Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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movin said...



**gOOD MORNING, STEVE**

**GOOD MORNING, GROUP**

**AND MERRY CHRISTMAS **

**TO ALL**


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

NatureNut said...

Thx Steve & Jim!
Happy AM & New Thread.
Where are our birds? Xmas shopping?

Mits said...

thanks, Jim and Steve:)

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Good Morning steve and thanks.
I just wanted to wish everyone a
very merry christmas and a happy
new year.I will be back later,I
need to get some breakfast.

Indiana Nesting eagles----Dave

NatureNut said...

Well, gotta get busy around here & wrap stuff I was gonna do last night!
Holler if you see anything!
It's about 20 here.

NatureNut said...

Hear the train.

Costume Lady said...

Good Morning Jim...this must be a first for you....getting on here so early and being n
#1 on the new thread...way to go, Jim!!!!

Costume Lady said...

Good Morning to you too, Dave. Let us know what you had for breakfast. We need to know these things:)

floralgirl said...

HAPPY CHRISTMAS♪♪♫♫♫♪

Costume Lady said...

I'm having home-made ponhaus and scrambled eggs...soon as Capt. Eagle decides to wake up and grace me with his presence:):)

Costume Lady said...

Megan, I remember you once told us about seeing so many eeewwwwiieee's on your fence. Do you think it could be the same ones we saw near NCTC. I posted a photo of them a few weeks back.

Costume Lady said...

That is a very large flock of them!I have never seen so many in one place before.

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Hi costume lady I will do that.
I think i have to feed the checkens
and see if they have any eggs for
me, yum-yum.

Dave

floralgirl said...

Don't know Wanda, turkey vultires tend to roost in large flocks...We often have many of them in the morning on the fence posts drying out their wings and waiting for warm air currents.

floralgirl said...

Uh that would be vultures, not vultires, which is an entirely diffenent species...

Costume Lady said...

I was never very fond of John and Yoko, as a couple, but I LOVE THAT SONG! Thanks for the memory, Megan.

movin said...

mORNING, Wanda. No, I've caught the new thread first while opening it a few times before.

But I don't always sign on to it first..not the first time.

It is 46° and still falling apparently here in So Cal. We will have a fairly clear 59 later, but we are going to be doing rain both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Costume Lady said...

Oh, my goodness, Megan...I'm glad to know that they were drying their wings...I kinda thought they were waiting on you to slow down from your work so they could see if you were FAIR GAME for them! LOL

Costume Lady said...

Jim, are you going to your Brother's for Christmas?

Costume Lady said...

I think we are going to hop on the Eagle Express and head for Florida the Saturday after Christmas.

floralgirl said...

ok, apologies in advance for this one-it just makes me laugh...Christmas at Kmart

floralgirl said...

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas♪♫♪♫♪

movin said...

Yes, Wanda, the plan is to drive down to my Brother-in-law's place for Christmas.

I have a sister and an uncle, who is 3 mos. older than I, but no actual brother.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

NatureNut said...

I just sent a rowdy email to Momsters. Should appear soon---& No Offense to Red!!!! Wonder if he's ever seen this in his part of AL?

hedgie said...

Morning all! Mits, do you have the news on? Hope you don't need to go out...stay away from River Rd. near Fenway!! HUGE water main break....cars and people trapped! Rescue operations underway!

Mits said...

eagle in nest

NatureNut said...

A BIRD!!!!

movin said...

That's interesting about the buzzards, as we call them out West here, Megan.

Growing up in the Torrey Pines Park area, which is world renowned for its thermals and updrafts...wind coming off the sea and encountering sandstone hills and steep cliffs, we would have 4-8 buzzards and Red-tailed Hawks soaring in large circles over our house almost always. But I do not believe I ever saw a congregation of buzzards anywhere on the ground. In fact we almost never saw them on or near the ground at all.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Mits said...

Lynn, I was wondering why my water pressure was sooooo low....hubby called and I turned on the news....it is a humongous water main break, pipe is 5 and a half feet wide....

hedgie said...

Jim, my dad had an uncle who was 2 yrs. younger! Where does your family live?
Dave, are you serious about collecting eggs? Do you have a farm? Forgot to tell you, I hollered loud when I passed the Terre Haute exits both going & coming on St. Louis trip!!! Did you hear me?? Daughter thought I was crazy!

Mits said...

looking around..

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Looks like Belle in our nest!!!!

hedgie said...

Wanda, if these cold temps stick around, heading for FL is probably a good idea....whereabouts in the Sunshine state?

Mits said...

poof

NatureNut said...

POOF!!

floralgirl said...

Yes it does..and she's looking for Lib..and now gone...not a long visit maybe they'll be back..

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Gone in a flash!

hedgie said...

Helen, they are calling it an aqueduct!! Repair predictions sound dire....wouldn't it be terrible if you don't have water for the next couple of days??? Better fill jugs/pans, etc. now aNd go get your shower!!!

hedgie said...

Belle sure didn't stick around long!! Isn't she beautiful? The ctl-wheel thing worked to center the pop-up cam image!

Mits said...

yes shower is done....

hedgie said...

They are taking the rescued folks to Holton Arms to warm up....the campus you didn't know existed, Mits! Saying "back up " is to Mormon Temple where closest shut-off valve is.

Mits said...

I know where Holton Arms is, right up the road from me, by the beltway.....Mormon Temple is way around the beltway

NatureNut said...

Posted 2 pics of our AM Eagle on blog.

BBL--I REALLY do have stuff to do!

grannyblt said...

Morning all.

I actually saw an eagle in our nest a few minutes ago...first live visit for me in a long time.

Turkeys in PA

A brave crow or raven at the ME nest

One day this fall while birding we saw 7 turkey vultures on the ground near thousands of rare canada geese then went to lunch and an hour and a half later they were still there.

Merry Christmas to all of you if I don't get back here before then.

Y'all be good.

NatureNut said...

Holy Cow!! Just saw the river on River Rd, Bethesda!Said there was a 4 ft. wall originally, & it's
96" wide! Rescue people in boats & helicopters got people from their cars.

paula eagleholic said...

Morning, all...and especially to our west coast early bird, Jim.

NatureNut said...

Hi, Granny & Happy Holidays to you!!

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!---CONGRATS!! MOVIN'JIM is our #1 EAGLE DAD today & everyday!!---MORNIN'----STEVEN---MOVIN'JIM---NATURENUT---HELEN---INDIANA DAVE---WANDA---MEGAN---HEDGIE---SISSY---& GRANNYBLT!!----Another COLD--COLD day!!---Thank GOODNESS -- NO WIND!!---WOW!---That is a ONE OF A KIND WATER BREAK---in BETHESDA!!--River Road---Is that near you HELEN!!!

NatureNut said...

On TV, Official just made a correction that the water main was 66" wide.

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle at PH

Mits said...

just had to rescue one of the rescuers...his boat flooded

Mits said...

yes, Norma about 5 mins by car

paula eagleholic said...

Merry Christmas, Granny!

Heard people are stuck in the cars in the water main break flood...one car was washed away to somewhere!

Mits said...

I'm inside the beltway, it is right outside the beltway

Costume Lady said...

Lynn, we are heading for Ft. Pierce and Vero Beach.

deb said...

Good morning, everyone. Lot's to do today and it is going to get up to 22, so it is a perfect day to run errands.. It is already 16 here.

normabyrd said...

WHOA!---Don't know how those folks survived in that COLD WATER & COLD WEATHER!-----

paula eagleholic said...

Sounds great, Wanda. Is GG going with you?

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' DEB!!---We still have your weather!!----Yesterday went to courthouse & when I reached up for railing to get up the 1st step---WIND blew me backwards---almost on my butt!!---It was ungodly COLD!!--
"NOT" KIDDIN'---We are up to 17° now---but NO WIND!!

Costume Lady said...

Granny, did you see the photo of about 25 vultures on my Wild and Wonderful? I have never seen so many congregating in one place. There was a deer laying on the side of the road (which I deleted) and they were dining on that poor creature.

normabyrd said...

HEY PAULA!!----I think maybe we should just hitch a ride to FL---I know PEOPLE there!!----ho!---Wouldn't that be LOVELY!!!--DIVINE---WONDERFUL!!----ENJOY WANDA & GENE!---

Costume Lady said...

Yes, Paula, we are taking GG and far as she wants to go. If she feels well enough to go all the way, to Ft. Pierce, then that is where we will go....if she gets tired of traveling or feels bad, we can turn around and come back home. We have all the conveniences of home, if she gets sick...we have a nice. comfy bed for her and I always take a little case with ALL her meds....Dr. phone numbers.
She is really looking forward to this trip because she has been feeling so well.

normabyrd said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS GRANNYBLT!---I enjoy hearing about all the EAGLES & other birds you see in your area!
I can smell your home-made bread baking!---ho!---I never forget folks who bake bread!!---LOLLY has it on Fridays----ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS!!

floralgirl said...

That is great, Wanda, hope you all have a great trip- look for me and Norma by the side of the road with suitcases..

Mits said...

Wanda as you drive south, bring water:)

normabyrd said...

JIM!---I have been behind in reading the blog---We--in my area--refer to them as buzzards too!!

normabyrd said...

Watching AZOO!---Is that 'BUTA BUTA' eating bamboo in the day room?----Have missed seeing the precious little PRINCESS!!

normabyrd said...

MEGAN---I think I read WANDA might go to VERO BEACH!!---I have a good friend there!----I know she would take us in!!---ho!

deb said...

Off to get some stuff done and see what I can find for wildlife after all this bad weather. BBL

Mema Jo said...

Good Morning to ALL of you!
I am up and about and getting ready to
go out!

Will join you later!

glo said...

Ha Ha good morning everyone. I just got done listening to Christmas at K Mart and it is on my list of places to go today hmmmm Maybe I will rethink that destination. Might have what I am after at my local Walgreens.

I have been so busy I am meeting myself coming and going right now so not lots of sit down and watch cams time at the computer.

I did want to pause though to Wish all of you a Merry Christmas Time gets busier now for most of us over the next week or even two. Be safe, be happy be healthy and remember in prayer those who have needs on this Blog. We know who they are and what their needs are.
(((((hugs))))) Glo

floralgirl said...

Don't forget, last chance to get your pupy fix today...cam is up..

hedgie said...

Wanda, my mom used to live in Port St. Lucie, which is near Ft. Pierce! She moved to Missouri where my sister is almost 4 yrs. ago.
Glo, ice crystals were beautiful!!!
Paula, the few folks who needed medical attention were taken to Suburban.

hedgie said...

Now Suburban has no water! Mits???

Red said...

Loretta, I'm not offended by the photo of the tank top. Just glad the photo did not show Mrs. Red's face. lol

Red said...

BTW we call Turkey Vultures "Buzzards in Alabama too.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Lun Lun is dragging the fur off of Luney again today! Thumping along over every doorway and ledge.

Wanda, I used to live in West Palm Beach. Love to visit but would never want to live there again. Nothing like good ole West Virginia!!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Eagle in our nest!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Blogger cop is killing me out here!!!

EAGLE!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Red, I thought that was my ex-sister-in-law in that tank top!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

BOTH OF EM!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Where is everyone!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Looks like an early lunch.

floralgirl said...

Right here, thanks, I wasn't looking at the cam...

hedgie said...

Both in our nest!!!!

paula eagleholic said...

I see em..daggone cop...

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Looks like Belle is eating and Lib is moving sticks into the wrong place! :) ☺

hedgie said...

Aren't they loverly?????

paula eagleholic said...

Son John went down to the hospital this morning...Suburban..news crews everywhere...helicopter taking landing on and off the hospital...no water pressure there either...

paula eagleholic said...

Lib just flew off...Belle still eating.

hedgie said...

Would love to sit and keep watching, but Grandma's Sweet Roll dough is calling...all day affair...will try to pop in when I can! TTFN, as Margy says!!

movin said...

Wow, Wanda. There must be at least 50 buzzards in the herd there. They probably have troubles getting aloft in cold weather.

I wonder if they have predators. You'd think they would at least be perched on something at a safe height.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

movin said...
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paula eagleholic said...

Belle is devouring that brunch

floralgirl said...

Most turkey vultures die as a result of being hit by cars, flying into power lines or other structures, or getting caught in fences or leg-hold traps. Eggs and chicks are sometimes eaten by nest predators such as raccoons. Large owls prey on young and adult birds. Turkey vultures escape a lot of predation by being large birds. They also tend to spend a lot of time soaring in the air, where no predators can reach them. When harassed they will regurgitate their stomach contents of rotten meat, which is usually enough to deter predators because of its putrid smell.

movin said...

Good morning to Norma and all the other bloggers I missed earlier.

Merry Christmas to everyone...think I'll see if Suzanne got to work today now.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Thanks, Megan. I read something on Wikipedia about buzzards. they had quite a bit of info, but nothing on their defenses or role as prey animals.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Luney made it over the ledge all by himself. OMG!! He is a big boy now.

floralgirl said...

Incoming!!!

Mits said...

you know she is going to move that stick after she finishes eating

floralgirl said...

Sharing leftovers...

paula eagleholic said...

Love that regurgitating fact, Megan

paula eagleholic said...

She just did, Mits.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

I have died and gone to heaven, no doubt about it. Lib and Belle, Luney going everywhere!!

Mits said...

something has their attention

paula eagleholic said...

Looks like they are watching something...

paula eagleholic said...

She's gonna poof

Mits said...

poof Belle

paula eagleholic said...

There she went to the right

Mits said...

he is standing proudly by his handiwork

Mits said...

aww he is taking a load off his talons:)

paula eagleholic said...

Awww Lib is down in the egg cup

Mits said...

eating now

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Luney is plumb tuckered out!! His worldly travels finally got him!! It is so much fun to watch him. Somebody make em keep the cam up!!!! Don't they know who we are?

Mits said...

schools cloing early..Suburban hospital closed to trauma and ambulance service, elective surgery cancelled...

NatureNut said...

Eagle in the Nest!

paula eagleholic said...

Lib still hanging out...

Guess I'd better pee before I get to the hospital tonight... :):)

NatureNut said...

Really looking around

paula eagleholic said...

I heard that!

NatureNut said...

Chirping!

Mits said...

I sitting here thinking the same thing, Paula....should I, or, shouldn't I..than is the big question;)?????

floralgirl said...

To flush or not to flush...that is the question...

Mits said...

I say no flush, unless it is an emergency.....good thing I'm over the stomach flu:)

floralgirl said...

My sound keeps going in and out- missed the chirping..

Mits said...

my sound is a little static too

NatureNut said...

Musta Poofed while I had 2 phojne calls---got 2 more pics tho I'll put on.

paula eagleholic said...

I wouldn't flush....

Mits said...

2 osprey at Cape Coral

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Good afternoon Hedgie;
I have about 12 good laying hens.
they are 2years old and at there
prime.They slow down in egg laying
but i get enough for my use.I do
sell some in the summer.We are getting some freezing rain right
now and i do wish it was all snow,i
hate ice on the roads.
Have a great day

Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

Costume Lady said...

Ok, now, let me see...We have to get some clean water to Helen, pick up Norma and Megan, stop in and see Candy then on to visit with Red (Maybe he will fix us breakfast). Stop in Florida to see Norma's relatives and then on to see Jewell and before we leave Florida, we'll swing by and visit with Bobbi. Sounds like a fun trip to me! :):)

Costume Lady said...

Dave do you do any snow sports? (skiing, snowmobile, ice fishing?)

Costume Lady said...

I did some ice fishing in Michigan and it was fun for a while, but the COLD sensation that you have all around you, while standing on a lake is more than I can take. I like pier fishing in warm weather and catching flounder! Ummm!

paula eagleholic said...

Mits - what is in the CC osprey nest...those dark thingys?

Mits said...

don't know will look

Mits said...

almost look like 2 dead birds????

paula eagleholic said...

I wonder if they had 2 chicks and they died...they haven't moved.

paula eagleholic said...

The odd thing is they don't look like osprey chicks...look like pigeons or something

paula eagleholic said...

They don't have chicks yet at CC Osprey nest...first egg last year was Jan 30th....

I posted ? on Hancock forum asking what they thought was in the nest.

Mema Jo said...

Hello again. Back from Dr appointment and all is going well

One very large turkey in the PA woods

Mema Jo said...

Had lunch at Roy Rogers - love their fries & get them about 3 x's a year.

Traffic heavy & slow moving on 70West...

One last trip to grocery store later..
Panda nap now..

BBL

Mits said...

wonder what it could be?????

movin said...

Look at ZZ in close up.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

movin said...

Did you send your Christmas card via Xerox to the troops? (http://www.letssaythanks.com/Home.html)

I just did, thinking it might not make it in time, but the software grabbed mine so much faster than usual that I think they are sending them directly to the Mideast and printing them there. There's only a couple for Christmas specifically though.




C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

paula eagleholic said...

Done.

Thanks Jim

Mits said...

thanks, Jim....done here too:)

paula eagleholic said...

Osprey laying in CC nest.

Where is Deb today?

NatureNut said...

Thx Jim! I sent ours.

paula eagleholic said...

Nevermind...saw she was here earlier, and is now out and about...

paula eagleholic said...

Mits, I saw some other pics from yesterday at CC osprey...looks like a shirt in the nest...

movin said...

Thanks, everyone. I'm sure they will feel better with contact from home on Christmas.

Have a great day... I've got to go do some Christmas stuff now myself.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

hedgie said...

Sent my card last week, Jim!
Glad you got a good report, Mema Jo!
Helen, the flood made the St. Louis news...Mom couldn't believe the pics!
I was getting some straw for my Nativity display out of a bag that I have under the porch and found an old nest---wren, I think---which I knew was in there from spring...there was an unhatched egg in it, in perfect condition! Petrified or frozen?? Who knows! Will take a pic later and post it on yahoo mail!
Well, dough has doubled....time to start the real work!

paula eagleholic said...

Puppies are snoozing...

And here's a note about tonight.

Just a heads-up that we'll be temporarily turning off the webcam tomorrow night (Tues, Dec 23rd) so that we can take Aki and Amaya to their new parents. Of course we will do some goodbye videos before we leave so that everyone has a proper send off.

Mema Jo said...

The cat is back in the woods at PA

Mema Jo said...

Honest the cat was back!

Mema Jo said...

Luney in his mommie's arms!

Whiteout on the Moose Cam...

Mema Jo said...

Great cards to us from Lisa on
BWE & BWO....

paula eagleholic said...

Puppies just a got a tree toy!

Mits said...

water pressure is back up....yippee!

Mits said...

must have missed the puppies, it is on the slideshow now.

Mits said...

just got a message from Ceil while I was out....they are about an hour away from Spokane, Washington, they are taking them off the train there and busing them to Portland , Oregon.....she has see 3 eagles so far:)

paula eagleholic said...

Mits, they turned it off just as I posted...

Glad you got some water again!

paula eagleholic said...

Heading out, catch ya'll later

paula eagleholic said...

Kewl...tell her Merry Christmas from us.

Mits said...

you too, Paula, drive carefully:)

Mits said...

hear something by the mic;)

deb said...

I am home and have 200 pictures to look at, good day for birds!

magpie said...

Howdy Everyone !

Deb - if you have over 200 pictures then we should be in for a great Christmas treat!

Sounds like some great Eagle Watching earlier at OUR Nest.....lucky you guys! I guess I was in bed by then, who knows, time is a blur. Can someone please stop the clock for a little while?

The Fire and Rescue people in Montgomery County did an awesome job, what heroes they are! God Bless the folks who have been so severely up-ended by this disaster.

Hope all is well in all our Eagle Corners

I did see ISS this morning, it was a little pale, but nice nonetheless. And the crescent moon is as beautiful as ever.

Peace, Love, and Prayers xo ♥

deb said...

I put up one picture so far, it is such a pretty bird. The rest won't be until way later. have to catch up on the comments.

magpie said...

Oh, Incoming, thought I heard a swish !

magpie said...

that would be Eagle Alert !! Maker that Double Eagle Alert !!

deb said...

Eagles at our nest!

deb said...

HEY EVERYONE, EAGLE ALERT!!

deb said...

BEAKING

Mits said...

been watching the eagles....computer was not letting me post:)

deb said...

Oh, good. I see they were here earlier, too.

deb said...

Poof goes one.

deb said...

And there goes Lib, I think.

magpie said...

Verrrrry Nice!

Glad we had some company to watch them....these Eagles shall not escape our attention! Someone is always on the Alert!

Mits - glad your water pressure is back! I have several nieces in Bethesda, will have to check on them this evening from work.....

Night all, gotta to hustle and get ready for work.

xoxo ♥

magpie said...

Prayers for many strong needs tonight and through the Holiday

Good news about Ceil being almost at her destination, wish she could have taken the train all the way there! xo Give her our love, and Mary Margaret and Jim too, Mits...♥ ♥

Mits said...

have a good night Margy...

Mits said...

eagles BWE

Mits said...

don't know what that is in the nest with it????

Mits said...

some kind of bird for dinner???

deb said...

It looks like a bird of some sort, but I could be totally wrong. Maybe they will get out of the way.

deb said...

It is a bird, maybe a crow??

Mits said...

yep, think you are correct...a crow....when I firsr saw it thought it was an eagle wing

NatureNut said...

Oh Pooh! I was going to print some pics to mail & heard geese. Checked & see I missed the PM Eagle Alert. Did anyone save some pics? I put some on blog from earlier today.

Mits said...

she is picking that bird clean...

Lolly said...

H-e-l-l-o!!!!!! Have been so busy today and no time to get on the blog or even check the cam, House is ready and now I am in the big middle of cooking,.

I am so enjoying all the Christmas cards, but I was unable to get them out since I was whisked away to NYC.

NatureNut said...

Hello, Lolly (That sounds like a show! ☺) Glad to see you're back--guess you had no plane cancelling problems.

Mits said...

guess there will be leftovers at BWE tomorrow....Howdy, Lolly

hedgie said...

Looks like I missed more action!
Rolls are done! WHew...what a job...I'm getting too old for this...now I know why my Grams was way ready for me to take over the job 36 yrs. ago!! Think this is the first time I've had to do it alone, tho'!
Glad you've got water, Helen...is it still brown? Margy is right...does MCFD folks did a great job! Kudos to them all...and whoever the chopper crew was--??State Police??

Lolly said...

Me too! I was a little worried but Michael assured me all would be well, and so it was. I am still having trouble getting over my "high"!

Mits said...

yes Lynn, they are great people here in Montgomery County....never had any brown water, just barely any water....the break happen a block away from the Cabin John volunteer fire station, and they are the main station in this area that does water rescues.....State Police helicopter and Park Police helicopters were involved

Lolly said...

Hi Helen! I am a bit slow. I am on my laptop and trying to get the hang of it!

Mits said...

you will get used to it, Lolly...

Mits said...

puppies on view.....should be leaving soon

Lolly said...

Yes, Lynn it is a big job getting food ready for a crowd at Christmas. Michael and Ashley are looking for a new house. He said maybe we could all be together there nexr year. I told him I do not cook Christmas dinner at anyone's home but mine. I can not see Ashley preparing Christmas dinner.

Lolly said...

I have not forgotten about sending you the recipe for the coffee cakes.

Mema Jo said...

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