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Title: 2012 Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 16, 2012, 08:59:58 PM
~~~~~~~~~~It's Almost Time!~~~~~~~~~~


We expect Mom and Dad Hornby to return to their nest and territory soon. Just for fun, HEGPS is offering prizes for guessing the date and time that either Mom or Dad Hornby is first seen via our Hornby Island Nest & Territory Cam in (1) their territory (e.g., a perch tree other than the nest tree) and (2) on the nest tree (e.g., the stump, the old cam box, the nest itself)

The winner of each prize will be the person who guesses closest to the actual date/time of the arrival. The actual times will be determined by HEGPS, as observed or using the cam archives (or taped video).

Please post your guesses (one per person for each category) in this thread by 8 PM nest time on September 30, at which time this thread will be locked.

If you are not a member of the forum, you can easily register OR you can PM one of the HEGPS people in the chat room and PM your guess to them. Posting only in the open chat will not qualify as a registered guess.

Prizes:

1.  First sighting in AREA as seen on the cam: date & time  .... Prize is a 8 X 10 print of Mom and Dad, taken by Booni.

2.  First sighting on NEST TREE as seen on the cam: date & time ... Prize is a suncatcher painted by Mary Jane (Jingles) (choice of one marked by an "A" in  her Flickr album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjharman (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjharman)



Hint: In past years, the eagles have returned to Hornby Island very early in October, but have not been seen on the nest until a couple of weeks after their return.


 :hooray  edited to add   :socool  

1.  Each person may enter two guesses - one for each contest.  If you post only one guess and do not specify, we will assume you mean the FIRST one - first appearance of either adult eagle in their territory.

2. If you do not specify a time, the only way your guess will win is if there are no other guesses for that particular day.

3. In case of a tie, the person who posted the correct guess first will win. (Posts are being tracked in a spreadsheet   :duck )

4. HEGPS members can guess, but none of us nor any one in our families are eligible to win either of the prizes.  Names are identified with an * in the list below.
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 16, 2012, 09:00:28 PM
Final Entries

(1) First Appearance on Cam (in Territory)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/Aurospio/forums/arrival_1.jpg) (http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/Aurospio/forums/arrival_2.jpg)



(2) First Appearance on Nest (stump, cam, or nest)
(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/Aurospio/forums/nestarrival_1.jpg) (http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/Aurospio/forums/nestarrival_2.jpg)


*HEG

edited 7:26 PM, 8:23 Sep 17
edited 8:02 PM, Sep 18
edited Sep 21, noon nest time
edited Sep 21, 6:40 nest time (error in record of Laurad's and foldi's guesses corrected)
edited Sep 22, 11:48 AM nest time to correct one error and add a few more entries
edited Sep 24, 1:30 PM nest time, to add guesses through Sep 23
edited Sep 26, 7:29 nest time, to add new guesses
edited Sep 28, 6:50 nest time, to add a few more guesses
edited Sep 29, 2:35 PM nest time to add 2 more entries
edited Sep 30 @ 3:48 PM
edited Oct 1, 9 PM
edited Oct 2, 7 PM, to correct an error

Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Gasp62 on September 17, 2012, 09:52:23 AM
How fun!

this is Gasp62 on chat

1.  In area October 1,  2pm nest time

2.  In nest  October 16  10am nest time

Thank you Nancy for making this fun!  I can't wait for the Hornby return :thumbup:
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: idahowa on September 17, 2012, 10:08:59 AM
It has to be early this year.  :ecwink

1.  In area September 27,  4pm nest time

2.  In nest October 5,  10am nest time

Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: mamalion on September 17, 2012, 10:20:43 AM
1.  Dad  02-Oct-2012 at 04:52am
2.  BST
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: emlizard on September 17, 2012, 11:27:56 AM
io/8/2012  in the evening   at dusk  emlizard
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: cinnemon on September 17, 2012, 11:57:40 AM
Oct 15         6 a.m. nest time Mom
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: dizzymom70 on September 17, 2012, 12:48:18 PM
Dad-October 2nd, 8:50 pm nest time-in the area

October 18th, 8:30 am in the nest
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: passerine on September 17, 2012, 12:54:27 PM
io/8/2012  in the evening   at dusk  emlizard

emlizard we need a exact time.
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: madrona on September 17, 2012, 03:15:33 PM
There are two categories for guessing here :-

(1) Date and time either one is first seen in their territory (e.g., a perch tree other than the nest tree) and
(2) Date and time either one is seen in or on the nest tree (e.g., the stump, the old cam box, the nest itself)

If you just respond with a date and time we do not know which category your guess is for. 

Please remember to state whether in the nest, or in the area.  You may have a guess for both categories.
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 17, 2012, 03:30:59 PM
If you just respond with a date and time we do not know which category your guess is for. 
... if you do not specific which one your guess is for, we will assume you mean the FIRST one - first appearance of either adult eagle in their territory.

... if you do not specify a time, the only way your guess will win is if there are no other guesses for that particular day,
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: violet312s on September 17, 2012, 03:51:36 PM
Here are mine:

1)  October 4, 11am

2)  October 21, 9am
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Faerie Gardener on September 17, 2012, 04:32:38 PM
October 1, 9 am nest time

and

October 12. 6 AM

 :duck :duck
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: nan2945 on September 17, 2012, 05:29:03 PM
no idea what I'm talking about but --

on cam --October 3rd at 2pm nest time

on nest- October 10th  at 9am nest time
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: MarylandWatcher on September 17, 2012, 05:33:52 PM
 :nod2
In area: Oct 2 at 2:15 pm nest time

nest: Oct 16 at 8:00 am nest time
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: ccfan on September 17, 2012, 05:50:39 PM
Oct.3 @ 4.15 PM Nest Time
Oct 21 @ 10:05 Nest Time
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 17, 2012, 07:25:35 PM
ccfan, I am assuming you meant 10:05 AM nest time for #2
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: dizzymom70 on September 17, 2012, 08:07:44 PM
Nancy-I revised mine to show both guesses :blush
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 17, 2012, 08:26:10 PM
OK, I got it, Dizzymom -  I recorded the time you posted that one as 8:05 PM (nest time)  - i.e., later than your first guess was posted.
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: dizzymom70 on September 17, 2012, 10:20:59 PM
Thanks Nancy
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Rajame on September 18, 2012, 08:14:31 AM
Home on Hornby Island on October 3rd @ 10:30 AM

Home on the nest on October 11th @ 2:00 PM

These are for sure winning guesses!!  :thumbup: :ecwink

Come home safely, soon and healthy Mom and Dad! :hearts2
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Laurad on September 18, 2012, 10:00:05 AM
(1) First Appearance on Cam (in Territory)
1st October at 1:30 PM

(2) First Appearance on Nest (stump, cam, or nest)
12th October at 6:00 PM
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: gmadeb3 on September 18, 2012, 01:38:45 PM
1)  Oct 5th  @  3:30pm

2)  Oct 10th  @ 9:45am
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: BBE on September 18, 2012, 03:57:51 PM
My guessing ability is sometimes way off in left field.  Which won't count    :eclol

(1) Oct. 5 at 10:32 a.m. nest time. for date and time either one is first seen in their territory (e.g., a perch tree other than the nest tree).

(2) Oct. 12 at 3:15 p.m. nest time. for date and time either one is seen in or on the nest tree (e.g., the stump, the old cam box, the nest itself).

Good luck all  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: eagle63 on September 18, 2012, 06:37:00 PM
I say Day will be spotted on Oct. 2 at 7:30am

And for the nest site, I say Oct 14 at 1:40pm
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: ccfan on September 18, 2012, 07:10:08 PM
Yes Nancy, thank you! :ecsmile
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: OpieK on September 18, 2012, 11:51:55 PM
1st appearance Oct 10 9:00 am

On nest Oct 16 6:00 am
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: auroradawn on September 19, 2012, 05:32:56 AM
1)  October 4th  2:15pm

2) October 15th 10:45am
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Seagypsy on September 19, 2012, 10:01:14 AM
 :duck   Good afternoon!
My guess is: October 3rd @ 9:45 am Home on Hornby
                   October 13th @ 12:15pm Home on nest

Have a wonderful day! :v :eceek :whistle
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: wildkitten on September 19, 2012, 11:44:37 AM
In the area......  October 2nd
In the nest...... October  22



That's the guess from the class!!!!   :thumbup:  (the winners)
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: adrianmn on September 19, 2012, 11:48:58 AM
In Area: Oct 2 (bday present to me) 9am Pacific Time(time i was born)
Nest : Oct 20th 7am Pacific time
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Carl Pa. USA on September 19, 2012, 11:52:13 AM
Hi everyone,
#1 oct. 4th 10:00am
#2 oct 11th 9:45am
cbh5
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: madrona on September 19, 2012, 12:08:42 PM
 :mhihi I predict the following:-

(1) October 4 at 7:53 AM nest time. Dad will be seen in the area.

(2) October 13 at 8:38 AM nest time. Mom will be seen in or on the nest tree.

(Yes, I know we don't need to say who, but I thought I'd go out on a limb!)   :ecrolleyes
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: ivani on September 19, 2012, 02:12:10 PM
    :puzzled2  I have not the slightest idea. :ecsad
 I'm just posting here to tell you who I loved! :eclove
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: boodle317 on September 19, 2012, 02:28:59 PM
Ok...I have my Swami hat on!

#1  Dad will be seen/heard in the area on October 3rd at 7:30 am nest time.

#2  An eagle will land on the nest tree on October 13th at 2:00 PM nest time.

Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: mishikeenhquay on September 19, 2012, 03:30:29 PM


hmmm...having insider information...(NOT)  I will say

in the area...Oct. 5th 7:20 AM

on the nest ....Oct. 16th....7:20 PM
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: baysis on September 19, 2012, 03:55:35 PM
1) 3rd October 1530 hrs

2) 19th October 1023 hrs
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: fol-di-rol on September 19, 2012, 04:28:53 PM
(1)  October 7, 9:30 am - Dad in area

(2) October 15, 9:30 am - first appearance on nest
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: paintnut on September 20, 2012, 04:42:58 AM
I thought and thought and thought - here are my guesses

Mom and/or Dad spotted on the cam in their nest territory for the first time -
October 5 9:32 am

Mom and/or Dad first seen on the nest (personally I think it will be Dad) -
October 11 10:53 am
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Gypsie3 on September 20, 2012, 10:21:10 AM
return to territory Oct.3.12 at 10:30 am nest time. (edit: changed by PM to NancyM on Sep 27 - new time 9:30 AM)

on nest Oct.16.12 at 11.30 am nest time




edited by NancyM
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: coopmb2 on September 20, 2012, 05:40:49 PM
Hmmmm, let me think ...

Oct.4 in the area
Oct. 12 for nest

Now we all sit, wait and watch, (like that's new to any of us, lol )
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: coopmb2 on September 20, 2012, 05:43:24 PM
e-gads, forgot the times, sorry
Oct 4  @  9:48pm   (edited Sep 21, 8 PM to reflect original intent:  9:48 AM )
Oct 12 @ 2:52pm
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 20, 2012, 08:15:51 PM
Ok, I have recorded these guesses - will add them to the second post as soon as I can.

I gotta get off the :couch
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Donnae on September 20, 2012, 08:40:33 PM
Having the mind of an eagle....lol...
My guesses are....

Oct. 6 ( my birthday) at 11:22 a.m.

On nest.... Oct. 11 at 10:07 a.m.... I think it will be Dad too...but one never knows!!!

Sigh... can't win the wonderful prizes but I wish all that can.... good luck   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: wildkitten on September 21, 2012, 06:18:10 AM
Here is the ammended version  with the times Mom and Dad will be arriving. 

In the area....  October 2 @  7:00 a.m. nest time

On the nest......October 22 @ 3:00 p.m. nest time
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: maeld on September 21, 2012, 06:35:02 AM
What fun!.. Can't wait to see them again!

First Appearance in Territory ~ Sept. 30th at 12:30pm
First Appearance on Nest ~ Oct. 9th at 11:00am

Good luck everyone!  Looking forward to nest chat time again soon!
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: basenjimom on September 21, 2012, 04:34:32 PM
I'm amazed at how many are participating.  A testiment to the power of the nest and the love of the returning pair.  :heart

Oct 4th 11:15   1st view from cam/BST   :eclove
Oct 15th  3:15   On nest (with 1st branch for rebuilding, I might add  :ecsmile)
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: ccfan on September 21, 2012, 06:01:29 PM
Basenji, I was reading down smiling and thinking exactly the same thing. :hearts2
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 21, 2012, 06:45:45 PM
 :investigate2

Everyone should, please, check the times recorded for their guesses in the second post of this topic. If I have not recorded you guess correctly, please send me a PM. Thanks!  (the list should be up-to-date to this point in time).
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Sunsnowwater on September 21, 2012, 08:04:31 PM
I'm guessing October 2nd, and getting to the nest at 6:oo p.m.
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 21, 2012, 08:12:20 PM
sunsnowwater ... there are 2 categories, so you need 2 date/time combos

Oct 2 at what time?

and what date for the 6 PM time of showing up on the nest?

Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: MaggiesMom on September 22, 2012, 04:55:07 AM
First sighting in area:  Oct 5 3:50 pm

First nest visit:  Oct 18 6:25 pm

And Nancy, can you post that Monarch video somewhere in the forum?  It's wonderful!
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Cawatcher on September 22, 2012, 06:44:49 AM
First sighting in area:  sept29th 2pm
First nest visit:  Oct 6th 1 pm
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: jmh324 on September 22, 2012, 10:25:21 AM
First sighting (of Da) in area: October 2nd- 2:15 pm
First nest visit: October 5th, 5pm-ish
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: sparkie on September 22, 2012, 01:39:20 PM
first sighting in the area from dad on the 3rd Oct .at 4.30pm
First visit to the nest will be on Oct 12th sunrise- 7.45am an inspection from mum :whistle.
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: birdvoyer on September 22, 2012, 02:35:45 PM
First sighting (most likely Dad) on Oct 1st, 11AM  :heart

 :hmmm  First visit to the nest, Oct 10th, 9AM  
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: typoscount2 on September 22, 2012, 04:32:35 PM
just winging it here

first calls of eagles heard, sept 29, 3:45 p.m. ( Not a real choice option)
first siting of eagles on the cam in any of the nest territories  oct 6  8 :50 a.m.
first time on the nest tree/in nest  oct 19 , 5: 20 p.m.
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: hairchoppr on September 22, 2012, 07:27:28 PM
Sighting October 4th
Nest October 21st 4 pm
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: hairchoppr on September 22, 2012, 07:28:40 PM
OOps changing my nest sighting to October 13, 4 pm
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: hairchoppr on September 23, 2012, 04:08:21 PM
I forgot to enter a time for one of my guesses, sighting Oct. 4th at 10:45 am
Thanks! Hairchoppr
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 24, 2012, 01:32:54 PM
I have updated the compilation post on page 1.    :ecsmile

Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: jungleland on September 24, 2012, 07:32:55 PM
Just noticed there were prizes!  Very nice!!

First sighting Oct 2 at 10:00 AM

First nest appearance October 14th at 5:00 Pm ( it's my birthday so that would be a cool gift to see them!)

Thanks for doing this.  Can't believe how fast September is flying by.

Happy fall nesters!
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: MoJo on September 25, 2012, 08:48:46 AM
Oh my, I better get my guess in!

First sighting in the area -- Oct. 1, 10 a.m.

First sighting in nest tree -- Oct. 10, 10 a.m.

Mojo
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: passerine on September 25, 2012, 09:32:34 AM
#1 - Sept 30 @ 8:43 am

#2 - Oct. 8 @ 1: 35 pm

              :chick
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Lucia on September 25, 2012, 05:18:45 PM
# 1 - October 2 -  03:30 PM  :ecwink

# 2 - October 8 - 06:30 AM  :biggrin3


LULI
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: luvthebirds on September 26, 2012, 02:40:12 PM
#1 October 02, 08:17 am

#2 October 12, 08:17 am

I'm so excited..... :hatch  We may need a welcome home party soon!  :cake
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 26, 2012, 07:35:27 PM
I have just updated the compilation post on page 1 to include the latest entries.

Idahowa guessed Sep 27 ... that's tomorrow!   We'll find out if she is correct! 

(Contest is open until Sunday, Sep 30)
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: MaggiesMom on September 26, 2012, 08:37:02 PM
Idahowa may be the one who reports the first sighting to us, Nancy - she's on her way to or already on Hornby right now!
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 26, 2012, 09:04:57 PM
Oh, that's neat, that Idahowa will be visiting Hornby!

Of course, the contest is the first sighting on the cam  :ecwink
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: elkgirl on September 27, 2012, 03:19:44 PM
First sighting in the area  Oct 1st at 10:30 a.m. est    I have to take a cousin to the doctor, so I'll miss it.
First sighting at the nest  Oct 6th at 1:00 p.m. est     I am having lunch with relatives, so I will miss it.

 :eclol
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 27, 2012, 07:53:21 PM
elkgirl ... just checking ...your times are "est" so "nest" will be those times - 3 hours.  (7:30 AM and 10:00 AM)


 :binocs
I was away most of the day, but didn't hear any loud cheering, so I am thinking that Ida's guess did not come true.
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: BBE on September 27, 2012, 08:27:39 PM
Idahowa still has 3 hours and 33 min. to win (it is 8:27 p.m. nest time)  :eclol
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: elkgirl on September 27, 2012, 08:56:38 PM
That's correct Nancy. Thanks
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 27, 2012, 09:18:33 PM
BBE, Ida guessed Sep 27 @ 4 PM nest time...  I think she is outa time for this round.  (I don't think the eagles could be seen on the cam in the dark, even if they were to arrive   :ecwink )
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: jeavverhey on September 28, 2012, 12:32:22 AM
Of course first sighting will be Oct. 2 between 10:00 and 11:00 am  ( I will be at dentist), and it naturally follows that the first visit to the nest will be Oct. 13 when I am up north at SILs birthday and followed by a stick delivery on Oct. 14 before i get back home.   :mgritted
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Tidesout on September 28, 2012, 04:46:37 PM
Sighting Oct 4 8:31 am
 
Nest   Oct 14  10:00 am
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: amyam on September 29, 2012, 12:34:49 AM
I'd love to submit a guess.  Thank you !



Oct 2 5:30pm


Oct 3 10:00am


Aloha,
Amy
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: peppy7 on September 29, 2012, 10:55:31 AM
My guess is:

First seen Oct 1st 4:30 p.m.

On nest Oct 3rd 11:15 a.m.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 29, 2012, 02:44:25 PM
51 entries so far for First Appearance in the territory ~ only one more day to enter your guesstimates.
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: typoscount2 on September 29, 2012, 03:05:15 PM
i am posting the  times and dates for 


slave lake donna
has requested these

in territory oct 10 at 11: 45 am

at  nest    oct 15 at  9: 15 am
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: typoscount2 on September 29, 2012, 04:07:42 PM
i am posting these time and dates for

winnibelle ((8:06:08 PM): that is atlantic time when i received the request, 4 hours earlier than nest times)


1. In area Oct 7, 8am nest time
2. In nest Oct 17, 6pm nest time



edit to  explaine receipt of request time , Tc2
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: crazy lady 38 on September 29, 2012, 04:54:09 PM
First sighting on cam is October 4, 2012 at 11.30 am
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: crazy lady 38 on September 29, 2012, 04:55:38 PM
First appearance on Nest/stump is October 4th, 2012 at 2 pm
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: roy_sr on September 30, 2012, 02:45:27 PM
Date in territory  10/03/2012  nest time 3:05 P.M.
Date in nest  10/10/2012 nest time 3:05 P.M
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Canadianldy on September 30, 2012, 03:07:30 PM
In the area Tues Oct 2nd 11:50 AM
First appearance on Nest/stump Sat Oct 6th 8:05 AM
  :ecsmile 
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Aislinn14 on September 30, 2012, 03:53:08 PM
My guesses are ~ First sighting on October 4 at 9:00 AM and first appearance on nest on October 20 at 8:00 AM 

Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: marjy2u on September 30, 2012, 03:56:32 PM
In area Oct 5th 12:00 noon

In nest Oct 8th 3:30 p.m.
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: churchlady on September 30, 2012, 04:56:37 PM
my guess is
 1. October 7 at 5:35pm
2. October 22 at 3:47 pm

you all are to much fun!!

Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: madampresident on September 30, 2012, 05:33:55 PM
10/7/2012 return to territory
10/15/2012 return to nest
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 30, 2012, 07:58:04 PM
my guesses:  
first seen in territory:  Oct 9 at 3:00 PM  (Dad)
first seen on nest tree:  Oct 23  at 9:00 AM (Mom)


AJL's guesses  (posted at her request)
first seen in territory:  Oct 4, 10:28 AM (fishfull thinking)
first seen on nest tree:  Oct 11, 10:32 AM

Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on September 30, 2012, 08:05:02 PM
Time's Up!   :biggergrin2
 
The final entries have been posted here:  http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1229.msg118276#msg118276 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1229.msg118276#msg118276)

Please let me know (by PM here in the forum) if I have made any transcription errors.
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on October 05, 2012, 07:00:58 PM
First sighting was today October 5, at 12:06

marjy2u wins the prize for the first part of the contest! She guessed today at noon.

Congratulations!!   (http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/Aurospio/smileys/award2.gif)

Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: paintnut on October 05, 2012, 07:06:04 PM
Good guessing marj2u!!  Congratulations!!
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: auroradawn on October 05, 2012, 08:04:47 PM
Well done Marjy  :binocs
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: luvthebirds on October 05, 2012, 09:24:39 PM
Congratulations, Marjy2u!   :clap

It is wonderful to have Mom and Dad Hornby home!  :hatch :yeah
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: BBE on October 05, 2012, 10:23:16 PM
Marjy2u, well done and congratulations.    :flower
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: marjy2u on October 05, 2012, 11:08:11 PM

Thanks so much Nancy, Paint, Dawn, Luv & BBE!!! Talk about a lucky guess!!!  LOL  Only off by 6 minutes - I'm shocked!  :) :)
Can't tell you how thrilled I am to win one of Booni's FABULOUS photos!!  Grinning from ear to ear!  :eclove
Thanks so very much to HEGPS!
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: boodle317 on October 06, 2012, 05:44:24 AM
Yay Marjy2u!!!

Congrats on winning the contest!    :thumbup:
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Faerie Gardener on October 06, 2012, 05:47:21 AM
 :v   Congrats to THE WINNER!  MARJY2U !!!    :v
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: marjy2u on October 06, 2012, 08:41:33 AM

 Thanks, Boo and Faerie!   :biggergrin2   :yeah
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: dizzymom70 on October 06, 2012, 10:23:10 AM
Marjy!! You lucky gal!! :thumbsup
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: marjy2u on October 06, 2012, 07:28:32 PM

I am!!  Thx Dizzy! :)
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Rajame on October 07, 2012, 05:37:08 PM
Yay Marjy2u!!! Very exciting!! :hug
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: marjy2u on October 08, 2012, 10:47:53 AM

Sure is Raj!!! Cali has already sent my choice so I'm waiting with bated breath!  :heart
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Rajame on October 08, 2012, 06:20:26 PM
 :ecsmile
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on October 17, 2012, 02:58:32 PM
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First sighting on NEST TREE as seen on the cam: date & time ... Prize is a suncatcher painted by Mary Jane (Jingles) (choice of one marked by an "A" in  her Flickr album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjharman (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjharman)

An eagle (Mom, we are fairly sure!) flew from the Babysitting Tree to the nest on Oct 16, 6:58 PM.

The closest guess was Mishi's (she said Oct. 16, 7:20 PM), but since Mishi is not eligible to win a prize, we are declaring Gypsie3 the winner, with her guess of Oct 16, 10:30 AM.

Congratulations! (http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/Aurospio/smileys/1place.gif)

Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Faerie Gardener on October 17, 2012, 03:09:15 PM
Awww, Congratulations, Gypsie3!!    Whoo Hoo!
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: auroradawn on October 17, 2012, 03:20:07 PM
Well done gypsie  :yeah
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: boodle317 on October 17, 2012, 03:22:58 PM
WTG Gypsie!   whoo hoo!!!!!!!!   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: BBE on October 17, 2012, 06:49:27 PM
Gypsie, congratulations and I know you will enjoy whichever suncatcher you select.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: marjy2u on October 17, 2012, 07:28:51 PM

Woohooooo!!  Nice guesswork, Gypsie!!   :biggrin3  Jingles' suncatchers are fantastic - I have one and LOVE it!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: marjy2u on October 18, 2012, 08:35:29 PM

Many, many many thanks to HEGPS and especially to Booni and Cali for the beautiful photo which I received in the mail today!! Mom and Dad are stunning and will look wonderful on my wall!! Thanks again!!!   :grouphug

Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: MaggiesMom on October 20, 2012, 05:40:17 AM
nice work Marjy and Gypsie - I got the right day for the first part of the contest and was hoping to be right on the second one - even if I didn't have the closest times - but no such luck! Would have loved the photo or the suncatcher.  Just happy to see Mom and Dad back again!
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: passerine on October 20, 2012, 03:13:31 PM
Congratulations Marjy & Gypsie. It would be great if you could both post pics of your prizes for us all to see.
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on October 20, 2012, 08:13:20 PM
Marjy2u received an 8 x 10 print of this photo taken by Boonibarb.
(this is one of my all-time favorites - I LOVE Dad Muttonchops!)



(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5287/5262895524_3b66bb5289_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: BBE on October 20, 2012, 09:29:39 PM
 :thumbup:    :eclove     :nod2
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: jeavverhey on October 21, 2012, 03:31:24 AM
Gorgeous photo prize and congrats Margy. 
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: ccfan on October 21, 2012, 08:44:48 AM
 :grouphug YAY MARJY!
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Mary Jane on October 26, 2012, 11:24:56 PM
This is Gypsie's sun catcher prize:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjharman/8126874811/#in/set-72157626458278072 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjharman/8126874811/#in/set-72157626458278072)



(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8194/8126874811_e487ff3c81.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjharman/8126874811/)
307. Eagle Sun catcher (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjharman/8126874811/#) by MaryJaneH (http://www.flickr.com/people/mjharman/), on Flickr



picture added by NancyM
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Laurad on October 27, 2012, 03:57:04 AM
Well done Gypsie - it's beautiful. Love your work Mary Jane.
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Cawatcher on October 27, 2012, 07:42:49 AM
beautiful Mary Jane!! Great choice   :thumbup:   Seagypsie!!
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Rajame on October 27, 2012, 12:33:26 PM
Congrats Gypsie! Wonderful Mary Jane!! :hug
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: luvthebirds on October 27, 2012, 05:05:13 PM
Congratulations Gypsie!   Well done!  I am sure you will love Mary Jane's beautiful suncatcher.  :eclove
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Gasp62 on August 16, 2013, 09:55:25 PM
How about another homecoming contest for this year????
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on August 16, 2013, 09:58:15 PM
Gasp!  :eclove    they just left!  LOL - give us a moment to recover and we will set up another "contest"  for October. :thumbup:
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: Laurad on August 17, 2013, 01:49:02 AM
I don't know,  :mhihi you can't get the staff these days.  :whistle :ecsmile
Title: Re: Homecoming Contest
Post by: NancyM on October 06, 2013, 06:40:53 PM
new contest starts here:    http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1388.0 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1388.0)