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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 38

Image Taken on 24 Oct 2008 at 15:17    Image of day on 11 Nov 2008

In this following frame the bat has it's tail covering it's mouth probably adjusting the bite on the fly. It was 'banking' with wings vertical by then, but its so hard to interpret that we have turned the image to 'normal' to help you work it out.


Ref: 20081111_dc1_20081024_1517_068 pipistrelle bat in flight (turned 90 left) with tail membrane pulled over mouth (web version)(r+mb id@576).jpg


Image Taken on 26 Sep 2008 at 18:04    Image of day on 14 Oct 2008

45 minutes before sunset this single pipistrelle bat spent at least 15 minutes over the ponds and rough grass hunting insects. Good for us for some pictures of a species so small and fast that it is hard to get anything at night, but not so good for the bat who must be very hungry to come out so early. He seemed to get a good feed. Didn't see him/her the next evening.


Ref: 20081014_dc1_20080926_1804_140 pipistrelle bat in flight before sunset (web crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg


Image Taken on 24 Oct 2008 at 15:17    Image of day on 11 Nov 2008

Almost a month after the last occurrence we saw a Pipistrelle bat in the day time - this time about 3 p.m. The bat has what looks like some sort of fly in it's mouth. Shortly after this it disappeared back into the loft through an 'impossibly' small slit.


Ref: 20081111_dc1_20081024_1517_067 pipistrelle bat in flight with insect in mouth in daytime (web crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg


Image Taken on 08 Dec 2015 at 12:21    Image of day on 18 Jan 2016

Here the farmer is going round the outside edges of his work where the plough is too long to work the soil close to the hedges.


Ref: 20160118_df3_20151208_1221_192 ploughing close to leamington farm with gulls overhead (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg


Image of day on 23 Jul 2005

Most plume moths appear as a white stick 'T' shape when resting, but in flight multiple feather-like plumes form the wings. Here they are partly spread.


Ref: 20050723_d3e_21394 fb1 plume moth in flight 2005jul18_23-31-14(r+mb id@576).jpg


Image Taken on 11 Jun 2017 at 07:28    Image of day on 04 Aug 2017

An early flowering Poppy we found in a sheltered patch near the Farm road entrance. The Insect is a Marmalade Hover-fly.


Ref: 20170804_df3_20170611_0728_043 poppy flower + marmalade hover-fly by fence at farm entrance (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg


Image Taken on 01 Aug 2008 at 05:04    Image of day on 18 Aug 2008

Hope you laugh at this is much as we did. Nothing else animate in the original frame, so no real idea what it's doing.
Practicing for the Rabbit Olympic High-jump, maybe?


Ref: 20080818_d3a_20080801_0504_047 fb2 rabbit landing on front paws(r+mb id@576).jpg


Image Taken on 01 Feb 2020 at 15:05    Image of day on 26 Feb 2020

The Red Kite circling the patch provided some good opportunities for photos.


Ref: 20200226_df3_20200201_1505_091 red kite 3 minutes circling in strong wind 009 of 106 (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg


Image Taken on 01 Feb 2020 at 15:05    Image of day on 25 Feb 2020

Stepping out of the house revealed this Red Kite hanging close by in the sky, facing into the wind and sun. The bird proceeded to make 3 slow circles over about 3 minutes. The enforced slow progress provided a rare opportunity here for lots of Red Kite Photos.


Ref: 20200225_df3_20200201_1505_106 red kite 3 minutes circling in strong wind 014 of 106 (crop)(r+mb id@1024).jpg


Image Taken on 01 Feb 2020 at 15:06    Image of day on 26 Feb 2020

The Red Kite circling the patch provided some good opportunities for photos.


Ref: 20200226_df3_20200201_1506_234-238 red kite 3 minutes circling in strong wind 047-051 of 106 (montage)(r+mb id@1024).jpg


Image Taken on 01 Feb 2020 at 15:06    Image of day on 26 Feb 2020

The Red Kite circling the patch provided some good opportunities for photos.


Ref: 20200226_df3_20200201_1506_283-316 red kite 3 minutes circling in strong wind 054-061 of 106 (montage)(r+mb id@1024).jpg


Image Taken on 01 Feb 2020 at 15:07    Image of day on 26 Feb 2020

And away the Red Kite flies to the south.


Ref: 20200226_df3_20200201_1507_406-416 red kite 3 minutes circling in strong wind 094-104 of 106 (montage alt frames)(r+mb id@1024).jpg


Image Taken on 01 Feb 2020 at 15:05    Image of day on 25 Feb 2020

Sun in you eye, or not, changes the size of your, or this Red Kite's, Iris.


Ref: 20200225_df3_20200201_1505_077+082 red kite 3 minutes circling in strong wind comparing iris 006+008 of 106 (montage)(r+mb id@1024).jpg


Image Taken on 01 Feb 2020 at 15:05    Image of day on 25 Feb 2020

A chance for the view of the top of the Red Kite's wings properly lit.


Ref: 20200225_df3_20200201_1505_127 red kite 3 minutes circling in strong wind top view 015 of 106 (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg


Image Taken on 16 Oct 2017 at 12:01    Image of day on 27 Nov 2017

The sky had a definite orange tinge from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia, but our focus was on this lovely Red Kite and we didn't notice until we looked at the images later.


Ref: 20171127_df3_20171016_1201_026-032 red kite banking in flight 1-7 of 7 (impression montage @ 7fps)(r+mb id@1024).jpg


Image Taken on 17 Jul 2018 at 11:10    Image of day on 06 Sep 2018

A second and a half of action as this Red Kite flies by and then banks towards us.


Ref: 20180906_df3_20180717_1110_069-079 red kite banking in flight showing top of wing 01-11 of 11 (accurate montage @7fps)(r+mb id@1024).jpg


Image Taken on 31 Aug 2018 at 16:00    Image of day on 25 Oct 2018

A Red kite circling overhead.
What a mess the moult makes of the normally pristine feathers.


Ref: 20181025_df3_20180831_1600_057-087 red kite circling @7fps (montage every 6th frame)(r+mb id@768).jpg


Image Taken on 04 Aug 2018 at 15:48    Image of day on 23 Sep 2018

In the hot afternoon sun in a cloudless sky, this Red Kite started drawing circles in the sky as it gained height. The bird made a lovely swoop coming quite close to us. From the 42 pics we took (at 7fps) we selected these 8 to make a close spaced impression. Pics about 2/3 second apart.


Ref: 20180923_df3_20180804_1548_216-1549_256 red kite circling in thermal 1-8 of 8 (compact montage @7fps about every 5th)(r+mb id@1024).jpg


Image Taken on 01 May 2015 at 12:18    Image of day on 24 Jun 2015

This Red Kite flew by quite close to us and we captured these 4 images about a half second apart. The bland sky gives us no way to recreate the positions accurately so they are much too close.


Ref: 20150624_df3_20150501_1218_069+072+075+076 red kite circling quite low (discontinuous) 01-04 of 18 (montage)(r+mb id@1024).jpg


Image Taken on 01 May 2015 at 12:18    Image of day on 24 Jun 2015

As the Red Kite circled it moved against some cloud edges, allowing us an accurate montage at 5 fps giving a better idea of flight speed.


Ref: 20150624_df3_20150501_1218_117-119 red kite circling quite low (discontinuous) 15-17 of 18 (accurate montage @5fps)(r+mb id@768).jpg


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