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

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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Image Taken on 18 Dec 2011 at 09:00    Image of day on 21 Jan 2012

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Image Taken on 26 May 2011 at 19:19    Image of day on 21 Jun 2011

The Robin wants exactly the place the male chaffinch is occupying - of course!

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Image Taken on 26 May 2011 at 19:19    Image of day on 21 Jun 2011

The Robin is unusually sharp, so lets enjoy a close-up

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Image Taken on 02 Jan 2013 at 11:50    Image of day on 31 Jan 2013

The apparently joyous faces are at odds with the reality. Both birds want control of the perch to the peanuts out of frame to the left.

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Image Taken on 15 May 2006 at 06:14    Image of day on 25 May 2006

The delivery flight for the 06:15 breakfast of green caterpillars to a nestful of youngsters we know not where - there are lots of good places to nest.

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Image Taken on 24 Jul 2008 at 05:41    Image of day on 08 Aug 2008

Continuing our unintentional 'birds twisting in flight' sequence, this young robin's body is almost inverted with head almost vertical.
'Look mum - upside down flying - ouch'.

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Image of day on 07 Oct 2005

Make up your own story ...

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Image Taken on 13 Mar 2010 at 09:12    Image of day on 24 Apr 2010

No aggressive feet positions so we just can't stop ourselves seeing a faceful of joy on the bird at the left greeting his mate (single frame).

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Image Taken on 01 Aug 2016 at 16:29    Image of day on 20 Sep 2016

A couple of juvenile Robins tumble in mid-air with claws interlocked.
Never too soon to learn how to fight :-(

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Image Taken on 20 Nov 2007 at 15:56    Image of day on 22 Dec 2007

Robin just about to land on the stone - bet he slid off the slick wet stone!

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Image of day on 31 May 2005

A number of robin families raise chicks here each year. Here one is landing at one of the feeding sites.

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Image Taken on 22 Oct 2011 at 18:26    Image of day on 07 Dec 2011

Birds and rodents together in single images is not as uncommon as it used to be. We think this fieldmouse (wood mouse) is warning off the arriving robin. We have no idea of the outcome if a real battle ensured - sharp beak and 2 claws vs sharp teeth and 4 claws!

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Image Taken on 13 Jun 2016 at 07:48    Image of day on 28 Jul 2016

"An interesting mix for breakfast".
A scattering of 'Bird seed mix' provides this Robin with an unusually exciting selection for breakfast.

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Image Taken on 28 Jan 2009 at 11:19    Image of day on 16 Feb 2009

A robin had been bathing in a puddle at the flooded site and jumped up onto the log to have a good preen.

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Image Taken on 17 Jul 2007 at 20:01    Image of day on 04 Aug 2007

Taken one evening and next morning (both in sufficient darkness for the flash to swamp the natural light) this is a montage of a robin who obviously has a preferred landing style at the site.

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Image Taken on 18 Dec 2009 at 07:20    Image of day on 16 Jan 2010

An early morning visitor to the perch after overnight snow generating a lovely fall of powdery snow.

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Image Taken on 24 Mar 2013 at 05:31    Image of day on 28 Apr 2013

Between snow-showers, a Robin tries out poses for the next Christmas card.

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