GOOD SUNDAY MORNING EVERYONE
THE M&M GIRLS HAVE LEFT:(...trying to beat traffic, and not going to be a good beach day....getting ready for church...later
GOOD MORNING, ALL IN EAGLE LAND ....C(°ﮡ°)DJim
good morning movin and mits
still no live feed :(
Morning, all. Don't think we will see the live feed til tomorrow, TbirdCloudy here so far
PAULA hope you are feeling better....take care.
Thanks, Mits. Eaglet alert!!!!
Looks like might be eating something right under the cam...eagle looks a little wet to me
Good morning, all my eagle buddies. Believe it or not but I just got up!
Feels good to sleep in, doesn't it Sharon?
Awww, guess was checking for nestovers...eaglet gone!
I watched the short clip I took of the eaglet leaving the nest yesterday....little rascal came back and landed in the trees across the field...I couldn't see it on the tiny screen on my camera! I kept checking those trees, but couldn't see any juvies! The leaves camouflage them well!
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE...For those of you who didn't get to see any Fireworks, I have posted a few for you on by blog. After the fireworks are over, there a 3 new FACIALS. Hope you enjoy them.Time for church.BBL
Nice fireworks pics, Wanda!
Good morning, everyone. I liked your fireworks pictures, Wanda, and the new facials.
There are now 4 chimney swift babies, the last two eggs hatched.
GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!---MAGPIE--HELEN--MOVIN'JIM---T-BIRD--PAULA--SHARON & WANDA!!!---Thanks WANDA for sharing your "FIREWORKS" with us folks who stayed home!---They are TRULY AWESOME shots!---GOD BLESS AMERICA!!----ENJOOOOOY THIS DAY!!!!
MORNIN' DEB!---4 CHIMNEY SWIFTS---2BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY!!---I am so HAPPY!!---What a COOL MOM!!!
WANDA---I THINK MAGPIE'S FACIAL is GREAT!!!---IF NOT THE GREATEST!!!-----YOU GO GIRL!!!
DEB---Scanned the blog---where are you going on your vacation??---If you tell me ALASKA---JO & I are coming too!----KIDDIN'
HELEN!---Bet you will miss those 2'smiling faces'!---M&M----Also read CEIL is feeling better!!--That's a GOOD thing!!!!!
Nothing so exotic, just going to south-central SD on the Missouri River to a places called Snake Creek.
Morning everyone. Got a signal for a minute and had to check in. Everyone is packing up here at the lake. We are staying till tomorrow. So grateful not to be out in that holiday traffic.
CHECK CHIMNEY SWIFT NEST!!---Those are 4 active little CHICKS!!---keeps MOM twisting---
Good Morning! It's not a sunny Sunday but it could happen later.Well, Norma, I guess we're not going with Deb to Snake Creek. lolPaula - hope you're feeling a little better - glad you had a chance to visit NCTC yesterday.Good to have everyone on here today.Just received an email with pics of baptism over in Germany of Elizabeth. She looked beautiful in her long white dress. Quite a little angel!
I enjoyed your fireworks pictures, Wanda. You really got some good shots! You had 2 days worth! Your facial pics keep amazing me with your ideas! Keep them coming.
DEB!!---Just GOOGLED 'Snake Creek'-----That's where the shale catches fire---Have you ever seen that?---I saw that in the news!!---LEWIS & CLARK too!---Sounds WONDERFUL to me!!!---
HEY JO!!---Why wouldn't your little ELIZABETH look like an ANGEL!!----She has your GENES!!---
SISSY!---Hope you enjoy your last day----RELAXING!!!----before getting 'back to the grind'!!!!
That's the place, Norma. The shale doesn't actually catch fire, it smokes. I have never seen it and have been going to the river for 25 years.
Good observation, Norma! lolGet some pics for us Deb.I really love the Chimney Swifts cam Never know what we are going to learn about next - wonderful! There are some interesting videos on that site.
Such a FULL nest of osprey in CTChecked out EJ's and Isla's nests - all chicks growing really large!
I haven't been able to see any action this morning. Piddling around the house and missed the little bit there was. Signing off for now-thanks for the company this morning-isn't technology amazing-haven't seen one of you today but our friendship grows.Later
DEB!---I think the discussion I was watching---dealt with the question---Should the US destroy it's natural beauty, etc.--to obtain oil, etc.---the bluffs were shown---
Thanks for all the cards everyone. They were beautiful.
SISSY!!----The 'LITTLE PRINCE' is leaning back on a log----with branches of BAMBOO dancing above his head!!---The 'LITTLE IMP' is so intent in his eating!!---he is ignoring every thing else!!!
You're more then welcome! Hope you and Tom have many many many many more years ahead of happiness! Going for Lunch... In my kitchenof course..... BBL
EAGLET IN OUR NEST!
EAGLET in NEST!!!
OH BLUEFIELD SHARON!!!---This 'GREAT MINDS' thing is getting BORING!---forgot we are related!!---ho!
MAN OH MAN! You see what happens each time I leave.........Missed them again.........
I missed seeing the flamingo chicks go from the center area over the water into the grassy spot. Would like to have seen that happen.
Tai is being such a bore! Small children climbing up onto the window's edge to get his attention and he just continues his Panda Nap. I still love him!!! He has certainly given me a year or more of entertainment! lol
I think everyone on here went fortheir Panda Nap - I am going to jointhem.......... BBL
Posted my pictures and video from yesterday's nest visit Eaglet Momsters Blog
Hi all!Lovely pics of fireworks, Wanda! TY for sharing.Saw a recent piece on tv about shale...the black stuff is oil, and that is what strip mining is all about...retrieving the shale to extract oil! They held a flame to one of the black seams in a piece of shale and it dripped black!
We are so blessed w/ so many folks who take wonderful pics and share them with us! Thanks, Paula. Hope you are feeling better! Jo's sending you a cartoon from me!Anyone remember when Anne Marie said she was coming home? Missing Vicki and Chrissy, too! We haven't heard from Dave this weekend, either, have we?Thelma--noticed your early post to Magpie--she had already gone to work!
The eaglet at LW is either branching up in the tree out of sight or she has fledged. This is the second time I have checked today and no eaglet. There she just came down into the nest, I am thinking she is branching up higher in the tree.
Parent with the juvie now, Deb.
Parent left - not sure that any food was brought in...
Well - I need my late 3:00 cup of coffee. BBL
Oops! Forgot to mention this: Paula The photos from NCTC were quite a variety of what you can see on their grounds if you only take time to look! Glad you saw the green heron again - next time get that turtle to pose! I loved the wild flowers - purple thistles are one of my favorites. Your camera is zooming in really well! Juvie couldn't hide when he/she was in the nest. Especially liked the caption of Until Nest Time THANKS AGAIN!
Wow, I've kinda been hanging around the nestcams on and off today. Waiting for the WE sisters to fledge ... I checked this morning, and they're both over the 12 weeks by a little now.Well, they not only haven't fledged, but they're both lying in the nest and 'billing'! I CAN believe the younger one, "Surprise," hasn't fledged yet, since she gets very little food after the big chow hound gets done.Don't know what's going on with the older one, Miracle. She's already lifted off in a strong headwind and hovered at about 10 feet for extended periods. Maybe her instincts have told her she's already fledged and returned home. Anyway, she's staying put for now.I just read on the IWS blog and checked for myself. The Two Harbors eaglet has returned to the nest. C(°ﮡ°)DJim
The TH female brought a good sized fish lunch back to the nest, and then when Star returned she left them to enjoy lunch.Star is still perched on the rocks behind side of the nest and digesting.C(°ﮡ°)DJim
TH also has either ticks or spiders shaped like ticks running across their camera intermittently today.C(°ﮡ°)DJim
Just witnessed a bit of nature melodrama. This morning I found a dead Luna moth in the kennel. Put it out in the yard so the dog wouldn't eat it...thinking that it would become part of the food chain. It just did! My broad-shouldered hawk and six crows were fighting over it. The hawk won; he carried it into the woods and was eating it on the ground. The crows kept bombing him, but he proceeded to consume it. In the midst of all of this, two yearlings were on the salt block, oblivious to everything going on around them! Poor things...they were absolutely covered w/ flies. TOo bad they don't have horse tails to swish them away!
Hedgie - I have been waiting for you to say one day that your broad-shouldered hawk swooped down and got a small bird for lunch! Maybe the yearlings don't even notice all the flies like we do. Jim - thanks for all the updates from IWS nests. I try to look in on them during evening hours when there is still light on your side of the country. Lisa has BWO CAM PAGE UPDATE I had been watching those 2 chicks in NC today.
Was watching ZZ out at SD zoo.Does anyone like me think that theKung Fu Panda is goofy looking. The eyes just don't have the panda look. He really turn me Off!
Afternoon, all!Don't normally take naps here, but the one I had felt good! Jo, there sure is plenty to see when the eagles aren't around! The guard asked me if I had seen the baby fox! Now that would be cool!
JO - I don't like the looks of the Kung Fu Panda either. Kinda creepy looking if you ask me!
Paula - Jenny has a fox family off her property at the beginning of the woods. She puts out peanuts in the shells for them. They love them. She has some good pics she got of them.
HEDGIE I have sent you an email with some information.
Need to find some dinner for the residents in this house - mainly me! BBL
I had to look up a luna moth, I didn't understand why a hawk would want a moth. Now I kind of understand, they are big. We don't have anything like that around here.
Mema Jo, I have checked that NC nest several times today, and I have not seen an eyass in the frame all day. I thought they had both fledged. You've seen them today, you say? C(°ﮡ°)DJim
I just check NC again, and I now see both eyasses and the mother!C(°ﮡ°)DJim
Well, later folks...C(°ﮡ°)DJim
Too late to catch you Jim - glad you got to see them. There is a lone osprey chick in site now on the nest now ... Jim - I thought that falcon chicks were called eyasses?
BABY FALCONS are called eyasses...you are correct, Jo
condo, quiet...off to find some dinner...bbl.
Thanks, Jo!I wouldn't be too happy to see the hawk get a bird or a mammal!I just wish I could get a pic of him, but the sunroom glass just reflects the lens back onto itself, so pics are junk.Deb...luna moths are common here, but not often seen. They are nocturnal, like most, and camoflauge well in the trees. Here's one for you: have you ever seen or heard of a helgamite?
hey, yeah, I have heard of em.Daddy and Tom used them for bait for fishing. Wicked looking little creatures.
It is actually spelled hellgrammite, it is an immature Dobson fly (whatever that is).
They would find em under rocks in the New River, as best as I can remember.
I think that Megan used to have a pic of the Luna Moth... It is beautiful as I remember! She may still have it in her blog of older pics.
I looked but Megan doesn't have it posted anymore. The luna moth that is....
LUNA MOTH PHOTO and Lolly's third FACIAL on my blog.
loved your photos, Wanda....take care everyone..GOOD NIGHT
Right you are Sissy! Even tho' some sites show it with the other spelling, others also show a wormy-looking thing! Don't know about under rocks...here they cluster on the side of buildings where a lights are on all evening/night...and it seems mostly near flourescents! Anyway, they are ugly!
There are only 79 comments on this thread; it looks like I'm not the only one that is partied out and "Butt Tired" and "Slam Tired Out", as the Bluefield Sisters would say! LOL It has been a fun weekend, but glad it is almost over. Need to get back to reality.
that is what I was looking for, Wanda.....I'm butt-tired and slammed out tired.....been falling asleep watching TV.
HELGRAMITES: The best live bait for small mouth Bass. Found under rocks on river banks. My dad use to use these as bait when I was a little girl. I wouldn't touch them, but I would put a worm on the hook.
Just think, Helen, you have this to do all over again next weekend!
HELGRAMITE PHOTO ON MY BLOG.....
Never heard of a hellgramite either. And after seeing the picture, I hope I never see one. I don't like bugs, except for lady bugs.
Lady Bugs are our friends. The larvae look a little likt the Helgramite. Didn't know that until a few years ago. Thought they were eating my beans, but found out they were eating the bugs that were eating my beans. (I have probably destroyed thousands of them...shame, shame.)
Wanda, that's not what I'm referring to, unless it's the larval stage!! Look up Dobson Fly and see if you can post it, please!
Lynn, sorry, I forgot to tell you that I posted the Dobson Fly. It is the mature Helgramite.
Thanks, Wanda. We sure do learn alot from each other, don't we?
We have mayflies here, but they aren't very big, just annoying.
Yes, Lynn, I have learned so much on this Blog. Probably more than my 4 years of High School!
I think I saw a hawk family tonight. I was so focused on the one on the hay bale, that I didn't know until I looked at the pictures that I had three in one picture. I think the main hawk I have pictures of is a juvenile red-tail. I loaded some pictures on my page.
Mayfly photo has been posted...
Yep, that is a mayfly. They come later in the summer around here and mainly around the Missouri River in south-central SD.
Hawk on hay bale would be a unique framed photo.
I wondered why it let me get as close as I did, now I think it was because it was young. Usually the minute you slow down, they are gone.
Late Good Evening, Everyone that's still up and about...Just checked all Wanda's photos, and Paula's slideshow: Fantastic Both! Blue Flower is Chicory followed by Joe-Pye Weed and then I think maybe Wild Garlic?Luna Moth! Ah, my Brother John used to go for them late at night out in Jones Spring (he had to make collections for science classes in High School) - It IS almost like a bird.I think everyone played really hard this week-end, even those that had to work. NATURE NUT: How was your work day?Almost time for bed....
You see them a lot on hay bales around here, but usually can't get a picture of them. They don't like people.
Just one of life's special moments, Deb.
Margy, fireworks were awesome. Did you get to see them?
Good Evening Everyone, Been chillin' today.Wanda, you beat me to the punch , but your dobsonfly pic is very clear. I've been trying to post pic of my insect display case which has one, but Blogger ate it twice!I've been into entomology since the fifth grade, but of course over the years, my cases were destroyed by carpet beetles. This is the only one I made up a few years ago. But I don't like to kill anything anymore. Think that happens when you're a Mom?
Thanks, Magpie. Had no clue what the flowers were...I'll get them labeled.Helgamite - yuck! I'll take bloodworms anyday. Awesome photos, Deb.
Hi, Margy! I worked Sat. & have to go in tomorrow, too. Swapped days w/guy that went out of town.Also saw Paula and Wanda's pics--they are great!
DEB: Just checked your posts too:great stuffCOSTUME LADY: The best fireworks I saw are on your and DEB's photo sites... I did see a few from my "front stoop," including the finale, that was pretty impressive. Sure Glad we had all that rain, or we mighta had a few fires in the county..Good to "see" everyone that was on today, and learn about all your things, birds, flowers, insects, people. Nice way to bring the day and the week-end to a close.YOU'RE WELCOME PAULA. LOVED THE RASPBERRIES! I AM NOT POSITIVE ABOUT THE WILD GARLIC..Prayers for all...I know there are a lot of needs all around us and in all corners of the world. xo xo
Thanks, Paula. I had to look up blood worm, too. You have weird creepy crawlies out there.
PS PAULA: NICE TO HEAR YOUR VOICE ON THE HERON VIDEO TOO....NICE TOUCH! BRINGS YOU INTO ALL OUR HOMES !!!
Margy, I believe the flower that resembles the Joe-Pye Weed is a Milk Weed plant. That is where you might find the Monarch caterpillar. Love getting them and watch their stages.
PAULA - HOLD UP ON WILD GARLIC...JUST GOOGLED IT AND I THINK I AM INCORRECT...STILL LOOKING IN MY BOOKS NOW.
Paula, you sure do enjoy mother nature, don't you? I can tell from your photos that you really enjoy being out there with the wild life.
Deb, just saw your hawks! One time when we were at a Motel in Gatlinberg, TN, there was a big field next to it. They had baled hay and some hawks were sitting there. I figured they were looking for mice in that field.Easy pickins'!
You are right, Paula and Margy, that is Wild Garlic.
I have so much in my woods and it is hard to get rid of.
Wanda - have enjoyed Mother Nature all my life! Magpie - you are really good at ID'ing all this stuff. I hear what it is, then I forget!I was surprised to see the heron so close to the nest! Thought for a moment it was an eagle!
Hey all. Just checking in. Haven't taken a single photos since the osprey banding trip. Hope everyone had a great 4th.
Magpie - are you talking about the tiny white flower w/ the yellow center or the one after it?I would love to pick some of those raspberries!
Howdy Bob. I take it you enjoyed the banding trip?
BOB, that is terrible! We need more of your photos.Hope you and yours had a good weekend.
Hi, Bob! Hope you had a good weekend. I gave Greg K. at Park your link for Osprey Album, and we all love your pics!
I think you are right about the mice, Loretta. Hawks like abandoned farms for that same reason.
Absolutely Paula. I'm spoiled now. Everything will seem too far away now.Did anyone post the photos from Carla (one of the other participants on the trip)?
Paula's white flower with the yellow center is called Nightshade.It is poisonous.
I'm on vacation this week Wanda so a trip to Blackwater is in the works (despite the fact that most of the wildlife drive is closed).
We haven't seen Carla's pictures, Bob.
I posted the link the Melanie's album....I'll check on Carla's album
Here's Carla's album Carla's Patuxent River Banding pics
Man, ya'll had the good boat!! What luxury!
WANDA - you are HOT with flowers, Woman! Wait til the New York Ironweed, Asters, and Goldenrod hit the fields - intoxicating !I did find my Butterfly Weed the other day. Glad to see the new night folks cranking up the Nature News...
Here are Carla's (including a couple of me towards the end):Carla's Osprey Banding Photos
Osprey at finny on the water.
Paula - Yes, we lucked out on the boat. Greg wanted to take the little one but it had water in it. It was SOOOO much better having the roof and enough room to walk around.
Wanda - you are good with the flowers too! That will teach me not to touch anything, either! LOL
Thanks for posting the link, Paula and Bob. What a wonderful experience! The state of SD is trying to keep some of the osprey that migrate through here to stay and are starting to have some success.
Those photos make you feel like you are along for the ride. Wonderful, beautiful birds.Looks like the Picerel Weed is taking over.
Bob - have a great week off.Deb - have fun camping later this week!I'm hitting it for tonight...work tomorrow, and boss is off all week. Not sure how much I'll be on here, but will try to post something if I see it!
Good night Paula. I'm outta here too. Night all!
FLOWER ALERT, PAULA:WANDA IS CORRECT, THE TWO AFTER BLUE CHICORY IS MILKWEED (I THINK JOE-PYE MIGHT BE A RELATIVE BUT COMES OUT LATER...)SHE GAVE YOU THE NAME TOO FOR THE WHITE W/YELLOW: NIGHTSHADE. AND THE BIG MAGENTA COLOR THINGS THAT THE BEE WAS ON IS THISTLE IF YOU DIDN'T ALREADY GET THAT ONE...SORRY FOR MY ERRORS.I'LL EMAIL TO YOU TOO...
Slammed Out Tired...Butt Tired...GOOD NIGHT EVERYONEGOOD TO TALK TO SO MANY TONIGHTSLEEP TIGHTPRAYERS (safe return for all our traveling friends)
NATURE NUT: MY BROTHER HAD TO MAKE INSECT COLLECTIONS TOO, HE IS A RESEARCH BIOLOGIST NOW FOR UNIV MARYLAND AT FROSTBURG, STUDIES PRAIRIE DOGS OUT WEST EVERY WINTER, FOR THE LAST 25 OR SO!HE DONATED HIS HIGH SCHOOL INSECT COLLECTIONS TO SHEPHERD COLLEGE (NOW SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY) AND DR BELL THERE TELLS HIM HE STILL UTILIZES THEM IN HIS CLASSES...A LITTLE FORMALDEHYDE AND ETHER GOES A LONG WAY I GUESS..
Night Everyone!Pleasant Feather Dreams!!Hope I can get to sleep--had Panda naps today!! ;>))
Does he come to SD to study Prairie dogs, we have lots of them??
Night, everyone. I am tired tonight, too.
DEB - His first year he was in the Black Hills, thereafter he has been in Utah(Bryce), Arizona, and Colorado. He originally started out studying bank swallows, but discovered it was going to be impossible to really study their colony behavior, so he switched to the Prairie Dogs and has been with them ever since..always took wife and four children along, so they were home-schooled to accommodate that.
Hitting the sack here too.Good Night all...thanks for all the good biology and wildflower lessons tonight. xo
GOOD NIGHT, EVERYONE ...Have a happy Independence Week.I've decided to hope the WE ladies never fledge and enjoy watching them on the nest forever....That oughta get them in the air soon.C(°ﮡ°)DJim
good morning my fine eagle momsters
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