Thursday, December 04, 2008

Thursday

New thread.

The new equipment is going through our procurement process, and the tree guys will be here on Monday.

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deb said...

Thanks for the info and the new thread, Steve. I'll get everyone!

paula eagleholic said...

Whoo Hoo!!

The 'tail' is gone at BWE...or covered up in the fur/feathers....

movin said...

Outstanding news on the technical side, Steve.

Do you think possibly, now that we have the zoom feature, that the camera could be moved back a little from the nest, so that we get the total view, including Liberty standing on the edge at 12 o'clock??

And don't forget the edges will get built up even further before the real action starts in the nest.

Thanks, I hope you will consider it.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

paula eagleholic said...

Steve - are you gonna leave the cam up so we can watch? Pretty Please ;)

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle at PH

floralgirl said...

Great! Thanks Steve!!
Hello all:)
If you want to see what I've been doing that's keeping me so busy, I posted some new pics to my blog..
Have a great day! I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa

Mits said...

Thanks, Deb for the roundup, and thanks, Steve for the news

Mits said...

Megan, they are just beautiful:)

deb said...

Megan, your wreaths are so pretty, I really like the third one down! Nice that Mother Nature helps you water them!

Red said...

Megan, you do beautiful work.

Mits said...

yea!!!!! the pretty tree is back:)

Mits said...

Megan is soooooo talented:)

Costume Lady said...

Deb, I like the third one down (to the left) too.
Megan you do such pretty work:)

deb said...

Too bad PH cam is so far back, wonder which eagle is there??

paula eagleholic said...

Megan - I like the 2nd one with the hOlly

deb said...

I checked at IWS, they say it is the male.

deb said...

Too bad we can't smell Megan's wreaths! Can you imagine how here yard and house smell??

deb said...

Her, not here.

paula eagleholic said...

Deb - probably K10

Costume Lady said...

I can't find Luney...he must be getting checked out or weighed. Lu seems happy as a panda.

Costume Lady said...

Lun Lun:)

Mits said...

must really smell like Christmas around her house

Costume Lady said...

Well, now if we all went to Megan's and bought a wreath, may be she would give us a cup of hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies:):)

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!----I just said good morning to every one on the other thread!!---ho!---
THANKS STEVEN---GREAT NEWS!!----MORNIN' DEB---PAULA---JIM---MEGAN--& HELEN!!!

normabyrd said...

WHOA MEGAN!!----I am easy---I would take any wreath you gave me!!!----They are all beautiful!!!

deb said...

Eagle left PH and looks like it left BWE also, nope, right back at BWE.

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle at BWE gone and back again...

LUnch is gone!

normabyrd said...

WOW!---It's a gloomy day here---but temp is 50°---I pray that SHARON won't have any snow on her trip to UVA-----

paula eagleholic said...

Deb - did PH eagle leave to the right or left?

Mits said...

osprey at CC

deb said...

I think right, I'll back it up and check.

paula eagleholic said...

BWE gone again

paula eagleholic said...

Daggone, how can you back that up? Are you using RP for PH?

paula eagleholic said...

OH, and thanks for checking!

deb said...

Right and down, Paula. It wasn't much to the right, more down.

deb said...

Quick Time, Paula. I don't know how it works, just pops up that way.

paula eagleholic said...

Thanks Deb...he's gone for now, then.

I didn't know you could rewind quicktime.

deb said...

I can't all the time. Isn't it weird how different cams do different things. I can't rewind Oregon on Quicktime.

Red said...

Ok. I'm off to take my beauty nap. I need lots of help. :) ☺☺

paula eagleholic said...

I think it depends on how the feed is sent out...

Ours was the only nest I could rewind on RP

deb said...

I put up a short clip of K10 leaving on Nest Pictures, Paula.

deb said...

Something at BWE, think it is a turkey vulture.

Mits said...

is that an ewwiiee at BWE nest?

Mema Jo said...

Great News Steve!!!
More Great News --- ♥ ♥ ♥
From my daughter Susan
Just heard from Ryan...‏
He made it to Kuwait and will be in Ft.Stewart on Monday. WHOO HOO !!


Thank you all for all the many many prayers for his safe return. ♥

Lolly said...

Hi all! Getting ready to head to Denton to celebrate Laurel's birthday. Get to pick up Jacob at his school. Oh, I love doing that!

Megan, beautiful wreaths. Wish I lived closer so I could get one of yours. Too far to drop in, get a wreath and a cup of hot chocolate.(Need a sad face here!)

Thought we were going to have our first freeze last night. It was 32 this morning but was not down long enough to do harm. Flowers still blooming, fern still green.

Lolly said...

That is very good news, Jo!

deb said...

Well, it seems I have been blaming the cats for all the feathers in my yard. I just looked out the window and I have a hawk having a little lunch. I took pictures, but did it through the window, so not sure how they will turn out. It is small, so my first thought was a merlin, but I don't think the coloring is right.

paula eagleholic said...

How cool, Deb. Have to laugh at you blaming it on the kitty!

Might be raining at our nest...

Lolly - wow, no freeze yet...

deb said...

The cats are still here, Paula, maybe the cats clean up after the bird?? Pictures are on my page. Still not sure what it is??

paula eagleholic said...

BTW Wanda, love your blue wreath avatar!

deb said...

I just went and checked to see if the hawk was back to finish up, it was in the pine tree, then flew to crab apple. I am loading more pictures. I got some that aren't through a screen this time. It is very small--10 to 12" is my guess.

magpie said...

DEB

I think it could be a Fox Sparrow....

magpie said...

They (Fox sparrows) are pretty pouncy, but I didn't know that they would attack other birds...I have seen once, and it jumps on the ground, pretty much rules the roost if other birds, juncos and things are around trying to eat off the ground.

Mits said...

tiny bird at BWO, forgotten its name

Mits said...

well it flew the coop.

Mits said...

eagles our nest..............

deb said...

EAGLES IN OUR NEST!!

Mits said...

both are looking around.

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Mits said...

Lib looks like he wants to leave already

magpie said...

Well I sure know what WE are all doing right now...

Mits said...

and off he goes

Mits said...

guess she is going to sit there and decide if she wants to work

deb said...

Darn, haircut at 2, gotta go. Margy, hooked beak, raptor of some sort, I am thinking Broad winged hawk. Later.

Mits said...

he's back

magpie said...

I have no sound there, anyone else?
Nice pair...

Mits said...

no sound since they brought it back on, Margy...

magpie said...

letting Mother do her thing...

Mits said...

there goes Lib

Mits said...

poof belle

magpie said...

Oh, funny, now sound...no wonder they would leave !

Mits said...

my sound is back

Mits said...

I was folding clothes in the bedroom and was wondering what the racket was:)

magpie said...

Deb - I think your guess about Merlin is a good one too...just looked at that.
You are sharp! ☺

Fox sparrow might be similar, but yep, no hooked beak..

magpie said...

MITS

See where your Mating Shots made the BWO Page ! Bravo !

magpie said...

Well, car is ready, shuttle driver on the way..

Here goes all my Christmas money, next year's tax refund....and...

Oh, give me the horse and buggy days!

RED You were so right! Your three things.....let me see, if coffee pot, garage door, or dishwasher more important....☺


Catch you folks later. Looks like lots of good sightings today !

Mits said...

I know it was too early, but was nice to see them bonding:)that is a good start to the season.

magpie said...

RED

At least the third thing was not your computer !!! Mine was a mess when I finally got up today...had to shut down and start all over. Woof !

I hear the wren at NCTC


TTFN xoxo

Mits said...

I hear a bluejay:)

Mits said...

sun is out at snowman cam

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Just talked to Sharon. She is finally done. Got one drain out. Back in 2 weeks hopefully to get the rest out. They are heading back this mway. She will be wore out this evening, long trip for 1 day.

paula eagleholic said...

Our sound is on!

Mits said...

1 down 3 to go:)

Mits said...

yes, we know:):)

paula eagleholic said...

See I'm late for the party again!

Darn blogger was hung up!

Missed our pair, too!

Mits said...

I had trouble with blog this a.m., when we had the new thread, old would not close and new would not open...

Mits said...

can hear the geese honking..

Red said...

Deb, I think you have a Sharp Shinned Hawk or Coopers Hawk. I have Sharp shinned Hawks that likes to grab lunch from my feeders. Lunch is usually a House Fench or Chickadee. Sharp Shinned Hawk is just a little bigger than a dove. Cooper Hawk is more crow sized.
Identifying Sharp Shinned and Coopers Hawks

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle pair at BWO

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

2 eagles at BWO

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Luney is hiding behind the bamboo. I bet that is where he was when Wanda couldn't find him too.

paula eagleholic said...

catch ya'll later

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

EAGLE ALERT!!! Our nest!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Hey ya'll, I think it was Lib. Gone now. Poof!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Well, that was short and sweet. Gonna go out in search of some good Christmas cards. Found some online but they wouldn't get here in time. Wish me luck!!

magpie said...

two at nctc again

magpie said...

Come Back You All ! </b

magpie said...

And Spidey Nest just jumped on too...plop just like that !

magpie said...

I had to hit refresh to get sound back on...

magpie said...

Sigh, I just cannot holler any louder

magpie said...

Sound comes and goes..

but birds still there.

Mits said...

I'm watching and been on the phone too, Margy....

magpie said...

Sweeete Liberty is helping and Belle is letting him ! ♥ ♥

Mema Jo said...

Took a panda nap and when I awoke
What do I see but both

Thanks Margy for the email alert

Mema Jo said...

My sound comes & goes also
More or less Static

Mema Jo said...

Our eggs are like 2 months away...

Mits said...

mostly humming too...

magpie said...

I have had to refresh sound about six times now....
love to hear the sounds of the talons in the nest !

Mits said...

looks like she is ready to bolt

Mits said...

and there she goes...he is still there

magpie said...

...and the sound of wings flapping, even though it means one has left...
Glad to see company watching

Now look who is in the middle of the nest !

Mits said...

now he is going to move back the stuff she moved

Mits said...

we have had some really nice long visits today

Mema Jo said...

That was sooooooooooo nice!

magpie said...

Yes, that was good to see them. I missed a lot of it today...but this is a good send-off to work!
And I got my wheels back. One nice thing, the heater works better!

Mits said...

BWE UPDATE, PICS ARE ON THEIR SITE

Nest Update

12/04/08:
The parents brought in a mammal with a long tail.

Also, we might have seen some adult beak feeding.

It's a promising sign to see the adults bonding by bringing meals to the nest.

ceil said...

Thanks Margy for the e-mail but I missed them. I did get to watch Paula's video of Belle with the log. Great video.
Trying to get things done. We leave for Oregon on the 20th.

ceil said...

You are going to need that heater this weekend from what they are saying.

Mits said...

good thing for heater to work now:)

magpie said...

And, from my naturalist friend in New York (near the Pa border, near Erie...)

"Today I went to the lake and saw another eagle, this time an adult. It was sitting on the ice eating something and several crows were trying to steal its food. Most likely the eagle stole it from them to begin with. There are a couple of Pileated Woodpeckers coming to my feeders at home. They really decimate the suet fast but are so nice to have around. "

DEB this is the friend that watched the Merlins catch the Swallows in mid-air over a body of water last year.

Time to get ready for work.
You all have a good evening.
Stay Warm, it is not exactly a beautiful evening. No Trio in the sky tonight here !

xo

Mits said...

yeah Ceil, sounds like a cold front coming thru:)

Mits said...

looks cloudy here, so no ISS

magpie said...

Okey Dokey Ceil... maybe that Christmas CD will go with you to Oregon. And this time, you will be well! You should see some very wintry weather on this trip.

xox ♥ ☺

Mits said...

you are going a more northern route this time , aren't you Ceil.

ceil said...

Margy that CD is definitely going to Oregon. Yep Mits going North.

ceil said...

Margy have a good night. I will BBL

magpie said...

I think I am going to fool my computer for a change and shut down before I leave for work...then I should be able to jump right on in the morning and see some Eagles, right ?

Good Night again...here goes the plug....I hope you all have pleasant evenings in store..

Wonder where Hedgie is right now

xo

deb said...

Red, I think you are right. When I checked the Sharp shinned earlier, I didn't see any with yellow in the beak. Yellow eye indicates a juvenile.

deb said...

Ceil, what route are you taking? Mary Margaret thought you were coming through SD.

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Mits said...

they are taking the train this time, Deb.

deb said...

I don't think any passenger trains come through my part of the state.

deb said...

There is a much better view of PH now, they moved the camera in closer to the nest.

Mits said...

yes it is a better view.

Mits said...

deer on Pix cam

ceil said...

Deb we will not be going through SD. We will be going through ND. I have to look up the route.

deb said...

I was just checking the routes. The closest you come to me is about 6 hours north in Fargo, ND. Did you know there is only one state in the continental US that DOESN'T have Amtrak routes? Any guesses which one?

If you guessed SD you are right. There are a few others that just get a little bit of a route.

deb said...

Oops, add Wyoming to no train service. The green lines on my map are for Amtrak bus service.

ceil said...

I did not know that. I just hope we do not get too much winter weather along the way. When we went to San Francisco by train they had a blizzard in Denver. Train got through with no problem. Airport was shut down for 2 to 3 days.

Red said...

Gotta run. Mrs. Red is on her way home. Gotta fix Dinner.

deb said...

No snow in the 10 day forecast for Minot, ND.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

There is an eagle in our nest. Or is it frozen? Looks too light to be now.

Mits said...

I don't see it Sissy, hit your refresh button

deb said...

Deer at snowman cam, raccoons at Pix PA.

Mits said...

WOW....those hummers are huge!!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Luney sure is trying awfully hard to get them legs under him. Getting better at it every day. Can't wait for him to get mobile!!

Mits said...

are you still seeing an eagle, Sissy???

deb said...

From the puppy cam:
The dreaded warning... this coming weekend (Dec 6-7th) will be when the first couple of pups will be heading off to their new homes. Yes, it has been and will continue to be really hard for us to let each pup go but we're confident that they are going to extremely loving and caring homes.

We'll be arranging at keast a yearly meet-up (if not more) with the pups that will be going to homes in California. We'll have to post a link to where everyone can go to get updates, progress and pictures on the litter as they grow.

deb said...

Time for Survivor!

ceil said...

The cheetah's at the NZ are on cam 3.Their eyes glow.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

No, Mits, no eagle now. I refreshed and it was gone. :( It is snowing here now. Mattie was worried to death Sharon and Bec were gonna have trouble. She just called for me to look outside and told me how good God is to us, that they got home before it started snowing very much. She is such a worrier, bless her heart.

Bad news from my foot. It is more and more swollen, new bruises popping up on it. Lord have mercy, I so do not want to go back to the doctor. Pray, ya'll, pray. Pray my foot to good health!! ☺

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good evening all. I just got home from Charlottesville and am so tired. One drain removed and 3 to go. I go back in 2 weeks and hopefully have more drains pulled. More will be revealed. I will be on antibiotics for at least 3 more weeks.

Hope all is well with everyone and will check in tomorrow. Good night and sweet eagle dreams, my friends of fine feathers and fur!

paula eagleholic said...

My computer has been the pits this week, gonna shut er down and run some scans...TV night anyhow...Grey's and ER

See ya tomorrow!

paula eagleholic said...

Sissy - hot and cold on the ankle..and put it up!!!

Night!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Thanks Paula. I know you are right. Just hard to do. I reckon it'll be easier that puttin up with it like this.

Have a good evening ya'll. Gonna go watch CSI and ER.

Costume Lady said...

BLUEFIELD GIRLS, you will have many, many prayers being said for you tonight. I just can't believe the bad luck you have been having.
Come stay with me and I will nurse you all back to health :):) You could go down to the nest every day. I'm only three miles away;)

Costume Lady said...

Paula, I have been having BIG TIME agravation with my 'puter. I have to shut it down 3-4 times every day. I have been looking in my DUMMIES book for some idea of what to look for. Gene says this thing is obsolete...it is only 3 years old :(

Red said...

3 years is not obsolete. You may just need a good spyware remover. You can download "counterspy" and try if for free.

Free Trial of Counterspy

Mema Jo said...

Caught some shows on TV this evening..
Like Polar Express!
I will be praying for all of our ills


Good Night All My Friends...
Peace to you & your loved ones
Safe travels for all
((hugs)) ♥

Costume Lady said...

Thanks, Red...I am certainly going to give that a try:):)

Costume Lady said...

Good Night, All...
Sweet Dreams
Prayers

floralgirl said...

EAGLE IN THE NEST!!!

Costume Lady said...

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE...
I feel like I'm in the Twilite Zone. Where is everyone?
I guess our still cam is looping and the live cam is kaput??

Costume Lady said...

Good Morning, Megan. I'm not sure if that is happening now or if it is looping.

floralgirl said...

Hey Wanda:) Cam looks live to me....eagle is gone..

NatureNut said...

Saw that fly out!

NatureNut said...

EAGLE ALERT!!

NatureNut said...

Gone, was at 1 o'clock.

Costume Lady said...

Good Morning Loretta...good to see you so early:)

Costume Lady said...

Still cam is lighting up with the sunrise,but not the Live cam.

NatureNut said...

Morning Everyone! Been turning on other 'puter. Got Live nest up on old one, so I can turn around & watch & not miss anything like I almost did a while ago jumping from nesst to blog tab.
My cams look about the same. Spidey web is gone from Live, still is of course in color.

NatureNut said...

Going for coffee (you know they'll come back!!!)
Up 'cuz I pulled an all nighter. Had 2 Giant Panda naps yesterday after Dr. appt & shopping.Saw Xmas tree lighting & konked back out til 10:30 PM & here I am! Don't know for how long--gotta go to work, too!! DUH ☺

Robyn said...

Good morning All,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I have 3 weeks off in 2 more weeks, hopefully I will be able to spend more time here.

I miss everyone

Red said...

Eagle alert. Belle is working hard

Red said...

Both there now.

Red said...

Where is everybody. WAKE UP WAKE UP SLEEPY HEADS. YOU'RE MISSING THE ACTION

Costume Lady said...

Good Morning, Robyn...we miss having you on here. We'll be here when you are ready;)

Costume Lady said...

Thanks for the Alert, Red:)

Red said...

Wanda, are you seeing the nest now with Belle and Lib working?

wvgal_dana said...

Our beautiful 2 eagles in the nest ahhhhhhhhh

Good Morning Everyone

Red said...

Cam is freezing up on me for some reason today. Having to refresh to get it back.

Costume Lady said...

Yes, Red, but the Live cam is not working right and the Still cam seems up-to-date. I'm soo confused.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good morning everyone. Watching our lovely Liberty and Belle this morning.

Red said...

I'm watching live cam. Its the one freezing up.

Costume Lady said...

Something just isn't right???

wvgal_dana said...

It will be nice Monday when the new equipment is up. Tilting the cam some so we can fully see Liberty at the 12 o'clock position will be great too.

Nice stick Belle ( :

Red said...

Did you download and run Counterspy yet Wanda?

wvgal_dana said...

Oh Robyn your weeks off can be filled with watching the nest. After they have gone up the tree on this Monday coming. You'll be enjoying good viewing pleasure for ALL.

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!---I was watching our "ROYAL PAIR"----and WHOA!---my computer froze!!--It certainly is a lovely day in my neighborhood this morning!!!----'I LOVE EAGLES IN THE MORNING---I LOVE EAGLES IN THE FALL---I LOVE EAGLES MOST OF ALL.....What a way to start the day on this frigid morning!!----

Costume Lady said...

OK, it's official...live cam is frozen, still cam is OK.

wvgal_dana said...

I see Liberty's feeties hee hee

Red said...

I can refresh the live cam and get it back as long as it's not the popup cam.

Costume Lady said...

Red, I was not certain whether or not I should. Counterspy said not to download if you already have spyware...And I don't know whether or not if I do. I am so unhappy with the situation right now..my puter is worse than dial-up:(:(

Costume Lady said...

Oh, yes...I see Lib's feetsies:)

wvgal_dana said...

Well if the cams are stuck. At least Liberty's feeties are there. lol Not a blue, green and red colors floating across the top. With an empty nest picture. It will unfreeze if frozen up later.

wvgal_dana said...

Wow sorry Wanda....Man if only Nilla was around. She went to Sandra's and fixed her computer right up. Boy was Sandra O. ever having problem back then. Oh what ever happened to Nilla????

Robyn said...

Hello Wanda, Norma, Red, Dana

When did we get sound on cam?

Red said...

I doubt if you have another one Wanda. Even if you do it won't hurt anything to run Counterspy. Just might not have as good results. It sure sounds like you need any relief it can give you.

Red said...

Sound has been working for a few weeks now Robyn. Also they are planning more equipment changes early next week.

ceil said...

Good morning everyone especially Robyn. Good to hear from you.

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