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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 11

Image Taken on 02 Apr 2017 at 07:20    Image of day on 20 May 2017

3 Canada Geese circled past before turning into the wind to land in or by a lake by the brook.


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Image Taken on 02 Apr 2017 at 07:27    Image of day on 20 May 2017

A Pair of Canada Geese make a Flyby before disappearing into the distance. Accurately spaced at about 7 fps


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Image Taken on 28 Sep 2014 at 07:05    Image of day on 10 Dec 2014

We could have 'erased' the one bird breaking the symmetry of this Vegetarian society 'V' shape, but think the shape is lovely anyway. Birds fly in these formations to use the wake of the bird in front and to one side to get a 'tow'. At the moment all the geese fly off to the North East rather than to the local lakes.


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Image Taken on 28 Sep 2014 at 07:05    Image of day on 10 Dec 2014

When an image is overexposed and 'burnt out' we often make a negative of it as part of the procedure for correcting the highlights (which become lowlights where you can use gamma correction to selectively correct it). But as the negative appeared on the screen we both went 'oooo' and thought you might also enjoy the purity.


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Image Taken on 15 Sep 2013 at 06:46    Image of day on 17 Nov 2013

On a quiet morning around dawn we saw about 1000 Canada Geese in the distance and overhead. Unexpectedly we did not hear their strident calls in flight - only from the distant fields as they set off.


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Image Taken on 15 Sep 2013 at 06:47    Image of day on 17 Nov 2013

On a quiet morning around dawn we saw about 1000 Canada Geese in the distance and overhead. Unexpectedly we did not hear their strident calls in flight - only from the distant fields as they set off.


Ref: 20131117_df1_20130915_0647_149 canada geese skeins at dawn (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg


Image Taken on 15 Sep 2013 at 06:48    Image of day on 16 Nov 2013

On a quiet morning around dawn we saw about 1000 Canada Geese in the distance and overhead. Unexpectedly we did not hear their strident calls in flight - only from the distant fields as they set off.


Ref: 20131116_df1_20130915_0648_197 canada geese skeins at dawn (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg


Image Taken on 15 Sep 2013 at 06:48    Image of day on 16 Nov 2013

On a quiet morning around dawn we saw about 1000 Canada Geese in the distance and overhead. Unexpectedly we did not hear their strident calls in flight - only from the distant fields as they set off.
Although a montage (for a blur on the two left birds) this is what we saw - the bird feathers luminous in the glow of the rising sun.


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Image Taken on 10 Oct 2009 at 14:57    Image of day on 13 Nov 2009

We like to see buzzards, but the carrion crows are a lot less keen and mob them, usually without much success beyond a minor evasion. Although only one bird is in this frame, 4 of them were wheeling round the action.


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Image of day on 22 May 2005

The carrion crows are already feeding their young at 5 a.m. This one must have visited just after the camera memory card was changed in the hope some food had been left at the visit.


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Image Taken on 18 Feb 2019 at 14:50    Image of day on 19 Mar 2019

A day of heavy rain doesn't put the 'dampers' on the Carrion Crows.
As this Carrion Crow flies in to the post you can see water splashing above it's head.


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Image Taken on 07 Jan 2018 at 15:54    Image of day on 10 Feb 2018

Mrs and Mr Chaffinch just about 3 minutes apart as the sun sets.
Did you know that both sun and Moon move their own similar visual diameters in close to 2 minutes? Here you can see that the suns (rather blurred) disc is moving down and to the right shows about this amount of movement.


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Image Taken on 30 Jul 2012 at 18:47    Image of day on 02 Sep 2012

The female has a deformed or long ago injured right foot. We have seen this many times in ducks and geese (then usually caused by limbs being tourniquetted by fishing line) and they seem to manage 'OK'


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Image Taken on 16 Dec 2011 at 14:20    Image of day on 20 Jan 2012

4 Successive frames saw this chaffinch flying fairly close by the male Great Spotted Woodpecker within just 3 minutes. We are sure it was trying harass it away.


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Image Taken on 15 Mar 2007 at 16:08    Image of day on 01 Apr 2007

Perhaps this female chaffinch is the object the fight in yesterdays image (same site and similar time next day).


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Image Taken on 19 Jul 2015 at 18:23    Image of day on 20 Sep 2015

A capricious cloud of midges caught by this female Chaffinch triggering the camera as she aerobraked to land


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Image Taken on 19 Jul 2015 at 18:23    Image of day on 20 Sep 2015

Here is the cloud of midges in more detail.
When you are trying to stop them getting into your mouth or biting, you think of them as formless nuisances, but you can just see here that they are properly formed little insects.


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Image Taken on 06 Apr 2014 at 13:27    Image of day on 02 Jun 2014

A Female chaffinch blurring her wings to attractive effect.


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Image Taken on 28 Mar 2014 at 12:23    Image of day on 08 May 2014

Finally the female Chaffinch lands on the tree-stump. Her back is not as green as that of the males.


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Image Taken on 18 Apr 2017 at 18:40    Image of day on 07 Jun 2017

A female Chaffinch landing on the tree stump, photographed a day apart but at close to the same time of day.


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