Friday, February 06, 2015

Friday

Here's a note I got from Dr. Jim Siegel on my staff about the nest visitor yesterday.  Jim has studied sanderlings, scrub jays, great blue herons, brown creepers, hermit thrushes, and a few others pretty intimately,  including their territorial, reproductive and feeding behavior. Observing eagles is a hobby for him, so here are his thoughts:


"Birds are instinctual creatures.  If the male is bringing in fish without young in the nest (Feb 4) , he is provisioning the female - feeding her as if she cannot leave the eggs or young and making sure she is fit and healthy to reproduce.  The fish may have attracted the sub-adult (Feb 5) 

I am not convinced the sub-adult is a fledgling from 3 years ago just hanging out and visiting its parents.  Fledglings of long-lived predatory birds have to disperse widely from home or  they will be constantly competing with their parents who may live for decades in the same place.  Every young born cannot stay home and wait for their parents to die; they may end up waiting for years.  They will compete with their parents (and the new nestlings) for food and space every year. And every year more young competitors are reared.  The gene line loses in that case. 

Eagles don't live in family groups - none of the predatory birds do.  But jays and crows do and these birds try to live at the borders of their parents territory, hoping someone will either die or they find another unoccupied territory nearby that they already know well due to its proximity to their natal territory.  Longevity: 6-7 years for jays and up to 20 years for crows.  Most small songbirds only live 3-4 years at most.    

If the sub-adult bird (I don't know perhaps 2-3 years old?) acts juvenile enough, the male or even the female may act as if the sub-adult is the bird they, in their tiny bird brains, are thinking (?) they have hatched out of the eggs that have not even been laid yet.  They may feed him or tolerate him as if he was their 2015 fledgling! This before those 2015 fledglings even exist.  Its hormonal not rational.

That is why you get chicken hens brooding kittens, and songbird feeding gaping goldfish mouths in a backyard pond. And lions that try to care for young antelope. Maternal and paternal Instinct takes over and strange things happen.

The other possibility is that subadult is trying to displace the adult male or female bird. It is not likely, but it is possible, that the sub-adult is in better physical condition than one of the adults, and although sub-adult in plumage, it is masculine or feminine enough in its genetic fitness to convince the rival bird and its opposite sex, that it is a potential viable territory holder and mate.

I am learning stuff from these birds all the time."


New thread

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WVJerry said...

Thanks for new thread Steve and info from Dr. Jim. Empty nest. Good morning all.

WVJerry said...

Nest still empty. Looks like a clump of flugg. Got to head for work. Enjoy your Friday....calling for warmer weekend weather.

Judie said...

Good morning.

Thank you Steve.
Thank you Dr. Jim.
Thank you Jerry. Congrats on your feather.

MT nest.

Have a good day everyone.

grannyblt said...

Good morning all. Thanks for the info. I will be watching as much as possible today.

Sandi said...

Thanks for the new thread Steve and for the very interesting info. about eagle behavior.

Just checking the box - kids will be in my room in just a minute.

Stay warm everyone. Oh yeah, thanks for the comments about my new avatar - she IS a cutie!

Hoda said...

Ditto in regards THANK YOUS.

JUDIE is the missing avatar an indication that cats have moved on?

Pitch black dark here!

stronghunter said...

Good morning,

Thanks for the new thread and all of the interesting information, Steve. And thanks for the call-over, Jerry.

Having coffee. Fifteen degrees here this morning.

Delivered Hunter to school. He had to scrape the windshield this morning in his shorts and tee-shirt.

Something really strange in the nest this morning. Did the strange thing from yesterday grow? No eagles in the nest.

stronghunter said...

No, I did not send out a link after one this morning, Loretta. Please delete it.

Mema Jo said...

Good Red Friday Morning

And my day begins with

EAGLE ALERT

BOTH OUR EAGLES ARE IN THE NEST

Mema Jo said...


bonding or as Judy would yell

HP HP

Mema Jo said...

Some moving of a stick by Shep

Mema Jo said...

They are as pretty as a picture - sitting there in the nest side by side.

In the past on 2/6 we have had them lay an egg.... We always celebrated
on that day one of our original Momster's birthdays..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDRA
ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY AND BRING US SOME GOOD LUCK TODAY

Mema Jo said...

WHERE ARE ALL THE BLOGGERS

Mema Jo said...


Thank you Steve for your morning remarks - very informative words from Dr Jim Siegel. Some of his words
I really haven't thought of before.
I am hoping we get a fresh new egg perhaps today -

Thank you for our fresh new thread

NCSuzan said...

I'm here Jo! On the Nebulizer enjoying the beautiful visit!

Mema Jo said...

Hi Suzan - breathe normal!
Stay inside - I don't think I have been out for a month since it has been so cold! Take care ♥

Kay said...

Good Red Friday Morning Eagle Buds!!!

Thank you for the new thread and for sharing Dr. Siegal and his expertise on eagle behavior. I like the term "subadult" and I appreciate the reminder that we must not ascribe human emotions and behaviors to these magnificent wild birds!

It's wonderful to see Belle and Shep enjoying a bit of sunshine in their windy aerie this morning!

ANDY, so relieved to know all's well and swell with you and Ken!

JO, I'm echoing your lovely birthday message to SANDRA--but what Sandra is celebrating today?

stronghunter said...

I am here, Jo. Wandered off to play some word games. Missed the eagles.

stronghunter said...

Hunter has early dismissal today. I will be picking him up at 11:45.

stronghunter said...

Oh, no, the eagles are still there. I refreshed the cam and now I see them.

stronghunter said...

Just sitting in the morning sunshine on this cold morning.

stronghunter said...

Windy up there in the Sycamore Palace.

Kay said...

That was supposed to be, Thank you STEVE for the new thread...

Congrats to JERRY---your feathery headdress is filling out nicely!

SUZAN and JO, glad you're staying in out of the cold! I don't have COPD, but do have asthma that kicks up on frigid days--have used my rescue inhaler a lot lately and should just get the nebulizer out for a good treatment.

My best to the rest of you who've shown up this morning and my prayers for all in need!!!

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Mema Jo said...

Kay: Sandra Osbourn
An original momster from 2006.
Lives in Shepherdstown at the corner house at the 4-sway stop.
Sandra is mainly on FB nowadays.
I can only describe her as a
very fine Lady.

NCSuzan said...

LOL. Jo, I know we are not supposed to be breathing cold air but frankly It is easier to breathe to me that warm, hot humid air. If it is really cold that's different!

Love the wind blowing in our eagles' "hair".

stronghunter said...

I remember seeing Sandra's house in Shepherdstown, Jo.

Happy birthday dear Sandra!

Mema Jo said...

Our couple really look like they are guarding their home - each looking in a different direction. My heart
is going to jump if that Juvie plops
down in the nest. Belle certainly isn't thinking of laying an egg on Sandra's b-day - although she has done that two times before. Perhaps then if not she will hit tomorrow which is Helen's b-day - and then if it doesn't happen the 8th is Jill's birthday. WHOA Come on Belle ♥

stronghunter said...

I just don't like the cold. I will go out to retrieve my grandson from school, and maybe I will put out some bird food in a bit. And, I have noticed that the bird bath needs attention, so I might attend to that.

I have enjoyed having the heater for the bird bath...when I looked out the window, I saw a little bird enjoying the water. It was sitting next to the heater. Maybe a bit of warmth there.

Mema Jo said...


Jerry - if you tune in at lunch =
Congratulations on yet another feather and another early morning nest report.

stronghunter said...

They do look as if they are on guard, Jo. But they look calm.

Mema Jo said...

Shirley - I shiver each time I look out and the bird bath has frozen.
What make is your heater - I know Suz Hall always used one.

stronghunter said...

HP. Looked like Belle went over and invited that one.

Mema Jo said...



WELL NOW That was some HP

stronghunter said...

I'll check, Jo. I had one last year, but I didn't really like it because it floated on top of the water. This one sits on the bottom and seems better. I was a bit hesitant to buy it because it was about $45.00, but then I decided I really wanted it. If a person shops around, they could probably do better.

stronghunter said...

I think Belle went over and said, "Hey there, Lover Boy."

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

That was some really intense HP right there.

Mema Jo said...

Thx for the information Shirley

What does Hunter have early
dismissal

NCSuzan said...

THAT looked like it took!

Mema Jo said...

Morning Sharon
I sure hope the egg comes soon
Did you witness yesterday's drama
with the juvie. I guess you have read Steve's remarks on the cover

Hope your hip is doing well!

stronghunter said...

When we lived in Columbus, I recall hearing that it is important to keep fresh water out for the birds when everything is frozen. But it's tough to do that when it gets really cold.

I don't think the squirrels can get to the water in the bird bath, though, and I do care about those rascals, too. Maybe if we have a long cold spell, I will move the bird bath next to the porch so the squirrels can have access.

You do have to plug it in to an outlet.

Mema Jo said...

Setting water out for squirrels it freezes in this weather in about a short 2 hours or less.

NCSuzan said...

I'm afraid to leave my laptop....something might happen and I don't want to miss it!

Mema Jo said...

It is very very suspenseful watching our eagles this morning.
With a turn of their heads you feel
anxiety thinking something is being heard or seen and is a threat to them.

Mema Jo said...

I agree Suzan - but I think I have some things to do today here in the house - like get dressed today ! lol

NCSuzan said...

Then again they may be just enjoying alone time before the kids arrive!

NCSuzan said...

Jo, me too!

grannyblt said...

I am watching while eating a late breakfast and compiling grocery list. It is still in the teens here and I am trying to talk myself into getting out. Haven't been to store in 2 weeks.
I thought I heard an eagle cry a few minutes ago. I think our family is guarding their space.

stronghunter said...

Eaglee in 2 there now.

stronghunter said...

I was away awhile and missed the departure.

Mema Jo said...


What departure, Shirley

Did I miss something - trying to finish my late breakfast too.

Mema Jo said...

Deb Steyck has been videoing the nest
She needs to edit them before posting.

JudyE said...

Hello and good morning YEP I made it before noon I see both adults in the nest


THANKS FOR THE NEW THREAD STEVE

AND THE INFO AND THE CALL OVER JERRY

CAN;T WAIT TO SEE YOUR HEAD DRESS

JudyE said...

CALLING OUT AGAIN

Mema Jo said...

Oh No
Left for a minute and then saw the
SHOUT OUT

Mema Jo said...

This is getting very intense

Think we'll see a nest battle soon

Lolly said...

Good morning! Watching our eagles. I feel that the juvie is still around by the way they are watching all around and there was calling out a minute ago. Sure wish we could watch the tree!

Very interesting article. Must say I have never seen a bird feed on of our pond fish. lol Would love to see that. When we walk up to the pond the fish come to the top begging with their mouths open.

Forgot to mention....spring is coming! My first daffodil opened yesterday! There is hope, so hang in there!

We are going to have a beautiful weekend with the highs in the 70's. Daffodils will all be blooming!

Baked and took a cake next door last night. Neighbors father died and there were lots of cars there last night. When Todd came to the door he said they had lots of food but no sweets. Yea! Glad to help out!

JudyE said...

CALLING AGAIN

Lolly said...

More fussing and watching!

Mema Jo said...

Lolly - need a picture of your
daffodil - Please

JudyE said...

MORE FUSSING

JudyE said...

REALLY MAKES me sad to see this knowing they are in distress Not good for the eggs

JudyE said...

Calms now

has this been going on all morning since they have been in the nest on and OFF???

Mema Jo said...

I think Belle is getting ready for the nest fight

JudyE said...

shaking off

magpie said...

Am reading all your comments and trying to stay tuned in to the happennins'....at the nest, and reading Steve's and other experts' posts....

and just hoping for health and safety and stress-free conditions for all birds (and people....)involved ...

xo

JudyE said...

itch on the face

JudyE said...

PPOOOOF

JudyE said...

both

Mema Jo said...

Oh no I went to the loo
came back and Where did they go???

JudyE said...

LM and try to do some chores

Mema Jo said...

Thanks Judy for your comments

stronghunter said...

Just the departure of the eagle that returned, Jo.

I just got back from picking up Hunter. Missed most of the calling and upsetness.

WVJerry said...

Thanks for the morning reports. Jo - thanks for the feather comments...on short break now...Will check Cam on lunch. Talk later.

JudyE said...

from what I read there was NO sighting of the juvie RIGHT? just the frantic calling out of your eagles I wonder if they finally made her or him leave and Once again I sure wish I loved up there I would go up and check it out


I am trying to stay away from computer today because of my neck bothering my maybe a combo of computer and eagle watching has done it in again

No problem with the comments JO you know me I will comment when I can and going to the loo over watching out eagles we see where your priorities are LOL

stronghunter said...

The bird bath warmer is from Farm Innovators, Jo. I am trying to post a link. This is what I have, and I seem to have forgotten how to post a blue link.

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=farm+innovators+bird+bath&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=36220164520&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9560270499791504727&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_7mdaop4u3u_b

JudyE said...

our eagle not out eagle


JudyE said...

14 lb 1 oz baby born in Tampa Record for FL WOW and cute baby

JudyE said...

now LM watching news

Mema Jo said...

Judy that baby is 2 lbs larger then Elliot who is 2 month old.Whopper !

Now I am going to get dressed while
we have an MT nest.

Judy neck pain sucks - you are going to need to stop looking up to the towers!

No appearance from the Juvie - our couple was just on Alert all morning in the nest..

Janet said...

good late morning, almost afternoon in central time to all!

yes, this is an odd time for me to be posting...but I had an 8 a.m. massage and a 1 p.m. massage. my schedule was fully booked wed, yesterday it opened up and was still open. so I told them i'm running my errands, call me if you need me and if you don't, i'll see you just before 1.

no call yet.

I did my wally world run for odds and ends and my Aldi's run.

it is sunny and gorgeous out. birds are singing. going up to 50 today! woo hoo!

the information about the eagles was quite interesting. mother nature is a fascinating lady. so glad we have that info. now...if they will just get down to business and lay a couple of eggs.....................


have a great day all! ((((hugs))))

stronghunter said...

Okay, after more checking, this is the one I have. Maybe I got a bargain. Looks like it's more expensive online. I went to a feed store here in town.



http://www.amazon.com/Farm-Innovators-C-50-Aluminum-Birdbath/dp/B0002DHBDY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423243406&sr=8-1&keywords=farm+innovators+bird+bath+150+watts

Mema Jo said...

Shirley - TY I will check them both out

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Jo, I did see the youngun in the nest yesterday and read Steve's post. If that HP this morning don't produce an egg, nothing will! :)

Hip is just doing. Still having quite a bit of pain and now my knee on the other leg is giving me a fit. I'm sure that is from the extra work it has had to do.

stronghunter said...

Hope that hip gets better, Sharon. From everything I hear, it will. I am still working on trying to improve the functioning of my knee, but my surgery was far less complicated than yours was.

stronghunter said...

Jo, if the link is confusing, this might help:

Farm Innovators C-50 Premium Cast Aluminum Birdbath De-Icer, 150-Watt

stronghunter said...

I did move the bird bath close to the porch to see what the squirrels do, but I have some problems with uneven ground there, and I am wondering if the birds will be uneasy so near the house. There is a spot in my yard that usually has water. It is a hole in the ground where the drainage from the gutters empties. I have seen squirrels drink there and Luna loves it. I suppose it would not freeze unless it gets very cold for a long time.

stronghunter said...

Hunter has started bugging his mom for the Xbox. I would like to see him remove dog poop first. We shall see.

Mema Jo said...

Your Hunter is too funny but I think he gets it from you!

Going back to shower and dress.

stronghunter said...

Oh my goodness, Jo. You are scaring me now.

stronghunter said...

I suspect it would scare Hunter if anyone told him he has gotten any of his behaviors from me. :)

stronghunter said...

Going to go out and take care of bird feeders. It has gotten a bit warmer.

Mema Jo said...

As Hunter ages he will appreciate being told he favors your habits.

Now - I have to call dr to see what my calcium level is from the blood work.

BBL

JudyE said...

eagle in

JudyE said...

both

JudyE said...

working on cup area

JudyE said...

seems to be calm not looking around just picking at cup area

JudyE said...

Shep was working on rail at launch pad but not just sitting both Belle stretches head up

JudyE said...

seems to be tracking or looking at somethin g

Mema Jo said...

1:40pm They have both return and are at times still on alert

Mema Jo said...

If they 'duck down' you know the intruder is flying in!

stronghunter said...

Definitely on alert.

stronghunter said...

Wondering if the intruder would fly in with both of them there.

JudyE said...

Gotta head out picking JOrdyn up at school don't know what she wants to do 63° out now
maybe she will want to go to the park we will see I bet she will say OMAs house

Happy eagle watching I will miss the antics of our royal couple sure hope it stays peaceful they do seem to look in different directions at times not always in the same direction

stronghunter said...

Hearing some soft eagle cries. Not sure why.

stronghunter said...

Sleepy. Maybe I will nap right here in the recliner.

Mema Jo said...

More HP

stronghunter said...

Well, it is hard to nap with all that eagle sweet-talk and HP going on. Goodness.

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

More HP.

Lolly said...

More HP!! And, I think Belle was the instigator!! :)

stronghunter said...

Easy to see the difference in size right now.

Lolly said...

Deb got a video. Eagle porn??

Mema Jo said...

Deb S has been recording all day, Lolly. Part one is available as she is editing more.....
Look on you FB Momsters PM blog

NCSuzan said...

In my calendar will mark today with HP in red pencil!

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Everyone,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SANDRA!!!

Well, it's certainly never a dull moment at the nest! Hope the juvie situation is resolved fairly peacefully, and there will soon be an egg. With all that HP, one can't be far behind!

Need to ask for prayers big time for a friend of Ken's and his whole family. His name is Armando, and his wife of 22 years was killed in an auto accident yesterday. We don't know the whole story yet, but Ken got a text message from him early this morning. Ken spoke with him on the phone briefly, but didn't learn any of the particulars about the accident. Momster/Dadster prayers are powerful, and he really needs some. Thanks in advance. ♥

I need to get the last doctor's report done, so will say bye for now. Hope everyone has a good day. I ♥ us!!! (Emma says WOOF!)

WVJerry said...
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Mema Jo said...

Hello Andy
Prayers for Ken's friend, Armando and his whole family.
Something that sudden is devastating.

WVJerry said...

Good afternoon. The pair seems to be on the lookout. Cam working good for me today.:-) Deleted last comment for spelling error.

Mema Jo said...

Deb's Video

#1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz0vq5MoxLI&feature=youtu.be

#2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQoYkzt4z5Y&feature=youtu.be


One eagle poofed 3:18pm

Mema Jo said...


3:24pm both in the nest

Deb has more videos - I'll post them as I get them -
They are all on the PM Momsters' blog on FB

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

I'm pretty sure Shep has mastered the art of HP. 3 times in a couple of hours.

stronghunter said...

Took a semi-nap in the recliner and am back. Had to get up and let Luna in. Almost time for Hunter's math tutor to come anyway.

I see our royal couple sitting pretty in the nest. They are beautiful...truly regal in the Sycamore Palace. I think we can expect an egg soon. They are really watching for something.

Sandi said...

Hi all - it's my weekend! Yay!! Two whole days to eagle watch!!

Thanks for all the eagle reporting - sounds like our eagles have been very focused on being a couple today! ♥♥

Sure sounds cold and windy in Shepherdstown. Same here.

stronghunter said...

Thinking about spaghetti for dinner tonight. Have some meatballs in the freezer and can put together the other ingredients.

stronghunter said...

Oh, and there is a loaf of Italian bread in the freezer, too.

stronghunter said...

Hi Andy,

Prayers and good wishes for Armando and the whole family. Such a terrible shock when something like that happens.

So glad Judie was able to find you.

stronghunter said...

Enjoy your weekend, Sandi.

JudyE said...

Heard we had HP that is one deteremend couple bound to have a egg

Jordyn picked OMAS as I figured she would

funny story stopped and got a donut for Jordyn and as she was eating it her top tooth got pulled in it so she as a sprinkle donut with a tooth and hearts LOL we both laughed so hard as I was driving grabbed camera and took picture also funny huh

Lynne2 said...

OH MY GOODNESS...been watching the nest. Interesting goings ons today. Maybe tonight will be THE night?

Mema Jo said...

Looks as though Belle has made it to the egg cup and that Shep is sitting tight and guarding his mate

Mema Jo said...

Now they are both up prancing around messing with the flugg and the sticks........

Lynne2 said...

I so wish we had eyes on the ground at the nest....

JudyE said...

POOF ONE

Mema Jo said...

I think the wrong bird is in the egg cup now...........??????

JudyE said...

thanks funny JO Jordyn goes only moms can do that LOL

Lolly said...

Just finished our "walking" and watched the cam the whole time. Up to 32 minutes on my laptop!!

Nice to see them working on the flugg. More relaxed!

Prayers, Andy for the friend. That is really rotten. Any children in the family?

Lynne2 said...

need to wrap up here at work....

BELLE....PUSH IT REAL GOOD!

JudyE said...

still there I took a snip because the live camera makes the eagle look wider that the still odd

JudyE said...

now I am visualizing the commercial out that with Salt n Peppers song push it push it really good LYNNE2

JudyE said...

but we that that is Shep not Belle JO comments on it also a few comments up

Lynne2 said...

been a LOT of activity at my Codorus nest today too and the female has snuggled down in the nest cup and is gather flugg around her!

JudyE said...

think that not that that Judy needs to proof read

Lynne2 said...

oh my, must get busy....

stronghunter said...

BBL

The dog is requesting dinner. She will lie here at my feet and bark until she gets what she wants. And, oh my, the cat has started up now. Luna and Lucky know it is dinnertime.

JudyE said...

snuggling in the cup

JudyE said...

that sure does look like Belle anyone else See v on neck now

Lolly said...

It is beginning to look promising!

Sandi said...

Sorry Judy, I can never tell them apart unless they are both in the nest and I can compare the sizes. I hope it IS Belle!

JudyE said...

up off the cuip

Sandi said...

Nooo - Eagle looks ready to take off!

JudyE said...

sitting on rail at 1

JudyE said...

thought for sure we would be seeing a egg when the cup was revealed I am wrong bummer

JudyE said...

they mated 3 or 4 times today its about time guys

JudyE said...

POOF

Mema Jo said...


MT NEST

Sandi said...

RATS!! Guess I'll feed people and pets and then watch TV, since there are no more eagles in our nest to watch!

PHOOEY!!

magpie said...

I cannot be the only one watching two eagle, am I...

for about 10-15 mins

xo

Maybe I am on the wrong threat ??

magpie said...

And apparently the Royal Pair...

Sandi said...

Thanks for the alert, Margy! i had given up on our eagles for the night - shame on me!

Sandi said...

Mating AGAIN!!

magpie said...

And some healthy H-P ♥♥

magpie said...

LOL it sure clarified who was who!

Hi Sandi !!

Hoda said...

MARGY never a threat friend. You are on the right tgread and I am with you...I see SANDI TOO

Sandi said...

Poof both!

magpie said...

to funny, like an instant replay..I do believe both are gone....

but I think, still close....

Hoda said...

Don't know what tgread is! Not a threat either on this thread!!!

magpie said...

Hi In the Light Hoda...

and LOL, Sandi..didn't take me long to make a typo !!

I have missed all/most of the watching, but sure enjoyed this one....there were some nestorations...stick moving, crib rail detail, I should say....

magpie said...

It's a Dark Deep Well now...

:(

magpie said...

Well, Phoooey, I mean: HODA, regarding my typo!

thanks, for the encouragement !!!

magpie said...

Here's how little I have been watching: that is the FIRST Mating I have seen !
with my own two Eyes !

Hope some/all of you have been enjoying the Planets ..Jupiter riding along with the Full Moon a few nights ago, and Beautiful Venus in the West sky now...the Planet of L♥ve ☺

magpie said...

Going to keep the Sound on awhile, though the picture is nearly black....
maybe I'll hear the infamous fox/es...or other sounds of the Night....

xo Good Evening, Eagle Pals...
Thinking of ALL, with Lovins' and (( HUGS )) offered....

ttfn xo

magpie said...

Oh, anyone watching ISS these days? there was Brilliant flyover last night.....WSW to ENE

Mema Jo said...

Pizza dinner is finished

My sound is also on
Waiting to hear the cry of the fox!

Good to see you here Margy and hope all is well.



magpie said...

Howdy there, Jo!
I was happy to read of little Elliott's hernia repair...Hope HE is doing very well....

All is well here, work is busy,
trying to keep with my all spread out siblings....

and just maintaining Until Springtime !!!

xoxox ♥ ☺

magpie said...

and waiting on the eggs !! I need to gather in some Oatmeal Crème Pies !!

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Gang,
I got busy and watched the two videos that Jo posted. So great to be watching our two eagles hang out in the nest again!

Thanks to all of you for your prayers and wishes for Ken's friend Armando. His kids are all grown; the youngest daughter just got married last summer. Still can't quite believe that Armando's wife is gone. She was a 2x cancer survivor, and she worked for Kaiser Permanente. Boy, life can turn on a dime when you least expect it.
Well, I need to go out and water some of the patio plants. It will soon be dinnertime, too. I'll be back (hopefully) later tonight to check in. Margy, good to see you! You're right--it's soon Oatmeal Creme Pie time. I'd better get a few, too! Have a great evening, everyone! I ♥ us!!

Judie said...

Andy, very sorry for the death of Armando's wife. Condolences to him, his family, and his friends.

Wishing Belle and Shep would return and bring an egg with them. Perhaps tomorrow.

Restful sleep for everyone.

JudyE said...

Turtle Bay has a egg

JudyE said...

At Angie still she is getting Jordyn ready for bed so I thought I would pop in

Lynne2 said...

Shirley, I got a SPAM email in my gmail from you. :( It came at 1:10am today, I was just deleting my SPAM and saw it.

Lolly said...

Margy!!! So great to read all your comments. You have been missed......so very very much! Please stick around!

Just finished dinner , yeah, it was a late dinner, but good!

Now going to stick my nose in a book! Heading to Denton in the morn for an 11 o'clock game and another at 2, and possibly the end of game 3! 😄


Night all! SED!

Lolly said...

Hey. Lynne! Someone else got that from Shirley? Delete!!

Mema Jo said...

Coming in to say

Goodnight and God Bless ♥

Really hopeful to awaken to see
Belle on the egg cup tomorrow
morning. Belle missed Sandra's special day but perhaps her first egg will be on Helen's special day!

JudyE said...

Tomorrow is also Angie birthday I told her that Belle may lay a egg of her big day she wasn't impressed LOL

JudyE said...


Security system is armed please be sure to use your code if out past curfew

Well I'm calling it a day
SED ♥AOYP
See ya in the am ☼ at Sycamore Sunrise Cyber Cafe
Bless this Nest
and all

♀ ♥ ♂
whom watch it at
Sycamore Palace
Healing thoughts for
those in need


"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting some kind of battle."

stronghunter said...

Please delete the spam. I have not been sending links. I am sorry this is happening.

Very sleepy. I think Judie's Sandperson has bee here. Saying good night. SED.

stronghunter said...

Hi Margy!

See you tomorrow.

Hoda said...

Good night.
Aqua Fit early morning.
Yoga in the evening.
Ski clinic cancelled due to rain.

Yes it is raining here!
Spring weather!
The ground is thawing!

Met five people from New Your City and one from Sweden who came to Nelson to ha skiing!
Feel badly for them.
I suggested they go fishing instead!

Good night.
God Bless.

JudyE said...

Good Morning Eagle Buds


nest is still in total blackness

Sandi said...

Goodorming Judy and all my eagle friends.

Nest is too dark to see anything. Have nothing planned for today so I will be doing a lot of nest watching. Hoping for an egg today.

According to the Momster page on Yahoo, the earliest we have had an egg was 1/31 and the latest was 2/15, so we are right in the middle of that 2 week window.

BTW, there are no egg laying dates for 2013 or 2014 - is Paula the person who updates that page?

I am hearing eagle calls on the cam, but from a distance - not from right in the tree.

Margy, it was great seeing you on the blog. And yes, I noticed Jupiter though I didn't know it was Jupiter. I actually thought to myself, if Margy was on the blog she would tell me what planet I'm seeing so close to the moon! Thanks for the info!

Lolly, enjoy the games today - safe travels!

Sandi said...

Nest is MT! :(

Sandi said...

Both in at the same time!

grannyblt said...

Thanks for heads up Sandi. I'll be watching on iPad

And good morning to all. Let's hope this is Eggday.

Sandi said...

Poof 1.

WVJerry said...

Good morning all. Watched nest come in to view empty and heard same sounds as Sandi. Can watch some before leaving for work. Maybe the warmer weekend will bring an egg.

Sandi said...

Belle arrived at 6:55 and hasn't left. I'm not goin' anywhere either - I am on "egg alert!"

Shep just returned with a stick - I was hoping he'd bring some food.

Sandi said...

And NOW both poof!! RATS!

Sandi said...

One back - not sure which.

Sandi said...

Now back to both - Shep was the first to arrive, followed by Belle.

WVJerry said...

Both back now. I get the impression something is distracting them this morning. Sandi - hope you see an egg today. I'm heading for work soon and will check on my breaks. Enjoy your day.

Sandi said...

Poof Shep! And already back with another stick. His last time in her brought grass. Busy boy today with the house-building!

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