Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday

Wet day thread. Cold too.

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magpie said...

I'll get the others, STEVE, Thanks for everything ! xo

magpie said...

Sea Eagle has been quite busy all by itself at Finney's this morning, just hunkered down in the nest...

Good Tuesday Morning Everyone

magpie said...

Eagle has arrived at BWO

magpie said...

I hear an Eagle at Maine Cam

magpie said...

Hellooooooooooooo Anyone ?

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Thanks magpie!! It is certainly a blustery day!!

magpie said...

Hi Sissy - Yes, feels like we are getting ready for November in a hurry !

The beak on the bird at Finney's looks a little crusty ...

I think this is one of the younger birds.

Have a Good Day! xo

magpie said...

Squirrels getting first dibs at Pix PA...

magpie said...

I'd love to see what they are building in Maine !

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good morning everyone. This is crazy. Bluefield has a white ground!

magpie said...

DEB
Regarding the Snowy Owls. In the early 50's, my brother remembers Snowy Owls perching on the roof tops and poles when we lived at the VA Center in Martinsburg. My naturalist friend at Roger Tory Peterson Institute in New York had this to day about Snowy Owls:
"When I see them around
here they are either sitting on a building, fence post, telephone
pole or airport runway. Usually I see or hear of a few around here
each winter. This is not their normal range but when lemmings are scarce on the tundra they will move south until they find suitable prey. Like many birds of the far north they can be seen far south of their range when food is scarce. The first or second year we lived here there were Snowy Owls everywhere. I have not seen a year like that since."

He moved up there in 1968...so he's been waiting a long time to see them again. He also remembers the shrikes impaling some chow on a fence post...on an old farm he had near our Swinging Bridge here in WV.

xo

magpie said...

That is crazy Sharon

Are you guys taking some pictures?

Get out the sleds !

Freaky pic at BWO right now...

Floralgirl said...

Hello all:) cold, blustery day here- All Together Now

magpie said...

Please have a look at BWO !

Weird !

magpie said...

OMG What is going on at Maine ?
Are they trimming the branches ?

magpie said...

That's a horrible noise !

MITS said...

GOOD TUESDAY A.M. EVERYONE

MITS said...

why do we have TWO threads for Tuesday?????

magpie said...

I hope Chrissy is watching PIX PA - she would be in Squirrel Heaven !

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Looks really weird Magpie!

magpie said...

Ha! Maybe Steve had double-posting events like the rest of us do sometimes! Or else it is just Hallowe-en in the circuits ! This has the feeling of strange day !

MITS said...

looks like Christmas in Bluefield.....Sharon run over to the cam and throw snowballs at us:)

magpie said...

I cannot keep Maine Cam up...!!

MITS said...

or maybe he is going out-of-town:(, and does not want us to be without a new thread

magpie said...

Gobblers have chased off the squirrels now. Or maybe they are squirrels in their Hallowe-en costumes..

Costume Lady said...

Looks like we have two TUESDAY THREADS...or am I in the Twilight Zone again?

magpie said...

Nope, Wanda...Mits mentioned it...not sure what that is all about, I saw the new thread and started posting, didn't even notice the second one til you all did.

Maine sounds like a horror movie in the making, and whatever they are doing up there is kicking up some dust ! I'm turning it off RIGHT NOW !! Woof !

MITS said...

sounds like they are taking down trees or brush, up in Maine...hear the buzz saw, then the wood chipper

MITS said...

Margy don't know if that is dust or just the a.m. mist off the ocean

Costume Lady said...

Bluefield looks like a Christmas Card. Is Sharon and Sissy on here yet...I'll have to look back over the morning comments.

Costume Lady said...

Oh, yes, they are both up...Good Morning girls!

Costume Lady said...

Margy, get your boots ready, we will have some of that any day now.

Costume Lady said...

I wonder if all that noise and commotion in Maine will cause the eagles to settle in elsewhere?

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Yes Wanda, we are here and watching it snow! *(#&$@!A#)(#*!!!!

MITS said...

Was thinking the same thing, Wanda.

MITS said...

lots of action going on at BWO....think another eagle was trying to land on the nest, and the eagles chased it away

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Yep, here Wanda!! Supposed to end up with a couple of inches they say. Already have an inch on the daggone ground!!! I am with Sharon @#$@@%#^%^#!!!!

Costume Lady said...

Have we had any word on our Eagle Cam? If technology can put a man on Mars, why can't we get a little camera to run properly? (I'm getting grouchy..EXCUSE ME)

Floralgirl said...

Got my long johns on and I am headed out the door- sure hope parents dress their kids warmly, gonna be a rough morning for an outdoor field trip.
Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph...increasing to 25 to 30 mph this afternoon. Gusts up to 50 mph. YUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a good day all, stay inside if you can!!

Costume Lady said...

I NEED A VACATION!

Costume Lady said...

CAREFUL, MEGAN...May not be many Kiddies today.

Costume Lady said...

Breakfast time. Turkey burgers with yellow peppers and onions and mushroom sauce. We will eat anything for breakfast :)

Costume Lady said...

(Did not get the turkey from Pa.)

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Wanda, are you sure of that?

Red said...

Looks like heavy fog at Maine cam. and sounds line something from outer space is near. lol

magpie said...

Are those large fish in the platform at BWO ???

MITS said...

looks like it Margy, think that is why there has been so much commotion there this a.m.

MITS said...

well there were 2 fish there????

MITS said...

morning RED:)

Red said...

Good morning everyone.

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!---MAGPIE---SISSY---SHARON---HELEN---MEGAN---WANDA & RED!!---AWWWWWW!---Get out your SLEDS---BOOTS & TOBOGGANS!!-----SNOW PREDICTED FOR PARTS OF WV!!------

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Normabyrd, not just predicted in WV, it is here!

magpie said...

Yes, I thought there were TWO also Mits, now only see the one! All this weirdness is too much for me! I'm gonna leave it ALL to you guys now.

Good Morning Norma and Red!

Good ole Megan, what a trooper!
I so admire what she is doing for the children....

Good Night everyone, it is Way Past my Bedtime !!

xo

MITS said...

BLUEFIELD CAM

MITS said...

Wind Advisory in effect from 10 am this morning to 2 am EDT Wednesday...
Today
Cloudy. Rain likely this morning...then a chance of rain and snow this afternoon. Windy with highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph...increasing to 25 to 30 mph this afternoon. Gusts up to 50 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
» ZIP Code Detail
Tonight
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Windy with lows in the mid 30s. West winds 25 to 30 mph... diminishing to 15 to 25 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy in the morning...then becoming partly sunny. A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
» ZIP Code Detail
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Cold with lows in the lower 30s. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
» ZIP Code Detail
WEATHER FOR NCTC NEST...AMEN:)

normabyrd said...

MARGY!---NATURE on WVPTV Sun. eve.'s show was about the tundra animals!!---WONDERFUL show!!---watch for it!!---I would not want to be a lemming!!---They keep all those birds, animals, alive!!! ---Beautiful scenery too!!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Thank you, our lovely Preaching Meteorologist! And thanks for putting the link to the Jefferson cam on here. I have not mastered that art yet.

Red said...

I'm heading to town to get my hair cut. BBIALW

MITS said...

Well, Sweetie, you are talented in so many other ways:):)

normabyrd said...

BLUEFIELD SHARON!!---How's it going in SNOWY SOUTHERN WV?---I bet everyone in WV is at the MARKET----ho!---I hate to start that this early!!----PRESTON CO. AREA predicted to get the most SNOW!!!---

Deb said...

Sea eagle at Finny!

normabyrd said...

HECK SHARON!!---I check BLUEFIELD site all the time & I VOTE!! ho!---But I don't know what name to vote for this am.----How about "RED"?

Deb said...

Good morning, everyone. It is a chilly morning here today, but luckily no snow. It is supposed to get into the 50's today!

paula eagleholic said...

Morning, all!

Yup, cold wet and windy out there today!

2 eagles at BWO w/ a nice fish!!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' DEB!---Do you have any predictions of snow in your area?
SEE A SNOW OWL?---I haven't read yesterday evening's blog???----I really hope you do!!!---

paula eagleholic said...

Norma - I wouldn't want to be a bunny on the tundra, either!

paula eagleholic said...

Had to go back and look. Yup it's Two for Tuesday. Guess Steve needs more coffee too.

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' PAULA!!---How's Mom doing?
keeping you all in my thoughts---Really appreciate the TRAIN EAGLE update!!---

normabyrd said...

FORGOT TO THANK MEGAN!!!---Loved the song!!!---Also played--WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME WHEN I'M 64??---Used to think that song was funny-----not any more!!----KIDDIN'

Deb said...

No, Norma, we didn't find the snowy owl. I think we may try one more time, but we will wait for another report from the people who saw it the first time. There were other people out looking yesterday, maybe they got lucky and saw it.

normabyrd said...

LUN LUN is back & now we can't see "CLINICALLY CUTE"!!!---He was there a few mins ago!!---He can't keep those 'little black legs' from movin'!!!

paula eagleholic said...

Those eagles must be waiting until it's safe to start eating

MITS said...

there were 2 fishes there earlier, Paula, and bam one refresh and it was gone.....think it was stolen

MITS said...

hoodie and sea eagle together

normabyrd said...

WHOA!!!----Have you all checked RED'S AVATAR??----It may be a X RATED!!----ho!!----COOL!!

Deb said...

OUR 30 SECOND CAM IS UP!!!

MITS said...

Red mooned us.....how rude:)

normabyrd said...

BWO EAGLES!---FUNNY!---The one EAGLE is really telling the other EAGLE where to go!!!---LOVE IT--LOVE IT!

MITS said...

thanks for the heads up, DEB!!!

paula eagleholic said...

I see they are still fending off something at BWO!

paula eagleholic said...

Kewl, it is! Thanks, Deb.

REd, love the avatar!

paula eagleholic said...

That would be cool to be at BWO watching the fish battle

normabyrd said...

AAWWW----DEB!---Just noticed your AVATAR!!---That is just too---BEAUTIFUL!!---Looks like my youngest daughter -- at that age----ADORABLE!!

paula eagleholic said...

Norma - Mom is doing good... she's working the program...

normabyrd said...

LOVE ALL THE NEW AVATARS!!!!----Used to love HALLOWEEN when the kids were home!!---Such fun!!---Bet you all have pumpkins decorated too!!----Any parties!!!----trick or treating???

normabyrd said...

Wonderful news PAULA!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Yeah on the cam!! Now we need a visitor. It is fffffrrrrreeeezzzin' here this morning!!! Birds are hanging out at the feeders today for sure!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Normabyrd, no pumpkins or decorations here. We never have any trick or treaters anymore. Kids have gotten too lazy to climb the hill.

glo said...

It is a good morning don't you think. Love that the cam is up. Off to run errands and work tonight. Thinking about turnig on the Bluefield cam. Nah I don't want to see it.
Oh OK since I odn't have to shovel it or drive in it maybe I iwll take a look.

argh!!!

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle finally eating at BWO

Hedgie said...

Morning all. Snow in Bluefield better stay there!! Thanks for cam link, Helen....wonder why it's called Jefferson...can our Bluefiled girls explain??
Satellite guy showed at 8:30..hard to believe! Back in business now w/ new TiVo!
The PBS show Sunday night on the gryfalcons and white wolves on Ellesmere (sp?) Island was fantastic! Shed a few tears, but everythig turned out well, other than no wolf cubs. Really rough terrain up there in the tundra, and such a short "growing" season.
Red, avatar is great!

MITS said...

ewwiieess at BWO

Red said...

I'm back from town. Glad you like my avitar.

paula eagleholic said...

Juvie at BWO - wonder if he's the one causing the ruckus?

MITS said...

well he just chased the ewwiiees away

paula eagleholic said...

Juvie gone...didn't find much nestovers!

paula eagleholic said...

EEwwiiee back!

paula eagleholic said...

Juvie back!!

Red said...

I like all the halloween avitars. Everyone is getting into the spirit.

paula eagleholic said...

There's something there to snack on,...

paula eagleholic said...

Red, was just checking out your mooning pic...and saw we share the same favorite movie!!

Hedgie said...

Good to see our cam back up!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Lun and Luney were just rasslin!! First time I have seen him play!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

She took Luney out of the birthing den!!!!! WOW!!! I am so excited!

Red said...

Paula, it's a great movie and lots of people have never seen it or heard of it.

Hedgie said...

Has anyone asked Steve if they got a final headcount for open house? Curious to know how big a crowd they had!!

Hedgie said...

Lunchtime! BBL.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Lun is really restless. Wonder what is up??

Mema Jo said...

Had to read all comments but I can't see where you said that our Still cam is up/running.
At least the date/time is correct.
It is MT

Mema Jo said...

Whoops! Hedgie just said it!

Anyhoo..... Good afternoon
I've been out with appointments
Trying to catch up..
May take awhile at the rate I am going

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Mema Jo, I thought Deb or somebody said this morning it was up! I hadn't checked since yesterday.

Hedgie said...

TV just showed the twin panda cubs that survived Wolong disaster....cute and growing so fast!! They have already been named. Only twins born this year (in captivity).

paula eagleholic said...

Adult eagle at BWO now

normabyrd said...

HEY BLUEFIELD SHARON!!!---President CLINTON is going to be in BECKLEY at 10:00 am Oct. 30!!!
Don't have to have tickets---(FREE)---but might be wise to call for them!!!-----GO & get me an autograph!!! ho!

Mema Jo said...

You're right Sissy! Deb found the cam operating today around 10am.

Daughter is here visiting
I'll be back later........

Floralgirl said...

WOW!!!! I hate wind!!!what a day!!

Hedgie said...

Is the corn laying on its side, Megan?????
Hey, Norma, did you get my email from yesterday??

Floralgirl said...

Corn still standing, but everything that can blow away is trying to. What a miserable day, and tomorrow seems to be more of the same. Teachers wisely decided not to eat lunch on the playground, but head back to school instead.

paula eagleholic said...

LOL, Megan and Hedgie - look at your avatars! Just about identical.

Have a great afternoon all. Heading out to see Mom.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Normabyrd, if I was not working, I would go get us both his autograph! :)

Red said...

Time for my beauty rest. See y'all later. :)

Hedgie said...

Can hear the circular saw at Maine site. How awful for the birds! It will be a miracle if they stick around!

movin said...



***GOOD DAY***

**TO ALL MY FRIENDS**

**IN EAGLE LAND**



C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

movin said...

I may be late, but at least I got to say 'good morning' to Suzanne, and I even did a little email to many of you.

How's it going so far?? Did I miss a lot of action??

Here's a bluie link to Nethy's report.

Nethy in Africa



C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Hedgie said...

Nethy does seem to be happily settled, Jim. Still a heartbreak, tho', about Deshar.

Deb said...

Well, I see our 30 second cam didn't last long today. It is stuck again.

Deb said...

Never mind, it just updated to 4:09!!

Deb said...

Weird, the pop up was stuck at 2:37 for about a minute longer than the non-pop up one.

MITS said...

Tuesday, October 28
This week I had the opportunity to observe the cub during daylight hours. Up until then, I have to admit, I was a bit of a doubting Thomas about reports that the cub was scooting around. The cub I watched overnight most certainly was not scooting anywhere. I had witnessed him move his legs aimlessly and squirm, but to call it scooting was a stretch of the imagination. And then, Saturday afternoon, I finally did see what could be somewhat convincingly termed scooting. Lun Lun had just left the cub to snack on some tasty bamboo in the adjacent den. The cub was in the nest box facing the opposite direction from where Lun Lun was eating. He picked up his head, cocked it in the direction of Lun Lun and began his trek. With arms and legs moving in semi-coordinated fashion, the cub was on the go; his head leading the way as he turned his body counterclockwise toward his mother. But, alas, all this travel was exhausting and at the 5 o’clock position he had to lay his head down and regain his stamina. After several moments, he resumed his journey, reaching his final destination shortly thereafter. He had managed to end up where he began, having scooted in a 360 degree circle! And yesterday, the little voyager weighed in at 2556 grams.
Debbie Forde
Curatorial Assistant

Deb said...

EAGLE ALERT--OUR NEST!!

magpie said...

I see it DEB - !!

Deb said...

EAGLE, EAGLE EAGLE!!!

Deb said...

Oh good. I sent out a louder call, too!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Sure nuff! THERE IS AN EAGLE IN OUR NEST!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Yeah, I see it!! That is Belle ain't it?

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

No other eagles make me feel the way they do, isn't that funny?

Red said...

Wow. I woke up just in time.

magpie said...

Mine is on 90-second refresh I think...How nice it is...

THANKS STEVE AND NCTC FOLKS !!

Deb said...

Mine, too, Margy.

magpie said...

Across the miles, from coast to coast - North to South this beautiful creature brings us together right here right now !

Hedgie said...

Sure 'nuf'!!!! Still there!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

That is so true Margy!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

And eagle at BWO and Little Luney has his head up!

magpie said...

Oaky - I hope T-Bird is around somewhere !!

magpie said...

Looks windy at Blackwater !

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

What a beautiful site!!!!

magpie said...

Nice hen at Pix PA too...

T-Bird said...

Hello everyone

T-Bird said...

so glad to see we have a visitor!!

T-Bird said...

looks cold and windy in Shepherdstown

magpie said...

Hi T-Bird - And glad to see we have YOU TOO !!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Lib and Belle!

T-Bird said...

now we have both of our royal couple

magpie said...

and now - Two !

Hedgie said...

How lucky we are to see both our beauties!!
Thelma....got snow??????

T-Bird said...

hello magpie-glad to see you too!

magpie said...

Squirrel and Dove Party at Pix...and Maine is quiet again...

Hedgie said...

Wow, we are really being visited....30 mins. already!

magpie said...

and Chubby Buns at Pix Pa chased all the other away...

magpie said...

Guess I can't call off work because I am watching the Royal Pair..
time to get presentable...

TTFN - xo

T-Bird said...

I sure wish we had some snow here in Bedford. All we have is a wind advisory Hedgie.

Red said...

I think they are just admiring the view from their domain.

Hedgie said...

Nest must feel like a secure place to be in all this cray wind!! 44mph in Mtsbg. according to Topper!

Hedgie said...

Blogger cop through me off!!
That's CRAZY wind!
Still cam is frozen at 4:23, but pop-up is okay...weird.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Both eagles! How wonderful!

Hedgie said...

Now still has updated!

NillaWafer said...

Wow how awsome to check cam and find the pair in the nest standing!!! Just beautiful...looks like maybe some jabberin back n forth

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Thelma Lou, you can have some of this! It is snowing some now, just spitting but still. Supposed to get another 1/2 to 1 inch tonight. But the weekend is 60s and sunny!!!!

Red said...

Halloween Story

Deb said...

Good one, Red.

Deb said...

One hour visit, so far!

NillaWafer said...

Going on 1/2 hour and both still standing in nest.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Fat groundhog in PA!

NillaWafer said...

wow they been there that long Deb i musta turned on half way thru the visit for now...

NillaWafer said...

Belles in the front and Lib back..

Deb said...

Belle came first, then later Lib popped in!

MITS said...

nice clear pic from cam too.

NillaWafer said...

Last week at Disney at Animal Kingdom they had a bird show called Birds Of Flight and they brought out a female bald eagle that had been injured and WOW just beautiful i got tears...

Red said...

Gotta go make stuffed peppers now. See ya later. Waving.

Floralgirl said...

Cool, two eagles!! thanks for yelling!!

MITS said...

SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE IS IN A TAKEOFF STANCE

Hedgie said...

How cute that story was, Red!!! TY!
Thelma...if we get any snow, I'll send it your way!
Nice avatar, Sissy!!

T-Bird said...

Bev, why don't you go ahead and send me some of Bluefield's snow!! :)

Mema Jo said...

WOW WOW WOW
I have not seen them for so long
Same old Same old Lib in the rear!

Hedgie said...

Yummmm, Red. We've had the stuffed pepper discussion here before...a lot of us love them! Are we invited??

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Been trying to get a good avatar. Think I found one if I can make it work.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Yep!! There it is!! That is me!!

Hedgie said...

Nilla, you did hear that we had an educational eagle at Open House, right?? Pics in the momsters album!

MITS said...

eagle just landed at BWO

T-Bird said...

thanks Hedgie!

Hedgie said...

Gee, we're going on 90 minutes for this visit!!! Hey, Jo...Wanda...Candy...Dana...Robyn...and everyone else who hasn't been on....Look-See!!

Hedgie said...

Sissy, can we call you Panda Pumpkin now??? LOL.

MITS said...

SISSY, that is the best one yet:)

T-Bird said...

cool bev

T-Bird said...

they sure r feeling satisfied being at home

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

hello everyone hope yOu have a good afternoon :FROM MATTIE

NillaWafer said...

Yes Hedgie some of my family was there at NCTC Open House... I was sitting in the front row and when she came out around the corner with that eagle just took my breath away...

T-Bird said...

hello mattie girl-bakatcha

Floralgirl said...

HELLO MATTIE!!!

T-Bird said...

Mattie,
Can you believe both Belle and Lib are hanging out?

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