Saturday, August 02, 2008

Saturday

Weekend thread 1

114 comments:

Mema Jo said...

Good Mid Saturday Morning to All I just popped in at the right time.

Now to see who I will be inviting over. Thanks Steve for the new thread

glo said...

Well I made it over here this time. Maybe Blogger Cop has gone to detox. Have a good day. Back to work for me.

Mema Jo said...

Good Morning Glo.

NatureNut said...

WOWEEE, can't believe this retarded 'puter opened the new thread!! Very quiet here on the Pax River. Due to rain, most people have cancelled kayak/canoe rentals.
Have seen hummers, squirrels, cardinals & goldfinches so far. NO Bigfoot!

Costume Lady said...

This is soooo frustrating...can't get on here but every now and then. It has taken so long that I have forgotten what I wanted to say. What in Sam Hill is going on??

Costume Lady said...

Hey, Loretta, it is no wonder you can't find Big Foot; he is here in my house. Karla just bought grandson new school shoes and they are a size 11!

Costume Lady said...

GLO is so right; we are all in DETOX after all that REGGAE music and partying! LOL

paula eagleholic said...

Cool, made it over...hopefully everything is working ok now

Costume Lady said...

This morning at about 7am, Mei was literally climbing the walls. She was peeping in the window of a door and then began to climb the walls. I would guess she was trying to get inside. She is a very frustrated animal.

Mema Jo said...

Glad to see you all made it over.
Hopefully everyone else will too.

We had early morning storms - thunder & lightening ones...

Going to get some Brunch...
And more coffee........ BBL

paula eagleholic said...

Grabbing some brunch here as well...

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

I see where everyone is having trouble getting on this morning, thought I'd try my luck.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Yeah, Wanda we are in detox. And let me tell you detox is not for old people and sissies!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

I am going to try to sign on a work a little bit this morning. Tom is in there with this mom napping and watching westerns (he is in heaven, all of his favorite things, Mom, home, and westerns).

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Reckon maybe Sharon, Thelma, and Mattie go to go to Smith Mountain Lake. I haven't talked to her this morning.

Costume Lady said...

Hey, Sissy, Capt. Eagle likes Westerns too. He will sit for hours watching old westerns.

Hedgie said...

I made it over w/o any problem.
Hey, local folk...Southern States in Ranson (just down the street from my daughter) was hit by lightening last night, and gutted.
Southern part of county and Jefferson really got slammed by storm, but not bad back here in the NW corner of Berkeley!

Hedgie said...

Loretta,
I think your creature is a couple of months too early!!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

I am using Firefox as well, Jo, and haven't had any problems. Tried to call Sher but no answer. Maybe they are heading to the lake.

Costume Lady said...

Lynn, we had the storm last night, too, but nothing more than a good, soaking rain. Then, early this morning, another small storm, lasting only a few minutes. I can hear our garden saying THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

NatureNut said...

Hi to the rollovers!!!
Hedge, the monster was made by girl I work w/because she just had camping vacation in OR & is afraid of things that might be in the woods!! So has nothing to do w/Oct. holiday.She's going to send it around as something she dwnlded from her camera w/vacation pictures!!!

NatureNut said...

Other bird I just saw was osprey talking away in a tree, but of course flew away when I tried to get his pic.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

The thunder is rollin' here, looks like another storm is moving through. Not been anything big though, just summer storm.

magpie said...

Well, I am going to give it a shot too this morning, er, I mean AFTERNOON! Stayed up late, went to bed with the storms at 3:30 -
and stayed in bed as long as I could. Go to work at midnight tonight so figured I better get a bank of sleep in early.

Best Saturday Wishes to everyone, at work, home, and play.

xo

movin said...

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE...

Anything new seen this morning?


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Panda Birthdays
Posted at 11:44 am August 1, 2008 by Michelle Thompson

Our sibling pandas will be celebrating their birthdays this weekend. Zhen Zhen is turning one this Sunday, and Su Lin will be three on Saturday. What a treat it has been to watch each of these two pandas grow. Just think about how small they started out, only ounces in weight!

We will be celebrating this joyous occasion with extra special treats for our birthday girls. The birthday treats will be put out both in the morning and again in the afternoon. Come stop by the Giant Panda Research Station to wish the girls a happy birthday or catch a glimpse of the fun on Panda Cam!

Michelle Thompson is a research technician at the San Diego Zoo.





C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Hedgie said...

Margie,
How is your schedule arranged now? You don't have to double back from night to day without a couple of days off, do you?

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

looks like a pretty good storm coming through. Gonna shut down a while. BBL.

Hedgie said...

OMG!!! Check out Sturgis cams.....I've never seen so many bikes parked in one place like that!! Too cool!

Hedgie said...

Bet Deb is in "Hog" heaven---LOL!

Floralgirl said...

Has anyone seen Norma on that cam yet?? Just wondering- I know she said she had company this weekend..but you never know.. could've been an alibi... look for a tiny beautiful blonde on the back of a bike..

paula eagleholic said...

Just a few bikes there ;)

Hedgie said...

Megan, maybe Norma was just faking us out w/ the "company" line...maybe she and the plumber took off for Sturgis!!

movin said...

Both the 1st and 2nd eyasses have fledged ... you might know.

The 1st, a female, is happily flying out of the nest and back repeatedly.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Mema Jo said...

I found Norma..... check your email..
I think I got it to all of you.
Jim & Wanda it's on its way...

Mema Jo said...

Happy Birthday ZZ & Su Lin!


I checked out their cam and I think I saw ZZ - the SD cam has always been so dark & hard for me to see them.

Hedgie said...

Off to store. See you dudettes and dudes later!

magpie said...

MOVIN - You're talking about Finney's Nest?? I noticed early this morning and checked their site saw that one and two had done some flying out. When I first opened it up, two were on then the third returned to the nest and then flew off again...

magpie said...

HEDGIE: Got off at 5 pm Friday, return at midnight TONIGHT, so I had a 31-hour break.

xo

magpie said...

Yeah! A LOT of Choppers !

I'm sure DEB is taking A LOT OF PICTURES ! Looks like some great people-watching !

http://webcams.sturgisbikeweek.com/

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good afternoon everybody. Went to try to find a bathing suit to no avail so we got a little pool to use here. I am having a little problem today with sciatica so I am going to rest awhile!

magpie said...

Yo Sharon! I had A LOT of problem with Sciatica this morning...took me an HOUR before I could even sit at the computer...
stretch, heat, stretch, heat..
MISERY DOES NOT LOVE COMPANY IN THESE SITUATIONS, BUT I CAN RELATE!

Hope it is easing up some for you.

xo

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Hey Sher, sorry about your sciatica. When did that start? We just had a horrendous storm blow threw here. Had to shut down the puter. Now the sun is shining and it is beautiful. Gonna try to get some work done.

MITS said...

hey made it on.....back to the beach...beautiful day here:) TTUL

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Is anyone watching Tai? He is all over the place, in a tree upside down.

Floralgirl said...

At 155 PM EDT...Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 5 miles north of Clear Spring to 12 miles north of Highfield PA...moving southeast at 20 mph. These storms will be capable of producing brief heavy rainfall...small hail and wind gusts to 40 mph. A tenth to a quarter of an inch of rainfall is expected with this activity. The communities of Long Meadow... Hagerstown...Emmitsburg and Thurmont will likely be affected through 330 PM EDT. I can see this storm going by us now..thank goodness we're missing it here.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

That sounds like what just blew through here a bit ago, Megan. Beautiful here now.

Floralgirl said...

Nasty storm that is passing by has a 90% chance of hail..more storms coming from PA- could get us in a while. 84° here and mostly cloudy- not too bad. Back to work, be up later to check the radar again..

magpie said...

Ferry Boat Finney's looks sooooooo peaceful and calm. Just saw a ferry motoring past from right to left..

xo

magpie said...

MEGAN AND OTHERS (Including us West Virginians too I guess) - Hope the storm is not too bad!

Going to Charles Town in a bit for church, might drive right into it!

Will check out that Southern States in Ranson on the way back, HEDGIE, and let you know what it looks like.

Be Careful All.
xo Prayers for all xo

Mema Jo said...

I was on phone with daughter in Clear Spring Area - It may have blown over them - she heard thunder but the rain didn't hit them. I can hear it coming into the valley now..

Will be going to church later - last Saturday is when the storm came up as we were ready to leave church at 6pm. Oh well, it's the weekend - what else could we expect?

magpie said...

ISS tonight around 0950 - NNW at
27-degree rise. Maybe clear skies for some. Should be "very bright."
ISS circles the earth every 92 minutes!

TTFN xo

magpie said...

MITS: No matter what we get, the clouds are awesome !

Mema Jo said...

I wish those biscuits would fall out of that ball before Tai gives it a wack!

I have never seen as many bikes at any one time as there is in Sturgis!
There is only one lane and that is for bike traffic.

NatureNut said...

Well, we never got the line of storms at 12N or 1:00. Sun came out---HOT & lots more people!
Our osprey buddy was sitting on favorite branch, eating a fish, but flew away when he saw us, nuts!
Oh, so Bigfoot is at Wanda's!!!
And BTW, that is a bluebird on my blog w/wrens & goldfinches.I have seen more of them around this year than before--they are our County bird.

paula eagleholic said...

Not a drop here...

Mema Jo said...

Getting hit hard here right now...
Some small hail.. Lots rain..
Lots wind..

Don't know if I'll make it out
to church...... I'll use God
judgement...........

BBL

Floralgirl said...

Dang- missed all the others-looks like we are about to get slammed..hope we don't get hail, this storm is small but strong, 90% of hail.

Floralgirl said...

POURING rain here- wind gust of 37 mph- horrible lightning..later- (I hope)

paula eagleholic said...

Heading to a friends for a cookout....BBL

MITS said...

hello....awesome day at the beach....and now a nice cold g&t, yummy

Floralgirl said...

Well, geez that sounds good....

MITS said...

yep, it is;)

magpie said...

Jefferson County was getting some lightning thunder and rain when I left there around 6:45 - - looked like some it was hitting more South of there.

Southern States Co-Op store in Ranson was standing, but all around the windows looked scorched - now all the windows (if they are still there) are boarded up with plywood...guess it took that hit, HEDGIE, that you mentioned much earlier..

Maybe I shouldn't say this, but rather a "Gentleman's Club" than a Feed and Plant store would have been better!

Heading down for a nap soon, due in at midnight.

NATURE NUT: When that Osprey that was eating a fish earlier, flew off...DID HE TAKE HIS FISH WITH HIM ??

TTFN - xo ISS around 9:51 Eastern Panhandle...maybe skies clear for some?

magpie said...

It must have rained at the nest, there is a wonderful rainbow (!!) there now...

Good Night !

xo

magpie said...

PS NATURE NUT: Love the Avatar!
MEGAN: I have been loving yours for a few days now..

xo

Costume Lady said...

I looked up the photos of Sturgis and saw where they are having a wet T-Shirt contest...keep an eye out for Miss Norma.

Mema Jo said...

Shoot! I was watching for the bikini contest & missed the T-shirt one!

Mema Jo said...

We drove to Mass with white fluffy clouds & sunshine because the rain/hail storm had passed. Coming out of Mass was a different story with more rain coming down. Priest said it was the first time he ever had to ask us to leave.. lol

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Just saying good nite all you beautiful Eagle People.

Mema Jo said...

Nite Sissy! Have a restful sleep
and dream of pandas! New Panda Cubs!!

Mema Jo said...

Wild Watch ospreys being fed.

LW Nest MT
NCTC Nest MT with rainbow coverage
No falcons Down Under on the ledge

Can't find anything about the b-days at the SD zoo for ZZ and Su Lin
NZoo pandas asleep....

Ferrets are asleep

BBL

Mema Jo said...

Oh Yes I forgot to say that there is
Raccoon Ruckus in the Woods.

Going to take a look out to see if there is much cloud coverage - which I think there is going to be......ISS

NatureNut said...

Good Evening to all that are still here!
We got rain at about 6PM with sun too.Must have been a rainbow somewhere. Later it got cloudy & big black cloud was doing thunder & lightning around 8 PM, but no more rain. Will miss ISS.
Margy, yes that osprey left w/his fish. I don't know why he's so skittish!
On my way out of Park, had to stop by eagle nest area. Couldn't see anything but heard some squealing which was probably ospreys. I'm gonna have to study up on their sound differences!!
A little further up the road, a strange black bird(foot)flew next to my car and went in a tree. It looked at first like a small turkey, but is probably an immature vulture. Had yellow legs--took pics--hope I got him.Nothing like a good mystery!!

magpie said...

MEMA: Did you see it? I got up from nap....musta missed the very first part of it then: WHAM! There it was! Bright little rascal all right, brighter than Jupiter, went straight across from NNW to NNE - I moved to get a better view away from some tall trees, and it had plum disappeared! Guess it got away from the Sun! Whew! Well, more Sunday night. Back to bed for another 60 minutes for me..

xo

magpie said...

NATURE NUT: that Osprey didn't have a nice big gold Koi did it?
Could you have seen a Turkey Jake?
Youngster bird from this season maybe? Can't wait to see the picture!

z z z z 'Night xo xo xo

Mema Jo said...

I didn't see it! Too many trees around here for any viewing. Thought I might get a glimpse but I didn't.

Hedgie said...

Hello all. How's everyone tonight? We had two minor storms this afternoon, but saw wicked-looking lightening over the Potomac. Hope our eagles stayed safe!
Does anyone know where the Finney cam is? I copied that beautiful sunset pic a couple of days ago and want to label it.
Good short night, Margy...have a good shift tonight.

Mema Jo said...

Hedgie -

Finney cam over water



Finney cam over land

Mema Jo said...

Going to close down for the day..
Hope all the storms are finished for now..

Good Night & Peace to you & yours
Prayers for all being said..

(((hugs)))

Hedgie said...

Thanks, Jo, but I have the sites...I meant WHERE is it? Finland?

MITS said...

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE!!

Costume Lady said...

Yes, LYNN, that site is in Finland.

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
SLEEP TIGHT
PRAYERS

magpie said...

Nighty Saturday Night, Folks.

Time to make like a baby, and head out...

The Saturday night 9-1-1 emergencies await me.

Love to all, Take Care, and Prayers.

xoxo

Hedgie said...

Thanks, Wanda, for verifying! Wish I could read Finnish!
Good night all. Peace and feather dreams.

movin said...

GOOD NIGHT, EVERYONE...

Good sleep, good Sunday.



C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Ceil said...

Good morning everyone. No panda cub yet. Our cam is acting up. Our neighborhood was without electricity for 15 hours yesterday. This has never happened. Thank heaven it was not hot yesterday. Worried about my neighbor who just got home from the hospital. She did well. She was worried about her dog. All have a good day. Sunny day in Baltimore. Home of the Star Spangled Banner.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good morning Ceil. Was just watching Mei Xiang. She was looking out the window of the door in the birthing den and somebody came by and patted her hand. That was so cute! Then they put a piece of bamboo through the hole.

Chrissy Beahan said...

GOOD SUNDAY MORNING TO EVERYONE !!!

"I hope your all as well as can be today",,,,,,

Its a lovely bright sunny day here,, birds singing,,those that are still here,,my beautiful Swifts have left for Africa except for a few stragglers and they will be gone by lunchtime I would think,,,oh how I'll miss them so,,,,,
Frank is in bed after his nightshift, Matt and Natalie are planning a day trip out somewhere,,the cats have had their breakfasts and are both back in bed,,,,
I've cooked a large batch of pancakes for breakfast and about to go and start the veg for Sunday Dinner,,,,,

Watching Darling Mei,,,she has had a little bamboo and played with her nest this morning,, had a couple of big drinks,, had a poo and a wee,, and gone back into the birthing den to lie on the concrete block and now is napping a little,,,,,
Mei popped out again to bring in some bamboo,,sitting in the corner of the birthing den eating a little,, left back leg up on the wall,,now she is licking her nether parts again,,she hears something and looks to the right of her,,she seems a little nervous today,,back to licking again,,,,,,

Gobbo [Tai Shan] has done his rounds and now is sitting eating bamboo,lying back like daddy,,leaning on his fav log in the sunshine,,,,,,,

HELEN :::::

When do you have your turn at the zoo pet,, your so very lucky to be right there,,I'm so jealous pet, what a lovely place to be at this time,,,,,,

done the rounds of all the birds that I can visit at this time, some in the dark some not,,,,

REMEMBER FRODACAM at Brisbane in Austrailia,, Frodo and Frieda are about to lay their eggs,,,,,,,,

The little Hobbies are doing just fine,,but are being left more and more now,,mum only comes to bring food,,,,,,,,

Nethy is happy sitting aloft in the high tress just above the camera, preening and putting every feather back in place,,can't find Deshar yet,,,,,

Not heard or seen Isla, Angus or Solo in a long time now,, but no bad news reports from the wardens,,,,,

WELL,, thats all I can think of so far,,,,

hope you all have a wonderful day,,,

Bck to Mei watch !!!

love and hugs
Chrissy
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Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good morning Chrissy. Good Mei report! :)

Chrissy Beahan said...

Morning Ceil morning Sharon,,,,

Have you noticed::::::

Gobbo has just passed out,,,,,,

Its to much for a bear to sit in the sun and eat,,,saps his energy doesn't it !!!!!

Mei hanging over her rocks again,,,
I wonder if doing that gives her a headache ????

love and hugs
Chrissy
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Chrissy Beahan said...

Hi Sharon pet,,

Carn't get enough of her,,watched her from the very beginnings,,well both her and Tian,, and ofcourse now, the clown Gobbo,,,,,,,do you remember when he was a lot younger,,he always used to walk about with a stick in his mouth everywhere he went,,,, I used to think he wanted to take up smoking,, I have some wonderful photos of him like that,,,,,

love and hugs
Chrissy
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Chrissy Beahan said...

OH OH OH DESHAR is back in the nest at Loch Garten,, a lovley close up of him too,,,,,


http://www.rspb.org.uk/webcams/birdsofprey/lochgartenvideo.asp

love and hugs
Chrissy
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Ceil said...

Hi Sharon and Chrissy, Popping in before I go get some breakfast. Send some of those pancakes Chrissy. Sharon I was watching Mei when they were putting the bamboo in the window. Those keepers are so good to those animals. Off to get some chow.
My one neighbor who had electricity has my eggs. That is the only thing I wanted to save. They are organic and cost $3.45 a dozen and I just got them Friday night. Bye.

Chrissy Beahan said...

http://www.rspb.org.uk/webcams/birdsofprey/lochgartenvideo.asp



Sorry it got a bit copped off heres the full one

Chrissy
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Chrissy Beahan said...

Bye Ceil

ENJOY !!!

Chrissy Beahan said...

Mei lying on the rocks,, going to sleep,,,,, flapping her back feet,,[I love watching her doing that] I think its a girl panda thing,, you never see the males flapping feet do you ???
She is very scratchy this morning,,, up again.. poop time over the end of the rocks,,,,
back to lying on the rocks again,,,,
Gobbo,, licking at something in the long grass, might be the dew he is licking at,,, now he is pulling up and eating grass,, nice sweet new shoots,,yummy,,,,,

Deshar still sitting in the nest,, and calling for mum to bring food,,,,he's got a hope,,, he should be going and getting his own by now,,or at least trying to,,,,,

love and hugs
Chrissy
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MITS said...

GOOD SUNDAY A.M. EVERYONE

MITS said...

Ceil, glad your electricity is back on...

MITS said...

Chrissy, I will be spending time with the lovely Mei this coming Wednesday...wll tell her you send your love.

MITS said...

slept in til 8, so missed early mass.....going to go to 10..so will TTUL

Chrissy Beahan said...

Morning Helen pet,,

Thank you,, I'd love to see her in the flesh you know,, its a dream of mine,, to sit with her and I'd love to cuddle her and tell her she is loved to bits,,,,, but I know I never will,,,, she is a very special Lady isn't she,,,, I know I watch all the other pandas,, but she is my darling girl,,,,, Thank you again,,, do you think I could fit in your pocket and stow-a-way to the zoo with you,,,,,, pleeeeeeezzzzz,,,,,

love and hugs
Chrissy
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Chrissy Beahan said...

I've found Nethy at Loch Gartren now,, she is sitting up a loft in thre high trees,,,,

The Osprey Tracking is up and working now if you want to track the teenagers everyone,,,,,,,

love and hugs
Chrissy
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MITS said...

, just come on over and walk in with me Chrissy.....maybe you can come as a temporary volunteer...from Great Britain, you already know so much about the Giant Pandas...

Chrissy Beahan said...

OH Helen pet that would be the best day of my life,,,,

But Mei being Mei,, I bet she would be where I couldn't see her,,,, she is a law unto herself,,,Mei isn't a normal Panda,, she does things her way doesn't she,,, THATS why we are all on tenter hooks here waiting for news,,, she certainly isn't doing what Lady Panda's do at times like these,, she should of stopped eating a while ago,, but noooooo Mei loves food,,,,, you just think you have fathomed her out and she does something totally different,, Bless her,, thats why I love her so,,,, Thank you Helen you have been marvelous keeping us all up to date with all things Panda,, I love talking to you about them,,, and Atlanta are in the same boat with Lun Lun too,, oh what it is to be surrogate grandma's,,,,,,,,,


love and hugs
Chrissy
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MITS said...

after the great tragedy in China, with the devastating earthquake, it would be nice if both zoos had cubs....I would love to pet one of the pandas one day, but they are very strict with volunteers being in places they should not be..., but someday:)

Chrissy Beahan said...

Oh My Dear Friend Helen pet,,,,,

I'm so sorry,, I thought you could you know,,, how silly of me is that,,, I took it for granted that you had already petted Gobbo when he was a tiddler,, forgive me please,, to be so near and not be able to hold him,, that would just kill me,,,,

We had a program here last night on Animal Planet,, I didn't like it much but it was what it was,,, they had tourists visiting Wolong,, and they had them sitting in chairs and one of the keepers would bring a baby panda and put it on thesae peoples knees for photos,, I thought it degraded the Panda,, it looked so contrived pet,,, they just kept shoving carrot in the babies mouth till the photo was taken,, all its dignity taken away,, made me cry,,,,,
There doesn't seem to be anymore news about the wild panda's in Wolong Provence does there,, unless I've not been looking in the right place,,,again,,,,???

Right pet,, I'd better go and get dressed,, can't sit here in my nighty all day can I,,,

love and hugs
chrissy
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MITS said...

Chrissy, they are China's' animals, but the National Zoo, treats all of its animals with a lot of love and respect....it doesn't bother me not to touch them, just love talking about them and the other animals on the Asian Trail.....I know they are trying to find out the fate of wild pandas, but think they have alot more on their plate in finding the missing people and burying them.

Ceil said...

NEW THREAD

movin said...

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

It's somewhat overcast here in So Cal yet, but it will be sunny and pretty warm later today.

How are you all??


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

ZZ has just come into the yard where the keepers have a birthday cake and gifts for her set up.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...


Bai and ZZ are really having a party with the "cake and gifts" the handlers have put out for the special day.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Also, I read in the notes at Finny's that a Whitetailed Eagle "attacked" the smallest chick on the nest earlier today.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Ceil said...

Jim. There is a NEW THREAD

First pic of royal couple thread