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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'.


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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.


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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.


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Image of day on 18 Sep 2005

Robin flying off from the feeding site in the gloom of evening.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 arriving Robin.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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