Good morning Steve and thanks!
I see I missed a nest visit. So glad the cam is back up!
Thanks Steve and Sharon! I was looking in my butterfly cage- all the remaining chrysalis are hatching this morning, 4 monarchs and 1 black swallowtail. Not a very sunny day to hatch.
Good morning again, everyone. Thanks, Sher, for the heads up. I have a very, very wet squirrel and an equally wet cardinal out here.
Mei and Tian are wrestlin' again this morning. I think she is already sick of him, though.
MEGAN...what does the chrysalis of the Swallowtail look like. Is it similar to the Monarch?
They are not as pretty as a monarch chrysalis swallowtail picturesscroll down to bottom of page for chrysalis pics.
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE....WAKE UP MASON, THE SUN IS SHINING FOR YOU
EAGLE ALERT, OUR NEST!
I think that is our gorgeous Belle in the nest again!! Yeah!
I keep missing Mei and Tian together
WEATHER FOR THE NESTTodayRain likely. Highs in the upper 60s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. » ZIP Code Detail TonightRain. Lows in the mid 50s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent. ThursdayCloudy. A chance of showers in the morning...then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. » ZIP Code Detail Thursday NightCloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. FridayMostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. AMEN:)
These rains are courtesy of the remnants of FAY
Megan, I have never seen the swallowtail chrysalis...interesting. I will plant some parsley next year and be on the look-out for them.
Have some errands to run before the rain comes. BBL
GOLDEN TAMARINSyou might see the twins that were born on July 17th:)
my bad....they are the GOLDEN LION TAMARINS....and they are fun to watch
Morning, all!Missed the visits...looks like a new leafy stick in the nest at noon
...a Little Eagle told me that ....TODAY....IS: Captain Eagle's Birthday !!!Happiest of all Birthdays, GENE, and Love to a Great Guy !!!!Wanda is the luckiest First Mate in the world ! BIG X'S AND O'S TO YOU ALL DAY! X O X O X O X O X O X O X O
OOOHHHH!!!!Happy Birthday to you!Happy Birthday to you!!Happy Birthday, dear Gene!!Happy Birthday to you!!!
Holy Toledo That little bird must have gone back to his nest after telling you that!HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUHAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUHAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPT GENEHAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.... AND SO MANY MANY MORE!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOOOOOOOOUHAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOOOOOOOOOUHAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPT GENEHAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOOOOOOOOU!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAPT.:)
WHAT!!? No bird told me, hmmm. maybe that's what the jays have been screaming about...HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPT. GENE the black swallowtail just emerged, got off the mower just in time to catch it- beautiful..all 4 monarchs are ready to emerge, taking their time cause it's cool and cloudy.
..and because it is such a SPECIAL DAY GENE, I AM GOING TO DEDICATE MY BIG PANDA NAP JUST TO YOU !!...PARTY YOUR PANTS OFF TODAY !!XO MAGPIE XO
they must be BIRTHDAY BUTTERFLIES, MEGAN!
Happy Birthday, Gene!!! You don't look a day over 39!! May you have many more! With your first mate at your side, I'm sure you will!!! We love ya'!Think rain is getting close...getting gloomier, and thought I heard thunder....rain dance!! rain dance!! Please rain!!
GENE:I received this email this morning:Dear Magpie: please forward this message to Captain Eagle:Dear Captain Eagle, thank you so much for bringing all those lovely ladies to our home on June 7 to see our beautiful little family and their home at NCTC in Shepherdstown. We will never forget all the enjoyment everyone seemed to be having.With Love, from Your Friends,and by the Way, Happy Birthday.Belle and Liberty....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CAPTAIN GENE,HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!AND MANY, MANY, MANY MORE!!
Happy Birthday Gene!!!
GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY!!I don't know if you know it or not, but there's a new Buddy update at the other end of the bluie link below..C(°ﮡ°)DJim new Buddy update
A very, very HAPPY BIRTHDAYto our friend Gene.C(°ﮡ°)DJim
There is also a short but interesting Catalina Report posted now.C(°ﮡ°)DJim Catalina update
sea eagle is back at Finland water nest
Thanks for those 2 links Jim - Very good improvement for Buddy! I am really happy about that!
Off to Post Office.....BBSoon
At Finney's nest... no Osprey chick, but there was a long line of large wading birds ... like storks or egrets, or something ... flying south in the distance.C(°ﮡ°)DJim
Su Lin is up a tree at SD Zoo...C(°ﮡ°)DJim
hoodies at Finland water nest
Thanks, Jim...I had forgotten to check in on Buddy lately. No mention made of the device...I hope that is good news!
Our cam seems to be stuck at 10:49...can't get it to refresh. Wonder if we've had any more visits?!
hmmm, I see that, Lynn
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Capt. Eagle Gene!!!!!39 TOO!!!Very cloudy down here, but don't know if we'll get any rain.Here at Exhibit Office saw Mom deer & 2 spotties, and teenage groundhog.Back to work....
I see it now too, Lynn. Will shoot an email to Steve.
I put butterfly pics up on my blog...
Very nice pics, Megan!Wanda - I finally checked yours out also...very nice! Love GG on the porch, too.
Sissy, can you get on the NZ panda cam??
I don't know if anyone has heard of the baby bear in CA that was rescued from the Lake Tahoe fire....he's gonna get a webcam soon. Here's the link to the blog they've been keeping on him. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the story from the beginning. Lil Smokey
poor little fellow, or I should say lucky guy, for the good people taking care of him
He's still really small....thought they got bigger quicker than that!
Aawww...he looks like Little Bear..
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2008 05:00 PM, A quick update. Mason's surgery was A+ successful. The shunt will bring the ventricle tubes exactley where the docs want them. He is now off of the critical list. Serious but stable!We are very happy right now. All of the families are invited to the Orioles White Sox game tonight with A barbecue on the field at 5:00. We are going their to celebrate. See ya! Thanks to all.Love BEE and SYL.
Well now! Buddy & Mason's prayers and positive thoughts have worked so well. Let's keep it up!!
Love all the butterfly pics ..I have even seen Margie the Butterfly of GeeGee's out fluttering in my back yard and right up on mydeck!
Message from Anne MarieMy computer is down and I can not open or send emails. Sorry, I will get back to you as soon as its fixed.
EAGLE CAM STILL NOT UP TO DATE:(
All you Butterfly BuffsButterfly Quiz
ok, guess I know nothing about butterflies:(
I know nothing about butterflies either. Too bad cam is frozen, I wanted another eagle fix. We saw an adult eagle fly over today, but it didn't stick around, just flew right on by.
The butterfly quiz was on Lisa's "KIDS" page from Blackwater. You can guess at the answers until you get it right - then the puzzle will appear. Fun way to learn. Lots of other quizes - Osprey Quiz is there.
oooh..I got 100% right...
Happy birthday, Capt. Gene. I hope you are having a great day!
Took me awhile, Megan but I finally got the correct answers and the beautiful puzzle pic came up!
Found a good journal on the NCTC site concerning our Eagles! Winter 2008 thru June 2008
Evening, all!See the cam is still stuck, so I'll guess we'll miss Lib and Belle tonight. Waiting patiently for the rain!Gonna go walk the dogs...BBL
Aah, hadn't checked that in awhile...thanks Jo
Is everyone watching Law & Order?
I'm watching CSI re-runs on Spike TV.....watching for Dog the Bounty Hunter to come on:)
Project Runway at 9 for me...as soon as hubby falls asleep on the couch and can't complain about it...
Evening everyone!!!!Loved the butterfly Quiz & Megan & Wanda's pictures! Saw a painted lady at work (I don't have a photo of one), so went in to get camkera & of course she wouldn't pose!!Had heard about the Little Smokey Bear in CA---hope he heals OK. & new Buddy report is good..they didn't say if he got larger enclosure yet.If I ever get new pics on blog, we got the Tamarin Twins on parent's back!! Cute and lovely color.Gotta eat---been checking out 'puter. Calling anti-virus co. tomorrow---dreaded adware has not popped on yet tonight.
Another update on Mason from his Dad
I just heard the wonderful sound of rain and checked the radar. I think that little bit is all we are going to get. We could sure use a nice all night soaker.
I'm hoping Fay will give us some Deb...just a couple of wayward sprinkles so far
It does call for about 3 or 4 rainy days but don't know about how steady it will be. I'm still doing the Rain Dance!
Wow, still raining here and I checked the radar again, it seems to be building. I hope it keeps up. We had so much rain before, and now we are having a bad dry spell. Grass fires in western SD this week. I hope Fay brings you all a nice rain, too, Paula.
STILL not a drop of rain here...threatened all afternoon, but still waiting!! Rain dance...Sure looks strange to see our nest in daylight at nighttime!!! Spidey can't mess us up this way---LOL!
Good Evening to everyone, loved all the new things on the Blog today, Megan's baby Butterfly pictures (great photos!) the site for Smokey (loved the way the Firefighter imitated his wailing) the Buddy site, Catalina updates, and everyone's cheery greetings, and especially the good news regarding Mason. If you go to the guestbook there is an entry with several websites you can access regarding the details of the accident and other events.Still waiting for rain here...xo
Captain Eagle: It is still your birthday! Hope it has been a wonderful day for you and your family....xo
Lynn That is a good point you made about Spidey!!! lol
Yes, Lynn, good point. Well, those eagles might be sneaking in and being cozy and they will have total privacy....Foggy morning at Finney's Water nest...maybe a few Sea Eagles will show up again, or Hooded Crows,...sure haven't seen any Ospreys lately.Getting ready for another Midnight shift.Hope all is well with everyone tonight.xo
have a good shift, Margy...drive safe...TTUT
turning out the lights...GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE;)!!! MASON TIME TO WAKE UP, ITS ALMOST LABOR DAY
DEB - Nice Osprey and Eagle Picture! NATURE NUT: Glad you got to see an Eagle today.MEMA: Glad you got to see the GeeGee/Margy Butterfly..Maybe she will visit all the Momsters and Dadsters before heading to Mexico.Take Care all, and Big Prayers all around.xo
Hope you have a good night, Margy!Jo, any music preferences for your soldiers yet?
Good night, Helen! Are you getting rain??
Thanks MITS - We almost had a baby delivery overnight, that's always exciting!But the Mom and Dad mde it to the hospital in time.Nighty night all, maybe we'll get that rain overnight...xo
Lynn - Family get together this Saturday afternoon - I may get our info then!
Calling it a day....Good Night everyone andPeace to you and yours....Thankful that the prayers and positive thoughts are doing so good for Mason and even for little Buddy!((HUGS))
Good night all! Dream rain!!
Jo - I got your email and just repliedBeen up in the kitchen working on dinner for tomorrow night...shish-ka-bobs....and cut up fruit for fruit salad.
Got it.... Nite All.
This has been an exciting day. Capt. Gene bought me a car for HIS birthday. We had a great day...GeeGee baked him a Zucchini Bread and iced it. Grandaughter trimmed it. It was a sweet surprise. He was overwhelmed at your Birthday greetings, saying you all are really special. He will thank you all when I let him have the mouse. LOL
GOOD NIGHT EVERYONESLEEP TIGHTPRAYERS FOR ALL....MASON, YOU ARE GOING TO AWAKEN SOON AND WILL BE SO SURPRISED AT ALL THE NEW FRIENDS YOU HAVE.
Happy Birthday to Capt. Gene from Texas. Hope it was a great day for you!Have been busy today refinishing some furniture. Then tonight I was watching the convention. Thanks for the Buddy update and the news on Lil Smokey! Nite all!
Sounds like a nice day for Gene. Gnite all!Wake up Mason, even tho it's after midnight!
Good morning everyone, I see we are finally getting some much needed rain. It sure is a steady rain here.I hope everyone had a fine summer, school for Tori is back in session, her freshman year and so far she loves it, until the homework starts rolling in I'm sure. Now that I awake before the sun and Tori I have time to hop in.Looking forward to catching up
yes, slow but steady rain here..we really need rain badly!! Cam is still not working right, stuck on yesterdays pic.
Good morning all. I see we still have no cam! :(
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