Thanks for the new thread Steve. I'll get the others.
Good Morning Margy (that has hit the hay) and Red (who is all alone for now). Red there will be more people in later.
Got to run got gg babies to see. Thank you Steven for the new thread.Have a good day ALL ( :
Good morning everyone!
Good morning everyone!! Beautiful fall Monday here in Bluefield!
Bears everywhere doing tha bear thang! Eagle at BWO. Squirrel at PA. Sheer beauty at Finney, no animals just a beautiful pic.
Good mornign everyone. Hoping to see our nest and maybe our Royal Couple soon.
Them bears are rasslin' in DC.
Just stopping in to say good morning. I really did sleep in this morning. Have a good Monday.
Morning, all!I see the live feed is down...is that it then?Any word on the 30 second cam, Steve?
GOOD MONDAY A.M. EVERYONE...HAVE A GOOD WEEK:)
Eagle at BWOWith a fish!
Turkeys out the waazoo in PA!
Hmmm wonder who the BWO eagle is trying to wooo?
GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE...GENE is opening the shop this morning, so I have a few moments to check in on our Furry, Feathered friends. OUR NEST..:(
Here's a nice Shepherdstown map- Shepherdstown street mapRT. 45 is the route that takes you to the Comfort Inn in Sheptown, Sheetz, Food Lion and will also take you to MartinsburgRT 480 South(towards Kearneysville) will take you to the Clarion hotel(Rumsey Tavern)Shepherd Grade rd(they have it labeled 5 also) will take you to NCTCGerman Street is the main Street of Shepherdstown
Good Morning everyone I now have acomputer at home and as soon as iget it set up i then can get on here more often.I am enjoying myretirement.I have missed you all.Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave
Howdy Eagle Buds!INDIANA DAVE: Welcome Back, we have missed you too !
GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!--RED--DANA---BLUEFIELD SHARON---SISSY---GLO---CEIL & BEAUTIFUL PAULA!!---SLEEP TIGHT MAGPIE!!!----SUN is rising -- temp is 49° in the HILLS OF WV!!---praying for rain soon -- MEGAN---rain dance time!!---CELEBRATE this AWESOME OCTOBER MORN'----and be glad!!---prayers for loved ones!!!---SMILES FOR EVERYONE!!----LIFE IS GOOD!!!
Saw a bunch of Toms at Pix PA, BIG Beards and Big Spurs! Those gobblers are BOSS - then a bunch of hens came through....
DANA - Whatever the gg babies are: HAVE FUN ! - Figure, maybe Grandkids?
Yay, NORMA - Was waiting on you! The big Rodent I saw at the Pennsylvania woods Sunday, I guess was a GROUNDHOG but I was wondering if it was a BEAVER ! Couldn't get a good enough view of the tail! He was definitly a CHUB xo
WANDAhow are you feeling this a.m.
Howdy Dave - Welcome Back!
Eagles have been at TH again..one still there...
MORNIN' HELEN---WANDA---MEGAN---& a BIG HELLO to 'INDIANA DAVE'!!!!!---We have missed you!!---SUZANNE asked about you the other day!!----ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT!!
Howdy and Great Day Wishes to all...WANDA - hope your tummy is no longer rumbly - DANA - sounds like the pains are gone, see you are out for some MONDAY FUN PAULA HOW'S MA?XOXO
Okay - don't mean to miss ANYONE so if I don't call you by name, you can blame it on my OLD AGE ! It is one SPECTACULAR DAY !xoxox
Hey Dave, welcome back. So being a man of leisure suits you, huh?
WHOA MAGPIE!!!---Thought you were tucked away --- snoozing!!----You are like a ray of SUNSHINE!!!
Paula: Could you do a blue link for me for TH - at your convenience...Please and Thanks !
Mom is doing OK, coming along, slowly but surely. I see improvement each time I see her. Attitude is still good!
I am so grateful God invented diapers for humans instead of the way all other animal mothers keep their kids clean.
MAGPIE---It could be a BEAVER ---have never seen one----But have seen many GROUNDHOGS!!!---
Thanks, Norma..."It's the (Eaglet) company I keep"...You're not only like a ray of sunshine, you're the WHOLE SUN! xox
I didn't know Dave was still wearing leisure suits:)? Thought he retired...tee-hee.....a little play on words.
GREAT NEWS, PAULA Figure she acquires some of that POSITIVE ATTITUDE from YOU !
The rodent is at PIX now...think it is Mr Groundhog...watching for the tail to see more...might even be a racoon..I see what looks like a "mask."
I know I am probably the only COWBOY fan around!!----But WOW!--that game yesterday completely WORN ME DOWN!!----I kept thinking --- get it over with!!---- Saw the REDSKINS WON---GOOD TEAM!--- Overdosed on football yesterday!ho!---
Looks like a fat ole groundhog to me at PA.
Very good Mits. Tom wore a leisure suit when we got married. I am so glad they are out of style. But they were the next big thing back in the 70s.
Yup - guess it is Groundhog !He must really be eating well these days !
Here ya go, Margy TH - 5 second refresh
Hey Floralgirl...where's our Beatles tune for the day? :):)
Hang on, Paula!
OUCH!!---SISSY---I wondered if SHARON had taken you aside & explained why LUN LUN is always licking her BOY CUB!!----I am with you!!!----(now that takes real love!)
All you need is love
Helen, I feel great this morning. Had quite a bit of pain in right side and back Saturday night...thought of a Kidney Stone. Never had one before, so I don't know what it was. My appendix is gone, so it wasn't that. Just a nasty 24hr bug.DAVE, good to see you back and enjoying your retirement. Do you miss working at all? I missed the comradiere when I retired. Then I got in with this group and got all the friends anyone could want.
All the animals really seem to co-exist nicely at PIX - quite a variety through the day...Soil looks really sandy there too now... soon there should be a pile of leaves on the ground, then the turkeys will REALLY have some fun.TTFN - Got to get busy on everything I didn't do over the week-end...Have a Good Day, Everyone...Nice to "see" everyone.xoxox
Wow, deer at the salt lick now too...never a dull moment there..
Thanks, Paula, opening it up now.MEGAN - Thanks for the daily tune !
Thanks, Megan!Eagle at BWO gone, but the fish is still there!
Thanks PAULA!---I sometimes wish we had #s painted on our EAGLES!!but I still like to think that one of those EAGLES STEVE saw could be SPUNKY!!!-----ho!
WANDA: Good that you feel better ! Kidney Stones: WOOF - hope it is not that! Imagine a little pin-head size nugget making such pain - Hope you can take it a little bit easy today. That was a lovely comment about GEE GEE - sure miss my Mother....xoxo
I'm sorry you don't have your Mother, Margy. I can't bare the thought of losing my Mom. I will keep her going as long as I can, with the help of her doctor and prayers.
OK, enough of this fun, time to go to work...BBL
WANDA---I understand what you mean --- I was a bit leery of retiring & then when they opened the new Judicial Center----I began to wish I was still working!----but that thought didn't last long!---ho!
Megan, did you notice the size of those HEADPHONES on the Beatles? Things have changed quite a bit since then!
WANDA, I think it was STRESS- RELATED:(
Good morning, everyone. Dave, nice to see you back and enjoying retirement!
MEGAN---That's a GREAT MAP!!---Even I can follow that!!---Making a copy!
MORNIN' DEB!!---If you were going to drive to Shepherdstown---YOU COULD BRING YOUR KAYAK!! Ho!---SUNNY & husband go kayaking often-----Don't know if she is coming to dinner or not!!---PROUD OF YOU!!
Yep, that map is very easy to follow, gives you all the streets of Shepherdstown.Glad to hear your Mom is feeling better, Paula:)Wanda, that is true- although the last headphones I bought my kid were the large ones just like that-she wanted old style headphones...ha ha ha- like I used to have.. going to work on gh for a while- stop rain dancing Norma, I don't want to get rained on....
JO!---I see 1--maybe 2 burrowing owls this am!!
HEY RED!!---What are you fixing for breakfast??? --- or did you go back to bed??
thanks, Megan for the map and song
MEGAN---Wait until you are a grandmother like I am-----THEN it is next to impossible to keep up with what the kids are using--wearing, etc.----Some times they just ROLL THEIR EYES---I know then 'GRANNY ISN'T COOL TODAY!!! ho!!
Great map, Megan, thank you. You got me going, I am printing out maps for the trip.
Golly Norma, I had breakfast hours ago. I'm an early riser. I usually have sausage and biscuits but have gained a few pounds, so its Special K for a while.
Blogger cop is playing games with me.
gobble gobble at Pix:)
your not the only one he is after this a.m., RED
***GOOD MORNING****** EVERYONE***C(°ٿ°)DJim
Wow, eagle still at TH
Monday, October 6Peering, a tad voyeuristically, at a bank of monitors while Lun Lun and her cub live their lives, I am prone to ponderings. Sometimes these musings are serious reflections on the common threads woven throughout nature. Or, noticing the commonalities of mother-offspring interactions regardless of species, while at the same time, reflecting on the differences. I am often awestruck by our world – the diversity of flora and fauna, the variety of ways that life can be lived and the adaptability of nature. But this evening my thoughts were most mundane. While Lun Lun munched down on a culm (stalk) of bamboo, I was reminded of a human eating a rib of celery. She bit down, but not all the way through, pulling off the green outer layer much like one would remove fibrous celery strings. Holding the stalk at the side of her mouth, she took a series of quick successive bites as her paw pushed the length along like the feed mechanism of a wood chipper.Lest I bore you further with my ramblings, I’ll report that at Sunday afternoon’s check, the cub’s weight was 1368.1 grams (3 pounds); a gain of 70 grams (2.46 ounces) since Saturday.Debbie FordeCoordinator, Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation ProgramCuratorial AssistantTHINK THIS PERSON NEEDS TO GET OUT MORE:)
Crows at BWO now...I'll have some of that fish, thank you very much!
MITS - ROFLMBO!
WHOA! RED----LOLLY fixes SAUSAGE & HOME MADE BREAD every Friday!---So if I ever go to Texas---must visit her on a Fri. morning!!---Must be a southern thing!!!
I see that the P. pair at Alcoa, AU, site has hatched at least 2 eyasses recently.F & F is showing nothing new today.Interesting new update on Nethy's progress this morning.C(°ٿ°)DJim
Hello Everyone. Lovely day!Little Luney by himself---what a butterball.
DANA--I only see about 6 DONKEYS today --- rain puddles too!!!--That's new!!!
You probably saw the Fish Crow eating the left over fish at BWO....C(°ٿ°)DJim
HOODIE AT FINLAND
MORNIN' MOVIN'JIM!!---What's your weather?---we are 55° now & half sunny!!----hope you have a GLORIOUS day too!!!
Morning to you, Mits, Norma, Paula...and Red if he's still on.C(°ٿ°)DJim
PAULA you have mail.
Eagle at BWO.
lots of little deer at salt lick
RED!!----I haven't been paying much attention to the time this am!---OMG -- It's noon!---Guess you thought I was NUTS!--ho!---My young plumber just called--& I found he has high prices!
Re: the 'Lil Lun' report this A.M. I've noticed that the Pandas seem to use the big hard stalks of bamboo like a dog uses a bone ... to clean and condition their teeth and gums, as well as whatever food value is in the woody part of the plant.C(°ٿ°)DJim
Finally read all of comments. Good to see Dave is back!Bet you had some great trips.Glad everyone is feeling better, & Paula's Mom too. Thoughts & prayers for all!
Well, Norma, it's kind of chilly at 62° yet this morning ... and partly clouded. But it's supposed to make 80 later.It's been getting cooler and cooler at night recently.C(°ٿ°)DJim
Great to hear your Mom is getting better, Paula. Tell her she's in our prayers, and we are wishing her well.C(°ٿ°)DJim
HELEN---I see the 3 deer at PA SITE!---These pics seem to be taken at another site!!---but fun to watch----
JIM---That's about the same temps we have here!!---Have you seen ZZ lately?---Love watching her!!---She is a feisty little IMP!!-- Ho!
WHO is at BWO?
Its an eagle eating a fish
HE/SHE must be napping?
THANKS HELEN!!---Bet you are right!!!---
Eagle at BWO munching on that fish now...
Animals and birds are keeping us cam-hopping today...
Nice pic at SD ZOO!---But it isn't ZZ----It's SU LIN---She is just beautiful----but little ZZ is always movin'!---ADORABLE!!
hit you again, Paula>>>>>>mail on the way:)
Tag, you're it, Mits
lol.....got it Paula:)
Eagle turned into a crow at BWO..
oh WOW....as my Maggie would say...look at Finland sunset:)
Hi gang. Cool beginning to the day here....not cool enough for a woodfire but did turn on the gas stove for awhile. Glad to see/hear everyone is well and enjoying their Monday.Hey, Dave...welcome "home"--so glad you got a 'puter!!! Your next assignment is to head east for the 18th!! Please?I am having AOL trouble...can't open some mail, nor yahoo at all. Can't get to favs/bookmarks to open any cams, or play any witch bowling! Could open link to Sh. map, but couldn't print. ARGH!!!So think I am going to reboot and see if it makes any difference. Hmmm...time for lunch, too. BBL.
Double WOW - Mits - and now a lighted boat is going through ..weird little white twinkly things all over ...
ewwiiee at BWO
MORNIN' NATURENUT & HEDGIE!!---It's been a COOL morning!---Several folks have been reporting in---adds to the enjoyment of the BLOG!
EWWIIEE AND FISH CROW...BWO
HELEN---CAROL can explain why she thinks that is an important BIRD!!
Deer at the Salt Lick Again...
Outta here for a bit..got cards and things to get in the mail !Good Afternoon, Everyone !TTFN xo
HEDGIE!---I bet our computers are made by the same co.---ho!---I have been having some of the same problems with mine!!---I have a real problem opening my mail, etc.
I missed the sunset at Finney. Poop. I don't suppose anyone got a pic did ya?
already deleted it, Sissy...sorry:(
EEwwiiee at BWO
No, Mits....Thank You!!!:):)
The mystery animal that margie saw could be at PA now.
groundhog or whatever is back at Pix
now buck ay Pix
Darn, of course, it switched to the other screen.
Ha, we are doing the same thing, Helen!
Deer and groundhog in same picture
You can see a little of Denali today!Denali view
I just saw a beautiful woodpecker at Pa. Not a downey, much larger.
Norma, rebooting worked, tg! So I guess maybe it wasn't an AOL problem. My computer is HP...what about yours? I really believe that VISTA has something to do w/ it....really liked XP much better.
Mits, agree w/ you that the carnivore keeper has too much time on her hands!! Waxing poetic takes on a whole new meaning, huh??
Wow, Deb, beautiful view of Denali!!!
That is one FAT groundhog at Pix PA!!
Having problems with my verizon. It would not let me send e-mails or get into the blog. Husband said it is not the end of the world. Doesn't understand.
Good afternoon to all!!!! Had a busy weekend celebrating Joseph's 8th birthday. He LOVED his ice cream cake! We got him a Green Machine and he thinks he is tough stuff! Also, Jack made him stilts. He will have to practice walking with them, Ha!NORMA You most definitly are not the only Cowboy fan around! These two Texans are Cowboy fans!!!Leaving here shortly to go back to Denton for a soccer game this evening.Megan, thanks for the map!
good Morning all, its chilly here and I have even put socks on. I cant seem to get warm. I cant get sick now its only 3 days until I leave. I am cleaning and packing so now I'm taking a break.
where's a ground hog? I have never seen one....!
I found it. I thought it was a log.
Funny Annemarie. Deb I saw a ground hog at NCTC on Friday. We saw deer very close to the cafeteria building.
This is fantastic.... I have never seen one. Diana had to come and see too. Its as big as my dog.
they look like a big goffer.
yeah I missed the groundhog the other day, Ceil...was watching out for the deer....had some back seat drivers.....lol
that was fantastic!
I saved a picture for Brandon.
how much wood can a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?????:)
it must be International Computer Does Not Want To Work Day, and nobody told us.....my puter and I have been fighting all day.....but my printer and I are now friends again:)
A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
And also, a woodchuck would eat just about every plant in your garden...
There are a lot of deer on NCTC and I did not want you to take a few of them out. Did not expect to see a groundhog in that field. This computer is driving me nuts. I think it may be a lot of hits on the air ways today. Stock market not doing well.
Thanks Megan I just read it all.....
I was just thinking if a small goffer could do so much dammage in my garden what could the stinker do? wow.
going to put some more laundry through. I hope I'm bringing the right clothes. BBL
just think Casual, Anne....unless we have a flunk in the weather it is usually very nice....not that cold....I will keep an eye out for tropical storms:)
Like that weather word "flunk" MITS - needed a new word for my vocabulary....especially after a long week-end at 9-1-1 - this is a word I can say in mixed company!Nice Woodchuck routine and pic, MEGAN - By the way, can a Walnut Climb a Wall? No, but a Pecan (say Pee-Can) - old corny family favorite.I wanna see the big woodpecker at PIX !xo
ewwie at BWO
Anne-Marie: You ain't the only one who never saw a groundhog. I have one in the neighborhood here pretty often. Someone on the street called the police department and said there is WOLF in the yard....You will probably see some when you visit West Virginny...xoxo
OPPPS SORRY...MEANT FLUKE:):):)
there has been hammering and buzz-sawing all day up in Maine....sounds like roof repair
Computer problems for alot of us, huh? Must be the internet itself!! No particular server, puter brand, etc. Just one of those days!Thanks, Mits and Megan, for the woodchuck routine...has always been one of my favorites.....my kids and grandkids think I'm crazy! But they can't say it anywhere near as fast as I can!!
Oh, I like FLUNK MUCH BETTER MITS !!
The one on the left resembles a RAVEN !
Not long after this city girl moved to WV, I looked out the window and saw an animal in the yard...I started hollering to spouse "there's a woodchuck out here." As usual, he laughed at me and said it's not a woodchuck. I went from bad to worse....even tho' I KNEW it was a ground hog, I just couldn't get that word off my tongue...so then I said "it's a BEAVER" and he roared at me "it's a groundhog!" LOL!One Sunday morning I had one that acted rabid...mister was at the Guard, neighbors were at church...I called 911, wanting animal control...not available on Sun. So they sent out a trooper. He said he wasn't allow to kill it w/ his weapon but could use mine, so he did. I was afraid to use the .22 because the creature was in the corner of the porch and foundation and I was afraid that if I missed the bullet might ricochet off the concrete! More LOL!!
Is that my Myrtle the Turtle at Pix PA????
Guess not...must have been the squirrel tail over the stick...
...A real country gal, HEDGIE! YOu have come a loooooong way !And I love the Trooper story, can't use his weapon but could use yours!My machine was all slow this morning too, compressed and did all that and shut down, now all better...Probably is the stock market....like Ceil suggested...
Also, Hedgie, Animal Control does mostly dogs, and sometimes cats, and will help out on other things if another agency ASKS them but they have pretty strict guidelines. Most Wild Animals get referred to DNR - or some critter/pest companies...
I think the blobby thing on the right near the bottom, reminds me of a Cobra ! Or some other kind of Puff Adder, coiled up getting ready to STRIKE !
it seems to be an e-mail...blogger problem with me today....outlook-express is battling my comcast mail.....but I am winning...little buggers won't get me down!!!!
Margy, I can remember a time when the Conservation Officer investigated some animal things...like when we found one of my dogs shot along the road...back in about '74. He also inspected litter complaints...actually arrested a guy who lived in town who had dumped a bag of trash that had items w/ his name on them in it on the road.These things all were when we lived on Ridge Rd. (now R.R. South).On the other hand, we had trouble w/ a particular vehicle & driver who would pass the kids' school bus ON THE RIGHT by driving in the field...we had the license number, but police said they couldn't do anything w/o a photo of driver because there was no way to know if registered owner was the driver--that was what they told the bus driver and the bus garage supervisor! I think Freddie Gantt was the bus driver at the time. BYW...heard his tumor has recurred and he is getting chemo again. Too bad.
Good Afernoon ALL ( :Wow Lynn so he shot the groundhog with your gun. Couldn't use his huh? Guess he would have to write out a report and the guys would really have kidded around with him about that one.We have a groundhog here that had 3babies last year. She is a BIG one too.She doesnt't bother us we don't bother her. When we let the dog out she takes off.Margy gg babies=4 but 2 we see more of. Had a ball and laughed so hard my jaws hurt from laughing.They are great!! Love being with them.
Yes, Hedgie, things change over the years, and I know about that part that sometimes Law Enforcement has to witness it themselves...but I would certainly think a visit to the registered owner of the vehicle would be in order...guess I should read the Code Book....what I THINK about things is surely not the way it goes sometimes...I did know that litter was a DNR things...curious...Hope Mr. Gantt gets through this next challenge okay, I had not heard the recent news. xo
How old are your gg's, Dana?Computer problems have even affected the bank, according to daughter! We love them, we hate them...and probably wonder how we ever got along w/o them, but in this modern age, not having them is a real disaster for business!
Anne Marie...gotta tell ya'...groundhogs are more often seen scavenging road kill than eating greens or grains...so watch the roadsides on your road trip!
Whatever DANA's "gg babies" had in store for her today must have included a KIDNAPING ! It's a Good Day for that kind of kid fun !
Ooops, shoulda read the Blog first, see you're back DANA !Sounds like great KID STUFF !Good for you! Laughter gets the endorphins rolling !xo
I'm headed "out the road" in a little while for some of that myself! Think I am going to sneak in a little Panda Nap first...TTFN Enjoy your afternoons, folks!xo
Youiees back at BWO (easier for me to type it that way)
They're invisible....Ha !
Sea Eagles Lisa Gave Me
Lynn the 2 I was with today 1 will be a year old Nov 16 and the other will be a year old Jan 25th. Both were born on Friday's and both have the same middle name. We all say they are the twins of the family lol
Brayden & Cayden oh how I love those boys. ( :So happy to be apart of their life.
Enjoy them while they are little, Dana. They grow up too fast. Heard yesterday that my 14 y.o. thinks she's "in love"!! Heaven help us!Have fun, Margie.
Eewwiiee at BWOOOOO
Gobble Gobble Gobble
Paula, there were two there but by the time this computer typed it one was gone. I am going to book it not reboot it.
Man, them are eatin' size! :)
Paula glad your mom is doing better. When our mom was ill remember trying to fix food that she liked but the heart medicine took her appetite away.
you know I was craving a turkey sandwich today:)
I saw the 2 also, Ceil...only one refresh I think
that's boot not book Cannot blame the computer for that mistake
I can't wait for Thanksgiving!They fed Mom Turkey, mash taters, stuffing and gravy one day....been wanting it since then!
Now I'm all cornfused, Ceil lol
Wonder what makes those turkeys gone then reappear so quickly...Just wish Mom would eat more!
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