Good morning everyone. Thanks Steve.
No eagles at BWO missed the one at our nest. Atlanta pandas sleeping. Off to see what Tai is doing.
Tai is at the door and wants out.
I am off to get some breakfast. BBL Have a good day.
Good morning Ceil!
Good morning Ceil and Sharon
Good morning! Thanks Steve. Ceil our visit this morning was very short, one refresh and they were gone. Morning Robyn and Sharon!
GOOD MORNING, Sharon, Ceil and Robyn. I got up too late and missed the visit.
Good Morning, Sissy...I didn't see you there.
Panda breakfast in DC. Lot of loving happening in Atlanta.
Good Friday morning Ceil, Sharon, Robyn, Sissy and Wanda. I missed our eagles this morning too. Sounds like spring at my house this morning. Got a mocking bird thats in love sounds like. lol
Mocking birds are devil birds, Red. We had one outside of our camper when we went to the Outer Banks the last time. That thing kept us up all night. Sounded like a billion birds outside my bed every night.
Good morning everyone!!!
Good morning, Mits! How is the beach this morning? It is beautiful here in the mountains.
Yes Sissy, They will sing all night in the spring.
Baby panda alone for all to see!!
Baby gone! Sharon said bet they are giving him a quick exam.
Them bears are rasslin in DC.
Sissy, we have coastal flooding warnings today and waves of 8 feet, sunny, but windy.
wish i was a panda
Good morning, Sharon, Robyn Sissy,Wanda Red and my baby sister,Those bears sure are rasslin.
Mits, is there a storm out there somewhere?
love watching them, interact, just makes me nervous, Mei can be such a bully
When she is done playing, she makes no bones about it, does she?
not a storm, Sissy, just high pressure to the north and lower pressure to the south and the moon and gradients and all kind of weather stuff coming together...produces coastal flooding, high rip currents and stuff like that...it was awesome yesterday, and bingo, totally different today, that's why I love living here
EAGLE AT BWO
I could watch those bears all day. Lucky they nap a lot so I can get things done. Have a good day everyone. Off to get things done.
She is the boss!!!!
see you later, Ceil:)
I am off to say goodbye to Jane and Gabby. They are headed out to Idaho today. I have learned so much and met some wonderful people. Waiting to get in the bathroom.
Lun ain't never gonna get that ole human funk off of Luney!
I'm so glad you have had that chance, Deb.....
GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!----I slept till 8:00---will never catch up!!---ho!---DEMOCRAT RALLY last night --- then COLORADO beat WVU in overtime----WOE IS ME!!---must have been the JOHN DENVER music---ho!---"COUNTRY ROADS" v. "ROCKY MT. HIGH" --- ho!---
Good morning to you all! It is another beautiful day here, going to be in the 80's again.
Deb, is this the end of your adventure, or will you have a chance to participate again at another time?
NORMA, the EEEEEERRRRRRs let us down, once again. What's up with that?
Loretta asked if Gabby could be released again next summer. That is always a hope, but as of now it doesn't look good. He was rescued 3 times and came from the nest sick. In the wild he would not have survived any of those things, so maybe he wasn't intended to be free, maybe he was found to teach kids, hunters and fisherman.
I think that will be a nice life for Gabby.
It is a three year project, so I will be back again. I am hoping to go to Idaho to meet the birds that Janie has and, of course, Gabby and Beauty are high on my list. Mary, another volunteer, and I have been talking about going. I am booked pretty solid through January though.
Deb, Sorry Gabby will not go free. But thank heavens for this project and people like you. You have enjoyed and it has helped the Gabby's. Thanks.
Morning to all I missed :)
I do, too, Helen, i know we are trying to make ourselves feel better about it, but now we know that Gabby will have a nice long life.
MORNIN' STEVEN---CEIL---SHARON---ROBYN---SISSY---WANDA---RED EAGLE----HELEN & DEB!!!----It's a beautiful SUNNY morning here in the WV HILLS---a bit COOL--temp 47°----ENJOY these GLORIOUS days of SEPTEMBER!!-----GET WELL WISHES---MASON---PAULA'S MOM---TOM'S MOM & all other EAGLE BUDDIES--who need to be remembered in our thoughts & prayers!!-----LIFE IS GOOD!---just look in on our new little panda boy!!!---IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD---GIVE THANKS!!!
and in the end, that is what is important, Deb
Bye, all. I will be back early today, boo-hoo! No, it will be kind of nice to get back to a normal routine again. I have lots to catch up on at home, so it will be nice not to think of everything I have to do. Eagle at BWO!
just like people, Gabby is a special needs bird, and I'm glad he is getting the help and love from someone like you, Deb, and all the other people in the project
DEB!---I am so proud of you!!!---These folks are lucky to have you join them!!!---Please send us an update---so we can enjoy your 'FUN THINGS' too!!----(have you gotten into the bathroom yet?)----JUST CHECKIN!-----ho!
OH WANDA!!---I think the 'EEEEEEEERS let themselves down too!----It must have been that 'ROCKY MOUNTIAN HIGH' air they were breathing----ho!----They play MARSHALL next week!!---LORDY!--LORDY! they better beat them!!---
Good morning all. I am back from coffee and dog treats. Had to reboot computer this morning when I left so I am a little later getting things read and posted. Beautiful weather here again as well. I will work in the yard this afternoon but have some errands and a little housework for this morning. I need a maid.
Lord Glo, don't we all!
eagle still at BWO
Best Wishes, DEB, things have a way of working out, for humans and wildlife...but sure glad you and Jane are part of Gabby's Plan!Take Care, and Safe Travels..xoGood Morning Eagle Buds !
Water is like Glass at Finney Water Nest, and one Eagle at BWO - and looks like Momma Panda is snoozin...
Oh, and a Hooded Crow at Finneys now..
And a Gobbler Party at Pix PA
I count 8 turkeys..at least...
** Friday is wear RED for the Military **If you don't already have your daytime duds on...and today is pajama day, find some red ones !xo
ok, I give. Would someone please send me the link for the PA camera?
http://www.pixcontroller.com/WebCam/WebCam.htmI can't do the Blue thingy thing...But this is Pix PA Sissy
MORNIN' GLO!----I agree with SISSY!!!!-----WE ALL NEED MAIDS!!---ho!---Maybe we should clean each others houses---At least that would be a change in routine----
That's the most turkeys I have seen there in awhile!
Thanks magpie. Have to see what ya'll are talking about. Too noisy not too any longer.
I have posted a few photos of Virginia Beach trip. If you have never been in a tunnel that goes under a body of water, this is interesting. I would love to see a documentary of how they do that. My first time going through there was a bit frightening. (Wanda's Wishes)
that is, *IF* TODAY IS PAJAMA DAY...find SOME RED ONES..
I don't see a whole lot of turkey beards, so maybe there are some hens or jakes in that bunch !
Pa woods cam Sissy,Pa Woods Cam
Hoody all gone, BWO Eagle IN the nest...scrounging..
Wanda, my daddy was telling us how they did that one time. I think they floated the tunnels out there and sunk them, then pumped the water out somehow. Would be a good one for "How Did They Do That?", huh.
Maybe I will learn how to do Blue Thingy someday...one of these years...TTFN - got to get ready for the day and find some RED duds...xo Good Safe Happy Day to all....
We have seen those turkeys for at least a year now, and my hope was to see them bring some of their babies to feed and the deer also, but nothing doing. :(
WOW!--MAGPIE!---I think one could say there is a 'herd' of turkeys at PA site!!----TURKEY season will be here soon----
It's a nice little site, Sissy - during the bulk of the daytime you might not see too much, but early morning and late evening, and middle of the night....Plus there are some nice links and photo galleries...crows and blue jays and squirrels too, AND - I saw a CAT there last Sunday - I will send you the pic...xoxo
I've not seen the babies either, WANDA - guess they might be pretty protective of them until they get their "Sea Legs.." going to check you VA Beach pics then off here for a bit...xo HI NORMA!
Yup, Sissy, that would be a good "How did they do that". It is mind boggeling to me. How do they displace all that water? Gene said they went under the water where there is soil and dug the tunnnel. I hate to doubt him, but I don't know about that!
HEY!!---'GIRL IN RED DUDS' When you learn to do the BLUE THINGY--maybe you will teach me??? --- ENJOY YOUR DAY!!
...Sure Will, Happy Lady Norma..but I bet someone beats me to it ! Love to all, Friends..xoxo
WANDA!---GOOGLE 'BLDG VA BEACH TUNNEL'----some info--
DANA---I only see about 5 donkey this am!!---must be payday again!ho!
Wanda, Gene is right. Underwater tunnels are dug in the soil beneath the water.
good pics, Wanda
Friday, September 19Yesterday, we were able to obtain another round of measurements on the cub. His body (from tip of nose to the base of his tail) has increased to 23 cm, and his tail adds an additional 5.7 cm, giving him a total body length of 28.7 cm. His neck girth is now up to 13.7 cm, while his chest girth is 19.8 cm. His belly had the biggest gain overall, adding 6.8 cm in a week and a half, giving him a belly girth of 23.3 cm. This morning he weighed 589.6 grams.Kate RocaCarnivore Keeper II
http://www.roadstothefuture.com/CBBT.html#DrivingThat is what I found about building the bridge tunnel.
EAGLE at BWO site!
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is an exception to most underwater tunnels as this explains:In summary, the tunnel structure consists of prefabricated composite structural steel and reinforced concrete tube sections 37 feet in diameter and 300 feet long, sunk into place in a prepared trench in the seabed and covered with a minimum of 10 feet of selective backfill material, and connected together and finished inside. The portals of the tunnels are anchored on man-made islands constructed in 35 to 45 feet of water, and these islands provide a transition from the trestle roadway to the tunnel tubes. Each of the four islands is approximately 1,500 feet long and 230 feet wide at the channel end, providing about 5.5 acres of real estate at a cost of about 5 million in 1964 dollars. The general surface of the islands is 30 feet above the average high tide water level. Heavy riprap armor stones of 10 to 25 tons each, protect each island from sea action.
I will never take it for granite again, when I go into a tunnel. It is an AWSOME structural piece of work. Think about the tunnels into a mountain. Some real doozies out west.
Tunnel under Mobile Bay in South Alabama on Interstate 10 was dug in the soil beneath the water. It's about a mile long.
There's several good sized tunnels in Pennsylvania too.
RED!---Thanks for the info!---BOGGLES my mind to even think about it!!-----when kids were small we used to go to OC (bridge) or VA beach (tunnel)-----they did not like the tunnel!!
JO!---6 BURROWING OWLS---count them!!---ho!
This is SUZANNE'S "SAVE GAS DAY"-----will be back MONDAY!!!---don't you miss her???
always miss, Suzanne when she is not around:(
those pandas are still wrasslin:)
Morning, all.Mits - the tides are also high because of the fall equinox.Deb - glad Gabby is going to be kept safe, and an educational bird is great. Nice to hear you will be able to help next year also. That would be really neat to visit Jane's place and see Beauty, too.
My internet was down...back up now.Did ya'll see the fish crow party at BWO?
I went on the Bay bridge tunnel some time ago, from VA to MD = was pretty neat!
MORNIN' PAULA!!---How's your MOM this am?---Things were looking up yesterday!!---MOM NORMA SAYS:--make sure you take care of your self--sleep & eat---don't miss either!---Take care PAULA!---thinking of you all!!
I'm gone for a while now. Having lunch with some old work buddies who are still working. BBL
yep, that too, Paula...we have little tidal pools up and down the beach...just went out and bungeed the furniture.
I have posted a photo of a tunnel in Utah (I think), that was very long and I got a bit closterphobic. It was a lot longer than the Hampton tunnel. We do take so much for granted and have no idea what goes into the making of it. It's a Wonderful World we live in!
Immature Ewwiee and BWO
Hello everyone. Every time we travel south, we go through the East River Mountain Tunnel and the Big Walker Mountain Tunnel. I do remember the days of driving across those mountains to get anywhere from here.
Yes, Paula, do take care of yourself. When my Mom had her last bout with cancer, I was so concerned with her well-being that I didn't take care of myself. I tended to her for about 6 months, mainly making sure she ate properly and took her meds. When she go well and was able to take care of herself. I nearly collapsed, physically and mentaly.
Sharon, WAS IT IN A COVERED WAGON:):):)?
EWWIIEE gone at BWO, they are cute when they are young:)
Where is the East River Tunnel, Sharon?
GOOD MORNING, ALL YOU LOVERS ......... OF EAGLES AND OSPREYS AND FISH CROWS AND EEUUWIES!C(°ﮡ°)DJim
great pic of Tai on cam #1, he is in the older yard today, while Mei and Tian are in the newer yard.
awwww he is eating a carrot...what a cutie-pie:)
and he is loving every piece of it:)
Mei and Tian are taking a break....resting near each other.
GOOD GOOD MORNING TO EVERYONE!!You going to blow away outside today in MD! Great to read comments from all of you!Boy oh boy! Mits you have a true friend in Sharon - I thought she would come over there and smack you for that last comment! LOL
black birds at BWO
RED!---Enjoy your lunch----you may come home & wish you were still working!!---???---ho!
Deb - I realize you are gone (if in fact you got into your bathroom and are out of there to meet Jane); however I am anxious to hear more about your weeks with the osprey when you come in to town. I just know you will be seeing BEAUTY in the future.
MOVIN' JIM!!--I think the immature turkey vulture is beautiful----look at his wing span!----
I hear ya, Wanda. Trying to eat decent and take my vitamins.
she loves me, Jo.....maybe she will make me delete it;)
MORNIN' JO!----we aren't having any wind here---Just a REGULAR BEAUTIFUL WV DAY!!---ho!
was soooo windy here last night chairs were blowing over
The East River Tunnel is where you get on I-77 in Bluefield. It is WV when you go in and Virginia when you come out. And yes, Mits, but it was nice covered wagons!
NORMA The gobblers are back!Sissy hit the PA woods button
Well they are goneSissy hit the Little Luney button
Don't you have the urge to justgo down there and scoop him up!
Mema Jo, there may be more people on here now that would help in getting me out of jail if I get caught nabbing Little Luney! Remember, you all were willing when I was going to nab Buta?
He is getting to be a butterball, ain't he? Momma's back now. So precious. (wish i was a panda)
I really think we could manage it especially if you were to bring him to Open House and CHARGE a holding fee!
Momma didn't leave him alone too long
She holds that baby upside down and cleans him like he was a lollipop. Funniest thing I ever saw.
now Mei has a carrot:)
or maybe a sweet potato?
Yes she does Mits and she seems to be enjoying it.
nope must be a carrot they way she is holding it
looks like she has an apple now:)She looks so content
ROFLMBO! You gals are cracking me up today!
It's no wonder that after learning to walk the first thing Little Luney will learn is to tumble head over heels the way Lun Lun rocks & rolls him around!
Wanda What is the status of the Snake?
A LOLLIPOPA SWEET POTATONABBINGA HOLDING FEEBAILING OUT OF JAILMAIDSRED PJ'SFURNITURE FLYING ON THE BEACHDON'T WE HAVE FUN!
Oh, my goodness. I have that bugger on my mind ALL THE TIME. Got up last night and when I got back into bed, my hand touched someting round and cold. I literally flew out of bed and was too frightened to scream. It was a lidocain patch that I had on my back and had fallen of. I guess I must have rolled around on it and made it cylendrical. Heart was beating so fast, I couldn't go back to sleep!
LOL....Wanda, we do tend to wander around a bit don't we????
Check out my Lidocaine Snake on Wanda's Wishes. I wasn't kidding!
I see Jo has wandered off again. I guess I will get back to work too.
I just had to go and make a peanut butter/jelly sandwich!
ROFLMBO!!!! Wanda!!!You're something else - I think I would have had heart failure but Ican't stop laughing!
Oh Wanda, how funny. I can just imagine you jumping out of that bed!!
So, is the snake still MIA?? I would definitely be at the Holiday Inn Express tonight!
ewwiiee at BWO
BWO Vulture making himself right at home
I am off to find my red shirt.....BBL
Is the dreaded lidocaine snake native to this area???
Oh Wanda, this may haunt you for a while. Thanks so much for the laugh!!
squirrel at PA
Ya'll have done created a monster. If I lose my job cause of watching all these cameras, one of ya'll is just gonna have to support me in the manner to which I have become so richly accustomed.
Megan, I think the dreaded lidocaine snakes are available nationwide! :)
Hello!!!!!!!!!! Been going through the blog. Lively group here today! Oh, Wanda....a Lidocaine snake!! OMG...I would have been hysterical!Been loading the trailer. Not much to pack for this trip. Need to get to the bookstore and stock up on reading material.
I am going to go work on the house a bit. At least try to fold a load or two. BBL.
Watch out for snakes!!
You know, I seem to recall a couple of years ago, I had certain family members who really thought I had lost my mind, watching all these cameras. Funny how things work out! :)
I'm still laughing!!!But I do hate the thought of a snake being in my house or even being in my yard!!!!!! BBL Still haven't found a red shirt
Lolly I sure hope this trip works out well for you and you relax & enjoy your reading!
yes, I remember that too. Sharon...now wonder who that was;)?
Hahaha. Wanda, your story reminds me of something that happened to me in my late teens.Living in the country just outside of Del Mar. One night I got home late, very tired, and I slipped into the rack between the cool, clean sheets, and I was stretching this way and that, enjoying the cool sheets and relaxing the muscles all over my body. Slid my arm slowly under my pillow, relaxing my shoulder ... All of a sudden my arm touched something cold and slithery!!!!SNAKE!! My brain told me, and I jumped straight up out of that bed and onto my feet in one motion!Well, my brain wasn't too far off. When my heart slowed to about 150, I pulled back the pillow, and there was a largish snake lizard. That's what we called them...I guess many people call them alligator lizards.Didn't know snake lizards liked clean, cool sheets too...damn!![:~)]Jim
Hi everyone, I am back home and caught up on the blog. I had checked Wanda's pictures when she was talking about the bridges and saw the lidocaine snake and wondered what on earth is that!!Jane and Gabby are headed to Idaho and her camper is stored for the next 10 months.
Hi gang! Been ROFLMBO reading thru' the blogs...Wanda, think you should have put Lidey on Wild and Wonderful page!! But, since you thought it WAS a snake, we are to assume that Capt. Gene hasn't captured the slitherer yet, huh????Lolly, have a great trip. Deb, after today you will have to settle down to a normal routine again!Mits, please don't blow away!!!I can't say that I've been afraid of the tunnels, but when I see movies about fires or leaks in them, it does make me a little leery. Biggest pain is having to stop and turn off gas in the RV before entering, and then back on after coming out (our refrig ran off of gas).
Jim, never heard of an alligator/snake lizard....what are they? Definitely not something you want in your bed!!
Lynn, I have known a few of those too, but not necessarily in my bed! :)
Okay, Jim, I looked it up....does look like a snake...with legs! Ugh.
Sorry to say that I did have one in my bed in my past, Sharon!
Time to get last load of laundry out of dryer, and then head to grocery store...my least favorite errand! BBL.
you and me both, Lynn...hate grocery shopping
I put a picture of Baldy, Jr. up on my page (3 1/2 years). I was kayaking on Tuesday and saw an eagle up the channel in a tree. I went back for my camera and got pretty close to him (or her). He is getting ready to take off in the picture. Today when we went to load up Gabby, he was in the tree right in front of the tower, but guess who left her camera at home. :(
Ewww....you guys are freaking me out- snakes in the house,ugh.. outside in the garden is fine..as long as we stay out of each others way. Now I am outside doing an awful job- GH has to be recovered and before I can do that, the old plastic has to come off-but before it will, the gazillion staples holding it down must be removed..my poor hand, I've got blisters on my blisters.. and I lifted a piece of plastic and there was a long piece of black rubber on the ground,.and of course I thought it was a snake cause somebody keeps talking about them...
I also looked the lizard up again in Wikipedia... it is the Southern Alligator Lizard I encountered that night.I forgot to tell you, when opening a bed for the night, I still pull the covers way back and look under the pillows...........Here's the link to the lizard. Jim's Snake Lizard [:~D]Jim
beautiful pic of Baldy Jr., deb
Hi, Megan. You might want to use some needle-nose pliers or wire cutters to pull staples. Save your fingers for cooking something beautiful.C(°ﮡ°)DJim
Jim, I am using needle nose pliers, and my hand has blisters from tugging staples out..now I will have to look under my pillow before I lay down tonite..could be a lidocaine snake or a snake lizard...
It is kind of a cute lizard, Jim, but not when you find it in your bed!! Outside would be fun, though.
Eww., Jim, I would have screamed my freaking head off if I found that under my pillow, back outside to see if I've gotten every staple out- then a strong tug, and hopefully plastic will slide off frame..SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.........
sssssssssee you later, Megan;)
That thing still looks like a snake Jim. Just has legs. I'll bet it still slithers when moving.
I like snakes, think they are so fascinating, but as much as I like them, I know I don't want one in my bed!
I don't mind snakes either but there's a limit on how close I'll allow them. In the house is TOO close.
Foggy on frodocam...no falcons.
I do have lizards (skinks)around and allow them in my garage. They keep the spider population down.
Just saw Little Lunny alone. Sooo cute! Chubbly little fellow and I was surprised at his coloring, already black and white!Got me some books, also some groceries. Back to putting things in the trailer.Soccer game tomorrow, also mow the lawn, Sunday finish last minute packing, then Monday we are off!!
And, I really think we better stop talking about snakes, etc. in bed, none of us will be able to sleep comfortably tonight.....especially Wanda!
I really don't worry about snakes making it as far as my bed. My four dogs would let me know really quick if there was one in the house!
Be careful on the road Lolly,
SSSSsssssssssssneak a look at this! Buddy 9-11-08
BBL Red shirt is in the dryer... I'm almost ready to go......
I don't mind snakes, except the poisonous ones....so, here's my snake story.When I was 15 or so, my brother was in a High School AP Biology class. His teacher had all sorts of animals that needed babysitting over the summer. So we kept some of them down in the basement. Snakes, lizards, geckos, turtles, salamanders, and mice I think. They had a really cool ball python named Cleo. I used to wrap her over my shoulders, like a stole, and go get ice cream from the Good Humor man when he came into the neighborhood ringing his bell. Certainly made him look twice!
Paula, I live in a row house and the boy next door had all sorts of snakes, spiders etc. One of the snakes got out years ago but when I go down my basement I still think that one of these days it will show up. I will drop dead.
sssssplit isssssss coming ssssssoon:)
Everyone must be at dinner.
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