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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 20
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 11 Jun 2020
at 13:11 Image of day on 10 Jul 2020
A male Green Woodpecker checking over the Meadow post.
Ref: 20200710_d01_20200611_1311_085_fb6 green woodpecker male landing on meadow post(r+mb id@576).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'.
Ref: 20151221_e60_20151101_1235_086_fb3 greenfinch in flight just spotted challenger below(r+mb id@768).jpg
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 28 Jan 2020
at 14:15 Image of day on 18 Feb 2020
When we have put out this type of large un-caged Peanut feeder Grey Squirrels
often work their way around the bottom, scraping out fragments of
peanut. This series over a couple of minutes.
Ref: 20200218_d5c_20200128_1415_068-1416_090 grey squirrel circling peanut feeder 2-4+6 of 6 (montage)(r+mb id@1024).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.
Ref: 20171116_e64_20171009_1714_039+1657_036_fb2 grey squirrel with ruffled fur & landing after leap (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20140729_e64_20140521_1906_128+1837_124_fb2 grey squirrels leaping and making poor landing 30mins apart (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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
Image Taken on 17 Jul 2016
at 17:46 Image of day on 01 Sep 2016
This Heron circled a couple of times just to our south-east.
Ref: 20160901_df3_20160717_1746_077-083+093-099 heron circling east of plot 01-14 of 14 (impression montage)(r+mb id@1024).jpg
Image Taken on 19 Mar 2011
at 09:03 Image of day on 17 Apr 2011
This low-flying Heron didn't seem to notice us.
The long neck is often folded back like this in flight and sometimes
for hunting gradually preparing to shoot the head forward.
Ref: 20110417_df1_20110319_0903_098 heron flying low almost overhead 25 of 27 (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 26 Mar 2019
at 08:32 Image of day on 23 Apr 2019
Heron flies overhead.
We see far fewer Herons now that the Frogs and Newts have ceased visiting
the ponds to breed. Amphibians are having a terrible time
Ref: 20190423_df3_20190326_0832_155 heron flying overhead (crop 1)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 26 Mar 2019
at 08:32 Image of day on 23 Apr 2019
Eyes of Herons sometimes appear almost unreal.
Ref: 20190423_df3_20190326_0832_155 heron flying overhead (crop 2)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 22 Apr 2017
at 16:33 Image of day on 16 Jun 2017
Flying into the wind the Heron makes a flight against a partly blue heavens,
allowing the creation of an accurately positioned montage at about 7fps.
Ref: 20170616_df3_20170422_1633_047-050 heron flying overhead 1-4 of 4 (accurate montage @ 7fps)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 30 Nov 2017
at 12:21 Image of day on 04 Jan 2018
A Couple of hours later probably the same Heron made a fly-over.
This is about 1 second of flight before it disappeared over the house,
changing course a bit with the head not turning with the body.
Ref: 20180104_df3_20171130_1221_034+037+040 heron flyover 2+5+8 of 8 (impression montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 29 Mar 2013
at 13:02 Image of day on 06 May 2013
The late start to the season has the farmer out harrowing, seed sowing and rolling
in an intense week of ground disturbance. This heron also liked the opportunity for
some easy to catch protein from the freshly turned soil, and didn't
seem the least bit fazed by being surrounded by black-headed gulls.
No sign of any Frogs or Newts for us at all this year, and the Herons have not
had their usual feast. Ponds have been frozen for just about every night
for many weeks.
Ref: 20130506_a77_20130329_1302_153 heron hunting freshly harrowed soil among flock of black-headed gulls (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 20 Jan 2019
at 13:00 Image of day on 17 Feb 2019
This Grey Heron flies by us while making it's way to hunt in
a Winter Wheat crop some 300m away.
Ref: 20190217_df3_20190120_1300_178 heron in flight(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 05 Oct 2013
at 16:08 Image of day on 05 Dec 2013
This juvenile Heron (no yellow upper beak or crest) made a flyover
in gentle sunlight.
Ref: 20131205_a77_20131005_1608_088 heron in flight (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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