Thursday, October 8, 2009

Skywatch Friday, October 9, 2009

For my Skywatch ..American Avocets, for more great Skywatch photos please click on my link.

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Being a birder, there are many times when I am looking up at the skies. On this day I was at Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge. It was a great day to see birds, on the ground, in the trees and in the sky.


This photo below is my favorite shot of the Avocets


These are American Avocets and beautiful birds. They are are seen a certain time of year and usually I can find them at Bombay Hook, Delaware.



Thanks for stopping by my blog. and thanks to Klaus, Sandy Ivar, Wren, Lousie and the Fishing Guy and Sylvia for hosting Skywatch Friday.

78 comments:

  1. Great shot especially the 2nd one, I love it. Well, life as I as it from your blog is wonderful! My Thursday meme is up, wish to see you there.

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  2. I just love Avocets! Such a neat bird to watch!

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  3. Your first picture is really wonderful!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  4. Always freaky to see birds like that... Alfred Hitchcock. Great shot!

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  5. Marvelous shots! Love the birds! And, yes, a little Alfred Hitchcock is right! Terrific!

    Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  6. Lovely, lovely photos. Thanks for sharing with your Skywatch pals, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  7. Beautiful birds, and you got some great photos of them, too.

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  8. Wow! You are good! Absolute pro! it is so difficult to capture birds - you got dozens of them in perfect sharp image!

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  9. beautiful shots. i especially enjoyed the first one.

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  10. Fantastic shots of the birds in flight.

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  11. hello Eileen.
    Those are amazing captures.

    Happy weekend.
    Regina

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  12. Great shots of the birds and the sky. I like the second one, they look like arrows heading for a target.

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  13. What could be better than a sky full of birds? A lake full. Excellent sighting and captures.

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  14. Nice capture of the birds in flight :)

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  15. OMG! I have never seen so many birds! Great shots and just a sight to behold!

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  16. Eileen, tomorrow (October 9th) is Diane's birthday (My Bird Sanctuary Dream Blog)! Please wish her a HAPPY Birthday! Thank you!

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  17. All wonderful birds images, I really enjoy them!

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  18. Wonderful, they are beautiful birds. They hang out at Mono Lake in the summer, a place where you can sometimes find me. They are probably gone now, hope to check it out next week.

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  19. My favorites are the first and the last because of their sheer numbers! Fantastic captures!

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  20. Beautiful photo's. Grerat shots of the birds too. Thank you for visiting

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  21. Beautiful pictures of beautiful birds :)
    Have a nice weekend!

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  22. Your photos are absolutely fabulous, could't decide which is my favourite!
    happy weekend:)

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  23. Beautiful birds. Lovely shots. Yes it remainds me of Hitchcock.
    Thanks for visiting me too
    Have a nice weekend

    Gunilla in Sweden

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  24. no commments, deare..just stunning and marvelous
    congrats
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2009/10/wedding-in-sherbourne-castleuk-at-skywatchfriday/

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  25. Marvellous to see so many avocets - great captures. Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Wonderful bird shots, I just love that first and second one. Thank you for sharing.

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  27. I'm not sure what a birder is but i guess it is someone who likes bird atching. You would like this post:
    http://diane-adventurebeforedementia.blogspot.com/2009/10/kimberley-and-top-end-part-15-territory.html

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  28. Eileen: What a neat look at the avocet is the sky, you certainly have a lot flying your way.

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  29. Your photos are so beautiful. I have never seen these birds before, they are wonderful. Lucky you :)

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  30. Great day to watch birds indeed.
    Beautiful.
    Luiz Ramos

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  31. Great captures of birds in flight!

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  32. Yes, it is a beautiful sight to see. Great capture.

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  33. Wonderful shots. Photographing birds is not an easy task...good job! Thank you for sharing.

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  34. Such graceful and fluid photos. Perfect for skywatch - just beautiful.

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  35. Great shots. Those beaks look dangerous.

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  36. I too like the one of them over the water.

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  37. Beautiful bird-filled skies and a very interesting looking bird (one that I've never seen before)!

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  38. Hi Eileen,
    I love the closeup of the birds in flight. I think it's really difficult to get such clear pictures of a moving target! Nicely done.

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  39. Wonderful shots of those beautiful birds!
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  40. what a great flock of beautiful birds!

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  41. All that birds love to see them and I loved the stone bridge, MB

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  42. Great shots! they're beautiful birds :)

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  43. I really love that first shot. Very cool.

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  44. Fascinating images, I don't think I've seen Avocets before. The second shot is awesome, but I love all the pictures in this series.

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  45. The third one was my fave too. The birds flying near the water is such a nice sight.

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  46. Nice looking photos of the birds on the lake and in the sky.

    Thanks for visiting my birds blog.

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  47. I like your 'birder' sky watch pictures. Your first picture is amazing for the number of birds you caught.

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  48. How magical that must have been! Beautiful shots!!

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  49. Great photos. I've never seen a large group like that in flight, let alone captured the image. Super!

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  50. What a fabulous shot of them flying! I look up and oooh and ahhh but don't think to take a photo. Very nice, and thanks for the kind words you left for me! I appreciate it.

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  51. Great shots...love the first one especially! Thanks for the visit and comment!

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  52. I saw my first Avocets this past spring in Boulder, CO. They are really graceful.

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  53. What beautiful photographs of these lovely birds in flight ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  54. Lovely shots of birds in the sky. I heard of a new (to me) meme, Motion Thursday, you might want to check out. They are so beautiful flying.

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  55. how wonderful to see so many beautiful birds! Lovely captures.
    Spirithelpers

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  56. The first one is great. It's always so exciting to see a flock of birds - and be able to get a good pic of them.
    Thank you for visiting mine.

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  57. Nice shots, we also have Avocets on the North Sea coast

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  58. Fantastic shot of the flying birds, I know how difficult it is to capture them when in flight.

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  59. Beautiful photos of birds in flight! Good capture, precise!

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  60. Beautiful photos, the birds are amazing. Great captures.
    Through Squirrel Eyes

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  61. Very nice pictures of birds! I love birds too, but it's difficult to catch them in the air. Well done!

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  62. birds fly up in the sky! lovely shots!

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  63. thanks for the visit in my blogs and for sharing these wonderful photos of nature!
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  64. I was thinking I'd already left a comment. Your photos are awesome! There is something amazing that many birds in one place.

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  65. I love the shape of Avocets. They are so fun to watch foraging in the mudflats. Awesome bird. I enjoyed the flying shots.

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  66. Excellent shots! I love the first one!

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  67. Your bird photos are all lovely.
    I love the first one especially.

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  68. Love American avocets! Perfect Skywatch post!

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  69. Yes, it really seems to have been a great day for seeing birds. I wish I had the same possibility over here. A very nice Skywatch Friday post!

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  70. Great photos, I have never heard of American avocets but they certainly are a beautiful bird.

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  71. These are great photos, thanks for sharing.

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
I appreciate all your comments and I will always try to return the favor and visit your blog.

Due to some recent problems I will not be able to publish any comments that include a link. I would appreciate if you do not include any kind of links in your comments. Sorry!
Have a great day, Eileen