Saturday, July 05, 2008

Saturday

Holiday weekend thread.

108 comments:

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING STEVE!!!---Hope you & your family are ENJOYING your holiday!!!--- Thanks for the new thread!!---Will bring the crew over!!

T-Bird said...

good morning again normabyrd

normabyrd said...

MAGPIE is at work!---PAULA on way to Hagerstown & T-BIRD is wishing she could go with PAULA!!---ho!
Guessing all the EAGLE BUDDIES are still SNOOZIN'!!---

normabyrd said...

THELMA---What's your weather?--I checked your web site--can't find weather---but have watched several cars fly through the intersection!!!------COOL!

Deb said...

good morning, EAGLET alert!

Deb said...

Now two.

normabyrd said...

The 'LITTLE PRINCE' is roaming around his estate this am-- slowing walking by the window---ignoring all of his fans watching him!---He is a 'SLY ONE'!!!--He's aware he is the #1 attraction at this ZOO!!!----ho!

T-Bird said...

normabyrd-are you talking about the weather in bluefield, wv or bedford, va? bedford is overcast, humid and calling for scattered rain showers-bluefield is usually bout the same except bedford is usually 5-8 degrees hotter

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' DEB!---Thanks!!---Do you see a white spot on the head of either one?------LIFE IS GOOD!

Deb said...

Back down to one.

normabyrd said...

SORRY---T-BIRD!---I was watching BLUEFIELD!!!---I forget you folks do leave town every now & then!!
ho!

Deb said...

Gone, No Norma, I didn't see a spot, but I wasn't looking too close for one.

normabyrd said...

DEB--I have 2 now!!

T-Bird said...

normabyrd can you send me that address for the cam at the intersection in bluefield? thanks

normabyrd said...

WOW!---JO---There are SEVEN (7) BURROWING OWLS out now---count them!

normabyrd said...

T-BIRD---- Try this ----swiftNet.Jefferson Cam

T-Bird said...

got it thanks normabyrd

normabyrd said...

T-BIRD---Let me know if you get to see the cars fly through the intersection!!!---I think it's a cool site!----Sharon gave it to us a while back!

normabyrd said...

I see 3 juvie FLAMINGOS this am!---(getting taller every day)----But have noticed there are still 2 eggs!--Do you suppose they aren't going to hatch?

normabyrd said...

BWO---An OSPREY on side of nest box!!---Nothing else has been updated since 7/1!!!

Deb said...

I was reading about the flamingos on the zoo page. It says eggs are laid in May and June and then incubate for one month. That makes it sounds like the eggs are okay.

normabyrd said...

The CHIMNEY SWIFT is acting 'little crazy'---do you think the eggs are hatching now????---She puts head down & then pulls back & shakes her body!!---- notice says: (they could hatch any time)

normabyrd said...

Thanks DEB!---Check the CHIMNEY SWIFT NEST please!

Deb said...

I just read the chimney swift comments and one egg has hatched for sure.

normabyrd said...

DEB!---Now she----CHIMNEY SWIFT---- has settled down!!---

I thought the flamingo eggs had all been laid at about the same time---that is why I wondered why the 2 eggs were not hatching!

Deb said...

Make that TWO have hatched so far.

normabyrd said...

I knew something had happened at CH. SWIFT!!---would she eat the shell?---I thought she was doing that too!

Deb said...

Adult and Juvie, OUR NEST!

normabyrd said...

where are you reading about the chimney swifts?

T-Bird said...

adult was gone quick

Deb said...

They will cling off to the side and edge to feed the little ones.. as they grow they will face out of the nest allowing the parents to feed them from the wall.. Feeding picture here:

Swift feeding

normabyrd said...

Did she leave food?---Looks like he is mantling?---I haven't seen an adult for a while!!----Sun is creeping up now!!!

Deb said...

On the page with the live camera, towards the bottom, under forum discussion.

NatureNut said...

Hello everyone!
Raining here at Park.
Eaglet in NCTC nest

normabyrd said...

THANKS DEB!!-----I was on the other site!!----That was GREAT watching her go through all that movement & still be attached to the nest!!---Aren't they interesting----Really enjoyed watching her!!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' NATURENUT!!---The sun is slowly rising here!!---We had rain all day yesterday!!!!!!!

T-Bird said...

you fine folk have a good afternoon-I'm signing off for now

Deb said...

Adult back in nest.

Deb said...

There is a spot on the juvie's head.

Deb said...

Now I don't see the spot anymore.

NatureNut said...

Just checked back to still cam--Adult & huge juvie-----must be mantling some food!

Deb said...

Adult gone again.

normabyrd said...

I have been checking email!!---BEAUTIFUL PUZZLE from IRISF!!---I have worked it!!---GUELA has sent us a puzzle---saving it---gonna 'mantle' her puzzle!!

REMEMBER SPUNKY WOULD JUST LIE FLAT WHEN SHE WAS MANTLING HIS FOOD!!---ho!

normabyrd said...

LIBERTY & BELLE must enjoy having the kids around!!!---Keep bringing food!!---

normabyrd said...

DEB!----MOMMA SWIFT is 'twisting' again!!

Costume Lady said...

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE...
NORMA...isn't that what we all do when our kids come around...keep bringing them food? Lib & Belle aren't much different from us.

movin said...

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE!

I'm back amongst the living ... I think.

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Deb said...

Maybe another egg is hatching, Norma!

Deb said...

Good morning, Wanda and Jim.

Costume Lady said...

I hope everyone had a fun day yesterday. Although our Park Fireworks were postponed until tonight, we had a wonderful time at our picnic and did have some of our own fireworks, as did our neighbours.
I have posted a few photos from last night on my blog. Margy was our guest of honor. She is quite special.

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' WANDA & MOVIN'JIM!!---I have been watching the CHIMNEY SWIFT'S EGGS HATCHING!!---She stays on the nest & just does the TWIST a few times!!----Something to watch!!---DEB knows all the details---I think there may be one more???---DEB???

normabyrd said...

WOW! WANDA heard you folks really had a nice party last night!!!---MAGPIE really enjoyed being there!!!-----JIM did you party too?
Rained all day yesterday---now the SUN is out---

normabyrd said...

WOW WANDA!!---That's looks like you had a REALLY BIG party!!-- ho!
Bet it was FUN!!!!

Deb said...

Just two chicks still, were you just watching, Norma?

normabyrd said...

WOW!---Check the CHIMNEY SWIFT---I saw 3 chicks!!---can't see the 4th egg or chick!!---THIS HAS BEEN SO EXCITING!!----(takes so little to make me happy)----ho!!---It has been wonderful watching her in the nest today!!

Deb said...

A put a little clip of the chimney swift feeding the chicks on my page.

I enjoyed the pictures, Wanda.

Off to get some stuff done, bbl.

normabyrd said...

DEB---I pushed the pop-up button & I saw 3!!!!------(i think)!

normabyrd said...

DEB---you are probably right!!---now I can't see anything!!---

Gonna fix lunch!---(maybe that will improve my eye sight)----ho!

Deb said...

I rewound and am looking to see if I can find the third chick, maybe i missed one.

Deb said...

I still only see two heads, although I thought one egg looked cracked. It is hard to tell, the adults move so fast.

Hedgie said...

Great pics of your party, Wanda!!
Are you working on Chrissy's facial yet?
Loretta--check last evenings post for my reply to you about DC!
Paula...know that you are a good bit younger than I am, and I left the DC area in '71--at age 22!; but I still miss the metro atmosphere. Mom left in '89, and my sis came here in '92 (they are both in Missouri now) so no family left to go visit!

NatureNut said...

Hi Hedgie, Yes, I saw your comment last night. Bummer about the firework show not being current.
Yes, they moved the new Providence Hosp. Believe the old one was in SE, just off PA ave.
I remember the MLK speech. Everyone was told not to drive near that end of the Mall, it was jammed.

Mema Jo said...

One Juvie in the nest.

Seems to be eating..

Mema Jo said...

I have been a Lazy Lurker all day long! Bad me!
Lots of activity at the swift's nest.. Thanks Deb & Norma for all the updates... Happy news of Margy getting over to Wanda's - thanks for the Party Pics! Glad you made it to the lake & back T-Bird.
We had picnicking here at the house yesterday even though it rained steady. Pulled the grill up to deck doors and grilled away! It was a good day.
Getting ready for church now - I'll be back early evening....

movin said...

Looks like No. 3 has returned to the nest. Could be eating something or just picking over an old shell or something.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

T-Bird said...

Hello all
Mema Jo, is there a fine for lurking?! :)

T-Bird said...

I keep trying the live feed with no luck. Has anyone else had live feed. Looks like Paula is getting some action with her visit today. I still sure wish we had sound, with it we can always imagine whats going on that we can't see.

Costume Lady said...

Thelma, we'll have to ask Robyn or Jill that question. LOL We haven't heard from Jill in a looong time.

T-Bird said...

Wanda-what is the address of your blog? I have missed that and I would like to see the picnic pics and the facials.

Costume Lady said...

Thelma, click on my Avatar right above your post...then click on Wanda's Wishes.

T-Bird said...

thanks wanda-signing off for now, going to roanoke. Hope all is well for my fine eagle momsters

Mema Jo said...

Just read from Loch Garten Osprey:

One Male, One Female.... who would have predicted that
The eldest of our chick is, we believe, a female, the other, a male. They have been given leg rings and names. The female has a white leg ring with the letters AY and the male a white leg ring with the letters AZ. They take their names from the two local primary school. AY is called Nethy and AZ is called Deshar.

More later....................

Out the door to church....BBL

MITS said...

HELLO, just a quick hello, then off to fix dinner, beautiful day yesterday, didn't rain til after 9....had some awesome fireworks right in front of the condo. Heard from Ceil today, says she is starting to feel better, they will start to head back home on Monday....

MITS said...

talk to you all sometime tomorrow night, or Monday

MITS said...

Wanda...loved hubby's pic:)

Hedgie said...

Great new facials, Wanda!!!

Costume Lady said...

Glad you liked your "Lubby" makeover, Helen. He sure is cute!
I love what the FACIAL did for CHRISSY'S friends.
And what can I say about Magpie's FACIAL; she is such a spirited girl that each time she gets a FACIAL, the SPIRITS just pop out all over the place!

magpie said...

Well Hello Again everyone, been away for 12 long hours...not all working, had to stop at grocery store. Been catching up on the Blog.
I just checked the WildWatch Osprey Cam and find this message interesting: (note plural "YOUNG BIRDS)..."The Osprey cam is experiencing focusing difficulties most likely due to food debris on the lens and we are very limited in our actions until the young birds fledge."

I have thought at least once I saw two little heads, but..who can say, but BIRDS sounds encouraging.

Now, for some fun, to check Wanda's Wishes, Deb's pictures, and then back to here...

Good Evening All, Hope the day has gone well for all. Can't wait to hear from PAULA after her NCTC Nest Visit...

xo

paula eagleholic said...

Howdy all!

Back from work and nest visit. I didn't get to the nest until 3:45...only got to see juvie for a few minutes before it flew off across the field and towards the river...

When I first when in, I was chatting with the guard for about 10 minutes on the gravel road up to the nest. He told me he saw a juvie yesterday eating something in the field on the left as you drive into NCTC.

I did walk up to the nest....got around the barn....snapped about 6 pics...and away went the Mountaineer. I got video of him/her leaving....and some pics...and that's it! Stayed till around 5:30, but didn't see any other eagles or kids!

magpie said...

COSTUME LADY: All your new things on Wanda's Wishes, are just perfect! Thanks so much for the facial...that is a very dreamy and special facial you gave me...and I love the other new ones (and all the old ones too..)
My favorite pics are of you and me together, and of your Mom. Amazing that the Captain could take those in the darkness. I hope someone got a picture of the CAPTAIN! It would be hard to capture his handsomeness..!

To All: You can see a reflection of one of the fireworks "fountains" against the Eagle Express in the shot of Wanda and Me...

and finally: I DO SEE TWO CHICKS AT WILDWATCH OSPREY NEST - AND TWO GRAND ADULTS AS WELL.

I bet everyone is getting ready to watch fireworks right about now.
I, and headed for the shower...

GREAT REPORT, PAULA, GOOD FOR YOU. ANY VISIT TO NCTC IS A GOOD ONE...

TTFN xo xo xo

Costume Lady said...

Margy, we are at my Mom's right now. Come on over if your not in bed yet!

paula eagleholic said...

Still gulping down throat lozenges and tylenol here...gonna get some dinner...then go thru my pics.

I did take some other pics while I was there - bunny, turtle, heron, bluebird, flowers, bees etc. I'll check them out after dinner.

magpie said...

Eaglet in our nest, at 12 o'clock. Looks like Tiny!

magpie said...

AARRGH ! We don't need a rainbow right now !! But we still have bird in there, and it does NOT look like Tiny !

magpie said...

WANDA - I WOULD LOVE TO BUT AS ONE OF THE DOUBLE-E SISTERS SAID A WEEK OR SO AGO.."I AM SLAM WORE OUT" - My back is bothering, darn it! But Thank you just the same..

Maybe that IS Tiny...PAULA - HELP !

magpie said...

I THINK THERE MIGHT EVEN BE TWO IN THE NEST...MAYBE THEY WILL SEE THE FIREWORKS, WANDA !

magpie said...

Definitely two Hind Ends in that nest.....

Deb said...

There are two juvies in the nest and an osprey in Finny over the water.

Deb said...

Two chimney swifts incubating right now.

Deb said...

As far as I can tell there are still just two little bobbleheads at the swift nest. This angle makes it harder to see in the nest.

Deb said...

Glad you got to see one Mountaineer at the nest, Paula, along with lots of other wild ones.

Deb said...

Osprey gone from finny on the water.

I only see one juvie in our nest now.

Deb said...

And then there were none. Goofy juvies, you're not supposed to fly when it is dark. It looks dark on the cam, but here it doesn't get dark until around 10, so maybe there is still light at the nest.

Deb said...

Back to my Twins game. BBL

paula eagleholic said...

Missed the visit - was on the phone w/ my Mom. Was feeling so bad yesterday, never called and let them know I wasn't going to my brothers and see her, so she was worried, like a Mom, of course!

Hedgie said...

Paula,
Is your mom still in Silver Spring?

paula eagleholic said...

Yes she is Hedgie...and brother in Waldorf

paula eagleholic said...

Deb - It is still light enough here for them to fly out of the nest at 9ish...

paula eagleholic said...

OK folks...need to get horizontal!

Will post pics in the morning...I'm slam wore out too!

Have a good night!

Lolly said...

Hi All! Been a very busy day for me....no time for the computer! We got out early today to mow and then had to hurry to get ready for a 2:00 wedding. Just got home a little while ago. We partied! Then went to the groom's parents house afterwards to visit. More fun!

Checked the facials, Wanda. I do believe I would like to meet Mits "Jubby". LOL Oh, and I think I want a facial to be passed on to Jack. Woo Woo!

Lolly said...

And, I do believe I just earned a facial! Didn't plan that...Paula jumped in front of me.

Costume Lady said...

You sure did, Lolly.
We just got back home from the Fireworks Display. They were so beautiful. They are set off right across the road from my Mom's and they seem to fall on you.
Started to rain just as we left to come home. Really lucked out!

Deb said...

Thanks, Paula, for letting me know that it is still light at 9-ish. It must be the camera angle and spidey's web that makes it seem so dark.

I went through camping gear today to make sure I am ready for vacation next week. I just have to pack clothes and cooler, load it all and I will be ready to take off on Wednesday.

movin said...

gOOD nIGHT, aLL IN eAGLE lAND ...

I hope you are having a great Independence Day weekend.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

magpie said...

Good Sunday Morning, All.

Been up since 5:30, haven't seen any mountaineers, but they were doing some late night flying, so maybe they are sleeping in, like some of the rest of us..or maybe they are chowing down in that field that Paula mentioned...

Off to work; Happy Eagle Watching !! (AND EVERYTHING ELSE-WATCHING.) Safe Travels, all.

HOPE YOU FEEL ALL BETTER SOON PAULA! WE'RE PULLING FOR YOU, AND ALL THOSE NOT FEELING 100%.

XO XO

T-Bird said...

good morning all-thanks paula for the report on the nest-hope you feel better and everyone makes a good sunday

T-Bird said...

has there been any action this morning magpie?

MITS said...

NEW SUNDAY THREAD IS UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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