Friday, 30 October 2009

SkyWatch; Friday; Wheeling....


I was fascinated watching hundreds of cockatiels wheeling and turning in big circles settling on the nearby trees, taking off again in huge flocks until they found their roosting place.

(I have left the pictures fairly big, so please click and scroll to see the impact of the birds.)



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Photos TS

38 comments:

Marie Höglund said...

We could cal it bird watch ;-). Lovely shots. Thanks for sharing :-)

Laura in Paris said...

I am reading In the Heart of the Counry by J M Coetzee (who lives in Australia). At one point there is a beautiful sentene that talks about rainclouds rolling in trains in the sky .. the phrase came back to me when I saw your picture. beautiful.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Nice sky and trhe birds are looking great, love your sw, Happy weekend come see my Dutch sky seen in Holland, its Autmn here.

JoAnn Holland

Guy D said...

That first shot is a definite keeper, well done.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Maya said...

Very interesting shots

Barbee' said...

Titania, those are beautiful photos. I immediately enlarged them, even before I read what you had written. I can't imagine having so many cockatiels flying free.

Steffi said...

Great shots!Very nice photo´s of skies!Have a nice weekend!

J Bar said...

Fantastic sky full of birds.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Eaglesbrother said...

Very beautiful skies there..and the birds do take up a bit of it..lol...they are pretty too.


Eaglesbrother

Janie said...

Great pictures of the birds. Seems quite exotic to me to have cockatiel flocks flying around the neighborhood.

eileeninmd said...

What a cool sighting, I would love to see these birds. Great photo for skywatch.

texasdaisey said...

Wow! what a beautiful sight! I wonder how it sounds? Amazing!
Debbie

Hildred and Charles said...

A beautiful photo, and the birds are a wonderful contrast to the tree.

Kerri said...

Trudi, wonderful to see your gorgeous Aussie birds! I miss them. You have such a fantastic variety. My mum fed so many of them and enjoyed them immensely.
I enlarged the photos. Amazing!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I've been enjoying large numbers of birds flying around, too. Great shots!

Stephanie said...

So many birds in the sky at one time... it's wonderful! I can't recall if I have seen this in real :-)

ingrid said...

Hallo Titania,
vergrößert wirken die Bilder ungeheuer spannend und dramatisch - auch ich beobachte immer sehr gerne einen Vogelschwarm, Stare sind es bei uns oder im Winter auch Finken...
Liebe Grüße
Ingrid

Siru said...

Nice pictures you have. I like them.

MedaM said...

Wonderful photos especially when are enlarged! The birds look lovely in the air and also the light i great!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Fantastic, especially enlarged! Thank you Titania!

Prospero said...

Beautiful shots, Titania. I particularly like the small stand of trees in the first one.

easygardener said...

I imagine it would have been extremely noisy as they jostled for position!

Tammie Lee said...

Your photos are wonderful! The light is perfect and the birds are a wonder.
Spirithelpers

diane said...

Gosh the enlarged pic is great. So many birds cluttering the sky.

Vicky said...

Great "birdy" sky, Nice shots, thanks for sharing

HappyMouffetard said...

Wonderful photos - amazing to think that cockatiels fly free where you are, rather than being caged birds.

Gail - Fort Rock Glimpses said...

Often I don't look at the photos in their larger format, but those birds were well worth it!

Kanak Hagjer said...

I love your Sky Watch photos and these shots are wonderful! Enlarged them...oh, to see that many birds at one time! So pretty!

Elfe said...

Fantastisch liebe Titania! So viele Vögel auf einmal gibt es hier in der Stadt nicht zu sehen. Ja vielleicht im Winter die Möwen.
Liebe Grüsse und guten Wochenstart morgen
Elfe

Andrea said...

I love the sky watch pictures you post! Have a great week, Andrea

Ann said...

Hi Tatania,

I was thinking of you when I went to Muriwai and saw your Australian gannets here. May be you cockatiels want to be like the gannets, and come here to roost.

I went yesterday, and saw these beautiful Aussie birds. haven't down loaded the photos, but you can see some from an older posts.
http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2009/06/new-zealand-most-peaceful-country.html

Alice said...

Wonderful photos. Usually when I see a good shot like that my camera is nowhere in sight. Great shot, Titania.

Di said...

Wonderful birds and sky photo!

Titania, I have given you an Honest Scrap Award on my blog, and would like to have you participate, if you have the time. I understand if you cannot. Simply blame James as he did it to me, so I'm playing it forward. ;)

Bonnie Bonsai said...

The best and one of a kind of heavenly scenery. Let's put it this way, they are Angels in disguise appearing in the sky as birds. Don't you think so?

Marvelous sight on high!

Hort Log said...

These are adoring and noisy birds aren't they....but heard they are considered pests somepart of the country.

catmint said...

Hi Titania, i haven't visited you for quite a while. I absolutely love the pics and words about your great trip - I am hoping to visit those places one day, in the meantime happy to do it through your eyes. I have awarded you the truth scrap award. Cheers, catmint

Titania said...

I have read and enjoyed all your kind and thoughtful comments. Thank you!

Arija said...

Beautiful shots and clouds, but the birds are Little Corellas. I reared one from a totally naked chick.