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This month's images - September 2020


Migrant Hawker dragonfly
  Migrant Hawker dragonfly at Tiddenfoot WP, 21 September 2020. This male is patrolling the water's edge looking for females.





Willow Emerald damselfly
  A Willow Emerald damselfly at Tiddenfoot WP, 21 September 2020.
Willow Emeralds lay their eggs into Willow twigs; this male is perched on a Willow tree.





Little Egret
  Little Egret flying over the River Ouzel, 17 September 2020.
This one had just chased off an interloper.





Kingfisher
  This Kingfisher was resting, having just eaten a small fish out of the River Ouzel, 17  September 2020.





Grey Wagtail
  A Grey Wagtail feeding on insects, River Ouzel, 17 September 2020.





Tansy
  Tansy flowering in Globe Lane, 17 September 2020.





Red Admiral butterfly
  A Red Admiral butterfly feeding on Ivy flowers near the Globe Inn, 17 September 2020.





Honey Bee
  There were hundreds of Honey Bees feeding on Ivy flowers near the Globe Inn, 17 September 2020.





Speckled Wood butterfly
  A Speckled Wood butterfly, looking a bit the worse for wear, Linslade Woods, 15 September 2020.





Cranefly
  Cranefly, Linslade Woods, 15 September 2020.





Pondskater
  A Pondskater on our garden pond, Alwins Field, 15 September 2020.
Its long legs and light weight enable it to skate across the pond surface, not breaking through the water tension.





Rosemary Beetle
  Rosemary Beetle on Sage, Alwins Field garden, 15 September 2020. They seem to like Sage as much as Rosemary.





Haws
  Hawthorn berries (or Haws), Linslade Woods, 11 September 2020.





7spot Ladybird
  A 7-spot Ladybird, Linslade Woods,11 September 2020.
It is on a nettle leaf, hence the sharp spikes.





Slender Groundhopper
  A Slender Groundhopper (smaller than a Grasshopper) in Linslade Woods, 11 September 2020.





Small white butterfly
  A Small White butterfly, Alwins Field allotments, 8 September 2020.





Emerald Damselfly - female
  A female Emerald Damselfly, Sandhouse Lane NR, 6 September 2020.





Harlequin Ladybird
  Harlequin Ladybird, Sandhouse Lane NR, 6 September 2020.





Autimn Crocus
  Autumn Crocuses, All Saints Church Leighton Buzzard, 4 September 2020.





Greenbottle
  A Greenbottle (Lucilia sericata) in All Saints Leighton Buzzard Churchyard, 4 September 2020.
This year seems to have been a very good year for Greenbottles.





Hoverfly - Xylota segnis
  A Hoverfly (Xylota segnis) in All Saints Leighton Buzzard Churchyard, 4 September 2020.




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