Shelduck
                  with Mallard
  A Shelduck with a Mallard behind at Astral Lake, 15 October 2021.
Shelduck are not usually as tame as this.





Little
                  Grebe
  A Little Grebe at Astral Lake, 15 October 2021.
This grebe was deliberately hiding under floating weeds as an "ambush predator".





Long-tailed Tit
  A Long-tailed Tit, Alwins Field, 13 October 2021.





Green Woodpecker
  A Green Woodpecker eating our garden ants, Alwins Field,
13 October 2021.





Hedgehog
  A Hedgehog visiting our garden, Alwins Field, 12 October 2021.





Grey
                  Heron
  Grey Heron by the Grand Union Canal, Linslade, 9 October 2021.





Ivy Bee
  Ivy Bee by the Grand Union Canal, Linslade, 9 October 2021.





22-spot Ladybird22-spot Ladybird in Linslade Woods, 8 October 2021.





Red Admiral butterfly
  Red Admiral sunning in our garden, Alwins Field, 6 October 2021.
Many Red Admirals migrate back to the continent at this time of year.





Birch shieldbug - Elasmostethus interstinctus
  Birch Shieldbug (Elasmostethus interstinctus) in Linslade Woods,
4 October 2021.





Common darter - Sympetrum striolatum
  A Common Darter dragonfly warming up on a bench seat in Linslade woods and watching for prey, 4 October 2021.





Feral
                  pigeon
  A Feral pigeon on our roof, Alwins Field 3 October 2021.
This one has a blue leg-ring and seems to be in charge.





Dunnock
  Dunnock in our garden, Alwins Field, 3 October 2021.
These little birds can be very difficult to see as they blend in with the background so well.




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