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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 7

Image Taken on 11 Aug 2010 at 15:34    Image of day on 19 Sep 2010

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Image Taken on 21 Jul 2020 at 10:47    Image of day on 25 Aug 2020

The same bird then started serious circling in a Thermal, though obviously not a very strong one. From 64 continuous frames of one complete circle we offer the montage of 'highlights'
Our paint package just can't handle image big enough to cover the whole event in one go. If any of you want a lengthy distraction and have a paint package to match, please let us know and we will 'zip' up the 64 pics and put them on the web site for you to collect.

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Image Taken on 19 Apr 2014 at 16:12    Image of day on 14 Jun 2014

Buzzards appears on suitable days, sunny with clouds with warm and cold patches to create thermals. This unbroken sequence is alternate frames at 7 fps so this is about 4 seconds of flight. The wind was from the 'right' and you can see how it effects the speed of the bird (hopefully ignoring cloud movement).

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Image Taken on 17 Feb 2015 at 12:55    Image of day on 30 Mar 2015

The weak sun touches the tail feathers of this Buzzard trying to make the most of a rather weak Thermal. This is an impression only - the bird travelled probably 50m between first and last images.

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Image Taken on 06 Dec 2008 at 12:34    Image of day on 23 Dec 2008

A few minutes after yesterdays crow & buzzard montage the buzzard came back. Despite the air temperature of about 5C it was sunny and it was rising slowly in a thermal over the South sloping field to our North. We were quite surprised that this near the winter solstice even the midday sun had this much heating effect.

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Image Taken on 21 Apr 2015 at 15:18    Image of day on 11 Jun 2015

Our old friend the gap-winged Buzzard had a brief fly-by, of which this is an impression

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Image Taken on 31 Aug 2012 at 16:19    Image of day on 16 Oct 2012

... and then eat it in flight.

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Image Taken on 03 Aug 2015 at 16:08    Image of day on 08 Oct 2015

A wonderful bit of luck with the flyover of this Buzzard. Here are two close spaced celebration of the single flight.

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Image Taken on 03 Aug 2015 at 16:08    Image of day on 08 Oct 2015

We had hoped to use the vague cloud edges to make this an accurate montage, but just couldn't work out which edges were which, so made another 'impression' of the Buzzard flyover

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Image Taken on 06 Aug 2017 at 10:12    Image of day on 22 Sep 2017

Here is the Buzzard beak open as it cries, not too pleased to be surprised by the sudden appearance of a human.

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Image Taken on 22 Apr 2015 at 17:42    Image of day on 11 Jun 2015

We were thrilled to get a continuous unbroken sequence of 67 images of buzzard circling in front of us & then flying away. But trying to turn this into an accurate representation turned out to be a frustrating and argumentative session when image overlaps and alignments just didn't work against areas of bland sky. So here are 2 segments of the action - the fist 10 of these are accurately montaged at 5 fps, but the remainder are mostly guesswork and memory.

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Image Taken on 22 Apr 2015 at 17:42    Image of day on 11 Jun 2015

The featureless background of this twisting and turning Buzzard means we just show you the twists and turns as it turned to depart. The gaps between the images of the bird is about half what it probably was.

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Image Taken on 10 Oct 2010 at 13:51    Image of day on 11 Dec 2010

Can't resist a buzzard - the last of a sequence of 6 as it turned overhead suddenly caught the birds essence.

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Image Taken on 10 Nov 2016 at 14:25    Image of day on 20 Dec 2016

Here the Buzzard lands in a different part of the Ash tree, here just duplicating the landing perch to maintain a feel of flow.

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Image Taken on 31 May 2011 at 13:16    Image of day on 29 Jun 2011

Couldn't resist this detail from another frame.

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Image Taken on 31 May 2011 at 13:16    Image of day on 29 Jun 2011

After a mid-air argument with a Rook, this Buzzard did a circle round and flew right by the camerman at low level. For once the camera was set up just right. This is two successive frames arbitrarily spaced.

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Image Taken on 30 Jul 2020 at 13:01    Image of day on 05 Sep 2020

Some bright weather with patches of cloud brings out the large raptors - here a buzzard glides by looking for a thermal up-draft.

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Image Taken on 07 Sep 2018 at 16:40    Image of day on 02 Nov 2018

This Buzzard glided silently overhead.

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Image Taken on 22 Sep 2016 at 13:26    Image of day on 10 Nov 2016

This bird flew right overhead looking right and left as it went.

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Image Taken on 02 Jun 2013 at 09:53    Image of day on 15 Jul 2013

A buzzard made a lazy flight over the house where we caught this backlit moment with head turned as if a classic eagle! The nick in the birds right wing identifies it as a 'regular'.

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