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Title: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 02, 2021, 11:52:43 AM
Still quiet, with cold, mist, fog. Two deer across the Creek early AM. Cam op panning about 10:30AM found some tracks in the snow, your guess is as good as mine. No pic, but a tiny bird in the trees.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 02, 2021, 11:57:34 AM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 02, 2021, 04:13:10 PM
Late afternoon finds MrN & DNF near and in a Creek Tree. Nice way to end the daylight.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 03, 2021, 12:28:05 PM
Everything is covered with frozen mist this morning. Cam ops found MrN on the Love Branch at daybreak, then a sub-adult around the brush pile & Creek trees 10:30 - 11:00. This sub-a is easy to recognize from the dark eye mask. A frequent visitor for a month or more.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on January 04, 2021, 12:46:57 PM
Looks like our little Kestrel is back.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on January 04, 2021, 01:17:45 PM
Looks like our little Kestrel is back.

Raleigh -- It's actually a Merlin (Falco columbarius).  The cam-op confirmed it with RRP.  You're right, though, they do resemble kestrels.  All About Birds says:  "Merlins are small falcons with a powerful build that is broader and stockier than the slightly smaller American Kestrel. Merlins have sharply pointed wings, a broad chest, and a medium length tail."

Here's a pic I found online (Audubon) of a Merlin:
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on January 04, 2021, 01:35:06 PM
Wow.....Thank you. I thought it looked a little smaller than a kestrel, but once I saw that hooked beak, I made the assumption it was a kestrel. Never saw a Merlin before.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on January 04, 2021, 01:44:00 PM
I've never seen a Merlin before either.  When I Googled, I found that they've overwintered in Iowa for several years but 2016 was the first time in 108 years that there was a documented Merlin nest in Iowa.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on January 04, 2021, 01:45:30 PM
So nice of him to enjoy a meal and keep us entertained in the absence of our resident eagles today. Its a beautiful little bird.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on January 04, 2021, 01:48:51 PM
I agree.  Really adorable.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on January 04, 2021, 01:49:54 PM
From the Cornell website:

Merlin pairs have been seen teaming up to hunt large flocks of waxwings: one Merlin flushes the flock by attacking from below; the other comes in moments later to take advantage of the confusion.

Pretty cool!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 04, 2021, 03:51:30 PM
Whatever this bird of prey is, it's beautiful. Didn't the kestrel used to be called a sparrow hawk? Merlins are larger, heavier.

Several photos from its 2-hour time on the pasture perch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on January 04, 2021, 06:03:38 PM
Here's a cool video from GailM on the Explore board of some of the sights we've seen so far this season.

https://disq.us/url?url=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FwrmnOAsLxAk%3AXEKkFjUkVZn4ATOS9Kt_WBuT4Fo&cuid=1407162
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 04, 2021, 07:36:13 PM
Cute lil visitor today at DNN..."Merlin Falcon"

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Decorah Eagles North A Merlin having lunch 01 04 2021https://youtu.be/r6uLLwXnrccvia blossem holland
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 05, 2021, 09:56:47 AM
Beautiful little raptor at DNN yesterday.

There have been people and vehicles near the creek since the snow. Lots of tracks this morning when the live Cam came back.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2021, 10:26:18 AM
DNF to the nest first to do a lil nestwork, and then Mr. N joins her.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2021, 10:47:07 AM
DNF enjoys her breakfish
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2021, 11:26:02 AM
Preening & close-ups - Thank you cam ops  :)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on January 05, 2021, 12:44:30 PM
Camera operators finding plenty of good shots today. That oriole nest must be real sturdy. :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2021, 01:30:27 PM
Camera operators finding plenty of good shots today. That oriole nest must be real sturdy. :)

Great pic, Raleigh
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 05, 2021, 05:28:50 PM
Lisa & Raleigh, love the closeup views we can capture from RRPs cam ops!

Active day at DNN with nest work mid-morning then an entertaining and long sequence of fishing and chasing around the field before DNF lands with the large fish. It's worth watching on the rewind.

After DNFis done preening and leaves the nest, a nuthatch comes to grab a bite, then returns about 1:00PM for a minute or so.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 05, 2021, 05:30:29 PM
Closeups of DNF and the nuthatch visit.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2021, 05:34:44 PM
STL, wonderful pics!  Cute lil nuthatch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on January 06, 2021, 06:16:02 AM
Great shots STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 06, 2021, 08:32:25 AM
A few morning pics from DNN - DNF was scraping out the bole this morning.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 06, 2021, 11:16:38 AM
Great pics this morning, Lisa. They got an early start today, and MrN brought a nice bunch of grasses for his practice forming the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 06, 2021, 01:44:16 PM
Great pics this morning, Lisa. They got an early start today, and MrN brought a nice bunch of grasses for his practice forming the nest.

Great pics, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 06, 2021, 06:04:38 PM
Our Decorah Family... ❤️❤️
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 North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 07, 2021, 12:09:29 PM
Lori, great gif from yesterday. Wish I had been watching here instead of being glued to the TV!!

A bit of nest work this morning by our new favorite pair.  There were shots of a red squirrel visiting the branches near the nest, and gnawing or heavy breathing by some cables. Not good enough for a pic, but rewind to a few minutes after the BEs if you want to watch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: oldguy on January 07, 2021, 07:59:54 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 08, 2021, 10:53:40 AM
DNF brought in more nest materials this morning. MrN came to watch her at work.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 08, 2021, 01:36:55 PM
MrN has been fishing, unsuccessfully, this morning. Rewind to 10 - 11 AM for great views of hovering, then arrival at nest with a stick, a flyoff "behind" the nest to snatch oak leaves from a nearby tree. Couldn't tell if it was a squirrel nest he might have been pirating or just leaves on branches caught in a Y.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 08, 2021, 01:46:05 PM
Here's MrN at the nearby tree, flying off, and returning to the nest with the load of leaves.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2021, 01:48:41 PM
Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 08, 2021, 10:45:55 PM
Thanks, Lisa. This new season, I'm loving the camera views that go to the right and behind the nest; plus those that go more to the left of the Love Branches (this is where the leaves came from).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 09, 2021, 11:32:24 AM
Work on the nest rails early this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2021, 10:27:36 AM
A Red-bellied woodpecker found some nestovers
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Back for more nestovers
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 10, 2021, 12:51:14 PM
Lisa, you're pics are so much better than mine! Flickr might go onto my wish list. This is a male r-b-w, indicated by the solid patch of red on its head. Females have two patches with white in between. The reddish belly patch is hardly visible. Rewind to about 10AM to watch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2021, 01:01:49 PM
Lisa, you're pics are so much better than mine! Flickr might go onto my wish list. This is a male r-b-w, indicated by the solid patch of red on its head. Females have two patches with white in between. The reddish belly patch is hardly visible. Rewind to about 10AM to watch.

Thanks for the info on the male and female.  I have some that frequent my yard, so I will have to notice. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2021, 01:45:33 PM
The North's were home this afternoon doing some nestwork, and a intruder came into the area.
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DNF to the nest, Mr.N in the middle of the pic and the intruder to the left.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 10, 2021, 04:38:57 PM
The North's!!! 
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Decorah North Sunday Nestorations, Chase, Food (explore.org 01 10 2021)
https://youtu.be/gqnhsxRGC3Y VIA LIZZY G EAGLESPIRIT

01 10 2021
 Sunday Nestorations, Chase, Food
1:23pm CT Mr North arrived and DNF follow with cornstalk
1:27pm Mr North took off
1:28pm DNF take off to Tree 1 another eagle take off from love branch
DNF  to the stream
1 Eagle take off to a lower tree other still at the stream then take off
chase and vocals
Mr North land at Yonder branch Intruder Eagle circle around
Mr North take off to chase the Eagle
DNF land at the nest , Mr North at Yonder branch and 3rd Eagle to the left side
DNF has food
Mr North take off
DNF start to eat the fish
DNF take off to Tree 3
DNF take off
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2021, 04:44:29 PM
Lori - Thanks for the awesome gif and for the video!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 10, 2021, 05:25:51 PM
AND THEN . . . DNF came back to the nest about 3PM. You can hear people voices in the distance, and DNF flew away, seen soaring off to the right, because 2 people walking along the bank of the Creek, barely visible (no pic).

Great pics and video of the fish, Lisa.  Here's one of the dinner -- few leftovers.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2021, 05:36:45 PM
AND THEN . . . DNF came back to the nest about 3PM. You can hear people voices in the distance, and DNF flew away, seen soaring off to the right, because 2 people walking along the bank of the Creek, barely visible (no pic).

Great pics and video of the fish, Lisa.  Here's one of the dinner -- few leftovers.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2021, 07:36:05 AM
A few pics from DNN this morning....working together, and Mr. N testing out the bole.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on January 11, 2021, 07:37:47 AM
After nestorations
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2021, 07:44:28 AM
Beautiful pic, Raleigh!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2021, 07:51:36 AM
I believe this is DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on January 11, 2021, 08:18:21 AM
Great catch Lisa!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2021, 08:36:38 AM
Great catch Lisa!!

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 11, 2021, 12:03:47 PM
Lots of in-and-out nest work going most of this morning. Great pics, Lisa & Raleigh.

I got the DNF soaring one with the big stick, too. Then I couldn't find her soaring with stick in brighter sunlight.

The woodpecker was back again.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2021, 12:32:33 PM
Lots of in-and-out nest work going most of this morning. Great pics, Lisa & Raleigh.

I got the DNF soaring one with the big stick, too. Then I couldn't find her soaring with stick in brighter sunlight.

The woodpecker was back again.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2021, 02:10:47 PM
DNF to the nest with a fish this afternoon
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 11, 2021, 05:03:55 PM
Lisa, Great pics of DNF and her fish this afternoon.

Some good closeups of DNF at the fish time, 2PM. The feathers on the back of her head look kinda like my bed-head-hair first thing in the morning!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 11, 2021, 05:07:05 PM
DNF and MrN met at the nest at the end of the day for some stick tango action. Worth finding on rewind.

Notice that it's still light at 4PM in Iowa.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2021, 05:15:11 PM
DNF and MrN met at the nest at the end of the day for some stick tango action. Worth finding on rewind.

Notice that it's still light at 4PM in Iowa.

LOL, love the stick tango pic, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2021, 05:15:35 PM
Lisa, Great pics of DNF and her fish this afternoon.

Some good closeups of DNF at the fish time, 2PM. The feathers on the back of her head look kinda like my bed-head-hair first thing in the morning!

Wonderful close-ups!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 12, 2021, 07:56:38 AM
A few morning pics from DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 12, 2021, 12:29:22 PM
DNF got herself a fish for lunch
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Mr. N & DNF in the stream
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 12, 2021, 05:22:21 PM
Lots of togetherness for the Norths today. Great pics, Lisa.

Long bath time definitely worth watching on the rewind. You'd think the water was warm instead of about 40 degrees! After separate preening, the pair spent an hour or so sitting very close together on the Love Branch, like on a date. DNF seems to be pursuing MrN today.  Good times!   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 12, 2021, 05:23:34 PM
Ran out of room for pics. Here they are together on the Love Branch. DNF is above MrN.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 12, 2021, 05:54:15 PM
Wonderful pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on January 13, 2021, 08:15:14 AM
Lots of activity on the nest this morning. I'm sure Lisa will have some better pictures and GIFs. :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 13, 2021, 08:20:58 AM
Great pic, Raleigh! :)

The busy North's!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 13, 2021, 09:30:53 AM
More morning nestorations
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 13, 2021, 10:17:51 AM
The Norths have to be the most-photographed couple in Iowa in 2020-21! From the flash chat text, I expected to see mating this morning. But so far, just work on the nest, back and forth from perches several times already. They will get to it when they decide the time is right. Am I correct that it takes about 2 weeks from successful mating for an egg to develop for laying?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 13, 2021, 02:55:42 PM
The Norths have to be the most-photographed couple in Iowa in 2020-21! From the flash chat text, I expected to see mating this morning. But so far, just work on the nest, back and forth from perches several times already. They will get to it when they decide the time is right. Am I correct that it takes about 2 weeks from successful mating for an egg to develop for laying?

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 14, 2021, 07:27:25 AM
A few early morning pics from DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on January 14, 2021, 08:03:32 AM
Some early morning housekeeping before the snow moves in.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 14, 2021, 08:41:11 AM
Some early morning housekeeping before the snow moves in.

Great pic, Raleigh!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 14, 2021, 10:28:58 AM
Snow in the forecast, 'eh? No wonder the Norths are so busy. Rewind to 8AM or so for togetherness in a Creek tree, followed by DNF tree-hopping to find a stick to break off and bring to the nest. MrN follows with his own stick. Shortly after, they fly to a branch in the behind-left-of-nest. Watch DNF work on small sticks. Somewhere, she picks up another big one for the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 14, 2021, 12:50:20 PM
Red-bellied woodpecker visits and stashes something in a crevice just above the nest. About 12-30 PM on rewind. Anybody know what is making the chiruppy sound in the background? Sounds almost froggy, but not this time of year.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 14, 2021, 01:02:19 PM
Wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: TCRaptorLover on January 14, 2021, 03:51:21 PM
Red-bellied woodpecker visits and stashes something in a crevice just above the nest. About 12-30 PM on rewind. Anybody know what is making the chiruppy sound in the background? Sounds almost froggy, but not this time of year.


Pretty sure it's a cranky squirrel...doesn't like Mr. Woodpecker in the nest  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on January 14, 2021, 11:40:10 PM
Loving the audio winter critter Id's.

Cameras only see where they're looking.

Microphones are 360 degrees 24/7/365 identifying critters.

As a base line on my comment, I was blindfolded every evening for a week.

EARS only told me to identity the nocturnal critter. 43 % of the time correct.

EARS and VISUAL. 30 % of the time correct. Just saying.

Do you know what a screaming porcupine fleeing from a roving organized winged hoard of Barred Owl's in VT sounds like.

You don't have enough hairs on the back of your neck.

A group of organized winged hunters screeching, flapping and actively herding prey as a pack towards the canopy with success.

It's quite the nocturnal cacophony of raptor, hunting and taking of critter sounds.
Many, many barred owls seen and heard before.

That's the craziest holly s*+# what the heck animal noise that I've ever heard.
I told you.
Pip wanted to go home the 1st time. I assured her this is the norm here having been here many times before.

Those worthy of taking lagging critters that scurry on the forest floor or that fall from the canopy from pure fright are taken.   

It's the nightly Summer time real deal as we have become aware over the years here @ 43.69, -73.21

Nature just doing it's thing for millennium long before us.   
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 15, 2021, 01:09:34 PM
Heavy, wet, snow this morning. About 8AM the Norths were perched above and on the nest. Rewind revealed DNF with a fish, which she devoured without sharing. I think she is in the two treetop pics also. As always, times are approximate.

According to Google, rainbow trout are spawning now in Iowa. Looks like the eagles are catching rainbows in the Creek. Smaller fish than the brown trout that spawn in October-November.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2021, 01:44:35 PM
Heavy, wet, snow this morning. About 8AM the Norths were perched above and on the nest. Rewind revealed DNF with a fish, which she devoured without sharing. I think she is in the two treetop pics also. As always, times are approximate.

According to Google, rainbow trout are spawning now in Iowa. Looks like the eagles are catching rainbows in the Creek. Smaller fish than the brown trout that spawn in October-November.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 15, 2021, 02:32:19 PM
Couple more pics from this afternoon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2021, 05:10:49 PM
DNF
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Mr. North & DNF
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DNF gave Mr. N a lil nip
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 15, 2021, 06:55:46 PM
Aren't they a pair?
Don't we agree?
Us on the ground,
They in a tree . . . .

Hum to the tune of Send in the Clowns.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2021, 12:14:11 PM
A few pics from earlier.....DNF, a lil copulation and preening together
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 16, 2021, 12:52:10 PM
Thanks for your great pics, Lisa.  First mating caught on camera! It's that loverly time of year. Think about eggs in mid to late FEB.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 16, 2021, 12:54:10 PM
The Norths have been perching and preening close together on the Love Branch for about an hour, and now it is almost 1PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2021, 01:15:45 PM
The Norths have been perching and preening close together on the Love Branch for about an hour, and now it is almost 1PM.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2021, 01:16:43 PM
DNF to the nest with a stick
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 16, 2021, 03:51:00 PM
Lisa, the Norths are really busy today despite the snow and wind. Great pics.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2021, 04:23:48 PM
Lisa, the Norths are really busy today despite the snow and wind. Great pics.

They sure are busy eagles.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2021, 07:54:04 AM
Mr brought in a nice big stick
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 17, 2021, 12:17:42 PM
Lisa, love your pic of MrN's big stick. DNF looks like she's measuring it for curtains!   ;)

The pair spent the night huddled up on the Love Branch right next to the tree trunk. One pic just before dawn caught MrN's eye to help us watchers locate them.

They have both brought sticks to the nest this morning. Lots of arranging to do.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2021, 12:40:35 PM
Lisa, love your pic of MrN's big stick. DNF looks like she's measuring it for curtains!   ;)

The pair spent the night huddled up on the Love Branch right next to the tree trunk. One pic just before dawn caught MrN's eye to help us watchers locate them.

They have both brought sticks to the nest this morning. Lots of arranging to do.

Wonderful pics, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2021, 09:05:40 AM
A couple morning pics from DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 18, 2021, 12:32:48 PM
Lisa, what great pics from the Norths on the nest early this morning. They have been bringing and moving sticks all morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2021, 03:59:41 PM
Lisa, what great pics from the Norths on the nest early this morning. They have been bringing and moving sticks all morning.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2021, 04:03:54 PM
A squirrel dinner for DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 18, 2021, 04:20:28 PM
Lisa, yum yum. Red meat must make stronger eggshells or something she doesn't get from the fish.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 18, 2021, 04:36:35 PM
MrN came to observe DNF's meal for a short while. She's not sharing so far.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2021, 04:50:51 PM
MrN came to observe DNF's meal for a short while. She's not sharing so far.

Wonderful pics, STL! 

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 19, 2021, 09:05:26 AM
A few morning pics from DNN, Mr. N brought in a branch, and DNF placed it, then Mr got a bit nippy.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 19, 2021, 11:06:00 AM
Lisa, great pics. That was a really big stick for MrN. He had to stop at the snag to gather strength for the nest landing. DNF took over arranging. What a pair!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 19, 2021, 11:39:45 AM
Lisa, great pics. That was a really big stick for MrN. He had to stop at the snag to gather strength for the nest landing. DNF took over arranging. What a pair!

Great pics, STL!

The stick didn't look so big when he was on the snag, but when he brought it in, I was like wow, big stick!

These two crack me up, especially DNF....you can tell she is BOSS!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 19, 2021, 03:07:09 PM
Lisa, DNF is one powerful female. Wonder how much bigger/heavier she is than Mom Decorah. Not that it's a competition, but DNF is huge. The North nest is quite a bit wider than N2B (I believe), and DNF fills it up. On the other hand, Mom and her mates have been more successful raising eaglets to fledging. Doesn't matter; we love 'em all.     :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 19, 2021, 03:16:41 PM
North nest dimensions, according to the website, the nest is about 7 feet by 4 feet, with a perimeter of 18 feet. Not sure if that includes the "patio" area, just off the one side. 

I didn't find N2B dimensions. I'm sure they are there, somewhere, probably in the blog. . . .
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 19, 2021, 05:14:07 PM
Lisa, DNF is one powerful female. Wonder how much bigger/heavier she is than Mom Decorah. Not that it's a competition, but DNF is huge. The North nest is quite a bit wider than N2B (I believe), and DNF fills it up. On the other hand, Mom and her mates have been more successful raising eaglets to fledging. Doesn't matter; we love 'em all.     :-*

Yep, we love'em all!  :D

This is from a blog post that Amy made in Nov. 17, 2019 about N2B.

How big is N2B right now?
It measures roughly 6X7 and is about 6.5 feet high. Its total volume is about 65 feet (this is a little rough to calculate, since it approximates a cone but isn't quite as neat as the mathematical formula here: https://keisan.casio.com/exec/system/15374075343333). Since it is made from oak, maple, and cottonwood branches, we calculate the average weight at 40 pounds per cubic foot, which yields a weight of 2600 pounds. However, the nest isn't made of solid wood. The eagles weave branches together in a rough spiral pattern and N2B has spaces, albeit tightly packed ones. I cast around a bit for a way to determine this unmeasurable space and finally decided to use the Fibonacci ratio of 61.8%. This number, which is also referred to as the golden ratio, or the golden mean, turns up quite a bit in natural series, especially ones that involve spirals. This yields an estimated weight of 1,606 pounds, or a little under a ton -  a lot less than 2600 but still something to think about when you are hanging below it!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 19, 2021, 06:43:38 PM
Thanks for the blog from Amy, Lisa. So the nests aren't that different in size, although to me, the North nest surface area looks way larger than N2B. Perhaps it 's the camera distances and angles. No matter. The eggs will fit in the right place with a nice, warm eagle on top.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 20, 2021, 12:56:22 PM
Colorful sunrise, cold, windy, snowy on the ground. The Norths have a good view from a branchy area at noon (and before). One of the new camera angles for this year, so I'm not sure if it is across the stream or near the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 20, 2021, 12:58:01 PM
Forgot the pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 20, 2021, 04:54:57 PM
Forgot the pics!

Beautiful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 20, 2021, 04:57:36 PM
Mr North
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DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 20, 2021, 05:50:08 PM
Lisa, gorgeous pics of gorgeous eagle pair!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 20, 2021, 06:46:43 PM
Beautiful DNN DNF this evening ;D
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2021, 06:45:06 AM
Thanks, STL  :)

Wonderful gif, Lori  8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 21, 2021, 03:07:23 PM
Lori & Lisa, thanks for the pics and gifs today. Here's DNF with a brunch fish.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 22, 2021, 06:53:54 AM
Great pic, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 22, 2021, 11:22:15 AM
It's really cold today.  DNF came to the nest for a few minutes about 11:00 AM, just picking and testing a place to settle.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 23, 2021, 10:57:37 AM
Really,  really cold today, like 9 degrees. The Norths brought large loads of grasses about 10 AM. The red-bellied woodpecker visited before and after the nest work. Easy pickings for seeds.

Cam ops show us the hanging Baltimore oriole nest often. I googled reuse of nests, and apparently they do not reuse the same nest, but the female, who builds, may tear it apart for the material to use in the new nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2021, 12:24:07 PM
DNF in with a load nesting material
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2021, 12:54:07 PM
Mr North brought lunch to the nest, and DNF is enjoying it.  A pheasant, I believe.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on January 23, 2021, 04:45:15 PM
They are a very beautiful pair!  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 23, 2021, 05:02:08 PM
Yes, Lisa, pheasant. A female bird that looks to be frozen so perhaps road kill. Watch the details on the rewind from about noon to 2PM. DNF came screaming in to claim the prey as soon as MrN landed. After eating most of it, she let him take a clump of feathers away from the nest, but AFTER he brought another bunch of grasses.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 23, 2021, 05:05:23 PM
Could the prey have been a hawk? No. The beak was not a raptor beak and neither were the feet and claws. Looking up pheasant on Google shows the feather pattern to be right.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2021, 05:32:59 PM
Peep - They are a beautiful pair!

STL - Great pics  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 24, 2021, 05:25:55 PM
Just when you think the furnishings are arranged just right, Mother Nature covers it up with snow overnight! So this afternoon, the Norths started over by bringing new and digging out some old.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 25, 2021, 12:06:10 PM
The Norths spent the night together on the Love Branch, close to the tree trunk. No mating activity observed on a quick rewind scan. Seems to be nothing going on with nest work or eating this morning that I can find. Well, the wonderful cam ops do the finding!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2021, 12:38:27 PM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on January 25, 2021, 03:31:00 PM
The Norths spent the night together on the Love Branch, close to the tree trunk. No mating activity observed on a quick rewind scan. Seems to be nothing going on with nest work or eating this morning that I can find. Well, the wonderful cam ops do the finding!

STL -- I wasn't watching, but an Explore chatter noted that mating occurred at 5:45 p.m.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 25, 2021, 04:29:14 PM
Ginger, do you mean 5+ AM (this morning)??  I did see several "rouses" from one of the eagles, which is often an after-mating action. 

A small gaggle of geese visited the Creek this afternoon at 4:00. Open water is important when the temps are so low.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on January 25, 2021, 05:19:20 PM
Ginger, do you mean 5+ AM (this morning)??  I did see several "rouses" from one of the eagles, which is often an after-mating action. 

A small gaggle of geese visited the Creek this afternoon at 4:00. Open water is important when the temps are so low.

No, it was 5:45 p.m. yesterday.  Here's the pic she posted.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2021, 05:23:01 PM
Ginger, do you mean 5+ AM (this morning)??  I did see several "rouses" from one of the eagles, which is often an after-mating action. 

A small gaggle of geese visited the Creek this afternoon at 4:00. Open water is important when the temps are so low.

No, it was 5:45 p.m. yesterday.  Here's the pic she posted.

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Thanks for the pic, Ginger.

I was in the other room last night when that was happening, and hubby yells to me...I think the eagles are in here doing something.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on January 25, 2021, 05:34:18 PM
That's so cute, Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 26, 2021, 11:17:09 AM
Ginger and Lisa, Thanks for clearing up the mating time confusion (mine, not yours). I seldom watch eagles at that time of evening, opting instead for NewsHour on PBS.  Yes, the nest cams are way more positive and fun! I may re-think my plan.

My quick sweep of the rewind since Midnight didn't find any activity. Icy mist and wind. Good time to be huddled up somewhere.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 26, 2021, 01:29:24 PM
A few afternoon pics from DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 27, 2021, 05:22:50 PM
I see you....  :)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 28, 2021, 10:46:14 AM
We can surely imagine that they know we are watching. I wonder if they can hear the camera motor when it moves. It's very hummy in my PC speakers.

Beautiful sky colors this morning, from pinks to yellows. No creature activity seen on the rewind so far, but dogs (or coyotes) barking in the background.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2021, 11:15:53 AM
We can surely imagine that they know we are watching. I wonder if they can hear the camera motor when it moves. It's very hummy in my PC speakers.

Beautiful sky colors this morning, from pinks to yellows. No creature activity seen on the rewind so far, but dogs (or coyotes) barking in the background.

Great pic, STL! 

That was a beautiful sky this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2021, 12:20:54 PM
A few afternoon pics from DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on January 28, 2021, 12:58:30 PM
Beautiful pictures Lisa
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2021, 01:16:03 PM
Beautiful pictures Lisa

Thanks, Raleigh  :)

I give all the credit to the cam ops!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 28, 2021, 05:23:30 PM
Lisa, you are watching at the right times!  And the cam ops are terrific here and at the other RRP sites.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2021, 05:47:06 PM
Lisa, you are watching at the right times!  And the cam ops are terrific here and at the other RRP sites.

Great pic, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 29, 2021, 10:24:49 AM
Short nest visit by MrN & DNF at 7AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 29, 2021, 10:39:34 AM
Short nest visit by MrN & DNF at 7AM.

Great morning pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2021, 04:58:22 AM
DNF to the nest very early this morning, I believe it was around 4:30ish am
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2021, 12:10:14 PM
A few morning morning/afternoon pics from DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 30, 2021, 12:19:30 PM
Lisa, great pics from this morning. I missed the calling shots!

It has been a busy morning despite the cold and wind. Besides two episodes of perching, DNF brought a fish to the nest, which she consumed quickly. MrN brought sticks.  DNF's fly-in and landing about 11:30 AM is worth the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2021, 12:41:38 PM
Lisa, great pics from this morning. I missed the calling shots!

It has been a busy morning despite the cold and wind. Besides two episodes of perching, DNF brought a fish to the nest, which she consumed quickly. MrN brought sticks.  DNF's fly-in and landing about 11:30 AM is worth the rewind.

Wonderful pics, STL, and thanks for that heads-up on the fly-in.  Just went and looked at it....nice!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 30, 2021, 05:48:07 PM
Late afternoon activity found the pair perching in a Creek tree, MrN with a supper fish on the nest and then washing up in the Creek. As the light fades at 5:00, they are back in the tree, maybe to roost there for the night.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 31, 2021, 11:39:56 AM
Looks like the Norths might have spent the night in the same Creek tree as last evening. It snowed some overnight and is cold, windy this morning. No mating noticed, no nest visit so far. Just sittin' n shivverin' in the snow.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2021, 02:23:09 PM
Looks like the Norths might have spent the night in the same Creek tree as last evening. It snowed some overnight and is cold, windy this morning. No mating noticed, no nest visit so far. Just sittin' n shivverin' in the snow.

Great pic, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2021, 02:25:09 PM
DNF perched up high
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on January 31, 2021, 04:24:01 PM
Lisa, wonder if it is warmer in the tree tops?  There's a pair high up at the Flyway now (4PM).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2021, 04:35:40 PM
Lisa, wonder if it is warmer in the tree tops?  There's a pair high up at the Flyway now (4PM).

I don't know, but she sure had a great view!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2021, 07:35:10 AM
DNF up top, Mr. N wing stretching
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DNF left, Mr. N right
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Mr. N
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 01, 2021, 11:32:15 AM
The Norths spent most of the night and daybreak in the Love Branches. Great pics, Lisa.

On rewind, as camera pulls back, watch DNF breaking off a big stick, then she brings it to the nest. They didn't stay long.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 01, 2021, 11:36:04 AM
A juvie visited the fat snag to the left of the nest about 10:30 this morning. It didn't stay long. The Norths must be elsewhere as there was no screaming chase-off.  We can guess that it might be DN12, last season's eaglet. No way to know. The juvie flew to a Creek tree where it perched for a short time, then flew away.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2021, 12:51:49 PM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2021, 01:11:43 PM
Mr. North
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DNF to the nest with some nesting material
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50899193032_6b3e119c0d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 01, 2021, 02:24:35 PM
Beautiful pictures as always Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 01, 2021, 02:31:11 PM
Closeups of the Norths at work on the nest around 1:00 today -- Thanks cam ops!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2021, 02:45:06 PM
Thanks, Raleigh  :)

Wonderful pics, STL...and yes.....kudos to the cam ops!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on February 02, 2021, 01:44:30 AM
Around 23h20 wing flapping noises scared Dad/DNF ?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Philjo56France on February 02, 2021, 01:45:51 AM
the 2 last one
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 02, 2021, 04:18:01 AM
I was trying to figure out the helicopter sound too and any other noises around that time. No luck so far. The gif is only 7 seconds so it didn't catch the last part of him flying torwards the creek, you can see his tail so he must be ok.  Don't know where DNF is roosting tonight. Take care DNN family!

(https://i.gyazo.com/a58b71bc7d003d4ae8212dc824e13bab.gif)

Decorah North Something spooked Mr North (explore.org 02 02 2021)
https://youtu.be/cskzNUI1Y3k via Lizzy G Eaglespirit
02 02 2021 Something spooked Mr North
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2021, 04:29:23 AM
Great gif and pics, Lori and Philjo!

Sure hope Mr. N is ok!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 02, 2021, 08:07:30 AM
DNF in the nest after sunrise today. Have not seen Mr. North since his scare last night.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: firetruck1988 on February 02, 2021, 08:16:16 AM
I was trying to figure out the helicopter sound too and any other noises around that time. No luck so far. The gif is only 7 seconds so it didn't catch the last part of him flying torwards the creek, you can see his tail so he must be ok.  Don't know where DNF is roosting tonight. Take care DNN family!

(https://i.gyazo.com/a58b71bc7d003d4ae8212dc824e13bab.gif)

Decorah North Something spooked Mr North (explore.org 02 02 2021)
https://youtu.be/cskzNUI1Y3k via Lizzy G Eaglespirit
02 02 2021 Something spooked Mr North
The helicopter was probably from either the local sheriff or the state police at that hour.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2021, 08:24:48 AM
DNF in the nest after sunrise today. Have not seen Mr. North since his scare last night.

Great pic, Raleigh.

I hope Mr. N shows up, just so we know he is ok. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 02, 2021, 08:39:37 AM
DNF in the nest after sunrise today. Have not seen Mr. North since his scare last night.

Great pic, Raleigh.

I hope Mr. N shows up, just so we know he is ok.

He just brought a stick to the nest.

BTW:  What time was the helicopter sound?  I missed hearing it.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2021, 08:41:03 AM
He's back!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50901683611_06bce642d4_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 02, 2021, 08:44:24 AM
Nice catch Lisa. Good to know he's OK
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2021, 08:53:43 AM
Nice catch Lisa. Good to know he's OK

 ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 02, 2021, 10:51:56 AM
Here's one of each this morning. Times approximate, from rewind.

Love MrN's flyoff last night. Just like me blundering around in the dark!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2021, 01:33:11 PM
A few afternoon pics from DNN.....Close-up of DNF, DNF preening, and Mr. North to the nest with some nesting material.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50902506996_498dfdbef1_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50901797878_b35db567c0_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50902624687_4679453ea5_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50902555737_210054cddc_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2021, 07:15:55 AM
Morning pics from DNN
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50904878267_9e1c6aedf2_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50904878302_6d65baffd4_b.jpg)

Frost on DNF's feathers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50904784161_544dae44f0_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 03, 2021, 08:10:21 AM
Great pictures Lisa. Should be on egg watch in about two weeks. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 03, 2021, 12:09:38 PM
People and eagles almost ready for egg watch at DNN!

One of the Norths spent the night on the Love Branch. Couldn't tell who. They are working on the egg area of the nest this morning with new grasses & old leaves. Couple of sticks, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 03, 2021, 01:48:40 PM
It was DNF on the Love Branch last night and Mr. North roosted on the Hideaway Branch (back side of the nest).  Maybe his scare from the previous night made him decide not to roost on the Love Branch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 03, 2021, 04:28:24 PM
Ginger, you could sure be right about MrN cautious about roosting on the Love Branch. Would you please post a pic showing the Hideaway Branch? It's great to have lots of new views with the camera setup this season. We really need a new branch ID document. Probably several pages, since we also have closeup views of Creek area.

The cam ops are always looking for items of interest, and I love the closeup of the oriole nest. At first look I thought it was a crown of some kind.   ::)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 04, 2021, 07:04:52 AM
Early morning nestorations, followed by a mating session.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 04, 2021, 07:31:13 AM
Morning lovemaking.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2021, 07:57:48 AM
Morning lovemaking.

Great morning pics, Raleigh!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 04, 2021, 08:51:27 AM
Ginger, you could sure be right about MrN cautious about roosting on the Love Branch. Would you please post a pic showing the Hideaway Branch? It's great to have lots of new views with the camera setup this season. We really need a new branch ID document. Probably several pages, since we also have closeup views of Creek area.

The cam ops are always looking for items of interest, and I love the closeup of the oriole nest. At first look I thought it was a crown of some kind.   ::)

STL -- Here are some pics.  The first one is Mr. North roosting on the Hideaway Branch.  That one is so zoomed in that you can't see where the branch is located, so I took some screenshots from a video I recorded on 1/24/18 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNtEFNBW17o) to help see the location.  I think that they spent more time on that branch when Mrs. was still with us.   In the first pic, Mrs. is flying off the nest.  When they fly in that direction, the hideaway is where they're headed.  The second pic shows Mrs. perched on the branch.  The third pic shows a distant view.  The fourth pic shows a closer view.  When we see the sunset I don't think we can actually see the Hideaway Branch but it's located to our left.

1.  Mr. North roosting on Hideaway Branch (recent view)
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/20304df137a30bae0e20de9e45d2921957f71bffe4b71191501c7f3da9a8cac8.jpg)

2.  Mrs. flying off
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2f96a6f3259987006009546390ac3354245f63ce8f9b2353de1521f490a3fcb7.jpg)

3.  Distant view
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8eb4617d432740d097aef3fa0cafba7df1390766c88495035a1fbda83e6eed0d.jpg)

4.  Closer view
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/511cb9206ada84a186adf3481c0ac108a318ab8358d31ae4dc0a26eadb7f14f4.jpg)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 04, 2021, 02:00:13 PM
These are pics from yesterday (Wed., 1/3/20) of the Red-Bellied Woodpecker.  I've named him Rusty.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1a97f28b57474d8399ce9fe0087edde08fc8278cf94faea2b97004bfd2e22f1c.jpg)

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f18016676b77c34ddf823b9096d114e40f31c3cd3b3b53d91a0aa1459860cdc5.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2021, 03:05:43 PM
Snow day at DNN, not positive who this is, but I thought it might have been Mr. North
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50909424891_907360f09a_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50909560332_d5a0f116cc_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50909560102_caee1f723a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 05, 2021, 11:26:04 AM
Pics from 2/4/21 (yesterday) of DNF and Mr. N mating on the love branch.  Dad first delivered a fish to the nest at 4:42 p.m. which DNF took and ate.  She then joined Mr. N. on the Love Branch where they mated for the third time yesterday.  One other time was also on the love branch and an additional time was on the Brush Pile Tree.  That's the first time I think I've seen them mate on the Brush Pile Tree.  After a bit they both flew off to spend the night elsewhere -- probably in a more sheltered spot.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2e1ffc71ab74f724698e1bd7a5e70e890e1a1cd9ad8ac780fbc5bc228eb8407a.jpg)

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/284aafd0976cd8788a90cf9e27cc157be9901b71cd2ab5bf7151be53c28bc932.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 05, 2021, 12:00:53 PM
Those are great pics, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 05, 2021, 12:54:46 PM
Thanks, Lisa.  We seem to be the only ones here.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 05, 2021, 06:02:18 PM
Thanks, Lisa.  We seem to be the only ones here.  ;D ;)

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2021, 07:36:39 AM
DNF calling out this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on February 06, 2021, 07:44:01 AM
I'm here, reading and appreciating your posts and pics, with Decorah and North cams on in the background! ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on February 06, 2021, 08:51:18 AM
Nanimal==somebirdy stole your avatar.  Hope mine's still here. :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 06, 2021, 11:04:17 AM
Nan -- I just sent you a PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on February 06, 2021, 11:46:41 AM
Eburg, my avatar's been gone for a while.  Guess I should work on that!  I don't see the directions for doing it in General Information anymore. I think one issue with mine is that the image was formatted by Eagle-Duck, but when he passed away those images were lost to us. He was so kind to do that for many of us back then. Can anyone here pass on directions to me?  I do have the original picture, one I took during my first trip to Decorah in 2013.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2021, 11:50:46 AM
Eburg, my avatar's been gone for a while.  Guess I should work on that!  I don't see the directions for doing it in General Information anymore. I think one issue with mine is that the image was formatted by Eagle-Duck, but when he passed away those images were lost to us. He was so kind to do that for many of us back then. Can anyone here pass on directions to me?  I do have the original picture, one I took during my first trip to Decorah in 2013.

nan - LORIDAVIS might be able to help you with that.  She helped alot of us with ours, when ED passed. 

Send her a message.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2021, 01:46:40 PM
Mr. North to the nest with a lil meal, but DNF was hot on his tail to take it from him.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50915168108_494d0cd837_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50915168128_e3b1312a33_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on February 06, 2021, 04:15:22 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, Lisa, and as always, for your pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2021, 05:09:30 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, Lisa, and as always, for your pics!

 :) ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2021, 10:15:38 AM
Loved this snowy scene from DNN this morning
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50918968011_de06138a51_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2021, 04:18:34 PM
DNF brought herself a meal to the nest this afternoon.  Mr. North brought a lil something to the nest too, but I think he was possibly followed by an intruder.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50920155846_9b8553afdd_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50920155931_ee86d87a69_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 08, 2021, 11:27:21 AM
DNF to the nest this morning.....moved some stick, scraped the bole and finally flew off.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50922942296_4b8e66577a_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50922942326_471d8fa942_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 09, 2021, 11:16:35 AM
From the North this morning.....DNF brought some fresh nesting material in, and then Mr. North joined her.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50925624653_33e8a9791f_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50926311191_1385873683_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 10, 2021, 02:39:06 PM
A few early morning pics from DNN - DNF up on the branch, and Mr. N in the bole.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50930500747_1c84d24294_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50930394521_9d5a22df91_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 10, 2021, 04:44:16 PM
I love that one of Mr. North in the bowl.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 10, 2021, 04:53:31 PM
I love that one of Mr. North in the bowl.

Thanks, Ginger  :)

Now you have me wondering, is it bole or bowl?   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 10, 2021, 05:37:30 PM
I love that one of Mr. North in the bowl.

Thanks, Ginger  :)

Now you have me wondering, is it bole or bowl?   ;D

At one point I had also wondered which was correct and I decided it was "bowl" since "bole" has a different meaning.  Sometime later I saw some comments in one of my Facebook groups.  Two women were discussing this very issue and both were convinced they were right.  One was a writer and the other a raptor biologist with many published papers.  The writer's point of view was kind of squishy -- like it's just a matter of preference.  The biologist was firm that "bowl" is the correct term and that preference doesn't enter into it.  I had to go with the biologist because she had the scientific point of view.  Also, if you look at RRP's documents and articles, they always spell it "bowl."  I do see "bole" used by various people but those who are scientists and researchers seem to use "bowl."  lol  So, that's my point of view.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 10, 2021, 05:47:48 PM
I love that one of Mr. North in the bowl.

Thanks, Ginger  :)

Now you have me wondering, is it bole or bowl?   ;D

At one point I had also wondered which was correct and I decided it was "bowl" since "bole" has a different meaning.  Sometime later I saw some comments in one of my Facebook groups.  Two women were discussing this very issue and both were convinced they were right.  One was a writer and the other a raptor biologist with many published papers.  The writer's point of view was kind of squishy -- like it's just a matter of preference.  The biologist was firm that "bowl" is the correct term and that preference doesn't enter into it.  I had to go with the biologist because she had the scientific point of view.  Also, if you look at RRP's documents and articles, they always spell it "bowl."  I do see "bole" used by various people but those who are scientists and researchers seem to use "bowl."  lol  So, that's my point of view.

Thanks, Ginger  :). I had always wondered which was correct.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2021, 12:07:06 PM
A few early afternoon pics from DNN....Mr. North looks like he is KING of the Bowl!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50933269527_0d01d7a035_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50933269487_67b8bb222a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2021, 06:08:21 PM
Beautiful DNF
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50934176496_e03f974f33_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50934176521_df44b3e959_b.jpg)

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50934299642_ae1fdd81ac_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 12, 2021, 06:03:04 PM
Mr. North and DNF arrived to the nest this afternoon around 5:47pm.  Mr. North thought he was going to get a turn to sit in the bowl, but DNF pushed him out.  She looks tucked for the night. 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50937383067_d8fe458a67_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50937383097_30c084fc1e_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50936584453_c877794a9b_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: shep on February 13, 2021, 06:16:52 AM
Feb 13, 2021
Is it egg time?
She laid in nest a long time yesterday,
then parked just above it overnite.
6.15 am She dropped down into nest and lays there in the snow.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 13, 2021, 06:31:59 AM
She got hit by an owl pretty hard about 20 minutes ago, just checking on her to see if she's ok. :(
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2021, 06:52:04 AM
Owl attack this morning, and DNF manages to stay on branch
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50938851227_ec09abf9b3_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50938743056_07c8c8f737_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50938049958_4b71d6b96d_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: shep on February 13, 2021, 07:05:07 AM
I scrolled back - owl struck fact, knocked her off limb, and vanished.
WOW

Thanks Lisa - well, I thot owl knocked her off.
She landed in nest then scolded the owl!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2021, 07:07:01 AM
I scrolled back - owl struck fact, knocked her off limb, and vanished.
WOW

Thanks Lisa - well, I thot owl knocked her off.
She landed in nest then scolded the owl!

Yep, all happened pretty quick.  She seems to be ok. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 13, 2021, 10:38:50 AM
That owl hit was pretty dramatic.  Here's a video from Eagle Cam that has a slo-mo portion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGsHU6HBIz0&feature=emb_logo

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2021, 11:13:45 AM
Thanks for the video, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 13, 2021, 01:33:34 PM
thanks for info & pics Lisa, ginger & shep ((DNF))
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: monarch on February 14, 2021, 05:13:17 PM
mr north just can't seem to ever eat in peace!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: shep on February 15, 2021, 02:07:38 AM
Lovers spat!   8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on February 15, 2021, 10:14:50 AM
test text!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: shep on February 15, 2021, 12:10:03 PM
yeah eburg - I'ma havin trubles too
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on February 15, 2021, 03:01:18 PM
Yay! I think I can post now. Thank you!

Does anyone know what an owl would attack a sleeping eagle like that? It isn't as though the owl could kill and eat the eagle, or that the eagle was endangering the owl's young?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 15, 2021, 03:14:16 PM
Yay! I think I can post now. Thank you!

Does anyone know what an owl would attack a sleeping eagle like that? It isn't as though the owl could kill and eat the eagle, or that the eagle was endangering the owl's young?

Probably territorial.  Owls are very territorial and they've attacked our eagle pair before.  A few weeks ago an owl (Great Horned Owl) hit Dad as he and DNF were sleeping on the Love Tree.  The cam was zoomed in and I almost fell out of my chair because it felt like I was sitting right next to them.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 15, 2021, 04:36:40 PM
Prey delivery continues with MrN bringing and DNF claiming & consuming. Nice load of new grasses also.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2021, 04:45:15 PM
Beautiful DNF
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50947838981_7245de70e4_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50947838931_ff081e06f3_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on February 15, 2021, 07:40:57 PM
Yay! I think I can post now. Thank you!

Does anyone know what an owl would attack a sleeping eagle like that? It isn't as though the owl could kill and eat the eagle, or that the eagle was endangering the owl's young?

Probably territorial.  Owls are very territorial and they've attacked our eagle pair before.  A few weeks ago an owl (Great Horned Owl) hit Dad as he and DNF were sleeping on the Love Tree.  The cam was zoomed in and I almost fell out of my chair because it felt like I was sitting right next to them.

Thank you, Ginger! Didn't think of this. LOL about being so startled at another owl attack! :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 16, 2021, 06:59:12 AM
DNF has been on the nest all night. Could be egg time :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 16, 2021, 07:02:27 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 07:15:48 AM
Great pics, Raleigh!  I think we might see an egg this weekend.  DNF has laid her egg on Feb 21 the past two seasons.  :)

A few morning pics from DNN.....DNF laying in the bole, and Mr. North joins her.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50949736947_8603461c86_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50949737182_1e15a18481_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50949639326_7006db67e8_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 16, 2021, 09:43:03 AM
Oh my, getting really close to egg time! Great pics of DNF on the nest last night. About an hour ago, MrN flew in with long-tailed prey, possibly muskrat. DNF came to claim it, but she doesn't seem terribly interested in a meal.

Logging in to the Forum is still a bit wonky. Someone else's name was there when I opened just now. I logged out then back in, and it is OK. Technology is such fun!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 10:44:03 AM
Oh my, getting really close to egg time! Great pics of DNF on the nest last night. About an hour ago, MrN flew in with long-tailed prey, possibly muskrat. DNF came to claim it, but she doesn't seem terribly interested in a meal.

Logging in to the Forum is still a bit wonky. Someone else's name was there when I opened just now. I logged out then back in, and it is OK. Technology is such fun!

STL, have you tried clearing your cache and cookies?  That is what Amy had told us to do in another thread. I have not had any problems entering since doing that.   

Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 16, 2021, 12:32:01 PM
Thanks for the tip. I clear the cache frequently. Will try clearing cookies also.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: shep on February 16, 2021, 01:53:44 PM
Lady North laid an egg
Feb 16
Not quite 2 pm

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on February 16, 2021, 01:56:26 PM
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. North.  Easy delivery, now lets get some more grasses in there!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 01:57:18 PM
DNF laying her egg, and a peek at it
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50950823466_e9b88fbdaa_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50950823536_d07dd2e309_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50950914947_888af68407_b.jpg)

Quick peek at the egg
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 16, 2021, 02:46:43 PM
Lisa, she is beautiful!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 16, 2021, 03:05:09 PM
She laid the egg at 1:44 p.m. (not sure if RRP has confirmed that time).

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/579f0168826c908b0c0cbcf835d35448f88d2de77d88bac1de9d4d8e72d8bf00.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on February 16, 2021, 03:09:06 PM
Congratulations to the Norths! :D
Thanks for the beautiful pics, Lisa and Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2021, 03:21:19 PM
She laid the egg at 1:44 p.m. (not sure if RRP has confirmed that time).

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/579f0168826c908b0c0cbcf835d35448f88d2de77d88bac1de9d4d8e72d8bf00.jpg)

Awesome pic, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on February 16, 2021, 03:34:40 PM
It's confirmed on FB by RRP.

https://www.facebook.com/RaptorResourceProject/videos/2939464089645799/?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAXrcPCvoKMKpgSpdlrOJFx1_t3oE-LWfiUeS2KzvdR-_a5IgqRim78sIQIZY__UrsUgY6YtpzpTkML2_iWkJgP9DC7CU2x9nS8_LBJFhsZQ8CX5g9O4B2C-SSLfsVAbVI3SIyv9fhmvSroyqSI7ccqkXEynEPNaAHG2E0rvtlLHAzylazp-517pCs74G5TEk0qToSQV9tYUWq7knnQp4KUBbPVThIu5gR0AWd1CTxjP8TyMXsL-RIEExsjWksNFNT78XyKjUrTIhe34XS5ubE6d0iFCCxJZu0EnWk5CKBE0j5vvgHV13Nd4bTohuB2qw&__tn__=-R
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 16, 2021, 03:39:43 PM
Thanks, BL.  I just saw that.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on February 17, 2021, 12:01:12 AM
"Happy Dance!"  Yay for the Norths! The new egg has brightened a dreary day.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nhjane on February 17, 2021, 06:33:25 AM
video says Mr North first time COG. ?COG??? thanks
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 17, 2021, 07:12:45 AM
video says Mr North first time COG. ?COG??? thanks

Changing of the Guard.  Shift change of incubating.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 07:15:42 AM
DNF and her egg
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50952915671_1d26dc3cb1_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50952915691_2de06b06e9_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 17, 2021, 10:57:02 AM
Couple more pics from this morning. Whoopie!

Did others hear human voice and dogs barking around 8AM? MrN was on the nest and very alert. He shouted back!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 17, 2021, 10:59:53 AM
More pics. Closeups of MrN. DNF returns with a big load of grasses. Crows calling nearby but no pics. MrN brings brunch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 11:00:45 AM
More pics. Closeups of MrN. DNF returns with a big load of grasses. Crows calling nearby but no pics. MrN brings brunch.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 11:11:37 AM
DNF eating the tail of something, while she lays on her egg
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 17, 2021, 01:06:27 PM
Lots of food on the nest since Egg #1 yesterday.  In your pic, I think DNF is eating from the frozen carcass of ?? at the back of the nest. Thought it was a muskrat, but maybe a gray squirrel from the looks of the tail. Or old remains dug up today.

Since then, MrN brought part of a frozen red squirrel (see my earlier pic) which DNF hasn't touched much. A short while ago, he brought a pheasant wing, which DNF commented on loudly, then she de-feathered and ate it. Maybe not a frozen meal. See new pics here.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 17, 2021, 01:09:48 PM
Squirrel tail - gulp! :P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2021, 01:16:07 PM
Lots of food on the nest since Egg #1 yesterday.  In your pic, I think DNF is eating from the frozen carcass of ?? at the back of the nest. Thought it was a muskrat, but maybe a gray squirrel from the looks of the tail. Or old remains dug up today.

Since then, MrN brought part of a frozen red squirrel (see my earlier pic) which DNF hasn't touched much. A short while ago, he brought a pheasant wing, which DNF commented on loudly, then she de-feathered and ate it. Maybe not a frozen meal. See new pics here.

Great pics, STL!

I thought maybe a squirrel, but you just never know!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 17, 2021, 01:19:30 PM
Yeah, Peep, they love tails. Squirrels have such skinny tails and so much fur, makes you wonder why.
Fish tails are a special favorite. Have you watched when the eaglets try to swallow fish tails?

DNF flew off soon after the pheasant wing, and MrN came in right after. Too cold to leave the egg for very long.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 17, 2021, 01:35:49 PM
Watch this puffling swallow a big fish, STLbf! LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz3QLEG5gSg
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: TCRaptorLover on February 17, 2021, 01:45:18 PM
Couple more pics from this morning. Whoopie!

Did others hear human voice and dogs barking around 8AM? MrN was on the nest and very alert. He shouted back!

There are dogs on this property.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 17, 2021, 04:09:31 PM
Peep, puffins are also cute to watch.
TCR, yes, the dogs are audible fairly often here at DNN. People not so much. Last year, the cam ops would sometimes locate people walking along the creek, and so on.

MrN has been cleaning up the nest this afternoon, eating some leftovers, moving other things, getting the nest bowl (bole?) just to suit him. I'd guess it's about the size of half a bowling ball now. Deep enough to shelter the egg from wind and so the Norths don't squish it when they crouch over it. We will see if DNF approves when it's her shift.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 07:05:07 AM
Early morning pics from DNN....Mr. North
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50956035177_83fa45b64b_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50955932211_603d119780_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50955932691_397073dbef_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 18, 2021, 09:42:42 AM
Change of shift about 8AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 10:01:18 AM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 18, 2021, 11:20:09 AM
There were two owl flybys last night.  Here's video by GABear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUwaFRWWqPM&feature=emb_logo
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 12:45:19 PM
There were two owl flybys last night.  Here's video by GABear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUwaFRWWqPM&feature=emb_logo


Thanks, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 12:47:13 PM
Something caught the attention of DNF, she left the nest for a few seconds and quickly came back.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 18, 2021, 03:40:20 PM
Lisa, love the takeoff pic!  They are extra vigilant about the egg(s).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2021, 04:15:59 PM
Lisa, love the takeoff pic!  They are extra vigilant about the egg(s).

Thanks, STL 

I wish I knew what she was looking at, and took off so quickly for.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 18, 2021, 05:31:33 PM
Do the Norths usually have 3 eggs too? They sure are a beautiful pair. :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2021, 04:39:06 AM
Peep - According the nest records for the North, DNF has laid two eggs the past two season. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2021, 07:29:04 AM
DNF with her frosty feathers, and waiting patiently to see if egg#2 arrives today!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 19, 2021, 12:01:32 PM
Lisa, beautiful with frosty feathers. Yes, this could be Second Egg Day, with DNF staying on the nest.

MrN brought her a fish at about 11:30. She ate it quickly and went right back to brooding.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2021, 12:11:57 PM
Lisa, beautiful with frosty feathers. Yes, this could be Second Egg Day, with DNF staying on the nest.

MrN brought her a fish at about 11:30. She ate it quickly and went right back to brooding.

Great pics, STL

I think DNF enjoyed her fish delivery.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2021, 01:22:20 PM
DNF laid her 2nd egg....no "official" time yet from RRP, but those who were watching, it looked like it happened around 1:05-1:06pm
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2021, 01:38:05 PM
A lil peek of both eggs
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 19, 2021, 01:50:39 PM
Awwwww!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 19, 2021, 02:27:58 PM
Lisa, good catch of both eggs. MrN hasn't seen them yet, but we will all get better views soon. DNF is "cooing" maybe to comfort the egg or herself or MrN.

The laying seemed more shivvery effort than before. Maybe just because of the cold weather. Are all of an eagle's eggs the same dimensions, or are some bigger or smaller by a fraction?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2021, 03:01:56 PM
Lisa, good catch of both eggs. MrN hasn't seen them yet, but we will all get better views soon. DNF is "cooing" maybe to comfort the egg or herself or MrN.

The laying seemed more shivvery effort than before. Maybe just because of the cold weather. Are all of an eagle's eggs the same dimensions, or are some bigger or smaller by a fraction?

Love the pics, STL  :)

I did find this about eagle's eggs that they, average about 3 inches long by 2 inches wide. So, I guess some could be a lil bigger and smaller.  :-\
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2021, 06:16:15 PM
Mr North wants a turn on the eggs, but DNF isn't getting up, so he sits for a few with her.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50960961767_3366319f4b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on February 19, 2021, 08:07:10 PM
Yay for egg #2! Love the pic of them together. Thanks, Lisa. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2021, 06:41:32 AM
DNF all tucked in
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50961551733_0fddaaa0e6_b.jpg)

Mr. North gets a peek at both eggs
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Mr North all tucked in
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 20, 2021, 12:14:25 PM
Lisa, great pics of the Norths sleeping!

One of these morning shots includes a tiny view of one egg as MrN turns them. That egg cup is really deep. Plenty of room for a third egg!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 21, 2021, 06:56:31 AM
Lisa, great pics of the Norths sleeping!

One of these morning shots includes a tiny view of one egg as MrN turns them. That egg cup is really deep. Plenty of room for a third egg!

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 21, 2021, 11:54:13 AM
DNF sounding the alarm either for Mr. North or someone was near
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Shift change, Mr. North has left the nest
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 21, 2021, 12:22:09 PM
Great capture of both eggs and the flyoff, Lisa!

Several shift changes this morning, one about 7AM, another at 11AM with both eggs in view. And snow at noon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 21, 2021, 04:15:44 PM
Just before the snow started about noon today, MrN brought a fresh-kill rabbit or squirrel. There's a closeup if you want the details.  DNF hasn't touched it yet.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 21, 2021, 04:26:40 PM
Just before the snow started about noon today, MrN brought a fresh-kill rabbit or squirrel. There's a closeup if you want the details.  DNF hasn't touched it yet.

Wonderful pics, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 21, 2021, 04:28:49 PM
Snow day at Decorah North
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 21, 2021, 05:20:09 PM
Quote
Decorah North DNF...
"Let it snow"... it is coming down here in Northeastern Iowa, we got over 4 inches at my house so far.  This video was recorded in 9 minutes time (see link below) I recorded the GIFS on "Live RRP Cam" when she shakes it off.  8) Hang in there DNF you're doing a great job Mama!
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Decorah North DNF and snow storm (explore.org 02 21 2021)https://youtu.be/eSPDABFFOycvia lizzy g eaglespirit

02 21 2021 DNF and snow storm, DNF cover in snow blanket.
snow is not melting at all on her back. Her 7000 feathers are doing a great job of retaining her 106 degreeF body temperature near her body - instead of allowing it to escape.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 21, 2021, 07:25:27 PM
Great gif, Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on February 22, 2021, 09:50:03 AM
Fascinating, Lori! Thank you for posting the scene!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 22, 2021, 09:54:20 AM
Mr. North this morning at Decorah North
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 22, 2021, 10:53:39 AM
Mr. North left the nest for about 20 minutes, and then returns to incubating the eggs.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50970120037_a113ee4ba3_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50970013376_018a66d660_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 22, 2021, 11:33:54 AM
Snow seems over for now, but there's a lot of it! Shift changes are occurring as usual, with only a little time when the eggs are uncovered. DNF had the overnight shift, and that's normal for this nest.

Note to Forum viewers, the fly-in pic at 11AM is MrN returning, not DNF. Lisa G has better, bigger pics, and I renamed in a later post.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 22, 2021, 01:08:16 PM
Snow seems over for now, but there's a lot of it! Shift changes are occurring as usual, with only a little time when the eggs are uncovered. DNF had the overnight shift, and that's normal for this nest.

Great screen caps, STL   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 22, 2021, 01:27:10 PM
Lori, love your pics always. What a great series of the fly-in.

 I was wrong in thinking that it was DNF who came in after the break at 11 AM. Should have recognized that bright white head. I will remove or rename my pic so people aren't confused.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 22, 2021, 01:52:43 PM
DNF on the nest this afternoon - She dug up a lil frozen prey that Mr. brought in yesterday and finished it off.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50969840298_3b9def87b7_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 22, 2021, 04:21:17 PM
DNF down the hatch with a rabbit's foot. Maybe that will bring good luck with this year's hatch, 'eh, Lisa?

Change of shift at 3:30 on the rewind, well worth watching fierce MrN tiptoeing into the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 22, 2021, 04:30:32 PM
DNF down the hatch with a rabbit's foot. Maybe that will bring good luck with this year's hatch, 'eh, Lisa?

Change of shift at 3:30 on the rewind, well worth watching fierce MrN tiptoeing into the nest.

LOL, STL

I was amazed at how easily she swallowed that leg/foot.   :o

Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2021, 07:47:26 AM
DNF and Mr. North this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 23, 2021, 12:24:09 PM
Rewind to about 7AM, when DNF flies off there's both calling and a mating at the Love Branch (way to left in my pic), then MrN comes to the nest to pose for Lisa's great early morning pics.
Thanks to cam ops for closeups showing one egg roll just at the last of the night cam light.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2021, 12:24:57 PM
Rewind to about 7AM, when DNF flies off there's both calling and a mating at the Love Branch (way to left in my pic), then MrN comes to the nest to pose for Lisa's great early morning pics.
Thanks to cam ops for closeups showing one egg roll just at the last of the night cam light.
Great pics, STL
It's amazing how fast all that snow has melted!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 23, 2021, 12:30:26 PM
Cam ops with more closeups this morning.   MrN's eyes with lots of flecks and a feather line down from his left eye.  DNF's eyes are much clearer yellow.
Snow is sure melting quickly in the sun.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2021, 12:34:42 PM
Cam ops with more closeups this morning.   MrN's eyes with lots of flecks and a feather line down from his left eye.  DNF's eyes are much clearer yellow.
Snow is sure melting quickly in the sun.
Beautiful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 23, 2021, 01:30:28 PM
If I woke up covered in snow, I'd fly South! ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2021, 01:32:59 PM
If I woke up covered in snow, I'd fly South! ;D
;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2021, 03:35:38 PM
Beautful DNF
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50973909247_a9a8caa4c9_b.jpg)

Mr. North
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50974337127_1965d3e06b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 23, 2021, 04:52:13 PM
Hey, Peep, I'm with you!

Rewind to about 3:30 PM for some nice soaring and flying around for the shift change from MrN to DNF.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on February 24, 2021, 09:30:27 AM
LOL Thank you, Lisa. I especially like that picture of Mr. North! What an expression!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 24, 2021, 09:33:59 AM
LOL Thank you, Lisa. I especially like that picture of Mr. North! What an expression!

Thanks Arcadia

Something was flying near, and he was not happy about it.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 24, 2021, 03:11:55 PM
Close-up of beautiful DNF
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50977482707_659cbbc394_b.jpg)

Trying to get a lil shut eye
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Mr. North delivered some nesting material to the nest
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 24, 2021, 04:36:52 PM
Fresh rabbit for lunch today. MrN delivered, DNF claimed, dined, flew off to get her nails done (maybe).
MrN also brought a cornstalk or fat stick, which he dragged over DNF. Funny.

She always calls when he brings food. Wonder what she's saying?  "About time with that meal."  "Glad to see you."  "Watch where you put that."  Or something else entirely.  Amy and others have blogged about the eagle calls.  Must read tomorrow.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 24, 2021, 05:12:11 PM
Fresh rabbit for lunch today. MrN delivered, DNF claimed, dined, flew off to get her nails done (maybe).
MrN also brought a cornstalk or fat stick, which he dragged over DNF. Funny.

She always calls when he brings food. Wonder what she's saying?  "About time with that meal."  "Glad to see you."  "Watch where you put that."  Or something else entirely.  Amy and others have blogged about the eagle calls.  Must read tomorrow.

Wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 24, 2021, 05:28:59 PM
Mr. North rollin' them eggs!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 25, 2021, 07:19:46 AM
Mr. North enjoying the morning sun
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 25, 2021, 12:16:42 PM
Shift change at a lil after noon....Mr. North out, and DNF in with some corn stalks
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 25, 2021, 02:06:56 PM
DNF twirling some corn stalk, and Mr North in the bowl while DNF picks at a bone to eat.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 25, 2021, 04:50:47 PM
DNF says......Yes, I am a messy eater!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on February 25, 2021, 05:00:43 PM
Hopin' for number three.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on February 25, 2021, 05:57:26 PM
Sorry, too late for a 3rd egg.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 26, 2021, 07:00:04 AM
DNF calling out early this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 26, 2021, 11:22:33 AM
Mr North's frosty feathers
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DNF enjoying the sun
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 26, 2021, 04:32:22 PM
Mr. North and DNF in the nest - Mr North brought in more corn stalks
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 26, 2021, 05:08:54 PM
Seems like a mild day at DNN, snow gone from the nest, windy, but above freezing all afternoon. Love your pics, Lisa. Close up and bloody reminds us how powerful these raptors are. Yet such tender caregivers. Love watching DNF turn eggs with her feet. Does MrN do this also?

Several pics of two changeovers this afternoon, about 2:30 and 4:00 PM.

More fun tomorrow at the fundraising event.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 26, 2021, 06:04:36 PM
Seems like a mild day at DNN, snow gone from the nest, windy, but above freezing all afternoon. Love your pics, Lisa. Close up and bloody reminds us how powerful these raptors are. Yet such tender caregivers. Love watching DNF turn eggs with her feet. Does MrN do this also?

Several pics of two changeovers this afternoon, about 2:30 and 4:00 PM.

More fun tomorrow at the fundraising event.

Love the pics, STL

I am not sure if Mr North rolls with his feet.  I bet Ginger would know.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 27, 2021, 06:23:43 AM
DNF chatting with Mr. North, he arrives a lil while later and then gives us a peek at the eggs while rolling.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 27, 2021, 11:18:04 AM
Lisa, good catch of the egg(s) roll this morning.  I was hoping the Norths might lay a 3rd egg since they got such an early start.  But someone says No, too late.

Time to send a donation, then I'll see what's what at the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 27, 2021, 11:45:49 AM
Just a couple of pics of the changeover at 9AM, and one of people walking in the field near the Creek.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 27, 2021, 12:52:31 PM
Just a couple of pics of the changeover at 9AM, and one of people walking in the field near the Creek.

Thanks, STL and great pics too!  :)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 27, 2021, 04:56:42 PM
Closeups of MrN late afternoon
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 27, 2021, 05:19:41 PM
Closeups of MrN late afternoon

Love the close-ups, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on February 27, 2021, 09:20:04 PM
Beautiful pics, STL.  He is a stunning male.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on February 28, 2021, 12:37:30 PM
Things are calm and normal here at the North nest, even with the swaying nest tree, and I hope they stay that way.  Feeling some anxiety and confusion at the yonder Decorah nests which is not totally unexpected when you're viewing wildlife in the wild!   
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on February 28, 2021, 02:37:26 PM
Wild and unexpected, that's the BEs.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on February 28, 2021, 02:45:25 PM
This really is a beautiful BE pair!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 01, 2021, 11:12:26 AM
Welcome to a new week at the North nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 01, 2021, 01:56:13 PM
Afternoon pics of handsome Mr. North
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 01, 2021, 02:41:45 PM
I think DNF had a pretty good lunch!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 02, 2021, 11:21:19 AM
A few pics of DNF, and Mr. North brought her a food gift for lunch.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 02, 2021, 11:57:56 AM
More great pics yesterday and this morning!

Just before color came back on, MrN was visiting, but DNF stayed on the eggs. Quick changeover about 9:30 AM, then the lunch fish drop at 11:15 or so. Right after DNF settled back on the eggs, MrN brought some nesting materials but he didn't stay.  No views of eggs on the rewind that I could find.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 02, 2021, 01:10:03 PM
More great pics yesterday and this morning!

Just before color came back on, MrN was visiting, but DNF stayed on the eggs. Quick changeover about 9:30 AM, then the lunch fish drop at 11:15 or so. Right after DNF settled back on the eggs, MrN brought some nesting materials but he didn't stay.  No views of eggs on the rewind that I could find.

Great pics, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 02, 2021, 01:23:50 PM
DNF in her massive nest
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Mr North, at the very top of the branch (top of pic)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 02, 2021, 02:19:11 PM
Lisa, interesting pics. Great catch of MrN almost out of the picture high up.

About the North nest, it sure is huge. But I wonder how it compares with N2B or even N3 if the "patio" on the left side of the North nest wasn't there. I'm sure someone has measurements they could share.   ::)

The N3 nest looks like an ice cream cone to me.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 02, 2021, 03:58:41 PM
Lisa, interesting pics. Great catch of MrN almost out of the picture high up.

About the North nest, it sure is huge. But I wonder how it compares with N2B or even N3 if the "patio" on the left side of the North nest wasn't there. I'm sure someone has measurements they could share.   ::)

The N3 nest looks like an ice cream cone to me.   ;)

STL - Yes, N3 does look like an ice cream cone.  ;D

I found this info about the size of DNN on the RRP, under About Decorah North Eagles.

The North nest is about 56 feet off the ground. It is seven feet long at its longest point, four feet wide at its widest point, is about 3.5 feet high, and has a perimeter of roughly 18 feet.

Amy wrote a blog post back on 11/17/19 about the size of N2B.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 03, 2021, 10:30:42 AM
Goodness, Lisa, the North nest is really large. I remember reading about the manmade construction of the starter nest for N2B at Decorah, but haven't found the 2019 blog about N2B -- more looking later.

The Norths have made a very deep egg bowl. Great protection for those precious eggs.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2021, 10:43:23 AM
Goodness, Lisa, the North nest is really large. I remember reading about the manmade construction of the starter nest for N2B at Decorah, but haven't found the 2019 blog about N2B -- more looking later.

The Norths have made a very deep egg bowl. Great protection for those precious eggs.

STL, I was going to copy and paste it here for you last night, but the forum was acting a lil wonky, so I referenced the date for you. 

If you go to RRP's website and in the search section type "size of N2B", it should be the first result that pops up.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2021, 11:17:24 AM
Mr North had alot to say this morning
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Then, he got a lil shut-eye in the morning sun
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 03, 2021, 01:11:25 PM

Thanks, Lisa, I will do the search when I get back from my tai chi class.

Warm on the nest today. What a change from a week ago.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2021, 01:34:39 PM

Thanks, Lisa, I will do the search when I get back from my tai chi class.

Warm on the nest today. What a change from a week ago.

Great pic, STL, and have a great tai chi class.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 03, 2021, 03:05:28 PM
Thanks, tai chi was great as always. Keeps me moving, even if slowly! Good for balance.

Lisa, I found the blog. In the fall of 2019, N2B was about 6 feet by 7 feet across and 6.5 feet tall, weighing about 1,600 pounds. It's somewhat larger now of course.  Always surprises me that the North nest is not very much bigger (see earlier notes). The "patio" area distorts the appearance I guess.  And both nests seem way too small when there are eaglets getting ready to fledge and both parents bringing food!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2021, 03:51:13 PM
Thanks, tai chi was great as always. Keeps me moving, even if slowly! Good for balance.

Lisa, I found the blog. In the fall of 2019, N2B was about 6 feet by 7 feet across and 6.5 feet tall, weighing about 1,600 pounds. It's somewhat larger now of course.  Always surprises me that the North nest is not very much bigger (see earlier notes). The "patio" area distorts the appearance I guess.  And both nests seem way too small when there are eaglets getting ready to fledge and both parents bringing food!

Yay, you found it.  Yep, alot larger than when Amy posted about it.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2021, 04:00:47 PM
Mr North on the nest  :)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 04, 2021, 11:44:35 AM
Large prey item, possibly muskrat, about 11:00 this morning.
MrN brought the prey to the nest, then got back on the eggs, followed by DNF to claim and eat part of the prey and resume egg duty.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2021, 05:57:11 PM
Large prey item, possibly muskrat, about 11:00 this morning.
MrN brought the prey to the nest, then got back on the eggs, followed by DNF to claim and eat part of the prey and resume egg duty.

Wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 04, 2021, 10:00:19 PM
Early evening dinner for DNF, the shift change shuffle, a busy time at the North nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2021, 08:40:01 AM
Early evening dinner for DNF, the shift change shuffle, a busy time at the North nest.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2021, 08:46:27 AM
A few morning pics from DNN - DNF doing a morning stretch, Mr in for shift change, and a lil birdy too close for comfort to Mr. North
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 05, 2021, 10:51:16 AM
Love those stretching pics, Lisa. I have to do that when I sit at the computer for too long!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2021, 01:44:02 PM
Love those stretching pics, Lisa. I have to do that when I sit at the computer for too long!

LOL, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2021, 02:29:49 PM
Mr North leaving with the nestovers
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DNF ready for her break
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on March 06, 2021, 07:50:00 AM
Thanks for the updates and pics, Lisa and STL. Two beauties doing what they're meant to do!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on March 06, 2021, 08:02:58 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

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            2 Doubles or 1 Queen
            Thurs, Fri, and Sat, $129

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               $139 Thurs, $169 Fri/Sat
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               $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. 

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 06, 2021, 12:03:30 PM
Puff, thanks for ATF info posted here at the Forum. Always good to plan ahead. I will participate from a distance, wishing I could be there with everyone to see the nests & eagles in person.

Look like another regular day at the North nest. Are we about half-way through the brooding time? Are we there yet?  I wouldn't mind a peek at the eggs, either.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 06, 2021, 01:03:29 PM
Puff, thanks for ATF info posted here at the Forum. Always good to plan ahead. I will participate from a distance, wishing I could be there with everyone to see the nests & eagles in person.

Look like another regular day at the North nest. Are we about half-way through the brooding time? Are we there yet?  I wouldn't mind a peek at the eggs, either.

Great pics, STL

I do believe we are at the half-way mark.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 06, 2021, 01:07:31 PM
Mr North in the morning sun, looking at something flying above....possibly DNF, and a pic of the nest and its deep bowl.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 06, 2021, 04:42:30 PM
Beautiful DNF this afternoon
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 06, 2021, 04:48:28 PM
She is a looker, Lisa!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 06, 2021, 04:58:24 PM
She is a looker, Lisa!  :)

She is  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 07, 2021, 08:33:45 AM
DNF this morning in her bed of corn husks
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 07, 2021, 09:40:06 AM
Mr. North
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Mr North passing under the nest to make his way in
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 07, 2021, 01:27:39 PM
Daybreak in the Decorah area really colorful today.  Amazing how fast the snow is melting today. Great catch of MrN on the ground, Lisa!

The nest will be really fluffy and dry when the eggs hatch. RRP put a day watch note on the live stream page. Eggs should hatch in about 21 days from now.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 07, 2021, 04:26:49 PM
Daybreak in the Decorah area really colorful today.  Amazing how fast the snow is melting today. Great catch of MrN on the ground, Lisa!

The nest will be really fluffy and dry when the eggs hatch. RRP put a day watch note on the live stream page. Eggs should hatch in about 21 days from now.

Pretty daybreak pic, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 07, 2021, 04:27:32 PM
Mr North this evening
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 07, 2021, 04:38:47 PM
Mr Handsome, that's for sure!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 08, 2021, 06:10:17 AM
DNF vocalizing with me North, and then a lil while later he comes in for shift change
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 08, 2021, 04:19:02 PM
DNF preening in the afternoon sun
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 08, 2021, 05:10:33 PM
Lisa, love the soft early evening light!

Here are pics from changeover at 3:00 - funny watching MrN stretching and shaking his foot. And again at 4:30PM.
Still no eggs in view. That bowl is so deep!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 09, 2021, 04:47:07 AM
Lisa, love the soft early evening light!

Here are pics from changeover at 3:00 - funny watching MrN stretching and shaking his foot. And again at 4:30PM.
Still no eggs in view. That bowl is so deep!

STL, I love that evening glow too.

Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 09, 2021, 06:05:23 AM
A nice peek at the eggs from DNF, shift change, and Mr. North settled in
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 09, 2021, 07:50:08 AM
Beautiful photos Lisa , Stl & ALL!!!  8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 09, 2021, 08:02:47 AM
Beautiful photos Lisa , Stl & ALL!!!  8)

Thanks, Lori   :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 09, 2021, 08:12:42 AM
Mr North in with a fish for his lady, and it was a floppy one too!
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Mr North in with some nesting material
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 09, 2021, 11:07:25 AM
Finally a couple peeks at the eggs this morning. Great view of the 6 AM roll & shift change, Lori. And a really fresh fish for breakfast.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 09, 2021, 11:38:56 AM
Finally a couple peeks at the eggs this morning. Great view of the 6 AM roll & shift change, Lori. And a really fresh fish for breakfast.

Great pics, STL   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 10, 2021, 04:52:23 AM
A couple pics from yesterday - Mr. North and a pair of geese down by the stream
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 10, 2021, 06:59:59 AM
A few morning pics from DNN on this rainy day - DNF on the nest
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 10, 2021, 11:22:43 AM
First rain in a while. Lovely pics, Lisa.
Here's handsome MrN just after a shift change about 7AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 10, 2021, 11:28:20 AM
First rain in a while. Lovely pics, Lisa.
Here's handsome MrN just after a shift change about 7AM.

Thanks, STL....great pic of Mr!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 10, 2021, 12:14:49 PM
Mr North up close, and looking fierce!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 10, 2021, 04:24:59 PM
Mr. North
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DNF

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 11, 2021, 08:56:27 AM
A few pics from DNN this morning - Mr North in nest having alot to say, having a meal...looks like a bone, and then bringing the leftovers to DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 11, 2021, 03:19:50 PM
Here's what happened between Lisa's pics with the prey . . .
MrN lifts it, showing that it's a muskrat (dark body, red meat, long bare tail, small feet with long claws).
He poses on the fallen log with his prize.
Then he flies to the nest to present it to DNF. She sings in joy while she eats!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 11, 2021, 03:23:42 PM
About 10, MrN brings dual cornstalks for a shift change, during which he rolls one egg into view.
Mid-afternoon, DNF is back on the nest, doing her own egg rolling; again, we can see one of them.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 11, 2021, 05:01:33 PM
Great pics, STL

I love the master hunter pic. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 11, 2021, 05:55:44 PM
Handsome Mr. North this evening
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 11, 2021, 06:03:43 PM
Lisa, Mr. America!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2021, 07:16:06 AM
Shift change at DNN this morning - Mr. North in, DNF doing some morning stretches, and Mr. N in the nest
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2021, 07:55:05 AM
DNF carefully stepping into the bowl to sit on the eggs
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2021, 12:15:45 PM
Shift change - peek at egg, and talons place ever so gently on the eggs
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 12, 2021, 04:16:13 PM
Lisa, great pics of talon-rolling an egg! Makes me hold my breath every time.

The eggs have been so hidden until this week. Maybe the bowl is getting flattened out over time as the eagles brood their clutch of two.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2021, 06:00:54 PM
Lisa, great pics of talon-rolling an egg! Makes me hold my breath every time.

The eggs have been so hidden until this week. Maybe the bowl is getting flattened out over time as the eagles brood their clutch of two.

Wonderful pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 13, 2021, 06:48:38 AM
Mr North was on the nest this morning, and something came a lil too close for him.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 13, 2021, 06:53:41 AM
A few more morning pics from DNN of Mr. North and DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 13, 2021, 12:45:02 PM
Lisa, that startle response from MrN was priceless. From the background bird sounds, I'd guess that a grackle or starling got too close. For rewinders, it was just after the colorful daybreak.

A very frosty morning, both eagles flew in with frosty feathers, and a deer crossed the very frosty field. Love the sounds of the geese coming in or flying past.

Changeovers have been frequent this morning. Best of all, we got peeks at BOTH eggs. See next post.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 13, 2021, 12:53:12 PM
From all the tiny white feathers on the nest, it looks like the Norths are removing a layer of long underwear!

DNF had a meal of rabbit bones and even most of the pelt. That will be a mega-pellet.

Family portraits, including both eggs!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 13, 2021, 12:53:41 PM
Lisa, that startle response from MrN was priceless. From the background bird sounds, I'd guess that a grackle or starling got too close. For rewinders, it was just after the colorful daybreak.

A very frosty morning, both eagles flew in with frosty feathers, and a deer crossed the very frosty field. Love the sounds of the geese coming in or flying past.

Changeovers have been frequent this morning. Best of all, we got peeks at BOTH eggs. See next post.

Beautiful pics, STL! 

I love frosty feathers, and that morning pic...wow!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 14, 2021, 12:02:32 PM
Another colorful daybreak at the North site today. Not sure what is bringing all the color, but it's pretty spectacular.  Small herd of deer in the pinky air, too. And DNF at work -- she brought a huge load of grasses; no wonder she was panting when she settled on the eggs.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 14, 2021, 02:06:06 PM
Windy afternoon at the North nest. Hang on tight, everybirdy.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 14, 2021, 03:00:37 PM
Great pics, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Nora in IA on March 15, 2021, 12:27:44 PM
It's a bit snowy today........ (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/f9ejVZc7TyvhMt8uoBc3bs0bPeouLrkZOgwbIpcmmINxGD4Zl325REVf4lAMBlkOo5xumjF1RnfoLzzgBYwRQzvR--mQktsCFKD2HffQdfSeWsCu2ETGeYSaYyVaS9IFGIhZ8QQugpeXgi-mRcMKfAL6A0x473M_23uCd2o65ZvpmAVRjsVdkV04osb00FXeZDFoygn2uxSqGIrf4Gp8pmhFFYHN19nqRAG6gL_7YaEdms3r43E_56yySACc5oZeyrkghU00pM9vpkg6NiOjAUpfHIT2S5wcd3JuHcFIJebv4MBvp7WONfZah4RYHp9DoWhiVqCYXLXUBphP0aTDudHZUFtMvdIh31K2xn0eDEO_E1OTNJL0QWhXLwFxjQimLqwf0OZtQDR7xAufKWwCiJHi8IGlf4mn0buW5hFD-eOsqh9QxFTfFvG90jB3BQ7TCIgMpkxK5VJJvSgkC35sBdgsrcsLnE1RHfmEy7LDAnMxxf4BzIHaKerioGz9zycAeQaNeYGAwQ3hpBd1NY8r_ZYmPtC9DQw1WF2am1sag3kDyBkp53Pds1xPmNSOHIfPm5s21Iv9ypn93FcXJJMxr3wG6taqtwV8Uore7eXhhaH99ogDUGe9A0trvtjG5Flhww6_TPRdHRv-FP1mCDOO2P7UGbhCwDLoD4IdrSagJZF3jtb5AXdN_qR-WUnyNWbE0nZKudz2MMREKt-dlJQFJiSF=w765-h432-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 15, 2021, 12:28:03 PM
DNF at 12:20 pm keeping those eggs warm!
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DNF at 12:45 pm up shaking off the snow, and getting ready to roll the eggs
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on March 15, 2021, 02:12:15 PM
So many beautiful pics shared last week, thanks so much!  I know DNF is okay but still hard to look at this scene.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 15, 2021, 02:53:28 PM
Shift change about 10 minutes ago...Mr brought a stick in too
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 15, 2021, 04:29:05 PM
Great pics Lisa!  MrN almost poked her in the eye, then she took the stick for a moment.  They work well together.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 15, 2021, 05:10:37 PM
Great pics Lisa!  MrN almost poked her in the eye, then she took the stick for a moment.  They work well together.

LOL...that Mr is a hoot!

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 15, 2021, 05:13:34 PM
Mr North looks like the snow is making him sleepy.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 16, 2021, 06:18:48 AM
DNF wide awake, and looking around like something has caught her attention
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 16, 2021, 10:03:40 AM
A few morning pics from DNN - Shift change, and Mr takes a peek at the eggs, and Mr with some nesting material hanging out of his beak.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: shep on March 16, 2021, 04:51:28 PM
Y'all get some GREAT pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 17, 2021, 11:51:56 AM
Great camera operators provide the great views, and great eagles give us the great poses and action!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

Everybirdie is Irish today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 17, 2021, 12:11:25 PM
Great camera operators provide the great views, and great eagles give us the great poses and action!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

Everybirdie is Irish today.

Happy St. Paddy's Day, STL....great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 17, 2021, 12:17:05 PM
Mr North - ready for his close-ups!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 18, 2021, 08:32:59 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Shift change, DNF brought in a stick, a peek at the eggs, and DNF in the nest
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 18, 2021, 12:15:21 PM
Lisa, another working day at the North nest. Thanks for the pics.

Geese fly by every morning, sounds like they are just barely out of view.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 18, 2021, 03:23:20 PM
Afternoon changeover about 3:00. RRP says less than a week to first egg hatching!!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 18, 2021, 03:49:43 PM
Afternoon changeover about 3:00. RRP says less than a week to first egg hatching!!  ;D

STL - love the pic of Mom tip-toeing in the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 19, 2021, 12:52:57 PM
Familiar nests in this video released today!

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Mar 19, 2021
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on March 19, 2021, 01:50:29 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.

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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!

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 19, 2021, 02:04:25 PM
Another beautiful day at the North nest. Where did all that snow go so fast? The nest material looks all dry and fluffy.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 19, 2021, 02:06:21 PM
Another beautiful day at the North nest. Where did all that snow go so fast? The nest material looks all dry and fluffy.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 19, 2021, 02:07:03 PM
Mr North earlier this morning....he had alot to say!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 19, 2021, 02:13:55 PM
Regal eagles! I would so like to believe that at least one of them were Mom and Dad's offspring!  ;) :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 19, 2021, 05:55:58 PM
Beautiful DNF this evening
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 19, 2021, 06:01:45 PM
Yes she is, Lisa!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 20, 2021, 12:16:15 PM
Sunshine this morning. DNF on the nest for a long time it seemed to me. MrN dropped off a headless fish, trout? and left.  Wonder if the soon-to-hatch chicks are making sounds?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 20, 2021, 01:05:31 PM
Sunshine this morning. DNF on the nest for a long time it seemed to me. MrN dropped off a headless fish, trout? and left.  Wonder if the soon-to-hatch chicks are making sounds?

STL - love that 2nd pic....DNF is looking very happy about her food gift.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on March 20, 2021, 03:25:17 PM
STL -- It did seem as if DNF had a long shift.  At one point she went to the Ladder Branch to do some stretching.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on March 20, 2021, 03:29:28 PM
Here's a pic I snipped yesterday.  Usually flybys are just a flat blur, but this was a good one.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 20, 2021, 03:30:30 PM
Ginger - LOVE, LOVE that pic!

STL - great pics
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 20, 2021, 04:44:40 PM
Ginger, DNF could teach us an exercise class! And that flyby is spectacular. Bet the deer thought so, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 21, 2021, 09:16:33 AM
DNF gives us a peek at the eggs this morning, while she gives them a roll
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 21, 2021, 10:45:51 AM
Nice, Lisa!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 21, 2021, 11:09:41 AM
Won't be long now until we'll see fuzzy, white babies in the North nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 21, 2021, 11:45:07 AM
Thanks, Peep  :)

Great pics, STL.  Can't wait to see some bobbleheads!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Nora in IA on March 21, 2021, 12:59:20 PM
Wow with the wind today that tree (not the cam) is really swaying!  It'll settle down.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 22, 2021, 05:07:56 AM
Early morning pics of Mr. North on the nest catching some Zzzz before eggs hatch
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on March 22, 2021, 07:03:08 AM
Yes, Nora, the nest was really swaying!
Thanks Ginger, Lisa, and STL for all the beautiful pics leading up to hatch days. They are much appreciated. Getting excited to see the fluff balls and hoping all goes well for this lovely pair.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on March 22, 2021, 10:27:34 AM
Mr. North spent the entire night (Sun. 3/21/21) incubating.  He brought a headless fish to DNF last night at 7:38 p.m.  She ate it in a couple of minutes,  flew up to the Ladder Branch, and called out.  Mr. N. flew in right away from the Hideaway Branch area and immediately started incubating.  DNF flew off to the Scary Tree where she feaked her beak and then flew off downstream, accross the pasture, and disappeared.  DNF returned to the nest this morning at 6:50 a.m.  Very unusual for Mr. N. to take the night shift.  I think it may have happened one or two other times in the past, but no more than that.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 22, 2021, 12:07:11 PM
Ginger, interesting notes about overnight duties! Maybe DNF is stocking up on food and free time before the eggs hatch.

MrN has brought food to DNF on the nest all through the brooding weeks. She sometimes brings food, too, but seems to eat it herself. Anyone know if she has brought food for MrN?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 22, 2021, 12:33:04 PM
Ginger, interesting notes about overnight duties! Maybe DNF is stocking up on food and free time before the eggs hatch.

MrN has brought food to DNF on the nest all through the brooding weeks. She sometimes brings food, too, but seems to eat it herself. Anyone know if she has brought food for MrN?

STL - As long as I have been watching, I have never seen a female bring food for a male.  It's always the male gifting food for the female.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 22, 2021, 01:55:24 PM
Rollin' & Fluffin'
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: shep on March 22, 2021, 02:30:46 PM
I bet the parents hear the babies
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 22, 2021, 02:40:01 PM
A lil afternoon lovin, and then DNF back to her eggs
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 23, 2021, 08:27:08 AM
A peek at the eggs while Mr. North gives them a roll
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 23, 2021, 05:16:19 PM
Chatters are saying the Norths have been listening intently to the eggs today -- or it appears that way, and I agree. Don't the chicks make sounds as they are getting ready to hatch?

The rain makes it challenging to keep the eggs dry. We are thankful it isn't snow, sleet, and all that awful stuff.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 23, 2021, 05:25:15 PM
Chatters are saying the Norths have been listening intently to the eggs today -- or it appears that way, and I agree. Don't the chicks make sounds as they are getting ready to hatch?

The rain makes it challenging to keep the eggs dry. We are thankful it isn't snow, sleet, and all that awful stuff.

Great pics, STL

It seems like lots of shift changes, and I have noticed both DNF & Mr. North look like they are looking down at the eggs.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 24, 2021, 07:41:16 AM
A few morning pics from DNN - DNF gives a good peek at the eggs, Mr. North dropped by with a fish this morning, DNF wanted to eat, but was so concentrated on her eggs, she hopped back on them, and DNF watching the floppy fish.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 24, 2021, 08:51:35 AM
Mr North in with some fresh grasses, and DNF finally takes and break, and a good peek at the eggs
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 24, 2021, 10:14:27 AM
No official word from RRP yet, but you can see a Pip starting!!!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on March 24, 2021, 12:22:02 PM
Looks like its official :). Great slow motion replay. Congratulations to the camera operators for catching our first Decorah pip.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 24, 2021, 12:51:10 PM
Lisa, pip-perfect!  I used rewind but never caught the pip.

Several shift changes, and that trout is still there, untouched, at noon. Better things going on with the eggs.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 24, 2021, 12:54:53 PM
Lisa, pip-perfect!  I used rewind but never caught the pip.

Several shift changes, and that trout is still there, untouched, at noon. Better things going on with the eggs.

Wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2021, 06:55:54 AM
A few morning pics from DNN - DNF listening for chirps, Mr North in the eagle waiting room area hoping for a peek, and Mr. North trying to get DNF up, but she wouldn't budge!

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on March 25, 2021, 07:29:28 AM
Bowl is too deep for a good look, but it definitely looks like we have a new bobblehead. Check the rewind to around 7:20 local time this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2021, 08:02:31 AM
Raleigh, I believe you are right.  I got this screenshot of the lil one moving around (red arrow pointing) when Mr. North was adjusting.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on March 25, 2021, 08:06:34 AM
Looks like a lot of chatters saw the same thing. Just waiting on official confirmation from RRP. :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on March 25, 2021, 09:07:06 AM
Sweet!! Congratulations to the North parents and the little one!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2021, 10:27:21 AM
I see a lil fuzzy one
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on March 25, 2021, 11:05:48 AM
Great shot Lisa. :) :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2021, 11:24:16 AM
Great shot Lisa. :) :) :)

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2021, 11:58:36 AM
Shift change, and it is Mr North's turn...you can see the lil dandelion head pop up!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 25, 2021, 12:14:19 PM
Aw, are they a little early this year?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2021, 12:25:08 PM
Aw, are they a little early this year?

Peep - from looking at their nest records on RRP's page, it looks like maybe a week early. 

DNF has laid her first egg the past couple years on Feb 21st, this year it was Feb 16th.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2021, 12:42:22 PM
Hello...DN13!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on March 25, 2021, 12:53:36 PM
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. North! Grow healthy and strong, little one! Thanks, as always, for the wonderful pics. Oh, there it is in your last pic Lisa!!! :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2021, 01:10:31 PM
Trying to get a bite to eat, didn't succeed, but they are beak to beak
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Hey, I'm down here!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 25, 2021, 01:35:52 PM
Congratulations DNN!!! Welcome DN13 you are so cute!!!  
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DN13
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Break time for DNF (http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/flowerysmile.gif)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 25, 2021, 01:43:45 PM
Awesome captures Miss Lisa!!!  8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 25, 2021, 01:47:00 PM
Sweet little bobblehead!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2021, 01:50:29 PM
Lori - Thank you, and awesome gifs!!!!  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 25, 2021, 01:57:09 PM
Eggciting day for all of us!  Great pics & gifs Lisa, Raleigh, & Lori.  DN13 is a winner   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 25, 2021, 02:06:01 PM
Tried to focus and readjust to see little one better...  :-[ I tried  ;)
DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2021, 02:10:45 PM
Oh, that's a great pic, Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on March 25, 2021, 02:27:56 PM
Well done, Lori! :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on March 25, 2021, 05:37:29 PM
Doing my happy dance.  Welcome to the world DM13.  This never gets old.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2021, 06:07:43 PM
A bite to eat

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 25, 2021, 06:12:03 PM
There's that big yellow thing again!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2021, 06:12:55 PM
There's that big yellow thing again!  ;D

 LOL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on March 25, 2021, 06:38:09 PM
Great pics, everyone.

Here's a video by Uwohali that includes today's feedings.  I've seen several videos posted but this one has the background noise screened out and you can really hear DN13's peeps.  Very nice.

https://youtu.be/1iIXIrNdlcQ

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on March 25, 2021, 09:17:51 PM
Precious little eaglet, pics and video!  Thanks to all who documented today.  I agree jaspurr - it never gets old!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2021, 04:46:32 AM
Great pics, everyone.

Here's a video by Uwohali that includes today's feedings.  I've seen several videos posted but this one has the background noise screened out and you can really hear DN13's peeps.  Very nice.

https://youtu.be/1iIXIrNdlcQ


Ginger, thanks for the awesome video from Uwohali!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2021, 05:45:26 AM
From rewind about 3 hours ago
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on March 26, 2021, 06:30:50 AM
Hard to believe after watching those first feedings that in about 10 weeks, the parents will be bringing in food and jumping out of the way. :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2021, 06:58:04 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Mr. North arrives for shift change and is ready for duty, but it takes DNF a while before she is ready to give up.  She finally gives in and Mr. North settles down and looks at DN13. 

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2021, 07:02:38 AM
Morning feeding
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on March 26, 2021, 07:06:11 AM
Lisa beat me to it this morning. :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2021, 07:12:02 AM
Lisa beat me to it this morning. :)

No, beating you to it, Raleigh....the more pics the better....that's a great pic!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2021, 07:31:30 AM
DNF in with a large fish, and DNF & DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2021, 09:15:44 AM
Such a cutie!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 26, 2021, 01:01:41 PM
Lisa, your "cutie" pic is the best yet of DN13. Those big bug eyes, oh my.

They are catching on to the feeding technique for this day-old chick. Tiny, tiny bits. I love that both of them are feeding, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2021, 01:13:24 PM
Lisa, your "cutie" pic is the best yet of DN13. Those big bug eyes, oh my.

They are catching on to the feeding technique for this day-old chick. Tiny, tiny bits. I love that both of them are feeding, too.

Thanks, STL....I love feeding time.  Love watching the big yellow beak, trying to get it in the lil beak.  The parents have so much patience! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2021, 01:39:27 PM
Mr North and DNF vocalizing with each other
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2021, 02:52:39 PM
Eating again...  :D
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 26, 2021, 08:10:48 PM
Heeerrr's D13!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2021, 05:28:35 AM
Heeerrr's D13!

That a great pic of the lil cutie, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2021, 08:03:03 AM
Breakfast time for DN13, and DN14 has arrived (first views around 7:11 am)....on the left in the bottom pic!!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 27, 2021, 11:32:58 AM
Lisa, love your pic of the new addition, D14.

Mine is from about the same time, just the beak and top of head visible on the right. D13 on left. See yellow arrow.

Keep those babies warm and dry today!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on March 27, 2021, 11:41:20 AM
Thought I saw a little extra fluff earlier! Welcome, D14!  Awesome pics! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2021, 11:58:32 AM
STL - Thanks, and great pics too!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2021, 01:19:25 PM
Lunch time at DNN
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DN14 sleeps while DN13 gets fed
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DN13 left, DN14 right

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 27, 2021, 01:23:50 PM
Two little bobbleheads!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2021, 01:27:02 PM
Two little bobbleheads!  ;D

Peep, aren't they precious?!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on March 27, 2021, 02:45:48 PM
They both seem hardy for being newborns. I am surprised DN14 is already so lively.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2021, 03:55:03 PM
They both seem hardy for being newborns. I am surprised DN14 is already so lively.

Arcadia, me too and holding its head up good too!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 27, 2021, 04:47:54 PM
What a joy to have both eggs hatched successfully. Who cares if I can't tell them apart already!
DN13 is taking kind of big chunks. Has DN14 gotten a share yet? Maybe there should be cake for the birth-day.
Love the pic of MrN feeding a tidbit to DNF, a moment of tenderness for the mom.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2021, 04:52:05 PM
What a joy to have both eggs hatched successfully. Who cares if I can't tell them apart already!
DN13 is taking kind of big chunks. Has DN14 gotten a share yet? Maybe there should be cake for the birth-day.
Love the pic of MrN feeding a tidbit to DNF, a moment of tenderness for the mom.

STL - Great pics!

I thought that was a touching moment too when Dad fed DNF a bite.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on March 27, 2021, 07:02:37 PM
STL, thank you for the beautiful shot of DN13/DN14.  DN14 is already holding his head high.  These two will be fun to watch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2021, 06:46:59 AM
Breakfast time for DN13 & 14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2021, 08:19:00 AM
Another morning feeding about 20 minutes ago this time by Mr. North  - DN14 beak wide open and ready to eat, DN13 in front eating, and DN14 to the left got a small bite.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 28, 2021, 10:56:03 AM
Lisa, looks like both 13 & 14 are getting food this morning. The juicy bits get them some liquid, too.

Sun shining through the baby down reveals dinosaur-ish heads and necks.
And DN13 bonking behavior has started already! Watch on the rewind 9 to 10 AM.
Love to watch the parents making tiny bits when a chunk is too large. Such dexterity from those huge talons and beaks.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2021, 11:08:20 AM
Lisa, looks like both 13 & 14 are getting food this morning. The juicy bits get them some liquid, too.

Sun shining through the baby down reveals dinosaur-ish heads and necks.
And DN13 bonking behavior has started already! Watch on the rewind 9 to 10 AM.
Love to watch the parents making tiny bits when a chunk is too large. Such dexterity from those huge talons and beaks.

Wonderful pics, STL!

I did see DN14 get a bite of food this morning.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 28, 2021, 03:44:52 PM
There's that big yellow thing again!  ;D

The big yellow thing is so cool  8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2021, 04:16:07 PM
A few afternoon pics from DNN - DN14 in the front looking around, and DN14 getting a bite to eat while 13 tries to grab at it too.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 29, 2021, 12:04:54 PM
Great feeding pics, Lisa!

Windy this morning at the North nest. Several feedings, some bonking by both eaglets. The best viewing was about 9:30 AM, when MrN brought a big stick and laid it right across the nest, where DNF was trying to feed the babes. She had a piece of grass stuck in her beak for a short while, complicating an already busy scene.

Love it when the parent picks up tiny bits the babies drop. Probably this keeps the bowl clean and avoids attracting bugs or mice.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 29, 2021, 04:57:23 PM
Wind continues strong at the North nest this afternoon. Rewind to just before 3:00 to see DNF upended by a gust. Seems nobody hurt, but I bet they were all surprised! Looks like a feather at the top of her right shoulder got broken. She flew off shortly after.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 29, 2021, 05:16:28 PM
Great pics, STL!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2021, 06:45:36 AM
DNF was up trying to feed at 6:23 am, but neither wanted any breakfish just yet.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 30, 2021, 10:19:15 AM
By 7:30 the DNs were into bonking more than eating! A changeover shortly after, the babes were watching.

Still lots of wind at the North nest; hard to get clear pics with my slowish system.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2021, 11:06:22 AM
By 7:30 the DNs were into bonking more than eating! A changeover shortly after, the babes were watching.

Still lots of wind at the North nest; hard to get clear pics with my slowish system.

STL, great pics....they woke up ready to rumble this morning!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2021, 11:25:53 AM
A few morning pics from DNN - Kids up and ready to rumble, Mr North in with fresh nesting material, and Mr. getting comfy on the kids with DN14 peeking out the front.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2021, 12:20:35 PM
Lunch time for DN13 & 14, and Mr. North in with a stick
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2021, 01:13:13 PM
These two are a hoot.....DN14's head looks like it could fit inside of DN13's beak!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 30, 2021, 01:34:54 PM
Let the bonking begin...  ::) ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2021, 01:43:46 PM
Let the bonking begin...  ::) ;D

Yes!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 30, 2021, 01:47:25 PM
How many days old? These two are going to be competitive!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2021, 01:52:10 PM
How many days old? These two are going to be competitive!

From RRP's webpage:
DN13 is 5 days 13 hours days old!
DN14 is 3 days 13 hours days old!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: mrsfalcon on March 30, 2021, 01:59:20 PM
Thanks, Lisa! I had a type on their earlier, which is kind of embarrassing, but I just corrected it. You guys are quick! :D

Amy
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2021, 03:08:54 PM
Thanks, Lisa! I had a type on their earlier, which is kind of embarrassing, but I just corrected it. You guys are quick! :D

Amy

 :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 30, 2021, 04:36:35 PM
MrN and one of the eaglets, up close, about 4:30 PM
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2021, 05:06:14 PM
MrN and one of the eaglets, up close, about 4:30 PM

STL - Those are great pics of Daddy and me!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on March 30, 2021, 08:42:42 PM
They are rapidly earning the title of "Peaglet"!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2021, 06:48:57 AM
The DNN Family
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2021, 07:29:41 AM
More morning pics from DNN - DNF, DN13, & DN14, the kids in the nest alone for a sec DN13 & DN14, and DN13

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on March 31, 2021, 07:51:00 AM
Love the daily pics of this precious family.  Thanks, Lisa and STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2021, 08:33:24 AM
Love the daily pics of this precious family.  Thanks, Lisa and STL

YW, nan  :)

These two are so cute!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2021, 11:18:20 AM
More morning pics - DNF feeds DN13, Shift change - Mr. North takes over, and DN14 and DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 31, 2021, 11:58:19 AM
Lisa, love the family group pic!   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2021, 12:21:21 PM
Lisa, love the family group pic!   ;)

Thanks, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on March 31, 2021, 12:51:52 PM
DN13 and DN14 are too cute for words.  Just saw them sitting side by side and taking turns being fed.  DNF and DNM are making sure that there is plenty of food to feed both which hopefully, will lessen the bonking a and competition for food.  Adorable
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on March 31, 2021, 01:06:40 PM
Is this the same DNF that was at the nest in 2016 when the tainted food episode took place?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2021, 01:22:32 PM
Is this the same DNF that was at the nest in 2016 when the tainted food episode took place?

jaspurr, no, that would be Mrs. North.  DNF replaced Mrs. North in the fall of 2018. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on March 31, 2021, 04:52:28 PM
Couple of prey mysteries at the North nest today. Strange looking bare carcass or two at the left side of the nest around noon, see pic, that has been there since ???  Easily possible I missed when it came in and by which parent.

About 1 PM, MrN dug up the carcass of a large bird, pretty sure pheasant from feathers and view of a leg and foot later on. That might have gotten buried in the high winds lately. DNF did lots of de-feathering, and the eaglets got their first non-fish meal today. D13 ate a small feather; hope it comes up as a pellet.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2021, 04:58:28 PM
Couple of prey mysteries at the North nest today. Strange looking bare carcass or two at the left side of the nest around noon, see pic, that has been there since ???  Easily possible I missed when it came in and by which parent.

About 1 PM, MrN dug up the carcass of a large bird, pretty sure pheasant from feathers and view of a leg and foot later on. That might have gotten buried in the high winds lately. DNF did lots of de-feathering, and the eaglets got their first non-fish meal today. D13 ate a small feather; hope it comes up as a pellet.

STL, I think DNF brought in something today, not sure what tho. 

Love the pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2021, 05:06:58 PM
DN13 looking up at the big white tail
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DN14 getting a bite, while DN13 takes care of an itch
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DN14 getting a nice big bite
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on March 31, 2021, 07:53:59 PM
Thank you Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 31, 2021, 11:21:57 PM
A couple of pics DNN DN13 & DN14 I am late on posting...

What's up Dad? ;D
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DN 13Cuteness... "See, I'm BIG"
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DN13 & DN14 Fuzzy Heads
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DN13 & DN14 love the dandelion tops!
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DNN Mr. North protecting the little ones, I heard caw caw in the background.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 04:51:24 AM
Thank you Lisa.

You're welcome.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 04:51:45 AM
Lori - Beautiful pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 06:39:14 AM
Mr North was ready for shift change, but DNF wasn't quite ready yet.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 07:26:58 AM
Mr North picking on some nestovers to feed the kids, but it didn't look like they got much.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 01, 2021, 07:48:34 AM
Just watched a great feeding session. Precious pics! Thanks, all.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 08:04:30 AM
Feeding by DNF - A bite for DN13, and a bite for DN14...DNF keeping the kids warm
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 09:24:17 AM
Another great feeding by DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 10:42:55 AM
Love when the lil ones peek out from under the parent
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 01, 2021, 01:55:25 PM
Great pics, everyone!  Good to see that the wind has died down.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 02:10:33 PM
Great pics, everyone!  Good to see that the wind has died down.

Love the pic, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 04:18:37 PM
Peek-a-boo
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 01, 2021, 04:29:13 PM
Oh, Lisa, your peek-a-boos are much cuter than mine!  D13 looks like doing little nestorations already.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2021, 04:37:20 PM
Oh, Lisa, your peek-a-boos are much cuter than mine!  D13 looks like doing little nestorations already.

Your pics are fantastic, STL!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 01, 2021, 04:53:22 PM
Thanks, Lisa. Next, let's go for the earholes!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 01, 2021, 08:10:06 PM
Evening brings special quality of light at the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2021, 04:56:27 AM
Evening brings special quality of light at the nest.

Great pics, and you got the earholes!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2021, 07:15:54 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Mr North with the kids
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2021, 08:04:44 AM
Breakfast for DN13 & 14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2021, 11:31:31 AM
STL mentioned earholes earlier.....  :D

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on April 02, 2021, 01:17:25 PM
Video from RRPs Facebook page.
Today's Diction-Aerie Word: Beakdown!

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=860557214524032
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 02, 2021, 05:08:30 PM
Golly, these little ones should be on an MMA show (mixed martial arts). The Facebook video is great.

Lisa, you got earholes for both in one pic. Won't be too long before feathers cover them over. When they turn into gray furballs, I think.

Still quite windy.  MrN brought a couple loads of grasses and one huge stick this afternoon between about 2 and 3 PM.  DNF feeds, and MrN goes nest shopping.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2021, 06:01:36 PM
Golly, these little ones should be on an MMA show (mixed martial arts). The Facebook video is great.

Lisa, you got earholes for both in one pic. Won't be too long before feathers cover them over. When they turn into gray furballs, I think.

Still quite windy.  MrN brought a couple loads of grasses and one huge stick this afternoon between about 2 and 3 PM.  DNF feeds, and MrN goes nest shopping.

STL, they were posing just right for their earhole pic  ;D

Great pics!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2021, 06:22:21 AM
Mr North to the nest early this morning, but no shift change, and DNF feeding the lil ones.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2021, 09:05:29 AM
A few more morning pics from DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 03, 2021, 10:49:49 AM
Lovely family pictures, Lisa.  Love to hear DNF vocalizing to DNM when they are together.  Wish I knew what she was saying but it sounded very sweet.  Happy Easter everyone.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2021, 12:11:04 PM
Lovely family pictures, Lisa.  Love to hear DNF vocalizing to DNM when they are together.  Wish I knew what she was saying but it sounded very sweet.  Happy Easter everyone.

Thank you, and Happy Easter (https://www.animoticons.com/files/holidays/easter-smiley-faces/77.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on April 03, 2021, 12:49:12 PM
Well fed little peaglets are growing so fast!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2021, 01:27:47 PM
A few afternoon from DNN
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Nap time
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 03, 2021, 01:34:10 PM
That morning close-up pic of the two eaglets is just precious, Lisa. We can all celebrate them at Easter.

Warm weather and LOTS of nestovers brings out the flies today. Just regular "house" flies, not the awful kind that bite, but still.  Time for spring cleaning. Somebody call MrN.

Was reminding myself of the eaglet ages, and found the ungrammatical notation [seen in pic] on the North nest page. Anyone know who works on the website text?  Eeeewwwww.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2021, 01:47:12 PM
That morning close-up pic of the two eaglets is just precious, Lisa. We can all celebrate them at Easter.

Warm weather and LOTS of nestovers brings out the flies today. Just regular "house" flies, not the awful kind that bite, but still.  Time for spring cleaning. Somebody call MrN.

Was reminding myself of the eaglet ages, and found the ungrammatical notation [seen in pic] on the North nest page. Anyone know who works on the website text?  Eeeewwwww.

STL, that would be Amy. 

You can send her a message. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on April 03, 2021, 02:12:31 PM
That morning close-up pic of the two eaglets is just precious, Lisa. We can all celebrate them at Easter.

Warm weather and LOTS of nestovers brings out the flies today. Just regular "house" flies, not the awful kind that bite, but still.  Time for spring cleaning. Somebody call MrN.

Was reminding myself of the eaglet ages, and found the ungrammatical notation [seen in pic] on the North nest page. Anyone know who works on the website text?  Eeeewwwww.
WOW, how petty!!! Do have any clue what Amy has been going through fixing all the issues on the forum??? You are lucky to be able to post here. RRP could just as easily consider the site "too much work" and remove it! FYI, this isn't  a high school English class!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 03, 2021, 07:20:03 PM
DNN DN13 & DN14 Cute lil "bro hugz" a couple of minutes ago...
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on April 03, 2021, 08:20:13 PM
STL -- As Lisa said, Amy is the one who takes care of RRP's website.  I always let her know if I find an error and she always thanks me.  I know that when I used to be a webmaster I very much appreciated receiving corrections from people.  I was always embarrassed that I made a mistake but would rather 10 people saw my mistake vs. 100 people.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 04, 2021, 08:27:58 AM
Lori, thank you for posting the bro hugs video.  Put a smile on my face this Easter morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 04, 2021, 08:33:22 AM
DNN DN13 & DN14 Cute lil "bro hugz" a couple of minutes ago...


Lori - Such a cute gif! I love when they give each other hugs!  8) :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on April 04, 2021, 08:43:53 AM
I'm thinking that's what is needed - more hugs.  ((((HUGS))) to all.

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 04, 2021, 09:33:38 AM
I'm thinking that's what is needed - more hugs.  ((((HUGS))) to all.

P

((Puff))
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 04, 2021, 09:40:52 AM
Morning pics from DNN -DN14 playing with nesting material and DN13 crop dropping, and an Easter family photo
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 04, 2021, 09:46:26 AM
Puff, big hug to you and Tony. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 04, 2021, 12:05:42 PM
Both eaglets are out of the nest bowl today, getting mobile and growing like weeds.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 04, 2021, 01:11:23 PM
Always feels like we're in a warp speed zone from now on out! Blink and they're ready to fledge! ;) I'm always grateful to you folks who share pics of this natural miracle we have the privilege to watch!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 05, 2021, 06:42:32 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Mr North to the nest, DNF doing her morning stretches, and a bite for me & bite for you.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 05, 2021, 11:09:49 AM
The DNN kiddos - DN13 and DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 05, 2021, 11:14:55 AM
Great morning pics, Lisa.  DNF has a yoga routine for stretching!

The blog about eaglet development at the top of the North nest chat is really informative. We can watch them grow almost live, like bamboo.  Love those soft pink feet.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 05, 2021, 11:38:55 AM
Saw DN13 & DN14 for the first time this morning.  How adorable!  I'm hoping and praying (as everyone is) that these two grow up to be strong, fierce eagles. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on April 05, 2021, 11:53:45 AM
It was nice hearing John Howe talking about our northern e's on "Talk of Iowa" with Charity Nebbe on NPR.  Charity's definitely a great supporter of RRP!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 05, 2021, 12:16:27 PM
STL - great pics!  That was a great read this morning. 

NW - Aww, snuggle buddies!  They are precious. 

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 05, 2021, 01:25:37 PM
NWarg, I second that.  This is a very devoted and nurturing adult eagle pair.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 05, 2021, 01:48:14 PM
Lunchtime with Mr. North - Both got some nice big bites....DN14 & DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 06, 2021, 02:13:22 AM
Lori, thank you for posting the bro hugs video.  Put a smile on my face this Easter morning.

Thanks :) Me too!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 06, 2021, 02:13:38 AM
DNN home of DNF, Mr. North and little ones DN13 & DN14
Recorded a couple gifs earlier :)  

DN13 "Sporting my wings" :)
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Happiness is... a full crop ❤
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Dual feeding today
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(http://dl9.glitter-graphics.net/pub/1628/1628979ca987enalt.gif) (https://www.glitter-graphics.com) "little wiggle worms"

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 06, 2021, 06:49:03 AM
Lori - Awesome gifs  8) :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 06, 2021, 06:56:41 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Mr North in the pasture, Mr North brings in a stick at shift change, DN13 watching DNF fly away, and Mr North with the kids all snuggled underneath
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 06, 2021, 07:25:20 AM
(Sporting my Wings). looks like DN13 is trying to beat down the nest walls so he can see better.  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 06, 2021, 09:03:27 AM
A few morning morning pics - Mating on the ladder branch, the kids and the fish
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 06, 2021, 10:10:26 AM
Funny fish moment - Mr North brought in a really big fish, and the kids scooted over to DNF who was by the fish.  The fish flopped up, and knocked DN14 over.
(I am sure Lori can get a better gif of the incident, than my still pics)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 06, 2021, 12:13:54 PM
I need to take some fishing lessons from Mr. North.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 06, 2021, 05:20:39 PM
5:18  Looks like fish for late snack tonight, breakfast and lunch tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 06, 2021, 05:35:23 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - Close-ups of DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 07, 2021, 06:18:33 AM
Early morning nest pics - DN13
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DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 07, 2021, 07:04:14 AM
Don't know what DNF just brought home for breakfast but I just lost my appetite.  :-X
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 07, 2021, 07:09:56 AM
Good Mr North just carried "it" off.  Does anyone know what that was?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 07, 2021, 07:41:08 AM
Good Mr North just carried "it" off.  Does anyone know what that was?

It looked like a flatten opossum.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on April 07, 2021, 10:33:32 AM
Lisa -- Your pic from yesterday of "DN13 watching DNF fly away" reminded me how much I enjoy watching the eaglets track the adults.  My favorite is when there's a parent perched above the nest and the eaglets keep looking up at them.  We'll see that happening before too long.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 07, 2021, 10:55:38 AM
Lisa -- Your pic from yesterday of "DN13 watching DNF fly away" reminded me how much I enjoy watching the eaglets track the adults.  My favorite is when there's a parent perched above the nest and the eaglets keep looking up at them.  We'll see that happening before too long.

Thanks, Ginger  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 07, 2021, 11:02:16 AM
A few more morning pics from DNN - DN14 is upfront and ready to eat, DNF brings in a flatten looking opossum/Mr North flies to the yonder branch, and three times this morning at a feeding with Mr North, I noticed DN14 putting his beak on the fish.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 07, 2021, 12:01:09 PM
Mystery prey from early this morning. Could it be a fetal calf?  DNF brought it in and MrN removed it from the nest and put it on a log underneath.  Maybe chatters at Explore will have an ID.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 07, 2021, 01:27:14 PM
The mystery prey has left the nest again, by Mr North.  This will be the 3rd time today he has taken it out.  Let's see if DNF brings it back again!  ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 07, 2021, 01:54:00 PM
Look To Decorah North For All The Eagle Cam Action

https://www.iowapublicradio.org/show/talk-of-iowa/2021-04-05/look-to-decorah-north-for-all-the-eagle-cam-action

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 08, 2021, 12:11:35 AM
DNN DN13 & DN14 "Little toesies"

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2021, 04:36:58 AM
Lori - Great gif of those clown clompers!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on April 08, 2021, 06:54:29 AM
Mr. North in with breakfish this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2021, 07:02:55 AM
Mr. North in with breakfish this morning.

Great pic, Raleigh!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2021, 07:03:45 AM
The two cuties from DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 08, 2021, 10:52:29 AM
Love the morning pics, and all the other pics, too. Thanks cam ops and forum posters!

Lookit how big and how gray the eaglets are today. That baby white dandelion fuzz will be gone real soon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2021, 12:08:34 PM
Love the morning pics, and all the other pics, too. Thanks cam ops and forum posters!

Lookit how big and how gray the eaglets are today. That baby white dandelion fuzz will be gone real soon.

Great pics, STL....they are growing right before our eyes!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2021, 12:13:43 PM
A few morning/afternoon pics from DNN - Cool hover by DNF in the nest before going to the ladder branch, DN13 didn't want to nap and kept popping up, and finally laid back a bit when DNF was vocalizing.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2021, 12:24:40 PM
DN13
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DN14
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DN14 & DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 08, 2021, 02:28:25 PM
Lisa, love your closeups, and Lori, love your gifs!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 08, 2021, 03:51:24 PM
Precious GIFS and pics. Love them all!  Yes, they sure are graying, STL.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2021, 04:35:32 PM
Lisa, love your closeups, and Lori, love your gifs!

Thank you, STL...the cam ops were AWESOME today on those close-ups!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 08, 2021, 05:17:04 PM
Mid-afternoon feeding, DNF offered a big fish tail, but D13 and 14 aren't ready for tails or fins yet.  The eaglets are pretty full already. They are getting good at poop-shooting, too.

Another big fish delivery, by DNF this time. She was only gone from the nest for maybe 5 minutes. These big fish must be spawning in the creek now. I could look for a similar pic from last year.

MrN was eating the fish DNF brought, enough to keep it from flopping.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2021, 05:37:45 PM
Mid-afternoon feeding, DNF offered a big fish tail, but D13 and 14 aren't ready for tails or fins yet.  The eaglets are pretty full already. They are getting good at poop-shooting, too.

Another big fish delivery, by DNF this time. She was only gone from the nest for maybe 5 minutes. These big fish must be spawning in the creek now. I could look for a similar pic from last year.

MrN was eating the fish DNF brought, enough to keep it from flopping.

Wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 08, 2021, 06:11:11 PM
Robin has posted a new day trip to D3.  She thinks Mom is feeding a new hatch.  Narration and photos at RRP and more photos on her web page.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2021, 06:21:36 PM
Evening pics from DNN - DN13 crop dropping, DN13 biting DN14's beak, and DN13 is a lil itchy.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2021, 08:17:13 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Mr North in with a fish, also out on the yonder branch, and breakfast for DN 13 & 14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 09, 2021, 11:57:49 AM
Great morning pics, Lisa.  It's good to see the Ds starting to move around the nest, and startling when they get close to the rails.  MrN & DNF could build up the rails to about 2 feet tall!

I've included a pic from the turkey vulture camera in Marshall, Missouri. Eggs expected there about May 1, in case anyone wants to watch this indoor nest. Find it on the dropdown menu for RRP.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2021, 12:02:21 PM
Great morning pics, Lisa.  It's good to see the Ds starting to move around the nest, and startling when they get close to the rails.  MrN & DNF could build up the rails to about 2 feet tall!

I've included a pic from the turkey vulture camera in Marshall, Missouri. Eggs expected there about May 1, in case anyone wants to watch this indoor nest. Find it on the dropdown menu for RRP.

Love both your pics, STL! 

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on April 09, 2021, 01:20:50 PM
Great morning pics, Lisa.  It's good to see the Ds starting to move around the nest, and startling when they get close to the rails.  MrN & DNF could build up the rails to about 2 feet tall!

I've included a pic from the turkey vulture camera in Marshall, Missouri. Eggs expected there about May 1, in case anyone wants to watch this indoor nest. Find it on the dropdown menu for RRP.

STL  -- I'm not sure if you know that there is a thread here for the vulture nest.  It's located under Other Raptor Cams and Information.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2021, 02:12:41 PM
Watching DNF eat that fish tail, and thinking one day we will get to eat it!!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2021, 04:23:05 PM
Shift change - DNF in.....Mr North out
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 09, 2021, 04:41:12 PM
Ginger, thanks for the note about Turkey Vulture location in the Forum. No, I didn't know it was there.

Lisa, great collection of pics from today!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 09, 2021, 04:52:25 PM
Couple pics from 4-30-ish this afternoon.  What a difference in size and appearance between D13 and 14.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2021, 05:13:34 PM
Couple pics from 4-30-ish this afternoon.  What a difference in size and appearance between D13 and 14.

Thanks, STL  :)

Love that first pic of 13 & 14, they look like they are sizing each other up.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 10, 2021, 11:22:03 AM
The eaglets are still doing some bonking, and they get so much food, the competitiveness isn't an issue most of the time.

It's birthing time for the cattle, so cowghetti is on the menu. MrN seems not to want it at the nest, or he wants it for himself.

Windy conditions put stick landing right onto the eaglets just moments ago. Time to build up the rails as the eaglets start exploring the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 10, 2021, 11:52:33 AM
The eaglets are still doing some bonking, and they get so much food, the competitiveness isn't an issue most of the time.

It's birthing time for the cattle, so cowghetti is on the menu. MrN seems not to want it at the nest, or he wants it for himself.

Windy conditions put stick landing right onto the eaglets just moments ago. Time to build up the rails as the eaglets start exploring the nest.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 10, 2021, 02:35:47 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - DN13 spreading those wings, DN13 was ready to eat, and DNF protecting the kids from the rain
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 10, 2021, 03:47:07 PM
DNF and DN13, but DN14 got its foot in there too  :D
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 10, 2021, 05:08:57 PM
Lisa, DN13 has wings now, not just little stubs. Amazing.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 10, 2021, 05:41:51 PM
Lisa, DN13 has wings now, not just little stubs. Amazing.

LOL, yes...I think he was telling DN14....Look what I can do!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 10, 2021, 09:37:00 PM
Remembering our sweet DN11 3/30/2020 - 4/10/2020
Sweet DN11 you are loved & missed by many!  Fly high little one!
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Little angels with eagle wings
To fly high and watch over
The nests that we see
And the ones that we never
To soar high in human hearts
And bring peace in our pain
Fly free, little DN11
Reach for the heavens, fly through the rain
On your eagle wings so strong
Rejoice with those brave before you
You are our eagle guardian angel
The love you leave will see us through.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 11, 2021, 09:14:57 AM
Lori, thank you for the remembrance of precious DN11.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2021, 09:43:06 AM
Lori - Thanks for the remembrance for DN11  :-*

A few pics from DNN this morning - Pair of Belted Kingfisher's by the stream bank, Mr North in with some nesting material, and Mr North feeding DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 11, 2021, 12:19:44 PM
Cam ops on duty as always. Thanks for the kingfisher pic!

Breakfish at 7:00 today, with little competition for food between D14 and D13. There's so much in the nest already. Such a great location for the eagles, here in the North's Valley.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2021, 01:05:54 PM
Cam ops on duty as always. Thanks for the kingfisher pic!

Breakfish at 7:00 today, with little competition for food between D14 and D13. There's so much in the nest already. Such a great location for the eagles, here in the North's Valley.

You're welcome and great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2021, 01:16:26 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 11, 2021, 02:59:44 PM
Thank you for the Belted Kingfisher pictures, Lisa. They are fun to watch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2021, 04:14:28 PM
Thank you for the Belted Kingfisher pictures, Lisa. They are fun to watch.

You're welcome.  It was nice to see the cam ops spot them. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2021, 04:50:01 PM
First fish tail down, both took a try, but it was DN14 who got it down!

DN13 trying the tail
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DN14 gets it a turn, and gets it down
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 12, 2021, 06:38:50 AM
A few morning pics from DNN - DNF getting ready to feed the kids, Mr North in the pasture & then flying to the nest, and Mr. North feeding DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 12, 2021, 06:46:22 AM
Belted Kingfisher on a branch, and in a hole on the stream bank
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 12, 2021, 07:25:49 AM
Looks like there are several holes in that stream bank.  Lucky you.  I am lucky if I see one Kingfisher here.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 12, 2021, 09:51:43 AM
The DNN kids this morning - DN13, DN14, DN14 & DN13 sleeping, and DN14(front) & DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 12, 2021, 09:55:12 AM
Looks like there are several holes in that stream bank.  Lucky you.  I am lucky if I see one Kingfisher here.

I have never seen one in person, thankful I get to see them on cam.  The cam ops did a great job finding them this morning.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 12, 2021, 12:16:46 PM
Great to catch the kingfishers at the creek.  That hole they go in and out of must be a nest, correct? Soon babies will be everywhere.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 12, 2021, 12:19:54 PM
Great to catch the kingfishers at the creek.  That hole they go in and out of must be a nest, correct? Soon babies will be everywhere.

STL, I believe so.  I don't know much about kingfishers. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 12, 2021, 05:28:06 PM
The "fasten seat belts" sign is on at the nest.  Another windy day.
STL, the holes in the bank are nests and from the looks of it, there is a little colony of them in this bank.    I love to watch them fish because they can hover before they dive into the water.  They also have a very distinctive sound.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 12, 2021, 06:28:37 PM
Japurr, thanks for the info. Here's a blurry pic from a short closeup this afternoon. We've seen kingfishers perching along the creek in past years, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 12, 2021, 08:54:15 PM
Did anyone else see one of the eaglets, maybe DN14, trying to eat / swallow a stick or a bone? I was a nervous wreck watching it,  but then one of the parents came in and eventually removed it from the eaglet`s mouth and then flew out of the nest with it. Whew!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 12, 2021, 09:05:24 PM
Beautiful close-ups, Lisa, from earlier today.  Like the Kingfishers, too!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2021, 04:38:12 AM
Did anyone else see one of the eaglets, maybe DN14, trying to eat / swallow a stick or a bone? I was a nervous wreck watching it,  but then one of the parents came in and eventually removed it from the eaglet`s mouth and then flew out of the nest with it. Whew!

YES, made me nervous too!  So, glad that DNF came to the rescue, and removed it from the nest. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2021, 06:42:38 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Mr North and DNF spend time on the branch, Mr North wants to copulate, but I think DNF told him, "not now dear..I have a headache!", and breakfish for the kids - DN14 getting a lil taste, while DNF feeds DN13,
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 13, 2021, 08:32:25 AM
Lisa, LOL "I have a headache".  Is there a book of instructions on eaglet proofing a nest?  The close up pictures of DN13 and DN14 always starts my day off on a positive note.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 13, 2021, 10:24:03 AM
Awesome pics Lisa, STL, and Raleigh!  Loved the Kingfisher pics also - never saw one before.  jaspurr, thanks for the info on them!

Lori, your GIFs are priceless!  So glad you do them.  Your remembrance of DN11 brought tears to my eyes.  :'(

T40, thanks for the link to John's interview.  It's always good to hear from him.

Thanks to all who contribute with pics, gifs, and info!  With my job I can't get in very often and your posts keep me, and everyone else, updated on the progress of those precious eaglets.  I haven't been able to get into the live feed or forum for about a week, and as you know, a lot happens at this stage of their growth.  So many thanks for keeping us all 'in the loop'!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 13, 2021, 11:44:45 AM
About the eaglet trying to eat a stick or a bone. They experiment with grasses, too. And fur and skin. Kind of like human toddlers, puppies, and others, everything they find goes into the mouth!   :o

Last season, one eaglet died from something caught in its throat when only a few days old. Everybirdie cried.   :'(
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 13, 2021, 11:54:58 AM
About the eaglet trying to eat a stick or a bone. They experiment with grasses, too. And fur and skin. Kind of like human toddlers, puppies, and others, everything they find goes into the mouth!   :o

Last season, one eaglet died from something caught in its throat when only a few days old. Everybirdie cried.   :'(

You're right about youngsters putting everything into their mouths.  I found that out the hard way when my cat swallowed a sewing needle I had left out for just a couple of minutes.  I thought I had put it up high enough so that he couldn't get to it, but it still had the thread attached and he pulled it down with that.  It was an expensive (and scary!) lesson on my part.  Needle was removed in surgery and didn't do any damage thankfully. 

Which nest was that eaglet in?  So sad!  It's hard enough to survive that first year.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 13, 2021, 12:17:56 PM
The eaglet that perished was in this North nest. Possibly D11, one of the two that hatched in 2020. See archives for more.

Things are looking good this morning, however. D13 and 14 are growing so fast! Calves being born, other birds in their breeding season here, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 13, 2021, 12:19:58 PM
More pics from this morning. Closer to noon, kingfishers were doing their thing at the creek, too, but too far for a good pic.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2021, 12:27:43 PM
Wonderful pics, STL!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 13, 2021, 01:26:23 PM
About the eaglet trying to eat a stick or a bone. They experiment with grasses, too. And fur and skin. Kind of like human toddlers, puppies, and others, everything they find goes into the mouth!   :o

Last season, one eaglet died from something caught in its throat when only a few days old. Everybirdie cried.   :'(

I remembered that sad event, STL. :'( That's why I was a nervous wreck yesterday, until the parent saved the day!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 13, 2021, 03:30:16 PM
STL, thank you for the pictures.  The Robins are the first birds to start singing in the morning followed by the Cardinal pair that are building a nest in my neighbors yard.  They are better than an alarm clock.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2021, 03:49:13 PM
A few afternoon pics from DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 13, 2021, 04:05:04 PM
Lisa, lovely closeup of the eaglets today.

They remind me of old men or women slouching in their chairs, the way they sometimes sit at this time of development.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 13, 2021, 04:55:52 PM
STL, thank you for the pictures.  The Robins are the first birds to start singing in the morning followed by the Cardinal pair that are building a nest in my neighbors yard.  They are better than an alarm clock.

jaspurr, that's what I miss most in the Winter is the sound of the robins in the morning.  When I first hear them, I know that Spring is right around the corner. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2021, 04:59:02 PM
Lisa, lovely closeup of the eaglets today.

They remind me of old men or women slouching in their chairs, the way they sometimes sit at this time of development.

Thanks, STL

The cam ops have been great with the close-ups! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on April 13, 2021, 08:09:01 PM
Here's a video by Lizzy G Eaglespirit of the eaglets trying to swallow a bone.  I think it may have been a small bone from the pheasant that was brought in a couple of weeks ago.  What surprised me was how persistent the eaglets were in trying to swallow it.

Decorah North Scary Moment and Mr North save the day (explore.org 04 12 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvR4i72eZVw

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 14, 2021, 04:38:32 AM
Here's a video by Lizzy G Eaglespirit of the eaglets trying to swallow a bone.  I think it may have been a small bone from the pheasant that was brought in a couple of weeks ago.  What surprised me was how persistent the eaglets were in trying to swallow it.

Decorah North Scary Moment and Mr North save the day (explore.org 04 12 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvR4i72eZVw


Thanks for the video, Ginger  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 14, 2021, 06:50:38 AM
No thank you on the bone video.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 14, 2021, 06:58:08 AM
Breakfish for DN13 & 14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 14, 2021, 09:05:09 AM
Here's a video by Lizzy G Eaglespirit of the eaglets trying to swallow a bone.  I think it may have been a small bone from the pheasant that was brought in a couple of weeks ago.  What surprised me was how persistent the eaglets were in trying to swallow it.

Decorah North Scary Moment and Mr North save the day (explore.org 04 12 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvR4i72eZVw

A lot easier to watch, knowing the outcome, than when watching live! The kids` behavior reminded me of human toddler behavior and the parent saying, "Enough of that!".  ;) Thanks, Ginger.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 14, 2021, 09:09:54 AM
Here's a video by Lizzy G Eaglespirit of the eaglets trying to swallow a bone.  I think it may have been a small bone from the pheasant that was brought in a couple of weeks ago.  What surprised me was how persistent the eaglets were in trying to swallow it.

Decorah North Scary Moment and Mr North save the day (explore.org 04 12 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvR4i72eZVw


Wow! Never saw that footage before! I had to chuckle at one point though.  Mr. N takes the bone and puts it behind them, thinking "out of sight, out of mind".  Not the case!  Thank goodness he finally flew it away from them because 'kids' are relentless when they fixate on something. 

Thanks for posting the link, Ginger.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 14, 2021, 12:15:18 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - Beautiful DNF, and two lil wigglers under her backside
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 14, 2021, 02:37:36 PM
More afternoon pics from DNN - Mr North to the nest - he has something in his talons, it was the head of a fish, DN14 helping DN13 preen, and DN14 moving some nesting material
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 14, 2021, 03:58:32 PM
More afternoon pics from DNN - Mr North to the nest - he has something in his talons, it was the head of a fish, DN14 helping DN13 preen, and DN14 moving some nesting material

Awesome pics of the family, Lisa!  They are such a beautiful eagle couple.  Love that DN14 was helping DN13 preen! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 14, 2021, 04:25:26 PM
More afternoon pics from DNN - Mr North to the nest - he has something in his talons, it was the head of a fish, DN14 helping DN13 preen, and DN14 moving some nesting material

Awesome pics of the family, Lisa!  They are such a beautiful eagle couple.  Love that DN14 was helping DN13 preen!

Thanks, NW  :)

That was a cute moment between 13 & 14. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 14, 2021, 04:48:17 PM
Great pics today!!  If the eaglets are full, they don't act so boinky.

Wonder which sexes they will turn out to be, and if we will ever know. Any consideration of banding and/or transmittering them?

Seems like they cleaned up all the nest fish. That's good, and fewer flies.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 15, 2021, 07:52:20 AM
Great pics today!!  If the eaglets are full, they don't act so boinky.

Wonder which sexes they will turn out to be, and if we will ever know. Any consideration of banding and/or transmittering them?

Seems like they cleaned up all the nest fish. That's good, and fewer flies.

Love that pic of Mr. North!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 15, 2021, 07:58:12 AM
From rewind earlier this morning at DNN - Mr North was perched above the kids on a branch connected to the ladder branch. He quickly flew to the edge of the nest, as if something was coming into the nest.  Whatever it was looked like it got a lil wingslap. 
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 15, 2021, 09:40:57 AM
I will take a wild guess that DN13 is a female and DN14 is a male.  It is their secret.   Please do not put transmitters on them.  This is only  my opinion and probably not a popular one.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 15, 2021, 10:47:06 AM
Lisa, love that hiding perch for MrN!

Did you catch the sandhill cranes in the pasture early this morning?
And cowghetti for breakfast.  Eeeewwww, but a great source of protein.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 15, 2021, 10:52:11 AM
Lisa, love that hiding perch for MrN!

Did you catch the sandhill cranes in the pasture early this morning?
And cowghetti for breakfast.  Eeeewwww, but a great source of protein.

Those are great pics, STL

No, I missed the cranes and the cowghetti!

I have been up and down from the computer all morning.  I can finally sit in peace with my cuppa now.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 15, 2021, 01:32:46 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - DN13 biting on DNF's feathers, DN13 balancing pretty good on those legs, Mr North off duty, and DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 15, 2021, 01:37:25 PM
Wonderful pics STL and Lisa
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 15, 2021, 04:37:22 PM
More fun at the North nest mid-afternoon. Eaglet crops are full like tennis balls. D13 spending some time self-feeding a fish fin, and MrN helping with the process.

Lisa, great to see DN13 starting to stand up tall. It all happens so fast.  I'm guessing that they weigh about 4 pounds now, and D13 is three weeks old today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 15, 2021, 04:42:16 PM
More fun at the North nest mid-afternoon. Eaglet crops are full like tennis balls. D13 spending some time self-feeding a fish fin, and MrN helping with the process.

Lisa, great to see DN13 starting to stand up tall. It all happens so fast.  I'm guessing that they weigh about 4 pounds now, and D13 is three weeks old today.

Love that last pic of Mr. N helping DN13 with the fish fin.  Always amazes me how such a fierce creature can be so tender.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 15, 2021, 05:54:14 PM
Thank you, NW  :)

STL, those crops were huge this afternoon. 

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 16, 2021, 06:36:39 AM
Morning pics from DNN - DNF vocalizing and kids are awake, DN14 & DN13, and Mr N on the yonder branch heading to the nest
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on April 16, 2021, 07:44:24 AM
Great pictures Lisa. Love the shot of them beak to beak. Two fat little butterballs.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 16, 2021, 08:20:25 AM
Great pictures Lisa. Love the shot of them beak to beak. Two fat little butterballs.

Thanks, Raleigh  :)

They are growing too fast right before our eyes!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 16, 2021, 04:54:49 PM
Random pics from DNN today of DN14 - Love the 3rd pic, with his big yellow clown clompers out in front
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 16, 2021, 10:21:34 PM
DNN home of Mr. North, DNF, DN13 & DN14

Sleep time :)
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Dinner time!!
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Stretchy tired & full! "ready for PS too I see  ;)
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Getting ready to tuck in cozy, notice the tail wiggle at end of 7 second gif :)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 17, 2021, 05:22:10 AM
Great gifs, Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 17, 2021, 07:02:22 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Sleeping all alone in the big nest, DN13, and DN13 & DN14(front)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 17, 2021, 07:36:41 AM
Mr North dropped off a fish, so its breakfish time for the kids!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 17, 2021, 01:25:50 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - DN13 & 14 sitting up at the edge of the nest, DN13 awake - DN14 napping, and DN14 biting it's talon
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on April 17, 2021, 01:27:59 PM
Great close-ups, Lisa!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 17, 2021, 01:33:12 PM
Great close-ups, Lisa!  :D

Thanks, Peep :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 17, 2021, 01:47:35 PM
Lisa, great pics, especially the ones showing the good-sized bone with red meat still on it. Have to watch out for the Es trying to eat it.

Lori, those gifs are just special!

The eaglets have been alone on the nest for pretty long times today. That's a first, I think. And close to the rails, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 17, 2021, 03:37:51 PM
Lisa, great pics, especially the ones showing the good-sized bone with red meat still on it. Have to watch out for the Es trying to eat it.

Lori, those gifs are just special!

The eaglets have been alone on the nest for pretty long times today. That's a first, I think. And close to the rails, too.

Great pics, STL...love that one of the parent on watch above the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on April 17, 2021, 04:52:26 PM
The babes are working on the piece of dried meat now.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 17, 2021, 05:30:21 PM
Couple of late afternoon pics. D14 seems to be the most vocal now, squeeing for food. Is squee the right term for this age?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 18, 2021, 06:12:46 AM
Was anyone on the site about 6 am this morning.  When I went to check in it sounded like one of the eagles was giving an alarm call.  I seem to have audio but the video is frozen.  I am hearing a loud crow sound now.  Was there an attack on the nest this morning? Is everything OK????
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 18, 2021, 06:16:34 AM
One of the eaglets is giving a very loud distress call but I can't see what is going on. Do you have ravens in Decorah.  There is something on the camera that is either a crow or raven..  Now I am in full distress mode.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 18, 2021, 06:34:01 AM
One of the adults just returned but immediately took off after the crow/raven called.    Now it sounds like a horned owl calling.  This is so frustrating with just the audio.  Lots of geese sounds.  The eaglet is still calling.  I can't tell is there is one or two calls.  Lisa, STL wake up.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 18, 2021, 06:34:31 AM
jaspurr - I didn't hear anything unusual this morning at DNN, other than a hungry eaglet squeeing as they probably want some breakfish.  I did hear a crow this morning.  If I remember correctly from other chatters on explore saying, there is not any ravens at DNN.   
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 18, 2021, 06:43:28 AM
Lisa is your camera working?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 18, 2021, 06:46:49 AM
Lisa is your camera working?

It is now. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 18, 2021, 06:52:08 AM
Mine is working now.  Everything seems normal now.  Sorry for the alarm.  Thank you for responding.  I need to take a walk to calm down. LOL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 18, 2021, 06:56:20 AM
Mine is working now.  Everything seems normal now.  Sorry for the alarm.  Thank you for responding.  I need to take a walk to calm down. LOL

LOL, you're welcome. 

You have to learn to get in the NWZ (no worry zone) when watching.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 18, 2021, 07:15:16 AM
You are right Lisa.  It is strange to watch the cam when the video and audio are out of sync.  I rely so much on  my vision.  Just soooooooo happy everything is OK on the nest.  Lovely mocking bird in the background.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 18, 2021, 07:53:17 AM
Morning pics from DNN -Breakfish time, and Mr North in with some nesting material and then spreads it out
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 18, 2021, 07:57:16 AM
A few more morning pics - DN14's trying to get warm under DNF and 13 looking ahead, DN14 biting on DNF's feathers, DN14 & DN13, and DNF getting in a quick nap.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 18, 2021, 08:45:27 AM
Breakfish with Mr North - DN13 & 14 both got good bites, a piece no one wanted - Mr North ate, and another bone that Mr North moved away from DN13.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 18, 2021, 12:59:45 PM
Jaspurr & Lisa, I'm late checking on the eagles today ( about 1:00 here ).  Unidentified sounds off-camera always startle me, too, specially when I can't figure them out. Sometimes the chatters on the Explore cam have answers, and Ginger posts here.  Anyhow, everything looks peaceful and well-fed this afternoon.  Whew.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 18, 2021, 01:30:02 PM
Jaspurr & Lisa, I'm late checking on the eagles today ( about 1:00 here ).  Unidentified sounds off-camera always startle me, too, specially when I can't figure them out. Sometimes the chatters on the Explore cam have answers, and Ginger posts here.  Anyhow, everything looks peaceful and well-fed this afternoon.  Whew.

Love the family pic, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 18, 2021, 01:32:55 PM
A few mid-morning/afternoon pics - Snuggling up with DNF, DN14 crop dropping, and DN13 & DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 18, 2021, 03:42:27 PM
The DNes really fill up the closeup screens now!  Rewind for the action to about 2PM when DNF flies around and in for a fish feeding. I couldn't resist the pic caption!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 19, 2021, 11:53:05 AM
DNF brought a large rabbit carcass early this morning. They have been working on it since then, so lots to see on the rewind. Eaglets have swallowed leg bones, I think. See around 10:30 AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 19, 2021, 12:32:24 PM
DNF brought a large rabbit carcass early this morning. They have been working on it since then, so lots to see on the rewind. Eaglets have swallowed leg bones, I think. See around 10:30 AM.

Great pics, STL

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 19, 2021, 04:44:43 PM
A few afternoon pics from DNN - DN13 & 14 enjoying more of the rabbit,  Mr North looking down at his big babies, and DNF with DN14 & DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 19, 2021, 08:57:06 PM
Thanks for all the beautiful pics! I love this little family!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 20, 2021, 08:06:48 AM
Oh Happy Day.  Just learned that Mom and DM2 have three eaglets at the new nest.  Five eaglets at Decorah.  Lots of pic at Robin's web site.  It is mislabeled 3-14-21.  Should be 4-18-21.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 20, 2021, 08:18:49 AM
It is getting pretty crowded on the North nest.  DNM will have to build an add on if they are all going to fit.  Love all the pictures.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2021, 08:47:37 AM
Morning pics from DNN - DN14 front/DN13 back, DN14 laying down - DN13 sitting up, DN13 helping itself to a bite of fish, and DN13 sticking out from DNF, while she is tucked.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 20, 2021, 10:07:58 AM
Lisa, great pics of morning feeding. 

D13 ended up with the tail.

And am I right that D13 is sporting some black pinfeathers on its body? And both have wing feathers coming in through the blue shafts.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on April 20, 2021, 11:19:50 AM
Hi Everybirdy!  ...."sleeps with the fishes" seems somewhat endearing now.  :) ;) :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2021, 12:23:27 PM
eburg - Funny you should mention that, cause DN13 was using his fish pillow earlier today!
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STL - Great pics, and you are right about DN13's feathers starting to turn black.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 20, 2021, 12:57:17 PM
Lisa, you should win a BEST close up photos award.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 20, 2021, 01:02:34 PM
Jaspurr, I'm voting with you for Lisa as "Best closeups" capturer.

DNF is feeding something kinda guts & gory now (1PM). Cowghetti she picked up from under nest topping? Looks pretty new.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2021, 01:03:59 PM
Lisa, you should win a BEST close up photos award.

jaspurr, thanks, but it is all the CAM OPS....THEY ARE AWESOME!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2021, 04:52:21 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - DN13 standing very good doing a PS, profile view of DN13, DNF with DN14 & DN13, and huge crops this evening.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 20, 2021, 05:02:05 PM
Lisa, those crops are huge.

Another cowghetti this afternoon about 2PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2021, 05:17:34 PM
Lisa, those crops are huge.

Another cowghetti this afternoon about 2PM.

STL, love the pic of Mr North!

Kids have ate good today....cowghetti and sushi!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on April 21, 2021, 08:00:25 AM
What are you looking at? :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2021, 08:57:33 AM
What are you looking at? :D

Cute pic, Raleigh!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2021, 09:08:59 AM
Morning pics from DNN - DN13 moving nesting material around, and DN14 casting a pellet
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on April 21, 2021, 09:12:50 AM
So cute! They grow incredibly fast!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 21, 2021, 10:08:36 AM
PeepSpy, they sure grow and change fast.  Closeup taken yesterday could be the other eaglet today! From distance they are fairly easy to tell apart, but the comparison is necessary. 

Lisa, now we have pics of both eaglets casting a pellet.  Every function is important.

More pics from this morning. There was a rewind closeup view of their huge crops that look like they swallowed a whole eagle egg! Then I couldn't find it again to get a pic.  Gotta get going, busy day today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2021, 10:55:12 AM
Beautiful morning pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2021, 11:38:13 AM
Morning pics of DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 21, 2021, 12:42:15 PM
Lisa, I could not agree more.  Our cam operators are the best and we are so fortunate to have them.  They are responsive to our tweets (you want to watch the King Fishers, you've got it).  They have eagle eyesight and are unbelievably dedicated.  They deserve all the praise and appreciation they can get.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2021, 01:47:32 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - Pinfeathers, Mr North giving to look, Mr North & DN14, and a in-sync warble
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 21, 2021, 02:15:38 PM
Look at those pin feathers.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on April 21, 2021, 02:34:48 PM
Lisa, that third picture of DN14 really caught my eye. The eaglet looks quite hardy.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2021, 02:38:05 PM
Lisa, that third picture of DN14 really caught my eye. The eaglet looks quite hardy.

Arcadia, DN14 makes sure he doesn't get left out of any meals.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 21, 2021, 05:21:09 PM
Lisa, STL, thanks so much for your entertaining and informative pics every day!  My job is such that I'm lucky to get into the live cam once a week, so your pics really help.  And STL, I LOL at the "Boot scootin', poop shootin' ready for fish" caption! 

Lori, awesome GIFs as usual.  Love the tail wiggle one!

Raleigh, great pic of DN13(?) from today.  Hard to believe these cute as a button eaglets are going to grow up to be fierce raptors!

jaspurr, thanks for the info on Mom & DM2 having 3 eaglets.  Mom is consistent, isn't she?  I miss them like crazy, but glad we have the north nest to be entertained by and learn from.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2021, 05:37:49 PM
Lisa, STL, thanks so much for your entertaining and informative pics every day!  My job is such that I'm lucky to get into the live cam once a week, so your pics really help.  And STL, I LOL at the "Boot scootin', poop shootin' ready for fish" caption! 

Lori, awesome GIFs as usual.  Love the tail wiggle one!

Raleigh, great pic of DN13(?) from today.  Hard to believe these cute as a button eaglets are going to grow up to be fierce raptors!

jaspurr, thanks for the info on Mom & DM2 having 3 eaglets.  Mom is consistent, isn't she?  I miss them like crazy, but glad we have the north nest to be entertained by and learn from.

NW - Thanks...I miss you, but I know you are busy with work.   :)
I miss Mom & DM2, but the North nest has filled that void this season.  Those two lil cuties are so fun to watch. 
Fingers crossed we get to see Mom, DM2 and some new kids on the block, errr nest next season!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 21, 2021, 05:56:04 PM
Lisa, STL, thanks so much for your entertaining and informative pics every day!  My job is such that I'm lucky to get into the live cam once a week, so your pics really help.  And STL, I LOL at the "Boot scootin', poop shootin' ready for fish" caption! 

Lori, awesome GIFs as usual.  Love the tail wiggle one!

Raleigh, great pic of DN13(?) from today.  Hard to believe these cute as a button eaglets are going to grow up to be fierce raptors!

jaspurr, thanks for the info on Mom & DM2 having 3 eaglets.  Mom is consistent, isn't she?  I miss them like crazy, but glad we have the north nest to be entertained by and learn from.

NW - Thanks...I miss you, but I know you are busy with work.   :)
I miss Mom & DM2, but the North nest has filled that void this season.  Those two lil cuties are so fun to watch. 
Fingers crossed we get to see Mom, DM2 and some new kids on the block, errr nest next season!

Was overjoyed to hear the news from Robin that Mom & DM2 had 3 again!  We might not be able to watch them this season, but it's good to know they are doing well in their new nest.  And you're absolutely right - this nest has definitely helped fill the void.  I've watched it previous seasons, but not consistently.  So it's great to watch them in such a natural habitat, away from people.  It's interesting to compare the two nests as far as what the parents feed their eaglets and how they interact with their young.  Gives you a whole different perspective.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 21, 2021, 06:09:42 PM
Finally had time to get back into the live feed.  If I was retired I'd be watching them from sun up to sun down! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2021, 06:26:47 PM
Great pics, NW!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2021, 06:20:51 AM
DNF doing a lil fishing in the stream this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 22, 2021, 06:47:49 AM
There are some nice size fish in that little stream.   When I check in on live stream, the eaglets are either eating or in a food coma.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2021, 06:57:51 AM
There are some nice size fish in that little stream.   When I check in on live stream, the eaglets are either eating or in a food coma.

LOL, just like babies...eat, sleep, poop!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 22, 2021, 08:50:03 AM
There are some nice size fish in that little stream.   When I check in on live stream, the eaglets are either eating or in a food coma.

LOL, just like babies...eat, sleep, poop!

Great pics, Lisa!  And you're right about what they do - eating always comes first, but the other two can be interchangeable. LOL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2021, 09:24:07 AM
There are some nice size fish in that little stream.   When I check in on live stream, the eaglets are either eating or in a food coma.

LOL, just like babies...eat, sleep, poop!

Great pics, Lisa!  And you're right about what they do - eating always comes first, but the other two can be interchangeable. LOL

Thanks, NW
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2021, 09:28:41 AM
Morning pics from DNN - DN14 doing a lil wing flap, and DN14 nearest to DNF and DN13 with their huge crop!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 22, 2021, 10:40:28 AM
From a little while ago, DNF flew in what appears to be a baby fox.  However, no defurring taking place.  Might be waiting for Mr. to come and take care of it!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2021, 10:52:23 AM
From a little while ago, DNF flew in what appears to be a baby fox.  However, no defurring taking place.  Might be waiting for Mr. to come and take care of it!

Great pics, NW! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 22, 2021, 10:55:13 AM
From a little while ago, DNF flew in what appears to be a baby fox.  However, no defurring taking place.  Might be waiting for Mr. to come and take care of it!

Great pics, NW!

Went back into chat and they're now saying it's an opposum because they saw the tail when she brought it in.  Either way, still not defurred! lol
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2021, 11:34:35 AM
From a little while ago, DNF flew in what appears to be a baby fox.  However, no defurring taking place.  Might be waiting for Mr. to come and take care of it!

Great pics, NW!

Went back into chat and they're now saying it's an opposum because they saw the tail when she brought it in.  Either way, still not defurred! lol

I did see some of the explore chatters say an opossum, as well.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 22, 2021, 12:46:14 PM
Some random shots.  Can still see the ear hole in the 3rd pic.  And is that a little bit of the egg tooth in the 1st pic?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2021, 01:16:46 PM
Some random shots.  Can still see the ear hole in the 3rd pic.  And is that a little bit of the egg tooth in the 1st pic?

NW - Great pics, that might still be a wee bit of the egg tooth left.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2021, 02:37:05 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - DN14 & DN13, DN13 awake - DN14 sleeping, and both sleeping
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 22, 2021, 03:05:29 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - DN14 & DN13, DN13 awake - DN14 sleeping, and both sleeping


Love those close-ups, Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2021, 03:22:33 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - DN14 & DN13, DN13 awake - DN14 sleeping, and both sleeping


Love those close-ups, Lisa!

Thanks, NW  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 22, 2021, 04:43:14 PM
The furry prey from this morning about 10AM is definitely an opossum. I thought so then, but confirmed with extreme closeups of upside down head and bare tail this afternoon 3-4PM. Warning -- it's kinda gory.

Lisa, your pics of DNF fishing in the creek at daybreak are wonderful. And it's worth the rewind for the long flyaround from the creek to landing on the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2021, 04:53:15 PM
The furry prey from this morning about 10AM is definitely an opossum. I thought so then, but confirmed with extreme closeups of upside down head and bare tail this afternoon 3-4PM. Warning -- it's kinda gory.

Lisa, your pics of DNF fishing in the creek at daybreak are wonderful. And it's worth the rewind for the long flyaround from the creek to landing on the nest.

STL, thanks so much for the kind words!

Always, great pics from you as well!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2021, 04:55:08 PM
A few more afternoon pics from DNN - DN13 and DN14, and beak to beak
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 22, 2021, 08:09:28 PM
Instruments of unspeakable annihilation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGvR6iZsMdQ&ab_channel=TheDodo

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 23, 2021, 06:41:35 AM
Instruments of unspeakable annihilation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGvR6iZsMdQ&ab_channel=TheDodo

Thanks for the video, T40  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 23, 2021, 06:50:38 AM
Morning pics from DNN - DNF feeding the leftover opossum, and Mr North removing it from the nest!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 23, 2021, 06:51:43 AM
This morning the cam operators were following Mr North's activity.  He was on the ground and looking for a stick.  It looked like he found one near the logs, but then decided against it and walked a ways over picked up another, and flew to the nest with it.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 23, 2021, 07:44:58 AM
Maybe Mr North is considering the add on to the nest.  DN13 and DN14 are quite the little Picasso painters.  It is hard to get the paint out of the nest when the rails are so high.  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 23, 2021, 07:58:46 AM
I have a confession.  I am falling in love with Mr North.  Not only is he a good fisherman but he also does housework and he gentle on the eyes.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 23, 2021, 08:11:43 AM
I have a confession.  I am falling in love with Mr North.  Not only is he a good fisherman but he also does housework and he gentle on the eyes.

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 23, 2021, 08:26:14 AM
I have a confession.  I am falling in love with Mr North.  Not only is he a good fisherman but he also does housework and he gentle on the eyes.
:D :D ;) What a great comment! Mr. North is all that!
 Always appreciate your pics, Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 23, 2021, 08:35:25 AM
I have a confession.  I am falling in love with Mr North.  Not only is he a good fisherman but he also does housework and he gentle on the eyes.
:D :D ;) What a great comment! Mr. North is all that!
 Always appreciate your pics, Lisa.

Thanks, nan  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 23, 2021, 08:39:32 AM
Was just going thru rewind about an hour ago, and it looks like DNF brought back a paw of something to the nest.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 23, 2021, 12:07:59 PM
Afternoon feeding - DNF seemed determined to feed the kids that paw - DN14 in the front and DN13 to the back.  Both got nibbles off the leg bone, but it was DN13 who got the prize paw!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 23, 2021, 04:05:23 PM
Lisa, something with long, jointed bones.

Did you catch the food drop and grab just before 4:00? The Ds were napping when MrN brought a chunk of something. D13 (I think) went over fast and grabbed it and scarfed it down in one gulp.  My, my, they are getting some skills in a hurry.

Soon they will be standing up tall on those legs and walking instead of shuffling on their heels.

Closeup of a male grackle perched briefly near the nest earlier this afternoon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 23, 2021, 04:11:18 PM
The Ds found their own resting locations today, too. Have they done this before?

I can't tell them apart in closeups when it's only one in the picture!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 23, 2021, 04:28:05 PM
The Ds found their own resting locations today, too. Have they done this before?

I can't tell them apart in closeups when it's only one in the picture!

STL, that's 13, they have more of a white wig on top of the head then 14.  Also, 13 has a deeper looking brow over the eyes then 14. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 23, 2021, 04:31:10 PM
Lisa, something with long, jointed bones.

Did you catch the food drop and grab just before 4:00? The Ds were napping when MrN brought a chunk of something. D13 (I think) went over fast and grabbed it and scarfed it down in one gulp.  My, my, they are getting some skills in a hurry.

Soon they will be standing up tall on those legs and walking instead of shuffling on their heels.

Closeup of a male grackle perched briefly near the nest earlier this afternoon.

Missed the 4pm feeding.  I did see one a lil earlier then 4, when DNF brought in a fish.  Both got bites, but as usual 13 got the tail. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 23, 2021, 04:39:57 PM
Afternoon pics - look at those talons growing, DN13 got the tail(sticking out the right side of beak), and DN14 found the bone that was connected to the paw from earlier.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on April 23, 2021, 09:33:46 PM
One way to tell the difference between the two eaglets is that DN13 has a lot more pin feathers than DN14. Here's a pic from this afternoon.

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Here's a golden moment from this afternoon (DN13 on the right).

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on April 23, 2021, 10:59:32 PM
Here's a video I recorded from around 5:00 today of DNF fishing in the stream and gathering grass in the pasture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBFUM2UPx04
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 24, 2021, 06:50:58 AM
Here's a video I recorded from around 5:00 today of DNF fishing in the stream and gathering grass in the pasture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBFUM2UPx04


Great video, Ginger, and thanks for the great pics. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 24, 2021, 07:48:16 AM
STL, thank you for the grackle picture.  They are not common where I live.  In fact, I am not sure I have ever seen one in person.  I will look out for them when I visit Decorah.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 24, 2021, 07:54:55 AM
Ginger, that fallen tree looks like a perfect spot for trout to hide. What an idyllic spot.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 24, 2021, 12:52:15 PM
Ginger, loved the video of DNF fishing and gathering grasses for the nest.

Jaspurr, you might want to get hold of a guide to birds of Iowa before you make a visit. And if you buy one on Amazon Smile, you make a little donation to RRP. Author Stan Tekiela has published guides to several midwestern states. I love mine for Missouri. See link in pic attached.

The black birds that visited the branches early this AM are probably red-winged blackbirds -- too far away to tell.

Many pics this morning -- I'm avoiding housework.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 24, 2021, 12:54:53 PM
Closeups from about 10:30 AM, all from the rewind. Turns out to be D13, the darker and older eaglet.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 24, 2021, 01:01:34 PM
More . . . The fish brought by MrN about 10:45 is the first food today, according to the North nest chatters and what I found on rewind. Interesting that the eaglets are fed less often kind of all of a sudden. The parents know best!

DNF brought a mammal carcass about 11:30. Pretty sure it's a rabbit -- look at the legs and feet even in the blurry pic.

Time for my lunch, too.  Thanks to the camera operators, always, for the great views!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 24, 2021, 05:08:52 PM
Thank you STL.  I will definitely do that.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on April 24, 2021, 05:11:11 PM
They are in that "interesting texture" stage!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 24, 2021, 07:14:56 PM
Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 25, 2021, 07:24:42 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Both sleeping with their head on their backs, DN13 standing up, DN13 sees DNF with a fish and starts squeeing, and DNF in with breakfish
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 25, 2021, 10:45:43 AM
Lisa, great early morning pics!  Just before DNF brought the fish, D13 stood up did a ps, then cast a pellet. Ready for a fill-up.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on April 25, 2021, 10:55:59 AM
I like them only having 2! I think they are more competitive and aggressive when there are 3, and more bonking!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 25, 2021, 12:05:23 PM
Lisa, great early morning pics!  Just before DNF brought the fish, D13 stood up did a ps, then cast a pellet. Ready for a fill-up.

Great catch, STL...I must have not noticed the pellet being cast, cause it looks like almost the same pic as mine.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 25, 2021, 01:34:29 PM
Hope DN13 and DN14 don't hit the camera.  I remember that the hatchery camera was blurry for a couple of days after one of the eaglets hit the camera lens.  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 25, 2021, 03:33:12 PM
A few afternoon pics from DNN - DN14 & DN13 both playing with an old pellet, DN14 between DNF's legs trying to get a bite of fish, and the look from DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on April 25, 2021, 03:56:47 PM
Great pics Lisa and STL!!

DNF has the Mom look on her face! HA!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 25, 2021, 04:51:30 PM
Great pics Lisa and STL!!

DNF has the Mom look on her face! HA!

LOL, she does tig, and thanks!  :D

Miss you and your great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 25, 2021, 05:04:31 PM
Never ending source of great pics at the North nest!  Love the view of D14 getting his beak in under DNFs legs.

A few more from the 3PM feeding . . .
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 25, 2021, 05:08:28 PM
Never ending source of great pics at the North nest!  Love the view of D14 getting his beak in under DNFs legs.

A few more from the 3PM feeding . . .

STL, love that wide-eyed pic of DNF!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 26, 2021, 11:39:40 AM
Lisa, I agree, DNF's full-face-on look is quite something.

Before dawn today, DNF left the nest and flipped a skinny stick over the back of each eaglet. Didn't seem to bother them.

At 7AM, she brought the leg part of a carcass to the nest. The paw and claws looked like a raccoon to me. Later this morning,11:15 or so, she flew around with a heavy carcass, landing under the nest. It's a raccoon, probably the animal whose leg she brought earlier. I would guess it's a road kill or a coyote kill, and too heavy for her to bring up to the nest. Do the BEs take adult raccoons as prey?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on April 26, 2021, 12:48:15 PM
12:41 p.m. DNF's persistence paid off and she finally arrived at the nest with the raccoon.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 26, 2021, 01:48:47 PM
Ginger and STL, wonderful pics!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on April 26, 2021, 02:43:33 PM
Ginger and STL, wonderful pics!!!

Thanks, Lisa.  It was amazing to watch as DNF flew from perch to perch and sometimes to the ground as she worked on getting enough lift to get that raccoon into the nest.  And, then to top that off, she later brought a fish to the nest.  What a woman!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 26, 2021, 03:12:24 PM
Ginger and STL, wonderful pics!!!

Thanks, Lisa.  It was amazing to watch as DNF flew from perch to perch and sometimes to the ground as she worked on getting enough lift to get that raccoon into the nest.  And, then to top that off, she later brought a fish to the nest.  What a woman!
:D ;D ;) Thanks, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on April 26, 2021, 03:22:51 PM
You're welcome, Nan.

Here's a video just posted by Eaglespirit of DNF's journey with the raccoon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBXCRBVV-SQ
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 26, 2021, 03:51:36 PM
A few random pics from DNN today - Mr North on the ground, DN13 picking at the raccoon as DN14 watches, and DN14 getting a bite of fish.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on April 26, 2021, 04:53:06 PM
Great pics STL, Ginger and Lisa!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 26, 2021, 04:53:51 PM
Ginger & Lisa, great pics of the raccoon adventure today. Guess DNF had to eat or pull off enough of the carcass that she could heft it to the nest. The little DNs are getting a wide menu of treats.  Awesome.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 26, 2021, 05:19:11 PM
Great pics STL, Ginger and Lisa!!!

Great pic, tig! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2021, 07:10:12 AM
Morning pics from DNN - DN14 & DN13 waiting on breakfish, DN14 spotted DNF coming with fish and started squeeing, DN13 pulls the fish away from DNF, and DN14 doing his in between the leg move to get a bite.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2021, 09:25:24 AM
This morning DNF found something in the field for the kiddos to eat, not sure what it is yet, as she is still trying to get it to the nest (maybe cowghetti).
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 27, 2021, 10:37:43 AM
Lisa, great pics again. Those shapeless masses are most likely cowghetti, I think, too.

Here are a few more from this morning. One of both eaglets standing up, others of DNF calling for MrN perched above the nest, and MrN with another cowghetti.  Busy morning with lots of food.  Glad we are NOT invited to brunch!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 27, 2021, 12:46:07 PM
Love the DN14 shot between DNF's legs. That maneuver between the legs seems to work for him. :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2021, 01:09:37 PM
Lisa, great pics again. Those shapeless masses are most likely cowghetti, I think, too.

Here are a few more from this morning. One of both eaglets standing up, others of DNF calling for MrN perched above the nest, and MrN with another cowghetti.  Busy morning with lots of food.  Glad we are NOT invited to brunch!

STL, love that one of both standing up!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2021, 01:10:31 PM
Love the DN14 shot between DNF's legs. That maneuver between the legs seems to work for him. :) :)

jaspurr, whatever works to get that food!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2021, 01:17:28 PM
A few afternoon pics from DNN - 13 spreading their wings, 13 & 14 watching the neighbors, play date for Mama cows and baby cows, and 13 in front/14 back
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 27, 2021, 02:48:34 PM
Lisa, there was a person walking left to right on the creek bank at about the same time as your batch of pics. Also a medium-sized black dog running on the far side of the creek -- I think a dog; could have been a calf.  Short view on rewind and now I can't find the scene again.  Machinery noise in background -- a busy working farm.

The eaglets look like they ate a whole cow!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2021, 02:57:32 PM
Lisa, there was a person walking left to right on the creek bank at about the same time as your batch of pics. Also a medium-sized black dog running on the far side of the creek -- I think a dog; could have been a calf.  Short view on rewind and now I can't find the scene again.  Machinery noise in background -- a busy working farm.

The eaglets look like they ate a whole cow!

I missed that, STL!

Yes, the kids look like they are good for a while.  Great pics!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2021, 06:15:32 PM
This afternoon Mr North was perched on a branch above the eaglets, swooped down real fast and landed on the ground, then came back to the nest to perch.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 28, 2021, 07:42:25 AM
Morning pics of DN13 & 14, and DNF dropped off a fish for the eaglets to eat.  They tried picking at it, but in the end Mr North came to the nest and fed it to DN14, as DN 13 already had most of the first fish that DNF brought in this morning.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on April 28, 2021, 08:34:54 AM
Great pics Lisa and STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 28, 2021, 08:46:45 AM
Great pics Lisa and STL

Thanks, tig, and great pic too!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2021, 11:53:47 AM
Lisa & Tig, seems every morning brings new adventures for/by the eaglets here! Won't be long until they are exploring the "patio" where MrN landed.

I liked the shape of the sleeping eagles in the 4AM pic -- that's D14 left, DNF center, D13 right.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 28, 2021, 12:20:41 PM
Lisa & Tig, seems every morning brings new adventures for/by the eaglets here! Won't be long until they are exploring the "patio" where MrN landed.

I liked the shape of the sleeping eagles in the 4AM pic -- that's D14 left, DNF center, D13 right.

STL, great pics! 

I love DN14's strategy to get a bite to eat.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 28, 2021, 12:28:55 PM
A few morning/afternoon pics from DNN - DN13 standing, DN13 getting a bite from Mr North, Mr North and DN14 (look at that crop), and Mr North with sleepy eaglets
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2021, 03:41:54 PM
Lisa, great closeups!  Are we starting the pool for guessing the sex of this year's eaglets?  I'm thinking D13 is female and D14 is male. D13 seems way bigger than 2 days in age would account for. Guessing. Unless they get banded, we will never know for sure.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 28, 2021, 04:09:46 PM
Lisa, great closeups!  Are we starting the pool for guessing the sex of this year's eaglets?  I'm thinking D13 is female and D14 is male. D13 seems way bigger than 2 days in age would account for. Guessing. Unless they get banded, we will never know for sure.

My guess is the same as yours, but we have been fooled before!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 28, 2021, 04:57:32 PM
Mr North with DN13 & 14 earlier this afternoon, and Mr North brought in a nice sucker fish around 4:40pm, looks like DN14 ate most of it
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on April 28, 2021, 06:41:40 PM
STL, that is my guess on the sexes.  I received the Birds of Iowa book today.   It has been many years since I did Audubon bird counts and I am horribly out of practice.  Got my binoculars and scope loaded in the car and I am looking forward to doing some birding in Iowa.  The pictures are exceptional.   Thank you for the recommendation.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on April 28, 2021, 08:39:51 PM
I have to share this funny gif from GABear on Explore of DN13 trying to pick the crow down off DN14 when...

https://i.gyazo.com/81978f083406457f369398aa06e16452.gif
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2021, 04:42:50 AM
I have to share this funny gif from GABear on Explore of DN13 trying to pick the crow down off DN14 when...

https://i.gyazo.com/81978f083406457f369398aa06e16452.gif

 ;D ;D 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2021, 07:16:32 AM
Morning pics from DNN - DN13 trying some crow legs, DN14 getting a bite of fish, DNF in with another fish, and DN13 front & 14 in back
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2021, 09:34:27 AM
DN13 picking up the fish that was dropped off earlier, DN14 picking at the fish, and Mr North came in to give them a hand, and a feeding.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 29, 2021, 10:28:22 AM
Lisa, crow legs??  I see what looks like a foot in DN13s mouth and a large black feather sticking up at the edge of the nest. I totally missed the crow, but have not checked the rewind yet today.

Jaspurr, I'm delighted that you got the bird book. The "pocket" size is ideal for field watching.  Enjoy and please let us know what you find.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2021, 10:36:22 AM
Lisa, crow legs??  I see what looks like a foot in DN13s mouth and a large black feather sticking up at the edge of the nest. I totally missed the crow, but have not checked the rewind yet today.

Jaspurr, I'm delighted that you got the bird book. The "pocket" size is ideal for field watching.  Enjoy and please let us know what you find.

LOL, yep crow legs.  DNF brought in a crow yesterday evening.

There were lots of feathers in the nest last evening, but I don't think they ate on it till today. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2021, 12:07:11 PM
Mr North to the nest with a fish for lunch
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on April 29, 2021, 01:02:19 PM
At around 11:55 a.m. Mr. North was fishing by the stream and did some amazing hovers and dives.  Here's a video:

Mr. North arrives at the nest and perches briefly on the Ladder Branch before flying off.  He goes fishing on the stream bank.  The cam returns to the nest several times to check on the eaglets.  Mr. North employs a hovering technique as he fishes and then dives.  The most sustained hovering begins at 7:18 and continues for one minute and 15 seconds.  After the cam returns to the nest, Mr. North arrives with the floppy fish that he just caught.  This is the fourth fish of the day brought in by the parents.

https://youtu.be/myfXF7UodsI
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 29, 2021, 01:12:19 PM
Baby eagle closeups & wingercising - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY1G1j7OpJg
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 29, 2021, 01:54:39 PM
DNN DN13 & DN14 cute lil toes!
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A little "Beakering" :)
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DN13 giving DN14 some fish nibbles this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 29, 2021, 01:55:43 PM
I have to share this funny gif from GABear on Explore of DN13 trying to pick the crow down off DN14 when...

https://i.gyazo.com/81978f083406457f369398aa06e16452.gif

lol that was close!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2021, 02:00:08 PM
At around 11:55 a.m. Mr. North was fishing by the stream and did some amazing hovers and dives.  Here's a video:

Mr. North arrives at the nest and perches briefly on the Ladder Branch before flying off.  He goes fishing on the stream bank.  The cam returns to the nest several times to check on the eaglets.  Mr. North employs a hovering technique as he fishes and then dives.  The most sustained hovering begins at 7:18 and continues for one minute and 15 seconds.  After the cam returns to the nest, Mr. North arrives with the floppy fish that he just caught.  This is the fourth fish of the day brought in by the parents.

https://youtu.be/myfXF7UodsI

Ginger....awesome video!! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2021, 02:02:22 PM
Baby eagle closeups & wingercising - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY1G1j7OpJg

Thanks for the video, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2021, 02:02:50 PM
Lori - Great gifs and pics of DN13 & 14!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on April 29, 2021, 03:12:46 PM
I have to share this funny gif from GABear on Explore of DN13 trying to pick the crow down off DN14 when...

https://i.gyazo.com/81978f083406457f369398aa06e16452.gif

lol that was close!
LOLOLOL!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on April 29, 2021, 03:14:04 PM
At around 11:55 a.m. Mr. North was fishing by the stream and did some amazing hovers and dives.  Here's a video:

Mr. North arrives at the nest and perches briefly on the Ladder Branch before flying off.  He goes fishing on the stream bank.  The cam returns to the nest several times to check on the eaglets.  Mr. North employs a hovering technique as he fishes and then dives.  The most sustained hovering begins at 7:18 and continues for one minute and 15 seconds.  After the cam returns to the nest, Mr. North arrives with the floppy fish that he just caught.  This is the fourth fish of the day brought in by the parents.

https://youtu.be/myfXF7UodsI

Ginger....awesome video!!

That was amazing!  Thanks, Ginger.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 29, 2021, 04:55:23 PM
Thanks to the cam ops for that fishing lesson! The video is best; thanks Ginger for posting.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2021, 05:12:40 PM
Thanks to the cam ops for that fishing lesson! The video is best; thanks Ginger for posting.

Great pics, STL....love the hover one!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2021, 05:33:08 PM
DN14 beak to beak with DNF, and then put his beak over hers
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 29, 2021, 06:43:17 PM
Catching up after a week away - work related - c'mon retirement!

Lisa and STL, fantastic pics!  In one week you can see their growth and changes, thanks to your documentation of them.  Lisa, I really enjoyed your pics from 4/25 where the 'kids' were playing with a pellet, and the last one where DNF was giving them the 'Mom' look!

STL and Ginger - Great pics of the raccoon being brought to the nest.  Unbelievable strength (and persistence) to get it up there!  Awesome video link from Lizzy Eaglespirit.  You can see DNF's face as she tries to figure out how she's going to get it up to the nest.  She was panting like crazy along the way - talk about determination!

Ginger, loved your pics and the video of DNF fishing and gathering grasses.  Great shot of DN13 & DN 14 sleeping on either side of the nest, and DNF in the field behind them gathering grasses.  Also, thanks for the shot of the grackle.  I'm not positive but I think we have them where I live.  I've seen birds with the darker body and blueish head at my bird feeder.  FUNNY gif of DN14 ps'ing while DN13 is grabbing at his/her down!

Peep, I agree on the advantages of only having 2 eaglets, rather than the usual 3 Mom Decorah has/had.  It always seemed to me that when there were 3, 2 of them were close and the 3rd often seemed left out.  I realize that could be because 2 were closer in hatching age than the 3rd.  But it still made me feel badly for the 3rd eaglet.

tigeag!  Good to see you posting pics here!  Love that one of the E's snuggled together from yesterday.

T40, precious video from Glen Loyd! He is truly one of the eagle world's best friends. 

They are just growing in leaps and bounds!  And it's been so interesting to see the varied prey they've been given.  Makes for two healthy, fast growing eaglets.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on April 29, 2021, 06:46:06 PM
DN14 beak to beak with DNF, and then put his beak over hers


Lisa, saw this after my post, as I was getting ready to leave forum and make dinner.  How cute!  The relationship between the eaglets and their parents just makes your heart melt.  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on April 30, 2021, 06:01:26 AM
nwargo   Thanks for mentioning DNF's struggle with the raccoon.  I watched the whole episode.  I saw too how she was heaving her chest trying to refill her supply.  Hard working momma.

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 30, 2021, 06:09:27 AM
NW - Thanks for all the kind words!

DNF reminds me ALOT of Mom D, especially with that Mom look.  ;D



Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 30, 2021, 07:56:01 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Mr North flew to this side branch and DN13 got up and stretched wings, Mr North left nest and to tree by stream, DN14 looks as if tracking something above, and Mr North in with a fish for breakfast
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 30, 2021, 11:34:52 AM
DN14's close-up, and DN13 & 14 panting...its a lil warm
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 30, 2021, 01:09:34 PM
DN13's close-up, and sleeping on each other
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on April 30, 2021, 02:22:59 PM
At least no flies. They come later, don't they?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 30, 2021, 02:59:45 PM
At least no flies. They come later, don't they?

Peep - I am thinking yes, maybe when its a lil warmer. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on April 30, 2021, 04:00:56 PM
Catching up on pics and notes from a couple days -- It's so helpful and entertaining to have the forum posts for the whole season. Because of a family birthday tomorrow, I was looking through my old photo albums, and thought of how similar the kinds of memories triggered by old pictures, our history.

From the early fish from MrN in Lisa's pic and the rewind, D14 got the big fish tail!

Looks like D13 found her wings today, been stretching and flapping off and on. And seems like D14 is the chattiest in this family, calling now (4 PM) while D13 just watches.

MrN was on a pasture branch earlier, and one of the parents perched above the nest (babysitting branch?) a short while ago, but I couldn't tell which. Good parents, these.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on April 30, 2021, 06:55:07 PM
Great pics, gifs and videos everyone!

Thanks NW! I peek in every now and then but work has been hectic. Come on retirement indeed!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 01, 2021, 05:14:28 AM
Wonderful pics, STL and tig!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 01, 2021, 07:42:20 AM
The face close up pics make me imagine what DNF and Mr North see when they feed DN13 and DN14.  Wouldn't it be nice if you could hitch a ride on the back of Mr North when he is hovering and fishing in the stream. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 01, 2021, 08:43:18 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 01, 2021, 08:44:20 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 01, 2021, 11:03:20 AM
:)

tig, wonderful morning pics! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 01, 2021, 11:56:37 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 01, 2021, 02:43:55 PM
Enjoying all the pics & comments today -- thanks tig and Lisa and others.

The eaglets are going to look like feathered hippos if they keep eating so much!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 01, 2021, 04:50:45 PM
Enjoying all the pics & comments today -- thanks tig and Lisa and others.

The eaglets are going to look like feathered hippos if they keep eating so much!

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 01, 2021, 05:05:37 PM
A few random pics from DNN today DN13 & 14, DNF catching a lil nap, and Mr North gets the tail!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51152315135_8e838d7aab_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51152333495_44acf41d71_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 02, 2021, 06:21:15 AM
Morning pics from DNN - DNF on a branch near the stream, DNF on the ground fishing & a deer on the other side of stream bank, and DN13 standing, DN14 sitting
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51151635732_8b13afb62f_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51153113734_b88e376d13_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 02, 2021, 06:46:46 AM
Great pics STL and Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 02, 2021, 06:47:43 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 02, 2021, 06:51:06 AM
:)

Great pics and always love your captions, tig!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 02, 2021, 06:58:06 AM
Breakfast at DNN - DNF drops off a fish and leaves 13 & 14 to try and self-feed. DN13 gives it a go, but Mr North comes in to help.  DNF returns with another fish, and DN14 goes to her to feed, while 13 stays with Mr North.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51153509330_f6967718a3_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51152403591_46863e9177_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 02, 2021, 07:13:02 AM
"Feathered hippos" never heard that before.  Good one STL.   LOL  :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 02, 2021, 07:31:10 AM
Mr North out on the yonder branch watching over 13 & 14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 02, 2021, 09:30:42 AM
:)

Great pics and always love your captions, tig!

Thank you!
Great pics!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 02, 2021, 01:00:24 PM
A few afternoon pics from DNN - Mr North by the stream bank, and its a warm day - everyone was panting.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 02, 2021, 01:43:33 PM
Lisa, love the panting pics. It's 75 degrees there, so hot with all those feathers.  Eating all those fish is hard work, too.

D13 has been taking a few toddling steps when standing up on those long legs.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 02, 2021, 01:46:12 PM
More from today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 02, 2021, 01:47:13 PM
Here's another panting pic.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 02, 2021, 05:25:55 PM
STL, great pics!

Looked like a warm day for the eaglets.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 02, 2021, 05:45:55 PM
Warm and now a thunderstorm. DNF in her umbrella pose, but the DNs are too big to fit under.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 03, 2021, 06:37:45 AM
I have trouble sleeping at night and last night about 2 a.m. ,your time, I was watching the live web.  There was a lightning storm near Decorah and one of the strikes knocked the camera off line.  Still off this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on May 03, 2021, 10:27:53 AM
Thanks for letting us know, jaspurr.  Hope the wait isn't too much longer.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 03, 2021, 12:15:42 PM
Thanks for letting us know, jaspurr.  Hope the wait isn't too much longer.

nan - This was posted in the Decorah North chat box at 12:14pm.

EagleEyeDNN (Moderator): During the storm last night, it looks like some of the equipment was taken out. John is working on it now to see what needs to be done to bring the cameras back on line.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 03, 2021, 12:30:01 PM
Thanks to all who keep us informed of all things Decorah and Decorah North nests!!

While the North nest is offline, we can watch the new short videos of N3 at Decorah. We love closeups, but these long-lens renditions are so welcome. It's just great to see the three 2021 eaglets at the "other" nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 03, 2021, 02:46:33 PM
Cam update on Explore.org

GABear Mod • 10 minutes ago

Live Cam Update -
John from RRP has checked the equipment and is working to get the power supplies damaged by the lightening replaced. The cams appear to be undamaged. This will take a little more time - later today or tomorrow for cam to be back to live. Keep checking in and thanks for your patience. :-)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 03, 2021, 03:44:00 PM
Getting caught up from Friday...

Lisa, STL, and tig - thanks for the fantastic pics all weekend!  Great close-ups of their barbed tongues, Lisa.  Feathers coming in fast now!  STL, LOL at the 'feathered hippos' comment!  ;D

Peep, they can start in May if it's warm enough and weather conditions are right.  But luckily these two are big and healthy so they shouldn't be bothered too much. 

Does anyone think that DN13 is developing faster than normal?  Standing (strong), wingercizing, and attempting self-feeding!  Maybe it just seems fast because we want them to stay the way they are now - and by we, I mean me.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 03, 2021, 04:21:27 PM
NW, about DN13 developing faster than "normal" -- No, I don't think so, because D14 seems to be doing the same thing about 2 days later, which is the difference in their ages.  But while the cameras are down, do you archive your photos? You could look at DN12 from last year at the same age for comparison. Or the Decorah eaglets.  Please let us know what you find out.  Also, Amy has blogged about weekly development characteristics.  Good info there.

Isn't it remarkable that they develop brand new behaviors (like standing up) right at the time they are physically able to do them?  Instinct + growth + genetics + modeling by MRN and DNF = Eaglets growing up
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 03, 2021, 04:29:45 PM
Getting caught up from Friday...

Lisa, STL, and tig - thanks for the fantastic pics all weekend!  Great close-ups of their barbed tongues, Lisa.  Feathers coming in fast now!  STL, LOL at the 'feathered hippos' comment!  ;D

Peep, they can start in May if it's warm enough and weather conditions are right.  But luckily these two are big and healthy so they shouldn't be bothered too much. 

Does anyone think that DN13 is developing faster than normal?  Standing (strong), wingercizing, and attempting self-feeding!  Maybe it just seems fast because we want them to stay the way they are now - and by we, I mean me.  :)

Thanks, NW....I love those barbed tongues!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 03, 2021, 04:52:38 PM
NW, about DN13 developing faster than "normal" -- No, I don't think so, because D14 seems to be doing the same thing about 2 days later, which is the difference in their ages.  But while the cameras are down, do you archive your photos? You could look at DN12 from last year at the same age for comparison. Or the Decorah eaglets.  Please let us know what you find out.  Also, Amy has blogged about weekly development characteristics.  Good info there.

Isn't it remarkable that they develop brand new behaviors (like standing up) right at the time they are physically able to do them?  Instinct + growth + genetics + modeling by MRN and DNF = Eaglets growing up

Yes, I have separate folders set up for each year's pictures, but I only have them of the Decorah eagles, not the north nest.  I didn't have hardly any from last year, but had a complete set with just about every day in the 2019 season, during the time between the hatches and the time they would have been fledging.  I've attached a pic from the same day as today in 2019.  They don't seem as big as DN13 & DN14, and don't have as many pin feathers showing either.  But by the 6th of May they looked much different and by the 13th were almost as big as the parents and had full dark feathers!

With COVID and missing the ATF last year, and the Decorah eagles leaving N2B, I think I just want them to stay at this stage a little longer!  :)  Wishful thinking, but I do want them to grow into fierce, independent eagles.  Looking back at my 2019 pics it seems like the time flies between when they're just little bobble- headed Q-tips and when they're ready to leave the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 03, 2021, 05:07:55 PM
NW, about DN13 developing faster than "normal" -- No, I don't think so, because D14 seems to be doing the same thing about 2 days later, which is the difference in their ages.  But while the cameras are down, do you archive your photos? You could look at DN12 from last year at the same age for comparison. Or the Decorah eaglets.  Please let us know what you find out.  Also, Amy has blogged about weekly development characteristics.  Good info there.

Isn't it remarkable that they develop brand new behaviors (like standing up) right at the time they are physically able to do them?  Instinct + growth + genetics + modeling by MRN and DNF = Eaglets growing up

Yes, I have separate folders set up for each year's pictures, but I only have them of the Decorah eagles, not the north nest.  I didn't have hardly any from last year, but had a complete set with just about every day in the 2019 season, during the time between the hatches and the time they would have been fledging.  I've attached a pic from the same day as today in 2019.  They don't seem as big as DN13 & DN14, and don't have as many pin feathers showing either.  But by the 6th of May they looked much different and by the 13th were almost as big as the parents and had full dark feathers!

With COVID and missing the ATF last year, and the Decorah eagles leaving N2B, I think I just want them to stay at this stage a little longer!  :)  Wishful thinking, but I do want them to grow into fierce, independent eagles.  Looking back at my 2019 pics it seems like the time flies between when they're just little bobble- headed Q-tips and when they're ready to leave the nest.

NW - You made me take a look back at the pics that I had on this date last year from Decorah.  I think DN13 & 14 are about a week or two older now, than these three were in this pic.

05/03/20
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 03, 2021, 05:22:47 PM
NW, about DN13 developing faster than "normal" -- No, I don't think so, because D14 seems to be doing the same thing about 2 days later, which is the difference in their ages.  But while the cameras are down, do you archive your photos? You could look at DN12 from last year at the same age for comparison. Or the Decorah eaglets.  Please let us know what you find out.  Also, Amy has blogged about weekly development characteristics.  Good info there.

Isn't it remarkable that they develop brand new behaviors (like standing up) right at the time they are physically able to do them?  Instinct + growth + genetics + modeling by MRN and DNF = Eaglets growing up

Yes, I have separate folders set up for each year's pictures, but I only have them of the Decorah eagles, not the north nest.  I didn't have hardly any from last year, but had a complete set with just about every day in the 2019 season, during the time between the hatches and the time they would have been fledging.  I've attached a pic from the same day as today in 2019.  They don't seem as big as DN13 & DN14, and don't have as many pin feathers showing either.  But by the 6th of May they looked much different and by the 13th were almost as big as the parents and had full dark feathers!

With COVID and missing the ATF last year, and the Decorah eagles leaving N2B, I think I just want them to stay at this stage a little longer!  :)  Wishful thinking, but I do want them to grow into fierce, independent eagles.  Looking back at my 2019 pics it seems like the time flies between when they're just little bobble- headed Q-tips and when they're ready to leave the nest.

NW - You made me take a look back at the pics that I had on this date last year from Decorah.  I think DN13 & 14 are about a week or two older now, than these three were in this pic.

05/03/20


What a good picture of the three of them! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 03, 2021, 05:24:42 PM
NW, about DN13 developing faster than "normal" -- No, I don't think so, because D14 seems to be doing the same thing about 2 days later, which is the difference in their ages.  But while the cameras are down, do you archive your photos? You could look at DN12 from last year at the same age for comparison. Or the Decorah eaglets.  Please let us know what you find out.  Also, Amy has blogged about weekly development characteristics.  Good info there.

Isn't it remarkable that they develop brand new behaviors (like standing up) right at the time they are physically able to do them?  Instinct + growth + genetics + modeling by MRN and DNF = Eaglets growing up

Yes, I have separate folders set up for each year's pictures, but I only have them of the Decorah eagles, not the north nest.  I didn't have hardly any from last year, but had a complete set with just about every day in the 2019 season, during the time between the hatches and the time they would have been fledging.  I've attached a pic from the same day as today in 2019.  They don't seem as big as DN13 & DN14, and don't have as many pin feathers showing either.  But by the 6th of May they looked much different and by the 13th were almost as big as the parents and had full dark feathers!

With COVID and missing the ATF last year, and the Decorah eagles leaving N2B, I think I just want them to stay at this stage a little longer!  :)  Wishful thinking, but I do want them to grow into fierce, independent eagles.  Looking back at my 2019 pics it seems like the time flies between when they're just little bobble- headed Q-tips and when they're ready to leave the nest.

NW - You made me take a look back at the pics that I had on this date last year from Decorah.  I think DN13 & 14 are about a week or two older now, than these three were in this pic.

05/03/20


What a good picture of the three of them!

Fingers crossed we get to see three at ATF...if they are having it!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 03, 2021, 05:29:58 PM
NW, about DN13 developing faster than "normal" -- No, I don't think so, because D14 seems to be doing the same thing about 2 days later, which is the difference in their ages.  But while the cameras are down, do you archive your photos? You could look at DN12 from last year at the same age for comparison. Or the Decorah eaglets.  Please let us know what you find out.  Also, Amy has blogged about weekly development characteristics.  Good info there.

Isn't it remarkable that they develop brand new behaviors (like standing up) right at the time they are physically able to do them?  Instinct + growth + genetics + modeling by MRN and DNF = Eaglets growing up

Yes, I have separate folders set up for each year's pictures, but I only have them of the Decorah eagles, not the north nest.  I didn't have hardly any from last year, but had a complete set with just about every day in the 2019 season, during the time between the hatches and the time they would have been fledging.  I've attached a pic from the same day as today in 2019.  They don't seem as big as DN13 & DN14, and don't have as many pin feathers showing either.  But by the 6th of May they looked much different and by the 13th were almost as big as the parents and had full dark feathers!

With COVID and missing the ATF last year, and the Decorah eagles leaving N2B, I think I just want them to stay at this stage a little longer!  :)  Wishful thinking, but I do want them to grow into fierce, independent eagles.  Looking back at my 2019 pics it seems like the time flies between when they're just little bobble- headed Q-tips and when they're ready to leave the nest.

NW - You made me take a look back at the pics that I had on this date last year from Decorah.  I think DN13 & 14 are about a week or two older now, than these three were in this pic.

05/03/20


What a good picture of the three of them!

Fingers crossed we get to see three at ATF...if they are having it!  :)

I haven't seen anything on it yet, other than Puff's motel room pricing and reservation info.  I really missed it last year, as I'm sure everyone did.  RRP putting together the virtual ATF last year was very nice and thoughtful, but there's nothing like getting to see the eagles in person (and everybirdie else!)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 03, 2021, 05:50:31 PM
Big Thank You to John and all involved in getting the North camera back on live.  That was quite a lightning storm that knocked it out this morning.  I believe it was Mr North on the nest and he was standing up and watching.  The eaglets were awake but keeping their heads down.  Even the cows were vocalizing.  Glad all is well.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 04, 2021, 06:24:46 AM
Morning pics from DNN - 14 with a lil wing action, 13 looking up, fish dropped off for them, and Mr North comes back with another fish and feeds them both fish
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on May 04, 2021, 06:46:00 AM
A little help unzipping please.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 04, 2021, 07:09:05 AM
A little help unzipping please.

Great pic, Raleigh!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 04, 2021, 08:25:22 AM
Great pics all!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 04, 2021, 08:43:43 AM
Great pics Lisa, Raleigh, and tig!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 04, 2021, 09:03:15 AM
Thanks, NW

Great pics, tig
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 04, 2021, 11:32:10 AM
Great to know that the cameras are back on. Thanks to John and all at RRP for their efforts! And to the forum posters for the pics.  It's been a very "fishy" morning today.  The eaglets will be unzipping fish on their own real soon.

About the archived pics from 2020 -- There's the whole season right here on the Forum!  Duh.
For development comparison, we have to find hatch date, age, and compare on that date, which would be different from this year since the hatch was earlier. I'm math-challenged, so . . . I think this works.  Any way you look at it, DN13 and 14 seem to be doing just fine.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 04, 2021, 11:37:21 AM
Great to know that the cameras are back on. Thanks to John and all at RRP for their efforts! And to the forum posters for the pics.  It's been a very "fishy" morning today.  The eaglets will be unzipping fish on their own real soon.

About the archived pics from 2020 -- There's the whole season right here on the Forum!  Duh.
For development comparison, we have to find hatch date, age, and compare on that date, which would be different from this year since the hatch was earlier. I'm math-challenged, so . . . I think this works.  Any way you look at it, DN13 and 14 seem to be doing just fine.

Agreed!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 04, 2021, 12:25:04 PM
Love this stage of their development, and looking forward to the milestones to come!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 04, 2021, 12:53:39 PM
Hope I identified the feathers correctly.  Checked Amy's blog and it said that juvenile flight feathers start after 27 days, so I figured that must be what stage they are in now.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 04, 2021, 01:05:08 PM
Great pics this morning and afternoon, STL and NW!

NW, I love that one you have caption, How cute are they?  Looks like they were posing for you.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 04, 2021, 01:06:24 PM
Great pics this morning and afternoon, STL and NW!

NW, I love that one you have caption, How cute are they?  Looks like they were posing for you.   :)

It did, didn't it?  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 04, 2021, 01:20:04 PM
A couple screenshots from earlier this morning that I forgot to post - DN14 & DN13 beak-to-beak, and breakfish again
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 04, 2021, 01:54:57 PM
Fish for lunch - DNF brought in a fish and 14 was ready to eat, 14 gets fed while 13 watches, 13 pulls fish away from DNF, and 13 did not eat much at that feeding, but they do have DNF's talon in their beak
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 04, 2021, 04:42:45 PM
A couple from this afternoon...
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2021, 04:30:46 AM
A couple from this afternoon...

Great pics, NW
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2021, 06:05:13 AM
Morning pics - Breakfast arrived and was ate, 13 & 14 waiting on more food, and 2nd fish is arriving and 13 looks like they are mantling a lil seeing it arrive
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 05, 2021, 06:58:27 AM
Great pics STL, NW and Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2021, 08:15:46 AM
Great pics STL, NW and Lisa!

Adorable pic, tig!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 05, 2021, 09:43:01 AM
Great shots Lisa & tig!  These two are so photogenic.  ;D

What kind of fish do the parents bring to the nest?  Looked sort of like trout, but really big.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2021, 10:48:58 AM
Great shots Lisa & tig!  These two are so photogenic.  ;D

What kind of fish do the parents bring to the nest?  Looked sort of like trout, but really big.

NW, if I remember correctly from chat....I think trout and suckers.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 05, 2021, 11:07:20 AM
Good morning sun, good morning DNN family, good morning cap ops and Forum posters!  Many thanks to RRP for getting the video back up and running so fast.  ;)

About the fish -- I think brown trout, which are larger than rainbows, and are spawning now. And a couple kinds of sucker fish.  I'll check the Iowa Dept of Natural Resources for more particulars.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2021, 11:09:22 AM
Morning close-up of DN14, and both (13 on left, 14 on right)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2021, 11:10:22 AM
Good morning sun, good morning DNN family, good morning cap ops and Forum posters!  Many thanks to RRP for getting the video back up and running so fast.  ;)

About the fish -- I think brown trout, which are larger than rainbows, and are spawning now. And a couple kinds of sucker fish.  I'll check the Iowa Dept of Natural Resources for more particulars.

Beautiful pic of DNF, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 05, 2021, 11:14:27 AM
Good morning sun, good morning DNN family, good morning cap ops and Forum posters!  Many thanks to RRP for getting the video back up and running so fast.  ;)

About the fish -- I think brown trout, which are larger than rainbows, and are spawning now. And a couple kinds of sucker fish.  I'll check the Iowa Dept of Natural Resources for more particulars.

STL, thanks for the trout info.  From the screen shots Lisa took I thought it was a trout, but bigger than the ones at the hatchery.  And I knew it wasn't a sucker fish.  And good morning to you also!!  :) 8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 05, 2021, 11:17:11 AM
Morning close-up of DN14, and both (13 on left, 14 on right)


Awesome close-ups, Lisa!  Makes you feel like you're right there in the nest with them! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 05, 2021, 11:21:22 AM
Lisa, and the great pics just keep coming!

More trout info -- two pics from the Iowa Dept of Fish & Game. Brown trout spawn in the fall, not spring. Rainbows are not native to Iowa, but are stocked in cold rivers & streams like the one at the North nest. Both get pretty large, as we have seen.  More info at the website.  I should remember what kind of trout come from the Hatchery at Decorah -- Help me!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 05, 2021, 11:28:46 AM
White sucker is likely the kind we see the DN eagles fishing for in the Creek, and they do spawn in the early spring. Same source for the pic.
Suckers have that kind of mouth, easy to tell apart from trout.

Fishing enthusiasts in Iowa, please add more to our knowledge.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 05, 2021, 11:35:24 AM
White sucker is likely the kind we see the DN eagles fishing for in the Creek, and they do spawn in the early spring. Same source for the pic.
Suckers have that kind of mouth, easy to tell apart from trout.

Fishing enthusiasts in Iowa, please add more to our knowledge.  :)

I didn't think it was a sucker, but the pic you provided does look like the one that Lisa took a ss of yesterday.  I could always tell the sucker fish that were brought to the Decorah nest, but for some reason, this one didn't seem like the same type.  But it's definitely not as dark as the brown or rainbow trout, so I think we have a winner!  Thanks for checking into that STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2021, 12:10:59 PM
Thanks for the info on the fishes, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2021, 12:41:49 PM
Beautiful DNF vocalizing and preening
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2021, 01:58:26 PM
There was a lil paw that was brought in for an afternoon snack.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 05, 2021, 07:39:07 PM
Lisa, great closeups. Love those shots of DNF preening. I missed the paw/prey.

Dinner was a coot that DNF brought about 6:00 PM, defeathered, and fed to DN13 and 14.  Coot aren't ducks, but a wading bird that often swims and feeds with ducks. I didn't see what happened to the feet and legs. Most feathers blew away.

Besides taking part in self-feeding, D13 has turned really dark with all those body & wing feathers coming in.

At 7:30, the eaglets and DNF were fast asleep on the nest.  Busy day after a busy night.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 06, 2021, 07:46:49 AM
Lisa, great closeups. Love those shots of DNF preening. I missed the paw/prey.

Dinner was a coot that DNF brought about 6:00 PM, defeathered, and fed to DN13 and 14.  Coot aren't ducks, but a wading bird that often swims and feeds with ducks. I didn't see what happened to the feet and legs. Most feathers blew away.

Besides taking part in self-feeding, D13 has turned really dark with all those body & wing feathers coming in.

At 7:30, the eaglets and DNF were fast asleep on the nest.  Busy day after a busy night.

Great pics, STL!

Those feathers sure were flying off the coot when DNF was de-featehring. 

And, thanks..the cam ops did an AWESOME yesterday on those close-ups!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 06, 2021, 07:54:41 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Mr North brought in a fish for breakfast, 13 & 14 both get bites to eat, watching Mr North leave the nest, and standing - 13 left, 14 right
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Raleigheagle on May 06, 2021, 09:20:23 AM
Love your pictures Lisa
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 06, 2021, 09:38:49 AM
Love your pictures Lisa

Thanks for the kind words, Raliegh   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on May 06, 2021, 09:47:34 AM
Hello all. . .

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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.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 06, 2021, 10:00:24 AM
AWESOME pics STL and Lisa!!

Great shot of DNF vocalizing, STL.  That would make a nice framed picture for the ATF auction.

Lisa, loved that first shot from today showing the whole family. Really shows off the wing span in relation to the width of the nest!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 06, 2021, 10:25:06 AM
Thanks for the kudo, NW, about DNF vocalizing & auction. I would be honored to have a pic in the ATF auction; would you frame and deliver it? Send me a PM if you want to discuss the process.

Nighttime mystery -- DNF cast a very dark shadow during the night. Does that always happen with the IR camera? Or was it the Moon?

One of the parents was perching on a dead branch near the Love branches after the morning breakfish. Tree leaves starting to come out, and will obscure many of these views.

Are we impressed with D13 and D14 wingercizing this morning?  You bet!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 06, 2021, 02:08:33 PM
Thanks for the kudo, NW, about DNF vocalizing & auction. I would be honored to have a pic in the ATF auction; would you frame and deliver it? Send me a PM if you want to discuss the process.

Nighttime mystery -- DNF cast a very dark shadow during the night. Does that always happen with the IR camera? Or was it the Moon?

One of the parents was perching on a dead branch near the Love branches after the morning breakfish. Tree leaves starting to come out, and will obscure many of these views.

Are we impressed with D13 and D14 wingercizing this morning?  You bet!

STL, great pics!

There are lots of places online that you can upload one of your pics you captured, have framed, and sent in for the auction.  I did that last year with one of my photo's of DM2.  I used the site Blurb.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 06, 2021, 02:25:57 PM
Afternoon close-up of DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 06, 2021, 05:26:40 PM
Awesome closeups, Lisa.

Thanks to LisaG and NWargo for info about contributing pics for the ATF auction.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 06, 2021, 06:12:13 PM
Awesome closeups, Lisa.

Thanks to LisaG and NWargo for info about contributing pics for the ATF auction.

Thanks, STL :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 06, 2021, 11:30:33 PM
There are so many beautiful pictures on the forum.  It would be hard to decide which one to choose.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 07, 2021, 07:05:43 AM
Around 6:15am, DN13 casts two pellets, it looks like it might have been one huge one that broke up when coming out.
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2nd pellet
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on May 07, 2021, 09:21:18 AM
There was a goose perched near the nest around 7:17 a.m., on the horizontal branch of the lower part of Yonder Branch.  Here are a couple of pics of it flying off.   (There are also some geese on the ground.)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 07, 2021, 11:06:42 AM
Wonderful pics, Ginger!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 07, 2021, 11:11:01 AM
A few morning pics from DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 07, 2021, 11:50:37 AM
Great pics Lisa and Ginger!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 07, 2021, 11:56:47 AM
So Canada geese sometimes perch in trees! Must check the rewind for details.
The DNs will soon have enough wing feathers to tuck their heads under instead of on top. Great pic, Lisa.

DNF brought something to the nest about 11:30 AM, and DN13 rushed over to grab and mantle. Possibly the first charge and mantle for this eaglet. Exciting times!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 07, 2021, 12:09:13 PM
tig - Great pics of the pellet!

STL - Great catch on the mantle.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 07, 2021, 05:06:24 PM
STL, I also am surprised.  We have lots of Canada geese where I live but have never seen one perched in a tree. This must be an eagle want a be.  :o :o
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on May 07, 2021, 06:53:56 PM
Here is one nesting in a tree in Canada.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 08, 2021, 05:11:03 AM
PeepSpy,  thank you for the picture.  Learn something new everyday on this site.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 08, 2021, 12:14:46 PM
Every day learning something new, that's for sure!

Morning today, DNF brought a big fish at 6:30-ish; quite chilly and you can see their breaths on the rewind.

DNF brought cowghetti at 9:00.  The eaglets were on alert for something just before noon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 08, 2021, 03:16:07 PM
A few more pics from today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 08, 2021, 07:47:00 PM
Thanks for the pics today, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 09, 2021, 06:04:32 AM
DN13 doing some morning stretches....warble, wing-flapping, and warble
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 09, 2021, 01:06:39 PM
Lisa, they are getting so big!  Standing up, wing flapping, tail feathers, charging food drops.

Near noon, a couple pics of a peaceful time.  If I'm correct that D13 is in the back in the pics, then the closeup is D14.

Hope DNF is having a spa day for Mother's Day.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 09, 2021, 01:09:15 PM
Lisa, they are getting so big!  Standing up, wing flapping, tail feathers, charging food drops.

Near noon, a couple pics of a peaceful time.  If I'm correct that D13 is in the back in the pics, then the closeup is D14.

Hope DNF is having a spa day for Mother's Day.

STL, yep, they are getting to be big kids now! 

You are correct, DN14 in front, DN13 in back.  I got a few afternoon snips too of them, getting ready to post.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 09, 2021, 01:11:25 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - Tug-o-nesting material, and some nice close-ups from the cam operators...DN14 in front, DN13 back
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 09, 2021, 02:39:38 PM
Pics from one of the afternoon feedings
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 09, 2021, 05:17:08 PM
Hey Lisa, DNF didn't take the day off, after all. 

Multiple feedings, one from MrN and the rest from DNF. She went into the water and mud for some of the day's catch. No pics, but she was wet & muddy at the nest. Eaglet crops are almost football size!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 09, 2021, 05:53:28 PM
Hey Lisa, DNF didn't take the day off, after all. 

Multiple feedings, one from MrN and the rest from DNF. She went into the water and mud for some of the day's catch. No pics, but she was wet & muddy at the nest. Eaglet crops are almost football size!

DNF is a great Mom!

Great pics, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2021, 06:14:29 AM
Two fish back to back for breakfast - First fish was a lil floppy, DN13 back & DN14 front squeeing as Mr arrives with 2nd fish, DN14 waiting to eat that yummy fish, and 13 & 14 wondering if there is more fish to eat
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2021, 06:30:20 AM
DN13 & 14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 10, 2021, 07:02:07 AM
Oh Lisa, that last picture.  "Be still my quivering heart".  They are so cute it brings tears to your eyes.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2021, 07:03:05 AM
Oh Lisa, that last picture.  "Be still my quivering heart".  They are so cute it brings tears to your eyes.

jaspurr.....I love it too....they were looking at the right time I snapped!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 10, 2021, 07:13:38 AM
That is the money shot!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 10, 2021, 11:28:53 AM
Lisa, love those early morning sunshiny closeups.  I couldn't tell which was which.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2021, 11:43:03 AM
Great pics, STL  :D

13 is in the front, and 14 in the back.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 10, 2021, 12:11:20 PM
Thanks for IDs, Lisa.  I'm attaching a clip from your pic of D13 in front and D14 in back this morning.  Is there a difference in the way the beak joins the feathers, with D13 having a flatter or U shape, and D14 having a V shape?  What say you?

We're getting to the stage where they look really similar in size and coloration.  So, maybe beaks, maybe white markings that develop on the tail feathers as they grow.  Not that it really matters, but inquiring minds want to know!   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2021, 12:41:04 PM
Thanks for IDs, Lisa.  I'm attaching a clip from your pic of D13 in front and D14 in back this morning.  Is there a difference in the way the beak joins the feathers, with D13 having a flatter or U shape, and D14 having a V shape?  What say you?

We're getting to the stage where they look really similar in size and coloration.  So, maybe beaks, maybe white markings that develop on the tail feathers as they grow.  Not that it really matters, but inquiring minds want to know!   :D

I think there is definitely a difference in their beaks, not only at the top part where they meet with the feathers, but also when you look at them from the side. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 10, 2021, 01:10:09 PM
Lisa, I know there was some talk about enlarging some of the pictures and selling them at the auction..   If you decide to enlarge the "money shot",  I would definitely bid on it.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2021, 01:34:08 PM
Lisa, I know there was some talk about enlarging some of the pictures and selling them at the auction..   If you decide to enlarge the "money shot",  I would definitely bid on it.

jaspurr,  I am thinking about doing that one, but waiting a bit to see what else I might capture.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2021, 01:46:07 PM
Afternoon feeding with Mr North - DN14 trying to get a taste of the fish, DN13 getting a bite, and DN14 getting his own bite
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 10, 2021, 03:06:36 PM
Lisa, Closeups and profile pics will be the key to IDs.  Keep those pics coming!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2021, 06:01:11 PM
DNF spending time in the nest with her big babies - DN13 biting on DNF's feathers, DNF looking down at DN13, DN14 nibbling on DN13's wing, and DN14 in the back peeking out from DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 11, 2021, 06:14:34 AM
Breakfast with Mr North, and a lil self-feeding from DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 11, 2021, 11:18:39 AM
The DNs are getting bolder and more capable about feeding every day.

I think it was D13 who got the tail from that 6AM fish.

About 11AM, there was a dark gray pigeon perched and calling under the nest.  That bird would make a nice lunch -- It better fly far away.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 11, 2021, 01:18:14 PM
The DNs are getting bolder and more capable about feeding every day.

I think it was D13 who got the tail from that 6AM fish.

About 11AM, there was a dark gray pigeon perched and calling under the nest.  That bird would make a nice lunch -- It better fly far away.

Great pics, STL!

It was DN13 who got the tail!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on May 11, 2021, 01:37:51 PM
The DNs are getting bolder and more capable about feeding every day.

I think it was D13 who got the tail from that 6AM fish.

About 11AM, there was a dark gray pigeon perched and calling under the nest.  That bird would make a nice lunch -- It better fly far away.

Great pics, STL!

It was DN13 who got the tail!

Wasn't it D13 who gulped down the squirrel tail?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 11, 2021, 02:20:02 PM
A couple pics from earlier this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on May 11, 2021, 02:46:13 PM
No, it was D12!  ;D

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=decoraheaglet+swallows+squirrel+tail&docid=607986684242716239&mid=C0BE01C00CBB01DB2A94C0BE01C00CBB01DB2A94&view=detail&FORM=VIRE
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 11, 2021, 04:35:59 PM
No, it was D12!  ;D

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=decoraheaglet+swallows+squirrel+tail&docid=607986684242716239&mid=C0BE01C00CBB01DB2A94C0BE01C00CBB01DB2A94&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

Thanks for the video, Peep! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 11, 2021, 05:04:35 PM
Afternoon close-ups of DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 11, 2021, 05:11:33 PM
Mr North brought in a fish this evening for dinner - DN14 waiting for a bite, DN14 getting a bite, DN14 grabbed the tail tried to swallow but couldn't get it down, and DN13 eventually got the tail!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 11, 2021, 08:13:40 PM
Great pics Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 04:35:22 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Beautiful pics, tig  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 06:37:58 AM
Early morning pics from DNN - Snuggling, and DN14 preening on DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 06:54:46 AM
Breakfish brought in this morning by DNF, both got bites, but it was DN13 who got the tail.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 12, 2021, 07:16:37 AM
Lisa, I know what you are trying to do.  You are trying to better the "money shot".  Bet you can't.  Good morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 07:32:33 AM
Lisa, I know what you are trying to do.  You are trying to better the "money shot".  Bet you can't.  Good morning.

LOL,  Good Morning   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 12, 2021, 09:30:14 AM
Lisa, Ginger, tig, and STL - Great job on capturing the best moments in the nest! 

Peep, a CG nesting in a tree!  Did not realize they do that, but I know there was a CG on the other Decorah nest, N2B, the other day.  So maybe they instinctively know they're safer off the ground than on.  Or are just taking advantage of existing deserted nests!  :) 

Lisa, love that last pic from the 10th where it appears as if they're looking right at us!  And the early morning pic from today with the sun rays on the nest, on either side of the eaglets, is just beautiful!  It would be hard to pick just one of your pics to frame for the auction - maybe put together a booklet? 

Peep, thanks for the video from 2012 of D12 gulping down the squirrel tail!  So many fun and touching moments through the years.

I really like how close DN13 & DN14 seem to be now, but hope it doesn't hinder their learning of those necessary survival skills they'll need after fledging.  I often wonder if any of the fledglings travel together, for a while at least, when they leave the nest. 

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 12, 2021, 10:58:35 AM
Fish tails are a real delicacy for the DNs now.  When I was a little kid, my father used to fry fish like bluegill & crappie, and the tails were a crunchy delight.

Time for us to hold our breaths as D13 explores the rails.  Yikes!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 12:34:34 PM
Fish tails are a real delicacy for the DNs now.  When I was a little kid, my father used to fry fish like bluegill & crappie, and the tails were a crunchy delight.

Time for us to hold our breaths as D13 explores the rails.  Yikes!

Great pics, STL!

NW - Hmmm, a booklet you say?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 12:35:58 PM
Afternoon close-ups of DN13 & 14 - Thank you cam ops  :)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 12, 2021, 12:45:33 PM
I saw that STL.  Mom was pretending to look in a different direction, but did you notice her turning her to keep an eye on her.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 12, 2021, 12:50:32 PM
Great closeups, Lisa, those camera operators are just the best!

So, D13 on the left?  I'm still trying to save pics with distinguishing features so when both are "dark and large" we might be able to tell them apart.

In the face-on pic, their beak-tops look really similar. In other views, one is U-shaped and the other V-shaped where the feathers meet the beak.  I forget the name of that location!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 01:00:50 PM
Great closeups, Lisa, those camera operators are just the best!

So, D13 on the left?  I'm still trying to save pics with distinguishing features so when both are "dark and large" we might be able to tell them apart.

In the face-on pic, their beak-tops look really similar. In other views, one is U-shaped and the other V-shaped where the feathers meet the beak.  I forget the name of that location!

Yep, DN13 on the left. 

I've also noticed that the gape on DN13 dips down just a slight bit further than 14. 

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 12, 2021, 01:14:19 PM
STL, my Dad was an avid fisherman and would bring home walleye, pike, bluegill, and crappie.  I always ate the crunchy tails also!  But I don't think I'd like them 'au natural' like the eaglets!  ;D  With them fledging in about a month I'm sure we're going to see many more breath holding moments.  The fun begins!

Lisa, definitely a booklet!  ;)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 12, 2021, 01:15:24 PM
Great closeups, Lisa, those camera operators are just the best!

So, D13 on the left?  I'm still trying to save pics with distinguishing features so when both are "dark and large" we might be able to tell them apart.

In the face-on pic, their beak-tops look really similar. In other views, one is U-shaped and the other V-shaped where the feathers meet the beak.  I forget the name of that location!

Is that the nare?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2021, 04:56:21 PM
Captured these earlier this afternoon - DNF & 13, 14 trying out those wings, and Mr North arrived with a fish for lunch
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 12, 2021, 07:21:12 PM
Still searching for ID clues for D13 and 14.  I thought about eye patterns, but no, their eyes are very dark, so specks that show up in the adults' yellow eyes aren't visible.  Sherri Elliott wrote a blog yesterday about wingersizing, and she included a wonderfully funny, but very helpful, collage of pics.  That's what we need for faces!  Lisa, this one's seems like a natural for you.

Or, banding would solve our identification problem as the eaglets grow.  Ahem, just sayin'.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 13, 2021, 07:55:59 AM
STL, the keratin around the nare on the beak (eaglet left) is rougher and not as smooth as the eaglet on the right.  The nare of the eaglet on the left appears longer and narrower and the nare of the eaglet on the right appears rounder.   What do you think?  Is that D13 on the left and D14 on the right in the closeup pics above? 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 13, 2021, 11:04:32 AM
Early morning pics from DNN - Sizing up each other's wings, and Mr North
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 13, 2021, 11:09:52 AM
About 45 minutes DNF arrives with a fish, DN14 grabs her foot, and she lets go of the fish and its flops over to 13 who tries to grab it.  As usual, 13 gets the tail.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 13, 2021, 12:32:21 PM
Jaspurr, thanks for descriptions of the DNs beak differences.  That sent me looking for terminology!  Someone who has worked on the educational materials for RRP will probably have a nice, labeled diagram that could be posted here in the Forum, or on the RRP home page.  Hmmm, who would that be?  You, perhaps?  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 13, 2021, 01:05:36 PM
Cam ops were wonderful this afternoon with the close-ups - thank you!!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 13, 2021, 01:06:52 PM
Few more close-ups pics
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 13, 2021, 03:02:07 PM
Oh my, Lisa, the cam ops were working for you!  It's the first really warm afternoon and the gnats are out with the eaglets.  Ick.  These babies are almost as big as MrN already.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 13, 2021, 03:30:28 PM
Oh my, Lisa, the cam ops were working for you!  It's the first really warm afternoon and the gnats are out with the eaglets.  Ick.  These babies are almost as big as MrN already.

STL, love that 2nd pic! 

Poor kiddos with those gnats. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 13, 2021, 03:37:09 PM
A few more pics from earlier today
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: omasawyer on May 13, 2021, 04:09:27 PM
Great capture, Lisa. One is smiling (commisure) ;D and one is not. I do love the way they have bonded and are buddies; :)I mostly perch because typing has become difficult for me and my osteo-arthritus. :'( I really miss our Mods and Admin from Mom's nest. gotta run--take care sweet Linda
Afternoon close-ups of DN13 & 14 - Thank you cam ops  :)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 13, 2021, 04:26:03 PM
STL, the keratin around the nare on the beak (eaglet left) is rougher and not as smooth as the eaglet on the right.  The nare of the eaglet on the left appears longer and narrower and the nare of the eaglet on the right appears rounder.   What do you think?  Is that D13 on the left and D14 on the right in the closeup pics above?

jaspurr, that's a great way to tell!  And I believe you're correct about 13 on the left and 14 on the right.  Still has a slight size advantage (OR might just be a female!).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 13, 2021, 05:26:40 PM
Great capture, Lisa. One is smiling (commisure) ;D and one is not. I do love the way they have bonded and are buddies; :)I mostly perch because typing has become difficult for me and my osteo-arthritus. :'( I really miss our Mods and Admin from Mom's nest. gotta run--take care sweet Linda


Thank you, oma!  :)

Hope you are doing well.   :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 13, 2021, 07:21:52 PM
At Decorah North Live right now...

The kids are rockin' it out!!! Watch 7 seconds of DN13 & DN14 doing their moves in sync ;)

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Visitors
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2021, 04:35:56 AM
Awesome gif, Lori

Good to see some wing flapping going on. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 14, 2021, 06:02:08 AM
Lori ahh, always see deer when I visit Decorah.  Can't wait to get back.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 14, 2021, 06:29:30 AM
My computer abilities are pathetically limited.  I don't even know how to send a picture to the forum from the live web cam.  The American Eagle Foundation has a nice head picture of a Bald Eagle with the anatomical features labeled.  I know you will know how to download it?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2021, 06:35:07 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Mr North, DN14 & DN13, DN14,and  DN14 in his dracula pose & DN13 preening
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2021, 06:37:19 AM
My computer abilities are pathetically limited.  I don't even know how to send a picture to the forum from the live web cam.  The American Eagle Foundation has a nice head picture of a Bald Eagle with the anatomical features labeled.  I know you will know how to download it?

jaspurr, are you talking about something like this?

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on May 14, 2021, 07:51:21 AM
These 2 babies are just precious buddies!  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 14, 2021, 08:15:46 AM
Yes Lisa, that is it.   :) :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2021, 09:17:54 AM
I saw a chatter on Explore.org mention another way you can identify the difference between the two D's, their tail feathers.  D13 has some long white streaks in theirs, and D14 has white tips around the bottom.  My pics aren't the best, but you can see the difference.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2021, 09:39:31 AM
More morning pics from DNN - DN13 swallows the fish, and a cowghetti breakfast brought in by DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2021, 01:00:24 PM
This afternoon has been interesting at DNN.  DNF brought in two baby hawks. One looked dead when she landed and the other one was still alive.  She fed the first one to the kids.  Mr North came to the nest, and is now brooding the second hawk chick!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 14, 2021, 01:45:23 PM
Great pics Lisa!


Very interesting!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2021, 01:56:37 PM
2nd lil hawk is still alive at the moment, and Mr North is still brooding it.  Even DN14 laid down next to it while Mr North was brooding it.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2021, 01:57:00 PM
Great pics Lisa!


Very interesting!

Thanks, tig

Yes, very interesting!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 14, 2021, 03:20:41 PM
This has happened in other nests.  I know of an eagle pair raising a RedHawk in California and in British Columbia.  The hawk in British Columbia actually fledged from the nest along with the eagles.   There was no cam in BC and the behavior was witnessed from ground observations.   This will get a lot of attention if the hawk survives because there is a cam in the tree.  David Bird who was on live daily with the BC hawk should be every interested.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 14, 2021, 04:26:57 PM
Has John or Amy said anything about this development?  This may get tough to watch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2021, 04:35:56 PM
jaspurr, this was posted on RRP's Facebook page.

Raptor Resource Project

A number of you have messaged us about the Decorah North nest. DNF brought in two hawklets earlier today. She fed one, who appears to have been dead when it came in, to the eaglets. We are not sure what is going to happen to the other one. The eaglets nibbled at it, but did not immediately kill it (although DN14 stepped on it). Mr. North has alternately appeared to nibble at it and brood it as his instinct to eat and feed clashes with his instinct to care and brood. He is sitting with his back to us and we don't know the status of the remaining hawklet right now.
While we can't tell from plumage, we suspect these are red-tailed hawks: they are quite common and the eagles brought a hawk in last year.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 14, 2021, 04:53:54 PM
Lisa, the hawk in the front is dead.  I believe there is a second hawk behind the first hawk that is alive.  It put its wing over the dead hawk earlier and moved its head and was pushing the dead hawk.  I haven't seen any movement recently but it could just be keeping a low profile.  One of the eaglets nibbled at the dead hawk in front.  Saw one of the adults fly by but did not land in the nest.  Waiting for one of adults to land.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2021, 04:58:32 PM
Lisa, the hawk in the front is dead.  I believe there is a second hawk behind the first hawk that is alive.  It put its wing over the dead hawk earlier and moved its head and was pushing the dead hawk.  I haven't seen any movement recently but it could just be keeping a low profile.  One of the eaglets nibbled at the dead hawk in front.  Saw one of the adults fly by but did not land in the nest.  Waiting for one of adults to land.

jaspurr,  DNF just landed in the nest about 5 minutes ago, and noticed the 2nd hawklet still alive. 
She drug it around the nest and picked at it, so it might not be alive much longer.  :(
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on May 14, 2021, 05:09:38 PM
Looks like she killed the adult hawk.  This is too hard for me to watch.  Brings back memories of 2016.  I need to take a long break. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2021, 05:37:40 PM
Looks like she killed the adult hawk.  This is too hard for me to watch.  Brings back memories of 2016.  I need to take a long break.

Always best to step away when needed.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 15, 2021, 07:12:05 AM
Morning pics from DNN - 13 & 14 squeeing for breakfish, DNF arrives with a fish and 14 grabs it, 13 getting a bite, and Mr North in with some fresh nesting material
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 15, 2021, 08:30:51 AM
Down goes the fish tail, and DN13 & 14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on May 15, 2021, 08:41:03 AM
i am loving these 2 "twins".  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 15, 2021, 08:55:47 AM
i am loving these 2 "twins".  ;D

Me too, Peep. 

I am very thankful that we were able to watch eagles this year. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 15, 2021, 01:32:10 PM
i am loving these 2 "twins".  ;D

Me too, Peep. 

I am very thankful that we were able to watch eagles this year.
Count me in the thankful group!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 15, 2021, 04:59:34 PM
Pic just about 5:00 today, just relaxing.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 15, 2021, 05:35:18 PM
A few afternoon pics of DN13 & 14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 15, 2021, 05:44:13 PM
Couple wingercizing pics, I think D13 is on the right, flapping and hopping and D14 on the left in both pics.  Perfect wind conditions for getting a little airborne.

And pigeons might be nesting under DNN!  See on the rewind, they enter on the left-hand trunk.
And a colorful male house sparrow came to entertain about 5:00. Blurry photo, he's fidgety.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 15, 2021, 07:15:08 PM
Couple wingercizing pics, I think D13 is on the right, flapping and hopping and D14 on the left in both pics.  Perfect wind conditions for getting a little airborne.

And pigeons might be nesting under DNN!  See on the rewind, they enter on the left-hand trunk.
And a colorful male house sparrow came to entertain about 5:00. Blurry photo, he's fidgety.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on May 15, 2021, 07:34:30 PM
Sparrows can be very noisy for tiny birds!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 16, 2021, 07:53:00 AM
Morning pics from DNN - DNF in with a fish for 14 & 13, DN13 and DN14, and parent by the stream (looks like DNF)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on May 16, 2021, 09:25:51 AM
Love the stream pic! The eaglets look huge! Thanks, Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 16, 2021, 09:41:26 AM
Love the stream pic! The eaglets look huge! Thanks, Lisa.

Thanks, nan  :)

Yes, they are getting big! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 16, 2021, 02:45:32 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - 14 showing off his wings & 13 was not about the be outdone, and preening together
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 16, 2021, 02:48:59 PM
More afternoon pics - 14 in the front and 13 back, and there must have been an intruder in the area.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 16, 2021, 05:40:45 PM
Love the pics -- Thanks cam ops!  Thanks Lisa and other posters!

Those pigeons seem to be intending to stay at the nest. Hope they don't get "invited" to lunch if they lay eggs.

Tail feathers have a different pattern from the eaglets. Am I correct that D13 has a band of white several inches up, while D14 has more white at the lower edges?  Their wings are adult length now, but not ready for flight yet. About a month from now, we'll be on fledge alert. Golly.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 16, 2021, 05:55:47 PM
Great pics, STL

 I have observed the same as you regarding the tail feathers on 13 and 14.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 17, 2021, 11:33:52 AM
On the Creek bank about 10:00 AM today, MrN ate enough of a large fish so he could fly with it to the nest. Lots of squeeing and manteling by D13.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2021, 12:28:19 PM
On the Creek bank about 10:00 AM today, MrN ate enough of a large fish so he could fly with it to the nest. Lots of squeeing and manteling by D13.

Great pics, STL :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2021, 12:50:00 PM
Mr North in with a fish at 12:22 pm, DN13 & 14 both got good bites.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2021, 05:08:18 PM
Backside view from earlier today....DN14 left, 13 right
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 17, 2021, 05:53:48 PM
Lisa, tails will be the definitive ID!  Here's another tail shot.

Earlier, I think DNF was perched above the nest and showing signs of scratching under her chin. Black flies perhaps, or maybe just dirt from fishing. Might have been MrN, hard to tell from the angle.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 17, 2021, 05:57:23 PM
Lori, enjoyed your gif!  Need to put those to music!  ;D  Nice pics of the deer - looked like you were right there in front of them.

Lisa, wonderful shots of the 'kids'.  Had to laugh at DN14 in his Dracula pose!  And thanks for the eagle head shot showing all the different areas and their proper names.  That's a keeper.  Might have to study that in case we have a quiz at the ATF Saturday dinner!

STL, nice variety of shots!  Thanks to you and all who contribute here, we are able to see every step of their development. 

Glad I wasn't watching when the baby hawks were brought in.  I don't have a problem watching the eaglets being fed something that was already deceased, but I (like Jaspurr) do have a hard time watching them kill something.  I love to watch the documentary type shows on BBC, but flip the channel when something is being chased down.  I know the animal doing the chasing has to kill in order to survive and feed their family, but I always root for the underdog and hope they escape.  :)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on May 17, 2021, 08:47:38 PM
The pigeons have been pushing the limits today.  Tonight (at around 8:18 p.m.) one of them landed on the branch above the nest and a parent flew in and gave chase.  It was very entertaining to watch!  Here's a video by GailM.  (Edited:  Our cam op said the eagle doing the chasing was Mr. North.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udkC4nOlaZE&t=2s



Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 18, 2021, 04:34:51 AM
My computer abilities are pathetically limited.  I don't even know how to send a picture to the forum from the live web cam.  The American Eagle Foundation has a nice head picture of a Bald Eagle with the anatomical features labeled.  I know you will know how to download it?

Hi Jaspurr! Did you get this taken care of?  Please let us know if you need any further assistance or you may send me a PM. Take care! :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 18, 2021, 05:00:39 AM
The pigeons have been pushing the limits today.  Tonight (at around 8:18 p.m.) one of them landed on the branch above the nest and a parent flew in and gave chase.  It was very entertaining to watch!  Here's a video by GailM.  (Edited:  Our cam op said the eagle doing the chasing was Mr. North.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udkC4nOlaZE&t=2s
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That pigeon is really fast! Thanks for posting Ginger! ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 18, 2021, 05:08:09 AM
Decorah North Nest home of DNF & Mr. North with DN13 & DN14

Love ya bro ((Hugz)) ;) Beautiful!
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Notice DN in the back intently watching the wingersizing moves :)
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Stick wars!
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Visitor to the left. Might be the downstairs tenant ;)
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The neighbors ;)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 18, 2021, 06:06:37 AM
Lisa, tails will be the definitive ID!  Here's another tail shot.

Earlier, I think DNF was perched above the nest and showing signs of scratching under her chin. Black flies perhaps, or maybe just dirt from fishing. Might have been MrN, hard to tell from the angle.

STL - Yes!  The tails are great identifiers!  Great pics.

NW - Thanks for the kind words.  I thought it was funny too when DN14 in his Dracula pose.  Oh no, quizzes??   ;D

Lori - Wonderful gifs of DN13 & 14!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 18, 2021, 06:28:06 AM
Mr North brought in a fish for breakfast, DN13 saw him coming and started squeeing, DN14 jumped into action...grabbed the fish and did some nice mantling. DN13 got a small bite in the end.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 18, 2021, 08:10:00 AM
Great pics and gifs everyone!

Looks like DNF has brought in another live hawklet. Ugh.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 18, 2021, 08:23:17 AM
Great pics and gifs everyone!

Looks like DNF has brought in another live hawklet. Ugh.

Yep, tig, another live one.   :(

Lessons for the D's.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on May 18, 2021, 09:05:25 AM
I hope this is the last hawklet.  I read online that RTH's lay 1-4 eggs.  I'm hoping this nest only had 3.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 18, 2021, 09:16:54 AM
Lisa, definite lessons for the kiddos.

Ginger, I hope so too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 18, 2021, 09:38:43 AM
The pigeons have been pushing the limits today.  Tonight (at around 8:18 p.m.) one of them landed on the branch above the nest and a parent flew in and gave chase.  It was very entertaining to watch!  Here's a video by GailM.  (Edited:  Our cam op said the eagle doing the chasing was Mr. North.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udkC4nOlaZE&t=2s


Ginger, thanks for the video link!  Mr. N was flying, literally and figuratively, when he was in pursuit - the eaglets could probably feel the breeze when he whipped past them!  You can tell how far up the nest is when you look at the cows just below it.  They look tiny!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 18, 2021, 09:59:28 AM
Lori, thanks for the gifs!  All very entertaining - loved the hugz and stick play. 

Lisa, great shots of their developing eagle manners! 

Another live baby hawk brought in?  Glad I missed that one too.  I also hope this is the last one, but I do understand the parents trying to teach their eaglets to kill in order to eat.  A necessary lesson, even if it does make me squeamish.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 18, 2021, 10:06:47 AM
I hope this is the last hawklet.  I read online that RTH's lay 1-4 eggs.  I'm hoping this nest only had 3.

Ginger, me too! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 18, 2021, 10:54:55 AM
The breeze picked up a lil, so DN13 decided to test out the wings.  Both feet off the nest for 13 on that lil wingercising hop!!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 18, 2021, 12:27:26 PM
DNF brought a floppy fish for lunch, both got a bite.  13 showed some nice mantling and also got the tail.  First pic is blurry, but DNF's wingspan is awesome!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 18, 2021, 01:16:00 PM
Great pics Lisa! Look at 13 go!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 18, 2021, 01:36:07 PM
Great pics Lisa! Look at 13 go!!

Thanks, tig!

Both are doing a great job mantling. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 18, 2021, 02:02:39 PM
DN13 & 14 took turns flapping their wings, and DN14 getting a lil shut-eye
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 18, 2021, 02:22:45 PM
Great pics and gifs from yesterday and today, all you posters.  Even the hawklet as a meal is part of the DNN process, but eeewww. I'm not capturing any of that on the rewind. 

Several fish on the menu courtesy of MrN and DNF.  DN13 and 14 are both getting aggressive with food.  Thanks to the cam ops for closeups. You are the greatest!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 18, 2021, 04:26:14 PM
Great pics and gifs from yesterday and today, all you posters.  Even the hawklet as a meal is part of the DNN process, but eeewww. I'm not capturing any of that on the rewind. 

Several fish on the menu courtesy of MrN and DNF.  DN13 and 14 are both getting aggressive with food.  Thanks to the cam ops for closeups. You are the greatest!

Wonderful pics, STL  :)

I hope we have seen the last of the hawklets for a while.   :(
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 18, 2021, 04:50:22 PM
Lisa, I agree about the hawklets.

Passing through the rewind to about 2PM, watch a cow going into the creek, leaving her calf on the far bank. After I took the pic, I realized that DNF or MrN was perched above the calf's location, just a tiny white dot that corresponds to the closeup of the scary tree perch pic posted a while ago.  When I was an editor for a print journal, they called me an eagle-eyed nit-picker!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 18, 2021, 06:57:04 PM
Another view at the creek, DNF being harrassed by a red-winged blackbird (at left), DNF flying around the pasture, still with that little bird in hot pursuit.  Do not mess with a breeding or nesting RWB! Later in the season, the bluejays do the same thing to the eagles.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on May 18, 2021, 10:13:34 PM
People oft say nature is cruel.

I personally feel that description of wildlife interacting with their particular environment or it's interaction with it is incorrect.

Having observed the outdoors my entire life I'd describe it more as just cyclical.

A redwood tree lives for century's and dies, it falls to the forest floor.
It spawns an entire new habitat for so many living things for multiple century's it's unbelievable. 

Very normal and predictable until it's not visible to us.

Just in our lifetime of instant internet camera observation gratification does nature not look maybe not so.

It was in balance and harmony looong before we screwed it up and started camera watching it.

Hopefully a Camera's bright light on the situation will help.   8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 19, 2021, 10:41:43 AM
Not much activity at DNN this morning, and the kids are still waiting on breakfast - 13 on left & 14 on right in both pics
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 19, 2021, 12:59:38 PM
Lisa, those tail closeups are like name tags for the eaglets!

Not much wind today so far, so wingercizing is subdued. D13 got a little airborne around 11AM.

The RWB was harrassing DNF at the creek bank again, and chased her all the way to the nest. If you have a big screen, you can see the whole flight on the rewind.  The eaglets were expecting food, and did some squeeing and charging at her feet. No luck yet.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 19, 2021, 01:22:28 PM
Lisa, those tail closeups are like name tags for the eaglets!

Not much wind today so far, so wingercizing is subdued. D13 got a little airborne around 11AM.

The RWB was harrassing DNF at the creek bank again, and chased her all the way to the nest. If you have a big screen, you can see the whole flight on the rewind.  The eaglets were expecting food, and did some squeeing and charging at her feet. No luck yet.

STL, yes those tails are....but I also noticed on DN14, they have a small indentation on their cere. It's not food, cause I have noticed it more than once on my pics and close-ups from the cam ops.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 19, 2021, 02:07:08 PM
Close-ups of DN13 & 14 - Thank you cam ops  :)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 19, 2021, 04:50:04 PM
Lisa and cam ops, love the closeups!
D13 seems to have more and brighter yellow on the face than D14. Even inside the nares (nostrils), D13 has yellow, while D14's nares are more gray.  Agree?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 19, 2021, 05:12:08 PM
Lisa and cam ops, love the closeups!
D13 seems to have more and brighter yellow on the face than D14. Even inside the nares (nostrils), D13 has yellow, while D14's nares are more gray.  Agree?

Agree  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 20, 2021, 08:14:36 AM
Morning pics from DNN - DN13 looking to see what a big mouth DN14 has, DN13 trying to get under DNF to stay dry,  DNF says no preening my feathers 13, and DN14 & DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 20, 2021, 09:39:36 AM
Lisa, Rainy pics give the eagles a new look!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 20, 2021, 09:50:06 AM
Great pics Lisa and STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 20, 2021, 10:03:57 AM
Great pics, STL and tig!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 20, 2021, 01:04:08 PM
Some random pics from DNN today - DN13 & 14 squeeing seeing breakfast arrive, Mr North arrives with a fish, and DNF & Mr North
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 20, 2021, 02:46:07 PM
Love seeing the Norths perching together in a creek tree. Maybe they were on a lunch date!    ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 20, 2021, 02:56:12 PM
Rewinding to about Noon, you can hear pigeon calls at the nest. Apparently all that chasing yesterday (or so) didn't discourage them.  D13 & 14 don't pay much attention to the little birds yet when they aren't prey/food.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 20, 2021, 03:38:37 PM
Rewinding to about Noon, you can hear pigeon calls at the nest. Apparently all that chasing yesterday (or so) didn't discourage them.  D13 & 14 don't pay much attention to the little birds yet when they aren't prey/food.

Great pic, STL.....their tail markings are beautiful.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 20, 2021, 03:43:07 PM
Close-ups of DN13, 14 & 13 laying next to each other, and 14 has one of 13's wing feather in his beak
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on May 20, 2021, 05:10:05 PM
Haven't been able to watch much today, so I'm especially grateful for all the beautiful pics posted! Thank you, all!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 20, 2021, 08:08:17 PM
DNN Home of Mr. North, DNF and DN13 & DN14
Right now live cam, raining & see the wiper in action!(https://i.gyazo.com/c0ed8d3ae87a27c25188c2632a5a8505.gif)

About 745 tonight fun in the wind
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Little jump...
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Decorah North DN13 jump over DN14 (explore.org 05 20 2021)
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3:14 pm CT DN13 jump over DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 21, 2021, 12:59:42 PM
Lori, your gif of D13 jumping over D14 is the best of the season!!

Rainy still at 1:00 today.  Pics from abut noon to 1:00 show DNF having a bath in the creek, while cattle observe and comment now and then, DNF drying out in a tree. Must be her spa day.  Meanwhile, MrN brought a large rabbit carcass to the nest for lunch. D13 & 14 ate everything, even the fur.  Watch for pellets.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 21, 2021, 01:17:10 PM
A few pics from earlier this morning at DNN, it was a rainy morning DN14 and 13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 21, 2021, 01:17:47 PM
Lori, your gif of D13 jumping over D14 is the best of the season!!

Rainy still at 1:00 today.  Pics from abut noon to 1:00 show DNF having a bath in the creek, while cattle observe and comment now and then, DNF drying out in a tree. Must be her spa day.  Meanwhile, MrN brought a large rabbit carcass to the nest for lunch. D13 & 14 ate everything, even the fur.  Watch for pellets.

Great pics, STL   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 21, 2021, 05:55:58 PM
DN13 feeling the wind under those wings on the edge of the nest, nice lil wingflap-hop, and a sprint across the nest with wings open
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 21, 2021, 06:04:30 PM
Glen Loyd videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEoPEqHL2Fg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwtAuJQ8R9g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtxHqiWSwbA
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 21, 2021, 06:21:54 PM
There was a RWBB that was pestering Mr North today.  He landed right underneath him at one point.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 21, 2021, 06:25:26 PM
Glen Loyd videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEoPEqHL2Fg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwtAuJQ8R9g

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

Thanks, T40  :)

I love that last one of them trying to get under DNF...those big babies don't fit anymore!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 21, 2021, 08:05:53 PM
Lisa, great pic of MrN and the RWBB, so fierce.

Some good closeups about 3:00 this afternoon, D13's feet & talons, then flapping and hopping. Must look up how old DN12 was last year when first branching, etc. Notes will be in the archive for 2020.

See 7:00+ this evening for a couple food drops, just single gulps for the first one to pounce.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 21, 2021, 08:07:11 PM
Couldn't resist the baby pose by D14!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on May 21, 2021, 09:50:05 PM
Mr. North brought a bone that looked like a spine to the nest tonight.  Both eaglets went for it but 13 grabbed it first.  14 then pulled it out of 13's throat but it was just too much for 14 to swallow and 13 got it back and got it down.  14 was much more aggressive than usual and really stood up for himself, but it was a losing battle.  Here's a video.

https://youtu.be/9-f9EKXGojE



Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 22, 2021, 06:26:37 AM
Mr. North brought a bone that looked like a spine to the nest tonight.  Both eaglets went for it but 13 grabbed it first.  14 then pulled it out of 13's throat but it was just too much for 14 to swallow and 13 got it back and got it down.  14 was much more aggressive than usual and really stood up for himself, but it was a losing battle.  Here's a video.

https://youtu.be/9-f9EKXGojE


Thanks for the video, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 22, 2021, 06:28:01 AM
Lisa, great pic of MrN and the RWBB, so fierce.

Some good closeups about 3:00 this afternoon, D13's feet & talons, then flapping and hopping. Must look up how old DN12 was last year when first branching, etc. Notes will be in the archive for 2020.

See 7:00+ this evening for a couple food drops, just single gulps for the first one to pounce.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 22, 2021, 06:30:52 AM
DN14 casts a pretty big pellet this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 22, 2021, 10:38:09 AM
Morning close-ups of DN14 - Thank you cam ops!  :)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 22, 2021, 11:59:45 AM
DNF brought in for lunch, what looked like maybe half of a white tailed deer fawn
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 22, 2021, 03:03:41 PM
A few random pics from DNN today - DN 13 & 14 in a heraldic pose, DNF in with a fish, and DN14 swallowing almost half a fish
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 22, 2021, 05:13:59 PM
Great pics today, Lisa. Same like every day!   ;)

I think the first venison of the year this morning. Correct?
From the angle of the knee bend, I'd say it was the rear half of the fawn. Do we know if DNF could kill a fawn, or would she take over a coyote kill?  Maybe both.

DN14 got a start on the lunch fish, but couldn't keep it away from D13.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 22, 2021, 05:16:26 PM
Active day at the North nest.  A few more pics, including the pigeon couple who are in coupling mode. The pic of the cooing one, up close, is the male, I'm pretty sure.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 22, 2021, 05:40:54 PM
Wonderful pics, STL

I believe you are correct about it being the first fawn of the year.  It did look the rear part of the fawn. 

The kiddos have been very well fed today. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 23, 2021, 10:08:23 AM
Some morning pics from DNN - A deer in the pasture, Mr North flew in with some really long grasses, and DN14 the lil ankle-biter was all over his foot looking for food
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 23, 2021, 12:58:47 PM
Lisa, Beautiful pic of the deer, with small antlers in velvet just starting to grow.  Don't-cha just love the aggression developing in the eaglets?

 Couple pics from today. With a quick rewind, it looks like they haven't gotten much food this morning. But there was bonanza yesterday.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 23, 2021, 01:26:16 PM
Lisa, Beautiful pic of the deer, with small antlers in velvet just starting to grow.  Don't-cha just love the aggression developing in the eaglets?

 Couple pics from today. With a quick rewind, it looks like they haven't gotten much food this morning. But there was bonanza yesterday.

STL, wonderful pics! 

Yes, our kiddos are growing up!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 23, 2021, 01:38:45 PM
Mr North brought in some cowghetti for lunch - DN13 in front/ 14 in back, and Mr North feaking his beak after the cowghetti meal
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 23, 2021, 03:52:59 PM
Lisa, cowghetti for Sunday dinner. Yum. This year, the cam ops can get good focus on eagles (and others) at the creek area. Better cameras + cam op skill.  Thanks!

Couple pics after the feeding.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 23, 2021, 04:13:41 PM
Lisa, cowghetti for Sunday dinner. Yum. This year, the cam ops can get good focus on eagles (and others) at the creek area. Better cameras + cam op skill.  Thanks!

Couple pics after the feeding.

Great pics, STL! 
I will pass on the cowghetti for Sunday dinner  ;D  The kiddo's can have mine!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 23, 2021, 04:19:51 PM
Beautiful tail markings on 13 & 14, and DN14 & DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 23, 2021, 05:36:03 PM
Live Webcam Lets You Watch Decorah, Iowa Eagles Nest

https://khak.com/live-webcam-lets-you-watch-decorah-iowa-eagles-nest/

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 24, 2021, 10:45:16 AM
A couple pics from DNN this morning....it was foggy
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 24, 2021, 11:02:22 AM
We are big kids now...we can eat cowghetti all by our self!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 24, 2021, 12:14:12 PM
Long birthing season for the cattle. Wonder if any of the cowghetti is really deerghetti??
I'm with you, Lisa, the eagles can have my share, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 24, 2021, 12:43:32 PM
Lisa, STL, tig - wonderful pics!  STL, agree that DN13 has brighter yellow on his/her commissure, and also darker gray on beak. And 14's baby pose was just too adorable.

Lori, love those gifs! Especially like the one where DN13 is playing leap frog over DN14!  ;D

BL, great example of the redwood tree falling and becoming habitat to so many other living creatures. Nature isn't cruel, it just IS.

T40, thanks for the Glen Loyd video links!  Touching and funny at the same time.  :)

Ginger, enjoyed the video of DN14 grabbing the spine out of DN13's mouth!  Their close comradery goes by the wayside when hunger takes over. 

Seems like DN13 will be the first to fledge - really getting to love the feel of wind under his/her wings.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 24, 2021, 12:51:04 PM
Came in too late for morning chat today, but enjoyed the day through the magic of rewind!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 24, 2021, 01:02:59 PM
Came in too late for morning chat today, but enjoyed the day through the magic of rewind!  :)

Beautiful pics, NW!

The fog this morning made the nest look so magical.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 24, 2021, 01:04:35 PM
Weeee, look at me, say DN13....I'm flapping,hopping and getting some air!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 24, 2021, 01:10:50 PM
That breeze is perfect for wingercizing and hovering!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 24, 2021, 01:11:50 PM
That breeze is perfect for wingercizing and hovering!

LOL, that first caption!!! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 24, 2021, 01:20:49 PM
Weeee, look at me, say DN13....I'm flapping,hopping and getting some air!


They sure are lovin' that wind today!  Not sure if this was DN13 or DN14...
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 24, 2021, 02:20:56 PM
Mr North in with a fish, DN14 grabs it, also does a great job mantling while eating, till DN13 sneaks over and steals the tail.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on May 24, 2021, 03:34:50 PM
Thanks for capturing the wingersizing and hovering.  It sure looks like they're having fun! ;D Loved those morning pics, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 24, 2021, 04:13:05 PM
DN13 left, DN14 right
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 24, 2021, 04:44:00 PM
Great pics today, y'all.  Fog makes for some artistic shots.  Good to see that D14 is developing all the aggressive eating skills right on time.  By the time they branch or fledge, they will both be ready.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 24, 2021, 05:07:27 PM
A little history -- From the archive of the North Nest 2020 --
May 26, 2020 was a foggy morning like today, almost a year ago. See pic copied to here. That's DN12 on the nest.

RRP noted that the average fledge for these nests is 75 to 81 days of age. So DN13 & 14 have a few weeks to grow. The age is way more important than the date. This year's hatch was earlier than last year's by about a week, I think.

In 2020, DN12 walked onto the nest patio and the babysitting branch on June 3, at 64 days old. If you go to about #30 for the North Nest, you will see pics and discussion. There was some flying to branches, too. And actual fledge was on June 9, at 70 days old.  Remember, DN12 was a single eaglet. And the black flies were not a problem.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 24, 2021, 05:39:08 PM
Great shots STL & Lisa
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 24, 2021, 05:56:40 PM
Great shots STL & Lisa!

Great pics, NW, that is DN13 sporting the bling.

STL- Thanks for the history from 2020.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 25, 2021, 07:39:22 AM
A few morning backside pics - 13 left/14 right, and 13 top, 14 bottom
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 25, 2021, 10:55:38 AM
A few morning backside pics - 13 left/14 right, and 13 top, 14 bottom


Lisa, nice pics of their tail feathers!  Those are a great way to tell who's who.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 25, 2021, 11:07:50 AM
A few morning backside pics - 13 left/14 right, and 13 top, 14 bottom


Lisa, nice pics of their tail feathers!  Those are a great way to tell who's who.

Thanks, NW....definitely and ID'er for now. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 25, 2021, 11:37:54 AM
Must be hot and humid at the North nest this morning. Love those heraldic poses.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 25, 2021, 11:55:54 AM
Must be hot and humid at the North nest this morning. Love those heraldic poses.

Great catch, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 25, 2021, 04:37:24 PM
Several more random pics from today.
Have the eaglets been fed today?
Lately, not much sign of pesky you-know-whats to bother the eagles.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 25, 2021, 04:45:01 PM
Several more random pics from today.
Have the eaglets been fed today?
Lately, not much sign of pesky you-know-whats to bother the eagles.

Great pics, STL.....hopefully that wind today is keeping the you-know-whats away. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 25, 2021, 04:47:56 PM
Some pics from DNN today - DN13 casts a big pellet, and DN14 & 13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on May 25, 2021, 06:21:51 PM
Yesterday DN14 tried to swallow a fawn limb but it was too long for him to get completely down.  Luckily, DN13 pulled it out of his mouth.  Whew!  That was scary!.  Here is Eaglespirit's video: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4WzjY6Fha4

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 25, 2021, 07:03:49 PM
Does the too-long-leg qualify as "eyes too big for the stomach" or some such thing?  Thanks for the video, Ginger.  The DNs need to learn how to separate legs at the joints. I'm sure the adults can do that.

In earlier weeks, MrN removed several items that were too big for the eaglets.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 26, 2021, 06:59:34 AM
Yesterday DN14 tried to swallow a fawn limb but it was too long for him to get completely down.  Luckily, DN13 pulled it out of his mouth.  Whew!  That was scary!.  Here is Eaglespirit's video: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4WzjY6Fha4


That was scary....thanks for posting the vid, Ginger  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 26, 2021, 07:10:26 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Waiting on breakfast, both heads tucked, and DN13 flapping and hopping
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on May 26, 2021, 10:48:01 AM
Wonderful pics STL & Lisa!  It seems these eaglets cast pellets more than the Decorah eaglets, and it may be because of the various animals brought to the north nest.  More bones and fur than the mainly fish diet the other nest had.  I was thinking of that expression too STL!  Funny!  ;D

Ginger, thanks for providing the video link.  Thank goodness 13 pulled it out! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 26, 2021, 11:23:16 AM
Wonderful pics STL & Lisa!  It seems these eaglets cast pellets more than the Decorah eaglets, and it may be because of the various animals brought to the north nest.  More bones and fur than the mainly fish diet the other nest had.  I was thinking of that expression too STL!  Funny!  ;D

Ginger, thanks for providing the video link.  Thank goodness 13 pulled it out!

Thanks, NW

I agree, the DNN kids have a wide variety of food.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 27, 2021, 06:30:52 AM
It's a lil breezy at DNN this morning, and DN13 is wingercising and hopping!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 27, 2021, 12:08:46 PM
Lisa, love the wings & hops!  DN13 seems to be landing on a pile of something that has been on the nest since during the night on the rewind. Not sure what it is -- prey, grasses, hard to tell in the rainy weather.  DNF landed later in the morning, defeathering something.  Time to inspect the rewind, maybe check the Chat text.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 27, 2021, 12:10:19 PM
Great pics and vids everyone!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 27, 2021, 12:33:05 PM
Lisa, love the wings & hops!  DN13 seems to be landing on a pile of something that has been on the nest since during the night on the rewind. Not sure what it is -- prey, grasses, hard to tell in the rainy weather.  DNF landed later in the morning, defeathering something.  Time to inspect the rewind, maybe check the Chat text.

STL - It was another hawklet that DNF brought in yesterday.  Thank goodness the kids didn’t seem very interested in it, and it passed sometime during the night.  It has since been fed to them tho.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 27, 2021, 12:33:53 PM
Great pics and vids everyone!

Great pics, tig  :)

Kids are getting a lil soaked.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 27, 2021, 12:37:34 PM
Lisa, I looked at rewind from this morning at full-screen size, and agree that the prey was likely another hawklet. Lots & lots of white feathers, not a lot of meat on those bones.  Please be the last of the hawks!  I was kind of hoping it might be an osprey.

Moving on, let's see what the rest of the day brings.  More rain and cold?  Flapping & hopping?  Testing the patio branches?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 27, 2021, 02:11:33 PM
Rain day at DNN - DNF & DN13 shoulder to shoulder, and front to back....DN13, DN14 and DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 27, 2021, 06:32:44 PM
Great mantling skills by DN14, DN14 picking at some unidentified food that DNF brought in, and DN13 spreading wings
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 28, 2021, 08:09:31 AM
Great pics Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 28, 2021, 08:17:13 AM
Great pics Lisa!

LOL, great captions, tig
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 28, 2021, 09:12:40 AM
Great pics Lisa!

LOL, great captions, tig

Thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 28, 2021, 12:16:34 PM
Tig, love your captions for the cold, rainy pics!

Scrolling through the rewind from last night, I noticed that one of the DNs was sleeping standing up. Probably DN13 who tends to do these grown-up behaviors first. And at noon, DN13 & DN14 were lying flat with their heads tucked under their wings!

In between, they have been picking at leftover legs of pheasant and fawn. Not much meat there, but good practice for foraging.

If it stays windy this afternoon, we might see some high-hopping-flapping.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 28, 2021, 12:31:53 PM
Tig, love your captions for the cold, rainy pics!

Scrolling through the rewind from last night, I noticed that one of the DNs was sleeping standing up. Probably DN13 who tends to do these grown-up behaviors first. And at noon, DN13 & DN14 were lying flat with their heads tucked under their wings!

In between, they have been picking at leftover legs of pheasant and fawn. Not much meat there, but good practice for foraging.

If it stays windy this afternoon, we might see some high-hopping-flapping.

STL - Great pics...the kiddos need some sun!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 28, 2021, 01:10:11 PM
DN13 was feeling the wind under those wings, and did an awesome hop over 14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 28, 2021, 05:02:23 PM
Lisa, great big air under those wings!

Mid-afternoon had the eaglets on watch, but no food deliveries that I saw on the rewind. DNF dropped in for a minute just to say hello.  Maybe something will come after 5:00 for dinner.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 28, 2021, 05:03:11 PM
DN13 and 14 looking and waiting for a good meal
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 28, 2021, 05:04:08 PM
Lisa, great big air under those wings!

Mid-afternoon had the eaglets on watch, but no food deliveries that I saw on the rewind. DNF dropped in for a minute just to say hello.  Maybe something will come after 5:00 for dinner.

Great pics, STL  :)

Yes, 13 was getting some nice air!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on May 28, 2021, 06:39:50 PM
At 5:45 p.m. DNF brought some fish.  DN14 grabbed and mantled and successfully prevented DN13 from stealing.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 29, 2021, 07:56:44 AM
Morning pics from DNN - DN14 looking at DN13 in front, and DNF brought in a small bite of food and DN14 grabbed it
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 29, 2021, 07:59:45 AM
A few more morning pics
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on May 29, 2021, 08:19:08 AM
Great pics Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 29, 2021, 08:27:10 AM
Great pics Lisa!

tig - Great pics too!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 29, 2021, 12:25:15 PM
The kiddoes look great this morning.  Quiet holiday so far. Just waiting for the parade to start.  Will the cows come first?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: kizzyjr on May 29, 2021, 06:27:15 PM
These were requested by a chatter.  I hope you All enjoy them.


The Original Heart Shaped Decorah North Nest 2016-2018, that we know of.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: kizzyjr on May 29, 2021, 06:37:02 PM
The RRP Starter Nest in 2018 for the North 's.

Look at the ladder branch distance from the nest

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: kizzyjr on May 29, 2021, 06:42:49 PM
And here we have the Current North Nest in 2021.

Again look at the Ladder Branches

Sorry but it kept saying file to large

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 29, 2021, 07:53:36 PM
Great pics, kizzy!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on May 29, 2021, 09:14:50 PM

Here's a pic of DNF taking off from the stream sometime before 5:00 today.  She flew to the stream directly from the nest to get some drinks of water and then flew from there to the streambank where she hung out for awhile.

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Around 5:00 p.m. today Mr. North was on the ground under the nest with prey (muskrat).  Apparently it was too heavy for him to easily get up to the nest and he did some low flying here and there with it until finally he flew off a little higher further away from the nest and was out of sight.  Some time later he landed on the porch.  During the time he was on the ground he was mobbed by a couple of red-winged blackbirds.  Here's a vide from Eaglespirit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJjlpYMd0dg&t=4s
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 30, 2021, 09:58:29 AM

Here's a pic of DNF taking off from the stream sometime before 5:00 today.  She flew to the stream directly from the nest to get some drinks of water and then flew from there to the streambank where she hung out for awhile.

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Around 5:00 p.m. today Mr. North was on the ground under the nest with prey (muskrat).  Apparently it was too heavy for him to easily get up to the nest and he did some low flying here and there with it until finally he flew off a little higher further away from the nest and was out of sight.  Some time later he landed on the porch.  During the time he was on the ground he was mobbed by a couple of red-winged blackbirds.  Here's a vide from Eaglespirit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJjlpYMd0dg&t=4s


Ginger - Thanks for the video.  I was out all day, so its nice to see some happenings from yesterday.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 30, 2021, 10:02:26 AM
DNF to the nest this morning with no food, but an intruder must have been near.  I assume she is flying off after the intruder, and the kids are watching her.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: kizzyjr on May 30, 2021, 11:07:44 AM
just some ss I took
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 30, 2021, 12:11:29 PM
just some ss I took

Great pics, kizzy

Love the pic of their beautiful tail feathers
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 30, 2021, 12:45:06 PM
Kizzy, thanks for the comparison pics of the Decorah North nest. There has sure been a buildup in the height of the nest.  And for the pics from early today; love those distinctive tail feathers.

Ginger, thanks for the video from Eaglespirit. MrN worked hard to get that muskrat to the nest. When he landed with it on the porch/patio, I thought sure the eaglets would charge down there. Nope. They need another few days to grow their big-kid-bravery.

Lisa, your pic of DNF in takeoff mode looks like a fighter jet. Most impressive. If I were the intruder, I'd be outta there in a hurry. Thanks.

Good to see the sunshine so everything can dry out.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 30, 2021, 12:50:26 PM
Here's DNF in a way telescopic view about 12:30 PM.  Cam op magic!    ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: kizzyjr on May 30, 2021, 02:07:52 PM
DNF above Mr. Below

Mr. alone
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: kizzyjr on May 30, 2021, 02:11:49 PM
They do like to be together

DN13 gave DN14 the look " Really Dude?" lol
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: kizzyjr on May 30, 2021, 02:19:54 PM
Mr brought a sucker and DN13 got it

Mr was perched over there
DN13 saw him and was watching him
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 30, 2021, 02:53:43 PM
Great pics from this afternoon, kizzy!

STL, yes....I would not want to mess with DNF if I were an intruder!    ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 30, 2021, 03:22:35 PM
A few pics from DNN this afternoon - DN14 resting its beak on 13's head, DN13 laying its head on 14, DN13 looking up, and DN13 front/DN14 back
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: monarch on May 30, 2021, 03:34:03 PM
foods on!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 30, 2021, 05:40:57 PM
foods on!

monarch
, love the double mantle pic!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 31, 2021, 01:13:42 PM
A few random pics from DNN this morning/afternoon -DN 13 & 14 trying to bite the leaves on the tree, DN13 warbling on the rails, DN13 & 14 in sync following something, and DN13 on the rails with wings spread
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 31, 2021, 02:54:10 PM
Great pics, everybirdy!  Good to see new post-ers here on the Forum.  The more the merrier.

The eaglets are thisclose to branching.  Keep your eyes open, cam ops.   ;)

Few pics from today. MrN brought a really big fish early AM. Interesting that despite the charging & mantling eaglets, they back off and wait patiently for a parent to unzip the big food items.   When food is not on the table, DN13 & 14 seem to be in a mostly gentle, friendly relationship. They rest next to each other, sit together, nibble on each other.  Remember the days of bobblehead bashing? 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 31, 2021, 04:13:42 PM
STL, love that 3rd pic.....looks like 13 is saying, "can you hear me now!"  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 31, 2021, 04:59:12 PM
It's cowghetti for dinner!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on May 31, 2021, 06:54:39 PM
Love the closeups, Lisa, in spite of the "icky" meal.

Few more pics. It has been a day of varied menu.

The muskrat or opossum brought at about 3:30 -- grayish, smallish, bare black tail.  DN14 did a good job of claiming it and ate most of it without much help from DN13.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 01, 2021, 07:25:25 AM
Love the closeups, Lisa, in spite of the "icky" meal.

Few more pics. It has been a day of varied menu.

The muskrat or opossum brought at about 3:30 -- grayish, smallish, bare black tail.  DN14 did a good job of claiming it and ate most of it without much help from DN13.

Wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 01, 2021, 07:34:37 AM
Morning pics from DNN - DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 01, 2021, 09:21:26 AM
Around 8:40 a.m. DN13 hop/stepped onto the Ladder Branch.  She didn't stay there too long because Mr. North arrived with a small fish piece so she scrambled back to the nest but 14 got the piece.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 01, 2021, 11:00:32 AM
It's a Really Big Day at the North nest!

 DN13 stepped up on the Ladder Branch this morning, at the age of 67 days + hours. A few more pics to commemorate the accomplishment.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: kizzyjr on June 01, 2021, 01:40:35 PM
DN13 is a Big Girl Now
Way to go DN13

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 01, 2021, 01:55:00 PM
Oh, I just knew I would miss something exciting running errands today!

Thanks for the great pics, kizzy and STL!!

WTG DN13!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 01, 2021, 03:29:22 PM
Few more pics from this afternoon's big adventure for DN13.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 01, 2021, 05:12:24 PM
Decorah North Nest Home of Mr. North & DNF with little ones DN13 & DN14

Beautiful fly in sunrise this morning with breakfish!
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I'm so proud!!! Awesome Mantle DN14 from yesterday(https://i.gyazo.com/88c97293eb959e8c72eac51aa83b6bf1.gif)

From today...Not considered an official branch due to walking up the branch instead of flying, but I am proud of you DN13, way to go!

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This afternoon "DN13" Yea, I got this...  8)
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Sibling closeups 5-31
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Decorah Eagles North Early morning 06 01 2021
https://youtu.be/5zMs0nsKn6I via blossom holland
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 01, 2021, 05:27:50 PM
Beautiful, Lori!!!  8) :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: kizzyjr on June 01, 2021, 05:28:19 PM
just before 5 pm nest time

DN13 Flew off the branch to the nest
DN14 was not happy and went after her
they had a very good tussle
DN13 won the fight DN14 submitted

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 01, 2021, 06:28:58 PM
just before 5 pm nest time

DN13 Flew off the branch to the nest
DN14 was not happy and went after her
they had a very good tussle
DN13 won the fight DN14 submitted

Wonderful pics, Kizzy!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on June 01, 2021, 08:10:36 PM
I saw a little of the special happenings live today. Way to go, D13! Love all the beautiful snips shared by so many of you today and the beautiful gifs from Lori. Thank you all!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 02, 2021, 06:26:05 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Mr North brought in a fish for breakfast which DN14 is eating, DN13 is still eating the prey from yesterday with the help of Mr North, Mr North & DNF, and DN13 back on the ladder branch this morning.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 02, 2021, 11:46:40 AM
Love the fly-in gif & other pics from Lori!  And all the pics from Lisa and Kizzy.  Things are heading towards a fledge before we know it.

Few from this morning: pre-light feeding on nestovers including a raccoon carcass, I believe. Full-screen rewind provided a pretty good look at it (no pic). MrN brought a small sucker fish that DN13 claimed and ate while DN14 got help with the carcass.

DN14 was really, really close to stepping onto the branch at about 9:30 AM. At 10, a parent brought a large sucker fish that DN14 mantled, but DN13 stole it.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 02, 2021, 11:49:27 AM
One more -- DNF brought 'ghetti at 11:00 and DN14 claimed it.  DN13 is full, so back to the Ladder Branch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 02, 2021, 12:27:13 PM
One more -- DNF brought 'ghetti at 11:00 and DN14 claimed it.  DN13 is full, so back to the Ladder Branch.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 02, 2021, 12:29:31 PM
DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 02, 2021, 05:02:59 PM
Racoon was delivered by Mr North for dinner
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 02, 2021, 06:33:22 PM
Nice pics from today, Lisa and STL.

If you look closely in that pic of Mr. North flying to the nest with the raccoon, you'll see that he had an escort of three red-winged blackbirds.  They are just relentless, aren't they?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 02, 2021, 07:07:30 PM
Afternoon pics on the rewind.  Great effort by MrN to bring a juvenile raccoon to the nest, and great pics.   ;D

Yes, those red-winged blackbirds are surely relentless. What we're seeing is the male birds. The females are brown with white streaks that you'd never guess is the same species. They must be brooding eggs about now.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 02, 2021, 07:09:14 PM
Couldn't resist this pic of DN13 and DN14 allopreening.  Best buddies some of the time.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 03, 2021, 11:01:47 AM
Tuning in at about 10 AM for MrN struggling with something heavy with a naked tail near the creek and flying to a branch near the nest. Probably muskrat. He flew off, and DNF delivered a fish to the nest.  DN14 claimed it and DN13 pushed for some. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 03, 2021, 11:20:23 AM
Nice pics from today, Lisa and STL.

If you look closely in that pic of Mr. North flying to the nest with the raccoon, you'll see that he had an escort of three red-winged blackbirds.  They are just relentless, aren't they?


Thanks, Ginger  :)

I wasn't sure if you could see the RWBB in the pic or not. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 03, 2021, 11:21:02 AM
Tuning in at about 10 AM for MrN struggling with something heavy with a naked tail near the creek and flying to a branch near the nest. Probably muskrat. He flew off, and DNF delivered a fish to the nest.  DN14 claimed it and DN13 pushed for some.

Wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 03, 2021, 11:36:28 AM
Some kind of red meat was delivered by Mr North, and after the meal Mr North in the stream
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 03, 2021, 11:37:02 AM
Wow, that was awesome! Just left chat that had been extended so everyone could see Mr. get the prey up to the nest (finally!).  Think it was an opossum. At one point they showed the tail and it looked like a possum tail.  They ate it so fast there was nothing left but a pile of fur in a matter of minutes!  Great way to start the day!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 03, 2021, 11:40:55 AM
Wow, that was awesome! Just left chat that had been extended so everyone could see Mr. get the prey up to the nest (finally!).  Think it was an opossum. At one point they showed the tail and it looked like a possum tail.  They ate it so fast there was nothing left but a pile of fur in a matter of minutes!  Great way to start the day!

Great pics, NW!

I thought I saw a paw in that pile of fur. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 03, 2021, 11:45:17 AM
Wow, that was awesome! Just left chat that had been extended so everyone could see Mr. get the prey up to the nest (finally!).  Think it was an opossum. At one point they showed the tail and it looked like a possum tail.  They ate it so fast there was nothing left but a pile of fur in a matter of minutes!  Great way to start the day!

Great pics, NW!

I thought I saw a paw in that pile of fur.

I've been away from forum for a while and was just looking at pics from the end of May forward - you all get the best shots!!  Simply outstanding!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 03, 2021, 11:50:05 AM
Wow, that was awesome! Just left chat that had been extended so everyone could see Mr. get the prey up to the nest (finally!).  Think it was an opossum. At one point they showed the tail and it looked like a possum tail.  They ate it so fast there was nothing left but a pile of fur in a matter of minutes!  Great way to start the day!

Great pics, NW!

I thought I saw a paw in that pile of fur.

I've been away from forum for a while and was just looking at pics from the end of May forward - you all get the best shots!!  Simply outstanding!

The cam ops give the best views!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 03, 2021, 11:50:52 AM
Exciting morning, that's for sure. As the eaglets get older, the Norths expose them to bigger and more varied menus! MrN worked hard to deliver that possum for lunch. Closeups showed it to be light gray, furry, so not a muskrat (brown).   Few more pics.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 03, 2021, 11:54:08 AM
Some random morning pics from DNN - 13 & 14 were still a lil sleepy this morning, in sync scratching an itch, waiting on breakfast to arrive, and picking on some nestovers
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 03, 2021, 01:18:47 PM
Decorah eagle crash lands - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t96VGwmSwXI
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 03, 2021, 01:31:24 PM
Fantastic shots Lisa & STL!  I've always watched the other Decorah nest and have really enjoyed learning how other eagles raise their young this year.  I said that after this season, if the Decorah eagles either go back to N2B or we get cameras at N3, I will have to become ambinestrous.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 03, 2021, 01:43:53 PM
Decorah eagle crash lands - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t96VGwmSwXI

Wow! Missed seeing that live, but heard about it in chat today.  Mr. truly is an awesome eagle and a fantastic Dad!  Thanks for sharing that video T40!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 03, 2021, 02:23:51 PM
Fantastic shots Lisa & STL!  I've always watched the other Decorah nest and have really enjoyed learning how other eagles raise their young this year.  I said that after this season, if the Decorah eagles either go back to N2B or we get cameras at N3, I will have to become ambinestrous.  ;D

NW - DNN is certainly different than watching Decorah. 

I really miss seeing Mom & DM2, but so glad that we have Mr North and DNF to watch. 

DNF ranks right up there with Mom, as being an awesome eagle.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 03, 2021, 02:27:23 PM
Decorah eagle crash lands - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t96VGwmSwXI

Thanks for the video, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 03, 2021, 03:31:09 PM
I'm confused because on rewind,  I can't find the crash landing at the North nest this morning.  In Loyd's video, he calls it Decorah and Dad instead of Decorah North and MrN. The pictures look like the North nest for sure, and 2 large eaglets waiting.  What time was the crash landing??  Are there camera views we do not see when we watch from RRP's live feed?  Help, someone!   :o
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 03, 2021, 03:36:15 PM
So, from about 1:00 to 3:30 this afternoon, some new action.  MrN and DNF are perched in a creek tree together while the eaglets sit around on the nest with lots of flies hovering around the nestovers.  Suddenly, both parents take off and come to the nest, as if there might have been an intruder. DNF lands on the nest and hollers, while MrN lands on the babysitting branch (I think).  He flies away soon after, but DNF is still on the nest at 3:30 PM, way on alert.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 03, 2021, 03:38:56 PM
Closeups from this afternoon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 03, 2021, 03:42:33 PM
I'm confused because on rewind,  I can't find the crash landing at the North nest this morning.  In Loyd's video, he calls it Decorah and Dad instead of Decorah North and MrN. The pictures look like the North nest for sure, and 2 large eaglets waiting.  What time was the crash landing??  Are there camera views we do not see when we watch from RRP's live feed?  Help, someone!   :o

STL - Video is definitely from DNN.  Don't know for sure, but Glen Loyd videos usually lag about 2 days from the time of the actual event. Believe he gets most of his video from Decorah and DNN videographers. Sorry for the confusion!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 03, 2021, 07:59:08 PM
T40, thanks very much for clarifying the timing on Glen Loyd's video. Because it was posted today, I assumed it showed action from today. Well, you know what happens when we "assume."   ;)

 There have been several occasions recently when MrN brought heavy prey to the nest, raccoon, possum, muskrat. Easy to miss some of the action on the rewinds. Glen would do us a good service by adding the date/time of the action on his videos. 

Do we Forum posters have access to video of previous days, farther back than the 12 hours of the rewind? Or a video archive on the RRP site?  All of our still pics are wonderful, but video gives us all the motion and the sound!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 04, 2021, 04:57:47 AM
STL - There are quite a few of video makers who create videos everyday of the nest activity.  If you search Decorah Eagles on YouTube, you can find them there. 
Our Decorah chat mod tulsaducati creates alot of videos.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 04, 2021, 07:07:20 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Mr North brought in something boney looking for breakfast
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 04, 2021, 07:11:36 AM
Lisa, that bony breakfast looks like backbone, maybe from the fawn that was in parts a day or so past.

Thanks for the suggestion to look for videos on YouTube from mods and chatters and others. I'll do that.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 04, 2021, 07:14:27 AM
Lisa, that bony breakfast looks like backbone, maybe from the fawn that was in parts a day or so past.

Thanks for the suggestion to look for videos on YouTube from mods and chatters and others. I'll do that.

You're welcome  :)

Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 04, 2021, 12:17:10 PM
The breakfast menu expands to groundhog (woodchuck) that DNF (I think) brought to the nest at about 7:30 this morning. See ID pics that I copied from a Google search.

She dropped off the carcass and flew away. The looks from DN13 & 14 are priceless, and clueless!  I laughed out loud at their expressions.  A while later, MrN came to help with the opening up and feeding.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 04, 2021, 12:30:40 PM
These three people record a LOT of videos of Decorah North:

Tulsaducati (RRP chatroll mod -- started doing a lot of videos this year):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxy5aQklKp561IlERAw6dTA

Lizzy G Eaglespirit (RRP cam op)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRoarOGJp1TWiwgesEjmHbQ

Blossem Holland (has always made a lot of videos)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPDDqQpbAV9vKHTf5jXjGQ
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 04, 2021, 12:57:32 PM
These three people record a LOT of videos of Decorah North:

Tulsaducati (RRP chatroll mod -- started doing a lot of videos this year):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxy5aQklKp561IlERAw6dTA

Lizzy G Eaglespirit (RRP cam op)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRoarOGJp1TWiwgesEjmHbQ

Blossem Holland (has always made a lot of videos)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPDDqQpbAV9vKHTf5jXjGQ


Ginger, thanks for the additional names....I know you do it too, and I could not remember the other names of who did it, but I knew there were many.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 04, 2021, 01:04:24 PM
A few pics from when prey was brought in earlier today - DN14 puts his foot down on the prey, and DN14 left/DN13 right
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 04, 2021, 03:00:18 PM
Some afternoon pics from DNN - 14 on the left and 13 on right
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 04, 2021, 03:06:46 PM
Ginger, Thanks for the links to prolific video-creators for RRP!   :D

Lisa, lovely pics.  It's a hot afternoon at the North nest (90+ degrees).  In another hour or so, DN14 will be 69 days old and DN13 will be 71 days old.  Such handsome juvies.  Last year, DN12 branched and fledged (kinda by accident) at 70 days old.  There's no rush for these eaglets. Seems none or very few black flies and gnats this year.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 04, 2021, 07:04:25 PM
Rewind to 5:30 PM for dinner delivery and ensuing scuffle.  DNF brought fawn leg parts; both eaglets went after it in fine fashion. Couple pics, but it's better in motion.  Love all those eagle wings.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 04, 2021, 07:42:31 PM
Great pics, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 05, 2021, 07:37:17 AM
DNF delivered a nice big fish for breakfast, but before delivering she sat on the branch of the dead tree with it, and had a lil visitor accompany her. Oh, and 13 got the fish!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 05, 2021, 07:44:05 AM
It's going to be a hot day at DNN.  Supposed to get up to 94 degrees.

Lisa -- cool pics of DNF perched with her big fish.  That dead tree is actually the bottom part of Yonder Branch. 

Here's Tulsa's video from last year of DN12's fledge (including the pre-flight prep).  He sure was ready.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQvP6bHHH4c&t=487s
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: kizzyjr on June 05, 2021, 09:51:15 AM
DN!$ finally made it this morning
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 05, 2021, 10:38:13 AM
It's going to be a hot day at DNN.  Supposed to get up to 94 degrees.

Lisa -- cool pics of DNF perched with her big fish.  That dead tree is actually the bottom part of Yonder Branch. 

Here's Tulsa's video from last year of DN12's fledge (including the pre-flight prep).  He sure was ready.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQvP6bHHH4c&t=487s


Thanks, Ginger!

I never realized the dead tree was actually part of the yonder branch.  Thanks for letting me know!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 05, 2021, 10:38:31 AM
DN!$ finally made it this morning

WOOOHOO!!!  WTG 14!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: kizzyjr on June 05, 2021, 10:42:27 AM
these are blurry but DN13 was above...DN14 below...DN13 wanted down and this is what occurred

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 05, 2021, 10:45:23 AM
At around 9:34 this morning after a brief bit of head bobbing, DN14 stepped onto the Ladder Branch.  Neither eaglet has officially branched (as far as I know), which would involve actual flight up to the branch.  After a bit, DN13 decided to come back down and flew over 14.  That was a little scary.  Both are back on the branch now with DN14 on top and 13 below.  You could tell that 13 wanted to be on top but didn't see a way upward.

Lisa -- The cam op told us that the branch was the lower part of Yonder Branch.  I would never have figured that out on my own.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: kizzyjr on June 05, 2021, 11:17:14 AM
Ginger , Amy has said that a fly down also constitutes a branching and DN13 flew down from the Ladder this past Tuesday.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 05, 2021, 11:23:05 AM
these are blurry but DN13 was above...DN14 below...DN13 wanted down and this is what occurred

Great pics, kizzy.....13 did good!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 05, 2021, 11:28:19 AM
At around 9:34 this morning after a brief bit of head bobbing, DN14 stepped onto the Ladder Branch.  Neither eaglet has officially branched (as far as I know), which would involve actual flight up to the branch.  After a bit, DN13 decided to come back down and flew over 14.  That was a little scary.  Both are back on the branch now with DN14 on top and 13 below.  You could tell that 13 wanted to be on top but didn't see a way upward.

Lisa -- The cam op told us that the branch was the lower part of Yonder Branch.  I would never have figured that out on my own.


 :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 05, 2021, 11:42:16 AM
Ginger , Amy has said that a fly down also constitutes a branching and DN13 flew down from the Ladder this past Tuesday.

Thanks for the clarification, kizzy.  I always have trouble remembering how RRP defines branching.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 05, 2021, 11:51:02 AM
A few pics from DNN - DN14 swallowing a fish, DN13 below & DN14 top, and 14 wants down and hops and flaps over 13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: kizzyjr on June 05, 2021, 11:59:45 AM
DN14 finally flew over DN13 to get down, then did a happy flap lol

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: kizzyjr on June 05, 2021, 12:02:02 PM
Lisa,
Nice Pics was collecting as you posted lol.


Ginger
Your Welcome
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 05, 2021, 12:19:50 PM
DN14 finally flew over DN13 to get down, then did a happy flap lol

Great set of pics too, kizzy!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 05, 2021, 04:40:44 PM
Great pics from Lisa & Kizzy today. Best news is that DN14 has stepped onto the Branch. And hopscotching is working to get the top-perched eaglet back onto the nest, for both of them.

In the pic attached, is this the Yonder Branch tree that's now dead? (from earlier discussion)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on June 05, 2021, 05:52:43 PM
https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2688.0;attach=545702;image

STL's picture of the prey doesn't look like a ground hog to me. Too square of a snout. I'd say a small bear from the shape of the snout, but it is pretty small for a bear.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 05, 2021, 06:04:36 PM
https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2688.0;attach=545702;image

STL's picture of the prey doesn't look like a ground hog to me. Too square of a snout. I'd say a small bear from the shape of the snout, but it is pretty small for a bear.

What about a mink?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on June 06, 2021, 09:32:21 AM
https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2688.0;attach=545702;image

STL's picture of the prey doesn't look like a ground hog to me. Too square of a snout. I'd say a small bear from the shape of the snout, but it is pretty small for a bear.

What about a mink?
Yes it may well be. We don't have minks here in eastern MD so I googled it, and it does look similar to me.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 06, 2021, 10:32:54 AM
Arcadia, Ginger, that prey from a day or so ago is most definitely a groundhog (woodchuck). I googled it and found several photos that are a "dead ringer" for the prey -- ha, ha for the pun.  See two photos attached, again.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 06, 2021, 10:37:50 AM
This morning, about 10:15 AM, DNF brought the carcass of a mammal, including the head, partially eaten, longish reddish hair, I thought maybe a fox. Nope, when DNF carried it across the nest, there was a long leg with a tiny hoof at the end. Bingo, another fawn.

DN13 & 14 aren't very hungry and weren't very interested in it.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 06, 2021, 01:14:59 PM
A few random shots from DNN this morning - Breakfast arrived early this morning...14 got it, 13 stole it, but 14 kept a lil bit, and just chillin' in the nest!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 06, 2021, 04:19:39 PM
Lisa, don't you just want to nudge them onto the porch (or patio)?

One of the parents has been in the creek and on the ground next to the creek this afternoon. I didn't do a pic because the camera lens seems to be blurry. Probably pollen and other detritus from the area. I believe the cameras are all too far away for poop shoots at this nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 06, 2021, 05:00:42 PM
Lisa, don't you just want to nudge them onto the porch (or patio)?

One of the parents has been in the creek and on the ground next to the creek this afternoon. I didn't do a pic because the camera lens seems to be blurry. Probably pollen and other detritus from the area. I believe the cameras are all too far away for poop shoots at this nest.

I was biting my nails when 13 was "living on the edge"!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 07, 2021, 09:19:38 AM
Here's a video I recorded from last night around Midnight.  DN13 came down from the Ladder Branch and startled DN14 who wingslapped and grunted (or croaked or whatever you want to call it) at 13.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMNlsd18yoI




Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 07, 2021, 09:20:43 AM
Pellet cast at about 8:44 a.m.  I THINK this was DN14.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 09:36:04 AM
Here's a video I recorded from last night around Midnight.  DN13 came down from the Ladder Branch and startled DN14 who wingslapped and grunted (or croaked or whatever you want to call it) at 13.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMNlsd18yoI


13 is lucky they didn't get knocked out the nest with that wingslap!

Great pic of the pellet!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 09:46:27 AM
Morning pics from DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 10:12:56 AM
Brunch was served - Mr North in with a fish, 13 got it, 14 came down looking for one too, so Mr North hi-tailed it out of the nest
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on June 07, 2021, 10:18:29 AM
DN13 and DN14 are just too precious!  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 12:35:00 PM
DN14 on bottom, 13 on top
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 07, 2021, 01:22:30 PM
Lisa, love the closeup pic of DN13&14 perched on the Ladder Branch today.
They seem to be casual about moving ahead with their exploration skills.  That's OK, means we get to enjoy them longer.  Apparently no plans to do any banding this year at DNN.
In rewind, I caught the legs of 2 people walking across the field near the creek. Wasn't able to re-locate that bit of action.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 02:01:31 PM
Lisa, love the closeup pic of DN13&14 perched on the Ladder Branch today.
They seem to be casual about moving ahead with their exploration skills.  That's OK, means we get to enjoy them longer.  Apparently no plans to do any banding this year at DNN.
In rewind, I caught the legs of 2 people walking across the field near the creek. Wasn't able to re-locate that bit of action.

Thanks, STL  :)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on June 07, 2021, 02:06:57 PM
Beautiful close-ups, Lisa! As we all know, they sure can perch for a long time! ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 02:09:15 PM
Beautiful close-ups, Lisa! As we all know, they sure can perch for a long time! ;D

Thank you, nan :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 02:14:23 PM
A lil over an hour ago on rewind, DN13 had enjoy of perching and wanted down.  13 flapped those wings and went over 14, and it even looked like they put a foot on 14's back while going over.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 02:59:54 PM
Nice fly-in from DNF with a fish delivery
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 07, 2021, 04:16:16 PM
Lisa, your fish fly-in pics are way better than mine. Here are just a couple different views. DNF flew to the creek after delivering the big fish, where she was harassed by a red-winged blackbird.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 05:06:42 PM
Lisa, your fish fly-in pics are way better than mine. Here are just a couple different views. DNF flew to the creek after delivering the big fish, where she was harassed by a red-winged blackbird.

Those are wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2021, 05:14:33 PM
A few close-ups from earlier this afternoon
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 08, 2021, 06:46:33 AM
A few morning pics from DNN - Parent in tree and kids squeeing, 13 playing with a stick, and 13 down on the porch & 14 is jumping for joy!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on June 08, 2021, 08:40:07 AM
Great morning pics, Lisa!  Is that 13's first time on the porch?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 08, 2021, 12:17:36 PM
Hey nanimal, the rewind shows DN13 on and off the porch several times early this morning.  DN14 looks like it won't be long to get there, too.  Lots of stuff to pick at on the porch.  One of the pigeons was cooing on a branch near the porch, also, for a short while.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 08, 2021, 12:35:02 PM
Great morning pics, Lisa!  Is that 13's first time on the porch?

nan - Yes, first time on the porch for 13 today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 08, 2021, 01:44:14 PM
Hey nanimal, the rewind shows DN13 on and off the porch several times early this morning.  DN14 looks like it won't be long to get there, too.  Lots of stuff to pick at on the porch.  One of the pigeons was cooing on a branch near the porch, also, for a short while.

Wonderful pics, STL!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 08, 2021, 03:22:47 PM
Cam ops giving us great closeups of profiles and feathers this afternoon.  Also, DNF made a couple food drop offs; she flies away quickly to make room for eager eaglets to do their thing.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 08, 2021, 05:16:16 PM
Sleepy eaglets - DN13 and DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 08, 2021, 07:38:55 PM
Lisa, love those sleepy pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 09, 2021, 04:21:36 AM
Lisa, love those sleepy pics!

Thanks, STL

I agree with you...the cam ops have been giving some really nice close-ups.

Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on June 09, 2021, 07:21:46 AM
Thanks, Lisa and STL, for the feedback about the porch.  Will be looking for 14's visit soon.
As I was enjoying the gorgeous closeups yesterday I thought back to my first season with Decorah, 2011.  The cams were nothing like we have today, but I was enthralled, nevertheless (obviously... I'm still here)!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 09, 2021, 08:36:19 AM
A few morning pics from DNN - 13 was out on the porch very early this morning, 13 still lovin' the porch this morning, 14 doing a lil wingercising in the morning sun, and DN13 still sittin' on the porch!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 09, 2021, 08:47:54 AM
Mr North brought in breakfish, and DN14 cleared 13 nicely.  He got his landing gear up and over 13!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 09, 2021, 10:42:38 AM
Lisa, love all your pics today, especially the closeup of DN13 on the outer rim of the porch!

DNF spent the night with DN13 on the Ladder Branch. About 4:30 AM, DN13 clambered over her to get to the nest, where DN14 was picking at leftovers (no pic, better on rewind).

Mid-morning brunch from DNF was a large, whole trout that DN14 claimed and worked at unzipping.  DN13 seemed uninterested and stayed on the Ladder Branch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 09, 2021, 10:52:34 AM
Lisa, love all your pics today, especially the closeup of DN13 on the outer rim of the porch!

DNF spent the night with DN13 on the Ladder Branch. About 4:30 AM, DN13 clambered over her to get to the nest, where DN14 was picking at leftovers (no pic, better on rewind).

Mid-morning brunch from DNF was a large, whole trout that DN14 claimed and worked at unzipping.  DN13 seemed uninterested and stayed on the Ladder Branch.

Those are wonderful pics too!

You are right about that 4:30am-ish climb over DNF...it would have not made for a pretty pic.  Rewind is your friend on that one.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 09, 2021, 07:30:35 PM
Late afternoon feeding, all four eagles together for moments at about 5:00 PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 09, 2021, 07:32:10 PM
Two closeups of DNF while the eagles were together about 5:00 PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 04:10:26 AM
Some afternoon pics from DNN yesterday...posted these in the wrong thread  ::) - 13 way out on the porch, beautiful DNF, and everyone is eating, even Mr North....14(front) has a fish and 13(top) has something feathered...duckling maybe?
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 10, 2021, 10:32:03 AM
Another day, seems like the DNs want to keep hanging around.  As long as the black flies don't get too bad, they might as well.

Spectacular season here at Decorah North.  Thanks to the camera operators, and to RRP for making it all possible.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 11:10:49 AM
Another day, seems like the DNs want to keep hanging around.  As long as the black flies don't get too bad, they might as well.

Spectacular season here at Decorah North.  Thanks to the camera operators, and to RRP for making it all possible.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 11:13:06 AM
A few captures I took early this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 11:27:56 AM
DN13 has branched, and done it very well!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 10, 2021, 11:45:27 AM
Lisa -- I think it's a branch of the nest tree and not a different tree?  If she flew to a branch on a different tree it would be a fledge.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 10, 2021, 12:29:26 PM
On chat they're saying it's a branch, and a darn good one at that!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 12:30:55 PM
Lisa -- I think it's a branch of the nest tree and not a different tree?  If she flew to a branch on a different tree it would be a fledge.

Oops...sorry! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 12:31:59 PM
On chat they're saying it's a branch, and a darn good one at that!  ;D

Great screen caps, NW!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 01:24:50 PM
Afternoon pics - DN14 on the porch, Dn13 looked like they were trimming some twigs off the branch, 13 back to the nest and looked like a pro, and DN13 & DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 10, 2021, 01:44:17 PM
Wonderful shots, Lisa!  Looks like your 3rd pic and my first one are just about the same.  I like the fact that DN13 seems very comfortable now with using those beautiful wings. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 01:52:52 PM
Wonderful shots, Lisa!  Looks like your 3rd pic and my first one are just about the same.  I like the fact that DN13 seems very comfortable now with using those beautiful wings.

Great pics, NW!

I agree with you, 13 looks very comfortable. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 10, 2021, 02:12:43 PM
Whoopie!  Branching or fledging, either one is wonderful and exciting. What a day for DN13, and a big accomplishment for DN14 stepping onto the porch.  Didn't you love the DN13 flyover on the first return?  I can just imagine DN14 thinking, "What the ----- was that?"

More pics, can't get enough.  DN13 was very deliberate about getting the first flight just right. The rewind is perfect for watching and watching.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 10, 2021, 02:15:05 PM
More pics.  DN13 made a second flight to the perch branch just before 2 PM, and is still there at this post.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 10, 2021, 03:34:03 PM
More pics.  DN13 made a second flight to the perch branch just before 2 PM, and is still there at this post.

Great shots, STL!  I missed that 2nd flight, but I'll catch it in rewind.  Something tells me we may be seeing a fledge or two very soon now.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2021, 04:24:17 PM
More pics.  DN13 made a second flight to the perch branch just before 2 PM, and is still there at this post.

Great pics, STL

An exciting day for both kiddos!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 10, 2021, 08:14:46 PM
Thanks for the kudos from me and the kiddos.
Has there been any food dropped off today?
Couple evening pics.  That's DN13 in flight. Maybe DN14 tomorrow.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 11, 2021, 07:19:54 AM
DN13 is in exploration mode this morning early.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 11, 2021, 07:21:22 AM
Great pics STL!
13 is certainly in exploratory mode. I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't fledge today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 07:28:43 AM
Exciting morning in the oak....DN13 is making their way from branch to branch
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on June 11, 2021, 07:28:52 AM
Aw, fledge is coming soon!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 07:29:38 AM
DN13 is in exploration mode this morning early.

Great pics, STL!

Maybe today is the day for 13!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 11, 2021, 07:56:31 AM
Happiness is... DNN DN13 & DN14

DN13..."Check this out bro!"
(https://i.gyazo.com/2ed18efa232b0bf1affa409cb6945ce7.gif)

DN14..."Oh, that's nothin', watch me!!!"
(https://i.gyazo.com/960b6c5f1bf1347a380dfb6bf043a643.gif)

DN13..."Betcha can't do this!" 
(https://i.gyazo.com/6fee1e3161388d87f3bc93eebe50abb1.gif)

 DN14 "Whoa.. Ok, bro, you WIN this time" ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 11, 2021, 08:13:39 AM
Great pics and gifs Lisa and Lori!!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 08:18:26 AM
Haha, Lori...love you commentary for the pics!  Great gifs!!!!  8)

tig - Love that close-up view of 13
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on June 11, 2021, 08:28:45 AM
I still find it amazing that they grow up so fast!  8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 11, 2021, 09:27:31 AM
Woohoo 13!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 09:28:42 AM
13 takes flight, and it was beautiful!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 09:29:59 AM
Woohoo 13!

Great pics, tig....14 looks so lonesome now!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 11, 2021, 09:46:17 AM
Beautiful fledge for DN13.  Powerful and self-assured.  Now we need to locate!  ;) :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on June 11, 2021, 10:08:32 AM
Congrats DN13!!! :D Thanks, all, for the great pics and gifs on this exciting day!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 11, 2021, 10:16:57 AM
Thanks Lisa and great pics!

Yes, poor 14 looks very lonesome!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 10:25:26 AM
14 has decided to explore below the nest.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 10:25:59 AM
Thanks Lisa and great pics!

Yes, poor 14 looks very lonesome!

And, in a very awkward predicament...lol
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 11, 2021, 11:29:06 AM
More pre-fledge pics of DN13 this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 11, 2021, 11:32:28 AM
At last, DN13 fledges!  Great to have many pics and gifs of this exciting moment.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 11:33:06 AM
More pre-fledge pics of DN13 this morning.

Wonderful pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 11, 2021, 11:35:51 AM
DN14 had some excitement this morning, also.  Betcha the pigeons were startled.

Both eaglets should get really big fish to celebrate. 

DN13 is more correctly a fledgling now.  Whee.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 11, 2021, 12:40:40 PM
Lunch for DN14, well-deserved.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 01:02:16 PM
A few afternoon pics of DN14 - 14 sees Mr coming in with a fish for lunch, and 14 came back up for some bites.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 11, 2021, 01:49:55 PM
The grocery and other errands have to wait today for eagle stuff!  Love your pics, Lisa.

DNF has been fishing and brought a small one to DN14. DNF quickly returned to the creek.  Hope to see DN13 out there soon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 01:52:01 PM
The grocery and other errands have to wait today for eagle stuff!  Love your pics, Lisa.

DNF has been fishing and brought a small one to DN14. DNF quickly returned to the creek.  Hope to see DN13 out there soon.

STL, I know what you mean...I can't get anything done today!   ;D

Great pics!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on June 11, 2021, 03:43:09 PM
What a comical pose on that first one, Lisa! looks like he/she found a perfect seat!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 04:00:12 PM
What a comical pose on that first one, Lisa! looks like he/she found a perfect seat!  ;D

Thanks, Peep  :)

I am a sucker for the baby of the bunch, and they just have the cutest lil face. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 11, 2021, 05:11:28 PM
DNN home of Mr. North, DNF and little ones DN13 & DN14 Congratulations to DN13 beautiful fledge!!!
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A couple throwback pics... so proud of you 2!!!
Daddy & me...
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Mommy & me...
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Decorah North Eagles - DN13 Fledges @9:18 AM CT on 6/11/21 explore.org
https://youtu.be/3rKKmzKzCBw via gabear
After a great deal of pre planning, DN13 takes that leap of faith into its new world! 
DN13 Hatched - 3/25/21
DN13 Fledged – 6/11/21 @9:18 AM CT
DN14 Hatched – 3/27/21

DN13 is 78 days old on fledge day. DN14 has been branching around the nest – may not be long before it makes the decision to join DN13 in the wider world. DN14 is 76 days old.
The parents will continue to watch over and provide food for fledged eaglets for quite a while – weeks or months until they disperse. Hopefully we will be able to see them in nearby trees, over near the stream, or back at the nest for a rest or some food deliveries. 😊

Also... Beautiful video via Blossem Holland of DN13 Fledge and DN14 venturing out under the nest today with closeups. https://youtu.be/G8Mbhmn-iwgvia blossem holland
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2021, 05:56:20 PM
A few afternoon pics from DNN - DNF to the nest, Mr North with prey, and DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on June 11, 2021, 06:31:23 PM
This is a good nest! I love having a Y branch. I think they are better for the E's to branch and fledge.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 11, 2021, 08:13:57 PM
Evening finds DN13 back at the nest -- sitting high in the Ladder Branches.  Happy eagle dreams, everyone.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on June 12, 2021, 12:47:18 AM
DNN 2021 nest stats. 

Another "Decorah" Bald Eagle leaves it's natal nest by it's own powered flight.   8) 8) 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJq_O1pyJi0

That another IA Bald Eagle has flown away from it's natal nest makes our conservation hearts soar.    ;D
 
Evening finds DN13 back at the nest -- sitting high in the Ladder Branches.  Happy eagle dreams, everyone.
Yup.
That there is a one learned 1st flight smart talon fed eagle.
1st flight away .. Fly right back to nest for food.  :)  ;)

What an awesome sight and privilege to behold thanks to RRP.  So appreciative.  :-* 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 12, 2021, 06:45:20 AM
Great gifs and pics Lori, Lisa and STL!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 12, 2021, 07:08:20 AM
What an awesome sight and privilege to behold thanks to RRP.  So appreciative.  :-*
ALWAYS!!!  :)

tig - Wonderful pics this morning
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 12, 2021, 07:11:41 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Together again, and Mr North flying up to the tree
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 12, 2021, 10:27:58 AM
Early morning pics of DN13 coming down to the nest -- awkwardly.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 12, 2021, 10:35:32 AM
Eaglets don't seem to hold grudges. When the dominance tussle is over, it's over. DN13 wins.

ABout 9:00 AM, MrN brought a large duck (female mallard I think) and started defeathering when DN13 took over. But defeathering is a hard skill, so the duck carcass is at the front of the nest (facing us) awaiting a parent's help from what I can see at 10:30 AM.  The view is out of focus, so hard to tell.  Very windy.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on June 12, 2021, 10:49:10 AM
Beautiful fledge this year! Praying that nothing bad happens to them!  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 12, 2021, 12:09:18 PM
Bluejays have started to object to eagles perching in the creek trees. There's always something.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 12, 2021, 05:13:13 PM
Some afternoon pics from DNN - Mr North brought in a small racoon just recently
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 13, 2021, 06:43:05 AM
A few morning pics from DNN - Both eating on some nestovers, and relaxing in the nest
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 13, 2021, 08:54:55 AM
13 off to explore!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 13, 2021, 09:06:52 AM
13 off to explore!

Great pics, tig!

Gonna add a few that I captured.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 13, 2021, 09:12:39 AM
DN13 is off on another day of adventures - She flew from the nest to perch tree, then made her way around the tree till she flew off and to the left. 
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 13, 2021, 09:21:10 AM
13 off to explore!

Great pics, tig!

Gonna add a few that I captured.

Thanks!
Your pics are great too!

13 is looking strong!!!

Poor 14! Definitely wants to follow big sib on an adventure!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 13, 2021, 09:24:35 AM
13 off to explore!

Great pics, tig!

Gonna add a few that I captured.

Thanks!
Your pics are great too!

13 is looking strong!!!

Poor 14! Definitely wants to follow big sib on an adventure!

Yes, 13 is definitely looking strong!

14 need to get some courage up!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 13, 2021, 12:39:13 PM
Loving the pics of DN13 doing the fly-around this morning. Looked like maybe perching near the Love Branches to the left of the nest as we look at it. That's where DN13 disappeared, chased by a RWBB.

DN14 got a couple food drops this morning. This eaglet is great at grabbing and mantling, but not good with fur and feathers yet. Raccoon again?  Parent was eating something in the field, like to lessen the weight before flying to the nest at noon. MrN I believe.

It's 12:35 PM and I can hear the pigeons, but not see them.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 13, 2021, 01:08:08 PM
Loving the pics of DN13 doing the fly-around this morning. Looked like maybe perching near the Love Branches to the left of the nest as we look at it. That's where DN13 disappeared, chased by a RWBB.

DN14 got a couple food drops this morning. This eaglet is great at grabbing and mantling, but not good with fur and feathers yet. Raccoon again?  Parent was eating something in the field, like to lessen the weight before flying to the nest at noon. MrN I believe.

It's 12:35 PM and I can hear the pigeons, but not see them.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 13, 2021, 01:58:32 PM
Thanks, Lisa. All eagle pics are such good watching.

Speaking of watching, 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 North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 13, 2021, 02:59:10 PM
A few afternoon pics of DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 13, 2021, 03:00:18 PM
Thanks, Lisa. All eagle pics are such good watching.

Speaking of watching, 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.

Thanks for the info, STL and great pic. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on June 13, 2021, 03:12:14 PM
 He looks hot! Is there any water near this nest?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 13, 2021, 04:39:21 PM
He looks hot! Is there any water near this nest?

There is a stream where Mr North and DNF get fish.  Its on the other side of the pasture.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 13, 2021, 04:41:31 PM
DN14 and the pidgeon
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 13, 2021, 08:46:04 PM
Lisa, Great catch of the pigeon visiting DN14.  I missed that on the rewind.

DN14 certainly has lots of nestovers to pick at -- duck, raccoon, what else?

Any sign of DN13 since the morning fly-around?  At first glance of my 7 PM pic with the parent in a creek tree, I thought the second eagle was DN13, but on full screen you can see too much white.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 14, 2021, 12:39:51 PM
DN13 needs to give DN14 a little encouragement.  "Hey bro it is easy.  Let me give you a little push and show you how.  It is so much fun.  You will love it."
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2021, 12:47:30 PM
DN13 needs to give DN14 a little encouragement.  "Hey bro it is easy.  Let me give you a little push and show you how.  It is so much fun.  You will love it."

YES!!!! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2021, 12:47:55 PM
Lisa, Great catch of the pigeon visiting DN14.  I missed that on the rewind.

DN14 certainly has lots of nestovers to pick at -- duck, raccoon, what else?

Any sign of DN13 since the morning fly-around?  At first glance of my 7 PM pic with the parent in a creek tree, I thought the second eagle was DN13, but on full screen you can see too much white.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 14, 2021, 01:16:27 PM
Lisa, just noticed your landing picture.  Wheels down, flaps down, cleared to land.  Nailed it.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2021, 01:34:11 PM
Lisa, just noticed your landing picture.  Wheels down, flaps down, cleared to land.  Nailed it.

Which one was that??  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 14, 2021, 02:29:11 PM
Lisa, it was yesterday at 2:59, the first shot. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2021, 02:45:52 PM
Lisa, it was yesterday at 2:59, the first shot.

Ohhh, lol
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 14, 2021, 02:47:49 PM
Lisa, just realized that was DN14 not 13.  If DN14 would just take off he has the landing posture perfected.  Sorry about that.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2021, 02:58:48 PM
Lisa, just realized that was DN14 not 13.  If DN14 would just take off he has the landing posture perfected.  Sorry about that.  ;)

Right, he just need a lil courage!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 14, 2021, 05:06:59 PM
So DN14 is still a nest-sitter.  And MrN (I think) gave in and brought a fish at about 1:15.  Otherwise it has been nestover cleanup time.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2021, 06:13:09 PM
So DN14 is still a nest-sitter.  And MrN (I think) gave in and brought a fish at about 1:15.  Otherwise it has been nestover cleanup time.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 14, 2021, 06:41:17 PM
Bless Mr. North for bringing a fish. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 14, 2021, 07:17:15 PM
Jaspurr, the Norths are such pushovers!  DNF brought something about 7 PM, and has been feeding DN14 little bites just like 2 months ago!  That eaglet may never leave home.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 04:46:45 AM
Jaspurr, the Norths are such pushovers!  DNF brought something about 7 PM, and has been feeding DN14 little bites just like 2 months ago!  That eaglet may never leave home.   ;)

Great pics, STL

I was watching from my iPad last night, and saw DNF feeding 14...she can't let her baby go hungry.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 15, 2021, 06:10:27 AM
D14 was sitting in the same place last night when I went to bed.  I am going to remind him that he has a very important appointment today for private fishing lessons at the river bank (not the nest).  Don't make Dad wait for you.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 06:14:49 AM
Morning pics of our homebody DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 15, 2021, 06:25:37 AM
Lisa, stop with the adorable pictures.  STL, "push over" is not the first adjective that comes to my mind when I think of Mom.   :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 08:36:10 AM
More morning pics from DNN - Mr North & DN13 to the right on lower branch, DNF up top, DN13 below, DN14 resting on branch, and DNF to the nest with something in her talons for DN14
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51249786555_c4c02cf484_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51249489699_ae3ecf418f_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51248013562_f1695c3a60_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51248013637_ca9ceeb1d5_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 15, 2021, 09:25:54 AM
Great pics Lisa and STL!

Yes, 14 is living the life of Riley! I wouldn't leave either!! HA!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on June 15, 2021, 09:30:36 AM
Love seeing the pic of Mr. North and DN14 together! :D Thanks, Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 10:02:44 AM
Great pics Lisa and STL!

Yes, 14 is living the life of Riley! I wouldn't leave either!! HA!

Haha, yep it's like he has no care in the world to leave the nest!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 10:03:01 AM
Love seeing the pic of Mr. North and DN14 together! :D Thanks, Lisa!

You're welcome, nan  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 15, 2021, 10:20:31 AM
Mom just landed with no food.  Took off and flew overhead for awhile.  D14 watched Mom and started flapping his wings while I held my breath.  I am not going to get anything done today. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 15, 2021, 10:59:02 AM
D13 just flew to the nest.  Hey bro, why are you still here?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 15, 2021, 11:00:11 AM
Jaspurr, I haven't gotten anything productive like housework done for about a week, glued to the computer screen!

Delighted to see DN13 in a creek tree this morning.  Time to learn how to fish and capture land-based prey.  DN14 is looking . . . like a nest-body, hanger-on.  One of these times this one will fledge, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 15, 2021, 11:05:18 AM
Jaspurr, DN13 & 14 are squeeing, but seems no tusseling.  The story continues.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 11:13:46 AM
DN13 returns to the nest, has some nestovers and is resting on the branch with DN14
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51249046686_2aa6948f20_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51249800814_a22f3225a9_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51249046746_4fc808f81e_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51250099480_780e0fc7d8_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 11:15:26 AM
Jaspurr, I haven't gotten anything productive like housework done for about a week, glued to the computer screen!

Delighted to see DN13 in a creek tree this morning.  Time to learn how to fish and capture land-based prey.  DN14 is looking . . . like a nest-body, hanger-on.  One of these times this one will fledge, too.

Me either on the housework!

Wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 15, 2021, 11:20:27 AM
Thank you STL and Lisa for getting the shots.  I wish I knew how to do that.  Lol, no squabbling, just D13
telling D14 how wonderful it is out there.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 15, 2021, 11:24:28 AM
Great pics STL and Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 15, 2021, 11:45:38 AM
I was thinking the same thing tig.  Maybe a little hungry also.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 15, 2021, 12:04:38 PM
Jaspurr, you can find oodles of instructions online for taking screenshots.  Depends on what kind of computer and software you have, so Google-away and start posting with us.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 12:09:56 PM
Great pics STL and Lisa!

Great pics, tig! 

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 12:40:33 PM
Some close-ups of DN13(bottom) & DN14(top) - Thanks cam ops  :)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51249365718_ea091f2114_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51248457982_d8c8ff67f1_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51249939919_ba6db3a30a_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51249381328_8d0d76df94_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 15, 2021, 01:00:27 PM
Looks like a fawn leg was brought in.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2021, 01:06:25 PM
Looks like a fawn leg was brought in.

I think so.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 15, 2021, 02:07:47 PM
STL, I have lots of screen shots on my computer.  What I don't understand is how to send them from my computer to the forum at RRP.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 15, 2021, 04:25:26 PM
Jaspurr, oh good, you have done the hard part!  In case other "newbie" or shy Forum viewers would like to post a picture here, I'll explain in a post instead of a private message.

1. Under the comments box that you already use, see the label Attachments and other options and click on that line.
2. Below that, see Attach: and a Browse ... box. Click in the Browse box.
3. The window that opens is your computer. Find the picture that you want to post.
4. Click on the picture file name or the thumbnail (however you save pics), then click on the Open button to put the picture into your Forum screen.
5. Choose up to 4 pictures using "more attachments". Type your comments as usual. Then click on the Post button to share with us.

Try it!  The Forum program will prompt you if there's an error.  If you have questions, we can PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2021, 06:54:36 AM
Mr North delivered a fish this morning, 14 got it and was doing a good job mantling till he lifted his wing and 13 slid in for the steal.  A fish rumble began, and the last pic is where 13 ends up with the fish.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51251433779_e5bc4c675c_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51249956947_34d5e1e886_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51250879733_c02f0505c0_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 16, 2021, 07:26:00 AM
Lisa, I just watched the fish rumble! Thanks for your pics.  This one will make a great video.  DN13 is really aggressive, but DN14 is an impressive defender.  Tug-O-Fish
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 16, 2021, 07:30:18 AM
Forgot the pic.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2021, 07:39:29 AM
Lisa, I just watched the fish rumble! Thanks for your pics.  This one will make a great video.  DN13 is really aggressive, but DN14 is an impressive defender.  Tug-O-Fish

I agree, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 16, 2021, 10:16:14 AM
That fish rumble was fun to watch and even though she gave up when 13 stole the fish, I noticed that 14 didn't hang her head in submission.  I think 14 is feeling more confident.  I sure wonder when 14 will fledge.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2021, 11:04:39 AM
That fish rumble was fun to watch and even though she gave up when 13 stole the fish, I noticed that 14 didn't hang her head in submission.  I think 14 is feeling more confident.  I sure wonder when 14 will fledge.

Ginger, I noticed that 14 didn't hang their head either.  Hopefully, today or tomorrow 14 will get the courage up and fledge!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2021, 11:06:28 AM
DN13 on the lower part of the Yonder branch
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51252166120_c0e0d5a58e_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51251119691_e8cc321bc5_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 16, 2021, 11:21:21 AM
STL, thank you for trying to help me with posting screenshots in the forum.  I spent a couple of hours fooling around with it last night but I am too computer challenged.  If you want to know how to buy anything on line, I'm your gal but anything else?  You and Lisa take such great pictures that I am very content to look at your postings.
D14 sitting on his favorite tree branch.  :-[
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 16, 2021, 11:24:31 AM
Lisa, oh goody, I'm correct with this tree/branch called the Yonder.  DN13 had a nice fly-around after leaving the nest-perching branch before coming back to the Yonder.  Likely we'll see DN13 near the creek later today.  Come on, DN14, time to join the fledging party!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2021, 12:24:38 PM
Lisa, oh goody, I'm correct with this tree/branch called the Yonder.  DN13 had a nice fly-around after leaving the nest-perching branch before coming back to the Yonder.  Likely we'll see DN13 near the creek later today.  Come on, DN14, time to join the fledging party!

STL - Ginger has a great pic where she has all the DNN Branch Names and Porch, maybe she will share it with us here.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 16, 2021, 12:55:22 PM
In case anyone has trouble remembering branch names, here's a pic I labeled.  I also labeled the porch area of the nest.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7844b157ba90e9961d973fa959bffe6c73fee060d7a01178302532e9ab8fcb88.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2021, 12:56:32 PM
Thank you, Ginger  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 16, 2021, 01:04:49 PM
Here's a little more info. about Yonder Branch.  It is a separate tree and includes the top part, the lower branch where DN13 was perched this morning, and also that stump that we've seen the parents perch on (especially when trying to get prey to the nest). We can't see that lower branch with the nest cam because it's hidden by the nest so the cam op uses the pasture cam when showing that.  Here are some pics that JanJ posted this morning on Explore to show Yonder Branch.  She snipped them from Dave Kester's video when he rescued DN9 in the pasture.  They show the entire Yonder Branch tree which is a view we never get from the cam.

The nest is behind and to the right.

(http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ba17ccab4063443dfa2a27803880d32f720f9126a45957ad1a98bfebb1a5edb6.jpg)

(http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b5d130523a4851cd2e3ac2214427a24663b2f8ba019f70a4df430f2e8dd07767.jpg)

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/23d7c7f72661f649cacac334e038dbeba5bb2212450b6cbd0f61635fa4adbed2.jpg)

The nest
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 16, 2021, 01:06:57 PM
Thank you, Ginger  :)

You're welcome, Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2021, 01:08:38 PM
WOW, when looking at the Yonder branch from the cam it looks so close, but looking at that first pic you post with the nest in the background it seems kinda far away. 

Ginger, will you also post that other pic that Jan posted with the names of the trees on the stream side, please?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 16, 2021, 01:25:38 PM
WOW, when looking at the Yonder branch from the cam it looks so close, but looking at that first pic you post with the nest in the background it seems kinda far away. 

Ginger, will you also post that other pic that Jan posted with the names of the trees on the stream side, please?

I didn't see that pic.  When did she post it?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 16, 2021, 01:26:41 PM
Here's Dave Kester's video of DN9's rescue.  This is where JanJ's snips of Yonder Branch came from.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEoqMbRO6Qw
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2021, 01:31:48 PM
WOW, when looking at the Yonder branch from the cam it looks so close, but looking at that first pic you post with the nest in the background it seems kinda far away. 

Ginger, will you also post that other pic that Jan posted with the names of the trees on the stream side, please?

I didn't see that pic.  When did she post it?

Maybe yesterday, or the day before.  I thought she said it was your pic, as you named all the trees in it.  I might be mistaken tho!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2021, 01:37:37 PM
Afternoon close-ups of DN14
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51251554118_e131770fd4_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51252407155_5c87e81438_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51252408285_2aa653ee65_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 16, 2021, 01:47:10 PM
WOW, when looking at the Yonder branch from the cam it looks so close, but looking at that first pic you post with the nest in the background it seems kinda far away. 

Ginger, will you also post that other pic that Jan posted with the names of the trees on the stream side, please?

I didn't see that pic.  When did she post it?

Maybe yesterday, or the day before.  I thought she said it was your pic, as you named all the trees in it.  I might be mistaken tho!   ;D

I looked in Jan's profile but didn't find it.  Here's one that I posted about 5 days ago.  It's not the best pic, but it does show 3 of the trees.  It's just that the view is pretty distant.  The Claw Tree is not on here.  It's off screen to the left.  Also, DN12's tree isn't indicated.  It is around halfway between the Spit Tree and the Scary Tree.


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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2021, 01:52:46 PM
Yes, that looks like the pic, thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2021, 04:53:38 PM
DN13 on Scary tree (Ginger hope I got that right), and DN14 on the porch
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2021, 05:26:08 PM
DN13 has a following of friends
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51251021397_4f4236f47f_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51251021377_414d001c16_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 16, 2021, 06:59:51 PM
Ginger, thanks so much for posting the labeled pics of North nest branches & locations and also the one of some creek trees with labels. Soooo helpful.  Don't recall a Spit Tree!  Must be a story about that name.

Love seeing the Yonder Tree from a different perspective.  It's the next best thing to being there.

Thanks to the cam ops for giving us all these great views.

Lisa, thanks for your pics of these great views. There's one of DN14 this afternoon that makes me think there's an eagle right in the room with me!

DN13 is a real free-flying eagle, able to come and go with apparent ease.  Isn't it grand?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 16, 2021, 07:38:49 PM
Stl -- We call it the Spit Tree because it's directly behind the spit.  One definition of a spit is that it's a projection of land that has water on three sides of it.  This pic shows what we call the spit.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c718c6de4ca1a2ca96bcf6bfc3c2826242a36a23ed90963bdfa12a6b1709ba6b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on June 17, 2021, 12:28:54 AM
That 'spit' of land was not there on this creek 27 years ago as I waded up this awesome IA Trout Stream.
The land owners were most welcoming.  8)
I caught my limit and waded out as quietly as I came in .. No BE's in sight back then.  :(

Captain Roger. Thank you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpUoILdBQXQ
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2021, 05:47:49 AM
Ginger, thanks so much for posting the labeled pics of North nest branches & locations and also the one of some creek trees with labels. Soooo helpful.  Don't recall a Spit Tree!  Must be a story about that name.

Love seeing the Yonder Tree from a different perspective.  It's the next best thing to being there.

Thanks to the cam ops for giving us all these great views.

Lisa, thanks for your pics of these great views. There's one of DN14 this afternoon that makes me think there's an eagle right in the room with me!

DN13 is a real free-flying eagle, able to come and go with apparent ease.  Isn't it grand?

Thanks, STL, kinda felt like 14 was looking right at you, huh? 

Wonderful pics from yesterday!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2021, 05:48:25 AM
Ginger and BL - Thank for the info and pics on the Spit
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2021, 06:12:30 AM
This morning, a repeat of yesterday morning's fish rumble - Mr brought in a fish, 14 got it, 13 did the slide under the wing steal, and ended up with the fish.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51252725406_e94da466d9_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 17, 2021, 06:19:50 AM
Am I dreaming or is that D13 and D14 sitting together in a pine tree???????
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 17, 2021, 06:24:59 AM
It is not a pine tree and on closer inspection it may be the ladder that they are on.  The cam ops are playing tricks with close ups. :) :) :) :) :)
I need some coffee.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2021, 06:26:21 AM
DN14 hopped on over to the side branch
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51253771350_8eddaab812_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 17, 2021, 06:31:48 AM
Thanks Lisa, this will my last dumb or wishful comment for the day.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2021, 06:33:37 AM
Thanks Lisa, this will my last dumb or wishful comment for the day.

LOL, I didn't even see your comment.  Drink another cup for me!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 17, 2021, 06:56:51 AM
Ginger & BL, Thanks for the pics and info about the spit and the Spit Tree.  Creeks change their appearance frequently! We have lots around where I live.

DN14 did some exploring first for a change by stepping onto a rung of the Ladder Branch about 6:00 this morning. Way to go, '14!
The young ones spent the night at the nest, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 17, 2021, 07:13:51 AM
Great pics Lisa and STL!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2021, 08:00:05 AM
Wonderful pics, tig and STL!

Good to see 14 exploring to another branch this morning, and got back quickly back to the nest when food was brought. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2021, 10:36:10 AM
A couple pics from earlier this morning at DNN
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51253770329_d986d3cef0_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 17, 2021, 11:41:52 AM
I wish mom would bring that raccoon to one of the other trees close enough for D14 to see. that she has food  Maybe he would be encouraged to leave the nest and follow her.  I am beginning to agree that he is too comfortable being fed at the nest and that he has no reason to leave.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 17, 2021, 12:18:38 PM
This female eagle certainly is efficient at killing mothers and their offspring.  Looks like an. adult and a young raccoon. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 17, 2021, 01:08:25 PM
Raccoons are heavy and messy work.  DNF opened in up just a little for the youngsters, then flew to the creek.  Shortly after, DN13 followed and is discovering water and all the creek has to offer.  Thanks to the cam ops for such wonderful views, and so close-up.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 17, 2021, 01:11:50 PM
More pics from the creek
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on June 17, 2021, 01:26:17 PM
Maybe a remake of "The Diva"?  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2021, 02:02:54 PM
Raccoons are heavy and messy work.  DNF opened in up just a little for the youngsters, then flew to the creek.  Shortly after, DN13 followed and is discovering water and all the creek has to offer.  Thanks to the cam ops for such wonderful views, and so close-up.

Great pics, STL....a nest full of racoons.  Take your pick kids!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2021, 02:07:52 PM
DN13 is out exploring the valley, and one pic from earlier of parent on tree with cows and calves in the pasture
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51253776538_7f2d233f6f_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51254588795_a0648abbdc_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51253747013_5770cecb15_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51252815002_6b9566b655_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on June 17, 2021, 02:35:35 PM
Maybe a remake of "The Diva"?  ;D

Some of us elders remember the Diva.  Have that "good-bye" on file.  Every mention of 14 not wanting to leave brings up memories.  Sad but sweet.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2021, 02:44:22 PM
Maybe a remake of "The Diva"?  ;D

Some of us elders remember the Diva.  Have that "good-bye" on file.  Every mention of 14 not wanting to leave brings up memories.  Sad but sweet.

P

Puff, they were talking about that in chat this morning.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 17, 2021, 02:46:37 PM
From the comments, I am guessing the Diva was another eagle that didn't want to leave the nest?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 17, 2021, 02:56:52 PM
Great pics Lisa and STL!

DNF definitely on a racoon spree!

i've only been watching for about 3 years but I believe the diva was from the Decorah nest, E2/D1 I think. Here is a video called mother/daughter talk. It's from the Decorah nest and is Mom and I believe the diva. Someone will correct me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEo5hZl73Z0&ab_channel=pharmerdave2
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 17, 2021, 02:58:50 PM
Are we saying Good Bye to D14. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: PeepSpy on June 17, 2021, 03:04:35 PM
2011 in a Nutshell!  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdn6bqfZEsw
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2021, 03:05:06 PM
Great pics Lisa and STL!

DNF definitely on a racoon spree!

i've only been watching for about 3 years but I believe the diva was from the Decorah nest, E2/D1 I think. Here is a video called mother/daughter talk. It's from the Decorah nest and is Mom and I believe the diva. Someone will correct me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEo5hZl73Z0&ab_channel=pharmerdave2

You are correct, tig!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on June 17, 2021, 03:30:28 PM
FOUND IT!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEo5hZl73Z0

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Puff on June 17, 2021, 03:37:44 PM
You found it first tigeag -- faster on the fingers

And, the tears come again; just so moving, sweet and sad.

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 17, 2021, 03:43:53 PM
BL -- Thanks for the additional info. and the map of the spit.

jaspurr -- I think that DNF's motto is "No Prey Left Behind."  She is single-minded in her pursuit of food for her offspring and does whatever it takes.

D1 (Diva) fledged from the hatchery nest at 81 days of age.  The Decorah eaglet who fledged at the oldest age was DN1 at 83 days of age from the North nest (the first year of the cam on that nest).  DN14 is 82 days old today so she's clearly in the running for oldest to fledge.

This pic of Lisa's shows the tree that's named "DN12's Tree."  RRP let the cam ops name the tree and that's what they wanted.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51253776538_7f2d233f6f_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 17, 2021, 04:03:02 PM
Thanks for the clarification TLG.  I was a little confused by the Diva comments.  Has there ever been a case where the eaglet just would not fledge and the parents had to abandon it?  Thank you tig.   I am going to file this video on my computer.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 17, 2021, 04:16:01 PM
More pics from the North's this afternoon.  Love the time at the creek with DNF and DN13 together!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2021, 04:19:35 PM
You found it first tigeag -- faster on the fingers

And, the tears come again; just so moving, sweet and sad.

P

Puff, that video is exactly what you said....so moving, sweet and sad.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2021, 04:22:06 PM
Ginger - Thanks for the info on the ages of the Decorah and North eaglets that have stayed in the nest the longest.
 
I thought for sure today would have been the day for DN14, after all this wingercising and moving to the side branch this morning. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 17, 2021, 04:31:02 PM
No fighting for a fish with D13 this evening.  Dad to the rescue.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 17, 2021, 04:32:05 PM
You found it first tigeag -- faster on the fingers

And, the tears come again; just so moving, sweet and sad.

P

You are so right, it definitely brings a tear to the eye!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 17, 2021, 04:36:15 PM
BL -- Thanks for the additional info. and the map of the spit.

jaspurr -- I think that DNF's motto is "No Prey Left Behind."  She is single-minded in her pursuit of food for her offspring and does whatever it takes.

D1 (Diva) fledged from the hatchery nest at 81 days of age.  The Decorah eaglet who fledged at the oldest age was DN1 at 83 days of age from the North nest (the first year of the cam on that nest).  DN14 is 82 days old today so she's clearly in the running for oldest to fledge.

This pic of Lisa's shows the tree that's named "DN12's Tree."  RRP let the cam ops name the tree and that's what they wanted.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51253776538_7f2d233f6f_b.jpg)


Great info Ginger! Thank you!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 17, 2021, 05:02:03 PM
Yes, thank you Ginger.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2021, 05:09:05 PM
DN14 on the ladder branch, must see Mr North coming and gets down.  In flies Mr North with a fish for dinner.  DN14 with a nice big crop!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 17, 2021, 06:12:14 PM
Excitement, kisses greet eaglet's return - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpszXuZ_PZc
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 17, 2021, 10:01:57 PM
Excitement, kisses greet eaglet's return - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpszXuZ_PZc

Aww! Thanks for the link T40! Love it!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 05:21:18 AM
A very foggy morning after a stormy night - 13 spent the night on the perch branch and 14 on the ladder, 13 flew down from perch and started eating nestovers for breakfast
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 08:03:52 AM
A few more morning pics from DNN - 13 & 14 sharing some nestovers, both resting after eating, 13 leaves the perch branch, and 13 flying across the pasture
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 18, 2021, 10:10:07 AM
Great pics Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 11:53:27 AM
DN14 has branched to the Perch branch
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 18, 2021, 11:57:32 AM
What a morning! Perfect time for the DN14 to venture away from the nest.    ;D
Great pics Lisa, better than mine, but never too many.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 18, 2021, 12:03:04 PM
Catching up with a few pics from earlier this morning, before DN14's big hop.

Overnight on the branches near the nest. Storms over, foggy daybreak.  Looks like they have cleaned up most of the nestovers. DN13 returned to the creek trees.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 12:16:30 PM
What a morning! Perfect time for the DN14 to venture away from the nest.    ;D
Great pics Lisa, better than mine, but never too many.

Exactly, STL, the more pics the better!

Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 12:18:31 PM
13 waiting for 14 to come on over
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DN14's view
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 18, 2021, 12:36:46 PM
Jumping for joy.  :) :) :) :) :) :)  A little hop but BIG first for D14.  Thanks everyone for capturing it in pictures. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 18, 2021, 12:55:00 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.

GO, DN14!  Rah, rah, rah!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on June 18, 2021, 12:57:18 PM
Congrats DN14!!! :D Thanks, Lisa, for the beautiful pics on a special DN morning!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 01:17:33 PM
Congrats DN14!!! :D Thanks, Lisa, for the beautiful pics on a special DN morning!

You're welcome, nan! 

DN14 is so ready! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 01:23:27 PM
Some afternoon pics of DN14 up on the perch branch - Thank you cam ops!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 18, 2021, 01:31:02 PM
Great pics Lisa and STL!


Way to go 14!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 01:57:31 PM
Great pics Lisa and STL!


Way to go 14!!!!

Love the last caption.....

And, after a lil nap! 

Wonderful pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 18, 2021, 03:23:29 PM
Hahaha, a nap, dinner,...

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 18, 2021, 03:25:11 PM
Thank you cam ops for finding new and better views for us watchers!

And to all the posters of wonderful pics of the North eagles and eaglets.

A few more . . .

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 18, 2021, 03:53:52 PM
Great pics STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 18, 2021, 04:01:16 PM
Thanks, Tig. Best cam ops ever to get such closeups of eagles in the creek.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 04:22:02 PM
DN14 back to the nest with a great landing
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 04:24:27 PM
Great pics STL!

tig and STL
.....wonderful pics!

I agree there has been some great views this afternoon.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 04:53:25 PM
DN13 and parent were sitting in tree, and 13 flies off down stream a bit.  Hops in the stream, and drinks some water.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 18, 2021, 05:14:21 PM
Saw this live a couple minutes ago...
Congratulations Dn14 Fledge, been at it since around 8am!!!  I got footage from today to share later... so happy!!!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 05:21:44 PM
Lori - Beautiful gif!!!!

What a beautiful fledge for 14!!!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 18, 2021, 05:57:20 PM
Great pics and gif Lisa and Lori!!!

I missed it! Glad we have rewind!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2021, 06:29:51 PM
Great pics and gif Lisa and Lori!!!

I missed it! Glad we have rewind!!!

Yes, thank heavens for rewind!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 18, 2021, 08:15:42 PM
Congratulations to DN14 on a beautiful fledge!  Woo Hoo!  Lisa and Lori, your pics helped me find the moment on the rewind and also figure out which fledgling was which at the creek and coming back to that unknown branch to the right of the nest.  It's DN14 "alone," with the dark inside the nostril -- that's how I have been identifying 14 for weeks. 

On full screen rewind, you can see DN13 also in the tree, down and to our right (near the RRP label) almost invisible until flying to the same branch as 14. That's where they are now, still companions.  We know what will happen when there's food delivered.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 19, 2021, 12:01:49 AM
Looks like the fledglings are settled in for the night, with DN13 in a creek tree with one of the parents, and DN14 staying on that branch near the nest. The other parent is out of sight (my sight anyhow).  Have a good night, y'all.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: BrokenLug on June 19, 2021, 02:51:52 AM
Saw this live a couple minutes ago...
Congratulations Dn14 Fledge, been at it since around 8am!!!  I got footage from today to share later... so happy!!!
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Awesome gif Lori D. !

Note the the tree limb moving right after 14 pushes and flies off.
As thick as your leg I'd hazard to guess.
Power.
This ain't no sparrow taking 1st flight.

Awesome 

One powerful raptor.  8)

There was finally way too much family fun time going over there at the crick.

14 I most go ...  I I I ... have to go check this stuff out for myself.

Awesome. There you go. Eagles leaving their nest on their own eagle time.

Another IA eagle flying off into the wild.

Spectacular
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 04:15:46 AM
Thank you Broken Lug.  D14 looked beautiful flying off to join his family.  Tears of Joy.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 04:32:53 AM
4:30 Decorah time.  Empty nest but I can hear either D13 or D14 calling in the distance.  Now the real fun begins. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 05:28:09 AM
Slim food pickings at the nest.  One of the eaglets just flew back to the nest looking for food.n nIt will be interesting to see where Mom and DN bring the food.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 05:32:15 AM
13 left the scary tree, flew across the pasture to the nest and starting eating on the leftover racoon.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 05:32:57 AM
Upset Nuthatch "tooting"  in the background.  Reminds me of a toy tin horn.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 05:42:23 AM
Now that they have both fledged, how will I tell them apart? :-\
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 06:10:09 AM
Now that they have both fledged, how will I tell them apart? :-\

jaspurr, at the moment you can still pretty much tell them apart.  Here is how I tell them apart, but that's only when they are close-up.  Will be hard to tell them apart far away.  ;D

On the cere of DN14 there is like a small indent at the top right side, and the tail feathers still have some white spots at tip, very faint, but you can see them


13 has a very smooth cere, and to me had more of a yellow color on the gape area, and the tail on 13 to me has alot more white, and what I call white streak marks. 
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 06:35:03 AM
Hey guys you better come to the nest and get this fish before it flops off the edge.  LOL. Bless Dad
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 06:42:37 AM
Is the D13 lost in the grass?  It is a little harder taking off from the ground than from a tree branch.  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 06:49:29 AM
Both parents are on the ground now.  The look on Dad's face is priceless.   "What are you doing?"
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 06:59:19 AM
Thank you cam ops for all the laughs this morning.  This would make a cute video.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 07:13:48 AM
Both parents at one time on the ground with DN14, then one parent leaves and it looks like Mr North stays behind with 14 on the ground till DN14 decides to do a lil exploring.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 07:34:40 AM
14 on the lower yonder branch
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13 on the log, and 14 on upper branch
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 19, 2021, 07:55:54 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 08:01:00 AM
Great pics Lisa!

Thanks, tig....yours too!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 08:42:31 AM
Thanks Lisa for clarifying that that was D14.  It was so funny watching him plow through the field.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 10:05:18 AM
Thanks Lisa for clarifying that that was D14.  It was so funny watching him plow through the field.

You're welcome.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 10:06:12 AM
DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 10:31:02 AM
DN13 flies in to join DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 11:53:12 AM
Lisa, perfect shot of DN14 wing.  DN14 has one white primary on his wing about 9/10 feathers down from leading edge.  When DN13 flew in I notice she has 2 white feathers.  I was taught to look for missing feathers in adult raptors for ID purposes.  Maybe we can use the white feathers.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 19, 2021, 12:02:45 PM
About 11:30, several people are walking along the creek bank in the distance. If you go full screen, you can see them, right across from DN13 and 14 perching on the Yonder branch.  One eaglet flies away to the right, perhaps back to the denser brush under the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 12:02:56 PM
Lisa, perfect shot of DN14 wing.  DN14 has one white primary on his wing about 9/10 feathers down from leading edge.  When DN13 flew in I notice she has 2 white feathers.  I was taught to look for missing feathers in adult raptors for ID purposes.  Maybe we can use the white feathers.

I noticed those feathers too on 6/17, when I posted a pic of DN14 on the ladder branch. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 12:13:57 PM
About 11:30, several people are walking along the creek bank in the distance. If you go full screen, you can see them, right across from DN13 and 14 perching on the Yonder branch.  One eaglet flies away to the right, perhaps back to the denser brush under the nest.

I saw that STL, probably the landowners.  Looks like they had fishing poles.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 12:24:04 PM
When are they planning to band the falcon today?  Will it be televised.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 12:47:43 PM
When are they planning to band the falcon today?  Will it be televised.

jaspurr, I was wondering the same thing about the time.

I remember Amy saying in chat the other day, that they would most likely video it, and they usually take pics during the banding.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 02:55:14 PM
I am afraid it is sad news.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 03:36:35 PM
I am afraid it is sad news.

Do you watch the cams on explore.org? 

If you go there, you can see some pics of the lil falcon and its new shiny bracelets. 

Lori - shared this pic in the Beak room of the banding that was posted on explore.org

Shiny new bracelets... GSB little one

 8) 8) 8)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 19, 2021, 04:06:06 PM
Backing up to about 1:30 this afternoon, one fledgling on the Yonder branch and the other a Perch branch. Closeups of the Perch branch sitter make me think it is DN14 (grayer nostril), but I wouldn't  bet an ice cream on the ID). Tail carefully behind some leaves so no help there.  Both flew off by 3:00 and are still out of sight at 4PM.  Maybe there will be fish for dinner on the nest?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2021, 04:08:42 PM
I watched GSB cam from RRP for almost 45 min.  What I saw was an e laying in the corner of the box that looked very thin and weak.  Heard what sounded like helicopters but did not see anyone repel to the nest.  Glad everything is OK. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 04:09:51 PM
I watched GSB cam from RRP for almost 45 min.  What I saw was an e laying in the corner of the box that looked very thin and weak.  Heard what sounded like helicopters but did not see anyone repel to the nest.  Glad everything is OK.

The cams were on highlights, while the repelling and banding takes place. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2021, 04:15:31 PM
A few afternoon pics from DNN - DN14 still on the lower yonder branch till s/he took off towards the trees on the left, and DN13 perched on the Perch branch till they decided to take off  in the direction that DN14 flew.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 19, 2021, 07:55:21 PM
Lisa, remarkable pics, thanks for the great views from the cam ops at this nest!

Food delivery by DNF at about 6:00 drew DN13 to the nest like a freight train.  DN14 came a few minutes later.  Flurries of feathers, wings, tail spreads, mantling over not much. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 19, 2021, 07:57:28 PM
Shortly after 7:00, they youngsters are side by side on the Perching branch.  DN14 is on the left and DN13 on the right. Is DN13 really bigger than 14, or is it just the distance?  I think bigger.

SEDs everybirdie.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 19, 2021, 08:28:45 PM
Great pics Lisa and STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 20, 2021, 07:19:51 AM
Great pics from yesterday evening, tig and STL, especially the ones of them perched side by side.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 20, 2021, 07:23:25 AM
A few morning pics from DNN - There have been a few fish deliveries this morning, I believe 2 by DNF, and 1 by Mr North.  This one was delivered by Mr North and 14 got it, and left a morsel for 13.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 20, 2021, 12:12:32 PM
Lisa, the nest is still the best place to get a meal!

DN14 seems to be sticking to the nest location.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 20, 2021, 12:15:04 PM

Meanwhile DN13 has been back and forth from the nest area branches to the creek and fly-arounds in between.  On rewind, DN13 is perching in the same tree as one of the parents -- no pic.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 20, 2021, 12:51:56 PM
They only need pith helmets to make their safari official right now.  :) ::)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 20, 2021, 01:05:12 PM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 20, 2021, 01:44:24 PM
A few pics from this afternoon at DNN - DN14 at the nest, DN13 at the stream bank and sitting on the tree branch, and DN13 & parent flying towards each other - parent has a fish in talons for 13.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 20, 2021, 04:56:35 PM
Racoon is on the menu for dinner tonight, DN14 mantling over the racoon, and a good look at DNF's talons!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 20, 2021, 05:12:14 PM
DNF brought the raccoon about 4:00 while DN14 was perching on a branch under the nest. DNF flew away without unzipping it, and returned later to do so. DN14 claimed, mantled, and is working on it now (5:00).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 20, 2021, 05:24:52 PM
DNF brought the raccoon about 4:00 while DN14 was perching on a branch under the nest. DNF flew away without unzipping it, and returned later to do so. DN14 claimed, mantled, and is working on it now (5:00).

Wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 21, 2021, 03:24:23 PM
A few afternoon pics from DNN - A fish was delivered for lunch, 13 front/14 top, and DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 21, 2021, 03:58:35 PM
Love your nestie pics, Lisa.

It's just so great having so few blackflies this year.  Over the weekend, one of our PBS TV channels re-ran the Nova program from 2020 called, Eagle Power.  It features the eagles of N2B in 2019, the year the eaglets fledged early, driven crazy by the flies. Rescues by RRP, treatment,  rehab, and release by SOAR. DN9 from this North nest was affected the same way with the same result, but not mentioned.  I'm sure the show is on the PBS Passport streaming channel for members, probably also on YouTube.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 21, 2021, 04:22:38 PM
Love your nestie pics, Lisa.

It's just so great having so few blackflies this year.  Over the weekend, one of our PBS TV channels re-ran the Nova program from 2020 called, Eagle Power.  It features the eagles of N2B in 2019, the year the eaglets fledged early, driven crazy by the flies. Rescues by RRP, treatment,  rehab, and release by SOAR. DN9 from this North nest was affected the same way with the same result, but not mentioned.  I'm sure the show is on the PBS Passport streaming channel for members, probably also on YouTube.

STL, I love your nestie pics too!

Eagle Power was a great program.  I will have to look and see if its re-showing on our PBS station. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 21, 2021, 09:01:58 PM
The PBS-Nova Eagle Power program catches attention. The Decorah Forum has an announcement about a "watch party."

One evening pic of DN13 & 14.  They seem to be best buddies except when there's food involved. Good eagle behavior.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 22, 2021, 08:34:49 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 22, 2021, 09:07:20 AM
Tig, wrestlemania, for sure!  Great pics.  Good to see both at the creek.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 22, 2021, 11:07:57 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.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 22, 2021, 12:19:14 PM
It's a beautiful day in the North's valley.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 22, 2021, 12:22:14 PM
Great pics, tig and STL!

Missed all morning and most of afternoon.  What are these two wrasslin' about???
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 22, 2021, 12:48:08 PM
Thanks STL and Lisa!

Lisa, I think they were just playing around. They were both just walking/standing around and then one went over and poked at the other and it was on like donkey kong!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 22, 2021, 02:17:06 PM
Thanks STL and Lisa!

Lisa, I think they were just playing around. They were both just walking/standing around and then one went over and poked at the other and it was on like donkey kong!

Oh, I bet that was a fun sight to see!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 22, 2021, 02:58:21 PM
 Chillin' and Snoozin'
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 22, 2021, 03:24:13 PM
Every day, more pics of the North fledglings.  Thanks for yours, Tig.

Lisa, check this morning rewind for the wrassling. They were picking up bits of leftovers in the grass. Not much to eat, but something to claim dominance over.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 22, 2021, 04:51:50 PM
Great pics, STL and tig!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 22, 2021, 05:22:21 PM
Something has this one's attention under the nest, and DNF drying her wings
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 23, 2021, 01:56:51 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!
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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 North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 23, 2021, 06:54:51 AM
Good morning everyone, I have been watching Chance at GSB this morning.  Looking great.  Newman has taken over the feeding and Chance consumes the swifts.  He/she is alert and adorable. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 23, 2021, 07:29:38 AM
Good morning everyone, I have been watching Chance at GSB this morning.  Looking great.  Newman has taken over the feeding and Chance consumes the swifts.  He/she is alert and adorable.

jaspurr, I agree, Chance is adorable!  Take a peek in the GSB thread, Lori posted some cute gifs of her. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 23, 2021, 07:39:13 AM
A few morning pics from DNN - Both kiddos spent the night on the perch branch, gorgeous sunrise, and can't tell which kiddo this is, thinking 13.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 23, 2021, 11:06:42 AM
WOW Lisa, that sunrise.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 23, 2021, 11:19:51 AM
WOW Lisa, that sunrise.

I know, it was gorgeous...like the sky was on fire!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 23, 2021, 12:17:21 PM
Lisa, love those sunrises at Decorah & other cams in the area!

Hope no one gets too, too attached to the eyass at Great Spirit Bluff. Last year, Great Horned Owls got them soon after the banding. I simply cannot watch when there seems to be no effort to protect these falcon chicks from predators.  See the GSB Forum for more discussion.

Here, DN13 & 14 are exploring the creek area again.  They don't seem too bothered by the cattle in the creek.  They have seen them under the nest for many weeks.

Can you hear the pigeons at their location under the North nest?  Maybe fledglings soon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 23, 2021, 01:13:48 PM
Lisa, love those sunrises at Decorah & other cams in the area!

Hope no one gets too, too attached to the eyass at Great Spirit Bluff. Last year, Great Horned Owls got them soon after the banding. I simply cannot watch when there seems to be no effort to protect these falcon chicks from predators.  See the GSB Forum for more discussion.

Here, DN13 & 14 are exploring the creek area again.  They don't seem too bothered by the cattle in the creek.  They have seen them under the nest for many weeks.

Can you hear the pigeons at their location under the North nest?  Maybe fledglings soon.

Great pics, STL!

I have heard pidge under the nest quite a few times. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 23, 2021, 01:19:20 PM
A few pics from DNN this morning/afternoon - Preening, both in the pasture and parent & eaglet on the scary tree.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 23, 2021, 03:37:43 PM
I hear you STL.  Good advice.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 23, 2021, 04:22:27 PM
Several months ago when the owls were visiting the GSB nestbox frequently, RRP played loud recordings of barking dogs and shone spotlights.  The owls have not been seen since.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 23, 2021, 05:00:44 PM
Ginger!  Let's hope the GHOs have a long memory when it comes to loud noises and scary lights!!  I bet they remember the location of easy meals a lot better.  I also hope that I am wrong.  Peregrine falcon numbers are too low for the chick to be just owl fodder.

The North fledglings have been at the creek a lot today. Earlier this afternoon, both were perching near the creek -- one in a tall tree and the other on a log pile.  Now, they seem to be waiting at the nest for food delivery at about 5:00 PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 23, 2021, 05:39:34 PM
Great pics, STL....I think I might have a couple that are similar to yours this afternoon.   :)

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Pretty sure its 14 on the nest, and if you look down at the lower part of the yonder branch you can see a dark spot and that's 13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 23, 2021, 07:50:39 PM
Great pics Lisa and STL.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 24, 2021, 04:24:22 AM
Great pics Lisa and STL.

Great pics, tig!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 24, 2021, 07:14:29 AM
Thanks Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 24, 2021, 07:15:19 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 24, 2021, 08:25:44 AM
:)

Great pics, tig
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 24, 2021, 08:36:55 AM
DNN A couple videos & gifs of DN13 & DN14 kickin' it in the pasture & also hangin' out with "neighbors"

"Sibling time together" reminds me of my bro & I playing in the woods growing up :)
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Decorah Eagles North DN13 and DN14 out in the pasture together 06 22 2021
https://youtu.be/yjNKIQOnUT0 via blossemholland

Cuteness little D hanging out with the neighbors...
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See ya Betty, time for breakfish!
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DNN Meeting one of the residents of the pasture
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 24, 2021, 08:52:00 AM
Several months ago when the owls were visiting the GSB nestbox frequently, RRP played loud recordings of barking dogs and shone spotlights.  The owls have not been seen since.

Ginger, I am so grateful RRP did those recordings of the barking dogs, I didn't know about the spotlights. It seems to be working great! Keeping a close eye on the little one at GSB everyday ;)

GSB little "Chance" this morning with dad "Newman" keeping an eye on things while mom "Zooey" is on break. ;)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 24, 2021, 08:54:22 AM
Lori, wonderful gifs from GSB and DNN!  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 24, 2021, 08:57:00 AM
A few pics from DNN this morning - Both kiddos spent the night in the perch tree again, and I believe this is DN14 with a parent on the scary tree. 
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 24, 2021, 09:01:22 AM
Thank you Lisa, Stl, Tig, Ginger, T40, BL and ALL for the beautiful photos, videos & news!!!  I am really enjoying the closeups too!  Lisa, this is my new fav pic... had to save it  ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 24, 2021, 10:26:44 AM
Thanks, Lori  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 24, 2021, 11:57:40 AM
Afternoon pics from DNN - Parents alerted the kids and kids fly off, parent in the scary tree and coyote looking up at it, coyote finally leaves and is on its way.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 24, 2021, 12:19:15 PM
Great pics and gifs Lisa and Lori!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 24, 2021, 12:25:46 PM
So many lessons to teach D13/D14.
1. Watch out for coyotes and stay as far away as possible.  Especially when exploring in deep grass.  Coyotes are experts at stealth attacks.

Lori and STL,  in my head I know I should not get too attached but it is so hard not to.  Love the picture of Chance.  Watched Zooey this morning.  She is getting the hang of feeding him.  :) :)  Newman is a good teacher.

Cute pictures with cows.  Enjoy all the  pictures.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 24, 2021, 12:39:54 PM
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Great pics and gifs Lisa and Lori!!

Great pics, tig of the incoming prey. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 24, 2021, 12:48:09 PM
DNF buzzed that coyote a couple of times and did a lot of vocalizing to encourage it to leave.  We saw something similar on 6/12/17.  That was the day after DN4 fledged.  A coyote was seen near the stream at dusk not long after DN4 had been on cam on the ground (I think over near the brush pile).  The parents vocalized like crazy and both buzzed the coyote several times until it crossed the pasture and was out of sight.  I think we had not yet seen DN4 perch in a tree so we weren't confident that he would be in a safe spot at night so it was quite a relief to see the parents go into protective mode.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 24, 2021, 01:06:42 PM
DNF buzzed that coyote a couple of times and did a lot of vocalizing to encourage it to leave.  We saw something similar on 6/12/17.  That was the day after DN4 fledged.  A coyote was seen near the stream at dusk not long after DN4 had been on cam on the ground (I think over near the brush pile).  The parents vocalized like crazy and both buzzed the coyote several times until it crossed the pasture and was out of sight.  I think we had not yet seen DN4 perch in a tree so we weren't confident that he would be in a safe spot at night so it was quite a relief to see the parents go into protective mode.

I am glad that 13 & 14 took the vocal warnings and left the area while the coyote came near.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 24, 2021, 01:19:25 PM
Great pics today, you experts!!  I thought it was entertaining to watch DN13 & 14 perching in the same creek tree (Scary?) and together on the dead log (Is this the brush pile, or is that the much larger pile of dead stuff and brush farther up the creek?), and parent bringing prey.  But I totally missed the coyote action. 

That 7 AM flight could well have been DN13...

Gotta find the coyote when I get back from lunch with friends.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 24, 2021, 03:38:39 PM
Lori - More great gifs from DNN!  That cow didn't have a care in the world about that eaglet being on the ground next to him!  ;D

It was cute... time for a throwback Thursday!!! DN9 meets mama cow  ;)  June 6 2019 DN-9 fell from the nest and was taken to SOAR the following day and ultimately made a wonderful recovery.  The soft release was September 19th 2019.

Re: Decorah North Eagles 2019
June 06, 2019, 05:34:02 PM » LoriDavis
DN9 meets mama cow

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The cows may sense something is wrong and go into "protection" mode for lil DN9. I've seen them do this for other creatures in need here in Iowa.  Hang in there DN9!!!
DN9 Meets Cow https://youtu.be/AuYopHs78v0 via eagles
DN9 sat by the stream as a cow wandered by. They both checked each other out. DN9 shows the cow (and us) the big eagle pose.

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23 July 2019 moving day to the 20×60′ flight pen. This is DN9. White on DN9 is because of the gnat bites and her scratching she lost feathers. She is all healed, but now regrowing down and feathers.

RRP facebook info DN9 https://www.facebook.com/RaptorResourceProject/posts/2245651878804752

SOAR info DN9https://soarraptors.org/patients/dn9/
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 24, 2021, 05:31:27 PM
STL - Great pics!  I hope you found the coyote on rewind.   :)

Lori - Awww, beautiful DN9! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 24, 2021, 05:32:44 PM
I just froze each frame of the coyote encounter.  One of the adults was flying in front of the trees but you can just barely make out the second adult flying low to the ground from left to right behind the bushes in the trees.  Any bets that was Mom.   If I were that coyote I would have high tailed it out of dodge but instead it came out of the bushes to check things out.  TD14 was eating just before the encounter started so maybe the coyote smelled the food.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 24, 2021, 06:38:31 PM
Dramatic Decorah fledge - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1vRGnqcTKI
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 24, 2021, 06:46:50 PM
That was a cool video, T40.  Thanks for posting it.  I was surprised that DN14 fledged so late in the day, but you could tell that he just really wanted to go!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 24, 2021, 07:53:17 PM
Ginger, thanks for posting Glen Loyd's video of DN14's fledge. Loved the music, too.  In his narration, he mentioned the date. Helpful.  Scenes of the Norths would make a delightful DVD for 4th of July.  Would be a big seller at ATF, just sayin'.

So, the coyote was scouting in broad daylight!  The young eagles better be alert if they are going to be on the ground, especially resting!

Shortly after the coyote moved on, cam op found DN14 on the nest, calling, and DNF flew in with a carcass.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 24, 2021, 08:00:48 PM
DN14 stayed at the nest, looks very handsome, calm and calling for more food.

By about 1:00, there's a parent on the creek bank with DN13 (I think) nearby, looking like a big round rock behind a bush. Same youngster perched on the dead log when the parent went elsewhere.  By about 7 PM, both DNs were on the ground again, right where they started early this morning. Be vigilant, my dearies.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 24, 2021, 08:15:31 PM
By 8 PM, DN13 & 14 are back on the nest, picking at nestovers.  A few minutes later, they moved to the Perch tree. Maybe that's where we will find them tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 25, 2021, 04:36:52 AM
STL - Great afternoon pics!

T40 - Thanks for the video!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 25, 2021, 06:25:23 AM
So many lessons to teach D13/D14.
1. Watch out for coyotes and stay as far away as possible.  Especially when exploring in deep grass.  Coyotes are experts at stealth attacks.

Lori and STL,  in my head I know I should not get too attached but it is so hard not to.  Love the picture of Chance.  Watched Zooey this morning.  She is getting the hang of feeding him.  :) :)  Newman is a good teacher.

Cute pictures with cows.  Enjoy all the  pictures.

You are very sweet!  Zooey is superMom!  She just needed a little guidance at first. Have you checked out the GSB forum thread?  Lot's of photo's, news, updates, video's etc... on the GSB family.  Hope to see you there! ;) 
Lisa- thanks for the info & pics of the coyotes... I missed that.  Mr. Coyote & I are not friends.  :-\  Happy to see the parents are there & warned them of danger. 
Can't wait to see Glen's video T40 thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 25, 2021, 06:39:18 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 25, 2021, 07:19:36 AM
tig - Great pic!

Lori - I hope someone had a video of the coyote, so you could see it.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 25, 2021, 07:21:32 AM
Morning pics of DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 25, 2021, 09:36:10 AM
Good morning all,  a little excitement with the coyote yesterday.  My parents lived in an area where there were lots of coyotes.  A group had a den in the hills near their house.  The only real threat they posed was to the Jack Rabbits.  I enjoyed walking up the hill to observe them.  The coyote yesterday was young and I really think he was more interested in the food that DN14 was eating.  This was a good lesson for DN13 and DN14.

If you decide to make videos, I hope you make one of the morning events after DN14's  fledge.  I was laughing so hard at the interaction between D14 and Dad that I almost wet my pants.  Dad with the flopping fish waiting for D14 to fly to the nest, D14 not quite making the nest and landing in the field and poor Dad trying to figure out what happened to him.  Of course, Mom to the rescue in the field followed by D14 continuing to explore the ground as if nothing had happened  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 25, 2021, 10:22:51 AM
Early morning, I'm thinking gorillas in the mist!

Pics from about 9 to 10 AM.  At 9:00, big doe under the creek tree where both fledglings are perching.

There was a crash landing at the nest, but I didn't get pics; I think it was DN14, who you can see flying past the nest area a couple times, with landing in the Love branches among very unhappy grackles.

DN13 comes to the nest from the creek area, screaming eagle! Followed closely by DN14. Small scuffle, no food of interest, and both end up in the Perch tree.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 25, 2021, 10:26:31 AM
Few pics from the Perch tree, where they are calling now (10:20 AM)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 25, 2021, 02:52:55 PM
Wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 25, 2021, 02:55:57 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - DN14, DN14 perched and 13 doing a fly-by, and DN13 & 14 flying
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 25, 2021, 04:18:41 PM
Racoon for dinner in Decorah.  Not me, I am going to get a hamburger.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 25, 2021, 04:19:52 PM
Racoon for dinner in Decorah.  Not me, I am going to get a hamburger.  ;)

Burger sounds alot better than raccoon!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 25, 2021, 04:23:11 PM
Nice mantling from DN14, a lil stretching after DNF leaves, and raccoon is on the dinner menu tonight
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 25, 2021, 09:33:21 PM
Here's a cute video from Tulsa.

https://youtu.be/SQSV9sH_Dk0

A couple of gifs from JanJ on the Explore site:

DN14 with the steal
https://i.gyazo.com/8454d0d902910bc8d3358ea7e88e183a.gif

DN13 seamlessly swallowing a bone (Is she her mother's daughter, or what?)
https://i.gyazo.com/7dc2d02fe51294b202e91af0cd38c87f.gif


Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 26, 2021, 05:06:18 AM
Thanks for the links, Ginger  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 26, 2021, 05:32:06 AM
Enjoyed all your videos Ginger, especially the one from Tulsa.  How could you guys be afraid of Bambi?  D13 was just practicing her feeding skills.  Nice one D14.  Good morning everyone.  Lisa, I know you are awake. :) :)  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 26, 2021, 05:36:27 AM
Enjoyed all your videos Ginger, especially the one from Tulsa.  How could you guys be afraid of Bambi?  D13 was just practicing her feeding skills.  Nice one D14.  Good morning everyone.  Lisa, I know you are awake. :) :)  :)

I am....morning jaspurr!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 26, 2021, 06:34:35 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Arcadia on June 26, 2021, 08:44:00 AM
D13!! How can you even think of swallowing that bone after you had so much trouble with one when you were a nestling!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 26, 2021, 11:34:51 AM
Views of the Norths in the rain this morning.  Thanks for everything to all the cam ops!

Just made a donation to RRP via Network for Good.  Very easy.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 26, 2021, 12:49:23 PM
Great pics, STL...kids should be nice and clean when this rain stops!

Arcadia, I know...I get nervous every time they swallow bones!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 26, 2021, 12:50:06 PM
:)

tig - You know that is exactly what they were saying...  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 26, 2021, 04:15:56 PM
Wet in the North's area. Not much but raccoon bones & fur on the nest. Hardly worth mantling.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 27, 2021, 08:59:52 AM
Mr North to the nest this morning - no food, but the kids were screaming for some!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 27, 2021, 10:37:18 AM
Mr North says it is time for you to learn how to catch your own fish.  Good morning Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 27, 2021, 10:42:32 AM
Mr North says it is time for you to learn how to catch your own fish.  Good morning Lisa.

LOL, morning!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 27, 2021, 12:37:04 PM
Sunday is a good day to learn how to fish. The DNs have been in the creek wading, so we'll see. Nothing on the nest but fur and a few bony bits. They had a tug-o-pelt around 11 AM on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 27, 2021, 12:41:37 PM
Pics from the creek side this morning. Shortly after noon, one of the parents was perching at DN12's tree -- I think, it's a large, double-trunk tree toward the right along the creek.  Am I correct?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 27, 2021, 12:54:30 PM
Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 27, 2021, 01:38:53 PM
Rumor is that all the eaglet at N3 have fledged.  T40 is so lucky to have seen at least one of the fledging in a tree near the nest.  My chair is in the car for front row seats at the retention pond.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 27, 2021, 04:47:20 PM
Jaspurr, you might want to bring a picnic basket for the North fledglings! That's a joke, they are not in a public area.  But pickings on the nest are really slim, just fur and bones.  Rewind to about 3:00 PM to see DN13 & 14 picking and tugging, then both fly off. At 4:45, DN14 is still in the Scary Tree.

The video focus seems extra-clear this afternoon.  Rain washed the camera lenses?  New software?  Whatever, thanks to RRP and its camera operators.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 27, 2021, 05:56:40 PM
LOL STL,  happy to just at long as I don't have to bring a raccoon.   Misunderstood T40's post, it was Robin who saw the eaglet in the tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 27, 2021, 06:50:23 PM
Great pics, STL

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 28, 2021, 06:10:06 AM
Morning pics from DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 28, 2021, 09:34:01 AM
Rumor is that all the eaglet at N3 have fledged.  T40 is so lucky to have seen at least one of the fledging in a tree near the nest.  My chair is in the car for front row seats at the retention pond.

Mine too jaspurr!  Registered for the ATF this weekend and am really looking forward to the Friday morning walk to N3.  Hopefully we'll get to see Mom and/or DM2 showing the juvies how to fish from our 'ringside' seats at the pond.  So happy that both nests had successful fledges!  Five more strong, healthy eagles added to the population!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 28, 2021, 01:18:46 PM
Activity at the North nest this morning, with the fledglings looking for food and MrN and/or DNF bringing nothing or only digging up bones.

Good flights and scenes around the area on the rewind.  When one eagle takes off from the nest and the ground camera cuts to the view of the pasture, we realize how high up the nest really is.  Thanks to the cam ops.

Definitely time for fishing lessons.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 28, 2021, 01:36:35 PM
I cringed when she swallowed that big bone.  Everything gets consumed.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 28, 2021, 04:43:58 PM
Here they are, together on the dead log, just before a rain shower late this afternoon.  Cows providing background audio.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 28, 2021, 09:59:57 PM
Great pics Lisa and STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2021, 04:56:38 AM
Thank you, STL and tig for the pics! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 29, 2021, 05:14:47 AM
Got in on the end of what was going on but I think Mr. North brought a fish to the nest.  I think D13 pounced on it and started mantling.  D14 made his best moves trying to get a bite but D13 was too quick.  Finally D14 got so frustrated that he climbed on the back of D13 and hopped over his head.   I think these guys are hungry.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2021, 07:09:00 AM
Morning pic from DNN, I believe its DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 29, 2021, 07:22:02 AM
No beautiful sunrise pictures this morning.  Always tomorrow.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2021, 08:22:37 AM
A beautiful juvie, or possibly a 1st year SA visitor at DNN this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on June 29, 2021, 08:35:58 AM
Got in on the end of what was going on but I think Mr. North brought a fish to the nest.  I think D13 pounced on it and started mantling.  D14 made his best moves trying to get a bite but D13 was too quick.  Finally D14 got so frustrated that he climbed on the back of D13 and hopped over his head.   I think these guys are hungry.

jaspurr -- It was DN14 who grabbed, kept, and ate the fish and DN13 who attempted to steal by stepping on and over DN14.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 29, 2021, 11:18:09 AM
Thanks Ginger.  Surprise, surprise.  D14 is no longer playing second fiddle to D13.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: NWargo01 on June 29, 2021, 12:00:21 PM
Great pics everyone!  I think a few of you could fill a binder with shots from this season alone! 

jaspurr mentioned cringing when 13(?) swallowed a big bone yesterday.  Did the same thing this morning!  I don't know if s/he kept it down because it seemed like it had been swallowed, but then came back out again.  I know they're hungry and hope the parents are teaching them to scavenge.  Mods in chat said it would be a while before they learn how to fish, and I understand that because it can be tricky.  I hate to see them so hungry that they're picking at bones and old pelts.  But I'm sure DNF and Mr. N know what they're doing and will give DN13 & DN14 all the tools necessary to survive once they disperse. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 29, 2021, 01:04:09 PM
The fledglings have been back and forth from nest to creek several times this morning. Nothing new to eat at the nest (I missed fish earlier on rewind).  The takeoffs, flights, and landings are great fun to watch now that they are getting proficient. 

I saw a visitor, too, during one of the short times the DNs were at the nest around 9:30 AM. It left when they returned to the creek.

See next for more.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 29, 2021, 01:09:24 PM

At noon, DNF came to the dead log, with both DNs nearby. One perched with her, then both DNs flew off.  DNF captured prey on the ground, probably small raccoon and took it to a creek branch to eat.  At 1:00, she had not attracted the fledglings.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 29, 2021, 01:17:27 PM
STL, I didn't realize that you were a tease.  You saw a visitor and you are going to leave us in suspense?    :) :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 29, 2021, 02:03:36 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2021, 02:32:57 PM
tig and STL, wonderful pics!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2021, 02:41:21 PM
Mr North looked like he found some prey in the grass, and one of the kiddos (looked like DN14 to me) spotted him with it, and came flying in.  They took the prey, and went off to eat it in the tree.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 29, 2021, 03:40:57 PM
While the DN was eating prey on the low branch (DN12's tree, I think), the cattle came by, one cow right under the branch.  Others in the creek.
The next minute, the DN flew away, a little too close for comfort.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 29, 2021, 04:05:14 PM
Here's a question for you Forum posters -- At least one of the North parents, DNF, I believe, has a white patch of feathers on the chest. Would that be where the brood patch is growing back in? This pic shows it somewhat, but it's very evident in full-frontal views.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2021, 05:14:44 PM
Here's a question for you Forum posters -- At least one of the North parents, DNF, I believe, has a white patch of feathers on the chest. Would that be where the brood patch is growing back in? This pic shows it somewhat, but it's very evident in full-frontal views.

STL, I kind of wonder if DNF might have that white-ish patch of feathers on the chest, cause she is at the molt stage. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2021, 05:32:25 PM
DN14 heard that fish was on the menu for dinner tonight, and came in squeeing!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2021, 06:17:08 PM
DN14 with a full crop, and parent eating something on other side of stream & DN13 on stream bank
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 30, 2021, 03:49:46 AM
STL, yesterday Mom was plucking the fur from what looked like a raccoon skin.  She also spent a lot of time preening that spot on her chest.  If she is molting maybe the pin feathers are irratating her.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 30, 2021, 06:02:15 AM
A few early morning pics from DNN - DN13 &14 spent the night on the perch branch & parent is out on the yonder branch, parent on yonder branch, one of the kiddos eating on nestovers, and a pic of the nest, as the sun is coming up
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on June 30, 2021, 07:30:58 AM
Great pics Lisa!

The kiddos were giving DNF(at least I think that was her) an earful. I'm not sure if they were still mad she took their pelt away or they were putting in a breakfast order.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 30, 2021, 07:43:28 AM
Great pics Lisa!

The kiddos were giving DNF(at least I think that was her) an earful. I'm not sure if they were still mad she took their pelt away or they were putting in a breakfast order.

LOL, thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 30, 2021, 11:08:35 AM
Lisa, love the morning pics.
We could go berry picking -- the black raspberries are ripening.  Watch out for ticks and eagles.   ;)

Jaspurr & Lisa thanks for the molting option for DNF's white chest feathers.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on June 30, 2021, 11:24:30 AM
Good morning everyone,  STL, Mom was really aggressively picking at her chest yesterday.  I did a little research and read that female eagles grow new feathers on the brood patch after the eaglets have fledged.  The patch will eventually fully grow in with feathers until she looses them again just prior to laying eggs.  I have a parrot and she gets crazy trying to get the sheaths off her pin feathers.

tig, Mom was having fun swirling that raccoon pelt around yesterday. 

Lisa, I only mention this because you are responsible for putting GSB on my radar.  Have you seen Chance lately.  She is growing like a weed and has a very healthy set of lungs. LOL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 30, 2021, 01:10:34 PM
Lisa, love the morning pics.
We could go berry picking -- the black raspberries are ripening.  Watch out for ticks and eagles.   ;)

Jaspurr & Lisa thanks for the molting option for DNF's white chest feathers.

STL - beautiful pics!  Those berries look delicious.  Are they they same as blackberries that you find in the grocery store? 
My grandma had a summer home near some railroad tracks when I was a kid, and we use to go pick blackberries.

jaspurr - Yes, Chance is getting big and beautiful!  She has a set of lungs on her like her mama!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 30, 2021, 01:29:08 PM
A few afternoon pics from DNN - DNF and the kids are across the stream.  They seem to be eating on something that is on the ground. 
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on June 30, 2021, 05:04:04 PM
Lisa, ground pics are wonderful!  I'd guess they have a raccoon to be eating on. Or could be fish. The creek area offers so much variety, the young ones will learn many life lessons there.

Jaspurr, thanks for your research about DNF's white chest feathers!

About the raspberries growing wild at the North's valley -- those are black raspberries, similar to red raspberries only black and slightly seedier. The ones you see in the grocery are probably blackberries, and they are much larger and way seedier. All grow in the Mid-Western states. The photo is public domain from Wikipedia.  Lots more info there if you are interested.  If you ever go picking, wear long pants and long sleeves and be prepared to get scratched by the really thorny bushes (or canes). And lots of bug repellent, and sunscreen and a hat, and boots because of snakes.  Easier to go to a farmer's market, even if expensive.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 30, 2021, 05:56:48 PM
Lisa, ground pics are wonderful!  I'd guess they have a raccoon to be eating on. Or could be fish. The creek area offers so much variety, the young ones will learn many life lessons there.

Jaspurr, thanks for your research about DNF's white chest feathers!

About the raspberries growing wild at the North's valley -- those are black raspberries, similar to red raspberries only black and slightly seedier. The ones you see in the grocery are probably blackberries, and they are much larger and way seedier. All grow in the Mid-Western states. The photo is public domain from Wikipedia.  Lots more info there if you are interested.  If you ever go picking, wear long pants and long sleeves and be prepared to get scratched by the really thorny bushes (or canes). And lots of bug repellent, and sunscreen and a hat, and boots because of snakes.  Easier to go to a farmer's market, even if expensive.

Thanks!  Whatever they were eating on, DNF was standing on it. 

Thanks for the info on the berries.  Snakes are not my favorite, so the grocery for berries is for me.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 01, 2021, 04:44:52 AM
LOL STL, sounds like you are going into battle if you decide to pick wild berries.  I agree with Lisa about going to the grocery store.  Snakes are OK.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 01, 2021, 07:00:12 AM
Morning pics from DNN - DN13 front and DN14 back in nest, and DN14 top - DN13 bottom
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 01, 2021, 07:59:53 AM
Great pics STL and Lisa!!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 01, 2021, 08:01:05 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 01, 2021, 08:50:13 AM
Those fish drops are really getting dangerous for DM.  He is going to have to hover above the nest and air drop them in.  Amazing that someone doesn't get hurt.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 01, 2021, 09:33:13 AM
Great fish-drop pics from early morning!  I had to use the Stop-Motion feature to find it on the rewind.  DN13 got the whole thing this time.
Tig, love your captions, made me laugh.

9:30AM finds both on the ground under the nest.

Extra thanks to the camera operators and all the Forum posters. Chat has stopped for this season, so we are the watchers and informers for several months.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on July 01, 2021, 10:45:56 AM
The Explore Chat Board is still running and we're still commenting.  It never closes, although our mod has gone to mod the bear cam.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 01, 2021, 12:18:50 PM
Good to know that the Explore chat stays active.  Thanks, Ginger.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 01, 2021, 12:35:14 PM
tig and STL, beautiful morning pics!!

Ginger - I had wondered where the explore mod had went.  I had not seen her post lately. 
I really have enjoyed chatting on explore this season, learned alot, and everyone is so nice and friendly.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 01, 2021, 01:45:13 PM
Close-ups this afternoon
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 01, 2021, 04:24:34 PM
Close Decorah Eagle Family - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P6hZ2y8zAI
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 01, 2021, 05:15:43 PM
Lisa, love the closeups.

Activity around the nest this afternoon. Food drop, tussling, mantling, resting, nuzzling. What a family!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 01, 2021, 05:20:10 PM
Later, around 4-5PM
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 01, 2021, 05:39:10 PM
Wonderful pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 02, 2021, 05:55:59 AM
Breakfast was delivered early this morning, and DN14 was in the nest for the the delivery.  DN13 came flying in, 14 did a good job mantling, but 13 stole the fish.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 02, 2021, 07:08:19 AM
Good morning Lisa, D13 eats first but she will let D14 have the second delivery.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 02, 2021, 07:15:18 AM
Good morning Lisa, D13 eats first but she will let D14 have the second delivery.

Morning, jaspurr  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 02, 2021, 03:38:13 PM
Some good hunting on the ground resulted in a raccoon for lunch. I bet the parent got it. DN14 is learning how to drag prey, but cannot fly with it yet.

Getting close to dinnertime, with one near the nest placing an order and the other in a creek tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 02, 2021, 04:51:24 PM
STL, did you notice that the other day either D13 or D14 had a raccoon head in the nest and was tossing it around like a football.  Mom had turned them into raccoon connoisseurs.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 02, 2021, 04:58:54 PM
STL, did you notice that the other day either D13 or D14 had a raccoon head in the nest and was tossing it around like a football.  Mom had turned them into raccoon connoisseurs.

LOL, I must have missed that, jaspurr.  When did that happen??
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 02, 2021, 05:11:32 PM
Some good hunting on the ground resulted in a raccoon for lunch. I bet the parent got it. DN14 is learning how to drag prey, but cannot fly with it yet.

Getting close to dinnertime, with one near the nest placing an order and the other in a creek tree.

Wonderful pics, STL of today's activity. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 03, 2021, 06:02:40 AM
Good morning,  Not sure what RRP put in that injection on banding day but it has created a little monster.  Chance is now grabbing and mantling food from Zooey.  LOL. Reminds me of fish deliveries by Mr North.  Very peaceful in the North nest this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 03, 2021, 06:29:09 AM
Morning pics from DNN
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 03, 2021, 06:36:13 AM
Thanks for the sunrise Lisa.  Wish I could remember when the raccoon head happened. I think it was sometime last week and I was in such a hurry I didn't even get a screenshot.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 03, 2021, 06:44:31 AM
Thanks for the sunrise Lisa.  Wish I could remember when the raccoon head happened. I think it was sometime last week and I was in such a hurry I didn't even get a screenshot.

Morning, jaspurr  :)

Ahhh, ok.  I thought the raccoon head happened yesterday.  I looked for it and didn't see it.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 03, 2021, 10:28:08 AM
Morning, everyone.  Few more pics of the Northies from daybreak to 10AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 03, 2021, 10:38:32 AM
Wonderful pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 03, 2021, 01:05:31 PM
Lisa, STL, Is everything OK at North Nest??????  On e of the adults is standing kinda strange, maybe just Heat??????
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 03, 2021, 01:09:10 PM
Lisa, STL, Is everything OK at North Nest??????  On e of the adults is standing kinda strange, maybe just Heat??????

Looks to be ok, jaspurr
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 03, 2021, 01:11:27 PM
Yes I see that now.  One of the eagles had a very droopy wing.  Heat I guess.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 03, 2021, 01:13:10 PM
Yes I see that now.  One of the eagles had a very droopy wing.  Heat I guess.

 :D  Probably wanting food! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 03, 2021, 01:18:02 PM
A few afternoon pics from DNN - DNF & Mr North vocalizing, and DN13, DNF & DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 03, 2021, 01:20:23 PM
I went back over rewind.  I think it was D13 giving a very realistic imitation of hurt wing behavior.  Had me fooled.  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 03, 2021, 04:48:31 PM
DN14 on the stump
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 03, 2021, 05:38:47 PM
Lisa, I missed the stump poses! Wonderful, powerful DN14.

Pics of the Norths calling together, briefly, then the fledglings joining the party. Is this the Spit Tree? About noon, then 1:00.

Both hanging around and resting on the nest at 5PM, calling for carry-in.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 03, 2021, 06:03:01 PM
Lisa, I missed the stump poses! Wonderful, powerful DN14.

Pics of the Norths calling together, briefly, then the fledglings joining the party. Is this the Spit Tree? About noon, then 1:00.

Both hanging around and resting on the nest at 5PM, calling for carry-in.

STL, I think that was the Spit tree. 

Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 04, 2021, 12:10:14 PM
A few pic of the DNN kids this morning - DN13 standing and 14 laying down, DN13 decided to lay next to 14 and preen on their tail, and DN14(left), DN13(right)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 04, 2021, 12:14:35 PM
Dos Amigos.   :) :).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 04, 2021, 12:58:13 PM
Lisa, Jaspurr, everyone at the North nest forum -- What a year this has been, and aren't they a pair?  DN13 & 14, and MrN and DNF, so 2 pairs.   ;D

Morning pics -- Fairly sure of the IDs on the closeups.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 04, 2021, 02:17:46 PM
Happy Independence Day.  Shep posted a pretty picture of fireworks from the GSB cam.   STL, love your sunrise picture.
The North Nest has give us the opportunity to watch the special relationship that can develop between two  siblings.  Thanks to the cam operators we have been able to watch this relationship develop far beyond the nest.  I can't give them enough praise.  I am so grateful that STL , Lisa and the other members of this forum have shared their photographs and knowledge with me.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 04, 2021, 04:11:15 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Jaspurr.
Couple afternoon pics.
The DNs spent some  time on the nest this afternoon, picking at bones, cornstalks, dried up skins. Not much nourishment there any more. Somebody teach these kids how to fish!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 04, 2021, 04:59:39 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Jaspurr.
Couple afternoon pics.
The DNs spent some  time on the nest this afternoon, picking at bones, cornstalks, dried up skins. Not much nourishment there any more. Somebody teach these kids how to fish!

Wonderful pics, STL  :)  Have a few I am gonna share from that time frame too. 

jaspurr, as STL said, thank you for the kind words.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 04, 2021, 05:13:12 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - A nice fly-in to the perch branch by DN13, and the rest of the pics....DN13 top, DN14 bottom
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 05, 2021, 07:27:44 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Beautiful sunrise, and DN13 & DN14
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 05, 2021, 08:02:07 AM
The sunrise picture.  Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 05, 2021, 08:19:10 AM
The sunrise picture.  Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

 :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 05, 2021, 10:06:23 AM
Sunrises in Iowa are soooo colorful!

Couple early pics. I liked the one of DN14 doing a shoebox impression. Not developed enough yet for the breadbox shoulders like DNF.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 05, 2021, 10:18:08 AM
Sunrises in Iowa are soooo colorful!

Couple early pics. I liked the one of DN14 doing a shoebox impression. Not developed enough yet for the breadbox shoulders like DNF.  ;)

STL, Great pics!

That last pic, the kiddo are blending in with the branches.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 05, 2021, 10:25:27 AM
Camouflage, so yellow arrows!

Still flying here and there, waiting for food. At last look, both DNs were in that creek tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 05, 2021, 10:54:36 AM
A shoebox impression????  That is a new one for me.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 05, 2021, 11:41:41 AM
A couple pics of DN13 from this morning, and cows in the stream
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 05, 2021, 12:30:48 PM
DN14 this afternoon
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 05, 2021, 04:19:12 PM
Lisa, great pics of DN14 exploring branches up and "behind" the nest. Funny looks at that piece of camera equipment!

The DNs are all over the area. They haven't had much luck finding food today.  The fawns are too big now, I hope.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 05, 2021, 04:26:54 PM
Lisa, great pics of DN14 exploring branches up and "behind" the nest. Funny looks at that piece of camera equipment!

The DNs are all over the area. They haven't had much luck finding food today.  The fawns are too big now, I hope.

Great pics, STL

Mama deer and her fawns are pretty.  I am taking a look at them now in rewind.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 05, 2021, 04:29:29 PM
Jaspurr, you asked about the shoebox -- from the rear, BE shoulders look really squared off.  DNF is bigger and looks like a breadbox. The DNs aren't so wide, so shoebox.

About the white-tailed deer -- after the first, single, fawn, most does have twins. It's a strategy to keep up the population and still have a young if one of them dies. My son hunts & told me this. So in this case, this doe had at least one fawn last year.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 05, 2021, 06:50:02 PM
That is now part of my BE vocabulary.  Thank you STL.  The deer birthing strategy is a very successful one. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on July 05, 2021, 08:48:13 PM
I love the variety of settings here at the North nest. Beautiful pics today, as usual. Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 06, 2021, 06:36:40 AM
Morning pics from DNN - DN14 in the nest and picking at nestovers, DN13 on perch branch, and DN13 casts a pellet while on perch branch (pellet is the black blob right below the branch)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 06, 2021, 07:07:51 AM
Good morning Lisa, nice pictures of the owl in Decorah nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 06, 2021, 07:10:20 AM
Good morning Lisa, nice pictures of the owl in Decorah nest.

Morning, jaspurr and thanks  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 06, 2021, 08:16:10 AM
DN13(front), DN14(back)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 06, 2021, 08:57:40 AM
Lisa quick, is that Dad at the Hatchery?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 06, 2021, 09:01:44 AM
I took a bunch of screenshots, if only I knew how to post.  I am bringing my computer to ATF so someone can show me how.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 06, 2021, 09:42:07 AM
Shoot.  Glad you are here to keep me straight.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 06, 2021, 02:10:02 PM
According to the weather, it is going to be much cooler the rest of the week but Decorah weather is saying that the temps will raise again for the ATF. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 06, 2021, 07:32:10 PM
Food drop at the nest by DNF about 3:30 this afternoon. DN14 jumped on it, then DN13 flew in and a scuffle ensued, with DN13 getting the whole fish. DN14 tried an under-the-wing, between-the-legs move, to no success. Resting followed by watching the cattle herd. Still calling for food.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 07, 2021, 06:11:04 AM
About 35 minutes ago on rewind - DN14 was heading to the perch branch from across the field, and could not get a grip on the branch and slipped.  14 was hanging from their talons upside down for a few minutes till they finally released and flew off. 
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 07, 2021, 10:14:24 AM
I hate it when I do that.  D13 never took his eyes off him.  I could just imagine him trying to work out how he was going to get out of the upside posture.  Nice recovery.  Glad he is OK.  The lichen on the trees are slippery when they are wet.
Good morning Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 07, 2021, 01:31:32 PM
Morning pics of DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 07, 2021, 01:33:00 PM
I hate it when I do that.  D13 never took his eyes off him.  I could just imagine him trying to work out how he was going to get out of the upside posture.  Nice recovery.  Glad he is OK.  The lichen on the trees are slippery when they are wet.
Good morning Lisa.

Afternoon, jaspurr

Well, there my post sat till I got home from running errands.  I thought I had hit post, but it must have been preview!

DN13 was looking at Dn14 like, what the heck are you doing?!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 07, 2021, 01:39:02 PM
Errands is what I was doing this morning.  Trying to get my car checked out before I leave.  Will be back at the mechanics tomorrow morning.  Counting down the days.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 07, 2021, 01:41:22 PM
Errands is what I was doing this morning.  Trying to get my car checked out before I leave.  Will be back at the mechanics tomorrow morning.  Counting down the days.

That is what I was doing today too! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 07, 2021, 03:28:48 PM
Great pics Lisa and STL!

Get some good pics while at ATF!!

2 food drops
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 07, 2021, 03:30:08 PM
Poor 14
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 07, 2021, 04:34:09 PM
Tig, great food drop pics. The DNs sure look huge when in full mantle mode.

DNF brought a duck for dinner at about 3:45, several pics of that event. First duck for the youngsters to devour on their own, I think. DN14 got it all this time.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 07, 2021, 04:35:05 PM
Wonderful pics, tig and STL!  :D

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 08, 2021, 06:31:40 AM
Early morning, DN14 resting on the nest. Don't those black wing feathers look like the fins on an old Cadillac?
DN13 on the Yonder tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 08, 2021, 06:47:51 AM
Early morning, DN14 resting on the nest. Don't those black wing feathers look like the fins on an old Cadillac?
DN13 on the Yonder tree.

LOL, 14 looks like a cadillac!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 08, 2021, 06:51:33 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Very early morning pic, you can see 13 & 14's eyes glowing, and 14 found some old pelt and ate it the side of the nest
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 08, 2021, 11:32:18 AM
Lisa, love the closeups on the very edge of the nest. A sparrow came to watch for a moment.

Between about 10 and 11 AM, nest picking, nothing nourishing, but fun to see what they uncover. Sticks, bits of spines, large bird leg & foot, probably pheasant.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 08, 2021, 12:46:33 PM
Glad I got my car done early.  1:43 Northern VA time and Elsa is here.  Not much wind yet but lots of thunder/lightning.  Lisa, hope you are home safe.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 08, 2021, 01:04:33 PM
Here comes the rain.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 08, 2021, 01:17:47 PM
Glad I got my car done early.  1:43 Northern VA time and Elsa is here.  Not much wind yet but lots of thunder/lightning.  Lisa, hope you are home safe.

Glad that you got your car done early, jaspurr.

Nothing yet from Elsa, but I am ready...have my cell and iPad charged, and my candles out in case we lose power.

Stay safe!!!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 08, 2021, 01:18:49 PM
Lisa, love the closeups on the very edge of the nest. A sparrow came to watch for a moment.

Between about 10 and 11 AM, nest picking, nothing nourishing, but fun to see what they uncover. Sticks, bits of spines, large bird leg & foot, probably pheasant.

Great pics, STL

The bird leg pic  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 08, 2021, 01:25:25 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN -  DN13, DN14 behind the leaves & DN13, and DN14 & DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 08, 2021, 04:51:22 PM
More afternoon pics from DNN - Mr North to the nest with a duck dinner, DN14 won the food fight and got the duck, and DN13 watching intently while DN14 eats
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 08, 2021, 05:19:00 PM
Lisa, I was going to make dinner.  I am posting this picture on my refrigerator as motivation for a weight loss program.  I wish it were that easy.  Have you seen Chance.  She is all grown up and thinking about getting on the ledge.  One foot is a start.  STL, you must take a peek.  You won't believe how beautiful she is.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 08, 2021, 05:30:31 PM
Lisa, love the duck delivery pics.

It has been a food-filled afternoon, smorgasbord at the nest with a fawn haunch and 2 ducks between 2:00 and 5:00. DN14 claimed everything with huge mantles. DN13 got the deer when MrN brought the first duck. If you are really squeamish, don't watch the closeups on the rewind.

Earlier, the DNs spent quite a long time in the Love branches. DN13 was picking salad leaves!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 08, 2021, 05:56:28 PM
Thanks for the warning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 08, 2021, 06:13:28 PM
Jaspurr - I have peeped in on Chance.  She is getting big.

STL - Great pics, and thanks for the times on the other food drops.  I only caught that last duck drop.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 09, 2021, 07:13:42 AM
Great pics Lisa and STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 09, 2021, 08:56:06 AM
Shep told me that Chance was generating a snow blizzard this morning.   She was flapping her wings so hard that down feathers were flying everywhere. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 09, 2021, 04:10:27 PM
Action on the rewind this afternoon.  Before 3 PM, great views of several eagles soaring. One parent and both youngsters dropped onto the nest for a brief visit. Parent flew off and the DNs stayed to rest. Their white shoulder feathers are in full view with the breeze. No pic, but great rewind at 4:00 of one practicing carrying something while flyhopping, I think D13. That's a skill they need for catching and carrying prey.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 09, 2021, 06:27:08 PM
Action on the rewind this afternoon.  Before 3 PM, great views of several eagles soaring. One parent and both youngsters dropped onto the nest for a brief visit. Parent flew off and the DNs stayed to rest. Their white shoulder feathers are in full view with the breeze. No pic, but great rewind at 4:00 of one practicing carrying something while flyhopping, I think D13. That's a skill they need for catching and carrying prey.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 09, 2021, 07:49:51 PM
Great pics STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 10, 2021, 10:29:36 AM
Duck for DN14's breakfast today. DN13 flew in from a Love branch, but was too late to claim.

At posting time (10-30AM) both youngsters are at the creek. Might have been batheing or fishing.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 10, 2021, 01:15:00 PM
Another feed on the nest. DNF brought in bloody red remains, probably deer- or cowghetti.  DN13 was on the nest to claim it and eat part. DN14 arrived and stealthily stole what was left.  I love how they peer under each others' wings, looks like a snake or dinosaur, very reptilian. When the food competition is over, they are pals again, perching on a Ladder branch, picking away leaves to get a better view.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 10, 2021, 01:43:23 PM
Great pics, STL and tig!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 10, 2021, 02:01:01 PM
Afternoon fish delivery by DNF - 14 grabs it, and does a great mantle...13 crashes into the side of the nest trying to get in the nest, and 14 swallows the tail!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 10, 2021, 04:18:13 PM
Lisa, Love the pic of the fishtail!

Few more from this afternoon. No action, just beauty.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 10, 2021, 04:30:43 PM
DN14's fish was probably a brown trout. They look golden yellow underneath. Iowa DNR stocks both brown trout and rainbow trout in spring and summer.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 10, 2021, 05:02:12 PM
Lisa, Love the pic of the fishtail!

Few more from this afternoon. No action, just beauty.

Thanks, STL.....wonderful close-ups! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 10, 2021, 05:14:11 PM
Close-ups of DN13
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: tigeag on July 10, 2021, 06:46:32 PM
Great pics Lisa and STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 10, 2021, 07:22:47 PM
This year is just the best for pics at the North nest and environs.  Thanks to the Cam Ops for making the visuals available to us!   ;D

The local wild ducks are getting hit pretty hard as food sources this month. (That's the snack in Tig's last pic.)

Lately, when DN14 finishes devouring something, he/she lies down on the food spot, so DN13 can't even pick at leftovers.

Both DNs rested flat on the nest after the day's activities.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 10, 2021, 07:24:43 PM
Wonderful pics, tig and STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 11, 2021, 02:03:50 PM
Rain showers where I live, so can't get into the garden. Too bad, I'll just watch the Norths and send some pics.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: STLbf on July 11, 2021, 02:07:50 PM
Sunday lunch pics.

At first, I thought DNF just flew in for a visit, and the DNs mistook it for a game of leapfrog and pushme-pullyou.  But no, it was a fish, and DN14 was first to claim it. DN13 pushed and shoved and got the fish.  It's better on the rewind.  Since then, the DNs have been perching together and waiting further developments.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: jaspurr on July 11, 2021, 03:19:05 PM
STL, I caught you.  You snuck a peak at Chance.   :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 11, 2021, 04:22:49 PM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: Ginger52 on July 11, 2021, 04:40:27 PM
This morning the cam op found a fledgling perched upstream. At about 8:42 it flew off and chased a Great Blue Heron (GBHE) off. The fledgling was pretty close to the GBHE at the beginning of the chase. The GBHE flew across the pasture out of sight and the fledgling landed on BPT. (Around 5:31 a.m. one fledgling was perched on the Perch Branch and the other on the nest. Both flew off and appeared to be chasing somebirdy and then both returned to the nest. I bet it was that GBHE.)

Chasing GBHE (GBHE top center and fledgling circled)
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GBHE flying off.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 11, 2021, 04:56:32 PM
Great pics, Ginger!

That GBH better watch out for those two....  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 11, 2021, 04:57:35 PM
DN14
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51305944909_c7c0eb8c19_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: nanimal on July 11, 2021, 08:01:16 PM
Stunning pic, Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 12, 2021, 04:29:57 AM