Thursday, October 13, 2011

SWF>>>Chincoteague skies

For this weeks Skywatch Friday   I have some more Chincoteague skies. Some sky with birds and some with threatening and moody clouds and some skywatch with some neat kites.


Above we were the early birds up on the beach for the sunrise, the usual Willets and Sanderlings were keeping us company as we watched the sky.





The clouds looked very threatening but we did not have any rain while we there. At least not until the drive home which was Ok with me.

Another sunrise on the beach at Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Or I should say it is actually the Assateague National Seashore.


It was a moody sky, but still neat seeing this adult Bald Eagle with a juvenile Eagle closeby.  We watched this eagle and juvenile eagle in almost the same spot where I saw the Merlin in my previous post..



Even though we did not see the rain we did get to see this rainbow. If the egret would move over some, it would look like the egret is at end of the rainbow.



We were on the wildlife drive watching the birds and the sky.




It was a great day for flying kites on the beach. This is one of the kites I really liked. It reminds me of Peter Pan for some reason. Very cute.






I hope you enjoyed my skies and to see more beautiful skies from around the world
check out Skywatch Friday  Thanks to the hosting group at Skywatch: Sylvia, Sandy, Wren and Fishing Guy!

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

40 comments:

Kerri said...

Ahhhhh.... Kite flying is so fun! what a neat one too.
Beautiful skies :)

Jo said...

I certainly did enjoy your skies today, Eileen. I loved the stormy, broody feeling and then you brighten it up with the colourful kite. I would also love to see a Bald Eagle, and console myself that I see it through nature blogs like yours. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. Regards Jo

Debbie said...

beautiful!! i love the kite also, we have gone several times lately, it evokes a wonderful feeling!!

bicocacolors said...

those landscapes are superb!!!
really love them,

thanks and a big hello from Madrid,
elena

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful! and wow, what a kite!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

extremely stunning shots, eileen!
beautiful colours and composition, too.:)
your photos are taking me along to some beatiful places!

Kim, USA said...

Awesome shots Eileen. The kite makes me smile here. ^_^ I remember when I was young we used to fly kits made of coconut stick and a newspaper with rice as a paste ^_^

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Calling Ravens said...

Oh my gosh, I was just thinking the other day I'd like to have a kite! Both of those are great! That vivid red against the cloudiness.
All your photos are great, but I loved that second one where it looks like the pink tint was added afterwards-like they used to do to photos in the 40's and 50's.
Have a great weekend Eileen!
meggs.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Once again you have posted a wonderful set of photographs and excellent background information. I love the moody shot of the Bald Eagles! Have a most excellent Friday tomorrow!

Andrew said...

Beautiful images... I love seeing rainbows (who doesn't)and what a fantastic kite to see... great fun.

hannah said...

Terrific skies and wonderful kites. Great comination.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures of those brooding, grumpy skies! They have a beauty and a drama all their own! And I LOVE the kite! Fantastic! Happy SWF! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

Sylvia

staronephoto said...

One could believe you make the photos through a crystal - there is a lot of wow effects in your photos - Splendid



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Karen said...

Another beautiful series of shots! Thank you for sharing.

thomas said...

kite,birds and sky,
it's just lovely.

My SWF

AL said...

Thank you for sharing Eileen, I enjoyed viewing your pictures especially the fiery skies!

lotusleaf said...

So much beauty captured! The topmost picture is all silver and the third one is silver and gold. I love all your shots.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful variety of shots. I liked that third sunrise shot very much.

Indrani said...

Wow! I liked the kite, it is a fantastic creation.

Martha Z said...

You had some wonderful, dramatic skies to supplement your bird watching and the kites were yet another bonus.
I can see why the one would make you think of Peter Pan, it is reminiscent of the pirate boat.

Carletta said...

Love the layers of clouds in that first shot!
All your sky shots are lovely!
Oh so envious of the bald eagle "capture" - well done Eileen.
I smiled with your reference to Peter Pan - a magical shot of the kite.

Light and Voices said...

Again, nice job!
Joyce M

Ebie said...

This is really a nice place to be at the perfect time of the day. Birding and sky watching. And the greatest reward is the rainbow!

Very cool shots!

J Bar said...

Terrific shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wonderful to see a rainbow! Well your moody sky photos are fabulous along with the pretty beach scene..they look lovely with your background! The kite is just excellent Eileen.
Hope things will look up with US Fish and Wildlife service as well as the N.P.S. plans on changing public usage and that.
One other thing I'd forgotten, I did a little research on Ancestry.com a number of years ago and found it pretty interesting. I got more out of that in some respects than relatives (lol)
Anyhow, have a well deserved weekend Eileen~

Jackie said...

Moody skies are great, I'm really beginning to appreciate how interesting they can be. The Sunrise is beautiful and I love the kite with its red sails, I can see why you would associate it with Peter Pan, I wonder if Captain Hook was aboard? The rainbow, egret and eagles are an added bonus.

Jidhu Jose said...

great wide shots
happy SWF

Romina said...

It's fun looking on the kite flying, beautiful photos of the skies here and I like the rainbow..

DJ said...

very original kite! really enjoyed your skies today, thanks for sharing

NatureFootstep said...

nice! love that unexpected ship in the air. :)

I don´t know if Watery Wednesday will shot down. But she has on several occations mentioned both health and work problems. Maybe she comes back. If so, having two water memes will still work fine I think. Lets hope she is OK. :)

Carol said...

Beautiful skies, I love the clouds, looks powerful. Had to laugh at the kite, it took me a sec :) Great shot!

Cheri said...

Love the kite! The dramatic skies make fro lovely pics.

Carolina Mts

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful assortment of sky pictures. And the eagles are great -- I wonder if they chased the merlin away?

Irene said...

Gorgeous shots, all of them! Such beautiful clouds and light!

Wish you a great weekend!

Irene

Shelley said...

Loved the colors in these "moody" shots! That was a cool kite too! Almost looked like a real ship in the sky. :-)

chubskulit said...

I love that kite, my husband would love that too! Happy weekend Eileen.

eden said...

Beautiful sky photos. I love the kites too.

Jeannelle said...

Beautiful photos! I like the ocean scenes. Happy skywatching!

Roan said...

The bird shots, especially the bald eagle, are amazing, as is that kite.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Beautiful sky and that ship kite is marvelous!

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