Thursday, December 20, 2012

Vulture Sky

It's time to link up with my favorites memes Skywatch Friday and  NF Winged

First, I want to wish all my blogger friends and families a very Merry Christmas.

These are some of the late evening Vulture skies around my yard and during our walk at a local park called Soldier's Delight.  I have not had much luck birding or seeing any new birds lately. I do see the vultures every evening heading back into the woods next to my house.


 Lately my skies are Vulture skies

Soldier's Delight is a great place for hiking around the Serpentine grassland, it is compromised of 1900 acres of Serpentine barren. And the Virginia Pines has been an attraction for the White-Winged Crossbills. Was I successful at finding the White-winged Crossbills? The answer is no, so my search continues.

Back at home more of the vultures flying back into the woods for the night.


Sometimes they make loud crashing noises as they land in the woods next to my house.



A view of the sunset from my front yard.



                                         Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Eileen!

To see more beautiful photos and pretty skies please visit Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged

Thanks to Sylvia and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to 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:

SquirrelQueen said...

Your evening skies are beautiful Eileen. While vultures may have faces that only their mother could love they are lovely as they soar. I really like the view from your front yard.

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosos! beijos de desde já desejo um FELIZ NATAL!! chica

Diane Writes said...

Hi Eileen! It's been a while since I visited your blog. As always, your amazing photography skills never fail to mesmerize me. You are blessed to experience this beautiful piece of heaven on earth.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Anki-itte said...

Nice pictures.

Ayu Maselli said...

Eileen,

Magnificent view and park.
amazing truly for hiking.

Wishing you a Happy happy Christmas and Holiday

Lynne said...

Maybe the Criossbills will be around when this winter storm moves to the East. I with you a "sighting!".
Merry Christmas Eileen . . . Enjoy time with your family.
Love, Lynne

Montanagirl said...

Nice skies! And a great close-up of that Vulture. They are strange and eerie birds, but harmless. They're beautiful to watch sailing and dipping on the air currents.

Jen Sanford said...

Oh interesting, you must have vultures year round! Ours leave for the winter but I am not sure exactly where they go... Beautiful shots!

sceneoftranquility said...

A beautiful sky for christmas,have a nice holiday.

Rohrerbot said...

Your skies are wonderful. As is the picture of blue and gold as are the vultures. What a fun day! That's the best part of birding:)

TexWisGirl said...

i like the vultures. in an odd way, they bring me comfort. :)

merry christmas, eileen!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Neat close up of the vulture! I've never seen one up close. Hope you have a very merry Christmas, Eileen!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful skies! The vultures may not be beautiful, but they are interesting. Merry Christmas to you!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!Fantastic shots!Nice photo from your yard!Beautiful blue sky!Wishing you a lovely day!
Dimi..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The meadow is neat -- you have so many wonderful choices for birding! Great vulture pictures, both the portrait and the flight shots. And that crossbill? You have to have something to hope for ...you never want to have met all your goals ;>)

NatureFootstep said...

that´s a great shot of the vulture. Love it.

I´ll see you again before christmas. :)

Debbie said...

My oh my, I do see a lot of vultures! That last image of the sky is gorgeous! Merry Christmas Eileen, I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen...White winged crossbills never heard tell of them ..do hope you come across them !!
Those Vultures are a little creepy, and you have quite the gang of them, like seeing them just the same!!
Your last shot of the sunset is lovely!!
Grace

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures as always, Eileen! Love the vultures in the sky, the wispy clouds and the different moods of your skies for the day! Wishing you and your family a wonderful, peaceful and very Merry Christmas! Enjoy!

namaki said...

pretty colors in the last one !

Icy BC said...

Beautiful sky photo, and the vulture looks awesome too!

Indrani Ghose said...

I have never seen vultures in the open. Great shots!

Lina Gustina said...

Admire your shots, Eileen -always :)

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Betsy Adams said...

Great pictures--of the sky and of the vulture... I've probably told you this before but we always see Turkey Vultures when we go to Mt. Nebo in Arkansas in Feb...

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jim said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

ladyfi said...

What lovely sky shots! That blue sky is stunning -- it's been a long time since I saw one myself!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Vultures are so strange looking... great capture!! Happy Holidays.

Kusum Sanu said...

You had a great evening! Lovely pics.
Happy Holidays :)

Leave It To Davis said...

Beautiful shots!

kulasa said...

those skies are beautifully captured as always and the winged friends made me smile...I wonder how they will celebrate Christmas...perhaps they will have as much fun from tree to tree and embracing the skies...Merry Christmas and happy nature viewing Eileen :)

Bob Bushell said...

Nice shots Eileen.

Kim, USA said...

These are beautiful!

Kim,USA

afanja said...

Wonderful series, Eileen.
A very Merry Christmas for you and your loved ones.

Betty Manousos said...

first off i LOVE your header!

terrific shots dear eileen...it's really hard to pick a favourite.

wishing you nd yours the best this holiday season!!

xx

Zizi Santos said...

Vistas de um céu maravilhoso com a graça de Deus.
Eillen, tenha um Feliz Natal repleto de Paz Amor,
bj
Zizi

Gattina said...

Beautiful skies, love especially the last picture ! Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you too !

Karen Harvey Cox said...

More amazing photographs. I love your work.

Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas.

Karen

Maria said...

Great close-up and narrative of an interesting place,

Zandarmid Photography said...

Happy Christmas to you, too, Eileen! I look forward to seeing more vulture shots at some point...

Hanne Bente said...


Just inside and to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)
Christmas Greetings Hanne Bente

Maple Lane said...

Remarkable pictures. I wish you a very merry Christmas Eileen.

Mildred

Pearl Maple said...

thank you for sharing and thanks for your kind comments on my post
Happy holidays to you and yours

Laura said...

a wonderful series Eileen... poor birds when they crash:-(

Happy Holidays!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Vultures always strike me as a bit mad and bad - but they actually look quite normal!!! That's something I won't find downunder!!!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

MERRY christmas & a joyful new year to you & yours eileen!!

i like that vulture-filled tree! and the sunset is gorgeous!

eden said...

What a lovely evening! Beautiful photos. Marry Christmas, Eileen!

Rohrerbot said...

It's interesting to see vultures in your skies. They are pretty rare here this time of year.....again more great birds:)