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Title: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 01, 2021, 12:51:32 AM
BL - Outstanding insight into the eagles and a spectacular map! I never knew where the mulch pile was! ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 01, 2021, 12:58:11 AM
Happy New Year, everybirdy, from the eternally overlooked Mountain time zone! 8)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on January 01, 2021, 01:41:48 AM
T40 happy CO new year to you.   

Some real time put your big boy pants on snow is yet to come.

We love it.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2021, 05:15:30 AM
Happy New Year, everyone!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on January 01, 2021, 06:59:24 AM
The magic words of the day, hoping anyway, would be Happy New Year.  Determined that ominous clouds will not dissuade me from trying for what we desire.  We're going to need strength and God's help.  Hope springs eternal!

The best of times in 2021 to all my buddies here. 

P     
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on January 01, 2021, 07:52:29 AM
Happy Happy New Year!!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: MpMom on January 01, 2021, 09:19:44 AM
To a better year for all ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: koftheheart on January 01, 2021, 10:42:37 AM
                                                        Happy New Year!
I haven't been here is quite some time and seems like everything got wiped out.
So here I am starting all over again.. But good to be back!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 01, 2021, 10:50:46 AM
We as is in 'Mom and DM2' are still here just running down the Run for a wee bit for 2021.

For some unbeknownst to us reason, a very strange feeling to them too, the 2 footer traffic has been very light this year.

I'm sensing a little bit of that too Mom, DM2 said.

A very odd 2 footer absent hereabouts has been duly noted by both wings.

Lot's of humans at the Walmart.

Stay away from the light, U 2.

I'm going to reverse my thinking on these 2 for 2021.

Perhaps they sense that, as all critters do, the absence of us.

We love bats & bats love us too, but we don't go into their caves to kiss and eat them as spelunkers go.
I'll have what she is having LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on January 01, 2021, 02:09:27 PM
Certainly not a closeup - but adult was flying back/forth at runoff about 2:05.  Look like it finally went to M2.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2021, 02:20:37 PM
Somebirdy was circling over the retention pond, about 15 minutes ago on rewind
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 01, 2021, 04:56:49 PM
Happy New Year to all of us! Love the "cards" especially the Brave Eagle!
Let the adventures of 2021 begin.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on January 01, 2021, 07:53:08 PM
                                                        Happy New Year!
I haven't been here is quite some time and seems like everything got wiped out.
So here I am starting all over again.. But good to be back!  :)
Nice to see you, koftheheart.  I remember you from way back!
Sincere wishes to all here for a safe and happy New Year! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2021, 08:04:55 AM
Looks so pretty in Decorah this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2021, 09:29:04 AM
Great job spotting somebirdy, cam ops!  :)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50795901672_245ff7bd7d_b.jpg)

Looks like it could be Mom, maybe?!  They flew off into the direction of N2B.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2021, 11:22:12 AM
Mom or DM2, hard to tell?
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on January 03, 2021, 12:04:01 PM
They always look fresh and pretty with snow!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 03, 2021, 12:22:38 PM
Snowy, icy branches make for good views. Thanks, cam ops. And LisaG.
I'm thinking the one on the maple is Mom this morning about 11:30.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 04, 2021, 10:47:21 AM
Hello...Hello...Hello...? ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: mrsfalcon on January 04, 2021, 11:09:02 AM
Hi! Making the customary new year's changes to the forum. This will be the place to discuss the Decorah Eagles in 2021!

Amy
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on January 04, 2021, 11:17:47 AM
Saw the change of date this mornin' Amy.  Busy little fingers getting it all ready for us.  Now, could you please talk to Mom and DM2.   We're being patient - thanks or your work and for listening to our continuous complaints.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on January 04, 2021, 11:41:56 AM
I never thought I would make this New Year's wish, but here it is. It's a trade-off.  While we won't be able the share the eagles' lives the way we have for so many years, may all the Forum Folk weather the serious medical, social, political, financial, and personal challenges headed our way this year so that we can all gather to watch the clutch of 2022 in the the traditional way. I wish you peace and safety.

Thanks RRP for all that you do for us. You have no idea how important your efforts and achievements are in our lives.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 04, 2021, 12:03:37 PM
Hi! Making the customary new year's changes to the forum. This will be the place to discuss the Decorah Eagles in 2021!

Amy

Thank you, Amy   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 04, 2021, 04:01:14 PM
Well said, lilbirdz! (I do think RRP knows how passionate we are. ;))
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: angelolady on January 04, 2021, 07:03:02 PM
oldguy--could you please share again how to get our link to open at the point we left off?   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2021, 06:59:43 AM
No eagles, but I love this view of the nest
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A few more morning pics from Decorah
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2021, 12:22:29 PM
Beautiful day in Decorah
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 06, 2021, 01:27:23 PM
Great Blue Heron perched in a tree
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 06, 2021, 04:08:37 PM
Beautiful bird, Lisa! It was in the evergreens on the bluff near N1. We could see when it flew off and the camera pulled back. Not sure what kind of evergreen. Anyone know?  :)   Anyone care?   :-[

Nice closeups of Red and Kentucky Boone just before the GBH on the rewind. Us horse lovers are always ready for pics of the horses.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 06, 2021, 04:46:38 PM
Mom is that you?!?!?
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 06, 2021, 04:49:48 PM
Beautiful bird, Lisa! It was in the evergreens on the bluff near N1. We could see when it flew off and the camera pulled back. Not sure what kind of evergreen. Anyone know?  :)   Anyone care?   :-[

Nice closeups of Red and Kentucky Boone just before the GBH on the rewind. Us horse lovers are always ready for pics of the horses.

STL, Great Blue Herons are so prehistoric looking.  I live near the water, and we have some that fly over my house. They are so graceful looking when they fly. 

Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 06, 2021, 06:04:05 PM
Our Decorah Family... I included the Norths below, missing Mom & DM2  :-\ :-\ ❤️❤️
Red & Kentucky Boone saying hi!!
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GBH visitor today in Decorah
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The Norths ❤️❤️❤️
Busy Teamwork!!!
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Beautiful closeup!!
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Decorah North: Both Home some DNF closeups  https://youtu.be/san9K5Y-3N4 via lizzy g eaglespirit
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on January 06, 2021, 08:44:44 PM
Great pics and gifs Lisa, STL and Lori!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: MpMom on January 07, 2021, 09:00:48 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2021, 09:04:13 AM
;)

Great pic, MpMom  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2021, 09:09:22 AM
On rewind about 30 minutes ago :D
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And, their off...
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on January 07, 2021, 09:15:03 AM
 ;D Happy New Year --MpMom do you know who this is? it's a falcon, right--or is it a hawk?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2021, 09:52:05 AM
;D Happy New Year --MpMom do you know who this is? it's a falcon, right--or is it a hawk?

Matisse - I hope MpMom don't mind me answering you.   It's a Red tailed hawk.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 07, 2021, 11:50:26 AM
Lisa, I agree on the red-tailed hawk. I looked them up at "AllAboutBirds" and by then, there were 2 of them perching together in an N1 bluff tree.

I'm thinking it was Mom perching a few minutes earlier at the hatchery bluff area. Or DM2??
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2021, 12:11:44 PM
Lisa, I agree on the red-tailed hawk. I looked them up at "AllAboutBirds" and by then, there were 2 of them perching together in an N1 bluff tree.

I'm thinking it was Mom perching a few minutes earlier at the hatchery bluff area. Or DM2??

STL, I really think it was DM2, but I was not going to say, so I changed my post from, he's off to their off!  ;D

Those two RTH are pretty, and it was nice to see both.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tjjtj on January 07, 2021, 12:41:10 PM
Hello all and Happy New Year to all.  I'm an old fellow who has watched (and sometimes commented) for many years.  But this year the eagles will probably be more important to me than ever (Lilbirdz, I agree with you).  Some of you are positively brilliant with your video pictures!  This year we all will probably be watching DEN a lot for our BE fix.  Love to you all (espicially Amy, for all you do for us).
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tjjtj on January 07, 2021, 12:58:32 PM
Could some one help me set my 2021 RRP Forum tab on my tool bar so that it opens at my last viewing?   I was able to update my tab so that it takes me to the 2021 forum but it starts me at the top of page 1 rather than my last viewing. (I know we do this year after year ... but I'm older and forget  :-\)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2021, 01:50:47 PM
Could some one help me set my 2021 RRP Forum tab on my tool bar so that it opens at my last viewing?   I was able to update my tab so that it takes me to the 2021 forum but it starts me at the top of page 1 rather than my last viewing. (I know we do this year after year ... but I'm older and forget  :-\)

Let me see if I can get oldguy from the Beak to come help. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on January 07, 2021, 03:14:09 PM
Great pics MpMom, Lisa, Matisse and STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: MpMom on January 07, 2021, 03:25:55 PM
Got busy Matisse but glad Lisa could answer you.
I love R.T's. I have a few here too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2021, 03:29:11 PM
Great pics MpMom, Lisa, Matisse and STL!

Thanks, tig and great pic!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on January 07, 2021, 04:27:02 PM
Great pics MpMom, Lisa, Matisse and STL!

Thanks, tig and great pic!

thanks for your answer Lisa and MpMom ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2021, 04:33:00 PM
Got busy Matisse but glad Lisa could answer you.
I love R.T's. I have a few here too.

I figured you got busy, so was hoping you didn't mind me answering.  :D

Great pic!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: oldguy on January 07, 2021, 08:02:08 PM
Could some one help me set my 2021 RRP Forum tab on my tool bar so that it opens at my last viewing?   I was able to update my tab so that it takes me to the 2021 forum but it starts me at the top of page 1 rather than my last viewing. (I know we do this year after year ... but I'm older and forget  :-\)

Let me see if I can get oldguy from the Beak to come help.

Good Evening Everyone - yes it is time to post the new bookmarks for 2021 - these bookmarks will return you to the forum at the last message you had open the previous visit.

Decorah Eagles 2021 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2687.new.html#new

Decorah North Nest 2021 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2688.new.html#new

Beak Room 2021 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2689.new.html#new

Cheers 2021 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2690.new.html#new

I am posting this in all 4 forums...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on January 08, 2021, 10:53:23 AM
RRP Facebook Page -- 10:28 a.m. 1/8/21

Where have the Decorah Eagles been? We have an update for you after several weeks of observation in the vicinity of N2B and a relatively new eagle nest within what we would describe as their territory. We will start by clarifying that we are not disclosing the location of this nest at the request of the property owner. The new nest is within the typical bald eagle territorial area of up to 6 square miles. Unfortunately, it is not within view of any cameras we have near the fish hatchery.

Are these really the Decorah Eagles?

We have spent hours watching this nest with powerful spotting scopes and cameras. We agree, as do several of our Decorah Eagle experts, that they look like Mom and DM2. What do we base that on?

- Their head feathers and beak shape and color are consistent with Mom and DM2.
- When they are at the hatchery, we have not seen them at the new nest and vis-versa.
- While our team was watching on January 7, a single male eagle perched at the hatchery bluff took off. 15 minutes later, I observed a male eagle joining the female eagle perched in a branch above the new nest. The female eagle dropped down to the nest and they worked on the nest for a bit. The two got a bit frisky and lunged beaks at one other, something we've often seen Mom and DM2 do.
- And of course Mom and DM are not spending as much time at N2B, the maple tree, or roosting near N2B as they did in late 2020 and other seasons.

We believe that Mom and DM2 built a new nest within their territory and that they will most likely nest there this year, although we won't know for sure until they lay eggs. We will continue to observe the two nests in this territory and are continuing our search of the area to rule out any other potential nest sites.

Will you be able to stream them?

That all depends on the property owners. A distant camera won't give us the close-ups of nest life that we enjoyed at N2B, but we could install one. Long time watchers will remember that Jim Womeldorf set up a long distance camera in 2013, the year they moved to N2. However, we also need to have access to the property and a willing partner. We're working on it, but we can't guarantee it.

So, what does this mean for the Decorah Eagle live cam? While we wait and work on access, we will continue monitoring the new nest area and N2B. Mom Decorah will most likely decide to lay her eggs at one of these two locations, and we sure hope she chooses N2B!

If you would like to watch eagles while we wait to see what happens, please visit our Decorah North Eagle cam at https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/. While I miss watching Mom and DM2, Mr. North and DNF have been very busy with nestorations and we love the diversity of wildlife we see at this nest.

Sue and Benny Bruhling first located this nest in early December. We thank them for sharing the location with us. More thanks to Robin Brumm and our camera operators for their help monitoring and ID'ing the eagles, and to our Eagle Council for sharing their invaluable expertise and knowledge.

https://www.facebook.com/RaptorResourceProject/videos/321051512492339


Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 08, 2021, 11:11:12 AM
I say leave them be, they chose to leave. I love them enough to let them go.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2021, 11:20:35 AM
Thank you, Ginger :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: mrsfalcon on January 08, 2021, 11:58:27 AM
GM everyone! I love the pics! It always amazes me to see Great Blue Herons in Decorah this time of year. I know there is plenty of running water and fish, but it is still odd to see them in the snow!

On the Red-tailed hawks: those appear to be adults, based on eye color, and you can just see their belly bands (high up on their chests), which is my favorite front field mark. My favorite book for at-a-distance if remains 'Hawks from Every Angle'. I think it can't be beat for ID.

Amy
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tjjtj on January 08, 2021, 12:03:57 PM
Old Guy thank you so much.  This worked!  I now open to the proper spot.  Happy New year to you.  And thank you for including the North nest.  Looks like I'm Going to be hanging out there this winter.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2021, 12:16:27 PM
GM everyone! I love the pics! It always amazes me to see Great Blue Herons in Decorah this time of year. I know there is plenty of running water and fish, but it is still odd to see them in the snow!

On the Red-tailed hawks: those appear to be adults, based on eye color, and you can just see their belly bands (high up on their chests), which is my favorite front field mark. My favorite book for at-a-distance if remains 'Hawks from Every Angle'. I think it can't be beat for ID.

Amy

Thanks, Amy....will have to check that book out!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 08, 2021, 01:32:50 PM
The book, Hawks from Every Angle sells for @19.95 at Amazon Smile (so your purchase benefits RRP).
Might also be available from the Half-price online store. I will look.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 08, 2021, 02:05:45 PM
Half Price Books online at www.hpb.com
Hawks from Every Angle is currently out of stock. Pic shows the author and book cover.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jfrancl on January 08, 2021, 02:18:41 PM
We will be holding a scheduled chat on Monday, 1-11-21, 9-11 am CDT. Amy and John may stop in to help answer any questions that chatters have about the new nest or anything eagle. Please stop in for a visit and say hello. Go here to chat: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

We look forward to seeing you.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on January 08, 2021, 02:35:04 PM
I was in rewind and wanted to snip a pic of yesterday's red-tailed hawk pair.  I caught the second hawk flying in.  Not the sharpest pic, but you can see the 2nd hawk's pretty red tail as it arrives.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2021, 02:47:06 PM
We will be holding a scheduled chat on Monday, 1-11-21, 9-11 am CDT. Amy and John may stop in to help answer any questions that chatters have about the new nest or anything eagle. Please stop in for a visit and say hello. Go here to chat: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

We look forward to seeing you.

Thank you, Jf
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2021, 02:48:24 PM
I was in rewind and wanted to snip a pic of yesterday's red-tailed hawk pair.  I caught the second hawk flying in.  Not the sharpest pic, but you can see the 2nd hawk's pretty red tail as it arrives.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d319b97a5af6600b23bc004a8854abfee76e0313af72ad3c4c7f38619b9d5d31.jpg)

Great pic, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 08, 2021, 04:38:50 PM
Yes, definitely a great catch of the red-tailed hawk landing. I was unaware that the undersides of their tails are white.  That hawk book might be a good addition to my library.

And thanks for the heads-up on Monday's chat about the new nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on January 08, 2021, 10:28:22 PM
Pure conjecture on my part. Gleaned from the previous on the ground reports.

I'll map out my best guess and let you all decide where N5 might be.

Within the ellipse ?

Could be totally wildly wrong.
I do know BE's enough to know they aren't going upstream away from a fish hatchery and eating fish in a barrel.

Away from the hatchery NE downstream Trout Run towards the Upper Iowa River.

This concerns me as a lover of all birds. Fame.

What a mutually good decision for our eagle baby's.
Going out at # 1 on the explore. com site at 17 year yrs old Mom said.

No shit DM2 said as a wise mate. You don't look a white feather over 6 my dear.

Check out these here digs as a genetically nest building male bald eagle built, Mom, that is cool, now I'm gravid.

Please respect the private property owners, RRP and most importantly the eagles.

Looks like a bloody good tree crotch for a Bald Eagle nest to me.   

Nest tree type: By the bark of it it's truly hard to tell from these here images from this distance at leaf off
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 09, 2021, 07:46:54 AM
Well....hello!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: MpMom on January 09, 2021, 08:08:41 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 09, 2021, 08:15:30 AM
One more pic before they left
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 09, 2021, 09:28:24 AM
Happy Birthday David Lynch, ENJOY YOUR DAY!!!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 09, 2021, 12:58:06 PM
(https://www.animoticons.com/files/day-by-day/birthday-smiley-faces/63.gif) DAVID LYNCH!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2021, 07:42:40 AM
Cam ops spotted a couple deer behind the barn at the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 10, 2021, 12:47:47 PM
Good catch, Lisa. On the rewind, there were at least 4 wandering about at the edge of the woods, including a nice buck.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2021, 12:59:12 PM
Good catch, Lisa. On the rewind, there were at least 4 wandering about at the edge of the woods, including a nice buck.

Oh, I missed the buck!  :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2021, 01:00:32 PM
I think this RTH is loving being on the Decorah eagle cam!   ;D
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 10, 2021, 04:24:54 PM
Yes, Lisa, agreed that the RTHs are fun to watch. Wonder where they build nests?

Late this afternoon, one of the BEs is in a bluff tree, one with millions of branches. I'm guessing DM2.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2021, 04:28:11 PM
Yes, Lisa, agreed that the RTHs are fun to watch. Wonder where they build nests?

Late this afternoon, one of the BEs is in a bluff tree, one with millions of branches. I'm guessing DM2.

Great pics, STL

I have often wondered that too about the RTH's.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2021, 04:31:16 PM
Hard to tell who this is between the branches
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 10, 2021, 04:46:20 PM
Good catch, Lisa. On the rewind, there were at least 4 wandering about at the edge of the woods, including a nice buck.

Oh, I missed the buck!  :(

I missed him too! Maybe someone recorded it. great posts guys!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 10, 2021, 04:47:17 PM
Decorah lil deer visitors  ;)
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Decorah Eagles Deer 01 10 2021https://youtu.be/wfYciB97poEvia blossem holland
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2021, 04:51:48 PM
Lori - LOVE the deer gif!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 11, 2021, 12:05:17 PM
While we were chatting about the new nest, etc., horses were resting in the sunshine early this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tjjtj on January 11, 2021, 07:47:40 PM
Horses resting" is soooo peaceful.  Thank you
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 12, 2021, 07:38:51 AM
Sunrise over the bluffs
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 13, 2021, 10:39:43 AM
A visitor in the pines with an almost all white head
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 13, 2021, 12:26:33 PM
Lisa, beautiful pics of the visitor. Inactivity at N2B probably encourages visitors to stop for a while. At this time of year, Mom and DM2 might chase them away from the area if they were going to use the nest. I'm hoping that N2B will become the fledglings' landing location this summer.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 13, 2021, 12:31:06 PM
Lisa, beautiful pics of the visitor. Inactivity at N2B probably encourages visitors to stop for a while. At this time of year, Mom and DM2 might chase them away from the area if they were going to use the nest. I'm hoping that N2B will become the fledglings' landing location this summer.

Thanks, STL  :)

I would imagine an empty nest looks very inviting for visitors.  An already built nest, with minor repairs needed.   ;D

 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: buzbee on January 13, 2021, 06:35:20 PM
A visitor in the pines with an almost all white head
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That eagle looks like the one that was hanging around last week (I think last week). I remember seeing that same dark spot on the top of its head.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 13, 2021, 06:51:29 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 13, 2021, 06:57:26 PM
 :)

From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project

Thanks for the airmail, eaglets! D27, D35, and D36 are sticking fairly tight to their current areas, which are about 50 miles away from one another. D27, in Spillville, is the farthest north while D35, near Iowa City, is the farthest south.

D27 is in the Spillville area on the western part of her winter range, not too far from Decorah. Brett pointed out that she tends to explore agricultural fields the day and roosts along the Turkey River at night - something we've seen all of our eagles do.  This area, like so much of the Driftless, is an eagle paradise. Steep wooded river valleys incise upland farming area, creating a patchwork of areas to sleep, hunt, eat, and gather. Spillville is also a great site for classical music nerds: Composer Antonin Dvorak and his family spent a summer there after completing his New World Symphony and the experience inspired his New World Quartet: http://www.antonin-dvorak.cz/en/spillville.

Those of you who live near Iowa City won't be surprised to learn that D35 is hanging around Iowa City and the Iowa River. You've told us about the eagles you are seeing there, especially since winter started getting serious in late December. I'm not surprised it is a popular gathering place: the habitat looks excellent and it shortcuts Iowa's 'nose', providing an inland shortcut to the southern reaches of the Upper Mississippi River. This area is outside the Driftless, which means less habitat for wintering and migrating birds and more of them concentrated in whatever habitat there is.

D36 is spending time between D35 and D27, along the Maquoketa River, near Dundee, Iowa, just south of Strawberry Point: also a popular spot for a younger D27, D24, and D1.

Since we're about halfway through January, I got curious about what our eagles tend to do in February. The interactive maps show most of the southern eagles starting to drift north as the days lengthen, while eagles up near Decorah tended to stay in the area, assuming that the area has a diameter of about 25 miles. Their travels really take off in March, as longer, warmer days translate to open water and they begin to feel a tug north.

A thousand thanks to Brett Mandernack and the Eagle Valley crew for their expertise, maps, and data! To view the travels of all the eagles we've tracked, please visit our interactive maps at https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 14, 2021, 06:04:01 AM
T40 - Thank you for the RRP post on our D's!  :)

buzbee - I was trying to see if the visitor had a transmitter on it. The one that visited back in Dec. had a brown spot on the top of the head too.  But, it didn't look like it from what I could see. Whoever they are...they sure are pretty. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 14, 2021, 09:32:08 AM
Some kind of kitty or critter?
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2021, 07:35:20 AM
Beautiful snowy day in Decorah
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on January 15, 2021, 07:39:40 AM
'bout 7:34 Red comes out to take a roll in the snow.  Then back in the barn.  Snow???  Had to be cold; never saw snow roll.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on January 15, 2021, 08:31:19 AM
Puff--Red shares the barn with another stud, so I'm guessin' he'd think it would be weird if he took a "roll in the hay"!   :) ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on January 15, 2021, 08:45:14 AM
Hey eburg  Kinky too, both stallions?

HI!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: MpMom on January 15, 2021, 09:27:37 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2021, 09:33:38 AM
;)

Great pics, MpMom
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2021, 11:49:58 AM
On rewind a lil over 2 hours ago..Mom & DM2 doing a lil fishing in the retention pond.  Someone was lucky, as they got something and took off in the trees towards the base of the bluffs.

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Both adults crossing over each other, over the retention pond
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 15, 2021, 01:02:12 PM
Great catches of retention pond fishing, Lisa.

Where was the sub-adult earlier?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2021, 01:40:05 PM
Great catches of retention pond fishing, Lisa.

Where was the sub-adult earlier?

STL - If you are looking retention pond, the SA was in that big tree to the right of the screen before the road curves.  It looks like a evergreen tree of some sort to me. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 15, 2021, 02:30:06 PM
Thanks for the sub-adult visitor's tree location pic Lisa! I missed the pull-back on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 15, 2021, 02:42:50 PM
Decorah Eagles 1-15-21, 9:45 am 2 adults fishing the pond, maybe Mom & DM2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiU5JMtB58w
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2021, 05:14:21 PM
Decorah Eagles 1-15-21, 9:45 am 2 adults fishing the pond, maybe Mom & DM2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiU5JMtB58w

Thanks for the video, T40  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 15, 2021, 06:53:59 PM
Yes, lovely video, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2021, 01:22:08 PM
Mom on M2, and assuming its DM2 fishing the pond
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 16, 2021, 01:40:46 PM
Well look who just paid us a visit in Decorah... :D
DM2 visiting N2B
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2021, 01:47:39 PM
Great gif, Lori!

A few pics of DM2 visiting the nest. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on January 16, 2021, 02:02:40 PM
"Walk softly and carry a big stick!"  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 16, 2021, 03:39:34 PM
Lori & Lisa, exciting to see both Mom and DM2 this afternoon. I'm not getting my hopes up.
PeepSpy, great caption for DM2's pic!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on January 16, 2021, 04:16:17 PM
Great gif and pics Lori, Lisa and STL!

That was a big stick he brought in!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2021, 04:22:30 PM
Great gif and pics Lori, Lisa and STL!

That was a big stick he brought in!

Thanks, tig  :)

He actually didn't bring that stick in, it was the stick that blew over on that very windy day back in Nov or Dec. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2021, 04:23:00 PM
Lori & Lisa, exciting to see both Mom and DM2 this afternoon. I'm not getting my hopes up.
PeepSpy, great caption for DM2's pic!

STL, it was exciting to see both even if it was just for a few minutes.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on January 16, 2021, 05:02:40 PM
Great gif and pics Lori, Lisa and STL!

That was a big stick he brought in!

Thanks, tig  :)

He actually didn't bring that stick in, it was the stick that blew over on that very windy day back in Nov or Dec.

Haha, I should have known!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2021, 05:10:31 PM
Great gif and pics Lori, Lisa and STL!

That was a big stick he brought in!

Thanks, tig  :)

He actually didn't bring that stick in, it was the stick that blew over on that very windy day back in Nov or Dec.

Haha, I should have known!

 ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on January 16, 2021, 05:54:56 PM
Great gif and pics Lori, Lisa and STL!

That was a big stick he brought in!

Thanks, tig  :)

He actually didn't bring that stick in, it was the stick that blew over on that very windy day back in Nov or Dec.

Thanks for mentioning that, Lisa.  I wondered if it was that same stick.  You saved me a trip to rewind. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2021, 05:56:52 PM
Great gif and pics Lori, Lisa and STL!

That was a big stick he brought in!

Thanks, tig  :)

He actually didn't bring that stick in, it was the stick that blew over on that very windy day back in Nov or Dec.

Thanks for mentioning that, Lisa.  I wondered if it was that same stick.  You saved me a trip to rewind. ;)

 :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2021, 08:40:21 AM
Roughly 25 minutes ago on rewind, somebirdy flies towards the nest, and then you can hear then land near N2B and start to vocalize. 
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Pic of the nest from the pavilion cam
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: buzbee on January 17, 2021, 11:25:15 AM
Roughly 25 minutes ago on rewind, somebirdy flies towards the nest, and then you can hear then land near N2B and start to vocalize. 
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Pic of the nest from the pavilion cam
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That was DM2 I believe. There was the soft, high-pitched vocal that he is known for. Sure do miss them!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 17, 2021, 12:13:22 PM
That's a different view of the N2B nest, from the pavilion cam. Thanks, Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2021, 12:15:11 PM


That was DM2 I believe. There was the soft, high-pitched vocal that he is known for. Sure do miss them!!

I thought it sounded like DM2, but was not positive without seeing him.  I miss them too!  :-\
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2021, 12:15:43 PM
That's a different view of the N2B nest, from the pavilion cam. Thanks, Lisa!

It was a really cool close-up from the Cam ops! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on January 17, 2021, 11:05:07 PM
You know Pip and I are just  :) on the pics.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on January 18, 2021, 07:01:24 AM
 :o look what i saw on rewind--about a third of the way in. It stays on the nest quite awhile calling to another owl, but when he's at the right side of the nest, I think I can hear a coyote howling as well ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2021, 07:04:34 AM
:o look what i saw on rewind--about a third of the way in

Great pic, Matisse!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on January 18, 2021, 08:14:21 AM
So nice of you to keep late watch/late hours for us Matisse  Very good viewing.   ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: firetruck1988 on January 18, 2021, 09:57:14 AM
Maybe the owls will move into n2b and give us something to watch and chat about.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on January 18, 2021, 10:19:31 AM
Great pic Matisse!

Sounded like some commotion going on around 10:08 or so. Lot's of distant vocalizing, someone in distress or perhaps a food chase. Caught a glimpse of someone going by the retention pond.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on January 18, 2021, 10:29:30 AM
Maybe the owls will move into n2b and give us something to watch and chat about.

It seems that every year the gho's come to the nest around this time, so it's not unusual. They do seek out old nests to settle in, but mom, old dad, and dm2 protect(ed) it well once egg season comes(came) around. Hopefully they keep this nest for themselves, but if they give it up, it would be interesting to observe the behaviors of owls ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2021, 10:36:16 AM
Great pics, tig!

Going to add the few that I captured
  :)
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The two shadows in the background look like eagles that were chasing the one eating on the branch
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2021, 10:38:34 AM
Hello, lil beauty
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on January 18, 2021, 10:43:01 AM
 ;D great pics Lisa.


this subadult has interesting coloration on his head--looks like a bandit with black still around eyes ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on January 18, 2021, 10:48:34 AM
Thanks Lisa!

More great pics by Lisa and Matisse!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2021, 10:56:07 AM
;D great pics Lisa.


this subadult has interesting coloration on his head--looks like a bandit with black still around eyes ;)

LOL, he does look he is wearing a mask.

Thanks, tig  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2021, 11:31:51 AM
Somebirdy's are out soaring - Great job by the cam ops following!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 18, 2021, 12:15:34 PM
Lots of great pics this morning. Thanks cam ops and watchers!

Great day for soaring. Could those birds with narrow-looking wings be vultures?

Might the sub-adult (masked) visitor have a broken feather in the right wing or tail? Looks out of place and tan colored.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on January 18, 2021, 12:51:12 PM
Lots of great pics this morning. Thanks cam ops and watchers!

Great day for soaring. Could those birds with narrow-looking wings be vultures?

Might the sub-adult (masked) visitor have a broken feather in the right wing or tail? Looks out of place and tan colored.

I think what you're seeing is a broken off stub of a branch ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on January 18, 2021, 01:05:57 PM
Lots of great pics this morning. Thanks cam ops and watchers!

Great day for soaring. Could those birds with narrow-looking wings be vultures?

Might the sub-adult (masked) visitor have a broken feather in the right wing or tail? Looks out of place and tan colored.

I wasn't watching the soaring so I can't say if they looked like vultures, however, vultures migrate for the winter so it's unlikely to be them.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 18, 2021, 04:18:06 PM
Always good to take a second, and enlarged, look at the pics.

About the soarers, thanks Ginger for the info about vultures migrating. I didn't know that. So eagles then.

And what I thought might be broken feather is not; it's definitely the end of a limb, easy to see on the enlarged view. Thanks to Matisse for this info.

The sub-adult this morning (10AM or so) was eating something on the perch. Two crows came to harrass, and I got a fair pic of one of them.  Isn't it grand to have the rewind feature?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2021, 04:21:21 PM
Always good to take a second, and enlarged, look at the pics.

About the soarers, thanks Ginger for the info about vultures migrating. I didn't know that. So eagles then.

And what I thought might be broken feather is not; it's definitely the end of a limb, easy to see on the enlarged view. Thanks to Matisse for this info.

The sub-adult this morning (10AM or so) was eating something on the perch. Two crows came to harrass, and I got a fair pic of one of them.  Isn't it grand to have the rewind feature?

Great pic, STL!

Rewind is our friend  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2021, 10:01:20 AM
A beautiful SA was on the maple and flew over the retention pond to try some fishing.  It did not look like it was successful, as I don't see any fish in its talons.  - Thank you cam ops  :)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 21, 2021, 03:05:06 PM
Lisa, the sub-a has a following of crows! Guess they know that this bird eats in the branches and might drop some leftovers for them.  Crows are really smart.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 22, 2021, 09:15:16 AM
DM2 to the nest with a small amount of nesting material.  He moved some sticks around, and took off in the direction of the retention pond.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 22, 2021, 09:31:55 AM
Somebirdy over the farm

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 22, 2021, 11:06:50 AM
DM2 remembers that N2B is still there!  Lisa, Great pic of nest material delivery. He didn't stay long on the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 22, 2021, 11:37:45 AM
DM2 remembers that N2B is still there!  Lisa, Great pic of nest material delivery. He didn't stay long on the nest.

Great pic, STL!

Yes, quick visit for sure!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on January 22, 2021, 11:52:41 AM
Great pics Lisa and STL.

I think DM2 is making his weekly "tease" visit.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 22, 2021, 12:09:37 PM
Great pics Lisa and STL.

I think DM2 is making his weekly "tease" visit.

Great pics, tig  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 22, 2021, 12:19:34 PM
Decorah DM2 with a brief delivery today!!!
Thanks for sharing pics Lisa, stl, tig & all!

(https://i.gyazo.com/c0547bddc5c6c6204ad6522cf50a41a6.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 22, 2021, 12:23:28 PM
Decorah DM2 with a brief delivery today!!!
Thanks for sharing pics Lisa, stl, tig & all!

(https://i.gyazo.com/c0547bddc5c6c6204ad6522cf50a41a6.gif)

Thank you, Lori....great gif!  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 22, 2021, 12:41:22 PM
Just joining the bandwagon here, thinking I had an exclusive scoop! Hahaha! Why, oh why, do eagles tease us like this?! :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 22, 2021, 12:51:27 PM
Just joining the bandwagon here, thinking I had an exclusive scoop! Hahaha! Why, oh why, do eagles tease us like this?! :-*

Great pics, T40!

I wish they would stop teasing us!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on January 22, 2021, 01:27:16 PM
Great gif and pics Lori and T40!

DM2 is just a big ole tease!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 22, 2021, 02:30:18 PM
DM2 must just be looking after his real estate investment and, in effect, putting up a "Not for Sale" sign for the curious. Mom, on the other hand, has clearly moved on. I'm sure the new nest has all the snow trampled down by now, with a new thick layer of grasses on top. :-*

January 22, 2021: A visit from DM2! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWsvXqn-4Rg
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 22, 2021, 03:46:39 PM
DM2 must just be looking after his real estate investment and, in effect, putting up a "Not for Sale" sign for the curious. Mom, on the other hand, has clearly moved on. I'm sure the new nest has all the snow trampled down by now, with a new thick layer of grasses on top. :-*

January 22, 2021: A visit from DM2! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWsvXqn-4Rg

I agree T40, I was thinking the same thing.  He brought in this  "itty bitty" clump of grass and "tiny" stick just to make it look lived in.  He looked at the cam and said, "I'm out".  ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on January 22, 2021, 03:59:03 PM
Since Mom is the one that will be laying the eggs, she definitely has the final say on which nest they will call home this year. Sigh.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 22, 2021, 04:01:07 PM
And . . . It's working!  We're all watching for the next visit.
Like the 2-year-old grandkids who know exactly how to hit up grandma for a cookie by doing something really cute.
Wonder if the GHOs are impressed, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 22, 2021, 04:27:48 PM
About 30 minutes ago on rewind.....Cam ops found someone way up there!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on January 22, 2021, 05:08:47 PM
DM2 must just be looking after his real estate investment and, in effect, putting up a "Not for Sale" sign for the curious. Mom, on the other hand, has clearly moved on. I'm sure the new nest has all the snow trampled down by now, with a new thick layer of grasses on top. :-*

T40 I agree. I guess DM2 just came back to "post up" the cabin for the winter.  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 22, 2021, 05:27:54 PM
DM2 must just be looking after his real estate investment and, in effect, putting up a "Not for Sale" sign for the curious. Mom, on the other hand, has clearly moved on. I'm sure the new nest has all the snow trampled down by now, with a new thick layer of grasses on top. :-*

T40 I agree. I guess DM2 just came back to "post up" the cabin for the winter.  ;)  ;D

BL that's a good one!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 22, 2021, 07:03:57 PM
DM2 must just be looking after his real estate investment and, in effect, putting up a "Not for Sale" sign for the curious. Mom, on the other hand, has clearly moved on. I'm sure the new nest has all the snow trampled down by now, with a new thick layer of grasses on top. :-*

T40 I agree. I guess DM2 just came back to "post up" the cabin for the winter.  ;)  ;D

You know, I was thinking of you, BL, when I mentioned the sign - and you delivered! Excellent!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 23, 2021, 02:51:47 AM
DM2 must just be looking after his real estate investment and, in effect, putting up a "Not for Sale" sign for the curious. Mom, on the other hand, has clearly moved on. I'm sure the new nest has all the snow trampled down by now, with a new thick layer of grasses on top. :-*

T40 I agree. I guess DM2 just came back to "post up" the cabin for the winter.  ;)  ;D

Perfect!!! lol  ;D ;D ;D I'm keeping the signs btw.  Very cool.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: angelolady on January 23, 2021, 11:19:38 AM
The signs are a good LOL.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: firetruck1988 on January 25, 2021, 12:21:15 PM
One has to wonder if there was some type of human disturbance in the area of n2b while the cameras were offline and that is why mom and dm2 built a new nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: buzbee on January 25, 2021, 04:55:51 PM
One has to wonder if there was some type of human disturbance in the area of n2b while the cameras were offline and that is why mom and dm2 built a new nest.

I had been wondering the same thing. Maybe DM2 didn't like the people on the nest (when doing cam maitenence). I think last year when it was done DM2 was still AWOL, but I could be very wrong. Perhaps they have sensed something else going on with the tree? We'll never know. Sure miss them!
 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on January 25, 2021, 07:55:13 PM
Whatever the reason, I miss them, too - very much!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 26, 2021, 11:08:52 AM
Activity at the retention pond this morning. A good sized gaggle of Canada geese making use of the open water, see pic at 8:30 AM and the rewind. Just at 11:00, there's an eagle swooping back and forth, disturbing the geese, possibly fishing. It's in the distance from the N2B cam, so too tiny for a pic.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 26, 2021, 11:38:31 AM
SA on a branch down stream from the Y
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And, their off....
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 26, 2021, 02:00:56 PM
GBH in the stream
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 27, 2021, 05:21:49 PM
Geese coming in for a landing at the retention pond
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 28, 2021, 10:42:45 AM
Lisa, great pic of the geese flying. Retention pond is popular because of open water all winter.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2021, 10:57:39 AM
Lisa, great pic of the geese flying. Retention pond is popular because of open water all winter.

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 30, 2021, 03:07:05 PM
(Link also has many other Glen Loyd videos, including the Flyway Cam. However, this video of the fastest Mom in the universe is a particular favorite of mine!)

Glen Loyd Videos: Decorah eagle eats a nest invader - https://www.gazettextra.com/blogs/community/glen_loyd_videos/glen-loyd-videos-decorah-eagle-eats-a-nest-invader/article_42b673be-6195-11eb-bb46-776897444aba.html

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on January 30, 2021, 03:27:33 PM
Never saw that vid either.  Must be dozing off and didn't know. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2021, 05:09:53 PM
(Link also has many other Glen Loyd videos, including the Flyway Cam. However, this video of the fastest Mom in the universe is a particular favorite of mine!)

Glen Loyd Videos: Decorah eagle eats a nest invader - https://www.gazettextra.com/blogs/community/glen_loyd_videos/glen-loyd-videos-decorah-eagle-eats-a-nest-invader/article_42b673be-6195-11eb-bb46-776897444aba.html

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi_webp/gqHkWS3e9sU/sddefault.webp)

Thanks, T40

Mom had enough of that mouse that day!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2021, 01:30:54 PM
On rewind about 3:30 hours ago, somebirdy flying towards the bluff area
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 31, 2021, 04:21:31 PM
Great pic, Lisa! Eagles have been pretty few and far between this weekend.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2021, 04:27:44 PM
Great pic, Lisa! Eagles have been pretty few and far between this weekend.

They sure have....(sigh)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2021, 07:22:24 AM
The deer are out this morning near the stream, and looking for something to eat.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 02, 2021, 10:47:40 AM
Great pic, Lisa. I counted 5 deer. Did I miss any in your pic?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2021, 11:10:01 AM
Great pic, Lisa. I counted 5 deer. Did I miss any in your pic?

STL, There were more, but those were the only ones that I screenshot. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on February 02, 2021, 11:12:02 AM
Lisa's right - I counted 7 or 8 as they moved into the trees to the right?

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 02, 2021, 07:55:27 PM
Beautiful visitors in Decorah this morning near the Y N1(http://dl5.glitter-graphics.net/pub/638/638145bltz6zqhdo.gif) (https://www.glitter-graphics.com)
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Great captures & info Lisa, STL & Puff!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2021, 04:58:37 AM
Great gif, Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2021, 07:17:38 AM
The deer are back again this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 03, 2021, 12:02:15 PM
Love your pics, Lisa. Deer are most active just about dawn and dusk. They crossed the intersection by the farm in traffic! No pic though.  Lots of geese in the retention pond.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2021, 01:58:01 PM
Love your pics, Lisa. Deer are most active just about dawn and dusk. They crossed the intersection by the farm in traffic! No pic though.  Lots of geese in the retention pond.

STL, hubby and I were watching when they were crossing the road, and both hollering at the screen....hurry!

Thankfully, it seemed both cars slowed down or stopped for them to cross.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 03, 2021, 02:41:55 PM
Great pics Lisa and STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2021, 04:16:05 PM
Great pics Lisa and STL!

Thanks, tig  :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 03, 2021, 04:34:09 PM
Thankfully, most drivers around the Decorah nest areas seem to be aware of wildlife and drive carefully. Deer can definitely do lots of damage to a vehicle in a collision, and vice-versa.  Many years ago a deer leaped from a country road embankment over the hood of my car! No crash, but I remember it like yesterday. Made me a more careful and watchful driver.   :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2021, 05:20:43 PM
I counted 8 so far in the stream, but I think there may be more.  This is just a few that I got in my pic this evening.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on February 03, 2021, 06:16:47 PM
Thankfully, most drivers around the Decorah nest areas seem to be aware of wildlife and drive carefully. Deer can definitely do lots of damage to a vehicle in a collision, and vice-versa.  Many years ago a deer leaped from a country road embankment over the hood of my car! No crash, but I remember it like yesterday. Made me a more careful and watchful driver.   :o

Gosh, STL! I gasped when I read this! No harm to you or the deer?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2021, 07:54:16 AM
More deer this morning, near N2B
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on February 06, 2021, 08:48:44 AM
To insure the future, do what Amy says!!  Hope Everybirdy makes the transition.  This time I'm going to write down my password!! :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2021, 09:25:45 AM
To insure the future, do what Amy says!!  Hope Everybirdy makes the transition.  This time I'm going to write down my password!! :o

 ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on February 06, 2021, 11:11:51 AM
When I couldn't remember my sign in - I then had to try to remember where the paper was that I scribbled it down on last time. :P

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 09, 2021, 05:59:06 PM
Posted by tigeag in the .org location:


From RRP Facebook page.

We are sorry to announce that RRP Board member Brett Mandernack found eaglet D35 dead on January 29, 2021, along the banks of the Iowa River just south of Iowa City. All of us find it heartbreaking to lose another eagle. It is one thing to know that first-year bald eagles have high mortality rates and another to see it reflected in the lives of eagles we have come to know and love.
A necropsy by Kay Neumann of SOAR found that D35 was killed by acute lead poisoning. To learn more about her diagnosis and what you can do, please follow this link: https://www.raptorresource.org/.../d35-killed-by-lead.../
 
SOAR has printable brochures on their website and the Lead is Poison Coalition has printable brochures on their Facebook page:
SOAR: https://soarraptors.org/hunt-and-fish-lead-free/
Lead is Poison Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/Lead-is-Poison-Coalition-121595381279639
 #gettheleadout
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: MpMom on February 09, 2021, 06:05:33 PM
Oh my gosh, I am so sad about 35 :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 10, 2021, 06:00:23 AM
Ginger, thanks for bringing tig's post over. 

So sad....  :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on February 10, 2021, 06:36:22 AM
DAMN!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on February 10, 2021, 12:09:32 PM
This is such very sad news about the loss of beautiful D35. The loss is even sadder knowing that 35 was a very healthy young eagle but that the cause of death was lead poisoning. Imagine if people would make that one simple change in their behavior. :'(  I'll hold onto memories of her beauty in the nest and in flight. Thanks to the efforts of members here, I have many pictures and videos to view again, just wish I would be reading her postcards instead.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: angelolady on February 10, 2021, 02:33:24 PM
I got lost somewhere along the way here.  Am I in the right place now?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 10, 2021, 02:43:41 PM
I got lost somewhere along the way here.  Am I in the right place now?

We think so.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2021, 11:40:36 AM
Mom D
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Looks like some new nesting material was brought to the nest too
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And, she's off...
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2021, 03:33:49 PM
Mom back on the maple. She flew off in the direction of the Y/barn, and came back towards the retention pond, then circled back around to the maple.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 12, 2021, 03:48:23 PM
Great pics Lisa! I saw where someone dropped off some fluff.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 12, 2021, 04:08:54 PM
Great pics Lisa! I saw where someone dropped off some fluff.

Thanks, tig....it sure was a nice surprise yesterday seeing the fluff and Mom.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2021, 07:16:26 AM
A few deer over by the farm enjoying some breakfast
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2021, 07:38:50 AM
Two separate birdy's flew over the retention pond this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2021, 08:05:37 AM
Mom back on Maple2 this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2021, 12:18:25 PM
Bottoms up! :D
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2021, 12:47:07 PM
Beautiful Mom visiting Maple2 again this afternoon
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 13, 2021, 01:36:16 PM
Bottoms up! :D
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50939807667_6544e475da_b.jpg)

so cute!  should try and get a gif of that lol :)  Love ALL your pics girly!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2021, 01:47:10 PM
Bottoms up! :D
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50939807667_6544e475da_b.jpg)

so cute!  should try and get a gif of that lol :)  Love ALL your pics girly!

Thanks, Lori....it was so funny seeing them do that!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2021, 04:50:42 PM
This afternoon while Mom was on Maple2, I had noticed her flying off and circling back around and landing in a tree near the Y/farm.  I have her circled in red.  Cam ops found her in a tree, which I think is the same one that I saw her flying off to this morning. 

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Mom leaving the tree....far left of the pic, under the branch
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Caught someone flying over the retention pond
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on February 13, 2021, 06:22:55 PM
lisa  Has her own "eagle eyes".  Nice caps  Thanks

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2021, 06:48:17 PM
lisa  Has her own "eagle eyes".  Nice caps  Thanks

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Thanks, Puff.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2021, 07:35:01 AM
Lots of eagle chatter again this morning at Decroah, as early as 5:24am!  Around 6:50am some birdy flew out from the area near the Y/farm, and then eventually headed towards the bluff area.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: MpMom on February 14, 2021, 07:39:36 AM
Lisa, love & miss seeing mom :-*
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2021, 07:44:47 AM
(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/valentine/happy-valentines-smiley-emoticon.gif) (http://www.sherv.net/) MpMom!

I miss seeing her too, and its wonderful anytime that we get a peek at her on cam!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2021, 07:50:55 AM
Someone headed from the bluff area back over in the direction of the hatchery area
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2021, 08:26:24 AM
DM2 on the left, Mom on right
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50941992518_0ccc49998b_b.jpg)

Mom
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2021, 08:52:28 AM
Mom at the Y, and the leaving
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on February 14, 2021, 12:50:46 PM
Oh, Lisa, these pics are wonderful!  Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2021, 12:59:14 PM
Oh, Lisa, these pics are wonderful!  Thanks so much!

You're welcome.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 14, 2021, 05:08:10 PM
chico -  Thanks for video and the chance to get some screen grabs!  :)

DECORAH EAGLES 2/14/2021 8:14 AM CT BOTH ARE IN THE TREE AT THE START - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSC3MpxjxQM&t=379s&ab_channel=70chico1

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2021, 05:21:11 PM
A few afternoon pics from Decorah - view of the nest, Mom on M2 and some birdy flying over (DM2?), and Mom on M2
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50942790063_c6b9dfc585_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50943664602_9c8345e572_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50943484146_622e91f590_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2021, 05:21:52 PM
T40 - Thanks for the video, and the great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2021, 05:57:51 PM
Last view of Mom on Maple2, as it looks like she is heading back to the new nest.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50944508267_736eaf0560_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50944406351_8b5895df79_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 14, 2021, 09:08:33 PM
Testing
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 14, 2021, 09:14:48 PM
I can't post in Beak!  :'(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 14, 2021, 10:00:04 PM
Great pics Lisa! Great video T40!

Great to see both Mom and DM2!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 15, 2021, 01:44:28 AM
I can't post in Beak!  :'(

I'm gonna try... hugs peep! ;)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on February 15, 2021, 10:14:02 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: calihoula on February 15, 2021, 10:56:54 AM
amy i cant post or read at jewel and her cubs animal cams and information jewel and her cubs not listed there now
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2021, 10:59:10 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah, and Mom visiting the Y
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50946334756_5058c33956_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50946442357_c82f4dca5a_b.jpg)

Mom calling out to DM2, who sounded near
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50945788088_08c13aa7ef_b.jpg)

Adorable lil deer in the stream this morning
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50946155748_395f9d2991_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Sasafrass452 on February 15, 2021, 11:30:05 AM
Hi, all! Been trying to keep up.... Very sad to hear about the loss of D35. Lead needs to be outlawed!

Also, I know Amy was moving to a new server, but there seems to be some issues. On the forum homepage, it appears as though I'm not logged in but when I open this thread, my user name shows up. In another instance, a different user name appeared! I'm posting this via https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum . Is this the right address?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 15, 2021, 04:22:19 PM
New server??? seems to be working. I had to log in just now. Been alternating between RRP and Explore to watch the nest today. Couple pics from this afternoon. The prey looks like gray squirrel, frozen, partially consumed when MrN brought it.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 15, 2021, 04:27:57 PM
Sorry everybody. Pics in previous post are from the North nest, by mistake.

Here are several of Mom from Decorah this morning. Exciting to see Mom and DM2 near N1 and the Y and the Maple!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 15, 2021, 04:31:17 PM
While Mom was on the Y, DM2 was perching in the Maple, not far away. Just after she flew off, so did he, and they joined up in the trees on one of the bluffs.

Nice pic of the deer, Lisa! Seems they get furrier every day in this zero cold.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 15, 2021, 04:33:30 PM
Late morning, Mom is back at the Y. Couple nice closeups. She has icy eyelashes on one eye.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2021, 04:38:38 PM
Yay....I can finally login and post again!  Great pics, STL!

A few close-ups of beautiful Mom Decorah
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50947302517_63b2b08916_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50947199441_9b2f273840_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50947302877_defc05f524_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: glogdog on February 15, 2021, 05:35:10 PM
We are opening up a Flash Chat at Decorah Eagles in a few minutes.  Mom is on the Y-branch if you can join us. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 15, 2021, 05:39:15 PM
Mom Decorah. Explore.org 15 February 2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR53N9VQbkA
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 15, 2021, 07:46:33 PM
Decorah Eagles 2-15-21, 4:30 pm Mom snacks on the Y, DM2 arrives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDydPUbZj5A

Decorah Eagles 2-15-21, 5:15 pm Mom & DM2 to N2B for nestorations - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9D-tU8mlIE

Decorah Eagles 2-15-21, Noon, Mom's eye-cicles, extreme closeups - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCeyHOev3lU
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Sasafrass452 on February 15, 2021, 07:58:21 PM
Well, the forum seems to be working at the moment.... Yey! Nice to see mom & dm2 on the nest today.... Fingers crossed! Egg #1 is due very soon!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 04:38:49 AM
T40 - Thank you for the video links.   :)

It was so good to see Mom & Dm2 visit N2B yesterday evening. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 08:55:08 AM
Mom back on Maple2 this morning  :D
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50949932921_6e0504e7cc_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 16, 2021, 10:06:29 AM
Thanks for the videos from FEB 15 on the Decorah chat, Tulsaducati. Just like old times to see DM2 and Mom on the Y and N2B. They chat to each other, too!

The pair were on the Maple for a while again, from about 9:30 to 10 AM.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 10:12:46 AM
Mom & DM2 on Maple2 this morning, and there may have been an intruder in the area.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50950214692_6a8f7683dd_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50949412293_478859db05_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50949412443_726a826531_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50950214957_7532495de9_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 10:20:46 AM
Mom to the nest with a stick, and the DM2 in with one not too long after
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50950166961_18e11742f6_b.jpg)

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50949468323_45876946b9_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 10:24:36 AM
Mom in with a very long stick
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50949486703_96c09a29be_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50949486653_901e1ab668_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 16, 2021, 10:39:07 AM
Great pics Lisa and STL!

Is this 3 days in a row we've seen them and actual nest work too?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 16, 2021, 10:40:22 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 10:46:04 AM
tig - I've missed you here!

Isn't it exciting that we are getting to see them almost daily.  I am not getting my hopes up, but it sure would be nice if they came back to N2B!

Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 16, 2021, 10:52:17 AM
tig - I've missed you here!

Isn't it exciting that we are getting to see them almost daily.  I am not getting my hopes up, but it sure would be nice if they came back to N2B!

Great pics!

Aww, thanks! Work has taken a crazy turn so I've been a little preoccupied.

It is exciting and I don't want to get my hopes up either. It would be awesome if they came back to N2B!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 11:01:07 AM
tig - I've missed you here!

Isn't it exciting that we are getting to see them almost daily.  I am not getting my hopes up, but it sure would be nice if they came back to N2B!

Great pics!

Aww, thanks! Work has taken a crazy turn so I've been a little preoccupied.

It is exciting and I don't want to get my hopes up either. It would be awesome if they came back to N2B!!!

Darn work...always getting in the way of eagle watching!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: smileawhile on February 16, 2021, 11:05:31 AM
trying for a flash chat while eagles in view at Decorah
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 11:55:27 AM
More stick deliveries and a lil mating on the pond branch (no pic)

DM2
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50950527452_4948d7ea1d_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50950527467_fd743bae7c_b.jpg)

Mom looking for a stick, and then flies in with a nice long one
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50949723778_26292423dc_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 16, 2021, 12:22:20 PM
Ha, Lisa, looks like Mom brought in a high jump!  Lovely to have N2B activity.  Missed the mating -- must rewind a little farther.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 16, 2021, 12:25:27 PM
Mom in with a very long stick

Lisa - I adore that picture! Mom sure stuck the landing! ;D ;D ;D

I just realized that's actually DM2 pondering how to get out of Mom's way! Just makes that picture even better! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Sasafrass452 on February 16, 2021, 12:37:56 PM
Update.... My user name disappeared again on the forum homepage. Not sure what's happening.... Amy? *Looks around*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 01:03:45 PM
Mom in with a very long stick

Lisa - I adore that picture! Mom sure stuck the landing! ;D ;D ;D

I just realized that's actually DM2 pondering how to get out of Mom's way! Just makes that picture even better! ;D ;D

T40 - Thanks.....I thought for sure Mom was going to knock him out with that stick when she brought it in!  ;D

STL, the nest activity has been great today!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on February 16, 2021, 01:15:46 PM
haven't been on for awhile--Is it possible that the new nest is a summer landing strip/vacation nest as N1 used to be, and that they might nest again in N2B?  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 01:30:08 PM
A few afternoon pics of Mom on Maple2
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50950632926_0fbc57737e_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50950728147_95900ff72b_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 01:48:06 PM
DM2 brought a lil nesting material to N1

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50950023503_e7047d1482_b.jpg)

Mom checked out DM2's grass delivery, and then watched him as he took off
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50950050118_d0d0bd454c_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 16, 2021, 02:35:57 PM
haven't been on for awhile--Is it possible that the new nest is a summer landing strip/vacation nest as N1 used to be, and that they might nest again in N2B?  ;)

Matisse - Great to see you here and on chat again! On "As the Nest Turns," there have been many theories, wishes, hopes, etc. All of this sudden activity at N2B is very confusing, for me, at least. Only the eagles know, so stay tuned. ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 16, 2021, 02:45:16 PM
Have not been following lately. So are they building a new nest in N1?  ???
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 03:02:02 PM
Have not been following lately. So are they building a new nest in N1?  ???

Peep - No they aren't building a new nest at N1, but DM2 did bring some grasses there today.  They have also been bringing in some sticks and corn husks to N2B. 
They built another nest N5 a lil further away from the hatchery area, so I don't know if they have been hanging around the past couple days cause of a possible intruder in the area or if they might have changed their minds and want to use N2B.  I guess we will just have to wait and see what they want to do.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 16, 2021, 03:19:53 PM
Have not been following lately. So are they building a new nest in N1?  ???

Peep - No they aren't building a new nest at N1, but DM2 did bring some grasses there today.  They have also been bringing in some sticks and corn husks to N2B. 
They built another nest N5 a lil further away from the hatchery area, so I don't know if they have been hanging around the past couple days cause of a possible intruder in the area or if they might have changed their minds and want to use N2B.  I guess we will just have to wait and see what they want to do.  :)
N5, wow have I lost track! I've always liked N1 best.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 03:20:17 PM
Have not been following lately. So are they building a new nest in N1?  ???

Peep - No they aren't building a new nest at N1, but DM2 did bring some grasses there today.  They have also been bringing in some sticks and corn husks to N2B. 
They built another nest N5 a lil further away from the hatchery area, so I don't know if they have been hanging around the past couple days cause of a possible intruder in the area or if they might have changed their minds and want to use N2B.  I guess we will just have to wait and see what they want to do.  :)
N5, wow have I lost track! I've always liked N1 best.  ;D

LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 16, 2021, 04:39:15 PM
Have not been following lately. So are they building a new nest in N1?  ???

Peep - No they aren't building a new nest at N1, but DM2 did bring some grasses there today.  They have also been bringing in some sticks and corn husks to N2B. 
They built another nest N5 a lil further away from the hatchery area, so I don't know if they have been hanging around the past couple days cause of a possible intruder in the area or if they might have changed their minds and want to use N2B.  I guess we will just have to wait and see what they want to do.  :)

I've also wondered if they were staying closer to the hatchery because their other food sources are frozen over.  Just a thought.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 16, 2021, 04:52:03 PM
Great pics Lisa!

That is a thought, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 06:11:34 PM
Tig, thanks and great pics!!

Oh, you are probably right, Ginger.  I never thought of that.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 16, 2021, 09:46:59 PM
 :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 05:00:31 AM
T40 - Thanks for the update on our D's!   :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 07:14:09 AM
Looks like its going to be another beautiful morning in Decorah
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50952915661_3318d43beb_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50952214883_3caccf22b4_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Sasafrass452 on February 17, 2021, 10:15:10 AM
Wait.... N5? Wouldn't the new nest be N3?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 10:38:17 AM
Wait.... N5? Wouldn't the new nest be N3?

Sassafrass - I believe it was explained like this, and I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.

Original nest N0 was in the bluffs, N1 is where the Y branch is located, N2 is next to current nest and fell down, N2B is current nest, so new nest would be N5 for a total of 5 nests. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 17, 2021, 10:39:26 AM
1.  N0 = nest at the bluff before there was a cam.
2.  N1
3.  N2 =
4. N2B = RRP built starter nest
5.  N5

Lol.  What Lisa said.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 10:48:44 AM
1.  N0 = nest at the bluff before there was a cam.
2.  N1
3.  N2 =
4. N2B = RRP built starter nest
5.  N5

Lol.  What Lisa said.

Thanks, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 12:08:45 PM
DM2 to the nest with some prey, and it sounds like someone might be near that wants a bite too
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50953637441_078eab5738_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50953650541_91e12953c7_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50953756187_c9db312b6f_b.jpg)

And he's off with his prey....
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50953657321_897d7e8836_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 12:18:25 PM
DM2 flew over to the pond branch, and then back to N2B where has joined by Mom, who took the prey.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50953676756_906be5cd9b_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50952974608_634337336f_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 12:51:38 PM
Mom enjoying her furry meal, and then headed over to Maple2
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50953867012_92db436a5a_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 17, 2021, 12:59:17 PM
Lisa, what a wonderful series of pics!!   :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 01:00:23 PM
Lisa, what a wonderful series of pics!!   :-*

Thank you, STL  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 01:13:07 PM
DM2 takes a turn eating the furry prey, and Mom back with some corn husks
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50953788306_7c88c0b3f2_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on February 17, 2021, 01:15:43 PM
This is starting to get a lot of beakers' hopes up Lisa.  If M starts to hang curtains it's a go!

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 17, 2021, 01:21:33 PM
Getting our hopes up, that's for sure! We would love a first-hand report from RRP on the status of that new nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 17, 2021, 01:31:18 PM
Ah, the cornhusks! :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 01:47:53 PM
I know what you all mean....it sure has been an exciting week with all the nest activity!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 01:50:34 PM
Mom is on the Y, spots a branch she wants, goes and gets it and then heads over to N2B with it.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50954014862_04f4464d09_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50954014927_c0e1e59109_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50953909471_ee36be6e32_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 17, 2021, 03:05:05 PM
Great pics Lisa!

T40, thanks for the updates on the D's!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 17, 2021, 03:06:40 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 03:13:40 PM
:)

Great pics, tig!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 17, 2021, 03:25:10 PM
LOL tig! ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 17, 2021, 04:29:40 PM
My theory: DM2 is some kind of high-powered real estate magnate, who knows prime property when he sees it. N5 is their secluded, forest retreat. N2B is their high-rise, riverfront mansion with paying tenants in the lower floors. And N1 is their beachfront getaway vacation home. 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 04:35:22 PM
My theory: DM2 is some kind of high-powered real estate magnate, who knows prime property when he sees it. N5 is their secluded, forest retreat. N2B is their high-rise, riverfront mansion with paying tenants in the lower floors. And N1 is their beachfront getaway vacation home. 8)

LOL, that's a great theory!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 04:36:42 PM
Back on Maple2 this evening
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50954345081_b7d47b2a38_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on February 17, 2021, 05:52:09 PM
 ;) hmm maybe not fish--looks like a little bone there--a bird?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on February 17, 2021, 06:00:45 PM
 ;) whatever that frozen treat is--mom likes it
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 06:13:11 PM
;) whatever that frozen treat is--mom likes it

Great pics, Matisse!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 17, 2021, 06:20:46 PM
:)

Great pics, tig!

Thanks Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 17, 2021, 06:21:18 PM
LOL tig! ;D

 :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 17, 2021, 06:25:52 PM
A fishicle!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 17, 2021, 06:45:28 PM
Great pics Matisse!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 06:55:45 PM
Great pics Matisse!

Great pics and captions, tig
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on February 17, 2021, 07:48:50 PM
It looks like DM2 took all the signs down too,  hmmm ..

I see everyone is back on The Couch.  :)   ;)   ;D

My theory: DM2 is some kind of high-powered real estate magnate, who knows prime property when he sees it. N5 is their secluded, forest retreat. N2B is their high-rise, riverfront mansion with paying tenants in the lower floors. And N1 is their beachfront getaway vacation home. 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Sasafrass452 on February 17, 2021, 07:57:44 PM
Thanks, I get it now! I'm still hoping they'll stay at n2b.... Fingers crossed!

Wait.... N5? Wouldn't the new nest be N3?

Sassafrass - I believe it was explained like this, and I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.

Original nest N0 was in the bluffs, N1 is where the Y branch is located, N2 is next to current nest and fell down, N2B is current nest, so new nest would be N5 for a total of 5 nests.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on February 17, 2021, 08:58:39 PM
T40- How cool is that that D24's transmitter phoned home once again in February of 2021.  8) 8) 8)

From my D24 notes:
Quote
D24 hatched on 3/29/16 @ 6:22 am in the N2B nest.

D24 was fitted with a transmitter and released on 6/30/16 @ 6:50 am.
(Hatch year Male).

D24's transmitter partially failed shortly after 07/04/17.
The transmitter has been working very intermittently since.

It seems odd to me that D24's transmitter has pinged around the same time of year in the same general area the past 2 years. ???

I might hazard a guess that this now adult Decorah 2016 N2B male BE has set up shop somewhere around Spillville & the Turkey River.

I wonder if boots on the ground using the Yagi could pick up D24's backpack signal ?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on February 18, 2021, 12:25:24 AM
I've downloaded D36's pings up to the end of January. 01/30/21.

The current 'batch' of February 2021 pings of D27 and D26 up to 02/14/21 are NOT available via a .kml download from
https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/ as they used to be.

RRP or Eagle Valley, I know you've been very busy of late, and I know you just updated the Eagle Maps page.

But could those previously available "current on your map" .kml files be made available for download to us once again  ?

IE: If you download the _ D27 Download Google Earth Map (https://www.raptorresource.net/raptorresource/maps/kml_pull_month.php?TransWeek=123&EagleID=D27) _ you get Novembers 2020 .kml file for D27 not February of 2021's.

Not the current up to date D27 waypoints as of 02/14/21 as had been.  :(

Us seriously Covid-19 and winter bored map users sure could use some up to date BE data to plot on our GIS.   :-*

Apparently 36 is heading for the locks and dams of the Ol' Muddy (heck he's already there).  ;D

36 stay away from the lights.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2021, 12:55:43 AM
BL - Outstanding avatar! 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on February 18, 2021, 01:23:09 AM
I figured since I've been more grounded of late.  ;)

What are these 2 up to.

It ain't like Mom Decorah hasn't kept us wondering more than a few times before.

Pip & I sit in awe on Decorah Eagle Time.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 07:17:58 AM
Thanks, I get it now! I'm still hoping they'll stay at n2b.... Fingers crossed!

Wait.... N5? Wouldn't the new nest be N3?

Sassafrass - I believe it was explained like this, and I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.

Original nest N0 was in the bluffs, N1 is where the Y branch is located, N2 is next to current nest and fell down, N2B is current nest, so new nest would be N5 for a total of 5 nests.

 :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 07:18:32 AM
BL - As always, thanks for the awesome maps!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 07:23:06 AM
Mom at N1, DM2 on a nearby branch and a lil morning copulating
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50955965601_343413e4bc_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50955965781_d8230c7a63_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on February 18, 2021, 07:27:00 AM
Hanky panky on the Y?  7:15 nest time  Taking turns too?  That's different!

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 07:42:21 AM
Hanky panky on the Y?  7:15 nest time  Taking turns too?  That's different!

P

LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 07:51:26 AM
Mom
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50956138992_9f82614df7_b.jpg)

DM2
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50956036121_2a4e71efd8_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 18, 2021, 07:52:55 AM
Love the view from N1! :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 07:55:30 AM
Love the view from N1! :)

Peep, me too...especially when its snowy.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 08:22:13 AM
Mom and DM2 took turns eating the rabbit that DM2 brought in yesterday.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50956207392_7a25f1da85_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50956104991_7b3c982307_b.jpg)

DM2
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50956121786_e0b38b51bd_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50955416913_bc1a6e57da_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 18, 2021, 08:37:08 AM
Beautiful shots Lisa. The photos on the "Y" branch would make great Decorah postcards.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 18, 2021, 08:41:07 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 18, 2021, 08:42:06 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 08:42:43 AM
Beautiful shots Lisa. The photos on the "Y" branch would make great Decorah postcards.

Thanks, Raleigh and tig  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 08:43:52 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Love the pics, tig!

That sure was something to see this morning, them switching for the hanky panky.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 18, 2021, 08:51:08 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Love the pics, tig!

That sure was something to see this morning, them switching for the hanky panky.  ;D

Thanks!

Yes, it was. It looked like it brought one of the horses to the door too! HA!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 18, 2021, 09:27:55 AM
Tig, isn't it great to see Mom & Dm2 doing their thing(s) at the Y? They were pretty vocal, so the horse had to check it out.
On the nest, sparrow came for leftovers, but I didn't get a pic.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 09:41:41 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Love the pics, tig!

That sure was something to see this morning, them switching for the hanky panky.  ;D

Thanks!

Yes, it was. It looked like it brought one of the horses to the door too! HA!

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 09:45:46 AM
Tig, isn't it great to see Mom & Dm2 doing their thing(s) at the Y? They were pretty vocal, so the horse had to check it out.
On the nest, sparrow came for leftovers, but I didn't get a pic.

Love the pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 18, 2021, 10:01:32 AM
The Decorah Eagles will always have my heart. I cried just as hard when Dad died as I did when one of my family members passed. Decorah Mom is the best example of never giving up. She has been through the hardest of times yet she perseveres. I will never, ever forget her mournful cries as she waited for Dad to return. But she carried on with her heavy heart and did what she had to do for her family that remained. She has my respect and admiration forever. So, now, as eagles will do, they are building a new nest, which while it is hard to think we might not have a birdseye view of their everyday life, we do know that they are well and preparing for a new nesting season. We know where they are and ever get to see them from time to time. I am thankful for that! Watching the daily lives of our eagles has been a blessing to me when my life was lonely and when my life was bright. Chatting with my "eagle friends" is the icing on the cake. So I will stay devoted to the Decorah Eagles no matter what. They are my nest, my eagles and my favorite!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 18, 2021, 10:24:23 AM
Tig, isn't it great to see Mom & Dm2 doing their thing(s) at the Y? They were pretty vocal, so the horse had to check it out.
On the nest, sparrow came for leftovers, but I didn't get a pic.

Yes, it was great seeing them at the Y!

Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 10:32:20 AM
The Decorah Eagles will always have my heart. I cried just as hard when Dad died as I did when one of my family members passed. Decorah Mom is the best example of never giving up. She has been through the hardest of times yet she perseveres. I will never, ever forget her mournful cries as she waited for Dad to return. But she carried on with her heavy heart and did what she had to do for her family that remained. She has my respect and admiration forever. So, now, as eagles will do, they are building a new nest, which while it is hard to think we might not have a birdseye view of their everyday life, we do know that they are well and preparing for a new nesting season. We know where they are and ever get to see them from time to time. I am thankful for that! Watching the daily lives of our eagles has been a blessing to me when my life was lonely and when my life was bright. Chatting with my "eagle friends" is the icing on the cake. So I will stay devoted to the Decorah Eagles no matter what. They are my nest, my eagles and my favorite!

Ruby, ((HUGS)) and well said!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tjjtj on February 18, 2021, 12:38:58 PM
Me too Ruby..that was well said and I agree.  ((more hugs))
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2021, 03:44:39 PM
 :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2021, 03:52:06 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 04:15:11 PM
:)

Thank you, T40, much appreciated! :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2021, 04:43:12 PM
The following posts are from RRP's FB page. I gave up after 45 minutes of trying to copy and paste all of the news in one post. Kept getting error messages. But you should visit RRP's FB site to see Brett's eagle, read up on lead-free ammo, and see amazing eagle photos by TeamCarnes.

Five year-old D24 is spending time on the Turkey River southwest of Decorah, between Ridgeway and Protivin, not far from the site of his 2020 Valentine's Day airmail! It's no surprise D24 decided to stay, or at least return, since the river, floodplain, and farmland all combine to create excellent habitat for wintering eagles. Have D24 and four year-old sibling D27 crossed paths? The two are ranging through the same area, although D27 usually hangs out a little east of D24's present location. We hope he sends more postcards!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2021, 04:43:33 PM
Meanwhile, D36 is southbound and down as of Friday, February 12! Brett's latest reading showed him just north of Columbus Crossing, not far from Lock and Dam 17. D27 spent a lot of time here in 2018, although she hasn't been this far south since. At the time, we wrote:
"We often talk about eagles wintering along the river, but I was still blown away by Lori's photos! Bald eagles are VERY social outside of their breeding grounds and congregating is part of the #staywarm strategy 'forage in groups'! Wherever D27 is today, you can be sure she's in good company." I included Lori's photos to show everyone what the area looks like!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2021, 04:45:24 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2021, 04:45:44 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2021, 04:46:43 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 05:29:23 PM
Thanks again, T40!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 20, 2021, 12:24:11 PM
No eagles this morning, but plenty of geese at the Retention Pond (spa). The view is on Highlights as I post.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2021, 04:24:11 PM
No eagles this morning, but plenty of geese at the Retention Pond (spa). The view is on Highlights as I post.

Great pic, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2021, 04:28:21 PM
Cam ops spotted two eagles in the bluffs, looks like it might be Mom & DM2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 21, 2021, 08:06:10 AM
Morning nest activity at Decorah - Mom brought nesting material, and DM2 brought in a log!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50965900271_758f3bb814_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 21, 2021, 08:26:26 AM
Mom & DM2 beakering, and Mom getting a lil frisky
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 21, 2021, 08:37:54 AM
Great pics Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 21, 2021, 08:38:55 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 21, 2021, 08:42:54 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Great set of pics too, tig!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 21, 2021, 10:35:45 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Great set of pics too, tig!

Thank you!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 21, 2021, 11:40:57 AM
Great pics this morning, all!  Maybe they are setting up a summer home? Who cares, it's just good to see Mom and DM2 and whoever else comes to visit this nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on February 21, 2021, 11:42:59 AM
I've had the Forum set up on my Chrome shortcut page for years. On Friday I first noticed a 404 Error message saying that the page didn't exist or had been moved. I came in through the Forum menu at the top, but only after several attempts to log in.
Is Mrs. Falcon aware that a problem might exist for some people?

In any case, I am glad I was able to see the recent pictures of Mom and DM2 "courting" I wonder why they still bring in sticks to NB2, probably to protect their territory or keep it as an Air B & B. I will be following the North nest, but, like everyone else I miss Mom and DM2 and hope that we can see their 2022 clutch up close and personal.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 21, 2021, 11:50:26 AM
lilbirdz - You might want to send Amy/Mrs Falcon a message and let her know your issue.  I have trouble logging on using my iPad and iPhone, but not my Windows pc.

STL - Great captures.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 21, 2021, 11:54:58 AM
lil - Sounds like it's time to make a new shortcut/bookmark! This forum looks identical to the "old" one, but it's been moved to a new server and has a new address. Out with the old and in with the new and you should be able to access it fine the way you're used to.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: 3spaniels on February 21, 2021, 12:23:52 PM
I've had the Forum set up on my Chrome shortcut page for years. On Friday I first noticed a 404 Error message saying that the page didn't exist or had been moved. I came in through the Forum menu at the top, but only after several attempts to log in.

lil, I had the same problem all weekend with threads I have "notify" turned on for.  The email notices that I received prior to around February 14 no longer worked when I clicked on them--I got that dreaded 404 error.
After both my husband and I compared old and new links, and reading that Amy did some moving around/maintenance, what I did to fix this was sort of messy, but the only thing we thought to do over the weekend.  It turns out that the old link received in the "notify" for the Decorah thread resembled:  https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2688.new;topicseen#new   and the link for Decorah when accessed directly out of the Forum when logged in is:  https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2687.new;topicseen#new .    Please notice the "extra" /raptorresource/ after the .org in this new link.  So, while logged in to the Forum, I clicked on each thread I have "notify" turned on for, and set it to "unnotify" and then immediately again to "notify".  This got it knowing I have read the new link and got it going to again send me email "notify" notices with the correct link in it.
Some folks who know a better way, or that knew what happened, are probably laughing at what I did, but it was the only thing I could think of to do!
I couldn't figure out how something worked a few days ago for so many threads all of the sudden was giving the 404 error!
Sorry for the long, drawn out explanation, but I'm sure others might have been wondering the same thing.
If there was a better way to fix this, I'd be glad to hear it!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: mrsfalcon on February 21, 2021, 01:18:59 PM
Thanks for the answers to lil and anyone else. The forum changed locations, as several of you pointed out, from ratorresource.org/forum to raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum. I will set up a redirect, but change your bookmarks if you have them.

Amy
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on February 21, 2021, 04:24:22 PM
Thank you Lisa, T40, 3spaniels, and mrsfalcon. As a techno-moron, I took great comfort in knowing that I was not alone and that there was a perfectly logical explanation. I have already removed the deadwood and posted the new thumbnail on my Chrome shortcut page. Life is good again.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 21, 2021, 05:22:00 PM
Thanks for the answers to lil and anyone else. The forum changed locations, as several of you pointed out, from ratorresource.org/forum to raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum. I will set up a redirect, but change your bookmarks if you have them.

Amy

Thank you so much MrsFalcon!!!  ((Amy))
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 21, 2021, 05:30:01 PM
I have been checking in on them everyday and never see them... I can't believe my eyes!  Are they back home now? Happy dance!!!  Great pics & info Miss Lisa, stl, T40, Tig & all!!!  I thought maybe I was accidently in the archive thread for 2020! lol  ;)  They better boogie because Mom will need to lay eggs soon I am sure! Check out DNN she is covered with snow, lots of pics in DNN thread to see  ;)  Take care all!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: mrsfalcon on February 21, 2021, 08:23:55 PM
I'm not really thrilled about the changes. We paid money for (basic) migration and the ISP screwed up the most basic thing they could screw up! My choices: argue with the ISP to get them to fix it or cut everything over myself and fix the problems. I chose to do the later because February  ::) ! I'll keep working on the problems as I encounter them and feel free to post or email! I don't always answer email right away, especially if I'm really busy, but I do see them and look into the problems.

Thanks for the captures, everyone! <3

Amy
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 21, 2021, 08:32:26 PM
Amy, is the ISP also the Host? They don't have to be the same. I know web developers that prefer Dreamhost to host their web sites.

https://www.dreamhost.com/
https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/dreamhost-web-hosting
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tjjtj on February 21, 2021, 09:23:46 PM
I have installed the extra "raptorresource" link but when I log on it enters at p. 20(where I was when I initially installed it after the 404 error problem).  It does not enter at the last read forum entry.  Does anyone know what I am doing wrong??
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: mrsfalcon on February 21, 2021, 10:14:44 PM
tjj, email me a screenshot: [email protected] Also - I apologize if you have done this already - clear cache and cookies and let me know what happens.

Amy
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on February 22, 2021, 03:10:42 AM
When I first started logging in after "the move", I kept coming in on other people's avatars.. Solved the problem by going to "HOME" on the top blue line.  It brought up "my" avatar and that's the page I bookmarked.  No problems since.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2021, 07:28:19 AM
A few deer grazing at the farm near the nest
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50972937777_a0ed9dcee5_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50972832521_9b64228614_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2021, 07:49:13 AM
Geese at the farm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50972213978_406551b4fd_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 23, 2021, 12:15:05 PM
Lisa, love your pic of the deer jumping the fence this morning!  It's a good feeding site, maybe there were round bales stored there recently.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2021, 12:16:31 PM
Lisa, love your pic of the deer jumping the fence this morning!  It's a good feeding site, maybe there were round bales stored there recently.
Thanks, STL 

It was pretty cool to see it jump over that fence.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: TPABay111 on February 23, 2021, 01:48:21 PM
Thanks everyone for your amazing s'caps!


IDK, but maybe we haven't seen much of Mom & DM2 lately because they took time from their busy schedule to hold a NASA workshop on aerodynamics  ;D  (and thank you to Amy for providing the NASA photo booth link  :) )
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2021, 02:14:27 PM
Thanks everyone for your amazing s'caps!


IDK, but maybe we haven't seen much of Mom & DM2 lately because they took time from their busy schedule to hold a NASA workshop on aerodynamics  ;D  (and thank you to Amy for providing the NASA photo booth link  :) )
LOL cute, TPA!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2021, 04:14:41 PM
Mom arrived at N2B about 25 minutes ago on rewind with a talon full of nesting material, and then perched on the skywalk for a bit.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50974496861_46f02937e8_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50973801513_f9959f738d_b.jpg)

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50974599877_b220d19537_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 23, 2021, 04:47:44 PM
Lisa, isn't this just tooo cool to think Mom might be rethinking this new nest thing?

The geese had a parade this morning at N1 to celebrate Mardi Gras, or maybe Decorah homecoming to N2B.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2021, 04:59:07 PM
Lisa, isn't this just tooo cool to think Mom might be rethinking this new nest thing?

The geese had a parade this morning at N1 to celebrate Mardi Gras, or maybe Decorah homecoming to N2B.

Great pics, STL  :)

I missed the geese parade this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: TPABay111 on February 23, 2021, 06:18:42 PM
Lisa - thanks for the great pix of Mom!

In 2019 Mom laid her 1st egg on 2/22 & in 2020 the 1st egg was laid on 2/26.  Is there enough time this week for Mom & DM2 to get a bowl ready in N2B?  I'm so hopeful that they'll rely on their tried & true nest this year, but if they don't I'm so happy that they're both healthy & amazing as ever.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on February 24, 2021, 12:15:49 AM
Lisa - I snagged your last pic of Mom @ N2B & the Skywalk. 

Pip & I have officially pulled the ottoman in much closer towards the Confusion Couch now.

Carefully watching Mom & DM2 at N2B above Trout Creek now.   

Ain't that starting to look a lot like a nest bowl and some crib rails here in late February Pip ?

That was a lovely & noble gesture my new boy ..  :-*

But I'm going to let my babies & me eat fish right across easy street as they have always since I was gravid able.

Nest records are a general guide.
A cold snowy Winter is in play here.

N5 just didn't suit Mom's fancy, frozen crick, nest or tree failed ?

Mom D's calling the shots on the exact egg laying location and time. U go girl. 

In this here Eagle on eagle time I do trust.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 24, 2021, 04:55:30 AM
TPA - Thanks  :)

BL - I think after looking at the nest this morning in the IR light, and reading your comment...it does look like a nest bowl   :D  Or, all we just hoping it does?  :-\
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50975833231_725c74f0d4_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 24, 2021, 04:30:32 PM
At 4:00 this afternoon, there's plenty of nesting material on the surface of N2B, but I think no depression or bowl yet.  Maybe that's work for tomorrow.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: oldguy on February 24, 2021, 04:39:38 PM
Hoping that we get to see eaglets at this tree this year, but not very high expectations.

Here are the new updated bookmark links - they will automatically go to the last page that you viewed...

Beak Room 2021 Forum   -   https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2689.new.html#new

Decorah Eagles 2021 Forum   -   https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2687.new.html#new

Decorah North Nest 2021 Forum   -   https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php/topic,2688.new.html#new

Cheers Forum   -   https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2690.new.html#new

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 24, 2021, 05:26:45 PM
Evening views from Decorah
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50977765902_85364d878c_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50977654716_ac78f76d8d_b.jpg)

Thank you, oldguy for the bookmarks  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 25, 2021, 09:48:49 AM
Beautiful RT Hawk enjoying a bath in the stream
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50979570396_be7bd37efa_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50978866723_580bbb2ea9_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50979683252_d4455db123_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 25, 2021, 09:56:29 AM
 :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: monarch on February 25, 2021, 11:30:12 AM
Hoping that we get to see eaglets at this tree this year, but not very high expectations.

Here are the new updated bookmark links - they will automatically go to the last page that you viewed...

Beak Room 2021 Forum   -   https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2689.new.html#new

Decorah Eagles 2021 Forum   -   https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2687.new.html#new

Decorah North Nest 2021 Forum   -   https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php/topic,2688.new.html#new

Cheers Forum   -   https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2690.new.html#new

Thanks oldguy, appreciate the bookmarks!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on February 25, 2021, 04:56:14 PM
Looks like Mom's gettin' eggy.   :)


Whoops.....wrong thread.....headin' north!  ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 26, 2021, 06:57:13 AM
Looks like it's going to be a nice day in Decorah
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50981473368_d49180cf7b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 26, 2021, 05:03:03 PM
On rewind, I didn't see any Decorah eagles, but there were geese as expected and Mallards in the stream at N1.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 26, 2021, 05:56:23 PM
On rewind, I didn't see any Decorah eagles, but there were geese as expected and Mallards in the stream at N1.

Great pics, STL

I saw a chatter on Explore say there was an opossum near the stream today.

I did not see it.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 27, 2021, 07:15:12 AM
A few geese down by the retention pond this morning
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50985337936_cf905b82ff_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50984630473_e9f3c9ba75_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 27, 2021, 10:37:20 AM
RRP reports on their FB page:

Based on observations by Robin Brumm, Scott Iverson, and Dave Kester, Mom laid her first egg in the Yonder Yonder nest, aka N3, either Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 27, 2021, 11:12:21 AM
Ginger, thanks for the news about Mom laying an egg. N3 is a good name for the new location. Let's see, this year's eaglets will fledge in about mid-June, and we might see them at N2B soon after.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 27, 2021, 12:19:53 PM
I was just getting used to "N5" as the designation for the new nest! :P

Did you know ... Board Member, Neil Rettig, shot some of his film of N1 for the 2008 "Nature" episode entitled "American Eagle" from the window at the top of the barn? ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 27, 2021, 12:41:59 PM
Ginger - Thanks for the info on Mom & DM2's egg!  So excited for them and wish them much success at their new nest. 

T40 - I know, I was getting use to calling it N5 too.... ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Sasafrass452 on February 27, 2021, 02:41:52 PM
Hi, all! Good to know mom laid her first egg, even though we can't watch. *Sigh* Eagles will be eagles.... Well, that's nature for you.... Unpredictable! Lol! Are there plans to get permission to set up a camera at the new nest? I know that if it does happen, it won't be until july or august, but I just hope we'll get to watch mom & dm2 again next year!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 27, 2021, 03:14:09 PM
Robin's pictures from her visit on 2/26/2021

https://robinbrumm.zenfolio.com/p349606129
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 27, 2021, 04:55:17 PM
Peep, thank you for sharing Robin Brumm's photos of N3. That nest is impressive in size! Do we know if Mom and DM2 built it from scratch this fall & winter?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 27, 2021, 05:05:56 PM
Peep, thank you for sharing Robin Brumm's photos of N3. That nest is impressive in size! Do we know if Mom and DM2 built it from scratch this fall & winter?

I think they did, but many others on the forum think that it is too small around (?). Hmm...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 27, 2021, 07:06:34 PM
~ 6:15 p.m.  Brief visit to N2B.  Tulsa posted a video.  https://youtu.be/IDd2RcwG5oY     
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tjjtj on February 27, 2021, 08:23:51 PM
I think it looks like a lot for one year.  It seems they have certainly been working on it more than we thought.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 27, 2021, 08:48:01 PM
What I hope for is NO FLIES in this spot!  ;) :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 27, 2021, 10:10:46 PM
Unfortunately, there's really no spot in Decorah that won't have flies.

tjjtj -- it does look like they've put a lot of work into it.  Iver said that the branches look to him to be steeper than at N2B and so he thinks they had to add all those sticks in order to raise the nest high enough for the top surface to be a sufficient size.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2021, 05:06:47 AM
~ 6:15 p.m.  Brief visit to N2B.  Tulsa posted a video.  https://youtu.be/IDd2RcwG5oY     

Thanks for the video, Ginger.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on February 28, 2021, 07:51:05 AM
Is this Mom and DM2 I'm seeing on the nest now?  Doesn't look like them to me! Or is my eyesight going???
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2021, 07:54:34 AM
Is this Mom and DM2 I'm seeing on the nest now?  Doesn't look like them to me! Or is my eyesight going???

nan - It sure looks like DM2, but definitely not Mom!

But, the one that isn't Mom, sure looks like the one who visited the nest last night in the video that Ginger posted.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2021, 07:57:56 AM
Visitors at N2B, looks like DM2, but not Mom D!  They moved a lil material around and then flew off. 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50989088242_46941633e7_b.jpg)

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50988279888_38357f9a8f_b.jpg)

The one that don't look like Mom
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on February 28, 2021, 08:10:51 AM
Thanks for the post, Lisa.  So it wasn't my eyes. The eagle on the right in your picture looks bigger than the one that may be DM2, so it's a female? Can anyone explain?
Since I'm here I want to acknowledge thanks to Lori for restoring my avatar (twice). She is so kind! Thank you, Lori! :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2021, 08:16:03 AM
Thanks for the post, Lisa.  So it wasn't my eyes. The eagle on the right in your picture looks bigger than the one that may be DM2, so it's a female? Can anyone explain?
Since I'm here I want to acknowledge thanks to Lori for restoring my avatar (twice). She is so kind! Thank you, Lori! :D

nan - Just my opinion only, and I may be totally wrong, but yes I am guessing that is another female. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2021, 08:16:33 AM
(https://www.animoticons.com/files/day-by-day/birthday-smiley-faces/48.gif) erock!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on February 28, 2021, 08:19:08 AM
I posted before I saw all your pictures, Lisa.  Great that you got them and now everyone can examine.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 28, 2021, 08:24:12 AM
Thanks for the post, Lisa.  So it wasn't my eyes. The eagle on the right in your picture looks bigger than the one that may be DM2, so it's a female? Can anyone explain?
Since I'm here I want to acknowledge thanks to Lori for restoring my avatar (twice). She is so kind! Thank you, Lori! :D

nan - Just my opinion only, and I may be totally wrong, but yes I am guessing that is another female.

I agree with you on all counts, Lisa.  This is all so interesting!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2021, 08:27:30 AM
Thanks for the post, Lisa.  So it wasn't my eyes. The eagle on the right in your picture looks bigger than the one that may be DM2, so it's a female? Can anyone explain?
Since I'm here I want to acknowledge thanks to Lori for restoring my avatar (twice). She is so kind! Thank you, Lori! :D

nan - Just my opinion only, and I may be totally wrong, but yes I am guessing that is another female.

I agree with you on all counts, Lisa.  This is all so interesting!

It is, Ginger! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on February 28, 2021, 08:34:13 AM
Glad to read others who think something (?) is going on.  Didn't see mom in all of that capture.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 28, 2021, 08:38:29 AM
Just when you thought things could not get more befuddling DM2 shows up with another eagle deemed NOT to be Mom. Is he a scamp or showing a passing interloper what a kingdom he possesses? Missing the comfort of devoted Dad during these curious times. I remain betwixt and between when it comes to DM2. Perhaps I need to trust the eagles :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2021, 08:39:55 AM
A few more pics of our morning visitors
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50989089277_bb37b2e994_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 28, 2021, 08:52:29 AM
Great pics Lisa! Interesting for sure!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: buzbee on February 28, 2021, 09:20:24 AM
Just looking on rewind. No, (in my uneducated opinion),those two eagles are new visitors, doesn't look like DM2, similar maybe. Hopefully we'll be able to get an iris look-see.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2021, 09:38:15 AM
I was comparing some old screenshots I took of DM2 in 2020 to the ones below of our visitor who I think looks like DM2, and the look is very similar.

Feb 2020
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March 2020
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Today's screen shots
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Sasafrass452 on February 28, 2021, 09:59:50 AM
Looks like it's time for another "As the nest turns" update! It's highly unlikely that this other pair will stay.... Mom & dm2 will chase them away since it's their territory. Their sole focus is protecting their eggs & eaglets over the next few months, until they fledge & disperse. Trust the eagles!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 28, 2021, 10:10:52 AM
So, is DM2 a casanova?  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on February 28, 2021, 10:22:57 AM
  ;) maybe a bigamist?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on February 28, 2021, 10:59:29 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2021, 11:09:16 AM
;D

Great pics, Matisse!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2021, 11:13:12 AM
A few pics from rewind of the nest action - I noticed that the female has lil brown left at the tip of her beak and underneath it.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50989636151_c5367e23a6_b.jpg)

Male flying in who looks like DM2?
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: firetruck1988 on February 28, 2021, 11:34:29 AM
if this mystery male is dm2 maybe he built n3 to get mom out of the way so he could bring his new girlfriend to n2b
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 28, 2021, 11:55:02 AM
if this mystery male is dm2 maybe he built n3 to get mom out of the way so he could bring his new girlfriend to n2b
LOLOL!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 28, 2021, 12:06:42 PM
if this mystery male is dm2 maybe he built n3 to get mom out of the way so he could bring his new girlfriend to n2b
Hahaha!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 28, 2021, 12:28:16 PM
I watched on rewind - what a great feature! - and came away with a couple of thoughts. One, that was a bonded pair play-working on N2B. The smaller one with the dirty beak tip was DM2, which I could tell by his white collar. He has an extra long patch of white collar feathers on the left side. Their familiarity, ease with each other and hanky-panky on the skywalk lead me to think the larger bird was Mom. A stunningly beautiful Mom, I have to say. I couldn't really see her grey eyeshadow, which is probably because of the light. It would also be just like Mom to leave her first egg uncovered, anticipating a second egg, at least. That's about as far as I can go after musing on the confusion couch. ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on February 28, 2021, 12:32:55 PM
Great pics, all, but now I'm more confused than ever.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tulsaducati on February 28, 2021, 12:59:55 PM
Raptor Resource Project

Who was at N2B this morning? It didn't look like Mom or DM2 to us, but we asked Dave Kester to go out and take a look at N2B and N3. He verified that Mom and DM2 were still incubating at N3 and that another pair of eagles appeared to be hanging out around the hatchery. This is a fascinating if not entirely unexpected development!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2021, 01:08:38 PM
Raptor Resource Project

Who was at N2B this morning? It didn't look like Mom or DM2 to us, but we asked Dave Kester to go out and take a look at N2B and N3. He verified that Mom and DM2 were still incubating at N3 and that another pair of eagles appeared to be hanging out around the hatchery. This is a fascinating if not entirely unexpected development!

Thanks, tulsa! 

Just saw the post from RRP on Facebook.  I am glad to know that it was not DM2, even tho this male could pass for his twin! 

I can't wait to see what develops here with this new couple. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 28, 2021, 01:14:53 PM
Raptor Resource Project

Who was at N2B this morning? It didn't look like Mom or DM2 to us, but we asked Dave Kester to go out and take a look at N2B and N3. He verified that Mom and DM2 were still incubating at N3 and that another pair of eagles appeared to be hanging out around the hatchery. This is a fascinating if not entirely unexpected development!

Thanks, tulsa! 

Just saw the post from RRP on Facebook.  I am glad to know that it was not DM2, even tho this male could pass for his twin! 

I can't wait to see what develops here with this new couple.

Yeah, 4-6 new eaglets this Spring!  ;) :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 28, 2021, 01:16:51 PM
Hopefully, boots on the ground will be taking informative pics from N3.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 28, 2021, 01:33:36 PM
Raptor Resource Project

Who was at N2B this morning? It didn't look like Mom or DM2 to us, but we asked Dave Kester to go out and take a look at N2B and N3. He verified that Mom and DM2 were still incubating at N3 and that another pair of eagles appeared to be hanging out around the hatchery. This is a fascinating if not entirely unexpected development!

Thanks, tulsa! 

Just saw the post from RRP on Facebook.  I am glad to know that it was not DM2, even tho this male could pass for his twin! 

I can't wait to see what develops here with this new couple.

He does look like DM2's twin!

We might have something to watch after all!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 28, 2021, 01:41:50 PM
 ;) ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 28, 2021, 02:03:34 PM
Like I said, I've never seen those 2 eagles before in my life! ;D ;D

(https://www.furniturenews.net/sites/furniturenews.net/files/styles/article-header/public/images/article/2013/01/confusion001w.jpg?itok=CbyWluvK)

P.S. If you google "confusion couch" images, you also get photos of the Decorah eagles!!! We have arrived!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2021, 02:10:35 PM
Like I said, I've never seen those 2 eagles before in my life! ;D ;D

(https://www.furniturenews.net/sites/furniturenews.net/files/styles/article-header/public/images/article/2013/01/confusion001w.jpg?itok=CbyWluvK)

P.S. If you google "confusion couch" images, you also get photos of the Decorah eagles!!! We have arrived!

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: karengramke on February 28, 2021, 02:11:39 PM
T40, are you sure you haven't seen the male in this or a nearby nest  as a baby? 
 Lol.   The chicks come home to roost!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 28, 2021, 02:35:14 PM
As a mystery fan, I love it when the plot thickens!   ???
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 28, 2021, 02:47:18 PM
Observers will need to document the times the males are at each nest. Can't  be in 2 places ar once!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on February 28, 2021, 02:55:34 PM
Like I said, I've never seen those 2 eagles before in my life! ;D ;D


P.S. If you google "confusion couch" images, you also get photos of the Decorah eagles!!! We have arrived!

Hahaha!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2021, 03:09:27 PM
As a mystery fan, I love it when the plot thickens!   ???

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2021, 03:10:18 PM
Observers will need to document the times the males are at each nest. Can't  be in 2 places ar once!

That's true, Peep.

I hope we get another glimpse of them this afternoon, or sometime soon!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Sasafrass452 on February 28, 2021, 04:56:41 PM
Well, this is certainly an exciting development! But it's hard to imagine mom & dm2 letting them stay.... Only time will tell! Assuming they do stay & use the nest, I think they should be called dm3(Decorah male 3) & df3(Decorah female 3- mom is actually the 2nd). What do you think the odds are that this new pair will stay?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 28, 2021, 05:26:24 PM
Happy Birthday EaglesRock!!!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 28, 2021, 10:13:26 PM
Thanks for the post, Lisa.  So it wasn't my eyes. The eagle on the right in your picture looks bigger than the one that may be DM2, so it's a female? Can anyone explain?
Since I'm here I want to acknowledge thanks to Lori for restoring my avatar (twice). She is so kind! Thank you, Lori! :D


You're welcome & thank you, Nan!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on March 01, 2021, 08:02:43 AM
Morning, Lori! :)
I'm feeling wary about this situation. Am trying to relax and wait to see what unfolds here, but if both nests end up having eggs and eaglets, couldn't both pairs be even more aggressive in trying to defend their territory? Feel free to tell me I'm overreacting.;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 01, 2021, 08:18:08 AM
Have a seat!  ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: RubyRed246 on March 01, 2021, 08:18:39 AM
You are over-reacting but that's okay. :) We all do that.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on March 01, 2021, 10:30:22 AM
On so many levels, I am more confuzzled than ever. While the new couple restoring N2B are very attractive, I seriously doubt that Mom and DM2 will allow them to shop at their exclusive grocery store. This is their territory. I am also overreacting because I really don't want any of the four involved to get hurt, especially in breeding season.

I'm also still having problems saving the RRP Forum home page as a shortcut on my Chrome page. I thought I had it fixed, but today it took me back to page 24.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 01, 2021, 12:49:57 PM
OK, I don't get this territory thing. N3 must be farther away from N2B than I was imagining. Like far enough away that N2B is now fair game for any takers because it's out of Mom and DM2's territory. Can this be true? Or are the new eagles we saw, who went unchallenged and didn't look threatened while inspecting N2B, DM2's brother and sister-in-law? ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 01, 2021, 01:08:46 PM
T40, hard to picture without being there!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 01, 2021, 01:32:29 PM
OK, I don't get this territory thing. N3 must be farther away from N2B than I was imagining. Like far enough away that N2B is now fair game for any takers because it's out of Mom and DM2's territory. Can this be true? Or are the new eagles we saw, who went unchallenged and didn't look threatened while inspecting N2B, DM2's brother and sister-in-law? ::)

T40 - I am guessing N3 is more than a wing flap away....must be lots of flaps away, if neither Mom or DM2 could see someone on N2B.

That fella yesterday....he could pass for DM2's twin brother.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 01, 2021, 01:56:23 PM
Who knows, Lisa! Maybe he is! :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on March 01, 2021, 03:31:10 PM
OK, I don't get this territory thing. N3 must be farther away from N2B than I was imagining. Like far enough away that N2B is now fair game for any takers because it's out of Mom and DM2's territory. Can this be true? Or are the new eagles we saw, who went unchallenged and didn't look threatened while inspecting N2B, DM2's brother and sister-in-law? ::)


Hahaha! I was wondering if DM2's brother as well. Wonder if he told him, hey, me and the old lady built a new nest and our old one is vacant. You and the mrs should come check it out!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 01, 2021, 08:22:45 PM
Hmmm - males as twins......

(https://www.best-baby-gifts.com/images/copy-and-paste-onesie.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 02, 2021, 04:59:23 AM
From rewind yesterday evening, geese at the top of the bluffs
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50996134501_06fae46dc7_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on March 02, 2021, 12:20:24 PM
 ;) gnawing on something there--watch out you could be someone's lunch lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 02, 2021, 12:29:51 PM
You read my mind, Matisse! ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 02, 2021, 12:32:41 PM
Cute pics of the lil nest visitor, T40 & Matisse!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 02, 2021, 01:30:47 PM
No new pings from D24. D27 and D36 in much the same locations as the first half of February 2021, but possibly beginning to head northward as it warms up a little. :-* :-*

D27 as of 3-2-21
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D36 as of 3-2-21
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 02, 2021, 01:35:16 PM
T40 - Thanks for the postcard updates on our D's!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on March 03, 2021, 08:35:25 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2021, 08:39:36 AM
;)

Great catch, Matisse!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 03, 2021, 09:57:20 AM
Have a seat!  ;D

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/81/14/42/811442c5daa9d2a21f39fc87d7fbf362.jpg)

It's not big enough Peep! ;
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 03, 2021, 09:57:36 AM

Sharing a memory from a year ago  ;)  Fish O' War Mom & DM2 March 2nd 2020

Fish O' War, "Mom wins"

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2021, 10:09:52 AM
Lori - Great memory!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2021, 12:46:22 PM
NOT the Decorah eagles, but a pair of eagles on the GSB cam....thought it was a pretty cool pic.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51000665541_cc87e10068_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 03, 2021, 01:13:09 PM
Lisa, a very cool pic from GSB cam.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on March 03, 2021, 06:47:44 PM
late afternoon visit
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on March 04, 2021, 12:23:17 AM
03-03-2021. GM all.
Quick visit around 18h00 during less than 5'. Do you know who it is?



Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on March 04, 2021, 12:26:02 AM
cont
2/3
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on March 04, 2021, 12:26:47 AM
End
3/3
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 04:48:29 AM
tig & Philjo - thanks for the great pics of the nest visitor yesterday evening.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on March 04, 2021, 06:17:30 AM
Lisa
Looks like one just became two?  Another pair of nest shoppers?

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 06:18:41 AM
More nest visitors this morning - First one arrived at 6 am, and you could hear the other one flying around and they arrived at 6:01am. 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51003035072_58e3f0114b_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 06:19:08 AM
Lisa
Looks like one just became two?  Another pair of nest shoppers?

P

YES!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on March 04, 2021, 06:20:40 AM
About 6:10  New female definitely a young one.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on March 04, 2021, 06:23:57 AM
I don'tknow what all the hesitation is all about. . .Ready built, move in condition, fresh fish all you could want, nest fully equipped with own fan club.  LOL

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 06:27:39 AM
I don'tknow what all the hesitation is all about. . .Ready built, move in condition, fresh fish all you could want, nest fully equipped with own fan club.  LOL

P

Exactly!!

Although, I think that male might be thinking its looks like this could be a pretty good spot.  He keeps looking down at the stream.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 06:31:30 AM
More pics of the morning visitors
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51002240913_1ccde89a13_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on March 04, 2021, 06:45:28 AM
Great pics Lisa!

The nest is certainly getting attention!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 06:46:30 AM
Cam ops spotted someone on Maple2, they flew off and circled over the retention pond and flew off in the direction of N3 from what I could tell.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51003095697_774674bc24_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 06:47:15 AM
Great pics Lisa!

The nest is certainly getting attention!

It certainly is, tig!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 07:09:59 AM
Male came back with a fish and ate on the skywalk, female flew in later and joined male on skywalk. She must have had a meal too, as she is feaking her beak.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51002321038_5d4dbc9fd8_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on March 04, 2021, 07:17:19 AM
Great pics Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 07:18:13 AM
Such a beauty!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51002346138_4ed47eb224_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 07:19:47 AM
Great pics Lisa!

tig - Love yours too! 

These two seem quite comfy at N2B this morning, and as Puff said..."Ready built, move in condition, fresh fish all you could want, nest fully equipped with own fan club.  LOL"
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on March 04, 2021, 07:46:13 AM
 :o always interesting ---lots of perspective buyers lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 07:50:00 AM
:o always interesting ---lots of perspective buyers lol

Wonderful pics, Matisse!   :)

 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 07:51:09 AM
Male flew down from upper branch to the nest, and female joined him in the nest
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51002419333_5bf8e39b78_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on March 04, 2021, 08:24:02 AM
Mom, original Mom from 2011, also had some black feathers when she and Dad first built their nest together.  She was new to the motherhood role, too, and it worked out pretty good for our 7 (?) years with them.

Definitely wondering about the outcome of 2021. . .

P       
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 08:33:16 AM
They are still in N2B, but looks like a lil higher up
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on March 04, 2021, 09:01:50 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: RubyRed246 on March 04, 2021, 09:05:13 AM
I find it interesting these couples aren't already in the process of their own egg-laying. Perhaps scoping out nest areas for next year. Sure is fun to see them here even if it is just a fly-in, visit, and fly-out situation.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Sasafrass452 on March 04, 2021, 09:11:48 AM
Is there room on the confusion couch for 1 more? :o

How do we know the younger one is a female? I know females are generally bigger, but it's hard to tell sometimes....

Puff, mom & dad paired up in 2007, not 2011 ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 09:20:12 AM
I think she really likes him....giving him beak kisses and pecks
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: karengramke on March 04, 2021, 10:03:47 AM
I hope they stay!   As they say, location, location, location!   Mom was not too smart to move with dm2!  There were plenty of trees at the hatchery.  Wish them all a good life and a peaceful coexistence!  There is plenty of fish for all!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on March 04, 2021, 10:58:10 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 04, 2021, 11:18:31 AM
Enjoying the spring nest visits! Great pics everyone. This young pair is gorgeous -- there are no ugly BEs, for sure. The welcome mat must be out.  Mom and DM2 seem to be otherwise occupied at N3.  Time will tell.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 11:34:32 AM
Matisse - Love the pics of the GBH's!

STL - Wonderful pics of the morning pair.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on March 04, 2021, 11:52:23 AM
 ??? Is it DM2? can't tell who this is--hmmm
Who's been in my nest?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 12:01:17 PM
??? Is it DM2? can't tell who this is--hmmm
Who's been in my nest?

Great pics, Matisse.....I wish we could get a close-up of the iris.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 12:04:01 PM
You look like DM2, but we can't be sure...lol
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51003754571_bb7ef3bb22_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on March 04, 2021, 12:12:23 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: monarch on March 04, 2021, 12:13:12 PM
??? Is it DM2? can't tell who this is--hmmm
Who's been in my nest?

Great pics, Matisse.....I wish we could get a close-up of the iris.

sure sounded like DM2 right before the cam op panned from the Blue Herron back to n2b. looking around like somebody's been sleeping in my bed!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 12:25:08 PM
??? Is it DM2? can't tell who this is--hmmm
Who's been in my nest?

Great pics, Matisse.....I wish we could get a close-up of the iris.

sure sounded like DM2 right before the cam op panned from the Blue Herron back to n2b. looking around like somebody's been sleeping in my bed!

 ;D ;D monarch!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 12:25:53 PM
;)

Matisse, my face was so close to the screen and I still couldn't tell!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 01:15:23 PM
More activity this afternoon....someone back, and vocalizing with someone above the cam.  One eagle takes off to the right, and then you see two come back to the left.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 04, 2021, 01:16:54 PM
Raptor Resource Project
We saw two new eagles at N2B this morning! The female is around four years old and the male is an adult. This makes the multiple building even more interesting: It's one thing to build a nest for yourself and another entirely to let someone else take over! Well, we built N2B, but the concept is the same. If these eagles move in, we'll get to see how two power couples respond to one another. We hadn't considered multiple nests as a factor in eagle population expansion, but perhaps they play an important role in building populations. Nest site availability? How about a whole pre-built nest! If another eagle couple takes over N2B, what will we call them? #AsTheNestTurns #StarterHome

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 04, 2021, 01:17:09 PM
Videos:
Pair Of Bald Eagles Doing Nestorations On N2B: https://youtu.be/BO81gHTZZ9U
Fish Breakfast at Decorah: https://youtu.be/vEAY3rpVZjM
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 04, 2021, 01:17:38 PM
Musing:
We know that Bald Eagles are quite social away from their breeding grounds. They congregate in large mixed-age groups, roost together, squabble and chase over food, and sometimes hunt cooperatively. Even breeding eagles occasionally accept migrants and wanderers, especially in late summer and early fall. Food attracts eagles, eagles attract eagles, and eagles tend to return to nest in their region of origin, so it isn't surprising that we're seeing more eagles in and around Decorah and at N2B.
But what about multiple nests? We've talked about them as a symbol of fitness, as a way to escape parasites or predators, and as something that eagles are programmed to do. But perhaps there is an advantage to establishing a group of non-cooperative nests in the same region, if food supplies support it.  Maybe fledglings have higher survival rates if they can form a post-dispersal crèche. Or maybe a large eagle presence deters (non-eagle) competitors and predators, benefitting the population as a whole. It's something we'll be looking into!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 04, 2021, 01:18:03 PM
Did you know?
We know that modern birds descended from a group of two-legged dinosaurs known as theropods. What did dinosaur social behavior look like? Much of the behavior observed in reptiles seems specific to the ecological setting within which they live.  For all those territorial species studied, crowding results in increased social interaction, increased aggression, and a switch to hierarchical behavior. Dinosaur and reptile social behavior might provide an interesting model for bald eagles and other birds: https://academic.oup.com/icb/article/14/1/35/2066806.
Eagle intelligence? Thoughts here: https://www.raptorresource.org/.../musings-place-stories.../.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 04, 2021, 01:20:09 PM
Above 4 posts are from RRP's FB page. The Forum doesn't like me when I try to post large amounts of text, so I tried small bites this time and it worked. Go figure. :-\
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 04, 2021, 01:21:43 PM
One more from a posting by Glo on chat from yesterday:

Video Highlights DE: 3/3 Visiting BE arrives at N2B https://youtu.be/5YeBGbYmhcQ
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on March 04, 2021, 02:13:15 PM
Thanks for the posts T40!

Great pics Lisa, STL and Matisse!

It's getting hard to tell the different eagles apart. I think the one that looks like DM2(his twin from the other day) has a little thicker guyliner than our old Mr Handsome. I think that was him a little while ago, different than the one this morning.

I think we are going to need a confusion house!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 03:29:54 PM
T40 - Thank you for all the posts from RRP, and the video links.  :)

tig - I totally agree with you. 
It is getting very hard to tell the different eagles apart. 
I don't feel confident anymore to say, that's DM2 without looking at his iris.   ;D 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on March 04, 2021, 03:41:09 PM
Here's my favorite pic from early this morning.  What a beautiful pair of eagles they are.  I especially love how subadults look.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eaf4b9ab65b58ff984cb0e55f936ffd3f2273ab9e1b36f12827865c53754620f.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 04:14:32 PM
Ginger - LOVE your pic!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on March 04, 2021, 04:19:26 PM
Thanks, Lisa.  I love ALL of your pics.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 04:20:46 PM
Sure looks like Mom on Maple2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 04:23:19 PM
Thanks, Lisa.  I love ALL of your pics.   :)

Thank you, Ginger  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 04:34:18 PM
Mom looking at us....us looking at you!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 04:57:15 PM
Mom to the nest this afternoon.  She was perched on the pond branch, and then flew to the nest to check things out.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on March 04, 2021, 05:30:53 PM
Great pics Lisa and Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 05:55:20 PM
Great pics Lisa and Ginger!

Thanks, tig.  It’s been a great eagle day.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tjjtj on March 04, 2021, 09:23:00 PM
I'm going way out on a branch and share some nutty thoughts I'm having.  To those of you who keep track of the past stats....is there any chance one of these new eagles could be from a past brood from this nest or the first nest??  None of these new eagles appear to be  banded or monitored so that lets out several from the past plus we'd have to look at 4/5 year olds.  I guess that would make it 2017 or 2016 or Egg 1, D26 or D28.  Now I don't pretend to really know what I am talking about but we know D27 is back in the area (that is one of the ones we are tracking right?)....so what if???  It might explain Mom and DM2 not paying serious attention or just casually checking in...save me a space in the confusion house.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: TX_Ninja on March 04, 2021, 09:39:09 PM
All kind of new speculations about the fate of N2B. It is interesting to watch.

Fun thing I have been doing. I have DE and DNN video both up in small pop-outs. I only have audio up for DE.

I know what DNN audio will be. I want to hear any audio on Decorah Hatchery. It has been a fun setup as N2B gets visitors.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tjjtj on March 04, 2021, 09:41:31 PM
Ok I've check on some stats and need to correct mistakes in the post above.  In 2016... egg1 didn't hatch, D24 has a transmitter, and D25 died in a car accident.  From 2017.... D26 is a possibility, D27 has a transmitter and we know where he/she is, and D28 is a possibility.   Like I said...these are just really way out there thoughts but what do you think?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 04, 2021, 09:56:54 PM
Thanks to many who posted pics over the past few days, and those who added their thoughts and the comments from RRP.  When you have 15 minutes or so, watch the TED talk at the "musings . . ." link.  Human relationships with the natural world leave quite a bit to be desired, along with all the good and caring things many of us do.

In the meantime, the witch hazel tree in my yard is in bloom. Spring is well on the way.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on March 05, 2021, 01:07:49 AM
03-04-2021 around 16h30 for the first pic and around 17h30 for the 4 others.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on March 05, 2021, 01:08:53 AM
cont
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2021, 04:54:45 AM
cont

Great pics, Philjo
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2021, 04:57:49 AM
A few pics from rewind, yesterday evening a stick was brought in to the nest.  It looks it could be DM2.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51005783617_f0952a89db_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51005673441_6bd16aec46_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51004971998_49061b6382_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on March 05, 2021, 06:40:15 AM
I'll second that Lisa  I thought DM2 when I saw it.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2021, 07:31:36 AM
Someone hanging around N2B
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51005272533_838ca157a0_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 05, 2021, 01:36:16 PM
From RRP's website:

Your Questions, Answered: New eagles appear on N2B!

https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/03/04/your-questions-answered-new-eagles-appear-on-n2b/

(https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/030421-2.jpg)
March 4, 2021: Male eagle left, female eagle right

Quote: "We've left the Confusion Couch for the Decorah Tilt-A-Whirl."
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 05, 2021, 02:04:42 PM
(https://fun-spot.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Headrush360_V2.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2021, 02:26:57 PM
Peep -  ;D ;D

T40 - Thanks for the RRP post.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2021, 03:29:23 PM
Mom briefly on Maple2 at 3:25pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51007207597_870dab54ec_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51007207467_01f0932769_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2021, 03:44:54 PM
Someone heading back in the direction of N3, Mom maybe since she was on cam last?
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2021, 06:14:17 PM
I guess he figures he will take them, since no one is using them.  :D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 06, 2021, 07:20:26 AM
Sun beginning to rise over the bluffs, and one goose in the retention pond waiting for friends.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Kermit on March 06, 2021, 07:40:51 AM
Funny animal in the morning   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on March 06, 2021, 07:57:03 AM
                                                AFTER THE FLEDGE 2021

We are back!  Our main activities for the year are scheduled for the weekend days of Thursday, July 15 through Sunday, July 18.  Particulars on the offerings and plans will no doubt be forthcoming. I've put out feelers to organizers in order to answer your questions; we all await their responses.

Room arrangements this year are a bit different.  Three other large events are also on the Decorah area calendar.  BTW For anyone interested and know about the group, Seed Savers has something on the books.  Contact them if you are a novice or serious about growing gardens and plants.

As always, prices are per night, room taxes vary and are not included.  I will require your usual data for holding a room for you:  name as on credit card, address of cc, cc number and expiration, and the room and dates you are requesting.  Cancellation is permitted.  Each property has cancellation conditions and that varies.  No charges are made to your credit card until checkout -  unless you forget to cancel. 

Here are the offerings we have to choose from this year:


Fairfield Marriott      King Bed Suites only, some with
                      pull out sofa bed
                    Thursday and Friday, $159
                    Saturday, $179

Quality Inn & Suites      2 Queen Beds only
                    Thurs, Fri, and Sat, $155

Super 8                 First floor room requested
                    2 Doubles or 1 Queen
                    Thurs, Fri, and Sat, $129

Hotel Winneshiek      Exec with 2 Queen
                    $139 Thurs, $169 Fri/Sat
                    King Suite
                    $209 Thurs, $249 Fri/Sat
                    King Whirlpool
                    $139 Thurs, $169 Fri/Sat

Prices listed are available to us through me.  Please contact me with any questions or reservations. 

Puff/LaNora            630-852-2108         [email protected] 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 06, 2021, 10:45:15 AM
Thank you, Puff for the info!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on March 06, 2021, 11:07:06 AM
I just scrolled through the last three days of posts (minor surgery kept me out of the game), and I am glad that people in the know are almost as confuzzled as I am. We are going to need a Confusion Arena. There was a picture of Mom visiting N2B, and all I could think of was, "Somebirdy's been messing with my nesting". I hope that nice young couple decides to keep looking at other sites. Maybe a visit from the local GHO Committee would encourage them. Until then, I will continue to rely on you nice folks for commentary on this eagle soap opera. I am grateful to RRP for the straightforward question and answer post and for, well, everything.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 06, 2021, 12:25:54 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG5RIXi63Es
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 06, 2021, 12:36:46 PM
I just scrolled through the last three days of posts (minor surgery kept me out of the game), and I am glad that people in the know are almost as confuzzled as I am. We are going to need a Confusion Arena. There was a picture of Mom visiting N2B, and all I could think of was, "Somebirdy's been messing with my nesting". I hope that nice young couple decides to keep looking at other sites. Maybe a visit from the local GHO Committee would encourage them. Until then, I will continue to rely on you nice folks for commentary on this eagle soap opera. I am grateful to RRP for the straightforward question and answer post and for, well, everything.  :)

lil - Hope everything went well with your surgery, and you have a speedy recovery.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 06, 2021, 04:13:52 PM
Mom on Maple 2 this evening, and also fishing in the retention pond.  She made several passes before it finally looked like she snagged one.  You can see her reflection in the pond in the last pic I think where she succeeded in catching a fish.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 07, 2021, 06:34:32 AM
Noisy lil fella on the nest....gnawing
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 07, 2021, 09:19:57 AM
Mom on Maple2
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51012670377_3c28bff9c9_b.jpg)

And she's off.....
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 07, 2021, 01:15:19 PM
Lisa, great to see Mom in the N2B area this morning!

To hear red-winged blackbirds calling, rewind to about 7AM at the Retention Pond and just listen to their very distinctive call.  AllAboutBirds will have a recording, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 07, 2021, 05:40:08 PM
Look like it might be Mom again on Maple2 this evening
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on March 08, 2021, 12:34:22 AM
03-07-2021. Just a little bit later, who was that one ? around 17h30
 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 08, 2021, 04:42:43 AM
03-07-2021. Just a little bit later, who was that one ? around 17h30

Great pics, Philjo
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on March 08, 2021, 06:32:40 AM
Pretty fowl on the retention pond this morning 6:30?  Anyone see that?

My guess is a merganser even with a couple females.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 08, 2021, 06:52:38 AM
Some morning pics from Decorah - Geese and ducks at the pond, and the squirrel back gnawing
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 08, 2021, 06:53:39 AM
Pretty fowl on the retention pond this morning 6:30?  Anyone see that?

My guess is a merganser even with a couple females.

P

It sure was a pretty duck!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 08, 2021, 12:19:13 PM
Well, maybe a merganser, but my money is on a Northern Shoveler male, and most likely same females.

My confidence is greater for the squirrel having breakfast on the N2B nest, then making off with some material for its own nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on March 08, 2021, 03:04:52 PM
STL, maybe a mallard? I can't get clear enough focus to see the color of the bill.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on March 08, 2021, 04:19:43 PM
Great pics everyone!  Nice to see Mom back at the maple(2), but wish they hadn't built a nest elsewhere.  Last year was a stellar year for the Decorah eagles, but unfortunately due to COVID it wasn't a good year for us humans.  I was hoping that this year we'd be able to see them start a family again at N2B and catch glimpses of them at the ATF in July.  But it looks like they are already laying eggs at the new nest and will not be returning to N2B, at least not until the fledges, if at all.  One question, I thought their new nest was being named N3, but I saw on a video posting that someone called it N5.  Which is it?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 08, 2021, 04:24:21 PM
Great pics everyone!  Nice to see Mom back at the maple(2), but wish they hadn't built a nest elsewhere.  Last year was a stellar year for the Decorah eagles, but unfortunately due to COVID it wasn't a good year for us humans.  I was hoping that this year we'd be able to see them start a family again at N2B and catch glimpses of them at the ATF in July.  But it looks like they are already laying eggs at the new nest and will not be returning to N2B, at least not until the fledges, if at all.  One question, I thought their new nest was being named N3, but I saw on a video posting that someone called it N5.  Which is it?

NW, its so good to see you!!!  :D :-*

I think it was originally called N5, cause of it being the 5th nest build by the eagles, but then RRP changed it to N3. 

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 08, 2021, 10:16:55 PM
Decorah Eagles lay their first egg of the season

https://decorahnews.com/news/1151/decorah-eagles-lay-their-first-egg-of-the-seasom/

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on March 09, 2021, 11:31:06 AM
Hi T40 - hope you've been doing alright. Good pic of the nest, and thanks for the article.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 09, 2021, 12:06:54 PM
Hi T40 - hope you've been doing alright. Good pic of the nest, and thanks for the article.

NW - Great to see you - welcome back! ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on March 09, 2021, 12:28:02 PM
Great pics everyone!

Thanks for the article T40!!

Great to see you NW!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 09, 2021, 12:30:18 PM
Decorah Eagles lay their first egg of the season

https://decorahnews.com/news/1151/decorah-eagles-lay-their-first-egg-of-the-seasom/



T40 - Thanks for the link to the article.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on March 09, 2021, 12:34:44 PM
Great pics everyone!

Thanks for the article T40!!

Great to see you NW!!

Hey tig! Hope you've been doing okay.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on March 09, 2021, 06:02:10 PM
                                                AFTER THE FLEDGE 2021

Here are the offerings we have to choose from this year:


Fairfield Marriott      King Bed Suites only, some with
                      pull out sofa bed
                    Thursday and Friday, $159
                    Saturday, $179

Quality Inn & Suites      2 Queen Beds only
                    Thurs, Fri, and Sat, $155

Super 8                 First floor room requested
                    2 Doubles or 1 Queen
                    Thurs, Fri, and Sat, $129

Hotel Winneshiek      Exec with 2 Queen
                    $139 Thurs, $169 Fri/Sat
                    King Suite
                    $209 Thurs, $249 Fri/Sat
                    King Whirlpool
                    $139 Thurs, $169 Fri/Sat

Prices listed are available to us through me.  Please contact me with any questions or reservations. 

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

Puff, I noticed you didn't have the Country Inn listed this year - are they completely booked up already?  I liked them because of the swimming pool & jacuzzi.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on March 09, 2021, 06:16:31 PM
Yes, NW, sorry!  I start procuring rooms in the fall, but by October Country was already reserved.  A wedding, a reunion, and Seed Saver are in competition for the space.  Also heard something about "spraying" being done.  Don't know if they're doing something about the nasty bugs??  Asked a couple times, no one replied.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on March 09, 2021, 06:21:32 PM
Yes, NW, sorry!  I start procuring rooms in the fall, but by October Country was already reserved.  A wedding, a reunion, and Seed Saver are in competition for the space.  Also heard something about "spraying" being done.  Don't know if they're doing something about the nasty bugs??  Asked a couple times, no one replied.

P

Is there still a room available at Quality Inn and is it on the main level?  if so, I'll grab it.  I still have your contact info and can call you tomorrow to reserve.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on March 09, 2021, 08:19:38 PM
Yes and Yes, NW

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 11, 2021, 04:52:40 AM
From rewind about 10.5 hours ago, an eagle flies to a tree close to N1, stay for a bit and then leaves.  The first pic its hard to see, but the eagle is flying to the tree where it perched.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 11, 2021, 02:19:03 PM
Love that pic of the Barn area. Don't recall other pics from this angle. Once the leaves come out, we won't be able to see through the trees.

Just for reference, here's the common view of N2B, showing the pale colors starting to show up in the trees. Wonder if we will see a crop of corn growing on the nest like in past springs.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on March 11, 2021, 02:59:55 PM
Love that pic of the Barn area. Don't recall other pics from this angle. Once the leaves come out, we won't be able to see through the trees.

Just for reference, here's the common view of N2B, showing the pale colors starting to show up in the trees. Wonder if we will see a crop of corn growing on the nest like in past springs.

Lisa, great pics! 

STLbf, do you know what that lighter area on the nest, toward the skywalk, is?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 11, 2021, 03:08:57 PM
Love that pic of the Barn area. Don't recall other pics from this angle. Once the leaves come out, we won't be able to see through the trees.

Just for reference, here's the common view of N2B, showing the pale colors starting to show up in the trees. Wonder if we will see a crop of corn growing on the nest like in past springs.

Lisa, great pics! 

STLbf, do you know what that lighter area on the nest, toward the skywalk, is?  It almost looks like an old pelt.

Thanks, NW  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on March 12, 2021, 02:54:40 AM
03-11-2021 around 18h00
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on March 12, 2021, 02:56:28 AM
and just after
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2021, 05:06:16 AM
and just after

Great screen caps, Philjo
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2021, 05:28:26 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, Philjo  :) 
I got me a few screen caps from rewind this morning.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2021, 07:11:50 AM
Looks like Mom on Maple2 this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on March 12, 2021, 08:02:17 AM
Robin has some new photos on her website from her visit on March 7.  Beautiful picture of Common Goldeneye pair.  Not sure if this was taken on the retention pond.  Amazing picture of Mom and DM2 chasing off two eagle intruders.  Looks like one of the eagles is displaying talons up behavior.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2021, 12:03:40 PM
Mom back on Maple2 this afternoon, she left and went to a tree near N1 again, and perched for a bit and flew off. - Thank you cam ops  :)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 12, 2021, 04:12:14 PM
Have we seen both Mom and DM2 in the nest areas today? Philjo's pics sure look like DM2 to me, and Lisa's look like Mom.

Someone asked about the white stuff at one side of N2B -- I think it is corn husk that is dried from winter. The squirrel visitor likes to chew on it.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2021, 04:58:54 PM
Have we seen both Mom and DM2 in the nest areas today? Philjo's pics sure look like DM2 to me, and Lisa's look like Mom.

Someone asked about the white stuff at one side of N2B -- I think it is corn husk that is dried from winter. The squirrel visitor likes to chew on it.

That eagle in Philjo's pic did look like DM2, but I can't be for certain it was him.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 13, 2021, 07:36:37 AM
Mom on Maple 2 this morning, and one black bird was bothering her for a bit. 
I also have noticed that when Mom flies off Maple2, and circles back around the trees over by the farm, she is landing in this tree. It's hard to see her, but if you follow her as the cam is panning you can see her go in that direction.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 13, 2021, 12:42:32 PM
Lisa, great job tracking Mom! Wondering if they have more than one egg in the new nest. Anybody know?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 13, 2021, 12:52:21 PM
Lisa, great job tracking Mom! Wondering if they have more than one egg in the new nest. Anybody know?

Thanks, STL  :)

I am going to go out on a limb and say, knowing Mom's history, they probably do.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on March 13, 2021, 07:20:50 PM
From RRP Facebook page

Robin Brumm

3-7-21 Day Trip


I decided to make another trip to Decorah to see how Mom and DM2 were doing.  One good thing about nesting time is that whatever time I get there, an eagle is always on the nest, so I don’t have to get up at Dark O’clock! …so I left at Dark ‘thirty, this time, lol.

When I got to N3, DM2 was on the nest.  I didn’t see Mom anywhere, so I watched DM2 incubate.  I stood there for quite a while and eventually decided to go back to my car to get something to drink.  About halfway back to my car, I saw an eagle flying toward the hatchery.   I drove to the hatchery to see if, by some chance, was Mom or DM2 heading that way.
I got to the hatchery and didn’t see anybirdy.  I drove over by the N2B nest, and since I didn’t see anyone there either, I turned around, looked up, and there was Mom sitting in the maple! She is so sneaky, flying in and out without a peep! At least when the juvies are around you can hear them coming, lol.

I parked on the shoulder of the hatchery road and took a few photos of her.  She was so nice to pose for me!  She is so beautiful.  I miss not seeing her on the cam, incubating her precious eggs.  I asked her if she laid three eggs again this year but she kept her beak shut and wouldn’t share!  She stayed on the maple for a little while and then flew off.

I drove back to N3 with a stop for some coffee. When I got there, I thought Mom was in N3 and DM2 was in a tree near the new nest.  Mom stood up and stretched and flew off to the east..  I didn't see anyone fly in and when she flew, I thought, where is she going??  I watched her fly off and then turned around to look at the nest and noticed she was laying in the nest!  Well… I looked at my photos on my camera, and apparently it was DM2 that was in the nest and flew off, and not Mom! Lol

After quite a while, Mom stood up and flew off toward the hatchery direction.  She was gone for about 5-10 min. and then flew back in and resumed incubation duties.  Hmmm, I wonder where she went and what she did?  Again, she wasn’t sharing!   By this time it was early afternoon and time for lunch.  Hmmm.. a fish sandwich sounds good! 😉 I ate and then went to check the nest one more time before I left.  DM2 was back on the nest and Mom must have been on a fly about.  I guess that means it was time for me to fly too.  Till next time Mom & DM2.

Thanks so much to Robin for sharing her story and observations. Please remember that these photos are Robin's and should not be downloaded without her permission, although you are more than welcome to share them! It was wonderful to see Mom and DM2 again!


March 7, 2021: Mom incubating in the new nest (N3)
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March 7, 2021: DM2 on the new nest
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March 7, 2021: Mom on the Maple tree.
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March 7, 2021: Mom flying off a tree near N3.
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March 7, 2021: DM2 flying off N3
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on March 13, 2021, 11:56:22 PM
Thank you for posting the narrative that went with the pictures I saw on Robin's web site.  The pictures posted here are different from the ones I saw on the site.  If only I could take pictures like that.  Looking forward to seeing little heads popping up in the nest.  I hope there are three this year.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Nora in IA on March 14, 2021, 04:00:46 AM
What site has Robin got?  I've seen her FaceBook posts.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 14, 2021, 06:06:17 AM
What site has Robin got?  I've seen her FaceBook posts.

Nora,  here is a link to Robin's site.  She has some really beautiful pics. 

https://robinbrumm.zenfolio.com/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on March 14, 2021, 09:12:40 AM
I am very encouraged by the eagle sitings you are getting near the hatchery.  Hopefully, Mom and DM2 will bring the new 21 family  to the hatchery for fishing lessons.  This means that those of us who will attending the ATF this year will get to see them. :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on March 14, 2021, 10:20:55 AM
Nora, go to the bottom of her site and click on the 3-7 picture of Mom.  The pictures of Mom and Dad chasing off intruders are really amazing.  It looks like one of the eagles is flying with his back to the ground and his talons facing up to the sky. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 14, 2021, 11:58:34 AM
Love those photos from Robin Brumm! Thanks for sharing on the Forum.

Colorful daybreak pic here at Decorah, also DNN and the Flyway. See posts there if you are into sunrises & daybreaks.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: RubyRed246 on March 15, 2021, 08:55:05 AM
Their new nest is impressive!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on March 15, 2021, 09:32:06 AM
STLbf, your daybreak photo has been enlarged on my screen  to keep me warm today.  Snowy and cold in Decorah again.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on March 15, 2021, 09:56:21 AM
Whatever happened to the mystery couple who were taking measurements for drapes at N2B? Did anyone figure out who they were? When I get a chance to look at that nest, it's usually empty, covered with snow, or has a squirrel in it.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on March 15, 2021, 10:18:55 AM
Have we seen both Mom and DM2 in the nest areas today? Philjo's pics sure look like DM2 to me, and Lisa's look like Mom.

Someone asked about the white stuff at one side of N2B -- I think it is corn husk that is dried from winter. The squirrel visitor likes to chew on it.

Thanks STLbf!  That was me asking.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on March 15, 2021, 10:20:01 AM
LOL, I think N2B is haunted by MOM and DM2 and the new couple decided it was not safe to stay there.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Nora in IA on March 15, 2021, 11:00:43 AM
Thanks for the link to Robin's photo site, I hadn't seen that!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 15, 2021, 11:49:57 AM
Jaspurr, lots of snow in the Decorah area today, so keep warm wherever you are & enjoy the sunrise photo.

We might all review the RRP regs about photo copyright on this forum. All written work (text) is copyright the writer, in print or electronic. Are photos the same? And what is fair use? Professional photographers stamp their photos and remind us to look, but not to use them without purchasing because their livelihood comes from their photography. But what about us amateurs? Jaspurr provides a good opportunity for me to find out if it's best to ask first before copying/enlarging our photos from the Decorah Forum. Thanks, Jaspurr, and I will post what I find, or maybe RRP will.    ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 15, 2021, 12:25:52 PM
Nora - Your welcome.  :)

Ruby - Good to see you!  :D

NW - Waving to ya!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 15, 2021, 12:31:36 PM
Ginger - Thanks for the RRP post....great pics from Robin!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 15, 2021, 12:42:50 PM
STL - My understanding of copyright laws - which is minimal and for what it's worth - is if you didn't write it or photograph it, it's not yours to share without permission. I may be in line for some handcuffs, but I freely share RRP photos that appear on their social media sites, but don't touch professional or semi-professional photography, like Robin's, David Lynch's and Sue and Benny's. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 15, 2021, 02:31:35 PM
A few snowy pics from Decorah - Thank you cam ops  :)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51040623306_c552a453ef_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51039903438_f11641ff95_b.jpg)



Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 15, 2021, 03:50:18 PM
At first I thought it was Mom, then I thought no DM2....hard to tell.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51040986522_ec7f02cf49_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on March 15, 2021, 04:11:31 PM
I didn't mean to cause a problem when I told you about the pictures on Robin's website.  I just thought you might enjoy looking at them.  The cam operator is panning the scenery around the North nest.  The snow does look beautiful but N2 Mom looks like she would rather be in Florida.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 15, 2021, 04:12:33 PM
Lisa,  Or maybe one of those look-alike visitors?  The last 2 look like DM2 to me.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 15, 2021, 04:21:35 PM
Jaspurr, you didn't cause a problem, and I thank you for mentioning Robin's website. I'm a subscriber, but don't get email reminders when she posts. She is very clear about "look but don't use" for her photo work.

You also mentioned using one of my sunrise photos as a screensaver -- or some such.  I'm OK with such use, and am a raw amateur when capturing pics from  the RRP live feeds.  Still, it was a good excuse to check on copyright for photos.  Copyright regs in the digital age are just catching up to the technology, and it's good citizenship to know what's what.  I did a tiny bit of searching on the Forum page but didn't find anything yet.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 15, 2021, 05:01:58 PM
STL - I found this thread in the forum, and its in the same section, but different thread where you posted your question about copyrights. 
https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=1323.0

I want to say that was DM2 on the Y, but I am just not all that positive. 

I use to be confident in saying oh there is DM2, but since they haven't been around in a while...I lost that confidence.  :-\
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 15, 2021, 05:14:16 PM
Lisa, thanks for the link about Forum & RRP policies. All good reminders, but nothing about copyright for pics we post here. 

I found some more good info under the "About Us" tab on the RRP website, Licensing and Rights.  Discussion about the Creative Commons agreement.  And I just emailed Amy Ries.  So probably more info on the way.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on March 16, 2021, 07:40:46 AM
STLbf,  I seemed to have opened a can of worms which I never intended to do.  I have removed your picture from my computer.  There is no need to inform me of the RRP rules since I have been following and supporting RRP since Bob was alive.  I appologize for the concern my comment has caused you and Lisa.  Hope to see you at the ATF.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 16, 2021, 08:25:22 AM
STLbf,  I seemed to have opened a can of worms which I never intended to do.  I have removed your picture from my computer.  There is no need to inform me of the RRP rules since I have been following and supporting RRP since Bob was alive.  I appologize for the concern my comment has caused you and Lisa.  Hope to see you at the ATF.

jaspurr, no need to apologize to me.  I was not concerned at all about your comment. 

Hope to see you at ATF, also.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on March 16, 2021, 12:38:00 PM
Nora, go to the bottom of her site and click on the 3-7 picture of Mom.  The pictures of Mom and Dad chasing off intruders are really amazing.  It looks like one of the eagles is flying with his back to the ground and his talons facing up to the sky.

I just went into Robin's site and clicked on the 3/7 pic of Mom, but all I saw was a picture of geese flying according to the caption below the picture. Other than that, it was just pics of Mom & DM2 on and around the new nest. Beautiful pics though! And loved the closeup of the cardinal.  Where did you see the pic of them chasing off intruders?  I went to the day trip pictures because all of the other Decorah Eagle pics were from previous years.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: EagleAngels on March 16, 2021, 07:26:36 PM
Anybody watching the live feed? Eagle eating on the ground sure looks like Mom. Anybody?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 17, 2021, 05:05:29 AM
EA, thanks for the heads-up.  Caught a few pics on rewind this morning.   It sure looks like Mom, and also after the eagle leaves you can hear someone land on N2B and it sounds like they are feaking their beak.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51044974843_902c120768_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: EagleAngels on March 17, 2021, 12:45:18 PM
EA, thanks for the heads-up.  Caught a few pics on rewind this morning.   It sure looks like Mom, and also after the eagle leaves you can hear someone land on N2B and it sounds like they are feaking their beak.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51044974843_902c120768_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51044974898_a9f83b9789_b.jpg)
Many thanks to the awesome camera operator who caught this!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on March 17, 2021, 01:03:54 PM
EA, thanks for the heads-up.  Caught a few pics on rewind this morning.   It sure looks like Mom, and also after the eagle leaves you can hear someone land on N2B and it sounds like they are feaking their beak.

Many thanks to the awesome camera operator who caught this!

EA, good to 'see' you!  That does look like Mom - good catch! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 17, 2021, 02:30:25 PM
Bald eagles abandon Gray's Lake nest in Des Moines - https://news.yahoo.com/bald-eagles-abandon-grays-lake-112054535.html
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 17, 2021, 02:35:51 PM
Bald eagles abandon Gray's Lake nest in Des Moines - https://news.yahoo.com/bald-eagles-abandon-grays-lake-112054535.html

LOL, the ultra-famous couple of Decorah!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on March 17, 2021, 03:13:52 PM
Bald eagles abandon Gray's Lake nest in Des Moines - https://news.yahoo.com/bald-eagles-abandon-grays-lake-112054535.html

LOL, the ultra-famous couple of Decorah!

Wasn't that a hoot?!  Well, Mom is royalty, after all.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 17, 2021, 05:03:46 PM
Bald eagles abandon Gray's Lake nest in Des Moines - https://news.yahoo.com/bald-eagles-abandon-grays-lake-112054535.html

LOL, the ultra-famous couple of Decorah!

Wasn't that a hoot?!  Well, Mom is royalty, after all.  ;)

It sure made me giggle when I read that!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 17, 2021, 06:51:42 PM
Hmm, who are you?

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: TPABay111 on March 17, 2021, 06:52:03 PM
With the sun setting, the feathers look like a rich velvet  :)

Lisa - there's definitely guyliner, but I'm hesitant to guess that it's beloved DM2 taking a break from N3 while Mom incubates & I can't spot a brood patch from the cam angles.  Great photos!

Buzbee - thanks for the tip!

The beak was what caught my eye & to my non-eagle eyes it didn't look like DM2's beak.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: buzbee on March 17, 2021, 06:58:18 PM
Hmm, who are you?

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51047669602_d984846abd_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51047669547_31e36e6989_b.jpg)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50997027294_3341b28f45_b.jpg)

Did you see a little earlier (about 5:55ish) that he landed there and a bit later mom flew in and shoved him off the nest! It was great!! She hung around awhile. I'm pretty sure it was her.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 17, 2021, 07:02:55 PM
Buzbee - I missed that...I will need to go rewind and find that!

TPA - I was thinking it might be DM2 at first, but the beak looks a lil different than DM2s.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: monarch on March 17, 2021, 07:03:49 PM
Oh boy! Mom says you better run.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: buzbee on March 17, 2021, 07:07:07 PM
Buzbee - I missed that...I will need to go rewind and find that!

TPA - I was thinking it might be DM2 at first, but the beak looks a lil different than DM2s.

No, I don't think that was DM2. Similar, but not him. He looks like our recent visitor.
I think that was around 5:55, around there anyway.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Shelly1974 on March 17, 2021, 07:11:55 PM
Yeah mom would not shove dm2 off nest like that. She would do that to an intruder. I thought at first it was dm2 but moms actions says no.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 17, 2021, 07:15:21 PM
Great pics, monarch!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 17, 2021, 07:17:03 PM
Visitor looking at the lil squirrel on the tree right above the RRP writing in the pic

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: monarch on March 17, 2021, 07:31:25 PM
Great pics, monarch!

Thanks Lisa! Glad you got the squirrel, that was awesome!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 17, 2021, 07:34:58 PM
Great pics, monarch!

Thanks Lisa! Glad you got the squirrel, that was awesome!

Lil squirrel might think twice now about hanging around the nest...lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 17, 2021, 07:40:49 PM
Decorah nest, looks like a very handsome/beautiful visitor lands at N2B from the attic.  Moments later Mom comes in and says, "You need to go"  ;)
(https://i.gyazo.com/edb382d9e869961ea8a48e2c8c4b2c62.gif)

He/she comes back and says, "I don't care what you say Mom Decorah, I am doing nestorations"! He even lays down.  ;)  Could it be one of the kids from Mom & Dad Decorah?  ;) ;)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 17, 2021, 07:43:19 PM
Beautiful captures & posts today Lisa, TPA, Buzbee, Monarch, Shelley, T40, NW & all!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 17, 2021, 07:45:39 PM
Lori - Love the gifs!  LOL...I don’t care what you say Mom Deborah. I am doing nestorations  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on March 17, 2021, 07:58:34 PM

That was definitely visitor at N2B.  Big clear eyes like DM2 but outlined eyes have a thin distinctive black circle.

I had to leave when they both left - one last taste of Ireland for St. Patty.  It's sent to me from the Irish Tourism people.  They visit 3 pubs and streamed it back to the USA.  Visit Dublin's Johnny Fox's, then up north to Belfast, back down to Dick Mack's in County Kerry, finish at the Cliffs on the wild west side.  A bit of history and Riverdance for color.  If you're interested and haven't OD'd on things Irish   It is 90 minutes long

ireland.com/en-us/features/st-patricks-day-at-home

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on March 18, 2021, 04:00:42 AM
Great pics everyone!

Not sure who the intruder was but Mom was having none of it! They didn't move fast enough the first time she told them to skedaddle, she looked like she gave a nice kick for good measure! Gotta love her!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 18, 2021, 07:29:31 AM
"As the Nest Turns"  ;D

(As the World Turns)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on March 18, 2021, 08:26:18 AM
Bald eagles abandon Gray's Lake nest in Des Moines - https://news.yahoo.com/bald-eagles-abandon-grays-lake-112054535.html

Whoa! Not just famous but ultra-famous!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 18, 2021, 01:19:25 PM
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on March 18, 2021, 01:59:50 PM
Wasn't able to get into forum or the live feed yesterday, and knew something was up when I saw all the e-mail notifications of forum posts this morning!  It's a shame that N2B won't be able to be used by anybirdie this season, but Mom wants to maintain her 2nd home evidently.  :) 

Fantastic pics by everyone and as usual, great gifs by Lori!  Thanks for taking the time to document these events and keeping us all informed!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 18, 2021, 01:59:59 PM
;D ;D

Not a comfy pillow!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 19, 2021, 08:51:05 AM
Familiar nests in this video released today!

From Nest To Fledge | Eagle Chicks https://youtu.be/KP9QPCM4oggvia Explore Live Nature Cams
Mar 19, 2021
Once an eaglet hatches their parents work hard to feed it. An eaglet's diet consists mainly of fish and waterfowl. Chicks grow fast, gaining a pound every week until they fledge. At two weeks, they can hold their heads up for feeding. At six weeks, they can tear at whole food. Before they leave the nest, they grow black flight and body feathers. These replace their fuzzy down, which was good for warmth but not for flying. Time in the nest helps them gain the size and coordination necessary to survive as free-flying birds.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 19, 2021, 02:05:48 PM
Early morning pic from Decorah, the geese sitting around the retention pond
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51052066767_af236318a8_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: buzbee on March 19, 2021, 05:12:18 PM
Familiar nests in this video released today!

From Nest To Fledge | Eagle Chicks https://youtu.be/KP9QPCM4oggvia Explore Live Nature Cams
Mar 19, 2021
Once an eaglet hatches their parents work hard to feed it. An eaglet's diet consists mainly of fish and waterfowl. Chicks grow fast, gaining a pound every week until they fledge. At two weeks, they can hold their heads up for feeding. At six weeks, they can tear at whole food. Before they leave the nest, they grow black flight and body feathers. These replace their fuzzy down, which was good for warmth but not for flying. Time in the nest helps them gain the size and coordination necessary to survive as free-flying birds.

Love Animals and Nature? Subscribe to this channel: https://goo.gl/nCZiaJ​

Welcome to EXPLORE.org, the largest Live Nature Camera network on the planet!

We bring nature to you, raw, unscripted, and unedited. Enjoy the natural world as it unfolds in real time in front of our cameras. EXPLORE.org takes you to the most remote places around the globe, from the plains of Kenya, Africa to the riverbanks of Katmai, Alaska.

Visit the full multi-cam experience on our website: http://explore.org​

Our Short and Long Format Nature Clips capture the best moments from our live cams and travel expeditions.

Observing Nature requires patience and time, so these short clips give you a taste of the natural world.

In addition to short clips, there are long format nature highlights. We suggest you play these on your Smart TV and escape. These nature clips are the perfect antidote to stress and connect us to the natural world. Enjoy!

I clicked on the link for the video of Eagle Chicks but what came up was "Cat Spa Day" . That video is very funny but it's not eagle chicks! lol ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 19, 2021, 06:15:44 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 19, 2021, 06:16:05 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 19, 2021, 07:48:55 PM
T40, thanks for sharing the location maps of our far-flying friends.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 19, 2021, 09:37:58 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
tsSpoinsl2orehd  ·
Where are D36 and D37? The warming weather is starting to bring eagles north by the tens of thousands, and D36 and D27 are among them!
D27 headed north on March 4. She flew north to Wabasha and checked out the National Eagle Center, went further north to visit Xcel Energy's Prairie Island plant, and could have been one of the many eagles I saw kettling above Diamond Bluff when I surveyed for falcons on March 10. She stayed for a few days before turning south to the Preston area, where she has remained since. I'm not familiar with her location, but a glance at Google Maps shows that she's in the sort of steep, folded terrain that eagles love: creeks and rivers for catching fish and bathing, forested slopes for perching, and upland farms for scavenging.
D36 is slowly heading north. After his polar plunge pilgrimage to southeast Iowa, he hooked north. Brett is still studying the data to decide exactly when his migration began, but as of March 17, he was a little northwest of Cedar Falls and about 66 miles south of his natal nest.
Spring breezes are blowing and everybirdy is on the move! Stay safe, fly high, and don't forget to write! Happy Fri-yay, everyone!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 20, 2021, 05:42:57 AM
T40 - Many thanks, for the RRP post!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 20, 2021, 10:02:13 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Sunrise behind the trees, geese at the retention pond, and some big birdy flying left to right, and looked like may have landed on top of a tree near the barn when cam ops followed.  Maybe a hawk?

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51054528923_cbe1043084_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on March 20, 2021, 10:29:35 PM
Mom visited N2B at about 6:17 p.m.  She brought a fish which she quickly ate, feaked her beak, and flew off.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on March 20, 2021, 11:10:11 PM
 D36 and D27 phone home (https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/03/20/d36-and-d27-phone-home/).

Thank you once again my Dear T40 for the heads up on 'our eagles' travels.   8) 8)

D27 flirting with her March move North here in 2021. 1st map.

D27 (female) hatched in N2B on 04/01/2017 to Mom and Dad Decorah.

We're also very curious if 'our Gal' heads up to her 'ol' stomping grounds in the boreal forest's of Ontario this year ?

One last wing/talon fishing expedition on the outflow waterfall of Sandy Lake along the Severn River perhaps ?

I've searched high and low for the exact name of this waterfall flowing out of Sandy Lakes Mizzay Bay.  2nd image.

Sandy Lake is the Severn River (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severn_River_(northern_Ontario)) flowing northeast towards Hudson Bay technically.

I Reached out to the Sandy Lake First Nation .. "No one goes there except Bald Eagles period".
I'm just curious if there is a local indigenous name for that waterfall?
CLICK.
Well alrighty then.
  ???

The best answer I ever got from other sources was that no one ever goes there except for the Sacred Bald Eagles.  Works for me !   8)

Wow you go girl. You're in very good company apparently.

One of the coolest screen captures I've had the great pleasure of taking thanks to RRP. 
D27 2018 (first Summer) fishing/living at Sandy Lakes outflow waterfall Ontario Canada.

Kind of reminds us of 'the best fishing day ever' on another waterfall.   ;D  3rd image.

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D27's "in & out" 2020/2021. 4th image.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 21, 2021, 05:30:45 AM
Ginger - Great pics of Mom!

BL - Thanks for the map of D27!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 21, 2021, 09:08:29 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Sunrise, somebirdy on Maple2, and another birdy flying from left to right again this morning.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 21, 2021, 10:56:36 AM
Lisa, your pics of visitors to N2B keep us hopeful and gratified for sightings to come!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on March 22, 2021, 06:38:31 AM
Brokenlug, I stopped breathing when I saw your third pic.  I wish I had been there to watch the live feed.  Looks like there were few parking spaces left. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on March 22, 2021, 09:57:56 AM
Yes, STL, "hopeful and gratified" about these sightings at NB2!  Thanks for the pics, all. Great to get postcards from the kids, too. :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 22, 2021, 11:21:40 AM
BL - "No one goes there except Bald Eagles period". 8) Fabulous news and I never get tired of seeing that map! Thanks! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 22, 2021, 01:53:10 PM
Sunrise over the bluffs, and a lil squirrel stops to smile for the cam
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on March 23, 2021, 09:46:20 AM
Familiar nests in this video released today!

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I clicked on the link for the video of Eagle Chicks but what came up was "Cat Spa Day" . That video is very funny but it's not eagle chicks! lol ;D

Yeah, I got the same thing too.  Funny as heck though!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on March 23, 2021, 10:41:55 AM
Lisa, nice pic of the retention pond. All of our snow is gone and we're solidly in the 50s & 60s every day now, so I was surprised to see that much snow still on the ground.  Great pics all, including the 'lil squirrel.

T40, thanks for giving us updates on D27 & D36!  I love that we can see their travels and how many times they are actually not far from the natal nest.

BL, loved the pic of the bears fishing!  They were having a field day.  :)  (Also loved that the eagles were referred to as Sacred Bald Eagles.)

Ginger, awesome pics of Mom breaking for lunch.

We may not have Mom & DM2 on N2B, but we're getting great pics and info nevertheless.  Thanks to everyone for taking the time to contribute!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 23, 2021, 11:58:15 AM
NW - Thanks.  We have been having some nice weather here too. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 23, 2021, 04:25:52 PM
A lil bit ago on rewind, an eagle came up from over the bluff and then flew to a tree where Mom & DM2 always sit.  It looks like it could be DM2, but hard to tell in the rain.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 23, 2021, 04:27:17 PM
Here's a BE in the pine trees atop the bluffs, not sure which set of bluffs, but about 4PM. I'm guessing it's Mom, in the rain. Lisa just posted a pic and a guess that it's DM2.

Around noon, the cam ops got some closeups of red-winged blackbird males calling and displaying their red and yellow wing patches, in the tall grass next to the Retention Pond. Also a crow feasting on a dead fish on the bank. Hard for me to get a good pic, so I will leave that to the others.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 24, 2021, 12:11:56 PM
Great Blue Heron on top of the trees
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 24, 2021, 12:47:03 PM
 Great pic, Lisa.  To me, GBHs look out of place when up in trees! But they even nest in trees sometimes.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 24, 2021, 01:00:32 PM
Great pic, Lisa.  To me, GBHs look out of place when up in trees! But they even nest in trees sometimes.

Thanks, STL

Yes, they do.  I see lots of them in the trees where I live, and their nest are kinda small too. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2021, 07:28:26 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Thank you cam operators
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on March 27, 2021, 07:30:57 AM
After a decade of watching, not seeing this nest activity feels strange and sad.  Kind of fits in with this strange and challenging year. Sure hope Mom, DM2 and the eaglets have a safe season and that there's live activity to view after fledges. I'm grateful for any pics and comments posted here, on the ground reports, and for the beautiful DNN family. Thanks RRP!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2021, 08:04:41 AM
After a decade of watching, not seeing this nest activity feels strange and sad.  Kind of fits in with this strange and challenging year. Sure hope Mom, DM2 and the eaglets have a safe season and that there's live activity to view after fledges. I'm grateful for any pics and comments posted here, on the ground reports, and for the beautiful DNN family. Thanks RRP!

I have not been watching as long as you, nan, but I feel the same way!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2021, 11:12:41 AM
On rewind about 25 minutes ago - An eagle flew to the pond branch, perched for a bit, and flies over lands on N2B and looks very much like a wet Mom.  Pokes around in the nest for a bit, and then gets on the skywalk. Never saw them leave, so they may be higher up than the cam is showing.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 27, 2021, 11:28:28 AM
Lisa, great pics. I'd say Mom, too.

I've been watching the 2 eaglets at DNN this morning! Betcha got pics of them already.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2021, 01:06:59 PM
Lisa, great pics. I'd say Mom, too.

I've been watching the 2 eaglets at DNN this morning! Betcha got pics of them already.

LOL, I do....getting ready to post a few.  They are too stinkin' cute!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2021, 06:48:29 AM
Sunrise in Decorah...looks to be a nice day!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 28, 2021, 10:49:32 AM
Good morning pics, Lisa.  Here's the full moon setting at the bluffs. The closeups show how fast the moon is really moving. Thanks to the cam ops!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2021, 11:06:20 AM
Good morning pics, Lisa.  Here's the full moon setting at the bluffs. The closeups show how fast the moon is really moving. Thanks to the cam ops!

Great shot of the moon!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2021, 07:19:52 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Pretty sunrise, and geese flying in for their morning dip in the retention pond

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on March 31, 2021, 03:04:14 PM
Just getting caught up again after a few days away.  Great pics Lisa and STLbf!  I agree on thinking that was Mom on the nest a few days ago.  Too bad we didn't get a close up of the iris to double check. And I loved the blue heron pic!  I walk on the trail that goes around my subdivision and one day about 2 weeks ago I came up on one sitting by a pond.  I took video of it until it finally flew away.  I had no idea they can roost in trees! 

Haven't had an opportunity to go into the DN site yet - can't wait to see the 2 new hatchlings!  Hope their feathered family does well this year.  So glad we have the north nest to watch!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2021, 04:56:03 PM
Thanks, NW

Those two at Decorah North are adorable!  You need to pop in, and see those cuties. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on March 31, 2021, 10:03:10 PM
Evening Sun -- perhaps it's the subadult that later landed on N2B
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Sunset
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Subadult on N2B around 7:43 p.m.
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Inspecting the UFO
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Moved some sticks around
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It was there around 11 minutes.  It flew up to the Skywalk a couple of times and also to the branch right beside the mic where it sounded like it was really manhandling it.  It traveled out of sight up the Skywalk.  I didn't watch after that so I didn't hear if it flew off.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 04:49:59 AM
Great pics, Ginger!

Hmm, yesterday evening around 5'ish, I mentioned on explore that I thought I heard someone land near N2B.  Wonder if it was the SA, and it has been sitting up there all that time till it came down. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 01, 2021, 07:40:42 AM
Thanks for the great pics this morning, Ginger.  I watched the SA live - beautiful!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 08:29:13 AM
SA arrived back at the nest this morning, was poking around, and even took a peek to see what was under the nest from the skywalk branch.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on April 01, 2021, 08:31:11 AM
Great pics, Ginger!

Hmm, yesterday evening around 5'ish, I mentioned on explore that I thought I heard someone land near N2B.  Wonder if it was the SA, and it has been sitting up there all that time till it came down.

Thanks, Lisa.  The cam found the SA on N2B just after we heard it land, but it could have arrived earlier at the Skywalk and just flown down to the nest when we heard it.

Oh, I see the SA returned this morning.  Nice pics, Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 08:31:55 AM
Great pics, Ginger!

Hmm, yesterday evening around 5'ish, I mentioned on explore that I thought I heard someone land near N2B.  Wonder if it was the SA, and it has been sitting up there all that time till it came down.

Thanks, Lisa.  The cam found the SA on N2B just after we heard it land, but it could have arrived earlier at the Skywalk and just flown down to the nest when we heard it.

Oh, I see the SA returned this morning.  Nice pics, Lisa.

Thanks, Ginger
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 09:05:30 AM
SA on Maple2 accompanied by a Red-winged blackbird
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 01, 2021, 09:39:45 AM
Great pics Lisa & Ginger!  Wonder if the SA was one of Mom's and Dad's.  I know, we always wonder that when we see a relatively young eagle visit the nest.  It would be so neat to know though. Judging from its markings, it could have been in the last clutch they had or the year before that possibly.  It's comforting to know that their legacy is alive and flying somewhere.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 01:17:54 PM
Great pics Lisa & Ginger!  Wonder if the SA was one of Mom's and Dad's.  I know, we always wonder that when we see a relatively young eagle visit the nest.  It would be so neat to know though. Judging from its markings, it could have been in the last clutch they had or the year before that possibly.  It's comforting to know that their legacy is alive and flying somewhere.

Thanks, NW

Whoever they were, they sure were beautiful!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 01, 2021, 01:44:06 PM
Visiting N2B and M2?! I'm thinking/wishing that's not a coincidence and the SA knows its way around the local landmarks. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 01, 2021, 01:51:06 PM
Visiting N2B and M2?! I'm thinking/wishing that's not a coincidence and the SA knows its way around the local landmarks. ;)

Good point, T40!  I didn't even think of that coincidence when reading the posts.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 01:55:55 PM
Visiting N2B and M2?! I'm thinking/wishing that's not a coincidence and the SA knows its way around the local landmarks. ;)

Good point, T40!  I didn't even think of that coincidence when reading the posts.

NW, I was thinking back to what you said earlier about it being a past clutch.  D34 was the only one that wasn't banded last season, right?  And, D32 & 33 were banded at SOAR, or was just one of them banded?  I can't remember?!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 01, 2021, 02:07:06 PM
Visiting N2B and M2?! I'm thinking/wishing that's not a coincidence and the SA knows its way around the local landmarks. ;)

Good point, T40!  I didn't even think of that coincidence when reading the posts.

NW, I was thinking back to what you said earlier about it being a past clutch.  D34 was the only one that wasn't banded last season, right?  And, D32 & 33 were banded at SOAR, or was just one of them banded?  I can't remember?!

You're correct about D34 not being banded, but D35 & D36 were.  Nobirdie had a 'backpack' put on them at SOAR to my recollection.  Prior to that, I think the last one to have a backpack was D27 from the 2017 clutch.  Dad disappeared in 2018 which, if this SA was from that year would make it almost 3 years old.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 02:27:37 PM
Visiting N2B and M2?! I'm thinking/wishing that's not a coincidence and the SA knows its way around the local landmarks. ;)

Good point, T40!  I didn't even think of that coincidence when reading the posts.

NW, I was thinking back to what you said earlier about it being a past clutch.  D34 was the only one that wasn't banded last season, right?  And, D32 & 33 were banded at SOAR, or was just one of them banded?  I can't remember?!

You're correct about D34 not being banded, but D35 & D36 were.  Nobirdie had a 'backpack' put on them at SOAR to my recollection.  Prior to that, I think the last one to have a backpack was D27 from the 2017 clutch.  Dad disappeared in 2018 which, if this SA was from that year would make it almost 3 years old.

You are right, nobirdie at SOAR had a backpack, but D33 had a band.  I had to go check on SOAR's website just to make sure I wasn't crazy.  I thought I remembered one of those kids from that clutch had a shiny bracelet.  I can't find if they put a band on D32 after their leg healed. I want to say no.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 01, 2021, 03:20:38 PM
Visiting N2B and M2?! I'm thinking/wishing that's not a coincidence and the SA knows its way around the local landmarks. ;)

Good point, T40!  I didn't even think of that coincidence when reading the posts.

NW, I was thinking back to what you said earlier about it being a past clutch.  D34 was the only one that wasn't banded last season, right?  And, D32 & 33 were banded at SOAR, or was just one of them banded?  I can't remember?!

You're correct about D34 not being banded, but D35 & D36 were.  Nobirdie had a 'backpack' put on them at SOAR to my recollection.  Prior to that, I think the last one to have a backpack was D27 from the 2017 clutch.  Dad disappeared in 2018 which, if this SA was from that year would make it almost 3 years old.

You are right, nobirdie at SOAR had a backpack, but D33 had a band.  I had to go check on SOAR's website just to make sure I wasn't crazy.  I thought I remembered one of those kids from that clutch had a shiny bracelet.  I can't find if they put a band on D32 after their leg healed. I want to say no.

OOops, my bad!  I said that 35 & 36 were banded, but they were fitted with transmitters.  I was confusing the banding with the transmitters.  That's what I get for trying to do this while I'm working. LOL

So you're thinking it might be a 2yr. old from Mom & DM2's first clutch?  I'm bad at judging their ages when they're between 2 and 4.  1 is easy and so is 5, but in between a little harder.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 03:27:09 PM
Visiting N2B and M2?! I'm thinking/wishing that's not a coincidence and the SA knows its way around the local landmarks. ;)

Good point, T40!  I didn't even think of that coincidence when reading the posts.

NW, I was thinking back to what you said earlier about it being a past clutch.  D34 was the only one that wasn't banded last season, right?  And, D32 & 33 were banded at SOAR, or was just one of them banded?  I can't remember?!

You're correct about D34 not being banded, but D35 & D36 were.  Nobirdie had a 'backpack' put on them at SOAR to my recollection.  Prior to that, I think the last one to have a backpack was D27 from the 2017 clutch.  Dad disappeared in 2018 which, if this SA was from that year would make it almost 3 years old.

You are right, nobirdie at SOAR had a backpack, but D33 had a band.  I had to go check on SOAR's website just to make sure I wasn't crazy.  I thought I remembered one of those kids from that clutch had a shiny bracelet.  I can't find if they put a band on D32 after their leg healed. I want to say no.

OOops, my bad!  I said that 35 & 36 were banded, but they were fitted with transmitters.  I was confusing the banding with the transmitters.  That's what I get for trying to do this while I'm working. LOL

So you're thinking it might be a 2yr. old from Mom & DM2's first clutch?  I'm bad at judging their ages when they're between 2 and 4.  1 is easy and so is 5, but in between a little harder.

LOL!

I am terrible at judging their ages! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 01, 2021, 03:43:20 PM
I believe that D35 and D36 were transmittered AND also banded. One on the left and the other on the right. I could dig around in my stash of last year's pics, but probably quicker and more accurate to check the archive here on the Forum or Amy's blogs from 2020. D34 left the nest area early, without any extra "baggage."

The visitor did not appear to have a band, and definitely no transmitter.
To be continued . . .
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 01, 2021, 04:13:11 PM
Here's what I found in the 2020 Decorah Forum. One copied pic from me and one from LisaG.

D36, male, transmittered, banded on the right leg. Still living and flying free. Tracking info at the Explore! tab on the RRP page.

D35, female, transmittered, banded on the left leg. She died from lead shot poisoning in January or February, 2021.

D34, not banded or transmittered. Sex unknown.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 04:23:30 PM
Here's what I found in the 2020 Decorah Forum. One copied pic from me and one from LisaG.

D36, male, transmittered, banded on the right leg. Still living and flying free. Tracking info at the Explore! tab on the RRP page.

D35, female, transmittered, banded on the left leg. She died from lead shot poisoning in January or February, 2021.

D34, not banded or transmittered. Sex unknown.

Thanks, STL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 01, 2021, 04:31:37 PM
Here's what I found in the 2020 Decorah Forum. One copied pic from me and one from LisaG.

D36, male, transmittered, banded on the right leg. Still living and flying free. Tracking info at the Explore! tab on the RRP page.

D35, female, transmittered, banded on the left leg. She died from lead shot poisoning in January or February, 2021.

D34, not banded or transmittered. Sex unknown.

I had no idea D35 had died from lead poisoning!  Very sad.  :'(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 04:37:47 PM
Here's what I found in the 2020 Decorah Forum. One copied pic from me and one from LisaG.

D36, male, transmittered, banded on the right leg. Still living and flying free. Tracking info at the Explore! tab on the RRP page.

D35, female, transmittered, banded on the left leg. She died from lead shot poisoning in January or February, 2021.

D34, not banded or transmittered. Sex unknown.

I had no idea D35 had died from lead poisoning!  Very sad.  :'(

Yes....so sad  :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on April 01, 2021, 11:05:03 PM
Totally cool Sub Adult visitor at N2B no matter what.   8)

Lots of ifs, buts and maybes with this N2B visitor and my post below however ...

Great research and screen captures done by all.    8) 8)

I'm confidant in saying from the pics posted there are no bands or tracking devices on either of the SA visitors on 03/31 or 04/01 on N2B.

Same SA I do think so.

Some clues do eliminate certain N2B Decorah alumni however.
All that have had trackers attached have been banded.

2019 brood SOAR rehabilitated and then soft releases banded. 1 banded yes, 2 maybe.
 
2017 or 2018 brood ? 
SA in both pics @ N2B do not fit the bill or look old enough based on the plumage, beak and talons.
D26 through D31 are not possibilities I believe.

2019 ?
Very maybe, but, both were released from SOAR on the other side of Iowa and both would be sporting a solid 2 year old plumage by now.
(D33) was released from SOAR on 09/18/19. With a band.   
(D32) was released from SOAR on 03/03/20. Was D32 banded. Good Question ?

Now the real observation: Age of a Sub-Adult Bald Eagle from an image?

Now here we go with the big question ..

It's hard to tell. Is that a Idaho, Iowa or Florida SA ?

IF that is a 1 year old IA SA based on behavior and age identifiers with no bands or GPS on N2B.

It could possibly be D34, hatched on 04/05/20 from last years N2B brood from Mom and DM2.  ;D

I'm kind of liking the idea now that I've flown myself logically into the possibility. 
I'm going with this scenario ..

It's time to do up some retention pond and Trout Creek fishing just like my dear old Ma & Pa taught me before they catch my tail feathers dipping into their honey hole whilst they're both busy on N3 tending to my siblings .   8)

Last I heard any tail feather pings from D36 he was was about 68 miles SE of of N2B on 03/17/21.

Could D34 be Trout Creek near it's natal nest not tracked. Very for sure.  :)

Signed I am Eagle. With many caveats. BL.  ;D

One thing I do know for sure.
There's is a bald eagle mother nesting in Decorah IA that has seen 36 eagles fledge.

D37 38 39, hatch and fly free, no reason to think otherwise.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2021, 04:53:44 AM
BL - Great post  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2021, 05:09:54 AM
I see RRP made a post about the SA last night.  In the post they said the SA looked to be a 3 year old.  I noticed at the end of the post RRP said this....

Quick note: if this three-year old bird were one of Mom and Dad's offspring, it would be D29, D30, or D31.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 02, 2021, 04:58:06 PM
Love the speculation about the SA visitor at N2B. Whoever it is, beautiful! Betcha neither Mom or DM2 will bring out the welcome mat when they notice.

At nest D3, any probable hatch date(s)?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2021, 06:00:01 PM
Love the speculation about the SA visitor at N2B. Whoever it is, beautiful! Betcha neither Mom or DM2 will bring out the welcome mat when they notice.

At nest D3, any probable hatch date(s)?

Beautiful sunrise pic!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: dskyyksd on April 03, 2021, 06:21:12 AM
One thing I do know for sure.
There's is a bald eagle mother nesting in Decorah IA that has seen 36 eagles fledge.

D37 38 39, hatch and fly free, no reason to think otherwise.  :)

Remember, thanks to the cams on the other nest trees, we will see them in June after they fledge:)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2021, 08:17:18 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - An eagle comes flying in from behind N2B, and lands on Maple2.  It looks like Mom, stays for a bit and flies off.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51092289743_801ee90b00_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51092289858_eb206d3b6a_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51092289888_a6fcafeaee_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2021, 08:27:29 AM
Mom's back! She must be doing a lil fishing.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51091840384_264cff890b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: TPABay111 on April 03, 2021, 01:01:22 PM
It was great seeing Mom this morning!  If her first egg was laid Feb. 24 or 25 there might be a new precious bobblehead on N3 any day now.

BL - it's always great to read your posts & explore your maps (as well as T40s) so thank you for posting.

If you use Facebook, please be cautious about phishing attempts now that the personal data of 533 million FB users has been made public in a free forum thanks to a hacker >:(  https://www.businessinsider.com/stolen-data-of-533-million-facebook-users-leaked-online-2021-4
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2021, 01:34:33 PM
It was great seeing Mom this morning!  If her first egg was laid Feb. 24 or 25 there might be a new precious bobblehead on N3 any day now.

BL - it's always great to read your posts & explore your maps (as well as T40s) so thank you for posting.

If you use Facebook, please be cautious about phishing attempts now that the personal data of 533 million FB users has been made public in a free forum thanks to a hacker >:(  https://www.businessinsider.com/stolen-data-of-533-million-facebook-users-leaked-online-2021-4

Thanks for the FB info, TPA...but UGH!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on April 03, 2021, 02:15:13 PM
I hate Facebook and don't have an account. Was warned not to by a bunch of cyber security professionals.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 03, 2021, 07:44:57 PM
Familiar nests in this video released today!

From Nest To Fledge | Eagle Chicks  https://youtu.be/sSn3erR9Cwkvia Explore Live Nature Cams
Mar 19, 2021
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I clicked on the link for the video of Eagle Chicks but what came up was "Cat Spa Day" . That video is very funny but it's not eagle chicks! lol ;D

Wow, I sure messed up on that one.  That specific  copy and paste was intended for Caturday.  My apologies. :( The correct link is https://youtu.be/sSn3erR9Cwk  my fault I should have checked my work when I was done.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 04, 2021, 12:02:52 PM
Happy Easter to everybirdie. Seems to be a nice comfortable day at N2B, visitors or no.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on April 04, 2021, 02:25:58 PM
But lots of visitors at the hatchery.   :D  Nice day, windows open.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 06, 2021, 06:46:42 AM
Beautiful morning in Decorah
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on April 07, 2021, 10:30:30 AM
Note:  There were several photos included with this post.  I have included two of them here.  Instead of downloading them, I linked to them.  Here is a link to the post with all the photos:  https://www.facebook.com/RaptorResourceProject/posts/3869747913061799

April 5, 2021: A Day Trip to Decorah!
An update by Robin Brumm


Monday was my last day of spring break. Hmm...what should I do??  Go to Decorah, of course! I spent Friday and Saturday and there were no signs of a hatch either day.  I know that the eggs usually hatch at 35-40 days old.  I had looked at the nest records and noted that for the last three years, the first egg has hatched at 39 days.  If they laid the first egg on February 24th, 39 days would be Sunday, April 4th.  If they laid on February 25th, 39 days would be Monday, April 5th, so it was a no-brainer to go back on Monday and check.

When I got to Decorah, Mom was on N3.  She kept looking down under her, but was staying very low in the nest.  DM2 flew to a tree nearby but Mom did not get up so, after several minutes, he flew off.  Mom stood up and intently looked down below her, then resumed incubation.  About an hour later, DM2 came back again and perched in a nearby tree.  Again, Mom did not get up, so DM2 went on a fly about and circled above the N3 area for about 15 minutes before flying off.

Meanwhile, Mom continued to occasionally sit up and look down intently into the nest cup.  She was sitting up for quite a while, when DM2 brought in some grasses.  Mom decided she needed a break so she flew off.  DM2 stood on the edge of the nest and looked down into the middle of the nest for several minutes before settling down over the nest cup...well, at least he tried to settle down.  He kept moving, standing up and looking down, shimmying, and standing up and looking down again. He was up and down about three or four times in the time that Mom was gone.

Mom came back to the nest about an hour later.  I think she might have brought a floppy fish because she was standing along the side of the nest looking around and would look down every so often.  DM2 finally flew off and Mom took over incubation duties.

After only a few minutes, Mom stood up and went to the spot she was standing when she came in.  She leaned over and pulled at something and then leaned over and put her beak down into the nest cup!  She did that a couple of times and then settled back down over the egg cup.  When looking at my photos later, I noticed there was a small stringy bit hanging from her beak!  That means there is a hatch!   Although we won’t have a date and time, It looks like the hatch could have been Sunday night or Monday morning.  Yay! Welcome to the world, D37! If only Mom would tell us how many more eggs there are to hatch!  Now would be a perfect time to know how to speak Eaglish, lol!  I can't wait until my next visit to see how many fuzzy bobbleheads peek up!

A thousand thanks to Robin Brumm for her boots-on-the-ground report and photos from N3! A quick reminder: Robin's photos belong to her, so please don't download or use them without her permission.


April 5, 2021: DM2 flying into N3 with grasses.
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April 5, 2021: Mom feeding. You can see a stringy bit of food hanging from her beak!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 07, 2021, 11:14:58 AM
Thank you for the RRP post, Ginger 

So exciting to know Mom and DM2 have a lil one!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 07, 2021, 12:03:12 PM
Yes, thanks to Ginger for posting the blog & photos and big thanks to Robin Brumm for making the trip and reporting with pictures.  Yea to Mom and DM2!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 07, 2021, 03:06:40 PM
Thanks Robin and Ginger! A sight for sore eyes, for sure.

It looks like N3 only has one "door" that's wide enough for eagle wings to fit through. I'll be anxious to see what kind of shade the nest offers when it leafs out. I'm going to assume RRP will go with April 5th for D37's "hatch" date because it was the first documented feeding.

That picture of Mom on N3 with her tail touching that big branch reminded me of Dad "barking" a similar branch on N2B. RRP had proposed Dad's actions were to deliberately smooth out the bark to protect their feathers. Made sense to me. Dad was one smart cookie. :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 07, 2021, 04:34:31 PM
Thank you Ginger for posting!  Thank you Robin & RRP for bringing a little piece of our family to us today.  I want a peek!!! ;) Hoping Mom will decide to move back to N2B next season or the owners of the property at N3 agree to let RRP have a cam on during nesting season. ((Non-disclosure of location to respect Owners privacy of course)) ;)

T40-I'm hoping that even an approximate date would be fine to keep track of the eaglets.  I can't wait to see them when they fledge.  I am sure they will be visiting N1, N2B, the hatchery and other places we can see them :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Matisse1 on April 08, 2021, 05:41:07 AM
great news from Robin!

Saw this in CornellLab of Orinthology news:
Cornell Lab eNews
April 2021

Bald Eagles by Blaire Smith
Bald Eagles by Blaire Smith/Macaulay Library.
Lower 48 Has 4 Times as Many Bald Eagles as a Decade Ago
In March, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the latest population estimate for Bald Eagles, and the news was heartening. Some 316,000 eagles now cruise the skies in the Lower 48—more than four times the previous estimate, from 2009. See how the most accurate eagle count in history was partly powered by 180,000 eBirders plus sophisticated eBird Science models.

Dig Deeper: Explore the latest Bald Eagle distribution models, including colorful animated maps that show where eagles go throughout the year.

https://ebird.org/science/status-and-trends/baleag/abundance-map-weekly?utm_source=Cornell+Lab+eNews&utm_campaign=d7757cca59-Cornell-Lab-eNews-April-2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_47588b5758-d7757cca59-325501320


https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/new-bald-eagle-population-estimate-usfws/?utm_source=Cornell%20Lab%20eNews&utm_campaign=d7757cca59-Cornell-Lab-eNews-April-2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_47588b5758-d7757cca59-325501320
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2021, 08:13:04 AM
Not eagles, but I think they are enjoying this big ole nest to themselves
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2021, 02:08:22 PM
Again not eagles, but THANK YOU cam ops!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51104379100_6d18b9bdfc_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 08, 2021, 02:24:52 PM
Great pics, Lisa.  What is the squirrel gnawing on?  Turtle shell perhaps? It has been on the nest for months now.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 08, 2021, 02:27:47 PM
Lisa- aww Mr. Lucky!  He is looking healthy ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 08, 2021, 03:47:02 PM
Thanks for Robin's report, Ginger! It helped.  I love spending more time with the DNN family but I also still miss Mom and DM2. I can easily watch two nests at the same time, so fingers crossed for visits after fledge.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2021, 04:38:20 PM
Lisa- aww Mr. Lucky!  He is looking healthy ;)

 ;D ;D Lori!

STL - I can't remember what animal that was from that Mom & DM2 brought in...it feels like it was so long ago!

nan - I agree with you.  I enjoy watching those lil cuties at DNN, but I sure miss Mom & DM2. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 08, 2021, 07:01:44 PM
Happy 7th Birthday to Mr. Decorah!!!
          (http://dl3.glitter-graphics.net/pub/678/678963bw5rtow6av.gif) (https://www.glitter-graphics.com)(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/00/69/ed/0069edf1f5cbfff562eb8692ba287fc0.jpg)
D20 is first in line! April 24th 2014
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Mr. Decorah splish splash!!!
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June 30 2020 Mr. Decorah A Day in the Life
It’s been six years since D20 was admitted to SOAR after a too-soon-fledge (22 June 2014), enjoy this video compilation of Ambassador Decorah to commemorate!
https://youtu.be/7AWpYJwMJ0g via SOARRaptors

DECORAH TURNS SEVEN
By SOAR - Linette 7 April 2021 Ambassador Decorah
SOAR ambassador bald eagle Decorah is another year older! Decorah (FKA D20) hatched on 7 April 2014 in the famous Decorah Bald Eagle nest at the Decorah Trout Hatchery. Decorah is now seven years old!
 
Mr Decorah's Tail feathers December 2020 gif
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The video here is from December 2020. You can see his left side tail feathers still have black on them. We’ll have to wait and see how they look after he molts this summer. Will they turn white or not? https://youtu.be/XzCFclBRMHQ

FAQ page on Mr. Decorah and it also links back to his patient record!
https://soarraptors.org/2018/05/decorah-faq/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2021, 04:49:01 AM
Lori, thanks for the post.......Happy Hatchaversary to Mr Decorah!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2021, 04:54:54 AM
From rewind last evening - Short visit from Mom on Maple2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2021, 10:17:33 AM
Something caught my eye, as it was flying across the retention pond....an eagle look like headed in the direction of Maple2, and might have landed there.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51105134898_2563948c30_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on April 09, 2021, 10:48:40 AM
Looks like an eagle to me, too, Lisa.   Good eye.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2021, 11:05:05 AM
Looks like an eagle to me, too, Lisa.   Good eye.

P

Thanks  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 09, 2021, 11:52:29 AM
Lori, thanks very much for the gifs and links to SOAR and MrDecorah. Great to know he is still doing OK there as an ambassador eagle.

Lisa, even teeny views of Mom or DM2 are much welcomed! Can't wait to see their fledglings this summer when they visit N2B.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2021, 12:01:14 PM
Lori, thanks very much for the gifs and links to SOAR and MrDecorah. Great to know he is still doing OK there as an ambassador eagle.

Lisa, even teeny views of Mom or DM2 are much welcomed! Can't wait to see their fledglings this summer when they visit N2B.

STL, I get excited anytime I see Mom or DM2 on cam.  I hope we get to see their fledglings this year!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 09, 2021, 01:53:46 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Where are D36 and D27? D27 sent us a postcard from Minnesota's SE Bluff Country, just 30 miles north of her natal nest, while D36 headed back into central Minnesota after a brief sojourn into Lake Country!
D36 is currently wandering between some small lakes and waterfowl production areas in a heavily agricultural area south of Alexandria, MN. Although I'm not familiar with this part of Minnesota, it looks like excellent habitat for a young eagle, with plenty of options for food, perching, and roosting. One of Minnesota's big nesting eagle strongholds is located just north of D36, which means he should have plenty of company!
Is D27 going to head north this year? Last year, she left for Ontario on June 3rd. Her winter/early spring pattern looked a lot like it does now: not much traveling in January and February, especially through the polar plunge, followed by generalized wandering through NE Iowa and SE Minnesota. Minnesota's SE Bluff Country is a spectacular place for our not-so-young eaglet, who turned four on April 1st! She won't be old enough to start her own family until next year, but she could start to curtail her wandering. We'll see if she visits Ontario again this year! Stay safe, everybirdie - and don't forget to write!
A thousand thanks to Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their data, maps, and expertise with us. To explore the travels of any of the eagles we've tracked, please visit our interactive maps at https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 09, 2021, 04:36:27 PM
T40, thanks for posting here the updates on the transmittered eagles from Decorah.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2021, 05:15:02 PM
T40 - Thanks for the post on our D's!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 10, 2021, 01:54:02 AM
Decorah's Wangsness warms hearts of Decorah Eagle lovers

https://decorahnewspapers.com/Content/Default/Decorah-Public-Opinion/Article/Decorah-s-Wangsness-warms-hearts-of-Decorah-Eagle-lovers/-3/331/53202

(https://decorahnewspapers.com/Images/Images/80083.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 10, 2021, 04:46:44 AM
Decorah's Wangsness warms hearts of Decorah Eagle lovers

https://decorahnewspapers.com/Content/Default/Decorah-Public-Opinion/Article/Decorah-s-Wangsness-warms-hearts-of-Decorah-Eagle-lovers/-3/331/53202

(https://decorahnewspapers.com/Images/Images/80083.jpg)

Beautiful painting!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 10, 2021, 05:10:13 AM
From rewind last evening around 7:02pm - Cam ops spotted an eagle flying over the retention pond, and it flew in the direction of what I call the pasture tree by the barn.  When cam zoomed towards the tree, you could see another eagle joining the first one at the tree.  The eagle on the left flew away first, and the one of the right followed quickly after it.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 10, 2021, 02:31:41 PM
A deer early this morning, outside the fence by Red & Kentucky Boone's yard
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 10, 2021, 05:07:01 PM
Lisa, good catch on the deer.  Any time we see two adult BEs in this area, we think it's Mom and DM2. Maybe they were taking a little break from nest duties.  Or total visitors.  Ha!

That painting of the Decorah eagles posted earlier today -- it's just spectacular!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 10, 2021, 05:40:44 PM
Male and female wood ducks in the stream
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 10, 2021, 11:51:20 PM
Good eye Lisa on the deer & Eagles!!  I was watching the ducks earlier they sure are beautiful!!! If Mom & DM2 were taking a break together that means the little ones are within ear shot  ;) ;) ;)  ;D
T40 thank you so much for the update on D27 & D36.  Nice to see they are doing Eagle stuff! Miss them so much!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 10, 2021, 11:57:03 PM
Speaking of D36...throwback pic... April 11th 2020

D36 "Napkin Please" ;D
(https://i.gyazo.com/74695e5c5b000552f384f34df2efd3c0.gif)

ok just one more...
D36 grabs food out of D35 mouth!!! Lil booger.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2021, 10:00:56 AM
Lori - Thanks, and that male wood duck was beautiful! 
Awww, D36  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2021, 10:17:17 AM
From rewind this morning, a lil less than 2 hours ago - Young eagle on Maple2 being bothered by a blackbird
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2021, 10:32:00 AM
Quick visit from this SA a few minutes ago.  Kinda looks like the one that visited a week or so ago.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 11, 2021, 12:15:13 PM
Lisa, that's one beautiful sub-adult visiting N2B. Pickings on the nest are pretty slim this spring. No growth from nestover foliage.

Love the Wood Ducks! So gorgeous.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 12, 2021, 04:45:01 AM
From rewind, last evening around 6pm - Mom visiting Maple2
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51110631177_66585cbbec_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51111975400_8bd5bda475_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 12, 2021, 10:09:32 AM
Kinda far away, but looks like Mom back again this morning near Maple2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 12, 2021, 08:49:18 PM
Always lovely to see Mom. Thanks, Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2021, 04:39:35 AM
Always lovely to see Mom. Thanks, Lisa.

YW  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2021, 06:46:53 AM
An eagle flying down steam this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 13, 2021, 11:42:22 AM
Haven't been able to get into forum since the 1st!  Just catching up on all the posts since then.

BL, whether you were right about the SA or not, your posts always make me smile!

TPA, I don't 'do' social media, including FB, and things like the uber hack are part of the reason. 

Peep, agree totally - and love your message at the bottom of your posts.  :)

Ginger, thanks for the Robin Brumm post!  It's our only link to what's going on at N3 this season.  I wasn't 'around' when the eagles built N2 and no one could see them that season either.  Now I know how everyone felt!  :P

Matisse, thanks for the uplifting news about the resurgence of bald eagles! I just read an article in the local paper that the eagles have made an overwhelming comeback in Indiana also.  Does your heart good, doesn't it?!

nanimal, I couldn't agree more on how much we miss our beloved Decorah eagles.  But it has made me watch the DN nest this season - I usually only have time to watch one nest - and I have really enjoyed it.  Perhaps if and when Mom & DM2 come back to N2B I'll just have to be ambinesttrous. LOL

Lori, loved your tribute to Mr. Decorah.  Seven years already?!  Wow!  :o  And had to laugh at the D36 throwback gifs - too cute!

T40, thanks for passing on the info on D27 & D36.  I always had a soft spot for D27 - spunky gal!

Lisa, special thanks for all the pics you provide on a daily basis!  Outstanding!!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2021, 12:19:57 PM
NW - Thank you for the kind words.  I have missed you on the forum!  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 13, 2021, 01:23:17 PM
NW - Nice to see you!  "ambinesttrous"! :D ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on April 13, 2021, 03:01:33 PM
Salute to NWar--"ambinestrous" is new to me and maybe even the Dictionaerie. ??  :) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 14, 2021, 11:19:01 AM
Looks like an Osprey landed on Maple2 about 11:07am
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 14, 2021, 11:33:15 AM
Looks like an Osprey landed on Maple2 about 11:07am

Wow!  Great pic Lisa! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on April 14, 2021, 11:48:31 AM
Looks like an Osprey landed on Maple2 about 11:07am
Looks like it indeed! We have seen osprey around Decorah before, but rarely. I wonder if perhaps their diving rather than an eagle's snatching style is more difficult in our area's shallow waters?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 14, 2021, 12:02:54 PM
NW - Thanks  :)   

iver - I think I remember seeing one a couple years ago on cam, when the operators were giving us a tour around the area.  I would imagine it is a lil difficult for them in the shallow waters.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 18, 2021, 09:03:51 AM
The past few early mornings around 6am or so, you can hear an eagle vocalizing near N2B. This morning, one was vocalizing at 6 and 7 am near N2B.
As the cam operator was panning around, I spotted an eagle flying down stream, and then crossed the road above the tree line.  They are not the best pics since they are so far away, and were from around 7:30am.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on April 19, 2021, 06:03:26 PM
4-18-21 ~ Day Trip to Decorah:  Yay, Yay, Yay!!!
Story and photo by Robin Brumm

I went to Decorah today.  I know it is only two weeks since the hatch, and wasn’t expecting to be able to see the eaglets yet, but since it was a nice day and I decided to take a chance and just check.
 
When I got there, DM2 was on the nest.  I couldn’t see any eaglets, but it looked like things were pretty quiet.  I waited quite a while and saw DM2 looking down.  I zoomed in and there was an eaglet sitting upright in front of DM2. Yay!  I snapped a few more photos … wait ... another eaglet!! Yay, Yay!! … 2 bobbleheads!   DM2 got up and started to feed.  Looking through my binoculars I scanned the nest for little eaglet heads.  DM2 kept feeding, one, two, hmmm is that a third one? I couldn’t tell.  DM2 settled into the nest and things were quiet again.
 
After a little while, Mom flew into the nest, and DM2 flew off to the dead tree nearby.  A few minutes later mom looked down and I could see eaglets in front of her.  I took a photo and looked at it, and saw 3 bobbleheads!!   Yay, Yay, YAY!!!  Mom got up and began feeding, then settled back down in the nest.  I watched and waited and after a short time, she called out and then flew off the nest.  That must have been her "taking a short fly-about break" message, because within a few minutes DM2 flew to the nearby dead tree, preened a bit, and then flew to the nest.  I wished I could have stayed longer and gotten elebenty billion more photos, but it was getting cloudier, the breeze was picking up, and I needed to head home.  I looked around (to make sure no one was nearby) and then I said in my loudest whisper voice, “Way to go Mom and DM2 ... Congrats!!”  I then said my goodbyes to them and Decorah’s newest trio … D37, D38 & D39.   I promise to be back soon!

RRP greatly appreciates Robin's observations, as well as her photos which are copyrighted, and remind you that they may not be downloaded without her express written permission.  Thanks, Robin!


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 19, 2021, 06:14:46 PM
Thanks for the post, Ginger!

Congrats to Mom and DM2 on D37, 38 & 39!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 19, 2021, 08:55:02 PM
Thank you, Ginger and thank you, Robin! Very exciting news! I`m so happy to see the precious little ones D37, D38, and D39! :D :D :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on April 19, 2021, 09:54:10 PM
Thanks for the post Ginger! How exciting!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 20, 2021, 09:02:28 AM
I predict fishing lessons for the 2021 eaglets at the retention pond. :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 20, 2021, 09:07:20 AM
Sure hope you're right, jaspurr!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on April 20, 2021, 09:09:52 AM
Time to reserve your front row seats for "pond front" view at ATF?

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2021, 09:22:17 AM
Time to reserve your front row seats for "pond front" view at ATF?

P

I can't wait Puff....got my chair all loaded in the car and ready to go!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on April 20, 2021, 09:27:46 AM
Time to reserve your front row seats for "pond front" view at ATF?

P

 ;D

P

I can't wait Puff....got my chair all loaded in the car and ready to go!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 20, 2021, 10:00:36 AM
Great news from Robin Brumm about three eaglets for Mom and DM2. What a photo! Thanks for posting here, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 20, 2021, 11:03:38 AM
I'm not crying. You're crying.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on April 20, 2021, 11:12:58 AM
Robin, thank you so much for acting on your intuition and getting us the photo of the three babies. You said it all - Yay! Yay! Yay!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 20, 2021, 11:47:21 AM
Puff, save me a seat.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2021, 12:31:32 PM
A couple screen shots from Decorah this morning - Sunrise, and a big birdy, eagle maybe, flying down stream again early this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on April 21, 2021, 02:31:52 PM
Thank you, Robin and Ginger. It was wonderful seeing the babies!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 21, 2021, 05:34:50 PM
Ginger, thanks so much for passing on Robin's pic and post!  Mom had her usual 3 and even from a distance, they look completely adorable.  Miss them so much, but happy they are doing well in their new digs. 

T40, don't feel bad - I teared up a bit myself!  :'(

I can't get over how big their new nest is already!  They certainly make a good team. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2021, 04:50:06 AM
From rewind last night, around 7:30ish - Mom visits Maple2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 22, 2021, 08:46:16 AM
From rewind last night, around 7:30ish - Mom visits Maple2


If they have the ATF this year (I hope, I hope, I hope!) you'll be able to sit near the retention pond and watch Mom when she's at M2!  How cool is that?!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2021, 09:20:01 AM
From rewind last night, around 7:30ish - Mom visits Maple2


If they have the ATF this year (I hope, I hope, I hope!) you'll be able to sit near the retention pond and watch Mom when she's at M2!  How cool is that?!  ;D

It will be very cool!  Hoping they have ATF this year.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: MNLindaBird on April 22, 2021, 12:35:05 PM
Thank you so much Robin and Ginger.  It is such a joy to see the white bobbleheads of D37, D38 and D39.  I, too, hope that fishing lessons will take place at the pond so we can see Mom and DM2's family up closer in July.

Also, I really think that Decorah North Dad could use some helpful instructions from our Master Engineer Nest Builder, DM2, on how to properly build a suitable, restricting rail around those growing eaglets DN13 and DN14.  JMHO  8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 24, 2021, 05:56:39 AM
Again from rewind, last night around 7:15ish - Mom visits Maple2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 26, 2021, 05:07:40 AM
Mom on Maple2 yesterday around 6:15pm, she must be doing a lil fishing cause she would sit, fly off and come back. 
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Blurry pic, but its Mom (circled in red) leaving that pasture tree with no leaves, she must have been successful at fishing and was done with her meal.
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An eagle heading upstream
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 26, 2021, 12:34:50 PM
Nice captures, Lisa. This bodes well for visits with the kids in June, July, August, and maybe beyond! :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 26, 2021, 01:47:30 PM
Nice captures, Lisa. This bodes well for visits with the kids in June, July, August, and maybe beyond! :D

Thanks, nan  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 28, 2021, 04:47:04 AM
Mom visiting Maple2 again last evening around 6:40pm.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on April 28, 2021, 10:11:49 AM
I read an article in Science News about a toxin that is responsible for "mysterious deaths of bald eagles, mallards and other lake life in the south-eastern United States."

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/bald-eagle-mysterious-die-offs-chemical-toxin-found



By Susan Milius

March 26, 2021 at 8:00 am

Mysterious deaths of bald eagles, mallards and other lake life in the southeastern United States have puzzled scientists for more than 20 years. After a long slog exploring the quirks of cyanobacteria gluing themselves to an invasive water weed, a research team has found a toxin that could be the culprit.

And it’s an odd one, the team reports March 26 in Science.

Nicknamed AETX, the toxin has an unusual chemical structure requiring building blocks rich in the element bromine, says Susan Wilde, an aquatic ecologist at the University of Georgia in Athens. Yet those bromide building blocks are not routinely abundant in southern lake water. That’s where the life story of a particular water weed comes in.

The mystery of the unknown toxin began at an Arkansas lake during the winter of 1994–95 with the nation’s largest unexplained die-off of bald eagles. The eagles, coots and some other birds lost their motor coordination, struggled to fly or even walk, and had seizures. Checking the ill animals’ brains revealed swathes of unnatural microscopic holes, or vacuoles. By 1998, six states had confirmed bird die-offs with the same disease, now called VM, short for vacuolar myelinopathy...

[end of article:]
The newly discovered exotic chemistry of these toxin-makers doesn’t surprise Jason Stajich of University of California, Riverside, who studies other cyanobacteria in his genetic explorations of microbial evolution. Free-floating cyanobacteria cause toxic blooms in both marine and fresh water (SN: 8/28/18). But this green bacterial group also includes species that create the world we love. The desert crusts Stajich studies (like “bread crust” but on desert surfaces, he says) take years to form and depend on networks of cyanobacteria (SN: 12/10/19).

In this case, now that the suspect has been nabbed, there’s even more reason to get rid of the Hydrilla invaders that facilitate the toxin making. Water birds gorge on the Hydrilla and its ride-along bacteria and thus get a deadly dose of toxin. Predators such as eagles and owls that feast on those water birds also get poisoned. In the lab, the toxin affects other vertebrates, such as amphibians and snakes. Knowing the makeup of the toxin will now let the lab check for effects on mammals. With such a wide range of potentially susceptible creatures, solving the mystery couldn’t have come soon enough.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 28, 2021, 11:09:23 AM
Thanks for the article, Arcadia.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2021, 07:52:36 AM
Hard to tell so far away, and with the leaves, but looks like Mom in her favorite spot on Maple2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2021, 09:24:28 AM
Looks like Mom has been trying to fish this morning.  She has been up and down on Maple2 most of the morning, and she flew over the retention pond, then towards the trees at the bottom of the bluffs and then back to the Maple2.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 29, 2021, 09:32:43 AM
Thanks for the article, Arcadia. So sad about the losses, but YAY for the scientists!
So it is Mom! Nice to see another visit today, Lisa.  Looking forward to the next on the ground update (with pictures, of course) of the sweet eaglets!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2021, 09:36:36 AM
Thanks for the article, Arcadia. So sad about the losses, but YAY for the scientists!
So it is Mom! Nice to see another visit today, Lisa.  Looking forward to the next on the ground update (with pictures, of course) of the sweet eaglets!

It sure looks like Mom.  I hope I am right.   :)

I am ready for another boots on the ground report too!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 29, 2021, 04:56:35 PM
Looks like Mom to me, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2021, 05:10:20 PM
Looks like Mom to me, too.

Good pic of Mom!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 30, 2021, 08:27:32 AM
A couple pics from Decorah this morning - THANK YOU cam ops!  :)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 03, 2021, 12:54:53 AM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
6 hr
The Decorah Eagles are doing wonderfully over at N3! Thanks to Iver Burl for the videos and news - it is great to see them!
April 30, 2021: New Nest Decorah Eaglets, midmorning: https://youtu.be/ml1tRkX6ZaI.
April 30, 2021: New nest Decorah Eagles, parents on watch:
https://youtu.be/6M14Y2fl8q4.
You can count three little heads (D37, D38, and D39) in the midmorning video and a nice look at a P - I think it's DM2, but the eagle never turns its head! - in the parent on watch video. We think that the eaglets started hatching on or around April 4, which would make the oldest eaglet right around 28 days old. We can see white mohawks, warbling, pinfeathers (37 seconds and 1:15), and poop painting on the branches.

Iver Burl's (aka iverburl) comments on the videos:

The three eaglets of the Decorah Eagles at their new nest location (undisclosed). Shot with a very long lens, hence any shaking and distortion.
Camera on public property, nest on private land. Please always respect privacy of landowners and nesting eagles. This video or portions of it may be copied and shared, but only without editing and with this disclaimer included.

One of the Decorah Eagles at their new nest location (undisclosed) with eaglets beneath. Shot with a very long lens, hence any shaking and distortion.
Camera on public property, nest on private land. Please always respect privacy of landowners and nesting eagles. This video or portions of it may be copied and shared, but only without editing and with this disclaimer included.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on May 03, 2021, 02:43:05 AM
Good morning all!
05-02-2021
Just before 19h00
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on May 03, 2021, 02:45:43 AM
Cont
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on May 03, 2021, 02:46:43 AM
the 2 last
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 03, 2021, 04:46:57 AM
Philjo - Great pics!

T40 - Thanks for the RRP post!  So good to see the eaglets doing well at the new nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on May 03, 2021, 06:33:09 AM
Looks to me like the tree isn't budding.  Oh, oh.

Thanks for your generous help, Iver.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 03, 2021, 09:23:34 AM
Looks to me like the tree isn't budding.  Oh, oh.

Thanks for your generous help, Iver.

P

Puff, does that mean that tree might be dead too? 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on May 03, 2021, 07:52:02 PM
Looks to me like the tree isn't budding.  Oh, oh.

Thanks for your generous help, Iver.

P
Puff, if you mean the new nest tree, it seemed to have buds emerging on top. It is far though, hard to see. Sorry, I should have shot a closer zoom of the parent.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on May 03, 2021, 08:37:43 PM
iver  yes, I was referencing N3.  Keep your eye/lens on things and let me know if anything develops?

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 04, 2021, 09:24:53 AM
Thanks for all the captures of Mom at M2, Lisa.  She knows where the best fishing is!  It seems like N3 must not be too far away since she still frequents the hatchery area fairly often now that the eaglets have arrived.

Arcadia, thank you for the informative article from Susan Milius.  Glad they finally figured out that the Hydrilla was 'leaking' bromine compounds, but I wonder what the next step is.  It seems that they need to eliminate the hydrilla so eagles, owls, and other predators won't consume the poisoned water fowl that feed on it.

STL, nice shot of Mom! 

BIG thanks to iverburl for the videos and pics of N3!  Great to see the family doing well in their new location.

Philjo, nice series of pics, especially the last one of Mom(?) landing.  Looked like a blackbird was trying to mob her.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 04, 2021, 01:10:31 PM
Thanks for all the captures of Mom at M2, Lisa.  She knows where the best fishing is!  It seems like N3 must not be too far away since she still frequents the hatchery area fairly often now that the eaglets have arrived.

Arcadia, thank you for the informative article from Susan Milius.  Glad they finally figured out that the Hydrilla was 'leaking' bromine compounds, but I wonder what the next step is.  It seems that they need to eliminate the hydrilla so eagles, owls, and other predators won't consume the poisoned water fowl that feed on it.

STL, nice shot of Mom! 

BIG thanks to iverburl for the videos and pics of N3!  Great to see the family doing well in their new location.

Philjo, nice series of pics, especially the last one of Mom(?) landing.  Looked like a blackbird was trying to mob her.

You're welcome, NW, any day to see Mom on M2 is a good day!  :)

I am thinking N3 must not be too far away either, maybe not in eyesight from N2B, but close enough.
 
Another chatter on Explore and I hear eagle chatter very early in the morning, near the nest.  Some mornings, it sounds like there is one that goes screaming by. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2021, 07:43:41 AM
Beautiful Mom on Maple 2 this morning, she seemed to be doing some fishing.  She was up and down on M2 and smaller leafy tree in front of M2 (not sure if its part of M2), but eventually flew off and circled around N1, and headed behind N2B.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51160398925_d80b2cb943_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 05, 2021, 09:45:53 AM
Beautiful Mom on Maple 2 this morning, she seemed to be doing some fishing.  She was up and down on M2 and smaller leafy tree in front of M2 (not sure if its part of M2), but eventually flew off and circled around N1, and headed behind N2B.


Great pics of Mom, Lisa!  But couldn't identify the 1st pic - was that from the north nest, and if so, when was it taken?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2021, 11:12:50 AM
Beautiful Mom on Maple 2 this morning, she seemed to be doing some fishing.  She was up and down on M2 and smaller leafy tree in front of M2 (not sure if its part of M2), but eventually flew off and circled around N1, and headed behind N2B.


Great pics of Mom, Lisa!  But couldn't identify the 1st pic - was that from the north nest, and if so, when was it taken?

 ;D ;D  That's what I get for working on two posts at the same time....let me fix that!   Yes, from DNN this morning!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 05, 2021, 11:20:56 AM
Beautiful Mom on Maple 2 this morning, she seemed to be doing some fishing.  She was up and down on M2 and smaller leafy tree in front of M2 (not sure if its part of M2), but eventually flew off and circled around N1, and headed behind N2B.


Great pics of Mom, Lisa!  But couldn't identify the 1st pic - was that from the north nest, and if so, when was it taken?

 ;D ;D  That's what I get for working on two posts at the same time....let me fix that!   Yes, from DNN this morning!  :D

I figured it out when I just looked at your recent post - the last picture was this one.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 06, 2021, 05:57:20 AM
Last evening, I am assuming it was Mom. She was up and down a few times on M2 trying to fish, then at one point it looked like she was done for the day and was heading in the direction on N3, but a few minutes later cam ops caught her back on M2.  She must have been successful, as she made one more attempt, circled around N1 and behind N2B and headed towards N3.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on May 06, 2021, 09:45:21 AM
Hello all. . .

Originally posted in March, because we are getting closer, because of growing excitement, because of the addition of 3 new little ones, and because I will soon have to return all rooms on hold but not reserved under contract, I am reposting the following information.  If you want to make a reservation or have any questions, now would be time to contact me.   

                                                AFTER THE FLEDGE 2021

We are back!  Our main activities for the year are scheduled for the weekend days of Thursday, July 15 through Sunday, July 18.  Particulars on the offerings and plans will no doubt be forthcoming. I've put out feelers to organizers in order to answer your questions; we all await their responses.

Room arrangements this year are a bit different.  Three other large events are also on the Decorah area calendar.  BTW For anyone interested and know about the group, Seed Savers has something on the books.  Contact them if you are a novice or serious about growing gardens and plants.

As always, prices are per night, room taxes vary and are not included.  I will require your usual data for holding a room for you:  name as on credit card, address of cc, cc number and expiration, and the room and dates you are requesting.  Cancellation is permitted.  Each property has cancellation conditions and that varies.  No charges are made to your credit card until checkout - unless you forget to cancel. 

Here are the offerings we have to choose from this year:

Fairfield Marriott         King Bed Suites only, some with
                     pull out sofa bed
                  Thursday and Friday, $159
                  Saturday, $179

Quality Inn & Suites         2 Queen Beds only
                  Thurs, Fri, and Sat, $155

Super 8            First floor room requested
                  2 Doubles or 1 Queen
                  Thurs, Fri, and Sat, $129
   
Hotel Winneshiek         Exec with 2 Queen
                      $139 Thurs, $169 Fri/Sat
                  King Suite
                      $209 Thurs, $249 Fri/Sat
                  King Whirlpool
                     $139 Thurs, $169 Fri/Sat

Prices listed are available to us through me.  Please contact me with any questions or reservations.

Puff/LaNora            630-852-2108         [email protected]   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 06, 2021, 11:36:16 AM
From RRP's FB page (You just HAVE to go to FB to see the awesome photos!)

Raptor Resource Project
49m
5-1-21 ~ Day Trip to Decorah
Photos and Story by Robin Brumm
The weekend comes around, so of course, it is time to go to Decorah.  Since everybirdy is still in the nest, I don’t have to leave at dark o’clock, so off I went at light o’clock, lol.  When I got to N3, Mom was in the nest with the eaglets. I’m guessing they had eaten before I got there because I only saw a head peek up a few times.  DM2 was perched in the nearby dead tree. 
After a little while, Mom flew to the dead tree and DM2 flew to the nest tree for shift change.  He perched on an upper branch for a bit, and then floated down into the nest.  He sat on the nest shading the eaglets for quite a while.
I grabbed my water bottle and a snack from my bag, looked up, and saw an eagle flying to the left of the nest. I thought that maybe Mom had been perched somewhere over there and just had flown off.  I grabbed my binoculars and looked at the nest… hmmm, it is Mom on the nest!  How do they switch so quickly without me even noticing?? 
A while later, DM2 flew to the tree nearby.  Mom flew over to join him but only stayed a few minutes before she flew off. DM2 flew to the nest tree and again perched above the nest.  A couple of minutes later, Mom flew in with a huge fish. D37, D38, and D39 had a nice long feeding, and I assume, since I could no longer see them, that they were in a food coma.  Since the kids were sleeping and it was really hot, I decided to head for home. Maybe the next time I go to Decorah, I will be able to see some feathers, and little heads popping up more often!
RRP appreciates Robin's generosity in sharing her photos and reminds you they are copyrighted and may not be downloaded without her express written consent.  Thanks, Robin!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 06, 2021, 11:53:59 AM
Thanks, T40!

Those were some great pics by Robin.  It's nice to see the DDD's are doing well!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 06, 2021, 09:39:20 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 06, 2021, 09:47:15 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on May 06, 2021, 11:17:48 PM
Our girl D27 coming up on 4 years from leaving the N2B nest may not be so interested in making the long flight up to Canada this year ?

This here Driftless region seems pretty conducive to just hanging out & fishing.  8)

I've heard tell on the cottonwood vine that well taloned boys hang out just North of the "Bunny Ears" of the UIR. 

A 'crib' of my own without so many wing flaps, soaring and genetically longingly flights might just be in order.

My heads almost all white.

I am from Mom & Dad Decorah's loins.

Courting, be accordingly aware.
If you don't have a hatchery or some sort of similar type of fishing arrangement and are not one heck of a nest builder your going to see nothing but tail feathers   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 07, 2021, 07:41:13 AM
Thanks BL and T40 for the update on D27. 

Less than a mile and a half from N2B, and it also looks like possible flew in the direction of N3?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 07, 2021, 07:54:14 AM
For the past half hour or so, it looks like it could be Mom sitting on M2. She sat for a long while, before flying off and circling behind N1 and coming out by the pasture tree.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 08, 2021, 12:56:30 PM
BL, nothing but the best is good enough for our girl D27.  After all, she had one of the best male role models ever.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 09, 2021, 01:13:56 PM
A few pics from earlier today -Sunrise this morning in Decorah, and cam ops spotted some fish in the stream.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 09, 2021, 05:11:52 PM
Lisa, what great pics and such wonderful work from the cam ops.  Happy Mother's Day to all RRP's associated moms!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 09, 2021, 05:52:39 PM
Lisa, what great pics and such wonderful work from the cam ops.  Happy Mother's Day to all RRP's associated moms!

Thanks, STL and I agree....great work from the cam ops today!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to everyone!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on May 10, 2021, 02:40:58 AM
Good morning everyone!

05-09-2021 around 19h15
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2021, 04:41:55 AM
Good morning everyone!

05-09-2021 around 19h15

Thanks for the pics, Philjo!

Good to see Mom show up on Mother's Day!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 11, 2021, 06:46:39 AM
M2 had a visitor this morning, but it was quick, maybe Mom?
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on May 11, 2021, 10:00:26 AM
There's a Canadian goose in N2!!!!  Even has a bole dug out.  No eggs.  What in the h is going on?

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on May 11, 2021, 10:48:57 AM
Hmmm ...

Silly Goose watch out you don't become lunch.   ::)
There are eagles that still have dibs on this here nest ...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 11, 2021, 10:59:09 AM
Well, well, a Canada goose has been excavating at N2B.  Could it be for a nest up in the tree, or just for food?  I thought Canada geese nested on the ground, but perhaps not always.  BL, you are right that the goose could become lunch for an eagle!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on May 11, 2021, 12:10:09 PM
Last year a Canada Geese pair took over an Osprey nest (I think maybe they got to the nest before the Osprey returned in the spring).  Here's a video of the goslings jumping from the nest so they could follow their parents to water.  (The parents entice them to leave the nest JUST 24 HOURS after hatching, and the parents lead them immediately to water. )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPpnyItHDhg
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 11, 2021, 12:30:25 PM
Well, I see I have missed all the excitement of a goose in the house this afternoon! 

Ginger, I remember that from Charlo last season!  Those lil gosling had a long drop.

Thanks for the pics, everyone!!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 11, 2021, 01:04:56 PM
One of my fave wildlife moments was when the goslings jumped from their tree nest at Eaglecrest, with "Jump" by Van Halen playing in the background.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-GCGLjbBT8
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 11, 2021, 01:17:01 PM
One of my fave wildlife moments was when the goslings jumped from their tree nest at Eaglecrest, with "Jump" by Van Halen playing in the background.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-GCGLjbBT8

T40 - It looks like they are parachuting out of a plane when they jump off!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 11, 2021, 01:18:23 PM
The other day there was a Canada goose perched on a tree branch at N2B.  Last time I checked CG have webbed feet.  Those feet are meant for paddling not perching.  What are the CG at Decorah drinking?  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 11, 2021, 04:00:49 PM
T40, thanks for the update on our sorely missed Decorah family.  Robin is truly their best friend!  Her dedication to them is evident, and her pictures are priceless.  And big thank you for the updates on D27 (LOVE that spunky gal!) and D36.  So happy to see them doing well and thriving.

BL, your take on what D27 is thinking was so cute!  Kind of funny how we've always been told they forget their natal nest not long after leaving, but yet they (especially D27) always seem to come so close to it, you'd swear they must be in a neighboring tree watching it!  So even though it's been 4 years since she fledged, she still seems to know where she came from.  It's nice to think she might end up with a family of her own in Decorah!  :-*

Lisa, Philjo, BL, T40 and STL - Thanks to all for the great pics!  I can't believe a Canadian Goose was in N2B!  Prime real estate for ANY winged creature, it seems.  :) 

Ginger and T40, thanks for the video links of the goslings leap of faith!  Hard to believe they don't get hurt jumping that far with no wing assistance in the landing!  Cute as heck though!  ;D

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 11, 2021, 04:01:33 PM
The other day there was a Canada goose perched on a tree branch at N2B.  Last time I checked CG have webbed feet.  Those feet are meant for paddling not perching.  What are the CG at Decorah drinking?  LOL

Too funny jaspurr!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on May 11, 2021, 06:48:45 PM
It was all so frustrating - I went to forum, I went to live stream - no one seemed to be on to share the goose with. So, I just went back to nest and watched the event.  I also wondered about the jump from nest after they all hatched (there were no eggs but I  already had egg hatch to worry about).  That would have been a loooooog fall/jump.

Maybe we could set up some kind of nest alarm ala tornado warning.  LOL  Just saying. . .

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on May 11, 2021, 10:58:14 PM
One of my fave wildlife moments was when the goslings jumped from their tree nest at Eaglecrest, with "Jump" by Van Halen playing in the background.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-GCGLjbBT8

T40 - It looks like they are parachuting out of a plane when they jump off!   ;D

Very pliable Wood Ducks are as they jump & land from dizzying heights.   8)
Pip & I watched in horror the 1st time we saw it for ourselves.  Holly S***.

35 feet free fall from a nest box to the forest duff below. 
Little guys bounced off of the forest floor like they knew exactly what they where doing.
Waddled of to the water after mama like nothing special ever happened in their day. 

As a free climber of rock faces, having fallen from above ceiling height, licensed mountain guide since I was 18, an arborist tree climber as a profession for 20+ yrs. Parachuting from perfectly good airplanes military, smoke jumping & recreation.

My jaw dropped. My palms sweated. Mine don't easily do that.
Mother Nature is endlessly Amazing.   8)

I'm not really sure what height Canadian Geese chicks can jump from "without a parachute" however ?   :-\

From N2B crib rail -to- forest floor has got to be 50+ feet.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on May 12, 2021, 01:04:31 AM
Bonjour everybody!
05-11-2021
just after 18h00
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 04:38:14 AM
Bonjour everybody!
05-11-2021
just after 18h00

Great pics, Philjo!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 06:56:36 AM
Mom on M2 (behind the leaves), and Goose in the nest!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 12, 2021, 07:13:12 AM
Broken Lug, you must be the bionic man.  My heart stops when I watch the baby peregrines at the Bluffs jump to avoid the flies.  I am glued to the website until someone reports they are OK.  Amazing "leaps of faith" by all these little jumpers.

I got stuck on a high dive when I was younger and was told that the only way down was to jump.  The ladder was not an option.  I don't remember how long the instructor waited for me. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 07:30:42 AM
Mom finally noticed the goose in the nest, and went to chase her out.   Pics are blurry, as it happened so fast!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on May 12, 2021, 08:06:23 AM
One of my fave wildlife moments was when the goslings jumped from their tree nest at Eaglecrest, with "Jump" by Van Halen playing in the background.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-GCGLjbBT8

I remember this well. I watched it live and held my breath wondering if they'd all be safe, and yet there they were all following their mom on the way to the water.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 08:21:40 AM
After chasing the goose off the nest, Mom returned to M2, and stayed for a few then flew off.  She circled around N1, by the pasture tree and then behind N2B.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 12, 2021, 09:19:09 AM
Mom should thank the CG.  Look at the beautiful bowl Mom can use next year if she decides to nest at N2B.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 12, 2021, 09:30:20 AM
Puff, sorry I was not on when you posted.  There is no soft landing for goslings at N2B.  They would need to wear hard hats.  I am glad I don't have that CG for a mom.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 12, 2021, 09:59:14 AM
Philjo & Lisa, nice captures! 

So Mom did chase the CG from the nest - she must be 'patrolling' N2B to make sure nobirdie takes over her territory.  I wonder if she'll introduce the fledglings to that nest, as well as the Y branch.  Time will tell, right?

BL, impressive resume!  As someone who has always been queasy when it comes to heights, your experiences made MY jaw drop and MY palms sweat!  :)  Yes, watching those goslings jump gave me heart palpitations!  And only 24 HOURS after hatching!  Remarkable!  :o

Someone posted pics of a CG perched at the north nest also.  Not in the nest like at N2B, but on a branch near the nest.  Maybe they instinctively know it's safer to be off the ground than on it.  Don't know when they have their young, but that could have something to do with wanting to be up high and out of danger.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 10:05:04 AM
Philjo & Lisa, nice captures! 

So Mom did chase the CG from the nest - she must be 'patrolling' N2B to make sure nobirdie takes over her territory.  I wonder if she'll introduce the fledglings to that nest, as well as the Y branch.  Time will tell, right?

BL, impressive resume!  As someone who has always been queasy when it comes to heights, your experiences made MY jaw drop and MY palms sweat!  :)  Yes, watching those goslings jump gave me heart palpitations!  And only 24 HOURS after hatching!  Remarkable!  :o

Someone posted pics of a CG perched at the north nest also.  Not in the nest like at N2B, but on a branch near the nest.  Maybe they instinctively know it's safer to be off the ground than on it.  Don't know when they have their young, but that could have something to do with wanting to be up high and out of danger.

NW - Mom was on M2 this morning, and heard the CG land and looked over there.  Mom didn't go to the nest at that time.  CG stayed in the nest for a bit, and then it looked like maybe flew to the branch with the camera housing?  When it flew back down, Mom heard it again and took off towards N2B, and CG saw Mom coming and high-tailed it out of the nest. 
My 3rd pic in my 8:30 am post shows a blurry Mom behind that branch on the left of N2B. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 12, 2021, 10:05:56 AM
Hello all. . .

Originally posted in March, because we are getting closer, because of growing excitement, because of the addition of 3 new little ones, and because I will soon have to return all rooms on hold but not reserved under contract, I am reposting the following information.  If you want to make a reservation or have any questions, now would be time to contact me.   

                                                AFTER THE FLEDGE 2021

Puff, you deserve special kudos for taking the time to do this every year.  Your efforts make it easier for those of us travelling from other states to ensure we have suitable lodging when we arrive.  Thank you very much!!  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 12, 2021, 10:08:06 AM
Philjo & Lisa, nice captures! 

So Mom did chase the CG from the nest - she must be 'patrolling' N2B to make sure nobirdie takes over her territory.  I wonder if she'll introduce the fledglings to that nest, as well as the Y branch.  Time will tell, right?

BL, impressive resume!  As someone who has always been queasy when it comes to heights, your experiences made MY jaw drop and MY palms sweat!  :)  Yes, watching those goslings jump gave me heart palpitations!  And only 24 HOURS after hatching!  Remarkable!  :o

Someone posted pics of a CG perched at the north nest also.  Not in the nest like at N2B, but on a branch near the nest.  Maybe they instinctively know it's safer to be off the ground than on it.  Don't know when they have their young, but that could have something to do with wanting to be up high and out of danger.

NW - Mom was on M2 this morning, and heard the CG land and looked over there.  Mom didn't go to the nest at that time.  CG stayed in the nest for a bit, and then it looked like maybe flew to the branch with the camera housing?  When it flew back down, Mom heard it again and took off towards N2B, and CG saw Mom coming and high-tailed it out of the nest. 
My 3rd pic in my 8:30 am post shows a blurry Mom behind that branch on the left of N2B.

Wonder how many times the CG will have to be chased from the nest before it finally gives up.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 10:09:14 AM
Hello all. . .

Originally posted in March, because we are getting closer, because of growing excitement, because of the addition of 3 new little ones, and because I will soon have to return all rooms on hold but not reserved under contract, I am reposting the following information.  If you want to make a reservation or have any questions, now would be time to contact me.   

                                                AFTER THE FLEDGE 2021

Puff, you deserve special kudos for taking the time to do this every year.  Your efforts make it easier for those of us travelling from other states to ensure we have suitable lodging when we arrive.  Thank you very much!!  :-*

Very well said, NW!!!

Thank you for all you do, Puff!!!!  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 10:10:14 AM
Philjo & Lisa, nice captures! 

So Mom did chase the CG from the nest - she must be 'patrolling' N2B to make sure nobirdie takes over her territory.  I wonder if she'll introduce the fledglings to that nest, as well as the Y branch.  Time will tell, right?

BL, impressive resume!  As someone who has always been queasy when it comes to heights, your experiences made MY jaw drop and MY palms sweat!  :)  Yes, watching those goslings jump gave me heart palpitations!  And only 24 HOURS after hatching!  Remarkable!  :o

Someone posted pics of a CG perched at the north nest also.  Not in the nest like at N2B, but on a branch near the nest.  Maybe they instinctively know it's safer to be off the ground than on it.  Don't know when they have their young, but that could have something to do with wanting to be up high and out of danger.

NW - Mom was on M2 this morning, and heard the CG land and looked over there.  Mom didn't go to the nest at that time.  CG stayed in the nest for a bit, and then it looked like maybe flew to the branch with the camera housing?  When it flew back down, Mom heard it again and took off towards N2B, and CG saw Mom coming and high-tailed it out of the nest. 
My 3rd pic in my 8:30 am post shows a blurry Mom behind that branch on the left of N2B.

Wonder how many times the CG will have to be chased from the nest before it finally gives up.  :)

I don't know, but it was there yesterday and today.   :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 12, 2021, 10:48:57 AM
Excitement at N2B with Canada Goose testing the location.  Here it is sitting in the bowl dug a day or two ago. Apparently Mom BE has noticed!  Loving the pics, everyone.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on May 12, 2021, 10:55:22 AM
The jump here could be fatal to the goslings!  :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on May 12, 2021, 11:49:09 AM
Maybe DM2 has his goose suit on!  :) ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 11:59:46 AM
Maybe DM2 has his goose suit on!  :) ;)

 ;D ;D too funny, eburg!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 12, 2021, 12:40:52 PM
Eburg, it is not nice to try and trick Mom.  She will give you one of her stern Mom stares.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 12, 2021, 01:58:45 PM
From RRP's FB page: (Note - I couldn't get RRP's blogspot link to open to an active page)

Raptor Resource Project

We've seen a Canada goose nesting up on hatchery rock for at least the last couple of years. But now one is interested interested in N2B! It appears to be checking out the nest pretty seriously at 5:54, settling into a shallow depression and taking the nest bowl for a brief spin before flying out. Did the goose create the scrape? While we didn't see it on camera, we think it did! We checked over past footage and did not see a scrape until the goose showed up in the nest on the morning of May 11. We saw it again this morning, although Mom chased it away before returning to her perch on the maple. Goose be gone!

Canada Goose at N2B: https://youtu.be/YD33kSPKuD4
Goose Be Gone! https://youtu.be/cjxggWdOhSA

Canada geese incubate eggs for about 28 days and young leave the nest permanently shortly after hatching. While they often nest on the ground, it isn't uncommon for them to 'borrow' the unused nests of other birds. Why do young leave the nest so quickly? You can learn a little more about that on our old blogspot: https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/.../canada-geese.../11/
Thanks to Robin Brumm for the heads-up on this morning's goose adventure!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on May 12, 2021, 02:12:02 PM
From RRP's FB page: (Note - I couldn't get RRP's blogspot link to open to an active page)

Raptor Resource Project

We've seen a Canada goose nesting up on hatchery rock for at least the last couple of years. But now one is interested interested in N2B! It appears to be checking out the nest pretty seriously at 5:54, settling into a shallow depression and taking the nest bowl for a brief spin before flying out. Did the goose create the scrape? While we didn't see it on camera, we think it did! We checked over past footage and did not see a scrape until the goose showed up in the nest on the morning of May 11. We saw it again this morning, although Mom chased it away before returning to her perch on the maple. Goose be gone!

Canada Goose at N2B: https://youtu.be/YD33kSPKuD4
Goose Be Gone! https://youtu.be/cjxggWdOhSA

Canada geese incubate eggs for about 28 days and young leave the nest permanently shortly after hatching. While they often nest on the ground, it isn't uncommon for them to 'borrow' the unused nests of other birds. Why do young leave the nest so quickly? You can learn a little more about that on our old blogspot: https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/.../canada-geese.../11/
Thanks to Robin Brumm for the heads-up on this morning's goose adventure!

From RRP's FB page: (Note - I couldn't get RRP's blogspot link to open to an active page)

I think the link RRP meant to post is this one:

https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2014/03/canada-geese-precocial-versus-altricial.html


Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on May 12, 2021, 02:14:33 PM
There would be no soft landing for the goslings! I hope Mom chases mama goose for her babies sake.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 12, 2021, 05:32:26 PM
Way to go, Ginger! Thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on May 12, 2021, 05:33:23 PM
Way to go, Ginger! Thanks!

You're welcome, T40!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 06:09:07 PM
Thanks, Ginger  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 12, 2021, 06:55:34 PM
Thanks to Forum posters for caring so much about the Canada goose who's interested in N2B. Great info!

One comment about possible landing place for goslings should any ever hatch in the N2B nest. There's woods under the nest, so goslings would land on approximately the same kind of ground as wood ducklings typically do.  Goslings weigh very little, also, so could bounce in the leaf litter.  That said, I have never attended ATF, so do not have first-hand knowledge, only what I have seen on videos and pics of the Decorah site. Set me right, please, if this is incorrect. 

It's not likely that Mom or DM2 will allow geese to nest at N2B anyhow! Because N1 is completely gone, N2B is the best place for eagle fledglings to hang out while learning to fish at the hatchery.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on May 12, 2021, 08:11:52 PM
Much appreciated Lisa   NW  Thanks for the thanks.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: angelolady on May 12, 2021, 10:40:13 PM
eburg, you made me LOL  Great to see you.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on May 13, 2021, 06:31:43 AM
Another mystery this morning - what is the bird, unseen, noise at about 615a.m.?
Didn't see anyone at Decorah cam.  Could have been chirping from kestral nest>

Anyone?

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 13, 2021, 06:42:29 AM
Another mystery this morning - what is the bird, unseen, noise at about 615a.m.?
Didn't see anyone at Decorah cam.  Could have been chirping from kestral nest>

Anyone?

P

I didn't notice, Puff, sorry  :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 13, 2021, 06:44:03 AM
Decorah sunrise, and Mom on M2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on May 13, 2021, 06:54:22 AM
Mystery solved.  Went back to review of kestrel box - Watched again, around 6:15.  Mom does stand away from little ones for viewing.  Also holds up breakfast, mouse. She leaves the box but returns.  At this point she starts to prepare the meal and feed the little ones.  They are the ones making the new chirp.  Mom still doing the shaky display.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: firetruck1988 on May 13, 2021, 05:22:05 PM
That goose wont be back if its smart.  No one returns to these nests after being chased by mom.  That raccoon from a few years ago is still running.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2021, 07:19:50 AM
Looks like it was Mom who was sitting in the pine, till a banging noise at the hatchery scared her and she flew over to M2 (behind the leaves)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 14, 2021, 11:35:45 AM
Lisa, that's a great take-off pic this morning!

Cam ops caught a great blue heron in one of the trees near the hatchery (I think) early today, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2021, 12:39:05 PM
Lisa, that's a great take-off pic this morning!

Cam ops caught a great blue heron in one of the trees near the hatchery (I think) early today, too.

Thanks, STL!

Love the pic of the GBH in the treetop!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 14, 2021, 01:10:05 PM
Decorah Eagles. Nightly visits at N2B - explore.org 05-13-2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6W3bgemBGU
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 14, 2021, 07:58:30 PM
Decorah Eagles. Nightly visits at N2B - explore.org 05-13-2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6W3bgemBGU

I was hoping the video was night visits from Mom  :-\  Talons crossed they come back next season.  Mr. Squirrel looks pretty rough (mange)?  The mice can't find ANY food, it's pretty much cleaned up.  thanks for posting my friend!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on May 15, 2021, 03:17:37 AM
Quite correct, STLbf. The ground below N2B would be no harder than any typical forest floor, other than having a few more dead branches and such lying about. It is far better than the typical fall for cliff-nesting Barnacle geese described in the NatGeo link below (three free articles per month).

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/how-barnacle-geese-survive-extreme-falls?cmpid=int_org=ngp::int_mc=website::int_src=ngp::int_cmp=amp::int_add=amp_readtherest

The concern of many seems to be the height of the tree. Above a certain point, height is irrelevant. Like a cotton ball instead of a brick, a newly-hatched bird reaches terminal velocity, i.e. its maximum falling speed through air, within the first few feet. Big webbed feet, fluffy feathers and hollow bones all combine to make a package that falls relatively slowly through air. In addition those new bones are mostly cartilage and flex upon impact.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/toughlittlebirds.com/2014/05/19/ducklings-with-superpowers/amp/

In short, the threat to the goslings was at the top of the tree, not the bottom.

Becky said to me today that the goose was unlikely to return. I said "at least not in one piece."

 
Thanks to Forum posters for caring so much about the Canada goose who's interested in N2B. Great info!

One comment about possible landing place for goslings should any ever hatch in the N2B nest. There's woods under the nest, so goslings would land on approximately the same kind of ground as wood ducklings typically do.  Goslings weigh very little, also, so could bounce in the leaf litter.  That said, I have never attended ATF, so do not have first-hand knowledge, only what I have seen on videos and pics of the Decorah site. Set me right, please, if this is incorrect. 

It's not likely that Mom or DM2 will allow geese to nest at N2B anyhow! Because N1 is completely gone, N2B is the best place for eagle fledglings to hang out while learning to fish at the hatchery.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on May 15, 2021, 03:30:31 AM
Short visit to the new nest Friday. One E was wingercizing. One parent was on a side branch, then joined the other and both soared above. Gentle breezes and nice sun gave them great thermals. Sorry, too distant for soaring video.

Wingercizing: https://youtu.be/3Q3joiaVilA

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 15, 2021, 05:15:01 AM
iverburl - Thank you so much for the video from N3!  Nice to see the new D's wingercizing and looking good.   :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 15, 2021, 05:16:23 AM
Decorah Eagles. Nightly visits at N2B - explore.org 05-13-2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6W3bgemBGU

I was hoping the video was night visits from Mom  :-\  Talons crossed they come back next season.  Mr. Squirrel looks pretty rough (mange)?  The mice can't find ANY food, it's pretty much cleaned up.  thanks for posting my friend!

T40 - Thanks for posting the video.....Lori, I agree, Mr Squirrel is looking a lil mangey.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on May 15, 2021, 08:00:50 AM
Hi Iver!  Thanks for sharing the pic and video.  I appreciate any snippets of the family!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 15, 2021, 11:56:59 AM
Mom spent quite a while on Maple2 this morning before flying off, and then heading in the direction of N2B. This morning when she headed that way, she looked like she flew in a different direction and a lil lower.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 16, 2021, 09:17:27 AM
About an hour ago on rewind, an eagle comes flying to the Y, perches for a bit, then flies off.   
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on May 16, 2021, 09:23:04 AM
Great pics, Lisa! Do you think that was DM2?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 16, 2021, 09:40:33 AM
Great pics, Lisa! Do you think that was DM2?

nan - It's hard to say, without a good look at that iris. 

I think I want it to be our DM2, since we haven't seen him in so long! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 16, 2021, 10:13:11 AM
Lisa, surely all of us want the eagle in your pics today to be DM2!!  Can you zoom enough in your pics to get  eyeball details?  It's a gorgeous BE, whoever.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Sasafrass452 on May 16, 2021, 10:19:11 AM
Hi, all! Just checking in.... DM2 has been MIA? How long? Has RRP sent a search party? I hope he's ok!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 16, 2021, 11:00:21 AM
Hi, all! Just checking in.... DM2 has been MIA? How long? Has RRP sent a search party? I hope he's ok!

Sasafrass,

DM2 is not missing.  I think you mistook what I said. 

We have not seen him on cam in so long, that any eagle that comes along that looks like him, we think it is him. 

DM2 has been in the new nest N3 with Mom raising the new eaglets.   :)

Scroll down a bit, and you can see a new video from iverburl, and also there is a post a few pages back with Robin Brumm's day trip to Decorah with pics.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 16, 2021, 07:30:15 PM
From RRP's FB page - a new N3 report by iverburl from May 14, 2021. Thanks!! ;)

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=4829146523795596&set=a.471409176236041
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 16, 2021, 07:46:11 PM
No other info available yet on D36 or D27 for May 2021. D27-2021 is the orangish red "teardrop" icon on the map.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on May 17, 2021, 12:59:14 AM
Hi to every one!
05-16-2021 around 18h50, Mom Decorah ?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2021, 04:37:59 AM
Hi to every one!
05-16-2021 around 18h50, Mom Decorah ?

Great pics of Mom, Philjo!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2021, 04:38:39 AM
No other info available yet on D36 or D27 for May 2021. D27-2021 is the orangish red "teardrop" icon on the map.

T40 - Thanks for the info. 

Hope we get a report of D36 soon to see how they are doing.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2021, 08:14:39 AM
An eagle, Mom most likely, has been on and off M2 all morning, made their usual way around N1 and came out by the pasture tree heading behind N2B
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on May 17, 2021, 11:11:41 AM
STL, thanks for giving me the giggles at the pic of the GBH in the tree. For some reason, they just look so out of place to me when they're in trees.
iverburl, I enjoyed the wingercizing video. When we can't see them growing, it's a real surprise to see normal stages of development.
Lisa, it's always good to see Majestic Mom.
Mom's life has been a real adventure. Was it just two years ago or three that we watched her earn SUPER MOM of the YEAR on Mother's Day because she raised her babies alone (that great pic of her flying in with a fish in each talon) while "managing" visiting males?
Thanks to all who post, especially this year. I am so very grateful.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 17, 2021, 11:29:57 AM
Lilbirbz, anything that brings a genuine chuckle of enjoyment is a good thing, right?  Glad you enjoyed the pic of the GBH. They do the same for me.

Philjo & Lisa, thanks for your pics of Mom in the M2 maple.

T40, love to see the whereabouts maps for D27 and D36.  Wouldn't it be great if they nested near enough to Decorah for us to see them! D27 is a female born in 2017, so not far from adulthood.   D36, born in 2020, but male or female?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 17, 2021, 12:53:44 PM
STL - D36 is male! :-* New data points popped up for him this morning (below). Obviously neither D27 or D36 are too interested in heading north just yet! 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 17, 2021, 12:59:59 PM
Decorah Eagles 5-16-21, Adult BE (DM2?) at the Y, mobbed by blackbirds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE3PW8JLVss

Watch closely at the beginning. I'm a fool for saying this but that's DM2! 8)  DM2 flutters his wings a little on landing, just like this bird. And then there's that call - sort of higher-pitched and rapid.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2021, 01:06:13 PM
STL - D36 is male! :-* New data points popped up for him this morning (below). Obviously neither D27 or D36 are too interested in heading north just yet! 8)

Thanks, T40.....our boy isn't too far from home!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2021, 01:12:10 PM
Decorah Eagles 5-16-21, Adult BE (DM2?) at the Y, mobbed by blackbirds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE3PW8JLVss

Watch closely at the beginning. I'm a fool for saying this but that's DM2! 8)  DM2 flutters his wings a little on landing, just like this bird. And then there's that call - sort of higher-pitched and rapid.

Thanks for the video, T40 from tulsa!

No fool for saying it.  Glad to see someone might think so, as well. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: MNLindaBird on May 17, 2021, 03:06:02 PM
Just wondering if I may be the only person pondering how the N3 eaglets will be able to learn how to branch effectively when all the branches on this particular tree appear to be very upright rather than somewhat horizontal (tree seems definitely NOT a cottonwood or oak).  I would imagine that the eagles have an answer for this.  Do any of our viewers wonder about this also?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on May 17, 2021, 03:43:12 PM
What I wondered about things also MNlindabird  is about the branches being so bare.  The little ones use to pant in the shade of N1, N2, and N2B.  Full sun will not be good.  I did send out the comment about things looking bare.  One response from Iver tried to calm my thoughts.  He knows the tree of what we speak so he does know more than I.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 17, 2021, 04:36:32 PM
Just wondering if I may be the only person pondering how the N3 eaglets will be able to learn how to branch effectively when all the branches on this particular tree appear to be very upright rather than somewhat horizontal (tree seems definitely NOT a cottonwood or oak).  I would imagine that the eagles have an answer for this.  Do any of our viewers wonder about this also?

MNL - This first came up when Mom and Dad built N2. No handy branches. But I remember the kids jumping/flying UP to an overhead branch and then, usually, crashing through the leaves back down to the nest. Not elegant or easy, but they got the idea. ;D At N3, there's also an adjacent tree with lots of branches. The latest photo shows an adult sitting way out on one of those branches. Kids watch and learn.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2021, 04:55:49 PM
Just wondering if I may be the only person pondering how the N3 eaglets will be able to learn how to branch effectively when all the branches on this particular tree appear to be very upright rather than somewhat horizontal (tree seems definitely NOT a cottonwood or oak).  I would imagine that the eagles have an answer for this.  Do any of our viewers wonder about this also?

MNL - This first came up when Mom and Dad built N2. No handy branches. But I remember the kids jumping/flying UP to an overhead branch and then, usually, crashing through the leaves back down to the nest. Not elegant or easy, but they got the idea. ;D At N3, there's also an adjacent tree with lots of branches. The latest photo shows an adult sitting way out on one of those branches. Kids watch and learn.

T40 - Thanks for that input.  I too had wondered, like MNL

I did look back at some of Robin's pics, and there are some smaller branches out to the side of the nest. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on May 17, 2021, 05:01:24 PM
There are also bald eagle nests built in locations where branching isn't possible, such as the cliffs of Catalina Island off the coast of southern California.  We're used to seeing branching, but apparently it's not a prerequisite for learning to fly.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2021, 05:06:17 PM
There are also bald eagle nests built in locations where branching isn't possible, such as the cliffs of Catalina Island off the coast of southern California.  We're used to seeing branching, but apparently it's not a prerequisite for learning to fly.

Ahh, Ginger....forgot about that, so true! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 17, 2021, 05:30:22 PM
Lisa, STL, and Philjo - outstanding pics! 

Lisa
, great shots of what appears to be DM2 at the Y!  Missed that view with one of our eagle family visiting. 

STL, loved that capture of the GBH in the tree!  We have one close by here that I occasionally see when I'm walking. 

Lori, good to see you again!  I think you're right about Mr. Squirrel having mange.   :(

Iverburl, thanks for the video links.  I had seen that first one a while back, and felt so bad that the 1st gosling survived the drop but not the blackbird.  :'(  So ducks do that also with their ducklings!  I went for a walk yesterday and sat by a creek for a few minutes.  Pretty soon a Mama duck and her 7 ducklings were swimming by and dunking for food.  It was so great!  I just sat there mesmerized until they finally swam out of view.  And many thanks for the pic and video at N3!  Miss seeing those stages of development, but glad they appear to be healthy.

MNLindaBird, I agree on how difficult it might be for the eaglets to branch with the way the branches are shaped. Also, there is only one side that has an opening in the branches that looks like it would be big enough for the eaglets to fledge from.  But T40 and Ginger brought up good points about both, and as we always say "Trust the eagles".
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 17, 2021, 05:49:42 PM
STL - D36 is male! :-* New data points popped up for him this morning (below). Obviously neither D27 or D36 are too interested in heading north just yet! 8)

Thank you so much my friend.  QQ for ya... how did you get to May 1st?  I haven't used the eagle maps for awhile. I see up to March.  thanks!!  And... of course you are right about DM2  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 17, 2021, 06:59:45 PM
STL - D36 is male! :-* New data points popped up for him this morning (below). Obviously neither D27 or D36 are too interested in heading north just yet! 8)

Thank you so much my friend.  QQ for ya... how did you get to May 1st?  I haven't used the eagle maps for awhile. I see up to March.  thanks!!  And... of course you are right about DM2  ;D ;D

Lori - An astute question. I can tell you use the map page! If I don't see new data on the map when I first open the page, I'll click at the top of the page on "Make a Map." On the left side of the new page there are boxes to fill in for 'Explore Travel Between Two Dates,' except Amy hasn't updated it yet to be able to specify 2021. So I use the option on the top right of the page, "Explore Travel by Month," and pick a month to look at. You'll get a LOT of data points. Amy needs to update the filters on this option, too, but it'll get you new info. Uncheck all the Map Control boxes and you'll be left with May data for D24 (maybe), D27 and D36.

Or I'll click on "Cluster & PDF Maps" and keep honing in on the Decorah area to see if there's any new data. It's a fun, time-waster map! ;)

BL's gonna have to step you through the Download Google Earth Map option. It has so many cool features. I just can't keep that software on my machine because it's such a memory hog. And Amy needs to update it to add D24. (I've certainly suggested a whole lot of headaches for Amy, haven't I? In her spare time... ;D)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 18, 2021, 01:18:04 AM
T40-  Thank you for the info.  Earlier today I did go "month Selector" on main page & it went up to March 31 2021, so then I went to "make a map" & entered dates, tried up to May 2020 for kicks... then I went to month and put in May and the last one said D27 May of 2020 so I went to clusters and my puter was being a brat so I thought I'd ask you.  ;D  ;D  So now... I went to month again like you said and ALL the way to the bottom is May 1 2021.  Thank you! ;)  I did go to earth maps like in 2018 and it was either confusing or a memory hog at the time. I will check it out again & get help from brokenlug.  He loves his maps  ;D.
lol "Amy" & "spare time"... good one lol  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 18, 2021, 08:04:31 AM
I am loving this morning routine from whom I assume is Mom....on Maple2, then off, so nice we get to see her
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 18, 2021, 09:27:39 AM
I am loving this morning routine from whom I assume is Mom....on Maple2, then off, so nice we get to see her


And that bodes well for us seeing her when we're relaxing by the retention pond!  Glad she's a creature of habit...so am I! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on May 18, 2021, 11:37:53 AM
BL's gonna have to step you through the Download Google Earth Map option. It has so many cool features. I just can't keep that software on my machine because it's such a memory hog. And Amy needs to update it to add D24. (I've certainly suggested a whole lot of headaches for Amy, haven't I? In her spare time... ;D)

Let me see if I can explain the current state of the RRP "Explore! > Eagle Maps". (https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/)
It's a little wonky & outdated compared to the way it used to work.

I'm going to use D27 for my example:
When you 1st get to the map page > under Map Controls > check just D27 >
Download Google Earth Map > Save File > you'll get a file called D27Map.kml (that's what you import into Google Earth).

Unfortunately in GE you would get D27's track & pings from November of 2020.  ???
Not the current April 2021 track & pings that appear on the list & map for some reason.
(That's the way it used to work however).

If you use the date range drop down [3/1/21 to 3/31/21] ▼ > SUBMIT >
The list & map will change to those dates.

Back under Map Controls > check just D27 >
Download Google Earth Map > Save File > you will get the correct D27 track & pings for March of 2021 Google Earth .kml file.

There is currently no way to download D27's 'current' April 2021 map data that I've been able to figure out.

You have to wait until some May 2021 data is populated in the list and the April data gets added to the date range drop down [4/1/21 to 4/30/21] ▼ before you can download April's data.

My latest downloaded track data for D27 is from March of 2021.
My "home tracking map" is always 1 month behind now.

It did not use to be this way. Whatever was in the list (even if a partial month) was downloaded when I selected the blue Download Google Earth Map link next to D27.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 18, 2021, 12:29:59 PM
Thank you, BL! ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 18, 2021, 12:33:28 PM
BL and T40...thank you for explaining, but I will just wait for your posts on the maps!   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on May 18, 2021, 07:54:46 PM
Don't you know we'd rather be in the field climbing, banding and observing this expanding population of raptors.    8)

Bob sipping a brew from above is smiling so hard his cheeks hurt just watching the way you yeoman's are caring & carrying on.

Climb for your purpose or just for the hell of it but always climb safely for you.
A wise climber once told me as he yodeled smiling into the chasm 

Outstanding!
We sincerely mean that RRP.  :-*

The pushing forward of past Eagle tracking data for non-scientific purposes I totally get. It is not a priority at all.

We just wish we could vicariously fly with the Decorah D's in a more timely manner on our own maps.   
Our own tail feather tracks have been a wee bit more curtailed of late.   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 19, 2021, 07:10:59 AM
Early morning visitors at N2B, looks to be a family of squirrels
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 19, 2021, 07:20:56 AM
Looks like Mom on the pine this morning, she stayed for a bit and then flew off
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 19, 2021, 12:33:32 PM
From RRP's FB page: (Don't miss the photos!)

Raptor Resource Project

5-15-21 ~ Day Trip to Decorah
Story and photos by Robin Brumm.

I last went to Decorah 2 weeks ago, so of course, I had to go on Saturday.  RRP believes that the eaglets started hatching around April 4th or 5th.  That would make D37 about 6 weeks old now. The eaglets grow so fast, I didn’t want to wait too long to go visit. I think I picked the gloomiest day to go, but any time I get to see the DE family is a good day!
   
When I got to the new nest (N3) Mom was on the nest and D37, D38 & D39 were all sleeping.  I had checked the cam earlier and Mom had been at the hatchery, so maybe they were all in a food coma!  I could see mom in the middle of the nest, and a lump of feathers on her left, and a lump of feathers on her right.  As I was watching I saw a wing stretch by one of the eaglets, and it whacked Mom on the head!  It didn’t even phase her.  Mom is always so patient with her eaglets.
 
After quite a while, Mom flew off, did a fly about, and flew back and landed in the tree next to the nest tree. One of the eaglets got up to stretch and did a little wingercising.  It stood there looking out over Mom and DM2’s territory imprinting on everything as far as the eagle eye could see.  Mom eventually flew back to N3 and landed on a bouncy branch above the nest. All three eaglets got up and were moving around the nest.  When they walk, they always remind me of someone pacing the floor with their hands behind their backs, lol.

Mom kept an eye on the eaglets from above for a while.  All of a sudden she called out.  I looked over to the dead tree and DM2 had flown in.  Mom must have been saying hello, lol.  A few minutes later, Mom flew off and DM2 flew to the bouncy branch above the nest.  The eaglets were up and down and flapping their wings, moving some nesting materials around, and napping.  Finally, Mom flew into the nest.  I believe she had food because it looked like there was a short feeding going on. A few minutes later, Mom flew to another branch of the nest tree.  All three eaglets were up, and it was a perfect opportunity to get a photo of the whole family!  Mom didn’t stay long though before she flew to the nearby dead tree.  DM2 followed but flew off. 

The eaglets finally settled down for another nap, so I decided that it was a good time to head home.  I’m hoping the next time I am able to visit I will see more wingercising.  I love to see the white patterns under their wings.  Wingpits are one of my favorite eaglet things, lol.

Note:  When the new nest was first found, I was asked by RRP to help positively ID the eagles as Mom and DM2, so I was shown where the nest was.  Although the nest is on private property, it can be viewed from a very long distance away on public property.  I zoom in as far as my camera can go, and then usually crop the pictures a little to make them bigger to see.

RRP appreciates Robin's generosity in sharing her photos and reminds you they are copyrighted and may not be downloaded without her express written permission.   Thank you, Robin!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 19, 2021, 12:49:05 PM
T40, thanks for the update on a Robin Brumm visit to N3!

Cam ops were having some fun with closeups this morning, and good views of the sitting area at the hatchery creek.  I would sit right on that bench if I ever could attend ATF.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 19, 2021, 01:08:07 PM
T40, thanks for the update on a Robin Brumm visit to N3!

Cam ops were having some fun with closeups this morning, and good views of the sitting area at the hatchery creek.  I would sit right on that bench if I ever could attend ATF.

STL - Great pics, and a nice lil tour today from the cam ops!  I hope to be sitting on that bench in July.  :)

T40 - Thanks for the RRP post on Robin's day trip.  I loved the family photo she added with her post!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 20, 2021, 12:31:42 PM
A few pics of the squirrel family at N2B.  They are very active early in the morning. And, the GBH on the treetop.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on May 20, 2021, 01:01:22 PM
T40, RRP, and Robin, thanks so much for bringing over Robin's update from the RRP page. I especially liked her description of eaglets pacing with "hands" behind their backs.
These updates are even more appreciated this year because we have no cams. I hope the property owners will be agreeable to have cameras next year because I suspect that N2B is now just a vacation home.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: MNLindaBird on May 20, 2021, 09:40:05 PM
Thanks for the input Puff and T40 and your thoughts about the upright branches and lack of shade (at present?) in N3.  Have had very little time to pop in and catch up on the N3 news.  SO happy whenever there is a new report.  Many thanks to those with the good cameras and the time to watch for a good shot.  Am learning there is a dead tree very close to N3 tree it seems.  Is the N3 tree on its own decline or just late to leaf out?  Would be a nice surprise if Mom and DM2 change their minds and return to some really great trees with nesting potential by hatchery next season.     
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 21, 2021, 07:51:28 AM
Mom has been up and down on Maple2 since about 6:21 am.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on May 21, 2021, 08:18:37 AM
AAm learning there is a dead tree very close to N3 tree it seems.  Is the N3 tree on its own decline or just late to leaf out?

Unsure. I think it is fine, only leafing out higher than the nest and a bit later than other species. And remember that eagles actively prune nest trees and surrounding trees. I will try to remember to consider it and answer the next time I am nearby.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 22, 2021, 05:27:55 AM
Early morning vocalizing coming from N2B at 5:12am, and then at 5:20am vocalizing again. Someone who sounded like Mom flew down from what looked like the skywalk, and headed towards M2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on May 24, 2021, 06:35:03 PM
Was there, is there, a change of service at N2B?  Highlights all day and no mention anywhere  that I can see.  Was off this morning and is still showing in highlight mode.

L
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 25, 2021, 04:21:01 AM
Was there, is there, a change of service at N2B?  Highlights all day and no mention anywhere  that I can see.  Was off this morning and is still showing in highlight mode.

L

Puff, I had wondered the same thing, and sent Amy a lil note yesterday asking. 

I see it is back up this morning.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on May 25, 2021, 06:29:23 AM
N2B nest view was restored about 7 last evening.  Thanks for the view whoever. . .

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 25, 2021, 10:43:57 AM
BL, thanks for the most current (that we can get) tracking info on our girl D27!  Looks like she hung around the Decorah area for a while in April, then headed back up north.  Don't know if Iowa is experiencing the heat wave we are in Indiana, but if they are I can see why she would be 'high-tailing' it for the northern coolness.

Lisa, great pics of Mom in the pine tree!  That used to be DM2's spot at the hatchery because it was further away from people and he could hide a bit.

T40, thanks for passing on Robin's post from May 15th.  So grateful we have her and iverburl as our 'boots on the ground', keeping us up-to-date on how the eagles are doing. 

Nice pics STL!  Wish you could go to the ATF.  :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 25, 2021, 11:04:25 AM
Thanks, NW  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 26, 2021, 03:55:14 PM
Three of the lil fluffy tails living in N2B were very active this morning cleaning up the nest, and this evening one is sunning itself on the skywalk
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 26, 2021, 04:15:15 PM
The squirrels are cute, but the goose was way more exciting!
Another month or so and we might see the eaglets from N3 using N2B as a stopping off point.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 26, 2021, 04:24:29 PM
The squirrels are cute, but the goose was way more exciting!
Another month or so and we might see the eaglets from N3 using N2B as a stopping off point.

We can only hope!  If Mom teaches them how to fish from the retainage pond, she might lead them to N2B.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 26, 2021, 06:02:19 PM
The squirrels are cute, but the goose was way more exciting!
Another month or so and we might see the eaglets from N3 using N2B as a stopping off point.

We can only hope!  If Mom teaches them how to fish from the retainage pond, she might lead them to N2B.

STL, LOL, yes the goose was more exciting!

NW....we can only hope (fingers crossed)! 

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 29, 2021, 08:13:59 AM
Foggy morning at the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: TPABay111 on May 29, 2021, 09:29:46 AM
Huge thanks to Iverburl for creating these 3 videos on May 26!

     1  Breakfish at N3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA0MNwkF7LE 
     2  Feaking at N3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTGiiHdVZjk
     3  Hanging out at N3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG0fDEEBRM4
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 29, 2021, 12:03:58 PM
What I really, really loved about those videos was NO HEAD-SHAKING! Either N3 and/or Decorah is gnat-free this year! :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 29, 2021, 12:23:00 PM
Many thanks to Iverburl for the videos from N3, and to TPABay for posting them here.

The Decorah North nest has very few pesty flying insects so far, also.  Different weather this year.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 29, 2021, 07:54:57 PM
TPA, thanks for sharing the links to iverburl's videos.

The new 3 look great! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 30, 2021, 06:40:08 AM
Beautiful sunrise, a big birdy flying away(below the RRP logo), and an Oriole that the cam ops spotted this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 30, 2021, 12:31:19 PM
Gorgeous oriole, Lisa. Thanks to the cam ops for every view, close or far.

Could be an eagle sitting in the top of the tree where one is flying away in your early AM post.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 30, 2021, 12:48:27 PM
Gorgeous oriole, Lisa. Thanks to the cam ops for every view, close or far.

Could be an eagle sitting in the top of the tree where one is flying away in your early AM post.

Thanks, STL

It was too far away to see that kind of bird on top the tree, but I think if it were an eagle the cam ops would have zoomed over to it.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 30, 2021, 04:26:18 PM
Decorah Eagles. Eaglevocals and Eagle at the Maple - explore.org 05-30-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qtmV3Au6Nc
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 30, 2021, 05:30:41 PM
Decorah Eagles. Eaglevocals and Eagle at the Maple - explore.org 05-30-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qtmV3Au6Nc

T40, thanks for Rosieann's video.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 30, 2021, 05:40:16 PM
From rewind about 55 minutes ago....turkey vultures at the bluffs, and Lucky at N2B looking a lil rough
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 31, 2021, 07:12:43 AM
Two adults on M2, assuming its Mom and DM2 (one behind the leaves)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 31, 2021, 07:25:44 AM
And, then they leave....possibly DM2 was behind the leaves and Mom onM2 tree top
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 31, 2021, 07:59:27 AM
Looks like Mom got a fish, landed on the Y branch, and flew off with her fish.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: TPABay111 on May 31, 2021, 09:12:54 AM
Lisa - thanks for all your pix!  It's always wonderful to get glimpses of Mom & hopefully D37, D38 & D39 will be captured by cam as they have their summer school lessons.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 31, 2021, 09:41:05 AM
Lisa - thanks for all your pix!  It's always wonderful to get glimpses of Mom & hopefully D37, D38 & D39 will be captured by cam as they have their summer school lessons.

TPA - Thanks....it's all the cam ops, but any day is a good day when we see Mom.



Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tjjtj on May 31, 2021, 02:35:23 PM
We are speculating that Lucky has Mange.  Do the Mange mites affect eagles?  Could this be a reason Mom decided to find a new nest?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 31, 2021, 04:11:44 PM
We are speculating that Lucky has Mange.  Do the Mange mites affect eagles?  Could this be a reason Mom decided to find a new nest?

tjjtj - Lucky has just started coming around a few months ago.  He does look a lil rough, but all the other squirrels that are coming to the nest have healthy looking coats.

I am going out on a limb here and saying, that is probably not the reason that Mom decided to find a new nest. 

 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 01, 2021, 06:16:21 AM
The sun peeking thru the trees, and five GBH in the trees
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And, then came along a sixth....
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on June 01, 2021, 07:48:38 AM
Goodness!  Have never seen that many GBHs here! :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 01, 2021, 10:54:16 AM
A gathering of GBHs at Decorah.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 02, 2021, 06:15:40 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Mom, a lil friend of Mom's, and a beautiful sunrise
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 02, 2021, 09:51:34 AM
Much thanks to TPA for posting the link to Iver Burl's videos!  So good to see Mom and her 3 BIG healthy eaglets!  If DM2 picked this tree to build N3 in, he really knew what he was doing.  The way the branches are shaped they cradle the nest perfectly.  It doesn't look very wide though, just deep.  Course we're looking at it from ground level, not above like we can when cameras are there, so it may be wider than it seems.  Looks like Mom has a skinny version of the skywalk she likes to perch on.  :)  Also, great shot of the GBH!

T40, thanks for the video of the eagle vocals and Mom at the Maple.  Looks like it conceals her pretty well. 

Lisa, fantastic pics as usual!  You have a real eye for composition (and a lot of patience!).  Our cam ops provide such great views - they truly are the best!

Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend and a peaceful Memorial Day.  Now that we're in June I'm starting to get excited about going to Decorah in July!  Missed it so much last year. Looking forward to seeing everyone again, and hope we all get some good views of Mom and her fledglings.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 02, 2021, 10:56:50 AM
Much thanks to TPA for posting the link to Iver Burl's videos!  So good to see Mom and her 3 BIG healthy eaglets!  If DM2 picked this tree to build N3 in, he really knew what he was doing.  The way the branches are shaped they cradle the nest perfectly.  It doesn't look very wide though, just deep.  Course we're looking at it from ground level, not above like we can when cameras are there, so it may be wider than it seems.  Looks like Mom has a skinny version of the skywalk she likes to perch on.  :)  Also, great shot of the GBH!

T40, thanks for the video of the eagle vocals and Mom at the Maple.  Looks like it conceals her pretty well. 

Lisa, fantastic pics as usual!  You have a real eye for composition (and a lot of patience!).  Our cam ops provide such great views - they truly are the best!

Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend and a peaceful Memorial Day.  Now that we're in June I'm starting to get excited about going to Decorah in July!  Missed it so much last year. Looking forward to seeing everyone again, and hope we all get some good views of Mom and her fledglings.

NW - Thank you for the kind words.  I just capture what I see.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 03, 2021, 11:47:03 AM
Some morning views from the cam ops - our resident squirrel playing in the nest, and a GBH on the treetop
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 03, 2021, 11:58:47 AM
Some morning views from the cam ops - our resident squirrel playing in the nest, and a GBH on the treetop


Nice shot of the GBH!  I never knew they perched in trees until I saw everyone's pics in forum! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 03, 2021, 12:09:11 PM
Some morning views from the cam ops - our resident squirrel playing in the nest, and a GBH on the treetop


Nice shot of the GBH!  I never knew they perched in trees until I saw everyone's pics in forum!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on June 03, 2021, 02:23:16 PM
Some morning views from the cam ops - our resident squirrel playing in the nest, and a GBH on the treetop


Nice shot of the GBH!  I never knew they perched in trees until I saw everyone's pics in forum!
They nest in trees!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 03, 2021, 02:29:16 PM
Some morning views from the cam ops - our resident squirrel playing in the nest, and a GBH on the treetop


Nice shot of the GBH!  I never knew they perched in trees until I saw everyone's pics in forum!
They nest in trees!

iverburl - I have been waiting for the cam ops to spot one of those nests!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on June 04, 2021, 03:22:30 AM
Some morning views from the cam ops - our resident squirrel playing in the nest, and a GBH on the treetop


Nice shot of the GBH!  I never knew they perched in trees until I saw everyone's pics in forum!
They nest in trees!

iverburl - I have been waiting for the cam ops to spot one of those nests!  :)
That would be sweet, but unlikely. Herons nest in large communities called rookeries, that they return to every year. The herons we see on the Decorah cam might nest at a rookery near me a dozen miles away. But you can watch a GBH cam at a Chesapeake rookery!
https://explore.org/livecams/birds/great-blue-herons-chesapeake-conservancy
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 04, 2021, 04:41:51 AM
Some morning views from the cam ops - our resident squirrel playing in the nest, and a GBH on the treetop


Nice shot of the GBH!  I never knew they perched in trees until I saw everyone's pics in forum!
They nest in trees!

iverburl - I have been waiting for the cam ops to spot one of those nests!  :)
That would be sweet, but unlikely. Herons nest in large communities called rookeries, that they return to every year. The herons we see on the Decorah cam might nest at a rookery near me a dozen miles away. But you can watch a GBH cam at a Chesapeake rookery!
https://explore.org/livecams/birds/great-blue-herons-chesapeake-conservancy

Thanks, I have checked this cam out before. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 05, 2021, 06:20:08 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - A very early morning fly-by from someone near N2B, beautiful sunrise with what looks like a GBH flying, and the GBH's on the treetops
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 05, 2021, 12:45:24 PM
Lisa - The early bird (you) catches the GBH? Ha! Thanks. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 05, 2021, 12:51:11 PM
Lisa - The early bird (you) catches the GBH? Ha! Thanks. ;)

 ;D ;D You're welcome!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 05, 2021, 06:14:54 PM
I don't know where D1 and D27 are today, but this is where they were during June in years past.

My apologies to you, D24, for leaving you out of the post. Thinking of you and would love to hear from you again. :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on June 06, 2021, 04:18:24 AM
I'm with you T40.

I haven't a clue where the presently Decorah tracked eagles presently are.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on June 06, 2021, 12:12:37 PM
T40, thanks for treating me to the sound of eagles again. I made it through this season thanks to the SWFL cam, which is now closed.
Lisa, I always laugh when I see GBH's in trees, and this was a gang of them. You have very sharp eyes for spotting eagles in trees and amazing tech skills.
iverburl, do they really nest in trees, or are you pulling my talon? I just assumed that they nested in marshland.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 06, 2021, 12:50:40 PM
Lil - There are lots of GBH where I live, but I don’t see too many in the trees, mainly along the water line.  It’s been a nice treat from the cam ops to see the GBHs.


T40 -  I would love to see how D36 is making out and where they are now.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on June 06, 2021, 01:03:20 PM
T40, thanks for treating me to the sound of eagles again. I made it through this season thanks to the SWFL cam, which is now closed.
Lisa, I always laugh when I see GBH's in trees, and this was a gang of them. You have very sharp eyes for spotting eagles in trees and amazing tech skills.
iverburl, do they really nest in trees, or are you pulling my talon? I just assumed that they nested in marshland.
Absolutely. They nest in groups called rookeries, dozens of treetop nests near each other. Often on islands or other isolated locations. They travel as far as twenty miles from the rookery to feed. I was surprised when I learned this until I recalled European storks, a similar species. They nest on chimneys and rooftops, hence the folk tale that they deliver babies because they seem to be waiting on the housetop for some reason.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 06, 2021, 01:14:50 PM
From RRP's FB page: (Don't miss Robin's pix!)

Raptor Resource Project
17h

5-27-21~5-3 -21 Day Trip Weekend to Decorah

Story and photos by Robin Brumm.

I spent Memorial weekend with the Decorah eagles. Since it was a multi-day trip, I will spare you a 3-page report, and just tell you a few of my favorite things.
On the first day I was there, I was sitting talking to Mom and the eaglets, because what else is there to do??!!  Too bad they couldn’t hear me since I was so far away! As I was watching, Mom jumped up, spread her wings, and flew off the nest.  She flew right toward me!  I held my breath as she flew over!  I felt like I could reach up and touch her, but I am sure she was much higher than it seemed.  After she flew over, I realized I was still holding my breath!  Mom circled around the nest area for quite a while until she circled up so high I could no longer see her. 
When I was watching the nest, there was usually one or both parents perched nearby.  I think I saw DM2 more last weekend than I have the last 2 1/2 years. DM2 was often perched on nearby trees for several hours of the day and would occasionally bring in a fish or prey. He would go on fly abouts when Mom came back to the nest, but would show up a while later and perch in a  nearby tree.  He seems like such a devoted and nurturing partner and parent. Mom is often at the hatchery in the morning and evenings and will bring fish back to the nest.  She sat in the nest with the eaglets during one of the afternoons I was there… and yes, she got bonked several times in the head by some wings, so I’m pretty sure that is why the parents spend more time perched in the nearby trees, lol.
The eaglets were very active while I was there.  It was rare that all three were laying down at the same time. At least one or two were usually standing up. There was lots of wingercising and when 2, or all 3 of them wingercise, it looks like a nest full of wings! I did see one get a little bit of air, but not even close to hovering yet.  I had to smile when one of the eaglets was hopping and wingercising, and hop-squashed a sibling.  That sibling got up and some beaking occurred, lol. Just like in years past when we would watch the camera, there seems to be one eaglet that often is the one standing, and there is one that is often laying down. The third one does a little bit of both.  I do miss watching them up close on cam and seeing their personalities develop throughout the season.
I think my most favorite thing was seeing Mom at the hatchery.  I always love being able to see Mom on the maple at the hatchery, and while I was there, I was lucky enough to see her on the maple a couple of times.  Brian, from the hatchery, said that she is there most mornings and evenings. One time while I was watching, she flew off the maple to the raceways. She tried to grab a fish but missed it and landed on the ground.  She was looking around, was watching the fish in the pond, and walked right into the large pond. A minute or two later, she walked back out and then went in again. She came out, stood on the edge of the pond, flew over it, and snatched a fish. She flew over to the N1 tree and stayed for a few minutes before flying off.
It was a really nice weekend to watch the eagles.  The weather was perfect and I got to see the whole Decorah family.  I’m hoping the next time I go back I will see more flapping and hopping, and maybe a hover! 
RRP appreciates Robin's generosity in sharing her photos and reminds you they are copyrighted and may not be downloaded without her express written consent.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 06, 2021, 01:40:54 PM
You want more eagle vocals? "Roseiann B" has 'em for ya. Thanks, Rose!

Decorah Eagles. Eaglevocals in the morning - explore.org 06-05-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irEWgnVmDBA
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 06, 2021, 01:52:05 PM
You want more eagle vocals? "Roseiann B" has 'em for ya. Thanks, Rose!

Decorah Eagles. Eaglevocals in the morning - explore.org 06-05-2021

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

Thanks for bringing, Rosieann's video here! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 06, 2021, 09:22:27 PM
Herons will purposely locate their rookeries near eagle nests.  They've documented cases where the eagles nested first and the herons chose to nest near them.  They've also documented eagles moving to a new nest and then herons following.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: angelolady on June 06, 2021, 10:20:42 PM
Very cool info, Ginger.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 04:40:38 AM
Herons will purposely locate their rookeries near eagle nests.  They've documented cases where the eagles nested first and the herons chose to nest near them.  They've also documented eagles moving to a new nest and then herons following.

Very interesting, Ginger
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on June 07, 2021, 10:53:59 AM
T40, thanks for posting Robin's great report!  It was reassuring to read about the eaglets' progress and brought back many wonderful memories of past viewing.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 11:03:53 AM
Mom at the Maple this morning for a lil bit before flying off and heading back towards N3
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51232074365_9e7e60d06c_b.jpg)

And, the beautiful GBH's in the treetops this morning

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 07, 2021, 11:59:30 AM
Cover boy!! :-* :-*

From SOAR's FB page:

SOAR - Saving Our Avian Resources
May 28 at 10:08 AM 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 07, 2021, 12:03:40 PM
From SOAR's FB page:

The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, Inc.
June 5 at 5:38PM

A big thank you to everyone who came out to CarpFEST today at Gray's Lake, to all the Ikes volunteers and Des Moines Park and Rec for keeping the wheels on the bus! We had nearly 70 fisher folk in attendance! David Cretors got the longest fish at 31.5", and Savanna Judson from SOAR picked up nearly 100 lbs. of fish to feed hungry raptors! Thanks to all!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 07, 2021, 12:16:58 PM
Could the GBH be starting a new rookery?  Is this the rookery picture that IverB was looking for?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on June 07, 2021, 01:12:38 PM
T40, thanks for Rose's link to morning vocals, music to my ears. Also, Robin's updates are wonderful, our vicarious check-in on the life of our eagle family. I'm not sure I could breathe or remain standing if an eagle buzzed me.
iverburl, you are an encyclopedia of information about the world of nature. Thanks for being part of that whole GBH discussion.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on June 07, 2021, 02:04:10 PM
Cover boy!! :-* :-*
That is very special, and a keeper! Thanks, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 02:17:55 PM
T40 - LOL, cover boy.....Mr Decorah is looking handsome! 
And, wow that carp....those raptor patients will eat good!


Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 07, 2021, 04:09:44 PM
Oh my, Mr Decorah as the eagle representative for SOAR.  Thanks for sharing the poster and photos from Memorial Day.  SOAR does so much good work rescuing and saving raptors.  Two years ago (2019), they took care of fledglings DN9 from Decorah North and D32 and D33 from the Decorah nest because of the terrible black fly infestation.  Mr Decorah is older, was D20 from 2014 who was injured soon after fledging.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 08, 2021, 04:42:43 AM
From rewind yesterday evening - Mom was perched on M2, and then flew off.  A few seconds later you could hear vocals coming from the mic at N2B which sounded like Mom's. The cam ops pointed it at the skywalk, and it looks like Mom was in her favorite spot high up on the skywalk.  She is still perched there this morning as of 4:39am.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 08, 2021, 05:16:16 AM
Mom left the skywalk, and headed straight for M2 - Sorry for the blurriness on the ones of her flying away and up to the maple
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on June 08, 2021, 06:27:13 AM
M says " I need my space, I need more space!"

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 08, 2021, 07:18:17 AM
Mom has been on and off M2 all morning...a few more pics of her and her lil friends
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 08, 2021, 07:27:50 AM
Mom left M2, did a lil fishing, stopped at the Y before heading off with her fish in the left talon
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 08, 2021, 11:20:09 AM
Decorah Eagles. Mom at the maple and the Y-branch - explore.org 06-08-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkGr4h8j1M8
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 08, 2021, 11:47:47 AM
Lisa & others, sure looks (from you pics & rewind) like Mom spent the night on the Skywalk at N2B. Then to the Maple 2.  I missed the fishing activity.  She's getting ready to bring this year's kids soon!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 08, 2021, 01:07:10 PM
Decorah Eagles. Mom at the maple and the Y-branch - explore.org 06-08-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkGr4h8j1M8

T40 - Thanks for the video!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 08, 2021, 01:07:53 PM
Lisa & others, sure looks (from you pics & rewind) like Mom spent the night on the Skywalk at N2B. Then to the Maple 2.  I missed the fishing activity.  She's getting ready to bring this year's kids soon!

STL - It was a nice treat to wake up and see Mom on the skywalk!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 09, 2021, 01:17:16 AM
I don't know where D1 and D27 are today, but this is where they were during June in years past.

My apologies to you, D24, for leaving you out of the post. Thinking of you and would love to hear from you again. :-*

I still don't know where anybirdy is. Just hope everyone at Eagle Valley is well and all our wandering eagles are flying high.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 09, 2021, 01:26:14 AM
Decorah Eagles. Mom on the Maple and spending the night on the nest tree - explore.org 06-07-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNr9sOMVtcM

Decorah Eagles. Good Morning Mom on the nest tree - explore.org 06-08-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObLWNZ1Yq-g
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 09, 2021, 05:22:49 AM
Decorah Eagles. Mom on the Maple and spending the night on the nest tree - explore.org 06-07-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNr9sOMVtcM

Decorah Eagles. Good Morning Mom on the nest tree - explore.org 06-08-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObLWNZ1Yq-g

Thanks, T40
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 09, 2021, 10:36:45 AM
Squirrels visiting Decorah this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 09, 2021, 10:50:10 AM
Great pics, STL.....weren't they the cutest!

Mom D was also on the Maple behind the leaves too this morning for a bit.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 09, 2021, 10:26:37 PM
Great pics and videos everyone!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 04:34:12 AM
A few pics from rewind - Last evening Mom was on M2, she flew to skywalk, then to one of her perching branches near N2B, and then back to the upper part of the skywalk where she roosted for the night.  She is still there this morning at 4:30am.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 05:18:50 AM
Mom vocalized and then left the skywalk at 5:12am, and headed straight to M2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 10, 2021, 06:33:46 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on June 10, 2021, 06:43:19 AM
Here's a question for any boots on the ground or even the cam operators. . .

I see a lot of food and and time of the north nest parents spending time, feeding, and watching their little ones.  But Mom D doesn't seem to have the same devotion to taking care of the Decorah group.  All that time yesterday spent at hatchery and M2 site doesn't leave her with the same motherly time.  And what about new dad?  Is he picking up her slack?  Food, protection, flying instructions do not seem to be Mom's priority.  Nostalgic roosting at home base takes up a lot of her time.  She spent the entire night away from N3?  Maybe someone there can quantify time for both M and new D? 

Points to NN for their diligent work.

P   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 08:02:49 AM
Here's a question for any boots on the ground or even the cam operators. . .

I see a lot of food and and time of the north nest parents spending time, feeding, and watching their little ones.  But Mom D doesn't seem to have the same devotion to taking care of the Decorah group.  All that time yesterday spent at hatchery and M2 site doesn't leave her with the same motherly time.  And what about new dad?  Is he picking up her slack?  Food, protection, flying instructions do not seem to be Mom's priority.  Nostalgic roosting at home base takes up a lot of her time.  She spent the entire night away from N3?  Maybe someone there can quantify time for both M and new D? 

Points to NN for their diligent work.

P   

Puff, this is the 2nd night that I have seen Mom spend at N2B.  I have wondered all those same questions to myself about Mom. 
I wonder if Mom is not happy with the new nest, but only she would know.    :-\

It has been great to see her on cam tho, but would like to see DM2 also.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 08:03:17 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Thanks, tig, and great pic of beautiful Mom!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 10, 2021, 10:46:29 AM
Here's a question for any boots on the ground or even the cam operators. . .

I see a lot of food and and time of the north nest parents spending time, feeding, and watching their little ones.  But Mom D doesn't seem to have the same devotion to taking care of the Decorah group.  All that time yesterday spent at hatchery and M2 site doesn't leave her with the same motherly time.  And what about new dad?  Is he picking up her slack?  Food, protection, flying instructions do not seem to be Mom's priority.  Nostalgic roosting at home base takes up a lot of her time.  She spent the entire night away from N3?  Maybe someone there can quantify time for both M and new D? 

Points to NN for their diligent work.

P   

Puff, this is the 2nd night that I have seen Mom spend at N2B.  I have wondered all those same questions to myself about Mom. 
I wonder if Mom is not happy with the new nest, but only she would know.    :-\

It has been great to see her on cam tho, but would like to see DM2 also.   :)

It is interesting that Mom has spent a couple of nights at N2.
I bet DM2 is watching the kiddos. I think Robin said in her post that he was always perched close by the new nest. Maybe he told Mom to take some me time! HA!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 10, 2021, 10:47:04 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Thanks, tig, and great pic of beautiful Mom!

Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 10, 2021, 10:50:28 AM
The Decorah North parents don't spend much time on the nest these days.  It's mostly to just drop off food.  DNF did spent quite a bit of time yesterday but that was unusual and I wondered if it was because there was an intruder in the area.  Regarding spending the night, DNF has only spent one of the last four nights perched at the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2021, 11:39:04 AM
Hey everybirdy, this is Supermom we're talking about!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 11:42:14 AM
Hey everybirdy, this is Supermom we're talking about!

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 12:54:56 PM
A few random pics from Decorah this morning - GBH on treetop, peaceful view, corn is starting to pop up, and a Mourning dove at the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 10, 2021, 02:05:21 PM
Beautiful pics, Lisa and all others!  Love the dove.  Mom is sure keeping her eyes on the N2B area lately.  Won't be long until her eaglets will be coming to visit!   For the excitement to come, see what's happening at the North nest today!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 10, 2021, 02:22:25 PM
Hey everybirdy, this is Supermom we're talking about!
True story!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 10, 2021, 02:24:12 PM
The Decorah North parents don't spend much time on the nest these days.  It's mostly to just drop off food.  DNF did spent quite a bit of time yesterday but that was unusual and I wondered if it was because there was an intruder in the area.  Regarding spending the night, DNF has only spent one of the last four nights perched at the nest.
You're correct. DNF spending the night at the nest was odd the other night since she hadn't done it in a while.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 10, 2021, 03:29:40 PM
Just a gut feeling, but I have felt since they built N3 that Mom didn't really want to move.  She loves the hatchery area and isn't bothered by people, unlike DM2 who is very shy or just plain bothered by humans being too close.  I think he wanted the new nest away from us humans and the street traffic, and because her natural instincts are to procreate, she went along with it.  It will be interesting to see where they nest next season. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 07:35:04 AM
Just a gut feeling, but I have felt since they built N3 that Mom didn't really want to move.  She loves the hatchery area and isn't bothered by people, unlike DM2 who is very shy or just plain bothered by humans being too close.  I think he wanted the new nest away from us humans and the street traffic, and because her natural instincts are to procreate, she went along with it.  It will be interesting to see where they nest next season.

Agree, NW
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 07:40:09 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Not sure if they are juvie GBH's or some other kind of herons, and Mom behind the leaves - Thanks cam ops  :)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on June 11, 2021, 08:09:34 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Not sure if they are juvie GBH's or some other kind of herons, and Mom behind the leaves.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51239874801_c81b5ba5f0_b.jpg)


Shorter necks and legs, so not GBH. Perhaps green herons?
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Green_Heron/id
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 08:43:11 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Not sure if they are juvie GBH's or some other kind of herons, and Mom behind the leaves.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51239874801_c81b5ba5f0_b.jpg)


Shorter necks and legs, so not GBH. Perhaps green herons?
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Green_Heron/id
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iver - Oh, that could be!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 11, 2021, 12:30:17 PM
I agree that the perching birds early this morning are green herons. They live near where I do, and are really interesting to watch when they hunt near streams.

Mourning dove back at the Y at noon, in full breeding display.  Beautiful.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 01:19:17 PM
I agree that the perching birds early this morning are green herons. They live near where I do, and are really interesting to watch when they hunt near streams.

Mourning dove back at the Y at noon, in full breeding display.  Beautiful.

Great pics, STL

The mourning dove is so pretty.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 11, 2021, 01:57:04 PM
Love Little Greens.  Hard to spot when on the ground.  They blend in very well but they are very colorful.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on June 11, 2021, 08:08:54 PM
Love Little Greens.  Hard to spot when on the ground.  They blend in very well but they are very colorful.
When in reeds or cattails, the smaller herons and especially bitterns will stand vertical to blend in.
(https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/hiding-bittern-14742094.jpg)

And to correct myself, the green heron only looks like it has a shorter neck because of its typical posture.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 12, 2021, 05:58:31 AM
From rewind, last evening a SA landed on the nest.  It also seems they spend the night at N2B, as they were heard vocalizing early this morning.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 12, 2021, 06:21:28 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Cam ops spotted an eagle perched in a tree close by the hatchery before it finally flew off.  Another, birdy flew out of the big tree to the right of the maple a few minutes after the one flew off the tree by the hatchery.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 12, 2021, 09:47:17 AM
Very distinctive head markings on the sub adult last night.  Should be able to recognize it if it comes back.  I am getting excited.  Just over a month until the ATF.  Can't wait to watch the beautiful sunrises and sunsets in Decorah.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 12, 2021, 10:22:04 AM
Looks like action is heating up around the hatchery. ATF should be very exciting.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 12, 2021, 11:01:26 AM
STL & jaspurr - Count me in on being excited for ATF!   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 12, 2021, 11:19:24 AM
From Roseiann on Explore.org

Decorah Eagles. A strangers voice and maybe DM2 in sight - explore.org 06-12-2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y31wi5G4CyQ

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on June 13, 2021, 03:24:51 AM
Hi everyone!
A visitor yesterday evening, first seen around 20h30 until the Highlights around 02h10

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on June 13, 2021, 03:27:33 AM
last pics before the Highlights
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 13, 2021, 03:48:48 AM
Hi Phil & ALL!!! Thanks Lisa & everybody for the awesome pics!!! You rock!
I forgot to post this Friday night... another visitor looks about possibly 5 years old with markings??? He was a beauty!

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Decorah Eagles. Eagle visits N2B - explore.org 06-11-2021
https://youtu.be/c4uzhKmAz8s via rosieannb
Friday night around 9 pm a beautiful eagle visits N2B for a minute.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 13, 2021, 05:01:51 AM
Thanks for the great pics and gifs, Lori and Philjo!

That's two nights in a row on N2B for our visitor.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on June 13, 2021, 06:24:53 AM
Around 05h00 the visitor flew away
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 13, 2021, 06:32:44 AM
Around 05h00 the visitor flew away

Great pics, Philjo!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 13, 2021, 06:34:03 AM
GBH on the treetop this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 13, 2021, 07:12:40 AM
Good morning,  can't see the top head markings on our sub adult last night (Sat).  Do you think it was the same one that was on the nest Fri?  GBlH looks very regal sitting on top of the tree.  It would be fun if they would start a rookery in view of the cam.  On my last visit to Decorah (2 years ago?), Mom Decorah charged a GBH and knocked it off the tree top.  Lots of angry vocals from the GBH.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 13, 2021, 07:33:19 AM
Good morning,  can't see the top head markings on our sub adult last night (Sat).  Do you think it was the same one that was on the nest Fri?  GBlH looks very regal sitting on top of the tree.  It would be fun if they would start a rookery in view of the cam.  On my last visit to Decorah (2 years ago?), Mom Decorah charged a GBH and knocked it off the tree top.  Lots of angry vocals from the GBH.   :)

jaspurr, if you look at Philjo's first set of pics from last night....the 2nd and 4th pic, you can just barely see the SA's dark markings on the top of the head. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 13, 2021, 01:56:49 PM
Lovely pics from everyone of eagle visitors, GBHs, and so on.  Thanks to all.

Just in case you aren't aware of the Air Fest going on at LaCrosse, WI, this weekend, check out the Great Spirit Bluff site right now.  If that's the same airport as yesterday's show, it's a better view at GSB.  Goes on until about 4 PM.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 13, 2021, 04:57:13 PM
Decorah Eagles a visitor at N2B 06 12 2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSxwh67kVKw
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on June 14, 2021, 01:14:00 AM
Hi everyone!
06-13-2021 Between 19h00 to 19h15
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on June 14, 2021, 01:15:06 AM
cont
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2021, 04:52:49 AM
cont

Great pics, Philjo
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2021, 04:59:44 AM
Our N2B visitor spent the night again in the tree.  You could hear vocals at 4:31am, at 4:40am they flew down from the upper branch to the nest and poked around in it a bit, till they flew straight over to M2!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2021, 05:49:43 AM
Our N2B visitor perched on M2 for a while, before flying off, flew around the retention pond then headed over to a tree by the hatchery. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 14, 2021, 06:30:10 AM
7 GBH enjoying the morning sun.  Nice frontal shot of the visitor Lisa.  Has Mom spotted him yet?  Don't blame him for wanting to stay there.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2021, 06:46:33 AM
7 GBH enjoying the morning sun.  Nice frontal shot of the visitor Lisa.  Has Mom spotted him yet?  Don't blame him for wanting to stay there.

Thanks! 

Not that I know of....will be interesting to see what she does.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2021, 06:53:49 AM
Our N2B visitor just brought in some nesting material, and a Oriole joined him on a branch
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 14, 2021, 07:47:45 AM
I read that real estate is getting scarce in Decorah but I believe that N2B is not on the market.   >:(

What a perfect solo take off by D13.  I hope he/she nailed the landing.  Felt a little sorry for D14 sitting in the nest all alone.  Inquisitive minds want to know (hint) how the Decorah three are progressing on the fledging.  I hope they are building their wing muscles so that they can make a surprise guest appearance at the ATF.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 14, 2021, 08:42:48 AM
Jaspurr & Lisa, enjoying your pics of the Decorah visitor. This one today has been there before, recently.  Love the pic with eagle and oriole at N2B.

Gotta get the dead trees straightened out in my mind -- the taller, less branchy one is M2 -- in the maple tree cluster across the road from the retention pond.  But where is the other one?  Or am I just totally wrong?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2021, 10:06:18 AM
Jaspurr & Lisa, enjoying your pics of the Decorah visitor. This one today has been there before, recently.  Love the pic with eagle and oriole at N2B.

Gotta get the dead trees straightened out in my mind -- the taller, less branchy one is M2 -- in the maple tree cluster across the road from the retention pond.  But where is the other one?  Or am I just totally wrong?

STL, the dead tree in your pics below are from what I can tell when the cam ops zoom over are behind or side of the raceways at the hatchery.  However, you want to look at it.  It you are looking at the map of the area on RRP's homepage of Decorah eagles, the tree is to the left of the raceways.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 14, 2021, 11:23:32 AM
Lisa, thanks for the geography update.

DN14 still sitting tight on the nest. Maybe this afternoon there will be a fledge!  Parents might be encouraging DN14 to fly by NOT bringing fresh fish to the nest.

Couple pics from 8:00 or so this AM.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2021, 12:12:00 PM
Lisa, thanks for the geography update.

DN14 still sitting tight on the nest. Maybe this afternoon there will be a fledge!  Parents might be encouraging DN14 to fly by NOT bringing fresh fish to the nest.

Couple pics from 8:00 or so this AM.

You're welcome  :D

Come on DN14...today's your day!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 14, 2021, 02:20:28 PM
The stranger at N2B looks right at home and if that's not one of Mom and Dad's progeny, I'll eat some roadkill. :P

Decorah Eagles. Stranger brings fluff to N2B - explore.org 06-14-2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUAr8Cm40UQ
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 14, 2021, 02:56:38 PM
T40, I am going to hold you to that statement.  Fortunately for you, I am not sure how to prove it.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2021, 03:00:51 PM
The stranger at N2B looks right at home and if that's not one of Mom and Dad's progeny, I'll eat some roadkill. :P

Decorah Eagles. Stranger brings fluff to N2B - explore.org 06-14-2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUAr8Cm40UQ

T40 - I agree, that stranger looked very comfy at N2B.  They knew where to sit for fish at the hatchery. 

Thanks for sharing Rosieann's video.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 14, 2021, 05:02:04 PM
Well, I did it -- posted pics from the North nest here at the Decorah forum.  Sorry.  Many of us are watching both. Some of us get distracted easily (that would be me).
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: angelolady on June 14, 2021, 05:54:32 PM
I will help you eat it, T-40.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tjjtj on June 14, 2021, 08:51:14 PM
T40 I am thinking the same thing.  Our new spotted headed stranger seems very accustomed to this nest.  What NN# is 5 years ago?  None have been transmitted (caught and had a transmitter put on them) correct?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on June 14, 2021, 11:52:00 PM
2015 N2 brood 21,22,23. 6 years old.
No transmitters or bands.
Sporting a few 'brown head' spots is possible I suppose.   ;D   :)   8)

From T40:  :)  Decorah Eagles. Stranger brings fluff to N2B - explore.org 06-14-2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUAr8Cm40UQ

2016 N2B brood 24,25. 5 years old.
Both D24 and D25 had transmitters and leg bands attached.
D25 is no longer with us and D24's last ping was on 02/18/2021 12 miles west of N2B.
So not one of the 2016 brood.

2017 N2B brood 26,27,28. 4 years old.
D26 and D28, being 4 years old, very slightly possibly maybe, but unlikely with all that head and tail feather white.
D27 has a transmitter/band on also, so definitely not her.

I'm thinking that any of the "D"s from 2017 on are not very likely to be sporting all that white just yet.  8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 15, 2021, 01:44:49 AM
Thanks for the refresher course BL.

21, 22 and 23 certainly know the neighborhood and that was such a magical year watching them. I agree that 26 and 28 are less likely. Think I'll put some spicy BBQ sauce on my grocery list... 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 05:07:26 AM
Eagle on the skywalk this morning a lil before 5 am.  Looks like Mom to me.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 05:19:29 AM
Vocalizing before leaving the skywalk
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 15, 2021, 05:59:52 AM
Glad to see Mom this morning. The not so friendly neighbors at N2B (oriole and starling from yesterday) must have told her about the visitor.  Make sure the BBQ sauce is REAL Spicy.  I will bring the nose clamps to block the smell.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 06:21:11 AM
Glad to see Mom this morning. The not so friendly neighbors at N2B (oriole and starling from yesterday) must have told her about the visitor.  Make sure the BBQ sauce is REAL Spicy.  I will bring the nose clamps to block the smell.

Yep, I think Mom got word that someone was in her nest.... ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 15, 2021, 09:18:35 AM
Great pics and commentary on the visitors. I have missed a lot!

Yep Lisa, that looks like Mom! I'm sure she was telling anyone in hearing distance that N2B is not for sale, rent or squatting!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 11:16:15 AM
Great pics and commentary on the visitors. I have missed a lot!

Yep Lisa, that looks like Mom! I'm sure she was telling anyone in hearing distance that N2B is not for sale, rent or squatting!

 ;D ;D  gotta love Mom!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 15, 2021, 11:53:54 AM
Nice picture of the bluffs.  Mom and Dad's favorite spot.  Dad's spirit still lives there.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 15, 2021, 12:32:27 PM
jas - Hahaha!! ;D

angelo - Unless you've got a killer recipe for BBQ sauce with jalapenos, you're off the hook. ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on June 15, 2021, 12:41:42 PM
Lisa, in your early morning pics, it appears that she's wearing her SuperMom cape.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 12:46:45 PM
Lisa, in your early morning pics, it appears that she's wearing her SuperMom cape.  ;)

 ;) :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 01:05:07 PM
A few morning and afternoon pics from Decorah - Mom on M2, Three lil fluffy tails in the nest, and view of the retention pond
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 15, 2021, 04:06:51 PM
Those squirrels are preparing a catered meal for the next visitor to N2B!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: angelolady on June 15, 2021, 05:47:05 PM
T-40--BL says 21, 22, or 23 are possible.  Some adults don't have totally white heads.  I'm holding out.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 16, 2021, 12:08:39 AM
Atta girl, angelo! You're the perfect sidekick. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 16, 2021, 03:14:16 PM
New data points for D36 and D27! More to follow.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 16, 2021, 03:27:48 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2021, 05:18:11 PM
T40, thanks for the update on D27 & D36, both look like they are kinda staying close to home.  D36 being a lil further away. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 16, 2021, 06:48:46 PM
Thanks for the transmittered eagle updates, T40.  Helps us remember part of  the research side of RRP.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: TPABay111 on June 17, 2021, 03:11:32 PM
Thanks for the travelogue info on D27 & D36, T40!  D27 appears to spend a good amount of time along the Upper Iowa whenever she's home in IA - maybe she will choose real estate there next year for her adulthood home-sweet-home!

I really hope that the NWS is erring on the side of caution & that DE, DNN, GSB & the Flyway don't have any angry visits from mother nature tonight. 

"Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and last through much of the evening. Some storms will become severe with a risk for large hail, damaging wind, frequent lightning and bouts of heavy rain. A tornado or two is also possible with stronger storms."

https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=IAZ010&warncounty=IAC191&firewxzone=IAZ010&local_place1=Decorah%20IA&product1=Hazardous+Weather+Outlook&lat=43.3053&lon=-91.7933#.YMuo177Yrm4 (https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=IAZ010&warncounty=IAC191&firewxzone=IAZ010&local_place1=Decorah%20IA&product1=Hazardous+Weather+Outlook&lat=43.3053&lon=-91.7933#.YMuo177Yrm4)

The Decorah NWS is gentler than the regional NWS post I saw that had a photo of a tennis ball & a golf ball to illustrate size of potential hail expected.  :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on June 17, 2021, 03:59:18 PM
FYI here is a link to the pinpoint weather report for the Decorah Fish Hatchery. This link always will produce current conditions and forecasts. And while there is not public instrumentation at the hatchery, the NWS devices are on the nearby hilltop neat the airport.

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-91.78003794204723&lat=43.27451435533038#.YMu2p2ROmeM
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: TPABay111 on June 17, 2021, 04:56:12 PM
FYI here is a link to the pinpoint weather report for the Decorah Fish Hatchery. This link always will produce current conditions and forecasts. And while there is not public instrumentation at the hatchery, the NWS devices are on the nearby hilltop neat the airport.

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-91.78003794204723&lat=43.27451435533038#.YMu2p2ROmeM

iverburl - thanks so much & once again so grateful that a boots-on-the-ground-camera-in-hand Decorah pro is providing great information!  I've bookmarked your pinpoint weather link.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 18, 2021, 05:49:17 AM
Thank you cam operators for the beautiful sunrise this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 06:05:10 AM
Around 5am, the cam switched from the nest to the Y branch, and a barred owl is sitting on the Y with prey in its talons. A beautiful sunrise this morning after a stormy night!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 18, 2021, 08:54:24 AM
With Father's Day just around the corner I want to celebrate the amazing eagle fathers in Decorah.  You could not ask for better examples of mates, nest builders, providers and nurturing male eagles.  Watching Dad who is gone in body but still here in spirit, DM2 and DN (North nest) have brought so many happy memories and smiles to my face. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on June 18, 2021, 09:01:15 AM
Well said, jaspurr!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 09:49:22 AM
Couldn't agree with you more, jaspurr!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 18, 2021, 10:08:08 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Well said jaspurr!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 11:26:25 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Well said jaspurr!!

Thanks, tig  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 18, 2021, 12:19:51 PM
Thank you Lisa and big.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 18, 2021, 12:23:27 PM
tig (I know you are not big :)) and of course nanimal ( how could I forget you).
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 18, 2021, 12:52:11 PM
Today I received a notice from Amazon Smile that our online purchases have resulted in nearly a thousand-dollar donation to RRP this quarter. Way to go, shoppers!  And if you use Amazon, but aren't signed up for Amazon Smile, please do so right away. It's a painless way to donate to a chosen charity.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 12:53:20 PM
Today I received a notice from Amazon Smile that our online purchases have resulted in nearly a thousand-dollar donation to RRP this quarter. Way to go, shoppers!  And if you use Amazon, but aren't signed up for Amazon Smile, please do so right away. It's a painless way to donate to a chosen charity.

Just got my notice too...WTG Amazon Smile shoppers who support RRP!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on June 19, 2021, 12:00:52 AM
Thanks for the refresher course BL.

21, 22 and 23 certainly know the neighborhood and that was such a magical year watching them. I agree that 26 and 28 are less likely. Think I'll put some spicy BBQ sauce on my grocery list... 8)

No need for any spicy extra BBQ sauce on the list T40.  ;)

Without very permanent nail polish on any Decorah alumni I never rule them all out.
Eagle Hatchery visitors that is.  ;)

And once again, for I don't know how many times now, Thank You for pulling forward the RRP eagle tracking maps here to the board.

And while I'm on that ..
Thank you so very much for so fully updating the Eagle Maps page RRP.
And I think I need to blow another kiss towards the ENTIRE eagle valley crew. >> :-*

So here on the wing above the Driftless  :) 
D36 posts his June 13th 2021 postcard.

Where I've been in 2021. (01/01/21 to 06/13/21).

Just as a reminder Eagles don't generally fly from any point point A to B in straight lines.
The lines simply connect the Waypoints.
In between every way point along "those neat straight lines" that connect them were probably dozens of daily learning adventures.
The TIME stamp between any given waypoint or GPS 'ping' out from the eagle's transmitter to the mother ship is consistent.
X amount of hrs between pings out.
Up to 8 pings per 24 hr period or every 3 hrs I believe. 
 
The stationary or not moved very far waypoints are being very nicely edited out so as to not clutter up the a map.
As a GIS user I get this & fully appreciate the effort it takes to do that.   8)

ie: Young eagles perch, roost or just hang out near one place for some periods of time ...
or some just fly and soar quite some distances away.     ;D

I love learning all about this along with you all.

This place is so totally cool.
The babes
The trees
The fish
The rivers
The sky
The wind
The weather
The lakes
The altitude
The nights
The critters and on & on ..
These wings and talons, oh' man these wings and talons ...

I'm one bad ass winged apex predator living off of this awesome forested carpet and water world below me.

The next day, wow this place is even way cooler ...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on June 19, 2021, 12:33:12 AM
Now our dear D27.

We ain't going to Canada no more.
UIR June 2021.
I just map it as it is.
Does great bird karma come home to roost ?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 04:25:19 AM
Broken Lug, thank you for your posts.  I hope you post more often.  Great news about D14.  You got the prize video today for catching D14 flying to the creek to be with his family.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 04:39:24 AM
BL - As always, wonderful maps of our transmitted travelers!

I do hope one day we get a glimpse of one of them on cam!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 04:54:01 AM
Good morning Lisa, I'll bet the fantastic cam operators are already getting their coffee so they can pan across to the river and let us watch the action.  I hope D14 gets to take a bath and dip his toes in the river today.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 05:09:51 AM
Good morning Lisa, I'll bet the fantastic cam operators are already getting their coffee so they can pan across to the river and let us watch the action.  I hope D14 gets to take a bath and dip his toes in the river today.

Morning, jaspurr  :)

Oh, I am sure they are ready for any action that will take place today. 

Also, the lil falcon at GSB will be getting banded today...excited for that too!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 05:14:18 AM
Lisa, they have already found one and it's only 5:13.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 05:18:57 AM
Lisa, they have already found one and it's only 5:13.

Yep, that's 13!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 05:24:03 AM
Cool looking clouds from Decorah this morning
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51256691856_87fa2d20fd_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51257734220_69e363e55d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 06:10:01 AM
Hope it does not rain for the banding today.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 20, 2021, 05:47:24 AM
Beautiful Mom at the Y this morning
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51259921250_a70aef2275_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51259077683_c354e84192_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51259924820_3d5c0db0bc_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 20, 2021, 06:29:07 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Hopefully we'll see some young'uns hanging with her on the Y very soon!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 20, 2021, 06:40:30 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Hopefully we'll see some young'uns hanging with her on the Y very soon!!

Thanks, tig  :)

I would have loved to see that this morning!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 20, 2021, 06:45:23 AM
A few more pics of Mom before the harassing birds made her fly off.  The bird on the branch with her looked like an Oriole.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51258168292_65cc05f4eb_b.jpg)

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51259672769_a4f9ed2d32_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51259713484_72b4b37a95_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 20, 2021, 06:50:53 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on June 20, 2021, 06:55:42 AM
Beautiful Mom at the Y this morning
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51259921250_a70aef2275_b.jpg)

Ahhh we remembrance of 2011!  Where it all started for Mom and me, too.  She likes the memories as much as us.  Wouldn't it be nice if . . . . .2022 ::)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on June 20, 2021, 06:57:53 AM
For those newbies - 2011 was Mom's first year of motherhood, and it was with our Dad.  She's come a long way and done a fine job at the same time.  Just sayin'.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 20, 2021, 07:18:41 AM

Ahhh we remembrance of 2011!  Where it all started for Mom and me, too.  She likes the memories as much as us.  Wouldn't it be nice if . . . . .2022 ::)

P

Anywhere in the vicinity of camera range would be nice for 2022!   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 20, 2021, 10:57:55 AM
So special to see Mom on the Y! Thanks for all the pics and comments, everybirdy. ;)

Decorah Eagles. Eaglevocals and Mom on the Y-branch - explore.org 06-20-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O49KRY2n1ZM
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 20, 2021, 11:45:07 AM
Nothing better than Mom on the Y this morning!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 20, 2021, 12:16:54 PM
Forgot a few pics.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 20, 2021, 12:55:43 PM
T40 - Thanks for sharing Rosieann's video.

STL - It's been a few days since I've heard eagle chatter in the morning, so this morning was a real treat to see her.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: TPABay111 on June 21, 2021, 05:02:35 PM
Robin saw 1 hover & branching at N3 on Saturday! https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/06/21/6-19-21-day-trip/

...and RRP put an update that IzzySam spotted a fledgling in Decorah yesterday!

And... another blog post by RRP: https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/06/21/will-the-decorah-fledglings-go-to-the-hatchery/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 21, 2021, 05:29:30 PM
TPA - Thanks for posting the links. 

I had seen the Robin post on FB that RRP posted, but didn't see the other blog post about the fledglings.  Very interesting read!

I also noticed while clicking on the links you provided, there is a Watch Party featuring NOVA: Eagle Power tomorrow night.

https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/06/21/join-us-for-a-vip-watch-party-featuring-nova-eagle-power/ 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 21, 2021, 08:23:30 PM
TPA - Thanks for posting the links. 

I had seen the Robin post on FB that RRP posted, but didn't see the other blog post about the fledglings.  Very interesting read!

I also noticed while clicking on the links you provided, there is a Watch Party featuring NOVA: Eagle Power tomorrow night.

https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/06/21/join-us-for-a-vip-watch-party-featuring-nova-eagle-power/

Thanks Lisa!  I was just going to post this about Nova... very cool!  I'm there!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: paulie on June 21, 2021, 09:10:10 PM
Exciting news in Robin's latest report. Mom and DM2 need to build next season's nest at original DN1 Y nest.

Thanks to everyone for great photos and videos.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: paulie on June 21, 2021, 09:12:04 PM
With Father's Day just around the corner I want to celebrate the amazing eagle fathers in Decorah.  You could not ask for better examples of mates, nest builders, providers and nurturing male eagles.  Watching Dad who is gone in body but still here in spirit, DM2 and DN (North nest) have brought so many happy memories and smiles to my face.
jaspurr, Well said! I applaud you.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 21, 2021, 09:29:58 PM
Thanks for the links to the RRP posts, TPA!

Robin's pictures are great! Sure hope Mom and DM2 lead the kiddos to the hatchery.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 22, 2021, 11:07:13 AM
Join us for a VIP Watch Party featuring NOVA: Eagle Power!
June 21, 2021 RaptorResource

Join Iowa PBS and the Raptor Resource Project virtually on Tuesday, June 22 at 7 p.m. for a VIP Watch Party featuring NOVA: Eagle Power. This program takes viewers into the lives of these spectacular birds, following a nest of bald eagle chicks as they face everything from sibling rivalries to insect swarms and learn the skills they’ll need to survive. Meanwhile, researchers study one special golden eagle, using cutting-edge filming technology to capture her hunting techniques and flight maneuvers.

After the program, members of the Decorah-based Raptor Resource Project will join the conversation live to discuss the Decorah eagles, which are featured in this national program. Through the online shared media viewing platform, audience members can discuss the film, share resources and ask questions during the live discussion.

>>> RSVP for free and join us here: ovee.itvs.org/screenings/bxc6l. We look forward to seeing you!
News
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 23, 2021, 01:57:23 AM
Join us for a VIP Watch Party featuring NOVA: Eagle Power!
June 21, 2021 RaptorResource

Join Iowa PBS and the Raptor Resource Project virtually on Tuesday, June 22 at 7 p.m. for a VIP Watch Party featuring NOVA: Eagle Power. This program takes viewers into the lives of these spectacular birds, following a nest of bald eagle chicks as they face everything from sibling rivalries to insect swarms and learn the skills they’ll need to survive. Meanwhile, researchers study one special golden eagle, using cutting-edge filming technology to capture her hunting techniques and flight maneuvers.

After the program, members of the Decorah-based Raptor Resource Project will join the conversation live to discuss the Decorah eagles, which are featured in this national program. Through the online shared media viewing platform, audience members can discuss the film, share resources and ask questions during the live discussion.

>>> RSVP for free and join us here: ovee.itvs.org/screenings/bxc6l. We look forward to seeing you!
News

Here's the video for anyone who may have missed it: Eagle Power - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/eagle-power/

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 23, 2021, 04:22:52 AM
Join us for a VIP Watch Party featuring NOVA: Eagle Power!
June 21, 2021 RaptorResource

Join Iowa PBS and the Raptor Resource Project virtually on Tuesday, June 22 at 7 p.m. for a VIP Watch Party featuring NOVA: Eagle Power. This program takes viewers into the lives of these spectacular birds, following a nest of bald eagle chicks as they face everything from sibling rivalries to insect swarms and learn the skills they’ll need to survive. Meanwhile, researchers study one special golden eagle, using cutting-edge filming technology to capture her hunting techniques and flight maneuvers.

After the program, members of the Decorah-based Raptor Resource Project will join the conversation live to discuss the Decorah eagles, which are featured in this national program. Through the online shared media viewing platform, audience members can discuss the film, share resources and ask questions during the live discussion.

>>> RSVP for free and join us here: ovee.itvs.org/screenings/bxc6l. We look forward to seeing you!
News

Here's the video for anyone who may have missed it: Eagle Power - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/eagle-power/

Thank you, T40  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 23, 2021, 07:28:25 AM
A couple morning pics from Decorah...not eagles  :(
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51264993727_b9579110f5_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 23, 2021, 11:40:57 AM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
35m 
We're getting a lot of questions about watching the Decorah Eagles in the 2021/2022 season. John talked about this during our interview with Iowa Public TV last night and I wanted to share it with the wider world.
Are we going to be able to watch the Decorah Eagles next season? It's gotten very complicated. The N3 nest tree (as many of you know from Robin's Day Trips) is dead. Even if the landowner was excited about streaming, we can't climb the tree to install cameras and we don't know how well we can see them from adjacent trees, or how long those trees will remain healthy.
Bald eagles tend to abandon nest trees once the crown has died back and stopped producing leaves, so we don't even know whether Mom and DM2 will stay. They could return to the hatchery and N2B or build a new nest in another tree. Eagle researcher Mark Stahlmaster didn't count eagle nests as abandoned until they went five years without use, which gives us hope for N2B. Here's a video that gave several of you hope for a new nest at N1. Mom looks lovely! https://youtu.be/GKGPrrRszOs.
So: we were working on ways to stream N3 until we learned that the nest tree was dead. This new wrinkle has caused us to rethink our plans. We'll continue to watch the hatchery in person and remotely, and hope to know a little more about Mom and DM2's plans by early September. We'll share our observations with you. You can help us by sharing your observations via youtube, explore, facebook, and our website as we watch and wait to see what they do!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 23, 2021, 12:09:43 PM
Lisa, that was a gorgeous sunrise!

T40, thanks for the RRP update on the N3 situation. Always a new wrinkle when it comes to the eagles.  Still hoping to see Mom & DM2's fledglings at N1 and N2B, any day now.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 23, 2021, 12:12:40 PM
Thanks, STL....it was just as gorgeous here, as it was at DNN this morning!  ;)

T40 - Thanks for the RRP post.  Keeping my talons crossed that Mom & DM2 return to N2B, or in the vicinity of cam range next season!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 23, 2021, 04:16:46 PM
Great pics Lisa!

Thanks for the update from RRP, T40.

I'm with you Lisa! Hoping Mom and DM2 return back HOME!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 23, 2021, 04:59:33 PM
Great pics Lisa!

Thanks for the update from RRP, T40.

I'm with you Lisa! Hoping Mom and DM2 return back HOME!

 :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on June 24, 2021, 08:45:12 AM
Thank you for the information!

Would it make sense to install a platform on the N1 tree as was done for N2B?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on June 24, 2021, 08:49:51 AM
Interesting thought, Arcadia!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tulsaducati on June 24, 2021, 08:05:10 PM
Please join us on the Decorah Eagles Chatroll, Saturday, June 26 for a special Fledge Fundraiser chat. The DNN chat will be from 8 am to 10 am, and our special DE chat will be from 10 am until noon.  In the afternoon, join us on DE from 4 to 6 pm, then DNN from 6 to 8 pm.  Come reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and help raise funds to continue the important work of Raptor Resource Project.  Hope to see you at all 4 sessions!

Here are links to both chatrooms:
Decorah Eagles: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/
Decorah North Nest:  https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: pelmomma on June 25, 2021, 05:47:14 AM
Good morning!

 The schedule for the 2021 After The Fledge is available (https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/06/24/after-the-fledge-2021-schedule-and-registration-links/)

After The Fledge 2021 Schedule and Registration Links!

June 24, 2021
What are we doing for After The Fledge this year? Read through the schedule for a list of event times and locations, and follow this link to register and select your dinner and events!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/after-the-fledge-2021-registration-161142127441

Thursday, July 15
4 PM to 7 PM: Meet and Greet at the Hatchery! Join us to meet fans and mods, eat pizza, and register for the weekend and your dinners!

Friday, July 16
8:00 AM: Join RRP Director John Howe for a tour of the fish hatchery. We’ll meet at the hatchery pavilion and walk from there! Map: https://goo.gl/maps/YfTnvf3bh3TCGrzs5
9:00 AM and Noon: Join RRP Director John Howe at the Decorah Dog Park for a look at N3! Park at Walmart and amble over to the nearby dog park to catch a glimpse of new nest N3 and possibly the Decorah Eagles! Walmart map: https://goo.gl/maps/mY1KWH8E6emNQmuSA) and Dog Park map: https://goo.gl/maps/F4j6jRkFwrt78F698.
3:00 PM: River Raptors. We are so stoked for this! River Valley Raptors is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the conservation of raptors and other wildlife through education. Join us at the RRP hatchery tent to meet the birds of River Valley Raptors – and their humans, too! You can see some of them here: https://www.facebook.com/rivervalleyraptors

Off The Driftless is closed due to extremely low water levels. If this changes, we’ll meet for kayaking/canoeing on Friday, July 16, at 7:45 AM in the Off The Driftless parking lot. Watch their Facebook page for notifications: https://www.facebook.com/offthedriftless.

Saturday, July 17
9:00 AM: Hatchery bike ride. Meet us at Decorah Bicycles at around 8:45 and we’ll hit the trail to the hatchery at 9 AM! We are biking on a flat, paved trail to and from the hatchery, but you are welcome to hit the hard side on the way back. Map: https://g.page/DecorahBicycles?share.
Noon: Eagle Tracking lesson. Join RRP Director John Howe at the hatchery pavilion for an eagle tracking lesson! He’ll talk about our Decorah Eagles tracking project and show everyone how we use the transmitter to find eagles. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/YfTnvf3bh3TCGrzs5
2 PM: Meet Mr. Decorah. This will be awesome! Join RRP and S.O.A.R at the RRP hatchery tent to meet Mr. Decorah (a 2014 Decorah Eagles fledgling) and learn more about S.O.A.R.’s rehabilitation work. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/YfTnvf3bh3TCGrzs5
3 PM: Talk by RRP Director John Howe at the RRP hatchery tent. Learn more about what we do and where we are going, and ask John questions! Map: https://goo.gl/maps/YfTnvf3bh3TCGrzs5
5 PM: Celebration Dinner! Join us at the RRP hatchery tent for a delicious dinner!

Sunday
1:00 PM: Boat ride on the La Crosse Queen! Come check out the Flyway with us! We have 20 seats available, so reserve a ticket now!

We look forward to seeing all of you!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 25, 2021, 06:20:43 AM
Thank you, pel and tulsa for the info!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: TX_Ninja on June 25, 2021, 09:13:48 PM
Please join us on the Decorah Eagles Chatroll, Saturday, June 26 for a special Fledge Fundraiser chat. The DNN chat will be from 8 am to 10 am, and our special DE chat will be from 10 am until noon.  In the afternoon, join us on DE from 4 to 6 pm, then DNN from 6 to 8 pm.  Come reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and help raise funds to continue the important work of Raptor Resource Project.  Hope to see you at all 4 sessions!

Here are links to both chatrooms:
Decorah Eagles: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/
Decorah North Nest:  https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/

Sounds like a fun chat day, Tulsa.
Fledge Fundraiser chats are great events.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on June 26, 2021, 06:44:07 AM
Look who came down from the rafters - Hi there TX.   :o

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 26, 2021, 12:56:32 PM
Really nice seeing trout swimming up Trout Creek.  Water quality is improving, especially since that big cattle-lot down south toward Calmar quit raising beef.  Thank you new property owners.
Iowa water quality over here in western Iowa, sometimes referred to as Pigland*, is pretty bad and with a reddish cast, which makes any landowner improvements a financial bargaining chip.
Wonder when people will begin to realize how valuable clean water is.

*I just made that up....but Iowa does raise 1/3 of all the pork in American grocery stores!

ps--someone tell me why everything went bold even though I exited the ellipses with the next word after trout.  Try to be succinct and the editor screws the pooch, so to speak!!   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 27, 2021, 12:32:02 PM
Colorful daybreak & sunrise at Decorah today.  Mourning dove and GBHs but no eagles.  Apparently all 3 of the eaglets have fledged from N3, so keep your fingers crossed for sightings soon.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 27, 2021, 12:53:08 PM
Great morning pics, STL  That sunrise was beautiful.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 27, 2021, 01:17:36 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
2h

6-23-21 Day Trip
Story and Photos by Robin Brumm

I went to Decorah again on Wednesday.  Since Izzy reported that we had a fledge on Sunday, I wanted to see if any more had fledged, or if I could see the fledgling.  When I got to the N3 area, there were 2 eaglets on the nest and both parents in the perch tree near N3.  I scanned all the trees in the area and didn’t see the third eaglet.  The area is full of trees, and foliage, so it is like trying to find a needle in a haystack! 

Meanwhile, the two eaglets on the nest were doing lots of wingercising and branching to other limbs of the nest tree.  One eaglet was getting antsy, raising its wings, and doing lots of triangulating. Eagles triangulate by bobbing their head or moving it in circles to determine how far away an object is located. It looks like they are mapping out their flight plan!  Suddenly at 8:53am, It flew off the right side of the nest, flew toward the perch tree, and then banked to the right into a tree.  I don’t know if that was it’s first flight from the tree, or if it has flown off the nest before, so I’m not sure that would be considered its fledge.  I scanned all the trees with my binoculars, but I could not find the fledgling after that.

Suddenly Mom and DM2 both flew off.  I didn’t see where they went so I was watching the eaglet on the nest.  All of a sudden I heard some vocalizations, and looked up to see the parents circling high above the area.  They soared higher and higher until I could no longer see them.  A few minutes later, Mom landed on the left side of the nest tree, and a bit later, DM2 flew in and perched above the nest.  I wonder if they were showing the eaglets how to soar?

Around 12:30pm, I noticed somebirdy perched in a dead tree near N3.  I looked through my binoculars and it was a fledgling!  Yay, one of the fledglings!!  The juvie stayed in the dead tree for about 45 min. and then flew to a branch above the nest. I’m guessing that the juvenile perched in the dead tree and above the nest, was the juvenile that fledged on Sunday.  If the second fledgling just recently fledged, it probably wouldn’t be landing in those spots yet, because landings are hard and take practice! Lol  When the juvie flew to above the nest, DM2 flew over to the perch tree next to the nest tree.  So now there was one fledgling above the nest, one eaglet in the nest, Mom on the left side of the nest tree and DM2 in the perch tree, and I don’t know where the other juvie was.  Whew!  It’s hard to keep track of everyone! Lol. 

Mom flew over to the perch tree near DM2, and the juvie dropped down into the nest.  By this time, it was getting hot, so I decided to leave.  I was wishing I would have seen the other fledgling, but if it did fledge earlier today, it would probably be perched somewhere in a tree.  Most fledglings I have observed take some time to get their bearings before flying again, so I wasn’t surprised that I didn’t see it.  I hope next time I go to Decorah, the third eagle will have fledged, and I will be able to get photos of all three fledglings!

A quick reminder that Robin's photos are copyrighted and may not be downloaded without her express written consent.

UPDATE FROM SATURDAY:  A friend of mine is in Decorah and reported that all three eaglets have fledged!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 27, 2021, 01:34:06 PM
Wonderful news T40.  I am so envious of you.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 27, 2021, 05:44:07 PM
Thanks for posting Robin's report, T40! So exciting!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on June 28, 2021, 05:16:38 AM
ps--someone tell me why everything went bold even though I exited the ellipses with the next word after trout.  Try to be succinct and the editor screws the pooch, so to speak!!   :)

If you click Quote on your original post, you can see the hypertext markup. The code after the word "trout" is another begin bold, not an end bold. It should be forward slash b. You can see the proper code at the end of your message. I don't know what made that happen.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 28, 2021, 06:11:24 AM
Beautiful sunrise at Decorah
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51276267713_dca0a17fdd_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 28, 2021, 06:34:57 AM
I can't get enough of the sunrise pictures.  Some mice did an air drop on the nest box at GSB this morning and Newman was in the box.  This is taking home food delivery too far. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 28, 2021, 09:28:06 AM
Been busy with work and am just now getting back into Forum after a few weeks away.  So much to catch up on, but thanks to everyone who posts pics and info I'm able to 'get up to speed' quickly.  First and foremost, ALL 3 HAVE FLEDGED SUCCESSFULLY!!!  Sad that we all didn't get to see it this year, but so happy Mom and DM2 have added 3 more strong, healthy eagles to the population!  Many, many thanks to Robin Brumm for being our eyes this season! 

Registered for ATF this weekend and am looking forward to the Friday walk to N3!  This will be my 3rd ATF and it means so much to me after not being able to have one last year.  Hope to see many of my eagle peeps there! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 28, 2021, 09:39:47 PM
Good seeing you NW! I hear you on work!

I hope you guys get to see Mom, DM2 and the kiddos and get some good pics!!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 28, 2021, 09:46:47 PM
Heard wings at N2B on rewind a bit ago. CO found an adult trying to settle down for the night. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2021, 04:43:07 AM
T40 and tig - Thanks for the pics.  I see on Explore.org one of the chatters said, that this was Mom in the tree, as they have a friend in Decorah right now and they confirmed that Mom was in the maple and then flew to N2B.

NW - Yay, on getting all registered for ATF!    I am so excited to be able to attend this year.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 29, 2021, 05:24:11 AM
Her new mate built her a brand new home but she still misses N2B. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2021, 05:41:58 AM
Her new mate built her a brand new home but she still misses N2B.

And, we are all rooting for her to return to N2B  ;D

Morning, jaspurr!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 29, 2021, 05:44:27 AM
Yes we are.  Good morning Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 29, 2021, 05:57:34 AM
Lisa, I thought it was Mom but wasn't positive. I saw where SLP confirmed it was her!

I concur Jaspur and Lisa!!! Hope DM2 knows happy wife, happy life! HA!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2021, 05:58:26 AM
Lisa, I thought it was Mom but wasn't positive. I saw where SLP confirmed it was her!

I concur Jaspur and Lisa!!! Hope DM2 knows happy wife, happy life! HA!


Haha, tig!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2021, 07:04:52 AM
Mom is that you behind the maple leaves?
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GBH on treetop
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on June 29, 2021, 10:29:01 AM
T40, thanks for posting Robin's report. It was great news also that all three have fledged! Even if Mom was not enthusiastic about her new digs (boy, can I relate to that one), she is still a real Super Mom. She and DM2 have put 3 more eagles into the skies - flight school.
Now we have a chance to see them at the other sites, even if we don't know their "names".
Thanks to all for the super pictures.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 29, 2021, 10:57:56 AM
So it sounds like Mom slept at N2B possibly last night?  I hope she is able to persuade DM2 to nest there next season.  I think she really misses it. 

Loved that "Hope DM2 knows happy wife, happy life!", tig!  C'mon Mom, show him some of that spitfire we all know and love!  ;D

Nice shots Lisa, T40, and tig

I don't know if RRP is still trying to get the landowner to let them put cameras at N3, but it would be great if Mom was able to get DM2 to come back to N2B before RRP goes through the expense and time to install new equipment.  However, doesn't history show that they usually don't return to a prior nest, other than to visit?  Although I think Mom would have been happy at the Y branch (N1?) also if there had been a nest to go back to.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2021, 12:36:10 PM
NW - I believe RRP said that even if the landowners would allow it, they can't shoot lines into or climb up a dead tree. So, I think cams are out for N3. :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 29, 2021, 01:03:35 PM
NW - I believe RRP said that even if the landowners would allow it, they can't shoot lines into or climb up a dead tree. So, I think cams are out for N3. :(

Thanks for the info T40!  The thought crossed my mind that DM2 might have picked that tree because it was dead...no leaves, no bugs!  That first year he was with Mom was when the gnats & flies were so bad that it drove D32 & D33 from the nest.  So maybe picking that tree for N3 was no accident.

Let's keep our talons crossed that Mom can get DM2 to come back to N2B.  I've enjoyed watching the north nest this year and have learned so much about the country cousins, but really miss watching Mom and DM2. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 29, 2021, 01:47:51 PM
NW, here is some info from RRP in reference to T40's post in regards to N3.



The Decorah Eagles and 2021/2022
 June 23, 2021  RaptorResource
We’re getting a lot of questions about watching the Decorah Eagles in the 2021/2022 season. John talked about this during our interview with Iowa Public TV last night and I wanted to share it with the wider world.
Are we going to be able to watch the Decorah Eagles next season? It’s gotten very complicated. The N3 nest tree (as many of you know from Robin’s Day Trips) is dead. Even if the landowner was excited about streaming, we can’t climb the tree to install cameras and we don’t know how well we can see them from adjacent trees, or how long those trees will remain healthy.

Bald eagles tend to abandon nest trees once the crown has died back and stopped producing leaves, so we don’t even know whether Mom and DM2 will stay. They could return to the hatchery and N2B or build a new nest in another tree. Eagle researcher Mark Stahlmaster didn’t count eagle nests as abandoned until they went five years without use, which gives us hope for N2B. Here’s a video that gave several of you hope for a new nest at N1. Mom looks lovely and neither of the eagles seem ready to rent out N2B!

https://youtu.be/GKGPrrRszOs


So: we were working on ways to stream N3 until we learned that the nest tree was dead. This new wrinkle has caused us to rethink our plans. We’ll continue to watch the hatchery in person and remotely, and hope to know a little more about Mom and DM2’s plans by early September. We’ll share our observations with you. You can help us by sharing your observations via youtube, explore, facebook, and our website as we watch and wait to see what they do!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 29, 2021, 02:23:18 PM
tig, thank you for the information on N3.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2021, 02:42:38 PM
So it sounds like Mom slept at N2B possibly last night?  I hope she is able to persuade DM2 to nest there next season.  I think she really misses it. 

Loved that "Hope DM2 knows happy wife, happy life!", tig!  C'mon Mom, show him some of that spitfire we all know and love!  ;D

Nice shots Lisa, T40, and tig

I don't know if RRP is still trying to get the landowner to let them put cameras at N3, but it would be great if Mom was able to get DM2 to come back to N2B before RRP goes through the expense and time to install new equipment.  However, doesn't history show that they usually don't return to a prior nest, other than to visit?  Although I think Mom would have been happy at the Y branch (N1?) also if there had been a nest to go back to.

Thank you, NW  :)

tig - Thanks for bringing that RRP post over here and T40, thanks for the info too about the new nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 29, 2021, 05:39:33 PM
tig, thanks for sharing the info from RRP!  I didn't know that about a nest being considered abandoned after 5 years of non-usage.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 30, 2021, 01:59:52 PM
A few pics from Decorah today - I am gonna guess this was Mom on M2 this morning behind the maple leaves.  You can see her beak pointed up, as she vocalized when she arrived.  She sat there for a while, and then moved over to another branch where you could just see her tail and then finally flew off.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 30, 2021, 04:53:18 PM
Mom has the most beautiful tail in Decorah!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 01, 2021, 06:44:05 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Gonna guess this is Mom on M2, and cam ops caught her flying up to an upper branch at N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 01, 2021, 08:11:48 AM
Great pics Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 01, 2021, 08:21:14 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Thanks, and great pics too! 

It's so nice to see Mom, even if its behind the leaves.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 01, 2021, 08:28:04 AM
Hello from the maple
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 01, 2021, 08:44:15 AM
Beautiful day in Decorah.  Gorgeous Mom. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 01, 2021, 09:22:35 AM
Lisa, Great pic of Mom Decorah.  Maybe she will bring the fledglings this weekend to celebrate 4th of July?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 01, 2021, 10:21:25 AM
Wouldn't that be wonderful.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on July 01, 2021, 10:42:48 AM
I notice there aren't any leaves at the top of Mom's maple.  Hmmm....
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 01, 2021, 12:19:11 PM
STL - I have been wondering about her visits to the maple and N1 lately.  Is she trying to entice the new kids to follow?  I hope so!

Ginger - I looked back in some of my pics from last year Oct 2020, that part of Maple2 has never had any leaves on it. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 01, 2021, 12:29:27 PM
Here are a few more pics of Mom on Maple2 early this morning that I wanted to post earlier and forgot. She flew off Maple2 when a bee got a lil too close to her.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 01, 2021, 01:40:47 PM
What a glorious sight!! Mom and her Joan Crawford shoulders on M2! :-*

Decorah Eagles. Mom above N1 and on the Mapletree - explore.org 07-01-2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u17LNaPzXdw
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 01, 2021, 02:03:00 PM
What a glorious sight!! Mom and her Joan Crawford shoulders on M2! :-*

Decorah Eagles. Mom above N1 and on the Mapletree - explore.org 07-01-2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u17LNaPzXdw

Thanks for sharing, Rosieann's video!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on July 01, 2021, 07:39:02 PM
I notice there aren't any leaves at the top of Mom's maple.  Hmmm....
We were at the hatchery for the public discussion about the maples before M1 and others were removed. Every heritage maple along the drive shows signs of disease and distress. All their days are numbered. But to adjust a saying I have heard about oaks: Maples spend 50 years growing, 100 more years living, and then 50 years dying.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 02, 2021, 09:07:56 AM
Mom sees that "infested, dying, and unsightly" maple tree as the perfect perch to view the world.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on July 03, 2021, 05:59:34 AM
Hey everyone!  Just a little information about the 'After The Fledge' Trout Run Trail Bike Ride on Saturday, July 17.  Weather permitting we will meet at Decorah Bicycles at 8:45 AM CDT.  It opens at 9:00 AM on Saturdays.  I called and asked about wearing Masks inside the shop.  They are not required but are optional.  Decorah Bikes is located right next door to the famous Whippy Dip at 101 College Drive.  They do not take reservations so it is "first come, first serve".  Here is the link:  https://www.decorahbicycles.com/

We will be doing the easier part of the trail and that will be from the bike shop to the Decorah Fish Hatchery and back.  It's about 9 miles round trip.  We do stop and take a break at the hatchery.  There are 2 hills that we encounter. If you have not been on a bike in a while, I strongly recommend that you ride some before the day.  Please feel free to call the shop to discuss bike options and prices.  I'm including a link to the trail map.  We'll be doing the Purple dots #1-4 up to the Bald Eagle image:  https://parks.decorahia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/TRT_TrailMap-2.jpg 

Enjoy this virtual bike ride video showing how beautiful the trail is: https://youtu.be/8eG0XGs7Nrw
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 03, 2021, 02:05:51 PM
Hey everyone!  Just a little information about the 'After The Fledge' Trout Run Trail Bike Ride on Saturday, July 17.  Weather permitting we will meet at Decorah Bicycles at 8:45 AM CDT.  It opens at 9:00 AM on Saturdays.  I called and asked about wearing Masks inside the shop.  They are not required but are optional.  Decorah Bikes is located right next door to the famous Whippy Dip at 101 College Drive.  They do not take reservations so it is "first come, first serve".  Here is the link:  https://www.decorahbicycles.com/

We will be doing the easier part of the trail and that will be from the bike shop to the Decorah Fish Hatchery and back.  It's about 9 miles round trip.  We do stop and take a break at the hatchery.  There are 2 hills that we encounter. If you have not been on a bike in a while, I strongly recommend that you ride some before the day.  Please feel free to call the shop to discuss bike options and prices.  I'm including a link to the trail map.  We'll be doing the Purple dots #1-4 up to the Bald Eagle image:  https://parks.decorahia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/TRT_TrailMap-2.jpg 

Enjoy this virtual bike ride video showing how beautiful the trail is: https://youtu.be/8eG0XGs7Nrw

Thanks, iverburl for the virtual ride.

I hope I am able to do the real ride.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on July 04, 2021, 09:24:09 AM

Hey everyone!  Just a little information about the 'After The Fledge' Trout Run Trail Bike Ride  ... ...

Thanks, iverburl for the virtual ride.

I hope I am able to do the real ride.  ;)

Full credit to Glogdog, who leads the ride. She posted this in the ATF thread in the Lounge.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 04, 2021, 12:18:04 PM
IverBurl, where do I go for breakfast now that Ruby's is permanently closed? 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 04, 2021, 01:00:05 PM
Happy Independence Day to Everybirdie!
Looks like a beautiful day at Decorah.
We'll keep watching for the fledglings to visit.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 04, 2021, 01:03:22 PM

We'll keep watching for the fledglings to visit.

Absolutely!

Beautiful pic, STL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on July 04, 2021, 03:11:01 PM
IverBurl, where do I go for breakfast now that Ruby's is permanently closed?
The most like Ruby's would be Family Table on Mechanic Street. Say hi to my Dad Vern, a regular.
You can still get the Ronnie's rolls that Ruby's served at the HyVee grocery, formerly Quillan's.

I have had breakfast a couple of times at Magpie, and I see Java John's also advertises some breakfast entrees.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on July 04, 2021, 07:40:27 PM
Ton and I will vouch for Family Table.  Good family stop, food, prices; we've tried it several times.  Never did breakfast but guess this trip will do just that.

P   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on July 05, 2021, 05:36:38 AM
Right about 5:10 am somebirdy (sounding an awful lot like Mom) called morning reveille from off camera....then about 5 minutes later somebirdy (looking an awful lot like Mom) flew off toward the maple/retention pond area, down off the stairway perch and upstream toward the bridge.  Now if only those juvies would show up!  :) ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 05, 2021, 05:43:22 AM
Keep the faith Eburg.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 05, 2021, 06:00:33 AM
As eburg said, vocals were heard that sounded like Mom's and about 6 minutes later someone (Mom) flew off of N2B and headed towards M2.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 05, 2021, 06:29:39 AM
iverburl and Puff - Thanks for some of the names of food places in Decorah.  Just checked out their menus and they look good. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 05, 2021, 07:13:05 AM
About 25 minutes ago on rewind - Mom arrives at N2B, and you can see something moving underneath her.  She has come to the nest with a fish in talons.  She stays for a bit, and then heads out with her large fish.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 05, 2021, 08:00:07 AM
That is what I call a tail shot.  Good morning Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 05, 2021, 08:18:01 AM
That is what I call a tail shot.  Good morning Lisa.

LOL, morning jaspurr
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on July 05, 2021, 08:23:33 AM
Great capture of Mom, Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 05, 2021, 08:26:44 AM
Iverburg didn't steer me wrong about Ruby's.  With recommendations from him, his Dad and Puff, I know where my new hang out will be.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 05, 2021, 09:35:36 AM
Great capture of Mom, Lisa!

Thanks, nan  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 05, 2021, 10:08:33 AM
OH Boy, Lisa, if Mom is bringing fish to N2B, maybe the fledglings will be coming soon.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 05, 2021, 10:20:43 AM
OH Boy, Lisa, if Mom is bringing fish to N2B, maybe the fledglings will be coming soon.

Fingers crossed, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 05, 2021, 02:11:18 PM
Decorah Eagles. Eaglevocals, a flyby and Mom with a fish on N2B - explore.org 07-05-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkBEVgQTEVY&ab_channel=AmericanEagleFoundation

eburg - I couldn't tell if Mom was waiting for the kids to show up or trying to eat a meal in peace for a change. ;D ;D  Either way, I was hoping a juvie or three would show up. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on July 05, 2021, 03:42:07 PM
It would be great T40 if we knew where she went with the fish?

Thanks for the recap - woke up 15 minutes too late this morning.  Darn, but thanks for recap.


P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 05, 2021, 04:06:43 PM
Decorah Eagles. Eaglevocals, a flyby and Mom with a fish on N2B - explore.org 07-05-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkBEVgQTEVY&ab_channel=AmericanEagleFoundation

eburg - I couldn't tell if Mom was waiting for the kids to show up or trying to eat a meal in peace for a change. ;D ;D  Either way, I was hoping a juvie or three would show up. ;)

Thanks for the video, T40  :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 05, 2021, 08:03:01 PM
Classic from  2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1FmxfTS4Zk&list=WL&index=17
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on July 05, 2021, 08:44:22 PM
One of my many favorites from 2011!!! Isn't it just great, despite the grainy film? Thanks for sharing it here, T40.  I've watched this one so many times and never tire of watching my first Decorah family. Very special memories!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 06, 2021, 05:02:03 AM
From rewind - Around 2:30am a barred owl visited the nest.  They were kind of entertaining hopping all over the nest and picking up sticks.  They eventually flew off, but it sounded like they landed on the upper part of the skywalk.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 06, 2021, 05:47:46 AM
GO AWAY.  You're cute, but we don't want you near Mpm's nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on July 06, 2021, 06:30:14 AM
Classic for sure - Diva with her "stick" .  Maybe Mom should review the vid to give her a refresher on where to take fish for the three 2021 little ones.  Missing seeing their training lessons.   :-\

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 06, 2021, 07:51:47 AM
Mom is already on board coming to the hatchery.  I wish DM2 would be spotted there.  If he comes the rest will surely follow?  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 06, 2021, 08:12:43 AM
Someone behind the leaves
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 06, 2021, 08:33:11 AM
LOL, what kind of a spotter are you?  You have to do better than that.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 06, 2021, 09:09:25 AM
Mom arrived at N1, and stayed for about 15 minutes.  She did a lil preening to her feathers before finally vocalizing and flying off. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 06, 2021, 09:11:25 AM
More of Mom's visit
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: MNLindaBird on July 06, 2021, 10:51:51 AM
NOTE to IVERBURL regarding Off The Driftless.  ATF announcement still says OTD is closed.  Their FB page says they opened on June 28.  In the past you have coordinated this outing, but a different person was assigned after the 2019 event, but nothing being clarified about that this year.  Are you, or this new person, coordinating people who are interested in canoeing/kayaking the river - or are we all on our own for renting canoes (or Osagians as the case may be)?  Thanks for any additional info, Scott  :)  Looking forward to seeing you and Becky soon.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 06, 2021, 01:10:54 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Decorah Eagles
July 6, 2021: Mom on N1 and on the Y-branch - https://youtu.be/Wd7xSQQ9jrM. Mom thrills us all with a quick visit! She is standing on one of the camera cables at the beginning of the video. The cable is low-voltage and covered with loom, a rubberized hose, and camo tape to keep the eagles from piercing it. Although Mom appears to be a little curious about it, it doesn't appear to bother her.
July 6, 2021: Barred owl on N2B - https://youtu.be/EsJnjpcTja8. A barred owl checks out N2B, mantles (4:25), and leaves, all in almost complete silence. This is a stunning look at a very elusive bird!
July 5, 2021: Eaglevocals, a flyby and Mom with a fish on N2B - https://youtu.be/JkBEVgQTEVY. Mom keeps us guessing! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed hearing and seeing her again. We also saw her over near N1 just this morning. It's interesting to me that she is spending time here again, especially given that the N3 tree is dead. It is a good place to stay out of sight, especially with hungry fledglings on the wing. Still, I can't help but hope that she's reconsidering her decision to move.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 06, 2021, 01:27:11 PM
Lisa, love the pics of Mom at N1 and the Y. She looks remarkably svelte for this time of year. What a blessing to have little bother from the blackflies.

Thanks for the barred owl pics, too. I saw only one owl on the rewind.  It looked like maybe pouncing on moths or other insects now and then.  Beautiful, but stay away when there are baby eagles!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on July 06, 2021, 02:31:49 PM
NOTE to IVERBURL regarding Off The Driftless.  ATF announcement still says OTD is closed.  Their FB page says they opened on June 28.  In the past you have coordinated this outing, but a different person was assigned after the 2019 event, but nothing being clarified about that this year.  Are you, or this new person, coordinating people who are interested in canoeing/kayaking the river - or are we all on our own for renting canoes (or Osagians as the case may be)?  Thanks for any additional info, Scott  :)  Looking forward to seeing you and Becky soon.
You are correct, thanks for checking.
- Off the Driftless is open now, as you have seen. More rain expected in the next few days. The river probably will be good for paddling next week.
- I have stepped down as the paddling coordinator. An RRP person was going to take over. But as of yesterday, she now cannot attend ATF. I don't know RRP's current plans.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: MNLindaBird on July 06, 2021, 03:23:44 PM
Thanks so much for your response Scott.  It is unfortunate that the new/changed plan has not worked out well for those of us who may have enjoyed a group river outing - as a scheduled event.  If you think you and I could grab the two Osagians they may still have, Jheli and I would join you for a run down the river if you're interested  :)  Sounds as if the water may be ready for us.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 08, 2021, 11:09:59 AM
If wishes were horses . . . Somebody please take your branch loppers to ATF and remove just that one branch from the Maple tree. Then, we'd have a clear view of Mom or whichever BE likes to perch there, usually early in the mornings.  I know, we can't disturb the eagles, but wouldn't it be great to see them?    ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on July 08, 2021, 12:11:10 PM
rosieann's video and Lisa's pics of Mom at N1 have me nostalgic for my favorite nest (even if I haven't really "seen" N3). Thank you so much.
Will there be streaming video at any time from After The Fledge? I'm hoping for any videos or pics.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 08, 2021, 12:18:25 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
12hr

An update from David and Ann Lynch!

David Lynch

✰✰✰ Raptor Resource Project - Decorah Bald Eagles 2021: "Mom" Decorah - Defending her territory?

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Taken at the Decorah Fish Hatchery on July 1, 2021, this shows the female adult of the Decorah Eagles pair defending their old territory. This pair has built a new nest about 2 miles east of the hatchery, but mom has been visiting the hatchery (and the pairs old nest from 2020) every day and defending the territory from other raptors that have been spotted in the area.

Meanwhile, her mate DM2, has been busy taking care of the 3 now fledged juveniles at their current nesting site.

Seems “Mom” likes her alone time!

~Dave~

For those interested:
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 08, 2021, 01:01:11 PM
Decorah Mom is the National Symbol at its finest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 08, 2021, 01:14:23 PM
T40 - Thanks for the post on Mom!  She looks wonderful up there on the maple. 

I hope I get to see her next week!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 08, 2021, 02:13:06 PM
Lisa - I'm so envious of your trip! Have a marvelous ATF! And bring back lots of pictures. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 08, 2021, 02:32:55 PM
Lisa - I'm so envious of your trip! Have a marvelous ATF! And bring back lots of pictures. ;)

Thanks, T40!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on July 08, 2021, 09:06:52 PM
Anybirdy else gettin' a warm feeling about a GBH cam if Mom and DM2 continue their absentee landlord residences.  Just sayin'!!   ;) :) ::)

Five minutes later and I've reconsidered.  Great Blue Heron's don't qualify as raptors, and therefore would not be considered proper for RRP funding.  Maybe.....oh well, just speculating.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on July 08, 2021, 09:45:13 PM
Anybirdy else gettin' a warm feeling about a GBH cam if Mom and DM2 continue their absentee landlord residences.  Just sayin'!!   ;) :) ::)

Five minutes later and I've reconsidered.  Great Blue Heron's don't qualify as raptors, and therefore would not be considered proper for RRP funding.  Maybe.....oh well, just speculating.
The Flyway cam is a lot more than raptors. (Though it is the GSB hunting ground and also hosts lots of eagles.) Because RRP has the hardware there, perhaps they might partner with another birding organization.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 09, 2021, 04:37:37 AM
From rewind last night - Mom on M2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 09, 2021, 05:04:38 AM
I would support a GBH cam.  We have a rookery near me that is not easily accessible for observation.  I have accompanied park officials studying the rookery and a cam would be a great idea.

Lisa, no doubt you are going to get up close the Mom.  I have stood underneath her when she was perched on a maple tree. She is use to people being near.  You will get some beautiful pictures.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 09, 2021, 05:35:48 AM
I would support a GBH cam.  We have a rookery near me that is not easily accessible for observation.  I have accompanied park officials studying the rookery and a cam would be a great idea.

Lisa, no doubt you are going to get up close the Mom.  I have stood underneath her when she was perched on a maple tree. She is use to people being near.  You will get some beautiful pictures.

Morning, jaspurr

Oh, I do hope I get to see her, but if I don't just being in Decorah will be worth the long trek!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on July 09, 2021, 06:09:19 AM
I would support a GBH cam.  We have a rookery near me that is not easily accessible for observation.  I have accompanied park officials studying the rookery and a cam would be a great idea.

Lisa, no doubt you are going to get up close the Mom.  I have stood underneath her when she was perched on a maple tree. She is use to people being near.  You will get some beautiful pictures.

Best Mom experience for me was when she flew off the pond area while fishing.  She flew nice and low so that I could feel the wind i.e. power of the flight of her wings.  Quiet, beautiful, smooth, strong.  GASP!

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 09, 2021, 06:24:06 AM
I would support a GBH cam.  We have a rookery near me that is not easily accessible for observation.  I have accompanied park officials studying the rookery and a cam would be a great idea.

Lisa, no doubt you are going to get up close the Mom.  I have stood underneath her when she was perched on a maple tree. She is use to people being near.  You will get some beautiful pictures.

Best Mom experience for me was when she flew off the pond area while fishing.  She flew nice and low so that I could feel the wind i.e. power of the flight of her wings.  Quiet, beautiful, smooth, strong.  GASP!

P

Puff - I hope I get to experience that!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 09, 2021, 07:11:29 AM
Great pics of Mom Lisa!

T40, I'm a little jelly too!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 09, 2021, 08:51:55 AM
Yes Puff.  You never forget an experience like that.  Save me a seat.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 09, 2021, 01:32:21 PM
Great pics, tig!

I wish you and T40 were attending ATF!  I would love to meet you both.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 09, 2021, 02:43:55 PM
I wish I was too! I would love to meet all of you!

Maybe I'll make it one of these days.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 09, 2021, 03:06:11 PM
I wish I was too! I would love to meet all of you!

Maybe I'll make it one of these days.

 :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on July 09, 2021, 03:18:25 PM
Near disaster occurred only one week from ATF!!

https://decorahnews.com/news/2310/car-hits-the-whippy-dip-causes-minor-damage/

We got off lucky this time, but next week we realize you visitors will be in a frenzied state.
Like the  desk sergeant on "Hill Street Blues" said...."be careful out there."   ;) ;) :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 09, 2021, 03:36:20 PM
Not the Whippy Dip.  It didn't say whether or not she was OK.  I hope she was and that everyone inside was OK. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 09, 2021, 03:53:00 PM
Near disaster occurred only one week from ATF!!

https://decorahnews.com/news/2310/car-hits-the-whippy-dip-causes-minor-damage/

We got off lucky this time, but next week we realize you visitors will be in a frenzied state.
Like the  desk sergeant on "Hill Street Blues" said...."be careful out there."   ;) ;) :)

Yikes  :o 

Hope the officer is ok!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 09, 2021, 04:10:52 PM
Eburg, LOL I am not frenzied when I am in Decorah.  I come to Decorah to lower my blood pressure.  It is only when I am here that I am frenzied. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 09, 2021, 07:41:32 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on July 09, 2021, 11:12:19 PM
Bonjour Everyone
Some more Pics between 19h00 and 20h40
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on July 09, 2021, 11:13:28 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 10, 2021, 03:26:40 AM
tig, is that a juvenile?????  Can't really tell because of the lightning.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 10, 2021, 03:38:51 AM
Sorry tig, see your Mom comment on lthe ast picture.  Haven't had my coffee and I don't have my glasses on.  Hope eternal here.  I just keep hoping that DN2 or one of the juveniles will show up at the hatchery.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on July 10, 2021, 05:30:42 AM
DM2 just ate his breakfish at N2B.  5:25ish am.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 10, 2021, 06:11:33 AM
Eburg, You have just made my day.  Finally, a positive sight of DM2 at the hatchery. :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 10, 2021, 06:19:02 AM
Great pics Philjo!

Ha, no worries Jaspurr! I need my coffee and glasses too!!

Dropping in for breakfast and hiding in the maple!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 10, 2021, 07:27:05 AM
Hi everyone!!! Thanks eburg for the heads up... took a little snip of our beautiful DM2 this morning :)  Looks like he did his "spider man" move from the "loft".  Great place to get away from the juvies, but hoping they find his secret spot soon! ;)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 10, 2021, 08:15:19 AM
Great gif Lori!!

I hope the kiddos find his hiding spot too!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 10, 2021, 09:15:04 AM
Me too Lori and tig.  If he got the fish from the hatchery or the stream behind the nest, hopefully the kids will follow him and Mom to the food source.  Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tulsaducati on July 10, 2021, 09:27:16 AM
DM2 on N2B 7-10-21:
https://youtu.be/EYXcLSlfHJg
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 10, 2021, 09:52:04 AM
Thanks, everybirdy, for the pics and gif! So wonderful to see the awesome-looking DM2 at the nest!

Be sure to check out tulsa's special video. You can hear a juvie four times, wishing that fish was theirs!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 10, 2021, 10:06:42 AM
While we are on happy news, Lori, what a dramatic transformation Chance (GSB) has undergone from the first picture you took on banding day.  If you haven't seen her you should look quickly because soon she will be soaring with Zooey and Newman.  A success story for RRP and everyone involved.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 10, 2021, 10:46:29 AM
How great to see DM2 at the N2B nest this morning!  And a leafy pic of two eagles in the maple? 
All the ATFers may get up close views of the Decorah family at the fishery!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 10, 2021, 12:34:29 PM
Thank you, everyone for pics, gifs and video of this mornings activity!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 10, 2021, 06:45:39 PM
Around 6:40 or so.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 10, 2021, 07:23:24 PM
Around 6:40 or so.

Great pics, tig!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 10, 2021, 09:35:47 PM
Thanks Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 10, 2021, 09:36:51 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 11, 2021, 02:28:28 AM
Finally got around to watching Tulsa's video.  I was so focused on seeing DM2 at the hatchery that I missed the AUDIO.   T40 pointed it out..    There was a juvenile at the hatchery with DM2.  You can hear him in the background.  Thank you Tulsa and T40.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 11, 2021, 05:20:23 AM
Early morning pics from Decorah - Mom was still perched on the camera branch till about 5:12am, and flew off to M2 (hard to see behind the leaves).
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 11, 2021, 05:21:28 AM
:)

Wonderful pics, tig  :)

I have hope for this week of seeing Mom!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 11, 2021, 05:52:17 AM
Good morning Lisa, I have hopes of seeing DM2 and a juvie.  It will be fun trying to find them in the trees.  There will be lots of eyes to help.  If I didn't have so much to do I would leave today.    I am as Eburg says, so frenzied to get traveling.  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 11, 2021, 05:56:30 AM
Thanks and great pics Lisa!

I think you will see Mom and DM2 and possibly a kiddo(or 3)!!!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 11, 2021, 05:57:31 AM
Good morning Lisa, I have hopes of seeing DM2 and a juvie.  It will be fun trying to find them in the trees.  There will be lots of eyes to help.  If I didn't have so much to do I would leave today.    I am as Eburg says, so frenzied to get traveling.  LOL

Morning, jaspurr  :)

I was going to start my trek Tuesday morning, but now will start tomorrow afternoon.  I have an appointment in the morning that I can't cancel.

I can't wait to see Mom....seeing her on cam these past few days is giving me hope that we will see her this week!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 11, 2021, 05:57:59 AM
Thanks and great pics Lisa!

I think you will see Mom and DM2 and possibly a kiddo(or 3)!!!

Great pics, tig!

Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nhjane on July 11, 2021, 06:05:09 AM
Friends are already in Decorah for ATF and saw Mom at M2 last night. Looking forward to being there next week.I feel positive about seeing the whole eagle family, it's just being at the right place at the right time.Glad no big problems at WhippyDip. A small group of us are "closers' there most evenings, for 'last cone' call.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 11, 2021, 06:06:01 AM
All of you will have so much fun! Very Jelly!!!
Get lot's of pics!
Most importantly, have a safe and fun time!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on July 11, 2021, 06:16:34 AM
Two viewpoints this morning - AFT isn't next week, it's this week.  We crossed the timeline.  LOL

Tony and I on Thursday afternoon.  Later gator.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 11, 2021, 06:17:41 AM
tig - Thanks  :)

nhjane - Hope your friends are having a great time.  Can't wait to get there!

Puff - See you soon!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 11, 2021, 10:18:36 AM
nhjane, save some Whippy Dip for the rest of us. :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 11, 2021, 10:39:07 AM
nhjane, keep an eye out for stray cats at the hatchery.  I am bringing cat food.  You know who this is. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 11, 2021, 02:00:08 PM
The ATF-ers are getting excited as the event finally arrives this week. Hope you all have a wonderful time and see LOTS of eagles. And send the Pictures to us waiting at the Forum!

One of the BEs was perched above N2B, to the right in the pic, early morning, before color came back on. Pretty sure it was Mom, who was also at the Maple2 a bit later.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 11, 2021, 03:21:31 PM
Wish you were coming STL.  I have my Birds of Iowa book packed. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on July 11, 2021, 03:28:03 PM
Does anybirdy have a list of the current Moderators?  Haven't kept up since we lost gardengirl and I don't want to make a faux pas at the ATF and not salute and show respect and all that.   ;)  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 11, 2021, 04:16:21 PM
Does anybirdy have a list of the current Moderators?  Haven't kept up since we lost gardengirl and I don't want to make a faux pas at the ATF and not salute and show respect and all that.   ;)  ;)

eburg -

Here is the list of moderators from the RRP - Decorah Eagle Cam - Guidelines and Mods section:
Decorah Moderated Chat
The lead moderators are jfrancl, tulsaducati, and Oregonian.
Moderators are Bob1603, bustopbird, cwellsla, eaglesrock29, Faith, glogdog, iriscats, izzysamlikeseagles, jfrancl, littlebittykitty, pansie, pelmomma, pyrmum1, smileawhile, ThinkingWoman, truthpainter, tulsaducati, and TX_Ninja.

jfrancl, posted on her FB page that she was retiring from being a moderator for chat, I think last month sometime. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on July 11, 2021, 05:12:21 PM
Thanks Lisa!  Quite a few new faces to meet.  Hope there's a good turnout!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 11, 2021, 05:23:21 PM
Thanks Lisa!  Quite a few new faces to meet.  Hope there's a good turnout!

You’re welcome  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on July 11, 2021, 05:28:12 PM
I've made five trips to Decorah, the first in 2013 and the most recent in 2018, but not during ATF.  If I ever go again it will be to ATF. For those of us who love the Decorah eagles, it is truly a magical place, at least it felt that way to me and most especially on my first trip there. If you're fortunate enough to see Mom, DM2, or one more more juvies it will become a memory you keep forever. Wishing all of you a wonderful time and safe travels. Please take pictures and share if you can.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 12, 2021, 05:45:17 AM
Mom on M2 at 5:25am
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51307312375_668a809ef1_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 12, 2021, 05:59:37 AM
Great pics Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 12, 2021, 06:29:38 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Love the one of Mom taking off, tig!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 12, 2021, 07:12:00 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Love the one of Mom taking off, tig!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on July 12, 2021, 07:16:35 AM
Lisa And other newbies this may pertain to. . .

If you're driving and have the room, good suggestion is to bring along a portable lawn chair.  There is bench seating under the pavilion, and under the gathering tent for pizza night and Saturday night festivities there will be tables and chairs, BUT

For waiting and watching for the appearance of any flying objects at the retention runoff pond for fish dinner, it helps to sit.  We know from forum that appearances can be long-awaited.   ::)  Another nice meet-and-greet area.  Just a reminder, though, to wait quietly so the honored guests are not dissuaded from coming by.  Just saying - a chair and patience are useful for downtime.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 12, 2021, 07:22:44 AM
Lisa And other newbies this may pertain to. . .

If you're driving and have the room, good suggestion is to bring along a portable lawn chair.  There is bench seating under the pavilion, and under the gathering tent for pizza night and Saturday night festivities there will be tables and chairs, BUT

For waiting and watching for the appearance of any flying objects at the retention runoff pond for fish dinner, it helps to sit.  We know from forum that appearances can be long-awaited.   ::)  Another nice meet-and-greet area.  Just a reminder, though, to wait quietly so the honored guests are not dissuaded from coming by.  Just saying - a chair and patience are useful for downtime.

P

Thanks, Puff

Got my chair all packed, along with a lil cooler, snacks and a camera  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 12, 2021, 07:27:56 AM
Don't forget your binoculars, Lisa.  Last check on forum before I head out the door.   :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 12, 2021, 07:53:03 AM
Don't forget your binoculars, Lisa.  Last check on forum before I head out the door.   :) :)

Got'em!

Drive safe!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 12, 2021, 10:27:39 AM
All of you going to ATF, have fun, get lots of pics and have a safe trip!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on July 13, 2021, 01:20:58 AM
Hi every one
07-12 around 20h00
An adult Mom/Dm2 was insight, branched
Then decided to go fishing and then she flew away
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on July 13, 2021, 01:24:52 AM
End
Upper left, down toward the water
Center just after touching the water or catching a fish
Center right flying away
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 13, 2021, 09:14:16 AM
Philjo, great pics of eagle fishing this morning!  ATF attendees might get some closeups later this week.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on July 13, 2021, 09:20:29 AM
Philjo, great pics of eagle fishing this morning!  ATF attendees might get some closeups later this week.
Early arrivers already are. (I think you need to be a friend of Debbie to see this Facebook post.)
https://m.facebook.com/debbie.h.ripple/posts/pcb.10158583180949611/?photo_id=10158583180644611&mds=%2Fphotos%2Fviewer%2F%3Fphotoset_token%3Dpcb.10158583180949611%26photo%3D10158583180644611%26profileid%3D100001008881811%26source%3D48%26refid%3D52%26ref%3Dm_notif%26notif_t%3Dfeed_comment_reply%26__tn__%3DEH-R%26cached_data%3Dfalse%26ftid%3D&mdp=1&mdf=1
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 13, 2021, 02:14:12 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
1hr

Where are D27 and D36? The two appear to have opted for staycations this year, with D27 spending her time on the Upper Iowa just north of Decorah, and D36 exploring SE Minnesota.
 
D36 is currently located on the north branch of the Root River near Chatfield, MN. It winds beneath tall hills, steep ridges, and - towards the Root - tall limestone bluffs. Like Decorah, this area has everything an eagle might want: a clean, cold, shallow river teeming with fish, steep, forested slopes for shelter and thermal soaring, and upland farm country with supplemental feed lots and views that go for miles. At 10,000 feet, D36 would just be able to see Decorah from his present location.

How about D27? She turned four on April 1st and will be old enough this fall to find a mate and settle down. She might not do so right away, but her decision to stay home this year might reflect a change in her hormonal regime. Although individual eagles might vary, younger eagles often wander more than older eagles. Is D27 towards the end of her wandering years? Time will tell!

How far has each eagle traveled and is D27's staycation decision a big change? We started tracking D27 on August 9 of 2017. She has traveled about 14,027 miles since then, including three trips to northwest Ontario (2018, 2019, and 2020, when the rest of us were stuck at home). So her staycation is a real departure from her previous three summers!

We started tracking D36 on June 30 of 2020 (I remember his capture well, since it wasn't easy to work with masks on). He has traveled about 3,735 miles since then. His farthest trip north was to the Pelican Rapids, MN area, about 300 miles north of his natal nest, but he has tended to stay a little closer to home than his far-flung sister. We'll see if this remains true as he goes through his second and third years.

Thanks so much for the airmail, D36 and D27. Fly high and stay cool! A thousand thanks also to Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their expertise, maps, and data. If you would like to explore the travels of any of the eagles we've tracked, visit https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/.

D36 isn't the only one wandering the Root water trail. This stunning area of Minnesota is just a little bit north of Decorah, Iowa. You can learn more about it here: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/watertrails/rootriver/index.html.
(https://scontent.fapa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/217291214_4143948602308394_1593156482441058446_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=f8jEaIEqC4sAX9Ala5S&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-2.fna&oh=22fa0beb49f5a43740a055f8de21861a&oe=60F2B46C)

Could D36 see Decorah from 10,000 feet, which is about as high as we think bald eagles fly? This Google Earth image indicates that he could likely see the area, especially given that his eyesight is so much better than ours. You can see why he likes the area!
(https://scontent.fapa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/217926033_4143948622308392_1694542686064791305_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=oF2pD8gzcNYAX-QwCls&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-2.fna&oh=54b6cf4698d3ec21d92744e2bf3adc47&oe=60F38247)

An overview of D27 and D36 in July of 2021.
(https://scontent.fapa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/217016555_4143948638975057_1598285788890099950_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=730e14_nc_ohc=so6YKjP834IAX_yttSN&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-2.fna&oh=c0db008bee3cb0b6904f7c6ebae89b4a&oe=60F296AF)

July 13, 2021: D27's map!
(https://scontent.fapa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/216743092_4143949798974941_4282996832168397909_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=Fa0uUUoH9UIAX-xAAW9&tn=D5GA4jd6ZoBoJbV5&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-2.fna&oh=c1802b5088da46abf5b5d3ae3bafeec0&oe=60F392BB)

July 13, 2021: D36's map!
(https://scontent.fapa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/218003497_4143949868974934_5708734229140933261_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=qOXTCT6pumQAX_0lGxd&_nc_oc=AQmtwdAnBZ-khkThHKXXG-CgWvuX96Jo62rXu5WAb4q2aCtNpnRWp3LgIo-ZcGKnIRr20YpF7uIrLJ4u923hpmKC&tn=D5GA4jd6ZoBoJbV5&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-1.fna&oh=7211ac42bb46407b111dff8bfbeb3c8f&oe=60F2A6DB)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 13, 2021, 02:36:28 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 13, 2021, 04:49:46 PM
T40, thanks for the RRP post and maps of our traveling eagles!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 13, 2021, 10:27:58 PM
Mom with takes her fish dinner to N2B
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 13, 2021, 10:29:19 PM
Mom has a little friend
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 14, 2021, 12:57:36 AM
Decorah Eagles. Fishing in the pond - explore.org 07-12-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jl-MjpJEZY&ab_channel=RosieannB

Decorah Eagles 7-13-21, Beautiful Mom on the maple, fishing, shows her catch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S7M11qkCm4

Decorah Eagles 7-13-21, Mom brings her fish to N2B, perches on the skywalk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsxIVnNMxpc
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 14, 2021, 02:18:46 AM
Tig, Tulsa, T40, Thanks for the maps of our traveling eagle friends and the pics and videos of beautiful Mom. Bring on the fledglings!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 14, 2021, 06:38:04 AM
T40 - thanks for the updates on our traveling kids

Tig - great pics of Mom
Will be in Decorah before noon and hope to see her today!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 14, 2021, 06:38:19 AM
Sorry for the blurriness on some of these
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 14, 2021, 06:39:03 AM
T40 - thanks for the updates on our traveling kids

Tig - great pics of Mom
Will be in Decorah before noon and hope to see her today!

They are waiting for you! Drive safely!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on July 14, 2021, 10:45:27 AM
tigeag, thanks for the pics and captions.
T40, thanks for posting tulsa's videos of our beautiful Mom.
I really appreciate all the folks who post because my viewing time is so limited.
I am at ATF in spirit and can't wait to hear and see all the news of sightings.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 14, 2021, 01:17:14 PM
Decorah Eagles. Mom in the thunderstorm - explore.org 07-14-2021

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

Decorah Eagles. Mom in the thunderstorm - explore.org 07-14-2021

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

Decorah Eagles. Is that you DM2? - explore.org 07-14-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdTK1Bzy2Xk&ab_channel=RobertEFuller
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 14, 2021, 01:18:53 PM
I am in heaven. I just pulled up at the hatchery and Mom is on M2!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 14, 2021, 01:25:08 PM
Lisa!!! - So happy you made it safely there --- and that Mom is your official ATF greeter!! 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 14, 2021, 02:17:23 PM
T40 -  Seeing Mom up there made the trip from Maryland definitely worth the while. I almost forgot to put the car in park before I got out, I was so excited!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on July 14, 2021, 02:27:53 PM
We can hear the excitement in your posting.   ;D

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 14, 2021, 02:30:37 PM
T40 -  Seeing Mom up there made the trip from Maryland definitely worth the while. I almost forgot to put the car in park before I got out, I was so excited!  ;D

LOLOL!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: angelolady on July 14, 2021, 02:31:54 PM
Methinks Lisa may have some fun on this trip.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 14, 2021, 03:37:23 PM
T40 -  Seeing Mom up there made the trip from Maryland definitely worth the while. I almost forgot to put the car in park before I got out, I was so excited!  ;D

Hahaha! That is so awesome!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 14, 2021, 03:37:52 PM
Methinks Lisa may have some fun on this trip.   ;D

I think you are right!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 14, 2021, 03:56:09 PM
Looks like Mom got a little wet in the storm about 5 hours ago.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on July 14, 2021, 04:57:24 PM
Oh boy!!  Looks like we'll have some "live camera" action at ATF this year, as John Howe and perhaps Willard gave us a test viewing out by Decorah Hatchery Control.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 14, 2021, 05:37:47 PM
Finally got my pic to upload that took of Mom when I arrived earlier in Decorah.  It’s not the greatest, as I took it with my cell.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51311569411_338213e344_4k.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 14, 2021, 05:48:00 PM
That's a great pic Lisa!! So special!
Glad you made it safely!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 14, 2021, 07:50:39 PM
Around 5:40 or so
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 14, 2021, 08:05:55 PM
ATF has officially begun for LisaG!! A welcoming committee (Mom on Maple2) and everything. Joy, and rain, abounding.    :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on July 14, 2021, 08:25:12 PM
Now you have to mark that pic lisa - that would be your first official, live and in-person Decorah picture - and of MOM!   That's a lot of firsts.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on July 14, 2021, 09:15:08 PM
T40 -  Seeing Mom up there made the trip from Maryland definitely worth the while. I almost forgot to put the car in park before I got out, I was so excited!  ;D
I know that feeling, Lisa! :D So happy for you!

T40, thanks for sharing the postcards and maps from the kids! I don't always mention it but I am always thrilled and grateful when we get those reports!

Puff, wishing you and Ton a safe trip to Decorah, as well! I know you will enjoy!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 15, 2021, 03:12:38 AM
Lisa, Mom knew you were coming and wanted to greet you at the front door.  Don't forget, NO frenzied in Decorah.  Please don't hit the Whippy Dip.  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 15, 2021, 04:57:37 AM
Getting ready to get my shower and head back out to the hatchery, and see if I can get a peek at Mom again.  It looks like the rain has left the area. 

Jaspurr - I hope to see you out there this morning.  Look for me…I have a gray Honda Pilot SUV.

Nan - Thanks, it was the best feeling in the world.  :)

Puff - Have a safe trip today….hope to see you too today.  :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on July 15, 2021, 09:10:40 AM
Oh, jaspurr, I just read that you'll be in Decorah, as well. Have a wonderful time! Is it your first trip?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: bustopbird on July 15, 2021, 10:54:44 AM
I am in heaven. I just pulled up at the hatchery and Mom is on M2!!!
So happy for Lisa and everyone going to ATF.  I well remember the first time I saw Mom in person-the joy is indescribable! Have fun and keep those pictures coming.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on July 15, 2021, 11:54:31 AM
Here is a list of changes I recall in Decorah since last ATF.

The Landing, across bridge from Whippy Dip and beside Pulpit Rock Brewery, is a group of about half a dozen food vendors around a comfortable seating area, plus outside seating.

Old Armory BBQ has left the old armory building and now across the street from The Landing.

Impact Coffee (our favorite) now is in a big and comfortable building on the main drag, in the former Penney's store.

High Wide and Handsome is a new pizza place across the street from Mabe's. A bit more gourmet. But strangest name ever for a restaurant. Must be an inside joke or something.

Ruby's is closed. The place most comparable is Family Table where Mechanic Street turns into Short Street. Look for a Viking serving pie.

Java John's and Magpie might now offer more breakfast choices than before.

301 Eatery is on the main street across from Blue Heron Knittery, but only does lunches and then a slim selection. And irregular hours or offerings. We tried to buy stuff there twice without luck, and have given up.

Beyond the Bar Bakery is near Sugar Bowl ice cream (white with a balcony) on the main street. Another place that seems to be difficult to find open, but the one time I got in the door there were good treats.

Decorah Coop Grocery has a smaller hot food bar now and only outdoor seating since the pandemic. They have been one of the most cautious. CORRECTION They reopened their indoor seating yesterday.

Welcome to Decorah everyone.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 15, 2021, 12:10:29 PM
nanimal, this is my fourth trip.  Met Lisa this am.  As soon as Lisa arrived at the hatchery Mom showed up at the Maple tree and sat there for almost two hours.  It is safe to say that Lisa is a Happy Camper.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on July 15, 2021, 02:13:26 PM
T40 -  Seeing Mom up there made the trip from Maryland definitely worth the while. I almost forgot to put the car in park before I got out, I was so excited!  ;D

I am so pleased to hear about your official greeter!! Have a wonderful time.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 15, 2021, 05:28:48 PM
From RRP's ATF Schedule for today, July 15, 2021:

9:00 AM and Noon: Join RRP Director John Howe at the Decorah Dog Park for a look at N3! Park at Walmart and amble over to the nearby dog park to catch a glimpse of new nest N3 and possibly the Decorah Eagles! Walmart map: https://goo.gl/maps/mY1KWH8E6emNQmuSA) and Dog Park map: https://goo.gl/maps/F4j6jRkFwrt78F698.

OK you ATFers! Spill!

On the cam site, it says this for tomorrow :

Friday, July 16
8:00 AM: Virtual live fish hatchery tour. Get up early and join us!
Noon: Virtual live look at N3
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 15, 2021, 05:45:36 PM
Don't know who this is just now, but that's Mom's shade of eyeshadow. 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 15, 2021, 09:41:32 PM
I have had the best day ever!  Mom was at the hatchery when I got there at 6 am, and she stayed for a lil over 3 hours.  Everyone is so nice and friendly.  I went to lunch with Glo, and she and I took a ride by the Walmart parking lot get a peek at N3 and while we were there, we could see a fledgling in the tree next to N3 perched on the branch.  There was a visiting eagle that sat perched in the bluffs for a lil while this afternoon, and then finally Mom showed back up and we think DM2 as well at the hatchery.  I just got back to my room.  I hated leaving the hatchery, as Mom was still perched on top of M2.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 15, 2021, 09:52:58 PM
I have had the best day ever!  Mom was at the hatchery when I got there at 6 am, and she stayed for a lil over 3 hours.  Everyone is so nice and friendly.  I went to lunch with Glo, and she and I took a ride by the Walmart parking lot get a peek at N3 and while we were there, we could see a fledgling in the tree next to N3 perched on the branch.  There was a visiting eagle that sat perched in the bluffs for a lil while this afternoon, and then finally Mom showed back up and we think DM2 as well at the hatchery.  I just got back to my room.  I hated leaving the hatchery, as Mom was still perched on top of M2.

It sounds like you had a great day!! I'm so excited for you!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Lani on July 15, 2021, 10:08:52 PM

awww Lisa, I'm so happy for you! Best day ever!  ;D :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: pelmomma on July 15, 2021, 11:53:03 PM
Hi all.  For those of us not in Decorah (and envying/rejoicing for those who are) here are the live stream events straight from Amy:

We will be broadcasting these live After The Fledge events on the Decorah Eagles page at our website [https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/ (https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/)] and explore.org [https://explore.org/livecams/bald-eagles/decorah-eagles (https://explore.org/livecams/bald-eagles/decorah-eagles)]

Friday, July 16
8:00 AM: Virtual live fish hatchery tour. Get up early and join us!
Noon: Virtual live look at N3
3:00 PM: River Valley Raptors. Meet the birds of River Valley Raptors – and their humans, too! You can see some of them here: https://www.facebook.com/rivervalleyraptors

Saturday, July 17
Noon: Virtual Eagle Tracking lesson. John Howe will talk about our Decorah Eagles tracking project and show everyone how we use the transmitter to find eagles.
2 PM: Meet Mr. Decorah. This will be awesome!
3 PM: Learn more about what we do and where we are going, and ask John questions.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 16, 2021, 12:05:49 AM
Lisa - So grateful for your report and excited you're having a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You're a brave girl for driving across country to live out all of our dreams of being in Decorah with our beloved chatters and eagles. Thrilled you and tsk got together, too! Talk about an epic road trip. Can't wait to hear more. Take care. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on July 16, 2021, 12:20:03 AM
Hi everyone!
07-15-2021
Around 17h30 a dirty or molting one or a subadult ? may be video quality too...
and the same i think, around 19h00
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on July 16, 2021, 07:29:02 AM
You can hear the pure joy in your words, Lisa! So happy you and the others are enjoying this memorable experience! Wishing all of you another great day!

Thanks, pelmomma, for the RRP info, and thanks RRP for including us in the festivities!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 16, 2021, 01:16:31 PM
S'caps of N3 taken from John's live (on rewind) webcam broadcast! Thanks, RRP!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 16, 2021, 02:40:14 PM
Nan - I am having a wonderful time!  Mom flew over our heads a couple times last night. Just awesome!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on July 16, 2021, 02:44:33 PM
The group was standing where the red X is on that 'elbow' of the Bike Path.
It was pretty hard to tell exactly which way the spotting scope was pointing & the peeps were looking.

The oblique aerial imagery in the image below was taken on April 19 2020.
I scanned the dickens out of all of the trees around there and I couldn't spot a nest (zoomed way in and from multiple angles).   :( 

https://beacon.schneidercorp.com/Application.aspx?AppID=110&LayerID=1180&PageTypeID=4&PageID=4263&KeyValue=112332800100

I believe N3 is somewhere inside the green ellipse on the other side of the Upper Iowa River from where they were standing.
That oxbow of U.I.R. looks like a nice place to fish.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on July 16, 2021, 03:22:36 PM
The group was standing where the red X is on that 'elbow' of the Bike Path.
It was pretty hard to tell exactly which way the spotting scope was pointing & the peeps were looking.

The oblique aerial imagery in the image below was taken on April 19 2020.
I scanned the dickens out of all of the trees around there and I couldn't spot a nest (zoomed way in and from multiple angles).   :( 

https://beacon.schneidercorp.com/Application.aspx?AppID=110&LayerID=1180&PageTypeID=4&PageID=4263&KeyValue=112332800100

I believe N3 is somewhere inside the green ellipse on the other side of the Upper Iowa River from where they were standing.
That oxbow of U.I.R. looks like a nice place to fish.  :)
The back (east) wall of Walmart, which is parallel to the trail alongside the dog park, lines up with N3. Imagine a line extending across the river, and N3 is on the far bank. Because of the oxbow you can see why photos and videos have been a stretch.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on July 16, 2021, 05:26:55 PM
Nan - I am having a wonderful time!  Mom flew over our heads a couple times last night. Just awesome!
Yay, Lisa! I just knew it would be. And you got a flyover already! :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 16, 2021, 09:37:44 PM
A few pics I took today with my cell.  N3, Mom’s new nest and River Valley Raptors brought some raptors for us to see….the two I got pics with my cell are of a kestrel and goshawk.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51316447218_7f6579f94d_k.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51316964824_de7b32485b_k.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51315500707_5dc71b26d5_k.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 17, 2021, 01:24:25 AM
The group was standing where the red X is on that 'elbow' of the Bike Path.
It was pretty hard to tell exactly which way the spotting scope was pointing & the peeps were looking.

The oblique aerial imagery in the image below was taken on April 19 2020.
I scanned the dickens out of all of the trees around there and I couldn't spot a nest (zoomed way in and from multiple angles).   :( 

https://beacon.schneidercorp.com/Application.aspx?AppID=110&LayerID=1180&PageTypeID=4&PageID=4263&KeyValue=112332800100

I believe N3 is somewhere inside the green ellipse on the other side of the Upper Iowa River from where they were standing.
That oxbow of U.I.R. looks like a nice place to fish.  :)
The back (east) wall of Walmart, which is parallel to the trail alongside the dog park, lines up with N3. Imagine a line extending across the river, and N3 is on the far bank. Because of the oxbow you can see why photos and videos have been a stretch.

iverburl - I tried to follow your description with my limited tools and talents. Is the attached in the neighborhood of N3?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on July 17, 2021, 03:33:38 AM
The group was standing where the red X is on that 'elbow' of the Bike Path.
It was pretty hard to tell exactly which way the spotting scope was pointing & the peeps were looking.

The oblique aerial imagery in the image below was taken on April 19 2020.
I scanned the dickens out of all of the trees around there and I couldn't spot a nest (zoomed way in and from multiple angles).   :( 

https://beacon.schneidercorp.com/Application.aspx?AppID=110&LayerID=1180&PageTypeID=4&PageID=4263&KeyValue=112332800100

I believe N3 is somewhere inside the green ellipse on the other side of the Upper Iowa River from where they were standing.
That oxbow of U.I.R. looks like a nice place to fish.  :)
The back (east) wall of Walmart, which is parallel to the trail alongside the dog park, lines up with N3. Imagine a line extending across the river, and N3 is on the far bank. Because of the oxbow you can see why photos and videos have been a stretch.

iverburl - I tried to follow your description with my limited tools and talents. Is the attached in the neighborhood of N3?
Bingo.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 17, 2021, 08:22:15 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Thanks for the info on N3 BL, T40 and Iver!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 17, 2021, 09:20:12 AM
Thanks, tig
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on July 17, 2021, 11:12:27 AM
Lisa, it's amazing that you had such an extraordinary spotting experience right out of the gate. You deserve it, sweetie! Now get off the Forum and go make some more memories of a lifetime.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 17, 2021, 03:06:30 PM
Lisa, it's amazing that you had such an extraordinary spotting experience right out of the gate. You deserve it, sweetie! Now get off the Forum and go make some more memories of a lifetime.  :)

Lol, lil, thank you.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 17, 2021, 08:15:59 PM
A few pics of Mr Decorah from today.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51318390989_6e425dff76_k.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51317871178_f220176ddc_k.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51316931242_503c2cdd94_k.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51318669020_bb2c636046_k.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on July 17, 2021, 11:17:02 PM
LisaG what a great 1st Decorah visit you're having.  What an eagle cam viewer blast !
Pip & I are grinning from ear to ear so hard our cheeks hurt.   ;D

Meeting Ambassador Decorah in person what a treat that must have been on such a fine weather day at the Hatchery.  8)
Safe travels back to MD.   8)  8)

The group was standing where the red X is on that 'elbow' of the Bike Path.
It was pretty hard to tell exactly which way the spotting scope was pointing & the peeps were looking.

The oblique aerial imagery in the image below was taken on April 19 2020.
I scanned the dickens out of all of the trees around there and I couldn't spot a nest (zoomed way in and from multiple angles).   :( 

https://beacon.schneidercorp.com/Application.aspx?AppID=110&LayerID=1180&PageTypeID=4&PageID=4263&KeyValue=112332800100

I believe N3 is somewhere inside the green ellipse on the other side of the Upper Iowa River from where they were standing.
That oxbow of U.I.R. looks like a nice place to fish.  :)
The back (east) wall of Walmart, which is parallel to the trail alongside the dog park, lines up with N3. Imagine a line extending across the river, and N3 is on the far bank. Because of the oxbow you can see why photos and videos have been a stretch.

iverburl - I tried to follow your description with my limited tools and talents. Is the attached in the neighborhood of N3?
Bingo.

Boy was I way off on where I thought N3 was from the BOTG field reports. 
A slight disinformation campaign perhaps until after the ATF reveal ?  ;)  :P

I thought for sure N3 was somewhere NW of Trout Run Rd & S of Iowa 9 somewhere in the BLUE ellipse just outside of the Trout Run WMA 'stair steps' of public land.

I had no idea Mom, DM2, 37, 38 & 39 were hanging out NW of Wally World snagging dropped parking lot corn dogs.   ;)  :o

But seriously laying talons on all of the aquatic takings from just above the outside bank of that oxbow on the UIR and all of the surrounding fields for mammals is a brilliant sustenance strategy. 

Unfortunately your present ice cream cone shaped nest is in a dead Ash tree ..
.. come on back to the Cottonwood fold.   

 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on July 18, 2021, 12:55:22 AM
Seeing as N3 and "the eagle is out of the bag" and all ..

20 foot contour lines black.
Roads maroon.
Trout Run Trail green.
Trout Run Creek, Trout Run, Retention pond & Upper Iowa River blue. 2nd image.

N2B  about 880 ft above MSL.
N3    about 836 ft above MSL.

I don't see Mom & DM2 carting fish 1.8 miles from the retention pond back to N3 for the dead Ash tree amigos.
1st image.

The 'new 3 D's' at N3 are being fed from the UIR below or nearer environs I would thunk.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on July 18, 2021, 02:27:12 AM
This one goes out to T40.

Doesn't it sort of remind you of a certain siblings Canadian honey hole
Gee I sure wonder and wish I knew were the fish would get confused and pushed to

"If I was an angler I'd think like a bald eagle, if I was a bald eagle I'd just laugh at the anglers"

Some sage old timer Idaho rafting guru's advice imparted to me

Learn to fish the wild places then fishing learns you.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 18, 2021, 06:47:10 AM
Thanks for the info BL!

Great pics of Mr Decorah Lisa!! I know you have had an awesome time!
Travel safely everyone!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 18, 2021, 12:22:47 PM
Nice of Mom to share the area with the ATF-ers on Sunday morning. She was in the pine tree from about 6 to 8 AM, on the rewind.

Safe travels home, everybirdie.  Post those photos to the Forum!

Can't wait to watch all the videos from the live-streamed sessions. I watched some of it live, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 18, 2021, 05:14:37 PM
We all thought that was DM2 but rewrap on closer inspection said it was Mom,  After leaving the tree across the hatchery, she flew to the Maple Tree, sat there for over an hour and caught two fish at the hatchery.  Have a safe trip home Lisa.  So glad I got to meet you face to face. Decorah is in your blood now.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 18, 2021, 08:30:37 PM
BL - I can get lost turning any corner (flatlander), so you made my head swivel when you were the first to post a picture of the oxbow! I had even watched John's presentation to no avail because I was still stuck in the forest across the road. ;D

I had also wondered what Mom thought about flying fish in from such a distance. She probably put it on DM2's honey-do list. ::)

Your map of D27 always makes me smile. I'm in awe of her curiosity, tenacity and beautiful symmetry. She didn't go fishing in Ontario this year, her 4th, so maybe she's looking to settle down near home?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 19, 2021, 06:36:24 AM
Thank you for the aerial shots of N3. I wondered where DM2 was getting his fish.  What a perfect fishing spot he chose.  He has no reason to go to the hatchery for fish.    Mom caught 2 fish at the hatchery on Sunday morning but she disappears into the trees with them making it hard to tell if she is eating them or flying back to N3. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 19, 2021, 06:42:08 AM
Morning, jaspurr!  It was so nice to meet you this weekend.  Are you still in Decorah?  I drove straight thru yesterday, and got home late last night.  I am sure I will need a lil nap today at some point...lol  You are right about Decorah being in my blood!  I had such a wonderful time, and met some many nice people!

BL - I cannot even describe to you what a great time I had.  I was in heaven snapping pics!

I hope everyone doesn't mind, but I am going to share ALOT of pics in different posts. 

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 19, 2021, 07:10:40 AM
Various shots of Mom on M2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 19, 2021, 07:13:11 AM
Intruder/SA that was in the bluffs one day
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 19, 2021, 07:14:54 AM
Mom in the pines
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 19, 2021, 07:20:56 AM
More of Mr. Decorah
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 19, 2021, 07:26:24 AM
Mom & DM2 at the new nest...in that order
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 19, 2021, 07:30:28 AM
Pics from around the hatchery, the nest, and Mom, of course!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on July 19, 2021, 09:29:31 AM
First, for clynn  No need to hesitate commenting on your accomplishments or acquirements, or successes.  We've all worked hard for long periods of time to achieve, no apologies needed, no explanations to anyone.  ENJOY!!  You deserve, you earned.  Maybe a pic to add to the post when settled in the house?

I met many, but not all, of the newbies.  That's a lot of fun.  For those missed, maybe 2022???  So much to talk about, so many things to share, many other activities, and still only 24 hours a day.  Was up and out about 5:30 each morning, too.  Enjoyed whatever the day brought.  Maybe we can sched a replay next year of things missed.  Biggest misses would be more appearances by Mom, DM2, 3 juvies, unable to maneuver down path to N3.   :-[  And, still didn't get a Whippy Doo - after all these years.

Misc comments. . .Again someone posted that cat caught in a plastic bag handle.  Not ever funny as far as I'm concerned.  Happened to me once and to my namesake Puff.  Curiosity being known re boxes and bags he early once got hung up in the handles.  Poor, poor baby was scared crazy, out of his mind, running frantic and banging into walls and things.  I felt so terrible.  I now never leave a bag with in tack handles that way.  Clip The Handles, always, people.  Can even be dangerous to young crawling kids.

Also, saddest report of the weekend would have to be that Andrew had to make that decision about Momo.  I know there wasn't a dry eye on the forum.  Most of us know the feeling, can understand the pain and loneliness.  But as Andrew so well said - We don't say goodbye, they stay with us forever.

Finally, Appreciate all the pics and post from others who attended.  If anything new and different shows up in my camera I'll add it.  Also, finally final, what was really fun and satisfying was those hugs I gave and received from our eagle fans.  I've been saving them up from last year; no one said no when I asked if I could give them a big hug.  Felt so good!

P           
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 19, 2021, 09:45:03 AM
CHANCE fledged this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on July 19, 2021, 10:01:50 AM
Thoughts on the N3 reveal:

The hills across the creek were a good guess and would have made sense. Just not for DM2.

While I have never seen Mom actually carry a fish from the hatchery to N3, I do not doubt that she does. Typical eagle territory averages about 2 miles across, so sometimes more. N3 to hatchery is 1.7 miles. And while they both surely are adept at catching river fish, the Hatchery is easier. Wild creatures always will take the easy route if it is safe.

These boots did not engage in any deliberate deception. The nest is quite visible from the Walmart road ( Old Stage Road) to eagle fans who scan for such things. I did make a point never to mention the river, never to show wide shots that made the river obvious, and never to post videos with blatant Walmart sounds. (The receiving dock faces the nest.) To allay any concerns about interlopers: Landowners on both sides of the river deny access, that side of the river has no road anywhere near N3, and that river stretch is really crappy paddling.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 19, 2021, 11:07:47 AM
Lisa, Great, fantastic, pics from your time at ATF.  Keep 'em coming.

Iver, BL, T40, Thanks for your updates on N3 choice and location and all the info on transmittered D27.

Jaspurr, where are your pics? Was that a goal for your trip to ATF, to learn how to post? Crossing fingers that we see soon!   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 19, 2021, 12:23:47 PM
Lisa wonderful photos of your outing while at The ATF . I've enjoyed every one of them so much.
Thanks for the pics of Mr. Decorah with Kay. He's my fave.  ;) Been thru so much that fella.

Looking forward to more from Jaspurr and others who were at Decorah.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 19, 2021, 12:32:38 PM
Phyliz and STL - Thank you so much for the kind words on the ATF pics.   :)

Puff - It was so good to meet you!  You are a sweetheart!

iverburl - I did not get to meet you at ATF, but I did see you at the dinner, as someone pointed you out to me.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 19, 2021, 02:01:40 PM
STL, you were supposed to be here to teach me. :(

Mom was at the hatchery for breakfast this Mon morning.  She caught one fish and took off into the trees again.  This seems to be her breakfast hangout.  Yesterday evening a first year juvie was seen flying around the crop field on the N3 side of the bluff.  Later in the evening a first year juvie flew over and around the hatchery.  Can only guess whether it was the same juvie and about its identity.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 19, 2021, 02:07:58 PM
Sounds like I am missing all the action at the hatchery, jaspurr! So jealous.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 19, 2021, 02:40:56 PM
Great pics Lisa!

Appreciate the recap of ATF from everyone. It sounds and looks like so much fun!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 19, 2021, 04:57:42 PM
Great pics Lisa!

Appreciate the recap of ATF from everyone. It sounds and looks like so much fun!

Thanks, tig  :)

It was fun.  Hope you get to experience it!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on July 19, 2021, 06:10:56 PM
Phyliz and STL - Thank you so much for the kind words on the ATF pics.   :)

Puff - It was so good to meet you!  You are a sweetheart!

iverburl - I did not get to meet you at ATF, but I did see you at the dinner, as someone pointed you out to me.  :)
Next time!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tsk34 on July 19, 2021, 06:28:13 PM
PUFF  Couldn't agree more about video that shows a cat caught in a plastic bag.  That happened to a previous cat I had once and that kitty was so afraid I had a hard time catching her.  Never again.

LISA  Gorgeous pics.  Thanks for sharing

IVERBURL  thanks for your observations about changes in Decorah.

T40  I thought LISA would get the award for coming the greatest distance to ATF  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: monarch on July 19, 2021, 11:54:21 PM
why is the feed on old clips so much lately?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 20, 2021, 01:14:17 AM
monarch - If you mean video of Mom incubating in the snow on N2B, that's the default video that comes up when the live cam feed goes down or transitions. In this case, the cam has been transitioning to lots of live RRP events being broadcast from the After the Fledge celebration. Hope you were able to watch some of those! ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 20, 2021, 04:34:11 AM
PUFF  Couldn't agree more about video that shows a cat caught in a plastic bag.  That happened to a previous cat I had once and that kitty was so afraid I had a hard time catching her.  Never again.

LISA  Gorgeous pics.  Thanks for sharing

IVERBURL  thanks for your observations about changes in Decorah.

T40  I thought LISA would get the award for coming the greatest distance to ATF  LOL

Thanks, tsk  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 20, 2021, 05:26:36 AM
Good morning Lisa.  Still in Decorah.   :) :) :) :) :)
Can't believe you drove home without stopping.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 20, 2021, 05:29:07 AM
Good morning Lisa.  Still in Decorah.   :) :) :) :) :)
Can't believe you drove home without stopping.

Morning, jaspurr  :)

Enjoy your time there!

It was a LONG ride.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 20, 2021, 09:59:38 AM
monarch - If you mean video of Mom incubating in the snow on N2B, that's the default video that comes up when the live cam feed goes down or transitions. In this case, the cam has been transitioning to lots of live RRP events being broadcast from the After the Fledge celebration. Hope you were able to watch some of those! ;)

Thanks T40. I had forgotten that. Knew it was 'something'.  ::)
Will try to catch  some of those.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 20, 2021, 11:03:14 AM
Mom joined us at the hatchery for coffee from Casey's this morning.  She stayed a couple of hours, caught three fish before heading to N3.  She is going to miss us when all of us are gone.  She has a couple more days to put up with me.
 
Lisa, I read that they are looking for long haul truck drivers.  lol

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 20, 2021, 11:58:36 AM
Mom joined us at the hatchery for coffee from Casey's this morning.  She stayed a couple of hours, caught three fish before heading to N3.  She is going to miss us when all of us are gone.  She has a couple more days to put up with me.
 
Lisa, I read that they are looking for long haul truck drivers.  lol

I hope you all got some good pics of Mom!

I don't know how those truck drivers do it. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on July 20, 2021, 01:44:58 PM
Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures, Lisa, and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit as much as I predicted! Looking forward to more from other travelers.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 20, 2021, 02:33:26 PM
Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures, Lisa, and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit as much as I predicted! Looking forward to more from other travelers.

Thanks, nan  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 21, 2021, 06:27:20 AM
Mom on M2, and looked like she was trying to do a lil fishing in the retention pond
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 21, 2021, 07:09:31 AM
Great pics Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 21, 2021, 07:53:15 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Thanks, tig  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on July 21, 2021, 10:27:47 AM
I have so enjoyed the pics and videos from ATF posted on the Forum. It's clearly a life-changing experience, and I thanks you. I may have missed pics of DM2 and the fledglings.
Is there a separate site for pics and videos of people who attended, the gatherings, and the sightings. If so, could someone please share the link?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 21, 2021, 10:31:21 AM
I have so enjoyed the pics and videos from ATF posted on the Forum. It's clearly a life-changing experience, and I thanks you. I may have missed pics of DM2 and the fledglings.
Is there a separate site for pics and videos of people who attended, the gatherings, and the sightings. If so, could someone please share the link?

Hi lil,

I have one pic of DM2 in my pics that I posted, but the new nest is quite a distance that you cannot get a close up, unless you have a super-duper long lens.  I had a long lens and that is the best I could get.  I did not get any of the fledglings from N3, but mod Glogdog did.  I am hoping she will post her pics here. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 21, 2021, 05:04:15 PM
Tks. for photos of Mom on M2/retention pond.
Looking foreward to Glogdog's pics of ATF and all.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on July 21, 2021, 07:29:44 PM
Stopped over to visit my cousin in Dubuque on the way back from ATF and today was my first day back to work (YUK!).  But I uploaded these pics last night and did some editing on the darker ones, so hopefully they're okay.

Saw everyone's comments at Lisa's going there for the first time - there is nothing like seeing the joy on someone's face when they see Mom (and Decorah) for the first time.  And she IS just as nice in person as online!  ;D

Anyway, 1st two pics were from Thursday evening when I arrived for the Meet-n-Greet.  Evidently Mom decided to do a little meet-n-greeting herself!

Friday morning we arrived early for the Hatchery tour and Mom was already there waiting for us (3rd pic), and 4th pic is John explaining features of the Hatchery on the tour.

More pics to follow...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on July 21, 2021, 07:38:34 PM
1st pic is from pine trees along the back of the hatchery runs - typically DM2's favorite hiding place.

2nd pic is Mom on Maple later that day (Friday).

3rd pic is N3 from the trail that goes around the Wal-Mart.  John took us all there on Friday.

4th pic is from the River Valley Raptor presentation.  He's holding a goshawk - beautiful bird!

More to follow...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on July 21, 2021, 07:50:43 PM
The 1st pic is interesting because we weren't sure if this was Mom watching her 'little boy' as Kay from SOAR introduced our beloved Mr. Decorah.  He was fairly loud at first, so she may have heard him from wherever she was.  Just speculating, mind you, but it's a neat thought!

2nd pic is Kay bringing Mr. Decorah around for everyone to see.  He's a feisty little guy!

3rd pic is the waterfall at the hatchery, close to the tent where most of the activity happened. 

And of course I had to end this with another shot of Mom!

The far-away shots were taken with my binocular camera and the closer ones with my phone.  Wished you all could have been there.  They had a record number of tornados on Wednesday in Iowa (26!), but from Thursday until Sunday the weather was just beautiful.  80s during the day, and 50s/low 60s at night. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 21, 2021, 08:01:44 PM
Thanks for the pics NW!!!

I know all of you had a great time. Very jelly! Maybe I'll make it to ATF one year. I  won't have work holding me back any longer, Monday was my last day. I'm now retired!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: karengramke on July 21, 2021, 08:51:03 PM
Thanks for the beautiful pictures nw!  Glad you are home an seemingly in good shape.
How many folks were at the event.   The pictures do not show them and it looks empty.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 22, 2021, 01:11:50 AM
tigeag Congratulations on you retirement from 'work'. Hope it's all  you  planned.
NW many thanks for the photos and sharing them with us. I enjoyed them so much.
Glad everyone attending had a nice time.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2021, 04:28:00 AM
tig - CONGRATULATIONS on your retirement!!!!

karen - I would say there was about 60+ people at the ATF event.

NW - Awww, thank you for the kind words, and you are just as nice in person as you are in chat and on the forum!  I was so glad to finally meet you in person. 
Your pics came out fantastic! 

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2021, 05:49:36 AM
Early morning pics from Decorah - Mom spent the night on the skywalk, and then around 5:30 am joined DM2 on M2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on July 22, 2021, 06:06:00 AM
Thanks for the pics NW!!!

I know all of you had a great time. Very jelly! Maybe I'll make it to ATF one year. I  won't have work holding me back any longer, Monday was my last day. I'm now retired!

Major life accomplishment/celebration tigeag.  ENJOY!!!

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 22, 2021, 06:19:44 AM
Thanks Phyliz, Lisa and Puff!

Great pics Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 22, 2021, 07:58:05 AM
Good Morning...

Great captures on Decorah nest this AM.
Mom and DM, awwww.
Thanks tigeag and Lisa.
Puff  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2021, 07:59:16 AM
Thanks, Phyliz and tig :)

tig - It's been so good to see Mom here lately!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 22, 2021, 09:00:30 AM
Thanks, Phyliz and tig :)

tig - It's been so good to see Mom here lately!

It has been good to see her! It's good to see a little of DM2 too. Hopefully, they will lead the kiddos to the area!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on July 22, 2021, 10:16:13 AM
Thanks for the pics NW!!!

I know all of you had a great time. Very jelly! Maybe I'll make it to ATF one year. I  won't have work holding me back any longer, Monday was my last day. I'm now retired!

Congratulations!  I'm looking forward to being retired and having more time for things I love, like the eagles.  :)

If Mom can get DM2 to go back to N2B next season, that would be a great incentive to be there for the ATF!  Let's keep our fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 22, 2021, 10:44:23 AM
Thanks for the pics NW!!!

I know all of you had a great time. Very jelly! Maybe I'll make it to ATF one year. I  won't have work holding me back any longer, Monday was my last day. I'm now retired!

Congratulations!  I'm looking forward to being retired and having more time for things I love, like the eagles.  :)

If Mom can get DM2 to go back to N2B next season, that would be a great incentive to be there for the ATF!  Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Thanks!

Crossing my fingers too!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on July 22, 2021, 11:59:07 AM
So many great SS!

Lisa, your ATF pics were beyond awesome! 

It was so good to see everyone again, and hope we all stay healthy enough to keep doing this every year. 

(Correction to one of my pics from ATF.  I assumed that the eagle I saw in the pine trees at the hatchery was DM2 because that used to be his 'go to' place, but after reading posts, learned that it was actually Mom.)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: karengramke on July 22, 2021, 12:40:43 PM
Thanks Lisa!  60 is a good number .  Did anyone take a group photo with group ids?
Your pictures are amazing!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2021, 12:58:19 PM
So many great SS!

Lisa, your ATF pics were beyond awesome! 

It was so good to see everyone again, and hope we all stay healthy enough to keep doing this every year. 

(Correction to one of my pics from ATF.  I assumed that the eagle I saw in the pine trees at the hatchery was DM2 because that used to be his 'go to' place, but after reading posts, learned that it was actually Mom.)

Thanks, NW...... I am already counting down the days till the next ATF!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2021, 12:59:20 PM
Thanks Lisa!  60 is a good number .  Did anyone take a group photo with group ids?
Your pictures are amazing!

I am not sure.  I know I did not have any group pics.  I did take one of me and NW one afternoon when we sitting under the trees waiting for Mom. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on July 22, 2021, 03:20:20 PM
Loved seeing your great pics from ATF, NW!  Thanks for sharing!

Congratulations on your retirement, tig! Enjoy!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on July 22, 2021, 03:23:13 PM
Thanks Lisa!  60 is a good number .  Did anyone take a group photo with group ids?
Your pictures are amazing!

I am not sure.  I know I did not have any group pics.  I did take one of me and NW one afternoon when we sitting under the trees waiting for Mom.

Can you send that one to me?   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2021, 03:40:03 PM
Thanks Lisa!  60 is a good number .  Did anyone take a group photo with group ids?
Your pictures are amazing!

I am not sure.  I know I did not have any group pics.  I did take one of me and NW one afternoon when we sitting under the trees waiting for Mom.

Can you send that one to me?   :)

Sending it thru text now!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 22, 2021, 04:33:15 PM
Loved seeing your great pics from ATF, NW!  Thanks for sharing!

Congratulations on your retirement, tig! Enjoy!

Thank you!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 22, 2021, 05:00:28 PM
Catching up with ATF pics, thanks for posting them here, NW! I still haven't made time to watch all the videos from the ATF, although I watched some of it live.

Tig, congratulations on your retirement!

Lisa, great pics of Mom and DM2. So good to see them together at the hatchery area.  Hope they bring the young ones, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 23, 2021, 05:51:21 AM
Early morning vocals can be heard between Mom and DM2 starting around 5:07am.  DM2 on the Y, and Mom on M2 behind the leaves.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 23, 2021, 06:41:22 AM
Great pics Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 23, 2021, 07:09:47 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Great pics, tig!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 23, 2021, 08:24:45 AM
Lisa & tig great captures. Many thanks.
 It's been a while since I've really followed this nest.  I stopped when we lost Decorah Dad and a few of the juvies.  :-* :-* :-*
Trying to get 'with it' again. LOL   ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 23, 2021, 10:49:06 AM
Lisa & tig great captures. Many thanks.
 It's been a while since I've really followed this nest.  I stopped when we lost Decorah Dad and a few of the juvies.  :-* :-* :-*
Trying to get 'with it' again. LOL   ::)

Phyliz - You're welcome. 

Glad you are getting back with it, and enjoying the pics.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tulsaducati on July 23, 2021, 01:59:29 PM
Video from this morning (7/23/21) with DM2 on the Y and Mom on the maple:
https://youtu.be/B1bccyWecJk
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 23, 2021, 02:04:21 PM
Video from this morning (7/23/21) with DM2 on the Y and Mom on the maple:
https://youtu.be/B1bccyWecJk

Thanks for the video, tulsa  :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on July 23, 2021, 02:05:46 PM
RRP already has announced ATF for July 14-17 2022. Here are videos of the streamed ATF events last week.

Thank you everyone for an amazing After the Fledge! We’ll be holding it next year from Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17, so watch our web site and Facebook for sign up links and details! If you would like to relive ATF or see what happens at one of our celebrations, check out our videos! I especially liked John and Jeff talking about our transmitter program and handling golden eagles, River Valley Raptors, and Kay with Ambassador Decorah.

Hatchery Tour with John Howe: https://youtu.be/yagGjQhVE0k
A visit to N3: https://youtu.be/PcXfxBb9VvA
River Valley Raptors: https://youtu.be/vuOwNBws_Lw
Transmitter Demo: https://youtu.be/XtabxCO5ezI
SOAR and Ambassador Decorah: https://youtu.be/lxl8A1VWNg0
Presentation by RRP Director John Howe: https://youtu.be/gzLGq_kDCzs
Happy Fri-yay and don’t forget our ATF auction! It closes tomorrow at 6:00 PM: https://www.32auctions.com/ATF2021.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 23, 2021, 02:23:33 PM
RRP already has announced ATF for July 14-17 2022. Here are videos of the streamed ATF events last week.

Thank you everyone for an amazing After the Fledge! We’ll be holding it next year from Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17, so watch our web site and Facebook for sign up links and details! If you would like to relive ATF or see what happens at one of our celebrations, check out our videos! I especially liked John and Jeff talking about our transmitter program and handling golden eagles, River Valley Raptors, and Kay with Ambassador Decorah.

Hatchery Tour with John Howe: https://youtu.be/yagGjQhVE0k
A visit to N3: https://youtu.be/PcXfxBb9VvA
River Valley Raptors: https://youtu.be/vuOwNBws_Lw
Transmitter Demo: https://youtu.be/XtabxCO5ezI
SOAR and Ambassador Decorah: https://youtu.be/lxl8A1VWNg0
Presentation by RRP Director John Howe: https://youtu.be/gzLGq_kDCzs
Happy Fri-yay and don’t forget our ATF auction! It closes tomorrow at 6:00 PM: https://www.32auctions.com/ATF2021.

Thanks, iverburl  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 23, 2021, 08:35:51 PM
Thanks Tulsa for the vid.
And, Iverburl for the news on the ATF 2022  and the vids I finish up watching later.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 23, 2021, 09:47:14 PM
So that "visiting" eagle from a few days ago actually was Mom! This brood seems to have given Mom a few new gray head feathers! ;D

Decorah Bald Eagles 07-23-2021 Mom into Nest Eating a Fish - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=006eKI5k9_w
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 24, 2021, 05:11:48 AM
So that "visiting" eagle from a few days ago actually was Mom! This brood seems to have given Mom a few new gray head feathers! ;D

Decorah Bald Eagles 07-23-2021 Mom into Nest Eating a Fish - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=006eKI5k9_w

Great pic, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 24, 2021, 05:58:01 AM
Early morning Decorah pics - Mom at the Y, and DM2 at M2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 24, 2021, 06:23:28 AM
DM2 at the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 24, 2021, 07:56:22 AM
Great pics Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 24, 2021, 07:57:46 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 24, 2021, 09:22:59 AM
Tig & Lisa, maybe Mom and DM2 are rethinking their nest location!  Great pics this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 24, 2021, 11:00:20 AM
STL - We can only hope that is what they are thinking! 

tig - Wonderful pics this morning.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on July 24, 2021, 01:15:35 PM
iverburl, thanks for the links to the videos. I've book marked most of them to be my "reward" when chores are done.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 24, 2021, 07:22:20 PM
Iverburl finished the vids  ;) Thanks.
Tig great captures, thanks as well.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 24, 2021, 10:30:02 PM
Thanks Phyliz!

Mom hanging out on the Y.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 24, 2021, 10:31:44 PM
Fireworks woke up the queen but not for long.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 25, 2021, 05:32:46 AM
Wonderful pics of Mom on the Y, tig!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 25, 2021, 05:43:49 AM
Early morning pics - Mom still on the Y, DM2 on M2, and Mom joining DM2 on M2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 25, 2021, 06:07:42 AM
Good Mornng ...Decorah Eagles.  :-*

tig luv those captures today. Mom has that 'Don't mess with me, boys!" look.  ;D  ANd, that's why the Founders choose the American bald eagle to be our national symbol.
And, yes 'The Queen' is a most appropriate title for this lady.  ;)
A new day awaits...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 25, 2021, 06:13:20 AM
DM2 leaves the M2 branch he is on to join Mom on her branch
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 25, 2021, 06:33:27 AM
Thanks Lisa and Phyliz! Mom can give some looks!

Great pics Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 25, 2021, 06:35:43 AM
Thanks Lisa and Phyliz! Mom can give some looks!

Great pics Lisa!

LOL, tig she sure can, and sometimes some looks that could kill!

Great morning pics.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: MNLindaBird on July 25, 2021, 11:52:19 AM
Hi all!  Am slow to touch bases here since returning from Decorah.  Was really fun to meet new people, see some return who I've met in the past, relish the unmasked socialization, eat great food, enjoy amazing presentations and updates, be blessed with wonderful weather and visits from eagles, while relaxing in the shade under the canopy of trees with raptor-loving friends.

Have glanced back 4-5 pages to attempt a catch-up since my return.  Glad to learn that our returns home seem to have been accomplished safely.  As always, am enjoying the ongoing reports, updates and photos (now having an even better sense and admiration for those of you who contribute to this forum group).  Many thanks also, IVER, for the list of links to ATF videos.  I ended up missing a couple presentations while in Decorah and spent time yesterday reviewing all of the activity videos.  Was a nice compilation to find at my fingertips.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 25, 2021, 01:21:56 PM
Hi all!  Am slow to touch bases here since returning from Decorah.  Was really fun to meet new people, see some return who I've met in the past, relish the unmasked socialization, eat great food, enjoy amazing presentations and updates, be blessed with wonderful weather and visits from eagles, while relaxing in the shade under the canopy of trees with raptor-loving friends.

Have glanced back 4-5 pages to attempt a catch-up since my return.  Glad to learn that our returns home seem to have been accomplished safely.  As always, am enjoying the ongoing reports, updates and photos (now having an even better sense and admiration for those of you who contribute to this forum group).  Many thanks also, IVER, for the list of links to ATF videos.  I ended up missing a couple presentations while in Decorah and spent time yesterday reviewing all of the activity videos.  Was a nice compilation to find at my fingertips.

MNLindaBird, it was so nice to have met you and Jhellie (hope I spelled that correctly), and glad to hear that you made it back home safely! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on July 25, 2021, 01:22:18 PM
I'm so grateful I can come here to catch up; many thanks to all who share pics and comments.  It is fantastic to see Mom and the elusive DM2 back at the Hatchery where they belong! ;) ;D

Enjoyed watching the ATF videos.  Thanks for sharing, Iver, and thanks RRP!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 25, 2021, 02:00:37 PM
Mom behind the leaves, and her lil RWBB visitor
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 26, 2021, 06:26:28 AM
Mom was on and off M2 this morning, and flying over the retention pond. I couldn't tell if she caught a fish or not.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 26, 2021, 08:28:30 AM
Mom on the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 26, 2021, 08:55:48 AM
Lisa tks for all the captures...
Ahhhh the 'Y' branch. 'Tis ever popular.
 Mom looks great as does the weather
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 26, 2021, 09:04:58 AM
Lisa tks for all the captures...
Ahhhh the 'Y' branch. 'Tis ever popular.
 Mom looks great as does the weather

You're welcome, Phyliz  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 26, 2021, 09:09:10 AM
More of Mom on the Y branch this morning - She was vocalizing at something at one point, and also preening her beautiful feathers
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 26, 2021, 10:29:52 AM
Great pics Lisa!!!

Beautiful Mom!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 26, 2021, 11:01:13 AM
Great pics Lisa!!!

Beautiful Mom!

Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 26, 2021, 11:49:00 AM
Lisa, Beautiful Mom for sure.  She reminds me of an opera singer when she throws her head back while calling.  Pretty nice profile, too.  Thanks for your pics and for the cam ops who make them possible.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 26, 2021, 11:52:22 AM
Lisa, Beautiful Mom for sure.  She reminds me of an opera singer when she throws her head back while calling.  Pretty nice profile, too.  Thanks for your pics and for the cam ops who make them possible.

LOL, an opera singer!

Great pics, STL! It's been SO good to see her in the mornings.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 26, 2021, 12:27:44 PM
But where are the kids? Are they already on the wing? Is DM2 showing them how to avoid people? It's for the best, no matter the reason. I'm just selfish and want to get a closer look!  :-*

Decorah Eagles Mom on the Y branch 07 26 2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nk0Inoj0Jc
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 26, 2021, 01:22:20 PM
But where are the kids? Are they already on the wing? Is DM2 showing them how to avoid people? It's for the best, no matter the reason. I'm just selfish and want to get a closer look!  :-*

Decorah Eagles Mom on the Y branch 07 26 2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nk0Inoj0Jc

 ;D T40, I am like you....I want a closer look at the new kids, but I guess DM2 doesn't want to show them off to us paparazzi!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 26, 2021, 06:08:55 PM
Decorah Eagles~Mom Out and About-Gorgeous Morning Skies-Geese ON the Pond_7.26.21 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iehq-ePxf1I
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 26, 2021, 09:25:36 PM
Beautiful sunset
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 27, 2021, 01:22:26 AM
tig that is some sunset. Don't think I've ever seen one like that ever. And, living on the So. Calif. desert one sees some awesome sunsets. Luv this one. tks
T40 thks for the vid of Mom taking a cruse of the morning skies.  :-*
STLbf I agree w/ you  cam-ops does a great job. And, there are folks who can do the 'capture thing'. I am not one of them. So hats off to all who do that for the rest of us...tig, T40, Lisa, Nan and all

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 27, 2021, 04:23:14 AM
Beautiful sunset

tig - WOW, just gorgeous!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 27, 2021, 06:34:03 AM
Mom was on M2 this morning, and then she and DM2 did a lil fishing in the retention pond before flying off in the direction of N3.
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Not the best pic of both of them fishing, but have marked each with a red square.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 27, 2021, 07:18:08 AM
That sunset was something, I've never seen one like that! Gorgeous!

Great pics Lisa!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 27, 2021, 07:32:14 AM
That sunset was something, I've never seen one like that! Gorgeous!

Great pics Lisa!!

Great pics, and you are right about that sunset!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 27, 2021, 08:24:37 AM
Mom fishing the pond, and it looks like she was successful as it looks like one might be in her talons
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 27, 2021, 09:30:46 AM
Great pics this morning folks.
Thanks tig/Lisa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 27, 2021, 11:05:13 AM
Just wanted to share...
Posted on RRP Facebook - Janet Holland-Dillow

Raptor Resource Project founder Bob Anderson passed away six years ago today. We talk a lot about the present and the future, but we wouldn't be here at all if it weren't for Bob's vision, persistence, sense of fun, and fascination with birds of prey. I wanted to share a memory from 2000, the year that the first of Bob's cliff-released birds came home. Please feel welcome to share your memories below.
In 2000, Bob's peregrine falcon cliff-release program was proven when a gold-banded peregrine that he released from Hanging Rock at Effigy Mounds National Monument showed up at Queen's Bluff, a historic eyrie roughly 60 miles north of the hack site. Bob was thrilled!
I was four months pregnant with my last child when Bob invited me to hike up the back of the bluff to see the first falcon to return to the cliffs of the Mississippi river since the species' extirpation in the mid-1960s. Keep in mind that the peregrine's wail could not be heard anywhere along the Mississippi river from about 1965 to 1987, when a falcon Bob produced became the first to return and breed in the wild mid-continent - a 'silent spring' of 22 years. But it was at least 35 years since peregrine falcons had nested on river cliffs and once again, one of Bob's birds was leading the way! How could I say no?
I huffed and puffed as we hiked very slowly up the back of the steep bluff and pushed through the crown of cedars at the top. I will never forget the gold-banded bird glowing against the backdrop of the Mississippi river. This photo shows two year-old male *E/W surveying a wide-open world with everything in front of him. His mate *C/*P was also produced by Bob and the two falcons fledged one unbanded male that year. Long may they all fly!
Thanks, Bob, for all you did. It was an honor and a privilege to know you.

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Good morning Beakers
This is the day to honor and remember Bob Anderson.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 27, 2021, 01:02:39 PM
My first season of watching the eagles was the year Bob Anderson passed away. I frequently think of him and his work with the peregrines and the eagles that make this all possible for us to watch and learn. His spirit certainly hovers over the birds and all of the RRP people.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 27, 2021, 05:01:27 PM
It was my first year watching also, STL.  It was also the reason I made my first trip to Decorah. I would liked to have met him.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 27, 2021, 05:21:31 PM
It was my first year watching also, STL.  It was also the reason I made my first trip to Decorah. I would liked to have met him.

jaspurr!!   :)

Are you back home now?  Hope you had a good trip!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 27, 2021, 05:54:41 PM
Lisa, I arrived last night.  For the life of me, I don't know how you drove straight thru.  Left Decorah and had breakfast at a diner in Guttenberg.  Drove to Pella and planned to stay a couple of hours but wound up sleeping overnight.  Got stuck behind. a 35 tractor parade which set me back an hour. Apparently, the farmers do this for fun.  Fun for them, not so much for the cars who get stuck behind them.  DN2 eluded me while in Decorah.  He was probably hiding in the tree laughing at me.  Did see the three juvies at Walmart.  Took one look at me and wandered off into the distance.  Dad has taught them well.  At least I can enjoy him by looking at your pictures.  Did not want to leave Decorah.  It gets harder every time I visit.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on July 28, 2021, 03:08:40 AM
2015 memorial to Bob Anderson

https://decoraheagleskiosk.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/bob-anderson-memorial-display/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2021, 05:41:37 AM
Lisa, I arrived last night.  For the life of me, I don't know how you drove straight thru.  Left Decorah and had breakfast at a diner in Guttenberg.  Drove to Pella and planned to stay a couple of hours but wound up sleeping overnight.  Got stuck behind. a 35 tractor parade which set me back an hour. Apparently, the farmers do this for fun.  Fun for them, not so much for the cars who get stuck behind them.  DN2 eluded me while in Decorah.  He was probably hiding in the tree laughing at me.  Did see the three juvies at Walmart.  Took one look at me and wandered off into the distance.  Dad has taught them well.  At least I can enjoy him by looking at your pictures.  Did not want to leave Decorah.  It gets harder every time I visit.

Oh no, a tractor parade....I bet that was a painful drive! 

That lil town Guttenburg is cute.  On my next trip to Decorah, I want to stop there and look around. 

Glad you made it home safely and it was so nice to have met you!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2021, 06:00:57 AM
Early morning pics from Decorah - Eagle on the Y, and looks like its DM2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 28, 2021, 06:14:40 AM
Memorial to Bob Anderson is beautiful.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2021, 06:45:35 AM
Mom on M2, and fishing the retention pond
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2021, 08:05:35 AM
A few pics of Mom flying over the retention pond, and back to her perch at M2 - Thank you cam ops  :)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 28, 2021, 08:17:57 AM
They waited till I left but all three juvies were at the hatchery captured in photos by Robin Brumm.   :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 28, 2021, 08:24:46 AM
My new name for Robin is the Eagle Whisperer.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 28, 2021, 08:50:39 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Glad you made it home safely jaspurr. Robin is definitely the eagle whisperer!

Thanks for posting the memorial to Bob, iverburl!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2021, 08:51:46 AM
They waited till I left but all three juvies were at the hatchery captured in photos by Robin Brumm.   :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Oh wow, so the juvies have made it to the hatchery?

I wonder why we haven't seen them on cam!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2021, 09:07:23 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Glad you made it home safely jaspurr. Robin is definitely the eagle whisperer!

Thanks for posting the memorial to Bob, iverburl!

Great pics, tig

I wish those juvies would show themselves on cam if they are out and about at the hatchery!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 28, 2021, 09:13:44 AM
Lisa, I arrived last night.  For the life of me, I don't know how you drove straight thru.  Left Decorah and had breakfast at a diner in Guttenberg.  Drove to Pella and planned to stay a couple of hours but wound up sleeping overnight.  Got stuck behind. a 35 tractor parade which set me back an hour. Apparently, the farmers do this for fun.  Fun for them, not so much for the cars who get stuck behind them.  DN2 eluded me while in Decorah.  He was probably hiding in the tree laughing at me.  Did see the three juvies at Walmart.  Took one look at me and wandered off into the distance.  Dad has taught them well.  At least I can enjoy him by looking at your pictures.  Did not want to leave Decorah.  It gets harder every time I visit.
The tractor parade, they move so  s-l-o-w. Leaves a person fonching at the bit.    >:(
You  have a humorous way of describing your Decorah visit.
Glad you are safely home and enjoyed you visit/ATF
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 28, 2021, 09:20:09 AM
jaspurr agree Robin is the Eagle Whisperer; the Kids at the hatchery, that's cool
Lisa as always great captures   ;) Thanks
Iverburl thank you for reposting 2015 memorial to Bob.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 28, 2021, 10:07:35 AM
Lisa, maybe they are cam shy.  I am sure that DM2 has pointed out all the cameras.  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2021, 11:16:11 AM
Lisa, maybe they are cam shy.  I am sure that DM2 has pointed out all the cameras.  LOL

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2021, 11:59:20 AM
Around 11:20ish, what looks like DM2 landed on the skywalk with a fish.  The pic here the fish is in the beak.  After eating, they flew off and came back to perch in the upper part of the skywalk.  DM2's favorite spot.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 28, 2021, 12:31:12 PM
Oh, you're just too quick for me Lisa! ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: iverburl on July 28, 2021, 12:38:21 PM
My new name for Robin is the Eagle Whisperer.
She has the best eyes for spotting eagles of anyone I have met.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2021, 12:52:52 PM
Oh, you're just too quick for me Lisa! ;D

Sorry, T40, great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2021, 01:01:15 PM
And they are off......
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 28, 2021, 01:02:59 PM
Lisa, great catch to find DM2 with that fish on the Skywalk.  Can the younger three be too far behind?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2021, 01:30:10 PM
Lisa, great catch to find DM2 with that fish on the Skywalk.  Can the younger three be too far behind?

Thanks, STL  :)

jaspurr said, Robin has seen the 3 juvies at the hatchery. 

I'm keeping my eagle eye on cam, but I haven't spotted them yet.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 28, 2021, 01:59:52 PM
Great pics Lisa and T40!

jaspurr, I'm sure DM2 has told the kiddos to stay away from prying eyes! HAHA!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 28, 2021, 02:35:05 PM
Lisa, I am so EMBARRASSED!!!!  What I saw was a posting from 2020 NOT from 2021.  My apologies to everyone.  I am going to crawl into a hole and be quiet. NO EXCUSES here, I SCREWED UP.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2021, 02:43:56 PM
Lisa, I am so EMBARRASSED!!!!  What I saw was a posting from 2020 NOT from 2021.  My apologies to everyone.  I am going to crawl into a hole and be quiet. NO EXCUSES here, I SCREWED UP.

jaspurr.....big hugs!!!!  :-* :-*

I was getting excited hoping to see a juvie pop up on that nest or skywalk! 

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 28, 2021, 02:58:16 PM
Lisa, I am so EMBARRASSED!!!!  What I saw was a posting from 2020 NOT from 2021.  My apologies to everyone.  I am going to crawl into a hole and be quiet. NO EXCUSES here, I SCREWED UP.

Don't feel bad.
 I've been abscent here for so long, I don't know who's who or what's what.   I didn't know you made a mistake.  LOL   
 Gee, I'm not familiar enough to make a decent comment.   :(

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on July 28, 2021, 03:04:39 PM
No worries, jaspurr.  We all make mistakes.  The important thing is that you corrected it -- and in a timely way, too.  (I'd passed on the info. to a friend so I let her know.)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 28, 2021, 09:58:30 PM
Decorah Eagles. Lunch on the skywalk - explore.org 07-28-2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mBDR_GEMkA

Decorah Eagles 7-28-21 DM2 to the Y, looks good in b/w and color - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-LJ0sl_0bU

Decorah Mom D Snags a Fish 07 28 2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqZ7LDQQ6Vc
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on July 29, 2021, 12:23:06 AM
jaspurr it's all good. Really.    ;D

As Ginger52 said:  "We all make mistakes.  The important thing is that you corrected it -- and in a timely way, too".

I did go to check & see if Robin Brumm did a 'unknown to us' zero dark thirty photo blitz of the wee ones @ the Hatchery however .   ;D

LisaG U can sleep zzz knowing that the DDD's aren't having a huge party on the Skywalk while in you're inflight.   :)

Speaking of which, stay real safe on all of your wanderings, this Delta variant is the real deal bitch.  :(

4 in our circle, Fully Vaccinated, have gotten "slightly sick" & have now tested positive. 

FL right now would not be my pick of winged tin can destinations.

People gasping and gasping and begging in FL ICU's for the free and readily available vaccine.

Sorry nope, that is no longer an option for you, TRACHEAL INTUBATION.   :'(

Pip & I are not talking out of turn or out of our ass.
Jerry a good friend of ours is in the fight of his 38 year old life in a FL ICU, intubated, vitals really not good.
His wife & 2 kids (4 and 6) are now very sick too. What a mess.
The "adults" were not yet vaccinated.  :(   

I'm young and very careful Jerry told me not 2 weeks ago.  ::) I said ..

Stay MASKED up for sure at all times interacting with all , distance as best as U can on all legs of the journey.

No politics. Just public health commonsense for everyone in the U. S. A.

We're once again going the wrong way USA. (https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_community) 
Daily new cases (https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#trends_dailytrendscases)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 29, 2021, 12:31:27 AM
T40- many thanks for the 3 vids.  I still can't get over how sharp the cam has become. D. mom is really quick with that snag. I barely caught  view.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 29, 2021, 05:08:21 AM
jaspurr it's all good. Really.    ;D

As Ginger52 said:  "We all make mistakes.  The important thing is that you corrected it -- and in a timely way, too".

I did go to check & see if Robin Brumm did a 'unknown to us' zero dark thirty photo blitz of the wee ones @ the Hatchery however .   ;D

LisaG U can sleep zzz knowing that the DDD's aren't having a huge party on the Skywalk while in you're inflight.   :)

Speaking of which, stay real safe on all of your wanderings, this Delta variant is the real deal bitch.  :(

4 in our circle, Fully Vaccinated, have gotten "slightly sick" & have now tested positive. 

FL right now would not be my pick of winged tin can destinations.

People gasping and gasping and begging in FL ICU's for the free and readily available vaccine.

Sorry nope, that is no longer an option for you, TRACHEAL INTUBATION.   :'(

Pip & I are not talking out of turn or out of our ass.
Jerry a good friend of ours is in the fight of his 38 year old life in a FL ICU, intubated, vitals really not good.
His wife & 2 kids (4 and 6) are now very sick too. What a mess.
The "adults" were not yet vaccinated.  :(   

I'm young and very careful Jerry told me not 2 weeks ago.  ::) I said ..

Stay MASKED up for sure at all times interacting with all , distance as best as U can on all legs of the journey.

No politics. Just public health commonsense for everyone in the U. S. A.

We're once again going the wrong way USA. (https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_community) 
Daily new cases (https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#trends_dailytrendscases)

BL -  ;D ;D  I slept very well last night!
I am only landing in FL, not staying there, but I will be masked up the whole time I am in both the airports, or anywhere I go during my week.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 29, 2021, 05:08:46 AM
Decorah Eagles. Lunch on the skywalk - explore.org 07-28-2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mBDR_GEMkA

Decorah Eagles 7-28-21 DM2 to the Y, looks good in b/w and color - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-LJ0sl_0bU

Decorah Mom D Snags a Fish 07 28 2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqZ7LDQQ6Vc

Thank you, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 29, 2021, 06:32:20 AM
Mom on M2 this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 29, 2021, 07:28:19 AM
DM2 on the skywalk - DM2 with a fish for breakfast, Cleaning of his talons from his breakfish, and checking out the tenants under N2B
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on July 29, 2021, 07:37:28 AM
Wow, so much happening with visits from Mom and DM2! :D :D :D Come on, kids! Love all the pics and videos - thanks so much!
Iver, nice of you to repost Bob's memorial at the kiosk. What a difference he made!
I'm very sorry about your young friend and his family, BL.  Sure hope you and your loved ones have no complications.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 29, 2021, 08:07:55 AM
Thanks for the video links T40!

BL, I'm sorry about your friend. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Great pics Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 29, 2021, 08:18:43 AM
Great pics, tig!

DM2 looking at Mom, as she is arriving to N2B with a fish this morning.  She ate a lil bit and flew off with the fish.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Phyl on July 29, 2021, 08:23:55 AM
Hi
Lisa, tig nanimal thanks for all the great pics Mom and DM2
BL sad news of your friend and his family.  As everyone else said..thoughts and prayers are w/you all.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 29, 2021, 12:18:59 PM
Lisa, the pics of Mom with a fish on N2B and DM2 watching from the Skywalk are definitely the best of the summer for Decorah! And there's a really nice salad bar, too!

BL and all our other Forum friends, so sad for Covid infections that are causing so much havoc.  As our MO governor says, "wear a dang mask" and as our public health experts plead, "get the dang shots."  We can protect ourselves and our loved ones and avoid plague-like conditions with only a little inconvenience.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 29, 2021, 01:50:55 PM
Decorah Eagles 7-29-29, 7:30 am DM2 tracks her in, Mom brings breakfish to N2B - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpOwjnJJfms


I love this video! DM2 knows exactly who that eagle is - Mom - or he would have been screaming and off for the chase. I'm sure bonded couples have ways of identifying each other, but it reminded me of research I ran across a while back. Most bird feathers fluoresce under ultraviolet light and eagles can see in the ultraviolet range. An individual eagle's feather pattern of fluorescence will be unique and could, as the theory goes, be used to identify each other.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 29, 2021, 02:48:20 PM
T40, what an interesting bit of science for eagles to recognize each other. Why not? That video & rewind of DM2 watching Mom fly in with the fish is similar to the way the youngsters watch their parents fly in with prey. They never react in fear, although they might duck to avoid getting smacked in the noggin by a floppy fish or dangling duck.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 30, 2021, 09:17:26 AM
Decorah Eagles 7-29-29, 7:30 am DM2 tracks her in, Mom brings breakfish to N2B - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpOwjnJJfms


I love this video! DM2 knows exactly who that eagle is - Mom - or he would have been screaming and off for the chase. I'm sure bonded couples have ways of identifying each other, but it reminded me of research I ran across a while back. Most bird feathers fluoresce under ultraviolet light and eagles can see in the ultraviolet range. An individual eagle's feather pattern of fluorescence will be unique and could, as the theory goes, be used to identify each other.

Thanks, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 30, 2021, 08:22:33 PM
DM2 had his fish dinner on the skywalk. Mom landed on the skywalk after DM2 went to his perch.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on July 31, 2021, 09:18:50 AM
It is so sweet to see the pictures of Mom.

BL I am sorry for your friend and hope he makes a good recovery. I also hope that you and your family are feeling better. It is good that you posted, as a reminder from someone we know, even just virtually, that we aren't out of the woods yet.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 31, 2021, 04:20:23 PM
DM2 had his fish dinner on the skywalk. Mom landed on the skywalk after DM2 went to his perch.

Great pics, Tig!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 31, 2021, 04:42:53 PM
Decorah Eagles. Barred Owl and eaglevocals - explore.org 07-30-2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQJuxn0xVbQ

Kinda behaves like a juvie on its first mouse hunt. ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 31, 2021, 07:21:28 PM
Mom, I think, on the maple about 6-30PM.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on August 02, 2021, 06:29:30 AM
Is that Mom again this morning? No zooming in yet.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 02, 2021, 06:52:08 AM
Is that Mom again this morning? No zooming in yet.

Nan - From this distance it looks to be Mom. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on August 02, 2021, 09:00:57 AM
I trust you opinion, Lisa!😊
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 02, 2021, 03:44:06 PM
I trust you opinion, Lisa!😊

Aww, thanks, nan  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 02, 2021, 04:58:09 PM
Here's a random thought. 2-4 years from now, if we see a juvie or a sub-adult at N2B or N1 or the Y, I think we can safely rule out their being from this clutch! Whaddya think? ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on August 02, 2021, 07:51:23 PM
T40--I think if they show up it will be an accidental encounter as with most "strange birds" that show up at the Decorah Hatchery Nest.  This year, with the Upper Iowa River as low as it's been, even juvies can spot fish there and don't need to go to the Depot of Fishies that Mom Decorah is certainly hooked on!!  Hopefully we'll still see the three from this year yet.  Remember, we've seen juvies from the annual clutch eat trout well into October.  :) ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 02, 2021, 08:43:03 PM
T40--I think if they show up it will be an accidental encounter as with most "strange birds" that show up at the Decorah Hatchery Nest.  This year, with the Upper Iowa River as low as it's been, even juvies can spot fish there and don't need to go to the Depot of Fishies that Mom Decorah is certainly hooked on!!  Hopefully we'll still see the three from this year yet.  Remember, we've seen juvies from the annual clutch eat trout well into October.  :) ;)

eburg - Thanks for the reality check! I like the way you think and I feel better already. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 04, 2021, 08:56:58 AM
Mom in the pine trees this morning. I think it is Mom!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 04, 2021, 01:15:33 PM
STL - Looks like Mom's eyeshadow - and I've never been wrong! 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 05, 2021, 07:09:06 AM
Great to see Mom in the pines, thanks, STL

T40….lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on August 05, 2021, 08:02:06 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 05, 2021, 11:32:55 AM
Tig, great B&W pics of Mom and DM2 today!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 05, 2021, 12:34:05 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
17h

8/1/21 & 8/2/21 Day Trip
Story and Photos by Robin Brumm

Day 1
It had been a few weeks, so I was due for a trip to Decorah.  A friend was going to meet me there and we both wanted to see if we could find the juvies, and see them flying around.  I got up early, packed up the car and headed to Decorah.  I got there around 7:00am.  Shortly after I got there, Mom flew to a tree at the base of the bluff.  She stayed there for quite a while and then flew over the retention pond, caught a fish, and went to N2B.  She stayed on the skywalk for a bit.  It was good to see her perched there from the ground. It felt a little bit like old times when they were nesting in N2B.  Of course, my camera battery was really low so I told Mom not to leave because I needed to get a battery from my car! lol I walked back toward the hatchery and as I got to the bridge, Mom flew over my head and landed on the Maple2.  She then flew to a tree at the base of the bluff. 

We left to go get some lunch around 1:00 and as we were driving we saw 2 juvies flying to the east of the N3 nest. They were catching some updrafts from the bluff that is there. After lunch, we walked down the trail to N3 and we saw 2 juvies flying high above the area.  They would fly toward each other, and grab talons, then fly apart, then come back together and one would flip over and grab the other one’s talons.  It is so exciting when they are playing in the sky and fine-tuning their skills. They were up very high, and could hardly see them if you weren’t looking through the binoculars.  I was able to get a few pictures, but they are not as clear as I would like because the juvies were so far away.  Eventually, they flew back to the N3 area.  One juvie landed on a branch on the side of the nest, and the other one landed on the perch tree.  We were sitting watching them and then saw the third juvie fly low over the area.  We could hear it coming because it was squeeing!! We figured there had to be a parent close if the juvies were squeeing, so we looked at the dead tree and it looked like DM2 was perched there.  The parent flew down toward the stream and then flew up to the nest and a Juvie followed it to the nest.  It looked like DM2 brought something to the nest, but I don’t think it was food.  The juvie mantled, but didn’t look like it ate anything.  When we left for the evening, there was a juvie in the nest and a parent on the dead tree. 

DAY 2
Mom was on the Maple2 when we got to the hatchery. She flew off and tried to catch a fish in the large hatchery pond, but she missed and landed on the ground. She flew from one side of the pond to the other side trying to catch something. After about 5 or 6 tries, including stepping into the pond, she finally caught one and flew toward the N1 area. We walked over in that direction but couldn't find her. 

We decided to go to N3 to see if she had flown there.  We parked our car and as we were getting our stuff out of the car we saw 2 juvies flying very low over the parking lot. They circled around above us and kept soaring overhead, going higher and higher.  When they were small specks in the sky, the third juvie flew over, again very low.  We both jumped, because it came from behind us and we didn’t see it until it was right overhead. It seemed like it was so close we could have reached up and touched it, but I’m sure it was higher than that.  It flew over and followed the river and went behind some trees. 

We walked down the trail to the N3 area and saw a parent on the dead tree.  We think it was DM2.  We could hear squees but couldn’t see a juvie.  The parent flew down and then flew to the perch tree.  We heard squees getting louder and a juvie flew into the perch tree near the parent.  I believe the parent had a fish because the juvie looked like it was eating.  The parent flew to the dead tree and after the juvie finished eating, it flew to the nest. 

By this time, it was getting late and we both needed to head for home. I’m still hoping that the juvies make an appearance at the hatchery… maybe next time!  Of course, until next time, I'd settle for a camera glimpse of any of them exploring the Maple2, the Y Branch at N1, or even a pit stop at N2B or the Skywalk.  That isn't asking for too much, is it? 

RRP appreciates Robin's generosity in sharing her photos and reminds you they are copyrighted and may not be downloaded without her express written consent.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on August 05, 2021, 12:41:27 PM
T40, thanks for the RRP post from Robin!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on August 05, 2021, 12:41:53 PM
Tig, great B&W pics of Mom and DM2 today!
Thanks STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on August 05, 2021, 01:21:59 PM
Great to hear they're all doing well! Thanks T40 and Robin!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 07, 2021, 07:08:10 AM
Morning visit to M2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 07, 2021, 01:29:26 PM
Nice to see Mom at M2, and to see your pics, Lisa!

I haven't been watching the Decorah nest much this year, so not familiar with birds that soar around and perch on the tall tower up on the bluffs. Eagles? Hawks? Vultures? Other?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 07, 2021, 01:43:25 PM
STL - I'm gonna guess vultures based on your first pic. Wings are V-shaped in flight like a vulture and not straight like an eagle.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on August 07, 2021, 02:41:41 PM
T40, thanks for sharing Robin's adventures. She got to see a juvie! Oh, how I miss those squee-eees.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 07, 2021, 04:34:58 PM
T40, thanks for the vulture vote. I thought that, also the numbers didn't say eagles, based on the time of year and the location.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 07, 2021, 06:06:41 PM
Nice to see Mom at M2, and to see your pics, Lisa!

I haven't been watching the Decorah nest much this year, so not familiar with birds that soar around and perch on the tall tower up on the bluffs. Eagles? Hawks? Vultures? Other?

Thanks, STL

Great pics of the Tv’s on the tower!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 09, 2021, 07:06:24 AM
Some birdy on M2 early this morning....looks like Mom
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on August 09, 2021, 07:07:12 AM
Great pics Lisa and STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on August 09, 2021, 07:46:06 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 10, 2021, 04:42:37 AM
:)

Great shot of Mom, tig!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 10, 2021, 05:56:57 AM
Early morning pics - Mom all tucked in on the skywalk.  She left skywalk and headed over to M2.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 10, 2021, 06:15:24 AM
DM2 was behind the leaves on M2 this morning, left M2 did a lil fishing and came to N2B to eat.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on August 10, 2021, 06:53:15 AM
Great pics Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 10, 2021, 08:07:13 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Thanks, tig and yours as well!   :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 10, 2021, 08:52:11 AM
Mom on M2, then flew off over the retention pond area towards M2, but didn't land back there.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 10, 2021, 11:19:39 AM
Lisa and Tig, love your early morning pics of Mom and DM2.  Special view of her flying at the Retention Pond.

One of them, Mom, I think, spent the night up high on the Skywalk. On rewind, that eagle flew away and one landed on the dead maple quickly after, looks like Mom to me.  DM2's head is very white and very flat. Good to see him at N2B with fish. Maybe that means he will be happy to return to this nest next season!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 10, 2021, 11:21:53 AM
A few more pics of Mom, as she is still on M2 this morning.  She was up, and then shifted down to the lower branch. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 10, 2021, 11:24:22 AM
Lisa and Tig, love your early morning pics of Mom and DM2.  Special view of her flying at the Retention Pond.

One of them, Mom, I think, spent the night up high on the Skywalk. On rewind, that eagle flew away and one landed on the dead maple quickly after, looks like Mom to me.  DM2's head is very white and very flat. Good to see him at N2B with fish. Maybe that means he will be happy to return to this nest next season!

Great pics, STL

It was Mom that spent the night on the SW last night.  I was so happy to see her still there when I woke this morning. 

I too, am hoping they are missing the area and N2B, but I won't get my hopes up till I see sticks and corn husks arrive next season!  ;D

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on August 10, 2021, 11:29:12 AM
Lisa and Tig, love your early morning pics of Mom and DM2.  Special view of her flying at the Retention Pond.

One of them, Mom, I think, spent the night up high on the Skywalk. On rewind, that eagle flew away and one landed on the dead maple quickly after, looks like Mom to me.  DM2's head is very white and very flat. Good to see him at N2B with fish. Maybe that means he will be happy to return to this nest next season!

Great pics, STL

It was Mom that spent the night on the SW last night.  I was so happy to see her still there when I woke this morning. 

I too, am hoping they are missing the area and N2B, but I won't get my hopes up till I see sticks and corn husks arrive next season!  ;D

I don't want to get my hopes up either!

Great pics by you and STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 10, 2021, 11:36:32 AM
Lisa and Tig, love your early morning pics of Mom and DM2.  Special view of her flying at the Retention Pond.

One of them, Mom, I think, spent the night up high on the Skywalk. On rewind, that eagle flew away and one landed on the dead maple quickly after, looks like Mom to me.  DM2's head is very white and very flat. Good to see him at N2B with fish. Maybe that means he will be happy to return to this nest next season!

Great pics, STL

It was Mom that spent the night on the SW last night.  I was so happy to see her still there when I woke this morning. 

I too, am hoping they are missing the area and N2B, but I won't get my hopes up till I see sticks and corn husks arrive next season!  ;D

I don't want to get my hopes up either!

Great pics by you and STL!

tig, I should have also said, and I see a egg cup forming!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 10, 2021, 02:18:07 PM
I couldn't tell if it was Mom or DM2, but I am leaning towards Mom.  She sat in the bluff's for a while this afternoon before taking off, and what looked like joining another eagle above soaring (two black spots in the sky).
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 10, 2021, 07:01:58 PM
From N2B chatroll: 8/10/21

Mom wing stretch, warble, peal call, flight to upper maple https://youtu.be/PvyCHkL9Gto
DM2 eats half a breakfish on N2B https://youtu.be/NU0WSNGl7uY
Mom Decorah fishing passes, back to maple https://youtu.be/QHi-mtuE0Gw
Beautiful Iowa scene, Mom on upper maple https://youtu.be/gPUj63W3YTo
DM2 on upper maple, nice long look https://youtu.be/-S0bR0BOPcE
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 11, 2021, 05:35:08 AM
From N2B chatroll: 8/10/21

Mom wing stretch, warble, peal call, flight to upper maple https://youtu.be/PvyCHkL9Gto
DM2 eats half a breakfish on N2B https://youtu.be/NU0WSNGl7uY
Mom Decorah fishing passes, back to maple https://youtu.be/QHi-mtuE0Gw
Beautiful Iowa scene, Mom on upper maple https://youtu.be/gPUj63W3YTo
DM2 on upper maple, nice long look https://youtu.be/-S0bR0BOPcE

Thanks for the video links, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 11, 2021, 06:45:03 AM
Early morning pics - A birdy was sitting in the tree behind the leaves over by the horse pasture.  It looked like DM2 to me. EDIT: Per tulsa's video...this is Mom and not DM2!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 12, 2021, 06:38:15 AM
A few early morning pics from Decorah - Some birdly who looks alot like Mom landed on M2 about 5:32am, flew over the retention pond before landing back at M2.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 12, 2021, 06:40:48 AM
Sunrise in Decorah, both Mom and DM2 on M2, and one of them flying in front of M2 before circling around and landing on M2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 12, 2021, 11:52:08 AM
From Facebook

Raptor Resource Project
We're so glad we got to spend time with all of you this year - a year of wonderment at the North nest, wistful memories at the Decorah nest (thanks so much to Robin Brumm and Iver Burl for their boots on the ground reporting), and hope and crossed fingers at GSB! We'll be shutting our Decorah and Decorah North streams down for maintenance on Sunday, August 15, at 5:00 PM CDT. Look for a special chat on the Decorah nest from 3pm to 5pm on August 15 and watch the North nest for a flash chat!
Thank you to our camera operators and videomakers for sharing the lives of our eagles and the world around them, to our moderators for telling their stories and building the eagle community, and to you for watching, sharing, learning, and especially for caring! All of you make this the nicest place on the web!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 12, 2021, 12:36:05 PM
Many, many thanks to RRP for doing so many creative things to bring us views of Mom, DM2, and their elusive offspring D37, 38, & 39. Double thanks to Iver and Robin for their visits, notes, and pics.

We were speculating that the shutdown seems early this year, and it is. The last pic I got for Decorah was AUG 29, 2020, and that was shutdown day. D34 dispersed way early, unbanded, and D35 was banded and dispersed closer to camera shutdown. D36, also banded, was still hanging around with Mom and DM2 at the end of August.  Someone will know when D36 left -- info probably with the tracking maps.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on August 13, 2021, 07:26:37 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 13, 2021, 08:26:36 AM
:)

Great pics, tig!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 13, 2021, 08:33:15 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Mom on the maple early this morning, both were on the maple - one behind the greenery(can see the tail to the left in pic) and one up top, and Mom feaking her beak & looking beautiful at the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on August 13, 2021, 09:23:39 AM
Thanks Lisa!

Great pics from you!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 13, 2021, 10:09:33 AM
Mom has been on the Y branch for a lil while this morning.  Some birdy flew below her, and then at one point it sounded like someone landed on N1.  Mom started vocalizing and then moved on down to N1 out of cam view.  She eventually came back up.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on August 13, 2021, 11:02:42 AM
Lisa & Tig, great to have more pics of Mom. Specially like watching her in defensive mode at N1. Hope this bodes well for the pair nesting here or at N2B next season.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 13, 2021, 11:11:41 AM
Mom just had an intruder fly at her while she is on the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 13, 2021, 11:19:24 AM
Beautiful Mom!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: lilbirdz on August 13, 2021, 02:46:49 PM
Lisa, that last picture of Mom in the first series reminds me of the eagle poster that says "BUT I AM SMILING".   >:(
I am with everyone else who hopes that next year Mom convinces DM2 to use the N2B nest. It may require major renovations, but at least we will be able to see every moment of their fascinating lives.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 13, 2021, 03:05:49 PM
Lisa, that last picture of Mom in the first series reminds me of the eagle poster that says "BUT I AM SMILING".   >:(
I am with everyone else who hopes that next year Mom convinces DM2 to use the N2B nest. It may require major renovations, but at least we will be able to see every moment of their fascinating lives.

lil -  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on August 13, 2021, 08:54:45 PM
Decorah Eagles Cam home of Mom & DM2 visit from Mom today!!!

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Decorah Eagles. Mom on the Y-branch - explore.org 08-13-2021
08-13-2021. Mom comes to the Y branch early and stays for almost 5 hours. She was looking beautful as always. She takes a few naps,12:46 she starts vocalizing and an intruder flies over her. She preens a little, 14:14 gave us the famous heraldic pose, she preens some more and in the end flies off.
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Mom having well deserved nappie time
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on August 13, 2021, 09:04:56 PM
Great pics today Lisa, Stl, Tig & ALL!!!  Thanks for the heads up Lisa from RRP regarding the camera maintenance.  I am hoping that when the nest is weeded & maintenance complete Mom will think about using N2B for next season  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 14, 2021, 06:31:18 AM
Great pics today Lisa, Stl, Tig & ALL!!!  Thanks for the heads up Lisa from RRP regarding the camera maintenance.  I am hoping that when the nest is weeded & maintenance complete Mom will think about using N2B for