Thursday, 21 March 2013

Sky Watch Friday - A crowded sky

Well - its late and I need to go to bed!

Skys can be full of clouds, colour, rain or snow.  But these skies are full of birds.

These are Short Tailed Shearwaters - also known as aMutton Birds.

These huge flocks of birds were dominating the sky (and the sea) off the coast of Tasmania.

It was, to say the least, remarkable.

Short Tailed Shearwaters and Shy Albatros

Short Tailed Shearwaters
Short Tailed Shearwaters

You can find a longer post about the trip that ended in this flock of birds here.

You can find more skies from around the world here at Sky Watch Friday.

32 comments:

grammie g said...

Hi Stewart...Just stunning to see so many birds like that at once ...I have never seen that many at once!!
Awesome photo's!
Grace

TexWisGirl said...

really, really cool!

Karen said...

I love a sky full of birds. Terrific captures Stewart!

Sylvia K said...

These are terrific, Stewart!! I do love seeing a sky full of birds, too!! Have a great weekend!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Yikes, that's a lot of birds! Wonderful captures, Stewart!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow and endless sea of birds! Awesome capture Stewart!

Fun60 said...

An amazing sight Stewart. A sky on the move.

ladyfi said...

Wow - that is spectacular! Great shots.

Marie said...

That must have been exciting, seeing so many!

Karen said...

Great captures, this must have been a sight to see. Have a nice weekend.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos for SWF,Stewart!Thank you for it and have a nice weekend!

Randi said...

These are stunning photos! Amazing!

Laura said...

wow, that's a lot of birds!

DIMI said...

Very beautiful pictures Stewart!The sky is full of birds!! Awesome capture!Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Dimi..

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, the skies are really crowded their! This is one bird I would like to add to my list. Awesome shots, Stewart!

Shirley said...

so interesting to see so many birds in one place..love how some have their wings up and others down..amazing that they don't fly in to one another..

Jidhu Jose said...

superb

Lina Gustina said...

Awesome 'birdy' skies!

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Lea said...

Fantastic!
Just looking at your photos, I can almost hear the flapping wings!
Happy Sky Watching!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Kerri said...

Super!

Erika Price said...

Awesome! But hope you had a hat on!!!

Liz said...

Cool shots! Happy sky watching.

My sky.

pattisjarrett said...

What an amazing number of birds.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Crowded indeed! Wonder what was attracting them all?

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

wow!!! I wish I was there with a good camera like yours.

Arti said...

Beautifully captured! The sky seems to be full to them. Have a lovely weekend Stewart :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beyond amazing! A birder in Texas told me once that as a child he remembered the sky darkening because there were so many migrating birds .. that doesn't happen now around these parts. That is wonderful to see so many birds in flight.

Ken Schneider said...

Now that's an imposing biomass!

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that is amazing. Would love to watch it.

Dave said...

Brilliant Stewart

Pat Tillett said...

That is a lot of birds! Nice pics!

Robert Geiss said...

Impressed by their ability to fly even within such crowded space.

robert geiß