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

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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Image Taken on 17 Apr 2012 at 06:50    Image of day on 14 May 2012

A couple of days later at the other ground-level camera a Robin and Dunnock having a serious go at each other.

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Image Taken on 23 Apr 2012 at 18:22    Image of day on 22 May 2012

Some sort of skirmish has left the Great Tit nearly upside down.

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Image Taken on 17 Jun 2015 at 19:19    Image of day on 18 Aug 2015

Robin are very territorial, and this one is having a go at the poor innocent juvenile Bluetit who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time! The original full frame needed selective sharpening to make the action clear, but it is a single moment as seen here.

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Image Taken on 22 Mar 2013 at 07:45    Image of day on 27 Apr 2013

Robin and Tree sparrows are forever competing for access to the nuts

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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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