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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 19
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.
Ref: 20161003_e60_20160811_1630_008_fb3 great tit juvenile in flight trying to catch (q) tiny insect (crop 2)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20060726_d3e_20060719_1722_050 fb1 great tit landing on log(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20150317_d36_20150202_1257_027_fb4 great tit landing with wings folded but rear claws still raised(r+mb id@768).jpg
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
Ref: 20130427_d3b_20130326_1425_215_fb3 great tit on perch defending from robin in flight (crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 16 Dec 2013
at 14:58 Image of day on 01 Feb 2014
The Great Tits had a good breeding season.
(We are sure the Sparrowhawk will be pleased as well)
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Image Taken on 14 May 2018
at 15:02 Image of day on 29 Jun 2018
We think that this is our first sighting of a Great White Egret, but our two
experts are not sure based only on the photo without any notion of size. The
bird had none of the grace of the Little Egret and was flying much faster and
more powerfully than we would expect to see in a Little Egret. The feet appear
dark - Little Egrets have yellow feet, but they can become smothered in mud.
Ref: 20180629_df3_20180514_1502_235 great white (q) egret in flight (1st sighting) 2 of 3 (crop for id)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 14 May 2018
at 15:02 Image of day on 29 Jun 2018
2 frames about 140mS apart show that what we think is a Great White Egret was
flying fast, even though it did have a tailwind.
Ref: 20180629_df3_20180514_1502_235+236 great white (q) egret in flight (1st sighting) 2+3 of 3 (accurate montage @ 7fps)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 11 Jun 2019
at 06:49 Image of day on 20 Jul 2019
A really soggy adult Green Woodpecker starts a rainy day.
Here begins 4 days of almost continuous rain and drizzle, during which
over 90mm of rain (3.5 inches) was accompanied by endless overcast
Ref: 20190720_d01_20190611_0649_165_fb6 green woodpecker landing rain soaked on meadow post 1 of 2 (crop)(r+mb id@432).jpg
Image Taken on 03 Aug 2019
at 09:14 Image of day on 23 Sep 2019
The flowering Mint has run riot this year after the warm spell gave it an early start,
and is attracting masses of insects.
Here a Greenbottle and a Long Hover-fly share adjacent flower spikes.
Ref: 20190923_df3_20190803_0914_004 greenbottle (lucilia caesar) + long hover-fly (sphaerophoria scripta) on mint flowers(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 01 Nov 2015
at 12:35 Image of day on 21 Dec 2015
A Greenfinch flying in to the peanut feeder has just spotted a rival
already in 'possession'.
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Image Taken on 10 Sep 2015
at 13:12 Image of day on 11 Nov 2015
The Greenfinches have suddenly returned after the summer, this
one making a not very accurate landing on the perch (dropping a
Ref: 20151111_e60_20150910_1312_022_fb3 greenfinch landing on perch(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 09 Oct 2017
at 17:14 Image of day on 16 Nov 2017
A silly montage of most likely the same Squirrel in action (right image came
first) and a quarter of an our later nibbling what is left of the food. We like
the latest 'layering effect' of the fur.
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Image Taken on 21 May 2014
at 19:06 Image of day on 29 Jul 2014
"Look Mum - No Paws. Ouch!"
We don't even know whether this was the same squirrel, but you get the idea.
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Image Taken on 21 Jan 2017
at 10:26 Image of day on 01 Mar 2017
It is easy to miss Greylag Geese flying overhead because they are almost silent.
Canada Geese calls can be heard before they come into sight, and swans powerful
wings whistle if they get close. So spotting these before they got to us from
behind allowed this nearly vertical above image. We particularly like the 4
birds at the bottom of the image managing to overlap but not hide any heads.
Ref: 20170301_df3_20170121_1026_077 7 greylag geese flying overhead 2 of 4 (adjusted crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 21 May 2019
at 08:16 Image of day on 25 Jun 2019
Hawthorn Blossom is forming patches of white hedge all over the area.
Ref: 20190625_df5_20190521_0816_012 hawthorn flowers with hover-fly(r+mb id@768).jpg
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