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:

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

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  2. I love the Eagle floating on currents.

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  3. Love the one of the flycatcher!!!

    HOT TOWN SUMMER IN THE CITY is my link for Thursday's Themesong. Thanks for leaving a sweet comment. It's always appreciated.

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

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  5. Love the eagles soaring, always hard to capture.

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

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

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  8. lovely, peaceful shot at the end...

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

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  10. Beautiful skies and photos Eileen!
    Have a great weekend!

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  11. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

    Sylvia

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

    SWF

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  18. Awesome captures Eileen!!!Have a nice SWF

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  19. Fantastic shot of bird in the sky.

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  20. 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!

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

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

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  23. A terrific series of shots. Love the soaring eagle!

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

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  25. So peaceful - thanks for sharing your day.

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

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  27. 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-

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

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

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

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  31. Great captures. Love all your photos.

    Have a great weekend.

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  32. 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

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

    My SWF

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  34. awwww...pretty cool shots!

    thanks for dropping by @ explorerminded.com

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  35. 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 ;)

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  36. Nice shots Eileen--a young golden?

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  37. A nice tribute.

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

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  38. Nice tribute to Klaus - very apropo. Happy weekend.

    Carolina Mts

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

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  40. Fantastic captures. The first one: INCREDIBLE!

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  41. 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.

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

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  43. Flying eagles are perfect for a Skywatch Friday entry.

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  44. A beautiful tribute to Klaus. Very nice.

    A beautiful post.

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

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

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  47. You picked a great song to go with your post.

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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