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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 03:54 am:

In the past 9 years, 8 months, and 12 days of the Pasty Cam, I wonder how many streets and roads we have traveled? Like today's shot, we were peering down a roadway eight years ago. This one happens to be along the canal in Houghton.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 03:55 am:

Well Good Morn everyone!! Have a nice day!
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By Tim in Oscoda (Timmer280) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 04:01 am:

Have a GREAT Week Everyone!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 05:07 am:


I thought of you as my husband and I passed a sign for East China
Township on our way down the St. Clair River. We enjoyed our
lunch at Algonac State Park, and wonder of wonders, a freighter
came allong. I couldn't make out the name, but it had a black bear
on its smokestack. I imagined that you would know which boat I
saw at about 12:30 on Sat., November 10th.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 05:24 am:

Eight years!! I wonder if that project is done yet?? Good morning all.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 07:08 am:

Good Morning, Everyone. My goodness, some of you were up early this morning, or was it you were still up, very late last night? :-) It's a foggy day here in mid-Michigan, and we are headed for a rainy day and Monday.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 07:18 am:

Paulweebbtroll, since it is in Michigan, it may have been finished 8 years ago, but they may need do it again because of the freeze-thaw conditions in here in the spring, fall, and winter. :-)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 08:19 am:

Good morning everybody! Looks as if Mikie didn't get his wish about getting the Night Owl today. Poor Mikie.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 09:01 am:

Good morning, survived the quick trip to the UP over the weekend but the weather was fine. That is a lot of driving for 2-1/2 days.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 11:06 am:

It's too hot in the camp, gotta take the firewood away from Grampa Norm. The Sun is shining on the big lake, more scouting today back in the woods, maybe a trip the long way from Lac La Belle thru the woods to High Rock Bay. Having a great time in the Keweenaw!

By Musicteacher (Musicteacher) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 11:51 am:

A question for our bird-watching friends:

This past week we have seen several times in our
feeders some extremely beautiful birds. We looked
them up in our bird manual that we bought at COPPER
WORLD in Calumet and discovered that the birds, as
we thought, were Cardinals. The book indicated that
this bird is not native to the upper peninsula, but only
lives downstate. What gives, do we have a "lost" pair of
birds in our yard?

By paul (Pungvait) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 12:04 pm:

cardinals are spreading northward (global warming or availability of feeders?) - regular visitors to L'anse-Baraga area - i saw one female in Mason (Osceola twp) several years ago, hope to see more

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 12:17 pm:

That's interesting! We have lots of cardinals down here near Flint. If you see one and hear it's call at dusk, it's mate will be a few feet away. The temperature is perfect today, probably in the fifties. Fortunately for me, gray is my favorite color.

By Snowman (Snowman) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 01:55 pm:

I thought this might be of interest;

Population density and range of the Northern Cardinal has increased over the last 200 years, largely as a response to habitat changes made by people. However, it is listed as a species of special concern in California and may disappear there because of habitat loss.

The female Northern Cardinal sings, often from the nest. The song may give the male information about when to bring food to the nest. A mated pair shares song phrases, but the female may sing a longer and slightly more complex song than the male.

The male cardinal fiercely defends its breeding territory from other males. When a male sees its reflection in glass surfaces, it frequently will spend hours fighting the imaginary intruder.

Brighter red males hold territories with denser vegetation, feed at higher rates, and have greater reproductive success than duller males.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 02:09 pm:

Although I always see cardinals in pairs, one winter I was treated to the sight of a flock of cardinals (I counted about 30!) on the snow-laden branches of a maple tree in my front yard. It looked just like the tree was decorated for Christmas, with all the red spots of color!

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 03:02 pm:

I love cardinals.They are such beauties. I notice the ones we have here in the Keys are smaller than their northern cousins,but just as brightly colored.I can't imagine a world without birds and the joy they bring to us.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 03:45 pm:

Uniqued up on the Early Bird, Bird. Russ also answers to Birdman. Nice grab!

I posted on the [Idea For Songs]page a story about Dodge Street Band. I guess it was ok to post it there? Ya know, music,songs,band ect.

I am also glad to see that some of you who cried foul when post's not to your liking showed up on this page, are now coming over to the other's and posting.But sad to see one is bringing arrogant and condescending ways left over from days gone by on here to there.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 05:07 pm:

I agree with your last statement, Davidcorrytontn, I much prefer the conversation on this page and Cam Notes. Much more civil. BTW, I hail from Tennessee! Left Nashville about 33yrs ago.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 06:39 pm:

Hey Snowman! That's the way it is at our place! The female sings a longer and more complex tune than the male!!!!

By Snowman (Snowman) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 06:39 pm:

Sitting on a branch overlooking the snowmobile trail the Cardinals watched as a brand new Polaris pulled in below them. "What do you think?", one bird said to the other. "Should we put a deposit on that sled?"

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 01:26 am:

Good night all maybe now I will get the late owl

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