Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Wednesday II



Waiting for the storms.

175 comments:

Mema Jo said...

Good Late Morning
Just signing in so I best go over and find some of my buddies to come on over.

Love the pic but not the caption!

MITS said...

thanks for the pic and new thread, Steve

MITS said...

WEATHER FOR NCTC NEST

Today
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
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Tonight
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday
Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
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Thursday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming northeast after midnight.
AMEN!!!!!

paula eagleholic said...

Morning, all!

MITS said...

HELLO, PAULA...how are you feeling?

Hedgie said...

Morning all.
Crime and intrigue in Berkeley Co. Body of young man found, and suspect arrested. This "kid"--the victim--went to school w/ my girls. Had been missing for about 10 days.
Happy birthday, Tai!

MITS said...

how sad, Lynn.

Mema Jo said...

Sorry to hear that news Hedgie

Tai looks like his morning was exhausting... Glad that all of you got to witness his 3rd Birthday - waiting for some pics to be posted on his site.

Well I miss Deb already.. She sends out such great pics of the cams. She said this is a yearly reunion with her friends.

Mema Jo said...

Helen - PandaCam - You may have told us before but is there now only 1 cam for the pandas? I just can't get the PandaCam 2 up anymore.

MITS said...

I keep forgetting to tell my contact at zoo....it doesn't say panda cam 2 anymore, and you can go to it, but once you are there and try to go back shows same cam, have to go start the page all over again

Mema Jo said...

Flamingos - the 2 new chicks are visible over with the group of long legged adults. They just make themselves at home with the big guys!

Mema Jo said...

Isla's chick has fledged!


Link to Scottish Osprey Cam

MITS said...

Already????? man that time went fast.

Hedgie said...

Jo...Isla's cam is just black screen...how 'bout for you? Can't be dark yet!

MITS said...

mine is up ok, Lynn

Hedgie said...

2nd rise in Mei's hormone level just reported on news! Looking hopeful!?!

Lolly said...

Good morning! Been out watering pots! Now I am cooling off. Whew! Unexpectedly water fell from the sky yesterday...all over my yard. We got 2 tenths of an inch! WOW! Want rain so badly!

Sorry I missed the birthday party this morning. I am sure it was fun to watch. Love those panda pictures we received yesterday! so cute!

Gotta clean house today. Sharon and Dan coming tomorrow. Kids coming Friday. Cleaning and cooking on the schedule!

Hedgie said...

Still black...must be me! Thanks, Mits.

Mema Jo said...

I just tried from the link and it was black at first but then pic came on....

http://www.thewebbroadcastingcorporation.com/swt/swt.php

Mema Jo said...

Time for some lunch

BBL

MITS said...

that is July 3rd report they are talking about,Lynn....she gets ultra sounds on Wednesday a.m's, they have to send out blood tests to Front Royal, so it takes awile to get results, when the time gets closer they will set up a lab just for her blood tests at the zoo. But none of this matters if it is a false pregnancy, pandas act the exact same way, and get same results even if it is false

MITS said...

2008 Pregnancy Watch

July 3

Mei Xiang’s urinary progestin concentrations continue to increase. Everything is looking fine and we are still expecting to see increasing progestin concentrations over the next few weeks.

THEY ARE ONLY CHARTING THE DATA FROM 4 TIL 7 RIGHT NOW, AS THINGS PROGRESS, THEY WILL GO TO A 24 HOUR WATCH

MITS said...

Last year they had just gone to the 24 hour watch when her levels dropped and they knew right away it was a pseudo pregnancy

Hedgie said...

Thanks for update, Helen!
Been to the beach yet today? Hear that water temp is 67...still a little chilly, huh?

Hedgie said...

Helen--have you heard from Ceil and Mary Margaret today? When are they due home?

MITS said...

Been to the sundeck the last 2 days, it has been windy....here at the ocean our temps have been between 70 and 72, the last few days....need to get condo ready for company this weekend again, so probably will not get out to the beach today, beside it is a little cloudy, sun index is 6 today

MITS said...

I have not heard from them since Sunday....don't know where they are, guess I better call

Hedgie said...

Ecuador hummers very active today...few ants or bees to interfere!

MITS said...

Lynn, that cam has been down since July 3rd, it is running on a loop

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Well, I got left all alone over there this time. Hey ya'll!!

MITS said...

awww, Sissy, sorry:(

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

normabyrd; I will have to make a
trip to WV to the NCTC open house,
all you have to do is give me
directions to get there.

Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Yeah, I hate the hummer cam being down. I love watching it.

Hedgie said...

Loch of Lowe's cam finally opened! Someone in nest...assuming adult.

Hedgie said...

Doesn't that figure, Mits! Nice clear loop, tho'..LOL!!

Hedgie said...

Dave....never fear! We will make sure you can find your way. That's great!! Not sure if Vicki (your Indiana compatriot) is coming or not, but hope so.

movin said...

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE...

Hope you have a great day.


[:~)]

Jim

Hedgie said...

Foggy at Finney's. Can anybody tell I'm checking all cams??? HaHa!

MITS said...

yes it is a very good loop.

MITS said...

we are having some very light rain showers now..

MITS said...

regarding the panda cam, answer from my zoo contact


It is a link problem..

They are working on it

movin said...

It looks as though one of the eagles ... maybe the parents ... dropped some food over the side at the WE nest.

When I opened it, it looked like the older one was trying to descend on foot over the left side of the nest.

C(°?°)3

Jim

movin said...

Star has revisited the Two Harbors nest today. She's flaked out in it now.

C(°?°)3

Jim

Hedgie said...

Mits, it's not just the panda cam; flamingos, too!

MITS said...

my flamingo cam is fine, what is wrong, Lynn?

MITS said...

great shot of the clouded leopard on its cam, you can see its nice long tail

Mema Jo said...

Got to see our juvie for a little while and then he/she went POOF !

Thanks for the report that Star had returned! It amazes me how these juvies find their way home just by instinct I guess.

Dave Do you want directions the way the Eagle Flies for Oct 18
Open House? Seriously - it would be fantastic if you came!

YOU TOO JIM !

Mema Jo said...

Different view on the otters
They are scurrying all over the grounds.

MITS said...

was just watching them, Jo. have you seen the clouded?

MITS said...

look fast, think it is going to move

MITS said...

nope, it settled back down

Mema Jo said...

Missed the sloth bears, leopard and the fishing cat. I wasn't fast enough with the leopard - I was going through all 4 yards for the bears.

Mema Jo said...

It is HOT up here. I walked out to water the potted plants and was in my bare feet on the deck - Fried Feet

Just like trying to walk on hot sand!!!

You should have some pictures of M&M's visit on the Fourth! Right?

Mema Jo said...

With the shadows and the distortions on the RP Live Feed - sometimes it seems like you see a juvie and it really isn't one!

Red said...

Hedgie, Vicky is from Illinois not Indiana.

MITS said...

Jo, the clouded is still there.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

I have the same pic on both panda cams.

Mema Jo said...

Blogger Cop ate my last post.....

I see the Clouded leopard and I think he is beautiful. The patterns on his coat are unbelievable I would love to see a cub.....

Hi Red I was going to tell Hedgie the same thing - Glo and Vicky are both from IL but miles apart from each other!
Good to hear from you. Did you see about the Lake Washington's one eaglet.....?

MITS said...

it is cool and drizzly here, Jo....no pics from the 4th yet:(, son and d-i-l are so busy it takes some time before I get them, and we took pics with our old camera, so I won't have them on the puter.

MITS said...

read my post above, Sissy

Mema Jo said...

Hey There Sissy -- HI!
You're just so lucky! I can only get 1 cam & from what Mits just heard from the zoo is that the to PandaCam 2 is out.

Mema Jo said...

The Otter Brothers are still playing
"Catch me if you can" lol

Hedgie said...

Right you are, Red and Jo...I knew that! My brain must have been cloudy!!
Mits...flamingo cam was just black, too...will try again!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

oh, okay, got different ones now. Did ya'll know I want to be a panda when I grow up? :)

Mema Jo said...

I think around 20 have responded to the What Color Blue are You quiz.
That is good participation... SURE COULD USE SOME MORE PERIWINKLES!

OCEAN BLUE is on TOP !

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Yeah, Jo, that ocean blue must be a nature lover, bird lover thang!!

Mema Jo said...

SISSY You would be the most adorable panda in the world! We wouldn't even dream of sending you
to China! KEEP WISHING!

Red said...

Jo. I knew one of the Lake Washington eaglets died if thats what you meant.

MITS said...

could use some Royal Blues too;)

Hedgie said...

Still nothing. Must either be some weather issues, or hughes.net problems!

MITS said...

Lynn, make sure you click on the play button....all of mine are working fine.

Mema Jo said...

One of the flamingos was having a HISSY FIT! Jumping all over the place. You can see the 2 youngest & they seem to copy what they see. lol


Flamingo Link For Lynn

Mema Jo said...

Hope it worked for you Lynn
"HERE COME THE CHICKS"

MITS said...

so funny how the mallards just keep walking amongst the flamingos

Mema Jo said...

I forgot to tell you Sissy that I really do like your avatar..

I must tell all you new guys that I am not allowed to change the Sycamore Nest Tree ...........

First of all I don't really remember how to change it and secondly it is too sentimental to remove from this blog!

MITS said...

I see after I contacted my guy at the zoo, they have taken down the "try this cam" from underneath the cam. Hope the link problem gets fixed soon.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

i stole that avatar from an email someone sent me, jo. I love yours too. It means so much more now that I have seen the nest.

wvgal_dana said...

Good Morning/Afternoon Paula, Hedgie, Jo, Lolly (again), Jim, Red and anyone I missed.

Tonight and rest of week at nights in 60°

I'm an Ocean Blue

Hedgie Vicky is from Illinois .. Yep Red got that right ( :


Hedgie how old was the boy? What school did he go to? I don't remember seeing anything pic or such in paper about a missing boy. Except the guy Tucker from Falling Waters. Missed it I guess...

wvgal_dana said...
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wvgal_dana said...

Darn Blogger Cop.....he needs to get a life...lol

wvgal_dana said...

Jo I used my crock pot on Thursday and the meat was so tender. ( :
Have to keep buying lids though because they keep becoming "UFO's" lol just kidding....

Mema Jo said...

MITS: That was good thinking by removing Try This Cam-no one will
have any complaints-
It is what it is! OR
What you see is what you get! lol

Mema Jo said...

I agree with you DANA

Blogger Cop needs to get a life !

ROFLMBO

Mema Jo said...

Dana - I have NOT seen any low flying lids here in the valley!
I wonder if Candy has seen any down her way? lol

MITS said...

pics from Fox news 5 in DC of Tai's Birthday celebration.....

TAI TURNS 3

MITS said...

yeah, this is true, Jo.....my contact knows I am on his butt about the cams all the time, probably sorry he ever met me.....

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

thanks, mits. Those were great pics of Tai. He certainly teased us this morning.

Mema Jo said...

Love Tai's pics!

Mema Jo said...

Like you were told earlier

GET A LIFE BLOGGER BOY

Mema Jo said...

I am going to run about 2 local errands

BBL

Hedgie said...

Go figure...Jo's link worked fine, then I went back to mine and it worked ok, too!!! My 'puter must just be having a bad day!

Dana...it was the Tucker guy. They found him down near Kurtis Rd. and Crawford Quarry Rd., "buried" near the trailer of the guy they arrested. Check 25 news at 5 for details or go to
your4state.com site--pic and name of man arrested there.

wvgal_dana said...

Thamks Hedgie I was following that on Tucker. Sad poor young child without it's Daddy now. Thanks for the news link since I can't get channel 25 alive on tv.
Wonder what Manford's reasons were???

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wvgal_dana said...

bbl starting dinner

MITS said...

Mei Xiang is honking, sounds a little stressed

Hedgie said...

Dana, his wife (almost ex-) just said on the news that he was involved w/ drugs and that was how he was acquainted w/ the accused.
Re: 25---that's why I keep hooked up to the antenna along w/ satellite so that on the rare occasion that there's big news locally (like when Nora Roberts' hotel burned in Boonsboro), I can still get it! Of course, that one even made the DC news!

MITS said...

she is nesting in the den where she gave birth to TAI

Hedgie said...

Helen, what would cause the stress? Crowds? Hormones? Heat? Poor Mei. They just said on the news that 25 babies were born in captivity in '05...didn't know that! Wonder if that's worldwide or just stateside?

MITS said...

That would be world-wide, Lynn, including China

MITS said...

stress could be caused by anything and everything, Lynn

paula eagleholic said...

Howdy, all. Heading home to mow...catch up on the blog later...

MITS said...

poor Mei is plumb tuckered out

MITS said...

Mei Xiang is showing increased pregnancy or pseudopregnancy behaviors; nest building, paw licking, nipple licking, cradling.

Mei is now confined indoors unless she exhibits wanting to go outside. An ultra sound will be attempted tomorrow if she cooperates and the latest hormone readings will be available tomorrow afternoon or Friday morning.

This is what you have been seeing when you watch Mei Xiang

MITS said...

2 osprey at BWO

MITS said...

my live feed went down awhile ago, and, never came back up

Mema Jo said...

I ran my errands and stayed local
Came home & we just finished dinner

MT Nest Still Cam

My Live Feed is down - I had turned the pc off when I left - maybe should not have done that....
Any of you still have Live Feed?

Mema Jo said...

You answered me faster then I asked, Mits! lol

Mema Jo said...

We had 23 drops of rain a while ago.
They were big drops so I was able to count them accurately ...

MITS said...

roflmbo......23 drops, that's amazing, Jo:)

MITS said...

cleaning is done, doing laundry, waiting for my delivery order for dinner....Italian cold cut sub, that way I have lunch tomorrow....food shopping tomorrow for the crew coming in on Friday....

MITS said...

hopefully a little sun time tomorrow too:)

MITS said...

I think Mei is snoring:)

MITS said...

yes, she is snoring:)

floralgirl said...

Ha! I wasn't here at the time, but it seems we got about 32 drops of rain...

MITS said...

roflmbo....you win, Megan!

floralgirl said...

yes....finally a win...

Mema Jo said...

So what was the big prize my Ocean Blue Lady?

floralgirl said...

hmmm...good question...

MITS said...

she gets a day off!!!

floralgirl said...

Yes! you are right, because I have been off all day, went to the mall with teen, hubby and MIL, few other errands, paid some bills online, and had dinner at Olive garden. I think this is the first day I have not been in the garden since April.. I'm worn out- but temps aren't bad now, and I'm going out to take some pictures and watch the hummers.. BBL

Hedgie said...

Well you gals beat me...think I only had 22 drops!!
My daughter saw a brush fire on her way home from work--and it was raining pretty hard where she was--but she couldn't get 911 to go thru' on her cell, so she called me and I called it in. No record of controlled burn; on arrival, FD found no one in attendance and several large brush piles in farm field on fire; they couldn't get the tanker truck in because the ground was too soft. Never heard the outcome!

MITS said...

off to eat dinner...bbl.

Mema Jo said...

Megan - I am glad you had a special day and I will look for you new pics

Hedgie - Hope it burned itself out!!

MITS - Enjoy your sub!!

MT NEST

BBL

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Good evening my eagle buddies!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Still an MT nest. I just got what had to be the world's smallest tick off of Ellie Mae. It was in her arm pit or I would have never seen it. It was about 1/2 the size of a small flea. Now I am sure I am eat up with em and just can't find em. I am getting that flea and tick Topspot stuff for them and ME!!

movin said...

Hi, everyone..
Don't know if you've seen them, but there are new Reports for Catalina and for the Northern Islands posted now.

Island Reports

There's some sad news about the eaglets in the hacking tower and some good.

I haven't read the Catalina Report yet.

Check them out.

Jim



eagle-eyed sharon said...

Hello, my flea/tick ridden sister!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Oh Lord, I just know those little bitty critters are everywhere. How would anyone ever find such a thing in their hair.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

I guess you would have to wait until they get filled up with your blood! :)

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Okay Sharon Lea, you need to shut up!

MITS said...

OK, no fighting...:)ladies..

MITS said...

osprey at BWO

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Well, Mits, it was just a thought! :)

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

We will try to behave Mits. It's hard though, she is so mean to me:(

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

I am signing out for the night. All you beautiful eagle people have a wonderful night. See you in the morning light!!

paula eagleholic said...

HA! - We got the rain...I have puddles :)

floralgirl said...

EW!! who said ticks.... no puddles here, Paula wins..

wvgal_dana said...

I got drops of water laying on my ramp and porch due to the new water repellant we put on. Does that count???? lol

wvgal_dana said...

No puddles Paula just all droplets lol

eagle-eyed sharon said...

We have enough puddles in Bluefield to share with everybody!

Anne-Marie said...

Hi family, couldnt you please send a little rain this way? Please....

Anne-Marie said...

sharon if thoes dogs get any bigger you are going to have to get another couch.

Hedgie said...

Sissy...that sounds like a deer tick (as in Lyme disease!). Is Ellie Mae human or animal? If human, keep close eye on entry site and if it gets inflamed or she has any aches, fever, etc. get her to the Dr.! I'm not sure if pets can get Lyme or not!

paula eagleholic said...

Oh yes, dogs can get Lyme disease...get my dogs vaccinated for it every year...watch for red inflamed circle ring around where tick was..

paula eagleholic said...

Almost looks like an eaglet in the nest...darn shadows

Robyn said...

Hi everybody!!

Deb, I have been watching the kites and my daughter discovered there is a tree next to my folks house that is housing about 16 of them. I have been trying to catch a picture of them, they fly overhead as I lounge in the pool then fly away when I go to get the camera, those little buggers (they aren't all that small either).

I was watching them fly and it is really amazing how they shift their flight patterns by their tails and they look so graceful in flight and very noisy!!

The one we saw in Mississippi last year was black.

Anne-Marie said...

I just read about the eagle chicks at santa Cruz and I wish I hadnt.

wvgal_dana said...

Hi Robyn and Anne ( :

Anne-Marie said...

I cant figure out how to add pictures. I must have done it before because I have some in ther but who knows? can some one help me?

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Dana and Robyn. Life is rough Robyn sitting nest to a pool when it was 108 here today.

Robyn said...

Hi Dana, Anne and everyone else here. I was trying to go over the blog, now I will go to my local newspaper online.

Robyn said...

Anne it's a dry heat where you are lol.

It was 90 today but my goodness the humidity is nasty.

Robyn said...

Anne it's a dry heat where you are lol.

It was 90 today but my goodness the humidity is nasty.

paula eagleholic said...

Anne, make up a blog and add them there.

paula eagleholic said...

Anne, put them on your "my pictures" blog.

Or were you trying to change your pic?

MITS said...

NBC 4 SLIDESHOW OF TAI'S BD PARTY

paula eagleholic said...

Anne - click on your blog....there should be an option to add a new post on the upper right of your page. Then you can click on the icon to add your pictures.

MITS said...

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE:)

paula eagleholic said...

Night, Mits

floralgirl said...

Nite Mits:) Hey Jo I added a few garden pics to my blog.

Robyn said...

Night Mits

Anne-Marie said...

I'm trying gang. I'm having problems with my downloader from vacation I wanted to share pictures but maybe not. BBL

wvgal_dana said...

Following those leaving out the door nite all zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Lolly said...

Hi all! House is clean, groceries bought, ready for company.

Megan, love the pictures of your flowers! Boy, I headed right to them when I read your blog.

I need to take some new pictures. Our caladiums are looking so pretty.

So, once again I was rolling on the floor....counting the drops of rain. Love it!!! Laurel told me they got 10 inches of rain last night.....10 inches between the drops.

Sad about the eagle in the hacking tower. Which one was it it? The one with the wing or the beak problem? Certainly hope the best for the other.

Lolly said...

I always get on here late and everyone has gone to bed. I am going to go read. Nite all!

floralgirl said...

Sorry, Lolly- I'm still around, but watching Deadliest Catch and cleaning coffee maker, and I just down loaded some more pics to my blog-- I believe they are piccs of 2 promethea silkmoths, they are mating, they had landed on the side of my house a few weeks ago, they are beautiful.

NatureNut said...

Was just gonna shut down---read some comments & so glad to see your moths, Megan!!! Those pics are racier than Wanda's "From Here to Eternity" facials !!!!! Your flowers are lovely & Lolly's are too!

Gotta go, Night to everyone, Pleasant Feather Dreams!!

floralgirl said...

Ha! Ha! yep, just a little nature porn.. added one more pic of a spring butterfly bush- I'm outa here too. Nite all.

Mema Jo said...

Forty plus comments to catch up on just because I watched one TV movie...But it was a Hall mark & it was very good.

Going to read up on what I missed & then come back & say Good Night

paula eagleholic said...

NIte all, have a good eve.

The eaglet at Santa Cruz that died was A66 - he wasn't from the Pelican Harbor nest...he was from Northern California - a transplanted eaglet if you will. So Sad, he just got free.

Mema Jo said...

Good Night Everyone
Peace to You & Yours
Prayers for all needs being said

movin said...

gOOD NIGHT, EVERYBODY...


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

T-Bird said...

we have an eaglet

T-Bird said...

Can't hardly see it and the shadows make it look golden. Later to all-got to make some dough.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

New thread, come on over!

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