Thanks Steve for the new thread. I go over and get the group.Good Friday morning to all in Eagle Land.I can't believe Palmer is still in the nest. Thought she would be gone when I turned on computer.
Palmer is doing a lot of wing exercising and looking out the launch pad area.
She just fledged!!!!!!
Well, Palmer just flew away. Thanks Dana and Steve.
Now, an adult arrives.
Aw man, I just missed it! How'd she look?Lib in the nest.
Liberty flys in.
Good morning everyone...just missed Palmer poofing...Thanks for the new thread Steve, and Dana for the call over.Just bringing my wee hours post over, and by post I mean novel! LOL! well hello...I'm up for my wee hours walk about...or in my case, limp about. Palmer tucked in at 5 o'clock in the nest, was preening a bit, quiet now. Got Alaska Loon Cam....thanks Paula! So cool....it's 4 hours earlier there, 11:30, and still light out! SO glad GG did well at Dr...3lbs!!! Good news, and to be able to get up and down the steps so many times now with the extra pill! BUT, I hope she doesn't wear herself out! I am a little concerned about Shirley hearing voices. Perhaps too much relaxation to quickly after a school year of chaos....LOL!!! I had to look up what an "ironer" was and found cute old ad... Ironer ad from Sat Eve Post I don't remember seeing one of these at anyone's home when I was young, pretty cool! Prayers for Mike, Loretta. Love the new pics on your blog! The bluebirds here laid another egg yesterday morning so the clutch is up to 4. Anxious to see if there will be another THIS morning! Late night update on Hope for those without FB: Update June 17, 2010 – 10:19 PM CDT Hope is more independent June 17, 2010 Hope is not a cub that keeps a schedule. She is too busy exploring and foraging. This morning, we expected she would come to the feeding station about 7 AM. We waited over 3 hours before giving up. After we left, the trail cam showed she came for 9 minutes from 10:54 to 11:03 AM. We expected her for an evening feeding about 7:30 PM. We waited an hour in a gathering storm and gave up. The trail camera showed she arrived 20 minutes after we left—making us wish we’d waiting a bit longer. On one hand we are delighted she’s showing less dependence on our supplements, and it’s happening sooner than we expected. We’re anxious to get another dropping to see what she’s foraging on. On the other hand, her independence may make it more difficult to collar her. We aren’t giving up though. We hope she will accept a radio-collar one of these days so we can monitor her travels. Hope’s great-grandmother, 20-year-old Shadow, paid a rare visit to the field station today. It was a treat to see her and we snapped this picture of her through the window. —Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield, Biologists, North American Bear Center Anxious to see a bear this weekend while camping. Will head to Meadow Mountain for a hike...going put on the knee brace, take a Darvocet and find a good walking stick to use! Going to head back to bed...see you in a few hours! Friday, June 18, 2010 3:48:00 AM
. . . and Lib flies back out.
I saw her lounging for awhile. She looked like a lovely college student does who comes home and crashes, all sprawled out legs akimbo, making a mess of the place, just here for awhile to scream at the parents and eat. And the parents just keep loving and feeding.:)
I see Palmer has been busy this morning! Wonderful!KB, it was funny the other night, her snapping off that stick...I didn't know she knew how to do that!
When Palmer decided to leave, it looked just like Liberty taking off.
And she snapped it without missing a beat!
Good morning everyone, have a great day:).
Hokiejoe, you've observed the difference between Belle's & Lib's takeoffs such that you think Palmer's is more like Dad's - is that what you're saying?
She had a great take off like a professional flyer.
Great! Hope to see it next time!
Guess she's off to fishing school today!
Paula, as I was watching her lounging this am, I was thinking how pretty she looked, because when she turned her head quickly to watch a bird fly by her feathers would separate a little, and they are just so gorgeous.(You asked how she looked.)
Or did you mean the takeoff?Because she seemed to fly just fine!That was no biggie!
Happy 91st Birthday to my sweet Momma!Saw Palmer in nest when I first got on...let dog out and she was gone when I came back. Glad to see that she is okay and that she finally got some food. 24 hrs. is a long time to go without a meal. After all, she's a growing teen!!!
Forgot my manners: Good Morning, Momsters and Dadsters!Lynne, you now know what an ironer looks like!!! Loved 'em! Easiest way in the world to do "flats" as we called them. My Grandma was so good that she could even do Pop's dress shirts on it!
She is one gorgeous bird, KB. Her colors are even prettier in person! Pretty coloring underneath!
Happy Birthday, to your Momma, Lynn. Hope she reaches 100:)
Have fun out there, Palmer! Those beautiful feathers are allowing you to see places well beyond the nest, and Belle and Lib are going to be teaching you all you need to know.Hope to see you back here crabbing again before another couple days go by... yes, we even miss your juvie attitude!:)
Good Morning Eagle ♀'s and ♂'s Red Friday, here's a red heart.On still cam, nest looks like a heart once again ♥ Happy Birthday to a very special and important lady, Lynn's Mother xoxo
Great nest reports from everyone, Thanks!I could finally catch up, still need to view some videosI was watching live feed this morning, saw Palmer moving around, hit the full screen button, THAT's when she decided to fly out...when the still became live again I just caught the "tail end" or her departureWow
"of" her departure that issaw Parent come in also, if you folks say Liberty, I agree, if you said Belle, I would agree also...still cannot discern between the two very well, despite all the instruction about it LOLBest wishes for a good day to everyoneHave read up on all the ailments too...hope things will be better soon, and prayers for that too
HokieJoe and other more recent bloggers We talk about "Red Friday" here.Wear a little red, shirt or anything....necktie, scarf, something....it is a way to honor and show respect for our Active Military folks and Veterans also, for their courageous service for our freedom(in case you might be wondering about it...)
confirmed, my tomato plants are taller than I now...over five feet and growing like beanstalkssome of the tomatoes are as big as ping pong balls now.Ironrite : that's what we had. Us kids got to iron the hankies ! going to go check a few other cams, and hit the sack for a few hours God Bless Us, Every One xo ♥
Cam is getting that whiny buzz again, and the sun is starting to shine, a connection I took note of the other day - I don't know if this has to wait until "off season" or if something can be done now, but I really do think that there may be some "over-powering" aspect of the solar power situation (the cam is solar powered, isn't it?) and I wanted to make mention of it again while it's going on. In case someone has connections with NCTC folks.
who even has hankies now!Used to be the gift to give "back in the day." (little kids to their parents that is...affordable and pretty ☺ )ttfn xo
I hear something by the cam. Good be a parent or any birdie.Palmer was at the launch pad just looking out it was one flap of the wings and she was out of the nest. No flapping around just before to get up the nerve. Flap and gone!Beautiful fledge. ( :
KB, I remember you mentioned that the other day...don't know what it is powered by, the buzz is always loud till the sun passing over...easier to watch later in the day for me, when the buzz stops
Good Friday Morning Margy.HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LYNN'S-HEDGIE'S WONDERFUL MOTHER
One Osprey in the nest at what looks like a dreary day at Finland
Have a Great West Virginia Day, Palmer...if you get to the Potomac, then it is a Maryland day also! good night folks....seems a shame to sleep on such a pretty day
Due to children and also for our Eaglet Momstes and Dadsters I have read something I feel needs to be put on here:Campbell Soup is recalling 15 million pounds of SpaghettOs with meatballs after a cooker malfunctioned--it leftthe meat undercooked!!! Recalling certain lots of the product manufactured since December 2008 because they don't know exactly when the cooker malfunctioned.SpaghettiOs with Meatballs, SpaghettiOs A to Z withMeatballs and SpaghettiOs Fun Shapes with Meatballs (Cars). The recalled products have "EST4K" as well as a use-by-date between June 2010 and December 2011 printed on the bottom of the can. The products were manufactured between December 2008 and June 2010 andwas distributed to retail establishments nationwide.Love this part "they think that because the product was manufactured since December 2008. That much of it has likely been CONSUMED". Oh thanks for putting that remark in the recall (that last line is from me).
Good morning eagle friends. Have just a minute. Have to go to my Grandson's (John) Kindergarten Graduation. So Cute. I missed Palmer taking off. Dang.I hear she did good. Fly Free Palmer, but come back to the nest to eat for awhile. Have to run. See you later gaters.
Enjoy graduation, Ragdoll!Kickngbird, I believe that our cam is solar-powered. Not sure whether the issue would be with the panel (on the ground) or with the equipment in the tree. I'm sure there's nothing they can do right now, but later in the summer they probably can. Send your suggestion to Steve---if there's no contact info on main blog page, send email to Jo or Paula and they can forward to him.
GOOD MORNING...Here is what I saw at 5:27 this morning:PALMER suddenly began flapping her wings and screaming, going all around the nest, as though a parent was coming in with food. Not a morsel of food in sight...she settled down and grumbled and grouched for a few minutes, then put on another show of flapping and dancing and screaming...around and around she went. This went on for quite awhile, then, at 5:53 she suddenly took off at (around) 2o'clock area.No fanfare, just took off as though she had been doing it all her life:) At 6:03, Belle/Lib came with the turtle. Waited a while (I guess on PALMER to come to breakfast) then proceeded to eat it herself (I thought it was Belle?). At 6:24, Palmer came back ...parent took off and, at this point, I must have drifted back to sleep:) I was sleeping in my office bed, I was so restless last night that I made that my ROOST, as Margy would say:) Next thing I knew, Capt. was waking me up and telling me he was going in to GG's...the cleaning people had called and it was time to leave.My coffee is gone and I will be too, soon.HAVE A GREAT DAY♥
Not getting the Alaska Loon cam here. It is just going around in circles. poo
feeding BWO now:)
Good Morning All! I let my Live Feed on all night but didn't wake up once so I am so thankful for all your reports. Wanda you answered my question concerning "Where is her launch pad"? 2:00 position where she is always sitting. Glad so many of you saw Palmer and I'm sure she'll be back for more food until she can catch her own. It's a beautiful day & I guess Sissy is headed to the Beach by now.
Going over to emails & FBBBILW
oh-oh.)...Jo said the B-word;)
Hmm, anyone tell Sissy about the Kure Beach pier cam?
Hmmm don't know if the pier cam is working or not...People in the ocean at Wrightsville Beach...
update from Larry the Loon guy....Yesterday, I received a report about the eggs from the DNR. "Hi, Larry,I just got back from the Wildlife Rehab Center. The x-rays showed that the egg that floated out to the lake was infertile. The second egg had an air sac at the large end and a small dark "object" just under the air sac that could have been a partially decomposed embryo."Obviously if there is a 'partially decomposing embryo' inside, it had not developed far enough to even be defined. So it appears that it was the right decision to remove the eggs from the nest and let the loons get on with their lives. Neither egg would have ever hatched. And how long they would have futilely sat on the nest is anybody's guess. We may still do some more with the eggs and I will give you any further updates.
Thanks Mits for the update on the loon eggs. I know that this makes Larry feel much better. Knowing for sure they were not viable. Although nothing will help his heartache for the lose of those two eggs. He is such a kind and wonderful person.
Happy birthday to Lynn's mother.Going to take off now and get a few things done around here. It is a beautiful day.Thinking of Lolly and Jack--I heard that it is very hot in Texas today. Wish we could send some of our beautiful weather to them.Thanks for the Loon report, Mits.Margy, your tomato plants must be lovely, though I guess they don't have to be very tall to be taller than you are. See you later.
Crooked shadow across the nest right now.
Thanks for loon egg update. Sad. Better luck next year.Don't remember Sissy ever mentioning a pier cam. If she knew, bet she would have been waving hi to us at some point last year!
Absolutely beautiful day. Dry enough to mow....hoping the mower starts! Will get at it after lunch.
I am watching a webcam of an Alamaba beach. You can see guys with a shovel. Lots of trash bags pile on top of one another. I think they are cleaning the beach of tare.
I think Palmer is near the nest.
Sounds like it Sharon and Good Friday morning to you Lady ( :
Close call here. I was about to put a jacket in the washer and took a moment to read the label--"DRY CLEAN ONLY"--I wonder if it would really matter, but I will take it to the cleaners. At present I do not have too many things that fit me. Gee, it is 100% polyester. I bet it would wash beautifully.
Hearing Palmer crying out. So we know Palmer is in the area.
Eagle above the nest, right at 10ish
Large shadow. One of the eagles is right above the nest.
Pretty sure Palmer is in the tree above the nest.
I see a pretty good shadow at about 10 o'clock.
Polyester should be OK in the laundry
That shadow looked like a wing.
PALMER IN NEST!!!
And down into the nest she came! Love it!
She's b-a-c-k!!! Heard but didn't see entry!!!
Well, now we know whose shadow we were seeing. Palmer has returned.
Mits - I think is okay to say the B.... word - it's the T.... word (you know Choo Choo) that still gets attention! lol
I think so, too, Paula. I may just try it.
It don't get no better than this!
Feed me more Mom and Dad then I'll feel like flying around. Ya know I'm still just a kid.
Ah the b word....I heard it from a mile away :)Pretty day out there today! Glad to see Palmer in the nest, she sure is noisy.Hope everybody is having a great day, gotta get back to work.
I just washed a polyester dress yesterday on the gentle cycle that said dry clean only, and it washed beautifully.
I was just about to say as long as Megan doesn't hear the B.... word it's okay Loving those sounds from the nest..Someone wants their lunch!
There she goes!
Good Morning Megan the Cardinal Vine is blooming like crazy. I love it. I've still had no hummers this year yet. darnWell there you go Shirley you can probably wash that coat.
lol...Jo....I wasn't thinking about Sharon......I knew Megan would hear it...lol, glad to see you Megan;)
I do not like dry cleaning if I can help it.
Palmer just left the nest!
It is a lined jacket, but I really think it would wash just fine. I would use cold water. I think I will do that. Dry cleaning is so expensive and inconvenient.
That was a quick departure.....I didn't even hear her wings flap..She has her skills of fly out's and fly in's accomplished.
I think my Live Feed went up to 24 hours and now it is back to 1:18:05It is still going!
Sissy keeps the Kure Beach Pier cam up on her computer all the time. I have talked to them a couple of times this morning. Not sure what time they expect to arrive but they are well on their way. They suck! I go to Scott Depot tomorrow for a surprise birthday party for Andrew. Kelsey and her parents are giving it for him. Then I go back to Sissy's for a couple of days to dog sit, then head back to Andrew's Monday evening. I am going to a DCI performance at Laidley Field in Charleston Monday evening and then celebrate his 21st birthday with him on Tuesday. Becky is coming here on Sunday as her first day at Walmart in Lynchburg is Monday. Busy, busy time!
Short visit, but we now know that coming and going is getting easier for her!
Shirley - the lining of the jacket may be the reason.... Not knowing the price of the jacket I would wash it and maybe start to dry it in the dryer but then maybe hang it for the final drying..... Good Luck!
New update for me anyhow:The oil emanating from the seafloor contains about 40 percent methane, compared with about 5 percent found in typical oil deposits.That means huge quantities of methane have entered the Gulf, scientists say, potentially suffocating marine life and creating "dead zones" where oxygen is so depleted that nothing lives.Now it is being looked at as an environmental concern.The small microbes that live in the sea have been feeding on the oil and natural gas in the water and are consuming larger quantities of oxygen, which they need to digest food. As they draw more oxygen from the water, it creates two problems. When oxygen levels drop low enough, the breakdown of oil grinds to a halt; and as it is depleted in the water, most life can't be sustained.
I washed my dress cold cycle, gentle, and then hung it to dry.Glad the vine is blooming, Dana, sorry about the hummers, we have lots, but also have 7 feeders and acres of flowers, and have been feeding them for years. Back to work, gotta make boutonnieres
Missing you Megan but know you are working hard on the wedding flowersPlease be sure to take pics for us.Glad you made it to DC and safely returned with all the posies!
Sharon make sure you tell Andrew HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM US!!!
Well it is really my fault that I have no hummers yet. I didn't feed last year. Did the years before. In time they will be back. If not this year then next.
Says 100% polyester, and I think the lining is polyester, too. It has some spots that I really think would come out better if I wash it.
Shirley, I go ahead and wash them.....cold water, and then hang or lay flat to dry. So far, no problems!!
The gulf disaster is heartbreaking.
yes, Megan, don't forget the pictures
yes it is Shirley....and God help them if they get a hurricane
You have mail, Sharon.....
Yes, I think I like the idea of a little time in the dryer and then put on a hanger, or I can put it on a towel and over the shower rod.The dry cleaners I like is between here and Culpeper. I don't want to go there today. I tried a cleaners not far from here that ruined a winter jacket of mine. They were very nice and paid what I asked, but I have not gone back there.
I had a pair of pants once that I had dry cleaned. They came back with stains still on them. I took them home and washed them and they were beautiful and clean.
Sharon - I hope you have that all written down as to where you should be and when and with whom!Is Andrew's real birthday Tues the 22nd?
Those poor people on the gulf have had much more than their share of disaster.
Not to mention the wildlife and domestic pets down there.
My delete. Sorry, I am having a conversation with Kathryn by e-mail and send a message to the wrong place!
yawn....Sharon your itinerary makes me tired.
Is my cam speaker going batty OR me? I think it is me! Sounds like the morse code we used the other day and I thought someone was down at the nest...... I need a break and Jenny is here with my soup from Panera'sBBL
Rus went off to California with his wife-to-be and he has yet to tell me the details. He put a lot of pictures of a car show out there on Facebook. Car show is not what I want to know about. People met and future plans is what I want to know about, for heavens sake! Need to get him down here so we can talk. Need to check out Rebecca's Facebook post. Kathryn said she provided more information than Rus did. I want them to come down here this weekend.
Hope: Hope appeared on the trail cam just after 5am -- but did not come while we were there 7-8:30. We left some food for her. We'll try again tonight. -- SM
Shirley, I can't stand the smell of dry cleaned stuff! Can't be healthy to breathe in those fumes!There are also the dry-clean- yourself kits to use in the dryer...but doesn't work too well if stains are present.
Tired or bored, Mits? It ain't no beach! LOL!
your got that right, Sharon...it ain't no beach:(
I want to see a picture of Megan in a dress!
Parent in the nest with fish I think.
Parents in nest!!
Both adults in the nest!
Are they looking for Palmer?
Saying "Okay where is she? Food is here!"
Lib just took off and Belle babysitting the fish.
WOW That is a big catchLooks as though the adult is expecting company......
lol...there goes the fish:)
Stuck the whale with the talons and off she went. Got to go find the baby and feed her.
you don't show, you don't eat!
Oh, oh....think parent took fish when she/he left!!
That is too good! Fish went with the catcher........
Shirley, is Rebecca from CA? Is wedding going to be there???
Rebecca is from California. I have no idea where the wedding will be. I want to know.
Sons do not share this information the way daughters do.
I did not want to be pushy and ask questions before they were even engaged, and I am not sure they have decided yet.
My daughters would go through the decision thought process with me. Sons do not always do this.
Obviously, a California wedding would provide a logistical problem for us for several reasons, but it is her call.
Oh dear, I have let Will beat me to the shower. He showers until all hot water is gone. I will have to rush or wait. I think I might just wait.
Lib is back.
Both adults in nestWhere is Palmer?Where is Palmer?I hear her.....
And now Belle is back.
There's the fish!
Belle (?) back with food and eating it herself. So there, kid! You snooze, you lose!
That's true Hedgie!
Big jiggle - somebody landed higher up?
That was hilarious - adult looking everywhich way as far as a fly in.Then took off and took the fish I think.......
Do you think that is 'you know who' landing on one of the branches?
Sounds like activity on branch above
The blogger cop is up/runningI don't stutter on my own....
In all my years watching - this Palmer has given us the MOST drama since fledging! I love it (at times).
Well, I'm saying above, but I haven't been there - from photo, looks like maybe not so many branches above, right?
Not so much directly above, kickngbird, but to the sides they are high!
LYNN / HedgieHappy Birthday to your Mother
Did you see pics in the album from Sat.?
I am taking a break!BBILW
Did it ever get straighten out which rest stop Wanda and Gene was going to be at?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GooD MorninG, aLL.TGIFHave Happy W.E.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~We have 65° of June Gloom at the moment, BUT it is bound for a sunny 76° in So Cal.[:~D] Jim
Ha, ha, Jim stuttered, too!!! Sounds like the right kind of day to be out and about if you need to be, Jim!!Dana, Wanda and Gene will be at the northbound rest area just this side of VA line. She posted it yesterday evening.Out to mow I go. BBL.
Well, if it's worth saying, it's worth saying twice ....I did just catch Liberty & Belle ... and the largish fish ... coming into the nest just as I opened the live feed a while ago... Lost the Palmer again, I guess. Hahaha.But the fact that Belle took off with the fish probably indicates that they found her and took her meal to her ... "meals on wings."[:~D]Jim
Screaming Palmer just arrived at the nest.
I could hear Palmer coming a mile away and almost overshot the nest!
Palmer in the nest...do you hear her :)
Palmer back in nest screaming like crazy!
Something has ruffled that child's feathers!
Easier to hear her than to see her with all of those shadows.
She appears to be mantling....nope, there comes adult with fish on the back of the nest, Palmer just ran over and snagged it....Wonder how far that fish has traveled?
Parent just arrived I think with food! My Lord, that child is loud.
She's in the shade it's hard to see her...Lib was the the 10 branch, now he just took off to the left...she is still squealing, LOL
Seems to be some food there for her to eat. I wasn't sure.
See that Palmer haas returned...looks like she's eating, so assume food was brought in again??
Didn't get mower started. Battery died trying. So now on the charger. Grrrr.Got garage swept out, and cut down a small tree. Guess that's a start on some things! Now to try to figure out how to put together a tree trimmer.
This makes 3 times she has come back to the nest since she first fledged.
She took the food parent brought in real fast and parent left.She I think is the most screaming baby we have had lol
A little parent chatter now too
Have fun with the tree trimmer, Lynn. It sounds like you are pretty ambitious.
At least I think I heard one of the adult eagles a little farther off camera - Palmer makes so many different noises, maybe I mistook one of her sounds for a farther away adult call...
Maybe the water is warm enough for me to go take a shower now.
She squeals, honks, screeches...
Could easily enough be a parent saying something. I expect they are near.
. . . and whines like a puppy.
Can't forget that whining!
Sounds like someone just took off from a branch nearby
Dana, don't think it's ambition as much as it is necessity and being sick and tired of waiting for workers who never show up (SIL and his bro to be exact!).
That was definitely an adult eagle call off camera, and Palmer's head was turning to look
CHeck this out from PIX PA: pregnant doe with fetus movement visible!PIX PA doe
St. Anthony just helped me find my debit card. Had looked in the van twice, looked in the house several times, prayed to St. Anthony, went back out to the van for third time and there it was! Hmmmm?
Did he put any extra $$ on it too, Sharon?
Wow, Hedgie, that is amazing. Don't know how that doe was even eating. Really active baby.
Wonder if Lynne has left for their camping trip yet??Good weather for it! It will probably be downright chilly in the mts. tonight. Stoke up the campfire!
Palmer hanging out in the shade at the 2 spot
Washed jacket. It seems fine. A little bunchy in the padding at the shoulder, but I think it will be okay when it is dry. I gave it a few minutes in the dryer and then put it on a good quality hanger.
Must take care of reporting dual enrollment grades. BBL.
Hedgie that wasn't me about you being ambitious. That was Shirley.
Paula - sent you email about your possibly getting in touch with Steve re whiny buzz
Now we have screechy bird
Palmer reclining across 1-2 o'clock position
Happy to report they are at the beach safe and sound.
Glad they made it safely, Shar----lucky dogs!! Are you in Bluefield yet?
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