Friday, February 29, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Welcome to Sky Watch Friday!

How to participate in Sky Watch
1. Post your sky picture on your blog. You do not have to use a picture with only the sky in it and the picture can be taken whenever and not just on Friday.
2. Come to my blog and sign in on Mr. Linky
3. Enjoy the beautiful sky pictures of the other bloggers.

There is a new Mr. Linky each week so you always have to sign up on the current one. Please do not sign your name on Mr. Linky unless you have a sky picture posted on your blog.

Buzzards (vultures) live in the town of Tallapoosa, Georgia year round.
Each year in November vultures from the northern states migrate south because their food supply (dead animals)is covered by snow and hard to find.
They have several favorite trees in Tallapoosa they roost in.They also roost in this tower behind city hall. In March they travel back to the northern states. The town of Hinckley, Ohio has an annual buzzard day and festival to welcome them back.

Please play fair!!! Do not put your name on Mr. Linky unless you intend to visit other participants and leave comments. This is not intended to be free advertising for anyone but a fun thing for all. I'll delete names with incorrect addresses, and inappropriate posts.


111 comments:

Daniel J Santos said...

Lots and lots of birds, great photos for the sky watch.

Kostas said...

Always you impress with your ideas.
He is splendid set from the photographs with the birds,

quinTarantino said...

Now that's quite a lot of birds...
Great idea.

ellen b said...

The Birds! The Birds! Sorry couldn't resist. You have the best bird photos! Love it...

Uma por Dia said...

Is my first time in the Sky Watch Friday and am somewhat imaginative that only reminded me of flowers ... In the sky, of course:)

Dottie said...

Ok, that would be really neat to see. I've not seen so many birds in one spot before. At least not sitting around in trees. Very cool!

Craver Vii said...

And me, I'm wondering what the sound was like with this particular community.

They (buzzards) may not be popular with some people, but I'm always fascinated to see a bird in flight. Maybe envious is a better word.

Paulie said...

Great photos of those buzzards. Good storyline too!

leslie said...

I love this type of shot with the starkness of bare winter trees - and the birds make it come alive!

guild-rez said...

For Sky Watch Friday..
I have a picture with the title: Bird and Sky". Enjoy..
Love your pictures,
Gisela

Sandy Carlson said...

Dot,
These are amazing shots. I've never seen so many of these guys gathered like this! This presentation is surreal. I love it.

Kelli said...

Man, those are a lot of vultures! We are a bit obsessed with them at our house...always calling one out while driving, but we've never seen that many! Great pictures!
Hugs,
Kelli

Willard said...

Dot,
That's an interesting post about the buzzards. I saw one today feeding on a road killed deer in the woods across from the house. I don't know why I didn't take the time to photograph it. It is great that you posted this info. on the same day that I saw my first one of the season.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

WOW... that's just crazy.. I love that one with in flight... I can't believe how many there are... that would be just really scary, I think!
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

kbbryant said...

Oooh that many vultures in one place together is kind of creepy, but your photos are awesome.
Kathy b

Sonia said...

WOW! Just stunning photos! Well done!

DeeMom said...

That last pictures is some kind of roost.

We have turkey vultures here, now that is a scary site.
Great pictures!

Siani said...

Amazing pics, especially the last one. Didn't realize that 'buzzard' meant 'vulture' in the US. Here in the UK, our buzzards are a type of large hawk.

Jean said...

Must be Bird Friday. You have buzzards, I have a hawk.

happyone said...

Wow, that's a lot of birds. Nice photos!!

Just Plain Sweet said...

I see lots of them taking my daughter to school every morning. I much prefer to see them from afar than close up.

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Anonymous said...

Dot, I don't have time to visit all the sky watchers...I try to look at some, but still work. I will not post anymore. I am sorry but do not have enough time to visit them all. I really enjoy looking at those I have time to and see so many different views of the world. i love the Norway photos and the guy in UK.

I work everyday. Leave at 7 and thirty. Don't get home until 4. I know that is not late but I try to walk. I have to feed and tend to my chickens and animals. I could respond to 10 sky photos but not 100...you are just too popular girl. Out of my Arky league!

It was fun...to meet you on Fridays for awhile.
Sister

Kuanyin said...

Great photos of the birds!

Stacey @Real World Mom said...

Great photos, and interesting information to go with them! :-)

Misty Dawn said...

Wow - that's a LOT of birds!

Sharon said...

That's a lot of buzzards. I've seen them all bunched up like that before, very interesting. Your pictures are great!

Anna said...

I love that first picture. Thanks for sharing.

patsy said...

when thoes bird start flying over my house i think they are coming for me.

Nancy said...

That's a lot of birds.Bet they were quite noisy.Great pictures!

Lori said...

Love the photos!
Thanks for hosting us...

Juliana RW said...

Nice sky you have

Hope you visit mine also :D Thanks

picturing of life said...

wow...white sky with the birds on in. Great shot.

Will you visit mine Thanks

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Oh my!!!!!!!!!

marcia said...

your last 2 lovely posts are for the birds and so nice

Truls said...

Great to see the masters of the sky captured so nice. And especially how they have concurred our modern installations.
Have a nice weekend.

Dancin' Fool said...

Hello! Excellent photos. My two favourite things to photograph are the sky and birds so I am very happy to have found you and the Sky Watch Friday! My first post is up at:

http://twoknightsandmaidens.blogspot.com/2008/02/sky-watch-friday.html

I am now off to look at more lovely sky pictures. What a great start to the day!

Marie said...

Very interesting post!

Texel in vogelvlucht. Gerard said...

Many birds, just like Alfred Hitchcock's Birds. Even better.

Angie said...

Hi Dot,
Brilliant photos,great sky watch

david mcmahon said...

Dot - I'm amazed at how many buzzards there are in those shots. Intrigued that they have a welcome day as well - and I wonder if their decision to ``adopt'' the tower interferes with reception in any way!

ArneA said...

Happy to see no vultures around here at the moment.
I am still alive and feel fine.

Berit said...

WoW! So many birds!! it must be interesting to look when they are coming and when they are leaving this place!

Pernille said...

I just love your photo to day:)

Deslilas said...

Fine ideas :
- the Sky watch Friday
- your pics.
Congratulations.

Small City Scenes said...

The trees are full will BIRDS. MB

pts said...

nice photographs

chérouvrier said...

Birds and sky everything to get very interesting pics.
When you have your talent and skill.

alexander said...

Oh the skies in Georgia is the same in Manchester. But it is still interesting to see the birds. Nice photos!

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Edmund (the explorer) Nesbitt said...

hellooooooooo Auntie dot!
I am still at Argument Cottage but I have some exciting news over on my blog!

See you soon, give my love to your mum.
Exx

Garden Angel said...

Cool! Trees and birds! And so many!!!
Have a nice weekend Dot!

Ida said...

That`s a large group! :)
Nice shot of the birds in the tower. I`ve never seen this bird for real.

Happy weekend to you Dot! :)

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

wow DOT ,
this is very beautiful done, are you really having so many birds there? great done I like it!

Greetings JoAnn
Watch my SKYWATCH friday...

Vi Leardi said...

Dear Dot, I've commed to know you because of Sonia Mascaro From Leaves of Grass.Congratulations for this wondefull idea of watching the skys on fridays ...i hope to be able to participate many more times .Sincerely.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Another great set of Sky Watch Pictures Dot..
It gets better and bigger each week... At this rate we will need an extry day in the week to catch up on them all.

Catch up with you over the weekend

Tom..
Peters is here at the moment and says Hi as well. My coffee must be good. :O)

Frøydis Vestbøstad said...

In a song we sing about the birds who uses their mind an go south. Hopefully they will use their mind to come north again as well:-)

lv2scpbk said...

I am seeing them everywhere here in central PA. It feels like the movie "The Birds". I've seen them before here but there seems to be so many more this year than ever before. I like your pole picture with the birds hanging out on it.

Kerri said...

I have never seen so many vulturs in one tree! Normally around here there are just two or so in a tree.
And I had no idea they migrated.
Very interesting!!!!

Susan said...

This reminds me of Hitchcock's The Birds...

great shots!

June said...

Yes, definitely Hitchcockian! Great shots.

Daryl E said...

Did Hitchcock see this? LOL. Great shots as always, dot!

Mike said...

I love the mobile tree!

Dirty Knees said...

Incredible, so many buzzards in one place!

Vi Leardi said...

Your birds are stunning...
Thank you so,for your visit...Happy weekend.

Vi Leardi said...
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Robyn Jones said...

Wow! These are dramatic pictures! Love them!

Carla said...

Well, this is fun! This is my first time for Sky Watch. I'm going to enjoy visiting the other participants today. Thanks for starting this.

I love your black and white photos!

lissa said...

I don't suppose it's dangerous being around them if they feed on dead animals.

I thought those black things were part of the trees. But still they are a stunning sight!

Miss Patti said...

ohhh I really like your pictures

chanpheng said...

Birds and trees against sky; beautiful pictures.

Nessa said...

Wow, like the movie.

We have hawks and small eagles living on the ariel polls near us, but my photos of them haven't come out so hot yet.

Autumn said...

Wow look at all those birds. I feel like I am in a hitchcock movie! lol.

Petunia said...

Your SWF shots are always so great.

Sharon said...

we have those here too, Dot. Great shots :)

Dewdrop said...

Sky shots are right up my alley... I've even got some from tornado alley. I will try to participate each week!!! :O)

Check out South Georgia skies.

Lyn said...

very nice lots of birds, reminds me of hitchcok

HildeS. said...

Lovely pictures Dot.
The last one is a great shot:)

Dick said...

Hi Dot, Your skywatch is great. Reminds me the movie "birds". Especially the last one. Have a wonderful weekend.

DigitalShutterMania said...

Wonderful shot : )

Anita said...

I love these!!

Anemone said...

So wonderful, and så many... i am glad they are together and not alone, that would have given me a sad feeling.

Nice weekend to you, from Norway.

Andrea said...

That is interesting how those buzzards hang out in Tallapoosa.

Só- Poesias e outros itens said...

Dot,
thanks for comments im my blog,
lovely post.

ju gioli

TAMY & the SGT said...

Alfred Hitchcock could've used those pictures.

John said...

Great photos of those birds. :-)

becky voyles said...

Buzzards! Who would have thunk it? I like the eerieness of it. I have posted my sky watch on my blog if you want to take a "gander".

gmj said...

Great shot of buzzards. I ust got back from the beach, I will visit everyones site tomorrow... promise. But first, ZZZzzzz

Southern Heart said...

You always have such amazing photos, Dot! It was also an interesting post.

I'll have to participate sometime soon...it looks like fun! :)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Those are a lot of buzzards. I like the shot of the last one.

Gloria said...

Wow, there's just so many... shiver... kind of creepy, but awesome in a way :)

Alan said...

Hooray, I'm number 96... :) Late getting around to things this week! I guess the vultures stop at the border since they aren't snowbirds.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well Dot... this really dose get better and better. I added my mate John to Sky Watch... he must not know about Mr. Linky. I hope you don't mind..
I have plenty of time on my hands Dot... I try to visit each and everyone of the other Sky Watchers but I don't know how others manage it or find the time. ha!
Have a great weekend... Glad you enjoyed my sheep... I agree about the humour.. I may start up a Silly Saturday..

granmal said...

Man those are alot of Buzzards. And I thought we had alot of them here. They not a very pretty bird, but I quess they have a job to do.

Thanks for the comment on my mom!

Just little ol'me said...

Wow that last shot makes me think of "The Birds", lol. Great shots. Always great shots.

Andrée said...

Posts I love! Fascinating information, wonderful photographs. And that last photo is stunning with the angles and perspective. I'm thinking I never see buzzards here. I have to keep an eye out for them in the summer. There is the occasional turkey buzzard. Thank you!

Misty Dawn said...

Hi Dot - it is almost midnight my time, and I just couldn't stop myself from coming back here to leave you another comment. At midnight my time, you have 99 Sky Watch posts this week (just one shy of 100 - makes me want to go start another blog LOL). I just wanted to tell you that Sky Watch Friday is one of my favorite memes ever, and I truly look forward to it each week. I think that having nearly 100 participating blogs is quite the testament to what you have started here! I just wanted to let you know that I noticed and I commend you for what you have created. Thanks for giving me such a fun and beautiful thing to participate in each week.

B E 6 6 said...

The dutch sky at the sea is here to see......

Travis said...

First time with Sky Watch Fridays. I think this is a really neat opportunity. Thanks for bring us all together.

Astrid Witte said...

Wow, there seem to be a lot of birds around. Nice shots!

amy said...

First time finding your site... your projects look like fun! :)

gmj said...

Arg!! I am so trying to visit all, but this is taking a while. I will continue to continue after I find more coffee. :)

Dewdrop said...

Oops... my link was bad. Thanks Dot for letting me know. Sorry about your bad weather. Glad you faired ok. Here is my link to my Sky Watch Friday post.

byrningbunny said...

Wow, that is a lot of buzzards! I had no idea they travelled in flocks like that.

I've posted mine a little late since I was out of commission earlier this week.

deborah wilson said...

Good photos, Dot - looks like a scene from the movie "The Birds"!

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

A fantastic idea!

Beautiful photos !

Santilli

said...

Please disconsider register...110

and open on 113... So Sorry Thanks.

Laerte Pupo said...

Good photos and quit birds.

I like it.

oldmanlincoln said...

Have to see how this works.

Chris said...

Great idea! Thank you!

---Michael--- said...

The birds in the communications tower remind me that we coexist in this world... people don't like these cellphone towers in their backyards but the birds seem to love them for the view!

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