Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Wednesday Update

I'm starting to sound like a broken record...the guys are doing what they can to alleviate these continued problems. The control boxes are not accessible due to the ice and they are afraid to make a big ruckus under the nest right now. I'm pushing as hard as I can...

181 comments:

Just Vicky said...

Wow, first thanks Steve for all your efforts !

Just Vicky said...

Well then again, blue is tranquil (sigh)

glo said...

Thanks for the info Steve...of ocurse emotions are pretty much on a roller coaster these days but letting us know news as you get access to it helps some to stay positive.

floralgirl said...

BLUE, I'm so BLUE...I want the cam to work too, but whatever you do, do not disturb those nesting eagles that would pretty much defeat the whole purpose of the cam, which is to observe the eagles while not disrupting them.

MEMA Jo said...

Steve, we appreciate all the efforts you are making. I am certain that you are as frustrated about the cam as much as we are. Keeping us posted is most helpful in keeping the interest up for all of the eagle watchers. There are 10 other cams that we can observed but OUR cam is the most important Eagle Family to us.

MEMA Jo said...

Checked in at DC zoo - looks like a fair amount of visitors there. Tai is playing Hide-and-Seek with the camera crew as he is running all over the yard.
ButaButa is finally out in the day room. I wasn't watching to see if LunLun brought her out or if she came out on her own.

Off to check the Eagle Cams..........

MEMA Jo said...

Both eagles at TH nest & WE, VA & MD of course has the nesting eagle on the egg(s). One eagle also in NE nest...
No one home at Kent,SC, ME or CO right now.. The FL cam is soooo close to the nest that you feel one of the sticks could poke you in the eye!
Yeper! WV is still BLUE.
That's all 11!

BBL

paula eaglet momster said...

Where's Mits with the blow torch?

wvgal_dana said...

Thanks Steven for the update. Yep we know she is in there and sitting on 3 eggs again. Nope don't bother her. Yes we would like our cam to work as good IF NOT BETTER than the other cams.

We're sending "hot wax" all the time to melt things. When "hot wax" isn't needed we just send "power wax" lol.....

MEMA Jo said...

The cam is turning to GREEN and sometimes Half GREEN and Half BLUE.
Maybe it is thawing! BBL

Just Vicky said...

Mema Jo, would like very much to think you are right --- BUT,

Mits said...

HELLO, back from the ZOO, Jo, glad you got to see TAI running around like a puppy, it was about an hour after he had eaten his fruit-cycle, must have been on a sugar high. He would start at the top of the hill, race down full speed, squeeze between a crevice and climb halfway up a tree. When the crowd reacted, he would do it all over again LMBO...you might have heard me. Not only at night are they separating Mei and Tai ,but by noon all 3 are in their own yards, and Tai seems delighted to be on his own, doesn't have to fight for food. Only other animals out on the trail were the red pandas and the otters, some of the exhibits still have much ice on them and are to dangerous for keepers and animals. Lots of people and the weather was great:):):)

Mits said...

See our cam still has the blues, are it is getting ready for ST PATRICK'S DAY??? PAULA, thinking a blow torch might be helpful....course not to keen about spending the rest of my life in federal prison:(.

Mits said...

Both eagles at VA, and the 1 is turning the eggs.

Mits said...

Switcharoo,

Mits said...

PAULA, Am I still seeing just 1 egg at WEST END? And they raised the viewing time to 10 minutes now:):).

Mits said...

Eagles busy in and out at WE.

MEMA Jo said...

It is such a peaceful quiet place, here on the blog. I am going to tiptoe out and not make any noise.
BBL to check on things.

Mits said...

I'm here, Jo, will be in and out for awile til criminal minds come on....going to cruise around the west coast.

floralgirl said...

Looks like the leprechauns are wreaking havoc with the cam...

Mits said...

Cam, there's a cam...tee-hee.

Mits said...

It's not easy being GREEN!

Mits said...

Eagle at TH is showing alot of her white tail feathers.

Mits said...

Lisa has put up the votes for the mystery bird at the osprey nest, most votes an "american kestrel". Don't think I have ever seen one. My personal favorite was someone said it looked like a robin that turned blue.

Mits said...

EAGLE AT KENT.

Mits said...

BOTH AT KENT NOW.

MEMA Jo said...

Beautiful KENT

MEMA Jo said...

I am realizing that cam 3 is the last to refresh. I thought for a min we had four eagles in that tree..lol

Mits said...

BOTH ARE ON THE LIMB.

floralgirl said...

Well, I've seen lots of kestrels and that does not look like a kestrel,JMHO-more like a kingbird or a swallow.

Mits said...

Yes, I noticed that also, Jo.

Mits said...

I will take your word on that one, Megan.

Mits said...

OOOPPPSS, got to go watch Criminal Minds..BBIALW.

MEMA Jo said...

If you go on beakspeak.com there is a cam listed now for the Ranger Steve's Kestrel Cam. It really could be one.

MEMA Jo said...

BBL

floralgirl said...

I'm looking, Jo

MEMA Jo said...

Megan, did get the work van fixed?

floralgirl said...

To me it justs looks smaller than a kestrel, but I suppose it could be a male, really hard to tell cause it's such a small pic.

floralgirl said...

Well, it finally started this morning, and off he went. It is my market van he's using right now, really on its last legs.

MEMA Jo said...

As long as he doesn't have to go too far to his job site - otherwise, you might have to go pick him up one day.
The van is used to going to market & home!

floralgirl said...

Well, sometimes he does have to go pretty far...keeping my fingers crossed whenever he leaves in that clunker.

MEMA Jo said...

BW NEST UPDATE

MEMA Jo said...

Mystery Bird Votes are also in on the Osprey Nest Update

MEMA Jo said...

After reading Lisa's Nest Updates and seeing the pics she used as examples, I am getting excited that within a week BW could very well have an eaglet in that nest. I would suspect that Belle's eggs would start hatching in March....I had forgotten how little an eaglet is when first born.

Mits said...

Let's hope the green monster is gone by then.

MEMA Jo said...

I am sitting here yawning away!
I'm calling it a day..I told Mits that this Bus Duty gets to be by early evening.

Good Night Friends
Pleasant dreams & peaceful sleep
Prayers for everyone being said



Good Morning, Suzanne. It's only Thursday - hang in there

Mits said...

Goodnight, Jo...schools finally on time tomorrow.

Mits said...

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE

sandyshaw said...

I've tried to post twice. Way too tired to fight this. Jo, I passed the future juice bar today, good luck to them. We'll trly to drink a juice a day. Please stay there for me.

movin said...

GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY IN EAGLE LAND...

Lost the comment to the evil genies again, but have a great day anyway.

Jim

Suzanne said...

Morning, eagle world! Be careful driving this morning, it was 32° at my house, and everything that thawed yesterday was frozen this morning! Took me over 2 hours to get here today! Did ok once I hit Rt 15, but crossing the mtn was tricky. Think it's 35° here, so not much warmer, but the roads aren't frozen.

See our cam is it's usual self, inop. Saw Steve's note. So much for our cam this season. If they don't want to fix anything at the tree, guess it will be fixed sometime in the fall. I am very grateful to NCTC though for introducing me to the eagle cam last year!! Little did I know how involved I'd get with our Liberty and Bell and their kids. And now, other eagles and cams. What a wonderful experience it has been and continues to be. So thank you Steve and NCTC for that experience. It is something that I will never forget!!

Also goes without saying, all the wonderful people I've met here on the blog. Again, thankful to NCTC for starting it and keeping it up during our eagle's vacation time this past summer. Another great experience.

Ok, nuff of that. Lady BW woke up a few minutes ago and looked around, but think she's going back to sleep now. I find myself straining to see if there is a white spot in Kent, but it really is way to dark to tell. It's the middle of the night, for heaven's sake, get a grip!

All have a great eagle day, eyes to the sky, see the raptors fly!

oops, got a bite. (Lady BW, I mean.)

Suzanne said...

Our Lady BW is still awake and moving around, but haven't been watching so closely this morning, so haven't seen my daily view of her eggs yet.

Still straining my eyes trying to see white on cam 2 and 3 and Kent, but it's still the middle of the night there. Darn! I can see the tree on cam 1 though... It's a darker shadow, moon must be out or something.

Suzanne said...

You guys were talking about bananas the other day, giving them to the birds. Do you give them the whole banana? Do you peel it, or do they eat everything? And will they eat the peel only? I could go back and try to find it, but I don't exactly remember when it was a topic of discussion.

Suzanne said...

Both in nest!!!

Suzanne said...

Well, switch time, but that was so quick still didn't get my daily egg viewing. Lord BW is rearranging the eggs. No, Lord BW is now sitting on the eggs.

Suzanne said...

Lord BW is spreading his wings like Lady BW, but not as wide.

Suzanne said...

Lord BW is turning eggs, but still can't see them.

Suzanne said...

Well the little toots aren't going to show their eggs to the cam today! Bummer.

Suzanne said...

Osprey nest is MT, but you can see 4 or 5 white either ducks or geese right behind the cam. Swimming off to the left now.

Suzanne said...

There are our eggs!!

Suzanne said...

He's back. Thank you for the peek at your new family, Lord BW!

Suzanne said...

He musta needed a potty break...

Suzanne said...

Oh, before I forget again, Jo, saw the yellow tom cat this morning! He was sitting on my back porch waiting for me to leave so he could eat breakfast. Problem was, he was sitting where I needed to walk to get to my car. Then he sort of ran/walked away, but to the car! So I hope he came back after I left to eat. I'm guessing he did, and I hope he doesn't think I was chasing him this morning. He was just walking in front of me where I needed to go!

Think there was just a switch, Lady BW flew in and now she's on the eggs. Got a nice action shot.

Suzanne said...

Cam's not updating. It's done that a couple times this morning. Comes back after a couple refreshes (couple minutes), but don't know why it is doing that. Oh, there it goes.

Suzanne said...

Osprey eagle!

Suzanne said...

Here's looking at you, babe. Osprey eagle looking right at cam.

Suzanne said...

Well never mind, he took off.

Suzanne said...

Man, something is going on around her. She put her tail feathers together a few minutes ago, and she's really alert looking around.

Suzanne said...

She's up now. Wonder what she sees or hears?

Suzanne said...

Hum, turning eggs.

Suzanne said...

She's not turning eggs, she's rearranging a new pine branch. I think she brought it in with her when she flew in.

Mits said...

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE! EAGLE up in Maine...Suz, I have the exact same questions regarding the banana:).

Mits said...

Never mind eagle in Maine just took off.

Mits said...

EAGLE AT CO.

Mits said...

Wet EAGLE AT VA.

Mits said...

BACK AT MAINE.

Suzanne said...

Good morning, Mits! Sounds like you had a good time at the zoo yesterday! Read the blog, and had to laugh when I read about Tai's antics. He's quite the showoff, isn't he?

I tried to get Maine this morning, still won't come up here. Miss watching it, it's a beautiful nest. I try every once in a while. Still too dark in Kent to see anything. Can't even see the silhouette of the tree anymore.

I don't remember who was talking about the banana, I think Megan but not sure. But I bought a bunch (knowing I wouldn't eat them all), but now I don't know what to do with them!

Mits said...

I know it was Megan, and, maybe Dana also. I have 3 very ripe bananas. Can't slice them now too mushy, but could freeze them, and, then slice. Did I send you the note I got from Loraine at Kent yesterday? They do not expect eggs laid til the middle of March.

Suzanne said...

Didn't get the note, Mits. Wow, Florida is early, then us, then Kent. We'll have all ages to watch! Should be fun. Can't wait for BW to hatch, this view is just awesome. Kent will be too!

Yeah, never thought about freezing them. I ate 3 for breakfast this morning, but they're not gonna last much longer, I don't think. Bought a bunch specifically to feed the birds, but not sure how to do that.

Megan, where are U??? We need your help, here.

glo said...

Good Morning all. Wish you a Great Eagle Viewing day. MTBR

Mits said...

Sometimes Megan has trouble getting in, trying to keep the door open for her.:)

Suzanne said...

Lady BW is turning her eggs.

Mits said...

The EAGLE CAM WEBLOG AT BW, made for some very interesting reading and wonderful pictures, I've learned alot from Lisa.

Mits said...

Our cam can't decide if it wants to be blue or green this a.m.

Suzanne said...

Morning, Glo. Yeah, we need to prop that door open permanently!

Suzanne said...

LOL, yeah, and don't forget those bloody psychadelic lines too. I brought it up this morning, saw what it looked like, and closed it again. Sighhhhhhhh. Oh well, what can ya do?

Mits said...

Well, WE can't do anything:(.

Suzanne said...

LOL, yes, unfortunately. Yeah Mits, Lisa is awesome. Think she's taught us all a lot about the eagles. And the osprey too! Wonder where the eagles will be hanging out when the osprey return? Should be interesting to watch when they first return! Oh, don't forget the ewwwwiiiies too. They'll have to find a new hangout. And the juvie eagle. and and and...

Suzanne said...

I just went to check my Yahoo mail, and they have a pic there of a giant squid that was caught in New Zealand. The thing weighs 990 pounds, and was 39 feet long! Took over 2 hours to bring it in. Now that's the stuff horror movies are made from! Talk about UGLY! I'd hate to see something like that in the water!

Suzanne said...

Lady BW is pulling her feathers again.

Mits said...

:):):)! And my question would be...WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO CATCH A 900 LB SQIUD?????

Mits said...

Suzanne, you have mail.

Suzanne said...

Egg turning time for Lady BW.

Suzanne said...

Thanks, Mits, reading it now. LOL on your question, but I went back and read the article. They were fishing for "toothfish" whatever they are, and this gigantic squid (not even gonna try the scientific name!) was eating a toothfish when they pulled it in. Wasn't gonna let go of his meal, I guess. The article said it is 300 lbs larger than the largest one caught on record so far. Said if they made (UGH) calmari from it, they would be the size of tractor tires! Good grief, probably as tough as rubber, too!

Mits said...

LOL...where would they find a pot large enought to cook it.....

MEMA Jo said...

Good Morning Mits & Suzanne
Just saw an eagle at BW osprey and one on NE.. Didn't check out the others yet. I did see Tai with Mei out in the yard... Thanks, Mits for the info that they are together only up until noon time. Guess Tai really feels all grown up.
Megan said that the Mockingbird is the one that likes bananas. I thought she was speaking of the peels. Don't you think you would need to dice them up?

Suzanne said...

LOL, Mits, they'd have to borrow Paul Bunyon's pot!!

Thanks for the info, Jo! She was talking about the peels? But think she said she used to give them apples too, but I didn't think she cut the apples up. Not sure, but cutting them up makes sense, I guess.

MEMA Jo said...

Have you checked out FtStVrain nest?
Went over to the daily pics but couldn't see any egg on them. It may be happening soon as looks like nesting.

MEMA Jo said...

Suzanne, I think she said apple cores.

MEMA Jo said...

Both eagles in CO nest now.

Suzanne said...

I haven't, Jo. I have WE up, but it's a lousy picture. I have to do the refresh here. (Have to say though, pic is better than our cam.) There is an eagle there now.

MEMA Jo said...

Both eagles gone from CO nest..Pretty fast birds!

Suzanne said...

Oh, ok, MemaJo. Obviously I was not paying full attention to the conversation when it was going on!

MEMA Jo said...

Eagle on CAM #1 at KENT.....

Mits said...

Both were there just a sec ago.

Mits said...

Jo and Suz, you have mail..

Mits said...

Mei and Tai are in the newest exhibit, it was closed for a week, because of the ice.

Suzanne said...

There are our eggs, with flowers and pine all around. Nice decorations!

Mits said...

Eggs all alone at BW.

Mits said...

Looks like a spring wreath..jus think this time next week could be some action going on.

glo said...

Just curious how much ice and snow are still hanging arond int he Shepherdstown area. We hit 50 here yesterday, it has to be coming your way :)

Suzanne said...

LOL, yes it sure does, Mits. Very decorative I think. Yup, next week don't think the nest will look so neat. She's quite the decorator, isn't she?

Mits said...

Suz, you do know that WE has an egg, right.

MEMA Jo said...

Eggs in view at BW

Suzanne said...

Glo, don't know about Shepherdstown, but I still have quite a bit of snow. It was slushy yesterday, but it refroze this morning.

Ok guys, time to get back on those eggs! We've seen your pretty wreath...

MEMA Jo said...

Excuse my late info - didn't read ahead. Mits, great pic of both eagles at Kent - thanks!

Glo It is melting BIG TIME here. Temps were high yesterday & projected again for today.

Suzanne said...

Oh, duh. Guess that explains why there is an eagle there! No, didn't know that. Ok, moving right along. I'm obviously in my own world here today... it's a little bubble!!! Somebody please come pop it!!!

MEMA Jo said...

Oh where Oh where did my Lord & Lady go? More then 5 min I think off those eggs.

Mits said...

Suz, I'll have to check around and see if I still have the pic of WE egg, might still be in my OE.

MEMA Jo said...

I need to 'hit the showers' but don't care to leave until BW nest is covered!

Mits said...

C'mon Lady B, get back on those eggs.

MEMA Jo said...

Suzanne, on the WE site you can go into DISCUSSIONS and see some of the pics of the egg. You can go in as a Guest.

MEMA Jo said...

OK I've got to hit the shower - appointment at 11:15 then I'll be going up to granddaughter's to visit. Keep your eye on BW Been about 15 min ....

Mits said...

That's right, Jo, you can do that, its a great site, with interesting conversations, mostly by our "own",
PAULA. She has some wonderful pics there......

Suzanne said...

Man, where are these guys? Ok Lord and Lady BW, break time is over! Get back on those eggs.

Mits said...

Ok, its been about 20 mins now.

Suzanne said...

Man, it's been 21 minutes. Where are they????

Suzanne said...

Oh, sorry Mits, didn't read before I posted!

Suzanne said...

Man, she wants everybody to have time to see that wreath! Ok, we've seen it. Now one of ya get back on those eggs!

Osprey eagle...

Mits said...

Wonder where she/he is????

glo said...

Well I think The blackwaters must each think it is the others turn to be egg sitting.

Suzanne said...

Oh, phew! Just returned. Eagle just left osprey nest too. Man, she was off those eggs 31 minutes! Sure glad it's not bitter cold out there!

glo said...

Still is on

Suzanne said...

Yeah, Glo, they're gonna have to get their schedules straight!

glo said...

could someone please save me a picture or 2 I can't stay now Geesh

Suzanne said...

Both in WE.

glo said...

STILL FEED IS ON and I have to go now

Suzanne said...

She keeps rearranging the pine branch. She's not happy with it.

Suzanne said...

Oh man, she left again!

Suzanne said...

Ok, Lord BW is gonna take over!

Suzanne said...

Eagle still in tree at Kent.

Suzanne said...

Wow, all 3 at WE.

Mits said...

Still only 1 egg at WE, can see it now.

MEMA Jo said...

WOW! Thanks, Glo for the heads up!
Just getting ready to leave - I see the BW nest is being set upon! That was a very long unattended time.

GREAT! to see OUR nest again!
Snow is gone - and OUR EAGLE is
there!

Guess it is ok now that I feel much better about these Eagles for me to go to my appointment. BBL

Suzanne said...

Oh, thanks, Mits. I had just closed that site. Opened it to see the egg! Think that's amazing that the 3 of them share all duties! How cool is that!!

MEMA Jo said...

Suzanne & Mits

EAGLE ALERT

Suzanne said...

Talk to ya later, Jo.

Mits said...

Eagles at NE and CO.

Suzanne said...

OMG, THANKS, JO!!!! Just saw the eagle alert, but didn't really think our cam was up! It is, how cool to see the nest!!!!!

Mits said...

Thanks, Jo:):):).

Mits said...

Eagle at TH, too.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Good morning everybody.

The snow is all gone in our nest! YEAH!

Mits said...

Egg turning at our nest.

Mits said...

HELLO, SHARON:):):)1

Mits said...

Both eagles at TH.

Suzanne said...

Oh man, this is just too cool. Eagles eagles everywhere! One still in tree at Kent, 2 and egg in WE, our Belle and our Lord BW. Sure is gonna be busy when these guys all have kids!

Suzanne said...

Oh man, both there now. It is SO GOOD to see them!!!!

Thank you Steve, and NCTC!!!!

Mits said...

My head is spinning, so many eagles, so little time.

Suzanne said...

Yup, agree, Mits. My heart is racing! Sooooo good to see them both!!! And the 3 eggs.

Suzanne said...

Looks like Lord BW has part of that pine branch under his chest, and part of it is ON his chest.

Suzanne said...

Hum, make that on his wing.

Suzanne said...

It's funny, wonder what in eagle psych tells them today would be a good day to "air out" the eggs. Lady BW was off hers for over half an hour, and looks like either Liberty or Belle is airing theirs out too. She's been standing since I brought the cam up. Thought it was Belle, but now I'm not sure.

Mits said...

Maybe its the nose and not the psyche:):):)!

Suzanne said...

LOL, could be, Mits!!

Suzanne said...

Kent all gone.

Mits said...

I think that is Liberty...

Mits said...

SUZ, YOU HAVE MAIL.

Suzanne said...

Phew, got it Mits, thanks. I'll check them tomorrow AM. Think you're right, that's little Liberty. thought it was Belle till the other one showed up, but the one showing up was larger than this guy. He's a sweetie!

Eagle in osprey nest.

Think our BW eagle is now laying on part of that pine branch.

Kent still MT.

Suzanne said...

Man, we get the cam up and Glo has to leave, MemaJo has to leave, haven't heard from Dana, and I hope Floralgirl is watching, even if she can't get in.

Lord BW turning eggs.

Suzanne said...

Liberty turning eggs.

Mits said...

EAGLE AT OSPREY

Mits said...

#10 at SC.

Suzanne said...

Geesh, I hate to leave, but it's time for me to hit the road. All have a great eagle watching day! Still an eagle at the osprey nest, and both the "boys" are on their future family. How cool is that!

Eyes to the sky, see the raptors fly!

Mits said...

Too, cool....:)

Mits said...

Lots of wind later today, everyone be careful.

Mits said...

2 EAGLES AT SC.

Mits said...

EGG TURNING.

paula eaglet momster said...

Suz, are you still here?

They might have an Ewwwiieee at BW for the eagle festival!!!!

glo said...

new thread

Mits said...

NEW THREAD IS UP, PAULA, SHE LEFT.

paula eaglet momster said...

Mits,
Did you sneak up to NCTC w/ your torch last night? :)

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