Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thursday

Fresh thread.

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Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Good morning everyone!! Thanks Steve for the new thread. Hope everyone has a great day today.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

My RP is down (of course). MT nest and sleeping panda bears this morning.

magpie said...

Good Morning Eagle Family!

I see we have some nice shadows in OUR nest this morning....

Now, at Loch Garten, we have a nice family portrait, and and at Loch Lowe's - Solo is perched on the nest again...home sweet home...

xo

magpie said...

And there is a stunning sky line at Finney's Nest, and little boats at Ferry Boat Finneys...

magpie said...

I got home pretty late and read ALL the posts that I missed while away for two days. Checked all the sites that you folks posted and checked new photos all around, now that took a little time, but it was WORTH IT!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Good morning everybody. Just dragging my lazy butt out of bed! Thanks Steve and Sis!

magpie said...

I feel like CHRISSY - I took notes !
MOVIN: THANKS FOR THE IWS UPDATES
COSTUME LADY: I'll check Swinging Bridge for the BEAVER soon - he was frisky rascal there last year, also muskrats
MEMA JO: Thanks for the Panda Slide Show from NBC - I missed all the live action! And when I passed the Middletown Exit off I-70 I shouted your name, last night at 7:30 - did you hear me ?????
And I loved your comment about going out to do "about 2 local errands.."
PAULA, ANNIE-MARIE, MEMA JO: Loved your kiddie reports and ALL kid comments all the time from everyone! end of part I, Part II to follow....

magpie said...

Part II:

Hi Double E-S and Double E Sissy:
Good Morning to the early birds, and T-bird who is out to make "dough" - is that pastry dough or cash dough??

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

reckon pineapple upside down cake is a good breakfast food?

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Good Morning Eagle Family;
eagle-eye's sissy,magpie,and eagle
-eyed sharon and any one i missed.

Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

magpie said...

PART II:

My trip to Northern Virginia and Maryland area was great, got to meet two new great-nephews and had some quality time with two older sisters.
I saw some red-tailed or red-shouldered hawks on the way, also some vultures but I pretended they were eagles ! The cidadas are out down there, and I heard some House Wrens, and saw some Eastern Phoebes while there.
Everyone on the highway was well-behaved, and I got a downpour coming through Rockville and Gaithersburg.

This is truly an Eagle Family we have: all the encouraging remarks, support, fun things, it is so nice to read through two days worth of visiting amongst the Momsters and Dadsters....


xoxo

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Good morning Dave, Magpie, Sher!!

magpie said...

Angus just delivered a BIG FISH to Solo and Isla...
and I think there is a Poop Shoot on the lens at Loch Garten..

magpie said...

SISSY: Pineapple upside down cake is good food ANYTIME !

magpie said...

This morning is Veterans' time at the VA for me, so will be getting ready to do that now....
Hope Everyone has a Wonderful Day.

I am Indigo Blue....a rather small group so far....

TTFN - will make one last swing through before hitting the road.

xoxoxo

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Thanks for justifying it for me magpie!! Hope you have a great day. Thanks for all you do for the vets. I am sure they appreciate it alot.

magpie said...

INDIANA DAVE: Good to hear you might be a visiting DADSTER in OCTOBER !! Can Shepherdstown handle this crowd ??? !!!

The town won't be the same after that visit...


ANNE-MARIe: Wonderful to hear the news about your family. Especially the Daughter-Law report!

xoxo

magpie said...

Thanks Sissy, and your encouragement makes it all the more special! They are a special group of gentlemen and ladies there, that's for sure.....
(Now I am going to get ready...)

xo XO xo

MITS said...

GOOD THURSDAY A.M. EVERYONE

MITS said...

pineapple upside down cake sounds good, Sissy....it is fruit, ya know

MITS said...

MARGY I'm tellin....Sissy and Sharon were fighting on the blog last night:):):):)

MITS said...

off to have coffee with the dolphins.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Yes we were, but she was mean to me, it is all her fault, not mine!!

Good morning Mits. That is what I was thinking about the cake, fruit group, cake is like grain or bread.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

oh yeah, cake has eggs in it, so I have dairy as well. Just getting better all the time.

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!---I am a 'bit' late too!!----CONGRATS!! SISSY!--Our #1 EAGLE MOM----today & every day!!!---Didn't you all ENJOY the 'LITTLE PRINCE' yesterday!!----I had to leave for study group----That was just about the time he finally got around to paying attention to his BIRTHDAY FRUITSCICLE!!!---That little 'IMP' was eating every thing except his BIRTHDAY SURPRISE!!!----I saw him on a couple TV NEWS SHOWS!----HE IS LOVED BY EVERYONE!!!----ENJOY this GLORIOUS SUNNY DAY!!---expecting less humidity!!!!---"LIVE" IS GOOD STEVE!----temp is 66° here in WV---'HOME OF BELLE & LIBERTY----PLUS 3 MOUNTAINEERS' -- ENJOY!---LIFE IS GOOD!!

MITS said...

yep, Sissy, has all your basic food groups:)

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' SISSY--MAGPIE---SHARON---INDIANA DAVE--& HELEN!!!---

MITS said...

Good morning Miss Norma:)

floralgirl said...

Morning all:) UH, ok...pass me a piece of that pineapple upside down cake.. sunny and 73° here, not too bad outside, changing the food in the hummer feeders, gotta do it quick, those little buggers get feisty when their feeder disapears.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Good morning, Norma! Hope we all have a great day. Mits, I would love to be on that balcony having coffee with you and the dolphins this morning.

MITS said...

it is still warm and humid here, but winds are supposed to be coming out of the north sometime today, and it looks like good weather for my company...I will have 4 or 5 people staying here, but will be homebase for 12 the next couple of days.

normabyrd said...

awwwwwww! Check the CHIMNEY SWIFT NEST!----You can see all 4'adorable' little ones!!----I think that is DAD holding on to MOM'S wing!!---
Where is DEB--when you need her!!---guess she didn't leave a #?

magpie said...

Okey new morning visitors, Mits, Megan, Norma, the Double E sisters, and Indiana Dave again...

MITS - I did observe some of that "family squabble" - tee hee.

Megan, love your new pics !

Off now to see the Veterans,
no more chatter from me for awhile,
and I leave you ONE EMPTY NEST, and No Live Feed for me either..

xox Take Care all, Prayers, and ENJOY !

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' MEGAN!!---It's going to be a fairly nice day---low humidity!-----terrible yesterday!!---Should I throw out my humming bird stuff??---They have quit coming---noticed a wasp or 2---yesterday--

floralgirl said...

Thanks Magpie, thanks for doing what you do at the VA- it's so important. Hello Sissy, Norma, Mits, Dave and SHaron!

floralgirl said...

Norma, when it is warm, you should change the sugar water in your feeder every two or three days, it will spoil and then they won't drink it.

normabyrd said...

BYE MARGY!---I thought you had gone!!---Wonderful of you to go to the VA Center----Many moons ago I went there a few times---They so appreciated our coming to visit!!!

normabyrd said...

THANKS MEGAN!!---Will do!---What about the wasps?

normabyrd said...

MARGY---Did you check those 'darling little chimney swifts'?----CUTIES!!!

MITS said...

take your cane out with you Norma, and when you see a wasp...slap him silly;)

floralgirl said...

It was recently discovered that bees and wasps are attracted to the color yellow. Since many hummingbird feeders have yellow plastic "flowers" or other parts, try removing such parts or painting them red before hanging your feeder in the spring - once bees learn where food is, they fly right back to the hive to tell all their friends, so avoiding their attention up front works best.
If wasps persist, first try moving the feeder, even just a few feet; insects are not very smart, and will assume the food source is gone forever. They may never find it in its new location, while the hummers will barely notice that it was moved. If that doesn't work, take the feeder down for a day, or until you stop seeing wasps looking for it. You'll see hummers looking for it, too, but they won't give up nearly as soon as the wasps

MITS said...

man those bees and wasps are smart little buggers;)

MITS said...

I wonder who interviewed the bees and wasp to learn that info;)?

normabyrd said...

Thanks MEGAN!---Last year was the first year to have a feeder---now I have 2---Thanks--

normabyrd said...

WHOA!!! HELEN---did your MOM never tell you about the BIRDS & the BEES --- & WASPS???? ho!

floralgirl said...

#@*#@* -got shocked by the electric fence when I was hanging the last feeder- ow... good thing hubby isn't here, he'd be rolling on ground laughing- he's always asking me to check and see if the fence is working.. yep- it is..

MITS said...

omg, you poor thing.....

floralgirl said...

It ain't that bad, always scares me more than anything.. last fall hubby gave me the fence tester which shows how much shock the fence is putting out- and I can't find it- so he says I have to be his fence tester... ha ha- he usually gets shocked way more than me, and yep, I usaully laugh at him when it happens..

floralgirl said...

Here's the hummer food recipe I've always used, Norma. Use one part ordinary white cane sugar to four parts water.
It's not necessary to boil the water. The microorganisms that cause fermentation don't come from the water; they are transported to the feeder on hummingbird bills.
Store unused syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
This mixture approximates the average sucrose content (about 21%) of the flowers favored by North American hummingbirds, without being so sweet it attracts too many insects.

MITS said...

July 9

Tai Shan turned three today! He enjoyed a special fruitcicle made of water and gelatin in the shape of a three. He also received two tiered fruitcicles made of water, bamboo leaves, and various fruits and vegetables. Thanks to everyone who came to the Zoo today to celebrate the big day, and to the hundreds of you who have sent him birthday wishes online.

Get Tai Shan birthday wallpaper for your computer with your donation to the Giant Panda Conservation Fund.

Thanks also to hundreds of donors who are helping the Wolong Giant Panda Breeding Center recover from earthquake damage. We have received more than $55,000 and are grateful for your generosity. This fundraising initiative will end July 15, so if you have not yet made a contribution, please donate today.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

omg, floralgirl, are you okay? those things scare me half to death. And it really isn't necessary to boil tap water, city water?

normabyrd said...

The BB (BIRTHDAY BOY) is strolling around his estate!!---Do you suppose he is hunting another HUGE POPSCICLE?----He just found balloons in a tree---climbed up & hit them--then walked away----Maybe he is just bored today?----
POOR BABY!!!----

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

He looks like he is in time out in the corner.

floralgirl said...

Yep, I'm okay, just a little zap and then a shout from me, no biggie. I hate electric fence, and that is is all around my gardens, but it is the only way we have been able to keep the deer out- and sometimes they get through anyway. www.hummingbirds.net has a lot of good info about hummers.

normabyrd said...

Thanks MEGAN---I thought you had to boil your water!!----I do store in fridge!!---

paula eagleholic said...

Morning, all!

Another busy one here today...can't believe it's Thursday already!

paula eagleholic said...

Lisa has updated the Osprey cam log...

floralgirl said...

I don't think it hurts if you bring the water to a slight boil, it seems to help the sugar dissolve, I've seen it witten both ways, so whatever works for you is good. The most important thing is do not add red food coloring to the mix, and change your food often.

MITS said...

off to farmers mkt....be back later

MITS said...

THANK YOU , SHARON:)

normabyrd said...

SISSY & SHARON---I have a friend who--along with sister & 2 grand- kids are coming to BLUEFIELD tomorrow!!---Are there any places you all would recommend they see!----only staying till Sunday!---

Lolly said...

Good morning! Hot here, no rain in sight. Going to the dentist this morning. Not a good morning. LOL

Paula, thanks for the info. Guess I got confused about the Calif. eagles.

Megan....porn on the blog. Shame on you!

Enjoyed the discussion on the hummingbirds. Our daughter when in the 7th grade did a science project on whether hummingbirds would be attracted to artificial sweeteners in the water. No, they aren't! She won first place in the Regional Science Fair zoology division.

floralgirl said...

Hey Paula:) Aad LIsa has a link to the latest info on the Norfolk eaglet on the BWE page.

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' PAULA!----I so enjoy reading LISA'S blog & looking at the pictures!!----She's COOL!!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Norma, the East River Mountain Overlook is a beautiful site too in Bluefield.

paula eagleholic said...

Buddy Update

UPDATE: July 10 2008, 8am
by Dr. Dave McRuer, Director of Veterinary Medicine at the Wildlife Center of Virginia

On July 8, I took pictures of the eaglet's beak to send to Dr. Avery Bennett for review before surgery [scheduled for July 12 at the Wildlife Center]. The lesion was very dry, much reduced in size, and certainly didn't appear to be giving the bird any problems. After a careful review of the images, Dr. Bennett outlined his surgical plan to debulk the lesion and then to decide on the best method of closing the resulting "hole" in the side of the beak. Options to straighten the beak would then be considered.

On July 9, when the Center's veterinary staff went to examine the eaglet, they found that the lesion had fallen off on its own - it was nowhere to be found! The eagle's immune system was obviously doing its job and taken care of the lesion on its own. Underneath the spot where the mass had been was a beautiful bed of granulation tissue, indicating both the end of the mass and recovery by the body.

We took new x-rays of the bird's head to determine the status of the internal mass. Although soft tissue doesn't show up incredibly well with this modality (hence the original trip to Augusta Medical Center for the MRI), we could not find any trace of the internal lesion. All in all, great news for the eagle.

The next step is to determine what to do with the crooked beak. I've brought Dr. Bennett up-to-date on the latest news about the mass and have been chatting with him about various options. These would include a tension device to bring the beak back into alignment; shaping the beak under general anesthesia and then continuing to keep it short in order to reduce the deviation in the beak; or doing nothing at all surgically and continuing supportive care (feeding) to see if the deviation in the beak will correct itself. Dr. Bennett will be traveling to Virginia later this week as planned.

Whatever technique is used, full correction of the beak will ultimately depend on symmetrical growth of the keratin beak from the growth plate. If that growth plate has been permanently damaged, the beak may continue to have altered growth for the rest of the bird's life. This may be a viable option for a captive bird, but certainly not for a wild one. Time will tell.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Norma, at noon on Fridays they have a Concert in the Square series at Chicory Square uptown. They have a big flea market on Saturdays in the big blue parking building uptown. Other than that, I don't have a clue.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

WELL, YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT MIRACLES! BUDDY IS DEFINITELY A MIRACLE! WOW!!!!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' LOLLY!---Will be thinking of you this am----REMEMBER---to stick your finger nail into your arm & it helps!!!---Ask SUZANNE--I made a believer out of her!!

wvgal_dana said...

Good Morning Sissy, Sharon, Magpie, Ind.Dave, Mits, Norma, Megan, Paula and Lolly ( :

Hi to Sandra and Carol that might be looking in ( :

Thanks for the new thread Steven have a good day.

Mema Jo said...

Good Morning Everyone!
Yummy! Yummy!
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
My favorite - may just need to go to the bakeshop this morning for breakfast!

paula eagleholic said...

Parent brought in nice fish at CT

Mema Jo said...

Great update for Buddy
Sounds like he could get a beak brace

NatureNut said...

Hi Everyone in Eagleland. My day off--so Drs. appt. of course! And next week's free days too. Dentist is one for a filling--that doesn't bother me too much. When I was a kid, was terrified of needles, so I rarely get any.
Thx Paula for Buddy info. It is just amazing how far he's come!
Gotta go get ready----LaTER
Have a Wonderful Day ;>))

Mema Jo said...

Missing Wanda ???

Red said...

Good morning everyone. Great news about Buddy. Maybe surgery will not be required now.

wvgal_dana said...

Thanks for the update on Buddy....Eagle prayers do work!!! ( :



Good morning Jo and Loretta ( :

Hope Lolly you feel better.

Here's thinking of Wanda.....

Relighting Buddy's candle for beak...

Mema Jo said...

Great pic there Mits! Thought I might see it on here after his b-day yesterday! Love it

wvgal_dana said...

Good Morning Red ( : Hope you are making arrangement to come in Oct to Open House...

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Mema Jo, I made 3 pineapple upside down cakes for our family reunion and dumped 2 of em in the floor, half of each one of em. The scrambled mess that was left was some of the best I have had. Everyone at the reunion gobbled it up before the whole cake. I figure it is no worse than a honey bun for breakfast.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

My hummers are feisty out here this morning.

Mema Jo said...

Sissy - even better then a honey bun!
Flippin' cakes can be tricky! I've lost a few of my angel food cakes!

floralgirl said...

Hello Jo, Dana, Red and Naturenut:) Hey Jo- I did put some pictures up last night on my blog for you- did you see them?

paula eagleholic said...

Sissy - Dump cake! Great Eats!

Megan - HP moths! Have to laugh at the walnut tree flower garden!

wvgal_dana said...

Megan I just got finished looking at the "jungle"....why your flowers are beautiful.I couldn't decide which ones I like best. So I just decided ALL OF THE PLANTS..Those Moths are awesome pics. Thank you for sharing ( :

wvgal_dana said...

NORMA----I only see 3 or 4 donkeys...( :

normabyrd said...

MORNING'---DANA---JO---NATURENUT & RED EAGLE!!!---WONDERFUL NEWS ABOUT BUDDY!!!----

floralgirl said...

Thanks:) the walnut garden was created becaue the hole left in the ground was collecting water and we didn't want mosquitoes breeding in it. And I had about 20 cardinal climber vines that were tangled together and I couldn't get them apart, so we shoved then into that huge hole all together.

normabyrd said...

THANKS BLUEFIELD GALS!!---Those are GREAT IDEAS!!---SHARON spends most weekends at flea markets--& KIDS will love the concerts---& scenic views!!!----THANKS!!!!!

wvgal_dana said...

Parent eagle in at Lake Washington

Mema Jo said...

Megan - I looked at all of them at least twice late last night! All that hard labor you put into your garden turns into a beautiful array of colors and fragrances!
Lynne (I think) had a Lunar Moth a couple of blogs back. It was dead when she found it. The moths of which you have the pictures - did you touch them. They looked furry..

normabyrd said...

GERMAN STORKS---were banded 6/27 ---named FINJA & APOLL!!---Have been examined---seem to be in good health!---THAT'S A GOOD THING!!

normabyrd said...

DANA---Must be the time of day!!---Every time I have checked before---there were a pace of donkeys feeding!!!-----ho!

wvgal_dana said...

Wow does LISA have a lot of neat and interesting things to see and read about on her Opsrey Page....You MUSTif haven't GO and SEE wonderful thank you Lisa ( : ( :

paula eagleholic said...

Eaglet in the nest!

floralgirl said...

I didn't touch them because I didn't want them to leave- I had never seen that type of moth before- the female arrived first, and then the male showed up- we were on the deck and realized there were lots of these moths flying around in the air above us,I guess she was attracting them to mate.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

We have a visitor!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

First one I have seen today!

paula eagleholic said...

Awwww, naptime!

normabyrd said...

YEP!!---There is an EAGLET!!---But SHARON---I don't see a spot--do you???

Red said...

It's a little early for me to be making plans for the Oct visit Dana. I was disappointed I couldn't make it in June.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Norma, I think you get the facial today!!

normabyrd said...

RED EAGLE---If you plan to come to visit---the Oct. date is best!!---One can go to the EAGLE NEST & tour the NCTC!!---It is a beautiful place!! they bring in wild life shows, etc.----I am always teasing STEVE that I would pay to work there!----ho!--Ask GLO or VICKY!!---VICKY has come every year!!!

wvgal_dana said...

ALERT JUVIE IN NEST I'm probably late but didn't read comments

wvgal_dana said...

Lake Washington has a juvie and parent in nest

http://www.wdfw.wa.gov/wildwatch
/live_cams/eaglecam-lw.html

wvgal_dana said...

Parent just left but Juvie still at Lake Washington...been an active nest today

wvgal_dana said...

That was such a cute "pose" our Juvie was making...( :

normabyrd said...

MEGAN---I love your gardens---your birds & especially the WALNUT TREE SITE!!!!----I bet that is going to turn out beautifully!!----You have a GREEN THUMB (as they say)--ho!!
WOW!---That is some kind of a MOTH!!!---BEAUTIFUL!!

wvgal_dana said...

WVgal to Red Eagle (cute Norma) must be "prepared"!!!! Wipe that disappointment off your face....NOW start making plans to yourself and "BE HERE AT OPEN HOUSE IN OCTOBER"that's an ORDER ( : You will probably get to meet Bob Quinn too.....besides the rest of us great Eagles !!!

wvgal_dana said...

company bbl

normabyrd said...

ATLANTA'S MEI LAN is asleep in the inside hammock!!----Lots of little kids going by the window!!! Seems every time we see her she is sleeping!!!!

normabyrd said...

1 burrowing owl peeping out!!!

normabyrd said...

WOW!!! DANA----There is NOT ONE DONKEYS NOW!!!

normabyrd said...

KENTUCKY OSPREY NEST is AWESOME!!!----WATCH these JUVIES practicing a take off!!---ho!---FUNNY!---

normabyrd said...

A WHOLE LOT OF ACTION going on at the CT SITE!!----wings---WINGS & MORE WINGS!!!!---They hardly have room to lift off!---HANDSOME BIRDS UP CLOSE!!!

paula eagleholic said...

Our nest has been MT for a little while now!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Okay, now to recount the last few minutes at my house. Mattie came upstairs and said she heard something squeaking in the ceiling. The next thing I know, my dogs have chased something into Justin's room. I go to the door and lo and behold, there is a squirrel on the bed. I got the dogs out. Went downstairs and the flue cover had been knocked off and there was another one behind the gun cabinet. Becky's daddy, Andrew and Tom were down there, closed up the hole and got that squirrel out. Don't know if the one in Justin's room has escaped out the open window yet or not. HEART PUMPING EXPERIENCE!

floralgirl said...

Good grief Sharon, you need the eagle cane!!

MITS said...

ROFLMBO......that must have been a site...

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Ain't no doubt, Mits. I was too chicken to go out there. I bet a squirrel could do some major damage to a person.

MITS said...

I would had stopped at the gun cabinet...to make sure he never came back in;)

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

told Sharon I bet they were like that movie with Chevy Chase with the squirrel, Christmas Vacation.

MITS said...

OMG.......I LOVED THAT SCENE....LOL

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Now, ladies, it was not all that. It was a sight though, that is for sure. Now Peedab is still trying to get behind the gun cabinet, guess she still smells it there. I think the one in Justin room's is gone but not before it got a little bit of the guinea pig food! :)

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

HEY!! Who you callin' a lady, pal?!?

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Okay, so maybe I lost it a little bit, lady and scuzzbag!

Mema Jo said...

lol
Squirrels Take Over House in Bluefield! Love it!
So it took 3 grown men to get the one small bushy tail out of the house and ..... Justin may have a surprise when he climbs into bed tonight!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Front page news in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph in the morning!!

MITS said...

so, like, um, how's the guinea pig???

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Pearl, the guinea pig, is fine. The food bag was open and the squirrel got into that.

MITS said...

maybe your neighbor from Baltimore sent them over Sharon;(

MITS said...

ok, off to the sun deck for awhile:)

Hedgie said...

Hello all!
Hope everyone is having a good day. Trying to do some housecleaning today...one of my favorite chores! LOL--I really don't mind!
Sissy--you made my mouth water! I made a P-UD cake about a month ago...was so-o-o good! Had a bit of trouble w/ the "dump" but managed to keep it all on the plate!
Megan--great pics. And I didn't know, either, that the sugar water doesn't have to be boiled!! TY--that makes for one less thing to do!
Glad you had a good trip, Margy!And thanks from me, too, for your service at the VA!

Lolly said...

So, Mits in on the sun deck and I have been in the dentist's chair. Guess no one promised fair. Now I have to have a root canal, life definitely is not fair!!!

Trying to picture all the squirrels and yelling. ha!

Will try the fingernail in the arm bit at another visit.

New message from Chrissy, Ocean Blue way ahead. Guess we are all alike! Hey, I think we knew that already.

Hurray for Buddy....all those prayers were answered. Still want that beak straight so he can fly wild and free!!!

Hedgie said...

Sharon,
Last summer I went into the "stove room" in the basement and noticed a lot of real fine ash all over the outside of the stove door. Didn't pay any real attention to it. Then, for some reason, a few days later, I was in there again and opened the stove and found a big dead one laying in the ashes. It must have come down the chimney, gotten through the baffles and into the stove and couldn't get out. I imagine it frenzied itself so bad and pulverized the ashes so fine that it probably inhaled so much of it that it died. Strange thing was...never heard anything; doxie never noticed anything, and thank goodness, it hadn't started to smell yet!

Mema Jo said...


Link to Buddy's Candles

Mema Jo said...

My pc is freezing up
Going to clean it up

BBL

Floralgirl said...

Have we heard from Wanda today?? It's not like her to go AWOL like some of us sometimes do.

Squirrel said...
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Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

OMG!! How funny is that. You go Squirrel. That is absolutely too good.

Red said...

Can someone tell me how to put a link to a photo on here. Must be different than forums. Thanks.

NatureNut said...

ROTF
It appears we have a rodent among us!!!! TEE HEE I love it!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

When is the open house in October?

Floralgirl said...

Oh great, now the squirrel is loose in the blog...Sharon!!!
The NCTC open house is October 18 from 10-4.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

I told her she didn't get em all, Megan. She wouldn't listen to me.

Red said...

Open house is Saturday October 17th.

Floralgirl said...

No, Saturday October 18th.

Hedgie said...

Squirrelly Sharon--you are too funny!!

Red said...

Well I was close. lol

Floralgirl said...

Yep! close but no cigar..as they say...

Red said...

Good, I can't stand them.

Floralgirl said...

HA! HA!! what no smelly cigars for you?? Yucky things those cigars.

squirrel-eyed sharon said...

Now Mattie will not go downstairs by herself.

squirrel-eyed sharon said...

That was just too funny!

Red said...

I did smoke cigaretts for 55 years. Have been off now for almost a year. Pat my back. lol

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Heck yeah, Red. You deserve a pat on the back. That is some hard stuff. I will have 10 years no cigs in November. I am so grateful to be free of them nasty things.

magpie said...

Parent and Baby at Barton Cove...
Sweeeeeet !

Floralgirl said...

That's great, Red. You deserve a pat on the back for that. Sharon, is that really you, or the squirrel?? Poor Mattie- I'm sure that freaked her out. Dumb ole squirrels.

magpie said...

Soon as I say it, Mother disappears...

squirrel-eyed sharon said...

This is really me. I wasn't the squirrel the first time! :)

Floralgirl said...

OK, just checking, can't be too careful, those squirrels are sneaky.. going back outside for a while. bbl-

Lolly said...

ROTFLMBO!!!!! That is too funny! Now the squirrel has gotten to the computer! I knew this place was NUTS!

Mema Jo said...

ROFLMBO

Hey there Mr Squirrel
You better not let Mattie see you!!!
She'll have those dogs hunt you down!

Tooooooooo funny! You best put a trail of nuts from behind the gun cabinet to the kitchen door.....

Lolly said...

!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!! O_O
!!!! !!!!!!! /@ @\
!! !!!!!! \ x /
!!!!!!/ m !m
!!!!/ __ |
!!!!|/ \__
!!!\______\

When do squirrels chase People?........


When they think they are nuts!!

magpie said...

Sharon - That's hilarious, love the avatar!
Sissy's squirrel is probably related to the one that lived in the ceiling in my bathroom between me and the upstairs apartment for 18 months! Critter guy finally live-trapped it and got it outta there - just about lost my mind over that one, and squirrelly ruined the ceiling....I stopped putting bird feeders out over that whole fiasco....

Mema Jo said...

Lolly - you have to call it as you see it! lol

Lolly said...

Well, that didn't come out quite ritht! But you get the picture!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Lolly, what a great pic!!

magpie said...

Well that's what I get for speedreading, sorry Sissy and Sharon, I see it is SHARON'S squirrel.

Mema Jo said...

I am headed for dinner

BBL

**I have not heard from Wanda..

squirrel-eyed sharon said...

I just love how much fun we can have on here with whatever life hands us!

squirrel-eyed sharon said...

Actually, it was 2 lovely squirrels in my house today.

magpie said...

I missed a fly out at Barton's cove. Babe was snuggled down in the nest and I was lulled into thinking he was going to stick around awhile!

magpie said...

Barton Cove Eaglet is back...in the branch above nest, you can see its shadow - Way Cool

MITS said...

Sharon, is that Squirrelock Holmes;)?

magpie said...

I apologize, I should know that as soon as I post something the image changes...shadow has disapeared at Barton - maybe that is because the sun is behind the clouds....I'll behave myself now...

Lolly said...

Time for me to get off...my sister will be here soon.

Bye Squirrely friends!!!!

magpie said...

Hope I didn't incite a RIOT by mixing up the two Double E girls...

tee hee

xo

magpie said...

I can't help myself - the sun is out and the Eaglet shadow is back at Barton Cove...

squirrel-eyed sharon said...

Everybody has always gotten these 2 sisters mixed up!

magpie said...

Sounds Good Squirrel-Eyed Sharon, that way you can get into mischief and blame it on sister dear !!!!
( And I suppose, vice versa....)

xo

magpie said...

By the way, does anyone have Live Feed?

paula eagleholic said...

Love the sneaky squirrel!

Heading home, catch ya'll later!!

paula eagleholic said...

Magpie - RP is still down. I did email Steve today to let him know!

magpie said...

Okey-Doke, thanks, Paula, I am not complaining...just wondered if my computer was conspiring against me again....
Catch ya' later Paula. Tomorrow is FRIDAY !!!!

Just saw Solo fly up onto a branch and disappear, and maybe he flew farther out now.....it's quiet there..

magpie said...

Regarding my volunteer time at the VA Center: The Veterans are like our Eagles, symbols of freedom and integrity. Without them, what would we have?
I have two nephews in the military and I promised them I would do this in support of their active status. Both have been to Iraq a few times, one's a Helicopter pilot in the marines, the other is a Navy Seal. They are both in California now, one in San Diego at Miramar, the other in Monterey.
Thanks to all of you for your encouraging remarks. These visits are a true blessing in my life.

xo xo

magpie said...

WE HAVE A MOUNTAINEER !!

magpie said...

And a 90-second refresh..please stay little one so others can see you...get away from that launch pad !

magpie said...

That is one beautiful and stately "Eaglet" - hard for me to believe he has honored a request from a mere Magpie to stick around awhile...BUT HE OR SHE IS READY AND RARIN' TO GO !!!

COSTUME LADY: You are giving us heart failure...looking forward to seeing your name on here soon.

I'm headed out to Swanging Bradge to see if I can find some Beaver or Muskrat action..

TTFN xoxox Take Care, All xoxo

magpie said...

Well Well, NOW TWO MOUNTAINEERS....HOW CAN I LEAVE NOW ???

squirrel-eyed sharon said...

Well, last night the battery light came on in the car. Today I took it to AutoZone to get the alternator checked. It is bad and now I can't get the car back home! What a day!

squirrel-eyed sharon said...

Well, Magpie, that is quite a memory you have!

MITS said...

blame it on the squirrel, probably broke your battery

squirrel-eyed sharon said...

I bet you are right Mits!!

squirrel-eyed sharon said...

Okay, this squirrely is out of here. BBL!

wvgal_dana said...

Just got back on comments to read.

You probably already know but EAGLE ALERT OUR NEST 30 SEC REFRESH

What a pretty site! ( :

wvgal_dana said...

JUVIE ALERT AT OUR NEST STILL THERE

wvgal_dana said...

Margy the Veterans do really appreciate it. I worked VA Baltimore as a Ward Clerk. They just loved visits. Even people sending cards or coming in to help them send a letter out.

Hedgie said...

Dana,
Wonder if VA has stopped allowing cards to "any Vet" like the military hospitals have stopped mail to "any soldier"???

NatureNut said...

We just got home from Outback dinner & I see a Big Baby in the nest!!!

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