Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Tuesday

Apologies for my neglect on this site. 

I'm thinking that it might be time to conclude this blog, as I started it before the social media revolution, something that has overwhelmed platforms like Blogger.

With great respect to all of you, it just isn't the same without Jo on the blog, I may have done the posts, but Jo was the leader. 

Let me know your thoughts, you can email me at steve_chase@fws.gov.


46 comments:

JudyE said...

Thanks for the new thread. STEVE

I will post something on FB. Seems that is where everyone has gone to the ones that weren't on FB no longer check in.

Just sad to see

grannyblt said...

Very sad to see.

Sandi said...

Thanks Steve for the new thread and thanks Judy for the call over.

I sadly concur that the blog is just not the same without our fearless leader, Jo.

Janet Neely said...

sadly it seems to be so. thank you Steve for the wonderful opportunity here to learn about eagles......and to meet some absolutely wonderful people. blessed be.

Lolly said...

This is so sad, but yes....not the same without Jo.

There are so many, many memories on this blog. It has given me so much joy with the best group of friends.

I ❤️Us!

stronghunter said...

Thanks for all you have done over the years, Steve. We all appreciate you. I check in from time to time on the Facebook conversations, and I agree. Social media has overcome the blog.

God bless Jo. We do miss her.

Hoda said...

Thank you Steve.
You have done an awesome job with this blog.
We are grateful.
Sad but also realistic to let it go.
Respect and appreciation to you Steve.
I agree with Lolly we need to stay in touch as a group.

Hoda said...

Checking box one last time so I would know when blog is done.
Is it going to be deleted?

NCSuzan said...

Thank you Steve for caring about us over the years. What will we do without you?

Thank you to everyone here and those that were here before us. I've mostly been a lurker but this blog has meant a lot to me and friendshps have been made that will last.

Sad.

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

My tears won't stop. So much loss, so much sadness, so hard to let go of what we have held so dear. I don't even have the words to describe how this makes me feel but I do understand the need to move on. 11 years has been a good long run. We came for the eagles but stayed for the friendships we have made.

Thank you Steve for all you have done for us Eaglet Momsters. You have always treated us crazy-for-eagles peeps with great respect and tolerance.

I WILL ALWAYS LOVE US!!!

Sandi said...

Since I'm not sure how long Steve will keep the blog active, I wanted to post one last time and share some thoughts.

First, thank you Steve for providing this "virtual haven." Since joining in 2011, having been a lurker for about a year prior, this blog has been a source of such comfort for me. You made that possible and I am grateful to you for continuing the blog as long as you have.

Like everyone, I originally came to chat and ask questions about the 2 beautiful eagles residing at the NCTC nest. But like everyone, I stayed for the friendships I made over time. The people on this blog are my dear friends, whether or not we have ever met. You have celebrated with me in joyful times, like the birth of my granddaughter, and have comforted my sadness, like when I lost my mom. I have shared many laughs and many tears with the folks here.

I have posted less as more and more of my friends here have become Facebook friends. But when Jo died, it became sad for me to post. Every time I visited, I was reminded of the void left by her passing. If our two chicks had survived this nesting season, I suspect the blog would have survived a little longer as well. But with them gone too...

Change is the only constant in life. Sometimes we face changes eagerly but many times we fear or dread them. What has changed on the blog - for several reasons - is the frequency of the posts. But what hasn't changed is the feelings that I have for the friends I have come to know and love here.

Have a greyt day all.

Eagle-Eyed's Sissy said...

I knew this time would come but it sure is heartbreaking. Like Sandi said, thank you Steve for providing this forum for us. I have met some of the dearest friends of my life on this blog. Mema Jo was the glue for sure for this blog. Most of us are on Facebook now and hopefully are friends for life. We have celebrated and mourned so much on here. I am so very grateful for the eagles that brought us together and keep us together. I still have hopes of us meeting at the nest some day soon. Much love to all. Tears are flowing here. God bless us all and as my Sis says, I love us!!

DanaMo said...

This is brought tears to my eyes, my kindergarteners are going to wonder why I am crying. I agree, Jo was the glue that kept this group together on the blog. I really miss her presence as everyone does.I miss Gene, Lynn, Jo, and Kay (do we know how she is?).
Sandi has said it very well and I too agree that maybe if our chicks had survived we maybe would have kept the blog up a little longer.
I miss looking forward to the gatherings we had. I think I only went 2-3 times, but they are memories I will cherish forever. Our visit to the nest, lunch at NCTC in that beautiful lodge like building. Meeting JudyE when she traveled up from Florida, being on the campus with everyone! There are so many good memories. Even visiting Kay in OH.I'm so glad that I found the cam and all of you back when I joined, which I think was in 2011 when Sandi came on.
I'm glad we have Facebook, but it just isn't the same as all the good times and hard times we have all shared here on the blog.
I hope we can all stay in touch...Love to all the Momsters and dadsters.

DanaMo said...

I also want to give a big shout out to Steve who has published this blog for us for so many years.
The times he arranged for us to visit the campus and allow us past the guard gate to see our beloved eagles.

Thanks so much STEVE!!!!

Lolly said...

So many good posts. Sandi made a great post. I, too, lurked at first, then approached posting with caution with a question. Which, of course, Jo answered!❤️

Just remember, dear friends, this is NOT good bye!!! It is just change! We are still close, still share things, still have our friendships! We can still watch the nest and hope for next year! Also, we can occasionally get together. I loved seeing Wanda, her daughters, Paula, Margy and Megan last Fall. We laughed like teenagers, so thrilled to be together.

Thank you, Steve, for all that you have done for us. Know that we are still "lurking" at the cam, though not so much right now with an empty nest. We will be watching next season and communicating in another form.

I ❤️ Us!

Lolly said...

The MOMSTERS are NOT going away!!!

stronghunter said...

Hoda has asked a good question. Will the blog and all of the posts be deleted, or can we save it in some way? It would be nice to be able to go back and read the posts at some time in the future.

Steve Chase said...

Thanks for your thoughts and comments. I never intended to delete it, just suspend posts. You will be able to continue to access it.

Steve Chase said...

I would be happy to add some of you as administrators to the blog if you want to post, that might keep things going. If you are interested, I'll add the first several folks who email me at steve_chase at fws.gov

AZ Patti said...

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AZ Patti said...

Sandi, I couldn't have said it better myself! I also began as a lurker and once I got the courage to post, Jo just folded me in like I'd always been here. I don't post as much as some, but I've always felt welcome here. Such camaraderie on this site. I love us!

magpie said...

Steve , First of All, Thank You for All you have done for us over these many Wonderful Eagle Watching Years.....you have enabled so many of us to experience the Wonder and Joy of the NCTC Eagles, and the Friendships we have made as well, both in person with our Nest Visits and Dinners, and on this blog, "Internationally."
And grateful thanks to our Paula and Jo, who worked with you, Steve, to put us all together !

I don't have the facebook activity, and I have "dropped off the grid" over the past few years, just "Life" and "Activities of Daily Living," but this is a rich part of my life, here on this ol' blog. And I am geographically close to some of the folks hereabouts, so I am fortunate in that regard, that I can still "see them in person."

With a Grateful Heart ♥, I thank each and every one of you....
I understand the changes to come, maybe someday things will revert to the "old times" here, but in the meantime:

always, Your Magpie....in Love and Friendship, and

God Bless this Nest, and
God Bless Us, Every One xoxox ☺♥

JudyE said...

MARGY hellooooo
You are missed as well as. KAY, and JUDIE hope they are doing well.
I still look daily at the blog when I check FB I am one that doesn't want to let go I guess

I want to thank STEVE​ for all the years providing us this media


carolinabeachmom said...

MARGY I see that you are next to the last to check in. You have very nicely said how I feel but have had a hard time putting it on here. I just hate to see this end.

JUDYE I hope you will still continue to post pics you capture of our nest when you can.

A special thanks to STEVE, PAULA, and JO for all they have done so that we enjoyed our togetherness with this nest for so long. I, for one will still be watching our nest and Jo will be guarding it from Heaven for us. Margy, hopefully we can all get together again sometime in the future.

It has been a blessing for me to have been able to share this Eagle experience with each and every one on this blog; old, new and lurkers. AS Margy said,"God bless our NCTC nest." May Shep and Belle return to start nestorations again and hopefully have a healthy hatch next year. Fly high Belle and Shep and return to NCTC. I, for one, will be watching for your return.

Love and peaceful times to you all.




JudyE said...

Old habits hard to break! Yes. I will continue to do pictures I know some people think I over do and some don't care but I will continue on the em monster FB page.
I hadn't done Yahoo since I went over and saw a album created with no pictures in it maybe one day I will go there but till then they are on FB

JudyE said...
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JudyE said...

My delete I ask a question but got my answer LOL

grannyblt said...

Good morning to all. I check the nest every day but haven't caught our pair in residence for several days. I guess they just come to claim their territory.
Next week my birding friend and I are going to the birding area in NW Ohio where The Biggest Week in American Birding is now taking place. We've been during the biggest week a few times in the past, but she wants to avoid the crowds and the weather may be better. We are sure to see many varieties of birds. In past years we've seen over 40 different species. We always see plenty of warblers and shorebirds, along with some eagles and osprey. Age and infirmities will make this a different trip than in the past, but I think we'll enjoy it nonetheless. If I get any good pictures, I'll post on Facebook. I don't put too many personal things there, one reason I'll miss this forum.
Hoping everyone is healthy and happy.

NatureNut said...

Happy Mother's Day! Have written Huge messages twice & Blogger ate them--BOO
Love to all

Lolly said...

Hi all! Just took a peek at the nest, no eagles!

All is well here! Have had to turn on the AC a couple of times but it is not on permanently for the summer. That is Good! Garden is looking great. Waiting for Caladium bulbs to emerge.

I ❤️ Us! Hugs!

Hoda said...

We'll Miss Lolly!
Snowing in the Valley here!

JudyE said...

Snow brrr. We are 90 today


Hey are you all with the eagle cam page. She or he swears we have OWL in our nest baby owlets under the grasses they are posting pics

Hoda said...

I check the cam several times a day. I see video when it is posted be Deb or Terry.
No owls. Our Eagles were in Sunday.
Did not see anyone yesterday.
No one in nest today.
Belle would not allow it.

JudyE said...

I also agree no owl. I have the cam up all the time and till I hit the sack about 1am and no owls. I think it's just shadows and cam pixels when you zoom in I looked at her pix I see eyes just imagination
And what do they do uncover and cover themselves up under the flugg. Lol. I think not!!!

Hoda said...

I agree with you JudyE.
We can trust what we see and know about the NCTC nest.
We do not need to engage.
No eggs, no incubation, no owlettes rither.
Jealous of your weather.

carolinabeachmom said...

Great to see JudyE and Hoda on here.I still check in here from time to time to see if it is closed yet. Just won'd be the same. Owls? I don't think so. You all have a wonderful day!

JudyE said...
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JudyE said...

Owls.
I got a private email message on fb from Debi C. last nite but no explanation just pix of nest last nite.
I just said I see nothing​
Odd that she emailed me.

Eagle cam posted same pic no words with it

No no owls. Just night cam pixels and a good imagination they have

I was gonna say she should mention something to Steve if she is concerned but letting it go

Hoda said...

Belle and Shep were in last night.
Good on you for letting it go.
What site are you seeing this on Judy?

JudyE said...

HODA EAGLE CAM page. Debi C.

Hoda said...

I only see five entries at a time. Can not seem to be able to scroll down.
With regular appearances by Belle and Shep we would have seen major drama had the owls laid their eggs there! Let alone incubate and then hatch!
It did not happen.
Thank you Judy

JudyE said...

HODA I sent you three picture in FB messenger. You may have to check other mail since we aren't friends any longer in fb

Hoda said...

Judy I got your messages on messenger. Did you get my answer?
Good Morning all.

JudyE said...

HODA Yep just saw this am
Got involved with the awards show didn't get back in fb till this am
And then lots of Rock painting.lol. It is addictive! Jordyn and I hide later


So glad the pic came through

carolinabeachmom said...

Good Wednesday morning to HODA and JUDYE. See you two are still hanging in there. Hasn't Deb C started a blog of her own? I am not sure tho. Wishing you both a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Lolly said...

Just took a peek at the nest. Saw nothing except nest! Lol

Doing annual patio clean! Beautiful day here. Presently 71. Saw 55 last night! Highly unusual to be that cool in late May. Loving it!

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