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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 8
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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Image Taken on 28 Aug 2021
at 16:35 Image of day on 11 Oct 2021
Buzzards can hover facing into a wind.
This one over the crop spends a few seconds stationary in the air (so separated here)
before diving down on whatever it has spotted.
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Image Taken on 04 Jul 2017
at 17:53 Image of day on 21 Aug 2017
After many weeks of absence buzzards have reappeared to the north.
Perhaps 400m away the Buzzard hovered momentarily in the wind before descending
out of view. The descent is accurate at 7fps but the first few frames are more
spaced out than reality.
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Image Taken on 10 Oct 2009
at 12:33 Image of day on 13 Nov 2009
A buzzard making a flyover.
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Image Taken on 31 May 2009
at 10:58 Image of day on 25 Jun 2009
The buzzards are also in evidence and flying quite low.
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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
This is an impression of a Buzzard turning in a thermal nearly above us.
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