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Thursday, 24 July 2008

Skywatch Friday

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I took this picture in West Sussex, UK (on 30 July 2006) because I like the cloud formation.

I've only just resurrected it and discovered this.
I believe it's a Buzzard

25 comments:

mick said...

A reciprocal visit for skywatch but I'll certainly be back! I haven't seen that piece by W.H. Davies for a long time - it,s great. Thanks for sharing!

as minhas fotografias said...

great photo!

Donna said...

What Pretty shots!! Happy day!

Happy Feet said...

Those are great! I really like the 2nd one. Very cool.

Leora said...

Lovely skies. Your bird adds to your soft compositions.

SandyCarlson said...

Those are lovely shots!

Sheila said...

Lovely!

Jeanne said...

That's a great shot. Love those clouds and cool that you got the bird in there. Bonus. I'm a newbie to SWF and loving what everyone does.

Sherry said...

I love seeing clouds like this, and it's great that you captured the buzzard in there too. Nice photo!

Tink *~*~* said...

I love when the sky has those little puffball cloudlets in it!

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Rose said...

Over in the UK I have heard it called a buzzard, but here in the U.S. a buzzard is a bird that only eats on things already dead.

This is some type of hawk which I am told will eat stuff already dead but I have never witnessed it. I always see them diving to catch something...there are those that could probably tell you what kind it is maybe by the length of his tail/shape. I am not that good.

Anyway, I really like this picture...don't you like discovering something like that in one.

napaboaniya said...

Pretty nice capture of the burst of clouds and that bird :)

Kay said...

I love your cottonball skies and the buzzard certainly makes it interesting!

Island Rambles Blog said...

WOW I love the popcorn or cotton ball sky...nice...thanks for your comments on my blog tricia..I am back from holidays now and trying to catch up on all the blogs I missed out on...cheers.

Scotty Graham said...

I also love those kind of clouds....great for skywatch, heh?

Thanks for your visit to my blog...hope you can stop by more often....

Cheers,
Scotty

Carin Fuchs said...

All the - earned - praises are said already! Fantastic picture Tricia!
I thought I am the only on who takes great pleasure in taking pictures of the sky or of various cloud formations. LOL LOL LOL

AphotoAday said...

Cool shots -- did you know that Blake, the poet, wrote about skies like that -- he called them mackerel skies, after the skin of that fish...

nina said...

Lovely with the clouds.

Nina at Nature Remains

Kelly said...

Very awesome photos!!

Raven said...

Beautiful shots!

digibirder said...

Hi Tricia, just catching up on blogs as we were away last weekend camping in Norfolk for a few days. I think your bird may be a Sparrowhawk. The tail looks a bit long for Buzzard.

Tricia said...

Hi Digi - hope you had a good time in Norfolk :)

Sparrowhawks and Buzzards are around in W. Sussex but I'll bow to your greater knowledge. Thanks Di.

digibirder said...

Had a great time, thanks, apart from all the screaming kids that arrived Friday and Saturday!!

I'm not too sure about greater knowledge! I was just going on the tail length and wing shape, which is not really right for Buzzard. When Keith had a look just now his first comment was a harrier of some sort - possibly Hen Harrier, but I've had a look at the BirdGuides DVD and I'm still going with Sparrowhawk.

digibirder said...

Plus, I suppose it depends how big it looked in reality - it's hard to say when you have no idea of scale.

Tricia said...

Di - thanks for your further comments. Pete thinks Sphawk too and I'm in agreement about wing shape etc. It was incredibly high up - in fact I was taking pics of the clouds and didn't even notice the bird until I got pic on PC!!

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