Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday

New thread. Thanks for making yesterday's Open House a big success.

83 comments:

Floralgirl said...

Thanks for having us:)

NatureNut said...

Thx for new thread Steve, & Megan, you're #1!!
Great Good Sunday Everyone.We've had a wonderful time--Thx to all. Many are probably on the EE Train today.
(Wish one was me!Maybe next year!)
Hope they see some BigBirds!

Gotta read older comments & dwnld camera....BBL

Floralgirl said...

Teach your Children
just because it's pretty...
off to dig up some tender plants from the garden, supposed to be in the 20's tonite!

Chrissy Beahan said...

Hi Megan and Loretta,,,

Thanks Steve,,,,

"Hope your all as well ascan be today",,,,,,


I see we are the chosen few today,, everyone still out having fun,,,,,,,,

Hope all went well and a good time was had by all,,,,,,

Can't stay,, it'sFrank's and mine wedding aniversary today,, 34 years,, I never thought I'd ever be old enough to say that !!!

Oh well,, time passes does'nt it !!!

Must run,, a meal is waiting,,,,

Take care, speak soon,
love and hugs
Chrissy
XXXXXXXXXX

Hedgie said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY,
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY,
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY CHRISSY AND FRANK,
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

T-Bird said...

Happy anniversary Chrissy!!! I'm off to go pick up Sharon. Talk to you fine folk later.

wvgal_dana said...

Thanks Megan. Thank you Steven for the new thread.
Hi again Thelma, Hi Megan, Chrissy, Loretta and Lynn and anyone that hasn't come over yet.

Loretta maybe next year we will both ride the train. ( :

Morning Chrissy

HAPPY ANNIVERSAY 34TH to YOU AND FRANK

movin said...

Nethy has moved farther south and has entered Senegal...

More info when the satellite passes over that part of Africa.


C(°?°)3

Jim

movin said...

Indeed!

**HAPPY ANNIVERSARY**

**CHRISSY & FRANK**


aNOTHER 30 or so would seem to be in order.


C(°?°)3

Jim

wvgal_dana said...

Afternoon Jim ( :

I want to thank you for the update the other day of North Channel Island. Great pics too. ty so much

Chrissy Beahan said...

Thank you Lynn,Thelma,Dana and Jim,,

For your aniversary wishes,,I feel old today,,,,,,,

Dinner's over and done with and Franks gone off to work,, all I have to do next is get an indegestion tablet,, just in case !!!

Thanks for the info on the salt lick Dana pet,,,and you and Lynn for the news from last night about Anne-Marie's wardrobe,, pity she was to tired to dance on the table as she mentioned !!!

I hope there are going to be a lot of photo's to look at,,

Just had a short look in at Pete's Pond,, and the full heard of Elephants were there for their evening drink,,, and they have two or three new borns with them,, on still had it's umbilicus attached,,,it was so tiny compared to the adults,,,

Still can't get over how fat the little newboy is getting,, pity we don't have sound to listen to him with Lun,,,

I'm going for that tablet,,i feel heartburn coming on,,,,

love and hugs
Chrissy
XXXXXXXX

Just Vicky said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO CHRISSY AND HUBBY! MAY YOU HAVE MANY MORE AND THE BEST YET TO COME!

Costume Lady said...

Just got home from visiting GeeGee. She is still doing great...drove to church this morning. I watched her going down the steps, and she did it with an ease that I haven't seen in a long time.

I was thrilled to hear that the Bluefield Girls saw Lib & Belle. We all love Lib and Belle with all our hearts, but I don't think we can come close to the Love Affair that those two sisters have for
them. YES, SISSY, WE KNOW THAT YOU WANT TO BE A PANDA WHEN YOU GROW UP, but I know how you must have felt when that Royal Couple showed up...they were ther JUST FOR YOU!
Thank you Thelma for keeping in touch with us. You will be blessed for keeping an eye on the HOME FRONT! I feel that Lib & Belle knew that EAGLE EYE SHARON was there and it was time to make an apperance. Have a safe trip home and enjoy the beauty of those beautiful WV Hills.

wvgal_dana said...

Hi Vicky nice to see you drop in ( :

Hedgie said...

Chrissy, did Frank take you out for dinner? What did you have? Hope you beat the indigestion to the punch!

Costume Lady said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO CHRISSY AND FRANK. (Frank must be a BLOKE, or she wouldn't have stayed with him for all these years)!

Chrissy Beahan said...

Nope Lynn pet,,

I cooked as Frank was going to work at 7pm,,, but I think we are going out for a meal on Wednesday,, his day off,,,

I made::::::

Steak and kidney pie
Mashed potatoes
Roast Potatoes
Cauliflower
French Beans
Gravey

PUDDING::::::

Strawberries dipped in dark chocolate
Brandy Cream

Nothing to exciting,, but very nice never the less,,

Thanks for the aniversary wishs Wanda pet,,,

Right all I'm going to go as it's almost 9pm here and my Forensic Detective program is starting at 9pm,,,

Lovely to chat after a long time,,
I'll try and be better with my time difference from now on,,,

Take care all
night night God bless,sleep well,

love and hugs
Chrissy
XXXXXXXXXXX

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY CHRISSY AND FRANK!

Ceil said...

Mary Marg and I just got home. Have not read anything. Just wanted to say it was a fabulous weekend.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Okay, my visit this morning . . .

We went to NCTC this morning. We parked at the road and walked up to the tree. It was me, Beverly and Mattie. We did get to see the remnants of poop shoots below the tree. We stayed there for a few minutes and Mattie needed to go potty. So, went walked back down the gravel road to the asphalt, walked maybe 100 feet and here they came!! Liberty and Belle both came in today, talking to each other on the way. Liberty went to the limb that goes across over the nest. Belle landed in the nest. She took off again and was gone for a while and then came back with a stick. She then flew to an upper limb and sat there a minute, then took off again. They went off to the left of the tree. We stepped on the other side of the barn, looked up in the sky and there they were, soaring. It was absolutely such a spiritual time. Sis took quite a few pics and will post them when she gets home. It was just so awesome.

Mema Jo said...

I am very thankful you were able to see them - like I said to you earlier that made your visit complete

There are so many small things that went on and may fail to be mentioned because the entire day was just so full of "Making Memories"

At the 3:00 Critter Show before Steve introduced the new director of NCTC to the filled auditorium - he graciously introduced all of us Eaglet Momsters in the audience and we stood PROUD!

Mema Jo said...

Chrissy I know you must be off watching your TV show but I want
you to know that I wish a

Happy Anniversary to
Chrissy & Frank

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

OMG!! I am home and boy am I glad!! I reckon Sharon and Thelma already told you about our miracle this morning. It was so awesome you guys. I started shaking so bad I could hardly take a picture!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Happy Anniversary Chrissy and Frank. Tom and I had our 31st last July and it just blows my mind. Certainly don't feel old enough to be married that long!! Congrats on your day!! We were talking this weekend how great it would be for you and Frank to be able to come and see the nest! Maybe some day?

Mema Jo said...

I am so glad you did stop shaking a little and took a lot of pictures.
It was so good having you, Sharon and Mattie with us - You're getting to be regulars!!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

We hope to stay regulars Mema Jo!! Friends like this are hard to find, gotta keep em when you get em!!

Mema Jo said...

I'm a little late getting back in here but to Sissy's remark

AMEN

Mema Jo said...

SISSY Those pictures are
beautiful - I love Eagle Moon!!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Wasn't that just the coolest thing. I am no photographer but I love it when I catch something like that!!

Mema Jo said...

Will you download them also to
Sissy's Pics ?

Mema Jo said...

I am watching the cam..... Should be
time for an evening visit soon.

T-Bird said...

Good evening all my fine eagle friends.

T-Bird said...

It's time for an evening visit.

Mema Jo said...


Update on Mason



Light a candle for Mason

Mema Jo said...

Good Evening T-Bird

wvgal_dana said...

Sissy ty the pictures are just great. I like them all but my favorite also is the Eagle Moon. What a great capture lady. ( :

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

I posted those other pics, Jo.

Mema Jo said...

BORIS is starting his web....
You know I mean Spidey.......

MITS said...

yes, indeed there has been a visit to the nest this evening, just heard from Deb, Lolly and Jack were with her, they did see eagles while on the train, they rode in the open car.

Mema Jo said...

Going to get my evening cup of coffee

I can see our nest as I am doing that

But holler anyway......

T-Bird said...

great pics bev

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Boris is a good name for him Mema Jo!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Now is time to pay the piper. Having to work this evening. I am pooped!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

I wish someone would clean up where that panda is laying. That is bugging the "poop" out of me.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

HA!! HA!! Get it?

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Wonder if Sharon told Randy to relocate Boris when she talked to him?

T-Bird said...

Sure was hoping for a visit before Spidey/Boris stole the scene.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Looks like someone at the zoo heard me!! Good deal.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Nope, didn't clean it up. POOP!!

Mema Jo said...

Just looked at Little Luney - Is
LunLun sleeping outside of the bed?
He is really getting big - you can tell even though I haven't looked at
him for almost 2 days.....


I'd say NO VISIT TONIGHT! BUT
I just know they are up above the nest on their branch!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good evening Eagle Dudes and Dudettes! I took a panda nap and am almost ready to go to sleep. Still not smoking! I am so grateful for all the support I have on that!

wvgal_dana said...

Jo I don't know what time but I thought after the train ride. Deb and Paula were going back down to the nest. I think????

wvgal_dana said...

Great Sharon!!!!!!!!!!! Rub that patch !!!! There's one more day added in there now. ( :

Ceil said...

Sissy loved the picture of the eagle and the moon. Glad you and Mattie got home safe. I am tired it is a happy tiredness think I will get a bath and go watch some TV.

Hedgie said...

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!!

MITS said...

SISSY, great shots of the nest this a.m.:), Sorry you could not come have breakfast with us this a.m. at Betty's, great place:)

Mema Jo said...

Hey There - this is one of your favorite Dudetts.. Great job on the No Smoking - When it is something you just gotta do - you CAN DO IT!

Dana - Thought Paula did say she was
staying at that nest until she saw
them. She had said she would be in here this evening! Anxious to hear - so wish that all the out of staters
could see them before going home.

Costume Lady said...

SHARON, if you were able to get through this weekend without smoking, you've got what it takes to quit FOREVER.
Now, you do realize you all were the only ones who got to see our eagles this weekend...does that tell you something? YOU HAVE BEEN TRULY BLESSED! You have had 3 miracles this weekend. We are all so happy for you.

Hedgie said...

Glad everyone is arriving home safely. Wonder if we'll hear from the train riders tonight? Sure they will be very tired!
Great pics, Sissy!
Sharon, keep up the good work....48hrs. plus!! You go girl!

Mema Jo said...

Gald to hear from you Helen

I take it the SKINS won....
Hedgie you would think T-Bird would be on here hollering!

MITS said...

I did report on tonight's visit of nest at 6:26p.m. and my phone call from Deb, Lolly and Jack:)..look up!

Costume Lady said...

Lynn, that game ending had me on the edge of my seat.

Mema Jo said...

WOW ! I really did miss your comment and now I know!
Thanks!

Costume Lady said...

So glad our visitors saw eagles on the train ride. Don't think there were any last year. Did anyone see Norma?

MITS said...

they did not mention her.

T-Bird said...

Good evening everyone-yes Mema Jo I was hollering. Some things I just can't say on the blog. :) Yes we got an ugly win, thank goodness!

T-Bird said...

The Raiders just beat the Jets on a record setting 56 yd. field goal in overtime. Wow

NatureNut said...

Hi Everybody!
Finally got pics on Blog--about 4 sets w/ 1 video.

Jim & Red - You Are There!!!
Caan't wait to see other pics, gotta eat.

Happy Anniversary, Chrissy & Frank!

Costume Lady said...

I am so excited about my Fox photo and Eagle Frame with the "cookie kissers" within it. I have looked at them both a hundred times. I would like to tell you all about it, but you already know! LOL What a wonderful surprise that was. When Bob brought his photos in, I couldn't wait to see if he remembered the foxy one...was I ever disappointed when it wasn't there. Had the frame at home waiting to hold that precious picture and it JUST WASN'T THERE! I thought I'd have to wait another year to find a mate for my other photo. I just kept thinking, "Didn't Bob know how much I loved that photo?" I told him three different times.
You will never know how happy I was to see that photo appear! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

MITS said...

glad none of us spilled the beans on that one, Wanda, we were so looking forward to when you got your well deserved gifts for all you and Gene do to make our time so special:)

MITS said...

thanks, for the pics of the Talon birds, Loretta, loved their show, then we went for some smores and sat in the warm October sun:)

MITS said...

Sunday, October 19
Today the cub is 50 days old, which means he is half-way to getting his name! He weighs 2,092 grams (2.09 kgs. or 4.6 pounds). The cub continues to improve his muscle control and movements. He is actually moving forward by scooting around on his belly using all four limbs. The past three nights I have seen him travel the width of the nest box; it takes about an hour and several nap breaks, but he eventually makes it. There are grip strips on the floor of the nest box that help him along by keeping his feet from slipping (we put these down to help Mei Lan when she was first scooting). Once he masters scooting, the next step is crawling. To crawl, he must get his legs underneath his body and move around with his belly off the ground -- after that, there is no stopping him!
Heather Baker Roberts
Carnivore Keeper I

Saturday, October 18
Yesterday we got some much needed rain here in Atlanta. Mei Lan did not mind it and sat outside enjoying her bamboo, seemingly without noticing the wet weather. However, Yang Yang hates the rain and acts as if he is melting in the slightest drizzle; needless to say, he did not want to spend any time outside yesterday and complained until he was brought inside. He was still a bit grumpy about it last night as well!

Lun Lun also dislikes rainy days, but she and the cub were nestled in their cozy den and did not have to contend with the rain. It will be a few months yet before the cub ventures out of doors. They spent the day eating and resting as usual. The cub's latest weight is 2,003 grams (a little over 2 kgs. or 4.42 pounds); he gained 65 grams in 24 hours!

Heather Baker Roberts
Carnivore Keeper I

Friday, October 17
Nursing bouts have definitely increased in duration over the last week or so. Previously, nursing bouts lasted seven to 10 minutes. Currently, nursing bouts are lasting 17 to 20 minutes. Because they are lasting longer, the cub utilizes all four of Lun’s nipples to obtain the milk he needs for his growing belly. During the nursing bouts, the cub also spends about 10 minutes rooting about to find one of the four different nipples. When he can’t seem to find one he will vocalize, and Lun Lun will assist him by changing positions or adjusting him, so that he has to ability to find the correct location.

The cub’s weight yesterday was 1,938 grams.

Kate Roca
Carnivore Keeper II

MITS said...

luney trying to scoot around now:)

MITS said...

the 3 peregrine falcons over in Australia are growing fast

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Great pics Loretta! Thanks!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

He is getting pretty mobile, ain't he?

MITS said...

yep, he sure is:)

MITS said...

LISA HAS SOME GREAT SHOTS OF EARLIER VISITS FROM THIS WEEK OF SOME IMMATURE EAGLES

Nest Update

10/18/08:
On Tuesday, we had a sighting of a young immature bald eagle.

And then Saturday morning, we saw an older immature bald eagle. Note this bird is getting closer to achieving a white head and tail.

Costume Lady said...

Loretta, that is a wonderful picture of a picture. Red's photo in the cheesecake, I mean. He will be proud of Paula...she did an excellent job! RED, IT TASTED WONDERFUL (the citrus flavor just brought out the taste just right).

wvgal_dana said...

Annie, Bill and Sandy had a meal with Norma. Norma really enjoyed herself.

Last year they did see eagles on the train ride.

Deb said...

Another new thread, with a great picture! Come on over!

Costume Lady said...

Loved that report on Luney...made me smile. You can tell she loves the little boy as much as we do.

Hedgie said...

Loretta, your pics are great, too!

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