Good morning everyone!! Thanks Steve for the new thread. Hope all is well at NCTC this morning.
So far, it is a beautiful morning in the big city of Bluefield.
MORNING SISSY!!----THANKS STEVE!SISSY---Did you go back to the last blog & tell everyone that STEVE has given us a new thread?---
No, Norma, I didn't. Just signed on, but I will.
GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!----CONGRATS!!--SISSY!!!---You are #1 EAGLE MOM today & every day!!!!---The SKIES are BLUE--the SUN is shining & the temp is a COOL 64° here in WV----"HOME OF THE 3 MOUNTIANEERS & THEIR PARENTS---LIBERTY & BELLE!!!---It is going to be a GORGEOUS day!!!---Thanks STEVE!!---REMEMBER!!!---"LIVE" IS GOOD!!!----LOOKING FORWARD to seeing our many 'feathered friends'!--TODAY!!----Have a GLORIOUS DAY EVERYONE!!-----LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!
THANKS SISSY----GUESS there will be no 'free lemonade' today in BLUEFIELD!!!---ho!---That's one of the first things I asked SHARON when I met her on here!!----It is COOL that you all do that!!!
Good morning Sis and Normabyrd. I see we have an MT nest this morning. Still in Bedford this morning but heading back to Bluefield this evening. Norma, the one big downfall about the lemonade thing is they measure the temperature at the top of a mountain where the airport is and way out of Bluefield city limits. Temperature does not always match.
MORNIN' SHARON!----SISSY misses you!!---Are you vacationing in Bedford?----(VA)?
Not vacationing, just spending a few days. Going home this evening after work. My sister-in-law, daughter and grandkids came here this weekend so it was a good visit with her. She is still having a hard time with losing my brother.
Good morning Sissy, Norma and Sharon,Magpie said there were 2 in the nest this morning.
Have a great day everyone. Lots to do to get back into normal.
SISSY--SISSY!---I forgot!!---Yesterday--on the 'ANIMAL PLANET'--There was the COOLEST show!!!!---"GROWING UP PANDA" (i think)---It takes place in CHINA (TRUE STORY) & you see a 'BABY PANDA' born--watch her progress (she looks just like TAI)--does all the same things he did----climbing up the first tree she saw & couldn't get down, etc.---SHE IS GOING TO REPRESENT CHINA at the OLYMPICS!!!! They named her 'JING JING'-----She is a RIOT!!----'LITTLE BLACK & WHITE BALL' that gets into to every thing!!---Very intelligent too!!---The show details every little thing that is done to make sure she grows up PANDA---- a very GOOD PANDA!!---ho!--SHE WILL STEAL YOUR HEART!---Well I am sure she will steal the WORLD'S HEARTS when they show her at the OLYMPICS!!! You must see it!!----Your will just die!!!
SHARON---I have envied you from DAY 1----You all have such a close loving family!!!---That's almost rare any more!!----MAKE SURE SISSY READS MY LAST COMMENT!!----Maybe she has already seen the 'GROWING UP PANDA'!!
WELCOME BACK CEIL!!---We have missed you!!----Now--when you start feeling bad---Just pack up & start for OREGON!!!!---That will heal you!!----JUST KIDDIN'!----SO HAPPY YOU ARE FEELING GOOD!!
Good morning everyone. Hope all had a nice weekend. I'm getting ready to mow my little yard (four acres)as soon as the dew dries.
Our 'LITTLE PRINCE' is eating BAMBOO---with both hands!---ho!---He is one "COOL PANDA"----I smile every time I see him!!!!
No Norma, I haven't see it but I will look for it and record it. That is the only way I ever watch anything on TV.
MORNIN' RED EAGLE!!---WOW!--How long does it take you to mow your lawn?---We have had so much rain here in WV that mine has to be mowed more often!!---At least I can see more than the 'EARS' on the little rabbits in the lawn!!!ENJOY YOUR MOWING DAY!!
Good Morning normabyrd,eagle-eye'ssissy. The weather here is justgreat,lots of sun and a bit cool.I watched my eagles at the watershed and what a show they puton with lots of soreing.All threeeaglets were together in the air.I have posted photos on my webshotssite.Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave
OH SISSY!!---I will watch for it too!!----Yesterday I was lying on the couch & it came on!!----I SAT UP STRAIGHT THEN!!----ho!
MORNIN' INDIANA DAVE!!!----You are lucky that you can watch your EAGLETS soar!!----We have to have permission to see our nest & not sure we can go close to it yet!!----Are you going to name them?ps--i am a hour & a half away--ho!
DANA---I checked the DONKEYS & there are a few more this am!!---I guess you could say there are a PACE of DONKEYS there now!!!----ho!
Check LISA!---She has the KENTUCKY YOUNGEST CHICK----Take off!!---awwww!---no one was watching!
INDIANA DAVE!!----I saw the photos of your EAGLETS!!----AWESOME!!-----May they SOAR forever!!!
I see 1 PERGRINE FALCON on the side of the lamp & PA SITE!!!
OMGOODNESS!!---The FLAMINGO CHICKS are growing by leaps & bounds!!----Can't believe it!!---such little beauties with black legs!!!
JO!!!---You may not believe it---but there are 6 or 7 burrowing owls sunning now!!!-----WOW!!
Just read your comment, NormaI'll be right back to say Hello
Lake Washington's adult and the eaglet are in the nest.Remember This up coming Friday is when Tom Otto is to climb that tree to reposition the camera and to retrieve any of the dead eaglet's remains to try to determine the cause of death.
The 2 small osprey chicks are in the center of the nest on the Wild Watch Cam. I counted at least 6 burrowing owls, Norma. It is hard to pick out the flamingo chicks in that flock- You just have to keep watching all of their long legs and then all of a sudden a chick will dart through them.
Good MorningI am going over to read early morning comments. I received some emails from Suzanne - sure do miss hearing from her in the morning!BBL
2 babies in the nest. I think that is baby littley at 6 oclock. Pandas sleeping everywhere. Did ya'll know I want to be a panda when I grow up?
No Sissy. I did not know that. That will be great.
Two juvies in nest.
You can really see the flamingoes chicks right now. Mei sure is sticking close to the birthing room. Hope it is for real and not a false pregnancy.
Oh Ceil, me too. Sharon and I were just saying she sure acts miserable enough to be pregnant. Bless her heart. Just acts plumb unnecessary.
Pardon my manners. Was excited to see juvies and flamingoe chicks. Good morning Jo, Dave and Red.
I have not heard from Helen since Friday. Think her company leaves today. Need her to reasure us that Mei is fine. BBL
Seems as though when I leave - the babies come to the nest! I guess you all wish I would leave more often lolHappy to see them.........I didn't even try live feed yet this morning-Daughter emailed from OC that it was overcast and not a good beach day!
Good Morning Everyone!!!Hooray, 2 juvies in nest!!!Good way to start day!!
Buta buta woke up and is moving around a little bit. She sleeps in some of the strangest positions.
-MORNIN' JO & NATURENUT!! ---Oh I wish SUZANNE could come over too!!She keeps us all moving!!!!---JO did you see there were 6 or 7 burrowing owls out this am!!
Morning all:) Been cutting flowers since dawn, getting ready to make bouquets for tomorrow. Nice morning, temp of about 74° now. We got 2" of rain last evening, gardens are looking good this morning, and the birds are singing. -Jo, tell your daughter any day at the beach is a good beach day:) -If Sissy becomes a panda when she grows up, will she have a panda cam?? Have a great day! oh, if you didn't see them last night, I posted some market pics on my blog. TTFNIOTMB....
SISSY---I am so glad you are watching the ATLANTA 'BEAUTY'!!---This ZOO is working with the CHINA group some how!---A lady from ATLANTA was on the 'GROWING UP PANDA' yesterday!!---I wish you could have seen the way she would tease her MOM---LUN LUN!!---bite her on her butt, etc. & LUN LUN would chase her & hold her down!!-----Hard to see her sometimes--But I understand little MEI will do anything for cookies!!!
MORNIN' BEAUTIFUL FLOWER GIRL!!---What do you want to do when you grow up!!!-----REMEMBER---When I grow up---"I want STEVE'S job"---& I will pay him to work there!----ho!----I'm easy!!!
Norma.. I never said I wanted to grow up :>)
SISSY!!!!!!----LOOK!!--Little MEI at ATLANTA is sitting in a BAMBOO tent!!!!----Eating!----ADORABLE PICTURE!!---LOVE HER!!!
Megan, if Sissy becomes a Panda, she will have a panda cam and I will be the operator. She might not get the treatment they get if I get to take care of her! :)
MEGAN---I didn't want to either---but it happened----now!! (when i grow up) means---my SECOND LIFE!!!-----I want to be "TALL" too!!!
Norma, I told Sharon, her being covered in bamboo is equal to me being covered in chocolate. Pure paradise!!
WOW!!!! BLUEFIELD SHARON!!!---That means I would be your 'TALL BOSS'!!!----"LITTLE" MEGAN would come to see the EAGLETS!!!!
SISSY---Isn't it funny?---MEI being so content sitting under the bamboo & peeking out!!!
Dave, You're pics are wonderful!!! You're so fortunate to get clear views of them!
What Sharon.. no frozen fruitsicles..fresh bamboo, not a moment of privacy for panda Sissy..careful what you wish for Sissy, the cam operator has all the power. Norma, I'm only growing up once..and I do that under protest. Remember Peter Pan- "I won't grow up".... Off to get some work done, I just ate 4 chocolate chip cookies..shh..don't tell...
GONNA look at your pics MEGAN!!INDIANA DAVE has some GREAT pics of his SOARING EAGLETS on his site!!---VERY GOOD!!
MORNIN' AGAIN LORETTA!!---Aren't DAVE'S pics COOL?---
Megan, saw your new flower pics last night---they are gorgeous. If we didn't have a rascal cat, I'd buy them all!!!!BTW, we got rain twice last night. About 6 it was light, but later on, about 9ish very heavy. BUT, that means I don't have to water!!!Gotta run--Drs. appt--what else on day off?
Megan - I think Jenny was using that as an excuse to go shopping and to the boardwalk. lol I saw all those little owls, Norma.I love them. I have been watching the ferret mom & baby son on the DC small mammals cam. I think Mattie has been watching also.Link to DC Zoo Ferret Cam
MEGAN'S FLOWERS ARE A MUST SEE!!!
Good morning fellow momster and dadsters!Norma...was worried about you--missed you over the weekend! Glad you are okay.Can someone give me the link to the donkeys, please?Great pics, Dave!Mits and Jenny are in for a gray day according to weather report...but has cleared up beautifully here in the Panhandle..a perfect, crystal-clear, comfortable morning after the cleansing rains!
Are ya'll watching Buta Buta? She is all over the place.
http://www.wildlifecenter.org/news/norfolk_botanical_garden_eagle/updates.phpNew Update from 9PM, Sunday on Buddy.
Shoot, blogger cut off the address. Most of you know it I guess or have it in My Fav.Wildlife Center of VA
Loretta, 9am today update on Buddy on the site now.
Link to Buddy's updateBBL
No live feed here, but Juvie in nest on still cam!Candy...just heard that there's a new fire in the swamp...first one was 95% contained, and now here they go again. Caused by lightening.
Large Juvie in our nest
I'm back even though it isn't Later..
HELLO EVERYONE!!!!!!last of the company left a few hours ago. Have caught up on my e-mails, for the most part, and will be going thru the posts for the last 3 days soon.
The weekend was fun, weather was beautiful, but ocean was very rough!
i understand Jo. I leave a billion times and then am right back. Buta buta has been a hoot this morning, have you seen her? She is crashed out now on her ball.
Blogger Cop keeps kicking me out..So I may BBL
Yes, Sissy - I sure was watching.I hope Mits gets an update on Mei from the Zoo staff and maybe can give us an heads' up.
SISSY!!---She is noted for sleeping like that!!---She has always climbed up to the log across the top of the bed & hangs over & sleeps!!----She is a CASE!!
Still cam has the "psychedelics"!Live Feed is down.. I have not seen Paula today - did you?
I was wondering about Paula a while ago. I haven't seen her today either. Juvie is looking like it might take off.
On the 'GROWING UP PANDA'--they stressed the fact that the FEMALE PANDAS all truly believe they are pregnant!!--They can't tell!!----We have heard that from MITS too!-----All the females have the symptoms of being pregnant!!---Would that be TERRIBLE!!!
Pandas in DC ain't moving much today.
Juvie still thinking about it..BWE cam worse then ours! Good pic on Lake Washington cam of the juvie branching!
I just flipped back after the remark about LW - & saw the juvie fly off the branch when the cam refreshed..Can't see him now.
OK I am going to disappear for a few hours....... You know Act like a Panda!!!
Looks like Tai is stirring around a little bit. I think it is Tai.
Paula said she had to go somewhere and would not be on until much later today.
Thanks, Megan. I can't remember what I read 10 minutes ago.
They (the cam) finally found the 'LITTLE PRINCE'----He was inside & strolled out to inspect his estate!!----WHOA TAI!!---If you walked out-----This CAM PERSON would NEVER find you!!!---(but sissy would come find you)!!! ho!
Paula had to go to a funeral today.
SISSY----The 'LITTLE IMP' is asleep on 'his grate'!!----That's one of his favorite places to sleep!!---
BBL. Gotta get ready to go get bone density scan. Haven't had a fracture in 4 yrs. so med & calcium must be working. That's saying a lot for this klutz!
Whoops...I'm a liar...did have a rib fracture 18 months ago from coughing when I had bronchitis, but it was a rib weakened by radiation. So will say I haven't had any from INJURY in 4 yrs.!!! TaTa.
Live feed is up and two juvies in the nest.
One must be Tiny, Sissy. It has a white spot. Tiny is not so Tiny anymore.
Hi All! Was surprised to see an eagle in the nest. Seems like every time I get on it is MT.Have been very busy with company and grandkids. All is quiet until Wed., then we go get Zach, the two year old. We will have him until Saturday. Oh boy! I will be VERY busy with him....he is a ACTIVE one. LOLHave not checked back on missed days How is Wanda's grandson?Other wise all is well here! Enjoying my new glasses. :)
Hi Lolly, I had to leave. Mailperson came with our mail. Dustin is staying with Wanda and Gene because he has to have medicine around the clock. I don't think Wanda has been on today.
Off to fix dinner.
Afternoon all...juvie in the nest!
I had been watching Animal Kingdom this afternoon. We have a juvie in our nest & there is also one in the Lake Wash. nest.Ospreys on Wild Watch cam have found something bright green for their nest.
Welcome Paula - we missed you and thanks to your timing I guess I get the Poop Facial!
We missed you today Paula.
Someone (?) is in the WE nest... Need to go to the IWS forum to seewhat is going on.......
July 14Mei Xiang has been spending most of her time in den three. Typical for this stage of her pregnancy or pseudopregnancy, she prefers to keep to herself and sleep. On Thursday and Friday morning, we coaxed her out to the training cage for an ultrasound. It took a lot of effort from the panda, and her keepers. Just as we settled into position, Mei jumped up and then declined to return to complete the procedure. She is generally comfortable and calm, and seems very introspective now. We can ask her persistently and nicely, offering all her favorite treats, and she will just sit and wait patiently for us to get the message. She will eat the treats and scent anoint with the ultrasound gel, but she cannot remain in the position we need because it is just not part of her plan for the day. Lethargy rules! It is always amazing to see the effects of the now elevated hormone progesterone, which is responsible for the changes to a female’s body to support pregnancy. Mei is beginning to show maternal behaviors, such as cradling her Kong toy, licking and grooming her paws and nipples, and shredding bamboo. The keepers have added hay to her den for extra comfort.The 24-hour FONZ volunteer behavior watch began this morning. Of course, we don't know whether Mei is pregnant or not, but we have finalized our plans for all possibilities relating to the birth of a single cub or twins. We are lucky to have so much information from our colleagues in the U.S. and China to help us prepare for the birth. This time around, we can also plan with additional confidence based on the knowledge gained from Mei Xiang’s own maternal behavior and experience.Thanks again to hundreds of donors who are helping the Wolong Giant Panda Breeding Center recover from earthquake damage. We have received more than $56,000 and are grateful for your generosity. This fundraising initiative will end July 15, so if you have not yet made a contribution, please donate todayTIME WILL TELL
WE eaglet on the nest! They think other one is on the cam!
Our juvie is facing the launch pad again
One of the WE kids is home not. No one is sure which one it is. I just finished mowing my 4 acres.
Thanks, Sissy and Jo. Good to be home...long day. My SIL's father passed away last week...Funeral was down past Ft Meade...at 9am this morning. He was buried in Crownsville Military Cemetary...very beautiful grounds. Nice service at the funeral home and cemetary.
Thanks Mits. She certainly looks miserable alot, though. I remember that feeling. Bless her heart. Oh how I hope there is a baby in our future.
Hope you were on a riding lawn mower Red, and took lots of breaks.
had live feed off and on today Paula. Good when we can get it!
It was nice to find it on when I logged in...
Looks like Tiny in our nest
How many hours have you been out there, Red? I bet DEB has to get a bush hog to get through her mowing!!MITS You just could be on Panda Watch when this happens!!!If it happens! That is exciting!Lori captured a WE wing flying up on the cam.. Everyone is holding their breath hoping & praying that the GIRLS have come home...
Yes Paula, I have a John Deere rider and stopped once for lunch with a very special friend.
My Father-in-Law, Army Vet, and Mother-in-Law Navy Vet are both buried in that cemetery, Paula
That's a long day, Red.Eaglet stil standing at the launch pad...doesn't look in a hurry to be anywhere...Heading out to work in the garden...couldn't do it in the rain yesterday afternoon...BBIALW$%$&*@# Blogger Cop!
It's a beautiful place, isn't it Mits?
Jo, all the shifts are covered already for the next 2 weeks....you snooze, you lose....I have been catching up on the daily info they have been sending to us, but didn't get a chance to sign up....haven't even come close to reading the posts from the last 3 days....still doing laundry.
Takes 3 hours of mowing time JO. Then half hour to clean up. lol
yes Paula, it really is, very special.
Thanks, Mits, for the good update on Mei. Keeping fingers crossed!
Forgot to mention that I am at the dinner table.... BBL
Both WE girls are home! In their nest! With food!
Yeah. That is great news Jo.
Great Jo. What a relief.
Looks like Tiny took off almost an hour ago...Great to see both WE gals on the nest! YAY - and dinner is a bonus!!
SIL Father was an Air Force Vet
Great news about the WE babies.
Both eaglets still at WE. Good, they found their way home probably for a meal.Eaglet was on branch at LW nest. Our nest MT...But I'm getting TOO MANY grackles on our suet!!!!!her in "Magnolia Acres"! LOLI better eat dinner, might relieve the sillies!
Link to Kent Forum - Nest InfoGarry and Loraine have returned from vacation..... Cams are a server problem & they have reported it.
I'll be gone for a few hours....... BBL
FINALLY HAVE CAUGHT UP ON THE POSTS
MEI XIANG is doing fine, the cam operators have to get close up of her out-put, so they can go in and retrieve urine samples, to check on her hormones.....
still doing laundry...will be going home tomorrow, to do zoo on Wednesday, will not be taking lap-top, so will be off computer, Tuesday til Thursday, when I come back down on Thursday
osprey at BWO
Good Evening, Friends.And Good Night. As Sissy Says,"Slam Wore Out...."xo xo
Same here Magpie....calling it an early night...see ya'll later tomorrow...meetings in the morning...
So nice to be able to watch Mei all night:)...GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
I am happy to report that Mattie, Mopsy and I have made it home safe and sound. We have a really fun trip. Mattie and I did a lot of singing and goofing off. Getting ready to go to bed now. Good night and sweet eagle dreams
The days are very long when you can't get on the 'puter and chat and chase down our furry & feathered friends. I have been washing clothes and catching up on things that didn't get done last week. Dustin is still doing well and eating like there is no tomorrow. Once again, I get a chance to chat and everyone is headed for bed. So I guess I will do the same.GOOD NIGHT EVERYONESLEEP TIGHTPRAYERS
Glad you had a good time, Sharon and got home safely. Tell Mattie that the Capt. and Wanda said HI!
Good Morning Eagle Buddies.Empty Nest so far...expect to see one or two before I leave for work...(I hope)
Good morning all-juvie in the nest
Beautiful Buck Deer at PA. (there and not there....)Chimney Swifts making a racket...no parent there at the moment. Well, change that, chow just showed up..Both Finney Nests...sunny, beautiful, chicks being fed...they are getting big! Sailboats on the Ferry Boat Finneys...Solo in and out of the nest at Loch Lowes, Mom on the nest with chicks at Loch Garten..very windy !Hope this finds all well this morning....Oh, Guess What! Juvenile OUR Nest...just like that, I got my wish !xo xo
HI T-Bird - - WE have each other as witnesses....Beautiful day to you Early Bird !
If it were not for those orange talons, it would be hard to pick him out....
looks like rain in Sheperdstown Magpie
looks like juvie not satisfied with nest-rearranging-just like that gone :(
T-Bird: Eaglat is gone.....Aren't we lucky...to have seen him for a brief few moments !
YOU show up on the BLOG, and EAGLET shows up in the nest! You have the Magic Touch...I can't watch for long, busy day coming up at work....Glorious Day to you and All.xo
eaglet i mean-as you can tell magpie i can be a horrible speller
you have a great day too magpie-i believe it was you with the magic touch
Solo's nest is rocking in the wind...Chimeny Swifts: It's an Echo Chamber in there when they get to chirping.....they are really getting BIG FAST!
Just in case you don't have this site, T-Bird: Buck moving all around...marvelous...http://www.pixcontroller.com/WebCam/WebCam.htmxo Magpie xo
Howdy! No rain here or at the nest, a chilly 59° this morning. Have a great day! Gotta get to work.
thanks magpie-no i didn't have that site-you have a good day too floragirl
got to get ready to make some dough-i hope everyone makes a good day
Buck is gone right now but he will probably be back...Hope you get to see him !Bunch of females were there last night, then the Raccoons showd up.Boatloads of Sailboats at Finney over the Water nest...Gotta get ready for work now...back one time before I check out...
Hi and Bye FloralGirl..Catch you later T-Bird. Give Buddy some lovin' for me.
T-Bird: I call them EAGLAT Too, that's what the little tykes wrote in their letters to Buddy at Norfolk...I kinda like EAGLAT!
Wishes for a Safe and Happy Day to all...Off to work......xoxoxoxo
Good morning everyone!! MT nest this morning, see I missed the baby in the nest.
Baby in the nest.
Two of em.
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE...Thought I would hop on here before my House Guest wakes up and takes over.What a beautiful sight...two babies in our nest!
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