Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sunday


Fledgling Sunday visit thread.

177 comments:

Just Vicky said...

Good morning!! What a beautiful sight to see!

Thanks Steve for the new thread!

movin said...

GOOD MORNING FOR A SUNDAY, STEVEN, VICKY AND CREW...



C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Hey, Steve,

I know it looks like the live feed is down for a while, but would it be possible to get the sound on the 30 sec. cam?

Or on the black-screened Real Player?

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Deb said...

Good morning, Vicky and Jim. Thanks, Steve for the new thread. Now we are down to one in the nest.

wvgal_dana said...

Thank you for the new thread Steven.
Vicky Good Morning and thank you for the heads up.

Mornng Jim contrag. welcome to Atlantic Cod.

wvgal_dana said...

At the moment my refresh is still showing 2 in nest. I guess after it refreshs Deb I'll have one like you do.

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!!---WOW!!!---CONGRATS!!!! VICKY---You are our #1 EAGLE MOM today & every day!!---COOL!!---MORNIN' JIM!!---

WOW!--I don't know where to start!!!---WE HAD A TERRIBLE storm LAST NIGHT!!!---WE DIDN'T LOSE OUR ELECTRICITY-----BUT WE LOST OUR TV CABLE----no cable--no tv or COMPUTER!!---I'll catch up!!!---SO MUCH GOOD STUFF!!---HEY!--I REALLY MISSED YOU KIDS!!!---I hope everything is getting back to normal for everyone---How are we gonna see all the BANDING PICS???-----ENJOY YOUR CLEAN UP DAY!!!!--Just saw the FREE-LOADING MOUNTAINEERS too this am!!---ho!--That always makes my day!!!!--LIFE IS GOOD!!

wvgal_dana said...

Nope still 2 in nest for me ( :

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' VICKY--MOVIN-JIM---DEB--DANA & ALL YOU FOLKS ON THE OTHER THREADS!!----

movin said...

Back to two eaglets again, and they still look hungry.

Liberty was in for a bit a couple of minutes ago, so maybe he'll be bringing more breakfast...

Which is what my stomach is telling me I need now.

By the way, Vicky, a second test showed me to be a true Hammerhead Shark!

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Deb said...

No, Dana, I am back up to two juvies, also.

movin said...

Good morning to Deb and, of course, our Norma too.

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

wvgal_dana said...

Good Sunday Morning Norma ( :

Glad your computer didn't fry during the storm..good your back online.

normabyrd said...

MAGPIE!!!--I bet you had a BUSY NIGHT---to say the least!!---HOPE TODAY WILL BE A CALMER DAY!!!

wvgal_dana said...

down to one now

Deb said...

Did you have any tree damage in your area, Norma?

wvgal_dana said...

back to 2 in nest

Deb said...

There is still just one eaglet in the LW nest. I hope the other one is okay and we just can't see it.

normabyrd said...

Have you all seen the pics that were taken yesterday??---I am dying to see them!!----DEB!--I have been watching the CHIMNEY SWIFT too!!---Such interesting birds & I had never read anything about them before!!!

movin said...

Have you checked the Conn. Audubon Osprey nest lately?

They have a couple of beautiful chicks, which are nearly as large as their mother.



C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Deb said...

With all these coming and goings, too bad we don't have live feed.

wvgal_dana said...

down to 1 in our nest

wvgal_dana said...

I see where Margy said a bear was sighted in Marlowe. There was one sighted in the area a year or two ago also.

I'll just be watching doggie alittle more carefully while he is outside.

God made bears too.....like deer...areas get built in..sometimes bears come down from mt. for food or water.

movin said...

Anybody know what time it is in Finland?? It looks darker than I think it should be now.

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

wvgal_dana said...

Still back in comments and just opened Bob Quinn's teaser of "Opsrey Banding". I just loved how Bob caught Suzanne's pic. A once in a life time shot.
Neat Hi NatureNut neat pic ( :
I know there is just going to be more pics. Oh goodie !! ( : ( :

Deb said...

The cam picture says 16:33 at Finny"s..

normabyrd said...

DANA---GOTTA FIND BOB'S PICS!!!

movin said...

Dana, I think Melanie has some pics of the banding on the blog too.

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

wvgal_dana said...

Now I just reached NatureNuts pics. On my they are GREAT ( : ( :
Loved the video of sound of the Osprey. Wow the wing spread of the older on Bob is holding awesome !!! Thanks Nature ( :

movin said...

Thanks, Deb, you made me look around for the cam clock... I thought my monitor was pretty big too.

Anyway, it's about the time I thought it should be, but it's very dark today, and I'm not sure they've had their evening meal yet either.

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Deb said...

Check out Loretta's, too, Norma. She has quite a few up, already.

Deb said...

The only reason I know it is there, Jim, is we talked about it another day. I don't remember who it was that pointed out the time is on the page.

wvgal_dana said...

Wow at Natures comment about the boy seeing a bird in the water. The Mom Osprey....so sad :(
Sounds good though that the chicks should be ok...( :

Paula glad your visit from family was nice and that the fireworks did go off. Bet the grandsons enjoyed them ( :

wvgal_dana said...

Thanks Paula for putting up Melanie's pics. Awesome Beautiful slideshow ( :

wvgal_dana said...

No NO NatureNut not tired of seeing pics of Osprey ( :

wvgal_dana said...

The Delaware Osprey nest...Can anyone make it larger if so how?

movin said...

I just had a look at NatureNut's great pics.

Where do I find Loretta's, Deb? What's her blog name?

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Boy, I hope they reported the dead female Osprey to the local Conservation group.

The rest of the birds might be at danger from whatever killed the mother.

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Deb said...

Loretta is Nature Nut!

movin said...

I didn't see it delivered, but it looks like Finny is feeding her chicks something now ... it's almost dark already.

Guess I don't understand the changing light conditions in the far north too well. Not long ago it seemed to be light most of the night there.

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

MITS said...

Good morning again...the anks, Vicky for headsup and Steve for new thread and pics of the 3 juvies

Deb said...

I think it might just be cloudy there, Jim. Finland over the water is brighter.

Mema Jo said...

Good morning everyone!
Hi there #1 Vicky!
Jim Loretta is NatureNut on the blog.

Going to read earlier comments from this morning - & check some emails - & check some cams. Keep talking - I'll catch up with you later.

paula eagleholic said...

Good Morning, all!

Slept in and missed all the action!
Thanks for the pic of our three Mountaineers!

movin said...

Well, Loretta, you snapped some fine shots yesterday. I enjoyed them very much.

Good to see some pics of Bob (and his camera with the big lens) for a change.

Also great to see Suz out amongst the rays and looking like a real birder.

Let's see what he came up with besides the "teaser" on the foray yesterday.

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

MITS said...

I'm not seeing any darkness in Finney's nest, looks normal to me.

Deb said...

Its much lighter than it was about 10 minutes ago, Helen.

Mema Jo said...

Brought Bob Quinn's photos over
I know he will be adding more


Banding Trip - Bob Quinn

movin said...

Good morning, Mits, Mema Jo, and Paula. Everybody's showing up now. Let's party!

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

wvgal_dana said...

I am watching the live feed of the Delaware Opsrey.
Does anyone know how to enlarge pic?

paula eagleholic said...

I'm gonna party w/ another cuppa coffee!

Lolly said...

Oh no!! I'm gonna miss the party!!

Good morning all! Just getting on for a sec to say hi. Time to get ready for church.

Laurel and the boys are coming this afternoon. In the morning we are all heading for the Houston area. Jack has some "consulting" work to do, I am going to visit with my sister, and Laurel is visiting a college friend. And the work pays for our gas on this trip!! Will be gone until late Thursday!

BBL

Mema Jo said...

DANA I've never been able to enlarge the DE osprey cam pic. Let us know if you find a way to do it. Sure has a good clear pic.

Deb said...

It doesn't look like any ducklings are hatching so far today.

No I don't know how to enlarge the picture at Delaware.

paula eagleholic said...

On the banding trip, Wendy was the lady w/ the 2 kids...and that is Celeste in the pink shirt. She came w/ her husband, Frank.

Greg said the nest failure rate for ospreys at Jug Bay this year was 50% - quite high. Normally the failure rate is around 15%. They have had problems down there with a great horned owl attacking some of the osprey nests. That is likely the reason for some of the nest failures.

paula eagleholic said...

The storms this spring w/ the high winds and hail were the biggest reason however.

Mema Jo said...

Lolly Does your sister have a computer? OR are we not going to hear from you during the week.......??

Mema Jo said...

I like to keep track of our chicks! lol

Mema Jo said...

MT NEST sitll

Going to check emails

normabyrd said...

SORRY---I have been on a telethon this am!!----ho!---Talked with daughter & little ones!!---Only 2 more to go!!---they all check in on weekend----cool!!

movin said...

Yeah, Dana, I don't know how to enlarge the Quicktime player ... it used to be smaller if that's any consolation.

Maybe a Mac user would know....

Or you try transferring it to Real Player. My newest Real Player always exhibits a banner which offers to transfer whatever I'm watching, but I haven't tried it yet.

It looks like an interesting nest (w/sound too), and I just saw Dad deliver a small fish.

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

paula eagleholic said...

Did you know at Finney's nest if you click on the picture it takes you to the picture gallery?

paula eagleholic said...

You can make the Delaware osprey site larger by opening up the page in your Quicktime player.

Open Quicktime...go to file, open url, and put in the websites address.

http://webcast.delaware.gov:8080/
Cape/Cape-Osprey

Then go to movie and click on double size

paula eagleholic said...

Breakfast time...bbialw

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' HELEN --- JO -- PAULA!!---& NATURENUT---Loved your photographs---BEAUTIFUL!!---Just learned you are LORETTA---Guess MELANIE is the lady who works at the site!!

normabyrd said...

BOB--WANDA & I left a message on your other posting!!---waiting to see your other pics----Thanks---

normabyrd said...

LOLLY--Enjoy your week!----See you Thursday!!!

normabyrd said...

GOING BACK TO READ THE OTHER BLOGS-----that I missed last night!!!

normabyrd said...

JO---Checked--5 or 6 BURROWING OWLS----

Deb said...

Parent at LW.

movin said...

Thanks, Paula. Very helpful Quicktime advice.

I just had to shut everything down and reload it. I was getting very strange fonts, and the pages were only partly displaying unless sometimes if I changed the size of the window up and down.

I think I got a bad cookie or something when I clicked on the Finny picture to go to the gallery. That's about when it started.

Everything looks normal again now ... after I deleted all the temp files and cookies, etc.

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

paula eagleholic said...

Melanie writes for Chesapeake Bay Magazine

MITS said...

off to beach, dolphins and pelicans right outside the condo:)

normabyrd said...

DEB!!---Enjoyed seeing the ANIMAL RESCUE site!!---Isn't that where our little VA friend is??!!---I hope he is getting better!!!---THANKS--quite interesting!!!

Deb said...

Yes, Norma, that is where Buddy is. I thought it was an interesting clip, too.

normabyrd said...

It looks darker one min.--then lightens up!!---We don't need another STORM!!---I haven't checked all the trees yet!!!---So many have gone down this summer!!---BUMMER!-----One would think there would be a STORM BREAK!!!---
MAYBE WE SHOULD DECLARE a 'NO STORM DAY'!!!!

normabyrd said...

THANKS PAULA!!---I have seen that magazine!!---Do you suppose they might have the banding pics in it some time??------WOULDN'T THAT BE COOL!!!

normabyrd said...

MEGAN!!!---Noted you mentioned MICHAEL FELDMAN broadcasting from WV Saturday!!---It was GREAT!!---PACKED AUDIENCE!!!---Sorry you had to miss it!!!!

normabyrd said...

STEVE IS COOL!!----He must have guessed there would be a 'whole lot of chatting' going on today!!------I hope I have read them all!!---It has been exciting!!!!---But FUN!!!----MAY REREAD later!!

Deb said...

I found this little tidbit at the Glacier National Park website.

Did You Know?
Did you know that male moose use almost as much energy growing their antlers yearly as female moose use being pregnant?

Mema Jo said...

It's about time nature makes it
even-Steven!

paula eagleholic said...

Headed out to mow...bbl

Hedgesviller said...

Hi fowl gang!
Loretta, thanks for more pics--great ones!
Glad that everyone made it through the storms okay!
Hey, Vicki...how's everything in your corner of the world?
Magpie sure had a short night...hoping her day is quiet...sure she'll be ready for a nap when she gets home this evening.
Had that weird pop-up again..when I listened to Naturenuts audio--it was a Real Player p/u for music! Strange, since I have pop-up blocker on!

Hedgesviller said...

Trivia gleaned from this am's nature shows: San Diego Zoo snatches the flamingo eggs and hatches them in incubators.
The Harris hawks in the desert SW stand on top of each other (as many as 6) to scout for prey because there are so few perches available! Learn something new everyday!

NatureNut said...

Happy Hot Sunday!! Got lots to do around here....can't stay on 'puter all day! LOL
Glad you enjoyed the pics. Can't wait to see Bob's.He and Suz are such great, nice people. I so enjoyed meeting them! Of course, EVERYONE on here is great!
Thx, Paula for giving that PRP osprey info.This has been one of the worst years Greg has seen in about 20.I know I mentioned in the past about our Osprey Cam family. Loss of Mom 2 yrs. in a row & this year chicks, too.
I was so excited to see the eggs in the wood duck box! Better than TX cam! Except we might see these hatching online!!

Costume Lady said...

HELLO EVERYONE...
My computer has been down since last night. I am at my Mom's and just wanted you to know if you don't hear from me for a while...I am computerless! Neighbor's electricity is still out and wires are still all over the yard and road. TTYL

Costume Lady said...

Lynn, I saw that program this morning. Very interesting.

Hedgesviller said...

Wanda...think I heard on the scanner a little while ago that Allegheny was working down there on Gosling Marsh! Question is....how long will it take for Verizon and or Comcast to restore their lines?!!

Hedgesviller said...

More trivia, this time from Marilyn vos Savant in Parade:

An AVADAVAT is a very small weaverbird. (Gotta look that one up!)

And, since we had some discussions about lightening bugs:
"Fireflies (also called lightening bugs)spend a long time developing into adults who only live a few weeks. Many adults don't even eat. Females lay their eggs and most larvae hatch within a month. (Larvae are often called glow worms. So are the wingless females of some species, but they look more like glow beetles.) The larvae feed until fall when they burrow underground for the winter. (Some remain there for two/three years.) They surface in early spring, eat until late spring, and then go thru' their metamorphosis, emerging as adults to light up your yard for a short time in early summer." NOW WE KNOW!!!

Mema Jo said...

For the rest of my days I am going to feel really horrible should I ever squash or injure any lightening bug!
Man! They have a rough life and to think how much joy they give to us when they do turn on their Lights!

Hedgesviller said...

Here is info on the weaverbird - finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests
weaver finch, weaver
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus;
family Ploceidae, Ploceidae - weaverbirds.
baya, Ploceus philippinus - common Indian weaverbird.
whidah, whydah, widow bird - mostly black African weaverbird.
Java finch, Java sparrow, Padda oryzivora, ricebird - small finch-like Indonesian weaverbird that frequents rice fields.
amadavat or avadavat- red Asian weaverbirds often kept as cage birds.
grass finch, grassfinch - usually brightly-colored Australian weaverbirds; often kept as cage birds.

wvgal_dana said...

And that's the Story......Hedgie I forget someone use to end their show afer telling different news stories. Can't remember now if it was tv or radio.

Wanda sorry you don't have computer...I thought you had it yesterday when all the lines were down. Strange wonder why you don't have it now?

wvgal_dana said...

Hedgie they show the weaver bird on Pete's Pond Streaming cam. It is pretty ( :

floralgirl said...

And now you know... the rest of the story.. Paul Harvey-radio

Hedgesviller said...

Right, Megan...I was just getting ready to respond to Dana when I saw your post!

paula eagleholic said...

O's & Nats tied at 1 in the 7th

Mema Jo said...

How was market Megan?
Did Sandra & Tom walk down - maybe
too humid to do that today

Mema Jo said...

COME ON YOU O's

I know, Lynn! lol

wvgal_dana said...

That was it!!! ( : ( : Thanks ladies I knew if I just put it someone wonderful person would help ( : ty Megan and Hedgie

paula eagleholic said...

Is Paul Harvey still on?

paula eagleholic said...

Hey Nature - how did you like the smell of those osprey yesterday? They smell like fish!

paula eagleholic said...

Baby Barton has been branching....off cam at present

Lolly said...

Jo, yes, my sister has a computer but do not know how much time I would have to get on. You know, we have a LOT of talking to do!! LOL (her name is Sharon, BYW)

Loretta, just saw the rest of your pictures. Fantastic!! What a day!

So, did they smell like fish?

Mema Jo said...

Paula - I think your on for a facial!

Mema Jo said...

I'll say what Wanda said yesterday -

I wish I had a sister to talk to or to miss!

Mema Jo said...

We have an MT nest

I have had a few small showers this afternoon.

wvgal_dana said...

Is that Pearl in our nest?

wvgal_dana said...

Alert our nest

Hedgesviller said...

I think Paul Harvey is still on the radio.

PA falcons not visible on cam, but what a lot of noise they are making....hope everything is okay with them!

SO-O-O windy at Loch Garten.

wvgal_dana said...

cam got crazy lines and color and when it cleared up our juvie was gone

Mema Jo said...

Family coming up for dinner

BBL this evening........

Hedgesviller said...

Flamingos very active at Nat'l Zoo--putting on a great show!

Hedgie said...

Changed my "handle"--hope everyone's okay w/ it.

NatureNut said...

Hi Gang
I didn't smell anything fishy w/the ospreys yesterday! The dead bird in boat was stinky. After we took pics of Greg holding it up, he threw it in the river, thank God. I wasn't sitting up front!
Got on the CT osprey cam--that is wild!! 4 chicks!
Gotta check TX wood ducks.
Lolly, glad you liked pics. Have a great visit. We'll miss you.

wvgal_dana said...

Oh Hedgie I think it sounds "famous" now ( : I like it ....goes well with pic ( :

NatureNut said...

Lynn, What a Great Name!

Hedgie said...

Have Paula to thank! She was the one who coined the term, and sent me the pic! Hedgie not as big a mouthful...or as many keys to hit!

Mauley said...

Good afternoon dear ones, So glad to be back home after a week at 4-H CAmp with 250 little rug rats. Sure am glad I was only responsible for 50 of the little angels. Need sleep badly, but had to read up on what has happened in the nest and in the lives of my eagle family. God Bless You all and I will be able to catch up this week. donna

Hedgie said...

Baby flamingo knows how to get cooled off. He's fascinated by the water pipe!

paula eagleholic said...

Eaglet our nest!!

Think it has a fish

paula eagleholic said...

Howdy Mauley - sounds like you need a vacation!!

do or die for the nats....O's up 2-1 in the 12th

paula eagleholic said...

Love the new handle Hedgie!

paula eagleholic said...

Looks like Tiny in the nest!

paula eagleholic said...

No fish...guess that's bones or something else white in the middle of the nest.

paula eagleholic said...

Nature - you didn't think they smelled fishy?

paula eagleholic said...

Tiny at noon in the nest...must be ready for supper

paula eagleholic said...

Aww Man that sucks! Homerun by Nats with one on...they just won...guy should have been struck out on previous pitch!

paula eagleholic said...

Eaglet still in our nest....and check out the piece of bark on horsie...gotta go out and finish mowing....

floralgirl said...

Hey Jo- no Tom or Sandra today, mkt. was very quiet.

Lolly said...

Wood duck eggsa are uncovered! Funny how she covers one time, next time not! Guess they will hatch while I am gone. Will try to check it out!

Yes, sisters are great! Have a brother as well, he too is in Texas, 500 miles away! He on the other hand....is something else. LOL

Lolly said...

Why, I wonder, does San Diego zoo remove the flamingo eggs? Did they say why. Fort Worth zoo has a wonderful flamingo exhibit and many flamingos. Never have seen nests, but I usually do not go this time of year.

Hedgie said...

Paula...do or die...DONE!!!!! 3-2, Nats!

Hedgie said...

Lolly, came in on tail-end of report and didn't hear why! Norma saw it...maybe she heard.
Somehow I missed some of Paula and Jo's game posts! Too busy computing, and flipping between ball game and race! Sorry!

NatureNut said...

Hi---Hubby (jubby) just came in and saw baby birds. They were in the grass, too small to be fledglings. I hate it when that happens!! They were very LOUD--hope parents come soon. Put their pics and video on Blogspot.

Always something!!!!!

paula eagleholic said...

Awww, Tiny laying in the nest...facing noon

Gotta get some water!!

paula eagleholic said...

Nature - those are spicules the osprey have on the bottom of their feet in able to hold onto the fish better.

paula eagleholic said...

Nature - is the nest out of reach to be able to put the baby robins back?

paula eagleholic said...

Tiny is really flaked out in the nest...foot sticking out :)

Hedgie said...

Loretta...poor babies! Like Paula, I think you should try to put them back in nest if it's within reach...use gloves!

NatureNut said...

Thank you Paula,....spicules! I was trying to remember.
The nest is pretty high and I don't know if they'd stay in---very windy. That may be why they're out.Chirping away in their bush (can't see them which is good-way in there) & have not seen a parent. Hope I don't have to call/take them to wildlife rehab.
BTW, I never smelled anything fishy w/ospreys, but I have allergies.

Hedgie said...

Mauley-welcome home! Bet you are exhausted! Get settled and rested and then check out old blogs and and photos!

paula eagleholic said...

Tiny is gone

MITS said...

Good Evening everyone, hubby went home around 3, and I have been doing some odds and ends around the condo, including some panda napping. Heard from Ceil at 4:30p.m. east coast time, they had stopped in Boise, Idaho, she said her throat felt better, but she says she has a terrible cough now, and I gently reminded her that the damn infection was probably in her lungs now...tried not to yell at her.
she saw 2 juvies sitting in a tree, said did not look like they had a fledged yet, and saw 1 juvie flying, not sure where she saw them. It is hot in Boise, 102

MITS said...

off to fix some dinner....bbl

NatureNut said...

Here is a link for osprey album made by one of the ladies, Celeste, on the trip yesterday.

http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?&p=999&uid=4372994&gid=19980628&&imgid=

Mema Jo said...

A beautiful visitor in OUR NEST

MITS said...

and poof................

Mema Jo said...

Well, at least I got to see our visitor for a few minutes.
POOF

MITS said...

Loretta, I love your pics and the sounds.....what a wonderful day yesterday

MITS said...

Celeste's osprey album

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Good evening everyone!! Been a busy, busy weekend. Our nephew married his girlfriend of 10 years Friday night (finally!!), had a family reunion yesterday, and a big picnic today!

Been trying to glance over the blog to see what I missed this weekend. I did see the pics from the banding, what a great opportunity.

Norma, I am so glad you survived the storm. We kind of skirted around them all weekend, lucked out for sure. My baby sister is home and I am so grateful.

Anyway, hey everyone!! Be talking to ya this week!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Bed time now! Wore slam out!

NatureNut said...

Well, we're in it now!When outside about 7PM, heard the baby robins chirping. One had come back out in the grass from under the neighbor's bush. As I walked along our fence next to bush, a grey cat came flying out and ran in next door backyard! That is where I heard the other chirping!Peppy had gone under another shrub way back there!We never saw parent in 3-4 hours.They got rescued again and put in large plastic recycling bin. Hubby couldn't find any worms, so he sliced tiny chunks of hot dog which they ate.(Not ideal, but something-all pet stores closed where I could have gotten mealworms)I dug up 2 worms and Peppy ate a couple tiny pieces, but other wouldn't open mouth. I'm saving the worms in fridge for AM.Wrapped towel around inside of bin for a makeshift nest & they are on back of p/up bed cover in carport.Hope bad cat won't find them.
Now I have to eat dinner!!!!

MITS said...

Well, GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE

Hedgie said...

Welcome back, Sissy. We've missed you all! Big to-do's, huh? Hope you had a great time!
Well, Loretta....wonder what you'll find in the morning?!
Peaceful "wave" dreams, Helen!

Deb said...

The wood duck forum says the mom didn't leave the nest for a break tonight, the eggs should be hatching soon.

Deb said...

Eagle at Kent 1, at the top of the branch hiding. You can just see the back of the eagle.

Deb said...

I took my sister to see the heron and pelicans today. We saw more of both and also saw some great egrets, a red headed woodpecker and a bobolink. Things we saw but didn't get pictures of were 2 red-tailed hawks, quite a few turkeys and about a hundred turkey vultures, along with all the ordinary every day birds and a bunch of deer. I have never seen so many turkey vultures at once. I will have to go back and see if they are there all the time.

paula eagleholic said...

Evening, all!

Really got sidetracked...finished the lawn, took a shower, went to grocery store...got home and spent time catching up on the phone, etc. Turn around and it's almost 10:30!!

paula eagleholic said...

Nature- hope your little robins will be OK!

Good to hear from you Sissy...sounds like a nice weekend!

magpie said...

DEB - Sounds like a GREAT field trip with your sister. I really like the coloring on the red-headed woodpecker, and was surprised to see a family in this area two years in a row..have checked the nesting spot this year with no success.. The bold strong color patches, not unlike Towhee and Scarlet Tanager...a friend tells me that other woodpeckers, like the red-bellieds, tend to bully them out of their nesting spots, so maybe, that is what happened this year. Did you get a picture?
I missed all the nest action at NCTC once again, except for some very early morning glimpses, which were nice.
I think those Woodies are about ready to pop out soon..

Good Evening To All...

magpie said...

Just saw a Ferry Boat go tooling past at Over the Water Finland.

magpie said...

DEB: Prize-winning Video of Lib and Belle..you can see a little flit of another bird, probably the eaglet, circling around before landing. The Pelican and Heron picture, and the lone heron picture, fantastic!

magpie said...

HEDGIE - I like your new moniker!
You probably saw my posting the other day about one of Kathy's favorite stuffies: Hedgehog named Hedgie! Sweet connection...

To borrow an expression earlier from Sissy: I'm "wore slam out" from the week-end activity at 911.....ENOUGH! Besides the storms, people have to fight and be difficult...

Sounds like everyone had some fun today. COSTUME LADY: Hope you get back to your normal routine soon!

LOLLY - Have a good trip. I have a brother who lived in Houston for years, now is in Connecticut. He likes the weather much better in New England!

Deb said...

I did get a couple good pictures of the woodpecker and the bobolink. The heron and egret were so far away, I am going to try again to get closer. I hadn't ever seen a bobolink before, so had to look it up.

Deb said...

I will put them up tonight and go back for the egret.

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Hedgie said...

Magpie...you should be in bed by now!!! What a weekend you've had!
Good night all!

Mema Jo said...

Doesn't look like rain at the nest
but it is raining big time here in the valley. Severe storms are predicted.

So off to bed I go...........

Good Night Everyone
Peaceful sleep & pleasant dreams
Prayers being said for all our needs

magpie said...

DEB - THAT IS SPECTACULAR! the Red-Head! I spend a LOT of time looking at all your pictures!
Friend of mine in New York says bobolinks sometimes make nests in farm fields and then sometimes get overtaken by the farm machinery when farmers are harvesting or cutting hay...I've never seen one "for real".

I guess this is Good Night, it is time for me to sack out.

Thanks everyone for all the education today on the BLOG.

xo xo xo xo xo

movin said...

THE BLOG JUST ATE MY COMMENT!

Thanks for all the banding photos and for the info on your backyard animals and birds, everyone. Really wonderful. [:~D]


GOOD NIGHT, EVERYBODY...

Have a great week. Learn, learn. Enjoy, enjoy.


[:~)]

Jim

magpie said...

Good Monday Morning, Everyone.

Nest looks empty right now, kind of rainbowy, might have missed some early morning action, just getting on board.

Chicks at Finney's must be eating like horses...they are getting big.

Nice deer at PixController (in and out, saw nice 6-point buck in velvet there Sunday morning..)

Safe travels and stay-at-homes for all.

Work day for me....

xo xo xo

magpie said...

Two Juves in the Nest....

magpie said...

Well, they didn't stay long.

Okay Eagle Buds: They're All YOURS now.

Off to work. TTFN
xo

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Good morning!!
Juvie in the nest.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

gone!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

New thread, ya'll come over!

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