Friday, December 05, 2008

Friday

End of the work week thread.

174 comments:

ceil said...

Thanks Steve. Have a great weekend.

Red said...

Thanks Steve. We're looking forware to the new equipment next week.
Thanks Ceil for the notice.

Red said...

That should be forward. I can't spell either. lol

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Good Afternoon ceil,and Red.
I just got back from the store and
is starting to snow out a little.
It is very cold the temp. is about
15 with a windchil of about 5.I
hope that everyone is well.

Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

deb said...

It is funny how we notice our own spelling errors, but don't always notice others. I read forware as forward. I think your mind just processes what it should be, instead of what it sees.

deb said...

Thanks, Steve, have a good weekend.

I am off the the store, the squirrels broke one of my bird feeders. It was just a cheap plastic ones, I think the cold and the squirrels snapped it.

deb said...

Dave, we had that cold yesterday, today we are already up to 32. Hope it goes away for you quickly.

magpie said...

Howdy New Thread People...
I am hoping I'll have better luck on this one.
Nice Eagle, Deb.

xo

normabyrd said...

BACK FROM LUNCH SISSY!!---Oh--I loved that movie just for the COOL music!---I watched it more than once---I'll remember his name now!!

Talked with NURSE VICKY at lunch!!----She says need to get the FOOT ELEVATED when you can!----She said a soak in EPSOM SALTS water might help some of the swelling!!---bottom line-- MUST stay off ankle as much as possible!!! -- sorry--take care!!

magpie said...

I suppose maybe it has been there awhile.
I am going to pick up my Blazer again - Heater system had an air pocket and quit on me.

I look forward to reading back through (I hope) to see what I missed.

Good Afternoon. TTFN xo

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' INDIANA DAVE!!----We are up to 31° now!---but no snow yet!!--STAY WARM! ho!

Costume Lady said...

RED...if you are one here, I need some advice (again). The counter spy is still running, but nothing is changing. The numbers are staying the same and nothing new has happened. At this point, nothing but chocolate chip cookies are flying through the top of the screen. Should I turn it off, or let it keep running? It has been about 3 or more hours.

Costume Lady said...

Hi Miss Norma...I am having 'puter problems, so I must tend to that. If it doesn't stop scanning soon, I will be eating crab legs while it is still going and going and going :)

Red said...

Wanda, It sounds like it is hung. Should not take more than one hour to run the first time. I would stop it and try again.

Costume Lady said...

OKIEDOKIE:)

magpie said...

There is an Eagle at BWE -

deb said...

Eagle at BWE!

paula eagleholic said...

I heard there was an eagle in Maine earlier.

Mmmm choc chip cookies....where's Megan :)

paula eagleholic said...

Buddy News !!!

UPDATE: December 5, 2008
by Dr. Dave McRuer, Director of Veterinary Medicine at the Wildlife Center of Virginia

The Norfolk eagle (08-0887) will undergo another dremeling in two to three weeks to further correct the curvature in the beak. During our daily rounds yesterday, we decided to move a Red-shouldered Hawk from our large flight pen to a smaller one. This move had a snowball effect on other patients; the Norfolk eagle is now back in the medium-sized flight pen he was in one month ago.

The bird continues to eat with great enthusiasm from the rat, mice, and fish delicacies we provide. His weight currently stands at 3.6 kg (7.9lbs) and he continues to stay in good health.

magpie said...

Was...an eagle.

magpie said...

I'm pretty happy just seeing avatars at this point and reading a few comments.

paula eagleholic said...

Norfolk News!!

The Va. Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries has given the OK to relocate the cam and IR light to the original nest on Wednesday Dec. 10 (no rain please!) A few problems to work out before we go live on WVEC but getting there.

Our volunteer tree climbing experts Tim Nuckols from Nuckols Tree Care and Chad from ODU are volunteering their time for the big move. Joe Flanagan from WVEC plans do do a TV spot again about the relocation. I hope some eagle papparizzi can make it. Duane said he will be there. Shelly???

The time is tentatively set for 10:00 but may change for Joe Flanagan's schedule and it will take a while for the three climbs. Reese Lukei and Steve Living (DGIF) will be there.

The eagles were around for a short while this morning working on the nest.

movin said...

You gotta take a look at the two Panda sites.

It's Mom and son cuddling and sleeping at Atlanta.

And I think it's Bai Yun sleeping on the ground at SD; and while she's trying to do that, flies are bothering her ears.

I've never seen a Panda move its ears before, but she's waving them around like semaphore flags!


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

magpie said...

Thanks for the Buddy Update, Paula...☺

paula eagleholic said...

Back at BWE

magpie said...

Oh Boy BWE has eagle again.

magpie said...

Going to visit a sick friend at the hospital.
You'uns have a good afternoon.
Hope there is lots of wildlife at all the cams you are watching.
xo ♥

magpie said...

Poof Eagle Gone BWE. :(

magpie said...

Poof Magpie gone.

movin said...

Now, Bai and ZZ are rolling and frolicking in the pine shavings the keepers put in their enclosure.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

deb said...

EAGLE ALERT OUR NEST!!!

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle alert! Just flew in w/ Tiny Stick in beak!!!

paula eagleholic said...

Stick re-arranging time!

paula eagleholic said...

And off we go off the back!

deb said...

AND GONE.

Mema Jo said...

Like your avatar Deb
Great to hear about Buddy-wish they would sent out another short video of him......
Margy went POOF ???
Lot of reports of Tree Climber and cam fixers in the news - Should be a great viewing season coming up!!

Here is hoping Lolly can fill her monitor with them all....

Mema Jo said...

Late for Turkey to be in the PA woods but there he is - maybe he is the one who is digging holes....

Mema Jo said...

Whoops! It is a hen.....

glo said...

Back from shivering in my bones :) but it was a beautiful trip well atleast I think so. Dex loves to ride no matter where he goes.

Oh hmmm new thread here and unless you were up early this morning you probably didn't even miss me LOL.
Well more snow tonight and work tomorrow. Got the nest on. Sounds are great. Hoping to see a visitor soon. Looks like I just missed one.

Mema Jo said...

You made a day of it Glo. Was beginning to wonder what time you were coming home. lol

Mema Jo said...

Eagle at BWO platform.

paula eagleholic said...

There were 2 at BWO, one must have poofed!

Mema Jo said...


Tribute to the Puppies

Costume Lady said...

RED...I'm back and (whispering)..shh..I think counterspy did the trick. I have to get ready to take my Mom for Crab Legs, so I can't test my new, cleaned out 'puter right now. I'll try it out tonight. Thank You, Thank You!!!! Shhhhh. (don't want to jinx it) :)

glo said...

Awww the puppy tribute was sweet indeed. Its the hard part time as those cute and cuddlies all adjust to a new life and us to life without them. I am glad they kept one and hope some of the other owners will say yes to the web cam offers.

Red said...

Wanda, did it clean lots of files?

Mema Jo said...

BBILW

paula eagleholic said...

Kewl tribute! They were in a carrier at first...interesting!

wvgal_dana said...

2 EAGLES OOUR NEST ALERT!!!!!

wvgal_dana said...

EAGLE ALERT!!!!

wvgal_dana said...

EAGLE ALERT OUR NEST BOTH !!!!

wvgal_dana said...

Belle is moving some nesting materials just a little.

deb said...

EAGLES OUR NEST!!

glo said...

Some working and some discussing :)

wvgal_dana said...

GET ON HERE PEOPLE EAGLE ALERT!!!!!!!!

wvgal_dana said...

Belle flew out to a branch I think

paula eagleholic said...

Posted a video of Liberty

Eagletmomsters.blogspot.com

paula eagleholic said...

Missed the visit...is our cam humming now?

wvgal_dana said...

Got excited and was typing the alert..my manners
Good Evening Everyone


Sorry you missed the visit Paula and here you was making sure that people like me. That missed the other visit got to see it. Thank you for sharing.

I love you "fishies" ( : I fed them...

Thanks Paula for the update on Norfolk Eagle Cam and the update on
Buddy. Who sounds like he is really doing well. Happy Happy !!

Whispering to Wanda...when you get back from Crab Legs I hope
you have a improved working computer...

paula eagleholic said...

Yup, it's humming :)

Catch ya'll later!!

deb said...

After shutting down my browser for the umpteenth time today, I uninstalled Adobe Flash player and reinstalled it. I sure hope it helps. Our cam kept freezing and the only way I could get it started again was to start over. It seems to be working and the picture is clearer.

wvgal_dana said...

Yes Paula it is humming..

paula eagleholic said...

Thanks, for feeding my fishies, Dana. LOL

paula eagleholic said...

Wanda - hope you enjoy the crab legs w/ GEEGEE

OK really outta here now (sorta pulling a Margy!)

deb said...

I have video of the second visit, but you will see why I uninstalled Adobe when it loads.

paula eagleholic said...

Deb are you running version 9 or 10?

I'll check back later for the answer...thanks!

wvgal_dana said...

Looking at BWO CAM to the right back corner of the nest. Is that a full moon or some kind of shadow??

bbl supper

deb said...

I had 9, now I have 10, Paula.

deb said...

The Sharp-shinned hawk just made another attempt at food. This time he left empty taloned. I was watching the birds and, poof, all gone. I finally found the hawk in the pine tree, then it swooped after a bird and missed, perched for a minute on the lamp post and left.

Red said...

Must have been a shadow Dana. Moon is not even close to full.

magpie said...

Well, I am sure sorry to have missed all the Eagle fun at OUR Nest today, but look forward to what some of you have saved.

So, Sharp-shinned Hawk it is Deb?


Has anyone got good South skies for Our Celestial Trio? Is it not amazing how the positions have changed this week. Moon is no surprise, but the two planets, so cool.

And, I have a good sky for ISS tonight...around 6:39 MY TIME in from the West North West, at 28-degrees. Can't Wait!

Hello Hello Hello it is so good to have a somewhat zippy computer for a change.... ☺

magpie said...

I need to chase downb Paulleo and Mrs. Paulleo for the ISS...

magpie said...

Emphasis on "somewhat"

magpie said...

Nice deer at Pix Pa - -

magpie said...

Bull Moose resting in the snow....Brrrrrrr ! xo ♥

deb said...

Visit video is posted on Nest Pictures and another picture of the hawk on Deb's Pictures.

deb said...

Yes, Margy, it is a juvenile Sharp-shinned.

magpie said...

Couldn't raise Paulleo on email...got a Python Error Message. Woof.
Here is the site again if you'uns want to punch in your zip code:

Satellite tracking

only one problem, it won't open up...not for me anyway....says I am not connected to the internet.
Oh yes I am...I'll try it again later.

magpie said...

Okay DEB, I am going to watch!

Red said...

Spaceweather.com is down Margy.

magpie said...

Great Video and Photos, Deb !
When I looked at your pictures yesterday, I only saw the last three of four, did not see the full frontal puffy view until now, or I guess I might not have guess Fox Sparrow! Yes, I think that rascal could eat some birds....

xo

deb said...

I didn't get the other picture until later, when it was done with dinner.

magpie said...

Ditto That, Red !
I checked it a few hours ago thank goodness so I could see when I can see things tonight...

Question Red - can too many emails cause this computer of mine to slow down so much today? And I would be embarrassed to tell you how many... but it is a lot. I keep wanting to get in there and save and delete, but seem to spend more of that kind of time watching wildlife and yacking on here!

Red said...

I would not think email would slow it down unless you have limited disk space. Do you know how much disk space you have remaining?

NatureNut said...

Just got home to check Cams I left up & lo & behold BOTH were on the Live Cam---sun was out & pic not moving. I'm afraid to refresh & lose them!

magpie said...

Red

I have capacity for 55.8 GB and am using 10.9 GB -

as many have commented about today (I think, not really being able to access the Blog very well) - that I probably need a better Spyware program, and I will be cleaning up the email files, soon (I hope).
I delete cookies and temp internet files often, shut down computer, and all that, but today has been horrible ! Thank you.

magpie said...

Hi Double N!

Welcome Back.

I gotta shut this thing down...it is getting on my last nerve....
Back in a little bit..
xo :(

Red said...

Margy, You might want to try Counterspy too. The free download is the full blown version they just limit the days you can use it without buying it. I think the full price is $19.95 for the first year and then its even cheaper. And PC magazine says it's the best one on the market.

magpie said...

Time for ISS soon anyway....

Maybe I will have a sparkling report when that is done! xox

Red said...

Also Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7 had problems. If anyone is using it I would go back to version 6.

Mema Jo said...

UPDATE ON PUPPIES LEAVING FOR NEW HOMES

Q. Which pups are going to new homes this weekend?
A. We are still working around the schedules of the new owners but it currently appears that Akoni and Ando will be heading to their new homes on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec 7th.

Look for the boy with black collar
and boy with the blue collar

Red said...

Mrs. Red is on her way home so I'm out of here. My night to dine out. See y'all later.

Red said...

I was watching the pups this afternoon and they sure were rambunctious. First time I had seen them going outside.

magpie said...

Great word, Rambunctious, RED - reminds me of this computer!

Got your tips, and also Deb's -
will work on some of that in a little bit.

ISS was pretty good, pretty bright, but only rose its 28-degrees then poof! out like a light bulb.

I think I am going to check that puppy cam now, then rustle up some bath bubbles.

See y'all and you'uns later, I hope....! xox

Mema Jo said...


Extremebirdfeeding - some action

Mema Jo said...

Man oh Man! That site takes so long to come up and I don't have any idea
what the password is... Maybe Dana
told us when she found it - can't remember. Really wanted you to see the whole herd of deer at one of the
feeders..........

Mema Jo said...

Puppy nap is going on now, Margy.
Go get your bubbles and then return

deb said...

I just opened it, Jo, and it didn't ask me for a password. It did take forever to open.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good evening everyone! Hope all is well with you this evening.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

It is a cold 23° in Bluefield. I am freezing!

Mema Jo said...

I'll try it again later, Deb..

Yepper it is a very cold night out there! So thankful that the wind isn't blowing around here.

Put some fuzzy socks on Sharon & get your hot chocolate. Glad your are feeling a little better! ♥

Mema Jo said...

Whoo Hoo Sharon - you got wax I think! Been so long since we played...

Mema Jo said...

Lights are out on the puppy cam.
Maybe they are just introducing them to darkness......

Mits said...

hey Sharon how ya feeling:)?

Mits said...

adios to the puppies:)

Mema Jo said...

Hi Mits - the black & the blue collars are the two little boys that will be first to leave.....

paula eagleholic said...

Howdy, all. Had a great time out shopping for toys for the grandkids! Didn't find an eagle for Cohen...I might have to settle for a beanie eagle!

paula eagleholic said...

Sharon - it's 19° here! Mighty cold!

paula eagleholic said...

Awww, did some puppies leave?

paula eagleholic said...

Man Magpie, wish I had all that room on my computer! I am constantly backing stuff off of it onto CD's.

paula eagleholic said...

Ok, so we still have all the puppies...

My computer is all nice and clean! Ran two different scans!

paula eagleholic said...

Puppies are finally pooped!

paula eagleholic said...

Oh my, there is a chef's hat on the snowman! LOL

OK, gotta go sort out the toys!

Costume Lady said...

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
SEE YOU IN THE MORNING
PRAYERS FOR ALL

Mema Jo said...

Margy is trying to clean up her 'puter

Her message to all is:

please tell our Eagle Buds Good Night for me, Peace, Love and Prayers, and that I hope to "beat them to the nest" in the morning!

Mema Jo said...

Have fun Paula!


Good Night Everyone
Peace to you & yours
Prayers for everyone's needs being said

((Hugs)) ♥

paula eagleholic said...

Gnite, all!

Hugs for all.

movin said...



***GOOD nIGHT***

***ALL BLOGGERS***


jIM

magpie said...

Okay, Okay, if you insist!

I will be the last one on! ( Maybe - you never know on a Friday night what folks are up to !

Things are looking a little zippier here....whew! xo ♥ ☺
Thanks to Jo for delivering my message !
And thanks to Deb for the tutorials...and all of you for your suggestions and tiops. still got some things to plow through. ☺ xoxo

magpie said...

do not ask me what "tiops" are ! ☺

Lolly said...

Margy, I will just get on long enough to let you know that you are not the last on......☺ It is 2 AM here and we just got home from Dallas. We were baby sitting, not late night partying. LOL

I know where I am going on my surprise trip!!!! Tell you all in the morning. I am so excited!!!!!

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magpie said...

Sorry about that, cannot get the link to go where I was trying to. When you get to the bird feeder - then go to "See Live Images." Scroll down, there are about a dozen choices, -
Check out the Santa Two, especially, and then the very first box: Saw reindeer on there overnight.

magpie said...

LOLLY !
You have us on the edge of our seats !

Can't wait to get your update!

xox

magpie said...

Some of the sites take a few seconds to open up, it might say you need Active X to open it, but I didn't..

This was one of the Scottish Osprey sites from last year..was just checking out some of my favorites and found what's there now.

Good Morning to Everyone, hope your day goes really well....

xoxo ♥

magpie said...

Ha - wait until you see the ducks waddle past. And there was a big round something on the feeder, not a guinea hen but big and round

magpie said...

Wanda! Deb ! There is a pheasant at that feeder now ! I cannot believe this!

Costume Lady said...

GOOD MORNING MARGY...ARE you talking to yourself again?

magpie said...

It's a male, cannot see its whole tail

Eagle is vocalizing at Maine.

Costume Lady said...

Can you give me the URL, Margy?

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magpie said...

http://www.thewebbroadcastingcorporation.
com/swt/swt.php

magpie said...

Bunches of chickadees, goldfinches in their winter colors, and a great little bird with a red and white breast ..☺ ♫

magpie said...

Pheasant has left...please tell me you saw it...I can't get a screen grab off the site...

magpie said...

Deb and Loretta will have some bird identifying to do for us! There is one that Looks like a chickadee, but it has some eye stripes....

Good Morning Wanda! How is the computer working this morning?
Mine, so far so good....
but it is still fragile....

magpie said...

There went two mallards, waddle waddle...

magpie said...

Squirrels got the feeder now...two little red ones...with big bushy tails

magpie said...

That's what you call a Cacaphony!
But I'm watching OUR NEST mostly

Costume Lady said...

Margy, I couldn't find the site you were watching...there are so many.
'puter is much better, so far.

magpie said...

Holey Moley ! I lost ya' Wanda !

magpie said...

Eagle in the nest at Maine....

magpie said...

.. Was in the nest at Maine...

magpie said...

Wanda - we can work on it later...

Blue link didn't work either?

xo

Costume Lady said...

I'm still here, Margy...trying to find the site with the pheasant.

magpie said...

OUR NEST is so inviting for a visit! And color is up at Maine...

Costume Lady said...

No, blue link shut me down. Had to re-boot.

magpie said...

I hear people sounds now, maybe someone getting ready to put more food out. I fell over when that pheasant showed up, he was there about 5 minutes ♥

magpie said...

Today is one of the days that Mema Jo mentioned is blackpowder hunting day at NCTC - - those will be some Loud Gunshots !

magpie said...

Well, maybe I should delete that comment then - don't want anyone $%@@!!&%-ing me out !

It's the old Scottish Osprey site, Scottish Wildlife Trust, or Web Broadcasting Site either one..

Back in a minute

magpie said...

Eagle Alert our nest !!

Costume Lady said...

bOTH OF THEM!

magpie said...

Nestorations, both ♥

magpie said...

Look out below! There went some sticks overboard !

magpie said...

Dogs barking....

magpie said...

OMG ! Eagle sounds at our nest, both out of the nest but I think they are real close to the microphone.... ♥

magpie said...

Boy am I glad to have some company for this !

Costume Lady said...

Darn, I went to get some coffee and now they are gone :(

magpie said...

I removed the blue link to Scottish Wildlife Trust, maybe will play around with it later.

I think I just heard a red-shouldered hawk at NCTC too...

magpie said...

Wasn't that Great Wanda!
Hope the Captain is making the coffee this morning ! xoxo ♥

Costume Lady said...

Weird, that you have sound and I don't???

magpie said...

I turned off Maine to make sure it was OUR Eagles, and it was !

Costume Lady said...

The Capt. was sitting right here with us watching our Royal Pair.
He doesn't very often get to do that.

magpie said...

I saw two different kinds of boats at Finney's this morning, and a great little bird that looked like a Evening Grosbeak.

And THAT was a Blackpowder rifle at NCTC !!!

magpie said...

So I don't think I would be near that nest if I was an Eagle.

The Captain might find it interesting to hear some of that, Wanda...

Oh, well, It is What It Is...

magpie said...

♥ I was hoping you would tell us that the Captain was watching! ♥

magpie said...

I got a pile of stuff to do today...expect my step-daughter in sometime (James's Mother...) - up from Florida. Told her I would get out some cold weather clothes - she's gonna need them ! xoxo

Costume Lady said...

Every time I see those two in the nest...I want to get in the car and drive down there and see them FOR REAL! It is just a magnificient experience to see them, there really live.

magpie said...

She's been gone for 18 months. Her son cannot wait to see her...

Wanda, Gene, it has been Greeaattt sharing the morning with you!

Little Wren chirping near the nest now...

Good Day, Catch you Eagle ♀ and ♂ folks a little later on....

xoxo ♥ ♥

Costume Lady said...

Hope you have a nice visit with James' Mother and probably James too.

magpie said...

Thanks Wanda!

Hens for Gene at Pix Pa...maybe the Gobblers will come along soon... ☺

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good morning. I was watching them. How beautiful. After they flew off, you could here one of them calling right near the camera.

ceil said...

Good morning everyone.
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