Saturday, August 23, 2008

Saturday

Weekend thread.

81 comments:

Ceil said...

Good morning everyone.

MITS said...

thanks, Steven and Ceil.....where did you go??

MITS said...

there you are....

MITS said...

are you packed???

Ceil said...

Not packed. Just looked in to see if eagles were there and noticed new thread. Have a good day.

magpie said...

Good Late Morning Everyone...

CEIL: THOUGHT YOU WERE SIGNING OFF LAST NIGHT FOR THE WEEK....HELLO AND BON VOYAGE AGAIN!

MEMA: I counted about 8 sailboats at Ferry Boat Finney's very early this morning on one of my sleepwalking breaks...thought of you!

MITS: HOWDY! I GOT BEAUTY!
THANKS.

XO

magpie said...

Loch Garten:
Nethy and Deschar have headed south, there is one illustration of their initial journey on the site page....Nethy is further South, Deschar headed way out over the water and then back inland...both still in the UK according to that, but I haven't checked all the info yet.

BON VOYAGE BIRDIES....

magpie said...

Chick back in the nest at Finney's -
looking very commanding...

Mema Jo said...

Good Morning - how about these automated new threads each morning!
Steve - I hope you have relaxed and enjoyed your vacation that worry free concerning the blog!

Ceil - you better start packing!
Helen - what is your "come home" date and is M&M coming down soooon?

Margie - Did you even go to bed last night my friend?

Made it through the emails -
How about Bidden (DE) as Obama's running mate - Norma had it right a couple of weeks ago.

Want to go over and see how early everyone signed in!

Our nest is MT now!

magpie said...

Nice sunset effects at Finney Nest..chick in and out, there now...


Empty nest at Wildwatch Osprey except for that little egg!


TTFN gotta run out for a few...

xo

MITS said...

Ceil, leaves tomorrow, Jo....I'm not due back til the 5th or 6th of Sept.....and no, the M&M girls will not be back down....their parents' and their schedule won't allow it:(....they are busy people:)

NatureNut said...

Hi Everyone!!! Been downloading camera from DC trips the last 2 days.Daughter didn't bring a camera, so we're transferring to her work laptop.The Natural History Butterfly Garden was sort of a disappointment for $6. Very small compared to Brookside Gardens at Wheaton Regional Park.I would highly recommend that butterfly spot to anyone visiting the Montgomery County, MD area.
Today will be CRAB DAY!!!!!
BBL

NatureNut said...

PS: Just put set of panda pics on Blog...enjoy. (I didn't name them, but guess it's Tai on the grate, Tian on the mountain & Mei slumped over the bamboo!)

Hedgie said...

Good late morning all.
Nice to see your pics, Loretta...beautiful panda shots as well as two lovely ladies!!
Helen, hope you have a nice beach day...looks like a loverly one here.
Ceil...get crackin', girl!!! When does "the bus" leave??? My late uncle would always say "the bus leaves in xx minutes" What time is Gene due in, Wanda?to spur all the women along!!
Out to paint some more railings!
BBL.

magpie said...

Great Pictures, Loretta..
I like that Panda shirt you are wearing...Very nice picture of you and your daughter...

+ + + + +

West Virginia Magazine for September 2008 has an article and pictures on Caterpillars and Butterflies, and a separate article on "For Love of Lepidoptera" - regarding a couple who met throuth their love of butterflies, got married at the WV Monarch Butterfly State Festival last year, and are the owners of AH-HA Buttefly Ranch in Ritchie County, WV..

I'll check out the website and post it...once I see if the articles are posted...

HELLO AFTERNOON EAGLE BUDS!
XO

magpie said...

One chick in the nest, and one big shadow of a perched bird at WildWatch Osprey, at least right now....

magpie said...

here is the website, for West Virginia Magazine, but the September issue is not featured yet:

www.wonderfulwv.com

magpie said...

DANA: I think, was it you? that talked about a friend named Lynn that was going to re-open her hair salon place on Route 9?
In today's Martinsburg Journal, on the very back page of section F -
is a story and picture...

If not DANA, maybe someone else remembers who...?

Mema Jo said...

Nilla (Janet Kolb) was the one who mentioned the salon opening.

magpie said...

MEMA - thanks...
I'll probably send her an email in case she doesn't see the BLOG -
You are the Woman!

Don't know how long it will last, but a really cool shot of a shadow Osprey with egg smack in the middle of the shadow at WW Osprey..

magpie said...

Well, maybe not...Jo, would you able to send that info along?
Not finding the email info in the Momsters Members listings..

movin said...

GOOD MORNING, ALL, ON THIS BEAUTIFUL SATURDAY MORNING.

Up again and breakfasted. [:~D] Am sipping on my cup of Folgers Freeze Dried... Nothing but the class drinks for this boy.

You've "got to try" some strawberry jam on an Old-fashioned chocolate donut that you've heated 15-17 secs. in the microwave.

So Cal weather is like a beautiful, full-color copy of the last couple of weeks... 69° and humid now, rising to a humid 82° this afternoon.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

magpie said...

JIM - You are a CUISINE afficianado..How is the Oatmeal coming along? I used to mix it with apple butter for my nephew, everyone went EEYOU, BUT HE LIKED IT!

GOOD SUNNY CALIFORNIA MORNING TO YOU! AND GOOD SUNNY WEST VIRGINIA AFTERNOON TO YOU TOO.

XO

Mema Jo said...

Jim - you really started your day out with the "sweets"! That should keep you going for quite a while!

movin said...

I see Finney's youngest is on the nest in the dusk. She probably won't migrate today.

Did you see the pic I put on the blog earlier where she was eating a fish she had brought into the nest herself?? At least Suzanne and I, perhaps others, had been wondering if she had learned to fish yet; and I'm sure she hadn't until recently.

She is now. (;~)}


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Yeah.... "Gourmet all the way" is my way. Hahahaha.

I was drinking my coffee and suddenly remembered I had about 1 1/2 donuts from a couple of days ago in an unused kitchen cannister. So I grabbed approx. 3/4 of one and popped it in the micro. Came out just about like fresh, and "yes," the jam is a good tasting touch with the chocolate.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

magpie said...

I BET RASPBERRY JAM WOULD BE NICE TOO..EXPECIALLY IF THE DOUGHNUT IS REALLY CHOCOLATEY..

I saw your pic, JIM, overnight I was watching, bird seemed to be in the nest food-less, then a couple of refreshes later, there seemed to be food...I thought maybe one of the parents had made a drop in- between refreshes....be nice if she IS FISHING on her own...she's a brave little soul to bring it that nest!

TTFN - got work to do...xo

magpie said...

Hooded Crow in the Water Finney Nest..haven't seen them for awhile!

movin said...

Thanks, Magpie.

But in this case, the nest was empty, and she arrived with her food suddenly, began mantling and turning in all directions and screeching.

Then she proceeded to eat her fish. I don't think it was too large, because I couldn't see much of it, but she continued to feed for several minutes.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Oh, another thing at the Finnish nest...

After I had posted that link I mentioned and had already shut down the blog, I started shutting down the rest of them.

When I got to Finney's nest, I could see a White-tailed eagle perched in a tree, which must be very near the nest tree. It was visible just above the nesting material toward the right side of the nest.

... And the chick was no longer in the nest.

I'm sure that breed of eagle steals fish from Ospreys in flight too, like our beloved Bald Eagles do. Probably what it was attempting to do.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Not much at Lock Garten, and in fact they're showing a bird feeder now, which is being raided by a young Red Squirrel...

Guess they have GPS on the eyasses and are beginning to report positions ... they have both left the nest area.

C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

magpie said...

Yes, Jim - Nethy and Deschar are south in the UK now, Deschar flew way out over the water and circled right back to land, Nethy is ahead of him...not sure if they have all the Google stuff ready on them or not...

Interesting about the Perched White-Tailed at Finney's Nest...
Makes me want to park at this computer all day and all night, but it is good that we can all share reports with each other!

Do you have the Puleston site that Paula posted about a week or so ago?
If not, here it is: You can go everywhere on it:

http://puleston.osprey.bnl.org/MessageViewID.php?thread=49624&mess=0

Sorry I can't blue thingy it yet..

magpie said...

I can't tell you all how many times I type OSRPEY instead of OSPREY...that's insulting to those majestic birds...

magpie said...

Nice chick preening at Novia Scotia Osprey Nest..now she was squawking and looking overhead...

magpie said...

Panda Paw-licking on Cam I and someone's feet tapping in the background....well now the camera is moving around and he or she is eating something yummy

magpie said...

Just checked Atlanta Panda Cam...it is off-line...I guess that could be Hopeful ?

TTFN - time to get ready for Mass...
Good Evening to All...Happy Animal Watching.

Hi Megan, hope your market went well...

xo

Hedgie said...

Please excuse my earlier blooper! Did a cut and paste...but somehow it ended jumped into the wrong place when I hit publish!! Hope you know what I was trying to say Helen and Wanda!!!!

Hedgie said...

Finished stair rails off high end of deck...then the sun moved into a position that blinded me to continue to the deck rails there. Steps were disconcerting...not afraid of heights, but just an awkward way to stand and reach!! I actually felt a bit loopy!!

Mema Jo said...

Hey there Sloopy - you say you were feeling Loopy! lol

I had a lot of fun with the "new names" game!

I am also getting ready for Mass - I'll be back early evening!

paula eagleholic said...

Afternoon, all.

Been around today, just been lurking!

Magpie - I think Atlanta cam is off on weekends!

MITS said...

correct, Paula...Atlanta is only on Monday thru Friday from 10 til 5

magpie said...

Ok Thanks...I need to learn to PAY ATTENTION! It says that right on the top of the page! Panda-Fever I guess....

Thanks, Mentors...

magpie said...

Good Update on CaringBridge regarding Mason Ellsworth today..was going to post some of it but computer resisted..
He has a brother visiting from Colorado, whose wife is a massage therapist, nice oily/fragrant massage therapy made EVERYONE happy. Cat Scan overnight was the best one yet. Details on the site.
xo WAKE UP MASON....WE NEED YOU !

Mema Jo said...


Light a candle for Mason

Mema Jo said...

Hi Margie - Our 5:00 mass on Sat is always well attended... How about yours?

MITS said...

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008 05:54 PM, CDT
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Sylvia went to see Mason this A.M. and Carla, the nurse for today, said he had a good night and his cat scan was the best to date. The ventricle tubes are looking more like they should, meaning swelling is way down. He probably won't have the shunt implanted Monday since they are still waiting for results of the cultures from the CSF.

Sylvia's brother Andrew from Colorado was here with his wife who is a massage therapist and she did a little work on Mason. The fragrant oils she uses takes away the normal hospital smell out of his room which is a welcome change. The nurses like it too.

Tomorrow will be a busy day. Hopefully Lisa and Andrea will be up to sing for Mason, my brother Grant and his wife should be up as well and AAngel Ashley will up to see Mason so she can give you one of her reports.

Love Brian and Sylvia

MITS said...

WAKE UP MASON:):):)

magpie said...

be on soon - - on a long-distance call

xo

magpie said...

MITS -
Thanks for posting that about Mason. I had prepared to do the same thing, got "WebPage cannot be displayed," then Eagle Cam went black, and I thought I had crashed the whole FWS site! Boy, I was nervous...I think I just coincidentally was having connection problems at the same time.

It IS good news, isn't it?

xo

magpie said...

MEMA: About your question, yes, our 5 pm Mass is well-attended...typically the Sunday morning 11 o'clock Mass is the "Cry Mass" - all the little ones come to that one.
Tonight, the Knights of Columbus from surrounding counties attended in formal wear: with spouses, everyone looked so Regal...

Good Saturday Evening to All..xo

magpie said...

I think it is light play:
That isn't an Eagle tail at about 12 o'clock in our nest, is it????

paula eagleholic said...

I think I saw a falcon on the far ledge down in OZ...had to water tonight...dry, dry, dry!

paula eagleholic said...

It's just shadows, Magpie.

magpie said...

There is a beautiful "thousand-legger" been in my kitchen sink all afternoon, I won't kill him but I hope he finds his way out of there...or else, I will help him get outside..

Have had a problem with "earwigs" since springtime....I do NOT allow them to continue residency in the apartment though....

magpie said...

Okay, Paula...just wishful gazing I guess...we are DUE for a visit...
Yes, dry is right, thought we would get some rain this week-end..things are turning brown...
Nice to "see" you again.

xo

MITS said...

it is great news.....Margy....here is hoping for a full recovery for Mason....Does anyone know any details about his accident...like how did it happen, and where...? GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE TTUT:)

magpie said...

I saw an American kestrel perched on a utility line the other day in Harpers Ferry. Nice! Friends who live down along the river in Jefferson County say they have had an Eagle nest, inhabited, this year and other years, first I ever heard of it...don't think they know too much about it, or whether there were any chicks or not...they are down Engle Molers Road in a place called "Happy Hollow." About 3 or 4 miles probably down river from NCTC.

magpie said...

MITS - It happened on a road called Country Club Road in Jefferson County on a rainy afternoon, Mason was in a GMC Suburban, and I think, lost control, and head-onned I think into a dump truck...

MITS said...

oh dear....that is terrible....were you working , are you in a different county...?

magpie said...

It was in Jefferson County, I work in Berkeley....next county west of Jefferson...

Costume Lady said...

Hello...
I have never read the details of Mason's accident. It surely must have been in the journal, but I must have missed it.
Margy, my grandson, Brandon, whom you met, sent a photo of an Oriole he saw in his yard yesterday along with the remnants of it's nest. Such a beauty! Have posted it on "Wild and Wonderful". I can't imagine him not seeing it before now if it nested in that tree.

Also...GeeGee called a few hours ago and you and she are the grandparents of a fluttering butterfly. She was so excited. Will send photo tomorrow.

Costume Lady said...

Skins aren't doing diddly squat tonight. CANDY...your Panthers are really hot tonight.

magpie said...

COSTUME LADY:
GeeGee is a Mom! (Again) - How wonderful! Now, to name the baby !

Also, I just checked out Wild and Wonderful..that oriole is spectacular! And all the other new pictures on there. Denise looks like a Free Spirit...

I enjoyed talking with Brandon and really wanted to have more Bird Talk with him... he says he wants to see a Painted Bunting someday!Can't blame him, they are stunning!

Not sure, but I think I read the accident account in a couple of different newspapers.

In an instant, how quickly things can happen....

magpie said...

Morning is beginning to break in Finland....

magpie said...

The thousand-legger has escaped!

magpie said...

The chick is at Finney's nest. Getting hard to call that big bird a "Chick." Especially if it is a Guy, which I think it is....no names for these birds, are there?

Waiting on the Sea Eagles at the Water nest next...

xo

Hedgie said...

Well, pooh....my Skins stank tonight. I have a headache because of it! Going to bed to sulk!! Goodnight fowl friends. Busy day tomorrow...taking gg's school clothes shopping..going to try to get an early start so I can get back home and relax...gotta rest up for Monday...SIL has apptmt at DC VA hosp. I remain designated driver and patient advocate. Night all.

magpie said...

'G-night HEDGIE:

You are an ANGEL...what you do for your family folks...they are surely "precious cargo" in your careful hands.....

xo

Costume Lady said...

That is a beauty of a CHICK in the Finny nest, Margy. No, they have no names. That is how Finny got started. Suz and I were glued to that nest last year and we began to call the baby "Finny". His sibling never hatched...it was an ugly egg,it looked like it had mildew and moss on it. I think the egg was removed and examined, but I don't recall any news given to us. It was probably petrified by the time they got it and also, there were no reports in English like they have now.

Costume Lady said...

Capt. Gene got home this afternoon with umpteen stories to tell me. Sounded like the guys had a fun week. It's so good to have him home.

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
PRAYERS FOR ALL...WAKE UP MASON!

Mema Jo said...

Well Good night you West Virgina gals

I got off in another direction this evening & sorry I missed chatting with you.

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

WAKE UP MASON
WE ARE LIGHTING CANDLES FOR YOU
COME BACK AND SEE THEM
THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL

magpie said...

**** I am a new "Great-Aunt" - Grand-Aunt...my niece in Germany (Mema: Germany !!) just delivered a child and the baby is named Katherine Shenandoah Markos.

My sister, this little gal's Mom, died in December, and her name was Katherine....


God Bless Us Every One....xoxox

magpie said...

Wanda -
I can see how you guys got glued to that nest: I feel the same way..
Thanks for the no-name news....

xoxo Welcome Home Captain...

magpie said...

It's 1:32 our time, and 8:32 am THEIR time....the Sea Eagles have just arrived at Ferry boat Finney's.
xo I'm about asleep here at the mouse, heading out soon...to the feather pillow (literally - it is a feather down pillow).

Take Care, and Prayers
xo

magpie said...

Sea Eagle setttled in deep in the nest at Ferryboat Finney's -

AND OUR NEST is empty.

and I'm going back to bed...

zzzzzz

Got a carolina Wren chirping away outside

Floralgirl said...

Oh, I wish I could go back to bed. carolina wren has been singing here since just before dawn...lovely bird..Have a nice Sunday everybody!

Margy- I saw a giant swallowtail in my yard yesterday- first one I've seen in years.

Costume Lady said...

Megan, you have a zoo at your house... think about opening up for tours.

Costume Lady said...

Megan, if you are still on here, we have been wondering about Mason's accident details. Do you have knowledge of it?

Costume Lady said...

By the way, I would like to ship all our Carolina wrens back to Carolina. They wake me up nearly every morning before daylight. They usually nest in the back of our house, but this year, they decided to nest in the shrubs right up against the bedroom window.

Costume Lady said...

I have been checking our nest off and on since 6am, but no visitors.

Costume Lady said...

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