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

Image Taken on 20 Feb 2009 at 13:22    Image of day on 14 Mar 2009

Buzzards are occasionally circling over our patch making use of the updraft from the North wind to gain height. First the classic hanging in the air view.


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Image Taken on 21 Feb 2009 at 14:46    Image of day on 14 Mar 2009

And then a view that really makes it clear that this bird is a hunter.


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Image Taken on 21 Dec 2008 at 10:53    Image of day on 12 Jan 2009

For just a few minutes the sun broke through the clouds luring us outside. We were lucky that our 'noisy' buzzard chose this moment to make a lazy flyby against the clouds and a patch of blue. The lack a thermals provides a more active view than the usual hanging in the updraft.


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Image Taken on 22 Aug 2008 at 11:15    Image of day on 06 Sep 2008

As the grass re-grows in the field to North & East the Kestrels and Buzzards are taking an interest again. One that consistently calls in flight did a low flyby and a few circles.


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Image Taken on 01 Mar 2010 at 13:23    Image of day on 29 Mar 2010

Some sunshine on a cold day brought out the buzzards to use the thermals. But this one was flying by - these are accurately positioned successive frames.


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Image Taken on 24 Feb 2016 at 11:18    Image of day on 24 Mar 2016

What we assume is a family of 4 Buzzards in a thermal moved near to our patch (but mostly rather high). One of them was much lower than the others but still circling. Just an impression here.


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Image Taken on 06 Oct 2016 at 10:30    Image of day on 21 Nov 2016

An adult Buzzard turning away from us on the 'sunny side' with feathers nicely underlit.


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Image Taken on 13 Mar 2017 at 11:10    Image of day on 23 Apr 2017

A few minutes later the Buzzard flew right by us ...


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Image Taken on 25 Mar 2016 at 08:44    Image of day on 27 Apr 2016

Buzzards appear on some sunny days with 'puffy' clouds - one of the conditions that creates Thermals. This is an impression of a Buzzard turning in a thermal nearly above us.


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Image Taken on 20 Mar 2017 at 10:32    Image of day on 30 Apr 2017

A Buzzard flies by behind one of the Poplars lining the Farm Road


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Image Taken on 20 Mar 2017 at 10:32    Image of day on 30 Apr 2017

Buzzard in flight (part of a larger montage).


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Image Taken on 16 Aug 2017 at 16:38    Image of day on 06 Oct 2017

The Buzzard made this powered flyby as part of exploring the area.


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Image Taken on 28 Aug 2014 at 17:48    Image of day on 06 Nov 2014

3 moments from a buzzard flying past, spaced about 1 second apart arbitrarily spaced.


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Image Taken on 28 Aug 2014 at 17:48    Image of day on 06 Nov 2014

We normally try to avoid showing you images where birds are blinking or have their eyes protected by the inner eyelids - the nictating (aka nictitating) membrane - because it gives the wrong impression. But a sequence at 7 frames per second of this buzzard in flight had just one frame with the membrane over the eye as it blinked, so we are showing you how it looks like a diseased eye but is not.


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Image Taken on 10 Jul 2009 at 08:51    Image of day on 06 Aug 2009

From a nearby bridleway a Corvid-Buzzard skirmish disappeared out of site over the overgrown hedge. But the buzzard on its own then did a lovely flyover of which this montage probably represents between half and 1 second real time. Spacing is for effect rather than accuracy - actual positions unknown.


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

Some loud Buzzard cries over the CCTV system prompted a speedy exit from the back door to catch this wonderful creature quite low right overhead. It was so close that the wing tips on the left image are out of frame.


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Image Taken on 07 Jul 2014 at 07:16    Image of day on 17 Sep 2014

This buzzard flew by atypically close and we grabbed the moment. This is the 1st and 3rd of the best, but NOT accurately spaced against the bland sky


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Image Taken on 21 Jul 2017 at 16:32    Image of day on 06 Sep 2017

The Buzzard reversed direction and flew back past us. This is 3 selected frames closely spaced.


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Image Taken on 06 Oct 2016 at 10:23    Image of day on 20 Nov 2016

This is an accurate montage of flight at about 5 frames per second.
The blurry angled bar top right is an 11kV power cable that both provided the reference to make an accurate montage :-) and kicked the camera off-focus as it passed through the centre of the viewfinder :-(


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Image Taken on 28 Aug 2014 at 17:48    Image of day on 06 Nov 2014

Our favourite single frame of the Buzzard flyby.


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