Thursday, March 1, 2012

Skies over Gettysburg

For my Skywatch Friday I have some more of the skies over Gettysburg and a cool looking hawk.


 Except for the wind we had a beautiful day at Gettysburg. The sky was a beautiful blue with the puffy white clouds.







 A watchful eye and a blue sky!  I am guessing this is a Red Shouldered Hawk. But, I have been known to be wrong.





To see more beautiful skies from around the world please visit Skywatch Friday.  Thanks to the hosting groups of Sylvia, Sandy and Wren.  I hope you enjoyed my skies and I wish everyone a great weekend.

49 comments:

  1. Great blue skies behind the bird which is a cute one. The puffy white clouds always make the sky interesting as does the fine statues.

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  2. The skies were beautiful, Eileen, but that hawk! I LOVE the closeup. He definitely has his eye on you...I think red-shouldered also, but, like you, I have occasionally been wrong! Lovely photos this morning!

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  3. It's a wonderful day for you. I love the R S Hawk, brilliant.

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  4. Hi Eillen,
    la foto nr. 1 mi piace moltissimo.
    Ma amo anche le atre tue foto !
    Un abbraccio e buona giornata, amica mia.
    Myriam :)

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  5. beautiful! i agree w/ the red-shouldered i.d. they're my favorites here, too.

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  6. Excellent shot of that hawk! It looks like such wonderful fresh air. And the clouds are wonderful....

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  7. Love your skies, but the variety of images in the forground are marvelous especially that hawk!

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  8. What a beautiful looking day. Could use some sunshine here.

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  9. Beautiful skies Eileen but that bird, WOW

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  10. Always wanted to visit the Civil War battle fields. My husband and I kind of planned on doing trips like that once he retired, but he died before he got to retire, so....

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  11. Gorgeous blue sky! WoW! Is that a barn? You should swing by & link up to Barn Charm on Monday =)

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  12. Hello - beautiful shot of the hawk and what wonderful feathers on the Blue Jay in your previous blog - our jays over here are quite colourful- pink - blue and black and white - but they keep mainly to the woods - and don't visit the feeders - well not in my garden - have a lovely weekend - Jane UK

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  13. I want to see some blue sky too ;-) I've not seen an once of it since end of November and it starts to be long... Tahnks for sharing these superb image, my heart got warmer again ;-)

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  14. Great shot of the hawk, and I'm still enjoying the tour!! Boom & Garyn of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  15. Gorgeous shots, Eileen. Awesome sky and the bird is a beauty!

    Wish youa great weekend!

    Irene

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  16. Beautiful shots.

    Regards and best wishes

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  17. Beautiful skies! I love the statue in the second photo. I wonder what that is all about. Your hawk is indeed cute. It has such a short tail. Love it!

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  18. hi... lovely photos! we have a lot in common. we both love nature, skies and birds and all that... i am now a follower! thanks for posting lovely images...=D

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  19. ok now I want your sky after all our rain

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  20. I loved seeing some more of that great trip. Is it a red-shouldered hawk? I think so.

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  21. Gorgeous skies, but today it is that incredible hawk that has captured me! What awesome shots, Eileen!! I feel as though I'm looking him in the eye! Terrific post for the day! Thanks for sharing the beauty1 Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  22. Great shots, I love the hawk ones.

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  23. You get wonderful captures of birds against the skies always.

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  24. Wonderful sculptures against gorgeous skies!
    But, those hawk shots steal the show!! Excellent captures Eileen!

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  25. Beautiful skies that offset the grandeur of the statues, Eileen. Quite appropriate that you also included the hawk photos. Very nice!

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  26. My dad use to "drag" my sister and I around to all the Civil War areas when we were kids. I haven't been to Gettysburg in years.

    Wonderful sighting of the red shoulder, agee some of the hawks are so difficult to ID.

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  27. beautiful sculptures and skies. the bird is gorgeous.

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  28. The statues against the sky are really gorgeous!

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  29. Great shots of the sculptures.

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  30. Beautiful shots of the battlefield! And the hawk is a bonus. Even with the crowds, there is a respectful serenity on the battlefield.

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  31. oh, beautiful images, and the hawk's are capturing one's imagination, what is he thinking?

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  32. That bird on the picture sure has a character! Beautiful sky... I have a bird feeder in the little garden and am trying to shoot a picture of a red cardinal, but the moment he "sees" me, he flies away.

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  33. beautiful photos,Eileen! have a great weekend!

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  34. Indeed a beautiful day with lovely puffy clouds.

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  35. I love the colors of the landscape, does not show a hint of winter. The bird is playing a watchful eye!

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  36. What a luck to catch a hawk and flyffy blue clauds...
    Have a nice weekend!

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  37. Wonderful silhouettes and such lovely blue skies!

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  38. Great skies from the battlefield.If you get back to Gettysburg make sure to check out Bodys Bears pretty interesting

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  39. What a fine SWF post, Eileen!
    «Louis» particularly likes the second image.

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  40. Every sky has beauty in it, but some are more special than others. The fluffy white on blue is just lovely.

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  41. Nice looking hawk and wonderful blue skies Eileen - have a good weekend.

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  42. I've never been there but now i feel as though I have. What a beautiful shot of the hawk!!

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  43. Beautiful shots of some very familiar subjects for us. We love the battlefield and the memorials.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  44. Beautiful series of photos and my favourite are the last two photos.

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  45. awesome! I love all the photos...

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  46. Wow, great capture of the hawk... crystal clear shot!

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  47. I love your big old blue skies and big white fluffy clouds.

    I never really understood the Civil War battlefields attraction until last summer when we visited Vicksburg. Now I'm quite eager to visit Gettysburg.

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