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

Image Taken on 22 Feb 2010 at 08:52    Image of day on 27 Mar 2010

A sudden strongly wind blown but short staying snowfall gets sent flying by this arriving robin.

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Image Taken on 24 May 2011 at 16:37    Image of day on 26 Jun 2011

Mum or dad Robin flying in to the site's rock which we used to replace the log which the rooks threw aside with great ease.

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Image Taken on 15 Dec 2017 at 19:20    Image of day on 22 Jan 2018

Another landing on the tree-stump, this time by a Robin.
Not as spectacular as a Rook, but more colourful.

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Image Taken on 27 Mar 2014 at 17:55    Image of day on 07 May 2014

This perky Robin doesn't hide from the rain.

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Image Taken on 22 Jun 2013 at 17:16    Image of day on 03 Aug 2013

The robins 'owning' the area around this site have photographed themselves several times with these tiny caterpillars in their beaks. We don't provide Robin nestboxes - they prefer the extensive hedging.

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Image Taken on 05 Nov 2017 at 14:34    Image of day on 16 Dec 2017

This Robin took a photo landing at this spot in similar 'diving down' positions more than 10 times in a week. We think it must have a favourite perch quite close and makes a similar approach each time.

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Image Taken on 10 Aug 2008 at 06:21    Image of day on 23 Aug 2008

Most landings are perfect elegance (we could show you dozens a night) but they don't all go as planned.

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Image Taken on 01 Feb 2016 at 08:44    Image of day on 06 Mar 2016

Everywhere we go there is a Robin waiting expectantly for some corn. This bird, with no human present, is bending his ankles ready for launch.
If you don't believe that's the 'ankle' at the left bend of the leg, the 'knee' is hidden under the feathers. See

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Image Taken on 22 Feb 2010 at 14:59    Image of day on 27 Mar 2010

Later the same day with snow still about: "Stay off - this is my patch ..."

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Image of day on 13 Mar 2005

The male robins continue to show off.

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Image of day on 06 Feb 2005

A Robin poised for takeoff

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Image Taken on 23 Nov 2006 at 06:57    Image of day on 25 Nov 2006

A montage of (probably) the same robin taken 12 minutes apart.

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Image Taken on 16 Nov 2011 at 15:47    Image of day on 26 Dec 2011

Perhaps 30 minutes after putting out the bait at this site, the majority was gone and this robin seems determined that his beak was going to be the last to get the easy food.

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Image Taken on 19 Nov 2007 at 17:03    Image of day on 19 Dec 2007

The aerial antics of a robin twisting through a right angle as it leaves with a crumb of peanut.

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Image Taken on 02 Oct 2006 at 18:10    Image of day on 18 Oct 2006

Wings and feathers at every angle as this Robin effortlessly maneuvers in the air.

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Image Taken on 13 May 2009 at 18:58    Image of day on 11 Jun 2009

One of those moments that the patience of an automatic camera may capture for you. They are perhaps a foot off the ground.

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Image Taken on 10 Feb 2017 at 12:57    Image of day on 26 Mar 2017

Snow does nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of Robins for a little territorial squabble.

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Image Taken on 31 Jan 2019 at 13:27    Image of day on 03 Mar 2019

A bit of a squabble between these two Robins - the claws don't seem to be 'out in earnest'. Possible a potential pair trying to get used to having another Robin in their territory.

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Image Taken on 20 Oct 2011 at 13:16    Image of day on 29 Nov 2011

This time not so elegant - defending herself from a rook, upside down to bring her talons into use as a weapon.

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Image Taken on 22 Feb 2010 at 16:32    Image of day on 28 Mar 2010

In failing light a pair of rooks separated in flight - the top bird just flew by but the bottom one chose a totally inadequate twig to land on which immediately broke (see it in the claw in the middle shot) and it flew off. All over in half a second.

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