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

Image Taken on 07 Sep 2013 at 08:02    Image of day on 14 Nov 2013

An adult Great Black-backed gull flying ahead of a juvenile.

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Image Taken on 04 May 2013 at 15:26    Image of day on 17 Jun 2013

The plethora of gulls (mostly Black-headed) that descended for the harrowing and sowing of the surrounding field have gone, but this great Black-backed Gull made a nice flyby showing both sides of his wings nicely lit.

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Image Taken on 07 Sep 2013 at 08:02    Image of day on 14 Nov 2013

This gull was following the adult Great Black-backed gull shown above, and we assume from size and general appearance that it must be a juvenile.

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Image Taken on 02 Nov 2015 at 13:02    Image of day on 23 Dec 2015

This female Great Spotted Woodpecker looks lovely and clean after her moult as she flies past the kitchen window.

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Image Taken on 05 Apr 2009 at 19:20    Image of day on 04 May 2009

There are a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers visiting various places around the house. Do hope they are breeding somewhere near.

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Image Taken on 10 Jun 2011 at 06:38    Image of day on 13 Jul 2011

40 minutes later the mother Great Spotted Woodpecker defends her place from aggressor male starling.

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Image Taken on 01 Jun 2011 at 07:01    Image of day on 09 Jul 2011

A juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker arrives behind an apparently oblivious Grey Squirrel. When we first saw this we wished we had another frame a second or two later.

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Image Taken on 08 Aug 2013 at 17:58    Image of day on 30 Sep 2013

Is this juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker watching the wasp?
Is the bird planning to try and catch it?
We wish we knew!

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Image Taken on 01 Feb 2012 at 15:20    Image of day on 06 Mar 2012

Another squabble over access to the peanut feeder in the freezing weather. Not that there isn't plenty for them all.

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Image Taken on 19 Dec 2010 at 10:26    Image of day on 15 Feb 2011

An almost surreal mid air squabble.

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Image Taken on 20 Dec 2010 at 15:12    Image of day on 21 Feb 2011

An unusual view in the snow of an otherwise fairly typical aerial skirmish between a great tit and robin.

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Image Taken on 06 Jul 2013 at 07:46    Image of day on 28 Aug 2013

The original frame included a female chaffinch with back to camera threatening all and sundry, but the most satisfying crop shows just this Great Tit about to brave the Chaffinch's ire.

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Image Taken on 28 May 2010 at 13:47    Image of day on 01 Jul 2010

And an opportunity for this nice bird in flight - for once without a fecal sack as it leaves the box.

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Image Taken on 25 Mar 2007 at 15:45    Image of day on 10 Apr 2007

This great Tit was caught in flight over the site.

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Image Taken on 18 Dec 2014 at 11:38    Image of day on 04 Feb 2015

Enjoy the claws and their shadow on the wings of this Great Tit in flight.

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Image Taken on 21 Oct 2011 at 17:15    Image of day on 07 Dec 2011

Down in the hedge bottom a Great Tit shows off it's wings with lovely symmetry. The bluetit watches.

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Image Taken on 05 Jan 2013 at 15:34    Image of day on 08 Feb 2013

In a flurry of wings this Great Tit flies off.

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Image Taken on 27 Mar 2007 at 17:46    Image of day on 15 Apr 2007

Unusually clear picture of a Great tit in flight. In it beak is a wet peanut, and a flake of chopped bark (we have used to stop the sites becoming mud-wallows) stuck to it's chest.

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Image Taken on 11 Aug 2016 at 16:30    Image of day on 03 Oct 2016

We are always trying to catch Swifts, Swallows and Martins in the act of catching an insect, but this year there has been a worrying lack of opportunities. But here the kitchen window camera catches a Robin making such an attempt. We often see birds make sudden diversions that we assume are to catch some food item, but have never actually seen the target before.

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Image Taken on 19 Jul 2006 at 17:22    Image of day on 26 Jul 2006

Very hot and dry, a dish of water at each feeding station (this one hidden behind the log) has attracted this great-tit.

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