Thursday, August 11, 2011

More Strange Skies of the Vermilon River. A Post To SWF.

Sure looks like rain.
 The sky gave me and the weather man a rough time this week. Despite the need for rain these black clouds would not build up to a rain. Finally we got a thunderstorm, really not what we needed, nor was the rain of sufficient  duration. The heat has broken much to Boomer`s relief, and probably mine. In fact right now it's about 16C or say 62F and feels cold.
The little clouds didn't grow.

Starting to brighten.

Cedar Waxwing.
My own bird feeders became more active with visits from Song Sparrows, Chickadees, and this male Downy who balances on the feeder using his tail. The Cedar Waxwing and the Turkey Vulture are from the forest. If the Vulture was sitting in my tree, I`d sure need to check my pulse, wouldn't  I?

Of course, no local grouping would be complete without Huegy, the Crow. A Post to SWF@http://skywatch.blogspot.com/


Black-capped Chickadee.

Male Downy

Male Downy.

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Turkey Vulture In Flight.

Huegy, the crow and his peanut.

34 comments:

  1. oh my! 62F! that's 20 degrees lower than we've gotten as our low temp in weeks!

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  2. Oh, the skies looks atrocious. The birds are beautiful.

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  3. Great shot of the turkey vulture.

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  4. Oh, I enjoyed this series. glad your temps have cooled down a bit too. happy SWF to you.

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  5. Wonderful images of your skies Gary...
    Your bird are wonderful to see i love the Downy...
    It's nice to hear Boomer is enjoying the cooler weather.

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  6. Glad you've at least had some relief from the heat--I'm sure Boomer is happy.
    Our feeders have had way more traffic lately too. Thanks for sharing Huegy too!

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  7. Good to know that weather has cooled down. Wonderful shots of the birds.

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  8. you have a good variety of birds that visit your feeder.

    My sky is here

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  9. Awesome captures, love the birds too:)

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  10. Weather makes for interesting watching
    Your bird photos are darling
    Happy SWF

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  11. You have some moody weather there! Love the birds, and I am in love with your handsome dog Boomer!

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  12. Lovely sky and charming birds!

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  13. That's a great picture of the turkey vulture. Usually they're so high in the sky that they look all dark, so it's fun to see their lighter feathers. Hope you get the kind of rain you need soon. Everything around here is now greening up nicely, almost by the hour.

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  14. Dramatic skies and awesome birds - I think the birds like you to shoot them :)

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  15. Gorgeous skies Gary, and Huegy is so cute with his peanut.

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  16. A nice collection of birds, and skies. I like that you've given the crow a name.

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  17. Stormy, but lovely skies. The bird shots are always great. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

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  18. amazing bird shots-- i love the cedar waxwing photo.

    "If the Vulture was sitting in my tree, I`d sure need to check my pulse, wouldn't I?" - i had a big LOL on this one.:p

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  19. Dramatic skies and some lovely bird shots!

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  20. With some of the freaky weather we have been getting it gives us photographers some great opportunities for sky shots.

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  21. Hi Gary

    What dramatic clouds really impressive to bad you did not get the rain you needed. Huegy, the crow is his normal handsome self.

    All the best to Boomer.

    Guy

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  22. There's something about seeing a song sparrow swing into our bridal veil bush makes my heart ache just a little. They're so delicately beautiful.

    The other captures are awesome too. Here's hoping you get some rain & relief.

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  23. you seem to have a very good eye for spotting all these great photo ops!

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  24. wow, very interesting shot of the sky...nice!

    thanks for dropping by at explorerminded.com

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  25. Love the dramatic skies and the pretty birds. great photos, happy skywatching!

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  26. ♪°º✿
    ˛♫ Olá, amigo!

    Sensacionais as fotos do céu...
    Os pássaros simplesmente deslumbrantes.

    Boa semana!
    Cheia de alegria e muita paz.
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    º°✿
    ✿♥ ° ·.
    ˛✿♪

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  27. Great photos! My favourites are the crow and the sky on top. Awesome!

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