Friday, August 08, 2008

Friday

New thread.

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Hedgie said...

Good beautiful morning everyone!
Thanks for new thread, Steve!

MITS said...

thanks, Steve and Lynn,,,,how's the knee????, Steve

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Good Morning; hedgie and mits

Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

Hedgie said...

I can't think of a more appropriate day for a panda birth...it's supposed to be the luckiest day of the year on the Chinese calendar!! 08-08-08! Mits....tell that bear to just do it!!

Hedgie said...

Hey, Dave...how's everything out your way?

MITS said...

absolutely, Lynn........morning Dave:)

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

The weather is cool and lots of
sun,to me thats great.

ind----Dave

MITS said...

it is a beautiful 78° here in the DC area:)

Hedgie said...

Jim, thanks for blog link on the Aussie birds. Of course, still middle of winter there, so food sources should certainly increase come spring. So don't think they are giving up on Frodo cam location.

Hedgie said...

Nice breeze here in the panhandle and currently 70 degrees.

Hedgie said...

Well, time for one of my least favorite chores...bathing this smelly dachshund!! My beloved SharPei w/ all their wrinkles never had the BO that this dog has!
BBL.

magpie said...

Ha - quick stop on, figured I would miss the Morning Eagles...so glad that early T-Bird saw them, as usual -
and a few other luckies...

Found a pic the other day of me and my dachschund Missy, in the midst of vegeatable gardens I USED TO HAVE when I lived in Hedgesville back in 1981 - wish I could wind the clock back!

Good Day to All, won't be on here much, grandson and I will be out catting around...
xo

magpie said...

Hi STEVE, hope "you and your knee" are doing well and looking forward to "the week-end."

Thanks for the beautiful nest views..

xo

paula eagleholic said...

I love to watch the Olympics. I'll be glued to the set for the next 2 weeks...

Costume Lady said...

MARGY...if you are in the area of GeeGee around 5 o'clock, I will bring your caterpillar there. If you aren't there by the time we leave for dinner, I will leave it on the front porch steps. (Along with instructions and extra leaves for food)

movin said...

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE!!

Anything exciting this morning.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

We are showing a temp of 70° F. this fine morn in So Cal. But it will rise to a humid 85° by mid afternoon.

Sunny and beautiful, but make sure you've got your fluids handy.

How long before Norma returns?



C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Floralgirl said...

Guess it depends how fast Norma drives her Harley back from Sturgis:)

movin said...

Megan! Is our Norma actually a biker??


Has anyone on-line or at the NCTC site seen signs of our juveniles recently??



C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

paula eagleholic said...

Jim, big news is today if FRIDAY!!

I think someone saw a juvie yesterday morning...

paula eagleholic said...

Obviously I need some days off, can't even spell this morning...

Floralgirl said...

HA- ha! petite Norma, probably not..but you never know..she is pretty spunky..

NillaWafer said...

Good Morning Everyone... Ahhhh still NO cub for Mei.. Thought sure by now after being gone for afew days... Looks like rain here and this weekend is suppose to be cool.. Of course im working..lol Had Jazzy for the last 3 days and she finally got 4 more teeth thru... Enjoy the beautiful weekend ya'll... Checking cams BBL

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle in our nest!!

paula eagleholic said...

Looks like Liberty!!

YAY!!

Mema Jo said...

Good Beautiful Morning Everywhere
Except it is storming in Germany.
AC is OFF here - Love the fresh air coming thru the doors & windows.
08-08-08 Good News is sure to happen - I hope

Thanks for the nest visit pic - how did you get up that early Mits? Especially when I saw you on late last night? Wow!

MITS said...

sure does look like him

Mema Jo said...

OUR EAGLE IS

B A C K

NillaWafer said...

Jim i thought i saw 2 flying together last week heading towards Shepherdstown from Martinsburg out here on Rt 11 South.. They were flying really low together thats what caught my eye and of course the wing span...

magpie said...

Oh it's a beauty, MEMA - thanks for hollering !

MITS said...

don't know why, Jo, just woke up and got up, not usual for me.....will pay for it later:)

Mema Jo said...

Yepper! It is Liberty!

Come on in Belle!

And Bring the Kids!

MITS said...

Margy, you should ride over to the nest with your grandson:)

paula eagleholic said...

Got his beak to the nest now...

MITS said...

I think he is repairing the hole;)

Mema Jo said...

POOF !

TOO SOON - I could have watched much longer!

MITS said...

nice of him to stop by again;)

Mema Jo said...

Very Nice! It sure made my day!

MITS said...

Nest Update

08/08/08:
Important Note-
The Osprey Cam is offline so work can be done on the ground around the base of the cam. We expect to be offline for 2-3 weeks.

Sad news from the Maine Discussion forum -- Sheri the Woods Hole osprey that was tagged with a transmitter, injured her legs and had to be euthanized.


update from LISA

Hedgie said...

Too bad about Sheri, Helen.
Do we know if Freida and Frodo were banded?

paula eagleholic said...

I really enjoyed seeing Lib since I miss the early morning visits....

paula eagleholic said...

CT is down..

LOL, now our pic looks nice!

MITS said...

I don't know, Lynn, the expert Greg, I think knows them by sight..

Mema Jo said...

We have never seen or heard of any banding of the new chicks from Brisbane. I don't think Frieda or Frodo were ever banded.. They just return to their nesting ledge. Last year Greg thought there was a NEW Frieda.

Mema Jo said...

Lynn - you can ask that question on their forum site....


Birds are back in Town Forum


Scroll to the bottom for your comment/question.......

MITS said...

their forum looks much more user friendly this year...

Mema Jo said...

It really does..

paula eagleholic said...

Nice new avatars, Megan...just noticed them!

Mema Jo said...

Lunch time here

BBL

carolinabeachmom said...

Good TGIF day to everyone out there. I have spent much of my time this morning reading email and watching Mei, the little lonesome hobbie, and Finney's nest. Missed all our eagle visits.:( What else is new. I have also caught up on the blog and am now ready to get to it.

THE OLYMPICS ARE HERE FINALLY! I will be glued to the set also. I just love watching all of it.

carolinabeachmom said...

Now I think I will follow JO and get some lunch. BB

magpie said...

PAULA - YOUR AND MEGAN'S AVATARS: ALWAYS A NICE VARIETY. AND ALL THE OTHERS, BABIES, BIRDS, PANDAS, BUTTERFLIES ETC ETC ETC !!!

WANDA - WILL TOUCH BASE WITH YOU SOON REF CATERPILLAR ...

HAVEA PROJECT GOING ON WITH GRANDSON JAMES AT THE MOMENT..

XO

Costume Lady said...

OK, Margy...I will hang on to your caterpillar for a few more days. I will leave it at GeeGee's and if you don't get it in time to watch the metamorphis, then she can watch it do it's thing.

glo said...

On a quick break. I wanted to thank those who took time to leave a comment for this mornings feed on the For the Love of Eagles BLOG. If you did see the release and would take time to leave a message just this one time please do. MTBR in the upcoming days IF it looks like folks are actively enjoying the Feed from This BLOG.

Hedgie said...

I posted my question, Jo. Thanks!

magpie said...

COSTUME LADY: You have a Yahoo...

xo

Mema Jo said...

Brisbane ledge - Now the cam view is like it was last year. I still have not seen either falcon there.

Mema Jo said...

I wonder if it is a good sign that a cub being born is getting closer and closer the more Mei Sleeps and Sleeps

MITS said...

usually is a good sign, but I have heard nothing from the zoo at all today, and to me that is a bad sign.....it has been 2 days since urine reports.

Mema Jo said...

Maybe they should run some water to give her the urge to give them a urine sample....... lol

MITS said...

works for me:)

MITS said...

she has been practically comatose all day...

paula eagleholic said...

CT cam back on, 3 in the nest

paula eagleholic said...

Make that 2...

paula eagleholic said...

Looks like long piece of string or rope in the nest, too.....

MITS said...

spagetti for dinner:)

Mema Jo said...

Who is on the NZ cams now - both eating bamboo our in their dens....

Mema Jo said...

Now the one cam has gone out into the yard... I don't think we are
seeing Mei.......

Mema Jo said...

If that is Mei on Cam 1 dragging more bamboo into her den - I think she had to stop and look for a place to put it
lol

Mema Jo said...

Taking a break - some family pics to down load on pc........

BBL

Mema Jo said...

I had to come back and share a laugh -Mei is like 'stuck' under all that bamboo and is fighting to get out from under....... lol

paula eagleholic said...

Brilliant blues and greens on CT cam

MITS said...

lol.....Mei enough bamboo already...

NillaWafer said...

Howdy Jo Mei was nipple lickin or belly lickin now she is in the corner eating once agin... Now on table i think shedding bamboo pulling it down to the corner in the nest...

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Hi ya'll, been a busy beaver today. Running, working, etc. We are never gonna find a cub in all that bamboo if Mei does give us one.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

The busy "beaver" was a pun, by the way. Bluefield Beavers!! Getting ready for football season, can't hardly wait. 3 more weeks till the first game.

Mema Jo said...

Hello Nilla! Heard you say you had Jasmin for 3 days and now back to work for a rest - right? lol
Sorry to have read that you won't be around at Open House BUT happy that you get the Disney trip.


Don't know about this Mei gal.
SIssy - Mits said we would hear the cub - very noisy little things.

MITS said...

just remember if they think birth is imminent, they will turn off the cams, but will turn them back on asap.

MITS said...

3 osprey and big fish at CT

NillaWafer said...

HAHAAH look at her reminds me of Buta Buta when she was lilttle and had her face in the corner.. Is she lickin ??looks like it

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

See, I am hoping she sneaks it in on em and we get to see it.

NillaWafer said...

Thats really strange behavior huh Mits.. She is really rubbin her head now... whatcha think Mitssss?? Now is this the room you showed me when i was down there with you where Tai hit the wall when he came out???

Mema Jo said...

Mei Mei What a messy room you have

I hope it happens that way too, Sissy

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Bless her little heart. She just looks so precious sitting there. Who is that laid out on the other cam, Tian or Tai?

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

That is relaxed. That's what I'm talking about when I say I want to be a panda. I want that kind of relaxation in my life.

Mema Jo said...

Snap Crackle & Pop!

Didn't realize Bamboo was so crisp!

NillaWafer said...

Yes Jo i had Jazzy the last 3 days and took her to her mother this morning.. She keeps me hoppin for sure.. But i wouldnt have it any other way...She finally got some hair and im able to put lil tiny pony tails on each side in the back.. thats if you can get her to hold still long enough..lol

MITS said...

yes, Nilla, it is off to the side of the middle den......I'm hoping that too, but she isn't doing anything out of the ordinary now...just eating....but they did not expect Tai to come when he did, they had assured everyone on the night watch, her levels had not come down, and even when the cam operator called them repeatedly, they did not believe her.

Mema Jo said...

Sissy - Will you and Tom be up at the lake or over with his mom this
weekend. Keeping her in my prayers.
Was good to see you said that she
was ready. That is a blessing.

MITS said...

think there might be a storm in CT

MITS said...

osprey seem to be trying to hang onto nest....big fish is gone, could not have eaten it that fast, maybe blew out of nest

MITS said...

Mei is eating old sugar cane now

Mema Jo said...

Nilla - I have a new one but Elizabeth is in Germany. Get to see her daily on my web cam - just makes me want to hold her all the more.
I may not get to do that until June
2009~ :(
I should get a new little local yocal come January. Over in Hedgesville! I will have my hands on that one for sure.

Mema Jo said...

I was just about to ask you what that was, Mits.

Mema Jo said...

MITS 8-8-08 report is up on the NZoo page now........

Mema Jo said...

Now you tell me how they lost her urine sample.... Oh My!

NillaWafer said...

Someone needs to develope a pregnancy test for pandas!!!! Thats right Mits poor Tai shot out like a cannon ball BOOMMMM .. guess thats why he is lil goofy at times..

Hedgie said...

Helen, just wondering....how long a shift do cam operators/watchers work? Is there only one person or two? What happens if only one and he/she falls asleep and misses a birth?????

NillaWafer said...

Oh Jo i dont know how you do it not seeing Elizabeth i love that name too.. This technology is wonderful isnt it with web cams.... Well if Hedgesville baby is due will she go to City Hospitol?? I had no idea you had family so close...

MITS said...

oh for Pete's sake...been waiting for the urine sample.....
August 8
According to Chinese culture, today is a very lucky day.We are all excited about the start of the Olympic games. It would be wonderful if some luck was directed at a certain panda den.

Mei Xiang continues to cradle her Kong toy and do some intermittent ano-genital licking. Overnight there was a total 43 minutes of cradling. There were only brief episodes of paw licking and nest building. Mei did some ano-genital licking for a total of 18 minutes overnight and this morning. The longest bout was nine minutes.

We collected one urine sample this morning, but it didn't make it to the facility where we conduct these analyses, so there will be no results for today. Mei has not provided any more urine samples.

MITS said...

I'm just hoping the person that was taking it, did not have an accident or anything....

NillaWafer said...

Hedgie those cameras down there look very complicated to me when i saw them remember Mits we watched them from the hall... Mei is very restless walking out of den now .. up on rocks...

MITS said...

usually just a 3 hour watch and only one person, sometimes that one person will do a double shift...there is a timer right now that goes off every 5 minutes, for us to record what and if anything is going on.....on a mother cub watch that timer will go off every minute, can get really busy on a day shift.

NillaWafer said...

Get abucket she might pee!!! Ewwwww nope

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Tom has to work all weekend, Saturday and Sunday. His brother put his mom in a nursing home yesterday, so we are up in the air about that. We were going to go to the lake Sunday but it is not looking too promising.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

The nursing home is supposed to be for rehab, so we will see. Keep us in your prayers (pray that we don't kill somebody~!)

Mema Jo said...

Sissy - sounds as though some member of the family did something without
having a Family Conference. Don't dwell on it too much - vent & then let it go... Just take care of Mom.
Prayers are with you because I feel the emotions of what you are going through.

paula eagleholic said...

Heading home, catch ya'll later.

Mema Jo said...

It's a beautiful day for yard work Paula! Suppose to really cool down this evening......

MITS said...

there are 40 plus cams to work....Sissy, sorry to hear about your M-I-L

MITS said...

TTUL....PAULA

NillaWafer said...

did she just vocal???

NillaWafer said...

yeah Mits looks like a Nasa Space panel..

Mema Jo said...

It is time to get some dinner on the table........

BBL

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

God is in charge and we will still take good care of her. Just change, I don't do well with change sometimes.

MITS said...

change doesn't bother me, like it sometimes, but this is huge for all of you...just one day at a time.

NillaWafer said...

Opening cermony's for Olympics tonight at 7:30pm on NBC ..i just love to watch the swiming and gymnastics

MITS said...

I'm just glad Mei is not an elephant..

Hedgie said...

Thanks for cam info, Nilla and Helen.
Jo, another baby coming! Congrats. Don't forget to visit me when you come to H'ville!
Sissy, sorry about the turmoil your family is going through. Sometimes change is good, but sudden change throws me for a loop. Prayers are with you all and your MIL.

NillaWafer said...

Lots of lickin going on in the birthing den!!!

Mema Jo said...

Where did the birthing den cam go??

Mema Jo said...

Mei is back on Cam 1

Hedgie said...

Cam 2 is in color!! Never saw that before!

Hedgie said...

Mei apparently went out...cam 1 showed her re-entering den.

Hedgie said...

Me thinks that Mei is a contortionist!

MITS said...

she was out on the rocks for awile...

MITS said...

she is on her head:)

Hedgie said...

Standing on her head, rolling over and all around.....is she maybe in PAIN??

Hedgie said...

Nibbling, but not in a concentrated way.

Hedgie said...

Back out...color!!

NillaWafer said...

Very restless dontcha think??? cant get comfortable

MITS said...

hard to say how much pain a 250lb giant panda could having birthing a 4 to 5 oz. cub, at least that is what my sister says:)

NillaWafer said...

Butt Scratch on the rocks... Oh Mits wouldnt it be great if she gave birth on Maggies birthday!!!!!

NillaWafer said...

She is peeing!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hedgie said...

Catch that urine!!!
She looks restless, breathing a bit rapidly....?????

MITS said...

I'd be happy if she did it before midnight tonight...8/8/08

NillaWafer said...

No sign of Frodo or Frieda on cam neither... Ut Oh she wants out side at the door...screen back to color...back on rocks

Hedgie said...

Wouldn't that be awesome, Mits??

NillaWafer said...

yeah good things happen on 8/8/08 and i got a divorce on 8/8/88...lol

MITS said...

yes it would be great....here is today's Atlanta update.....

Friday, August 8
Lun Lun has shown the first signs of entering into the next phase of what could be a pregnancy or pseudopregnancy. This morning when I arrived in the giant panda building, I found her sleeping, which is extremely unusual for her. Usually she is the one who is waiting up for us when we come in the building at 7 a.m. After eating her morning fruit and leafeater biscuits, she would not shift out into the day rooms. After walking away for five minutes, I returned to find her fast asleep in one of her dens. This behavior is also unusual because the pandas will only fall asleep in the late morning after eating a fresh batch of bamboo. Lun Lun slept in this morning until about 11 a.m., and then woke up and started to finally eat. If this pattern continues, we should see signs of decreased activity and decreased appetite for the next few weeks. These behaviors are normal and expected, but at this time, we still have no way of knowing whether or not Lun Lun is pregnant. While we’re very optimistic, it’s still important to remember that giant panda pseudopregnancy mimics pregnancy so closely that there’s no way to know for sure which condition Lun Lun is currently experiencing. Cross your fingers and stay tuned!
Lynn Culver
Seasonal Keeper, Carnivores

Hedgie said...

I hope that was a good thing, Nilla!!
Is that rain?? I haven't been to the zoo is S-O-O-O many years....is outdoors really completely outdoors?

MITS said...

I'm surprised they is still a keeper there

Hedgie said...

Interesting noises...alarms? Feeding time at the zoo?? Mei sat at door as if expecting company!

Hedgie said...

Awww...please come see me...

MITS said...

they may be trying to retieve a urine sample if it is in the other room...she has access to 2 big dens and the 2 little dens

NillaWafer said...

i heard a door close... She just doent look well...Oh they closed the other room off... So she has to stay in birthing den side.. Good sign Mits??????????

MITS said...

no alarms just the doors

Mema Jo said...

There's that bird!
Ray Charles dancing.
Does she want OUT or a TREAT?

Hedgie said...

Did you see that?? She opened the window on the door!! So smart.

MITS said...

sounds like they are just cleaning the other den, and probably replenishing her bamboo

NillaWafer said...

She just made some huffin noises and flopped down on rocks

MITS said...

she is probably wondering why the keepers are still there....

MITS said...

when they took Tai from her for his 1st checkup, she tried to climb thru that little window, Lynn

Mema Jo said...

I can hear Ray Charles!

Hedgie that is what we say when Mei dances back & forth at the window..
(Inside Joke)

NillaWafer said...

Ray Charles again she wants out.. Remeber lil Tai wanting to look out and climbing up on her back to see out the window... so cute

Mema Jo said...

I SEE PEE


Maybe that is why the keepers are still there???

MITS said...

well there is a nice urine sample

NillaWafer said...

She has been resting up over Tai's cubby hole just like he use to do and give us a heart attack..lol

MITS said...

could be, now they would have to get her out of that den again

MITS said...

EAGLE IN OUR NEST.......

MITS said...

LOOKS LIKE LIB

Mema Jo said...

I think I'll take a break while Mei does.

Mema Jo said...

No Break with LIBERTY IN THE NEST

Mema Jo said...

Could we be so lucky today of all days and see one or two or three
juvies????? Yepper - all at one time!

Mema Jo said...

Mei is not happy

MITS said...

EAGLE STILL THERE.

MITS said...

She picked up her kong toy the other day and threw it against the wall

MITS said...

sh is going to fall down and go boom

Mema Jo said...

Yep! Mei is climbing the walls.
But then we all know her disposition.

paula eagleholic said...

OMGOsh eagle in our nest!!

MITS said...

hyper little bear tonight:)

MITS said...

it would be really funny if a cub came shooting out when they least expected it

Hedgie said...

Still cam not refreshing for me...still says 6:33...is Lib still there?
You all teach me so much! Since I wasn't "in" for last panda birth, there's alot I don't know!

paula eagleholic said...

He's still there Hedgie, at 6.37.06, cam time

NillaWafer said...

Ohhhhh loookkkkk

paula eagleholic said...

Right click on the black and refresh

MITS said...

Lynn, I didn't start watching the pandas til Tai's birth, when cams where on 24 hours after he was born

NillaWafer said...

Opps at Mei!!!!! Please dont turn off cam!!!!

paula eagleholic said...

At what, Nilla?

Mema Jo said...

You mean Liberty, Nilla?

Hedgie said...

I did that, Paula...no luck. Went out and came back in and it was up to 6:38...still there then!
Is this ano-genital licking?? She seems very interested in the nether region!

paula eagleholic said...

Lib still there

Hedgie said...

Lib seems to be enjoying the sunshine on his face!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

OMG!! I finally got to see Lib. He is so beautiful. Blogger cop won't let me post, I have tried a zillion times.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

There you all are. Didn't think I was going to get on ever.

MITS said...

Mei sleeping...eagle gone

NillaWafer said...

Blogger cop is on duty...Lib flew out at 7:15 pm

MITS said...

don't know how Mei doesn't get dizzy with her head hanging over the edge like that

T-Bird said...

In Bluefield-hope everyone is having a good evening.

T-Bird said...

any eagles today-besides this morning?

NillaWafer said...

Lib was at the nest awhile around 7 pm... Is Bluefield close to Taswell?

Mema Jo said...

Trying to see if Blogger Cop is going to leave me alone...........

Mema Jo said...

So I am now good to go for awhile

BBL Phone Call

Hedgie said...

Is the den camera infrared? Mei looks like she's trying to block light out of her eye!!!

MITS said...

it must be Lynn, because it is dark in those side dens during the day, but she really likes to throw her arm over her eyes

Hedgie said...

Nilla, I think Tazewell,VA is only about 25 mi. from Bluefield.

Hedgie said...

That's good, Helen...would hate to think that she is exposed to light all night; then she would really know she's on display and being watched! LOL.

MITS said...

the gal knows how to eat and sleep

MITS said...

she is running out of time to give birth on the lucky date.

MITS said...

split is here..

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