Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Tuesday

Things seem to be back to normal at the nest.

The pair was back in the nest soon after the tree service left. Around 4:00 pm yesterday the pair was there and at one point one of them seemed to be looking at the cam.

Looks like there's been more action this morning as well.

Fresh thread.

166 comments:

paula eagleholic said...

Good Morning, Friends!

Thanks for the update and new thread, Steve.


Yes, it was good to see them back at the nest so soon.

Mits said...

Thanks, Paula...and thanks again Steve and your crew....it was a nice visit with them last night..it did seem that they were looking at the cam, they were glad to see the web gone:)

paula eagleholic said...

Wow, busy morning so far...

So we got to Lib and Belle up close and personal this morning ♥

Dana - the comment about part of the nest missing....was about the view of the nest...we can't see the launch pad as well...not about part of the nest physically missing!

Having to refresh here to get the sound back on...hope the new electronics will help that issue.

Glad to see ya Megan!

paula eagleholic said...

Happy Biiirthday to Yooouuu!!
Happy Biiirthday to Yooouuu!!
Happy Biiirthday Dear Cindi!!
Happy Biiirthday to Yooouuu!!

paula eagleholic said...

And Happy Birthday to Ceil's son Jim, and my son John!

paula eagleholic said...

BWE nest is back online...the alignment looks great!! So long as the eagles stay off the cam :)

Mits said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN:)

paula eagleholic said...

Big ol dead fish still at BWO

Mits said...

Yes it is a good alignment on BWE

paula eagleholic said...

2 eagles at WE

Mits said...

beautiful pair.

normabyrd said...

THANKS STEVEN for the new thread!!
Thanks for the all the improvements--updates-----YOU and CREW need to take a bow!!---(only when you all have your feet planted on the ground!!)

paula eagleholic said...

Anyone else's sound keep going off...just wondering if it's systemic or just me...

normabyrd said...

Thanks PAULA for calling us over!!-----What time is the party?---CEIL---guess you will have a long distance party!!---ho!

(i used to think the mother should receive a gift on the birthday of the child)----ho!

normabyrd said...

I have lots of static!---guess that is normal?---

glo said...

Yes Paula my sound is once again going off. I have to refresh to hear it again for a while. Just like yesterday when I asked the same question. Seems to work better at night. Maybe its a bandwith thing. just a guess.

normabyrd said...

HEY HELEN!!---scanned the pics at BWO---YOU HAVE SOME COOL PICS!!---

paula eagleholic said...

LOL Norma...you sound like my Mom!

Party is at 6:30...

paula eagleholic said...

Thanks, Glo.

glo said...

Norma While you have been reading your books I sent you an email. Thinkit was monday. Hope you found it.

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle at PH

Mits said...

yes Paula, same as yesterday, although sound does stay on longer before it cuts off.

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' GLO!!---Is it a winter wonder land at you place?---We haven't had much snow!!---just a dusting---

Mits said...

Ceil, has always gotten flowers from her son on his birthday:)

Mits said...

there go the geese

normabyrd said...

GLO!---It was only 1 book in 2 1/2 days!! ho!----I haven't checked my email yet!!----

Book---'RESTLESS'--Wm. Boyd--

GREAT READ!!!!

Mits said...

I hear one of our eagles...

Mits said...

must be in the tree somewhere.

normabyrd said...

Thanks HELEN!!---That makes my day!----CEIL did it right!! ho!

Mits said...

Ceil is a good Mom:)

Mits said...

and an even better sister, so is Mary Margaret:)

glo said...

Hark I just heard a beautiful sound

Mits said...

2 moose and a deer on moosecam

paula eagleholic said...

If our cam were panned a little more to the right...you could probably see them in a tree over there that they like!

deb said...

All done snow blowing. It is chilly out there, especially when the snow blows in your face. Brr.

deb said...

No wonder I was so cold. The temp dropped 6 degrees in the last hour, down to 10. I had to dig out the bird feeders and then break up the feed. We had just enough rain to make it all stick together.

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle eating fish at BWO

Mema Jo said...

Late Yesterday Blog Comment:

I forgot to tell you that I did call Lynn aka Hedgie to let her know the
official name of Luney - It happened to be the one Lynn voted for. She is starting home with her daughter tomorrow. Said everything was good!

I didn't even mention the Ravens...

Mema Jo said...

Back from the Dr - got some meds and an appointment in another 2 weeks..

Be sure to go over to see Pook's pics and comments about Primo's antlers.

paula eagleholic said...

Was 2 at BWO, now back to one

No sound at all from our nest now :(

deb said...

I have sound if I refresh, Paula. It doesn't last long though.

ceil said...

Happy Birthday to Cindi and John and my son.
Florist just called. Flowers are on there way.

ceil said...

Jo hope you feel better. Relax.
Deb we had a dusty the other night. Hope that is all we get.

paula eagleholic said...

Thanks, Deb. I guess I would have to restart...no sound even after refreshing here...must be this old computer...only 5 y.o. but out of date already...

deb said...

Eewwies at BWO.

deb said...

Bad news from Barton Cove, there will be no cam this year. :(

paula eagleholic said...

I was wondering....have they located the new nest yet? I heard they had a backup...

paula eagleholic said...

Boy we are really down on eagle cams this year...

deb said...

I didn't see anything about a new nest. I was just reading on the Maine forum, let me read back further.

deb said...

There was an alternative nest before, but no activity on the island as of the past 4 weeks.
This is from Sharon Feeney, who lives near the nest.

It makes sense that FirstLight can't put a cam anywhere - at least until they know where the eagles will nest. I've been out there a few times in the past four weeks or so and haven't seen any eagle activity (but I didn't have the better views from the water either).

deb said...

There isn't anything at the First Light website yet about no cam. Maybe there is a little hope yet.

paula eagleholic said...

Thanks, Deb. I checked Maine the other day, but hadn't seen anything new yet. Has Sharon seen another nest?

deb said...

No, she hasn't. I was just checking Delta, too, and it has been shut down since they don't know if or where the eagles will rebuild the nest there.

deb said...

MassWildlife biologists have discontinued the practice of climbing to the nest and banding chicks as the tree is unsafe to climb. Concerns have been raised by EagleCam partners for the viability of the nest and the safety of any chicks hatched in it. In response, MassWildlife and the USFWS made the joint decision to remove the ropes for the fall and winter of 2002-03 to allow nature to take its course with the dead pine tree. The ropes stayed on over the winter. The tree will move with the heavy winds. Improvements will be made at the two alternate nest sites the eagles have used in the past to provide a ready nesting site should the dead pine fall during the winter. A second EagleCam is already in place above the nest in the live oak and supports for the nests and improved flight paths and perches will be provided around both trees.

"New" nest was constructed in the late 1990's. I would think it would need a lot of work unless they have been maintaining it as a back-up.

Red said...

For all you Moms out there. Guess this would be appropriate for Mothers Day.

The Mom Song

Mits said...

UPDATE FROM LISA

12/09/08:
Special Note -
Our tree climber has been to the nest, and he adjusted the cam and checked all our equipment. We now have a more centered view of the nest.

At this point, our equipment is set for the start of the season.

paula eagleholic said...

Our nest is rockin & rollin...my sound is back....

paula eagleholic said...

That Delta nest was something else last year...

Mits said...

Is that the one that fell apart or struck by lightning, Paula?

deb said...

Delta was the one in Washington or Oregon, can't remember which, where we could hear all the traffic. Both chicks were knocked out of the nest. The nest fell completely apart.

Mits said...

thanks Deb, can't keep all the nest straight

Mema Jo said...

Hi Everyone! Deb & Paula,
I am glad you are checking out the sites that we'll use for this year's eagle viewing! I have so many saved in
favorites, so when you know which ones are active maybe you will send out a list (with links) on an email.

FYI - Ryan is safely on USA soil in GA
Thanks for all your prayers for I know that is why he has come home.

movin said...



***Good Morning***

***Everybody***



C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Mema Jo said...

Paula & Ceil

CONGRATULATIONS FOR HAVING
BIRTHDAY BOYS ON THIS DATE

Mema Jo said...

Took my meds but still want to get some more rest after I drink liquids, liquids, liquids.

BBL

paula eagleholic said...

I thought Delta was in BC

paula eagleholic said...

Yes, it was/is

On a back-road in Delta, B.C., not far from the Tsawwassen Ferry terminal, a nest sits so low and close to a road that these eagles can truly be described as "urban" eagles - and they had two chicks in 2008!

movin said...

Believe it or not, Time Warner has been down all night ... shortly after I signed off last night ... until about 11 A.M.

I don't know if it was the cause, but we are in to another bout of Santa Ana winds around here.

I was going crazy watching the 'ready' light blinking on my modem and wondering what to do ... must have played a dozen hands of solitaire ... when I thought "why not do the backup I've been thinking about doing!" Brilliant! And away I went backing everything on the hard disk up.....

You guessed it. I got about half way through the process when my modem's "ready" light comes on strong and steady. Hahaha, isn't that the way it always goes?


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

deb said...

That might be right, I just remembered it was up there somewhere!

deb said...

I just looked it up, too, Paula, not far from Vancouver.

movin said...

Talk about 'brilliant.' Look at that bright and clear picture on our live feed today.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Mits said...

you got that right, Jim:)

Mits said...

yep, it is a nice sight to see the nest so clear:)

Mits said...

ATLANTA TUESDAY UPDATE...

Tuesday, December 9
As if getting a name wasn’t enough excitement, Zoo Atlanta threw a party for its second giant panda cub, Xi Lan! This is my first season working with giant pandas, and I had the honor of attending the naming ceremony yesterday. I was amazed at just how many people are fans of this little guy! People from all over Atlanta and the world came to the event, eagerly awaiting his name and celebrating this tremendous milestone with Zoo Atlanta staff.

With a new name comes new protocol for the giant panda keepers. No longer can we refer to him with adoring little nicknames like "chubby cubby" or "the little man." Now it will be "Xi Lan" or maybe just "Xi' for short. I think it will take Xi Lan longer to learn his new name than us. Lately, as Heather mentioned in one of her updates, he’s been more interested in practicing his foot work. But no worries, I’m sure the little guy—Xi Lan, is proud to be Atlanta’s joy.

Over 45,000 people worldwide voted for his name. So, from everyone here at Zoo Atlanta, thank you so much for participating!
Caroline Jones
Seasonal Keeper

movin said...

Thank God your Ryan has returned and is safe, Mema Jo.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

movin said...

I didn't think they looked ready yet, but both Hummer chicks are perched on the edge of the nest... probably won't be too much longer before the fledge now.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Mits said...

little hummers are sitting on the edge of their nest

paula eagleholic said...

Actually, I think the Delta chicks fell out :)

Clutzy little eagles...

movin said...

I think this is the day...

***A HAPPY, HAPPY***

***BIRTHDAY TO***

***CINDI***


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

paula eagleholic said...

Yup, they are almost ready!

They are so cute!

paula eagleholic said...

It amazes me how long their beaks are already!

paula eagleholic said...

Hummers look to me like they are both the same sex..whichever one it may be.

Mits said...

I love it when they stick their tongues out to eat

deb said...

Eagle arriving at BWO with a fish.

Mits said...

snowman on the snowman cam is starting to look like the Michelin tire man

Mits said...

2 eagles now at BWO

carolinabeachmom said...

Hey MITS, JIM, PAULA, JO. I finally sat down long enough to get on here. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you CINDI, too.

carolinabeachmom said...

Got out of school about on time today and came right home to see how our nest was doing. Sounds like it is very windy there, AND doesn't look like there is any spider webs! Yes!!!

carolinabeachmom said...

I see our little Atlanta panda has his new name. Wow, 40 some thousand voted. That is something else.

Mits said...

Hello, Candy.

carolinabeachmom said...

I have been trying to decorate the house for Christmas. Still haven't made out my cards or crocheted the little santa faces for the children.(Christmas tree ornaments I do every year.) I am starting to feel a little panicky.

carolinabeachmom said...

Hi Mits. How is everything been at your house?

NORMA I see where your Mountaineeeeerrs are going to play the Carolina Tar Heels in a Bowl Game on the 27th of Dec. Our PE teacher is a Mountaineer and is already planing a swigga swigga party at her house for the game. :)

carolinabeachmom said...

JO have you been under the weather? It seems like once you get what's going around it is hard to get rid of it. Mine is still lingering and I am really tired after work at night.

Last night it was church for the Immaculate Conception and tonight we have a dinner out for something of my husbands. It just never seems to slow down.

carolinabeachmom said...

Has anyone seen our eagles in the nest yet today. Just wondering.

carolinabeachmom said...

Well guess I'll lay down for a minute before I have to get up and go again. You all take care and keep blogging.

carolinabeachmom said...

JO so glad to hear your young man is home from over there and in Georgia. Hope you get to see him soon.

Mits said...

doing fine here, Candy...just in a panic like you:) too much to do and not enough time to do it, and here I sit waiting for eagles to fly into nest:)

Mits said...

they were there this a.m. Candy

deb said...

I just cleaned out the end of the driveway and then ran to the grocery store--wind chill is -5, regular temp is 12. My fingers are cold!

Mits said...

that is way to cold for me....it is 54° here:)

deb said...

That would be nice. If the wind would just not blow, it wouldn't seem so bad.

movin said...

It's kind of a dull day today to see it, but has anybody seen any color in the live feed recently??

Occasionally, I get a suggestion of green (before the fix yesterday), but it was pale and departed before long.

Wonder if it takes too much power....


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Mits said...

no color on my cam here.

deb said...

I only get black and white.

paula eagleholic said...

Oooh, a swigga swigga party sounds like fun...

Mits said...

the only thing they did yesterday, Jim, was reposition the cam, the other stuff to come is on procurement...re: Steve's message from last week

Mits said...

sunset at nest 4:47p.m.

deb said...

Eagle at Caltrans

deb said...

Eagle our nest!!!

Mits said...

EAGLE

deb said...

NOW BOTH

Mits said...

i JUST TURN CALTRAN OFF:

Mits said...

BEAKING

magpie said...

Good Eagle Afternoon Everyone

Mema Jo :
I hope the wonderful news of Sgt. Ryan's being back on American Soil will team up with your medicines to help you to be all better Pronto ! ♥

deb said...

They are both at Caltrans.

Down to one at our nest.

Mits said...

Lib took off

magpie said...

..and Mema - push those fluids, and rest! Germs hate Rest !

Mits said...

wonder why the sound this time of day will not stay on

deb said...

One left Caltrans, now, too.

Nest work at both places.

magpie said...

So how did I miss the Eagles?
Trying to catch up reading all the Nes! Wah ! Maybe my cam is not refreshing because I kept watching...

:(

deb said...

Wow, Caltrans eagle flew up to a branch, right at the camera.

deb said...

There is still one there, Margy, although she is looking off into the distance.

Mits said...

poof belle

deb said...

All gone!

magpie said...

Well, Deb turns out everything WAS all frozen up--had to shut down all the sites and start over...
Sigh, maybe tomorrow morning....

I still have to re-install QuickTime to see those Caltran Eagles!

Well, ISS might scoot through the clouds here in a few minutes...
Tonight would be as bright as Sunday's was (which I didn't see) - at a "-4." By comparison, our very bright Venus in the South sky,
is a "-4.2"

You folks all have a nice evening,
especially with those birthdays in the family!

I have to work my final 12 tonight...then off for a few days...

Peace, Love, and Prayers xo ♥

paula eagleholic said...

I see I missed our royal couple, my live feed was frozen on them...at least I got to see them one way or another.

Headed out for the party...catch ya'll later!

floralgirl said...

Darn, just missed em...
By the way, I stopped by Tom and Sandra's house Sunday on my way from mkt., they are doing just fine:)

Mits said...

that is good news, Megan....coming up on the anniversary of her stroke on the 24th.

Mits said...

too many clouds here to view ISS, it would have been a good night to view it too.

deb said...

There is an update on the underwater cam at Bonaire--it will be back on line before Christmas!

magpie said...

Megan - that's great, to share some cheer with Tom and Sandra

...I had a nanosecond view of ISS - just as it reached its highest elevation then Poof....through all the clouds, I was lucky to see that!

Bright as Venus all right...

Full Moon approaches....Megan, name for this Moon? The Full Yule Moon or something like that?

Good Night again for the second and last time...

☺ xo

Mits said...

great news, Deb, that is the height of their season...lot of people vist then

floralgirl said...

Cold moon, bitter moon, snow moon, long night moon...

magpie said...

Thanks Megan...oooh, don't like the sound of Bitter Moon, maybe Snow Moon or Long Night Moon...sounds more romantic ! ♥

xo

floralgirl said...

Ok Margy, take your pick..
gotta get back to work, I hear the wreath machine calling...

Mits said...

Eagle at Caltran

Mits said...

Eagle at Lake Washington

Mits said...

poof at LW, still there at Caltran

deb said...

The puppies were hungry and let Mrs. puppy mom know it!

Mema Jo said...

Found another movie to watch this evening but I am getting tired. May not watch it to the end.

Lisa had new update that their tree climber has everything in order for the new season to begin!

Mema Jo said...

Well my evening is complete!
We received our call from SSG RYAN
He sounded really happy and so
grateful to be stateside! He is still celebrating with mom, dad, brother, sister and girlfriend.
Just to hear his voice was good enough for me. Said he would be seeing us around Christmas time.

SO I am good to go now!
One happy mema ♥

Mits said...

that is wonderful news, Jo:)

Mema Jo said...

You have your long day at the zoo tomorrow?

Costume Lady said...

Jo, have you noticed how alike your avatar and the tree that Steve posted yesterday look alike?

Costume Lady said...

Capt. Gene and I spent this afternoon and evening Christmas shopping and I am slam wore out.

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
SWEET DREAMS
PRAYERS

paula eagleholic said...

Howdy, all.

That is good news Jo. Should be a nice Christmas.

Yup Wanda, same view of the tree. Jo's pic is prettier, tho ♥

The Birthday Ribs turned out great, as was the rest of the meal...with cheesecake for dessert.

paula eagleholic said...

Christmas shopping will surely do that to you, Wanda. Have a good rest.

Mema Jo said...

I'll need to check it out...
I was mainly looking up at our tree climber....

But of course it is the SAME
SYCAMORE! Probably about the same time of the year..

Mema Jo said...

Paula you need someone to go with you to carry the bags like Gene does I'm sure for Wanda.......

I loved shopping - just didn't like
running to the car trunk everytime my arms were filled!

paula eagleholic said...

I won't be on here till tomorrow night. Mom was sick over the weekend, and still sick today. Has another infection and needs to go back into the hospital for a few days of IV fluids, antibiotics and such. She can't keep anything down. I'm sure she'll be just fine. But being the hardhead she is, she wouldn't go tonight....so I am headed down first thing in the morning to make sure she goes as she said she would tomorrow.

Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow, supposed to be warm, but rainy. That's OK, don't need any snow!

paula eagleholic said...

And Jo, time for you to log off and get some rest...I agree w/ Margy, germs hate rest! And don't forget the fluids!!

Mema Jo said...

Now hear me true.......

If I win that Mega Lotto tonight

I will do so much giving that you

would know for sure it was Christmas

Mema Jo said...

I hear you and I feel it in my body too - need rest..

Paula I will be thinking of you as you go to the aid of you Mom. Take care! Prayers for her health.

Good Night everyone
Peace to you and yours
Prayers for so many in need being said

(((hugs))) ♥

deb said...

Paula, I feel for you. I know exactly what it is like to have a hard headed parent. I hope all goes well for you tomorrow and the meds start working quickly.

Jo, such a wonderful week you have had and to finally talk to Ryan, knowing he is home, must be such a great feeling.

Night everyone, sleep well.

Lolly said...

Well, it is late and everyone has gone for the night....and here I am. Worked in the yard today...it got up to 69, then the front came in. Presently 34 and we had a few little snow flurries.

After blowing leaves today, I started my baking. Made fruitcake cookies. Also, we had chili and cornbread for supper. mmmmmmm!!!

Paula...sorry to hear you Mom is not doing well. Will be thinking of you!

Jo, you sick? Take care!!!

When Christmas is over, I will finally have time to sit and watch eagles!! I'm missing them now.

Lolly said...

Better late than never. Have added some wedding pictures to my blog.

movin said...



***GOOD NIGHT***

***TO ALL IN***

***EAGLE LAND***


jIM

Costume Lady said...

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE...
We have a light rain falling right now, and it is a warm 53°. Cam is acting up, but we still may see our visitors.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good morning Wanda!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Yeah, not sure if the messed up pic is current or not.

Costume Lady said...

Hi, Sharon. That was my thought also. No way of knowing is the cam is showing current or not. I hope they get the cams straightened out soon. We don't want to miss any of this seasons activities, leading up to NEW BABIES!

Mits said...

GOOD WEDNESDAY A.M. EVERYONE

Mits said...

doesn't look like a good morning for cam....Morning Sharon and Wanda

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Morning Mits. Busy day ahead, huh?

Mits said...

yes, Sharon if I ever get my eyes to open:)

floralgirl said...

Morning all, NEW THREAD is up!!

First pic of royal couple thread