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Title: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on January 01, 2020, 12:07:34 AM
Happy 2020 to all!

KRD - thanks so much for chronicling the last day of the decade at DNN!

https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/12/31/whatta-year-a-tale-of-two-nests/
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Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 01, 2020, 07:47:27 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: shep on January 02, 2020, 10:25:33 AM
January 2, 2020
Beautiful eagle
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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 02, 2020, 07:58:53 PM
January 2, 2020

It started before the sun came up. But the sunrise was very pretty.

We had a Red Tailed Hawk come to rest on the Pasture Branch.

It was a very entertaining day today watching them.

Mrs brought 9 sticks, Mr brought 6...

Mrs brought 1 hay,  Mr brought 2 hay..

Mr and Mrs both brought a stick in their beak

Mr brought one in with one talon

One of them I didn't realize Mr could do it but he did..they both moved it together.

I watched as Mrs hung from a branch on the stream tree as she broke it off, flew to the right of the nest and had to rest a moment, at that point. It either got lodged or she lost it but decided to break another and brought it in.

As the Camera Operator was following Mrs with the stick Mr flew in with hay.

I really enjoy watching these two in their daily life, this truly is an amazing nest.  You can't see the work that goes into collecting the sticks and the process at other nests.

They fly into them to snap them off, they hang from them and flap until it breaks, or they find a good one and bounce on it until it lets go, it really is amazing to see.

I hope I haven't bored you.  I have some good shots to share.

the


 
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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 02, 2020, 08:02:25 PM
January 2, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 02, 2020, 08:10:00 PM
January 2, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 02, 2020, 08:12:20 PM
January 2, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 02, 2020, 08:17:28 PM
January 2, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 02, 2020, 08:19:51 PM
January 2, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 02, 2020, 08:25:15 PM
January 2, 2020

They are both on the Love tree tonight in their designated spots, at around 8 pm nest time tonight Mrs was awakened to the hoot of a GHO.
Seems it is very vocal tonight. Maybe calling for a mate.

Have a good Night All hope you enjoyed todays pics.

KRD
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on January 02, 2020, 08:34:10 PM
KRD - thanks so very much for your amazing photos & descriptions of DNN Eagles daily feats & tallying the numerous visitors the Norths encounter! I'm amazed that Mr. North brought in that very long stick to the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: BrokenLug on January 03, 2020, 12:17:02 AM
January 2, 2020

I hope I haven't bored you.  I have some good shots to share.

KRD
Never ever bored by your great synopsis of the day in the life of the 'Norths'.   :)

Your pics and captions are a priceless chronical of this pair.

We're watching.  8)
 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2020, 05:41:27 AM
Great pics, KRD, thanks!
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Post by: Puff on January 03, 2020, 06:53:44 AM
Fine presentation KRD.  Pics and narration just about covered it all as though we were watching.  Thanks!

P
 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: shep on January 03, 2020, 04:01:29 PM
January 3, 2020
7 am  DNN mating
missed the photo op
Both worked on nest for quite awhile

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 03, 2020, 07:10:08 PM
January 3, 2020

The day started with early morning copulation.

One corn stalk each.

A little nestoration chores and a visit or two.

compared to yesterday it was quiet today lol.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 03, 2020, 07:11:54 PM
January 3, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: oldguy on January 04, 2020, 12:52:55 PM
Happy New Year to all here in the Decoah North Nest Forum...  Amy has created the 2020 forums, so here are the bookmarks for them - just copy and past over your existing bookmarks.  This bookmark will always take you to the place where you finished reading on last visit.

Cheers 2020 - https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2627.new.html#new

Beak Room 2020  -  https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2626.new.html#new

Decorah Eagles 2020  -  https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2624.new.html#new

Decorah North Nest 2020  -   https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2625.new.html#new

Have a great year everyone.

For those that have not been to the Beak Room in the last 2 days...  Sad news from Germany...   MPMom got an email from Kevin, son of Eagle-Duck (Horst)...   Horst passed away on Dec 31.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Arcadia on January 05, 2020, 09:22:50 AM
January 2, 2020

It started before the sun came up. But the sunrise was very pretty.

We had a Red Tailed Hawk come to rest on the Pasture Branch.

It was a very entertaining day today watching them.

Mrs brought 9 sticks, Mr brought 6...

Mrs brought 1 hay,  Mr brought 2 hay..

Mr and Mrs both brought a stick in their beak

Mr brought one in with one talon

One of them I didn't realize Mr could do it but he did..they both moved it together.

I watched as Mrs hung from a branch on the stream tree as she broke it off, flew to the right of the nest and had to rest a moment, at that point. It either got lodged or she lost it but decided to break another and brought it in.

As the Camera Operator was following Mrs with the stick Mr flew in with hay.

I really enjoy watching these two in their daily life, this truly is an amazing nest.  You can't see the work that goes into collecting the sticks and the process at other nests.

They fly into them to snap them off, they hang from them and flap until it breaks, or they find a good one and bounce on it until it lets go, it really is amazing to see.

I hope I haven't bored you.  I have some good shots to share.

the
Thank you, KR! I enjoyed reading your descriptions!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: shep on January 05, 2020, 02:19:43 PM
Jan 5, 2020
I thought Lady North would lay her egg today.
I cant remember the month they usually start.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on January 05, 2020, 04:55:17 PM
Jan 5, 2020
I thought Lady North would lay her egg today.
I cant remember the month they usually start.

shep -- the first egg was laid last year on Feb. 21.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 05, 2020, 09:23:49 PM
January 5, 2020

I really Love these two.

Mrs was the first one in and she brought a rabbit, she ate quite a bit before Mr showed up.  Mr played it pretty cool for awhile then took a chance at the nestovers, but Mrs said no way and squeed quite loudly at him.

She then decided she could not trust him so decided to move it to the edge while he did some fluffing.

She guarded it with one eye while watching Mr with the other.  Unfortunately for her she brought it back to the bole area close to Mr.  He kept eyeing it ever so sneakily and Mrs didn't seem to notice....Until lol

Mr was so slick at getting close to that rabbit it was funny, he finally got his foot on it and when Mrs disagreed with a squee he hid it under him and did a nice mantle before taking it to the Love tree to enjoy.
I took many shot in sequence so you can see, maybe someone got a video.


Have you ever noticed when Mr is in the nest and there is a lot of fluff he checks to see just how soft it is by footing it, if he doesn't think it is soft enough he will fluff up some more then check it to see if feels right while laying on it.

Today we had 1 stick,1 stalk, 2 hay, both checked the bole and both Mr and Mrs did some digging to make it deeper.



 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 05, 2020, 09:25:50 PM
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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 05, 2020, 09:27:51 PM
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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 05, 2020, 09:30:36 PM
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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 05, 2020, 09:34:26 PM
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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 05, 2020, 09:38:30 PM
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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 05, 2020, 09:45:49 PM
January 5, 2020

I have added 2 views of the nest. please take note of the dates, the first is from today and the second is right after the Hoomans Built it.

Have a Good Night Everybirdie
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 06, 2020, 05:19:41 AM
Great pics, KRD!

Nice nest comparison. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 06, 2020, 07:41:43 PM
January 6, 2020

Mr with grasses, Mrs with a husk, Mr brought 2 sticks, Mrs brought 3.

Mr did some bole digging.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 06, 2020, 07:45:39 PM
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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 06, 2020, 07:49:12 PM
January 6, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 06, 2020, 07:51:25 PM
January 6, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 06, 2020, 07:54:09 PM
January 6, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 06, 2020, 07:59:49 PM
January 6, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2020, 05:14:43 AM
Wonderful pics, KRD  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 07, 2020, 12:09:06 PM
January 7, 2020

I was checking it out this am and yup still a Heart there.  LOL

       

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 07, 2020, 12:10:38 PM
January 7, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 07, 2020, 12:12:15 PM
January 7, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2020, 02:15:19 PM
Thanks for the pics, KRD!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 08, 2020, 05:51:59 PM
January 8, 2020

Not much going on today needed to conserve energy.

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 08, 2020, 05:53:43 PM
January 8, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 08, 2020, 05:54:37 PM
January 8, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: shep on January 09, 2020, 02:16:21 PM
January 9, 2020  2 pm
Looks like a juvie eagle - perhaps age 3
I wonder if its offspring of one of our nestcams

The adult returned making vocals not welcoming
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 09, 2020, 04:29:48 PM
Great pics, shep and KRD!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on January 10, 2020, 10:09:55 AM
Around lunchtime on Thursday, JAN 9, DNF brought furry, gray prey to the nest. I'm guessing opossum from the bare tail and clawed foot -- see photo. Can someone confirm or correct my guess?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: mrsfalcon on January 10, 2020, 11:27:33 AM
I think that might be a muskrat based on the paw! It isn't quite right for an opossum - the claws are a little long and the toes are very long and slender. The fur color is also more 'muskratty', although the tail is shorter than I would expect. Thanks for the awesome cap!

Amy
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on January 10, 2020, 04:24:25 PM
Thanks Amy for the probable correct identification of prey as muskrat. I should have labeled the tail and clawed feet in the photo.

Where I live, not real close to running water, I don't see muskrats. But I do see possums in my backyard. They are usually lighter gray. I'll Google muskrat to see the differences.

Love the "north" eagles, and the great work of the camera operators. It has been so interesting to watch the non-nesting time when there's less aggressive behavior about defending territory.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on January 10, 2020, 05:40:09 PM
KRD - I check in from time to time and want to thank you for your wonderful screen shots and comments about this beautiful pair and their amazing nest.  Hoping for a great season for them.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 10, 2020, 06:37:36 PM
January 10, 2020

A few sticks and some nest chores this morning.

This evening we had an adult intruder that tried to knock Mrs off the Love Tree, Mr chased it away.  You are a good Protector Mr.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 10, 2020, 06:39:59 PM
January 10, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 10, 2020, 06:42:17 PM
January 10, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 10, 2020, 06:50:16 PM
January 10, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on January 10, 2020, 06:52:18 PM
imo, mr sitting on love branch, strange female flies in, with dnf in chase. mr not happy, moves to another tree. dnf flies towards strange female, trying to knock her off the love branch. dnf comes back again landing on branch above and in front of strange female. strange female flies off towards creek.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 10, 2020, 06:57:21 PM
January 10, 2020

Mr took care of things.. they flew off I think to the stream tree. Later there was a lot of chatter, they may have returned to the Love Tree it is a full moon tonight they can see to fly. Something was definitely around whether Eagle or Owl it made the Norths very vocal.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 10, 2020, 07:00:33 PM
KRD - I check in from time to time and want to thank you for your wonderful screen shots and comments about this beautiful pair and their amazing nest.  Hoping for a great season for them.

Your Very Welcome..glad you like it
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on January 10, 2020, 07:08:15 PM
Mr took care of things.. they flew off I think to the stream tree. Later there was a lot of chatter, they may have returned to the Love Tree it is a full moon tonight they can see to fly. Something was definitely around whether Eagle or Owl it made the Norths very vocal.
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when i was scap'ing, there were three adult eagles in the love tree.....no owl.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2020, 06:00:32 AM
Great pics, KRD and thanks for the info about what was happening.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on January 12, 2020, 11:42:44 AM
sub adult visitor
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 12, 2020, 11:51:06 AM
sub adult visitor

Wonderful pics, monarch :)

I wonder what Mr. N & DNF will think of the SA re-arranging some sticks. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on January 12, 2020, 11:53:45 AM
sub adult visitor

Wonderful pics, monarch :)

I wonder what Mr. N & DNF will think of the SA re-arranging some sticks.

thanks! he/she's a beauty, but i wondered the same thing. cute how he/she was playing with the corn husk.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: shep on January 12, 2020, 12:06:25 PM
DISGO pays a visit
January 12 near noon Disgo, a beautiful subadult eagle visited and promptly began fixing the nest - Disgo here - and Disgo there.
I'd guess him a 3 year old.

What will the nest owners think?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 12, 2020, 12:54:31 PM
DISGO pays a visit
January 12 near noon Disgo, a beautiful subadult eagle visited and promptly began fixing the nest - Disgo here - and Disgo there.
I'd guess him a 3 year old.

What will the nest owners think?

shep, love the name  ;D  Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 12, 2020, 05:27:00 PM
DISGO pays a visit
January 12 near noon Disgo, a beautiful subadult eagle visited and promptly began fixing the nest - Disgo here - and Disgo there.
I'd guess him a 3 year old.

What will the nest owners think?

Oh my Shep, That was a good one thanks for the laugh. ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: BrokenLug on January 12, 2020, 06:08:06 PM
DISGO, Good one Shep  :)  ;D  ;)  :D   ...
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 12, 2020, 07:07:25 PM
DNN beautiful visitor... playing in nest with cornhusks  8) ❤️
(https://i.gyazo.com/19fd8379d9bbf8b3781c6f72dc6577be.gif)
(https://i.gyazo.com/d6f88c5909399068ae6f88de12ef5894.gif)
Decorah North : Sub-Adult visit the nest , Mr North check the nest and DNF brought food
https://youtu.be/3BMoSiDw38w VIA LIZZY G EAGLESPIRIT
01 12 2020
Sub-Adult visit the nest , Mr North check the nest and DNF brought food
11:29am CT Sub-Adult land at the nest. playing with nesting and moving things around
11:45am CT SA take off
12:16om CT Mr North arrived checking things out
12:25pm CT Mr North takes off
1:14pm CT DNF with  food (fore limb of some prey)
1:28pm CT DNF takes off
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on January 12, 2020, 07:22:07 PM
DNN beautiful visitor... playing in nest with cornhusks  8) ❤️
(https://i.gyazo.com/19fd8379d9bbf8b3781c6f72dc6577be.gif)
(https://i.gyazo.com/d6f88c5909399068ae6f88de12ef5894.gif)
Decorah North : Sub-Adult visit the nest , Mr North check the nest and DNF brought food
https://youtu.be/3BMoSiDw38w VIA LIZZY G EAGLESPIRIT
01 12 2020
Sub-Adult visit the nest , Mr North check the nest and DNF brought food
11:29am CT Sub-Adult land at the nest. playing with nesting and moving things around
11:45am CT SA take off
12:16om CT Mr North arrived checking things out
12:25pm CT Mr North takes off
1:14pm CT DNF with  food (fore limb of some prey)
1:28pm CT DNF takes off

love your gifs lori as always!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on January 12, 2020, 07:54:55 PM
Great RRP post from this afternoon - https://www.facebook.com/RaptorResourceProject/

Baldi-locks ... at the North Nest
by Sherri Elliott

A lovely visitor today reminded me of the classic fairytale. No testing beds or tasting porridge, but this beauty was inquisitive, playful, resourceful, and showed nestoration skills while keeping an eye out for the rightful owners. I'm guessing it is almost 4 years old. It had a beautiful eye mask, darker beak, salt and pepper head feathers and a gorgeous display of mottling in tail and vent feathers. He/She displayed talent and technique moving large sticks, pulling at bedding fluff, pouncing on sticks and cornstalks, and generally rearranging all the furniture before perching on the Ladder Branch for portrait shots during its 15-minute stay. A joyful visit for watchers of the Raptor Resource Project Decorah North Nest! <3

Thanks to eaglewhisperer18 for capturing this video.
https://youtu.be/a-ckkefGkwk

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on January 12, 2020, 08:12:45 PM
DISGO pays a visit
January 12 near noon Disgo, a beautiful subadult eagle visited and promptly began fixing the nest - Disgo here - and Disgo there.
I'd guess him a 3 year old.

What will the nest owners think?

What is DISGO?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on January 13, 2020, 08:45:00 AM
Monday morning snow nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 13, 2020, 09:09:31 AM
Busy Norths
(https://i.gyazo.com/e10c8f042ef11f737d3fe9af1743b6fb.gif)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on January 13, 2020, 09:13:28 AM
Busy Norths


Nice!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 13, 2020, 04:20:00 PM
Press Room
Audubon: Congress Must Pass New Bird Protection Bill

Our bird emergency requires urgent action.

Click on Audubon's link below and then click the "Take Action" box.
https://www.audubon.org/news/audubon-congress-must-pass-new-bird-protection-bill

"16TH CONGRESS 2ND SESSION H.R. 5552 - To  amend  the  Migratory  Bird  Treaty  Act  to  affirm  that  the  Migratory  Bird  Treaty  Act's  prohibition  on  the  unauthorized  take  or  killing  of  migratory  birds  includes  incidental  take  by  commercial  activities,  and  to  direct  the  United  States  Fish  and  Wildlife  Service  to  regulate  such  incidental take, and for other purposes."

https://lowenthal.house.gov/sites/lowenthal.house.gov/files/Migratory_Birds_1-8-2020.pdf

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Puff on January 15, 2020, 08:54:09 AM


                                                 AFTER THE FLEDGE 2020

Back by popular demand . . .These are the arrangements we have on hold for the 2020 season of ATF.   As indicated, the main festivities are being held for Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, July 19.  If you are interested and want to hold a room, please contact me.  You will have to reserve your space with a credit card.  No charges are made until July.  Just as before there is no cancellation fee if cancelled within the time each hotel will specify;  it does vary from property to property.  You know you can always contact me, also, if you have any questions regarding the hotels or other dates.  Taxes are not included and will be additional.  More ATF arrangements will be forthcoming later from others as available.       

Country Inn & Suites    (6 rms)                 July 16               $108
                                                              July 17               $155
                                                              July 18               $182

Fairfield Marriott    (10 rms)                     July 16 - 18        $159

Hotel Winneshiek    (6 rms)                       July 16               $119
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Quality only does differentiate price vs. bed.

Rooms do have a free cancellation if done within a cancellation period.
To hold a reservation:  Your name, address, phone number, credit card information.  Booked through me only.  If security issues concern you, you can send your cc number to me broken into two separate emails.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 15, 2020, 09:03:02 AM
DISGO pays a visit
January 12 near noon Disgo, a beautiful subadult eagle visited and promptly began fixing the nest - Disgo here - and Disgo there.
I'd guess him a 3 year old.

What will the nest owners think?


Ginger...this go here this go there....Disgo here Disco there...so she named it Disgo..a play on words.

What is DISGO?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on January 15, 2020, 09:06:04 AM
DISGO pays a visit
January 12 near noon Disgo, a beautiful subadult eagle visited and promptly began fixing the nest - Disgo here - and Disgo there.
I'd guess him a 3 year old.

What will the nest owners think?


Ginger...this go here this go there....Disgo here Disco there...so she named it Disgo..a play on words.

What is DISGO?

Thanks for replying, KRD.  I guess I didn't read it carefully enough.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 16, 2020, 11:28:17 AM
Decorah Norths, lil chit chat after "bonding" this morning!  ❤️
(https://i.gyazo.com/0bbbd344afbf23016b3942d0a18f6ff6.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 17, 2020, 07:40:42 AM
January 17 2020
Expecting snow today..
Red Sky in Morning Sailor Heed Warning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on January 17, 2020, 05:33:53 PM
https://www.facebook.com/RaptorResourceProject/posts/2680935355276400

"Ice Scream for Brekkie ... well, a Fishsicle actually!
by Sherri Elliott.

Mr North comes in about 10am with a frozen fish in what appeared to be an aerial exercise in keep away, as a Juvie or very dark immature eagle whizzed past with the Decorah North Female (DNF) hot on its tail in a chase.

In the 2nd photo you can see that DNF appears to be in the top position but is actually locked-in like a heat-seeking missile right behind in pursuit of the Juvie. We always say that young raptors continue to learn lessons from other raptors in 'outdoor school' after their fledge from a home nest, and this is another fine example of the arsenal of flight maneuvers raptors skillfully employ to defend turf and provisions as we get closer to egg-laying time.

Kudos to our Decorah North Nest camera operators for capturing the air show! If there is film uploaded by one of our videomakers, Amy will include it in the next Nestflix roundup. Otherwise you can use the rewind feature on our live cam to hover over the red line on live feed to activate and scroll back to appx 10:00am CT this morning."

Thanks to Lizzy G Eaglespirit for capturing the video! Decorah North Mr North, the fish, DNF and chase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUpPgxAYhtk

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 20, 2020, 03:26:13 PM
January 20, 2020

Mr came in with a squirrel Mrs tried to get it Mr did a very nice mantle and then flew to the Love Tree to eat it.

Mrs was Squeeing the entire time finally Mr flew in with what was left and gave it to Mrs....what a Wonderful Eagle he is. ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 20, 2020, 03:28:02 PM
January 20,2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 20, 2020, 03:30:05 PM
January 20, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 20, 2020, 04:53:37 PM
These are great KRD!!! 8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 20, 2020, 04:55:49 PM
January 20, 2020

Wonderful pics, KRD!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 20, 2020, 05:08:56 PM
Thank You Ladies glad you like them
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on January 20, 2020, 07:29:15 PM
Wonderful photo album for today, KR!

I remember late last January & into February when she'd bring her own squirrels to the nest & eat them by the ladder branch.  The very few leftovers seemed to be enjoyed by the woodpeckers the next day.  She was probably reminding Mr. that her favorite meal is squirrel & why did he think it was for him?   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 21, 2020, 08:09:48 AM
Tuesday morning snapshots  8)
Decorah
(https://snapshots-production.explore.org/stream-production-216/20200121T135835_5945502.ts.jpg)
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DNN
(https://a.disquscdn.com/get?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiles.explore.org%2Fsn%2F2020%2F1%2F21%2F20200121T132003_4271367.ts.jpg&key=nfw7r4GOovJxeW-w7eOH9w&w=400&h)

FLYWAY
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 21, 2020, 02:49:05 PM
Decorah North today ❤️
Beautiful visitor
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DNF & Mr. North
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Decorah Dad in bowl lol
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Cows single file!!!
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Decorah Eagles North Woodpecker visit 01-21-2020
https://youtu.be/zfJAWvZjZJc via blossem holland
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2020, 02:54:05 PM
Lori, these are great!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on January 21, 2020, 04:35:45 PM
Two screen shots of the red bellied woodpecker that I found on video rewind today to about 10 AM.
You can tell he's a he because his whole head is red from bill back over the top to nape of neck.
AND, the reddish belly feathers are visible in one picture; hence the name.
My favorite woodpecker species, fairly common where I live.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2020, 04:46:14 PM
Two screen shots of the red bellied woodpecker that I found on video rewind today to about 10 AM.
You can tell he's a he because his whole head is red from bill back over the top to nape of neck.
AND, the reddish belly feathers are visible in one picture; hence the name.
My favorite woodpecker species, fairly common where I live.

Great pics, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: shep on January 22, 2020, 07:41:34 AM
BEAUTY in the SNOW
Jan 22, 2020
7.30 am

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 22, 2020, 09:42:27 AM
Visitor a few minutes ago DNN

Woody shakin' the boot scoot boogie
(https://i.gyazo.com/3bd18d3f74a0100475eb1d9f851f73a7.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 22, 2020, 11:05:56 AM
Great pics - shep and Lori  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 22, 2020, 12:07:43 PM
DNF in with some fresh nesting material about 30 minutes ago on rewind.  :)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49425464696_233de85a5e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 23, 2020, 08:29:36 AM
Norths busy busy this morning!  ❤️
(https://a.disquscdn.com/get?url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.gyazo.com%2F60d41573e0f0ee4436df6fc34b8f5f49.gif&key=MCk01yxogJo47Wt5M6tb_w&w=480&h=237)
Mr North trying to fit in bowl
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 23, 2020, 09:57:48 AM
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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 23, 2020, 09:59:25 AM
January 23, 2020

Mrs is gaining her water weight for the egg development looking good too
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2020, 10:08:52 AM
Great pics, KRD  :)

Great gifs, Lori  8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 23, 2020, 03:49:03 PM
January 23, 2020

Afternoon visit
and early evening visits

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 24, 2020, 08:56:11 AM
DNN little nest work and "discussions" ❤️
(https://i.gyazo.com/0e20141acd0b7fab211fe23a888f781a.gif)
(https://i.gyazo.com/d7eef969853c600e4d25c8ea3a4a8cc5.gif)


Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2020, 09:15:42 AM
Great gifs and pics - Lori and KRD!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 24, 2020, 05:29:33 PM
January 24, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 24, 2020, 05:32:04 PM
January 24, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 24, 2020, 05:35:18 PM
January 24, 2020

They went to the Love Tree and copulated, not sure the first time worked, Mrs did some complaining they went to their designated spots then Mr came back to try again.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 24, 2020, 05:37:34 PM
January 24, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 24, 2020, 05:39:14 PM
This started on page 7

January 24, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2020, 05:45:31 PM
Great pics KRD....love your explanation on the copulation  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 25, 2020, 07:25:08 AM
Good morning!

(https://i.gyazo.com/50114509b20819b5a38beb3073cf34d2.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2020, 07:53:23 AM
Good morning!

(https://i.gyazo.com/50114509b20819b5a38beb3073cf34d2.gif)

Great gif, Lori  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 25, 2020, 08:44:06 AM
Busy Norths this morning  ❤️
(https://i.gyazo.com/b8a7c909b75307c67ee4db12434230a5.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 25, 2020, 02:44:45 PM
DNN beautiful Norths busy today! ❤️

Looking for the perfect spot
(https://i.gyazo.com/be2c3f5b4164857cb485b7105f12f796.gif)
"Beakersons" teamwork lol
(https://i.gyazo.com/4ec61658a2c701ef1eca5ad1d32f5cbd.gif)
Dad taking off slo mo via explore.org
(https://i.gyazo.com/153c827ce969f17863876873a4061871.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2020, 04:24:35 PM
Love that slo-mo, Lori!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on January 25, 2020, 04:57:12 PM
Love Mr. North and his big stick! DNF says, "I'm trying to eat here"
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2020, 05:01:40 PM
Love Mr. North and his big stick! DNF says, "I'm trying to eat here"

LOL, those are great, monarch!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on January 25, 2020, 05:03:36 PM
Love Mr. North and his big stick! DNF says, "I'm trying to eat here"

LOL, those are great, monarch!

thanks! it was pretty funny! mr north is a hoot!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 25, 2020, 05:21:32 PM
Great shots Monarch!!!

Grass delivery... excuse me DNF :)
(https://i.gyazo.com/877549a9f885b742eb65cc0e2076092e.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on January 25, 2020, 08:19:48 PM
Great shots Monarch!!!


as always, love your videos lori, good job!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 26, 2020, 11:17:07 AM
Beautiful Decorah North couple this morning!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Dad incoming stick delivery
(https://i.gyazo.com/fde7fb720e90ea52e77d70e592b6ee83.gif)
Dad picking the perfect spot for his new stick
(https://i.gyazo.com/3e559cfe4b970ba8b6784714d0228bcb.gif)
Dad brings lunch for his sweet DNF
(https://i.gyazo.com/eae5b11c207ad2155efdec7b29cc72ac.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 26, 2020, 01:00:31 PM
Awesome gifs, Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 27, 2020, 06:38:21 AM
Awesome gifs, Lori!

It was an opposum
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 27, 2020, 06:44:26 AM
January 26 2002

There was morning copulation on the love tree.
Both came to the nest for some morning chores.
Mr brought 3 sticks, Mrs brought hay.
Mr brought in an opposum Mrs as usual chased him to the nest for it and of course she got it. Nice Mr.
Mr came back after Mrs left and took some nestovers leaving some for Mrs so not to get a beakful later lol.
They decided to spend the night on one of the stream trees.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 27, 2020, 06:48:27 AM
January 27 2002

Love the eyes in the dark
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 27, 2020, 08:16:57 AM
Norths early start ❤️
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Shimmy Shimmy KO KO POP
(https://i.gyazo.com/f7d976b95331978e96c7f6dde0e4f0cc.gif)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 27, 2020, 08:31:40 AM
Lori - Love the gif of them flying in!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 27, 2020, 07:49:12 PM
Lori - Love the gif of them flying in!

Mr won the race this am
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 27, 2020, 07:53:33 PM
January 27 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 27, 2020, 07:55:25 PM
January 27, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 27, 2020, 07:57:39 PM
January 27,2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 27, 2020, 07:59:25 PM
January 27,2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on January 27, 2020, 10:49:44 PM
KR - fantastic s'caps of the beloved pair and the bonus of the buck & possible mate!  The North territory is so beautiful - no wonder there are frequent visitors there.  It was sweet to see that she's sleeping closer to Mr. tonight.  Hope they have SEDs.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2020, 05:39:18 AM
Great pics, KRD!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2020, 07:32:53 AM
Mr. N & DNF down by the creek this morning then....a lil copulation

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49455007832_200943619a_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49454777261_e3ce479aa9_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49455007562_a1ab26649a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 28, 2020, 08:31:24 AM
Good Morning Norths!  ❤️
(https://i.gyazo.com/ed268bbc61673f14a7714f56aabf5604.gif)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 29, 2020, 05:43:32 PM
January 29, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 29, 2020, 05:49:45 PM
January 29,2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 29, 2020, 05:53:15 PM
January 29 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on January 29, 2020, 05:58:01 PM
January 29,2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on January 29, 2020, 06:06:54 PM
January 29, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 29, 2020, 06:09:58 PM
Great pics, KRD  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2020, 09:12:20 AM
A few pics from Decorah North this morning
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49464629992_5d28b5a39d_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49464405241_321919c221_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49464404936_2df9fe81d5_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49464629267_4f5fa08290_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2020, 12:11:01 PM
DNF does not want to share her food with Mr. N, and moves to the other side of the nest.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49464596563_6e131a6b13_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49465086386_2c204a1efb_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2020, 12:17:42 PM
After their meal....a lil hanky panky  :o
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49464627963_d173cd848f_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49465118076_2391854181_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 30, 2020, 12:21:04 PM
Furs a flying!!!! DNF landing  :D
(https://i.gyazo.com/ab8606b53b21b4e11334e95a8776e52c.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2020, 12:25:57 PM
Furs a flying!!!! DNF landing  :D
(https://i.gyazo.com/ab8606b53b21b4e11334e95a8776e52c.gif)

Love it, Lori...thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on January 30, 2020, 12:57:24 PM
https://www.raptorresource.org/2020/01/29/nestflix-decorah-decorah-north-mississippi-flyway-odds-ends/

"Mr. North and DNF did more than bathe at the stream! As Eaglespirit's video shows, they also bonded. I don't know that we've ever seen this happen on the ground before: https://youtu.be/35_UOG3Ytn8. It happens at 5:46, but if you watch a little before that, you can see that she is displaying receptivity/interest or readiness to bond."
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2020, 07:19:52 PM
Thanks, TPA for the post from RRP.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on January 30, 2020, 08:21:29 PM
The nest is looking better every day after their diligent daily work as a pair on nestorations.  Mating twice today - on ladder branch & at love tree.  8)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41vW34RatPI
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Puff on January 31, 2020, 07:02:43 AM
They got it now for sure Tampa  That was not practice in either cap; they got the technique down good.

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 31, 2020, 07:03:13 AM
Decorah North Dad determined to fit this morning :)
(https://i.gyazo.com/be9be7cc9efb352097be924f84a09cc8.gif)

DNF waiting for breakfast? ;)
(https://i.gyazo.com/95958cbb3569af5bbd64d6887989fb08.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 01, 2020, 08:06:33 AM
Early morning nestorations and stick delivery!
(https://i.gyazo.com/bf183443aad47877256089ccaafc2477.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2020, 08:18:56 AM
Thanks for the gifs, Lori....fantastic!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on February 01, 2020, 11:24:18 AM
DNF brought a log to MrN about an hour ago. It's about 11:30 AM now.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2020, 01:21:41 PM
DNF brought a log to MrN about an hour ago. It's about 11:30 AM now.

 :o  You are not kidding...that is a log!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on February 01, 2020, 03:02:03 PM
Yup, a REALLY big stick.

Rewinding just now to about 1:30 p.m., I found a person facing the creek, along the bank, and plenty of person tracks back and forth on both sides. The camera doesn't stay long on the person.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 01, 2020, 08:14:43 PM
February 1, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on February 01, 2020, 08:16:51 PM
February 1, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on February 01, 2020, 08:18:35 PM
February 1, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on February 01, 2020, 08:20:16 PM
February 1, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on February 01, 2020, 08:23:36 PM
February 1, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2020, 06:32:30 AM
Great set of pics, KRD  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2020, 08:00:03 AM
The North's are busy this morning
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49477760347_2f8ccecd43_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49477056078_d7ce6160c8_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49477540361_6afd80fdda_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on February 02, 2020, 09:42:28 AM
I think this haul tuckered her out a bit.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2020, 11:42:41 AM
Great pic, monarch!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 03, 2020, 07:49:17 AM
I think this haul tuckered her out a bit.  :)

she flew high and wide to bring that one in
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on February 03, 2020, 10:24:07 AM
Is DNF's face from a food encounter yesterday? I didn't get to watch much yesterday, rewound to early am and looked like her face was messy then too, so assuming from yesterday.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: shep on February 03, 2020, 05:04:21 PM
February 3  Eagle is a MESS - been fighting?  or prey?
Thanks cam op!  Great close ups!
Makes me sick to see this - cuz I'm not sure if she's ok


Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2020, 05:34:37 PM
Nice set of pics, shep

Someone on explore.org asked if it was from prey, and one of the mods answered this:

GABear Mod   7 hours ago
Most likely it is. We didn't see whatever it was so she had it off the nest/cam view sometime yesterday.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 03, 2020, 08:08:47 PM
Yup, a REALLY big stick.

Rewinding just now to about 1:30 p.m., I found a person facing the creek, along the bank, and plenty of person tracks back and forth on both sides. The camera doesn't stay long on the person.

because the landowners asked for privacy they are not allowed to watch anyone on the farmers land.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 03, 2020, 08:13:30 PM
February 2 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on February 03, 2020, 08:15:22 PM
February 2 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on February 03, 2020, 08:17:17 PM
February 2 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on February 03, 2020, 08:19:06 PM
February 2 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on February 03, 2020, 08:21:59 PM
February 3 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 03, 2020, 08:25:10 PM
February 3 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 03, 2020, 08:26:55 PM
February 3 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 03, 2020, 08:28:24 PM
February 3 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on February 03, 2020, 09:16:23 PM
Great photo journal, KR!

RRP post:
https://www.facebook.com/RaptorResourceProject/posts/2715109991858936?__tn__=K-R

"Meanwhile, DNF's face looks a little alarming right now. We noticed it on Sunday and we're not sure whether we are seeing dried prey remains - it won't be the first time we've seen an eagle with a dirty face - or an injury. She's still flying, eating normally, and working in the North nest and she can open and use both of her eyes. We will monitor her remotely and develop a recovery plan if it becomes necessary."
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2020, 05:31:57 AM
Thanks for the post, TPA

KRD - wonderful pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: shep on February 04, 2020, 07:39:47 AM
Feb 4
Such a busy pair
Lady's face is still - dirty?

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: shelliott on February 04, 2020, 02:23:35 PM
RRP is continuing to observe DNF and our volunteer camera operators are getting in close whenever possible.  I personally still believe she just has a lot of bloody prey transfer, schmutz and debris on her as seen in the most recent closeup today.  Her eyes look good too!  Her drink at the stream last night has helped to wash some of it away, and a nice bath would help more!  lol  As Amy said, from our observations of her behavior, all is normal, unhindered, unhampered, including mating again this afternoon at the Love Branch.

*ps ... her name is DNF (Decorah North Female) and RRP would like to discourage nicknames like Lady, etc as it only confuses folks.  Thanks!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2020, 03:04:13 PM
Thanks for the update, shelliott  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on February 04, 2020, 03:26:15 PM
Mr was so cute trying to get a piece of cornhusk or something hanging off the lower beak of DNF. They are just so cute!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2020, 03:31:34 PM
Mr was so cute trying to get a piece of cornhusk or something hanging off the lower beak of DNF. They are just so cute!

monarch - Great set of pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on February 04, 2020, 03:40:21 PM
Mr was so cute trying to get a piece of cornhusk or something hanging off the lower beak of DNF. They are just so cute!

monarch - Great set of pics!

thanks, but pics aren't as good as a video would have been. the two had me laughing! dnf kept looking at mr like "what are you doing?"
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 04, 2020, 08:02:07 PM
Mr was so cute trying to get a piece of cornhusk or something hanging off the lower beak of DNF. They are just so cute!

monarch - Great set of pics!

thanks, but pics aren't as good as a video would have been. the two had me laughing! dnf kept looking at mr like "what are you doing?"

I called them kisses lol
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 05, 2020, 09:02:45 AM
DNF's face is looking a lil cleaner today
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49492509311_83ab62de8b_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: shep on February 06, 2020, 12:34:17 PM
What is the honking I hear?
It sounds like a lighhouse foghorn
Its pretty loud
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2020, 02:19:09 PM
Captured these of Mr. North earlier this morning and forgot to post
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49497794583_24da08204b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2020, 05:25:37 PM
A few pics from DNN this evening
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49498931726_de96d85c05_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49498932051_572946598c_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 06, 2020, 08:01:57 PM
February 6, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 06, 2020, 08:03:53 PM
February 6, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 06, 2020, 08:05:28 PM
February 6, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 06, 2020, 08:07:11 PM
February 6, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 06, 2020, 08:08:36 PM
February 6, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2020, 04:49:28 AM
KRD, great pics!
Title: My first attempt at snipping a video
Post by: Beth on February 07, 2020, 11:07:18 AM
Hope this works!  (From this morning 2-7-20)

https://youtu.be/81Wg9-XHezo
Title: Re: My first attempt at snipping a video
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 07, 2020, 11:36:37 AM
Hope this works!  (From this morning 2-7-20)

https://youtu.be/81Wg9-XHezo

Good job Beth!!!
Title: Re: My first attempt at snipping a video
Post by: Beth on February 07, 2020, 11:44:47 AM
Thanks Lori!  I cut it a little short, but at least I know I've got the mechanics right. :D 

Good job Beth!!!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2020, 11:52:22 AM
Great job, Beth!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Beth on February 08, 2020, 06:51:57 PM
Here a clip of today's lunch.  Mr brought it in, but gave it up to DNF. (who has her back to the camera for FIVE minutes... might want to fast forward. :D 

https://youtu.be/SJIDrWLpKs8

And this evening, a little nestoration and a little more...

https://youtu.be/YCQz0NBNo_Y
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 09, 2020, 06:01:27 AM
Good morning Norths
(https://i.gyazo.com/83948cf3f0d0f8f5c0e14ddda44b63dc.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Beth on February 10, 2020, 01:45:13 PM
Just a very quick, midday delivery!   https://youtu.be/hCeUpUTuE6k
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 10, 2020, 02:09:24 PM
Just a very quick, midday delivery!   https://youtu.be/hCeUpUTuE6k

Great video!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 10, 2020, 03:47:58 PM
Just a very quick, midday delivery!   https://youtu.be/hCeUpUTuE6k

Great job Beth!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2020, 12:39:59 PM
Mr. N brought in some nesting material, and a couple close-ups of DNF

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49522259697_063f765c7c_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on February 11, 2020, 05:34:33 PM
This does not look good!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 12, 2020, 12:12:36 PM
Some afternoon pics from DNN

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49526627937_e2f61dec0b_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 12, 2020, 01:16:29 PM
Hello all. New to the forum, but been watching the nest for the past four years. Looks like whatever was around DNF's beak yesterday has cleared up. RRP was pretty confident it was leftover lunch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 12, 2020, 02:02:41 PM
A few more afternoon pics from DNN...love the different shades of brown in DNF's feathers.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49527067212_d6297faf8b_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 12, 2020, 04:10:13 PM
A lil afternoon lovin'
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on February 12, 2020, 04:27:21 PM
Has someone identified the bird that got brought to the nest, then escaped, then became lunch for DNF?  I'm guessing that it was the same prey.  Lots of gray and white feathers but way too big for a dove, and I don't think the beak was right for a pigeon. Guinea hen maybe? The JPG has pheasant in the name, but it would have been browner, wouldn't it?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 14, 2020, 07:01:56 AM
Happy Valentine's Day to all. It never ceases to amaze me how these magnificent birds can stay warm when you see a -17 temperature posted. Thought I would share a screen shot from warmer times. The family last year  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 15, 2020, 08:10:18 AM
DNN this morning

Beautiful DNF
(https://i.gyazo.com/f4b60b5fec47cdcfdc47fabcf68ad6b0.gif)

DNF this morning... "last minute details" :)
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Decorah North Dad
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2020, 03:08:39 PM
Lori, great gifs from this morning.  :)

A few afternoon pics from DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on February 16, 2020, 11:28:38 AM
From FEB 15, I think around noon, DNF cast a pellet. This photo is right before she coughed up a pellet the size of a baseball.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2020, 01:58:01 PM
From FEB 15, I think around noon, DNF cast a pellet. This photo is right before she coughed up a pellet the size of a baseball.

Great screen shot, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2020, 08:52:02 AM
Sweet DNF and Mr. North, DNF brought herself in a frozen fish, and Mr. North makes quite an entrance this morning with a stick(a lil blurry).
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49548204262_3706a043f7_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on February 17, 2020, 12:16:42 PM
Wonderful pics of the powerful Norths!

From RRP -

"Did You See? It's Eggs-tra Lovey Dovey at the North Nest!
by Sherri Elliott

Activity is ramping up with both Mr. North and DNF making multiple trips in daily with very long branches, wonky sticks, bedding, leaves, and fluffy grasses and today DNF brought in a rabbit leg and waited for a bit then left it on the mattress as she flew away. Was that a gift for Mr. North? He found it within minutes and took it away to eat having a picnic in the treetop perch to the right, and then picked up a bit of grass from that branch and carried it back to the nest.

They have been copulating regularly ... 2 times yesterday and 3 today. And tonight for the last nest check of the night, Mr. North did a test run of the egg cup and used his powerful legs to paddle scrape more of a hollow while bowl-dozing out some surplus fluff. Then, as they got all kissy-face tonight I'm sure I heard Mr. North say ..."Darling are you sure I can't lay the eggs for you?""

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on February 17, 2020, 12:19:12 PM
And, more great links from RRP:  https://www.facebook.com/RaptorResourceProject/posts/2743506955685906?__tn__=K-R

Decorah North Eagles

February 16, 2020: Busy Mr North - https://youtu.be/jmtakp_l6a0. Mr. North's work is never done! I especially loved the view of nest starting at 2:26 - I would dearly love to know how much it weighs right now! - and the background lows of cattle and chirps of small birds. Mr. North brings a huge stick into the nest and wrestles it into place before settling down to work on the nest bowl. DNF is perched nearby. We get a very cool fly-out/flyby of Mr. North at 4:58 and close-ups of DNF starting at 5:10. Mr. North flies back into the nest and DNF joins him. Look for an especially cute moment at 7:12'ish as DNF goes head to head and shoulder to shoulder with him in what looks like a tender moment. After some fly ins and fly outs, Mr. North finds the rabbit nestovers at 11:16 and flies out to eat them.

February 16, 2020: Three copulations - https://youtu.be/oPjM3bnvyO0. I believe Lizzy titled this 'Two copulations' at first, but the eagles surprised us with a third! Watch DNF in the second of the three, at about 30 seconds. Stalmaster wrote about female eagles soliciting copulation. Mom and DNF are both interested in bonding, but they tend to express their interest very differently. Mom Decorah often jumps on DM2, while DNF tends to vocalize and assume a receptive position for Mr. North. I think being able to see this behavior at multiple nests really shows eagles as individuals that have specific likes, tastes, and preferences - even in areas where we wouldn't expect it!

February 15, 2020: DNF Casts a Pellet - https://youtu.be/7yf7cdrPWDU. What happens to indigestible bits like fur and bone? Eagles compress them into a pellet and spit them back up! This video gives us a great look at the process.

February 14, 2020: Valentine's gift from Mr North to DNF (rabbit limb) and Norths vist nest twice - https://youtu.be/5d8WszTLgqI. This video will not be for everyone - we get a pretty good look at Mr. North's Valentine gift! The video opens with a hungry DNF wheedling and softly vocalizing over Mr. North's food gift. While she eats, he works on the nestbowl. As we've seen in Decorah, nestorations here have shifted over to nestbowl building and prep. Mr. North is an excellent eagle-tect, scraping and rolling in the nest and arranging the egg-berm just so as DNF eats. If it doesn't bother you, watch her eat the rabbit in the sixth minute. It's amazing how deftly she can maneuver her large beak and tongue to tear off tiny bits and separate flesh from fur! After eating, she settles down to take a turn on the nestbowl.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 17, 2020, 03:50:55 PM
DNN DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on February 17, 2020, 04:49:29 PM
One of them brought a huge, long clump of grass to the nest about an hour ago, so 3:45 p.m.
Two screen caps, one the fly-in (guessing DNF), the other shows the size of the clump.
Getting that nest ready for eggs!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: BrokenLug on February 17, 2020, 11:13:29 PM
we got mom squatters going on here ..
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 18, 2020, 07:05:42 AM
It's been awhile since I have posted.
I have been very busy and was out of town without my computer but I do appreciate the email I received.


Busy Busy getting ready for eggs.

These are from yesterday  Enjoy!!

February 17,2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 18, 2020, 07:08:18 AM
February 17,2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 18, 2020, 07:11:30 AM
February 17, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on February 18, 2020, 07:14:18 AM
February 17, 2020

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Post by: KRDerenzo on February 18, 2020, 07:17:01 AM
February 17, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 18, 2020, 07:20:15 AM
February 17, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 18, 2020, 07:22:52 AM
February 17, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on February 18, 2020, 07:26:11 AM
February 17, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Puff on February 18, 2020, 07:53:20 AM
Adored Sherri Elliott's description of North Nest.  Said the pair were working on the mattress base and the new fluffy stuff for the bedding.  Great with setting up a picture.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2020, 08:04:50 AM
A few pics from DNN this morning

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49552006873_f0865019c1_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2020, 08:05:31 AM
February 17, 2020

Great set of pics, KRD!

Welcome back  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 18, 2020, 09:28:26 AM
DNN this morning...
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DNF spending more time in the nest
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2020, 12:37:22 PM
Some afternoon pics from DNN....Mr. North brings in a fish for DNF

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 19, 2020, 07:30:53 AM
DNF has been settled on nest for the past 45 minutes. Could today be the day for our first egglet?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2020, 08:11:29 AM
Morning pics from DNN of sweet DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: shep on February 19, 2020, 08:20:37 AM
Feb 19
Lady North test-flying the nest
And our Lady isnt in a good mood
Scrapped with the Mr

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2020, 01:30:14 PM
A few pics from DNN today. 

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: horseylvr on February 19, 2020, 08:24:31 PM
Did anybody just see DNF get knocked off her branch by an owl(I think)?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 19, 2020, 08:25:21 PM
Did anybody just see DNF get knocked off her branch by an owl(I think)?

On explore.org they said it was Mr. North.  Hope he's ok.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 19, 2020, 08:29:23 PM
He was hit pretty hard, we probably won't know until morning how he is doing  :(
Decorah North Owl knocked Mr North
https://youtu.be/oOYVluusSrw via lizzy g eaglespirit

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 19, 2020, 08:33:55 PM
Mr. North seems fine... he is on nest and DNF is in tree on branch. Hope the owl does not return.

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Appears to be feather damage... we'll find out more in the morning.  :-\
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: charsbird on February 19, 2020, 09:08:26 PM
yes I saw it  Very scarey
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TCRaptorLover on February 19, 2020, 09:10:23 PM
I saw it too...it was quite a hit. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on February 19, 2020, 09:30:39 PM
I saw it too...it was quite a hit.
i was watching live, he was hit pretty hard imo. hope he is OK!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on February 19, 2020, 09:45:06 PM

looks like all is quiet for now, annoying owls!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 20, 2020, 07:26:34 AM
Both resting this morning... long night for them and all is well :)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 21, 2020, 07:49:12 AM
DNN Beautiful DNF in morning sun ❤️
(https://i.gyazo.com/9675cb25cbf25b3c4fa26cdcd8966e03.gif)

Excuse me, can you move over so I can lay an egg?
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: shep on February 21, 2020, 03:47:29 PM
Lady North laid an EGG
Feb 21
3.45 pm - TIME SEEN for sure
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on February 21, 2020, 03:50:53 PM
DNF swallowed a squirrel and then popped out an egg!

Congrats DNF and Mr North!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 21, 2020, 04:04:17 PM
Congrats to Mr. North and DNF!!! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Beth on February 22, 2020, 06:55:26 AM
Changing of the guard this morning... about 6:30am

https://youtu.be/FNP3U2_q6bU
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 22, 2020, 07:01:43 AM
Mr. North rolls his egg and enjoys his egg sitting time, and DNF takes a much deserved break.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49569040461_330ecb72e7_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 22, 2020, 08:33:57 AM
DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 22, 2020, 08:53:22 AM
Great gifs, Lori  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2020, 10:58:46 AM
Breakfish for DNF and a peek at the egg

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Puff on February 23, 2020, 02:28:54 PM
I'm replacing the original posting that got cleared off when Amy did her update.

                                     AFTER THE FLEDGE 2020

Back by popular demand . . .These are the arrangements we have on hold for the 2020 season of ATF.   As indicated, the main festivities are being held for Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, July 19.  If you are interested and want to hold a room, please contact me.  You will have to reserve your space with a credit card.  No charges are made until July.  Just as before there is no cancellation fee if cancelled within the time each hotel will specify;  it does vary from property to property.  You know you can always contact me, also, if you have any questions regarding the hotels or other dates.  Taxes are not included and will be additional.  More ATF arrangements will be forthcoming later from others as available.       

Country Inn & Suites    (6 rms)                 July 16               $108
                                                              July 17               $155
                                                              July 18               $182

Fairfield Marriott    (10 rms)                     July 16 - 18        $159

Hotel Winneshiek    (6 rms)                       July 16               $119
                                                                July 17 & 18      $159

Quality Inn & Suites   (10 rms)                 July 16 - 18        $164      K
                                                             July 16 - 18         $154      2 Q

Super 8 Decorah    (12 rms)                      July 16 - 18         $129

All properties have some king bed rooms and some two queen bed rooms, priced at the same price.  There is an allotted number of rooms at each property.
Quality only does differentiate price vs. bed.

Rooms do have a free cancellation if done within a cancellation period.
To hold a reservation:  Your name, address, phone number, credit card information.  Booked through me only.  If security issues concern you, you can send your cc number to me broken into two separate emails.

Puff/LaNora             [email protected]         630-852-2108

                 

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 23, 2020, 03:42:45 PM
(https://snapshots-production.explore.org/stream-production-215/20200223T213821_5711916.ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2020, 03:47:34 PM
Great pic, Lori :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 24, 2020, 07:52:50 AM
Mr N has a lil frost on his feathers

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on February 24, 2020, 03:23:42 PM
Mr is just so cute when he wants to sit on the egg!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 24, 2020, 04:16:39 PM
Mr. North, "It's my turn to incubate"  8)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 24, 2020, 05:43:17 PM
Congrats to Mr. North and DNF on egg#2.  DNF is being stingy with peeks.   :D
The pic is likely egg #1, but she was rolling #2 around before I got the shot.  Maybe Lori can get a lil gif of it.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49581027408_d23a9f57a2_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 24, 2020, 05:54:01 PM
Congrats DNN 2nd egg! ❤️
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Decorah North DNF lay her 2nd egg for the season 2020
https://youtu.be/d1egh0UA_jA via lizzy g eaglespirit
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on February 24, 2020, 06:29:46 PM
Yay for DNF and Mr North!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: BrokenLug on February 24, 2020, 08:25:43 PM
The fact that Bald Eagle eggs are being laid all across our country makes us smile.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Puff on February 25, 2020, 06:17:16 AM
Smiles abound because of eggs -- Hardy laugh, though, for the stick episode at hatchery nest.  Ton thought I lost my mind on drugs.  ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D   Love It!

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on February 25, 2020, 08:46:30 AM
Mr. North, "It's my turn to incubate"  8)
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nice gif lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 25, 2020, 04:37:09 PM
(https://i.gyazo.com/37ca8931bd720ff85f8ea3f0dc75b79a.gif)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 25, 2020, 05:04:06 PM
I see two eggies.....great gifs, Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 26, 2020, 07:50:19 AM
Beautiful GIF's Lori.
At what point will we be past the possibility of a 3rd egg? Possibly three days between eggs?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: PeepSpy on February 26, 2020, 11:26:02 AM
I see two eggies.....great gifs, Lori!

Sweet!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: cwellsla on February 26, 2020, 12:52:00 PM
Puff - thank you for posting this information. I believe you have everything you need from me but let me know if you don't. Will there be a link on the RRP website with this information? I know it got deleted when the updates were made.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Puff on February 26, 2020, 01:57:51 PM
cwellsla  Yes, there will be additional news about ATF coming up later.  May and June is when the other information will start flowing.  Any or mods actually open a new topic at that time "ATF 2020"

BTW I have received replies re adjoining room; I'll contact you to tell you what we have so you can make your choice.

P   
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2020, 05:31:43 AM
DNF up off her eggs, and taking a nice big stretch!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on March 01, 2020, 03:16:29 PM
About 3:00 this afternoon, DNF on the nest, looking very intent. Could this be a signal of a third egg?
They were mating a bit earlier, so it's still "the season."
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2020, 05:24:08 PM
A few close-ups from DNN

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on March 06, 2020, 07:25:45 AM
I love watching this nest. The beauty of this area, and the fact that there are fewer followers here, just seem to make it more intimate. DNF and Mr. North aren't quite as famous as their Decorah cousins. Its like finding a great vacation spot without the crowds:) DN9 turned out to be a beautiful young eagle. Hope we have success with these two all the way to fledge.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on March 09, 2020, 01:32:10 PM
It's a rainy day at the nest.

Before the rain started, DNF brought in a long cornstalk.  The farmer didn't get the corn stalks shredded last fall what with all the crazy weather and also an injury.  The neighbors and relatives got the crops out between rain events and snow flurries.  That's why so many intact stalks have been brought in this year.

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Here is DNF soaked from the rain.  You can see where her ear hole is located.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 09, 2020, 01:48:06 PM
Wonderful pics, Ginger.  Love that one of DNF's ear hole.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on March 11, 2020, 05:53:27 AM
I was wondering why it looked like they were nesting in a corn field this year. Thank you for that information Ginger.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Sam on March 13, 2020, 05:12:11 PM
Raleigheagle: the north nest is where I started a few years ago. I discovered the Decorah nest by accident. You are right that with fewer viewers it does seem more "simple". The only thing is that updates are as frequent.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on March 25, 2020, 06:12:47 AM
I'm ready to reach into the picture and move that branch :) I know its going to drive me nuts when we see our first pip in a few days.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Arcadia on March 27, 2020, 01:54:37 PM
I'm ready to reach into the picture and move that branch :) I know its going to drive me nuts when we see our first pip in a few days.

I hear you Raleigh! I have the same feeling. I want to brush that stick aside. :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on March 28, 2020, 11:53:07 PM
From RRP Facebook page.  Posted 9:07 p.m. today.

We appear to have a pip at Decorah North! This cap was taken at 1:05 PM CDT this afternoon. Hatch is a process that can take more than 24 hours and this is just the start. Go DN11!
https://youtu.be/b9v7jCv7w8w


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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 29, 2020, 06:00:59 AM
YAY!!!!  Thanks for the post and pic, Ginger
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 29, 2020, 06:59:22 AM
Thank you Ginger!   8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Arcadia on March 29, 2020, 07:54:28 AM
Glad you caught this, Ginger! Yay!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 29, 2020, 07:55:50 AM
Here's the slo mo gif of possible pip someone posted on explore.org. 
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on March 29, 2020, 08:56:22 AM
Thanks for the pic and gif Ginger and Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Nora in IA on March 29, 2020, 03:59:42 PM
I've been watching today, but every time either of them moved I couldn't see the eggs.
Mom waiting her turn..........
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After she was rearranging a stick and kept laying it across dad's back he moved and she got her turn..... :)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 29, 2020, 04:52:49 PM
DNN Shift change 411pm, still can't view egg in deep cup... I'm sure everything's fine!  ;)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 29, 2020, 04:57:40 PM
Great pics and gif, Lori and Nora!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on March 29, 2020, 05:16:36 PM
I watched Mr. N roll the eggs earlier and he paused and lowered his head and listened intently.  I'm sure he hears that little pipster down in that deep egg cup.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Nora in IA on March 29, 2020, 05:41:12 PM
"pipster" Love that.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 29, 2020, 05:46:49 PM
I watched Mr. N roll the eggs earlier and he paused and lowered his head and listened intently.  I'm sure he hears that little pipster down in that deep egg cup.

Ginger, I saw that moment too.  Can?t wait to see DN11!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Nora in IA on March 29, 2020, 07:14:51 PM
Yeah he was really looking.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 30, 2020, 07:20:30 AM
Decorah North Hatch in progress this morning ❤️
(https://i.gyazo.com/186700d07f620a3444418347ceb9cfba.gif)
https://youtu.be/sIc2HbENzSQ via lizzy g eaglespirit
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Arcadia on March 30, 2020, 08:09:10 AM
Thanks, Lori! Exciting! :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on March 30, 2020, 08:16:58 AM
Thanks Lori! Mr and DNF haven't been giving us too many looks!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Nora in IA on March 30, 2020, 11:10:59 AM
Thanks!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Nora in IA on March 30, 2020, 11:12:16 AM
QUESTION!!  When a person is watching through Explore there is a picture of a camera and it says "snapshot".  If a person does that, where does the snapshot go?  I'm on a desktop computer.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 30, 2020, 11:17:43 AM
QUESTION!!  When a person is watching through Explore there is a picture of a camera and it says "snapshot".  If a person does that, where does the snapshot go?  I'm on a desktop computer.  Thanks!

click snapshot
click on down arrow to save & view
to view later go to Gallery, click on "my gallery"
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2020, 11:30:26 AM
Lori, thanks for the gif.  I hope we get to get a peek soon!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Beth on March 30, 2020, 12:29:17 PM
Hahaha.   I just saw a spider dropping down (and climbing back up) from that danged stick!!    It better not build a web right there!!   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2020, 04:38:23 PM
Congrats to Mr. North and DNF on DN11!!!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49717458418_1ac57c9120_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 30, 2020, 05:41:11 PM
DN11 about 20 minutes ago  
(https://i.gyazo.com/c7e927cb7b9fd38e8df4ec8d5f40af17.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Nora in IA on March 30, 2020, 06:03:15 PM
Awww thanks, gotta go get supper, but sweet!!!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Arcadia on March 30, 2020, 06:13:53 PM
Welcome, DN11 !
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on March 31, 2020, 05:35:36 AM
Thank you to the camera operators. Awesome job. That was the second time I have been able to watch a hatch live. Just think of how rare just one hatch was 30 years ago, and now we can witness them live on camera. A true American comeback story. Tired of all the virus news? Come and watch Mother Nature at her best.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2020, 06:37:18 AM
Not the clearest pic, but got a lil glimpse of DN11 this morning

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49719329573_0650093c34_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on March 31, 2020, 06:43:00 AM
Great pic Lisa! We may have the same one!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2020, 06:44:18 AM
Great pic Lisa! We may have the same one!

It was hard to get a pic, with that lil bobblehead moving around so fast.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on March 31, 2020, 07:56:20 AM
The pantry needs to get some stock before the little bobble head gets too hungry.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2020, 08:38:47 AM
Not sure if we have had another hatch, or if DN11's shell rolled back in the nest which was removed earlier this morning, but below you can see an empty shell. 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49720161011_d9c6f8d144_b.jpg)

DN11
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49720542782_cb7079a0d9_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on March 31, 2020, 08:46:32 AM
Congratulations to Mr. North & DNF  ;D

Last year DN10 hatched within same 24 hour period as DN9 & it appears as though history is repeating itself with DN11 & DN12.

Posting photo of DN9 day after hatch last year, with her great periscope neck so we could see her. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 31, 2020, 09:03:12 AM
and then there were 2!!!
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/62e545fbb25a93c1e7e9a5dae01405d98f0f1876fe9627ef181ff12d4d0979ce.jpg?w=480&h=213)

you were right Lisa!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 31, 2020, 09:32:08 AM
DNN DN11 & DN12

(https://i.gyazo.com/1161c1c07f7dcf3b4ebfcb2b8d42483b.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on March 31, 2020, 09:37:01 AM
Great pics and gifs TPA and Lori!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2020, 09:39:23 AM
and then there were 2!!!
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/62e545fbb25a93c1e7e9a5dae01405d98f0f1876fe9627ef181ff12d4d0979ce.jpg?w=480&h=213)

you were right Lisa!!!

Awww, Contrats to  Mr. North, DNF and big brother or sister DN11!!!  Welcome DN12!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on March 31, 2020, 10:03:48 AM
Feeding time
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2020, 10:31:11 AM
Great pics and gif, Lori and tig!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2020, 12:25:27 PM
Lunch time

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49720413668_21cac54b88_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49720952136_e71a1d4d4c_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49720951886_0c12474ae2_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49720413098_000b97e0f7_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on March 31, 2020, 01:07:27 PM
Great pics Lisa!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2020, 01:18:20 PM
Great pics Lisa!!!

Thanks, tig....it's hard to get a pic of these two wiggle-worms!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Arcadia on March 31, 2020, 03:23:26 PM
This was a surprise, two hatches so close together! I am encouraged by this though, less pecking of the smaller by the larger when they are about the same size.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 31, 2020, 04:50:46 PM
Hatch watch: Decorah eaglets begin hatching

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2020/03/30/decorah-eagle-eggs-begin-showing-signs-hatching-2020-iowa/5088977002/
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 31, 2020, 05:07:49 PM
DNN lil ones ❤️❤️
(https://i.gyazo.com/148a765c03b05859a904e305952793d0.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on April 01, 2020, 06:14:47 AM
Great gif Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2020, 07:01:04 AM
Great gif, Lori  8)

tig - love the morning pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on April 01, 2020, 07:18:39 AM
Great gif, Lori  8)

tig - love the morning pics!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2020, 11:20:06 AM
DN11
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49724629052_1ebbaf9e95_b.jpg)

DN12
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49723777333_c78f5ecb08_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on April 01, 2020, 11:39:04 AM
Wow Lisa, I was just watching the most recent feeding and was wondering how we were going to distinguish DN11 from DN12. With the hatch so close, they are almost identical right now.   
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 01, 2020, 12:25:13 PM
Babies ❤️❤️❤️
DNN oopsie tumble, got back up just fine :)
(https://i.gyazo.com/dd0e2afdcbb9ba330d0b986462ba728f.gif)

(https://i.gyazo.com/df28edbd0270e4740a283d4317e7b618.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2020, 12:28:15 PM
Great gifs, Lori

Raleigh, I think you will be able to tell them apart cause DN11 is going to be the one who wants to get fed first and will do the pecking at DN12. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on April 01, 2020, 12:46:31 PM
Great pics and gifs Lisa and Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2020, 12:50:14 PM
Great pics and gifs Lisa and Lori!

Great pics, tig and love the captions too!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 02, 2020, 08:28:22 AM
Baby snips this morning ❤️❤️❤️
DNN
(https://i.gyazo.com/b06ee6b62b70f94ac6f27c2b4cf931fe.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2020, 08:50:10 AM
Aww, great gif this morning, Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 02, 2020, 05:33:23 PM
Two eaglets have hatched at the Decorah North nest

https://www.decorahnews.com/news-stories/2020/04/24906.html

(https://www.decorahnews.com/uploads/images/w-600xq-95~Image01_2172622.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on April 02, 2020, 05:42:35 PM
Wonderful photos, everyone!

 :o  the personalities of the DNN four are wonderful!  I wonder if DN11 & DN12 will grow to be bone swallowers like DN9 was  ;)  Sorry, but I just couldn't save the images of the 2 little ones going bonkers on each others heads over & over that occurred shortly after the last meal.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on April 03, 2020, 07:46:04 AM
Who needs sports when you can tune into these bonking matches. Parents are so patient trying to get food into those moving targets.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on April 03, 2020, 11:32:22 AM
♥♥♥♥♥  https://www.raptorresource.org/2020/04/03/did-you-see-a-sweet-afternoon-feeding/

(https://www.raptorresource.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/040320-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on April 03, 2020, 03:27:36 PM
I'm so glad that they're side-by-side in the rain & not in snow.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2020, 03:42:38 PM
I'm so glad that they're side-by-side in the rain & not in snow.

Aww, great pic, TPA!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on April 04, 2020, 12:07:14 PM
Little fish bits on the beaks  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 04, 2020, 12:14:17 PM
Aww, love the pic, TPA!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 04, 2020, 02:14:24 PM
DNN little ones ❤️❤️
(https://i.gyazo.com/8a00432a221eaa33455ec691adaa7171.gif)

mmm slimy stuff
(https://i.gyazo.com/22236606af13860d700703f262bf4c7a.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on April 04, 2020, 04:17:42 PM
That "pearly bling" stuck to the face of an eaglet is likely fish eggs (roe). In my screen cap, they are everywhere, on the nest grasses as well as the eagles. It's probably spawning season for the sucker fish in the nearby creek.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on April 04, 2020, 05:17:51 PM
Great pics and gifs everyone!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 04, 2020, 06:57:16 PM
Great pics and gifs, Lori, tig and STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on April 04, 2020, 09:55:26 PM
Tig - I keep wanting to reach out & gently remove the roe that accumulated in the front corner of the sweet little eye (your 2nd photo).  At least the nictitating membrane is keeping it from sticking on the eyeball.  ???
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on April 05, 2020, 05:27:21 AM
Tig - I keep wanting to reach out & gently remove the roe that accumulated in the front corner of the sweet little eye (your 2nd photo).  At least the nictitating membrane is keeping it from sticking on the eyeball.  ???

I know! Where is that wet rag to wipe the kid's faces after they finish eating?!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 05, 2020, 07:27:53 AM
Good Morning Babies!!! ❤️

DNN DN11 & DN12
(https://i.gyazo.com/8298aa7c1b0ef32cfdcbdadfd4a786c1.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 05, 2020, 07:40:53 AM
(https://a.disquscdn.com/get?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiles.explore.org%2Fsn%2F1970%2F8%2F22%2F20200405T122445_1626617.ts.jpg&key=uc2rAFVKCTtzKWygY31_aQ&w=480&h=219)(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4e298c04ba847dec62419a516c52d42a974cdb7bd44a579e34096804e5d6f9f1.jpg?w=480&h=228) via explore.org
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on April 05, 2020, 08:07:27 AM
Great gifs and pics Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 05, 2020, 08:15:00 AM
Great morning pics, tig and Lori
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 05, 2020, 12:59:19 PM
 :)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49738799378_bd713c99bb_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on April 05, 2020, 01:36:00 PM
Great pic Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 05, 2020, 01:43:14 PM
Great pic Lisa!

Aww, yours too, tig!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Puff on April 05, 2020, 01:57:14 PM
Lisa gets  top prize for best first shot!

DM2 looks very uncomfortable with the noise from the people under the nest.   Shhhhh!

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: BrokenLug on April 05, 2020, 09:30:07 PM
puff wrong thread. shhh  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Puff on April 06, 2020, 06:45:36 AM
Msg received BL   ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 06, 2020, 07:09:33 AM
DNN cuties with Dad
(https://i.gyazo.com/2c7ee96ce9a332be124401ba6e4baaed.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 07, 2020, 06:54:07 AM
Happiness is... ❤️
DNN
(https://i.gyazo.com/dc0fff6034f96ad3ba57d451286ef6b4.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 07, 2020, 07:16:54 AM
Aww, love this gif, Lori
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 08, 2020, 08:01:57 AM
DNN Sunrise this morning
(https://i.gyazo.com/75fb197d4242f6daa80c01fb537fafe9.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2020, 08:04:51 AM
Gorgeous pic, Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on April 10, 2020, 08:14:58 AM
Good morning everyone!
I'm so sad  :(  :'(  for the loss of little DN11, So sad for DNF, Dad, ND11 and yo followers.
Fly free, fly high with always a full crop dear little friend.

DN12 you are the one who must save ttis season like DN9 did last year. If you can avoid to go to the rehab center, it will be nice

Take care
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 10, 2020, 11:07:14 AM
Raptor Resource Project via FB
~ Remembering DN11~ 3-30-2020 - 4-10-2020

We are saddened to report that Decorah North Nest eaglet DN11 passed this morning about 5:56am CT. He/she appeared to have some sort of obstruction yesterday or looked as if it was attempting to cast a pellet. At 10 days old that is a bit early for pellet casting, but we were keeping an eye on the eaglet all day. Distress was noted early this morning and he/she appeared lethargic and moving slowly with some breathing difficulty, and passed shortly afterward.

Sometimes we don't have a definite reason for an outcome, but we take this time to celebrate the short life of DN11 and remind ourselves that our window into the wild gave us a wonderful opportunity to observe and celebrate DN11's short life and interactions with its sibling DN12 and its parents. Our sincere sympathy to all who follow this family ... we are all grieving with you.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 10, 2020, 11:12:49 AM
DN11 you were loved lil one and will be missed!
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3ea4c3a7c5347463513046fc64a61849770a235e31b16e3cdfb72fb76c7c6b61.jpg?w=480&h=219)

(https://a.disquscdn.com/get?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiles.explore.org%2Fsn%2F1970%2F8%2F22%2F20200405T122445_1626617.ts.jpg&key=uc2rAFVKCTtzKWygY31_aQ&w=480&h=219)(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4e298c04ba847dec62419a516c52d42a974cdb7bd44a579e34096804e5d6f9f1.jpg?w=480&h=228)

Little angels with eagle wings
To fly high and watch over
The nests that we see
And the ones that we never
To soar high in human hearts
And bring peace in our pain
Fly free, little DN11
Reach for the heavens, fly through the rain
On your eagle wings so strong
Rejoice with those brave before you
You are our eagle guardian angel
The love you leave will see us through.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 10, 2020, 11:31:47 AM
Aww, very sweet, Lori!

DN11 will be missed.  :(
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 10, 2020, 11:34:47 AM
Such sad news. Fly high, little one. As we used to say, Mom Norfolk will take care of you now, DN11. :-*

(https://scontent.fapa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/92228452_2857131987656735_6246489930088841216_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=0-F0WGAD5-UAX-hDmDa&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=3fd8f7067348d2b65b51cf39e56e9451&oe=5EB5C9BC)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on April 10, 2020, 12:41:14 PM
Thank you for that sweet pic, T40.  I always think of the little ones we lose as going to Mom Norfolk's nest to be under her loving care.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on April 10, 2020, 06:39:07 PM
A sweet tribute by Explore chatter Edie

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on April 10, 2020, 07:46:55 PM
Sweet tributes and pics Lori, T40 and Ginger. So sad.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Nora in IA on April 10, 2020, 08:55:18 PM
Oh you guys I just saw this about little DN11.   :'(  Fly free little one..................
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on April 11, 2020, 07:17:42 AM
I'm very sorry to hear the news about the passing of little DN11. Fly high and free, precious one.  Hoping for the best for the remainder of the season for this family and all here.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 11, 2020, 08:27:40 AM
Good Morning DNN!  ❤️

DN12 Peek a boo!
(https://i.gyazo.com/c2d54392682b922759ba615e9cdaca47.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2020, 08:31:57 AM
Awww, Lori, so sweet!  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Arcadia on April 12, 2020, 09:16:39 AM
Peace, little DN11. It was beautiful to see you, and I will remember you even though you were with us such a short time.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on April 12, 2020, 11:57:57 AM
Early this morning, DNF brought a large supply of Easter grass.
Life goes on for this nest, even when we are mourning the loss of D11.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 12, 2020, 05:05:27 PM
Decorah cuteness Easter morning

DNN DN12
(https://i.gyazo.com/47459df7bfd46cd70e9cf53b7055a2fe.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 13, 2020, 08:15:30 AM
Good Morning Decorah!!!  ❤️❤️❤️

DNN DN12 fuzzy head
(https://i.gyazo.com/bd9253bb551c2d4c6729844ed486f46c.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 14, 2020, 08:58:20 AM
Good Morning Decorah! ❤️❤️❤️

Mom de-feathering breakfast for DN12
(https://i.gyazo.com/2226957aadacd6cd02e1a748cf8f8c3d.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on April 14, 2020, 10:09:36 AM
Lori, do you mean D12?

Anyone know what the prey, black-ish, medium-sized bird, was  a couple days ago? Crow?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 14, 2020, 10:15:38 AM
Lori, do you mean D12?

Thanks!  That was a before coffee post!   (http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/lotsocoffee.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on April 14, 2020, 02:20:59 PM
I noticed on today's chat that someone mentioned the fawn head that appeared in last years nest. I just happened to save a screen shot from that meal. We all hope it was road kill :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on April 14, 2020, 03:46:54 PM
Lori, do you mean D12?

Anyone know what the prey, black-ish, medium-sized bird, was  a couple days ago? Crow?

It was an American Coot.  White beak, dark feathers and very distinctive greenish colored lobed feet.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on April 15, 2020, 01:53:20 PM
Ginger, thanks for identifying the blackish bird prey as a coot. Moments ago, D12 got a helping of mostly dark feathers from the nestovers. That will make a pellet soon.

About 10 this morning, DNF (I think) brought in a large opossum (I'm pretty sure) big enough to make a nice fur pillow. At about 1:15 p.m., MrN (I think) removed it to the ground below the nest. The field cam caught some devouring shots.

This nest is SOOO interesting for the variety of prey.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 16, 2020, 07:54:14 AM
Happiness is... Decorah Eagles!!   ❤️

DNN DN12 breakfast
(https://i.gyazo.com/ecad5e94dc5846e899ad163fc4711230.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 16, 2020, 08:10:11 AM
Aww, beautiful gif, Lori
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Arcadia on April 16, 2020, 08:57:09 AM
DN12 looks to be thriving!
Thank you for the pictures and gifs!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 17, 2020, 03:30:24 PM
DNN DN12 naptime!

(https://i.gyazo.com/7c2dfd45ebf2db323e1b31362e3a62c9.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 17, 2020, 04:31:10 PM
DNN DN12 naptime!

(https://i.gyazo.com/7c2dfd45ebf2db323e1b31362e3a62c9.gif)

Aww, great gif, Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 18, 2020, 06:57:24 AM
Good Morning DNN family!!!  ❤️

DN12
(https://i.gyazo.com/eca2842c320321e85cc8cc2d1418ffd0.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 18, 2020, 09:48:20 AM
Windy day at Decorah North today.  DNF covering DN12 with some straw.

(https://i.gyazo.com/38bbc87484bc6d97e54f6ea7caf89c51.gif)

DN12 Peek a boo!
(https://i.gyazo.com/6417cc0176d45109e3e9161d773a136a.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 19, 2020, 08:40:20 AM
Good Morning Decorah!  ❤️

DNN DN12
(https://i.gyazo.com/45cbcc15f029c28d3ed45976d4d1fcdf.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 19, 2020, 09:53:24 AM
Lori - WONDERFUL gifs from DNN!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Puff on April 19, 2020, 10:13:01 AM
I'm getting almost perfect in spotting DN12 on nest.  Anyone else?

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 19, 2020, 06:25:31 PM
Wind Rain Snow Death

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ml5aCllsOM

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi_webp/8Ml5aCllsOM/maxresdefault.webp)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2020, 09:57:48 AM
Thanks for sharing the video, T40
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on April 20, 2020, 12:56:00 PM
I would have to take issue, though, with the characterization of DN11 as "weak."  There's no evidence of that that I know of.  We don't know why it died.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TCRaptorLover on April 20, 2020, 07:42:15 PM
I agree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 23, 2020, 02:04:08 PM
DNN DN12 loving the straw blankie  ❤️❤️❤️
(https://i.gyazo.com/ab20dd20403c7982677349834b238af6.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 24, 2020, 06:21:40 PM
Decorah kids! ❤️❤️❤️

DNN DN12
(https://i.gyazo.com/b695b317365e206a8b61498ce4428aa0.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on April 29, 2020, 08:56:26 AM
Very windy at both Decorah nests this morning but the swaying appears more obvious here at the north nest. Hunker down little DN12! Thanks for pics, Lori.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on April 30, 2020, 11:14:11 AM
DN12 hit a good yoga pose earlier this morning. Amazing how fast the new feathers come in.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 30, 2020, 12:52:20 PM
Great pic, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on May 04, 2020, 11:57:17 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on May 07, 2020, 11:00:28 AM
DN12 can stand upright and hobble a couple of steps before collapsing. And look at those beautiful feathers! Did I mention a little self-feeding and messing with nest materials? Have you heard the calling for food? Such rapid growth must be mind-boggling for this eaglet. Great work from the camera operators.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 07, 2020, 12:41:02 PM
Great pic, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Arcadia on May 08, 2020, 03:17:22 PM
Impressed with DN12's plumage! Growing up!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on May 09, 2020, 10:05:21 AM
Growing like a weed!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 09, 2020, 10:13:52 AM
Growing like a weed!

Wow, getting so big! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on May 09, 2020, 11:01:42 AM
Profile screen caps this morning. At 39 days, about half-way to fledging age.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 09, 2020, 11:48:53 AM
Profile screen caps this morning. At 39 days, about half-way to fledging age.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: tigeag on May 09, 2020, 03:46:21 PM
Great pics STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on May 10, 2020, 11:59:11 AM
Happy Mother's Day to DNF and all moms out there. Yes, I DIY'd the photo card.

The other photo is the "opossum" prey I posted on April 15. That identification has bothered me ever since, and now I'm 99% sure it was a nutria.  They do live in Iowa.   For more photos, go to LadagePhotography.com and scroll. The fur matches, the size matches, gotta be nutria.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 11, 2020, 10:14:44 AM
DNN family  ❤️❤️❤️

DN12 & DNF
(https://i.gyazo.com/beb41c338687056515d1f54ec3d6f207.gif)

DN12 doing nestorations
(https://i.gyazo.com/c1de7dd45e368991d1ae5331a9d62c3a.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 11, 2020, 12:14:06 PM
Beautiful, Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on May 14, 2020, 11:34:46 AM
How fast this eaglet is growing. Earlier this morning, a good tail stretch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2020, 11:41:45 AM
How fast this eaglet is growing. Earlier this morning, a good tail stretch.

Great pic, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Lani on May 14, 2020, 03:47:08 PM

Thanks Lori and STLbf,  eaglet looks wonderful. I just hope the black flies stay away this year.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on May 14, 2020, 04:58:27 PM
Enjoy the great weather while you can, DN12. Hate to think of black flies.   :o
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on May 15, 2020, 03:37:20 PM
Love the closeup. DN12 looks great. Agreed, no BF please!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Arcadia on May 16, 2020, 09:24:31 AM
DN12 looks so confident and accomplished walking around and moving nest material! Thank you for the pictures!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 16, 2020, 04:30:41 PM
Raptor Resource Project
16 mins ?

The Raptor Resource Project is sorry to announce that we are canceling our After The Fledge (ATF) party this year. We waited, deliberated, and agonized over the decision. We like ATF. We like seeing all of you! We like getting together in Decorah to celebrate our eagles.

Unfortunately, current summer projections for Covid-19 do not look good. Minnesota projects that Covid-19 cases may be peaking in the middle of July. Iowa is not Minnesota and a lot of you are coming from elsewhere, but we just can't justify holding ATF given what we know, or think we know, about the virus.

We apologize deeply to all of our fans and followers. We were so looking forward to seeing you. We will still be holding an auction and are looking at ways to celebrate our eagles virtually. Thank you so much for all your support and for everything you do: for watching, sharing, learning, and especially for caring.

I'm not going to recommend that everyone read this link because the subject is so unpleasant. But if you would like to learn more about Minnesota's projections, how and why they were developed, and why we made the decision we did, click here: https://www.mprnews.org/?/a-look-inside-at-minnesotas-covid?.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on May 19, 2020, 04:47:32 PM
Anyone have better pictures of the fawn parts (two connected legs) brought to the nest yesterday morning? Today it appeared that one of the Norths brought another leg section, perhaps from the same animal. Possibly a road kill or coyote kill that the eagles scavenged. Just guessing about the source.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on May 21, 2020, 06:38:40 AM
STL......I have this one from last year with a fawn head being brought in. I hope everyone caught the show Eagle Power last night on PBS. It highlighted the Decorah nest with D32 and D33. Sadly they left out our little DN9. I don't know if I can stand to watch this year if the black flies swarm again.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on May 21, 2020, 11:39:35 AM
Raleigh -- Yes, I have the fawn from last year also. The prey variety on this North nest is much wider than the Decorahs. Some days, not for the faint of heart! Or watching at lunchtime.   :o

Looks like gnats or some such have started today with both DNF or MrN and DN12 twitching and scratching. Wet and cool weather maybe to blame. Watch and wait for successful fledge in another month or so. And pray.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on May 22, 2020, 05:00:09 PM
Another fawn leg mid-afternoon. DN12 jumped on it and mantled and hollered. Also serious flapping and jumping. So many skills developing so fast.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on May 23, 2020, 10:58:09 AM
Saturday morning on rewind, DNF brought a dead raptor to the nest. It's upside down in the screen cap, but comparing legs, talons, and beak to public domain photos on the website, Raptors of Iowa, I'm thinking a red-shouldered hawk. What do all you expert birders think? Probably road kill?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on May 26, 2020, 06:33:17 AM
Fog or mist makes the air golden this morning for DN12.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on May 27, 2020, 07:32:47 AM
Beautiful capture, STLbf.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 27, 2020, 10:31:04 AM
Fog or mist makes the air golden this morning for DN12.

Gorgeous pic, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on May 27, 2020, 10:56:04 AM
Thanks for the compliment. There's something about this North nest area that makes for beautiful air. Lucky shot, as all my good ones seem to be!  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on May 29, 2020, 04:16:48 PM
On rewind maybe an hour ago, MrN (I think) brought a live fish, DN12 aggressively snatched it and mantled with hollering, then subdued the floppy fish and proceeded to eat it. Way to go!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 29, 2020, 04:30:49 PM
Fog or mist makes the air golden this morning for DN12.

Amazing capture!  Thank you for posting!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on May 30, 2020, 03:13:49 PM
Wait, wait, it gets better today! First, DNF and DN12 tussle over fawn haunch. Then, DNF can stand on one foot and scratch its chin with the other. Betcha can't do that!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 30, 2020, 06:11:01 PM
Wait, wait, it gets better today! First, DNF and DN12 tussle over fawn haunch. Then, DNF can stand on one foot and scratch its chin with the other. Betcha can't do that!

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 01, 2020, 11:29:19 AM
No photos this morning. Rewind to watch gory, closeup feeding of fawn head. It's all nature and nourishing for DN12.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 02, 2020, 09:16:36 PM
Be safe tonight Decorah family during storms!   :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 03, 2020, 04:09:16 PM
About 9 AM on rewind today, DN12 strolls onto the nest patio (lower deck). Apparently did it yesterday also but I wasn't watching then. And I missed the flight practice, too. See on RRP Facebook. Watch the rewind today to see 12 come charging back to the nest when a fish gets delivered.

Then at 2 PM today, DN12 stepped onto the Babysitting Branch. At 4 PM, still there, cooling it. Does it count as branching if an eaglet walks onto a branch, or does it have to fly?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 05, 2020, 04:46:15 PM
Rewind to about 10:00 AM today to see DN12 visit the lower nest rails, then flyhop back up to the nest. Some moments of good wingersizing with air time follow.  Still no real branching (fly up and back) that I have seen.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 05, 2020, 05:02:51 PM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 06, 2020, 11:57:54 AM
One year ago today, we were all a-twitter about early fledging because of black fly infestations at the DNN and Decorah N2B nests. Here are 3 screen photos of DN9 landing on the ground, running across the field, confronting a cow, and being safely rescued by RRP. I'm sure there are videos on YouTube and maybe Facebook.

We chatters/mods/cam-ops spent several long, long days and nights watching while RRP personnel and local volunteers searched and rescued and transported "our" eagles to SOAR, a wild bird rescue organization in Iowa.  Help me, I forget the correct name!

As we know, SOAR successfully treated, rehabilitated, and released the young eagles from both nests. DN9 turned out to be female. None of them was banded.

Let's hope for normal fledging later this month this year.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: BrokenLug on June 08, 2020, 04:44:49 PM
Did DN12 RRP officially 'Branch' today 06/08/20  ?

He/she, DN12, is 'out of egg' 70 days as of today.

As per RRP FB yesterday .. " Bald eagles commonly fledge between 75 and 81 days, which means we don't have very long to go! "

prt scr those nest cam pics while you can .. one good gust and poof another IA BE into the wild.   ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 09, 2020, 11:07:47 AM
DN12 is definitely branching. Rewind to about 8:30 AM today.

Exploration of the Lower Ladder Branch, then a short wing hop to the Ladder Branch, the nest, walking to the lower deck and fly hopping back. So this youngster is using flight as much as walking now.  Very cool.  High hopes for a normal fledge in the next few days or weeks.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TCRaptorLover on June 09, 2020, 12:14:24 PM
Just left the nest!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on June 09, 2020, 12:28:39 PM
June 9, 2020


Need confirmation

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 09, 2020, 04:48:53 PM
Zowie! No question, this was an intentional flight away from the nest. Seems early, at 70 days, and in previous years "normal" fledges are closer to June 21 or so at DNN and Decorah. But still, every best wish for safe survival for DN12. And we'll keep watching through the rain for sightings.

 ;D   :D   :-*   We're cheering for you DN12!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 09, 2020, 05:54:50 PM
Great pics, KRD and STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 09, 2020, 06:20:47 PM
Congratulations to DNF and Mr North. You raised a super eagle who had an absolutely beautiful maiden flight. I watched it at least a dozen times, and it brings a smile to my face every time. Fly free and live long. It was an honor being able to watch this miracle. My thanks to all the moderators and the excellent camera operators with RRP. Empty nest syndrome feels much better this year in north Decorah
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 09, 2020, 08:31:54 PM
Raleigh, you got it just right. Empty nest syndrome can be a good feeling.

Excellent work from the camera operators who located DN12 in the Love Tree. That's to the left of the nest tree (as we are looking at it) where MrN and DNF hung out during the winter and mating season.

The DNN Branch ID map is very helpful. Scroll around on the nest watching site to find the map.

SEDs to all.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: BrokenLug on June 10, 2020, 01:06:29 PM
The cam ops appear to have an 'eyeball' on DN12 safely perched on the Love Branch.  :)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 10, 2020, 01:17:38 PM
One of the parents have been trying to lure DN12 back to the nest with a fish. A lot of squeeing, but I guess DN12 isnt hungry enough to make that short trip back yet. Might be a little hesitant since the winds appear to be pretty strong yet.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 10, 2020, 01:38:15 PM
Yes, I've seen the parent working at the nest today. They are devoted to this fledgling, and I am sure there will be a return to the nest when hunger gets strong enough.

Note close observation of cow below the branch early this morning.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 10, 2020, 06:09:30 PM
Right on cue. Made a return to the nest for a snack, and then another beautiful flight off the nest. Already a pro.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on June 11, 2020, 08:09:23 AM
Way to go, DN12! :D What a beautiful first flight! Happy to read of a return to the nest, too.  Thanks, all for the great pics and for the map, BL.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 11, 2020, 04:51:57 PM
DN12 is now (5 PM CDT) perched on a log pile - fallen branches, I think across the stream.  Good to know there have been feedings.  All is well for now.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 11, 2020, 08:42:33 PM
DN12 communing as the cows come home.   ;D

In the wide view, one of the parents is in a tree above. It's about 8:30 PM CDT.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 12, 2020, 11:51:40 AM
Friday morning with DN12, starting 6:30-ish in the grass and on the dead tree.

Worth rewinding to about 10:30 AM CDT to watch red-winged blackbird harassing DN12 from one side of the field and stream to the other. With a really spectacular flight and glide across the field from nest side to far stream bank. What a flyer is DN12!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 13, 2020, 07:31:13 AM
DN12 had a safe night and arrived fast at the nest for leftovers with MrN. Time for a nap after eating.  Rewind to about 6:30 AM for the sound effects!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on June 14, 2020, 10:02:00 AM
STLbf, thanks for the great update on Decorah's first fledger.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 14, 2020, 10:37:08 AM
Rewind to about 9:30 AM nest time, for a one-hour visit by DN12. Nestovers for brunch, calling for whatever, wing stretches, and a nice takeoff and flight across the field.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 14, 2020, 04:49:23 PM
Successful Sunday for the Norths. Mid-afternoon, DNF brought something to the nest, followed by DN12. Looked like leftovers or maybe road kill. DN12 ate it, then hung around for a couple of hours and at this posting was still relaxing on the Ladder branch. Bugs not too bad because it's very windy.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 15, 2020, 09:12:20 AM
Monday morning feed begins about 6:30 AM nest time. It's all deer parts, and entertaining to watch deliveries and mantling and eating closeups. Anatomy lesson. DN12 is perched above the nest at 9:15 AM, hidden mostly by the leaves.

I wonder if the eagles kill the fawns, or if coyotes do, or road kill that they are scavenging?  Anybody have answers?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 15, 2020, 06:22:50 PM
Rewind to mid-afternoon to find a parent on the ground with probably a fish. DN12 descends rapidly to claim and eat it. Then DN12 trundles along the pasture until a nice takeoff. All good life lessons, and we get to watch!    :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 16, 2020, 01:08:51 PM
Tuesday morning with DN12: Rewind to just after the color camera comes back on to see a good fly-in for some nestovers.

Then perching on the Bouncy Branch for a time, when MrN brings a fish to the nest & DN12 arrives in typical hard, rapid fashion to claim it. Goodbye to MrN.

DN12 moves to the Ladder Branch for a short while, then flies off to a nearby tree to perch amongst the leafy branches for the rest of the morning. Parent perched in one of the dead trees across the stream.

Hoping someone is getting this on video to post on YouTube or the RRP site. Wonderful experience to watch this fledgling develop.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2020, 01:20:21 PM
STL, thanks for all the great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 16, 2020, 02:17:40 PM
LOL- Coming in with typical hard, rapid fashion to claim fish. That's putting it mildly. I thought he was going to take one of Mr. Norths talons with the fish. This is such a treat watching the activity after the fledge. It appears that D12 is a star student and is learning the lessons of survival quickly. Thank goodness for rewind and these great camera operators.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 16, 2020, 04:55:13 PM
DN12's landings would be like catching a fastball from an MLB pitcher!

An hour or so ago, DN12 was snacking on chunky bits at the nest, then perching on one of the pasture branches or snags until this posting.

You are right, Raleigh, the rewind feature is the best addition to the cameras so far. And the quality of the video. And the 24-hour lighting. Lots of bests.  Thanks to the camera operators and everyone at RRP and in the chat for this North nest.  It's a joy to share.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 16, 2020, 05:00:21 PM
Sorry, forgot to attach the pictures! Usually I do that first.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 17, 2020, 02:08:25 PM
Pics from Wednesday morning between about 5:00 and noonish, nest time. Once I caught a parent eating a fish on the nest, but then couldn't find it again.

Fly-in is first, beautiful and straight in through the branches. So fast, so blurry.
Picking over nestovers.
Perching in the early sunshine, then on the Bouncy pasture branch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 18, 2020, 05:45:06 AM
Not sure what one of the P's brought for DN12 out in the field this morning. Grass was too high to see what the prey was, but whatever it was, the redwing blackbird was not happy.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 18, 2020, 11:59:36 AM
On rewind, to 5:30 AM or so, well worth the watching.

One of the parents brought a huge fish to the nest early like Raleigh reported. DN12 came near but didn't land on the nest, instead flew to a pasture branch. Parent picked up the fish and flew into the field, where DN12 claimed the fish, with red-winged blackbirds harassing both. Then DN12 got to a log pile under the nest tree, parent nearby. Whew! Lots of work for a picnic.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 18, 2020, 12:01:32 PM
Lunchtime, still picnicking, but different fish and closer to the stream.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 18, 2020, 04:34:16 PM
Thursday afternoon with DN12 --

Puttering close to the stream. Fishing will be soon, I'm sure.

The red-winged blackbirds must have nests/young nearby. They sure don't like the eagles.

Not sure if the r-w blackbirds came first or the cattle on the rewind. Lots of cattle grazing. Busy afternoon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on June 19, 2020, 08:10:40 AM
So nice to see DN12 exploring the territory.  I love the setting there and the lighting is gorgeous in so many pictures.  Thanks for your posts and pics, STLbf
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 19, 2020, 09:58:24 AM
My pleasure to record and share DN12's journey at the North nest. The camera operators are awesome to find the eagles way, way across the field. Any of my good pictures are their expertise at work.

This morning just after color came back on, DN12 outstanding in his/her field. (That's a pun, get it?)
Then perched in a tree across the stream, and still there at this posting time of 10 AM nest time.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on June 19, 2020, 01:25:27 PM
Got it! ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 19, 2020, 07:51:22 PM
Rainy time around noon found DN12 perched on a favorite log pile across the stream, and a parent in the dead tree straight above.

At about 7 PM a doe grazed under the nest. I hope it wasn't her fawn that fed our eagles!
At the same time, a parent perched in a different dead tree across the stream. Look for the tiny dark-and-white shape. DNN perched back in the branches.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 20, 2020, 07:31:46 AM
Saturday morning, 5:30, DN12 perched across the stream in the rain. Still there at 7:30 AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 20, 2020, 12:39:27 PM
Saturday lunch time at the North nest.   DNF (I think) arrives with a raccoon carcass. Didn't see the actual arrival, so she might have just flown in and dug up the carcass. It's worth rewinding to about 11:30 AM nest time to watch DN12 take off from the tree across the stream, fly across the field, and land in full mantle. DNF has been picking, defurring, and feeding while DN12 enjoys being "a Baby" again. Great stuff and thanks again camera operators.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 20, 2020, 04:20:19 PM
Early Saturday afternoon, a closeup of DN12 looking like a juvie, then a closeup of developing killer talons. From the overall size, aggression, and the short depth of the beak, ending near the front of the eye, I'm guessing DN12 is a male.

Finally, a great flyoff back to the woods, where DN12 soars along and bumps a parent off one of the high perches. Rewind to about 12:30 PM nest time and catch all the action over about an hour.

Still perching in the high tree at 4:22 PM posting time.

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there, human and avian and otherwise.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 21, 2020, 11:58:28 AM
About 6 AM Sunday morning while camera still black & white, DNF (guessing) brought a fish to the nest. No sign of DN12, so DNF flew off with the fish in her beak. Very foggy so no idea what happened to the food.

DN12 perched in a favorite dead tree across the stream all morning. Red-winged blackbird very pesty. Just before noon, DN12 flew across the field to the nest and is now picking at nestovers.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 21, 2020, 12:00:05 PM
Here's DN12 coming in for a landing on the nest just before noon.

Rewind for details of this morning with the Norths.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 21, 2020, 04:30:43 PM
Raccoon on the menu for 2 PM snack, brought by MrN.   Rewind for the usual mayhem at the nest, then DN12 learning how to defur and consume mammal prey.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on June 22, 2020, 06:06:25 AM
DN12 doing very well!  Love the incoming flights to the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 22, 2020, 07:41:01 AM
It's so great to watch a successful fledge, then the juvie learning how to live free. MrN and DNF are excellent parents-as-teachers.

About 6 AM there's a fly-in for DN12, picking at nestovers, fish delivery from parent, mantling and quick devouring of fish, fly-outs for both, and a great shot of the two perched close by on one of the stream trees.

HAGD everybirdie.   ;D

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 22, 2020, 08:12:23 AM
Can't watch this as much as I would like to. So appreciative of STL posting all the photos
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 22, 2020, 01:01:13 PM
Thanks, Raleigh.  Hope you can catch this one on rewind to about 9 o'clock this morning.

Parent brings a large fish to the perching tree, just below DN12's spot. DN12 takes charge, the fish falls to the ground in the log pile, and both eagles spend minutes searching for it. Not sure who ended up with the food, but a great lesson for all.

Now it's 1:00, raining hard, and DN12 is on the nest working on the racoon again.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 22, 2020, 01:24:03 PM
Thanks for the Heads up. I was able to catch all that action on rewind. Looks like DN12 is really improving on the landings. No more of the controlled crashes he was having into the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 23, 2020, 06:20:56 AM
Beautiful fly in to the nest shortly after sunrise this morning. You can watch DN12 come in across the field through the mist. Nailed the landing too.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 23, 2020, 07:24:06 AM
Raleigh, you are right about the landings being more controlled and fly-in beautiful to watch. Here's a blurry pic of Tuesday's early landing.  At 7:30 AM, DN12 is picking at the raccoon carcass in closeup. Kinda gory; no photo.

But, I think the crash landings happen mostly when there's already prey waiting with a parent present. That's more claiming food by snatching and mantling, an instinctive behavior.

Whatever, it's such a learning experience for DN12, and for us as watchers.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 23, 2020, 01:11:59 PM
DN12 has been back and forth from the stream trees to nest several times this morning. Parent is nearby but not providing food that I have seen.  Encouraging the young'n to go fishing perhaps.  DN12 has been on the ground in the field a lot this morning, so I'm guessing he/she might think fish grow from the grass!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 23, 2020, 07:46:42 PM
Mid-afternoon with DN12, perching on a branch to the left of the nest, as we are looking at it. Closeups of this beautiful juvenile. Might make one of these my avatar!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 23, 2020, 07:51:19 PM
About 5:30 PM nest cleanup work going on. I think it is DNF, who finally flew off with raccoon remains in her beak. She lands in one of the stream trees and guess who shows up? DN12 is much more successful eating this stringy stuff from the branch. It's not slippery like the fish that fell recently.

Have a safe and restful night and we'll see you tomorrow.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 24, 2020, 08:46:37 AM
Another beautiful fly in this morning. It's nice of DN12 to keep a schedule like that for us to keep an eye on him/her.  Not sure which P was also on the nest this morning, but the close up was showing some feather loss below the beak. Black flies are starting to take their toll.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 24, 2020, 11:38:51 AM
Every day is a lesson for DN12, and it's great to see how the parents teach skills by demonstrating. 

DNF (guessing by size) on the nest today about 10:30 AM, picking at a fawn carcass. DN12 flies around and flaps around under the nest. DNF flies off with the carcass and deposits it near the stream. DN12 flies in to claim it and has another picnic. Watch the fly-in carefully to see a r-w-blackbird accompanying DN12.

Hope the cameras stay on long enough for us to see DN12 learning how to fish.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 24, 2020, 02:01:01 PM
As much time as DN12 is spending in the field, I'm thinking you may be onto something. DN12 is going to have a hard time learning to fish if he/she thinks they live in the grass ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 25, 2020, 11:01:10 AM
This morning, about 6 AM, a good fly-in to the nest. DN12 picking at nestovers while a grackle bravely harasses. Closer to 10 AM, DN12 is once again feeding in the field, then spent a short time close to the stream bed in tall grass.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 25, 2020, 04:00:08 PM
Closer to noon today, DN12 was perched under the nest area on a snag (dead limb), then spent a short time with old bits of bone on the nest. There's video of a really nice fly-off and long glide to a tree perch at the stream. Still perching there at 4 PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 26, 2020, 07:03:23 AM
Nice fly off and long glide again this morning across the field. DN12 has already mastered the art of soaring. Blackbirds are so aggressive anytime DN12 goes airborne. It reminds me of an airforce fighter escort sailing across the field.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 26, 2020, 11:56:43 AM
Raleigh, perfect visual picture of DN12 and the airforce blackbird escorts! Back and forth several times this morning, with no new prey delivered. This could be fishing in the stream day. It's running pretty deep and fast from all the rain, so maybe over the weekend?  Watch and see.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 26, 2020, 07:52:13 PM
The R-W-BBs get braver and braver on the nest and in the field. Rewinding to 3 o'clock finds DN12 having a  field picnic in the rain. Keep watching to see the little bird land on DN12's back! Hilarious. There's a parent observing (scoring?) from the log pile. Later, our eagles perch in a stream tree. Looks like they may be settled in for the night.

Let me encourage DNN fans to go to the Decorah nest here in the Forum to read about SOAR's Ambassador Decorah, with video links. This is D20, aka Mr. Decorah. Now 6 years old and in mostly adult plumage.  Great story.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 27, 2020, 08:26:26 AM
About 7:30 to 8:00 this morning, DN12 has been on the nest for a while. Nothing doing for fresh food yet, so back to the stream trees.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 27, 2020, 08:27:47 AM
Meant to add a picture. Cattle in the mist must have distracted me!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 28, 2020, 12:03:10 PM
Sunday around daybreak, MrN (I think) brought prey to the nest, where DN12 was waiting. Prey was a bird of some kind. Didn't see feet or beak to identify.

Last chat for DNN this evening.

Hope the cameras stay on long enough for us to watch DN12 learning to fish from the stream. This season has been terrific in every way. Thanks to RRP and the eagles for such success. And the weather for lack of black flies!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 29, 2020, 09:56:44 AM
DN12 is on perching duty this morning.

Small brown and yellow songbird visited the nest about 8 AM on rewind.  Not a goldfinch (they are tiny with different feathering). Possibly a warbler, who knows?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 29, 2020, 04:01:50 PM
DN12 made a short visit to the nest at noon today and another at 2 PM. Slim pickings, but the landings and takeoffs are worth watching.

Parent is in a stream tree at 4 PM and many cattle were grazing below. Maybe feeding activity will commence at day's end.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on June 30, 2020, 07:53:33 AM
Is there anywhere DN12 can go where he is not being harassed by the RW Blackbirds and Grackles? Are the blackbirds actually nesting this late in the season, or just have an issue sharing the valley? DN12 seems to be oblivious to the dive bombing.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 30, 2020, 11:04:34 AM
R-WBBs and grackles are soooo much less hassle than the black flies! Seems to be nesting season for these smaller but very brave birds here in Iowa. Where I live, about 500 miles south, the grackles already have fledglings to feed.

Several years ago, parents on the other Decorah nest fed a crow to nestlings. Usually they don't bother with the small birds. Here at the North nest, they prey on pheasant and hawks now and then. Besides food, feathers make for soft nest material.


Today, brief visit to the nest for DN12 just after the color camera came on. Since then, perching in stream tree is the order for the day.

No sound means we have no signals of incoming eagles, cries for food, or cattle. Still, very, very grateful for the camera operators.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 30, 2020, 04:01:31 PM
Sound is back at the North site!  Thank you RRP.

At 4 PM, DN12 is on the log pile next to the stream.  Rewind a bit to catch glimpses on the ground amid the daisies, and through leafy branches. There's a parent in one of the stream trees, too.

D36, the youngest eaglet from the Decorah nest, has been banded, identified as a male, and is wearing a transmitter!  That means we will be able to track his travels like D27 and D24. Yipee!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on June 30, 2020, 07:26:37 PM
Quiet evening around the North's area. Parent in stream tree, cattle in the stream and on the banks. DN12 not in view, but not to worry.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 01, 2020, 07:27:23 AM
It's a pinkish daybreak at the North nest. DN12 brings little harassers to land about 5:30 AM. Pickings are very slim food-wise. The closeup at 6:00 AM includes calling by DN12 and the bull in the background, also the starling. Thanks for getting the sound back on, RRP. Eaglet and parent on the stream perches as I post at 7:30 AM.  HAGD y'all.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 01, 2020, 07:34:23 AM
The nesting period for the blackbirds must be early summer. I spend 10 days every year during late April and early May fishing up around Alma,Wisconsin. Always see the young eaglets in the nests in the area. Never saw the harassment by the blackbirds like we are seeing with DN12 this year. Actually looked like a blackbird rode in on the back of DN12 on his nest fly in this morning.
 I did make the mistake of returning for a few days of fishing last year in June. It was like trying to fish in a cloud of gnats. I thought the bugs were bad here in NC.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 01, 2020, 11:01:23 AM
Raleigh, the farther north you go, the worse the gnats, black flies, and mosquitoes. Google "Summer elk in Alaska" to see awful infestations. Elk stand in water like the cattle do in Decorah. Tough on the mammals and big birds, but these insects feed migratory birds bigtime.

A birder friend IDs this North nest visitor this week as a Great Crested Flycatcher.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 01, 2020, 01:31:16 PM
If that great crested fly catcher has gnats and black flies on his menu, he'll be as big as an eagle soon. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 01, 2020, 03:52:16 PM
Har-de-har, Raleigh.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 01, 2020, 03:59:22 PM
Take a look on rewind to about 3:30 PM. MrN drops off some kind of prey, DN12 lands hard as usual. When first eating the prey, DN12 appears to struggle with swallowing. Then in closeups, I think there's stringy stuff, like fishing line maybe, that DN12 is eating.

The prey is not a complete animal or fish, seems to be parts of both with some fur and some slick skin. Weird. 

I'm concerned enough that I sent the pics and an email to Amy at RRP just now. It's probably me being a fussy old lady, but I'd rather have someone who knows was more than me take a look.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 01, 2020, 07:15:54 PM
DN12 made a short nest visit at 6:30 PM. Nothing obviously wrong; calling loudly; flew back to the stream tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 02, 2020, 06:43:13 AM
That was a pretty scary looking shot of the prey STL. Sure did look like fishing line. Very happy to see the later post, and DN12 looking and acting like a healthy young eagle. Caught this shot this morning. From this angle it appears DN12 is sitting on his butt and relaxing his talons.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 02, 2020, 11:00:33 AM
DN12 looks OK this morning, too. Have not heard from Amy, but she has been very busy with banding and transmittering activity at the Decorah nest. Another eaglet "blinged up" this morning.

Nest visit earlier AM, DN12 seems to be OK. No food at the nest any more.  Come on, DN12, go fishing!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 02, 2020, 07:50:48 PM
Long day without any fresh food that I saw on the rewind.

3 PM, DN12 on a pasture branch near the nest.
4:30, DNF and MrN perched together on a stream tree. Ah, empty nest syndrome.
5:30, DN12 on the nest, picking at old bones
7:30, DN12 trolling for R-WBBs  (reminded me of the way alligator snapping turtles hunt, with a wormlike bit on their tongues, open mouth and wait for a fish to swim in)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: BrokenLug on July 03, 2020, 12:43:51 AM
Awesome screen caps of DN12 STLbf.
We're still moo cow watching.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 03, 2020, 12:25:53 PM
Hey, BL. So maybe DN12 was remembering the cowghetti from May while dangling a talon yesterday.

There's nothing but fur and old bones on the nest now. Stream fishing must come soon. It is running very fast and high right now. Parents probably know to wait for calmer water.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 04, 2020, 11:16:29 AM
Happy 4th of July to all our Forum friends from the Norths, together about 10:00 this morning. First row seats for the parade of cattle.

Earlier, DN12 was rearranging the nest furniture. Likely getting ready for the fish-be-que.

HAGD, and please turn the sound back on!   ::)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 05, 2020, 10:02:55 AM
DN12 spent a long while at the nest from just after daybreak. No food there and calling didn't result in a food drop. Parent in one of the stream trees. Same old, same old, and how nice to report "normality."
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 06, 2020, 07:19:20 AM
For DN12, doing the same thing over and over can yield different results! Early food drop with typical response = fish for breakfast.  Good start to another day for the Norths.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 06, 2020, 04:48:26 PM
Busy day at the North nest. Rewind to noon for a DNF food drop, DN12 lightning mantle, closeup devouring of a gray squirrel. DN12 has been been back and forth to the nest and a dead branch perch up and left of the nest. Great camera work!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 07, 2020, 11:37:16 AM
The pickings are slim and none at the nest early this morning, 7 AM. DN12 did some nestorations but didn't find food. All is quiet for now, close to noon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 07, 2020, 12:04:42 PM
I try to keep caught up on the rewind, but i think if anyone is going to catch DN12's first fishing trip, it will be you STL. Thanks for keeping up with the fledgling :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on July 07, 2020, 12:08:11 PM
Agreed.  Really appreciate the pics and updates, STL. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: izzysamlikeseagles on July 07, 2020, 01:11:56 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 07, 2020, 04:58:03 PM
Thanks for the kudos fellow Forum followers. Sure gives me something fun to do during these long weeks at home.

Izzy, good to know about the online auction.

This afternoon found DN12 near and on the nest. No feeding, but interesting as always to watch on the rewind. I think there's a new favorite perch, above and to the left of the nest as we are seeing the view. At 5:00, relocated to a stream tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 07, 2020, 05:02:03 PM
These are from the nest and ladder branch this afternoon. Must have rained at some time.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 07, 2020, 05:27:22 PM
Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on July 07, 2020, 07:30:24 PM
Yes, all great!  Loved the dangling foot. :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 08, 2020, 03:25:09 PM
Just another day for the Norths. No food at DN12's daybreak nest stop. About 11:00, a parent made a food drop with the expected results. The brunch menu included a large fish. DN12 and a parent returned to the stream trees after.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 09, 2020, 06:06:46 AM
Its interesting to see how aggressive DN12 attacks any meal that is brought by one of the parents. It makes you wonder when the parents actually get a chance to eat themselves, and at what point will the parents begin to defend their meal from DN12 to teach that life lesson. Hopefully we will be able to watch that first fishing trip, or first squirrel catch before DN12 leaves the nest area. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 09, 2020, 12:24:10 PM
Raleigh, the parent Norths sure do not bring their own meals to the nest! Like you, I hope we get to see DN12 learning to catch some prey. We know that the juvies eat lots of road kill and scavenge off other eagles to survive.

Nothing on the nest at 6 AM, but the 9 o'clock hour has lots of activity. Nest visit by DN12, then perching on that nearby branch, then fish drop by MrN (I think), with the expected DN12 mantle and breakfish. After, parent and juvie perch close together for a short time on a stream tree.  Cattle are in the water, and DN12 flew away.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 09, 2020, 12:31:46 PM
STL.....great catch with that shot of DN12 on the nest perch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 09, 2020, 03:29:56 PM
Thanks Raleigh. Rewind is such a benefit.

Shortly after 3:00, I'm checking on the Norths, and listening to the rainstorm, when I realized, the sound is back on! Yea!  Makes it much easier to know when to expect a nest approach when you can hear the calling.  Or when the little birds get quiet.

Would it be great to have a camera placed on the far side of the stream? The Norths spend lots of time there, and closeups are difficult from the nest location.  What do you-all think?
RRP, is it possible, with landowner permission?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 09, 2020, 06:58:13 PM
Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 10, 2020, 06:12:17 AM
Would love to see a camera down by the stream. Not only to catch all the action from the north nest, but all the other wildlife we have seen along that stream in the distance. Would have been great that time we had unidentified prey wash up, and the party of eagles feasting for a few days.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 10, 2020, 07:24:27 AM
About 7am local time, parent brought breakfish to the nest. The P deserves hazard pay.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 10, 2020, 10:30:35 AM
Raleigh, "mealassault" is a perfect name for food drop plus mantling! I'm pretty sure it was MrNorth this morning, based on the similar size comparison with  DN12. DNF is a really huge eagle, as are many females.

Anyhow, the nest seems to be the destination for food these days. The fish was alive and floppy. DN12 made short work of it. And still at the nest as I post, 10:30 AM.

Wish I could turn my head as easily and as far as DN12.   ;D

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 10, 2020, 05:19:09 PM
Before noon to 5:15 PM with the Norths:
DN12 teetering on that new favorite bouncy branch above & left of the nest.
Exploring the camera housing above the nest. Don't eat that!
Furry food drop at noon maybe by DNF, nice raccoon leg by the looks of the foot.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 10, 2020, 05:22:10 PM
DN12 spent most of the afternoon perching near the nest, then returned to one of the stream trees to hang out with a parent.

Just about 5:15 PM, a Northern flicker visited one of the pasture branches.

Happy evening everyone.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 11, 2020, 11:05:13 AM
DN12 spent the night on the nest. There was one early visit from a parent, but it wasn't a food drop and DN12's assault was half-hearted (no photo). Picking up sticks and perching for most of the morning so far, to 11 AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 11, 2020, 05:19:38 PM
DN12 spent time around the nest this afternoon 2:00 to 4:00 or so.

Waiting and calling at the nest got productive right around 5:00.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 12, 2020, 11:57:33 AM
Quiet Sunday morning at the North nest. Except for bull bellows. Nine AM nest visit, no food, perching in a stream tree, same old, same old. Not boring, just same.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 13, 2020, 06:38:07 AM
DN12 seems to perch quite often with the talons relaxed and hanging off the branch. I wonder if this is normal behavior, as I don't recall seeing that with other eagles. Maybe just a way to relax?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 13, 2020, 09:47:20 AM
Raleigh, I suspect that eagles perch often with a foot hanging over the edge. Looks like you said, a way to relax the perching muscles.

DN12 was on the Mating Branch just as cameras turned from B&W this morning, about 6 AM. Then to the nest for fishy leftovers, some calling, perching, and return to stream tree by about 7 AM. Nice gliding flight on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 13, 2020, 08:51:01 PM
Busy dinnertime for the Norths. Late afternoon, DN12 perching on the love branch, then to the nest for another raccoon (no food drop seen so could be old raccoon). Calling and a flyoff to prey in the field near the stream at about 6:30. Worth finding on the rewind! Interactions with a parent include DN12 defending the prey. Finally, the parent prevailed and DN12 returned to the nest briefly, then spent an hour on a pasture branch, still there at this posting almost 9 PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 14, 2020, 10:47:40 AM
Morning at the North nest --
Picking at nestover raccoon 5AM in B&W view.
Exploring large branches next to and supporting the nest.
Fending off RWBBs near the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 14, 2020, 10:51:08 AM
Returning to a stream tree didn't stop the annoying little birds from defending their own territories.

This time it's a bluejay, perched right above DN12's head in the photo, about 10:45 AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 14, 2020, 02:28:27 PM
Those little birds are gutsy. I work at a healthcare facility, and we had a complaint about birds dive bombing patients and visitors to the ER. Ends up it was a Mockingbird nest in a nearby bush. Federally protected, so nothing we could do about it but place a "beware of bird" sign and suggest helmets. ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 14, 2020, 04:58:09 PM
Helmets -- great idea. Be glad you didn't have geese!  Fortunately, the aggressive behavior around a nest lasts only a few weeks. I had a robin nest in a backyard lilac bush this summer. They weren't too bad, and only crabbed at me when the hatchlings were near fledging age.

Around 1 PM some good closeups of DN12. At 4:30-ish, a nice view of the nest and its branches that DN12 was exploring earlier today.

Haven't seen any new feeding today, so far. Juvies can go a day or more without food.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 14, 2020, 07:15:57 PM
It's raining on the Norths, 7 PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 15, 2020, 10:42:52 AM
Morning 9:00 to 10:45 or so, DN12 at the nest, picking at old prey, adjusting sticks. Back at the stream tree, the bluejay is close by.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 16, 2020, 12:19:30 PM
Misty morning, DN12 made a nest inspection at 6 AM or so. Nothing new. Perching in one of the favorite stream trees the rest of the morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 17, 2020, 10:20:36 AM
DN12 spent the night at the nest. There's a good fly-off just before the color came back on this morning. Since then, the stream tree has been a good perching spot.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 17, 2020, 11:45:16 AM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project

Virtual ATF Celebration Schedule

Our VATF will take place on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25. Here's what we have planned! These events will be broadcast on our website at www.raptorresource.org. Cross your talons for us and we hope to see you there! Feel welcome to leave questions below.

Friday, July 24

10:00: Welcome
10:30: Tour around the hatchery
12:00: Auction Update
1:00: Amy Ries: Thinking About Eagles
3:00: Decorah Eagles in the Classroom - Lori Carnes
4:30: Special DE Chat with events
6:00: Movie night! IPBS - Iowa Outdoors Eagle Tracking, Eagles of Decorah Viewing Event, and a segment of the PBS NOVA documentary - Eagle Power

Saturday, July 25

10:00: Welcome
10:30: MS Flyway Slideshow, RRP Mods - Tribute
12:00: Special DNN chat with events
1:00: Eagles & Owls with Neil Rettig & Dr. Laura Johnson
3:00: RRP Year In Review - John Howe
5:00: Sustainable Driftless documentary - Decoding the Driftless
6:00: Closing Remarks

(https://scontent.fapa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/109313093_3102844626418802_6399386786963249625_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=zn3DvxLV1Y4AX-LE3Gi&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-1.fna&oh=801d6d483da58776f00ec772e7f21040&oe=5F36B417)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 17, 2020, 05:11:21 PM
T40, thanks for posting ATF events here. Looking forward to everything!

Rewind to 11 AM to about 3 PM for food adventures at the North nest.

MrN brought a mystery animal, partially eaten already. Not squirrel, too big. Not raccoon, tail too short and all brown. Weasel maybe. Can you identify it?

MrN flew off and returned soon with a fish, which DN12 glomed onto and ate as fast as possible because MrN was working on the other carcass.

Couple closeup photos, then back to the stream trees.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 17, 2020, 05:19:11 PM
Continuing the food fest -- Dn12 consumes the fish while MrN picks at the mammal carcass.
DN12 reclaims the carcass as soon as the fish is gone and MrN leaves. DN12 hauls the remains all over the nest, then picks at twigs and foliage before flying back to the stream trees.

First I've seen parent and DN12 both feeding at the nest. DN12 hollered and mantled most of the time. It's a good lesson to learn feeding in groups.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 18, 2020, 11:43:43 AM
Saturday morning there was rain early. DN12 visits to the nest did not turn up any new food. Perching on a snag close to the stream -- maybe to watch the geese in the water.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 18, 2020, 03:43:07 PM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 18, 2020, 08:23:17 PM
Camera operators make the good pics possible!

Dinnertime nest visit (6 PM) turns up old, dry carcasses, so back to a stream tree. One of the parents is on the left with DN12 to the right.

Another nest visit with a good fly-in and calling but still nothing new for eating. DN12 perches near the nest at 8 PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 19, 2020, 10:41:16 AM
Sunday 6 AM (just past daybreak, notice how it's getting later), DN12 makes a visit to the nest, then a lovely glide back to the stream tree. Still there at 10:30. Seems like the RWBBs are less pesty. Probably their chicks have fledged.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on July 19, 2020, 11:09:57 AM
Always appreciate your pics and commentary, STL. They help when trying to catch up. DN12 is looking great!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 20, 2020, 04:05:23 PM
At Monday morning nest visits, first there was no new food, then there was! And I think it was DNF who delivered the partially eaten leg of a pretty good-sized mammal. Guessing the same species as the previous mystery critter. Long bones,  black feet with several toes and claws.

DN12 didn't come crashing to the nest right away, and I'm speculating that it's because DNF is bigger. Shortly after DN12 swallowed the whole length of leg, there was another food delivery, this time fish from MrN. DN12 flew nearby but didn't come to the nest, perhaps because so full of bones. Parent flew off with the fish, landed briefly below the nest, might have dropped the fish. Eagles back in the stream trees this afternoon.

At a limit of 4 attachments per post, you'll see two or more to cover the fun from 5 AM to 4 PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 20, 2020, 04:10:52 PM
More pics from Monday morning
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 21, 2020, 12:34:25 PM
Tuesday morning early, no new food at the nest. About 9:30, MrN brings two chunks of unknown red meat. Possibly one chunk and one fish. Rewind to watch a spectacular mantle in which DN12 blew up to double size!

Eating ensued as soon as MrN left. At about noon, MrN came back with more mystery meat. Is it parts of the same prey? You tell me.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 21, 2020, 04:10:37 PM
Much feeding of red meat going on this afternoon between about 1 and 2 PM. MrN even fed bits to DN12 when the mantling and hollering stopped for a moment.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 21, 2020, 04:13:09 PM
Mid-afternoon, and here's DN12 looking stuffed with a very full crop.
Then there was a brief rainstorm and DN12 returned to a stream tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 22, 2020, 10:26:21 AM
Wednesday morning from just before dawn to 10:30 AM, it's pretty quiet, no new food for DN12 even though MrN made a nest stop and our eaglet followed.

Question -- Do BEs tend to cross the same wing over the other when at rest, either lying down or perching? Like we tend to fold or cross our hands the same way. Right or left - handedness (wingedness). In the photo, DN12 has the right over left wingtip.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on July 22, 2020, 04:34:18 PM
Yesterday's DN12 with a nice ruff is a gorgeous pic.  Had to save it! 
Wow, that was a full crop.
Interesting question about the wing crossing.
Thanks, as always.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2020, 04:40:50 PM
Wonderful pics, STL....that crop!   :o
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 22, 2020, 05:32:07 PM
The camera operators at DNN are really finding some great shots.

Around noon on the rewind, watch MrN with new prey, small raccoon, on the nest. Eating and calling did not lure DN12 to lunch. Unusual, but DN12 was exploring the far side of the stream bed. Maybe found enough to eat there.

It's possible that both parents were at the nest, because they were also together perching in a stream tree late this afternoon. I think it's MrN who is looking kind of scruffy around the head and neck from scratching.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 22, 2020, 05:33:45 PM
Couple more pics from this afternoon.

SEDs everybody.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 23, 2020, 06:56:08 AM
Good rewind this morning. The entire family was on the nest briefly before the camera went to color.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 23, 2020, 08:24:14 AM
OK DN12 I know you're a real fast developer, but you need a few more years, a mate, and a nice nest cup first.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 23, 2020, 11:26:03 AM
Raleigh, definitely an entertaining morning, esp. before the color came on. Pretty unusual to have the whole family of 3 on the nest together this far into the season. Granted none of them was very comfortable together. Maybe because no masks!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 23, 2020, 11:30:05 AM
MrN returned for more raccoon, including major defurring.
DN12 was gathering sticks in the field at the same time. That's a skill needed, too. Rewind is better than a still pic.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on July 23, 2020, 01:59:26 PM
At around noon today, DNF was on the nest when an intruder tried to land (you could see its shadow as it flew over the nest).  DNF rushed at the intruder just as Mr. North came down from above.  There was a wild melee and then all three flew off.  This gif by JanJ on the Explore site captures the most active part of the event:

(https://i.gyazo.com/5210330e9a6dd17b7c7d30755a701b32.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 23, 2020, 04:02:39 PM
At around noon today, DNF was on the nest when an intruder tried to land (you could see its shadow as it flew over the nest).  DNF rushed at the intruder just as Mr. North came down from above.  There was a wild melee and then all three flew off.  This gif by JanJ on the Explore site captures the most active part of the event:

(https://i.gyazo.com/5210330e9a6dd17b7c7d30755a701b32.gif)

Thanks for posting, Ginger, and great capture by Jan!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 23, 2020, 04:33:24 PM
Thanks for the video of the intruder and reaction by the Norths. Happened really fast and hard to capture as still photo. Looked like a juvenile if the two defenders were MrN and DNF.

MrN brought a skunk carcass early afternoon. My pic times are probably wrong. Wonder if eagles have much sense of smell? DN12 came in and picked at it, but didn't stay long.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 24, 2020, 05:56:09 AM
Where was DN12 during the melee? Could the intruder be DN12, and this is a life lesson from mom and dad? At some point DN12 would need to learn that he is not entitled to food caught by others, including his parents.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on July 24, 2020, 10:48:13 AM
Where was DN12 during the melee? Could the intruder be DN12, and this is a life lesson from mom and dad? At some point DN12 would need to learn that he is not entitled to food caught by others, including his parents.

Raleigheagle -- My own opinion is that it was an intruder and not DN12.  I've never seen an eagle parent chase off one of their own offspring after fledge.  Also, earlier in the day I noted that both parents were vocalizing when Mr. North was on Yonder Branch and DNF was on the Ladder Branch and I wondered if there was an intruder in the area.  It's not uncommon for other eagles (both juvies and adults) to be in the area.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 24, 2020, 04:20:52 PM
Yearling juvenile could have been looking for food and smelled the skunk!  :P

I agree that the Norths wouldn't be chasing DN12 away this soon after fledge. There has been feeding activity on the nest this week! Pics posted a few days ago.

Other times of the year, when not mating or nesting season, BEs tolerate visitors.

Anyhow, DN12 has been working on the raccoon carcass this afternoon from about 2 PM to current time of 4:15 PM. Several closeups of the skull and a very long leg/foot. Rewind for details.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 24, 2020, 08:06:09 PM
About 5:00 PM, one parent was perching on the big deadfall by the creek. DN12 flew in to perch nearby. You might need to zoom to see DN12 because color is like the branches. No worries, parent flew to a tree after a few minutes.

Later, around 7:45, DN12 was back at the nest, alternately perching and picking at old nestovers.

More ATF activities Saturday via the Decorah site and the ATF tab on the main screen. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 25, 2020, 11:34:01 AM
DN12 has been perching in one of the favorite, dead, stream trees this morning.  Otherwise, all seems quiet on my rapid scan of the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 25, 2020, 07:30:15 PM
DN12 is perching in a stream tree this evening. Not the same tree as this morning. The eagles gave us plenty of time to enjoy the virtual ATF activities.

Did you catch the highlight video & pics from the North nest, streaming mid-day on the rewind? Great views, great memories of a great season at this nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 26, 2020, 12:08:39 PM
Sunday morning, about 7 AM nest time, good views of DN12 on a pasture branch, joined by a bluejay, then they watch a cattle parade. Short nest visit to pick at the old raccoon carcass.

Return to stream tree, another very short nest visit about 9 AM, and a return to the stream trees, where DN12 is still at noon.

Watching the scenes at Decorah North is more entertaining than watching baseball without fans. At least here, the sound is real when it is turned on.     ::)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 27, 2020, 12:27:35 PM
Monday morning, quiet around the North nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 27, 2020, 03:39:54 PM
Mid-afternoon, gaggle of Canada geese at the stream. DN12 has been perching in a stream tree not far away.

Geese are too big for a juvie to take as prey, but if there were goslings??
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 28, 2020, 10:36:18 AM
Quiet Tuesday morning, and all I can find is a parent perched in a stream tree at 10:30 AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 28, 2020, 04:32:16 PM
Rewind to about 2:30 PM to find DN12 in one of the stream trees, briefly. Then a flyoff to who knows where?  A very brave gray squirrel visited the nest at about 3:00. Could be a "dinner guest."
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 28, 2020, 04:33:58 PM
Bet you'd like to see, huh?   :-[
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 28, 2020, 07:21:30 PM
Early evening finds DN12 in the fat, double-trunk stream tree. Good to be quiet and peaceful.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 29, 2020, 04:44:01 AM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 29, 2020, 12:13:04 PM
DN12 spent most of Wednesday morning on or near the nest. No new food, but some really nice closeups to watch. The bugs seem absent today, so far.

One encounter with a bluejay soon after color came back on -- look in the very lower right corner of the nest when you hear the bluejay calling; DN12 is perched there, too, and moving around. No pic of this; it would be just a blur.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 29, 2020, 05:22:08 PM
Mid-afternoon, DN12 on a Left Tree branch for an encounter with a robin and some good closeups. Robin is harder to see than bluejays, but clear on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 29, 2020, 05:24:20 PM
Several close pics about 2:30 PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 29, 2020, 05:26:13 PM
About 3 PM, MrN makes a food drop with the expected action from DN12. It was a smallish fish.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 29, 2020, 05:29:44 PM
Late afternoon, DN12 watched a pretty exciting cattle parade from one of the pasture branches. Bluejay was there but too fast for a pic. About 5:00, back to a stream tree to await further developments.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on July 29, 2020, 05:34:32 PM
Terrific pics today, STL, but my favorite is beautiful DNN7 and the cattle parade!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 30, 2020, 06:27:44 AM
Agreed.....I always start off my morning by checking out what DN12 has been up to, and thanks to STL, I always get beautiful pictures.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 30, 2020, 11:26:49 AM
Thursday morning, lots of not much going on. DN12 started at a stream tree and was there at 11:15 AM. In between, a nest area visit but no new food. Daybreak light is always interesting.

Makes me happy that watchers enjoy the pics. Feel free to add yours, too!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 30, 2020, 11:34:58 AM
Thursday morning, lots of not much going on. DN12 started at a stream tree and was there at 11:15 AM. In between, a nest area visit but no new food. Daybreak light is always interesting.

Makes me happy that watchers enjoy the pics. Feel free to add yours, too!

Love the sunlight in that 2nd pic, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 30, 2020, 02:52:50 PM
Golden ghost-like.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on July 31, 2020, 06:49:16 AM
Beautiful Sunrise this morning
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 31, 2020, 10:36:47 AM
Gorgeous, Raleigh! Add that one to the calendar.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 31, 2020, 04:03:55 PM
No sign of any BEs today on the rewind; it's now 4 PM. Cam Op did find 2 killdeer at 1 PM. Amazing to even see something that small (robin sized) and well-camouflaged. I drew a ring around them. Go the the rewind -- you will see when they move.

Lots of killdeer where I live. They like bare, sandy, gravely ground and lay their eggs right on the ground, no nest. Surprising that the chicks survive.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on July 31, 2020, 07:52:47 PM
The adult BEs are back in camera range. 5 o'clock finds MrN in a stream tree, where he remains until almost 8 (posting time).

About 6 PM, DNF brings a large fish to the nest. She's been in the water. Eats some of it and leaves.

No sign of DN12, no calling, no squeeing. Maybe soaring, maybe visiting the other side of the tree line, who knows. The story continues . . .
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 01, 2020, 08:44:00 AM
Saturday morning, no showings of DN12. One parent in a stream tree from daybreak to just before 9 AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 01, 2020, 08:13:38 PM
BEs have been out of view all day. Parent returned to stream tree at 8 PM. Perhaps others are nearby.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 01, 2020, 11:35:26 PM
And the parents are both accounted for, in the stream tree just before the night camera comes on.  SEDS
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 02, 2020, 09:03:02 AM
The adults are in the same stream tree at daybreak. Cam ops searching the area, but no sightings of DN12 by 9 AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on August 02, 2020, 02:16:41 PM
Good to see Mr. and Mrs. So no sightings of DN12 since July 30, correct? Maybe taking a longer fly-about.  It sure would be great to see a visit back home, though.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 02, 2020, 11:36:20 PM
That's right, nanimal, July 30 was the last sighting of DN12. Possible that s/he will return; we can hope the camera ops keep looking for a few more days.

Sunday evening, MrN & DNF are back in the same stream tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on August 03, 2020, 08:49:07 AM
Sure hope DN12 makes a return. We all knew the day was coming when he/she would be leaving the area. Now every young eagle i see along the Mississippi, I'll be wondering if its DN12. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 03, 2020, 09:25:25 AM
DN12 absence makes us wish banding & transmittering was easier/cheaper!

 MrN came to the nest around 6 AM to pick at old carcass & nestovers. He's looking a bit rough around the head and neck from scratching at fly bites. New feathers will grow in soon, probably started already.

Stream trees are reliable perches for the parents.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 03, 2020, 08:35:36 PM
Little activity on view from the Norths today. Ducks in the stream at 6:30 PM. One parent in a stream tree at 8 PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 04, 2020, 11:52:45 AM
Nothing to see here so far today.  The Flyway site usually has something interesting to watch. It's much more diverse than the BE camera areas.

HAGD, remember to vote if you have an election today, and please be safe.

One of my favorite things about this Forum and the Chats at RRP is that everyone is very considerate and kind. If only we ran the world . . .    ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on August 04, 2020, 04:29:11 PM
Here's an end of season video that GailM posted on the Explore site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjwsnHZJ6nY
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 04, 2020, 05:02:28 PM
Here's an end of season video that GailM posted on the Explore site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjwsnHZJ6nY

Thanks for the video, Ginger....wonderful video from GailM!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on August 04, 2020, 09:26:49 PM
Ginger, thanks very much for sharing Gail's video.  It was wonderful! So many fabulous shots and video clips to help us remember the season.  I'm glad I didn't see "Hold on Tight" in real time - I would have been a wreck! So fly free forever little DN11 and safe travels to beautiful DN12 as you begin your eagle journey. Many thanks to all who contribute here.  I'm already looking forward to the next season with The Norths!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 04, 2020, 10:01:34 PM
Does RRP officially declare dispersals? DN12 appears to be gone from the North nest area. Today, the parents were absent also. The nest surface is pretty clean, ready for whatever ensues.

Thanks for the videos and photos to remember this season! It's great to have a successful eaglet here.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on August 05, 2020, 01:17:53 PM
Wow, what a great tribute. I'm already missing the meal assaults. Brought a big smile to my face remembering him trying to unzip that first fish. Always seemed to be ahead of the development curve.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 05, 2020, 04:28:30 PM
Yes, Raleigh, the single chicks at the north nest seem to develop early and aggressively. Did you watch last year? DN9 attacked food just like DN12. Because of the early June  fledge and time at SOAR, we learned that DN9, a female, was underweight so possibly always very hungry. Here are photos from May 21 and May 30, 2019. You might be able to find videos at the RRP archive or on YouTube.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 05, 2020, 04:35:05 PM
Today at the North nest area, things are eagle-less, but still interesting. Canada geese spent all afternoon puttering around the stream on kind of an island with a point in the middle of the water.

And in a deadfall that hangs over the stream, where DN12 liked to perch soon after fledge, the camera operator found a medium-sized bird that I'm pretty sure is a belted kingfisher. It's right in the center of the picture.  Gray, white, & black with a big, long bill that you can see on rewind better than in the still pic. Time is maybe 1:30 PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on August 06, 2020, 06:15:15 AM
Yes STL, I followed DN9 last year as well. Always a surprise as to what prey might show up in the nest:)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 06, 2020, 04:17:40 PM
You are right about the wide menu of prey at this nest. Let's hope the variety will help DN12 from going hungry as the adventure continues.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on August 07, 2020, 06:54:53 AM
Been checking the rewind every morning. Truly the empty nest syndrome now :( I am thankful that DN12 extended the season this year by allowing us to watch him develop after the fledge. Looking forward to the next chapter with Mr. North and DNF. Many thanks again to the camera operators. I'm sure they go through a lot of boring time to capture those once in a lifetime shots, although I have told many close friends that I would love to retire and monitor cameras for RRP.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 07, 2020, 10:38:58 AM
 Cam ops are special people with an eye for detection, and loads of patience.  Go for it Raleigh!!

Can we start a lobby for a camera on the far side of the stream in 2021? Wonder how that would be powered? Solar panel like at the Flyway?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on August 07, 2020, 03:35:24 PM
There was a juvie that flew past the nest this morning at around 11:04 a.m.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/15d0e75f205a54a9a03a9fa9a27603d733c54871b5d33ec191d02b823c63d9bb.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 07, 2020, 03:41:40 PM
Wow! Great catch, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on August 07, 2020, 03:50:19 PM
STL -- I have to confess that someone else on the Explore.org chat board saw it first and then I watched it in rewind.   :D 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 08, 2020, 01:48:30 AM
Most of my pics are from rewind also!  Here's one of the parents back in the stream tree above the deadfall this evening.

My picture capture is the Snipping Tool in Windows 7 on a PC, so fairly primitive.

To get less blurry shots like fly-ins or take-offs, this technique might work with the rewind:
screen capture with whatever you use.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 08, 2020, 02:02:11 AM
Well, the auto-numbering feature in the message box doesn't work very well.  :(

Try this to get zeroed in on just the video frame where you want to take a screen shot:

1. Get your screen capture/photo program ready to take a capture/pic.
2. Stop the video rewind as close as possible to the action you want to capture.
3. Tap the comma key over and over to move the video frame by frame (cel by cel) to the best appearance.
4. Tap the period key over and over to move frame by frame in the other direction.
5. Take the capture/pic.

Does that work for your system?  I can use it at both the Decorah and Decorah North nest video stream.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 08, 2020, 08:27:09 PM
It has been a mostly perching day.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on August 09, 2020, 07:57:03 AM
Thanks so much for sharing that info STL. I use the snipping tool as well, and I was wondering how you managed to get such clear photos. I went out and bought an expensive white lens for a canon camera a few years back to catch good eagle shots when I am fishing the Mississippi each spring. The photos captured on RRP sure make catching great shots easier than what I go through. I wouldn?t trade seeing them in person for anything though.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 09, 2020, 11:33:00 AM
Raleigh, you're welcome for the sharp-shot technique. Most of the time, I don't need it, but for those highly active shots . . . And I wonder if the camera operators ever look at our posts. They'd be proud of their work.

I'd love to see the Iowa eagles in person, too. Probably never happen, but I do have local eagle nests where I live, along the Mississippi River and near some smaller rivers, too. We do not have natural lakes in the area, but quarry lakes make good nesting sites. Live action viewing requires good binoculars.  Like many sports, the views are way better on TV or a live-stream!

Today's stunning shot is the sky at daybreak. No birds in evidence.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 09, 2020, 11:39:15 AM
And here's the photo.

Locally, songbirds seem to have disappeared, and it's way too early for migration. Our Conservation Dept says many birds molt right after their young become independent, and they stay out of sight while new feathers are growing. The raptors do not molt all feathers at once. Lots of info at RRP about their process.

Hummingbirds are passing through for much entertainment. And monarch butterflies like my swamp milkweed in particular. Time to search for caterpillars.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 09, 2020, 04:25:09 PM
Cattle coming onto the field about 3:30. Another day with little excitement.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 09, 2020, 05:04:01 PM
And here's the photo.

Locally, songbirds seem to have disappeared, and it's way too early for migration. Our Conservation Dept says many birds molt right after their young become independent, and they stay out of sight while new feathers are growing. The raptors do not molt all feathers at once. Lots of info at RRP about their process.

Hummingbirds are passing through for much entertainment. And monarch butterflies like my swamp milkweed in particular. Time to search for caterpillars.

STL, this is a beautiful pic!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 09, 2020, 07:37:22 PM
Thanks, Lisa. My lucky beauty shot brought to us by the cam ops & Mother Nature.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 10, 2020, 07:03:40 AM
See that white speck in the stream tree? That's one of the North parents. There since very early AM when cam was on night view.  Happy Monday, everyone.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on August 10, 2020, 07:29:13 AM
Wow, you'd probably miss that dot of a white head unless you're trained like us, to spot eagles anywhere! ;)  I agree with Lisa - the sunrise pic is gorgeous. Thanks STLbf.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 10, 2020, 10:52:10 AM
Farm country produces some amazing sunrises and sunsets. I think it's the dust in the air from plowing and harvesting, etc. Love the colors and the big, wide views.  Do you watch the Flyway?  All kinds of beauty there.

The phrase, "eagle-eyed" refers to the eagles' superior vision, but it also means us people who can spot tiny objects when we know what to look for, as you said, nanimal.  I'm a retired technical editor and used to refer to myself as an eagle-eyed nit-picker when asked to describe my job.

Here's a starling that was on the nest just before this closeup.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on August 11, 2020, 09:00:35 AM
Looks like we have an Osprey in the stream tree this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on August 11, 2020, 10:15:20 AM
Nice - an osprey!
STLbf, I turn on the flyway cam during Decorah's shutdown for repairs. It's beautiful there and fun to watch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 11, 2020, 10:45:40 AM
Yes, an osprey, and it brought prey to the branch. Ospreys eat mainly fish, and this looks like a sizeable one.  Bird is still there at almost 11 AM.

Earlier, 6 AM, there was a little brown bird puttering around the nest, too blurry for a picture.

Bull bellowing in the morning fog is kind of creepy and echo-y.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 11, 2020, 01:30:48 PM
The osprey flew away about 1 PM. Panning camera found a large brown bird perched behind some leaves in another tree. The osprey again? No. It's one of the parents; at least it's an adult bald eagle. Stay tuned.  I'm sure you know who I was hoping to see!   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on August 11, 2020, 01:41:45 PM
You got my hopes up for a late DN12 sighting. Nice seeing that Osprey though.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 12, 2020, 12:22:29 PM
The only creature found so far today on rewind is a cow resting near the stream. No photo!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 13, 2020, 11:42:45 AM
One of the parents was in a stream tree at daybreak today.  Otherwise quiet so far, almost noon.

Need some really good news?  Go to the Decorah Forum page to read an article about the very recent judicial decision to keep protections for migratory birds. Posted today or yesterday.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 13, 2020, 02:05:46 PM
BEs must be far away. At 2 PM, there's a Great Blue Heron in one of the stream trees, preening without a care in the world.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on August 13, 2020, 11:20:53 PM
A young American Robin briefly visited the Ladder Branch this morning.  As I was taking some snips in rewind, I realized that it cast two pellets.  I had no idea that robins did that.  I Googled and didn't find them on the list of birds that cast pellets although I did find a photo of a European Robin casting a pellet.  Here's a slo-mo video I recorded of our robin.  Watch for the pellet casting at 0:33 and 1:46.

https://youtu.be/qpPQZIOql-s

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on August 14, 2020, 06:32:37 AM
With things slow around the DNN nest right now, thought I would share a feeding from an eastern bluebird. I keep a feeder of meal worms on the deck, which keeps them coming year round. There were three broods in the nest box this year.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 14, 2020, 06:45:18 AM
Ginger - Thanks for sharing your video!

Raleigh - Great pic!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on August 14, 2020, 08:07:26 AM
A young American Robin briefly visited the Ladder Branch this morning.  As I was taking some snips in rewind, I realized that it cast two pellets.  I had no idea that robins did that.  I Googled and didn't find them on the list of birds that cast pellets although I did find a photo of a European Robin casting a pellet.  Here's a slo-mo video I recorded of our robin.  Watch for the pellet casting at 0:33 and 1:46.

https://youtu.be/qpPQZIOql-s

Our mod on the Explore.org site pointed out that these appeared to be seeds and provided this link that has photos and more info. about a robin regurgitating undigested seeds:  https://www.featheredphotography.com/blog/2017/05/07/american-robin-a-new-behavior-for-me/
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 14, 2020, 10:07:54 AM
Eagle sightings are getting fewer as summer advances. One of the adults was in a stream tree early this morning. No photo; we all know what the distant white dots look like!

Ginger, great catch of the young robin. I didn't know they cast or regurgitated seeds either.

 So much to learn here and from all the RRP sites. And SOAR, Audubon, Cornell, Explore. A wealth of resources for us, for teachers, for students of all ages.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 16, 2020, 08:09:04 AM
Not for certain, but looks like a juvenile RTH and a hummingbird? 

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50232541041_8ebe7f17a1_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 16, 2020, 11:35:56 AM
Lisa, great pic of the Red Tailed Hawk juvie and the hummingbird! You must have a fast camera to catch the hummer clearly in flight.

Earlier, there were goldfinches in the thistles below the nest tree, but too blurry for a pic. Also killdeer on the ground with the RTH, too fast and tiny for my Snipping Tool.

By about 9:30 AM, the RTH was perching in a stream tree. Pretty sure it's the same juvie.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 16, 2020, 12:55:04 PM
Lisa, great pic of the Red Tailed Hawk juvie and the hummingbird! You must have a fast camera to catch the hummer clearly in flight.

Earlier, there were goldfinches in the thistles below the nest tree, but too blurry for a pic. Also killdeer on the ground with the RTH, too fast and tiny for my Snipping Tool.

By about 9:30 AM, the RTH was perching in a stream tree. Pretty sure it's the same juvie.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 18, 2020, 10:41:25 AM
Red tailed hawk perching in a stream tree for a while early this morning. Perhaps it flew away when the 2 great blue herons arrived.  No sign of eagles so far today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 18, 2020, 07:45:48 PM
Osprey, great blue heron, cattle doing their thing this afternoon and evening. The area is active with or without our BFFs the Norths. Today, it's without.  Vegetation is really lush because of abundant rain and mostly moderate temperatures here.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on August 18, 2020, 08:14:58 PM
Nice pics, STL.  DNN did have a lot of rain in the spring but it's getting pretty dry now.  The stream is quite low.  I hope they get some rain soon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 19, 2020, 12:15:58 PM
Ginger, you are right about the stream getting low. I think that makes for easier and safer fishing for eagles and other big birds.

This morning, the cam ops finally got a goldfinch to sit still in a good spot for a pic.    ;)
And eagle back in a stream tree.

The derecho storm last week spared the Decorah nests; we can be most thankful for that.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 20, 2020, 10:32:15 AM
Thursday morning, more birds, including MrN checking out his nest garden before the color camera re-opens.
A wren visits the nest in the blurry misty AM.
Great Blue Heron hunting the stream area.
Have you ever seen an oriole nest? The cam ops found one near the nest, not exactly sure where, but there it is. Beautiful, intricate creation.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on August 20, 2020, 03:10:16 PM
Nice collection today, STL, and even Mr. N. Thanks. Have always been fascinated by Oriole nests, well actually, most bird nests generally.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 21, 2020, 01:14:02 PM
This morning, Friday, it's back to eagle business, kinda between 7 and 9 AM on the rewind.
One adult in a stream tree; one adult & one sub-adult around the stream banks; one adult, one sub, several cows (and returns to branches for the adult and flyoff for the sub). Most likely the adult is one of the Norths. The sub has too much white to be DN12. Very little competition between the eagles so it must be the calm season.

Do you remember "one hen; one hen, two ducks; one hen, two ducks, three squawking geese" (and so on) a parody of the 12 days of Christmas? Google "Jerry Lewis sound check" to hear it up to 10 somethings.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 21, 2020, 01:21:16 PM
Here's where the cattle show up and the eagles vacate their space.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on August 21, 2020, 05:49:31 PM
Nice pics, STL.  It was fun to watch.  I think the adult was DNF.  When she dove down to the stream she caught a fish and that's what the subadult was after.  DNF chased it off several times.

I was just watching a Turkey Vulture in the pasture to the left of the nest tree.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1ab59c62b207b039f550d4c998b61ce07b74eda02e72b1889751d4e39f3c013c.jpg?w=800&h=395)

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf63e463bdc64458a11e705386395bc36591329625a7c1e2b5e140684dfe7f2a.jpg)

And then two Osprey were seen briefly on the Brush Pile Tree.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cd740e7997400a2caffccbabc77c3c80e9b00fd02ce2ecf6985df418678b99ed.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 22, 2020, 10:31:58 AM
OMG, Ginger, what great pictures!  And I was off watching the TV news.

This morning about 10 AM (Saturday) got some watching of a male Baltimore oriole collecting bugs then going to its nest. Location is just above the North's nest. So I suspect that the orioles built the nest after DN12 left and things quieted down. Haven't seen the female; she is probably sitting on eggs or brooding chicks.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 22, 2020, 02:19:48 PM
STL and Ginger, thanks for the great pics  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 22, 2020, 08:12:18 PM
BE in a stream tree at 4 PM and through the evening, still there at 8 PM.  I'm guessing it's DNF.

This is the Brush Pile Tree, mentioned by Ginger 52. It doesn't appear on the DNN Branch ID map that I printed last year.  Good name, works for me!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on August 23, 2020, 09:54:36 AM
August 23, 2020

Finally after weeks of being apart they are together on the Stream Tree. I heard them having a morning conversation.

Mr came to the nest for a look around he still looks a little ragged.

Then we had aliitle  Rose-breasted Grosbeak eating away on the hemp seads.

And a Beautiful sunrise coming through the fog.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on August 23, 2020, 11:09:04 AM
August 23, 2020

fun watching today

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 23, 2020, 11:11:05 AM
Great pics, KRD and STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 23, 2020, 12:01:13 PM
Thanks for the photos, KRD! Nice to see the North pair really together this morning, even through the fog.

I was thinking the female bird feeding in the nest branches around 8 AM was a Baltimore oriole. But that beak looks kind of heavy for an oriole. Will have to look at the Cornell guide again.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 23, 2020, 12:10:24 PM
KRD, you are right! The female bird is indeed a rose breasted grosbeak. So, posting my renamed pics, and comparison pics from the Cornell guide.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 23, 2020, 12:13:55 PM
Here are the correct photos.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 23, 2020, 12:17:16 PM
The Baltimore oriole male was back feeding 9:30 or so today. He's very acrobatic, and entertaining to watch on the rewind. Hard to catch with a good pic.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on August 23, 2020, 10:03:57 PM
around 8pm, dn12 or unknown juvie? a juvie was sitting next to dnf and then moved to an upper left branch. appeared they lost their balance and fell towards dnf who attacked, followed by mr who was perched up and to the right and bombed juvie. if dn12, why would they attack? if another juvie, why was it sitting right next to dnf? anyone else see this differently?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on August 24, 2020, 06:38:56 AM
More action this morning with two Juvies and adult battling around the stream. Possibly some carrion washed up that they are fighting over?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 24, 2020, 07:31:09 AM
More action this morning with two Juvies and adult battling around the stream. Possibly some carrion washed up that they are fighting over?

Thanks for the heads-up, Raleigh!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on August 24, 2020, 09:55:42 AM
August 24, 2020

Fun Morning

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on August 24, 2020, 10:13:37 AM
August 24, 2020

I think 1 of these is DN12

I was looking at the neckline and believe it is DN12
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 24, 2020, 11:45:52 AM
Adventures by the stream on Monday morning! Now that the water level is lower and nesting season is over, this a a popular spot for more eagles, that's for sure. Wouldn't it be great if they all had bands & transmitters & nametags?

See my lines of turquoise pointing from left to right aimed at eagles in the foggy air. They are really hard to see in this "thick" air from so far away.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 24, 2020, 12:47:18 PM
I took a few screen shots earlier when one of those juvies were down on the broken tree by the stream. 
Maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me, but it sure looked like it was banded on the left leg.  I know its hard to see from my pics, but I swear I see something shiny and silver.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50263409588_9c2926bbfb_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50264250477_70dbe8513f_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 24, 2020, 05:28:50 PM
Lisa, it would be great to have D35 show up in the North's area.  Wonder if the tracking could tell us? I don't know if we can see the pings on the same day. Early this morning the map was showing from AUG 16th.  Hope someone asks about tracking the Ds during the last-camera day chats on the 29th.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 24, 2020, 05:50:25 PM
Lisa, it would be great to have D35 show up in the North's area.  Wonder if the tracking could tell us? I don't know if we can see the pings on the same day. Early this morning the map was showing from AUG 16th.  Hope someone asks about tracking the Ds during the last-camera day chats on the 29th.

I did not see any transmitter on the juvie in my pic, but like I said I swear I saw something shiny on its left leg.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on August 24, 2020, 08:19:17 PM
around 8pm, dn12 or unknown juvie? a juvie was sitting next to dnf and then moved to an upper left branch. appeared they lost their balance and fell towards dnf who attacked, followed by mr who was perched up and to the right and bombed juvie. if dn12, why would they attack? if another juvie, why was it sitting right next to dnf? anyone else see this differently?

Monarch -- those are the exact same questions that I have. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on August 24, 2020, 08:32:08 PM
Here's a video by Lizzy G Eaglespirit of this morning's activities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT6P21kJB3Q

There were actually 3 intruders.  If you start watching at about 5:24 you'll see 2 juvies and then one flies off to the left as a 3rd flies in from the right.  The 2 that are flying are partially hidden by the streambank but you can see the wings.

I think it was DNF at the stream and it looked to me like she was eating a fish.

Lisa -- Can you tell us at what time stamp in the video you thought you saw a band on the left leg?

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: BrokenLug on August 24, 2020, 08:53:39 PM
Lisa, it would be great to have D35 show up in the North's area.  Wonder if the tracking could tell us? I don't know if we can see the pings on the same day. Early this morning the map was showing from AUG 16th.  Hope someone asks about tracking the Ds during the last-camera day chats on the 29th.

Because I've sworn myself to never disclose the private location of the DNN and I totally respect this for the Eagles, land owners and RRP. Of the "Souths" tracked by RRP, all I can say for sure is D24 once visited very near the DNN on 08/23/16.

I believe the "D's" backpack GPS ping intervals are filtered back at the Eagle Valley mother ship for less map clutter. Over a 24hr period 6 waypoints in a 24 hr period I've seen previously numerous times.
So I believe the D's solar powered gps backpacks are set to 'send' out a ping every 4 hrs.
Being a ground based 2 footer gps toting hiker I could not walk a straight line between point A & B for 4 hours if I had the worlds longest, straightest level runway.

The reason I mention this is the Eagles do not Fly in perfectly straight lines between point A & B either.

I'm very sure they visit places in between the 4 hourly pings.   8) 8) 8)
 
So it's very possible for the South kids to visit the Norths.   :)   8)

D36's 1st track North on 08/14/20 went about 6 miles west of the DNN.

The DNN resides on a mighty fine IA trout stream.
I've waded there myself, even got my krill full there one misty morn and yes there where eagles squeeing at me to leave many moons ago.

Shit, 1982,  I left 2 trout on this very pasture as homage.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on August 24, 2020, 09:16:15 PM
BL -- We actually saw D24 on the cam the day he visited DNN and RRP confirmed it.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: BrokenLug on August 24, 2020, 09:37:02 PM
G52, No way, really, I'm floored by that ..

PM me that footage if you have it or if any one U know has it. 

Like I said a point & line on a map doesn't mean I wasn't on MpMoms roof eating Salmon.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: BrokenLug on August 24, 2020, 10:27:59 PM
I don't know Ginger about all of these Decorah kids running amok in North America ..

But it sure makes Pip & I smile. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 25, 2020, 05:25:32 AM
Here's a video by Lizzy G Eaglespirit of this morning's activities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT6P21kJB3Q

There were actually 3 intruders.  If you start watching at about 5:24 you'll see 2 juvies and then one flies off to the left as a 3rd flies in from the right.  The 2 that are flying are partially hidden by the streambank but you can see the wings.

I think it was DNF at the stream and it looked to me like she was eating a fish.

Lisa -- Can you tell us at what time stamp in the video you thought you saw a band on the left leg?

Ginger, in Lizzy's video I first noticed it around 29:49-29:50, but the other two times I noticed it she does not have that footage in her video, and those are the pics that I captured when it was sitting on that branch. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on August 25, 2020, 08:34:28 AM
Here's a video by Lizzy G Eaglespirit of this morning's activities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT6P21kJB3Q

There were actually 3 intruders.  If you start watching at about 5:24 you'll see 2 juvies and then one flies off to the left as a 3rd flies in from the right.  The 2 that are flying are partially hidden by the streambank but you can see the wings.

I think it was DNF at the stream and it looked to me like she was eating a fish.

Lisa -- Can you tell us at what time stamp in the video you thought you saw a band on the left leg?

Ginger, in Lizzy's video I first noticed it around 29:49-29:50, but the other two times I noticed it she does not have that footage in her video, and those are the pics that I captured when it was sitting on that branch.

Thanks for taking a look, Lisa.  Maybe we'll get another opportunity.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 25, 2020, 08:41:15 AM
Here's a video by Lizzy G Eaglespirit of this morning's activities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT6P21kJB3Q

There were actually 3 intruders.  If you start watching at about 5:24 you'll see 2 juvies and then one flies off to the left as a 3rd flies in from the right.  The 2 that are flying are partially hidden by the streambank but you can see the wings.

I think it was DNF at the stream and it looked to me like she was eating a fish.

Lisa -- Can you tell us at what time stamp in the video you thought you saw a band on the left leg?

Ginger, in Lizzy's video I first noticed it around 29:49-29:50, but the other two times I noticed it she does not have that footage in her video, and those are the pics that I captured when it was sitting on that branch.

Thanks for taking a look, Lisa.  Maybe we'll get another opportunity.

I hope so  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on August 25, 2020, 08:51:51 AM
BL -- Here's the video RRP provided of the visit to DNN by D24 in 2016.  You can't tell much from it, but here's RRP's description:

D24 visited the Decorah North Nest! While we have redacted the coordinates, we did catch his visit on video. Thanks to Sherri Elliott for the heads up. While we only see the two from a distance, it is a real treat to see D24 show up here! To learn more about these eagles, visit http://bit.ly/1MR4fCw and http://bit.ly/1SDIZXs.

At the beginning of the video, the first juvenile bald eagle flies in (we don't know who is DN1 and who is D24). 53 seconds later,  it flies off to the right. 6 seconds later, a second juvenile bald eagle flies in from the left lands on the pasture branch (it is easy to see the fly-in, but hard to see it sitting). Five seconds after that, the 1st eagle flies in from the right, circles around, and flies off over the pasture. 16 seconds later, the second bald eagle flies off the pasture branch to the right and circles around to the left of screen.

So how do we know it is D24? We are tracking D24 and D25 with transmitters and D24's transmitter indicated he paid a visit here. We are very excited about it!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLXo9hVLxPc
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 25, 2020, 10:39:39 AM
Tuesday morning, back to the male oriole perching and feeding above the nest. Watch him on the rewind to see how he grasps a leaf, turns it over, and picks at whatever is on the underside.

I will miss oriole fledglings here when the cameras turn off.

Do the cam ops have new software this week? The views are softer and the light is different, both on long distance and close up. Does anyone here on the Forum know? I don't want it to be a change in my vision!   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on August 25, 2020, 01:46:08 PM
It's not you, STL.   ;D

My understanding is that when the mic went out a few days ago, that meant 2 of the cams went out as well.  There are 4 cams:  Pasture, 4K, 2K, Samsung (old cam).  The only cams working right now are the Pasture cam and the 2K.  The 4K, which is NOT working, is the one with the most vivid colors (close up anyway).  The other day during a visit from the Baltimore Oriole when all cams were working, there was a cam switch.  Here are snips that show the difference in color intensity.  As far as I know that's the only reason the colors are softer now.

Not sure which cam this is.
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4K cam that's no longer working.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 25, 2020, 08:01:52 PM
Thanks for the camera info, Ginger. I loved that blue background with the oriole and leaves. It would have made a photo worth framing if the bird had been in front of the leaves.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: BrokenLug on August 25, 2020, 11:09:55 PM
Thank you for the video of D24 visiting the North nest Ginger.  ;D
All I knew was he was nearby the area on that date, but I didn't know that RRP had confirmed he had actually visited the DNN.  8)  8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on August 26, 2020, 08:47:24 AM
Appears an owl/osprey(?) tried to bomb dnf about 7:55am. She took a big swat at it and it flew off.

updated....guess I stopped video too soon.....it came back a few times.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on August 26, 2020, 10:30:32 AM
Monarch -- I thought it looked like a hawk or possibly an osprey, but I can't tell for sure.  I didn't think it flew like an owl.  Here's a video I recorded of the encounter.

https://youtu.be/PczoQUAptmA
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 26, 2020, 10:58:46 AM
Missed the encounter between BE and other bird -- will see on rewind and the video posted here by Monarch.

Photo of oriole nest from about 7AM, during panning of the area under the eagle nest. It's in a small tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 26, 2020, 11:45:18 AM
About the bird encounter this morning -- My guess is that it was either a great horned owl or a barred owl. Looks like the legs are heavily feathered and hanging down, wings and tail quite rounded. GHO is double the weight of a barred owl, so closer to size of the eagle.  Compare to osprey & red tailed hawk. 

All four Photos taken from Google search.

RRP's facebook page or the commenters at Explore have more expertise than I do! What do they say?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on August 27, 2020, 09:05:13 AM
STL -- I asked our Explore mod for her opinion.  She said:

"I really don't know. The color is just too washed out and view was too far away after the first pass. I'm sure there was more color on the underside and tail of that bird than all white, you could kind of see some of it at the end of the first pass.
I can't figure why a hawk would be harassing at this time of the year. Osprey might make sense since they had been sitting over there and maybe fishing from that location recently" 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 27, 2020, 12:02:14 PM
Ginger, Thanks for the added information about the intruder. We'll never know.

A camera on that side of the stream would sure be helpful in getting better views of the eagles and other creatures. Wonder about a power source in that location.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 27, 2020, 03:21:40 PM
Noontime pic of several crows hopping after insects, I expect, in the field near the stream.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 28, 2020, 12:26:28 PM
That tiny white dot is a person walking along the stream on the field side, now, at 12:30 PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 28, 2020, 05:05:48 PM
Thistles are ripening seeds now, and the goldfinches love them. Here's a male dining in the weeds under the BE nest, this afternoon about 4:30.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 29, 2020, 11:01:53 AM
Quiet morning, eagles-wise, at the North nest and environs. A chipmunk has been stocking up on the bounty in the area under the nest. See on rewind about 8 AM.

Today is the last day for live cam views here until Fall. Thanks to RRP, the cam operators, and all on the Chat and here in the Forum. Sharing and commenting has helped me through all the stay-at-home months, and I hope all of you, too.

The Flyway camera stays on, as does the Chat there, so maybe we'll meet up with the waterfowl and eagles for the migration.

Take care, stay safe, be healthy.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 29, 2020, 07:56:03 PM
Mid-afternoon, a goldfinch dining on thistle and hemp under the nest.

We'll be looking for new adventures with the Norths when the cameras come back on this fall.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on August 29, 2020, 08:00:35 PM
Here's a teaser for the Flyway camera if you haven't visited this very varied vista yet.

Sandhill cranes are gathering for migration, and when they do, they sing and dance.

American white pelicans perform synchronized flying and feeding formations.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on September 29, 2020, 09:51:07 PM
From RRP Facebook page:

Welcome back, everyone! We will be turning on cameras at the Decorah and Decorah North nests on Mon, October 5 at noon Central time. Our Decorah moderators will be celebrating with a special one-hour chat to launch the new season. We hope you can join us at our website: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/ and https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/ or at explore.org  I think you are going to love John's new cameras and microphones!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on September 30, 2020, 04:40:42 AM
Thanks, Ginger  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on September 30, 2020, 09:41:31 AM
Thanks, Ginger  :)

You're welcome, Lisa.  Every day I've been hoping the cams would get turned on soon, so this is good news indeed!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on September 30, 2020, 09:49:15 AM
Thanks, Ginger  :)

You're welcome, Lisa.  Every day I've been hoping the cams would get turned on soon, so this is good news indeed!

Ginger, me too!   :)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on September 30, 2020, 11:48:55 AM
Counting down to Oct 5 with joy!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 06, 2020, 11:28:38 AM
And here we are back! Beautiful red dawn and super closeups -- great views from the new cameras already. Come on, Eagles.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Arcadia on October 06, 2020, 03:20:10 PM
STL thank you for the pictures. I think squirrels are so cute. My husband says they are just cute rats. :) 8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 06, 2020, 05:05:34 PM
And here we are back! Beautiful red dawn and super closeups -- great views from the new cameras already. Come on, Eagles.   :D

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 07, 2020, 12:22:45 PM
I will gladly send all the gray squirrels from my yard to the eagles for meals! Cute indeed, persistent like you can't believe. I have a huge pinoak tree with gobs of acorns, so the squirrels love my yard. Chipmunks also. Both cute furry rats, I agree.

I'm recently getting errors when logging on to this Forum. Other people's usernames come up, then go away. Anyone else having difficulty??
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 07, 2020, 01:54:05 PM
I will gladly send all the gray squirrels from my yard to the eagles for meals! Cute indeed, persistent like you can't believe. I have a huge pinoak tree with gobs of acorns, so the squirrels love my yard. Chipmunks also. Both cute furry rats, I agree.

I'm recently getting errors when logging on to this Forum. Other people's usernames come up, then go away. Anyone else having difficulty??

STL, I have noticed it, as well as a few other members.  I had reported it to Amy and she said that she was working on it.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on October 08, 2020, 06:58:51 AM
Camera operators caught a coyote in the pasture this morning. My capture isn't as nice, but you can see the coyote :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on October 08, 2020, 08:10:40 AM
October 8,2020
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 08, 2020, 09:03:17 AM
Great captures of the coyote, Raleigh and KRD!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 08, 2020, 11:13:23 AM
Very cool to see a coyote in the field. Also a great blue heron in one of the stream trees around 10 this morning. Looks like the new cameras can get clear views from really far away.

The login issue seems resolved today. . . keep watching.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TCRaptorLover on October 08, 2020, 12:33:23 PM
Wow, yes, very clear all the way across the field.  That's awesome.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 09, 2020, 11:28:53 AM
Fall colors beautiful. Possible red-tailed hawk in a stream tree this morning. Several little birds around the nest area. No photos; they move too fast.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on October 09, 2020, 02:58:12 PM
STL -- that was a Red-Tailed Hawk this morning.  I could see its red tail when it flew off.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9610ea13c7042a4438e9313c61c42fe521be41e9c4133d895769173331e74116.jpg)

There were two black capped chickadees on the nest and also a white-breasted nuthatch (no pics).  Also, a pretty red-bellied woodpecker.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7916b5fcf5c2d9fac12f334fffa33ad1a2434c1e2b03aad86c57ce14949830f3.png)
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Post by: STLbf on October 09, 2020, 04:34:41 PM
Ginger, great pic of the hawk flying away. Same for the red-bellied woodpecker. This is a male. We can tell because the red on the head is solid from beak to nape.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 09, 2020, 04:54:18 PM
Great pics, Ginger and STL!
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Post by: KRDerenzo on October 09, 2020, 08:54:13 PM
October 9, 2020
Mr
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 10, 2020, 05:05:51 AM
October 9, 2020
Mr

Great pic, KRD!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on October 10, 2020, 05:27:10 AM
October 10, 2020
Mr spent the night in his spot
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TPABay111 on October 10, 2020, 11:26:40 AM
KRD - thanks so much for the pics! 

Going to the nest at daybreak  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 10, 2020, 11:36:25 AM
Great pics, KRD!  Specially the "beauty shot" from OCT 9.

I also thought it was MrN perching last night and visiting the nest this morning. You were more confident than I.  Without both together to compare sizes, it's hard to tell them apart. The light wasn't good for a clear closeup on the eyes.

Little birds busy eating thistle seeds, too. No pics, but good on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TCRaptorLover on October 10, 2020, 11:51:11 AM
So good to see Mr.  :)  Looks dapper as usual.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 10, 2020, 11:53:05 AM
KRD, STL and TPA, great pics from all!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 11, 2020, 12:03:44 PM
Red-tailed hawk in a stream tree perch for most of this morning. A robin joined the party, since the hawk wasn't hunting. No pics; enjoy on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on October 12, 2020, 10:25:43 AM
October 12, 2020

I can only post 1 screen cap crom my phone here, it doesn't allow multiples I will soon post from computer.

I am certain this am DNF was perched. She then went down and caught breakfish. Once she was done she did a sideways fly (cool to see)  to the stream.
She then flew to the left, then came back to fly right..a short while later ...is is now hanging out.
It is telling me my file is to large...I will try to post them later....HAGD Everyone
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 12, 2020, 10:33:49 AM
Thanks for the notes, KRD. Here are 2 pics to whet the appetite for yours to come. From microphone noises, it sounds like a bit of rain at DNN.

With the leaves still on trees and the new camera placements, it's hard for me to tell where the BEs are in some of the closeups. Note to self -- Watch and learn!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on October 12, 2020, 10:59:30 AM
Thanks for the notes KRD and the pics STL.  I recorded a video of DNF catching the fish

https://youtu.be/Q2P9_kNqnEc

STL -- In your second pic, DNF is perched on the right side front of the nest.  I didn't know where it was and asked on the Explore chat board and that's the answer the cam op gave.  It's really hard to tell sometimes when the cam immediately goes from one view to another without any transitional travel.  She then flew off to the Scary Tree where she's still perched.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/27c9814d519209b5370fd29e6ecbd910e3a0fa26b1262840ddb03501541a4e31.jpg)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 12, 2020, 11:07:18 AM
Ginger, thanks for the video and great pic!

STL, great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 12, 2020, 02:21:05 PM
Ginger, thanks for the video and clarification of locations here at DNN.  We could use a new branch ID map from RRP or Explore to settle on our names for various features.  I love "Scary Tree" and also have read "Brush Pile Tree" but no idea if they are the same.

I don't do the chat at Explore. Interesting that the camera operators participate. I guess they could do the same here at the RRP Forum, but are not identifying themselves as such.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on October 12, 2020, 04:31:16 PM
Ginger, thanks for the video and clarification of locations here at DNN.  We could use a new branch ID map from RRP or Explore to settle on our names for various features.  I love "Scary Tree" and also have read "Brush Pile Tree" but no idea if they are the same.

I don't do the chat at Explore. Interesting that the camera operators participate. I guess they could do the same here at the RRP Forum, but are not identifying themselves as such.

Re: tree names.  I usually use the names we use on Explore.  I'm not sure about all the names that RRP uses although the cam ops refer to them by number.  The cam ops have 4 numbered trees.  The one that is fartherest to the right is # 1, the one that is right behind that spit of land (where DNF was bathing today) is # 2, and #3 is the one just behind the brush pile (which is really a downed or upturned tree), # 4 is further upstream from the brush pile and has those branches that hang down.  On Explore we call them 1) Scary Tree, 2) Spit Tree, 3) Brush Pile Tree (BPT), and 4) Claw Tree.  The only name I remember from RRP is that they refer to #1 (Scary) as the Spooky Tree.  Another tree is the double trunk tree with the low branch.  RRP and Cam Ops call it DN12's Tree or Twelve's Tree because DN12 liked to perch there.  It's about halfway between the Scary Tree and the Spit Tree.  There aren't any problems with the names we use when on Explore chat board, but I don't think RRP would appreciate it if our Explore names were used in their own chat because that could cause confusion.  Also, when I record a video I usually use both the Explore names and the cam op numbers to avoid confusing those who watch it.

The cam ops aren't really supposed to chat with us, but they do occasionally help out when it's clear we are struggling with figuring out what the cam view is or with identifying something.  This morning I asked one of the chatters what the cam view was and the cam op was nice enough to answer.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on October 12, 2020, 07:12:54 PM
October 12, 2020

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on October 12, 2020, 07:14:58 PM
October 12, 2020

And that's what I have for today
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 13, 2020, 05:25:30 AM
October 12, 2020

And that's what I have for today

Great pics, KRD!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 13, 2020, 11:17:58 AM
Ginger, thanks for the tree descriptions. Without a visual guide, I'm pretty lost. Maybe I can synch up with some screen caps. Watch for developments!  Of course if someone has already done that, please post the update here.

Beautiful red dawn at DNN. Rain in the forecast, or dust from harvesting, or smoke from western wildfires, who knows?

About 9 AM, there's a BE in the Scary Tree. It goes to the stream then flies off to the right of the view (south). By 10 AM, the red-tailed hawk is perching in the same tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on October 14, 2020, 06:49:43 AM
October 13, 2020


Mr was also on the nest this morning before day break. He was checking to see what work needs to be done, he broke off some small sticks from some on tje nest..stripped some leaves...and moved a stick too then flew off.
If I can will post those pictures.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on October 14, 2020, 07:47:09 AM
October 14, 2020

Both on the nest
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 14, 2020, 07:53:58 AM
Great pics, STL and KRD!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 14, 2020, 04:07:29 PM
Late this afternoon, 3:45 or so, a sub-adult was perching in a stream tree, then flew down to the stream, then onto the bank for a blurry view, but confirming that it was a S-A and not one of the DNN pair with muddy feathers.  Please take a look on the rewind and see if you agree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 14, 2020, 04:20:30 PM
Here's one from the rewind just after color came back on. What a fine pair!

Thanks for the early-morning tip, KRD.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on October 15, 2020, 07:15:06 AM
October 15, 2020

A little nestkeeping this morning

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 15, 2020, 12:11:02 PM
KRD, a little light housekeeping this morning. Need to do some yard work myself.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 15, 2020, 12:32:04 PM
Wonderful pics, STL and KRD!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on October 15, 2020, 06:31:26 PM
October 15, 2020

I really hope everyone was watching this morning as Mr. North and DNF did some work on the nest this morning. They both brought in new sticks and dug the area of the bole.

DNF left Mr. on the nest and went for another stick, I watched her break it off but did not realize just how big it was. She circled twice over the field trying to get enough lift to bring it to the nest ..nope couldn't do it..to heavy to big and wound up landing by the root ball she did try a few times from the ground with no luck, and finally gave up.
 
Enlarge the photo to see its size I hope you can see it the cam was to far away.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on October 15, 2020, 07:33:48 PM
October 15, 2020

sticks...they each brought 2 DNF went for another one


Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on October 15, 2020, 07:36:57 PM
October 15, 2020

Last stick but she couldn't get it to the nest, tried to get the SS so you can see it.
and a few more of them
and a hawk later

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 16, 2020, 11:50:43 AM
KRD, Thanks for all the nestworking pics yesterday.

DNF and MrN are at it again this morning. Here's just one pic. Rewind to just after color came back on for more fun.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 17, 2020, 11:39:19 AM
MrN spent the night on the Love Branch and DNF in a stream tree, then both visited the nest before the color cam came on, and again just after.  The humans have been clearing the area of fallen wood, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 17, 2020, 01:08:38 PM
Great pics, KRD and STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 18, 2020, 12:04:25 PM
Early morning stick delivery, eagles working, Junco visits the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on October 18, 2020, 12:55:14 PM
I was thinking "grosbeak" instead of "junco", but not sure.  STL....is there a time on that bird?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on October 18, 2020, 01:13:54 PM
I was thinking "grosbeak" instead of "junco", but not sure.  STL....is there a time on that bird?

eburg -- Assuming there was only one time period during which the cam was on that bird, it was at about 9:01 a.m.
Ok, I did find another sighting at about 8:43 on the nest and I think that's the one that STL's pic is from.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on October 18, 2020, 02:35:26 PM
Thanks STL!!  I went birding and saw some juncos on the ground (I think) and a robin, but no grosbeak.  And heck, for you to even get a screen cap is monumental in my book.  I'll go back and go ::) birdwatching again after the Broncos game.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on October 18, 2020, 03:03:51 PM
Video of this mornings nest visit.

--- Of note ---
12:06 DNF snaps off a stick and cam catches her overhead flight to the nest.
13:43 DNF works for a couple of minutes on trying to prune a little tree or shrub growing out of the nest.
16:16 DNF heads to the nest with a long stick but lands short, with her wings resting open in some branches and the stick falls to the ground.
24:56 DNF takes a little nip at Mr.
25:06 Dark feather on top of DNF head on left side.
33:23 Little birds near the nest:  Dark-Eyed Junco, White-Throated Sparrow (just for a second), and American Robin.
36:47 Black-Capped Chickadees on the nest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1yXkGMak6E
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on October 18, 2020, 04:00:33 PM
Thanks Ginger!!  Your small bird video stream at the end verified it....no grosbeak for sure.  At least the Broncos won!!!  :o ::)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on October 18, 2020, 04:18:57 PM
Thanks Ginger!!  Your small bird video stream at the end verified it....no grosbeak for sure.  At least the Broncos won!!!  :o ::)

Good news all around then, eburg, with your Broncos victory. lol

3:58 p.m. Coyote.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1945fd1de3a58c07161afd96c2a9d649770ec62477dbbb534eeb6f4ddfdd2b41.jpg)

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/583a02106b1654891f2357cd268b67f9555397c362467c3711506c568d4cb018.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 18, 2020, 04:48:54 PM
Ginger, wonderful pics of the coyote!

Thanks for the video too.  :)

STL, great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on October 18, 2020, 09:35:29 PM
Loved the coyote, Ginger ... and the birdies! :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on October 18, 2020, 10:07:00 PM
Thanks, Lisa and Nan.  That upgraded Pasture Cam is just wonderful and our cam ops are so patient at getting those views of the little birds.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 19, 2020, 10:25:34 AM
Thanks to Ginger & others for little bird clarifications. And those coyote pics are wonderful. Thanks to weekend cam ops for persistence and explorations with the new cameras.

Overnight, MrN and DNF huddled up on the Love Branch. First freezing temps, I think. Nest visits just before and after color came back on, about 8 AM.

There will be a time change on NOV 1 here in the Midwest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 19, 2020, 02:53:44 PM
More little visitors today -- Starlings at about 10AM. When the light is right, they are iridescent. Then shortly after, 2 red squirrels. One appeared in closeup.

The cattle are chewing their cuds across the stream at about the same time. Lots of bellowing, too. I'm guessing it's a bull, and so loud it echoes.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 19, 2020, 03:20:49 PM
Great pics, STL! 

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 19, 2020, 06:49:28 PM
Thanks, Lisa. Rewind feature makes it possible to find the best.

One of the Norths is in a stream tree as the cameras go to black&white. Lots of machinery noise in the background with some kind of harvesting in the field behind the trees. Doesn't seem to bother the eagles.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 20, 2020, 11:05:10 AM
It's the beginning of the rut in northern Iowa. About 8AM, a very nice buck went for a drink in the stream, then followed another deer on the far bank. Soon after, returned to the stream and did it all over again.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on October 21, 2020, 07:38:52 AM
I like the variety of wildlife at DNN.  Thanks for pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 21, 2020, 11:01:05 AM
Nanimal, the North nest area is in farmland, and we do see lots of variety in wildlife. This morning, 9:00-ish, starling perching (no pic) and a male red-bellied woodpecker.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on October 21, 2020, 02:19:11 PM
Our DNN mod posted this on Explore about 4 hours ago:

"If you are experiencing a black screen with the COD (circle of doom) spinning in the center when you try to view the cams, this is due to an update (error) that youtube made. You should be able to click the "play" arrow in the lower left corner and have the live stream play for you."
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 22, 2020, 10:25:52 AM
Before the rain started, the Norths were on the Love Branch, then visited the nest before flying off to spend their day doing whatever they do.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 22, 2020, 03:43:47 PM
Multiple perchings in a stream tree, flights to the stream bank, chattering in the tree between 2PM and 3:30 PM.  Good closeups -- Thanks to the cam ops.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 22, 2020, 05:02:55 PM
Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on October 23, 2020, 08:27:50 PM
Mr. caught a fish tonight and then he and DNF chased off an intruder.  Video from Eaglespirit.

https://youtu.be/m2k5Aj-f_RU
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 24, 2020, 11:23:16 AM
Ginger, thanks for the video, lots of action. I missed the intruder case but will watch again later.

This morning found MrN and DNF on the nest before and after color came on. Owls hooting in the background. I'm not good with owl hoots, but two different kinds, or maybe one owl and something else.

Then several visits from small birds between 8 and 9 AM.

Beautiful sunrise also (no pic).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 24, 2020, 11:39:11 AM
Great pics, STL and thanks for the video, Ginger  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on October 24, 2020, 03:45:24 PM
You got some great pics from this morning, STL.  I especially love the one of the little chickadee.

I recorded a video of this morning's nest visit and also included that beautiful sunrise and the little bird visits.  Here are the notes I included with the video:

Video begins with owls and eagles vocalizing.  Great Horned Owls are heard (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Horned_Owl/sounds) and,  especially after the parents arrive at the nest, the vocals by an
Eastern Screech Owl are heard (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Screech-Owl/sounds)

0:54 DNF lands on nest
1:34 Mr. North lands on nest
6:07 Mr. flies off and returns at 16:44
17:47 DNF flies off
19:02 Mr. flies off
19:12 Sunrise (around 10 min. -- recorded in double time)
28:26 Eastern Starling on Yonder Branch
29:38 Black-Capped Chickadee on the nest
33:30 Male Red-Bellied Woodpecker on branch on left side of nest.
35:58 Slo-mo view of Immature (Myrtle) Yellow-Rumped Warbler on the nest.  aka Butter Butt (37:30 good view of the yellow rump)

https://youtu.be/j2rEgORcwfs
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on October 24, 2020, 04:18:05 PM
Thanks Ginger for posting last video.  And kudos the cam op!!  Anybirdy keeping a warbler in frame for that long deserves some kind of cinematography award in my experience trying to identify warblers through my 7X49 Nikons!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 24, 2020, 04:36:53 PM
Wonderful video, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 24, 2020, 05:08:32 PM
Ginger, what a great video and notations. I know we have warblers where I live, but I never see them. Cam ops deserve awards galore for all they do!

At 5:00 PM, the Norths are together chatting in a stream tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: KRDerenzo on October 24, 2020, 07:08:14 PM
October 24 2020
701 pm nest time
Young visitor landed on Love Tree Mr. was not happy

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 25, 2020, 11:11:17 AM
KRD, good catch of the BEs in all those branches after dark.

This morning early, MrN brought a really large stick and arranged it just so, then flew off, leaving DNF to putter for a time.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 25, 2020, 05:12:17 PM
Snow all over the area this afternoon. Mid-afternoon, one of the BEs had a very large fish for a big snack. I think it was DNF. Good shots, cam ops. Hard to get a real clear focus with all the blowing snow.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 26, 2020, 11:47:40 AM
Snowy morning at the North's nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 26, 2020, 01:37:49 PM
Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 27, 2020, 02:15:12 PM
Busy morning at the North site. MrN & DNF were on the nest briefly before the remarkable red dawn. Between 8 and 10 AM great video of deer feeding, both bucks and does. Also little birds: Starlings, junco, male cardinal. One of the Norths was watching from a stream tree.

The bucks make sounds similar to the cattle but not as loud.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 27, 2020, 02:18:57 PM
Sorry, didn't mean to post the same deer photo twice.
Here's the young buck up close, and the does, and the cardinal, and the BE on watch.

Things have been quiet since then.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on October 28, 2020, 07:32:27 AM
The posts of wildlife, peaceful scenery, and Mr. and Mrs. give me respite from our reality.  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on October 28, 2020, 09:11:54 AM
~ 5:49 p.m. yesterday DNF landed with piercing shrieks on the nest with a fish and was being chased by an intruder who was being chased by Mr. North.  DNF ate her fish and then Mr. came in with his own fish.  Of course, DNF wanted his fish but when she tried to steal, he flew off with it.  DNF flew to the Love Tree and Mr. chased at least one intruder through the pasture.  I counted 8 flybys -- some were intruder and some were probably Mr.  I couldn't tell if it was just one intruder, or if there were more.  Both parents ended up for the night on the Love Tree.  This morning there was a lot of vocalizing from both and then both flew off past the nest and out of sight to the right.  The cam subsequently found a subadult/adult perched in the area to the right of the nest.  It was there for a long time before flying off.  (In the middle of all that, at around 7:33-7:38 a.m., there were some deer foraging under the nest and some nice closeups.

Subadult/Adult Intruder this morning
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b6ba132e5d6c4a324415a440202518ee1ab1e0d5dc7ee3dd99f335ff2d520e25.jpg)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 28, 2020, 10:38:49 AM
Ginger, thanks for the narrative and photo. Good to see and hear that MrN and DNF are acting more territorial.

Here's a pic of the pair vocalizing on the Love Branch at daybreak and one of several does grazing under the nest tree. Better to see the action on the rewind, and someone may post the video.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 28, 2020, 11:12:23 AM
Ginger and STL - Great pics and thanks for the info on the intruder!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 28, 2020, 03:56:39 PM
The Norths brought grasses and a straight stick to the nest between noon and 1PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on October 29, 2020, 08:10:49 AM
The norths seem to be getting an early jump on nestorations this year. Wonder if they know something is coming that we dont? :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 29, 2020, 12:10:37 PM
Raleigh, we'll have to wait and see how the season develops!

The buck is back for just a second, about 8 AM. Same buck, compare the antlers from other pics.

Eagle flurry of activity between 11:30 & noon. MrN flies in with a small fish, hollering and flying away with it as DNF comes in hot pursuit. She perches and he returns, sans fish, for a little nest arranging. Then both fly off to the Scary Tree  (see next post).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 29, 2020, 12:12:52 PM
Activity continued.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on October 29, 2020, 02:12:45 PM
Thanks for all your great pics, STL.

Here's a video by Lizzy G Eaglespirit of yesterday's activities.  Read her notes for a list which included a juvie visiting the pasture, an eagle soaring, and the subadult (in my earlier pic) perching on the Love Tree above/behind Mr. last night.  This morning at about 2:20 a.m. somebirdy (I think it may have been DNF) flew past as just a blur.  There were vocals by both Mr. and another eagle (probably DNF -- it wasn't the subadult).  Mr. flew off at about 2:33 a.m.  The subadult stayed until flying off at 7:26 a.m. and then perching for awhile upstream.  Lots of vocals here and there today.  After the parents flew off from their nest visit there were 4 eagles flying at the same time, parents and perhaps the subadult and the juvie.

https://youtu.be/tVmJ7u2pmoI

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 30, 2020, 11:30:11 AM
This morning early, there's a juvie eagle on the Scary Tree.  Or possibly a hawk.  Hard to tell from so far away and brown mottled feathers.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on October 30, 2020, 02:17:18 PM
I think it's a juvie (or subadult), STL.  It did a flyby of the nest just before that at about 7:24 a.m. and then I saw it land on the tree -- I could see its wings flapping.  Here's the flyby -- not a great pic, but gives you the idea of where to look in case you're interested.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/91eb84c8bb67635c896bbf197650f43ca3cf2e0eeeee89ac131099906f7325d7.jpg)

Last night at about 7:50 p.m. there was a visitor on some branches in the area in front of the nest -- Eastern Screech Owl.  We hear them all the time at night on the cam but I only remember seeing one once.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b762c2e75aa176386ebe069071258475d191ed447eea26830ec606fa0d25da4a.jpg)

At ~ 6:02 a.m. there was a raccoon.  There were actually two (but just one in this pic) and you could see its glowing eyes.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d8ba963c4a60c581ab54877e16231dcf89c49919940e3d89f95314e18e820d8f.jpg)

This year the pasture cam has an IR light so sometimes the cam op finds interesting night creatures for us to view.



Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 30, 2020, 02:19:18 PM
Great pics, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 30, 2020, 05:38:15 PM
Ginger, you get some great pics. And I agree that the new cameras with the amazing camera operators are giving us wonderful views 24/7. I'll go back to look for the juvie fly-in this morning.

Here's DNF about 3PM on the nest with a fish that's full of eggs! What fish spawn at this time of year? Kinda gory on the rewind, just so you know.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on October 30, 2020, 07:09:47 PM
STL -- I googled "When do trout spawn?" 

Rainbows spawn in spring and early summer.  "Brown trout spawn in the fall, from late September to early November, and are primarily active during the daytime."
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 31, 2020, 01:59:58 PM
Thanks Ginger for your research. Brown trout sounds right. The fish brought to the nest yesterday and today are speckled, typical of trout.  Bet those eggs are really nutritious, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 31, 2020, 02:04:16 PM
Great pics, STL

Ginger, thanks for the info on, when trout spawn.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 31, 2020, 02:15:16 PM
Happy Halloween, Everybirdie!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on October 31, 2020, 03:20:19 PM
Great pics, STL

Ginger, thanks for the info on, when trout spawn.

You're welcome, Lisa.  Here's some additional info. that a knowledgeable Explore chatter shared:  "Brook trout also spawn in the fall, but today's [the one yesterday] casualty was a brown trout. Brooks have a dark background and lighter 'spots' whereas rainbows and browns are light background with darker spots."
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on October 31, 2020, 04:00:16 PM
More trout info  ---  Rainbow trout spawn later in winter, like January/February. Didn't look up brook trout. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 31, 2020, 04:34:45 PM
Great pics, STL

Ginger, thanks for the info on, when trout spawn.

You're welcome, Lisa.  Here's some additional info. that a knowledgeable Explore chatter shared:  "Brook trout also spawn in the fall, but today's [the one yesterday] casualty was a brown trout. Brooks have a dark background and lighter 'spots' whereas rainbows and browns are light background with darker spots."

Thanks, Ginger
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 01, 2020, 03:13:41 PM
Cold, windy day at the North site. Unusual sky early morning, then one of the Norths perching in a stream tree this afternoon.

I'll be offline for a few days, getting a new PC set up.  Please keep some photos coming!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 01, 2020, 05:03:13 PM
Beautiful sunset view on NOV 1. New camera angle from the nest, kind of toward the back.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 02, 2020, 10:46:33 AM
Morning views, last for a day or two while I get the new computer set up.

Gorgeous sky color at sunrise, looks like someone painted with a pumpkin!

Female hairy woodpecker about 7:30AM hammering near the microphone. Rewind to listen.

Same or 'nother female hairy about 10:30AM. Rewind to watch her work totally upside down.

Close to the same time, a BE perched on a pasture branch, then flew off. Distance and shadows made it hard to ID which one, could even be a sub-adult visitor.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 02, 2020, 11:26:12 AM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on November 04, 2020, 01:49:27 AM
11-04-2020
Around 13h
Crows found a poor dead deer?  :-[
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on November 06, 2020, 12:35:23 AM
11-05-2020
Around 16h-16h30, Mom branched near a juvie. all seems good between them. they spent a long time together.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on November 07, 2020, 04:13:50 PM
 A lot going on today. I counted at least 3 juvie, a sub adult and an adult at some time throughout the day. One on the nest after Mr. North's fish and another flying overhead.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 07, 2020, 04:31:41 PM
Great pics, monarch and Philjo
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on November 07, 2020, 04:36:29 PM
Thanks Lisa! Here are few more from today. I've seen this adult a few times in the last few days eating the dead deer under the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 07, 2020, 05:29:58 PM
Those are great pics too, monarch! 

Pretty SA!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 08, 2020, 04:21:26 PM
Great to see all the activity photos from DNN the past few days!
I'm slowly getting things set up and working on this new computer.  Be interesting to see how the .png format shows up.

Here are two photos from today, one just sky at daybreak and another with eagles from this afternoon.

Where do these gorgeous skies come from? Dust? Forest fire smoke? Spectacular! I don't recall such colors in previous years. Haven't located my old photos yet that were uploaded to this new computer. Anybody have comparable shots?

Hope everyone is safe and well, still.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on November 09, 2020, 03:51:00 AM
11-09-2020
around 02h35, 2 coyotes are eating a part of the dead deer. They left around 03h35
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on November 09, 2020, 03:56:47 AM
Another visitor at 03h50
Back around 04h34
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 09, 2020, 11:46:07 AM
Philjo, good pics from early AM. I agree on the coyotes. What is the smaller critter with the bare tail? I was thinking opossum.

Anyone know when the deer carcass appeared? Has the head been removed (for CWD testing or just for the antlers)?

Several young Eagles have been here this morning, our resident pair on the nest and working on the carcass, also crows. And a buck was grazing under the nest also!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 10, 2020, 11:19:23 AM
Cold and rainy at DNN today.  The opossum was back during the night, like maybe 2-3AM, raining then, too.  Several crows have been at the carcass. One good shot of MrN or DNF perched in the rain. And a red-bellied woodpecker male, but I didn't get a clear pic.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on November 10, 2020, 12:32:16 PM
Party on the bank of the stream, but it doesn't look like anyone is ready to share their fish.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on November 10, 2020, 12:56:54 PM
Here's a video from GailM  of the fish party.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqHPd0mmDXk&feature=emb_logo
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 10, 2020, 01:19:57 PM
Great pics and video, everyone!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 10, 2020, 11:35:40 PM
And suddenly it's real November weather!  Just rewound to see what I missed and caught the eagle party. When the fish possessor flew off, it dropped the fish in the water. Maybe that's on the video.

Mid-afternoon, good closeups of MrN and DNF in a stream tree. The microphones are able to pick up their calling. Cool!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on November 11, 2020, 09:17:50 AM
Nice pose this morning by one of the Norths. I'm thinking Mr.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 11, 2020, 11:04:11 AM
Nice pic, Raleigh. Good to see nestorations going on with the Norths. Here are a couple more pics. MrN is noticeably smaller than DNF, but they need to be together to tell.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 12, 2020, 03:16:27 PM
Couple pics from today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 12, 2020, 03:37:10 PM
Couple more from noon-ish on the rewind.

MrN screaming crash landing with partial fish (brown trout), chased by a sub-adult that made a circle fly-by.  There's an owl hooting nearby also.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 12, 2020, 03:47:27 PM
Great pics, STL and Raleigh!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on November 13, 2020, 03:48:45 AM
Bonjour everyone
this early morning
Around 03h10 - 03h20
A fox ?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on November 13, 2020, 05:29:12 AM
Nice catch on the Fox Philjo. The variety of the sights here is why this is my favorite RRP camera.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on November 13, 2020, 07:33:09 AM
Camera operators gave us a great shot of a nearby oriole nest this morning
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 13, 2020, 07:33:35 AM
Camera operators gave us a great shot of a nearby oriole nest this morning

Awesome pic, Raleigh!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 13, 2020, 10:36:33 AM
Hey Raleigh, this is my favorite RRP cam location, too.  If this is the same oriole nest as last spring, it is on the Ladder Branch, just above the nest, kind of on the left side. I took a pic, too, but didn't see panning into the shot.

At least one of the Norths visited the nest just before daybreak (no pic). It's below freezing this AM.

Philjo, Great fox pics from night time.  Just moments ago, a coyote was working on the carcass.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 14, 2020, 12:21:38 PM
Cold, misty North nest area morning, with a colorful sunrise.

One very large, corn-fed, Iowa buck departed from under the nest at about 6:30AM as the cameras were fluttering from B&W to color.

A juvie BE perched twice on the pasture branch, early and jolted by a fly-by from another juvie, then  about 9:30AM in the same location. I'd love it to be DN12, but no way to tell.

The North pair was on the nest before daybreak, then again at 9AM or so with a huge but lightweight stick. I think MrN brought it.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 14, 2020, 12:48:07 PM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 14, 2020, 04:17:10 PM
Activity by the Norths mid-afternoon. Starting about 3PM, they fly, perch on a branch to the right below the nest, fly off, chase, one one ends up in a stream tree with prey. The other arrives with a big clump of grass, then flies to the nest to spread it around. One of them is in a stream tree at 4PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: TCRaptorLover on November 15, 2020, 08:00:07 AM
Poor Mr. North with his fish keeps getting chased all over the pasture by the other eagles...first it was the visitors and now yesterday it was DNF again.  She finally seemed to give up after 2 loops around the field.    :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 15, 2020, 11:42:15 AM
Yes, TCR, MrN gets the run/fly-around!

Today at 11AM, there's a woodpecker working on the deer carcass. I know they eat suet, so maybe that's available. I think it's a female hairy woodpecker.

Eagles perching also from before daybreak to now. Very, very windy so hard to get a really good pic.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on November 16, 2020, 06:37:21 AM
The Norths were in early today working on nestorations. What a great looking couple.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 16, 2020, 12:02:16 PM
Raleigh, I sure agree on the beautiful and great couple at DNN.
It's been an active morning, with crows at the carcass and MrN & DNF all around the area. The nestorations around 9AM are very entertaining with several wonky sticks and even a cornstalk toss.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 16, 2020, 12:03:18 PM
Nice closeup of a crow inviting us to lunch.  I'll bring my own, thanks.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 16, 2020, 04:42:45 PM
Afternoon activity around 3PM. Just the Norths picking at the nest and some calling, perhaps they were disturbed by the hawk perching in "their" stream tree.  At least I think it's a hawk and not a juvie eagle. Seems the beak is too small for eagle. Anybody have a better pic?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on November 17, 2020, 12:36:08 AM
About my pics, to all you're welcome...
Goodnight/morning every one.
I forgot to post this one yesterday
11-15-2020 around 18h-19h it was i think around the deer carcass. a new visitor.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 17, 2020, 11:30:14 AM
Philjo, That deer carcass is a treasure trove of food for the north nest area residents, and great for us watchers!

The eagle pair spent the night in the Love Branches, then visited the nest just after the color came on. Rewind for some great fly-ins and fly-outs.  Later this morning, one was on the stream bank with a fish.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on November 17, 2020, 01:57:10 PM
Nice early morning pictures STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on November 17, 2020, 10:53:28 PM
Owl attack tonight... both appear ok, will check on them now  :-\

11 17 2020
Owl Attack
1st attack  5:18pm try to knocked Mr North
2nd attack 8:10pm Owl hit DNF
8:19 pm DNF take off

https://youtu.be/PIguBfkjEtU via lizzy g eaglespirit
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on November 18, 2020, 12:38:32 AM
About the owl attack.
In fact DNF was hit two times
Pics from the streaming
First pic around 20h08
second pic 2nd attack 10' later
and then DNF flew away, 3rd pic
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on November 18, 2020, 02:14:45 AM
Just checked again, hopefully DNF flew to a nearby branch, she appeared to be ok. Mr. Hootie stay away please.   :-\
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 18, 2020, 04:53:56 AM
Thanks for the pics and video of the owl attach, Lori and Philjo!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on November 18, 2020, 05:50:32 AM
Hopefully this is not an attempt by the GHO to take over the north nest. Without eggs or young in the nest, I'm not sure how strongly the norths will defend it.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on November 18, 2020, 06:51:49 AM
Both appear to be fine this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on November 18, 2020, 01:01:01 PM
Lunch on the nest today. Entr?e appears to be rabbit, or possibly squirrel?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 19, 2020, 12:05:34 PM
Eagles vs Owls, oh my!  I strongly predict that the eagles will win this night game.

Missed the prey yesterday, only a small red remnant left this morning.

Crows still working on the carcass after a gorgeous sunrise.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on November 19, 2020, 12:23:15 PM
Early this morning the cam op found a opossum on the ground near the nest.  It was collecting leaves for its nest.  One of the chatters on the Explore board posted information about this activity:  "Tightly curling their tail like a napkin ring, they gather twigs, leaves and even discarded plastic bags and clothing items with their mouth and pass the items through their front legs and pack them into their curled tail for transport."  (https://opossumsocietyus.org/opossum-nest-building/). 

Here's a video from one of the Explore mods, LaniH:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB_jydlMxqk
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 19, 2020, 12:44:54 PM
Ginger - Thanks for the videos!  That is really neat how they do that with their tails.

STL - Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on November 19, 2020, 01:55:04 PM
Thanks so much for the information on the possum. I watched that footage from the camera, and I originally thought the possum had a "klingon" and sat in the leaves. :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: charsbird on November 19, 2020, 02:04:43 PM
LOL Raleigheagle, that's exactly what I thought!  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 19, 2020, 04:54:14 PM
Opossums are pretty clever to use their prehensile tails to carry nest materials! I think they are the only North American mammal with a prehensile tail.  Silly me, I thought they only used it to hold on to branches when climbing.  Thanks again for the video.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on November 20, 2020, 07:40:03 AM
Breakfast on the nest again this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on November 20, 2020, 07:58:59 AM
Breakfast this morning was followed up with some nestorations. They seem to be getting an early jump on the nestorations this year. I hope that is a sign the egg laying might come a week or two earlier. Anything that fledges the eaglets before the black flies completely take over would be great. There are times in the late spring before the fledge that are really hard to watch with those flies. This nest seems to be worse than others.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 21, 2020, 11:14:10 AM
Yes, Raleigh, it's hard to watch eaglets struggling to shake off the black flies. I suspect it's more weather related than anything. Last year was not bad at all. The year before, terrible. There's probably a blog post about the flies.

This morning early, a sub-adult visited the stream trees. I thought it might be one of the Norths with a dirty head, but no, they appeared together at 11AM, clean as whistles.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 21, 2020, 01:37:26 PM
STL, wonderful pic of Mr. N & DNF perched together!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 21, 2020, 05:32:35 PM
Beautiful Moon rise this evening. Thanks cam ops.

I've been watching several planets on clear November mid-westerns evenings, too. Mars is pinkly visible right at dark in the East.  Jupiter (big, bright) and Saturn (smaller, less bright) are tracking together in the Southern sky at the same time as Mars. Add in the Moon, and it's a great show!

It's raining in Missouri tonight, so I'm enjoying the clear Iowa skies.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 22, 2020, 11:05:27 AM
Sunday morning nest work in full swing. Rewind to 9AM and watch several fly-ins; DNF perched below the nest, then flying around with a huge stick; both of them rearranging.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 22, 2020, 01:39:20 PM
Find the does -- 4 of them in a row -- going from under the nest tree across the field and the stream, then up into the woods. Rewind for the action to about 12:30PM.  Deer are very well camouflaged and hard to see standing still or in a photo from a distance.  It's mating season, so there may be a buck in pursuit.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 22, 2020, 01:44:57 PM
Here's the same photo with the does revealed.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 23, 2020, 11:18:56 AM
This morning, a juvie BE visited a stream tree. No challenge that I observed. An hour later, DNF was on the nest for a short time. Nice fly-off on the rewind, as she went to a stream tree perch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on November 23, 2020, 08:36:39 PM
Decorah North Nest Great Horned Owl "Visit" tonight
(https://i.gyazo.com/58889b59646ee391f2e6095621378f25.gif)

Decorah North Great Horned Owl Visit (explore.org 11 23 2020)
https://youtu.be/2ypYfWBrbr0 via lizzy g eaglespirit
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on November 23, 2020, 08:44:43 PM
DNN "splish splash earlier today"  8) 8)

(https://i.gyazo.com/c815f1268c6467ee3c645af616499f51.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on November 24, 2020, 07:12:08 AM
Great catch Lori, on the Owl and the Bath.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 24, 2020, 10:27:51 AM
Lori, great pics!

It's snowy at DNN this morning, despite what the posted weather states.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 24, 2020, 11:49:16 AM
Great pics, STL, and awesome gifs, Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 24, 2020, 03:34:42 PM
Still cold & wet. Nothing much moving from noon to 3:30PM.
Listen to rain drumming on the microphone. So very Iowa November.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 25, 2020, 11:47:20 AM
Brunch at the North nest!  DNF brought in partially eaten pheasant, and MrN came to watch. They weren't squabbling, but she wasn't sharing, either.  On rewind, you can see tail feathers and long, dark legs.

My Dad was a hunter; now and then got pheasants. I have his recipe, with 2 kinds of wine! That was Thanksgiving dinner more than once.  Good memories.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on November 26, 2020, 01:27:19 PM
               (http://dl9.glitter-graphics.net/pub/117/117589fyel7djist.gif)
(http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/styles/subsilver2/imageset/thanksgiving2014.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 26, 2020, 04:11:52 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at RRP and all of our chatters, watchers, mods, cam ops, and the eagles and their birdie pals and other critters. We have much to be thankful for in this year of unusual times. Mainly that we are still here to participate.

At dawn and early AM, some activity at the North nest. Here's a pretty good flyoff.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 26, 2020, 04:27:20 PM
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Great pic, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 27, 2020, 10:43:28 AM
Pileated woodpecker visiting a nest branch, drumming rapidly on the rewind.

The Norths are here, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on November 27, 2020, 01:13:28 PM
Here's a video of this morning's visit by the Pileated Woodpecker.

https://youtu.be/vV810lilmhg
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 27, 2020, 02:15:57 PM
Thanks Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on November 27, 2020, 03:09:31 PM
You're welcome, STL.  That woodpecker was a beauty.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on November 28, 2020, 03:34:39 AM
DNN beautiful young owl visitor last night...
(https://i.gyazo.com/707ec0fc224f925867412b0a954b8c5a.gif)

Decorah Eagles North eastern screech owl 11-27-2020
https://youtu.be/yxpgX4ISivkvia blossem holland
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on November 28, 2020, 03:39:04 AM
Beautiful! Thank you Ginger!

(https://i.gyazo.com/69f362a8ad5b3a344a6f56fd2872abfa.gif)


Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 28, 2020, 04:28:42 PM
Always something interesting at Decorah North. Late afternoon, it's two bucks wandering under the nest area. It's worth the rewind to catch the larger one hopping over the wire fence that's as tall as his back. They were not acting at all competitive, so I wonder if it could be a father and son, and do they recognize each other?

Must be gun season, as there's gunfire in the background noise. The eagles have been absent all day.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 28, 2020, 04:44:36 PM
Always something interesting at Decorah North. Late afternoon, it's two bucks wandering under the nest area. It's worth the rewind to catch the larger one hopping over the wire fence that's as tall as his back. They were not acting at all competitive, so I wonder if it could be a father and son, and do they recognize each other?

Must be gun season, as there's gunfire in the background noise. The eagles have been absent all day.

STL, love the close up of the buck!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 29, 2020, 11:40:37 AM
My hunter son tells me that Iowa deer get really big because of all the corn that's available.

Middle of the night, found a coyote at the carcass.  Daybreak found the eagle pair at the nest. That was on rewind!

Enjoy end of November Sunday, everyone.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on November 29, 2020, 04:35:20 PM
Gun season for deer doesn't start until Dec. 5.  There is a gun shooting range nearby.  One of the cam ops made that comment on Facebook and said they learned that from RRP.  So, that may be why we've heard gunshots lately.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 29, 2020, 05:04:39 PM
Thanks for the info about deer season, Ginger.

Busy day at the North nest area. A coyote worked on the carcass in broad daylight. Same one as during the night??

Then one of the Norths took a really long, vigorous bath in the stream, about 2PM.

The new camera arrangements give us a view of a "new" perching tree -- new to us watchers, not the eagles. If looking straight from the nest to across the stream is East, then the new perch is South. Can someone confirm the direction, please?  If I'm right, can we call it the South Tree and South Branch?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 29, 2020, 05:06:13 PM
Great fun to watch DNF wrangle a really large stick into the right spot on the nest at about 4PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: BrokenLug on November 29, 2020, 08:01:57 PM
The new camera arrangements give us a view of a "new" perching tree -- new to us watchers, not the eagles. If looking straight from the nest to across the stream is East, then the new perch is South.

Can someone confirm the direction, please?  If I'm right, can we call it the South Tree and South Branch?

STLbf, correct, if you are looking across the pasture from the main nest cam the creek is east of the cameras 'eye'.

The creek flow >> direction (from camera view) is from upstream left -to- downstream right.

So the creek is flowing from almost* due north -to- south through the valley of the Norths.

* Maybe a titch NbW -to- SbE.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 30, 2020, 11:10:10 AM
BL, thanks for the confirmation on directions of the views at North nest area.

You write about the creek, and I've been calling it a stream. Is there a name for this body of running water, and is it officially a creek?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 30, 2020, 11:37:58 AM
Coyote again during the night & again near dawn. The Norths visited the nest at daybreak, with leaves now.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on November 30, 2020, 02:46:12 PM
Wild turkeys feeding under the nest. Small flock, all females I think. Turkeys get up to 30 pounds in Iowa, so the adults probably aren't prey for the eagles, unless road kill. Young ones in Spring could be prey.

About 2 PM on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 30, 2020, 03:00:13 PM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Arcadia on November 30, 2020, 03:05:49 PM
Thank you for the turkey pictures, STL! We have had small flocks of wild turkeys walk through the yard. Usually one big turkey and several smaller- so I am guessing parent and offspring.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 01, 2020, 12:41:38 PM
Glad you enjoyed the turkey pics, Arcadia.

Today, from dawn to noon, frosty temps, a nest visit from the Norths with really cute and touching attention from MrN to whatever DNF was doing, crows working on the carcass then objecting loudly to the coyote taking over for lunch.

Great start for December, and Giving Tuesday.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: BrokenLug on December 01, 2020, 04:04:23 PM
BL, thanks for the confirmation on directions of the views at North nest area.

You write about the creek, and I've been calling it a stream. Is there a name for this body of running water, and is it officially a creek?

STLbf, There is an official USGS name for this running body of water, but I'm not comfortable sharing it here.
The nest is located on private property at a undisclosed location per RRP so for the privacy of the eagles, nest & landowners I'm not going to spill the beans.  ;)  8)

From the USGS Board on Geographic Names it's official name is _____ ____ Creek which technically falls under their Feature Class Definition as a Stream.

Stream ... Linear body of water flowing on the Earth's surface (anabranch, awawa, bayou, branch, brook, creek, distributary, fork, kill, pup, rio, river, run, slough). (https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 01, 2020, 04:17:43 PM
BL, thanks for the info. I didn't consider the landowner privacy when asking about the creek name.  Yes, absolutely we should protect their privacy. So, we have the Creek, "officially."

The coyote is pretty brazen, coming out to feed in broad daylight. No cattle today, so it's quiet in the pasture.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on December 01, 2020, 05:16:34 PM
A couple of RRP cam sunsets tonight... enjoy!!!


Decorah
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Decorah a few minutes later...
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DNN
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GSB
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Mississippi Flyway
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 02, 2020, 10:33:43 AM
Great gifs, Lori. Sunsets have been spectacular at all the locations this fall.

Here's the sunrise today at DNN, with the Moon looking pink as it sets.

Using the Comma-back and Period-forward technique, I got a good pic of MrN in a takeoff about 7:30AM. How about that wingspan?

Thanks to the cam ops for all these views.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 03, 2020, 11:44:38 AM
Another regular morning at the North nest. MrN and DNF spent several hours around the nest, doing nothing but picking and perching. We love normal!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 04, 2020, 04:29:44 PM
Enjoying the nice weather with the Norths.  Orange sunrise sky, extended nest visits, exploration via videocam views.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on December 04, 2020, 11:38:28 PM
Good night every one as it is 23h36 at the nest

12-04-2020 around 16h23

DNF i think
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 05, 2020, 05:21:54 AM
Great pics - STL and Philjo
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 05, 2020, 11:22:26 AM
Well, well, a new perching location about 9 AM on the rewind. Pine trees? Where are the pine trees? This view bounced up, instead of panning, so no idea of location compared to Creek or Nest.

It's the first day of gun season in Iowa, so maybe the place to be is way up high.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on December 05, 2020, 11:52:08 AM
Well, well, a new perching location about 9 AM on the rewind. Pine trees? Where are the pine trees? This view bounced up, instead of panning, so no idea of location compared to Creek or Nest.

It's the first day of gun season in Iowa, so maybe the place to be is way up high.

STL -- This is to the right of the nest and on the other side of the creek.  It's near where the creek widens and pools.  Cam avoids showing a ground view because there are buildings.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 05, 2020, 12:28:48 PM
Thanks for the orientation, Ginger. I can go to a Creek-panning shot and probably find the pines. Good that the cam ops are careful about buildings that would identify the site. Landowner (probably) is out with tractor, trailer, and power saw at noon today, clearing brush, collecting firewood, or some such.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 06, 2020, 11:40:28 AM
Lazy Sunday morning. The Norths showed up at the nest about 10:30 and one or the other hung around until 11:30 or so. One long stick delivery for excitement. Nice profile closeups of DNF.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on December 06, 2020, 01:00:48 PM
~ 10:52 a.m. DNF appears to be doing a crop drop.  I saw DNF making similar movements (more exaggerated, I think) last May and asked our Explore Mod GABear what she was doing.  GAB's opinion was that they were crop drops and she said that crop drops don't always involve an open beak.  The head and neck movements help to reposition the food for passage from the crop into the stomach.  The first video is the one from today, and the second video is the one from last May.

Today's Video
https://youtu.be/5Q0SmXekoCs

Video from May, 2020
https://youtu.be/2r2rfOeRtX8



Edit:  After I posted the above, GABear added additional info. on the Explore chat board:

In this blog from RRP on 11/23, the last video shows DM2 doing a lot of "shrugging" movements. Amy says that is likely part of moving food around too. https://www.raptorresource.org/2020/11/23/november-22-2020-videos-and-news-from-decorah/

In the book Understanding the Bird of Prey by Nick Fox, he describes "putting over" of food from the crop as the bird stretching the neck up and then pushing down, sometimes moving the neck head side to side.  Seems there are a lot of other movements associated with moving food through the crop besides just the opened, upturned beak moves we see often.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 06, 2020, 01:26:27 PM
~ 10:52 a.m. DNF appears to be doing a crop drop.  I saw DNF making similar movements (more exaggerated, I think) last May and asked our Explore Mod GABear what she was doing.  GAB's opinion was that they were crop drops and she said that crop drops don't always involve an open beak.  The head and neck movements help to reposition the food for passage from the crop into the stomach.  The first video is the one from today, and the second video is the one from last May.

Today's Video
https://youtu.be/5Q0SmXekoCs

Video from May, 2020
https://youtu.be/2r2rfOeRtX8



Edit:  After I posted the above, GABear added additional info. on the Explore chat board:

In this blog from RRP on 11/23, the last video shows DM2 doing a lot of "shrugging" movements. Amy says that is likely part of moving food around too. https://www.raptorresource.org/2020/11/23/november-22-2020-videos-and-news-from-decorah/

In the book Understanding the Bird of Prey by Nick Fox, he describes "putting over" of food from the crop as the bird stretching the neck up and then pushing down, sometimes moving the neck head side to side.  Seems there are a lot of other movements associated with moving food through the crop besides just the opened, upturned beak moves we see often.

Ginger,
thanks for the videos. 

I have seen DM2 do the same thing, and have wondered if it was a crop drop. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on December 06, 2020, 01:54:29 PM
~ 10:52 a.m. DNF appears to be doing a crop drop.  I saw DNF making similar movements (more exaggerated, I think) last May and asked our Explore Mod GABear what she was doing.  GAB's opinion was that they were crop drops and she said that crop drops don't always involve an open beak.  The head and neck movements help to reposition the food for passage from the crop into the stomach.  The first video is the one from today, and the second video is the one from last May.

Today's Video
https://youtu.be/5Q0SmXekoCs

Video from May, 2020
https://youtu.be/2r2rfOeRtX8



Edit:  After I posted the above, GABear added additional info. on the Explore chat board:

In this blog from RRP on 11/23, the last video shows DM2 doing a lot of "shrugging" movements. Amy says that is likely part of moving food around too. https://www.raptorresource.org/2020/11/23/november-22-2020-videos-and-news-from-decorah/

In the book Understanding the Bird of Prey by Nick Fox, he describes "putting over" of food from the crop as the bird stretching the neck up and then pushing down, sometimes moving the neck head side to side.  Seems there are a lot of other movements associated with moving food through the crop besides just the opened, upturned beak moves we see often.

Ginger,
thanks for the videos. 

I have seen DM2 do the same thing, and have wondered if it was a crop drop.

You're welcome, Lisa.  I think I'd seen those movements before too and wondered about crop drop, but never knew for sure.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 06, 2020, 04:19:28 PM
Not surprising that the adults do crop drops. It's easy to see in the nestlings because they don't have such heavy feathers. Watching the video, it sure looks like what you describe.

When the adults cast a pellet, they make some of the same motions, only kind of in reverse. And with visible results!   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on December 07, 2020, 08:02:53 AM
Some nestorations this morning. Looks like the store has restocked corn husks again this year for a nice warm egg cup.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 07, 2020, 02:11:10 PM
Raleigh, you are correct about the corn husk & stalk supply. The field behind the Creek trees was harvested in the Fall, so there's plenty to choose from.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 08, 2020, 07:50:09 AM
A few morning pics from DNN
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50694944556_59d526f934_b.jpg)

These are kinda blurry cause the cam kept freezing up, but you get the idea what DNF is doing
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50694271038_3ab0ae0529_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50694276158_d95ae45135_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 08, 2020, 10:53:18 AM
Love the views with the IR camera. Nestorations seem to be moving along in good order. These eagles use some really big sticks.

The view of one on the ground includes loud, echo-y gunshots and an unhurried flyoff. All between 8 and 8:30-ish this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 08, 2020, 11:44:47 AM
Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on December 08, 2020, 03:06:47 PM
 How far away are people supposed to be from the nest? At about 2:45 -2:50ish pm you hear two LOUD gun shots. It sounded like it was right under the nest. I then heard two men talking. "Did you see that Alec"? The other guy said Yeah, a young buck running through there, might be more. The other guy then said "I must not have hit it".

Sounds like they are way too close to the nest. DNF was down by the stream this am when gun shots went off. She looked around and then took off the heck out of there.

I hate deer hunting season  :(
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 08, 2020, 04:08:11 PM
Monarch, it's gun season in Iowa now, so we can expect to hear gunshots. And there's a gun range nearby the North nest area.  I didn't hear the shots but did rewind to some voices, near the time of the juncos feeding in the pic. The microphones are very sensitive this year also, so hard to tell how close by. Even the cattle calls make me jump sometimes.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: monarch on December 08, 2020, 06:03:26 PM
Monarch, it's gun season in Iowa now, so we can expect to hear gunshots. And there's a gun range nearby the North nest area.  I didn't hear the shots but did rewind to some voices, near the time of the juncos feeding in the pic. The microphones are very sensitive this year also, so hard to tell how close by. Even the cattle calls make me jump sometimes.

yeah, i know. doesn't mean i have to like it.  :-\ i don't ever remember hearing shots that loud so close to the nest in past years. you could absolutely hear their conversations and walking through the brush by the nest.

i feel sorry for the eagles. dnf was none to happy this am when shots rang out.

thanks for the "," and "." info, very helpful!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 09, 2020, 01:15:34 PM
Beautiful (and quiet) day for nest work by the Norths. Rewind to 11 or so for an hour's worth of entertainment and really big sticks from MrN and DNF.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 09, 2020, 04:14:31 PM
Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 09, 2020, 04:51:18 PM
The Flyway chat mentions that Northern Lights might be visible tonight in Iowa, so check the cam views after dark if you get a chance.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on December 09, 2020, 11:51:43 PM
Good morning everyone!

DNF, yesterday 12-09 around 11h00
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on December 09, 2020, 11:54:39 PM
and the last 3 pics

then she left a couple of minutes after
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on December 10, 2020, 07:51:33 AM
Early morning nestorations
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 11, 2020, 07:59:52 AM
A few morning pics from DNN
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50706044276_40016bf915_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50706129052_d7e7c3f364_b.jpg)

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50705308493_649e1867f7_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 11, 2020, 11:39:43 AM
LisaG, great pics, as always. How do you make them so large when posted? Such detail! Love the one showing DNF below the nest. The camera ranges give us many new views.

Busy morning nestorations and also fish pics on both sides of the Creek.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 11, 2020, 11:55:09 AM
LisaG, great pics, as always. How do you make them so large when posted? Such detail! Love the one showing DNF below the nest. The camera ranges give us many new views.

Busy morning nestorations and also fish pics on both sides of the Creek.

STL, great pics and sent you a PM. 

Love the creek bank with a big fish pic.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 11, 2020, 01:56:53 PM
A Trio of eagles at DNN.  It looked like the one on the lower branch was joined by the one on the right, then the one on the top flew in to perch.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50707244387_4150843b7d_b.jpg)

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50707157966_57927c6d09_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LORIDAVIS on December 11, 2020, 03:20:10 PM
Trying to figure out the DNN visitor situation today...

I have this on the TV right now live, was going to rewind and figure out if any of those were the DNN couple or maybe 3 visitors???

Ok, just rewound it, looks like Norths are on the lower left & upper left and visitor on right side... because the one on lower left called for another eagle when the one on upper right landed and then shortly after the one on upper left landed.  Make sense? ;)
Great captures Miss Lisa!!!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 11, 2020, 03:55:44 PM
Yes, Lisa and Lori, I've been watching and wondering who is which. Fly-in of the third (left top), I caught some white feathers under the wings, so suspect that's a younger BE. They don't seem to be squabbling, just some chatter. Possible that all three are visitors!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 11, 2020, 05:47:29 PM
Lori and STL, I stopped watching when the one on the top left took off, so I am not sure where the other two went, or if they were Mr. N and DNF or just visitors. 

Hoping Ginger sees this posts and lets us know.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on December 12, 2020, 12:30:50 AM
around 16h00 12-11.
And then after 16h30
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on December 12, 2020, 12:33:42 AM
Cont
Still windy
16h30 and ready for the night
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on December 12, 2020, 10:45:35 AM
Lori and STL, I stopped watching when the one on the top left took off, so I am not sure where the other two went, or if they were Mr. N and DNF or just visitors. 

Hoping Ginger sees this posts and lets us know.   :)

Lisa -- I think you have more faith in me than may be warranted.   ;D

I don't know for sure about all three.  I'm pretty sure the one on lower left is a visitor and I also think the one at the top is a visitor.  So, it's the one on the right that I wondered about.  I think it's a North but it also could be a visitor.  I'll be very interested to see if RRP gives an opinion.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 12, 2020, 11:25:15 AM
Without bows or large nametags, it's really hard to tell eagles apart from long distances. Anyhow, seems back to "normal" before dawn, with the pair visiting the nest. Cold and windy but no snow here.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 12, 2020, 03:24:57 PM
Lori and STL, I stopped watching when the one on the top left took off, so I am not sure where the other two went, or if they were Mr. N and DNF or just visitors. 

Hoping Ginger sees this posts and lets us know.   :)

Lisa -- I think you have more faith in me than may be warranted.   ;D

I don't know for sure about all three.  I'm pretty sure the one on lower left is a visitor and I also think the one at the top is a visitor.  So, it's the one on the right that I wondered about.  I think it's a North but it also could be a visitor.  I'll be very interested to see if RRP gives an opinion.

Thanks for the input, Ginger!   ;)

 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 13, 2020, 03:26:57 PM
Rewinding to 9 AM finds some activity -- closeup of a red squirrel, cattle heading out to graze, focus on the oriole nest. Sounds of crows but no eagles in view today, so far.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on December 14, 2020, 07:42:25 AM
Sunrise and sunsets have been unbelievable. Sunrise this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 14, 2020, 12:17:06 PM
Yes, Raleigh, golden orange sunrises and sunsets since early fall. Very visible with the North cams. My pic from a bit earlier this morning. Still no eagles in view. NWZ, surely they are visiting elsewhere. Closeups of other birdies instead.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 14, 2020, 12:51:45 PM
Beautiful pics, Raleigh and STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on December 15, 2020, 07:43:58 AM
Check the rewind this morning. Great fly-in to the nest from across the pasture by DNF. Camera operators are awesome.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 15, 2020, 08:13:34 AM
Some nestorations going on at DNN this morning. 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50723036372_51ccb855b0_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50722946841_ea94721254_b.jpg)

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50722988446_0ff756266c_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on December 15, 2020, 09:54:21 AM
Great shots Lisa!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 15, 2020, 09:55:51 AM
Great shots Lisa!!

Ty  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 15, 2020, 11:29:31 AM
Love those fly-in pics! Thanks Lisa.

As you watch the video, notice how sensitive the microphones are this season. Every footfall in the nest sounds like it's right behind you. Cows walking in the frosty grass way over by the Creek, crunch, swish.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 15, 2020, 11:31:40 AM
Love those fly-in pics! Thanks Lisa.

As you watch the video, notice how sensitive the microphones are this season. Every footfall in the nest sounds like it's right behind you. Cows walking in the frosty grass way over by the Creek, crunch, swish.

Great pics, STL

You are right about those mics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 16, 2020, 08:32:55 AM
Mr. N and DNF doing more nestorations
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 16, 2020, 08:46:51 AM
A few more pics from DNN this morning
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50725742613_c7d4d1149b_b.jpg)

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50725742368_543384d6ff_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50726584232_b29ea18d9f_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 16, 2020, 09:48:23 AM
DNF
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50726652021_e7410945a7_b.jpg)

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50725918283_6facba65f2_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on December 16, 2020, 10:05:17 AM
Wow....great shots Lisa. They could be printed out as postcards.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 16, 2020, 10:31:10 AM
Yes, great pics, Lisa.  Always good to have the closeups for ID purposes.  Easy to tell when both are together because DNF is much larger than MrN.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 16, 2020, 12:35:20 PM
Yes, great pics, Lisa.  Always good to have the closeups for ID purposes.  Easy to tell when both are together because DNF is much larger than MrN.

Great pic, STL

I sometimes get Mr and DNF mixed up, so yes good to have close-ups  ;)

Cam ops were awesome this morning!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 16, 2020, 12:35:44 PM
Wow....great shots Lisa. They could be printed out as postcards.

ty, Raleigh
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: nanimal on December 16, 2020, 01:02:04 PM
Beautiful pair!  Great shots, Lisa - thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 16, 2020, 01:24:07 PM
Beautiful pair!  Great shots, Lisa - thanks!

ty  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on December 16, 2020, 04:59:49 PM
A beautiful juvie perched by the stream today -- at about 12:45 p.m.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 16, 2020, 05:03:21 PM
A beautiful juvie perched by the stream today -- at about 12:45 p.m.

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Great pic, Ginger and what a beauty!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on December 17, 2020, 05:52:05 AM
DN12 home for Christmas :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 17, 2020, 11:38:33 AM
Raleigh and Ginger, don't we just wish?   ;D

Gorgeous skies at daybreak today. Never such intense color where I live. Catch the red squirrel helping itself to a corncob on the nest early AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 17, 2020, 11:41:09 AM
MrN did a nice takeoff and leisurely soaring flight to the Creek Scary tree just after the sunrise.

Nest work by DNF & MrN from 10 to about 11 this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 17, 2020, 11:55:12 AM
Beautiful pics of daybreak, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 17, 2020, 04:44:01 PM
TY Lisa.  Mother Nature provides quite a daybreak spectacular in this part of Iowa.

No eagles in view. About 4:30 PM, barking dogs followed by 2 very loud gunshots, then a distant shot of perhaps 2 dogs running across the pasture (way to the left of our view), then one more gunshot very close. No sightings or sounds of people. It's still gun season for deer through DEC 20. No wonder, no eagles in view.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 17, 2020, 04:49:55 PM
TY Lisa.  Mother Nature provides quite a daybreak spectacular in this part of Iowa.

No eagles in view. About 4:30 PM, barking dogs followed by 2 very loud gunshots, then a distant shot of perhaps 2 dogs running across the pasture (way to the left of our view), then one more gunshot very close. No sightings or sounds of people. It's still gun season for deer through DEC 20. No wonder, no eagles in view.

I would stay away too! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 18, 2020, 01:18:16 PM
Eagles are back at the nest this morning, after another colorful daybreak.

About 10:30AM, there was a quick chase, with MrN diving off the nest, encountering another adult BE, then landing on one of the Yonder branches. The "other"  disappeared in a video hiccup. Soon DNF brought a branch to the nest while MrN perched. Then both did some nest work, including MrN testing an early nest bowl.

Perhaps the chatters at Explore have better info about the chase sequence.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 18, 2020, 03:51:56 PM
More of MrN this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 19, 2020, 12:30:45 PM
Somebirdy was perching in the Scary Tree about 11:30 AM. I think it's MrN.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 20, 2020, 06:47:58 AM
Wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 20, 2020, 12:30:53 PM
After some paired nest work at 8AM, MrN brought prey to the nest, followed by screaming DNF to claim it. Muskrat for brunch at about 10AM. Good closeups of devouring, mantling, other action until noon. Even a woodpecker visited.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 20, 2020, 01:06:33 PM
Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 21, 2020, 10:18:59 AM
Always something enjoyable to watch at DNN. Nest work, stick delivery, perching nearby, unusual sunrise color so far this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 21, 2020, 04:46:31 PM
Sunset on the winter solstice, turning the trees reddish pink for just a few moments. The good news is that days start getting longer now.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on December 22, 2020, 12:26:28 AM
Goodnight/ morning every one :
12-21-2020 around 17h00. Very windy.
DNF and Dad
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 22, 2020, 04:33:45 AM
Great pics, Philjo and STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 22, 2020, 11:53:39 AM
Philjo, great pics of the pair together. See why it's called the Love Branch.

Another spectacular sunrise at the North nest site today.

Did anyone else catch the Great Conjunction last evening, just after dark? Jupiter & Saturn closest together for several hundred years. They will drift farther apart each night. Clear where I live and visible with the naked eye. Lucky me, but no pics. See observatory websites for pics, I'm sure.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 22, 2020, 04:15:58 PM
Right in the center of the  pic, here's one BE in a Creek tree at 4PM. My only sighting for today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 22, 2020, 04:35:30 PM
Right in the center of the  pic, here's one BE in a Creek tree at 4PM. My only sighting for today.

Great catch, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 23, 2020, 12:14:03 PM
Morning nest work by the Norths around 9:30AM. DNFs landing is better on the rewind. She comes in so fast the video is blurry even with the frame-by-frame technique. Cam ops found little birds up close a 11:30AM. Again, better on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on December 24, 2020, 12:14:18 AM
Goodnight/ morning every one!

2020-12-24 at 00h10.
It's windy and snowing at Decorah North

I wish to you all a Merry Christmas & a Joyeux Noel !
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 24, 2020, 01:02:06 PM
Let's all make the best we can of Christmas and add the end of Covid-19 to our New Year's resolutions.

It's really cold in them-thar nests today!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 26, 2020, 11:07:06 AM
Day after Christmas morning finds the pair ready to do a little nest work. And a good view of the Love Branches. Vocalizations will be increasing in frequency, with mating behavior soon. Much to look forward to.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 26, 2020, 04:27:31 PM
Rat-a-tat-tat! It's a female downy woodpecker working on the limb next to the very sensitive microphone.   :o
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 26, 2020, 04:45:04 PM
DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on December 26, 2020, 07:18:48 PM
At about 6:39 p.m. the coyotes are VERY LOUD!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on December 27, 2020, 12:39:51 AM
12-26-2020
around 16h30 DNF came in and left 10' later
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on December 27, 2020, 12:41:23 AM
cont
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 27, 2020, 11:47:58 AM
Great pics, Philjo, but I'm confused about the times.  12:41 AM, for example is in the middle of the night using AM and PM hours. And 16h30 would have been 4:30 PM, wouldn't it?

More confusion about which eagle is which this morning around 9AM. In the first pic, I think it's DNF perching in the Scary tree across the Creek. Then we can hear an eagle landing on the nest, followed by the cam view. Hmm, large, very white head, no visible prey.

The Scary tree eagle takes off. Camera pulls back to show the eagle landing, screaming, and driving off the one on the nest. See pic #2.

Seems unusual if it is the North pair, but defensive if the eagle on the nest is an intruder. That eagle flies to a Love Branch. See pic #3. This eagle then flies to the ground. Then the eagle on the nest (who chased away the intruder) flies back to the Scary tree.

I watched on the Explore feed also, but there's no chat going there either.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on December 27, 2020, 12:13:21 PM
STL -- DNF was perched on the Brush Pile Tree.  We could hear Dad land on the nest with a fish.  Cam moved to Dad.  DNF came flying in and Dad took off just as she was almost there.  He took his fish to the love tree and by the time the cam moved to him, he'd already consumed the fish. Or, since he flew to the ground when he left, maybe he dropped the fish?  After the cam moved back to the nest you could see him fly across the pasture to land on the Brush Pile Tree.  When DNF left, she flew to the Scary Tree and then later to the Spit Tree (partially hidden behind branches) which is where she's perched right now (12:13 p.m.)

One thing that's been confusing this morning is that both eagles have at different times been perched on the Brush Pile Tree, the Scary Tree, and the Spit Tree.  A couple of times I posted my thought about which one was perched on which tree and both times the cam opo confirmed for me.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 27, 2020, 03:37:44 PM
Ginger, thanks for the clarifications. Good that you are in touch with a cam op.
I now believe that there was a fish (or some other small prey)  involved even though we didn't see it, and I suspect that the fish got dropped at the Love Tree.

Snowy day in Iowa, and both eagles are perching in Creek trees, close to each other. So if they had a spat over the fish, it's over with now.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 27, 2020, 04:26:03 PM
Great pics, STL and Philjo!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Philjo56France on December 28, 2020, 12:45:14 AM
You're right STLbf
12h41 am for you is 00h41 for me
and 04h30 pm is  16h30 for me
And i have also to calculate the 7h difference between the nest time and mine so it can happen that i'm totally false in my counts... ;D ;) .  By example. Now 07h42 at home, so 00h42/12h42 am  at the nest and using the DVR i have to calculate also the approximative real time of the pic so sometime it is not so easy...

12-27
around 13h00/01h00pm for the first pic
and around 16h00/04h00 pm  for the 2 others
 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on December 28, 2020, 07:42:19 AM
Looked almost like a morning on the Desert this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on December 28, 2020, 10:06:33 AM
Unless they are side by side I cant tell, but one of the adults flew into the nest with a fish this morning (about 10am CCT) and quickly took off when the other adult appeared. Flew into the nearby tree to enjoy the meal.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 28, 2020, 11:30:33 AM
Raleigh, your pic is MrN with the fish on a branch.  I've been watching on the rewind, and here's the sequence, all in about 15 minutes starting about 10:00.

#1 MrN lands on the nest with a fish and flies off as DNF approaches.
#2 DNF comes in screaming as MrN heads to the Love Branches. This lack of sharing might be part of the early re-bonding of the pair --I'm not an expert at the behaviors, but it's similar to a day or two ago.
#3 Mr N eats his fish on the Love Branch.
#4 DNF perches nearby but does not try to take the fish.
See next post for the rest of the action. . .
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 28, 2020, 11:35:20 AM
#5 MrN feaks his beak then flies away.
#6 DNF flies back to the nest moments later.
#7 DNF spends a few minutes picking at the nest, then flies away.

The cam ops are panning for more action, but birds are elsewhere at 11:30AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on December 28, 2020, 12:38:38 PM
Thanks for the timeline. Watching at work, so I don't always have time to watch the entire rewind. Mr. North flew in right as I clicked on the camera this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on December 28, 2020, 06:40:32 PM
Cool video from Explore.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM48ThgGauA&feature=youtu.be

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 29, 2020, 09:53:03 AM
A lil beauty visiting
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Raleigheagle on December 29, 2020, 09:59:25 AM
Nice catch Lisa. I was sitting here watching the feed and was about to post the same picture :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 29, 2020, 10:12:20 AM
Nice catch Lisa. I was sitting here watching the feed and was about to post the same picture :)

ty, Raleigh  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 29, 2020, 12:15:06 PM
Raleigh & Lisa, this juvie spent an hour or more perching, then flew to the ground about 10:30 or so. The crows were very loudly unhappy, but no evidence of prey, then the juvie flew away.

Try rewinding to about 9AM to watch a herd of deer moving through the trees on the far side of the Creek. They appear as the camera pans to the right past a closeup of tree trunk at the left side of the screen. Didn't see them again while watching the juvie eagle.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 29, 2020, 12:22:57 PM
Raleigh & Lisa, this juvie spent an hour or more perching, then flew to the ground about 10:30 or so. The crows were very loudly unhappy, but no evidence of prey, then the juvie flew away.

Try rewinding to about 9AM to watch a herd of deer moving through the trees on the far side of the Creek. They appear as the camera pans to the right past a closeup of tree trunk at the left side of the screen. Didn't see them again while watching the juvie eagle.

I did catch the deer moving thru the trees. At first, I thought it was the cows, but then you could see clearly it was deer. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 29, 2020, 03:23:44 PM
Mystery prey this afternoon, about 2PM. DNF lands on the nest, followed by that same juvie, I think. It hovers then flies away. DNF eats part of the prey, then flies away, too. But what is this prey? Possible road kill, not fish. No visible feet, tail, or head. Looks like short, dark fur. Weasel? Great closeups but no obvious ID.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 30, 2020, 12:36:05 PM
The Norths are active this morning around 10AM. MrN came to the nest and DNF (aqua line in pic) landed on the pasture branch with lots of chattering. I thought there might have been another adult (orange line) on the Love Branch but no, it was just leaves & snow.

After a bit, DNF joined MrN on the nest to dig up cornhusks & sticks & leftover prey. Short visit, then both flew to the Love Branch for some talk and together time. They perched for a while, then MrN flew off to the left and shortly after, DNF flew off to the right. By noon, one was perching in a pasture or creek tree (no pic).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 30, 2020, 01:06:47 PM
Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: Ginger52 on December 30, 2020, 02:57:43 PM
STL -- Your last pic really shows the size difference although DNF was wearing her fluffiest jacket today.  I thought for a minute they were going to mate, but it didn't happen.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on December 31, 2020, 03:47:41 PM
Ginger, I thought mating might happen, too, but we'll have to wait. Yes, DNF is really huge. The previous female at this nest was equally large.

This nest (& Decorah, GSB, & Flyway) have kept me sane and entertained all through 2020. Thank you RRP, cam ops, and all chat members.

Here are just a couple pics to remember New Year's Eve day. For a good giggle, rewind to watch the juvies playing with sticks .
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
Post by: STLbf on January 01, 2021, 04:59:22 PM
 Very quiet at DNN today. Maybe everybirdie is indoors watching football or basketball.