Thursday, November 24, 2011

SWF>>>>Panama

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday and Friday Ark

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, I hope you have a safe and happy holiday!

These shots were from the boat ride we took thru the Panama Canal. It was a four hour ride and a very neat experience to go thru the locks and to learn the history of the Panama Canal. It was cool also to look for birds from the boat. I saw lots of Brown Pelicans, Magnificent Frigatebirds, Blue-footed Booby, Seagulls, Herons, Egrets and some White Ibis.


                                A vew of Panama City from the causeway.

A lifer.... the Blue-footed Booby seen while on the boat ride as we entered the canal

Every day we saw a steady stream of Vultures flying over the Panama Canal.

One of the many Brown Pelicans seen at the Panama Canal.

Bridge of the Americas

I hope you enjoyed my Panama skies and birds and to see more beautiful photos please click on my link Skywatch Friday and Friday Ark

Thanks to the host of Friday Ark and to the hosting group at Skywatch. Also, thanks for stopping by to see my post. I appreciate your visits and comments. Have a great weekend, happy skywatching and happy birding.

33 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen...interesting and beautiful boat ride you had ...plenty to see as I can tell from your lovely shots!!
    Congrat's on the lifer : }!!

    Have a great day and a lovely weekend!

    Grace

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  2. 27 years in FL and have never seen this skyline. beautiful and so is the sky. pelicans are my favorite of all the birds. I love them because they are awkward and so ugly they are cute. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by my post today. we have 2 dogs, Jake is boxer and whatever and baby is Rhodesian ridge back and whatever. and you are right, Goldens are wonderful

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  3. I have been absent from blog reading for awhile due to being busy with our olive harvest, now back trying to catch up.
    There was lots to read here and you have certainly seen some beautiful birds animals and sights on your recent travels Eileen.

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving....I think seeing a blue-footed booby would be worth just about anything! Lovely pictures.

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  5. Beautiful Panama Skies. The birds are really special.

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen! Such terrific captures of skies and the birds! I love them! Hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend!

    Sylvia

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  7. Beautiful series.
    Love the first one.
    Have a great weekend.

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  8. Yes Eileen! I have certainly enjoyed your pics of the bird life and skies over the Panama canal and city - Enjoy your Thanksgiving day.

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  9. Wonderful shots. I love seeing the birds in flight and a great bridge. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Wonderful shots. I liked the shots of flying birds.

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  11. Beautiful photos, Eileen. Just beautiful.

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  12. Great captures. The pelican shot is fantastic.

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  13. You got a very dramatic shot of Panama City. I sound like a wonderful trip.
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Day.

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  14. It looks a vey big city, bigger than I would have thought for some reason that I don't know. The birds are great.The vultures are a sight indeed. Another lifer, you are good at identifying them. How do you do that before they fly away? You can tell I'm not a serious birder. I would just like to be able to take better photos of them.

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  15. I love that city, Eillen....couple of years ago Í visited it....great shots...
    congrats

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  16. Great shsots of the birds! With the wind and rain this week, the small birds were very active. I also spotted a heron flying along the edge of the field behind our house.

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  17. You know so much about birds! Thank you for the virtual tour through the canal and the photos .
    Thanks for the visit. Fortunately the sun came back on Tuesday after two days of heavy mist.

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  18. Gorgeous shots! Love the pelican in flight!

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  19. Eileen,
    Beautiful scenery and birds in Panama.

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  20. We should link this post to this coming Sunday's "Sunday Bridges" meme that «Louis» hosts because of your shot of the Bridge of the Americas.
    ;-D

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  21. Great to be along with you!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  22. There is a lifer everyday.

    And there is happiness.

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  23. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, too. Great skyline of Panama City--endless sky with those beautiful clouds. Mickie :)

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  24. Splendid scenery, love the pelican in flight!

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  25. Hi Eileen, I have never been to Panama but do hope to get there some day. Thanks for showing the country-side. I have never seen a Blue-footed Booby but have seen plenty of Brown Pelicans and of course, Vultures. Have a fantastic weekend!

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  26. From the looks of your previous posts, you had a grand time in Panama. It's a lovely country. What a great skyline, too. Thanks for your visit. Have a happy weekend.

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  27. Gorgeous! I love that bridge shot.

    Visiting late from Skywatch, hope you can take a peek at my skywatch entry also. Thanks. Have a great weekend.

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  28. Beautiful photos as always. Love the pelican in flight.

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  29. beautiful!! i like the bridge shot alot!!
    and the BOOBY!! have never seen a flying one before! well, what i mean to say is that i've never seen a Blue-footed Booby at all!!

    and the pelican!! love those birds!!!!

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  30. Congratulations,Eileen! Blue-footed Booby must be a rare sighting!

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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.

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Have a great day, Eileen