THANK YOU STEVEWOWSER WE HAVE A PIP
Going over to the other thread of 950 comments to call the others over. PIP DAY 3/16/2013
I am here now!!!
Well shoot! and here I thought I was finally going to get a feather and Mema Jo beat me to it!(I kept checking back, thinking SURELY there would be a new thread started on pip/hatch day!)LOL Congrats JO ♥
Was reluctant to add another site to watch daily, but am excited for the eggberts hatching, so figured I must start watching. Mom would want me to be in the loop.
and now I am on new thread but still pacing in the waiting room
I'm a little freaked out - Hedgiebaby please ID yourself -------- My heart stopped for a minute
It's me, Christie!!!
Lydia, we just want you to keep coming back and trying to get that feather! This is a very eggciting day for all of us - I pray that little bobblehead soonshows itself!
I knew who it was. Hello Christie. Yes, your mom wants you here. :-)
Well I thought it was you Christiebut I do believe in ghosts - good ghosts that is. I miss your mom - especially on such a special day as this is turning out to be.I knew (I think) that it wasn't Carolyn because we know her as Jewels.WECOME HEDGIEBABY aka Christie
Hello Steve, welcome
Truly a Joy ♥to have both of our Hedgie babies here!!Welcome Hedgiebaby!!Happy you are here, Christie ♥Your Momma would be proudto see you here welcomingin our first hatch of thenew season!! Sadly our firstwithout our Lynn, but happilya first with YOU and your Sisboth at the same time!
Welcome Christie aka Hedgiesbaby
LOL I was MAD!! Who would dare to use that id. Happy to see it is you Christie. You can use that name, but I was momentarily alarmed. roflmbo Anyway, welcome! Your mom would be thrilled!
Thank you all! Glad to be here on this joyous day. HUGS to all!
What was Moms name on here?
See ya' there Christie akahedgiesbaby...so great to have you here !Perfect timing also...speaking of babies...we arehoping to all be proud Momster and Dadster grandparents sometimetoday ~~Thnanks for the New Thread Alert, Jo
i am a newbie to this group and not a regular since I am finding it harder to get to know people and talk back and forth blog style (I am used to chatting away on facebook groups, but finding blogs harder to chat on--that is just me and my problem, not complaining).So, I have not gotten to know you well and i do not know the history and who everyone is, but welcome to hedgiebaby! (Was Lynne's blog name hedgie? Sorry to be dumb but I do not know all the history)
first she was hedgesvillerthen it was Hedgie not sure if with capital or lower case H
Love that Puffin! Took my ipad to the bathroom with me instead of my laptop, That last eggroll Shep would not even let us have a peep.
I mean then SHE was hedgesvillerthen Hedgie....that sure caught my eye before Ijoined up almost 5 years agogotta love Hedgesville !!!!
Oh, so from Hedgesville, WV? I know where that is. Many years ago I worked at the VA Medical Center in WV and met lots of Hedgesville folks
Lynn was Hedgie and had a hedgehog as her avatar. One dedicated momster, our very own nurse and medical adviser.((Hugs)) right back to you, Christie.
You are not dumb at all, LydiaYes, Lynn was Hedgie...we have Lynne1 (grannyblt) andLynne2 (Lynne S)I don't have facebook at all and probably never will, but I do understand and can certainly tell...over the years....how mucheaseir it is to stay in touchin many ways.....You are doing JUST FINE!
Lydia...we are all pacing the waiting room. :)
Hello all you pip watchers! :) I hope I can watch for awhile today, if my husband doesn't want to get on. H
It has been a long time since Belle took her turn, right? Maybe she is out searching for that BIG fish I want to see delivered.I remember the time that Lib had delivered many things and the pantry was packed. Still have a picture of that occasion. The nest was loaded!!
You'll need a "cheat sheet" Lydia....we all made them I think to keep track of everyone!expara=ex paratrooper, Steve.
So, Steve's FB is the NEW look and it's kinda nice. Of course it will take some getting used to...I found a free online typing course for him to take! He'll have HOMEWORK while I'm at work...LOL!! He's a slow hunt and pecker now.
Hey Lolly, and all. I have been watching at school every day, even tho I can't chat there.Hey to Lynne 2. Margie. Jo, Hedgies baby. Grannybit, Lydia, Linda, Glo and Eagle Eye Sharon. So good to see you all here. I have really missed you all. Is it Belle on the nest now. I am done farming for now:)
I am so pleased to hear a jatching is starting. I have worried about that deep snow storm, even tho it didn't stay long there.
time for you to get your OWN computer, Candy!! Good to see you!
Candy, that is Shep on the nest. See the spot on his tail and the notches in his white tail feathers?
Confused Lydia???Whenever we refer to Lynn- it is in reference to our late friend aka HedgieWhen we speak of Lynne, it is Lynne2 whose husband is Steve, also the name of our moderator, Steve Chase.Even though I am also Lynne, I'm always refered to as Granny.
we have a baby i think!
yep I do believe!
ANYONE ELSE SEE?????
EEk..I was hunting and pecking away and it looks like we have a hatch?
Lynn, thought that Steves moniker was for ex paraplegic. LOL
I did not a good look. Hmmmmm?
I was rebooting so no video here. Will watch closely for next up which should be soon if hatch MaMa will arrive quickly I think
Did anyone get a good look just now? Shep stays in the way of our view! LOL--but i sure could hear the peeping eggs!
I could not tell if that was an egg slotting apart of if Shep's feathers were in the way!
RAK! meant splitting
Cam chatters (some) are saying one bobble is out
Shep is just trying to keep us from seeing. Grrrr!
It is 76 here and going up. Want to get out and dig in the dirt, but do not dare leave,
I got notice the cam crashed..bbl
Holy cannoli! 51 comments that fast!!!??? I have been sitting here at the computer for the past hour compiling a list of music videos to send to the 8th grade teachers every Friday from now til the end of the year. All of the songs have a common theme - overcoming adversity! Had fun finding them all and I think the 8th grade teachers will appreciate the laugh at the end of surviving each week with these kids.But in that amt. of time, you guys have racked up 51 new comments??Anyway, thanks Steve for the new thread and thanks to Jo for the call over. Now I've gotta read back and catch up!! BRB!
Got cam back, phew
Welcome Back Candy!So glad you're here ♥
LOL...I think Shep is doing face plants!
Welcome Steve and Christie! I knew who hedgiesbaby was right away! =)A baby maybe?? Need to watch closer - have been watching music videos and not paying a lot of attention to Shep.
Welcome christie..I knew that hadc to be you
the Queen is not pleased....
Had 4 mallards stroll up my path and into the yard...when nick saw them he had to give chase, lol
Overcast and sprinkles now..cleaning up and heading to store...bbl...hope chickie is hatched by then
SANDI, we had an 8th grade teacher to join us for Family Friday...a lovely young lady. She teaches in Winchester, Va.
Where the heck is Momma Belle? I need her to come do switch with Shep and send Shep off fishing so we can see what has happened. Some of these chatters on the cam page are saying they saw a bobble....driving me nutz
Hi,Wow, lots of comments over here on the new thread.Welcome Christie! Thought it had to be you when I saw the new screen name pop up. Thanks for the new thread, Steve. Won't stay new for long. We have lots of watchers and posters today.Trying to see the notches in Shep's tail. I have always looked for the spot on his head.
Thanks Linda. And hello ot Wanda and Paula. AND you got that right Lynne2. I am a about to go crazy having to share this one. Time will tell.Missed the whole thing trying to get reset and fold my dried clothes.
When the queen isn't pleased ain't nobody pleased!!!
Nick better be a good boy! Paula, fantastic about the eagle in your yard. Please...attach a camera to you at ALL TIMES!I think it is fantastic about the music videos. Need them for Laurel.
I'm pretty sure I saw one. BUT, this cam picture is wonky.
Do heads roll when the Queen is not happy?
Woew Payla, you had an eagle in your year. How lucky can you get? We have jsut had the osprey come back to the harbour. :( I sure wish they were eagles.
Today I see what you all were talking about concerning the cam not being in focus. Certainly not the clear picture we had earlier.Either Shep is nodding off to sleep or just concentrating on the action beneath him.
We have a HATCH
Did it kind of look like the egg on the top was cracked open to anyone, or was it just a feather from Shep?
Oh my gosh! Now I clearly saw that. We have one egg cracked open and a bobble!!! whoo hoo!!!!
WHOO HOO!!I saw two pieces of the eggThe chick was underneath thesplit egg...
I see those comments on OC, Lydia.I have been gone. Thought George (my cat) had a bladder infection and had to make a quick run to the vet. I was right, so he is on antibiotic now. George has lots of problems with the last part of his digestive system.Oh yes, quite sure I saw a little head sticking out of one of those eggs.
It did look like it was split in two.
Must have been 19 of us trying to type at the same time:) ERROR
Still two eggs but one is WIDE open!!!! I would consider that a hatch!!!!
yes egg totally cracked open I can't claim I saw the bay but its out of the egg for most part.
Wonder where Belle is...her Motherly instincts don't seem to be working today!
Here comes Belle. Maybe we'll have abetter look
OK, here we go. Belle in with new grass. Now for a switch!
No sooneer said than done:)
Yes indeed! Now get up so we can see again!
Yes, that egg was too open for it not to be a hatch.Shep will definitely get up and show her....And us...
Ok, now give us a good look at the bobblehead!!!!!!
It is wiggling with the egg still on it's head
almost there baby, come on out!
Not quite out, yet.
It's moving underneath the egg.How cute.And chirping away...Welcome Little One...
we have a baby!!
Cool! Now get that eggshell off it's head :)
Just saw it pop its head out...Did anyone see that?
You would think that Belle wwould taker the shell off it's head. :) <3
Look at that!
Egg is split, baby trying to get free of the shell.
yep too cool Uploading video now
Good to know I wasn't hallucinating! Now Belle, how is he supposed to finish getting the egg off of his head with you sitting on him!
I guess it depends on ones definition of a hatch. How amazing to be able to see that little chick trying to get completely out of that egg. But I don't think it's completely free yet so again, it depends on what you consider a hatch. It's sure close enough for me!! =)Woohoo!!! Oatmeal Creme Pies all around!!!! =)
I can hear it peeping~
You're awesome, GLO!!!
I sent Hoda a text...she is off galavanting as she always is!
I guess Belle and Shep are going to sit on it for awhile to make sure they don't have to start the feedings. LOL
Lolly, check your email! I sent you the list of music video links for you to forward to Laurel! =)Congrats to all of us on our first chick of the 2013 year!!!! =)
Glo, I sure wish I could do all the things you do on line and with a camera.
I do not ever remember seeing an eaglet at such an early stage of hatching.
Got a screen grab of the cracked-open egg, but a video is much better. That little chick is trying so hard to get free of the eggshell, and mom has it all tucked in.
Just missed St. Patrick's Day by one day.:)
Pretty cute video. Uploading now Sort of like an Easter bonnet :-) Bless its little heart.
Well, we do know that they can completely hatch while under mom.
Belle just brought flugg...It is up to Shep now to provide the first meal.
Here is our bobble head still with attached helmet Our helmetted little bobblehead
Oh i am so eggscited...glo, where do we find your vid? Momsters? i still have not gotten the blg thing down yet.And who is the Queen?
I may actually tear myself away from this screen to get something done today I don't think any of this counts as house cleaning..... BBL
Oh never mind...goody! I see your link here glo. Shoot.. I did not know we could post links here
Just looked up at what point an egg is considered hatched?From Wikipedia:Eggs laid on land or in nests are usually kept within a favourable temperature range (warm) while the embryo grows. When the embryo is adequately developed it breaks out of the egg's shell. This breaking out is known as hatching. Baby animals which have just hatched are hatchlings, though standard names for babies of particular species continue to apply, such as chick for a baby chicken. Some embryos have a temporary egg tooth with which to crack, pip, or break the eggshell or covering.Yep, we do have a HATCH!!
Granny I have done NOTHING today except to watch this computer...between Shep nest and WCV critter cam I have wasted my whole day away so far...geesh!
12 to 48 hours from Eagle egg pip to eagle egg hatch is average time. Of course our eagles already show us over and over that they are the experts NOT us.
If you get a dust rag and clean the keyboard while you're watching, it's technically housework :) Back to work, glad we have a chick!
Great job Glo. Really could get a good look of it on your video. Thanks for sharing.
oh Lydia its not a waste at all. I spent most of the night and day watching this. Its a pretty special eaglet here as you will learn but not too much time to really tell the whole story just yet. Its CHERISHED and not even quite out yet.
Right at about 45 seconds you can see the little chick OUT of the egg in GLO's video on Facebook.
Congratulations to the new parents! And to The Momsters and Dadsters! It is such an exciting event. Maybe now I can get dressed for the day.
LOL floral girl Wow I actually HAD to do that just a short while ago.
I went full screen and saw the little baby!!
Glo, thanks so much for capturing what we all saw and putting it on FB! Your video is great and the momsters and dadsters who weren't here to see it but who are on FB will really appreciate it!
MEGAN, you have got my idea. I think I'll dust around this computer.I just love hearing the trains in the background.
And welcome Steve and Christie!
So knowing we had a Hatch right at about 2:30pm, it will be interesting to see when Bell gives it nourishment for the first time.That shell is upside down right now and the eaglet is OUT!
Looks like it's completely out of the shell now and Belle and baby have said hello!
Sandy and all hopefully even if you aren't on facebook you can se our little helmeted bobblehead video. Magpie was able to see a video even from work this morning :-)
Oh, Megan! You had me laughing out loud big time with that comment, Wahooo!Glo, fantastic video. Those who are not here right now will be so grateful to you!Oh, look, the is completely out of the shell.
Lydia...the Queen is our very own Lynne2. She is always saying what she will do when she is queen. So, I do think she will make a great Queen, lol
Well Congragulations NCTC,Shep and Belle...this is a Happy Day...
Found this with a Google search. It's about chickens but should apply to eagle chicks as well."Chicks, just before they hatch, draw into their abdomen the the nutrients in the egg. Rich in food value and liquid, the yolk provides the newly-hatched chick with all it needs to eat and drink for up to 3 days."Belle won't wait 3 days and am willing to bet that Shep will show up with at least 1 fish today! That boy knows about fishing!! And he knows there's another mouth to feed!
I trust someone has put the information somewhere where NCTC Steve could see it....please and thanks if not already done, I can't do that fancy stuff
Yep! Just saw the new bobble without the helmet! Well Linda, bobble should be okay without nourishment for awhile since he/she has just eaten the egg membrane, but I hope Shep brings in a big fish! Time to stock the pantry!
Yes Sandi, that is what I have always been told by the mods from other eagle sites...about the initial nourishment having come from the egg and yolk...so they are good for awhile :)
I am now going to venture outside and I am sure I will come back to 101 comments. :) Have heard from our Hoda. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers, she is having a bad day. SHE IS FINE, just someone dear to her has problems.
and thanks Lolly. LOL I need a doc of who is who
Bobblehead has made his or her presence!!! Tears of joy and tears from FB. I am so estatic. Mom is smiling those Irish smiles today!!!!
Now eat lil bobblehead when Mommy feeds you and get strong. I need you strong and healthy!!! For you have a much bigger purpose in our lives than you know!
Welcome Sis!!! Bout time you get your buns here!!!!
Yes, I knew that about their nourishment, but I also have watched Belle feed the eaglet drops from her beak pretty early on in the first day.I just didn't know how early because some of the hatches we have witnessed have been late in the evening.Just curious, since we still have a good bit of daylight time here today!
Here is a link (if this works) written in terms for children to understand on the hatch process. I think it is great for adults too.It is written about whooping cranes, but would apply to eagles and other raptors/birds as well. Hope you like ithttp://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/crane/VisualizeEgg.html
I have sent Steve a message with helmetted bobble head link on fb, It is the only way I have of making contact but that should work.
Thanks Glo for the linkno live feed hereand kinda busy to watch and readThanks Everyone for All the News !Glad to see you up and aware Jewels
Jewels and hedgiesbaby we are all smiling with a tear in our eye this afternoon and thrilled you are BOTH here.
JEWELS - You are so right, Gal!!I guess this little one is like ROYALTY. They have no idea when they are born howvery important they are andwill soon be.....
Thanks Glo...that's great...!signing off here soon, will look forwardto watching things MOVE and Fllutter from home
I ♥ ♥ ♥ USThank you Jo and LOLLY
COuld not have missed this!!!
Belle seems to be hearing something that is alerting her....It sounds like chirps, but it might be something else...Could it be the wee one?
I will go read back.I have the nest up now.Thank you LOLLY for news of the hatch.Ma Belle is tracking something in the air...here she is saying back off. She takes off the bubblehead is still stuck with part of the egg shell. So so so cute.
yikes what's going on?
Someone lands on the cam...shake.Egg and Bubblhead exposed.I could hear the little chirp.Pa Shep in the house...
Lots of shaking...SHEP RETURNS...
What happened eaglet all alone, heard Belle fussing from across the room?
I wonder what all that was about?
DADDY being so gentle, did a egg role, nestling down now
Wiggles down after a very careful approach to the cup...I see no food in the nest...has any been brought in? Has the little one been fed.I must read back.
((((( HODA )))))Whatever it is.....We are here....We love you....Hope your day gets better...Especially knowing we have a new little eaglet now!
What a great daddy Shep is! Awww--bobble is active! ♥ Belle did not stay very long...
HODA - No food has been brought yet. No feedings yet.The little one is but an hour old now.
Belle was watching him or something going on. I think she wanted he to come to the nest. How cute was is first view of the egg.
Congratulations Everyone! Shep is soooo cute and gentle tucking the little one in. I thought he would have come back with a fish though.
Shep was really very careful settling in on the egg and eaglet. I think Belle saw Shep arriving WITHOUT food for the pantry and was really fussing at him. Now, she is off to get the pantry stocked.
baby does not need food for several hours no worries.
I do totally understand why Belle may want to stock the pantry. I want to see that nest lined with fish!!!
Not sure HOW I am going to go back to sleep with all this excitement!! And darn, a still cam at work, but hey at least I can keep my eye on them!! Congrats Eaglet Momsters and Dadsters! What a proud and happy day it is!
Have not made it outside yet, Ate sone lunch first. Now to go outside.
Hedge is born!! What a great name!! I so love us!! Welcome hedgiesbaby!!
Jewels I will have video links on my fb page BUT I will sleep tonight LOL. I am running very short of that shut eye stuff. Get some rest and then check my wall.
Hedgie!!! Auto correct got me!
Hoooray! CONGRATULATIONS everyone!I'm so happy the first moment has finally arrived...YAY, and now we await #2. :)
Had to go get some lunch. When I came back, I saw the little one all free of the eggshell and then Shep tucked him under. Is Shep doing a faceplant? Maybe.
CHRISTY & JEWELS, so happy to have you with us today!!!! BIG ((((HUGS))))
Okay..I MUST go do something. AT LEAST get something out for dinner. I have done nothing but watch cams all day!And yes, no worries...new hatches have all the nourishment they need from the egg for a little while.But ye, need to bring in the pantry provisions for later...soon will be 2 mouths to feed!
What an EGGsiting afternoon...see ya all later. Was fun spending time with you today
Lydia, Re: Cheat sheet--I just got a little notebook and started making a list of everyone on the blog. I made it alphabetical by putting a couple of letters on each page, then alphabetized it by the screen names. Left room for notes about each person on the page. I still have that notebook, though it is falling apart now.
We are almost to the first split on this thread. Wow!
Glo, I always sneak peak at FB, but we are not allowed to have our phones out at work... and IT dept has made it so hard to see or watch anything on the computers at work. Barracuda filter filters out even most reading material anymore. They don't trust us at all I guess. But I will be sneaking some time in when I go make my lunch and go to the bathroom!!! LOL Thank you, and you too get some shut eye!!
Thanks Lori, could not have missed this!!!
Alrighty, going to try to get some more sleep. For those who have my cell, if anything happens, text me!! Love you all!!!
Tears Tears and more Tears!!! We have HEGIESBABY AND JEWELS both on the day the Eaglette Hatched. Love you and miss you LYNN. Your girls do you proud dear Friend. real proud!
SO glad so many of us regulars, long lost bloggers and newbies were here for this today!
Thank you LINDA. We never carry more than we can handle and with God's Grace never carry it alone...As I learn more and understand more I will write. MEMA JO and LOLLY are Blessings and I so much value their councel.
Look out for the split...
God's Grace will get you through anything.....right HODA??His mercies are never ending!!Will keep you and whatever istroubling you in prayer. Give itto THE LORD. His Yolk is light...I know you know this...already!
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