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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 13
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.
Ref: 20050522_d3e_16556 fb1 carrion crow in flight 2005may19_05-33-14(r+mb id@576).jpg
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
Ref: 20190319_d01_20190218_1450_040+1451_041_fb6 carrion crow landing on meadow post in heavy rain (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20180210_d36_20180107_1554_093+1557_094_fb4 chaffinch female & male landing on tree-stump at sunset 3 minutes apart (montage)(r+mb id@1024).jpg
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
Ref: 20120902_d45_20120730_1847_027_fb1 chaffinch female (right foot deformed) in flight(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20120120_d3b_20111216_1420_072-1422_075_fb3 chaffinch female 4 flybys by great spotted woodpecker male in 3 mins 1-4 of 4 (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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).
Ref: 20070401_d35_20070315_1608_003 fb2 chaffinch female in flight(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 17 Jun 2019
at 16:04 Image of day on 29 Jul 2019
A female Chaffinch flies away from the kitchen window bird table with a seed in her beak.
Ref: 20190729_e60_20190617_1604_029_fb3 chaffinch female in flight with seed in beak(r+mb id@576).jpg
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
Ref: 20150920_e60_20150719_1823_087_fb3 chaffinch female landing next to another + cloud of midges (crop 1)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20150920_e60_20150719_1823_087_fb3 chaffinch female landing next to another + cloud of midges (crop 3 - midge detail)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20140602_d36_20140406_1327_077_fb4 chaffinch female landing on tree-stump(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20140508_d36_20140328_1223_043_fb4 chaffinch female landing on tree-stump(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20170607_d36_20170418_1840_016+20170419_1851_051_fb4 chaffinch female landing on tree-stump (impression montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 22 Jun 2017
at 19:09 Image of day on 15 Aug 2017
A selection from 5 separate landings by probably the same individual female Chaffinch
are here accurately montaged into a representational landing sequence.
Ref: 20170815_d36_20170622_1909_023+20170623_0847_034+0555_029_fb4 chaffinch female landings on tree-stump 1+4+2 of 5 (accurate montage)(r+mb id@1024).jpg
Image Taken on 04 Dec 2013
at 12:23 Image of day on 21 Jan 2014
Turning in mid-flight, this female Chaffinch gives us a lovely
view of her face.
Ref: 20140121_e60_20131204_1223_045_fb3 chaffinch female turning in flight (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 10 Oct 2013
at 15:09 Image of day on 08 Dec 2013
A slightly half-hearted defence of the stone by the female
chaffinch on the left by the Great Tit coming in to land.
Ref: 20131208_d50_20131010_1509_012_fb1 chaffinch female warning landing great tit(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 25 Dec 2013
at 11:53 Image of day on 07 Feb 2014
We don't see much of the Bramblings in the Woodland area this is the
first sighting at the tree-stump. Judging from encounters elsewhere
the Chaffinch on the left will be an even match.
Ref: 20140207_d36_20131225_1153_068_fb4 chaffinch male (left) & landing brambling dispute ownership of tree-stump top (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image of day on 29 Apr 2005
We really don't know what is going on with these male and female
chaffinches. Family Spat? Showing off? Fleeing something and the
positions are just chance?
Ref: 20050429_d3e_15120 fb1 chaffinch male and female beak to beak in flight 2005apr26_14-31-06(r+mb id@576).jpg
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?
Ref: 20150210_e60_20141230_1012_038_fb3 chaffinch male and great tit mid-air squabble (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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!
Ref: 20121031_d36_20120926_1713_147_fb4 chaffinch male and robin in flight skirmish (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20130326_d3b_20130220_1305_185_fb3 chaffinch male and tree sparrow in flight squabble(r+mb id@576).jpg
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