June 14-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: June: June 14-05
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Photos by Ken Scheibach
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Photos by Ken Scheibach

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 07:49 am:

It's a well known fact that when a woman is in a family way, she gets a nesting notion... feathered mothers are no exception to the rule. Now that Robin red breasts are back in the U.P. for the summer season, they've been busy finding suitable housing arrangements of their own. This robin found a dandy spot that will help keep her babies warm and out of harms way! She sits so patiently, warming and guarding her nest of eggs, taking a break to perhaps stretch her wings and garner some grub. At which point, Ken Scheibach, seizes the opportunity to capture a shot of the hatchlings to be! Have you ever seen such a beautiful shade of blue as the hue of a Robin's egg?

The countdown to Pasty Fest 2005 continues with 18 days remaining before the aroma of fresh baked pasties fill the air in Calumet. July 2nd is the big day, so if you've been hankering for these delicious U.P. specialties, you better plan on being one of the first 400 at Aggasiz Park. Then simply hand over the special coupon you clipped from the paper and you'll be rewarded with your very own free pasty, served up by the Pasty Central crew. There will be a number of activities going on to entertain everyone as they savor the flavor!

Don't forget today is Flag Day and you should show your respect for our Flag by flying her proudly!

Old Glory!

Captain Video on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 07:54 am:

Morning...the early bird eh!

By Ed, WV on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 07:55 am:

Good Morning from WV

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 07:56 am:

fly the flag

By Bruce-Joni Cordova, TN. on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 07:58 am:

Good Morning from Tennessee- Great to see the Robin's..--They spend several weeks around the Memphis area on there journey to the North but do not have time to start a nest as this..

We are enjoying the 90's here and wouldn't change
our ways to head back to the Marquette-Negaunee area..

Have a great Flag Day...

By julie b., MI on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 08:00 am:

Those robins sure pick the most creative places to nest! Hanging pots seem to be a favorite for some reason! But they don't out-do the wren who keeps building in our gas grill! The overall nest is the size of a volleyball with the perfect cupped nest down in the middle!

Had our flag out shortly after daylight today! Long may she wave!

By Ed, WV on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 08:04 am:

Flag Day - keeps me remembering the day of our wedding, 37 years ago. The Mrs. deserves a pasty!

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 08:08 am:

That bird had a very "bright" idea for placing it's nest.

By Sue, Calumet on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 08:55 am:

It's coming down in buckets here. I think I'll keep my flag inside today.

By Wright Mattingly Lily ,Ky on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 09:00 am:

That's A smart bird, has a roof over its head to keep it dry. The bird in a tree by my house gets wet when it rains.Hello Gracie Reed in L'anse.

By sur5er on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 09:02 am:

Beautiful pic of the robin eggs. Must admit, that robins sure are creative and resourceful when it comes to finding a place to nest.

Have both our flags out today for Flag Day. Two of our neighbors erected large flag poles with beautiful large flags this weekend. I definately love the patriotic look as I drive down our street.

By Jeff in Houston on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 09:39 am:

Here in Houston, we see the Robins around March as they head back north, but this year we had a pair stay and raise two young ones. They may not know what they're in for once we hit our summer heat and humidity, but they're smart enough to play in the sprinkler in my back yard. I'm glad to see them stay though as I won't get to make it back to MI this summer and if I close my eyes and listen to them it's kinda like being there.

By Mary, CA on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 10:16 am:

Remember those who are defending our flag overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan today. Also remember those who have defended our flag and given the ultimate sacrifice.

By Missin the UP from NJ on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 10:47 am:

That Robin must've felt safe building a nest so close to humans! Beautiful pics... "Hmmm Robin's Egg Blue... reminds me of a very funny scene in the movie, 'Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House'. If you haven't seen it (Cary Grant and Myrna Loy) you've been missing a good one!

Prayers and good wishes go out to all who defend our flag, and who have defended it.

By Missin the UP from NJ on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 11:03 am:

Ken Scheibach- your albums are GREAT!!! Thanks for sharing your pictures with those of us 'Missin' the UP'!

By Janie, IA. on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 11:10 am:

A few years back a robin built her nest under our deck, every year since, a robin, ( I assume it's the same one) comes back to that nest and hatches at least two nestings. Is this normal robin thinking of re-using a nest over and over?

By Terry Hamka, Kalamazoo MI on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 11:47 am:

In Kalamazoo, on the campus of Western Michigan University, we have some confused robins that stay over all winter. I have asked about it and it seems to be a local phenomenon. On campus there are steam pipes running underground that allow for those robins to get food from ground that hasn't frozen. I couldn't believe it the first time I saw them.

By Dick B. TrollLand on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 11:49 am:

Is that flag flying off the stern of the Ranger III? Looks like the proper blue for that boat.

By shelly/houston on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 02:07 pm:

Y'know what I see alot of down here that surprises me is Blue Jays. I have one (or at least I think its the same one) who hangs out in my back yard.

By Julia, MI on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 03:14 pm:

Top left of the 2nd picture, the nest looks like a bird poking into the nest (beak and an eye)

By Charles in Adrian, MI on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 03:18 pm:

It's Flag Day, and I see a lot of people suggesting we remember
those poor soldiers over in Iraq. Not a bad idea. What an awful
job they have. It is looking increasingly like we have got
ourselves in a Civil War over there with about 15 or 20 million
Sunnis not very happy with our troops fighting for their
opponents -- the rest of the country. You can argue the merits
of our fighting for the Kurds and so on, but, meanwhile, think of
those poor soldiers stuck in that mess.

By joesyopper on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 05:17 pm:

Charles: You are not quite right. Go to What's Up for my response

By Ger, California on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 05:18 pm:

Yes, I am flying the flag today and quite often, as I have done even before 9/11.

By Beverly, San Jose on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 05:37 pm:

Have you ever really looked at the architecture of a birds nest. The orderly arrangement of the sticks, twigs, straw, grass, feathers and down and how it is put together from the outside to in. The intertwining of all this material to keep her nest strong and be able to support her and her young. It's all so Fascinating. It only proves that man is not the only one who knows how to build a house for his young until they are ready to fly the coop! :)

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 05:40 pm:

On the subject of birds...yesterday morning around 10:30, I was walking my dog in Lake Linden by the park and saw 10 large white birds flying over. My first thought was, "Wow, must be swans", but after a closer look, discovered it was PELICANS!! I spoke with a birding person that I know and he said it's a bit late for them to be migrating through here, but said it sure sounded from my description that it was Pelicans! There was someone else there when I spotted them, so I know I'm not crazy...just wondering if anyone else in the Keweenaw area happened to see them flying through. I watched to see if they landed and would have run for my camera if the had. They were headed in a Northeast direction, so maybe headed up towards Copper Harbor, Eagle Harbor. Any other sightings?

By Therese from just below the bridge on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 07:42 pm:

I have a flag that flew over my Dad's destroyer on VJ Day when he was in the South Pacific steaming towards Japan. It has a few moth holes but is otherwise in perfect condition. I didnt fly it today since I was gone at work all day; but at the end of the mont,h when a group from church goes to sing to residents at the nursing home in Harbor Springs, I will bring it for 'show and tell', and tell the story of how my Dad purloined it.

By Dave of Mohawk on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 09:39 pm:

I believe the flag in the picture is aboard the Ranger III.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, September 18, 2009 - 09:13 pm:

Beautiful Old Glory!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 09:27 pm:

Here's a picture I found on a website (not mine) showing U.S. Flags in downtown Rogers City:

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