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By bj-milford on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 07:30 am:

Beautiful picture.....good morning from Milford
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By smf in troll land on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 07:33 am:


By Jim Grill Calumet, MI on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 07:33 am:

Good Morning

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 07:44 am:

Believe it or not, we have one of those at the Big Texan down here. Don't know how to attach a picture but would with my grandchildren in it.

By Debra, Muskegon, MI on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 07:55 am:

Darn it! I am never going to be the early bird, I might as well just face it.

Have a great day everyone! : )

By moi on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 08:09 am:

If a robin has made a nest on the top of a tire of a car that you need to use soon, do you move it while it's still eggs- or would hatched birds be easier for mama to find? It would be moved about 8 feet away.

By maijaMI on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 09:06 am:

moi: if you move it, the mother will abandon the eggs because of the human scent.

By sur5er on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 09:41 am:


With that being a robin...and the state bird, you may have to wait until the eggs hatch and the babies fly away. I don't think you are allowed to touch it. Check with the DNR ;)

By sur5er on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 09:41 am:

Oooops, meant to post that to MOI. Sorry bout that.

By Steve in IA on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 10:09 am:


Robins seem to have a talent for building their nests in inconvenient places. I had one build its nest on a shelf bracket next to my front door. I stopped using the door for a month till they were gone. If you type "Journey North American Robin" into your browser you'll get an excellent tutorial on nesting robins. They state that the robin identifies its young by sight and sound, not smell. So if the babies are hatched when you move the nest I think she would find them again. If they stay where they are, a predator will probably get them and solve your problem nature's way. A passing raccoon, cat or dog, or maybe even a skunk will be able to reach them. Sur5fer's point about checking with the DNR is well taken. A phone call wouldn't hurt, but since the nest is not in the wild and is preventing your use of the car, I don't think they will give you any grief about it. Good luck.

By Dennis Lloyd, SC on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 11:20 am:

What's up with the live cam today, looks like their drilling in the Ramada Parking Lot.

By SDC, Ferndale, MI on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 11:48 am:

Fran, GA
Just wanted to let you know my Uncle Bill Alcenius passed away Monday evening. He was the last of the Alcenuis family.

I hope you and your family are doing well.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 11:53 am:

For anyone still interested in the Shoebox Memory about the Atlas Powder Mill, located in Senter, that was featured on April 24th, a friend emailed a copy of a 1913 map of the area giving a unique perspective of the location. I posted those maps to the comments for that date, you can get there to see them by clicking this link -> Senter-Atlas Powder Mill discussion.

By t on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 12:17 pm:

More "Drillin' Comments" at JD's site in the General Discussion section.

By moi on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 03:43 pm:

I have a close relative in the DNR, but I'll let them stick to managing only the wilds. I'd rather just try myself to do what's best for the bird babies. If they do indeed go by sight and sound, I'll wait till they hatch, then move it. This is definitely a prime spot for a coon, fox, or dog to grab an easy dinner!
Last year one nested under the deck. Every time we'd go outside the poor mother would just about have a heart attack! Sadly, she pecked the hatchling to death- even though it hadn't ever been touched by people.

By robin lover on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 04:12 pm:

She feared a worse fate.

By Knitter on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 05:21 pm:

Songbirds have no sense of smell...

By Fran,Ga on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 08:29 pm:

SDC,I was sorry to learn of Mr Alcenius's death.I am sure a lot of history went with him. My family and I are doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. They say time heals so we try to get thru one day at a time.

Mary,thanks for putting on the link for the Atlas Powder Plant discussion. I plan to print out all I can find for my kids and grandson. It will help them to know just what was done at the Plant when their Dad and Papa worked there.

By Fran,Ga on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 08:35 pm:

I forgot to mention that Alex had surgery on his hand. He had Carpal tunnel Syndrome in both hands. The surgery was Monday and was successful. He called yesterday and said that one feels great but the other one is killing him.

By maijaMI on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 09:39 pm:

Heal fast, Alex

By HI on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 12:16 am:


By sur5er on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 01:59 am:

Fran, glad to hear that you are hanging in there.

Alex: Hope you get better soon. Sorry to hear about your hands and how the one is causing you pain. Just think, now you have the entire summer to heal ;)

By Victor James Alcenius (Valcenius) on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 08:26 pm:

Just a note to let SDC, Ferndale, Mi know that some of the alcenius family still lives on out here in Colorado. Don't remember much of the family tree, but my Grandpa was Edwin H Alcenius. I think that was a brother of William (might be Willard).

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