Thursday, February 23, 2012

SWF>>>More of my Backyard Sky

For this weeks Skywatch Friday  I have some shots of the skies over my yard. I also included a cool video of sky and the bird sounds coming from my yard this past weekend. I was doing the Great Backyard Bird Count and was enjoy the sky while listening to all the birds in my yard.

A blue sky filled with Turkey and Black Vultures. These vultures were seen from deck, they seem to be just flying in circles.



A Youtube video of the sky and the sounds of my backyard birds.



This was a shot from early in the morning. The snowstorm that was predicted missed us, the storm stayed further south.


Later in the evening, I enjoyed the the contrails and the sunset.



I zoomed in for some color and another vulture in flight.

A closer look at the contrail that turned pink from the sunset.

I hope you enjoyed my skies and to see more
wonderful skies from around the world please visit Skywatch Friday.   Thanks to the host of Skywatch Friday: Sylvia, Sandy and Wren.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend. And Happy Birding to all the birders out there.

48 comments:

  1. Lovely, Eileen. The sounds of the birds is so relaxing.........

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  2. Love the sky shots! I am always on the lookout for interesting clouds - the predicted storm that missed us too provided some really neat formations! Lovely shots! Happy weekend to you!

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  3. Beautiful skies, Eileen, and a lovely photo capture of the bird in flight.

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  4. Love the video Eileen, great job. I can't belive there were so many vultures circling, isn't that a sign that something died?

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  5. I love your backyard shots, Eileen. Always a delight.

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  6. Great skies and wonderful birds (sights and sounds). I wondered how you count that sky full of circling vultures.

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  7. I find the skies endlessly fascinating, day and night. You have a wonderful back yard and such a nice place to watch the skies and the birds.

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  8. Wow I wasn't sure what to expect with your video but it was great- I can't imagine getting anything done with that many birds singing in my yard! Love the little nuthatch too. Thanks for sharing it!

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  9. The sounds from your back yard are superb. Skies are lovely too.

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  10. i like all the activity you've got in your yard! so welcoming and happy!

    and that last contrail shot is phenomenal! :)

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  11. Lovely shots of the trails and sunset. Can't imagine a sky so full of vultures - I've never seen a single one!

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  12. I used to not like birds chirping, but now, I really love it... it's so soothing & peaceful, even tho they may get a lil loud at times! heheheee =) Give me a running stream in the back ground & some chirping birds & crickets & I'm happy! =)

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  13. Beautiful sky! Your backyard bird sounds are much more varied than mine right now, although the sound of 5 dozen or so Redpolls and a few Chickadees thrown in is quite noisy too.

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  14. Gorgeous skies, Eileen. I love the pink contrails. The bird sounds are lovely....I could sit on that deck for a long time!

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  15. Great post Eileen. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  16. Beautiful skies and wonderful captures and I love your video!! Thanks for sharing the beauty, Eileen! I hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  17. Very interesting photo set indeed. Happy Skywatching.

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  18. The vultures must have been very far away. I remember when I was in high school, I saw 100s of flying foxes very low down. It was incredible. Images were burnt in my mind.

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  19. contrail :thanks, I had to google to find what it is. I always thought it was the after math of a jet plane. learnt so much through blogging.

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  20. So many of them! And the contrail capture is wonderful.

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  21. Great Skywatch shots... and I love your backyard!!

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  22. Very interesting views of the sky.

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  23. Lovely bird sounds goin on in that video. How relaxing! I can't imagine a world without birds chirping or whatever:) Lovely shots! Happy weeeeeeekeeeend!

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  24. Interesting skies, I can see that the bad weather just skirted around you.

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  25. Dekifhtful skies! The vultures certainly seem to spend a lot of time circling.

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  26. Haha, I would loose count of the birds, there's a lot of them.

    The chirping of the birds is very soothing!

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  27. Wow i'm stunned by the nice flight of vultures and the colors of your backyard sky... BEautiful!

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  28. Beautiful backyard Eileen and what a lovely bird sound

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  29. Lovely variety of sky photos. Happy SWF!

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  30. That snowstorm that stayed South of you - visited us last weekend!
    Your skies are lovely :)

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  31. so many vultures? I spotted the first Canada goose today. It feels so great when the birds starts coming back.

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  32. I liked the video so much watched it two times and found your youtube place. I have exactly the same bird feeder set up but not as many birds and the sounds were amazing like a tropical rain forest...I like how at the end you panned into some of the birds. Thanks for this lovely visit. It is raining here and your video made my day!

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  33. That's a very nice sky and great backyard you've got!

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  34. Beautiful sights and beautiful sounds! You have a very active backyard! Those vultures are "kettling!"

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  35. wow, what beautiful skies eileen!! the sounds and activity in your yard are beautiful. your back yard sounds just like mine.

    free, simple beauty can keep us entertained for hours!!

    have a wonderful weekend eileen, filled with the sightings of many beautiful birds!!

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  36. enjoyed the video...haven't heard the birds like that since I moved from Virginia over a year ago!

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  37. I really like the sounds from your backyard, all those little birds singing their tunes. The skies are gorgeous with all those pinks and purples.

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  38. The contrails fascinate me as we don't see them very often here.

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  39. Beautiful pictures of the sky

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  40. Beautiful skies. I love the contrails. Great captures.

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  41. Gorgeous skies and the last contrail is wonderful.

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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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