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:

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

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  2. 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

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

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  4. Lovely skies and peaceful video! Happy skywatching!

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

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

    Enjoy your weekend!

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

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  8. great catch of the 5 vultures in one frame!

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

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  10. Brilliant video, and all the pictures.

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  11. 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

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

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  13. 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

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

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

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  16. 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.

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

    Sky Watch

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

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  19. 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

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

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  21. 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.

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

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  23. Such beautiful sky you captured!

    Please come and see my Sky Watch too!

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

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

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

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

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  27. 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.

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

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  29. 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!

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

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  31. 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-

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  32. Great video, and lovely sky shots!

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  33. Enjoy the sky and enjoy the birds.

    It is always great to have time doing all these.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    beautiful photo's of the sky!

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  40. 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 :)

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

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

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

    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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  44. 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 ;>)

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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.
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