Monday, July 21, 2008

Monday

New week thread.

181 comments:

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Thank you Steven!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Eaglet in the nest!

Deb said...

Good Morning, Sharon, it is nice to see an eaglet this morning,

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Good morning, Sher and Deb. My still cam is a mess. Were there any eaglets yesterday?

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Haven't had a chance to look at yesterday's blog yet.

Deb said...

One eaglet in the afternoon and one adult last evening. I wish the picture would clear up, I have colorful squiggles.

normabyrd said...

WHOA!--WHOA!--I have been to H---L and back trying to get on!!---Did anyone else have trouble????---I felt like screaming----HELP!--I HAVE FALLEN & I CAN'T GET UP!!!---But I figured you all would just step over me!!----ho!

Costume Lady said...

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE...
It has been days since I have seen a Mountaineer in our nest...not a very good picture, but better than nothing.

Costume Lady said...

Norma! Now you know better than that.

Costume Lady said...

I haven't had trouble getting on here in a long time...except when Dustin has control of the mouse. LOL

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Normabyrd, I think we have more than enough people to help you up!! We all love you so good!!!!

Costume Lady said...

MEGAN...when you get up, I have a question. In the bouquet that Margy gave me, there is a small button-like yellow flower...would that be a Tansy? The bouquet is so pretty; it shouts "Countryside".

Costume Lady said...

I think my housemates are awake now...coffee time.

magpie said...

Ya' gotta be quick to catch WANDA -

Hi Everyone -

Yes - I think I DO SEE that mountaineer in the nest...

They know what we need don't they? An Eagle Fix !
Large Turkey Party at Pix PA

Good Day to All...

xo

magpie said...

Thank you Steven, for opening up the flood gates for a day's worth of fun and education...

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!---STEVEN---NCTC'S #1 PERSON FOR THE MOMSTERS!!!!!!---SHARON--DEB & SISSY!!!---CONGRATS!!---BLUEFIELD SHARON!!--You are our #1 EAGLE MOM today & every day!!!---THINK it will be another HOT HUMID JULY DAY!!!---slim chance of some rain---temp now 66° climbing into the 90s---here in WONDERFUL WILD WEST VIRGINIA!!----"HOME OF THE 3 MOUNTAINEERS----PLUS THEIR MAGNIFICENT PARENTS----LIBERTY & BELLE"----!---Birds are flying every where----such beautiful creatures!!!----what a wonderful world we live in!!----AN EAGLET in the nest!----Beautiful flowers blooming all around!!----LIFE IS GOOD!!----& STEVE---"LIVE" IS GOOD TOO!!---WHAT A GLORIOUS MONDAY----LOVE -- LAUGH--- DANCE--& CELEBRATE THIS GORGEOUS JULY DAY!!-----

magpie said...

Those colors in Pennsylvania, like something a painter could put together....

magpie said...

MEGAN: I can't say enough about these bouquets!

The large one - with the sunflowers - is going to be the nicest birthday present anyone ever got !

I've kept the zinnias for myself...
(shared a few with my lady neighbor...she loved them!)

xo

magpie said...

NORMA: You set the pace for a Glorious Day...Bet it's beautiful in wild wonderful Romney!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' WANDA--& MAGPIE!!----Want to hear all about your trip to the 'sacred grounds'---Did they SOAR?---Oh PAULA & I had so hoped they would!!

normabyrd said...

MAGPIE---You are a BEAUTIFUL GENEROUS PERSON!!!!----We all love you!!!

Red said...

Good morning everyone. What a nice day for everyone except Glo and Vicky. Lot of storms over Illinois. Eagle watching is getting sparse now. I'm gonna miss watching the antics of the eaglets. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

magpie said...

I'll be on with a little update, NORMA, got to attend to something here first....short answer: Yes, one soared overhead soon as I came out of the "Ladies Room Building" - and then two - if they were eaglets and not vultures - soared off in the distance for quite some time.

Everyone saw a bird in the nest mid-afternoon, and then late last night, just at dark, an ADULT made an appearance....Lovely !

xo Back in a Bit...

magpie said...

Good Morning Red - Always nice to "See" you...

NORMA: Remember what I always say:

"It's the Company I keep..."

normabyrd said...

Did anyone watch NATURE on PTV---last night?----GRIZZLIES & PEOPLE TOGETHER in YELLOWSTONE!!---I don't have an answer---I think I might vote for the GRIZZLIES!----We MUST find a way to live together!! -- ???

Ceil said...

Norma, we certainly would help you up. Need your morning commentaries to get us going. I am off to do many errands.

Deb said...

Now we have a nice clear nest picture, just when its empty.

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' RED EAGLE!!---GREAT to hear from you!!----You know our EAGLES stay in this area during the winter!---Try to come up in October---you should probably see them then!!!----

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Camera cleared up and have MT nest. Poop!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' CEIL!!---ENJOY!

normabyrd said...

awwww!!! SISSY!---That's the way the cookie crumbles!----ho!

normabyrd said...

HEY VICKY & GLO!!----Worrying about you two this am---RED says you all are having terrible weather!!---Pray that it changes soon!!!!

normabyrd said...

DEB!!---What's your weather like?-----I thought I noticed a storm in the bottom part of SD last night!!
Now we all want rain here!!---That's life----huh?----

Deb said...

Our news said lots of power failures in Des Moines, hitting Quad Cities now. I got rain all night last night, luckily missed the severe stuff. Sioux City got damage last night, though.

normabyrd said...

WOW!!---Those are 'VERY LARGE TURKEYS' in the PA WOODS!!

Deb said...

You must have telepathically sent me that question, Norma. We had warnings, but no damage at my place. We got a much needed rain.

normabyrd said...

DEB!---Wonderful you all missed the
really bad storms!!---Aren't they scary?---

Deb said...

I like the ones that are loud, but don't cause any damage. I like to watch the lightening light up the sky as long as it doesn't touch the ground. I was in a lightening storm in Cripple Creek, CO, once that was scary. We were too high in the sky for me.

paula eagleholic said...

Morning, eagle friends!

How is everyone on this fine summer day?

magpie said...

We're good Paula..not that you're here - work your Eagle Magic and bring us that bird back to the nest...

Nethy, Deshar and Parent feeding time at Loch Garten - nice sunny day there....

paula eagleholic said...

Deb - I've been to Cripple Creek! Neat place! Did you gamble while you were there?

normabyrd said...

Have any of you all been to ICELAND?---At our Fri. nite dinner---one woman's grandson & friend were visiting!!---Grandson works there now & his guest was born there!!----He was telling us about life in ICELAND & birds, etc.--So very interesting!!---Don't think I would want to live there---But would love to VISIT!!----

Deb said...

My mom's family is from Cripple Creek, Paula! I have been there a lot of times. I am not much of a gambler, I am not very lucky, so I have a set limit of $20.00 to lose-ha! The storm I was talking about was for a family reunion. My mom had 9 brothers and sisters all born at home in Cripple Creek.

magpie said...

The Day Care at NCTC - has a fine garden that the children are probably a big part of:

Several "teepees" with bean plants, and tomatoes trained on them, and beautiful flowers, including some Super Sunflowers!

Also, lots of the milkweed was going to seed pods, saw lots of Monarchs, and some Spicebush, plus a lot or sulpurs and white ones.
Thistle is going to seed too!
PAULA: Saw those red raspberries too, ate a few, and the Nightshade is still out...Deja Vu

Deb said...

I haven't been there, Norma. Maybe someday.

magpie said...

DEB: Knew you needed a good soaking rain..."Got What You Asked For." Just like us and the Mountaineers..

Do you to back to work today?

paula eagleholic said...

It's a beautiful area, Deb. The roads are a little hairy, tho!

normabyrd said...

DEB--I just reread & I think that's a bit 'eerie'--you answer my question before I finished asking it!!----NOW THAT'S SCARY!!!

Deb said...

No, I don't go back to work, maybe someday, right now I am enjoying life. I am off to see what I can find today. I am heading out to Lake Andes Wildlife Refuge, last time I was there I only got to go on one road and saw so much, now I have to go back and hit all the roads. BBL

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' PAULA!!---Be careful of DEB---she answers your question before you ask it!

paula eagleholic said...

Deb - I'm not lucky gambling either...that's the limit I set too!

Deb said...

I know, Norma, we must have been on the same wavelength. I am off to, hopefully see lots of fun things.

Deb said...

My sisters and I are all alike, hate to work hard for money and throw it away in a machine. I am too chicken to try card games. BYE

magpie said...

Three hobblets about to get fed, they are still pure white !

magpie said...

Reminds me of Christmas, all snowy like that...

MITS said...

GOOD MONDAY MORNING EVERYONE

MITS said...

computer is acting weird this a.m.

magpie said...

Morning Beach Bunny !

magpie said...

Morning Beach Bunny !

MITS said...

Mei is resting comfortably.

MITS said...

off to get more coffee...bbl

magpie said...

A Person is on the Flamingo CAm, putting out food I think...

magpie said...

Actually - gathering up weeds it looks like....

MITS said...

close, Magpie, got pj's on that say "beach baby"...shows a woman heading to the beach with all the paraphernalia, chairs umbrellas, etc.

normabyrd said...

WHOA MAGPIE!--Isn't 'NIGHTSHADE' poisonous????-----That's the way my grandmother planted her beans---never thought of it as a tepee?------I guess I don't have any imagination!!----ho!-----Did you get to explore NCTC---& did you get to go to 'THE TREE'?---Bet you thought you & died & were in heaven?????----WHAT A PLACE???

Red said...

A little bird just told me Glo Is without power. Quad cities got hit pretty bad with trees down all over. Glo is fine though. Just withough power.

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNIN'!!!---'BEACH BABY'---Have you told your husband---that you are referred to as 'BEACH BABY'!-------That's COOL!!----I would wear pjs with "beach witch" if that would get me there????
ENJOY--ENJOY!!!!!!----(don't you dare -- even think about---changing the first letter of that name)----remember i know what town you are living in now!!!---

magpie said...

Okay Red - Thanks to the Bird...and your report..tell the bird to say HELLO TO GLO for us...
It wouldn't be an EAGLE with the message would it ?

normabyrd said...

RED EAGLE----I remember DEB just said they were without power in the QUAD CITIES!!----I didn't put it all together!!!---Thanks!!

Mema Jo said...

All my eagle Buddies are chugging right along here this morning! 66 comments since 7am - WOW! I am so very happy to hear from all of you!
Now I need to take the time and see what you have been doing!

BRB

magpie said...

NORMABYRD:
I posted most of the Nest News Sunday starting around 12:30...
It was hot hot hot there, was about 90 minutes into the visit, took a Potty Break, came out with a prayer that I would see an Eagle so I could bring back a Happy Report to the Momsters and Dadsters, and then - overhead - a Wild One soaring, staying close so I could really see all its brilliance. Some of its wing feathers were almost transparent..made for a beautiful image...then it soared off out in the direction of the Guard Shack, and I could see two things soaring, could not tell for sure if they were Eaglets or Vultures, but I am pretty sure, Eaglets...just can't say for sure.

Got to Market in Shep-town in time to see Megan and grab up some terrific Posies....

I did make it to the Nest Tree...could not find any Turtle Shells! But Lots of sycamore bark pieces all rolled up like parchment scrolls!

And Yes, when I got there, I shouted in a dignified voice" Goooooooooo Eeeeeeeeeeeeeees !
Musta worked! You were in inspiration.

xo

magpie said...

Time to get rolling..gotta get some thank you cards in the mail, and then get ready to deliver these Birthday Posies, and try to get the Unknown Feather to Steve at NCTC -
Good Day, All, Prayers for Safety, and for all our Military and their Families.

xo TTFN XO

magpie said...

PS: JO - You Got Mail..

normabyrd said...

WHOA!!--MAGPIE----You forgot the R on the end!!---- GOOOOOOOO EEEEEERS!!!----ho!

Mema Jo said...

Just got off a web cam call from Germany gals! We had sent her a new one & now we can hear each other & see each other as plain as day!
Thank the good Lord for technology! Patrick also was able to get some calls through as they wait in Kuwait for transportation into Baghdad.

normabyrd said...

WHOA!!! JO!---REMEMBER--'LIVE' is GOOD FOR YOU!!----WONDERFUL NEWS!!

MITS said...

July 20

Mei Xiang’s urinary progestin concentrations have not fluctuated much in the past few days. It is unlikely that the luteal phase has concluded. We will continue to monitor for hormonal changes in samples collected over the coming days.

STILL A WAITING GAME

eagle-eyed sharon said...

I am kind of hoping we don't have a new stick of butter before Saturday at least. They close down the indoor exhibits if a baby is born, right?

MITS said...

WEATHER FOR NCTC NEST
This Afternoon
Mostly sunny. Highs 90 to 95...mid 80s in the higher terrain. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
» ZIP Code Detail
Tonight
Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 85 to 90. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
» ZIP Code Detail
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 80. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
» ZIP Code Detail
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.
AMEN:)

MITS said...

YES, SHARON, tighter than Fort Knox, so you would have to get there before 3 just to see Tai and Tian outside

Mema Jo said...

Checking out DC cams

Small otters out and about
Clouded leopards/fishing cats not to be found
Sloth bear on 2A
Flamingos - standing very still with heads down in a group
Ferret cam-adorable son lying over Mom
Panda Cam 1 - sleeping inside on floor
Panda Cam 2 - sleeping outside

Anne-Marie said...

Good Morning family, all is well this cool morning. We have a cool breeze coming off the coast and it is refreshing. I didnt turn the air on until 5:00 yesterday.

normabyrd said...

early lunch date---later!

Anne-Marie said...

I have legal things to take care of today and then to see my tax man. If it isnt one thing its another. Something wasnt reported right and I am being fined. I am not a happy camper. When it rains it pours.

Mema Jo said...

Good morning Anne


Blogger cop has been acting up!!

Mema Jo said...

Anne - the sunshine is going to start shinning for you very soon!

MITS said...

Annemarie.....good morning...I have a good tax man, but he does corporate taxes, only does one individual...ours

MITS said...

I got chores to do...cleaning up condo and packing for trip back home tomorrow..

Anne-Marie said...

Things will get better soon. Change isnt easy for me. Like my Diana says" being a grownup isnt fun".

Anne-Marie said...

Off with me and I had better get dressed. watering to be done and then of to find a notery(sp)

Mema Jo said...

I am off for some errands
Humidity isn't as bad today as yesterday. Best take advantage of it.

BBL

MITS said...

Sloth Bear Cam 1a, demo going on now:)

NatureNut said...

Great Good Day Everyone in Eagleland!!! Been checking email, reading blog since last5 night. We did get hard rain for a short time, but that was it, so a tad cooler this AM. Been outside flower gardening before it gets too hot.
Paula, hubby went to store this AM & DIDN'T get popsicles!!!!!Guess I'll be out later!!!

movin said...

GOOD MORNING, ALL......

67° and heading for a beautiful 81° in So Cal today.


C(°?°)3

Jim

Costume Lady said...

Loretta, I think I need to lend you my eagle cane...no popsicles...2 whacks on the butt!

Costume Lady said...

Sounds like a wonderful start to a new week, Jim. Do you live near the water?

Red said...

Jim, it sure sounds better than the 101 forcast for here today.

Costume Lady said...

I'm trying to post New Facials on a new blog...called POOP SHOOT FACIALS. I have two new ones...hope it works. If it does, thanks to PAULA for the suggestion!

MITS said...

UPDATE ON NATIONAL ZOO PANDA PAGE
July 19

Mei Xiang has been spending most of her time resting on the rock work in the exhibit's indoor enclosures. Over the past 24 hours, we saw two very short bouts of ano-genital licking. Mei spent a few minutes licking her paws and also briefly building a nest—dragging bamboo to the den and eating it.

During the day today, she slept while on exhibit. When she woke up, at about 2:30 p.m., she dragged some bamboo into her den for a minute. She seemed less alert today, however she continues to respond to staff and shift from one enclosure to another. Today, she also paw licked for a minute. Mei also interacted with an enrichment ball and ate a biscuit as well as a good amount of bamboo. She is doing a great job of confusing us!

Lolly said...

Good morning all! Or should I say good afternoon to you.

Got up and went to work in my flower garden at church. Had to water and pull a few weeds. Gotta do it early or die!

Babysitting again tomorrow. Laurel is taking Joseph to Six Flags. Jacob is staying here with us. He is too young for the rides. Joseph (7) LOVES the roller coasters.

Not much else going on. Just trying to stay cool. Expected 100 today! Yuk!

MITS said...

ZOO ATLANTA UPDATE ON LUN LUN
Panda updates













Monday, July 21
The last couple of days have been pretty exciting. Mei Lan has been quite playful. Last Monday she played for 30 minutes straight. Taking advantage of this, I put a lot of enrichment into the dayroom for her. She was having a blast running around the room with a green jolly ball in her mouth – throwing it up against a wall and chasing it. She also enjoyed knocking over a tub and bucket I had placed high up in the tree, and diving head first (with a somersault motion) into the hammock. She has definitely been a lot more active this past week, and it has been very enjoyable to watch! It’s hard to not stop what you’re doing and watch her when she is in the mood to play.

We have also been getting the building ready in case there is a panda cub. We have spent some time dusting off everything in the building, including the pipes that are on the ceiling. Within the next week or so, after much preparation and cleaning, we should have “the nursery” set up on one side of building.

This morning has already been eventful. JT and the vet staff performed an ultrasound on Lun Lun. Vet staff decided after not getting great pictures from the ultrasound last week, they would try again today early this morning, hoping they could get a better look. The vet was able to locate Lun’s uterus, but could not confirm anything. So there is nothing to report yet. We are still continuing to monitor her hormone levels by collecting urine samples.
Lynn Culver
Seasonal Keeper, Carnivores

Hedgie said...

Good afternoon everyone!
Had a real weeper this am: on The View they showed a video story (set to the Whitney Houston song "I Will Always Love You") showing story of two guys who bought a lion cub from Harrods many years ago to rescue him from a cramped cage. When he reached adulthood they released him in the wilds of Africa. MANY years later they located him with a pride; when he saw them he came running to them and jumped on them and hugged them and licked them and nuzzled them. Truly amazing..heart-string pulling. Have tried searching for an online link...no luck so far.

MITS said...

LYNN, Chrissy sent that out this a.m. on Momster mail....it has been around a long time, it is on "you tube"..I already deleted it, but I'm sure some still have it

eagle-eyed sharon said...

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=adYbFQFXG0U

MITS said...

Christian the Lion reunion

MITS said...

Take Sharon's, this you tube one does not have sound or captions, but you can go to snopes.com for the whole story

Hedgie said...

Thought for the day from Sam Keen in RD: "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." Sounds like a great excuse to me!!
Great AP news article today on the Braddock Bay Bird Observatory nw of Rochester,NY...they band about 10,000 birds there every year! IT is on a migratory route on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
It also talked about the US Bird Banding Laboratory in Patuxent,MD. 1.2 million birds are banded annually; about 85,000 are recovered yearly, either when found dead or recaptured. One guy involved with the NY banding said that a catbird he banded was found dead on an oil rig 200 mi. south of New Orleans, and a sandpiper was found on Devil's Island off the coast of New Guiana. Interesting stuff!!

Hedgie said...

Thank you all for the link!!! I don't know much about youtube...had never seen it before I hooked up with you great folks!!

NatureNut said...

Wanda, just came back in for lunch.
I have my GIANT hiking stick in back of car!!! I can use that!!!
Tee Hee

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Wow, that video of the lion with his family was one of the most spiritual sights I have ever seen.

MITS said...

UPDATE FROM BWO
Nest Update

07/21/08:
Important Note-
The Osprey Cam will go offline about mid-week so work can be done on the ground equipment and water impoundment area around the base of the cam.

We expect the cam to be offline for 2-3 weeks, and we'll update you on the progress.

Costume Lady said...

Lynn, I read that article about the Bird Observatory also. Very interesting, but no computer site where we can watch.

MITS said...

awwww, Mei Xiang is practicing her cradling with a toy bong

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Mits, I am watching her every move!! Bless her heart. I still have that National Geographic Magazine with her cradling Tai in it. So sweet!

Did you all know that my sister wants to be a panda?

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

I mean I really want to be a panda. My husband said he wanted a panda, so Sharon said I would turn into one, we would both get what we want!!

MITS said...

lol.....No Sharon, hadn't heard that;)

MITS said...

off to the sundeck for awhile.....later...

magpie said...

OUR nest looks empty except for some nice shadows..don't see where anyone has seen anything since early this morning...

I have rechecked my bird books, and the little finch family taking flying lessons is not purple finch, but house finch - rosy and similar, but more rosy and less purply.

magpie said...

Also, regarding popping in for a nest visit at NCTC - I talked with Mr. Chase (Steve, our Cam and new thread technician) - he recommends that if a Momster/Dadster would want to do that to give him a call and he will let security know in advance....I believe that I have been fortunate in the past (like for example, BEFORE becoming a Momster) due to the fact that I have worked with most of the officers that work as security guards in one way or another due to my working at 9-1-1... So just a HEADS UP for official purposes, something to keep in mind. It is a US Government site so it makes good sense that they have to use secure methods to do what they do.
Good for us, and GOOD FOR THE EAGLES !!

I'll repost this later on for the Evening Shift....

PS - No, I did not see any Eagles when I was there...it was just a very short stop at the gate and a phone call visit with Steve. He says he does see our "Gratitude Messages" on the Blog and appreciates it...

xo

magpie said...

Ferry Boat just now going/went right to left at that site,
Nethy and Deshar both back in the nest at Loch Garten, and
Hobby Mom up close and personal!

Nap time soon, back on later.

PS: The birthday flower bouquet was a BIG HIT! It was for my grandson's OTHER GRANDMA ( he actually has three, one paternal, one maternal, and one maternal step-Grandma, that's ME.)

The More the Merrier....

Love to all, enjoyed all your comments and news thus far....

xo

magpie said...

COSTUME LADY AND MEMA JO:
I heard all these people on that Ferry hollering for you as it went by....

magpie said...

COSTUME LADY!! - Those last two poop shoots of Megan and Me are OUTTA SIGHT! Thanks - - YOU are TOO MUCH !

xo xo xo

magpie said...

....Duh, Poop Shoot FACIALS, that is..

See? It happens to all of us!

movin said...

I'm kinda out of it today as far as the blog goes, but I wanted to thank Eagle-eyed Sharon for the great video clip on Christian.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

magpie said...

SHARON: Me too, thanks, it is beautiful, thanks for adding this to our day....

xo

Red said...

I've seen the lion video several times lately. Glo had it on her blog recently and I still cry with joy when I see it.

Mema Jo said...

Magpie --- I am waiting for that sailboat I saw the other day !

magpie said...

Yes, RED - Those are some happy folks: The two guys and the Lion...I guess they were getting "Lion Hugs," and then the Missus meets the family too..

magpie said...

Just remember, JO, Sunday surely seems to be Sailboat Day !!

Snoozaroo time...

Back Later..

movin said...

ZZ is playing aloft in her hammock now at the SD Zoo.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Mema Jo said...

The Hobby mom is so beautiful & the 3 chicks are so darn cute! They remind me of the baby hawks. And no, I have not watched any of the feedings but their forum says that mom is like Lib & Belle and make sure all 3 get fed...

Mema Jo said...

JIM Thanks! I so enjoyed the
PPS show from your teen days friend.

Each saying had so much meaning.


I am forwarding it to you Magpie..

Hedgie said...

Looks like my skull is still position!
Wanda, found the website for the banding group, but no cams.
www.bbbo.org
Lots of interesting stuff!
Here's the link to the news article for those who haven't seen it:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/20/MNN011PE0C.DTL&type=science

Will try to send article via Yahoo, too!

Mema Jo said...

I hope Suzanne had a good day today and is home now with Gypsy and all her other feline friends. Miss Her!

Mema Jo said...

Well, I need to get myself moving.
I am going to see the family members of my very dear long time friend who passed on to a very peaceful place.
We can remember families in our prayers but I know that it means so much to see them and get that hug of sorrow/joy all in one!

I'll be back later on. Peace

movin said...

I'm not 100% sure Suzanne was at work today, Mema Jo, are you?

I didn't get any email and she didn't answer my email...which was kinda late for sure.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Hedgie said...

Jo, so sorry you have lost your dear friend. Hugs.

movin said...

Same game at WE... A fish was delivered, the bigger one grabbed it, and I think she ate the whole thing.

Last night, though, Surprise used a different technique to get under her sister and grab at least part of the fish. And she's getting a lot more aggressive about grabbing it herself since they fledged. Got tired of going to sleep hungry, I guess.

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Ceil said...

Jim, I e-mailed a good morning to Suzanne today and did not get an answer. Will try tomorrow.

MITS said...

I didn't hear from Suzanne either this a.m., which is unusual

MITS said...

Sorry, Margy, thought you knew about the heads-up;)

paula eagleholic said...

Evening, all!

Blogging from home, internet at work went down...might be back up tomorrow...

Nest is MT and RP is down...off to get some chore done...

I'll have to catch up later this evening...

paula eagleholic said...

Gotta go cook the chicken on the grill...still an MT nest!

paula eagleholic said...

Chicken is done...got the watering done too, almost!

Dinnertime here. Wonder what our Juvies ate today?

magpie said...

I was down in Shepherdstown early afternoon and came along the river for awhile, "down from the nest" - hoping to see a swooper, saw a bunch of Canada Geese on the water and a few boaters...

Was too "chicken" to go to Dam 4 by myself...

Getting ready to go show a friend the ISS in a bit, skies look GREAT here for it - she was looking but missed it last night..

Grilled Chicken....aaaaah!

paula eagleholic said...

Rats, I missed the ISS.

Grilled Teriyaki chicken!

paula eagleholic said...

Jo, so sorry about your friend.

(((HUGS)))

paula eagleholic said...

Oh WOW, ISS comes through at 9:24 from the WSW...I was looking at last nights time....should be good viewing here - there is also another satelite, just as bright at 10:10...only half as fast, however.

Ceil said...

I'm pretty sure I saw the ISS. I was in my back yard. Saw a few planes but then saw it. I also got a baby preying mantis climbing up my wall. So I took a leaf and it got on and I put it the garden. We get them quite often.

Mema Jo said...

Home again..... Doesn't sound as though anyone saw any visitors to our nest. Tomorrow is another day!
That nest probably smells like decaying fish anyhow so I don't blame them for staying up in the trees and down by the river.

Hope you saw the ISS... I really forgot to look tonight.

This evening went well and thank you all for your concerns. Hugs really do help!

Ceil said...

Glad things went well Jo. I am calling it a night today has been busy.

Ceil said...

Computer is really acting up also. Cuts things off goes running on. Just want to say pleasant dreams to all.

magpie said...

ISS looked good here in Martinsburg too...Cool we can be miles apart and see the very same thing at the same time...friend liked it too..got home 7 minutes too late to read about the other one...
looks like "Lacrosse 3" comes through in the morning just around 5:06 ...I will be up for that, might have a look...back to work Tuesday after a five-day hiatus!

Good Night, All, Take Care and Prayers.

xo

MITS said...

GOODNIGHT EVERYONE

NatureNut said...

Finally got to the store after dinner for popsicles!!!Been watching Jon & Kate.
Checked VA Wildlife & no new news on Buddy--that poor little sweetie.
Maybe I'll see some kind of birds at Park tomorrow!! Now I sometimes wish the leaves were off the trees!
For all hitting the hay, Pleasant Feather Dreams ;>))

paula eagleholic said...

Heading to bed early...hopefully see ya tomorrow if the internet is working at work!

paula eagleholic said...

Enjoy your popsicles, Nature!

What flavors did you get?

Mema Jo said...

Calling it a day!

Loretta - we didn't see one feather of our kids today! Hope you have some luck tomorrow & hope the wrens are keeping you busy with watching them.

Good Night Everyone Anywhere
Peace to you & yours
Prayers for all our needs being said

Costume Lady said...

Good Evening ladies...
I now have the 'puter all to myself. My houseguest decided it was time to go home. He found out that his Step-Dad and Karla are building a deck around their pond and he want's to help. Had to instruct them that Dustin is not allowed to spend very much time in the sun or heat and no strenuous work...as if they didn't know! I feel like my job isn't finished. He'll probably want to come back in a few days. I know I'm going to miss him.

magpie said...

Hi Wanda,
I'm still up...always say Good Night a few times, you know.
Well, it will be different without the "little one" around...it is an awesome feeling to be part of someone's growth and care, and I am sure he will miss you too.
What does he call you, like Grandma or Grammy for example?

xo

Hedgie said...

Hi Wanda and Margy!
Storm getting closer...sounds like Norma probably already got it in her area. Shutting down just in case! Wanda, don't think Dustin should be outdoors at all in this heat. Make him come back to be under Grandma's wing!!
Have a peaceful day at work tomorrow, Marg!
Pleasant dreams, all fowl friends.
Hey, Jim, loved the video!!

Deb said...

It has been a long day, talk to everyone tomorrow.

Margy, I saw a yellow-headed blackbird today. Too tired to post picture tonight.

Costume Lady said...

Hi, Margy. Dustin calls me Grandma and Gene is Granddaddy. Other two grandchildren called me Grandma Tiger...ALL THE TIME. You should have seen the looks we got in the stores when someone heard me called that...like they thought we came from a foreign country.LOL

Lynn, you are right about Dustin going outside. I only let him out in the morning to get the newspaper and afternoon for mail.

Costume Lady said...

Went to Birthday Party for my Granddaughter in Berryville, Va. this evening and Karla, once again made a wonderful buffet supper for the whole Moose Lodge. Everyone there gave her a card with money in it. She really had a nice little bundle of cash. She is 23. So hard for me to believe.
Karla is Lounge Manager and Secretary of the Moose and often has parties for friends and family there. She loves to entertain and is very good at it.

Costume Lady said...

OK, I'm going to join the rest of you and call it a day. TTYT

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
SLEEP TIGHT
PRAYERS

magpie said...

Yup - me too, can hear the rumbling of thunder...gotta hit the sack, 5 o'clock rolls around early..
DEB - - Cool, about the yellow-headed b-bird. I'll be watching for it!
HEDGIE - enjoyed the story about bird-banding, imagine: all volunteers
WANDA - Night night Grandma Tiger.

Hello and Bye to anyone else that jumps on here before morning "light."
xo

Costume Lady said...

I think I need to clarify why I was called Grandma Tiger. Gene has called me Tiger for many, many years and they thought that was what they should call me.
Nite, Nite.

Floralgirl said...

Wow- missed everybody...long hot day. Magpie, thanks for all the kind words about my flowers. Wanda- the yellow button like flowers are indeed tansy. Saw the the latest facial- made me hungry...Looks like most of the rain will go below us here, just light showers headed at us. Off to catch some zzz's..

movin said...

Boy, I don't know what's happening with the Time Warner Internet Service today.

It was great this A.M. with near max speeds download and upload, but something went horribly wrong this afternoon, and it continues this evening with speeds that are barely above dial-up.

And the tech help dept. has gone offshore since last I called. The lines are the worst, and it sounds like a boiler room in the background. They ran me in circles to 4 different tech "levels" and never solved the problem. I couldn't easily understand their accent, and to top that for our American customers, 3 of the 4 were chewing large wads of gum from the sound of things....

Can you pray for tech help advances?? Or a faster Internet cable??


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Well, Good Night, everyone.

Looking forward to a better (maybe faster) tomorrow.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

magpie said...

Good Morning Eagle Buds...daybreak is making it easier to see OUR nest, so now to watch and wait for the Mountaineers.

The buck deer is hanging around at PIX.

Did get up early enough to see "Lacrosse 3". It went in almost the exact opposite path as ISS last night, from N NW - almost due South. Needed binocs to see it good...(due to approaching daylight here) - it is about 1/3 as bright as ISS was, but traveled soundlessly in the same fashion...
It will be out again Wednesday morning so I will get another look.

magpie said...

Heard my first Katydids last night.
Beautiful sound, but reminds that Fall is approaching, makes me sad for school kids and teachers...

T-Bird said...

good morning magpie and all my other fine eagle friends

T-Bird said...

hope to see some mountaineers today!?

magpie said...

Watching the Hooded Crow at Ferry Boat Finney's -
and heard a real plaintiff sound at Loch Lowe's - Solo was on the nest earlier, it sounded kinda like a Canada Goose, but more like some kind of something else...
A Swan maybe? Didn't sound like hawk or owl...
Hobblets got one feeding already.

magpie said...

No running water here for some reason, went off right after I got up, but not before I got water in the coffee pot and brushed the teeth and all..guess I'll find out when I get to work what THAT is all about...NO Mountaineers yet..

magpie said...

Hi T-Bird! Sorry I took awhile to give you a Morning Greeting, computer all slowed up, got too many cams open already maybe...

Time to get ready to return to work...

Hope you have a good day. Nice sharing the early morning with you..
xo

T-Bird said...

Hope your water comes on soon Magpie. That reminds me of McDowell Co., where I used to work. We were constantly going without water there in the summer. Northfork, the town I worked in didn't have a big enough tank. Anyhoo-got to get ready to make some dough. Hope all make a good day-I will do my best. :)

T-Bird said...

magpie-i don't see how you keep up with'em all

magpie said...

Well, off to work. I leave you one EMPTY nest, but I will be singing 'Goooooo Eeeeeeers' all the way to work.
Have a Good Safe Day all

Time to make like a pea and split.

xoxo

Red said...

New thread is up now. Y'all come on over.

First pic of royal couple thread