Thursday, June 25, 2009

SkyWatch ~ 39 Birds of a Feather....

We're on the way, to-morrow is the funeral but
today was full of wonders.



My camera is my lap dog so I was able to capture
three shots before these parrots had shot over our head.
The combined speed of us at 110kph, the birds something
similar in our direction, they were gone before I saw them!



The skies were superb, I shot off at lest 30 cloud shots in
one afternoon. I'll share some more another day.



Sorry about the fuzziness, shot almost straight up through
the windshield. From the silhouette alone it is difficult to
identify the parrots, it is easier to say which they are not.

I will not be able to see your posts or comment until we get
home next week.

Check out the rest of the world's skies by clicking on the Logo.

Thank you to all the wonderful people who manage this meme
for the rest of us sky addicts.

53 comments:

  1. I am sorry to read that you go to a funeral.
    However I am glad you showed these great shots!
    Take care!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wonderful trio and the first photo is the best one by my opinion.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I've never seen a flock of parrots before, so I am really impressed by these photos. The first picture is especially beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  4. like the play of the dark against the light and shapes of the birds against the stark white cloud formation. that first shot is perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Shall be thinking of you over the next few days.

    ReplyDelete
  6. The top photo is magnificent! I'm holding my breath looking at it!

    Bravo!

    ReplyDelete
  7. That is amazing.This is the way we see geese over here.
    Blessings,Ruth

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely Photographs !! Really loved the birds in the sky !! What a fantastic capture ! Great..Unseen Rajasthan

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love the blizzard of parrots! I laughed at myself, though - I looked at the photo and said to myself "That looks like more than 39 birds!" but then I realized it was the skywatch number - doh!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Magnificent, Arija, as always! Needless to say, I've never seen a flock of parrots fly overhead! What an amazing shot and such marvelous blue skies!

    My thoughts are with you as you go to the funeral. I know it's a sad time for you.

    ReplyDelete
  11. The birds! The birds!


    **Thinking of you**
    Always.
    But you already know that.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great shots despite the windscreen and motion. I can't imagine seeing that many parrots in flight. I hope everything will go well for you and your family at the funeral, Arija.
    Janice.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great shots. Usually if I see something like this it's gone before I get the camera aimed and focused.

    ReplyDelete
  14. A really great SkyWatch - how exotic with parrots :)
    Take care!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful sky and birds, Arija. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. May you have a safe trip...

    ReplyDelete
  16. NO apologies necessary! These are super.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Take care where ever you are. Its a good job for us that you keep your camera so handy. Lovely capture.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hallo Arija,
    das erste Bild gefällt mir besonders gut. Die Vögel ziehn in der gleichen Linie wie die Wolken.
    Dir ein zauberhaftes Wochenende
    Gruss Hartmut

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow, imagine a flock of parrots heading your way. Wish you all the best on the funeral, Arija.

    ReplyDelete
  20. The first shot is awesome!

    I think about you :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Another sad visit for you but the images you leave us with are wonderful. You cannot better birds in flight.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I had no idea parrots flew together is such large flocks. I LOVE learning new things. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  23. that is amazing. i watched these australian parrots in national geographic. i wish to see them with my own eyes someday.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Great series.
    Wonderful! :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wonderful shots! You did a great job of capturing them!

    My Skywatch is here

    ReplyDelete
  26. Gosh, just look at all those birds!! They look like black bats at first..


    Thinking about you, my friend.

    Hugs♥

    ReplyDelete
  27. Flocks of parrots!? Now I really know we are living in different parts of the world! :) Great shots!

    My thoughts are with you.

    ReplyDelete
  28. It's impressive, if not overpowering, to imagine seeing such a large flock at one time.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Beautiful sky watch shots. I've never heard of a flock of parrots before. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Great capture Arija and the skies are wonderful. Safe journey.
    Blessings and smiles

    ReplyDelete
  31. Great photos. The first one is my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  32. What great shots. Have never seen so many parrots. Best wishes for tomorrow.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Those were some great quick captures of the parrots. I try to do that while I'm driving.

    Have a safe journey home. My condolences. Big HUGS!

    ReplyDelete
  34. The birds offered you a magnificent surprise.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I was away when you posted of your loss. My thoughts are with you. These photos seem fitting as were the ones when you learned of the loss.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Very awesome to see a flock of parrots like this. Beautiful shots!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Great shots, very unusual. And condolences to you as well.

    ReplyDelete
  38. A flock of Parrots---wow! Something I have never seen and probably won't ever. Very cool shots.

    Sorry about the funeral--see you next week. MB

    ReplyDelete
  39. Hello Arija,
    I had no idea that parrots flew in such large flocks! Your captures from the car are quite dramatic. Safe trip and be well.

    ReplyDelete
  40. WOW ... wonderful series of birds in flight. It's not easy to capture these moments ;--)
    My thoughts remain with you and yours in your time of sorrow.
    Hugs and blessings,

    ReplyDelete
  41. Those are such wonderful shots of the parrots flying overhead.

    The first shot is very cool, with the way you have caught their path, echoing the curve of the cloud.

    My heart and thoughts go out to you, as you lay your brother to rest. Stay well.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Beautiful shots, just magical how those birds draw patterns in the sky.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Super shots, love them. What a noise they must have made.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Thinking of you on the way to the funeral. May all those parrots be a reminder that your brother is now another bird in the sky-watching over you, my dear.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Beautiful shots. In the first shot it looks as if they have formed a line on the border of clouds.

    ReplyDelete
  46. You have an excellent way of talking in your blog. The photos pair so very nicely with the commentary.

    ReplyDelete
  47. I am so glad to have you back! I am glad to hear it was a beautiful funeral, that is comforting, nevertheless, yes, the feeling of loss remains.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Thinking of you after the funeral Arija.
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  49. There seems a magical symmetry between the free flying birds and the flight of a soul you are going to commemorate. Beautiful pictures.

    ReplyDelete

Blog Widget by LinkWithin