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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2008 3:32am (May 8th 2008) edited
     
    I wanted a place to click an outside link we are watching, easily, and without leaving Hencam. So I've made this thread. I'm going to copy links into this (top) page as interesting ones, that we might want to visit more than once, are presented. Starting with:

    Derby Peregrine Falcons

    Sick Hen? Look Here. (But not while eating.)

    Ronald's Eagle Link

    Neil's Current Location

    Help Clothe Rescue Hens

    Poe and Lynn

    Christian the Lion

    Red's Link On Chickens

    Chicken Breeds

    Bird Sounds in the UK

    Sally’s Chicken Run

    CC's Sweets Shoppe

    CC's Link for Confused Merkins

    CC's Archive of Brit Dialects

    Too Hot? Here's What CC Does to Cope

    Vicki's Link That She Keeps Forgetting
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2008 8:11am (May 8th 2008)
     
    I have no trouble watching other stuff,in or outside of Hencam. I open more windows as required and size them so I can watch changing events at the same time.
    I use the "New Posts" in the filters on here to keep up with my frequent visits to the discussions.

    Interesting project. I'll certainly be giving it a go. Thank you Diane.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2008 3:13pm (May 8th 2008)
     
    Ah yes, Ollie, but some of us are technopillocks, don't forget! Thanks, Diane, I shall make use of that; it minimises the Anglo-Saxon usage considerably...
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2008 5:03pm (May 8th 2008)
     
    I consider myself to be of the technopillock clan too.
    (Just back after crashing my machine !!!)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2008 7:13pm (May 8th 2008)
     
    Yur welcome Chief. I was hoping you'd like it.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2008 8:14pm (May 8th 2008)
     
    Love it!!! If we have suggestions should we post them and then you can copy them to the 1st post?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMay 9th, 2008 6:20am (May 9th 2008)
     
    Yes - that would be good :) But I only want to post things in the 1st post that we might want to return to repeatedly. So people can post links here that they want to show once (which I won't put on top) AND things that are "returnable" (which I will put on top.) Sound good?
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 9th, 2008 8:44am (May 9th 2008) edited
     
    Having read this thread a few times it appears I had the wrong end of the stick!! What's new about that?

    I keep a 'document' page handy and pop stuff on. Like a notepad of handy info. I don't know how to make them into proper blue links though.
    Will be good to have this new facility on here with other folks' inputs too.

    I was telling my daughter about the Hencam site and its lovely jumbledupness. Also about the left column facilities that make this such an easy place to be.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 9th, 2008 6:49pm (May 9th 2008)
     
    What a lovely word - jumbledupness. I love the way we wander too and fro around topics.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMay 9th, 2008 7:00pm (May 9th 2008)
     
    Yes, I think *jumbledupness* needs to be added to our Hen Dictionary. :D
    • CommentAuthorCake
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2008 3:39pm (May 14th 2008)
     
    how about higgledypiggledyfied. There's a word full of jumbledupness dont ya think?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 1:47pm (May 15th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks for adding it to the top, Diane, i came in here looking for that link just now! I'll delete the other post now...
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2008 7:08pm (May 15th 2008)
     
    :)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMay 20th, 2008 8:12am (May 20th 2008)
     
    :shocked:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 20th, 2008 3:22pm (May 20th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    What's up with you, Diane? Nobody has mentioned runny poo yet, have they?

    *runs off sharpish*
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeMay 20th, 2008 4:13pm (May 20th 2008)
     
    YAY RUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNY POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!LOL :D
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMay 20th, 2008 7:16pm (May 20th 2008)
     
    OH NO!!!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeMay 20th, 2008 8:54pm (May 20th 2008)
     
    Sorry Diane.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMay 20th, 2008 8:59pm (May 20th 2008)
     
    Don't be - I am used to being the butt of this joke. lol
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeMay 20th, 2008 9:01pm (May 20th 2008)
     
    ROFL:D
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeMay 21st, 2008 2:19am (May 21st 2008)
     
    Poor Diane, surrounded by so many runny poo fanatics including me:jumping:
    RUNNNNYYYY POOOO!!!!:crazy:
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      CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 21st, 2008 7:40am (May 21st 2008)
     
    Poor Diane..I too am a runny poo fanatic... :crazy:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 21st, 2008 5:30pm (May 21st 2008)
     
    Is there a Twelve Step system for kicking the Runny Poo habit, Diane? :)
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 21st, 2008 5:47pm (May 21st 2008)
     
    I can visualise twelve steps of Runny Pooh..
    Not very pleasant.

    :boogie:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 21st, 2008 5:49pm (May 21st 2008)
     
    Better than Twelve Steps IN Runny Poo. Marginally. Depending on your footwear and the origin of the Runny Poo...
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeMay 21st, 2008 11:52pm (May 21st 2008)
     
    :O
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd, 2008 5:00am (May 22nd 2008)
     
    ...thanks for bumping this thread. I think.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2008 10:12am (Jun 8th 2008) edited
     
    I am using Diane's way of dashing off to view the peregrines. Thank you Diane.
    Saw one leave and there seemed to be three left, then it returned. Has one fledged or was it a parent coming and going?

    Now, here's brunch !
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 21st, 2008 12:22pm (Jun 21st 2008)
     
    Noticed that folks must be using this disscussion to leap off into other sites and not leaving messages here.
    So I am repeating my thanks to Diane and giving her a fanfare!

    :trompet::trompet::trompet:
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeJun 21st, 2008 1:19pm (Jun 21st 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    Diane is always worth a fan fare she is so cool
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 21st, 2008 2:16pm (Jun 21st 2008)
     
    :trompet:Tra-LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!:trompet:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJun 21st, 2008 4:06pm (Jun 21st 2008)
     
    Ah. You guys :shamed:

    Thanks Ollie & Wazza & CC.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeSep 12th, 2008 9:46am (Sep 12th 2008)
     
    Can't get 'Countdown to Christmas' to work.
    Maybe that is one way of postponing the dreaded rigmorole. (Scrooge)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 12th, 2008 5:59pm (Sep 12th 2008)
     
    103 days, Ollie!:woohoo::yay_jump:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeSep 13th, 2008 8:23am (Sep 13th 2008)
     
    Just checked it for you Ollie. Seems to be working on this end...
    • CommentAuthorCake
    • CommentTimeSep 14th, 2008 10:51am (Sep 14th 2008)
     
    Ollie ta mate you have solved my missing crossword puzzle. I put scrooge in but the word thru it wouldnt fit. I spelt scrooge like this...scrouge. so the u was wrong. cheers mi maytee!! there, finished it all.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 14th, 2008 1:14pm (Sep 14th 2008)
     
    Ah, the wonders of Hencam...:)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeSep 14th, 2008 5:52pm (Sep 14th 2008)
     
    Thats hilarious.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 14th, 2008 9:27pm (Sep 14th 2008)
     
    No, that's serendipity. And Hencam.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 24th, 2008 9:44am (Sep 24th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Anymore 'posts lyk dis' and... :_oh_really:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeNov 24th, 2008 9:21pm (Nov 24th 2008)
     
    Had a play with some of these tonight. I hadn't been back for a while.

    I found the pictures on Pao's site very hypnotic. Reminded me of going under anaesthetic... or coming out... no difference is there when it's yourself.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2009 9:52pm (Apr 18th 2009)
     
    here it is
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2009 9:52pm (Apr 18th 2009)
     
    Found you again, promise not to stay away so long now I have the link.

    Wonder if this will put it back onto the main page?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2009 9:53pm (Apr 18th 2009)
     
    might if we have both posted
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2009 9:58pm (Apr 18th 2009) edited
     
    Yep, it went straight back to top of the list!
    Hope it stays there as I did use it in batches.

    Using it doesn't seem to be enough. It needs postings to keep alive.

    Thanks Dianne for putting it there in the first place. I'll try and keep it fed for you.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2009 10:00pm (Apr 18th 2009)
     
    yup we done it what a good bit of team work. I only discovered it last week. There is so much to have a look at on this site
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2009 10:07pm (Apr 18th 2009) edited
     
    Well I am off to bed now as I want to get up early to watch the F1 grand prix tomorrow morning it starts at six. nighty night
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2009 10:12pm (Apr 18th 2009)
     
    See you there...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 5th, 2009 7:53pm (May 5th 2009)
     
    The Eaglets are getting real big now and their feathers are darkening up. They have just been giving them selves a good spruce up. I saw one of them testing his wings yesterday... boy they have a huge wing span, it was quite comical as it was flapping them so hard at one point it was jumping up and down.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 7th, 2009 12:28pm (May 7th 2009)
     
    Just had a quick look at the falcon chicks they are all hatched now and have grown so fast it is untrue.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 7th, 2009 9:38pm (May 7th 2009)
     
    Just seen one of the eaglets feed it's self.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2009 2:02pm (May 8th 2009)
     
    Those peregrine chicks are growing at an amazing speed!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2009 2:28pm (May 8th 2009)
     
    Yes they sure are I was busy and hadn't had a look at them for three days and was amazed at how they had progressed
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2009 3:32pm (May 14th 2009)
     
    The Eaglets are growing really big now. They are filling the nest right up. It is very windy there and the trees are swaying about real bad I am surprised they manage to stay in the nest. I could only watch it for a short time as I was begining to feel a tad sea sick. They are all getting their grown up feathers and do not look so ungainly as they did.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2009 3:42pm (May 14th 2009)
     
    The falcons as just the sweetest little things and what a good mother they have, She has just gathered them all to her for a sleep.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2009 7:29pm (May 14th 2009)
     
    Yipee its 4am here and I finally got to see the eagles, it has either been dark or the camera wasnt working working. It is very windy and yet they look quite secure.
    The falcon babies are sweet and growing up too.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 24th, 2009 6:37pm (May 24th 2009) edited
     
    The Eaglets are so big now. They have fitted one with a transmitter so it can be tracked. It is not bothered by it and the others don't seem to have even noticed it.
      DSC_0499-755536.jpg
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMay 28th, 2009 2:54pm (May 28th 2009)
     
    Lots of activity with the Peregrine falcons today, fluttering and flapping around, how many chicks are there as there seems to be lots of birdies in that nest and lots of loose feathers, thiers or their breakfast?.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 28th, 2009 4:12pm (May 28th 2009)
     
    There are four Trev's Mum, all the eggs hatched. they grow so quickly don't they. Their parents have been catching pidgeons to feed them with. There are plenty round Derby so it is probably an easy meal for them. They pluck then so fast the other day it was windy and the feathers were floating off in a blur.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 29th, 2009 11:01pm (May 29th 2009)
     
    The eaglets are getting so big they look like sentinels standing on the edge of the nest all evenly spread out. The oldest one has made a move onto a branch near the nest it is getting more room to flap its wings ready for leaving the nest. They are magnificent birds.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMay 30th, 2009 4:34am (May 30th 2009)
     
    They truly are magnificent NN, I have seen lots of flapping and stretching. I gather there are 3 eaglets, havent seen an adult yet.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 30th, 2009 9:47am (May 30th 2009)
     
    Yes three eaglets the parents are often there. I have seen the parents come and bring fish for them. They help them tear it up although I havent seen them the last couple of times I have popped into their world through the cam.
    • CommentAuthorRonald
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd, 2009 5:14pm (Jun 3rd 2009)
     
    The eaglets are now branching. Branching is a term used as they mature, becoming more independent and move off the nest and walk out on the branches that extended from the nest. They will spend several hours on a branch but will always return to the nest.
    Branching may last for a several weeks or so.
    After branching they will start to take flight. The adult bald eagles will lure the eaglet into flight; (fledge) but not too far from the nest. They will also fly off with the parent bird to learn to hunt food.
    After they fledge they will continue to return to the nest for about a month or as long as there is enough food for all.
    The distinctive white head and tail feathers do not appear until Bald Eagles are about 4 to 5 years old. Their beak and eyes turn yellow during the fourth and fifth year, and are dark brown prior to that time. Bald Eagles are about 29 to 42 inches long, can weigh 7 to 15 pounds, and have a wing span of 6 to 8 feet. This makes them one of the largest birds in North America. Females are larger than males. They have a life span of up to 40 years in the wild, and longer in captivity.
    The nest is used year after year, can be ten feet in diameter and can weigh up to two tons.
    • CommentAuthorRonald
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd, 2009 6:05pm (Jun 3rd 2009)
     
    Inadvertent Fledging
    Tuesday, June 02, 2009

    Just before 6 pm this evening (June 2nd) Eaglet HE - the youngest of the three was hop-flying across the nest. This is typical behavior for young eagles and allows them to strengthen their flight muscles as they get closer to fledging. The eaglet overshot the rim of the nest slightly and dangled by its talons for a short time before releasing and dropping from the nest

    Garden visitors watched the young eagle spread its wings and glide a short distance away from the nest. Biologists with CCB and VDGIF responded along with Norfolk Botanical Garden personnel. CCB & NBG staff were able to capture the young bird without incident. The bird is unharmed.

    VDGIF & CCB biologists will return the bird to the nest tomorrow morning. Nuckols Tree Care will again volunteer their services to assist us. If all goes according to plan the bird will remain in the nest for a week or more - gaining the strength it needs to successfully take its first flight.
      HE-731790.jpg
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd, 2009 6:46pm (Jun 3rd 2009)
     
    "The eaglets are now branching. Branching is a term used as they mature, becoming more independent and move off the nest and walk out on the branches that extended from the nest." (Ronald)

    I love that. The term used when describing human adolescents in the same life transition is "launching." :P
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd, 2009 6:54pm (Jun 3rd 2009)
     
    The term used by my friend when describing the transition of her (almost) human adolescents from home was 'WHOOPEEEEE!'
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd, 2009 7:53pm (Jun 3rd 2009)
     
    The Derby peregrine falcons are getting ready too. Its a nail-biting time isn't it! Glad they're able to get the eaglet back to the nest.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd, 2009 8:28pm (Jun 3rd 2009)
     
    Fantastic info Ronald thank you I have really enjoyed watching them but unfortunatly I have been so busy and tired this week I have missed a lot.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 3:05am (Jun 4th 2009) edited
     
    :thumbup:Oh Ronald thank you so much for keeping us updated, especially as I live in Australia and love learning about the eagles. It is really wonderful to follow their progress and to hear that the little chap was safely rescued when he overenthusiastically overshot the edge.
    'Inadvertant fledging' I love that phrase.
    Keep up the great job you do.:001_smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 1:30pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    I havent been able to see the eagles as the screen has been black But I found this picture of the one who fell from the nest. Just look at the size of it it is truly amazing and it is only a baby... wow
      L_IMAGE_121622b89b8_93_88_fa_d0_4235dcd4.jpg
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 3:19pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    wow NN thnaks that is really amazing how big he is I thought they were much smaller!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 3:22pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    He looks not at all impressed at being picked up...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 4:42pm (Jun 4th 2009) edited
     
    He had just fallen out of the nest CC imagine that comming down on your head. especially if it was beak first!! The picture sure brings them into perspective. Roland said the nests can weigh a couple of tons you can see why if you get three of these flapping and jumping up and down on it why it has to be so big. It looks like Sootz when he is cross ha ha
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 4:52pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    Caption; Just WAIT till I get my beak into you!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 4th, 2009 4:58pm (Jun 4th 2009)
     
    I bet the parent were shouting Flap flap and he didnt hear then quite right so he fell about laughing
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2009 5:49pm (Jun 5th 2009)
     
    Well the male eaglet has left the nest now and is flying well. The cam is up and running again. The two females are flapping and jumping about in the nest preparing themselves, They are ready to go any time now.
    • CommentAuthorRonald
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2009 7:46pm (Jun 5th 2009)
     
    The male that fledged (band HK) had been perched on a branch near the nest. He must be hungry and waiting for the parent to bring food. He just took off again and out of sight.
    Back again and setting on a branch above the nest. He’s flying from branch to branch. He just walked down the branch and is on the nest. Off again to another branch. He’s very active today.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2009 8:27pm (Jun 5th 2009)
     
    I have seen him now and they are all busy flapping and hopping about. One is feeding. I think he has flown off again now. I was called away so missed some of it. He makes me smile as he sits there all pleased with himself and looking all adult !!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 9th, 2009 9:04pm (Jun 9th 2009)
     
    The falcons are fledging now, they grow so quickly.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJul 13th, 2009 7:15am (Jul 13th 2009)
     
    I have been checking in on the Derby Peregrine Falcons young ones as they are such beautiful and magnificent birds (link is in the 'Look but dont Leave' thread) and reading the diary about them over the past few weeks. Seems there has been some sad news and a few probs but hope the female will be ok and end up with a new home.
    I also looked at some video footage on the website, it is worth a look if you have the time to spare.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 30th, 2009 8:52pm (Jul 30th 2009)
     
    Injured Peregrine
    Regular blog readers will be aware that one of this year's juvenile females suffered a severe wing injury which will prevent her ever flying wild and being capable of fending for herself.
    We refer to her as "010" after her ring number, but she is now being cared for by a falconer who has long been supportive of our project. Colin now calls her "Cathy" - after the Cathedral - as he says he needs a name to shout to her when he's exercising and getting her to fly. Colin reports that she is doing fine as can be seen in this high-quality video made by local photographer, Jon Salloway, and taken about two weeks ago. It shows the incredible progress she has made since she was found on the ground, but her damaged wing can be clearly seen in some of the shots. Since then Colin reports that she is still doing well, and we're pleased to support him in the fine job he's doing with her.

    This is the latest on the injured falcon, go to the site to see the lastest film clips.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 30th, 2009 11:52pm (Jul 30th 2009)
     
    Thanks for posting that NN - I keep meaning to check how she's doing but always forget!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 31st, 2009 8:15pm (Jul 31st 2009)
     
    My PC has been on a mega go slow this week so I haven't seen the Video clips yet, I am hoping to catch up on them soon though
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 9th, 2009 3:41pm (Aug 9th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hi Diane, i thought maybe this could do with going in here, what do you think? http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

    It's a lots of chicken poo's (some of them runny, sorry!) and underneath it tells you why they are the way they are, and what is wrong with the chicken doing them.

    I found it very helpful, especially now that Milly is ill and I was able to check her poo was 'normal.' It's a great reference.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeAug 9th, 2009 7:19pm (Aug 9th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Don't look at that thread if you are eating! *would probably advise Diane to wear lead glasses too*
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 9th, 2009 9:13pm (Aug 9th 2009)
     
    Ok - the link is up and running. Its the second one in the list, since people come here for the first time a lot when there hennies have a health prob.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 9th, 2009 9:37pm (Aug 9th 2009)
     
    Good scheme as they do such a variety of droppings....glad I didn't have to go about photo'ing them though Ha ha
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 10th, 2009 4:04pm (Aug 10th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks Diane ;)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 10th, 2009 4:26pm (Aug 10th 2009)
     
    Don't interrupt Diane; she's busy looking at RP Porn...:devil:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 10th, 2009 8:17pm (Aug 10th 2009)
     
    Ha ha you do make me laugh so much CC that is just so funny
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeAug 11th, 2009 12:50am (Aug 11th 2009) edited
     
    Holy cow, gulp, eerrp, what an informative little link Red and Diane.

    WARNING: the content below may offend those with finer sensibilties towards the offerings deposited from the nether regions of our avian friends.


    Ode to the Poo:steaming_poo:

    Had a look at the poo collection
    didn't expect such a wide selection

    Made me feel all queer and pale
    some were fresh and some were stale

    It's handy to be well informed
    just step carefully on the lawn

    Now I've got that off my chest
    I need a drink and a little rest.
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      CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 11th, 2009 5:14am (Aug 11th 2009)
     
    loved the poem, Julie..:rofl:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 11th, 2009 5:27am (Aug 11th 2009)
     
    Yah, I especially like the bit where "informed" rhymes with "lawn." Forced me to read with an Australian accent. LOL But, seriously, that was a nice piece of writing!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 11th, 2009 5:28am (Aug 11th 2009)
     
    Posted By: chief chickenDon't interrupt Diane; she's busy looking at RP Porn...
    Wot? I just saw this. And am, at present, speechless. :shocked: Yurt.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 11th, 2009 4:25pm (Aug 11th 2009)
     
    :flowers:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2009 4:51pm (Aug 12th 2009)
     
    Posted By: DianeonWhidbey I especially like the bit where "informed" rhymes with "lawn."

    But it does!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2009 8:27pm (Aug 12th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I was thinking that too - how else can you pronounce 'em? Seriously, I'm not joking!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2009 9:19pm (Aug 12th 2009)
     
    I think they say 'lahhhhn' instead of 'lorn', Red.
    Weird...:tooth:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2009 12:51am (Aug 13th 2009)
     
    This is an interesting discussion because one doesn't think about global pronunciations when writing poetry but of course it must make a difference sometimes, but I agree girls I thought everyone said 'lorn' for lawn but CC you are probably right it's more a 'laaaahhn' sound in the US, although depending on where you live........
    We forget that we all no doubt speak quite differently and have a variety of accents.

    Maybe we could have 'global cam' and all hear each other chat, but then we would never get a word in edgewise as we would be so busy talking and it may sound like a bunch of hens clacking and clucking.:_pecking::hyper_chick::milly_hen:


    Heavens I am verbose today and there is noone else here!!!!:hyper_chick:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2009 2:04am (Aug 13th 2009) edited
     
    Posted By: chief chickenI think they say 'lahhhhn' instead of 'lorn', Red.
    Weird...
    That's right: *Le-aw-n* Like its spelled. Anyone see an *R* in the word?? :D