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

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

The male Skylarks have been putting on an enjoyable show.


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Image Taken on 17 Jun 2008 at 16:29    Image of day on 30 Jun 2008

Skylarks seem to spend some their time in flight with wings closed. Do wish we could include the liquid song, but even if we recorded it the noise from the camera would drown it out.


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