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

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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 20 Aug 2019 at 18:40    Image of day on 04 Oct 2019

This male Chaffinch is flying in to land.

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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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