Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Tuesday

More rain thread.

update picture from Sharon:

161 comments:

Floralgirl said...

Thanks Steve:) looks like first batch of storms has passed us, more on the way later this morning and afternoon.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Morning Megan and Steven!

MITS said...

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE MASON, TIME TO GET UP.....!

MITS said...

Good morning Feathers, thanks for the heads-up:):)

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

TWO EAGLES IN OUR NEST!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

AND NOW 1!

Red said...

Good morning everyone. Cloudy gloomy day here. Looks like everyone from Maine to Lollyland (Texas) is getting rain today. I called the Atlanta zoo yesteday to donate bamboo thats overriding my yard thanks to a not so smart neighbor, but I'm too far away for them.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

AND NOW 2 AGAIN! Doing nestorations!

MITS said...

yes Red, remember you telling us about that yesterday...I bet all the zoos get calls from people who want to get rid of their bamboo or their neighbors', but it can't be run of the mill bamboo for the Giant Pandas in captivity

MITS said...

they are old pros at this:)

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Lovely greenery!

MITS said...

Lib is the romantic guy, bringing her leaves.

MITS said...

gone and back:)

Red said...

What I have is not the run of the mill bamboo Helen. This is the real stuff and I probably have enough to fill a big truck but I realize there has to be a limit on how far they can go to get it. I just didn't know what their limit was.

MITS said...

What species is it, RED?

MITS said...

have a great Tuesday everyone....got things to do:)

Floralgirl said...

Please keep rootng for Mason's recovery- the latest update-Mason and Sylvia are supposed to be on their way to Bryn Mawr within the hour!!!!!!!!!!! We know hospital time and I'll feel better once they are actually on the road. I'm going to Balmore to pack and be on my way up to Bryn Mawr.

They are very excited to get Mason, they have had some successes with young people that are musicians such as Mason. We can't wait to get started.

He squeezedmy hand on Sunday too after the girls left. He answered yes to questions I asked him. He did this three times, he didn't squeeze hard but it was enough for me. Thank you to everybody. We love you all.

Syl and Brian and the rest of us. Mel, Bridg, Pat, Garms, Sacco and Maybelle.

Red said...

I'm not sure of the species since I didn't plant it and am not into botany. I do know it's not the wild species that grows along our creek and river banks. This stuff is probably 30 - 40 feet tall and 3" in diameter and has roots that reach probably 30 feet into my yard.

Mema Jo said...

What a good morning it is! The news about Mason is so very encouraging

Rain hasn't reached the valley yet. Another fabulous pic from Sharon of our Royal couple! Whoo Hoo!
Thanks!

Daughter is coming for a visit..

BBILW

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!!---Thanks STEVE for the new WET thread!!---CONGRATS!!---BEAUTIFUL FLOWER GIRL--our EAGLE MOM -- today & every day!!---SHARON has a COOL pic of our ROYAL COUPLE---in their NEST THIS AM---Such REGAL PARENTS OF OUR 3 SOARING MOUNTAINEERS!!!---It has been a DARK & DREARY am here in the WV HILLS!----THUNDER--LIGHTING & RAIN almost blew me out of bed!!---Temp is 66° --- very few birds--RED EAGLE---I have seen ONE HUMMER this am.---How many do you have?---
Every one has been doing the RAIN dance---farmers are smiling---kids are splattering mud puddles!---This is such a GLORIOUS DAY!---- GIVE THANKS! ---yell HELLO to all your friends!-----make new friends today!!---- GIVE THANKS FOR ALL OF GOD'S CREATURES---LARGE & SMALL!!!! LIFE IS GOOD!!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' FLORAL GIRL--BLUEFIELD SHARON---HELEN---RED EAGLE---& JO!

OUR LOVE & PRAYERS ARE WITH MASON & HIS WONDERFUL FAMILY---GOD BLESS!!

normabyrd said...

PAULA---Will keep you & your brother in my thoughts & prayers---several of my friends have gone through the same thing!---My folks passed away when they were young---either way---It's hard---GOD BLESS!

normabyrd said...

There is a PANDA in the play room at ATLANTA---Can't tell which one--on the floor behind the hammock--I also saw the picture of LITTLE "RHETT"-----Why is he "pink"?---Or is it my computer??

normabyrd said...

HEY JO!---Checked BURROWING OWLS---3 this am-----YESTERDAY there were 8----(i counted) ho!

Red said...

Nothing wrong with your computer. He is PINK.

normabyrd said...

DANA---I checked on the DONKEYS for you----Only about a DOZEN!---Beautiful Black Donkey there!!

normabyrd said...

Thanks RED!----That is hard to understand --- would think MAMA BEAR would notice----guess not!---ho!----He's ADORABLE!--

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Norma, he is pink. They said he was started to get the darker pigment where he will be black.

normabyrd said...

SHARON---Maybe we should call him "PINKY"!----NO! NO!--Can't name a handsome PANDA BOY such a sissy name!!---Can't wait until he starts giving LUN LUN a rough time!!----ho!

movin said...

GOOD MORNING, ALL IN EAGLE LAND.

Great news about Mason communicating with his family...


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

It is so funny. Been watching somebody cleaning the same spot on the same window for at least 30 minutes on the Atlanta panda cam.

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' MOVIN'JIM!!---What's happening in CA---It has been RAIN & FOG here in WV--but may be trying to clear up!!---They have a new update on little "RHETT"---You can begin to see his black eyes!

normabyrd said...

I saw that too SHARON!---At first I thought it was a child watching---ho!----Then noticed the cleaner thing kept going over the same spot!!!--

Red said...

A new update on the panda cub is up along with a new photo.

Cub Update

normabyrd said...

I can hardly tell the NZOO PANDAS apart!----I always get them wrong---so will just say the PANDAS are out----

Lolly said...

Good morning...and yes, it is a beautiful day!!!

You're right RED, rain here in Lollyland. LOL We got about a half inch and maybe more to come. You can hear my yard soaking it up!

However, another armadillo came digging last night. Ahhhhh!!!!!!! Makes me so mad! Been out with the hose (in the sprinkling rain) filling in the holes and trying to get the roots of the grass down in.

I think our stream attracts them. I know I do not have more worms and grubs than our neighbors.

Ike is barreling towards us. Evacuees will be starting up our way. Shelters start opening tomorrow, I think. If it hits where we are planning to go, Port Aransas (near Corpus, I think we will have to postpone our trip. Sure hope it doesn't hit Padre, they are still making repairs from the last hurricane that hit.

We're watching the weather channel!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Thanks for that Red. I hadn't seen the new pic or update yet! Little black eyes and ears are coming right along! Little Luney is quite a beautiful little feller!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' LOLLY!---I think the ARMADILIOS must smell your home made bread & sausage!---ho!---Good to see you folks again---I hope IKE goes away--PERIOD!!--& takes your ARMADILIOS with him!!

Red said...

We are starting to get Armadillo's in North Alabama now. I didn't know they were such a problem.

NatureNut said...

Happy Tuesday Everyone. Home today--swapped work days.Got to install annual anti-virus on old machine & maybe call about glitches in this one. At least this Co. allows phone calls.Hope I'm not on it all day!
We're getting more rain, too, then clear for a couple days & more Fri & Sat.
Saw one of our hummers today, think the other girl may be gone.
Love that tiny panda!!!
GREAT news about Mason! Prayers for him & Paula's family.

Lolly said...

Now that is a great idea!! Hurricane blowing away armadillos!

Yes, Red, they are a real menace! If they take a liking to your yard they can really plow it up! I have been in tears some mornings when I have seen what they had done during the night. I really do not like this, neither does Jack, but he has shot two this summer. He goes out about 4 AM. We tried traps, but that does not work. First they are hard to trap, but second, you don't want to get a skunk in a trap, and that is what happened to us!

Red said...

Where in Texas do you live. My oldest brother used to live between Dallas and Ft. Worth (Arlington) but now lives in Amarillo.

Hedgie said...

Good afternoon all. Oon hold at the moment for a conference call that may or may not be happening at this rate!!! Rainy day in the eastern panhandle, too!
Glad to hear that Mason is heading to Bryn Mawr...it's a good place.
Great update on Lun Lun's baby...so cute..look at that little paw by his face...looks like the claws are well-formed. Probably like little needles!!

Hedgie said...

Nice to see our adults..nest is looking good, despite the rains! Jo's "shell" looks almost like a dark brain!!

normabyrd said...

HI HEDGIE----I had a Dr's appt. today in Winchester---It has been pouring heavy rain here since early am---Thunder & Lighting too!---So I called & cancelled until next Mon.----I have to go over those mts. where there is always fog!----Now it is clearing some & I wish I hadn't cancelled!!---ho!
(i am a born loser)---ho!

normabyrd said...

RED EAGLE!----Didn't realize you lived in AL---This wkend---I was a hostess at a friend's house (house tour)---She grew up in CAMDEN, AL------still has that southern drawl & she has lived in WV for 70 yrs!!-----ho!---Do you have a southern accent too?

Red said...

Some say I do. lol

MITS said...

Nest Update

09/09/08:
Good news from the Highland Foundation for Wildlife -- Morven, the female adult osprey they've been tracking, has made it safely from Scotland to Africa.
from LISA at BWO

MITS said...

great pic of the eagles on today's blog opening, Sharon.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Yeah, I am famous! :)

Hedgie said...

Good news about Morven.
Norma, is Rt. 50 (the long and winding road) still the main route to Romney???? Some things never change...lol. Just as well that you stayed home safe and sound...fog is terrible in the mountains, and so dangerous.
Red, I spent most of my formative years in VA (just outside DC where I was born--which of course we southerners know was a southern city when "The Great War" broke out!!) and when I moved to WV, people made fun of MY accent!!

Hedgie said...

Conference call lasted until almost 2:30...now have to write up minutes to distribute to the retirees club. BBL!

movin said...

I'm having some problems with "freeze up" this morning, mostly with AOL; so I'm spending a lot of time not getting too much accomplished....

Good updates on Mason; Lisa's migrating Scottish Osprey; Loch Garten eyasses; and on the little Panda cub (look how long their tails are at birth!).

Here's a link to some Q & A's at the Frodocam site (one of the Q's from me).


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim


F & F

movin said...

You've got to see this clip, which was taken from the PBS program on ZZ (Squiggles), which began on Sept 7th.

It's really great, and it is just a short clip; so if you get a chance to watch the whole thing on PBS, go for it.

I had to click on the lower arrow to start the thing.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim




ZZ is a star

movin said...

Catch you all later...enough struggling with this machine for awhile. Guess I'll go see what kind of troubles I can get into with my motor vehicles....

After lunch, of course.


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Hedgie said...

Jim, had the same problems w/ AOL this am...thought it was due to the weather!! Must have moved from east coast to west coast!!!

MITS said...

EAGLE AT BWO:)

MITS said...

well my NCTC POPUP CAM went black, and now same old, same old, can't get on to any FWS sites

Red said...

Same here MITS.

NatureNut said...

Strange???? My pop-up's still OK. Stayed on Comments, just minimized. Now I'll leave it up.

Can't be thunderstorms---all gone & don't think there were any in AL!?

Lolly said...

Red, we are in the DFW area. We are south of Fort Worth. Know Arlington well, was just there to go to Toys R Us to purchase a birthday present for Grandson #1.

Deb said...

I see the eagle at BWO, but I can't open our cam page. Is it a problem for anyone else?

I got caught up on e-mails, but not on blog. I stayed in Yankton Sunday and Monday nights and am glad to be home.

Deb said...

Forgot to post my comments, so I see the answer to my question!

Costume Lady said...

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE...
My pop-up cam is working Ok now, also. This morning, at about 6:30ish, I saw what I thought was one of our eagles, during the next refresh, cam went black. When it finally came back on, the eagle was gone. The cam did the black screen thing off and on for a long time and my 'puter kept losing it's internet connection. Gave up and got busy in the shop.

MITS said...

ok I'm back in business with the pop-up cam, maybe it has been during that all day, when I was not hear.

Red said...

I couldn't get to the web site either when you had problems earlier. I think the site went down temporaily.

MITS said...

yeah Red , it was trying to tell me something about no connection, but sometimes I just like to ignore my computer, it has a mind of its own .

Red said...

Thats the message I got too.

MITS said...

:), hate it when that happens

MITS said...

2 EAGLES AT BWO:)

MITS said...

looks like the big gal brought in a fish for herself

MITS said...

and she is not sharing:(

MITS said...

pop-up is black screen again for me:(

Red said...

Mine is ok this time MITS but I just now checked it.

MITS said...

JUST CHECKED MINE TOO AND IT IS BACK UP.

MITS said...

eagles look like bookends at BWO

Red said...

They sure do. Thanks for the alert.

magpie said...

It doesn't get much better than this at BWO - Now just one, the colors, are awesome, the flowers matching the beak

Loved the book-ends MITS.

RED - ARE YOU SURE YOU CAN'T CHANGE YOUR MIND AND COME TO OPEN HOUSE ??

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE ....!

XO

magpie said...

Of course, OUR NEST takes the prize for beauty !

Red said...

I'm afraid not Magpie. Someday maybe but not this time.

magpie said...

Nice little clip on ZZ that Jim posted earlier...it's good for a Panda Fix..

xo

magpie said...

Okay RED - Understand....we'll miss you....stay in touch, and remember there will be photos to see about it....as there are from the prior year's activities...

And It's YOU we will miss more than the threatened Cheese Cake Competition !

magpie said...

Got at attend to some "morning chores" - be back later.

TTFN xo

Red said...

Time for me to do some chores too. Later folks!

MITS said...

all gone eagles at BWO.

MITS said...

eagle back at BWO

magpie said...

One sneaked back to BWO...

MITS said...

HE HAS THE ITCHYS..

magpie said...

I saw a Turkey Vulture in the parking lot of the local shopping mall this morning...looked just like the one that visited the BWO platform this week...Big and Ugly! Was hovering over some road kill in the parking lot..Eewwieee !

magpie said...

Eagle OUR NEST !!

Mema Jo said...

THAT SURE IS AN EAGLE IN OUR NEST

Deb said...

I see it!! So glad that I get to see one of the eagles, probably Lib.

Mema Jo said...

I think it is Lib too, Deb

magpie said...

I think I just got a picture to go through to Yahoo...will see in a minute or two..

NatureNut said...

I see a white head thru the Spidey webs!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Visitor!!!

Mema Jo said...

It went thru ok Margy

Deb said...

I got it, too!

Deb said...

Come on, Belle, visit the nest, too!

magpie said...

It's SO NICE TO HAVE COMPANY FOR THESE VIEWS !

Costume Lady said...

Just stopping in while bath water is running and WHAT DO MY WONDERING EYES SEE??? OH YES, LIB!!

Deb said...

Darn, all gone. :(

Mema Jo said...

Wanda -
don't over flow the tub! lol

magpie said...

...WAH...!

Glad I waited to take my tubby..had a feeling someone was going to make a visit....

magpie said...

The Bird had a grateful and loving audience !!

Be still my heart too, Donna !! xoxo

Costume Lady said...

Water is off and probably getting cold!

Mema Jo said...

That was GOOD !

Costume Lady said...

Back to my bath. I have sparkles and feathers all over me. Had a good work day, got a lot done.

magpie said...

Sparkles and Feathers, sounds GREAT Wanda !

Mema Jo said...

Of course! I forgot! Wanda is working in the Costume Shop..... I thought she meant Yard work & I wanted to know what birds' feathers she was getting and from where !!!

magpie said...

Wonder what inspires the Eagles to just pop in like that for a few glorious moments..think they know we need a FIX ??

Mema Jo said...

Don't know the reason but for the past seasons, once the kids leave they are there early morning and late evening before dark.

wvgal_dana said...

This has been such a wonderful day. Raining and shopping with a friend and laughter. Was so much fun!! lol and I hate shopping ....

Then cleaned out my computer.....nice a clean inside now. Needed a dusting....

Awwwwwww then what does my wondering eyes should appear. Not reindeer before me eyes but our nest had an eagle. All I was doing was checking computer out. After putting back together. What a WONDERFUL SURPRISE!!!

MITS said...

CAME THRU GREAT, MARGY:)

magpie said...

Thanks Mits -
After watching BWO - it was a nice treat to see one of ours in the nest...almost as soon as BWO was empty, here was one of ours..

Guess they know our needs and addictions for their presence....

NatureNut said...

Added a nest capture just now from cam to yahoo album Summer/Fall.
Hope I did it right---didn't see yours, Margie.

We saw him in the nick of time--all fuzzy now.

magpie said...

..Nothing like a clean computer! Mine needs an overhaul....

Hi Dana, glad you had fun today !

magpie said...

Looks Great Nut!
Will add mine here in a minute or two...
Still wondering if they are done for the night...

xo

magpie said...

Okay - just added mine to the Summer/Autumn Album too...

SHARON: We need your beauties in there too !

Got to hit the bubbles now too.
Back Later...xox

NatureNut said...

Saw that the Eagle pics were sent to Momsters EM page. I always get a square that says "Attachment (not stored)" & have never seen a pic! DUH!!!! I don't even know how to send an email. Do you just Post something or can you fwd some to the e_myahoogroup.com??? All Greek to me.

NatureNut said...

If anyon e want6s to answer, take your time, gotta do some stuff.Guess I could study up on Help rules somewhere. Thx anyway.

magpie said...

Hunt and Peck for me too Loretta...
and totally Greek...

I just sent you a post from the Eaglet group page but don't have any idea where it will show up for you! Might try something else.

MITS said...

You can always ask the experts...Jo, Paula or Sharon:) I stay away from the hard things:)

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

We went to Roanoke this morning. Tom had to have an MRI and they got us in today so we didn't have to make another trip. Will get the results tomorrow but it is looking like probably another back surgery. This will be 4!!!

wvgal_dana said...

Wow Bev 4 surgeries on back ouch!! :( So sorry for Tom....I only know of a few people that back surgery had worked. One was a Doctor. His surgery worked well. Hope Tom will be ok..will keep you both in prayer.

MITS said...

that's too bad, Sissy....no more ginshinging for him

magpie said...

Sissy - Not good news...will be anxious to hear of the results tomorrow...Prayers for you both, and the Doctor !

Mema Jo said...

Going to check out a new TV show.....

Osprey are home on the Wild Watch cam

BBILW

magpie said...

thanks for the WildWatch Osprey alert, Mema, they look wonderful! They sure like to move that little egg around the nest don't they....

wvgal_dana said...

Got it on too Margy one in nest egg there. Is that an Osprey egg that didn't hatch?

magpie said...

Yes, Dana, and it has stayed intact throughout the season....
touching, isn't it...
Several of the Osprey nests have been like that, including one in Scotland....

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good evening all my lovely eagle buddies. I missed this evening's visit live but fortunately I have wonderful buds out there to send me pics! It is definitely a "we" thing around here!

wvgal_dana said...

Margy did you hear of an accident or something that happened on 81 this evening? North bound after you would get on from Lowes & McDonalds.

magpie said...

Howdy to you too Sharon...
Only one tonight, and he or she did not stay around very long...those "in the know" (and that's never me...) think it was Liberty...
Have a Good Evening...
xo

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Magpie, you keep coming back and you will learn who is who - at least sometimes!

wvgal_dana said...

Margy it was earlier than this evening. It was my fist trip to town. I guessing after 12 noon till about 1 ish??

Hedgie said...

Hi gang!
Bev, so sorry about Tom. Maybe MRI will prove otherwise! Prayers. Need to get out the map!! How far is Bluefield from Roanoke?
Dana, I had turned down scanner while on a conference call early afternoon, and didn't hear anything. Of course, MArgy was in bed and she doesn't have a scanner at home--that would be like a busman's holiday!!

magpie said...

DANA -
I was sleeping, and learned a few years back that I must not listen to the scanner when I am not working...I used to when I was still running ambulance calls, but that ended a few years ago. Wrecks on the interstate can be pandemonium! Everyone with a cell phone calls, and people passing through from other states have NO IDEA where they really are so it is tough to get an accurate report of where an accident is...I'll find out when I clock in at midnight, but I reckon it will be on the news before I get back on the Blog in the morning... I hope it was not too serious...too much of that lately.

magpie said...

SHARON: I have trust in your confidence in me.....and I will surely keep coming back !

magpie said...

HEDGIE AND DANA: I do have a pager that at least would let me listen to the initial dispatch, but I ONLY KEEP THAT ON when I am ON CALL and then I keep it on ALERT so it will only go off if they call me...yes, years ago I found that it was 24-hours a day immersed in it, so I had to make a change....getting old I guess, lose the excitement....

Take Care... time to pack lunch soon. Sigh.......

magpie said...

I'm not really meaning to sound like I'm complaining about night shift. Truth is, I am sorry my co-worker is ill...and, I will be getting an 8-hour head start on my days off come Thursday morning
at 8 am...

Hedgie said...

Wasted alot of time this evening watching a bid on eBay....and lost out. Boo...
And computer has been a bear today...don't know whether it was the weather or not...argh!!!
Have a headache from the combination of many frustrations. So...will try to check yahoo mail and then shutting it down for the night.
Sleep well, everyone. And Margy, hope you have a quiet night.
God Bless.

magpie said...

Headaches: WOOF, Lynn.. I have had a bunch of them in the last week..

Good Night Feather and Fur Friends... I'm heading out soon.

Rest well, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of our lives, again!

Take Care, and Prayers.

xoxo

Mema Jo said...

I'm headed in to bed.... was a busy day & I am tired......

Sissy - Best to Tom's MRI report!
You will take good care of him I know

Paula - We're thinking of you taking care of your Mom.

Good Night All You Birders....
Prayers for all our needs being said
So thankful that Mason is going up to Philly for rehab!

(((HUGS)))

MITS said...

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE Prayers for those in need:)

NatureNut said...

Pleasant Feather Dreams ;>))

Hopes and prayers for all & may pains be diminished (Tom)& all else.

WAKE UP MASON & GET READY TO TRAVEL!!!

Costume Lady said...

Yes, Jo, it has been a long day, but a good one. My feathers and sparkles are gone (some still in my hair). Tomorrow is GeeGee day, so no shop work in my plans.

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
SLEEP TIGHT
PRAYERS FOR ALL....Mason, it's going to be a nice day for traveling tomorrow...get those eyes wide open.
Good thoughts and prayers for Paula and her Mom.

movin said...

GOOD NIGHT, EVERYONE.

Happy morning birding to you. There's not much to report from the sites around tonight..


C(°ﮡ°)D

Jim

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Good morning everyone!! Anxiously waiting for an early morning visitor!!

Floralgirl said...

OK- EAGLE in the nest

Floralgirl said...

Left and now is back...I said-EAGLE!!!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Barely got a glimpse and then gone!!

Floralgirl said...

It's been and gone twice, maybe it'll be back..

Floralgirl said...

See- it's back!!!

Floralgirl said...

BOTH!!!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Good morning Lib and Belle!!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good morning Megan@ I see eagle!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Belle there now!

Floralgirl said...

Morning Sharon and Sissy!!

Floralgirl said...

new thread

Ceil said...

Good morning Sissy, Megan and Sharon. Blogger is up. Ate my post. Good to see Lib and Belle. Have a great day.

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