Saturday, November 01, 2008

Saturday

New thread, beautiful November day.

190 comments:

Costume Lady said...

GOOD MORNING STEVE AND THANK YOU...ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND.

Costume Lady said...

Oh, yes it is November, Steve; I forgot. October really flew by!

Costume Lady said...

Last day to have the shop open! It has been fun, but these 10-11 hour days are rough. Thank Goodness I have Capt. Gene to help me.

Costume Lady said...

I don't know what to expect today...with Halloween being last night, I don't know if there are going to be any parties tonight. Probably so...people like to PARTY. There are always those who decide at the last minute to go to a party and they are the ones who are easiest to please (in a hurry and will take anything that fits) :)

Costume Lady said...

Almost time to open up.
HAVE A GOOD DAY...it's going to be a beauty.

grannyblt said...

Nice morning here in western PA. Haven't seen any turkeys on the Pix cam today. Maybe they know that today is the first day of gobbler season. Beautiful in ME, but no action.Our nest is empty too. Got my eagle fix at BWO a while ago.

paula eagleholic said...

The day after...aaah...gonna go get some grub and wash the car.

paula eagleholic said...

Hi Granny, good to here from you.

grannyblt said...

Hi Paula....will you wash my truck for me? Went birding on Thursday and dirt roads tend to leave grime. LOL We saw some deer, a few ducks and maybe 1000 of those RARE Canada geese. No sight of an eagle though.

grannyblt said...

You all have great weekend

MITS said...

GOOD SATURDAY MORNING EVERYONE

MITS said...

and Welcome November...one of my favorite months of the year:)

MITS said...

Luney is in the corner:)

MITS said...

Excellent update from Lisa of BWO

Nest Update

11/01/08:
We've been seeing a large mix of immature or sub-adult bald eagles on the platform, and we even saw one get chased away by an adult.

If you'd like to learn how to judge the age of these birds, check out this excellent guide to identifying sub-adult bald eagles.

go to the page to check it out;)

Mema Jo said...

Good Morning

I bookmarked Lisa's Guide for trying to identify those sub-adult bald eagles we see on the BWO platform.

Hope you have a good wined-up day at the shop, Wanda.

Sorry I missed you GrannyBLT - glad you stopped by to say hello. Don't think Paula heard you about the dirty truck - at least no offers! lol

NillaWafer said...

Good Beautiful sunny morning everyone.. I read the last blog to catch up and glad everyone enjoyed the trick or treaters that came knockin on the doors.. My trip to Florida was wonderful and Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party was terrific.. Im taking Jazzy and Rosa to Hagerstown to BIG Halloween Mummers Parade tonight with sister and kids some of you met at NCTC... Ohhhh DANA i want to tell you how very much i enjoyed your company and your moms for lunch the other day.. She is one person who just warms your heart with her delightful stories and smiles!!! Thanks for sharing those times with me..

MITS said...

ewwies at BWO:)....doing wing stretches

Mema Jo said...

Thanks for sending me the pic, Mits. I am running through the cams at DC zoo & now getting a look at Luney!

Hi there Nilla - Should be a great evening for the parade. I think I grew up watching those parades and
even marched in one or two for school. Always went to my Aunts on S.Potomac right where the parade would turn the corner. Bundle those little ones up! You too.

I am out of here for awhile. Mits I didn't even buy a pumpkin for last night - had the scarecrows out!

movin said...



***gOOD MORNING***

***EVERYBODY***


I hope everyone has a great weekend...


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Is that a strange critter in the BWO nest, or is it the shadow of the camera ... or both??


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Now the Fish Crows and a Eeuuwie have arrived. Maybe some of them were on the camera earlier, casting strange shadows.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

MITS said...

EALES AT OUR NEST:)

MITS said...

Belle in the middle and Lib at the top

paula eagleholic said...

Double Eagle Alert!!

paula eagleholic said...

Belle gone, Lib still at Noon

MITS said...

poof..B gone

paula eagleholic said...

Howdy Mits!

paula eagleholic said...

Lib still at noon, you can see his shadow

movin said...

I did get a glimpse of Liberty, but then, on the first refresh, he was out of there...


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

MITS said...

hey Paula...have a great day today:)...loved the pics from last night:)...they are adorable:)

movin said...

Look how high L & B are stacking the stickworks at the far end!! The shadow looks like they've built a tower down there.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

paula eagleholic said...

Jim, he is still standing at noon...you can barely see his feetsies


Thanks, Mits! DIL didn't tell me what they were going to do...cute surprise...just as good as Humpty Dumpty

paula eagleholic said...

JIM - THE SHADOW IS LIBERTY...

paula eagleholic said...

Was an eewwiiee party at BWO, but only one left now

NillaWafer said...

Thanks For saying Hello Jo.. Yup i sure did too never missed aparade but then again lived on Salem Avenue so we could walk.. We would start to tear up old newspapers into confetti in Sept. remember could throw it back then.. Have big bags full and cold Brrrr . this years parade starts at 6 pm because its so big.. Sister is setting up our chairs down by Bester School.. where there are concession stands for hot chocolate!! Step moms making a big pan of Ginger Bread and snacks for after too.. yum yum..

paula eagleholic said...

Lib is gone now...

paula eagleholic said...

Howdy Nilla, have fun.

movin said...

The little Alcoa eyasses were all banded on Thursday, but they haven't put any info as to their findings on the sexes or anything on the site.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Hedgie said...

Nilla, have fun at the parade!! I'm sure you and Jo have a lot of fond memories of those old parades!
Wind is working against me in the leaf department.....argh!!!

movin said...

They have the Panda cub at Atlanta in extreme close-up now. Take a peek.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

MITS said...

Saturday, November 1
I have noticed that the cub's favorite place to sleep is next to the board that makes up one wall of the nest box. Whenever Lun Lun puts him down and leaves him in the middle of the nest box, he seems to always wiggle and scoot until he is right up against the nest box wall. Sometimes he even ends up lying next to the wall closest to Lun Lun when she is sleeping on the floor outside of the nest box. Is this his goal? We shall never know, but this seems unlikely, because he does it even when Lun Lun is off in another den. Perhaps he just likes to touch a solid surface when he sleeps; or possibly he just scoots around until he bumps into something and has to rest. Unfortunately, it is impossible to understand the thought processes of a giant panda cub, but I do find it interesting that even at 63 days old, the cub seems to be showing a preference for a sleeping space.

The cub's most recent weight is 2,829 grams, which is over 6 pounds!

Heather Baker Roberts
Carnivore Keeper I

normabyrd said...

GOOD AFTERNOON!!!-----WVU is leading UCONN----35--13!!!!!!

LET'S GO-----MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!

HEY!!----PAT WHITE!!!

MITS said...

Great Blue Heron at BWO

normabyrd said...

BEAUTIFUL DAY here in WV HILLS!!---Went to the orchard---for apples!!!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' WANDA!!---GRANNYBLT---PAULA---HELEN---JO---NILLA---MOVIN'JIM---&--HEDGIE!!!!---So sorry I missed GRANNYBLT & NILLA!!-----Do you hunt?---I went one time & froze my butt off!!---Didn't see a thing!!---ho!-----NILLA enjoy the parade!!---Bet your grand-kids do!!----Hope you all keep warm!!---GOOD to see you all back on the blog!!!----

Floralgirl said...

Beeauuuutiful day is right!! hello all:)
Been outside all day in the garden, and collecting pine cones for wreaths, there's lots of them this year. Enjoy!!
Take it away, John- Sunshine On My Shoulders

normabyrd said...

I think-----I just saw BUTA BUTA eating bamboo!!---Little "CC" is sleeping & moving!!!----

normabyrd said...

DANA----I see about a baker's dozen DONKEYS!!!---

normabyrd said...

HELLO MEGAN!!!----THANKS!--THANKS!------WVU just beat UCONN!!!----Maybe after SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS----We can sing COUNTRY ROADS TAKE ME HOME!----ho!
They always play that after a WVU win----but this game was played at UCONN!!----

normabyrd said...

HELEN!----BLUE HERON still at BWO!!

Floralgirl said...

Well, ok, Norma!! go WVU!-Country Roads

normabyrd said...

SU LIN featured at SD ZOO!---She is a favorite!!----PRECIOUS is the most fun to watch!!!---ho!

Mema Jo said...

Hey there Mits, Norma & Megan!
Making some music on here & it sounds good.

I am off the Mass
BBL

magpie said...

Good Late Afternoon Everyone.

Has anyone been thinking "This Time Two Weeks Ago?"
I sure have.

Wow, clocks to turn back and calendar pages to move forward, that's a big job here, have lots of both..Feature Picture on the WV DNR Calendar, is an OSPREY !

I just heard an Eagle At Maine Cam...or is it Pelican Harbor?

You Folks Enjoy that Extra Hour of Sleep Tonight and if anyone else is working, "Enjoy" that extra hour of work...

magpie said...

Doe at the Salt Lick in Pa...and big squirrels at the other one...

magpie said...

New decorations at Snowman Cam !

magpie said...

NATURE NUT: - One thing about this daylight thing...days are getting shorter by leaps and bounds anyway, so we will all be missing morning and evening views pretty soon...Sigh....

Take Care All,
God Bless Us, Every One
xo

magpie said...

Eagle in nest at Maine Cam !

magpie said...

Short but Sweet, already gone, maybe it will return.

Well, time for me to fly out of my nest too..

xo

MITS said...

Beautiful pink sunset tonight:)

MITS said...

EAGLE ALERT

paula eagleholic said...

LIBERTY AND BELLE IN THE NEST!

MITS said...

BOTH ARE THERE

Floralgirl said...

EAGLE IN THE NEST!!!

paula eagleholic said...

Howdy Mits!

No sunset here...clouds have moved in

Belle in the middle, Lib at the back...refresh is slow.

paula eagleholic said...

She's looking right at the cam!

MITS said...

That's a cute shot of her looking up

paula eagleholic said...

Howdy Megan!

paula eagleholic said...

What were the M&M girls this year, Mits?

paula eagleholic said...

Daggone, they're gone!

Floralgirl said...

Hello:)

paula eagleholic said...

Sure was nice to see them live...twice today!

MITS said...

well poof

paula eagleholic said...

I see our 'light sticks' are on...

Floralgirl said...

Darn, they're gone, probably up in the tree branches.. Paula, that can of worms costume is great!

MITS said...

Anne told me last week, Paula, but I don't remember,,she and Kev were going to be a farmer and a farmers' wife....I will have to call them...

paula eagleholic said...

Yup, John has quite the imagination...he did good!

MITS said...

they may come back like they did last night briefly:)....So Megan is the maze down for another year

paula eagleholic said...

Having friends over for a cookout tonight...brother still here...will take him home tomorrow and visit w/ Mom.

She's really proud of herself...she stood for 20 seconds yesterday!

Floralgirl said...

Yep, yesterday was my last day... gotta run the trash out while I can still see....

paula eagleholic said...

BTW Megan, loved the 'blonde' maze!

MITS said...

Bravo to your Mom:)

paula eagleholic said...

Wow, guess I should change my pic now...

MITS said...

I was just thinking of that, Paula......people I sent it too were in hysterics:)

paula eagleholic said...

OK, pic all changed!

paula eagleholic said...

Catch ya'll later...

My pic is the eagle from Open House...

Hedgie said...

Guess what, Paula!! SO IS MINE!!!! I had changed it earlier this afternoon, but don't think I've posted since!!

Hedgie said...

Tell your mom "You go girl!!!"

Hedgie said...

Congrats on "your" win, Norma! Skins don't play til Monday night, so weekend will seem extra long, not to mention the extra hour!!

Deb said...

Hi, everyone, I am home after a great day here. It started out cold, 2 jackets and gloves, ended up with a jacket. In between I wish I had brought shorts and a t-shirt along! I had to settle for jeans and a long sleeve shirt with sleeves pushed up.

Pictures are loading now from today.

MITS said...

glad you had a good time, Deb...still 66 here, went to 79 today:)

Costume Lady said...

Glad you had a good day, DEB. We will be waiting for your photos.

Costume Lady said...

Don't know what the temp was here, Helen, but it was BEAUTIFUL.

MITS said...

fat raccoon at PA

MITS said...

yes it was a great day.....:)

Deb said...

It is 64 here, but it is windy and when the sun leaves, it feels cooler. I wish the wind didn't blow as much as it does here. Tomorrow 74 for here!

Mema Jo said...

Large dear's face right in the cam at the Snowman.....

MITS said...

there are several deer there

MITS said...

the goose is dressed in a Michigan State Spartans cheerleader outfit:)

Mema Jo said...

If the deer are hear can the bear be
far behind?

Misspelled deer's face - previous comment..... I said dear you know
dearies what I meant!

MITS said...

yes dear, we did:):):)

Deb said...

I have one loading now, but will finish the rest after I eat.

MITS said...

the deer look very alert!

Mema Jo said...

OK I need help
Does that goose have ears........

MITS said...

Luney is nursing...

MITS said...

its a girlie bow on her head:)

Mema Jo said...

Great! Thank you so much.

Lun Lun has been taking Luney in and out of that den this evening.

The deer are now in the Pa Woods with the raccoons.

MITS said...

I still wish they had sound at Atlanta, so you could get the full cub experience:)

Mema Jo said...

Our Mass was a full house - had one baptism and then we have a brick floored patio - Our deceased members have their names & dates engraved.
NOV 1 is when we have a special (Brief) prayer service for those departed. I intend to have a brick so all of you can come on out to Holy Family and see me -
Now since Megan is taking out the trash...I'll do her thingy....

Brick in the Wall..

Mema Jo said...

My daughter and granddaughter should be in Myersville & said they would stop by before going back to Catonsville. I am awaiting!

Mema Jo said...

BBL

MITS said...

roflmbo, Jo, you are soooo hip:)

Deb said...

Today we were driving around Lake Andes and talking about the great blues. We were wondering where they moved their heronry to. We saw a nest and wondered if it were a heron nest, then in flew a bird! Not a heron, a bald eagle!! I put two pictures on my page. We saw 4 other eagles, all too far away for pictures.

MITS said...

good eagle shot, Deb:)

Floralgirl said...

WOW- Pink Floyd, Jo- I'm impressed. you go girl...

MITS said...

raccoon and deer at snowmancam

Deb said...

I don't know why I am cold, turned heat up and made a big mug of hot chocolate, maybe because I am tired.

MITS said...

get under those covers, Deb....might be coming down with something:(

Deb said...

Hot bath, pj's and a throw seem to be doing the trick. I battle allergies this time of year and it runs you down. Especially after a day outside like today, climbing through the weeds.

MITS said...

time for you to relax, you have had a few really busy weeks.

Costume Lady said...

Deb, were you TRICK OR DRINKING LAST NIGHT? That could be your problem;)

Deb said...

That's my problem, Wanda, I WASN'T trick or drinking, I should have been out having a drink!

Helen, I leave for the Black Hills on Wednesday, so on the 12th I can relax. Mostly the Hills will be relaxing, though. We are staying in a cabin, no tv, no phone. I'll probably go stir crazy.

Costume Lady said...

My avatar doesn't show up very well. It is really pretty (has an eagle flying by). I'll have to find another one. PHOOEY!

Deb said...

Some little creature flitting around on the snowman cam.

MITS said...

hmmm, that is roughing it a bit....

MITS said...

I have seen that critter, thought it was a raccoon at first

Deb said...

Well, even though it is only 9:18, I am tired and heading to bed!

Deb said...

Didn't finish before I posted, Night everyone! TTUT

Mema Jo said...

I guess if I want to get an extra hour's sleep I better get to bed now.

Good Night Everyone Deb, I
sure hope you feel better tomorrow.

Prayers for all our needs being said

(((hugs)))

paula eagleholic said...

Night all, see ya tomorrow!

Costume Lady said...

Good Night Deb...Hope you feel tip top in the morning.
I guess I had better get some sleep too.

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
SLEEP TIGHT
PRAYERS FOR ALL

Costume Lady said...

Good Night Jo and Paula.
Glad to hear your Mom is standing now. That is a BIG improvement!

Hedgie said...

Checking in to say goodnight. Tomorrow will be a chicken-little day...piece of space junk the size of a refrigerator expected to hit...they don't know where or when yet...so, eyes to the sky!! Maybe we'll see an eagle while looking for junk!
Peace.

Mema Jo said...

WHOA! That caught my eye Lynn!

I don't want to see any JUNK

while looking for an EAGLE! lol

Good Night for sure.........

movin said...



***GOOD NIGHT***

***EVERYONE***


jIM

magpie said...

Crows Rioting at Maine Cam, what a racket !

Costume Lady said...

Good Morning Margy...
We have owls hooting outside right now. They should be sleeping.
Heard a loud noise towards Shepherdstown Rd. and then the power went off momentarily. Hope it wasn't a wreck.

magpie said...

Good Morning Wanda...aaah..Owls, how I would love to hear some !

Hope it wasn't a wreck either....I haven't heard any sirens...not sure if I would hear them from this far away....

Man those Crows were so raucous! And then I heard the little bleat of an Eagle call....now all is quiet !

xo

magpie said...

Oooh, Gobblers in Pa....

magpie said...

And a deer at the salt lick, there were three there a few mins ago.

Quick! An Eagle at Maine !

magpie said...

Eating....

magpie said...

Anyone up to see that Eagle at Maine ?

magpie said...

Eagle at Maine gone now,
Two adults at BWO
and a Pile of Big Gobblers at Pa.

Good Morning everyone..enjoy that extra hour of sleep ?

xo

wvgal_dana said...

Margy I did..... Good Morning All...was eating and then flew up on a branch. Later nice fly out.

Thanks Lisa for the Guide for Age of Eagles. ( :

magpie said...

Hi Dana! I just realized that I could make the Maine Cam full screen, it was nice, saw just what you did....did you hear all those crows - must have been a dozen or so -

magpie said...

And those turkeys, are so colorful !

wvgal_dana said...

I know Margy I thought it was going to be a "nest takeover". Never a one showed just all the calling back and forth. On going thought they would never stop lol

magpie said...

There is a nice buck with the Gobblers now !

wvgal_dana said...

Margy you like looking for new spots to see things. Have you ever been to Cacapons new overlook they built? You can see 3 states...it is beautiful from up there.

wvgal_dana said...

6 pounder trying to push himself around awesomely cute boy

wvgal_dana said...

Going to catch up emails

magpie said...

DANA I know there is something called the Eiderlon Preserve in Morgan County, lots of trails, and I think that is what you might be referring to...haven't been there but it is a Must Do for "one of these days."

MITS said...

GOOD SUNDAY MORNING EVERYONE

magpie said...

GOOD SUNDAY MORNING MITS!

Costume Lady said...

Good Morning again...
I was wandering through the wonderous internet. There is a new hearing device called, Lyric, that sounds like a possibility for GeeGee. She doesn't do well with the ones that she has.

MITS said...

love the bookend eagles at BWO

MITS said...

sounds good Wanda.....get it sounds good;)

Costume Lady said...

I just pictured the size of Luney in my mind, and 6 pounds is the size of my Karla when she was born. A nice little armful!

magpie said...

I haven't seen OUR EAGLES yet this morning but might have missed them before I got home..

Hunter's Paradise in Pennsylvania, Buck and Toms at the site...now just the Toms...

BWO active still ..

...and I am definitely winding down !

MITS said...

yes, but Karla didn't have teeth and claws, made her easier to hold

MITS said...

Margy, do you go back in tonight...what happened to day work?

Costume Lady said...

I got an email from my Grandaughter last night and she told me that gas is now $2.09 in Winchester...I don't know what it is here..Margy? Dana?

Costume Lady said...

Helen...ROFLMBO

magpie said...

Beautiful new pictures by DEB -

Costume Lady said...

Aren't we so fortunate to have friends on here that share their adventures and photos with us? We see things through them that we might never see on our own.

magpie said...

Lun Lun looks like a big stuffed animal !

Wanda: Can you believe, I weighed 9 lbs 1 oz...the biggest and last of my Mother's babies....

I think I am all cammed out for now, time to rest the eyeballs...


Enjoy this Wonderful Beautiful day, Eagle Buds

grannyblt said...

Morning everyone. Missed the action in Maine, but caught the buck and turkeys in PA. Eagles at BWO. Hope everyone has a beautiful day.

carolinabeachmom said...

GOOD HOPE YOU TURNED THE CLOCKS BACK MORNING TO ALL!

carolinabeachmom said...

Didn't get on at all yeasterday as I was finally taking a Saturday to clean my whole house, but did get into the emails.

See our nest is MT, but BWO has two eagles and turkeys, turkeys, turkeys all over Pa cam

carolinabeachmom said...

That extra hour killed me. I was up and down all night just thinking about it. If I had the gumption, I was going to get on the blog to see if anyone else couldn't sleep or woke up early.

carolinabeachmom said...

WANDA I like your granddaughters gas price better than ours. I think ours is stuck at $2.39. :(

Costume Lady said...

Margy, it's no wonder your Mom never had any more babies! LOL

carolinabeachmom said...

Hey MARGIE, I have you beat. I think my mom said I was 10 pounds something and breach.

Costume Lady said...

If those gas prices stay where they are, or go even lower, we may go out West again. Oh, I would LOVE that.

carolinabeachmom said...

It looks like a sunny day here today. Just right for going to mass this morning. I am sitting here waiting for my hubby to finish getting it together. :) I still hae to change my pocketbook over, so I had better get the lead out.

You all have a wonderful day and keep talking so I can check in later to see what I've missed. Later Gators!

Costume Lady said...

My Aunt had a 14 pound baby. That would be my cousin that we just visited in Pennsylvania.

Costume Lady said...

Good Day, Candy.

magpie said...

Hi Again You all know I seldom really leave the first time!

Grannyblt good to "see" you and hope to meet you sometime, love your moniker! Yah, all that turkey time in Pa, and did you see the nice buck chowing down with them too?

MITS said...

MARGY go to bed!!!!!!!

Costume Lady said...

I have to try to pull myself together for church. My hair looks like I was in a hurricane. Curling iron...here I come!
Have a blessed day.

magpie said...

and Carolinabeachmom:
Been Waiting to be on here same time as you! Yep - ten pounds is a big baby, and Baby Look at You Now ! - I saw where you said your husband worked as a Telecommunicator in Dare County for 20 years...that's a long time, I just passed that milestone this past April...it sure can be some kind of interesting job at times!

xo

magpie said...

Well, six calendars and eight clocks later, and I am caught up, except for my wrist watches...
the most fun clock to move forward was the Bird Clock, a cacophony of chirps and warbles ! You can't go too fast or the birds get all mixed up ! And now I realize it is only 8:21 instead of 9:21...Whoo Boy, but my body tells me it is time to find the pillows and blankies...so I leave all the Eagles and Turkeys and Dreams to you guys for a few hours...

xoxox z z z z z

magpie said...

Yes, Mother Helen...just wish you were here to tuck me in and read me a bedtime story!

Love you guys....

wvgal_dana said...

Margy for you that is hard to believe such a large baby. To look at you one would think you was a preemie. That just goes to show "not always does good things come in small packages" lol Sleep well.....back to emails

MITS said...

Beautiful day in Finland;)

paula eagleholic said...

MOrning, all.

Must be the name of the game Wanda - my hair looked a wreck too!

Must have been that extra hour of sleep

2 eagles at BWO

MITS said...

Hey Paula....have a nice visit with Mom today.

MITS said...

hoodie at Finland

normabyrd said...

COME ON OVER KIDS!!---STEVEN HAS GIVEN US A NEW THREAD!!

paula eagleholic said...

Glad you got your 13 hours over with are catching some zzzzzz's Margy

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