Thanks for the new thread Steve. I'll let others know.
Good morning!! Thanks Red for the heads up. Thanks Steve for the new thread. Hope to see some eagles today. Pandas are doing what pandas do best, nothing (wish I was a panda). Supposed to have some storms here today, hopefully not too bad, though.
Thanks Steve,and good morning redIndiana Nesting Eagles----Dave
My still cam is a rainbow, can't see a thing.
OH and good morning eagle-eye'ssissy. Ind----Dave
Good morning Red, Sis, and Dave! Hope all have a great day!
Good Morning Red, Sissy,Dave and Sharon.Thank you Steven for the Tuesday Thread. Have a Good Day !Have to go to other thread to see was was wrote today.
Good morning, Dana.
Sorry, and Dave and Sher (sis-o-mine) and Red (again).
Well, they are showing Tian Tian on one cam and Tai on the other. Maybe Mei is cooperating with an ultrasound? MTBR!
I see where earlier Jim did his late night or earlier morning commenting. Hi Jim.Magpie Opened the morning session. Hearing katydids. Oh work day today. Have A Good Day ( : Hi Thelma was on earlier am today too. Thelma I still haven't gotten a chance to see that Hooded Crow at Finney site yet. Thelma headed out to work too.. Have a Good Day also. ( :
Good morning all. Suzanne was off yesterday. Have a good day everyone.
Good morning Ceil. Watching these panda bears this morning, just too cute.
You too Ceil ( :Glad Suzanne is ok
GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!---It is a DARK---CLOUDY---THUNDERING---WINDY---RAINY morning---temp at 68°----WOW!---REALLY BLOWING & POURING!!----now lighting & LOUD THUNDER!!----here in WONDERFUL WILD WEST VIRGINIA!!----"HOME OF OUR 3 MOUNTAINEERS---PLUS --- THEIR REGAL PARENTS---BELLE & LIBERTY!!---(pray they are all hunkered down & safe)----CONGRATS!! RED EAGLE----Our #1 EAGLE DAD---today & every day!!!---THANKS STEVE!!---Remember "LIVE" IS GOOD!----RAIN is GOOD for our area!!---LET'S ALL TAKE A WALK & DANCE IN THE RAIN---REJOICE ON THIS GLORIOUS RAINY JULY DAY!!!----GOD LOVES US!!
MORNIN'---RED EAGLE---SISSY----INDIANA DAVE---SHARON---DANA & CEIL!!!
Good morning, everyone. Sun is shining, 63 degrees, only going to be 86 today!
DANA---I need to go back & check yesterday's blog too-----SKY HAS TURNED PINK!----'red clouds in morning---sailors give warning'
MORNIN' DEB!!---Doesn't the SUN always shine in SD?----ho!
Good Morning Deb and Norma ( :Norma lots of donkeys at the feeder.
DANA---I have been watching the donkeys every day!!---There were hardly any donkeys some days---But now I am seeing more each am!!---
Norma, I wish, seems like it has been cloudy a lot the last week.
Norma didn't you find where they were called "a pace" of donkeys? As I remember ( :
SISSY---I just saw the 'LITTLE PRINCE' begging for food at the screen window----Oh they handed him a big treat!!---He is a 'HAPPY CAMPER' now!!---Bless his little heart!!---ho!
YEP!---I did DANA!---Also saw the dark--almost black---donkey!!----Are you feeling better?---Pray you are!!
Really LARGE turkeys at the PA WOODS SITE!!
ADULT IN OUR NEST!!
I thought for sure a juvie would be in for breakfast, but adult is still alone. Hope everyone sees it.
Empty nest, again.
Deb my refresh had alot of lines through it. I thought I seen an adult. Wasn't sure...now I am since you seen one in our nest.
MAGPIE & T-BIRD were the earliest of the EARLY this am!!---Just scanned yesterday's thread!!!---JO!---you 'got it right'!---We do talk--talk--& talk some more!!---ho!-------LIFE IS GOOD ON THE BLOG!!------
Just checked in on CT some of the osprey have something to eat. Probably others already had some. They get fed well at that nest. ( : by Lola and Kidd.
We are about to get a "storm" here. Don't know if I'll be getting off or not. We'll see....
DEB---Sorry I missed the EAGLE!!---we have a light rain now---Maybe MEGAN or WANDA will check in & give us an update on weather---
Here comes the loud thunder !!!!
Looks like Mom in nest at Washington Osprey.
At Shady Side MD Discovery Village 2 osprey on platform. Well I'm closing down for awhile...see you friends later ( :
Good Morning Everyone. Busy this AM...didn't get a chance to check the still cam for eagle visit. Didn't see any here,either :>(, yet.
Good Morning! Overcast here in the valley. Rained throughout the night.Reading emails and catching up here on the blog......Thanks for the pic Deb - I see an MT nest now - so I guess he ate the whole thingy! Yuck! Maybe he took it with him. BRB
GOOD TUESDAY MORNING EVERYONE
packing up day here, long day at zoo tomorrow, will be there from 1 til 7.
NCTC NEST FORCASTRest of TodayMostly cloudy. Numerous showers and thunderstorms late this morning...then scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. » ZIP Code Detail TonightMostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. WednesdayMostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. » ZIP Code Detail Wednesday NightMostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. ThursdayPartly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. AMEN:)!
Some of you may have seen this but here is an interesting and heart warming story about a man and an eagle.http://www.sarveywildlife.org/Story.aspx?id=7
Quiet day, I guess everyone is busy. My pictures from yesterday are up. I did it different and there is a view album choice this time.
Red that was beautiful. I cried. We do need animals to get us through troubled times and they need us.
Fantastic Deb. Especially the baby cormorants (sp?) Thank you.
good Morning all. Its almost 9:00 and I'm still not dressed yet. Talk about a different life.
Anne-Marie, I don't normally get dressed until about 3 or 4 and that is only if I have to go out. I love working from home!
Ceil I was thinking about the same thing about amimals and their love when we need it. My dog went through teriable morning when my husband died.My daughter had a dog that helped her through a divorce. They are a gift.
I can get into a work mode in a night gown. I have to get dressed or I dont get anything done. Maybe things will change with time.
How do you guys plan a picnic or an out door activity in the summer. It seems to me it would be so frustrating. We dont see rain from May to October or Nov.
"Men plan, God laughs"!
With an alternative plan in mind. Almost all parks have shelters and they are free to reserve. If it is a nice passing shower, a little water never hurt anyone, is my philosophy. You just go with the flow!
Good one, Sharon.
thats my problem Sharon. I plan and God shakes his head at my stupidity and gaul. When will I ever learn to let go and let God.?
Tummy says I forgot to eat breakfast. BBL
DEB!----I have been attempting to get caught up in email----But I looked at your photographs earlier!!---Just told SUZANNE how great they are!!!----Honestly--you are GOOD!---You have an eye for seeing beauty where others don't----(that didn't come out right---but you know what i mean)!----I ENJOYED YOUR PHOTOS!!----Thanks for sharing!!!----
Hi, eagle buds! A gray, gloomy morning has turned into another hot, sunny day...more storms forecast here throughout the afternoon and evening.Red, what a wonderful story. Of course, it made me cry, too! Hope everyone is having a great day.Thought for the day from the late George Carlin in RD: "Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong." LOL!Everyone be safe out there.
Well, it looks like I am not going to turn into a panda anytime soon. I have decided to paint Hollie (my black long-haired dachshund) white in places and pretend she is a panda. She is cuddly like a bear. It might work.
Thanks, Norma. It is not often that you look up and right over your head is a great egret. That was fun yesterday, there were so many. If any one knows what the angry chick is, please let me know. I thought it might be a yellow-headed blackbird, but not according to any pictures I have found. It looks like he is chewing out the other bird.
Loved your quote, Sharon.Anne Marie, we just have to remember that we can't control the weather, and we try not to let it control us!My eldest is at the beach this week, and she woke up this am to watch the sunrise, and saw a surfside dawn wedding in progress. How cool is that?
MORNIN---NATURENUT---JO---HELEN & ANNE-MARIE!!----If I missed anyone----please yell!!-----We had a TERRIBLE STORM this am---now it's sunny & humid!----forecasting thunder showers today & tomorrow!!!
July 22Mei Xiang turns ten years old today! All of our fingers are crossed that she will give birth in this milestone year.In the past couple of days, Mei has continued to combine nest building and eating. She has been observed doing this for several minutes at a time, as well as cradling her Kong toy. She also ate part of a biscuit in an enrichment ball. In general, she seems moderately alert.HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MEI XIANG:)
Wanted to view your pics before lunch. They are really really excellent pictures! I guess the angry chick is saying "Get off My FENCE". lol Getting lunch BRB
Lynn that was a good one. I liked George Carlin when he wasn't vulgar.Anne Marie you listen to God.God sometimes has other ideas. You talk about rain for picnics. We have people who plan out door weddings for the summer months. I got married in February. Cold but sunny. We were lucky. Helen got married in August. Hot and humid. Off to watch some cams.
HEY ANNE!---Are you on vacation?How's the BABY?----
No birthday party for Mei? 10 is a milestone for pandas.
HEDGIE---Did I miss you?---SORRY--I like CARLIN too!!----
OH WOW -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEI XIANG!!!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday to you!Happy Birthday to you!Happy Birthday Mei Xiang!Happy Birthday to you!
GERMAN STORK NEST!----1 stork is in the nest now!!---One has lifted off---not sure if this one has or not!!
Good Afternoon Everyone...won't even try to name all of you...I'd be sure to forget someone...It has taken me days to catch up - when will I learn not to go away???Norma, I saw yesterday you asked about Iceland. My hubby, son and grandson went there 3 years ago for 10 days. They loved it! Rented a car and toured the whole island stayed in Hostels. They did a lot of their own cooking as food was Very Very expensive if you ate out. But they took some wonderful photos, walked on Glaciers, climbed mountains. Sure wish I had gone with them. They saw lots of Puffins, but not to many other birds. A harsh land, but very beautiful!
Back for a minute. Norma I got laid off. Not on vacation. allot of other people got sent home too. after 19 years with that company I am a little confused as to what to do next. right now I am trying to figure out my medical.
they don't really celebrate the adult pandas BD's, don't know why? Right now they are a little more concerned if she or if she isn't with cub;)
Three lucky people from the Norfolk forum got to transport an injured eagle up the the Wildlife Center of Virginia. It sounds like the eagle is in bad shape, but luckily it is now in good hands.Eagle transport Be sure to look at page 5 also.
Anne Marie you will be lead in the right direction. Their loss. My husband's plant shut down 10 years ago. Forced him into an early retirement. Good for him in some ways. He does not keep himself busy enough. We are here for you. We will find you a job closer to the nest. LOL
Forgot to add, Deb, I loved your pictures... you do have an eye for photography!!!Anne-Marie - the letting go is the hard part...but once you do it... it is wonderful! It is so good to know that God is in charge!HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MEI XIANG!!!!Dana, I understand about walking on uneven ground... Every time I do that I pay for it big time. Sure hope you are feeling better now!Wanda, did I miss an update on Dustin? Our son Mike was diagnosed on Friday with Lyme disease. Sure hope they are both OK with no lasting side-effects!Prayers and hugs for all!
Deb, I just took a visit with your pictures. boy when you retire you have another trail you can travel. You are good.
GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY..C(°ﮡ°)DJim
good Morning Mits. Are you at the beach still?
Hi Jim, I never get to say good morning to you. This may be fun after all.
I am kind of retired now, Anne, but it isn't forever. After 23 years in Retail, I quit last year, took some classes at the University and then promised myself a year of freedom. My year is almost up and then back to reality. I didn't know I would enjoy it so much, but here I am dreading going back to work. The question is what to do next. I thought about going back to teaching, but I can't get excited about it. We'll see, I still have 2 months to go.
Iris my only daughter had Lyme and she was 17. It gave her a few problems at first but she is fine now. My prayers are for him and Dustin.
Deb, what about teaching photography at an adult or senior center?
yes Anne-Marie, still at beach, but packing up to come home now, watching an approaching storm, that may delay my departure
I have to tell a story on myself. the night of my leaving work my children called and said we were going out to dinner to celebrate my freedom. I am so worried about finances I wasnt in the mood but they insisted. I cleaned myself up and headed to the place they had picked and they had taken over the place. they had a big sign printed. " My Mommy is an unemployed Bum!" they had the patrons rolling in the isles and it was a night of laughs and jokes. We should have charged an intertainment tax. Thats the way to leave a job!
Be careful Mits. Your safe if you stay put until its over. Your kind of storms scare me to death.I have never seen rain like that before.
That sounds like it was a fun night, Anne.Paula must still be without internet at work, she hasn't been on today.
Our nest looks so pretty and shady but it is ugly because it is MT!
Anne-Marie, I love what your kids did for you. What great kids!!! Must mean they have a GREAT MOM!!!
Thanks Gang, now I think I had take care of some more business. Its stressful but it must be done. I will be back when I need a break and some sanity. Next it my medical. I have got to make sure I get the medical I was promised. BBL
Oh Anne-marie Nebraska storm was the worst I ever saw. I have been in a few. Great story about your unemployment. Deb you have so much talent in photography. I retired for almost a year. Loved it. I work very little now. One day a week most of the time.
IRISF----I so enjoyed meeting the kids from ICELAND----I would love to go visit!!---Asked so many questions---ICELAND sounds like a wonderful place to visit!!----Talked about their SNOW or WHITE TAILED EAGLES & PUFFINS--told us about PTARMIGAN birds--grouse family--are a white bird, which I think they eat!!----They do work relating to computers---they are out of college--still kids to me! ----The kid that was a native, said his family had been in ICELAND since 940--!!
I think I might be able to retire by 2050!
Hi, Anne-Marie and Deb,I was up early, opened AOL and emailed Suzanne a couple ... she was at work today, in case you didn't know.Then I opened a bunch of stuff in FireFox, barely looked at anything before I laid back down for a minute (to rest my back)(I never used to have a sore back, by the way), and you guess the ress. It worked so well, I'm still sleeping while sitting up.Well, the good news is my Cable hookup is back to its full speed best this morning.Boy, it was "almost" as slow as dial-up yesterday P.M.! I was googling the Internet for "slow speed tests." Hahahaha.C(°ﮡ°)DJim
I'm glad you're taking the Unemployment thing so well, Anne-Marie.What's the next opportunity you are planning to partake of?C(°ﮡ°)DJim
Anne Marie, so sorry about your job. Great party by your kids! Hope it all works with your medical...I found out last week, along w/ my fellow salaried GM retirees, that they are taking away our health care benefits effective age 65, as of the first of the year. Since I'm already on disability and drawing Medicare, it will probably affect me then, too. Big corps can pretty much do whatever they want--we are just numbers, and they don't want us! Praying for you, and also for your son, Iris! Wanda's Dustin is doing so much better now.Wonderful story from the VA gals about the ill/wounded eagle.Deb, your pics are really good--you SHOULD teach photog!Happy Birthday, Mei!!
No new update on Buddy yet...still!
getting ready to go soon, taking laptop with me, may are may not be able to hook it back up:(, not good with these manual things.
ANNE---I am so SORRY--any mention of them calling you back? Didn't you work for the government?This may be a good thing---we never know what will be in store for us!-----enjoy this vacation!!---But I am a bit like you!!---I can't get organized until I get dressed in the am!--ho!----Will keep you in my thoughts---REMEMBER ANNE!!!--YOU GOT SPUNK!!---& DON'T FORGET IT!!!!!!
Be careful Mits!! Show us some purty pics tomorrow on those babies.
I can't seem to find any newer update on Buddy's condition than 7/17. Am I doing it wrong?C(°ﮡ°)DJim
DEB---Wonderful story about the GOOD SAMARITANS!!----Bet they would pay to be able to take the injured EAGLE to the vet----ho!----Read that the girl was so excited that an EAGLE has been her pick-up truck!!----I WOULD BE TOO!!---SOMETHING ABOUT AN EAGLE!!!!!!!!
Don't think you are doing anything wrong, Jim. No update on site since the 17th.
JIM---I was checking yesterday & that was the latest update then!!!
Jim, Have not seen any updates on Buddy since last week. Norma they said it enjoyed the air conditioning.
Morning, Deb, Norma.. What's wrong with that eagle they hauled to the center in the pickup??C(°ﮡ°)DJim
Both of the sisters have returned to WE, hoping for lunch to be delivered.C(°ﮡ°)DJim
JIM---They just said the EAGLE was badly injured!!---Did you see DEB'S note!!
Okay, I think they have cam 1 on Tai and cam 2 on Tian??? Reckon that means something?
As soon as I typed that, they put cam 2 on the birthing den but nobody there.
I've been lurking off and onGetting dinner food & the house ready for d-i-l b-day this evening.Instead of ice cream cake or regular cakes - we'll have Cheese Cake!I've been reading through comments I missed and I am so proud to be a member of this group that shows so much compassion & support to those when they need it the most! We are one heck of a group
Good afternoon Jim!! How's it going?Mema Jo, I am so proud to be part of this most awesome group that came from 2 mighty eagles!
Hello Everyone....We got thunderstorm before 11 that cancelled 3 programs. (Supposed to come thru tonight...DUH!!)Now it's sunny, hot & humid. Deb, got to look at most of your beautiful pics (takes many minutes to open a pic because this 'puter is not supposed to be able to go online!!!!Don't tell!!)3 people here say your baby waterfowl is a grebe due to body shape & orange bill.And the hairy has a too long tail for a woody.The mad chick may be a kind of blackbird. Sorry, not much help---guess you gotta be there!!!
Hi Jo. I was wondering where you were. Love cheesecake and I like pie better than cake. Great group we have here.
Yeah, well, I like cake, pie, cheesecake AND ice cream better than either of you...So there.P.S. Chocolate chip cookies with walnuts like Mama used to make too. Also, the kindly next door neighbor used to make an absolutely delicious thing called by her sons and us kids "fly cemeteries."C(°ﮡ°)DJim
She hasn't done it recently, but my sister learned from that kindly next door neighbor how to make a fabulous chocolate cream pie.C(°ﮡ°)DJim
I personally love peanut butter pie and oatmeal butterscotch cookies! I can't make the pie but I can make the cookies!
I love you too Jim!! but I sure love my desserts! Will you please try to describe the "fly cemeteries"
Glad I have my 3:00 half cup coffee to curb my hunger for dessert....lol
We are due a visit from Bob QuinnI am thinking we haven't heard from him since he was on a week's vacationI sure could be wrong! I think you're right Deb in that Paula's pc at work isn't running on the network. Won't hear from her until she arrives at home.......
Don't know about that one Jim. I love desserts.
"Fly cemeteries" are made on a cookie sheet...I don't know how to make them, but I wish I did right now ....She would put a layer of very flaky pie crust top and bottom on a layer of cinnamon-raisin pie filling (her own recipe).After baking, she would cut it into largish squares or rectangles.Geez, they were good.C(°ﮡ°)DJim
P.S. I don't know if she baked the lower sheet of crust first or not.You've heard of sheet cakes. This is a delicious sheet pie.C(°ﮡ°)DJim
Fly Cemeteries:- Referred to in Cookery books as Fruit Squares http://recipes.stsams.org/recipes/flycemet.html
Well, I talk to you later.Got to take care of some business around here.C(°ﮡ°)DJim
tHANKS, Red. I'll look at the recipe later in detail. This could be connected to our neighbor actually.She was born in Scotland and emigrated to NZ, where she had at least one sister and her family.Later she immigrated to the States where she met her old man...in Idaho, I believe. They were quite a couple of characters, had been many places and done many things.I know she wrote regularly to her family in NZ, so that could easily be the connection.C(°ﮡ°)DJim
Thanks red. I take it back Jim. The name is strange but the receipe sounds great.
Now all we need is someone to volunteer to whip of a batch of thoseFly Cemeteries...I had to go down to the bank and it has turned into One Hot Hot Day out there!
Hey Jim, checked out the recipe Red found....if I can convert the metric measures, I'll make it for you in October with our wonderful local apples!!
Jo, my brother-in-law makes an awesome cheesecake! Of course, they live in Missouri now so I never get any! Have a fun party!
I should have said that b-i-l won't share his recipe...boo!
I have recipe for the worlds greatest cheesecake. lol Really I do. you can find it at:http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=149&mforum=4eaglelovers
Just sent a Momster email to all of you.... Belle Baker sent it to me so I would forward it... It's the rest of the story. How Christian the lion became a YouTube sensationI will return this evening.....Dinner needs some final touches... Peace
HELLO EVERYONE...I've been busy today; no time for 'puter. RED, you are full of CHEESECAKE!
Red, that recipe sounds better than the kind w/ graham cracker crust!! Will have to give it a try. Thanks!
People who will not share receipes. I am happy when someone says can I have that receipe. My grandmother made the best pieroges. They were not your normal ones they were like a crepe with cottage or ricotta cheese. Have a good receipe for chocolate cheese cake. How did we get off animals? Jo have a good party. I know you will.
Wanda, I resemble that remark. Hedgie the crust on this one is hard to make but delicious.
Red, I went to the URL that you gave us, and it was foreign language. My apologies...I will try again.
This is what I am getting:K-Studio::久しぶりの連休月曜と火曜は連休でした。 てことで、月曜日は福岡まで遊びに逝ってきました。 といっても、アプガレとSABとパソコンショップを巡回してラーメン食って帰ってきただけですが(笑) ... http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=149&mforum=stam ...
Its getting hot! so I closed up the house and will find things that need to be done in here. business is taken care of for a while. EDD sent their mail. they want me to apply for so many jobs a week to be able to receive the money back I have given them for the past 50 years or they wont give me any of my money. something is wrong there.
Wanda, that must be the recipe for Wing Dings!!! LOL.
Anne Marie--what's EDD??
Jims raisen stuff sounds like raisen bars. havent made them in years. Use to make them with mince pie filling.
(raisin), sorry, I cant type today
Wanda, the link I gave you is under Glo's For the love of eagles forum under recipes. Try this link.http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=25&mforum=4eaglelovers&sid=3add023751e272b7f3d85b42c79cc0bacopy and paste.
West End two eaglets waiting for dinner.
Lynn, that is REALLY what I came up with, using the URL that Red gave us. He hit and ran...Red come back. Tell me I am not crazy!
Red, my mouse and cursor must have a VIRUS...still getting nothing. Lynn how did you get through to the receipe?
Better yet, try this one. Scroll all the way down to Recipe and help yourself, They're all Free. lolhttp://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/index.php?mforum=4eaglelovers
Try this, Wanda: Red's Recipe
Deb, you are wonderful! Thanks.RED...sounds delicious; I noticed that this is low calorie! LOL
Thanks Deb. Now tell me how you did the link. That makes it much simpler.
Hi, its me....Mits, I'm home, and it is HOT, left the beach and it was a nice breezy 80 and here it is 96:(
Not low calorie. Also not cheap.
Red, check your mail. I sent it through Kent forum system, hope that works.
Wanda, glad you finally got to the right site! I had just copied and pasted w/o trouble. Weird what you were getting! Anne Marie--I can remember when I was laid off back in '80...we had to apply to at least three places every week, plus report to the U/E office each week...bummer. But we started drawing monies after the first 14 days off, and we were not required to accept a job that paid less than what we had been making prior to layoff. Thankfully, too, at that time, they had the 26 week extension of benefits because of the overseas job stuff....I think that MAY be in effect again...which would give you 52 weeks, if you can afford to live off what U/E pays (varies by state).
Here is the link that Jo sent to Eaglet_Momsters email - just in case some of you don't subscribe...Learn the rest of the storyhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25797678/from/ET/Be sure to get it all on one line when you copy it...Deb, could you send me the "how to" email too?
Update on pictures I posted. The babies I thought might be cormorants and Loretta thought might be grebes. We were both wrong. They are baby coots. Who knew that they start with orange heads and beaks and grow up to have black heads and white beaks? Not me.
what a coot!!!!!:):):):)
Iris, check your mail. Don't you have them there? They are almost all black, except I white beak. I will get a picture.
We call them "mud hens" or coots here and they are in every pond, lake and river in the state. They can be a pest. Not even coyotes will eat them if they have another choice.
Hedgie my paper work said something of the same. At 66 I'm not over ancious to beat the sidewalks again. Now it Mits would find me a rich sugar daddy I wouldnt have to.
I'll take a rich sugar daddy, too. Only I want mine to let me do whatever I want to do! lolI checked, the coots are mainly west, but can be found in the east. We don't have them in the winter.
We have them all year round . many birds just stay here. Oh and by the way, I bought a small bird book to go in my camera case in Yosemite and found what was a Bluebird is a Bunting. I was so thrilled to have seen a Bluebird and it isnt.
Anne Marie...can you draw U/E and Social Security? That would probably be pretty good!
Need to check on my watering. BBL
I'm not sure I can. I have widows benefits from my husband.I'm figure it all out in the end.
July 22Today is Mei Xiang's tenth birthday! We celebrated by rewarding her with two two-foot-long pieces of sugarcane, after coming out this morning for an ultrasound. It was a great effort on Mei’s part but once she entered the training cage, she settled down and cooperated for the procedure. She ate everything offered to her, although she did it in her slow and sleepy mode. She is still keeping us guessing on all fronts: hormones, behavior, and ultrasound. After yesterday afternoon's observations—she cradled her Kong toy and licked her paw a couple of times—there were no pregnancy behaviors again until this morning. At 5:50 a.m. she was playing with her Kong toy, cradling and chewing it for five minutes. To give you a sense of what our vigilant volunteer behavior watchers take note of, here is a list of this morning's observations:5:50 – 5 min cradling, chewing Kong 5:57 – 2 min shredding bamboo6:05 – 1 min shredding bamboo6:19 – 4 min paw lick9:01 – 1 min bamboo shredding10:24 – 5 min paw/arm lick10:36 – 5 min paw/arm lickThese behaviors are somewhat encouraging, although the episodes are brief. Mei Xiang is still leaving the den to rest on the rocks in the exhibit enclosures.2ND UPDATE FOR TODAY AT ZOO
What to Expect if Mei Is ExpectingWe wanted to let our pandas' fans know our plans for the panda cams and exhibit if Mei Xiang gives birth to a cub this year. The web cams will be turned off if we believe a birth is imminent. We will turn them back on soon after the birth but we cannot say exactly when. (We may think a birth is imminent and later learn that Mei experienced a pseudopregnancy.) If Mei has a cub, the indoor panda habitat will be closed for several weeks to months. The outdoor portion of the Fujifilm Giant Panda Habitat will be open to the public. We will work as expeditiously as possible to share all the news with you.WHAT TO EXPECT IF THERE IS A BIRTH
Evening, all!Hope everyone is well!Computers - sometimes ya love 'em, other time ya hate 'em! Today, I hate 'em. Been working on internet problem at work - sort of working, but it's tenuous. It's a he said/she said situation. Then it messes up everything else! Forgive me if I don't spend too long on the computer tonight...a glass of something on the deck is more inviting at this point!
Oh, and not caught up on blog or emails....MT nest....and has anyone emailed Steve that the live feed is down? If so, has he answered about it??Thanks!
WOW!----I am taking my garbage out & I just started reading about all the CHEESECAKE recipes!!!----I kill for CHEESECAKE!!---count the calories & it makes one lose the taste for it!-----KIDDIN'--
Just going to try this as both Deb and Red sent me the "how to"Lion Storycrossing my fingers...
Forgot my manners... Thanks Deb, Thanks Red...for the how to emails!!!
MORNIN' PAULA!!---I am burning up---Can't handle this humid weather!!---My rabbit is back--brought 2 with him---they leave when I get the lawn mowed!!
Good Evening Everyone...gosh, how come I want dessert all of a sudden ??Cheesecake! The Red Bird Restaurant in Keedysville MD used to make THE BEST cheesecake, and their stawberry pie was equally good. Don't think you can get either one there now....so why even go ?DEB - have viewed your new pictures. Awesome yellow-headed black bird, and I love the over head Egret shot....all the photos are nice...I enjoyed the other notes today, not just the food ones !!!
DEB: You seem to have a knack for catching the adults on the nest...Could your work your magic right about now ?Whatever he/she had in the nest is just a memory now that's for sure...
WELCOME HOME MITS...HOPE YOUR RE-ENTRY INTO INLAND LIFE GOES SMOOTHLY...
CONGRATS!! IRISF!----I wish I could learn how to do that---But as SCARLETT says----'i'll worry about that tomorrow'!!That was a beautiful story---hard to believe isn't it!----nature!!!!
HEY MAGPIE!!---That would be a toss-up!!-----I DIE FOR STRAWBERRY PIE TOO!---ho!
We are lucky to get a big white egret up this way from time to time, saw one not far from where Wanda lives a few years ago, and last year was watching one in a pond in Jefferson County along Middleway Pike. I believe it was a Great Egret but had some characteristics of a Snowy Egret too..it was hard to get a good view without scraring it off.
All that cheese cake talk must have done it...are we back up yet ?
West End girls striking a beautiful pose...Nice buck deer at PIXAnd the Spidey Gates are closing up things at OUR NEST...
There was an egret that frequented a pond on Butts Mill Rd. for the six years that I traveled it everyday, Margy.
Yep...blogger back up!
HEDGIE: Was it always ALONE?
Yes, it was.
I always wondered about that...whenever I have seen them around here they are alone..guess that's why I don't see very many of them...
One of the WE ladies has flown off...
good evening everyone
hope all are in fine spirits tonight
As Jim says, it's kind of Rembrandty at that nest at times, like now.
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