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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 15

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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Image Taken on 08 Nov 2013 at 07:26    Image of day on 29 Dec 2013

6 Gigantic geese made of water mist winging through the dawn sky.

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Image Taken on 07 Feb 2013 at 15:48    Image of day on 21 Mar 2013

A flurry of subtle grey feathers as a collared dove flies over the log

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Image Taken on 18 May 2015 at 17:47    Image of day on 19 Jul 2015

A selection of 4 images (in the proper order but not consecutive) of a Collared Dove flying by, arranged for effect.

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Image Taken on 16 Jun 2015 at 09:19    Image of day on 16 Aug 2015

This year this Collared Dove is making regular visits to the tree stump. These images were all taken well before midday and montaged for the pleasure of seeing the bird.

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Image Taken on 10 Mar 2009 at 17:32    Image of day on 30 Mar 2009

This pair of collared doves were 'playing' in the wind at sunset with the orange sunlight 'playing' over them.

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Image Taken on 04 Apr 2009 at 13:41    Image of day on 25 Apr 2009

Took us a while to identify this as a 'bee-fly' - then discovered we first identified one last year on 15 April 2008, so this sighting is over a week earlier. It is hovering in front of the blackthorn flower - you can see the wings as smudges left and right of the insect. Here is the 15 Apr 2008 Bee-fly on Leaf litter (click to view).

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Image Taken on 06 Aug 2016 at 14:35    Image of day on 29 Sep 2016

A Common Darter Dragonfly was repeatedly returning to this bent over Hop Sedge providing the opportunity for an image of the landing.

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