Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Years Day

First thread of 2009! Happy New Year!

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Mits said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

Mits said...

thanks Steve, HNY to all at NCTC:)

floralgirl said...

Thanks Steve:) Happy New year all:)

Mits said...

turkey is back on snowman cam...

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

normabyrd said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR EAGLE BUDDIES!!---STEVEN---HELEN---MEGAN---& BLUEFIELD SHARON!!----WISHING EVERYONE THE BEST IN 009!!!

Red said...

Happy New Year Everyone.

Mits said...

NCTC WEATHER..........Today
Sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph this afternoon.
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Tonight
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. South winds around 5 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny. Highs around 50. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
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Friday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening...then clearing. Lows around 19. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
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........AMEN

Mits said...

EAGLES HAVE LANDED

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

EAGLE!!

Mits said...

doing nestorations

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

EAGLE IN OUR NEST!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Morning again everyone, BTW!!

Mits said...

he did 2 minutes of work, and now is resting.

normabyrd said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR RED!!---We are up to 21°----with sunshine!---Quite a switch from yesterday----12° this am!!

Mits said...

Jo wanted everyone to know, that she is alive and kicking...Doc gave her cough medicine with codeine...and she has been out of it the last day.....I thought her electricity may have been off, but electricity is fine, she is just resting....get better, Jo...Got worried about her when she dissappeared off blog

Mits said...

eagle at BWO too.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Nice long close up visit. She is so beautiful and regal sitting there this morning.

normabyrd said...

HELEN--Thanks for the update on JO!I just supposed she was busy with family-----GOOD THOUGHTS JO!!---hope you feel better soon!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Glad Jo is okay!! We certainly miss her when she ain't here!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' SISSY!!---I watched 'PRINCE XI'---all afternoon!!---LUN LUN worried me to death!---I couldn't understand why she kept pulling him around---don't remember ever seeing that before--bet he was dizzy!! LITTLE IMP!--

Mits said...

poof

Mits said...

dawn breaking at LW

normabyrd said...

Theeeereee SHE GOES!!!!---awesome

Mits said...

Mei did that to Tai all the time, it is normal Giant Panda behavior

normabyrd said...

HE GOES!

paula eagleholic said...

Happy New Year Eagleland!

normabyrd said...

HELEN!----I remember that---but LUN LUN just kept on & on---I didn't remember little TAI getting pulled around so much!!!---"we moms" have such short memories!!--ho!

paula eagleholic said...

Just missed our royal pair, I see!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' & HAPPY NEW YEAR DANA!!---Did you folks partied all night!
ho!----

indiana nesting eagles dave said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE; today it
is the first day and it is Cooooold
Thanks Steve.God loves us all and
this is going to be a great year.

Indiana Nesting Eagles----Dave

floralgirl said...

Hello Norma, Paula, Helen, Sharon, Sissy, and Red-
Thanks for the info on Jo, was wondering where she was yesterday.
Almost time for the Rose Parade!!

paula eagleholic said...

2 eagles at WE

paula eagleholic said...

Thanks for checking up on Jo, Mits. I figured she was down for a panda nap!

normabyrd said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR PAULA!!----Pray the NEW YEAR will be a GREAT year for your MOM!!!!

normabyrd said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR INDIANA DAVE!!---OH YEAH!----2009 IS GOING TO BE THE HAPPIEST YEAR YET!!!!!!

normabyrd said...

MEGAN!----ENJOY----BREAK TIME!!

glo said...

Happy New Year Everyone. Catching a glimpse of the Rose Parade and a cup of tea before I head off to work. I will be glad when these Holiday hours are over for sure.
Guess I missed Lib and Belle too but glad they have been spotted taking care of home base for the New Year. Prayers for MeMa Jo to get well very very soon.

movin said...



** gOOD MORNING **

** TO YOU ALL **


*** HAppY nEW YeAR ***



C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

hedgie said...

Good New Years morning to all~HNY to Steve and the rest of the NCTC staff!
Rose Parade on...of course, commercials, too....always wonder how much we miss of the floats because of them.
Dave, glad to hear from you today..did you see our Eagles?
Poor Jo....know how awful it is to have a bad cough when we are already so short of breath---get plenty of rest, Jo!
Sharon and Sissy, are you working or taking the day off?

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Mits, thanks for letting us know about Jo. Bless her heart!

Lynn, we are both working today. My internet is still down so I am working from her house.

hedgie said...

Goodness, Sharon...you have frontier.net, don't you? What is their problem? I guess that Sissy has wireless, so that enables you both to be able to work at the same time, right? Have to wonder how mucg work you gals really get done TOGETHER...bet the laughs are a mile a minute!!!

floralgirl said...

Good grief, never mind the commercials, make these announcers stop rambling on over the bands.....and plugging their networks shows..

Costume Lady said...

Darn it, Jo, are you trying to out-do me with your illness? Hate to hear you are ailing, but glad you saw the doctor and are on the mend. I didn't see you for awhile, and was afraid we left you in New Orleans, still looking for purple beaded necklaces;);)

paula eagleholic said...

Unfortunately, 'Tis the season...

paula eagleholic said...

Oh, Mama Hummer laid another egg!

paula eagleholic said...

Birdie in our nest...

paula eagleholic said...

Not sure what is was...gone now.

normabyrd said...

WOW!----DIVERS---WERE UP CLOSE!----THEY HAD NOTES!!---1st SAID 'HI GUYS'!----ANOTHER---'HAPPY NEW YEAR'! & THE LAST ONE---GIRL---HER NOTE SAID 'HI'---SIGNED---NICK & (?) had her thumb over her name----Then she STUCK her tongue out at me!!----COOL---They had their faces up close!!!---!---back to ball game----

normabyrd said...

DIVERS------

Mits said...

you all need to watch the Rose Parade on HGTV....no commercials...could only watch it til almost noon, they off to mass....it was great, got to see all our friends, that we normally don't see, because we all go to different masses..going to fix lunch

Lolly said...

Happy New Year!

I wish for all of you a wonderful eagle filled year, with no intruders, safe nests, and fish for all!!! May your cam stay up with good sound! And may all your eaglets thrive! LOL

paula eagleholic said...

Heading to work to fix a printer then down to see Mom...catch ya'll later!

Lolly said...

I am being quite successful at doing nothing all week. Laurel comes with the boys later on this afternoon. She is visiting with a HS friend, then eating with us, bathing the boys and then heading home.

Tomorrow I start taking the decorations down.

Norma You missed breakfast this morning. We had fried eggs, bacon, grits, and a side of waffles with real maple syrup. Tomorrow no homemade bread and sausage....I splurged today! Sorry!

Jo.... Sorry you are under the weather. I had something with a bad cough just before Christmas. I did not feel bad, but had a cough and sometimes I had coughing fits! Poor Michael in NY. Yes, I was doing it there! Anyway, get well quick!!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

EAGLE!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

He is moving the furniture again. Belle is not gonna like it.

wvgal_dana said...

I'm watching HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009


Yes watched Rose Bowl Parade

wvgal_dana said...

Special wishes for Jo to get better very SOON !!

Lolly said...

Poof!!!

Mits said...

one must still be close by, can hear it

Mits said...

turkey back at snowman cam

Mits said...

divers....

Mits said...

poof diver,,,,

hedgie said...

Gee, Mits, I didn't even know the parade was carried on HGTV! Drat!

Mits said...

yes, Lynn, it is much better coverage on HGTV.

Mits said...

off to dinner with the Family....Hubbys' birthday today..later.

floralgirl said...

I always watch it on HGTV cause of no commercials and they tell you a lot about all the flowers and plant materials are that are used on each float.

hedgie said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby, Helen!

Costume Lady said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MR. HELEN;);)

Costume Lady said...

Love your avatar, Lynn...how'd you get it to twinkle?

Lolly said...

Oh, it sure is quiet around here. Too much partying last night?

Well, I have started the year out right. It is 68 and I have been out working in the yard. That was good for me. I've been a lazyboy potato for too long. LOL But that was the plan for this week.

hedgie said...

Thanks, Wanda...don't know..that's how it came...and sometimes they do their animation and sometimes they don't! Never know how/why!!

Costume Lady said...

Afternoon VISIT!!

magpie said...

Eagle Arrival

Lolly said...

Eagle!

hedgie said...

Eagle Alert!!

Costume Lady said...

Nestorations.

magpie said...

I don't have much sound...is it me or the cam or is is just quiet down there ?

Costume Lady said...

Looks like Belle. Notsure.

magpie said...

Wow - that beak! Is it Liberty?

Lolly said...

Poof! Think it was Lib, but that is only a guess.

magpie said...

Well, Hello and Good-Bye - nice of him or her to drop in though...! ☺

Costume Lady said...

I think it is just quiet down there, Margy...I could hear them jumping around on the branches before jumping in.

magpie said...

Well, you can tell where our butts are parked !!

hedgie said...

Gone!

Costume Lady said...

COME BACK!!!

Lolly said...

It is very quiet. I turned up the computer, thinking Jack had turned it down.

magpie said...

It's early too, maybe one or both will return....

Stunning pink sunset here in Berkeley County -

The Moon and ♥ Venus are out....☺

Lolly said...

I hear a kitty!

Lolly said...

Well, thought it was a kitty. Not sure now.

magpie said...

Okay - I hear some birdy sounds now too - Geese...

Wow - 20 comments in no time flat...

I'm getting ready for work, could hardly walk when I got up..said a prayer, and healing arrived...

magpie said...

Oh Boy - Back !

Lolly said...

EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

magpie said...

Hope JO feels well enough to have a peek ! ☺

hedgie said...

And back again! Yea!

magpie said...

I still don't think they are done for the night.....

Lolly said...

Cool! I think the other is on the mike.

hedgie said...

Short lived...must have heard us hollering!

magpie said...

Psyyyyche !

magpie said...

Come on Partner, I need some help here.....

hedgie said...

Back again..what a tease..

Costume Lady said...

Sounds like one is near the mic.

Lolly said...

Well, that was fun! Still one close by.

Costume Lady said...

Margy, have you tried the Lidocane Patch on your back? It really works for my knee, in between shots. It is also good for attracting snakes:) TEE HEE

Costume Lady said...

Supper time here...having Corned beef that was down in the bottom of old freezer.

hedgie said...

Wanda, you never said what Gene got you for Christmas...gather it wasn't a new puter!

Costume Lady said...

Lynn, I have a gift certificate for either a Lap Top or a new camera. HARD DECISION!!!

magpie said...

Well, I have to go to work now. Sigh. You folks have a nice evening....

Wanda - have not tried the Lidocaine patch...might be worth a try....thanks for the tip.

Happy New Year one more time...and if you have some clear sky, try to check out the Moon and three planets...

Peace, Love and Prayers xox ♥

hedgie said...

That IS a hard decision, Wanda, but sure looks to me like your camera takes GREAT pics!!
Have a good shift, Margy!! Hope it's a quiet one.

deb said...

I am home after a long day in south central SD. We found the loon. Have to feed the dogs and myself and catch up on the blog.

Costume Lady said...

Deb, hope we get to see the yellow billed loon, or was it yellow footed loon??

deb said...

OH HAPPY DAY!! My uncle can wiggle 4 toes on his left foot, all on his own. Doctors say that is a very good sign!!

deb said...

I put up one picture, hope I find a better one. We got closer later in the day.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Well, my eagle friends, I am going to bed. It has been the longest week!! My leg is feeling so much better. Steroids are a miracle drug (at least for today). Hope all have a wonderful evening. See you in the morning light.

floralgirl said...

Great news, Deb:)
Like the loon pic, you sure see some interesting birds.

Costume Lady said...

Good way for your Uncle to start out the New Year, Deb. What color are the feathers of the Loon? Interesting looking bird.

Mits said...

Deb, that is wonderful news, prayers continue:)..just back form a wonderful dinner with son, dil and M&M girls....of course the girls go to bed pretty early, 6:30 for Molly and 7:30 for Maggie...they take after their Dad early to bed and early to rise...

deb said...

During breeding season the loon would be black and white, right now the colors are drab, brown, black and a dirty white. Their normal habitat would be Alaska and western Canada, very rarely on the West Coast. also very rarely south of Canada. Today there were people from Minneapolis, Sioux City, IA, Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City that came to see it.

Mits said...

going in to find something on TV and hit the hay....talked to Ceil today last day of visit tomorrow:(

deb said...

Thanks, everyone for well wishes, it is very exciting to think that he will probably walk again, after such gloomy predictions. Long day for me outside, then on the phone since I got the good news. I am off to bed, too. I will finish pictures later.

paula eagleholic said...

Fantastic news, Deb!

Mom enjoyed the hopping john and crab puffs I brought her :):)

Teaser eagles, eh? :)

Happy Birthday Mr Mits!!

Jo, hope you feel better!

hedgie said...

Deb, what wonderful news about your uncle!! Still praying for him!
Paula, what is hopping john??

hedgie said...

Sissy, glad your ankle/foot is better....did they give you a cortisone shot??

paula eagleholic said...

Hedgie - Hopping John is a southern dish...my Mom is originally from Alabama. It is rice and black eyed peas. It has onions and garlic as the main spices...then you can also add ham hocks, bacon, or sausage. I added hot italian sausage and keilbasa to mine. Good luck for New Years!

paula eagleholic said...

And when you cook it in chicken broth, it tastes even better!

Costume Lady said...

Going to turn in a little early tonight. I had a great day...felt wonderful. Going to try once again to go to Florida, if all goes well. Probably next Wednesday.

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
SWEET DREAMS
PRAYERS FOR ALL OF US AND FRIENDS

Costume Lady said...

HOPPING JOHN, sounds tasty, Paula. Gonna put that on my "To Try" list.

paula eagleholic said...

It is Wanda. A meal in itself!

Glad you have made further plans to go to Florida!

hedgie said...

Sorry I conked out last night without saying bye! Up early to go for monthly retiree breakfast gathering, and then to hospital to help my friend again. Hoping Jo is feeling better today.
Paula, it sounds delish! Bet Red knows that recipe.
Wanda, glad your trip is back on!! If it doesn't warm up, you may have some stowaways...LOL!
Have a good day, folks...hope our eagles bless you with many visits!

Red said...

Good morning everyone.

Hedgie I have sent you another email about your sound problem.

Red said...

I didn't have Hopping John yesterday Paula but did have the blackeyed pea and sausage soup.

glo said...

Good morning everyone. I am back from coffee and dog treats and out of here bright and early. Got some fun plans for today I hope. make it a beautiful one.

Deb I am thrilled to read the news of your uncle.

Hoping we hear from MeMa Jo soon and that she too is feeling better.

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!---- GOOD way to start the NEW YEAR DEB!---The prayers for a miracle seems to be working!!---Wonderful way to start the new year!!----One thing I noticed yesterday---The EAGLE MOMSTERS ARE GREAT COOKS!---LIFE IS GOOD!----GREAT FRIENDSHIPS---certainly add to the JOY we feel when we-kiss a child----hug a pet---and dance in the snow!!---Now we need to get MOVIN'JIM to hug a tree---ho!---ahhh---ENJOY 2009!----Thanks STEVEN!! ---for remembering that 'LIVE is GOOD' TOO!!

normabyrd said...

WANDA!---You will probably have STOWAWAYS!!----many--many--many stowaways!---ho!---This weather is a wee bit cool!!

paula eagleholic said...

Good Morning Eagleland!

wvgal_dana said...

Good Morning Everyone....doesn't look like we have had a visit this morning yet.

Praying still for Deb's Uncle and what wonderful news to bring the New Year IN !!

Hope those that are not feeling well; like Mema Jo, Sissy and others. Start feeling well.

Sounds like Wanda might be well enough. To start cruising around the country.

paula eagleholic said...

Norma - do you have any snow to dance in? :)

wvgal_dana said...

Good morning Paula.. So glad Mother is better ( :

You trying new pics to huh?

normabyrd said...

YEAH PAULA!!---In my lawn---one could say he/she danced in the snow!---ho!----So happy your MOM is improving!!---I didn't know you were such a good cook!!---COOL!---

normabyrd said...

DEB!---GOGGLED LOON!!---Also think your pic is good too!---Wonderful that you all got to see the LOON!--Anxious to see your other pics!!

normabyrd said...

PAULA!---What kind of LOON did we watch hatch on the blog?----

deb said...

EAGLE!

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

EAGLE!! With a stick.

deb said...

Good morning, everyone. Haven't read blog yet, had to let you know we have company!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' DANA!!!---Did you all watch the ROSE BOWL GAME!!---WOW! & DOUBLE WOW!---Those kids can play ball!!!----

paula eagleholic said...

Thanks, Deb and Sissy!

paula eagleholic said...

Love it when they shake like that!

paula eagleholic said...

Yup, Dana, holidays are over!

Norma - I don't know what kind of loon it was

paula eagleholic said...

Getting ready to leave, there we go!

deb said...

And gone. Glad I got to see the visit!

deb said...

Most of the loons in MN are Common Loons, so I would guess that is what we were watching.

wvgal_dana said...

Yes Norma I did watch the rose parade. I like it when they tell what the floats are made from. It is awesome. They said right after this parade they start working on next years. WOW ! Of course hubby's team didn't win.

paula eagleholic said...

Nice pics, Deb. Hadn't had a chance to look at them. Love the eagles, ice and cedar waxwings.

normabyrd said...

The EAGLES always steal the show!!

normabyrd said...

My team did DANA!!

floralgirl said...

Hello all:) eagle at BWO

wvgal_dana said...
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deb said...

All caught up on blog, Happy Birthday, Mr Mits!
Jo, Hope you are feeling better. Paula, glad everything is going well with your mom!

wvgal_dana said...
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wvgal_dana said...

Well Norma can't seem to get it to direct us to the page sorry.

wvgal_dana said...

I'm pretty sure the Loon was in Minnesota.

deb said...

Here you go Dana

Loon Pictures

Not sure if those are the ones you were trying to post or not, but they are from the loon page we watched.

wvgal_dana said...

Ok NORMA just for YOU .. one last try:


Loon We Watch Hatch Babiesn

Picture of loon is 9th down on left side of page or you can just keep watching the
picture at top of page change. It will show the loon carrying the babies on its back.

Mits said...

GOOD FRIDAY A.M. EVERYONE...

wvgal_dana said...

WELL IT WORKED SINCE I MIS-SPELT BABIES n on the end lol

Costume Lady said...

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE...
I really slept in this morning...til 9 o'clock! Haven't slept that late since I was a teenager.:) No visitora yet, I see.

Mits said...

2 moose on moose cam

paula eagleholic said...

Anyone else lose the cam page for our nest?

Mits said...

Beautiful dawn, breaking at LW

wvgal_dana said...

WANDA CHECK COMMENT 9:28AM THIS MORNING WE HAVE A VISITOR.

wvgal_dana said...

No Paula my live feed is ok still running fine.

Mits said...

no NCTC here, Paula

paula eagleholic said...

Thanks, Dana. I lost the whole page... won't come up.

paula eagleholic said...

OK Dana - you are the lookout then.

Mits said...

this happens sometimes, Paula, I can't get onto any FWS sites now

wvgal_dana said...

Hee hee Deb I was just looking back on comments. Thank you for posting that is the one. I'll let mine be too. I've deleted enough lol

paula eagleholic said...

Probably be back soon...

paula eagleholic said...

the webpage, I mean

deb said...

I lost the still cam, have a picture on the live cam, but can't tell if it is updating. All I have for sound is static.

floralgirl said...

I still have mine up, but I can't open it on another page when I try-the sound is having issues- and I can't tell if it's still running, cause nothing is moving..
oh great, propane delivery truck is here- that means big $$$$$$$$.. guess the noise will wake the sleeping kid up..

movin said...



** GOOD MORNING **

** TO YOU ALL **



C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

paula eagleholic said...

Tesoro Nest ...

Birdie Update

movin said...

Yes, I couldn't open NCTC through beakspeak.com this morning either.

I used a backup link from last year, which skipped directly to the front page of the blog.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

deb said...

Still cam is back up for me.

paula eagleholic said...

My cam is back on...

Mits said...

Birdie gets around:)

paula eagleholic said...

2 Osprey at CC

Mits said...

yeppers here too;)

paula eagleholic said...

The osprey are moving the junk in their nest around :)

normabyrd said...

Thanks DANA!---yeah DEB---We watched the LOON from Minnesota---(state bird)---but to my eye they looked alike----until you compare them!---AREN'T they just too beautiful!!----Had you seen the YELLOW BILL before??

wvgal_dana said...

Mits my SIL loved watching the elephants at DC Zoo. Can you tell us what is going on there with the cam?

Mits said...

they are building a brand new state of the are elephant exhibit, so no cams while construction is going on, should be done sometime in 2011

normabyrd said...

DEB!---Yesterday---I saw the DIVERS!---UP CLOSE TO WINDOW---WITH NOTES---1 KID laid his head down sideways!!----Then the came back later!!---so cool!!

normabyrd said...

DANA---Meant to stick your name on the DIVER note!---ho!

deb said...

No, I had never seen one, Norma, they are very rare here. Suzanne sent me an article she found that said there are only 16,500 worldwide.

deb said...

It is fun to see the divers, especially when they get up close.

Here is the article Suzanne sent me:

Yellow-billed Loon

deb said...

Have to feed the birds and fill up the bird baths. They sure go through a lot of water.

normabyrd said...

Thanks DEB!---computer acting crazy----I couldn't read SUZ'S article----Will go over & get it from SUZANNE!!

floralgirl said...

Norma, it's not your computer, that link doesn't work for me either.

Red said...

Yellow Billed Loon link worked fine for me.

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