Good morning! New thread...thanks, Steve! Merry Christmas WEEK to all!Gotta go back and read through last evenings posts!
Good morning. Thanks for coming over and getting me Lynn!!
Thanks Lynn and Steve. Good morning everybody.
Hi, Bluefiled girls! How are you both feeling (besides cold....brrr!)? 10° here, still very windy, but sun is shining.POor Ceil...certainly hope she is riding the rails again and not just sitting still in the Windy City!
Megan, you don't have market today, do you?? Paula, sorry to hear your mom is still so sick.....I know God has heard our prayers, so guess His plan isn't working as fast as we hoped.
Got to church last evening just as second half was starting...but guess I didn't miss much since the score ended up being the same at the end of the game!!! And thank goodness I missed the nail-biting ending...which turned out good for our Skins!!! Like I always say...a win is a win; nothing says it has to be pretty!Loretta, because that ref penalized Moss last week, I was wondering if snow angel would get one, too....thanks for letting me know!
I've already braved the cold/wind at the woodpile....guess now I better make the trek out the driveway and get the papers and put trash can away. Oh..good news...trashyt new neighbors FINALLY put their trash cans away last Mon., after 13 weeks!!!
Brrrr.....Sharon, I am so glad that you have quit smoking before your lungs got like mine! Walking even 300 yds. in this cold and wind has me gasping and coughing. Emphysema ain't no fun, girl!!
Sis, how's the doxie doing? Don't think you ever told us what his name is...?????
Guess I'm talking to myself! BBL when everyone is up and about.
BTW, nest is beginning to look like a fort!!!
His name is Buddy and he is doing okay. All of his teeth are brown, don't know if it is plaque or from malnutrition. I am going to call the vet this morning to see when I can get him in. He chases the cat alot but other than that he is a really good little dog. One of the most pitiful I have ever seen.
Good morning everyone. Thought I better come out of the woodwork before Y'all started looking for me again. It cold this morning even in Alabama. 13° here at the moment. Yes Hedgie the nest is looking like a fort again.
Good Monday Morning Everyone...:)
15° here, wind is calm, didn't get really windy as they said it was going to get here
GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!!---CONGRATS! HEDGIE---OUR #1 EAGLE MOMMA today & everyday!!---MORNIN'STEVEN---HEDGIE---SISSY---SHARON---& RED!!----WOW!---It certainly was a COLD & WINDY night in the WV HILLS!!!---temp up to 12° now!!--SUN is SHINING!!---5 deer at the window this am!!---to lift one's spirits!!----We are LUCKY!---no snow or freezing rain!!---Pray that "OUR" CEIL is movin' on!!!---Need to read last night's blog!!
MORNIN' HELEN!!---Have you heard from CEIL this am?----Bet she is enjoying the scenery---
Hello:) wind is really gusting here now, was calm for a few hours, last gust was 20 mph. Temp is up to 13°.
Check the BWE nest!!---The 'PINE TWIG' is there this am----They did that last season too!----Ahhhhh!---Love watching all the EAGLES' nests!!----They continue to amaze me!!---ho!--(i'm easy)
MORNIN'---BEAUTIFUL MEGAN!----Your "GRINCH"------always makes me SMILE!!---He is just too COOL! ---We also had that scary WIND all night!!!
haven't heard from her yet today, Norma
turkeys in the snow at PA
still not getting NBG
calm up in MAINE
PBS had "CHRISTMAS IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK" last night on the NATURE show----It was AWESOME------How wonderful it would be to see the beauty of the Park and animals in the winter!!---WOW!! --
Hello Norma:) I am amazed and grateful we didn't lose power last night, wind was really gusting. Going to be cold the next couple of days, I am hibernating today and baking cookies and wrapping kid's presents while she's in school.
NCTC NEST WEATHER...TodayMostly sunny and windy. Highs in the lower 20s. West winds 25 to 30 mph...diminishing to 15 to 25 mph this afternoon. Wind chill values as low as 9 below this morning. » ZIP Code Detail TonightMostly clear in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 9 above. West winds 10 to 15 mph. TuesdayMostly sunny in the morning...then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s. South winds around 5 mph...increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. » ZIP Code Detail Tuesday NightMostly cloudy. A chance of rain and freezing rain after midnight. Not as cool with lows in the upper 20s. Temperatures rising toward dawn. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. AMEN:)
Morning, all.Bright, sunny and wiiiindy!!I haven't checked the nest in a couple of days...you can sure see where Lib and Belle have been bringing in sticks...
MORNIN' PAULA!!---Oh--I thought of you & your son yesterday!----I bet that the 'bestest' Christmas gift he could receive!!!---ho!---& they WON!---You are a COOL MOM!!---
MEGAN!!---I worried about the electric too last night!---No electric---no heat!---Need to get a stack of wood just in case!---Don't like using the fireplace--
They had a great time at the game...finally got home at 10 last night...
Son said their seats were out of the wind...
A REDHEADED WOODPECKER hanging on to the feeder!---WOW!
Good Morning (before 10am) !!!It's the season that gets me going & knowing there is a full house of friends waiting here!!!
Norma - a couple of us watched PBS Nature last night...good show!
Puupy cam is up and pups are having treats..
I think that maybe the little owl came out of his burrow - I can see some markings in the snow.BWE has fresh sprig of pine in their nest.Sunrise soon at LWSaw some turkeys in the woods & somemoose resting at Pook's.
HEY PAULA!---I just finished reading last night's blog!!---You watched the NATURE show!!---I think that is one of the best I have seen!!----GLAD you all watched it!!----
UPDATE FROM HUMMER CAM....She's working hard today on both the new nest and repairing the upper nest. I'm going to get the camera ready. Hopefully, it will be back up soon ... December 21, 2008
SUNRISE AT LW IS AROUND 7:55A.M.
I wonder if the little Hummer ever stops for a rest?
MORNIN' JO!!---Where are you seeing the BURROWING OWL?
Those puppys never run out of energy. Don't think I've seen puppys that are as active as these all the time.
I can't see 'PRINCE XI'?---Has anyone see him today???
The bright sunshine is certainlydeceiving!
Norma - on the Wild Watch CamThe opening has been snowed over..Watching for his tracks to see if he comes out!
YEA RED!!---Would be nice to have energy like that just for an hour!--ho!
Good morning, everyone. Sounds like the cold caught up with you, we are going for a small heat wave. It is supposed to get up to 10 today, -9 right now.
Thanks JO!----I checked that yesterday & couldn't see them!---Will check again!!
Deb, after listening to your temperatures for the last week, I'm sure glad I live in the south. It sure makes me remember the 11 years I lived in Canada.
Tom has the new little pitiful dog at the vet. Maybe they can tell us what to do to "beef" him up. Didn't show Luney till 10:35. They should keep the cam on him 35 minutes later. Of course, his mommy came and got him and now they are both out of camera range!! :(
MORNIN' DEB!---Oh yeah!---We have had a touch of your weather!!---Seems to be staying with us!!---ho!
It's always colder somewhere, Red, my only saving grace on days like these. Minot, ND, -22! Then you think, Oh -9 isn't so bad!
SISSY---That makes me so MAD---I could bite nails too!!---Just wanted a peek at him!----Now we probably will get to watch him sleep!---ho!---Is he not the most HANDSOME "PANDA" ever!!!!!PS---"TAI" IS STILL A HANDSOME CHAP!!! ho!--
He is beautiful Norma. They all are. I am afraid we aren't gonna get to see him walking around before they take him away from us.
I don't know, maybe he will surprise us! He certainly is trying. If he could just get a better grip.
It is snowing on the moose again.
SISSY---You said the new DOG scares the CAT!!----I bet if the CAT would stop & stand up to the DOG---He would run--ho!!---
Good morning again, everyone.***MERRY CHRISTMAS***We have 53° with light rain in So Cal this morning, and we will be rising to 60° with sometime showers in the P.M.It sounds fairly mild, but somehow it is starting to feel like Christmas around here. I'll have to look to see if they've gotten snow in the local mountains...that sometimes makes a very fun trip.Have a Christmasy day.C(°ٿ°)DJim
Human dad in puppy penThey are having a ballThey love those Candy Cane chews they get..
DEB!--DUMB QUESTION??--Is SF??
I don't know if you noticed the Hummingbird nestcam. He has pictures of the two nests and camera angles drawn out with photos.But if you look at the current picture, it appears the nest has lost its moorings in the rain. At the very least, it is no longer in a vertical position, and it might have fallen to the ground altogether.C(°ٿ°)DJim
NO TRASH CAN!!-----What city is SF?
Red, you have it as cold as we do here! Yuck!! That's not Southern Living!!!Oh, Sissy, I certainly hope Buddy doesn't lodse his teeth...but dentition is so influenced by diet...please let us know what you find out when Tom gets home.Maine is supposed to get a 24" blizzard!WInds still blowing here, but nowhere near as bad a b4!
HO, HO, HO, Everyone in Eagleland! Hope everyone is doing well.Read most blog, but didn't get to write til now.Have off work this week until Fri. Hope I can get everything done.Haven't put up tree---think kitties would do a number on it!Have Dr. appt in PM that is close to a Wallymart. Maybe they will have a tiny one.Or I might make another Feeiz Navidad palm tree like last year!! If not, it will be the ceramic lighted one this year.Paula, glad your sons got to see a winning Redskin game!!Time to do dishes & wrap a couple presents.....
MORNIN' MOVIN'JIM!---Sounds like weather is good in CA?----
Norma, since you have the fireplace, you really should have a supply of wood and kindling to use in emergencies! If the power goes off and you don't have heat, it could be so dangerous...the older we get, hypothermia because deadly!When are you traveling to Shepherdstown, and how long are you staying? You WILL be making nest visits, right???
SF is Sioux Falls, about 1 hour north of me.
Sp.---Feliz.It's about 24 here & windy, but sun is out.My folks and I spent one Xmas in Miami. Was strange to see all the palm trees w/lights, but you could go in the pool!COOL ☺ ☺ ☺
By the way, you might find it useful in future to know the toys at the zoo...SD in this case...seem very cute and well made (Malaysia in this case).I got a stuffed Panda for my niece, and it came yesterday. It looked exactly like ZZ happily peering at me when I opened one end of the box... [:~D]C(°ٿ°)DJim
Just received some more beautiful Christmas cards in the mail... BBL
The vet said he thinks Buddy's teeth can be saved. Gonna clean them and neuter him at the same time after 1-2 weeks of antibiotics. He said he thought the hair loss was because of hormonal imbalance. I can't help but believe it is nutritional. Anyway, he got his shots and all that. So, we will see.
I hear the eagles in Maine.
Just remembered to view your new photos Loretta! Love the eagle getting ready forhis stocking to be filled! lol
Hey everybody......!!!!!! Guess who is home!!! WOW! Did I ever have the most wonderful weekend. I was completely SPOILED! And, it snowed all day Friday...it was just beautiful, then it just got COLD and sloppy! LOL We stayed at Le Parker Meridian, oh la la, and upgraded to a suite each. ☺ Dined elegantly at Gramercy Tavern before going to Spamalot. It was fantastic. Saw the Christmas spectacular Saturday. Sat we had snow, sleet and rain. Yuk! But we ducked into places to have lattes and hot chocolate. Dined elegantly again Saturday night. Excellent bottles of wine each night. Shopped some, but mostly window shopped. Went to the Top of the Rock. Had coffee and scones in the Oak Room at the Grand Hotel, walked in a snow covered central park. And, then we came home...flight on time! ☺ Jack was there to greet me. It could not have been better. I am truly blessed with the greatest of sons. I held on to his arm tightly so as not to fall in ice and snow. He took wonderful care. We had fun!
I should also say I have enjoyed looking at all of my beautiful Christmas cards.Now today I need to start cooking to prepare for all the kids being here for a few days.Probably after Christmas I will post NYC Christmas pictures for you all to see. NYC Christmas decorations were beautiful.
It sounds like a wonderful weekend, Lolly, so glad you had a wonderful time!
Sissy, in case you missed my post late last week...I saw lil Luney up on all fours and took 3 steps before he belly-flopped! It was on that slick surface, too!
Welcome home, Lolly. So glad you had a great time in NYC. What is Top of the Rock??? Not familiar w/ it! Your son is a dear...what a wonderful present for his dear momma!!
Oh, Sissy, I just cry when I think about what your Buddy has been through. Speaking of which....what's Thelma--and her Buddy--up to? She hasn't been on lately!
WELCOME HOME, LOLLY:)
Thank you DEB!----I thought it was San Francisco!!----DUH??---Don't you have a sister in CA?----
Welcome Home Lolly! Your trip sounds greater then any of us can imagaine!
Xi Lan sleeping peacefully. Looks like it's snowing again in Utah!
LOLLY!---WOW!---Sounds as if you had a WONDERFUL--WONDERFUL time!!--Does he ever take Mothers---- who do not have SONS to take them????---KIDDIN'----You certainly do have a COOL son!!---
Jim, much better rain than snow, huh?? Have you ever lived in a cold climate area? My friend in Highlands said earlier this week that the mountains were snow-covered.
HEDGIE!---We are going to LISA'S house for Christmas---She lives in Shepherdstown!!----Going 24th!!
Norma, I have one sister in Sioux Falls and one in Huntington Beach, CA.
Well, there is the first eagle I have seen all day, at Maine.
Lolly, I am so glad you had such a great time. I almost felt like I was there the way you described it.Lynn, I did see Luney take a couple of steps last week too. Thelma and Buddy were up here this weekend. They are doing fine. She will be here Christmas Eve. We all are staying at my house and waiting on Santa!!
DEB!---I kept thinking you couldn't be going to SAN FRANCISO all the time!---ho!---forgive me!
just talked to Ceil, they just left Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, the next train stop is Fargo, ND, they are running about 8 hours behind, things are going well.
Thanks for the update Mits!I had been wondering about them...BBL
Temperature in Fargo is -11, stay on the train, Ceil!Norma, too bad I can't go to San Fran all the time, woudln't that be fun!
deer at snowmancam
she better stay on that train....she said it was very cold in Chicago yesterday, train is crowded.
GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES
I suppose most of the stops are pretty quick turnarounds. Do they have sleeping rooms, at least that would make it nice at night?
yes, they have sleepers:)
Oh, how cute are they! I count 7 of them, no make that 8?
Cape Coral Ospery cam is back up!
Update on the Puppies' Adventures yesterday:Hi all, so sorry we were unable to update yesterday about the reunion of the 6 pups. What with work, holiday shopping, wrapping gifts, playing with our adult Shibas and taking care of the pups we were pretty worn out.The reunion, in a word, would be "Excitement!". Each of the pups went crazy when their brothers and sisters showed up. Akoni and Ando tested who would be the bigger Alpha (boys will be boys!) and I think it was a tie. Autumn was just soo sweet and loving. Ayumi was making sure that everyone knew she was the princess.Aki romped around with the other puppy breeds and was taking to a large German shepherd pup. And Amaya loved to jump into everyone's lap, especially a small boy who sat down to play with them.At one point we had the "Shiba 500" going around the room as all the pups were chasing each other. What a sight!
BBLSon is here & wrapping presents
Just finished cleaning out deep freeze...stupid thing to do on such a cold day, huh? Can't believe what you find in the bottom of a chest freezer....heaven only knows how old some of the stuff is...yuck! Dumped old bread products outside for the animals.....dog keeps going to the fence thinking she can reach it! LOL---faked her out!
Hope she doesn't choose now (age 9) to learn what doxies were bred for.....burrowing after badgers! So far she has never been a digger!
Well, Hedgie, I was born in a cold climate...Minnesota...but we moved out here when I was just short of 4 years old. I still remember some of the snowsuit drills with all the layers and such, but I have anything but total recall of the time.Since then we drove back to MN for a family wedding during a blizzard week, and I've made a bunch of trips to the snow in the local mountains here...I would have to do some quick study programs to survive in the snow nowdays though. Sorry about the deleted comments, but the software incited me to do something that resulted in repetitions of an earlier comment.C(°ٿ°)DJim
Going to wrap some now, and then run out to WalMart for a couple of last minute sale items...saw an ad for a purse-size digital picture keeper/displayer...think my youngest would like that!
XL (Xi Lan) is trying to crawl using his back legs, resting, trying again, resting.....C(°ٿ°)DJim
Oh, it is so hard to get back to routine! I have cornbread in the oven, now to go prepare the cranberries. Michael gave me some presents to wrap and I need to prepare the bedrooms for company, well family anyway.I want to visit all the cams, but do not have the time.Oh, I needed all of you. As wonderful as Michael is, you should hear him rag on my eagles. He's an attorney, good at debate, and so sharp and quick at comebacks. I needed you to help me in the defense of eagle watching. LOL
They have a full house waiting to see Old Faithful erupt at snowy Yellowstone Park...maybe 10 minutes to wait now.C(°ٿ°)DJim
Jim, Minnesota definitely qualifies as snow country!! You were lucky to grow up elsewhere!!!Are you a skiier in your mountains? My friend is...and now her son and grandchildren are living there so she's looking forward to teaching the grands to ski!BBL.
HUMMER UPDATE.......I've moved the camera to the new nest, although I'm sure she'll end up using her old nest. She's been working on this nest between clutches for the past year. ... December 22, 2008
Eagle at PH
Eagle at Maine. They were both there and one flew off!
Eagle at Maine!
I see I am late on the Maine announcement, both eagles are at PH now.
Oops, make that only one at PH.
I just came in from filling the bird feeders, they sure eat a lot when it is cold.
both eagles at PH again.
I love to watch nestorations when they move sticks together, one on each end.
The PH nest is rocking in the wind.
Snowing at the Grand Canyon.Cloudy at Teddy Roosevelt, I don't think Ceil will see this, I think she is further north on the train.Theodore Roosevelt National Park
I am off to meet my son for my one trip to Toys R Us! Be back in time for dinner!
Eagles are gone from PH.
Eagle at both PH and Maine!
Well, while I was typing...poof!
LOL, Lolly, get your son on the blog...gotta fight on fair ground!Glad you had a great time....
Look at that reflection on the left trunk...
Osprey in CC!
Eagle back at PH.
Wow, what a lot of fun on here today! Oh Lolly! We are so excited for you and all the fun you had !!There were some power outages overnight in our area, mostly Hedgesville town area, and out near the new Wal Mart ... Imagine those power company dealing with the repairs....hope they have heated gloves ! Norma: How long will you be in Shepherdstown! Had no idea your daughter lived there! I see the "little broom" in BWE is a pine branch...Take Care all, if I manage to get a few more cards in the mail today, they will get where they are going....late !Love to all, will be checking back later....xoxo ♥
See the Eagle in Maine at the branch, checked the Moose in the snow, and saw Pelican Harbor Eagle before it bailed...Did something funky somehow and had Maine Eagle super-imposed on the Pelican Harbor site ! West End looks gnarly, and I have yet to see anything at Seal Rocks. Prayers for you and your Mother....continue daily Well, I have to behave now after drinking in some of the Beauty out there. Hedgie, I have a Banjo Christmas CD, think I will drop it into the player and think of you ! xo ♫ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♥☺
Oh dear, I lost the word "Paula" off the last post. Paula - Prayers on the wing daily for you and your mother.... xoxoxo
Margy, do you have to work tonight??
Deb Yes, I have two more twelves ahead of me....6 pm to 6 am...then off at 6 am Christmas Eve until 6 pm the day after Christmas....
It is good that you get Christmas off, that will be fun for you!
Thanks, Deb - gives me a chance to be with James when he sees what Santa has delivered! He's 9, so we can squeak in one more "Believing in Santa"Christmas, before someone spoils it for him..(I think he knows already but we are not acknowledging any of that ! ) ☺ ♥
You are probably right about him knowing, but it is good to get in one more Santa Christmas. Kids grow up too fast it seems.Both osprey at CC.
grannyblt, wherever you are today: Thanks for the info about the problems with the envelopes....I have been taping down any loose ends! Got a card last year that was all ripped up, and it had a gift card in there, I was fortunate to get it! I would never call that important info Trivia...! ☺ xo ♥
Oh, managed to re-install Active X in time to see ONE Osprey at CC...still have to re-install some things after the big computer clean up two weeks ago...Such a beautiful bird...and so nice to see them...
One eagle at BWOI have this crazy cassette, "Natural Christmas" - has Christmas songs with animal bird and nature sounds super-imposed onto it, have all kinds of birds and animal noises in my house right about now, loons, many other birds, geese, wolves, waterfall sounds, it's pretty amusing! ♪ ♫ ☺
glad the CC osprey cam is back on:)
I have a CD like that, Margy....
If you don't have the moose cam up right now, make sure and open it, poor moose!
woo...heavy snow on moosecam...
Oh Dear, what a brave soul...hope he has lots of FAT underneath that fur !
Hi Mits ! ♥ ☺
think our eagles should be coming in soon....I hear something by the mic
Moose cam just changed to a different picture.
I saw that...was a standing moose there, now it is gone
think it is just the wind making noise near the mic
sunset at nest 4:51p.m.
I think it is snowing at the Burrowing owl cam again, too. It is hard to tell, but the tracks seem to be disappearing again.
days are already getting a little longer:)
Now both at BWE.
Eagle OUR NEST!
You called it right, Mits ! We got a visitor !!
I see Deb really windy up there for our eagle.
The feathers are flying around in the wind. I was hoping they would both show up, looks like this one is thinking of leaving.
I wanted to shout: Don't Leave !! I think it was Liberty? I think Belle would have stayed around to work on the nest a little...Happy to share the view with special friends !
gone at BWE, also.
At least we still have the beauty at BWE - - ☺
Candy: If you are around: I am listening to Smokey Mountain Christmas now ! ♪ ♫ ☺
here come the geese
Did, at BWE...past tense... :(
yes, Deb, snowing at burrowing owl cam again....
Paula and Norma I watched the nature show last night also. It was beautiful country. Animals were awesome. I did think that guy was going to freeze to death though. Then when everyone was watching through their binoculars and they seen the eagle. That was awesome!!
Mits - want to get up at 6 in the morning? ISS moves through here around 6:04...will be -1.9 - not that terribly bright, but I will just be getting off work, so I will watch for it.... Might be a few stray Ursid meteors over night too..Brrrr don't think I will be able to see them.
Our eagle didn't stay very long. Short visit.
I saw that Margy....think I might pass:)
As much as I don't want to go out, the snow plow just went by. More snow tonight, so I had best get gointEAGLE
I guess I will wait a bit.
Hellooooooo Mama !
man she almost landed on his head
And 2...Belle just dropped in to see the nice fluff Lib brought...
Oh Paula...so glad you are here !
just like a woman, now she wants to get busy
Lib off to the right....
She poofed too!
And you too, Dana, and everyone else feasting their eyeballs ! ☺ ♥
And gone, that means snow blower for me. BBL
Do we have sound..can't tell here
Lake Washington nest looks like a Christmas card
yes, sound is working
Daggone it! Not long enough to collect some more Eagle-gazers ! Well, I have to find the Fairy - she has a Big Task tonight.Work Looms ! Check out Venus, the Planet of Love ♥TTFN xoxox
eagle at BWO
poof on that one too
Thanks, Mits.Poofing here as well....later!
UPDATE FROM NBG.....Eagle CamEagle cam update: Due to technical problems at the nest location, Eagle Cam will be offline until early January. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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