Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday

New thread.

Here's a cool story about efforts to get a nesting pair to setup shop in Michigan.

106 comments:

Just Vicky said...

Good morning Eagle Land!

Just Vicky said...

Thank you Steve!!!!

Just Vicky said...

Sure wish that cam was working!

MITS said...

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE

MITS said...

STEVE, what a great story, hope they are successful!!!!

MITS said...

something weird is going on with the Atlanta cam...voice tells me attempting to use this site is invalid.....

paula eagleholic said...

Thanks for posting the link, Steve. Cool Story for sure.

Morning Vicky, long time no see.

paula eagleholic said...

Cool and foggy morning here...guess I'll head out shortly to get some yard work done before I can mow...too wet right now!

NatureNut said...

Lovely Sunday Morning to Everyone!
And we DO have SUN today!
Great story, Steve!! Will be interesting to see if/who uses that platform! Now they just need a cam & so do we!

Need to check cames & more coffee....

NatureNut said...

Sorry, sp. error----cams.
Do need coffee LOL

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle still hanging out at BWO

paula eagleholic said...

Mits, my Atlanta cam isn't working either...

paula eagleholic said...

2 screaming eagles at BWO now

Ceil said...

Good morning everyone. Great story Steve. Wish them success.

NatureNut said...

Atlant cam not working for me either. Some voice w/foreign accent saying access invalid & contact your "something" provider??!!!

paula eagleholic said...

Looks like Maine cam is down.

NatureNut said...

I just emailed webmaster at Atlanta. Have to wait & see.

paula eagleholic said...

Turkey at Pix...get the gun

paula eagleholic said...

LOL, he's gone...he's back w/ friends

paula eagleholic said...

Turkeys at Pix

Eagle at BWO

Mema Jo said...

Good Morning - happy to see the sun shinning to start my day. Great story you found and I hope they have success. Wish we could have a follow up story in a few months.

Not too much going on yet - I also get the weird message I cannot understand at Atlanta cam... Hope no one went down there from Bluefield and took some valuable merchandise home with them! lol

carolinabeachmom said...

Hello again PAULA, NATURENUT, CIEL and Helen, oh VICKY too.

Boy Steve, you are on the ball with the new thread today. What an interesting story about trying to get eagles to set up housekeeping. I hope they do and they also get a cam up there for us to watch.

carolinabeachmom said...

Good late morning to you JO.

carolinabeachmom said...

BTW are they juvies on the BWO nest now?

carolinabeachmom said...

I left the Atlanta panda cam on when I went to church and it is still on. Mama is just coming in to be with baby and the cam is moving.

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!!---ZZ is up in a tree at SD ZOO!!---They don't show her often!!!----ONE COOL PANDA!!!!

carolinabeachmom said...

Camera stopped now and only showing baby's back end

movin said...



**GOOD SUNDAY MORNING**

**ALL IN EAGLE LAND**



[:~D]

Jim

carolinabeachmom said...

Hey NORMA how are you doing. That is a nice pic of ZZ up in the tree. She is really getting bigger all the time.

carolinabeachmom said...

Good morning to you in So. California JIM. Hope all is good in your part of the country.

Mema Jo said...

I think I'll call Germany gals..
BBL

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' VICKY---HELEN---PAULA---NATURENUT---CEIL---JO---& CANDY!!!
It is a GLORIOUS day---BRIGHT SUNSHINE--BLUE SKIES with temp of 63°---How long has it been since the ROYAL COUPLE have been home receiving callers???---ho!---

normabyrd said...

GREAT TO SEE VICKY & CANDY back on the blog!!!-----MORNIN' MOVIN'JIM!!

normabyrd said...

CANDY--Did you all beat BOSTON??? Didn't watch football yesterday!!---WVU played Thursday---We beat AUBURN!!---we have a new coach--and haven't been winning every game!--ho!--ho!----NOW DALLAS IS LOSING TOO!!---BIG TIME!!

normabyrd said...

JIM---what's the temp at your place?---You folks always seem to have good weather!!----Expecting COLDER temps tomorrow!!!

movin said...

How are you doing, Candy? It's been a while, hasn't it?

So Cal is just ramping up the humidity from the desert conditions with the winds...supposed to be in excess of 90% now and foggy, but I don't see the fog right here. It's still going to top the present 57° by at least 25° this afternoon.


[:~D]

Jim

normabyrd said...

READ on earlier blog---SHARON is doing great & has surgery scheduled!!!---PROUD of you BLUEFIELD SHARON---non-smoker!!--We WV folks are TOUGH!---Lots of prayers & GOOD THOUGHTS being sent your way!!!!---

normabyrd said...

Forgot to thank STEVEN!!---TRULY is a COOL story!!---Hope all goes well!!!!---(remember these eagles are very particular as to how the sticks are placed in the nest) ho!

movin said...

A very good morn to you, Norma...and Vicky, Sharon, Paula, Mits, Mema Jo too....


[:~D]

Jim

carolinabeachmom said...

Checiing in from emails. I am so far behind. JIM, I hope you aren't going to have those bad fires again or are they already going on out there.? I haven't seen much tv.
NORMA Yes we beat Boston College yesterday big time. I watched your W. Va. game on Thursday. Go EEEEEEERRRRRRRSSSSSSSSSSS. Our PE teacher is a WV fan as she went to school there.

movin said...

Did you see the EEuuuwiiee taking a rest in the nest at BWO?


[:~D]

Jim

movin said...

There's a whole swarm of Eeuuwwies at BWO now!!


[:~D]

Jim

Mema Jo said...

Hi Norma, Candy & Jim!!
I did just speak with the Germany gals. They did turn the clocks back over there last night.. so it was only 5 hrs difference. We turn our back 11/2 However my digital clock automatically set itself back - I was sleeping away thinking it just wasn't time to get up! It fooled me!

Mema Jo said...

Boy Jim they all took off at 1:00!
Lunch break must have been over - back to work! lol

Mema Jo said...

The 3 falcon chicks are quite visible recently at the Alcoa nest in Australia.


Link to Alcoa - click on pic to enlarge

Mema Jo said...

Take care - stay warm - going into
front room with hubby.

Just thinking that some folks don't know where 'front room' is in some houses in this day & age.

BBL

movin said...

The Hummingbird mama just landed, deposited some materials, and then rotated 360° to tamp everything down.... Took off again.


[:~D]

Jim

carolinabeachmom said...

Big Heron on the BWO Nest now. Back to Emails.

carolinabeachmom said...

Eagle B ack at BWO

Deb said...

Eagle at BWO.

paula eagleholic said...

Turkeys at Pix

Eagle at BWO

Name of the game, today!

paula eagleholic said...

Missed the heron, hummer and chicks in OZ

paula eagleholic said...

How was your weekend Deb

paula eagleholic said...

And the Eewwiie, Jim, Norma and Candy!

BWO eagle eating a nice fish!

paula eagleholic said...

Back to the yardwork...

Deb said...

My weekend was good. Today is very windy and cool. Luckily it will start to warm up on Tuesday, back to the 60, then for the rest of the week.

normabyrd said...

JIM---Do you suppose they are migrating?---

normabyrd said...

HI DEB!!---Our weather is just the opposite----We are at 66° now & forecasting COLDER WEATHER tomorrow!!!----We had a 'dreary--rainy' one yesterday!!!

Deb said...

It is 43 here, Norma, but windchill is 32. Very strong winds today, We have high wind warnings out.

normabyrd said...

DEB!!---Wind always makes it sound & feel MUCH COLDER!!!!---Great you had a nice weekend!!----

movin said...

Norma, I think we have seen this 'family' (?) of Euuwwiies before; howsomeever, it is possible they are migrating. I believe many Turkey Vultures migrate as far south as Panama, at least.

Some remain through the winter here in So Cal and the Southwest, but I'm not sure many do not migrate southward here too.

Lisa would better know how they behave in the BW area.


C(°?°)3

Jim

Deb said...

Yes, it does, Norma. It is bringing down the leaves, too. I just walked along the curb and shuffled through my neighbor's leaves. I want them to blow on down the street, instead of into my yard. It got rid of some of them!

normabyrd said...

JIM!---I asked LISA about that just last week!!----I had seen them gathering here---She said they certainly do migrate!---

movin said...

The Hummingbird is very active today, making many trips, adding to the nest, sitting down in it and rotating.........

There's a white mass in the bottom of the nest. Do you think it is an egg, or do you think it is building material??



C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Deb said...

It is hard to see, Jim. I do see what you are talking about, but can't tell what it is.

magpie said...

Eagle is Back at BWO...and it's a beautiful sunny afternoon at Pix PA.

THIS bird is going to roost, have to work at midnight and couldn't sleep much overnight...so I am getting veerrrrry sleepy!

Have a Good Evening, Eagle Buds.
xoxo z z z

carolinabeachmom said...

Wow, I just finished the last of my emails. It is the first time I have been caught up in quite awhile. If sure feels good. I have been at it most of the afternoon.

Hey DEB. You have some beautiful pics of the eagle train ride and NCTC open house. I finally found out how to see them. Duh. and then I was giving Dana credit on here for them before Mits brought me awake. :)

carolinabeachmom said...

I see the eagle is back at BWO. Hey JIM, I do see something down at the bottom of the Hummer nest and it looks like a different color (whiter) that the rest of the nest. Could be an egg?

carolinabeachmom said...

One lone squirrel in Pa woods picking up leftovers.

carolinabeachmom said...

Now looks like two blue jays coming in for treats

carolinabeachmom said...

Hey JIM. I don't think that the parent bird would still be off the nest if there were an egg in it?

Mr. Eagle is still sitting tall at BWO. Must be waiting for dinner to e flown in by his wonderful wife. :)

carolinabeachmom said...

I hope you are having a good sleep by now Magpie. My husband worked as a telecommunicator at 911 in Dare Co. down here for 20 years before he retired. It is a grewling job with all the changing of shifts.

carolinabeachmom said...

Dinner calls. Still no fish for Mr. eagle and the squirrel is still digging in in Pa.. Later gators.

paula eagleholic said...

Heron at BWO

paula eagleholic said...

Heron gone, eagle back at BWO

LOL, NOW HE'S GONE!

Costume Lady said...

I just read Steve's story of the Michigan Eagles. I wish them luck, but if the female is anything like our Belle, she will never be satisfied. LOL
Like Jo, I would like to hear a follow up on their progress.

Costume Lady said...

We took Dustin home this afternoon and found gas in Winchester at $2.39 a gallon. Somehow, I doubt it will get much lower than that.

Hedgie said...

Hughesnet finally let me off the penalty! So getting caught up on mail and blog!
REDSKINS WON AGAIN!!!!
Good to see Vicky and Candy today!
Great story from Steve! And Aussie link from Jo!
So your birdie went back to his own nest, huh Wanda? House will be quiet and a little lonelier now!

paula eagleholic said...

Check out this update on the Bald Eagle that was found on the tracks of the Potomac Eagle Train last Saturday, the day before we took the train! We heard about this when we rode the train on Sunday.

He is now at the Wildlife Center of Virginia where Buddy is housed.

Eagle #08-2337


This adult male Bald Eagle was admitted to the Wildlife Center on October 19 - the 22nd eagle admitted during 2008 - from the panhandle region of West Virginia. The bird was observed along railroad tracks by workers of the Potomac Eagle Tour Train and was rescued by a biologist from the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources and a Potomac Eagle engineer [who waded into the river to retrieve the bird].

Upon admission, the bird was in good body condition but had an obvious left-sided wing droop. After a physical exam and x-rays, it was determined that the eagle had a fractured radius very close to the joint and a dislocated left elbow. Due to the chronic nature of the dislocation and the amount of callus material around the joint, it was determined that the wing could not be surgically repaired to the extent needed for full flight.

As a consequence, the eagle will be brought to surgery on October 24 to fuse the elbow joint. This procedure will prevent pain associated with chronic dragging of the wing and arthritis. The long-term plan for this non-releasable bird, after several months of recuperation, is placement at an education facility. Presently, the eagle is being given anti-inflammatories and pain medications, and its wing is supported in a Figure-8 bandage.

paula eagleholic said...

Great show on PBS Nature right now about the white wolf and gyrfalcon in the Arctic

Hedgie said...

How amazing, Paula! Right here in out own backyard...and just before you all were there!
Taping that show now!

NatureNut said...

Yes, Redskins WON, but it was a little ugly in first half---missed opportunities.

OH, sad eagle story, Paula. But at least he will be well cared for and painfree soon.

Few days ago, I saw on TV that a variety of the godwit, a shorebird, flies over 7000 miles nonstop from Alaska to New Zealand for migration!!

Hedgie said...

He's a beauty, too. Can you believe the number of "patients" they've had this year? I wonder how many species they have dealt with, and how successful their attempts have been?

Hedgie said...

I had a guyfriend a while back whose daughter worked there as a vet tech...about 15 yrs. ago. Don't think they were 2000+ busy back then!

Hedgie said...

Isn't nature amzaing, Loretta???

paula eagleholic said...

Nature - I read that too. I think that's the longest migration they ever tracked for a bird.

MITS said...

Sunday, October 26
Lun Lun has spent much more time sleeping overnight for the past few nights. Over the past few weeks, she has usually gotten up several times per night to snack. However, this week, sometime after midnight she has bedded down and slept for the rest of the night. She starts out sleeping with the cub, but after about 20-30 minutes, she gets up to sleep away from the cub. As the cub gets older, Lun Lun continues to lengthen the amount of time she spends away from him. It is now typical for her to leave the cub alone for 2-3 hours at a time.

The cub's latest weight is 2,434 grams (~ 5.4 pounds).

Heather Baker Roberts
Keeper I

NatureNut said...

Another WS Ball game on now. If I konk out in front of TV,
Have a Peaceful Good Night!! ;>))

Mema Jo said...

Did your Atlanta cam ever come on or are you still getting that message?
I haven't tried lately.......

Ceil said...

Jo, I never got a message like everyone else mine was just black.

Ceil said...

I am going to call it a night. Pleasant dreams. Margy have a good night at work. Hope it is quite.

movin said...



***GOOD NIGHT***

***EVERYONE***


rEST easy; ready for a beautiful week to come.



C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Mema Jo said...

Good night Jim

Good Night Ceil
You had to click the start button to
hear it on the Atlanta cam - Foreign
speech - can't understand..
((hugs))

Mema Jo said...

BBL

Mema Jo said...

Good Night Everyone Time to call it a day

Peace to you & yours
Prayers for all our needs being said

(((HUGS)))

Costume Lady said...

Tomorrow is the start of our last and hopefully, busiest week. Sales have slowed down considerably. Cars were pulling into the driveway this morning as we were leaving for church. Hope they all come back tomorrow!

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
SLEEP TIGHT
PRAYERS FOR ALL

Hedgie said...

I got that strange message on the Atlanta cam...it's in English but w/ a British accent..."Did you know that you are attempting to access a forbidden site? Contact your service provider for a new link" or something close to that...and then it stops connecting. Hmmmm....

Hedgie said...

Goodnight to all calling it a day. Hope business is great this week, Wanda!

magpie said...

Just jumping on....
after a Panda Nap...work looms.
Just had a call from nephew in California....some Birthday thoughts for my sister...

Good Night Everyone...I'll be thinking of you...

I'm a little late with my one-minute Peace Prayer...but I was asleep at 9...

God Bless Us, Every One...

xo

Hedgie said...

Have a good shift, Margy. Happy Birthday to Kathy...know it's a hard one for you and the rest of the family. Love you!

Hedgie said...

Calls going out for Megan and Dana...hope you are just busy and that everything is okay with you gals!!
Night all. Peace and blessings.

magpie said...

Good Monday Morning...Eagle Buds...
Sometimes "Good" and "Monday" cannot always be used in the same sentence I realize...I hope it is good for everyone.

I hear possible snow showers in the Potomac Highlands today and overnight HO NORMA! THAT MEANS YOU ! AND CAROL ! Get your sleds out !

magpie said...

I got an email from DANA yesterday afternoon...she is OKAY - hanging in there, so I hope we ALL "see" her smiling face on here soon !

I bet when OUR eagles are visible we'll hear some chatter !

xo

magpie said...

CANDY Saw your comment Sunday about Hubby working 20 years as a Telecommunicator in Dare Co...I just passed my 20 year mark in April...Agree - the shift work can eat you alive ! And there are crooks on more corners than ever before, these days...

Have a good day with the kids today...hope they are full of fun stories about their week-ends....

magpie said...

Well, I can't find any boats, birds, furry animals, or people this morning...time for the pillows....Catch you folks later in the day...

Happy Wildlifing to all of you.

xoxoxo

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

NEW THREAD IS UP! - AND GOOD MORNING!

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