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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 20

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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'.

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Image Taken on 26 Jul 2022 at 19:34    Image of day on 09 Sep 2022

We no longer see much of Great Spotted Woodpeckers on feeders near the house - at this time of year there is masses of 'natural' food available. But this juvenile sweeps in with aplomb to check out the hedge bottom.

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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 25 Jun 2021 at 18:19    Image of day on 29 Jul 2021

Here are two juvenile Great Spotted Woodpeckers - what is going on we can only guess. We often see juvenile Woodpeckers mistakenly begging from each other!

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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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