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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 28

Image Taken on 09 Sep 2018 at 12:17    Image of day on 02 Nov 2018

The Red Kite flying into a headwind, flapping rather than a relaxed glide.


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Image Taken on 26 Dec 2016 at 10:17    Image of day on 03 Feb 2017

A few birds in a flock of about 50 lapwing.


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Image Taken on 27 Dec 2016 at 12:49    Image of day on 03 Feb 2017

We slogged though the mud around the farm perimeter for a better view, but before they came into view they flew back past us.


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Image Taken on 02 Jan 2019 at 08:54    Image of day on 04 Feb 2019

One of the delights of the winter is flocks of Lapwing (also known mainly outside the UK as a Peewit or Green Plover) sweeping about in the sky changing from dark birds to flickering white as they sweep back and forth, the change often sweeping through the flock in a wave as here. These 4 images taken within a few seconds.


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Image Taken on 08 Feb 2009 at 11:01    Image of day on 06 Mar 2009

About 200 sheep feeding in the adjacent field have attracted Lapwing. Here one of the flocks flying overhead


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Image Taken on 07 Jul 2008 at 17:36    Image of day on 19 Jul 2008

The lapwing and heron flew over the middle of our patch 5 minutes apart, and these were taken from just outside the back of the house. Lapwings are not often seen here, Herons are.


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Image Taken on 11 Feb 2012 at 12:50    Image of day on 10 Mar 2012

A 'Closer' view of a Lapwing in flight.


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Image Taken on 11 Feb 2012 at 12:50    Image of day on 10 Mar 2012

For once a small flock of Lapwing came close enough for some good images of a single bird in flight. Spacing is arbitrary.


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Image Taken on 07 Sep 2006 at 01:05    Image of day on 15 Sep 2006

An old friend from our early (early 1970s) moth watching days is this Large Yellow underwing Moth. Never could get them to fly down our flight-tunnel to take their own photos, and here we get an interesting image without trying.


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Image Taken on 28 Oct 2010 at 12:32    Image of day on 28 Dec 2010

Over the Roof
Earth moving works on the adjacent farm has had the same effect on the gulls as ploughing - a flock of maybe 50 sweeping about looking for disturbed food. Here a part of the group of Black-headed Gulls in eclipse (the black spot is the ID) make a pleasing random pattern.


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Image Taken on 31 Oct 2011 at 23:41    Image of day on 23 Dec 2011

This is a montage of two leopard slugs on the side of the tree-stump over about 30 minutes around midnight. We are assured that this behaviour is definitely the prelude to mating. The initial frame looks like the initial nip the slug finding the invitational slime trail gives to the slug it finds.
The mating itself is an amazing sight - you can see a Video of it from a BBC documentary we remember seeing 'off air' at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtgPAQTJLQs


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Image Taken on 03 Jul 2011 at 17:45    Image of day on 15 Aug 2011

A couple of frames on from the above, the egret might have noticed us, but we are apparently in the 'harmless' category!


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Image Taken on 27 May 2013 at 10:32    Image of day on 07 Jul 2013

A slightly horizontally stretched montage (at about 7 fps) of a little Egret Flying past.


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Image Taken on 03 Jul 2011 at 17:45    Image of day on 15 Aug 2011

Another Little Egret flyby along the side of our patch. Even taken at about 7 frames/second these images are show much to close together to get them into one image.


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Image Taken on 27 May 2013 at 10:32    Image of day on 07 Jul 2013

Accurate montage (at about 7 fps) of a little Egret Flying past.


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Image Taken on 02 Oct 2012 at 12:38    Image of day on 06 Nov 2012

Its right overhead!
The uniform grey sky on this montage of the egret means we can make this 'impression' undoubtedly too closely spaced.


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Image Taken on 22 Jun 2011 at 11:08    Image of day on 30 Jul 2011

After several weeks of only distant sightings (usually just one) of a pair of Little Egrets, this one did us proud with this flyover catching the light in a magical way. This is 3 successive frames in the right order over about 0.3 seconds but montaged purely for effect.


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Image Taken on 11 Feb 2012 at 13:34    Image of day on 08 Mar 2012

The birds finally departed together, but never close for a satisfactory 'two bird in flight' image. So here is a montage of one of them approximately correctly spaced, the rightmost pair are correct, the left 2 estimated


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Image Taken on 11 Feb 2012 at 13:34    Image of day on 08 Mar 2012

A better look from the end of the sequence


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Image Taken on 08 Mar 2011 at 12:20    Image of day on 08 Apr 2011

We have seen 2 Little Egrets cavorting in the distance, but one did a very nice unconcerned fly-by. First a single image during approach.


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