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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 41

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 plot.


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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 east.


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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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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 26 Mar 2017 at 13:01    Image of day on 09 May 2017

This Skylark started a traverse before gaining much height, singing all the way.


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Image Taken on 13 Apr 2017 at 07:13    Image of day on 31 May 2017

The sweet sound of Skylarks help you find them in the sky as they rise up to defend their territory with music.


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Image Taken on 26 Mar 2017 at 13:04    Image of day on 09 May 2017

This is an accurate montage of a Skylark flight over a bit over 1 second. The turning of head, slowing down and dropping at the end seems to be genuine.


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Image Taken on 16 Apr 2017 at 08:14    Image of day on 03 Jun 2017

Birds don't make facial expressions, but we can only see 'Joy' in this Skylark.


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Image Taken on 31 Mar 2017 at 13:33    Image of day on 18 May 2017

This is a fairly accurate montage of this Skylark initially dropping down and then using the speed gained to climb up again.


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