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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 19
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.
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
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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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