Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Walkin' Wednesday 2011

My Iditawalk Certifikhate


Sparky The WFT is moving - this was at his house on Monday and Tuesday



Mom has some upkhlose shots of some of the remaining blooms she'll share soon






*Merdie sent Mom this pikh Sunday afternoon - after she got it, that's when she khalled to see if they would be home fur visitors

Mom took this with her phone from there

Lookie! ALL of Merdie!

Now fur some wings - albeit it kind of sad

From Monday

Chikhk-zilla has The RH has termed this ONE

Still Monday


We khall this one BIRD YOGA





It looks like there will only be only hatchling this year - but as you'll see, that is not a khomplete surprise nor a bad thing given how young Mom is

4/26/2011 :: Hatch Update

The remaining eggs in the scrape have had little incubation so it's likely we'll have only one nestling this season. We think this new female is very young and as such it's not unusual for her to lay infertile eggs. This may actually be good in the sense that she'll have less pressure in giving flight and hunting lessons to this nestling when it fledges than if the full clutch had hatched. Looking back to the 2000 season, mortality of the fledglings was high (75%) perhaps due to the inexperience of 4/4, the original Rachel Carson female in training the fledges to attain the skills necessary to reach independence.

Since this post was so heavy with pikhs, I didn't have Mom rekhord a Walkin' Wednesday video - we'll return in TWO weeks with that fur next Wednesday is THAT Whednesday of the month already!

Mom and I furry sad our special visitor left us around 7:15am Tuesday - Mom and I will share some more of the fun tomorrow!

Of khourse, I'll be extra sad fur Mom returns to work but it will give me a chance to khatch up on my sleep!




Wyatt said...

Good pics! That is very interesting about the Mama bird...

Khongrats on the Idita-walk! We got a cool little pin :)

Wyatt and Stanzie


Merdie merdie Merdie!
Oh how I missed woo
Froggie Merdie please for Freyeday!

PS- I got my iditawalk pin! Momma puts it on her work bagballs

Holly and Khady said...

Such pretty spring pics! The blossoms are gorgeous!


Suka said...

hey Khyra,

Congratulations on your Iditawalk Certificate! That is so pawsome! And Khyra, your tail was looking extra flooffy and fluffy in the pictures! Very pretty! :->

Yay! All of Merdie! She is such a beauty!

Sadness that only one little chicky was born. What an adorable little fluff ball, though. That is a great last picture of the mom and baby.

Sweet dreams, Khyra!


Teddy Bear said...

We love your Iditawalk certificate. Great job, Friend.:) We jsut love the picture of the Baby Birdie with Mama Birdie.:)

Teddy Bear

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

*waving to Miss Merdie*

Priscilla said...

Well done, Khyra!
The spring looks really good and those pictures of spring are beautiful. Mama bird is getting busier and busier these days.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations on your Iditawalkie certificate, Khyra! Good for you!
Merdie sure looks happy with her treat!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Yoor certificate is awesome ~ well done!
The birdies and blossoms are fabulous.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Congrats on completing the walk and getting your very special certificate!

I hope momma pf doesn't sit on those eggs waiting for them to hatch for too long.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Great to see Merdie looking so well. Hope she gets to come for a visit soon, MFT.

Too bad about the eggs, but Mother Nature has her reasons which we don't always understand.

And congrats on your Iditawalk certificate - you probably earned several of them with all your walks.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

3 doxies said...

Dat toatally makes good sense bouts da birdie being ables to work with one betters than a fleet of baby birdies...very interesting...and about her age and da mortality.


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

So many wonderful pics we don't even know where to start, except that we loved them all!

Interesting about the PF eggs.


Ricky the Sheltie said...

Sorry about only one little PF this year. It must be tough to be a new mom. We'll see if any Columbus eggs hatch...

Wild Dingo said...

wow, that's really cool to learn about birds this way. fascinating. i'm glad too she only had one kid. takign care of kids is hard work!

Pedro said...


I thought the same falcons return to the nest every year? No? Can they tell if this mother is one of the babies born there in the past?


Anonymous said...

Yay! Congratulations on finishing your Idita-Walk. I am Most Impressed!

I thought that was interesting about the momma bird and it made lots of sense.

Wiggles & Wags,

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Congratulations on your Iditawalk Certificate! great job keeping your human excersized!

Lovely blooms and Merdie, too!

Frankie Furter said...

You Dida Lotta Walkies thingy!!!
Heehehehehe I made a Frankie funny.

Remington said...

Thinking of you this morning....snowing out....want to come over and play some snow football?

Benny and Lily said...

Cool certificate. You could hang it in your room. Merdie is so cute chewing on that big bone. Love the baby hatching update. Have a fun day
Benny & Lily

Kari in WeHo said...

What a cool certificate! I hope your mom frames it for you!


Channon said...

Congrats on the certificate! Pretty photos too, as always!

Amber-Mae said...

Congratulations, Khyra! You must be proud of yourself.

BeadedTail said...

MERDIE!!!! We love seeing more Merdie pictures! Khyra, we love seeing your floofy tail too and are sad we didn't get a walk with you but we'll be there for the next one!

We're glad there's at least one birdie though although wish there were more. There will be next year!

Junior and Orion said...

Wonderful walking picturees! Purrty blooms and purrty floof!

Merdie! It is always good to see Merdie! And her furs have all grown back!

We are sorry the other birdies didn't hatch, but her one baby will be taken good care of!

Sychoberians said...

Way to go on the Iditawalk. We like Khra Floof and loons.

Merdie !!!!!

Remy and Flash

Jan said...

Actually I would like to be an only doggie around here sometimes so I am jealous of the only hatchling and the only Sibe.

Misty the alpha Poodle

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Hmm...Khyra...why do you look so STRIPED in those pix?? I know stripes are the latest rage this season, but I had no idea you were so fashion trendy....

As for my butt not fittin' in the Abbey? Sheesch.

Kisses to Merdie...

We're sending you some....

R A I N....

Have you had enuff of this PA weather???

Beast XXOO

Sagira said...

Congrats on your certificate, that is super cool.

Sorry there is only 1 hatchling. :(

Sheila and Bob said...

Really enjoy your photos, so very beautiful in the spring, Khyra is so majestic and we love Merdie.
I guess the hatching of only one egg is Mother Natures way of helping this young Mom out.

Hamish & Sophie &
Mom & Dad,
Sheila & Bob

Hoke said...

You tell a great story! Love those pictures. You look like you got some stripes in your fur!! I need a hair cut real bad, I'm starting to sweat:)

Sam said...

I didn't realize young birds do that - you are right, it is probably better for her, since she is young. Thanks for sharing such great pics!


KB said...

Congrats on the Iditawalk award! That's a lot of miles! Did you know that snowbikers actually cover the entire route to Nome on bikes like mine? Whew, it's a long way. Great job walking that far.

I'm glad that the PF had at least one baby...although it's sad to see the two eggs unhatched.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Congratulations on your Idita-Walk Certificate! Next year will it be out on the tundra time?

Looks windy.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi fluffy tail
Congratulations on your Iditawalkie award,, that is awsome for sure!
I love that you share the birdie stories with us,,,
the mama is so cute,,and that adorable baby..
i am glad she only has one baby,, i think its best.
So good to see Merdie!!!
And all the blossoms too

Thor and Jack said...

Congrats on your Iditawalk Certificate!
Beautiful Merdie!
Beautiful YOU!

Thor and Jack

ForPetsSake said...

Congrats on your certificate - looks like you exceeded the requirements quite well!

It was nice to see all of Merdie ;)

Thanks for sharing the hatchling pics - so hard to be so tiny!