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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 17

Image Taken on 17 Jun 2019 at 15:55    Image of day on 29 Jul 2019

A male Chaffinch about to make a slight mistimed landing on the edge of the Tree-stump.


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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 12 Feb 2024 at 14:36    Image of day on 08 Mar 2024

This male Chaffinch is already resplendent with his quite positively blue coated beak ready to start the years breeding.


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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 07 Sep 2022 at 13:33    Image of day on 10 Oct 2022

A male Chaffinch lands on the tree stump, providing a fine view of the normally hidden green feathered back.


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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 05 Aug 2022 at 09:24    Image of day on 18 Sep 2022

Chaffinches are aggressive birds, the males especially so.


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Image Taken on 20 Sep 2021 at 18:05    Image of day on 04 Nov 2021

A couple of male Chaffinches, neither willing to give up the contest.
He will swerve First!|


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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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