Good Morning, Eagleland!Thanks for the new thread, Steve
Thank you Steven for new thread!Happy Saturday Morning Everyone!
Hi Paula! Gotta read back & see if our birds made a visit.
Hope those under the weather start feeling better soon. Sucks to be so sick around the holidays!
GOOD SATURDAY MORNIN G EVERYONE. Thanks for the headsup, Paula and the new thread, Steve;)
WANDA, sorry you have been feeling poorly, if it is that stomach thing, it lasts about 5 or 6 days....hubby and I both had it 2 weeks ago, so both of us were on our own, it was dreadful, I lost 5 days of getting prepared, that is why I sent no Christmas cards this year, had to many things to catch up on to get ready, after it left.
Thank you Wanda for saving AM pics.Sorry you were sick for holiday----get better!Our son & DIL from TN gave us a beautiful fleece throw. It looks just like sheepskin!Put it in it's square box on table w/our tiny tree. Both kitties took turns checking out the comfort level last night!
Good Soggy Saturday MorningIt is wet looking here in the valleyGetting in gear to head out to daughter's up around Big Pool for lunch. I need to read earlier comments - looks like I will find out where my friend Wanda has been. Sickness of any kind should take a break over Christmas!Be back before I leave for the mountains - need to check out cams hurriedly....I am running late.
Poor, poor Wanda. Snuggle back into bed and let Gene cater to your every need...and try to eat, dear girl. Maybe some chicken soup or some mashed taters?? Nap tight.Morning every who jumped on while I was gone. Reading papers has made me drowsy...hmmmm...Sat...nothing special to do...should I take a panda nap?Bummer that we can't see lil Luney again til Monday! And then we will only have 4 days. Just not fair!!
This morning pics are awesome, Wanda.Thanks and I think you will start to feel better now! Really have been thinking and wondering about you! I thought you and Gene took off to celebrate your up coming anniversary! loLove
Beautiful deer at SnowmanTurkey gobblers out in PA woodsBird feeders MT at OkieBWE & BWO MtStill no pic on the Moose CamBurrowing Owl pic still frozenLW MT nest
looks like snowman cam is getting rain today, and, snow tomorrow, their high temp today will be 50°
OWL AT BURROWING OWL CAM
owl back in the hole
Didn't realize how great your timing was, MITS! Thank you for finding the OWL at his burrow!
Eagle still at BWO
2 eagles now at BWO
Eagles were at PH, TH and WE this morning...
Correction...2 still at TH
EAGLE AT LW...
BOTH AT LW, DOING NESTORATIONS
EAGLE AT OUR NEST TOO.
EAGLE OUR NEST!!!
2 eagles at BWO
SHE JUST CAME IN...MAN THEY ARE LOUD
2 EAGLES NOW!!!---WOW!
Belle Moving a load of fluffLib tugging at a stick at the back
2 EAGLES OUR NEST, 2 EAGLES BWO AND 2 EAGLES LW
Two eagles at TH, too!
Wow! They brought in a tree that time!! Good morning eagle friends!!GO MOUNTAINEERS!!! Tom, Andrew, and Mattie went to the game with our nephew. I am at Mrs. Riffe's today. It is our weekend to stay with her.
The sound is really good this morning from our nest. I am lovin' it!
POOF, had that head-bobbing going
Belle took off from the middle of the nest towards the right...
Both gone now. They sure are working hard on that nest!!
Poof for Lib as well
More twigs and sticks!!
Back w a nice stick!
yikes back, having trouble with at stick
good day to do some nestorations
Belle is back w/ a stick too
lol, you could see him duck when she was coming in
Love the closeup!
Poof for belle
That was a cool takeoff from this end of the nest
she must be flying around the nest
they sure are not as vocal as the Maine couple
poof at LW
One back at LW. One osprey in CC.
WOW!---Back again!!---They must be moving in soon!!----
Lib up to the left
I love watching them walk around the nest and then to hear the wing flaps, Thank you NCTC--what a wonderful cam we have this year.
LW gone again. Two back at TH.
DIVER above the cam at Bonaire!
Had my Bro watching too...Gotta go get ready to see Mom....will check back later!
I just got to see flippers, not the person in the flippers.
SISSY!!---SISSY!!---Why didn't you jump in the car & head for CHARLOTTE!!---Isn't far from you all---is it???----
Diver took a picture of the cam and I didn't get the shot, darn it.
DEB!---I feel like I have died & gone to EAGLE HEAVEN!!---ho!---Lo & behold!!----2 DIVERS!!!---LIFE IS GOOD!!----
Norma, Charlotte is only about 3-1/2 hours from us. But there wasn't anyone to stay with Mrs. Riffe and I really needed to work, so I selflessly sacrificed!! LMBO! I would have loved to have gone but Mattie wanted to go so bad. I am gonna go back home and watch it on my big screen plasma tv with Thelma and Sher. Maybe we will get to see them on the camera.
NCTC NEST WEATHER..............This AfternoonPartly sunny. Highs around 60. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. » ZIP Code Detail TonightMostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. SundayCloudy in the morning...then becoming partly sunny. A 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. » ZIP Code Detail Sunday NightMostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. MondayMostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. AMEN.......
I am glad you got to see them, Norma!
just heard some shots, guess this will b e the last day for that activity at NCTC
Saw 1 eagle at BWO. Is that a dead bird in BWE nest? See some feathers too.
GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!---PAULA---NATURENUT---HELEN---JO---HEDGIE---DEB & SISSY!!! I couldn't believe how long the ROYAL COUPLE stayed at the nest!!--then back!!-----COOL way to start the day!!!---
60, that would feel wonderful, we got into the 40's yesterday and that was great.
**GOOD MORNING****FROM A FRIGID SO CAL****TO YOU ALL**I think it got down to about 34-35°, and it's still only 38° here.As lightly as we dress for the normal weather around here, that is CCOOOOOLDT!!C(°ٿ°)DJim
Yes, that was a bird at BWE, we think it was a crow, or at least something black.
Just heard more shots Mits! That seems like sacrilege to me, shooting around our precious eagles!!
Loretta, dead bird has been in BWE nest since Christmas Eve
To set the record straight, it has been colder here, and it does freeze sometimes.You might remember it was always a huge problem when we used to have all the orange groves here. They'd have everybody they could get up all night keeping the 'smudge pots' running, trying to keep the fruit from freezing.C(°ٿ°)DJim
well it seems like they make themselves scarce once they hear the shooting, there have been no late afternoon visits the last few weeks on Saturdays
Need to read the last blog---Has CANDY mentioned the BOWL GAME?---WV plays NC today in the MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL!!----GGGGOOOOOOOOOO EEEEEEEEEEERRRS!!
There have been a few snows, too, haven't there, Jim? I seem to remember seeing pictures of snow.
I think it's the last of 'BLACK POWDER' season!!---(probably wrong)----
hey Sissy, what is going on at the Bluefield cam????
never mind, everyone is leaving now
MORNIN' MOVIN'JIM!!---We have been having beautiful weather here!---This morning the fog was so thick--one could have cut it with a knife!!----A bit chilly though!!
I hear a train. The sound seems clearer today than usual. Is it just me?
Is the Jefferson Street cam down or something Mits? I never look at it.
Jim, are the orange groves gone? I remember the smudge pot news from out there as well as FL...but of course we had them here, too, for the apple and peach orchards--which have declined greatly--as well as fans and spray trucks--they would go ahead and spray blossoms or fruit w/ water to form ice to protect them from the cold temps in early spring/fall.
Yes, Deb, it occasionally snows here, right on the beach areas...you probably saw some snow pics from your relative in Huntington Beach.And, culminating a long, frigid story in the El Toro Marine Base area when I returned to the States from Nam in Dec 67, I arrived at my sister and b-i-l's place in Leucadia (12/15 mi. s. of Oceanside) to news that it had snowed there the last couple of days (less than 1/4 mi. from the surf). And they had Polaroids of it all over the roof and yard ... maybe 4-5 inches.(I believe Polaroid has stopped making their instant film cameras, and probably the film will go before too long ... kind of sad.)C(°ٿ°)DJim
ewwiiee at BWO
Just read yesterday's blog!---Sorry WANDA had to postpone her FL trip!!---HOPE YOU ARE FEELING MUCH BETTER!!---BUMMER to be sick doing holidays!!---WANDA better check!!---MEGAN may still be in your 'trunk' waiting for the bus to move!!--ho!
Also read PAULA'S MOTHER is feeling better!!---WOW!--That's a GOOD THING!!----
Oh no!! I haven't looked back at the blog. Wanda!!! Feel better right now!! (please)
Looks like both eagles are at the West End nest this morning.C(°ٿ°)DJim
Good afternoon all! Mattie, Tom and Andrew have gone to Charlotte for the Meineke Car Care Bowl. They were so excited!
Okay, so my post is old news. Sissy has already reported my news! :)
yikes that was a big bang.
lol...old news is good news...Sharon...what time is the game?
Going home for a while. BBL!
WONDERFUL "HAPPY HOLIDAYS" card from the FRIENDS OF BLACKWATER!!!--Thanks!!!
Norma, to answer your earlier question, yes, Candy mentioned the game!
Hubby has game channel on 1pm our time.Good Morning Everyone!Seen Our Eagles this morning but the 2nd visit I was back sleeping.
Thanks HEDGIE!!---I read yesterday's blog!!---CANDY mentioned it there!!---ho!!---WIN OR LOSE!----No one could get upset with our 'LITTLE SOUTHERN BELLE'!!!----
MORNIN' DANA!!---You sound as if you all are ready for the game!!---ho!----(i just want WHITE to play well)----This is his last game!!---
HEY BLUEFIELD!!!----What kind of snacks are you folks munching on??
Hello Eagle friends! Last carload just left. All is quiet here and Jack and I are enjoying the peace, but have major house cleaning to do. We also had our grand dog here and he tracked in lots of dead grass and leaves. Christmas was more than grand!!We broke records here yesterday with the high in the low 80's. We had the house open and fans going and thought about turning on the AC. A front came through this morning and it is 63, thank goodness! I don't like this kind of weather this time of year!Glad I have this new laptop. Our computer is down. Hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas.
glad you had a wonderful Christmas, Lolly.
Thanks Helen! Hope yours was. Every other Christmas I have them all here Christmas day and this was the year. So much fun!
Lolly, guess we back here kind of expect you to have those 80's--and Jim and Red, too. When it drops low we are surprised!! Poor Jim is really chilly today!Glad you had a great holiday...rest now--the clean-up can wait!
Helen, have you heard from the western travelers today? Has the snow stopped? How long are they supposed to stay?
we had a wonderful day, just can't believe it is over so fast..
yes, have talked to them several times, think the next storms that are coming in are rain events, they will head b ack home next Saturday, but they are having a wonderful time visiting
I just talked to my sister in Huntington Beach and she told me how cold it was there. My appetizer is ready for tomorrow. It is a little hot, but I think when you add it to the cream cheese it will not taste as spicy.Burrowing owl is back out.
Lolly, are you having any of the tornado activity that is on the news?
No, it is not normal to have 80.s in the middle of winter. Also, we have cold weather frequently. Not uncommon to have an ice storm and we usually have one nice snow. (two or three inches) And, have known us to have 12 inches of snow....that was in the 60's, LOL.
Two eagles at West End.
Make that one eagle at West End.
Thermometer says it's 54° here, but sun is weak and it doesn't feel that warm. But it doesn't take much to bring out the pests...just saw a fly on the window!
he is a cutie, isn't he, Deb?
No. Last night they told us to expect violent weather early this morning, but all we got was a short rain and I heard thunder twice. Right now we have sunshine, blue sky, a nice breeze and now 64.
Deb, what's your dip recipe?
Mits...have they thought about changing from the train to a plane??? LOL. Sure hope they don't encounter the mess coming home that they had going out!
I have the backdoor open and my windchimes are singing.
3-5 Jalapeno peppers, seeded1 bunch of chives1 cup sugar1 bag cranberries, thawedBlend all together and serve over a brick of cream cheese with crackers.
I use wheat thins, but any kind of cracker like that would work.
Could someone please send me the links to the moose cam, maine cam, and caltran cam? I do have all my favorites on my laptop.
sounds good Deb, my guys would love that one
Lynn, Ceil and MM don't like to fly...so it is what it is:), but there were major problems with the airlines also all this week with weather related problems out there
It is good, Helen, and you can make it spicier if you want by leaving some of the seeds in. Since I don't know what people will like tomorrow, I left all the seeds out. I doubled the recipe this time and it was too much for my blender. If I double again, I will just mix up one batch at a time.
Right, Helen, planes were backed up, too. Deb, sounds really good...the hotter the better for me! Never thought about combining peppers w/ cranberries!
Mmmm..love wheat thins better than any other cracker!
Think I'm going to go check out "the" game...and then find something else to watch! BBL.
EAGLE OUR NEST
NOOOORRRRMMMAAAAA!!!! Are you watching! Our offense is there but it doesn't look like defense has got to the field yet!! 14-14!
COME BACK, LYNN!
Checking out the egg cup
Do you see Lib, Sissy??
watching our eagle now...just stepped away, making myself leftover brunch stuff
Now a little nestorations!
Glad someone else can enjoy the visit.
he actually looks a little warm
Yeah, I do Deb. I didn't like the way he was holding his wing. WE just scored again!!!! 20-14
21-14 now. DEFENSE!!!!
We need some defense in our life in Charlotte!!!
Up close and personal! and gone.
two eewies at BWO,
omg! This ballgame is going to be the death of me, Sher, and Thelma!!
had to go eat, so I missed his takeoff...
I put some pictures on my nest page, Helen. I got one of the up close and personal views.
Well, it is half-time and we are behind 21-23.
Norma, are you watching? Keep looking for Tom and the kids but ain't seen em yet.
thanks, Deb, great shots of them
if you are a regular weather-underground person like I am, you can see awesome photos from around the world...and our own best photographer is on their site now.....our own Deb....SDDEB is her title and she has gotten some great scores:)
hear a train in the background, could be the one heading to Chicago from DC
Okay - I am sitting here waiting for the Thoomp into the nest....Hope you are all having a good day...time to read about the Eagles I missed (twice it looks like ) and see what you guys are up to...☺
Wanda - Glo - and all others...hope that "bug" sprouts very large wings and takes a hike, Pronto!xoxox ♥
There is an eagle at West End but that cam is really gnarly....
I hear an owl hooting at one of the cams, think it is at NCTC....
Wow ! Three Visits at our nest today ! And Some Quadruple Double Eagle Alerts all at the same time! How could you all even type during all that excitement ???Great Stuff !
I'm seeing one Osprey at CC, one eagle at BWO - and not a whole lot else right now on what I can open up...computer is kind of pokey right now...
Good to see some of our friends from across the country...have we heard from Red recently ??By the way, yesterday was visit day with another grandma and grandson and son-in-law - then straight to work...don't pull that kind of schedule very often, but a little Christmas spirit can go a pretty long way when the need is there...I was sure ready for sleep this morning though! Good Afternoon Everyone...xo
I have just returned from Big Pool MDWe crossed South Mt and the sun was shinning all day as we left the fog in Frederick County..Daughter had some beautiful birds at her feeders!WOW MT nest for me now but there is aSNOW BLOWER on the Snowman cam! How lucky can you get!Getting ready for 5:00 mass this evening...... Will pop in afterwards!
Congrats to you WVU 'eers fans.Guess you were on pins and needles there toward the end, huh?Did I ever mention that my dad was born in WInston-Salem, and that many generations of his family were North Carolinians? No further comment...LOL!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL YOU MOUNTAINEEEEEEEERRRRRRR MOMSTERS AND DADSTERS. What a game that was!
Okay, Mema - - Sounds like a wonderful outing today...Send some prayers skyward for all of us....especially the wellness prayers...I know you always do without our even asking...xo ♥
Big Eagle, Big Fish at BWO ☺
And I mean BIG FISH !
Eagle at BW!
I think the train that goes near NCTC is the Norfolk and Southern....Amtrak, though, goes through pretty near my house! I like to leave the window open when I sleep at night to hear the trains ...wonderful sound no matter what line it is.... ☺
Eagle at BW having his supper.
Hedgie and Lolly ! Hello, and I like your new avatars!Hear a little bird chirping away at NCTC - getting ready to roost for the night I suppose...xo
Two eagles at BWO!
Well the chirpy bird is actually at Pelican Harbor....That Eagle at BWO is Attacking that Meal !
And now company, let's see if there is going to be some sharing going on..
Lolly: It sounds like you pretty much had a perfect kind of Christmas Holiday! Thanks so much to Jack for letting us know about your early departure !
We have an EAgle chirping at NCTC - sounds close !
Hi Margy! Jack has taken our computer to be repaired, I am enjoying being home alone. So quiet! LOL Trying to get used to my new laptop.
Actually heard two at NCTC - and one seems to have landed on the cam branch...everything shook for a minute...maybe, a Visit upcoming !Glad you have your laptop Lolly - !
Mits, do you have a link to weather underground?
Yeah, I had to coach him over the phone on what to do. LOL Yes, it has been a fantasy Christmas. Michael also gave his dad a trip for this next summer. They are going to go white water rafting through the Grand Canyon. They will be flown in by helicopter, raft for three days, having their tents put up and gourmet meals cooked for them. Isn't that a riot?!
Hi ya, Margy! Did you rest well?
Sounds like a dream come true, Lolly, for Jack and your son! Yes, Hedgie..I did rest well, thank you...thought I was getting the bug when I first got home, but it seems to have flown away...
Beautiful shot of two eagles at BWO.
Fish seems to be gone from BWO - maybe the one will take it to BWE!
Our Nest is just begging for some nestorations !
I must be seeing things...now the fish and the Eagle are back at BWO - is it rewinding or something ????
Yep - I am just crazy...hit refresh and the platform at BWO is empty - -
Sure enough! Eagle at BWE now...checking to see if the fish is there too !!
I still think our Eagle is perched on a branch overhead...did not hear any swooshing off...
Two Eagles at BWE now.....
Eagle and fish gone from BWO, eagle now at BW.
Lynn just go to weatherunderground.com, click on wunderphotos at top of page, put in SDDEB for Deb's photos
Well, just in case you haven't heard, WVU beat NC 31-30. Tom Riffe can't even talk. Him and Mattie and Andrew have hollered their heads off. They are headed home now, bet traffic is a bear.Where are you Norma?? Did you watch?
SDDEB is Deb'e handle....pretty easy to find once you get to the site....I have about a dozen different cities bookmarked for weatherunderground weather....
Thanks, Mits...headed there now.Margy, don't you dare get sick, too....did you see early posts about Wanda? Even tho' I think we've had different bugs, that's Helen, Ceil, me, Wanda, Deb...Megan earlier in the season! Anyone else I missed?
Okay MITS! Thanks bunches! Beautiful, her art definitely belongs on there ! xoxo
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