Friday, June 19, 2009

Skywatch Friday, Plum Island,Newburyport, Ma

  Howdee all,

This Skywatch Friday comes from Plum Island.Newburyport, Ma.

What..this is not sky! Shame! but aren't these ferns lovely..

I know there are some sensitive ferns here…the large lobed ferns…and there is one whose name eludes me…it is the smaller daintier looking fern…its last leaves toward the bottom are curved down…like Yosemite Sam's moustache..Laura from The Interstitial Spaces blog knows the name..Laura…are you there???Birders who Blog, Tweet and Chirp_20090613_058

OK is it sky photos you want?

We spent last Saturday with a group of Bloggers, Twitters and those that use Chirptracker..

Most of you know what Blogging is..and Twitter…but some…have not heard of Chirptracker. Chirptracker is Twitter for Birders. You can post your sightings, chat with other birders and eventually post video, photos etc. directly from chirptracker. (Chirptracker is still in beta) Chirptracker works with Twitter…you can post something on Chirptracker and it can automatically post the same thing to Twitter. Matt Bango and others are working hard to make Chirptracker work well for us Birders.Birders who Blog, Tweet and Chirp_20090613_059's more sky…

Anyway…I use both mediums. I recently discovered this new cyber world..Birders who Blog, Tweet and Chirp_20090613_062

oh…more sky

And this new world has been kind to me….As we travel and bird my Chirptracker and Twitter friends…are there to help me find the best places to bird.Birders who Blog, Tweet and Chirp_20090613_063

Oh look…a boat for added sky pleasure..

Facebook is another community I use. I love to keep track of Family and Friends on facebook..and within the last five months have added Birdie friends.Birders who Blog, Tweet and Chirp_20090613_064

Look ma, another sky..Oh and a small pond. do you see any birds?

I started a group on Facebook as a way to keep track of Birders who use Facebook that have blogs who may or may not also use Twitter and Chirptracker.

The group is called Birders who Blog, Tweet and Chirp.

Some people use just one or the other…I like all venues for different reasons.Birders who Blog, Tweet and Chirp_20090613_067

      We had a second bird outing of Birders who blog this past weekend.

I plan on having more and encourage others to do the same thing.

Its allot of fun to share our common interest of birds, nature and blogging. 

The sky may be large….Birders who Blog, Tweet and Chirp_20090613_068


Venues like Facebook, Twitter and Chirptracker make our world a little smaller.

I encourage you to try them out for size.  If you need any help understanding them feel free to email me.. I am still learning myself.

We would like to have a bird outing in Ct. this next month.

We leave for Ct, tomorrow.

In the a Birders who Blog, Tweet and Chirp meets Birds and Beers.

Birds and Beers is Birdchicks get together In MN.  So if you will be in the Minneapolis,St. Paul area the weekend of August 14th we will do some birding and some beering!

Join us!

Respond to this blog, post. Facebook me, Tweet me…or send me a Chirp.

Oh yeah…and have a Happy Skywatch Friday…

now go..i have kept you much to long..

reach for the skies



  1. Plum Island looks like a lovely place to be--even if you weren't birding!
    Will you just be in Minnesota on 8/14 or will there be a chance to set up some sort of a birding outing on the 15th or 16th? I'm not too far from the Twin Cities and it would be great to get a chance to meet you, but I'm not free on the 14th.

  2. I'm enjoying your Plum Island coverage of the trip.

  3. RuthieJ
    oh..I was hoping you could come..I was going to message you on your blog! Just started tweeting and chirping and putting the word out there..but i think the Sat and or Sunday would be when we would do the outing. I am happy that you can join us!!!!!

    Steve B
    Thanks Steve...I think i have PLUM run out of photos ..tee hee

  4. Dawn - great skywatch. You are so clever to work the sky photos in among your posts - that made me smile.

  5. Wren
    Oh Glad you enjoyed! i always like to make people smile!

  6. Your sky is beautiful, both above, and below reflected in the water.

  7. Be-u-ti-ful!!! Makes me wish I took more photos that day. Loving you're posts about our trip!

  8. the sky is lovely against the greens in the photos, nice to find other birders and thanks for the link....happy skywatching and have a good weekend...cheers.

  9. Those were some nice big sky photos

  10. Gorgeous shots of Plum Island Dawn. Such a wonderful place!

  11. bobbie
    Thanks! i know how you like your shadows and reflections!

    Thanks...You were to busy being our fearless had no time for photos!

    Island Rambles Blog
    Thanks..glad you enjoyed!

    Thanks Sicksta!

    Yes we really like Plum Island and try to get there at least once while we are in MA.

    Yes..perhaps a bit ferny!

  12. Those wide open space photos are beautiful, it really makes you concentrate on the colors!

  13. letspaintnature
    Yes you are right..the colors were beautiful that day ...


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