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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 19
Image Taken on 06 Sep 2007
at 21:50 Image of day on 08 Oct 2007
We often see mice in positions we can't see they can land
properly from, and now we see that sometimes they don't.
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Image Taken on 06 Jul 2020
at 10:51 Image of day on 13 Aug 2020
We do enjoy these 'Fox & Cubs' flowers self-set around the house and providing
flashes of brilliant orange. The insects like them too.
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Image of day on 18 Mar 2005
First 'sighting' of a frog here this year would be this fun if
rather inelegant image.
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Image Taken on 27 Jul 2011
at 13:40 Image of day on 05 Sep 2011
This pair didn't have it all their own way - another individual
(probably a male) fluttered around them but they ignored him.
Ref: 20110905_df1_20110727_1340_106 gatekeeper butterflies mating on thistle down with another fluttering round the pair(r+mb id@432).jpg
Image Taken on 25 Mar 2016
at 12:31 Image of day on 27 Apr 2016
A few hours after the Buzzards found a nearby thermal, this glider spirals up in a thermal
on the sun-facing slope to our south.
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Image Taken on 24 Jun 2015
at 12:39 Image of day on 27 Aug 2015
This glider appeared in a Thermal. Taking a frame about every 2 seconds we hoped
to produce an accurate montage. But it would have been as wide as a desk so we have
contracted the gaps and simply softened the cloud discontinuities.
The Green arrow is the first exposure, moving counter clockwise.
Ref: 20150827_df3_20150624_1239_264-277 glider g-ckdo circling in thermal about 2 second intervals 01-13 of 14 (tight impression montage)(r+mb id@1024).jpg
Image of day on 24 Sep 2005
Gliders are among the more welcome aerial visitors being
quiet and graceful, unlike helicopters on their way to
Silverstone Racetrack and the military Chinooks which
shake the whole house. On 8 August we saw a series of
about 40 gliders gaining height in a local thermal.
Ref: 20050924_d60_03794 gliders circling se thermal (crop & proc) 2005aug08_16-33-38(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 29 Oct 2017
at 11:07 Image of day on 07 Dec 2017
A few fleeting glimpses of Goldfinches is augmented by this self portrait as one
comes in to land.
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Image Taken on 14 May 2018
at 14:53 Image of day on 28 Jun 2018
Goldfinches have done well this year, through we haven't spotted any of
the nests. The fluffy down in the beak was put down on the branch and
left there as the bird flew off.
Ref: 20180628_df3_20180514_1453_229 goldfinch landing on conifer with beakful of plant down put down before flying off 1 of 2 (crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 22 Sep 2014
at 13:08 Image of day on 01 Dec 2014
A couple of juvenile Swallows perched on main electricity cables
for what must have been a late brood for these youngsters to be
waiting to be fed - supplementary feeding 'on the wing' is more
typical for this time of year. Here one of the Juvenile Swallows
was briefly joined by a Goldfinch landing on the wire.
Ref: 20141201_df2_20140922_1308_010+011+013 goldfinch landing on electricity cable near to juvenile swallow 1-3 of 3 accurate adjusted montage @7fps)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20131114_df1_20130907_0802_397 great black-backed gull in flight(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20130617_df1_20130504_1526_114 great black-backed gull in flight(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20131114_df1_20130907_0802_385 great black-backed gull juvenile in flight(r+mb id@576).jpg
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 10 Dec 2019
at 15:21 Image of day on 11 Jan 2020
A female Great Spotted Woodpecker flies from the kitchen feeder/perch.
Ref: 20200111_e60_20191210_1521_019_fb3 great spotted woodpecker female in flight (id)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20110713_d3b_20110610_0638_224_fb3 great spotted woodpecker female skirmishing with starling male in flight (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 19 Jun 2019
at 14:32 Image of day on 30 Jul 2019
We have lost count of the Great Spotted Woodpecker juveniles, now
with the full spread from 'Feed Me' to 'I'll Feed Myself' including the
'I'll accept what's offered but find my own as well'.
Ref: 20190730_e60_20190619_1432_107_fb3 great spotted woodpecker juvenile landing(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20110709_d3b_20110601_0701_236_fb3 great spotted woodpecker juvenile landing on peanut feeder perch occupied by grey squirrel (crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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!
Ref: 20130930_d36_20130808_1758_015_fb4 great spotted woodpecker juvenile watching (q) wasp in flight (crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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