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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 9

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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Image Taken on 31 Oct 2016 at 13:42    Image of day on 12 Dec 2016

A few minutes later (without any prompting from us) it took off and started flying over the fields, coming quite close to us for this unusually nicely lit portrait.

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Image Taken on 10 Oct 2019 at 12:43    Image of day on 29 Nov 2019

This Buzzard slowly circled overhead making the most of what little thermal updraft this bird could find.

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Image Taken on 26 Sep 2021 at 12:12    Image of day on 08 Nov 2021

Just after midday this Buzzard glided by.
Accurately spaced at 7 fps.

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Image Taken on 17 Sep 2019 at 12:48    Image of day on 04 Nov 2019

Here we see a Buzzard flying by, disappearing behind a poplar that also provided the reference for this accurately spaced montage. Just over half a second of flight.

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Image Taken on 10 Oct 2019 at 12:43    Image of day on 29 Nov 2019

This Buzzard slowly circled overhead making the most of what little thermal updraft this bird could find.

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Image Taken on 01 Aug 2016 at 07:40    Image of day on 18 Sep 2016

This buzzard appeared from our left and started to turn into the wind (blowing towards the post from our position), saw us and basically Panicked - claws down, twisting in flight and calling before accelerating into the distance. It is a shame that humans are so feared, but it is a good survival tactic.

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Image Taken on 19 Dec 2018 at 10:15    Image of day on 27 Jan 2019

Not many sightings of Buzzards or Red Kites at the moment, so enjoy this moment of a Buzzard powering upwards behind the power lines.

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Image Taken on 08 Mar 2009 at 09:54    Image of day on 26 Mar 2009

A different buzzard to 'usual' visitors flew over the brook to the north. This is a montage of 3 frames at about 8 frames/second accurately positioned by aligning the background details in each image - not usually possible against the sky.

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Image Taken on 13 Dec 2014 at 10:58    Image of day on 27 Jan 2015

The Buzzard then got disturbed from it's rest by a territorial Jackdaw. The jackdaw started about 2 buzzard lengths behind the buzzard in this accurate montage. We left the Jackdaw out for the next 2 frames as they overlaid the image of the buzzard in the preceding frames, but the Jackdaw was climbing fast and re-appears above the Buzzard for the last 2 frames.

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Image Taken on 14 Jul 2011 at 12:36    Image of day on 21 Aug 2011

We think we have a buzzard family of Mum, Dad and one juvenile using the thermals and updraft from local geography to go off and hunt. This one came quite close, banking as it approached (hence the increasing size left to right) and we couldn't resist this montage, much too closely spaced for reality but echoing what you see as your eyes follow the bird.

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Image Taken on 02 Jun 2009 at 15:26    Image of day on 02 Jul 2009

Our friendly neighbour farmer phoned us from his tractor with news that the 'buzzard has just joined me on the posts' and out we rushed to not be able to see it! But we were ready when it flew majestically over the hedge in front of us. Here is one of images.

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Image Taken on 20 Mar 2017 at 14:58    Image of day on 30 Apr 2017

Buzzard near our patch get routinely harassed by Rooks from the local Rookeries. This Buzzard (the lower bird) has unusually light plumage.

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Image Taken on 06 Nov 2018 at 07:59    Image of day on 26 Dec 2018

A Buzzard flies by, lit by the low morning sun.
These are reasonably accurately spaced and positioned.

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Image Taken on 06 Oct 2016 at 10:22    Image of day on 20 Nov 2016

For about 20 minutes the local 'Buzzard family' of 2 adults and 2 juveniles circled in the air over the adjoining farmland and our patch.

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