Monday, February 02, 2009

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Monday thread.

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floralgirl said...

Thanks, Steve:)

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Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Good morning Eagle Friends!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Morning Megan!

glo said...

Good morning everyone.Must have been false labor or there;s one buried down there some where LOL. I checked her about 3:30 and she was up then too. Not a very restful night at that nest for soem reason. Keep an eagle eye.

Off to coffee and dog treats.

floralgirl said...

Morning Sissy and Glo:)

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Isnt' that just the most beautiful egg!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Morning Glo! They do seem very restless this morning.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Did I miss anything eggciting this weekend?

NatureNut said...

Good Morning All!
Thx, Steve! Great picture!!!☺

NatureNut said...

Hi, Sissy. Things were pretty normal all weekend I think. Babysitting of egg, switching of sitters, food brought in, some vocalizing....

floralgirl said...

Geez, I forgot all about this silly day- groundhog day...at my house no groundhog would ever have a chance to make a statement, but sorry, Phil Says "Six More Weeks of Winter!"

ceil said...

Morning all. Heard Phil said 6 more weeks of winter. Lets get that little varmint.

Mits said...

Phil Says "Six More Weeks of Winter!"
Phil's official forecast as read February 2nd, 2009 at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob:

Hear Ye Hear Ye
On Gobbler's Knob this glorious Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2009

Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all Prognosticators

Awoke to the call of President Bill Cooper

And greeted his handlers, Ben Hughes and John Griffiths

After casting a joyful eye towards thousands of his faithful followers,

Phil proclaimed that his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers were World Champions one more time

And a bright sky above me

Showed my shadow beside me.

So 6 more weeks of winter it will be.

Mits said...

Morning everyone, that was what Suzanne sent out this morning, regardless of what the little varmint says, 6 weeks from now we will be closer to spring and osprey season:)

Mits said...

NEST WEATHER...

Today
Cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow this morning... then rain and snow likely this afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
» ZIP Code Detail
Tonight
Cloudy. Snow likely in the evening...then a chance of snow after midnight. Snow accumulation around an inch. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.
Tuesday
Snow likely. Additional snow accumulation around an inch possible. Total snow accumulation around 2 inches. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.

AMEN

Lolly said...

Good morning! Can you believe I am up and on this early. While the jubby's away the wife will play. No, I had to get up have a dentist appointment this morning. Yuk!

See there is still one egg. She was really restless last night...time for another egg!

Lolly said...

Mits, we don't want snow on Belle!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Gosh, what a tree limb she is moving around!

Lolly said...

I am going to sit back, finish waking up, read the paper, drink my coffee.....and lurk!!!

BBL

ceil said...

Mits the last I heard the big storm coming up the coast is suppose to stay out to sea but the west storm is going to clobber the States over the mountain. Look out Belle.

Mits said...

BOTH

Mits said...

I'm just looking at the changed forecast now, Ceil...the other day accu-weather said we could have 6 to 12, but now basically nothing

Mits said...

gone..

Mits said...

guess they both went out to breakfast, maybe she has to fly around to get the action started

Mits said...

back

ceil said...

Off to shop. BBL

floralgirl said...

If I had a nickel for every time my feed froze I'd buy you all lunch...
I love the way you can really see the beak and talon color, tho.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Mine is freezing all the time too, quite bothersome I must say!!

Mits said...

ya think!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mits said...

Sissy were you watching the hummers this a.m., when the sun shines on them the colors are spectacular....and this is a cam in Ecuador, how do they do it?

deb said...

Good morning, everyone. Osprey in HH.

Mits said...

wow up close and personal, Deb.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good morning everybody!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

I know Mits, I was watching. That is so beautiful. Funny how that cam is so clear from Ecuador and the one here in WV freezes and all that junk all the time!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Blank screen on the live feed, still cam is up though.

Mits said...

Good morning Miss Sharon:), does anyone know which way our solar power thingy is facing?????

floralgirl said...

Hit refresh, my live feed is still up.

Mits said...

my live feed is up

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Mine came back up.

floralgirl said...

Those coati are at the Equador cam.

Danelle- said...

Good morning everyone! My gosh, it's been a looooong time since I've been on here! I'm trying to catch up. So the first egg was laid on Saturday?

floralgirl said...

Whoa- they are drinking all the hummer food:( there are several.

Mits said...

BOY THEY ARE BIG BUGGERS!!!!!!

deb said...

BRS is headed to Denver. Osprey is back and there is a raid going on in Ecuador!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Mits are you watching the hummer cam? Up close and personal with the varmits.

floralgirl said...

It's a wonder those bees don't sting them. They are gonna have to refill the feeder.

Mits said...

Hi Danielle....how are you...yes, egg late friday or early saturday a.m.

Mits said...

they almost knocked the feeder over!!!!!

Mits said...

here they come again

floralgirl said...

There they go, can't imagine there is much liquid left for the birds.

deb said...

Update on my uncle from my aunt:

Bob can now move his whole right foot on command! He had spasms that were driving him crazy and the Dr. said that was part of the heeling. Bob said, "I had a talk with God and told him I sure would like to have control of both legs and pretty soon I was able to move my whole foot"! You are all such good cheerleaders. Thanks for the prayers!!

Mits said...

the bananas are for them...leave the nectar alone you big bullies

Mits said...

isn't that wonderful, Deb:)

floralgirl said...

Dang, one is back and drinking all the food.

deb said...

Welcome back, Danielle. The first egg came in during the on Saturday. We first saw it about 2:55 AM.

Mits said...

their tails are neat

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Those coati are bound to be sticky messes after being in that feeder.

Mits said...

EGG TURNING

deb said...

Make that Danelle. :)

Mits said...

one of the coatis, swiped at the hummers

paula eagleholic said...

Good Morning, all.

Welcome back, Danelle!!

Mits said...

meanwhile back in California, that hummer baby is huge:)

floralgirl said...

Yikes, weird interference on live feed sound...
Hey Paula:)
Hello Danielle, missed your comment...I got too many screens open.

Mits said...

Hey Deb, BRS, looks like he is heading into some dark clouds, wonder if he will get some snow showers?

Mits said...

heard that Megan, maybe they are adjusting some stuff, I hope

Mits said...

deer on snowman cam

paula eagleholic said...

Eagles at PH

deb said...

I saw that, too. Now they have disappeared. I checked the forecast for Denver, 49 and partly cloudy today, 31 mostly cloudy tomorrow. No snow forecast.

Mits said...

yeah seem to be disappearing, they looked so threatening for awhile

Costume Lady said...

Good Morning, Danielle, long time no see:) Good to have you back. We will all be happy to follow along with you on you Invetro Journey. Good Luck!

Mema Jo said...

Good Morning to All here on board and to all the lurkers out there! Great pic
that Steve has posted for us! I also forgot about Punxsutawney Phil! Great commentary Suz sent us - thanks for posting Mits! I don't see that Ms Sunshine has her computer up/running yet.

Mits said...

eagles working together a PH....what a wonderful site that is

paula eagleholic said...

Deb - Glad to hear about the progress your uncle is making...wonderful news.

floralgirl said...

I lost BRS- maybe it's just as well, I think I was getting carsick...or trucksick...

Mema Jo said...

Thank you Paula for the new prelog to our beautiful couple on the Momster's Home Page. I love the pic you have on there!

Mits said...

egg in view

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle up on back of nest

Mits said...

switching

paula eagleholic said...

LOL moving a big reserve pile of fluff!

deb said...

According to his map he is in Denver, but I sure didn't see that he was that close when the cam went down. Some parts of CO have bad coverage. He uses Sprint Broadband, so must not have any coverage.

Mits said...

BRS SAYS:Remember! I am a moving object! If I lose signal or switch towers the camera may drop out.
Just reload your page or check back in a few minutes

Lolly said...

Eagle exchange! For a second there thought I saw another egg, it was a talon! Rearranged some fluff. I am now off to the dentists. BBL

paula eagleholic said...

My cam hung up....thought there was a switch! Looks like Belle...

Mema Jo said...

Checking emails now - Jim sent one that is really great - Duck in a Truck!
Wonder if Big Rig Steve has any mascot riding with him?

deb said...

A cat, Jo, someone else will have to get you his name. BRS is approaching Denver.

Mits said...

BRS has a cat that rides with him....TK (truck kat)

Mema Jo said...

Great! LIVE FEED still has Lib
Still Feed now has Belle.
Refreshed Still Feed and Belle stayed on the egg cup
Refreshed Live Feed and took a good minute or two to come back up BUT Lib had gone poof and there was our Belle.

I have been keeping both Still & Live cams up/running. It can get confusing as to Who is Where Doing What!

deb said...

I just remembered it is TJ.

Mema Jo said...

I'll keep my eyes open for his cat!
That is so cool......

floralgirl said...

Both in nest now-

deb said...

Oh well, I was close!

Mema Jo said...

Thank you Deb I will check out his photos - I guess I thought I saw an
animal on one of them.

Mema Jo said...

Thanks Mits! It's ok Deb you were only one letter away from being right! lol

Mits said...

he has lots of pics and videos of TK

Mema Jo said...

As usual Lib is tiding up
He best go get lunch started

Whoops! Guess Belle wants to get her own

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

They are such wonderful parents!! Lib is a great husband (kinda like my Tom!).

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Changing of the guard!

paula eagleholic said...

Live cam reallly slowwwwww today...can't get a decent refresh time....

paula eagleholic said...

Still cam show an MT nest....

Mema Jo said...

Two Poofs Not Allowed

Mits said...

I thought it was just me, Paula, I refresh and it just disappears a long time

Mema Jo said...

Still MT

floralgirl said...

Honestly, live feed is driving me bonkers today, it keeps freezing and takes forever to come back up after refreshing. I bet I have refreshed over 50 times this morning.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

This cam thing is driving me nuts. Can't keep it running much at all. Have to restart every couple of minutes.

floralgirl said...

Eagle back, in egg cup.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

I see we are all having that problem. Eagle back in nest.

Mema Jo said...

SOMEONE IS BACK

Mema Jo said...

Live feed is going good right now

Maybe those spreaded wings were part of a poop shoot! lol

Mits said...

Jo, you have mail>

Mits said...

yes we are...AAAARRRRGGGHHHH!!!!!!

Mema Jo said...

They didn't take such a long break but to us birders it gets your heart a
pumping until they get back.

Mits said...

BOTH THERE

floralgirl said...

Yep, I have two frozen eagles..and my cam has sound, unfortunately it's the sound of me swearing...

Mits said...

LOL.....

Mema Jo said...

I'm checking mail
Keep making comments

Mits said...

BRS pulling into a TS

Mits said...

HO, you don't wan to hear some of my comments:)

floralgirl said...

I refreshed again, I hear the daycare kiddies outside.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

If I worked at that day care, them younguns would be outside all the time cause I would be watching the nest.

Mits said...

they do seem to be outside alot

Mema Jo said...

Now who is going where to do what

floralgirl said...

It's really nice outside, just muddy. 46° and partly sunny.

paula eagleholic said...

It's nice outside this morning...gotta let the kids run off some energy, I'm sure

Mits said...

poof

paula eagleholic said...

One poofed

Mema Jo said...

Darn $%((# I hate the blogs
Conflicting Edits

Mits said...

maybe one of us can volunteer to have a baby so we can go to the daycare center everyday....MEGAN, you are the youngest I volunteer you:)

Mits said...

Paula, you have mail:)

Mema Jo said...

No don't leave

Mema Jo said...

Poof anyhow

Egg alone

Mits said...

poof

floralgirl said...

OMG- I just fell out of my chair- no way....

Mits said...

roflmbo.....

floralgirl said...

Um, wouldn't it be easier for someone to just get a job at NCTC?

Mits said...

there you go, Megan, I highly recommend you:)

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

When I do get sound, it always sounds like a pig snorting.

paula eagleholic said...

Here to, Jo. Just what we need.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Oh WOW, Megan, I would have fell out of my chair too.

movin said...



**GOOD MORNING**

**EVERYoNE**

It looks like our pair have left the egg alone...at least temporarily. At least they are still expecting more eggs, or they would be incubating this one full time.

Eagles are getting more active at the Channel Island nests. One in the PH nest a couple of minutes ago.




C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

Mits said...

yeah, well, youngster I was going to volunteer you next:)

Red said...

Kinda makes you wonder how a cam in the jungle of Ecuador or underwater in the Netherland Antilles has less problems and run smoother than one is a tree in West Virginia.

paula eagleholic said...

Eagle is back

floralgirl said...

Eagle is back.

Mits said...

BACK

Mema Jo said...

That was almost a 10 min break
How fast can an unhatched egg cool down?

Mits said...

BRS says.....Arrived in Denver, Colorado
Just waiting for late night appointment to deliver

floralgirl said...

I wouldn't worry, it is really warm out and it's tucked into all that fluff. They seem to be very capabale of taking care of their eggs.

Mits said...

I never worry about these two, they seem to have it together

paula eagleholic said...

I give up....not even trying the live feed any more today...don't need the frustration.

Mits said...

I hear ya, Paula..

Mema Jo said...

I need to get something for lunch
Only had banana for breakfast..

Need to be in emails afterwards so

BBL

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

I been trying to get Sharon to have another one for a while, before her eggs dry up!!!!

floralgirl said...

OMG- Sharon, they are ganging up on us!!

Mits said...

Monday, February 2
On January 23, we told you how we were starting to limit Lun Lun’s and Xi Lan’s access to the off-exhibit space during the day by giving them less off-exhibit den space. Well, the transition to being on exhibit full-time for young Xi Lan is moving along smoothly. Last week, we started giving Lun Lun and Xi Lan the dayroom with no access to off exhibit space for 45 minutes. We gradually increased the time in the dayroom, and over the weekend we expanded it to five hours. When Xi Lan is given access to the off-exhibit space after being in the dayroom exclusively, he seems to prefer the off-exhibit area. However, when he is on exhibit he has become comfortable enough in the area to curl up for short naps. It shouldn’t be long before he is totally comfortable in the dayroom and can spend the whole day out there. We will then have to start working on teaching him to shift, so that the dayroom can be cleaned throughout the day.

This is a good time to come see Xi Lan. He is practicing climbing and seems to be learning something new each day. At this time of year it’s fairly quiet at the giant panda exhibit. So, beat the spring crowds and come see Xi Lan and the rest of our giant panda family!
Kate Roca
Carnivore Keeper II


THAT IS NICE, ATLANTA, BUT NOT ALL OF US CAN COME TO THE ZOO.....just more frustrating

floralgirl said...

I missed it somehow, but it looks like someone filled the hummer food pan in Equador.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

That is exactly what I said awhile ago about this cam. One down yonder works perfectly!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Did somebody on this blog pray for patience??

floralgirl said...

Yep, I have had that hummer cam up for hours.

Mits said...

Suzanne saw them re-filling the feeder, with a big bucket

floralgirl said...

I must've been outside.

Mits said...

egg turning

floralgirl said...

Egg roll.

floralgirl said...

Eagle just flew in-what is that it brought??

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

What did they bring for lunch?

Mits said...

looks like a cold cut sub...hold the peppers

hedgie said...

Good afternoon. Been lurking while doing alot of other puting!!
LUNCHTIME in the nest....big something there.

Mits said...

eagle at CALTRAN

floralgirl said...

A fish, already half eaten? when she tears into it, you can see the gill separation.

Mits said...

burp:(

paula eagleholic said...

I'd say filet-o-fish....

hedgie said...

Worst snow storm im London in 20 yrs. 6" blizzard....wonder if Chrissy is getting the same thing?

floralgirl said...

Other eagle just flew back in.

hedgie said...

OMG, Sissy....after everything she's been thru', we don't want her to stretch out her tummy!!!

NatureNut said...

My still cam shows 2 eagles(saved it)--one eating, but Live shows 1. No one sitting on egg at moment

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

There was a car on the hummer cam. That was pretty strange.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Well, yeah, now maybe wouldn't be the best time for Sharon to have a baby, but still.....

floralgirl said...

A car???!!
There is one eagle in the nest eating, other flew out.

Mits said...

my live shows only one....you can go to Earthcam.com and go to London to see their snow, also interesting to watch the 24 hour archive during the storm

hedgie said...

Time for lunch...no fishy for me!!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

We are starting to get light precipitation in Bluefield.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

You know, I would really hate for an eagle to look at me that way.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

They definitely have a pretty intense stare.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

The temp has dropped here 10 degrees in about 2 hours.

NatureNut said...

POOF on Still...

floralgirl said...

Eagle back in nest- onto egg.

NatureNut said...

Eggsitter back.

Costume Lady said...

I have, what I believe to be the last bunch of Margy's photos posted on Wandas Wishes. Then, when we get MM photo of Margy on the platform at the train station, she has a few photos to go along with that.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Now it is snowing here.

floralgirl said...

Live feed has disapeared:(

NatureNut said...

Sissy, saw on news awhile ago that snow was in TN & Ken. & moving E, so you must be getting that.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

My live feed and sound are up at this moment.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Wow, that wind is a-whipping!

NatureNut said...

Just got my Live to come back on. Will Never Refresh Again! Can't turn that tab off when it's "not responding" w/out closing everything & have to start over.

Mema Jo said...

Had my quickie lunch.. Looked better then our eagle couples'. Just saw an egg turning and then the wiggle wiggle and then pulling in of the fluff! Wind seems to be picking up.

Suz had gone home for the day knowing that she may run into some snow up at her home in PA.. She hopes to see us tomorrow.

floralgirl said...

ok, got it back, wind is gusting about 18 mph.

Mema Jo said...

QUESTION: How do you manage your REFRESH
of the live cam?

I had always hit F5 and had to wait quite some time for it to come back up -
Just a few minutes ago I clicked into the
little brown box on the left with our 3 bobble heads and the refresh was almost immediate.

Mema Jo said...

Sharon - I see lots of traffic in Bluefield and some snow flakes..

paula eagleholic said...

I hit the refresh button on my browser...I am using IE

Mema Jo said...

Hope you all have been loyal momsters/dadsters and have checked out our HOME PAGE

Paula's update Home Page


We also have 2 new members (really old friends of mine for the past 2 years on the Kent Forum) You can always welcome them with an email!

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