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

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

Here over 2 seconds you see the Red Kite 'rolling' to give us views of top and bottom of the wings.


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Image Taken on 24 Sep 2016 at 12:36    Image of day on 12 Nov 2016

This Red Kite made a graceful turn in front of us over perhaps 4 seconds. Bird spacings are just for appearance.


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Image Taken on 21 Oct 2018 at 15:22    Image of day on 12 Dec 2018

This Red Kite makes an appearance, shown here turning over about 2 seconds.


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Image Taken on 08 Jan 2019 at 14:19    Image of day on 11 Feb 2019

In a currently rare spell of sunshine, one of two Red Kites on the wing at the same time makes an elegant glide past us.


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Image Taken on 08 Dec 2017 at 12:29    Image of day on 15 Jan 2018

This Red Kite flew past us really rather slowly against the northerly wind, much more interested in eating his most recent kill than in the humans on the ground. Read this sequence right to left.


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Image Taken on 08 Dec 2017 at 12:29    Image of day on 15 Jan 2018

As good an image of the Red Kite as we got at full resolution as it eat it's prey (looks like a pigeon) on the wing.


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Image Taken on 08 Dec 2017 at 12:31    Image of day on 15 Jan 2018

Still with the prize in it's talons, the Red Kite landed in a distant tree at the brook where it continued to devour the remains.


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Image Taken on 01 Sep 2018 at 10:05    Image of day on 25 Oct 2018

Not in this Red Kite's finest appearance, but a stunning moment circling overhead.


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Image Taken on 01 Sep 2018 at 10:05    Image of day on 25 Oct 2018

After flying overhead, the Red Kite flies off.


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Image Taken on 15 Aug 2018 at 00:57    Image of day on 06 Oct 2018

This is a Red Underwing Moth flying over the ground, complete with shadow to lower right. We have no record of seeing this moth since 2011, and very few images of any of the 'Underwing' moths in flight - they are reluctant to fly in our 'flight tunnel' though we did manage a few pics in 2009 to 2011.


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Image Taken on 29 May 2015 at 15:06    Image of day on 01 Aug 2015

Looking over the farm hedge this Red-Legged partridge was startled into flight. This first image caught the bird flying over the untidy 'turning' area of the farm road which is loose tarmac lumps.


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Image Taken on 29 May 2015 at 15:06    Image of day on 01 Aug 2015

The short flight and rather clumsy landing as one sequence. The hazy green sections are overgrowth from the hedge that the low angle and being only part way up the mound resulted in. This also confused the camera's continuous auto-focus into making the images rather irregular as it tried to make sense of the focus point information. The stuttering final stop is genuine.


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Image Taken on 29 May 2015 at 15:06    Image of day on 01 Aug 2015

'Plucked' (sorry) from the montage is a better view of the landing, a sort of bounce along affair that is shown accurately here. Landing on the hard concrete is not the Red-Legged partridge best landing surface.


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Image of day on 09 Feb 2006

Our sole remaining local farmer has taken up digital photography and kindly let us have this image he captured of a Ringed Plover flock wheeling through the evening gloom over his farm. We saw the flock in the distance but couldn't even identify them.


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Image Taken on 04 Apr 2014 at 19:44    Image of day on 02 Jun 2014

Robin and Dunnock disputing the right to occupy the site!


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Image Taken on 25 Nov 2007 at 17:29    Image of day on 29 Dec 2007

Although probably a line-of-site effect, this juxtaposition of Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) and Robin has a certain drama.


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Image Taken on 19 Feb 2018 at 15:28    Image of day on 26 Mar 2018

Peaceful co-existence - for a few months of breeding season anyway


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Image Taken on 29 Jul 2017 at 18:28    Image of day on 13 Sep 2017

A Robin on the ground threatens another flying over, while ignoring the female Chaffinches on either side.
Robins look lovely but are aggressive little birds.


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Image Taken on 26 Nov 2008 at 15:35    Image of day on 18 Dec 2008

As the robin takes off some corn grains and a fallen leaf go flying as well.


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Image Taken on 22 Oct 2017 at 10:20    Image of day on 30 Nov 2017

Not quite crossing in mid-air, this Robin and Dunnock apparently about to collide makes a fun visual image. The shadows in the original image indicate that the Dunnock is about a third of a metre (1 foot) in front of the Robin.


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