Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: May: May 10-08: Saturday-What'sUP
For messages about today's picture, see Cam Notes.

This area is for other friendly conversation.
Please read our Acceptable Use Policy.

Some other links of recent interest to Pasty Cam watchers:
In Search of our Ancestors    • New Arrivals
Politics and Religion, Ketchup or Gravy
Decade of the Pasty Cam on this day
yes Printed on Recycled Internetyes

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 04:09 am:

We spent some time up at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge yesterday, as they are opening in time for Mother's Day. The new banquet facility addition is all set for a big turnout tomorrow. We were making sure that Pasty.NET WiFi is available in the cabins and throughout the lodge. I actually got a little sunburn.

By Susan Caryl (Gilbsulmum) on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 04:28 am:

Good morning,'re an early bird yourself, this morning!
First Post

By Susan Caryl (Gilbsulmum) on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 04:29 am:

Mary too! :)

Believe me, Susan, Mary is not up at this hour.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 06:21 am:

Top o' the mornin'.Usually don't clean closets this early but can't sleep.Have a good Saturday all.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 07:57 am:

Good morning! On my way to work. Hope everybody has a great weekend.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 11:50 am:

I asked this question once before on this site and I didn't get a answer. We are 10-15 miles from much water (lakes). When the farmers start working their fields how do the seagulls know????
They show up in large flocks to gather the grubs/worms that are turned up.

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 12:13 pm:

Good afternoon everyone! 55 degrees and sunny here in Houghton. Rain on the way this evening and in thru Sunday.

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 01:33 pm:

Mikie,hope you have a great birthday!

By Richard Wieber (Dickingrayling) on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 04:44 pm:

Paul The only way the gulls know about the turned fields is that the crows tell them. You know how those gulls can't keep a secret.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 06:21 pm:

Actually there is neat trick to not only know how seagulls find food, but also how to tell the wind direction. The next time you see a flock (or even one) of seagulls sitting someplace, note the direction they are facing; seagulls always face into the wind. I imagine this would explain how they know when a farmers field is freshly plowed; the can smell it in the breeze, then of course they tattle to every living thing in the area......

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 12:53 am:

The only birds that can smell are Turkey Vultures and the ornithologists aren't even sure of that. Gulls always have a few "scouts" way high up soaring inland and can see the activity and then call the others. Neil Harri could probably explain the ratio to height and miles away seen at ground level. We live only a few miles from Anchor Bay (Lake St. Clair) and about 8 miles from the St. Clair River. Let a farmer around us break ground only a few rows and the Gulls are there in minutes!

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 04:34 am:

Thank you all for your views on how the dumpster ducks know what's going on! I can sleep better now!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 07:59 am:

OOPS!!! Forgot to wish Mary Drew a happy birthday on the 10th. I wanted to remember, but had to go to work and then we weren't home for the rest of the day. Mary, hope you had a great day!!!!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 08:16 am:

Happy Birthday, Mary Drew! Hope you have/had a splendid
birthday and Mother's Day.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 10:25 pm:

Happy birthday Mary. Two holidays together, your birthday and Mothers Day. Hope you got a lot of presents. My father in laws birthday was on Christmas. He got cheated when it came to birthdays. Always said he was in good company when it came to sharing birthdays.

By Helen in the U. P.! (Lahelo) on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 09:17 pm:

Happy Birthday Mary Hope you are having a great one!

Powered by:  
Join Today!
Each day the Pasty Cam has 2 areas to post messages: 
  • Cam Notes - comments related to today's picture and discussion
  • What'sUP - other topics, conversation and announcements
  • *** Please use the appropriate forum ***
    Here's a list of messages posted in the past 24 hours
    See our guest photo gallery for more great views from the U.P.

    Add a Message

    A user/password combination is now required to post messages to Cam Notes. Registration is free. Click here to register or maintain your I.D.

    Home | Pasty Cam | Contest | Order Now | Bridge Cam | Past-E-Mail | GP Hall of Fame | Making Pasties | Questions