Thursday, October 20, 2011

Skywatching with the vultures

For my Skywatch Friday


A video of my skywatch and the vultures flying in and out of the woods next to my house.






These are sunset photos from the 14th, I was on my deck watching the sky and these vultures flying in and out the woods. They are cool birds to watch soaring the sky. I read they have a keen sense of smell. Since hunting season has started on the reservoir property the vulture count has increased.





As the time passed the clouds turned a pretty pink and orange color.  And I watched the vultures fly into the woods and land on the nearby trees. Once in a while I could hear them flapping them wings.






To see more beautiful skies from around the world click here Skywatch Friday.  Thanks to the hosting gang at Skywatch : Sylvia, Sandy, Wren and Fishing Guy!  Thanks for stopping by to see my skies, I hope you enjoyed. Have a great weekend and happy birding.

46 comments:

diane b said...

Wow they are huge birds but so graceful in flight. I'm back home again.

BlueShell said...

HELLO....I'm back...
I have to say that you are a great photographer...no, no, no....you may think you are not...but that is not true! I love that Sky, amd the clouds, and the trees, and the vultures!!!
Just love it all.
Thank You.

BShell

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful sky watch and beautiful birds. Like the purple tones in some photos.

Jeannelle said...

Lovely skies and peaceful video! Happy skywatching!

Autumn Belle said...

It is awesome just to watch birds and the sky, but an extra bonus to be able to photograph both.

Ebie said...

Beautiful colors of the sky! The vultures are enjoying and seem to be drawn to the light.

Enjoy your weekend!

ladyfi said...

What amazing skies. Love the soft sounds in the video too - so peaceful.

TexWisGirl said...

great catch of the 5 vultures in one frame!

Calling Ravens said...

Gorgeous photos Eileen. They are amazing birds!
Have a great weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant video, and all the pictures.

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely skies, perfect backdrop for the birds! We see dozens of birds like this flying around like crazy at sunset! Fascinating to watch, but I haven't gotten any captures as good as yours. Great post for the day as always, Eileen! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

Great captures of these amazing birds - your skies are pretty with the clouds randomly scudding across!
Have a lovely week-end Eileen.

Kay L. Davies said...

I'll bet they'd be useful if you got called away immediately after a backyard barbecue, but they're so big, one just might take your grill to the treetops.
Very interesting video, Eileen, and a lovely photo, too.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Riet said...

Beautiful photo's and great shots Eileen. hve a nice weekend

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots.
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Romina said...

What a beautiful shot of the sunset and the birds they look very big.

Abe Lincoln said...

It has been very windy here in Ohio yesterday and today. It is also very wet and cold. The leaves are falling. The sky is a dark winter gray color. I can't seem to stay warm.

I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

Kim, USA said...

Love that golden sky. Does vultures won't harm people? ^_^

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Karen said...

Terrific shots. I love the pink clouds, and I enjoyed your video!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I'm not sure I would take flocks of vultures over my house as a good sign. But, then, what do I know!

Interesting images, video and words.

Stewart M - Australia

biebkriebels said...

Those are nice birds and great to sea them in a moving scene against the sky.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

It must have been lovely to watch.

Ann said...

I like to see the eagles in the sky.

Did I tell you I don't surf. Now my 15 year old tells me he wants to surf. There is a surf shop near by, and I tell him to offer himself as an apprentice.

☆☆Mumsy said...

Beautiful sky photos and colors. I love watching the sky when it's not raining.

Ms. Burrito said...

Such beautiful sky you captured!

Please come and see my Sky Watch too!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice shots, I love the pinkish colors and how they change.

Vultures are interesting critters. They soaring together is always a little ominous.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I think I've seen 3 at the most -- I always wonder what they are circling. Great photos and video, Eileen. :)

Karine said...

Thanks for taking us skywatching with you :o) Vultures and other birds of prey are indeed fascinating birds to observe!

Denise said...

Your video of the vultures was great Eileen, a very enjoyable post with such pretty blue skies and fluffy clouds. Thanks for stopping by with your caring thoughts recently, appreciated them very, very much. Have a great weekend.

Larry said...

Hi Eileen. Nice video and pictures.I love wathing vultures in flight. I like the whole vulture culture!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I had a flock of Vultures come near the lake yesterday - rarely seen here in my neighborhood. Your pictures are great! Have a very nice Saturday!

Martha Z said...

A double delight for a birder.
The raptors have returned to my neighborhood, time to start carrying my camera again.

Kilauea Poetry said...

The photos are terrific and that video came out great! Love the pastel sky and puffy clouds- so pretty! Remember the expression bitchen (ha ha), well thats what I thought when I saw them up there circling! Have a terrific weekend Eileen-

Inger-M said...

Great video, and lovely sky shots!

rainfield61 said...

Enjoy the sky and enjoy the birds.

It is always great to have time doing all these.

Al said...

A beautiful set of Skywatch photos. Vultures are impressive birds!

Shirley said...

They look so much better in flight than on the ground scavenging. Nice sunset!

Phil said...

Looks like a lovely quiet evening to watch the Turkey Vultures flying in Eileen. Pretty cool to listen out for their flapping wings too!

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful skywatch and this big birds.. so many.
hope you have a nice weekend:-)

EG Wow said...

I'm amazed at how many birds you see from your deck. You must live in a beautiful area!

Debbie said...

great video....i have never seen that many together!! i just love watching their graceful flight!!

beautiful photo's of the sky!

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful skies with the lovely shades of pink. Vultures circling round your house--how cool. I don't think I have seen a vulture for a long time-most interesting birds. Thanks for your nice comments. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

betchai said...

wow, that's a lot of vultures in flight, awesome shots.

Kay said...

It always amazes me how such ugly birds can have such beauty and grace while flying.

Jenn Jilks said...

We have many vultures, too. I worry about the cats, but I guess they just eat dead things!

Cheers from Cottage Country!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful skies -- and the vultues are graceful when they soar! I think they were watching for something different from what you were watching for though ;>)