Thursday, October 11, 2012

Skywatch>>Blueridge Parkway

It is time to link up with one of my favorites memes Skywatch Friday and  NF Winged.

I have a few photos from my latest trip, we started the trip driving down the Blueridge Parkway.  We were checking out the fall foliage and of course I could not go anywhere without looking for the birds.









 I believe this is an Eastern Phoebe, he or she just refused to turn and look at me.




Above, we stopped at this overlook to see the view when I noticed it is the site for the local Hawk Migration Count. A few birders were there watching for the hawks.



Above is the Mabry Mill and a pretty blue sky.


The snoozing duck was seen on the pond near the Mabry Mill along the parkway.


To see more beautiful photos and pretty skies please visit Skywatch Friday
and NF Winged

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.

43 comments:

  1. Prettty birds, and the Mill, it's precious.

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  2. Dearest Eileen,
    Oh, pine tree can be kind of different fom our, I wonder. Never knew the bird "Phoebe"; haha, refused to turn and look at you(^^;) Thanks for beautiful pictures as usual♬♬♬
    Lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  3. Great photos Eileen; I love the look of that old mill, very pretty spot.

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  4. Wunderschöne Motive...

    Sonnigen Gruß aus buntem Herbst

    Cloudy

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  5. Wow! Beautiful view point and mill.

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  6. Eileen,

    Beautiful time of year isn't it. My blog has Mabry Mill right now, we must have passed each other in our travels this past weekend.

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  7. oh, you were close to me. you should have called ... Mabry Mill is such an awesome place to see. love it there. gorgeous no matter what time of the year. love it!! (:

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  8. Great photo of the mill . . . I liked the bill tucked swan/duck?

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  9. oh, that mill... can't get any better than that!

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  10. Hallo Eileen!Beautiful photos!Grate nature!Your so lucky to travel into so wonderful places!I love the snoozing duck!So cute!Have a lovely Friday!
    Dimi..

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  11. Beautiful captures! Lovin the duck =)

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  12. beautiful pictures!!
    i LOVE the old mill...and of course the trees changing color!!

    just right to get into the autumn mood...now if only the temp's here would cooperate & cool down! (actually it DID cool down last night...and stayed down in the low 80's during the day...)

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  13. thanx for the picture tour and info about the area and the birds....your photos are delightful.....

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  14. Beautiful Fall colors -- makes a gorgeous drive. The lovely white duck makes me sleepy!

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  15. Beautiful shots from the parkway.

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  16. Beautiful skies and lovely birds!! Perfect combination as always, Eileen! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. nice view. :) Love the old mill and the snoozing duck. Almost wish I could do it mysel. :)

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  18. Great series!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  19. A gorgeous collection of captures Eileen. Thanks for sharing this awesome scenery and birds with us. Happy weekend! (and thanks for dropping by my blog)

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  20. Love the mill and great shsot of the duck! Too bad the hawks were not there.

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  21. What wonderful shots you got of so many interesting things on your trip. I feel like I was there too.

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  22. What an incredible view. These bird shots are wonderful.

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  23. Beautiful shots Eileen!
    I haven't been on the parkway in quite a few years. Your photos certainly reflect the beauty there.

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  24. A great overlook view. Love the sleeping duck :)

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  25. How were the colors on the Parkway???? We don't have much here.

    Glad you saw a precious little Pheobe. Love it!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  26. love the post on Mabry Mill...wonderful shots, nice shots of the ducks. cheers.

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  27. What gorgeous views, and all under a sunny blue sky. Perfect!

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  28. Lovely serie of photos! So much details to see!

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  29. Great views from up there. Like the duck having a snooze.

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  30. Beautiful shots!
    Have a great weekend.

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  31. looks like the birds were all feeling shy that day!

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  32. What magnificent views!

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  33. i just love those senic overlooks, aren't they the best? the perfect view and a great photo spot!!

    we still don't have any color here in new jersey, i am waiting, not so patiently.

    the mill was my favorite, so incredibly beautiful!!

    have a great weekend eileen!!

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  34. Every time I visit your blog you seem to have been somewhere new, exciting and picturesque Eileen, and somewhere where there's good birding. Like the sleepy duck. Have a great weekend.

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  35. That is such a nice sharing... Well done !

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  36. Wat beautiful overlook places Eileen , great photo's as always. Have a nice weekend

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  37. Beautiful series from your nature.
    Wish you a great weekend.
    From Hilda

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  38. I have always wanted to go down to Mabry Mill. Maybe next year! Loved all your photos Eileen, such beautiful country out there and that was a cute shot of the bird.

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  39. How was the hawk count there this year? The numbers were way, WAY down at one of my favourite haunts, but it might just mean that the hawks were flying very high.

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  40. That Mill looks like something out of the Shire. I am liking your fun. Somedays I don't have to go far.....while other days, there is maybe one bird hanging out. Fun trips you have going on here:)

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