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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 8

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 14 Jun 2022 at 16:06    Image of day on 01 Aug 2022

This Buzzard wings past with this disgusting looking mess of very-dead Rabbit messing up the bird's aerodynamics. The voracious chicks will be pleased.


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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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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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