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Title: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on January 01, 2019, 02:23:47 AM
A very warm hearth felt Happy New Year goes out to all of you Eagle lovers.  Times Square drookit this year.

N2B is looking mighty correct this eve.

Thank you Mom Decorah.



 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 01, 2019, 04:12:53 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2019, 05:45:37 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 01, 2019, 06:48:03 AM
Starting off the day and 2019 with the best group to be with.  Wishes to all for the best!

ENJOY, Puff
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 01, 2019, 08:15:57 AM
Hello January!  I am blessed to have you all!  Thank you for all the fun updates yesterday...  I missed most of the day.  Appreciate the updates.  Take care my friends!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 01, 2019, 09:28:18 AM
 8)  Happy New Year, everyone.  And Happy New Year to Mom and UME-2.  May it be a happy and healthy one for all. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 01, 2019, 09:29:50 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 01, 2019, 09:36:47 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2019, 09:37:53 AM
Happy New Year, er

Mom
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UME2 and his prey

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 01, 2019, 09:38:32 AM
 :)  He sure is handsome, MpMom.  Took this right before the take off. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 01, 2019, 09:40:03 AM
LisaG, your screen captures are so amazing!  Have a wonderful eagle and people day!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2019, 09:42:16 AM
LisaG, your screen captures are so amazing!  Have a wonderful eagle and people day!

Thank you, er  :)  The cam operators make it happen!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 01, 2019, 09:54:54 AM
squirrel schnitzel?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2019, 09:59:30 AM
squirrel schnitzel?

LOL, whatever it is, its flat.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 01, 2019, 10:00:22 AM
Decorah Eagles 1-1-19, 9:15 am Mom maple to nest, UME2 brings prey
https://youtu.be/miZ3l6UI-HA via tulsa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2019, 10:25:33 AM
Mom on top of UME2  :o

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 01, 2019, 10:29:43 AM
 :)  LisaG, I missed that while afk.  I have seen Harriet do that in SWFL with M15 in his first year -- a little lesson perhaps.  It worked at SWFL  ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on January 01, 2019, 10:38:30 AM
lol oh my mom! Happy New Year everybirdy!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on January 01, 2019, 10:38:46 AM
LOLOLOL! Whatever works and we see eaglets!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 01, 2019, 10:40:28 AM
:)  LisaG, I missed that while afk.  I have seen Harriet do that in SWFL with M15 in his first year -- a little lesson perhaps.  It worked at SWFL  ;D

Mom used to do it with Dad too.  I remember seeing it last year.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 01, 2019, 10:41:50 AM
Well now... 8) 8) 8)
Decorah Eagles Oh My Mom Gets Frisky lol 1/1/19
https://youtu.be/DJ8tM3uYhp4 via eaglewhisperer18


Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 01, 2019, 10:59:24 AM
Well now... 8) 8) 8)
Decorah Eagles Oh My Mom Gets Frisky lol 1/1/19
https://youtu.be/DJ8tM3uYhp4 via eaglewhisperer18

Lori, thank you for posting eaglewhisperer18's video.  Love our Mom.   :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2019, 11:24:39 AM
:)  LisaG, I missed that while afk.  I have seen Harriet do that in SWFL with M15 in his first year -- a little lesson perhaps.  It worked at SWFL  ;D

Mom used to do it with Dad too.  I remember seeing it last year.

Thanks, Ginger.  I've never seen that before, didn't know if that was normal or not.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2019, 11:25:16 AM
Well now... 8) 8) 8)
Decorah Eagles Oh My Mom Gets Frisky lol 1/1/19
https://youtu.be/DJ8tM3uYhp4 via eaglewhisperer18

Thanks for the video, Lori  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 01, 2019, 11:34:32 AM
:)  LisaG, I missed that while afk.  I have seen Harriet do that in SWFL with M15 in his first year -- a little lesson perhaps.  It worked at SWFL  ;D

Mom used to do it with Dad too.  I remember seeing it last year.

Thanks, Ginger.  I've never seen that before, didn't know if that was normal or not.  ;D

Sherri Elliott made this comment about it on the Explore site:

"It was a dominance display and she is letting him know that she is reaffirming her commitment to him and is receptive. All the classic behaviors observed: taking the initiative, stroking his side before mounting him and footing his back, vocalizing, and a follow up couple of nice beak strokes to his head. :)"
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2019, 11:39:14 AM
:)  LisaG, I missed that while afk.  I have seen Harriet do that in SWFL with M15 in his first year -- a little lesson perhaps.  It worked at SWFL  ;D

Mom used to do it with Dad too.  I remember seeing it last year.

Thanks, Ginger.  I've never seen that before, didn't know if that was normal or not.  ;D

Sherri Elliott made this comment about it on the Explore site:

"It was a dominance display and she is letting him know that she is reaffirming her commitment to him and is receptive. All the classic behaviors observed: taking the initiative, stroking his side before mounting him and footing his back, vocalizing, and a follow up couple of nice beak strokes to his head. :)"

Very interesting! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: buzbee on January 01, 2019, 11:53:14 AM
:)  LisaG, I missed that while afk.  I have seen Harriet do that in SWFL with M15 in his first year -- a little lesson perhaps.  It worked at SWFL  ;D

Mom used to do it with Dad too.  I remember seeing it last year.

Thanks, Ginger.  I've never seen that before, didn't know if that was normal or not.  ;D

Sherri Elliott made this comment about it on the Explore site:

"It was a dominance display and she is letting him know that she is reaffirming her commitment to him and is receptive. All the classic behaviors observed: taking the initiative, stroking his side before mounting him and footing his back, vocalizing, and a follow up couple of nice beak strokes to his head. :)"

Very interesting!

LOL Mom says "See. There. That's how it's done!"  Thank you to all of you for your great pics and videos!  His stance reminded me of when the eaglets would beak another, the one being beaked would take that same submissive posture. Interesting.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2019, 12:06:58 PM

LOL Mom says "See. There. That's how it's done!" 

buzbee - that was my first thought, until Ginger explained it.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on January 01, 2019, 12:07:55 PM
Did not know that about Dad - never saw it!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 01, 2019, 04:01:33 PM
As I look into my wayback machine, I see this in UME-2's future. ;)

Mom Gets Frisky With Dad (at 2:10) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCfWCj1ZbNE

See above video.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 01, 2019, 04:03:05 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 01, 2019, 04:03:50 PM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2019, 04:19:09 PM
As I look into my wayback machine, I see this in UME-2's future. ;)

Mom Gets Frisky With Dad (at 2:10) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCfWCj1ZbNE

See above video.

Thank you for that video, T40.  Nice shot of the helo or drone in the pic!

MpMom, I love seeing them together on the maple too. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 01, 2019, 05:46:37 PM
Beautiful Mom on New Years Day.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2019, 06:00:42 PM
Beautiful Mom on New Years Day.

Nice pic  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 01, 2019, 07:11:33 PM
Beautiful Mom on New Years Day.

Gorgeous Mom!  I saw this earlier too!  Sneak peak.  Love her!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 02, 2019, 08:40:06 AM
 :)  I haven't seen any eagles yet this morning but may have missed them.  The retention pond view up close is pretty cool.  A cold and beautiful day in Decorah.  Thanks to RRP and its supporters for all these wonderful views.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 02, 2019, 08:55:36 AM
One of them just got there, er.  Beautiful pics of the nest.  I love the way it looks when it has snow all over it. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 02, 2019, 08:57:52 AM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 02, 2019, 09:12:40 AM
Haven't been in forum since Monday, and all I can say is WOW!! Amazing screen shots from everyone!  Had to 'borrow' some of them for my file. :)

I had never seen Mom do that with Dad either! But hey, whatever it takes, right? ;)

Hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year's holiday.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 02, 2019, 09:32:37 AM
Hi NW, and Happy New Year!  That was something to see.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 02, 2019, 10:27:40 AM
A little yellow gold delivery from UME-2... LOVE that guy!

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7904/32698517448_be00a5fdc4.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RPss3d)2019-01-02 (4) (https://flic.kr/p/RPss3d) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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Decorah Eagles 8 56AM Nest testing by UME 2 01 02 2019
https://youtu.be/GpEk_192zAc via Blossem Holland
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 02, 2019, 12:58:23 PM
 :D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 02, 2019, 01:11:46 PM
:D

Cute!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 02, 2019, 01:13:21 PM
A little yellow gold delivery from UME-2... LOVE that guy!

I know!  Isn't he terrific?!  And now that Mom showed him what goes where, so to speak, he'll be darn near perfect!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: julie on January 02, 2019, 01:18:26 PM
Hope I have not missed to much, had famikly funerl and then the crud.  Also not receiving the daily post notifications in my email so lost track of when to tume in  oh well   HAPPY BELATED NEW YEAR EVERYONE.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 02, 2019, 01:26:16 PM
Hope I have not missed to much, had famikly funerl and then the crud.  Also not receiving the daily post notifications in my email so lost track of when to tume in  oh well   HAPPY BELATED NEW YEAR EVERYONE.

Sounds like your holidays have been a little rough, Julie.  Hope 2019 starts out much better for you, and Happy New Year to you also!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 02, 2019, 01:27:32 PM
 :)  T40, cute picture of Red making snow angels (horses?  lol).

I remember a day a few years ago with both Colonel and Red doing that.  Colonel seemed to love rolling in the snow.  I miss seeing that beautiful old horse -- hope he is happy at his new home.  Funny how we grow attached to the horses too.  Good thing we don't get attached to the fish :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 02, 2019, 01:34:14 PM
:D

Cute pic, T40.  I missed that.  Thanks for posting.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on January 02, 2019, 03:51:03 PM
UME-2 seems anxious for a family!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PinkEagle on January 03, 2019, 07:52:31 AM
Good Morning and Happy New Year!

Just saw. A squirrel on N2B then it quickly fled as UME2 came in. Actually I think its Mom!..


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 03, 2019, 08:08:58 AM
Good Morning and Happy New Year!

Just saw. A squirrel on N2B then it quickly fled as UME2 came in. Actually I think its Mom!..


Great pics pink!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 03, 2019, 08:30:20 AM
Julie, my prayers go out to you & your family :-*

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2019, 08:33:41 AM
Not quite sure what this is that Mom brought to the nest  :-\

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2019, 08:34:25 AM
Good Morning and Happy New Year!

Just saw. A squirrel on N2B then it quickly fled as UME2 came in. Actually I think its Mom!..


Great pics, Pink!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 03, 2019, 09:03:27 AM
When Mom turns her head around like that, it makes MY neck hurt! LOL

Beautiful day in Decorah - nice to see the sun shining.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2019, 09:04:53 AM
Nice pic, NW 

I wish we would get some sunshine here. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: smileawhile on January 03, 2019, 09:17:24 AM
GM all. Activity on nest. Want to do a flash chat? Please jon us
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 03, 2019, 09:18:17 AM
Not quite sure what this is that Mom brought to the nest  :-\


Looks like one of Mom's rootball specials!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2019, 09:28:50 AM
Not quite sure what this is that Mom brought to the nest  :-\


Looks like one of Mom's rootball specials!  ;D

Thanks, T40...wasn't sure what that was
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 03, 2019, 09:33:06 AM
 ;) saw this earlier--had a class so couldn't take too many

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Sasafrass452 on January 03, 2019, 10:55:30 AM
Sunshine? What's that? Ohh, I know! You mean that strange light in the sky that appears on rare occasions? ;D

Nice pic, NW 

I wish we would get some sunshine here.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2019, 11:56:05 AM
Sunshine? What's that? Ohh, I know! You mean that strange light in the sky that appears on rare occasions? ;D

Nice pic, NW 

I wish we would get some sunshine here.

 ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 03, 2019, 12:06:06 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4917/45673822025_183958a64c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cA3h36)2019-01-03 (2) (https://flic.kr/p/2cA3h36) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Decorah Eagles- Mom Breaks Stick Off Tree In Flight
https://youtu.be/fgTXkT__nHU via lifemedia
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 03, 2019, 03:40:59 PM
 :o

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2019, 03:59:06 PM
Great pics, MpMom!  I see that intruders shadow on the skywalk on the tree behind UME2.  I tried to catch a pic, but was too slow.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: dskyyksd on January 03, 2019, 04:01:54 PM
The more drama that I see unfolding at the Northeast Florida nest, the more I wonder about what happened to Dad and the more grateful I am for the first Decorah Male.  I don't believe he did anything to hurt Dad.  He doesn't seem to be much of a fighter and I think Dad could have handled him easily even if he had tried to fight with him.  But he teamed up with Mom to help keep the other intruders from driving her out and killing Dad's last eaglets.  He never went to the nest, even after the D's were gone.  He seemed to have no other interest besides helping Mom keep her home.  Then when his job was done, he left.  DM will always be a part of Decorah for me.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 03, 2019, 04:02:17 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 03, 2019, 04:07:42 PM
 ;) I was to slow also Lisa, I do think it was mom. She loves to eat ;D ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 03, 2019, 04:10:38 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2019, 04:13:09 PM
;)

Awesome pic, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 03, 2019, 04:15:53 PM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 03, 2019, 04:32:32 PM
Beautiful scene on the nest at the moment.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 03, 2019, 04:39:59 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on January 03, 2019, 04:42:10 PM
The more drama that I see unfolding at the Northeast Florida nest, the more I wonder about what happened to Dad and the more grateful I am for the first Decorah Male.  I don't believe he did anything to hurt Dad.  He doesn't seem to be much of a fighter and I think Dad could have handled him easily even if he had tried to fight with him.  But he teamed up with Mom to help keep the other intruders from driving her out and killing Dad's last eaglets.  He never went to the nest, even after the D's were gone.  He seemed to have no other interest besides helping Mom keep her home.  Then when his job was done, he left.  DM will always be a part of Decorah for me.

Almost a little eerie how he came and went! Like Mom's guardian angel!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2019, 05:01:42 PM
Great pics T40 and Matisse!  That sunset is beautiful.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: buzbee on January 03, 2019, 05:19:38 PM
Just got home and rewound to when UME2 came in with the fish. is it just me or does his vocals sound a bit off? i know he has a high pitched call, but it seems to be different today--well maybe it's just a different type of call. But hid mouth was open like he was screeching and nothing was coming out.  Just a dumb observation i had. ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2019, 05:56:44 PM
Just got home and rewound to when UME2 came in with the fish. is it just me or does his vocals sound a bit off? i know he has a high pitched call, but it seems to be different today--well maybe it's just a different type of call. But hid mouth was open like he was screeching and nothing was coming out.  Just a dumb observation i had. ::)

Buzbee, I went back and watched it on rewind, as well.  His vocals did sound different today, and I thought maybe that was due to an intruder on the Skywalk.  At first I thought it was mom he was fussing at, but if you listen, you can hear her in the distance while he is vocalizing at the intruder and then something, which I think is Mom chases the intruder off. 

I could be totally off on this, but that is what I got out of it.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 03, 2019, 06:00:19 PM
buz - I was trying every way I knew to turn the sound up, too, when I first saw UME-2 with his beak open. He kinda squeaked so I thought he was trying to squawk at a really high pitch and nothing was coming out. Maybe that's just how he whines (Mom was probably glaring at him from the skywalk at the time). All part of getting to know him up close. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PinkEagle on January 03, 2019, 06:36:38 PM
Good Morning and Happy New Year!

Just saw. A squirrel on N2B then it quickly fled as UME2 came in. Actually I think its Mom!..


Great pics pink!!!

Thanks GF!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PinkEagle on January 03, 2019, 06:37:31 PM
Good Morning and Happy New Year!

Just saw. A squirrel on N2B then it quickly fled as UME2 came in. Actually I think its Mom!..


Great pics, Pink!

Thanks Lisa :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PinkEagle on January 03, 2019, 06:41:06 PM
The more drama that I see unfolding at the Northeast Florida nest, the more I wonder about what happened to Dad and the more grateful I am for the first Decorah Male.  I don't believe he did anything to hurt Dad.  He doesn't seem to be much of a fighter and I think Dad could have handled him easily even if he had tried to fight with him.  But he teamed up with Mom to help keep the other intruders from driving her out and killing Dad's last eaglets.  He never went to the nest, even after the D's were gone.  He seemed to have no other interest besides helping Mom keep her home.  Then when his job was done, he left.  DM will always be a part of Decorah for me.

DSK, well said! I agree, although I know he was a wrong fit for Mom, he sure helped her in the most crucial moments  DM always will be remembered  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 03, 2019, 06:45:47 PM
The more drama that I see unfolding at the Northeast Florida nest, the more I wonder about what happened to Dad and the more grateful I am for the first Decorah Male.  I don't believe he did anything to hurt Dad.  He doesn't seem to be much of a fighter and I think Dad could have handled him easily even if he had tried to fight with him.  But he teamed up with Mom to help keep the other intruders from driving her out and killing Dad's last eaglets.  He never went to the nest, even after the D's were gone.  He seemed to have no other interest besides helping Mom keep her home.  Then when his job was done, he left.  DM will always be a part of Decorah for me.

DM will always be in my heart.  He is an angel and a true hero. He will never be forgotten.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 03, 2019, 07:26:57 PM
DM was definitely an asset to Mom and the eaglets.  I think it's quite possible he didn't leave voluntarily.  Another male could have chased him away.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 04, 2019, 07:39:27 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 04, 2019, 07:50:42 AM
Morning- MpMom  :)

Morning nest pics

UME2
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Someone flying by UME2?
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Intruder alert!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 04, 2019, 09:14:06 AM
The more drama that I see unfolding at the Northeast Florida nest, the more I wonder about what happened to Dad and the more grateful I am for the first Decorah Male.  I don't believe he did anything to hurt Dad.  He doesn't seem to be much of a fighter and I think Dad could have handled him easily even if he had tried to fight with him.  But he teamed up with Mom to help keep the other intruders from driving her out and killing Dad's last eaglets.  He never went to the nest, even after the D's were gone.  He seemed to have no other interest besides helping Mom keep her home.  Then when his job was done, he left.  DM will always be a part of Decorah for me.

Beautifully put, dskyyksd!  We're all so happy to see Mom with UME2 now that we tend to forget who helped her get to this point.  If there is such a thing as an altruistic eagle, DM certainly was one.  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 04, 2019, 09:15:22 AM
;)

Great pic and caption T40!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 04, 2019, 09:19:58 AM
;)

Matisse, that pic of them watching the sunset reminded me of one I took last year on Valentine's Day of Dad & Mom.  Bittersweet memory.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Arcadia on January 04, 2019, 11:55:48 AM
The more drama that I see unfolding at the Northeast Florida nest, the more I wonder about what happened to Dad and the more grateful I am for the first Decorah Male.  I don't believe he did anything to hurt Dad.  He doesn't seem to be much of a fighter and I think Dad could have handled him easily even if he had tried to fight with him.  But he teamed up with Mom to help keep the other intruders from driving her out and killing Dad's last eaglets.  He never went to the nest, even after the D's were gone.  He seemed to have no other interest besides helping Mom keep her home.  Then when his job was done, he left.  DM will always be a part of Decorah for me.
I feel the same way about the first DM. I feel kind of badly that the new DM may have chased him off. Guess we'll never know, but I hope he finds a good nest of his own.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 04, 2019, 12:16:29 PM
Some afternoon pics from the nest

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 04, 2019, 02:16:20 PM
Some afternoon pics from the nest

Looking at your pic of the retaining pond brought back good memories from the ATF last year.  My chair was positioned right in front of the pond, and I could watch Mom up on the Maple.  Hope you, Lori, TAB, and others who haven't been, are able to go this year.  I think you'd all have a blast and it's a whole different thing to see them up close and personal.  I hope to make it an annual trip.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on January 04, 2019, 02:24:26 PM
NW My wife and I will be making the trip sometime this year. Not sure if it will be ATF or not, but we'll definitely be making it up there to (fingers crossed) see Mom, UME2 and some babies flying around...LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 04, 2019, 02:34:29 PM
Thanks NW I want to meet you too!!!!  Great pics everyone.  Lisa those are keepers!
 Great job! You all rock!!!!


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4909/46552245472_12ddfc41ca.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dVEqHW)2019-01-04 (5) (https://flic.kr/p/2dVEqHW) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Decorah Eagles 1-4-19, 9:05 am Mom closeups, big stick, beakering
https://youtu.be/iXlH1ScjCgw via tulsa

Decorah Eagles 1-4-19, 8 am Stick delivery, nestorations
https://youtu.be/YWRcgU4kPdo via Tulsa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 04, 2019, 03:02:35 PM
Some afternoon pics from the nest

Looking at your pic of the retaining pond brought back good memories from the ATF last year.  My chair was positioned right in front of the pond, and I could watch Mom up on the Maple.  Hope you, Lori, TAB, and others who haven't been, are able to go this year.  I think you'd all have a blast and it's a whole different thing to see them up close and personal.  I hope to make it an annual trip.

I am trying to talk the hubby into taking me.  I would love to come meet everyone.   :)

Thank you, Lori  :)  You're pics are great too!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 04, 2019, 03:07:11 PM
NW My wife and I will be making the trip sometime this year. Not sure if it will be ATF or not, but we'll definitely be making it up there to (fingers crossed) see Mom, UME2 and some babies flying around...LOL

They usually fledge in June and are still in the vicinity when they have the ATF.  So depending on when you go, they may be flying around.  I would have loved to go in the spring, but wanted to meet everyone we chat with.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on January 04, 2019, 03:16:22 PM
NW My wife and I will be making the trip sometime this year. Not sure if it will be ATF or not, but we'll definitely be making it up there to (fingers crossed) see Mom, UME2 and some babies flying around...LOL

They usually fledge in June and are still in the vicinity when they have the ATF.  So depending on when you go, they may be flying around.  I would have loved to go in the spring, but wanted to meet everyone we chat with.

I think last year we had plans to go up the weekend before ATF, but something came up and we couldn't.  So I'm certainly looking forward to it this year. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 04, 2019, 03:16:41 PM
Some afternoon pics from the nest

Looking at your pic of the retaining pond brought back good memories from the ATF last year.  My chair was positioned right in front of the pond, and I could watch Mom up on the Maple.  Hope you, Lori, TAB, and others who haven't been, are able to go this year.  I think you'd all have a blast and it's a whole different thing to see them up close and personal.  I hope to make it an annual trip.

I am trying to talk the hubby into taking me.  I would love to come meet everyone.   :)

Thank you, Lori  :)  You're pics are great too!

My after (school) retirement job is getting people where they want to go.  If hubby says he can't, it can be done and has been done by others you're chatting with.   LOL

Remember:  Do whatever you enjoy and enjoy whatever you do.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 04, 2019, 03:24:51 PM
My after (school) retirement job is getting people where they want to go.  If hubby says he can't, it can be done and has been done by others you're chatting with.   LOL

Remember:  Do whatever you enjoy and enjoy whatever you do.

P

Good philosophy Puff! And the older we get, the less time (on this earth) we have to do what we enjoy, so grab for the gusto!  :)

I went by myself last year, and even though I was a little nervous about it at first, everyone there made me feel comfortable. We're all part of one big eagle family, right?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: laniebelle on January 04, 2019, 10:34:39 PM
Thanks, everyone, for the great s'caps.

I agree with Dsky's statement about DM.  He sure served as a great protector when Mom needed some help to keep her territory and keep the three babies safe.  He always obeyed Mom's rules and boundaries, offered her some companionship, and played an important role in keeping the nest and the eaglets safe.  Seemed to me like he was a guardian angel, almost.  I think he will make some lucky female a terrific mate; I sure hope so for DM.

UME2 is certainly a handsome fellow, and is doing a good job with nestorations.  Mom seems to be taken with him, and I hope he will become the strong, dedicated protector/mate that Mom needs.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 05, 2019, 04:50:26 AM
;)

Matisse, that pic of them watching the sunset reminded me of one I took last year on Valentine's Day of Dad & Mom.  Bittersweet memory.

awww
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 05, 2019, 06:47:41 AM
 :o Visitor :o

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2019, 06:55:10 AM
Great pic, MpMom!  Was he looking for the mice?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 05, 2019, 07:10:21 AM
Thanks Lisa! Could be also dad & moms nest has been known for and owl once in a while ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2019, 07:13:40 AM
Oh ok.  First time I had seen one, since I have been watching non-stop lately. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 05, 2019, 07:20:11 AM
Sure - it figures.... I'm up early every day waiting for sunlight and visitors.  Guess who just got up 2 hours late and missed the owl.  Thanks for the pic Mpmom

Hi all - enjoy the day!

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2019, 08:28:38 AM
Good Morning, UME2!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 05, 2019, 08:32:45 AM
:o Visitor :o

 :o Great eye mpmom... I am recording it right now and uploading... will post when it's done.  Mornin by the way!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 05, 2019, 08:35:11 AM
Oh ok.  First time I had seen one, since I have been watching non-stop lately.

I saw 2 in the middle of the night one before Dad was missing and one time after I would keep my pc on all night checking on Mom and lil D's.  It's real quick, the owl swoops down while Mom was sleeping. :(  Scary but everybody was ok. :)

awwww GM ume-2  8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 05, 2019, 09:08:26 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7815/45700795085_11f5c381c9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cCqwbR)2019-01-05 (6) (https://flic.kr/p/2cCqwbR) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://youtu.be/n2Sbw-29udQ Via Lori D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 05, 2019, 09:20:36 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7815/45700795085_11f5c381c9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cCqwbR)2019-01-05 (6) (https://flic.kr/p/2cCqwbR) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://youtu.be/6JjZzaqOUz4 Via Lori D

I was just watching your video, lori, and I'm guessing the audio was unintended?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 05, 2019, 09:22:29 AM

I was just watching your video, lori, and I'm guessing the audio was unintended?
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yes, I'm doing it over.

revision... https://youtu.be/n2Sbw-29udQ
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 05, 2019, 10:31:23 AM

I was just watching your video, lori, and I'm guessing the audio was unintended?

yes, I'm doing it over.

revision... https://youtu.be/n2Sbw-29udQ
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I knew you'd want to redo it.  I've had to do that too sometimes.  Always helpful if it's a short one so it doesn't take too long to redo.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 05, 2019, 10:45:41 AM
Thanks Lori
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 05, 2019, 10:49:42 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: lilbirdz on January 05, 2019, 10:56:20 AM
I love the rewind feature! We are moving so our lives are a daily marathon of cleaning out. When I checked it just now, I could tell that Mom and the new guy have been working on the nest (just as I have been trying to figure out what to buy and where things will go in our downsized nest). Maybe this union will work out after all, in spite of the beakering. Also, thanks for the barn owl pics. They are cavity nesters so I don't know why one would be interested in the nest except to grab some mice.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Sasafrass452 on January 05, 2019, 01:05:17 PM
That was a Great Grey Owl ;)

I love the rewind feature! We are moving so our lives are a daily marathon of cleaning out. When I checked it just now, I could tell that Mom and the new guy have been working on the nest (just as I have been trying to figure out what to buy and where things will go in our downsized nest). Maybe this union will work out after all, in spite of the beakering. Also, thanks for the barn owl pics. They are cavity nesters so I don't know why one would be interested in the nest except to grab some mice.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 05, 2019, 01:24:15 PM
I love the rewind feature! We are moving so our lives are a daily marathon of cleaning out. When I checked it just now, I could tell that Mom and the new guy have been working on the nest (just as I have been trying to figure out what to buy and where things will go in our downsized nest). Maybe this union will work out after all, in spite of the beakering. Also, thanks for the barn owl pics. They are cavity nesters so I don't know why one would be interested in the nest except to grab some mice.

Love the rewind feature too!  Was able to record the owl due to that this morning. Re: Beakering... I think the beakering is a love gesture.  My great grand-parents did a lot of "beakering" during their 70 years of marriage ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2019, 05:13:38 PM
Beautiful sunset

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PinkEagle on January 05, 2019, 11:14:25 PM
ALL of everyones Pictures are Wonderful! LORI,LISA and MPMOM, you all rock!
TULSA, MOCHA, LADYHAWK and LORI Your VIDEOS are so good! Hope Im not leaving anyone out!
I try watching when I can.
 
Thanks Everyone for all the posts and info!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 05, 2019, 11:34:09 PM
Iowa Owl Identification Guide:
https://www.iowadnr.gov/About-DNR/DNR-News-Releases/ArticleID/1070/Iowa-owl-identification-guide

We've seen both Great Horned Owls and Barred Owls on our cam.  The owl seen this morning was a Barred Owl.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 06, 2019, 07:57:25 AM
Iowa Owl Identification Guide:
https://www.iowadnr.gov/About-DNR/DNR-News-Releases/ArticleID/1070/Iowa-owl-identification-guide

We've seen both Great Horned Owls and Barred Owls on our cam.  The owl seen this morning was a Barred Owl.
Thanks, Ginger.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 06, 2019, 08:51:13 AM
I so wish we had a "like" button option on posts. :) I love tooling around Decorah Eagles and the Decorah Lounge. So many times I wish I could "like" many of the posts. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 06, 2019, 08:53:18 AM
I so wish we had a "like" button option on posts. :) I love tooling around Decorah Eagles and the Decorah Lounge. So many times I wish I could "like" many of the posts. :)

I was thinking the same thing Ruby!  :)  I would "like" your post right now! ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 06, 2019, 09:37:01 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 06, 2019, 09:39:07 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 06, 2019, 09:42:33 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PinkEagle on January 06, 2019, 10:35:13 AM
Iowa Owl Identification Guide:
https://www.iowadnr.gov/About-DNR/DNR-News-Releases/ArticleID/1070/Iowa-owl-identification-guide

We've seen both Great Horned Owls and Barred Owls on our cam.  The owl seen this morning was a Barred Owl.

Thanks Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PinkEagle on January 06, 2019, 10:35:45 AM
I so wish we had a "like" button option on posts. :) I love tooling around Decorah Eagles and the Decorah Lounge. So many times I wish I could "like" many of the posts. :)

LIKE! Lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 06, 2019, 11:16:42 AM
 :D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 06, 2019, 11:40:33 AM
:D

Thank you, Matisse!

I had time to catch it all on rewind.  Had to go grocery shopping. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 06, 2019, 11:45:01 AM
LIKE!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 06, 2019, 01:17:53 PM
:D
Great photos, Matisse!

I noticed that UME-2 gave an affectionate little beaking to Mom's upper back before they both turned around.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 06, 2019, 03:31:14 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 06, 2019, 03:40:01 PM
Is that prey in UME2's talon?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 06, 2019, 03:43:15 PM
UME2 gimme some of that, please!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 06, 2019, 04:56:47 PM
Synchronized fly-in (UME-2 above, Mom lower on skywalk a couple of seconds later).

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 06, 2019, 06:44:38 PM
DM2, we ♥ you!

https://www.facebook.com/RaptorResourceProject/

Raptor Resource Project
1 hr 
Who?s on N2B? A Guide To This Year's Events in Decorah!

So what happened in Decorah this year? As watchers know, Mom lost her mate Dad following a heavy snowstorm in April of 2018. A male eagle that we called UME and then DM turned up shortly after Dad?s disappearance, and we believed that he would eventually become Mom?s new mate. However, uncertainty about the male eagle that turned up in the Decorah nest in mid-October led us to question that narrative. John, our moderators, and our camera operators spent a lot of time combing over videos and images, discussing their thoughts on the matter, and capturing close-ups of the eagles. We eventually concluded that Mom had three suitors instead of the one we had assumed. We called them UME/DM, DM-1, and UME-2.

The quick version: UME-2, who we will be calling DM-2 from now on, is Mom's current and third suitor since Dad disappeared in April of 2018. The long version (including some great images thanks to John) can be read here: http://bit.ly/2FbXTX1.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 06, 2019, 07:01:19 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
1 hr

Who's on N2B? A Guide To This Year's Events in Decorah!

So what happened in Decorah this year? As watchers know, Mom lost her mate Dad following a heavy snowstorm in April of 2018. A male eagle that we called UME and then DM turned up shortly after Dad's disappearance, and we believed that he would eventually become Mom's new mate. However, uncertainty about the male eagle that turned up in the Decorah nest in mid-October led us to question that narrative. John, our moderators, and our camera operators spent a lot of time combing over videos and images, discussing their thoughts on the matter, and capturing close-ups of the eagles. We eventually concluded that Mom had three suitors instead of the one we had assumed. We called them UME/DM, DM-1, and UME-2.

The quick version: UME-2, who we will be calling DM-2 from now on, is Mom's current and third suitor since Dad disappeared in April of 2018. The long version (including some great images thanks to John) can be read here: http://bit.ly/2FbXTX1.

(https://scontent.fapa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49793787_2017877031582239_6748362480738631680_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-1.fna&oh=fd49027f579b7ada5ce4039d94d8e09b&oe=5CD973A9)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 06, 2019, 07:03:16 PM
TPA - Sorry! I didn't even look before I posted!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 06, 2019, 07:07:18 PM
TPA - Sorry! I didn't even look before I posted!
T40 - thank you for posting!  I couldn't figure out how to add the photo.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 06, 2019, 07:15:14 PM
Thanks TPA and T40.  Not a very imaginative choice but at least now it's permanent
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 06, 2019, 08:15:12 PM
TPA - Sorry! I didn't even look before I posted!
T40 - thank you for posting!  I couldn't figure out how to add the photo.

TPA - I'll tell you how I post pictures (Windows laptop). Hover over the photo, right click and select "Copy Image Location." Open up a "Reply" window in the Forum and click the "Insert Image" button (below the B for bold button). Position the cursor in between the brackets, right click and select "Paste." ;) 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 06, 2019, 09:01:12 PM
TPA - Sorry! I didn't even look before I posted!
T40 - thank you for posting!  I couldn't figure out how to add the photo.

TPA - I'll tell you how I post pictures (Windows laptop). Hover over the photo, right click and select "Copy Image Location." Open up a "Reply" window in the Forum and click the "Insert Image" button (below the B for bold button). Position the cursor in between the brackets, right click and select "Paste." ;)

Thanks so much, T40!  I applied for the forum late last summer & never received an email approval.  However, last week I found out that I could log in and post here.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: smileawhile on January 06, 2019, 09:16:53 PM
Thanks very much to T40 as always, and TBABay for filing the latest FB update about Who's on N2B. The update fills in gaps and answers so many questions we've all had about this last season.
Please be sure to read the long version. You won't be disappointed. It's a real page turner! ;-)
May the Force be with Super Mom and beautiful DM-2 in 2019!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TX_Ninja on January 06, 2019, 09:24:26 PM
Thanks TPA and T40.  Not a very imaginative choice but at least now it's permanent

Really wanted him to have a word name, rather than letter and number, but not surprised.  I mean, a word designation, not a name like Hal or Rick.

While Mom and DM-2 may not be sporting names like Buffy and Bif, it is great to see we have established designations going forward on this fantastic research site. I am just grateful that Raptor Resource Project lets us all tag along for this amazing journey.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: buzbee on January 06, 2019, 09:27:04 PM
I guess I look at the designation DM2 as an honor to DM1. He was a protector when needed most. If it wasn't for him, perhaps it could have been a different outcome for the Tree Amigos! In my mind I always would say DM and then edit myself and say 'errr UME2.'  ::)  ;D  Thanks RRP and everyone else for all you do and keeping us "in the know".  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 06, 2019, 09:27:16 PM
Really wanted him to have a word name, rather than letter and number, but not surprised.  I mean, a word designation, not a name like Hal or Rick.

Do you mean like Handsome or Hunky?  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: angelolady on January 06, 2019, 10:31:13 PM
LOL  No, Ginger! 

And not Buffy or Biff, either.  Expressing a slightly different opinion does not mean I am ungrateful to RRP and that I do not know this is a research site.  I will delete my post and  re-learn the lesson.  Sorry for any discomfort caused.   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TX_Ninja on January 07, 2019, 12:03:44 AM
LOL  No, Ginger! 

And not Buffy or Biff, either.  Expressing a slightly different opinion does not mean I am ungrateful to RRP and that I do not know this is a research site.  I will delete my post and  re-learn the lesson.  Sorry for any discomfort caused.

No discomfort angelolady. You are fine.
Hoping for a great season with Mom and DM2.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 07, 2019, 07:19:41 AM
:)

Isn't that neat that they're both eating on different branches?! First time I've seen them do that!

We may not see it often, but separate dining arrangements is probably not uncommon. Our great cameras just caught the moment.

That is what NWargo was saying and I am sure she knows separate dining arrangements are not uncommon since they have separate dining arrangements every day lol  :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 07, 2019, 07:27:10 AM
After having my coffee and waking up a bit I think DM2 is sterile and makes Dad2(my choice) seem less than. He will not be the eaglets 2nd Dad. But Que ser, ser
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 07, 2019, 07:57:53 AM
Note: UME-2 is now DM-2
Decorah Eagles 1-6-19 3:30 pm Float-in landing, watchful on the nest
https://youtu.be/Szpd9GVpu0I via Tulsa
UME2 checking the nest! Decorah Eagles. 09.33 / 06 January 2019
https://youtu.be/UWxg0BU4GPU via arlene beech
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2019, 08:20:04 AM
Thanks for posting the video's, Lori
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2019, 08:35:01 AM
DM-2 loves trying out that nest!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 07, 2019, 08:54:49 AM
QQ when would there have to be a successful mating with Mom & DM-2 in order to be on schedule for eaglet season this year?  (timewise)  It should be this month... right?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 07, 2019, 09:00:53 AM
Final eggs are laid going thru the end of February, lori.  Procreation can take just a couple days (5-10).  And, for that matter, they can do it even when there are eggs in the nest.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 07, 2019, 09:01:18 AM
QQ when would there have to be a successful mating with Mom & DM-2 in order to be on schedule for eaglet season this year?  (timewise)  It should be this month... right?

https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2014/02/courtship-copulation-eggs-and-other.html


"Although we don't know exactly how long egg-laying occurs after mating, it is generally believed that female eagles lay eggs 5-10 days after a successful mating takes place."
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 07, 2019, 09:01:49 AM
Final eggs are laid going thru the end of February, lori.  Procreation/fertilization can take just a couple days (5-10).  And, for that matter, they can do it even when there are eggs in the nest.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 07, 2019, 09:02:54 AM
We concur Ginger.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 07, 2019, 09:06:10 AM
QQ when would there have to be a successful mating with Mom & DM-2 in order to be on schedule for eaglet season this year?  (timewise)  It should be this month... right?

https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2014/02/courtship-copulation-eggs-and-other.html


"Although we don't know exactly how long egg-laying occurs after mating, it is generally believed that female eagles lay eggs 5-10 days after a successful mating takes place."

Thank you Puff & Ginger :)  I have some reading to do!    ??? I appreciate your time.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 07, 2019, 09:12:51 AM
 ;) Live  ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 07, 2019, 09:15:49 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 07, 2019, 09:30:32 AM
;)

Not much snow cover this year, so maybe the cornstalks are easier to access??
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 07, 2019, 10:02:23 AM
 ;)

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Post by: MpMom on January 07, 2019, 10:41:46 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Sasafrass452 on January 07, 2019, 10:42:41 AM
Hi, everyone! Just checking in.... I see RRP has chosen a designation for our handsome new man in mom's life! I prefer "Poppa D", but DM2 it is.... What an eggciting season this is!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 07, 2019, 11:33:47 AM
Mom made an amazing sort of sideways jump flight from skywalk down to the nest. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2019, 11:35:48 AM
Great pics, TPA, Matisse and MpMom  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 07, 2019, 04:05:23 PM
Hi Lisa ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 07, 2019, 04:05:45 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 07, 2019, 04:12:18 PM
I have to say Mom picked the cutest suitor!  ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 07, 2019, 04:17:37 PM
She sure did!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 07, 2019, 04:23:00 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 07, 2019, 04:34:26 PM
Still can't believe Mom's new partner isn't going to have Dad in his name. When the nestlings are here I will say "their Dad" :) Like I will say "Hope their Dad comes back soon." " Was that their Dad or their Mom?" lol All kinds of ways to fit in Dad
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2019, 04:36:32 PM
Thanks again for the pics, MpMom and Matisse  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2019, 04:37:26 PM
I have to say Mom picked the cutest suitor!  ;)

I agree with you, T40.  He is very handsome!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 07, 2019, 04:45:26 PM
Still can't believe Mom's new partner isn't going to have Dad in his name. When the nestlings are here I will say "their Dad" :) Like I will say "Hope their Dad comes back soon." " Was that their Dad or their Mom?" lol All kinds of ways to fit in Dad

"like"  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 07, 2019, 04:59:01 PM
I have to say Mom picked the cutest suitor!  ;)

I agree with you, T40.  He is very handsome!

DM2 is so handsome!  I noticed that the discoloration/smudge above his left eye that was evident in October has completely disappeared. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2019, 05:01:48 PM
Thanks cam operators for the nice close-ups of DM2!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4819/31712803097_aff9b1e7b8_b.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7871/46654402441_896bbfef5e_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 07, 2019, 05:09:00 PM
He sure is dreamy  :P  Thanks for pics all!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: buzbee on January 07, 2019, 05:20:09 PM
He sure is dreamy  :P  Thanks for pics all!!!

I agree!! He's perfect in every way...except he needs some more instruction in the love department LOL  ;D ; ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 07, 2019, 05:55:03 PM
He sure is dreamy  :P  Thanks for pics all!!!

I agree!! He's perfect in every way...except he needs some more instruction in the love department LOL  ;D ; ;)

...and soon!!! 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 07, 2019, 05:56:24 PM
Decorah Eagles 1-7-19, 835 am Mom nestorations, DM2 flyby & landing
https://youtu.be/kGZ8yviOFAo via Tulsa

Decorah Bald Eagles 1 7 2019 Sticky Monday
https://youtu.be/cPThPUUPVGE via Mocha Mama
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Arcadia on January 07, 2019, 07:14:23 PM
DM2 certainly is a beauty. :)

I am so surprised that there were two suitors before DM2!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 07, 2019, 07:46:26 PM
Here is another from the RRP blog about the Iris's of the male eagles.
https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2018/10/whos-on-n2b-welcome-to-confusion-couch.html
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: smileawhile on January 07, 2019, 07:51:33 PM
Hello all - I agree with Lori, or whoever referred to DM-2 as a Dreamboat! And yes, he is great at nestorations and I think he will step up to the plate in the "luv" department LOL
Arcadia, the RRP update was so informative.  No wonder we were all on the Confusion Couch!
Thanks to all the "usual suspects" for all the outstanding pics. Your contributions are such a highlight to Forum!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 07, 2019, 07:59:22 PM
He sure is dreamy  :P  Thanks for pics all!!!

Lori, I really think that he's the most beautiful bald eagle I've ever seen with his big beautiful eyes and snowy white feathers.  (Not that looks are everything.  lol)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: julie on January 07, 2019, 08:42:06 PM
Ditto Lori  a handsome eagle is he
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PinkEagle on January 07, 2019, 08:53:25 PM
Ok jumping on the Dreamy DM2 talk
So thrilled he is her Man, I loved DM for everything he was to Mom when she needed him, he was great.
When DM2 flew in I just kinda knew he was the one for Mom, hes my Hunky.. lol
DM2 it is.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 07, 2019, 10:04:55 PM
At about 3 PM on New Years Day, D27 was less than 2 miles from N2B!

RRP Facebook page, 01-07-2019

Thanks for the airmail, D27! It looks like she's decided to stay in Decorah for now. Brett commented "Perhaps the mild weather has had something to do with her sticking around or maybe this is what we can expect for future years ? stay where the getting is good."

D27 did take one long trip in December - a one-day jaunt to the Mississippi River! At 10:00AM CT, she was located about 1.3 miles NE of her natal nest in Decorah. Three hours later, she was in a small wooded lot 57 miles north, near a location I sometimes stop to look for falcons. Three hours after that, she 51 miles south and back in the Decorah area! Her average speed was 18 miles an hour - a leisurely pace that might permit a little exploring or social time. Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing why she decided to take a day trip, although she briefly visited the area last March as well.

What else did D27 do? She spent some time at Mulch Mountain on December 19, came very close to her natal nest on December 6, and circled Decorah in early January. What will she do next? We look forward to finding out!

A million thanks to Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their data, maps, and insights with us. If you would like to take a deeper dive into the travels of any of the eagles we've tracked, please visit our interactive maps at: https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/





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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TX_Ninja on January 07, 2019, 11:17:10 PM
The mice are busy tonight. They may realize that the lease to the penthouse is coming to an end soon.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 08, 2019, 04:16:26 AM
PUFF,
(http://dl3.glitter-graphics.net/pub/3489/3489033ja1ol10aen.gif) (http://www.glitter-graphics.com)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 08, 2019, 04:17:10 AM
LORI,
(http://dl3.glitter-graphics.net/pub/1897/1897643vttarsgxzy.gif) (http://www.glitter-graphics.com)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 08, 2019, 05:22:21 AM
Wow Mpmom  That is the biggggest HB I ever got!  Thanks for the good wishes.

And Lori - Let's enjoy our day.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 08, 2019, 07:52:43 AM
Wow Mpmom  That is the biggggest HB I ever got!  Thanks for the good wishes.

And Lori - Let's enjoy our day.

Happy Birthday to you too Puff!  It's "our" day!!!  8) 8) 8)  Thank you MPMOM!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 08, 2019, 08:38:08 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2019, 08:40:52 AM
Happy Birthday, Lori and Puff!!!

Beautiful Mom
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4915/39698367203_9daffc87f6_b.jpg)

DM-2 with what looks like a lil blood on his beak
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on January 08, 2019, 08:43:53 AM
Somebirdy needs a napkin lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on January 08, 2019, 08:44:32 AM
Happy Birthday Puff!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 08, 2019, 08:46:56 AM
Happy day Puff and Lori!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 08, 2019, 10:23:13 AM
Been away for a few days and am just now catching up from the 5th forward. Interesting article concerning the many male eagles that have been in the territory since Dad's disappearance.  So now we can get used to calling him DM2, right?  :)

Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! to Lori and Puff. Hope your day was a special as you both are.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2019, 11:10:24 AM
Welcome back, NW! :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 08, 2019, 11:49:30 AM
Happy day Puff and Lori!!

Thank you Willi, Lisa & NW!!!  Turning 29 today! ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2019, 11:50:51 AM
Happy day Puff and Lori!!

Thank you Willi, Lisa & NW!!!  Turning 29 today! ;)

It's always great to be 29!  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2019, 11:53:07 AM
Caught this handsome fella DM2 on the nest a few minutes ago looking at something. 

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Intruder near the nest
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on January 08, 2019, 11:58:07 AM
Happy Birthday Lori!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 08, 2019, 12:02:57 PM
DM2 with 'found' food buried in nest...

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2019, 12:05:27 PM
Is it a squirrel or fish?

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DM2 looking huge all puffed up
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 08, 2019, 12:06:01 PM
Lisa - You're quick with the fab caps! Believe DM2 was being chased for his prey. And I think Mom was involved and maybe another eagle. It all happened so fast and rewind didn't really help me sort it out! Thanks for the photo!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 08, 2019, 12:11:08 PM
Lisa - You're quick with the fab caps! Believe DM2 was being chased for his prey. And I think Mom was involved and maybe another eagle. It all happened so fast and rewind didn't really help me sort it out! Thanks for the photo!  :)

T40, thanks for the clarification.  I didn't see the chase, just saw him pull what I thought was 'hidden' food from the nest.  I just rewound and saw it.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2019, 12:12:56 PM
Lisa - You're quick with the fab caps! Believe DM2 was being chased for his prey. And I think Mom was involved and maybe another eagle. It all happened so fast and rewind didn't really help me sort it out! Thanks for the photo!  :)

I think you are right about DM2 being chased for his prey, but the one in my pic didn't have a white tail.  It looked like a younger one.  I did see two with white tails fly by before DM2 was chased to the nest.   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 08, 2019, 12:15:40 PM
Wonderful caps!

There was an adult eagle & a sub-adult chasing DM2 below the N2B tree.  When DM2 landed in N2B he had his prey gripped with his right talons.  Even slowing down rewind, the action was fast, so this blurry image of DM2 with his right foot gripping his prey was all I could get.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 08, 2019, 12:16:12 PM
Happy day Puff and Lori!!

Thank you Willi, Lisa & NW!!!  Turning 29 today! ;)
It's always great to be 29!  ;)

Again. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 08, 2019, 01:16:41 PM
Lori  Which calendar????

LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 08, 2019, 01:18:42 PM
Happy day Puff and Lori!!

Thank you Willi, Lisa & NW!!!  Turning 29 today! ;)

It's always great to be 29!  ;)

Oh, I get it.  Lisa's 29. . .

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2019, 01:21:50 PM
Happy day Puff and Lori!!

Thank you Willi, Lisa & NW!!!  Turning 29 today! ;)

It's always great to be 29!  ;)

Oh, I get it.  Lisa's 29. . .

P

 ;D  I wish! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on January 08, 2019, 01:24:26 PM
Happy Birthday Lori and Puff! Hope you both have a fabulous day!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 08, 2019, 02:03:28 PM
Happy Birthday to Lori and Puff!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 08, 2019, 04:34:57 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 08, 2019, 10:01:49 PM
RRP didn't say anything about D24 on their FB page, but there seems to have been a signal from him!

T40 -- Someone asked about this on RRPs Facebook page and Amy said she thought it was a typo and that that was his location in 2016 and not 2018.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on January 08, 2019, 11:31:45 PM
Timely T40 and G52. We were just checking in on our girl D27.
It sure does look like she's doing up the north country appropriately.   ;D

D27's travels from 12/05/18 to 01/05/19. All pings except her 12/20/18 day trip. (1st image).

Other than D27's 57 mile day trip on 12/20 to near Rollingstone, MN she's been sticking pretty close to her natal nest area.  8)
(2nd & 3rd Image).

She appears to be enjoying the relatively mild winter weather in the area and frequenting the still unfrozen Upper Iowa River often.
D27's been flying back and forth regularly between UIR "oxbows" to the east and north west of Decorah in general.

In particular she has been favoring one area on the UIR near the RRP Hawk Hill blind.
Somehow I have to think she knows where the cool bird people hang out with carrion.   ;)

With all of her pings being averaged from 11/01/18 up to the last published pings on 01/05/19 she has been visiting one UIR "oxbow" more frequently than any other. (4th image).
 
If I had the Yagi, I know where I'd generally go if I wanted to try to take a picture of D27 in the wild.  :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 08, 2019, 11:47:36 PM
RRP didn't say anything about D24 on their FB page, but there seems to have been a signal from him!

T40 -- Someone asked about this on RRPs Facebook page and Amy said she thought it was a typo and that that was his location in 2016 and not 2018.

Thanks, Ginger. Seems to be a typo that's been there since 2016.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 08, 2019, 11:57:01 PM
Happy New Year, BL and Pip! Always good to hear from you! Oh, how I'd like to know what burr under D27's saddle got her to make a run up north. And thanks for your excellent maps, as always. Other than "up the road a piece," I never did know where the mulch pile was!! ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on January 09, 2019, 12:27:35 AM
The reasons for eagles taking flight on a talons notice to nowhere, some distance or great distance's has always alluded me T40.

It was postulated that smoke caused her to move abruptly south from Canada, but again who knows.
 
I guess that's why we are still trying to figure out all of the mystery's of these awesome birds.  ;D
The "Mulch Pile". The eaglets would have been better served without any humans having ever visited there.  :'(

27's Canadian fishing symphony  :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 09, 2019, 04:53:07 AM
DAVID LYNCH,
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 09, 2019, 09:03:15 AM
cam is blurry. Just me?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 09, 2019, 10:04:08 AM
cam is blurry. Just me?

Mine is too at times.  Not so good weather in Iowa today could be a factor.  Windy and Decorah is 12 degrees feels like -4 due to wind.  :P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 09, 2019, 10:05:05 AM
Incoming :)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4804/39712695473_24a2b3c9ee.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23vgWN6)2019-01-09 (4) (https://flic.kr/p/23vgWN6) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Decorah Eagles 1-9-19, 9 am Nest visit, DM2 tests the fit
https://youtu.be/Xx5HvLzIfT4 via Tulsa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 09, 2019, 10:14:19 AM

Great shot, Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 09, 2019, 10:31:38 AM
Great picture, Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 09, 2019, 10:51:55 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 09, 2019, 10:54:29 AM
;)

Nice shots, MpMom! Very clear and detailed.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 09, 2019, 11:00:16 AM
Thanks NW! The RRP cam is very blurry, had to go to youtube.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 09, 2019, 11:06:38 AM
Thanks NW! The RRP cam is very blurry, had to go to youtube.

Very nice pics, MpMom! I thought the cam looked a lil blurry too when willi mentioned it, but I thought it was my eyes. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 09, 2019, 11:15:12 AM
Thanks NW! The RRP cam is very blurry, had to go to youtube.

Very nice pics, MpMom! I thought the cam looked a lil blurry too when willi mentioned it, but I thought it was my eyes.

I had to put mine on 720p to get a clear picture. Better than it was now.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 09, 2019, 01:06:09 PM
Thank you for all the wonderful screen captures, videos, and informational posts.

When I first saw DM2 on N2B on that snowy October 15th, I hoped he would be a fan of corn husks.  He has exceeded my wildest expectations.   ;D ;D

N2B is looking mighty fine this January 9th.  They still have another month left of nestorations but I like what they've done with the place.   :D :D

Happy Belated Birthday to Lori and Puff, and Happy Birthday to David Lynch! 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 09, 2019, 01:09:52 PM
Thank you for all the wonderful screen captures, videos, and informational posts.

When I first saw DM2 on N2B on that snowy October 15th, I hoped he would be a fan of corn husks.  He has exceeded my wildest expectations.   ;D ;D

N2B is looking mighty fine this January 9th.  They still have another month left of nestorations but I like what they've done with the place.   :D :D

Happy Belated Birthday to Lori and Puff, and Happy Birthday to David Lynch!

Those corn husks will make a warm and cozy 'bed' for the little eaglets to come.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 09, 2019, 01:16:57 PM
Happy Belated Birthday to Lori and Puff, and Happy Birthday to David Lynch!

Thank you my dear friend!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 09, 2019, 01:19:21 PM

N2B is looking mighty fine this January 9th.  They still have another month left of nestorations but I like what they've done with the place.   :D :D


Love your pic of the nest, er.  It really does look quite beautiful, with the sun shining on it making those corn husks sparkle.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 09, 2019, 01:20:54 PM

N2B is looking mighty fine this January 9th.  They still have another month left of nestorations but I like what they've done with the place.   :D :D


Love your pic of the nest, er.  It really does look quite beautiful, with the sun shining on it making those corn husks sparkle.

yellow diamonds sparkle in the sun!  Gifts from DM-2 to Mom ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 09, 2019, 01:29:38 PM
Wow, I don't know if Mom brought both of them in, but she just gulped down two fish...whole.  (They were small though)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 09, 2019, 01:29:49 PM
 :) :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 09, 2019, 01:30:34 PM
Looks like Mom brought in a fish in each talon

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7863/32804619018_6e32e457ba_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 09, 2019, 01:31:03 PM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 09, 2019, 01:32:19 PM
:) :)

I take that back! That fish is decent sized.  At first I thought maybe she had bitten the one fish in half, but I distinctly saw two tails.  Good for her!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 09, 2019, 01:35:20 PM
:) :)

I take that back! That fish is decent sized.  At first I thought maybe she had bitten the one fish in half, but I distinctly saw two tails.  Good for her!

Yes, two nice sized ones, NW!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 09, 2019, 01:36:41 PM

N2B is looking mighty fine this January 9th.  They still have another month left of nestorations but I like what they've done with the place.   :D :D


Love your pic of the nest, er.  It really does look quite beautiful, with the sun shining on it making those corn husks sparkle.

yellow diamonds sparkle in the sun!  Gifts from DM-2 to Mom ;)

 ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 09, 2019, 01:47:34 PM
Happy Birthday David Lynch!!!
(http://mindsetmakeover.life/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/eagle-wings.png)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 09, 2019, 01:59:08 PM
Nice shots,T40 and er  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 09, 2019, 02:15:32 PM
Love this pose! :-*

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 09, 2019, 02:18:51 PM
That's a great shot, NW!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 09, 2019, 03:18:48 PM
Awesome pics everyone! Mom has always been an expert fishing lady ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 09, 2019, 03:28:22 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 09, 2019, 03:37:22 PM
Fantastic photos!  QQ - how are you viewing Decorah?  I'm on the RRP page, with "live" clicked, and it's just been an image of N2B from same angle when Mom came in with her two fish lunch.  Closed browser window, then opened up again, and it's still the shot of N2B (I can tell it's live because there's a little bit of wind action).  From the RRP page I clicked on YouTube, and it's the same view of the nest.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 09, 2019, 03:40:07 PM
Fantastic photos!  QQ - how are you viewing Decorah?  I'm on the RRP page, with "live" clicked, and it's just been an image of N2B from same angle when Mom came in with her two fish lunch.  Closed browser window, then opened up again, and it's still the shot of N2B (I can tell it's live because there's a little bit of wind action).  From the RRP page I clicked on YouTube, and it's the same view of the nest.  Thank you.

Same view and I'm on the Chatroll page with live clicked also.  But the corn husks keep moving slightly from the wind, so I assumed everything okay...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 09, 2019, 03:41:36 PM
;)

Great shots MpMom, and I really like the "That's my girl eating" one!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 09, 2019, 03:48:39 PM
Thanks everyone for pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 09, 2019, 03:53:34 PM
Fantastic photos!  QQ - how are you viewing Decorah?  I'm on the RRP page, with "live" clicked, and it's just been an image of N2B from same angle when Mom came in with her two fish lunch.  Closed browser window, then opened up again, and it's still the shot of N2B (I can tell it's live because there's a little bit of wind action).  From the RRP page I clicked on YouTube, and it's the same view of the nest.  Thank you.

Same view and I'm on the Chatroll page with live clicked also.  But the corn husks keep moving slightly from the wind, so I assumed everything okay...

Me three. On RRP's page with YouTube video. Live, but has been buffering alot the last few days.

MpMom - Guess we're wondering where/when you got those most recent snips of the "bunny" meal? That action doesn't appear on rewind from where we're watching. What's your secret? Huh? Huh? ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on January 09, 2019, 04:11:48 PM
Fantastic photos!  QQ - how are you viewing Decorah?  I'm on the RRP page, with "live" clicked, and it's just been an image of N2B from same angle when Mom came in with her two fish lunch.  Closed browser window, then opened up again, and it's still the shot of N2B (I can tell it's live because there's a little bit of wind action).  From the RRP page I clicked on YouTube, and it's the same view of the nest.  Thank you.

Same view and I'm on the Chatroll page with live clicked also.  But the corn husks keep moving slightly from the wind, so I assumed everything okay...

Me three. On RRP's page with YouTube video. Live, but has been buffering alot the last few days.

MpMom - Guess we're wondering where/when you got those most recent snips of the "bunny" meal? That action doesn't appear on rewind from where we're watching. What's your secret? Huh? Huh? ;D ;D

I've been having the same issue, I thought it was just me.  Even moved from firefox to chome....weird.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 09, 2019, 04:16:09 PM
I never use the video, always watch live when I get my shots.
This is what I started using since the rrp cam is very blurry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqUKfJUga3o

Oh no what is going on my youtube isn't live. Help. what cam do we use that isn't blurry?

Shoot, well I hope you all enjoyed the RERUN pics :o ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 09, 2019, 04:29:35 PM
I never use the video, always watch live when I get my shots.
This is what I started using since the rrp cam is very blurry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqUKfJUga3o

Oh no what is going on my youtube isn't live. Help. what cam do we use that isn't blurry?

MpMom - OK...tried that link and the current picture is different than the one on RRP's website. Plus, the screen shots you posted seem to have been from action that occurred almost 6 hours ago, according to the timeline clock. But your captions put the time at only a couple of hours ago - depending on what time zone you're in. So are your caption times maybe different from when the live action occurred? Or...it's an episode of the Twilight Zone. :-\
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 09, 2019, 04:33:47 PM
OK. We're all OK after all! LOL!

I'm here: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/   I've had a couple of blurry episodes but it was the feed that had somehow jumped down from 1080p to 720p and lower. I reset it to 1080p and it's been fine ever since.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on January 09, 2019, 04:52:35 PM
Whew, thought I missed something again....all is good in the cottonwood!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 09, 2019, 05:29:11 PM
Evening pics from the nest

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4845/46629314942_a4c6be7f1c_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 09, 2019, 05:36:49 PM
T40, I'm the same time as Decorah(Central).
I had been using the same as you but was always blurry, and now I just tried the rrp cam & it says 521 error.
You can see the difference yesterday & the day before in my pics & Lisa's & Lori's. Theirs are clear & mine are not.
I think I need a vacation :-\
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 09, 2019, 06:50:37 PM
MpMom, I was thinking that the wind was contributing to the blurriness today -- a little tree sway can do that.  It would go back and forth for me -- really clear at 1080 HD at the good times.  My laptop seems to have a harder time staying at 1080 HD without needing to be frequently refreshed lately.  When it's acting up, I lower the resolution and then raise it if I want to take a screen capture.  At lower than 720 HD, it's blurrier for me but then again my eyes aren't as good as they were when younger  ;) 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tulsaducati on January 09, 2019, 07:53:30 PM
On the subject of blurry video feed: All four of the cameras on N2B, and all 3 on the N1 tree, are broadcasting in HD at a resolution of 1080 dpi. If you are seeing video or capturing still shots that are unclear or blurry, check your resolution setting and make sure you are viewing at 1080, if your network connection will support that. Network traffic issues or lack of bandwidth can cause your video feed to set back to a lower resolution, and you may not notice it until you see blurry video. Closing other network windows and applications may also help you get the best possible video feed. With the new cameras and broadcast system we have this season, we are getting amazing video.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 09, 2019, 07:56:25 PM
Thank you, tulsa.  The video is amazing!  So are the camera operators -- We are so lucky to see so much. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 09, 2019, 08:09:09 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7906/45958157154_ecbf94ece6.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2d2ayXU)2019-01-09 (14) (https://flic.kr/p/2d2ayXU) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Decorah Eagles 1-9-18, 1:25 pm Mom with 2 fish, one still floppy
https://youtu.be/lCgyRKkQz0E via Tulsa
Decorah Eagles 1-9-19, 9 am Nest visit, DM2 tests the fit
https://youtu.be/Xx5HvLzIfT4 via Tulsa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 10, 2019, 01:39:13 AM
50 shades of prey: Decorah eagles are trying to mate as 'Mom' moves on from 'Dad'

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2019/01/09/decorah-eagles-2019-bald-nest-cam-live-dad-mom-missing-eaglets-babies-2018-raptor-resource-project/2482285002/

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2019, 06:05:07 AM
Thank you, T40 for the article, and Lori for videos.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 10, 2019, 07:26:14 AM
Lori, thanks for that beautiful screen capture and for posting tulsa's videos.  I just love that pose by Mom with the sun shining on her wings.  Cue John Denvers "Sunshine on my Shoulders"  :)   Mom's pose made me want to stretch -- good to remember for long days at the computer  ;)

T40, I'm still getting over the Des Moines Register story headline  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 10, 2019, 07:56:38 AM
Lori, thanks for that beautiful screen capture and for posting tulsa's videos.  I just love that pose by Mom with the sun shining on her wings.  Cue John Denvers "Sunshine on my Shoulders"  :)   Mom's pose made me want to stretch -- good to remember for long days at the computer  ;)

T40, I'm still getting over the Des Moines Register story headline  ;D ;D ;D

She would make a good model for our states quarters!  She deserves the recognition. :) awww sunshine on my shoulders :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tulsaducati on January 10, 2019, 09:31:03 AM
For those who use the explore.org feed (or the YouTube feed) - Explore feed is currently down and showing highlights. Technicians are working on restoring the feed, but for now the video stream embedded in the RRP web page is the place to see live video (9:30 am CST 1-10-19)


https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 10, 2019, 09:54:42 AM
50 shades of prey: Decorah eagles are trying to mate as 'Mom' moves on from 'Dad'

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2019/01/09/decorah-eagles-2019-bald-nest-cam-live-dad-mom-missing-eaglets-babies-2018-raptor-resource-project/2482285002/

Thanks for passing on that link T40. Good article, except they called DM2 "Decorah Male Eagle Two" instead of Decorah Male Two, but we'll cut them some slack. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: lilbirdz on January 10, 2019, 10:02:46 AM
Has anyone seen DM2 give Mom a fish or any other gift of food? If she steals his food, does that count as courtship? Has his (ahem) bonding technique improved at all? Thank you all for the pics and videos. Because we are in the torturous process of cleaning out and packing for a move, I have very little time to watch, so I really appreciate the highlights.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2019, 10:07:23 AM
For those who use the explore.org feed (or the YouTube feed) - Explore feed is currently down and showing highlights. Technicians are working on restoring the feed, but for now the video stream embedded in the RRP web page is the place to see live video (9:30 am CST 1-10-19)


https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

Tulsa, all I am getting at the link above is a white screen.  Do you know if they working on this feed now?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 10, 2019, 10:12:52 AM
For those who use the explore.org feed (or the YouTube feed) - Explore feed is currently down and showing highlights. Technicians are working on restoring the feed, but for now the video stream embedded in the RRP web page is the place to see live video (9:30 am CST 1-10-19)


https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/



Tulsa, all I am getting at the link above is a white screen.  Do you know if they working on this feed now?

Lisa, that's the same link I always use and I'm looking at Mom on the nest right now.  Here is the link again, in case the first one wasn't exactly right (but I think it was):

https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 10, 2019, 10:13:48 AM
Thank you ER & Tulsa :-*

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2019, 10:27:36 AM
For those who use the explore.org feed (or the YouTube feed) - Explore feed is currently down and showing highlights. Technicians are working on restoring the feed, but for now the video stream embedded in the RRP web page is the place to see live video (9:30 am CST 1-10-19)


https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/




Tulsa, all I am getting at the link above is a white screen.  Do you know if they working on this feed now?

Lisa, that's the same link I always use and I'm looking at Mom on the nest right now.  Here is the link again, in case the first one wasn't exactly right (but I think it was):

https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

Hmmm, this is what I get when I look at that link, MpMom.  Looks like I'm using the same link.  Will reboot my PC just to see if its me that is having trouble.   Thanks!

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7853/46637871712_405c273f4a_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tulsaducati on January 10, 2019, 10:28:41 AM
The Explore and YouTube feeds are back up, and the RRP web site link is working as well.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 10, 2019, 10:29:57 AM
Thank you ER & Tulsa :-*

Nice, clear pic MpMom!  Lookin' good!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 10, 2019, 10:38:23 AM
NW, much better than a couple of days ago 8)

Lisa, I do get a circle off & on-have to click the live :-\
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2019, 10:46:56 AM
Got it working now!  For some reason there is a huge white space that I posted below, and way down below on the page is the feed.  Strange, its never been like that before on my PC. 

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4893/32815886348_8ef37df3a7_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 10, 2019, 10:53:22 AM
Got it working now!  For some reason there is a huge white space that I posted below, and way down below on the page is the feed.  Strange, its never been like that before on my PC. 


It's almost like you have something else open - I couldn't tell, is it all on one page (screen)?  And the box with lines in it usually means how do you want to display this (list, detail, etc.), and that's what I saw at the top on the right - if it's the same thing I'm thinking of.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 10, 2019, 10:57:28 AM
NW, much better than a couple of days ago 8)

Lisa, I do get a circle off & on-have to click the live :-\

MpMom, I still get the dreaded circle also off & on throughout the day, but I put my resolution at 1080 which I think may cause that sometimes. It seems when I use the 'normal' option it happens less frequently. Also, my red 'live' light won't be on, but I'll see traffic going by and corn husks moving in the breeze, so I know it's 'live' even though the red light isn't on.  I was driving myself crazy hitting that stupid 'live' button all the time until I realized it WAS already live, even if the light wasn't lit.  ;D ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2019, 10:58:13 AM
Got it working now!  For some reason there is a huge white space that I posted below, and way down below on the page is the feed.  Strange, its never been like that before on my PC. 


It's almost like you have something else open - I couldn't tell, is it all on one page (screen)?  And the box with lines in it usually means how do you want to display this (list, detail, etc.), and that's what I saw at the top on the right - if it's the same thing I'm thinking of.

NW, I don't have nothing else open.  It's all on one page.  I re-saved Tulsa's link in my favorites and it still opens like that.  I have to scroll down to see the video.  To me, it seems like its a long page or something. Oh, well at least I can see Mom and DM2 now.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 10, 2019, 11:18:36 AM
Celebrating January 10, 2019 National Save the Eagles Day!

Thank you for the update RRP!!! Welcome to the family DM-2 :)
https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2019, 11:22:07 AM
Came back from fixing myself a sandwich, refreshed my screen, and all is well!  Thank you!!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4874/45775949075_2804256d86_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 10, 2019, 11:35:55 AM
Came back from fixing myself a sandwich, refreshed my screen, and all is well!  Thank you!!


I'll try refreshing mine as well, because now I've got the same thing you had!  Very odd - never had that before.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 10, 2019, 11:38:59 AM
Celebrating January 10, 2019 National Save the Eagles Day!

Thank you for the update RRP!!! Welcome to the family DM-2 :)
https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/


Nice side-by-side comparison, Lori!  Thanks for passing that on.  A couple more 'tells' I use - his beak is much yellower than Mom's and he has more 'chin feathers' (male eagle equivalent of a goatee!)  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: mrsfalcon on January 10, 2019, 11:47:37 AM
Hi all! I'm going to be setting up a Decorah Eagles 2019 thread. I'll try to split this one so all 2019 posts are included.

Thanks!

Amy
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 10, 2019, 12:00:07 PM
Hi all! I'm going to be setting up a Decorah Eagles 2019 thread. I'll try to split this one so all 2019 posts are included.

Thanks!

Amy

Thank you Amy for all of your hard work & support. 
We (heart) & appreciate you very much!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 10, 2019, 12:45:16 PM
flash chat
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2019, 12:51:41 PM
Afternoon nest pics

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7854/46691661711_f2fa45148d_b.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7833/46691660351_d50262f265_b.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4849/46691659061_e0b3a01326_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 10, 2019, 12:59:08 PM
Hi all! I'm going to be setting up a Decorah Eagles 2019 thread. I'll try to split this one so all 2019 posts are included.

Thanks!

Amy

Thank you Amy for all of your hard work & support. 
We (heart) & appreciate you very much!!!!


Ditto!  Thank goodness for dedicated people such as yourself.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 10, 2019, 01:01:54 PM
Afternoon nest pics

Love that first pic Lisa. Was that a short stand-off, or affection?  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2019, 01:38:35 PM
Afternoon nest pics

Love that first pic Lisa. Was that a short stand-off, or affection?  :)

Thanks, NW....it was almost a beak.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tulsaducati on January 10, 2019, 02:10:49 PM
NW, much better than a couple of days ago 8)

Lisa, I do get a circle off & on-have to click the live :-\

MpMom, I still get the dreaded circle also off & on throughout the day, but I put my resolution at 1080 which I think may cause that sometimes. It seems when I use the 'normal' option it happens less frequently. Also, my red 'live' light won't be on, but I'll see traffic going by and corn husks moving in the breeze, so I know it's 'live' even though the red light isn't on.  I was driving myself crazy hitting that stupid 'live' button all the time until I realized it WAS already live, even if the light wasn't lit.  ;D ::)


If you are watching the video stream and do not see the red light beside live, you are not on real time, you are most likely rewound a bit. When you click the live button, it brings you current.



Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 10, 2019, 02:46:09 PM
tulsa - I always feel a bit rewound! ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tulsaducati on January 10, 2019, 02:54:31 PM
 ;D  T40
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 10, 2019, 02:58:29 PM
NW, much better than a couple of days ago 8)

Lisa, I do get a circle off & on-have to click the live :-\

MpMom, I still get the dreaded circle also off & on throughout the day, but I put my resolution at 1080 which I think may cause that sometimes. It seems when I use the 'normal' option it happens less frequently. Also, my red 'live' light won't be on, but I'll see traffic going by and corn husks moving in the breeze, so I know it's 'live' even though the red light isn't on.  I was driving myself crazy hitting that stupid 'live' button all the time until I realized it WAS already live, even if the light wasn't lit.  ;D ::)


If you are watching the video stream and do not see the red light beside live, you are not on real time, you are most likely rewound a bit. When you click the live button, it brings you current.

When I hit the 'live' button, the circle comes up for a second and the screen doesn't appear to change at all.  It's still on the same scene as before hitting the button.  That's why I stopped doing it. It did seem like there was a tiny, almost imperceptible 'hiccup' wherein a car on the road might move up a bit, but hardly noticeable.  So you're saying I DO need to keep hitting the live button?  If so, I'm doing that at least 20 times a day or more!  Never had these issues before the website had problems before the holidays, but now I do.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 10, 2019, 03:22:43 PM
Tulsa, I do click on the live & it keeps going off & the circle goes. It has been doing this all day for me :-\

I just got on explore & the live stays on ;D
I put the resolution to 1080 and the live went off & have the circle again :-\
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 10, 2019, 03:59:51 PM

If you are watching the video stream and do not see the red light beside live, you are not on real time, you are most likely rewound a bit. When you click the live button, it brings you current.

Tulsa - I always watch on the RRP page, & noticed this week when it went from RRP Decorah backup stream back to RRP Decorah stream that images were so fuzzy.  I had it set on HD ever since I started watching this nest (& the DN nest).  When it switched back to the regular stream, the quality setting was on 240.  I switched that back to HD. 

Yesterday & this morning I was kicked off the RRP site, with a 321 error message page coming up, telling me that my browser was fine, that CloudFlare in Dallas was fine, but that raptorresource.org was down.  The message at top of the page said RRP subscribes to CloudFlare, & that they'd keep trying until the RRP site was live again.  I still get the red button repeatedly going off even when I haven't scrolled back, but it just takes a second to click the live button again.

What's important to me is that you, Tulsa, are able to create your amazing videos.  I subscribe to your channel & know that your recordings are always excellent documentation of life in the beautiful Iowa cottonwood country.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 10, 2019, 04:06:47 PM
Same with me TPA :-\

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 10, 2019, 04:08:18 PM
Same with me TPA :-\

MPMom - Mom has brought another two-fer fish dinner to the nest!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 10, 2019, 04:11:51 PM
She is amazing TPA ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2019, 04:19:29 PM
Thanks for the pics, MpMom  :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 10, 2019, 06:14:12 PM
Lots of issues today with the live feed.  Been checking in directly with Explore. Sure it will be back tomorrow. Mom and Dad2 sure do have a lot of meals on the nest this year so far. Have a cozy evening all.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 10, 2019, 08:23:08 PM
Ruby, I agree... it will be fine tomorrow.  Nite sweetie!

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7887/46695872291_b42d8d662a.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e9mxYp)2019-01-10 (11) (https://flic.kr/p/2e9mxYp) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Mom and DM2 busy on the nest! Decorah Eagles. 11.28 / 10 January 2019
https://youtu.be/5hg3C9A2nVQ via Arlene Beech
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7868/31754372887_5779f4b2ac.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Qo2sKH)2019-01-10 (7) (https://flic.kr/p/Qo2sKH) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Decorah Eagles Cam ~ DM-2 Brings In Two Live Flopping Fish 1.10.19
https://youtu.be/BJ4IFBkUjKY via LadyHawk
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TX_Ninja on January 11, 2019, 12:34:22 AM
Some great views today. Sometimes I get greedy with the resolution and my system says, "Let me buffer that for a bit or you can knock the resolution back a notch or two."
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2019, 09:42:16 AM
Some nice views from the cam this morning.  Thank you, cam operators  :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 11, 2019, 09:45:03 AM
I've had the RRP live feed up since I got into the office this morning and (fingers crossed) it seems to be working okay now.  It was on the retaining pond for quite a while, now on Y branch view, but still have the red 'live' light. YAY! Hopefully the issues are worked out or are in the process of being worked out.  Thanks to everyone involved with correcting the issue! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2019, 09:46:53 AM
I've had the RRP live feed up since I got into the office this morning and (fingers crossed) it seems to be working okay now.  It was on the retaining pond for quite a while, now on Y branch view, but still have the red 'live' light. YAY! Hopefully the issues are worked out or are in the process of being worked out.  Thanks to everyone involved with correcting the issue!

Fingers crossed for ya, NW
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on January 11, 2019, 10:20:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT4__Nz5HWY    ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 11, 2019, 10:35:22 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT4__Nz5HWY    ;D

PeepSpy, thanks for the laugh! She was so funny on Laugh-In (yes, I'm that old!).  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on January 11, 2019, 10:40:04 AM
Ooops, meant to post in "Beak".  ;D They were talking about old phones.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 11, 2019, 12:30:23 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2019, 12:35:16 PM
Nice pics, MpMom
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 11, 2019, 12:46:49 PM
;)

Great pics MpMom! That stormy looking background is a great setting for a fierce eagle.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 11, 2019, 01:33:04 PM
Thanks Lisa!

NW, mama could scratch the eyes right out of anything :o

Had to put my resolution down to 720 to keep it live :-\
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 11, 2019, 02:08:23 PM
Thanks Lisa!

NW, mama could scratch the eyes right out of anything :o

Had to put my resolution down to 720 to keep it live :-\

Mine's set on Auto resolution and it was live all morning, but red live light went out again this afternoon.  Only had to refresh once though, so that's a heck of a lot better than the 20+ times every day lately.  Always grateful for the technology RRP has put in place for our education and enjoyment, so not complaining.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 11, 2019, 02:16:50 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
January 8 at 8:25 PM

Tonight's Nestflix features videos from the Decorah Eagles, Decorah North Eagles, Mississippi Flyway Cam, and Great Spirit Bluff cameras. I liked all them, but especially loved the nest guard duty and close-ups in Decorah, this morning's nestorations at Decorah North, and the vivid Red-Bellied Woodpecker at GSB. If you can only watch one video, make sure to check out the eagle buffet and coyote visitor on the Mississippi River Flyway Cam. This was fascinating for so many reasons - multiple eagles feeding at once, some great displays of eagle table manners, and a coyote who crossed the ice to take a look at dinner. We hope you enjoy the videos as much as we did, and thanks as always to our camera operators and video makers for finding and sharing such special moments with us!

Decorah Eagles

01/08/19: Nest guard duty, fit test - https://youtu.be/0P7USln_ew0. Nice fly-ins and fly-outs, nest guarding, and DM2 takes the nestbowl for a spin! It's fascinating to me to watch DM2 as we add to our knowledge about instinctual and learned behaviors. I also enjoyed seeing how high and deep the nestbowl was piled. In addition to making me want to take a nap - the nest is never this nice when we are up working on cameras! - deep, multiple layers of soft, fluffy material will provide excellent insulation in rain or snow!

01/07/19: Sticky Monday - https://youtu.be/cPThPUUPVGE. The sticky fun starts at 1:19! I also recommend comparing the opening frame with the last frame to see what Mom and DM2 did. In addition to bringing in sticks, they shredded a lot of soft materials for the bottom of the nestbowl.

01/05/19: Nestorations & Closeups - https://youtu.be/BjzWT_b3-4o. Watch the whole video or go straight to 2:43 for some wonderful close ups of DM2! Better put that tail down - wind can raise havoc with an upraised tail!

Decorah North Eagles

01/08/18: Morning delight - https://youtu.be/K_mFIe1Fi8w. My first thought on this video - is this winter? My second thought - wow, look at that nest bowl! The eagles have built a lovely structure from the relatively flat starter nest we built for them. If you look closely, you'll see a clear outer and inner ring, with high crib rails and a nice neat nest bowl. Look for some cool close-ups at 2:26, 3:17, and 6:05; some nest-cup work starting at 14:40, and some very cool perching at 15:55. I really enjoyed this video!

01/05/19: Afternoon bath for the eagles - https://youtu.be/2qVHh-j3n8g. Splish splash, it was time for a bath! Both eagles enjoy a dip on a relatively balmy January day.

Mississippi River Flyway

01/07/19: Breakfast Interactions - https://youtu.be/3SDR2rZahbI. A mixed age group of Bald Eagles vies for breakfish. Look for eagles running on ice and the fascinating sight of eagles feeding on a carcass together. While it isn't all share and share-alike - the eagles bicker over table rights while they eat - there are several points where more than one eagle feeds at the same time.

01/07/18: Coyote hoping for some of the eagle's breakfast - https://youtu.be/OWTp9l7B0Oc. And then the coyote showed up! After scaring the eagles away, it appeared to sniff at the carcass before trotting across the ice. While it watched from the background (check the video starting at 2:23), four eagles came back. Take a look starting at 3:46 for some very cool footage, and watch the eagles start to come back!

Great Spirit Bluff

01/08/17: Red-Bellied Woodpecker at Great Spirit Bluff - https://youtu.be/KvIvMi1v3_Q. Very cool footage of an adult male Red-Bellied Woodpecker hanging out at the the rock ledge diner! He appears to be picking at some left-over jerky left behind by Newman and Michelle!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2019, 02:26:39 PM
Thanks Lisa!

NW, mama could scratch the eyes right out of anything :o

Had to put my resolution down to 720 to keep it live :-\

Mine's set on Auto resolution and it was live all morning, but red live light went out again this afternoon.  Only had to refresh once though, so that's a heck of a lot better than the 20+ times every day lately.  Always grateful for the technology RRP has put in place for our education and enjoyment, so not complaining.

 ;D I must have jinxed myself crossing fingers for you.  I have been having the weird screen issues that I was having yesterday....most of the RRP page being white and then scrolling down and seeing the live feed.  I don't seem to have any issue with the LIVE button tho. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 11, 2019, 03:00:43 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
January 8 at 8:25 PM

Tonight's Nestflix features videos from the Decorah Eagles, Decorah North Eagles, Mississippi Flyway Cam, and Great Spirit Bluff cameras. I liked all them, but especially loved the nest guard duty and close-ups in Decorah, this morning's nestorations at Decorah North, and the vivid Red-Bellied Woodpecker at GSB. If you can only watch one video, make sure to check out the eagle buffet and coyote visitor on the Mississippi River Flyway Cam. This was fascinating for so many reasons - multiple eagles feeding at once, some great displays of eagle table manners, and a coyote who crossed the ice to take a look at dinner. We hope you enjoy the videos as much as we did, and thanks as always to our camera operators and video makers for finding and sharing such special moments with us!


Thanks for passing on the FB post, T40!  So nice of you to always do that.  I really enjoyed these videos, especially the one from DNN where they're bathing and the one from the Mississippi Flyway with the coyote.  That coyote was beside himself watching more and more eagles landing near HIS carcass! LOL At one point he picked up a big stick and I wondered if he was going to try to run them off with it, but he gave up and walked off.  I was afraid for the eagles with him so close, but I think he was more afraid of the eagles!  Smart coyote.  One hungry coyote no match for 9 hungry eagles who can fly.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 11, 2019, 03:14:02 PM
Thanks T40! Love bathing eagles ;D

Lisa, I hope your problems is fixed soon :(

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 11, 2019, 03:24:32 PM
The Morning Delight video from DNN was very cool and you wouldn't know that from the description.  A lot of flyabouts, one sequence where both eagles land in the wooded area behind the nest and are essentially hidden before flying off.  Also there were two instances of the female breaking off sticks and bringing to the nest. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 11, 2019, 03:28:02 PM
Thanks people!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 11, 2019, 04:02:53 PM
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Post by: MpMom on January 11, 2019, 04:10:40 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2019, 04:49:39 PM
Thanks T40! Love bathing eagles ;D

Lisa, I hope your problems is fixed soon :(

Thanks, MpMom, me too!

Your pics are great.  :) I've been in the kitchen all afternoon, and missing all the good shots. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TX_Ninja on January 11, 2019, 11:04:01 PM
Great videos and screen captures, all!
Thanks!

The clock is clicking down...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on January 12, 2019, 12:14:00 AM
This clock has been reset from the rafters on down.   

All is good in this N2B cottonwood.

From this cam viewers perspective we are all on a new CST eagle time clock.   8)

On eagle time now. Trust the eagles I do. Pip & I are firmly planted in the NWZ here ..

As far as Mom and DM2 "figuring it out" while on camera ... maybe, big maybe 15 to 20 % of their everyday eagle life is visible at this time of year live on the N2B cameras.
What are they doing with the other 80 to 85% of there time off camera ??  ;) ;) ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 12, 2019, 08:35:22 AM
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Post by: MpMom on January 12, 2019, 09:23:45 AM
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Post by: MpMom on January 12, 2019, 09:43:01 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 12, 2019, 10:06:17 AM
Great photos, MPMom!

When DM2 came back to nest yelling at 9:26, he was chased in by a sub-adult or juvie (no white tail).  It appears as perhaps when DM2 flew off at 9:24 he went to the retention pond for a snack.  He finally ate his fish snack whole.

Tulsa has a great video of Mom being buzzed by a sub-adult or juvie minutes after DM2 ate his snack on the nest.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADhTFy-8Ojs

Tulsa has another great video of the visitor briefly landing on the maple after s/he buzzed Mom.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkfNr7AHxQM

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 12, 2019, 10:22:14 AM
TPA, I was so surprised to get the juvie or sub in the pic. Must be the one causing problems 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 12, 2019, 10:41:33 AM
Mp, good catch on the juvie!

Thanks for pics
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 12, 2019, 11:00:24 AM
Thank you Amy! Was lost but now am found ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 12, 2019, 11:02:17 AM
Thanks for the new board, Amy.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 12, 2019, 11:49:43 AM
Thanks for the new board, Amy.

MpMom, great pics!!

Thanks for posting the videos, TPA.  I missed all of this. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: julie on January 12, 2019, 01:20:06 PM
Thanks also.  the intruder poic was good one for keeping.  Clock ticking away!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 12, 2019, 01:49:07 PM
Thanks all for the fab caps and video! ;)

I went through the video of the juvie on the maple frame-by-frame looking for a backpack. Of all the juvies visiting Decorah this year, I figure Mom might "recognize" one with a backpack and antenna. D27 managed to roost near N2B a couple of times and Mom would have surely noticed her and "allowed" her to stay the night. But that tolerance is probably more indicative of how tolerant adults are to juvies in general, rather than "recognizing" one with a backpack and an antenna. But who knows?!

The attached screenshot is the closest I saw to a backpack and antenna. But the white spots on the eagle's back look like hatch-year mottling to me. And what made me sit up straight and think it was an antenna, is an anomaly of a straight line of light between the tree branches. Nature doesn't usually like straight lines, but it's there after viewing several frames without the eagle in the shot.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 12, 2019, 02:16:51 PM

T40 - Great analysis of the lovely visitor to the cottonwood today!

Since I've been on RRP less than a year I don't know what backpacks & antennas look like.  I enlarged your image & enhanced the contrast some, but I'm still clueless.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 12, 2019, 02:49:37 PM

T40 - Great analysis of the lovely visitor to the cottonwood today!

Since I've been on RRP less than a year I don't know what backpacks & antennas look like.  I enlarged your image & enhanced the contrast some, but I'm still clueless.

TPA -- Here's one of Sue Bruhling's photos of D27 with her backpack on 8/15/17.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 12, 2019, 03:03:46 PM

T40 - Great analysis of the lovely visitor to the cottonwood today!

Since I've been on RRP less than a year I don't know what backpacks & antennas look like.  I enlarged your image & enhanced the contrast some, but I'm still clueless.

Thanks, TPA! I've got some photos and videos for you! I think you can see why I thought that white spot on today's juvie's back could be a transmitter and just how hard a transmitter/antenna is to see!  ;)

Decorah Eagles 7-13-11, D1/E2 with transmitter - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ7CrREEf0A

Decorah Eaglets- D14's Transmitter Update--6-30-12 (5:14am) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uFp9D54-aY

Decorah N2B 16/07/1 13:36 D24 makes quick visit to 4 o'clock branch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krZBe9VITTU

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 12, 2019, 03:23:10 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
18 hrs

TGIF and Happy Fri-yay! We have Nestflix from Decorah, Decorah North, and the Mississippi Flyway. I loved all of these videos, but don't miss the barred owl visitor and giant stick at Decorah North (the stick was big enough that it took planning to get to the nest), coyotes on ice, or Mom's very fresh two for one fish special in Decorah! I love seeing life in and beyond our nests and on the Mississippi. Who would've guessed that we'd see coyotes on ice in the middle of the day? What else don't we see all around us? Thanks so much for watching and learning with us as we begin another year! <3

Decorah Eagles

1/11/19: DM2 nest work continues - https://youtu.be/W1dlS1Sbak4. Wow! I'm really hoping to get a time lapse done soon to document the amount of work that Mom and DM2 have done on N2B this year! The bottom of the bark diamond is covered, the crib rails are raised, and the bottom of the nest is filled with shredded husks and grasses.

1/10/19: Early bird two-for-one fish special - https://youtu.be/SCJ6I4WWbgg. Why take one fish when you can BOGO? Mom brings two floppy fish to the nest. She must have been hungry because they don't last very long!

1/09/19: Nuthatch visitor - https://youtu.be/gYqWNOIXIB0. A tiny little bit of nuthatch cuteness as a white-breasted nuthatch visits N2B. Nuthatches will happily eat protein, so it may have been looking for scraps.

1/09/19: Mom with 2 fish, one still floppy - https://youtu.be/lCgyRKkQz0E. The video opens with a beautiful look at the nest bowl and what will eventually be the nest cup. Mom flies in with two fish - one still flopping! - which made me think of her SuperMom spring. Look for alert vocals in the 3rd minute, followed by a very fresh sushi lunch!

Decorah North Eagles

1/10/19: Decorah North Eagles Owl Visitor, Vocals & Copulation - https://youtu.be/lc76r93mIPQ. The barred owl visitor is extremely cool (although the North eagles would disagree)! Thanks to a morning-owl camera operator, we get a great look at it (check its eyes, which are fully dialated since it can't see IR light). The camera operator switches to the eagles and then back to the owl, who is now in the nest, at 3:33. The video concludes with copulation and nestorations.

1/08/19: Navigating with a huge stick - https://youtu.be/0IhSjLntUZQ. Holy cow, look at that stick! The male has to rest out in the pasture and perhaps plan an approach for bringing it in. After he gets to the branch, go to 1:32 to watch him take off. As we see at about 1:52, he flew out across the field (listen for crows between 1:32 and 1:52) to get the best approach. Stick tango follows!

Flyway Cam

1/9/18: Coyote is back, with friends - https://youtu.be/tnpPH8uAZUs. This is so cool! A coyote trots across thin river ice. Since it wouldn't need to do this to travel between territories or get to mates, it may be looking for gizzard shad or other carrion on the river ice and in shallow water. A second coyote follows at 2:13 and we get a nice look at them together starting at 4:37. A third coyote joins them at around 5:23. Note that two are tails up and one is tail down. If you look closely, hackles are also up. After what looks like a dominance interaction, the three continue slip-sliding on the ice, although everyone's tail is now up. I'm going to find some coyote people to talk with about what we are seeing here.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 12, 2019, 03:24:52 PM
Thanks so much, Ginger & T40!

Wow - the antenna is difficult to see.  I could see D27's antenna clearly in the 2017 photo, but still cannot find an antenna on the photo from a few months ago.  Light is easily reflected off the top part of the transmitter itself, and can look like a white spot. 

The transmitter tracking information is so interesting, and it's fascinating that the extensive travels & adventures of beautiful D27 are documented through the technology that's in her backpack.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 12, 2019, 04:18:56 PM
Mom brought in a big log beam & doesn't appreciate DM2 trying to help her place it.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on January 12, 2019, 04:26:43 PM
"log"  ;D They are so funny with the sticks!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 12, 2019, 04:28:04 PM
TPA, that log looked like the horns of a steer!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 12, 2019, 05:10:34 PM
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Post by: T40cfr403 on January 12, 2019, 05:12:05 PM
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Post by: Matisse1 on January 12, 2019, 05:17:57 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 12, 2019, 05:18:39 PM
Mom was busy placing her skinny long stick & started looking around.  Was this DM2 who did the zoom close flyby? 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on January 12, 2019, 05:19:58 PM
Mom showing DM2 who's boss lol.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 12, 2019, 05:20:07 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on January 12, 2019, 05:29:24 PM
Looks like they will be spending the night in the nest tree.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 12, 2019, 06:19:22 PM
Thanks for the laughs you all.  Your captions are great!  Thanks for the pics too.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: bsheer on January 12, 2019, 08:11:48 PM
Mom showing DM2 who's boss lol.

Hi! Long time since I've popped in!!

I had to come see what others were saying about this! I understand the "move" mom's making, and I watched her mount Dad last winter too, but am I the only one to feel sorry for DM2 when he's staying face down even after she's off of him? He looks so sad! I'm saying to my screen, "get up! get up!"
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 12, 2019, 08:19:26 PM
bsheer I had the same feeling for the talon-pecked DM2. Mom a little too much for him and me.  For the other 8 years we've seen M do the initiating, that's not unusual.  But his total submission into bole is not usual.

Thanks T40 and Ginger for the antenna samples.  Even if you know what you're looking for it is still not always easy to find them.  I would think the newbies are at a real disadvantage if they haven't a clue on what they look like.

And one big smile for the pic of the Diva -- not only got to see but got to HEAR her comment.   LOL

P   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 12, 2019, 08:49:24 PM
Mom showing DM2 who's boss lol.

Hi! Long time since I've popped in!!

I had to come see what others were saying about this! I understand the "move" mom's making, and I watched her mount Dad last winter too, but am I the only one to feel sorry for DM2 when he's staying face down even after she's off of him? He looks so sad! I'm saying to my screen, "get up! get up!"

bsheer
-- I  noticed that today dm2 remained in a submissive pose for much less time than he did the first time -- at least that's my impression.  And when he stood up he just went on as usual. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 12, 2019, 09:04:10 PM
bsheer I had the same feeling for the talon-pecked DM2. Mom a little too much for him and me.  For the other 8 years we've seen M do the initiating, that's not unusual.  But his total submission into bole is not usual.

Thanks T40 and Ginger for the antenna samples.  Even if you know what you're looking for it is still not always easy to find them.  I would think the newbies are at a real disadvantage if they haven't a clue on what they look like.

And one big smile for the pic of the Diva -- not only got to see but got to HEAR her comment.   LOL

P

May have been his first time, Puff.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 12, 2019, 09:17:07 PM
Mom showing DM2 who's boss lol.

Hi! Long time since I've popped in!!

I had to come see what others were saying about this! I understand the "move" mom's making, and I watched her mount Dad last winter too, but am I the only one to feel sorry for DM2 when he's staying face down even after she's off of him? He looks so sad! I'm saying to my screen, "get up! get up!"

bsheer
-- I  noticed that today dm2 remained in a submissive pose for much less time than he did the first time -- at least that's my impression.  And when he stood up he just went on as usual.

Ginger - I do think DM2 stood up earlier today than he did on New Years Day.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLeNR2ocnlCOeLjMdVqSD_6KUa71bpL0tv&time_continue=13&v=qmukoDeMOgk
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TX_Ninja on January 12, 2019, 09:17:29 PM
Whoo Hoo!! Let's get 2019 started!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 12, 2019, 09:21:12 PM
Mom showing DM2 who's boss lol.

Hi! Long time since I've popped in!!

I had to come see what others were saying about this! I understand the "move" mom's making, and I watched her mount Dad last winter too, but am I the only one to feel sorry for DM2 when he's staying face down even after she's off of him? He looks so sad! I'm saying to my screen, "get up! get up!"

bsheer
-- I  noticed that today dm2 remained in a submissive pose for much less time than he did the first time -- at least that's my impression.  And when he stood up he just went on as usual.

Ginger - I do think DM2 stood up earlier today than he did on New Years Day.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLeNR2ocnlCOeLjMdVqSD_6KUa71bpL0tv&time_continue=13&v=qmukoDeMOgk

Yes, quite a difference.  Thanks for posting that link, TPA.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: oldguy on January 12, 2019, 09:57:16 PM
Good Evening to all on this forum.  It is new bookmark time after Amy's great work of keeping the forums working.  She only archived 4 forums this year - here is the new automatic bookmarks/favorites...

Beak Room 2019 Forum - https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2561.new.html#new

Cheers 2019 Forum - https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2562.new.html#new

Decorah Eagles 2019 Forum - https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2559.new.html#new

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Hope that all have a great 2019.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: bsheer on January 12, 2019, 10:26:05 PM
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Ginger - I do think DM2 stood up earlier today than he did on New Years Day.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLeNR2ocnlCOeLjMdVqSD_6KUa71bpL0tv&time_continue=13&v=qmukoDeMOgk

I thought the same thing, that it wasn't as long. But as I was watching it live, I actually wondered if he was okay!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 13, 2019, 06:35:44 AM
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Post by: MpMom on January 13, 2019, 06:40:43 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 13, 2019, 06:49:36 AM
Good Morning, MpMom  :)

Thanks for the pics.  DM2 looks awfully comfy in that nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 13, 2019, 07:18:20 AM
Hi Lisa! Yes very comfy, he is so much like dad with his looks & bowling 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 13, 2019, 07:35:37 AM
MpMom - thanks for the photos! 

Mom also had her wings spread & I think that's why DM2 was not successful. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 13, 2019, 08:17:00 AM
ND eating ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on January 13, 2019, 08:17:33 AM
What's for breakfast DM2?  Oh I see fish! lol
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Post by: MpMom on January 13, 2019, 08:25:53 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 13, 2019, 08:28:42 AM
Our new Dad seems so content today :) Think he loves living in Decorah!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 13, 2019, 08:36:35 AM
Morning nest pics

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 13, 2019, 08:38:11 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 13, 2019, 08:50:21 AM
Morning, Matisse  :)

Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 13, 2019, 09:46:41 AM
MpMom - thanks for the photos! 

Mom also had her wings spread & I think that's why DM2 was not successful.

TPA -- I was just watching this in RW and it looked to me like Mom's foot slipped and then she had trouble getting her footing and had to use her wings to try to correct.  She seemed to be off balance.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: lilbirdz on January 13, 2019, 10:28:35 AM
Amy, thanks for the new board. I am just jumping on today to bookmark it. Now I have to figure out how to get it on Chrome's thumbnail like the old one.

I can't wait for the day when I read that DM2 has finally mastered his technique. It's the only way of getting to EGGS!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 13, 2019, 02:12:59 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
17 hrs

1-5-19 Day Trip to Decorah
Story and photos by Robin Brumm

When the weather is going to be sunny and a decent temperature is predicted, I can hear Decorah calling, so I got up at Dark o'Clock (on a weekend!!!) and off I went! As I pulled up to the intersection of Trout Run Rd, and Siewers Springs road, I looked in all the favorite perch spots. No one on the Y branch, the maple tree, or the bluffs, so I turned toward the nest. I pulled off onto the shoulder of the road and saw that Mom was perched above and in a tree near the N2B tree, and DM2 was perched in the tree near the bridge & curve of the bike trail.

They both stayed in their respective perch places, until finally DM2 flew to the nest and then the skywalk. He wasn't there very long and then flew off to the southwest. Mom stayed in the tree near N2B for quite a while. In fact, a red tailed hawk flew in a few trees away, but Mom only glanced at it occasionally and didn't seem concerned. The hawk flew to the ground in the brush below and looked like it caught some type of prey, and flew off. Shortly after that, DM2 flew in with some nesting materials, and Mom was not far behind him. They made several in-and-outs with nesting materials and a stick or two.

I decided to walk over toward the nest. The trail in front of the nest was still covered with snow. They don't scoop that part of the trail during the winter, and it is often used by cross county skiers, people snowshoeing, or "fat biking" (riding bikes with fat tires on the snow). As I got out of the car, I saw a mating attempt on the skywalk. They both then flew to a tree nearby, vocalized and perched for awhile before heading off to the southwest. About 5 minutes after they left, a sub adult flew to the maple, perched for just a few minutes and then flew off. It looked like it could be about 3 years old, give or take. It's too bad none of them ever wear the name tags I made for them, when they stop by, lol

I waited an hour or so (okay, maybe 2 hours or so!!) and then headed for home. I decided to go the Bobway home. The Bobway, is a back roads route that Bob Anderson told me about. There is an eagles nest on that route, so I wanted to see if there was any activity. As I was driving along about 5-7 miles from the Bobway nest, I saw an eagle flying low over the road up ahead. I slowed down and as I got closer, I saw 4 eagles (one was a youngster) in the middle of a cornfield eating a dead carcass. Of course I had to take a few pictures. I then continued down the road and saw 2 eagles perched in the top of a pine tree. They could have been 2 of the eagles that were in the field, because 2 of them had flown off in the direction of the pine tree where they were perched. It was a few miles from the nest, so it might have been the Bobway eagles, but I have no way of know that, since I've never seen them close enough to note any ID markers. After a few more pictures I continued on my way home. What an exciting day! It's a good eagle day when you see Mom and DM2 and at least 4 more eagles! Hopefully in 3 months, I will be able to see 5 eagles when I go to Decorah! (I'm hoping for 3 eaglets again this year!) I can't wait to see how this season unfolds!

Note: I have added some photos to my album from 12-15-18. I went to Decorah that day but didn't have time to write up a day trip. Mom and DM2 spent about an hour or more perched on the maple tree. I was able to get a few nice photos and wanted to share them with you. The photos are labeled with dates, so you know which photos are from which day.

** RRP greatly appreciates Robin's generosity in sharing her photos and reminds you they are copyright and may not be downloaded without her express written permission.
https://robinbrumm.zenfolio.com/p426720516

Featured photo: DM2 and Mom Decorah perched on the Maple.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 13, 2019, 04:18:53 PM
Thanks for the Robin report, T40
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 13, 2019, 04:42:40 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: bsheer on January 13, 2019, 04:55:05 PM
;)

That sunset is gorgeous!! The nest is looking very stick-y ready, and the eagles seem to be hanging around a lot. I hope this means there's something else productive happening!

Thanks for all the pictures from today; I hadn't had a chance to check in on them.

And aren't Robin's pictures simply beautiful? I'm always amazed.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 13, 2019, 05:08:42 PM
Gorgeous sunset pic, MPMom 😊
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 13, 2019, 05:37:27 PM
It is beautiful Lisa ;D

Bsheer, Robins photos are always amazing!
Nest is ready waiting for our ND to get the hang of mating. We have time & I am sure he will get it right, He is so young. He is so handsome, like dad was ;D
I can imagine how excited he will be if & when there are egglets ;D Just imagine him being a new dad for the 1st time 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on January 14, 2019, 11:08:35 AM
Yayy! 2019 Forum!  Fingers crossed for babies this year.  Watching mom and DM2 for any signs of successful mating.  We shall soon see!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: lilbirdz on January 14, 2019, 11:18:12 AM
DM2 just flew in to grab nestover and take it to a branch.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 14, 2019, 11:28:53 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 14, 2019, 11:42:22 AM
Thanks for the pic, MpMom
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 14, 2019, 11:45:29 AM
DM2 just flew in to grab nestover and take it to a branch.

This pic is pretty blurry, but you can see he's got the prey in his talons when he flies in.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 14, 2019, 11:53:15 AM
I want to take cloth, and wipe my screen, so I can see.   ;D

Thanks for the pic, Ginger
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Sasafrass452 on January 14, 2019, 12:03:15 PM
Glad I'm not the only one feeling an urge to wipe the screen.... ;D

I want to take cloth, and wipe my screen, so I can see.   ;D

Thanks for the pic, Ginger
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 14, 2019, 12:20:49 PM
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Post by: T40cfr403 on January 14, 2019, 12:21:07 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on January 14, 2019, 12:21:22 PM
I was also trying to stop myself from looking like an idiot wiping the screen ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 14, 2019, 12:29:22 PM
LOL Shooter ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 14, 2019, 12:30:57 PM
 ;D, Shooter

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 14, 2019, 12:33:42 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 14, 2019, 12:41:29 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 14, 2019, 12:43:47 PM
Oh, I like that, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on January 14, 2019, 12:48:39 PM
Beautiful images everyone!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 14, 2019, 12:49:20 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 14, 2019, 12:51:35 PM
Thank you cam operators for these wonderful shots today!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Beth on January 14, 2019, 12:55:29 PM
Is that a newly broken branch?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on January 14, 2019, 01:03:23 PM
I'm loving the new cameras and the cam ops, especially the ability to "find" our couple.  Amazing!

Beth, it looks to me, like it's been broken recently. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 14, 2019, 01:07:26 PM
 ;) i guess that branch snapped off recently (the one next to mom?)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 14, 2019, 01:16:41 PM
Thanks everyone for the pictures, I love all of them. Coming to the forum is such a treat!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 14, 2019, 01:30:01 PM
Still can't believe Mom's new partner isn't going to have Dad in his name. When the nestlings are here I will say "their Dad" :) Like I will say "Hope their Dad comes back soon." " Was that their Dad or their Mom?" lol All kinds of ways to fit in Dad
Mom's new partner and soon to be our new Dad is beyond capable. He has the right stuff and has so many skills already. I love him. Mom's dominance seems to shout "I love you, stay with me forever". Don't you agree?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on January 14, 2019, 01:30:27 PM
Aww DM2 moved closer to his lady love.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 14, 2019, 01:31:18 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 14, 2019, 01:40:22 PM
Aww DM2 moved closer to his lady love.

He loves her.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: jfrancl on January 14, 2019, 01:54:03 PM
F;lash chat now
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 14, 2019, 03:26:55 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 14, 2019, 04:09:26 PM
;) i guess that branch snapped off recently (the one next to mom?)

Matisse -- That branch was dead and had been hanging down for a long time and finally fell off at 10:33 a.m. on 10/11/18.  I took some screenshots at the time and made a note of the time it occurred.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 14, 2019, 04:30:05 PM
I am impressed Ginger. Lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 14, 2019, 04:34:11 PM
I am impressed Ginger. Lol

Lol, willi.  Don't be too impressed.  I seldom make a note of when things happen and it's just a fluke that I noted this one.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: DekeCora on January 14, 2019, 04:44:12 PM
Wow Ginger!  Nothing gets by you!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 14, 2019, 07:16:01 PM
Wow Ginger!  Nothing gets by you!  ;D

Ginger is our go-to gal!!! :) We all (heart) Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 14, 2019, 09:24:51 PM
From RRP Facebook page.  7:38 p.m. Today


Nestflix! Tonight's stars: Mom and DM2. Relatively warm weather and increasing daylight length and intensity have both of them busy with nestorations, stick delivery, and bonding. We usually have specific recommendations, but I loved every one of these videos. Watch them all the way through our pick your favorite moments! Thanks so much to our camera operators and video makers for finding and sharing special moments with all of us!

Decorah Eagles

1/14/19: Mom closeups, flight to nearby tree - https://youtu.be/KGZnt3DNN7k. Wow! Fans of Super Mom will love this! Watch from the beginning or skip straight to 1:06 for wonderful close-ups of Mom! She flies out - also very cool - at 2:34 to a nearby branch, and the camera operator gives us a great look at her and at DM2 to the Skywalk Branch before switching to Mom at 3:06. Look for beak feaking at 3:27.

1/14/19: 1pm DM2 closeups, and a mini-shimmy - https://youtu.be/GdjUZz02TB8. Wonderful close-ups and a great look at the nestbowl! Mom and DM2 are shredding husks, fluffing the nestbowl, and piling it high! With all of the nesting material (and presumably corn kernels), it isn't surprising we're seeing mice and squirrels filch from the nest.

1/13/19: DM2's breakfast and uninvited guest - https://youtu.be/cqmYofGD0GM. Watch all the way through or jump to 7:28 to see the unexpected guest. I was quite surprised! Was the crow keeping an eye on DM2? Hoping for some scraps? Taking shelter from something more dangerous than an eagle? If it wanted scraps, why was it vocalizing? We're going to ask some crow people about this!

1/12/19: Mom Mounts DM-2, Nestorations&Cheeky Beaky - https://youtu.be/pwicV2mqutc. We trying not to count our eggs before they are laid, or worry about whether they will be laid, so I find this very reassuring! I also want to point out Mom's feet at 35 seconds. It you look, you'll see they are a little balled up, her toes are loose, and she has at least one toe up. Mom isn't looking to inflict damage or hurt DM2, and all of their behavior: copulation and dominance displays, mutual nestorations, perching together, tandem nest defense, and even Beakerson's moments, point to a strong bond between the two of them.

1/12/19: Mom not happy with company in the tree - https://youtu.be/j1ymfD9KtQE. A juvenile bald eagle tries to perch next to Mom in the maple and she is none too happy about it!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 15, 2019, 07:14:25 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 15, 2019, 07:58:42 AM
so cute! Hi MPMOM! More sticks!



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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 15, 2019, 08:02:59 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 15, 2019, 08:22:49 AM
From RRP Facebook page.  7:38 p.m. Today


Nestflix! Tonight's stars: Mom and DM2. Relatively warm weather and increasing daylight length and intensity have both of them busy with nestorations, stick delivery, and bonding. We usually have specific recommendations, but I loved every one of these videos. Watch them all the way through our pick your favorite moments! Thanks so much to our camera operators and video makers for finding and sharing special moments with all of us!

Decorah Eagles

1/14/19: Mom closeups, flight to nearby tree - https://youtu.be/KGZnt3DNN7k. Wow! Fans of Super Mom will love this! Watch from the beginning or skip straight to 1:06 for wonderful close-ups of Mom! She flies out - also very cool - at 2:34 to a nearby branch, and the camera operator gives us a great look at her and at DM2 to the Skywalk Branch before switching to Mom at 3:06. Look for beak feaking at 3:27.

1/14/19: 1pm DM2 closeups, and a mini-shimmy - https://youtu.be/GdjUZz02TB8. Wonderful close-ups and a great look at the nestbowl! Mom and DM2 are shredding husks, fluffing the nestbowl, and piling it high! With all of the nesting material (and presumably corn kernels), it isn't surprising we're seeing mice and squirrels filch from the nest.

1/13/19: DM2's breakfast and uninvited guest - https://youtu.be/cqmYofGD0GM. Watch all the way through or jump to 7:28 to see the unexpected guest. I was quite surprised! Was the crow keeping an eye on DM2? Hoping for some scraps? Taking shelter from something more dangerous than an eagle? If it wanted scraps, why was it vocalizing? We're going to ask some crow people about this!

1/12/19: Mom Mounts DM-2, Nestorations&Cheeky Beaky - https://youtu.be/pwicV2mqutc. We trying not to count our eggs before they are laid, or worry about whether they will be laid, so I find this very reassuring! I also want to point out Mom's feet at 35 seconds. It you look, you'll see they are a little balled up, her toes are loose, and she has at least one toe up. Mom isn't looking to inflict damage or hurt DM2, and all of their behavior: copulation and dominance displays, mutual nestorations, perching together, tandem nest defense, and even Beakerson's moments, point to a strong bond between the two of them.

1/12/19: Mom not happy with company in the tree - https://youtu.be/j1ymfD9KtQE. A juvenile bald eagle tries to perch next to Mom in the maple and she is none too happy about it!

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Ginger thank you for posting and previewing each of the day's activities in Decorah. I love every one of them.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 15, 2019, 08:26:45 AM
Getting the feeling RRP will put Dad in Mom's new mate's name once we have one of DM2's offsprings in the nest. Fingers crossed :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 15, 2019, 04:40:09 PM
Spotted just one eagle on the maple at 4PM CST. 

What is the pink colored matter on left side of nest bowl? Did corn husks act as paper towels when a meal was placed there & eaten? 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2019, 04:43:22 PM
Spotted just one eagle on the maple at 4PM CST. 

What is the pink colored matter on left side of nest bowl? Did corn husks act as paper towels when a meal was placed there & eaten?

TPA, that is that DM2 brought in a few hours ago. 

I tried to get a screenshot of him coming in with it, but it was too blurry. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 15, 2019, 06:47:56 PM
Spotted just one eagle on the maple at 4PM CST. 

What is the pink colored matter on left side of nest bowl? Did corn husks act as paper towels when a meal was placed there & eaten?

TPA, that is that DM2 brought in a few hours ago. 

I tried to get a screenshot of him coming in with it, but it was too blurry.

Lisa - thank you.  I missed that, but thankfully Tulsa has a video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH3teEUInsg&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2019, 06:51:24 PM
Spotted just one eagle on the maple at 4PM CST. 

What is the pink colored matter on left side of nest bowl? Did corn husks act as paper towels when a meal was placed there & eaten?

TPA, that is that DM2 brought in a few hours ago. 

I tried to get a screenshot of him coming in with it, but it was too blurry.

Lisa - thank you.  I missed that, but thankfully Tulsa has a video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH3teEUInsg&feature=youtu.be

I would love to know what it is.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 15, 2019, 11:53:06 PM
Been enjoying all the pics and info posted since the new 2019 board was created. Have the 'Midwestern Crud' and been home for a few days, so this really lifted my spirits! Thanks to all for your fantastic screen shots and to our wonderful camera operators that enable it. I agree with what Ginger said about the behavior we've seen exhibited by Mom and DM2 these last few weeks - the dominance displays, diligent nestorations, and even the 'beakering'. I think it's a match made in heaven and hopefully will produce little angels. :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on January 16, 2019, 03:12:29 AM
You eagle lovers are really on top of the doings and goings on of UM2 & Mom @ N2B 2019. 

Great day to day screen captures, thank you all for posting them dutifully.   8) 8)

We're a bit remote at this time of year, but we're peeking in rest assured ..  :) 
 
I'll eat my Husky's tail if there isn't a D on the horizon.  ;D




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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2019, 05:53:56 AM
Get well soon, NW!

Broken, what a beautiful snowy pic
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 16, 2019, 08:23:23 AM
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Post by: MpMom on January 16, 2019, 09:09:24 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 16, 2019, 09:21:44 AM
;)

Thanks for the great photos, MpMom!

The little woodpecker is back, and appears to be enjoying the mystery prey left by DM2 yesterday.



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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 16, 2019, 09:32:53 AM

Thanks for the pics, MpMom
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 16, 2019, 10:15:00 AM
Downy woodpecker enjoying some suet on the nest :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tjjtj on January 16, 2019, 11:47:54 AM
QQ  Do we count the eaglets by nest or by parents?  Will the next eaglets be called D30 even though it is a different Dad?  I guess we almost have to.  It would get too confusing with two D1s D2s etc.   I think I've answered my own question.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: STLbf on January 16, 2019, 12:58:19 PM
;)

Q MpMom:  What does "ND" mean in some of your photo titles?
I'm trying to keep track of the BEs at N2B, and I'm stumped with "ND."   ???
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 16, 2019, 01:06:05 PM
Tj, I am sure rrp will decide ;)

STLbf, I call him ND for New Dad. Keep the dad in the new family for me. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 16, 2019, 01:29:21 PM
The polar vortex is coming to the AFC Championship game and an eagle nest in Iowa! :o

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 16, 2019, 01:42:58 PM
Yipes T40

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2019, 01:53:17 PM
Thanks for all the nest pics today, MpMom  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 16, 2019, 01:58:50 PM
The polar vortex is coming to the AFC Championship game and an eagle nest in Iowa! :o

T40 - Wind chill in Decorah Saturday night forecast as -15.  Decorah is also forecast to receive 2-3" of snow Friday night. Sunday night into Monday morning is the lunar trifecta of a full lunar eclipse, the blood moon & the wolf moon. 
https://www.weather.gov/dmx/weatherstory
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 16, 2019, 02:40:56 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 16, 2019, 02:52:02 PM
Mom's frisky again.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 16, 2019, 02:55:33 PM
Yes she is TPA ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2019, 03:06:44 PM
Man, I keep missing all the good stuff today.  Thank goodness for your pics, MpMom and TPA!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 16, 2019, 04:26:28 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 16, 2019, 04:50:14 PM
TPABay - Is DM2 under there somewhere lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 16, 2019, 05:12:53 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on January 16, 2019, 05:15:05 PM
lol That was funny! DM2 had food and didn't want to share but mom got some anyway. Love this nest!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 16, 2019, 05:16:21 PM
Very funny Shelly! He will learn if he brings food to the nest-it is moms ;D ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 16, 2019, 05:26:00 PM
TPABay - Is DM2 under there somewhere lol

Yes, he's under her.  MpMom posted a pic on previous page showing Mom right before she jumped on him.  This time he stood up as soon as Mom moved off of him, and she didn't immediately fly away like she did on the 1st and last week.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on January 16, 2019, 05:40:10 PM
Is that mom or DM2 on the skywalk tonight?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 16, 2019, 06:02:08 PM
I'm pretty sure it is the ND, Shelly.
Mom had flown down to the broken branch.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on January 16, 2019, 08:29:26 PM
I forget - historically when has the first egg been laid? It should be soon, shouldn't it? Mom will get "the job" done!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 16, 2019, 08:41:14 PM
I forget - historically when has the first egg been laid? It should be soon, shouldn't it? Mom will get "the job" done!  ;) ;D

PeepSpy - the Decorah Nest page states: "In general, they begin courtship in October, productive mating in late January or early February, and egg-laying in mid to late February."

Nest records show 1st egg laid:
     2018 - 2/21
     2017 - 2/20
     2016 - 2/18
     2015 - 2/18
     2014 - 2/23
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on January 16, 2019, 08:42:01 PM
Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TX_Ninja on January 16, 2019, 08:53:44 PM
I forget - historically when has the first egg been laid? It should be soon, shouldn't it? Mom will get "the job" done!  ;) ;D

Pretty complete nesting history is in the info on the top page.
https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

Yes, we could be a month from first egg based on past nest history.
We shall all learn together with this new couple.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on January 16, 2019, 09:27:40 PM
Somehow, I thought it was sooner - wishful thinking!  ;) ::) ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TX_Ninja on January 17, 2019, 02:07:36 AM
What a stunning view with the IR Light and these new cameras.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 17, 2019, 05:06:45 AM
VIOLA,
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 17, 2019, 06:28:45 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 17, 2019, 06:57:23 AM
Thanks TX_Ninja and TPABay for the repeat of the first egg times and for the link to locate all the important time spans.  For those who don't yet know. . .all vital nest dates since 2011 are on the Decorah Bald Eagle Nest 2019 channel.  Just go to the live stream of the nest and scroll down.  Lots and lots of information for your use.

Lani  Had to tend to clients yesterday and missed your important date   :(  Sorry  Are you accepting late wishes?    HAU' OLI LA HANAU

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 17, 2019, 07:20:31 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2019, 07:22:31 AM
Thanks for the pics, MpMom, and thank you, TX_Ninja and TPA for the info. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 17, 2019, 08:25:54 AM
Happy Birthday Viola!!!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 17, 2019, 08:37:33 AM
Good morning DM2 sssstttrrreeeeetch!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2019, 08:53:10 AM
Good morning DM2 sssstttrrreeeeetch!
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7918/46051671394_c0885ed00f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2daqRuo)2019-01-17 (10) (https://flic.kr/p/2daqRuo) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

That's a great pic, Lori
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 17, 2019, 08:58:41 AM
Good morning, beakers. DM2 looked quite cozy on his chosen perch for the night. Thanks for all the awesome pictures. DM2 seems to love his new home :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2019, 09:10:58 AM
Good morning, beakers. DM2 looked quite cozy on his chosen perch for the night. Thanks for all the awesome pictures. DM2 seems to love his new home :)

Morning Ruby  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2019, 09:15:30 AM
Morning nest pics

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 17, 2019, 10:02:35 AM
Morning, Lisa :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 17, 2019, 10:59:27 AM
Great pics Lisa ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 17, 2019, 11:16:09 AM
A few minutes ago Mom kept edging up the skywalk toward DM2.  Thought she might have romance on her mind, but he didn't seem to pick up on it.  He eventually flew off, then Mom followed shortly after.  Hope she hasn't intimidated him too much.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2019, 11:57:46 AM
Thank you, MpMom  :)

NW, I noticed the same thing.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 17, 2019, 12:04:09 PM
 :)   :)  Caught this little guy checking out the tree a while ago. 

Thanks for all the wonderful captures and info.  Like that stretch, Lori, and don't we all talk to birds by now :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 17, 2019, 12:29:05 PM
Ever since forum switched to the 2019 board, I haven't received any e-mail notifications when someone posts something.  I thought I might have accidentally deleted the notice, but just now I got back in and saw the post from erock...never received the e-mail notification.  Did something get switched that enables that when we went to the new year?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: jilltosa on January 17, 2019, 01:46:10 PM
NW I had to click on "Notify" again.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 17, 2019, 02:04:08 PM
NW I had to click on "Notify" again.

If that's under Profile, then Notifications, I just changed it.  Somehow it got 'unchecked' when the 2019 board was set up.  Weird.  Didn't do that last year when they changed over.  Oh well!  Thanks so much for the tip, jill! :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 17, 2019, 04:30:16 PM
Watch an endangered eagle chick grow up in rare video

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/01/philippine-eagle-chick-birth-to-flight/

Rare footage of a Philippine eagle family over the course of five months shows parents intensively caring for a single eaglet and the eaglet learning to fly.
Cinematographers: Neil Rettig, Skip Hobbie and Eric Liner
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2019, 04:49:04 PM
Thanks for the video, T40
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 17, 2019, 05:13:43 PM
Some were not at ATF with Neil and his wife and the Phillipine eagle.  From this clip it seems there is a better outlook for the sustaining of the bird.  Both Rettigs seemed devoted to the program.  Good wishes to them.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2019, 08:12:19 AM
DM2 bringing in a morning meal

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 18, 2019, 08:15:19 AM
 ;)

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Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 18, 2019, 08:22:27 AM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 18, 2019, 08:29:56 AM
Great pix of DM2!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw8fjOp4NU4&feature=youtu.be  Robin Brumm discovered that DM2 brought in not one, but two fish in this video. 

Put video on full screen, slow speed down, and look carefully under DM2's talons as he mantles.  When he puts one fish in his mouth whole, there's still a fish moving under his foot.  The 2nd fish is what Mom successfully nabbed from him.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 18, 2019, 09:01:48 AM
DM2 swallowed one of the fish whole and Mom ate the second one. Makes me laugh that DM2 wanted both for himself but that was a tall order, even for him. lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2019, 09:38:00 AM
So....my eyes weren't playing tricks on me last night when I saw that!   ;D

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 18, 2019, 10:17:20 AM
Wonderful pics everybody!  Especially the ones of DM2 coming in for a landing at N2B - great shots.  Thanks for taking the time to post these.  They're the highlight of my day. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 18, 2019, 10:20:58 AM
NW I had to click on "Notify" again.

Well, I'm a little slow on the uptake jill - I thought I had to go into my profile to change it. Just realized this morning (when I hadn't gotten any e-mail notifications of posts) that there was a Notify tab on the very screen I was posting on!  Whew!  All I can say is, this typhoid I've been fighting all week has my brain scrambled - that's my story and I'm sticking to it!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 18, 2019, 11:38:24 AM
Winter Storm Warning for Decorah :(  https://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=d865d86f97e9d00d&hl=en&gl=US&source=wweather

511IA.org is a great resource to view cam images from the snowplows.  This is one from US52 NW of Decorah awhile ago.  https://hb.511ia.org/#plows/A32916?timeFrame=TODAY&layers=winterDriving%2CimagePlows%2ClocationPlows and the snapshots update about every 15 minutes, so you can arrow through past captures.  This particular snowplow operates on US52 just NW of Decorah.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 18, 2019, 11:41:02 AM
Winter Storm Warning for Decorah :(  https://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=d865d86f97e9d00d&hl=en&gl=US&source=wweather

Thanks for the info tpa.  Expecting a lot of snowfall here in Iowa today & tomorrow!
 Stay safe everyone... prayers for Mom & DM2.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 18, 2019, 11:41:37 AM
Good steal Mom!
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7895/31848444327_8d12482703.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QwkAV6)2019-01-18 (23) (https://flic.kr/p/QwkAV6) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Decorah Eagles~N2B-Evening in the Nest-Mom Steals Some Fish_1.16.19
https://youtu.be/iskqDVpxdWc via chickiedee64
Decorah Eagles 1-17-19, 10:45 am New nest material
https://youtu.be/dpjzwf-IPf4 via tulsa

DM-2 bringing fish delivery this morning
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Decorah Eagles 1 18 19, 8 am DM2 fish breakfast
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Decorah Eagles 1-18-19, 8:15 am DM2 closeups
https://youtu.be/S8C4KsHxPJo
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 18, 2019, 12:07:59 PM
Winter Storm Warning for Decorah :(  https://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=d865d86f97e9d00d&hl=en&gl=US&source=wweather

511IA.org is a great resource to view cam images from the snowplows.  This is one from US52 NW of Decorah awhile ago.  https://hb.511ia.org/#plows/A32916?timeFrame=TODAY&layers=winterDriving%2CimagePlows%2ClocationPlows

The snowplow cams are a great idea!  Wish we had that.  That storm is supposed to hit Indiana early morning and all day Saturday - another 5 - 8".  We had that last Saturday also. 

I always worry for the eagles, even though this is their type of weather.  I just keep seeing M & D on the nest last April with those two bad snow storms. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2019, 12:14:16 PM
Winter Storm Warning for Decorah :(  https://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=d865d86f97e9d00d&hl=en&gl=US&source=wweather

511IA.org is a great resource to view cam images from the snowplows.  This is one from US52 NW of Decorah awhile ago.  https://hb.511ia.org/#plows/A32916?timeFrame=TODAY&layers=winterDriving%2CimagePlows%2ClocationPlows

Now, that is cool!  I wish we had something like that here in Maryland.  Thank you for posting, TPA.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 18, 2019, 12:16:54 PM
Winter Storm Warning for Decorah :(  https://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=d865d86f97e9d00d&hl=en&gl=US&source=wweather

511IA.org is a great resource to view cam images from the snowplows.  This is one from US52 NW of Decorah awhile ago.  https://hb.511ia.org/#plows/A32916?timeFrame=TODAY&layers=winterDriving%2CimagePlows%2ClocationPlows

The snowplow cams are a great idea!  Wish we had that.  That storm is supposed to hit Indiana early morning and all day Saturday - another 5 - 8".  We had that last Saturday also. 

I always worry for the eagles, even though this is their type of weather.  I just keep seeing M & D on the nest last April with those two bad snow storms.

NW - Indiana is part of the national 511 system.  You can drill down on INDoT.carsprogram.org and choose Cameras on left side of window, and then find a camera located near you.  Indiana has cameras at highway rest stops, etc. and apparently doesn't have the snowplow cams like MN & IA do, but it's better than nothing.

Lisa - Maryland's 511 (including cams) can be accessed at CHART.Maryland.gov
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2019, 12:22:06 PM
I love this snowy view for some reason. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 18, 2019, 12:27:07 PM
NW - Indiana is part of the national 511 system.  You can drill down on INDoT.carsprogram.org and choose Cameras on left side of window, and then find a camera located near you.  Indiana has cameras at highway rest stops, etc. and apparently doesn't have the snowplow cams like MN & IA do, but it's better than nothing.

Lisa - Maryland's 511 (including cams) can be accessed at CHART.Maryland.gov

TPA, thanks for the info!  Everyone in the path of this storm, be safe. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 18, 2019, 12:48:54 PM
Decorah eagles cam is going to be on cbs channel 2 news in Cedar Rapids Iowa in a few minutes.

Our little Decorah celebrities on the news today! :)
Cedar Rapids channel 2 Watch News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News KGAN Google Chrome 1 18 2019 https://youtu.be/DP_d_tgyQkQ
part 2 https://youtu.be/4vv3v_9I7hk
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2019, 12:50:38 PM
NW - Indiana is part of the national 511 system.  You can drill down on INDoT.carsprogram.org and choose Cameras on left side of window, and then find a camera located near you.  Indiana has cameras at highway rest stops, etc. and apparently doesn't have the snowplow cams like MN & IA do, but it's better than nothing.

Lisa - Maryland's 511 (including cams) can be accessed at CHART.Maryland.gov

TPA, thanks for the info!  Everyone in the path of this storm, be safe.

I know we have traffic cams on the Chart.Maryland.gov, but I don't think we have snow plow cams. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on January 18, 2019, 01:44:03 PM
;)

He is very handsome! And anxious to be a Papa!  ;) :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 18, 2019, 02:33:11 PM
;)

He is very handsome! And anxious to be a Papa!  ;) :)

Yes and Yes!!  This is going to be such an interesting year with Mom and DM2.  According to the website info, serious mating begins late January, early February, so we're getting close to zero hour.  I think Mom's given him enough 'instruction' now, he should have the hang of it. ;) ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 18, 2019, 02:38:01 PM
Now I'm addicted to the 511 cam  :-[ lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 18, 2019, 03:35:54 PM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 18, 2019, 03:48:28 PM
;D

Nice pic Matisse.  I've always thought how pretty snow looks on trees and landscapes...as long as I don't have to drive in it! :)

Looks like the weather folks were right on target this time.  We're supposed to start getting it in Indiana overnight and throughout the day tomorrow.  Good day to hunker down with a movie or two.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2019, 04:31:03 PM
;D

Beautiful pic, Matisse

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 18, 2019, 05:00:46 PM
;D

Nice pic Matisse.  I've always thought how pretty snow looks on trees and landscapes...as long as I don't have to drive in it! :)

Looks like the weather folks were right on target this time.  We're supposed to start getting it in Indiana overnight and throughout the day tomorrow.  Good day to hunker down with a movie or two.

Yes, and we're going to get it on the east coast Saturday night!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 18, 2019, 05:09:58 PM
From RRP's FB page:

A little share from David Lynch while I work on our video round-up. Enjoy this bit of summer goodness!

David Lynch
Follow  January 15
 
✰✰✰ Raptor Resource Project - Decorah Bald Eagles 2018: D29 , July 4, 2018

Still going through pictures from this past summer (approximately 10-12,000 pictures), and found this shot of D29 landing in the famous Maple Tree at the Decorah Fish Hatchery. This was about 1/2 hour after I had rescued D29 from one of the fish runs at the hatchery. That day, 29 had landed on one of the nets covering a run, and the net gave way, trapping 29 upside down in the tank. Luckily, that tank was not being used and only contained a bit of water, providing 29 with a valuable lesson

29 recovered after some rest, and was none the worse for wear!

I love being a part of this organization, and I am so lucky to be able to help our raptor friends!

Please help to protect and preserve our raptor populations
~Dave~

for those interested:
shutter; 1/1000 sec
aperture: f6.3
ISO: 500
at 400mm

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 18, 2019, 05:18:22 PM
From RRP's FB page:

A little share from David Lynch while I work on our video round-up. Enjoy this bit of summer goodness!


What an amazing picture and story!  Thanks for sharing that FB post, T40.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 18, 2019, 07:11:24 PM
Please stay safe, everyone!  Hopefully Mom and DM2 are hunkered down in the bluffs. 

TPA, lol on the snowplow webcam.   Lori, I think I will be a frequent visitor to the snowplow cam too.  :)

D29 did not show any appreciation toward David Lynch for that assist  :)   Awesome photo.

Thanks for all the photos, information and videos. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 19, 2019, 08:37:30 AM
Be safe everyone. Hope you have a good supply of food, good books to read and you feel all cozy for the storm to arrive.

I love the snowy views at the nest also, Lisa.

Lori thanks for the news reports.

Love all the pictures posted here, this is my go-to for updates now.

Can't wait to see who puts the first imprints on the snowy nest today, I think DM2 will make a beautiful fly-in today. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 19, 2019, 08:47:07 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 19, 2019, 08:47:39 AM
Someone's lovin' all that snow

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 19, 2019, 08:48:18 AM
;)

Love your caption for that first pic, MpMom  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 19, 2019, 08:53:54 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 19, 2019, 08:54:30 AM
I saw Mom fly in right after him but didn't land on nest. He is so obsessed with the bowl "fit" :) so cute!!!  Great pics this morning mpmom & lisa!  Mornin Ruby!
The retention pond doesn't look frozen it must have water moving in it all the time????

Ruby- YW... the news report was very very short but it's always cool to see our feather babies home on the tube!  I got a little too excited I think.  Love the publicity :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 19, 2019, 08:59:35 AM
Thank you, Lori  :) 

Good Morning, Ruby    :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 19, 2019, 10:54:56 AM
This is not another nest... just Challenger the eagle update... enjoy!
Challenger and Friends Join Us On Twitch - American Eagle Foundation's 2nd Live Stream Highlights
https://youtu.be/DFX6POayR7g via aef
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4881/45887080115_9df71c6474.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cUTheH)2019-01-18 (31) (https://flic.kr/p/2cUTheH) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4844/46802369431_34476dee3b_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eiLnRZ)2019-01-18 (32) (https://flic.kr/p/2eiLnRZ) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4892/31860565547_32a0dce9cb_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QxpJ8D)2019-01-18 (30) (https://flic.kr/p/QxpJ8D) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 19, 2019, 11:34:48 AM
 ;) too fast

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 19, 2019, 12:38:38 PM
Great shot Matisse!

DM-2 This morning :)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7918/31860550107_3f97c3fb71.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QxpDxr)2019-01-19 (14) (https://flic.kr/p/QxpDxr) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4882/46749731792_de2b0deb20.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ee7Awu)2019-01-19 (15) (https://flic.kr/p/2ee7Awu) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7841/31860568427_626f681214.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QxpJZi)2019-01-19 (16) (https://flic.kr/p/QxpJZi) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
DecorahEaglers~N2B-Sticks and Snow-DM2 Tends to Nest_1.19.19
https://youtu.be/fPzYvyGgC-w via chickiedee64
Decorah Eagles Nestorations On Snowy Nest&Squirrel Visitor 1/19/19
https://youtu.be/I8fdumy9o_k via eagle whisperer
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 19, 2019, 05:07:36 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on January 19, 2019, 07:26:55 PM
They do look pretty against the fresh snow!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 19, 2019, 08:12:50 PM
Glen Loyd Videos: Decorah eagle flies in with two fish

https://www.gazettextra.com/blogs/community/glen_loyd_videos/glen-loyd-videos-decorah-eagle-flies-in-with-two-fish/article_d2174546-1a85-11e9-afd5-eb7eb88c8888.html

Glen Loyd Videos: Decorah eagles dine on taunting squirrels

https://www.gazettextra.com/blogs/community/glen_loyd_videos/decorah-eagles-dine-on-taunting-squirrels/youtube_f5225e76-14f0-11e9-91b6-d304fa5a4103.html#tncms-source=article-nav-next

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 19, 2019, 09:01:44 PM
those videos with Glenn by EW are way cool... thanks t40~!!!! 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 20, 2019, 02:22:28 PM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 20, 2019, 02:24:16 PM
Mom and DM2

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 20, 2019, 02:26:31 PM
;D

Great pics, Matisse  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 20, 2019, 02:39:28 PM
Great pics everyone! Glad Mom and DM2 hunkered down somewhere safe during the storm. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 20, 2019, 02:42:16 PM
 :D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 20, 2019, 03:17:56 PM
Great pics everyone!! ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 20, 2019, 03:59:58 PM
Gotta love a crash landing Chico ;D Great to see you!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 20, 2019, 04:36:58 PM
From Tulsa - Decorah Eagles 1-20-19, 2:15 pm Nest visit, then perched together on the maple
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrkFV5pYvfI

I noticed that when DM2 flew to the nest he had a large y-shaped branch in his talons.  However, when he neared the nest the bottom part of the branch got stuck in the side edge of the nest.  DM2's momentum kept him going, and the top part of one of the y sides broke off in his talon upon landing.  He promptly placed that piece along the rails & ignored the main part of the branch that is still sticking straight up from nest edge.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 20, 2019, 05:31:09 PM
 :D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 20, 2019, 06:07:00 PM
Beautiful pic, Matisse
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 21, 2019, 08:47:21 AM
:D

Beautiful sunset, Matisse
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 21, 2019, 08:52:47 AM
Just saw this short video of a bald eagle doing what bald eagles do:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals/bald-eagle-steals-fishermans-first-catch-in-incredible-up-close-video/vi-BBSwc5J
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 21, 2019, 09:07:20 AM
 ;)
Just saw this short video of a bald eagle doing what bald eagles do:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals/bald-eagle-steals-fishermans-first-catch-in-incredible-up-close-video/vi-BBSwc5J

"my fish now!"

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2019, 09:32:23 AM
Just saw this short video of a bald eagle doing what bald eagles do:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals/bald-eagle-steals-fishermans-first-catch-in-incredible-up-close-video/vi-BBSwc5J

Amazing!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 21, 2019, 09:41:04 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 21, 2019, 09:48:34 AM
Love to watch them together, whether they're sitting in the maple or doing nestorations. :-*

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2019, 09:51:20 AM
Great pics, NW and MpMom
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 21, 2019, 09:56:00 AM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4841/39862655363_6062e1e036.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23JwwDr)2019-01-21 (18) (https://flic.kr/p/23JwwDr) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4910/39862663023_0b95501991.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23JwyVv)2019-01-21 (16) (https://flic.kr/p/23JwyVv) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7908/39862659863_50acd19803.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23JwxZ2)2019-01-21 (17) (https://flic.kr/p/23JwxZ2) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2019, 10:03:14 AM
Nice pics, Lori
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 21, 2019, 10:07:35 AM
I'm sorry but I just have to say -- All the sticks and soft stuff is nice to see, along with their hard work, but we do need some fun and some action.  Just saying.  Practice, Practice, Practice.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 21, 2019, 10:18:58 AM
I'm sorry but I just have to say -- All the sticks and soft stuff is nice to see, along with their hard work, but we do need some fun and some action.  Just saying.  Practice, Practice, Practice.

P

Hopefully it's been "off camera" ;) I can't wait for eaglets!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 21, 2019, 10:20:15 AM
I'm sorry but I just have to say -- All the sticks and soft stuff is nice to see, along with their hard work, but we do need some fun and some action.  Just saying.  Practice, Practice, Practice.

P

I agree!  What good is a soft, warm nest bowl if there are no eggs inside the cup? ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2019, 10:22:18 AM
I'm sorry but I just have to say -- All the sticks and soft stuff is nice to see, along with their hard work, but we do need some fun and some action.  Just saying.  Practice, Practice, Practice.

P

I just keep telling myself they are "practicing" off camera cause they are camera shy.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 21, 2019, 10:33:05 AM
Another quickie video & story.  Neighboring town - person used snow to sculpt pair of bald eagles during the storm.  It doesn't show it here, but he had created a very large, all white, bald eagle prior to this, but it broke in half and he used the halves to create this pair. Talented!

https://www.wthr.com/article/greenfield-snow-artist-creates-two-giant-bald-eagles
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 21, 2019, 10:48:38 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 21, 2019, 10:51:51 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2019, 10:57:18 AM
NW, I saw that article.  Yes, very talented!

Thanks for the pics, MpMom and Matisse.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 21, 2019, 11:03:27 AM
NW, I saw that article.  Yes, very talented!

Thanks for the pics, MpMom and Matisse.

I actually liked the white one better than when he painted these, but I'm sure it's hard to paint snow.  The white one showed all the detail (nare and everything) and you could concentrate on that. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2019, 11:26:10 AM
Afternoon nest pics.....thank you cam operators!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 21, 2019, 11:29:06 AM
Love everyone's pics!  Had to add a couple myself...

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 21, 2019, 11:37:55 AM
 :-*

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2019, 11:42:47 AM
T40 and NW, love your pics! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 21, 2019, 11:49:50 AM
Looks like a backpack to me!  Can anyone zoom in on this more?  I will try.

Could this be eaglet D27?
https://youtu.be/3ie3g43P2fg via rrp

D27 is currently running laps around the Decorah area and may have been in the vicinity of the hatchery and N2B on January 7th, 8th, and 12th! I checked back through our video record and found video on the 8th and 12th showing a juvenile eagle in the vicinity of nest. Was it D27? I can't see a transmitter but thought I would share a clip and links to the original videos. Given her position on the map both days, it is entirely possible we're getting a glimpse of her.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7841/46103914384_05772f7a14_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2df3BvA)2019-01-21 (30) (https://flic.kr/p/2df3BvA) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 21, 2019, 12:13:42 PM
Looks like a backpack to me!  Can anyone zoom in on this more?  I will try.

Could this be eaglet D27?
https://youtu.be/3ie3g43P2fg via rrp

D27 is currently running laps around the Decorah area and may have been in the vicinity of the hatchery and N2B on January 7th, 8th, and 12th! I checked back through our video record and found video on the 8th and 12th showing a juvenile eagle in the vicinity of nest. Was it D27? I can't see a transmitter but thought I would share a clip and links to the original videos. Given her position on the map both days, it is entirely possible we're getting a glimpse of her.

When I enlarged it, it does appear to have a straight line coming out to the side of her right wing.  I think it could possibly be her!  She misses Momma. :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 21, 2019, 12:28:27 PM
Looks like a backpack to me!  Can anyone zoom in on this more?  I will try.

Could this be eaglet D27?
https://youtu.be/3ie3g43P2fg via rrp

D27 is currently running laps around the Decorah area and may have been in the vicinity of the hatchery and N2B on January 7th, 8th, and 12th! I checked back through our video record and found video on the 8th and 12th showing a juvenile eagle in the vicinity of nest. Was it D27? I can't see a transmitter but thought I would share a clip and links to the original videos. Given her position on the map both days, it is entirely possible we're getting a glimpse of her.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7841/46103914384_05772f7a14_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2df3BvA)2019-01-21 (30) (https://flic.kr/p/2df3BvA) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Thanks, Lori, for your post!

T40 - On the 12th, a juvie chased DM2 when he went to nest with prey.  Mom was on the maple, and the juvie then went & buzzed Mom on the maple.  That was the day you gave me helpful instructions on transmitters & antenna.  In this video by Tulsa, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkfNr7AHxQM once Mom shows her disapproval at juvie coming to the maple, the juvie hovers a second & then flies away.  As the juvie flies down, it appears as though there's something shiny on its back, but that could just be wishful imagination in play.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 21, 2019, 12:46:55 PM
Looks like a backpack to me!  Can anyone zoom in on this more?  I will try.

Could this be eaglet D27?
https://youtu.be/3ie3g43P2fg via rrp

D27 is currently running laps around the Decorah area and may have been in the vicinity of the hatchery and N2B on January 7th, 8th, and 12th! I checked back through our video record and found video on the 8th and 12th showing a juvenile eagle in the vicinity of nest. Was it D27? I can't see a transmitter but thought I would share a clip and links to the original videos. Given her position on the map both days, it is entirely possible we're getting a glimpse of her.

Thanks, Lori, for your post!

T40 - On the 12th, a juvie chased DM2 when he went to nest with prey.  Mom was on the maple, and the juvie then went & buzzed Mom on the maple.  That was the day you gave me helpful instructions on transmitters & antenna.  In this video by Tulsa, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkfNr7AHxQM once Mom shows her disapproval at juvie coming to the maple, the juvie hovers a second & then flies away.  As the juvie flies down, it appears as though there's something shiny on its back, but that could just be wishful imagination in play.

On the 12th shortly after the juvie made chase of DM2, there was a brief flash of wings between one of the cams & N2B. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 21, 2019, 12:49:39 PM
These pics and info are great TPA & everyone! It will help RRP in their research and identifying D27 and other stuff going on at the nest!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 21, 2019, 01:00:29 PM
Looks like a backpack to me!  Can anyone zoom in on this more?  I will try.

Could this be eaglet D27?
https://youtu.be/3ie3g43P2fg via rrp

D27 is currently running laps around the Decorah area and may have been in the vicinity of the hatchery and N2B on January 7th, 8th, and 12th! I checked back through our video record and found video on the 8th and 12th showing a juvenile eagle in the vicinity of nest. Was it D27? I can't see a transmitter but thought I would share a clip and links to the original videos. Given her position on the map both days, it is entirely possible we're getting a glimpse of her.

Thanks, Lori, for your post!

T40 - On the 12th, a juvie chased DM2 when he went to nest with prey.  Mom was on the maple, and the juvie then went & buzzed Mom on the maple.  That was the day you gave me helpful instructions on transmitters & antenna.  In this video by Tulsa, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkfNr7AHxQM once Mom shows her disapproval at juvie coming to the maple, the juvie hovers a second & then flies away.  As the juvie flies down, it appears as though there's something shiny on its back, but that could just be wishful imagination in play.

On the 12th shortly after the juvie made chase of DM2, there was a brief flash of wings between one of the cams & N2B.

Two more screenshots of juvie leaving maple.  The light area on the back is not the juvie's head, and might be reflection off shiny surface of a transmitter (again, wishful thinking on my part).

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2019, 01:26:54 PM
Lori, here is the pic from Jan 8th that I had that was similar to yours.  If I zoom any closer it gets very blurry.  It does look like there is something sticking up. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 21, 2019, 01:30:09 PM
Thanks Lisa!  I see it too :) Talon's crossed.  This info will help RRP.  Thank you all!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 21, 2019, 01:33:03 PM
Lisa Lori Seeing is believing -- but in the past, and even on North Nest , hearing is a good indication, too.  Us perverts do recognize the sound of success by now.  Too much quiet, too.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 21, 2019, 01:35:18 PM
 ;) looks like two squirrels or two furry critters

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 21, 2019, 01:36:49 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 21, 2019, 01:42:57 PM
;)

Great shots, MpMom!  I was trying to figure out what Mom was defurring.  I thought it might be a baby racoon from the coarseness of the fur, but all I saw WAS the fur.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on January 21, 2019, 01:44:11 PM
Aww love seeing them on this bitter cold day. I see mom is defurring something lol.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2019, 01:45:46 PM
Lisa Lori Seeing is believing -- but in the past, and even on North Nest , hearing is a good indication, too.  Us perverts do recognize the sound of success by now.  Too much quiet, too.

P

 ;D Puff, you crack me up!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 21, 2019, 01:45:54 PM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 21, 2019, 01:47:29 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2019, 01:49:01 PM
Thanks for the pics everyone!  I see DM2 back there being a gentleman, and letting his lady have the meal. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 21, 2019, 01:49:52 PM
;)
LOL Matisse!  I was thinking that too!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 21, 2019, 01:52:35 PM
Thanks for the pics everyone!  I see DM2 back there being a gentleman, and letting his lady have the meal.

The way she was attacking that fur, I'd keep my distance too! LOL 

Maybe she's carbing up for egg-laying (fingers crossed). :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 21, 2019, 01:53:04 PM
Thanks all for the fab caps and video! ;)

I went through the video of the juvie on the maple frame-by-frame looking for a backpack. Of all the juvies visiting Decorah this year, I figure Mom might "recognize" one with a backpack and antenna. D27 managed to roost near N2B a couple of times and Mom would have surely noticed her and "allowed" her to stay the night. But that tolerance is probably more indicative of how tolerant adults are to juvies in general, rather than "recognizing" one with a backpack and an antenna. But who knows?!

The attached screenshot is the closest I saw to a backpack and antenna. But the white spots on the eagle's back look like hatch-year mottling to me. And what made me sit up straight and think it was an antenna, is an anomaly of a straight line of light between the tree branches. Nature doesn't usually like straight lines, but it's there after viewing several frames without the eagle in the shot.

Here's what I said on Dec. 12th. The only reason I looked closely at this juvie at this time was it's cheekiness and seeming familiarity with the maple. I thought I saw a backpack and antenna until I didn't! lololol :P

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: smileawhile on January 21, 2019, 02:05:38 PM
Hii folks - let's do a flash chat in a minute!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 21, 2019, 02:08:37 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 21, 2019, 02:23:21 PM
 :D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2019, 02:26:07 PM
Afternoon nest pics

DM2
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Mom
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DM2
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DM2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 21, 2019, 02:28:20 PM
Man, you guys are really talented!  I can barely keep up with chat and you're chatting AND posting pics in forum! Kudos to all!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 21, 2019, 05:41:02 PM
Heads up! D27 roosted a little over a mile from N2B last night! And she was v-e-r-y close to N2B on 1-12-19. That just had to be her, right?!! 8)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 21, 2019, 05:44:21 PM
Heads up! D27 roosted a little over a mile from N2B last night! And she was v-e-r-y close to N2B on 1-12-19. That just had to be her, right?!! 8)

I hope so!  I keep seeing a backpack on the juvies that apparently isn't there! :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 22, 2019, 08:54:13 AM
Heads up! D27 roosted a little over a mile from N2B last night! And she was v-e-r-y close to N2B on 1-12-19. That just had to be her, right?!! 8)

I'll bet it was T40!  Since she left the natal nest in 2017, I wonder if the memories of 'growing up' in that area are still fresh in her mind.  Seems like she just can't leave it for very long.  I don't know that I would want many eaglets fitted with the transmitters, but we have learned invaluable information from the ones that have.  Thanks for the latest info! :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 22, 2019, 02:33:25 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 22, 2019, 02:37:57 PM
Afternoon, Matisse  :)

Mom & DM2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 22, 2019, 02:39:47 PM
Great pics Matisse & Lisa ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 22, 2019, 02:40:24 PM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 22, 2019, 02:42:29 PM
Afternoon and thank you, MpMom :)

That's a cool coming in for a landing shot, T40
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 22, 2019, 02:44:11 PM
Great shots everybody! Love that 'coming in for a landing' one, T40.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on January 22, 2019, 02:49:27 PM
So happy to see our pair today!  Hoping to have some success in the "love" department soon.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on January 22, 2019, 04:27:14 PM
Quick Flash chat, now
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 22, 2019, 05:52:51 PM
Just received this from my DNR.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDGM_apSZVc

Also sent me the population of eagles in the counties.



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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 22, 2019, 06:33:50 PM
Just received this from my DNR.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDGM_apSZVc

Also sent me the population of eagles in the counties.

Interesting facts mpmom.  Would like to know this info for each state.  Lots of data.
 I love love love that video... so peaceful and beautiful!  Thank you!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: karengramke on January 22, 2019, 08:37:23 PM
I used to spend summers in Villas County, now home to168 eagles!   Interesting.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on January 22, 2019, 10:01:24 PM
Just received this from my DNR.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDGM_apSZVc

Also sent me the population of eagles in the counties.

Interesting facts mpmom.  Would like to know this info for each state.  Lots of data.

Lori D,

Pip & I have been monitoring our Bald Eagle population here in New Jersey for over 20 years through our own field observations and NJDEP's annual Eagle Reports.

A great BE recovery story here in the Garden State and all across the lower 48 is starting to be realized.

https://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/raptor_info.htm#eagle

https://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/pdf/eglrpt18.pdf

Quote
In 2013, we tagged "Haliae" (D/88) as a Merrill Creek nestling. She fledged and spent the
winter of 2013-14 ranging around northern Chesapeake Bay in MD. In April 2014, she
headed through PA and NY and into Canada. In June she was back in NJ's Warren County,
though she continued to wander and spent that summer in northern Maine and Canada. In
fall 2014, she headed to eastern PA, and spent most of 2015, 2016 and part of 2017 on
Maryland's eastern shore. In fall 2017 she ranged around eastern PA and northern MD,
generally in the Susquehanna River watershed. On April 12, 2018, she was photographed
along the Susquehanna River in Darlington, MD, which showed that one of the harness
straps looked to be broken. Despite this, we continued to get normal signals indicating her
movements around Chesapeake Bay for five more months. The last known location occurred
on September 22, where the signal stopped; then another transmission from the same site on
October 22 suggested the transmitter was not moving. Eagle Project volunteers Jeff and
Cathy White offered to search the last known location in a woodland in Whiteford, MD.
They were able to find the transmitter and torn harness on the ground, with no sign of
Haliae. She is no doubt flying free and possibly on the verge of her first nesting season.

As a glass 3/4 full kind of person I choose to think this is exactly what has happened to Diva and D24.  :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on January 22, 2019, 10:13:19 PM
On 01/21/19 RRP Update on D27 said ..
 
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Thanks for the airmail, D27! D27 is currently running laps around the Decorah area and may have been in the vicinity of the hatchery and N2B on January 7th, 8th, and 12th! I checked back through our video record and found video on the 8th and 12th showing a juvenile eagle in the vicinity of nest. Was it D27? I can?t see a transmitter but thought I would share a clip and links to the original videos. Given her position on the map both days, it is entirely possible we?re getting a glimpse of her.

It's so cool to see our little girl D27 'PING' her talons in and out of the N2B area while she still can.
Just flapping in to say hello to Mom & DM2 probably won't be tolerated all that much longer.

Was she caught on any of the Hatchery area cameras ..

I'm undecided after carefully reviewing and slowing down all 4 of the video links provided in the RRP update.
I've also lost track of exactly how many cameras are active at both nests and if the Pavilion cam is still used at all ?
I think 3 cam @ N1 + 4 cam @ N2B + 1 cam @ the pavilion.

I personally want to thank the most gracious of host's for all of the camera transmissions.
You're very special people and you've contributed more to the worldwide rejuvenation of eagle interest then you'll ever know. 

Knowing that D27, an offspring of Mom & Dad, came back to her natal nest area after 578 days in the wild is way cool to us. 
Personally being able to track the Decorah D's post fledge is very educational to me as long as it adds valuable scientific data that benefits Bald Eagles as a whole.   

I know that putting tracking devices on the Decorah eagles was not popular with some in this community and I'm totally respectful of that opinion.
Modern GPS tracking of avians however has led to the identification and conservation of some very critical wildlife habitats.
       
Apparently plans to "Bling" further Decorah Eagles is on hold so I'm going to continue to enjoy the travels of D27 (and D24 if his transmitter pings again).

As always our sincere appreciation goes out to the entire Eagle Valley gang for sharing this data with us via RRP.
This GIS user sincerely appreciates the time it takes to provide us with the data.   8)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: shep on January 23, 2019, 03:25:22 AM
QUESTION
Does anyone think they'd recognize one of the grown Decorah offspring?

 NE Florida Bald Eagle Cam (AEF) pair left
and a lot of young eagles are vying for it.
One eagle looks like he could be a northern eagle

https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2056.1395



Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 23, 2019, 08:20:03 AM
Lori & Broken, I think it is so cool that the state is watching & I bet everyone could get an update from their DNR.
Broken, very cool you are keeping track. Hard for us here as eagles come & go on the Mississippi River.
Pete saw 2 eagles yesterday on a deer while driving bus. I have loved eagles since I was little & sure is fun to see so many.
It is very possible for some to have seen 27. Antenna are hard to spot.
Happy to hear they will be adding a bracelet to our kids. We always see a foot or 2 ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 23, 2019, 09:14:51 AM
Great info from MpMom and BL on the proliferation of the eagle population.  I researched mine in Indiana last year and posted the findings in forum.  Ours went from virtually none to thriving again, and I couldn't be happier.  They are such beautiful, majestic creatures, and we can (and have) learned a lot from observing them in the wild.  When I was at ATF last year I talked to someone who lives one town over from me and she told me eagles had built a nest on her roof!  She lives off of one of the large reservoirs in north central Indiana, so I'm sure the pair had plenty of food available.  And I was lucky enough to spot one flying overhead last 9/11, which was amazing to me because it was in a highly populated area just south of downtown Indianpolis!  So thanks to organizations like RRP, SOAR, and countless other earth angels, we can enjoy eagles in the wild again. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 23, 2019, 09:52:00 AM
Just received this from my DNR.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDGM_apSZVc Also sent me the population of eagles in the counties.

Interesting facts mpmom.  Would like to know this info for each state.  Lots of data.

Lori D,

Pip & I have been monitoring our Bald Eagle population here in New Jersey for over 20 years through our own field observations and NJDEP's annual Eagle Reports.

A great BE recovery story here in the Garden State and all across the lower 48 is starting to be realized.

BrokenLug-Thank you so much for posting this information.  Interesting facts and fascinating story about Haliae.  We appreciate all of your hard work in keeping us informed & educated. :) 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 23, 2019, 10:37:10 AM
Lori & Broken, I think it is so cool that the state is watching & I bet everyone could get an update from their DNR.
Broken, very cool you are keeping track. Hard for us here as eagles come & go on the Mississippi River.
Pete saw 2 eagles yesterday on a deer while driving bus. I have loved eagles since I was little & sure is fun to see so many.
It is very possible for some to have seen 27. Antenna are hard to spot.
Happy to hear they will be adding a bracelet to our kids. We always see a foot or 2 ;D

MPMom -- They're going to start banding our eaglets?  I missed seeing that.  (Oops, I bet you're talking about eaglets in Minnesota.)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 23, 2019, 10:42:47 AM
Very long stick delivery from the handsome DM-2 :)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4811/32976110408_3587535730_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SeZbKJ)2019-01-23 (5) (https://flic.kr/p/SeZbKJ) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2019, 10:57:27 AM
Great pic, Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2019, 11:16:20 AM
Afternoon nest pics....Thank you cam operators!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 23, 2019, 11:20:06 AM
Ginger, I thought Broken's talk of bling was bracelets but reread it & I guess they are going to transmit again. Wish they would throw a bracelet on them too ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2019, 11:30:37 AM
More afternoon pics

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 23, 2019, 11:34:51 AM
Wonderful photos, MpMom & Lisa!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2019, 11:38:58 AM
Thanks, TPA :) Love the water drip from the beak.

MpMom, and I love the pic with the caption, you get the shovel, I got the stick!  DM2 looks so strong and mighty in that pic.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 23, 2019, 11:40:04 AM
 ;) LOL Lisa ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 23, 2019, 11:47:50 AM
Fantastic shots Lori, Lisa, MpMom & TPA! Love the snow melting off the beak one especially. I admire you guys for being able to keep up with this forum site as well as others in forum! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2019, 11:59:49 AM
Fantastic shots Lori, Lisa, MpMom & TPA! Love the snow melting off the beak one especially. I admire you guys for being able to keep up with this forum site as well as others in forum!

Thank you, NW  :)

We have these wonderful cam operators to thank for these fantastic shots. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 23, 2019, 12:30:31 PM
Ginger, I thought Broken's talk of bling was bracelets but reread it & I guess they are going to transmit again. Wish they would throw a bracelet on them too ;)

Thanks for clarifying, MP.  I don't think he was saying that they were going to transmit them in the future.  At least that's how I read it.  But, if they did put on transmitters, I'm sure they would also band them.  They've always done it that way in the past.  D27 has a band.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 23, 2019, 12:33:02 PM
Thanks Ginger ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 23, 2019, 12:40:36 PM
Mom lifted her left leg up, like she was going to touch DM2 or signal romance time to him.  Then, a little beakering happened when he immediately lifted his head up to look at her.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2019, 12:58:13 PM
Great pics, MpMom and TPA!  So, Mom was trying to get frisky again?  :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 23, 2019, 02:20:16 PM
Great pics, peeps, thank you
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Arcadia on January 23, 2019, 02:29:27 PM
These have been such beautiful pictures! Thank you all!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 23, 2019, 05:13:44 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 23, 2019, 05:20:11 PM
Beautiful sunset view.

Mom flew off & is perched on the tree with the broken branch, & now DM2 is also perched on that tree (below Mom).  DM2 flew back to skywalk, and Mom still on her perch.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 23, 2019, 05:21:43 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 23, 2019, 05:29:55 PM
Beautiful pics everyone!!!  Love them ALL!
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7816/46855101611_a9f64f2404_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eoqDiv)2019-01-23 (10) (https://flic.kr/p/2eoqDiv) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2019, 05:57:30 PM
Awesome pics, everyone!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on January 23, 2019, 05:58:21 PM
Is one of them on the skywalk tonight?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 23, 2019, 06:02:28 PM
Is one of them on the skywalk tonight?

Shelly - that's DM2.  He was perched below Mom on the tree with the broken branch, then flew off & after a little time flew back to skywalk.  Mom was still on the tree with the broken branch.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on January 23, 2019, 06:04:18 PM
Thank you! I wasn't sure if there was one of them or not on the skywalk  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 23, 2019, 06:43:55 PM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 23, 2019, 07:46:04 PM
T40 great shots!  This is a perfect perch.  I wonder if tree is dead?  We'll find out in the spring.  It will be a perfect replacement for the maple if they tear it down due to it having a disease.  Lots of memories on the old maple.  New memories on this tree... will have to name it something. :) The "perch" ? :) lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 23, 2019, 10:02:19 PM
Yippee!! ;D ;D The YouTube/Explore stream on RRP's website now has eight - count 'em - eight hours of recorded video available to rewind!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2019, 06:17:48 AM
Great pics, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2019, 06:35:52 AM
Morning nest pics

DM2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 24, 2019, 06:36:58 AM
Morning everyone!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2019, 06:38:05 AM
Morning, MpMom  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 24, 2019, 06:44:07 AM
Morning Lisa  Morning MpMom

Both here nice and early?  Mom up on the skywalk. Maybe here all night?

Keep as warm as you can.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 24, 2019, 06:47:24 AM
Beautiful pics everyone!!!  Love them ALL!

What a neat shot, Lori!  That's a keeper for sure.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 24, 2019, 06:50:05 AM
Yippee!! ;D ;D The YouTube/Explore stream on RRP's website now has eight - count 'em - eight hours of recorded video available to rewind!!
Fantastic!  RRP rocks!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 24, 2019, 06:52:46 AM
Our e-mails were down yesterday at work, but were fixed very late in the day.  Didn't get notifications until this morning and have been reviewing pics and comments - great shots from everyone!  Especially like the ones from the 'perch' near N2B.  Thanks everybirdy!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 24, 2019, 06:55:33 AM
Looks like they made contact!!!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 24, 2019, 06:57:21 AM
What?  No one else saw?  DM2 left bole and walked up to Mom on skywalk.  Stayed on her this time.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 24, 2019, 06:58:23 AM
Looks like they made contact!!!

P
Are you saying what I think you're saying?!  Woo-hoo!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 24, 2019, 06:59:41 AM
Good news Puff! I was out shoveling :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2019, 07:00:08 AM
DM2 nibbling on Mom's neck
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A lil hanky panky
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 24, 2019, 07:00:52 AM
Yes NW happened about 650 nest time.  Maybe Mp is trying for vid or pic. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 24, 2019, 07:01:15 AM
Looks like they made contact!!!

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I saw your post rewound & am recording it!!! woot woot!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 24, 2019, 07:02:00 AM
DM2 nibbling on Mom's neck
A lil hanky panky

Happy days are here again!  Great shots Lisa (as usual  :)).
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2019, 07:03:15 AM
DM2 nibbling on Mom's neck
A lil hanky panky

Happy days are here again!  Great shots Lisa (as usual  :)).

Thanks, and it didn't look like a rollercoaster ride this time!  ;D 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 24, 2019, 07:43:02 AM
Quick early morning "success" video by Lori. Talons crossed!
https://youtu.be/-VYzP5i60nk by Lori D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 24, 2019, 07:43:02 AM
Good morning, everyone. That special place in our hearts, that we reserve for these eagles, has to be filled to overflowing this fine day. I love DM2 so much. He and Mom have a bright future.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2019, 07:44:55 AM
Thanks, Lori

Morning Ruby  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 24, 2019, 08:00:04 AM
Nice work Lori!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 24, 2019, 08:07:34 AM
Nice work Lori!

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awww shucks!  Thanks puff & Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 24, 2019, 09:33:50 AM
Good morning, everyone. That special place in our hearts, that we reserve for these eagles, has to be filled to overflowing this fine day. I love DM2 so much. He and Mom have a bright future.

Oh, this is a day for rejoicing in the cottonwood (and a reminder to always trust the eagles)! Thanks to everyone for pics & videos!   RRP posted in the video Tulsa made - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3_1v1NOlVU&t=82s
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 24, 2019, 10:31:48 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6QZn9xiuOE
lol, "let's get it on"
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Sasafrass452 on January 24, 2019, 11:58:38 AM
Hi, all! Glad to see DM2 finally get the hang of it, but we must all remember that mom lays eggs in mid-late feb, so I don't believe she's even fertile yet. Since she's only fertile for 2 weeks, & it takes 5-10 days for the egg to develop, we should look for a successful mating in the first half of feb....
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 24, 2019, 12:18:02 PM
Think this was a true yawn :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2019, 12:44:28 PM
Afternoon nest pics

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 24, 2019, 02:46:15 PM
It only took Mom seconds to nab DM2's lunch :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 24, 2019, 02:57:48 PM
It only took Mom seconds to nab DM2's lunch :)

TPA - DM2 didn't put up much of a fight. He's learning... ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 24, 2019, 02:58:18 PM
She loves her food TPA ;D ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 24, 2019, 03:04:28 PM
It only took Mom seconds to nab DM2's lunch :)

TPA - DM2 didn't put up much of a fight. He's learning... ;D

What is the meal on today's lunch menu?  She didn't de-fur anything, but it doesn't look like fish.  Maybe it was a partially thawed meatsicle. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2019, 03:40:20 PM
It only took Mom seconds to nab DM2's lunch :)

TPA - DM2 didn't put up much of a fight. He's learning... ;D

What is the meal on today's lunch menu?  She didn't de-fur anything, but it doesn't look like fish.  Maybe it was a partially thawed meatsicle.

It looked to me like it could have been a squirrel or some animal. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 24, 2019, 03:46:14 PM
It only took Mom seconds to nab DM2's lunch :)

TPA - DM2 didn't put up much of a fight. He's learning... ;D

What is the meal on today's lunch menu?  She didn't de-fur anything, but it doesn't look like fish.  Maybe it was a partially thawed meatsicle.

It looked to me like it could have been a squirrel or some animal.

Thanks, Lisa.  Maybe DM2 did the prep & started eating before he flew into the nest (his beak had red on it).  I didn't see any tail, & Mom only pulled off a few bits toward the end.  She left the remains when she flew away.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2019, 03:48:09 PM
It's not the best pic, but when I slowed down the cam speed you could tell it was a squirrel.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 24, 2019, 04:25:50 PM
 :)  What a great day!  Tulsa has a video of the prey delivery and steal by Mom (thanks DM2!).  They are a joy to watch.  Thanks, Tulsa!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPNftYocIIw

And thanks to everyone for the great captures, videos and information!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 24, 2019, 04:30:02 PM
Great shot, Lisa! Like a gymnast spotting a landing. Gymnasts only wish they had wings!  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2019, 04:44:29 PM
Thanks, T40  :)

er, thanks for posting Tulsa's video.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 24, 2019, 04:50:56 PM
You can see Mom and DM2 fly in at the beginning of Tulsa's video:

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 24, 2019, 05:17:09 PM
You can see Mom and DM2 fly in at the beginning of Tulsa's video.


And a great fly-in it was, Ginger!  I love how you can hear Mom before you see her.   ;D

Update - lol Ginger, I didn't initially see your circles with DM2 and Mom flying in from different directions.  You have an Eagle Eye  ;)  That was very cool. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 24, 2019, 05:32:12 PM
Great information on Mom & DM2 this afternoon!

I hope that Mom & DM2 are tucked away in the bluffs tonight.  Decorah forecast for -19F tonight, with wind chill -35.  Tomorrow the wind chill will be -32.

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.30020&lon=-91.78940#.XEpKOlVKjm4
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 24, 2019, 08:08:22 PM
Mom left part of her lunch uneaten.  A pair of chunky Merry Mice Maids are doing nest cleanup tonight.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 24, 2019, 11:38:00 PM
 :)  All is Good in the Cottonwood  8)

From earlier this evening -

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2019, 06:54:39 AM
Beautiful pic, er  :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 25, 2019, 07:26:40 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 25, 2019, 07:29:56 AM
were those crows or ravens right before they landed mpmom?  Was going to record.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2019, 07:34:03 AM
were those crows or ravens right before they landed mpmom?  Was going to record.

They sure were, Lori
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 25, 2019, 07:34:49 AM
Black birds having a N2B breakfast, until Mom & DM2 flew in.  Weather widget shows air temp at -15 F. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 25, 2019, 07:48:48 AM
were those crows or ravens right before they landed mpmom?  Was going to record.

Hi Lori, yes they are crows.  Pretty funny seeing them in the nest.  I've seen them mobbing Mom on the Maple Tree but never this many at N2B  :)





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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 25, 2019, 07:57:40 AM
Black birds having a N2B breakfast, until Mom & DM2 flew in.  Weather widget shows air temp at -15 F.

TPA, with many thanks to you, I will be hearing this song in my head all day  ;D ;D    I'm looking forward to that  ;D  I always think of this song at fledge time as the eaglets are peering over the edges of the nest. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDxfjUEBT9I
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2019, 07:57:57 AM
These are the two screen caps I took of the crows, and when Mom & DM2 flew in.  Sorry for the blurriness.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 25, 2019, 08:14:10 AM
were those crows or ravens right before they landed mpmom?  Was going to record.

Hi Lori, yes they are crows.  Pretty funny seeing them in the nest.  I've seen them mobbing Mom on the Maple Tree but never this many at N2B  :)

Great teamwork Mom & DM2!  Quick video  8) 
https://youtu.be/WG6b0o4nRdw via Lori D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 25, 2019, 08:14:35 AM
were those crows or ravens right before they landed mpmom?  Was going to record.

Hi Lori, yes they are crows.  Pretty funny seeing them in the nest.  I've seen them mobbing Mom on the Maple Tree but never this many at N2B  :)

With their amazing vision, Mom & DM2 must have spotted the crows in their nest.  If you slo-mo the video, as soon as the birds exit the nest, you can see two eagles going after them to the lower right side of the screen.  Thanks, Tulsa for "Crow scavengers asked to leave" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPGGG9gIoEM

DM2 moved the meal remains from yesterday to the side of the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 25, 2019, 09:01:53 AM
Good morning, all.

I would love to know what prey was on the nest that the crows risk their lives in order to steal a bite or two. Interesting that they had a look-out crow to sound a warning when the eagles where coming. What an awesome sight, DM2, and Mom swooping in to protect their nest and prey. DM2 moving the prey to the edge was smart, what an awesome eagle partner he is turning out to be.

Have a fun day everyone.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 25, 2019, 09:04:41 AM
Thanks for the peaceful night picture, eaglerock. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: mrsfalcon on January 25, 2019, 09:39:58 AM
Wow, these are some great caps! Thanks, everyone! :)

Amy
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: lilbirdz on January 25, 2019, 09:50:43 AM
DM2 proved he could/ In the grand ole cottonwood!  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 25, 2019, 09:57:24 AM
Quick early morning "success" video by Lori. Talons crossed!
https://youtu.be/-VYzP5i60nk by Lori D

Looked good to me!  I hope, I hope, I hope!  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 25, 2019, 10:04:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6QZn9xiuOE
lol, "let's get it on"
Too funny williwaw!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 25, 2019, 10:06:01 AM
Hi, all! Glad to see DM2 finally get the hang of it, but we must all remember that mom lays eggs in mid-late feb, so I don't believe she's even fertile yet. Since she's only fertile for 2 weeks, & it takes 5-10 days for the egg to develop, we should look for a successful mating in the first half of feb....

But DM2 needs all the practice he can get!  ;D 

Good info though and we'll be on tiptoe talons until the first couple of weeks in Feb.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 25, 2019, 10:12:38 AM
:)  What a great day!  Tulsa has a video of the prey delivery and steal by Mom (thanks DM2!).  They are a joy to watch.  Thanks, Tulsa!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPNftYocIIw

And thanks to everyone for the great captures, videos and information!

Great video by tulsa (as usual!). I agree with TPA that DM2 might have had some of his prey prior to bringing it to N2B due to the blood on his beak when first landing.  Clever boy!  He knows Mom will grab whatever he brings in, and he doesn't want to upset his honey, so he nibbles on it before he brings it to the nest.  Wonder if Dad did that also?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 25, 2019, 10:16:20 AM
:)  What a great day!  Tulsa has a video of the prey delivery and steal by Mom (thanks DM2!).  They are a joy to watch.  Thanks, Tulsa!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPNftYocIIw

And thanks to everyone for the great captures, videos and information!

Great video by tulsa (as usual!). I agree with TPA that DM2 might have had some of his prey prior to bringing it to N2B due to the blood on his beak when first landing.  Clever boy!  He knows Mom will grab whatever he brings in, and he doesn't want to upset his honey, so he nibbles on it before he brings it to the nest.  Wonder if Dad did that also?

He sure did, NW!    :D :D :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 25, 2019, 10:23:17 AM
Good morning, all.

I would love to know what prey was on the nest that the crows risk their lives in order to steal a bite or two. Interesting that they had a look-out crow to sound a warning when the eagles where coming. What an awesome sight, DM2, and Mom swooping in to protect their nest and prey. DM2 moving the prey to the edge was smart, what an awesome eagle partner he is turning out to be.

Have a fun day everyone.

Ruby that was yesterdays "squirrel" that DM-2 brought for Mom... I posted a pic & video of it on the beak this morning :) (yesterdays catch) ...  That was some warning call!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 25, 2019, 10:46:31 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 25, 2019, 10:47:09 AM
omg, just a little behind on rewind I watched eagle leave Maple, squirrel on N2B, quick alert and exit by squirrel and Mom into N2B!  Hope you all saw this! 

Thanks, RRP!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 25, 2019, 10:53:54 AM
Love how we can see Mom on the nest, watch her fly off, then watch her fly into the maple to join DM2!  Great work camera folks!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 25, 2019, 10:54:12 AM
They are following the squirrel's activities from both the Maple and N2B.  I don't think the day will end well for that cute nest visitor. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 25, 2019, 11:01:48 AM
omg, just a little behind on rewind I watched eagle leave Maple, squirrel on N2B, quick alert and exit by squirrel and Mom into N2B!  Hope you all saw this! 

Thanks, RRP!

Love how the first view of squirrel on N2B has shadows of the maple trees view!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2019, 11:02:13 AM
Mom went below the nest after the squirrel
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DM2 flew to the skywalk
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 25, 2019, 11:04:51 AM
Great shots TPA & Lisa!  I think erock is correct in assuming this squirrel's days (or hours!) are numbered. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2019, 11:06:12 AM
omg, just a little behind on rewind I watched eagle leave Maple, squirrel on N2B, quick alert and exit by squirrel and Mom into N2B!  Hope you all saw this! 

Thanks, RRP!

Love how the first view of squirrel on N2B has shadows of the maple trees view!

Great pics, TPA!  I had to rewind to go see the ones you posted. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2019, 11:07:03 AM
Great shots TPA & Lisa!  I think erock is correct in assuming this squirrel's days (or hours!) are numbered.

I'm thinking it is not going to be his lucky day!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 25, 2019, 11:36:06 AM
Thanks for the heads up ER!  Great shots TPA & Lisa!!!  I am recording it now... wow mom meant BUSINESS!  OK... no more intruders at the nest today... these 2 have other things to think about today  8) 8) 8)

https://youtu.be/BXAdv5dIWLQ  via Lori D

There's another one too!  Will post when done unless Tulsa or somebody posts first.   (slow isp with uploading)  :(  The second squirrel is even better!   Go Mom!!!


Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 25, 2019, 11:41:07 AM
Thanks for the heads up ER!  Great shots TPA & Lisa!!!  I am recording it now... wow mom meant BUSINESS!  OK... no more intruders at the nest today... these 2 have other things to think about today  8) 8) 8)

https://youtu.be/BXAdv5dIWLQ  via Lori D

There's another one too!  Will post when done unless Tulsa or somebody posts first.   (slow isp with uploading)  :(  The second squirrel is even better!   Go Mom!!!
Just commented on your video, Lori.  Great job!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 25, 2019, 11:47:14 AM
Thanks for the heads up ER!  Great shots TPA & Lisa!!!  I am recording it now... wow mom meant BUSINESS!  OK... no more intruders at the nest today... these 2 have other things to think about today  8) 8) 8)

https://youtu.be/BXAdv5dIWLQ  via Lori D

There's another one too!  Will post when done unless Tulsa or somebody posts first.   (slow isp with uploading)  :(  The second squirrel is even better!   Go Mom!!!

Thanks, Lori!  Yes, there was another squirrel visit, with just Mom coming in after it (those are the caps I posted). 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2019, 11:49:01 AM
Thanks for the heads up ER!  Great shots TPA & Lisa!!!  I am recording it now... wow mom meant BUSINESS!  OK... no more intruders at the nest today... these 2 have other things to think about today  8) 8) 8)

https://youtu.be/BXAdv5dIWLQ  via Lori D

There's another one too!  Will post when done unless Tulsa or somebody posts first.   (slow isp with uploading)  :(  The second squirrel is even better!   Go Mom!!!

Great video, Lori  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 25, 2019, 12:48:35 PM
Thanks for the heads up ER!  Great shots TPA & Lisa!!!  I am recording it now... wow mom meant BUSINESS!  OK... no more intruders at the nest today... these 2 have other things to think about today  8) 8) 8)

https://youtu.be/BXAdv5dIWLQ  via Lori D

There's another one too!  Will post when done unless Tulsa or somebody posts first.   (slow isp with uploading)  :(  The second squirrel is even better!   Go Mom!!!

Great video, Lori  :)

This video is even better... watch closely at 1min 10 sec  8)
Watch out squirrel!  https://youtu.be/o6VoGkLkAmU via Lori D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 25, 2019, 01:02:23 PM
This video is even better... watch closely at 1min 10 sec  8)
Watch out squirrel!  https://youtu.be/o6VoGkLkAmU via Lori D

Commented on this one too.  Great video - loved the lead-in with the snow falling around Mom.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 25, 2019, 02:26:39 PM

This video is even better... watch closely at 1min 10 sec  8)
Watch out squirrel!  https://youtu.be/o6VoGkLkAmU via Lori D

Thank you, Lori!  I keep watching over & over, because Mom's flight speed is astounding!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 25, 2019, 02:54:15 PM

This video is even better... watch closely at 1min 10 sec  8)
Watch out squirrel!  https://youtu.be/o6VoGkLkAmU via Lori D

Thank you, Lori!  I keep watching over & over, because Mom's flight speed is astounding!

She comes in like a bullet, TPA.  Very fun to watch.  Thanks for the video, Lori.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2019, 03:56:48 PM

This video is even better... watch closely at 1min 10 sec  8)
Watch out squirrel!  https://youtu.be/o6VoGkLkAmU via Lori D

Thank you, Lori!  I keep watching over & over, because Mom's flight speed is astounding!


She comes in like a bullet, TPA.  Very fun to watch.  Thanks for the video, Lori.

I like that description of Mom, Ginger!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 25, 2019, 04:58:42 PM
I like your description of Mom also, Ginger :) Mom is not to be messed with, that's one of the many reasons we love her.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 25, 2019, 05:35:18 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2019, 05:35:26 PM
Evening nest pics

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 25, 2019, 05:48:01 PM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 25, 2019, 05:48:54 PM
 :)

Thanks everyone for the captures and thank you to Lori for the wonderful video.  Another fun day in Decorah -- we get to stay warm at our computers and watch these amazing creatures in sub-zero temps.  Edit - it's warmed up to zero  ;)  Just balmy.   ;D

I love DM2's pose in this first caption - how low can you go.  Mom seems to have chosen a wonderful partner. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 25, 2019, 05:52:12 PM
;)

That was the frozen squirrelsicle remains from yesterday that he nibbled at, then moved again to the side of the nest so he could neaten the nest bowl.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2019, 05:58:49 PM
Great pictures, and picture captions - MpMom, eaglesrock and TPA  :)

Have a good night all!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 25, 2019, 06:39:56 PM
:)

Thanks everyone for the captures and thank you to Lori for the wonderful video.  Another fun day in Decorah -- we get to stay warm at our computers and watch these amazing creatures in sub-zero temps.  Edit - it's warmed up to zero  ;)  Just balmy.   ;D

I love DM2's pose in this first caption - how low can you go.  Mom seems to have chosen a wonderful partner.

ER - great photos, and your caption in DM2's first pic has this going over & over in my head now (& one of those sticks could be his limbo stick) :)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw6Z-Wf4zX8
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 25, 2019, 07:35:35 PM
:)

Thanks everyone for the captures and thank you to Lori for the wonderful video.  Another fun day in Decorah -- we get to stay warm at our computers and watch these amazing creatures in sub-zero temps.  Edit - it's warmed up to zero  ;)  Just balmy.   ;D

I love DM2's pose in this first caption - how low can you go.  Mom seems to have chosen a wonderful partner.

ER - great photos, and your caption in DM2's first pic has this going over & over in my head now (& one of those sticks could be his limbo stick) :)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw6Z-Wf4zX8

 ;D ;D  TPA, he definitely has brought in some great choices for a fun eagle limbo game.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 25, 2019, 08:48:47 PM
RRP Facebook post from tonight:


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Happy Fri-yay, everyone! The weather outside is frightful, but the eagles are delightful! Mom and DM2 have had a busy day keeping squirrels and crows at bay. We've also got video of a possible (and for eagles, very long) copulation and great close-ups of DM2 and nestorations. Enjoy and thanks to our camera operators and video makers for finding and sharing life on the nests with us, and to you for watching!

Decorah Eagles

1/25/19: Crow scavengers asked to leave  https://youtu.be/dPGGG9gIoEM. Yes, I did a doubletake! A group of four crows visits N2B. One of them scavenges for nestovers. Three stay while one flies off. All of them leave the nest very quickly when an unseen sentry crow above them sounds the caw alarm at 3:07! What were they cawing at? An eagle flies into the scene at about 3:12 seconds and chases after one of the crows (I had to slow the video down to see it). We get another fly by around 54 seconds before both eagles come to the nest! The video concludes with a nice look at DM2 testing the nestbowl.

1/25/19: Squirrel  https://youtu.be/BXAdv5dIWLQ. A fox squirrel enters the nest. At 5 seconds  you can see it with the slo-mo on - we see Mom flying towards the nest (look over the retention pond). The squirrel exits very quickly! As Mom flies in, she sets her course for the area below the nest. Look behind Mom at 9 seconds to see DM2, who does a very cool fly-in to the Skywalk.

1/25/19: And more squirrel!  https://youtu.be/o6VoGkLkAmU. This squirrel's activities are being tracked from N2B and the maple. As erock said "I don't think the day will end well for that cute nest visitor." Check 1:16 for a fast fly-in by Mom, who clearly means business! Slow the video down to see just how narrow the squirrel's escape was! mom comes into the nest shortly afterwards.

1/24/19: Possible copulation  https://youtu.be/-VYzP5i60nk. We tend to use "possible copulation"  to describe copulation that may not involve a cloacal kiss. We can't really be sure here, but I was impressed at roughly 18 second copulation time when we are used to seeing something more like 7!

1/23/19: Stick work, DM2 closeups  https://youtu.be/N9ZBzvrgNvU. Stick tango, nestorations, and great close-ups! DM2 starts working on the nest bowl at 3:33. He sits down, levers his beak into the bowl, and scrapes very hard with his feet - hard enough that I'm surprised we didn't see the snow flying! Close-ups start at 4:47 and they are wonderful!

Flashback Blog
Why did Mom and Dad lay eggs later this year?
https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/01/25/flashback-blog-why-did-mom-and-dad-lay-eggs-later-this-year/
This blog was originally published on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, to answer questions about egg-timing. It discusses the correlation between new mates, temperature, humidity, and egg-timing.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 26, 2019, 02:03:46 AM
Thanks TPA! I missed the 2nd squirrel activity. Good grief! Mom looked absolutely supersonic!! :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on January 26, 2019, 07:26:16 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 26, 2019, 07:30:51 AM
Good attempt guys  8)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 26, 2019, 07:31:19 AM
Morning nest activity  :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 26, 2019, 07:43:38 AM
Great morning captures!

Before DM2 flew into the nest on this frigid morning, I saw some tiny branches above the whittle trunk move (even though everything else was still).  Suddenly somebirdy who might have spent the night in the N2B attic flew away - first toward retention pond, then back in opposite direction past N2B.  There was no white head or tail & with the swift action I couldn't see if there was a backpack or antenna.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 26, 2019, 07:58:03 AM
Before DM2 flew into the nest on this frigid morning, I saw some tiny branches above the whittle trunk move (even though everything else was still).  Suddenly somebirdy who might have spent the night in the N2B attic flew away - first toward retention pond, then back in opposite direction past N2B.  There was no white head or tail & with the swift action I couldn't see if there was a backpack or antenna.

Two more caps of the beautiful visitor.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 26, 2019, 08:12:54 AM
 :) ???

With the temp at -13F, I will have to re-think my fantasy of moving to Decorah  ;D ;D

If only I had a down coat -- oh, that's right, I do!  Still ... lol

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 26, 2019, 09:18:50 AM
Give the poor guy a break. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 26, 2019, 09:25:11 AM
Give the poor guy a break. :)

 ;D Agreed Ruby... I see the coyotes are having some success at Flyway this morning :) lol I posted it in the flyway cam thread.   :P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 27, 2019, 10:24:11 AM
Wowee, it's still -7F at 10:15 in the morning!   Decorahians are tough!  Well, I guess we knew that already  :D :D

I haven't seen Mom and DM2 yet, but the camera operator was kind to give us some other gorgeous views.  Thank you so much to all the camera operators that generously donate their time to RRP and let us see so many things we could never see!  You are the best! 8)

N2B looks amazing!  It's exciting to think about what it has in store for all of us to observe. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 27, 2019, 10:36:32 AM
Wowee, it's still -7F at 10:15 in the morning!   Decorahians are tough!  Well, I guess we knew that already  :D :D

I haven't seen Mom and DM2 yet, but the camera operator was kind to give us some other gorgeous views.  Thank you so much to all the camera operators that generously donate their time to RRP and let us see so many things we could never see!  You are the best! 8)

N2B looks amazing!  It's exciting to think about what it has in store for all of us to observe.

The camera operators are wonderful!

Mom rearranged some of the grasses on top of the snowy ice layer :)  It was wonderful to see an eagle!  I think perhaps Mom spotted the squirrel seconds before she flew in. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on January 27, 2019, 10:52:43 AM
Fatten chunky up to make a nice juicy meal!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 27, 2019, 11:44:58 AM
TPA, thanks for the great captures.  Those squirrels are very brave.  For fans of Seinfeld, you might recall George's position that we have no deal with the squirrels   ;).  Bald eagles never did  ;D  Personally, I have a deal with the squirrels -- they are so fun to watch.  I love how they play.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 27, 2019, 12:26:40 PM
Wonderful pics, er and TPA  :)

The cam operators are the best! 



Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 27, 2019, 12:44:48 PM
Wow! -7F huh?  I'll never complain about the teens again.  Great pics and comments! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 27, 2019, 12:51:53 PM
Decorah Eagles 1-27-19, 10:30 am Mom's quick nest visit

https://youtu.be/n8_8EaswDQQ via Tulsa

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 27, 2019, 01:48:43 PM
Decorah Eagles 1-27-19, 10:30 am Mom's quick nest visit

https://youtu.be/n8_8EaswDQQ via Tulsa

Thanks for posting Tulsa's video, Lori!   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 27, 2019, 03:52:01 PM
The stream is on Highlights from last season as I post this.  Maybe a short reset, but I just got a chance to those beautiful eaglets from last season.  I loved them all, but that little D31 stole my heart.   :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 27, 2019, 04:38:30 PM
The stream is on Highlights from last season as I post this.  Maybe a short reset, but I just got a chance to those beautiful eaglets from last season.  I loved them all, but that little D31 stole my heart.   :-*

Hoping D31 still has his smartphone so Dave can text him! lol ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 27, 2019, 07:32:14 PM
Yikes!  Winter storm warning for Decorah through tomorrow afternoon.  The LOW Tuesday night will be -33F, with the HIGH on Wednesday of -20F, and LOW on Wednesday night of -30F.  https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.30020&lon=-91.78940#.XE5a-lVKjm4
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: julie on January 27, 2019, 08:13:22 PM
THANKS to hose who worked on my problems about getting email notificatuons. tonight I received notices for Cheer ad Decorah 2019 my usual haunts.  again thanks to the people who helped get this accomplished  jjulie
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: julie on January 27, 2019, 08:14:53 PM
THANKS to hose who worked on my problems about getting email notificatuons. tonight I received notices for Cheer ad Decorah 2019 my usual haunts.  again thanks to the people who helped get this accomplished  jjulie
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 27, 2019, 10:17:49 PM
Yikes!  Winter storm warning for Decorah through tomorrow afternoon.  The LOW Tuesday night will be -33F, with the HIGH on Wednesday of -20F, and LOW on Wednesday night of -30F.  https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.30020&lon=-91.78940#.XE5a-lVKjm4

Wow TPA, but looking on the bright side, Thursday should be down-right balmy  ;D   At some point, you just get numb lol.   I'm glad the eagles have their natural feather coats on!   Decorahians, stay warm and safe!

https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/ia/decorah?cm_ven=localwx_10day
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TX_Ninja on January 27, 2019, 10:28:04 PM
Yikes!  Winter storm warning for Decorah through tomorrow afternoon.  The LOW Tuesday night will be -33F, with the HIGH on Wednesday of -20F, and LOW on Wednesday night of -30F.  https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.30020&lon=-91.78940#.XE5a-lVKjm4

Wow TPA, but looking on the bright side, Thursday should be down-right balmy  ;D   At some point, you just get numb lol.   I'm glad the eagles have their natural feather coats on!   Decorahians, stay warm and safe!

https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/ia/decorah?cm_ven=localwx_10day

Thanks ERock! That was this exact link I was going to post.
Hunker down eagles and all in the path of this brutal weather coming in this week.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 28, 2019, 07:38:19 AM
 :)  A Lone Corn Husk blowing in the wind and just a little cold.   ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 28, 2019, 09:25:21 AM
Yikes!  Winter storm warning for Decorah through tomorrow afternoon.  The LOW Tuesday night will be -33F, with the HIGH on Wednesday of -20F, and LOW on Wednesday night of -30F.  https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.30020&lon=-91.78940#.XE5a-lVKjm4

Wow TPA, but looking on the bright side, Thursday should be down-right balmy  ;D   At some point, you just get numb lol.   I'm glad the eagles have their natural feather coats on!   Decorahians, stay warm and safe!

https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/ia/decorah?cm_ven=localwx_10day

That cold snap is hitting everything along the Midwest.  We're supposed to be a high of -1f on Wednesday, with below zero temps 3 nights in a row.  Another polar vortex?  All I know is, it's fargin' cold!!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 28, 2019, 09:27:22 AM
:)  A Lone Corn Husk blowing in the wind and just a little cold.   ;)

Like the quote you have at the bottom of your posts erock!  Is that a new one, or the same one you've always had?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 28, 2019, 10:10:30 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 28, 2019, 10:50:29 AM
Mom's just shovelin' this mornin'

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 28, 2019, 10:51:30 AM
Great photos, erock, Matisse & Lori

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 28, 2019, 10:53:52 AM
Mom's just shovelin' this mornin'

Thank goodness they're aren't any eggs under there yet! Maybe we'll get lucky and this frigid, snowy winter will give way to an early spring. :-\
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2019, 11:08:14 AM
thanks for the pics everyone.  Got home just in time to be able to rewind.   :)

Has anyone seen DM2 on the nest lately? 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: lilbirdz on January 28, 2019, 11:20:16 AM
The snow on the nest must be frozen. To break it up will require a pickax - or some eagle beaks and talons. ; :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 28, 2019, 11:28:56 AM
thanks for the pics everyone.  Got home just in time to be able to rewind.   :)

Has anyone seen DM2 on the nest lately?

I haven't seen him since their last "attempt"... anybody else? 26th ???
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2019, 11:35:46 AM
thanks for the pics everyone.  Got home just in time to be able to rewind.   :)

Has anyone seen DM2 on the nest lately?

I haven't seen him since their last "attempt"... anybody else? 26th ???

Yea, that's the last pic I have of him too, Lori.  Hopefully he is hunkered down someplace. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 28, 2019, 11:48:39 AM
New RRP Facebook post:

Weathering the Weather

by Robin Brumm

With the snow and frigid weather in the forecast this week, there has been a lot of concern about the eagles. We all tend to worry about them, but eagles are well adapted with over 7200 feathers, including down feathers underneath to trap air next to their body to keep them warm. I guess you could say they have built in down parkas!

During cold periods, We don't see Mom and DM2 or Mr. North and DNF at the nests as often. Nestorations, gathering sticks, flying and foraging for food all take energy and Bald Eagles need to minimize their energy loss during cold weather. They will conserve energy by limiting their activity and will perch on sheltered branches out of the wind.

It is hard to not be concerned about the eagles, but they are well prepared for the weather. Trust the eagles! So throw another log in the fireplace, grab your blanket and some snacks, and read more information about eagles and cold weather at the links below. And if you are in the path of the storm, stay safe!

https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/?/how-do-eagles-stay-wa?
https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/?/it-was-hard-not-to-fe?
https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/?/eagles-and-cold-weath?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 28, 2019, 11:54:02 AM
New RRP Facebook post:

Weathering the Weather

by Robin Brumm

With the snow and frigid weather in the forecast this week, there has been a lot of concern about the eagles. We all tend to worry about them, but eagles are well adapted with over 7200 feathers, including down feathers underneath to trap air next to their body to keep them warm. I guess you could say they have built in down parkas!

During cold periods, We don?t see Mom and DM2 or Mr. North and DNF at the nests as often. Nestorations, gathering sticks, flying and foraging for food all take energy and Bald Eagles need to minimize their energy loss during cold weather. They will conserve energy by limiting their activity and will perch on sheltered branches out of the wind.

It is hard to not be concerned about the eagles, but they are well prepared for the weather. Trust the eagles! So throw another log in the fireplace, grab your blanket and some snacks, and read more information about eagles and cold weather at the links below. And if you are in the path of the storm, stay safe!

https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/?/how-do-eagles-stay-wa?
https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/?/it-was-hard-not-to-fe?
https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/?/eagles-and-cold-weath?

Thanks so much for passing on that info TPA!  Yes, it is hard not to worry about any living creature when the temps fall below zero and stay that way for several days.  But we've seen them survive so many harsh conditions, so I guess we have to remember the cottonwood is a NWZ and look forward to warmer days ahead. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2019, 12:04:22 PM
I agree NW, it's hard not worry if the eagles are ok, when you are use to seeing them here on the nest lately. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 28, 2019, 12:12:33 PM
uh oh someone on nest alerting, 2 eagles flying by fast.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on January 28, 2019, 12:15:01 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2019, 12:19:08 PM
No need to worry about DM2 now ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 28, 2019, 12:20:58 PM
uh oh someone on nest alerting, 2 eagles flying by fast.

thanks willi!!!

Decorah Eagles Vocals & Sub-Adult & Adult Eagle Chase 1/28/19
 https://youtu.be/BxNE3_ITQ-c via eaglewhisper18
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 28, 2019, 12:34:25 PM
You're all so much quicker than I am in getting pics :)  Sorry about photo 4 - the red oval is to the left of DM2 and not on him.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 28, 2019, 12:35:22 PM
You're all so much quicker than I am in getting pics :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2019, 12:39:07 PM
Thanks for the video, Lori  :D

Great pics, TPA!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 28, 2019, 12:41:52 PM
uh oh someone on nest alerting, 2 eagles flying by fast.

thanks willi!!!

Decorah Eagles Vocals & Sub-Adult & Adult Eagle Chase 1/28/19
 https://youtu.be/BxNE3_ITQ-c via eaglewhisper18

Thanks for the video link, Lori!  I saw DM2 on the nest calling, but didn't see the chase to the nest with the prey.  I thought he was calling for Mom to let her know he picked up something for lunch. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2019, 12:45:32 PM
Morning afternoon nest pics....Mom joins DM2

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 28, 2019, 12:48:28 PM
Morning afternoon nest pics....Mom joins DM2

There's the happy couple!  Nice pics Lisa, TPA, and everyone that contributed.  Love these s-caps. :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2019, 12:51:39 PM
Morning afternoon nest pics....Mom joins DM2

There's the happy couple!  Nice pics Lisa, TPA, and everyone that contributed.  Love these s-caps. :-*

Thanks, NW  :)  I was worrying for nuttin', huh?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 28, 2019, 12:57:34 PM
Morning afternoon nest pics....Mom joins DM2

Thank you, Lisa!  Thanks Lori for posting the video as well!

I don't know what DM2 brought in for lunch, but there was a very large long piece (maybe contained bone?) at the end that he managed to eat all in one piece (and then kept swallowing).

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on January 28, 2019, 02:13:38 PM
Remembrance of Polar Vortex Past

Since I'm on a new computer tower, I still haven't reclaimed my old pictures off the crashed tower.  Does anybirdy have the picture of the "flash frozen" trout stuck to the wall of its tank over at the hatchery?  Seems an appropriate time to post!!

Stay warm Everybirdy!   ;)  :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 28, 2019, 02:22:57 PM
Remembrance of Polar Vortex Past

Since I'm on a new computer tower, I still haven't reclaimed my old pictures off the crashed tower.  Does anybirdy have the picture of the "flash frozen" trout stuck to the wall of its tank over at the hatchery?  Seems an appropriate time to post!!

Stay warm Everybirdy!   ;)  :o

I didn't know about the Decorah Eagles before 2018, but found this image from January 2014 - https://www.wideopenspaces.com/hatchery-trout-iowa-leaped-froze-solid-aluminum-wall/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2019, 02:45:15 PM
Morning afternoon nest pics....Mom joins DM2

Thank you, Lisa!  Thanks Lori for posting the video as well!

I don't know what DM2 brought in for lunch, but there was a very large long piece (maybe contained bone?) at the end that he managed to eat all in one piece (and then kept swallowing).

Great shots, TPA.  I love the one of the beak kisses on the head. 

I don't know what was brought for lunch either, but when I first saw him fly in with it, the prey had a long looking tail.   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 28, 2019, 03:13:30 PM
uh oh someone on nest alerting, 2 eagles flying by fast.

thanks willi!!!

Decorah Eagles Vocals & Sub-Adult & Adult Eagle Chase 1/28/19
 https://youtu.be/BxNE3_ITQ-c via eaglewhisper18

I guess eaglewhisperer didn't record the entire time period because when DM2 was on the nest, an adult eagle (I assume it was Mom) chased the juvie past and also there was a bird or birds flying in front of the silo in the distance and that may have been part of the chase as well.  I'd seen those parts in RW and was looking for them in her video and couldn't find them.  I did find at 0:43 a bird flying Left to Right over the retention pond.  Also, she did catch Mom flying in.



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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 28, 2019, 03:21:46 PM
glad all is ok now
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 28, 2019, 03:24:16 PM
I think this video by Arlene Beech captures everything:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=145&v=HU_T0UcdJSI
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on January 28, 2019, 03:42:16 PM
That's the pic, TPA!!  Thanks for finding it and posting. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 28, 2019, 03:49:27 PM
An interesting photo that I came across showing how a juvie's feathers are longer than an adult's.

From the facebook page of The Avian Reconditioning Center for Birds of Prey.
"Did you know? A juvenile Bald Eagle's tail and wing feathers are longer than an adult's feathers. Here is a perfect example of a couple of tail feathers. The juvenile feather is longer and dark compared to the white tail feather of a mature Bald Eagle (about 5 years or older). Why? Juveniles have not mastered their flying skills and maneuverability as an adult. The longer broader feathers help them develop their flying skills. (...The color has nothing to do with their flying)"

https://www.facebook.com/arc4raptors/photos/a.10150136316540154/10161444102465154/?type=3&theater

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: smileawhile on January 28, 2019, 04:00:58 PM
Hi Ginger - thanks very much for the feather comparisons - good for everyone to be aware of. If anyone wants to explore more - the following site shows individual eagle feathers at different growth stages. On the main page click "search scans", then just enter bald eagle in the search field. Sorry but I've never been able to get a link directly to the eagle feather page, but it's easy enough to get to.
 https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/index.php
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: smileawhile on January 28, 2019, 04:11:30 PM
Lisa thanks for those beautiful fly-in captures of Mom awhile ago!(12:45) Great shots!
And thanks to everyone else for all your great pics. Always such a pleasure to see your contributions..
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2019, 04:24:32 PM
Thank you, smile  :)

Ginger - thanks for the video, and for the post/pic about the feather's.  I had no idea that there was any difference in them.  Very interesting!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 28, 2019, 04:30:16 PM
Decorah Eagles 1 28 19, 12:30 pm DM2 has lunch
https://youtu.be/7mDobFM9e-U via tulsa

Decorah Eagles 1-28-19, 12 noon, DM2 with squirrel bits, Mom does a flyby
https://youtu.be/H82OCOMnJ3I via tulsa

Decorah Eagles 1-28-19, 12:40 pm, Mom arrives
https://youtu.be/LPcdGXxjLAI via tulsa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 28, 2019, 04:31:14 PM
I think this video by Arlene Beech captures everything:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=145&v=HU_T0UcdJSI

Thanks Ginger :) You never miss a beat :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 28, 2019, 04:34:45 PM
Thank you Ginger for your spotting in earlier video, finding the video, and posting about eagle feather length differences!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 28, 2019, 04:39:21 PM
 :)  Mom made quick work of the fish at the end -- you can never be too careful with your fish  ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 28, 2019, 04:44:44 PM
Enjoyed all the wonderful pics and posts today - informative and fun at the same time!  Have a good evening and try to stay warm.  :P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 28, 2019, 04:47:18 PM
:)  A Lone Corn Husk blowing in the wind and just a little cold.   ;)

Like the quote you have at the bottom of your posts erock!  Is that a new one, or the same one you've always had?


NW, it is a new quote on the signature line -- how very eagle eye of you to observe that  ;).  I usually change it up a couple of times each year, and I figured it was about time!  When you change it, it does apply retroactively so the old Led Zeppelin song lyric is gone  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2019, 05:04:38 PM
Thanks for posting Tulsa's videos, Lori  :)

Great pics, erock and TPA

I noticed that another eagle/juvie (not sure if it was DM2) was flying around right before Mom landed in the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on January 28, 2019, 05:44:19 PM
Whew!  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 28, 2019, 06:23:29 PM
Thank you, Ginger for the feather comparison, it is quite a difference. A fun post. Stay warm. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 28, 2019, 09:04:08 PM
I've always thought of a juvie's longer feathers as "training wheels."  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 29, 2019, 11:19:08 AM
Has anyone else had any problems with the LIVE feed today?   Mine seems to be spinning around, and I have to refresh and then once it refreshes, I notice the video is very choppy.  The DNN LIVE feed seems to be working fine. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 29, 2019, 11:26:05 AM
Has anyone else had any problems with the LIVE feed today?   Mine seems to be spinning around, and I have to refresh and then once it refreshes, it notice the video is very choppy.  The DNN LIVE feed seems to be working fine.

I've been experiencing that too.  I keep my screen minimized at work so I can hear if anything happens on the nest, and every time I bring the screen up, the dreaded circle is spinning.  Once I hit the live 'button' it comes back again and shows red, but I've had to do that probably 20 times or more this morning.  I attributed it to the extreme cold temps in Decorah, but who knows...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 29, 2019, 11:28:20 AM
Has anyone else had any problems with the LIVE feed today?   Mine seems to be spinning around, and I have to refresh and then once it refreshes, it notice the video is very choppy.  The DNN LIVE feed seems to be working fine.

I've been experiencing that too.  I keep my screen minimized at work so I can hear if anything happens on the nest, and every time I bring the screen up, the dreaded circle is spinning.  Once I hit the live 'button' it comes back again and shows red, but I've had to do that probably 20 times or more this morning.  I attributed it to the extreme cold temps in Decorah, but who knows...

Thanks, NW.  I thought maybe it was just me. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 29, 2019, 04:23:22 PM
Ran across this video of an eagle fishing on Lake Michigan and just had to share here. This eagle does a couple of things I didn't know an eagle could/would do. Like hovering...made me tired watching...and then... :o

http://k1025.com/bald-eagle-fishing-winter/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 29, 2019, 04:36:29 PM
Big fish T40. My arms are tired. Lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 29, 2019, 04:52:07 PM
Ran across this video of an eagle fishing on Lake Michigan and just had to share here. This eagle does a couple of things I didn't know an eagle could/would do. Like hovering...made me tired watching...and then... :o

http://k1025.com/bald-eagle-fishing-winter/

Frankie was one determined eagle!  Wonder what he caught...pike, walleye?  We'll never know, but he sure enjoyed it!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: bsheer on January 29, 2019, 08:47:29 PM
Ran across this video of an eagle fishing on Lake Michigan and just had to share here. This eagle does a couple of things I didn't know an eagle could/would do. Like hovering...made me tired watching...and then... :o

http://k1025.com/bald-eagle-fishing-winter/

I was so glad to see he came up with a fish, after all that. Definitely tiring!!  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 29, 2019, 11:20:59 PM
I certainly trust the eagles, and know that Mom and DM2 are tucked away somewhere sheltered from the wind.  Current temp in Decorah is -24F, with the 15 mph winds (with gusts to 31 mph) bringing the wind chill down to -50F at present.   The wind chill warning for Decorah is in effect until noon on Thursday.

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Decorah&state=IA&site=ARX&textField1=43.3053&textField2=-91.7933&e=0#.XFEyElVKjm4

I wish there was some way to reverse the air flow and send warmer air from down here up to the Midwest.  May all creatures be warm and out of harms way with this nasty weather.  By Saturday the temp in Decorah will be above freezing  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 30, 2019, 08:14:04 AM
I pray for all the fur & feathered ones outside today.  It's -24 here and Decorah is -26.  Hoping Mom & DM-2 are hunkered near the bluffs.  The sun is coming out so that should help.  Stay safe my sweet eagle friends!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 30, 2019, 08:29:24 AM
I pray for all the fur & feathered ones outside today.  It's -24 here and Decorah is -26.  Hoping Mom & DM-2 are hunkered near the bluffs.  The sun is coming out so that should help.  Stay safe my sweet eagle friends!

Well put, Lori.  We have an 'adopted' neighborhood cat that has decided he likes our home better than his own, and he was begging to go out this morning and I wouldn't let him.  It's dangerously cold, and I'm in central Indiana - not in Iowa where it's worse than frigid right now.  I know we'll all be cheering when we see Mom & DM2 venture out to the nest again once it warms up.  I'm not sure how much cold they can tolerate, even though I know they are definitely adapted for the cold.  But this is so extreme.  Trying to stay in the NWZ.  :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2019, 08:32:37 AM
Awww, NW, that is so sweet of you taking care of the neighborhood cat!

Well, said Lori!  I gave my lil squirrels and birds some extra food today.  I know we aren't nearly as cold as you all are, but they looked like they needed some extra food to get warm.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 30, 2019, 10:59:22 AM
Have there been any reports of cryoseism in the Decorah area (or anywhere else experiencing this deadly cold)?  I remember hearing the thumps & cracking sounds a couple of times in MN in January when I was a kid. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on January 30, 2019, 11:21:37 AM
Have there been any reports of cryoseism in the Decorah area (or anywhere else experiencing this deadly cold)?  I remember hearing the thumps & cracking sounds a couple of times in MN in January when I was a kid.

TPA I'm in the Metro St. Louis Area in Illinois.  I haven't heard anything in my general area, but a few of my friends have reported some Cryoseism just to the south of me.  So, I'd bet there's some in the Decorah area, I've been keeping my ear to the speakers so to speak...LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 30, 2019, 11:23:27 AM
Have there been any reports of cryoseism in the Decorah area (or anywhere else experiencing this deadly cold)?  I remember hearing the thumps & cracking sounds a couple of times in MN in January when I was a kid.

Couldn't find cryoseism in Dictionary.com, but they suggested cryolysis which means 'destruction by cold'.  Were you meaning have any structures or the bluffs crumbled/cracked from the cold?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on January 30, 2019, 11:32:48 AM
Have there been any reports of cryoseism in the Decorah area (or anywhere else experiencing this deadly cold)?  I remember hearing the thumps & cracking sounds a couple of times in MN in January when I was a kid.

Couldn't find cryoseism in Dictionary.com, but they suggested cryolysis which means 'destruction by cold'.  Were you meaning have any structures or the bluffs crumbled/cracked from the cold?

NW Cryoseism (Frost or Ice Quakes)

A cryoseism, also known as an ice quake or a frost quake,[1][2][3][4] is a seismic event that may be caused by a sudden cracking action in frozen soil or rock saturated with water or ice.[5] As water drains into the ground, it may eventually freeze and expand under colder temperatures, putting stress on its surroundings. This stress builds up until relieved explosively in the form of a cryoseism.[1][6]
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 30, 2019, 11:41:56 AM
NW Cryoseism (Frost or Ice Quakes)

A cryoseism, also known as an ice quake or a frost quake,[1][2][3][4] is a seismic event that may be caused by a sudden cracking action in frozen soil or rock saturated with water or ice.[5] As water drains into the ground, it may eventually freeze and expand under colder temperatures, putting stress on its surroundings. This stress builds up until relieved explosively in the form of a cryoseism.[1][6]

Thanks for the info shelz!  That would be scary to hear and/or see. Since it's a seismic event, I wonder if it registers on a seismograph(sp?).  Very interesting. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on January 30, 2019, 12:24:37 PM
Hip Hip Hooray - Internet off since I got up at 5A - Must be back up and running.  :P  Now we wait for the newspaper to deliver and 2 days for mail.  Are we spoiled or what.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 30, 2019, 01:23:23 PM
Despite the record cold temps, there are birds in the unfrozen retention pond (sort of difficult to see them with the steam rising up).  :o

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 30, 2019, 02:26:28 PM
Hip Hip Hooray - Internet off since I got up at 5A - Must be back up and running.  :P  Now we wait for the newspaper to deliver and 2 days for mail.  Are we spoiled or what.

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Glad you are ok.  No mail, no paper... Internet is fine.  We are grateful to have electricity today... major power outage in Washington County 900 with no power.  Take care & be safe all... just checking in on our feather babies... haven't seen yet today.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: winged on January 30, 2019, 02:35:25 PM
Despite the record cold temps, there are birds in the unfrozen retention pond (sort of difficult to see them with the steam rising up).  :o
Those are the bird-famous Decorah Hot-Springs & Spa.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: STLbf on January 30, 2019, 03:02:05 PM
Despite the record cold temps, there are birds in the unfrozen retention pond (sort of difficult to see them with the steam rising up).  :o

I've been wondering where the open water was for several days. The retention pond make sense. On one of the sunnier days, I captured a nice flock of coot (I think).

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 30, 2019, 03:11:48 PM
Those are the bird-famous Decorah Hot-Springs & Spa.  ;D

Good one winged! LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on January 30, 2019, 03:19:51 PM
The retention pond temp stays around 47 degrees during the winter.  Trout Run creek also stays open in places unless it gets super cold.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 30, 2019, 03:32:40 PM
Just remembering the last polar vortex in 2014. Mom and Dad were on N2 with 3 eggs to take care of. It was a tense time, but you've never seen faster shift changes! M/D knew how to adapt to the cold. And Bob helped...a little...with straw for the nest cup (and the deer, too) and a quail or two.  ;)

Just a reminder that wind chill factors don't apply to eagles (no "skin" in the game). ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 30, 2019, 03:36:52 PM
Just remembering the last polar vortex in 2014. Mom and Dad were on N2 with 3 eggs to take care of. It was a tense time, but you've never seen faster shift changes! M/D knew how to adapt to the cold. And Bob helped...a little...with straw for the nest cup (and the deer, too) and a quail or two.  ;)

Just a reminder that wind chill factors don't apply to eagles (no "skin" in the game). ;D

I tried to find this answer on the internet today and couldn't find a definitive one, even through RRP.  I know wind chill doesn't play into anything as far as the eagles go, but when the actual temperature is -27F (which it was when I got on this morning), does that affect them adversely?  In other words, is there a temperature at which their 7000+ feathers don't protect them?  How cold would it have to be?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on January 30, 2019, 03:38:53 PM
Just remembering the last polar vortex in 2014. Mom and Dad were on N2 with 3 eggs to take care of. It was a tense time, but you've never seen faster shift changes! M/D knew how to adapt to the cold. And Bob helped...a little...with straw for the nest cup (and the deer, too) and a quail or two.  ;)

Just a reminder that wind chill factors don't apply to eagles (no "skin" in the game). ;D
T40 I remember that.  Quick shift changes, and I was in constant worry, before I noted my mantra "trust the eagles".  Always a fun time, mom knows what she's doing for sure.

I seem to have been bumped down to a "newbie" again...LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 30, 2019, 03:56:18 PM
Just remembering the last polar vortex in 2014. Mom and Dad were on N2 with 3 eggs to take care of. It was a tense time, but you've never seen faster shift changes! M/D knew how to adapt to the cold. And Bob helped...a little...with straw for the nest cup (and the deer, too) and a quail or two.  ;)

Just a reminder that wind chill factors don't apply to eagles (no "skin" in the game). ;D

I tried to find this answer on the internet today and couldn't find a definitive one, even through RRP.  I know wind chill doesn't play into anything as far as the eagles go, but when the actual temperature is -27F (which it was when I got on this morning), does that affect them adversely?  In other words, is there a temperature at which their 7000+ feathers don't protect them?  How cold would it have to be?

NW - For eagles, body temperature is more related to calories than air temperature. As long as they can find and eat food, eagles will have the necessary calories to fuel their internal furnace to keep warm. When eagles rouse their feathers, they're briefly letting cold air in and under their feathers where it get traps when their feathers "zip" back up. The cold air stays out and their body heat then warms that trapped air to keep them toasty. Pretty efficient!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 30, 2019, 04:14:00 PM
NW - For eagles, body temperature is more related to calories than air temperature. As long as they can find and eat food, eagles will have the necessary calories to fuel their internal furnace to keep warm. When eagles rouse their feathers, they're briefly letting cold air in and under their feathers where it get traps when their feathers "zip" back up. The cold air stays out and their body heat then warms that trapped air to keep them toasty. Pretty efficient!

Wow! Good to know, and very well stated.  Look out chubby squirrels!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 30, 2019, 04:37:10 PM
Anyone seen the eagles today?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 30, 2019, 04:38:18 PM
You know what eagles are really good at? Conserving energy. They even lower their body temperature at night to save energy. I wouldn't look for the eagles to go hunting in this weather because they'd use more energy than prey could provide. I picture them making like statues on a tree in the bluffs. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 30, 2019, 04:45:41 PM
Adding a link to a 2015 RRP blog on how eagles stay warm in cold weather.

https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2015/02/how-do-eagles-stay-warm.html

Stay warm and safe, everyone. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2019, 04:50:11 PM
T40, thanks for that info!

I haven't seen them, willi

erock, thanks for the link.  Good read.   :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on January 30, 2019, 05:00:43 PM
NW - For eagles, body temperature is more related to calories than air temperature. As long as they can find and eat food, eagles will have the necessary calories to fuel their internal furnace to keep warm. When eagles rouse their feathers, they're briefly letting cold air in and under their feathers where it get traps when their feathers "zip" back up. The cold air stays out and their body heat then warms that trapped air to keep them toasty. Pretty efficient!

Wow! Good to know, and very well stated.  Look out chubby squirrels!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 30, 2019, 05:55:40 PM
lol peep! :) Thanks er & t40 & ginger for putting our minds at ease with the facts.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 30, 2019, 06:01:37 PM
You know what eagles are really good at? Conserving energy. They even lower their body temperature at night to save energy. I wouldn't look for the eagles to go hunting in this weather because they'd use more energy than prey could provide. I picture them making like statues on a tree in the bluffs. ;)

Eagles are amazing!  Mom & DM2 are conserving their energy now, but by Friday through Sunday when temps go above normal, those squirrels will become easy dinner sources.

Temp in an Iowa freezer warmer than outside temp - https://www.wwlp.com/weather/weather-news/it-s-warmer-inside-a-freezer-than-outside/1740125964
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TX_Ninja on January 30, 2019, 10:46:07 PM
Adding a link to a 2015 RRP blog on how eagles stay warm in cold weather.

https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2015/02/how-do-eagles-stay-warm.html

Stay warm and safe, everyone.

Thanks, ERock! The eagles will be fine.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 31, 2019, 07:46:41 AM
Adding a link to a 2015 RRP blog on how eagles stay warm in cold weather.

https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2015/02/how-do-eagles-stay-warm.html

Stay warm and safe, everyone.

Thanks, ERock! The eagles will be fine.

Thanks ER!  Been checking & checking the nest... I remember the saying that the mods told us over & over in the chat room...  "Trust the Eagles"... I felt less anxious after actually following their advice.  Deep down inside I still worry but doing my best to 'Trust the Eagles" today.  Stay safe everyone!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Sam on January 31, 2019, 07:53:28 AM
The sun is coming up.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 31, 2019, 07:55:53 AM
Happy Birthday Gene In NE!!!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 31, 2019, 07:59:25 AM
The sun is coming up.

Beautiful morning pic Sam & welcome to the forum!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 31, 2019, 08:35:51 AM
Adding a link to a 2015 RRP blog on how eagles stay warm in cold weather.

https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2015/02/how-do-eagles-stay-warm.html

Stay warm and safe, everyone.

Great article!  Answered many questions I had and was very indepth.  Thanks for passing that on erock!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 31, 2019, 08:45:34 AM
Eagles are amazing!  Mom & DM2 are conserving their energy now, but by Friday through Sunday when temps go above normal, those squirrels will become easy dinner sources.

Temp in an Iowa freezer warmer than outside temp - https://www.wwlp.com/weather/weather-news/it-s-warmer-inside-a-freezer-than-outside/1740125964

Thanks for the link above TPA.  I heard on the radio last night that parts of the US were actually colder than the surface of Mars!  The rover that's on the surface takes temperature readings and confirmed that we were colder than Mars.  Unbelievable!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 31, 2019, 08:47:54 AM
The sun is coming up.

Neat pic Sam!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 31, 2019, 08:56:23 AM
Wow!  Just saw -29F at the nest.  Thought it was supposed to start warming up a little today and be close to 'normal' temps by Friday, but they're showing only 10F tomorrow.  Oh well, anything above zero is good I guess! :)

Update:  The RRP page is wrong according to the Weather Underground for Decorah.  Just checked and it's only 12 below and will be 21 above tomorrow!  Much better.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2019, 09:29:26 AM
Nice pic of the nest, Sam


NW, -12 sounds alot better than -24, but its still too chilly for me.  ;D

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on January 31, 2019, 09:44:01 AM
anyone seen them?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: buzbee on January 31, 2019, 11:03:22 AM
Unfortunately I am in the WZ.  :'( ::) Hope to be out of it by tomorrow! :P 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 31, 2019, 11:25:13 AM
 :)   I couldn't tell whether it was Mom or DM2 that flew to that branch under the skywalk.  I wonder if they spotted the squirrel before that. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 31, 2019, 11:43:44 AM
:)   I couldn't tell whether it was Mom or DM2 that flew to that branch under the skywalk.  I wonder if they spotted the squirrel before that.

Nice catch erock

Rocky, your days are numbered.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2019, 12:01:20 PM
:)   I couldn't tell whether it was Mom or DM2 that flew to that branch under the skywalk.  I wonder if they spotted the squirrel before that.

Great pics, erock
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on January 31, 2019, 12:10:08 PM
:)   I couldn't tell whether it was Mom or DM2 that flew to that branch under the skywalk.  I wonder if they spotted the squirrel before that.

Wonderful captures, erock!  I thought it looked like Mom when the head was visible for a second, but maybe the temps would give DM2 an eyeshadow illusion behind the eyes.  The eagle also perched for awhile, probably to conserve energy.

They are so vigilant about their N2B home.  It reminded me of being under mandatory evacuation order, but stopping by home to ensure looters hadn't appeared.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 31, 2019, 12:52:10 PM
Thank you Tulsa!!!  Great SS's ER!!! You guys rock!!!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4811/46026935405_ea634ac444.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2d8f5kP)2019-01-31 (20) (https://flic.kr/p/2d8f5kP) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Decorah Eagles 1 31 19, 11:30 am Squirrel visitor, then Mom comes to the skywalk
https://youtu.be/nt-fVHIUeLw via Tulsa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: winged on January 31, 2019, 12:58:31 PM
:)   I couldn't tell whether it was Mom or DM2 that flew to that branch under the skywalk.  I wonder if they spotted the squirrel before that.

Wonderful captures, erock!  I thought it looked like Mom when the head was visible for a second, ...
Exactly my thought when looking at the hairdo on erocks cap. So small, but sooo Mom.

Hiding a little from us, as she's so indulging in our worries.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tulsaducati on January 31, 2019, 01:56:58 PM
It was Mom.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on January 31, 2019, 03:10:32 PM
Not that anyone really needs to be reminded how bloody cold it is/was, but here are some nuts and bolts temperature data from very near the Hatchery.

Here's the preliminary summary of the Dangerous Cold of Jan 29-31, 2019 from the NWS office in La Crosse, WI.

  https://www.weather.gov/arx/jan3019

Link below is the NWS 7 day forecast for Decorah Municipal Airport (KDEH) located about 2 miles due east of N2B.

  https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.3037&lon=-91.7909
 
The image below are the High and Low ambient air temperatures (F) recorded over the past 4 days at KDEH.
Blue boxes are that dates low temps, Red boxes highs.
The one lone light blue box was the lowest wind chill value recorded at KDEH, -53 degrees (F) on 01/30/19 at 2:35 am CST.  :o
It's a very tall image and the file size was to big so I had to 'cut' it into 3 pieces.

Mom and DM2 should be able to go for a nice dip at the Decorah Hot-Springs & Spa by Sunday.  :) ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 31, 2019, 03:17:45 PM
Not that anyone really needs to be reminded how bloody cold it is/was, but here are some nuts and bolts temperature data from very near the Hatchery.

Here's the preliminary summary of the Dangerous Cold of Jan 29-31, 2019 from the NWS office in La Crosse, WI.

  https://www.weather.gov/arx/jan3019

Link below is the NWS 7 day forecast for Decorah Municipal Airport (KDEH) located about 2 miles due east of N2B.

  https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.3037&lon=-91.7909

And then we go into the 30s, 40s, and even 50s!  Talk about extremes in temps.  :o

Glad our feathered friends are capable of adapting and surviving this weather...more than I can say for myself. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: winged on January 31, 2019, 03:26:33 PM
It was Mom.

Twasmom. Boom.  8)

Btw - so great that after last year's stress she gives so good an impression. Could've done without Decorarctica tho. I guess. McDecorurdo.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on January 31, 2019, 03:39:38 PM
winged LOL -   McDecorurdo in Decorarctica.
Been there, but did not realize I was in Iowa.  :)  :D  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 31, 2019, 03:44:59 PM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on January 31, 2019, 03:47:21 PM
:)

Good to see her out and about again today! Missed her face...er, beak.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 31, 2019, 04:25:23 PM
Eagle sightings! I'm calling the 1st eagle as DM2 because of the way his wings flutter a little faster when he lands. Ever notice that? And I think the 2nd eagle was Mom because she's bulking up and landed with a...a...bounce. ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2019, 04:47:40 PM
Eagle sightings! I'm calling the 1st eagle as DM2 because of the way his wings flutter a little faster when he lands. Ever notice that? And I think the 2nd eagle was Mom because she's bulking up and landed with a...a...bounce. ;)

T40, I have noticed that about DM2 too.  I've seen him do that from the nest to the skywalk. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: buzbee on January 31, 2019, 04:48:52 PM
Eagle sightings! I'm calling the 1st eagle as DM2 because of the way his wings flutter a little faster when he lands. Ever notice that? And I think the 2nd eagle was Mom because she's bulking up and landed with a...a...bounce. ;)

T40, yes I thought the same thing when he was landing that it was DM2 because of his quick wing flaps when landing! I just can't tell you how relieved I feel seeing these two! I am sure everyone else feels the same!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 31, 2019, 05:41:59 PM
winged LOL -   McDecorurdo in Decorarctica.
Been there, but did not realize I was in Iowa.  :)  :D  ;D

 8) 8) 8)Winged love it! McDecorurdo in Decorarctica.  It's a response I would expect from BL lol.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 31, 2019, 05:46:20 PM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 31, 2019, 05:49:46 PM
ER did you notice around her eyes?  One more day and weather will be getting better ;)  Stay safe Mom & DM2.

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Decorah Eagles 1-31-19, 4:45 pm Mom eats a fish on a branch, returns to the nest
https://youtu.be/F2Yb8igQwYg
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2019, 05:52:04 PM
Aww, Lori, poor Mom she needs some googles!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 31, 2019, 05:56:25 PM
Lori, yes, those are the rimal feathers around the edges of the eyelids.  Pretty wild to see them frozen like that. 

Lisa, goggles for Mom!  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 31, 2019, 05:59:59 PM
Lori, yes, those are the rimal feathers around the edges of the eyelids.  Pretty wild to see them frozen like that. 

Lisa, goggles for Mom!  LOL

Thanks ER!  They appear to be eyelashes, but wasn't sure if eagles had eyelashes or not! ;) 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on January 31, 2019, 06:03:27 PM
Lori, yes, those are the rimal feathers around the edges of the eyelids.  Pretty wild to see them frozen like that. 

Lisa, goggles for Mom!  LOL

Thanks ER!  They appear to be eyelashes, but wasn't sure if eagles had eyelashes or not! ;) 

You're welcome, Lori!  The rimal feathers are like eyelashes for eagles!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2019, 06:17:08 PM


Lisa, goggles for Mom!  LOL

 ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: winged on January 31, 2019, 06:41:37 PM
...
Been there, but did not realize I was in Iowa.  :)  :D  ;D
Iowarct.  :-X
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 01, 2019, 07:34:40 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on February 01, 2019, 07:37:26 AM
Wow mom and DM2 having quite the conversation here lol or is there an intruder that I didn't see?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 01, 2019, 07:40:24 AM
hi mpmom & shelley, boy dm-2 has bed head.  I see he is calling mom has she responded?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on February 01, 2019, 07:42:51 AM
Yep she did Lori. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2019, 07:43:46 AM
I kinda thought there was an intruder in the area, the way he was looking up. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 01, 2019, 07:50:36 AM
I just saw someone fly by & it was someone without a white head ;)
Missed snipping it, was to fast.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 01, 2019, 07:50:56 AM
I kinda thought there was an intruder in the area, the way he was looking up.

I saw the nose dive & fly by can't tell.  I think Mom was near the mic. Not sure.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2019, 07:52:51 AM
When I first heard them chattering this morning, it sounded like they could be on that branch to the side of the nest, and then I saw something fly by.  Not sure if it was one of them tho. 


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 01, 2019, 07:53:01 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2019, 07:57:37 AM
This is what I saw, if you start the rewind at like 40 minutes ago.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on February 01, 2019, 07:58:53 AM
Oh okay so yep an intruder. Wonder if it is one of the kids lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2019, 07:59:12 AM
Nice MpMom!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 01, 2019, 09:30:22 AM
(https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2559.0;attach=485681;image) photo via MpMom

Recorded this this morning because someone mentioned they can tell it's DM-2 by the sound of wing flaps... here he sounds like a helicopter!  Copied your pic mpmom... thanks!

https://youtu.be/gObkTe7hbyQ via Lori D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 01, 2019, 09:41:24 AM
Great images, everybirdy!

When DM2 was up on the skywalk the intruder flew by the nest at a low altitude.  I tried getting caps over & over, but there's no contrast between the brown feathers & the bare tree trunks below N2B.  DM2 spotted the intruder (who was flying circles around N2B) and took off.  Shortly after DM2 took off the intruder flew by N2B once again - flying toward the snag.  Again, poor caps - sorry.

Noticed that now we can rewind 3 hrs. instead of the 2 hrs. that occurred after the streaming problem. :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 01, 2019, 09:45:16 AM
Great caps TPA... I wonder where D27 is today?  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2019, 09:53:32 AM
Great shots, TPA!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2019, 10:04:16 AM
Caught this one about an hour and 40 minutes ago on rewind.  I think its DM2 leaving the maple.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 01, 2019, 10:11:11 AM
You guys are phenomenal!!  It's all I can do to get ready for work and get in on time, and you all have already taken fantastic screen shots and are tracking their movements!  Thanks for keeping folks like me informed (and entertained). :)  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 01, 2019, 11:04:08 AM
Lisa you have the bestest pics!  So does matisse, mpmom, tpa, t40 er and all others I forget to thank!!! You all rock!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2019, 11:26:17 AM
Thank you, Lori and I agree with you, everyone takes awesome screen captures including you! 

It's these AMAZING cam operators that help me get these nice pics.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on February 01, 2019, 11:36:27 AM
amazing pics peeps
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: winged on February 01, 2019, 02:49:22 PM
bestest

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 01, 2019, 04:00:41 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
6 hrs

Squeeee! We got two postcards this week - one from D27 and one from long-silent D24! Both eagles are doing well and in the Decorah area. D27 is spending a lot of time in the vicinity of N2B (perhaps not surprising to anyone who thought she might never leave the nest), while D24 has been out in the Calmar area. Brett commented "When D-24 briefly transmitted last Saturday, the two Decorah birds were about three miles apart when the data hits came in. Who knows, they could have been closer than that between hits - maybe sharing a carcass!" We're thrilled that D24's transmitter has started talking to us again and we hope to have more to learn and share in the months ahead. Stay safe and warm, you two - and thanks for checking in!

So how old are the eaglets? D24 will turn three this year and D27 will turn two. We wouldn't have this data without Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley sharing their knowledge, data, and maps with us! You can follow the travels of all of our eagles and learn more about them and our transmitter project here: https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 01, 2019, 04:11:23 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
6 hrs

Squeeee! We got two postcards this week - one from D27 and one from long-silent D24! Both eagles are doing well and in the Decorah area. D27 is spending a lot of time in the vicinity of N2B (perhaps not surprising to anyone who thought she might never leave the nest), while D24 has been out in the Calmar area. Brett commented "When D-24 briefly transmitted last Saturday, the two Decorah birds were about three miles apart when the data hits came in. Who knows, they could have been closer than that between hits - maybe sharing a carcass!" We're thrilled that D24's transmitter has started talking to us again and we hope to have more to learn and share in the months ahead. Stay safe and warm, you two - and thanks for checking in!

So how old are the eaglets? D24 will turn three this year and D27 will turn two. We wouldn't have this data without Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley sharing their knowledge, data, and maps with us! You can follow the travels of all of our eagles and learn more about them and our transmitter project here: https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/

Thanks for sharing this info T40!  How fantastic is that - we can follow D24 again!  Funny how they both seem to want to stay close to the natal nest area, even after traveling to other 'parts of the world'. :) 

What can we say - Decorah is a magical place for both eagles AND humans.  Stay safe D24 & D27 and we'll catch you on the flip side.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 01, 2019, 05:36:08 PM
The late afternoon light is so beautiful as it softly enhances N2B. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 01, 2019, 05:44:32 PM
 :)  Nice to see them both this evening.  Thanks for the screen caps and the postcard info.   

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2019, 05:46:40 PM
Evening nest pics

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2019, 05:47:56 PM
:)  Nice to see them both this evening.  Thanks for the screen caps and the postcard info.

erock, I thought for sure she was going to take whatever he is eating away from him.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 01, 2019, 05:49:37 PM
:)  Nice to see them both this evening.  Thanks for the screen caps and the postcard info.

erock, I thought for sure she was going to take whatever he is eating away from him.   ;D

I thought so too, Lisa.  He seemed pretty serious about his meal though.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on February 01, 2019, 05:57:01 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
6 hrs

Squeeee! We got two postcards this week - one from D27 and one from long-silent D24! Both eagles are doing well and in the Decorah area. D27 is spending a lot of time in the vicinity of N2B (perhaps not surprising to anyone who thought she might never leave the nest), while D24 has been out in the Calmar area. Brett commented "When D-24 briefly transmitted last Saturday, the two Decorah birds were about three miles apart when the data hits came in. Who knows, they could have been closer than that between hits - maybe sharing a carcass!" We're thrilled that D24's transmitter has started talking to us again and we hope to have more to learn and share in the months ahead. Stay safe and warm, you two - and thanks for checking in!


Thank you, T40

On the 26th there was a visitor perched above N2B, then the non-adult flew around.  The map shows that when D27 pinged at one point on the 26th she was .53 mile away from N2B.  I wonder if she spent the night perched above her natal nest, or flew there in the morning from her bluff top location. Her last ping late in the afternoon before showed her .5 away - at the bluff top.  :)

TPA, I think that is a crow in your pics.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 01, 2019, 06:15:38 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
6 hrs

Squeeee! We got two postcards this week - one from D27 and one from long-silent D24! Both eagles are doing well and in the Decorah area. D27 is spending a lot of time in the vicinity of N2B (perhaps not surprising to anyone who thought she might never leave the nest), while D24 has been out in the Calmar area. Brett commented "When D-24 briefly transmitted last Saturday, the two Decorah birds were about three miles apart when the data hits came in. Who knows, they could have been closer than that between hits - maybe sharing a carcass!" We're thrilled that D24's transmitter has started talking to us again and we hope to have more to learn and share in the months ahead. Stay safe and warm, you two - and thanks for checking in!


Thank you, T40

On the 26th there was a visitor perched above N2B, then the non-adult flew around.  The map shows that when D27 pinged at one point on the 26th she was .53 mile away from N2B.  I wonder if she spent the night perched above her natal nest, or flew there in the morning from her bluff top location. Her last ping late in the afternoon before showed her .5 away - at the bluff top.  :)

TPA, I think that is a crow in your pics.

Ginger - thank you!

Now I wonder if this was dear D27 on the 28th when DM2 was chased to the nest (with his partially eaten prey in talons) by an intruder, and Mom chased off the intruder.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7fXz7YcemU  A ping from that day showed D27 0.367 miles from N2B. 

Date and Time: 2019-01-28, 16:40 CST
Latitude and Longitude: 43.27990, -91.7782
Miles traveled since last fix: 3.00,
Notes: 3 N to hillside ~1800 feet N of hatchery
Distance from natal nest:
0.367 miles or 0.59 km
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 01, 2019, 06:49:16 PM
D27's a homegirl. Love it! :-* So the answer to an eagleholic's main question (Do they ever....?) is YES!  ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 01, 2019, 09:02:44 PM
D27's a homegirl. Love it! :-* So the answer to an eagleholic's main question (Do they ever....?) is YES!  ;D

T40 - Thank you!

I don't know the terrain in N2B territory, but the brown & green mix on your map from the 29th (less than a mile from N2B) looks like it might contain some fine space to shelter/roost during the cold. 

The temp in Decorah started falling below 0F on Mon. afternoon.  By Tuesday night, the low in Decorah was -24F, and the D27 ping is from late afternoon on the 29th.  Her prior ping was just .3 miles from that location.  Maybe that's when she found a nice spot to rest until the weather improved. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on February 01, 2019, 10:16:42 PM
D24 is a male BE that fledged from N2B on 6/11/16.
He was fitted with a GPS transmitter, banded & very safely released on 6/30/16.

Well I'll be darned, look whose transmitter decided to PING back to the Eagle Valley mother ship on January 25th 2019.

24's 'backpack' must have a high temperature issue because it still works OK while in a cryogenic state.  ;)
The high temp was about 1 degree (F) on 1/25/19 at those coordinates.

The sun angle in Jan is low and eagles tend to hunker down in the trees especially in these temps so I don't think it's a solar panel recharging the battery issue.     

Decorah 24's transmitter has been sending location data very intermittently since just after July 4th 2017.

There were 3 pings after 07/04/17.
Two on 09/27/17 & one on 11/11/17.

D24's most recent location data was received in a block of dates between 03/07/18 to 04/30/18 until this latest ping on 01/25/19.   8)

2nd Image

There is no way of knowing exactly where D24 has been in between his transmitted pings. But ..

I'm going to make an educated best guess on his available 'pinged' data and say that D24 has not really strayed very far from his natal nest area since the Fall of 2017. While I'm sure he has bounced N&S with the seasons some, I have a great fuzzy feeling he is more of a home birdy than his sibling D27 is.   ;D

I would not be shocked at all if D24 has not set up shop somewhere upstream on his 'natal creek', Trout Creek, between Calmer and N2B or somewhere on the Turkey River.  :)

Within a 25 mile radius of N2B I think this male D24 has decided to reside.  8)
                                          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
While it very easily could have been any juvenile BE making a cameo on the N2B cam of late.

And I certainly wouldn't rule out 24 or 27 winging in to say hello to Mom @ N2B and the trout that happen to be near her only to be unceremoniously ushered out of the Hatchery area by DM2 just as a new dude with any set of you know what's should do genetically in the animal kingdom.

My mate, food and nest period .

Any attempt to mess with their eaglets to come will be met with the full force of the definition of fierce eagle protection I have no doubt become to know. 

I like this new eagle dude "they" call DM2.
I think he can step up to the plate and be Mom's cougar.   ;D       

The map below shows D24's location data known to us between 09/27/17 up to his latest ping on 01/25/19.  8)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on February 02, 2019, 01:48:02 AM
TPABay111

The terrain around N2B looks like this with 20 foot contour lines.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2019, 05:56:12 AM
TPABay111

The terrain around N2B looks like this with 20 foot contour lines.

Broken - thanks for the very detailed terrain map. DM2....Mom's cougar  ;D ;D

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 02, 2019, 07:02:08 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 02, 2019, 07:03:07 AM
Thank you T40 & Broken ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2019, 07:16:21 AM
Morning, MpMom  :)  Mom sure did seem like she was staring something down. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 02, 2019, 07:28:00 AM
Good Morning, all. Going up to 42 degrees in my neck of the woods today. The weather report for Decorah is similar, there should be more activity at the nest. Can't wait to see all your updates and comments.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 02, 2019, 07:29:01 AM
 :o To fast to snip :o

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 02, 2019, 07:39:54 AM
Gotta catch up from yesterday... was not home.  Thanks for posting everyone so I feel like I missed nothing!!!  Checking cams first thing and coffee then catching up!

Mom this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 02, 2019, 08:04:27 AM
BL - thank you so much for the detailed topography map!

Matisse, MpMom & Lisa - great Groundhog Day photos!  Mom even brought in a new stick, and surely nestorations will be in full swing this weekend. Mom put the stick by the nest cup, and DM2 will undoubtedly move it during his next nest stop.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 02, 2019, 09:02:32 AM
 :)  Mom with her stick earlier today. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2019, 09:15:46 AM
:)  Mom with her stick earlier today. 

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Nice pic, erock....another big log!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2019, 09:58:31 AM
Mom with a fish in her right talon

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 02, 2019, 11:37:39 AM
 ;) It's a heatwave--25 degrees! LOL


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 02, 2019, 11:53:49 AM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 02, 2019, 11:56:56 AM
;D

Matisse - thanks so much for your great pics!  Mom & DM2 both brought fresh yellow roses to the nest.  The weather widget on the Decorah page says it's 36F right now - a definite heat wave for the cottonwood!

I noticed a large dark smear on top of DM2's snowy white head.  Hopefully with the warmer above-freezing temps this weekend he'll be able to have a bath.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 02, 2019, 12:23:25 PM
t40, broken Thank you so much for D27 info!!!
Great pics today matisse, mpmom, Lisa, tpa & er29 :)
Hi Ruby!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: winged on February 02, 2019, 03:19:42 PM
TPABay111

The terrain around N2B looks like this with 20 foot contour lines.

Broken - thanks for the very detailed terrain map. [...]
As a map lover, I second that. Very instructive.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 02, 2019, 03:30:59 PM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2019, 03:50:51 PM
Thank you, Matisse and TPA for the wonderful pics!  I've been out and about all day.  I see Mom and DM2 have been...busy, busy!

T40, I just busted out laughing with that caption on your pic!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on February 02, 2019, 03:58:18 PM
Lol T40.

Thanks for pics peeps
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 02, 2019, 04:39:42 PM
;D

lol  8) 8) 8) That would be a great meme!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2019, 04:52:53 PM
Evening nest pics

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on February 02, 2019, 04:53:40 PM
Looks like the nest that was there is gone.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2019, 04:59:56 PM
Thank you cam operators for these great shots tonight!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 02, 2019, 05:22:37 PM
Thank you cam operators for these great shots tonight!

Thank you, Lisa, for your great pics (and to the amazing cam operators & RRP cams)!  Mom looked like she couldn't believe that N1 is no longer.

Thank you to Mom & DM2 for frequently being within cam views today - we had 3 days of missing you during the horrid cold.

Tulsa captured 3 videos late this afternoon (thank you, Tulsa!):

Decorah Eagles 2-2-19, 4:45 pm Both on the Y, lots of vocals   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxlLG4zD1uk
Decorah Eagles 2-2-19, 4:45 pm Maple, Y, N1 tree, N2B      
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akFNYh1tPMY
Decorah Eagles 2-2-19 5pm Mom on the skywalk, DM2 eats on the other tree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvmJT_6KWg0

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2019, 05:42:46 PM
Thank you cam operators for these great shots tonight!

Thank you, Lisa, for your great pics!  Mom looked like she couldn't believe that N1 is no longer.

Thank you to Mom & DM2 for frequently being within cam views today - we had 3 days of missing you during the horrid cold.

Thanks, TPA.  Love your stand off pic  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 02, 2019, 05:48:24 PM
Thanks for all the great pictures, I missed everything today.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 02, 2019, 06:10:11 PM
Lisa... wow first time I've seen N1 since it's gone.  Saved that pic.  Makes me kinda sad... lots of memories for Mom... it was also kind of her (Diva Den) to get away from the kids and have a snack from time to time ;) 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 02, 2019, 06:13:20 PM
TPABay111

The terrain around N2B looks like this with 20 foot contour lines.

Broken - thanks for the very detailed terrain map. [...]
As a map lover, I second that. Very instructive.

I third that... love the maps :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2019, 06:16:13 PM
Lisa... wow first time I've seen N1 since it's gone.  Saved that pic.  Makes me kinda sad... lots of memories for Mom... it was also kind of her (Diva Den) to get away from the kids and have a snack from time to time ;)

Hopefully, her and DM2 will use it to get away from the kids  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 02, 2019, 06:45:16 PM
Here's a handy glossary of terms in falconry, like "mute" and "warble." :)

The Modern Apprentice - http://www.themodernapprentice.com/glossary.htm
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 02, 2019, 06:57:16 PM
Here's a handy glossary of terms in falconry, like "mute" and "warble." :)

The Modern Apprentice - http://www.themodernapprentice.com/glossary.htm

We can never get enough education T40... thank you will read that later. ;) Thanks buddy.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 02, 2019, 07:03:50 PM
Thanks for all the wonderful screen captures today!  I was out for the day and missed so much! 

T40, that "Waiter" screen cap and caption are prize winning  ;D ;D

The N1 nest has been gone for a while now -- I think it was pretty much gone by the time the cameras were turned back on.  It seems that the remainder was washed away with those heavy rains that Decorah had in September.   I thought I had a screen capture from an earlier view but can't locate it now. 

Lisa, in your wonderful capture of the old N1 space with Mom and DM2, I could imagine Mom telling him in "eagle talk" about her desire for a new summer home there  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on February 02, 2019, 10:19:20 PM
Here's a screencap of N1 from 9/15 (last day the cam was on) and then one from 10/8 (day after the cams came back).


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 02, 2019, 11:07:59 PM
Thank you, Ginger! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on February 02, 2019, 11:57:52 PM
Thank you, Ginger!

You're welcome, erock! 😃
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TX_Ninja on February 03, 2019, 12:26:18 AM
Mom was saying, "You want to complain about N2B, let me show you N1. Your call buddy."

 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 03, 2019, 06:58:30 AM
Here's a screencap of N1 from 9/15 (last day the cam was on) and then one from 10/8 (day after the cams came back).

Thank you, Ginger!  It's great that the wonderful last clutch of Dad were able to use N1 for their pre-dispersal summer picnic eagle-manners-style lunches.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 03, 2019, 07:10:28 AM
well good morning  :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on February 03, 2019, 07:11:02 AM
They are busy this morning I see  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 03, 2019, 07:11:38 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2019, 07:12:05 AM
Morning nest pics

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 03, 2019, 07:13:06 AM
Mom was saying, "You want to complain about N2B, let me show you N1. Your call buddy."

 8)

lol Tx  8)  Thanks for pics Ginger...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on February 03, 2019, 07:14:07 AM
lol He's probably glad the snow is gone from the nest right now
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 03, 2019, 07:14:33 AM
well good morning  :o

I knew you would get some good shots Lisa & Matisse tpa & mpmom too!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2019, 07:17:19 AM
Thanks, Lori.

Great pics, Matisse and TPA!

Shelly, I bet you are right!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 03, 2019, 07:19:59 AM
 ;) Nice Lisa! My snipper wouldn't go when on the nest :(

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2019, 07:39:44 AM
;) Nice Lisa! My snipper wouldn't go when on the nest :(

Thank you, MpMom

Oh no...I knew you were up. Glad you got the snipper fixed.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Arcadia on February 03, 2019, 07:40:56 AM
Thank you Lisa and Ginger for the N1 pictures. It does make me a bit sad and nostalgic. Fun times there. I am very surprised that such a huge nest could dissipate like this.

edit: Huh. I see I am back to 1 post again. It's OK though.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on February 03, 2019, 08:36:34 AM
8:28 a.m. DM2 arrives with a fish and soon leaves without making any attempt to eat it.


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 03, 2019, 08:39:37 AM
Evening nest pics

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that's amazing that the nest went down! It has been deteriorating ---sad. Wonder if they will re-build one there. It was a great training ground and summer retreat!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 03, 2019, 08:46:30 AM
8:28 a.m. DM2 arrives with a fish and soon leaves without making any attempt to eat it.

Thanks Ginger!  I appreciate you putting the time.  Will have to rewind & pause... coffee & laundry ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on February 03, 2019, 08:51:56 AM
thanks all
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 03, 2019, 09:07:17 AM
8:28 a.m. DM2 arrives with a fish and soon leaves without making any attempt to eat it.

Thanks, Ginger!

Maybe DM2 decided to have his breakfish elsewhere to eliminate cleanup in the nest.  Within 30 minutes he came back to do more nestorations.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 03, 2019, 09:41:53 AM
Lil visit from DM-2 brought fish & left to eat somewhere else to keep nest tidy or share with Mom!

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7889/32029783467_781926dde0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QNn1HZ)2019-02-03 (12) (https://flic.kr/p/QNn1HZ) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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https://youtu.be/7f9Gi7xPsck via LoriD
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 03, 2019, 10:06:30 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: lilbirdz on February 03, 2019, 10:29:37 AM
Does anyone know if and when Dad built N1? I know that he had a mate before Mom and that, for reasons of their own, they built another nest in a tree that was destroyed by a microburst the same year that Bob died.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 03, 2019, 10:48:05 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 03, 2019, 10:51:03 AM
Does anyone know if and when Dad built N1? I know that he had a mate before Mom and that, for reasons of their own, they built another nest in a tree that was destroyed by a microburst the same year that Bob died.

on the website it says 2007:
2018: After two male eagles come and go, Mom accepts a new mate. The two begin working on N2B in October.
2018: Dad disappears in April of 2018. He is last seen at N2B on April 18, 2018.
2015: Mom and Dad adopt N2B in October of 2015
2015: Humans build a nest (N2B) to encourage the eagles to begin building near the former location of N2
2015: N2 is destroyed during a storm the morning of July 18
2012: Mom and Dad begin a new nest (N2) in mid-October on the north bank of Trout Creek about 700 feet from N1, which is still standing
2007: A four-year old female (Mom) joins Dad at N1 in early December
2007: OM disappears in early fall
2007: N0 is destroyed during a storm. Dad and OM begin building a new nest (N1) in the yard of a home just north of the hatchery
2002?ish: the male eagle (Dad) and his original mate (OM) build a nest (N0) in the hills to the east of the hatchery
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 03, 2019, 11:11:41 AM
I don't know this, but I think N1 disintegrated or was knocked down for safety reasons when RRP climbed up there to do maintenance on the cams.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2019, 11:26:00 AM
Thanks for the great pics, Matisse, TPA, Lori and Ginger  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 03, 2019, 12:15:41 PM
I don't know this, but I think N1 disintegrated or was knocked down for safety reasons when RRP climbed up there to do maintenance on the cams.

T40, this was part of RRP's October 10, 2018 Facebook post:

"In Decorah, we briefly saw a juvenile at the Y-Branch yesterday, and DM* paid a visit to the Y-Branch today! While N1 is mostly gone due to a lack of replenishing sticks and heavy rain, I can't help but wonder if DM* is interested in building there. Time to relax and remind myself that we're on Eagle Time now!"

So pretty much caused by continued disintegration combined with heavy rains.  Those 2018 juvies were pretty rough on the N1 remains too as they fought for food and played with the sticks and nest material as we enjoyed their antics.  It's almost felt like N1 was home so I'm sorry to see it gone.  It lasted a pretty long time without any nestorations though.  You never know what may happen to that vacant lot now ;D ;D

*That was before we knew the new resident DM2 was the one we were seeing! 

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: STLbf on February 03, 2019, 02:33:58 PM
My guess is that the N1 site is too close to N2B for another pair of eagles to build a new nest there.  N1 and the Y branch have been popular with fledglings as perching and eating sites for several years, even though they hatch in N2B.

Separate question: How much has this year's pair built up the "rails" of N2B from the end of last season? When the cameras show us a full-height picture, it looks to be maybe a foot taller.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2019, 03:42:23 PM
Caught this beauty on rewind starting about at 45 minutes ago

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 03, 2019, 04:31:53 PM
Lisa - what a fantastic cap!

RRP Facebook post:

Decorah Eagles

2/3/19: February 3, 2019: https://youtu.be/7f9Gi7xPsck. What a difference a few days and 72 degrees makes! Fog is rising from the snowpack as DM2 flies into the nest (note that his head is a lot less frosty than it was two days ago). He looks around alertly before flying away at 1:16.

2/2/19: Nest visit, nestorations: https://youtu.be/ijZ0ZUTMqQs. Mom and DM2 fly into the nest. Mom has a talonful of husks. The two of them work on the nest for a little bit, moving materials and digging a little bit. Mom hops up on the Skywalk and eventually flies out while DM2 keeps working (check 2:25 for a bad hair moment). she comes back in with more material at 3:18. The camera switches at 4:02 for a different view of the nest, and again at 4:15 as nestorations continue. Check the nest at 7:07 as DM2 flies out, and compare it with the beginning of the video to see how much work was done!

2/2/19: DM2 & Mom visit the nest: https://youtu.be/o8fxNvjm9X4. An early morning visit to
N2B by Mom and DM2. Enjoy the whole video or skip to 9:59 for some very cool mutual vocalizations and what looks like nest defense (or at least an alarm) from Mom and DM2.

2/1/19: DM2 shows his frosty face: https://youtu.be/uXqO0oJ1Xl8. It looks like there's a bit of frost on DM2's head and tail feathers as he visits N2B and vocalizes. Listen for the neightborhood crow watch in the distance and for Mom to start vocalizing at about 20 seconds. Eagle and crow vocals continue throughout.


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 03, 2019, 04:35:11 PM
Lisa, what a beauty!  Awesome capture as always -- thank you!   8)

STL, I just wanted to clarify that I didn't mean that any other eagles could build a nest at N1 -- Mom and DM2 would never allow that!  A bald eagle's nesting territory is large (generally about 1-2 square miles, although they are smaller in more densely populated areas, which is becoming more common as the eagle population has increased). 

Since the N1 tree is just a few minutes walk from N2B, there's no way for anybirdy else :).   I was just considering that since eagles like to build nests, Mom and DM2 might think about putting a few sticks and nest material where the old nest was, or perhaps even something larger as part of their pair bonding activities, after this season  -- but just pure speculation on my part.  Other eagle pairs have been to known to have two or more nests in their territory, and at least one pair had two nests in the same tree! 

Just in case anybody hasn't seen this RRP blog, it's a really interesting blog from October 2012, after RRP discovered that Mom and Dad were building N2!  It even has a photo of the tree with two nests!   ;D

https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/search?q=build+nests
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 03, 2019, 04:41:43 PM
 :)  Posting this capture that I took earlier today with my most silly caption ever - pun intended  ;).  A real groan getter :)



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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 03, 2019, 04:49:43 PM
Thanks, TPA, great update
Lisa - what a fantastic cap!

RRP Facebook post:

Decorah Eagles

2/3/19: February 3, 2019: https://youtu.be/7f9Gi7xPsck. What a difference a few days and 72 degrees makes! Fog is rising from the snowpack as DM2 flies into the nest (note that his head is a lot less frosty than it was two days ago). He looks around alertly before flying away at 1:16.

2/2/19: Nest visit, nestorations: https://youtu.be/ijZ0ZUTMqQs. Mom and DM2 fly into the nest. Mom has a talonful of husks. The two of them work on the nest for a little bit, moving materials and digging a little bit. Mom hops up on the Skywalk and eventually flies out while DM2 keeps working (check 2:25 for a bad hair moment). she comes back in with more material at 3:18. The camera switches at 4:02 for a different view of the nest, and again at 4:15 as nestorations continue. Check the nest at 7:07 as DM2 flies out, and compare it with the beginning of the video to see how much work was done!

2/2/19: DM2 & Mom visit the nest: https://youtu.be/o8fxNvjm9X4. An early morning visit to
N2B by Mom and DM2. Enjoy the whole video or skip to 9:59 for some very cool mutual vocalizations and what looks like nest defense (or at least an alarm) from Mom and DM2.

2/1/19: DM2 shows his frosty face: https://youtu.be/uXqO0oJ1Xl8. It looks like there's a bit of frost on DM2's head and tail feathers as he visits N2B and vocalizes. Listen for the neightborhood crow watch in the distance and for Mom to start vocalizing at about 20 seconds. Eagle and crow vocals continue throughout.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 03, 2019, 04:51:09 PM
Awesome picture, Lisa. Thanks for posting it here. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2019, 04:59:36 PM
Separate question: How much has this year's pair built up the "rails" of N2B from the end of last season? When the cameras show us a full-height picture, it looks to be maybe a foot taller.

STL, check out this video that Amy made of the nest.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19MKbpx-QSo&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2M9fdlGUnMjpWa_pljmgSDQ0hVHyhbMPYcBA-KVp_wWNKocbj2Y6-b1uU

Thank you, Ruby, erock and TPA  :)

erock, that is the best Superbowl ever!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 03, 2019, 05:33:10 PM
:)  Posting this capture that I took earlier today with my most silly caption ever - pun intended  ;).  A real groan getter :)

ER - awesome!

Love watching Mom when she uses her talons to grab fill and loosen it.

Thank you, Tulsa, for the wonderful video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfkMroxPYiE

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2019, 05:52:52 PM
Evening nest pic

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 03, 2019, 06:26:14 PM
For anybody that may have missed...  8)

Mom & DM-2 at N1
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7878/40010956073_e8a29a87ab_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23XCBhe)2019-02-03 (23) (https://flic.kr/p/23XCBhe) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Decorah Eagles 2-2-19, 7:45 Mom brings in a big stick
https://youtu.be/7s8wgadF7Mw via tulsa
Decorah Eagles 2-2-19, 11:35 am Nest visit, nestorations
https://youtu.be/ijZ0ZUTMqQs via Tulsa
Decorah Eagles 2-2-19, 4:45 pm Maple, Y, N1 tree, N2B
https://youtu.be/akFNYh1tPMY via tulsa
Decorah Eagles 2-3-19, 10 am Mom then DM2, nice flights in and out
https://youtu.be/Z5H9JUd1P_E via tulsa
Decorah Eagles 2-3-19, 5:20 pm Mom works on nestovers, nestorations
https://youtu.be/AfkMroxPYiE via tulsa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 04, 2019, 05:38:36 AM
JULIE,
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2019, 06:15:37 AM
For anybody that may have missed...  8)

Mom & DM-2 at N1
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7878/40010956073_e8a29a87ab_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23XCBhe)2019-02-03 (23) (https://flic.kr/p/23XCBhe) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Decorah Eagles 2-2-19, 7:45 Mom brings in a big stick
https://youtu.be/7s8wgadF7Mw via tulsa
Decorah Eagles 2-2-19, 11:35 am Nest visit, nestorations
https://youtu.be/ijZ0ZUTMqQs via Tulsa
Decorah Eagles 2-2-19, 4:45 pm Maple, Y, N1 tree, N2B
https://youtu.be/akFNYh1tPMY via tulsa
Decorah Eagles 2-3-19, 10 am Mom then DM2, nice flights in and out
https://youtu.be/Z5H9JUd1P_E via tulsa
Decorah Eagles 2-3-19, 5:20 pm Mom works on nestovers, nestorations
https://youtu.be/AfkMroxPYiE via tulsa

Thank you, Lori for posting!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 04, 2019, 07:22:38 AM
Mornin' Beautiful!



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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2019, 07:48:54 AM
Morning nest pics

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 04, 2019, 09:07:04 AM
Good morning, all.

Quote of the day: Good energy-kindness, decency, and love- it is the most transformative forces in the world.

Lisa, thanks for the pictures, I guess dominance is a factor in why Mom mounts DM2 but, oh how I would love to know the full story here.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 04, 2019, 09:14:21 AM
 ;)

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Post by: Matisse1 on February 04, 2019, 09:17:29 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 04, 2019, 09:23:28 AM
Mom was there in a nano-second after her meal radar must have gone off :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 04, 2019, 09:25:21 AM
Mom is smart - waited for him to get some of the de-furring out of the way.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 04, 2019, 09:29:21 AM
Thank you for the great pics everyone!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tulsaducati on February 04, 2019, 09:34:59 AM
Looking forward to the coming chat season? Regularly scheduled chat for the 2018/2019 season will begin with the laying of the first egg. After the first egg, hours will be 8-11 a.m. and 5-8 p.m. CST. After first hatch, hours will be 8-10 a.m., 1-3 p.m., and 6-8 p.m. (Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 p.m.) CST. For registered teachers, Classroom Chat begins February 11, and hours will be 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. CST. We look forward to seeing you in chat!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on February 04, 2019, 09:39:41 AM
THANK YOU PEEPS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 04, 2019, 09:42:03 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on February 04, 2019, 09:52:22 AM
what just happened?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 04, 2019, 09:55:17 AM
LOVE, LOVE LOVE everyone's pics and funny/informative posts! This weekend my home computer finally bit the dust completely, so now I can only watch our beloved eagles at work. :(  So seeing all the caps and comments really makes my day.  Thanks so much!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tulsaducati on February 04, 2019, 09:58:40 AM
This morning's prey discussion: https://youtu.be/zmJuopExSxg (https://youtu.be/zmJuopExSxg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 04, 2019, 10:04:41 AM
Not sure if this is what williwaw meant, but Mom seemed intent on something a few minutes ago...

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: lilbirdz on February 04, 2019, 10:09:53 AM
There seems to be two parts of something furry and a bit bloody in the nest with Mom, but that is just a guess.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on February 04, 2019, 10:11:45 AM
The 2 were in the nest alerting and alerting
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 04, 2019, 10:12:02 AM
 :)  Guessing possible intruder in the area with this last interaction.  Could it be that ever-hungry D27 still checking out her "home"?   :D :D

Whichever birdy it was, Mom and DM2 are a force! 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 04, 2019, 10:17:22 AM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 04, 2019, 10:21:57 AM
 ;) looks like rabbit or squirrel is also on the menu

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 04, 2019, 10:22:24 AM
Not sure if this is what williwaw meant, but Mom seemed intent on something a few minutes ago...

DM2 brought in even larger furry prey this time.  Maybe someone was chasing him to grab a feast?

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: lilbirdz on February 04, 2019, 10:25:13 AM
Somehow I became a newbie again. Does that make me younger? There are days when I wonder if DM2 is worthy of our amazing Mom. This is one of them. I am working hard on Trust The Eagles.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 04, 2019, 10:27:06 AM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 04, 2019, 10:35:50 AM
No need for beakering - plenty for everyone!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 04, 2019, 10:36:41 AM
:)

Now Mom has gone back to the original meal & DM2 has the new meal to de-fur. They're both busy eating :)

Mom decided she wants the newest meal.  DM2 said no, but Mom quickly moved the prey over to her plate.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2019, 11:06:02 AM
This morning's prey discussion: https://youtu.be/zmJuopExSxg (https://youtu.be/zmJuopExSxg)

Awww, DM2 ever the gentleman tries too put up a good fight, but eventually gives in to Mom.  :)

Thanks for the video, Tulsa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2019, 11:06:49 AM
Thank you, everyone for the great pics!  I've been running errands this morning and missed all the nest activity. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 04, 2019, 11:15:38 AM
Thank you, TBA for the awesome pictures of Mom and DM2 interactions today. A feast for the both of them (think they stole that feast, but that is a good thing).
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: STLbf on February 04, 2019, 11:16:39 AM
Pretty sure the light-colored prey is an opossum -- WAS an opossum.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 04, 2019, 12:02:44 PM
Thank you, TBA for the awesome pictures of Mom and DM2 interactions today. A feast for the both of them (think they stole that feast, but that is a good thing).

I think that the feast might have been stolen as well, because it looked half open when DM2 came in with it. In spite of the wind, I think DM2 & Mom are enjoying a day of feasting today (or at least hours of feasting). 

So appreciative of everyone's pics & Tulsa's videos today.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 04, 2019, 01:58:13 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2019, 02:23:34 PM
;)

Nice one, Matisse
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tulsaducati on February 04, 2019, 02:48:20 PM


RAPTOR RESOURCE PROJECT FB POST:
Looking forward to chatting? Save these dates for the Decorah Eagles chat and keep an eye out for flash chats in the meantime!
Main chat schedule:
- After first egg: 8-11 a.m. and 5-8 p.m.
- After first hatch: 8-10 a.m., 1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m.
(Tuesday and Thursday 6-9 p.m.)

Education chat schedule:
February 11, 2019:
8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Monday-Friday

The Decorah Eagles chat happens here: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/ (https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/?fbclid=IwAR3AkQl0mAD9K3CzqvpJpOnbi8g_L8sah05t7O5dI1sUrILpCzzdRWubgY8). If you don't have a Chatroll account, we have instructions for joining at the top of the page. We look forward to chatting with you!
Teachers who don't have an education account with us can get one here: https://www.raptorresource.org/register/ (https://www.raptorresource.org/register/?fbclid=IwAR2rKkpbOajoBkehELtbIFZN4C4NtHB92ZHbA7m1yjfICYpqwA9QKVbFXyA). Homeschoolers are welcome, although you must be 18 years or older and an educator or homeschooler to have an account. We verify all education accounts and the classroom is COPA-compliant.
Thanks to Robin Brumm for her beautiful photograph!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tulsaducati on February 04, 2019, 02:49:47 PM
If you know any teachers who would be interested in our Classroom Chat, please pass along that teacher registration link. Here it is again:
https://www.raptorresource.org/register/ (https://www.raptorresource.org/register/?fbclid=IwAR2rKkpbOajoBkehELtbIFZN4C4NtHB92ZHbA7m1yjfICYpqwA9QKVbFXyA)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: smileawhile on February 04, 2019, 03:42:07 PM
Thanks to all for the yummy feast photos!  Mom & DM2 making up for snow days! That last course looked a whole lot like oppossum. Common oppossums weigh about 3 lbs.  I believe the Virginia oppossum can be up to 14 lbs.  This guy was probably in the 3 lb range.  It is believed that Mom can carry about 4 lbs of prey weight. DM2, being smaller, would carry maybe up to 3 lbs. That's a hefty load, but a lot of chow.  This possum might have already been worked on before DM2 lugged it to the nest. Well, I may have salad tonight after seeing all those delightful close-ups lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2019, 04:05:27 PM
Thanks to all for the yummy feast photos!  Mom & DM2 making up for snow days! That last course looked a whole lot like oppossum. Common oppossums weigh about 3 lbs.  I believe the Virginia oppossum can be up to 14 lbs.  This guy was probably in the 3 lb range.  It is believed that Mom can carry about 4 lbs of prey weight. DM2, being smaller, would carry maybe up to 3 lbs. That's a hefty load, but a lot of chow.  This possum might have already been worked on before DM2 lugged it to the nest. Well, I may have salad tonight after seeing all those delightful close-ups lol

LOL, smile!

Thanks for the info on how much Mom and DM2 could carry. 

I missed seeing it brought to the nest.  Do we have any videos of it?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 04, 2019, 04:17:52 PM
Thanks to all for the yummy feast photos!  Mom & DM2 making up for snow days! That last course looked a whole lot like oppossum. Common oppossums weigh about 3 lbs.  I believe the Virginia oppossum can be up to 14 lbs.  This guy was probably in the 3 lb range.  It is believed that Mom can carry about 4 lbs of prey weight. DM2, being smaller, would carry maybe up to 3 lbs. That's a hefty load, but a lot of chow.  This possum might have already been worked on before DM2 lugged it to the nest. Well, I may have salad tonight after seeing all those delightful close-ups lol

LOL, smile!

Thanks for the info on how much Mom and DM2 could carry. 

I missed seeing it brought to the nest.  Do we have any videos of it?

Smile - thank you so much for letting us know how much Mom and DM2 can carry!

Lisa - These are great videos from today:
Tulsa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmJuopExSxg&feature=youtu.be
Blossem Holland - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K3dL83XMMM
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2019, 04:21:00 PM
Thanks to all for the yummy feast photos!  Mom & DM2 making up for snow days! That last course looked a whole lot like oppossum. Common oppossums weigh about 3 lbs.  I believe the Virginia oppossum can be up to 14 lbs.  This guy was probably in the 3 lb range.  It is believed that Mom can carry about 4 lbs of prey weight. DM2, being smaller, would carry maybe up to 3 lbs. That's a hefty load, but a lot of chow.  This possum might have already been worked on before DM2 lugged it to the nest. Well, I may have salad tonight after seeing all those delightful close-ups lol

LOL, smile!

Thanks for the info on how much Mom and DM2 could carry. 

I missed seeing it brought to the nest.  Do we have any videos of it?

Smile - thank you so much for letting us know how much Mom and DM2 can carry!

Lisa - These are great videos from today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmJuopExSxg&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K3dL83XMMM

Thanks, TPA
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 04, 2019, 04:28:22 PM
Thanks everyone for the additional screen caps.  I had to leave while they were eating that prey and I posted my final screen caps from the late morning. 

I also think that larger prey that DM2 was first working on (that Mom stole lol) was a possum.  I had a screen cap where the eyes were visible and saw the snout.  I decided not to post the "eye" capture  ;D ;D.

Smile, salad does sound like a good choice for dinner after seeing the eagle brunch  ;). 

I wasn't a big fan of possums (mainly because they're a bit scary looking), but became a fan after learning how many ticks they eat.  Possum babies are oh so cute too. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 04, 2019, 04:31:03 PM
Lisa - These are great videos from today:
Tulsa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmJuopExSxg&feature=youtu.be
Blossem Holland - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K3dL83XMMM

Thanks for the video links TPA!  I missed seeing the opossum being brought in by DM2. Smart boy - Mom took his mystery meat so he went out and got himself a 'possum'! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 04, 2019, 04:33:22 PM
I also think that larger prey that DM2 was first working on (that Mom stole lol) was a possum.  I had a screen cap where the eyes were visible and saw the snout.  I decided not to post the "eye" capture  ;D ;D.

I wasn't a big fan of possums (mainly because they're a bit scary looking), but became a fan after learning how many ticks they eat.  Possum babies are oh so cute too.

I agree on both counts erock. I saw something that looked like a snout in somebody's screen cap, but wasn't sure until you said that.  And possum babies are adorable - but aren't all babies? :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on February 04, 2019, 04:36:35 PM
Thanks everyone for the additional screen caps.  I had to leave while they were eating that prey and I posted my final screen caps from the late morning. 

I also think that larger prey that DM2 was first working on (that Mom stole lol) was a possum.  I had a screen cap where the eyes were visible and saw the snout.  I decided not to post the "eye" capture  ;D ;D.

Smile, salad does sound like a good choice for dinner after seeing the eagle brunch  ;). 

I wasn't a big fan of possums (mainly because they're a bit scary looking), but became a fan after learning how many ticks they eat.  Possum babies are oh so cute too.

Opossums are cool, erock.  Another interesting fact about them when I googled:

"Any mammal can get rabies. However, the chance of rabies in an opossum is EXTREMELY RARE. This may have something to do with the opossum's low body temperature (94-97? F) making it difficult for the virus to survive in an opossum's body."
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2019, 04:54:41 PM
Nice sunset at the nest

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 04, 2019, 05:42:50 PM
Ginger, thanks for that additional fact on possums -- pretty cool  8)

Lisa, beautiful sunset capture!  Thank you!

NW, lol about the snout comment -- poor possum!  No playing possum ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 04, 2019, 05:48:22 PM
 :-*  Just caught last year's highlights rolling - can never get enough of those little cuties. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 04, 2019, 06:36:00 PM
The cleaning crew is enjoying today's trash!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 04, 2019, 08:45:05 PM
Wow what a day!  I thought for sure there would be a flash chat... unless I missed it! DM-2 really likes red meat... Mom seems to prefer fish it seems.  Lil critters are busy "cleaning" the nest tonight...  Be safe all and SED's!  Thanks for all the wonderful pictures and updates today everyone!  Thanks ER for our lil ones highlights... I miss them so much  :'(  I know in my heart they are happy & healthy exploring the world on their journey of life. :) Nite all!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on February 04, 2019, 09:21:10 PM
Didn't get a Facebook post (being a non-joiner and all) announcing the approaching Chat Season Schedule, but did get the info in an email from Amy (which made me feel much more special)  :) ;) ;) :) :)
Anyhoo....being as the chat season will be starting soon, I want to refresh everyone on their "typonese" skills!!

Believe it or not, you can read this:   I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulacity uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.  The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid.  Aoccdrnig to racheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihing is taht the first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae.  The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm.  This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.  Amzanig huh?    :o ::) :)

You are now prepared for the Decorah Hatchery Chat Stream, 2019.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on February 04, 2019, 09:24:54 PM
eburg, I could read it!

night all
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 04, 2019, 09:27:52 PM
eburg we know "eaglish" very well!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 05, 2019, 08:05:16 AM
Quote of the day: "What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness."

- John Steinbeck
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 05, 2019, 08:18:38 AM
bling bling
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7815/46270171354_024276b927_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2duJHV5)2019-02-05 (3) (https://flic.kr/p/2duJHV5) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Decorah Eagles 2-5-19, 7:45 am Checking the nestovers
https://youtu.be/11FH4dXUbyc via tulsa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 05, 2019, 09:06:41 AM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: mjot on February 05, 2019, 09:12:24 AM
Great pictures! This nest bowl looks like it is getting really deep! Cornstalks are an apt symbol of Iowa for these Iowa eagles!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 05, 2019, 09:29:51 AM
Great images, everyone!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 05, 2019, 09:40:31 AM
Mom flew in to do a little straightening up.  A twig with a bling white feather on the end got stuck under her right wing.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 05, 2019, 09:44:37 AM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 05, 2019, 10:11:43 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7856/46943603012_d1c014b57a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ewfeFJ)2019-02-05 (6) (https://flic.kr/p/2ewfeFJ) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4849/46271413074_2a6146f163_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2duR633)2019-02-05 (7) (https://flic.kr/p/2duR633) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Anybody that may have missed...  8)

Decorah Eagles DM2 With Stick & Mom's Cool Fly in 2/5/19
https://youtu.be/lQkkOVTKPn8 via eaglewhisperer18

Decorah Eagles DM2 Has BreakFish On Skywalk 2/5/19
https://youtu.be/sh2-GauZWqs via eaglewhisperer18

Decorah Eagles 2-5-19, 9:05 am, Mom then DM2 with sticks, nest fit check
https://youtu.be/F3m5qjegfE8 via Tulsa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 05, 2019, 10:16:41 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tulsaducati on February 05, 2019, 10:24:10 AM

I posted the new chat schedule on this thread yesterday.  Here it is again:
Regularly scheduled chat for the 2018/2019 season will begin with the laying of the first egg. After first egg, hours will be 8-11 a.m. and 5-8 p.m. After first hatch, hours will be 8-10 a.m., 1-3 p.m., and 6-8 p.m. (Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 p.m.).For registered teachers, Classroom Chat will begin February 11.Hours will be 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.


Didn't get a Facebook post (being a non-joiner and all) announcing the approaching Chat Season Schedule, but did get the info in an email from Amy (which made me feel much more special)  :) ;) ;) :) :)
Anyhoo....being as the chat season will be starting soon, I want to refresh everyone on their "typonese" skills!!

Believe it or not, you can read this:   I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulacity uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.  The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid.  Aoccdrnig to racheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihing is taht the first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae.  The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm.  This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.  Amzanig huh?    :o ::) :)

You are now prepared for the Decorah Hatchery Chat Stream, 2019.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 05, 2019, 10:36:34 AM
Thank you, Tulsa for the chat schedule.   :)

Wonderful pics, Matisse, Lori, erock and TPA!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 05, 2019, 10:41:08 AM
:-*  Just caught last year's highlights rolling - can never get enough of those little cuties.

Has 31 texted you lately?  I'll tell you - kids!  They move away and don't stay in touch! ;D

Although 27 has been coming back to the nest area frequently.  She always was a homebody. :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 05, 2019, 10:43:30 AM
The cleaning crew is enjoying today's trash!

Too cute TPA!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 05, 2019, 10:45:18 AM
Didn't get a Facebook post (being a non-joiner and all) announcing the approaching Chat Season Schedule, but did get the info in an email from Amy (which made me feel much more special)  :) ;) ;) :) :)
Anyhoo....being as the chat season will be starting soon, I want to refresh everyone on their "typonese" skills!!

Believe it or not, you can read this:   I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulacity uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.  The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid.  Aoccdrnig to racheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihing is taht the first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae.  The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm.  This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.  Amzanig huh?    :o ::) :)

You are now prepared for the Decorah Hatchery Chat Stream, 2019.

Wndoefrul! Takhns eubrg!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 05, 2019, 10:48:52 AM
Outstanding screen caps everyone! Loved TPA's fish swallowing pics. And the sunset pic was awesome. Thanks to everyone who contributed - true eagle lovers, through and through!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 05, 2019, 11:43:05 AM
DM2 has brought in some small sticks today, and Mom continues to get the nursery ready.

Did you notice the great new tool?  You can report prey brought in, who brought it, what it was, etc.  https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/prey-log/

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 05, 2019, 01:32:40 PM
Many thanks to the capture crew for all these great screen captures!   8)

NW, lol - I think D31 will only text eaglefandave though!   Maybe Dave can put in a good word for me!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 05, 2019, 02:00:42 PM
Many thanks to the capture crew for all these great screen captures!   8)

NW, lol - I think D31 will only text eaglefandave though!   Maybe Dave can put in a good word for me!   ;D ;D

You're right erock!  My bad. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 05, 2019, 02:03:02 PM
DM2 has brought in some small sticks today, and Mom continues to get the nursery ready.

Did you notice the great new tool?  You can report prey brought in, who brought it, what it was, etc.  https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/prey-log/

Besides the link you provided (and thank you for that), where would you find this on your own?  I searched the tabs in the RRP site and didn't see it, and I checked the subject boards in forum and couldn't find it.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 05, 2019, 02:10:48 PM
DM2 has brought in some small sticks today, and Mom continues to get the nursery ready.

Did you notice the great new tool?  You can report prey brought in, who brought it, what it was, etc.  https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/prey-log/

Besides the link you provided (and thank you for that), where would you find this on your own?  I searched the tabs in the RRP site and didn't see it, and I checked the subject boards in forum and couldn't find it.

There is a button for the Prey Log entries above the live stream.  It looks like this:

Decorah Bald Eagles

Sign up for chat | Chat & streaming guide | Guidelines & Mods | Pop out video | Prey Log

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 05, 2019, 02:29:05 PM
Bill would raise fine for shooting bald eagles in Iowa

https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/government/bill-would-raise-fine-for-shooting-bald-eagles-in-iowa-50-to-2500-20190204

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A bald eagle flies above the Iowa River after pulling out a fish in Iowa City on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 05, 2019, 02:32:59 PM
There is a button for the Prey Log entries above the live stream.  It looks like this:

Decorah Bald Eagles

Sign up for chat | Chat & streaming guide | Guidelines & Mods | Pop out video | Prey Log

Thanks erock!  I was looking too far up on the page. Very cool!  Has anyone in forum done that yet I wonder?  I know there have been discussions on what mystery meat was brought in several times.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 05, 2019, 02:41:16 PM
Afternoon fly-in's, sorry for the blurriness

Mom
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DM2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 05, 2019, 02:43:21 PM
Bill would raise fine for shooting bald eagles in Iowa

https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/government/bill-would-raise-fine-for-shooting-bald-eagles-in-iowa-50-to-2500-20190204

A bald eagle flies above the Iowa River after pulling out a fish in Iowa City on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

I tried to get into the article by clicking on the pic, the author's name, and the word 'government', but everything I went into brought me back to the home page with the eagle pic on it.  But from the title it implies they'll attempt to raise the fine from $50 to $2,500.  Should be even more in MHO.  Thanks for passing that on T40. Hope it doesn't have any trouble passing.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 05, 2019, 02:50:49 PM
DM2 keeps looking around as he attacks the nestovers - probably thinking Mom is going to come up and take it from him!  ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 05, 2019, 03:02:24 PM
DM2 keeps looking around as he attacks the nestovers - probably thinking Mom is going to come up and take it from him!  ;D

Mom was there first & already turned up her beak at the nestover, then DM2 flew in, took it to the side & started poking at it.


Thank you, T40.  It makes my stomach turn to think that anyone anywhere would even try to harm one of these great creatures. :(



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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 05, 2019, 03:37:51 PM
Nice pic, NW

Love the fly-in pic, TPA
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on February 05, 2019, 05:02:03 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7856/46943603012_d1c014b57a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ewfeFJ)2019-02-05 (6) (https://flic.kr/p/2ewfeFJ) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4849/46271413074_2a6146f163_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2duR633)2019-02-05 (7) (https://flic.kr/p/2duR633) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Anybody that may have missed...  8)

Decorah Eagles DM2 With Stick & Mom's Cool Fly in 2/5/19
https://youtu.be/lQkkOVTKPn8 via eaglewhisperer18

Decorah Eagles DM2 Has BreakFish On Skywalk 2/5/19
https://youtu.be/sh2-GauZWqs via eaglewhisperer18

Decorah Eagles 2-5-19, 9:05 am, Mom then DM2 with sticks, nest fit check
https://youtu.be/F3m5qjegfE8 via Tulsa
What a beautiful couple!  ;) :) :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 05, 2019, 05:05:35 PM
DM2 trying once again to see if yesterday's nestover is palatable now.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 05, 2019, 05:18:25 PM
Mom must have decided the nestover DM2 has been working on might be tenderized or thawed enough, so she took over that piece of meat, and DM2 nibbled at two other old nestover pieces.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 05, 2019, 05:46:50 PM
Mom left & landed in the tree with the broken branch. Then she decided to come back to the nest, and was followed by DM2.  They did a little bit of nest work, then Mom flew away & DM2 settled in the bowl (before flying off).

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 05, 2019, 05:47:28 PM
Evening nest pics

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 05, 2019, 05:55:24 PM
Mom left & landed in the tree with the broken branch. Then she decided to come back to the nest, and was followed by DM2.  They did a little bit of nest work, then Mom flew away & DM2 settled in the bowl (before flying off).

Great pics, TPA
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 05, 2019, 06:00:51 PM
Thank you for your great pics, Lisa!

RRP Facebook post:

Decorah Eagles

2/5/19: DM2 with a nice stick, Mom looking for a snack - https://youtu.be/jGAsYXsGy0E. Stick fly-ins, nestorations, and nestovers!

2/4/19: Mammal gift for Mom by DM2 - https://youtu.be/bELRguxdyhU. Note that DM2 wasn't really interested in sharing. But that doesn't matter when Mom is hungry! I loved how should stood by him and kept giving him the eye as he ate. She was patient but persistant and it paid off!

2/4/19: Mom shows DM2 how it's done - https://youtu.be/H5ZkGdWSg_w. Watch the whole video or go to 3:27. We're getting a lot of questions about DM2. We'll write a blog on that topic tomorrow, but in the meantime, here's some very good evidence that Mom has bonded with DM2. If she's on the same cycle as previous years, her hormones have really started to kick in and we should see more copulation and dominance displays.

2/2/19: Thawing out - https://youtu.be/Hy1rXxASNgQ?t=508. I included this one to make sure everyone got a look at what was left on N1. The nest was almost non-existent when we went up to do camera work. We think the remnants might have been washed out by the heavy rains that occurred a couple of weeks earlier. It was good to see Mom and DM2, but a little sad to see the teen pad all gone!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 05, 2019, 06:06:34 PM
I don't know this, but I think N1 disintegrated or was knocked down for safety reasons when RRP climbed up there to do maintenance on the cams.

T40, this was part of RRP's October 10, 2018 Facebook post:

"In Decorah, we briefly saw a juvenile at the Y-Branch yesterday, and DM* paid a visit to the Y-Branch today! While N1 is mostly gone due to a lack of replenishing sticks and heavy rain, I can't help but wonder if DM* is interested in building there. Time to relax https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2027.8385and remind myself that we're on Eagle Time now!"

So pretty much caused by continued disintegration combined with heavy rains.  Those 2018 juvies were pretty rough on the N1 remains too as they fought for food and played with the sticks and nest material as we enjoyed their antics.  It's almost felt like N1 was home so I'm sorry to see it gone.  It lasted a pretty long time without any nestorations though.  You never know what may happen to that vacant lot now ;D ;D

*That was before we knew the new resident DM2 was the one we were seeing!

From RRP's FB page about N1:

The nest was almost non-existent when we went up to do camera work. We think the remnants might have been washed out by the heavy rains that occurred a couple of weeks earlier. It was good to see Mom and DM2, but a little sad to see the teen pad all gone!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 05, 2019, 06:36:23 PM
I don't know this, but I think N1 disintegrated or was knocked down for safety reasons when RRP climbed up there to do maintenance on the cams.

T40, this was part of RRP's October 10, 2018 Facebook post:

"In Decorah, we briefly saw a juvenile at the Y-Branch yesterday, and DM* paid a visit to the Y-Branch today! While N1 is mostly gone due to a lack of replenishing sticks and heavy rain, I can't help but wonder if DM* is interested in building there. Time to relax https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2027.8385and remind myself that we're on Eagle Time now!"

So pretty much caused by continued disintegration combined with heavy rains.  Those 2018 juvies were pretty rough on the N1 remains too as they fought for food and played with the sticks and nest material as we enjoyed their antics.  It's almost felt like N1 was home so I'm sorry to see it gone.  It lasted a pretty long time without any nestorations though.  You never know what may happen to that vacant lot now ;D ;D

*That was before we knew the new resident DM2 was the one we were seeing!

From RRP's FB page about N1:

The nest was almost non-existent when we went up to do camera work. We think the remnants might have been washed out by the heavy rains that occurred a couple of weeks earlier. It was good to see Mom and DM2, but a little sad to see the teen pad all gone!

T40- thanks!

I can only find 1 old s'cap now, but I did captures each time I saw one of the D's chewing on the cable protectors on N1.  By the time the juvies were gone, the cable protectors opposite the one on the s'cap were in shreds.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 05, 2019, 07:14:08 PM
 :'( :-*

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on February 05, 2019, 07:23:32 PM
I always loved that pic of Bob! He looked so thrilled to be up there!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 05, 2019, 07:49:25 PM
:'( :-*

Seeing these pics makes my heart miss them so much!  Was going to look up my old pics... my puter got mad, onedrive using too much storage on SS's so had to put 7 gigs of SS's on a memory stick lol :) :P ::)  Night everyone!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on February 05, 2019, 11:09:12 PM
Along the lines of throwback Tuesday and the demise of N1 .. 
I had to dig deep into the bowls of an old stored hard drive for this image.

The 1st image below of N1 was screen captured from a Iowa Public Television documentary.
Which one, what year and exactly where the video camera was located alludes me.

BUT why not facilitate the 'birth' of a new Bald Eagle nest after a wind storm took out N2 ?

N2B, so let it be said, so it was done.

  "I can not think of a more fitting tribute to one man's legacy than the continued sharing of his passion."
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2q4ljTfZ04

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2019, 05:59:49 AM
Thank you, T40, for your pics of N1  :)

Broken, thank you for the video of the rebuilding of N2B  :D  Can't wait for summer to get here too!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 06, 2019, 06:48:22 AM
Thank you for all the screen captures, videos and posts yesterday.   8)

T40, holey molely, great sequence on N1 and the 3 juvies all in that small patch.  So many memories at N1 and more to be made at N2B. 

BrokenLug, loved that IPTV video with Neil Rettig for the N2B build.  I don't remember seeing that particular one -- it's a keeper! 

Here are a couple of screen caps from yesterday -- 1st with Mom in nest and DM2 flying in and then a closer pic of handsome DM2.  Notice that Mom was ignoring the opossum head in the 1st pic.   ;D ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2019, 06:54:22 AM
Wonderful pics, erock!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 06, 2019, 06:58:04 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2019, 07:07:25 AM
;)

Great pics, MpMom  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 06, 2019, 07:13:14 AM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 06, 2019, 07:13:50 AM
Mornin' everyone!!!



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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2019, 07:17:36 AM
Morning nest pics

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2019, 07:20:07 AM
Mornin' everyone!!!

Morning Lori :)  Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 06, 2019, 08:08:23 AM
Thought everyone might find this helpful. Earliest 1st egg: February 17, 2012

First egg-laying dates:

2010 - 2/25  After dark
2011 - 2/23  no time given
2012 - 2/17 7:47 pm
2013 - The eagles choose a new nest location
2014 - 2/23 4:45 pm
2015 - 2/18 6:07 pm
2016 - 2/18 8:28 pm
2017 - 2/20 7:30 right after a drenching rain
2018 - 2/21 7:28 pm
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 06, 2019, 09:06:05 AM
Ruby- oh my!  It could be egg time already?  Time went fast.  :)  Thanks for info.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 06, 2019, 09:11:04 AM
oh my what is that? :)


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 06, 2019, 09:12:29 AM
Looks like ANOTHER opossum!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: lilbirdz on February 06, 2019, 09:28:17 AM
My heartfelt thanks to all for your pic and info. I usually manage to check in once a day, but cleaning out our home nest of 32 years and packing and getting estimates galore and talking with the realtor have taken over my life. I do fervently hope that DM2 has mastered bonding, that Mom produces eggs, and that DM2 is a good parent - even if I won't get to see much of it. I am very grateful for your postings.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 06, 2019, 09:30:56 AM
Looks like ANOTHER opossum!

Thanks everyone for your photos!

DM2 suddenly grabbed the mostly uneaten prey and flew away - looks like he might have gone in the direction of the maple tree.  Maybe he decided to share with Mom.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 06, 2019, 09:37:38 AM
Take care lilbirdz... I am grateful to for all the posts & pics.  We can't all watch all the time & this helps to stay up to date. 

Here is a quick video on this morning's meal... only recorded 1st minute of it... my ISP takes hours to upload anything more.  Enjoy!!!

https://youtu.be/OaZK7iZdYRY via Lori D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 06, 2019, 09:41:51 AM
What a great way to start the day!  Much thanks to Broken Lug and T40 for those strolls down memory lane. TPA, thanks for passing on the FB info for those of us who don't FB. And wonderful s-caps Lisa, TPA, erock, MpMom, and anyone else I'm absent mindedly forgetting. ;D  You are all awesome!!

(And thanks for the videos Lori!)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: lilbirdz on February 06, 2019, 09:43:31 AM
Watchng DM2 devour that frozen possum shows us the power of an eagle's lethal beak. What a contrast it is to the tenderness of feeding tiny babies. I want DM2 to be well-fed and strong to hunt and protect his future progeny. I also hope that Mom is getting plenty to eat. Egg production makes a high caloric demand on her beautiful body. It's time for DM2 to give her extra food if he wants to get his DNA out there.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 06, 2019, 09:48:30 AM
I'm guessing  ;) that DM2 will be a terrific provider.  If it was another opossum, Mom doesn't seem to be a fan lol  :D.   Hey DM2, where's my rabbit?   ;D ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 06, 2019, 09:49:18 AM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 06, 2019, 09:51:08 AM
 :)  My last screen cap of DM2's show this morning ...  ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 06, 2019, 10:17:40 AM
:)  My last screen cap of DM2's show this morning ...  ;)

eaglesrock29, thanks for all your wonderful screen caps!

DM2 flew back in without his prey.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 06, 2019, 10:20:10 AM
I'm guessing  ;) that DM2 will be a terrific provider.  If it was another opossum, Mom doesn't seem to be a fan lol  :D.   Hey DM2, where's my rabbit?   ;D ;D

I agree that he is a good provider - I just want to know where he's finding all these possums! ;D  And you're right in saying that Mom didn't seem to be a fan.  Anything but opossum DM2!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2019, 10:21:38 AM
Wonderful pictures everyone!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 06, 2019, 10:22:49 AM
:)

Your s-cap of ice on his back was addressed in a video by tulsa.  She mentioned how well their feathers insulate them, because the ice isn't melting from his body heat - it's all staying under feather, where it should.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 06, 2019, 10:28:53 AM
I'm guessing  ;) that DM2 will be a terrific provider.  If it was another opossum, Mom doesn't seem to be a fan lol  :D.   Hey DM2, where's my rabbit?   ;D ;D

ER29 Mom loves her fish!!! :) DM-2 brings a lot of meat like Dad did.  Must be a guy thing. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 06, 2019, 10:31:09 AM
:)

Your s-cap of ice on his back was addressed in a video by tulsa.  She mentioned how well their feathers insulate them, because the ice isn't melting from his body heat - it's all staying under feather, where it should.

Thank you!

Tulsa's videos from today (thus far) - thank you, Tulsa!
Decorah Eagles 2-6-19, 7 am DM2 & Mom, morning nest check  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t5VGu6BCbM
Decorah Eagles 2-6-19; 9:10 am DM2 morning meal  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuqVeT-lbog
Decorah Eagles 2-6-19, 9:50 am, Not sharing my breakfast!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11GxfuSC0-M


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 06, 2019, 10:38:56 AM
:)

Your s-cap of ice on his back was addressed in a video by tulsa.  She mentioned how well their feathers insulate them, because the ice isn't melting from his body heat - it's all staying under feather, where it should.

Thank you NW! :)  Here is Tulsa's video from this morning feeding...

Decorah Eagles 2-6-19; 9:10 am DM2 morning meal
https://youtu.be/nuqVeT-lbog via Tulsa.

Thank you Tulsa for the continued education! :)

Thank you NW and Lori!  I hadn't seen that comment yet by Tulsa - too busy looking back on rewind and making caps lol.  It makes sense for sure.  I had looked a little into that icy look by Mom's eyes a few days ago and saw a photo of a northern cardinal looking just like that.  A similar concept was explained by Cornell -- in severe cold, eyes don't give  off heat, resulting in a little freezing like human eyelashes and mustaches.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2019, 10:40:36 AM
Does anyone find that crows voice annoying?   ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 06, 2019, 10:42:25 AM
Thank you!

Tulsa's videos from today (thus far) - thank you, Tulsa!
Decorah Eagles 2-6-19, 7 am DM2 & Mom, morning nest check  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t5VGu6BCbM
Decorah Eagles 2-6-19; 9:10 am DM2 morning meal  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuqVeT-lbog
Decorah Eagles 2-6-19, 9:50 am, Not sharing my breakfast!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11GxfuSC0-M

Those crows are not going quietly into that good night (or day), are they?  Wonder if eagles eat crow - I know a lot of humans who have had to (myself included).  I would think they would be too much work for just a little meat, but I still wouldn't chance it hanging around on N2B if I were them. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 06, 2019, 10:44:48 AM

Thank you NW and Lori!  I hadn't seen that comment yet by Tulsa - too busy looking back on rewind and making caps lol.  It makes sense for sure.  I had looked a little into that icy look by Mom's eyes a few days ago and saw a photo of a northern cardinal looking just like that.  A similar concept was explained by Cornell -- in severe cold, eyes don't give  off heat, resulting in a little freezing like human eyelashes and mustaches.   ;D ;D

Makes sense. Thanks for the info erock!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: STLbf on February 06, 2019, 10:50:27 AM
About this morning's prey, when DM2 flew in with it, I thought it was a turtle partially eaten. Later realized it was a frozen rabbit. In the photo, you can see that the visible leg is too long and too furry to be opossum. This year's nesting pair is soooo interesting!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 06, 2019, 10:53:09 AM
About this morning's prey, when DM2 flew in with it, I thought it was a turtle partially eaten. Later realized it was a frozen rabbit. In the photo, you can see that the visible leg is too long and too furry to be opossum. This year's nesting pair is soooo interesting!

Have you reported that on the Prey Log, STLbf?  I thought it was an opossum at first because of the way the body was rounded (like the posture they do when 'playing possum') when DM2 brought it into the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 06, 2019, 11:16:17 AM
Mom brought some more grass into N2B. 

I pulled up a s'cap from early last August that showed N2B at that time (Rocky-Lucky was much skinnier then too, and the branch was already broken in the tree Mom & DM2 have been perching in occasionally).  I don't know how to put them side-by-side, but right now the rails are much higher on the skywalk side - I used the lowest knobby part of the skywalk that is on middle of the branch as my nest stick.  This year the rails next to the "V" trunk are higher as well.

ETA - when CawCaw flew away, there was a supersonic flash that went under the nest.  I think it was Super Mom, because then she circled away & came back to N2B with fresh grasses.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on February 06, 2019, 11:58:49 AM
Definitely shaping up for hopeful bobbleheads anytime now!  Getting "egg"citing in the cottonwood!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 06, 2019, 12:55:35 PM
New RRP Facebook post:

Will Mom and DNF (the Decorah North Female) lay eggs? When will they lay eggs? Will those eggs be fertile? A lot of watchers have egglets and eaglets on their minds! The short answers:

We believe that Mom Decorah and DNF will lay eggs based on what we're seeing at their nests. They are both bonded with mates who are meeting their physical and psychological needs, including meal-sharing, mutual nestwork, nest bowl preparation, territorial defense, courtship, and copulation. While we worry, they are clearly getting their nests ready for eggs!

Mom will probably lay eggs around February 20, although she could go a little later with a new mate and/or cold, dry weather. We don't have any data on DNF, but new females have commonly tended to lay eggs in late February or early March at the nests we watch. Eggs could come as early as February 12 - less than a week! - at Fort St. Vrain, although the average first egg date there is February 15.

We can't guarantee fertility, but as long as plenty of copulation is taking place, the eggs should be fertile. We've seen copulation at all of our nests - a very good sign of things to come! We have a few more details here: https://www.raptorresource.org/?/06/will-mom-and-dnf-lay-e?/


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The link for the actual blog post: https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/02/06/will-mom-and-dnf-lay-eggs/?fbclid=IwAR2TA8u_y8KwgpDRz7vHLtce99OFbUaVs9as5Fgs7AebDDSIypZqrBTDR4Q
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 06, 2019, 01:05:07 PM
New RRP Facebook post:

Will Mom and DNF (the Decorah North Female) lay eggs? When will they lay eggs? Will those eggs be fertile? A lot of watchers have egglets and eaglets on their minds! The short answers:

We believe that Mom Decorah and DNF will lay eggs based on what we're seeing at their nests. They are both bonded with mates who are meeting their physical and psychological needs, including meal-sharing, mutual nestwork, nest bowl preparation, territorial defense, courtship, and copulation. While we worry, they are clearly getting their nests ready for eggs!

Mom will probably lay eggs around February 20, although she could go a little later with a new mate and/or cold, dry weather. We don't have any data on DNF, but new females have commonly tended to lay eggs in late February or early March at the nests we watch. Eggs could come as early as February 12 - less than a week! - at Fort St. Vrain, although the average first egg date there is February 15.

We can't guarantee fertility, but as long as plenty of copulation is taking place, the eggs should be fertile. We've seen copulation at all of our nests - a very good sign of things to come! We have a few more details here: https://www.raptorresource.org/?/06/will-mom-and-dnf-lay-e?/


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The link for the actual blog post: https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/02/06/will-mom-and-dnf-lay-eggs/?fbclid=IwAR2TA8u_y8KwgpDRz7vHLtce99OFbUaVs9as5Fgs7AebDDSIypZqrBTDR4Q

Thanks for passing on the FB post and the blog link TPA.  Very informative.  Hard to be in the NWZ though since this is the first clutch Mom will have (hopefully!) with a male other than Dad.  I know we can't see every move they make, and they may be copulating 'off screen' more than we are aware of.  I, along with everyone else, hopes that is the case.

(I liked the tennis ball comparison with the eagle egg size.  I thought they were bigger.)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 06, 2019, 01:11:35 PM
Beautiful Mom, you might start laying eggs just two weeks from today!   ;D 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2019, 01:16:46 PM
Afternoon nest pics

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2019, 01:19:14 PM
New RRP Facebook post:

Will Mom and DNF (the Decorah North Female) lay eggs? When will they lay eggs? Will those eggs be fertile? A lot of watchers have egglets and eaglets on their minds! The short answers:

We believe that Mom Decorah and DNF will lay eggs based on what we're seeing at their nests. They are both bonded with mates who are meeting their physical and psychological needs, including meal-sharing, mutual nestwork, nest bowl preparation, territorial defense, courtship, and copulation. While we worry, they are clearly getting their nests ready for eggs!

Mom will probably lay eggs around February 20, although she could go a little later with a new mate and/or cold, dry weather. We don't have any data on DNF, but new females have commonly tended to lay eggs in late February or early March at the nests we watch. Eggs could come as early as February 12 - less than a week! - at Fort St. Vrain, although the average first egg date there is February 15.

We can't guarantee fertility, but as long as plenty of copulation is taking place, the eggs should be fertile. We've seen copulation at all of our nests - a very good sign of things to come! We have a few more details here: https://www.raptorresource.org/?/06/will-mom-and-dnf-lay-e?/


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The link for the actual blog post: https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/02/06/will-mom-and-dnf-lay-eggs/?fbclid=IwAR2TA8u_y8KwgpDRz7vHLtce99OFbUaVs9as5Fgs7AebDDSIypZqrBTDR4Q

Thanks for passing on the FB post and the blog link TPA.  Very informative.  Hard to be in the NWZ though since this is the first clutch Mom will have (hopefully!) with a male other than Dad.  I know we can't see every move they make, and they may be copulating 'off screen' more than we are aware of.  I, along with everyone else, hopes that is the case.

(I liked the tennis ball comparison with the eagle egg size.  I thought they were bigger.)

Thanks, TPA!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2019, 04:07:30 PM
DM2 brought in some new prey this evening
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 06, 2019, 04:56:39 PM
DM2 brought in some new prey this evening
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Thanks, Lisa!

DM2 brought that scrawny piece of prey (with a long gray tail) into the nest & started vocalizing.  Mom came right away & they both vocalized.  I could see somebirdy with big wings flying away, south of the retention pond.  Once DM2 deemed an all clear he moved the prey to the side & started eating it. 

After he left the remains Mom came in with a long stick, placed it, and then started eating the most recent prey remains. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 06, 2019, 05:07:32 PM
That prey must be really grisly & tough, because DM2 keeps trying to finish it off, but isn't exactly successful during the first four attempts.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 06, 2019, 05:23:05 PM
Feb. 20th is just two short weeks from today! 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 06, 2019, 05:44:47 PM
 :)

TPA, great sequence.  They look so sweet  together.   :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2019, 05:48:23 PM
Great pics, TPA

Erock, love that 2nd pic, the evening colors are so beautiful
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 06, 2019, 06:33:41 PM
 :-*

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on February 06, 2019, 06:54:54 PM
She was feeling frisky...LOL  8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 07, 2019, 07:02:50 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2019, 07:13:38 AM
;)

Morning, Matisse  :)

 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 07, 2019, 07:48:33 AM
DM2 was trying to arrange the nest cup & there was a frozen clump he had some difficulty in moving.  The old 'possum head was frozen in with the grass & corn husks.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 07, 2019, 07:56:41 AM
The ice crystals are also on top of DM2's head.  I think he decided to take a quick eagle nap while waiting for Mom to arrive.

DM2 spots someone & vocalizes, but it's not Mom because she's in the maple tree lookout tower.  Maybe it was a caw-caw he told to leave the N2B tree, because somebirdy flew away, but it wasn't worth wasting energy to physically send it away.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 07, 2019, 08:05:44 AM
Hello Beautiful DM-2!

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7896/46964789502_9eab5bce71.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ey7PG3)2019-02-07 (11) (https://flic.kr/p/2ey7PG3) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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Decorah Eagles 2 -7-19, 7:45 am DM2 closeups, to maple
https://youtu.be/JK4q7cxz5f4 VIA TULSA
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on February 07, 2019, 08:06:27 AM
He is so handsome! Love DM2!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: mjot on February 07, 2019, 09:02:12 AM
Handsome pictures-thanks.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 07, 2019, 09:08:28 AM
:-*

That must be the 'footing' they mentioned in an RRP blog.  I couldn't figure out what that meant, but see it now.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 07, 2019, 09:11:53 AM
That prey must be really grisly & tough, because DM2 keeps trying to finish it off, but isn't exactly successful during the first four attempts.

Great pics TPA! Especially like the first one showing the nest from a little distance - it is ginormous!

I enjoy this time of year when the leaves are off the trees and you can see nests clearly, and the skill involved in creating them.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 07, 2019, 09:14:58 AM
Wonderful s-caps everyone! These new cameras give outstanding detail and clarity.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 07, 2019, 09:20:36 AM
Stunning captures this morning!  Thank you so much!   That DM2 is too much lol. 

NW, I love all the times at the nest -- when the leaves are off you can see so much.  I love all the amazing fly-ins and fly-outs that we get to see.  So awesome seeing them coming from the area of the Maple and making their way to the nest.  And seeing the retention pond and the geese and ducks that frequent it.  But then we get to see the beautiful green cottonwood leaves and the gorgeous Fall colors of the Maple trees!  Just the best that eagle watching can offer :). 

So very grateful to RRP and the amazing camera operators, video-makers and the "snippers" for all the beautiful screen captures.   :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on February 07, 2019, 09:39:47 AM
wow, thanks all!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2019, 09:48:48 AM
Awesome pics, Lori and TPA  :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 07, 2019, 10:31:22 AM
There's been some light snowfall since DM2 left earlier this morning.  Mom flew to her maple throne, but quickly came back home to the nest after the wind & snow picked up.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 07, 2019, 10:38:32 AM
Now it's time for closeups of beautiful, majestic Mom!  The cameras & the cam operators are incredible!

Decorah is under a winter weather advisory until tomorrow. https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.30020&lon=-91.78940#.XFxf31VKjm4  3-5 inches of snow today, with winds picking up this afternoon - 16-21mph with gusts to 34mph.  It will be even windier tonight, with below zero temps. 

Maybe Mom & DM2 decided to get some food then head to their sheltered spot.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2019, 10:40:22 AM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 07, 2019, 10:43:23 AM
 :)  You're all way ahead of me.  Beautiful photos!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2019, 10:59:13 AM
I love the ice crystals on her head feathers.  If the sun was shining, it would have looked beautiful.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 07, 2019, 11:02:15 AM
:)

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Lisa, fantastic pics, as usual.  Mom has a way of looking right through you.  Just gorgeous!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2019, 11:12:57 AM
:)

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Lisa, fantastic pics, as usual.  Mom has a way of looking right through you.  Just gorgeous!

Thank you, NW  :)   I love that look of hers!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 07, 2019, 11:35:35 AM
It's throwback Thursday!!!  I miss lil D's so much!  8) 8) 8) Beautiful pics today everyone! Thank you!



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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2019, 11:37:50 AM
It's throwback Thursday!!!  I miss lil D's so much!  8) 8) 8) Beautiful pics today everyone! Thank you!

Wonderful throwback pics, Lori  8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 07, 2019, 11:39:01 AM
It's throwback Thursday!!!  I miss lil D's so much!  8) 8) 8) Beautiful pics today everyone! Thank you!

Wonderful throwback pics, Lori  8)

Thanks... I just download 2 of yours for later... mesmerizing!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 07, 2019, 11:42:46 AM
It's throwback Thursday!!!  I miss lil D's so much!  8) 8) 8) Beautiful pics today everyone! Thank you!

Too cute!  Thanks for sharing on this TBT.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 07, 2019, 01:04:40 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2019, 01:07:42 PM
Great pics, Matisse!  I love that snowy view of the Y.

DM2 brought in something to eat, but Mom was hot on his tail and took it from him. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 07, 2019, 01:13:32 PM
lisa- lol Mom is looking at DM-2 like... yea... your lunch is mine now! :)  Gotta love the guy!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 07, 2019, 01:29:03 PM
Mom provides such a great example of eagle manners in this Decorah mealtime adventure.  :D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tulsaducati on February 07, 2019, 01:36:54 PM
Mom wins the food fight: https://youtu.be/7UDSKq_NTwE (https://youtu.be/7UDSKq_NTwE)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2019, 01:42:50 PM
Thank you for the video, Tulsa!

Nice pics, TPA  :)

 ;D ;D Lori
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 07, 2019, 02:57:33 PM
Thank you for the terrific screen captures and thanks to Tulsa for the video!  Just as I was going to post captures, my internet service went down.  Happily it was quickly restored!  Even though there are so many captures, I can't resist adding mine   ;D ;D ::)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 07, 2019, 02:59:12 PM
More lol

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Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 07, 2019, 03:00:00 PM
 :)  Last two  ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2019, 03:04:06 PM
Great pics, erock :)  There can never be enough pics of Mom and DM2!

I love the Y branch pic, and also the Holy Batman one.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: lilbirdz on February 07, 2019, 03:07:11 PM
Has anyone seen DM2 give Mom a gift of food yet?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on February 07, 2019, 03:24:09 PM
Amazing pics. Thanks
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: buzbee on February 07, 2019, 05:02:35 PM
The ice crystals are also on top of DM2's head.  I think he decided to take a quick eagle nap while waiting for Mom to arrive.

DM2 spots someone & vocalizes, but it's not Mom because she's in the maple tree lookout tower.  Maybe it was a caw-caw he told to leave the N2B tree, because somebirdy flew away, but it wasn't worth wasting energy to physically send it away.

Great pics TPA! If DM2 were an old bird, you could caption the vocalizing pic as "Get of my lawnnn!!" LOL ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 07, 2019, 05:43:02 PM
The ice crystals are also on top of DM2's head.  I think he decided to take a quick eagle nap while waiting for Mom to arrive.

DM2 spots someone & vocalizes, but it's not Mom because she's in the maple tree lookout tower.  Maybe it was a caw-caw he told to leave the N2B tree, because somebirdy flew away, but it wasn't worth wasting energy to physically send it away.

Great pics TPA! If DM2 were an old bird, you could caption the vocalizing pic as "Get of my lawnnn!!" LOL ;D ;D

buzbee lol :) like Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 07, 2019, 06:04:48 PM
The ice crystals are also on top of DM2's head.  I think he decided to take a quick eagle nap while waiting for Mom to arrive.

DM2 spots someone & vocalizes, but it's not Mom because she's in the maple tree lookout tower.  Maybe it was a caw-caw he told to leave the N2B tree, because somebirdy flew away, but it wasn't worth wasting energy to physically send it away.

Great pics TPA! If DM2 were an old bird, you could caption the vocalizing pic as "Get of my lawnnn!!" LOL ;D ;D

Love that caption - and will use it the next time DM2 vocalizes to somebirdy :)

The cams (& operators) are phenomenal!  Last month I caught a cap when a perfect drop of water was hanging off the tip of DM2's beak (melted snow).  This morning my internet messed up when I was trying to get another DM2 moment cap (I'll go through Tulsa's video tonight to try & find the moment).  DM2 was on the skywalk & after he closed his left eye & opened it again, a tiny piece of ice went from the feathers on his top eyelid to the bottom eyelid.  The tiny ice piece melted & a big fat water drop was hanging off DM2's lower lid.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: buzbee on February 07, 2019, 06:28:10 PM
The ice crystals are also on top of DM2's head.  I think he decided to take a quick eagle nap while waiting for Mom to arrive.

DM2 spots someone & vocalizes, but it's not Mom because she's in the maple tree lookout tower.  Maybe it was a caw-caw he told to leave the N2B tree, because somebirdy flew away, but it wasn't worth wasting energy to physically send it away.
Lori yesssss!!  ;D ;D
Great pics TPA! If DM2 were an old bird, you could caption the vocalizing pic as "Get of my lawnnn!!" LOL ;D ;D

buzbee lol :) like Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: buzbee on February 07, 2019, 06:31:29 PM
The ice crystals are also on top of DM2's head.  I think he decided to take a quick eagle nap while waiting for Mom to arrive.

DM2 spots someone & vocalizes, but it's not Mom because she's in the maple tree lookout tower.  Maybe it was a caw-caw he told to leave the N2B tree, because somebirdy flew away, but it wasn't worth wasting energy to physically send it away.

Great pics TPA! If DM2 were an old bird, you could caption the vocalizing pic as "Get of my lawnnn!!" LOL ;D ;D

Love that caption - and will use it the next time DM2 vocalizes to somebirdy :)

The cams (& operators) are phenomenal!  Last month I caught a cap when a perfect drop of water was hanging off the tip of DM2's beak (melted snow).  This morning my internet messed up when I was trying to get another DM2 moment cap (I'll go through Tulsa's video tonight to try & find the moment).  DM2 was on the skywalk & after he closed his left eye & opened it again, a tiny piece of ice went from the feathers on his top eyelid to the bottom eyelid.  The tiny ice piece melted & a big fat water drop was hanging off DM2's lower lid.

TPA that would be so awesome to see that. I know I absolutely loved droplet off the beak!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Sam on February 08, 2019, 07:49:19 AM
Just have to praise Lisa, Lori, & TPA on their fantastic shots!!!You three rock!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 08, 2019, 08:49:58 AM
Just have to praise Lisa, Lori, & TPA on their fantastic shots!!!You three rock!

awwww shucks!  :-[ :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 08, 2019, 09:03:28 AM
Just have to praise Lisa, Lori, & TPA on their fantastic shots!!!You three rock!

awwww shucks!  :-[ :D

Thank you, Sam  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 08, 2019, 09:33:05 AM
Just have to praise Lisa, Lori, & TPA on their fantastic shots!!!You three rock!

Thank you, Sam!

I also love all of the MpMom, erock29, Matisse, NWargo & T40 shots as well!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 08, 2019, 11:16:59 AM
Just have to praise Lisa, Lori, & TPA on their fantastic shots!!!You three rock!

Thank you, Sam!

I also love all of the MpMom, erock29, Matisse, NWargo & T40 shots as well!

I agree, TPA, everyone's pics are great!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 08, 2019, 02:20:56 PM
Afternoon nest pics

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 08, 2019, 02:23:16 PM
Just observed some very neat behavior in an interaction between Mom & DM2.  He brought prey to the nest, and she didn't try to steal it.  Instead, she emitted very quiet, sweet sounds as if she knew he wanted to defur it first for her.  She went to a nearby branch and now he's calling her back.  They are acting more and more like they are not just bonding, but bonded.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 08, 2019, 02:30:27 PM
Afternoon nest pics

Great photos!  He landed on the skywalk with the prey before coming down to the nest.  Maybe it's still too cold for Mom to exert energy scrabbling with him for the meal, or maybe she remembers that the meal she snagged from him yesterday wasn't the greatest.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 08, 2019, 02:31:48 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 08, 2019, 02:41:57 PM
:)

I misinterpreted that whole interaction evidently.  I did see DM2 mantle when Mom sidled up next to him, but they weren't fighting over the prey, so I thought it was okay. Plus, she was making those soft vocals, so I took that to mean she was good with whatever he was doing.  But again, it seems like that was her way of showing she was displeased with him.  She did start 'yelling' at him from wherever she had flown to. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 08, 2019, 02:42:19 PM
Mom looks hungry

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 08, 2019, 02:45:56 PM
Great photos, TPA and T40  :)

Thanks for catching the one of the prey, T40.  I wasn't sure what it was, and didn't want to guess. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 08, 2019, 02:46:13 PM
Amazing photos, everyone!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 08, 2019, 02:48:07 PM
:)

I misinterpreted that whole interaction evidently.  I did see DM2 mantle when Mom sidled up next to him, but they weren't fighting over the prey, so I thought it was okay. Plus, she was making those soft vocals, so I took that to mean she was good with whatever he was doing.  But again, it seems like that was her way of showing she was displeased with him.  She did start 'yelling' at him from wherever she had flown to.

NW, I was thinking DM2 must have been hungry, if he wasn't going to hand it over to Mom. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 08, 2019, 02:51:39 PM
:)

I misinterpreted that whole interaction evidently.  I did see DM2 mantle when Mom sidled up next to him, but they weren't fighting over the prey, so I thought it was okay. Plus, she was making those soft vocals, so I took that to mean she was good with whatever he was doing.  But again, it seems like that was her way of showing she was displeased with him.  She did start 'yelling' at him from wherever she had flown to.

NW, I was thinking DM2 must have been hungry, if he wasn't going to hand it over to Mom.

Agreed!  He wasn't going to let her take it no matter how mad she got! Not feeling warm and fuzzy about their 'relationship'. Hope these are just little speed bumps they will work out as time goes by.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 08, 2019, 02:54:23 PM
Great pics everyone! Love the 'squirrelghetti' pic TPA!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 08, 2019, 03:01:12 PM
Thank you cam operators for these great screen captures today!  :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 08, 2019, 03:06:18 PM
Thank you cam operators for these great screen captures today!  :)

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Love that last shot, Lisa!  Sort of like "Go ahead, try and take it. I dare you". ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 08, 2019, 03:13:46 PM
Thank you cam operators for these great screen captures today!  :)

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Love that last shot, Lisa!  Sort of like "Go ahead, try and take it. I dare you". ;D

 I love the looks she makes.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: mrsfalcon on February 08, 2019, 04:10:20 PM
Lisa, that look is great!  ;D

Amy
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: julie on February 08, 2019, 04:12:46 PM
We have to remember he is a fairly new dad opps well not yet but a new partner and may not have all the signals straight or not fully understand her needs.  All will be ok in eagle time.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 08, 2019, 04:14:25 PM
Lisa, that look is great!  ;D

Amy

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 08, 2019, 05:22:31 PM
New RRP Facebook post!

Happy Fri-yay, everyone! Grab the popcorn and look for great close-ups, two food fights, and very cool fly-ins and vocalizations in Decorah, and a pellet casting and nestorations at our Fort St. Vrain nest. thanks to our excellent crew of camera operators and video makers for finding and sharing special moments in the nest with us!

Looking for something to do besides watching eagles? We've added a prey log feature to our website. To submit your prey observations, go to the Decorah, Decorah North, or Fort St. Vrain pages on our website at www.raptorresource.org and click the 'Prey Log' link up above the streams. We'll periodically post observations (without names or any identifying information) to help up everyone keep up with our eagle eating plan! If Grey squirrel is the next big sustainable meat trend, the Decorah and Decorah North eagles are leading it!

Decorah Eagles

2/8/19: DM2 brings prey, mantles, Mom teakettles - https://youtu.be/NZ7X_3r98PY. DM2 has been pretty good about giving up food, but he doesn't want to share this time! After he attempts to move him fail, she backs away and puts the teakettle on! She remains persistant but not forceful, eventually hopping out to perch on the Skywalk (we see her shadow) before flying out, possibly to seek her own dinner (aka lunch in Iowa).

2/7/19: Mom wins the food fight, defurs and eats lunch - https://youtu.be/7UDSKq_NTwE. When Mom wants lunch, she gets it! DM2 appears to eating when Mom flies in, shoulders him, aside, and takes over. DM2 is very graceful about the whole thing. He gives up his lunch and eventually flies out to stand sentinel on the Skywalk while Mom gobbles down dinner before it gets too cold! Look for an eagle heart at 1:13.

2/7/19: 7:45 am DM2 closeups, to maple - https://youtu.be/JK4q7cxz5f4. Spectacular close-ups start around 4:30. As Tulsa points out, the ice on DM2's back is a testament to how well his feathers insulate him; his body heat doesn't escape enough to melt the ice! Stunningly beuatiful footage of a handsome male eagle.

2/6/19: Beautiful fly-ins, lots of vocals - https://youtu.be/-EmpjvNXr3A. While we know that mutual vocalization is part of eagle courtship, this looks more a nest alert to me. Both eagles are clearly looking at something we can't see. Look for cool fly-ins and vocalizations at the start of the video! If only we knew what they were saying...

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Dusty1947 on February 08, 2019, 08:33:17 PM
We have to remember he is a fairly new dad opps well not yet but a new partner and may not have all the signals straight or not fully understand her needs.  All will be ok in eagle time.

I agree, Julie,  This seems to be his first rodeo, and he seemed somewhat confused this afternoon in the squirrel eating interaction.  Sharing food is such an exception to ?eagle manners? that it will take a little while for him to get the role of provider for Mom and (we hope!) eaglets.  Of course, this is still practice, since Mom is not yet gravid and is perfectly capable of getting her own food as usual.  Bringing food to the nest seems like a signal to her that he?s going to share ? but to him, it?s still just a nice place to eat!  I?m still in ?trust the eagles? mode on his learning to provide food when he needs to.

Punctuation of this post is weird because I am using an iPad.  I do not mean to insert all those question marks.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on February 08, 2019, 11:26:58 PM
Pip and I have eaten bucket's of Goober's and too many loaf's of bread to count whilst waiting to Photograph wildlife.

We're firmly planted in the NWZ as far as Mom and DM2 are concerned at N2B.

We have been keeping a keen eye on the Eagles of Decorah on RRP's internet cameras from the very 1st day they were available. 
 
We've seen nothing to lead us to believe that nothing short of fuzz head cuteness overload with a squirrel boa is yet to come. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 09, 2019, 01:19:17 AM
"squirrel boa" hahahaha! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Arcadia on February 09, 2019, 07:44:43 AM
Something that just occurred to me is to wonder if the eyes or eye markings change as the eaglets get older. If specks that we use to identify an adult would be there in the nestling. This could be a way to tell if a young eagle who comes to the nest is one of the former inhabitants?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 09, 2019, 08:42:52 AM
Arcadia - Good thought - and I was right there with you until I remembered their eyes are dark brown when they're available for their close-ups. Hard enough to see the pupil against the iris until their eyes start to change color as they mature. So, not much chance of seeing iris flecks in eaglets/fledglings. :-\
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 09, 2019, 09:16:56 AM
Arcadia - Good thought - and I was right there with you until I remembered their eyes are dark brown when they're available for their close-ups. Hard enough to see the pupil against the iris until their eyes start to change color as they mature. So, not much chance of seeing iris flecks in eaglets/fledglings. :-\

It would be wonderful if someone was able to take the technology used for biometric iris recognition in humans and was able to expand it, utilizing all the mathematical pattern-recognition techniques, along with refracted light, to clearly identify the unique identifier iris patterns behind juvenile eagles brown eyes. 

The RRP cameras have incredible clarity and the closeups clearly capture the eyes of the eaglets.  If those captures could be paired with a biometric eagle iris recognition software, RRP would be able to identify if eagle visitors were in natal nest territory as they journeyed into their sub-adult and adult years.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 09, 2019, 09:28:15 AM
Caw crew= Amuse-bouche  8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 09, 2019, 09:43:07 AM
Caw crew= Amuse-bouche  8)

Maybe the cold makes them unattractive for the eagles to go after...  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Arcadia on February 09, 2019, 09:43:22 AM
Thanks TPA and T40!

What brought my question to mind about the eye characteristics was BL's picture on the previous page of the bobbleheads all in a row. It seemed, hopefully I guess, that I could see enough of their little eyes to wonder. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Arcadia on February 09, 2019, 09:44:35 AM
Caw crew= Amuse-bouche  8)

Maybe the cold makes them unattractive for the eagles to go after...  :D

I don't remember the eagles bringing dead crows to the nest either to eat or to feed the babies. Crows are a good size, but then carrion could be also.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 09, 2019, 10:44:50 AM
Mom has the frosty rimal feathers around her eyes this morning.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on February 09, 2019, 11:06:30 AM
Caw crew= Amuse-bouche  8)

Maybe the cold makes them unattractive for the eagles to go after...  :D

I don't remember the eagles bringing dead crows to the nest either to eat or to feed the babies. Crows are a good size, but then carrion could be also.

I can only remember a very few times when they brought dead crows in.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 09, 2019, 11:48:16 AM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 09, 2019, 11:48:31 AM
DM2 flew in to stand guard over Mom's fish lunch, then left to allow Mom to eat her fish in peace.  The retention pond looks like a shelter for waterfowl today.

JINX!  Sorry er, we posted at the same time.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 09, 2019, 12:29:15 PM
lol TPA!  The more the merrier! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 09, 2019, 02:38:38 PM
Thanks for the pics, erock and TPA  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 09, 2019, 03:55:44 PM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 09, 2019, 04:00:44 PM
After er's sequence...

DM2 tidied up the nest cup area, and Mom flew back in with more grasses.


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 09, 2019, 04:37:35 PM
Thanks again for the great pics, erock and TPA  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 09, 2019, 06:06:58 PM
At sunset Mom flew from the vicinity of the maple tree over to check out her homestead.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 10, 2019, 07:57:13 AM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 10, 2019, 08:10:53 AM
Who does that crow think he is???? Mom and DM2 on it :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 10, 2019, 08:11:55 AM
 :)

Great fly-ins just now by Mom and DM2.  I think the crows are annoying them too lol.

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Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 10, 2019, 08:36:45 AM
:)

Great fly-ins just now by Mom and DM2.  I think the crows are annoying them too lol.

Mom means business when it comes to her nest... :) Looks like a new "Wilson" was brought in this morning ER!  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 10, 2019, 08:40:47 AM
Morning erock and Ruby :)  Great pics!

Morning nest pics
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 10, 2019, 09:12:12 AM
Good morning, Lisa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 10, 2019, 09:30:53 AM
 ;) good morning--fabulous shots everyone! Those branches must be very sturdy to hold the two of them all this time
without bending.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 10, 2019, 09:57:40 AM
Morning Matisse :)  I love seeing them in the maple together.

More morning pics
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 10, 2019, 10:13:18 AM
 :)  Be careful of Mom and her Wonky Sticks, DM2  ;D


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 10, 2019, 10:20:49 AM
Wonderful pics, everyone!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 10, 2019, 11:01:26 AM
Nice pics, erock and TPA....those wonky sticks!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 10, 2019, 12:18:04 PM
:)

DM2 just loves being in the nest bowl.  Do you think Mom will have any problem getting him to relinquish his favorite spot so that she can have her turn at incubating?

I didn't know about RRP a year ago, but did see a YouTube video of Mom wanting Dad to get up, and he just shut his eyes like he was asleep & ignored her teakettle noises.  That was hilarious!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 10, 2019, 12:45:24 PM
:)

DM2 just loves being in the nest bowl.  Do you think Mom will have any problem getting him to relinquish his favorite spot so that she can have her turn at incubating?

I didn't know about RRP a year ago, but did see a YouTube video of Mom wanting Dad to get up, and he just shut his eyes like he was asleep & ignored her teakettle noises.  That was hilarious!

TPA, I do remember Dad's "pretend sleep" last season during at least one of Mom and Dad's stand-offs.  Priceless and cherished memories captured for us by the talented and generous camera operators and videomakers.  We had lots of fun on chat during the stand-offs.  I've been thinking a lot about Dad and looking at many screen captures and videos over the last few days.  I'm sorry that you didn't get to know him but happy that you have joined the Decorah family now.  It will be interesting to see how Mom's interactions with DM2 differ from those with Dad. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 10, 2019, 03:18:28 PM
Mom & DM2 have a synchronized flying team :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on February 10, 2019, 03:26:54 PM
Thanks peeps, love the tandem
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 10, 2019, 04:19:42 PM
TPA, cool tandem fly-in!   8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 10, 2019, 04:24:41 PM
Nice pics, TPA :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 10, 2019, 05:15:35 PM
Tulsa has a great video of the tandem fly-in!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcPbeIGpi88

Huge thanks to RRP for publishing the complete guide to eagle egg laying!    https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/02/10/how-long-does-it-take-a-bald-eagle-to-lay-an-egg/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 10, 2019, 08:17:36 PM
The photo's are great everyone! Kept the tandem fly in... very cool.  Take care all!  Nite...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 11, 2019, 07:35:34 AM
Downy woodpecker looking for suet to keep himself warm :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 11, 2019, 07:50:15 AM
Downy woodpecker looking for suet to keep himself warm :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 11, 2019, 07:56:55 AM
Downy woodpecker looking for suet to keep himself warm :)

 8)

cuteness overload!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on February 11, 2019, 08:09:17 AM
Mom showing him who's the boss again lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 08:18:38 AM
Morning nest pics  :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 11, 2019, 08:19:01 AM
 :)  Mom telling DM2 that there is a schedule here.   ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 08:23:36 AM
:)  Mom telling DM2 that there is a schedule here.   ;D

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 ;D  love this pic, erock
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 11, 2019, 08:31:36 AM
He didn't seem to mind it this time... didn't put his head down afterwards... this is when she landed. :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 08:33:28 AM
He didn't seem to mind it this time... didn't put his head down afterwards... this is when she landed. :)

I noticed that too, Lori.  He lifted his head up right away. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tsk34 on February 11, 2019, 08:56:22 AM
Thanks TBA for the two links - Lots goes on to make an egg.  :o  Fly in - very cool.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 10:15:55 AM
Thank you cam operators for the nice views this morning!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 11, 2019, 10:20:19 AM
I see we have a little visitor in the nest this morning!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 10:24:57 AM
I see we have a little visitor in the nest this morning!

He is a lil cutie.  Is that a woodpecker of some sort?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 11, 2019, 10:36:10 AM
 :)  Thank you to the camera operator for the beautiful tour this morning.  Enjoying everyone's screen captures and wonderful nest activity.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 11, 2019, 10:41:12 AM
My home computer has been gone for a few days being repaired, so seeing all of your GREAT s-caps has helped my withdrawal. :)

Thanks to everyone for contributing! So many great pics - tandem fly-in was awesome! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 11, 2019, 10:43:15 AM
I see we have a little visitor in the nest this morning!

He is a lil cutie.  Is that a woodpecker of some sort?

Someone earlier said it was a downy woodpecker.  I'll have to take their word for it - the only ones we get around my area are the red-headed woodpeckers, and boy do they love my seed cakes!  They are the only birds that the blue jays are afraid of and give a wide berth to. ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 10:44:07 AM
Wonderful pics, erock!  I especially love the one of DM2 with the cornstalk.  :D

NW, I have wondered where you have been.  Hope your PC gets repaired quickly.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 11, 2019, 10:47:25 AM
 :)  Thanks, Lisa! 

About the cute little nest visitor this morning, here's an All About Birds link on Downy Woodpeckers.  Looks like a female downy. 

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Downy_Woodpecker/id
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 11, 2019, 10:48:42 AM
Wonderful pics, erock!  I especially love the one of DM2 with the cornstalk.  :D

NW, I have wondered where you have been.  Hope your PC gets repaired quickly.   :)

Thanks Lisa!  Our IT person just dropped it off at my office so I'll be taking home and hooking back up tonight.  So glad!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 10:49:50 AM
I see we have a little visitor in the nest this morning!

He is a lil cutie.  Is that a woodpecker of some sort?

Someone earlier said it was a downy woodpecker.  I'll have to take their word for it - the only ones we get around my area are the red-headed woodpeckers, and boy do they love my seed cakes!  They are the only birds that the blue jays are afraid of and give a wide berth to. ;D

Thanks, NW.  I only have the red-bellied woodpeckers in my yard, along with a ton of blue jays and some other tiny birds, but not sure what they are called.  Using the Field Guide on the Decorah page, they look like they could be some kind of nuthatch or chickadee.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 10:50:47 AM
:)  Thanks, Lisa! 

About the cute little nest visitor this morning, here's an All About Birds link on Downy Woodpeckers.  Looks like a female downy. 

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Downy_Woodpecker/id

Thanks, erock  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 11, 2019, 11:04:30 AM
:)  Thanks, Lisa! 

About the cute little nest visitor this morning, here's an All About Birds link on Downy Woodpeckers.  Looks like a female downy. 

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Downy_Woodpecker/id

Thanks for providing that link erock!  I had a little visitor at one of my feeders this weekend that I couldn't identify - had never seen it before.  It was sky blue on the back and the chest was almost a muted apricot color.  After looking it up in the all about birds guide I determined it was a grosbeak and when I read what kind of food they liked, it made sense that I should see it now.  I had just put out 2 seed cakes that contained meal worm, which I don't normally do, and that is one of the foods they enjoy!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 11, 2019, 11:12:40 AM
On the RRP website, is anyone else getting the message that the live stream has ended?  Very odd.  And now it says "This live stream recording is not available". 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 11:18:09 AM
On the RRP website, is anyone else getting the message that the live stream has ended?  Very odd.  And now it says "This live stream recording is not available".

Yes, same message that I see, NW
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 11, 2019, 11:39:47 AM
On the RRP website, is anyone else getting the message that the live stream has ended?  Very odd.  And now it says "This live stream recording is not available".

Yes, same message that I see, NW

You can also view streaming live at https://youtu.be/pIEUiJaMPQ4 Seems to be ok now though.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 11, 2019, 11:46:21 AM
On the RRP website, is anyone else getting the message that the live stream has ended?  Very odd.  And now it says "This live stream recording is not available".

Yes, same message that I see, NW

You can also view streaming live at https://youtu.be/pIEUiJaMPQ4 Seems to be ok now though.

Thanks for the 'heads up' Lori!  My screen was still showing that message until I refreshed the page - all is good now! :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 11, 2019, 12:23:19 PM
Recently, we were discussing how the eagle populations had started to rise again in our various states.  I mentioned that I had contacted the Audubon Society and they referred me to the Indiana DNR who were most helpful and gave me wonderful information.  So I was delighted to see in this past Sunday's local newspaper the headline "Best Places to Spot Bald Eagles in State"!  Indiana only had two nesting territories in 1989 and has grown to an estimated 300 throughout the state in 2016!  It also mentioned that golden eagles have been spotted (and I've seen them myself) and roost here in the winter months, but don't breed here. They actually have caravans that take you from the Nature Center to Indiana's largest documented winter roost. And last factoid, Lake Monroe has the state's oldest eagle, a 30 year old female named C43 who has had approximately 50 eaglets of her own! 

I will definitely check into the Eagle Watch group, but still think Decorah has its own beauty and of course, Mom! Who could ask for anything more?  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on February 11, 2019, 12:38:42 PM
Both were just in the nest and 2 nice flyoffs by both of them. It's windy there.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 11, 2019, 12:52:22 PM
Wonderful pics everyone ;D

TPA, love both coming in for a landing ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 12:55:59 PM
Was that Mom or DM2 getting nesting material from the horses yard?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 11, 2019, 12:59:49 PM
DM2 had such a cool take off this last time.  Barely raised up his wings -- seemed to float right into the wind.  Mom came back a short time later with more corn husks.  They are not in short supply for sure. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 01:00:38 PM
I know this pic is a lil blurry, but I just love Mom's impressive wing span. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 11, 2019, 01:00:46 PM
Was that Mom or DM2 getting nesting material from the horses yard?

That's mom.  Oh my gosh I had to rewind it and record it and playback... I thought it was a critter in the field and Mom dropped it!!!!  Rewound it to see it was grass lol. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 01:03:43 PM
Was that Mom or DM2 getting nesting material from the horses yard?

That's mom.  Oh my gosh I had to rewind it and record it and playback... I thought it was a critter in the field and Mom dropped it!!!!  Rewound it to see it was grass lol. :)

Thanks, Lori  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 11, 2019, 01:07:18 PM
DM2 had such a cool take off this last time.  Barely raised up his wings -- seemed to float right into the wind.  Mom came back a short time later with more corn husks.  They are not in short supply for sure. 

I love how they both took off, aerodynamically beautiful, just letting the wind do the work. :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 11, 2019, 01:09:17 PM
Lisa, good catch!  I missed "the steal" by Mom from her horse neighbors  :D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 01:26:24 PM
That's a great shot, erock!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 01:27:36 PM
DM2 had such a cool take off this last time.  Barely raised up his wings -- seemed to float right into the wind.  Mom came back a short time later with more corn husks.  They are not in short supply for sure. 

I love how they both took off, aerodynamically beautiful, just letting the wind do the work. :-*

They make it look so easy. DM2 looks like Superman when he dives off. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: mrsfalcon on February 11, 2019, 01:27:50 PM
Nice catch! Tulsa just posted a video: https://youtu.be/DsN5u43BD3o. Very cool!

Amy
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 01:36:40 PM
Nice catch! Tulsa just posted a video: https://youtu.be/DsN5u43BD3o. Very cool!

Amy

Thanks for posting the video!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 11, 2019, 01:39:23 PM
Nice catch! Tulsa just posted a video: https://youtu.be/DsN5u43BD3o. Very cool!

Amy

Thanks for posting the video!

Lisa, I just noticed - did you change your avatar(s)?  I like it!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 01:42:54 PM
Nice catch! Tulsa just posted a video: https://youtu.be/DsN5u43BD3o. Very cool!

Amy

Thanks for posting the video!

Lisa, I just noticed - did you change your avatar(s)?  I like it!

NW - Yes, Eagle-Duck made it for me.  It's three of my favorite pictures that I screen captured.  I love it too.  Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 11, 2019, 02:24:51 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 02:51:20 PM
Great pic, Matisse  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on February 11, 2019, 03:14:24 PM
Thanks for pics and video
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 11, 2019, 03:44:44 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 11, 2019, 03:49:48 PM
As usual, Mom checking out DM2's handiwork. :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 11, 2019, 04:02:27 PM
 :)  NW, I thought Mom might be checking to see if DM2 found better food than the opossum remains.   ;D ;D

DM2 didn't initially give up his opossum remains to Mom but when she vocalized sweetly, he just walked away and found something else to nibble on. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 04:07:56 PM
Awesome pics, erock, NW and MpMom!

I like how they were in-sync eating the nest-overs.   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 11, 2019, 04:14:06 PM
:)  NW, I thought Mom might be checking to see if DM2 found better food than the opossum remains.   ;D ;D

DM2 didn't initially give up his opossum remains to Mom but when she vocalized sweetly, he just walked away and found something else to nibble on. 

You're right erock - I'm at work and can't watch continually, but minimize my screen in case I hear one of them.  So I didn't catch that they were digging up nestovers - just thought she was supervising. ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 05:14:20 PM
Evening nest pics  :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 11, 2019, 05:58:47 PM
Does anyone think DM2 had two sticks when he came into the nest about an hour ago?

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 06:02:03 PM
Erock, I thought I saw one in each talon.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2019, 06:06:21 PM
Does anyone think DM2 had two sticks when he came into the nest about an hour ago?

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Just went back and looked at it on my iPad, so I could zoom in.  He did have two sticks. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 11, 2019, 06:07:43 PM
Erock, I thought I saw one in each talon.

Thanks, Lisa!  I looked a few more times -- pretty sure he did.  He's an efficient worker  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 11, 2019, 06:11:14 PM
Does anyone think DM2 had two sticks when he came into the nest about an hour ago?

He did have one stick in each talon!  Early this morning I counted them bringing in 5 sticks (before grasses came in).

Amazing pictures today, everyone!  And, thanks to Tulsa for grabbing the video of Mom foraging in Red & Boone's yard for some more grass. 

He was working on the other nestover (the piece with the gray tail) he dug up after he placed one of the sticks.  I tried to capture an image, but each one is blurry.  He footed the remains before flying off, and his talons also grabbed some of the fresh grass placed earlier today.  There's a white snowy empty spot in the nest bowl after he took off.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on February 11, 2019, 09:08:34 PM
It looks like it's going to be another hunker down into the conifers kind of night and tomorrow for Mom & DM2.

https://www.weather.gov/arx/winter

https://www.wunderground.com/weather-radar/united-states-regional/ia/des-moines

The snow looks like it's just starting to ramp up at N2B.
8:53 pm nest time 02/11 image below.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on February 11, 2019, 10:01:48 PM
So while we watch what wild Bald Eagles do every year during winter since eagle time began here in NE Iowa ...

Here's the Decorah Eagles and their nest history as accurately as I know it.
Note all of the nest data from 2008 to 2018 was from the Pair of Bald Eagles we all know and love as Mom and Dad Decorah.

Mom has a new mate at N2B in 2019 named DM2.
The previous years of nest activity should only be compared to this 'New Pair' at N2B as a general guideline and as a historical reference point.

As far as I know this data is accurate and has only been slightly edited by me for nest history continuity and simplicity.

BL disclaimer off.   ;D 8) ;)   

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 11, 2019, 10:22:56 PM
So while we watch what wild Bald Eagles do every year during winter since eagle time began here in NE Iowa ...

Here's the Decorah Eagles and their nest history as accurately as I know it.
Note all of the nest data from 2008 to 2018 was from the Pair of Bald Eagles we all know and love as Mom and Dad Decorah.

Mom has a new mate at N2B in 2019 named DM2.
The previous years of nest activity should only be used as a general guideline to the future of this pair at N2B.
As far as I know this data is accurate and has only been slightly edited by me for nest history continuity and simplicity.

BL disclaimer off.   ;D 8) ;)

BL - Thank you so much for always providing such detailed information for us (not just this nest activity chart, but your detailed maps showing where D24 & D27 have journeyed).

I noticed that all the eggs were laid in PM times.  Now I'll search through all of Amy's blog postings to see if I can find information on Iowa Bald Eagles egg laying, because I'm curious why no eggs were laid in earlier hours.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 11, 2019, 11:28:36 PM
Ran across a couple of pharmerdave2's masterpieces! ;D

Decorah Eagles 2013 - Eagle Story 2 - Eagle Dance! ♬

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNopNDpJP2w

Decorah Eagles 2011: Silent Movie (or, Three's A Crowd)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2qnkX9hn9c
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on February 11, 2019, 11:45:15 PM
T40 how awesome of you to have kept pharmerdave2's videos alive and pull them forward here.  8)

These eagles are so beloved worldwide that their legacy of educating us two footers is unfathomable.

What a credit to RRP.   :)

Pip & I are laughing our you know whats off in the heart of the ADK's.
We're preparing to get slammed shortly here at Camp BL by the same snow 'mugger' as Decorah.
As the weather allows comm to come.   

Grandpa's completely overhauled in 2019 tracked VWB is finally ready for some fun this year.
It has a semi safe plutonium powered heater. Kind of like the Mars rovers.
Provisions for 6 very hearty beings for 7 days.
Well actually a box of granola bars & really hot water. 

We're seeking an intrepid navigator.  :P   

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 12, 2019, 06:13:56 AM
Broken - Thank you for the very detailed nest history spread sheet! 
Love the "snowmobile".  I bet that would be so much fun to drive!  ;D

TPA - I asked that same exact question in chat a few weeks ago, and one of the Mods said, there was no real evidence as to why Mom does lay in the evening. 
I have followed another nest for a while, and I noticed that Mom also lays her eggs in the PM too.  It makes you wonder tho.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 12, 2019, 07:38:13 AM
 ::)
maybe they lay eggs at night because it's safer time from predators or intruders?

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Post by: Matisse1 on February 12, 2019, 07:51:47 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 12, 2019, 07:59:40 AM
::)
maybe they lay eggs at night because it's safer time from predators or intruders?

Matisse, that is what I kind of wondered, as well. 

Wonderful pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 12, 2019, 09:02:52 AM
Beautiful snowy winterland pics, Matisse!

US52 in Decorah snow plow cam shot from 30 min. ago:
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 12, 2019, 10:01:10 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7927/40108211133_c930d57ff3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/247e4PB)2019-02-12 (14) (https://flic.kr/p/247e4PB) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Got this video capture this morning very cute of Red & Kentucky Boone our beloved Decorah horse family!  See their reaction of someone coming... so cute!
https://youtu.be/jY6acvxzNBM via Lori D.


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 12, 2019, 10:43:56 AM
 ;) TPA--that's pretty snowy! We have a snow day off in CT but it's a joke to mid westerners! (only an inch or so, so far).
Brokenlug--love the VW modification!

Wow just saw the windshield wiper on the cam lens!--pretty fancy!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 12, 2019, 10:55:00 AM
Looks like Matisse beat me to it, but here goes anyway...

Loved BL's spreadsheet with statistics - Excel is my second language!

Interesting thoughts on why females seem to lay their eggs in the evening hours.  Maybe the same reason pregnant women are told to move around in order to induce labor.  The females have been up and doing things all day, which possibly helps the egg laying process to begin. :-\

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 12, 2019, 10:59:56 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 12, 2019, 11:02:54 AM
Love when we get these impromptu tours of the nest area!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 12, 2019, 11:05:53 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 12, 2019, 11:08:06 AM
Another snowy day in Decorah...

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 12, 2019, 11:10:04 AM
  8)

Great pics Matisse!  We're all glad she's not sitting on eggs right now too!  Been there, done that.  :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 12, 2019, 11:11:42 AM
 :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 12, 2019, 11:14:23 AM
NW, Matisse, thank you for the pics today!  Been looking for Mom all morning... now can rewind. Thank you BL & T40 for info... got some catching up to do.  Thanks to everyone who posts everyday... Lisa, TPA, ER, mpmom I don't always say thank you and I worry that I may leave someone out so thank you all!  Thank you RRP, mods, people who record videos and camera ops!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 12, 2019, 11:19:06 AM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on February 12, 2019, 11:19:38 AM
Both working on this snowy day.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 12, 2019, 11:22:06 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on February 12, 2019, 11:25:52 AM
Poor DM2 lol.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 12, 2019, 11:27:05 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 12, 2019, 11:33:23 AM
Wonderful snow, Decorah & eagles pics, everyone!

Lisa - love the pic of DM2 giving Mom a little beak kiss :)

When he flew up to the skywalk, I was hoping that something would go on, but Mom flew right down to the nest. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on February 12, 2019, 11:34:48 AM
I bet mom is thinking I hope he brings food back lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on February 12, 2019, 11:36:51 AM
Oh my word I am cracking up at that photo of DM2 TPA. Love it!! ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 12, 2019, 11:39:38 AM
Wonderful pics, everyone.  Just came back from shopping to see I hadn't missed them.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 12, 2019, 11:45:39 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7927/40108211133_c930d57ff3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/247e4PB)2019-02-12 (14) (https://flic.kr/p/247e4PB) by Lori Davis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Got this video capture this morning very cute of Red & Kentucky Boone our beloved Decorah horse family!  See their reaction of someone coming... so cute!
https://youtu.be/jY6acvxzNBM via Lori D.

I was hoping someone caught a video of their playfulness this morning.  I loved when Kentucky Boone was jumping up and down. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 12, 2019, 03:33:59 PM
Great news!  We can go back 4 hrs. again on the RRP live stream!

Decorah temp will be close to 40 on ♥ day, so Mom & DM2 can work on the nest bowl again once some of that snow is gone.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 12, 2019, 04:43:06 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: STLbf on February 12, 2019, 04:50:53 PM
Birds are feeding in open water late this afternoon. Canada geese in the retention pond. Little blue herons (I think) on the stream bank below N1.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 12, 2019, 05:05:10 PM
Thanks for the heads-up on the LIVE feed time, TPA  :)

Great pics...TPA, MpMom and STLbf

I wanted to add this one, since no one else did.  A couple of deers.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 12, 2019, 06:14:16 PM
Decorah eagles was just on channel 7 kwwl news... should be on again later.  Very cool! It was a live pic kinda looked like DNN will have to see if I can catch it live online & record. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 12, 2019, 08:30:52 PM
Wonderful new RRP blog post!

https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/02/12/nestflix-and-quizzes/

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 13, 2019, 07:51:42 AM
The camera was focusing on the retention pond when suddenly brown & white feathers were in view at side of screen.  Mom & DM2 came to the nest. 

Mom flew from maple back to the nest, and shortly after DM2 flew in with another stick.  After he put the stick down Mom got frisky again.  :o

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2019, 08:06:08 AM
Great pics, TPA  :)

Morning nest pics
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: ShellyM on February 13, 2019, 08:35:14 AM
That first picture mom is saying come here you handsome guy! lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 13, 2019, 08:38:08 AM
Mom seems to show dominance over DM2 more often than she ever did with Dad. Do you agree? At least on the nest.

Good morning, Lisa, TPA, MpMom, Lori and anyone else reading this :)

Lisa and Lori, thanks for the horse and deer posts. The horses sure were having fun in the snow yesterday.

Love coming here each day to get caught up. It feels just as good as chat :) Well, almost .


Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2019, 08:51:05 AM
Morning Ruby  :)  Those horses sure did look like they were having a grand ole time.

Shelly, had to take another peek after you said that....hilarious!  She got her handsome guy too! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 13, 2019, 08:56:41 AM
Wonderful new RRP blog post!

https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/02/12/nestflix-and-quizzes/


Thanks for the RRP info TPA!  I thought this information from the blog was very interesting, given that Mom seems to like to mount DM2 more than he does her:

"Mom makes it very clear to DM2 that she is interested and it is time! We've been discussing a few things. Can Mom's eggs be fertilized if she's on top? We'll post about that (hopefully tomorrow)."

I'm anxious to see what that post contains.  I've wondered that myself, and seeing as how DM2 doesn't seem to quite have the hang of this copulation thing, it would be great if Mom being on top had the same result!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 13, 2019, 09:08:42 AM
Mom seems to show dominance over DM2 more often than she ever did with Dad. Do you agree? At least on the nest.

Good morning, Lisa, TPA, MpMom, Lori and anyone else reading this :)

Lisa and Lori, thanks for the horse and deer posts. The horses sure were having fun in the snow yesterday.

Love coming here each day to get caught up. It feels just as good as chat :) Well, almost .

Ruby, after reading the RRP blog that TPA was nice enough to share with us, this may apply to what you were asking above about Mom's dominance over DM2:

"Also, why do male eagles often seem to be a little shy? Larger female eagles that aren't interested in copulation could do some real damage at close quarters, so males may just need assurance that they'll get some tailfeather instead of a foot!"

But I'm not sure if your question concerning dominance pertains to her mounting him and shoving his beak into the snow (poor DM2!), or if you're referring to other behavior on the nest.  Mom certainly has given him the green light as far as copulation goes. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 13, 2019, 09:27:36 AM
That blue fabric is still hanging over the water (like it was last Summer), but it's faded over time.  Tomorrow it will be warmer in Decorah, so Mom & DM2 will be able to work on last minute nestorations.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 13, 2019, 11:42:22 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 13, 2019, 12:15:30 PM
;)

(I think it was) DM2 who grabbed something & flew past the Y branch.  Next view was of DM2 landing on N2B with fresh grass.  He looked around before deciding to leave.  Unfortunately, the fresh grass he brought into the nest fledged overboard with the powerful wing power he had for takeoff.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2019, 12:33:27 PM
Nice pics, MpMom and TPA  :D

Morning/Afternoon nest pics
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 13, 2019, 01:33:10 PM
Nice pics, MpMom and TPA  :D

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Lisa - what an incredible pic!  Decorah is really idyllic, and how amazing to have deer & herons enjoying the snow & water right next to Red & Kentucky Boone, with the waterfowl enjoying the retention pond, while Mom & DM2 soar over the entire area. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 13, 2019, 01:46:05 PM
Mom seems to show dominance over DM2 more often than she ever did with Dad. Do you agree? At least on the nest.

Good morning, Lisa, TPA, MpMom, Lori and anyone else reading this :)

Lisa and Lori, thanks for the horse and deer posts. The horses sure were having fun in the snow yesterday.

Love coming here each day to get caught up. It feels just as good as chat :) Well, almost .

Thank you Ruby... it means a lot! :)  I missed everything so far today and will be catching up later... thank you all for posting the pics so we can catch up! Hugz!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 13, 2019, 01:56:11 PM
Nice pics, MpMom and TPA  :D

Morning/Afternoon nest pics

Lisa
, I had to save that last pic of the heron and deer at the stream - how beautiful.  Captures the serenity of the nest area.  Hope you and others that haven't been there will get a chance to go in the near future.  People coming from urban areas, such as myself, really appreciate the beauty of Nature there.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 13, 2019, 01:57:27 PM
 :)

Had to snag the deer/GBH pic, too, Lisa! And well said, TPA!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 13, 2019, 02:03:29 PM
Eastern Iowa digs out: Latest (2/12/19) snowfall reports - https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Eastern-Iowa-digs-out-Latest-snowfall-reports-505711461.html

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 13, 2019, 02:08:20 PM
Eastern Iowa digs out: Latest (2/12/19) snowfall reports - https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Eastern-Iowa-digs-out-Latest-snowfall-reports-505711461.html

Thanks T40! 8.8 for me!  Really great stuff & pics today guys!  The deer and the GBH are gorgeous!  You ALL ROCK!!!! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 13, 2019, 02:48:16 PM
Wow, a Great Blue Heron too, so awesome, Lori's right, you all rock!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2019, 03:04:42 PM
Thanks, everyone.   :)  I was very cool to see it drinking from the creek. 

NW - I hope to make it to Decorah one day.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 13, 2019, 03:11:22 PM
Thanks, everyone.   :)  I was very cool to see it drinking from the creek. 

NW - I hope to make it to Decorah one day.

Lisa, I liked that pic so much I just e-mailed it to my cousins in Conn. & Iowa. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tulsaducati on February 13, 2019, 03:18:03 PM
Deer gets a drink in Trout Creek, with Great Blue Herons looking on:
https://youtu.be/ZALQjxr5tt4 (https://youtu.be/ZALQjxr5tt4)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tulsaducati on February 13, 2019, 03:19:13 PM
Mom shows her interest again:
https://youtu.be/4ux4qH8Eng8
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2019, 03:24:38 PM
Deer gets a drink in Trout Creek, with Great Blue Herons looking on:
https://youtu.be/ZALQjxr5tt4 (https://youtu.be/ZALQjxr5tt4)

Thank you for the videos, Tulsa  :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2019, 03:25:02 PM
Thanks, everyone.   :)  I was very cool to see it drinking from the creek. 

NW - I hope to make it to Decorah one day.

Lisa, I liked that pic so much I just e-mailed it to my cousins in Conn. & Iowa. :)

 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 13, 2019, 03:47:57 PM
Deer gets a drink in Trout Creek, with Great Blue Herons looking on:
https://youtu.be/ZALQjxr5tt4 (https://youtu.be/ZALQjxr5tt4)

Tulsa - thank you so much for all your amazing videos!  I've already saved the 5 from thus far today.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 13, 2019, 04:30:19 PM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2019, 04:33:03 PM
A nice fish dinner
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2019, 04:34:38 PM
;D

Matisse, that last pic is great!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 13, 2019, 05:35:59 PM
;D

Matisse - love the pic of Mom's rapid fish ingestion :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 13, 2019, 05:51:37 PM
DM2 arranging his cornhusks, when Mom suddenly arrived, vocalized, and was frisky again.  ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2019, 06:11:15 PM
Thanks for the pics, TPA
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 14, 2019, 06:11:23 AM
Love the pics everyone ;D
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2019, 06:33:01 AM
HAPPY VALENTINE's DAY!!

Morning, MpMom  :)

I see someone spent the night on the skywalk.  Looks like Mom, maybe?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on February 14, 2019, 06:34:55 AM
Love you all!  Have a happy day.

💖

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 14, 2019, 06:58:06 AM
Take care all & love you Decorah Mom! Happy Valentines Day!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 14, 2019, 07:17:25 AM
Lisa, I saw her earlier... looks like her anyway.  I had a feeling she would sleep there last night due to activity on nest yesterday so I checked last night but couldn't see anything... then saw this earlier!  Heart you Mom!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 14, 2019, 07:40:29 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 14, 2019, 07:43:02 AM
;)

Hard at work I see!  Where do they find those gigantic sticks? lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 14, 2019, 08:20:14 AM
Happy Valentine's Day!

*  Mom flew to the nest (not from skywalk) shortly after 5 AM (nest time) this morning.  She worked on the nest cup a little, then walked/hopped/flew up to the skywalk. 

*  Shortly after 6 AM this morning Mom came back down to the nest.  Again, she worked on the nest cup a bit before going back up to the skywalk.

*  Less than an hour later Mom came back down to the nest, and worked on the nest cup a bit.  She went back up to the skywalk.

*  Mom vocalized from the skywalk, but DM2 did not show up, and eventually Mom flew away.


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 14, 2019, 08:29:56 AM
When DM2 made his first nest appearance this morning (around 7:20 AM nest time) I couldn't see if he had brought an ice chunk treat into the nest, or if he'd unearthed an old opossum chunk from the nest cup (camera not on nest at moment he flew in).

He picked at the white meat ice chunk, then must have thought somebirdy would come and take it from him, so he picked it up & flew away.  :o

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 14, 2019, 08:54:33 AM
I thought that DM2 flying in with a branch in each talon was a feat, but today's fly-in beats that.  The tree he brought in had side branches taller than he is.  Can't wait until Mom sees the long side branches poking up & toward her  :D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 14, 2019, 09:02:35 AM
I thought that DM2 flying in with a branch in each talon was a feat, but today's fly-in beats that.  The tree he brought in had side branches taller than he is.  Can't wait until Mom sees the long side branches poking up & toward her  :D

He's got that nest building skill down pat, now if he could only get the mating part of it...

Great pics TPA!  Mom will have to work a bit to break off those side branches, unless he cleans it up for her.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 14, 2019, 09:09:27 AM
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERYONE!!



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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 14, 2019, 09:18:02 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 14, 2019, 09:20:06 AM
;)

I really wished that Mom would have spotted the squirrel entree advertisement in her nest before it scrambled away. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 14, 2019, 09:31:32 AM
Hope when Mom lays her eggs, DM2 will let her incubate them!  He loves that nest cup. ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 14, 2019, 09:31:44 AM
TPA, she was probably waiting for ND to bring food so she could take it away ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 14, 2019, 09:32:54 AM
;)

I really wished that Mom would have spotted the squirrel entree advertisement in her nest before it scrambled away.

Love that last pic TPA! Normally when he buries his head in the snow Mom is on top of him. ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2019, 09:46:10 AM
Great pics, MpMom, NW, and TPA  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 14, 2019, 09:54:05 AM
;)

I really wished that Mom would have spotted the squirrel entree advertisement in her nest before it scrambled away.
Love that last pic TPA! Normally when he buries his head in the snow Mom is on top of him. ;D

 lol NW  :o awww poor guy... I feel bad for him that is recorded... sooooo embarrassing!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 14, 2019, 10:01:56 AM
DM2 just not taking action (on cam) on Mom's romance requests this week.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 14, 2019, 10:38:33 AM
DM2 moves cornhusks off to side, then Mom moves them to nest bowl, while DM2 quickly moves them away again next time he's in the nest.  ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on February 14, 2019, 10:42:30 AM
Thanks for all the pics, people!! I appreciate being kept up on things
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 14, 2019, 10:48:22 AM
Hope when Mom lays her eggs, DM2 will let her incubate them!  He loves that nest cup. ;D

I hope DM2 gets out of the nest cup long enough for Mom to lay eggs  ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 14, 2019, 10:59:52 AM
DM2 moves cornhusks off to side, then Mom moves them to nest bowl, while DM2 quickly moves them away again next time he's in the nest.  ;D

TPA, how neat that you were able to catch that 'hearted' moment!  That's a keeper. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 14, 2019, 11:43:43 AM
 ;) took this pic earlier and didn't get a chance to post

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2019, 01:01:14 PM
Thank you for all the pics today.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 14, 2019, 01:51:13 PM
Thank you all for the pictures and updates today!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 14, 2019, 01:52:28 PM
Hope when Mom lays her eggs, DM2 will let her incubate them!  He loves that nest cup. ;D

I hope DM2 gets out of the nest cup long enough for Mom to lay eggs  ::)

LOL - Me too!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: mjot on February 14, 2019, 01:54:14 PM
From me too:
Thank you for the story of the morning in pictures and comments, and Happy Valentine's Day.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2019, 01:59:49 PM
Cam operators were just zooming around and I caught a few pics of this lil beauty.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 14, 2019, 02:36:25 PM
Love when the camera operators pan!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: STLbf on February 14, 2019, 03:02:11 PM
Visitor on a branch under N1 about an hour ago, a red-tailed hawk, do you think?

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: julie on February 14, 2019, 03:30:26 PM
I remember seeing Mom flying by a tree when using N1 and snapping off a dead limb, bring to N1 and then carefully removing all all the smaller branches and twigs with her sharp beak. There wasn?t going to be anything to poke her babies.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 14, 2019, 03:56:51 PM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 14, 2019, 04:03:47 PM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 14, 2019, 04:04:08 PM
DM2 & Mom doing some nest fluffing, then Mom flew off.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 14, 2019, 04:05:37 PM
;)

Nice s-caps MpMom!  I saw that as it was happening.  Wonder what was going on.  The camera operator panned around a little to either side of them, trying to catch a glimpse of who/what was around, but didn't catch anything.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on February 14, 2019, 04:10:46 PM
Hey, anyone know if they ate "chunky" yet?  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2019, 04:12:23 PM
Nice screen captures - MpMom, Matisse and TPA!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 14, 2019, 04:15:14 PM
I don't think Mom's latest meal was Chunky (AKA Lucky).  Sweet DM2 is content to sit in the nest bowl while Mom eats her late lunch.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on February 14, 2019, 04:19:28 PM
They are so cute! But I think there might be battles over egg-sitting! :D  I wonder if this male will line them up in a row?  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: julie on February 14, 2019, 04:22:29 PM
MpMom in reference to Mom eats and DD bowls.  Is he going to share a beer with her?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 14, 2019, 05:19:00 PM
Mom apparently was full when she flew off earlier.  DM2 found a treasure when he came back to the nest :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 14, 2019, 05:47:21 PM
DM2 still working on the carcass.  It looked like he had another big gulp.  DM2 decided to lie down & rest after finishing the meal - the underside of his tail feathers look kind of dirty. 

Then, since snow started falling, he must have flown off to find Mom.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 14, 2019, 06:56:13 PM
He sure should Julie ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 14, 2019, 07:23:23 PM
Hey, anyone know if they ate "chunky" yet?  ;) ;D

I call him Rocky... some people call him Lucky which suits him!!! :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 14, 2019, 09:59:14 PM
Thank you all for the great screen captures and videos today and the last two days!  I haven't been able to watch that much over the last few days so I'm grateful to get caught up by looking at your posts. 

When I was watching the videos posted by glogdog in the Decorah Eagles chatbox tonight, a wonderful video from 4/30/17 popped up after they were done -- one that I haven't seen since that year.  I'm posting it in case anyone wants to look at this fun.  Dad Decorah delivered two very floppy fish to the nest.  I paused it and did a frame by frame on the fly-in - it looked like there may have been a mid-air transfer of one of the fish!  Mom is in the nest with sweet D26, D27 and D28.  You can still tell them apart based on feathering.  Dad D got a chance to give D28 a little bite before Mom shooed him away.  Video thanks to prairiefirewind. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf0gJUS6Kpk

Hopes and dreams of things to come for Mom and DM2 and for us ...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on February 14, 2019, 10:45:41 PM

Hard at work I see!  Where do they find those gigantic sticks? lol

Pip & I have often pondered where these wonkasaurus nest sticks come from.  ;D

In all honesty we know they do not come from Nest Depot.   ;)

Perhaps they originate from some eagle loving folks and their pruning piles that are nearby.  :-*

We tend to lean towards these perfectly crispy crib rail sticks coming from the woods just above the Bluffs to the SSE.  8)
 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2019, 05:50:49 AM
Erock, thanks for the throwback video.  :)

Broken - as always, thanks for those wonderful terrain maps of the area around N2B!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 15, 2019, 07:43:50 AM
Good morning, everyone.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 15, 2019, 10:08:04 AM
The faded blue cloth is still waving in the breeze. )

BL - thank you once again for your great maps & information!

Mom was doing some nest bowl work when DM2 flew in, then Mom went to skywalk and DM2 tested the bowl fit once again.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2019, 11:47:27 AM
Afternoon nest pics

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 15, 2019, 11:54:56 AM
DM2 looking a little like a frazzled soon to be new Dad :) Love his hard working traits!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 15, 2019, 12:01:29 PM
Mom flew back in with a big chunk of frozen grass & ice - maybe she found it in the horse pasture?  Then Mom flew to the tree with the broken branch to perch. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2019, 01:37:31 PM
More afternoon pics....Thank you cam operators!  :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 15, 2019, 02:05:42 PM
More afternoon pics....Thank you cam operators!  :)

Thank you, Lisa!  I'm surprised Mom didn't spot what DM2 had hidden under his talons :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2019, 02:12:16 PM
More afternoon pics....Thank you cam operators!  :)

Thank you, Lisa!  I'm surprised Mom didn't spot what DM2 had hidden under his talons :)

I think she might have.  I heard her, but couldn't see her.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 15, 2019, 02:12:33 PM
WOW!   :o  One minute DM2 was eating his prey, and in a flash he & his prey were gone at supersonic speed.  Amazing.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2019, 02:14:59 PM
Mom looks so pretty all puffed up.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2019, 02:16:13 PM
WOW!   :o  One minute DM2 was eating his prey, and in a flash he & his prey were gone at supersonic speed.  Amazing.

I loved the sound of the branches moving and falling when DM2 left from the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 15, 2019, 05:00:16 PM
Glen Loyd Videos: Decorah eagle eggs any day now

https://www.gazettextra.com/blogs/community/glen_loyd_videos/glen-loyd-videos-decorah-eagle-eggs-any-day-now/article_3083afc2-3087-11e9-a6ed-4f067a85e530.html

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 15, 2019, 05:29:34 PM
Mom brought her dinner to the nest, and after eating some of it she left it on the nest & flew away.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2019, 05:37:37 PM
Glen Loyd Videos: Decorah eagle eggs any day now

https://www.gazettextra.com/blogs/community/glen_loyd_videos/glen-loyd-videos-decorah-eagle-eggs-any-day-now/article_3083afc2-3087-11e9-a6ed-4f067a85e530.html

Thanks for the video, T40.  I hope we get some eagle egg any day now. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2019, 05:38:51 PM
Mom brought her dinner to the nest, and after eating some of it she left it on the nest & flew away.

Great pics, TPA.  Hmm, I wonder if she left the leftovers. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 15, 2019, 05:59:54 PM
Mom brought her dinner to the nest, and after eating some of it she left it on the nest & flew away.

Great pics, TPA.  Hmm, I wonder if she left the leftovers.

Lisa - she did leave the leftovers, and I wondered if that's a prelude to nestovers in the near future.  When Mom & DM2 came back to the nest, he pulled Mom's leftovers over to the side (so he wouldn't nestle on it?).

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2019, 06:09:38 PM
Mom brought her dinner to the nest, and after eating some of it she left it on the nest & flew away.

Great pics, TPA.  Hmm, I wonder if she left the leftovers.

Lisa - she did leave the leftovers, and I wondered if that's a prelude to nestovers in the near future.  When Mom & DM2 came back to the nest, he pulled Mom's leftovers over to the side (so he wouldn't nestle on it?).

I saw him picking at those nestover.   :D  Nice pics, TPA.  Have a good night!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 15, 2019, 06:16:10 PM
Mom brought her dinner to the nest, and after eating some of it she left it on the nest & flew away.

Great pics, TPA.  Hmm, I wonder if she left the leftovers.

Lisa - she did leave the leftovers, and I wondered if that's a prelude to nestovers in the near future.  When Mom & DM2 came back to the nest, he pulled Mom's leftovers over to the side (so he wouldn't nestle on it?).

I saw him picking at those nestover.   :D  Nice pics, TPA.  Have a good night!

Lisa - he did pick a bit, but at least didn't eat it all :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 15, 2019, 07:36:19 PM
Great RRP blog post!
https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/02/15/20520/

Including...
"2/13/19: Mom wants eggs - https://youtu.be/WaoSwA9cN-Y. We've seen a lot of dominance displays this year and we've been talking with our panel of eagle experts about it. While no consensus was reached, Brett thought semen transfer could happen as long as there was a cloacal kiss, even if gravity might work against it. We'll see what happens!"

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 16, 2019, 06:38:38 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2019, 06:46:45 AM
Morning, MpMom :)  Do you think DM2 is ever going to let Mom have a turn in the nest bole?   ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 16, 2019, 06:49:23 AM
Morning Lisa! She tried to bowl & then ND showed up ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2019, 06:52:53 AM
So, they are doing the bird off camera  ;), but we caught you!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 16, 2019, 07:13:01 AM
So, they are doing the bird off camera  ;), but we caught you!

woot woot  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 16, 2019, 07:42:04 AM
Morning, MpMom :)  Do you think DM2 is ever going to let Mom have a turn in the nest bole?   ;D

Wonderful photos, Lisa & MpMom!

Mom flew from the tree she was perched in to N2B shortly after 6 AM.  She picked out the nestovers, rearranged a little, then did her own fit test.  After that she flew up to the skywalk. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on February 16, 2019, 08:23:58 AM
But didn't it look like M on the top again?

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2019, 08:36:49 AM
But didn't it look like M on the top again?

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Puff - DM2 was on top this time.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 16, 2019, 09:41:27 AM
Love is in the air  8)
Decorah Eagles Might Be A Successful Mating&Passing The Stick 2/16/19
https://youtu.be/LpE9ZvKeeho via eaglewhisperer18
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 16, 2019, 10:35:07 AM
 :D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2019, 10:42:53 AM
Thanks for the video, Lori 8)

Nice pics, Matisse! I like the one with the geese on the move. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 16, 2019, 10:45:19 AM
What a great video!! Thanks Lori, eaglewhisperer and cam op! I'd say they got that one right! And then Mom twists DM2 off the branch....hahahahaha! :-* :-* ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 16, 2019, 10:59:29 AM
:D

Great photos, Matisse!  Mom had flown in with a frozen clump of perhaps grasses & put it at side of nest bowl (opposite side of the clump she brought in yesterday).  Her talon is on it while she watched all the geese flying by.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Sasafrass452 on February 16, 2019, 11:18:56 AM
Getting close.... Maybe just a few days!!! How eggciting!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 16, 2019, 02:36:07 PM
Love is in the air  8)
Decorah Eagles Might Be A Successful Mating&Passing The Stick 2/16/19
https://youtu.be/LpE9ZvKeeho via eaglewhisperer18

Yay!    :-* :-*

Love is in the Air - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNC0kIzM1Fo

I love that it mentions "Love is in the air, in the whisper of the tree"   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 16, 2019, 03:07:02 PM
Love is in the air  8)
Decorah Eagles Might Be A Successful Mating&Passing The Stick 2/16/19
https://youtu.be/LpE9ZvKeeho via eaglewhisperer18

Yay!    :-* :-*

Love is in the Air - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNC0kIzM1Fo

I love that it mentions "Love is in the air, in the whisper of the tree"   ;D ;D

Perfect ER!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 16, 2019, 03:43:38 PM
DM2 found a gray nestover, pulled it to the side, and started nibbling on it.  Mom flew in with some cornhusks, and DM2 tried to keep the nestover from her (it was probably hers anyway).  Mom persisted & won the tug of nestover.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Arcadia on February 16, 2019, 05:53:49 PM
Getting close.... Maybe just a few days!!! How eggciting!

I agree!  DM3 being so enthusiastic about nest building makes me think he will also figure out about providing for the little ones.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Dusty1947 on February 16, 2019, 07:43:08 PM
Watching all these mice tonight is almost as much fun as watching the eagles.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 16, 2019, 08:04:54 PM
Watching all these mice tonight is almost as much fun as watching the eagles.

The whole family is there!  I usually see 3 but 6 tonight! lil boogers.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 16, 2019, 09:53:33 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 16, 2019, 10:51:18 PM
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Decorah Bald Eagles 02 16 Night Owl Visit
https://youtu.be/onb4Bf2H8GI via mocha mama
A Owl stopped in for some Mice Dinner But no luck he flew off Nest time 9:55pm Nest time

Took below SS at 8pm of 6 mice!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TX_Ninja on February 17, 2019, 01:04:22 AM
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Decorah Bald Eagles 02 16 Night Owl Visit
https://youtu.be/onb4Bf2H8GI via mocha mama
A Owl stopped in for some Mice Dinner But no luck he flew off Nest time 9:55pm Nest time

Took below SS at 8pm of 6 mice!

Good capture of the owl. It did disperse the mice away from the penthouse. lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: BrokenLug on February 17, 2019, 02:54:01 AM
If there is one thing I've learned from watching these newfangled 24/7 eagle cameras.

The cleaners are such a necessary and integral beneficial part of a healthy BE nest.   :)

Pip & I are keeping a keen eye on Mom & DM2 canoodling @ or near the N2B cameras.

A gravid Decorah Mom via DM2 ?

Going way out on a skinny perch here.

A very friendly wager gauntlet has been thrown down between us.

If Decorah Mom's 1st egg with this new mate called DM2 is laid after sunset on 2/24/19 up to 2/25/19 midnight we're all square.

If Mom D lays an egg while the sun is still up then we both pay double.  ;)
If DM2 lays an egg the bet is off.  ;)  ;)  :o

If an egg is laid Before or after we all win !!!   ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 17, 2019, 06:41:12 AM
 ;)  One more s'cap of our beautiful owl visitor last night.  These owls should know better  ;D ;D ;D 

I've been wondering why we haven't seen more owls this year -- I thought they might fear DM2 but we know that Mom is their true bouncer  ;D ;D.  Just remember, owl, no eggs for you.  And "don't come back for a year."  As spoken by a true NY soup shop owner on TV and definitely in person."  lolol

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Good morning to all eagle lovers and those that put up with us!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2019, 07:14:59 AM
Good Morning, erock  :)  I love the soup Nazi!   ;D


Broken - I hope your prediction is right on the egg dates.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 17, 2019, 07:20:30 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2019, 07:27:08 AM
Wonderful pics, Matisse  :)  Love the one of the bluffs. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 17, 2019, 07:36:56 AM
 ;) I always thought geese flew further south in the winter, but guess these guys like the snow

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 17, 2019, 07:54:10 AM
Johnny3eagles...
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 17, 2019, 10:26:30 AM
 ;D

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Post by: Matisse1 on February 17, 2019, 10:33:50 AM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: smileawhile on February 17, 2019, 10:51:50 AM
Anybody want to flash chat?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 17, 2019, 10:53:34 AM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 17, 2019, 10:55:22 AM
;D

Great pics, Matisse!

There was somebirdy flying around the nest a couple of times right after Mom landed.  I thought maybe it wasn't DM2, because he would normally have followed Mom in and gone right to work with snow removal.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 17, 2019, 11:17:25 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on February 17, 2019, 12:31:47 PM
Those geese were pretty close on their first pass earlier.


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2019, 12:38:23 PM
Great pics - Ginger, TPA and Matisse  :) 

Really like pics of the geese flying so close. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Johnny3eagles on February 17, 2019, 02:14:06 PM
Thanks for the Birthday wishes!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 17, 2019, 03:14:18 PM
Mom flew into the nest, with DM2 right behind her.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 17, 2019, 03:15:36 PM
Tick tock, eagles! ::)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 17, 2019, 03:25:45 PM
DM2 moved a bit too close to the rails & trunk for this nest fit test.  He has a clump of snow on his abdomen after this fit test.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 17, 2019, 03:35:53 PM
T40 - <1" snow today?  I think there has been more than that.

It's the time of the season  ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2019, 05:13:02 PM
Nice pics, TPA
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 17, 2019, 07:50:23 PM
New RRP blog post!

https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/02/17/sunday-night-movies-at-decorah-north/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2019, 09:00:50 AM
Beautiful Mom this morning

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 18, 2019, 09:05:23 AM
 ;)

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Post by: Matisse1 on February 18, 2019, 09:15:31 AM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 18, 2019, 09:17:50 AM
 ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 18, 2019, 09:18:16 AM
;)

Thanks, Matisse!

DM2 is usually the one who works so fervently on the nest bowl, and I wonder if Mom is waiting for him?

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: williwaw on February 18, 2019, 09:45:38 AM
Thanks for great screen caps everyone.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 18, 2019, 09:48:44 AM
Has anybody seen DM-2 today or heard him call to Mom?  Lovin' the pics today everyone!
Title: Owl in Nest
Post by: MNLindaBird on February 18, 2019, 10:13:24 AM
TY MOCHA MAMA for the wonderful video of the owl in nest  :D  I was curious what type it might be.  I'm speculating that was a Short-Eared Owl (have never seen one before!).  The clues I'm going by are the streaked chest, buff-colored patch on outer wing, and black around the eye.

Anybody else wonder about this?  Is a pretty owl with more distinctive coloring than a barn owl - which was my first guess before I looked more closely. 

Thanks, again, for great capture Mocha  :-*

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 18, 2019, 10:13:53 AM
Has anybody seen DM-2 today or heard him call to Mom?  Lovin' the pics today everyone!

In flew DM2, once again with a stick in each talon!  ;D

I loved seeing the quick fluid motion of DM2 getting out of the nest cup & out of the way when Mom brought in a big stick  :o

Rewind and look at Mom's approach as she flew back in again, this time with a very long, very wonky stick!  Mom circled halfway around and kind of flew in sideways to N2B, while her DM2 was there to grab the opposite end of the stick (longer than nest diameter). 

Looking at the movements of Mom & DM2 when they're up close on camera around N2B reminds me of a beautiful fluid bald eagle ballet.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 18, 2019, 10:14:51 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 18, 2019, 10:17:13 AM
Has anybody seen DM-2 today or heard him call to Mom?  Lovin' the pics today everyone!

In flew DM2, once again with a stick in each talon!  ;D

Cool!!!  Maybe I should trust my own advice I give others... "trust the eagles"...Silly to worry all the time :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2019, 10:23:21 AM
Wonderful pics, Matisse and TPA :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2019, 10:35:53 AM
 ;D ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 18, 2019, 11:24:13 AM
Thank you all for the great screen captures and videos today and the last two days!  I haven't been able to watch that much over the last few days so I'm grateful to get caught up by looking at your posts. 

When I was watching the videos posted by glogdog in the Decorah Eagles chatbox tonight, a wonderful video from 4/30/17 popped up after they were done -- one that I haven't seen since that year.  I'm posting it in case anyone wants to look at this fun.  Dad Decorah delivered two very floppy fish to the nest.  I paused it and did a frame by frame on the fly-in - it looked like there may have been a mid-air transfer of one of the fish!  Mom is in the nest with sweet D26, D27 and D28.  You can still tell them apart based on feathering.  Dad D got a chance to give D28 a little bite before Mom shooed him away.  Video thanks to prairiefirewind. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf0gJUS6Kpk

Hopes and dreams of things to come for Mom and DM2 and for us ...

Thanks for the stroll down memory lane erock!  Dad was one of a kind...such a good provider and so patient with Mom.  Bittersweet, but beautiful. :'( :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 18, 2019, 11:42:06 AM
 ;D Lisa--you got some great pics!

NWargo--thanks for reposting eaglerock's video--amazing how he managed two floppy fish!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 18, 2019, 11:57:28 AM
Great RRP blog post!
https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/02/15/20520/

Including...
"2/13/19: Mom wants eggs - https://youtu.be/WaoSwA9cN-Y. We've seen a lot of dominance displays this year and we've been talking with our panel of eagle experts about it. While no consensus was reached, Brett thought semen transfer could happen as long as there was a cloacal kiss, even if gravity might work against it. We'll see what happens!"

Thanks for passing on the FB blog TPA!  Well, if nothing else, maybe Mom will 'become pregnant' upside down!  Saw a very encouraging video this morning posted by RRP, showing a promising copulation in the trees near the nest tree.  So maybe it'll happen the way it was intended to, but either way, we'll all be ecstatic! ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 18, 2019, 12:16:09 PM
Been out for a few days with a bad back, and everyone's pictures and comments kept me 'in the loop' and were most enjoyable.  I tell people my back goes out more than I do these days! :)

Outstanding pics from everyone, and a very promising mating attempt also!  Just doesn't get any better than that.  Thanks all!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2019, 12:31:39 PM
NW - I hope you are doing better now, nothing worse than having your back hurt.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2019, 12:32:39 PM
;D Lisa--you got some great pics!

NWargo--thanks for reposting eaglerock's video--amazing how he managed two floppy fish!

Thank you, Matisse  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 18, 2019, 12:39:01 PM
Thank you everyone for the amazing captures, videos and posts over the last couple of days.  I wasn't able to watch and I missed so much!  Thank you for catching me up!

NWargo, I hope your back pain is alleviating!  Not fun at all   :( -- I hope you are all good to go or will be soon!  There are eggs to come after all  ;)

I loved all the captures but the geese captures by Ginger were incredible.  Thanks, Ginger!
Title: Re: Owl in Nest
Post by: Sasafrass452 on February 18, 2019, 12:56:26 PM
Looks like a barred owl ;)

TY MOCHA MAMA for the wonderful video of the owl in nest  :D  I was curious what type it might be.  I'm speculating that was a Short-Eared Owl (have never seen one before!).  The clues I'm going by are the streaked chest, buff-colored patch on outer wing, and black around the eye.

Anybody else wonder about this?  Is a pretty owl with more distinctive coloring than a barn owl - which was my first guess before I looked more closely. 

Thanks, again, for great capture Mocha  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: tsk34 on February 18, 2019, 01:47:00 PM
GINGER  Great pic of the geese and maple sitter. :)

LISA  beautiful AM pic of Mom  :o

MATISSE  Can't remember seeing herons in the creek before..Wow
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2019, 01:54:08 PM
LISA  beautiful AM pic of Mom  :o

Thank you, tsk  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2019, 02:02:10 PM
MNLinda - Welcome to the forum! Consensus is that's a barred owl. We see them almost every year when they're out shopping for a nest (they don't build their own). Their breeding season is now, which crowds into the eagles' breeding season. But the owls have never been successful in getting the eagles to rent to them. ;D

Barred Owl - https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/barred_owl
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 18, 2019, 02:12:20 PM
I've seen others mention this, but never saw the answer.  When the new board was started for 2019, my 'status' went back to the beginning again, as if I was just starting to post on forum.  Can that be corrected to be what it really is, or do we start over every year with a new designation?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: julie on February 18, 2019, 03:34:32 PM
Send Amy a note be sure to include the approximate number of posts and some should correct this problem.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 18, 2019, 03:40:10 PM
Send Amy a note be sure to include the approximate number of posts and some should correct this problem.

Thanks Julie!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 18, 2019, 04:27:38 PM
I've seen others mention this, but never saw the answer.  When the new board was started for 2019, my 'status' went back to the beginning again, as if I was just starting to post on forum.  Can that be corrected to be what it really is, or do we start over every year with a new designation?

Hi NW, when Amy does the annual clean-up of Forum, posts decrement mostly based on which threads are cleared out.  As Julie posted, Amy can restore post #'s (if you remember about where you were) but we all know you and you are not a Newbie  ;D ;D  The 2018 DE Forum posts were originally archived but then cleared out, so that may be why many members experienced the decrease in post #'s.  I think the server can only hold so much of our posts before it starts to rebel  ;D ;D

Sometimes I start back as a Newbie, but this year I only lost about 400-500 posts in my count.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Ginger52 on February 18, 2019, 05:18:58 PM
I've seen others mention this, but never saw the answer.  When the new board was started for 2019, my 'status' went back to the beginning again, as if I was just starting to post on forum.  Can that be corrected to be what it really is, or do we start over every year with a new designation?

Hi NW, when Amy does the annual clean-up of Forum, posts decrement mostly based on which threads are cleared out.  As Julie posted, Amy can restore post #'s (if you remember about where you were) but we all know you and you are not a Newbie  ;D ;D  The 2018 DE Forum posts were originally archived but then cleared out, so that may be why many members experienced the decrease in post #'s.  I think the server can only hold so much of our posts before it starts to rebel  ;D ;D

Sometimes I start back as a Newbie, but this year I only lost about 400-500 posts in my count.   ;D

I only realized recently that the 2018 posts were no longer there and was quite distressed to see that.  There was something I wanted to search for.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 18, 2019, 05:22:54 PM
Beautiful Mom flew in, did some nest cleanup, then attempted to trim some of the wonky branches from that long stick she brought in earlier today.  She called for DM2, and then he came in, but immediately went to work on the nest bowl.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2019, 05:27:17 PM
Evening pics at the nest

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 18, 2019, 05:27:45 PM
 :) :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 18, 2019, 05:33:07 PM
I've seen others mention this, but never saw the answer.  When the new board was started for 2019, my 'status' went back to the beginning again, as if I was just starting to post on forum.  Can that be corrected to be what it really is, or do we start over every year with a new designation?

Hi NW, when Amy does the annual clean-up of Forum, posts decrement mostly based on which threads are cleared out.  As Julie posted, Amy can restore post #'s (if you remember about where you were) but we all know you and you are not a Newbie  ;D ;D  The 2018 DE Forum posts were originally archived but then cleared out, so that may be why many members experienced the decrease in post #'s.  I think the server can only hold so much of our posts before it starts to rebel  ;D ;D

Sometimes I start back as a Newbie, but this year I only lost about 400-500 posts in my count.   ;D

I only realized recently that the 2018 posts were no longer there and was quite distressed to see that.  There was something I wanted to search for.

Hi Ginger, I had also hoped that the archive would stay and it was there initially.  Amy must have had a server issue and everything in the archive is gone now.  I wish I had saved more of the captures but I'll be fine with what I have.  It was such a special Forum because it has all the pre and post Dad D caps and beautiful D29, D30 and D31.  I guess we always have to save captures that we want to keep for posterity. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 18, 2019, 05:55:47 PM
Great pics, Lisa & ER!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 18, 2019, 06:31:45 PM
 :)  I've been watching rewind and got carried away with screen captures  ;D ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 18, 2019, 06:34:47 PM
More  ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 18, 2019, 06:36:09 PM
Last one I promise  ::)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2019, 06:46:05 PM
Beautiful evening pics, erock and TPA  :)
Title: Barred Owl
Post by: MNLindaBird on February 18, 2019, 08:03:20 PM
Thanks to those of you who clarified the presence of a Barred Owl on nest (on 2/16 - not 2/18 as my photo attachment was dated).  Was still an exciting visitor to view :)

The All About Birds reference had a much better picture of the owl than did my Kaufman bird book.  Still wondering a bit about the tan patches that I thought I observed on the upper wing ends, but there's no mention of that feature for Barred owl in my book.  Maybe the IR lighting provided strange influence that night  :o

Again, thanks for the ID help.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 18, 2019, 08:46:08 PM
D27 is still hanging out around Decorah!  RRP is planning on trying to find her soon.

https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/02/18/where-is-eagle-d27/

I won't even attempt to post a map, etc.  That is the domain & expertise of BL and T40.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2019, 10:41:14 PM
Thanks for the heads up, TPA! ;)

Where is Eagle D27?
February 18, 2019 RaptorResource
D27 in Decorah, 2017

D27 in Decorah. Photo by Robin Brumm
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Where is eagle D27? Despite the cold weather, she continues to hang out in the Decorah area. She's spending a lot of time on the Upper Iowa and has been in the vicinity of her natal nest. We hope to go looking for her in the next week or two, since we would love to see how she's doing and what she looks like! Thanks for the airmail, D27, and please stay safe, warm, and well-fed!

I got to thinking about what D27 looked like and wanted to share this great video and capture from Robin Brumm: https://youtu.be/yF1dDe9ZqQU. It was wonderful to see our sleek, brown young eagle again. Wondering what she looks like now? This link provides a nice guide to aging bald eagles by plumage: https://www.featheredphotography.com/blog/2013/01/27/a-guide-to-aging-bald-eagles/.

If you'd like to follow the travels of all the bald eagles we've tracked, please visit our interactive maps: https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/. A thousand thanks to Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their insight, maps, and data with us!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 18, 2019, 11:19:26 PM
Thanks to T40 for carrying forward RRP's post about D27 to the Forum page and thanks to TPA for the heads up!

I so hope they can locate D27 and get a photo.  I'm sure she's beautiful -  she looked so much like Mom!

D27 seems to have stayed pretty near the nest recently (can't blame her lol).  I wonder if she's stopped at Whippy Dip  ;D ;D

Seriously, it's wonderful that D27 has chosen to winter back in her natal nest territory.  She's a well traveled eagle after all, but she returned to beautiful Decorah!

When we went on the Upper Iowa kayak / canoe ride last ATF (thanks to Iverburl :) ), we saw many eagles.  I would probably go overboard if I spotted an eagle with an antenna  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on February 19, 2019, 12:44:27 AM
T40---the reason D27 is hanging out where she does around Valentines Day is the fact that that leg of the Upper Iowa River is just below "the upper dam", and the river below (downstream) from the dam remains open.  A ways down-river from there is "the lower dam" which has maybe a 12' waterfall and draws congregations of mature eagles.  Peeps should drive out on River Road when they're in the Decorah area.  There's a nest between the two dams at the junction of Nordic Hills Road and River Road.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 19, 2019, 02:21:43 AM
Thank you, eburg!  You can always give us the real scoop.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 19, 2019, 06:52:32 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2019, 07:36:56 AM
Morning Matisse!  Great pics...where is everyone?  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 19, 2019, 09:07:20 AM
I've seen others mention this, but never saw the answer.  When the new board was started for 2019, my 'status' went back to the beginning again, as if I was just starting to post on forum.  Can that be corrected to be what it really is, or do we start over every year with a new designation?

Hi NW, when Amy does the annual clean-up of Forum, posts decrement mostly based on which threads are cleared out.  As Julie posted, Amy can restore post #'s (if you remember about where you were) but we all know you and you are not a Newbie  ;D ;D  The 2018 DE Forum posts were originally archived but then cleared out, so that may be why many members experienced the decrease in post #'s.  I think the server can only hold so much of our posts before it starts to rebel  ;D ;D

Sometimes I start back as a Newbie, but this year I only lost about 400-500 posts in my count.   ;D

Thanks for that info erock!  Unfortunately I don't remember how many posts I had at year-end, so I'll just start over with this year.  That's okay though - it'll help me to know what I do in a year's time since I didn't start posting to forum until a few months into 2018. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 19, 2019, 09:19:41 AM
Love catching up on everything in the morning thanks to eagle lovers like erock, TPA, Lisa, Matisse, T40, Lori, and many more!  Eburg, thanks for the heads up on River Road.  Next time I attend the ATF I'll look for it!  And special thanks to TPA and T40 for the RRP FB info.  Love D27 - she's such a home-girl.  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 19, 2019, 11:13:55 AM
Love catching up on everything in the morning thanks to eagle lovers like erock, TPA, Lisa, Matisse, T40, Lori, and many more!  Eburg, thanks for the heads up on River Road.  Next time I attend the ATF I'll look for it!  And special thanks to TPA and T40 for the RRP FB info.  Love D27 - she's such a home-girl.  :-*

Ditto here!  I am so far behind... doctors appts... appreciate the updates everyone!!!

Note... I've noticed DM-2 doing bowl snugging/testing a lot and lately Mom kinda looks at him like "You know I'm the one laying the eggs, right?" lol :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2019, 11:27:54 AM
Love catching up on everything in the morning thanks to eagle lovers like erock, TPA, Lisa, Matisse, T40, Lori, and many more!  Eburg, thanks for the heads up on River Road.  Next time I attend the ATF I'll look for it!  And special thanks to TPA and T40 for the RRP FB info.  Love D27 - she's such a home-girl.  :-*

Agreed...I enjoy looking at everyone's pictures.  Much appreciated, when I miss seeing them live on the nest!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 19, 2019, 01:06:13 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 19, 2019, 02:20:37 PM
 ;D hi mpmom, Lisa, Lori, NWargo

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2019, 02:35:10 PM
;D hi mpmom, Lisa, Lori, NWargo

Hi Matisse :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 19, 2019, 02:59:35 PM
;)

Great s-caps of Mom, MpMom!  Fingers crossed, we'll be seeing her in the nest a lot more in the very near future.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 19, 2019, 03:00:42 PM
I hope NW ;D ;D

Hey Matise, how is your puppy??
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: julie on February 19, 2019, 03:45:07 PM
I did not know or remember that. arises had a puppy. Show us a pic. Matisse
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 19, 2019, 04:14:31 PM
Thanks, eburg, for the info on the dam.

DM2 sitting in the egg cup sure reminds me of Dad. He was always sitting in it as the time got near. But it always amazed me how often he'd sit in the cup when it was filled with snow. I always thought of him, very fondly, as the melter-in-chief. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 19, 2019, 04:24:22 PM
T40, I agree, DN is a lot like dad ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on February 19, 2019, 04:39:33 PM
My opinion - watching M readjusting soft stuff in nest -- she needs to plop down and stake her claim so DM2 gets the hint!!!!  It should be her reserved spot.

P. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2019, 04:40:55 PM
Evening nest pics - Thank you cam operators  :)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 19, 2019, 04:43:01 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on February 19, 2019, 04:47:59 PM
He who hesitates looses; M lost the nest again. . .And again in my opinion:  we've often heard the reply that you can't for sure call an eagles sex until you get DNA or it lays an egg.  That leaves it open to discussion that because of the behaviors of DM2 that we might have guessed wrong and we have two females???  DM2 seems just too possessive and comfortable with bole.  IMO 

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2019, 04:54:20 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 19, 2019, 05:00:17 PM
Great pics, everyone!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 19, 2019, 05:10:26 PM
DM2 flew away, so Mom straightened up the stuffing before flying to the maple.  Mom then flew back to the nest, and almost immediately DM2 flew in to join her.  He immediately went to his favorite nest bole spot & Mom went to the skywalk.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 19, 2019, 05:43:40 PM
Mom is back at her nest home.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 19, 2019, 05:56:59 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2019, 06:05:44 PM
Thanks for the pics - T40, TPA, MpMom and Matisse  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 19, 2019, 06:49:25 PM
Great pics and updates today Lisa, T40, TPA, MpMom, Matisse and all... I appreciate all of you!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: julie on February 19, 2019, 07:27:03 PM
I was wondering if ND has the job of est warmer?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 19, 2019, 07:54:02 PM
 ;) Hi Puff-- if I recall correctly, dad used to love shaping the bowl and sitting in the nest before eggs were laid--so it might not be such odd behavior for a male.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Arcadia on February 19, 2019, 08:27:46 PM
He who hesitates looses; M lost the nest again. . .And again in my opinion:  we've often heard the reply that you can't for sure call an eagles sex until you get DNA or it lays an egg.  That leaves it open to discussion that because of the behaviors of DM2 that we might have guessed wrong and we have two females???  DM2 seems just too possessive and comfortable with bole.  IMO 

P

Is DM2 smaller than Mom? This would be a good indicator even though not proof. I would think that animals wouldn't welcome the same gender in the birthing place... - prorogation of the species?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 19, 2019, 09:17:21 PM
I missed this one. :o Poor Mom.

from Eaglewhisperer18 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxMBZZRVR8&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 19, 2019, 11:14:23 PM
 :)  Night visit by Mom about 11 pm  ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 20, 2019, 06:12:25 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2019, 06:14:40 AM
Morning, MpMom  :)  Do you think its time??

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on February 20, 2019, 06:14:55 AM
;) Hi Puff-- if I recall correctly, dad used to love shaping the bowl and sitting in the nest before eggs were laid--so it might not be such odd behavior for a male.

Morning Matisse

We many times watched Dad have the joy of scraping the the bole, and aerating the soft stuff, and even tending to the eggs.  I've noticed now that M doesn't end up there much at all.  She not only doesn't dominate the nest, she stands on the side and watches the action. If Dad was in the way she would convince him to get out of her nest.  Speaking of action, that's where there's another big change.  Dad and Mom 2,3,4 times a day was the norm beginning in mid January.  This year, if we're lucky, it's once a day.  And, it's Mom who is doing the instigating?! 

Earnestly, I hope I'm proven wrong and get sent to the no worry couch.  When I'm not otherwise involved  my time on live stream is about 6A to 10P.  The live stream is my screen saver so I shouldn't miss anything.  I'm lurking even if I'm not posting.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2019, 06:26:19 AM
I missed this one. :o Poor Mom.

from Eaglewhisperer18 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxMBZZRVR8&feature=youtu.be

Oh my!  :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: buzbee on February 20, 2019, 06:28:05 AM
Not a good day for egg-laying! :-\ :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on February 20, 2019, 06:34:31 AM
He who hesitates looses; M lost the nest again. . .And again in my opinion:  we've often heard the reply that you can't for sure call an eagles sex until you get DNA or it lays an egg.  That leaves it open to discussion that because of the behaviors of DM2 that we might have guessed wrong and we have two females???  DM2 seems just too possessive and comfortable with bole.  IMO 

P

Is DM2 smaller than Mom? This would be a good indicator even though not proof. I would think that animals wouldn't welcome the same gender in the birthing place... - prorogation of the species?

Hi to you too Arcadia -
 
To your post I would simply reply - the triple nest changed a lot of our previous thoughts on that.  So did our "man-made" nest.  And, how about the times where we found that our little eaglets were not what we thought they were.

Being concerned and involved nest watchers is not easy.  I'm still waiting and watching.

P   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 20, 2019, 06:49:43 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 20, 2019, 07:25:31 AM
In the past mom usually gives us an egglet between 4:30 & 8:30 in the evening. Even though things can change be aware of the evening time. She has also given us a egglet in a snow storm.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 20, 2019, 07:33:30 AM
Mom this morning... we may be getting closer!  8)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 20, 2019, 07:33:49 AM
 :) :)  Interesting behavior, looks to be getting close to an egg.  Did anyone have a snowplow sent to them lol? 

So much snow this year and the temps haven't eased up to help it melt away so I hope she takes a little more time.  But nature is nature. 

She was so beautiful this morning, as always!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 20, 2019, 07:35:07 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 20, 2019, 07:38:03 AM
Thanks for all the wonderful captures this morning! 

Lori, that first one of Mom looking right at us  ;) scared me.   ;D ;D  I never want to experience that Look without a computer in front of me  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 20, 2019, 07:42:33 AM
Thanks for all the wonderful captures this morning! 

Lori, that first one of Mom looking right at us  ;) scared me.   ;D ;D  I never want to experience that Look without a computer in front of me  ;D ;D

Not to mention she is as tall as a computer desk! She does have that beautiful "glow" about her! ;)   Hopefully DM-2 will show up soon and "defrost" & do some shoveling of that nest!
 He is very good at it!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2019, 07:43:06 AM
Wonderful captures this morning - erock, Lori and MpMom  :D



Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 20, 2019, 07:48:25 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 20, 2019, 07:51:54 AM
Great early morning pics Lisa, ER, Matisse, MpMom & Lori

The wind is really whipping the snow & feathers today. I noticed that there was an appearance of a dip in the side of the nest toward the skywalk, but that's probably only an illusion created by drifted snow.  Mom brought in a new stick and placed it over the area that looks like a dip.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2019, 08:03:56 AM
More morning pics.  Love that icicle on the cam

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Lin-L on February 20, 2019, 08:06:20 AM
We will be opening a Flash Chat in a few minutes.  We hope many of you can join us.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 20, 2019, 08:07:29 AM
 :)

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Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 20, 2019, 08:08:04 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 20, 2019, 08:10:28 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: MpMom on February 20, 2019, 08:23:23 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2019, 08:37:57 AM
MpMom, love the take-off pic

Great pics- TPA, erock and Matisse!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 20, 2019, 08:42:15 AM
I missed this one. :o Poor Mom.

from Eaglewhisperer18 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxMBZZRVR8&feature=youtu.be

OUCH!!! Thanks for the link TPA. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 20, 2019, 08:45:48 AM
;) Hi Puff-- if I recall correctly, dad used to love shaping the bowl and sitting in the nest before eggs were laid--so it might not be such odd behavior for a male.

Morning Matisse

We many times watched Dad have the joy of scraping the the bole, and aerating the soft stuff, and even tending to the eggs.  I've noticed now that M doesn't end up there much at all.  She not only doesn't dominate the nest, she stands on the side and watches the action. If Dad was in the way she would convince him to get out of her nest.  Speaking of action, that's where there's another big change.  Dad and Mom 2,3,4 times a day was the norm beginning in mid January.  This year, if we're lucky, it's once a day.  And, it's Mom who is doing the instigating?! 

Earnestly, I hope I'm proven wrong and get sent to the no worry couch.  When I'm not otherwise involved  my time on live stream is about 6A to 10P.  The live stream is my screen saver so I shouldn't miss anything.  I'm lurking even if I'm not posting.

P

Puff, you're not the only one who's had those thoughts.  The only thing that makes me feel DM2 is just a young inexperienced male is the fact that we've always been told that during mating season, a female would never allow another female on her nest, much less parked in her nest cup.  Time will tell I guess...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 20, 2019, 10:01:43 AM
Female eagles are arch rivals during mating season and have been known to run off weaker female eagles (Mom not being weak at all).  I think eagles can distinguish gender when selecting a mate. 

Mom would not allow a female in her territory without a fight which we haven't seen any evidence of.  I'm thinking Mom knows lol.   I'm thinking DM2 spends so much time in the nest bowl to help melt the snow!  (T40, the melter-in-chief cracked me up.)

Mom will lay eggs since the elements mentioned by Amy have been present, but we will have to wait to see if they are fertilized considering some of the less than usual behavior.  I'm thinking yes!

Mystery eagle theatre.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 20, 2019, 10:11:20 AM
 8)  One intrepid lone goose. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Lin-L on February 20, 2019, 10:16:02 AM
Female eagles are arch rivals during mating season and have been known to run off weaker female eagles (Mom not being weak at all).  I think eagles can distinguish gender when selecting a mate. 

Mom would not allow a female in her territory without a fight which we haven't seen any evidence of.  I'm thinking Mom knows lol.   I'm thinking DM2 spends so much time in the nest bowl to help melt the snow!  (T40, the melter-in-chief cracked me up.)

Mom will lay eggs since the elements mentioned by Amy have been present, but we will have to wait to see if they are fertilized considering some of the less than usual behavior.  I'm thinking yes!

Mystery eagle theatre.   ;D ;D

Thank you erock for your very informative post.  One all should read.  Such an exciting time in Decorah!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on February 20, 2019, 10:22:36 AM
erock--"less than usual behavior"???  I think peeps are forgetting that until the last couple of years we haven't had as much off-nest camera viewing.  Back in the early years, nobirdy went on the "where's Waldo" search so we didn't have an opportunity of viewing as much copulation as we do now.
And in my opinion, Mom has been turning into more of a dominatrix than before.  At least she's more "bossy"!  I still think that's why Dad left.  She told him he wasn't necessary, in a hormonal rage, and he said "so long".  Of course, I'm a chauvinist!   :D ;) ;) 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 20, 2019, 10:24:04 AM
Thank you, Lin.  Even with the deep sadness at losing Dad Decorah, this experience provided by RRP has been amazing.  Something new to learn every day. 

The goose finally has company!  It's great that the stream fed ponds at the hatchery don't freeze up in the winter.   8)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 20, 2019, 10:25:55 AM
lol eburg, I know your opinion and I humbly (well, really not humbly being a woman after all)   ;D ;D

I was being PC with the "less than usual behavior"  ;D ;D

You are funny!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 20, 2019, 10:30:01 AM
Female eagles are arch rivals during mating season and have been known to run off weaker female eagles (Mom not being weak at all).  I think eagles can distinguish gender when selecting a mate. 

Mom would not allow a female in her territory without a fight which we haven't seen any evidence of.  I'm thinking Mom knows lol.   I'm thinking DM2 spends so much time in the nest bowl to help melt the snow!  (T40, the melter-in-chief cracked me up.)

Mom will lay eggs since the elements mentioned by Amy have been present, but we will have to wait to see if they are fertilized considering some of the less than usual behavior.  I'm thinking yes!

Mystery eagle theatre.   ;D ;D

That's exactly why I thought DM2 must be just a young fairly inexperienced male.  And since RRP cannot give a definitive answer as to whether Mom being on top would have the same 'effect' that DM2 being on top would, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that either they've had more off-camera activity than we all know of, or gravity has worked in Mom's favor and her being on top still worked! ;D

Good for some laughs this morning - Melter-in-Chief is a great moniker, and love the Mystery Eagle Theatre (and tickets are free!)

Thanks for your info, erock!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2019, 10:31:59 AM
Erock, thanks for the post.  I had wondered if the eagles could distinguish gender when choosing a mate.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 20, 2019, 10:40:13 AM
NW, just in my opinion for sure, but it looked like there could have been a "cloacal kiss" at least two times on the nest, where DM2 moved his tail to one side and Mom's to the other and a movement by both of them.  I'm very hopeful, but I know it's nature and it will be as it is supposed to be. 

It also seemed to me that DM2 may have hurt Mom a little when they first started on the skywalk (perhaps not rounding his talons appropriately).  Who knows?  But after that she seemed to move away when he would fly up to the skywalk.  Perhaps her hormones hadn't fully kicked in yet, but maybe DM2 received the wrong message.  I wish I could think like an eagle! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2019, 10:45:36 AM
NW, just in my opinion for sure, but it looked like there could have been a "cloacal kiss" at least two times on the nest, where DM2 moved his tail to one side and Mom's to the other and a movement by both of them.  I'm very hopeful, but I know it's nature and it will be as it is supposed to be. 

It also seemed to me that DM2 may have hurt Mom a little when they first started on the skywalk (perhaps not rounding his talons appropriately).  Who knows?  But after that she seemed to move away when he would fly up to the skywalk.  Perhaps her hormones hadn't fully kicked in yet, but maybe DM2 received the wrong message.  I wish I could think like an eagle!

Could one of those times happen to have been yesterday, when Mom stay so long on top of him?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 20, 2019, 10:49:50 AM
NW, just in my opinion for sure, but it looked like there could have been a "cloacal kiss" at least two times on the nest, where DM2 moved his tail to one side and Mom's to the other and a movement by both of them.  I'm very hopeful, but I know it's nature and it will be as it is supposed to be. 

It also seemed to me that DM2 may have hurt Mom a little when they first started on the skywalk (perhaps not rounding his talons appropriately).  Who knows?  But after that she seemed to move away when he would fly up to the skywalk.  Perhaps her hormones hadn't fully kicked in yet, but maybe DM2 received the wrong message.  I wish I could think like an eagle!

Could one of those times happen to have been yesterday, when Mom stay so long on top of him?

Thanks, Lisa!  I wasn't able to watch yesterday, but maybe that was another one!  Hoping for eaglets! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 20, 2019, 10:57:17 AM
Could one of those times happen to have been yesterday, when Mom stay so long on top of him?

She DID stay up there quite a while, didn't she?  I wondered what was going on because normally it's a 'quickie' and off again.  DM2 stayed down for a while too, but at least he wasn't face-planted in the snow this time.  Very interesting behavior.  It's been a real learning experience for all of us (RRP and mods included) because we had always been used to Mom and Dad and their predictable behavior. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Shootershelz on February 20, 2019, 11:20:04 AM
Well, it'll certainly be interesting to see what transpires over the next few weeks.  Fingers crossed, and trusting the eagles for sure. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on February 20, 2019, 11:20:58 AM
Chauvinist???  You  eburg?  I didn't know that   ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2019, 11:31:52 AM
Could one of those times happen to have been yesterday, when Mom stay so long on top of him?

She DID stay up there quite a while, didn't she?  I wondered what was going on because normally it's a 'quickie' and off again.  DM2 stayed down for a while too, but at least he wasn't face-planted in the snow this time.  Very interesting behavior.  It's been a real learning experience for all of us (RRP and mods included) because we had always been used to Mom and Dad and their predictable behavior.

Yes, she did, NW.  I noticed too that DM2 stayed down quite a while, as well. 

You are right its been a real learning experience, and I am learning so much!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Puff on February 20, 2019, 11:43:07 AM
Since someone else mentioned this again- I have to relate a talk I had recently. 

I got shanghaied recently at Good Samaritan but ended up late one night talking to my primary doctor.  I told her it would be nice if she could tell me how long I was being held captive.  If too long I said I'd have Ton bring the PC so I could keep up with my eagles.  You know I was totally dragged into a full discussion about our nest.  :P  I mentioned all our changes and questions over the last couple years - even mentioned our disappointment if we found out there was not enough or not appropriate copulation going on.  This is the surprising thing on my part - she had recently read that backward? top/bottom? positioning can still result in transfer through  the cloaca.  I smiled thinking about the leapfrog jumping sperm the male must have.   LOLOLOLOL!  How would someone (a human doctor who treats humans) accidentally come across a description of eagle reproduction.

Interesting chat with her.  Long, too.  Must have finished visits for the day.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 20, 2019, 11:55:17 AM
Since someone else mentioned this again- I have to relate a talk I had recently. 

I got shanghaied recently at Good Samaritan but ended up late one night talking to my primary doctor.  I told her it would be nice if she could tell me how long I was being held captive.  If too long I said I'd have Ton bring the PC so I could keep up with my eagles.  You know I was totally dragged into a full discussion about our nest.  :P  I mentioned all our changes and questions over the last couple years - even mentioned our disappointment if we found out there was not enough or not appropriate copulation going on.  This is the surprising thing on my part - she had recently read that backward? top/bottom? positioning can still result in transfer through  the cloaca.  I smiled thinking about the leapfrog jumping sperm the male must have.   LOLOLOLOL!  How would someone (a human doctor who treats humans) accidentally come across a description of eagle reproduction.

Interesting chat with her.  Long, too.  Must have finished visits for the day.

P

So there IS hope that Mom will have fertilized eggs that way!  And it may work in her favor that DM2 appears to be on the young side - his little guys are still packing a punch I bet! ;) ;D

Thanks for the uplifting news Puff!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 20, 2019, 12:38:49 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7904/32208350897_ca92d5b741_b.jpg)Photo via LisaG
Decorah Eagles Ouch DM2 2/19/19
https://youtu.be/qMxMBZZRVR8 via eaglewhisperer18
Decorah Eagles 2 19 19, 4 40 pm Nestorations, nestovers, Mom gets frisky
https://youtu.be/CwcgMbMuprk via tulsa
Decorah Eagles 2 19 19, 4 15 pm Dual visit, more nest material
https://youtu.be/lkFAsXPC6ec via tulsa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: PeepSpy on February 20, 2019, 01:01:42 PM
Since someone else mentioned this again- I have to relate a talk I had recently. 

I got shanghaied recently at Good Samaritan but ended up late one night talking to my primary doctor.  I told her it would be nice if she could tell me how long I was being held captive.  If too long I said I'd have Ton bring the PC so I could keep up with my eagles.  You know I was totally dragged into a full discussion about our nest.  :P  I mentioned all our changes and questions over the last couple years - even mentioned our disappointment if we found out there was not enough or not appropriate copulation going on.  This is the surprising thing on my part - she had recently read that backward? top/bottom? positioning can still result in transfer through  the cloaca.  I smiled thinking about the leapfrog jumping sperm the male must have.   LOLOLOLOL!  How would someone (a human doctor who treats humans) accidentally come across a description of eagle reproduction.

Interesting chat with her.  Long, too.  Must have finished visits for the day.

P

So there IS hope that Mom will have fertilized eggs that way!  And it may work in her favor that DM2 appears to be on the young side - his little guys are still packing a punch I bet! ;) ;D

Thanks for the uplifting news Puff!

OMG! LOL  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2019, 01:03:27 PM
Thanks for keeping us updated,Lori  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 20, 2019, 01:10:53 PM
Thanks for keeping us updated,Lori  :D

Love to do it Lisa!  Thank you to RRP, camera ops, various people who record videos and take screenshots and post on a daily basis to keep us all updated!  8) Appreciate all of you!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 20, 2019, 01:45:16 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: eaglesrock29 on February 20, 2019, 01:46:02 PM
 :)  Hard to see that it's a squirrel in the capture, but it is!  LOL

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: NWargo01 on February 20, 2019, 01:48:12 PM
;D

Nice s-caps Matisse!  I see it's snowing again there - surprise, surprise. :( :P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 20, 2019, 01:49:59 PM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: Matisse1 on February 20, 2019, 01:57:15 PM
 :o he was watching someone out there --wonder if our D27 is in the area ::)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: TPABay111 on February 20, 2019, 02:00:19 PM
Lori - I posted that link for the Ouch DM2 video by EagleWhisperer18 last night on prior pg.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2019, 02:02:56 PM
Wonderful pics, Matisse  :)

Erock - that squirrel looked huge!

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