Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday

Weekend thread 1.

115 comments:

BEagle said...

Heard about the new thread. Is everyone there yet?

BEagle said...

Thanks for the new thread and have a very nice weekend.

Excuse me for posting about the new thread on the NEW thread.

ahem.

stronghunter said...

Thanks for the call-over BEagle, and thanks for the new thread, Steve.

BEagle said...

BBL

hedgie said...

I found you!
Thanks for link to the ad, Shirley.
Interesting about your guest speakers back in the ol' days!

hedgie said...
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stronghunter said...

Andy Griffith on Health Care Reform

I hope the new plan helps. We need something.

movin said...



ssssssssssssssssssssssss

Good Morning, all

in Eagle Land.

ssssssssssssssssssssssss

C(°ٿ°)D Jim

movin said...

It looks to me like the two fledglings on the BWO nest are both female ... THE MALE FLEDGED !

wHAT'S it look like to you??


C(°ٿ°)D Jim

movin said...

Neither chick can be seen in Finney's nest at the moment.

The notes say the bigger one fledged yesterday...missed it.....missed them both.


C(°ٿ°)D Jim

Judie said...

Thank you for the new thread, Steve. Enjoy the day.

Thank you for the call over, BEagle.

Safe trip home, Lolly. So happy you had a fun week.

Off to try to pick up my Plavix prescription. Usually don't see an actual pharmacist -- too busy to speak with the consumer of drugs. Military -- grrrrrrrr!

hedgie said...

Sad to see empty nests everywhere, isn't it, Jim?? The circle of life..

hedgie said...

My stork nests are MT, too, except for pigeon in one.

movin said...

Hi, Hedgie,
oNE of the Finney chicks has returned and is flaked out in the nest now.

C(°ٿ°)D Jim

Lynne2 said...

I hear Palmer at the nest!!!!!!!!! Can't see but hear!

stronghunter said...

You don't have to sign a form that says you've be advised about the medication, Judie?

stronghunter said...

. . . you've been advised . . .

stronghunter said...

Watching our nest.

Lynne2 said...

lots of cam clunking

Lynne2 said...

but squealing has stopped

Lynne2 said...

I have no doubt in my mind it was Palmer....can't mistake that squealing! WHERE ARE YOU PALMER

Lynne2 said...

BTW Lynn, it was me who said if we hit the MegaMillions, we are moving to NC, to Mayberry. LOL! We'll have that as our home base and a house in the mountains and another on the beach!

Lynne2 said...

I don't even hear clunking anymore :(

movin said...

I don't hear anything at the nest except a loud hum, Lynn2. Do you still hear her?

C(°ٿ°)D Jim

Lynne2 said...

no Jim, not for the last few minutes and no clunking anymore. But she was making a heck of a racket for about 45 seconds! I was upstairs and heard her and came running down!

Jim, I hope the wildfires aren't near you.

magpie said...

wow, nice new avatar, Lynne

musta been great to hear Palmer...I missed it

Good Afternoon/Morning Eagle Pals, near and far

magpie said...

saw my first monarch butterfly this morning...

bunches of Spicebush, and some Tigers also

Joe-Pye is up, tall and pretty
Cardinal Flower is out
and New York Ironweed, also
Goldenrod

magpie said...

nice green heron was at at the creek, also heard but could not see or ID a forest bird have to try to listen to some recordings

magpie said...

spicebushes (butterflies) are all worn out and tattered from a long summer
I have some pictures to put up a little later

but it's tubby time now

Best wishes for a good day...
ttfn xoxo

Lynne2 said...

OH YES!!! My new avatar showing my MORNING GLORY and OLD GLORY.....bloomed this morning!

I think the ones from GG will be blooming soon too. They are growing like mad even though they were eaten almost to the ground a few weeks ago, and climbing up the feeder pole!

Looking forward to seeing some pictures Margy!

We have a sound coming from the pond area over the hill. It's almost constant, like a short OOO OOO OOO and I cannot for the life of me figure out what it is. Been listening to frog calls online of all local frogs...no match. Maybe some kind of bird....

hedgie said...

Good that you had a nice trek, Margy.
I was outside doing a little bit of tree debris clean-up....found a bedraggled Luna Moth on a tree....got a pic. Will post later along with the Gray Tree Frog.
Lynne, speaking of noises.....yesterday morning I heard one that was a constant 13 or 14 coo sounds....repeat...etc., but not like doves.

hedgie said...

They were more staccato bursts of coo....does that make sense?

Lynne2 said...

not sure what staccato is Lynn, but maybe Coo is a better description of mine....and it's like you said, not like doves really. Shorter notes, about every second for up to 20 and then quiet and starts again.

hedgie said...

Temp may be okay out there, but humidity is really going up....rain pending for tomorrow---hope, hope!

Lynne2 said...

humidity creeping up here too. Getting really cloudy. Steve and friend Dave are going fishing this evening so PLEASE LORD SEND SOME STRIPERS TO THEM!!

hedgie said...

Staccato means short in music, Lynne. Could be we are hearing the same thing!

Lynne2 said...

maybe we are Lynn! Maybe it's some creature that just gets vocal this time of year. It's driving me crazy! I may try taking the camera out later to see if I can pic up the sound on the video.

Lynne2 said...

there is some whiny bird near the nest mic now. Not sure...maybe a catbird.

paula eagleholic said...

Afternoon, all!

Home from work, inventory went really quick!

Cannot believe that Palmer was heard! Maybe a quick trip home to check on things? Or perhaps another juvenile eagle?

paula eagleholic said...

Good luck for Steve's fishing trip!

paula eagleholic said...

Oh and a adult this morning...awesome!

Safe trip home for Lolly and Jack and family.

paula eagleholic said...

WE nest is MT, too!

paula eagleholic said...

but, I can hear 07 peeping in the distance

paula eagleholic said...

4 osprey at CT, not sure if all juvies

3 at BWO, one juvie is chowing down

paula eagleholic said...

Chick eating at CT

07 on the far left pinnacle at WE

BEagle said...

I heard a seal at WE!

BEagle said...

Thanks for the update Paula.

There was a heavy fog this morning that didn't begin to lift until nearly noon at the WE.

A mousie on TH.

BEagle said...

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=40.msg20402#msg20402

Link to videos on an eaglet capture and rescue. Brigantine eaglet at Hornby.

The capturing video is near the top of the same page. It is a link to D.Carrick's video cam.

I thought you would be interested.

Judie said...

Hi all,

Well, just had a thought that may be of zero interest but hate to have someone mess up because of me: for the potato recipe I posted, do not peel the taters; just wash, cut in whatever size, etc. as it's the skin that gets crispy.

Quiet day. Got my Plavix. Did some more investigating and found depression is also a potential side-effect. May explain why I have less motivation than a snail for about six months. Hopefully, I can get to a doctor next week. The information page is given to me. I had read through it about a year ago but had not yet developed side-effects. Daily pill so don't suspect buildup but, over time, I believe the chemical(s) have altered some physiological functions.

Dinner tonight will be pork chops, crispy oven potatoes (reason why I realized my omission) and salad.

Otherwise, a so far uneventful day.

Shirley, hope Kathryn is improving. Also glad Memaw and Pawpaw are doing well.

Missed all the cams today.

BBL

stronghunter said...

Hi, Judie. Thanks for your kind words for Kathryn. I talked with her last night, and she seems to be getting better. I hope it continues to be that way.

There seems to be a lot out there about Plavix. I saw that it causes sleepiness. You really have to talk to a doctor for interpretation of some of that information, though, so I hope you are able to do that very soon.

stronghunter said...

My doctor told me some things about how they come up with those lists of side-effects that were interesting. He said they give the pills to a group of people, I believe he said medical students, and they record everything that happens to them.

If someone throws up, they list nausea as a possible side effect. He was more interested it taking into the side effects he was aware of based on his years of experience with people he had prescribed the medication to. But, happily, he was willing to listen to me, too.

You really want to know what is causing the symptoms. I know you need to take the Plavix.

stronghunter said...

He was more interested into taking into consideration the side effects. . .

stronghunter said...

I hope you get the answers you want very soon, Judie.

paula eagleholic said...

Boy, I got home earlier and was just whupped! Layed down and slept off and on for a couple of hours. Still tired!

paula eagleholic said...

Ajay is getting ready to put the kids to bed, so I'll have to go up another time!

paula eagleholic said...

Brensin a little better yet today, no fever.

hedgie said...

Glad to hear that Kathryn is doing better, Shirley. The first 24 hrs. after the cortisone injection can be mighty rough, but then pain usually subsides quickly with resting the arm. She should also be prescribed PT.

Judie, sure hope you can talk to Dr. SOON. Are you taking brand name or generic? Sometimes just that change can make a difference for some folks.

Paula, too bad you missed a visit with the g'kids, but early-to-bed is good for Ajay at this point. She needs to be able to get extra rest.

BEagle, thanks for link to Brigantine videos.

hedgie said...

Dinner here was shish kebab and perogies. Very tasty!

paula eagleholic said...

I love perogies...

Having quesadillas here tonight...

stronghunter said...

Yes, I think PT would be a good idea, too, Lynn. First, though, we need to see what is going to happen with the insurance. I do hope there is not going to be a pre-existing condition problem. She had insurance before, so she thinks that should make a difference.

The doctor's assistant says bursitis and arthritis. They told me pretty much the same thing, so I figure it might be inherited, but Kathryn is too young to have this.

PT helped me, and Kathryn sees the same doctor.

They also see evidence of the rotor cuff injury from several years ago.

stronghunter said...

I had a baked potato for dinner. Maybe I'll eat a little ice cream. Trying to be careful about that.

paula eagleholic said...

One eye-asse at BWO laying in the middle of the nest.

BEagle said...

K07 is back on the nest watching a speedboat go by.

BEagle said...

Two others have joined the BWO.

BEagle said...

It was fun watching the helicopter pilot swaddle the little Brigantine eaglet in that baby blanket.

BEagle said...

There are still two eaglets on the Lake Washington cam.

They are still where they usually are.
One on the branch, the other up against the tree.

hedgie said...

Shirley, if the previous insurance ended due to job change, there should not be any pre-existing clause......and whenever it's effective, new rules prohibit it anyway.
Doubt a hereditary connection---usually an overuse issue.

Lynne2 said...

noise at the mic....

stronghunter said...

Kathryn hasn't expected a problem with pre-existing conditions. I am glad you don't see a problem, either, Lynn.

stronghunter said...

Just talked with Rus. He and Rebecca are coming tomorrow night for dinner. It will be good to see them. It is funny. I ask Rus if they can come, and he asks her if they are doing anything. He does need someone to keep him organized.

Lynne2 said...

I hear an eagle

BEagle said...

Yes, there's an eagle up there!
Whowee.

stronghunter said...

On the new rules, I don't know when they take effect. I think they are to go into effect first for children.

Their family had two emergency room issues during the no insurance period, but I don't expect they cost more than the COBRA plan would have cost them.

BEagle said...

That cicada must be right on the mike.
Well, it's gone now.

stronghunter said...

Listening for an eagle. I hear crickets.

stronghunter said...

Tiny bit of rain here.

stronghunter said...

Can't tell what I am hearing now.

BEagle said...

Another clunk.

stronghunter said...

Would be cool to have a visit from one of our eagles.

stronghunter said...

Yes, I heard a clunk.

stronghunter said...

Come on and drop down into the nest. We hear you.

stronghunter said...

More little clunks.

Lynne2 said...

come down come down whoever you are!

paula eagleholic said...

Finally saw both the male and female or immature at the hummingbird feeder tonight...and got a couple of pics. Put them on Paula's prints. :)

paula eagleholic said...

3 at BWO for tonight...assumings it's all the chicklets

BEagle said...

Cute little hummer.

BEagle said...

Another clunk.

BEagle said...

hummerS

hedgie said...

Paula, I love quesadillas! Sounds like a good item for tomorrow's menu since I have a fresh bag of tortillas!

NatureNut said...

Evening Everyone! Had a short Panda nap. Thought I was going to be a ball of fire when I got home, but not so!
To alleviate the boredom of the day & NO working osprey cam for over a week, took a ride & hike after work. As soon as I got to the boat ramp, could see an adult osprey on top of the camera & hear someone squawking away. Went into the special boat dock & there you can see the nest.One juvie was fussing away, picking up part of a fish & soon Dad came zooming in with a new fish!All 3 birds were in the nest then. I wonder if juvie was hollering "feed me"!!!It wasn't clean & he flew off with it~~~how disappointing!
Went down path to 2 story tower at River's edge & saw 2 huge birds in the water. Before I could turn on camera, they flew way down to a tree on the bank.Then more action occurred, tried to take pics. When I looked at back of camera, saw something else in the same tree with the other gang.Been going thru bird guides to ID & if I can stay awake, will try to do pics before midnight! ☺ Need coffee

Judie said...

Here it is, time to say goodnight.

Call from a former student and now Houston Deputy Sheriff. Her brother died earlier today. Cancer. So sad for her and her family. Her mom is a total sweetheart, also.

Turning my light off but will leave the night light on for others coming in, or clunking at the nest, or heading back the hallway, to the tub, up the stairs, or traveling home. Sleep well and pleasant dreams.

NatureNut said...

We got a call today from someone at Merkle (State facility) next door wanting info about rehabs as they had an injured osprey outside their Visitor's Ctr. They have platforms on the River, but no boat access to them. I was able to find Greg K. (bird expert) & get him on thyue phone. We figured it was a juvie & Greg said he thought another bird knocked it out of the sky & it ran into a tree.Evidently it was probably only stunned. They were able to catch it & bring it in to the AC. Later ythey brought it to us in a box & Greg took it home. There is a nest close to his home that is almost MT, so he will put it there. News on TU!

NatureNut said...

Judie, so sorry about your call today. Prayers for them.
Nighty-Nite to you

magpie said...

Hello and So Long, Eagle Pals...
heading out for work, folks

back on the midnight shift
and starting two hours early tonight

read all the posts but didn't leave enough time to comment, but am glad to see that some of the illnesses and ailments seem to be improving

so sorry to read of the loss of your former student's brother, Judie...

hope to catch up on things Sunday

Best wishess for a good evening and sleep time

God Bless Us, Every One
xo ♥

stronghunter said...

Sorry about your former student's brother, Judie.

Waiting for an update on the juvie, Loretta.

I love quesadillas, too.

Gotta call it quits and go upstairs.

Good night.


I feel safe because I know the security system will be activated.

Lynne2 said...

the boys had limited success fishing, but we will be having White Perch filets on the grill tomorrow for dinner!

hedgie said...

Judie, condolences to your friends' family. Pray that they find peace in his loss.
Goodnight to you and Shirley; and to Margy, even tho' hers isn't for sweet sleep.

Margy, didn't realize you had to start tonight! Was thinking it was tomorrow night. Boo. And early to boot---:( TOo bad Carloyn won't get to be with you again any time soon.

paula eagleholic said...

Lynne - perch is good, not a striper, but hey, not bad!

Judie - sorry for your friend.

Heading to bed, have to go into work for a couple of hours tomorrow...catch ya'll tomorrow.

Love and hugs to all ♥

hedgie said...

'Night, Paula. You need a day off!

Lolly said...

We be home! I am totally exhausted! We got home at six and Joey shortly arrived. Jack promptly left to get Annie and I prepared a dinner of leftovers. Then we loaded all Laurel's stuff and they headed home. Now doing loads of laundry.

Guess I will read back on the blog and hope I do not fall asleep. I am fading fast!

hedgie said...

Welcome home, Lolly and Jack. There's no place like home!!
Forget the laundry, gal---it will wait til at least tomorrow! Get to bed and sleep like a baby in your own!

Lolly said...

Thanks, Lynn1 Jack is enjoying his lazyboy right now. Fell asleep and the dryer just woke me up. Off to the shower I go! And then my wonderful bed!


Nite all! Sweet dreams!

hedgie said...

Goodnight to all from here in this roost. Rain tomorrow hopefully! Might be a good day to s leep in!
Prayers for all needs. Love all y'all.

Lynne2 said...

Welcome home Lolly and Jo!

Good night and prayers for all...

Mema Jo said...

I'm home in the valley tonight - no sounds of the surf! Read most of your comments but I feel totally lost.. I think I am just tired from the ride home - not especially fond of night riding.
I am heading to bed and will catch up with everyone tomorrow.

Good Night and Prayers for All
((hugs)) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Costume Lady said...

WELCOME HOME TO OUR TRAVELERS!
Hope the weather was good for you each day while you were gone.
I'm so tired, I may start speaking a foreign language, so I'm going to bed:)

GOOD NIGHT MY FRIENDS
SLEEP WELL
PRAYERS FOR ALL

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Everyone,

Sorry I've been MIA--we have been SO busy! Had the surprise 40th Birthday party for our Son-in-law, Marq, last night. It was at their friends' house. Saw so many of the kids' friends that we haven't seen in at least a couple of years! Marq was really surprised, and we all had such a good time! I made a boatload of deviled eggs and took them along. There were only 4 left, so we brought them home, and they disappeared this morning!

I'm happy to say that the kids got to see our orioles this morning! We were so afraid that they wouldn't get a chance. A pair of them showed up on the feeder, and didn't fly off right away! Jen and Marq couldn't believe the male's bright color. When they get back home, they are going to put up several bird feeders in the back yard, so Courtney and Sierra can watch the birds. Jen wants to get a birdhouse for Purple Martins--guess they have seen quite a few of them!

The high school reunion is tonight--bet the kids are having a blast! It's at the Anaheim Marriott.
Should be really nice.

Golly, seems like it's been a
L-O-N--G time since I've been here!
Need to wish a HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO GG, and to JUST VICKY!

Am feeling pretty tired tonight, so think I'm going to shower and call it a day. Prayers being said for everyone. Haven't completely caught up on the blog, but sure the Lord knows all our needs. Hope everyone gets a good, restorative rest tonight. Will try to get here to say hello some time tomorrow. The night light and the porch light are on. The eye-scanner security and Dana's thumbprint-scanner security are enabled. God bless, and goodnight! Love all of you guys! :o] :o] :o] :o] :o] :o] :o]

hedgie said...

WooHoo.....JO is back!!

Morning, eagle dudettes and dudes.
Cloudy....no rain yet.

paula eagleholic said...

Morning, all!

Nest is quiet and MT

Watching the birds at the feeder and having some coffee before I get ready to head to work

paula eagleholic said...

Cam clunking...sounds like someone cleaning their beak!

BEagle said...

Good morning to all this fine Sunday morning.

BEagle said...

I did not get up at the crack of dawn like yesterday to see if there was any beaks through the spaces in spidey's web.

I hear clunking at the cam. So we know there's an eagle there.

hedgie said...

Have heard a few clunks but no vocalization....so probably an adult and NOT mouthy Palmer!

Loretta, compeletely missed commenting on your excitement yesterday. Wonder how Greg made out over night?

Mema Jo said...

NEW SUNDAY

THREAD FOR EVERYONE

BEagle said...
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First pic of royal couple thread