Thursday, August 18, 2011

SWF>>>>Reservoir Sky

I am link up with Skywatch Friday  and I am also adding Klaus"s website Klaus Virtua Gallery.

We all have Klaus to thank for Skywatch Friday. He was a great photographer and friend to many. I've never met him but I really did enjoy his photos. Klaus's bird photos are some of the best I have ever seen. I have to say I am sure I am not the only one who will miss Klaus and his great photography. My deepest sympathy to Klaus's family and friends.

My sky included a juvenile eagle seen over my bird study site at the reservoir. It flew around the clear cut area in a circle, a very cool sight to watch.

It reminded me of the Steve Miller song Fly Like an Eagle. "I want to fly like an eagle, To the sea, Fly like an eagle, Let my Spirit carry me, I want to fly like an eagle, Till I'm Free, Oh, Lord through the revolution.

These shots are fuzzy since I cropped them for a closer look. On the juvenile eagle you can see the white underwing coverts.



Another regular bird seen and heard at my study site the Great Crested Flycatcher. I like its yellow belly. This bird was always in one of the trees next to the clear cut and was very vocal.

A shot of the sky over the reservoir.


I hope you enjoyed my skies and to see more gorgeous skies from around the world click here Skywatch Friday.  Thanks to the host of Skywatch: Sylvia, Wren and Sandy and most of all to Klaus.

Thanks for visiting my skywatch post, I hope your weekend is great...Happy Birding!!!

52 comments:

Diane Writes said...

Hello Eileen! I just love the last picture, it's so breathtaking.

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Eagle floating on currents.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Love the one of the flycatcher!!!

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rainfield61 said...

If I am an eagle, I'll fly like an eagle, never like a man.

Dan Huber said...

very nice Eileen

dan

diane b said...

Love the eagles soaring, always hard to capture.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice lake photograph. Looks like a deep one to me.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Seeing Bald Eagles is exciting! Nice shots! Wishing you a fabulously nice day today!

TexWisGirl said...

lovely, peaceful shot at the end...

Icy BC said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen, and the last shot is spectacular!

Calling Ravens said...

Beautiful skies and photos Eileen!
Have a great weekend!

forestwalk/laura k said...

beautiful sky watching shots!!
if i could be an animal...my choice would definitely be a bird...i've done enough flying over roof tops...and through the clouds...in my dreams...it seems only natural!

Francisca said...

A lovely tribute to Klaus, Eileen. I want to fly like an eagle too. :-)

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful pictures of the eagle. I never come that close to it..
Happy weekend!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A stunning collection of photos, especially the eagle in flight!

Kel said...

a flying eagle has so much symbolism, little wonder many of us say we want to fly like them

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful tribute to Klaus, Eileen! And I, too, want to fly like an eagle! Superb captures! Thank you! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

ρομπερτ said...

amazing !



daily athens

Kim, USA said...

I agree with you Eileen, Klaus has the best bird photography. We all gonna missed him. ^_^ Beautiful shots!

SWF

Vicky said...

Awesome captures Eileen!!!Have a nice SWF

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shot of bird in the sky.

Kathiesbirds said...

Nice Photos Eileen and a very nice tribute to Klaus. You are right, he will be missed.

I have yet to see a Great Crested flycatcher up her! Drats!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great skywatch pictures, Eileen. Love that Eagle... Beautiful shots...
Hugs,
Betsy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful beautiful skies (and birds) and thank you for the link to Klaus' photos.

Karen said...

A terrific series of shots. Love the soaring eagle!

ladyfi said...

What lovely blue skies! That eagle looks peaceful. Amazing shots.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

So peaceful - thanks for sharing your day.

Elaine said...

Very nice!

joo said...

I love the second shot the most! Beautiful photos Eileen!
Have a great weekend:)

Kilauea Poetry said...

Beautiful captures of these fabulous birds in flight Eileen..love the green surrounding the pretty flycatcher. The water looks calm..wishing you a great day-

Ann said...

a friend chose a soaring gannet and quoted your quote, he wanted to fly free.

clairz said...

Wonderful water and bird shots, Eileen, and a good memorial for Klaus.

Gary said...

Good series Eileen!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

eden said...

Great captures. Love all your photos.

Have a great weekend.

Cassy said...

Beautiful shots!
My favorite is the is the first and second photos as the bird soar high. I also love the blue sky.

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

thomas said...

Nice shots Eileen,
Klaus and his beautiful photos,
God loves him more.

My SWF

Dhemz said...

awwww...pretty cool shots!

thanks for dropping by @ explorerminded.com

forgetmenot said...

Eileen, Yes, Klaus did take beautiful pictures. Your eagle is great--fly like an eagle-seems so fitting right now. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie ;)

EcoRover said...

Nice shots Eileen--a young golden?

Lina Gustina said...

A nice tribute.

Love all your shots :)
Thanks for dropping by...

Cheri said...

Nice tribute to Klaus - very apropo. Happy weekend.

Carolina Mts

Lew said...

Great shots of the eagles! Klaus knew where and when to find the combined beauty of sky and wildlife! He will be missed.

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful shots of the eagle!

Indrani said...

Fantastic captures. The first one: INCREDIBLE!

Phil said...

Hi Eileen. Wow that's a big eagle and something I don't see much of unless I go to Scotland. Yes, I remember those Great-crested Flycatchers and how vocal (noisy) they can be. Have a great weekend.

Tes said...

Who would've captures the eagle this good! You posts always wow me, Eileen! :)

JM said...

Flying eagles are perfect for a Skywatch Friday entry.

SandyCarlson said...

A beautiful tribute to Klaus. Very nice.

A beautiful post.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

A beautiful tribute to Klaus, a magnificient soaring eagle and a splendid lake!

EG Wow said...

Wonderful tribute to Klaus, Eileen. Your eagle shots are very nice.

AVCr8teur said...

You picked a great song to go with your post.

Jean said...

Very nice post!