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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 38
Image of day on 02 Mar 2005
Territorial conflicts continue as the Robin chases off the Dunnock.
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Image Taken on 05 Nov 2016
at 15:29 Image of day on 13 Dec 2016
The second of two similar events a couple of weeks apart - a Robin
grabbing some peanut butter as first priority before it has even landed.
Nine minutes later a Squirrel had 'taken over' the site -
perhaps the Robin's tactics make a lot of sense!
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Image Taken on 01 Sep 2009
at 07:14 Image of day on 14 Oct 2009
And probably a different robin in flight.
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Image Taken on 25 Apr 2008
at 20:11 Image of day on 11 May 2008
The unusually sharp image of a Robin flying through the site
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Image Taken on 27 Dec 2006
at 15:59 Image of day on 09 Jan 2007
A robin flying at speed through the beam break is
inevitably a bit blurred but rather fun.
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Image Taken on 05 May 2009
at 18:42 Image of day on 31 May 2009
The robin menacing what the feather colour suggests might be another
robin. For once the flying bird is 'pin sharp'.
Ref: 20090531_d3a_20090505_1842_021 fb2 robin in flight (sharp) & threatening another bird behind log(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 31 Oct 2015
at 13:13 Image of day on 21 Dec 2015
An inter-species encounter at the kitchen window perch.
Ref: 20151221_e60_20151031_1313_065_fb3 robin in flight + greenfinch on perch challenging each other (adjusted crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image of day on 21 Aug 2005
Robin rising out of the frame to avoid an oncoming moorhen.
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Image of day on 10 Dec 2005
Robin appearing to fly straight at the camera. Imagine
being that size and seeing that coming at you.
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Image of day on 20 Dec 2005
A robin flying over the feeding area carrying a wisp of
dried grass or similar, possibly to line a roosting
nestbox or natural shelter.
Ref: 20051220_d3c_26566 fb2 robin in flight 2005dec16_16-39-26(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image of day on 18 Sep 2005
Robin flying off from the feeding site in the gloom
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Image of day on 24 Jan 2006
One of our ever hungry robins flying over a feeding sight.
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Image Taken on 14 Jan 2013
at 13:47 Image of day on 11 Feb 2013
This Great Tit looks a bit more than usually willing to defend it's position.
The peanuts in the feeder to the left may save its life in this cold weather.
Ref: 20130211_d3b_20130114_1347_060_fb3 robin in flight and great tit on perch threatening each other in snow (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 15 May 2015
at 19:47 Image of day on 18 Jul 2015
This year's 'truce' seems to be at an end now that parents are frantically
feeding their every-demanding chicks.
Ref: 20150718_e63_20150515_1947_055_fb1 robin in flight attacking chaffinch female on ground (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 19 May 2015
at 20:17 Image of day on 18 Jul 2015
4 days and a few minutes later we were surprised to find this almost
identical event again at the right edge of the frame.
Ref: 20150718_e63_20150519_2017_178_fb1 robin in flight attacking chaffinch female on ground (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 07 Feb 2013
at 13:16 Image of day on 23 Mar 2013
A Tree Sparrow getting an unpleasant greeting from the
Ref: 20130323_d3b_20130207_1316_029_fb3 robin in flight attacking tree sparrow on perch (crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 20 Aug 2016
at 19:38 Image of day on 09 Oct 2016
Robins have been flying low over the ground level sites providing
some clear images in flight, this one with the bird's shadow on the stone.
Ref: 20161009_e63_20160820_1938_235_fb1 robin in flight banking around stone (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 15 Feb 2008
at 13:52 Image of day on 15 Mar 2008
We sometimes see a robin hovering over water to pick off floating
food. While testing a setup to photograph this (even though it
was icy when they just land!) happy chance got this. The unusual
look isn't flash - light reflecting off ice has strange effects.
Ref: 20080315_d01_20080215_1352_005 robin in flight over ice(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 14 Nov 2015
at 08:54 Image of day on 27 Dec 2015
3 images of a (possibly just one individual) Robin maneuvering in the air over
the perch. 3 moments over 100 minutes arranged for artistic effect.
Don't interpret this as a 'bird in flight accurate montage'!
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Image Taken on 01 Mar 2018
at 13:35 Image of day on 10 Apr 2018
Robins are basically aggressive birds who suppress antagonism to their breeding
partner for a few months of family raising. So this is presumably an extra-family
affair as these two Robins squabble over who 'owns' the bird table.
Ref: 20180410_e60_20180301_1335_011_fb3 2 robin in flight squabble(r+mb id@576).jpg
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