Thursday, January 8, 2009

Storm Over the Island and Unknown Chincoteague Bird

My daughter just sent me some pictures she took a day or so ago when the northeasterner blew through here, thought I'd add them to the blog to see what they look like. I had bought her a new camera for Christmas and want to see how they show up, so here goes nothing.

This first one is my favorite. It looks like a scene out of The Birds. This building is off to the left of us. Melissa is standing on her deck so it's one the second level and gives her an advantage. The cold front is either going through or is passing, but that's why the sky looks the color it does.

This is after the front has gone through and the winds started pounding down on the island. It's a beautiful sunny day but the water is very, very choppy so you'll not see any boats out. The dish like thing in the upper left is NASA. On a clear day, you can see NASA from my front door. Melissa had her zoom on so it isn't quite that close at all.

Now this is an unusual bird I saw hanging out by my back steps. I told Melissa to take a picture of it real quick because I couldn't figure out what it was. She suggested pigeon, but I don't think so. Look at how fat that thing is. Anyone know what kind of bird this is? There were two others with it. They both flew off but this one remained long enough to snap his picture.


  1. I don't know what kind of bird that is, but I do know that first picture is scary, all right. Yes, it does look like from The Birds. We're dating ourselves again, Boomer Chick.

    Morgan Mandel

  2. Haha...I guess you're right about that!

  3. The bird is a morning dove - part of the pigeon family! We have them here in Eastern NC, too!

    L. Diane Wolfe


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