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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 40
Image Taken on 04 Nov 2012
at 15:34 Image of day on 09 Dec 2012
We get so used to the plethora of Jackdaws and Rooks here that you can
forget what magnificent creatures they are up close.
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Image Taken on 23 Dec 2017
at 16:01 Image of day on 28 Jan 2018
We have several images, similar to this one, of a Rook landing
left to right on the tree-stump, just fitting the frame.
What a magnificent bird.
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Image Taken on 14 Dec 2017
at 15:12 Image of day on 22 Jan 2018
A Wonderful show of glossy plumage as this Rook lands on the tree-stump.
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Image Taken on 13 Dec 2016
at 15:33 Image of day on 23 Jan 2017
"Now what's there to eat?"
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Image Taken on 31 Jan 2018
at 16:27 Image of day on 04 Mar 2018
For a week or two a month either side of the Winter Solstice the
sun penetrates the trees at around sunset with the current layout
of this site. Here a Rook triggers the camera.
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Image Taken on 05 Sep 2011
at 06:54 Image of day on 24 Oct 2011
Whenever the wind is strong the rooks and other corvids can be seen
obviously playing or showing off in the updrafts over the fields,
and here at the top of the local Lombardy Poplar tree.
The top bare twig isn't really stiff enough for
their weight but that doesn't stop them trying to land on it.
Here we think the bird was using the beak as an extra grip.
Despite several tries it never got a stable perch.
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Image Taken on 03 Jan 2015
at 14:15 Image of day on 16 Feb 2015
Oh dear - we think Rooks look delightful.
That's what living with them for 25 years does to the brain!
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Image Taken on 23 Aug 2017
at 13:39 Image of day on 09 Oct 2017
Rough-legged Buzzards are said to be able to hover, and this one was certainly
flying very slowly - the image separation is about doubled from 7 fps. The 'Rough
Legged' term comes from the legs being covered in feathers almost down to the Talons.
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Image Taken on 10 Feb 2009
at 14:56 Image of day on 05 Mar 2009
A chance flyover of a shag right over the house.
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Image Taken on 09 Nov 2008
at 08:39 Image of day on 24 Nov 2008
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Image Taken on 09 Nov 2008
at 08:39 Image of day on 24 Nov 2008
A tramp across the adjacent field startled this Short-eared owl in
the grass perhaps 50m ahead. A new sighting for us here.
Apparently they are often seen in daylight. It flew about for a
minute or two before departing.
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Image of day on 13 Aug 2005
After a few years break skeins of Geese are again flying over the
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Image Taken on 16 Apr 2015
at 10:54 Image of day on 06 Jun 2015
Skylark rising - 3 frames at 7 fps shows the little guy climbing
into the blue. There seem to be several pairs in the crop to our
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Image Taken on 16 May 2012
at 17:42 Image of day on 08 Jun 2012
This singing Skylark montage contains 10 sequential images all taken in just
over a second and laid in two rows starting top left
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Image Taken on 17 Jun 2008
at 16:29 Image of day on 30 Jun 2008
This joyous little creature flew for us 4 times at various
distances and lighting. Here are a couple of the best images we got.
This is the bird that normally hovers like a speck in the sky -
we were lucky to get this one hovering low down.
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Image Taken on 07 Jun 2008
at 07:21 Image of day on 11 Jun 2008
This is a montage of a single skylark ascending, images a second or two apart.
This is the first time we remember getting a skylark image that is more
than a speck in the sky.
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Image Taken on 16 Apr 2017
at 08:10 Image of day on 03 Jun 2017
Here are 3 sequential images at about 7 fps of a skylark rising into the sky.
We have shrunk the gaps between the bird images so that you can see some detail.
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Image Taken on 26 Mar 2017
at 12:51 Image of day on 09 May 2017
The arrival of Arable farming brings it's own set of disappointments,
but for us a great plus in an explosion of the number of Skylarks.
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Image Taken on 16 Mar 2014
at 09:58 Image of day on 24 Apr 2014
A Skylark ascending, but with no points of reference we can't get
the spacing accurate. But the bird is gorgeous!
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Image Taken on 31 Mar 2017
at 13:32 Image of day on 18 May 2017
The male Skylarks have been putting on an enjoyable show.
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