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:

Kirigalpoththa said...

Nice captures!

Gypsy Lala said...

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.

Janiskay said...

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

Maria said...

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

Dewdrop said...

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

Sylvia K said...

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

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

Love your birds ... and sky.

clairz said...

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

Janie said...

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

Ellie said...

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

Photo Cache said...

beautiful shots. i especially enjoyed the first one.

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the birds in flight.

Regina said...

hello Eileen.
Those are amazing captures.

Happy weekend.
Regina

diane said...

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

Squirrel said...

Very nice captures.

Gaelyn said...

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

napaboaniya said...

Nice capture of the birds in flight :)

Ebie said...

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

Rebekah said...

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

Pietro said...

All wonderful birds images, I really enjoy them!

Martha Z said...

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.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
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Hilda said...

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

Riet said...

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

Camilla :) said...

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

joo said...

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

Gunilla said...

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

Gunilla in Sweden

nadine1111 said...

Super water and sky!

Grace Olsson said...

no commments, deare..just stunning and marvelous
congrats
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jabblog said...

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

Ann said...

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

diane said...

I'm not sure what a birder is but i guess it is someone who likes bird atching. You would like this post:
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This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

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

Pam said...

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

Luiz Ramos said...

Great day to watch birds indeed.
Beautiful.
Luiz Ramos

Naturegirl said...

Great captures of birds in flight!

fourwindsphotojournal said...

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

Elisabeth said...

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

Quiet Paths said...

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

Craver Vii said...

Great shots. Those beaks look dangerous.

J said...

I too like the one of them over the water.

April said...

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

Barb said...

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.

VALKYRIEN said...

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

syel said...

what a great flock of beautiful birds!

Maria Berg said...

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

Mike said...

Great shots! they're beautiful birds :)

hip chick said...

I really love that first shot. Very cool.

Diane AZ said...

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.

chrome3d said...

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

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

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

Thanks for visiting my birds blog.

George said...

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

Sharon said...

How magical that must have been! Beautiful shots!!

Wren said...

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

~Cheryl said...

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.

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

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

Adrienne in Ohio said...

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

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

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

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

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.

Tammie Lee said...

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

VioletSky said...

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.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Nice shots !!!

Lalaine said...

nice shots..I love to see birds flying too..
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Peter said...

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

Indrani said...

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

Tes said...

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

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful photos, the birds are amazing. Great captures.
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Bestemor Aud said...

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

Ruby said...

birds fly up in the sky! lovely shots!

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Sue said...

I was thinking I'd already left a comment. Your photos are awesome! There is something amazing that many birds in one place.

Natural Moments said...

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

Carletta said...

Excellent shots! I love the first one!

maiaT said...

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

Kathiesbirds said...

Love American avocets! Perfect Skywatch post!

AKO said...

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!

Vicki ~ FL said...

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

Evelyn Howard said...

These are great photos, thanks for sharing.