Thanks Steve for the info and the new thread. I am going to invite everyone over!
Thanks for the heads up Sharon and thanks Steve for the information. Hopefully the Sun will shine by tomorrow. Stay safe in any travels.
EAGLE EYED SHARON IS ON THE BALLSHE PUT THE WORD OUTCONGRATULATIONS THE WINNER OF THE RAFFLE ISMITS AKA Helen Kalis Happy Valentine's Day
Thank you Steve and Eagle Eye! No one plowed our lane this morning, and we attempted to do so, but the layer of ice is so thick, so after shoveling for three and a half hours around the vehicles and house, and several phone calls to the pres. of the assoc., a neighbor finally showed up with his tractor and plowed our lane. Phew! we were starting to think we would never get the lane cleared.
New video on eagletmomsters.blogspot.comJuvie visits the Santa Cruz nest!
Megan - before you start the dishes -BBMLAISTMHIASBe Back Much Later as I shovel theM H I A S I can't get it all! Help.
Wind has blown the cam a little out of wack in Maine, and it sounds like a hurricane!
Paula A32 really checking out that nest. Maybe she is thinking in about 2 years or so that SC might consider the same arrangements that SC has. lol
Hello everyone. Look at Maine. Is the nest gone, or has the camera blown onto a new angle? Looks awf
Oh, good, Mits had the answer while I was trying to post. Makes our weather look like the tropics.
MY HUSBAND IS A____, can't figure it out Megan?
My husband is a SAINT...now I think I got it:):):)!
Bet it is my husband is a sweetheart You know Valentine's day talk
That's it, Jo, you are exactly correct!!!!!
Oh No, Black screen at BW.
Ok, its back at BW.
OK, sorry, Mom duties, saw them coming in and had to make hot chocolate. be back much later as I shovel too much heavy ice and snow
By the way, my huband is not a saint, but he is a sweetheart!
You were right, Jo:).
Ho Ho That was fun Megan! We'll do it again..... Enjoy the hot chocolate!
I need to take a break... Be back after dinner ( I am eating early )**Just had the driveway plowed - such a feeling of freedom!
You were so close, Jo. I added some pics to my album on Momsters site of birds in my yard if anyone wants to see them.
Oh, I am so hungry, my reward for shoveling out mom in laws steps and car- homemade fried chicken, waiting for her to bring it over. She makes the best fried chicken I have ever had, no bones in it. It is great.
Thanks Jo and MIts for the articles about the early mornnig wake up calls, interesting to learn they spent $25,000 for the use of this system.
Watching the MAINE CAM, and, I keep thinking Jim Santore from "THE WEATHER CHANNEL", should be popping up in front of the camera!
Well, Megan, it worked:):).
Yeah, it worked all right,. What I didn't realize, cause I hung up in disgust as soon as the message started, was that it was a message announcing school was closed from the week before! Can they get a refund??
Your kidding me...I can think of a place that could use 25,000 for a cam.
EGG TURNING TIME AT VA.
Does any one know when VA eggs were laid?
Wow, ran out to feed the birds one last time tonight, it is so bitter cold out there. Hate the strong gusting wind.
I can't watch that cam:(, #@*% dial up connection.
Ok, found the info for the VA eggs. I'm concerned about the 1 egg I saw looked like it had a crack in it, and on the blog it was said that because of DDT, that it is not uncommon fot the eagle to lay thin-shelled eggs. The cam is up so nice and close, you could see everyting she was doing while she was turning them.
LOL....Megan! Go get some rest and enjoy your fried chicken:).
VA eagle is up again, seems very restless.
Well, I am snacking on chips as I await the fried chicken delivery!
I haven't had fried chicken in a long time:(:(.
Oh, she makes the best fried chicken I have ever tasted. Everyone that eats it raves about it.
My sister makes a mean fried chicken.
Eagle at TH....
Mmmm. chicken and mashed potatoes just arrived! BBL
Are the Norfolk eggs close to hatching??? Does anyone know??
I can smell Megan's fried chickenThe wind just gusted at about 50 mph and the smell coming into the valley was something else.Saw Megan's new photos. She really does have lots of cardinals.
VA cam- Is anyone's VA cam very dark however you can see the eagle and the cam has the long range view of the tree?
Vicky - Somewhere on their blog it tells you I can only remember that the 3rd egg was laid Feb 7th Mits' birthday..
Thanks Mema JO! Gives me some idea then!
Vicky 1/31, 2/3, 2/7If you go into their cam from the beakspeak.com link on the left the write ups are below the cam.
That's my Captain Mema Jo -- tells me where to go!!
Once again, Jo comes to the rescue with the correct info....They are just starting their journey. Wrote to them late this afternoon, regarding what I believe is a beak crack in one of the eggs, perhaps, by mom or dad, when they were turning them...MTBR.
My friend just called from FLA, she was in the pool with Jose Cuervo, and was getting out to go to dinner, temp there today was 88° I explained very tactfully to her where she should be going to dinner, if you get my drift???:)):)
CONGRATULATIONS MITS!----The winner!!!!-----You are always a WINNER!!----in my book-----
Thank you Norma:).
MEGAN----I just looked at your bird photos---Those CARDINAL pics are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!---I have always had a few & enjoy watching them---but nothing like you have---THANKS for posting them!!
Megan what do you feed your cardinals? I've never seen so many:). How did my Mr. Hawk get to your house? He was hanging around my back yard all morning.
Well, it took me years, but I finally got every cardinal in the neighborhood to live in my yard.LOL. We just feed the birds black oil sunflower seeds. That is really their favorite. We have had 3 hawks that are always hanging around the yard lately. They are mostly afetr mice, but do eat some of the songbirds. Always breaks my heart if I see them grab one, but they gotta eat, too.
Good evening everybody. It is still pretty nasty here so I didn't make my usual trip out. Hopefully our cam will get back up tomorrow. Andrew leaves tomorrow going to WVU for the Honor Band this weekend. I am going up Saturday morning early. It is about 5 hours from here. This is our last time of doing this. Maybe next year, I will watch him in the real WVU Mountaineer Marching Band!!
Hey Good Friends, Happy Valentines Day to all of you. and Congratulations Mits. You are a winner with all of us all of the time.Sharon, I feel like I should be going to watch Andrew perform, too. It is so sad that senior year. You think, "Oh this will be the last home game for us, or Oh this will be the last performance in this or that, and Oh, this is Andrew's last Valentine Day in high school, or Oh, this is ANdrew's last Easter in high school." It is really bad when it is the last child, but with Andrew, just let me say, Aren't you glad to have Mattie. She looks more like you than Andrew does, can't you just keep her??? I bet she and Andrew get along so well. Clap for him for all of us. Will Mattie get to go. Did you hear from your tests and get a schedule for them to tell you that the abscess is gone> Love all of you donna
You all are going to love this.Lisa (again) has placed photos on her BW nest update. Do the slideshow and under the pic for the timing chose 1. Let me know what you think after you view all 22 pics of the 3 soaring eagles. I think that one is a juvie
Mauley - I guess I looked at things differently - When my 5th and last child in his senior year did specific things that would be the last time for it to happen in school - Man I shouted with joy! Yeah Man - You made it! You're on your way to bigger & better!! But I know that graduation is a sad proud day! Especially for your last one!
Well, that was some awsome pics from Bob Quinn...take a look at the tree view also, he has pics from the National Zoo, Bermuda, his backyard with wonderful bird and cat pics....and correcto-mondo, Jo, that is definitely a JUVIE.
Sharon, should be a fun time!!!
Sounds great, Sharon. Tell Andrew way to go! Looks like a juvie in those pics to me, Jo.
And Sharon, remember that John Hendricks, director of all the WVU bands, grew up in Shepherdstown. His parents still live here, and his Aunt Marie is one of my oldest friends. So the Shepherdstown eagle spirits will surely be with him.l
Probably the juvie we see at the osprey nest somtimes.
ALL 3 EAGLES AT WE
Off to watch Criminal Minds..BBL
Sandra, I check about 2-3 times a day the falcon sites knowing I probably wouldn't see a falcon but also knowing what an inspirational sight those 2 cams are. With the snow, I was looking for bird prints!
Well, nite all, long day here, too much shoveling has taken it's toll on my back and shoulders, and I never did get to nap today.Schools haven't announced yet, so I have to assume they will be on time, although I bet there may be a delay in the morning, at least I know they won't be calling me at 4:30 am! LOL- Hope they can fix our cam tomorrow, and I wish these winds would die down soon. Think they are supposed to be with us all nite, though. Hope I can get some rest, mother nature is wreaking havoc with my sleep. schedule.
Going over to play some games
I am going to call it a day.Good Night Everyone Pleasant dreams & peaceful sleep Prayers going up for all of you & for our Liberty & Belle & for all creatures large & small!
GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE Wind is still howling up in Maine, earlier I saw lightning and heard thunder, very common for BLIZZARD conditions. I just wonder where those eagles are, hope they are safe.
Hey, everyone, Good night, of course... But I wanted to tell you there are a bunch of great pics of eagles playing "chase" on the BW site.Hope our cam comes back as the freeze eases.Jim
Good morning Eagle land. I hope everybody has a good day. I am hoping to hear from the doctor this morning. They received the films yesterday evening after he had left for the day!
Good Morning everyone. Sharon we are waiting to hear from you when they let you know something, too.
Morning, 12° here and still windy. Icy as can be outside, hard to walk without falling. Hubby made it out to work, doesn't think he can make it back in later. No school here again, thank goodness. Our development roads are a mess, gonna have to get on the phone in a little and complain. Guy who plowed only made one lane, and even it is crappy. If you meet a car, your gonna be screwed. Have to walk to the mailboxes down at the front of development to send some letters, hope I don't fall, gotta find a walking stick or something.
Sharon, hope you get some good news, keeping my fingers crossed...
Good morning everyone - another snow day here and boy is it cold today! Sure glad kids didn't have to go out and wait for bus pick up in this cold. I bet the schools are cold too - usually takes until friday for them to warm up from the previous weekends temp set back, and with us out - guess it never will warm up this week... going to wear lots of layers to work tomorrow for sure
Congratulations Mits on winning the beautiful quilt - I kept forgetting to send in my entries... glad it will be getting a good home - as if any one of us wouldn't have been a good home for it... :) I am so far out of the loop that y'all will have to fill me in on anything I've missed - cam is down and hopefully will warm up soon - maybe we need to make a warm waterproof quilt for our cam equipment?Sharon - I'm keeping my prayers going that all is going well for you and that the abscess is going going GONE :)
GOOD A.M. EAGLE BUDDIES----SHARON you are still in my thoughts & prayers---for good news---It is 13° here---Hello MAULEY, FLORALGIRL & BELLE (EAGLE'S namesake--not our EAGLE) ho!----I may have that back wards--but you know what I mean!!---GOOD to see you BELLE!---
BW Eagle appears to be dry & looks so serene---(don't see corn cob)--ME Nest MT--Is still there---has snow in it----
SHARON---CHECK your BUTA BUTA!!!---They have posted 3 stills of her---I like the one with her head in the bucket----ho!--She is a BEAUTY!!!
Just saw an eagle in Maine...checked out the nest for a couple of minutes :)And it looks like the NE nest has birdy prints in it, too.
Suz must've slept in again :)
NE--MT--full of snow--but marking on snow--Bird could have been there-----I still can't see the NORFOLK EAGLES!!---
HI PAULA----I think we are tracking each other--ho!
MITS---DANA---Check the CO NEST---BEAUTIFUL SIGHT---WET EAGLE---I printed it out----AWESOME SIGHT with the SNOW---
CO EAGLE--Doesn't appear to be visiting--NESTING is what she is doing!
CHECKED Shenandoah Cam #2---"Breath-taking" scenery----Cam #4---appears to be iced over!---SANDRA----no falcons!! -
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE Eagle at NE, I'm getting VA, Norma, No Eagle at CO. Maine cam is amazing, watched that storm all day, yesterday, and it is still on....remarkable!
Only cam 1 on at KENT, dawn is breaking.
Eaglke at NE< TH and WE
Wonder when we will see our eagles?
Eagle at NE is eating.
SC--MT-----TWO-HARB-2---WE--1-------I have never seen any thing at SC----Maybe my timing is wrong--ho!
MITS---Keep checking--CO--I printed it out---beautiful!---KENT---cam 2 off---cam 1--daybreaking---NO OWLS either!!
MITS---at CO---check the "pix" at 6:00 a.m----You will see her--scroll down-------
SHARON----Still thinking of you---stay COOL!!
Don't think the NE eagle is eating fish....
It just left w/ it
I see that Norma, but she is not there now.
sent a note to Loraine at KENT, sometimes that don't know when cam is not working.
MITS---She is WAAAAAY down on 6:00 a.m.---But check 7:00 a.m.---she is all of them----
Oh my - I think it is a good thing that I am usually at work - I can't keep up with y'all - nest hopping - so many nests with two letter names - I have no idea which is which or where or anything, but I'm just glad to hear reports of so much activity :) Our nest has three eggs - I hope Lib and Belle are not suffering too much to keep them warm and dry through the nasty wind and weather we've been having. Snow makes it easier to spot some ground critters for meals, so hopefully they can keep tummies full while they are keeping eggs safe
Just reread your note---MITS---I understand what you are saying---"I'm not always with the program"!!!!!
BELLE---Join in---MITS knows them all----I'm slowly learning---I KNOW YOU----You are anything but SLOW---ho!---Must be the Hampshire ROOTS!----ho!
Eagle pics at CO, pertaining to info on their site are from the last 24 hours.
Real nice close-up shot at VA.
MITS---Aren't they 3 hours behind us----So that 6:00 & 7:00 a.m. would be this a.m.---Right?
"SMACK ME SILLY"---SORRY--- I DID SEE HER ON THE NEST THIS A.M.----Misunderstood the pixs-----AH PARDON--
Colorado is 2 hours behind us..Mountain time.
Little BUTA BUTA is in her TUB---SLEEPING!!!!
Yea, truck just went by and is treating our street:). Wish he would throw some of that stuff on my walkway.
Good Morning...Hope your day is fillesd with great eagle Viewing....hoping even more that some of it will be NCTC mTBR...Lots to do today hoping for some fun company and fun trip over the weekend, but weather this week has added a bit of a challenge..MTBR there too.
Yes, Norma and it did look like she was nesting. On there site they say best viewing time for the eagles is late Feb, thru May, so be on the look-out for copulating. I'm assigning that job to you, Normabyrd:):):)!
PAULA glad you saw an eagle at MAINE this a.m. Their CAM, takes a licking and keeps on ticking:):):)!
OH THANK YOU!---KIND PERSON!---Remember there are only 13 days left in Feb.---
I was so excited this a.m.---seemed about every nest I checked on--- I saw an eagle----I even saw the NORFOLK EAGLE---went in through Shenandoah----
Have you all seen Buta Buta in her buta bowl this morning? She is snoozing like a big bear!
Good Late Cold Morning to AllRead emails, checked cams & read your comments. Hi Belle Don't see Suzanne but sure wouldn't have wanted to start up my car as early as our gal in Pa. Wow Suzanne - 2 days to hook up your computer is great!Va Nest - looks like he/she is down in the nest bed. NE Nest - love those bird prints in the snow!Eagle in ME Nest now - fixing up some things
Glad to get a chance to stop in, even if I have been 'in and out' - now it is time to get ready and venture OUT - see what the roads are like - have to take my daughter's tenor to get some repairs - her band director is getting antsy that she gets it fixed before the jazz festival... have a great day and stay in and warm - speaking of in and warm - did megan ever make it back from her trip to the mailbox? I hope she didn't get stuck in an icy drift or run over or fall and break anything!
Sure have, Sharon. She loves that tub. Wonder if she'll play with the yellow ball when she awakes?
Eagle at VA, was just up a few minutes ago, cam tried very hard to see her eggs, but no luck, she has them covered with pine branches, but got a really good close up of how carefully she tries to get back onto the the eggs...thanks for the heads-up, Jo on the Maine eagle, was concerned about them yeaterday, during the BLIZZARD.
EAGLE at WE.
BW eagle cam stuck...poor eagle is gonna get a crick in her neck....
Both eagles in VA nest - may be a switch
BW eagle says "Thanks for getting me unstuck!"
I guess it was a very Fast Switch..
Corn husk to the left of the eagle at BW reminds me of a corn-dog:).
Ma and Pa are in the NE/NU/First Light nest!
Lisa, has some good pics on osprey cam site of eagles drying out after the big storm.
Yeah, Belle I made it back! I think I would have done better with ice skates than boots, though. Had to call and complain about the road:( really hated to do that, but they only plowed one lane wide and if you meet another car you are both gonna get stuck. Word is there is already a truck stuck in a snowbank and they can't get it out. Think the guys who plowed would have put down cinders or salt, but no. Wish I had a big tractor, I would have done a better job. Maybe they should hire a woman to clear the roads:)! Gotta go, hubby says he's on his way, and I gotta stop traffic going out, so he can make it in. It's all uphill coming in. This ought to be fun,(not) Wish our cam was working! Sun is trying to shine!
HI SHARON---Did you get to see BUTA BUTA this a.m. climbing in the tub?---Those little black legs tickle me so---She is always trying to reach something that's out of her reach----ADORABLE!
I love that the flamingos share their pond at the zoo with the ducks...pretty pic this a.m.
Going to get some lunch - Then I have a haircut appointment - Not far from here & hubby checked out the roads & they are clear. I'll be back later this afternoon. Sure hope Megan knows how to stoptraffic! lol I am convinced she can and will do anything she needs to do!
Speaking of the Cam in Maine they did just put up a thing asking for donations for a new cam when the other was broke. Cost was $1000 raised it in no time...umm ummm and well look at that thing functon for them now!Speaking of cams our still cam is changing colors again etc and could be a good sign since it hadn't changed much of anything for 48 hours or so.
Yes. Glo would be nice with an update...I watched MAINE cam ALL day yesterday and was amazed at it still being up this a.m.
Tai-Shan is up the tree..
EAGLE AT MAINE.
BOTH EAGLES AT MAINE.
Well 1 just flew off.
Haven't seen her???
Hard working eagle at MAINE.
That was the computer in Maine that was broke, not the cam!
I would like a cam like theirs or the Connecticut Cam
Where's some of the rest of the crew???I see, Paula, I see Mits (the famous eagle blanket winner--CONGRATS)BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE MISSING !!
Yup, Mits, that's what we need...a Timex cam!!
Good old Timex...Hi, Vicky.
Eagle in and out at Maine
Hey There VickyEveryone knows I am not Missing..They know I am about to leave & get a haircut... The only one right now that hasn't checked in is Dana. Weare concerned for her because she may have tried to shovel a path for her dogs yesterday. Suzanne of course didn't come into work today -weather realated. Everyone has been here so far this morning - It's a busy blog. Glad you came in to join us!
Sorry Mema Jo, thought you were already gone!!
Goodness, someone may have to give Dana a call!!
Sorry I'm late coming in. Rough nite with my leg. Should have just gotten up and told a pill. But no no want a pill. Check outside "wow snow blinded me inside!!"...what a instant headache.Went back to bed after found pill can be cut in 1/2 for leg. Just woke again...medicine helping leg. And I'm NOT going to look outside. lolSorry didn't mean to worry anyone (((hugs)))
Hi Dana Please get that leg up & take care. We'll let you know if the CAM comes up.
Well we're sure glad you're alright Dana dearest!!! Thanks for telling us!
hee hee there goes a cub in a tub lol
Sweetie Jo it don't help to get it up anymore. It is what it is and Mits hubby said "for now". Down or up no go anymore....I'll get her checked again.
Watching Buta Buta in that light makes me feel warm lol
Buta Buta is on the move
Buta Buta heading for HER den door...
Put another log on the fire VICKYOk brought up BW eagle cam clicked to see pics. See square with nothing in them???? Now what could I be doing wrong?????????????????????????
Hope you get a new thread with lots of info from Steve and ALSO hope the cam comes up as soon as I am out the side door........ Usually happens that way to me when I leave..... Good Luck!
OUR CAM IS UP---I can see the EAGLE in a bed of SNOW!
JO you all need to climb up & shovel out some of the SNOW!!!---STILL A GREAT SIGHT TO SEE----THANKS STEVEN & ALL NCTC FOLKS---LIFE IS GOOD!
THANK YOU, NORMA
EAGLE BUDDIES----PLEASE CHECK THIS OUT!!!!!
Oh my , look at Belle in the nest, so much SNOW
OUR CAM IS UP!!
THIS was a "CRAZY FEELING"---Kept knocking & knocking & no one would open the DOOR!----Doesn't she look GREAT-----BEAUTIFUL BELLE----
Oh my, that snow looks so deep in that nest!
what a beautiufl sight in its own way...now that we've seen it get the snow off of there for all of them
What a trooper Belle is!
Jo, said things would happen when she left.LOL....
BUTA BUTA really has a BIG STICK this time----I think it's JUNGLE TIME!!!!
SHARON----ANY NEWS YET?---
It is so hard to see Belle in that snow. Isn't she a good care giver.? Will all that snow hurt the eggs.?? Where is birdgirl.?? She would know. donna
Sure she is fine, she has the snow cleared out for her and the eggs.
I was in looking at pics on BW.Came back to see out CAM is upJo you left and 7 minutes later CAMOur nest looks so good to see ty everyone ( :
Picture is nice and clear:):):)!
Snow can be an insulator too.
Looks like Belle to me
Yes it is Mits better than ever
STEVEN----That's a GREAT picture too!----I GUESS you all closed yesterday so you could stay & work on the CAM-----YOU ARE STILL OUR HERO!!!!----THANKS---
Life sure is good and much much better NOW hee heeMy pic showed she had than long stick in her beak. Don't know if she wanted to move it or bring is closer.
GREAT MINDS AGAIN-----I think we have missed seeing her more than we thought-----Kinda' makes one feel----ALL'S WELL!
Guess what I see?????????????????????????????????????????????????? scroll downsmiles on everyones faces including mine ( :
As a matter of fact, I do have news. They are going to do another CT scan in 6 weeks and if the abscess has gotten worse, they will drain it then.
Howdy, Dana How ya doing?
Better ty PaulaSharon that sounds like very good news.
Okay prayer warriors, that abscess will be gone when Sharon goes back, agree with me here on this one. We are walking by faith and not by sight. That's my prayer. donna
I do so love that pink kitty.
She certainly is a "Snow Belle"!
Belle sits in that nest like what was all that worry from you all about.
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