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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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Sometimes I sits and thinks…

Posted in birds, garden, oxfordshire, photography, Uncategorized, wildlife with tags , , , , , , , on 24 May 2008 by bramblejungle
Sometimes I sits and thinks...Not much to photograph today – kites, rooks, collared doves as usual, some black-headed gulls (too far away). And woodpigeons, which I find quite attractive (since I’m neither a farmer nor a market gardener).
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