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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 13

Image Taken on 10 Jul 2012 at 18:22    Image of day on 16 Aug 2012

This is a wider angle including the second bird cowering on the ground but calling anyway.


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Image Taken on 23 Nov 2011 at 15:50    Image of day on 30 Dec 2011

Down in the hedge bottom this male chaffinch is twisting exquisitely as it flies over a female or juvenile another frame height below.


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Image Taken on 30 May 2013 at 17:13    Image of day on 12 Jul 2013

The flying male Chaffinch's claws are curled so we think that this is a greeting to the female on the ground rather than a threat.


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Image Taken on 18 Feb 2013 at 14:53    Image of day on 26 Mar 2013

This male chaffinch is threatening a Great Spotted Woodpecker at the left, but the Woodpecker was not impressed


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Image Taken on 09 Mar 2012 at 16:53    Image of day on 14 Apr 2012

The Chaffinch and Robin seem to share about the same level of aggression and are often seen squabbling over access to the feeding sites.


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Image Taken on 11 Mar 2014 at 14:54    Image of day on 23 Apr 2014

"Look - no wings"
This male Chaffinch gives us a look at his normally hidden green back as we catch a 'bounding' moment in his flight.


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Image Taken on 10 Dec 2013 at 15:10    Image of day on 23 Jan 2014

A male chaffinch 'dropping in' to see what food in on offer. You get here the unusual view including the green back.


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Image Taken on 15 Jun 2012 at 19:34    Image of day on 28 Jul 2012

Possibly the same male landing in a flurry of wings on the top of a fir cone.


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Image Taken on 03 Dec 2012 at 15:39    Image of day on 13 Jan 2013

An elegant male chaffinch touching down on a fir cone. An unexpectedly large proportion of landings are on these rather than the ground.


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Image Taken on 05 Jan 2018 at 13:39    Image of day on 10 Feb 2018

Not yet quite settled on the ground, this male Chaffinch is looking over today's offering.


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Image Taken on 31 Jan 2009 at 09:07    Image of day on 19 Feb 2009

Chaffinch male twisting in to land on the log.


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Image Taken on 08 Dec 2016 at 08:38    Image of day on 23 Jan 2017

Barely touched down, we see this winter colours male Chaffinch with his claw tips barely on the wood.


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Image Taken on 23 Jun 2012 at 18:10    Image of day on 30 Jul 2012

Within the same 30 minutes this Chaffinch male got photographed at 3 stages in his landing approach. Horizontally stretched spacings.


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Image Taken on 27 May 2016 at 18:09    Image of day on 10 Jul 2016

A male Chaffinch making a near vertical lift-off.


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Image Taken on 12 Oct 2015 at 17:47    Image of day on 06 Dec 2015

A Dunnock with claws ready for action attacks an equally belligerent but positionally disadvantaged male Chaffinch on the ground.


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Image Taken on 11 Jun 2012 at 17:57    Image of day on 16 Jul 2012

No idea what was going on here.


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Image Taken on 09 Sep 2013 at 18:20    Image of day on 10 Nov 2013

Another image of chaffinches males fighting - here they are battling away both in flight above a spread of food.


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Image Taken on 13 Feb 2013 at 15:17    Image of day on 28 Mar 2013

The male Chaffinches continue their battle for access to the peanut feeder even in the snow. Meanwhile the Great Tit makes a beeline for the temporarily unguarded peanut feeder!


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Image Taken on 20 Jun 2009 at 06:49    Image of day on 21 Jul 2009

The male chaffinches are apparently still feeling territorial.


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Image Taken on 24 May 2011 at 18:10    Image of day on 05 Jul 2011

Our first 'Chiffchaff' (confirmed by the call even if it may be a sub-species) has rather taken our fancy. Here it is a montage of it calling from it's favourite perch on the mains wire between the house and the first concrete post.


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