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Mix and Mingle => Chat, Smiles, Puzzles => Topic started by: BBE on November 25, 2009, 08:47:51 PM

Title: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on November 25, 2009, 08:47:51 PM
I have started this thread for just plain old chat between us, about whatever and to say

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO OUR AMERICAN FRIENDS HERE

I hope you all have a lovely day with family and/or friends.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Misc/TDcard.jpg) :ecsmile 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on November 25, 2009, 10:33:32 PM
How nice!  Know that HEG is at the top of the items for which I am thankful!

Hugs,
Rajame :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on November 25, 2009, 10:34:51 PM
I also would like to wish all our American friends a great Thanksgiving!!  Enjoy the day!!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: cobbler39 on November 26, 2009, 02:40:55 AM
To those of you celebrating it today, "Happy Thanksgiving"!!  
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Chipadee on November 28, 2009, 11:51:53 AM
Gosh, I wish I'd known this was here. :Jaisigh  I was wanting to find a place to wish our American friends a Happy Thanksgiving and to share this:

http://www.cpmsglife2.org/MSG/Pres/td/td1.html

Thanks, BBE for starting this thread. :nod2 :ecsmile

Now, to get you in the mood for the next holiday season, have a listen to this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-47VmFopE 

(Hope these links work :pray2)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: cobbler39 on November 28, 2009, 01:04:18 PM
It works Chipadee. I absolutely love it. :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on November 28, 2009, 05:10:18 PM
It's so good to see you here Chipadee.  :))  Welcome !
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on November 28, 2009, 07:51:06 PM
Hello Chipadee,

Welcome to the Hornby eagles new home.  How are you?   Love the Christmas song  :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on November 29, 2009, 09:57:59 AM
Hi, Chipadee and welcome.  :ecsmile

Thank you so much for the link to the Christmas Can Can.  That was great!   :clap  I have not heard of this group and am now looking forward to perusing their work.

Happy holidays to all. 

I wrote a Thanksgiving poem after eating dinner Thursday.  Perhaps some of you can relate.  :eclol

The dinner is finished
The turkey has been "et"
Now I'm left to wonder
How much fatter did I get?

In all seriousness, on Thanksgiving, high on my list of things to be thankful for, were the Hornby Island Eagles and all their fans and supporters! :eclove  I am so happy to have found the eagles and the great group of people who share the love for them.  Hope those in the USA had a lovely Thanksgiving and best wishes for the holidays to my eagle friends in Canada and the UK!  (And wherever else I may have missed!) 



Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: cobbler39 on December 06, 2009, 05:44:19 AM
Snowstorm here today. I was looking forward to my 3 year old grandsons Christmas concert this afternoon, but it has been canceled. :sad
He knows his little skit perfectly and he is so excited. Oh well, it will be rescheduled. I will put out my Christmas decorations instead, pretty much housebound, so a great way to pass my time.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on December 06, 2009, 09:34:17 AM
BRrrrrr Cobb & here i was worried about a little frost. :ecnono Awwww too bad about the christmas concert but it'll still be fun when it happens, so cute the little ones doing skits, songs, dances. :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on December 07, 2009, 12:20:51 PM
Cobb, I am so sorry to hear the concert was cancelled. I am sure your grandson would have been a perfect chicken in the play.

Cold. but sunny here.

Emptynester sent me an email. She is back from Punta Cana, where she had a wonderful time. And 35 degrees difference in temp from here!  She asked me to say hello to everyone. 'Hello'.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on December 08, 2009, 08:47:16 PM
Don't have anything to say (wow that's a nice break for you all :mhihi) but wanted to show off my avatar Blue generously decorated for me, pretty cute hey. :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on December 08, 2009, 09:06:00 PM
That is great!  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on December 08, 2009, 09:43:02 PM
passerine, love the hat on your avatar.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Chipadee on December 10, 2009, 08:26:28 PM
I want to change my avatar from the one I have on the 'other' site but I haven't been able to come up with anything yet.  I'll try to work on something later in the month when I get back home although I'm not to brilliant in this area. :puzzled2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on December 10, 2009, 10:27:45 PM
Chipadee,

Nice to see you here!

Ask me for help if you need it when you are ready.  An avatar can be an area cropped out of a bigger picture or a big picture reduced in size.

BBE,

Nice to see your avatar looking festive.  :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on December 11, 2009, 01:08:05 AM
Blue, thanks for the kind comments about festive avatar.  Yours and passerine's are all decorated too and look great. I almost called upon you for your expertise. However doing the cut or copy and paste with 'Paint' in Vista is a whole lot easier than with Windows XP.

On the 'Season's Greetings' thread you, beans and Laurad mentioned Putfiles (now no longer), Photobucket and Flickr.  I had the following posted in reply and realized it was off topic - so have moved it to here.

Blue and others who use Photobucket (PB); it has undergone a change in format in the past few days.  I haven't had the patience as yet to work out what the changes are. At a quick glance it appears one might be able to make 'collections'. But if I move all three years of Djuma/Wildearth into one - I have the feeling the links to posted images will break.

Blue, I recall you mentioning a problem with videos using PB. Have you looked at their tutorials? or if you contact them they are very good at getting back to you with answers.  

Flickr free account is two videos a month.  I decided to use Flickr for the Hornbys. As I will be doing some short videos, I have purchased the pro Account.

Putfiles - I don't have the time before I go away, but in earl 2010 I will check my CDs - as I may have some of 'Sound Guys' videos on one of them - but will they play??
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on December 11, 2009, 08:15:07 AM
Thanks for your reply, Ann.  I am not doing anything wrong.  My videos upload just fine.  When I post them, others can play them.  I can't play them though or anyone else's PB videos.

How do you contact Photobucket.  I cannot see anywhere to do that with my free account.  
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on December 11, 2009, 01:52:15 PM
Blue,

With a pro Account this is the address   http://photobucket.com/about/contact-us    from the bottom of the page after i sign in.  If it isn't there on the free account; send me the details and I could ask for you.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on December 11, 2009, 03:06:19 PM
I can access that page also, BBE.  The only contact form is for Press Enquiries so I filled it out.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on December 11, 2009, 05:07:27 PM
Blue, try this link  http://photobucket.com/faq?catID=29&catSelected=f&topicID=320
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Anne on December 12, 2009, 10:57:04 AM
I hear the locals talk about the Hornby Island Co-Op so I looked up their website and found a photo from 1965. It was in black and white but I just had to turn it into a sepia image!
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_V2TsuFdG7J0/SyPmev_6DZI/AAAAAAAAALk/AcAIxj_54DI/s800/oldstorelrg2.jpg)
And the link to their website:  http://www.hornbyislandcoop.ca/

...A full feature grocery store,deli, hardware,gas bar,liquor outlet and post office etc.........
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on December 12, 2009, 11:21:45 AM
That is an old photo, Anne.  It is now surrounded by other shops and coffee shops with outdoor eating areas.

That looks like an old gas pump there.


Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Anne on December 12, 2009, 11:25:47 AM
Thanks Blue. Maybe Booni can take a photo as it is today .
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on December 12, 2009, 11:59:52 AM
There is a picture of the Co-op on the hornbyeagles.com website:

http://hornbyeagles.com/hornbyisland.htm (http://hornbyeagles.com/hornbyisland.htm)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on December 14, 2009, 11:49:07 PM
Welcome 'fol-di-rol'.  Love the name, I am sure thee is a story behind it  :question  Love the Welsh Cake recipe -will try it.

Roam around and learn what we have have here. Ask any questions you like, we will answer. Maybe step into the  Let's get Acquainted Thread (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=15.0) and learn a little about those of us here, and maybe tell us a little about yourself  :question
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on December 15, 2009, 12:04:21 AM
 :sorry  I've not been around today. The strata complex I live in had no power, heat, elevator (luckily only 3 floors) etc. from 8:15 am - 6 pm.  I spent the day with various friends; which was rather neat to do and catch up.

Now warmed up and my hot water tank has done its job. All the electricals have been re-set and the computer scanned before doing anything else on it.

The cause, you :question   One large rodent found its way in from the cold to our main hydro vault. Toasted  itself to oblivion (or the hot place below  :chuckle) and in the process blew all three fuses.  Our building was built in 1979; so hard to find the fuses we needed. We did have one spare; but needed two more ($750 - $1,000 Cdn each). And we should have three on hand.

And ~ ~ ~ it started to snow around 4:30 pm.

 :pray  no more misadventures.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 15, 2009, 12:31:05 AM
Ooooooooooooh, BBE.  It's good to know that you're okay and spent the day with friends, given the circumstances.  ((Hug))
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: boonibarb on December 15, 2009, 08:28:47 AM
Wow BBE!
Quite the adventure of a day!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on December 15, 2009, 09:51:52 AM
BBE,

You write so expressively.  It is as if I am there, but will be just happy as can be to miss the real time rat burning incident.  Bless the rat and his family...

Glad you are warm and safe.

Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on December 15, 2009, 05:33:40 PM
Thanks for your empathy.  No misadventures today. We had a warmer day (weather-wise) and rain.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on January 06, 2010, 02:00:08 AM
A belated happy new year to everyone. I hope that you all had a good holiday and will have a happy and good year ahead.

Just to let you know I am back from my jaunt to be with family over Christmas.  It was lovely to spend time with family members (we are scattered across this country and one family in CA; who couldn't join us). My two great nieces kept us on our toes and are a delight.  We were in Edmonton - so cold, dry, sunny and bright blue sky. 

A couple of days as well after Christmas in Jasper.  I hadn't been there for about 20 years.  And never in the winter. The Rocky Mtns. were spectacular and the Columbia Icefield has certainly receded.  Hardly any cars on the road.  We truly felt like mere specks in the grandure and silence.

Unfortunately 4 of the 7 of us (including me) were laid low for a varying number of days with a tummy bug. Then a kind soul shared their beginnings of a cold with me. Am currently about 90% and taking it easy.   

And yes - 'the other shoe dropped' late last evening when the frame for my glasses cracked. I have been babying one side until after scheduled eye surgery.  Today's project, to round up a pair of readers. Too bad the ready made ones don't come with my needs.  Can you say 'Ka-ching, Ka-ching'   :eclol

So, I won't be here much until I have a new pair of reading glasses at hand.  I am up at this early hour as I napped for 2 hours after the 11 pm local news.  Now, before 'beans' catches me it is   :offtobed    :ecwink
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: birdvoyer on January 06, 2010, 06:37:20 AM
Welcome back, BBE. You have been missed by all. Sounds as if your holidays, in general, were very pleasant. The unfortunate aspects of winter time get togethers are often some "bug" sharing. And then your glasses. :ecsad I just hope that the good memories outweigh the not so good ones.

There is a lot to catch up on here. Hopefully you can come up with readers to help. I know that you must be very anxious to get your eye surgery behind you. Just in time for the new eaglet season!


 :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 06, 2010, 09:46:28 AM
It's nice to "see" you here with us again, safely at home, BBE.  I'm sorry that you're having trouble with your glasses and hope that gets worked out okay soon.  It's nice to be with family, even with tummy bugs!  That's not what is meant by 'sharing is good with family and friends,' though!   :ecnono

Take care and get back to 100% so you can enjoy the new year!   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on January 06, 2010, 08:42:59 PM
Nice to see you back BBE but I hope your feeling better and your get your glasses soon so you can join us!!! In the meantime take care of yourself and Happy New Year to you too!!!   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on January 06, 2010, 09:04:36 PM
Welcome home BBE. :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on January 07, 2010, 12:10:06 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome back and empathy re glasses. Good news usually follows the bad.  The eye glass company I deal with has jerry-rigged my glasses. I called the eye doctors office ( a large group) and explained the problem. I am to see my chap next week who will re-check my eyes (as 6 mos. since l last check) and give me a Rx for reading glasses. I know my vision is worse. Hopefully he agrees. One can but hope that he might chat with his colleague who is doing the op (and perhaps I will be moved up ??)  If not I will try to hang onto the pair of glasses I have and not spend $$ on a pair for a limited use.

Onward and upward - at least I can see.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: boonibarb on January 07, 2010, 07:26:31 AM
Good news BBE!!
i sure hope this all works out for you soon!
You need to be able to see properly!
Glad to have you back.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on January 12, 2010, 12:34:22 AM
I don't know if anyone here besides me spends any time on the Hancock Forum. I go there as the 'African Wildlife' sub forum resides there. 

Due to changes in the software and how the current sub forums are set up will see some re-design. The changes are in progress and the move to the new forum will be sooner than later.  As I understand it (from the lady who takes care of the African Wildlife area; the current sub-forums for the eagles, African Wildlife, etc. etc. are being relocated to the new forum (some with difficulty, due to new software). They will at some point be locked and eventually become 'read only'.

The move to the new software and redesign of the forum is well underway and specific people are testing it.  The formal move will likely be completed sooner than later. Here is the link to a post on Mon. Jan 11 with information.

http://discuss.hancockwildlifechannel.org/viewtopic.php?p=701164#p701164
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on January 17, 2010, 12:04:59 PM
Help!  Those of you who have YouTube accounts, please sign in and flag this video for ANIMAL ABUSE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJBPUHgug3E

click on the flag under the video
under "select a reason" choose violent or repulsive content
then scroll to the right to "animal abuse"

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Mary Jane on January 17, 2010, 12:29:38 PM
Oh I just couldn't watch much of that!!  I flagged it, thank you for pointing it out beans.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on January 17, 2010, 02:59:53 PM
I flagged it beans.  I didn't watch it - just took your (reliable) word for it.  Thanks.

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on January 17, 2010, 06:10:34 PM
Ditto what Blue said.   Hopefully it will be removed.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: birdvoyer on January 17, 2010, 07:54:43 PM
I didn't have a YT account...I do now! And I have flagged it also.      :ecnono
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on January 17, 2010, 08:41:29 PM
I could not watch this, disgusting!!!! I have flagged it and hope they remove it!!!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 18, 2010, 03:07:32 PM
I can't watch it, either.  Terribly abusive.  I flagged it.  Thanks for telling us about this video, Beans.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: greyfloppysocks on January 22, 2010, 12:25:36 PM
(I figured out to reply, anyway)...

That video was removed....
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Mary Jane on January 22, 2010, 12:46:36 PM
Great to hear it was removed - good job everyone.  Thanks for letting us know greyfloppysocks.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on January 22, 2010, 02:50:03 PM
Thanks for alerting us, beans.

With teamwork like this, we can get videos like this removed in no time!   :thumbsup
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 22, 2010, 03:21:03 PM
Yay teamwork! :grouphug2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Raptorman on January 22, 2010, 04:22:30 PM
(I figured out to reply, anyway)...

That video was removed....

Hi GFS!  :ecsmile  Welcome!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on January 24, 2010, 11:51:21 PM
Hi there,

Way back in Nov. 2009 I wrote a long tutorial about saving messages etc. in the PM system.  What I thought would work wasn't 100%.  I wrote a way on how to save PM's you receive and as i would revisit the issue in 2010.

I have done that and edited the Tutorial.   The link to it is:

 http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=21.msg182#msg182

 :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on January 26, 2010, 10:56:05 AM
I have put a new thread in the Tutorial area on a solution for jiggling posts - it works!   :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on January 26, 2010, 11:11:26 AM
Well, my posts do not jiggle, but might your solution work for my jiggly thighs?  :ecwink
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on January 26, 2010, 11:17:24 AM
 :rotf1
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on January 26, 2010, 11:23:47 AM
Well, my posts do not jiggle, but might your solution work for my jiggly thighs?  :ecwink

luv

Try clicking on the Compatibility View icon in IE8.  If it doesn't work, try running around the room a few times before clicking it again.  Repeat as often as necessary.   :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on January 26, 2010, 12:11:38 PM
Alas, Blue, my thighs then
Are destined to stay jiggly  
For I am Mac user and
IE8's not available to me

 :Jaisigh


Of course, I could pay attention to the "running around the room" part of your instructions, Blue.....not :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on January 28, 2010, 01:55:54 AM
I don't know if any here are also members of the Hancock Forum.  If you are, then you know a new one is up and functioning.

I am told that HWF hopes to have the old Forum locked by the end of January.  It will remain there, but as 'read only'.  If anyone belongs to it and has any PMs filed there; please move quickly to delete them or move them to your personal computer. The PM system on the old forum will be de-activated when the 'lock down' occurs.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: horse28 on January 30, 2010, 04:44:10 PM
Hello everyone!
The time of year to once again track down the Hornby eagles but was somewhat worried to see no mention of a cam on Hancock forum & feared there might not be one this year, knowing that doubt remained at the end of last season. A huge relief to finally spot a link to cam & a very nice surprise to also discover a Hornby-dedicated forum!  :ecsmile
A big thank you to Doug & Sheila for permitting the adventure to continue, as life wouldn't be quite the same without Ma & Pa Hornby.  :ecwink
Thanks to the forum team & hoping for a successful season 2010! :thumbsup
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on January 30, 2010, 04:50:01 PM
A BIG welcome, horse28.  It is nice to have a member from France.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Doug on January 30, 2010, 06:05:39 PM
Welcome horse 28,   I have warm memories of France.  I have had wonderful trips there and I can almost speak the language in a slow and primitive manner.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on January 30, 2010, 07:06:44 PM
Bienvenue, horse28.  Glad you found the Hornby's and our forum. :biggrin3
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on January 30, 2010, 08:19:50 PM
Yay Horse!  Welcome.   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: horse28 on January 31, 2010, 02:32:31 PM
Thanks for the warm welcomes! :ecsmile
I'm English but have lived in France for a long time. Our local eagle here in Provence is the Bonelli's eagle but numbers rapidly depleting & on the endangered list. 2 breeding couples do live nearby & see them fairly frequently in the breeding season. Sadly, a youngster was found shot to death recently.  :ecsad

Photo of an injured (electrocuted) bird released 3 years ago:

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c335/ategg/camargue.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Crissy on January 31, 2010, 03:22:45 PM
just wanted to say hello to the forum.  thank you for approving me.  my hubby and i r looking forward to  this season again!!!  we r in New West, BC.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on January 31, 2010, 04:49:06 PM
Welcome Crissy and Mr. Crissy!  :biggrin3  Glad you found us
 and Mom and Dad Hornby in our new homes. :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Doug on January 31, 2010, 11:46:19 PM
Today I went to the French Creek boat harbour (40 miles south of us on Vancouver Island).  At a seafood store on the end of the pier, I explained that I have an eagles' nest back of my house on Hornby Island and was wondering if they had any fish heads to feed them.  No heads, she said, but we must have something ... and went into a freezer.  She came out with the remains of salmon that had been filleted.  No charge, she said.  I've watched your eagles many times.  I think it is a wonderful thing you do.

This is the heartwarming thing about this whole eagle business.  So many people appreciate having this chance to see the eagles close-up.  The name of the store is the "French Creek Seafood Store".  It has a wonderful selection of fresh crabs, shrimp, prawns, scallops and you name it.   
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on January 31, 2010, 11:52:05 PM
The video has been removed!

Help!  Those of you who have YouTube accounts, please sign in and flag this video for ANIMAL ABUSE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJBPUHgug3E

click on the flag under the video
under "select a reason" choose violent or repulsive content
then scroll to the right to "animal abuse"


Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on February 01, 2010, 12:04:38 AM
Beautiful eagle, horse very sad they are having such problems. Is there programs trying to help them? Nice you still are getting to see them near you.

Hi Chrissy & Mr C. :ecsmile

Doug that's nice they did that, i miss their store now that i've moved to the valley.

Beans the videos gone.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on February 01, 2010, 01:12:43 AM
A big and very warm to welcome to 'horse', Mr and Mrs. Crissy.   Thank you for swelling our ranks; from France to the west coast of Canada in one day = super.

Find your way around and ask for help as needed.

Welcome to the nest  :nod2

beans - thank you for letting us know about that video in the first place. And now YouTube has removed it; I am sure many here reported it to YouTube.   Well done.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Crissy on February 01, 2010, 02:22:50 PM
thank you 4 the welcomes everyone :)

fantastic story Doug on the fish for the eagles, nice to c ppl working together :)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: horse28 on February 08, 2010, 06:26:17 PM
Beautiful eagle, horse very sad they are having such problems. Is there programs trying to help them? Nice you still are getting to see them near you.


Yes there are but the the 2 main dangers are hard to guard against (persecution & electrocution).
Some brief info. here, if anyone is interested: http://www.fondation-petzl.org/en/living-bonelli%E2%80%99s-eagle-endangered-species-environment-be-protected
And a more detailed European union PDF document: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/conservation/wildbirds/action_plans/docs/hieraaetus_fasciatus.pdf
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on February 14, 2010, 12:35:11 AM
Today is Sunday, February 14; and it is a red day  :nod2

Happy Valentine's Day  

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Misc/For%20HEG/23.jpg)

and also Chinese New Year - the year of the Tiger, so  

Gung Hay Fat Choy

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Misc/For%20HEG/red-envelopes.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on February 14, 2010, 12:47:08 AM
Another cam to watch is a Peregrine Falcon nest. This is on a ledge high up on the Gulf Tower in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.  Some of you may have seen it before  :question

A thread has been set up for it in Other Wild Cams (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?board=17.0)

Enjoy
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: AJL on February 15, 2010, 09:33:05 PM
Dear Dot, I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing.

(http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr123/workskipper/Sympathy.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on February 15, 2010, 09:55:06 PM
Dot, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on February 15, 2010, 11:01:51 PM
With Deepest sympathy Dot!!! So sorry for your loss!!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on February 15, 2010, 11:29:54 PM
Dear Dot,

Mr. Raj and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.  We are thinking of you.

Hugs,
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 16, 2010, 04:51:54 AM
Dear Dot,

I'm so sorry about your father's passing.  Sending you many (((Hugs))) and loving thoughts.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3354/3209706332_5d6a135a85_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dotwad on February 17, 2010, 08:28:59 AM
 :heart thank you all for the love you have shown me. I'm getting along fine and sorting out the aftermath of a loved one passing. thanks again.  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on February 18, 2010, 12:30:14 AM
I am so sorry, Dot...  it's so hard to lose a parent.   :eccry
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on February 19, 2010, 12:08:38 PM
Dot, I am sorry to hear of your dad's passing.  My heart goes out to you.   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on February 24, 2010, 05:36:58 PM
I believe we have had a few issues with the Forum not working in the past few days, particularly on Saturday 20th February. The hosts wrote to say they had had problems with their systems on that day and apologised.

However, I believe the Forum has been a little unstable at times and earlier today I received a few reports that some people could not access the Forum.

The website is hosted by the same organisation, so if the Forum goes down, it is likely that the website will not work either.

Keeping in contact via the Wildearth chat room is a good idea

http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01

or with people you know and email who are also members of this Forum.

If you encounter any problems with either the Forum, or the website, please report them to us so we can keep a log and also so that we can compile a message to the hosts of the issues that occur. There is a new thread in the Technical Help area called "Forum problems". Please report any issues there.



Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on March 03, 2010, 07:17:49 PM
I think this is a nice subject area for the forum.  I just found it and am looking forward to coming back soon.   :ecwink :ecwink

Bye for now. 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 14, 2010, 04:03:32 PM
North America changed to Daylight Time today (clocks were moved ahead by one hour)  In order to show the correct time on here one needs to


Spring Equinox on March 20th.  :ecsmile

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 14, 2010, 06:36:25 PM
Thanks, BBE.  It was easy to change the time, using your clear instructions.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Crissy on March 25, 2010, 04:26:10 AM
i was just reading over the site about M/P Hornby...  it reminded me of the 1st season we watch and i cried again b/c these 2 r so special and i love their personalities.

i'm excited this year for the eggs and can hardly wait!!!

u will never how much it means Doug/Sheila to share what u have but i'm truly grateful.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on March 25, 2010, 05:14:20 PM
Yes, they are so very special, and we've been watching them since 2006.  They are like family.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYmSkrRvbUE

When I got home from running errands today, one of which was having my eyes checked (always an unpleasant experience for me, with the “better one?” or “better two?”), I thought I would get some work done.  Like paying bills, writing a couple of letter.  Instead, I just stared through the window at my back yard, watched a bird, a squirrel… grabbed the camera.

We need these days, when we can simply enjoy what we see.  Tomorrow we can get back to work.


Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on March 25, 2010, 05:50:12 PM
Thank you Beans!  I am still smiling!   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on March 25, 2010, 06:17:09 PM
that was so cute! thanks beans!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 25, 2010, 10:25:57 PM
beans, good to see the 'Lunchbox' in use and that your neighbour has the feeder up. Are your shrubs blooming as yet ?  You are right - we need to take the time to enjoy the simple pleasures around us. Bills etc. will be there tomorrow or the next day.  :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on March 25, 2010, 11:11:56 PM
Beans, what a cute and chucky squirrel you have there. Bet his lunchbox is never full long by the looks of him/her!!!!!  So cute. :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on March 26, 2010, 06:47:00 AM
Very nice, beans, but does your neighbor mind you staring into her window like that ?  :really
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Crissy on March 26, 2010, 05:46:29 PM
nice video beans, ty :)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: serene on March 28, 2010, 04:51:25 PM
Thanks Beans, a lovely back yard and what a chubby squirrel....all the Creator has given us is truly amazing!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on April 04, 2010, 05:30:15 PM
Just popping in to say I hope our members who live in southern CA and parts of Arizona are safe and sound after the earthquake that occurred at about 3:40 pm Pacific time.

My thoughts are with all of you.

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on April 04, 2010, 07:17:58 PM
Hi, BBE.  Thank you for your post.  We were outside (practicing our putting on a practice green) and thought we had vertigo.  Then we realized it was the ground moving, not us.  We have been in a lot of earthquakes, but this one was quite odd.  It felt like big waves and lasted longer than most quakes.  :scared  Fortunately, no big problems here, although I think people in Mexico and close to the border must have been pretty shaken up.  Hoping the people there are okay.  Anyway, we went back to our practice, but were a little shaky so went home to check on Blackie.  And the funniest thing we saw, while everyone was looking concerned and a bit rattles, is  that we saw one lady on the driving range just kept on hitting.  :eceek :eclol
Then I saw in the news that about 10 minutes after the quake here, one hit no. cal near our house (only 4.0 thank goodness). Guess it was just a very seismic day....
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on April 05, 2010, 12:45:53 AM
Thinking of you our friends in California.  Be safe.  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on April 05, 2010, 03:37:46 AM
How frightening luvthebirds... and for you to say you've felt many...  :eceek - I hope I never experience one.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on April 05, 2010, 10:50:26 AM
Thank you, Raj and Laurad.  Please do not worry at all; while this quake was unsettling and different than others I have felt, everything here is just fine.  No damage to house or most of the area around.  Just a little nervous time during and for a while following this quake.  We were lucky that we were just far enough away not to have it be worse. 
Actually, I don't doubt that some of you in the Pac. Nwest and BC had more of a prolonged scare with the windstorms you had recently.
And I do so love this group and how people care and show concern for one another. :heart :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on April 05, 2010, 12:19:53 PM
We're fine here, although it was really rolling like waves, for about 30 seconds.  (That's a long time and gets the adrenalin going).  We've had two 6.7 here in prior years, so this one wasn't anywhere near as much of a problem where I am in the Los Angeles area.  I was waiting to see if it got larger, but fortunately it didn't here this time.  Thanks for thinking of the folks in the earthquake zone. 

I agree with Luv...so much more damage from the high winds in BC...and I hope that no one there was hurt.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on April 09, 2010, 02:27:25 PM
2:25 pm Fri. Apr. 9th we are at 9,950 posts - could reach 10,000 by the end of the day.  :clap
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on April 09, 2010, 05:01:09 PM
...and 188 members!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on April 10, 2010, 08:22:05 PM
We have passed the 10,000 mark for poast = 10, 005.  I guess we have Booni's birthday to partially thank for that   :chuckle  Still 188 members.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on April 11, 2010, 02:36:44 AM
Appropriate that we should pass 10,000 on Barb's birthday. I had a quick look at the membership list and only about 30 people are actually active.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: The XS Medium on April 17, 2010, 04:42:00 AM
Hi everyone! I'm active in the chat where I can see the stars of the show and catch up at the same time. I have hardly posted this season but then I seem to have less time on my hands. I promise I will try to be more active!

Much love,
Diane The XS Medium
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on April 17, 2010, 11:40:15 AM
Just post when you can, XS.  I think we all do that!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: The XS Medium on April 18, 2010, 05:20:21 AM
Thanks Blue. I am actually going to go over to the photo forum. I was looking at it yesterday and I have a lot of great nature pics that I'd love to share. See you over there!

HUGS!  :grouphug2
Diane The XS Medium
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on April 28, 2010, 10:13:31 PM
Many thanks to all our members who over the past weeks; and especially the last few days who have given so much of their time to not only answer questions on the Chat; but to also make 'seekpoints' on the broadcast.  Our archives will be memorable.

 :grouphug2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: baysis on April 29, 2010, 01:17:59 AM
Totally agree, BBE.  Congratulations and thanks to one & all - including BBE  :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on May 09, 2010, 01:32:03 PM
 :heart  Happy mothers Day to all of our Hornby Mothers!
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr7RRkHZpr0  :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 10, 2010, 01:43:32 AM
Cawatcher, the video is beautiful and your pictures and Brian's music go so well together.  Wow!  Thank you for sharing it with us.  :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on May 10, 2010, 10:37:36 PM
Hi, Cali!  Just had the pleasure of watching your beautiful photos and listening to Brian Crain's lovely music.  :biggrin3  You do a great job on your DVD's!  Thank you for sharing that one with us.  :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on May 13, 2010, 11:34:06 PM
I just received this note and I have attached my reply to Greyfloppysocks I please hope whoever sent her the email recinds their thoughts and lets her know that she is welcome to be here and share her beautiful work with us and others I love the fact that she was inspired by Brian Crains music as I was and that she feels the correlation of music and nature.. There is no threat to me or my work because we are all unique in our gifts.. Weather they be spiritual, teaching, music, sewing, quilting, technical expertise, gardening whatever... I love this group and we can grow and continue this jouney as we started with Hope...
californiawatcher

Cali-
I got a NASTY letter from someone at Hornby Cam about me being nasty and promoting
 my photos and DVD... Apparently I am not allowed to show off what I love to do.....
 So I will no longer be in chat at the room... I probably won't even watch... Why should I when I get NASTY emails from so called friends....

Some are allowed to show off pictures of fungus, and other birds they see, but for me to share
 something I love, it is forbidden.
PLEASE know, I did not STEAL: your thunder and copycat after you, like was accused of me....
 I watched your video, and when I heard the music, fell in love with the music.... It INSPIRED me to do something with my stuff...... I was in NO way copying you to outdo you or anything, like I was accused of. I was inspired.... SO because of that, I can't do it???????

If I offended you in any way, I am sorry. It was never meant to be that way....
But, I hope Phoenix grows tall and strong, and the Hornby's thrive.... I just won't be there to enjoy it..
 I am no longer welcome there.
Oh, and I an not selling the DVD's now..... I will just throw them away.....

Wow GFS I thought your work was beautiful!!  I think I sent a note to eaglesonly( got you both confused)  that I go through licencing with Brian Crain! he is great to work with and not too expensive I will gladly promote you in any way I can!! Your work is lovely and don' t let ANYONE take that away from you!! Yes I believe it will and should sell.. I was thinking that like booni and maryjane that all of us that are interested in art and photography could eventually get our web sight (when we get them as part of the Hornby group .. !! I did not say to anyone that you shouldnt or that it was wrong The beauty of the Hornby group is that we do INSPIRE EACH OTHER!! to the love we are touched with in our souls... In Chat I do not promote my work because the Fundraising and money Should be geared to the Hornby Eagles.. and those are just my feelings.. Some Dont want it to be come an EBAY and I agree to that point but to share our work and if someone asks!! Sure I would Love to sell my work and Hopefully will someday.. Get you Butt back and face those that hurt you!! Please this is awfull ,never think you are unwelcome.  I truley hope you come back because it would be OUR loss not having you with us in this wonderful journey.. I am going to forward this note to the forum .. I am sure someone thought they where speaking for my interests and I thank them for the thought but not the deed... I encourage all of us to give what and when we can of ourselves in any way! There is so much talent and Heart in this group please dont let it fall apart.
 Your Friend Californiawatcher aka Stacey Joy Hebrard
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on May 14, 2010, 06:13:36 AM
Cawatcher -

That is such a kind and generous reply you gave to GFS.   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on May 14, 2010, 01:43:23 PM
I'm sorry GFS received nasty emails.  This is yet another reason not to share one's email address in a general way.

This issue brings to mind Facebook.  Did you know that your information can be shared with thousands of people without your express permission?  The "Instant Personalization" application goes too far.  The default selection for IP is "opt in" unless you do the following:

Facebook – How to Opt Out of Instant Personalization

It takes several clicks to turn off Instant Personalization.  From your page, click on “Account,” then “Privacy Settings,” then “Applications and Websites.”  Next to the Instant Personalization Pilot Program header, click “Edit Setting,” then uncheck the box for allowing partners to use your public information.  Note:  Read the fine print below the box.  Your friends could still share your info unless you take further steps.
 
---------------

The same privacy invasion applies to Yahoo Messenger, which uses web beacons to follow what you do on your computer.

Log in to YM.  Click on "Messenger" in the menu and scroll down to "Privacy Options."  A new window pops up.  At the bottom, click on "View the Yahoo! Privacy.  A web page pops up.

On the left side of the page are a number of info boxes on the left side of the page.  Click on "Yahoo! Privacy Policy" at the top.  A new web page pops up, the Yahoo! Privacy Center.

Under "Cookies," about 2/3 down the page, click on "web beacons."  A new web page pops up.

Click on "opt out."

As you can see, this selection isn't easy to find, unless you are a detective.  

These are the directions for the latest YM, which I seldom use now.  I suggest you save them on your computer so you can go back to check at a later date to be sure the web beacons are still turned off.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on May 14, 2010, 03:26:39 PM
Thanks for the good advice, beans.

I think GFS received a PM on the Chat - not sure, though.

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on May 14, 2010, 03:45:46 PM
Thank you Beans, I wondered what all the hubub was about the privacy. I get it now. I printed your instructions and will get right on it.  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: greyfloppysocks on May 15, 2010, 06:47:41 AM
Just so the stories are not all mixed up with he said and she said....   I was sent a private EMAIL by a "friend" who has had my email since last year.   I was asked to remove this person from my email service and never contact them again.   Thank you, Cali, for the support. I do not feel I did anything wrong.  But I will back off, and just view from now on....  

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on May 15, 2010, 10:51:52 AM
Beans,

Thank you for your help on the Facebook privacy. It worked like a charm.

Hugs to you and thanks again,
Rajame  :heart
Title: My C-130 Flight on May 15th
Post by: CharlieWV on May 18, 2010, 09:31:33 AM

On saturday May 15th I got to for a ride in my old units C-130's to do three fly overs, two at Armed Forces Day celebrations and one for a funeral. The funeral was for the burial of an airman who was shot down in WWII near Wake Island.  His remains were recently recovered and returned to his relatives for burial in his family's plot next to his parents.  (http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/CharlieWV/taxingtorunway.jpg)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/CharlieWV/upandlookingatciviccenter.jpg)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/CharlieWV/lookingwestdownthevalley.jpg)     (http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/CharlieWV/lookingeastupriver.jpg)  

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/CharlieWV/Linedupgoinfullthrottle.jpg)

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/CharlieWV/IMG_2199.jpg)

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/CharlieWV/IMG_2198.jpg)

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/CharlieWV/StMarysbridge.jpg)



(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/CharlieWV/honorguardandbugleratlowerleft.jpg)


(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/CharlieWV/linedupgearcoming.jpg)

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/CharlieWV/outtotaxiway.jpg)

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/CharlieWV/mychariotfortodaysflight.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 18, 2010, 09:54:15 AM
Charlie, thank you for sharing your photos of the day's flyovers with us.  It's especially touching to see the respect given to the downed WWII airman.  It must have meant a lot to his family to have that tribute to him from your unit.   :heart

It is in keeping with the honors due so many people.   :eclove

That is a big bird you flew in!   :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on May 18, 2010, 12:41:56 PM
Thank you, Charlie - great pictures!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on May 18, 2010, 02:42:17 PM
Charlie,

Those pictures are great! I thought I was there with you all and kinda got woozie!  :ecwink

The military and all that are a part deserve our admiration, respect and love of Country. Those picures and the reason for the flyover are remarkable.

Thank you,
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: RMB on May 18, 2010, 06:36:32 PM
Thank you Charlie for serving with so much love and respect...and for sharing your experience with all of us. Very nice photos!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on May 23, 2010, 12:28:06 AM
Doug (Carrick) has kindly shown some of his own videos of the eagles and scenery from around the island. The majority of these have been shown via the webcam.

As of yesterday we have a new thread Doug's Videos from Around Hornby Island (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=311.0). This contains a list of the videos and the lnks to click on to watch the videos.

 :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on May 23, 2010, 09:58:44 AM
Thanks for putting them all together for us, BBE. 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on May 23, 2010, 11:47:13 AM
BBE, what a great undertaking! This is great in my opinion! You did such a great job! Hugs, Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: smallwingedone on May 23, 2010, 05:46:20 PM
thank you to californiawatcher for the support of gfs...
Greyfloppysocks is a great person as are you... :)  :mhihi :biggrin6
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on May 23, 2010, 08:49:08 PM
 :blush thank you SWO! We are family and all in this together  :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on May 28, 2010, 08:18:50 PM
Charlie, those are spectacular pictures!

* * * * * * * * * *

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Miscellany/flandersfields.jpg)

This Memorial Day Weekend, let us take a moment to honor the veterans of foreign wars and remember their sacrifices.

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Miscellany/poppy2dk9-1.gif)  In Flanders Fields (http://www.youtube.com/user/LawnDaisies#p/u/46/stuxxFicmwo)  <--- click
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on May 28, 2010, 09:06:54 PM
Very, very nice beans.  Thankyou. 

(In Canada we honour our veterans on November 11th, Remembrance Day -  for the armistice on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour.  There is silence at 11:00 a.m.)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: sparkie on June 02, 2010, 07:54:55 AM
 Thanks  BBE for  going  to  all the  trouble  of  creating  the  thread  for  dougs  videos . Makes  them  so  much  easier  to  find . A lot of  work  appreciate it  :nod2
Title: Camera
Post by: luvsthisboy on June 08, 2010, 12:18:26 PM
I hear the locals talk about the Hornby Island Co-Op so I looked up their website and found a photo from 1965. It was in black and white but I just had to turn it into a sepia image!
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_V2TsuFdG7J0/SyPmev_6DZI/AAAAAAAAALk/AcAIxj_54DI/s800/oldstorelrg2.jpg)
And the link to their website:  http://www.hornbyislandcoop.ca/

...A full feature grocery store,deli, hardware,gas bar,liquor outlet and post office etc.........
Beans,

Thank you for your help on the Facebook privacy. It worked like a charm.

Hugs to you and thanks again,
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on June 08, 2010, 02:49:45 PM
Hi luvsthisboy.  Welcome to the forum.

When you want to make a post, click on Reply down below the last post on the page.  It will bring up the window for you to type in.  When you click on Post there, your post will then be the last one on the page.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on June 09, 2010, 10:07:15 PM
Follow this link to ~  Doug's Videos from around Hornby Island (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=311.msg14791#msg14791) and see the latest one recorded today.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvsthisboy on June 10, 2010, 01:21:39 PM
Thank you. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvsthisboy on June 11, 2010, 10:28:13 AM
Does anyone know what that branch is in the middle of the nest? It is very difficult to see Phoenix or mom or dad.  It seems the camera angle has changed.  Had it changed?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on June 11, 2010, 01:47:06 PM
Does anyone know what that branch is in the middle of the nest? It is very difficult to see Phoenix or mom or dad.  It seems the camera angle has changed.  Had it changed?

Luvshisboy, both parents bring sticks and branches to the nest and then they place them, move them, argue about where the sticks should go...it's like a soap opera.  Mom usually wins because she "rules the nest!"     :eclol  

Unfortunately, this large branch keeps getting in the way of our viewing the nest bowl.  Sometimes "Woody" gets pushed down, but "he" seems to inch up again.  It gets annoying, but no one is allowed to go near an active eagles' nest (strict law in Canada).

Hopefully, it'll get moved lower again sometime soon.   :pray  If it's still there in August, Doug can ask the tree-climbers to move it/dump it.  Stay tuned...
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvsthisboy on June 13, 2010, 08:46:20 AM
Hi Everybody,

My Philadelphia Hawk all have fledged :sad.  I miss them already but I know the three are happy in the trees.  I don't know if they return to the nest, but I shall keep watching.  I would be very happy with Phoenix, but I hate that branch and the camera angle.  When he is standing, there is no head, and when is is sleeping, he is cut in half. :gaah  I can't wait until the tree climbers can move it.  :pray
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvsthisboy on June 13, 2010, 11:56:35 AM
It now is 2:55PM my time, 11:55 AM your time.  I just got a great view from up high.  The whole next was visible.  It was great.  The whole body of mom or dad was standing up.  :biggrin6 :biggrin6 :biggrin6 :biggrin6
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on June 15, 2010, 02:03:37 AM
Hi everyone, Not sure where I should put this so I put it here. I also hope I use the right words as this is very difficult to express.

Last night one of our members-- catwing-- came on very early ( actually this morning) to tell us that her husband had passed away. I know some of you knew he had cancer. They were married 32 years and he died at home in her arms. Needless to say, Tiger, Only, Knit, Madrona, and myself and a few others talked to her and expressed our sympathy of her loss. I couldn't sleep, so I decided to post this very sad news.

I want you to know that she seem to find some comfort in coming to the chat to talk to who was there. Too me, that means alot, knowing that cat felt that comfortable in sharing this sad news and knew that we would care and would be there for her. That to me says alot about this group!!!! I hope that in the rough road ahead, cat feels that she can come a talk to us or have us just listen to her. I can guarantee we will be there.

Thank you for being such a great group, we share so much, and also have many people who have so much going on in their lives and sometimes just need to talk-- you all are great in listening and comforting. That makes you very special people.

Catwing, know that if you need us, we will be there and you are in our thoughts and prayers. It will be very hard, but he has no more pain and that is a blessing, but I know you will feel lost and lonely and pain at losing your beloved husband. Thank you for feeling that we could be trusted in your finding some comfort and that we would be there for you. Please when you are able, keep us posted on how you are doing!!! We do care!!!!

((((((((HUGS FROM ALL OF US))))))))
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on June 15, 2010, 03:11:02 AM
Donnae, I want to join with you in what you said here about wanting to reach out to Catwing.  Even though we couldn't give her actual hugs, it was good to know how comfortable she felt in coming to the chat room and telling us she needed to be there and why.

The love and kindness that our group members show to one another is precious.  This really is a world-wide village that is practicing compassion, kindness and many other good things.

Thank you everyone who is here for the pleasant times, as well as the times when people need to lean on the loving strength of our community of people who care about one another, as well as animals and birds, the Earth and making life better for each one.  

  :heart     :heart     :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on June 15, 2010, 01:28:21 PM
Donnae, thank you for letting us know.  You are right, we are a caring and compassioniate group.

Catwing, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your husband is at peace and free of all pain. May your memories of happy times with him help you through the days ahead.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on June 15, 2010, 02:03:21 PM
catwing, I don't even know you, but would like to add my hugs and best wishes to you. It's a hard time, but we are a good and close "family" here and we have our arms around you.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: cobbler39 on June 15, 2010, 02:48:11 PM
catwing, my deepest sympathies to you in the loss of your soulmate.
He still lives in your heart, in the happiness you knew, and in the dreams you shared. Say not in grief 'he is no more', but live in thankfulness that he was.
Hugs to you!! Our arms are around you.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on June 15, 2010, 03:56:15 PM
(((((Catwing)))))  I hope that you will remember the wonderful things you did together and the good times...and let the rest fade away.  Please take care of yourself now...  We are here for you when you want to be with some friends who care very much about how you are doing.    :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on June 15, 2010, 04:17:42 PM
Note:

Catwing joined the forum on May 23rd and made one post on May 24th in the Hornby Discussion thread.  She has not been back on the forum since then.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on June 15, 2010, 04:42:06 PM
Observant of you Blue  :nod2 thank you. Maybe someone could send her a PM with a link so she knows how much concern there is..  :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on June 15, 2010, 05:38:19 PM
She has to come to the forum to get a PM.  Maybe someone will see her on the Chat.

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on June 15, 2010, 07:18:45 PM
Catwing probably has been too busy with her husband's serious illness to be on the forum.  He passed away the other day, sadly.  She may come to the chat room this evening, and we can tell her about messages, but the forum will be closed then.  We did talk with her last night and she said it helped bring her some comfort then.  I'm so glad that she was there with some of us in the chat room.   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: smallwingedone on June 16, 2010, 12:46:31 PM
Donnae, thank you for passing the sad news on to us.
Catwing..sorry for you  loss and my thoughts are with you and your family. Please take care and know we are here if you need us.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on June 16, 2010, 05:34:10 PM
Most of my friends know I watch the Hornby eagles. Twice in the past week two have called to ask me if a 'pps' (power point show) they have been sent as an email attachment is really true.  The presentation goes by two names 'The Rebirth of an Eagle' or 'The Story of an Eagle'.

It is a story that if an eagle wishes to survive to 70 years, it must at 30 - 40 years make physical changes in order to survive until 70.

This is not true ~ Snopes.com (http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/eaglerebirth.asp)

I will PM Doug to let him know this re-circulating.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on June 16, 2010, 06:31:14 PM
Thank you BBE. :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on June 16, 2010, 08:01:54 PM
There are some beautiful eagle pictures in that pps, BBE, but unfortunately the facts are wrong.  (Why do people do that?  :ecsad)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: amcderm904 on June 16, 2010, 09:37:24 PM
Catwing - my sympathy over the loss of your husband.  I too lost my husband in April 2008 - some days it still feels like it just happened - others I can look back at the many beautiful memories fondly and remember the good times we had together.  Just know that there is a life after this - take your time, allow yourself to grieve - don't suppress it or hide from it - if you do it'll come out later in a way that's even harder.  Please feel free to contact me if you'd like - I'm always open to listening!

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: sugarfree6996 on June 19, 2010, 06:06:30 PM
My deepest sorrow catwind at your lost, May God and His angels bring you comfort at this time and may it bring you comfort that you are not alone for He is with you God's Blessing to you and your family.
                                                                    Sugarfree
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on June 20, 2010, 09:05:03 PM
Doug showed a video this afternoon. For the link to and description of the video ~   Click here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=311.msg15669#msg15669)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on June 29, 2010, 02:05:10 PM
Here is a moving tribute to the Birds of the Gulf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCluOUmA0ms
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on June 30, 2010, 06:24:31 AM
Just catching up a bit today and saw the sad news about the passing of Mr. Catwing.  I want to express my deepest sympathies to catwing.  My heart goes out to you.

And to amcderm, my sympathies to you also.

(((((((cawing & amcderm)))))
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Punkinhead on June 30, 2010, 06:57:35 AM
I too am just catching up with everything and would also like to add my heartfelt sympathies to catwing... and to amcdern who also lost her husband.  I can only imagine your pain...  ((HUGS TO YOU BOTH))
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: lookylo on June 30, 2010, 07:03:41 AM
Catwing, my hearfelt sympathy to you and your family. May warm memories live in your heart and ease his passing.
LookyLo
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on June 30, 2010, 06:23:24 PM
'Fol-di-rol', a member of our Forum and an active participant on the Hornby Chat, has made a beautiful quilt; which she has called 'Eagles In The Sun'. 

As of July 1 morning and for 10 days the quilt will be listed on eBay.  Follow this link to learn how you may become the owner of this beautiful and truly One of A Kind Eagle Quilt (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=339.0)

 :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on July 05, 2010, 12:15:15 PM
 
 GOOD TO SEE THE HIGH BID OF $455 ON THE QUILT! :biggrin6
 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on July 05, 2010, 01:59:52 PM
That's such great news - thank you Snookums. Do we know if the bidders are people within out group of Hornby watchers or do we not know who they are? I've never fully understood eBay... but I'm so pleased to see such great bidding.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: fol-di-rol on July 05, 2010, 02:19:21 PM
That's such great news - thank you Snookums. Do we know if the bidders are people within out group of Hornby watchers or do we not know who they are? I've never fully understood eBay... but I'm so pleased to see such great bidding.

Laurad:

To answer your question - no we don't know who is doing the bidding - it is all anonymous.  Even as the Seller, with a special view of the bidding, I do not know the actual identity of the most recent high bid - it is in on-line nickname form, just as our own identities are on here.  Obviously when the auction is over I will have to know the identity in order to ship the quilt to the purchaser - but it is totally private and will not be disclosed unless the buyer wishes to identity him/herself.

It has been an interesting experience - I have been a Buyer on eBay before, but not a Seller, so it's all new to me too. 


fol-di-rol


Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on July 05, 2010, 02:24:51 PM
Fol-di-rol - thanks for explaining. I have bought some things from eBay but never sold anything As a buyer I have seen the "nicknames" of the other bidders, but in this case - with your lovely quilt, when I last looked everyone was listed as anonymous. I found that rather strange and why I asked. I wasn't thinking that we would know who all the "usernames" belonged to, but I could not even see a username/nickname. I thought it rather unusual.

Hang in there - the bidding might go a lot higher - I do hope so.

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 09, 2010, 04:31:39 AM
Revenge of the Harpy Eagle!

http://www.asylum.com/2010/07/08/harpy-eagle-attacks-bbc-natural-world-film-crew/?icid=webmail

Title: Phoeniz
Post by: luvsthisboy on July 17, 2010, 08:55:45 AM
Has Phoenix left the nest? I haven't seen him for a while.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 17, 2010, 09:25:50 AM
Has Phoenix left the nest? I haven't seen him for a while.

Luvsthisboy,

I'm very sorry to have to tell you that Phoenix passed away and is not with us anymore.  It was a terrible shock to everyone who loved Phoenix and many of us were watching as it happened.  She collapsed and had trouble breathing for a while and then passed away.  Arrangements were being made to get help for her, but she died before help could arrive.  We don't know if it would have done any good, but hoped that it would.

We are all grieving over this terrible situation, when we had hoped to see her branch and fledge very soon, instead.  The B.C. provincial government approved a necropsy and we hope that the pathologist will find out why she died.  It's rare for an eaglet of 11 weeks to have something like this happen.

Please join us in the chat room and look at the posts, videos and photos here on the forum for more information.

ETA: changed "he" to "she" after receiving the preliminary report from the pathologist.

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvsthisboy on July 17, 2010, 01:57:42 PM
I am heartbroken over this.  I am glad I was away so I didn't have to witness it.  Were mom or dad there?  What has happened to them? How do I get to the Forum?  I would love to see the videos.  I have so many of my own that I took while I watched the computer.  This is awful.  I am horrified. My condolences go out to all of you people who have been here all of this time.  Where can I hear about the necropsy findings?  Will the video of the nexs remain for a new mating seasons.

The Philadelphia Red Tailed Hawks fledged about a month ago, and are filling the trees beautifully.  I am in Florida, but as I am originally a Philadelphian I feel I share their triumph. 

Once again, my condolences to all of you, and to those who lost loved ones while I wasy away.  This is the worst news I could have heard.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on July 17, 2010, 06:03:29 PM
Luvsthisboy, hello and welcome to the forum.

Phoenix leaving us is indeed very sad. At the same time we do have photos, and videos to remind us of the happy and fun time she was with us.

Click on this blue type and you will be moved to The Eagles of Hornby Island. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?action=collapse;c=2;sa=collapse;sesc=a38c897488a7db7c3121b57ca3d33c2f#2) Here you will find the 'Reference Center', and the 'Hornby Island Nest Cam'. The latter contains threads for:
Also, this link leads to the Live Cam, Live Chat, our Facebook page (http://www.wildearth.tv/static/wildearth/channels/we_hornby_eagles.html). If you click on 'Click to View Channel Archives' (under the viewing screen) you will see 'Hotspots' which are significant actions highlighted from the broadcast segments.

Also look around the rest of that area where in Around Hornby Island we have sightings from other nests on the island and some of Doug's personal videos. And other portions of the Forum.

Please feel free to add your own happy memories, photos / videos of Phoenix and Mum and Dad to the memory thread.  

I hope this answers your questions, feel free to ask more if you have them.

BBE
Title: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on July 20, 2010, 06:21:07 AM
I hope I am posting this in the right spot.  I thought it might interest you;  I received it from a relative:

Subject: FW: Two moons on 27th August 2010

Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles off earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons.

The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

"bruner"
Title: Re: TO BRUNER Just Chat
Post by: FlowerChild on July 20, 2010, 07:40:01 AM
Bruner,
Sorry to tell you that this is an old internet hoax. I fell for the same thing.   :mgritted

As a rule, always important to do research.

See below:


http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2005/07jul_marshoax/


http://www.space.com/spacewatch/where_is_mars.html

But here is list of meteor showers:

2010 Meteor Showers and Viewing Tips
The next meteor shower is the Perseids on the night of August 12.
Name                             Date of PeakMoon
Quadrantids                     night of January 3Almost Full
Lyrids                             nights of April 21/22Sets around 3-4 a.m.
Eta Aquarids                    night of May 5-6Rises around 3 a.m.
Perseids                          night of August 12Sets around 10 p.m.
Orionids                          night of October 21Full
Leonids                           night of November 17Sets around 4 a.m.
Geminids                         night of December 13Sets around midnight

 
from :
http://stardate.org/nightsky/meteors/


Keep lookin up Bruner!!!!
 :heart

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on July 20, 2010, 07:55:58 AM
Hi FlowerChild:

Well, I am so embarrassed   :blush

I usually check things out on Snopes but I didn't this time.  Gosh, I had it on my reminder calendar so I wouldn't forget it.  Thanks very much for setting me straight!

I wonder if I should delete the post.  Perhaps one of the Administrators will make that decision.

Thanks again....

"bruner"
Title: Re: Just Chat BRUNER
Post by: FlowerChild on July 20, 2010, 10:27:43 AM
No need for embarassement Bruner...I had my calendar marked too and actually made plans with my dear old friend so we could view it together....and I should have known better.   :eclol

But......we have to get passed our ability to be blinded by fake beauty and concentrate of real beauty that is out there.....thus, you wonderful people of hornby and the nature that surrounds.  Thank you all for the education of such true beauty.

Love ya all!!!

 :heart

Oh and maybe it would be good if the admins. left it up incase others got that email too.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on July 20, 2010, 10:43:30 AM
bruner and Flowerchild,

Please, do not be embarrassed.  A few years ago I fell for it too, as have others.

As you said, it does serve as reminder to check such statements out first.  And maybe we should leave part of the posts to indicate that.

I have forwarded the information to the Admins for a decision on how to handle this; as in remove posts or summarize with a reminder to check such statements out first. I will get back to you.

BBE
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on July 20, 2010, 11:03:55 AM
Dear BBE:

Thanks for your prompt and attentive response.   :ecsmile


"bruner"
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Eva in USA on July 20, 2010, 11:36:36 AM
LOL, I had marked the 2 moons on my calender too, and just checked back in to read the comments posted thereafter. (Oh well...<~Grabs eraser...Life goes on without 2 moons that day.)  :mhihi

I'm a newbie since what happened to Phoenix and am feeling quite at home here, trying to get over this and am seeing that there are many caring people here trying to get eachother through this.

I look foreward to checking in every day and can't wait for the next nesting season to begin.

Eva in Norfolk, Va.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on July 20, 2010, 11:53:35 AM
Eva:

It's a pleasure to have you here and on the chat, and like you, I plan to be back for the next nesting season.

In the meantime, as long as we are able to meet on the chat site, please join us when you can.   It's such fun to make new friends and meet old ones.

See you there!

"bruner"
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: FlowerChild on July 20, 2010, 11:59:00 AM
Thanks BBE!!! :biggrin6

 :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Mary Jane on July 20, 2010, 12:22:10 PM
I have fallen for a few hoax's also, some of them sound authentic.  As far as removing it, personally I would let the posts stand.  It is a good way to remind people that not everything they read on the net is accurate - and why it's important to verify  :biggrin6  Besides, you all handled it so fantastic - so friendly, so gentle - I'm so very proud of you.  Thank you so much.

What a wonderful group we have - we are so fortunate - and so proud to have you all with us.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on July 20, 2010, 01:05:16 PM
Mary Jane, many thanks
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: FlowerChild on July 20, 2010, 01:50:53 PM
Mary Jane You Said It!!!   :biggrin6

"What a wonderful group we have - we are so fortunate - and so proud to have you all with us."

...and us newbies are made so welcome by you all......THANK YOU!!

You have no idea how much I need good and beautiful things around me right now!
 :grouphug2

 :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: FlowerChild on July 20, 2010, 02:25:17 PM
Hey, Since we are all lookin up for 2 moons when there wont be any.... :lol

I wanted to post a very interesting attachment that a friend sent to me regarding the universe...and putting ourselves in perspective.  I was quite sad the day I got it and did not look at it for a few days....it helped me a bit and I wanted to share it.

I have it as an attachment in my "main" email and I have no idea how to transfer it here.  it is a .pps

Please let me know.

Thanks

 :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Eva in USA on July 20, 2010, 03:51:43 PM
Bummer, Flower Child!, I'm a newbie too, and have no idea how to get to your main mailbox to see it!...(Would Love to, tho, if anyone can help her!)~    :ecinnocent

As always, Eva.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: only_an_egg on July 21, 2010, 01:00:47 AM
I have to pipe up, as i am feeling very frustrated about what i see transpiring. I had always thought AJL's "take home" message here was about learning to reduce negative human impact on wildlife. What i see happening is everyone so desperate for souviners, of Phoenix that the mighty manufacturing machine will be fired up in her honor. It's like putting out a fire with Gasoline. The need for "goods" has gone a long way in the damage that has been done to the planet/environment.  If you really want to honor ajl's lessons, (imo)Phoenix, Ma and Pa Hornby, think outside this nest and realize how many eagle pairs are out there struggling.  If you want to try and use this wonderful gathering force that has materialized around this beautiful pair in a more purposeful way , i suggest we flood the email inbox of Gordon Campbell, the Premier of BC and demand: increased funding for places like MARS, and the end to the nonsense of allowing the natives to hunt eagles for thier own "souveniers"
Gordon.Campbell.MLA@leg.bc.ca.

TY

TY
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: FlowerChild on July 21, 2010, 04:04:23 AM
I have to pipe up, as i am feeling very frustrated about what i see transpiring. I had always thought AJL's "take home" message here was about learning to reduce negative human impact on wildlife. What i see happening is everyone so desperate for souviners, of Phoenix that the mighty manufacturing machine will be fired up in her honor. It's like putting out a fire with Gasoline. The need for "goods" has gone a long way in the damage that has been done to the planet/environment.  If you really want to honor ajl's lessons, (imo)Phoenix, Ma and Pa Hornby, think outside this nest and realize how many eagle pairs are out there struggling.  If you want to try and use this wonderful gathering force that has materialized around this beautiful pair in a more purposeful way , i suggest we flood the email inbox of Gordon Campbell, the Premier of BC and demand: increased funding for places like MARS, and the end to the nonsense of allowing the natives to hunt eagles for thier own "souveniers"
Gordon.Campbell.MLA@leg.bc.ca.

TY

TY


Only,
What you have written is very interesting, yet a bit confusing to me since I do not have the knowledge tht you do......I was always under the impression that the natives held eagels as sacred and that no one was permitted to even have a feather from an eagle, let alone hunt them.
All that I have learned since the begining of the year, here, watching this site, and some programs on PBS (when the signal comes in...lol) and learning from what Ajl & Doug state, has made me extremely interested in learning more and helping in whatever small way I can, therefore I am kindly requesting, if you could post some reputuable factual sites so that I can learn more.  I do not like blindly searching the internet, as we all know there is alot of sites that are false and I do not want to get tangeled in non-factual information.  I was quite surprised in the tv interview with Maj, that she had stated MARS was about 2 months from running out of funding.  Again I was under the impression that Canada was far better than the USA with making sure that animals and nature were protected.
I have donated what I can to the Hornby group and later this week I will send what I can to MARS, but I know that my few pennies will not save anyone and I would very much like to help in other ways...in any way that I can,  and I look to you folks with Hornby as leaders that we all should follow.
I greatly appreciate any help you or the others here can provide me with.

Thank you Much!
 :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: only_an_egg on July 21, 2010, 11:09:09 AM
flowerchild, many things are not as they appear. http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100624/bc_eagle_parts_100624/20100624?hub=BritishColumbiaHome. some feel thier percieved "rights" are over and above all else. All for glory.. i guess. or ego in my opinion.
http://www.theprovince.com/life/Local+First+Nations+want+hunt+eagles+ceremonial/3193344/story.html#ixzz0rmI7rL00
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: only_an_egg on July 21, 2010, 11:53:10 AM
Black Markets for such things exist for only one reason
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ravenwing4 on July 21, 2010, 12:07:37 PM
For anyone who got the "two moon"  message, there really is no need to feel embarrased about believeing it.  That message was forwarded to me by a good friend on mine about a month and a half ago, and I forwarded it on to others that I know.  It seemed real and I never thought to check it out.  In fact I still believed it until today when I looked at Just Chat.  I had wondered how Mars, which is so far away from us, could ever be a big as the moon, but what can I say.  I can be gullible from tiime to time.  Oh well, live and learn.   :gaah

Ravenwing4
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: FlowerChild on July 21, 2010, 08:05:36 PM
flowerchild, many things are not as they appear. http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100624/bc_eagle_parts_100624/20100624?hub=BritishColumbiaHome. some feel thier percieved "rights" are over and above all else. All for glory.. i guess. or ego in my opinion.
http://www.theprovince.com/life/Local+First+Nations+want+hunt+eagles+ceremonial/3193344/story.html#ixzz0rmI7rL00


Only,
Very intersting and eye opening information that you had posted.  I hope that you are willing
 to keep me and others posted on things like this that may pass us by.
We all should be made more aware of things so that we can do what we can to try
to correct and protect the things we believe in.
And I agree with you on this issue...and I have listened to you and sent a polite
letter to your Premier....however....got nervous because the email was immediatey rejected,
then realized that the extra dot at end was a period ending the sentence and not email
address  :eclol

Hope to see more post from you.
Thanks!
 :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: FlowerChild on July 23, 2010, 05:58:20 AM
I was hoping if all of you folks could help me out on this though it really has nothing to do with topics here, but I feel that if any group of people can make good things happen....it has to be all of you.
 :pray2

Below is a link for a grant offer that Pepsi is offering.  One of the applicants is Conneaut Lake Park.  This is a very old family amusement park that has had a lot of issues with maintaning its quality due to money.  You are not being asked to donate anything.....just vote for the park and maybe something good will happen. 
The reason for this requst is because I know a very special family and many others that are from this area and maybe if Conneaut gets this grant, then their kids will be able to enjoy all that this park was once able to offer.
And if any of you are able and willing, please pass this on to all of your friends who may not be in this forum......I do not have the network of people like you may and I would really like if help can come to this park and the generations of families that have enjoyed it.

I would like to thank you all for your time and consideration.
 :heart

http://www.refresheverything.com/conneautlakeparkbluestreak
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on July 23, 2010, 08:02:21 AM
While listening to a radio program at 4:00 a.m., EST, I was made aware of Cryptococcus gattii.  The radio commentator stated that humans, dogs, cats, birds and other animals are affected by this deadly fungal infection, which has recently struck the Province of British Columbia, and the States of Oregon and Washington.

According to the report that I heard, 15 people in British Columbia have been infected, this year, as well as a few animals.  I am wondering if our beloved Phoenix could have been infected.  Obviously, the pathologist's complete report will identify all pathogens which led to the death of Phoenix.

http://www.worldhealth.net/news/deadly_fungal_infection_hits_pacific_nor/

Deadly fungal infection hits Pacific Northwest

Cases of a potentially deadly fungal infection typically seen in tropical climates have been reported in Oregon and Washington.

Nineteen cases of disease caused by the fungus Cryptococcus gattii have been confirmed in Oregon and Washington since 2004. Approximately 20% of those struck by the disease died and the remainder required prolonged hospitalization.

Researchers say that the outbreak is noteworthy because half of cases occurred in healthy people, whereas such infections are usually only seen in people with compromised immune systems, such as people with AIDS.

There have also been outbreaks of the disease in Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. Approximately 25 people in British Columbia are affected by Cryptococcus each year, and approximately 1 person dies from the disease.

Cryptococcus is considered an emerging disease, and experts believe that it will become much more prevalent in North America over the coming years.

48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)/Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) 46th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., Oct. 25-28, 2008.

 
 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on July 23, 2010, 09:23:35 AM
Hi Snookums.

Someone also linked to an article on C. gattii in the Hornby area.  It has been around for a number of years on Vancouver Island.  The first cases were traced to a public park and campground.  The authorities felt that it must have arrived here on tourists' belongings.

The likelihood of this specific fungus being carried to the nest versus all of the other fungi is pretty slim, I would think.  We will have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: hate_wallpaper on July 25, 2010, 08:27:45 AM
Geesch, this forum is so confusing...there's so many threads that it's hard to know which place is the appropriate place.  You can't start a new topic...whatever...I guess I've never been a fan of forums, so I never learned the mechanics.

I've received a few nice notes from members saying they miss me, which is very nice and kind.  My tender feelings toward the folks who loved the experience of watching Phoenix hatch and grow have not abated.  My sadness for us all given the outcome remains profound.   

For those who have asked me to come back to the chat, I am flattered indeed.  However, I was really looking forward to Phoenix taking flight and leaving the nest because his leaving would be good timing for me to get back to that which I neglected in my everyday life while becoming fixated on the bird and then getting involved with the chat.  Not to mention lack of exercise for this big butt of mine.

I am not disparaging any of you who continue to enjoy that chat...as the last line of Voltaire's "Candide" states, "we must cultivate our own gardens."  For me my gardens were not being cultivated while I was spending so much time there.  I'm talking symbolically of course, my actual flower garden I didn't neglect.  lol  Anyway, I was beginning to feel almost depressed by staying there so much when I had projects that needed doing on hold.   

Whoever wants to talk with me, I have been very open from day one about who I am and my identity.  I take ownership for what I have to say:  whether it's perceived badly, wrongly, good or with the humor that 99%  of it is intended.   So in the chat I've always told people my name:  Barbara Schick Ellison (which is my Facebook handle too).   My email  beef32@aol.com feel free to write me there.   And my location:  Diamond Beach NJ.   On Facebook, I'm an open book and I have a ball there with my friends that I've made from my different avenues including Hornby.   

Good luck to everyone with all of your own wishes and desires cultivating your own gardens.  And I want to thank Batgirl who explained to me that you have to sign out of this forum to not be shown as being online.  I've only come here about a half dozen times only and couldn't understand the messages saying, "I see you're signed on."  I was like huh?  OK, kids?

Take care all. 

And so sorry about Phoenix.   I'll look for the updates of the results on the Hornby Facebook page.

Barb
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: lookylo on July 25, 2010, 09:07:25 AM
Thank you for the note HW. Maybe you will join in the chat again next year. Same nest, same time, same place; new chicklets. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on July 25, 2010, 09:56:28 AM
Hello hate....(Barbara):

Thanks for posting such an interesting "adieu" and yes, you will be missed on the chat.  I too think that it's time for me to get back to caring for things that I have put off around the house, but this darn addiction is hard to beat!  You have added a lot to our chat hate, and I always looked forward to seeing you signed in.

Have a nice rest and hope to see you next nest season.

Cheers.....

"bruner"



Title: Even Eagles Need a Push . . . A wonderful video clip
Post by: sulang on July 25, 2010, 10:09:15 PM

Even Eagles Need a Push . . .  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ob3Vpi1u_0
Title: Re: Even Eagles Need a Push
Post by: marjy2u on July 25, 2010, 11:50:54 PM
Profound ... and so beautiful. Thanks.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Kristy on July 26, 2010, 12:27:49 AM
Wow...what a beautiful video. Thank you for sharing!

"In order to accomplish more than you ever have before, you must do more than you have ever done before." -Mac Anderson

(so true)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on July 26, 2010, 10:17:39 AM
It is a beautiful video even if it is untrue.  Eagles do not push the eaglets from the nest!  The eaglets practice flapping and then branching near the nest and finally take flight on their own.  

Very beautiful pictures in the video!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: sulang on July 26, 2010, 03:13:29 PM
Yes, I am thoroughly educated in the the habits of Eagles and realize that they really do NOT push their young from the nest, but I feel the analogy is beautiful and wanted to share it.... the photos are gorgeous.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ravenwing4 on July 26, 2010, 08:31:07 PM
Thank you Sulang,

No matter what, it is a very beautiful video and it holds an important message.  Sometimes we do need a push, or need to give a push to get some things going.

Thank you for shairing.

Ravenwing4
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on August 03, 2010, 08:11:05 PM
Post By prairiegirl: (22:08) "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it's animals are treated". quote by Mohandas Gandhi   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Sunny on August 03, 2010, 08:31:02 PM
 :ecsmileIjust looked at a video that made me smile.........I saw it on FB. Hopefully you all can see it by going to www.wimp.com and go to baby moose in sprinkler.
After all that we have experienced with Phoe this is precious........
Sunny :heart :heart :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on August 03, 2010, 08:39:14 PM
Welcome to the forum, Sunny.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on August 03, 2010, 08:52:45 PM
Hello Sunny and welcome. Enjoy your time here. We have a great Reference Center (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?board=26.0)

This is the direct link to the baby moose video    http://www.wimp.com/babymoose/ (http://www.wimp.com/babymoose/)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: smallwingedone on August 04, 2010, 08:42:48 PM
Sulang...very nice video...should come in a children's book...beautiful pictures there...thanks for sharing that
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: marjy2u on August 05, 2010, 01:21:29 PM
The baby moose video is outstanding!  What a pleasure to watch!  :eclove
Title: Re: Sites to watch the forest fires situations
Post by: hawkfyre on August 06, 2010, 09:24:15 PM
For anyone interested while the issue is going on.... some links regarding the forest fire situations in BC.

http://www.bcwildfire.ca (http://www.bcwildfire.ca)  Main Forestry - Fire Resources site for BC
http://www.bcairquality.com/index.html (http://www.bcairquality.com/index.html)   Air Quality readings and reports
http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/planning-your-trip/closures.aspx (http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/planning-your-trip/closures.aspx)   BC Recreation Sites and Trails notice of closures (has information on BC trails at the home page)
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/index.html (http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/index.html)  BC Parks site with links to the camping reservation systems and maps/pic's of the parks too.

Facebook sites for watching the forest fire situation.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/BCForestFireInfo (http://www.facebook.com/#!/BCForestFireInfo)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cranbrook-BC/Strategic-Fire-Control/109131635793404?ref=ts&__a=10& (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cranbrook-BC/Strategic-Fire-Control/109131635793404?ref=ts&__a=10&)


 :heart :binocs


Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on August 13, 2010, 04:34:24 PM
Bring the popcorn, it is movie night with Doug this evening at 6 pm Nest Time - 'A Sea Monster'.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on August 13, 2010, 04:52:17 PM
BBE, for those of us not in the immediate vicinity  :ecsad.. can you please explain...  :puzzled2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on August 13, 2010, 05:08:43 PM
Hi Laurad,

Doug has periodically been showing us home movies. He is able to hook the camcorder up so we can watch via the Hornby Eagle cam. So tune into whichever cam link you use to watch Mom and Dad. He won't tell those of us Chat what the movie is off. :eclol

I use  http://www.wildearth.tv/static/wildearth/channels/we_hornby_eagles.html  (http://www.wildearth.tv/static/wildearth/channels/we_hornby_eagles.html)

Hotspot will be made and the link will be posted in Nest Discussion as well as in Doug's Videos from Around Hornby Island  (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=311.0)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on August 14, 2010, 02:26:51 AM
Thanks for explaining, Ann - I had no idea what you were talking about. I do miss a lot due to the time difference - you're all up having fun and partying while I'm in la-la land. Great video of the seal - wow.. never seen one so clearly before and I'm so glad it was all right - at first I thought it was dead. I think it would be fun if Doug gave some live commentary about what he's videoing. What a terrific system he has to switch between the nest and the camcorder. Maybe he can use one of the old nest cams to have a webcam on the big rock or water in front of the house.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 14, 2010, 03:28:52 AM
Laurad, stay tuned...a cam like that may be in the works.   :nod2

Here is the rest of the story about the Elephant Seal:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=45.0
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on August 14, 2010, 03:52:50 AM
TigerL -  :rotf1
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 14, 2010, 05:05:45 AM
That was an excellent movie that Doug showed us last night (13 August/10).  I would have bet money that the seal was dead, but thankfully it wasn't.

Doug, you and Sheila do so much for us.  Thank you! 


"bruner"
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on August 14, 2010, 09:18:31 AM
Changing the subject, I direct you to this post in the Black Eagles of South Africa topic.  This is a strong case for not banding eaglets.  I hope the Black Eagle Project will abandon this practice from now on.

click here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=325.msg23011#msg23011)

 :ecsad
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on August 21, 2010, 12:34:07 PM
My Dear friends,

I am in a reflective mood today. I feel a bit of Autumn in the air. I have been thinking about all the wonderful moments we have had in the chat and watching the cam. I watched/lurked some back in 2006 and started joining in earnest after the eggs were laid in 2009.

What a blessed time it has been. I have said this in the chat, but I want to share my thoughts here. I am a different person since I met Mom & Dad, their babies and you! I handle every part of my life differently. I liked me before I found the eagles. I really did, and I felt like I was a strong human being.  I am married to a rehabber that resigned his position and retired from the blessed work 12 years ago. And living in the country, many wildlife have been nursed to health and helped to transition during his retirement – songbirds, beavers, squirrels, raccoons, mink, rats, mice, moles, voles and a number of reptiles. I would squirm when he took bugs he found in the house outside and gently put them on plants or in a safe place. :ecsmile

I now call him to take the bugs outside – no, I am not that progressed that I pick up spiders and take them outside myself…  :nope

We always cared about the earth. We watched our consumption and were aware of our responsibility to green. We recycled, but now we recycle with gusto and even compost. We make our own bark, pull non-native plants, grow more and eat better. I learned to make breads that are much more healthier. I even eat fruit now (I did not eat any fruit before eagles). I am more gentle in my conversations with others but take great exception to anything that harms those of us on Mother Earth. I watch our consumption of oil. Yesterday when we found a little mouse in our home (where in the past I would have wanted Mr. Raj to trap it and get it out of here and we would have had an argument about the “God’s little creature”), I sat still and watched him snacking on something he found on the floor and Mr. chased him all over and was able to take him safely outside. Afterall, we do have Alex the cat. In the past I would have encouraged Alex to “do his cat thing.”

We do share this earth with all creatures and I am more aware of that.

I have learned so much from YOU! There are too many of you to mention here and I am sure that I will miss a few names… So, please know that I am thankful to the Eagles and You, my teachers. I am thankful to Doug and Sheila and the HEG members. Some of them give to us day and night. I am thankful to those who sustain the website, moderate and share here in the forum, for the 24 hour cam operation, for the observations and the chat. I am thankful to all the volunteers that tirelessly give of their time to us. I marvel in the chat at the meticulous care from key members that bold their type and reach out to us in instruction and support. We have witnessed the healing of members of the chat and many wildlife. We have witnessed the miracles of life and seen death.

I love with all my heart Mom and Dad. I will miss them when they fly North and stay here and in the chat until they return for next season. I will forever miss Echo and Phoenix. I am thankful with every fiber of my being for their short lives. They showed me a determination for living each day that cannot be measured.

I am different and I think you are also. I just wanted to share my transition and THANK YOU for it all!!

I am still, however, working on the meatloaf recipe!!!

Love,
Rajame
 :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 21, 2010, 12:56:03 PM
Rajame, thank you for trusting us enough to share what is in your heart.  As I read it, it feels as if we're sitting here together and you are giving us a gift by "letting us in."   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on August 21, 2010, 01:01:46 PM
Thank you Tigerlady. This is a great place to be!  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on August 21, 2010, 01:05:32 PM
Awwww I'm in awe of your growth, your willingness to share.
Thank you for being you :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on August 21, 2010, 01:07:37 PM
Hey, you changed your avatar....
Who's the hip chick? lol
And... I have a meatloaf recipe for you  :ecwink
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on August 21, 2010, 01:11:20 PM
Oh emc,

I better change my Avatar back. I needed an avatar for Sassy Pants, but I will put back Rajame Reflective later today.  :ecwink

Hugs,
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on August 21, 2010, 01:25:12 PM
Both of your avatars are beautiful.  Yes, this one does have "attitude" lol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on August 21, 2010, 04:16:11 PM
Well, I didn't quite see the other avatar, but what you wrote was really lovely, from the heart and echoes a lot of what we all feel, I am sure. I think that we have everyone to thank for what we have achieved, no one person more than another and I too am so glad to have been a part of this journey. Thank you, Rajame, for putting it all into words.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on August 21, 2010, 04:43:45 PM
((((Laurad))))  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on August 21, 2010, 05:38:33 PM
Thank you Rajame for putting into words what I think we all feel. One can't help but be changed by watching the eagles, joining the chat, and chatting here with friends and making new friends.

Thanks to all those who have touched our lives, hearts and being here over the past year.  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 22, 2010, 04:23:07 AM
Rajame ~

Thank you for your comments.  You have expressed in words what so many of us feel, and like BBE says, "one can't help but be changed by watching the eagles, joining the chat, and chatting here with friends and making new friends".  I agree with all that you wrote Rajame and to see it in words, makes me sit back and realize how fortunate I am to be part of this!

Thanks.

"bruner"
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: knitmaster on August 22, 2010, 09:41:26 AM
Thank you, raj, from the bottom of my heart for writing from the bottom of yours!  I think all lot of us have been changed to one degree or another by the lives of Mom, Dad, Phoenix, Hope, and Echo.  I look at nature with enlightened eyes.  I see the relationships that have grown on the chat and I've seen the frustrations that can happen when the numbers of chatters has grown with its increasing publicity.  With you, I thank all who are involved so deeply.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on August 22, 2010, 12:30:18 PM
Thank you all for your comments. Those words just flew off my fingers yesterday. I agree with you BBE, we cannot help but be changed. My hugs to you Knit and Bruner, we are enlightened.  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Thumper66 on August 22, 2010, 02:24:40 PM
I am not sure if this is the appropriate place to put this post...however, I LOVE THE NEW "OUR NATURE ZONE" LOOK.  The top of the page has been changed to include not only mom and dad Hornby, but to encompass the ever-growing interests of the people who frequent the forum.  Thank you so much to the person or persons who made the change.  I love it.   :heart :heart

Come out, come out...whoever you are.  Stand up and take a bow.   :binocs
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: sparkie on August 23, 2010, 09:59:10 AM
HI  to all. 
            I  just  got  back  from  a wonderful weekend  with  family and friends.
In catching  up in all  I missed. ( I am amazed  at how  much I did  miss this amazing Place ). Thank  you rajame  for you  thoughts  . They  were inspiring.
Your  words  echo  what  a lot  of us  feel . We  are among   friends here.
    I  truly  love  our  new  "Heading "  for  nature zone .Thanks  to  whoever  :investigate2 :nod2 had the  inspiration to  think of it .
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 23, 2010, 10:03:35 AM
Hello sparkie:

Isn't it wonderful what a weekend with family and friends can do for the soul.  It's good to take a trip...change of scenery...every so often.
But, all said, we did miss you!  Glad you have you back again.

Will see you on the chat!

"bruner"
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on August 23, 2010, 10:17:05 AM
Raj. :heart

A lot of people were involved with the new banner too many to mention, one of the cool things is if you click on the banner it takes you back to the home page, note also Laurad added in the News section just above the green bar.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on August 24, 2010, 10:22:54 AM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Other%20birds/NuttingsFlycatcher.jpg)
Nutting’s Flycatcher

In the birding world, many a friendship has been tested over the identification of a bird... 

If you are a serious birder, you will enjoy this book:  The Big Year (http://www.amazon.com/Big-Year-Tale-Nature-Obsession/dp/B001O9CHPW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1282670264&sr=8-1) by Mark Obmascik.  Here’s an excerpt:

Suddently somebody hollered:  “I’ve got the bird!”

He ran.  His binoculars slapped his chest.  What if the bird flew off?  His cross-continent hut closed to its lst hundred yards.  His stomach knotted.  He ran harder.

Bird still there?

Slow down!

Now he was close.  The last thing he wanted ws to scare it off.  Gasping, sweating, heart pounding, he edged ahead on tiptoes.

Twenty feet in front of him was Craig Roberts.  Twenty feet in front of Roberts was a drab bird perching and darting among the thicket.  He quickly positioned himself with the sun at his back and raised his binoculars.  He kew Roberts, a gifted scout of obscure species, was unlikely to misidentify the bird.  Still, the Nutting’s Flycatcher did look strinkingly similar to the Ash-throted Flycatcher, a far more common bird.  Like a copy homing in on a stakeout suspect, he hurriedly searched for the distinguishing characteristics – a browner face, rounder head, shorter bill, yellower belly.

Then the bird sang.

“wheek.”

That call clinched it….

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on August 24, 2010, 11:03:00 AM
Beautiful bird, i think all birds are beautiful, don't know why some think they're drab as they all are so amazing. Birds see different than people do so to the brighter colored males (in a lot of cases) the females must look beautiful to them. :nod2 :biggrin3

Looks like a fun bird book to read, i'll keep my eye out for it.

eta wonder if he's singing or if his little crop is full of flies. :heart is that what their called on passerines too?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 24, 2010, 12:45:36 PM
And you left us hanging on that story about finding "the bird," Beans! :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on August 24, 2010, 11:12:44 PM
Well, he found the bird!  Now you need to read the book....
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on August 24, 2010, 11:15:03 PM
This is a story that is both sweet and sad...

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Miscellany/PortraitsoftheFallen.jpg)

An artist named Kaziah Hancock paints portraits of fallen soldiers free of charge for their families as part of Project Compassion.

click here: Portraits of the Fallen (http://www.militarytimes.com/multimedia/video/?bcrefid=866157386#/Iraq/Portraits+of++the+Fallen/57707019001/58795775001/51748824001)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on August 25, 2010, 01:14:20 AM
Very touching, beans, thank you. Fantastic artist and it always amazes me how one person can produce so much art in their lifetime.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 25, 2010, 02:44:43 AM
Beans, that truly is a bittersweet story.  She is a very talented and compassionate artist to do so many beautiful paintings with no thought of her own gain!  Wow!  :heart

Thank you for sharing it with us.   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 25, 2010, 03:39:56 AM
Good Morning Beans:

Nice to read a "good" story.  There's so much sadness in the world.  Kaziah Hancock must be touching the hurting hearts of many.  God Bless her!

"bruner"
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: sparkie on August 25, 2010, 05:34:43 AM
     Thanks  you  beans  for sharing  this  information .Kaziah Hancock  looks  like a vey  good  artist . God  bless her  for  doing this  :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Zor on August 25, 2010, 08:13:14 AM
Hello everyone.

I do not know if this is a proper place to ask a question.
All I know is that I am in the general chat and I think the last posting.

I went to the tutorial to find out where pictures can be posted and how to do it.

I only saw someting about using external sites. I know of some sites accepting direct uploads from our computer to the site without having to post where anyone can see the pics. Like Utube and flicker and / or whatever.

What is the procedure to upload pictures directly like in some other websites ?

Thanks de zor


Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: knitmaster on August 25, 2010, 08:47:36 AM
Hi Zor,
Let me tell you how I do it.  I established a Photobucket account and upload selected pictures there.  When I want to post a picture on the chat, I open the picture I want from Photobucket and copy the the link. Folks like some indication of what it is you're posting, so I write in a brief description then hit space bar 4 times (I was told to do that, so I do) then copy the link into chat.  That's how I do it!  Hope this helps!
Title: Re: Just Chat photos
Post by: bruner on August 25, 2010, 10:15:24 AM
Hi zor:

Like you, I am still learning....!  I have no idea if this will work or if it's too large, but I thought I'd give it a try:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4926510467_d485ec51e5_m.jpg
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 25, 2010, 10:16:58 AM
Well, I got the "link" to post but not the photo unless one click on the link first.  Now...back to the drawing board.....

"bruner"
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on August 25, 2010, 10:23:46 AM
What is the procedure to upload pictures directly like in some other websites ?

Hello Zor. I'm afraid there is no facility to upload directly to the Forum.

All images need to be hosted on another site and then linked to, in order to display them here. There are many that provide this service for free, such as Photobucket, Flickr, etc. Good luck.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 25, 2010, 10:26:56 AM
I used flick to post the photo of the strawberries and chose "medium" size.   Is that suitable?  Now to figure  out how to make the photo post rather than the link.........

"bruner"
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 25, 2010, 10:54:11 AM
Bruner, in the "Tutorials" topic here in the forum, you'll find detailed instructions about how to move a photo from either Flickr or Photobucket and paste it in the place you choose in the forum.  The "medium" size is the best size for posting a regular photo and the "small" size for posting pictures that accompany a jigsaw puzzle link.

Try that first and then ask again if you still are having trouble.  A HEG member will be happy to help further, if you need it.   :ecsmile

Zor, this forum isn't like YouTube.  It doesn't allow direct posting of photos.  We have to import a photo from a photo-hosting site like Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa or several others.  We wish it could be different, but that is how the system is set up by the company that "hosts" this forum.   :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: birdvoyer on August 25, 2010, 11:27:51 AM
Hi Zor,

If I am understanding you correctly, you wish to post only a picture and not post a link to all of your pictures. I use a site called ImageShack. Their link is www.imageshack.us . There you will upload just the photo that you would like to share from your computer. Once it uplads to the imageshack site, there will be several different type links. I use the "direct link" by left click one time on the link, then right click one time and select "copy." In the forum, find the topic where you want to post your photo, click "reply." When the window opens, select the button above the text box that looks like a little painting (next to the YouTube button). Where the cursor is blinking between the image brackets, is where you will "paste" your image from your "edit" drop down menu (or you can again right click and select "paste"). Then click preview to see if it posted correctly.

Hope this is more the option that you were looking for and I have explained it clearly enough for you. Good luck. I would love to see your garden.  
Title: Re: Just Chat photos
Post by: Blue on August 25, 2010, 12:38:15 PM
Hi zor:

Like you, I am still learning....!  I have no idea if this will work or if it's too large, but I thought I'd give it a try:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4926510467_d485ec51e5_m.jpg


bruner,

Highlight the url you have posted, then click on the Insert Image button, second from left at the Reply box, and it will post.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4926510467_d485ec51e5_m.jpg)

Or you can manually add the img codes.  I think Image Shack puts them there for you so you don't need to use the Insert Image button here.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on August 25, 2010, 04:50:24 PM
Yes, exactly how to post a picture here depends on which hosting source you use.  It would be good to have a tutorial for the image shack.  We have them for flicker and photobucket and photobox (a UK source). It may also depend if you are using a PC or a MAC. 

Sorry things aren't the same for every person. Wouldn't that be great!!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on August 25, 2010, 04:52:00 PM
Speaking of tutorials.  Some have been updated in the last day or so. And there are some brand new ones for the new people to the forum. Hope it helps lots. 
Introduction to This Forum.
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=443.msg24773#msg24773
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 25, 2010, 05:31:43 PM
(http://)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on August 25, 2010, 05:51:29 PM
bruner,

I just checked your post above, and you didn't put the url of your picture there.  You have to highlight the url that you had in your post earlier, then click on the Insert Image button.

The url is missing.  

Put the url for your strawberries in your post then drag your mouse across it to highlight it, then click on the Image button.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4926510467_d485ec51e5_m.jpg
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on August 25, 2010, 05:52:58 PM
bruner once you post your picture link copy it & then press the insert image icon above, another words put your link between [img]pic link/url {/img]

{ should be [  needed to change it to show example, otherwise it would have posted the X

snap blue
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on August 26, 2010, 09:10:56 AM
Napa-Sonoma marsh restoration’s last phase begins

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Conservation%20and%20Preservation/mapofwetlandsrestoration.jpg)

Scooping up a heaping load of black mud, an excavator ripped through a 100-year-old earthen barrier between the Napa River and a 1,400-acre swath of former salt ponds Wednesday afternoon, marking the final step in one of the largest wetlands restoration projects in U.S. history.

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Conservation%20and%20Preservation/amphibiousexcavatorsbreachthelevees.jpg)

Several years from now, migratory birds, native grasses, salmon and steelhead are expected to ply the briny marshes, along with human visitors drawn to its hiking trails, duck stands and boating channels, experts say.

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Conservation%20and%20Preservation/WhitePelicansswim.jpg)

On Wednesday, scores of planners, politicians, environmentalists and biologists gathered on a hillock near American Canyon to christen the last piece of the Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area Restoration Project, a $25 million, decadeslong effort to re-establish a thriving tidal plain amid what had been vast salt evaporation facilities operated by agri-business giant Cargill.

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Conservation%20and%20Preservation/sandpipersinthewetlands.jpg)
 
Since the early 1990s, about 5,000 acres have been restored under the auspices of the California Department of Fish and Game, Ducks Unlimited, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other groups.

Read more here (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/08/26/MN0F1F3CBK.DTL#ixzz0xjEMpN6p)



Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on August 26, 2010, 09:17:07 AM
This is such good news!  Years in the planning, the final work is under way.  Wetlands restoration is key to a good ecosystem.  I wish other countries would do more.  Unfortunately, many houses have been built in drained wetlands.  In areas impacted by hurricanes,  wetlands can be a buffer between the land and the ocean.



Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 26, 2010, 09:31:26 AM
That's very good news about the wetlands restoration project, Beans.  Thanks for posting it for us to read.   :ecsmile

I'm happy that California has a number of projects like that in various parts of the state.  There are several in So. California, too, and we need them.  So much of the land has been developed, but there still are a few places that can be reclaimed.   :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: sparkie on August 26, 2010, 10:32:53 AM
HI  Wonderful  news  beans  .
You guys are fantastic  . I  am  waiting to  see you do your strawberrys picture insert Bruner . You succeed and I will try . I am  following  very  closely lol :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on August 26, 2010, 01:53:19 PM
That's very good news about the wetlands restoration project, Beans.  Thanks for posting it for us to read.   :ecsmile

I'm happy that California has a number of projects like that in various parts of the state.  There are several in So. California, too, and we need them.  So much of the land has been developed, but there still are a few places that can be reclaimed.   :nod2

There's a water reclamation project behind my son's home in Southern California. When I walk the grand-puppy along the trail, I often see a pair of Snowy Egrets who fish there.   :biggrin6
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 26, 2010, 06:10:58 PM
For Bruner: to post a photo on this forum...

When you copy and paste a link of a photo in the forum, the next step is to look above the reply/comment box where you are typing and there are rows of icons/buttons.  

On the bottom row, left side, there is one that you will need (to the right of the YouTube button).
It's an image (IMG) button.

Run your mouse over the link, to highlight it.

Click the IMG button once.

Click on "Preview" (underneath the "reply/comments box.")

If the picture shows up, click "Post."
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on August 27, 2010, 01:04:12 AM
bruner, the Forum cannot see into your computer, no matter how hard you try. The link you posted is to a photo on your computer. You need to open an account with a Free image hosting company like Photobucket or Flickr. Once you have done that you can "upload" the image to your account. "Upload" is the same as saying "copy". You are copying your image to a place on the internet where we can all share your picture. You cannot "upload" to this Forum. Some Forums do have that facility, but we don't.

The only exception to that is the Avatar. All Avatars ARE stored in the Forum site. I think you wanted to change your Avatar, you need to have one ready to upload to the Forum, make it about 100x100 pixels, then go into your Profile settings to upload the new one.

Once the picture you want to share with us has been uploaded you will need to copy the "address" which is also called the "URL" and paste it here in the Forum. The address will be something like

"http: //www .photobucket.com/brunerspics/image1.jpg"

(I included some spaces in there which should not be there, but if I left them, then the Forum software would think I had put a genuine address, which I have not - I made it up).

You then need to follow TigerLady's instructions to create the correct URL for displaying the picture on the Forum, i.e., it will then need the "img" tags either end, so it will end up looking something like this, (but without the spaces):

[img ]http: //www .photobucket.com/brunerspics/image1.jpg"[ /img]

What you need to understand is that the picture you are trying to share must be somewhere on the internet, not on your computer, you need to copy it to somewhere like Photobucket and then share the "address" with us.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: marjy2u on August 27, 2010, 02:44:18 AM
I'm just curious, since I don't really have anything specific I want to post at the moment, but do you really have to copy and paste the URL here, or can you (as I do in other forums) right-click and "Copy" your image in Photobucket and then "Paste" the image in the text box here?  Out of curiosity, I'm going to try it, because it's so easy that way ...

Okay, apparently that doesn't work here, so I'm just trying out Tigerlady's directions ...  Okay, preview looks good. Thanks!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v521/dragons_sigs/Cookie/SnagsNtags/Blinkies/eaglegliding.gif)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on August 27, 2010, 05:20:13 AM
[IMG]http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/

Hi bruner well done for trying. Unfortunately you haven't copied the full address. It should end in something like this..

/albums/bruner/mypic.jpg

.jpg indicates that it is a picture. You then need to end the sentence with the closing Image Tag, i.e.,[ /img] (without the space).
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 27, 2010, 05:37:28 AM
I'm just curious, since I don't really have anything specific I want to post at the moment, but do you really have to copy and paste the URL here, or can you (as I do in other forums) right-click and "Copy" your image in Photobucket and then "Paste" the image in the text box here?  Out of curiosity, I'm going to try it, because it's so easy that way ...

Okay, apparently that doesn't work here, so I'm just trying out Tigerlady's directions ...  Okay, preview looks good. Thanks!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v521/dragons_sigs/Cookie/SnagsNtags/Blinkies/eaglegliding.gif)

 :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 27, 2010, 06:19:06 AM
Tigerlady105

Thanks for your help in how to modify an existing posting.  Now, is there a way that I can delete a posting.....one that didn't turn out as it should...or am I allowed to do that?

"bruner"

ps....I still am having problems posting photos, but I'm getting closer.....will keep playing with it.  Seems to me that last challenge is getting the url......don't waste time with me...I'll suddenly get one of those "light bulb" moments.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 27, 2010, 06:45:20 AM
Hi Bruner...keeping working away at it and you'll catch on.  It takes careful reading and not missing any step or keystroke...computers are NOT forgiving!   :eceek

Only an Admin. can delete a whole comment box.  You can delete the contents and post a note like the example I posted below so an Admin. knows you want them to do that:


Admin:  please delete this post.

They will do it when they check this topic/thread.   :ecsmile

 :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 27, 2010, 07:06:31 AM
Thanks for that tigerlady105

"bruner"
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 27, 2010, 07:13:58 AM
Bruner, you're very welcome!  I'm glad that it was helpful.   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 27, 2010, 10:28:39 AM
(http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/43844/2963154910106711483S200x200Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2963154910106711483gKZkrl)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: madrona on August 27, 2010, 10:35:05 AM
Congratulations Bruner!  You did it!   :clap  What a cute picture!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on August 27, 2010, 10:36:33 AM
Hooray, bruner!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 27, 2010, 10:38:33 AM
Bruner bows and bows again......thank you!  Still....have lots to learn but will keep at it.

Your help is amazing.

"bruner"
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 27, 2010, 10:40:32 AM
Yay, Bruner!!!  Way to Go!!  :clap   :whistle   :chuckle
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 27, 2010, 10:43:37 AM
(http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/76/176/0/1/50/2408001500106711483GbgsNR_th.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 27, 2010, 11:07:28 AM
It's fun, isn't it, Bruner?!   :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on August 27, 2010, 11:32:01 AM
bruner, I wonder if you realise that your first picture is a clickable thumbnail - that means you post a small picture which, when clicked on, opens a larger version of the same picture. The second picture is rather small and does not click through to a larger image, though. Well done, though.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 27, 2010, 11:32:14 AM
ha ha tigerlady105.....

I think the first photo was a better size.....I'll keep at it.  The site I'm using is:  http://www.webshots.com/  Someone mentioned that site a short time ago so I thought I'd investigate.....

Whether it's any easier the Flickr and/or Photo Bucket, I don't know, but it's the only one I seemed to be able to get to work.  I may try the others later.

If anyone else has more suggestions, I'd love to read them.

Bye now.....T.G.I.F.  !!

"bruner"
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 27, 2010, 11:52:01 AM
http://inlinethumb01.webshots.com/8704/2340249750106711483S200x200Q85.jpg(http://[img])[/img]
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 27, 2010, 12:02:10 PM
Bruner, for some reason, the first part of the  img code at the beginning of your post was left off.  Here it is with that part and the [] added:

(http://inlinethumb01.webshots.com/8704/2340249750106711483S200x200Q85.jpg)

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 27, 2010, 12:07:21 PM
Thank you tigerlady!  I see now that every dot and dash is very important.

"bruner"
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 27, 2010, 12:18:36 PM
Bruner, you're welcome!  Yes, every keystroke must be there!   :chuckle
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: sparkie on August 28, 2010, 01:51:06 PM
Yipee  Bruner  ,
                      You  did a wonderful job. The  picture is soooo  cute  . I am very  proud   of  you .  Great job  :thumbup: :ecinnocent
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on August 29, 2010, 09:51:32 PM
Bruner, your Doggie is so cute and looks just like my grandpuppy!!!  Oh, and the Alium in the flower picture is spectacular. One of my favorites. Congratulations  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on August 30, 2010, 10:14:17 AM
URGENT!  I ask all of you with YouTube sites to sign in and flag this video!

Geese Meet Taser

How to flag this video

1) click on the little flag under the video window, to the right
2) under "Report this video as inappropriate," in the "select a reason" window, scroll down to "violent or repulsive content" and select "animal abuse" on the right
3) click on the new window "flag this video."

This is not the first video I've flagged.  I've seen several others and have rallied friends to flag them.  All of them were taken down by YT.

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRkhwkszGWs&feature=related)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dizzymom70 on August 30, 2010, 10:50:42 AM
Beans-I went there to flag the video and it has been removed. Good work!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on August 30, 2010, 12:09:38 PM
Sounds like ever who would do such a cruel thing should be tasered & thrown in jail. I'll never understand how some can be so mean & thoughtless.

Taking down their video isn't going to teach them a lesson or get them to stop, i sure hope they at least get a letter from YT also.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 30, 2010, 12:19:47 PM
Good work, Beans and Hornby Eagle Friends!  Together, we can make a difference... :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: sparkie on August 31, 2010, 08:24:06 AM
   Good  work  Beans  . Glad you  caught  this  . Yes together we can make a difference .  Tar and feathering is too good  grrrr  and I am not a violent person  :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: wog on September 01, 2010, 07:04:52 PM
I just recieved my "Feather for Phoenix" in the mail today.I am truly humbled and honored to have such a beautiful memory of our Phoenix.Her spirit will soar over Hornby forever............                                                                                                                                                  A special thanks to M.W. Moore for his generosity and thoughtfulness........                                                                                                                                                   Phoenix.. I think of you often..and smile  :)                                                                         
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on September 01, 2010, 07:46:53 PM
 :wub Wog,  thank you for letting us know it arrived.  A beautiful remembrance for you.  :ecsmile

And a BIG  welcome to the forum. 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 01, 2010, 10:31:18 PM
That's wonderful, Wog!  Welcome to the ONZ forum!   :ecsmile It's so nice of you to have such a lovely piece of jewelry and it is for a good cause, too... 

I hope you enjoy being here with us.   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on September 06, 2010, 12:24:18 PM
If you enjoy photos, videos, and stories about new born animals, you will like this site:

http://www.zooborns.com/

 :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on September 10, 2010, 07:45:21 PM
This week my son found out that there is "Toxic Black Mold" in his apartment, which has caused an illness in one of his roommates, so we've been moving them all out. The report identified the mold as "Aspergillus."  Wasn't that the same one that Phoenix had?  The experts who are helping my son said they found the same thing when they were cleaning up after Hurricane Katrina. It's usually caused by excessive moisture.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 10, 2010, 07:57:11 PM
Yes, Faerie, but there are quite a few different sub-species of Aspergiillus.  They should ID which one it is and have a company that specializes in mold removal do it safely (hazardous-mold removal procedures), as you probably already know.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 10, 2010, 08:18:30 PM
Since so many of us are having trouble with signing in, registering, etc., it probably would be a good idea to just not try to do any of those things until at least tomorrow...or until WildEarth can sort it all out for us.   :ecsmile

You might like to try some of our ONZ forum jigsaw puzzles, made from our members' and relatives' nature-related photos (with their permission).

ONZ forum Jigsaw Puzzles for Nature Fans:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=135.0

Enjoy!  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on September 11, 2010, 04:42:58 AM
Faerie, how awful for your son and roommates.  Hope the roommate recovers quickly and well.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Punkinhead on September 11, 2010, 05:23:30 AM
Good Morning Fellow Hornby Friends!!  You probably all think I've "flown the coop" since I haven't been in the chat much this summer but trust me I think of you all and miss you too!!  I have had a busy summer - Mom visited for a month, I've taken up golf in a BIG WAY, and our daughter had her renewal of vows ceremony last weekend which took a lot of planning and preparing.  Except for the fact that they renewed their vows rather than making them (they were married on March 20, 2009, at city hall) it was a regular wedding ceremony.  You see our daughter married Melanie, so now we have 2 daughters, and they wanted to celebrate their marriage surrounded by family and friends this time.  It was a wonderful day, much more than any of us could have anticipated, and the girls were gorgeous!!  Some of you who are my FB friends may have seen a few of the photos!! 
I have a busy week coming up too as I have to get packed and ready for our trip to Vancouver on the 19th!!  Hubby has some business there but we also have a couple of 'free' days and plan to explore the Sunshine Hwy, one of the few remaining places in BC we haven't yet seen!!  I wish I could get to Hornby this trip but sadly no time... hopefully next trip out I'll finally get there!! 
Fingers crossed for you all that the "mess" in the chat room gets straightened out ASAP and I look forward to seeing you all there again soon!!    :ecsmile 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on September 11, 2010, 06:02:02 AM
 :eclove welcome back punkinhead!!! wow, hope you enjoy your trip to Vancover!! Soooo close   :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Mary Jane on September 11, 2010, 11:14:13 AM
This isn't quite the same as a chat room, but you are sure welcome to use it while the chat rooms are being worked on  :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on September 11, 2010, 12:14:27 PM
A big welcome to all the ones from chat!!  :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on September 11, 2010, 01:56:27 PM
Faerie, how awful for your son and roommates.  Hope the roommate recovers quickly and well.
                 
          Thanks - We're having tests done to see if the other guys have any of the fungus in their lungs. Add this to his list of Life Experiences, huh?
          Tiger, I had a good tutorial on how to handle things my son wanted to keep; as you said, the company that tested for the mold had solutions to use to clean up most things. A lot has had to be pitched, unfortunately. Even that is a complicated process.  He's lucky his Mom is retired  :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on September 11, 2010, 02:15:50 PM
Faerie, I'm sure he appreciates all of your help.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on September 11, 2010, 03:19:07 PM
We have a new Conservation and Preservation forum here: 

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?board=31.0

Please feel free to comment in the new threads.  :)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 11, 2010, 03:35:24 PM
Faerie, it looks as if your son and you have some challenges, but you're certainly taking the precautions that are important.  We had a mold problem in some of the areas of the school where I taught and I remember seeing the men in white "space suits," coming and going underneath the building and being very careful.   :nod2

I hope that he will feel better and that none of the others have it in their lungs. :ecnono  Please keep us updated.

 :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on September 13, 2010, 03:08:38 PM
I have a question, which seems to be "General Chat" more than anything else ... and I've tried to figure out the answer but can't seem to ...

What happened on August 11, 2010, at 10:37:52 AM?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on September 13, 2010, 03:22:14 PM
That is a very good valid question. It is shown as the day with the most people on line at a time on our forum. I went to our Nest Discussion Topic to check for the answer, (can't trust this memory. lol)  Here is the link:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=11.msg22623#msg22623

It was the announcement of the final autopsy report on Phoenix.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on September 13, 2010, 07:11:39 PM
emc, thank you so much. I wasn't around during that time so missed the moment and then couldn't figure out how to search by date. But that makes sense - thanks.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Sunny on September 13, 2010, 07:37:11 PM
Off the immediate subject, which is pertinent. I just wanted all to know that I just receive my second shipment from CafePress. All I can say is WOW thankyou Booni
for those great pictures that CafePress has placed on the different items available.
I think the quality is outstanding. Well worth the price. I initially ordered the 2 versions of Phoenix and followed up with Ma and Pa Hornby. Do not hesitate to order if intersested.  :eclove :thumbup:
Sunny :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on September 13, 2010, 07:44:43 PM
Thank you Sunny! That is a great vote of confidence! You are so nice to write it here!

 Rajame
:heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Sunny on September 13, 2010, 07:51:23 PM
Rajame
I could not miss telling people about CafePress. I would scream it from Roof tops
if it would help. Great work by all :ecsmile
Sunny :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on September 13, 2010, 07:53:49 PM
Nice   :ecsmile :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 13, 2010, 09:22:46 PM
They do have very good quality and service, Sunny!  I agree.   :ecsmile   

And Mojo has done a great job on the designs... :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on September 13, 2010, 10:30:58 PM
Sunny, I could agree more I got my two orders one Fri. and the other today ( Mon.) and I couldn't have been more pleased!!! Lovely t-shirts, mugs-- not sure if I want to drink out of them!! lol, and I am very happy with the pics, quality, and the service. :biggrin3
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on September 20, 2010, 09:46:02 AM
A Pause for Beauty

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Barn%20Owls/th_BarnOwlWindow.jpg) (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Barn%20Owls/BarnOwlWindow.jpg)
click me

Barn Window, Night Owl
By Roderick MacIver

Click here:  A Pause for Beauty from Heron Dance (http://clicks.skem1.com/preview/?c=3766&g=664&p=e78cf26b135d9d1f4e017d5061c7a2fb&utm_source=contactology&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PFB358)

If you subscribe to the site, you will receive occasional emails with beautiful artwork you can purchase or just enjoy on the website.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: birdvoyer on September 20, 2010, 10:31:49 AM
Thank you beans. This is beautiful! I wish that I could afford an original but even just to look at, this artworks is stunning. I might order one of the sketch pads for my daughter, the art student.  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on September 20, 2010, 01:03:03 PM
Beautiful work. Some more realistic, some more fanciful.  A nice variety to enjoy.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 20, 2010, 01:59:33 PM
A Pause for Beauty

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Barn%20Owls/th_BarnOwlWindow.jpg) (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Barn%20Owls/BarnOwlWindow.jpg)
click me

Barn Window, Night Owl
By Roderick MacIver

Click here:  A Pause for Beauty from Heron Dance (http://clicks.skem1.com/preview/?c=3766&g=664&p=e78cf26b135d9d1f4e017d5061c7a2fb&utm_source=contactology&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PFB358)

If you subscribe to the site, you will receive occasional emails with beautiful artwork you can purchase or just enjoy on the website.


Beans,  Thank you for introducing us to Heron Dance.  It has many beautiful paintings and his writing is very interesting, too.  I just spent quite a bit of time there.   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on September 20, 2010, 02:00:35 PM
A friend told me  about A Pause for Beauty a while ago...his artwork is wonderful... I love seeing the new pictures...but could never afford them...note cards is a good idea, they can be framed...
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on September 20, 2010, 02:04:20 PM
Note cards are a good way to go.  Still can enjoy the beauty, and at a price one can afford.  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: momola on September 22, 2010, 01:50:30 PM


                     -     okay, this is my very first post here on the forum.   yay for me (if it works!).

have been reading on the forum for many months now, decided it was time to join, which for me, only goes to prove once again that we are never to old learn new things.   (well that is if this works!)

i am so anticipating the arrival of mom & dad again at the nest.   how wonderful it will be to hear those cries, see them fly again.   what a fantastic difference two birds have made in so many lives.  I use to kind of dread the coming of fall and winter, now with the thoughts of eagles - i am so looking forward to it.

many thanks to everyone who has helped me here and in the chat room.         :hearts

     --  momola/font]
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: birdvoyer on September 22, 2010, 02:37:36 PM
And it worked!!!  :clap

Pssst...there is no such thing as "too old" in this forum.

Welcome momola to the forum. Glad you finally stepped through the door into this wonderful place to read and share all of our wildlife stories, concerns, photos and loves. A little personal stuff greeps in from time to time but you already know that from following along. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have a question....someone will always be here to help happily.


 :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: maggiemoo on September 22, 2010, 03:04:46 PM
Just reading momola's stab at this, and decided to try it myself. 
Took me forever to find the "Reply" button, and I guess it really works. Forum and chat are really an open door for anyone wanting to connect with other people with similar interests. Especially our Mom and Dad and their beautiful addition to our lives. :-)
Must go check the jigsaw puzzles from Tigerlady which I really enjoy doing.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: madrona on September 22, 2010, 03:53:06 PM
Congratulations momola and maggiemoo.  You did well!  And remember, the more you often you post, the easier it becomes.   :ecwink 

If you want to explore the forum and get comfortable here, check out some of the Tutorials under Technical Help and Tutorials.  There are some helpful threads prepared by some of our members, such as Introduction to this Forum:  http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=443.msg24773#msg24773 which is a good starting point.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Thumper66 on September 22, 2010, 07:12:55 PM
Congratulations momola & maggiemoo.  We are so glad to have you join us on the Forum and add your comments, photos and knowledge.  This is a fun place to be.  I hope you like it as much as I do.  Hope to see your posts often.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Sunny on September 22, 2010, 07:51:52 PM
Momla and Maggiemoo
I have recently been where you have been. Welcome...We will continue to learn the ins and outs together. I feel where you are coming from.
Sunny :ecsmile :ecwink
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 22, 2010, 08:35:09 PM
Momola and Maggimoo, welcome to the world of ONZ forum posters!  It's good to see you here with us, now that's you've tried it!    :clap

There are so many threads/topics, you can get a lot of practice!   :chuckle

 :s*

 :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on September 22, 2010, 10:10:16 PM
Momola   Good for you!  I luv your avatar, BTW
Maggiemoo    Today after returning home from a week-long journey I looked up and I THINK I saw one of our resident eagles soaring over the field across the road. Last year they appeared at the end of September here, so about the same time as Hornby, maybe a week earlier. Sooo, I'm thinking it won't be long before Ma and Pa Hornby return! :ecwink :ecwink
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on September 22, 2010, 10:40:15 PM
Welcome Momola and Maggiemoo... so glad you have decided to join us. Hope you enjoy it here as much as I do!!!! :biggrin3
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: kmarie0201 on September 23, 2010, 09:50:10 AM
 :biggrin3 Hi everyone. Going to make a big effort to be apart of the forum as much as I am the apart of the chat box  :biggrin6 so Just saying hi today, Im Kmarie and in chat Im kinda a goof, but in reality my heart is very much in the wild.  constantly keeping a vigilant eye on the birds of prey that come in go in my new territory (SW WA). Its amazing how much you see once your eyes are really open.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on September 23, 2010, 09:56:06 AM
Kmarie and all new posters ... WELCOME to Our Nature Zone!   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 23, 2010, 12:14:28 PM
Welcome, Kmarie!  It's very nice to see that you're posting here, now!  It's a nice way to extend your involvement with the Hornby eagles cam and chat room.   :biggrin6

Please look around and have fun here, with us.   :eclove

If you need help with anything, just ask and someone will be happy to make suggestions and/or 'point you in the right direction.'   :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: kmarie0201 on September 23, 2010, 12:52:24 PM
Well the forum is a little complex and will take some time to get used to.  And I think that is why I have veered away from it in the past, but all things become normal once explored through more.  So thats what im hoping to do.

 You know I spent my whole morning aside from taking care of the kidlets, I spent most of my time doing the jigsaws available.. 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 23, 2010, 01:22:51 PM
Kmarie   :s*
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: maggiemoo on September 23, 2010, 03:24:32 PM
Kmarie, so funny, when I have time and start puzzles, I go all the way back to January in desparation. hahaha! Thanks for the diversion and beautiful photos Tigerlady:-))))
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 23, 2010, 04:31:08 PM
Maggiemoo, you're very welcome.  We've had a great response to the excellent photos our photographer friends kindly share with us!   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: suzy on September 24, 2010, 08:53:46 AM
Just to say hi today and see how forum will work .Cannot wait for Ma and Pa to return and love the new cam- amazing!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on September 24, 2010, 09:43:22 AM
A warm welcome to you suzy!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on September 24, 2010, 01:36:19 PM
It is so nice to see friends from chat posting and joining in on the forum.  :biggrin3. Explore and enjoy!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 24, 2010, 05:21:30 PM
Hi Suzy!  Welcome to the forum.  I hope you'll enjoy looking around and find interesting things to see and do!   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: suzy on September 24, 2010, 05:52:02 PM
Thanks to everyone for such a warm welcome. Your open arms to everyone makes us all feel as if we are home.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 24, 2010, 05:54:26 PM
 :hearts2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: winddancer on September 27, 2010, 04:56:27 AM
Good Morning to all,

I'm smiling to myself because I couldn't find the reply button either.With the new season coming we will be all sharing our joy with Ma & Pa Hornby.I adore and love Eagles like everyone else and looking foward to watching with delight all the happenings around the nest.

I hope to come here and chat more and share my feelings too.I'm full of joy because our resident Eagles(been watching them for 5 yrs) are just back looking over the nest that they are rebuilding.Our season here in Fl for Eagles runs from
October to May.Its amazing that in our small park these Eagles have this nest,I think they are used to us looking at them. They had one eaglet last season,she fell out of the nest just before fledging suffered head trauma and she didn't make it.She was about the age of Phoenix and she was a beauty.

I think my chatting is taking too long,sometimes I get long winded,specially talking about Eagles.Heading down to the Keys this coming week end,hope to chat more with you all.Thank you for having me
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on September 27, 2010, 08:44:29 AM
Winddancer,

Thank you for your post. I can just picture the eagles looking over the nest. How lovely.

Cheering you on for more posts,
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 27, 2010, 11:05:30 AM
Welcome to the forum posting world, Windancer!  We have a lot to see and do here.   :ecsmile

How fortunate to have eagles so close to you.  I'm sorry about the little one.  

Have a great time at the Keys.  It's so beautiful there!  :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: jungleland on September 27, 2010, 04:22:50 PM
Pssst....  Don't tell anyone, my 16 year old daughter is doing the puzzles!   :thumbup:

My husband and daughter are competing to see who is faster.

What fun tigerlady105.  Thanks for doing this!



Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 27, 2010, 05:04:52 PM
That's wonderful, Jungleland...especially since she already has contributed a very nice photo to our puzzle collection! 

 :thumbup:     :s*
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on September 30, 2010, 09:23:01 AM
I have some disturbing, sad news. The U of Victoria was having a problem with feral bunnies as everyone liked them it was decided to catch them, spay & neuter & send them to a refuge. Many people banded together to this. The bunnies were sent to Parrot world in Coombs to hold & ready them for their forever homes which were already arranged. They managed to escape to the next door neighbors, he was furious, so again everyone scrambled to get live traps together, 2 hours later the fellow decided he had had enough & shot 20 rabbits. :eceek :eccry He said they were eating his grass & hay. Which he would have been compensated for.  :mgritted



Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: birdvoyer on September 30, 2010, 09:27:56 AM
  :eccry Awww, how sad passerine. I love bunnies and it sounded as if they had a great plan in place. Some people just don't always feel the same way. Very unfortunate.

 :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: amazedbyeagles on September 30, 2010, 09:34:25 AM
Hi Hornby Friends,
   I miss the zap chat and want to say hello to everyone!  Can't find where everyone is, as WildEarth is quiet this morning....I saw the wonderful video of Brig being released and would love to hear more about it.... and I miss hearing news of eagles returning around Vancouver Island....  I hope you are all well this very fine day!   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: birdvoyer on September 30, 2010, 09:38:43 AM
http://www.hornbyeagles.com/chatpage.htm

Try this link amazed if no one is at the new WildEarth site.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Thumper66 on September 30, 2010, 07:39:36 PM
Passerine.  That makes me so angry!  (I'm take it personally).  I can't imagine that old goat taking his frustrations out on cute little bunnies.  Thanks for your story; I'm just so saddened by the outcome.  So senseless.    :'(  Thumper
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on September 30, 2010, 09:21:50 PM
Thumper  :grouphug2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on October 06, 2010, 11:55:35 AM
A local store has beautiful 2011 eagle photo calendars on sale for only $1.99. Each month's page displays a different, large photo of an eagle. My hubby spied 30 calendars on the store's shelves. He will purchase the calendars in an hour. I will send a free-of-charge calendar to whomever responds to this notice. Send me an email at radioham@earthlink.net
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on October 06, 2010, 12:23:35 PM
How generous and thoughtful snookums and Mr. Snookums.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 06, 2010, 01:06:32 PM
Snookums, thank you for your very kind offer.  Both Mr. Snookums and you are very thoughtful to think of us.   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Sunny on October 06, 2010, 01:11:23 PM
Wow how thoughtful for your thinking and generosiy Mr. and Mrs Snookums
Sunny :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on October 06, 2010, 04:20:02 PM
Many thanks to Snookums and hubby.  Very generous indeed.

BBE
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on October 09, 2010, 04:50:36 PM
I have a question which maybe someone here can answer - didn't know where else to ask it! The third camera that they were hoping to install and that didn't work out because they couldn't find a suitable mount for it - was it an infrared camera? I thought I read somewhere that it was, but can't find it now. Thanks.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dizzymom70 on October 09, 2010, 05:00:44 PM
Yes it was, gzebear. Rap said that Doug may yet install it at his house to view the Peters tree. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on October 09, 2010, 05:23:05 PM
Thanks, dizzymom - I've been away from chat for awhile and while I remember some discussion about the ethics of infrared cameras, I didn't get that they were actually going to put up an infrared camera on this nest - I thought it was a ptz.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: birdvoyer on October 09, 2010, 07:03:06 PM
NM, wrong info here...sorry.  :blush
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dizzymom70 on October 09, 2010, 10:16:19 PM
Hi gzebear-I am not 100% sure, but I think they decided against the tpz cam because of cost, and the logistics of someone to operate it. It will be great if they can work out putting this cam on the Peters Tree, though. :ecinnocent
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on October 13, 2010, 12:03:14 PM
Whoa! Who deleted only-an-egg's post?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on October 13, 2010, 12:03:53 PM
The post was a vicious attack on a person, and that is unacceptable here.

Please read the Rules for this forum (the tab next to the "Home" tab on the top menu)
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?action=rules
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on October 13, 2010, 12:06:02 PM
Can you just delete the part about xxxxxxxx and leave the rest of it?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on October 13, 2010, 12:08:04 PM
gze, the other admins will consult on the post and decide what to do.  In the meantime, I have removed it from public view. I am going to X out the name in your post, also.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on October 13, 2010, 12:18:15 PM
oh sorry, wasn't thinking ...
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Trixie in Ontario on October 13, 2010, 12:43:37 PM
Thank you, NancyM.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on October 13, 2010, 01:30:36 PM
Nancym, you're absolutely right - it was not in compliance with the Rules set up on this Forum.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on October 14, 2010, 03:25:29 PM
Snookums: The eagle calendar arrived  :ecsmile. It's beautiful bald eagle scenes! Thank you very much.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on October 14, 2010, 03:57:57 PM
Snookums: The eagle calendar arrived  :ecsmile. It's beautiful bald eagle scenes! Thank you very much.


 :biggrin6 Glad that you liked it.  I'm framing the cover photo.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on October 14, 2010, 07:32:59 PM
That's a gorgeous pic to frame! As are many in the calendar(dare I say all lol)
 :eclove

Thank Mr Snookums for thinking of us!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: kmarie0201 on October 16, 2010, 08:58:16 AM
Good Morning everyone.  I was just seeing what new puzzles there were. I should start seeing football shapes in the treeline pretty soon here along the Columbia River.  I am very excited for some vivid pictures because last fall I was only using a point n shoot cam, and the still frames for a camcorder I had, ither the resolution was grainy or the zoom wasnt very zoomy.  And on a crisp frozen morning along the riverside, I can only imagine what the eagles will look like.  I was told the golden eagles are brief from now through mid November, and I have noticed the bald eagles from early November to Mid February.  Then theres another group, the nesters that live along the river in march, and then from May on, its the fish chasers.  Then they disappear again till November.  Im getting all antsy pants right now  :investigate2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on October 16, 2010, 10:11:13 AM
Looking forward to that kmarie, Golden Eagles 8) What river?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 16, 2010, 02:32:50 PM
Kmarie, that looks like a wonderful series of birds and other things you can photograph.  Did you get a new camera?   I'm looking forward to seeing what you find!   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: kmarie0201 on October 16, 2010, 03:26:37 PM
There is the Columbia river and then behind me is the Washougal River.  Both have plenty of action.  Last year I would tend to wake up early just as the sun was rising over the foothills, on a clear frozen morning and the fog would sit just over the Columbia river, I could usually find this one pair in the same tree just about every early morning.  They would be facing the river with their heads turned back vigilantly watching, making sure I kept my distance.  I enjoyed those mornings. cannot wait to do it some more, its good exercise too.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on October 16, 2010, 05:10:29 PM
Forgive my ignorance, but I'm over the pond in the UK and I wonder where the Columbia River is.  :ecinnocent
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Thumper66 on October 16, 2010, 06:15:03 PM
Laurad...don't feel bad.  Here's an article and a few pics and maps on the Columbia River.  It's absolutely beautiful and the biggest river in the Northwest US.   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_River
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 16, 2010, 06:56:45 PM
Laurad, it is the river that divides Oregon State from Washington State.  It's beautiful and flows through a lovely canyon/gorge and then out into the Pacific Ocean.

Portland, Oregon is south of the river and Vancouver. Washington is north of the river.  There is a bridge that joins the two states and goes across the river.

My father took us to see the salmon going upstream on the Columbia River and being counted by workers as the fish went through a narrow area.  The counters sat at a special viewing box in order to be able to keep track with a meter. We were on our way to Victoria, B.C. as part of our vacation (I was eight-years old.)   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on October 16, 2010, 07:47:20 PM
Dougs video post tonight please post in the correct spot! Thank You  :eclove
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NihLlNVfPWI
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: kmarie0201 on October 16, 2010, 08:39:11 PM
 :thumbup: And I live east of Vancouver.  Its hard to stay on the road, my eyes just want to follow the skies and look to the tall trees.  Twilight, the movie, has alot of the gorge scenery in it even though the movie takes place in Forks, WA.   
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on October 17, 2010, 03:54:20 AM
Thank you Thumper and TigerLady for explaining about the Columbia River. It sounds truly amazing. I have been to Seattle, but nowhere near the River, to my knowledge. We did buy Salmon in the fish market, though, they packed it really well in ice and we were able to fly it back to the UK.

kmarie - I know what you mean about travelling around with eyes aloft - there's an area not far from me where Kites were reintroduced to the area. Now they thrive and when you drive up the motorway through the countryside and look up you might see one or two, or 20 flying together - they are quite large, not as large as an eagle, but for me they seem huge and magnificent. They have the forked tail.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on October 17, 2010, 11:43:41 AM
cawatchet: thanks for capturing and posting Doug's video.  I couldn't tell if we were seeing sea lions ir otters. Do you have some info re: video?
thanks
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 17, 2010, 02:21:00 PM
He chatted with us briefly before and after showing the video. Apparently they swim in both fresh water and sea water.   :ecsmile   It is so nice when we can talk with him in the chat room!   :eclove

ETA:  <snip> Emc: "...I couldn't tell if we were seeing sea lions ir otters. Do you have some info re: video?"

 :chuckle River Otters, Emc...

 :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on October 17, 2010, 02:30:28 PM
Tiger: what creature is being shown? lol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on October 20, 2010, 12:16:57 PM
Hello,

We have added a new board Mac Users Help Area (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?board=33.0)  in the forum's category 'Technical Help and Tutorial'.

The Mac topics from the 'Tech Help' section have been moved into the new board.

BBE
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: kmarie0201 on October 21, 2010, 04:16:36 PM
O... sigh.. How is everyone today?  Im half past tired. No steam to run on lately.  and the rain is starting to set in.  I imagine Halloween trick or treating might get rained out so I better find an indoor place to take the girls to. 
How about you guys, expecting any trick or treaters this year?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on October 21, 2010, 04:26:41 PM
We will have little goblins going up and down our street no matter what the weather is like! They do like their trick-or-treating here! Sometimes it even snows a bit, but they just put coats over their costumes. Here they always hold trick-or-treating on the 31st, no matter what day of the week it is. I'm in the process of moving to a more rural region, and we NEVER get trick-or-treaters there.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on October 21, 2010, 05:22:15 PM
Our community is really big on Halloween. Everyone dresses up - bank tellers, store clerks, us! They even close off some of the streets to traffic in the early evening to make it safer for the young ones. We don't have so many trick-or-treaters on our road - maybe 80 to 100 - but we love to see all the children so pleased with their chosen costumes and their growing bags of goodies. Nowadays parents always accompany the kids so we get to see them too, along with their dogs (and babies if the weather is nice). It's a big family/community event that we always look forward to.  :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: kmarie0201 on October 21, 2010, 09:03:16 PM
  :eclol O that does sound fun.  I used to live on a base, and had plenty of kids, would run out of 10 huge bags of candy within an hour.  We would have whole platoons of little soldiers show up dressed in BDUs and then ACUs when the uniform changed.  Fun times.
I live in a Col de Sac now on a slope of a hill, and my driveway is even more fun to hike up, its not long, just steep, I dont know what the construction people were thinking, you cant park a car on that slope, thank goodness I have a side drive, poor neighbors have to park their cars on the street, its too steep.  :nope  Laat year was my first year of trick or treaters, I decorated, lit my Funkins and pumpkins up and down the slope, and I could hear parents ask, wanna go this way son? childs response was, Nah. theres some over here.  Lazy boogers didnt wanna walk the slope to get candy. So this year, im not sitting around to see who comes, Im taking my 20mo. old bumble bee and my 6yo. spider girl out.  Cannot wait to take pictures of them.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on October 22, 2010, 07:43:00 AM
 :biggrin3 good for you kmarie that sound like loads of fun!!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: birdvoyer on October 22, 2010, 08:15:35 AM
All of that candy...the walk would have done them some good! As you say, "lazy boogers"...  :ecnono  Enjoy your Halloween with your little ones.    :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: kmarie0201 on November 01, 2010, 09:21:43 PM
 :biggrin3 So Saturday the girls were invited to a Trick or Trunk by their uncles church. We spent the better part of two hours getting the girls ready in their costumes. We call to confirm, and my brother in law calls us back saying it had been rescheduled for the night before due to weather. GRRR! so we tried to make the best of it.  All things considering I had bought oodles of candy to pass out for the trick or trunk so here I am with oodles still so we had the kids and their cousins knock on different doors around the house to play trick or treat.
Last night my hubby and I took the girls out. I was power walking for some reason. Certainly sore for it today, we have all those hills.  We are casually walking into a house on a col de sac at a house, and suddenly a stampede of I am not kidding you 30+ teenagers come up the driveway making it difficult for us to get out of the sidewalk.  The girls were tired after an hour, so I POWER walked up a steep hill, got back to our house, and then I got hit by another caravan of teens as soon as I got home.  they got one candy a piece. Its for the kids! If you can drive a car, you dont need to be trick or treating!
All in all we survived
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Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on November 01, 2010, 09:40:38 PM
Wow Kmarie! I hope someone put some Tylenol in your trickertreat bag. That sounds tough.  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on November 02, 2010, 12:09:50 AM
Kmarie, my thighs and legs are aching after reading of your exploits.  I sure hope that you had a long hot soak with Epsom salts.

Today's youth don't have the stamina of those of us who walked to school, had gym, played sports etc.  Last year I went to an exercise program for 'Women over 50'. The lady teaching the class was floored that most of us over 50 kept up. She said the entire group would put many of today's teenagers to shame.   :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on November 25, 2010, 10:04:16 AM
In honor of our 1 year anniversary, we have some new designs released for the Cafe Press Hornby Eagles.  :eclove :heart

Cafe Press is offering a sale for today only.!  Enjoy   :biggrin3

Go to our topic here: http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?board=27.0

Or direct to the Cafe Press Store:
http://www.cafepress.com/HornbyEagles (http://www.cafepress.com/HornbyEagles)
Title: Re: I have a question
Post by: Saipatri on November 25, 2010, 02:19:52 PM
Hi,

Can somebody tell me how to differentiate between a male and famale bald eagles.

I have been following the eagle cam for over a year but I am new in the chat zone.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on November 25, 2010, 02:23:24 PM
Hi & welcome Saipatri, to find information on telling mom & Dad apart are in the reference area.
click this link http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?board=26.0
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Saipatri on November 25, 2010, 02:38:52 PM
Thank you Passerine! That was very kind and helpful.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on November 25, 2010, 02:42:49 PM
Welcome and enjoy the forum, Salpatri, there is a lot here to savor.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Doug on November 25, 2010, 03:20:09 PM
It's not easy to tell the difference between Mom and Dad.  Mom is the larger of the two, but that isn't always obvious.  Dad's feathers tend to be darker while Mom's tend to be more brownish.  Dad generally has a well-groomed white head.  Mom often appears to have a bad-hair day.  The first thing I look at now is the back of their heads.  The back of Dad's head is evenly white.  The back of Mom's head has a definite parting running down the back of her head - with darkish colouring at the parting.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on November 26, 2010, 09:34:04 PM
For all of my Hornby friends, but especially for my Canadian friends:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXh7JR9oKVE
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on November 26, 2010, 09:45:21 PM
Thanks, Snookums!  :eclove  Makes you want to sing along - so joyous!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on November 27, 2010, 12:10:47 PM
Thank you Snookums...it gave me the chills...I love it!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gmadeb3 on November 27, 2010, 02:27:41 PM
Snookums, thank you for posting the Hallelujah Chorus, I saw it even on TV this morning and the number of hits it has had is amazing.  It puts a smile on your face for sure. 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: jungleland on November 27, 2010, 07:01:14 PM
Wow! That was amazing thank you snookums!!   

 :ty
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 28, 2010, 12:37:58 AM
That was beautiful, Snookums!  I've watched it three times already and want to send it to family members and friends...so joyous!   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on November 28, 2010, 11:16:10 AM
Fantastic presentation done for the "Hallelujah Chorus" !  :eclove

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on November 28, 2010, 11:31:49 AM
Absolutely fantastic.  I was singing along with them.  One of my favourite for the upcoming season.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: oma on November 28, 2010, 12:33:45 PM
 :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: winterwren on November 29, 2010, 02:26:34 PM
I love how the first soprano stays in character the whole time, with her cell phone plastered to her ear!
 :biggrin3
Wren

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Saipatri on November 29, 2010, 04:04:09 PM
Thank you Doug and Sheila for bringing us so close to these beautiful creatures. We were in Harrison Lake yesterday, went to watch the eagles. There were so many, all along that area  - feeding on the Salmons. We just don't seem to get enough of them and we are so lucky to have them around us. This will be my 4th year that I have been watching a couple that come back to the same tree near where I work. I walk there during lunch hour and spend time standing near that tree hoping to catch a glimpse of the family.The first year they did not have any success, 2nd year they had 2 eaglets and last year they had 2 as well I think. And this is right in the middle of Vanier park, where every year we have lots of summer activities going on, like Shakespeare's Bard on the Beach, Vancouver Children's festival etc. The eaglets from this tree must be smarter than some of us here more knowledgeable about Shakespeare stories.
I saw both Dad and Mom beginning of November, haven't been out much myself because of the weather.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 29, 2010, 07:19:11 PM
Saipatri, what a lovely way to spend your lunchtime!  Please let us know more when you can and take some pictures to post on our Photos and Stories thread here on the forum, if at all possible.    :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on December 03, 2010, 01:44:44 AM
Any updates on the status of Jingles' dog, Eema, who needed a home? I heard that she was taken to a shelter. I'm still asking my Pittsburgh area friends if they can give her a home. I know that Raptorman, Rajame and many other friends of the Hornby Eagles were trying to find a good home for Eema. I will gladly pay the adoption fees and other necessary fees to the kind-hearted soul who can rescue Eema.

Jingles, I'm hoping for a good outcome for Eema, while also hoping that you and your hubby are doing better. 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Mary Jane on December 06, 2010, 11:20:37 PM
Oh that is so kind of you Snookums.  My son and daughter-in-law took Eema to the Humane Society last week.  We are so heart broken and miss her so much.  I just wish there was some way we could have kept her.  The good news is that she did really well when they took her.  The people were all very kind and Eema was friendly to everyone and enjoyed all the attention.  They were very encouraging that they would be able to find a good home for her - although they couldn't 100% promise.  I felt better hearing the report of how she did there - and since she wasn't here protecting us or the property, she was friendly and playful with everyone.  One funny thing was - Karen said they had 8 puppies around 8 - 10 weeks old... husky mix.... and Eema was afraid of them  lol.  Karen said she wanted nothing to do with those puppies and hid behind her... she is such a baby  :heart  Karen and Rich said the workers were so busy there they had to wait over an hour just to talk to someone - and lots and lots of people were adopting dogs and cats.  That is very encouraging, and they also have several other lab/pit mixes there, so they are very familiar with them and how to handle them.

Thank you - everyone - who tried so hard to find a home for our wonderful dog.  The hardest thing about moving is having to give her up, something I don't want to ever have to go through again.  Hubby and I are so sad, but we are also so grateful to all of you for all your support and help - what a wonderful group of caring and loving people we have.  Thank you all so very very much.   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 07, 2010, 03:49:26 AM
Mary Jane, that looks hopeful for Eema.  It would be wonderful if they can find her a loving home.  Since she's not protecting 'her' property, maybe things will work out well.  I'm holding and sending good thoughts for a kind and caring family or person who will be ready to provide a good home for her.   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: muttley on December 07, 2010, 08:51:01 PM
Hi Mary Jane,
    Your predicament has touched so many here- I am very hopeful that Eema will find a wonderful home.

Muttley
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Mary Jane on December 09, 2010, 12:51:38 PM
Found this.... they got her name wrong, called her Emma instead of Eema - but it's a good picture of her.  It makes me so very very sad seeing this, but I'm glad they are advertising .

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18030542 (http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18030542)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on December 09, 2010, 01:05:55 PM
 :eclove Mary Jane I hope they find a loving home for her  :eccry
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 09, 2010, 04:03:21 PM
Mary Jane, that's a very nice write-up about Eema.  I  hope someone sees it who will be happy to give her a good home. She's a very healthy-looking dog and knows how to do many more things than most dogs. That should help make her adoptable.  :eclove 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on December 10, 2010, 07:52:06 PM
Mary Jane, I hope someone will come along and adopt Eema.   Tomorrow and Sunday, is when you and Bill  do the last haul of items to your new home.  Best wishes.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on December 16, 2010, 09:35:07 PM
I was just chatting with Mary Jane.  She and Bill are in the new apartment, and while they still have some things to unpack and arrange, but they are happy. The apartment sounds very nice and roomy.

Mary Jane has a bad cold and and a slight cough at present and is not feeling too goos, so is taking it easy. I made her promise that if she is no better by Monday to see her doctor.

There has been no word re Eema. The place did say they would call if she was adopted.  Mary Jane would like to go and see if she is still there, but as she said, it wouldn't be fair to Eema and would make Mary Jane feel badly.

Mary Jane says to say a big hello to all here.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on December 18, 2010, 11:36:40 PM
Laurad and Baysis, and any other members from UK or Europe,

I do hope that you are not house bound by all the snow that has fallen in UK ?  I was chatting to one of my cousins, who lives on the south bank of Thames, past Waterloo Stn. etc.   She lives at the foot of a hill and it is not open to traffic. Today she managed to walk to her local Sainsbury's for groceries, as it is on the flat.

Please take care when out and about.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: baysis on December 19, 2010, 03:47:56 AM
Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, BBE and, as you say, we are being careful when out & about.  Where we are (Lincolnshire), we have not had any snow this time!  We've had heavy frost with very icy roads;  the snow is to the south of us, the north of us & the west of us but, at present, none with us!  It is bitterly cold.

However, further south, especially the Home Counties round London etc. they have had a really tough time & I think probably Laurad will have a fair amount of snow.  Do hope that after the terrible time they had with the cottage in Devon, they don't have more problems at home. 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Mary Jane on December 22, 2010, 08:18:55 AM
Thanks to some of our wonderful members here - we have received word that Eema has been adopted  :eclove  I'm so very happy - as I know you all are, and I want to thank each and everyone of you for all your help and support.

BBE did make me promise to see a doctor if I didn't feel better - and the cough from my cold was really getting to me.  My back was hurting so bad that I did go to the doctor and found out that I had some cracked ribs from coughing  :eceek  No wonder my back was hurting so much.  Not much can be done about them - just have to take it easy and let time heal them.

Almost settled in to our new apt., have the Christmas tree and lights up and it looks so pretty. 

Wishing you all the very best for the Holidays and that the New Year brings nothing but good things and lots of smiles.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 22, 2010, 11:09:06 AM
Mary Jane, that's wonderful news about Eema!  I hope she will be happy and well-cared-for in her new home.   :eclove

I'm so glad that you went to the doctor to be checked.  Broken ribs aren't fun... Please take it easy and heal fast! 

Enjoy the holidays in your new home!   :s*
Title: Happy Holidays
Post by: thumper59 on December 23, 2010, 12:21:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riljWBGA394

 :thumbup: :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: marjy2u on January 01, 2011, 12:36:45 AM
MaryJane, it's such a relief to hear the good news about Eema!  I'm sure that her new owners will give her all the love and attention that she deserves.  I hope you are settled in enough to enjoy the festive season!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on January 01, 2011, 09:21:43 PM
Mary Jane,

I hope that you and Bill had a lovely Christmas in your new home or with family?  I wish both of you a very happy and healthy 2011.

You had cracked ribs from coughing, that must have been some cough. I am glad you went to to doctor and hopefully you are over the 'cold' and ribs less sore?

How wonderful that Eema found a new home.  You must feel so happy that she was 'adopted'.

Sorry to be late in comments but I was away until Tues.

All the best,

 :hug  BBE
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Mary Jane on January 02, 2011, 10:16:16 AM
Welcome back BBE - I just know you had a fabulous time with family. 

The New Year has started and we all look forward to the new adventures and challenges.   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on January 18, 2011, 04:12:54 PM
Watch Abby the One-Winged River Eagle who is being treated for a respiratory infection at The National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA. Look to the right of the page for Video News.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/category/watch-listen/seen-on/
Seen On « CBS Pittsburgh – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Pittsburgh
pittsburgh.cbslocal.com
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: marjy2u on January 22, 2011, 10:24:07 PM
I found your story moved here now, Snookums.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/01/18/bald-eagle-recovering-at-national-aviary/ (http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/01/18/bald-eagle-recovering-at-national-aviary/)

Abby's "do" seems to have a part at the back, just like Mom Hornby's! :biggrin6
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on February 01, 2011, 02:51:37 PM
ANNOUNCEMENT

An original graphite drawing by wildlife artist, Mary Jane Harman, is being auctioned NOW with the proceeds going to North Island Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (NIWRA). The drawing and details about the auction are here:

AUCTION for NIWRA: "Loon & Chicks" drawing by MJ Harman  

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=700.0

There will only be 10 days to bid on this exquisite rendering of a loon and her chicks.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on February 02, 2011, 06:11:14 PM
To all my friends who are dealing with the SnowEaster, I send my warm thoughts:
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/WarmingCat.gif)


It seems everyone has a sense of Snow Humor! This is a whole new spin on, "neither rain nor snow nor dark of night...."
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/SnowMailboxes.jpg)

This is not the way out BTW!
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/Snow.jpg)


Seriously, we are wishing you yours a safe, warm evening and sunny days ahead:

(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/101910MomDadonNestDadonRunway-Nancy.jpg)

 
:heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 02, 2011, 08:10:07 PM
Try Mishi's campfire puzzle to warm you up!  Thanks for the lovely photo, Mishi!   :thumbup:   :heart

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=135.msg43352#msg43352  
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on February 02, 2011, 10:15:49 PM
ANNOUNCEMENT

An original graphite drawing by wildlife artist, Mary Jane Harman, is being auctioned NOW with the proceeds going to North Island Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (NIWRA). The drawing and details about the auction are here:

AUCTION for NIWRA: "Loon & Chicks" drawing by MJ Harman  

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=700.0

There will only be 10 days to bid on this exquisite rendering of a loon and her chicks.


This is the rehab that gave Rebecca, Niner, and Brig flight training and then released them. Decker is there now getting stronger and growing in his tail feathers. Decker will be there until another molt happens and he is strong enough to fly.  They need our help. 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on February 07, 2011, 06:07:55 PM
Click this link for information on the 6th annual Campbell River Bald Eagle festival, the theme this year is The Phoenix Legacy.
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=248.msg43834#msg43834
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 10, 2011, 08:35:24 PM
Does anyone know how the eagles we saw on a nest in Oregon last year are doing this year? Are they on the nest we watched?  They had a terrible time with snow on their nest and tried so hard to hatch their eggs in very difficult conditions, eventually having to give up.  It was heart-breaking, after seeing how dedicated they were to their eggs and to one another.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on February 10, 2011, 09:28:33 PM
Hello Tigerlady,

I believe these are the eagles you are referring too?  The forum topic for this year starts on page 5. It doesn't look like the eagles have appeared as yet.

http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=nr1fo0m381vqqgvh8fet21pvd6&topic=25.0 (http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=nr1fo0m381vqqgvh8fet21pvd6&topic=25.0)

I hope this helps.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on February 11, 2011, 12:26:56 AM
I posted this information on my Facebook page a few moments ago. 

Hornby friends, Jingles' dog, Eema, is available for adoption. Contact me or Birdvoyer for information. If you, a relative or a friend can give Eema a nice home, it would be wonderful! Should you be interested in donating to Eema's upkeep at the Kitsap Humane Society, let me know.


My vet is one of my Facebook friends, so I posted a Facebook message to her.

To Julie Iverson. Do you know of anyone who can provide a loving home for a sweet, three-year-old, female lab/pit bull mix? Her name is Eema, and she is a beautiful dog. She is current with all of her shots. I will financially assist any potential owner in relation to Eema's maintenance.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 11, 2011, 06:12:39 PM
Thanks, BBE.  Yes, that's the eagle cam in Oregon that I was thinking about.  It's up so high in the Cascades, apparently the weather there is not very eagle-friendly at times.  I wonder if they'll move to another nesting area or return to this one?! 

Snookums, Mary Jane will appreciate your help with publicity in finding a home for Eema.   It's very generous of you to make the offer to help with Eema's support, also.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on February 11, 2011, 08:19:20 PM
Snookums - you have a BIG heart!  :eclove  Mary Jane's (Jingles) Eema was returned and is looking for a home again.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on February 23, 2011, 03:28:36 PM
Eagles Fall to Ground in Tacoma (http://www.king5.com/your-news/116605273.html)

You may have to watch a short ad before seeing the video.  These eagles fell to the ground, talons locked.  Don't worry, they got up and flew away.  The music is horrible, so turn your sound off.  I can't figure out why people feel the need to add inappropriate/mismatched music to their videos... :ecrolleyes
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on February 23, 2011, 06:30:19 PM
EEMA ON YOUTUBE!!!!!  She is called Emma on the video, but we know our lovely girl!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfl6LcHz-GM&feature=player_embedded

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: tarvena on February 25, 2011, 03:20:24 PM
Oh that Eema is a beauty! I'm  sure she will find a great home soon. :nod2
Title: From Nest to Maj - MARS Bald Eagle Fest 2011
Post by: catrou66 on February 26, 2011, 05:30:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SbCb4KIKrc
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on February 26, 2011, 05:42:30 PM
Thank you, cat!  Nice to see some of the "happenings".  :eclove

Can someone tell me who it was who spoke for the chatters?  I think I know who it was, but not sure.  She did a nice job. :nod2   My guess is Joyofdogs
Title: Re: Just Chat Dear Catrou
Post by: bruner on February 27, 2011, 05:02:34 AM
Thanks for sharing the video with me.  I was so excited and close to tears.  It was wonderful.  The tributes were well deserved!   :thumbup:

"bruner"
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on February 28, 2011, 04:07:01 AM
'Luv' you are correct in your guess.
Title: re Booni's video and comments re Campbell River Bald Eagle Festival yesterday
Post by: bruner on February 28, 2011, 06:54:09 AM
I just watched Booni's video and comments.  She described it so well I almost felt like I was there.  That must have been quite the day and so interesting to meet all the exhibitors and see the wildlife up close and personal. 

Thanks Booni.  That was great.  :clap

"bruner"
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 03, 2011, 08:26:21 PM
When do you think Mom Hornby will lay an egg or two  :question

gzebear has started a new topic in this area, where you can post your 'guesstimated' date.  name of topic is 'Predictions for 2011 Egg-Laying Dates'.

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 05, 2011, 12:44:13 PM
As a novice candle maker, I found this video fascinating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7OjRYQAm64
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on March 06, 2011, 08:16:19 AM
Wow, BBE, that is fascinsting...I'm glad he said it takes a year of training to do it...but still you can't "erase" mistakes!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on March 10, 2011, 08:16:31 PM
Excellent picture of a Bald Eagle's Incubation/Brood Patch:

http://eaglenest.blogs.wm.edu/
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on March 15, 2011, 12:04:39 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Bees%20Insects%20Spiders/QueenoftheSun.jpg)

Movie Trailer: Queen of the Sun (http://www.queenofthesun.com/)

This is a very important short documentary about bees….  Be sure to see it!  You can watch the trailer here and read about the film.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 16, 2011, 11:55:59 PM
A beautiful, heart-warming video.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/good-news/chinese-girl-no-fingers-one-hand-wows-piano-20110316-133233-487.html (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/good-news/chinese-girl-no-fingers-one-hand-wows-piano-20110316-133233-487.html)

 :ecsmile  :hearts2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on March 21, 2011, 10:55:32 AM
Amazing attitude and talent. :biggrin6
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on March 30, 2011, 05:25:01 PM
Anyone who remembers the gull wing in the 2006 Saanich (now called Sidney) nest will appreciate the video in this post:

Hello Branch - Goodbye Wing (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=721.msg49836#msg49836)  :ecwink

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/mediagallery/mediaobjects/disp/a/a_may19.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on April 16, 2011, 11:52:12 AM
Eema on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqQSQWD2kEU
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on April 16, 2011, 12:51:32 PM
Love their way of showing the dogs via video.

Do you have the address or links handy to send donations for Eema's care?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on April 16, 2011, 01:55:22 PM
Thank you Snookums! We are so blessed to have you and others watching out for Emma.

The links to donate are a great idea. Here's a few links to get you on your way of adoption of Emma and ways to donate to her care!

We are also blessed to have generous members of the Hornby Eagle Family.

Main Page
http://www.kitsap-humane.org/ (http://www.kitsap-humane.org/)

How to Donate
http://www.kitsap-humane.org/how-donate (http://www.kitsap-humane.org/how-donate)

Link to Emma
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19135294 (http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19135294)

:heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on April 17, 2011, 10:23:33 PM
Eema is in this video.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oipHmvGgflY&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on April 20, 2011, 08:01:24 AM
I was thinking about how attached we have all become to Mom and Dad Hornby which le me to think about when we name a creature that attachment grows even stronger...and then I started to wonder if Mom and Dad have names for each other...

Of course nature gives them all they need to recognize one another...we recognize our mates from afar...but wouldn't it be interesting if in their trills and cachunks there was one note specifically meant as a "name"?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on April 20, 2011, 10:30:38 AM
Interesting idea, Ccfan.  Perhaps they do have a special note or call for one another.  So many things to think about!   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on April 23, 2011, 10:25:57 PM
Eema gets a video spot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PmppYkDZpA&feature=player_embedded#at=25

Kitsap Humane Society
Emma would love to be part of a new family!
Emma at KHS!
www.youtube.com
Emma is lovely girl looking for a new home. Her adoption fee is sponsored so all she needs is a family!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on April 24, 2011, 03:04:44 AM
GreyFloppySocks posted this link to the history of the Decorah eagles on Facebook a few moments ago. 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on April 24, 2011, 03:05:55 AM
GreyFloppySocks posted this link to the history of the Decorah eagles on Facebook a few moments ago. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ir_xOvmk_Y&feature=player_embedded

THANKS, GREYFLOPPYSOCKS!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on April 25, 2011, 08:26:34 AM
Very interesting way to show the highlights of their season so far!  One of my favorites is the 3 little ones facing the camera but snuggled next to parent. :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on April 25, 2011, 09:47:12 AM
ANNOUNCEMENT


Special auction is now underway for an original painting, "Phoenix Rising"


(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/1058/5645261232808ddf7a61o.jpg) (http://img38.imageshack.us/i/5645261232808ddf7a61o.jpg/)



Click here for information:

Special auction - "Phoenix Rising" (large painting) (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=785.new#new)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: justducky121 on April 25, 2011, 03:10:40 PM
Hornby Eagles Chat Room Voluntary Activity

A New Way For Hornbyites To Help MARS And HEGPS


This idea was initially inspired by KDK1 and there are a couple of ways chatters can participate in this awesome activity.  Buffalobob is going to pick a day and time for this wonderful event.  The funds are to be divided equally between MARS and HEGPS.  Everyone is invited!

How to participate:

Option 1   All you have to do is sign in or log-in into chat.  By doing so, you will be able to be counted for those who are participating in option 2.

Option 2   If you wish, you can donate $.50 per person based on the number of people signed into chat.    There is a $300 maximum donation per person. Believe it or not, there are chatters who are willing to match each other’s donations.

Yes, it includes Anons!  And, even if you already made an earlier donation, you just have to sign in or log-in into chat and be counted.

This is such an exciting activity in which chatters get to help those who help the critters we love.  This is strictly voluntary, but we would love to see lots of participants!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on April 25, 2011, 03:20:57 PM
Thanks for posting that information, Ducky.  It's important for our Hornby friends to know that it's strictly voluntary and  everyone can participate by just being in the chat room when the time and date Bob selects arrives.  

No one expects chatters to donate unless they want to do it...Everyone is welcome to be in the chat room.  

Thank you for caring so much about the Hornby eagles and about MARS.    :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on April 25, 2011, 03:40:03 PM
Thanks, justducky121. What a great idea! You have been a wonderful supporter.  :nod2

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BuffaloBob on April 25, 2011, 04:06:47 PM
I haven't picked a day & time yet...I'm thinking the 1st pip will bring in the most chatters. If anyone has a thought about this I am open to suggestions. I am honored that KDK wants me to choose the date and time but that doesn't mean I know what I'm doing. So speak up, ppl.

and thank you for posting this Ducky...we needed a link for those chatters who are confused....let's keep posting this link in chat.

Bob
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faithyv on April 25, 2011, 04:18:55 PM
Bob, all, I was in chat when this idea was first broached (great idea too).  I suggested then May 1st, because it seemed to me a date that would be after first hatch, with second egg due - so figured that would be a very busy time - of, course, just MHO

I salute all able and willing to participate with Option 2 - wish I could.  But i will certainly be here if i can be to assist those good ppl.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: idahowa on April 26, 2011, 02:00:08 PM
Thank you for posting the information.  It was very confusing in chat at first.  I'll be glad to be a chatter as I already give monthly to Mars.  Great idea!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on April 26, 2011, 02:09:38 PM
I like Faithy's suggestion of May 1 - it is a weekend, so more chatters might have a chance to log on. Is there a way to check previous years, as to whether the second pip draws the most peeps?

 Or is Saturday a better day historically?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: MoJo on April 26, 2011, 02:49:58 PM
Or is Saturday a better day historically?

I hope we can do it Saturday, April 30th; I'll be gone all day Sunday (singing two concerts that day!).  Plus people are usually busy with church and/or visiting on Sunday.

Mojo
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: peppy7 on April 26, 2011, 06:50:28 PM
Is .50 per chatter firm? Last year there were over 400 chatters. That's a little rich for my blood.
peppy7
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Gasp62 on April 26, 2011, 06:52:18 PM
my first response on here............(gasp62).............this is a great deal.........there are so many cool people here   :thumbup:   I am overjoyed to donate and match this Great cause!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on April 26, 2011, 06:59:40 PM
Peppy,

It is strictly volunteer. If it is something you want to do give yourself a ceiling. "Up to $____.___." Or say that you will match ________'s donation up to $____.___.

Please don't feel any pressure. This is for fun. If you are in the chatroom at the appointed time you are giving of your time.

Does that help?

Hugs for thinking of us,
Rajame :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on April 26, 2011, 07:01:14 PM
Peppy7, since this is totally voluntary I would think that you could choose your own amount per chatter, if you wish to participate in # 2.  :biggrin3

I want to be a part and will try and be a chatter at the time chosen.

  Thanks everyone!

<snap> Rajame

Welcome Sherryv to the forum!  Hope you enjoy the different areas here.  Feel free to ask for help or any questions. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: peppy7 on April 26, 2011, 07:52:00 PM
I will certainly participate. It is such a good cause. Thanks for your advice nesties
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BuffaloBob on April 27, 2011, 08:55:57 AM
ok...I am leaning towards this Saturday at 2pm nest time....ppl are off work and it's kinda between lunch and dinner times....If I give 3 days notice (tonight) ppl can just sign in...don't have to actually be watching. I know this won't please everyone but sheesh....nothing will. Also, by that time we may have a hatch and a pip at the same time....Saturday may be an exciting time....this is my thinking, anyway....I will make it official this evening unless I get further input that changes my mind. So please speak up. I may actually listen to you. But don't bet on it...heheh...
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: mishikeenhquay on April 27, 2011, 09:02:19 AM
YAY BOB!!!!  sounds great!!!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on April 27, 2011, 09:05:08 AM
Sounds good here Bob :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: moultwithme on April 27, 2011, 09:16:04 AM
May 1 is a good time to gather watchers due to the chicks' hatching.  I will try to log on, at least, but my weekend is crazy.  Won't forget MARS, though...Thanks for the work you guys do....can't express my appreciation adequately from so far away.
xoxo,
Moult
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BuffaloBob on April 27, 2011, 10:00:05 AM
OK....the official "chatter count" will take place at 2 pm (nest time), 5 pm east coast time, this Saturday, April 30th....you don't have to actually chat...just be signed in....this will NOT cost you any money...others are putting up 50 cents for each chatter signed in at that time. It's possible we may raise $600...or more. All proceeds go to Mars and Hegps...thank you
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on April 27, 2011, 10:29:30 AM
Welcome to the forum Moultwithme ! :biggrin3
There is a lot of info here re: the Hornby eagles and other wildlife too.  Enjoy  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on April 27, 2011, 10:33:38 AM
The date and time sound great to me BuffaloBob !  I'll be there. :biggrin3
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on April 27, 2011, 10:42:06 AM
OK....the official "chatter count" will take place at 2 pm (nest time), 5 pm east coast time, this Saturday, April 30th....you don't have to actually chat...just be signed in....this will NOT cost you any money...others are putting up 50 cents for each chatter signed in at that time. It's possible we may raise $600...or more. All proceeds go to Mars and Hegps...thank you

You go Bob :thumbup: Don't forget your meds that day better launder your suit too.  :mhihi
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: MaggiesMom on April 27, 2011, 11:14:47 AM
Bob - I know I said I would chip in - and I stated a  dollar amount - I think I gave a ceiling I wouldn't go over - does anyone remember?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on April 27, 2011, 11:31:14 AM
Bob, good choice of date and time!  Thanks!   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: birdvoyer on April 27, 2011, 11:32:01 AM
For those who wish to participate, I would think that any amount will be greatly appreciated. There is no set amount. If one person says they will donate $.50 (50 cents) for each person signed into the chat, that is their contribution. However, if you feel that $.10 (ten cents) or $.05 (five cents) fits your finances better, that is fine. It is not a competition...it is for fun.  :nod2  Some have put a "cap" on their contribution which would be fine too. Whatever you are comfortable with is the best way to do this.

(Just everyone remember to log into the chat at the given time...maybe a few minutes early as sometimes things load slowly.)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BuffaloBob on April 27, 2011, 11:58:58 AM
MAGGIESMOM...Mishi has kept the records of who is donating money....we should check with her to get a complete list. I know KDK & Gasp for sure....and others too....I just don't know all the names....we will get a list well before Saturday. Thank you for your generosity, Maggie
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on April 27, 2011, 01:15:29 PM
Some could donate without having their name published, if they wish.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: mishikeenhquay on April 27, 2011, 01:54:19 PM
Anyone that wonders what they may have pledged for this "challenge" please pm me in chat or here....I do not want to post it for all to see...
Miigwetch
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: teros7776 on April 28, 2011, 09:05:56 AM
Hi, Bob and all:

I understand that I need to be signed in to site at 5 PM EST on Saturday.  Where is the form to offer to give so much for each chatter, as I may wish to participate in that effort?

Thank you.  I see the form copied here, but do not know where to find it.

Rose Aust
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BuffaloBob on April 28, 2011, 06:26:42 PM
no form , Teros....just a commitment to pay whatever amount you like per chatter that is signed in at that time. I can give you the form for Mars for regular donations and we will get you the address for HEGPS. That way you can split your donation between Mars and Hegps. This is a very informal fundraiser. If you have any more questions, please ask. Mishi is keeping a list of donaters...you may want to contact her. We'll work it  all out.

Bob
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on April 28, 2011, 10:02:32 PM
The information for Hornby Eagle Group Projects Society (HEGPS) is available on the website (Postal Address and PayPal link). The Website can be reached by clicking on the WEBSITE button on the bar at the top of the forum pages.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BuffaloBob on April 29, 2011, 08:30:31 AM
Teros, here is the donation link for HEGPS:   http://www.hornbyeagles.com/support.htm  Scroll down and click on DONATE button . You can use credit card, check or PayPal
  
and the donation link for MARS:  http://wingbeats.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=113&Itemid=108 

If you have any problems with these links, please let us know.
Bob
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on April 29, 2011, 09:20:41 AM
Only two days left  to bid on this beautiful painting!

ANNOUNCEMENT


Special auction is now underway for an original painting, "Phoenix Rising"


(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/1058/5645261232808ddf7a61o.jpg) (http://img38.imageshack.us/i/5645261232808ddf7a61o.jpg/)



Click here for information:

Special auction - "Phoenix Rising" (large painting) (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=785.new#new)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Gasp62 on April 29, 2011, 03:53:55 PM
Hey all......(Gasp62)......I hope there are lots of Chatters on Saturday :)    I need help in contact info on where to send my checks or phone money to HEGS and MARS    I can't tell all in words how much I have been moved by the Hornby experience, and for my first time "the chat room"   I already feel a bond with hornby and suprisingly the chatters (first time ever in a chat)

Please send or post contact info and thank you :)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on April 29, 2011, 04:06:05 PM
Sherry, look back 2 posts. BuffaloBob posted the info for both.

Welcome! So glad you are enjoying the whole Hornby Eagle Nest experience. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on April 29, 2011, 07:00:13 PM
Teros, here is the donation link for HEGPS:   http://www.hornbyeagles.com/support.htm  Scroll down and click on DONATE button . You can use credit card, check or PayPal
  
and the donation link for MARS:  http://wingbeats.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=113&Itemid=108 

If you have any problems with these links, please let us know.
Bob

Thanks, Bob.

Sherryv - you mentioned sending cheques. Our mailing address is on the first link that Bob provided if anyone prefers to send by mail.

Hornby Eagle Group Projects Society
P.O. Box 1941
PARKSVILLE, B.C., V9P 2H7
Canada

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Gasp62 on April 29, 2011, 07:33:26 PM
I saw above links.  Thanks all :)  i will donate $300.00 split between HEGS and MARS .  Even if chat fails to reach 600 people............This is way cool
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: txgma on April 30, 2011, 01:04:39 PM
i will donate $50.00 just because.
Please keep my name off the list.  Actually, where do I send this?  Will someone let me know?
thanks.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BuffaloBob on April 30, 2011, 04:39:27 PM
Txgma....here is a link to Mars rehabbers: http://www.canadahelps.org/CharityProfilePage.aspx?CharityID=s71370   

and to HEGPS:  http://www.hornbyeagles.com/support.htm  scroll down to the DONATE button 

you may give to both or one or the other....if you have any questions try asking in the chat room or here. Thank you very much.
BuffaloBob
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on April 30, 2011, 04:51:54 PM
What was the high number of chatters?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: birdvoyer on April 30, 2011, 05:38:18 PM
541 ... wow!!! And what fun it was too. Great job by the organizers.

 :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on April 30, 2011, 05:49:29 PM
Wonderful! Thanks for the total.  I got mixed up on the time and was 2 hours early, then missed being there for the event. ( was still signed in tho) Wish I could have been there when Mag came and all.
It was a great idea and supported soooo well !!  :biggrin6
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: MoJo on April 30, 2011, 08:10:28 PM
Maj's post from MARS FB page:

A message from Maj: "541 Hornby Eagles “Mad Chatters” raised $2267.00 for MARS today at 2 pm during a Baby Shower fundraising Celebration for Alexandra – the new eaglet on Hornby Island. This was an amazing Party!!! Her sibling thought so too since the egg pipped during the event!

Thanks go to all the Hornby Chatters, Doug & Sheila, BuffuloBob and AJL of course. There were many, many others who were online and their comments were wonderfully whizzing past my eyes. It was all so very exciting!!! "

(I've just been inspired for a new t-shirt design :nod2)

Mojo
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Gasp62 on May 02, 2011, 05:04:00 PM
EMC.......thank you so much for offering any help with this forum.  As a new-be here, I may take you up on some questions.  I am attempting to navigate my way around here, and learning something new each day.  I am just so fascinated with all of this.

Thank you, Thank you all, Gasp62
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on May 03, 2011, 08:16:06 AM
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/8356/spics007.jpg)

Will delete later testing.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on May 05, 2011, 11:27:43 AM
ANNOUNCEMENT


Auction of an original graphite pencil drawing by Mary Jane Harman
of Decker, the juvenile Bald eagle from Hornby Island who is recovering at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre


(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/1681/deckermjhr.jpg) (http://img837.imageshack.us/i/deckermjhr.jpg/)



Links to the eBay auction and information about Decker are here: http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=792.msg53954#msg53954

(Proceeds of the auction go to NIWRA)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on May 08, 2011, 12:13:33 AM
The Comox Valley Echo newspaper posted a story about the eaglets hatching on Hornby.

Two eaglets hatch on Hornby Is. web cam
Comox Valley Echo
Published: Friday, May 06, 2011

While many Canadians were glued to their televisions watching the Royal Wedding and the federal election, bird watchers were engrossed by another broadcast event. The famous "Eagles of Hornby Island" hatched their first two eaglets of the year.

The long-time eagle companions featured on Doug Carrick's popular webcam site became proud parents to "Alexandra" and "David" last week. Mom and Dad are hardly new to parenting -- the couple is believed to have hatched 18 eaglets in their 22 years of nesting.

Alexandra hatched on April 28 after a day-long ordeal in which she broke a hole through the shell but appeared to be stuck inside. To observers' great relief, the persistent eaglet emerged safe and healthy. The second eaglet, David, hatched a few days later.

more of the story here: http://www2.canada.com/comoxvalleyecho/news/story.html?id=ec1558ab-5104-446b-b21e-348c1dd6e0af
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on May 11, 2011, 05:48:44 PM
Hot of the Presses for all former 'Pondies' (Pete's Pond addicts), and those who may become one; please read HERE  (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=44.msg54815#msg54815) for some totally awesome news. 

This event is happening a lot sooner than many people thought it would.  :biggrin6
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on May 12, 2011, 04:57:54 PM
Two days left to bid!

Auction of an original graphite pencil drawing by Mary Jane Harman
of Decker, the juvenile Bald eagle from Hornby Island who is recovering at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

Links to the eBay auction and information about Decker are here: http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=792.msg53954#msg53954

(Proceeds of the auction go to NIWRA)

Title: Bunny needs a home!
Post by: Valleybirds on May 17, 2011, 04:52:27 PM
Hi everyone,

This is definitely not eagle-related, but I'm hoping there is an animal lover out there who likes house-trained, playful bunnies. I have a friend who is having some problems right now and needs a home for her bunny. Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to take Herman and he is now at the Comox Valley SPCA. I promised I would try to find a home for him and would even be willing to pay the $60 to the SPCA. Please message me if you have any good news for me!

 :ecsmile  Thank you!
              Pat                        (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?fbid=134342436601047&set=a.134342343267723.16845.100000758753685&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on May 18, 2011, 04:55:04 PM
GOOD NEWS! Even though the auction for Mary Jane's original drawing of the Hornby eaglet, Decker, is over, we can order prints and other merchandise with the drawing on it at SmugMug.

ALL proceeds will go to North Island Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (NIWRA)


There are many ways to order - as a print suitable for framing; notecards; mugs, shirts, totebags - too numerous to list here.

For Decker prints and merchandise, go to SmugMug: http://modelstation.smugmug.com/HarmanArt/Hornby


There is more information in the forum here:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=806.msg55685#new
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on May 24, 2011, 09:39:07 AM
Wonderful idea for prints of Decker, thanks.   :biggrin3

We are working on getting the word out on the danger of fishing line.

Please see this topic

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=808.25
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on May 29, 2011, 10:32:34 PM
FREEDOM FOR DECKER  


(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/9020/deckerinniwraflightpen.jpg) (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/deckerinniwraflightpen.jpg/)
Decker in the NIWRA flight pen


Decker, the Hornby eaglet, will be ready to be released in three or four weeks!

It has been a long road to recovery for Decker. He has grown new tail feathers to replace those missing when he was found in a malnourished condition on Hornby Island last August.

The Hornby Eagle Group Projects Society (HEGPS) is sponsoring this fundraiser in recognition of the long care that North Island Wildlife Recovery Association (NIWRA) has given Decker.

He will be released in the name of HEGPS and Friends. NIWRA would be happy to have any of us present when they free Decker. They will invite us to meet them at the chosen place, somewhere between the NIWRCentre and Hornby - but not on Hornby. They will choose a site that is within Decker's natural territory and a time when weather conditions are favourable for him. Food sources will be plentiful then and this year's babies out of the nest.

* * * * *


Please click on this link for more information:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=818.msg57300#msg57300
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: PamNY on May 30, 2011, 11:43:03 AM
Mary Tyler Moore has recently had brain surgery. If anyone would like to send her a get-well email, scroll down this page for the address.

http://palemale.com/

She was an ardent supporter of Pale Male, the hawk who moved into Central Park in Manhattan twenty years ago. Pale Male built a nest on a ritzy apartment building on Fifth Ave, and after many years, the building took the nest down. Ms. Moore, who lived there at the time, was very much in favor of allowing Pale Male and his mate to continue nesting on the building. After much protest, the hawks were allowed to rebuild.  Pale Male has babies this year for the first time since 2004.

I think it's charming that the photographer who does this web site is remembering what she did for NYC wildlife and asking his audience to cheer her with a note.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on May 30, 2011, 04:52:47 PM
Thanks to Diane W. for posting this item on Facebook.

A one-winged eagle that returns to the sky through hang gliding.

http://www.dogwork.com/eag8/
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on May 30, 2011, 06:48:30 PM
WOW, thank you Diane W. and  Snookums!  What a  fantastic gift of love.  :eclove :biggrin3

I found more info on the eagle and the event.

http://www.eagles.org/about/Our-Special-Eagles/osceola.php
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on May 30, 2011, 07:14:38 PM
regarding the Pattern maker site...here ids the link...

http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro.htm
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Valleybirds on June 06, 2011, 07:52:17 PM
Is anyone with a P.Bio., with a degree in biology (plants or animals) looking for a job in Victoria, BC, or Burnaby, BC? There are lots of talented people that hang out here and my daughter's company is looking for a vegetation ecologist (desperately, apparently). Good pay and good benefits...
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: basenjimom on June 07, 2011, 03:05:00 PM
Valley, can you post any other info on this?  My daughter just might be interested and fits the criteria.  Can you PM me here @ forum with contact info?

Thank you!!  :)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on June 09, 2011, 11:00:56 AM
A tutorial for posting your YouTube videos on the forum has been written and is located in the  Technical Help  (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=827.0)area.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on June 11, 2011, 04:35:19 PM
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far for Decker.  :s*


Decker, the Hornby eaglet, will be released soon!

The date and location will be announced as soon as it is known.

It has been a long road to recovery for Decker. He has grown new tail feathers to replace those missing when he was found in a malnourished condition on Hornby Island last August.

The Hornby Eagle Group Projects Society (HEGPS) is sponsoring this fundraiser in recognition of the long care that North Island Wildlife Recovery Association (NIWRA) has given Decker.

He will be released in the name of HEGPS and Friends. NIWRA would be happy to have any of us present when they free Decker. They will invite us to meet them at the chosen place, somewhere between the NIWRCentre and Hornby - but not on Hornby. They will choose a site that is within Decker's natural territory and a time when weather conditions are favourable for him. Food sources will be plentiful then and this year's babies out of the nest.

* * * * *


Please click on this link for more information:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=818.msg57300#msg57300
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on June 19, 2011, 08:23:56 PM
I'm urging everyone to send an online get well card to Charlie Buck (Charliewv) by using this link:  http://wvuhealthcare.com/greetings.aspx
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on June 24, 2011, 11:36:55 AM
DECKER IS READY TO GO!

He is in the company of other eagles in NIWRA's huge flight pen and waiting for this years' eaglets to fledge and settle down before joining them along the coast near his territory of Hornby Island. His release is now anticipated in about a month.

Robin Campbell and his Assistant Manager, Julie Mackey, are looking forward to this celebration of Decker's freedom. Robin says it will be a lot of fun and they are planning on taking video of the event.

Click on the News Banner at the top of the forum pages for information on raising funds to support the long care he has received at North Island Wildlife ...or go to:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=818.msg59949#msg59949

Recent news from NIWRA:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=180.msg59947#msg59947
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 01, 2011, 01:58:17 AM
The ONZ Forum Team would like to invite you to take a survey about your use of 'Jigsaw Puzzles for Nature Fans' here on the forum.

Please click the link below to take you to the new Surveys and Polls thread where you will find the information and instructions about the process.

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=842.msg60722#msg60722

 :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on July 01, 2011, 05:33:11 AM
I filled in the survey and submitted by email, but it sure looked odd when I checked it in my "sent mail".  Did I goof?    :puzzled2

bruner
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 01, 2011, 05:09:36 PM
Bruner, thanks for letting us know. Laurad will have to answer your question.  She is in the U.K. and out of town for several days, so she'll answer when she gets back. It may be okay, but I'm not familiar with the software that is being used. 

I used the "save" method and it made a pdf, which I then attached to an email and sent it to the survey email inbox (link).

 :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Valleybirds on July 14, 2011, 01:04:22 PM
M.A.R.S is still in need of volunteers to help out at the Campbell River Logger Sports on August 5th, 6th and 7th. The organization is paid for our work as timers for the various competitions and it's a lot of fun. Lunch and drinks are supplied and we get a t-shirt that identifies us as official timekeepers. If you can help us at this exciting event please contact Dawn at 250-337-2021 or email contact@wingtips.org   :redheart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on July 27, 2011, 01:30:07 PM
FREEDOM FOR DECKER  


11:00 a.m., Friday, July 29th has been set for Decker's release.


"We plan to do this at the beach right across the hwy from the Union Bay store along the old Hwy 19. We will be there in our truck which is marked so people should find us. Robin knows this area well and feels it is the perfect site to let Decker free:).

Cheers,
Julie Mackey
NIWRA Assistant Manager"




More information for those attending is here:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=818.new;topicseen#new
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on July 27, 2011, 06:25:59 PM
For some members of the forum, I have wonderful news re WE Safari drives.

Check out my two recent posts (especially the second one) starting HERE  (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=44.msg65776#msg65776)

 :biggrin6    :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Valleybirds on August 02, 2011, 10:51:57 AM
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) still needs volunteers to help with timekeeping at Campbell River Logger Sports this coming weekend. We need 14 people on both Saturday and Sunday - we use stopwatches to time the events and determine the winners. It's a fun day and we get lunch and t-shirts! If you can help or know someone who can, please contact Dawn at 250-337-2021 or email contact@wingtips.org   :biggrin3
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on August 19, 2011, 07:01:52 PM
Today when out for lunch with friends I learned something very interesting and upsetting. Some of you may already know about this.

'Undesirables' can purchase a hand held scanner near your purse, which if you have a passport (which now contain ID chip) or cards with a chip - the info can be scanned onto the hand held device. And it can be used for nefarious acts.  So for me my passport (ready for this and next weekends travels), debit and credit card and my BCID (BC Identification Card - exactly like a drivers license - but serves as ID when needed)

A friend produced her new passport in a white envelope with a shiny inside. Chip Blockers Smart Card / Passport Defender Sleeves, with RFID Blocking Technology. www.chipblockers.com (http://www.chipblockers.com)

These envelopes prevent that from happening. I did some checking around and it seems that anywhere who takes passport photos, travel stores (luggage, tags etc) sell them. Here it cost me  Cdn.$12.99 for a package with two passport sleeves (my friend is taking one) and a package of 3 sleeves for cards also for Cdn.$12.99

Better safe than sorry.

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 19, 2011, 07:26:39 PM
TY BBE.  I'm going to look into that.  I have a travel purse with metal cable in the shoulder strap that can't be easily cut, but the chip protector is a new one for me.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 20, 2011, 05:45:14 AM
Thanks BBE.  That is scary about how crooks can scan your credit cards or passport while still in your purse!  One easy solution that I just read online is that you can wrap your cards in tin foil.

What is our world coming to!

bruner
Title: Tonya update
Post by: mammyred2000 on August 25, 2011, 09:05:06 PM
I am trying to copy and paste the facebook message from Tonya today.  Here goes:

"Been back in the hospital with fever since Tuesday evening. Fever has broken and blood counts are finally getting better. Getting lots of fluids and two different antibiotics today and go home tomorrow if all goes well."
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 26, 2011, 01:21:21 AM
Mammy, we have a thread for messages about people who are ill or other things like that we want to share with one another.  Here is the link so you'll be able to find it easily.   :heart

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=487.0
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on August 26, 2011, 12:21:09 PM
US East Coasters, take care and be careful if the hurricane is predicted to come near you! Hurricane Irene is huge and fierce. If we have anyone in the Carribbean area, hope you are all safe. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on August 26, 2011, 12:43:48 PM
I am joining in with all the prayers and wishes for the safety of our Hornby/eagle friends on the East Coast. May you be safe and use your best wisdom to know what should be done to be safe.

:hearts2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: bruner on August 26, 2011, 03:27:49 PM
Rajame:

Thank you for your prayers and wishes.   Apparently the brunt of the storm will fizzle out before it reaches here, but your good wishes mean a lot to me and I'm sure to others living in this area as well.

bruner
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on August 26, 2011, 04:05:26 PM
Thanks Raj and emc, it could get a little interesting in the next couple of days and, mercifully, we've seen more storms miss than hit but (to quote Albert the Alligator from Pogo) "One never knows, do one?"
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 26, 2011, 04:32:14 PM
Sending loving thoughts to every one of our Hornby chatters, viewers and forum member who might be affected by Hurricane Irene.  I hope you stay safe, warm and dry.  Please let us know how you are doing, especially after it passes you, if you can...  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on August 27, 2011, 02:30:03 PM
 Just wanted to tell all in the path of Irene... please take care and stay safe!!!!  We will be thinking of you all!!!!xoxoxo
As Tiger said... when you can after the storm passes... please let us know you are safe !!!!  You ALL know what Mother
Hen's we are and we will ALL be worried about ya... take care!!!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on August 29, 2011, 03:57:55 AM
reporting from Maine ... I'll be gone all day, just wanted you to know (in case you don't see me and you notice it) that we are clear and sunny here this Monday morning. Quite a breezy night and still windy (trees all got a little pruning). Checking for seabirds along the shore before heading to rehab ... hope everyone else is okay. love, gze
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on August 29, 2011, 08:28:19 AM
reporting from Cape cod...
We had a lot of wind...gusting to approx. 70 mph...but have seen much worse but alot of power outages.  We had Mourning Dove fledglings hunkered down in our front garden about 15 feet from their nest but they are back in the nest now...it  must have been like an amusement park ride in the nest. :ecwink
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on August 29, 2011, 08:40:24 AM
Thanks for the updates. I am so thankful you are ok - best to hear the sun is shining.

:hearts2
Rajame
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Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 29, 2011, 09:24:42 AM
Gzebear and ccfan, thanks for letting us know you're okay!  Thank goodness the winds didn't get as strong as was originally predicted.  You all had enough to deal with as it is!   :heart

I hope everyone else that 'we know' in Irene's path is okay.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on August 29, 2011, 09:44:35 AM
Love the good reports! Thank you for letting us know you are safe.  :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: SaharaSapphire on August 29, 2011, 10:07:55 AM
Glad to hear you are ok, Gze. Thanks for reporting in from Jessica Fletcher/Hawkeye Pierce Country! LOL
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on August 29, 2011, 02:02:14 PM
Phew!  Thanks for the reports.

I have an elderly uncle in Vermont on Lake Champlain. Is there anybody from around there with a report?  I hear that their power is out but they are ok.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on August 29, 2011, 02:12:25 PM
We are not exactly mother hens, but we do like to know our "peeps" are OK.  :mhihi
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on August 29, 2011, 04:57:54 PM
Avian Haven however has been without power since yesterday afternoon. Generators are keeping the freezers and ICU's running ... no idea when power will be restored. Close to 200,000 people without power this morning in Maine, and we didn't even get much of the storm. We just had to shuffle a few birds around - laughing gull in a crate on the front desk, things like that - but everyone is doing fine. A huge maple fell next to one of the flight cages but just the crown hit and no serious damage. The ospreys inside didn't even seem to notice!

I was curious to see if there would be any pelagic birds caught in the storm and blown ashore, but so far no reports that I know of. Years ago, after another tremendous storm here, I found a sweet little dovekie flapping around in the gutter on a street in town. I didn't know what it was at first, and thought it was injured because it could neither fly nor walk. Found out later, dovekies really can't walk, and they can't take off from land. So it was okay, it had just gotten caught in a 'wreck' and was released the next day from the farthest point of land possible, happy as can be to be back in the water.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/PHOTO/LARGE/TWG_020404_00253A_S.jpg

It's too early to tell the whole toll on nature from Irene. I saw gulls hunkered down in a sheltered cove and wondered how all the many creatures who endured this storm with us found ways to protect themselves and their young and be as safe as possible. My heart goes out to all of Life in beautiful Vermont.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on August 30, 2011, 08:07:17 PM
To You
by Edgar Guest

You are the folks my thoughts agree with,
You are the folks that I like to be with;
Whatever life sends me of weal or woe;
You are the folks that I'm glad to know
And my old heart blithely pens this line~
God bless you glorious friends of mine.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on August 30, 2011, 09:20:20 PM
Ccfan  :biggrin6  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 31, 2011, 01:17:54 AM
(((((Gzebear and Ccfan)))))    :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: sugarfree6996 on August 31, 2011, 06:35:37 PM
                           THERE IS A MEETING!!!!!!!   :thumbup:

want to let ev1 know we have the dates for mishi's visit so what a great time for a get together and as a bonus gze will be coming along too, yahoooooo. The best place to meet would be in Moncton as it more or less the half way point for most of us and the only place I know that everyone will be able to find with no problem would be costco's. Hope as many east coaster can make it should be fun!!!! I f you have any ideas on this venture let's talk about it....sugarfree
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on August 31, 2011, 08:12:46 PM
Where is Moncton?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: birdvoyer on August 31, 2011, 08:19:53 PM
There is an east coast get together being discussed here also. http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=856.msg71824#msg71824
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: watermaid on August 31, 2011, 08:36:32 PM
Thankful for all of those who came through "Irene" unscathed.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on August 31, 2011, 09:16:26 PM
Hi 'ccfan',

Moncton is in New Brunswick, one of the three Maritime provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island) on the east coast of Canada.  A very beautiful and historic area.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moncton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moncton)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maritimes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maritimes)

 :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on September 01, 2011, 07:53:50 AM
great news, Sugar :nod2 .... and the date is .... ?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on September 09, 2011, 07:09:38 PM
I hope all that live on Vancouver Island are OK after the 6.4 'shake' that occurred today.  I was in a shopping mall here and did feel the earth move, but not a major roll.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on September 09, 2011, 07:25:29 PM
No damage or injuries have been reported. The quake occurred deep on the ocean floor off the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on September 11, 2011, 02:48:06 PM
Here is a link to portraits of twelve 9/11 search dogs who are still alive:

http://philiphumbert.com/911dogs.htm

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Miscellany/Moxie911RescuedogSept2011.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on September 11, 2011, 04:30:49 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: MoJo on September 11, 2011, 05:46:52 PM
Thank you so much for that link, Beans.  What incredible and beautiful heroes. :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Sunny on September 11, 2011, 07:25:51 PM
Beans
TY So Much for this information....Loved to see those
incredible dogs..What they endured and lived thru
without hesitation. Tears flow freely.  Bless our four footed
HEROS
Sincerely
Sunny/Prideenjoy
 :hearts2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on September 11, 2011, 10:49:04 PM
thanks Beans.... we tend to forget that many our heros of 911 were 4 footed....
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on September 18, 2011, 05:08:26 AM
mr gze and i have looked at their photos over and over ... we love love love these dogs  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on September 18, 2011, 10:32:01 AM
This is the first I heard about this incredible evacuation of lower Manhattan on 911

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDOrzF7B2Kg
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on September 18, 2011, 11:17:37 AM
Wow, that was very moving!  I knew they wanted people to leave the area,and I thought Brooklyn Bridge was used. The air was unbreathable especially after the towers fell.

 Never heard of the water rescue. Fantastic people helping people. Thank you beans for finding this and sharing it.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: basenjimom on September 18, 2011, 11:42:30 AM
This video is amazing!  Thank you for posting it.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: blackster1 on September 18, 2011, 11:45:31 AM
Thanks for posting.  I have never seen this and have put it on my facebook page.  Coming from a boating family, it really stuck a chord.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on September 18, 2011, 04:41:01 PM
Thank you beans.. I too watched this video and it was very touching. The largest boating evacuation in history, bigger than Dunkirk during the 2nd World War - and all done in 9 hours.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on September 18, 2011, 05:02:25 PM
Truly amazing effort, and one I also hadn't heard about. Thanks beans.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on September 18, 2011, 06:11:31 PM
An amazing and heart warming story...I had never heard it before either.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: johnfromthejaw on October 19, 2011, 09:47:01 PM
my sister emailed me this interesting story I was going to share in chat but was way too big in my way of thinking  so here goes

How many zeros in a billion???
This is too true to be funny...
The next time you hear a politician use the
word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money.
A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of
putting that figure into some perspective in
one of it's releases.

A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
A billion hours ago our ancestors were
living in the Stone Age.
A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
A billion dollars ago was only8 hours and 20 minutes,
at the rate our government
is spending it.

While this thought is still fresh in our brain.
let's take a look at New Orleans .
It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division.
Louisiana Senator,
Mary Landrieu (D)
is presently asking Congress for
250 BILLION DOLLARS
to rebuild New Orleans .. Interesting number..
what does it mean?
Well... if you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans
(every man, woman, and child)
you each get $516,528.
Or... if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans, your home gets $1,329,787.
Or... if you are a family of four..
your family gets $2,066,012.
Imagine, now $700 billion bailing out banks in the US.  That's enough to fund complete medical care for every man, woman and child currently alive in the US for 11 years!!
50 billion to bail out the auto industry???
Washington, D.C.
&
Ottawa, ON.
< HELLO!!! >
Are all your calculators broken??
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on October 20, 2011, 05:52:18 PM
johnfromthejaw - I have to admit I didn't really know exactly how many zeros there were in a billion and you didn't say so either in your quoted email, so I had to make a guess, then I went and looked it up. I guessed about 12 zeros, but I wasn't sure and I am in the UK. The UK and the USA have different opinions on the matter, which I didn't realise either. I found this on the Oxford Dictionaries website:-

How many is a billion?
In British English, a billion used to be equivalent to a million million (i.e. 1,000,000,000,000), while in American English it has always equated to a thousand million (i.e. 1,000,000,000). British English has now adopted the American figure, though, so that a billion equals a thousand million in both varieties of English.

The same sort of change has taken place with the meaning of trillion. In British English, a trillion used to mean a million million million (i.e. 1,000,000,000,000,000,000). Nowadays, it's generally held to be equivalent to a million million (1,000,000,000,000), as it is in American English

No wonder we're all confused  :mhihi but it's an interesting topic.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on October 31, 2011, 05:57:04 PM
An eagle gets caught in a paraglider's gear and then is released by the paraglider...

http://www.break.com/index/eagle-gets-tangled-in-parachute-then-freed-2206930
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on October 31, 2011, 06:32:15 PM
Wow, intense. There were two eagles flying towards him, only 1 got caught it seems. The pilot was very gentle on releasing the bird. :)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on November 01, 2011, 06:20:21 AM
Incredible.. yes, two eagles but only one got caught.. it's a wonder the pilot was able to land safely and that the eagle was able to fly away. Amazing video.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on November 01, 2011, 08:59:38 AM
Amazing video... so glad all turned out okay.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: zuzcat on November 01, 2011, 09:14:21 AM
Such patience this man had in getting the eagle loose.  Happy it all turned out okay for both of them.  Thank you for posting.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Valleybirds on November 06, 2011, 01:07:48 PM
Monday's Wild and Crazy Eagle Release By MARS!

Shredder Helliwell will be released first around 2 pm, in the Qualicum area. The others will be released within the next couple of hours, as Jenn drives up to the other sites - Dyke Rd, and Oyster River. (To attend any of the releases, please email info@wingtips.org and mark as high importance with capital letters EAGLE RELEASE in the subject. We have a restriction for public viewing due to our permit.) There will be news coverage at the Comox release, but I will be filming and taking pictures of Shredder, then as much of the others as I can manage. Whew!

We apologize for all the last minute arrangements, but we're trying to reduce stress on the birds by releasing them as quickly as possible after the one capture on Monday.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 06, 2011, 01:34:45 PM
NOTICE:  Please remember to go to your ONZ forum account "Preferences" choices and change the time setting if you went from Daylight Savings time back to Standard Time...   :nod2

Look at the green toolbar above where the "Messages" button is located.  Find "Profile" and then go to "Preferences."  You will find the time settings there.   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on November 23, 2011, 09:40:42 AM
I love the new cam/chat page! it is beautiful.  :eclove  Thanks for all the hard work . It's perfect!


http://www.hornbyeagles.com/HEGPSchat.htm
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on November 28, 2011, 04:44:11 PM
The new chat/ cam page looks great. Cool that you moved the various cam links on forum topic to here.   :clap   :bow

A lot of time and effort  :ty
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: sparkie on December 19, 2011, 03:14:31 PM
HI all.   I spent some time today asking paint, Cali. Nancy  how many views their videos had on You tube. It was frankly amazing
 
    Cali and I cooked up a contest where as of 4pm my time today Dec 19th, in Ontario all the view numbers were in. We are proposing a fun contest . Folks to try and guess what the total number was . NO money involved .  Cali is going to  give her new 2011 video as a prize . The first copy of the press .  

This Contest will run from now until 4pm Ontario time New Years Day .

 I hope you will all try to guess Just how many followers of our nest and interested people we have following our mission to educate and enjoy what we we do .

PS I have heard the video is going to be fantastic  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: typoscount2 on December 19, 2011, 03:47:29 PM
k my number is

103,639,003 views
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: nan2945 on December 19, 2011, 03:50:02 PM
my oh my oh my - I have no clue at all ---so here's a guess - 2500

 :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on December 19, 2011, 04:05:52 PM
98,600 is my guess. :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: auroradawn on December 19, 2011, 04:07:02 PM
344,647
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on December 19, 2011, 04:27:45 PM
 :question   :question   :help  I don't have sufficient number of fingers and toes  :chuckle

OK, I'll go 130,321 views.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on December 19, 2011, 04:33:57 PM
 Cali is going to  give her new 2011 video as a prize . The first copy of the press .  

PS I have heard the video is going to be fantastic  :thumbup:


How wonderful to read that there will be a video from 2011 Season.   :thumbup:  :ty Cali
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on December 19, 2011, 04:37:36 PM
Hmmm

130,400
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dizzymom70 on December 19, 2011, 05:02:27 PM
Hmmm...my guess is 713,250 views. Doesn't really matter. I plan on getting a copy of that DVD either way :nanananana
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: elkgirl on December 19, 2011, 05:10:45 PM
I'll say 195,115   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on December 19, 2011, 05:20:35 PM
Hummmmmm those videos are good, alot of people like eagles, alot of people love Mom and Dad.... David and Alexander where a hoot... so.........

              1,244, 191
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gmadeb3 on December 19, 2011, 06:34:29 PM
212,563
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: SaharaSapphire on December 19, 2011, 07:05:47 PM
128,000
 :puzzled2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: SaharaSapphire on December 19, 2011, 07:08:04 PM
Yippee!! I can hardly wait to buy one!!!!! :ty :ty
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: mamalion on December 19, 2011, 08:14:11 PM
:biggrin6
U guys are hilarious.....
I am going to win it... so  ....  1,450, 387
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: boodle317 on December 20, 2011, 08:45:10 AM
My guess is 89,000 views.  I did it very scientifically and will not be sharing my theory!  ROFL>  ahahahahahahahah
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: birdvoyer on December 20, 2011, 11:13:22 AM
My guess is 89,001 views.   :biggrin3 (I use to watch the Price Is Right so I know how to bid)

JK Boo.  :ecinnocent I'll say...uuummmm...a bazillion trillion..and 7!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: boodle317 on December 20, 2011, 11:19:01 AM
My guess is 89,001 views.   :biggrin3 (I use to watch the Price Is Right so I know how to bid)

JK Boo.  :ecinnocent I'll say...uuummmm...a bazillion trillion..and 7!


LOL   Birdvoyer.....COME ON DOWN!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 20, 2011, 02:20:53 PM
1,250,330
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Kristy on December 20, 2011, 03:49:50 PM
119,317  :pray
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: joyofdogs on December 20, 2011, 04:31:51 PM
845,783,992,032.4
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Mary Jane on December 20, 2011, 04:39:13 PM
2,468,114      :biggrin6
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on December 20, 2011, 04:50:27 PM
576,127
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: fol-di-rol on December 20, 2011, 05:24:32 PM
may as well hazard a guess: 

3,141,592
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: nan2945 on December 20, 2011, 05:27:44 PM
  let's see - don't like my first guess - so lets try a second time...

50,000 and counting
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 20, 2011, 05:33:33 PM
Did Joy just go NUTZ?!   :eclol   :chuckle  :rotf1
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: OpieK on December 20, 2011, 06:38:13 PM
850,000  :pray
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on December 21, 2011, 05:02:48 AM
I wonder if there will be a booby prize for the guess that is farthest off the mark?  :really
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: idahowa on December 21, 2011, 02:37:43 PM
845,783,992,032.4

845,783,992,032.3
 :mhihi
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: joyofdogs on December 21, 2011, 03:03:07 PM
I still get the booby prize, Ida.   :mhihi
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 21, 2011, 03:26:56 PM
I wonder if there will be a booby prize for the guess that is farthest off the mark?  :really

A Blue-footed Booby, Nancy?!   :chuckle
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: blackster1 on December 21, 2011, 03:35:26 PM
Prize for the booby prize

(http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd426/JudyMortvedtBlack/Birds%20from%20the%20Galapagos/2011-03-24_074415.png)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on December 21, 2011, 03:47:19 PM
Wowzer the blue footed BoobY!! :mhihi
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on December 21, 2011, 04:16:41 PM
What I want to know is what is a .3 or a .4?  :ecrolleyes  :eclol Surely it has to be a round number..  :mhihi  Come on you two (idahowa and joyofdgos)...  :ecinnocent let's at least be realistic..  :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: joyofdogs on December 21, 2011, 04:24:37 PM
Some people get interrupted and only watch part of the video. Or they are distracted and not watching with their full concentration.  Work with me here.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on December 21, 2011, 04:37:12 PM
I'm trying.. I'm trying...  :mhihi - I just wonder which part of my brain is a .3 or .4 - maybe more like a .1   :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: fol-di-rol on December 22, 2011, 05:52:09 PM
okay, here's another try:

314,159

I just like those numbers
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 22, 2011, 07:31:01 PM
Is .5 what is meant by "half-baked?!"   :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on December 22, 2011, 07:45:51 PM
  :ecwink  (I am hoping to win the Blue Footed Booby prize!)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: typoscount2 on December 25, 2011, 07:36:57 PM
guess #2
237,073 views
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: sparkie on December 31, 2011, 02:16:07 PM
Less  than 24hours to cast your vote to win the first edition of the new 2011 Video  of the beautiful events on Hornby Island , as seen through the eyes of the camera and film.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: auroradawn on December 31, 2011, 02:23:50 PM
639,207 (guess No. 2)  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on December 31, 2011, 02:26:36 PM
as seen through the eyes of the camera and film.

The new video is all Boonibarb photos!  Californiawatcher has dedicated this video to showcasing Booni's work, in honor of her talent and commitment to the eagles of Hornby Island.   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on December 31, 2011, 06:04:34 PM
656,438
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on December 31, 2011, 07:09:55 PM
 :thumbup:  Can't wait to order the new video for 2011.

A while since my first guess at the number of views, so I'm going for a second guess =  528, 470

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: boodle317 on January 01, 2012, 08:19:10 AM
ok...my first guess was scientific.  (ha)    so i am taking one more stab at guessing with abandon!


276,000
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: basenjimom on January 01, 2012, 08:22:11 AM
135,624  :puzzled2 perhaps.  Yeah that sound right!  LOL
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: rainy on January 01, 2012, 08:34:10 AM
my guess is 437000
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: cakiepie on January 01, 2012, 08:37:02 AM



   I didn't scroll back to see what we are posting numbers for...except there is a prize...but I will say 89,259.  I really should read before I jump in!!  LOL.   :eceek
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on January 01, 2012, 11:12:03 AM
It will be completely hilarious cakiepie, if you win without knowing for what. :lol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tidesout on January 01, 2012, 11:36:54 AM
# 1 Guess    289, 875

#2  Guess    427,777
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: typoscount2 on January 01, 2012, 12:23:56 PM
257,369 is kick at the can number 3
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: KDK1 on January 01, 2012, 12:27:07 PM
Guess: 500,001 . . .  :bow
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: coopmb2 on January 01, 2012, 12:31:42 PM
Here goes : 137592   :pray
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: MoJo on January 01, 2012, 12:34:01 PM
My guess:  202,202  :pray
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: auroradawn on January 01, 2012, 12:37:24 PM
OK then here goes guess #3.

303,303  :rotf1
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: OpieK on January 01, 2012, 12:44:51 PM
second guess - 8,500
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: auroradawn on January 01, 2012, 12:49:31 PM
567,890  and that's my final answer  :biggrin6
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: MoJo on January 01, 2012, 12:55:03 PM
since we can have more than one guess:   150,000

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: MoJo on January 01, 2012, 12:59:37 PM
one more - even 200,000!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: sparkie on January 01, 2012, 01:03:30 PM
Voting now closed  The answer was  200,810 views

Winner of our contest is      Mojo with a total  of 200.000


Congratulations  Mojo You will receive hot of the press the first edition of the 2011 video . :thumbup: :heart

The Booby prize will be awarded to JOYOFDOGS  for her marvelous guess of   845,783.032.4

Congratulations you will receive blackstars picture of the BooBy Birds. :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on January 01, 2012, 01:37:06 PM
:clap
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: typoscount2 on January 01, 2012, 01:38:55 PM
congrat's mojo and joyof   :eclol

thanks sparkie paint nancy and cali for the fun and games !!! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: MoJo on January 01, 2012, 01:43:34 PM
Whoooooohoooooooooooo! :clap :clap :clap  I can't believe I won!!  I never win anything!!!!

 :thumbup:  :ty  :s*
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 01, 2012, 01:59:14 PM
Wonderful, Mojo!  Congratulations on winning a fun contest!   :thumbup:

Joy, the Booby Prize is a nice one, in this case...   :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: SaharaSapphire on January 01, 2012, 03:42:17 PM
Congratulations Mojo!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap  & Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: joyofdogs on January 01, 2012, 03:44:23 PM
WOW - I can't believe I won the booby prize.  Will it come in the mail or will it be delivered by pigeons.  YAY!!!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: boodle317 on January 01, 2012, 03:54:17 PM
Congrats MO and Joy!   whoo hoo! 

many thanx to paint, sparky, cali and nancy for all the great stuff!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on January 01, 2012, 04:16:02 PM
Fun competition and congrats MoJo and Joy.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on January 01, 2012, 06:39:07 PM
After the New Years Eve chat I would be verrrrry suspicious of the "BOOB'IE' " prize... :ecwink
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dizzymom70 on January 01, 2012, 09:11:21 PM
LOL ccfan..I agree! :mhihi
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on January 02, 2012, 12:10:12 AM
 Mojo and Joy - :thumbup:  :clap
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on January 02, 2012, 12:12:04 AM
I PROTEST!  :lumphammer8

I was certain my guess would get me the booby prize!  Here is my guess, posted Dec. 22nd: www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=98.msg88185#msg88185 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=98.msg88185#msg88185) Infinity is surely greater than Joy's number of 845,783.032.4!  :puzzled2   (No offense to Joyofdogs for a very fine, albeit less than mine, guess.)

I submit this dictionary definition to the judge on appeal:
• Mathematics a number greater than any assignable quantity or countable number (symbol ∞).

Congratulations, MOJO.  You should play the lottery this week!  :nod2

JOYOFDOGS, I am so sorry, but I will have to withhold my congratulations as I am protesting the judging.    :sad :ecwink
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on January 02, 2012, 08:47:08 AM
Luv.. :mhihi

I had to go back and see your post Luv. I didn't see it as an infinity but a double  :eceek.

Don't know if infinity is a qualified number in this contest. Judges.... :mconfused
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 02, 2012, 09:37:11 AM
Ut oh...dissent in the house!  Somebody get the "Calm Over Troubled Waters" stuff...   :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: birdvoyer on January 02, 2012, 11:25:15 AM
(http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/237766/237766,1278911249,7/stock-photo-tequila-bottle-with-drinking-glass-and-lemon-56968843.jpg) (http://www.aussiewhipmaker.com/images/whip_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on January 02, 2012, 11:38:58 AM
Nap time!  :offtobed :sleep :sleeping
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: joyofdogs on January 02, 2012, 11:58:57 AM
With all due respect, luvs, infinity is a cheater number so protest all you want it just don't count as you can't count to it.   :nanananana
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: sparkie on January 02, 2012, 12:02:03 PM
Sorry luv,
 I thought that was your spectacles . I did not realize it was meant to be a mathematical  symbol.
 Even so I think you should have been more explicit in your post . A wink does not a number make. :ecnono  
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on January 02, 2012, 12:03:48 PM
 :eclol :mhihi :chuckle :kissheart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: SaharaSapphire on January 02, 2012, 12:54:45 PM
As an accountant,    :eceek I would venture to say that I have never seen  :really "infinity" used to describe any mathematical value.  :ecnono Generally speaking, and I am not an :investigate2 auditor,   :sorry but we like finite values,  since they are specific and represent real values. That being said, not everything is completely exact,  :nope so we generally go for what is reasonable.   :puzzled2 ie: is the value of xxxx reasonable?  But as I said :ecrolleyes  I am not an auditor.  Hope this helps.  :rotf1  :grouphug2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: typoscount2 on January 02, 2012, 01:53:43 PM
∞.1  is this maybe what would have been more exact and or definitive? :really
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: joyofdogs on January 02, 2012, 02:08:48 PM
Too late to change an entry Typos.  

The results are in and JOYOFDOGS (that is moi) gets the booby prize. Now be a good loser, luvs and push off.

 :biggergrin2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: typoscount2 on January 02, 2012, 02:17:31 PM
oh i wasnt changen, but gather intell for any future guessens :chuckle
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on January 02, 2012, 02:21:08 PM
Okay Mojo.... how did you bride them for the answer and what did it cost ya???? :mgritted
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: SaharaSapphire on January 02, 2012, 02:32:13 PM
Infinity.1 would be an exact and definitive value, albeit a future value. But like on the Price if Right, after you guess Infinity.1, Joy of Dogs could put forward Infinity.2  :nanananana Then what do we do Infinity.3 :question :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: boodle317 on January 02, 2012, 02:36:23 PM
 :faint
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 02, 2012, 05:49:19 PM
Muddying the waters with exactitude, are ye?!   :chuckle
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: SaharaSapphire on January 02, 2012, 07:19:53 PM
 :mhihi
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on January 03, 2012, 01:47:01 AM
With all due respect, luvs, infinity is a cheater number so protest all you want it just don't count as you can't count to it.   snip

Oh my, Joy, a "cheater number"?  I think not.  And I wonder how long you "counted" to reach your unrealistic number of 845,783.032.4?   :puzzled2

snip
The results are in and JOYOFDOGS (that is moi) gets the booby prize. Now be a good loser, luvs and push off.
snip

Wow, Joy, that is cold.  I had hoped for a reasoned discourse on the subject; I am shocked and saddened that you have resorted to taunting!   :ecnono

Infinity.1 would be an exact and definitive value, albeit a future value. But like on the Price if Right, after you guess Infinity.1, Joy of Dogs could put forward Infinity.2  snip Then what do we do Infinity.3 snip snip

I can't see how infinity.1 could be considered finite if infinity is not.  And, as infinity is the highest number attainable, it cannot be made larger.  SaharaSapphire, however, does make an excellent point regarding the endless upping of a number.... for example, take a number such as 845,783.032.4, one could up that to 845,783.032.5, then to 845,783.032.6 and on and on until........... one would reach..... infinity!  I simply skipped the ".1 upping" and went straight to ∞ (Infinity), thus saving an "infinite" number of keystrokes for us all.  :eclol

I wonder if there will be a booby prize for the guess that is farthest off the mark?  :really

One cannot get farther from 200,000 than ∞ (infinity).

I could simply say "case closed" and demand my booby prize....  but I am a reasonable and accommodating person.  :nod2  I am feeling magnanimous with the start of a fresh new year.  I understand that Joy, after seeing the (incorrect, imo) results posted, reasonably surmised that the booby prize was hers. And I will attribute her taunting me to her wanting so badly to hold on to the prize. (I had certainly expected the booby prize as well, knowing that I had entered ∞ as my entry.  That is why I was shocked at the results which were posted.)  As it is clear that Joy is very attached to the prize, I will not demand it be taken from her.  I will release my claim to it to avoid rancor in our ranks! (Think USA, circa November, 2000)  i will withdraw my protest, rather than let this go on to ∞.  :ecwink

In return, I expect simply an acknowledgement that my guess of ∞ was indeed the actual "farthest off the mark" guess.  An honor (a dubious one at that) indeed.    :really :chuckle

Happy New Year to all!  :ecsmile



Note to Joy and Sahara Sapphire:  I had to remove the emoticons from your quoted posts as they put me over the "smilie limit".  

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 03, 2012, 02:33:21 AM
Does this "Sweet Surrender" mean the Case Is Closed?!  (I mean...um..."Gracious Agreement.  Yes, that's it.)   :pray   :ty

(The...um...'judges' are not going to hear the case, anyway.  They're too busy eating their holiday treats.   :ecrolleyes)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: joyofdogs on January 03, 2012, 07:36:23 AM
Now that this is settled I graciously, no magnanimously bestow the Booby Prize to Luvsthebirds with my love and appreciation for your great sense of humour.  It was humour right?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on January 03, 2012, 08:30:27 PM
Thank you, Joy. Of course it was humour!  :eclove...... or was it?  -:(

And as luv is feeling the good karma, pleased with Joy's magnanimity, basking in the peace that closure brings.... suddenly a thought occurs!  hmmmmm   :really  First I was magnanimous, now Joy is magnanimous, am I expected now to be even more magnanimous?  And then Joy would need to one up my magnaminity and I hers and so on until  OMG  Infinity once again!  :eclol  But no, I will not allow such suspicious thoughts to take control!  :ecnono   :eceek
No, no, no!  Be gone bad thoughts! Joy and I deserve to move on in peace and a shared appreciation of the wonderful Blue-Footed Booby(prize)!  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 03, 2012, 08:57:07 PM
Yes, please keep the Blue-footed Booby Prize raised high in front of you as we march together into our next adventures, Joy and Luv!   :biggrin6
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: joyofdogs on January 03, 2012, 09:06:02 PM
Luvs - maybe we could share and each have one booby!

 :kiss*
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on January 03, 2012, 09:11:33 PM
 :rotf1  Joy, I have oh so many ways to reply to that suggestion. But, I am not sure if they are appropriate under our forum guidelines.    :ecnono  :blush

I do prefer my boobies in pairs, but in the spirit of detente, would share one with you, Joy!   :kissheart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dizzymom70 on January 03, 2012, 09:17:19 PM
Joy & Luv's-it's posts like yours that make me love this group. You gals rock! :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: SaharaSapphire on January 03, 2012, 10:18:31 PM
 :thumbup: :chuckle :clap
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: blackster1 on January 04, 2012, 09:28:13 AM
Here is the presentation of the Booby Award

To Luvs with love

(http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd426/JudyMortvedtBlack/Birds%20from%20the%20Galapagos/Blue%20Footed%20Boobies/PL1716_015-1.jpg)

Joy for the joy she brings the forum and great guessing

(http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd426/JudyMortvedtBlack/Birds%20from%20the%20Galapagos/Blue%20Footed%20Boobies/2012-01-04_093612.png)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: cakiepie on January 04, 2012, 09:51:02 AM
     Joy.....did your Booby just lay two golden eggs?          :investigate2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: joyofdogs on January 04, 2012, 10:16:33 AM
You gotta love the feet on those boobies. 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: jeavverhey on January 04, 2012, 10:33:27 AM
I gotta luv the folks that find time to post all that - killing myself here :mhihi :eclol :s* :hearts :kissheart :hug ;D  :faint :hug  :ty
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 04, 2012, 04:28:07 PM
    Joy.....did your Booby just lay two golden eggs?          :investigate2

Sure looks like it, Cakie!  A bonus prize...
(Hope it doesn't create any jealousy from Luv!  Oh, did I say that?!)  

Very nice and authentic prizes, Blackster!   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on January 04, 2012, 05:10:34 PM
     Joy.....did your Booby just lay two golden eggs?          :investigate2

shhh Luv will want one :lol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on January 05, 2012, 04:22:50 PM
Thank you Blackster!  :eclove  My booby is so cute!  :ecwink  And so is the one who is somewhat impolitely showing me its rear view!  :eclol

Sure looks like it, Cakie!  A bonus prize...
(Hope it doesn't create any jealousy from Luv!  Oh, did I say that?!)  
snip
 
Moi? Jealous?  I dare say not!  I have my share of golden eggs from "Angry Birds"
But.....Better not tell Joy that Boobies don't lay golden eggs.... :mzipped

shhh Luv will want one :lol
See my comments above.  :ecwink  

Besides..... My booby's bigger than Joy's booby!  :mhihi And it looks all natural, too.

I gotta luv the folks that find time to post all that - killing myself here snip

jeav, I don't have the time, I make the time!  I will share my secrets to making time to do all the important things like the forum.....   I learned some time ago that all I needed to do was prioritize.  Here is my priority list:

#1 Fun
#2 Everything else

Works great for me!  Although my house is dirty, laundry piled high, bills paid at the very last minute........

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: joyofdogs on January 05, 2012, 04:39:06 PM
Besides..... My booby's bigger than Joy's booby!   And it looks all natural, too.

I don't know if that cut and paste from luvs post which I put above will show up in a blue (booby) box but I think the emphasis must be put on the LOOKS all natural.  HMMMM! One wonders what she means by that.  
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on January 05, 2012, 04:43:43 PM
I hope they're not implant Boobies  :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: blackster1 on January 05, 2012, 04:52:53 PM
I found a close-up of the boobie egg and new born just to solve the golden egg discussion.  I think they look gold

(http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd426/JudyMortvedtBlack/Birds%20from%20the%20Galapagos/Blue%20Footed%20Boobies/EGHIboobychickegg-557x337.jpg)

(http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd426/JudyMortvedtBlack/Birds%20from%20the%20Galapagos/Blue%20Footed%20Boobies/EGHIchickonegg-580x332.jpg)

(http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd426/JudyMortvedtBlack/Birds%20from%20the%20Galapagos/Blue%20Footed%20Boobies/EGHIboobyeggsblue-570x393.jpg)

pictures from Wikipedia
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: joyofdogs on January 05, 2012, 04:58:54 PM
AWWWWW - sweet booby babies.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 05, 2012, 05:00:00 PM
Cute Baby Boobylet!  Does anyone have a link for a Blue-footed Booby cam?!  :binocs   :eclol    :chuckle  

 :rotf1
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on January 05, 2012, 05:06:47 PM
Besides..... My booby's bigger than Joy's booby!   And it looks all natural, too.

snp box but I think the emphasis must be put on the LOOKS all natural.  HMMMM! One wonders what she means by that.  

Laurad got what I implied!   :thumbup:

Blackster thanks for the close up.  They are pretty eggs.  Don't look like as described on allaboutbirds website.  It calls them pale bluish?   However, I hate to mention that the "gold" may indeed be something Joy may not find so desirable.  :ecnono  This is from the website www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Blue-footed_Booby/lifehistory/ac (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Blue-footed_Booby/lifehistory/ac)   Credit to them.
"The Blue-footed Booby makes no nest, but lays its eggs on bare ground. The incubating birds defecate while on the nest, and the eggs become surrounded by a circular wall of excrement."

Bolding added by me.  So those pretty gold speckles........ :eceek
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 05, 2012, 05:17:55 PM
So the female has Starry Eyes?!   (Couldn't resist, Joy!   :chuckle) 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: blackster1 on January 05, 2012, 06:13:01 PM
Laurad got what I implied!   :thumbup:

Blackster thanks for the close up.  They are pretty eggs.  Don't look like as described on allaboutbirds website.  It calls them pale bluish?   However, I hate to mention that the "gold" may indeed be something Joy may not find so desirable.  :ecnono  This is from the website www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Blue-footed_Booby/lifehistory/ac (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Blue-footed_Booby/lifehistory/ac)   Credit to them.
"The Blue-footed Booby makes no nest, but lays its eggs on bare ground. The incubating birds defecate while on the nest, and the eggs become surrounded by a circular wall of excrement."

Bolding added by me.  So those pretty gold speckles........ :eceek

lol on the gold color.  I don't remeber hearing that when we watched them but they do look blue under the lovely gold stain.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on January 05, 2012, 07:30:09 PM
Y'all are having too much fun    :chuckle      :clap       :biggergrin2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on January 05, 2012, 08:19:53 PM
"The Blue-footed Booby makes no nest, but lays its eggs on bare ground. The incubating birds defecate while on the nest, and the eggs become surrounded by a circular wall of excrement."


That explains the big blue feet - kinda like wearing gumboots to get in and outa the nest!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: MoJo on January 05, 2012, 08:29:26 PM
 :rotf1
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on January 05, 2012, 08:30:49 PM
 :ty for my daily :chuckle .  I am sitting here having a good :giggle  :lol

:rotf1

:grouphug2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Blue on January 05, 2012, 10:01:00 PM
Additional booby prize - your very own avatar!

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/390/imagescaubm18l.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/192/imagescaubm18l.jpg/)

Did some research - those blue feet may, or may not, be used for wading out of the nest but the male is VERY proud of his blue feet and dances around and holds a foot up for his lady love to see. The brighter blue his foot is, the better she likes him.  :hearts

They are also used for incubating eggs and keeping the chicks warm.

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dizzymom70 on January 05, 2012, 11:40:10 PM
Lol! I snorted a mouthful of cookies outta my nose reading this page! (The snortin' wasn't pretty, but the laughs were priceless.) :biggergrin2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on January 07, 2012, 05:36:27 PM
Oh, My, I have been away too long, missed out on all the fun!

Those widdle Booby babies are just so sweet and fuzzy...thank you, Blackster!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on January 16, 2012, 03:31:53 PM
Yesterday Mr. FG and I suddenly noticed a gorgeous young eagle soaring over our shoreline, then south over the meadow beyond our woods.  This is not a common occurrence here, and it takes my breath away every time! Our reaction reminded me of the old Superman episodes:
  "It's a Crow...it's a seagull...it's...AN EAGLE!!!"

They are so large and grand, so graceful - gets me every time :eclove    IF  I had had a camera, the encounter still would have been too short to get a shot. I do wish I could have captured a picture, though, so that I could try to guess at their age.

It reminded me of the reason I searched out and found this site originally  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on January 16, 2012, 03:56:39 PM
Awww how special, Faerie. Hope you get to see them again and again, and that they have a nest nearby.   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on January 18, 2012, 01:40:51 PM
Wouldn't that be a Hoot if a nest had been right under my nose all along?  Hmm, not likely, since I spend quite a bit of time gazing out at those trees. I think we may be too close to the shore.  Good thing I set the timer on the oven when I baked a blueberry pie today - would have burned as I gazed and gazed...and gazed !
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 18, 2012, 07:52:30 PM
 :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on January 19, 2012, 10:25:09 AM
Interesting interview with David Hancock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQHlWtNz9F4

"Wildlife Biologist & Eagle Expert David Hancock speaks with Studio 4 Host Fanny Kiefer about the plight of the eagles on the west coast. A poor run of Chum Salmon has pushed these birds to the brink of starvation. What happened, what can be done, and the long term consequences of dying eagles."
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on January 19, 2012, 12:12:17 PM
thanks, beans - that was an interesting interview.

I was curious about the timing, tho, as it seemed I had heard a slightly different story this year about the salmon.  The video was uploaded to YouTube on March 3, 2011, not quite a year ago - I hope the situation is not as dire this year as last.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: jfrancl on January 29, 2012, 08:56:03 AM
Hello everyone, I just recently joined and very happy to be here!
 :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on January 29, 2012, 09:04:12 AM
Welcome to the forum, jfrancl! 

We all hope you will enjoy looking around at all the photos and info and recipes and stories that we have here!  If you need any help finding things, please ask.

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: MoJo on January 29, 2012, 09:09:49 AM
Welcome, jfrancl! :biggergrin2

Have you been to our chat room yet?  Mom and Dad Decorah have been busy "nestorating" for spring!  http://www.hornbyeagles.com/HEGPSchat.htm

Mojo
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: jfrancl on January 29, 2012, 09:14:42 AM
Welcome to the forum, jfrancl! 

We all hope you will enjoy looking around at all the photos and info and recipes and stories that we have here!  If you need any help finding things, please ask.


Thank you Nancy, for the warm welcome !!  I will look around and start posting.  I'm familiar with this type of forum layout as I also post in RRP forum. Looks like a great place and I'm very happy I joined!!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 30, 2012, 11:36:03 PM
Nice to have you here, jfranci.  I hope you enjoy the forum and our chat room, too.   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: MoJo on February 04, 2012, 01:28:38 PM
I think you'll enjoy this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMbDjNDD4cM
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dizzymom70 on February 04, 2012, 02:04:23 PM
Very cool, Mojo. It kind of looked like some of them could get hurt doin' that.....
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on February 18, 2012, 10:37:04 AM
Posted on Facebook by one of my friends. 

Debbie Kostolansky posted. Bus Trip To Decorah Iowa July 2012

Yay!! So now that we have our first egg, I have contacted the bus company this week and we are ready to make reservations. Hopefully we have 47 passengers to make this the most economical. I also asked about pickups along the route and she said they could do that. I need to know who would be interested to go that won't be picked up in Chicago. (i.e. Quad Cities, etc.) If you are interested please let me know. Now would be the time to find out who is seriously interested. After I see the count, a deposit will be needed. I do have hotel rooms as well and I need to know if you would like to share or have a single room.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on February 18, 2012, 11:05:02 PM
Mojo, that video is amazing! What an incredible planet .... just goes to show, it takes all kinds ....
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on February 18, 2012, 11:30:23 PM
Mojo I smiled all the way through that video.... wonderful... and now I know where Michael Jackson got his moonwalk  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: OpieK on February 18, 2012, 11:31:17 PM
ok Mojo, that guy with the orange head and yellow legs had to be the inspiration for Michael Jackson's Moonwalk
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on February 21, 2012, 04:24:50 PM
Thanks Mojo, great video.   I feel like dancing!  :ecsmile

Now I know why my new booby is dancing around the place giving me "the look"!  :eceek  Maybe I need a second booby!?  :ecwink

Maybe Joy's booby can come over for a little booby HP?  :eclol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dizzymom70 on February 21, 2012, 06:54:26 PM
Ahahaha...snort! luv-you are killing me with funny. Thanks  :mhihi
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 21, 2012, 09:37:43 PM
Luv, My People will contact Your People about arranging a meeting with Joy's People to discuss a Booby get-together.  (All must have blue feet as their entrance card to the meeting.)

 :zooooom
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Maria dB on March 01, 2012, 06:32:47 AM
WOW! It's been a year since I have been on site and lots of new peeps!
Just to let you know my cancer is progressing slowly so far. Now in my lungs
but no problems yet. Thought I would not be here Christmas gone but CT scan
20 December was good news spread very little in my lungs
and and no where else.
No problems breathing. Just hope at next appointment on 13th will be good news
also. 2yrs  3months is the the average for my kind of cancer, so I'm doing OK.
Again thanks fo all your support and prayers and my apololgies for not posting
for the last year. I have been reading and sleeping a lot. (was 68 on Jan 14 ...
 and the chocolate and goodies doesn't help. lol) Hope all of you are OK.
I say a prayer for all who are ill and therir families.
Love and hugs to you all. Maria xxxx  PS will post at least once a week
from now on. I'm addicted to Regency and Vampire romances on my Kindle and
forget the time anyone with a Kindle will realise how addictive this is :-) lol
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on March 01, 2012, 06:35:41 AM
So glad to see you here Maria. You have definitely been missed. Glad you are still feeling OK, and hope your next scan is terrific!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Maria dB on March 01, 2012, 06:59:33 AM
Thanks a lot. What has happened to Mum and Dad's Cam? Is Doug OK.  This is a terrible blow.
2006 and now camless :eceek  :sad
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on March 01, 2012, 07:59:43 AM
Doug is OK. He decided to retire the nest cam.  Mum and Dad Hornby are excellent! Check out the Ground Observations topic for reports and pictures.

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=939.0

Since it's been a year, need to tell you that two eaglets fledged last year.  :biggrin3

This is the discussion topic for last season.

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=525.0

Stay tuned, HEGPS is working on getting a cam of our own up one place or another.  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on March 01, 2012, 09:16:29 AM
Hello Maria,

Thank you for bringing us up to date. How difficult it must have been to believe you would not make it to Christmas. But look! It is March!! Sending love and healing thoughts to you.

:hearts
Rajame
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 01, 2012, 11:56:27 AM
(((((MariadB)))))  it's so good to see you here!  I've wondered how you were doing.  Please post when you can and keep in-touch with us.  We'll look for you.  Take care!   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on March 01, 2012, 06:29:14 PM
Mariadb,
It is so good to hear from you, you have been in my thoughts and prayers...I'm glad your back!
ccfan
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on March 02, 2012, 03:14:19 AM
Maria, nice to see you again. Where in the UK are you? I think I've asked before.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: basenjimom on March 02, 2012, 01:30:15 PM
Happy Belated Birthday Maria and welcome back!  It's always nice to see you here. 

Put aside the Kindle and experience once again the real drama of nature.  :binocs Plenty of on camera romancing and hanky-panky this season at different nests  :ecwink  Have you been watching the Food Network?  We got that beat too!!  Have had piglet, pheasant, squirrel, flattened turtle, fowl and fish of many varieties!!  :eclol Soap opera's?  You wouldn't believe what Dad Norfolk has been up to!  He's has at taken at least 3 lovers this season  :eceek  LOL

Welcome back nest friend  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on March 02, 2012, 07:07:38 PM
Well, Hi there Mariadb! So glad to "hear" your voice and I will add my hugs and best wishes here!TeeHee, basenjimom is absolutely right, there is drama and romance and comedy and much more right here     :-)


Basenjimom: While visiting my sister in Minneapolis/St. Paul this weekend I saw a lady walking TWO basenji's and thought of you!

(They were very beautiful and well behaved  :heart)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on March 03, 2012, 11:29:10 PM
Maria I hope you have heard about the announcement given tonight. A Hornby Island Cam. Woohoo! Not the same view as before, but we'll see our favorite pair, plus more.

Read starting here:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1075.msg98136#msg98136
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 04, 2012, 12:52:16 PM
Maria dB, I am so pleased to see your post and know that you are doing OK.   I hope the news continues to be good at your next appointment.

I look forward to 'seeing' you here again - soon.

BBE  :hug
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: basenjimom on March 05, 2012, 01:31:16 PM

Basenjimom: While visiting my sister in Minneapolis/St. Paul this weekend I saw a lady walking TWO basenji's and thought of you!

(They were very beautiful and well behaved  :heart)

Faerie...Well behaved  :eceek you must be mistaken  :eclol  My daughter recently moved to Minneapolis.  She'd love to hear there are Basenjis in her area.  I'll tell her to be on alert as she commutes to work in Eagan.  :binocs
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on March 08, 2012, 05:40:35 AM
I just received this link in an email and wanted to share it:

http://player.vimeo.com/video/27920977?title=0&%3bbyline=0&%3bportrait=0href=

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on March 08, 2012, 11:22:13 AM
gzebear, oh how special!  Can you imagine how many hours went into this production. A work of art :)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 08, 2012, 12:08:03 PM
I just received this link in an email and wanted to share it:

http://player.vimeo.com/video/27920977?title=0&%3bbyline=0&%3bportrait=0href=

Enjoy!

That is gorgeous, Gzebear!  Thanks for the video link.   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on March 08, 2012, 12:50:32 PM
Mesmerizing! :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on March 08, 2012, 05:13:12 PM
Thank you Gze! Wonderful! :hearts
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: mamalion on March 08, 2012, 08:23:49 PM
Hi ((Nesters)) just wanted to post this video of the Eagle Whisperer that was on Global News last night...


http://www.globaltvbc.com/video/eagle+whisperer/video.html?v=2207422412#.T1jdbQ9iW6g.email
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 10, 2012, 01:40:32 AM
SPRING AHEAD - A REMINDER

Whoopee, spring is ahead of us.  For most of us living in North America - we move our clocks (and assorted time settings) ahead one hour to Daylight Savings Time at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.   :nod2

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7059/6968975755_753408f9c8_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44598433@N07/6968975755/)
Keukenoff Spring Flowers Gardens in the Netherlands (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44598433@N07/6968975755/) by BBE2009 (http://www.flickr.com/people/44598433@N07/), on Flickr

http://cruises.about.com/od/tulipcruises/ig/Keukenhof-Gardens/Keukenhof-Gardens.-vKS.htm
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on March 14, 2012, 07:15:56 AM
Wow BBE, that is gorgeous!
I'll be visiting friends in Seattle soon and hope to see some of those colors! We plan to go to Mt. Rainier - I've never been there.

Any suggestions from my Pacific Northwest Nesters for other destinations? Last year we saw the Snow Geese at Fir Island. I am studying the threads here from the Skagit Valley and Seattle get-togethers. This is a nice resource!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on March 14, 2012, 10:07:39 AM
If you haven't been yet, there is a place to view the salmon going upstream. Someone here can give you the name and place.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 14, 2012, 05:39:05 PM
Hello Faerie Gardener, travelling mode has kicked in? 

emc, are you thinking of 'Chehalis River Estuary' for which there used to be a cam on HWF ? 
http://www.bcgamefisher.com/Chehalis%20river%20BC.htm (http://www.bcgamefisher.com/Chehalis%20river%20BC.htm)

I found this web site which has assorted information for the area:
http://www3.telus.net/driftwood/fraser.htm#chillhatch (http://www3.telus.net/driftwood/fraser.htm#chillhatch)

1. Under section for 'Mission, Harrison Mills' is Chehalis River Hatchery at:
http://www3.telus.net/driftwood/fraser.htm#chehalis (http://www3.telus.net/driftwood/fraser.htm#chehalis)

2. Under section for 'Chilliwack, Cultus Lake, Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs' is Chilliwack River Hatchery at: http://www3.telus.net/driftwood/fraser.htm#chillhatch (http://www3.telus.net/driftwood/fraser.htm#chillhatch)

Bald eagles: Near Harrison which is where a bald eagle count is done annually.

http://www.ibacanada.com/site.jsp?siteID=BC033&lang=EN (http://www.ibacanada.com/site.jsp?siteID=BC033&lang=EN)

http://www.fraservalleybirding.com/Articles/Chehalis.htm (http://www.fraservalleybirding.com/Articles/Chehalis.htm)

Other folks may have some ideas too. And of course there are the assorted bald eagle nests on Hornby Island.  :ecsmile

Good luck with your plans.




Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on March 14, 2012, 06:00:06 PM
I think this is it.

Issaquah Salmon Hatchery

http://www.issaquahhistory.org/sites/salmonhatchery.htm
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on March 14, 2012, 07:14:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZG-bP-1c1w

I'm on vacation in Kaua'i.  Three days ago I noticed a Nene was limping at a lagoon. He walked into the water and swam away. I kept watching for him, and today I saw him again. I alerted Security to call the local veterinarian. Someone came, and we herded him with our hands so he could be picked up. I was pleased. The security officer was pleased. The Nene was not pleased.

The Nene is an endangered species in Hawaii. Preservation efforts are continuing and the success of the Nene in Hawaii is promising.

NB:  If you watch this little video on YouTube, you can click on the "large player" icon (bottom, right) and see it in HD.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on March 14, 2012, 07:43:08 PM
well done, Beans!  (rescue and video)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 14, 2012, 08:32:37 PM
beans, you were in the right place at the right time to help the nene. Top marks to you, the rescuer and the vet. I am sure the nene will be happier after some treatment.   :ty

 :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on March 14, 2012, 08:43:54 PM
Way to go beans!  :thumbup:  an endangered Nene will get help because of your trained eye. And knowing what to do.  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on March 14, 2012, 09:25:55 PM
That looks like a great city to see, too, Beans! Thank you for all the suggestions, BBE  :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on March 14, 2012, 09:30:25 PM
Nice work beans!! The Nene looks a little like a Canada Goose.

So glad you spotted it and he/she is getting help now.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 14, 2012, 09:40:55 PM
Wonderful for the Nene that you spotted him/her and knew what to do, Beans!   :thumbup:   Nice to know that the Nene got help because you care.   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on March 14, 2012, 10:52:22 PM
I spoke to my friend, who is staff in two wildlife hospitals in California, and she said, "Jean, only you would find an injured bird while on vacation." 

So relieved he has been picked up.  I've been stewing over that since Monday morning, when I first saw him limping.  The guy who picked him up is the real hero.  I offered to drive the bird to the vet (have my license with me), but he said he would have to do it.  I understand.  The Nene is a federally protected endangered species.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 15, 2012, 12:41:36 AM
beans,   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on March 15, 2012, 01:12:41 AM
Beans! You are amazing!! :hug
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: boodle317 on March 15, 2012, 05:50:13 AM
I spoke to my friend, who is staff in two wildlife hospitals in California, and she said, "Jean, only you would find an injured bird while on vacation." 



Beans.  I was in chat when I saw the video of the Nene hit the forum and said...ok guys, Beans is on vacation in Hawaii and has already rescued a bird!  LOL  The room was having a great time with it!  WTG Beans!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on March 15, 2012, 08:25:49 AM
I spoke to my friend, who is staff in two wildlife hospitals in California, and she said, "Jean, only you would find an injured bird while on vacation."  
snip

Beans as I watched the video I had a similar thought. It's in your blood gal, good for you. :thumbup:

From wikipedia:The Nene, also known as Nēnē and Hawaiian Goose, (Branta sandvicensis) is a species of goose endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. The official bird of the state of Hawaiʻi, the Nene is exclusively found in the wild on the islands of Maui, Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi. The Hawaiian name Nēnē comes from its soft call. Evolution: The Nene evolved from the Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), which most likely migrated to the Hawaiian islands 500,000 years ago, shortly after the island of Hawaiʻi was formed.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: idahowa on March 15, 2012, 12:56:25 PM
Wow BBE, that is gorgeous!
I'll be visiting friends in Seattle soon and hope to see some of those colors! We plan to go to Mt. Rainier - I've never been there.

Any suggestions from my Pacific Northwest Nesters for other destinations? Last year we saw the Snow Geese at Fir Island. I am studying the threads here from the Skagit Valley and Seattle get-togethers. This is a nice resource!

Floodwater & Jingles would be good resources since they both live in the Seattle area & Jeffery a bit south.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: basenjimom on March 15, 2012, 01:16:21 PM
Faerie,  I really enjoyed the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park.  A great place for pictures and flora not found in other places.  Here's some google images  http://www.google.com/search?q=Hoh+rain+forest&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Pmc&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=cUxiT8ySH4Hp0QHCxJS_CA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CA4Q_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=627  It really is breath taking.  Well worth a visit.  Also saw plenty of Elk on the drive up to the main entrance.

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 15, 2012, 02:36:48 PM
Basenjimom and Faerie G., The Hoh Rainforest is one of my favorite places in the world.  Unsurpassed beauty!  Be prepared for rain during the hikes...well worth it! 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: basenjimom on March 15, 2012, 02:46:26 PM
So true Tiger!  I found myself just stopping and sitting down to take it all in.  It was so beautiful in places it was almost overwhelming.  One of those experiences where your eyes just start to leak and you don't notice it until someone brings it to your attention or you notice all your photos are blurred.  :biggrin3 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on March 15, 2012, 08:12:59 PM
I actually have been there many years ago, and what a great suggestion that is! Thanks for all the suggestions!

Yes, BBE, that old travel bug got me again!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 15, 2012, 09:18:03 PM
The greens in the Hoh Rainforest are SO GREEN!   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Donnae on March 15, 2012, 09:43:02 PM
What a beautiful place ... boy I could get lost in the beauty of it !!!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 15, 2012, 10:54:45 PM
I am so embarrassed   :blush   I have lived 3 hours north of Seattle x 40 years.  I have been to Seattle on several occasions and once was driven to California via WA and OR and have never heard of the Hoh Rainforest. 

I have spent the past hour reading about it on the internet and the photos are awesome. I'm ready to pack my bag and go. Bus tour or with one of two friends who drive and I think would go for this venture.

Thank you for mentioning the area.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on March 16, 2012, 06:56:45 AM
Good idea, BBE. I must remember to stop to see the Heron Rookery, near the fish ladders, too. 'Tis the season, methinks...
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: blackster1 on March 16, 2012, 07:05:57 AM
BBE if you are going through Seattle you can stop and visit us in Poulsbo.  The easiest for you would be to take the Port Angeles ferry and you are almost there and it would save you about 3 hours.  The Hoh is wonderful as well as the rest of the Olympic Natl  Forest.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on March 16, 2012, 09:40:14 AM
The HOH Rainforest is one of our most favorite places in the Northwest. Especially the Hall of Mosses. Last time we took the walk, we heard an odd clacking sound and looked up to see two elk!

Take in the Lake Quinault Lodge too. You will see a whole lot of history there.
http://www.nationalparkreservations.com/olympic_lakequinault.php?gclid=CPPEjoHr664CFSQaQgod0A7AKQ (http://www.nationalparkreservations.com/olympic_lakequinault.php?gclid=CPPEjoHr664CFSQaQgod0A7AKQ)

Also any trip up to the Strait of Juan de Fuca is a dream. We recommend the halibut and chips at the Warm House Restaurant on the Maktah Reservation in Neah Bay. You will see dozens of eagles all over town unless they have not migrated North. Oh and a quick drive to Cape Flattery will get you up to the tippy top of the State.
http://www.makah.com/ (http://www.makah.com/)

Another thing we would recommend is stopping at all the "Biggest Tree..." locations. The trees are awe inspiring.

Well, of course if you are a Twilight Fan, a trip to Forks is always on the way. We have not been there, but we will be going sometime soon.

:hearts

PS. Bring a lot of clothing to layer and don't forget your rain hat.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 16, 2012, 11:32:22 AM
We were fortunate during the day and night we spent in the Hoh Rainforest years ago.  It rains an incredible amount there and we camped in our VW van overnight.   The ranger who took us on a beautiful guided, narrated walk said that it was the only day it hadn't rained all year!    :ecsmile

If you can, be sure to go on one of those walks with a ranger...they point out things we wouldn't have "seen" or understood.  One of my favorites was the 'nurse logs' that nurture the little trees that start growing on them.   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: basenjimom on March 16, 2012, 02:24:34 PM
I was gobsmacked by the "nurse logs".  So beautiful.  Never knew such a thing existed.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on March 16, 2012, 05:28:22 PM
Speaking of nurse trees, I found this little jewel today. Nature at it's best as Spring arrives, someday this will turn into a beautiful tree. :heart

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz274/ldnal/nursetree002.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz274/ldnal/nursetree001.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 17, 2012, 12:26:44 AM
Thanks for all the info re Hoh Rainforest and other sites / sights.  Have them all filed.  This will likely be a 2013 venture, as hopefully it is going to be 'Ye Old Country' for 2012.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on March 17, 2012, 11:50:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZG-bP-1c1w

I'm on vacation in Kaua'i.  Three days ago I noticed a Nene was limping at a lagoon. He walked into the water and swam away. I kept watching for him, and today I saw him again. I alerted Security to call the local veterinarian. Someone came, and we herded him with our hands so he could be picked up. I was pleased. The security officer was pleased. The Nene was not pleased.

The Nene is an endangered species in Hawaii. Preservation efforts are continuing and the success of the Nene in Hawaii is promising.

NB:  If you watch this little video on YouTube, you can click on the "large player" icon (bottom, right) and see it in HD.

Here's the follow up:  I saw the Nene at the lagoon this morning, around 8 AM.  His toe looked the same, so I spoke with a concierge I see each time we visit.  She was aware of the Nene (she had reported it, too).  The goose has been seen by someone here whose job is to watch over all of the Nene and all of the wild birds.  He returned him to the lagoon.  The Nene is still limping, but it may be an old injury that has healed.  They will keep an eye on him.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on March 17, 2012, 07:24:55 PM
Nice find, Passerine!

beans, nice to know they will be watching :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on April 02, 2012, 10:19:41 AM
You will also enjoy seeing a beautiful Golden Eagle released.  He was with us a long time! 

The link will take you to the first post with the newspaper story plus a video.  Several posts down there is a second video, made by one of our volunteers.  This second video shows the eagle's long flight to freedom. 

After healing, he spent a great deal of time in a flight cage to regain his strength.   

CLICK HERE (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=138.msg102919#msg102919)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dizzymom70 on April 09, 2012, 09:17:22 PM
Had the day off today. Hubby had a two hour test, and I had to be there, so I had plenty of time to daydream. And take notes. Here they are.

If I had won the lottery, this is how I would have spent the money:

-Some of those fold-out cushion support thingies for the confusion couch

-One of those sticky lint roller thingies to get the fluffies off the Elvis painting

-An Amish rugbeater thingie for the orange shag

-A piggybank for loose change in the cushions (to be donated to MARS)

-Some Puppy Breath Glade to rid the chat room of fishy/roadkill odors

-A gymnists floor mat for Mel in case he wants to climb a ladder or something

-Pea-shooters for Mishi and Boo to keep Mel in line

-Some earplugs and  sleep masks for AJL, Booni & Wren so they could have some peace & rest

-A bullhorn for Nan for roll call, and a houseboy, just for fun

-A brand new, state of the art BBQ for Cali & Jay to tempt us with lots of good food, and some leg warmers for Cali

-Salmon bites for Ostrich

-Bird reference books for Jon

-A gift certificate for Dooki to the store of his choice

-Big fancy roofs for every nest to protect the little ones

-Various dictionaries for those of us that need occasional help for vocabulary & translation

-Some really cool chin and head support thingies to prevent 3 am face plants in the keyboards

-New, top of the line, overstuffed computer chairs for Nancy and Madrona so they can spend more time with us

-A magic wand for Luli to fix all that is wrong in the world

-A small studio for Foldi to display her quilts

-A book of screen names for Non4now so she can establish a permanent identity

-A private, fully stocked lake for Charlie, and a brand new fishing boat

-A private jet, personal doctors, and a huge party on Hornby for Havo

-And last, but not least, unlimited funds for every rehabber in North America

I know that some of these things are probably not realistic, but I'm a dreamer.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: madrona on April 09, 2012, 10:09:56 PM
Thanks for thinking of us dizzymom.  I would love the new computer chair - but fear that if it is too comfy I might never drag myself away.   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dizzymom70 on April 09, 2012, 10:47:16 PM
lol-that's the whole point Mad--we LIKE it when you are with us in chat :ecwink
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on April 10, 2012, 12:05:54 AM
Great list Dizzy! I like it when you are pondering! :hearts2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on April 10, 2012, 09:36:38 AM
Dizzy, I love yur list.   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: nan2945 on April 10, 2012, 02:14:27 PM
Fabulous - Dizzymom ---Love it!!!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: paintnut on April 10, 2012, 02:20:22 PM
I love your list especially the head support thingees to protect again keyboard face plants!!  lol 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: wildkitten on April 10, 2012, 02:22:49 PM
I love your list, Dizzymom!  Maybe not realistic, but certainly worth a ponder! 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on April 10, 2012, 07:27:20 PM
Great list Dizzy...I love the face plant thingy idea. :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: nan2945 on April 17, 2012, 11:26:43 AM
Values.com


Quote of the Day
“We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ”
Native American Proverb -
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: boodle317 on April 17, 2012, 12:38:20 PM
Great list dizzy!  Love it!   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on April 17, 2012, 02:38:28 PM
Dizzymom! Love the list - except ... Foldi needs a LARGE quilt studio


 :abra
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dizzymom70 on April 17, 2012, 07:37:55 PM
Haha-ok. Large it is.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on April 22, 2012, 08:38:46 AM
Dotty50's obituary.

http://www.timesonline.com/your_news/obituaries/dorothy-dottie-bywaters/article_86390ec5-a929-5cd8-94ea-7874260f58b5.html
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on April 23, 2012, 02:26:03 PM
We have lost another chatter.  Cercis has passed away.

I will post more info in a few minutes.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on April 23, 2012, 02:42:14 PM
We have lost another chatter.  Cercis has passed away.

I will post more info in a few minutes.

I WILL GET MORE INFO.  THANK YOU.  SNOOKUMS


Dear all,
This is Suzi's son Mike. To all of her freinds and loved one's, there is no easy way to say this. Mom was in a car accident Sunday around 2pm. Her car was struck by a pickup as she was trying to cross hwy75, She didn't make it.
I am so very sorry to have to send this news this way, however I don't know all of Mom's friends so I figured this way I could inform everyone. I'm sure she is smiling over all of you from heaven above.
The funeral will be at 10:30 Wednesday morning ( 4-25th) at Shurden-Jackson Funeral Home.
Michael Highfill
for
Suzi Posewick

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on April 23, 2012, 02:55:28 PM
I WILL GET MORE INFO.  THANK YOU.  SNOOKUMS


Dear all,
This is Suzi's son Mike. To all of her freinds and loved one's, there is no easy way to say this. Mom was in a car accident Sunday around 2pm. Her car was struck by a pickup as she was trying to cross hwy75, She didn't make it.
I am so very sorry to have to send this news this way, however I don't know all of Mom's friends so I figured this way I could inform everyone. I'm sure she is smiling over all of you from heaven above.
The funeral will be at 10:30 Wednesday morning ( 4-25th) at Shurden-Jackson Funeral Home.
Michael Highfill
for
Suzi Posewick



Susan Mary Turner-Posewick, 67, passed away Sunday April 22, 2012 in Okmulgee, OK.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M. Wednesday April 25, 2012 at Church of Christ in Okmulgee, OK.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on April 23, 2012, 03:41:44 PM
Fly free Cercis! We will miss you.

(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/BlueFarie.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dizzymom70 on April 23, 2012, 03:48:40 PM
Thank you Mike for letting us know, and so sorry for your loss, and ours. :eccry
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on April 23, 2012, 04:05:45 PM
Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this news. I was very fond of Suzi. Snookums, please thank Mike for letting us know.

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on April 23, 2012, 04:58:37 PM
Please sign the Guestbooks for Dotty50 and Cercis.


http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?of=51a1238099


http://www.shurdenjackson.com/sitemaker/memsol.cgi?page=documents&user_id=612158&MAIN_EVENT=MEMSOL&SUB_EVENT=SIGN_GUESTBOOK
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on April 28, 2012, 02:28:50 PM
With the new gardening season rushing in, it has occurred to me that I no longer have my mentors to discuss all those pesky questions that come up..."what do you think I should do about this, or that?", since my mother-in-law, Master Gardener and all around wonderful person, recently suffered a brain injury following a devastating fall.  :sigh  For years, beginning in my "baby gardener" stage and continuing on to a more experienced (and experimental) stage, she has always been at my side, happily encouraging and supporting me. My own dear Mum was my inspiration, with her garden accented by faeries and birds and flowers and paths and surprises galore. When she died a few years ago I dedicated my garden in our new home to her and brought many of the plants she had tended to so dearly. Some even dated back to my grandmother and earlier!   :abra
Happily, my new inspiration and encouragement has come from my Hornby Nest friends, who have awakened a much broader interest in Nature and the new surprises found around each corner and under every stone! I have learned to photograph my little miracles and share them here, and I have so many places I now want to explore after reading so much offered here.

Sooo, I was thinking, I wonder if there would be any interest in starting a new thread here, devoted to our trials and toils and our surprises and successes in our gardens? A place where we might ask questions and share knowledge, share books and references, chemical-free pest control, bird-friendly plants, etc? Just wondering, since there seems to be a void out there, for me. Let me know if you think it would fit.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on April 28, 2012, 05:15:44 PM
I'll be glad to start a new thread. It's here:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1140.new#new
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on April 28, 2012, 06:23:26 PM
good suggestion, FG, and ty, beans

I could share some garden disasters  :ohno

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on April 28, 2012, 10:10:23 PM
Faerie Gardener, it looks as if your wish has come true.   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on April 28, 2012, 10:24:06 PM
Indeed it does, Tigerlady!  Many wishes come true around this nest   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on April 28, 2012, 10:36:15 PM
:wub Awww  A lot of caring people here.  :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on May 13, 2012, 10:15:59 PM
Cranky Crow Studios
We're running an online fundraiser from May 13 - 19. We'll donate $2 for every card sold, to support the folks at MARS - Mountainaire Rescue Society. Please help if you can!

Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
www.wingtips.org
Our Mission is to rescue ill, injured, orphaned or oiled wildlife and transport for rehabilitation and eventual release those which have a chance for survival. We are primarily concerned with treating those animals.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 14, 2012, 12:25:31 AM
TY for posting that information, Snookums.  That's more than their usual $1.00 per card and very generous!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on May 18, 2012, 02:40:45 AM
Thanks to Laurad, NancyM and others for trying out and approving of YouTube new embedded links for videos. Now we don't have to add the YouTube icon at either end of the link. 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Laurad on May 18, 2012, 03:09:41 AM
You are welcome BBE.  :ecinnocent
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Valleybirds on May 28, 2012, 09:16:24 PM
I've been trying to figure out where else to post this, besides the MARS thread and thought I would try this one, hoping to reach as many Hornby Eagle people as possible...Please share this with the Hornby network.

By the end of 2011 MARS was severely short of funds and on the brink of having to cut our rehabilitation services back to virtually nil. However, due to the support of many, many people and organizations who rallied to donate and support us, we have come through the crisis with a healthy outlook on the future. We have received a large amount of Gaming money which has helped this fiscal year, but all the small donations that flooded in when we were so in need are what really made the difference! To everyone who contributed to our continued survival - THANK YOU!

This video was made possible by a donation from the Coastal Community Credit Union's Coastal Spirit Fund. They donated $1500 in the summer of 2011 so we could purchase a video camera to bring MARS to life and share it with the world!
www.cccu.ca/Personal/ (http://www.cccu.ca/Personal/)

Thank You for Your Generosity! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lycz9-KTBY4#ws)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on May 29, 2012, 06:38:36 AM
Valley, that is a great video! I saw it in the MARS thread, too, but realize that I did not comment there. Thank you for the thank you ~ it's good to hear MARS is in better financial shape.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Guy on June 01, 2012, 05:49:52 AM
Any early risers on here? Near as I can figure the times for the partial lunar eclipse on the west coast are 2:59-5:07am June 4, with the peak of the eclipse at 4:04am. For those of you not up so early there's the transit of Venus on June 5 from 2:09-8:49pm but you'll need  a solar filter to view that. The next opportunity to see it won't be til December 2117 and I seriously doubt any of us will be around for that one.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on June 01, 2012, 02:33:56 PM
Thanks Guy for the info about the partial lunar eclipse.   You should have good view?, especially if the weather co-operates. A tad early for me. Too bad we can't record it like we can TV programs and watch it later.  :eclol

Enjoy your weekend.  Still enjoying your photos.   :ty
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Guy on June 01, 2012, 08:06:05 PM
Hi BBE, I was lucky enough to catch the last two total lunar eclipses here so I'm more interested in the Venus transit even though it will be pretty boring: just a small black circle on a big orange one, but a pretty rare event.

Here's a moontage of one of the eclipses I saw:
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7238/7318006936_ac3d951ceb_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7238/7318006936_ac3d951ceb_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: MaggiesMom on June 01, 2012, 09:13:16 PM
Guy - that's a fabulous montage!
Doesn't the transit of Venus happen twice a few days apart? Trying to figure out when the viewing options are on the East Coast.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on June 01, 2012, 11:48:23 PM
Guy, thanks for the photos from a previous lunar eclipse. So clear.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Guy on June 02, 2012, 06:57:18 AM
Thanks MaggiesMom and BBE.

MaggiesMom, you're on the right track the transits come in pairs 8 years apart separated
by over 100 years so this century the transits are 2004 and 2012 and the next pair won't be until 2117 and 2125. You're 3 hours ahead of me so your viewing time would be from 5:09pm til your local sunset.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on June 04, 2012, 12:16:07 AM
On Fri. June 1, 2012, the Province newspaper showed this photo by Nick Procaylo/PNG (a free-lance photographer).
http://www.theprovince.com/pictures/6715948/story.html (http://www.theprovince.com/pictures/6715948/story.html)
The caption under the photo read:
Quote
A young bald eagle stretches it's wings on a dead tree in Maple Ridge, June 1, 2012.

On Sat. June 2, 2012, the Vancouver Sun carried the photo
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=d3e00047-7782-4a9c-a49b-c0a41b438b37 (http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=d3e00047-7782-4a9c-a49b-c0a41b438b37)
No story, just a sentence under the photo
Quote
A bald eagle perched on a dead tree in Maple Ridge on Friday fends off a crow.

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on June 23, 2012, 10:16:29 AM
Note: the Forum Guides have been moving the furniture around in this "chat" section - there are three separate Boards (areas) now, for get-togethers, photography, and general chatting and carrying-on.

If you bookmarked a particular topic, that link has not changed.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on June 23, 2012, 10:25:28 AM
I love the changed furniture! Especially photography and your pictures and stories together.  :ecwink

I see some great pictures here that might be moved.... Guy's lunar eclipse for example
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: mishikeenhquay on June 23, 2012, 03:51:22 PM


Miigwetch Nancy and all...It looks great!!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on June 25, 2012, 08:10:25 PM
My sister and I went to our state's Historical Society last fall and there was a nice display of a Bald Eagle who was the state mascot during the Civil War. He was rescued by the soldiers and then stayed with the troops until the end of the war, then went to live out the rest of his life inside the state capital in Madison. Here's a picture that was taken of us studying the display!!

(http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af334/DarciJ751/With%20Gretchen%20at%20State%20Historical%20Society%20Museum/_MG_3560cn.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on July 12, 2012, 09:44:25 PM
Although this video isn't new, it's worth seeing again.  It's called "Beauty and the Beak."

Beauty and the Beak on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/15184546)Beauty and the Beak

I think you can click on the link below the video box
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on July 14, 2012, 12:36:57 AM
Jean, restoring this eagle's beak is just amazing.  :heart :biggrin3. Thank you for sharing this story.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on August 01, 2012, 10:46:49 AM
And here's how you get to Hornby Island:

Hornby Island Trip - Time Lapse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r72wupr3NH0#ws)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on August 01, 2012, 11:30:02 AM
Hello beans,

Yes, clicking on the link under the video of 'Beauty and the Beak' video does play the video.

I love the 'Hornby Island Trip' video. Any 'peeps' we know who volunteered their time ?

 :ecwink
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on August 01, 2012, 06:57:39 PM
Beans,
That is a WONDERFUL video! :eclove
Ccfan
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on August 02, 2012, 03:28:26 PM
Beans, those last two videos are terrific - thank you!  The Beauty story is really heartwarming, takes your breath away, too. The Hornby video...well, I just wanted to dance right along with those guys!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on August 04, 2012, 12:20:02 PM
This eagle is an exquisite work of art!   :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on August 04, 2012, 12:20:34 PM
Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the de Young Museum

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l3kM_BP2xY#)

I spent Friday at the de Young Museum.  One of the current exhibits is this edgy, exciting fashion collection by Jean Paul Gaultier.  You may recall that he has designed the costumes for Madonna.  The animated mannequins are amazing!  The moving faces are produced by overhead projections, one for each face.  They have voices, too, but the background noise makes it difficult to hear, unless you are at the exhibit.  So I muted the clips and added music.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on August 08, 2012, 02:55:33 PM
I found a Turkey Vulture cam here:

http://sportsmansparadiseonline.com/Missouri_Turkey_Vultures_Cam.html (http://sportsmansparadiseonline.com/Missouri_Turkey_Vultures_Cam.html)

There are two little chicks, and sometimes they wander straight up to the camera!  Found this video on YouTube.  Be patient, and you'll see some close-ups.

MISSOURI TURKEY VULTURES JULY 15, 2012 AFTERNOON ACTION/FEEDING (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYLyyWE5ND8#ws)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on August 08, 2012, 03:09:04 PM
Turkey Vultures as hatchlings, here:

# 1 Turkey Vulture's with Two Newly Hatched Chick's on 06 19 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuRipOX9Gr4#)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on August 08, 2012, 03:53:06 PM
beans,  the Turkey Vulture cam is brought to us by the Raptor Resource Project - the same folks who broadcast the Decorah, Iowa, eagles.  SP is just embedding the cam broadcast, but they did not originate it.

The correct broadcast link is :  http://www.ustream.tv/missouriturkeyvultures (http://www.ustream.tv/missouriturkeyvultures)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on August 08, 2012, 10:36:48 PM
Thanks, Nancy.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on October 29, 2012, 07:37:40 PM
I hope all those who on the east coast of US and Canada will be safe, and warm.   :nod2
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: baysis on October 31, 2012, 12:47:32 PM
Likewaise, BBE - do hope that those affected by Hurricane Sandy will find things get a little better each & ever day.  Very much thinking of & praying for you all on the east coast of America & Canada. 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Valleybirds on November 07, 2012, 02:06:57 PM
We have more exciting news on the MARS front!

I created a video for the BC Hydro Community Champions campaign and we got the word last night that it was accepted. It's another voting challenge and we know how you love those! This one is easy, though, you just go to our link and press the button that says VOTE (white button with green lettering). NOTE: THIS IS ONLY FOR BC RESIDENTS.

http://el.bchydro.com/communitychampions/entries/view/mars (http://el.bchydro.com/communitychampions/entries/view/mars)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on November 07, 2012, 02:34:30 PM
fantastic Courtenay!!   :eclove  Wish rest of canasa and USA could vote too
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on November 09, 2012, 04:11:36 PM
In remembrance of our veterans

In Flanders Fields (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stuxxFicmwo#)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on December 03, 2012, 11:06:08 AM
This is the new "wear your seatbelt" ad the UK is doing - started by some fella not hired to do it, but because the cause is important to him, he came up with this idea, and now it's being hailed across the world as a "beautiful" commercial....

And now the video has become so popular with the general public that people are forwarding it to friends/family on their own so quickly that it has spread all over the world in a very short time. Check out this remarkable ad

 http://www.youtube.com/embed/h-8PBx7isoM (http://www.youtube.com/embed/h-8PBx7isoM)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on December 03, 2012, 11:24:53 AM
beans that is a wonderful and powerful ad - I saw it a couple of years ago (it has a 2010 date on it).  I'm glad it is gaining in popularity.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: ccfan on December 03, 2012, 06:26:57 PM
I think it's the most powerful seatbelt ad I have ever seen...
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on January 28, 2013, 01:16:00 PM
Who cooks for YOU, BC??

I don't understand the logic of humans. BC government has just approved murdering Barred Owls in an effort to save Northern Spotted Owls from the brink of extinction to which humans have driven them. I love Barred Owls, I love them dearly, and it pains me to think they will be randomly slaughtered because of human greed and lack of foresight. The Barred Owls are not at fault - why do they have to pay with their lives? It is so unjust.

http://www.globaltvbc.com/bc+approves+killing+of+barred+owls+to+save+endangered+spotted+owls/6442796762/story.html (http://www.globaltvbc.com/bc+approves+killing+of+barred+owls+to+save+endangered+spotted+owls/6442796762/story.html)



Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on January 28, 2013, 05:00:24 PM
 :sigh

I agree wholeheartedly
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: linused on February 05, 2013, 09:19:23 PM
My Hat is off to the cam operators and Paint, Cali, Sparky who have been doing a fantastic job with the videos and camera work.   Thumbs up and a bow.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on February 25, 2013, 10:57:19 AM
Lindsay Wildlife Museum Hospital just uploaded its Core 3 curriculum to YouTube.  This is an excellent opportunity to see a small part of Lindsay Wildlife Rehab education.

I posted the link here:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=138.msg127638#msg127638 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=138.msg127638#msg127638)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on February 27, 2013, 09:13:57 PM
Hello,

Can anyone here tell me what this tree is? Very pretty and it looks like a lily species?

It is from Jigsaw Planet puzzles at http://www.jigsawplanet.com/ (http://www.jigsawplanet.com/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8370/8515270394_2b87a7d2a8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44598433@N07/8515270394/)

Many thanks   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on February 27, 2013, 09:30:17 PM
I just did a google search using 'trumpet' like flowers.  I came up with this link - which may be the answer.
 Burgmansia species. HERE.  (https://www.google.ca/search?q=Brugmansia&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=nukuUdOWGeGfiQLfjoHQBQ&ved=0CLUBEIke&biw=1322&bih=756)  'Angel Trumpet', Devil's Trumpet' etc.

 :question
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 27, 2013, 09:53:31 PM
DATURA maybe?   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datura (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datura)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on February 27, 2013, 11:38:49 PM
Hello Foldi and thanks for your post.

It might be a 'datura', but I am not too sure from my reading if the flowers grow downward. I need to go waaaaaayyyy back to pics from the WE game drives, a I am sure we saw a similar flower in Africa.

TTFN and thanks again.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on March 30, 2013, 02:26:17 PM
What a day yesterday was!  Two laptops, one with win 8 and one with win 7.  Passed on the win 8 laptop to Mr. Beans, who is very pleased to replace his old laptop.  Then the new win 7 laptop for me (yes, I found another Samsung Ultrabook on Amazon).  Both of these had to be set up, made wireless to the printer and Comcast, etc.  And had to make Mr. Beans Admin of the Win 8 laptop.  And transfer everything from my win 8 laptop to my new win 7 laptop.  And transfer everything from Mr. Beans old laptop to the new Win 8 laptop, including Audible & itunes. 

Today I finish setting up my laptop and d/l programs (the ones that wouldn't work with win 8).  I feel a little crazy and I probably look crazy, too. 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on March 30, 2013, 05:38:12 PM
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTfdf5Zv0cLe0fvsv6NjlpOV0wSAvOkQVhvk0fcEamVKWemCTq6) :mhihi
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 31, 2013, 02:22:11 PM
Were I live on BC coast, we have been enjoying bright and sunny days with temp. hovering around 13C (55.4 F). I took this photo yesterday (my bathroom window faces north). Spring has sprung with daffs and a beautiful flowering cherry or plum tree on the next complex's roof garden. The nearby mountains are stll snow-capped.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8107/8606741343_fb8e688260_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44598433@N07/8606741343/)
Mar. 30 View to North (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44598433@N07/8606741343/#)

 :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on March 31, 2013, 06:25:17 PM
Nice BBE, got love Spring. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: jungleland on March 31, 2013, 07:25:45 PM
You have a beautiful view BBE!  Thanks for sharing it.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on April 06, 2013, 06:35:42 AM
Thank you, BBE-I was in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle and Portland/ during that gorgeous weather and it was indeed so pretty to see all the flowers, all the greenery, and (as they told me in Seattle) "All the mountains!"  I visited with a nice group of ladies from Vancouver Island in the lobby of my hotel, and they shared stories of travels to Hornby Island and surrounding areas. I had reservations in Portland but was SO TEMPTED to turn North and wander off to see Mom and Dad!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on April 12, 2013, 10:11:46 PM
I can well imagine that strong temptation Faerie.

 It will get you there on another trip, I am sure...  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on May 05, 2013, 11:30:32 PM
A threesome  sails past Hornby Island 5-5-2013

Vanendam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaZFXumVON8

Stattendam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQxfh8JYJb0

Celebrity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMylkvN-kO8
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on May 08, 2013, 09:56:41 PM
Volendam Passes Hornby Mom and Dad in BST fly off after it passes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmpAO93zMRg
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on May 21, 2013, 12:46:51 AM
Right now an Alaskan cruise looks cool.  :thumbup:

If any of you use Flickr for their uploading of photos to be posted here, be aware  :eceek.  On Monday they obviously changed the photo uploading process / program, also the look and layout. Tricky and a lot of practice needed; but with some mild muttering under my breath I did manage two posts in past 45 minutes in 'Wildlife in Africa'.  :eclol

Do they usually give advance notice of this? I recall once before they did have a message when you signed in.

 :offtobed
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on May 21, 2013, 07:17:24 PM
If anyone in the BC/Vancouver area is looking for a special new pet, I have discovered a shelter in Langley that does a wonderful job and has lovely cats and dogs for adoption.  I watched a cam (tinykittens on Ustream) of a foster "mom" with a cat mom and six kittens who were given the greatest care!  :eclove  Some of the kittens will be available for adoption starting tomorrow, May 22nd.

It is the Langley Animal Protection Society and the website is www.lapsbc.ca/ (http://www.lapsbc.ca/).
The shelter is also looking for volunteers who can foster animals to get them ready for adoption.  There is information on their website about volunteering.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: TorontoEagleFan on May 25, 2013, 07:34:26 AM
Hi everyone.  I haven't been here in a while but I think some of you know BigFrank (I think that's the name he used in chat) as a raptor lover and organizer of our raptor watch here in Scarborough, ON at Rosetta McClain Gardens.  I thought I should let you know he passed away this week.  I ran into him in the chat room here once and I know he watched the African web cams and had also been to Africa before.  He was a volunteer for the Canadian Peregrine Foundation and a lot of people knew him.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on May 25, 2013, 02:59:46 PM
May BigFrank rest in peace.


Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on May 25, 2013, 07:07:27 PM
Hello 'TorontoEagleFan'  (a.k.a. 'TEF' from some time ago?)

Frank's passing was mentioned on one of the 'African' groups on Facebook - I think it was in 'Djuma Djunkies' (from the Djuma Game Drives), and sometime ago I did see his name once or twice in the chat for the drives.

From the post on FB he was well liked, and will be sorely missed.

Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: TorontoEagleFan on May 26, 2013, 04:46:30 AM
Hello 'TorontoEagleFan'  (a.k.a. 'TEF' from some time ago?)

Frank's passing was mentioned on one of the 'African' groups on Facebook - I think it was in 'Djuma Djunkies' (from the Djuma Game Drives), and sometime ago I did see his name once or twice in the chat for the drives.

From the post on FB he was well liked, and will be sorely missed.



Yes, it's me!  I am actually coming to Vancouver tomorrow morning and heading straight to Vanier Park to see the eagles as soon as I drop off my luggage!

I thought some people might have known Frank via different nature boards.  I ran into him once in the Hornby chat room not realizing he was there but I think he might have used a different name.  He used CPF (Cdn Peregrine foundation) as part of his nickname in some places including FB so he may have done that here.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on May 28, 2013, 08:50:39 PM
I am still 'BBE', but as of a few minutes ago my avatar is now 'Karula' the greatly watched, admired and loved female leopard from WE's Safari drives.
 :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dizzymom70 on May 29, 2013, 09:15:35 AM
Best avatar ever, BBE :ecwink
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on May 29, 2013, 11:18:55 AM
I agree dizzy, a real keeper BBE!   :biggrin3
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on May 29, 2013, 10:22:11 PM
Thanks Beth ('emc') and 'Dizzymom' - Karula and the avatar are both keepers.  The bald eagle I had since waaaaay back when (excpet at Chritsmas).
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on June 10, 2013, 11:55:06 PM
Disney Wonder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHi4by1-ZhY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWml1YoyjTk

june 10th 2013 Island Princess passes Hornby Island

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VueVb-AiZyg
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on June 18, 2013, 09:18:01 PM
I have upated the tutorial 'How to Post a YouTube Video on Forum' HERE.   (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=827.msg58395#msg58395)

BBE  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gmadeb3 on June 23, 2013, 06:54:19 AM
I made a trip to Decorah Iowa to the eagles nest.  For old times here are a few pictures

(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac162/gmadeb3/Decorah%20Eagles/IMG_4964_zpsdf6ff67e.jpg) (http://s896.photobucket.com/user/gmadeb3/media/Decorah%20Eagles/IMG_4964_zpsdf6ff67e.jpg.html)



(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac162/gmadeb3/Decorah%20Eagles/IMG_4867_zps4e90a944.jpg) (http://s896.photobucket.com/user/gmadeb3/media/Decorah%20Eagles/IMG_4867_zps4e90a944.jpg.html)


(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac162/gmadeb3/Decorah%20Eagles/IMG_4868_zpse5a528b3.jpg) (http://s896.photobucket.com/user/gmadeb3/media/Decorah%20Eagles/IMG_4868_zpse5a528b3.jpg.html)


(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac162/gmadeb3/Decorah%20Eagles/IMG_4861_zps81945a36.jpg) (http://s896.photobucket.com/user/gmadeb3/media/Decorah%20Eagles/IMG_4861_zps81945a36.jpg.html)


(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac162/gmadeb3/Decorah%20Eagles/IMG_4851_zps6c49303c.jpg) (http://s896.photobucket.com/user/gmadeb3/media/Decorah%20Eagles/IMG_4851_zps6c49303c.jpg.html)
one of the parents


(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac162/gmadeb3/Decorah%20Eagles/IMG_4932_zps28e981f0.jpg) (http://s896.photobucket.com/user/gmadeb3/media/Decorah%20Eagles/IMG_4932_zps28e981f0.jpg.html)
this years eaglets getting some wing stretching


(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac162/gmadeb3/Decorah%20Eagles/IMG_4992_zps0e0ab1ee.jpg) (http://s896.photobucket.com/user/gmadeb3/media/Decorah%20Eagles/IMG_4992_zps0e0ab1ee.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: auroradawn on June 23, 2013, 07:43:16 AM
Lovely to see some of Decorah again.  Thank you Gmadeb.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on June 23, 2013, 09:23:28 AM
Gmadeb, a memory filled trip.  The adult and the eaglets look well.  :ecsmile
 :ty
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: OpieK on June 23, 2013, 11:47:38 AM
wonderful photos, thank you gma!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on June 24, 2013, 08:33:08 AM
Gmadeb thank you for sharing your photos brings back such good memories.. and sorrows  of needless death
 :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: dusk44 on June 28, 2013, 01:48:38 PM
Ty Deb..always a soft spot in my heart for Decorah. Godd closeup pics of the juvies!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Snookums on June 29, 2013, 07:15:16 PM
Dianne Wilson (Dianne62) posted this link on her Facebook page. 

http://globalnews.ca/news/678776/mexican-police-make-arrest-in-murder-of-parksville-man/ (http://globalnews.ca/news/678776/mexican-police-make-arrest-in-murder-of-parksville-man/)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: emc on June 30, 2013, 08:48:23 PM
They don't give very much info in the article Snooks. But I'm glad the Mexican authorities are still working on Mack's murder and have arrested a suspect. Very sad to have lost him this way and Mack is missed.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on July 11, 2013, 10:51:04 PM
July 11, 2013 - Impala escapes from Cheetah

Quote
CNN) -- A sharp-witted impala in South Africa's Kruger National Park evaded almost certain death when it came up with a novel escape plan.

In the midst of being hotly pursued by a pair of cheetahs, the impala leaped though the open window of an SUV filled with safari tourists.


http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/11/travel/impala-escapes-cheetahs (http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/11/travel/impala-escapes-cheetahs)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: linused on July 12, 2013, 11:27:58 AM
I hope this link will explain the flares we see at night over Texada,     http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/19w-19e/nr-sp/index-eng.asp?id=14010 (http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/19w-19e/nr-sp/index-eng.asp?id=14010)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: mishikeenhquay on July 14, 2013, 07:02:28 AM


Miigwetch for the link linused!!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on August 05, 2013, 03:27:18 PM
Why you need to keep your cats indoors during baby bird season

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Miscellany/Catwithbabybird_zps4a5b68cd.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on August 16, 2013, 02:28:32 PM
HEGPS has started a new campaign to read more on this go to http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1362.0 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1362.0)
Title: Re: Just Chat : Safari hunting in Botswana (Africa)
Post by: BBE on September 19, 2013, 11:55:40 AM
Great news from Botswana related to safari hunting.

On Sept. 17, 2013 Dereck Joubert (renowned Filmmaker/Conservationist) made this announcement from Greater Kruger National Park.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2824/9822934435_16df2ae1bb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44598433@N07/9822934435/)

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/jouberts/ (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/jouberts/)

Thank you  :thumbup: and good luck to all involved.

Now if they could just stop the poaching of ivory from rhinos and elephants  :pray
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on September 22, 2013, 11:32:46 PM
T-shirts with designs from Djuma Private Game Reserve are available through Café Press for Women,   (http://www.cafepress.ca/+djuma+womens-t-shirts)
and Men.   (http://www.cafepress.ca/+djuma+mens-t-shirts)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: luvthebirds on November 12, 2013, 07:54:39 PM
This is a very special video....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcXU7G6zhjU


 :duck
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: passerine on November 15, 2013, 03:46:52 PM
That is a very special video Luv and totally heart warming. Thanks for sharing. :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: gzebear on December 14, 2013, 06:19:38 AM

I feel for the dolphins and whales being slaughtered in Japan, wolves in Montana .... everywhere such hurtful behavior.

This morning, I found a quote by Albert Schweitzer, who often has given me encouragement to remain soft, and positively hopeful ....

Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. The roots of cruelty, therefore, are not so much strong as widespread. But the time must come when inhumanity protected by custom and thoughtlessness will succumb before humanity championed by thought.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on December 14, 2013, 06:49:42 AM
Thank you for sharing that Gzebear.. It gives hope  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: boonibarb on December 14, 2013, 11:18:56 AM
 
Excellent concept gze!
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on January 18, 2014, 01:32:45 PM
 :thumbup:  to the Admins and Mods etc. for coming up with a lovely new banner for the Forum.   Covers all bases of flora and fauna as intended.  :clap   :hooray

Thank you so much for the hours that went into making this possible.

BBE
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: NancyM on January 18, 2014, 07:51:31 PM
thanks, BBE-  all of HEGPS participated - and we are testing a few options before we settle on one.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: linused on January 18, 2014, 09:03:12 PM
Lovely banner indeed  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: fol-di-rol on January 18, 2014, 09:05:48 PM
Thank you, thank you, HEGPS Mods and Admin!  that is a lovely new banner, so bright and fresh-looking - just love it  :heart
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: OpieK on January 19, 2014, 11:24:21 AM
love it - great job!
Title: Re: Just Chat - Time Change
Post by: BBE on March 08, 2014, 08:48:09 PM
My apologies if this is already posted somewhere.   Just a reminder (as I change my clocks) that in most areas it is 'spring ahead' (one hour) clock-wise at 2a.m. Sunday Mar. 9. 

 :woohoo2  an extra hour of zzzz's - which I need.

 :thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on October 19, 2014, 11:16:16 AM
Hi there,

On Monday Oct. 20, there will be an announcement from Graham Wallington of WildEarth re new 'live' safari drives.  See my post
Here
(http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1545.msg156888#msg156888)
 
 :goodluck  :ecsmile
 
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on February 02, 2015, 03:56:42 PM
For those of you who may follow the WildEarth Game Drives - they gave been extended to the end of February (and maybe longer).

While Marc is away for a much needed two week break; former presenter Tara Pirie will be taking over from him.  Tara will be presenting for the next 2 weeks starting Tuesday morning drive (our time).  Can't wait to see her again.

Marc already had plans for that time period when it was announced the continuation of the drives. He is in need of R &R and a visit with his parents. I am sure that the drives and long hours must take a toll on him health wise.

Welcome back to Tara !

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6398778633_2333e13e89.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/aKrpXx)

My photo from Nov. 25, 2011 - last drive

:thumbup:
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 18, 2015, 01:20:00 PM
Today, the City of Vancouver through the Park Board announced (and carried in the Vancouver Sun paper) that it has set up a new webcam - for the Great Blue Herons in Stanley Park.

What was posted here has been re-located to Links to Wildlife Cams located to   HERE. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=284.msg162638#msg162638)

BBE (Ann)
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Cawatcher on March 18, 2015, 02:34:26 PM
Thank you BBE! ♥
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Faerie Gardener on March 18, 2015, 02:37:24 PM
Wow!  This is Great - Thanks   :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 18, 2015, 02:38:29 PM
Hi there Cali,

Thank you. It was such fun watching them back when.
I hope you and J. had a good trip?

Ann
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: BBE on March 18, 2015, 05:45:34 PM
My post related to the webcam for the Great Blue Herons nest in Vancouver, BC (bottom of previous page) has been edited and moved to 'Links to Wildlife Cams; located HERE. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=284.msg162638#msg162638)

BBE  :ecwink
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: Rajame on March 18, 2015, 09:42:01 PM
Thank you BBE!

Hugs,
Rajame
:hug
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: paintnut on June 26, 2016, 10:15:32 AM
Wasnt sure where to post this for those who are wondering about the chat program today.  It appear chatango is having issues with their chat program.  I am just continuing to refresh every few minutes and hopefully the issues will be ironed out soon.
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: amazedbyeagles on June 26, 2016, 05:21:05 PM
Thanks,Paint!  I was looking for a comment about the chat being down, now that chat is back up, I found your post!!!  I'll look here next time!!! Thanks!  :eclove
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: fol-di-rol on June 26, 2016, 07:49:25 PM
7:49 - is the Chat down again?
Title: Re: Just Chat
Post by: beans on May 22, 2017, 12:22:35 PM
There's a new cam!  Puffins!  I found it today and just had to make a video after seeing their sweet faces.  The first post (with link to cam) is here:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1735.msg179145#msg179145 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1735.msg179145#msg179145)