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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 creates Thermals. This is an impression of a Buzzard turning in a thermal nearly above us.

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