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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 36

Image Taken on 09 Nov 2008 at 09:56    Image of day on 22 Nov 2008

Light just right to pick up the colours even if the face is turned away.


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Image Taken on 18 Jan 2014 at 11:13    Image of day on 08 Mar 2014

Our first sighting of a Red Kite since Sep 2013, seen by chance from a Window followed by a stampede for the camera and better view. These two images taken several seconds apart show both sides of the wing.


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Image Taken on 23 Jan 2019 at 15:00    Image of day on 20 Feb 2019

A Thrilling couple of minutes as this Red Kite circled around our heads in some unaccustomed clear blue sky.


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Image Taken on 16 Dec 2018 at 12:16    Image of day on 27 Jan 2019

More detail of the Red Kite as the first 4 images above


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Image Taken on 16 Dec 2018 at 12:16    Image of day on 27 Jan 2019

Irregular sightings of Red Kites did catch this flight, accurately spaced at 7 fps, so just under 2 seconds of flight here.


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Image Taken on 28 May 2019 at 10:50    Image of day on 06 Jul 2019

A minute later the Red Kite was circling a little further away.
This is about 2 seconds of flight.


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Image Taken on 20 Aug 2017 at 07:01    Image of day on 07 Oct 2017

3 Red Kites spent a few days roosting in an Ash tree 150m away, and would be active soon after sunrise


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Image Taken on 18 Sep 2018 at 12:29    Image of day on 11 Nov 2018

For a couple of minutes this Red Kite wheels round us.


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Image Taken on 07 Oct 2018 at 07:52    Image of day on 27 Nov 2018

The sightings of our regular large Raptors (Buzzards, and here a Red Kite) have increased this week. These early morning rich colours are 'un-fudged'.


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Image Taken on 28 May 2019 at 10:49    Image of day on 06 Jul 2019

A Red Kite glides speedily overhead so we get an opportunity for some accurately spaced montages.


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Image Taken on 11 Nov 2017 at 12:25    Image of day on 20 Dec 2017

A Red Kite glides by quietly turning towards us, giving us a good look at the top of the bird you don't often see. Very close to accurately spaced.


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Image Taken on 23 Jan 2019 at 14:59    Image of day on 20 Feb 2019

A Thrilling couple of minutes as this Red Kite circled around our heads in some unaccustomed clear blue sky.


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Image Taken on 23 Jan 2019 at 15:00    Image of day on 20 Feb 2019

A Thrilling couple of minutes as this Red Kite circled around our heads in some unaccustomed clear blue sky.


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Image Taken on 24 Jul 2016 at 12:40    Image of day on 12 Sep 2016

A Red Kite made quite a low pass over, and we caught this detailed moment.


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Image Taken on 30 Dec 2018 at 10:44    Image of day on 02 Feb 2019

A Red Kite (one of 2 in the area at the time) made a few passes past us before vanishing into the distance. During winter there are rarely any 'Thermals', so flying has to be performed using hard work rather than gliding on up-currents.


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Image Taken on 30 Dec 2018 at 10:44    Image of day on 02 Feb 2019

This montage of the Red Kite is as accurately spaced as we can manage from aligning hazy cloud outlines out of this crop.


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Image Taken on 31 Oct 2018 at 11:20    Image of day on 18 Dec 2018

A Red Kite flying by shown in accurate positions at 7 fps (based on power poles out of this crop).


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Image Taken on 30 Dec 2018 at 10:44    Image of day on 02 Feb 2019

A Red Kite (one of 2 in the area at the time) made a few passes past us before vanishing into the distance. During winter there are rarely any 'Thermals', so flying has to be performed using hard work rather than gliding on up-currents.


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Image Taken on 08 Sep 2016 at 15:45    Image of day on 24 Oct 2016

A Red Kite appeared out of nowhere and glided majestically past but we soon 'lost' it behind a hedge. This is at about 10 frames/sec accurately positioned


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Image Taken on 22 Jun 2018 at 10:08    Image of day on 06 Aug 2018

This montage of the kite flying overhead is at 10fps (tenth of a second between images) and the clouds allow an accurately spaced montage.


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