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Title: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2022, 08:09:50 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR, Decorah North eagle friends......wishing you all a healthy and safe 2022!!! 
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 01, 2022, 12:09:55 PM
Not much activity around the North nest this New Year's Day.  Just really cold (7 degrees), windy, and snowy.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on January 02, 2022, 08:25:44 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 02, 2022, 08:56:50 AM
Not much activity around the North nest this New Year's Day.  Just really cold (7 degrees), windy, and snowy.

STL - That morning pic is beautiful from yesterday!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 02, 2022, 11:56:37 AM
DNF spent the night on a Love branch. Nice wing stretching as the light came up. Another golden sunrise and some distant soaring on the rewind. If you're quick, watch the red squirrel visiting the nest early this AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on January 02, 2022, 12:03:58 PM
A beautiful eagle pair! Part of me would like to think at least one of them is Mom and Dad Decorah's offspring!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 02, 2022, 03:25:22 PM
Just curious, when is RRP likely to start new topics for 2022 here in the Forum?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 02, 2022, 03:48:02 PM
Happy Belated New Year Everyone ! Wishing y'all only the best in 2022.

Please excuse me...my internet has been sporatic lately.

STL 1. many thanks for the lovely captures of the DN eagles. 2. Not much of an idea on  when new topics begin, sometime in January?.  I think Amy first purges last years  and it's archives. Before she archives 2020  with that I believe she purges all the images and only keeps the texts for archiving.  Maybe something like that  :-\

Hi Lisa and Jaspurr
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 03, 2022, 01:52:29 PM
Phyl, we'll see about the archives and new places to post our pics! Meanwhile, the action is heating up for the Norths. They are much more attentive to each other than just a month ago. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 03, 2022, 01:54:34 PM
More from this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 03, 2022, 02:22:21 PM
STL these captures are great. Many thanks. The Norths...maybe 'yes'. LOL 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 04, 2022, 08:59:46 AM
DNF brought something yummy to eat to the nest at around 8:26 a.m.  I have no idea what it is although it must be from a large animal because I don't see any bones.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 04, 2022, 09:59:17 AM
Ginger and STL - Wonderful pics!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 04, 2022, 12:22:36 PM
Lisa, that was a very large hunk of red meat that DNF ate this morning.  The chatters didn't identify it either.  Looks too substantial to be an afterbirth, and it's not the right season for cattle to be giving birth, or anything else.  So, mystery meat.  Somebody wouldn't be feeding the eagles would they?  There's no shortage of prey with the creek and all.  Maybe the experts on Explore will have more info.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 05, 2022, 01:41:30 AM
STL  t he 'mystery' meat DNF is chowing down...could it be a pet?  I mean shutter to think. Or part of a larger animal that was killed by another predator?
               I didn't know eagles ate handouts. But they do scavage.Soooo.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2022, 06:48:50 AM
Lisa, that was a very large hunk of red meat that DNF ate this morning.  The chatters didn't identify it either.  Looks too substantial to be an afterbirth, and it's not the right season for cattle to be giving birth, or anything else.  So, mystery meat.  Somebody wouldn't be feeding the eagles would they?  There's no shortage of prey with the creek and all.  Maybe the experts on Explore will have more info.

STL -  Another beautiful sunrise pic! 

I am not even going to take a guess at what that was that DNF was enjoying! 

Ginger is an Explore Decorah North chatter, so she would know now best what the Explore chatters thought it might have been.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 05, 2022, 08:31:54 AM
Lisa, that was a very large hunk of red meat that DNF ate this morning.  The chatters didn't identify it either.  Looks too substantial to be an afterbirth, and it's not the right season for cattle to be giving birth, or anything else.  So, mystery meat.  Somebody wouldn't be feeding the eagles would they?  There's no shortage of prey with the creek and all.  Maybe the experts on Explore will have more info.

STL -  Another beautiful sunrise pic! 

I am not even going to take a guess at what that was that DNF was enjoying! 

Ginger is an Explore Decorah North chatter, so she would know now best what the Explore chatters thought it might have been.   :)

On Explore we decided it was mystery meat (and that's also what RRP said).  I wondered if it was deer.  I noticed (as did another chatter) a few white hairs and that's one thing that made me think of deer as did the fact that lack of bones must mean it was a large animal.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 05, 2022, 09:36:27 AM
Lisa, that was a very large hunk of red meat that DNF ate this morning.  The chatters didn't identify it either.  Looks too substantial to be an afterbirth, and it's not the right season for cattle to be giving birth, or anything else.  So, mystery meat.  Somebody wouldn't be feeding the eagles would they?  There's no shortage of prey with the creek and all.  Maybe the experts on Explore will have more info.

STL -  Another beautiful sunrise pic! 

I am not even going to take a guess at what that was that DNF was enjoying! 

Ginger is an Explore Decorah North chatter, so she would know now best what the Explore chatters thought it might have been.   :)

On Explore we decided it was mystery meat (and that's also what RRP said).  I wondered if it was deer.  I noticed (as did another chatter) a few white hairs and that's one thing that made me think of deer as did the fact that lack of bones must mean it was a large animal.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 06, 2022, 11:45:22 AM
Nothing like mystery meat to get us imagining!  Coyotes can kill deer, or possibly a road kill.  We may never know.
Hope the deep cold in Iowa goes on its way soon.  Not much to take pics of today.  Yesterday my Internet was down all day. Annoying.
Keep warm, y'all.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 06, 2022, 06:51:53 PM
Nothing like mystery meat to get us imagining!  Coyotes can kill deer, or possibly a road kill.  We may never know.
Hope the deep cold in Iowa goes on its way soon.  Not much to take pics of today.  Yesterday my Internet was down all day. Annoying.
Keep warm, y'all.


It' fun to 'surmise' some times. Even if I get it wrong. LOL
, Nashville Tenn is under 5' or more of the white stuff, again Right after the last snowfall melted away.  Brrrr! 
Warm back to 'ya.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 07, 2022, 11:23:32 AM
Red squirrel seems to like the Norths' nest. Brave little fellow.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2022, 11:56:43 AM
STL - Beautiful pics of the lil squirrel!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 07, 2022, 12:25:27 PM
Thanks, Lisa.  On the rewind, it sits with its front paws rolled in as if it was wishing for warm mittens.  A few little birds in the grasses, also, but no pics.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 08, 2022, 03:42:01 AM
Red squirrel seems to like the Norths' nest. Brave little fellow.

Luv the squirrel. It's taking an awful chance with it's life.   Thanks for capture.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 08, 2022, 12:12:28 PM
Phyl, you are right, the squirrels often become a meal instead of a visitor!'

This morning, the Norths perched together in a creek tree, then made a short nest visit at about 9:00. DNF moved one stick then they both flew off.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2022, 12:53:06 PM
Great morning pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 08, 2022, 02:53:43 PM
STL great captures today. Thanks  Making some very minor changes to nest.
Hi Lisa /Ginger
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2022, 04:48:33 PM
Thank you, CamOps...love this pic of the moon from earlier today!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 11, 2022, 12:36:35 PM
Lisa, I love the moon pics almost as much as sunrises!
There was a young eagle visitor perched in a creek tree early this morning.
And on the chat, Blossem Holland has a great video link of a red squirrel at the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2022, 12:37:43 PM
Lisa, I love the moon pics almost as much as sunrises!
There was a young eagle visitor perched in a creek tree early this morning.
And on the chat, Blossem Holland has a great video link of a red squirrel at the nest.

STL - Beautiful visitor and gorgeous sunrise!

Will check out the video.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 12, 2022, 02:30:19 AM
Oh my word! Awesome photo of the Moon by CamOps ! Thanks.

StL   many thanks for the update.  Will check out that vid link from Blossom Holland
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 12, 2022, 11:54:06 AM
The Norths are back at the nest. Weather more moderate today, so other birds are enjoying the creek -- crows and Canada geese.  Rewind to just light for up to 7 deer in the woods on the far side of the creek.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 12, 2022, 02:56:37 PM
The Norths are back at the nest. Weather more moderate today, so other birds are enjoying the creek -- crows and Canada geese.  Rewind to just light for up to 7 deer in the woods on the far side of the creek.

STL - Beautiful pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 12, 2022, 05:04:28 PM
Thanks to the cam ops for staying on the job all this busy day at the North nest area! The Norths took advantage of the warmer weather to do some washing up.

MrN had a muskrat (I think from dark fur, dark meat, hairless tail) for lunch on a Love Branch. He flew to the creek for a bath then spent the afternoon preening in the Scary Tree (also, I think).  There was an oblivious opossum walking at the deadfall under the nest just after MrN finished lunch; lucky possum!

DNF came to the nest mid-afternoon, poked around and called but nothing doing. She went to meet MrN, then also had a bath in the creek. She spent the rest of the afternoon preening with MrN.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 12, 2022, 05:07:38 PM
Pics from possum to bath times.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 12, 2022, 05:09:34 PM
Last batch of pics for today.  The possum and the baths are better on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 12, 2022, 06:29:55 PM
Wonderful afternoon pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on January 12, 2022, 08:17:13 PM
Stunning pics today, STL, especially the profiles of Mr. N! Loved  all of them. Thank you.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 13, 2022, 12:01:19 PM
Thanks, these eagles are such a joy to watch!  Thanks to the cam ops who make pics possible.   :D

Nestorations all morning by DNF and fishing by MrN, but he's not sharing and she doesn't seem to be asking.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 13, 2022, 12:05:22 PM
More morning pics, DNF still at work and MrN with fish.  Rewind for good views of MrN at the creek.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 13, 2022, 01:38:22 PM
Hi STL---Lisa and Nan
STL S.caps are awesome. Many thanks.
The Norths  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 13, 2022, 01:58:57 PM
Beautiful pics, STL  :)

Love the close-ups!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 13, 2022, 03:51:54 PM
Glad you enjoy the pics.  I think of the eagle close-ups as facial recognition!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 13, 2022, 04:03:21 PM
Visiting eagles around the creek mid-afternoon, then a hawk in one of the tall trees south of the nest, then the Norths on the nest.  Eagle twittering sounds in the background.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 13, 2022, 09:21:02 PM
The visiting eagles in STL's pic (top pic in last comment) both took baths--near each other but not together--and a mink (I think) was watching and then ran down the bank and into the water and swam away.  Here's a video from GABear:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmI8t5UB6co

Here's a really cool video of Mr. N catching that fish that he ate on the Love Tree.  It has slo mo of the dive and catch.  Very cool.  From Eagle Cam:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB2w80JJrcg
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 14, 2022, 03:46:12 PM
Ginger, thanks for posting the videos!  The cam ops are awesome and we appreciate them so much.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 14, 2022, 06:25:27 PM
The visiting eagles in STL's pic (top pic in last comment) both took baths--near each other but not together--and a mink (I think) was watching and then ran down the bank and into the water and swam away.  Here's a video from GABear:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmI8t5UB6co

Here's a really cool video of Mr. N catching that fish that he ate on the Love Tree.  It has slo mo of the dive and catch.  Very cool.  From Eagle Cam:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB2w80JJrcg


Thanks for the videos, Ginger
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 14, 2022, 06:26:09 PM
Visiting eagles around the creek mid-afternoon, then a hawk in one of the tall trees south of the nest, then the Norths on the nest.  Eagle twittering sounds in the background.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 15, 2022, 11:12:25 AM
Live feed for all of the cams via RRP appear to be down today.  No notes on the chats about the situation.
Could be just my PC and Internet acting up.  Anyone else having the same problem? 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2022, 12:44:10 PM
Live feed for all of the cams via RRP appear to be down today.  No notes on the chats about the situation.
Could be just my PC and Internet acting up.  Anyone else having the same problem?

STL - Do you use Chrome as your browser?

I use Firefox and the cams on RRP website, and Explore are working fine for me. 

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on January 15, 2022, 01:42:05 PM
I use Chrome. Finally found a live stream of Decorah on youtube, but haven't found anything that works for North (not even Explore). I don't remember this happening before.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 15, 2022, 01:51:22 PM
Thanks Lisa & Nanimal.  I use Firefox and am getting nothing live from RRP or Explore either.  Other Internet is working just fine.  I tried restarting, that didn't help.  Now I'll try clearing both the cache and cookies and restart again. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2022, 02:40:13 PM
I use Chrome. Finally found a live stream of Decorah on youtube, but haven't found anything that works for North (not even Explore). I don't remember this happening before.

nan - I am using Firefox and watching Decorah North on explore thru Youtube.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2022, 02:42:44 PM
Cam ops are showing a pretty pheasant right now
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 15, 2022, 03:42:22 PM
Lisa, What a find, and I got to watch the pheasants, too!  Just after we messaged about the outtage at RRP, my whole Internet connection went down.  After a reboot of the modem, everything is working. 

On rewind, junco feeding early morning, also a kingfisher at the creek bank. And a coyote.  No eagles in view, but at least 3 pheasants from about 2:00 on, and a male cardinal for a while.  None of these birds would be around if the eagles were nearby. Unless they were "invited" to be lunch!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2022, 04:16:20 PM
STL - Glad to hear that you got everything working again.  Great pics!

I hope nan gets things working again too!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on January 16, 2022, 08:28:36 AM
Thanks, Lisa. I was able to see the beautiful pheasant here on North for a while yesterday on my tablet, but no live stream of Decorah on my desktop or tablet. When I first tried both devices earlier this morning, I had nothing, even after restarting. Finally tried a suggested tip to use incognito. It worked - have both cams up now! I wonder what's going on that the service wasn't available.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 16, 2022, 11:51:32 AM
Live feeds on the RRP Cams seem to be working today, hope same for everyone.  Couple of pics from about 9:00 this morning.  The hawk pic could be something else; it's pretty far away.

Have not seen MrN or DNF today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on January 16, 2022, 12:25:06 PM
STL, don't see any eagle prints on the nest today.  Hope the Norths are OK.  Beautiful pheasant.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 16, 2022, 02:07:07 PM
Many thanks everyone for the great captures, info and links.
Appreciate you work and dedication.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 16, 2022, 04:39:03 PM
Jaspurr, no nest visitors today (4:37 PM).  Now, a BE perching in the Brush Pile Tree, probably MrN.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2022, 06:11:28 PM
Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 16, 2022, 10:37:27 PM
Here's a video I recorded today of a rough-legged hawk putting on a clinic of how to hover.  The cam op did a spectacular job of following and zooming in.

https://youtu.be/L456S_Y2sAQ

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 17, 2022, 07:23:54 AM
Ginger, thanks for the video of hovering!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 17, 2022, 08:15:27 AM
You're welcome, STL.  I loved watching that hovering.

Here's a video I recorded on 1/11/22 of an eagle (appeared to be an adult) soaring and then surprisingly being joined by a juvie at about 3:16 in the video. The juvie closeup is very quick -- I also included a slo mo of it at the end of the video.  Another great job by the cam op of following and a more zoomed in view than usual.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoAKSAx6cp0&t=5s

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 17, 2022, 08:35:11 AM
Hi STL, Lisa, Nanimal, Glogdog, Jaspurr...

Ginger these are great vids on hovering and soaring. That RL hawk holds a great class.
 Bald eagle adult/juvie also put on a great class--- cam ops does wonderful work.
 I really enjoyed these.  So I gave them a 'thumbs up'  each on your   youTube channel.   Many thanks.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2022, 09:24:52 AM
You're welcome, STL.  I loved watching that hovering.

Here's a video I recorded on 1/11/22 of an eagle (appeared to be an adult) soaring and then surprisingly being joined by a juvie at about 3:16 in the video. The juvie closeup is very quick -- I also included a slo mo of it at the end of the video.  Another great job by the cam op of following and a more zoomed in view than usual.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoAKSAx6cp0&t=5s


Ginger....awesome video!  Love how the juvie flew in the front, and I could pause your video and see a good close-up of it!   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on January 17, 2022, 09:49:14 AM
Morning, everyone. Ditto what Phyl and Lisa said about the awesome videos, Ginger. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 17, 2022, 10:54:30 AM
Quiet morning for the North nest.  There's a young eagle perched in a dead tree north of the brush pile.  Good time to watch Ginger's video!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 18, 2022, 02:58:16 AM
STLmany thanks. Looks kjke a real quiet  morning for sure.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on January 19, 2022, 02:31:03 PM
Where are the Norths? Any sightings anywhere?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 19, 2022, 04:58:05 PM
Hey Phyl, my computer was offline yesterday and until mid-afternoon today. Small, easy fix but I had to take it to the fixer folk!  On today's rewind, it looks like MrN and DNF might have spent the night in the Love Tree.  I didn't see them the rest of the day.  But the songbirds were out foraging in the snow, eating berries and so on.  Entertaining video, and here are a couple of pics.  Just watching the cardinals in my yard or here at DNN makes me smile.  Y'all, too, I hope.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 19, 2022, 06:38:26 PM
Hi Nanimal!

STL  Re: your PC did the fixer folks say what was wrong?
Many thanks for the captures of Mr. North. LOL the Cardinals I call them Natures clowns. So funny.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on January 19, 2022, 08:16:45 PM
Hi Phyl!
STL, thanks for the mention of the North's from today's rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 20, 2022, 04:56:40 AM
Beautiful pic of the cardinal in the snow, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 20, 2022, 11:38:09 AM
Thanks for happy comments about the cardinal pics.  I have a big, framed cardinal photo taken and signed by Noppadal Paothong, an amazing professional photographer in Missouri, as an award for volunteer work for the MO Dept. of Conservation.  It gladdens my heart every day.  To see more of his work, Google him or check FaceBook.

And the computer problem was dueling security software programs. Removal of one solved the problem.  Free fix because still under warranty.  Woo Hoo.

Brief visit to the nest by the Norths at 11:30. Too cold for digging or moving materials.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on January 20, 2022, 01:02:52 PM
STL, thanks so much for the pic of the North's in the nest today! I didn't realize how cold it's been there. The temp on the cam page says -1. I agree that your Cardinal pic is beautiful. They are regular visitors here and always a welcome sight. I just looked at N. Paothong's website - wow, spectacular photos! I will spend some more time there, for sure. I love the work he's doing for conservation; wildlife needs all the help they can get! Thanks for sharing the link.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 20, 2022, 03:47:19 PM
Nanimal, you will definitely enjoy Nop's photos. He is also a delightful speaker, and has been writing some articles for the Missouri Conservationist Magazine. Not sure if non-Missouri residents can access the magazine online, but try this link and scroll around:   mdc.mo.gov

TMI?  Should I put stuff like this into a PM?  Writers like me tend to go on and on to avoid housework!   ::)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 21, 2022, 02:13:42 AM
STL thanks for sharing The Norths visit; also PC prob info. Never would have thought. But, makes sense.
Took a quick peek at N. Paothong's website awesome shots



Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 21, 2022, 11:00:11 AM
Looks like nest work has resumed even though it is still near-zero at the North's nest.  Quick drop-off of grasses and a big stick by DNF. MrN flew in between the grasses and the stick, but with nothing to add. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2022, 11:42:59 AM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 21, 2022, 04:55:35 PM
Another chunk of mystery meat brought by MrN about 11:30 AM.  DNF followed and took it over.  It's frozen, large, red meat, evidence of hair/fur. Even a crow had a go at it while DNF was still picking.  Around 3:00, MrN was back trying to get some meat off the frozen chunk.  Eagles perched away in the trees as day ends.

Please, RRP, send someone to ask if the property owners are putting out meat for the raptors!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2022, 05:20:02 PM
Great afternoon pics, STL!

Love the one of DNF perched in the tree. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 22, 2022, 06:00:33 AM
STL That is a very good question.        Some great captures.  Thanks.   

Hi Lisa and all.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 22, 2022, 11:14:52 AM
A crow visited the nest to pick at the mystery meat, about 10:00. Then a sub-adult BE came in about 10:30 ate some and carried off the remaining chunk.  No sign of the Norths on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 22, 2022, 11:50:27 AM
A crow visited the nest to pick at the mystery meat, about 10:00. Then a sub-adult BE came in about 10:30 ate some and carried off the remaining chunk.  No sign of the Norths on the rewind.

What a beautiful sub!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 22, 2022, 01:47:13 PM
DNF delivered a load of grasses about Noon.  She moved a big stick, then flew off.
Wonder if the Norths can tell when a visiting eagle has been on the nest?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2022, 11:14:47 AM
DNF delivered a load of grasses about Noon.  She moved a big stick, then flew off.
Wonder if the Norths can tell when a visiting eagle has been on the nest?

STL - I have wondered that same thing.   

Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 23, 2022, 12:28:15 PM
Lisa, there's probably something in Amy's blog about sense of smell in BEs, but I haven't looked yet.

It snowed overnight. One BE perched in a favorite high tree at the south end of the pasture, early this morning. And a female cardinal eating berries in the bushes under the nest mid-morning.  No tracks on the nest as of noon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 23, 2022, 03:10:33 PM
DNF delivered a load of grasses about Noon.  She moved a big stick, then flew off.
Wonder if the Norths can tell when a visiting eagle has been on the nest?

STL - I have wondered that same thing.   

Great pics!


I've been checking at various eagle info sights . Incl Amy's blog. So far no luck with the question.

 So guess I'll stick with this : I bet The Norths can tell if other eagles have rearranged the furnature.

Thanks for the wonderful captures STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 23, 2022, 03:52:15 PM
STL -- the early morning eagle flew off when another eagle cam along.  I'm guessing that the original eagle was a visitor and the one that arrived was one of ours.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7a97dc4c883f775708d913a34f8564c003360e0eb150b8eefc3d14a4de250165.jpg)




Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 23, 2022, 04:20:28 PM
Ginger, great shot of the eagle take-off!  Still no tracks in the snow on the nest here or at Decorah.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2022, 05:25:55 PM
Ginger and STL - Great pics, thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 23, 2022, 06:27:15 PM
Ginger / STL many thanks for the  great S. caps.  Luv the take-off
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 24, 2022, 03:31:37 PM
At about 1:36 Mr. caught a fish and DNF chased him to get it.  They landed on the nest 2 or 3 times as she chased him around the area but he eventually gave it up to her.  Here's a video posted by eaglespirit.  Very entertaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIRFp-B1vuY
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2022, 04:20:13 PM
At about 1:36 Mr. caught a fish and DNF chased him to get it.  They landed on the nest 2 or 3 times as she chased him around the area but he eventually gave it up to her.  Here's a video posted by eaglespirit.  Very entertaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIRFp-B1vuY


Thanks, Ginger!

What DNF wants....DNF gets!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 25, 2022, 07:51:27 AM
At about 1:36 Mr. caught a fish and DNF chased him to get it.  They landed on the nest 2 or 3 times as she chased him around the area but he eventually gave it up to her.  Here's a video posted by eaglespirit.  Very entertaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIRFp-B1vuY


Thanks, Ginger!

What DNF wants....DNF gets!   ;D

Thanks Ginger!

Too cute comment  Lisa agree
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 25, 2022, 11:34:57 AM
Thanks for the food chase video from yesterday!  The calls by the Norths are changing as they get closer to egg-time, same with food sharing behavior.

No sign of the Norths or anything else on the rewind so far today.  Nice video of frozen mist in the valley early AM. No pic.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 27, 2022, 11:02:52 AM
Warmer at the North's valley this morning, just above freezing. MrN came to the nest in pre-dawn light and picked around the frozen chunks. At about 9 AM, muskrat in the creek near the bank, at a distance looks like a dark lump. Might have been 2 muskrats for a short time.l
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 27, 2022, 12:09:58 PM
Great pics, STL

Thank goodness the eagles are catching a break with the warmer temps today!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 27, 2022, 12:39:34 PM
Yesterday (Wed.) DNF arrived at the nest (I think at about 5:12 p.m.) with a pretty fresh muskrat.  She proceeded to chow down.  Mr. North arrived but she wouldn't share.  Awhile later he arrived again and this time she shared for quite awhile, until she didn't.

Here's a video (GABear) of DNF's arrival and Mr. North's first visit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CWtBLkBrdE

Here's a video (rysx132) of DNF eating the muskrat that includes Mr. North's second visit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SooXAcea00o

Early this morning Mr. North visited the nest to snack some more on the muskrat.  It was quite frozen.  He flew off with it.

Edit:  I just realized that Mr. North did NOT fly off with the frozen muskrat this morning.  He left it there and DNF stopped by a little bit ago to nosh.


Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 27, 2022, 04:08:25 PM
Ginger, thanks for the catching up notes for the Norths and the muskrat.  DNF came to the nest about 3:30 and shortly after carried the carcass to the Love tree and is eating it there.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 27, 2022, 04:14:37 PM
STL -- Your pic is of Mr. North who snuck onto the nest after DNF flew off.  He's the one eating on the love tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 28, 2022, 11:29:08 AM
My bad, Ginger, sometimes I forget to look for the back of the head to tell which is which.

About an hour ago, DNF made a quick nest visit, then to the Ladder branch to perch with one foot tucked up under her feathers.  It's really cold there.  Wooly sock weather.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2022, 02:02:52 PM
Great pic, STL

DNF looks like she is soaking up the sunshine.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 28, 2022, 03:27:35 PM
Lisa, At 13 degrees, it was mighty weak sunshine for DNF to be sunning, but also good enough for a hawk to sit on the Yonder Tree snag at noon.  What species of hawk?? Now where is my reference book . . .
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 28, 2022, 03:42:14 PM
Possibly the hawk is a juvenile Broad-winged hawk, light morph. See pic from AllAboutBirds.org for comparison.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 28, 2022, 03:55:29 PM
Nest visit by the Norths after 3:30PM.  Great views of soaring on the rewind this afternoon also.  Beautiful sky background.  No soaring pic from me.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2022, 05:23:57 PM
Lisa, At 13 degrees, it was mighty weak sunshine for DNF to be sunning, but also good enough for a hawk to sit on the Yonder Tree snag at noon.  What species of hawk?? Now where is my reference book . . .

Love the pics of the hawks, STL!

I had a sharp-shinned in my backyard this afternoon that caught a small bird. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 29, 2022, 12:32:05 PM
Nice views of Moon setting past the trees at daybreak. Thanks to the cam ops!

The Norths visited the nest at dawn, DNF brought a new load of grasses. She tried digging but it is still too frozen.  Closeups of DNF as the camera moves and jingles, and I think she could hear it.  She brought a stick at about 10AM but no pic.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 29, 2022, 12:37:00 PM
STL - Great pic, too! 

Love that last one of DNF! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 29, 2022, 04:43:27 PM
As the light fades, the Norths come to the nest for grass and cornstalk arranging.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 29, 2022, 05:16:52 PM
As the light fades, the Norths come to the nest for grass and cornstalk arranging.

Great pics of the North's!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on January 30, 2022, 10:01:03 AM
Pretty moon in a lavender sky. It's great to see the North's back at nest work. Nice to see a little sunshine, too. Thanks, all, for keeping me up to date.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 30, 2022, 11:27:27 AM
Morning pics of the Norths trying to work on the nest, but it's still frozen.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2022, 12:24:14 PM
Morning pics of the Norths trying to work on the nest, but it's still frozen.

Great pics, STL

I see they are doing the stick tango in that first pic  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 31, 2022, 10:58:32 AM
Lisa, the stick tango is their favorite dance! Followed by the cornstalk polka.

The Norths spent the night on a Love Branch, see pics before and after dawn.  About 10:00, DNF's slow float-in is worth a rewind watch. They both visited the nest, and MrN brought at least one stick.

No pics, but muskrat feeding in the creek early AM, and a V formation of geese in one of the sky views, and a crow on the nest just before 11AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2022, 11:24:52 AM
Lisa, the stick tango is their favorite dance! Followed by the cornstalk polka.

The Norths spent the night on a Love Branch, see pics before and after dawn.  About 10:00, DNF's slow float-in is worth a rewind watch. They both visited the nest, and MrN brought at least one stick.

No pics, but muskrat feeding in the creek early AM, and a V formation of geese in one of the sky views, and a crow on the nest just before 11AM.

 ;D  the cornstalk polka!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 31, 2022, 11:55:32 AM
Any dance will do!

Second-guessing myself, maybe that's not a Love Branch where the Norths spent the night.  Could be branches on the south side of the nest, or even behind the nest-love tree side.  Didn't find a zoom in or out on the rewind.  Winter branch geography kind of confusing.  Who has the right answer?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 31, 2022, 04:42:30 PM
Sub-adult visitor at the creek about 3:00 on the rewind.  Perfect cammo for those trees.  I think it was playing with a stick at the creek, too.

DNF brought a pheasant as the delicacy for teatime at the nest, about 3:30.  MrN flew in, but she was not sharing so he left.  Some calling conversations between the Norths on the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2022, 05:32:53 PM
Sub-adult visitor at the creek about 3:00 on the rewind.  Perfect cammo for those trees.  I think it was playing with a stick at the creek, too.

DNF brought a pheasant as the delicacy for teatime at the nest, about 3:30.  MrN flew in, but she was not sharing so he left.  Some calling conversations between the Norths on the nest.

What a pretty sub-adult!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on February 01, 2022, 11:47:32 AM
Fun to watch the Norths arranging sticks right now. Looks like there's might be fresh grass there, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 01, 2022, 11:51:54 AM
Nanimal, MrN brought some grasses to add to DNFs pile, about 11:30 on the rewind.  They were also on the nest for an hour or so starting at 7:30 AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2022, 12:19:43 PM
Nanimal, MrN brought some grasses to add to DNFs pile, about 11:30 on the rewind.  They were also on the nest for an hour or so starting at 7:30 AM.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2022, 02:42:40 PM
A few pics of beautiful DNF this afternoon with her furry meal
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51857099664_0474e21665_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51857427100_7a23dfc020_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51856854613_7d08f33b34_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 01, 2022, 02:58:05 PM
DNF seems to be waiting for something, without really getting into the squirrel yet.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2022, 03:05:01 PM
DNF seems to be waiting for something, without really getting into the squirrel yet.

Beautiful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 01, 2022, 03:17:27 PM
Thanks, Lisa. DNF dug into the carcass right after I posted the waiting pic!  Kinda gory closeups, but thanks to the cam ops for being on the job.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on February 01, 2022, 06:54:31 PM
Any dance will do!

Second-guessing myself, maybe that's not a Love Branch where the Norths spent the night.  Could be branches on the south side of the nest, or even behind the nest-love tree side.  Didn't find a zoom in or out on the rewind.  Winter branch geography kind of confusing.  Who has the right answer?

You were right to second-guess, STL.    ;D  It was the Hideaway Branch that they roosted on.  That's located behind the nest.  When you see them fly off the nest in our direction, that's where they're headed.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on February 01, 2022, 07:55:35 PM
Thanks for the details, STL. Happy to catch some nest action today!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 02, 2022, 12:59:01 PM
Ginger, thanks for the confirmation about the branches from previous post.  Love Branches are curved, with the main trunk on our left. The pic from this morning, posted here, shows one of the Norths hiding close to the main Love Branch, where it spent the night and called as the light came up.

As you said, Hideaway Branches are behind the nest and straighter, flatter. Looks like the main trunk is also to our left.  Relabeled pic posted here also.

Do we have a name for the branches near the nest on the southern side? And a good ID pic?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 02, 2022, 03:59:39 PM
Grass work on the nest today, around 10:00 AM and again around 2:00 PM.  Really cold and windy, but the nest surface is looking more like egg-time.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2022, 04:56:13 PM
Great pics, STL

That looks like a log that Mr N brought in  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 03, 2022, 10:50:50 AM
The Norths did a short bit of nest work this morning about 10:00. Nice fly-ins on the rewind, but neither brought anything to the nest. It's easy to see them flying across the pasture with shadows on the snow.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2022, 12:18:30 PM
DNF with a lil lunch
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51860822235_036648bbe8_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51860169431_e4ca36c323_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 03, 2022, 12:52:28 PM
More red meat, looks like some dark fur and bones that will make good eggshells.  DNF turned the carcass, and it's a red squirrel. A really big fat one.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 03, 2022, 01:01:01 PM
More red meat, looks like some dark fur and bones that will make good eggshells.  DNF turned the carcass, and it's a red squirrel. A really big fat one.

Great pics, STL, and thanks for the lunch ID.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 03, 2022, 01:19:16 PM
She has devoured every smidgen of that squirrel, even the tail.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 04, 2022, 04:48:20 PM
Pheasant out and about near the creek and DNF perching above the nest late this afternoon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2022, 05:20:55 PM
Pheasant out and about near the creek and DNF perching above the nest late this afternoon.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: tulsaducati on February 05, 2022, 09:23:53 AM
Come join us for a flash chat on the Decorah North Nest. Here's the link: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 05, 2022, 12:43:40 PM
Thanks for heads up about flash chat, Tulsa!  I was too late to join the party today.  Any new news about the La Crosse BE shooting yesterday?  Oh posted on the Decorah forum page. 

Adding grasses and sticks are the chores of the day here at the North's nest.  Really cold and windy, so the little creatures seem to be in hiding.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on February 06, 2022, 09:08:51 AM
Saw two adults and a juvie of some sort, perched together on a branch this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on February 06, 2022, 09:10:13 AM
Meant to add that one adult is still there.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2022, 11:51:13 AM
Thanks for heads up about flash chat, Tulsa!  I was too late to join the party today.  Any new news about the La Crosse BE shooting yesterday?  Oh posted on the Decorah forum page. 

Adding grasses and sticks are the chores of the day here at the North's nest.  Really cold and windy, so the little creatures seem to be in hiding.

Great pics, STL!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 06, 2022, 12:15:56 PM
Nanimal, and others, were you confused about which eagles were where this morning?  The rewind kept skipping from nest to a pine branch south of the nest, where two adult BEs were perched for quite a while. Later, seemed like one BE on the pine at the same time MrN and DNF were working on the nest, then calling and mating on the Ladder Branch.  All this activity between about 7-30 and 10-30 AM.   :o
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2022, 12:18:41 PM
Great pics, STL

Your third pic, there is also another eagle tucked in the branches to the right of the pic.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 06, 2022, 02:53:01 PM
OMG Lisa, what great eyes you have! I had to go to full screen to see the eagle hiding in the heavy branches.

Possible strangers around mid-afternoon also. Pics might be MrN but ????
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on February 06, 2022, 07:51:49 PM
STL, Was I mistaken in thinking I saw 2 adults and one juvie this morning? I didn't see all the activity you described but am always grateful to see any eagle!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on February 07, 2022, 12:32:08 AM
nan -- At one point there were 3 eagles perched (briefly) on that one branch.  There were originally 2 perched and then a third flew in and perched but the one next to it forced it off the branch.  All were adults, though.  At first I thought that 3rd one was a juvie but when I went frame-by-frame I could see that it was actually an adult.  I think it looked like a juvie because of all the branches, pine needles, and shadows.

In total, there were 4 eagles at one time in that tree.  All were visitors.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on February 07, 2022, 12:34:58 AM
OMG Lisa, what great eyes you have! I had to go to full screen to see the eagle hiding in the heavy branches.

Possible strangers around mid-afternoon also. Pics might be MrN but ????

STL -- Your first pic is Mr. North perched above the nest.  Your second pic is a visitor and is perched in the area to the right of the nest.  I think the visitor is one that was perched earlier on the pine, but that's just a guess.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on February 07, 2022, 09:09:44 AM
Here are some pics I snipped yesterday:

Three eagles perched.  Two on the branch and one over to the right.
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Three eagles perched.  The one on the left had just flown in and you can see that it has a white head.
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1da135183154ad15d0b85343035b10a5c1b108f70675088cefdab558845e7ecc.jpg)

When the cam was zoomed out you could see four eagles -- two on the branch and two on the right side.  You couldn't see the one at the lower right earlier because the cam wasn't zoomed out enough.  I don't know when it arrived.
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a203f674a03fc791a5b59cd0f354b3cbf5838db17c619e888cac18fe575da17e.jpg)

Mr. North perched above the nest.  You can tell for certain that it's him because you can see the small round white feather clump underneath the beak corner of his eye.
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Eagle perched on right side of nest.  (What have you been eating, dear?)
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Another eagle flew at it to try to chase it off.
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DNF and Mr. North on the Hideaway Branch. Mr. was very intently watching something.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on February 07, 2022, 09:12:09 AM
Here's my last pic from yesterday.  I couldn't resist a snip of the red-bellied woodpecker with its cute little toes.  That 4K cam's capture of details is amazing.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 07, 2022, 12:51:45 PM
Love the woodpecker pic, Ginger.  And thanks for clarification of all the different eagles yesterday.  I'm surprised that the Norths allow others to be so close to the nest when it is coming up egg-laying time.  But they always know best.

Lots of little birds around the nest and on the ground this morning.  They are fun to watch on the rewind.  Then DNF brought grasses (9:30-ish) and MrN dropped off a fish for her. The pair was on the nest for a short while together (10:30-ish).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2022, 01:17:10 PM
Ginger - Wonderful pics, and thanks for the info on the happenings yesterday.   :)

STL - Beautiful pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on February 07, 2022, 02:47:30 PM
Appreciate the detailed explanation and great pics of the eagle convo yesterday, Ginger, and the beautiful red-bellied!
STL and Lisa, thanks, as always for your contributions here.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 07, 2022, 05:11:00 PM
Late afternoon action at the nest. About 2 weeks from now, DNF should have eggs to lay.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2022, 05:23:55 PM
Woohoo, nest action! 

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 08, 2022, 08:45:23 AM
Beautiful DNF this morning, testing out the nest
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: glogdog on February 08, 2022, 09:19:53 AM
Flash Chat going on right now at DNN if you can join us :) https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 08, 2022, 11:39:48 AM
Glog, thanks for the heads-up about chat. Good to see that regular chats for DNN begin on Sunday.

Both Norths were on Hideaway branches overnight, then MrN flew to the nest for a brief early visit. He left, and DNF came to the nest. She called and he brought a fish, room service!  Lisa's pic is soon after breakfish.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 08, 2022, 11:58:56 AM
More activity and a warmer day.  MrN brought a big stick and in arranging, catches more big sticks.  About the same time, there's a sub-adult perched at the creek.  Have we seen this one recently?  And several deer come across the field and walk under the nest.  All better on the rewind!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: glogdog on February 09, 2022, 08:07:07 AM
Flash Chat at DNN right now.  Join us if you can :) https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 09, 2022, 12:09:12 PM
Another pre-dawn nest visit, then DNF spent a long time picking at the grasses on the nest while MrN sat on the creek bank. Seems nothing biting just yet!  They came together at the nest for a brief time about 8:00. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 09, 2022, 12:34:23 PM
Another pre-dawn nest visit, then DNF spent a long time picking at the grasses on the nest while MrN sat on the creek bank. Seems nothing biting just yet!  They came together at the nest for a brief time about 8:00.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: glogdog on February 10, 2022, 09:08:20 AM
Flash Chat at DNN right now.  Eagles in view. :)
https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 10, 2022, 10:37:45 AM
The Norths are spending lots of time at the nest. First egg could be about a week from now!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 10, 2022, 11:38:54 AM
The Norths are spending lots of time at the nest. First egg could be about a week from now!

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 10, 2022, 04:28:53 PM
A bit of nest work this afternoon.  MrN tested the fit of the nest bowl, DNF brought a stick shaped in a Y that looks like a dowsing rod. They both flew off to the south soon after.  Rewind to about 3:30 PM for the action.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: glogdog on February 11, 2022, 08:42:12 AM
We've opened up a Flash Chat at DNN.  Please join us if you can: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2022, 09:41:59 AM
A bit of nest work this afternoon.  MrN tested the fit of the nest bowl, DNF brought a stick shaped in a Y that looks like a dowsing rod. They both flew off to the south soon after.  Rewind to about 3:30 PM for the action.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 11, 2022, 12:08:50 PM
Morning windy and cold at the North nest.  DNF brought a big load of grasses, those stiff ones.  MrN brought her a fish.  They mated on a Love branch.  All on rewind about 10:30 to 11:00 AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on February 11, 2022, 12:43:47 PM
It is really windy, but Mr.N and DNF are holding steady! :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 11, 2022, 02:13:34 PM
And holding on with their talons, but carefully!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 12, 2022, 12:02:36 PM
Really cold today, not so windy.  Early nest visit, then a fish drop-off by MrN.  DNF seems to get more vocal every day.  Good fly-in on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 12, 2022, 01:50:34 PM
Wonderful pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 12, 2022, 02:18:09 PM
Mr North getting all comfy in the nest, and beautiful DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 12, 2022, 05:06:51 PM
Lisa, the Norths are such a beautiful pair!

About the same time as your pics, DNF brought a pheasant (maybe just a wing) to the nest and ate it.  MrN brought some dark grassses. They were on alert, and he flew off, followed shortly by DNF. Still away at posting time.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on February 12, 2022, 07:11:56 PM
An intruder landed on the nest at about 6:25 p.m.  Mr. North was sleeping with head tucked on the Love Tree.  (I think DNF may have been roosting in a nearby tree further from the nest.  That's where we last saw her.)  Mr. North awoke and it wasn't long before he flew in and chased off the intruder.  Here's a video posted by eaglespirit on the DNN board:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV2_deYqqWs.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2022, 04:08:48 AM
Ginger - Thanks for the video!

Great pics, STL
I agree, the North are a beautiful pair.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2022, 10:06:12 AM
DNF has been waiting breakfish, and Mr North delivers!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51879429378_9c9fccca0b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 13, 2022, 12:08:47 PM
Lisa, great pic of the fish delivery!  I love their vocalizing -- MrN & DNF,  not the fish.   ;)

Nest work continues on this very clear and very cold morning. They keep checking the fit of the nest bowl.

Ginger, thanks for posting the intruder video. Good to see MrN defending his nest!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2022, 03:33:44 PM
Lisa, great pic of the fish delivery!  I love their vocalizing -- MrN & DNF,  not the fish.   ;)

Nest work continues on this very clear and very cold morning. They keep checking the fit of the nest bowl.

Ginger, thanks for posting the intruder video. Good to see MrN defending his nest!

Thanks, STL, and great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2022, 03:35:40 PM
Mr. North and DNF
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51879081272_11449a43ba_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 13, 2022, 04:59:38 PM
Clear, cold, not windy, a great day for closeup pics!

The Norths were working on the nest most of the afternoon. Rewind for fly-ins and outs.

Cam ops got some really good closeup views, like Lisa's.  I got a little carried away . . .
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2022, 05:02:39 PM
Clear, cold, not windy, a great day for closeup pics!

The Norths were working on the nest most of the afternoon. Rewind for fly-ins and outs.

Cam ops got some really good closeup views, like Lisa's.  I got a little carried away . . .

STL, I really like that 2nd pic!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 13, 2022, 05:03:16 PM
More beauty pics.

SEDs, y'all.  Nice to have the daily chat back.  Eggs to come soon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2022, 05:09:14 PM
A pic from earlier this afternoon - Mr North wanted in the bowl, but DNF was not done fixing the nesting material
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on February 13, 2022, 08:36:51 PM
Such magnificent creatures! Thank you for sharing the awesome pics with us, Lisa and STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2022, 08:17:15 AM
Mr North brought a fish to the nest for breakfast for DNF.  She was perched on the love branch, and when she saw him flew to the nest to get her breakfish.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51881710679_daac10fbd6_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 14, 2022, 11:09:09 AM
Lisa, love that pic of DNF scarfing down the fish tail!

She spent the night on the nest, and MrN came in about 6AM. Then she flew to the Love Branch and slept some more. She called for breakfish from the branch and flew to the nest when MrN delivered the fish.  She sang a Valentine song to him while eating.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2022, 12:26:53 PM
Lisa, love that pic of DNF scarfing down the fish tail!

She spent the night on the nest, and MrN came in about 6AM. Then she flew to the Love Branch and slept some more. She called for breakfish from the branch and flew to the nest when MrN delivered the fish.  She sang a Valentine song to him while eating.

Great pics, STL

What do you think, is today the day for an egg?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2022, 02:28:23 PM
Beautiful DNF at 12:57pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51882172598_275a9957f6_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 14, 2022, 05:21:14 PM
Lisa, an egg today would be the best Valentine ever!

They are near the nest or on it as the daylight ends.  Also, a hawk in one of the creek trees.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2022, 05:55:21 PM
Lisa, an egg today would be the best Valentine ever!

They are near the nest or on it as the daylight ends.  Also, a hawk in one of the creek trees.

Yes, I was hoping for a Valentine egg...there is still time, but I doubt it. 

What a pretty hawk!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 15, 2022, 11:41:38 AM
No egg yet at DNN.  Gorgeous sunrise, and the Norths spent a bit of time on the nest this morning.  The long views of fly-ins are so much fun to see, thanks to the placement of cameras and the great work by the cam operators! My takeoff and landing pics are often blurry, so check out the rewind for better action.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2022, 11:47:48 AM
No egg yet at DNN.  Gorgeous sunrise, and the Norths spent a bit of time on the nest this morning.  The long views of fly-ins are so much fun to see, thanks to the placement of cameras and the great work by the cam operators! My takeoff and landing pics are often blurry, so check out the rewind for better action.

STL - WOW, WoW, Wow on those sunrise pic!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 15, 2022, 04:04:41 PM
Wonder if all of Iowa gets these spectacular sunrises?   It's 4:00 PM and windy, some of the snow will melt today, no activity on the nest for several hours.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 16, 2022, 10:38:19 AM
Before daylight, both MrN and DNF were on the nest.  Little house sparrow visited about 10AM, interesting for size comparison when the sparrow was on the Ladder branch  (upper right)  and the eagles on the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on February 16, 2022, 11:35:59 AM
Mod GABear gave us a helpful recap of their nighttime activity:

"Looks like DNF flew in to the nest around Midnight last night and Mr North joined her maybe 5 minutes later.   Mr North flew out, came back.  They played who gets the nest bowl for a short time.  Mr North finally left for good. DNF was either in the bowl, on the edge of the nest or on a branch -- seems like majority of the night on either the ladder branch or its fork.  Mr arrived again maybe (this is a guess) around 5 AM." 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2022, 01:06:46 PM
Ginger - Thanks for the night activity recap from GABear!

STL - Wonderful pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on February 16, 2022, 01:26:51 PM
They look busy nestbuilding!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on February 16, 2022, 01:45:45 PM
Is this stick too big?  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2022, 02:01:18 PM
Is this stick too big?  ;D

LOL,  Peep!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2022, 04:36:17 PM
DNF laid her 1st egg @ 3:17pm this afternoon.  Congrats to Mr North and DNF!!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on February 16, 2022, 05:55:05 PM
DNF laid her 1st egg @ 3:17pm this afternoon. 

Congrats to Mr North and DNF!!


Ditto & cool beans !   8) :) ;D

DNF (I think) did a nudge and roll and gave us another peek at 5:10 pm nest time.

Geez and talk about clock work !  Her 1st egg of 2022 was laid 93 minutes later than last year.   

2021 DNN brood - All times CT (Nest Time).
Egg #1 laid on 2/16/21 @ 1:44 pm
Egg #2 laid on 2/19/21 @ 1:05 pm (2 days, 23 hours, 21 minutes)*
* (Egg -to- Egg)

 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 16, 2022, 06:01:23 PM
Lisa, awesome pics of the first egg-laying of 2022!  BL, thanks for the update dates.

Scroll for some before and after pics.  Congratulations to the Norths.   ;)   :-*

The action went on all afternoon, with two sub-adults peacefully perched in a creek tree for a while around noon, and some Canada geese by the creek (no pic).  MrN brought two huge sticks early afternoon and DNF helped with placement. She was vocalizing a lot all day.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 16, 2022, 06:07:04 PM
More pics, first egg, and super-thank you to RRP for the camera placement so we can see right down into the nest bowl.  Keep up the great work, you cam ops.

Mating on a Love Branch shortly before DNF laid the egg.  Should we be surprised? Could this mating be the start of egg #2 development?

About 4:30, they made the first changeover in brooding duty.  I always hold my breath when the egg is left uncovered.  But the eagles know best, so not to worry.   ::)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 16, 2022, 06:10:47 PM
Last two pics from this very special day.  Can we call this egg DN15, or does naming wait for a hatch?

SEDs to all of us, most of all DNF and MrN.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2022, 06:16:08 PM
Wonderful pics, STL!!!!

BrokenLug - Thanks for the egg stats!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on February 16, 2022, 06:21:36 PM
STLbf I believe it's egg #1 until hatch.
In example:

2021 DNN brood - All times CT (Nest Time).

Egg #1 laid on 2/16/21 @ 1:44 pm

Egg #2 laid on 2/19/21 @ 1:05 pm (2 days, 23 hours, 21 minutes)*

* (Egg -to- Egg)
______________________________________________________________________

DN13 hatched on 3/25/21 @ 7:21 am (36 days, 17 hours, 37 minutes)*

DN14 hatched on 3/27/21 @ 7:11 am ** (35 days, 18 hours, 6 minutes)*

* (Laid -to- Hatch)     ** = first glimpse
______________________________________________________________________

DN13 fledged on 6/11/21 @ 9:18 am (78 days, 1 hour, 57 minutes)*

DN14 fledged on 6/18/21 @ 5:02 pm (83 days, 9 hours, 51 minutes)*

* (Hatch -to- Fledge)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 16, 2022, 07:20:27 PM
Been playing catch up...  thanks everyone for your posts and pics

Ginger , BL, STLbf, Lisa and all many thanks for the nest updates, stats, and wondrful S. caps, too of today's exciting happining

Mod GABear thanks for the recap of the nest's night time activity.  Ginger thanks for sharing.

Congrats to The Norths on Egg #1.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on February 16, 2022, 07:21:59 PM
Everything born on this blue marble we call home is quite the thing to behold.

An extraordinarily great gift for us terrestrial beings is to see another eagle egg laid LIVE thanks to RRP.   :-*

If I could hug you soaring RRP climbers I would.

All these years later and it never gets old !

I always come back to the indigenous people of a local long ago.
Is it the celestial cues or the critters that are the true keepers of the time ?

I don't know about you all, but I'd set my hourglass planting watch by these Decorah BE's any season.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: cwellsla on February 16, 2022, 08:35:54 PM
Everything born on this blue marble we call home is quite the thing to behold.

An extraordinarily great gift for us terrestrial beings is to see another eagle egg laid LIVE thanks to RRP.   :-*

All these years later and it never gets old !

I always come back to the indigenous people of a local long ago.
Is it the celestial cues or the critters that are the true keepers of the time ?

I don't know about you all, but I'd set my hourglass planting watch by these Decorah BE's any season.  ;D

Great question, BL! I suspect it's a combination of the two, but lordy, DNF is certainly consistent!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 16, 2022, 09:39:55 PM
Decorah North Nest home of Mr. North & DNF

(http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/cheerleader.gif)Congratulations DNN first egg of the season! (http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/cheerleader.gif)DNF is busy with the fluff and we all know how she likes her deep bowl to keep little ones safe & out of sight! ;) Can't wait to see the bobbleheads this year! ;)

Dnf says..."No pictures please"...      (http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/blessingssmiley.gif)
(https://i.gyazo.com/a60dc373d3529584b874074099c334fe.gif)

***CORRECTION... this is Mr. North not DNF. My apologies... :-\ ;)***
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on February 16, 2022, 10:17:52 PM
Decorah North Nest home of Mr. North & DNF

(http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/cheerleader.gif)Congratulations DNN first egg of the season! (http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/cheerleader.gif)DNF is busy with the fluff and we all know how she likes her deep bowl to keep little ones safe & out of sight! ;) Can't wait to see the bobbleheads this year! ;)

Dnf says..."No pictures please"...      (http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/blessingssmiley.gif)
(https://i.gyazo.com/a60dc373d3529584b874074099c334fe.gif)

That's actually Mr. N. incubating, Lori.  Surprisingly, DNF let him take over not that long after she laid the egg.  He loves being a dad.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 17, 2022, 12:20:08 AM
Nice 'gif' Lori.

Thanks Ginger I'm not that adept telling them apart.
 'Practice, practice, practice." Phyl.  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 17, 2022, 12:30:35 AM
Decorah North Nest home of Mr. North & DNF

(http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/cheerleader.gif)Congratulations DNN first egg of the season! (http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/cheerleader.gif)DNF is busy with the fluff and we all know how she likes her deep bowl to keep little ones safe & out of sight! ;) Can't wait to see the bobbleheads this year! ;)

Dnf says..."No pictures please"...      (http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/blessingssmiley.gif)
(https://i.gyazo.com/a60dc373d3529584b874074099c334fe.gif)

That's actually Mr. N. incubating, Lori.  Surprisingly, DNF let him take over not that long after she laid the egg.  He loves being a dad.

Ginger, thanks for the clarification! ;)  I was thinking after recording the video that it "might" be him due to the size & he does fit a little deep in the nest bowl.  But then I thought no way DNF would let him take over yet.   ;) i am clearly out of practice for posting.  :-\ The Norths seem really excited and motivated.  I am very excited for a new season as well!  ;D Take care my friend.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on February 17, 2022, 12:31:54 AM
Nice 'gif' Lori.

Thanks Ginger I'm not that adept telling them apart.
 'Practice, practice, practice." Phyl.  LOL

Thanks sweetie!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on February 17, 2022, 04:45:46 AM
I missed the live event, but many thanks to all here for pics and posts about this exciting news!  :D :D :D  Congratulations Mr. North and DNF and best wishes for a safe season! I agree, BL, an extraordinary gift we have here. Thank you, RRP!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Raleigheagle on February 17, 2022, 07:29:28 AM
I also missed the live event this year. Maybe I’ll catch the second egg.😉. Congratulations to the North family.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 17, 2022, 10:39:31 AM
Day Two of this season's egg production.  DNF and MrN have been swapping often this morning since he took over about 6:30 AM. Probably getting used to this "new" situation again.  Watch and see, watch and see.   :)

Phyl and others,  a little help with recognizing DNF and MrN -- She is much bigger and has a darker face with a part and dark feather shafts on the back of her head, and quite clear yellow eyes.  He has a bright white head and yellow eyes with lots of tiny dark specks.  You can scroll back for recent pics in this Forum.  To remind myself, I keep thumbnail pics on my PC screen to click on for quick comparisons.  There are also notes and pics maybe below the live screen or in a blog.

Morning pics . . .
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 17, 2022, 10:41:19 AM
More morning pics.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2022, 10:58:34 AM
Beautiful pics this morning, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on February 17, 2022, 01:28:59 PM
STL -- Those are good tips for helping to ID our eagles.  Also, here's a document with additional tips.  Be sure to watch the video -- it's excellent.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LuoOpQF1_eWq0tnv_OHouIgariOeQ4g3xhgixBXCaJk/edit


Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 17, 2022, 02:27:26 PM
Decorah eagle airport - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_A__x0n69E&ab_channel=GlenLoyd
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 17, 2022, 02:40:16 PM
Ginger, the video in the Google doc has lots of tips for determining who's who at the North's nest.

DNF has white feathers not only in her tail as expected, but on her lower body, as does MrN. But DNF's extend way up high, to under her wings and wingpits.  Watch her on the rewind this morning (see pic for time) .  Must keep an eye on MrN preening to see if he's the same.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 18, 2022, 08:19:56 AM
Hi.


STLbf thanks for the help with ID-ing The Norths. It's printed and handy. As Lisa commented, 'Beautiful pics"

T40 'Decorah Eagle Airport--awesome vid, luv the slo-mo. Thanks.

Ginger thanks for add'l info  on ID-ing  The Norths, printed as well.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 18, 2022, 11:45:43 AM
Glad the pics and videos were helpful to Phyl and maybe others.

Seems like the changeovers are not quite so frequent for the Norths this morning. Another beautiful dawn sky.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 18, 2022, 11:48:43 AM
Changeover from DNF to MrN before noon. He's still there at 11:45AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2022, 12:26:52 PM
Glad the pics and videos were helpful to Phyl and maybe others.

Seems like the changeovers are not quite so frequent for the Norths this morning. Another beautiful dawn sky.

Beautiful sunrise, and love the close-up of Mr. North!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2022, 02:29:40 PM
WATCH LIVE: Decorah eagle dares to sit down on job after laying first egg earlier than usual

https://www.news8000.com/watch-live-decorah-eagle-dares-to-sit-down-on-job-after-laying-first-egg-earlier-than-usual/

(https://wpcdn.us-east-1.vip.tn-cloud.net/www.news8000.com/content/uploads/2022/02/e/s/eagle-image-to-use-1024x576.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2022, 04:17:33 PM
WATCH LIVE: Decorah eagle dares to sit down on job after laying first egg earlier than usual

https://www.news8000.com/watch-live-decorah-eagle-dares-to-sit-down-on-job-after-laying-first-egg-earlier-than-usual/

(https://wpcdn.us-east-1.vip.tn-cloud.net/www.news8000.com/content/uploads/2022/02/e/s/eagle-image-to-use-1024x576.jpg)

T40 - Thank for the article.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 18, 2022, 05:08:46 PM
Afternoon news from the nest.  The Norths took a break to have a mating on the Love Branch about 2:00.  Changeovers continued. At about 4:30, DNF was brooding and MrN brought in large, brown, furry prey.  Hard to tell, maybe a mink or a weasel.  One pic close up of the head, upside down.  Then he brought a big stick.  What a good provider!  Snow blowing and quite windy.  DNF off the egg while eating and MrN flew away.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 18, 2022, 05:38:02 PM
Lovely screen captures STLbf and Lisa
Mmm, mmm  the sunrise.  'The Love Branch'  Cute nickname

T40 thanks for info. Oh that close up of Mom !
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 19, 2022, 11:19:58 AM
Freezer-temp cold this morning, and the prey is frozen solid. See gory closeup!
The bare tail makes me think muskrat, but do they have white claws? From photos online, yes, white claws.

Nest activity seems normal, changeovers, rolling the egg, picking at the prey.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 19, 2022, 02:24:55 PM
About 1:00 this afternoon, MrN removed the frozen carcass from the nest, flying away to an unknown location.
DNF came to the nest soon after, with some grasses.  About 2:00, she rolled the egg.  MrN brought a sizeable railing stick right after, and DNF left him with brooding duty.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2022, 02:44:57 PM
Mr North came in, and is ready to egg-sit
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2022, 04:19:44 PM
Beautiful DNF at 4 pm, and Mr North eating the mink
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2022, 04:54:55 PM
Congrats to DNF & Mr N on egg #2!!! Awaiting official time from RRP
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Both egg's
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 19, 2022, 05:35:08 PM
Great pics, Lisa, and a glimpse of both eggs.  I think my pic shows both, too.  DNF is right on schedule this year, 2 days almost to the minute from Egg #1 to Egg #2.  Congratulations again to the Norths, and to RRP and the cam ops for bringing them to our screens.

MrN was singing praises to DNF as he worked on the carcass on a log under the nest.  I'm confused -- the carcass removed from the nest at about 1:00 was not a mink, but a muskrat (naked tail).  Yet the day before I thought MrN brought something with a furry tail that could have been a mink or weasel (see previous pic of landing).  Were there 2 carcasses?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 19, 2022, 05:50:25 PM
Glad I kept watching.  Here's a good look at both eggs.   SEDs to everyone and everybirdie and everyegg    ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on February 19, 2022, 07:00:46 PM
Eggies!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 19, 2022, 07:10:12 PM
These are greats S caps STLbf/Lisa!
Yuck-o! Frozen carcass.
Gory indeed LOL.
Thanks to you two and cam ops, as always.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2022, 05:39:20 AM
STL - Great pics of both of the eggs.  I knew if we waited around long enough DNF would give us a good peek. 

I got this one last night.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on February 20, 2022, 07:18:06 AM
Great pics, Lisa, and a glimpse of both eggs.  I think my pic shows both, too.  DNF is right on schedule this year, 2 days almost to the minute from Egg #1 to Egg #2.  Congratulations again to the Norths, and to RRP and the cam ops for bringing them to our screens.

MrN was singing praises to DNF as he worked on the carcass on a log under the nest.  I'm confused -- the carcass removed from the nest at about 1:00 was not a mink, but a muskrat (naked tail).  Yet the day before I thought MrN brought something with a furry tail that could have been a mink or weasel (see previous pic of landing).  Were there 2 carcasses?

Yes, there were two carcasses.  Mr. removed the first one (muskrat) and then later removed the second (mink).  As he was consuming the mink on the log under the nest there was an intruder in the area.  That's who he was vocalizing at and then took off to give chase.  We could also hear DNF vocalizing but the cam wasn't showing her.  When the cam finally returned to DNF she was starting to lay the egg.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on February 20, 2022, 07:23:28 AM
Here's a video of DNF laying the second egg (in case anyone missed it):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy2YHA4uCVk&t=2s

Mr. made at least two trips to the nest and DNF finally relented and let him have a peek.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0dB4pdhvTk&t=6s





Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2022, 07:46:14 AM
Thank you, Ginger!

I thought that was so cute last night, where Mr just could not go to sleep till he saw that egg!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 20, 2022, 11:55:45 AM
DNF stayed on the nest through the night, with a changeover at about 6:30 AM.  Nice clear view of one of the eggs at 10:00, and a changeover from MrN to DNF shortly after. She didn't stay real long; MrN brought nest materials, then came back on sitting duty by 11:00.  Warmer today so much of the snow will melt. Might be good fishing and bathing at the creek later.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 20, 2022, 02:51:22 PM
From noon to 3:00, rewind for a big murder of crows in the creek trees, a nice flyover of geese in the clear sky, Changeover from DNF to MrN, partial view of one egg.  Nice, warmish afternoon. MrN having a sun-nap. Watch how his eyelids close from the bottom up.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2022, 03:47:44 PM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 20, 2022, 06:20:34 PM
Howdy.

Great pics STL, Lisa and Ginger.
Many thanks for the info and vids.
Thought that was sweet Mr. North having to have another peek at egglet before sleep.  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on February 21, 2022, 07:16:29 AM
Darn, I missed it again! Thanks, Ginger, for the video of egg-laying #2 and also to Lisa and STL for great pics of the event! :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 21, 2022, 12:04:34 PM
Rewind is such a beneficial feature!  And the videos of course.

Things seem fine on the nest this morning, with several changeovers. No good views of the eggs yet. DNF and MrN are keeping them sheltered from the wind and chill.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 21, 2022, 04:45:10 PM
Nice fly-in by MrN at 4:00 this afternoon.  He came from "behind" the nest, where we are sitting!!  Nice view of one of the eggs at the changeover.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 21, 2022, 04:55:24 PM
Another great fly-in! That's MrN first, followed by DNF who has a load of grasses.  Rewind to 4:30 PM or so.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 21, 2022, 04:56:24 PM
Great pics, STL!!

Love that fly-in pic.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 21, 2022, 05:21:35 PM
Thanks STL for all the photo updates.  Wonderful 'fly-ins'.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on February 21, 2022, 06:43:46 PM
Thanks for all the great pics from today, STL.  Those were cool flyins.  Here's one that I caught at about 3:43 p.m. where DNF flew in front of the cam before circling around and coming in near the back.

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GABear posted this video last night of DNF hissing at something.  I would bet good money that it was a mouse because we've seen her do that before.  If it were something flying around, like an owl, I'm sure she would have made some alarm calls.

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

DNF took the first incubation shift last night but at around 2 a.m. Mr. North flew in and took over and DNF roosted the rest of the night on the Love Tree.  I have no idea why they did a middle of the night shift change.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 22, 2022, 04:07:20 AM
Ginger, great catch on that fly-by!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 22, 2022, 08:30:28 AM
A snowy Mr North this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 22, 2022, 11:55:49 AM
Lisa, great early morning pics!   MrN and DNF have dirty feathers on their faces still from yesterday. Maybe from gathering grasses that were muddy, since it look like blood. Hers are below the beak, on her right side and his are more all around the top of the beak.

View of one egg as they made a quick changeover at 10:00. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 22, 2022, 12:27:33 PM
Lisa, great early morning pics!   MrN and DNF have dirty feathers on their faces still from yesterday. Maybe from gathering grasses that were muddy, since it look like blood. Hers are below the beak, on her right side and his are more all around the top of the beak.

View of one egg as they made a quick changeover at 10:00.

Great pics, STL!

I missed the change over, and the view of the egg
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 22, 2022, 01:19:54 PM
A snowy DNF, shift change, and a sleepy Mr North
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 22, 2022, 02:12:32 PM
Ginger, STL and Lisa super wonderful S caps. Luv them all.  Eagle parents endure much hardship while nesting and all. All wild life does. 
 :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2022, 07:47:56 AM
Morning pics of Mr. North - He has some frosty lashes, and still looks a lil sleepy
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 23, 2022, 11:05:17 AM
Windstorm hit Decorahs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAQzR7chGps&ab_channel=GlenLoyd
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 23, 2022, 12:24:18 PM
Thanks T40 for the Glen Loyd video. Love the music.

Changeovers have been quick this morning, and the eggs are deep in the nest bowl.  Cam ops gave us a good look at the large nest bowl at the 10:00 switch, but no eggs on view.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2022, 12:26:25 PM
Thanks T40 for the Glen Loyd video. Love the music.

Changeovers have been quick this morning, and the eggs are deep in the nest bowl.  Cam ops gave us a good look at the large nest bowl at the 10:00 switch, but no eggs on view.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 23, 2022, 02:02:23 PM
STL/ Lisa great captures . Thanks.  Poor Mr North---Brrrr!  This time of year bald eagles are quick change artists.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2022, 02:43:52 PM
Phyl - Thanks, and yes...you are right about them being quick change artists!

I thought I was looking at Mr and realized it was DNF.  Had to rewind, and see when the switch happened!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 23, 2022, 04:15:58 PM
Quick change artists for sure! Also really good at concealing the eggs from "prying eyes" like ours.  Egg rolls are happening but fast and way down deep in the nest.  I believe that all is well from MrN's and DNF's activities. Adults adjusting things, but nothing visible enough for a pic at 1:00, 2:00, 2:30.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on February 23, 2022, 08:18:13 PM
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Unfortunately, because of a  pre-planned large wedding, pricing at the Fairfield on Friday and Saturday is up steeply.  Pricing at the other properties did remain more typical.  This little town does have lot going on during the summer.  It is a nice town to enjoy group activities.  Please, don't delay.  If you want to join our celebration contact me ASAP.   

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on February 24, 2022, 08:06:28 AM
STL, baby it's cold out there.  They need to be fast.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 24, 2022, 08:40:15 AM
Quick change artists for sure! Also really good at concealing the eggs from "prying eyes" like ours.  Egg rolls are happening but fast and way down deep in the nest.  I believe that all is well from MrN's and DNF's activities. Adults adjusting things, but nothing visible enough for a pic at 1:00, 2:00, 2:30.

STL -  ;D "prying eyes"
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 24, 2022, 11:37:54 AM
Ah Ha! Patience and great camera operator work got us a very quick view of both eggs this morning as MrN moved around. 

Rewind to about 9:30 AM to watch DNF carefully settle into the nest bowl by flapping all the while.

Awesome, y'all.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on February 24, 2022, 01:26:58 PM
STL, LOL, awesome determination on your part to get pictures of it.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 24, 2022, 02:39:35 PM
Ah Ha! Patience and great camera operator work got us a very quick view of both eggs this morning as MrN moved around. 

Rewind to about 9:30 AM to watch DNF carefully settle into the nest bowl by flapping all the while.

Awesome, y'all.   ;D

Yay, STL, you got a sneak peek!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 24, 2022, 02:52:09 PM
Mr. North, and a one egg peek from earlier this afternoon
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 24, 2022, 04:53:07 PM
Looks like snow again.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 25, 2022, 02:44:47 AM
STL wonderful S.caps , esp. the facial close up. More snow... >:(

Puff thanks for ATF info
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 25, 2022, 01:27:44 PM
Things seem fine at the North's nest. Looks like they got some new snow overnight. Pics of changeover about 11:00 this morning.

For some reason, the rewind is on a short loop, only about 5 hours.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 25, 2022, 02:54:50 PM
Things seem fine at the North's nest. Looks like they got some new snow overnight. Pics of changeover about 11:00 this morning.

For some reason, the rewind is on a short loop, only about 5 hours.

Great pics, STL

Love the pics of the eggs getting some sunshine.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 25, 2022, 03:20:49 PM
Always good to see the eggs in the nest!  It's 6 days since the second egg was laid.  Is that long enough to determine that DNF is done laying for this season?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 25, 2022, 04:26:27 PM
Always good to see the eggs in the nest!  It's 6 days since the second egg was laid.  Is that long enough to determine that DNF is done laying for this season?

I am thinking DNF is a 2-egg laying eagle.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 25, 2022, 05:06:21 PM
The second egg of the season has been laid at the Decorah North eagle nest

https://decorahnews.com/news/4321/the-second-egg-of-the-season-has-been-laid-at-the-decorah-north-eagle-nest/

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 26, 2022, 12:39:45 AM
STL / T40 lovely S caps. Wonderful to see the 2 egglets. With the  x-ray image Amy had in RRP blog. Now when I see eagle eggs (or any avian egg) I see that image of what's inside at Day 4.   Congrats Mr/Mrs North!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 26, 2022, 04:16:20 PM
Phyl, you're right, really interesting stuff in the blog about the eggs. Love the biology.

Pics from changeover at 2:00 this afternoon.  No egg views, but looks like lots of new nest material.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 26, 2022, 04:26:06 PM
Phyl, you're right, really interesting stuff in the blog about the eggs. Love the biology.

Pics from changeover at 2:00 this afternoon.  No egg views, but looks like lots of new nest material.

Great pics, STL, and DNF just brought in more nesting material. 

We may never see the eggs again!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on February 26, 2022, 06:25:55 PM
Phyl, you're right, really interesting stuff in the blog about the eggs. Love the biology.

Pics from changeover at 2:00 this afternoon.  No egg views, but looks like lots of new nest material.

Great pics, STL, and DNF just brought in more nesting material. 

We may never see the eggs again! ;D

~ Ahh' yes, but this can be a good thing ~

A deep nest bole full of warm dry corn husks, straw, pelts and other cozy outdoor fluff grow fuzz heads come March.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 27, 2022, 06:35:44 AM
Phyl, you're right, really interesting stuff in the blog about the eggs. Love the biology.

Pics from changeover at 2:00 this afternoon.  No egg views, but looks like lots of new nest material.

Great pics, STL, and DNF just brought in more nesting material. 

We may never see the eggs again! ;D

~ Ahh' yes, but this can be a good thing ~

A deep nest bole full of warm dry corn husks, straw, pelts and other cozy outdoor fluff grow fuzz heads come March.   :)

Howdy  everyone ...

Yes. Indeed it can. And, is.  ;D

Got it Lisa  ;)

BL the cuteness pic  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 27, 2022, 03:42:09 PM
Mr North and DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 27, 2022, 06:24:09 PM
Lisa, love the sunshine pics!

Rewind to about 4:30 this afternoon, when MrN chatters with DNF, he on the nest, she nearby but out of sight.  He flies off, leaving a tiny view of one egg and dry green grasses.  DNF arrives, looking like she has had a bath (cleaner face, wet under-feathers).  MrN caught a muskrat and stopped for a moment on the nest to show DNF, then flew to a Love Branch to consume it.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 27, 2022, 06:26:04 PM
MrN with muskrat supper, and DNF looking clean again.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2022, 04:43:06 AM
Great pics, STL!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 28, 2022, 01:46:24 PM
The Norths provide us with many little stories, thanks to the cam ops!

Today, a glorious sunrise, a hawk visiting the Love Branch, and MrN and DNF doing their thing eggs-wise.  Nice to have a warmer day. Sparrows are visiting the nest frequently, but see rewind; no pics. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2022, 03:36:14 PM
The Norths provide us with many little stories, thanks to the cam ops!

Today, a glorious sunrise, a hawk visiting the Love Branch, and MrN and DNF doing their thing eggs-wise.  Nice to have a warmer day. Sparrows are visiting the nest frequently, but see rewind; no pics.

Beautiful sunrise pic, STL!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2022, 03:41:25 PM
A few pis from DNN today - RT Hawk on the love branch, Mr North up and stretching his wings before flying out, DNF, and Mr North
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on March 01, 2022, 09:21:17 AM
That RTH had better stay away from the nest after what happened last year.  Look at that perfect deep nest bowl.  No wonder STL is having trouble getting pictures of the eggs.  We are going to have trouble seeing the pips this year.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 01, 2022, 10:14:45 AM
That RTH had better stay away from the nest after what happened last year.  Look at that perfect deep nest bowl.  No wonder STL is having trouble getting pictures of the eggs.  We are going to have trouble seeing the pips this year.

If that hawk knows what is good for his lil family, they better stay away!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 01, 2022, 10:16:47 AM
Beautiful DNF sleeping, and handsome Mr. North
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on March 01, 2022, 10:44:30 AM
AMEN LISA, I don't want to see any RTF fluff ball in thee nest this year. >:(
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 01, 2022, 11:02:06 AM
AMEN LISA, I don't want to see any RTF fluff ball in thee nest this year. >:(

Oh, me either!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 01, 2022, 12:06:26 PM
Looks like DNF might be  having a "spa" day. She was on a Love Branch just as it started getting light, and MrN on the nest. He has been there all morning, unless I missed a quick changeover.  Such a capable Dad!   Warm, in the 40s, so a good day for a bath in the creek. Maybe pics, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 01, 2022, 02:34:38 PM
Looks like DNF might be  having a "spa" day. She was on a Love Branch just as it started getting light, and MrN on the nest. He has been there all morning, unless I missed a quick changeover.  Such a capable Dad!   Warm, in the 40s, so a good day for a bath in the creek. Maybe pics, too.

Wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 01, 2022, 02:43:51 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - Mr N spreading his wings during shift change, and DNF arrived sporting some feathery nose bling.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 01, 2022, 04:03:37 PM
Lisa, Fun to watch MrN flap himself upright after a long time on the eggs.  I stiffen up when I sit too long, too.
From about noon to 4:00, DNF has been on the nest, with her bling!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 01, 2022, 04:49:34 PM
Lisa, Fun to watch MrN flap himself upright after a long time on the eggs.  I stiffen up when I sit too long, too.
From about noon to 4:00, DNF has been on the nest, with her bling!

I am the same way with stiffening up sitting to long.  I have a lil notification set on my watch to remind me to get up and move every hour.  It helps  :)

Great pics of the nose bling!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 02, 2022, 11:53:05 AM
Mr North, and a couple pics of DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 02, 2022, 12:13:22 PM
Lisa, those closeups are so intense!

MrN brought a large fish to DNF early this morning. Sparrows are investigating the lower level of the nest, maybe nesting, too. One egg on view, briefly as MrN did a roll.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 02, 2022, 02:24:09 PM
I spied our two eggs when Mr was up giving them roll this afternoon. 
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 03, 2022, 12:12:40 PM
Crying Decorah Eagle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG_ZlIFU14c&ab_channel=GlenLoyd

Decorah North Fiery Sunrise at the Valley of the North's (explore.org 03 03 2022)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok4x7OWpn3o&ab_channel=LizzyGEaglespirit

Decorah Eagles North Early morning 03 03 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjpeNS6HCnY&ab_channel=BlossemHolland
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 03, 2022, 12:21:57 PM
Exceptionally colorful sunrises all around this morning, but the North's is the best by far.  Color changes are spectacular.

Quick view of one egg when MrN left at 10:00, and of both eggs when DNF arrived shortly after.

MrN still has the dusty face feathers.  Maybe he will get a bath today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2022, 03:56:04 PM
Exceptionally colorful sunrises all around this morning, but the North's is the best by far.  Color changes are spectacular.

Quick view of one egg when MrN left at 10:00, and of both eggs when DNF arrived shortly after.

MrN still has the dusty face feathers.  Maybe he will get a bath today.

Beautiful sunrise pic, STL!

Mr N did get a bath today, sometime after noon.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 03, 2022, 04:53:27 PM
Lisa, yes, I saw that, too.  MrN's face feathers above the beak are still dirty!   He must wash just like my son when he was little, with one finger (talon) only here and there.  Don't tell him I said that.    ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2022, 04:12:24 AM
Lisa, yes, I saw that, too.  MrN's face feathers above the beak are still dirty!   He must wash just like my son when he was little, with one finger (talon) only here and there.  Don't tell him I said that.    ;)

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 04, 2022, 11:04:33 AM
Thought I'd discovered another item to help with ID for the Norths -- DNF has a long, white collar of feathers in front.  Well, so does MrN. 

Ah well, keep using the eye differences, clear for DNF, lots of specks for MrN.  MrN has a small white bump at the top of his beak next to his eye on the right side. DNF has dark feather spines at the back of her head.  When they are together, you can tell that DNF is bigger than MrN.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2022, 11:53:43 AM
Thought I'd discovered another item to help with ID for the Norths -- DNF has a long, white collar of feathers in front.  Well, so does MrN. 

Ah well, keep using the eye differences, clear for DNF, lots of specks for MrN.  MrN has a small white bump at the top of his beak next to his eye on the right side. DNF has dark feather spines at the back of her head.  When they are together, you can tell that DNF is bigger than MrN.

Great pics, STL!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 05, 2022, 02:22:48 PM
Recently the PBS channel in Iowa showed a documentary, The Eagles of Decorah, that includes footage of the transmittering of D1, Bob Anderson and others from years ago, plus John and Amy the "leaders" now, and wonderful pics and video of the eagles.  The link is up on the chat screen and available for a month or so.  Wonderful to watch!

DNF has been in a battle with prey of some kind this morning. She has blood on her face, but it is NOT her blood and NO injury.  Start rewind about 10:00 when she arrives at the nest with a large load of grasses.  It's raining now (2:00 PM) so the gore will be gone soon.  You go, DNF!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2022, 03:03:28 PM
Recently the PBS channel in Iowa showed a documentary, The Eagles of Decorah, that includes footage of the transmittering of D1, Bob Anderson and others from years ago, plus John and Amy the "leaders" now, and wonderful pics and video of the eagles.  The link is up on the chat screen and available for a month or so.  Wonderful to watch!

DNF has been in a battle with prey of some kind this morning. She has blood on her face, but it is NOT her blood and NO injury.  Start rewind about 10:00 when she arrives at the nest with a large load of grasses.  It's raining now (2:00 PM) so the gore will be gone soon.  You go, DNF!

DNF really gets into her food!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2022, 03:04:05 PM
Raindrops on DNF's back
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 05, 2022, 04:06:21 PM
Really hard rain all over the area. But DNF's face is clean again.  MrN brought her a headless fish at 3:30.  The eggs got a bath while she was eating.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 06, 2022, 10:46:51 AM
Sunday morning changeovers but no eggs on view.  Canada geese are on the move, calling, flying, resting at the creek bank.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 06, 2022, 11:03:02 AM
Sunday morning changeovers but no eggs on view.  Canada geese are on the move, calling, flying, resting at the creek bank.

Great morning pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on March 06, 2022, 11:59:59 AM
Ginger, I was able to google and find the Iowa Bird Rehabilitation Center.  It is sad about the White Fronted Geese.  You would think that the geese would hunker down and wait for the storms to pass before continuing on their migration.  The loss of birds is something people don't think during these storms.  I will never forget one of the storm chasers during the last hurricane to hit LA say that the ground was littered with birds falling from the sky where he was.  Bless organizations like the Iowa Bird Rehabilitation Center.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 06, 2022, 03:32:56 PM
Handsome Mr North, beautiful DNF, and DNF in nest with Mr N flying back in the background
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 07, 2022, 01:40:16 PM
Mr North on duty, and then bringing in a really long stick this afternoon.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 08, 2022, 02:36:20 AM
Decorah North Nest home of DNF & Mr. North

DNF & Mr. North
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Mr. North brings corn husk (equivalent to flowers)... & tail feathers in her face in time for shift change. 💜
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Deer Monday Morning early...
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 08, 2022, 05:31:15 AM
Wonderful gifs and pics, Lori   8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 08, 2022, 05:54:29 AM
Beautiful DNF yesterday evening
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 08, 2022, 10:48:29 AM
Counting the days until eggs hatch.  Good to see things are going OK at the nest!  Love the gifs from Lori and pics from Lisa.

Just before 9:00 AM changeover, two sparrows perched to the left side of the nest. They flew away when DNF came in to relieve MrN. The eggs remain out of our view.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 08, 2022, 11:07:06 AM
MrN returned at 10:45 AM with nest material. Nice pic of DNF calling from the Ladder Branch while he settles on the eggs.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 09, 2022, 01:07:57 PM
Morning pics, mystery meat, closeups of eagles.  No views of eggs!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 09, 2022, 01:09:18 PM
More closeups of DNF and MrN
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 09, 2022, 02:14:05 PM
Great pics, STL

Ohhh mystery meat!  Can't even make out what that is supposed to be!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 09, 2022, 04:16:44 PM
Handsome Mr North this afternoon!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 09, 2022, 04:42:25 PM
DNF has chipped the right side of her beak -- probably today.  Hope it's in an area that doesn't have feeling.  Maybe trying to eat that frozen hunk of mystery meat.

Someone who can zoom a lot might be able to tell if the red lump has feathers or fur.  That will help with the ID.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 10, 2022, 10:51:57 AM
Before dawn, DNF sleeping, changeover, then a couple closeups of MrN on the nest. He took the whole morning shift so far (to 10:45 AM).

Rewind to black and white (night cam) for a rabbit foraging under the nest and several views of MrN then DNF on the Love Branch, their stopover before and after the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 10, 2022, 02:13:41 PM
Rewind to about 2:00 for a fly-off by DNF, right under the camera. Followed by twittering then fly-around by both, with MrN coming to the nest and DNF heading toward the creek.  No eggs in view and cattle are not impressed, but we watchers will appreciate a video!    :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 10, 2022, 02:29:58 PM
Mr North, and the tail-end of DNF
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 10, 2022, 04:34:23 PM
Lisa, DNF has a fluffy petticoat!

Great dual takeoff and landing at 3:00 on the rewind. Cam ops caught this one just right.  MrN lifted off just as DNF was coming in with a big load of grasses. Still pics don't do it justice, but the best I could capture.  Maybe Lori can make a gif.

Now the eggs will be even more hidden from our view.  I'm sure the eagles know the cameras are watching them and they hide their eggs from us for spite!   :P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 11, 2022, 03:16:31 PM
Changeover at 2:00, from MrN to DNF, with a good closeup of the nest bowl.  Any eggs on view?  Ha, Ha. Nothing but corn husks.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2022, 09:47:59 AM
Great pics, STL

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2022, 09:54:08 AM
Beautiful DNF this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 12, 2022, 11:25:45 AM
Lisa, yes, she is certainly a beauty, and a fierce one at that!

Clear, colorful sunrise at DNN.  And, and, and, a view of one egg at the 9:00 AM changeover!  Yipee   :D

Quick changeover at 11:00, likely because it is so cold there. No egg views, but MrN brought a good-sized stick and there was a nice fly-around.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2022, 11:37:54 AM
Lisa, yes, she is certainly a beauty, and a fierce one at that!

Clear, colorful sunrise at DNN.  And, and, and, a view of one egg at the 9:00 AM changeover!  Yipee   :D

Quick changeover at 11:00, likely because it is so cold there. No egg views, but MrN brought a good-sized stick and there was a nice fly-around.

Beautiful sunrise, and great egg view pic!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on March 12, 2022, 10:29:04 PM
Beautiful pics today, STL and Lisa.  Here's one of Mr. North doing some preening this afternoon. 

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 13, 2022, 04:20:22 AM
Beautiful pic, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 13, 2022, 09:57:31 AM
Ginger, love that preening pic of MrN!

Oh Boy, an egg roll at 8AM, by MrN.

DNF brought in a stick at 9:45 changeover.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 13, 2022, 11:44:21 AM
Ginger, love that preening pic of MrN!

Oh Boy, an egg roll at 8AM, by MrN.

DNF brought in a stick at 9:45 changeover.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 13, 2022, 11:47:15 AM
Something got a lil too close to DNF while she was incubating...bird or squirrel, but I sure would not want to be wing-whapped with those wings!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 13, 2022, 01:23:15 PM
Lisa, your middle pic is spectacular! DNF is one formidable eagle.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 13, 2022, 02:01:00 PM
Lisa, your middle pic is spectacular! DNF is one formidable eagle.

Thank you, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 13, 2022, 04:26:06 PM
A cool fly-in at shift change a bit ago.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 14, 2022, 01:29:13 PM
Lisa, fly-ins and outs when they just float are such fun to watch!

Warmer weather in Iowa this week, hoping to see more of the eggs.  Only a dim view early this morning.  Geese are migrating, stopping by the Norths' valley.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 14, 2022, 03:25:58 PM
Couldn't resist a pic of the cattle at the salad bar near the creek this afternoon!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 14, 2022, 04:56:15 PM
Lisa, fly-ins and outs when they just float are such fun to watch!

Warmer weather in Iowa this week, hoping to see more of the eggs.  Only a dim view early this morning.  Geese are migrating, stopping by the Norths' valley.

Great pics, STL

Love the one of the geese!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 14, 2022, 04:57:41 PM
A close-up of DNF's feathers, and Mr North tracking something going by
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 15, 2022, 10:53:22 AM
Mr North getting a little shut-eye, and a close-up of DNF...Thank you, CamOps!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 15, 2022, 11:04:16 AM
DNN's cam ops are awesome!  DNF has such an expression, all the time.
Great closeups and equally good way-far-away views, like the killdeer in the pasture at 10:30 this morning. They are robin-sized birds.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 15, 2022, 11:07:20 AM
Changeover at 11:00.  No eggs on view, but good pic of DNF and MrN.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 15, 2022, 11:32:31 AM
STL - Beautiful sunrise pic, and love the changeover pic!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 16, 2022, 10:57:12 AM
Thanks, Lisa. Fly-ins and fly-outs are my favorites, until the eggs hatch!

Pretty sunrise today, warm temps, quick view of one egg at the 6:30 to 7:00 changeover this morning. Perching, flying on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on March 17, 2022, 12:58:53 AM
What a wonderful chronicle of the DNN you kids are cooking up here !    8)   8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 17, 2022, 11:46:41 AM
Happy St. Patrick's Day, everybirdie   

MrN treated us to a view of both eggs this morning!  They are closer to the top of the nest bowl now that the weather is warmer.  Not so long to hatching time.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 17, 2022, 01:24:44 PM
BL - Love the wing tip pic

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 18, 2022, 10:42:03 AM
Both eggs in view this morning, about 9:30 AM.  It's cold with rain/sleet/snow.  Now and then, DNF tilts her head and looks down at the nest bowl, as if she's listening to something. Maybe the eggs are talking to her -- or is it still too early?  Could be the sparrows that inhabit the nest basement.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 18, 2022, 11:00:25 AM
Quick changeover at about 10 AM.  Hawk perched near the nest, and MrN can be heard objecting.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 18, 2022, 11:17:47 AM
A few morning pics from DNN - Mr North catching some Zzzz, and Mr North around 10am.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on March 18, 2022, 01:59:31 PM
STL -- that Hawk flew over Mr. North before it perched.  This was the best pic I could get as the hawk was just a blur, although you can see some of its barred feathers.  Mr. North did a good job of defending.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 18, 2022, 02:15:03 PM
Great pic, Ginger! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 18, 2022, 04:39:16 PM
Here's DNF rolling both eggs at 4:00 this afternoon.  Still cold, wet, kinda sleeting.  Bet the eggs wish they were still way down deep in the nest bowl!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 18, 2022, 06:18:25 PM
Here's DNF rolling both eggs at 4:00 this afternoon.  Still cold, wet, kinda sleeting.  Bet the eggs wish they were still way down deep in the nest bowl!

STL - That's a great pic of the eggs. 

Mine didn't come out that good, but at least we got to see some eggs!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 18, 2022, 06:21:28 PM
DNF rolls the eggs this afternoon.  The 2nd pic you can kind of see both eggs.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 18, 2022, 11:56:36 PM
Lisa, in your second pic, DNF definitely is smiling! She knows what is to come soon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 19, 2022, 06:54:24 AM
Lisa, in your second pic, DNF definitely is smiling! She knows what is to come soon.

 ;D She does look like she is smiling!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 19, 2022, 01:11:13 PM
Cam ops found a couple of deer on the far side of the creek early this morning. Amazing clear view for that far.

MrN and DNF are doing their thing -- bringing more dry grasses, moving sticks, rolling the eggs.  For several weeks, we never saw eggs, now they are on view often.  Love the now!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: oldguy on March 24, 2022, 08:48:46 AM
Good Morning Forum Fans

I see that Amy has been busy overnight...  so here is the new bookmarks for 2022 forums

Decorah Eagles 2022 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2780.new.html#new
Decorah North Eagles 2022 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php/topic,2779.new.html#new
Beak Room 2022 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2781.new.html#new
Cheers 2022 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2792.new.html#new
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 24, 2022, 11:17:59 AM
Nice to have the Forum caught up to 2022!  Thanks, Amy!

No pips that I can see this morning. But the day is young, as they say.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 24, 2022, 11:37:06 AM
Nice to have the Forum caught up to 2022!  Thanks, Amy!

No pips that I can see this morning. But the day is young, as they say.

Great pics, STL

I haven't seen any either that I can tell. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 24, 2022, 02:22:34 PM
From rewind about an hour and 30 minutes ago, you can see a pip.....Come on DN15!!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 24, 2022, 04:58:53 PM
Lisa, great googly-woogly, we have a pip! Just a peek on the rewind, but soon there will be white downy feathers and great big eyes.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 24, 2022, 05:55:40 PM
Lisa, great googly-woogly, we have a pip! Just a peek on the rewind, but soon there will be white downy feathers and great big eyes.   ;D

Great pics, STL!

Can't wait to see our newest lil fluffball!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 24, 2022, 07:24:48 PM
No hatch yet at 7:00 this evening.  Probably in the middle of the night or tomorrow.  Grateful for the 12-hour rewind and our alert cam ops!

About 6:00, MrN flew in and aerated the section of nest closest to us! Then DNF got up, providing a view of the pip as MrN took over.  At 6:45, MrN gave us another pip-view.  SEDs everybirdy!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2022, 04:46:18 AM
No hatch yet at 7:00 this evening.  Probably in the middle of the night or tomorrow.  Grateful for the 12-hour rewind and our alert cam ops!

About 6:00, MrN flew in and aerated the section of nest closest to us! Then DNF got up, providing a view of the pip as MrN took over.  At 6:45, MrN gave us another pip-view.  SEDs everybirdy!

Great progress on the pip in that last pic, STL!

Hopefully, this morning we will be seeing a new fluffball!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2022, 08:49:07 AM
Our lil pip is coming along nicely, last roll of the eggs at 8:46am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51960260738_3172fb1e02_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 25, 2022, 09:33:47 AM
Lisa, nice pic of the early morning pip. I missed it on the rewind.  At about 9:15, DNF brought in a rabbit carcass. When MrN got up to leave, the wind blew him right off the nest!  No pip in view this time.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2022, 09:50:13 AM
Lisa, nice pic of the early morning pip. I missed it on the rewind.  At about 9:15, DNF brought in a rabbit carcass. When MrN got up to leave, the wind blew him right off the nest!  No pip in view this time.

Oh, I missed that...will have to rewind!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 25, 2022, 11:06:47 AM
MrN brought an oak leaf branch for shift change at 10:30 AM. I remember he did that last year, tearing the small branches off a tree "behind" the nest. No egg on view this time.  Maybe that rabbit will be DN15's first meal!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 25, 2022, 01:27:38 PM
About 12:45, DNF landed softly for changeover.  It's so windy, the ins and outs are like helicopters. She has a bloody beak and face feathers, but not from the rabbit carcass (unless I missed it).  Shortly after, she turned the eggs and gave us a good peek at the pip.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2022, 01:39:56 PM
A lil peek at our hatch in progress a lil after 1:15pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51960937699_468604c826_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2022, 01:40:42 PM
About 12:45, DNF landed softly for changeover.  It's so windy, the ins and outs are like helicopters. She has a bloody beak and face feathers, but not from the rabbit carcass (unless I missed it).  Shortly after, she turned the eggs and gave us a good peek at the pip.

Great pics, STL

DNF must have been getting into her lunch again.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 25, 2022, 01:53:18 PM
Lisa, that pip is getting bigger!
No changeover at 1:45. MrN brought a long stick then flew to the Love Branch for some preening.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 25, 2022, 03:37:35 PM
DNF up around 4:34pm, and we got a good peek
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51961422375_5f76813347_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on March 25, 2022, 07:53:26 PM
#2 at 7:52!

Sometimes things just get too busy.  NN and DNF, DNG and second egg, NCAA games (2 of them), and then pain-in-the-ash wants her nighttime feeding.

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 25, 2022, 08:18:26 PM
No good look at the pipping egg before color goes off, but both eagles in and out.  DNF on the nest for the night, most likely.  She was calling loudly or challenging just at 8PM, and another eagle was briefly perched above the nest. Could have been MrN or an intruder.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2022, 03:58:19 AM
Great pics, STL

There was an intruder late afternoon.  It was a sub adult perched on the lower branches on the front of the nest tree. 

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51961767753_81e3822134_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 26, 2022, 07:58:49 AM
from earlier...
DNN home of DNF & Mr. North
I can't tell much yet but I am happy that the little ones are out of site for now and are safe in this wind!  ;)
A few minutes ago...
(https://i.gyazo.com/82a3254a6b67095860131c2014f31c59.gif)

around half hour ago shift change
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 26, 2022, 08:00:05 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

(https://i.gyazo.com/61a1027b839536b5c10a5ceb07167d5f.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on March 26, 2022, 08:06:52 AM
Definitely looks like a fuzz ball to me!  As you said Lori, how many is a good question.  Also great idea that they stay under M for protection.

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2022, 08:13:09 AM
Great gifs, Lori 

Welcome DN15!!!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51962031768_dc0dca2892_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 26, 2022, 08:40:32 AM
Lori, thanks for the gifs!  Lisa, nothing like a baby pic!  I got one of a blurry fuzz.   What a joy to have DN15 in our world.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2022, 10:49:26 AM
Lori, thanks for the gifs!  Lisa, nothing like a baby pic!  I got one of a blurry fuzz.   What a joy to have DN15 in our world.

Great pics, STL

If this wind would stop we would be getting tons of baby pics!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on March 26, 2022, 11:18:53 AM
Congrats to DNF and Mr. North on their first hatch! Welcome, DN15!😀
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2022, 01:52:43 PM
DN15 is such a lil cutie!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51962530126_e7f0e36b41_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51962814224_2970d986a5_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 26, 2022, 03:12:12 PM
Aw, so sweet!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 26, 2022, 03:51:11 PM
Lisa, baby's first closeups!

First feeding (2PM, I think) is the rabbit carcass. Wonder if rabbit is a first for this nest in the years we have been watching.  Usually fish.  DN15 seems alert and calling for food. At one point, DNF waved the whole carcass over the little one, but I missed the pic!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2022, 03:51:36 PM
DN15 getting a bite to eat, and DNF vocalizing with Mr North while DN15 chirps away for more food.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51963283820_e64dd7cc01_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51962725326_6ddd4a08b0_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 26, 2022, 04:24:16 PM
Really great pics, Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2022, 06:03:53 PM
Really great pics, Lisa!

STL, thank you, and so are yours!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Nora in IA on March 26, 2022, 09:19:18 PM
Thanks Lisa.  That last picture with that tiny facing peeking out is too cute.

That's a good view of the egg too, sorry don't remember who posted that one.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2022, 08:45:05 AM
Morning pics from Decorah North -DNF up stretch and giving us a peek at DN15, DN15, and to be DN16, and DN16 eye-tooth poking out
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51964114061_126beb8206_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51964672695_c1c50171c7_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51964395974_e154b41c89_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2022, 08:49:02 AM
Mr N and DN15, Mr North on alert, DN15, and Mr North brought DNF a fish and laid it on her back.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51964114386_73eae7e340_b.jpg)

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51964673420_e98722601e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 27, 2022, 08:54:24 AM
DNN home of DNF & Mr.North DN15 and egg...

A Couple of clips I captured yesterday of new little DN15 💜

DN15 placing first breakfish order
(https://i.gyazo.com/a61a4a4eb555a8a8ead0909b1091884c.gif)

hurry up with breakfish!!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51962816148_a4ac039f83.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2naM1Tf)dn15 (https://flic.kr/p/2naM1Tf) by Lori D (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Oopsie tumble... trying best to take first bite yesterday
(https://i.gyazo.com/68664b1be620defe341aa1f02a3653f5.gif)


Big yellow beak
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51961756072_c1f6daa866.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2naFzL5)dn15 (https://flic.kr/p/2naFzL5) by Lori D (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Sweet moments...
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on March 27, 2022, 09:56:19 AM
Aww, thanks for the precious pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on March 27, 2022, 09:57:16 AM
...and Hi Nora! Great to see you here!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Nora in IA on March 27, 2022, 10:38:16 AM
Hey Nanimal!

Mom did NOT look happy about that fish on her back  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2022, 11:12:07 AM
Lori - Wonderful gifs and pics!  8)

Nora - No she didn't..she looked like...What am I do with it there?  It eventually fell further between her wings.  I don't know if it every came out, as I had to leave a short time after. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 27, 2022, 11:17:53 AM
Lisa and Lori, thanks for the gifs and pics.  That small fish on DNF's back is so funny.  Will be good on the rewind.

So, soon there will be DN16, pip appeared right on schedule. 

DN15 is appearing more alert and stronger today, as expected. And DNF is better at offering tiny bites that DN15 can grab.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2022, 12:59:33 PM
Earlier at feeding time for DN15
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51965124135_d12897096c_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 27, 2022, 01:04:31 PM
Decorah North Eaglet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HidPoYDvDPI&ab_channel=GlenLoyd
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 27, 2022, 01:37:52 PM
T40, thanks for sharing Glen Loyd's video of little DN15.  Very sweet.

Couple more feeding pics today, and a new rail branch.  Amazing how fast chicks learn that when you make noise you get food!

DN16 is still in the shell.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2022, 04:49:55 PM
T40 - Thanks for the video link.

STL - DN15 is just too cute, great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2022, 04:59:41 PM
A few pics of DN15
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51965721510_e4745fb498_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51965167811_c896b3cfc9_b.jpg)

DN15 getting fed, and you can see some fuzz to the right - DN16!!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51965229668_e5619e4fb4_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51965721635_f5c7bdb8a0_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 27, 2022, 05:48:19 PM
Oh, so cute! Soon will have a sibling - hope the bonking will be minimal. ♥️
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 27, 2022, 08:03:15 PM
Yipee, two balls of fluffy cuteness!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 27, 2022, 08:07:46 PM
Couple pics from evening.

Question about these small fish -- Are they trout fingerlings that get stocked into this creek in spring?  Or natural young fish that hatched during winter?  Or a small species of fish, not trout at all?  Please help all you fish experts out there.    ???
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2022, 05:17:41 AM
Yipee, two balls of fluffy cuteness!

Wonderful pics, STL

Hope we get a good peek at both today.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2022, 06:32:19 AM
Finally got a lil peek at the newest DNN addition....DN16 on left, and DN15 on right
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51966922790_56dc0daf32_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2022, 09:18:12 AM
Morning pics from DNN - DNF with frosty feathers, DN15 & DN16, DN15 gets a bite, and DN16 is ready to eat
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51966508458_c5e5d675f1_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 28, 2022, 11:14:33 AM
Lisa, gonna be hard to tell these babies apart!

The parents were chattering and watching as if an intruder was present at or under the nest this morning around 9:00. MrN perched above the nest and dive-bombed at one point, then flapped to a Perch Branch to inspect the lower level. No idea what the commotion was about.  Maybe the Explore site will have more info.

DNF has been feeding fish from plentiful supply at the nest. Seems like bonking has already begun. Bless 'em all!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2022, 11:18:08 AM
Lisa, gonna be hard to tell these babies apart!

The parents were chattering and watching as if an intruder was present at or under the nest this morning around 9:00. MrN perched above the nest and dive-bombed at one point, then flapped to a Perch Branch to inspect the lower level. No idea what the commotion was about.  Maybe the Explore site will have more info.

DNF has been feeding fish from plentiful supply at the nest. Seems like bonking has already begun. Bless 'em all!

STL, I saw the Mod on Explore post that a squirrel was under the nest.  ;D

Those two are definitely going to be hard to tell apart! 

Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2022, 11:26:51 AM
A few bites of food, and a few bites of each other.  ;D
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51966957993_e453e78cf6_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51967453630_52b5516e13_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51967453650_0b22bef99a_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 28, 2022, 12:09:39 PM
Just precious, Lisa!  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 28, 2022, 12:45:06 PM
Peep, precious except for the bonking!  Last year, it seemed the parents fed the older, bolder chick first, and that eliminated most of the bonking. We'll see if they use the same strategy with this brood.

Lisa, thanks for the info from Explore about the squirrel from earlier this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2022, 12:55:38 PM
Thanks, Peep   :)

STL - You're welcome.  DN16 seems to be holding his own when Dn15 starts the bonking, but he also starts it too. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on March 28, 2022, 02:32:31 PM
Couple pics from evening.

Question about these small fish --
Are they trout fingerlings that get stocked into this creek in spring? 
Or natural young fish that hatched during winter? 
Or a small species of fish, not trout at all?  Please help all you fish experts out there.    ???

STLbf -
Quote from: Iowa DNR
[Redacted] is stocked weekly April through October with catchable 10-12 inch Rainbow Trout.
 This stream contains a naturally reproducing population of Brown Trout. In 2009, there were 526 Brown Trout per mile with fish up to 20 inches collected.
This is an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher.
Please be aware that parts of the stream are on private property open to public fishing. (2022)

I'd hazard to guess that the fish that MrN put on the back of DNF was most likely a small native Brown Trout.  8)   ;D
It could also have been a small White Sucker. Hard to tell from the picture.  :-\

These are the three most common fish in this reach of this Creek..
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2022, 04:05:45 PM
Couple pics from evening.

Question about these small fish --
Are they trout fingerlings that get stocked into this creek in spring? 
Or natural young fish that hatched during winter? 
Or a small species of fish, not trout at all?  Please help all you fish experts out there.    ???

STLbf -
Quote from: Iowa DNR
[Redacted] is stocked weekly April through October with catchable 10-12 inch Rainbow Trout.
 This stream contains a naturally reproducing population of Brown Trout. In 2009, there were 526 Brown Trout per mile with fish up to 20 inches collected.
This is an estimated population and actual trout numbers will be higher.
Please be aware that parts of the stream are on private property open to public fishing. (2022)

I'd hazard to guess that the fish that MrN put on the back of DNF was most likely a small native Brown Trout.  8)   ;D
It could also have been a small White Sucker. Hard to tell from the picture.  :-\

These are the three most common fish in this reach of this Creek..

BL - I thought I saw someone on Explore mention a sucker. 

Thanks for the pic of the different kinds of fish!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2022, 06:22:11 PM
Some afternoon pics of our DNN cuties

DN15 & DN16

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51967546671_e6584f15a2_b.jpg)

DN16
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51967546656_73a7abca3e_b.jpg)

DN15
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51966543307_ca9178c4cd_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on March 28, 2022, 08:02:10 PM
Beautiful, Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 29, 2022, 12:33:23 AM
Decorah Eaglets Food Fight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3vugIHmvho&ab_channel=GlenLoyd
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 29, 2022, 05:03:37 AM
Beautiful, Lisa!

Thank you, nan  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 29, 2022, 12:03:17 PM
Thanks to BL for the fish identification, specially the pics!  The hatchlings seem to be doing what they are supposed to do.  DNF is still feeding some fish chunks that are too big.  The babies can't gulp down food yet, only tiny bits. We learn by doing and watching!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 29, 2022, 12:07:52 PM
Adding grasses to the nest, late morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 29, 2022, 12:31:11 PM
A couple pics from early morning and this afternoon. 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51968950366_1a8b1074ef_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51968267732_42bec60ce4_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 29, 2022, 04:45:58 PM
Nice pics, Lisa!
Here's one to wrap up the day as they settle into evening.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 29, 2022, 04:51:01 PM
Nice pics, Lisa!
Here's one to wrap up the day as they settle into evening.

Love that one, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 29, 2022, 04:54:06 PM
At the last feeding.....DN16 was offered a fish eye, and said YUCK....DN15 ate it!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51970367055_e5fbced07c_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2022, 12:34:06 PM
DN15 and DN15(left), DN16(right)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 30, 2022, 12:42:49 PM
Lisa, how are you telling the babies apart??  I put names on one pic, but am not sure.

Tussles, feedings, at noon, MrN brought DNF a fish head and put it right on her tail feathers!  It's a sucker, and a big one.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2022, 01:30:42 PM
Lisa, how are you telling the babies apart??  I put names on one pic, but am not sure.

Tussles, feedings, at noon, MrN brought DNF a fish head and put it right on her tail feathers!  It's a sucker, and a big one.

I used your 2nd pic, to show how I tell them apart. 

I have circled the eyes on each one.  15 has like a lil curve up on the black part around the eye.  16 still has some bulgy eyes.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51971699403_61bb054daf_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 30, 2022, 05:02:21 PM
Lisa, thanks for the eaglet ID tips!

On rewind, I thought there was eggshell next to DNF in the front. Zooming revealed it to be the fishhead, just upside down where it's white.  That head has been on the menu all day.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2022, 06:03:36 PM
Lisa, thanks for the eaglet ID tips!

On rewind, I thought there was eggshell next to DNF in the front. Zooming revealed it to be the fishhead, just upside down where it's white.  That head has been on the menu all day.

STL - I saw the fish head at the tail end of DNF earlier, and thought...is that an egg?  Then, I realized it was a head.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2022, 09:34:47 AM
The duo at an earlier feeding this morning - DN16 on the left, and DN15(right) - both got good bites!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51973610124_cda6df11a0_b.jpg)

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51972319407_abc388413a_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 31, 2022, 11:23:23 AM
March is going out like a lion! Cold, windy, little snow.  We are all ready for spring weather.

Regular changeovers and small feedings until DNF brought a banquet of cowghetti at about 10:00.  That will feed them all day or more.  Really nutritious, but icky from our point of view!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on March 31, 2022, 12:19:24 PM
Great pics everyone!  Just a few from past few days... take care!
Decorah Eagles home of Mr. North, DNF, D15 and D16
A few pics...

This morning...
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Today...
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march 30th
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march 29
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march 28
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little fuzz button D15 march 27
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march 27th thanks for the shade ;)
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D15 snack time March 27th and D16 on the way!!!
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photos via RRP/explore.org.  Thank you RRP, Explore.org, cam ops & ALL!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2022, 12:42:26 PM
Lori - Wonderful gifs and pics!  Thank you  8)

STL - Oh my gosh....the cowghetti that came flying in the nest!   ;D
Oops forgot to attach my pic!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 31, 2022, 02:33:02 PM
Little Decorah Eaglet fights back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT2VOZakqls
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 31, 2022, 04:30:44 PM
Lisa, love your "parade banner" pic! 

On rewind at about noon, MrN perched above the nest, on duty on watch on alert.

There's a deli at the nest today, several fish plus the cowghetti.  Well-fed little ones.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 01, 2022, 11:48:53 AM
Babies are looking more alert by the day.  And those crops are really full -- see on rewind at 11:40AM for closeups.
Few pics from earlier today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2022, 12:48:23 PM
Babies are looking more alert by the day.  And those crops are really full -- see on rewind at 11:40AM for closeups.
Few pics from earlier today.

Great pics, STL!! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2022, 01:01:57 PM
Afternoon pics from DNN - Mr North with DN15 poking out - last pic you can see the eye of DN16 above DN15
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2022, 02:03:34 PM
Lunch time with Mr North, both got plenty to eat (16 left, 15 right), and DN15 in a food coma
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 01, 2022, 02:29:34 PM
Lovely pics, Lisa.  I really like what the Norths have done with the edge of the nest bowl.  Like they removed some of the rim facing us and built up the back, kind of like a recliner couch. Makes for great views.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2022, 02:32:36 PM
Lovely pics, Lisa.  I really like what the Norths have done with the edge of the nest bowl.  Like they removed some of the rim facing us and built up the back, kind of like a recliner couch. Makes for great views.

 ;D ;D a recliner couch!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 02, 2022, 10:47:35 AM
Spring snow storm for post-April Fool's Day!  It's heavy and wet but surely won't last long.  Keep those babies warm and dry.  Thanks to all the camera operators for bringing the Norths into our homes, computers, and phones!

The headless fish that DNF brought to the nest looks like it's full of eggs.  Brown trout spawn at this time, and they are one of the species in the creek.  Very nutritious, fish eggs.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 02, 2022, 10:49:16 AM
Couple more snowy pics
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2022, 01:18:19 PM
Couple more snowy pics

Great pics on this snowy day, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 02, 2022, 05:05:40 PM
Snow melted fast, typical for April.  About 3:00, DNF brought a chunk of bright red meat. No  skin and no hair, so looks most like those frozen red chunks from a month ago, but could also be afterbirth I suppose.  Anybody have the real info about this source of food?

4:00-ish, DNF fed the eaglets fish head bits, including an eyeball (no pic of that). At least 3 fish heads on the left side of the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2022, 05:31:42 PM
Feeding time at DNN, both were fed (DN16 front, DN15 back).
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 03, 2022, 11:52:24 AM
Can you believe it? The eaglets are just over and just under a week old today!  Time for a family portrait.  Go cam ops! :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 03, 2022, 01:48:31 PM
Visiting Decorah eaglets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eSR4nzKmtg&ab_channel=GlenLoyd

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2022, 03:26:41 PM
Can you believe it? The eaglets are just over and just under a week old today!  Time for a family portrait.  Go cam ops! :D

Awww, STL.....love the 2nd pic, just adorable!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2022, 05:01:03 PM
Mr North, Mr N & his babies, and DN16 sticking out from under Mr North
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 03, 2022, 05:20:03 PM
Lisa, love the closeups.  I thought the eaglet sticking out from under MrN was DN15, the older one, but I'm unsure even when they are next to each other!

MrN brought a chipmunk or a small squirrel to the nest about 3:00 today. The dismembering is very explicit and close up, so no pic. Watch on rewind if you wish.


FYI, at Great Spirit Bluff, Zooey the peregrine, has laid her first egg of the season.  There's a video link on the Flyway site, or scroll to about 8:00 this morning at GSB.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 04, 2022, 12:01:00 PM
Mid-morning, DNF brought a large rabbit carcass. The eaglets are looking more alert by the hour!  DN15 is starting to preen those itchy downy feathers and stretch the little wings. Today I can tell them apart easier.

After feeding the babes, DNF flew off (for a bath?) and MrN arrived to keep the kiddos warm.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 04, 2022, 04:34:40 PM
Mid-morning, DNF brought a large rabbit carcass. The eaglets are looking more alert by the hour!  DN15 is starting to preen those itchy downy feathers and stretch the little wings. Today I can tell them apart easier.

After feeding the babes, DNF flew off (for a bath?) and MrN arrived to keep the kiddos warm.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 05, 2022, 09:47:33 AM
The darling D's from Decorah North - DN16(left) & DN15
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 05, 2022, 12:08:45 PM
Lisa, what a great pic. Both the babes look really alert and focused.  Amazing how fast they change, isn't it?  They are ps-ing, but what about casting a pellet? Maybe not if they are not eating bones or scales or fur yet.

Morning pics attached.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 05, 2022, 01:32:55 PM
Lisa, what a great pic. Both the babes look really alert and focused.  Amazing how fast they change, isn't it?  They are ps-ing, but what about casting a pellet? Maybe not if they are not eating bones or scales or fur yet.

Morning pics attached.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 05, 2022, 03:00:16 PM
Couple afternoon pics.  The mating seemed not to be "productive" as egg-laying time is past, so perhaps just "bonding" in an intimate way.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 05, 2022, 07:24:00 PM
So much for balmy spring weather!  Looks like March isn't quite done with Iowa yet. 

The eaglets, especially DN15, are moving around more in the nest. DNF offers food bits from a little farther away today, luring them towards her.  What a mom!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 06, 2022, 05:15:42 AM
Great pics, STL!

I forgot to post some pics I captured yesterday at one of the feedings.  Each got a bite, and then both were very sleepy.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 06, 2022, 09:44:50 AM
Morning pics from DNN - Front DN16, back DN15
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 06, 2022, 12:14:55 PM
Lisa, the eaglets are easy to tell apart today.  Thanks for your pics, and a couple from me.

Question -- can the eaglets thermoregulate yet?  They are about 10 days old.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 06, 2022, 12:35:45 PM
Lisa, the eaglets are easy to tell apart today.  Thanks for your pics, and a couple from me.

Question -- can the eaglets thermoregulate yet?  They are about 10 days old.

Great pics!

They can thermoregulate between 10 & 14 days old. 

15 is 11 days old
16 is 9 days old, almost 10 in a few more hours.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 06, 2022, 12:51:03 PM
They grow so fast!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 06, 2022, 04:47:58 PM
Earlier this afternoon, DNF was feeding the kiddos and Mr N came in with a clump of nesting.  He plopped some right on top of the kids.  One lil head popped up thru the nesting. 
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Arcadia on April 07, 2022, 09:07:35 AM
Lisa that little head popped up is so cute! Fun picture!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 07, 2022, 09:19:38 AM
Lisa that little head popped up is so cute! Fun picture!

Arcadia, it was adorable when it happened!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 07, 2022, 01:01:14 PM
Like all babies, eaglets are endlessly cute!  Good that the early snow didn't stick for long.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 07, 2022, 01:43:49 PM
Like all babies, eaglets are endlessly cute!  Good that the early snow didn't stick for long.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 07, 2022, 01:46:17 PM
From the last feeding about 20 minutes ago, 1st fish tail of the season goes to DN15!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 07, 2022, 02:04:05 PM
Awesome, Lisa!  And great job, DN15, I'm applauding.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 07, 2022, 04:40:15 PM
Both kiddos seem to be enjoying the furry meal
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 07, 2022, 04:54:48 PM
Lisa, do we know what this furry carcass is?  Perhaps another rabbit.
Several pics from this afternoon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 07, 2022, 04:59:08 PM
Lisa, do we know what this furry carcass is?  Perhaps another rabbit.
Several pics from this afternoon.

STL, I am not sure....I was going guess rabbit again. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2022, 11:45:56 AM
Sleepy DN16
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 08, 2022, 02:47:04 PM
So cute, Lisa!  Here's a pic from seconds before the nap.  And a few more.
Depending on the light, it seems the eaglets are starting to grow the next set of feathers already, gray down, I think.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2022, 02:59:06 PM
So cute, Lisa!  Here's a pic from seconds before the nap.  And a few more.
Depending on the light, it seems the eaglets are starting to grow the next set of feathers already, gray down, I think.

Aww, great pics, STL

Yea, I see some thermal down coming in it looks like
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2022, 06:11:31 PM
A few afternoon pics from DNN - Mr N and his two wonky feathers, DN15(back)/DN16(right), and DN15(left)/DN16'(right)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 08, 2022, 08:16:12 PM
Lisa, betcha MrN will molt those wonky feathers soon.

There's not much left of the rabbit carcass at the end of this evening. And DNF made a nice fur rug, too. I didn't see if she or MrN ate the long bones.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2022, 11:01:11 AM
A few morning pics from DNN - DN16(front), DN15(back)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 09, 2022, 12:36:17 PM
Eaglets are using their wings for balance as they lurch around the inner nest. Both out of the nest bowl this morning. MrN and DNF are letting them have the air now, so both are thermoregulating right on schedule.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2022, 02:00:55 PM
Eaglets are using their wings for balance as they lurch around the inner nest. Both out of the nest bowl this morning. MrN and DNF are letting them have the air now, so both are thermoregulating right on schedule.

Wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 09, 2022, 04:10:55 PM
The eaglets are no longer infants. Now they are toddlers, thumping and lurching around the nest this afternoon.  Better build up those rails, DNF and MrN!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 10, 2022, 02:51:07 PM
DN16 sleeping on the left, and DN15 awake
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 10, 2022, 02:54:43 PM
Eaglets explode with growth almost overnight.  Look at the long wings and gray feathers on DN15!  And they both are moving around the nest and sitting up kind of tall now and then.  From old fish and rabbit carcasses early morning to a large, fresh, sucker fish for lunch, it doesn't get better than this, does it?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on April 10, 2022, 04:37:14 PM
15 and 16 are chowing down again?

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2022, 05:08:42 AM
Eaglets explode with growth almost overnight.  Look at the long wings and gray feathers on DN15!  And they both are moving around the nest and sitting up kind of tall now and then.  From old fish and rabbit carcasses early morning to a large, fresh, sucker fish for lunch, it doesn't get better than this, does it?

Great pics, STL!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 11, 2022, 12:24:34 PM
The eaglets eat a LOT and OFTEN! That's how they grow so fast.  Must weigh at least a pound by now (2 weeks).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2022, 03:44:37 PM
The eaglets eat a LOT and OFTEN! That's how they grow so fast.  Must weigh at least a pound by now (2 weeks).

STL - Beautiful sunrise pic!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2022, 03:47:54 PM
A few pics from DNN today -DN16(front) & DN15, DN15 showing us his wings, and Mr N with breakfish
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 11, 2022, 04:08:44 PM
Lisa, that was a really big fish MrN brought!  They ate on it during the afternoon, leading to huge eaglet crops and food comas.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 12, 2022, 11:59:42 AM
Sunrise very colorful all over the area today. I keep saying I should make a calendar, but never have done so!

Sometime yesterday a big squirrel was brought in, and MrN and DNF have been feeding it to the eaglets today. Fur, skin, plus the meat. Look out for pellets!

The eaglets are starting to pick at dropped food bits and often get nest material instead. It's funny to watch them try to shake away grass or corn husk.  Eeeewwwww, salad! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 12, 2022, 12:10:19 PM
Sunrise very colorful all over the area today. I keep saying I should make a calendar, but never have done so!

Sometime yesterday a big squirrel was brought in, and MrN and DNF have been feeding it to the eaglets today. Fur, skin, plus the meat. Look out for pellets!

The eaglets are starting to pick at dropped food bits and often get nest material instead. It's funny to watch them try to shake away grass or corn husk.  Eeeewwwww, salad!

Wonderful pics, STL

Love that sunrise one!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 12, 2022, 12:14:21 PM
A few morning pics from DNN - DN15 & Mr N, sleepy DN15, and DN15 & DN16
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 12, 2022, 07:30:14 PM
Lisa, your pics are so artistic!  Keep 'em coming.   ;)

There's several fish in the nest, even one for a pillow (rewind to 3:30 PM).  And DNF harvested two big loads of grasses from the pasture so the eaglets have a nice soft mattress to rest and play on (rewind to 5:00 to see how she gathers grasses).  Storms are predicted -- wonder if the eagles can sense it and prepare.

After the grasses, DNF brought in a big skunk! More padding for the nest, and this kind is fragrant!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 12, 2022, 07:34:29 PM
More pics from late afternoon & evening today
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 13, 2022, 12:40:10 AM
Goodnight and prayers for our beautiful eagle family, take care little ones
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 13, 2022, 10:33:31 AM
Looks like MrN who removed the skunk carcass at about 7:00 this morning.  Then DNF arrived right after with a new fish.  The kids are growing like weeds!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 13, 2022, 11:40:38 AM
Decorah North Nest home of DNF, Mr. North, DN15 & DN16

good morning little ones 💜

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2022, 12:01:50 PM
Lori - Great pics and gifs!

STL - Great pics, and thank goodness the skunk was removed!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 13, 2022, 12:07:59 PM
Thanks about the pics.  The intrepid camera operators make them possible.

Skunk, especially an adult like the one here yesterday, must taste bad, even to an eagle. Apparently they didn't even want the pelt for nest material.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 13, 2022, 04:50:43 PM
Rewind to 1:30 this afternoon to see DN15 appearing to look up, and MrN in the branches above the nest.

At 2:00, MrN brought a duck, a male Scaup according to my duck ID resource.  It was still "floppy" for a few moments, but no pics here! Defeathering and feeding follow.

The cattle herd is growing, with several new calves in view.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 14, 2022, 11:10:39 AM
LISA, DN15 not only showing his wings but his evil eye. :)

STL, skunk carcass.  I wonder if the nest smells?  LISA, how did you get Pepe to Decorah?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 14, 2022, 11:28:20 AM
Hey Jaspurr, skunk smell might dissipate over time, like when I remove spoiled food from the fridge!

Chilly and windy morning at the nest, good thing the kids can thermo-regulate because they are too big to fit under the parents! MrN brought another kind of bird to the nest at about 8:30. Not a duck because not webbed feet. No head either.  ID, anyone?

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 14, 2022, 01:44:31 PM
LISA, DN15 not only showing his wings but his evil eye. :)

STL, skunk carcass.  I wonder if the nest smells?  LISA, how did you get Pepe to Decorah?

Pepe' is a traveling skunk!   ;D

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 14, 2022, 01:45:10 PM
Hey Jaspurr, skunk smell might dissipate over time, like when I remove spoiled food from the fridge!

Chilly and windy morning at the nest, good thing the kids can thermo-regulate because they are too big to fit under the parents! MrN brought another kind of bird to the nest at about 8:30. Not a duck because not webbed feet. No head either.  ID, anyone?

STL - I thought someone said, a pheasant maybe?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 14, 2022, 04:37:47 PM
April 13, 2022: Siblings are the best!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHcqFAlVIF4
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 14, 2022, 05:12:33 PM
T40, thanks for the siblings video. In this chilly wind, they need a double coat of thermal down!

From noon on, there's a variety of prey brought to the nest.  I'm still puzzled by the bird MrN brought this morning, chatters say maybe a pheasant.  Could be.

Rewind to noon to watch DNF land with a strange load.  Part is a dark, roundish lump with a long, dark tail.  A really big mink? A ball and bat? Turns out to be 2 items; one is a stick that she moves to the rail. The other is a mystery creeature until MrN picks it up at about 3:00 and reveals the front portion of a large fish. You might be able to see yellowiish fins.  The eaglets liked it!

At 1:00 MrN brought another bird carcass, mostly eaten so hard to know what it is. Maybe a hawk, maybe not.  Wait for the next installment.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 14, 2022, 06:18:32 PM
Sorry, no ID on MrN's bird from 1:00.  Perhaps he has located a pheasant nest, because he brought in a partial bird at 4:00 that I'm confident is a pheasant -- long wings with stripey feathers and long, skinny legs with big feet (not webbed, not talons).  DNF moved the pheasant out in front of the eaglets for a better (bloody) view at about 5:00. The legs remained at the back of the nest.  Eeeewwww.

On second thought about the 1:00 bird, it could be pheasant and what I thought was the tail could have been a wing instead.

Doesn't really matter, it's all good food for the eaglets!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 15, 2022, 05:15:15 AM
Sorry, no ID on MrN's bird from 1:00.  Perhaps he has located a pheasant nest, because he brought in a partial bird at 4:00 that I'm confident is a pheasant -- long wings with stripey feathers and long, skinny legs with big feet (not webbed, not talons).  DNF moved the pheasant out in front of the eaglets for a better (bloody) view at about 5:00. The legs remained at the back of the nest.  Eeeewwww.

On second thought about the 1:00 bird, it could be pheasant and what I thought was the tail could have been a wing instead.

Doesn't really matter, it's all good food for the eaglets!

Great pics, STL

The kiddos sure ate good yesterday. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 15, 2022, 04:16:17 PM
Quiet day at the North nest compared to yesterday. Feeding = nestovers. The eaglets are growing, napping, eating, pooping.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 17, 2022, 05:07:18 PM
Easter Sunday, wildlife on parade.  Wild turkeys, deer, and the North family.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 17, 2022, 06:32:53 PM
Easter Sunday, wildlife on parade.  Wild turkeys, deer, and the North family.

Great pic of the turkey!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 18, 2022, 11:58:50 AM
Thanks, Lisa, wild tom turkeys are really beautiful when they display.  Huge, too.

Eaglets got fish and a red squirrel this morning. DNF is doing the hunting and MrN the feeding and nest aerating.  Also a loud flyover of geese that got the Norths into defensive mode for a short time.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 18, 2022, 02:49:03 PM
Thanks, Lisa, wild tom turkeys are really beautiful when they display.  Huge, too.

Eaglets got fish and a red squirrel this morning. DNF is doing the hunting and MrN the feeding and nest aerating.  Also a loud flyover of geese that got the Norths into defensive mode for a short time.

LOL, yea...I dont think I would want one of the Tom's chasing me. 

Great pics!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 18, 2022, 04:00:13 PM
Lisa, you would be smart to keep away from wild turkeys.  The Toms also have a big sharp spur on the back of their legs above the foot. For fighting.  My son hunts wild turkeys, and is out there for Spring Season in Missouri today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 19, 2022, 12:52:39 PM
Morning pics today.  DN15 is showing pin feathers on wing edges, but I missed getting a pic. The face is showing sleeker, dark feathers around the eyes as the dandelion fuzz disappears.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 19, 2022, 02:10:44 PM
Morning pics today.  DN15 is showing pin feathers on wing edges, but I missed getting a pic. The face is showing sleeker, dark feathers around the eyes as the dandelion fuzz disappears.

Great pics, STL

DN15 is not looking so baby anymore. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 19, 2022, 04:40:19 PM
Rewind to about 2:00 this afternoon for some amazing closeups of the DNs.  Thank you to the camera operators, and hope the classroom watchers get video of these views.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 20, 2022, 09:34:58 AM
STL, has Mom North always had that dark spot on her head?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 20, 2022, 11:46:03 AM
Hi Jaspurr. The dark spot on DNF's head is from the other day, probably a blood spot or maybe just mud. She was pretty grubby.  Scroll back  several days for pics.

Morning nest material deliveries, new fish to feed, eaglet mystery anatomy.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2022, 12:28:14 PM
Hi Jaspurr. The dark spot on DNF's head is from the other day, probably a blood spot or maybe just mud. She was pretty grubby.  Scroll back  several days for pics.

Morning nest material deliveries, new fish to feed, eaglet mystery anatomy.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2022, 02:41:48 PM
At an earlier feeding this afternoon, DN16 got tired of waiting to be fed and decided to take a small bite
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52018457614_5987c1c90f_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 20, 2022, 04:26:47 PM
Lisa, it's great to see DN15 attempting to self-feed!  Now and then they both pick at nesting material, too.  Skills develop really fast from now on.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 20, 2022, 04:54:42 PM
Thanks STL.  DNF could use a spa day.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2022, 05:02:08 PM
Lisa, it's great to see DN15 attempting to self-feed!  Now and then they both pick at nesting material, too.  Skills develop really fast from now on.

STL - Great pics...yep the kids are getting a lil too big to fit under her!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2022, 05:03:11 PM
Close-up of DNF's eye - Thank you, CamOps!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52018963560_8f15573ff2_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 22, 2022, 11:40:43 AM
Lisa, looks like we totally missed posting pics yesterday!  Here are several from this morning.  Windy, rainy, rewind shows DNF's efforts to keep the kids warm and dry.

The fish from DNF was the front half of a large sucker.  Both DNF and MrN brought new nest material before the rain started.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2022, 12:32:44 PM
LOL, we did, STL! 

Great pics!  That first one, love it.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 22, 2022, 04:44:27 PM
Nice views of tandem feeding of nestovers about noon today.  Then DNF (I think) went for a bathing session at the creek.  She returned to the nest much cleaner and put together.   Possible that MrN had some creek time, too, I wasn't sure from the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 22, 2022, 04:53:52 PM
Couple closeups of the DNs this afternoon.  Big appearance changes this week.  Betcha they will be standing up real soon, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2022, 06:19:50 PM
Great pics, STL....thank goodness I can still tell them apart....for now!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 23, 2022, 03:12:52 PM
Lisa, yes, we can tell them apart for now.  When they get all their dark feathers and can sit and stand up tall, not so much.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 23, 2022, 04:55:37 PM
Once they've got tail feathers that may be one way we can tell the difference between the two.  That was the only way I could distinguish DN13 and DN14.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 24, 2022, 08:57:57 AM
Once they've got tail feathers that may be one way we can tell the difference between the two.  That was the only way I could distinguish DN13 and DN14.

Those tail feathers were great ID'ers for 13 & 14!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 24, 2022, 08:58:28 AM
Lisa, yes, we can tell them apart for now.  When they get all their dark feathers and can sit and stand up tall, not so much.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 24, 2022, 11:57:59 AM
Sunday morning pics.  Rewind to about 10:00 for DN15 trying to self-feed from the fish on the left side of the nest.  DNF brought in a large floppy fish at about 11:00.  Plenty of food for everybirdy.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 24, 2022, 02:19:10 PM
Sunday morning pics.  Rewind to about 10:00 for DN15 trying to self-feed from the fish on the left side of the nest.  DNF brought in a large floppy fish at about 11:00.  Plenty of food for everybirdy.

Great pics, STL...those are some big fishes!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 24, 2022, 03:19:04 PM
As if those large fish weren't enough in the larder, DNF brought the front part of a fawn carcass at about 1:00. A whole fawn would likely be too heavy for DNF to carry.  This might be leftover from a coyote kill, or DNF might have separated it on the ground.  DN15 has really found his/her beak today and has been trying to lift cornstalk as well as pieces of meat. DN16 can gulp down big chunks now, including sizeable bones.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 25, 2022, 03:56:30 AM
As if those large fish weren't enough in the larder, DNF brought the front part of a fawn carcass at about 1:00. A whole fawn would likely be too heavy for DNF to carry.  This might be leftover from a coyote kill, or DNF might have separated it on the ground.  DN15 has really found his/her beak today and has been trying to lift cornstalk as well as pieces of meat. DN16 can gulp down big chunks now, including sizeable bones.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 25, 2022, 11:54:29 AM
Some little snowflakes at the North nest about dawn today, gone by sunrise.  Might have been an intruder or visitor near the nest. MrN and DNF were chattering and challenging calls before daybreak and again during the morning. Saw one eagle soaring on the rewind, but couldn't tell which it was.  All seems well at 11:00.  DN15's big kid feathers are really coming in all over, with DN16 about 2 days behind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 25, 2022, 03:39:18 PM
Couldn't resist the closeup of DN15 at 3:30 this afternoon.  Such a looker!
And DN16 about the same time, with more dandelion floss.  Another cutie!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 26, 2022, 07:26:08 AM
Early morning, another beautiful day at the North's valley.  Have you noticed that DN16 seems to be the more vocal of the youngsters?  Could be just when I'm watching of course.

DNF brought a headless fish -- thus avoiding all that flopping.  And what looks like cow poo. What????
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 26, 2022, 08:44:53 AM
Early morning, another beautiful day at the North's valley.  Have you noticed that DN16 seems to be the more vocal of the youngsters?  Could be just when I'm watching of course.

DNF brought a headless fish -- thus avoiding all that flopping.  And what looks like cow poo. What????

STL -- I don't think it's cow poo.  I think it came out the opposite end of an eaglet and is a pellet!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 26, 2022, 12:02:53 PM
Ginger, I never thought of a pellet that looks like it contains kernels of corn, but I suppose you are correct.  Huge pellet, almost as big as DNF's toe and talon.  Eeeeewwww, life of the BEs always more to learn.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: cwellsla on April 26, 2022, 02:26:26 PM
Hey everyone, we have a gosling on N2B and are opening a Flash Chat!! Please join us!
Cw
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 26, 2022, 04:55:14 PM
Hurray for the first gosling at N2B!

Fish on the 3:00 to 5:00 menu here at the North nest. DNF feeds bigger chunks more often. This time, DN16 got a tail, and down in one gulp.  Smaller fish today, so easier to feed and easier to eat.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 26, 2022, 08:37:14 PM
Evening at the North nest and area. Seems to be a peaceful time.  Lucky for the cam ops to find the brown thrasher. Beautiful bird and pretty rare in the suburbs, but common in farming and pasture open areas.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2022, 05:17:57 AM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on April 27, 2022, 07:33:59 AM
Do thrashers migrate?
I get a pair in my back yard yearly.
I see them - then not for another year

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: cwellsla on April 27, 2022, 08:31:16 AM
Hey Everyone, we're going to be opening a Flash Chat at DE soon. Please mosey on over and chat with us!

**FLASH CHAT**
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 27, 2022, 10:08:28 AM
Hey Shep, yes brown thrashers migrate, specially in the northern states.  See AllAboutBirds for details.

Pretty sky-blue-pink dawn today, and one pic from early fish feeding.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: cwellsla on April 28, 2022, 08:31:13 AM
**FLASH CHAT**

Come join us!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2022, 09:59:43 AM
Golden daybreak at North's valley.  DNF brought a very large, very floppy fish (see blurry pic), MrN wrangled a large stick in the pasture, then moved to a clump of grasses.  More fish, more grasses, happy eaglets.  Last pic is MrN and DNF at the creek just before the color cams came on.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2022, 04:17:24 PM
Early afternoon pics
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 28, 2022, 04:59:50 PM
STL - Thanks for the DNN pics!

I have missed those guys the past couple days watching MG & the goslings!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2022, 07:04:34 PM
Lisa, I know what you mean. I've watched the Decorah site more in the last couple days than in the past year or two.  And we're watching Canada Geese!

The eaglets here at DNN change so fast now, every hour seems something new.  The color differences are really strong now.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2022, 07:20:35 PM
Fish drop by MrN, and DNF had comments to make.  She also looks like she's been interacting with something gory.  A creek bath will take care of that.

SEDs to everybirdy.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 29, 2022, 11:36:30 AM
Early morning pics.  DNF hasn't had a bath yet; her face is still bloody (not hers).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 29, 2022, 03:22:26 PM
The cows at North valley are giving birth at this time of year, so lots of cowghetti for the eaglets and parents.  Makes for some bloody-looking beaks, as on DNF at about 3:00.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2022, 03:28:38 PM
Thanks for the pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Nora in IA on April 29, 2022, 09:25:15 PM
STLbf that fluff around the tail feathers is really something!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 30, 2022, 10:22:48 AM
Nora, the tail fluff reminds me of a bustle.

Morning wind and rain and several fish.  The eaglets are attempting to feed themselves now and then, even pick up sticks.  Practice, practice.

Just at daylight, DNF came to the nest and flapped her wet wings.  Looked like a demonstration of wingercizing, which we will see from the kiddoes in coming days.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 30, 2022, 02:36:31 PM
Just checking the Norths, and found DN15 standing with straight legs!  Normal for 35 days old?  Haven't seen real walking yet. Maybe tomorrow, to celebrate my birthday!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 30, 2022, 03:53:19 PM
Couple more pics
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 01, 2022, 12:22:50 PM
Pics from this morning at the North's.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 01, 2022, 12:35:02 PM
Pics from this morning at the North's.

Thanks for the pics, STL!   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 01, 2022, 08:04:35 PM
The DNs have been picking at corn husks this afternoon, in between feedings and naps.  Late evening cam ops located DNF on the creek bank, when a deer walked nearby. Better on rewind than pic.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 02, 2022, 03:47:40 PM
Mid-afternon, quiet on the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 03, 2022, 11:42:27 AM
Rain and chilly today.  Early fish from MrN and later request for a tarp to spread over everybirdy.    :(
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 03, 2022, 04:10:09 PM
Both eaglets can now stand up straight!  And flap those long wings at the same time!!  DN15 has lost almost all of the baby head feathers.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 03, 2022, 05:56:45 PM
Great pics, STL!

They are big kids now standing up!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 04, 2022, 12:06:49 PM
Definitely big kids now!  Last posted pic below shows DN16 snatching the fish tail end from under DNF.  That is the first snatch I have observed this season, and better view on the rewind or video.  DN16 is the more vocal eaglet, and perhaps the more aggressive.  Male??
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 04, 2022, 04:52:31 PM
Some kind of insect has hatched recently -- constant high-pitched buzzing at the nest. 

Couple views of the DNs in the late afternoon sunshine.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 04, 2022, 05:34:06 PM
Some kind of insect has hatched recently -- constant high-pitched buzzing at the nest. 

Couple views of the DNs in the late afternoon sunshine.

Love the close-ups, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on May 04, 2022, 07:39:28 PM
Is it the frogs that you're hearing,STL?  On Explore chatters say Spring peepers and chorus frogs are being heard.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 05, 2022, 12:20:53 PM
Ginger, of course!  It's spring peeper frogs.  Can't believe that I totally forgot about them.  Used to be one of the favorite sounds in the woods near water while horseback riding in spring near where I live!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 05, 2022, 04:47:00 PM
Several afternoon pics
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 06, 2022, 04:59:50 PM
DNF brought the remains of a fawn leg, mostly bones, at noon.  DN16 got several bites, then DN15 started shoving for a turn.  Love the pose of submission from DN16 -- smart eaglet -- well, probably instinct.

They are moving apart now and then on the nest, but still most of the time right next to each other.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 07, 2022, 05:03:04 PM
Early morning today, DNF made a fish drop, and it was a floppy one!  DN16 seems to be the more aggressive about food even though younger.  Both of the DNs attempted to eat on the fish without much success.  DNF came back to dish out the bites, then spent time perching above to keep an eye on developments.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 07, 2022, 06:05:37 PM
Early morning today, DNF made a fish drop, and it was a floppy one!  DN16 seems to be the more aggressive about food even though younger.  Both of the DNs attempted to eat on the fish without much success.  DNF came back to dish out the bites, then spent time perching above to keep an eye on developments.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 08, 2022, 12:15:09 PM
It's raining at the North's for Mother' Day.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 09, 2022, 12:32:21 PM
Morning feeds, DN15 got the tail at 9AM and DN16 got the whole fish at 11:30.

They are both really dark now, so we watchers will have to start looking at tail feather length to ID who is which.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 09, 2022, 05:12:24 PM
Afternoon pics from the Norths. The fish at 2:30 was really large and they consumed all of it. Another one at 4:00, ditto.  Then DNF stayed to relax on the nest with the young'ns.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 10, 2022, 11:22:45 AM
Foggy early this morning, makes for some beautiful views on the rewind.  Another very large fish for the DNs, brought by MrN about 6:00 AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2022, 01:44:22 PM
Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 10, 2022, 03:45:59 PM
More great views this afternoon!  Thanks to the cam ops.

DN15's wings must be almost at adult length now! Pretty impressive feathering, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2022, 06:32:54 PM
Wonderful pics, STL!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2022, 06:38:59 PM
A few DNN pics from today - DN15 & DN16, DN15, and DN15 & DN16 tail view
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 11, 2022, 12:36:18 PM
Lisa, love the tail comparison pic. Do the feather sheaths just fall off when the feather is long enough?

Right about noon, DN15 took a careful step onto a rail branch.  That deserves a nice big fish!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 11, 2022, 05:12:35 PM
MrN brought a fish at 4:00 this afternoon and fed most of it to the DNs.  I think DN16 got the tail.

Right after MrN flew away, cam ops found an adult BE bathing in the creek, then preening in one of the creek trees.  No pic, the light was too bright to tell who it was.

Closeup view of the DN's right profiles at almost 5:00 shows a light colored, horizontal line above each one's eye, like an eyebrow.  Maybe a feather. Wonder if it is the same on the left side?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on May 12, 2022, 10:45:51 AM
The kids are finally getting a better view of their surroundings! :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 12, 2022, 12:14:33 PM
Yes, nanimal, the view from the rail will be their "go-to" spot now.

DN15 is standing, sitting on the rail sticks now.  DN16 seems to be more aggressive about claiming food, charging the delivery and mantling.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2022, 12:30:28 PM
Great pics, STL!

Pretty warm day for the kiddos today.  Thank goodness they get a lil shade from DNF.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 12, 2022, 04:36:55 PM
The cam ops are into closeups today!  Great help in ID from eyes and labeling of feathers, etc.

Couple pics from DNN this afternoon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 13, 2022, 01:19:23 PM
Warm summery morning for the Norths.  DNF brought a live fish early, and both DNs charged over to claim it. Then they sat there wondering what to do about a live prey.  DN16 carried it across the nest and ate some.  MrN came for a while (no pic) and by 1:00, DNF was back hanging out with the DNs.  They are looking very well fed.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 13, 2022, 05:13:18 PM
 :o

https://youtu.be/PgBOoW9ielk

https://youtu.be/a7gHV644YAk   
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 14, 2022, 09:38:56 AM
T40, thanks for the short videos! Smile-makers.

Two breakfish about 6:00 AM, one from MrN and one from DNF.  The DNs are getting better at mantling and eating on their own. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2022, 12:18:51 PM
Thanks for the pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 14, 2022, 02:12:17 PM
Rewind to noon to see both DNs standing on the rails, and some great closeups, thanks to the cam ops.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 15, 2022, 04:51:35 PM
Watching the Norths sure beats housework, even if it has been a ho-hum day at the nest. 

At noon, MrN delivered or discovered a muskrat carcass, picked at it, fed a little to the DNs, then carried it away from the nest. Looked old to me. No pics.

About 4:30, DNF brought a medium sized fish, a sucker, and it was alive.  DN15 claimed it then wasn't sure how to subdue the flopping.  DNF came to the rescue, dispatched the fish (out of our view, thank you) and fed it to the DNs. 

DN16 is the most vocal -- wonder if that means anything we would like to know??
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 15, 2022, 05:38:13 PM
STL - Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 16, 2022, 11:12:54 AM
The DNs get fed less frequently now, and are left mostly on their own to consume fish.  DNF brought a large fish at about 11AM, which the DNs both claimed and squabbled about at first.  Rewind to watch them sharing the feast.  Thanks for the closeups, cam ops!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on May 16, 2022, 05:53:03 PM
Decorah Eagles North DNN home of Mr. North and DNF with little ones DN15 & DN16

Beautiful💜
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yea, I'm cool like that...
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This feather tickles my snare :-[ ;)
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cute toesies
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Where's my fish?
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Linda M on May 16, 2022, 07:45:44 PM
Lori, clip and caption "yea, I'm cool like that..." priceless! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 17, 2022, 01:55:32 PM
LORI, always the best GIFs from you!

Need some carcass ID from early this morning after a fish from DNF claimed by DN15.  MrN brought the tattered remains of some kind of grayish furry mammal with pointy ears and sharp canine teeth.  In the pic, the head is upside down.  Not much left that was edible, but it sure elicited a huge mantling response from the DNs.  Fox, coyote?  Do raccoons have that kind of teeth?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 17, 2022, 01:58:43 PM
Some pics of DN15 early this afternoon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2022, 02:17:23 PM
Lori and STL - Thanks for the great pics and gifs!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 17, 2022, 07:31:41 PM
Checking in this evening, thanks to the cam ops for some great tail comparison shots.  Seems like DN16 has the most white markings on the tail feathers.  DN15 seems a shade darker in overall feathers, but that could be a factor of 2 days older.  Will these be the lasting patterns? Wait and see.   :D

Love the artsy shot of the reflection in DN15's eye.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 18, 2022, 12:23:46 PM
Eeeewww, DNF has raided an owl nest, or hawk nest, again this year same as last year.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 18, 2022, 03:54:55 PM
STL -  :(  Yea a hawklet this morning, and then this afternoon some young duckling or something of that sort.  It had web feet. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 18, 2022, 05:03:41 PM
Lisa, thanks for the ID on the hawklet.  Last year, the eagles cleaned out a whole nest, reported by RRP and probably you!  Ducklings tend to be on the menu this time of year also.  Sigh.

Found the waterfowl you mentioned on the rewind.  From the size and long legs and big feet, I'm gonna say a gosling.  Anyhow, DNF let 15 and 16 figure out how to get into it.  Interesting if you like that sort of thing, and I do.   :o

About 3:30, MrN brought a large fish that he captured from the creek, on the rewind. It took him a long fly-in to get it to the nest. Worth the watching.

Think of the different kinds of meat the eagles had, just today!  And not a veggie to be seen.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 19, 2022, 11:27:20 AM
Family photo from early this morning.   Another large fish from MrN for the DNs' breakfast.  MrN on watch from the Yonder Tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 19, 2022, 12:13:08 PM
STL - Great pics!

Yep, I remember the hawklet clean out from last year.  :(
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 20, 2022, 10:41:28 AM
Colorful sunrise at the North valley.  DNs picking at nest-bits and sitting around waiting for something to happen besides rain.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 20, 2022, 12:26:28 PM
Colorful sunrise at the North valley.  DNs picking at nest-bits and sitting around waiting for something to happen besides rain.

Wow, the sunrise pic!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 20, 2022, 03:34:40 PM
The DNs tested their wings about 10:00 this morning.  DN16 stretches and moves them up and down tentatively.  DN15 is flapping while stomping and hopping with a real demonstration of rhythm.

In the 3:00 closeup, I was looking for clear differences in their faces.  Other than the shade lighter brown feathers for DN16, I didn't see much.  Anyone with details to tell them apart?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on May 21, 2022, 09:59:27 AM
Beautiful sunrise yesterday STL.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on May 21, 2022, 12:42:26 PM
They need a good "rain dance"!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on May 21, 2022, 05:38:52 PM
Reposting from February. . .

                                               AFTER  THE  FLEDGE  2022

It's time to return to Decorah.  Now if we only knew all the eagles' plans.  It is almost certain that North Nest arrangements are firmly decided.  The wait for the egg (s) has started.  But, Mom and DM2 are playing a waiting game.  I'm sure local boots on the ground will give us any updates once they make the big decision.  Last report from Amy even hinted at a new, unknown location.  Patience is a virtue is our mantra for now.

Main dates of our get together for 2022 are July 14 to July 16.  Extra days can be added at separate rates before or after the scheduled dates above.

Meanwhile I do have the information for the local available accommodations.  As usual I have put them on hold for the group.  Reservations are to be done through me.  You will have to submit your credit card information; rooms will be held in your name but no payment will be required until July.   If you determine you cannot attend, there is no charge to cancel if you do so by the cut off date (date given once your information is recorded).  Prices listed do not include taxes.

Unfortunately, because of a  pre-planned large wedding, pricing at the Fairfield on Friday and Saturday is up steeply.  Pricing at the other properties did remain more typical.  This little town does have lot going on during the summer.  It is a nice town to enjoy group activities.  Please, don't delay.  If you want to join our celebration contact me ASAP.  Be aware - after the deadlines listed availability and prices cannot be guaranteed.

Quality Inn &  Suites       1 King Suite or 2 Queen Beds
Deadline June 14       No elevator
               Thurs, Fri, and Sat  $155.00

Super8            2 Double Beds
Deadline Open         Requested first floor, no elevator
               Thurs, Fri, and Sat  $139.00

Hotel Winneshiek         King Suite,  $259.00
Deadline June 10         King Whirpool,  $199.00
               Elevator, downtown location

Fairfield by Marriott      King Rooms and Double Rooms,
Deadline June 2         Thursday, $ 119, Fri/Sat King, $269
               Fri/Sat Double, $289

Prices listed are available to us through me.
Puff/LaNora          630-852-2108            [email protected]   
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 22, 2022, 01:03:49 PM
ATF will be here before we know it!!

Daylight finds DN15 more out on the edge of the rails than yesterday. One pic very early AM, another close to 1:00.  They will be on the patio section soon.  MrN brought cowghetti, which didn't elicit mantling.  Maybe they weren't really hungry at 9:30.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on May 22, 2022, 01:15:40 PM
Around 8:25 DN15 defended the nest from a squirrel.  This is so cute.  Video by GABear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO7xw1Ki7uw

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 22, 2022, 01:36:22 PM
Around 8:25 DN15 defended the nest from a squirrel.  This is so cute.  Video by GABear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO7xw1Ki7uw


Ginger - Love the grunting/snorting  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 23, 2022, 10:57:04 AM
No squirrels allowed!  Great video for sure.  Who was snorting and grunting; was that DN15 or the squirrel?

Early morning, the DNs were looking for something above.  Later, MrN brought grasses instead of fish.  The DNs moved grasses around.  Still looking for fish.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 23, 2022, 04:39:06 PM
The DNs are progressing in their prey handling and dominance development.  Good squabbling over the fish brought by DNF at about 1:00 this afternoon.  No grudges; they huddle together right after a tussle.

DN15 has a distinctive large white wing feather on each side -- I forget the correct feather name. Visible when wings are extended.  DN16 has not cooperated with wing extension long enough for a pic, yet.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 24, 2022, 01:28:55 PM
DNF brought a fish at about 6:00 this morning. Both DNs rushed, mantled, pushed and shoved, and DN15 (I think) got the prize.
Then about 9:00, DNF dropped off the head and neck of a deer. One of the DNs dragged it around and picked at it (icky closeups).  By about 10:00, MrN brought a fish, which DN16 claimed and ate. MrN stayed to help with the deer carcass.  The DNs are extremely well fed!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 24, 2022, 03:08:36 PM
Wonderful pics, STL!! 

The kiddos are getting big. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 25, 2022, 11:13:36 AM
Yes, Lisa, they are almost as large as MrN.  58 and 60 days old, amazing.  Rainy day pics.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 25, 2022, 11:53:21 AM
Yes, Lisa, they are almost as large as MrN.  58 and 60 days old, amazing.  Rainy day pics.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 25, 2022, 11:54:34 AM
A drenched DNF, but still beautiful!
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 25, 2022, 12:39:56 PM
Great day for rainy pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 26, 2022, 12:54:54 PM
Morning, and the Norths are still wet and bedraggled.  Several fish for the DNs before noon.  And a wing view of DN16, revealing all brown primary wing feathers, no all-white ones like DN15.  That will help us identify who's who in coming weeks.  MrN is still trying to molt that big feather today -- no pic, but good view on rewind around noon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 26, 2022, 02:56:19 PM
Great pics, STL!

I did get one of Mr N with his feather sticking up.   ;D
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 27, 2022, 11:11:26 AM
Thanks for the feather pic, Lisa!   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 28, 2022, 03:02:27 PM
Early morning hopping and flapping, then a fish delivery from DNF that DN16 claimed, moved, and ate.  At noon, they are waiting to be served lunch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 28, 2022, 04:49:47 PM
Closeup of DN15's talons shortly before DNF brought a fawn leg near 1:00 this afternoon.  Claimed by DN15, no surprise.  Rewind to see closeups.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 28, 2022, 05:07:57 PM
Great pics, STL  :)

Love the one of the kiddo's looking up. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 29, 2022, 10:58:34 AM
Lisa, yes, I like watching them look at things in tandem, flyovers and such.

The DNs are reaching the hovering stage, when we gasp as the wind catches their wings.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 29, 2022, 02:21:41 PM
DN16 claimed the large fish brought by MrN at 2:00, and is not happy about sharing the feast.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 30, 2022, 12:04:48 PM
Memorial Day for all of us to remember the fallen and be thankful for victories.

DNF brought another deer carcass for the DNs. Use the rewind for closeups if you want the details!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on May 30, 2022, 12:40:19 PM
STL -- I also thought that DNF had brought another deer carcass, but it actually turned out to be a very large rabbit.  You'll see if you go to rewind and check it out.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 30, 2022, 12:52:35 PM
Ginger - Thanks for the prey ID  :D

STL - Great pics, thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 30, 2022, 05:51:24 PM
Those rabbits grow huge on Iowa corn!!  Thanks and you are correct, Ginger.  Fixed pic caption and a couple more pics from the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on May 31, 2022, 07:14:44 AM
Bad timing here - my email account is out of use?  Worked on it yesterday, no success.

Of most importance would be the room reservations for ATF.  Those who already contacted me - no worries.  You're OK!  There are those who need to contact me if you have to reserve a room reservation.  Our deadlines are quickly approaching as given in my last posting about 10 days ago.  I did include my contact info.  Please use land line.

                                               AFTER  THE  FLEDGE  2022

It's time to return to Decorah.  Now if we only knew all the eagles' plans.  It is almost certain that North Nest arrangements are firmly decided.  The wait for the egg (s) has started.  But, Mom and DM2 are playing a waiting game.  I'm sure local boots on the ground will give us any updates once they make the big decision.  Last report from Amy even hinted at a new, unknown location.  Patience is a virtue is our mantra for now.

Main dates of our get together for 2022 are July 14 to July 16.  Extra days can be added at separate rates before or after the scheduled dates above.

Meanwhile I do have the information for the local available accommodations.  As usual I have put them on hold for the group.  Reservations are to be done through me.  You will have to submit your credit card information; rooms will be held in your name but no payment will be required until July.   If you determine you cannot attend, there is no charge to cancel if you do so by the cut off date (date given once your information is recorded).  Prices listed do not include taxes.

Unfortunately, because of a  pre-planned large wedding, pricing at the Fairfield on Friday and Saturday is up steeply.  Pricing at the other properties did remain more typical.  This little town does have lot going on during the summer.  It is a nice town to enjoy group activities.  Please, don't delay.  If you want to join our celebration contact me ASAP.   

Quality Inn &  Suites       1 King Suite or 2 Queen Beds
               No elevator
               Thurs, Fri, and Sat  $155.00
               Closing for reservations:  June 14

Super8            2 Double Beds
               Requested first floor, no elevator
               Thurs, Fri, and Sat  $139.00
                                                            Closing for reservations:  Open 

Hotel Winneshiek         King Suite,  $259.00
               King Whirpool,  $199.00
               Elevator, downtown location
               Closing for reservations:  June 10


Fairfield by Marriott      King Rooms and Double Rooms,
               Thursday, $ 119, Fri/Sat King, $269
               Fri/Sat Double, $289
               Closing for reservations:  June 2

Prices listed are available to us through me.
Puff/LaNora          630-852-2108            [email protected]   
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 31, 2022, 03:39:57 PM
Only one pic for DNN today, although there was normal activity early this morning.  The pic shows a blurry wing as an intruder flew by the DNs on the nest, in a southerly direction.  No other pic, but it seemed to circle around the pasture and flew off to the north as the DNs watched.  About 6:30 AM, so might still be on the rewind.

Today, I've had workers at home doing attic insulation and finishing a plumbing project, so I've been monitoring them instead of the eagles!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 01, 2022, 10:41:28 AM
June begins for the Norths, and all of us!  Dawn pink air at the nest.  Wingercizing and hopping by both DNs.  DN16 moved a big stick.  Betcha this is the week they start to explore the nest porch - patio.  At a quick fish drop by MrN about 7:30 AM, DN15 made a huge mantle, worth finding on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 01, 2022, 12:45:04 PM
June begins for the Norths, and all of us!  Dawn pink air at the nest.  Wingercizing and hopping by both DNs.  DN16 moved a big stick.  Betcha this is the week they start to explore the nest porch - patio.  At a quick fish drop by MrN about 7:30 AM, DN15 made a huge mantle, worth finding on the rewind.

Love that color at dawn pic, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 01, 2022, 05:05:50 PM
Iowa has the best daybreak, dawn, and sunrise colors!  I think it's all that farm dust in the air.

Late afternoon, DNF brought the hind quarters of a fawn. No question about the identity.  The DNs are so well-fed that they didn't rush the carcass.  DNF was huffing and puffing from the heavy load.  Also calling to tell us what she has done!  Would be interesting to know if she or MrN killed the fawn in the first place and tore it into sections, or if some other creature, like a coyote, killed it and eagles got the leftovers.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 03, 2022, 10:45:29 AM
DNs are picking at leftovers, and maybe a fish that DNF brought a couple hours ago.  Wing flapping continues, with sitting atop the rails.  DNF and MrN took a break to perch in a creek tree about 8:45 AM -- must look at my tree ID pics; won't be long before the DNs will be out there, too.  Last year, DN13 and DN14 were branching on June 10, and I think fledging on the 11th.  But how old were they compared to how old 15 and 16 will be on June 10 this year?

Squeeing announces the arrival of DNF with a large fish about 10-40AM.   DN15 claimed this one.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 03, 2022, 02:25:14 PM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 04, 2022, 11:16:36 AM
MrN brought a small mammal prey that DN15 claimed at about 6:30 AM.  Shortly after, DN16 stole it.  I don't know what the critter is/was.  No tail or head in the views.  Anybody have the ID?

Raining at 11AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 05, 2022, 11:27:36 AM
Another early morning rain, and views of the DNs flapping and hopping and almost-hovering.  Better on the rewind to see the action.

Looks like both now have white wing feathers in the same location in the center of the extended wings, so harder to tell who is which.  Maybe the tail feathers are better ID clues now (no tail pics yet).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 05, 2022, 11:34:18 AM
Food-wise, looks like rabbit on the menu.  MrN had a carcass on the logs under the nest at about 9:00 this morning.  Pretty sure it's a rabbit, see closeup of foot.  Rewind to see closeup of head and ears, no pic here.   :(

10:00 finds a parent BE on the far creek bank with a carcass.  Not sure what, or if it ever got carried to the nest.

11:00, MrN brought the rabbit carcass to the nest. DNs tussled over possession. When the carcass came apart, does that mean they are both winners?   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 05, 2022, 03:49:51 PM
Great pics, STL! 

Love the one of Mr N on the log.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 05, 2022, 05:16:35 PM
Thanks, Lisa.  MrN likes the log when he's wrestling with large, heavy prey.  He eats it down to carrying weight for the nest.

An adult BE spent some time this afternoon preening in one of the dead trees at the creek. Maybe DN12's tree???  Not sure if it was MrN or DNF or a visitor.

DNF brought something to the nest and both DNs pounced.  After, she was inspecting her talons to be sure they were all there!  Really, just scratching her chin.  The kiddos are not into sharing much, and they don't want her help most of the time.  "We're big kids, now!"

The bugs are pesty today after the rain.  Gnats or those tiny biting flies.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 06, 2022, 03:10:42 PM
The Norths had a rainy misty early morning. DNs testing their wings and shaking off the insects and generally hanging around waiting for something to happen.  Finally, DNF brought a late lunch that the DNs pounced on only to find out it was roadkill or an old dried up carcass from who knows where.  From closeups, I'd say it was a muskrat.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 06, 2022, 03:15:51 PM
Action picked up when DNF brought a nice, fat fish worth fighting for.  Rewind to 3:00 to see who won the prize.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 06, 2022, 04:24:41 PM
Action picked up when DNF brought a nice, fat fish worth fighting for.  Rewind to 3:00 to see who won the prize.

Thanks for the heads-up on the rewind!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 06, 2022, 08:45:52 PM
But wait! There's more! This afternoon was porch - patio day!   ;D

DN15 fly-hopping all over the nest from about 3:00 on, and one of the stops was the lower patio section.  And not once, but three times by about 5:00.  I'm sure there will be video, but I couldn't resist lots of pics.  I expected DN15 would stay put for many hours the first time before trying to get back on the nest, but no, in a few minutes he-she walked back up and even brought a small leafy branch.  DN16 seemed interested but not ready today.

DN15 is 72 days old.  How does this compare with DN13 & 14 last year?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 06, 2022, 08:59:07 PM
DN15 moved to the porch and back to the nest three times this afternoon.  What a big growing-up deal!

So are we calling the side area the porch, or the patio??
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 07, 2022, 11:20:57 AM
Today morning about like yesterday. DN15 exploring the porch section of the nest; DN16 not yet.  No feeding, no MrN or DNF on the nest that I found on the rewind.  Longer interval between feedings encourages the eaglets to fledge.

Is it my imagination, or has DN16 gotten larger than DN15?  Larger would indicate a female.  What do you-all think?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 07, 2022, 11:38:49 AM
Totally agree STL.  But DN15 is "ahead" in the hovering, leaping mode.  Looking for "him" to be the first to fledge.  And DN16 got bigger by being more aggressive at feeding times as I see it.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 07, 2022, 12:07:51 PM
All opinions welcome, and we may never know sexes for sure.  No banding of peregrines by RRP this year, so probably no banding of eagles either.

DN16 has been the noisy one this season, also aggressive about claiming food. Makes me think of DNF's behavior.  DN15 is really dominant because older, and DN16 usually backs off and submits.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2022, 12:10:47 PM
I am with eburg ---- 15 male, 16 female.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 07, 2022, 01:53:38 PM
Guessing the ID sexes is 50 - 50, but I agree with Lisa and eburg.  Is RRP weighing in?

Great food fight from about 11:30 AM when MrN brought a good sized fish to the two very hungry DNs. DN16 got it and defended several stealing attacks.  Sharing occurs only when at least one of them is full.  MrN dropped off the fish and got out of the way in a hurry. No need to lose a talon over lunch!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on June 07, 2022, 02:51:49 PM
Yep, 15 male, 16 female.

That fish at 11:30 was grabbed by DN15, not 16.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2022, 03:14:13 PM
Yep, 15 male, 16 female.

That fish at 11:30 was grabbed by DN15, not 16.


16 was so funny trying to sneak and steal that fish, but 15 was not giving it up!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 08, 2022, 11:15:31 AM
Rain early this morning, and more gnats-flies-pesky bugs. The parents are perching high in the creek trees, maybe fewer bugs there far from the nest.  Deer in the pasture.

Thanks to the cam ops, a good pic of one of the dead creek trees, I think the Scary Tree.  Yes or No?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 08, 2022, 11:29:17 AM
Very quick fish drop at 7:30 AM by MrN.  And closeup of DN16, I think, in the rain.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on June 09, 2022, 08:02:52 AM
Rain early this morning, and more gnats-flies-pesky bugs. The parents are perching high in the creek trees, maybe fewer bugs there far from the nest.  Deer in the pasture.

Thanks to the cam ops, a good pic of one of the dead creek trees, I think the Scary Tree.  Yes or No?

Yes, STL, that is the Scary Tree!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on June 09, 2022, 11:27:44 AM
Did someone branch?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 09, 2022, 12:25:58 PM
Hi naminal!  I was watching a dang movie when it happened, but caught up as soon as it was over.  Didn't check the forum 'til now cuz I been watchin'.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 09, 2022, 01:46:29 PM
Yes, indeedy, someone branched!  First time at about 8:00 AM, and DN15 has been on and off the Ladder Branch several times.

But wait, there's more!  About 1:15, DN15 flapped once and went from the porch to the Perching Tree! And back after a few minutes.  I'd say that's a fledge, but what does RRP say?

It looked like DN16 would get onto the porch, but not yet. See pic from about 11:00.

Two fish drops, one about 12:45 and one about 1:30.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 09, 2022, 03:00:56 PM
Yay for 15!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on June 09, 2022, 03:54:02 PM
Yay for DN15! Thanks eburg and STL for your replies and pics. I wrote the question and then was gone for hours. Nice to see there was a fledge (maybe!).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on June 09, 2022, 10:39:55 PM
When 15 flew to the Left-Side Perch it's not a fledge because it's a branch of the nest tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on June 10, 2022, 02:29:39 AM
Technically a Branch and .. a get the heck away from the gnats walk about branch ..

These two are going to RRP "technically" Fledge shortly _ this makes my Iowa fly free eagle heart soar.  :)   8)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 10, 2022, 12:52:35 PM
Hmmph!  Ginger, you are right that DN15 flapped to a branch of the nest tree, and not a nearby tree.  So it was a branching and not a fledge.  I looked at my map of the North nest area with the labels to confirm what you already knew.  Sigh.   ???

Early morning today, DN15 went to the Perch Branch and flew back to the nest a couple of times.  DNF dropped off a fish at 9:30 and DN15 claimed it.  DN16 got some by stealing.  Later, DN16 was all wings stretched out, but didn't fly. To be continued . . .


Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 10, 2022, 12:56:52 PM
More action from the Norths.

DN16 walked onto the porch about 11:30 AM, and stayed for a few minutes. I think this is the first time, age 73 days, 20 hours.

When MrN brought a fish, both DNs came rushing. DN16 got most of this one. Fly-ins are worth finding on the rewind, and thanks to the cam ops for showing them.  Nice views of the adults in creek trees, too.  And great closeups of DN15 on the Ladder Branch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 11, 2022, 08:55:55 AM
Most impressive FLEDGE by DN15 around 8:50 am CDT!!!  Who knew?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on June 11, 2022, 09:01:09 AM
Anything to get away from the dang flies/gnats!

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 11, 2022, 09:22:41 AM
Puff--yeah, might have been encouraged by the gnats, but the way he took off it looked like he had fishin' on his mind! :) ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2022, 09:43:37 AM
DN15 fledges!!! - DN15 flies out left of the nest, and looks like he may have circled back.  A few seconds later, you can hear something crashing in the trees above.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52138309871_5fd5bc4853_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52138309886_2c25f9a068_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52138334213_136c823513_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on June 11, 2022, 10:47:35 AM
Great captures of the fledge, Lisa! Congrats, DN15!❤
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on June 11, 2022, 10:48:46 AM
A beautiful fledge.  You could sure tell that he was ready to go this morning.  He fledged at 77 days old.  I don't think the gnats affected when he fledged.  Here's a video from GABear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMMbffj-xgo
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 11, 2022, 11:20:55 AM
Woo Hoo!  Kudos to DN15 for a beautiful fledge this morning, and thanks to everyone for pics and videos!    ;D

I agree that it sure sounded like there was a fly-around with a landing somewhere above and near the nest, like right by the microphone.  We'll see if DN15 comes back to the nest for food.  Meanwhile, MrN brought a fish for DN16 and looked around for DN15 before flying away.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 11, 2022, 11:22:54 AM
Closeups of DN15 and DN16 before fledge this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on June 11, 2022, 01:16:51 PM
Just went back and looked at the rewind.  Did sound like he had a hard landing and judging from N16 reaction it looks like he landed above and to the right.  I hope he is OK. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2022, 01:19:48 PM
I think I have been hearing DN15 squee every now and then.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 11, 2022, 01:30:03 PM
Most certainly Lisa.  He's got the higher voice, literally and figuratively!  :) ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on June 11, 2022, 01:34:59 PM
I think I heard him too.  I feel sorry for DN16.  He keeps calling.  >:(
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on June 11, 2022, 02:16:12 PM
Gorgeous closeups, STL, and thanks Ginger and GABear for the fledge video. :D :D :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on June 11, 2022, 02:25:50 PM
The cam ops have found him.  He is in the top of the tree slightly left of center.  You can see him flapping around.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on June 11, 2022, 02:36:09 PM
Now that was one awesome fledge !
Thanks for the vid G52. :)

No hesitation on that 1st takeoff ..    :)   ;D
Congrats on this major milestone DN15.  8)
Dude the fish are in the creek on the other side of the pasture ...  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on June 11, 2022, 02:42:33 PM
BL that was a text book take off.  It is the landings that are the problem.  LOL.  Maybe those obnoxious crows will get him out of the tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on June 11, 2022, 02:51:31 PM
It worked.  He is back safe and sound.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on June 11, 2022, 05:16:54 PM
Aw!  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 11, 2022, 05:17:35 PM
It's a safe return for DN15, but you'd think he was bringing fish or that DN16 thought he was an intruder for all the hollering and mantling.
Back to same old, same old at the nest.  MrN brought a fish at 5:00 and DN16 got most or all of it.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 12, 2022, 03:26:40 AM
Decorah Eagles North Nest home of DNF, Mr. North with little ones DN15 and DN16
Congrats to DN15 fledge on 6/10/22 (http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/cheerleader.gif)
So proud of you DN15
💜
(https://i.gyazo.com/f47f651b640c54afb22230448db1ea4a.gif)

DN16 looks curiously in the sky with lots to say about DN15'S first flight yesterday... 🦅💜
(https://i.gyazo.com/2ba0f46125363e9352b5ec25573285c1.gif)
 
you've come a long way little one ;) 3-23-22
(https://i.gyazo.com/4e1ee9f56707f5a82c38beb4d7c5fa54.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 12, 2022, 06:15:13 AM
Thanks for the pics and gifs, Lori and STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 12, 2022, 05:31:04 PM
Lori, love that pic of DN15 just hatched.  Still amazing that they start out at about 4 ounces and grow to full size, about 10 pounds, and fledge at about 80 days.

This one pic of all four on the nest could be the last we see them together.  That's MrN in front, DN16 left, DN15 center, and DNF on the Ladder Branch.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 13, 2022, 10:47:40 AM
Does it count as branching if DN16 walks up the Ladder Branch then flies or glides down?  Several times this morning.
DN15 has been exploring the lower rung of the LB, to the right, see pics.
Heavy rain for a while.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 13, 2022, 04:43:03 PM
After the rain, DNF dropped off a raccoon carcass and DN16 claimed it.  It's the season for young raccoons that make easy prey.  Later, MrN brought a fish that DN15 won and consumed while DN16 and MrN worked on the raccoon remains.  It's really windy and kind of hard to tell what's what on the nest, so I could be wrong about some IDs.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 13, 2022, 05:00:14 PM
Great pics, STL

I've been out most of the day, so appreciate the pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 14, 2022, 12:56:35 PM
Thanks, Lisa, and I will try NOT to confuse you or the rest of us.  Early morning there was a flight from the nest, rewind to about 6:30. At first I thought it was DN16 fledging, but listening to the calling and the one still stuck to the Ladder Branch and the nest, I changed my mind to DN15 taking a second flight.  Help me Ginger and the others who know better than I do!!

The flyer perched for a short time on the Yonder Tree [see pic], then flew to the creek and landed in some brushy branches on the far side.  MrN and DNF are on watch from that area.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 14, 2022, 05:18:33 PM
DN15 came back to the nest at about 4:30, and made a pretty good landing this time.
Food drop just before 5:00.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2022, 05:58:19 PM
Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 14, 2022, 08:02:35 PM
Looks like DN15 might spend the night high on the Perching Branch.  Maybe fewer insects and a better breeze there.
DN16 seems satisfied to stay on the Ladder Branch or the nest.
SEDs to everybirdie.

Please say a special little prayer [or wish] of hope for the peregrine eyass who "fludged" this afternoon at Great Spirit Bluff.  Fludge is an inadvertent, early fledge,  according to those who know about such incidents. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Arcadia on June 15, 2022, 08:14:17 AM
From what I saw this morning, DN16 may be bothered by the gnats (?) that have plagued the nests in the past. At least DN16 kept shaking its head and scratching. I hoped when it got up on the branch it would be more comfortable but didn't see a reduction in the head shaking activity.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 15, 2022, 12:01:40 PM
Arcadia, bugs are bad this year.  Probably black flies, which are quite small but the females bite & eat blood, driving birds to distraction (and fledging and fludging).

DN16 branched this morning about 10:15, to the Perching Branch of the nest tree, that dead branch on the left that DN15 started with, too. Then she returned to the nest and back and forth again.  Rain has not discouraged any activity.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 15, 2022, 12:05:00 PM
More pics of DN16 at the nest, and DN15 perched in the Scary tree at the creek before returning to the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 15, 2022, 06:18:25 PM
Afternoon hard rain, even hail from the sound of it.  DN16 stayed on the nest and DN15 was high up in one of the creek trees, but don't know which one (see pic with orange arrow).  Both DNs are on the nest at posting time, 6:15PM.

Chatters from the North nest live feed are talking about a turtle brought to the nest, that DN16 ate.  I did not find it on the rewind.  Anybody know if that was today?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 16, 2022, 12:20:37 PM
Daybreak, DN15 on the Perching branch and DN16 on the Ladder branch.  They went back and forth, and spent some time together on the Perching branch.  The only way I can tell them apart is DN15 is darker than DN16, and DN16 is noticeable bigger.

About 11:00, one of the Norths brought another small raccoon carcass to the nest. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 17, 2022, 10:46:26 AM
Another morning, another furry mammal carcass for the DNs.  DNF brought a partially eaten carcass, possibly opossum, about 7:00. Could be another raccoon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2022, 11:40:53 AM
Great pics, STL....hoping DN16 adventures out of the nest this weekend.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 17, 2022, 02:29:50 PM
Yes, it's time for DN16 to make a flight to the creek trees. 

DN15 spent time in the Scary tree this morning, then missed a landing at the nest returning for a feeding after 1:00.  I believe that MrN brought something to DN16, then stayed to clean up some of the raccoon carcasses that are attracting flies and gnats.  Cam ops found MrN in the creek washing off the goo.  About 2:00, DNF (I think) brought another raccoon!  And DN15 flew to the nest from somewhere nearby.

The light at the nest is not great at mid-day, and it's windy, so my IDs might be wrong.  Please tell me what to rename.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Arcadia on June 18, 2022, 08:43:12 AM
DN16 is doing a lot of flapping this morning and flaps down to the nest from the branch, but she doesn't seem to have enough confidence yet to fledge.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2022, 08:57:34 AM
DN16 is doing a lot of flapping this morning and flaps down to the nest from the branch, but she doesn't seem to have enough confidence yet to fledge.

I am wondering if the swarm of gnats surrounding her, will make her do it. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on June 18, 2022, 09:32:07 AM
I was hoping too, Lisa that she would escape the nest today.  If she does I'll have to rely on vid captures.  Promised myself that garden/yard will be done after today and tomorrow.  Promised myself - have to get on with my life.  LOL

See you later.  Good luck on DN16 fledge.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on June 18, 2022, 02:20:02 PM
Come on D16.  Dad's waiting, Bro is waiting.  Spread those wings and lift off.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 18, 2022, 08:52:04 PM
Black flies attack N Decorah eagles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c3jVWvbDqY&ab_channel=dematson
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 18, 2022, 09:08:46 PM
Plenty of prey for the North eaglets, raccoons and a fawn leg.  Plenty of black flies, too. 

I was away from watching most of today. Quick pass through the rewind did NOT show DN16 fledging.  Did I miss it?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2022, 04:31:33 AM
STL, you did not miss it. 

DN16 did lots of wingercizing and hoppercizing today, but I think she still doesn't quite have that confidence yet to go.  Maybe today!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 19, 2022, 09:06:44 AM
Not very pretty but DN16 fell-ledged at last.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 19, 2022, 09:22:49 AM
Lori, love that pic of DN15 just hatched.  Still amazing that they start out at about 4 ounces and grow to full size, about 10 pounds, and fledge at about 80 days.

This one pic of all four on the nest could be the last we see them together.  That's MrN in front, DN16 left, DN15 center, and DNF on the Ladder Branch.

AWESOME pic Lisa, STL and ALL!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 19, 2022, 09:24:44 AM
Good morning !!!!
DNN home of DNF, Mr. North and little ones DN15 &  DN16
Congratulations DN16!!!💜
part 1 little oopsie...

(https://i.gyazo.com/06c481ac353cfcfa58ec3194bd7cf1d1.gif)

part 2 you can see DN16 flying  ;D everybirdy is ok.

(https://i.gyazo.com/db2ccc3f2319f4f84fd67835af3e3538.gif)

DN15 Flies in looking for breakfish & leaves shortly before DN16 fledges
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on June 19, 2022, 09:43:17 AM
Not very pretty but DN16 fell-ledged at last.
;D eburg!
I finally caught this one live. I wasn't certain who it was, at first. Congratulations DN16!
Thanks for the GIFS, Lori!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on June 19, 2022, 09:44:37 AM
You've come a long way you two!! (http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/congratulationss.gif)

March 31 2022 DNN dn15 & dn16
(https://i.gyazo.com/148142c47ba0435c27a91d82e5b535d2.jpg)

May 16 DN15 & DN16 hangin' out  ;D
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2022, 09:54:21 AM
Lori - Wonderful gifs of the oopsie!

Yay DN16!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on June 19, 2022, 10:55:02 AM
Love the sweet look-back GIFS, Lori! Thank you!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 19, 2022, 12:23:25 PM
Congratulations to DN16 on fledging!

Not the beautiful soaring takeoff we all hoped for, but after a bumbling start, there was flight, and landings in the area under the nest.  Even both DNs together on a deadfall to the south of the nest.  DNF came to the nest to lure DN16 to return.  Hasn't happened yet, but maybe this afternoon.  It's all way better on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 19, 2022, 12:27:05 PM
More morning pics, mostly DN15.  Hummingbird watching at the Yonder branch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 19, 2022, 12:28:58 PM
Enough pics for now.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2022, 12:45:16 PM
The take off from the nest to the tree looked pretty good to me.  DN16 pushed off, spread the wings, got good height and performed a controlled landing in the tree.  DN15 did a lot of bumbling at the top of the tree that he landed in after his perfect take off.  Those flimsy branches are hard for even a seasoned flyer like mom and dad to land in.  Good job DN16.  Beautiful day in Decorah for flying.  Have fun DN15 and DN16.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2022, 01:46:10 PM
Great pics, STL!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 19, 2022, 02:21:41 PM
The DNs are having a picnic this afternoon in the area to the south of the nest tree.  MrN brought a fish or dug one up from the nest, along with other nestovers, and delivered something edible.  The grass is pretty long, but you can see them moving on the rewind, and perching on the deadfall branches and logs.  What will happen next?  Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on June 19, 2022, 03:34:37 PM
Love it when they walk in the grass STL.  I can still remember how funny it was to watch DN14? land short of the nest last year.  His head looked like a periscope popping up and down in the grass while he was plowing across the field. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on June 20, 2022, 05:53:28 AM
Good Morning,

I can't see him but I can sure hear him.  LOL. Sounds like he is hungry, lost or maybe both?

Look at all those bugs.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 20, 2022, 07:09:39 AM
Can't miss those squee's from 16!!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on June 20, 2022, 10:16:57 AM
D16, don't talk with your mouth full.  Has D16 always been a little DIVA?  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 20, 2022, 10:26:53 AM
The fish fledged before finishing.  Figured DN15 would be on the ground catching it, but I think it's just lying there.  Maybe DN16 will realize she's still hungry.  :)

Fish fledged around 10:12 am CDT
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 20, 2022, 12:03:23 PM
Eburg, I haven't caught up with the fish-fledge-nest action yet.  Here are some pics from earlier in the morning at the creek.

DNF, MrN, and DN15 were together in the Scary tree for a short while around 5:30 AM, then the parents flew to the Brush Pile tree (I think), where DN15 also went later, and at 9:30 AM, while DN16 was on the bank of the creek.  I'm pretty  sure the one in the trees was DN15 because a better flyer, and departed for the Yonder tree near the nest by 10:00.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on June 20, 2022, 12:16:10 PM
If that was DN15 in the tree with the fish then we have two DIVA's this year.  LOL.   The eaglet was acting like DAD was going to take the fish back.  Lots of squeeing and mantling.  I don't blame DAD for wanting the get the heck out of there.

Question, was the flight from the nest to the tree by DN16 considered a fledge or was that just a branch?  The videos I have seen imply that the fledge didn't occur until 16 slipped from the narrow branches on the tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 20, 2022, 12:31:35 PM
Sorry for the confusion.  At the time of the fish-fledge DN15 was watching DN16 mishandle the delivery and hoping to get a steal.  Then he flew off and DN16 blew it!  Since "she" didn't see it apparently, I thought maybe DN15 would get it.
And yes....I think the fledge occurred when dropped off the branch perch and them flew across the pasture and up, up, and away!  :) ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on June 20, 2022, 12:42:52 PM
Time to put a little spray paint on one of these eaglets so I will know who is on first.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 20, 2022, 01:05:05 PM
DN15 is smaller, has a higher pitched voice and is quieter than DN16.  That why I call them he and she, and she's the Diva!  :) ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on June 20, 2022, 01:13:12 PM
Be careful Eburger, that sounds like a sexist remark to me.  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 20, 2022, 01:39:39 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 20, 2022, 02:08:11 PM
DN15 is smaller, has a higher pitched voice and is quieter than DN16.  That why I call them he and she, and she's the Diva!  :) ;)

16 is a Diva, alright!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 20, 2022, 04:16:30 PM
Jaspurr, I nominate you to put the bright spray paint on one of the DNs so we can tell them apart!  How about painting one foot blue?  ;)

Eburg, I agree that DN15 is smaller, thus smaller voicebox or whatever they use to squee with, and higher pitched calls. Also darker brown, but hard to use the color when they are not together because of shadows, etc.  And likely the male of the DNs this season.

DN16 is lighter brown, larger, likely female, makes lots more noise.  Probably fledged at an older age because of the added weight. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on June 20, 2022, 04:23:19 PM
STL, Do I have to climb the tree. :o. I am OK going up but fledging may be a problem.  Blue sounds good.  I'll paint the quiet little one.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 20, 2022, 04:53:59 PM
DN16 has made it back to the nest!!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52161378708_2af7d9aca2_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on June 21, 2022, 08:22:39 AM
They were both at the nest last night when I checked.  Silence at the nest this morning.  No squeeing.  Maybe some fishing lessons are on Dad's schedule today.  :). Cute little fly catcher?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 21, 2022, 11:57:52 AM
Lisa, Jaspurr, Everybirdie -- The DNs are doing just great with fledging and finding their way around the nest area and the creek.  The cam ops are wonderful about giving us the best views this year!

The DNs spent the night together on the Perching Branch.  Seems like I remember fledglings doing that last year, too.  15 and 16 made a brief visit to the nest before returning to perch again.  DN15 then decamped for the creek area's Scary tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 21, 2022, 01:42:15 PM
Lisa, Jaspurr, Everybirdie -- The DNs are doing just great with fledging and finding their way around the nest area and the creek.  The cam ops are wonderful about giving us the best views this year!

The DNs spent the night together on the Perching Branch.  Seems like I remember fledglings doing that last year, too.  15 and 16 made a brief visit to the nest before returning to perch again.  DN15 then decamped for the creek area's Scary tree.

Great pics, STL....the kiddos are doing great!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 21, 2022, 04:12:08 PM
Busy time at the North's valley.  The DNs can fly from the "picnic table" dead log under the nest on the south side all the way to the creek trees in one hop.  They seem to favor DN12's tree, which has large, low-hanging, dead limbs, for easy landings.  About noon, DNF was on that limb while a parade of cattle passed by, right under her feet! One even stopped to rub on the tree trunk.  DN15 landed with DNF right after the parade; he must have been on the ground maybe on the near side of the creek.

Fish delivery from MrN to DN16 at the picnic table about 12:30, followed by DN15. Did both get some of the fish?

Later this afternoon, I got pics of each of them taking off for the DN12's tree branch where they perched together for a while.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 21, 2022, 04:15:38 PM
Picnic lunch pics and return to DN12's tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 21, 2022, 04:17:06 PM
Here are the DNs on their new favorite perch.  Maybe a new favorite tomorrow.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: izzysamlikeseagles on June 22, 2022, 09:17:18 PM
Hiya everybody!

The registration for After the Fledge is up-here is the link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/after-the-fledge-2022-registration-371544689167

Hope to see you all there!

Izzy
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on June 22, 2022, 09:20:53 PM
Here she is!  Hi Issy. We've got Amy, we've got Amy.  Let the party begin. 8)

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 23, 2022, 11:53:39 AM
Hazy at daybreak today.  Quiet morning, no new food on offer.  I liked the "beaking" pic of the two resting eaglets.  Then I looked more closely, and their dark wings reminded me of the large tailfins on cars in the late 1950's.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 23, 2022, 05:33:32 PM
Lots of activity for DN15, DNF, and MrN at the Scary Tree today, and it's best on the rewind if you didn't catch it live. Seems that DN16 spent the day near the nest and missed out on feeding.  Scary Tree has some wide limbs that make good eating platforms.  Fish on the morning and noon menu, raccoon in the afternoon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 23, 2022, 05:41:46 PM
Cam ops have been remarkable getting such good views from the Scary Tree!  How far are the creek trees from the nest cam?

My pic from 4:00 shows the striped raccoon tail, if you zoom it large.  DN15 is learning valuable lessons about dominance in group eating situations. And it's hard to charge the delivery parent when you're on a tree limb instead of the wide nest!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 23, 2022, 06:31:18 PM
Thanks for the pics, STL. 

Loved seeing them in the scary tree today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on June 25, 2022, 12:09:51 PM
Posted this morning by Cam Op Spish:

FYI - the early morning storm messed up the cams. RRP is working on it, thank you for your patience. As of now we have 1 cam live and no working mics.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 25, 2022, 12:14:10 PM
That Scary Tree is an all-purpose place.  Good perching branches, limbs wide enough to use as a table for eating, big enough tree to hold several eagles without crowding, and in a location where the cam ops get great views.

Cameras went off during a morning storm in the area, but back on now.  The DNs and the cattle look fine.  In the pics, I think DN16 was perching near the nest and DN15 in the Scary Tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 25, 2022, 04:30:54 PM
Afternoon pics, but no sound, so imaging calling and squeeing if you use the rewind!

About 1:00, the DNs were eating something on the ground, near the bank of the creek.  Looked like they found leftovers.  About 2:00, DN15 visited the nest with a really nice fly-in and landing. Not much to eat there until MrN dropped off a fish, which DN15 ate, then flew to the Perching branch.  Note lots of white mottling in DN15's tail.

By 2:15, DN16 came to the nest, landing on the lower rung of the Ladder Branch after a couple fly-arounds.  Nothing to eat there; late to the party again!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 25, 2022, 04:34:30 PM
DN16 joined DN15 on the Perching branch.  Nice closeups, thank you camera operators.

Live Chat is ending this evening for the North nest season.  Will the cameras stay turned on, and for how long?  Maybe until "After the Fledge" in July?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 25, 2022, 05:02:04 PM
Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on June 25, 2022, 09:38:42 PM
On today's chat it said that the audio should be back up and working sometime later this coming week.  The cam will stay on for awhile.  Last year RRP didn't turn it off until mid-August.  We saw one of the fledglings up until a couple of days before then.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 26, 2022, 02:24:40 PM
Ginger, thanks for the note about the cameras staying on for quite a while.  The sound is still off, so kind of difficult to tell what's going on and who is who.  Amazing how much we rely on sound!

Here's what I think about the Norths so far today.  Not sure where any of them spent the night, but both DNs were on the nest at 7:00. There was a fish involved, and they split it when one stole half.  Both DNs went away, DN16 to the Ladder Branch then Perching Branch.  DN15 ??

About 8:00, DNF brought a large rabbit to the nest.  DN16 came first from the Perching branch, then DN15 landed at the Ladder Branch to share the feast.  The DNs are just so-so about devouring furry mammals, and they aren't starving, so not much fighting.  DN16 stayed on the nest, and DNF returned about 10:00 to clean up, eat some fur, and feed bits to DN16.  DN15 has been at the Scary Tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 26, 2022, 02:26:04 PM
Before 2:00, DN16 joined DN15 at the Scary Tree.  The pic shows them sitting on a high branch, close together.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 26, 2022, 07:44:42 PM
Checking in for the evening, looking at rewind   DN16 took off from the Perching Branch at 5:00 and did a fly-around. Meanwhile, DN15 was in the Scary Tree for a long while.  One of the DNs returned to the nest about 6PM, went to the Perching Branch briefly, then took off for the creek trees, flying here and there.

One DN flew from the Scary Tree to an unknown tree to the right (south) of the Brush Pile Tree about 6:30. Then flew to the BPT to be joined by one of the parents. Parent left, but the DN is still in the BPT at 7PM.

Maybe they will wear their name tags tomorrow!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on June 27, 2022, 07:05:39 AM
Thanks, all, for pics and comments. I saw some beautiful close-up cam action this morning. Enjoying these beauties while I can.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 27, 2022, 03:57:09 PM
nanimal, the DNs are likely to stick around for another month or so, as long as they can entice MrN and DNF to feed them, and as they experiment with hunting and fishing on their own.  I think that the carcasses of raccoons, etc. that get brought to the nest are like roadkill, which will make up some of their food sources in future.  Dangerous because of traffic, but a source.  On the other hand, they could decide tomorrow that it's time to go!  Or one goes and one stays.

This afternoon, DNF was perched on a limb that I didn't recognize even with the cam ops panning the area.  Might be a branch of the Brush Pile Tree, but back in the shade where the bugs would be less annoying.  At 3:30, one of the DNs was in the same spot.  Which tree is this?

Note on June 29 -- Ginger has identified the tree in these two pics as the Claw Tree, to the north of the Brush Pile Tree.  In her post, she provided a pic with labels.   So I renamed my pics and reposted them here.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 27, 2022, 04:34:41 PM
nanimal, the DNs are likely to stick around for another month or so, as long as they can entice MrN and DNF to feed them, and as they experiment with hunting and fishing on their own.  I think that the carcasses of raccoons, etc. that get brought to the nest are like roadkill, which will make up some of their food sources in future.  Dangerous because of traffic, but a source.  On the other hand, they could decide tomorrow that it's time to go!  Or one goes and one stays.

This afternoon, DNF was perched on a limb that I didn't recognize even with the cam ops panning the area.  Might be a branch of the Brush Pile Tree, but back in the shade where the bugs would be less annoying.  At 3:30, one of the DNs was in the same spot.  Which tree is this?

I am not familiar with that tree.  I did peek at Explore, and I only see one pic similar to yours with DN15 in the same tree, but the tree wasn't mentioned.  :-\
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on June 27, 2022, 07:31:42 PM
STL and Lisa -- It's the Claw Tree.  Really hard to tell that when the cam is zoomed in.  In this pic the Claw Tree is circled in red and for reference, BPT is circled in blue.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/af2ffc963884b8cbb56e8f5ad46e732486e10bf323c0adf5a7cfff15a83d891b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 28, 2022, 07:41:02 AM
Thanks, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: bustopbird on June 28, 2022, 11:03:44 AM
How about a brief flash chat?  Both on the nest
Bus
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: tulsaducati on June 28, 2022, 11:25:07 AM
Join us for a flash chat, both eaglets on the nest: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 28, 2022, 04:53:16 PM
Ginger, thanks so much for the tree ID pic with the labels.  I will save it for reference in future.

Now to catch up on the rewind and flash chat -- Fly-in by both DNs at 10:00 is worth watching.  Nothing happening at the nest, so neither stayed long.  More action later in the day.  Pics to come.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 29, 2022, 11:29:12 AM
Yesterday got past me without time to upload pics.  Workers at my house who needed my supervision, then some errands to run.

The cam ops gave us some good closeups of the DNs, and DNF brought a fresh-kill raccoon at about 5:00.  I was really taken by the difference in size between DN15 and DN16, as shown in one pic. 

During one of the times both were on the nest, resting after working on that really long, jointed fawn leg, DN15 picked up a stick and placed it on DN16's back.  She left it there until she flew off the nest.  Early on Tuesday at Decorah, the male BE placed sticks on his own back, and Lisa posted a pic of that. "Stick-Wearing Day"
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 29, 2022, 12:19:49 PM
Foggy morning at DNN, as all around the area.  Rewind shows strong blowing of rain or something during the night.

The DNs came to the nest early and again about 11:00 to work on the raccoon carcass.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2022, 05:40:09 PM
Fly with N Decorah Fledglings - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4-o9vDg41U&ab_channel=GlenLoyd

Decorah North Nest 6-29-22, Hanging out together after breakfast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21bh32pnEYk&ab_channel=tulsaducati
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 29, 2022, 07:39:54 PM
T40, thanks for the Glen Loyd and Tulsaducati videos!  Love watching the eagles fly to music.

This afternoon, the DNs' menu included a male pheasant and a raccoon,  I think MrN brought the pheasant, and definitely DNF brought the raccoon.  Also some nice views of the BEs perching in various creek trees.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 29, 2022, 07:41:24 PM
Few more pics from today
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 30, 2022, 06:54:01 AM
T40 - Thanks for the videos

STL - Great pics, as always!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: monarch on June 30, 2022, 08:00:48 AM
any update on the audio?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 30, 2022, 08:16:46 PM
Early morning cam ops found both DNs in the Brush Pile Tree, one upper left and the other center right.  Early lunch on the nest -- leftover raccoon, garnished with long pheasant feathers. 

Around noon, an adult or sub-adult eagle perched at the Scary Tree. The more I watched, the more I'm inclined to say sub-adult, looking rough from the insects that are pretty bad this summer.  DN15 seemed to object to the older eagle, hollering then approaching in an aggressive manner.  Could be wrong, and DN15 was just calling for food that wasn't there.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on July 01, 2022, 08:00:26 AM
Happy Fourth of July weekend STL, LISA and the beakers.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 01, 2022, 12:02:23 PM
Thanks, Jaspurr, and the same to you!

One of the DNs was picking at raccoon carcass on the nest early morning, then flew to the Brush Pile Tree, then to DN12's Tree.  I think DN16, but no proof unless I see them together. And Holy Cow, both DNs are in what I called DN12's Tree -- only I'm not sure that's the right tree name. You can barely see them because of the light. Watch for movement on the rewind.

About 7:00, they flew to the Perching Branch, then DN16 back on the nest, no new food, and DN15 flew to a very branchy dead tree on the South end of the creek.  See orange arrow in pic, next post.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 01, 2022, 12:18:23 PM
Here's the tree marked by an orange arrow, in the distance.  And a closer pic of DN15 perched here.  Will search for the name of this tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 01, 2022, 12:24:58 PM
Good job finding the mystery tree location, STL.  It doesn't have a name -- probably because we've almost never seen any eagles perch there.

Sound came back on at 11:24 a.m.  Yay!!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 01, 2022, 03:09:05 PM
Well, Ginger, let's think of a good name!  Or does RRP have to do that? 

Good to have the sound back on.  Thank you RRP.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 02, 2022, 03:18:11 PM
How about "Super-branchy Tree"  or "Twiggy Tree" for the unnamed one? See pic from 11:00 today for a good view.

Cam ops panning got really good view of one of the DNs soaring about 11-15AM.  Seemed to be an all dark feathered bird but couldn't tell which.

DNF brought a fish to the nest at noon, in the rain.  DN15 got most of it, then DN16 jumped on top and stole the rest.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 02, 2022, 03:36:42 PM
Great pics, STL

It was good to see the D's out soaring.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 03, 2022, 08:41:41 AM
Yes, Lisa, good to see the young ones soaring.  Wonder if they will catch prey and bring it to the nest before they disperse?  They eat food on the ground, but it looks like prey and leftovers from DNF and MrN.  I haven't seen the DNs hunting or fishing yet.  Or playing in the water.  Maybe this week if it gets really hot.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 03, 2022, 09:11:09 AM
Yes, Lisa, good to see the young ones soaring.  Wonder if they will catch prey and bring it to the nest before they disperse?  They eat food on the ground, but it looks like prey and leftovers from DNF and MrN.  I haven't seen the DNs hunting or fishing yet.  Or playing in the water.  Maybe this week if it gets really hot.

Great pics, STL!

Love the light on that 2nd one.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 03, 2022, 11:42:17 AM
Lisa, I agree with you about the light in this part of Iowa.  Makes for many very special pics.

The DNs seem to be listening to farm machinery chugging nearby. Maybe cutting more hay today.  The noise has not spooked them so far.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 03, 2022, 12:22:03 PM
Lisa, I agree with you about the light in this part of Iowa.  Makes for many very special pics.

The DNs seem to be listening to farm machinery chugging nearby. Maybe cutting more hay today.  The noise has not spooked them so far.

That is good they are not spooked by the equipment. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 03, 2022, 05:56:40 PM
DN15 visited the nest this afternoon around 3:30.  Nothing there to eat.  Closeups from the Ladder Branch.  Both DNs perching in the Scary tree at 5:30.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 04, 2022, 12:01:22 PM
Closeups just before and during the morning rain.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 04, 2022, 03:59:49 PM
Rain over, one parent in creek trees, so were the DNs.  No food except bones on the nest -- rewind to 1:30 or so to see DN16 swallowing a big raccoon bone and keeping it down (no pic).  At posting time 4:00, both DNs on Perching Branch.

Happy July 4th to Everybirdie. 


Be safe if you do fireworks, and hope there are none that frighten the eagles.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 06, 2022, 12:55:32 PM
Seems like a pretty quiet morning in the North's valley.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 06, 2022, 04:52:24 PM
Seems like a pretty quiet morning in the North's valley.

Thanks for the pics, STL! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 07, 2022, 12:57:34 PM
Checking rewind from noon today, DNF came to the nest but didn't bring anything new.  DN15 followed, mantled at the Perching branch, then came to the nest, followed by DN16.  Lots of mantling and screaming, but no new food.  They must be pretty hungry to make all this fuss over fur and bones.  Time to learn to hunt and fish on your own, you DNs.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 07, 2022, 07:33:35 PM
Did I miss the feeding on the rewind today??

Thanks to cam ops for the mourning dove in the Perching Branches this afternoon.  And for the views of the eagles in the trees along the creek.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 07, 2022, 07:36:29 PM
Now three of them in the Scary Tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 08, 2022, 05:37:13 PM
Rainy morning at the North Valley. Great closeups from our intrepid camera operators!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 08, 2022, 05:39:14 PM
More pics from this afternoon
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 09, 2022, 05:35:46 AM
Wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 09, 2022, 11:18:59 AM
Thanks, Lisa.  Good to get many pics before they disperse, and no idea when that might happen.  Previous years are from late July to September, if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 09, 2022, 07:32:28 PM
Looks like MrN and DNF in the Brush Pile Tree and the Scary Tree most of this afternoon and evening.  Did not see or hear the youngsters on a quick scan through the rewind since about 11:00 AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 10, 2022, 08:59:12 AM
All four spent the night on the Scary Tree.  This morning Mr. North flew off and then DN15 and DN16 (both were hidden by leaves but you could see them when they flew off).  Both flew to the nest for a bit and also to Yonder Branch.

These pics are from last night.  DN16 on the left, DNF middle, and DN15 on the right -- Mr. N. on the lower branch.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/51c9b8b1f10b02fc0a97dd48a5a57ebf981104bd8174e140702dadb6679f5645.jpg)

DN16 moves further up
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6346d53ea04453f10021d2fe91bf0c9b3f6a9009de9bfc02a9c14eda9a652e4b.jpg)

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 10, 2022, 10:38:28 AM
Ginger, what wonderful pics of the North family, all together on the Scary Tree!  I had a feeling that might happen.

This morning, the adults were still there as you said.  No food on the nest or anywhere else.  Couple pics to add to the collection.  Small birds were harassing them at the nest and the Yonder.  Brave small birds!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 11, 2022, 11:04:54 AM
Red and pink dawn all over the Decorah and Flyway areas today. 

The DNs are here, flying from nest to perches nearby and at the creek. MrN brought a fish to the nest, and DN16 got it about 7:15 AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on July 11, 2022, 11:40:31 AM
Nice to have the picture of all four in the Scary Tree, Ginger, especially since we don't get to see the cue cards for dispersal. As always, thanks to Lisa and STL for pics, too!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 11, 2022, 03:21:45 PM
The DNs have been in the Perching Branches this afternoon, calling for food, or maybe just calling.   :D

The archive from last year will have posts about when the eaglets dispersed in 2021.  Guessing toward the end of July.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 11, 2022, 07:14:35 PM
Wonderful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 12, 2022, 10:28:55 AM
Thanks, Lisa.  Pics for you to enjoy on your road trip to ATF!  Here are some from early this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 12, 2022, 04:21:54 PM
Afternoon pics, thanks to the cam ops.    :-*
Catch the fly-ins about 3:00 on the rewind. The sound is as good as the video!
Bugs not bad at the nest.  Nothing left to eat (or rot), and the eagles don't spend much time there any more.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 13, 2022, 06:52:54 PM
Activities involve food today around 11:00 when DNF brought a furry carcass to the nest, I think raccoon.  One of the DNs came right after to claim it, then the other DN hot on their heels (talons).  The first grabbed the carcass and flew off the nest to the South! Followed by the other one.  I had to leave so haven't discovered where they ended up.  Will check rewind now; see next post.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 13, 2022, 07:49:53 PM
Never found the large carcass, but everybirdie returned to the nest with a small scrap (of carcass, or maybe a squirrel) about noon. One parent flew off toward the creek as a tiny dot in the pic, the other followed right away.  DN15 picked up the scrap and flew off to the South.  DNs and parents perched in the creek trees in the afternoon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 13, 2022, 07:57:07 PM
Getting on to evening, few more pics.  One closeup of DN15 on the Babysitting Branch next to the nest, both DNs in the Love Branches and the Yonder Tree, being harasses by little birds, don't know what kind.

SEDs to all, and have a great ATF. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 14, 2022, 10:34:36 AM
The DNs have been on the Nest and in the Perching Branches this morning.  Mostly quiet except for their calling now and then.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 14, 2022, 01:25:08 PM
Rare N Decorah eagle family portrait

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_nxworq-h0&ab_channel=GlenLoyd

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 14, 2022, 02:43:43 PM
T40, that's a great family portrait!  Thanks for posting.  Ginger put up a couple from the same location on July 10. What a handsome family.

Couple  pics of the DNs from early afternoon.  Hope we get to see them find fish in the creek.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 15, 2022, 02:30:55 PM
Not a lot happening with the Norths today.  One afternoon pic includes the cattle.  We know it's the right cattle herd because the red cow is there!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on July 16, 2022, 05:21:05 AM
STL, there is a pic of LISA on the Decorah Lounge.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 16, 2022, 10:02:02 AM
Today at the Norths area looks like a repeat of the past few days.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 16, 2022, 02:20:17 PM
Oh boy, DNs in the creek this afternoon!  Just getting a drink from what I could see, but it's a start.  Depends on where they get in the water how clear the cam ops can make the view.  All those leafy branches get in the way.   I've wished for a camera located on the far side of the creek, but probably not feasible.  Still, I keep wishing.   :D

Have you-all noticed that DN16 has added a few new notes to her calls?  It's at the end of the series of 3-4 yelps, and softer, different tones.  DN15's calls are still the really high-pitched screech.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 17, 2022, 11:04:00 AM
DN15 visited the nest early this misty morning.  Got takeoff pics from the Ladder Branch to the Love Branch area.  Later the cam ops found both of the DNs in the Scary Tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 17, 2022, 03:41:55 PM
Thanks for all the pics, STL  Yes, 16's squees changed a few weeks ago.  I think of it as a stutter although a real stutter would have repeated initial notes at the beginning of the squees instead of at the end.  :D  At any rate, it sure aids in ID'ing them.

Here are a couple of videos.  The first one is from yesterday when DN15 flew off with prey that Mr. North brought to the nest.  16 got there late and spent a bunch of time trying to see where 15 flew off to.  It really was hillarious because she just had no clue.

https://youtu.be/V7C40_OhzJA

This second one is from today.  DNF brought prey to the nest and again 15 flew off with it, but this time 16 gave chase, and DNF flew after them.  Unfortunately, the actual chase was off camera.

https://youtu.be/3aNuPc2YMAA

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 17, 2022, 05:07:45 PM
Ginger, thanks for the Grab N Go videos!  Nowadays, when you're a young eagle at the North nest, if you're second in line for a meal, you're likely outta luck!

This afternoon about 4:00, MrN brought a pheasant that DN15 claimed immediately and consumed pretty quickly, feet, feathers, and all.  Probably a young pheasant because no long tail feathers, and it's that time of summer.  DN16 was nearby, calling, but didn't come to the nest. The DNs perched together on the Brush Pile by 4:30 or so.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 17, 2022, 05:12:38 PM
Earlier, the cam ops did some panning and closeups of the trees and leafy branches.   One good pic of the base of the nest tree, showing where the Perching Branch branches off.

Not sure if all the big trees on the nest side are white oaks. The second pic is the trunk or branch that one of the cameras is attached to, the one we sometimes see in nest shots. Maybe it is the night view cam??
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on July 18, 2022, 06:09:07 AM
Little ones at NN are having a confab this morning - also making noise about "where's the breakfast."

Let me attack my mail - 4 days to go through.  Not MIA just working.  Later!

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on July 18, 2022, 10:33:56 AM
What a treat to watch these beauties this morning. Thanks, all, for pics and vids recently.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 18, 2022, 12:35:27 PM
Enjoy the DNN pics and videos before the DNs disperse.  The cam ops do such a great job of views for us to watch or take pics.  Been a wonderful season for the Norths.

Nest visits, at the creek, nothing with food so far today (noon).  That dual DN takeoff is better on the rewind, at about 8:30 AM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 18, 2022, 04:13:02 PM
Getting on to tea time for me, and it's been a no-food-day for the DNs unless I missed it.  Few afternoon pics.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 19, 2022, 12:17:17 PM
 About 5:30 AM, watch a beautiful fly-in of both DNs all the way from the Scary Tree to the nest.  They landed with screaming and mantling, but over nothing.  Around 8:00, great closeups of preening. And on rewind, DNs on the Yonder Tree being harassed by red-winged blackbirds; too far for good pics.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 19, 2022, 12:21:40 PM
After a slow start to the morning, DNF brought something to the nest and DN16 got it all.  No idea what, but small because it went fast, despite DN15's efforts to steal.  Catch it on the rewind about 9:00.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 19, 2022, 05:05:42 PM
About 4:45 this afternoon, DN15 flew from a Love Branch to join DN16 on the Yonder Tree.  A robin perched between them (see pic) for a few seconds.  The little birds are fearless in protecting their nests or babies or territory!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 21, 2022, 03:37:03 PM
Morning about 8:00, rewind for hilarious interaction between DN16 and a red-winged blackbird in the Yonder Tree.  Lori, get your gif going, this will make a great video!   The deer running nearby might be too blurry to catch.

8:30-ish, DN16 left for the Brush Pile Tree, until a food drop at the nest, DN16 beat DNF, and DN15 followed on her tail.  DN16 got the prey.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 21, 2022, 03:43:51 PM
About 12:30, another food drop, same results, DN16 got it all.  The size difference makes DN16 the winner, despite DN15's efforts to steal and push. 

At 1:30, it happens again, this time DNF brought a raccoon carcass. DN15 tried several times to grab a share.  No dice.  Let's hope that this situation inspires DN15 to start finding his own food!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 22, 2022, 12:03:34 PM
Today, there's a food drop on the ground, on the far side of the creek!  DNF got something, possibly raccoon from location, and the DNs are loving it.  This is progress for sure.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2022, 12:15:54 PM
Great pics, STL! 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 22, 2022, 10:59:58 PM
Evening pics from the Scary Tree
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 23, 2022, 12:32:44 PM
Same old, same old today. Creek trees and the nest area.  Nice closeup views noon to 12:30, thanks to the cam ops.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 23, 2022, 12:50:25 PM
Thanks for the pics, STL.  It's warm and humid there today.  There may be some severe weather this afternoon and/or evening.

A Great Blue Heron flew in yesterday (after 7 p.m.) and perched for a bit at the top of the Babysitting Branch.  You could hear it squawking before it was visible.  It did some preening and cast a pellet.  Also, while it was perched you could see our two fledglings fly in individually and perch in the Scary Tree.

Flying in (top center).
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GBH perched.
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Here's a video I recorded of the GBH visit.  I also included some minutes of the cam showing 15 and 16 perched peacefully on the Scary Tree.  I wonder what they make of the GBH.  Last year 13 and 14 chased a couple of visiting GBHs several times.

https://youtu.be/HeAPpFD9uXo



Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 23, 2022, 01:47:01 PM
At about 1:06 today DN16 started casting a pellet.  He had a hard time getting it out and I'm not sure he actually was able to expel all of it.  I think he swallowed some of it to try again later.  It was pretty gross to watch, so here's a pic that's not too graphic.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 23, 2022, 02:12:24 PM
At about 1:06 today DN16 started casting a pellet.  He had a hard time getting it out and I'm not sure he actually was able to expel all of it.  I think he swallowed some of it to try again later.  It was pretty gross to watch, so here's a pic that's not too graphic.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8e922ddfe39ef707f8e2a2ce2e52e69b6ba88031f7cc14bac2df2d377e2133af.jpg)


Ginger - Great pic!  Yes, gross, but I couldn't tear my eyes away.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 23, 2022, 03:34:42 PM
I couldn't either, Lisa.
And, I took a lot of pics too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 23, 2022, 04:50:00 PM
That episode of DN15 trying to cast the pellet was TMI !  :o
Here's a pic from just before yours -- thinking about casting the pellet.
DN15 flew to the Scary Tree and tried again, without success.  DN16 joined for a while, then flew away.
DN15 returned to the nest about 3:00, moved to the Ladder Branch, and is still there at posting time, 4:45PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 23, 2022, 07:28:19 PM
DNF and DN16 perched in the Brush Pile Tree about 5:00.  DN16 flew to the nest and DNF flew down the creek to the south.  There's a person at the creek bed near the Brush Pile.  You can see on rewind, a tiny white dot in the distance.   Eagles not panicky, just getting out of the way.  At 7:30PM the DNs are on the Ladder Branch.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 24, 2022, 11:32:11 AM
DN15 spent the night on the Perching Branch, then visited the nest at daybreak. Both DNs were in the Scary Tree most of the morning.

DNF brought a carcass to the nest about 10:30 this morning, probably raccoon from what I can see.  DN15 landed right away, grabbed it, and started to fly away.  DN16 landed and snatched the carcass while DN15 hung upside down from the edge of the nest, then flew away and around to try again.  DN16 is bigger and stronger, so guess who got what little meat is on this carcass?  It's better on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 24, 2022, 12:37:15 PM
I couldn't either, Lisa.
And, I took a lot of pics too.


 ;D :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 24, 2022, 02:10:04 PM
Good pics and description of raccoon food drop earlier today.  BTW:  the cam op said it was DNF who brought the prey.  I don't know about anyone else, but by this time in the season I have a harder time distinguishing between Mr. N. and DNF.  Both always look kind of scruffy by now and DNF always seems slimmer than earlier in the season.

It looked to me like the carcass got hung up on branches as 15 tried to fly off the nest.  Darn.  So close...

A Northern Flicker perched near the nest this morning.  Here's a video of the brief visit.  We fairly often hear it calling but don't see it too often.  Our ever vigilant cam op spied it as it flew into view.

https://youtu.be/aqIwEa2QsmM
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 24, 2022, 02:21:17 PM
Ginger, thanks for the flicker footage!  Beautiful bird. They are pretty shy, so hearing them is easier than seeing where I live, too.

The cam ops know best which eagle is which, so I'll fix the labels.  I was going by size, and the parent in the morning feed looked smaller than I would have said for DNF.  She is taller, longer, even when slim as you said.  Anyhow, cam ops know best!  Mid-afternoon, and the DNs are still squabbling over the carcass.  DN15 tried a sneaky steal, but DN16 grabbed him by the scruff and shoved him out of the way.  Big sisters rule!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 25, 2022, 11:28:44 AM
Looks like the DNs spent the night on the Perching Branches.  It's a misty hazy morning and great light for closeups with beautiful color backgrounds, thanks to the cam ops!!  After calling, DN15 went to the nest and Ladder Branch, and DN16 stayed on the Perch.  See DN15's white epaulets in semi-closeup.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 25, 2022, 11:31:06 AM
Closeups of DN16's feathering.  Somebody could make a nice collage for next year's ATF auction!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 25, 2022, 11:50:44 AM
One parent, I think DNF, had some kind of prey at the creek bank.  Both DNs flew to investigate, and DNF flapped up to the Brush Pile.  DN15 also ended up on the Brush Pile, calling, then flew away.  Later, DNF perched and preened and roused on the Scary Tree.

About noon, DN15 in the Twiggy Tree (my name for it) and still there at 1:00.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 25, 2022, 01:46:21 PM
STL -- I also call it the Twiggy Tree.  :D

At about 7:02 a.m. you could hear Sandhill Crane(s) calling -- loudly, but then the calls faded as it (they) flew away.  Only heard, not seen on cam.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 25, 2022, 02:17:41 PM
I've been using the Cornell Merlin Bird ID program a few times to try to ID birds on the DNN cam.  I ran it on the Sandhill Cranes this morning just to see if it would correctly ID them, and it did.  It also listed these other birds as I recorded:  House Sparrow, House Wren, American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, Warbling Vireo, Red-Winged Blackbird, Northern Cardinal, Bald Eagle, Northern Flicker, White-Breasted Nuthatch, and Gray Catbird.

At 2:00 this afternoon I heard what sounded like a dog or raccoons fighting.  I also thought Great Blue Heron might be a possibility.  I ran Merlin and it said GBH.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 26, 2022, 11:34:21 AM
Video from this morning.

DN16 is on Yonder Branch and DN15 is on the nest.  ~ 7:14 a.m. 15 flies downstream and perches in 3 different trees near the field with the big hay bales behind the farm before flying off.  Cam op does a spectacular job of following until 15 is finally obscured by trees.  As cam is returning to the nest it picks up 16 flying into the nest ahead of Mr. North who drops off part of a rabbit.  16 grabs and consumes.  (After this video ends, 15 returns to the nest and tries to steal what's left, but no go.)

https://youtu.be/xa-0NfB3oag
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 26, 2022, 01:58:40 PM
Ginger, thanks for the explanation of this morning's activity, and the video.  I've been trying to piece it together from the rewind without watching the whole thing from beginning of daylight to noon!  Here are some pics.  Glad we agree on the Twiggy Tree as a name for that particular one.  What about the "Skeletal Tree" in the last pic posted here for the one across the wide place where the cattle come down.  Or Skeleton Tree.  Or ??
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 26, 2022, 02:21:36 PM
When DN15 took off from the tree top to fly to the north over the round bales, I thought that could be the last we see of him.  But no, he came back to try for some of the rabbit.  Unsuccessful.  Old bits dropped over the side of the net aren't very filling either.  This young fellow needs to get with the "find your own food" program!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 27, 2022, 12:22:21 PM
Quiet morning at the North's valley.  Both DNs spent several hours perching, preening, calling on the Yonder Tree, daybreak to about 9:00.  They were on the nest from time to time also.  And in the trees at the creek.  No fresh food in evidence so far.  Parents must be at Walmart.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 27, 2022, 12:59:50 PM
Ginger - Thanks for the video  :D

STL - Great pics, as always.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 28, 2022, 12:20:42 AM
N Decorah eaglets kissing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O4Tx07Odws&ab_channel=GlenLoyd

(Personally, I don't consider this "kissing." It's more like "whatcha been eating?") ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2022, 08:01:29 AM
N Decorah eaglets kissing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O4Tx07Odws&ab_channel=GlenLoyd

(Personally, I don't consider this "kissing." It's more like "whatcha been eating?") ;)

 ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 28, 2022, 12:21:22 PM
Eagle antics on video!  Eagle behaviors are endlessly entertaining to us watchers.  Thanks T40 and Glen Loyd.

Early morning after a beautiful fly-off from the Perching Branch (rewind to daybreak), then perching in separate creek trees, the DNs joined DNF on the bank of the creek.  DN16 monopolized whatever they found to eat, then both went back to creek trees until DN15 came to the nest to pick at a large chunk of bone.  DN15 stayed on the Ladder Branch until DNF brought something to the nest.  See next set of pics, and way more exciting on the rewind with sound!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 28, 2022, 12:24:52 PM
DNF brought something to the nest, furry, maybe a tail, guessing a small raccoon.  DN15 plunged on it and flew off toward the Love Branches while DNF watched.  Two seconds later, DN16 flew in to the nest then right after DN15.  DNF stayed on the nest, dug up a couple of sticks, then flew back to the creek trees.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 29, 2022, 12:33:07 PM
No food on view so far today, from daybreak to 12:30PM.  Both DNs might have spent the night on the lower Love Branch; that's where they were at 5:30AM.  Visits to nest & Ladder Branches, Yonder Tree, Scary Tree and Brush Pile Tree, lots of calling, unproductive so far. Parents not in view.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 29, 2022, 01:02:45 PM
No food on view so far today, from daybreak to 12:30PM.  Both DNs might have spent the night on the lower Love Branch; that's where they were at 5:30AM.  Visits to nest & Ladder Branches, Yonder Tree, Scary Tree and Brush Pile Tree, lots of calling, unproductive so far. Parents not in view.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 29, 2022, 06:11:08 PM
Food drop at the nest by DNF about 5:00 this afternoon.  Partial carcass, brief glimpse of long bone, anybody know what ??  The fly-in is fast and furious.  DN16 was first and got the food, then pounced at DN15, chasing him off the nest.  At 6:00, DN15 is perched in an unknown location.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 29, 2022, 07:46:38 PM
Good night to the North's creatures.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 29, 2022, 08:01:49 PM
Yesterday there were at least two younger eagles (one juvie and one subadult) seen.  There might have been a third one but I'm not sure about that.  At one point DNF was on the Scary Tree with a juvie and kept vocalizing at it.  She finally buzzed it but it stood its ground and she flew off.  There was a subadult perched on BPT and DN15 ran it off.  DNF ran off a young eagle from the Love Tree before 15 and 16 perched there for the night.  (a visitor eagle was also seen yesterday morning -- just after the food drop I think).

This morning I heard DNF doing a lot of vocalizing off cam so I assume the visitor(s) were still around.  I haven't watched too much after around 9 a.m. but I don't remember hearing her after that time.

There was a food drop by Mr. North at about 10:42.  15 got to the nest first, waited for Mr. N. to arrive, and then grabbed the prey and flew off.  16 arrived  and chased off after 15.  Hopefully, 15 was able to hang onto the prey, whatever it was.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 30, 2022, 03:52:24 AM
Ginger - Thanks for the recap!  I could not keep up with who was who at one point  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 31, 2022, 12:25:30 PM
Yesterday both 15 and 16 spent some extended time at the stream.  What was notable is that around 6:15, DN16 vomited and it was quite a lot of food that came up.  She vomited again around 6:49 but this seemed to be the remnants and was much more watery.  It was concerning because it's so unusual to see an eagle vomit.  She spent quite a bit of time just kind of standing around but did take some drinks.  Then 15 came along and picked at it on the ground but didn't really eat it. Sometime later 16 was on Yonder Branch and seemed to be fine.  Both spent the night on the Love Tree and seemed normal.

Today, both seem fine, so probably nothing to worry about.  i sure do wonder what it was that 16 ate.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 31, 2022, 03:44:40 PM
Ginger, thanks for the report on DN16. I was away all day, so missed all the cameras.  On the good side, I was up close and personal with a Great white heron, and a great blue heron at a relative's lake, and we flushed a juvenile BE from the road side on the way over. All three of those birds are seriously big!

Back on watch today and things for the Norths seem quiet.  At about 6:30 AM, a large, black, barking dog ran along the creek bank and an adult BE flew away from the Brush Pile Tree, landing in the Twiggy Tree, staying quite a while.  Couldn't tell from the rewind if it was DNF or a sub-adult.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 01, 2022, 12:07:46 PM
A chipmunk visited the lower portion of the nest early this morning while all the eagles were elsewhere. On rewind, you can see blurry views of the DNs in creek trees.  It's the leaves in the way, not the cam ops fault!  By 11:30, DN15 flew to the Yonder snag, followed by DN16 to the Perching Branch. Both appear to be OK and were calling.  A buzzing sound could be heard in the distance, like a weedeater or power saw, and both DNs flew away. They returned after a short while, one on the Ladder Branch and one on the Perching Branch, still calling at noon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 01, 2022, 04:58:55 PM
About 3:00 this afternoon, DN16 took off from a Perching Branch and went soaring, then out of sight.  Not in view at 5:00.  I'm hearing DN15 calling but he's not in view either.  Could this be a dispersal day, or just a fly-around afternoon?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 02, 2022, 12:01:23 PM
Nope, not dispersal yesterday.  This morning, MrN (I think) brought a good sized fish to the nest about 6:30.  DN16 flew in immediately from the creek area and consumed it.  From coloring and call sounds, I'm saying DN16.  So now is DN15 in the area?  He did not come to the nest for the fish.  There are juvenile eagles perching in creek trees as the cam ops pan back and forth.  I can't tell which ones without calling sounds or seeing them together.  Later maybe.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 03, 2022, 12:24:59 PM
Early morning today, both DNs in the Twiggy Tree for a while, then to the Skeleton Tree south (to the right as we look) of the Twiggy.  At about 11:00, there was a tractor moving across the pasture on this side of the creek. DN15 came to the Ladder Branch, nest, then perched on the Perch Branch.  A person and dog was near the creek. DN15 flew away to the north (left in the pic).  By noon, DN15 was back in the Scary Tree, calling.  Haven't seen DN16 since early.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 03, 2022, 12:26:17 PM
More pics from this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 03, 2022, 03:30:22 PM
DN15 has been in several creek trees, on the ground, and at the nest between 1:00 and 3:30 today.  No food on view, but it's early afternoon!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on August 04, 2022, 02:13:06 PM
Thanks for all the wonderful pics recently, STL. I will surely miss these two when they go!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 04, 2022, 03:50:10 PM
Thanks, nanimal, I will miss them, too.  Every pic I take, I think could be the last!  I'm haappy when they reappear, and might as well post the pics anyhow.

Here's DN16 drying off on my  first peek today almost 4:00.  DN15 is lower down in the same tree.  Scary Tree?

About 6:00 this morning, DN15 came to the Yonder Tree, while DNF was perched at the Brush Pile Tree.  DN16 can be heard but not seen.
The cam ops found a hairy woodpecker working on a small branch near the nest, about 8:00.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 04, 2022, 04:54:41 PM
Fish drop at the nest by DNF at 1:30.  DN15 followed her, grabbed the fish and flew toward the Love Branches [no pic].  DN16 made it to the Yonder snag and didn't try for the fish.  After a bit, she flew to the creek bank.  Guessing that she had a bath because next sighting is both DNs in the Scary Tree (I think), DN16 drying her feathers.  See next set of pics.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 04, 2022, 05:03:56 PM
DN16 must have had a bath in the creek. She is pretty wet when the cam ops find her landed on the same tree as DN15, at about 3:30 PM.  Don't know the name of the tree where they are perched. Not the Scary Tree, not the Brush Pile Tree.  See rewind and help me out.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 05, 2022, 12:23:53 PM
The DNs perched for a while at daybreak, calling, on the Perching Branch.  Misty, foggy, typical of this area in early August.

Yesterday a hairy woodpecker, today a Downy male woodpecker, in branches around the nest.  This little bird can go upside down as easily as rightside up!  Check out the rewind from about 8:00 AM.

The DNs perched in creek trees during the morning. Hard to see because of leaves and light.  DN15 is calling from the Yonder snag right at noon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 05, 2022, 04:58:40 PM
Pics from this afternoon, hard to say which DN, not enough calling to tell them apart.  When the calls are audible, there's no eagle visible!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 06, 2022, 02:55:37 PM
Fish drop at the nest by DNF about 7:00 this morning.  DN15 was there a second before, and dived on the fish and immediately flew away as DN16 came onto the nest from the right side.

10:00 found one of the DNs in the Twiggy Tree.  On rewind I suspect it is DN15, and seemed to be eating something off the branch, maybe the fish leftovers.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 06, 2022, 03:00:45 PM
For just moments, one of the DNs (I think 15) was on the ground, maybe flapping after something alive.  Didn't see it fly away.
By 12:30, one of the DNs was perched in the Scary Tree.  At posting time nearly 3:00 PM, crows are making a racket from a distance. No BEs in view.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 06, 2022, 05:11:48 PM
Later afternoon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 06, 2022, 07:34:34 PM
DN15 has been on the Yonder snag since about 6:30 PM. Still calling for food, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on August 06, 2022, 07:38:27 PM
I really appreciate your pics here, STL! DN15 watching and waiting...hope there's some reward in the end!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 06, 2022, 09:49:54 PM
Storming tonight.  Lots of wind at first and then rain.  Lots of lightning throughout.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 07, 2022, 04:48:51 AM
Ginger - Cool pic!

STL - Thanks for all the pics!   
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 07, 2022, 11:09:20 AM
Ginger, thanks for the night pic!  It's still raining at DNN today at 11:00 AM. 

Looks like the DNs spent the night on the Perching Branch.  DN15 flew to creek trees around 8 AM while DN16 went to the Yonder for quite a while.  I believe DN15 was in the Skeleton Tree at 10:00, but didn't hear calling, so hard to tell because it is so rainy.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 07, 2022, 02:50:33 PM
Ginger, thanks for the night pic!  It's still raining at DNN today at 11:00 AM. 

Looks like the DNs spent the night on the Perching Branch.  DN15 flew to creek trees around 8 AM while DN16 went to the Yonder for quite a while.  I believe DN15 was in the Skeleton Tree at 10:00, but didn't hear calling, so hard to tell because it is so rainy.

STL -- When 15 flew to the creek trees, he flew off because there was a very loud crashing noise to his left.  Sounded like a tree fell.  Cam found him later perched on the Scary Tree and when he flew off from there he went directly to the Skeleton Tree at 10:00 as you noted.

Here's a video I recorded.  About the first 14 minutes of it is the nighttime storm.  The loud crash and DN15's flyoff happens at 18:52.  My notes contain a few other timestamps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FaJTlKIzYk
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 07, 2022, 03:00:09 PM
Ginger, thanks for the video!  I heard the crashing that scared off DN15 also, but it sounded like sheet metal to me.

Nice time on rewind about 2:00 this afternoon to watch DN16 preening, calling, rousing, balancing on the Yonder Snag.  She moved to the nest, then the top area of the Perching Branch before flying off.  I think that's her soaring about 2:50. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 07, 2022, 03:17:04 PM
Ginger, thanks for the night pic!  It's still raining at DNN today at 11:00 AM. 

Looks like the DNs spent the night on the Perching Branch.  DN15 flew to creek trees around 8 AM while DN16 went to the Yonder for quite a while.  I believe DN15 was in the Skeleton Tree at 10:00, but didn't hear calling, so hard to tell because it is so rainy.

STL -- When 15 flew to the creek trees, he flew off because there was a very loud crashing noise to his left.  Sounded like a tree fell.  Cam found him later perched on the Scary Tree and when he flew off from there he went directly to the Skeleton Tree at 10:00 as you noted.






Here's a video I recorded.  About the first 14 minutes of it is the nighttime storm.  The loud crash and DN15's flyoff happens at 18:52.  My notes contain a few other timestamps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FaJTlKIzYk


Ginger - Thanks for the video, much appreciated.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on August 07, 2022, 03:17:15 PM
Decorah North Nest Loud Crash after storm, little ones are ok. thank you Ginger!!!

From this afternoon💜💜
(https://i.gyazo.com/e2b9c946a1392abc3be230e7b5646480.gif)

Below gif is from a couple of minutes before the crash, "possible nearby tree"...
around 18 minutes into the video is the crash.
(https://i.gyazo.com/409b865afdb6553fdfe5ebfc307d0226.gif)

Decorah North Nest | Stormy Night and a Loud Crash 08-07-22 Explore.org
https://youtu.be/6FaJTlKIzYk via ginger52
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 07, 2022, 03:18:01 PM
Ginger, thanks for the video!  I heard the crashing that scared off DN15 also, but it sounded like sheet metal to me.

Nice time on rewind about 2:00 this afternoon to watch DN16 preening, calling, rousing, balancing on the Yonder Snag.  She moved to the nest, then the top area of the Perching Branch before flying off.  I think that's her soaring about 2:50.

Love that 2nd pic, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 07, 2022, 03:21:14 PM
Decorah North Nest Loud Crash after storm, little ones are ok. thank you Ginger!!!

From this afternoon💜💜
(https://i.gyazo.com/e2b9c946a1392abc3be230e7b5646480.gif)

Below gif is from a couple of minutes before the crash, "possible nearby tree"...
around 18 minutes into the video is the crash.
(https://i.gyazo.com/409b865afdb6553fdfe5ebfc307d0226.gif)

Decorah North Nest | Stormy Night and a Loud Crash 08-07-22 Explore.org
https://youtu.be/6FaJTlKIzYk via ginger52

Thanks, Lori :-*
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 07, 2022, 03:48:13 PM
On re-listening to the crash, I agree that it was a branch and not metal banging.  The microphones are really sensitive and it must have been close by.  Thankfully not the nest.

Good soaring on the rewind around 3:00 and more.  One then two eagles, likely the DNs.  DN15 is on the Ladder Branch now (3:45 PM) calling and preening away, and I can hear branches falling.  Wonder if the farmer is clearing things.  Watch and learn.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 07, 2022, 06:48:08 PM
Wood Ducks were sighted at 4:26 at the stream.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on August 08, 2022, 10:28:27 AM
Nice capture, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 08, 2022, 12:53:52 PM
So much wildlife in the North's valley!  And some domesticated life, too.

Between 9:00 and 10:00 this morning (see pics), the rewind has a really nice fly-around by DN15.  Not sure if it was DN15 in the Brush Pile Tree at 10.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 09, 2022, 12:32:22 PM
Daylight and DN15 on the Ladder Branch and the Yonder snag for a while as the sunlight comes into the valley.  Not sure where he went after, but there was a hawk perched in the Skeleton Tree for an hour or so.  Which kind, I couldn't tell.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 10, 2022, 12:55:17 PM
DN16's turn to be near the nest overnight and early morning.  Catch the hummingbird buzzing around at about 6:15AM.  DN16 flew off to the creek trees soon after, but the light makes it really hard to see.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on August 10, 2022, 02:04:41 PM
Great capture of the hummingbird, STL! :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 10, 2022, 03:08:45 PM
Good job on getting that hummingbird pic, STL.  So cute.

DN16 came squeeing into the nest last night.  Love hearing her squees.  During the night (3:35 a.m.) she had a visit from a critter -- was that a regular squirrel?  It seemed small.  Watch eaglespirit's video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3K5r8bWvPE&t=1s



Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 10, 2022, 06:19:46 PM
Great capture of the hummer & DN16, STL!!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 11, 2022, 10:20:42 AM
Here's an edited video from this morning that shows DNF chasing off the subadult that we first saw yesterday.  To only watch the chase, start watching at 2:31 (or a little before).  It's fast, but you see the sub fly past and then loop back as DNF chases.  She lands on the Spit Tree and yells at the sub as it continues flying upstream and out of sight.

https://youtu.be/yL7v3w12akQ
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 11, 2022, 10:39:56 AM
That critter whapped off by DN16 last night was probably a mouse or chipmunk; I'm favoring chipmunk.

One of the DNs spent most of the night on a Love branch.  First pic is DN16 on the Yonder snag, calling in the pinkish morning light.  She flew away and haven't seen her since, possibly because of the Sub-Adult's presence near the creek.

Sub-adult perched in the Scary Tree about 6AM, and DNF chases it around and off to the left (north), then DNF perched in the Claw Tree.  For the action, see the video posted by Ginger a short while ago.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 12, 2022, 10:49:31 AM
Before dawn, one of the DNs in the Perching Branches, I think it's DN16 but no calling so ??  Same eagle on the nest, playing with sticks, fun on the rewind.  It flew off and I didn't find it or any other eagles at time of this post (10:30 AM). Raining.

Great golly, what are we going to do all day when the Decorah and DNN cameras get turned off tomorrow?  Housework, gardening, reading more, napping more.  Ick.   :P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 12, 2022, 01:50:08 PM
STL --  Cams aren't turned off until August 20 -- one week from tomorrow.  We've got one week left.  Save that housework for later.  ;) :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 12, 2022, 02:13:59 PM
Oh Ginger, thanks for the correction on the camera turnoff date!  I just read Saturday and mis-thunk that it was this week!  So maybe another sighting or several of DN15 and 16.  I am never ready for the youngsters to disperse, and yet I am happy when they do.  And there will always be housework.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 12, 2022, 04:45:30 PM
Late afternoon, one of the adults, I'm guessing DNF, finishing off prey high up in the Scary Tree, again guessing raccoon.  No sight or sound of the youngsters.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Raleigheagle on August 13, 2022, 11:15:07 AM
Camera operator caught a few wild turkeys out in the field.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 13, 2022, 12:52:09 PM
Raleigh, those wild turkeys are beautiful!  Two males for sure (beards) and one probably female. They were in the pasture near the nest after a hard rain around 9:30 this morning.  Couple more pics.  And a red squirrel has been hanging around on the Perching Branches and the nest.  When the eagles are away the other animals play!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 13, 2022, 12:58:25 PM
More wildlife this morning, female rose-breasted grosbeaks eating seeds from the greenery in the nest, and a doe with two fawns. Pic shows only the doe and one fawn. The rewind has the other fawn following as the others move out of sight.

Early morning, a juvenile eagle in one of the creek trees, about 7:00.  I thought it was DN16 from the calling sound.  But could also be an older juvenile.  Hard to tell when so far away.  Look at the rewind around 10:00 for young eagle in the Skeleton Tree that might be the same one, but no pic.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 13, 2022, 02:06:57 PM
STL -- DN16 flew in last night and finished the prey that DNF was eating on the Scary Tree.  By that time I could tell it was a muskrat because she (16) moved it around so that I could see its long hairless tail.  She spent the night on the Spit Tree and the cam picked her up there early this morning and then later on on the Skeleton Tree.  BTW, did you notice those little birds flying around when 16 was on the Skeleton Tree?  It was hard to get a really close look but I think they were Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers.  They were light-colored with black tail and white outer tail feathers.  Any opinion about that?

Nice pic of the doe and fawns.  I saw it live but forgot to get a pic.  I think the bird on the nest was a female rose-breasted grosbeak.

It was quite a banner morning for seeing the wildlife.  I was watching some House Wrens on the nest when suddenly a new bird flew in and I was able to ID it as a male American Redstart.  I've never seen one before but All About Birds said one difference between the male Redstart and an Oriole, is that Redstarts have orange on the sides of the upper breast whereas Baltimore Orioles have an entirely orange belly.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 13, 2022, 05:00:21 PM
Ginger, you found wildlife that I missed!  My screen isn't big enough to get any detail on the possible flycatchers, and I never found house wrens on the nest, only the sparrows.  I agree with you about the American Redstart in your pic.  I have never seen one live either, but I do know Baltimore orioles.  And where-when was the female rose-breasted grosbeak?

It's raining again at DNN. Rain brings out insects, which brings out the birds that eat them. So what will we find later?

Many, many thanks to the camera operators.  They do amazing work, especially this year with better views of the creek trees.  And all the very close ups of all kinds of critters around the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 13, 2022, 08:08:15 PM
STL -- I think that what you labeled as a White-Throated Sparrow is actually a female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak.  To me they do look similar but the grosbeak has the streaked breast and the sparrow doesn't.  Another difference is that the sparrow has a yellow spot between the eye and bill and the grosbeak doesn't.  Also, the grosbeak is more brown/beige and the sparrow is more gray.

I also saw a Cedar Waxwing today near what I call the Brush Pile (in front of BPT):
(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f09b37322738a08fd480cb2331cca178b37a51d07f8da8918b42cf49cb29083d.jpg)


This evening DN16 is perched on the Scary Tree.  We've been hearing her squees this afternoon and finally she appeared.  I think she'll roost there tonight.


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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 13, 2022, 11:25:43 PM
Ginger, yes, I mis-IDd the female rose-breasted grosbeaks as sparrows.  Must remember that the females look totally different from the males!  It's like red-winged blackbirds.  I'll correct my pics.

Looks like DN16 is back for the night in the Scary Tree. Found her on the rewind before I checked the Forum.  Do you think that DN15 has dispersed?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 14, 2022, 06:30:49 AM
I haven't seen 15 since the morning of Tues., August 9, so I do think he's left the area (at least, the cam area).  This morning DN16 flew off the Scary Tree and all the way downstream until out of sight.  I could hear her off and on before that but didn't see her on the cam until she left.  It'll be interesting to see if she returns.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 14, 2022, 11:13:19 AM
Somebody returned!  Cattle grazed across the pasture from left to right 7:00 to 7:30 AM. Then a sighting about 8:00 of a large hawk in the Brush Pile Tree (I think).  There was a very fast, blurry flyby that did not move the hawk away.  Lots of panning.  Near 10:15 sounds of eagle hollering, and DNF brought something to the nest, part of a prey item. Just as she landed, another bird overshot the nest (pic), looks like a sub-adult BE.  More hollering and DN16 from the sound of the call landed to claim and eat the food as DNF flew away. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 14, 2022, 11:14:48 AM
Couple of closer pics of DN16 claiming and consuming the bits of whatever DNF brought to the nest.  Calling just before fly-off sounds like DN16.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 14, 2022, 12:12:26 PM
Thanks for the pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 14, 2022, 05:59:34 PM
Yes, Lisa, it's good to see DN16 still in the North's valley.  I might have read somewhere that the females tend to stick around longer.

At about 1:00, DN16 perched on a low, drooping limb of the Scary Tree. Then she flew to the Twiggy Tree to the south, then disappeared until about 5:00 when the cam ops found her high up in the tree to the left of the Scary Tree. It's 6:00 now and DN16 is on the Ladder Branch at the nest, calling for all she's worth.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 14, 2022, 06:03:10 PM
While the eagles were elsewhere this afternoon, the cam ops looked at wildflowers and creatures in the area.  The white tail buck in antler velvet is the best find other than eagles!  Find him deep in the greenery at about 4:30.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on August 15, 2022, 05:54:04 AM
Yellow flower looks like something in the coneflower/echinacea family?

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 15, 2022, 08:24:02 AM
Puff -- I believe the yellow flowers are Common Sneezeweed.

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=heau

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 15, 2022, 11:07:55 AM
Thanks Puff and Ginger for the possible ID on the yellow flower.  There sure are many similar wildflowers at this time of year!

Morning today is really misty-foggy. Cam ops got some really artsy views of DN16 on the Perching Branch and the nest.  She spent the night on the Perching, then a short while on the nest playing with sticks, then flew to the Scary Tree about 9:00.  Haven't seen or heard her since then.  Hope for a reappearance later.  No other eagles, either.

Ginger, your DN15 last-seen date of early on AUG 9 is the same as mine.  Eat well, fly high, and be safe, Mr. DN15.    ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 15, 2022, 03:32:25 PM
Thanks Puff and Ginger for the possible ID on the yellow flower.  There sure are many similar wildflowers at this time of year!

Morning today is really misty-foggy. Cam ops got some really artsy views of DN16 on the Perching Branch and the nest.  She spent the night on the Perching, then a short while on the nest playing with sticks, then flew to the Scary Tree about 9:00.  Haven't seen or heard her since then.  Hope for a reappearance later.  No other eagles, either.

Ginger, your DN15 last-seen date of early on AUG 9 is the same as mine.  Eat well, fly high, and be safe, Mr. DN15.    ;D

Love that 2nd pic, STL, beautiful!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 15, 2022, 04:55:17 PM
Thanks Lisa.  It's all the camera operators who bring us the close-ups and special views.

My favorite today (so far) is the Eastern Wood Peewee at about 12:30 PM, in the tall wildflower patch and dead logs nearby under the nest.  And the red squirrel is really enjoying the lazy life in and under the nest. 

There was an interesting spider for just a few seconds, but I didn't get a pic, and now I can't find it on the rewind.  Ah well, I'm not as fond of spiders.

No eagles in view from mid-morning to almost 5:00 as I post here.  Lots of crows cawing out in the pasture and hayfield beyond.  And the cattle herd in the pasture and the creek from about 3:00 (no pic).

Note: Corrected ID on the Eastern Wood Peewee (not flycatcher) made on AUG 21, 2022
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 16, 2022, 05:53:40 AM
Thanks Lisa.  It's all the camera operators who bring us the close-ups and special views.

My favorite today (so far) is the olive-sided flycatcher at about 12:30 PM, in the tall wildflower patch and dead logs nearby under the nest.  And the red squirrel is really enjoying the lazy life in and under the nest. 

There was an interesting spider for just a few seconds, but I didn't get a pic, and now I can't find it on the rewind.  Ah well, I'm not as fond of spiders.

No eagles in view from mid-morning to almost 5:00 as I post here.  Lots of crows cawing out in the pasture and hayfield beyond.  And the cattle herd in the pasture and the creek from about 3:00 (no pic).

The squirrel was adorable!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 16, 2022, 10:42:29 AM
When you hear scratching, clanking, loud sounds, it's probably one of the squirrels exploring the RRP equipment near the nest.  The cam ops watched one about 8:00 this morning.  They are very brazen now that the eagles aren't in the nest most of the time.

Hummingbird rested on a twig in the tall wildflower area at the dead logs under the nest. A little brown, striped bird was collecting grasses on the big log -- maybe a female house finch.

It's the season for grasshoppers, too.

No eagle sounds or sightings when scanning the rewind so far today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 16, 2022, 02:18:42 PM
DNF (I think) showed up in the Scary Tree about 1:00 this afternoon and perched for about an hour.  Might have been eating something at first. A crow landed on the next branch (at right) about 2:00, and DNF took off for parts unknown.

Squirrel closeups again at 2:15.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 17, 2022, 09:54:51 AM
One of the adult BEs perched in a creek tree before daylight.  You can see the glow of its eye in the lower left.

Soft golden sunrise and a soundtrack of cattle and crows (rewind for the sound).

Cam ops found a hairy woodpecker and a red squirrel in the nest branches.  Hairy woodpeckers are larger than downies, 9 inches vs 6.5 inches, and they have longer bills also.  No red on its head, so female.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on August 17, 2022, 02:30:39 PM
Great pics, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 17, 2022, 07:07:13 PM
Great blue heron on the Brush Pile at 3:30, and a flock of cedar waxwings flying on and off some brush to the south of the Brush Pile at 4:30 this afternoon.  Crows and cattle like yesterday.  Also no eagles during the day, like yesterday.  The season is coming to a close with MrN and DNF successfully raising two more young to dispersal.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 18, 2022, 07:42:30 AM
STL -- Take another look at that first pic you posted from yesterday morning.  It's Mr. North at the bottom but directly above him at the top of the screen is DNF -- you can see her eye glowing.  Both North's flew in before dark the night before so I had the advantage of seeing them there when it was still daylight.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 18, 2022, 08:12:32 AM
At about 6:06 a.m. DNF flew from downstream to land on the Scary Tree where she spent time preening until 7:12 when she flew over to perch on BPT.  (Some Sandhill Cranes were heard at around 6:34.)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 18, 2022, 09:23:01 AM
Ginger, you are the eagle-eyed watcher to spot both MrN and DNF yesterday early!  Today, early, I thought it was DNF on the Scary Tree then the BPT, and you confirmed it.  Great pic of the takeoff!  At 9:00, DNF was still in the BPT.  Must be relaxing to know you don't have to feed the kiddos anymore.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 18, 2022, 03:33:14 PM
2:00 this afternoon, DNF is back in the Scary Tree.  At 3:00 she is in a tree I don't recognize.  When she flew away across the pasture to the south, the camera backed off.  See the arrow marking the unknown tree.  Does it have a name already?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 19, 2022, 09:56:39 AM
DNF perched high up in the Scary Tree from daylight (or before) until about 9:15, when she flew to the south and landed in tree branches between the Twiggy Tree and the Skeleton Tree.  Good to see her on the days before the cameras turn off for maintenance.

Does the camera stay on at the Flyway?  How about Great Spirit Bluff?

What a privilege to have all the RRP sites to watch live and on rewind.  I see that Amazon made a donation to RRP of more than $900.00 last quarter based on our purchases. 

Thanks to all who posted pics and comments here on the Forum. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 19, 2022, 10:42:59 AM
2:00 this afternoon, DNF is back in the Scary Tree.  At 3:00 she is in a tree I don't recognize.  When she flew away across the pasture to the south, the camera backed off.  See the arrow marking the unknown tree.  Does it have a name already?

STL -- That tree you don't recognize is called the Spit Tree because it stands directly behind the Spit -- the place just downstream from the Brush Pile where there is water on both sides of a bit of land.  The eagles often don't spend a lot of time there throughout the year but lately they've been there quite a bit and at least one of the fledglings has been there too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 19, 2022, 11:49:58 AM
Thanks Ginger for the Spit Tree info.  I'll need to study the area carefully when the cam ops are panning to locate the Spit, and its Spit Tree.  Past posts of pics will be helpful, too. Something to do when the cameras are off.   I keep a folder of reference pics with labels for scenes like this.  You'd think there was going to be an exam, huh?  It's the teacher in me that just won't retire.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 19, 2022, 09:38:36 PM
STL -- Here's a pic from today where I've circled the Spit area.

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Here are a couple of pics from 5/16/21 of the Spit.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 19, 2022, 09:59:16 PM
DNF and Mr. North tonight on the Scary Tree.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 20, 2022, 11:21:19 AM
Ginger, thanks for the pics of the Spit area.  I remember from this spring.  The cam ops don't show this close-up view much in the late summer, probably not much activity there now.   Great to see the Norths together last night!

Early views found a ruby-throated hummingbird feeding then perching on a twig, then a white-tailed doe feeding on the tall weeds, about 8:30AM.

A red-tailed hawk is perching in the Skeleton Tree at 11:00.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on August 20, 2022, 11:26:37 AM
Great night-time pic of GNF and Mr. North, Ginger!
I've really enjoyed watching the North family (and all the birds and other wildlife, too) this season and hope all journeys for the kids are safe ones. Many thanks to RRP and to everyone here for sharing your wonderful pics and conversation. They enrich my experience, especially when my viewing time is limited.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 20, 2022, 12:59:28 PM
Such an enlightening and enriching season for all of us watchers of the Norths!

Close-ups of two red squirrels from about 12:30 today.  Wonder what the relationship is?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on August 20, 2022, 01:28:18 PM
Seemed to me that they were both looking for a different result/outcome. ::)  STLbf

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 20, 2022, 02:04:57 PM
When cam op panned the stream this morning I noticed that the bouncy branch on DN12's tree is no longer there.  During the time when the pasture cam was out of commission for a few weeks we couldn't really see that tree with the cam that was still working.  I'll miss that branch.  It was a great place for the fledglings to perch and the parents perched there at times also.

Update:  CamOp Spish commented on the Explore site:
"Fell a while back (that night when we had a storm with DN15 on left side perch) was hanging over the creek still and DN16 was using it. Two days back one of the fisherpeeps moved it aside - so no more DN12’s perch.."

This morning's pic.
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Pic from 6/19/22 -- DN15 perched on the branch of DN12's Tree.
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 20, 2022, 04:02:22 PM
Ginger, thanks for the info and pics about the low hanging branch at DN12's Tree.  Here are two pics from June 21 -- my personal favorites from this season for this particular tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 20, 2022, 04:33:02 PM
Eastern Wood Peewee at 4:00 on that twig hanging down in the middle of the cam shot -- from the Perching Branch maybe.  The peewee caught two bugs in just seconds before flying away.  And a blue jay in the Skeleton Tree a few minutes later.  Jays are making a loud fuss at the cattle.

What a wonderful season, brought to us by everyone at RRP.  Thanks to all the camera operators, and especially to the farm owners, who allow us visual access to the North eagles and all the wildlife and farm animals in the Valley. 

Be safe while the cameras are off, and we'll see you again soon.

Note: bird ID corrected, thanks to Ginger, see her post below
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 20, 2022, 05:12:59 PM
STL -- I've always thought that was an Eastern Wood Pewee, but I'm not very good at flycatcher ID's.  How can you tell it's an Olive-Sided Flycatcher?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 21, 2022, 08:10:32 AM
Ginger, thanks for the info and pics about the low hanging branch at DN12's Tree.  Here are two pics from June 21 -- my personal favorites from this season for this particular tree.

Those are both great pics, STL.  Thanks for posting them.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 21, 2022, 11:08:08 AM
Ginger, I think you are correct about the flycatcher-peewee identification, that it is an Eastern Wood Peewee.  I've never seen one in the wild so was working off pictures at AllAboutBirds and my paltry resource books.  Anyhow, the white wing bars are details of the EWP, which I had missed. The olive-sided does not have wing bars; instead it has patches of white underneath the wings.  Also the range of olive-sided is more northern than Iowa, while the EWP lives all over the area we are watching.  They both have the "big head" almost a crest or helmet shaped head that distinguishes them from sparrows and warblers.  I'll change the photo labels.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on August 21, 2022, 01:18:20 PM
Thanks for looking into the flycatcher ID, STL.  At various times when I've run the Merlin ID sound app it's frequently listed the EWP as being heard at DN but often its been hard for me to pick out its call.

I very much appreciate all the narrative and pics that you've posted this season.  You've really carried this thread and I'm sure a lot of peeps who read but don't post have appreciated it as well.

I already miss the live cam  :'(  and can't wait til October...
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on August 21, 2022, 04:56:42 PM
Ginger, thanks for the kind words!  Others have posted nice comments also from time to time.  The best part about this Forum is that it doesn't get snarky.  Eagle education rules!

Three or four years ago, I got attached to the North nest eagles, when they didn't get as much attention here as the Decorah pair. I have learned so much from watching and taking pics and posting and discussing with others who do the same -- like you! 

The Flyway cam stays on, and maybe the GSB cam.  At least they are both going strong today.  October will be here in just a few weeks.   ;D

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 24, 2022, 07:54:55 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Happy Fri-yay, everyone! We're a little over halfway through camera work and we wanted to share a few updates! To date:
- We replaced a camera and added a new camera at the North nest. We're super excited to share the new views with everyone: this camera is in a tree to the side of the nest and will give us a brand new perspective on nest activities. We also did some trimming.
- We cleaned cameras and did a lot of trimming at N2B. Two things really struck us: without constant replenishment, the nest has really compacted and shrunk, and without constant eagle trimming, small shoots and suckers had taken over the branches. We were surprised by the amount of trimming that needed to be done!
We'll start streaming again on October 8. Watch this space and our website for more information. Thank you so much for all of your support and for being patient during our maintenance month: for watching, sharing, learning, and especially for caring.

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John hard at work on the new camera system.

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A look at the North nest. It's not easy to work on rope: the leverage is all wrong and the branches don't always let us hang where we want. We built scaffolding to make accessing and replacing the cameras easier. We remove it as soon as we are done!

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Amy trimming on the Skywalk. We got it trimmed back to the end!

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What is it with the North nest squirrels? They shredded this camera mount in the one place it wasn't protected.

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It's all protected now!

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Kike working on camera replacement.

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Mr. North inspecting our work on September 22. He seems to have approved it!

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Kike and Dave Kester at our banding blind. We run this project with Luther College and are very excited about this year's group of interns!

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If you look closely, you'll see Kike working in a tree at center. He is placing the new camera: not an easy place to do it, since part of the tree was dead and only one person can be up there at a time.

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A closer look.

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Random tractors at the Kwik Trip on Highway 9 and Short Street. The one at rear is an Avery 'Eagle'. The owner told me it was one of six metal Avery tractors left in the world.

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We go through a lot of this! Amy did some camo work this year, but John Howe is the true camo Old Master painter!

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Enlarge this and you'll see the scaffolding from below. The nest is about 55 feet off the ground and the scaffolding is 65-70.

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on September 25, 2022, 06:17:27 AM
That was nice to see!  Thanks for the look-see.  You've all been busy little bees - albeit big busy bees.   :P  Almost as busy as the squirrels.  Waiting on the couch for October 8.  Thanks for all the work.

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on September 25, 2022, 11:41:18 AM
Hi Puff <3     You're right about that!  Looking forward to that camera return so I can return to the confusion couch!  ;) ;D

I camped on my buddy Rick's place before labor day and just got back from camping in Colorado (Cache La Poudre) and at Devil's Tower, Wyo.  Fishing for trout was good on the Poudre, (big browns)....I might have to bring my rod next time.  :)  Just laying in my bag at night, feeling the ground vibrate from the river tumbling next to me.....can't get that in Iowa.  Unless maybe you live in Decorah!  8)
   Anyways....I digress!  I heard about these guys that fish North Bear  Creek after dark to catch the big ones (the natural browns in North Bear) and unless it was just "a fish story", I'll have to listen more carefully at night when I have the North Nest on cam after dark.  And maybe RRP can get a night vision camera!  ::)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on September 25, 2022, 03:00:16 PM
AWESOME to see the pics of work at DNN by the intrepid RRP crew!  October 8 will be here before we know it.  Great to see MrN, and aren't we all delighted that he seems to approve of the additions and changes.

Question:  In the bottom-up view of the nest and new cam, which nest limb is the Ladder Branch? 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on September 25, 2022, 03:43:26 PM
One of those branches coming out on the left.  I'm voting for second one down.  Hope I'm right on which one is the ladder branch cuz I don't have my Perch Nomenclature Merit Badge yet!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on September 25, 2022, 04:52:10 PM
One of those branches coming out on the left.  I'm voting for second one down.  Hope I'm right on which one is the ladder branch cuz I don't have my Perch Nomenclature Merit Badge yet!  :)

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on September 25, 2022, 04:57:14 PM
AWESOME to see the pics of work at DNN by the intrepid RRP crew!  October 8 will be here before we know it.  Great to see MrN, and aren't we all delighted that he seems to approve of the additions and changes.

Question:  In the bottom-up view of the nest and new cam, which nest limb is the Ladder Branch?

STL - I am just trying to picture in my mind what the nest looks like on cam, so I want to say looking at the nest from the bottom the ladder branch is the one on the right.  I think the one the left they might call the baby sitting branch. 

Don't quote me, tho! I bet Ginger would know for sure!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 08, 2022, 04:15:42 PM
Welcome back everybirdie!  So good to see the North nest and the valley.  Many critters are there to greet us.  No eagles on view today by 4:00, but wait until tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow.    :D

The camera views are really awesome, just as RRP announced.  I haven't spotted the new cam view, but several new places are pixelating.  And the sound, oh my, you can hear every leaf rattle, and maybe the gurgling creek.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 08, 2022, 04:17:12 PM
From goldfinches to cattle, it's all good to see.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 08, 2022, 04:26:51 PM
STL - Great pics and welcome back!

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on October 09, 2022, 05:31:08 AM
EAGLE SONG
October 9, 2022  CAM IS LIVE
Just after 5 am I heard the pair singing their Dawn Song.
I didnt see them on cam but it was nice to hear them close by!

6.20 am WHAT WAS THAT?
I heard something which coulda been a deer.

6.30 am  More eagle vocals
Cam op showing off some cam settings

6.50 am  Robin scolding and another sound  -  lotta birdies wakin up   :D

7 am  CAM OP SPOTS AN EAGLE!!

 :)  Nice to have cam again .. and zoomer
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 09, 2022, 01:05:22 PM
Yes, Shep, it is so good to be "live" again at DNN.  The early eagle is DNF (according to Ginger52) and the noon eagle is MrN. It's great to see BEs here.

Loving the new camera views from the south-west side near the nest, looking toward the north.  Did I get the location & directions correct?  And only one new camera or more -- must review the report from RRP.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 09, 2022, 01:08:14 PM
Yes, Shep, it is so good to be "live" again at DNN.  Not sure if the early eagle and the noon eagle is MrN or DNF or a visitor, but it's great to see BEs here.

Loving the new camera views from the south-west side near the nest, looking toward the north.  Did I get the location & directions correct?  And only one new camera or more -- must review the report from RRP.

STL - Great pics!  I had to go back and check too on the cams.  I found this in the most recent Facebook post by RRP.

Decorah North: We cleaned cameras, added a new camera, and replaced an old camera.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 09, 2022, 02:47:34 PM
Lisa, thanks for the update on DNN cameras.  Can you tell who the adult BE in the pics is?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on October 09, 2022, 02:51:26 PM
STL -- your top pic (of BE on BPT) is DNF.  The bottom pic is Mr. North.  He perched on several different trees.  I think the pic you have is when he perched on the tree next to the Scary Tree.  After that he flew to the Pitchfork Tree (next to the Spit Tree) and then the Spit Tree and finally BPT.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on October 09, 2022, 02:58:02 PM
There are now 5 cams.  Three cams on the nest tree, one cam on the right side of the nest (right side as we face the stream), and then the pasture cam.
 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 09, 2022, 05:46:56 PM
Ginger, thanks for "being here" at the Forum again!  Camera info helpful as we re-orient to the new views.  And great to have the ID on eagles today.  I will re-label my pics.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 11, 2022, 12:13:51 PM
MrN and DNF were on the nest together before daylight this morning!  Then perching nearby and also at the creek.

The new cam gives us a better view of sunrises this season.

Will be good to get a closeup view of both DNF and MrN to reestablish who is who.  Hint, hint to the cam ops.    :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 11, 2022, 12:58:30 PM
MrN and DNF were on the nest together before daylight this morning!  Then perching nearby and also at the creek.

The new cam gives us a better view of sunrises this season.

Will be good to get a closeup view of both DNF and MrN to reestablish who is who.  Hint, hint to the cam ops.    :)

Beautiful sunrise pic, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 12, 2022, 01:01:08 PM
Thanks, Lisa.  You'd think we never saw a sunrise panorama before, but each one and each new angle is more beauty.  Betcha I have enough sunrise pics to make a deck of cards with each card different on the back.   ;D

Active pair on the nest early, near the creek, fishing, perching. And a red tailed hawk visitor, juvenile I think.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 12, 2022, 01:02:03 PM
Did I get the branch labels correct?  New cam view of the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 12, 2022, 02:44:09 PM
Did I get the branch labels correct?  New cam view of the nest.

STL - The cam angle makes it hard to tell, but I think you did. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 12, 2022, 02:44:56 PM
Thanks, Lisa.  You'd think we never saw a sunrise panorama before, but each one and each new angle is more beauty.  Betcha I have enough sunrise pics to make a deck of cards with each card different on the back.   ;D

Active pair on the nest early, near the creek, fishing, perching. And a red tailed hawk visitor, juvenile I think.

Great pics, and what a pretty hawk.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on October 12, 2022, 03:28:47 PM
WILD TURKEYS
Oct 12 afternoon
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 12, 2022, 04:37:59 PM
Shep, thanks for the heads-up about the wild turkeys!  I have one pic to post, but find three turkeys on the rewind and watch progress across the field and close by under the nest.  I thought females from afar, but they have beards, so probably young males.

Other little songbirds are out this afternoon, feasting on the weed seeds and caterpillars.  Pics of bluebird and white-throated sparrow. Also a goldfinch and a chickadee that were too quick to get a good pic.  Love this time of year!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on October 12, 2022, 04:49:41 PM
Yay  you got pics!
Bet its a family of turkeys fattening up for THANKSGIVING!   ;D
I wasnt sure if I saw 2 or 3 down there
Good eatin for a pair of young breeding eagles!   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on October 13, 2022, 07:23:51 AM
Oct 12 someone said Mom2 did a sudden wing slap - she didnt know why.  I bet I know why!  This morning pre-dawn there was at least one mouse racing around inside the nest

10 am  Oct 13
Looks like a 3 year old eagle in nest - not fer long.  8)

pics off explore
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 13, 2022, 11:31:40 AM
Decorah North : Visitor (explore.org 10 13 2022)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IevxSV_jfyo&ab_channel=LizzyGEaglespirit
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 13, 2022, 02:14:44 PM
Shep and T40 - thanks for the pic and video of the visitor.  Lil beauty!

I love the Fall colors at DNN, so pretty!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52425014067_769795890b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on October 14, 2022, 05:50:10 AM
Good to get an outside praise to the colors of Decorah Lisa.  It means a little bit more coming from someone who lives on the east coast, foilage coast of fame.  It just goes along with my opinion that we have a beautiful country to see.  Look around people - it's here too for the looking.  Beat the rush, no need to only get caught in one crowded corner of the US.

Every year I apologize to my lonely aspen tree in the back yard with golden, quaking leaves.  He has to work really hard to outshine all my other trees.  Poor guy.  Kinda' spoiled of me to get it to begin with - brought if back from Colorado
 where I was born) to have the real thing with me all the time.  I'm spoiled!

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 14, 2022, 05:40:25 PM
Great pics, you-all!

Catch this activity on the rewind if you still can:  The young BE visitor on the Love Branch this morning early might be the same one as yesterday. And an adult BE with a bird prey (coot, I think) on the nest, defeathered  it a little and got about one bite before DNF flew in to defend her territory.  She ran off both intruders with her own spectacular calling challenges.

Does each day's video go to the archive for later watching??
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 14, 2022, 06:20:40 PM
MrN still has the distinctive bump, like a feather mole, under his right eye.  Helps in IDing him.  The feather stuck to his beak will fall away soon, but the bump seems to be permanent.  It's the result of an injury two or three years ago.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 15, 2022, 04:06:58 AM
STL - Great pics!

Good to see, beautiful DNF & handsome Mr N yesterday.  The SA wasn't too bad looking either. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on October 15, 2022, 07:05:46 AM
GHO
Oct 15, 2022  FROST on ground - 29 degrees
7 am  I hear GHO owls calling
Its so faint I had to turn sound up

These cam ops are fantastic.
So good to see these birds

A young eagle visited.
The young are known to return to their natal nest.  In some cases an offspring has taken the parents nest.  So on both these Decorah cams, its possible these young are around. 

( I confess its a challenge for me to keep which nest is which )
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 15, 2022, 04:41:13 PM
Questions for the camera operators and expert watchers of Decorah North:  The limb hanging down from the upper right of the view in the pic -- what is it attached to?   I think the dead snag on the left is the old Yonder Branch, might be its own tree.  Is that correct?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on October 15, 2022, 08:02:10 PM
Questions for the camera operators and expert watchers of Decorah North:  The limb hanging down from the upper right of the view in the pic -- what is it attached to?   I think the dead snag on the left is the old Yonder Branch, might be its own tree.  Is that correct?

STL -- Take a look at these maps for some info. about Yonder Branch, etc.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FAcdp5j_Bv87TdqN_wCi5jXFNArme20Qpx7EkvFPEWg/edit


And, here's a snip from today from the new cam with Yonder Branch and the Stump outlined

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 16, 2022, 06:18:59 AM
Ginger - Thanks for the Google docs for reference.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 16, 2022, 12:43:26 PM
Ginger, thanks so much for the Google docs for branch references at DNN!  Soooo helpful.   But, I'm still wondering what we call the dangling limb, and what it is attached to, circled in green on the pic copy here.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on October 16, 2022, 01:49:20 PM
Ginger, thanks so much for the Google docs for branch references at DNN!  Soooo helpful.   But, I'm still wondering what we call the dangling limb, and what it is attached to, circled in green on the pic copy here.

Sorry, STL.  I don't know what the dangling limb is attached to.  Maybe someone else can figure it out.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on October 16, 2022, 02:58:03 PM
MOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Oct 16
Some cows are bellering so much I wondered why.  I looked it up.  Article said perhap farmer is weaning calves.  Good answer as any I guess.

That dingaling limb will name itself before long

 ;D sumfin cute for helloween ...

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on October 17, 2022, 12:52:28 PM
Yesterday (10/16 -- Sunday) a juvie red-tailed hawk flew onto the right side of the nest and then to the left-side perch branch, and finally onto Yonder Branch where they spent a little time hunting before flying off.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0115b73ba57a3b26ef00702836281879178ba00a38bc1ad8843314a7555b172e.jpg)

(http://Last night) Mr. and DNF roosted on the Love Tree and then made a brief nest visit this morning and did some light housekeeping.  When DNF was aerating, she sneezed in Mr.'s face and he looked surprised (video).

https://youtu.be/GCw_vTY11Q0




Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 17, 2022, 02:11:35 PM
Lovely hawk visitor, Ginger.  All of with allergies know the sudden sneeze syndrome!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 18, 2022, 04:42:29 AM
Beautiful hawk visitor, Ginger

STL - Great pic!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on October 18, 2022, 08:03:38 AM
5 am  Oct 18
Temp 24 - brrrrrrrr

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 18, 2022, 11:03:39 AM
First hard frost in Decorah?  The Norths did a bit of nest work this morning about 10:00.
What do you think?  Will they remove the patio bush or leave it alone?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 18, 2022, 12:40:25 PM
First hard frost in Decorah?  The Norths did a bit of nest work this morning about 10:00.
What do you think?  Will they remove the patio bush or leave it alone?

Great pics, STL

Haha, the patio bush...I think it adds something to the nest.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on October 18, 2022, 01:11:09 PM
Nice pics, STL.  I noticed that DNF broke off a stick from that bush yesterday, so my guess is they'll at least prune it.

Just after the nest visit you posted pics of, at about 10:08, Mr. arrived with a fish.  He was making alarm calls as he arrived.  He fended off an intruder and kept up his alarm until the intruder flew off and he then ate his fish.


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(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/66162d1803ec8f239c01cbce00658e3c6e9e186b0fca08b84dfebfaebca53177.jpg)

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b1285fe8b8f0a86e20e8a1ed670a9242ab160eab5fc102bae312ada7461baacd.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 18, 2022, 03:56:38 PM
Great pics, Ginger!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: tjjtj on October 18, 2022, 08:51:10 PM
If I were an eagle I'd keep the patio bush for the kiddos to play with
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on October 19, 2022, 04:30:53 AM
tweety bird lands in patio bush - - snack!
spider web principle.   ;D

That intruder wasnt a turkey was it?   8)


Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on October 19, 2022, 07:32:02 AM
7 am  Oct 19
Temp 22 - brrrrrrrr


Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: pelmomma on October 19, 2022, 09:50:13 AM
Hello Eagle folk,  we are about to open flash chat at the Decorah Hatchery nest
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 19, 2022, 04:35:58 PM
Early morning, Norths on the nest adding sticks.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 20, 2022, 05:52:31 AM
Early morning, Norths on the nest adding sticks.

STL - Wonderful pics from DNN!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 20, 2022, 10:50:28 AM
Thanks to the cam op, here are good ID pics of DNF, on the nest early this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 20, 2022, 03:19:50 PM
Thanks to the cam op, here are good ID pics of DNF, on the nest early this morning.

Great pics, STL

DNF is a beauty!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 21, 2022, 11:25:45 AM
Fall-colored sunrise today, and the Norths early, at work on the nest.  Later a rest in a creek tree, some soaring, too.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 21, 2022, 12:27:23 PM
Fall-colored sunrise today, and the Norths early, at work on the nest.  Later a rest in a creek tree, some soaring, too.

Beautiful pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 22, 2022, 11:18:50 AM
Early morning, one of the Norths was perched in DN12's tree. You can see the large fallen branch hanging over the creek bank, so now birds have to perch higher up.

Later, DNF (I think) high in the Scary tree, and then both in the same very branchy tree.  Maybe a tree label possible when the camera pans away to show location.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on October 23, 2022, 11:25:53 AM
 :D  Stl that scary limb looks like a snake!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 23, 2022, 11:30:17 AM
Shep, I thought the same about the curly, kinky Scary tree limb!

The Norths are making good nestoration progress.  It looks more like a nest than a landing platform today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 23, 2022, 12:36:19 PM
Shep, I thought the same about the curly, kinky Scary tree limb!

The Norths are making good nestoration progress.  It looks more like a nest than a landing platform today.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 24, 2022, 11:09:04 AM
About 9:00 this morning, a Kingfisher had a huge fish on the Brush Pile, trying to subdue it by bashing it against a branch.  Finally flew away with the fish.  It would be a tiny fish to an eagle, but for a robin-sized Kingfisher, this was a lunker.

The Norths spent a short time on the nest about 9:30.  Nice fly-ins, no new sticks, some digging.  Sounds like it might have been raining then.  Could also be the leaves rattling.  Later, they were perching in creek trees, and on the banks of the creek.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on October 24, 2022, 12:32:01 PM
About 9:00 this morning, a Kingfisher had a huge fish on the Brush Pile, trying to subdue it by bashing it against a branch.  Finally flew away with the fish.  It would be a tiny fish to an eagle, but for a robin-sized Kingfisher, this was a lunker.

The Norths spent a short time on the nest about 9:30.  Nice fly-ins, no new sticks, some digging.  Sounds like it might have been raining then.  Could also be the leaves rattling.  Later, they were perching in creek trees, and on the banks of the creek.

STL -- I googled and found this site that said the Kingfisher bashes the fish against a branch in order to break the bones to make the fish easier to swallow.  I didn't know why it did it.

https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;f=inbox;pmsg=88111;quote;u=65046

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on October 25, 2022, 08:17:23 AM
Oct 25
Beautiful sub adult visits - my guess is 3 year old /  3.5 year

The animal world is amazing.

The bee eater bird bashes the bee on a branch to dislodge the stinger

Some crustacian eating fish bash prey on a rock

Crows use tools.
https://youtu.be/UZM9GpLXepU

Crow sledding on roof
https://youtu.be/hn0OjCneVUg

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 25, 2022, 10:40:14 AM
Ginger, thanks for the notes about Kingfishers.  I knew about the bashing of fish.  Usually they don't catch such big ones.   :)   Animals of many kinds use tools and are way cleverer than we thought only a few years ago. 

Shep, the visiting sub-adult is really well-camouflaged at this age, isn't it?  The bird has been perching on a limb in the Brush Pile, then flew to the Claw Tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on October 26, 2022, 05:29:56 AM
Yes Stl -  and it was around a very long time.  Cam op followed it.  I am amazed Mom n Dad North allowed it in their territory.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 26, 2022, 11:47:09 AM
Shep, It's tolerance time for the mated pairs at both DNN and Decorah, probably everywhere!  They get defensive about territory later in winter.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 28, 2022, 02:55:52 PM
Early morning aeration work on the nest by the Norths.  Afternoon the cam ops found a junco (male) in the brush.  Are they resident all year, or do they migrate from farther up north?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 28, 2022, 06:51:44 PM
Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on October 29, 2022, 07:04:52 AM
Oct 29, 2022  frost on ground
7 am  cam pans to a pair of raccoons waddling around on ground

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 29, 2022, 03:14:29 PM
Shep, I never found the raccoons on the rewind, but the cattle were grazing under the nest just after daylight, crunching around in the frosty  leaves.  See the deer in the background?

And one of the Norths perched in the Scary Tree most of the morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on October 30, 2022, 09:52:17 AM
Cam ops on both eagle sites are FANTASTIC!
Adorable little birdies pecking around in nests.
9.45 am  I just saw Mom D swoop - try - and miss  -  for a fish in th pond!

Stl - Coons werent on cam long - waddled thru - amazed cam op caught them!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on October 30, 2022, 10:31:49 AM
Cam ops on both eagle sites are FANTASTIC!
Adorable little birdies pecking around in nests.
9.45 am  I just saw Mom D swoop - try - and miss  -  for a fish in th pond!

Stl - Coons werent on cam long - waddled thru - amazed cam op caught them!

I'm guessing you were referring to HM at the hatchery nest and not Mom D?  Let's just stick with RRP's designations to avoid confusion.  IMO Mom D refers to Mom Decorah and she's still in the area but hasn't been seen on cam for a long time.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 30, 2022, 01:42:27 PM
The Norths were chummy on a Love Branch before dawn today, then briefly on the nest.  One perched on the Brush Pile, a good spot for fishing this fall.  And the cam ops found a female junco on the nest, mid-morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 30, 2022, 01:44:31 PM
Sub-adult visitor here again today. Watch it bathing in the creek on the rewind about 1:00.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 30, 2022, 02:54:28 PM
Wonderful pics, STL

Pretty lil junco!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on October 30, 2022, 04:41:19 PM
Thanks, Lisa.  More wildlife moving about this afternoon.  A hawk (maybe red-tailed) visited the edge of the nest about 2:00.  Crows were complaining loudly, off camera.  Then about 4:15 a white tail buck wandered under the nest area.  Watch on rewind for closeups. Archery hunting season is open there now. Guns in December.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on October 30, 2022, 04:56:51 PM
Thanks, Lisa.  More wildlife moving about this afternoon.  A hawk (maybe red-tailed) visited the edge of the nest about 2:00.  Crows were complaining loudly, off camera.  Then about 4:15 a white tail buck wandered under the nest area.  Watch on rewind for closeups. Archery hunting season is open there now. Guns in December.

Love the pics of the buck!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on October 31, 2022, 07:01:05 AM
Cam ops on both eagle sites are FANTASTIC!
Adorable little birdies pecking around in nests.
9.45 am  I just saw Mom D swoop - try - and miss  -  for a fish in th pond!

Stl - Coons werent on cam long - waddled thru - amazed cam op caught them!

I'm guessing you were referring to HM at the hatchery nest and not Mom D?  Let's just stick with RRP's designations to avoid confusion.  IMO Mom D refers to Mom Decorah and she's still in the area but hasn't been seen on cam for a long time.

I will STOP posting.
I dont ike letters.
That will resolve the problem

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on October 31, 2022, 03:32:57 PM
~ 8:55 this morning a Starling cast a pellet.

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 01, 2022, 01:18:58 AM
Ginger, maybe that starling ate a Halloween treat, wrapper and all!   :P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on November 01, 2022, 01:38:44 AM
I thought it was a tick, but thanks for sharing.

Was that a Mr. or Mrs
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 01, 2022, 05:23:11 AM
Ginger - Great pics of the starling!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 01, 2022, 12:28:18 PM
Juncos really like the seeds on reddish vegetation next to the nest patio tree. No pic but good closeups early AM.

Just after sunrise, a doe crossed the frosty field.  And a red squirrel visited the nest and tree trunks under.  Thanks to the cam ops for the wildlife views.

The Norths perched in the Brush Pile Tree for a while around noon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on November 02, 2022, 06:44:00 AM
Together again!

It seems like every night our pair at north nest are perching together.  I don't recall such togetherness last season?  And I'm talking right next to each other!

L
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 02, 2022, 11:56:06 AM
Yes, Puff, the Love Branches are the place to be together all night this season.  Don't know if the Norths liked the same place to roost last year at this time.  You could scroll through the 2021 Forum archive for pics, but that's no guarantee about where they spent the nights in Oct and Nov.  Ginger seems to know about these things, and the experts who chat on Explore.  What say you-all?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 06, 2022, 11:12:41 AM
Catching up with the Norths on Sunday morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on November 06, 2022, 02:33:29 PM
Yes, Puff, the Love Branches are the place to be together all night this season.  Don't know if the Norths liked the same place to roost last year at this time.  You could scroll through the 2021 Forum archive for pics, but that's no guarantee about where they spent the nights in Oct and Nov.  Ginger seems to know about these things, and the experts who chat on Explore.  What say you-all?

I would guess that they've roosted on the Love Tree 40-50% of the time so far this year.  Seems like a little more than in the past.  One variable each year I think is whether owls attack them.  If they do attack it seems that the parents aren't as eager to roost there.  I've only seen one owl this year and it was harassing DNF while she was roosting on the Scary Tree and she flew off to roost elsewhere that night.  Also, they seem to choose the Love Tree more frequently in October and November than they do later in the season.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on November 06, 2022, 02:37:05 PM
Nice pics from this morning, STL.  I counted DNF bringing in 6 sticks and Mr. bringing in one plus some grass.  Nice to see them more active on the nest.  I also saw Mr. give a wing slap to a chickadee that dared to land down on the right side of the nest.  Mr. slapped at it and it scolded him as it flew away.  Here's a video (slo-mo version at 1:09).

https://youtu.be/QG7YfJksT2M

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 06, 2022, 05:42:46 PM
Catching up with the Norths on Sunday morning.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on November 06, 2022, 06:48:29 PM
We're thinking the snags whatever they be Named being what they are that the Norths are doing great Iowa Eagle Stuff.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 07, 2022, 11:59:20 AM
Nestorations early this morning, watch DNF go after the patio bush / tree!

Thanks to cam ops for some really good closeups.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 07, 2022, 03:22:09 PM
Nestorations early this morning, watch DNF go after the patio bush / tree!

Thanks to cam ops for some really good closeups.

Beautiful pic of Mr N and DNF, STL
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 08, 2022, 02:51:15 PM
Lisa, thanks, they are such a handsome pair.
More from this morning, and one from the afternoon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 08, 2022, 04:07:59 PM
Lisa, thanks, they are such a handsome pair.
More from this morning, and one from the afternoon.

Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 09, 2022, 01:04:17 PM
DNF has removed all the tall growth from the hemp bush (patio bush).  Watch on rewind to see her take down the tallest stems. This is one determined eagle.  She has been hauling and placing some really big rail sticks today.  And rousting the sub-adult from the creek area.  Busy morning.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 09, 2022, 01:06:48 PM
Sub-adult visitor spent several hours near the creek, in the maybe Claw Tree, or ??? And MrN and DNF together in the Brush Pile Tree after the Sub-A flew away.  Rewind for nice fly-around.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on November 09, 2022, 04:05:39 PM
Very interesting capture of DNF's eye.  Looks like a mosaic or marble pattern.  Thanks STL.

P

Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 10, 2022, 02:24:39 PM
Thanks, Puff.  Eagle eyeballs are good for identifying who's who.

Early morning, 7:00 or so, DNF was perched in the Brush Pile Tree, then moved to the Brush Pile after an unsuccessful grab for a fish in the creek. She then flew to DN12's Tree.  Cam ops are getting great views of the Brush Pile area this season.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 10, 2022, 02:30:08 PM
About 9:00 this morning, MrN had a breakfish on the nest, then feaked and roused on the Ladder Branch before flying away.

About 1:00, one of the pair, I guessed DNF, flew down from a branchy bush to the creek for a bath at the spit. After a brief time on the bank, she flew way down to the south end of the pasture and sat on the bank to dry off. 

Raining now (2:30).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 11, 2022, 11:33:15 AM
The Sub-Adult is busy this morning, around 9:30.  Perching in DN12's Tree, flying to the Brush Pile Tree then dropping down to catch a fish and land with it on the Brush Pile. Flying to the Claw Tree for breakfish.  Below freezing temps at the North valley today.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 11, 2022, 04:16:01 PM
Chilly weather doesn't slow down the nest work.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 12, 2022, 04:56:33 AM
Thanks for the great pics, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 12, 2022, 11:24:00 AM
Before light, the Norths perched on Love Branch, and a large buck walked away from the nest tree.  Early morning, the Norths worked on the nest, bringing new sticks and arranging rails.  Snowflakes blowing -- first snow enough to collect on the nest??
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 13, 2022, 12:51:34 PM
Slow Sunday so far.  The most noise from crows.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 14, 2022, 11:42:01 AM
Monday morning, early nest visit as usual before daylight (no pic).  DNF spent some early time in the Spit Tree. The North pair was digging and moving sticks around 11:30.  In between, cam ops provided panning views and the cattle at lunch break (cud is on the menu).
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on November 15, 2022, 09:11:33 AM
This morning... ;D

DNN DECORAH NORTH NEST
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 15, 2022, 11:19:13 AM
Lori, snowy gifs around the whole Decorah, DNN, GSB, Flyway areas.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 17, 2022, 03:32:14 PM
Still cold, windy, snowy in the North's valley, but they are back to work on the nest off and on all day, with sticks and cornstalks.  Several pics from about noon.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 18, 2022, 04:32:25 PM
About 3:00 to 3:30 this afternoon, a hawk perched in the brushy trees below the nest and toward the creek, before flying to the creek.  I believe it's a red tailed hawk.  What say you experts?
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 18, 2022, 04:40:19 PM
Late afternoon is a great time for wildlife action.  This time 2 bucks meet under the nest area, and one chases the other away.  Best on the rewind about 4:30 PM.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 19, 2022, 11:27:56 AM
Very windy and cold here today. If you get carsick, don't watch the nest branch rocking in the wind!  The Norths keep working despite the weather. 
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 19, 2022, 03:26:29 PM
Windier and colder this afternoon at the North's place.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 20, 2022, 12:55:16 PM
Watch a really nice buck walking under the nest just after daylight.  The Norths are working on the nest this morning.  Some nice fly-ins on the rewind, about 8:30 and again 10:30.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 20, 2022, 03:29:08 PM
Sub-adult has been perched in DN12's Tree since about 2:00 this afternoon.  Otherwise, it's quiet in the North's valley.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on November 20, 2022, 04:26:30 PM
Wonderful pics, STL - thank you!
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 21, 2022, 01:30:02 PM
DNF and MrN each brought sticks to the nest early this morning.  Later, 10:00 or so, MrN brought a fish from the creek into the Scary Tree where DNF was perching. I believe he left it for her and went to another branch to watch her eat it.

Not long after, about 10:30, DNF was in the branches behind the nest. Find the pic on the rewind and watch her take off and land hard on a bouncy stick, breaking off the end and bringing it to the nest.  Nice video sequence.  The stick breaking is just above the RRP label on the live feed on screen.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 22, 2022, 11:07:27 AM
Noisy at DNN this morning. Early, cattle bellowing but out of sight, and later lots of crows calling but also out of sight.

DNF and MrN spent the night on a Love Branch.  MrN visited the nest briefly at daybreak, then flew off to the west, behind the nest area.  A buck walked around under the nest at about 9AM, looks familiar.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 22, 2022, 03:17:51 PM
The Norths have been perched in the Scary Tree for a couple hours.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 23, 2022, 12:16:09 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Decorah North
November 21, 2022: Mr North goes fishing...and swimming!  - https://youtu.be/WlXJDtxlVag. I've done both at the same time, so why not? Check out Mr. North's extremely cool polar plunge at 15 seconds. He almost looks like an osprey at the very end of his dive! He wing strokes through the water and ends up on the opposite side of the stream, grasping his prey tightly before he dispatches and eats it. It's a long way across the field, but we get some cool close-ups beginning at 5:18.
Why isn't the water frozen? Spring-fed streams in Decorah have large open spots through the winter. The water comes out of the ground at about 44 degrees and flows swiftly, which prevents freezing. The cold aerated water is ideal for oxygen-loving trout and the eagles that like to eat them!
November 18, 2022: Squirrel gathering nest materials - https://youtu.be/rYS3zHI4vXQ. I thought this video was very funny. An intrepid fox squirrel gathers corn husks and stuffs them into its mouth before scrambling out of the nest!
Why is the squirrel risking an eagle's nest? Corn husks are a hot (pun intended) insulation material and the squirrel is safer in a tree than on the ground. Gathering husks from the field would require a dash of 20 or more feet across open ground - a big deal for a squirrel, especially when there isn't any place to hide! I enjoyed watching the squirrel's antics, although I'm not sure why it was running around the tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 25, 2022, 10:23:50 AM
Early morning fly-around and one eagle landed at the top of a pasture pine tree just at daylight.

Hope you-all had a good Thanksgiving Day.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on November 25, 2022, 07:42:03 PM
Well, tonight  my curiosity made it to asking point.  It has been happening at North Nest frequently after sunset.  There seems to be a real argument going on between two creatures.  Sounds are threatening and scary.  Definitely sounds as though a fight happens at times.  Happens about 7:15 ish nest time.  Tonight it appeared to be whimpering as if in pain.  But then, someone on cam duty caught the image of something crossing the large field behind and below north nest.  Night visage wasn't the best and there was a bit of ground fog setting in.  Looked to be a small fox or coyote.

Please is there anyone else who was watching?  What did you see?  How would you sum up what was happening? 

Another concern of mine - There is always a dog in the background.  I fear for that confined animal, especially if it is confined or on a guide.

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 26, 2022, 09:38:16 AM
Good morning Puff.  Sorry, but I seldom tune in during evening hours, so my response will be guesswork.  The North nest is on a farm and there are cattle bellowing from time to time.  Also dogs on the farm and now and then the cam ops catch one in our viewing area, usually with someone walking.  And coyotes are nearby.  At certain times of the year they are very vocal.  Foxes also can be noisy.  You might check the chat on the Explore.org website for more comments.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on November 26, 2022, 05:40:10 PM
No problem STL.  I just tried to share.  That's why I threw in the nest time - there's  always the rewind to go back.  I know it's nature but it is scary.  It does happen frequently, maybe I can share it again.

P
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 28, 2022, 11:37:30 AM
Another glorious sunrise at DNN.  DNF was on the nest briefly about 9:30AM, then flew to branches "behind" the nest to do some preening.
About 11:30, MrN brought grasses to the nest with a nice fly-in, followed shortly by DNF with another talon-load.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 28, 2022, 05:23:34 PM
From RRP:

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Join the Raptor Resource Project tomorrow for our Giving Tuesday fundraiser! We’ll be celebrating with chats on our Decorah North, Decorah Eagles, and Flyway channels, and John and Amy will make a special appearance on our Decorah Eagles channel to talk about 2022 and answer your questions. With our excellent staff, volunteers, and equipment - paid for by you! - we are working every day of the year to bring you your favorite bald eagles, falcons, and Flyway birds. We're also working behind the scenes for them: maintaining nest sites, monitoring populations, and working with researchers to protect our birds and their habitats. Thank so much for your care and support: every gift to RRP in any amount powers our work and we can't do it without you! 

Decorah Eagles
We will have two Giving Tuesday chats: one from 9am to 12pm, and another from 3pm to 5pm https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/
Updates and Q&A with John and Amy will start at 1:00pm

Mississippi Flyway
Giving Tuesday Chat: chat begins at 11am https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/flyway-cam/

Decorah North
Giving Tuesday Chat: Chat will take place from 6pm to 8pm https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/

Facebook
We’ll be posting some favorite images and memories from this year and you are more than welcome to share yours with us! 

Making a Donation
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Thanks so much!
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Raptor Resource Project
PO Box 16
Decorah, IA 52101
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on November 29, 2022, 06:34:46 AM
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Today at   6:20 AM
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on November 29, 2022, 07:13:32 AM
Nov 29, 2022 7:11 AM
Camera Time: Nov 29, 2022 7:11 AM CST
Nestorations-big 'stick'

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on November 29, 2022, 11:02:45 AM
Rewind to about 1AM for dogs barking in the distance as DNF perches on a Love Branch.

After 7AM, DNF was arranging that big stick (Phyl's pic) and MrN was on watch. Shortly after, he moved to the Ladder Branch, catching a corn husk in a talon. Funny watching him shake it loose.  Better on the rewind.

At 8:30 AM, DNF perched on a tree to the south of the nest, on the same side (to our right as viewers).  The cam ops panned to show us the wide area in the creek from the same camera.

Thanks a million to the cam ops for all their great views and diligence at all the RRP sites!  Wish I had a million to donate, but every little bit helps.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on November 29, 2022, 06:20:24 PM
Thanks STLbf for your snapshots and narrative .  ;)


Brrrr! Stay warm Mr. & Mrs. North  SEDs
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Camera Time: Nov 29, 2022 6:13 PM CST


Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on December 02, 2022, 07:02:28 AM
The Norths wakeing up to this...


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Camera Time: Dec 2, 2022 6:57 AM CST
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on December 02, 2022, 07:16:38 AM
Just thought I'd hang around a while---


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Dec 2, 2022 7:11 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on December 02, 2022, 07:31:19 AM

Dec 2, 2022 7:30 AM
Camera Time: Dec 2, 2022 7:29 AM CST

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on December 02, 2022, 07:36:31 AM
from Wildlife943

Dec 2, 2022 7:32 AM
Camera Time: Dec 2, 2022 7:30 AM CST
Wildlife943

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on December 02, 2022, 07:37:51 AM
Dec 2, 2022 7:33 AM
Camera Time: Dec 2, 2022 7:32 AM CST
Birchwoman (Me)

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Looks like 'nestorations' to me.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on December 02, 2022, 07:38:44 AM
Dec 2, 2022 7:33 AM
Camera Time: Dec 2, 2022 7:32 AM CST
Birchwoman(Me)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on December 02, 2022, 07:39:46 AM
Dec 2, 2022 7:33 AM
Camera Time: Dec 2, 2022 7:33 AM CST
Birchwoman(Me)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on December 02, 2022, 07:40:40 AM
Dec 2, 2022 7:33 AM
Camera Time: Dec 2, 2022 7:33 AM CST
Birchwoman(Me)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on December 02, 2022, 07:48:36 AM
Dec 2, 2022 7:47 AM
Camera Time: Dec 2, 2022 7:46 AM CST
Birchwoman(Me)
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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on December 02, 2022, 04:56:59 PM
Phyl, thanks for the early morning pics of DNF working on the nest and gathering sticks nearby.  That was a spectacular sunrise also!  I added one pic of DNF landing with a large stick.

Late afternoon, 4:00 and after, both the Norths are in the Brush Pile Tree.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on December 02, 2022, 06:12:28 PM

Y/W
Wow! STLbf that is a 'far out' (cool) capture. Luv it!
Ah now I know the name of that tree  The Norths perch in.  ;)

Thank you.
Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on December 02, 2022, 06:14:24 PM
I think The Norths are calling it a day ...

Dec 2, 2022 6:01 PM
Camera Time: Dec 2, 2022 6:01 PM CST
Birchwoman( Me)

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Title: Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on December 02, 2022, 06:16:13 PM
...nothing like a bath before bedtime.


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Dec 2, 2022 6:08 PM
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Birchwoman