Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bobbie and Charlie

Hurray! I received a call from Bob Walters at 9:41 that he believes both Bobbie and Charlie are 'roosting' on the north side of the Church Office Building, Charlie in the top west breezeway and Bobbie just below. Bob believes it is them because the adults do not tend to overnight in those locations. There was also a sighting of a parent in next box this evening. Bob said he feels much better about things after tonight. I will keep reporting and tweeting as I get updates. There is no news on the outcome of tests on Salley and Amelia yet. I know that is on everyone's mind and as soon as I know anything, I will post it here.


Anonymous said...

THANKS LIZ, and we hope Charlie stays around during the days, so we can see him grow and hunt, and ALL!!!
Please let us know if anyone sees both of them again tomorrow!!!
We sure hope so!!!

skygirlblue said...

Awesome news!!!

Parent in the box now...I believe it is mom..

Willi said...

That's great news. Yes we are all anxious to find out what went wrong with A and S. I have seen Mom and Dad in the nest , mornings around 7ish and evenings around 7 to 8ish. They even stay in there together for a few minutes. Hmmmm.

Thanks Liz for all you do, keeping us informed and also Bob for all his efforts to keep our kids safe. I knew there was a reason I liked you so much Liz, I love tomato sandwiches!!! Keep looking up.:)

Anonymous said...

I just looked this up on Wikipedia..Birds

In a bird's digestive system, the crop is an expanded, muscular pouch near the gullet or throat. It is a part of the digestive tract, essentially an enlarged part of the esophagus. As with most other organisms that have a crop, the crop is used to temporarily store food. Not all birds have a crop. In adult doves and pigeons, the crop can produce crop milk to feed newly hatched birds.[5]
Scavenging birds, such as vultures, will gorge themselves when prey is abundant, causing their crop to bulge. They subsequently sit, sleepy or half torpid, to digest their food.
Most raptors have one; like falcons, hawks, eagles and vultures (as stated above) but owls do not.