Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday

Start of the new week thread.

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magpie said...

Thank You for the New Thread, Steve, and Good Day to You.

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!---Thanks STEVEN!---CONGRATS! MAGPIE--You are our #1 EAGLE MOM today & every day!! ---It is going to be a GORGEOUS day---sunny skies-- highs in lower 80s to lower 90s---Two rabbits this am--lots of birds & MEGAN--little hummers are buzzin' around!!----temp is 57° here in WV---"HOME OF BELLE & LIBERTY---PLUS 3 MOUNTAINEER EAGLETS---(which may have fledged)"----Wish they would return just ONE more time!!---Pray they are SOARING HIGH----They have been such a JOY!!---REMEMBER STEVEN---"LIVE" IS GOOD!---HEY! LET'S ALL LAUGH-- LOVE & BE HAPPY!----LIFE IS GOOD!!-----CELEBRATE!!!

MITS said...

GOOD MONDAY A.M. EVERYONE

magpie said...

GOOD MORNING NORMA !!!
Thanks for the Pep, and Cheerful Greeting...

GOOD MORNING MITS...
- AND - EVERYONE ELSE AS THEY START SHOWING UP...

SEEMS LIKE PERFECT EAGLE WEATHER DOESN'T IT?

Floralgirl said...

Morning:) Hello Norma and Magpie- it is a gorgeous morning, and it's going to be a nice summer day. Low humidity..phew..
The hummers are crazy this am, Norma, just changed the food in all the feeders, I've been out in the gardens cutting flowers and they are flying all around me.
Back outside:) enjoy the day!

Floralgirl said...

And hello Mits:)

Floralgirl said...

THE LIVE FEED IS UP Thanks Steve!

Floralgirl said...

Keep in mind it is often a psychedelic pic, but it is running-later..

normabyrd said...

MAGPIE!!---Do you have today off??-

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' HELEN & MEGAN!---I have so happy to watch the hummers!!---Two feeders up & they only go to one!!-----???

love low humidity!!!----

MITS said...

off for coffee and dolphin watching...bbs....BTW 4 Giant Panda Cubs were born over the weekend at the Chengdu breeding center in China, one set of twins, mother and cubs doing fine:)

MITS said...

too bad, Sharon is not at the zoo now....Tai is up close to the window

magpie said...

FLORALGIRL: Sounds good...
Hope it's a great outdoorsy kind of day for you.

THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP ON LIVE FEED, MINE IS UP TO.

YAY - NEW LIFE IN CHINA! THANKS MITS.

NORMA - Yes, off today, back to the grind Tues-Wed-Thus-Fri

and by the way, Blogger Cop is awake too!

xoxo

magpie said...

I think the Eagle Camera needs some coffee too...or maybe it has already had too much !

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Good Morning all great Eagle friends. I went yesterday to see
how my eagles were doing and found
one of the eaglets sitting on the
boat,I have a photo of it.All
three young and one adult were at
the lake.I will post photos later
when i have time.

Have a great day
Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

magpie said...

floralgirl: Some of us "old-timers" are from the psychedelic era, so we feel right at home!

magpie said...

Sounds Great, INDIANA DAVE, now if I can just figure out how to open up ALL your pictures I'll be all set.
Good to "See You" this morning.

normabyrd said...

T-BIRD is the earliest of the EARLY this am!!!---Bet BLUEFIELD SHARON is still snoozing!---Little girl has had a BIG WEEKEND!!----Bet she had a BALL!!---waiting to hear all about it!!!!

MITS said...

Sharon is on her way back to Bluefield this a.m., was going to leave around 8:00 a.m., she was posting all weekend, Norma. She saw the pandas, and Jon's recital at the Basilica, went great.

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING INDIANA DAVE!!!---That is just WONDERFUL!!---Can't imagine seeing an EAGLET that close!!----COOL!!----SUZANNE SAID TO GIVE YOU HER BEST!!-----Must check out your pics!!---Take care!

magpie said...

Turkey party in PA - just saw a nice doe at the salt like too but it has moved on.

normabyrd said...

Thanks HELEN!!---I thought she went back home yesterday!!----Thought that going back yesterday would be very--very tiring!!---Know she had fun!!!!---Have you rested up?----

MITS said...

not yet, Norma, they M&M girls really put us thru our paces.....but, they are really nice babies....Maggie will be 2 on August 9th.....where does the time go?

normabyrd said...

Still see 1 turkey at the PA site!!----MAGPIE---last fall SUZANNE & I watched the MALES 'TOMS' really strut their stuff!!---All the FEATHERS --They are really AWESOME to watch!!---

Ceil said...

Good morning all. Great to hear about the new panda cubs in China. Was pleasantly tired last night. Maggie & Molly are so much fun.

magpie said...

Norma -
Earlier in the Spring I saw quite a lot of that too....managed to save some to my computer ...it is awesome !! To see a Gobbler in Strut is a highpoint, and to hear one gobble, that makes your heart skip a beat !!

normabyrd said...

I just read that several of you had just watched ANIMAL PLANET---I watch that channel often---Sun. afternoon is usually great!!---They really have such educational shows!!---I love watching---very interesting---(makes me wish I were young & could go into that work)---HARD WORK!!!

MITS said...

I was Channel surfing last night, and happened to run across the show about the rescue of the eaglets....good stuff

normabyrd said...

You are right MAGPIE---They have a SPRING HUNTING season!!!----that's the last one we saw!!----Isn't it cool---the hens pretend to ignore them!!-----ho!

MITS said...

Beijing -- Four giant panda cubs were born within 14 hours at a breeding centre in southwest China, a mini baby boom for the rare animals, Xinhua News Agency reported yesterday.

The births began Saturday at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre when 9-year-old Qiyuan (Magic Luck), gave birth to female twins. Saturday evening, eight-year-old Chenggong (Success) gave birth to a cub, followed by eight-year-old Zhuzhu (Pearl) who delivered yesterday.

YEAH!!!!

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING CEIL!!---Do you think M&M are tired too----after a day of fun with you all???----They are adorable!!!

glo said...

Good Morning everyone. Just wanted to say Hi and how nice it is to have all those things we have come to depend on in life :). I finally got my phone back Saturday night and worked yesterday. Today now feels so much more normal.

So got any storms in your life right now? Most of us do form time to time. I hope its not a Derecho. I had never heard of such a thing before last monday Morning. Anyway here is a link to the story and video I made from the storm if you would like to see where I have been. West Virginia actually did have one of these back in the 90's. Saw it on on eof the links I have posted.
Its a Derecho

I have actually decided to walk on through the wind and the rain. I have missed all of you......well almost all....Just kidding where is my wet noodle.

normabyrd said...

NAP TIME at the NZOO!!---The 'LITTLE PRINCE is asleep on his GRATE!!----looks like he is smiling---ho!----MEI is asleep inside on the rocks!!!----

magpie said...

Looks like our EAGLE CAM has gotten some of its Shake Rattle and Roll out of its system...

OH GLO! SO NICE TO "SEE YOU."

XO

MITS said...

Tai sleeps like his Dad, Tian....with his mouth open, Norma

movin said...

+GOOD MORNING, MONDAY BIRDERS!!

+Did you notice the Frodocam site is opening for the season?

It's midnight now there, but there's a pic of Frieda from today and a little piece by John on the new season.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

glo said...

TY Magpie. Ya know after the storm as people cam eout of their homes to walk the street and check on their neighbors etc that Its "So nice to see you" was on the hearts and lips of many many folks who rarely have time to see or speak to each other. It was a very good thing!!!

MITS said...

Mei is doing alot of paw licking this a.m.

MITS said...

yes, Jim we knew....posted it last week.

movin said...

+Good to see you back on the blog, Glo.

You even have your electrical a telephone services up again! That's wonderful.

Did you lose much food in the frig? Somebody, somewhere, mentioned spoiled food from the power being down, so I wondered about you guys.



C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

magpie said...

You narrative, GLO, is profound, and your account of the sadness, fellowship, hard work and glory that accompanied this unbelievable event, is something most of us have never experienced. How is Dexter, and could you take him to the Shelter? I am halfway through the video but computer shut down in the middle of it. Your friends kept us posted on your doings, but we are so glad to have you with us "up close and personal" now.
God Bless You and all that you have been through.
Love, Magpie xoxo

movin said...

Yes, I know you posted it last week, Mits.

But there are new developments on the Frodo site today, which are the subject of my post this morning.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

MITS said...

Well, they never really left, but Brisbane’s internationally famous peregrine falcons, Frodo and Frieda, are preparing for another breeding season high above Brisbane’s CBD.
These urban wild things have won loyal followers around the world through our Frodocam, which has captured live pictures and video of the predators’ intimate lives.

If you have any questions about Frodocam or about falcons, you can use the field below - if I can’t answer them, Brisbane’s top raptor expert Greg Czechura from the Queensland Museum, will be able to.

Meanwhile, see if you can catch them in live pics on the Frodocam site.

Deb said...

Good morning, everyone. Glo, interesting recount of your storm. Helen, glad you all had a good time with the M&M girls.

MITS said...

DEB, IT WAS A FUN WEEKEND....HOW WAS YOURS????

glo said...

Jim Yes Jim all the food that needed any kind of refrig is gone in my house. In fact I am headed out to shop this morning. Time to restock. Grocery stores in my area did not come back stocked until Fri morning. I was a little leary of the truck refrigeration and knew I could eat fresh and canned stuff for a couple more days til I could restock. Click the link and see the story. They have even set up bins aroudn the area for folks to put the spoiled food so as not to have to keep them on your property til trash day. Too hot and smelly etc etc :(.

TY for your kind words Magpie It is one of those life changing experiences for sure. Dexter is right here beside me and YES he goes to the shelter with me each time. It was pretty hot for him a few days and I wet him down. He then smelled like a wet dog. He has since had a bath though LOL and the kids always love to see him either way. He has managed to also make friends with several adults too though.

glo said...

Speaking of Freida and Frodo...remeber the year we watched her roll the egg back to her nesting area. Last year was not such a good year for them either as I remember. I do hope its a good season for our feathered friends this year. I must admit I have decided to be blogging again and reading some of your accounts. I have not at all decided if I will be watching the cams near as closely though. I can get so very attached to a critter I have never even touched. Not Megan's snakes though ARGH!!! Have no clue how she deals with that as well as she does

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' GLO!!---So HAPPY to hear from you!!!----I watched your video----My! Oh! My!!----I can't imagine how horrible that must have been & still is---DERECHO!!---I am not familiar with that word---but I 'GOOGLED' it!!----My prayers are with you & I hope your CUMBERLAND friend is doing well!!--GOD BLESS-----Take care!

Deb said...

Yes, I had a good weekend, Helen. I got to mow!! I am getting ready to head out to the Black Hills to the Sturgis Bike Rally. The motorcycle traffic started picking up last week already. They think attendance will be down due to gas prices, but I have sure seen a lot already. Official opening isn't until Sunday, but it has become about a 3 week long event. This will actually be my first trip to the Rally.

MITS said...

We have Bike Week in Ocean City every September.....tons of bikers come in and we love having them, generates lots of income for the city

glo said...

Norma Actually the first picture on the video is the tree down in their My Cumberland friends front yard. You bet it scared me as it was happening and then to look out and see their tree down. They have several trees on the far side of their house as well. Got Dex on a leash and across the street I went to check on them first. That was the only damage they had though.

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' MOVIN'JIM--& DEB!!---WHOA! JIM---You are going to be an early riser yet!!---ho!---Thanks for mentioning FRIDO & FRIEDA!!---She has such BEAUTIFUL eyes!!!---

MITS said...

This Afternoon
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
» ZIP Code Detail
Tonight
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. West winds around 5 mph.
» ZIP Code Detail
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds around 5 mph in the evening...becoming light and variable.
Wednesday
Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
WEATHER FOR NCTC NEST....LOOKS NICE....AMEN

paula eagleholic said...

Morning, all!

Happy Monday!

Computers are working here...and the live feed is up. It's gonna be a good day!

MITS said...

GOOD NEWS, PAULA......you have mail:)

paula eagleholic said...

I guess I shouldn't have said anything...live feed went down.

magpie said...

GLO- I will spend much time viewing all the information again, and will I find a photo of Dexter somewhere on your page?
Gotta run out for several hours, but have this to look forward to when I come back.

Take Care and Safe Day to all.

xo

magpie said...

At 9-1-1 we have a thing, where if someone says " It's kinda quiet in here," we practically get shooshed out the door, because things tend to change RIGHT AFTER that statement is made.

So I see what you mean, PAULA...

normabyrd said...

When a person go goes through some thing like a 'derecho'---feel sure that experience has to change one's way of looking at life----
Wishing good thoughts ----

normabyrd said...

WHOA PAULA!!----UNDO the thing that you do when you sign on!!---My LIVE is gone too!!!

Deb said...

Sturgis Bike Rally Information:

The city of Sturgis does, however, use five statistics to gauge the size of the rally:

* The number of temporary vendor licenses

* Sales-tax revenue receipts

* Tons of garbage hauled

* South Dakota Department of Transportation traffic counts

* Motorcycle counts from Mount Rushmore.

The bottom line, LaRue said, is that somewhere in the neighborhood of half a million bikers attend the rally.

normabyrd said...

DEB!---Sounds like fun!!---Do you ride?-----WOW!--Are you going to enter the wet t-shirt contest--???(kiddin')----Looks like this is a REALLY BIG THING!!----Have fun -- ENJOY!!

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Good morning Photos have been
posted,The eaglet on the boat

Deb said...

No, Norma, I don't ride, I just want to see it. One year on my way to work I counted motorcycles on the 30 mile stretch of I29 that I traveled and my high count was 225. It is quite amazing when you see them all coming and going, I can't imagine what it will be like to be in the middle of them all.

normabyrd said...

ATLANTA ZOO has made rearrangements of their building for the birth of a new cub!!----Wouldn't it be great---A NEW CUB at both the ATLANTA & THE NZOO!!---
BEAUTIFUL LITTLE "BUTA BUTA" is asleep in the day room---with bamboo scattered all around!!

Deb said...

Nice shots, Dave.

paula eagleholic said...

I sent Steve an email :):)

normabyrd said...

OH YEAH!---DEB---I looked it up & WOW---It must be a BLAST!!!---you will enjoy!---but buy a t-shirt---you don't have to get it wet!!! but if you do send a pic!!----ho!--

(just thought i should go up town & flag a motorcycle person & ride as far as mt rushmore)

MITS said...

Deb, we do the old fashion FLUSH COUNT here in OC

MITS said...

IT IS SOOOOO HAZY here, can't see the beach!

Ceil said...

I would like to see that Norma. You on the back of a motorcycle. LOL

MITS said...

yes.....what a sight that would be...tee hee!

MITS said...

Little Momma on a hog!

Ceil said...

It does not look like a good beach day.

MITS said...

think the sun will burn off the haze, but so weird, not to be able to see people, and know that they are there.

normabyrd said...

CEIL---I could put my hair in a pony tail---let it blow in the wind!---ho!----

glo said...

LOL Norma You are such fun. Ride safely and wear that helmet.....those things tend to tip over the first couple of times. Got side tracked by a phone call, lOL whihc is actually a good thing ...lost my heavy duty glue I was trying to put my favorite bird feeder back together with argh...I swear it was in my hand just a minute ago. Now I am off to the grocery store. I will add that glue to my list.

Hedgie said...
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Floralgirl said...

WHat??!! Norma is hitchhiking in a wet t-shirt??

normabyrd said...

HELEN---This is the kind of day when you can really get burned!!---Put on lots of stuff -- if you go out!!

MITS said...

you got that right, Lynne, we get them quite frequently in the Baltimore/DC area.....

Mema Jo said...

Good Late Morning!
Going to take me quite a while to get caught up with you! I started over an hour ago but did take time out for call from Germany!

Still have more to read..........

BBL

MITS said...

roflmbo...now that would be a pic to remember......Hey, BIKER BABE, NORMA, SENDING YOU A PIC OF YOURSELF ON A BIKE! You got mail!

Hedgie said...

Good morning eagle lovers!
Glo, your information about the Derecho was very interesting. Straight line winds are not uncommon in the mid-Atlantic region, but never heard that term before. Your narrative was great. Thank goodness you "walked through the storm" and survived!!
Great panda news from China.
Hey, Dave...looking forward to pics!

normabyrd said...

MEGAN!--MEGAN!! -- You have me confused with DEB!!!---She is going to the STURGIS BIKE RALLY in SD!!!!----I suggested she might enter the 'wet t-shirt' contest!

MITS said...

you are correct, Norma.....people think they are protected from the haze, but if you put ptotection on, you can get a nice tan....don't know if I will even go out today.....got some things to do around the condo.

Deb said...

A couple of years ago, she could have ridden in in body paint and nothing else. That was quite the year. Families with kids had to do some explaining and eye covering. Things calmed down after lots of arrests for public indecency. At least in town, the bike camps are another story from what I hear.

paula eagleholic said...

Sent by the WCV at 11 pm

Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Update
8 p.m. July 27, 2008

This report was filed by Dr. Natalie Hall:

The eagle has continued to do well today. He is eating his chopped mice
bits on his own with no assistance. He will not be able to tear his own
food up until his beak deviation is fully corrected, so until then we
will continue to cut his food up for him. He has also been trying out
some different perching spots in his enclosure today and continues to
remain active.

Tomorrow he will be re-evaluated during "outdoor rounds". Once we have determined he is stable and strong again, we can again approach correcting the beak deviation. In the meantime he appears to be very content in his new enclosure.

normabyrd said...

HELEN --- Send it to DEB!!---

MITS said...

good old Buddy, what a "miracle"

Floralgirl said...

So sorry Norma..my mistake- bet you are making your mt rushmore or bust sign.. make sure you cut the sleeves off the t-shirt..


Glo- I just watched your video- wow- so glad you are okay.

Hello all:) bye all:) off to work.

MITS said...

Potatoes
A Girl Potato and Boy Potato
had eyes for each other,
and finally they got married,
and had a little sweet potato,
which they called 'Yam.'

Of course,
they wanted the best for Yam.
When it was time,
they told her about
the facts of life.

They warned her about
going out
and getting half-baked,
so she wouldn't get
accidentally mashed,
and get a bad name
for herself like
'Hot Potato,'
and end up with a bunch
of Tater Tots

Yam said not to worry,
no Spud would get her
into the sack and make
a rotten potato out of her!

But on the other hand
she wouldn't stay home
and become a
Couch Potato either.

She would get plenty
of exercise so as not
to be skinny like her
Shoestring cousins.

When she went off to Europe,
Mr and Mrs. Potato
told Yam to watch out
for the hard-boiled guys
from Ireland.

And the greasy guys
from France called
the French Fries.
And when she went out west,
to watch out for the Indians
so she wouldn't get scalloped.

Yam said she would stay
on the straight and narrow
and wouldn't associate
with those high class
Yukon Golds, or the ones
from the other side
of the tracks who advertise
their trade on all
the trucks that say,
'Frito Lay.'

Mr. and Mrs Potato sent
Yam to Idaho P.U.
(that's Potato University)
so that when she graduated
she'd really be in the Chips

But in spite of all they did
for her, one-day Yam
came home and announced
she was going to marry
Tom Brokaw.

Tom Brokaw!

Mr. and Mrs. Potato
were very upset.

They told Yam she couldn't
possibly marry Tom Brokaw
because he's just......

Are you ready for this?


Are you sure?

*
*
OK! Here it is!

*
*
*
*
A COMMONTATER

WAS SENT TO ME BY MY FRIEND WHO WORKS AT OUR CHURCH, ONE OF OUR NUNS SENT IT TO HERE:)

normabyrd said...

DEB--Was that back in the days MAGPIE mentioned earlier--- the psychedelic area!!---ho!

Deb said...

Not that far back, Norma, I think like 4-5 years ago. There are web cams, not much happening yet, it is 9:41 AM in Sturgis:

Sturgisweb cam

normabyrd said...

Now that's COOL!!---He is from SD-----Did you know that!!---we talked about that yesterday!!!

Ceil said...

Funny potato joke, Helen.

MITS said...

YES, NORMA, did no that:)

glo said...

Yes Hedgie Actually its not just the straight line winds as we get them lots too with severe storms. Its hard to explain the definition is something like this

Thus, to qualify as a "derecho" the series of microbursts and downbursts must be greater than 240 miles


Those microburts and downbursts are what has left this pop corn effect of major trees poped out and split, toppled etc out of no where while the tree next to it is unscathed. It sort of jumps around like a tornado but it is not swirling...more like a bomb blast as a microburst hits a given area. Very weird but does look like a war zone in the beginning for sure.

West Virginia did have a derecho in the 90's at some point. They are very rare. Which is a very good thing. I have seen many a hurricane as I grew up in New England, and the aftermath of many a tornado since moving to the midwest etc..never ever seen or heard anything like this.

OK I need to finish this tea and head on out to the grocery. Hmmm maybe my motivation is where my glue is. I actually hate to drive in IA but promised my daughter to go to a grocery store there today.

paula eagleholic said...

Ha Ha, that's cute Mits...

MITS said...

a little nun humor, Paula....:)

Floralgirl said...

That joke made me hungry...

MITS said...

YESTERDAY'S UPDATE, WE ARE ANXIOUSLY AWAITING THE URINE RESULTS FROM YESTERDAY
July 27
Mei Xiang showed very little maternal behavior, or any other activit,y from yesterday afternoon until around midnight last night. During the middle of the night, FONZ volunteer behavior watchers saw her cradling and licking her Kong, as well as the grate she had removed from the drain in exhibit three. They saw an eight-minute episode of paw licking at 1:12 a.m., and brief paw licking and possible nipple or body licking later on.

When the keeper arrived this morning, Mei was cradling the grate again. Kong toys and drain grates! It is time for a real cub, pretty please! When the keeper closed Mei out of the den to retrieve the grate, Mei was very interested in returning to the den and waited beside the door. She shifted through exhibit two onto the patio and ate all her produce. Mei also got on the scale, and was weighed at 250 pounds. She produced a much-desired urine sample at 8:30 this morning. She was very alert, but when the produce was finished she took a piece of bamboo to the den to eat, before going to sleep. She is still in the den asleep.

MITS said...

Even though she is baffling the experts, they are telling us not to get discouraged, they did another ultrasoung this a.m., report should be on panda page sometime today....maybe:) Wish I were home so I could do some watch shifts.

Hedgie said...

Thanks for further info, Glo.
Why do you hate driving in IA??
Mei sure is keeping us on edge, isn't she? What a rascal! All we can do is hope and pray. Hoping she isn't near that grate after she births...would hate to see a butter stick dropped down the drain!

Hedgie said...

Don't see the "skull" in our nest, but may just be the way the light is hitting it.

NatureNut said...

Pleasant Monday Everyone!!!
Turned off 'puter Sun. eve due to storms & never turned it back on---so been catching up.
Good to see you Glo!!!Hope you will continue to chat---don't have to watch cams. I'm getting bummed out w/Meerkat Manor. I dearly love all those little animals & joined some of their groups, but something bad always tears you up.I know that's nature, but it's still painful.

Even more painful is news I got about lovely, part Apache young (32)lady & mother of 2 girls who was bridesmaid one year ago in lifelong friends' daughters' wedding.She was recovering from leukemia at that time, but in early '08 got a different, more virilent strain. She went to U of MN in May for cord blood cell infusions to change her DNA-didn't work & there were no bone marrow donor matches.She won't be here much longer, but luckily her fiance, daughters & whole family were there Sat. & they had a sort of wedding/family commitment ceremony in her hosp. room. Her name is Sienna & family is praying for a miracle.
Thanks for letting me get this out.

normabyrd said...

HEY KIDS!!---My plumber just came in!!---Later--

MITS said...

Loretta, prayers for Sienna, and you and her family.

Deb said...

My prayers for Sienna and her family and friends.

MITS said...

Gee, Norma, that must be some plumber to get you so excited;)

MITS said...

dolphins are swimming really close to the beach....lifeguards are watching closely, it is against the law to swim out to them....

NatureNut said...

We'll need a plumber report from Norma! Maybe pics?? LOL

Thx friends for prayers for Sienna--I just posted a note in her CaringBridge Journal that she was getting worldwide thoughts & prayers! I wish I had known her better. Didn't know they had those journals. She is beautiful, an arrtist, made & sold her own line of jewelry.

Floralgirl said...

I wonder if Norma's plumber rides a motorcycle..

NatureNut said...

Saw Glo's film of weather!!! Never seen anything like that.Glad you and your neighbors are OK.

Someone else sent me the Lion visit video. That was amazing!
Also got one of twin baby mooses & Mom in someone's backyard sprinkler!

MITS said...

roflmbo....Megan....yes. Loretta, pics would be good.

NatureNut said...

http://www.maniacworld.com/twin-baby-moose-in-sprinkler.html

Hope this works!

Costume Lady said...

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE...
What's this I hear about NORMA and Deb going bike riding in a wet Tee Shirt?
And MEGAN playing with snakes;
And HELEN digging potatoes?

MITS said...

Wanda, Norma ran off with her plumber on a Harley, and all she was wearing was a wet T-shirt and a smile, her hair was in a ponytail...there, think I have brought you up-to-date....;)

MITS said...

Wanda, just got a chance to look at the latest facials...what a hoot!

magpie said...

DEB - Thanks for the Sturgis Cam...should be interesting to see the changes as the week progresses....

Hello Good Afternoon Everyone ...don't see any mention of any of OUR Eagle sightings yet...

Are they in Summer School ????

TTFN - off to the chiropractor for a therapeutic massage. Now, THAT's Heaven!

xo

Costume Lady said...

Margy, Jill, my granddaughter is a Massage Therapist. You'll have to let her give you a massage sometime. I hear she is very good. I have never had a full massage but she has done just a shoulder rub, and it does feel good. You met her at th 4th party.

Costume Lady said...

She works for a Chiropractor in Purcellville.

glo said...

Loretta I too will be praying for Sienna. She sounds like an absolutely astounding kind of person. So much to add to life. I hope that family gets their miracle for sure.

Thanks for the Moose video too. I needed something to make me smile and that did the trick for sure.

Lets see who asked why I hate to Drive in IA well for starters they have no Driver Education in their schools. They never have and they pass those lack of driving skills down to the next generation...need I say more. But I have gotten some groceries and actually gas is always cheaper in IA too so that is good motivation to head that way as well.

Norma you better have a helmet on that head with that pony tail flopping out of it. Lord only knows what else you are wearing.

Deb said...

Glo, Driver's Ed is required in all the schools around me that are in Iowa, strange they don't have it in your neck of the woods.

Costume Lady said...

Glo, so glad things are getting back to normal for you and your friends. We are so happy to have you back with us...without you our group is not complete. ((Hugs))

paula eagleholic said...

I am keeping my mouth shut about the whole plumber thingy! :)

paula eagleholic said...

All 4 osprey chicks in nest w/ parent at CT

glo said...

Ha Ha Deb Maybe it is Scott County. Trust me you can tell when you have crossed the river. Hmmm I am going to do some more checking now. Maybe I have bought into a wives tale being spread by those evil folks from Illinois who think they all drive so great.

Anne-Marie said...

good Morning , I need a break from all of this emotional purging.

Anne-Marie said...

Glo its great to see you on here. Was afraid you got blown away.

Anne-Marie said...

cleaning is good. I am still finding so much that should have been thrown away years ago. I dont throw away like I should and I acumulate(sp). Its emotional but thats good too. Maybe I can throw away a few emotions with the trash. :)

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Wanda, Paula, Deb and Maggie too. Hope your having a beautiful day.

MITS said...

Annemarie....when in doubt, throw it out;)

Anne-Marie said...

I'm trying. I have company coming and I now have the time to really clean , not just put out of sight. I found $13.00 in an envelope. hurray for me. Its just emotional to be going through so much mail and personal stuff. I have my late husbands stuff, my past, and my parents too. I'm get it done it just has to be done in spirts so I can find the physical and emotional energy.

MITS said...

thought Jo was coming back after she read posts, did I miss her?

MITS said...

I hear ya, Annemarie....

Deb said...

Don't get me wrong, Glo, I agree totally about Iowa drivers--we say they are Idiots Out Wandering Around!

Anne-Marie said...

Mits are we expecting a new Panda? I havent seen Jo since I have been on.

Floralgirl said...
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Anne-Marie said...

Hi Deb, keep your seatbelt on.

MITS said...

Mei slept pretty much all day in the outer den, now is woofing down biscuits and bamboo

MITS said...

no confirmation yet, Annemarie

MITS said...

maybe blogger cop got her, Megan

Anne-Marie said...

Well I am going to break for a while , eat lunch and get back to my cleaning. I will be back later. Everyone be good and hold down the fort.

Deb said...

I try not to collect to much stuff and the next thing you know, I feel like where did it all come from. I have been very good lately. I have only a few new eagle things. No more snowmen, no more Americana!!

Deb said...

I always do, Anne Marie!

MITS said...

good Lord, Mei is chewing on the bars in the birthing den

MITS said...

now she is climbing them

MITS said...

now she is doing appropriate licking....

magpie said...

Delta Dawn fell out of the nest this morning, OWL rescue came to check, and she is still in the tree, she either got spooked when parent brought in food, or, she lost her balance. I think you can see her tail feathers to the left of the cam view.

AND AT BARTON COVE:
Confirmed, the nest did blow over around 2 pm on Sunday.

magpie said...

..the nest TREE, that is, at Barton Cove. There is a short post about it on the cam page.

JO: SHOULD BE EASIER TO GET THAT TURTLE SHELL NOW !

Mema Jo said...

Soooooorrrrrry!
Wanda knows that I disappear at times without warning. lol

Linen Closet got me & then the
recliner did me in!

You all were only 49 comments farther along as to when I left.
I think maybe some others had a
panda nap.......

magpie said...

DEB - I think you called that one on the tree/nest at BC....
sure was strange, good pic one moment, then, I thought they were going technical and expanding the camera views...At least we got to see the eaglet a few times on Sunday...

MITS said...

well, BC will have to start from scratch, they needed a new nest anyhow

magpie said...

maybe those aren't tail feathers I am seeing at Delta Cam..nothing is moving ...

Mema Jo said...

Oh my heavens, Magpie! I didn't have a clue that the BC tree was about to tumble! I just knew it wasn't that stable but that the eagle couple continued to use it.
You need a kayak to go over to the little island - can you kayak? Anne Marie was going to take lessons!

I really need a turtle shell

And now I am reading about Delta Dawn! I hope a black bird didn't scare her off & I sure hope she is ok. O.W.L. is something else in their recoveries.

Deb said...

Here is video of Delta Dawn falling from nest. It does seem like parent scared her out.
Second eaglet falls

Deb said...

She is definitely close to the cam microphone, you can hear her.

Jo, there was a storm that may have blown the tree over yesterday.


Off to car wash, bbl.

magpie said...

THAT is an amazing video clip from Delta Nest, Thanks DEB. That is one curious and concerned parent, and I don't think it flew off too far. Looks like the food is still in the nest...
I heard a peeping that sounded like an eaglet just a few minutes ago, and it sounded close to the microphone.

magpie said...

Panda Nap time for me...back on later.

xo

Mema Jo said...

Power outage again... Knocked me off

Time to head out for Dinner & the mall for some essentials..

BBL

MITS said...

just saw your video, Deb.....oooopppss!

MITS said...

UPDATE ON LUN-LUN IN ATLANTA














Monday, July 28
We continue to watch Lun Lun closely for behavioral and physical changes. She is still eating normally and is active. We expect her to slow down anytime now. Eventually, she will become very lethargic, sleep in her den most of the time, and eat very little. But for now, she is still going on exhibit and eating a lot. She cooperated well with an ultrasound procedure today. There were good images of one uterine horn, but the other side was obstructed by gas in her intestines, so the procedure was inconclusive. We will try again on Thursday.
Rebecca Snyder, PhD
Curator of Carnivores

Lolly said...

Hi all! Just posted and do not know what happened to it. It disappeared!

Just watched the video. The parent looks like she can not figure out what happened. Sad!

Okay, and now I have this picture in my mind of Norma and Deb on bikes, wearing wet t-shirts. Wild women! Tattoo's, too?????

We are still scheduled for South Padre this weekend, but it looks like we may be going to Galveston instead. Not too excited about the Galveston beach, South Padre is much better. However, we will be with all three grandsons on the beach. That will be fun!

MITS said...

LATEST UPDATE FROM NATIONAL ZOO
July 28
Mei Xiang spent another night showing some pregnancy behaviors around midnight. At 11:42 p.m. she dragged bamboo into the den and shredded it. This activity lasted 25 minutes and then resumed for a few more minutes at 12:20 a.m. Mei also had a long period of paw licking, lasting 13 minutes, at 12:55 a.m. Otherwise, only a few seconds of paw licking were observed. The drain grate remained in place last night.

After less than a minute of honking at 6:23 a.m., Mei awakened and cradled her Kong toy for a couple of minutes a little later. A few minutes later, she resumed paw licking for two minutes, then continued on to combine cradling and nipple licking for a total of seven minutes.

Mei shifted out to the training cage at 8 a.m. and cooperated for an ultrasound. After she returned to the exhibit. she was observed urinating while lying on her back but she would not shift so we could collect the sample. She continues to eat well, although she still appears sleepy, and chews more slowly than what would be her norm. After the ultrasound, she returned to exhibit three, where she slept until 3 p.m.

When Mei Xiang awoke, she shifted to eat, consuming all of her produce, including the chow placed in the enrichment ball. After eating, she urinated and defecated, then retreated into the den, bringing bamboo with her. Mei became very restless at 4 p.m., attempting to climb the bars and putting her paws on the wall above the bed. She also tunneled into her hay and bamboo nest and head-pressed the wall. After all this activity, Mei folded herself over into a ball and managed to commence nipple/body licking. In the midst of this activity, out popped the Kong toy! Right about now, I am humming Gnarls Barkley’s song “Crazy”!

paula eagleholic said...

Hey Magpie, thanks for the info on BC...wasn't anything posted earlier...they now have a couple pics on the page...the tree was supported the last several years by guide wires..

paula eagleholic said...

I think I read Delta Dawn was on a lower branch in the tree.

paula eagleholic said...

Our nest is MT MT MT

MITS said...

poor things have to find a new tree too?

Deb said...

The good thing is the tree waited until after the eaglet had fledged to blow over.

paula eagleholic said...

Yup, Deb, that's a good thing. We'll have to check the Maine forum to see if Sharon Feeney paddles out there and gets some pics...

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Good evening everybody. It is great to be back home. Got here about 3:15 but had to go to the store, feed birds (poor fellers were starving), etc. I am worn slam out!! Butt is dragging, but it was great. Jon was so awesome last night at the Basilica and what a beautiful, gorgeous, awesome, breathtaking building that is!

paula eagleholic said...

Gonna go rustle up some dinner...bbl

Deb said...

Lolly, if you want a tattoo, you can do it in Sturgis. Tattoo artist from all over come for the Rally. I want the Miami Ink people to be there this year. They have been in other years. It would be fun to see someone from the show.

Mema Jo said...

Good to hear from you, Sharon.
You certainly did have a GREAT weekend!


I have just returned from the mall with my linens!
Video of BC was something else!
That was some storm!

BRB Need to read what is going on.

Tai's new best friend said...

Well, looking at Mei, I can't tell head from tail! :)

Tai's new best friend said...

Mema Jo, I surely did!

Deb said...

I checked Maine forum after Paula suggested it, I found a video of the eaglet in the nest just before and during the fall:

BC storm

There are pictures to, I'll check them out.

Deb said...

Here is the link to the pictures Sharon took. She couldn't get too close as the water was shallow. She did see all 3 eagles while she was kayaking.

Sharon's BC pictures

NatureNut said...

Thx for all the news alerts!
WOW, saw Delta Dawn fall out of the nest. She was chirping to parent--hope she's OK.Wonder if she saw Teddy Bear? Have to check Hancock Forum.
Also checked Barton's Cove--that video is scary! Even tho juvie had fledged, was back in nest at wrong time!Appears he was OK.

magpie said...

I agree, NN, pretty amazing stuff, both BC and Delta, glad the Sharon lady kayaked out and saw all three eagles at BC. SEEMS THAT BOTH BC AND DELTA CHICKS ARE PROBABLY GOING TO BE OKAY, BUT WHAT AN UNEXPECTED CHANGE-UP IN THEIR ROUTINES!

I just noticed that on the Delta cam page, there is a link down low on the right side for when the FIRST check slid off the nest...never had seen that one yet.

I think Liberty and Belle could give lessons on tree-picking and nest-building for all their Eagle relatives...

paula eagleholic said...

Hedgie - I don't see the skull...wonder if we had a visitor on Sunday when the cam wasn't updating?

magpie said...

PAULA - I had no idea that the BC tree had been held by guide wires!
I agree with everyone, how fortunate that the BC Eaglet (is his name "BB"???) had already fledged.

Just chance too that we got to see him in the nest Sunday before all the wild action happened..

Good Evenings to All..
Hope the Work Day went well for all, at the jobsite or at the homeplace....

xo

magpie said...

DEB - Thanks for posting the quick link sites..

SHARON: Don't go back through the Blogs! We talked about you the WHOLE TIME you were gone, figured you'd never know ! Ha Ha, Teasing, welcome home, sounds like it was all Great Stuff!

xo

MITS said...

awesome video and pics, Deb....a question????, the tree fell down, the nest is gone, but is the cam still playing, or is that the shot we see from yesterday, thought I saw leaves moving?

paula eagleholic said...

Thanks, Deb and Thanks Deb. The previous page on the forum shows pics of the nest last year that Sharon took.

paula eagleholic said...

The BC cam was on earlier today...

BB meand baby barton.

Nature - I have seen a pic of Teddy on the Hancock forum...I'll go find it for everyone...Ian (ostrich) took it during their fledgefest...or when he visited there within the last 2 weeks or so...

paula eagleholic said...

Here is stuffie, teddy, puppy, woobie, etc.

Fledgefest pics

paula eagleholic said...

That pic is from Janner...saw another one somewhere else from Ostrich

paula eagleholic said...

Gotta go water plants...

T-Bird said...

good evening all-the shadows on the nest sure paint a wonderful picture-is anyone else seeing what I'm seeing?

T-Bird said...

hope all you fine folk had made a good/great monday!

T-Bird said...

Helen-did you see any dolphins? Looks like a lot of chatter but where are Mema Jo and Bev?????

Hedgie said...

The moose video was great, Loretta! Thanks. I remember seeing a huge male moose standing along the interstate in upstate New York many years ago...majestic!
Hey Deb and Glo...my grandparents were from Iowa...but they never drove!!!
Gotta check out Delta Dawn...

magpie said...

Hi T-Bird -
Hope you AND Buddy are enjoying your Monday evening...
Yes, our nest looks like a work of "fine art."

xo

Howdy Hedgie and everyone else too that I didn't say Howdy to before!

xo

magpie said...

We have a great bunch of Educators on this site!

MITS said...

yes Thelma...it was a super dolphin day:)

magpie said...

COSTUME LADY: I know you jump on here late: I will surely keep that in mind about granddaughter Jill! Dustin's sister??
A massage is a great thing...I like it when the therapist can kinda "read" your energy and emotional levels...
and she is usually right!

How is the AC at your Mom's ??

xo

Deb said...

I have a lot of good friends from Iowa, Hedgie, you know how a few bad eggs can give drivers a bad name!

MITS said...

thanks for the fledgefest pics, Paula

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