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

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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Image Taken on 15 Sep 2010 at 18:15    Image of day on 12 Nov 2010

A fairly typical encounter at the camera sites, this time between a robin and a great tit. Note the capricious floating seed in front of the robin's beak.


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Image Taken on 02 Feb 2015 at 12:57    Image of day on 17 Mar 2015

This Great Tit is just landing. The front claws have just touched the surface, but the back claws have not. The wings are already folded.


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Image Taken on 26 Mar 2013 at 14:25    Image of day on 27 Apr 2013

Robin this time getting some resistance from a Great Tit. We expect the Robin 'won' anyway


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