Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sunday

New thread.

48 comments:

normabyrd said...

GOOD A.M. EAGLE BUDDIES---I think I am first---I have a GREAT EAGLE STORY to share----THANKS STEVEN---for the new thread---Will leave message---

normabyrd said...

EAGLE BUDDIES---Front page of my a.m. newspaper--"CUMBERLAND TIMES NEWS"----BEAUTIFUL PIC OF A GOLDEN EAGLE SOARING-----The golden eagle, which was unintentionally trapped & injured on New Creek Mt. (Mineral Co., WV) in January, was released at New Creek Dam Site 14 on Thurs. after undergoing almost 3 mos. of rehabilitation at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.--WV Wildlife Dept. notified Nat. Aviary-- who nursed it back to health by staff at Nat. Aviary in Pittsburgh. It was released back into the wild Thursday. The bird was fitted with a small transmitter that monitors its movements----This is such an up lifting story---This is the 3rd eagle they are monitoring---important info about this species is currently lacking, etc.---Wildlife Diversity Biologist, Kieran O"Malley, DNR, Romney, WV w/be working with Katzner, Nat. Aviary--These birds migrate through the Allegheny Front in Grant & Pendleton, WV Counties--Hope you folks can read this story----Aviary had 5 people working 10 hrs. a day----AMAZING STORY----CHECK: www.aviary.org & click "track an eagle" This EAGLE is designated as No. 41.----

Jill said...

That is really cool. Guess that is the same eagle I read about several weeks ago. Trying to remember where New Creek Dam is. Drawing a blank. It's not Vepco lake is it? I just can't think of any other dams up there. HUMMMMM

Jill said...

That is really cool. Guess that is the same eagle I read about several weeks ago. Trying to remember where New Creek Dam is. Drawing a blank. It's not Vepco lake is it? I just can't think of any other dams up there. HUMMMMM

paula eaglet momster said...

That is the outfit that Lisa at BW talked about in her last weblog, or the one before that. The track and eagle thing is pretty cool.

Thanks, Norma!

Mits said...

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE I vaguely remember reading about that recently, Norma, that is a wonderful story. Thanks, have a peaceful Sunday everyone.

normabyrd said...

This GOLDEN EAGLE was just released Thursday, March 22---This is the 3rd golden eagle to be released---If you check "Track an Eagle"---This eagle #41----it isn't listed yet---This article is more interesting to some of us--It's location is in GRANT Co. JILL'S CO.---PENDLETON CO.---CAROL'S CO. & ROMNEY, MY TOWN ---Will call DNR tomorrow & get the dam site--JILL--New Creek goes through Keyser---

Jennifer said...

I have a question. If Belle and Lib try for more eggs, approx. how long will it take for the first egg to get laid after mating??

That is wonderful news about the golden eagle!

paula eaglet momster said...

It takes about 5-10 days after mating to lay the egg...but we saw them mating more than a month before they laid the first egg this year....It is a whole courtship process and bonding - he would bring her fish to fatten her up to be able to produce the eggs and withstand all the incubation duties.

Belle_WV said...

Very great story Norma, thanks for sharing! Paula, thank you for the youtube entry of the last morning before our mourning. I'm hoping to see some nest refurbishing happening with the weather drying out. I'd think that would be our first clue that they would try again this year. Heading out to enjoy this beautiful day, I hope everyone else can do the same in one way or another!

movin said...

GOOD MORNING IN EAGLELAND...

We have a gorgeous, steel-gray, overcast morning in So Cal...portends better for the afternoon.

I hope you all have a great day...I don't believe our pair are likely to start up again for a few days.

Enjoy the weekend,
Jim

MEMA Jo said...

Good Sunny Afternoon, It is beautiful outside and I just know that Belle and Liberty are soaring high above!
I do hope our cam gets unfrozen tomorrow just in case when we check it out we could get a glimpse of our favorite eagle couple. I feel that the Sycamore Tree will always be their home!

Mits said...

It is a lovely day, been reading the Sunday paper, going to sit out on deck for awhile, wouldn't be doing this if we had eaglets to watch:(.

paula eaglet momster said...

I hear ya, Mits. Thought about that when I was out walking the dogs this afternoon.

I put up an eaglet hit on

eagletmomsters.blogspot.com

of the Norfolk eaglets. They really are adorable.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Good evening everyone. I have been out enjoying this day. Jon (Andrew's best friend) had his Senior Organ Recital today and it was beautiful. Andrew assisted (turned pages). It was great. It is 78° and partly cloudy here. This weather is really bringing me out of doom and gloom and I am so grateful!! Hope all of my eagle buddies are well today.

Mits said...

Hello, Paula and Sharon....I was just thinking, did anyone call Suzanne? Wish she had her computer hooked up. But, I'm sure she will not be too shocked when she gets in to the office tomorrow. Just looked at the clock, its bedtime for her already.

Mits said...

The 2 older chicks are pushing each other around at VA.

Mits said...

Feeding time at VA, hopefully food will be coming into BW nest soon.

Mits said...

Calm and beautiful up in MAINE.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Well, I am heading back out for a little while. I will be back around 8:30. TTFN!

Sunny said...

Hi Gang. I'm back from my weekend away, and I was sure dreading turning on the computer. Could someone please pass the tissues? Thanks for the video, Paula. That was taken right after I checked in yesterday morning.

On a lighter note, I saw an eagle's next in NJ today. It was very close to Interstate 80, on a power pole. Mr. was in the nest when I first spotted it, and he flew off. It looked like he was coming right back, and I was hoping to get a picture of him landing. However, he landed on Mrs., who I hadn't noticed earlier! Ahem..... Since I'm not computer literate, could I e-mail a couple of pictures to someone to put on the website for others to see. Seeing them was the highlight of my day, and I'd love to share. I also need a better lense, and I'm taking donations! LOL!

Mits said...

Sunny, go to Paula's picture here on the blog and her e-mail address is right there, she or Jo can help you. Just click on her pic. Glad you had a nice trip.

Sunny said...

Okay, now I'm really embarrassed. I just blew up the images, and they're not even eagles! So Im not only comoputer illiterate, I'm blind! Anyone want to see pics of an osprey nest?

Mits said...

ROFLMBO................GOOD ONE SUNNY

Mits said...

Well, you tried, and that is what counts. I was a little suspicious when you said it was near and Interstate and on a pole, but I was trusting you....lol!!!

Sunny said...

Well, maybe I just WANTED to see eagles! Does that count for anything?

Mits said...

Mom just arrived to help Dad at VA, such a pretty family.

Mits said...

Yes, Sunny, it counts:).

Mits said...

Poor Star out in Kent needs a pair of sunglasses.

Floralgirl said...

Mom at BW really has those babies covered with straw tonite.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Well, I went to Bramwell, WV today for Jon's recital. Somebody there told me there are eagles around there but Mattie and I certainly couldn't find any. We did look though. Sunny, that is funny about the ospreys. I probably would have thought the same thing! We do like osprey pics too!! :):):)

Hello everybody.

Mits said...

Hello, Sharon..and Mattie:).

movin said...

I was just looking at a very interesting "Updates" page on the Santa Catalina site [bottom of either the W. End or the T. Harbors cam, "Updates"].

They've recently revamped it and now they have great blogs, including reports by Dr. Sharpe and videos of birds, nests and one on egg-candling. [Two of the 5 West End eggs have died, probably from DDE contamination, but all the others collected are still viable.]

It's an extremely interesting place to read up...it also deals with pairs and nests that are not on camera...there's one pair that nests in the grass without much of a formal nest structure.

Hope you have a great week.

Jim

Mits said...

Thanks, Jim you too.:).

movin said...

BOTH EAGLES IN KENT NEST NOW.
JIM

paula eaglet momster said...

Evening, all. That is too funny about the Osprey, Sunny! They are big birds, too. Send me the pictures at

pccompton@yahoo.com

and I'll put them on the momsters site.

Jim, thanks for the info on the "Updates" from Catalina.

Mits said...

GOODNIGHT EVERYONE

paula eaglet momster said...

Good night, all!

Suzanne said...

Good morning, eagle world. Not very good news, I'm sorry to read what I briefly scanned in the blog. Cam won't come up, I presume NCTC has turned it off. Error message is "Service Unavailable". Another bummer. I feel so bad for Liberty and Belle, they are such awesome parents! Steve, this may have been asked, but is it to late in the year now for Lib and Belle to have more eggs?

BW chicks are getting big, still taking up most of the nest, but snuggled into little balls right now. Op, there goes a wing stretch.

Will have to take time to read blogs. All have a great eagle day.

Eyes to the sky, see the raptors fly!

Suzanne said...

OH, I see we have our first PA falcon egg! So cute just sitting in the nest box. Breakfast is being served to the BW eaglets, and there is still 1 osprey hanging around in the nest. they bring in sticks, but they're not arranging them yet.

glo said...

Hi SUzanne sorry about the bad news to start your week with NCTC and our Eagle Family so far this season. Glad for cute little falcon eggs and ospreys turned eagle, or the other way aorund kind of stories form other blogger frieds. Hope it add a smile and a bright spot to your day.

Wishing all of you a good Day as well.

Suzanne said...

Morning, Glo. I kind of thought it would happen, the eggs were too late. I think Belle was so antsy Friday, cause she knew they were past time to hatch. I think she was trying to help them hatch, but unfortunately, it didn't work. Very sad news!! Thank God for other eagle/osprey/falcon cams!!! Just gonna miss my favorite eagle couple, though!!

normabyrd said...

GOOD A.M. EAGLE BUDDIES!---Hi SUZANNE & GLO---SUZANNE--Had you in my thoughts this week-end----Wondering which would be easier for you----Finding out on Saturday or today---Either way----a REAL BUMMER!----Steven says there is still time for a new clutch-----Did you read the older BW "fuzz ball" is now a foot tall----I'm glad to hear the PA group have an egg----GLO & PAULA both have great videos!!

Suzanne said...

Hi Normabyrd. I didn't get a call that we had a chick, so I did mourn this weekend. I just knew they weren't going to hatch. So depressing! Thanks for thinking of me. I hope Steven's right and they come and reclutch!. They are just such awesome parents, I can't imagine them going all summer without any babies to care for! Yes, I read about that big ol' BW fuzzball!! They sure are growing fast! Osprey's have been busy too, looks like we are getting a round nest bed in their nest.

normabyrd said...

You probably noticed LISA posted the date of the Ospreys' first egg last year at 4/11/06---I enjoyed watching the PA FALCONS last year too----Mess & All----ho! SHENANDOAH'S FALCONS are having a rough time----Raccoons are eating their eggs----A trap has been placed beside one nest----We are truly BLESSED to have all these different sites----

Suzanne said...

Dawn in Kent. I was glad to hear Star had her first egg! BW chicks still sleeping off their big breakfasts. Ospreys are doing nestorations, and egg is still showing in PA. Mom has been sitting on it and snoozing, great close up cam shots! Sadly our cam came back (with lines), but you can see the nest. Anybody know what that white thing is? It looks sort of like a bone, one of the toy ones you would buy for a dog.

movin said...

New thread everyone. Check the cam too.
Jim

Suzanne said...

Norma, I head about the raccoon(s) at Shenandoah. Did the catch the little rascal yet? I think they're adorable, but they are thieves, and they love eggs!

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