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What else is flying?

Posted in birds, flight, oxfordshire, photography, pigeon, Uncategorized, wildlife with tags , , , , on 1 July 2013 by bramblejungle

I thought I’d keep the camera pointed skywards for a bit, just to see what I could capture:Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)
A woodpigeon – plenty of those, but they fly fast so getting an “in-flight” shot was an achievement for me;

Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) in flight

A goldfinch: they fly in bursts, alternating powered flight with folded-wing gliding;
Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
A swallow, twisting and turning to catch insects,

Swift (Apus apus)

and a swift – as usual too high for a really clear shot, but identifiable by the wing shape and white chin.

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Basking in the winter sun…

Posted in "red kite", birds, flight, oxfordshire, photography, pigeon, Uncategorized, wildlife with tags , , on 3 January 2009 by bramblejungle

Not quite. It’s still close to freezing, and most of the birds are fluffed up to maximise their insulation – the great-tit and starling are barely recognisable. Still, there was a lot of wildlife in evidence this afternoon, including a red kite hunting and a song-thrush feasting on sloes. The large black bird on an aerial looks like the one that visited our bird-table recently, but I don’t know how to tell whether it’s a crow (Corvus corone) or a juvenile rook (C. frugilegus).

Winter snapshots

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