Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fly Away



These are from last week, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge (North Coast, CA). Some cool cloud action was happening. Lots of geese (Aleutian Cackling and Canada) and some lovely little evidence of spring. Spring comes early in Humboldt, and this makes me and Zac happy people! I am in some desperate need of a backpacking trip. I may likely lose my sanity if this doesn't happen in the near future. It's true. Skywatch Friday

We also saw this juvie Red-tailed Hawk. Not the best picture and it was getting dark, but he was nice and sat still for me...until the young bald eagle came cruising towards his direction. Then he was quickly and gladly on his way...

28 comments:

ramblingwoods said...

I know it was about the birds which are wonderful..but I love the pussy willows...Michelle

Maria said...

I almost get envious when I see that image of the willows, I have to wait until april before they start to show in my garden...well, well worth waiting for. Beautiful image of the eagle.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures ! Hawks always have such an evil look ! :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love the way the birds seem to be 'hillocking' over the clouds.

Dan said...

That's a big sky (if you know what I mean)! Lovely photos.

Susan said...

Yay! Pussy Willows! Can't wait to see some here as well (but it'll be another month at least)

Lene said...

I just love the series from the field - peaceful - but I can hear the sound of all the birds :)

Gwendolyn L said...

Great pictures. It's hard to believe that pussy willow are already out. We (Michigan) are still under a lot of snow, and don't expect the pussy willow until late April. Thanks for sharing your lovely skys.

Manang Kim said...

Great scenery and at least here in blogosphere I see many different kind of birds. Thanks for sharing!

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Sylvia K said...

I love them all!! Beautiful skies, love the pussy willows and the birds are just gorgeous, particularly the hawk! Have a great weekend!!

Sylvia

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Great skies and love the Pussy Willow too.

indicaspecies said...

Wow, what lovely skies and so many birds!

ewok1993 said...

this post is wonderful. the scenery is breathtaking. i should visit that part of the state.

Gagiers said...

I love your photos..really fantastic..

Eaglesbrother said...

Great clouds..love the formations, also great Red Tail Shot.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos, Jill!

Carolyn Ford said...

That is an amazing sky in the first photo. It is so similar to the scene below...wind blown willows. That hawk looks like it has zeroed in on something. That "something" had better hide fast!

Light and Voices said...

Fantastic image of the Red Tail Hawk.
Joyce, IL, USA

Wren said...

Lovely country, lovingly portrayed. Nice contrast between the first two photos - it was easy to imagine the flap of wings.

dowhatyoulove said...

I just love the feeling of the pictures with those clouds in them. What a beautiful cloudy day! And its fun to see some pussy willows.

What type of backpacking trips do you go on? Bernie and I are getting ready to go hike the Appalachian Trail, we will be leaving in 2 weeks.

Natural Moments said...

Beutiful Skies bring beauty to the Journey. We reflect that which we take notice of. The world shines elegantly in the eyes of the artist.

Martha Z said...

Those are interesting clouds. Great shots.
I'm anxious to get back into the Sierra. Looking at your budding willow I realize it will be April or May before the bud at Virginia Lakes.

Lianne said...

lovely cloud formations!

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Alexander said...

Very beautiful and clear skies you have. The surroundings and birds are lovely too.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
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Tarun Mitra said...

lovely images especially of the flying birds and the hawk...happy weekend

Tunes Photo said...

So many birds! Very interesting photos!

Regina said...

Another beautiful and amazing scenes!

Have a great weekend.

Kcalpesh said...

I wish I could visit such locations! Amazing shots!!

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