Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday Night

New thread.

110 comments:

paula eagleholic said...

Happy Saturday Evening, all!

Thanks for the new thread, Steve.

Mema Jo said...

Thanks for the late night thread, Steve

Good evening everyone...

deb said...

Thanks for the heads up, Paula, and thanks for the new thread, Steve!

Mema Jo said...

Went to mass - ate dinner out - came home and now relaxing - did watch end of a movie.

I'm like you Hedgie - Too early but bed sure sounds great!

Paula - Glad you are home safe & sound. Hope your mom is in good spirits.

magpie said...

Oh Hello !

There is a Gaze of Racoons at Pix Pa....or it is Mess o'Racoons..
Haven't check prior threat yet, maybe this is old news....

xo ☺

deb said...

The puppies are back home, raccoons in Pix PA.

magpie said...

Catch you all in about 200 blog posts, got to see what I missed, all the people and animal news...

magpie said...

Oh Cool, Deb, we were watching the stripies at the same time...

xo ☺☺

Mema Jo said...

3 moose on cam lying down for the night

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good evening all. Went to a Christmas dinner tonight that was really good.

Mema Jo said...

Deb - saw you mentioned the Tracks on the burrowing owl cam. Wish we could catch him out & about.

deb said...

Me, too, Jo. I had it open all day and didn't see any change after I noticed the tracks, so we will need to watch earlier.

magpie said...

Oh Man, I am dying ! What I missed today! I knew I should have asked if Ceil was leaving from DC !! I was in Martinsburg about the time the Capitol Limited would have gone through, and had she been on the side of the train facing the terminal, she might have fallen over to see the Magpie on the Platform jumping up and down !!

Mema Jo said...

Watching the ice skating at NYC
Rockerfeller Center

magpie said...

I am so excited about the Tundra Swans that Nature Nut saw today...just checked for pictures, and cannot find anything yet, of them nor the Eagle....maybe later? Or I am not looking in the right place...

I had Norfolk up early this morning and saw one, then two, then one, then none, then I checked out....

magpie said...

I cannot wait to grill NormaByrd about her upcoming visit to Shepherdstown for Christmas!


Maybe when Ceil returns, I can catch her on the flip flop and tell her to sit on the terminal side when coming through Martinsburg! That would be worth taking off work for ! It comes through around 11:35 AM, when it is on time....(which it often, IS NOT, but I can call the 800 number and check on the schedule. I would love that ! ♥

magpie said...

Hedgie: M the guy that the chopper was looking for (and I can't believe they could come out with the cloud cover...) had run from the police when they tried to pat him down, thought they felt a weapon in his pocket, and away bad guy went running on foot, and that was after about an hour of playing ring around the rosey with him about his identity...I got off work about the time the helicopter was due to get in the area....

deb said...

Did anyone see the animal with the skinny tail on PIX PA besides me? I got a picture of it, but it is a lousy picture.

Mema Jo said...

Hi Sharon - Holidays does mean goooooood Food! I bet the friendships there were just as good as the food!

magpie said...

Man oh man, shopping with a little one, (grandson, who else??) - encouraging him to find some little gifties for others, can be a Real Challenge this time of the year...but we managed to pull it together, him and his Dad..AND we bought some cookies to put out for Santa.

I am way late in getting Christmas cards out, but found some real gems at K-Mart, so in a way I guess I am glad I am late getting to it....

xoxo Hello Everyone, you can tell I have a lot of pent-up Jabber in me ! ☺ ♥

Mema Jo said...

Margy - the train would probably have stopped and picked you up thinking you were flagging them down!!

magpie said...

I do not like the sound of the weather forecast...
I feel so bad for the homeless or nearly homeless, and those in ramshackle housing...it's a sad part of the holiday...

And tonight, the last night of Autumn...tomorrow at 0704 Eastern Standard Time, we are officially in Winter.

Mema Jo said...

Deb - where is the pic?
Was it an opossum?

Mema Jo said...

Just checked out all your bird feeder pics Deb. Quite a variety of birds!

deb said...

Check your mail, Jo!

magpie said...

Deb - I didn't - because I was over her talking my head off ! Do you think, maybe Possum? You can post your picture...we can study it and make guesses !

Mema Jo, I might have just jumped on that train! I could have gotten off at Cumberland, and had my brother in Frostburg put me up for the night and bring me home... ☺ ☺ or - gotten snowed in up there with him....! Not sure workplace would have liked that come 6 pm Sunday though....

Mema Jo said...

I am certain without a doubt that it is an opossum in your picture. I saw him there one other evening rather late.

deb said...

I put it on Nest Pictures, too, just now.

magpie said...

And I would love to have seen the Cat at Pix Pa...what were its colorings? We have seen two different ones there this year so far, on white and black, and one, mostly brown or something mottled...

Mema Jo said...

lol Maybe it is an overgrown RAT that the cat was after earlier!!!

deb said...

Ok, thanks, I don't think I have ever seen a possum before!

deb said...

It was the mottled cat, Margy, I sent that picture to momsters mail.

magpie said...

I hear birds at NCTC - oh, how I wish it would be Tundra Swans and they swing by here....gotta go outside and check...
Yep, I say possum too...fat little thing, but they are one of the cleanest animals, according to my DNR calendar...

paula eagleholic said...

LOL, Deb...sorry had to laugh...you've never seen a possum? They are everywhere around here...

deb said...

They were in and out all day at my feeders and the Okie feeders today. I finally figured out if I stand on my couch I can get a fairly good picture through the window.

magpie said...

Okay, Deb - I will head over there, after checking your birdfeeder pics.

I loved Glo's story about the lady at the shelter and the Peanut Butter Treats for Dex....what a special place and all that people there are.... and I agree, Santa does look like Lolly's Jack! I think Wanda mentioned that this morning...

magpie said...

Sent you a pic on email of our Possum of a few weeks ago, Deb...he's quite the looker !! ☺

magpie said...

Hi Paula, it sure is good to see you tonight. Bet your house and yard look all twinkly and beautiful...

magpie said...

Wow, awesome birds, Deb, now, on to find the cat !

deb said...

I remember that, Margy, here I just saw the back of the animal, but mostly saw that skinny tail.

deb said...

If I did see one in the wild, Paula, it has been so long ago, I forgot about it.

magpie said...

Okay, just cruised through a few sites. I think that cat is the same one that Chrissy captured and sent around, but, that white under the neck, I don't remember seeing on her picture...


Wow what was that at our nest !!

magpie said...

Holey Moley ! What could be up there near the Mic ?
didn't see anything, just can hear it !

paula eagleholic said...

Magpie..I don't have the nest up...you hear birds?

magpie said...

No, just sounded like something very close to the mic, still making some noises now but not as loud...kind of sounded like something landed....

magpie said...

Something is still messing around up there...

magpie said...

I hear Geese....could be tundras...cannot tell for sure, maybe just Canada Geese, straining my eardrums, volume is up high as it will go..

magpie said...

FYI - Puleston site has a couple of neat additions, one of a red-winged blackbird hitchiking on the back of a hawk, and another pictorial and story about gulls and some ducks and things in Vancouver, BC. Some really neat stuff there...

magpie said...

Six racoons at Pix Pa

and it is funny to see that Big Smile on the Snowman at the Snowman cam....guess he is truly in his element...☺

Mema Jo said...

I can only hear the wind ------
but then I am deaf in one ear & can't hear too well out of the other.......

I have the speakers turned up really high........

magpie said...

All's quiet now at our Nest, except for the wind picking up... hope the cameras survive the bad weather coming up

Well, I am going to bed soon, and getting up before dawn to start Christmas cards....sure am glad I don't have to work tonight with the weather forecast what it is...

Peace, Love and Prayers to all, and God Bless Us, Every One...xo ♥

magpie said...

Yo, Mema...my boss thinks I need my ears checked! I don't think so, but if she recommends it, then the county doctors can foot the bill....
Nighty Night, special people...
turning all the cams and blogs off now....Sleep Well, and wake up to
Winter ! xoxo

magpie said...

Okay I wasn't going to do this, (come back on ) but I wanted to share a little treasure with you.
Grandson, his father and I wolf down some chow at Burger King after shopping, he has his usual dozen chicken nuggets. Totally without provocation after eating, he goes to the counter, and tells the first guy he sees what good cooks they are! It put a big smile on the young counter attendant's face, and he wished James a hearty Merry Christmas! I try not to go on and on about the grandson, but, sometimes I can't resist. He is such a blessing in my life.
Okay, now I can go to sleep. With a couple of handfuls of prayers...
xo ☺ ♥

Mema Jo said...

Sounds as though grandson has a Great Mentor!


Going to call it a day... I think Hedgie fell asleep.. Not sure where everyone else is - Not out shopping I hope!

Peace to you & yours
Prayers for all our needs being said
(((hugs))) ♥ ♥ ♥

hedgie said...

Hey, Margie...hope I catch you before you hit the pillows! Wondered what you had been up to today! There was a highway fatality early this evening, but didn't catch location. Apparently also something big on the bypass in CT. Hope you rest well.....the Christmas cards won't mind if you sleep past dawn!!
Good night, fowl friends. Prayers for all. Hope the bad weather misses us all!

Costume Lady said...

Watched Christmas movies this evening...really gets you in the spirit.
MARGY, talk all you want about grandson...love to hear it! Such a sweet thing he must be. Takes after his Grammy:)

I'm going to join the rest of you...Night, Night time.

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
SWEET DREAMS
PRAYERS

(Deb, I think it is a possum, too)

deb said...

Night all, thanks for the possum id!

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Mema Jo said...

Cowboys 24
Ravens 33

Great Game!

magpie said...

You will not believe this !

We had an Eagle in the Nest right now, snoozing away.....!

magpie said...

I can tell you this much....I have been up and down all night, and when I looked in at 3 AM, this bird was not there...

magpie said...

...And now...to try to see what happens next....

Good Sunday Morning to All!

I put a pic out on the Momsters email.. ☺

magpie said...

I figure this is Belle. She just raised her head up, looked around, then settled back in...

magpie said...

Doing nestorations now...

magpie said...

Fussed around a little and now back to snoozin'

I think maybe Liberty is in the branch, just heard some noise near the microphone, and when she was up moving around, she was looking up towards a branch... ☺

magpie said...

I know you all are going to about have heart failure if this bird is still roosting when you check in this morning...

magpie said...

RDHC has a new view..the apple feeder has been relocated, and there were deer there overnight

I cannot get Norfolk to open up, yet -

magpie said...

I sent Steve a Picture of the Bird in the Nest...

magpie said...

Got Norfolk opened but screen all black, but I do hear Eagles calling at Maine...☺

magpie said...

Female Pheasant is at Scottish feeder ☺

magpie said...

Might be raining or something at the nest....funny squiggly lines in addition to the Spidey web

Costume Lady said...

GOOD MORNING MARGY,
How long has our visitor been in the nest?

Costume Lady said...

It looks like Lib and he's ASLEEP!

magpie said...

Oh, thank Goodness, Company on here!
I saw her at 0453 - not sure how long before that, but when I looked in around 3 o'clock she was not there.....

I am beyond excited ! xoxo ♥

magpie said...

And an eagle in the snowy nest at Maine !!!

magpie said...

I just assumed it was Belle..'cause mothers do that kind of thing, keep the nest warm and all...she or he has only moved around a little bit, so I could not really tell....

magpie said...

Eagle at Maine has a Meal !

Costume Lady said...

Maybe he/she is showing ownership of that nest...Must mean they are thinking very strongly about a NEW FAMILY. Sooooo exciting!

magpie said...

Second eagle made a noisy arrival in Maine and pretty much chased the first one off the nest...that is NOT playing nice! Blogger Cop is awake too...

magpie said...

And it is snowing and blowing at Maine, and I hear a noise at our microphone...

magpie said...

It is now officially Winter !

Costume Lady said...

He/she is awake!

magpie said...

Yes, Wanda

I remember reading that when the birds start spending the night in the nest they are getting serious about getting those eggs laid ! I know it is too early, but it is a good sign ☺ ♥

magpie said...

Okay, stirring in the nest now!
We need more Momsters and Dadsters !

Costume Lady said...

Doing some nestorations, now.

Costume Lady said...

BIG STICK! Looks like a log:)

Costume Lady said...

Another big stick. So busy, so early:)

Costume Lady said...

OK, another one came in as the other one flew off...but which one?

magpie said...

I think that is Liberty...but I am not an expert...the first one looked big and long, what a fly out! I was trying to save some pics, but got rejected, got just one.

magpie said...

Eagle at Maine still chowing down!

magpie said...

Well, heck, I don't know !!!

Costume Lady said...

GONE...that was so cool, to hear the flutter of the wings!

magpie said...

Yeah, and did you see the stuff in the nest wiggle and move?

Wanda, I am glad you were here with me on this !

magpie said...

Do you have time to look at the Eagle at Maine ? Nice!

Costume Lady said...

I couldn't get a "fly out" either Margy:(

magpie said...

And now, gone! Wonder if he left anything for the other Eagle??

magpie said...

My car windshield is all iced up.. Be careful Wanda if you go out !
And my kitchen table is all full of Christmas cards, addresses, stickers, address labels....oh brother, I am getting a late start !

magpie said...

But I couldn't take my eyes off OUR NEST for very long at a time...

☺ I am happy ☺

magpie said...

I think they will be back, to our nest...maybe getting some breakfast at Betty's!

Everyone, please have a safe and warm day today...
xox

Costume Lady said...

The Maine nest is beautiful, but empty for now.

magpie said...

I saw a nice bunny rabbit at RHDC - couldn't get a screen grab on that one either...that was about an hour ago...

magpie said...

I did see the female Pheasant in Scotland this morning, Wanda, she was beautiful !

Costume Lady said...

I can't tell if there is ice on my car..too far away, but I will be sure to call GeeGee and tell her to stay put today. No church for her or us either if the roads are icy. I don't do ice!

magpie said...

Okay, pen in hand, here I go...

Costume Lady said...

I have sooo many 'favorites bookmarked' that it takes forever to look them up. Need to delete some of them.

Costume Lady said...

OK, Margy...git er dun!

magpie said...

Yes, Wanda...me neither. Good idea to make that call...it is NOT NICE out there...

Take Care!

Boy I sure ate up the Blog this morning! Sorry to be such a Hog !

Costume Lady said...

It's a rough job, Margy, but somebody's got to do it, and who better than you:):)

glo said...

Good morning everyone. New Thread head on over.

magpie said...

Eagle at BWO, and just was a Mess o'squirrels at Pix Pa.

I just can't behave myself !

First pic of royal couple thread