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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 12
Image Taken on 30 Dec 2014
at 10:12 Image of day on 10 Feb 2015
Male Chaffinch attacking a Great Tit that looks all too
ready to defend it's right to be by the huge peanut feeder
just off the right frame edge.
Who 'blinked' first?
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Image Taken on 26 Sep 2012
at 17:13 Image of day on 31 Oct 2012
The male chaffinch on the tree stump is not going to let that
pesky robin come and have any of the pile of food bigger than he is!
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Image Taken on 20 Feb 2013
at 13:05 Image of day on 26 Mar 2013
An in-flight squabble between a male chaffinch and a Tree Sparrow
maneuvering to use it's claws.
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Image Taken on 06 Sep 2013
at 18:57 Image of day on 21 Nov 2013
A male Chaffinch banking in flight over the site.
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Image Taken on 04 Sep 2016
at 06:33 Image of day on 25 Oct 2016
A male Chaffinch, this one with still a trace of blue coating on his beak
remaining, flutters over the stone.
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Image Taken on 22 Aug 2016
at 19:09 Image of day on 08 Oct 2016
A glorious splash of colour as this male Chaffinch launches from the ground.
The normally hidden green rump (not as prominent here as we sometimes see)
always seems to us to be unexpected.
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Image Taken on 29 Dec 2013
at 15:42 Image of day on 16 Feb 2014
A male chaffinch flies over the site, nicely sharp.
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Image Taken on 18 Oct 2013
at 17:34 Image of day on 13 Dec 2013
A striking spread of wings from a departing male Chaffinch.
We just love the green back you don't normally see clearly.
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Image Taken on 18 Sep 2013
at 06:53 Image of day on 21 Nov 2013
A male Chaffinch flies over the site - nicely in focus for once.
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Image Taken on 10 Dec 2012
at 14:44 Image of day on 20 Jan 2013
A chaffinch flying by.
Note the green back you only see in flight.
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Image Taken on 09 Nov 2009
at 16:01 Image of day on 13 Dec 2009
A glorious male chaffinch showing us all his colours except for
the blue beak he has only in the breeding season.
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Image Taken on 25 Sep 2009
at 07:31 Image of day on 31 Oct 2009
A Chaffinch male caught in a very dynamic position.
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Image Taken on 27 Aug 2009
at 06:21 Image of day on 11 Oct 2009
There are a huge number of chaffinches about at the moment, so we
get more chances to get a really crisp image of a male chaffinch
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Image Taken on 25 Jun 2009
at 05:14 Image of day on 23 Jul 2009
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Image Taken on 03 Jul 2008
at 05:07 Image of day on 17 Jul 2008
The other end of the original is a yellowhammer disappearing out
of frame at the right edge of the frame. Don't know whether the
chaffinch was seeing off the yellowhammer, or something disturbed
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Image Taken on 19 Apr 2008
at 06:07 Image of day on 06 May 2008
Don't often get Chaffinches in full flight, so have to forgive
this one for leaving his tail out of frame!
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Image Taken on 26 Jun 2007
at 05:40 Image of day on 12 Jul 2007
This male Chaffinch is flying off with some morsel
from the offered food.
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Image Taken on 20 Feb 2012
at 08:03 Image of day on 22 Mar 2012
Male Chaffinch with his beak gradually turning blue ready for the
breeding season flying low across the photo site. It was chasing
another bird you just catch on the right edge on the frame.
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Image Taken on 20 Jun 2012
at 14:24 Image of day on 28 Jul 2012
A male Chaffinch attacking a female from another pair?
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Image Taken on 10 Jul 2012
at 18:22 Image of day on 16 Aug 2012
Male chaffinches seem incapable of meeting without squabbling.
This is one of the birds fluttering over his rival.
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