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Birds, Insects & Bats in flight (outdoors) Page 42

Image Taken on 16 Oct 2017 at 12:02    Image of day on 27 Nov 2017

This single image seemed to us to capture the endless harassment Red Kites get from the Rooks - usually 3 to 10 rooks (sometimes FAR more) chasing the bird with one or two brave or particularly fit birds doing threatening swoops.
The orange tinge to the sky is from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia


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Image Taken on 13 Jul 2021 at 17:35    Image of day on 22 Aug 2021

5 seconds later (the camera runs at 10 fps so just count the frame numbers!) we enjoyed this oblique view of the Red Kite.


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Image Taken on 01 Nov 2020 at 10:01    Image of day on 06 Dec 2020

This Red Kite flew overhead for just a minute or so.


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Image Taken on 01 Nov 2020 at 10:01    Image of day on 06 Dec 2020




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Image Taken on 04 Sep 2020 at 10:37    Image of day on 17 Oct 2020

This Red Kite flew in a huge arc, providing the opportunity for some pics.


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Image Taken on 20 Aug 2020 at 10:42    Image of day on 29 Sep 2020

6 minutes later a Red Kite made a return pass with the head better lit.


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Image Taken on 22 Jun 2018 at 10:07    Image of day on 06 Aug 2018

A Red Kite flies quite low overhead.


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Image Taken on 17 Jun 2010 at 12:12    Image of day on 29 Jul 2010

This Red Kite made a momentary flyover.


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Image Taken on 09 Nov 2008 at 09:56    Image of day on 22 Nov 2008

Light just right to pick up the colours even if the face is turned away.


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Image Taken on 18 Jan 2014 at 11:13    Image of day on 08 Mar 2014

Our first sighting of a Red Kite since Sep 2013, seen by chance from a Window followed by a stampede for the camera and better view. These two images taken several seconds apart show both sides of the wing.


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Image Taken on 23 Jan 2019 at 15:00    Image of day on 20 Feb 2019

A Thrilling couple of minutes as this Red Kite circled around our heads in some unaccustomed clear blue sky.


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Image Taken on 16 Dec 2018 at 12:16    Image of day on 27 Jan 2019

More detail of the Red Kite as the first 4 images above


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Image Taken on 16 Dec 2018 at 12:16    Image of day on 27 Jan 2019

Irregular sightings of Red Kites did catch this flight, accurately spaced at 7 fps, so just under 2 seconds of flight here.


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Image Taken on 28 May 2019 at 10:50    Image of day on 06 Jul 2019

A minute later the Red Kite was circling a little further away.
This is about 2 seconds of flight.


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Image Taken on 20 Aug 2017 at 07:01    Image of day on 07 Oct 2017

3 Red Kites spent a few days roosting in an Ash tree 150m away, and would be active soon after sunrise


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

For a couple of minutes this Red Kite wheels round us.


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Image Taken on 07 Oct 2018 at 07:52    Image of day on 27 Nov 2018

The sightings of our regular large Raptors (Buzzards, and here a Red Kite) have increased this week. These early morning rich colours are 'un-fudged'.


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Image Taken on 28 May 2019 at 10:49    Image of day on 06 Jul 2019

A Red Kite glides speedily overhead so we get an opportunity for some accurately spaced montages.


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Image Taken on 11 Nov 2017 at 12:25    Image of day on 20 Dec 2017

A Red Kite glides by quietly turning towards us, giving us a good look at the top of the bird you don't often see. Very close to accurately spaced.


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Image Taken on 23 Jan 2019 at 14:59    Image of day on 20 Feb 2019

A Thrilling couple of minutes as this Red Kite circled around our heads in some unaccustomed clear blue sky.


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