Monday, August 11, 2008

Monday

New week thread.

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Deb said...

Good morning, thanks for the new thread, Steve. I'll get everyone.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Thanks, Deb. Thanks Steve. How's the knee?

Mema Jo said...

Good Morning! Just timed it so I could start out today on the new thread with you Momsters!
Going over to read previous thread & check out emails!

Floralgirl said...

Hello everybody- don't forget-METEOR ALERT: The Perseid meteor shower is underway and should reach its peak during the next 24 hours. Forecasters say the best time to look is during the dark hours before dawn on Tuesday, August 12th. The glaring Moon sets around 2:00 a.m., and that's when the Perseids could appear in numbers as high as 60 per hour. The best displays will be seen from rural areas with dark skies. more information available at http://spaceweather.com.

Deb said...

I did put up a new set of pictures from the butterfly house this weekend. I did it different this time. Click on the picture and it will take you to more. I will put more osprey pictures up later. I am off to the lake now.

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Good Morning everyone;

Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

paula eagleholic said...

Morning Dave! When's the big day?

Mema Jo said...

Good Morning Dave! Just want to say again that I love the pic of the juvie sitting on the boat! You must have been pretty close to get that one. Well, it looks like your back yard!

Mema Jo said...

If Mits is doing the Panda Watch this morning at the zoo - she is watching a sleeping panda!
Checked out the Asia trail cams - Otters are out if full force!

NORMA - Where are you

Costume Lady said...

Deb's butteflies are breathtaking. If you love butterflies, you must see these.

Costume Lady said...

Dave's photos are so good and he does them in his spare time. Imagine what photos he will have when he retires and has all the time in the world!

Costume Lady said...

Megan, thanks for the heads up on the Meteor Showers. Gene and I watched a wonderful show of them about 4 or 5 years ago. It was so cooooold; in the middle of Winter and 4o'clock in the morning. We enjoyed the show so much, it was worth getting up early and withstanding the freezing temps.
I hope I can get my Wimpy Butt (as Sharon would say) out of bed in time to see them tonight...or maybe I should just stay up.

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Well paula-eagleholic the day is
Aug 22 last day of work.mema jo
it is almost in my backyard it is
a wildlife haven.costume lady yes
i will have lots of time for fun
just take my lawn chair and sit by
the lake and watch the eagles fiy
and fish and anything else that
comes by.

Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

Costume Lady said...

Jo, I think you were right in saying (a while back) that we should get a new game. I think the POOP SHOOT FACIALS have worn themselves out. I will continue my Wild and Wonderful. It's a wonderful way to store my favorite Nature Photos. If you like "off the cuff" photos, check me out from time to time. I keep adding new ones. When I want to see them, they are right there...I don't have to go looking in a shoe box. Love this 'puter!!

NatureNut said...

Lovely Monday Everyone!
Wanda, how exciting about Catty & I love Karla's Pond pics!
Finney nest had 1 juvie, now MT.
Gotta check Deb's pics.
Later...

Costume Lady said...

For those of you that have been following my caterpillar....he is now a chrysalis. Photos have been posted along with a slide show of Butterfly Mama's pond.

Costume Lady said...

Loretta, I am going to grow parsley next year so that I may get a Swallowtail caterpillar and watch him develop. We have had parsley in the past, but I have never seen a caterpillar on it...could be beause I wasn't looking for one. LOL I didn't know about parsley being food for them.

glo said...

I totally agree Wanda I use my computer to organize and share the things I love. It is so easy to find it and enjoy it at the click of a mouse. And also a way to share with others who are not right there inthe room with you. I am glad to be in the computer age LOL.

Mema Jo said...

Yes Wanda! I like the Fortune Cookie Smoochy one the best!
There are quite a few of you Momster/Bloggers that have great enjoyable blogs. I make it a point to check them out frequently.
Loretta you're going to love Deb's butterfly pics!

Yes, Wanda I think the Facials have run their course! They were such great fun and made for lots of laughs when you did them. Thank you so much! I'm sure something else will come up for us - especially when the cams run down!

Ceil said...

Good morning everyone. I did make it in before noon. Just looked at Deb, Dave and Wanda's pictures. They are awesome. Where is Norma? Does anyone have her phone number? Maybe her computer has gone kaplunk.

NatureNut said...

Mom & Juvie in Finland nest

Costume Lady said...

I just hear on the news that they are pulling the 18 wheeler out of the Chesapeake Bay and have the bridge closed off. Poor motorists.

NatureNut said...

Yes, Deb's butterfly pics are beautiful. There is a Park in Wheaton MD, not too far from Helen, called Brookside Gardens. They have a butterfly house w/exotics. When my daughter comes to town in a week, we will go to the new Smithsonian Butterfly Garden and of course the Zoo!
(I'm trying to save my bum tooth,so it won't interfere w/our plans. "If it don't hurt, why pull it!" On antibiotics)

Mema Jo said...

I read where the driver did lose his life and 2 others were injured. It was a local Selbyville DE transit - I'm thinking from a chicken farm. Report wasn't very complete.

Headed over to see 13 yr old grandson-take him to lunch.

BBL

Ceil said...

Jo, frozen chickens the news said here
Loretta I am doing the same thing dentist said tooth should be pulled Doesn't hurt yet and it has been at least 5 years.

Floralgirl said...

OH, I LOVE Brookside gardens, they have the greatest butterfly exhibit,and the gardens are beautful. Such a pretty day outside, not typical August weather, just a little too chilly at night, flowers and veggies will slow down with temps in the 50's. My yard is full of butterflies and caterpllars right now, have to be careful when cutting parsley, accidently took a swallowtail caterpillar to mkt. yesterday on a bunch of parsley. Later:)

Ceil said...

Megan, just tell them no extra charge for the wild life. Would love to visit the gardens. Will be leaving for Cape Cod on the 24th to meet son and girlfriend.

Ceil said...

I have to babysit this afternoon for a friend. 4 year old and 2 year old.
BBL

movin said...

GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY!

What's exciting this morning?


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Thanks for the meteor alert, Megan.

I might give it a look-see; although it's often overcast at night around here.

But if it's clear, it's a great show. I recall seeing them sometimes while camping away from the town lights back when I was a teeny-bopper.



C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Hedgie said...

Been checking out all the lovely pics on blogs! We sure have some talented photogs!
Still cool and cloudy here in Wild/Wonderful. Jo...sure hoping Norma is okay. Maybe it is her 'puter...
Time for lunch. BBL.

movin said...

Speaking of lunch, it looks like Finny brought in a nice fat fish for her younger chick.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

ZZ is nursing in the shade of a beautiful tree now.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Costume Lady said...

Ceil...I don't recall any photos from your trip to Oregon???
LOVE Cape Cod! Only been there once and didn't have time to stay long. Gene was working then and only had a short vacation. New England states are beautiful.

MITS said...

yes, sleeping pandas on the watch today, except when my shift was ending I lost the little devil Tai...he was hiding, but found a sleeping Tian in the grotto

magpie said...

My Goodness, what do I see in the nest ???

magpie said...

I do believe I have to holler:

PARENT IN THE NEST !!!!!

magpie said...

lOOKS LIKE A LINEBACKER!

Hedgie said...

Yep, Margy, see him/her!!!

magpie said...

THELMA AND BUDDY: WHERE ARE YOU?

HOLLER HOLLER HOLLER !!

magpie said...

Oh, where oh where is Live Feed ...

Hedgie said...

Mits, any new urine or ultrasound results?

magpie said...

Head down in the nest working on something.....

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Now that is a beautiful site. Thanks for hollering Margie, I heard you all the way down here!!

Mema Jo said...

WHoo Hoo Thanks Margie for Hollering for me

magpie said...

HEDGIE: GLAD YOU ARE SEEING IT TOO...
I HOPE SOME OTHERS GET TO SEE IT TOO....

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

My oh my, what a beautiful site!! Ain't God just too good to us?

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

He/she is working hard on something. Wonder what it is?

magpie said...

WISH WE HAD A LITLE EAGLE PEEP NOISE WE COULD SEND OUT WITH OUR MESSAGES.....A LOUD ONE !

IT IS BEAUTIFUL...

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

right margie, like an alarm, EAGLE ALERT!!

magpie said...

N O R M A !!!

MOUNTAINEER ALERT !!!


HO HO HO HO !!!

Mema Jo said...

Must have dinner - it's funny because this is about the feeding time when we would see them in the early eve

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Where is Norma anyway? Does anyone know?

paula eagleholic said...

I SEE IT, I SEE IT!!

magpie said...

I'm getting that Launch Pad Feeling...

magpie said...

OH YAY PAULA !!

NatureNut said...

WOW, a real live bird in the nest!!!!!!

magpie said...

SISSY - I THINK WE WERE GOING TO SEE IF ANYONE HAS NORMA'S PHONE NUMBER TO CHECK ON HER.....

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

and gone. I really appreciate the visit. Thank you God!!

NatureNut said...

POOF!!

Mema Jo said...

Oh No! Mr. Bill POOF!

Sure was great while it lasted

Thank you Thank you Thank you

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle gone gone!

magpie said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh !!

Well, that was surely a nice way to wake up from a Panda Nap !

Paula - Liberty or Belle??

Off now to do some soaring I guess....to round up the juveniles maybe...

magpie said...

Well, we had a pretty good little crowd of onlookers !

Mema Jo said...

I have a feeling that with all the company Norma had (kids & adults) that her computer may have been used and now is kaput!

Mema Jo said...

We did have a good many Momsters around for the special event -
thanks to you, Margie for sighting our treasured visitor and sounding the alert!

magpie said...

I think I have to pass the credit on to the Good Lord, for waking me up and sending me out to the computer !

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Sharon is calling her now.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Norma is okay, computer is down. Sharon is still on the phone.

Hedgie said...

Does anyone else have concern about the health of the sycamore tree? I wonder if there is anyway that the NCTC crew could stabilize it w/ guide wires or such to help prevent it from falling over in the near future. Wonder if they have a tree pro check it....

paula eagleholic said...

Hmmm Jo, did Lib leave you a turtle shell?

magpie said...

Whew, can hardly think straight now...

Regarding the Perseids, these and the Leonids, in November, are typically the best! Usually the summer haze affects the viewing, but with the low humidity - we may luck out....especially if the skies are clear like they were last night...

Good Luck Everyone....

MEGAN: LIKE YOU NEW AVATAR, AGAIN!
ARE YOU GOING TO GET A PANDA NAP OR JUST GO TO DC ON SHORT SLEEP ?

Hedgie said...

Amen, Sharon. Thanks. Tell Norma we were worried. Thanks, Sis.

magpie said...

CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR THE UPDATES FROM SHARON ON NORMA.....HOPE ALL IS WELL AND "HO" with her....

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Norma will be on sometime this week. She has been busy. Computer is bogged down. Had company, plumbing and air conditioning problems. Sharon told her we missed her bright and shiny every morning.

magpie said...

Thanks for the update on Norma, Sissy and Sharon.....maybe that good-looking plumber was able to make another visit !!!

Sure she didn't slip out to Sturgis and not tell us ??

God Bless You for checking on her....

Can't wait to see those early morning Cheery Greetings one of these days..

Hope everyone else is doing well..

Mema Jo said...

OH HO!! Plumber still needed???? lol

I was wondering why you were not still sleeping, Margie.

Paula - just to the left of center -
could that be a shell?

Mema Jo said...

Thanks Sharon for making the call...

paula eagleholic said...

Hedgie - there isn't anything wrong with the tree. What makes you think that?

paula eagleholic said...

Jo, yes...bottom center I would say...touching the small stick across the nest that goes l to r

paula eagleholic said...

Yes, thank you Sharon.

Now, Where's Dana!?

Hedgie said...

Paula, I just think it looks unhealthy. Had one once a number of years go that started looking like it (small sparse foliage, peeling bark) and it just suddenly fell, so I thought maybe this one might do the same thing.

Mema Jo said...

Dana had emailed me end of last week to let us know that she was a bit busy but everything was ok..not to worry. She will be on blog later in week I think.

Hedgie said...

Jo, it does look like a shell! Lib must have brought it just for you!!!

MITS said...

August 10
Mei Xiang has spent most of her time in den three since yesterday afternon. Other than sleeping and resting, she has cradled the Kong toy or Boomer ball for nearly five hours. We all wish she was cradling a real cub. We have observed only a small amount of body grooming. Ano-genital licking was observed for a total of 15 minutes There were four bouts; the longest session was seven minutes and the rest were three minutes or less.

Mei Xiang came out of her den when called for an ultrasound this morning. As soon as the procedure was over, she retrieved a piece of bamboo and returned to the den to eat it.

August 9
Mei Xiang was alert this morning and came out of the den immediately for her ultrasound. She was so ready that she came into the training cage and laid down on her back in position, before being asked. Once the procedure was finished, she wanted to stay outdoors and was left to wander in the runway. At one point, she went back into the training cage on her own and assumed the ultrasound position, just waiting for the keeper to notice and provide more attention and treats! Mei Xiang is very food-motivated again, eating all of her apple instead of nibbling around it. She spent most of the rest of the day in den three.

Mei is still cradling, and licking her body. When she drags bamboo to the den, she usually eats it. We observed only one episode of nest building. There has been ano-genital licking observed several times in the past 24 hours but no signs of labor have followed. After a series of ano-genital licking between 10:20 and 11:18 last night, she left the den at midnight and dragged bamboo into the den to commence stripping and eating it. Between 12:24 and 6:14 a.m., volunteers observed four bouts of licking; three of them lasted one or two minutes, and one was six minutes long.

URINE SAMPLES WERE SENT OUT AGAIN TODAY, LYNN, from what I coud get from the keepers today, she has been at baseline hormone level for a few days....they should know more after today's sample......

Mema Jo said...
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Mema Jo said...

Dinner time

BBL

Hedgie said...

Thanks for update, Helen!

NillaWafer said...

HiYa Everyone Hope your watching Mei as she was doing alot of the lickin thing and now kind of setting up funny... What a beautiful day and weather man says it wil continue for awhile... I spoke with Dana last week it was she called me i have called her since and got no answer..She was trying to get into use the pool at a place here for her knee exercises... Will try her later tonight...

MITS said...

your welcome, Lynn:)

NillaWafer said...

Hmmmm does Mei have that look of pain in her face??? Mits whatcha think?? Or just wishful thinkin on my part i suppose...

NillaWafer said...

Someone asked me how i split Jazzys pictures they were 5x7s and i scanned them together simple... Lucky to have gotten them as she was ahandful to get to set still..

MITS said...

I think we are all wishing she was in pain:)

MITS said...

that is a darling picture of her, Nilla

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good evening everyone. It was really good talking to our Normabyrd and I let her know how much we missed her.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Well, this is wildlife report for Franklin Street in Bluefield. I have 55,000 baby grackles in my yard, that many baby sparrows on my roof, baby mourning doves and 1 cardinal. Nice to have a little color in all that brown. All these fellers must have about 10 broods a year or something.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Oh, and just saw a yellow finch land in the tree across the street. And now there is a downy woodpecker on the suet feeder and hummingbird or 2 or 3 chasing each other.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

In Bedford, their biggest bird population is mockingbird, next would be mourning doves, cardinals, blue jays and the lovely titmouse.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

I sure would love to hear a squalling cub on this daggone panda cam!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

And a baby blue hay here. My list keeps growing and growing. When I got home from Bedford, all my feeders were empty so I figured they had all moved on or died from starvation because their feed lady was gone but no, they are all still here abundantly.

magpie said...

Thanks again, Sharon, and thanks for the updates on DANA too, Nilla and Jo..

Burrowing owls taking a shade break, WildWatch Ospreys beefing up !

I think Lake Washington Eagle cam might be up again, can't tell for sure..pic looks different.

TTFN - Got some tasks to attend to...

xoxo

magpie said...

Pretty soon those grackles will begin their flying South lessons, Sharon....
I love the mockingbird, could listen to it all day and all night...always wondered if the ones at NCTC would learn to imitate the Eagle Peeping, but never heard it do that when we were there...

Floralgirl said...

Oh, glad to see Norma has been accounted for.. thought her Harley might have broke down on way home from bike weeek... Just got caught in a hummingbird battle- 6 all around me at once.. noisy little buggers..

magpie said...

SHARON: I saw some boat-tailed Grackles in Houston several years back: their tails are as long as the rest of their bodies!

Ceil said...

Wanda, we have not even downloaded our Oregon pictures. We stay at a place called the Lighthouse Inn. The food is wonderful. We will be in Boston a few days. Love Boston. My son lived there about 9 years and I would take the T into Boston from Brookline. Getting ready to go to the funeral parlor. A friends nephew died. He was 48 had 2 teenage sons from 1st marriage and 2 little girls almost 2 and 4 years old. He was an only child. Please keep the family in your prayers.

Virginia Eagle Watcher said...

Hello All

Just wanted you all to see the video of the MALE eaglet removed from the nest at Norfolk Botanical Garden - go to the web site and click on the video - cut your sound on, he has the sweetest little voice :)

MITS said...

we keep the family in my prayers, Ceil:(

Floralgirl said...

Thanks VA eagle watcher- what a beautiful song.. cool video- it's on the WVEC.com website- eagle cam page-top right.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Oh magpie, mockingbirds are devil birds for sure. We camped on the Outer Banks a few years ago and a mockingbird sat 4 feet from my bed and sounded like a billion birds out there all night long.

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

blogger got me i thought.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Just watching the coverage for the men's swimming relay last night. We watched it last night. That was so awesome. The French said they were going to crush us. That did not happen, we got it!!

magpie said...

CEIL -
Prayers for strength and
comfort for your friend's family -

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Ceil, we are praying for your friend's family. So sad!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

They are at Tienanmen's Square. Stark contrast to the first time most of us saw that place.

magpie said...

That IS a nice little singing video of BUDDY - Thanks VA Eagle Watcher - Nice to "See You." - Welcome Aboard !

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Buddy did sing us a pretty song didn't he. Thanks VA Eagle watcher, that was a treat. Welcome to our blog. This is a great place, great people, wonderful friends.

Mema Jo said...

Prayers for your friends' family, Ceil.


I finally found Buddy - chirping his little heart out! Thanks so much VA Eagle Watcher I would never have found that!

Hear Buddy Sing/Talk/Chirp out his story

wvgal_dana said...

Evening friends ( :

Sorry Ceil just been there this past week. Prayers for family and friends.

MITS said...

Thanks, VA Eagle Watcher, and thanks, Jo, for the tiny url, what a beauty Buddy is...so wonderful to hear him sing such a joyful song:)

wvgal_dana said...

Thank you Jo for the link..made it easier...
Boy Buddy isn't "peep peep peeping anymore". He has really growning and has his own teenage musical rhythm lol

Mema Jo said...

Glad your back Dana!
Everybody missed your not being here.

glo said...

I managed to get the video ready of the Eagle Release I got to watch yesterday. I hope you will take time to go see Ruffles A Bald Eagle Release Story

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

That was really beautiful. I was reading back where they were saying his prognosis was so poor. He really has showed them.

wvgal_dana said...

Sharon that's too many grackles for me!!

Costume Lady said...

BUDDY, you little faker, we thought you were an EAGLE, but now we know you are a sweet songbird!

Mema Jo said...

Be back in a few
Must address some special cards for the mail tomorrow..... Also send some ecards! Anniversaries are being celebrated by son/wife and also by granddaughter/grandson-in-law. AND
more b-days for the end of this month!

MITS said...

Thanks, VA Eagle Watcher, and thanks, Jo, for the tiny url, what a beauty Buddy is...so wonderful to hear him sing such a joyful song:)...what a sweet face he has, and the way he tilts his head...darling!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Glo, loved the video. Thanks for sharing that with us. He had a hard time there for a minute, didn't he?

wvgal_dana said...

Glo my goodness you got to watch such a wonderful experience. WOW !! ( : Neat....
Thank you so much for sharing your time again and the video of Ruffles. He will probably join his family since they had flown over that morning....such goodness and devotion in the music I loved.

glo said...

Yes eagle eye sissy Ruffles added a little nervousness for all of us at the release. Poor thing really was frightened there for a bit and she had such a hard time getting especially one of the TV folks to back away . Once he was upright though you could see him literally shake it off. I so want to call out there and see if Dustin has seen him today and if he ate etc etc. But I don't want to be a pest. I will drive out there some day this week and spend an hour or so. I hope I see a juvie in or around where I know the release took place. I won't know for certain if i see Ruffles well but if I see him on or near that tree I will feel pretty sure that is who it is. Th eother two were pretty much soaring over by the river when I caught them on the cam. Not at all back in that particular area.

glo said...

Glad you enjoyed Dana Hope you are doing OK. I know you are not feeling overly super and also know there has been some sadness in your world. ((((hugs))))) I am also so glad to see Sharon called Norma. I too was getting pretty concerned as to where she was and what was going on for her.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

It's looking like there is not going to be a panda cub for us, isn't it? I would love to see her shoot us one out of there!! But I am not holding out much hope for it.

They were showing a cow have a calf at the State Fair. You should have seen the onlooker's faces when she had that calf. The kids were so grossed out (so was the newsperson). It was so funny to watch. Didn't show the actual birth on the news, just the onlookers faces and the cow's face as she was having it.

MITS said...

shooting out a 4 to 5 oz cub, isn't quite as gross, Sissy....yep not looking good for Mei...they should be making an announcement in the next day or two

MITS said...
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MITS said...

blogger cop, don't start with me.....not in the mood:(

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Blogger cop got me today too Mits. It is so cool here this evening. Supposed to get down to 49 tonight. Feels like fall instead of August.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

That video of Buddy was so awesome. I loved how he turned his head almost upside down. Looks like he is jamming. What a miracle he is!

MITS said...

I know, Sissy, when I got out of my car this a.m. at the zoo, felt like September, but crowds are still there

MITS said...

ATLANTA'S PANDA UPDATE FOR AUGUST 11THMonday, August 11
As you may have read on Friday, Lun Lun has noticeably slowed down. Due to this, the decision was made to start the 24-hour birth this past Saturday. I had been off work at the beginning part of the week, so Lun’s behavior was a total change for me – a fairly abrupt change from the last time I had seen her. She did fine on Thursday for her ultrasound, but then by Friday morning she was out of it. We had been noticing a very slight decrease in activity and bamboo intake, but nothing to set off any alarms. Two years ago, she had gradually declined in her behavior over a period of a few weeks, until she wouldn’t go out anymore. She decided that she needed to be different this year and surprise everyone. But isn’t that typical of Lun?

Nothing that interesting happened with her over the weekend, though, just lots of sleeping. There’s hardly any bamboo intake at present, and even yesterday, she was refusing to take any fruit or biscuits. This morning she did sit and eat some bamboo, probably more than the last two days combined, but nothing great. Even if she does come over for a quick training session, there’s only about a minute before she slumps over and goes back to sleep.

Now we just wait, watch and cross our pseudothumbs.
Joseph T. Svoke
Giant Panda Keeper II, Carnivore Department

Costume Lady said...

GLO, I didn't realize you were taking the video of Ruffles. Wouldn't they let you get close enough to film him leaving the cage? Did he come out a little at a time or leave hurridly?

paula eagleholic said...

VA eagle watcher - glad you reposted the link to Buddy's video...guess some people missed the link I posted last week.

And here's a link to today's pics...

NBG forum

Mema Jo said...

Good observation, Wanda about Buddy being a songbird!He sounded so sweet and your right Sharon that he just stole your heart the way he turned his head!

In my opinion (gut feeling)
Momma Mei isn't gonna be a Momma!
Having said that - I now dare her to prove me wrong! I even double dare her!.....

Costume Lady said...

Sounds like there is still some hope for an Atlanta panda cub. You go girl!!

paula eagleholic said...

Nice and cool today! Sure felt like fall.

Went to give blood tonight, the place was like a meat locker. I kept looking around for the beef! By the time I left...my fingers were numb! Came home and ate a bowl of soup!

MITS said...

ATLANTA, is I think just going into her luteal phase, she was inseminated a month after Mei was...so it might be awhile before she delivers

MITS said...

lol...Paula, WHERE'S THE BEEF???? Hubby has been home sick today and keeps turning off the AC, and I keep turning it back on:)

NatureNut said...

Thx Glo for the WONDERFUL video of Ruffles. How exciting! Did he originally have any injury?or just fallen out of the nest?
Think the Buddy video was on last week. He sure does sing pretty!
W#as working w/plants outside & at 8:20 PM hummers were still chasing each other around the feeder.
We have had tons more grackles & starlings this year stealing the food from all the other birds. They steal 2 suet cakes a day!! Hubby stopped putting out suet for a few days & then NO ONE was around-too quiet, so they're back up.
Dana--glad you're around & good to hear Norma is around too! And I thought she went off w/the plumber!!!LOL

Hedgie said...

Thanks Jo and Glo for video links. Buddy sure has a set of vocal chords on him!!

Hedgie said...

Hey,Dana! Welcome "home" girlfriend!!

Costume Lady said...

Well, you know what Loretta...Miss Norma calls that PLUMBER every once in a while. He must have something that interests her. Maybe a motorcycle or a CANE?

MITS said...

looks like the tie-ups at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge have ended....clear sailing at the toll plaza

Costume Lady said...

Dana, if you are still on here...did you get to go to the pool?

MITS said...

and she has the AC man on the side too.;)

Costume Lady said...

Lynn, you asked earlier about my shop. I am open by appointment during the off season and every day except Sunday during the month of October. Have you daughter call me and she can look around and also look at my catalog.
I have posted some photos of the costumes on "Wanda's Wishes". I posted them on here last year, but they must have gotten eaten up by the blogger cop. LOL

Hedgie said...

In video and in pics, notice the "poop wall" ? Guess Buddy's a pretty good shot! Would hate to have to mess w/ that carpet!!

glo said...

I only posted the link for the You Tube video on here but have Ruffles story told a little more on the FTLOE Blog. He was number 3 in his nest this year. He did not have an injury but was weakened to the point he was walking along the ground "barely" and did not even resist when they came to take him to the Rehab Center. Yes Wanda he took off within a minute or so of being taken to the second more shady spot. I took all of the photos and videos you see there. I could only do one at a time though and chose the photo for the flight as it was really shady and dark. The TV folks were up closer to the cage but I am not sure they actually got the flight either. I did get him both approaching and going right over me. Ya know I was trusting him to not crash into me where I was standing.

Mema Jo said...

Glo - Here's hoping Ruffles catches up with his siblings tomorrow and rides the thermals! Beautiful event for you to witness!!

Costume Lady said...

Miss Norma has an A/C man too...I'll bet he's COOL!

MITS said...

aaarrrggghhhhh, WANDA:)

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Lord, I don't know how much more of this panda pregnancy/pseudopregnancy I can stand!! So now Lun Lun may be pregnant? At least there is still hope of a baby panda in my future. (I wish I was a panda.) Been a great blog day, just love you guys. Gonna catch a bit of the Olympics before I pack it in. Beach volleyball on now.

Hedgie said...

Thanks, Wanda! Will relay info!

Mema Jo said...

Moon is brilliantly shinning and the
Sky is clear

Can I stay awake until 2am..
That is a good question......

NatureNut said...

Some of us have been talking about parsley in regards to black swallowtails. I just posted a picture of what happened to our parsley!!Does it get a Gold Medal?

Ceil said...

Good evening all. Buddy has a beautiful voice. Good luck to Ruffles. Thank you all for prayers for friend's family. They are doing good. I think better than I am. Has been a long day so I am going to say.Pleasant dreams to all.

Costume Lady said...

Loretta, I think you should at least get "Gardner of the Year". LOL

NatureNut said...

Wanda, I just saw that!!!Really cool!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Loretta, I planted some lemon balm in my flower garden (unwittingly) and by the next year, it had taken over the whole lower half of my flower garden. Like to never got rid of that stuff. Now I make sure I know what I am planting in there.

Costume Lady said...

Good Night Ceil....prayers for your friends family.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Good night Ceil, hope tomorrow is a better day! Sweet dreams.

NatureNut said...

Wanda, my last comment was about Norma. You know, the way she is going she might get free home repairs for a long time!(Just funnin')

Prayers for Ceil's friends.

MITS said...

hang in there, Ceil:)

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

We are winning the women's beach volleyball, 20-15, we won that match. Beat the Cubans.

MITS said...

Mei Xiang has left the birthing den and is eating her bamboo.

Mema Jo said...

Good Night Ceil - Peace be with you!


Loretta - I just looked at all your hummer pics ! Spectacular to say the least! Great shots & I love your captions!

Mema Jo said...

MITS - who is on Panda cam 1 now?

Costume Lady said...

I do know that Norma has an eye for good looking men. Do you think she REALLY is having puter problems? Maybe she needs a break to pull herself together after entertaining a houseful of people.

MITS said...

I doubt if I will get up for the shower tonight, probably would if I were at the beach, did not sleep much last night with hubby being so sick:(...will catch the ones in November

Bob Quinn said...

If anyone is still awake I just posted some new BW photos from Saturday:

New BW Photos

Bob

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Mits, I hope your hubby gets better in a hurry, not serious is it?

MITS said...

that would be Mei, I believe, Jo, let me check again

NatureNut said...

That stupid parsley lasted thru a few winters like a tree!! Finally died.I didn't have the heart to get rid of it since it was so unusual.

I'm trying to decide whether to get up extra early to see the meteors or not. Is it still dark around 5:30? I have to get up at 6:30 to go to Park.
Gonna check Finland, etc. & watch some Olympics. Gotta see swimming & gymnastics.

Mema Jo said...

Thanks Mits for the answer before the question! lol
I got so excited thinking they took the cam off of her for a special reason and switched to the big room!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Oh, Bob. Those are beautiful. I tried to set one of the sunset pics as my background but the resolution is to low. Can you send the sunset ones to my email?

Mema Jo said...

Sissy Love the new pic!


Hi Bob! Blog is pretty active.
Headed over to view your pictures

Bob Quinn said...

Sure, which ones do you want?

Costume Lady said...

Loretta, your Hummer captions are hilarious! I love WOODYHUMMER. LOL

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

That pic is from the rescue in China after the earthquake. They are all cute, it was hard to pic one. I'll have to change it often to get them all in.

MITS said...

yes, looks like Mei on both cams

MITS said...

I don't think so, Sissy, I'm just not used to him getting sick and cancelling travel plans, so it scared me, but he is staying hydrated and keeping stuff down now...was a rough night for him

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

the whole next to the last row, Bob, of the sunset. Those are just beautiful. You are really good at getting the great shots.

MITS said...

Mei is bringing the bamboo into the birthing den....again!!!

Mema Jo said...

Bob Did you get caught in bridge traffic when you traveled to
Cambridge? Your pics have all my favorites - dragon flys, sunsets and trumpet vine flowers!
Thanks for sharing!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Me and Sharon were saying Mei needs some of the bamboo in my yard. Maybe it would help her give us a baby.

NatureNut said...

WOW, Bob! Those are spectacular photos. Never knew there could be anything lovely about pokeweed!

Mema Jo said...

Mits Mei doesn't normally go into the birthing den as much as she has since we thought she could be really pregnant - does she?

Costume Lady said...

Bob, is the egret really that blue? I love the first two "Sunset/ Moon" photos...the colors are really pretty.

MITS said...

as my granddaughter would say BOB.....OH WOW!!!!!!

Bob Quinn said...

Jo - I waited till this morning to come back. No way I was going to sit in that traffic.

MITS said...

JO, she has the staff at the zoo really scratching their heads, she has spent alot of time in the birthing den, but is ready and willing to come out to eat and for ultrasounds...she seems really awake tonight.

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