Good morning Friends! Thanks Steve!
Good morning Vicky! Thanks Steve!Prayers for Paula and her family this morning.
EAGLE OUR NEST!!
Looks like breakfast! Wake up everyone!
Beautiful as always!
Both there now!!
Something just got their attention, back to breakfast now.
Live feed is a little choppy this morning.
Oh boy, he doesn't have food on his mind!
Hey Sissy, we must be the only ones watching!
POOF! Both gone.
We must be, Vicky. All the other lucky dogs must still be snoozing!!
Well I get the day off for a change but too use to getting up so here I am!
I got a late start this morning, but I am working. That is the thing about healthcare. We doze but never close!!
Well I am up for coffee and dog treats. Dex never takes a day off. :).
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE....thanks for the bring over Vicky and the new MLK day thread, Steve....keep your snow there, although a little might be nice :)
Thoughts and prayers for Paul;a and her family, at this most difficult time.
Morning Mits and Glo. We are getting quite a bit of snow this morning, I think around 3 inches or so today. We have about 1-1/2 inches on the ground right now.
nest full of snow up in Maine:)
Cam at Norfolk has us right in the nest this morning.
and you can hear the eagles...they were just squawking....probably because the potty mouths are back in Maine
2 at Norfolk now!
I see that Sissy....looks pretty....we have not had 1 inch of snow here in DC yet this winter, today might be the day
they sure do have a closeup, one just flew off
NEST WEATHER...TodayCloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. » ZIP Code Detail TonightMostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow in the evening. Lows around 17. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent. TuesdayPartly sunny in the morning...then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs around 30. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. AMEN:)
squirrel at Pix
The snow is really coming down here right now. Tom is still at his mom's, hope he can make it home okay.
Hope DC doesn't get too much weather. Gonna be crazy enough up there this week without adding the weather.
Mits, have you talked to Paula?
No, I haven't Sissy.
GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!---Thanks STEVE!---CONGRATS!! VICKY---our #1 EAGLE MOMA -- today & everyday!!---MORNIN---VICKY---SISSY---GLO---& HELEN---Watched so much football yesterday---my eyes are crossed!!----HAPPY for the CARDINALS---VICKY-- seems like 'ole times' having you with us!!----These temps in the 20s feel like we are having a HEAT WAVE!!-----Understand SNOW may be on the way---
She is certainly on my mind this morning.
We have turkeys and eagles and pandas everywhere this morning.
yes Sissy a lot of us now what she is going thru...:(
PAULA---I can find no words to tell you how sorry I am---Sending you love--thoughts & prayers for you & family---GOD BLESS!!---We are here for you-----
RED---Prayers for you brother!!!
so we have 2 panda watches ahead of us for the next couple of months...NZ and Memphis, whose panda also went into estrus earlier than expected, she had her AI on Dec.25 and 26th
I have a big ole red-bellied woodpecker out here on my suet feeder. He has been coming around for about a week now. Usually see him out in the yard and not on the feeders. Guess the ground is too frozen! He is one cool-looking dude!
Cape Coral osprey nest is finally back up, there is an osprey there now, can't tell if it has eggs yet, Deb will be happy to see it back on.
turkeys at PA
both at BWE
Good Morning Everyone...It was good to see Miss Vicky on here. I wonder what her weather is like...tell us, Vicky, if you pop back on:)
Helen, I missed your news about the NZ Panda. IE for her too?
Good morning everyone. I'm so sad to hear about Paula's Mom. Got her and her family in my prayers and toughts today.
Welcome Home Wanda. We Missed Ya!
yes, Wanda they did the procedures on Saturday:)
One GOOD RESULT of this 'COOL' weather!!!----Have never had so many--many birds at the feeders & in the lawn --- I have so enjoyed them!!!---
January 18 - Panda Mating Season Begins EarlyOn Jan. 9, the National Zoo’s animal care team noticed increased interaction between our giant pandas, female Mei Xiang and male Tian Tian, including distinctive vocalizations that are associated with mating season. Staff immediately began monitoring Mei Xiang’s hormone levels in her urine, which allows them to predict the exact moment of ovulation. Throughout the day on Thursday, Jan. 15, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian attempted to mate. Zoo staff carefully observed the panda’s activities and because competent mating did not occur, Zoo scientists and veterinarians performed two nonsurgical artificial insemination procedures beginning on Saturday, Jan. 17. Both pandas were anesthetized, allowing Zoo scientists to collect sperm from Tian Tian and insert it directly into Mei Xiang’s uterus.Zoo staff separated Mei Xiang and Tian Tian prior to performing the artificial insemination. They will remain separated for the next few months, until Mei Xiang either delivers a cub, or until Zoo scientists determine she is not pregnant. Keeping the pandas separated will reduce the risk of increased stress hormone levels in Mei Xiang, which could jeopardize a developing embryo. Panda gestation typically lasts from 90 to 185 days. Veterinarians will monitor Mei Xiang’s hormone levels and perform ultrasounds to determine whether or not she is pregnant.Giant pandas have one very brief mating season each year, with only about one day a year in which conception can occur. For the last six years, Mei Xiang has typically ovulated in March or April. This year’s early start is unusual, but due to the expertise of National Zoo staff, they were able to identify signs of this early reproductive activity and mobilized quickly for a possible artificial insemination. There is no conclusive study that indicates the cause of panda ovulation. Although scientists know that giant pandas mostly breed in late winter to early spring, it is not known if the onset of reproductive activity is triggered by increasing day length, temperature or some other environmental factor. This year’s unusually early onset of reproductive activity should allow Zoo scientists to shed knew light on what triggers the reproduction of this endangered species.
MORNIN' WANDA & RED!!!--Great to have you WRIGHTS home!!----RED--Still sending prayers to your brother!!----how is he feeling??
Norma, my feeders are busy places this morning too. Went out to fill the feeders and the birds were very impatient, wanting me to get it done and get out of the way!
So Mits, is their short ovulation time the reason for them being almost extinct or endangered?
Just called out and got Sher and Mattie out of bed this morning. Lazy bones!
EAGLE at NORFOLK!-- Love that site---
that is one of the reasons, Sissy, plus they are poor maters, and loss of habitat is a real major one, plus poaching, one of the critical things now is, they have no idea how many wild pandas died in last Mays' earthquake. Alot of the bamboo was buried in mudslides, it is a very serious situation
SISSY---Has SHARON had her last visit to UVA?----I asked that yesterday----but we had so many posts---I thought we might go for 1,000!!---ho!
My brother is doing fine now. Thanks for everyones prayers. He'll probably be on coumadin for the rest of his life. But thats better than having blood clots floating around causing problems.
Well, they can send them pandas here. I will take good care of em for sure!! (WISH I WAS A PANDA!) Wish I could see Luney!!
Norma, it is good to be home and back with all of you, but, I do miss the Florida temps:(
Just read my email and so very sorry to hear of Paula's loss. I hope she knows that we are with her in thought and prayer.
THURMONT, Md. -- A 300-pound jaguar mauled a woman Sunday morning at the Catoctin Zoo while the woman was cleaning its cage.The jaguar was supposed to be secure in another area of the cage but somehow made it back into the area where the employee was working. Co-workers heard the woman screaming and were able to use a fire extinguisher to get the jaguar off her.The woman is in critical condition at a local hospital with injuries to her face, neck, arms and hands.The Catoctin Zoo is closed for the winter, so no visitors were in danger.The jaguar will be quarantined for 10 days, during which time the zoo will decide on whether to put the animal down.Officials are investigating whether it was a humor or equipment error that led to the attack.THIS IS THE ZOO, SUZANNE USED TO VISIT ON HER WAY HOME SOMETIMES....THINK THEY MEAN HUMAN ERROR, YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD CHECK WHAT THEY ARE PRINTING.
Helen, that is a very interesting article on the pandas and VERY exciting!!
Red, did you see me wave to you as we passed by your area? Candy heard us whoosh by the Outer Banks;)
FINNEY----Snowy MT nest!!---SUZANNE is off this week!---She & MARGY usually send beautiful pics of the SEA EAGLES!
Eagle has landed.
Another flew in and one flew out.
Too bad about the incident at Catoctin...but I hope they don't out the Jag down....he was only doing what comes naturally.Started snowing about 1/2 hr. ago...really coming down...argh!!!
WANDA---I have a very dear friend -KASSIE--in VERO BEACH!!----If I had known --I would have called her!!---She's real cool!!---
That's PUT the jag down....oops!
it is snowing a little here now.
Vicki, I sure do like your tree avatar!
Good norning Sissy, Mits, Wanda, Norma, Red and Hedgie. Poof there went the other eagle.
We have passed by that Catoctin Zoo many times and have never stopped in. We were usually in the Motor Home and never know the difficulty of a parking place. (We bought the MH in Thurmont and go there for servicing)
I am also so sorry to hear that Paula Lost her mother. Prayers will be said for she and her family.
Two in BWE
MORNIN' HEDGIE!!----LISA said---US PARK SERVICE---caught the wounded EAGLE---& it is in a rehab!---The KID was so excited & proud!!---His dad works for the Park Service!!---Wonderful that the students were so concerned about the EAGLE!!---
LYNN!! Did you see IL DIVO just now on channel 9, singing AMAZING GRACE?? Hope you did...just beautiful!
Helen, I hope you decide to keep your snow up thee for now. We are on a storm watch down here for a low coming at us tomorrow. Sounds like it might leave a little snow on the cars and roads. We haven't had a good snow in a few years.
Prayers for Paula and family. Her mom does not need them the Lord took her home. Hard on the living. We are never prepared for the loss of a loved one.
Good morning everyone. Prayers and heavy heart right with Paula and her family this morning.
Glo has posted some more great shots on Glimpses.
Yes, Wanda, I saw our favorites singing our favorite!! Fantastic!!Oh, Norma, I am so relieved to know that the HF eagle has a chance for recovery....wonder where they took him? Wish that they could keep us updated as to its progress.
I am not with the program...didn't hear about Paula's Mom. Prayers for strength for Paula and family.
Lynn, so glad you got to see them. When I first heard them sing AG on the CD, I wished that I could SEE them singing it!
MORNIN' CANDY!!---I missed the EAGLE----He/She must have been fast!!-----We don't mind the snow!!----We have been having "BELOW TEMPS"---Feels like a heat wave this am!!---ho!
Wanda, you have mail..
MORNIN' CEIL!!----I wondered if you saw OBAMA'S train go by yesterday??----Lots of people in Baltimore were watching!!
Morning ALL:)Trace of snow on the ground here this morning, that's enough for me..kid is so desperate to have some snow though.Read Paula's email, sending her lots of love...Slept in this morning..
MORNIN' BLUEFIELD SHARON!!---Have you been back to UVA!---I keep asking---but still haven't heard?
So sorry to hear about Paula's Mom. Prayers to her and her family.Lynne
Question: is there only one Maine nest? When you all were talking about the potty mouths earlier, all I heard was the surf....was I on the "same page" as you all?
zoomer is a zooming and Norfolk is Beautiful
Wanda, I think that Paula is using an old email address for you...she is using a gmail acct. address and not your wewdew address, so that's probably why you didn't receive her mails.
yes, only one Maine nest
MORNIN' MEGAN!!---Just read the other blog----If you have questions--in re: teenage dating---I have 3 daughters---sooooooo I think I have seen everything---ho!-----(remember your raised her---she is a good kid)---JUST REMEMBER THAT!!
Normabyrd, I go back to UVA Thursday. Probably still won't get the drain out this time.
same thing happened with Ceil, she is using a yahoo address and Ceil has not been getting the messages...her eagle momster mail does not work
BOTH OF EM!!
Wanda, I had eggs, country ham, grits, biscuits, gravy and orange cinnamon rolls ready for your breakfast but you just waved and went on by. So its your fault I got fat. lol
Hugs and prayers for you and your family Paula.And an eagle in the nest ..make that two just for you (((((Paula))))))
Looks like it is breakfast time and no one is sharing! :)
MORNIN' GRANNYBLT!!---Her Mom has been ill for a while---But one is never ready---
jerky cam this a.m.
Both gone now!
looks like snowflakes at the nest
they will be back
We are beginning to seem snow falling!!---
WOW!---Check the NORFOLK site!!---AWESOME!!!---CLOSE UP---BEAUTIFUL!Forgot you can't print their pics!!
wow...awesome site at NBG
Excuse my manners. When I got on before I did not say good morning to everyone. Was trying to send message to Paula.Norma did not go anywhere the train or War Memorial Plaza on Saturday. I don't like crowds. Off to do some shopping. BBLHave a great day.
Snowing here Love snow. Like it to come and go. Not like snowman cam
snow has stopped here, thank heavens:)
Norfolk cam Wow. Two beautiful eagles.Where is Margy this morning? MM said the picture of Margy at the train station turned out.BBL
Margy went back to work today, she was on very early this a.m., Ceil
CEIL---MARGY was on earlier & I think she is working today!!---She gets all the fun!---ho!---she is a BEAUTIFUL person---
A wee bit of SNOW on the ME nest!!---But no sound!!
sound is on in Maine, Norma, it is just a quiet wind
still just one baby hummer....really too late for the other to hatch.
2 moose on moosecam
Helen, thank you for the email. Paula sounds as though she has things under control. Prayers for continued strength.
Red, I smelled your breakfast cooking, but thought it was coming from a restaurant. Sounds wonderful! FAT? After 10 days vacation...I don't even look at my body in the mirror and haven't had the courage to get on the scale:(
step away from the scale after vacation:)
I have a doctor appt. tomorrow...can't escape the scale there. LOL Hope to get another NEW KNEE!
Good Morning with a sadden but joyful heart as I read Paula's announcement. Her mom has completed her journey and is now at Peace with the Lord. My prayers will continue for Paula and her family as it is a time of reflection of all that her mom has given to them. I am waiting for news as to where her mom will be laid to rest and the time of viewing & funeral service. If anyone knows, please publish - I don't see it in today's Frederick paper. Thanks.
Watching the snow flakes on our Live FeedSure is real life! Our snowfall has turned from the very large flakes to a very small one.WOW! The turkeys are in the PA woods! About 8 of them! Hope Chrissy gets to see them.Mits - How about all this earliness with our pandas!!! 2 watches - don't know if I can handle that!
Looks like a territorial discussion between all the TOMS - Never saw so manyTurkey alert - PA woods
well I was as surprised as the keepers, Jo, but we are ready to go. At least I will have more cams hours under my belt this year for the pregnancy watch.
I know, they have been there all morning
WANDA!---Can you share with us as how PAULA is doing??
**Good Morning****Everybody**I see both eagles are on BWO this morning.C(°ٿ°)DJim
To mark the 200th anniversary of writer Edgar Allan Poe's birth, a mysterious visitor again placed three red roses and a half-filled bottle of cognac at Poe's grave in Baltimore before quietly slipping away. The curator of the Poe House and Museum, Jeff Jerome, said about 50 people waited outside the cemetery of Westminster Presbyterian Church, hoping to catch a glimpse Monday of the elusive man known as the "Poe toaster." The man returns each year in the early morning darkness on Poe's birthday. Jerome says the visitor did not leave any note, not even to comment on the milestone anniversary. He adds the crowd was smaller than he expected and was better behaved than the rowdy groups that have attended the vigil in recent years.
Yep, Margy is working 6-6 today.The strange events of early estrus for the pandas is probably related to global warming...LOL!!!! Thermometer says it's 30° but if feels colder, and SNOW is still falling.
MORNIN' MOVIN'JIM!!----We are having a HEAT WAVE!---temp is 29 now!!---ho!
Very sorry to read your report of Paula's Mom, but she has begun a new and more rewarding journey with the Almighty.God bless her.C(°ٿ°)DJim
POE - As a college student when I was reading his writings I was so intrigued with his style! I have no clue who it is or if it is even the same person who honors him each year.. Don't think we will ever know... Have to keep his mystery alive!
yes, I love the mystery of it all
looks like the turkey bowl in PA
snow starting to cover the nest
GAO GAO!! is in PANDA on display this am-----(don't see any PANDA in the window)
got a pork loin and sauerkraut in the crockpot.....for tonight...yummo
the sun is actually out at the snowman cam this a.m.
Morning, Norma. We are blowing this way and that way weatherwise here.It has risen to 59° and will clear 83 by afternoon. They say the winds are still from the desert, but I see the humidity is almost up to our normal???I guess the wind will shift tomorrow, and then later in the week we are due 2-3 days of showers.I think I'll ship my sinuses to a more stable clime ... if I can find one.C(°ٿ°)DJim
Good morning! I finally have some new pictures to share. These are most ly from yesterday at BW with a few others thrown in.BW PhotosBob
POE was & is still a favorite of mine!!----We had a wonderful teacher in high school----Since then I have always loved poetry!!--quote the raven---nevermore!---forgotten a wee bit!---ho!
FYI: I have talked with Suzanne about Paula's news
WOW.....BOB, good eagle day:)
glad you got a hold of her, Jo.
Just went back and read more of the thread. So sorry to hear about Paula's mother. Prayers for her and her family.
Just did a slideshow of your pics...Fantastic, Bob! Loved them all! The water fowl keep warm that way, I guess.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING.LOW PRESSURE WILL BRING A PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW ACROSS THE EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA PANHANDLE...NORTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...MUCH OF THE MARYLAND AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND ONE INCH CAN BE EXPECTED IN WASHINGTON...WITH 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW TO THE NORTH AND WEST OF WASHINGTON INCLUDING ALL OF NORTHERN MARYLAND.THIS IS THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE SEASON ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA. WITH TEMPERATURES AROUND FREEZING...SNOW WILL BE ABLE TO STICK ON SOME ROADS. THIS WILL CAUSE SLIPPERY AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS TRAVEL. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
A Cardinal is eating with all those turkeys that are still there getting their fill in the PA woods.Our nest looks soooooooo cold!
The snow isn't coming down with any good timing in DC.....
Belle and Lib are in for a surprise when they get back
well nothing can dampen the spirits of the people who have come to Washington for this event
Lake WA may be frozen again.. The fog at the osprey cam is thicker then Pea Soup!
yep, too bad, it was so darn clear yesterday...
eagles still hanging out at NBG
well one is still there, the other one poofed
LUNCH TIME - well at least get dressed for the daytime!! BBL
WHOA!---My computer is freezing up again!---need a new one!!
hubby said driving to work this a.m. was like coming in on a Saturday, federal holiday:)
For sure, Mits...nest is filling fast!!
Your pork and kraut sounds yummy, Mits...I've got a roast, but still no kraut! Gotta get to the store one of these days.
Bob, your pics are wonderful, as always! Bet it was cold out there this weekend!
WINTER WEATHER ADVISERY till 10:00 pm---JEFFERSON & BERKELEY included!LIB & BELLE---better be out buying a SNOW BLOWER!!----ho!-----
the whole house smells of kraut:)
BOB!!---AWESOME PICS!---Must be hard to choose which birds you want to shoot!!----EAGLES!--EAGLES!Thank you for sharing with us!!!
EAGLES IN NEST
Trying to do nestorations
both listening to some noise going by
Haven't seen DANA on today!!---I pray ED is feeling better today!!----
now more nestorations after HP
Lib is still there
Lib taking a break
can hear Belle nearby
LISE just called---Shepherdstown---Said they were getting lots of snow!!----Don't like all that SNOW in the nest!!!
now he is talking to her
from the latest radar, looks like snow is ending at nest
they are still close by
2 EAGLES at NORFOLK site----But they certainly aren't mating!! ho!
Snow has stopped here, at least for now.
So, how is everybody? I feel so out of touch.
SPLIT COMING UP
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