Thursday, November 8, 2012

Vulture Sky

It's time for some of my favorites memes Skywatch Friday and  NF Winged.

As I am typing this post, I am listening to the weather for the evening. They have called for this Northeaster storm to come up the coast and bring lots more rain, wind and possibly snow. After storm Sandy, I believe the East coast has had enough rain, wind and snow. I have a feeling I will wake up tomorrow with a dusting of snow on the ground.  Gee, winter is not even here yet and I am wishing for Spring.

Another sign winter is here, the vultures are returning every evening to roost in the trees next to my house. For my skywatch, I am sharing some of the shots of the vultures flying toward and over my yard.



 Above there is a long line of vultures, just about as far as you can see above the pergola. They seem to just keep coming. Probably the biggest group of vultures I have seen in flight, except my sighting in Panama.

 If you look at the very tops of the trees, you can see the black shapes of the vultures that had already landed in the roost for the night.



The sunset was actually the evening before my vulture photos. I love how the clouds look and how they turned a pretty color






To me the clouds above , resembles a bird the beak facing toward the right side of the photo and the wing stretched far out. What do you think it look like? I hope you have enjoyed my skies.


To see more beautiful photos and pretty skies please visit Skywatch Friday
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Thanks to Sylvia and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged. Also, thank you for stopping by to see my post. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

47 comments:

Sue said...

Loved the sky photos. As for the vultures, I'd start wondering if they knew something I didn't!-LOL!

thomas said...

Wow! Vultures must be going after some food.

Kerri said...

Oh Eileen - I LOVE your skies! I think Vultures flying in the sky is one of my favorites scenes! and your lovely sunsets are awesome!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!I dont love winter!Here is getting cold!Your pictures are fantastic!I love those with the sunset,and the colored clouds!Wish you all the best!
Dimi..

GrandmaK said...

Beautiful sunset!!! Wishing you a grand day!! Cathy

Bob Bushell said...

Wow, what a load of Vultures, lovely, and I love the skies.

rainfield61 said...

The sky is gorgeous.

But I wonder why the storm is called Sandy.

ladyfi said...

Amazing sky shots! And so many vultures in the sky.

Montanagirl said...

I see what you see - but I thought it looked like a Dragon's head facing left and downward - it even has teeth! Beautiful sky photos.

ShySongbird said...

Lovely sky photos Eileen and yes I definitely see that 'bird' at the end :-) What a sight all those Vultures must be! I had to laugh at Sue's comment :-)

I also enjoyed catching up with earlier posts. Love the House Finches and the Evening Grosbeaks which still remind me very much of our Greenfinches. Your Weeping Cherry tree is beautul too.

TexWisGirl said...

we've been getting flocks of vultures around the pond the last couple of weeks. must be some migrating.

LOVE that funnel-looking cloud shot!

Hilke Breder said...

Eileen, I suspect you got our flock of TV's :-) The trees where they were roosting are all bare :-( Nice sky shots!

dAwN said...

Burrr...you captured the cold and gray day very well. Lovely!

Barbara Selkirk said...

Hello Eileen - I wondered about the turkey vultures, good to know they're all heading south as they should - it's so cold up here for them now... I've watched them head south singly or in very small groups but not more than five or six... you're endless sky of vultures is amazing.

Hope you haven't been too badly affected by the big storms.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful sky photos. I like the one of the trees too.
I hope you don't get all that wind, rain, and snow they are predicting.

confusedmind said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous images! Wonderful colors and the birds on the sky.....just fantastic!

Fiona said...

Lovely photos Eileen.

I love the last one of the sky it is great.

Vultures, well I'm not sure about them....

Hope you have a great weekend.

x Fiona

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, what cool photos! The vultures look amazing and the sunset is beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures, Eileen! Very dramatic skies and dramatic colors! Wonder if the vultures know something about the weather that we don't??? A really awesome collection for the day! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Karen said...

Gorgeous photos, Eileen. I'd love to see vultures in those numbers. The most I've seen at one time was 17.
They're my favourite birds in flight.

NatureFootstep said...

ouch, more bad weather. :( Guess that is why I am going south for a while. Saturday evening I am hopefully in Marrakech. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We see vultures circling when we're in Florida -- but never ever that many! Pretty skies.

I'm so sorry about the second hit of bad weather.

Maria said...

Nice skies with birds and colours!

Lynne said...

Hi, Wonderful sky shots! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy SkyWatching. Lynne

Rohrerbot said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!! That is incredible. Vulture central. Reminds me of Flash Gordon when the Hawk people are flying in the sky. Thanks for getting these shots. Just amazing. Do you chat with yourself when your snapping pics like these? I do sometimes when something exciting like this happens:)

Lew said...

Beautiful skies, especially the sunset! I also the vultures were usually in smaller groups. This year I have only seen pairs near us.

Carletta said...

Your sunset images are lovely Eileen!
I have to admit though that that many vultures in one place is kinda creepy for me. :)

Hope your weather doesn't become too problematic. Yes, the East has already had it's fair share.

Jidhu Jose said...

great shots

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Phil said...

Fantaastic Eileen, all those vultures to see every night. Do you do a count? Great sky shots too. I hope the snow doesn't come and you have a nice sunny weekend instead.

Kim, USA said...

Wow that's a lot of vultures ^_^ And I agree with you these sunset is stunning.

Kim,USA

Al said...

Very nice photos - that's a lot of vultures!

afanja said...

Great to see so many vultures in one shot. The photos of the sunset are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Karen said...

Gorgeous sunset captures!

Lina Gustina said...

You don't need leaving home to get awesome sky views!
The cloud in the last pic looks like a giant bird :)

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Gattina said...

Nice Hitchcock skies ! and skies on fire ! The last one really looks as if something is burning !

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Fantastic shots of the vultures! I have seen big gatherings of vultures in the small town of Ballard, CA, as well as at Falls Creek Falls State Park here in Tennessee (South of Crossville). Interesting to see. Have a wonderful weekend!

Elaine said...

Amazing to see so many vultures at one time! I love the shot of the sunset with the tree branches silhouetted in front.

DeniseinVA said...

I am amazed at how many vultures you get roosting in your trees. Are they very noisy? Great photos as always Eileen and have a great weekend.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Vultures! Wow! I saw my first turkey vulture down in New Mexico, on a horseback ride last month. Scary looking devil. Is that the kind in your photos?

Debbie said...

Beautiful sunsets.....vultures looks so pretty and graceful in flight, there sure are a lot!

SandyCarlson said...

These are fabulous shots, Eileen. I love the clouds. They seem to be imbued with a spirit.

orchid said...

Dearest Eileen,
What GORGEOUS pictures☆☆☆ Nver seen that many vultures and marvelous sunset(^_^)彡☆

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures! Is this a regular sighting or have the birds taken up a new roost?

I've been in Oman for a week hence slow reply!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Betty Manousos said...

wow, those are some of the most spectacular pictures i've ever seen!

absolutely breathtaking!

have a great weekend~

Charlotta said...

It looks like the birds are flying in line with the clouds. Great shots!

Les fous du cap said...

We love the Bluejay and Cardinal. The colors are very beautiful ;-)
Céline & Philppe

Judy said...

And I thought I was lucky if I saw one vulture!!! Wow!! I have seen crows flying in those sorts of numbers, and the redwings in August, but nothing else! Do they make a lot of noise as they are settling in for the night?
You sunset photos are beautiful, but the vultures are fascinating!!