Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Wednesday


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Just Vicky said...

Good morning! Thank you Steve!

Harbingerdc said...

Good morning, all!

She(?) is really building up the egg cup. Do you think a 3rd egg is iminent?

Just Vicky said...

Not sure how I want to vote on that 3rd egg. Been successful in the past years and they are wonderful parents!

glo said...

Just quickly saying good morning from work. Will turn on cam and get my paperwork done while I drink some hot tea. It is so-o-o-o--o-o cold out there again.

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!---THIS MORNING---NPR had a lead story about our BEAUTIFUL EAGLES ---BELLE & LIBERTY!---described our nest location at NCTC---& cam---we now have sight & sound----This is our 5th year--we have 2 eggs now--Stated the eggs are laid 3 days apart & we are expecting another egg---usually lay 3 eggs!----Described how these programs will be available for use in the classroom, etc.----PAULA can describe what they are planning & how they plan to use these programs in our schools!!!

normabyrd said...

Thanks STEVEN!---MORNIN' VICKY---HARBINGERDC---& GLO!!!----Today is study group!--Will check in when I can!!---Running late this am!----Still have a screwed up email program---
later!!

magpie said...

Norma - I think you are already gone, but I heard that same story, it was nicely done! I thought of you and figureed you were probably listening ! ☺
They interviewed Jay Schlack of Fish and Wildlife and did talk about the upcoming program to include school curriculum regarding the study of Eagles. Did not mention Sandy Burk's name.
Paula I will try to find a link to the story, would be on
WBPUBCAST.ORG I think will have to research it a little.

magpie said...

Hi Just Vicky, Glo, Harbingerdc, Red and Megan from other thread..
hope I didn't miss anyone...

Justy Vicky, like your new soaring avatar..

Glo, Loved the new pictures!
Those deer trudging in the snow, are awesome !

magpie said...

Lone hen at Pix PA...hope she didn't get lost from the flock and spend the night alone at the site...

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

Good morning;
I got called in to help at
school,so here i am.The temp.is
7 with some light wind and that
makes it cooooooold out.
BBL
Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

magpie said...

Paula Paula, that seems to be the link and I see other stories that were covered, including the one about White-Nose Bat Syndrome, but cannot find the FWS story yet, still looking...

magpie said...

Hi Indiana Dave...
Can you take pictures when you are out helping at the school?

Harbingerdc said...

I went to the NPR web site and couldn't find the story.

floralgirl said...

Howdy all:) I looked around when Norma mentioned it, but I don't see the story either. Maybe they haven't posted it yet.

grannyblt said...

Morning all from still snowy PA

Glad to see the nest so full of fluff and EGGS

I was reading part of yesterday's blog and wanted to report that I have been getting those car warranty calls on my cell phone nearly everyday for months. Always from a different phone number. Glad I am not alone.

Lolly I love your yard with gazebo and garden. Just the right size to manage and still enjoy.

magpie said...

I just cruised the site too, maybe you're right Megan it isn't updated yet, but most of the other stories were listed, I sent them an email asking for a link to the story....
How about that White-nose Bat Syndrome story?

magpie said...

I think I missed OUR EAGLE changing its position in our nest, did I miss seeing the eggs?

floralgirl said...

That bat story is scary...

floralgirl said...

People across the country are reporting telephone calls coming from the numbers 623-238-6228 and 408-587-2116. These calls claim that your car warranty is expiring, but they are really scam artists trying to steal your personal information and identity. Other numbers generating these spam identity theft calls include 202-552-1332, 702-520-1105, 609-948-0971 and 562-289-8136.
The calls always say roughly the same thing (often leaving automated voicemail), along the lines of:
“Your car warranty is expiring. We have notified you several times by mail.”
Sometimes, instead of an expired warranty, they will also offer debt consolidation or refinance loans.
In any case, they are after your financial information, and your money.
These calls are illegal, probably under both the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and the Federal anti-spam law, CAN-SPAM.

You can report these calls to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) - and file a complaint with the FCC at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html.

Mits said...

Morning everyone....thanks for the call over Vicky and the new thread Steve.

magpie said...

Sure is, Megan, glad it does not pose a threat to humans, EXCEPT, fewer bats means a whole lot more INSECTS ! :(

magpie said...

I spent a lot of time with WV Public Radio over the last two days. ☺

magpie said...

☺ Hi MITS ☺

magpie said...

Thanks for the protection info, Megan....most of the calls I have been getting about warranty start out as a computerized voice so I just hang up...

Mits said...

hi ya, Margy...BRS is riding into the sunrise

magpie said...

grannyblt: seen anything cool these days?

Mits said...

that's how mine start, Margy, would just hang up and not push button to talk to anyone...then last 2 times pushed button to tell them no thanks, and still get calls, maybe I ought to talk to Frank.

normabyrd said...

I am half dressed!---But MARGY---WVNPR had both stories on this am!!----The white nosed bats & the story from NCTC in re: THE EAGLES!!

Mits said...

eagle laying in nest at NBG

normabyrd said...

MARGY---The stories were on WV NPR----Is that the NPR station you are tuned to?---

magpie said...

Gotcha Norma, we are checking the site waiting for that story to appear, I emailed Steve about it, and emailed WV NPR asking for the link. It is fun to think we are Seeing and Hearing the same things sometimes. ☺ Have a Great Morning !
Hurry Back ! But don't go out Half-Dressed, that story might make the news also ! ♥

floralgirl said...

Eagle at NBG has been there for a while, that cam really makes me queasy when the wind is blowing. I got a weak tummy....

Harbingerdc said...

Then it must have been a local story. Our NPR station airs a lot of local stories - they have a large local reporting team.

magpie said...

...well, then I am not going to Norfolk this morning, Megan...

waiting on some action at Maine..

Mits said...

NEST WEATHER........

Today
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
» ZIP Code Detail
Tonight
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 15. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 20s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

AMEN;)

magpie said...

That's right, Norma...listen to it as often as I can!
It always reminds me of you!
Michael Feldman on Sat and Car Talk on Sunday crack me up !

Harbinberdc: I agree, many stories the same, some different due to locale... ☺

Mits said...

hmmm, perhaps she is incubating at NBG, might be why they have her in closeup.

Mits said...

both eagles at NBG, walking ever so slowly round the nest

floralgirl said...

2nd eagle just arrived at NBG, looks like with food.

magpie said...

Well, I can't type, make that
Harbingerdc sorry...☺

magpie said...

Sounds breezy and wintry at the nest, MITS

Mits said...

I'm surmising no egg yet at NBG, eagle took off, big momma eating

floralgirl said...

Oh no, zoomed in at NBG, don't look if you love George...he's breakfast....

Mits said...

yikes..good close up of food at NBG

Harbingerdc said...

That's ok, Magpie.

Which site is NBG?

Mits said...

big big fish at NBG

floralgirl said...

Norfolk Botanical garden-NBG

Mits said...

my bad, thought it looked like a fish:(

floralgirl said...

I think it was a squirrel, I've been wrong before..

Mits said...

ah, nature, raw and uncut at NBG

Mits said...

no, think you are correct, Megan...think I saw his beady littl eyes on part of the head that is left.

floralgirl said...

Yeah, when they first zoomed in you could see the squirrel body. Funny, the gore doesn't bother me so much, but the movement is really bothering me, gotta take a break from that cam for a little.

Mits said...

neither seems to bother me...

Mits said...

cam frozen at NBG

Mits said...

guess all you have to do is refresh and NBG comes back

magpie said...

our eagle is moving

Harbingerdc said...

Good view of the eggs!

magpie said...

eggs alone

Mits said...

hmmm, I still see an eagle there, Margy

magpie said...

short and sweet

floralgirl said...

I saw eagle that was on eggs fly out, and other fly in and sit on eggs.

Mits said...

how low can she go!

Mits said...

EAGLE laying in nest at OK

Harbingerdc said...

Well, I better do some work. :)
Back later...

Mits said...

OK could be laying on an egg, looks real comfortable

Mits said...

turning eggs NCTC

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Good morning everyone!

floralgirl said...

Hello Sharon:)

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Balmy 8° in Bluefield and lots of snow.

Donnie said...

Mits,
Do you think an Eagle makes a sound like a chicken when it lays an egg?
I wish the sound was working. I'd like to here that>>
Hi everyone, I have been reading back and see that there is not another egg yet. Maybe today will be the day.

Mits said...

hello, Sharon.....eagle up at OK, don't see an egg, but it was pulling its feathers out of the chest area, so maybe an egg is imminent:)

Mits said...

BRS is stopped at a rest stop

NatureNut said...

Morning to Everyone in Eagleland!
Just checking be4 I get to work.
We had snow for a few hours--think it quit now, but COLD, so covered grass.Don't see any in the nest, only thing white are the eggs! ☺

Mits said...

Donnie, I sure do think it makes a loud noise when that big old egg comes out of her:)

Red said...

Guess BRS got tired of sun in his face. Has stopped at a truck stop. He's in Nebraska now.

NatureNut said...

P.S. I would guess there will be 3 eggs, as Puala noticed there was HP going on in one of yesterday's pics I posted! Love is in the air!♥ ♥ ♥

Mits said...

think I would be happy with 2, but she seems to be a 3 egg momma:)

Donnie said...

I know the chickens let you know it's done. That would have to hurt.
Now that I'm thinking about it... the chickens lay every day. The eagle 2 or 3 a year. Whow... whata surprise.

Mits said...

yeah, Donnie tell some of us ladies about it...lol!

Mits said...

EAGLE UP IN MAINE....eating

Mits said...

could be another George:(

Mits said...

MT nest at HH osprey site, but they brought in a pine cone

Mits said...

BRS, back on the road again

floralgirl said...

Fly in- our nest-then my cam froze-#@#$$$%- did it bring fluff.

floralgirl said...

Switching- there goes one, Still see 2 beautiful eggs.

hedgie said...

Morning all! Sunny, chilly start to the day. Did have some early flurries.
How much snow in Bluefield, S&S??
Norma, guess you are already gone...did you get any?
Margy, hope you are feeling well! HEard a call earlier that a lady on the other road in my development fell on ice and broke her leg. This was just when I was hiking out to get the papers...sure glad it wasn't me! Think I would be smart to put my cell phone in my pocket when I go out like that.

Mits said...

eagle calls in Maine, trying to do nestorations in the snow

paula eagleholic said...

Deb, Love your Lib and Belle pic gracing the front page of our blog

Mits said...

good idea, Lynn

paula eagleholic said...

Wow Norma, I wonder if a transcript of NPR is available about our eagles?

paula eagleholic said...

There was a segment on the news last night about those irritating car warranty calls...they are illegal!!

floralgirl said...

Hey Paula and Lynn:)
Hadn't even noticed that, Paula, that is a great picture of Lib and Belle. Deb's pics should be apppearing everywhere, they are really beautiful.

Mits said...

sunrise at LW

Mits said...

so if they are sending an automated message how do you get them to stop, did they say?

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Lynn, I can identify with the fall. I fell last night trying to get Hairy out of my hateful neighbor's yard. Bounced my chin off the ground and hurt my knee.

paula eagleholic said...

They said you should report the number to the FTC and those do not call list people. Didn't say on how to get the automated calls to stop.

paula eagleholic said...

We kept getting that on one of our phones here at work...it finally stopped....but is there anyway to talk to a person? Then you can tell them that you are on the do not call list...and are reporting them.

paula eagleholic said...

Mits, the report was on NBC4 last night...maybe you can check out the article there...

Mits said...

I never press the button to talk to them

magpie said...
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Mits said...

okie dokie, Paula, thanks

floralgirl said...

That's what I did last night, reported to those two places..

paula eagleholic said...

Magpie - you can preview your post and test your link before you actually post it!

paula eagleholic said...

BTW, automated calls to cell phones are illegal...I do remember that from last night.

magpie said...

Let me try this again:

WV PUB Radio Eagle Story

magpie said...

Okay that's a go, let me delete the other one...



I'll send it to Steve... ☺

Costume Lady said...

Good Morning everyone..I really slept in...got up earlier and went back to sleep.
I shut my 'puter down completely overnight and now I can't get the Live Feed up...still cam is OK. Anyone else having that problem?

Margy, feeling better this morning?

paula eagleholic said...

Thanks, Margy!!

Mits said...

I'm not getting them on my cell phone.

paula eagleholic said...

My live feed is up..don't know if the sound is back on yet or not, though.

magpie said...

Wll I can't get the sound to play but this will get you started.
Sorry...still playing around with it.

paula eagleholic said...

You can see the snow at BWO...and a touch at BWE

floralgirl said...

If you Google auto warranty scam calls, there are stories about these calls occuring all over the country lately. Many articles have links to the agencies to report the phone numbers to. It is illegal to call a cell phone, and they are scammers, guy last night wouldn't even tell me what company he represented. Aad when you look up the number or try to call it, it's not a legitimate number, and they are phone #'s from all over the country.

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

I'm not getting any sound on mine.

Mits said...

thanks, Margy:)

floralgirl said...

If you get them on your home phone and you are on the Do Not Call list, then you can report the number for breaking that law.

Mits said...

my live feed is on, but still no sound

floralgirl said...

Nope, no sound on cam, here. Still having freezing issues...

Mits said...

I'm on so many do not call lists....nobody calls me except these people:(

Mits said...

when my cam moves it is like slow-motion

magpie said...

OH Wahoo ! I did get the Audio ! ☺


Hi Wanda, Hedgie, and all the others coming on this morning
Yes, feeling somewhat better, something is still lingering... Thanks !

Anne-Marie said...

good morning all, its startimng to get light here. Little Brandon is getting ready for school. We had a sleep over last night. We have been watching the nest this morning and he doesnt understand how it is light there and dark here. I will try explaining again when he is more awake.

Anne-Marie said...

I have not seen live cam forever. Its a blank page . Still picture is fine. Off to make him breakfast. bbl

magpie said...

It didn't seem as though the sound was going to come on, it went to a funny looking screen with no pictures, but a place where I could hit the play button. At least if no audio, you can read the story.
I did sent the info to Steve, but he probably already knows all about it. Would have been great to have HIM be the one interviewed !

I've got to move away from the computer, need to get some things in the mail, including something to the Friends of NCTC ☺ ♥
I went to school with Donna, and have to add a little note with the card.. xo Good Day Wishes to All xox ☺

magpie said...

Hi Anne-Marie !
Ah, a sleepover, magical times!
Grandson would always like to say
"It's the Morning" and "It's the Day" (usually before I was quite ready for it...☺ )

Hedgie: Yes, take that phone with you wherever you go ! Please!

magpie said...

( Paula, I do usually try to test drive the link, but I guess I was too excited when I saw the article pop up ! )

Mauley said...

Good Morning all, and thanks Steve. Oh how wonderful it is to say Thank You Steve after all these months of absence I have had. Glo I kept up with For the Love of Eagles. Thanks for all the times I never told you. Norma Bird it's your Mauley this morning.
Hi Just Vick and Harbingerdc Megan and all. So much snow here and cold they dismissed faculty and students from the college and here I am home. Watching eagles and sharing moments with friends. God Bless you all today. I have a few errands to run. Blessings Mauley

Mauley said...

Hi mits, remember when I typed Hit Mits and Jo took up for you. Hi Sis, Hi all. donna

Mits said...

ROFLMBO....I remember that, Donna:)

Mauley said...

Hi Paula, do we not get morning updates from Suzanne? Hi Margy again

deb said...

Morning, everyone. It is a beautiful sunny day today, headed to the 30's. I listened to the NPR story, thanks for posting it, Margy.

movin said...



**GOOD MORNING**

**EVERYBOdY**


Are we still holding at 2 eggs?? Or 3 now??



C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

floralgirl said...

Mauley, Suzanne isn't allowed to get on the blog from work now:(
Hey Jim and Deb:)
Still two eggs..

floralgirl said...

Eagle on eggs just flew out of nest.

floralgirl said...

Eagle back and onto eggs.

hedgie said...

Sharon, hope your injuries aren't bad. Didn't pull your tummy, did you???? Was this one of the middle-of-the-night forays for the dog???
Concernig those stupid warranty calls...I also get a lot of mailings w/ dire warnings of expiration....since I never keep a vehicle past the manufacturer's warranty time/miles, and have never bought a warranty policy, I just laugh and pitch...but think I may just put their stuff back in their postage paid envelope and mail it back w/out my name on anything!!

deb said...

Juvie is at BWO

floralgirl said...

Oh, cool, Deb. thanks- did you see Lisa's note on BWO-
02/03/09:
We had a sudden influx of young bald eagles today. The 1st was the youngest of the group, then the 2nd bird had a bit of black on its head and looked close to being an adult.

And the 3rd bird was about 3 years old and looked like an osprey.

Carol_in_WV said...

Wonderful - 2 eggs - way to go Lib & Belle! Are you going for 3? We're all hoping!

hedgie said...

Margy, thanks for finding the NPR program....sound but not video played.

deb said...

Now 2 juvies!

deb said...

I did see that, Megan. I saw the one she said looked like an osprey.

paula eagleholic said...

2 our nest...looks like Belle is eating..

Jo, I do still see the white feather patch on her right wing as she now faces the camera

And looks like she is gone....cam still freezing here....

Mema Jo said...

Good late chilly morning to you all!
I just returned from seeing Dracula!

I have just started emails and blog comments. Boy 2-3 hrs with you all on here makes for lots of comments. Took forever for my Live Feed to come on -
WE MUST BE #1 VIEWED FOR TODAY!

paula eagleholic said...

Snow is really melting quick at BWO

magpie said...

Lynn, there won't be a video, just audio and the text...sorry if I mis-stated that....

Lots of new folks jumped on while I am getting ready to head out, just saw the Eagle Switch OUR Nest.

Welcome back again Donna!
Hi Carol, Deb, Jim, Wanda...
and Everyone else !

TTFN xo ☺

paula eagleholic said...

2 at BWO - juvies....unless that's what Deb was saying...I just saw the second one on the left!

floralgirl said...

Howdy, Jo:} Hope dracula didn't get all your blood..you should've taken garlic with ya.
We've been the #1 cam on Beakspeak for the last 8 days...course we already knew this was the #1 nest.

hedgie said...

NPR article was good, but, of course, we all know that Egg #2 was Monday, not Tues!!

hedgie said...

Going to get ready for hair apptmt. See you all this later this afternoon.

Red said...

BRS is behind bars. Now how did the truck get there?

paula eagleholic said...

Hmmm think that's Belle in the nest. Whichever one left had the white patch on the right wing...

Mits said...

I don't see any bars, Red, thought you meant he got arrested?

deb said...

I think he is in the Kearney/Grand Island part of NE, according to the yellow pin. At least that is where he was when he last updated his location.

Red said...

mine shows him behind a grid of some sort.

Mema Jo said...

LOL Megan I forgot to google
garlic last night!!

Juvies have invaded BlackWater!

Still over finishes emails then I need to read.. So glad to have these avatars
to recognize everyone.

deb said...

I thought the same thing, Helen.

Red said...

oops updated mine and got rid of the grid. Sorry.

deb said...

I have him at a truck stop of some sort.

deb said...

He is on the move, maybe we can see where he is.

Red said...

Wish I had screen captured his cam. Mine showed him behind a grid of some type. Refreshed and he in a parking lot now.

Mema Jo said...

BRS is ON THE MOVE AGAIN !

Mits said...

me too, thought for a minute we would have to bail him out:)

Mits said...

he is on the move again...

Mema Jo said...

Can't read signs Not that he going too fast - They just blur BUT I thought I saw the SINCLAIR gas station sign!

Mema Jo said...

Being a trucker is about the next best thing to being a FREE BIRD

Mits said...

how much was the gas...all our gas around he is over 2 dollars again...grrrr.

Mema Jo said...

WHOA Catch up with that BUD LITE

Mema Jo said...

What did that sign say----

deb said...

I think he just left North Platte, NE. All those bridges in a row.

deb said...

If he goes under a great big arch across I80 he is at Kearney, NE.

Mits said...

well I'm all dressed for my zoo shift, I feel like Ralph's brother...."I can't move my arms!!!!!"

deb said...

I give up on guessing where he is, don't recognize anything.

Costume Lady said...

BRS is, was, in Kearney, Ne. That is the home of JESSIE JAMES. Look out Steve! I have a piece of bark from the HANGING TREE on the James property. I am a collector of very weird objects:)

Costume Lady said...

Hope you can walk, Helen:)

Mema Jo said...

Map shows him outside of Lincoln NE

It is interesting to note that if you click on the Larger Map Picture (Under the reg. map) you can get a lot of info
from Steve (But I'm not the one to understand it)

Red said...

I think BRS is closer to Lincoln. His last pin was over 2 hours ago.

Mema Jo said...

MITS - Just waddle waddle OR
wiggle wiggle!!!

deb said...

I didn't know you could zoom in, so now we know he is just east of Grand Island headed towards Lincoln. He will be about 4 hours south of me at Lincoln.

Red said...

Now he has a new pin closer to Lincoln. He's playing games with us. lol

Red said...

Yes you can zoom in and also select satellite shot. I sometimes select satellite shot and zoom in to the truck stop he's at. lol

Red said...

You can zoom to your house in most loactions. Sometimes the graphics are not high resolution though.

Costume Lady said...

Capt. Eagle just told me, NO, NO, Kearney, Ks. is the homeplace of JESSIE JAMES. I am NOT a very good co-pilot;)

deb said...

I didn't think that sounded familiar. I lived in Kearney, NE, for four long years. (I didn't like it there).

Costume Lady said...

Red, we can zoom in on my Mom's house in the Spring and see her spinach patch! Can't see much of our place because of the trees. We have a lot of evergreens. That feature of the computer maps program is awesome!

Costume Lady said...

Gene is VERY interested in WILD WEST history and when we first went across the country, the one place he was most interested in seeing was the homeplace of Jessie James. He was extremely disappointed in the set-up there. Anything that was worth seeing was fenced in and you had to go through the gift shop to get to anything and there was a fee, quite high as I recall. We were told the JJ tombstone was in a glass case. We wanted to get a rubbing off of it. No can do! They wouldn't even let us buy a souvenier without paying to get in the gift shop. Needless to say, we left without a souvenier (except for my pice of bark from the Hanging Tree) My Mom said I was going to be arrested and my Dad says "take all you want, I'll pay your fine"!

Mema Jo said...

Remember to check out the Asia Trail after 1:00 & see if we can find our
bundled-up guide named Helen

Mema Jo said...

That is a great story Wanda!
I still have bark from our Sycamore tree

deb said...

Eagle in OK nest.

Mema Jo said...

BBILW

deb said...

Now both eagles in OK.

floralgirl said...

Looking at the eggs- our nest-freezing is making me crazy- now back on them

Carol_in_WV said...

I've been away too long! I have no clue what you all are talking about...tracking BRS?? Have any of you "google mapped" a big city like NYC and gotten down to the street level where you can see people and cars on the street and actually move down a street, like 5th Avenue? If not get a google map of NYC and select "Satellite" view. Then zoom in some and move that little yellow person figure on the left to a street - and Voila - it's like you are standing there looking at cars, buildings and everything at the place. You can move yourself down the street by clicking on the arrow in the street or you can look all around where you are. You can look down on the street or up to the top of the buildings. It's really cool.

paula eagleholic said...

Carol - BRS is Big Rig Steve...has a cam in his tractor trailer...goes across country

Carol_in_WV said...

Thanks, Paula. Do you know the link to get to his cam?

deb said...

BRS

Lolly said...

Good afternoon! Have been lurking this morning. Jack called this morning, so I have started my day out right!

Wanda.....are you still having trouble getting the live video? You really have to wait a long time for it to come up.

Wish they would turn the sound back on!!!!!!!!

Carol_in_WV said...

Thanks, Deb - I'm truckin' with him!

Red said...

Split is coming.

Red said...

Wax!!!!!!!!!!!!

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