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Title: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on January 01, 2022, 07:03:44 AM
Well, it's 2022 - Let's get on with a good year! 
Happy New Year Lisa and anyone else on early this morning. 

And that special Hau'oli Makahiki Hou to Lani.

Another special one for those who celebrate Feliz Navidad.

As soon as I finish my morning tea and toast - I'm going to open a final, last bottle of Gancia.

HAPPY NEW YEAR Y'ALL  -  Enjoy!

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2022, 08:09:26 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR, Decorah eagle friends......wishing you all a healthy and safe 2022!!! 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 01, 2022, 11:56:35 AM
Happy New Year to you, too, Lisa. Healthy and safe is the best wish possible for all our Forum friends in 2022.

Rewind to just daylight to watch a squirrel visiting N1. Otherwise, things are very quiet and cold and snowy.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 01, 2022, 01:41:27 PM
Mom flew from the hatchery to her regular eating perch (I forget what it's called), but then soon flew to N1 where she quickly ate it.  From there to the Y where she was joined by DM2 and mating ensued.  Sure looks cold and gloomy there today.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2022, 02:01:03 PM
I have been gone all day, and just got back.  Such a nice surprise to see Mom & DM2 visiting when I opened the thread. 

Wonderful pics, Ginger! :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 01, 2022, 02:32:36 PM
Thanks, Lisa.  It was nice to see a visit from both where we could get a close-up view.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2022, 02:59:01 PM
Thanks, Lisa.  It was nice to see a visit from both where we could get a close-up view.

Yes...the close-up visit was great.  I just got done going thru rewind.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2022, 03:01:57 PM
Since I missed the visit and all the action earlier, I was just going thru rewind. I love how Mom & DM2 are looking at each other on the Y.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 01, 2022, 03:33:31 PM
Mom really is a mega-rich real estate magnate! Three homes. Private, trout-filled lake and stocked, spring-fed creeks all with seasonal water fowl. Small mammal enclaves. And she has a handsome, attentive, second mate. You go girl! :-*

Decorah Eagles. Mom eats a fish on N1, both on the Y-branch - explore.org 01-01-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltUlgbiiLNI
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 01, 2022, 04:42:38 PM
Zowie, things really heated up at N1 and the Y around noon! 

Ginger and Lisa, great pics. Cam ops -- great work for closeups.

On the rewind, there's a really good fly-in of the Canada geese as they start to gather on the retention pond.  Probably several fly-ins, I didn't look at all of the video.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 01, 2022, 04:49:17 PM
T40 - Thanks for the video.    :)

STL - Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on January 02, 2022, 08:29:42 AM
Love the "We see you" shot.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 02, 2022, 09:44:15 AM
A few pics from Decorah this morning - The resident aquirrels on N1, DM2 paid a visit and it looks like he might have been above N1, and love when the sun is shining on the snow, so pretty
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 02, 2022, 11:53:00 AM
Good morning to all even though zero degrees, the squirrels are out. Great sunny pics Lisa.  By the time I tuned in, Mom was in her Maple.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 02, 2022, 12:32:09 PM
A couple of big birds were soaring over the retention pond before the cam ops spotted Mom on M2. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 02, 2022, 12:37:55 PM
Good morning to all even though zero degrees, the squirrels are out. Great sunny pics Lisa.  By the time I tuned in, Mom was in her Maple.

I hope you are staying warm, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 02, 2022, 02:08:22 PM
Decorah Eagles 1-2-22, 11 am Mom on M2, soaring in the sun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoRTyQNmYEY
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 02, 2022, 02:27:11 PM
I just ran across this amazing video! I've watched a whole lot of "dragonlainey" Decorah vids, but I'd never seen this one before. It instantly reminded me of a classic chat typo: "Dad brought a rabbi home for dinner." ;D

Decorah Eagles ~ Rick Black Filming ~ "Dad Delivering Rabbit" ~ May 10, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg24CKF9Wss
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 02, 2022, 03:22:19 PM
T40, always fun to watch a "blast from the past!"
Lisa, birdbath was frozen solid this morning, but in the 20s here now, and warming during the week. Wooly socks weather.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 02, 2022, 03:54:17 PM
Happy Belated New Year Everyone ! Wishing y'all only the best in 2022.

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

Thanks to everyone for their great screen caps and info.
T40 thanks for the 'blasts from the past'. Always fun
Lisa  I think today's resident squirrels might be  temping fate
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 02, 2022, 04:39:28 PM
Phyl - I think you might be right about those squirrels.  ;D

T40 - Wow, that pic and video!  Thanks for sharing!!!

STL - Brrrr!  We are supposed to be getting a snow storm here tomorrow.  The weather people have said 1-3, then 3-5 and now it is up to 8-12 inches.  I don't know who to believe! I am hoping it misses us. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 02, 2022, 04:43:33 PM
A few more pics of beautiful Mom on M2, Mom landing on M2 with another eagle flying above her to the left in the pic, and pretty evening pics of the clouds.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on January 02, 2022, 09:03:12 PM
Since I missed the visit and all the action earlier, I was just going thru rewind. I love how Mom & DM2 are looking at each other on the Y.
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Aww, I love this, too, Lisa!
Thanks to all for the great pics and videos the past couple of days.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 03, 2022, 01:18:42 AM
Happy Monday...
Wonderful photos Lisa from yesterday.   I also luv the  'rewind'  photo of Mom / DM2 on the Y branch.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2022, 05:41:24 AM
Thank you, nan & Phyl, it has been great seeing them here lately. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: bustopbird on January 03, 2022, 10:13:36 AM
Hi, hoping Mom stays for a FLASH CHAT  Join us
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2022, 11:47:19 AM
Mom perched on M2 for a while this morning before heading over to the Y where DM2 joined her.  She flew down to N1, and I thought she was going to move a stick, but she didn't.  She went back up to perch with DM2 on the Y.  Both flew off downstream, and then soared a lil bit over the farm till they were out of cam view.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 03, 2022, 01:47:36 PM
What a thrill to see Mom and DM2 nearby N1 and the Y!  Of course, we hope they stay for the nesting, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2022, 02:14:24 PM
What a thrill to see Mom and DM2 nearby N1 and the Y!  Of course, we hope they stay for the nesting, too.

Beautiful pic, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 03, 2022, 02:16:53 PM
bustopbird Flash Chats are such fun.  I could never type fast enough for my comment to be 'revelant'. LOL
Lisa/STL love the captures. Esp the last one. And, yes I hope they stay for nesting, also.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 03, 2022, 04:03:02 PM
Decorah Eagles visits to the nest and the Y branch 01 03 2022

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

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2022, 04:48:16 PM
A few afternoon pics from Decorah - Some birdy was flying over the retention pond, not sure if it was the same birdy but someone landed on the Y with a fish.  Cam ops spotted another birdy perched in a tree under the bluffs. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 03, 2022, 04:48:38 PM
Decorah Eagles visits to the nest and the Y branch 01 03 2022

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

Thank you, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on January 03, 2022, 05:52:54 PM
Phyl!!!  Hello!  ;D :D :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 03, 2022, 06:15:18 PM
T40 and Lisa  Luv the vid...those full frontal  eagle head shots just crack me up. Don't ask why...dunno.   :-*
Great captures, 'course the subject matter makes all the difference.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 03, 2022, 06:17:44 PM
Phyl!!!  Hello!  ;D :D :)

Hello!!  angelolady! ;D  :D :)
Long time no see!  Fancy meeting you here. LOL  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 04, 2022, 10:05:04 AM
From rewind this morning - Around 8:50am, cam ops had spotted an eagle, and was trying to follow it. It looked like at one point two eagles locked talons (2nd pic). I thought I saw a total of 4 eagles in all.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on January 04, 2022, 11:33:29 AM
LISA, found what you were looking at on rewind.  There were 3 flying and 1 sitting.  One of the BE's was not welcomed.  Good chase and talon locked footage.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 04, 2022, 02:01:47 PM
Mom on N2B eating a squirrel.  (around 2:00 p.m.)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 04, 2022, 03:16:56 PM
LISA, found what you were looking at on rewind.  There were 3 flying and 1 sitting.  One of the BE's was not welcomed.  Good chase and talon locked footage.

jaspurr - I thought that was pretty cool, the talon locking. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 04, 2022, 03:17:24 PM
Mom on N2B eating a squirrel.  (around 2:00 p.m.)

Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 04, 2022, 03:21:58 PM
Mom came brought a squirrel to N2B for lunch, ate a bit of it and exited the nest toward the bluffs. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 04, 2022, 03:23:32 PM
DM2 flew in shortly after Mom exited the nest, and finished up the squirrel.  When he was done, he headed back in the direction of N3.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 04, 2022, 03:52:13 PM
One squirrel, two eagles eating!  Thanks for the pics and for clearing up who is which, Ginger and Lisa.
Twittering heard just after DM2 landed, wonder if that was Mom nearby.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 04, 2022, 04:42:09 PM
One squirrel, two eagles eating!  Thanks for the pics and for clearing up who is which, Ginger and Lisa.
Twittering heard just after DM2 landed, wonder if that was Mom nearby.

STL - I heard that too and had wondered if it was Mom, or someone else looking to steal the meal.  He kept looking like someone was out there. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 04, 2022, 05:00:26 PM
From rewind, a lil over an hour ago Mom fishes the pond and returns to N2B with a fish to eat.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 04, 2022, 06:26:57 PM
Decorah Eagles. Mom eats a fish on N2B- explore.org 01-04-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QrQ7A8mgds&ab_channel=RosieannB

Decorah Eagles. Squirrel for lunch on N2B - explore.org 01-04-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLvyZ2XAdjE&ab_channel=RosieannB

Decorah Eagles 1-4-22, 2 pm DM2 arrives to finish leftover squirrel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n5LLPXzeQs&ab_channel=tulsaducati
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 05, 2022, 01:50:50 AM
Lisa/T40 great captures and info.   Thanks.

I watched same vid on Rewind, Talon locking is pretty cool to watch, the air to air combat bald eagle style.  I think this is also called  the 'cartwheel'.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2022, 09:11:34 AM
A quick visit from Mom this morning.  She was eating leftover frozen fish, that she left by the stream on 12/27/21.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 05, 2022, 09:39:01 AM
Nice  captures Lisa.

Mom looks stricking against the snowy background.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2022, 09:39:54 AM
Nice  captures Lisa.

Mom looks stricking against the snowy background.

Thanks, Phyl
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on January 05, 2022, 10:07:23 AM
Good morning Lisa, looks cold in Decorah.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on January 05, 2022, 11:29:07 AM
Many thanks to all who provided the excellent pics and videos of eagle life. The aerial displays are so impressive!  8)
I fear, however, that Mom and DM2 are just using N1 and N2B as picnic tables. There are nestorations going on somewhere else.  :'(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 05, 2022, 11:55:52 AM
Decorah Eagles. Two eagles soaring - explore.org 01-05-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eD2SrN6dAo&ab_channel=RosieannB
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2022, 12:04:04 PM
Decorah Eagles. Two eagles soaring - explore.org 01-05-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eD2SrN6dAo&ab_channel=RosieannB

Thanks, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2022, 12:18:42 PM
Two eagles were soaring over the retention pond and raceways a lil bit ago.  One landed on the side of the retention pond, and I am pretty sure grabbed a small fish and ate it quickly, then headed back in the direction of N3.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 05, 2022, 04:46:54 PM
T40/Lisa awesome!  ;)  Many thanks from a grateful Beaker.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 05, 2022, 06:17:11 PM
T40/Lisa awesome!  ;)  Many thanks from a grateful Beaker.

 :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 06, 2022, 09:12:37 AM
Seems NB2 has become Mom and DM2's favorite fly-in restaurant. Always good to see them, even if it is eating and fleeting. Hope all of you are well and wish you a healthy and grand 2022.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 06, 2022, 11:51:50 AM
Wonderful pics over the last few days. Thanks to the cam ops who make them possible!

For a bit of very light entertainment, there's an eagle-y version of "The 12 Days of Christmas" song at the Cheers section of the Decorah Lounge 2021.  Several contributors sharing our creativity.  Feel free to hum or sing -- and if you know how, you could post a video of your singing.

 ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 06, 2022, 12:46:12 PM
Morning pics from Decorah - Two eagles were spotted West of the hatchery behind the farm along the treeline perched in a tree.  Assuming it is Mom & DM2, one left before the other, and then Mom was spotted on M2.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 06, 2022, 05:41:14 PM
A few evening pics from Decorah - Mom spotted in a tree near the raceways, pretty sunset with a eagle in the pic, and Mom over by N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 06, 2022, 06:48:56 PM
Hi everone...
Ah Lisa many thanks for the wonderful captures. Luv 'em.

Mom &  DM2...eagles everywhere... :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 07, 2022, 10:47:28 AM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2022, 03:36:10 PM
A couple pics of Mom on M2 a little after 3:15pm
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 07, 2022, 04:06:16 PM
Deer by the stream
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 08, 2022, 03:39:42 AM
Happy Belated Birthday Sleepeeagle !

Lisa awwww love the deer we had those in our backyard 'till 3 yrs ago. Several generations of the caribou were born 'neath out williow.
Great caps of Mom and M2. Thank you so much for the deer!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2022, 04:25:30 AM
Happy Belated Birthday Sleepeeagle !

Lisa awwww love the deer we had those in our backyard 'till 3 yrs ago. Several generations of the caribou were born 'neath out williow.
Great caps of Mom and M2. Thank you so much for the deer!

You're welcome, Phyl :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2022, 09:00:31 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Sunrise behind the bluffs, a deer in the snow by N2B, and Mom & DM2 in the bluffs
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on January 08, 2022, 09:04:01 AM
Mom on N2B and calling 900am.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2022, 09:04:02 AM
Mom on N2B with a fish, DM2 on the Y and then to M2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on January 08, 2022, 09:05:04 AM
DM2 took notice and showed up - sitting on branch with her.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2022, 10:50:15 AM
DM2 took notice and showed up - sitting on branch with her.

P

 ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2022, 11:16:54 AM
Mom was on the skywalk, and DM2 went up next to her.  He was in the mood, and tried to copulate.  It was amazing to see how he landed on her back with those talons.  Mom was not in the mood.   ::)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 08, 2022, 11:48:20 AM
Lisa, love the deer pics from yesterday. There were 3 deer in the snow between N2B and the road this morning about 8:00, two lying down. Some good closeups on the rewind.

Mom brought a frozen fish to N2B for breakfast today, on rewind about 8:30. She ate the whole thing, and at the end DM2 joined her.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 08, 2022, 11:50:56 AM
Then as you have wonderful pics, they did some calling and tango-ing on the Skywalk before flying off to the pines on the bluff.  Love to see the mating season action.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 08, 2022, 12:53:56 PM
Lisa, love the deer pics from yesterday. There were 3 deer in the snow between N2B and the road this morning about 8:00, two lying down. Some good closeups on the rewind.

Mom brought a frozen fish to N2B for breakfast today, on rewind about 8:30. She ate the whole thing, and at the end DM2 joined her.

STL - Great pics!

I thought the lil doe laying in the snow this morning was adorable. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 08, 2022, 02:59:46 PM
Hi Puff,  STL and Lisa

Awesome S caps STL/Lisa
Deer lounging in the snow, awwwww.  :-*
Mom has an appatite.
DM2 struck out  on the  'C" approach.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 09, 2022, 04:50:40 PM
Mom showed up on M2 this afternoon a lil after 3pm.  She flew up and down from M2 several times.  I am assuming she was trying to fish the pond. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 09, 2022, 06:16:14 PM
These are great!  Really appreciated that these enlarge.
Thanks Lisa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on January 09, 2022, 07:47:30 PM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 10, 2022, 07:08:46 AM
Good Morning Everyone !
Haven't checked on the nest yet. Will do  though.

Nice tribute to David Lynch on his birthday, Lori
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2022, 09:14:54 AM
These are great!  Really appreciated that these enlarge.
Thanks Lisa

Thanks, Phyl  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 10, 2022, 10:55:55 AM
Squirrel activity at N1 as it gets daylight this morning. When the color cam returns, Mom is in her maple.  No sign that they "met up" as yet!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 10, 2022, 04:19:03 PM
STL   :o   a trio of squirrels.  Guess those critters skedattled before Mom saw them.
Thanks for the photo update. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2022, 04:44:20 PM
Squirrel activity at N1 as it gets daylight this morning. When the color cam returns, Mom is in her maple.  No sign that they "met up" as yet!

STL - Love the pics of the squirrels.  I was watching this morning, and I swear it looked like one of the squirrels was trying to get them back into their nest, and not be out in the open. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 10, 2022, 04:46:44 PM
We have only seen Mom today on M2 a few times, but who doesn't love pics of Mom!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2022, 09:42:29 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Mom arrived on the Y, started to vocalize and you could hear DM2 vocalizing too.  DM2 was spotted behind some branches above Mom.  Mom flew off first, and headed downstream and DM2 followed.  Both were seen soaring West of N1 where it curves, then turned and headed back towards the NE direction.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on January 11, 2022, 11:57:56 AM
Great pics, everyone. Mom may have rejected DM2's advances, but the days are getting longer. With more sunlight, her hormones will kick in, and her mood will change. If we're lucky, someone will get a video of her literally "shaking her tail feathers" at him. There will be eggs, but, sadly, we won't get to see them.  :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2022, 12:18:53 PM
A lil after 10:30am Mom and DM2 were on the Y, and then Mom flew down to N1 and a short time later DM2 joined her.  He put a few of the sticks in his beak, but did not move them. 
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DM2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 11, 2022, 12:27:36 PM
Lisa, Really good pics of Mom and DM2 today at the Y and N1.
For a while (on rewind), I thought only Mom was on the Y but then I saw two tails!
They were back and forth several times, like they couldn't quite make up their minds.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2022, 12:33:22 PM
Lisa, Really good pics of Mom and DM2 today at the Y and N1.
For a while (on rewind), I thought only Mom was on the Y but then I saw two tails!
They were back and forth several times, like they couldn't quite make up their minds.

STL - I had wondered of there must be visitors or intruders in the area, and that is why we are seeing so much of them here lately. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 11, 2022, 12:39:31 PM
Visitors in the area are certainly possible this time of year.  The food supply is so generous with the fishery.  If they would choose to nest at N1 or N2B, I'm sure they would run off any intruders.  They don't seem quite so possessive when their eggs are planned for elsewhere.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2022, 02:45:07 PM
Mom and DM2 spent more time this afternoon by N1 and the Y.  DM2 was hidden behind the branches, and Mom up on the Y.  DM2 flies past Mom as he heads downstream and is seen soaring with a big birdy.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 11, 2022, 04:22:19 PM
Lisa, your DM2 fly-by pics are great!  On the rewind, I totally missed that action.  Then I was wondering which eagle it was hidden in the branches and twittering loudly, so meant it had to be pretty close to one of the nests.  In some views, it looks really flat-headed, that made me think DM2.

A perky nuthatch visited N2B around 2:30. Then Mom perched for quite a while at the top of the Maple2, before 4:00, then back at the Y as the sun begins to set.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2022, 04:59:24 PM
Lisa, your DM2 fly-by pics are great!  On the rewind, I totally missed that action.  Then I was wondering which eagle it was hidden in the branches and twittering loudly, so meant it had to be pretty close to one of the nests.  In some views, it looks really flat-headed, that made me think DM2.

A perky nuthatch visited N2B around 2:30. Then Mom perched for quite a while at the top of the Maple2, before 4:00, then back at the Y as the sun begins to set.

STL - Great pics!

That first one is DM2, and he is over someplace by N1, maybe to the side or above it.  I am guessing its just a different cam being use to view him over there. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 11, 2022, 05:09:27 PM
A few more pic of Mom this evening -  She was on M2, and was trying to fish the pond a few times. She flew to N1, walked up to the Y, and then finally flew over the bluffs headed back to N3.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 12, 2022, 02:26:53 AM
Really fantastic S. caps STL and Lisa.
And, also report on the days activities on the Y branch and N1/N3 from Mom and DM2.
Many thanks.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 12, 2022, 10:35:15 AM
A beautiful SA perched near the hatchery
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 12, 2022, 11:16:45 AM
Beautiful sub-adult, Lisa, and the little friend perching, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 12, 2022, 02:56:06 PM
Beautiful sub-adult, Lisa, and the little friend perching, too.

STL - The sub was a beauty!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 12, 2022, 04:49:04 PM
It's always emotional seeing an SA, knowing how hard it is to get to be that age. You're doing something right so keep on truckin'. :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on January 13, 2022, 10:14:07 AM
It's always emotional seeing an SA, knowing how hard it is to get to be that age. You're doing something right so keep on truckin'. :-*
I agree, T40. They're so beautiful, too! Seeing them always brings thoughts of all of "ours" who are out there doing their best to stay wild and free.

Your pics are always so appreciated, Lisa and STL. The fly-by at the Y was amazing!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 13, 2022, 01:35:00 PM
It's always emotional seeing an SA, knowing how hard it is to get to be that age. You're doing something right so keep on truckin'. :-*
I agree also. it is very emotional to see bald eagles at this stage as you say.
  Lisa many thanks for the S caps
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 13, 2022, 01:50:22 PM
It's always emotional seeing an SA, knowing how hard it is to get to be that age. You're doing something right so keep on truckin'. :-*
I agree, T40. They're so beautiful, too! Seeing them always brings thoughts of all of "ours" who are out there doing their best to stay wild and free.

Your pics are always so appreciated, Lisa and STL. The fly-by at the Y was amazing!

Thank you, nan and Phyl for the kind words  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 13, 2022, 01:57:41 PM
Some afternoon pics from Decorah -DM2 perched above N1, DM2 vocalizing as Mom is flying near, Mom on the Y, and Mom with a fish at N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 13, 2022, 03:50:19 PM
Good catches, Lisa!  Tulsa posted a video at the Decorah chat.  There's even a long-distance view of the location where DM2 was perching. Would be same on the rewind since it is today's feed.  Couple similar pics from me.  Great to see them out and about.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 13, 2022, 04:53:45 PM
Good catches, Lisa!  Tulsa posted a video at the Decorah chat.  There's even a long-distance view of the location where DM2 was perching. Would be same on the rewind since it is today's feed.  Couple similar pics from me.  Great to see them out and about.

Great pics too, STL

Thanks for the heads-up on the video.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 13, 2022, 05:09:40 PM
Mom on M2 this evening, and some birdy's soaring over the bluffs.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 14, 2022, 02:31:08 AM
These are great Lisa !
Luv 'em.

Tonight PBS Nova had a episode called 'Eagle Power'.  Which, in addition to info on all things eagle and the breeds,  talked about the Decorah hatchery nest SOAR and the Sauces nest in the channel island. Jim thought I was nutz ...the way I called the locations and nests names, etc. LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 14, 2022, 09:59:19 AM
These are great Lisa !
Luv 'em.

Tonight PBS Nova had a episode called 'Eagle Power'.  Which, in addition to info on all things eagle and the breeds,  talked about the Decorah hatchery nest SOAR and the Sauces nest in the channel island. Jim thought I was nutz ...the way I called the locations and nests names, etc. LOL

Thanks, Phyl  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 14, 2022, 10:06:58 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - DM2 on the Y, Mom on M2, Mom & DM2 perched in a tree together below bluff, and looks like Mom perched in a tree waiting out the snow.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2022, 11:43:07 AM
Mom on N1 this morning with a fish for breakfast
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 15, 2022, 03:35:33 PM
Love that Mom dines at N1. I think that ups the chances of seeing fledglings there next spring. Talons crossed.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 15, 2022, 03:55:04 PM
Thanks, D36! Now I've got this earworm stuck in my head. LOL!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj_9CiNkkn4
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2022, 04:18:06 PM
Love that Mom dines at N1. I think that ups the chances of seeing fledglings there next spring. Talons crossed.

T40 - Wouldn't that be great if she would bring the fledglings to N1 in the Spring?! 

Thanks for the info on our traveling D's! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 15, 2022, 04:25:55 PM
Sure looks like D27 will pick a nest close to "home."
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2022, 04:45:35 PM
Mom on M2 around 3pm this afternoon
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2022, 04:46:35 PM
Sure looks like D27 will pick a nest close to "home."

Sure hope we get a glimpse of her on cam one day!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 15, 2022, 05:25:47 PM
Mom on the Y at 5:14pm.  She flew in and feaked her beak.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 16, 2022, 12:23:10 AM
11 Amazing Eagle-Watching Spots Along The Mississippi River

https://www.travelawaits.com/2722641/best-eagle-watching-spots-along-mississippi-river/

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 16, 2022, 06:37:20 AM
Lisa and T40 many thanks for the captures yesterday and today. Great link too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on January 16, 2022, 08:51:42 AM
Missed so much yesterday with the website issue. Appreciate that I can catch up here with beautiful pics, and posts. Great to see the postcard from D27 and D36. Thanks, all!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: glogdog on January 16, 2022, 10:31:56 AM
With Mom & DM2 in view, we'll be opening up a Flash Chat in a few minutes. Hope you can join us.  :)

https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2022, 11:13:04 AM
Mom and DM2 near N1, and the Y this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 16, 2022, 11:42:12 AM
Thanks to RRP for resloving the livestream issue at Decorah (and the rest of the sites). Thanks to Lisa for the pics yesterday, and the closeups of Mom and DM2 near N1 this morning.

DM2 also finished the fish Mom brought to N1 yesterday.  It was a bit hard to swallow for DM2, probably frozen solid.  The pair are sticking pretty close to each other these days.  Egg laying only a month or so from now!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 16, 2022, 12:45:31 PM
Thanks to RRP for resloving the livestream issue at Decorah (and the rest of the sites). Thanks to Lisa for the pics yesterday, and the closeups of Mom and DM2 near N1 this morning.

DM2 also finished the fish Mom brought to N1 yesterday.  It was a bit hard to swallow for DM2, probably frozen solid.  The pair are sticking pretty close to each other these days.  Egg laying only a month or so from now!

Great pics, STL

I was just thinking about this earlier.  I do not remember seeing them this much during this time last year.  From the screen caps that I took last year in Jan 2021, we saw them on Jan 3, 9, 16 and the 22nd.  And, then we did not see them on cam again till Feb. 13, 2021. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 16, 2022, 02:04:54 PM
Thanks Glogdog.
Hi Nanimal

Thanks for pics STL /Lisa The full face pose really shows off the bone structure.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2022, 09:36:03 AM
Thanks Glogdog.
Hi Nanimal

Thanks for pics STL /Lisa The full face pose really shows off the bone structure.

Thanks, Phyl  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2022, 09:46:43 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - DM2 on the Y, flies off and returns with a frozen fish for breakfast.  He stays on the Y for a while, and then we see Mom perched in the bluffs. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 17, 2022, 10:45:27 AM
Lisa, betcha those frozen fish tails are hard to swallow!  On the rewind, DM2 called to Mom for sharing the fish, but no luck. Maybe she prefers her fish deep-fried.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2022, 12:38:43 PM
Lisa, betcha those frozen fish tails are hard to swallow!  On the rewind, DM2 called to Mom for sharing the fish, but no luck. Maybe she prefers her fish deep-fried.   :D

STL - I imagine those frozen fish tails are very hard to swallow!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 17, 2022, 05:00:03 PM
Mom, Mom, and more Mom this afternoon near N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 18, 2022, 03:01:24 AM
Hi STL
Lisa
luv Mom, Mom and more Mom pics.
Many thanks.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on January 18, 2022, 09:44:59 AM
LOL Lisa. "Who are you looking at".  Lovely Mom pictures.

Hi STL, PHYL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2022, 11:06:47 AM
LOL Lisa. "Who are you looking at".  Lovely Mom pictures.

Hi STL, PHYL

The Mom look in that 2nd pic  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2022, 11:10:54 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - A beautiful sunrise behind the bluffs, and Mom was perched in the bluffs first this morning, then DM2 joined her and they spend a few hours up there.   
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 18, 2022, 12:01:57 PM
Decorah Eagles. GHO makes two visits on N2B

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwaindS7MLo
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 18, 2022, 12:07:43 PM
Hi Jaspurr, STL, Nanimal...

Lisa More great S caps. T40 cool vid of GHO. Many thanks to you both.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2022, 12:27:25 PM
Decorah Eagles. GHO makes two visits on N2B

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwaindS7MLo

T40 - Thanks for the video. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2022, 02:07:46 PM
Mom was back in the bluffs this afternoon.  She flew off, and did a lil fishing then went to N1 to eat. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: karengramke on January 18, 2022, 04:32:58 PM
What a beautifulplace to raise a family!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 18, 2022, 04:45:30 PM
Sunset in Decorah, and Mom on M2 this evening before heading back to N3
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on January 19, 2022, 02:32:22 PM
Beautiful pics yesterday, Lisa. Love seeing Mom!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 19, 2022, 06:42:49 PM
Many thanks Lisa for the captures of  Decorah sunset, Mom and N1.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 20, 2022, 04:57:22 AM
Thanks, nan and Phyl  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on January 20, 2022, 08:07:29 AM
Quick followup to previous notice --ATF

Rooms have been reserved.  July 14-17.  I will give/submit info at the end of month or beginning of February.  PM me if you feel urgent.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on January 20, 2022, 08:13:43 AM
Both at N1 - Mom on Y branch, D eating frozen entre at nest.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 20, 2022, 09:04:29 AM
Quick followup to previous notice --ATF

Rooms have been reserved.  July 14-17.  I will give/submit info at the end of month or beginning of February.  PM me if you feel urgent.

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Thank you, Puff  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 20, 2022, 09:24:39 AM
Mom showed up this morning at N1 with a frozen fish.  She ate a lil bit and headed up to the Y.  DM2 flew in and ate some of the fish.  Mom flew off while DM2 was still eating, when DM2 was done he went up to the Y, and then flew off.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 20, 2022, 11:23:43 AM
Lisa, you got that right about the frozen fish for breakfast today!

Both disappeared, then Mom is back on her maple at 11:15 AM.  We know what that looks like.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 20, 2022, 12:44:58 PM
Looks like Mom, I think.  They spent an hour or more on M2.  They would fly off in the direction of the retention pond and return.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 20, 2022, 04:47:18 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 20, 2022, 05:20:48 PM
;D

 ;D T40
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on January 21, 2022, 02:01:08 AM
Loving it

Boogie your frozen Breakfish off mom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6beZtpvVzc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvJB7aoInFs

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 21, 2022, 02:06:59 AM
Lisa, STL W0w! these are great.  Luv those full face snaps. Can really see that forehead bone over the eyes.

T40 LOL, thanks.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2022, 05:16:49 AM
Lisa, STL W0w! these are great.  Luv those full face snaps. Can really see that forehead bone over the eyes.

T40 LOL, thanks.

Phyl - It's really hard to see in the pic, but when I was watching full screen yesterday morning both Mom & DM2's eyelashes had frozen ridges on them.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2022, 05:18:45 AM
Loving it

Boogie your frozen Breakfish off mom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6beZtpvVzc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvJB7aoInFs

BL - Great tunes for Mom's frozen breakfish!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2022, 10:15:32 AM
It's fish stick Friday.....another frozen fish for DM2 on N1 this morning!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 21, 2022, 10:42:57 AM
Lisa, fish sticks!  Exactly!   Are these frozen fish coming directly from the Retention pond or from the other ponds at the hatchery?

 In my pic, looks like DM2 has some frozen feathers under his beak. Like if he grabbed the fish out of the water, then the drips froze quickly.  In the rewind frozen eyelashes are visible, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2022, 10:54:36 AM
Lisa, fish sticks!  Exactly!   Are these frozen fish coming directly from the Retention pond or from the other ponds at the hatchery?

 In my pic, looks like DM2 has some frozen feathers under his beak. Like if he grabbed the fish out of the water, then the drips froze quickly.  In the rewind frozen eyelashes are visible, too.

STL - I am not sure where they are getting these frozen fish from....maybe the stream? 

I kinda thought the tanks at the hatchery, and the pond did not freeze.  I might be wrong tho!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on January 21, 2022, 10:57:42 AM
Eating frozen fish would be very difficult for us, but it really helps if you have a beak "can opener" that could break bones.   8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2022, 02:45:47 PM
Mom on the Y this afternoon, and then heads down to N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 21, 2022, 04:58:17 PM
Lisa, those take off pics are spectacular!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 21, 2022, 05:17:38 PM
Lisa, those take off pics are spectacular!

Thank you, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 22, 2022, 06:05:15 AM
Hi...

Lisa awesome captures. Ditto on the take offs.

STL I will have to check out the 'rewind' . Awesome cam to pick up that sort of detail.  ;)

lilbirdz true. Just couldn't do that w/o that beak.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: RubyRed246 on January 22, 2022, 09:40:44 AM
I want to smoke what BrokenLug smokes lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on January 22, 2022, 12:11:26 PM
Lisa, I love those pics of Mom in flight to the Y. That was always a favorite view in 2011-2012 when the kids were walking or flying back and forth to the nest.

STL, I'll send you a PM about the Missouri magazine. Thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on January 22, 2022, 12:13:45 PM
Oops, STL, the magazine comment was in the North thread, not here.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 22, 2022, 12:23:16 PM
LOLOL Ruby!!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 22, 2022, 12:27:51 PM
Lisa, I love those pics of Mom in flight to the Y. That was always a favorite view in 2011-2012 when the kids were walking or flying back and forth to the nest.

STL, I'll send you a PM about the Missouri magazine. Thanks!

Thanks, nan  :)

I just love her awesome wings!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2022, 10:44:46 AM
Morning visitor at M2...can't tell if its Mom or DM2.  When it's this cold, and have on their puffy coats they look the same to me.  I am kinda leaning towards DM2.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 23, 2022, 12:29:15 PM
Little birdy friends perching nearby, too!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2022, 01:30:22 PM
A few pics from Decorah today
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 23, 2022, 03:04:08 PM
I want to smoke what BrokenLug smokes lol

LOL. Ruby
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 23, 2022, 03:06:06 PM
Lisa great captures---luv the mallard family, too.  Esp enjoy the Decorah images that enlarge for detail.
Thanks.  Wish Arthur would let me do S caps better.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 23, 2022, 04:47:31 PM
Lisa great captures---luv the mallard family, too.  Esp enjoy the Decorah images that enlarge for detail.
Thanks.  Wish Arthur would let me do S caps better.

Thank you, Phyl
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2022, 10:24:42 AM
A beautiful sub-adult landed on M2 this morning, and then flew to another tree by the hatchery before taking off. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2022, 10:46:08 AM
Mom was on the Y this morning, and DM2 was on M2.  DM2 flew off M2 and was spotted perched above N1.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 24, 2022, 11:18:02 AM
Great morning pics today, Lisa!  The weather in the whole area looks pretty rotten now, so will check the rewind for the activity.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 24, 2022, 11:34:29 AM
Great morning pics today, Lisa!  The weather in the whole area looks pretty rotten now, so will check the rewind for the activity.

Thanks, STL  :)

It started snowing a lil before DM2 left above N1, and then the wind started picking up.  I guess he went somewhere to hunker down.  I'm still watching the cams, and it sounds pretty windy. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 24, 2022, 01:01:01 PM
 ;)

Decorah Eagles. Mom on the Y-branch & DM2 on M2- explore.org 01-24-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brQCFajAStY
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 25, 2022, 07:42:53 AM
Luv the captures of the 'sub' this morning! 
A lot of activity on the Y and M2 .   Everything there is all 'snowy' and pretty from cam angle any way.  Wonder what the weathre will 'blow' in today.  Thanks Lisa

T40 thanks for link Decorah Eagles. Mom on the Y-branch & DM2 on M2.  Mom ever watchful and survailing...what did she see that caused a keener look?   
What a windy day yesterday  for DM2 . Cam is really shakey and wobbly.

Penquin shots  wonder just how cold the toes get for them. Got socks on T40. LOL


Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on January 25, 2022, 08:46:55 AM
STL, saw your posts about peregrine's at GSB and the Mississippi fly way. :D. Wonder if Chance has come home?  Has anyone been able to read the leg band?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2022, 10:10:12 AM
T40 - Thanks for the video link, and pics.   :)

Phyl - That was one beautiful sub.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 25, 2022, 11:25:55 AM
Mom arrived at N2B about 10:30 AM with smallish, furry prey. Not frozen and maybe partially eaten already. Saw a longish leg bone, but not much else to ID.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2022, 11:38:28 AM
As STL said, Mom arrived with something small and furry. I thought it was a squirrel or rabbit, but after going back and looking at the pics...it is some kind of bird. Those are some long feathers near her head in the 2nd pic, maybe a pheasant? 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 25, 2022, 12:06:14 PM
Lisa and STL -- I would say it was a pheasant. Lisa, I like your last pic of Mom leaving in a cloud of snow that kicked up when she took off!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2022, 12:30:19 PM
Lisa and STL -- I would say it was a pheasant. Lisa, I like your last pic of Mom leaving in a cloud of snow that kicked up when she took off!

Thank you, Ginger

I was not sure of what pheasant feathers looked like, so wasn't positive.  I also just watched a video that an Explore chatter made, and I could see the head was small, and I remember pheasants heads being kinda small. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 25, 2022, 03:04:37 PM
Definitely small heads, Lisa.  Here's a pic I snipped at Decorah North on 1/15/22:

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2022, 03:21:13 PM
Definitely small heads, Lisa.  Here's a pic I snipped at Decorah North on 1/15/22:



Thanks, Ginger!

I can also see the design of some of those feathers looks like the ones that Mom was plucking. 

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 25, 2022, 03:26:15 PM
Mom spent a lil time on the Y this afternoon.  And, when she made her exit she headed over to M2, with a very cool floating-in entrance. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 25, 2022, 05:21:03 PM
Lisa, Ginger, OK I'll buy the pheasant ID for Mom's prey this morning.  Enlarging Lisa's 2nd pic, I can see that those long, thin items are feathers not sticks!  Pheasants are a favorite at the North nest, so why not here also?    ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on January 25, 2022, 05:25:16 PM
Lisa/Ginger/ STL thank you all for the wonderful S caps and info-comments.

I think the one w/Mom leaving the nest in a flurry of snow is my fave too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 26, 2022, 11:52:52 AM
Footprints (talons) in the snow during the night -- from Mom's takeoff after the pheasant meal yesterday.  I just liked the image.

Mom has been on the Y for about an hour this morning, since about 11:00.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 26, 2022, 12:24:56 PM
Footprints (talons) in the snow during the night -- from Mom's takeoff after the pheasant meal yesterday.  I just liked the image.

Mom has been on the Y for about an hour this morning, since about 11:00.

Love the foot prints in the snow pic, STL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 26, 2022, 12:27:26 PM
Mom spent a good amount of time this morning on the Y, before heading off downstream.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 26, 2022, 04:10:08 PM
Mom has that "on guard" look about her, Lisa.  Great pics.  Mid-afternoon, there's video on the chat site of both Mom and DM2 on the Y for a short time.  After that, with the view of N2B, an adult flies to the Skywalk with prey and eats. The camera doesn't move but the shadow is visible along the top edge of the nest.  Wonder if the camera itself is frozen in place?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 26, 2022, 04:25:41 PM
Mom has that "on guard" look about her, Lisa.  Great pics.  Mid-afternoon, there's video on the chat site of both Mom and DM2 on the Y for a short time.  After that, with the view of N2B, an adult flies to the Skywalk with prey and eats. The camera doesn't move but the shadow is visible along the top edge of the nest.  Wonder if the camera itself is frozen in place?

Thanks, STL  :)

I saw on DNN Explore chat the other day, the mod had said, "We have sub zero temps again (-11 at 8 AM). The cams won't be moving/panning until it warms up some."

I am guessing the same goes for Decorah. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 27, 2022, 09:17:21 AM
Mom on M2, fishing the pond,on N1 with her breakfish, and on the Y.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 27, 2022, 11:07:34 AM
Lisa, thanks for the pics of Mom. She got a fresh (not frozen) fish and scarfed it down in a hurry!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on January 27, 2022, 12:55:58 PM
STL,  in those temperatures, you have to scarf it down quick before it freezes. LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 27, 2022, 01:35:33 PM
This afternoon while Mom was on the Y, a beautiful sub-adult perched in tree close to N1.  It seems to have a shiny silver band on its left leg.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 27, 2022, 03:05:27 PM
Decorah Eagles. Mom eats lunch on N2B and near N1 & a young banded visitor - explore.org 01-27-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roq-rCLWnco

IMHO this could only be D36, but I don't see any evidence of a harness, backpack or antenna. Always great to see a banded eagle, though!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on January 27, 2022, 03:34:56 PM
I'm pretty sure RRP uses 2 bands on their BE's.
One colored and one silver.
This one the silver band is on it's left hoof.  ;)
I don't remember which leg (left/right) RRP puts the bands on however.  :-\

Looking closely at this sub-adult visitor it does appear like there might be a band on both 'ankles'.
To bad he/she didn't turn around and show us if there was a transmitter.    ;D
 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 27, 2022, 03:50:49 PM
Excitement around N1 this afternoon! Banded sub-adult visitor, and Mom chattering on the Y.  Hope RRP is out there with the antenna checking for pings.  Woo Hoo  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 27, 2022, 03:59:58 PM
D36 is banded on the right leg.  I couldn't remember so I searched RRP's FB page and found a comment by Sherri Elliott where she said that D36 band was on right leg (and D35 was on left leg).
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 27, 2022, 04:22:05 PM
If I remember correctly I think that D32 & D33 were banded by SOAR, and they were male and female.  I will have to check their site and see what leg they put their bands on. 

D35 was a female, and banded on the left. 

I wonder if the visitor is a female since it is banded on the left.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 27, 2022, 04:40:44 PM
I also found this on RRP's page:  "Brett bands his eagles on the right leg unless he is banding siblings."
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 27, 2022, 05:14:32 PM
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https://www.travelawaits.com/2725933/best-eagle-watching-iowa/

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 27, 2022, 05:17:01 PM
I don't think SOAR has the necessary creds to band. But I could be wrong - for the second time just during this conversation! :P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on January 27, 2022, 06:14:32 PM
I don't think SOAR has the necessary creds to band. But I could be wrong - for the second time just during this conversation! :P

Well, you were kind of right, T40.  This is from a 9/20/19 post on SOAR's FB page about D9, D33, and D34.:

"Years ago, Kay was a sub-permittee on a banding permit, so she and her husband have the experience of banding bald eagles. Kay talked with Brett Mandernack of Eagle Valley Nature Preserve as he has banded young bald eagles (including from the Decorah nest) as part of his research project looking at juvenile dispersal and travel behavior. Would Brett consider banding these four?

Obviously he said yes. But not without some contemplation and also checking with the banding lab to make sure it was allowable to band rehabilitated birds. Brett said initially he was interested in banding D33 and DN9, but when he realized that this group of four would be rehabilitating together, he thought banding all four eagles [four because one of the eagles banded was not from Decorah] could lead to interesting information. Brett also said that he hopes to not have any band returns for about 25+ years so the next generation of eagle researchers will have that interesting information!"

It was decided not to band D32 since he would be released later.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 27, 2022, 06:38:48 PM
Thanks for the info, Ginger

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on January 28, 2022, 12:08:03 PM
I wish the numbers on the band of the sub adult could have been read.  I tried to focus in on the band but could not make out the numbers with my computer.  It would be interesting to know where the sub was banded.  If not 36 maybe 35?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2022, 12:52:20 PM
I wish the numbers on the band of the sub adult could have been read.  I tried to focus in on the band but could not make out the numbers with my computer.  It would be interesting to know where the sub was banded.  If not 36 maybe 35?

jaspurr - D35 is no longer with us  :(

https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/02/12/d35-killed-by-lead-poisoning/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2022, 01:04:11 PM
Mom on M2, and flying up above N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on January 28, 2022, 02:05:45 PM
Sorry, I didn't know. :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2022, 02:10:28 PM
Sorry, I didn't know. :(

So sad, huh?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on January 28, 2022, 02:32:34 PM
LISA, yes it is.  After Dad disappeared I stopped following and participating in the chat.  It wasn't until last year that I found the forum and started following the nests again.  My knowledge of the years after Dad's death are very sketchy.  So when you were talking about D35 I didn't realize that she/he was dead. How did she die?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2022, 02:54:47 PM
LISA, yes it is.  After Dad disappeared I stopped following and participating in the chat.  It wasn't until last year that I found the forum and started following the nests again.  My knowledge of the years after Dad's death are very sketchy.  So when you were talking about D35 I didn't realize that she/he was dead. How did she die?

Lead poisoning from something she ate.  :(

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 28, 2022, 05:18:16 PM
Evening pics from Decorah - Mom landed on the North end of the pond, and grabbed herself a fish for dinner before flying off to a tree below the bluffs to eat it.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 29, 2022, 09:06:06 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - The moon, Mom & DM2 showed up on M2, and deer playing in the snow
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 29, 2022, 12:08:13 PM
Lisa, your early morning pics are so good!  Love the moon pic, and that's probably Venus to the left and up a bit.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 29, 2022, 12:34:01 PM
Lisa, your early morning pics are so good!  Love the moon pic, and that's probably Venus to the left and up a bit.

Thanks, STL  :)

It sure was bright!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 29, 2022, 02:58:22 PM
I could not tell if it was Mom or DM2 in the bluffs, but whoever it was started vocalizing.  Then, it looked like a sub-adult flew by, as they were vocalizing.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 29, 2022, 04:20:17 PM
Dark visitor to the N1 perching area this afternoon at 4:00.  Beautiful BE.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 29, 2022, 04:46:23 PM
The visitor stayed put when a car parked on the road quite close by, but a cross-country skier in a red jacket was too much and the visitor departed.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 29, 2022, 04:58:55 PM
Busy time at Decorah!  Another BE visitor perched in the pine trees on the bluff above the stream at N1. It flew away, and a nice flyover by a flock of geese (no pic), then Mom flew in to the Y and was challenge-calling (I think that's what kind of call when she throws her head back and shouts).  SEDS y'all.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 29, 2022, 05:06:32 PM
Great pics, STL

You are right, its been a busy day in Decorah. 

Lots of visitors it seems to keep Mom & DM2 on their toes!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 29, 2022, 05:14:41 PM
Afternoon/Evening pics from Decorah - Mom on M2, Beautiful sub-adult over by N1, and Mom on the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 29, 2022, 11:29:32 PM
Decorah Eagles. A beautiful subadult near N1 - explore.org 01-29-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__grtBW8RBU


Sound up on the video below! You can hear powerful wings and a sneeze from Mom.

Decorah Eagles. Mom & DM2 on the Y and N1 - explore.org 01-29-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4AhXQrxel0
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2022, 05:57:41 AM
Decorah Eagles. A beautiful subadult near N1 - explore.org 01-29-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__grtBW8RBU


Sound up on the video below! You can hear powerful wings and a sneeze from Mom.

Decorah Eagles. Mom & DM2 on the Y and N1 - explore.org 01-29-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4AhXQrxel0

Thanks for the videos, T40 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2022, 06:00:57 AM
A few pics from last evening - Mom on the Y, and Mom & DM2 on N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on January 30, 2022, 09:57:46 AM
Love all the great pics and vids, T40, Lisa and STL! That sub was gorgeous!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2022, 10:01:23 AM
Love all the great pics and vids, T40, Lisa and STL! That sub was gorgeous!

I agree, nan, just gorgeous! 

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 30, 2022, 11:24:53 AM
Going out on a limb (tee hee) to say that the sub-adult visitor near N1 yesterday might be a youngster from last season's hatch. The beak is still mostly dark, as are most of the body feathers.  I used the age-progression pic from avianreport.com, attached, to compare to visitor appearance.  What do the experts think? 

No evidence to make us think it could be D37, 38, or 39  because no banding was done. And I don't recall that we saw any of them around N1 or N2B last summer or fall.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 30, 2022, 04:34:15 PM
Mom perched on a branch near N1 for a short time this afternoon a lil after 4pm.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 31, 2022, 11:35:56 AM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project

Where are 27 and D36? D27 sent us a postcard from Spillville, IA and D36 checked in from the Cedar River near Waterloo! We asked Brett about their travel patterns - if you check out D27's map especially, you'll see that she's been pretty sedentary since arriving in the Spillville area on January 9. She hasn't traveled farther than 2.2 miles and most of her flights have been considerably shorter than that.
In extremely cold weather, eagles will hold tight to an area if they have a good nighttime roost and protected daytime perches. Spillville sits in a shallow river valley which becomes much steeper just south and east of town: a perfect place to roost out of the wind, with plenty of places to find food! We're really curious about D27's activities this spring. She turns five years old on April 1. Will she decide to settle down and raise a family, or wander around for a few more years? We'll find out soon!
D36 is sticking close to the Cedar River south of Waterloo, Iowa - about 61 miles south of his natal nest. This is the second year in a row he visited this stretch of the Cedar. We'll see if he wanders even further south, like he did last year! Followers told me this is a great place to see eagles, which means that D36 has plenty of company!
Thanks for the postcards, eagles! Stay safe and don't forget to write! If you'd like to explore the travels of any of the eagles we've tracked, visit our interactive maps at https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/.  A thousand thanks to Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their maps, knowledge, and expertise!

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D27's approximate area. You can see the shelter/wind shadow that protects D27 from the west and north: the two most likely directions for strong, cold winds to blow from.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on January 31, 2022, 12:05:49 PM
Do we know how many hatches there were last year? If so, would someone please remind me what their numbers should have been? TIA.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 31, 2022, 01:56:34 PM
"Nest records - Eaglets and Outcomes" from RRP's "Decorah Eagle Cam" website: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

 Year    Nest     Eaglets    Outcomes
2021    N3    3 – D37, D38, D39    All three eaglets fledged successfully.
2020    N2B    3 – D34, D35, D36    All three eaglets fledged successfully. We are following D35 and D36 via satellite.
2019    N2B    2 – D32, D33    Both eaglets abandoned the nest early
following an intense blackfly swarm.
Both were cared for at SOAR and have since been released.
2018    N2B    3 – D29, D30, D31    All fledged.
2017    N2B    3 – D26, D27, D28    All fledged. We are following D27 via satellite.
2016    N2B    2 – D24, D25    D25 was struck by a car and died.
We are following D24 via satellite.
2015    N2    3 – D21, D22, D23    All fledged
2014    N2    3 – D20, D19, D18    All fledged. D18 and D19 were electrocuted.
D20 is still alive and living at SOAR.
2013    N2    3 – D17, D16, D15    All fledged
2012    N1    3 – D14, D13, D12    All fledged. D12 and D14 were electrocuted.
2011    N1    3 – E1, E2, E3    All fledged. We last saw D1 in July of 2014.
Her current status is unknown
2010    N1    3 – Not named    All fledged
2009    N1    3 – Not named    All fledged
2008    N1    2 – Not named    All fledged
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2022, 02:23:02 PM
T40 - Thank you for the nest records, and for the info on our traveling D's!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2022, 02:28:34 PM
Morning pics from Decorah
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2022, 02:48:25 PM
An afternoon visit on the Y from DM2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on January 31, 2022, 04:38:17 PM
Lisa, great pics from today!  Love that colorful sunrise.  About 1:00 on the rewind, Mom and DM2 were sitting in the pines on top of the retention pond bluffs.  DM2 is a magnificent eagle, love the pics from the Y.  Thanks as always to the cam ops for the super-views.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on January 31, 2022, 05:31:20 PM
Thanks, STL

I loved that sunrise behind the bluffs this morning, so pretty.

Great pics! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on February 01, 2022, 09:13:28 AM
T40 - thanks so much for the info and the good news that all 3 fledged. I'll probably ask the same question next year about this year's clutch, LOL.  :-[
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on February 01, 2022, 12:44:40 PM
As always, I appreciate the update and maps for our travelers, T40. Oh, my D27 will be five! :D
Lilbirdz, I think you may be right, but still hoping they make it back to the Hatchery one of these years!
Lisa and STL-great pics yesterday! Thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 01, 2022, 01:25:59 PM
Thanks, nan   :)

No birdy's have been around so far today, but here are a few pics from this morning and afternoon.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2022, 11:14:16 AM
This morning around 9:10 there was a nesting material delivery by DM2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: cwellsla on February 02, 2022, 11:25:07 AM
Lisa, thanks for posting the pics! I tried to earlier, attached only 3 pics, but got the message that the file is too large (not for the first time). How do you post your pics without getting the error message?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2022, 12:13:00 PM
Lisa, thanks for posting the pics! I tried to earlier, attached only 3 pics, but got the message that the file is too large (not for the first time). How do you post your pics without getting the error message?

Thanks, cwells  :)

I upload my pics to my Flickr account, and then use the [ img ] button, so they are in my post.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 02, 2022, 12:40:40 PM
Lisa, thanks for posting the pics! I tried to earlier, attached only 3 pics, but got the message that the file is too large (not for the first time). How do you post your pics without getting the error message?

cw - When you save your pics to your device, save as a "jpeg" or "jpg" file, because they're smaller.

Here are the Forum's rules:

Allowed file types: txt, doc, pdf, jpg, gif, mpg, png, jpeg
Restrictions: 4 per post, maximum total size 4000KB, maximum individual size 1000KB
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: RubyRed246 on February 02, 2022, 12:40:43 PM
I know it is just a clump of grass but, boy did that spring hope eternal for me.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 02, 2022, 12:51:51 PM
Ruby, you got that just right!  More grasses please.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 02, 2022, 12:52:27 PM
I know it is just a clump of grass but, boy did that spring hope eternal for me.

Same here, Ruby! I've been waiting, waiting, waiting for grasses, but I would have felt really, really hopeful if Mom had brought them in! Don't know what got into DM2, but let's hope Mom is persuaded!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 02, 2022, 01:04:30 PM
Decorah Eagles Wrong nest DM2 02 02 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uDDP7rXLgo&ab_channel=BlossemHolland

Decorah Eagles. Fluff delivered to N2B - explore.org 02-02-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGHsdjy2Pdo&ab_channel=RosieannB
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: cwellsla on February 02, 2022, 01:35:58 PM
Lisa, thanks for posting the pics! I tried to earlier, attached only 3 pics, but got the message that the file is too large (not for the first time). How do you post your pics without getting the error message?

Thanks, Lisa. They were all png files so I'll save them as jpegs instead. Maybe that'll do the trick.

cw - When you save your pics to your device, save as a "jpeg" or "jpg" file, because they're smaller.

Here are the Forum's rules:

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2022, 01:37:37 PM
Decorah Eagles Wrong nest DM2 02 02 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uDDP7rXLgo&ab_channel=BlossemHolland

Decorah Eagles. Fluff delivered to N2B - explore.org 02-02-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGHsdjy2Pdo&ab_channel=RosieannB

T40- Thanks for the videos links
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 02, 2022, 01:48:37 PM
Lisa, thanks for posting the pics! I tried to earlier, attached only 3 pics, but got the message that the file is too large (not for the first time). How do you post your pics without getting the error message?

Thanks, Lisa. They were all png files so I'll save them as jpegs instead. Maybe that'll do the trick.

cw - When you save your pics to your device, save as a "jpeg" or "jpg" file, because they're smaller.

Here are the Forum's rules:

Allowed file types: txt, doc, pdf, jpg, gif, mpg, png, jpeg
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YW, cwells, but the credit goes to T40  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: cwellsla on February 03, 2022, 04:24:08 PM
Lisa, thanks for posting the pics! I tried to earlier, attached only 3 pics, but got the message that the file is too large (not for the first time). How do you post your pics without getting the error message?

Thanks, Lisa. They were all png files so I'll save them as jpegs instead. Maybe that'll do the trick.

cw - When you save your pics to your device, save as a "jpeg" or "jpg" file, because they're smaller.

Here are the Forum's rules:

Allowed file types: txt, doc, pdf, jpg, gif, mpg, png, jpeg
Restrictions: 4 per post, maximum total size 4000KB, maximum individual size 1000KB

YW, cwells, but the credit goes to T40  :)


T40 you're the best. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you and all the forum posters! I used to post quite a lot and was a hero member at one time, but it's been years. I'm a bit rusty now, especially with this wonky software, lol! So, any and all guidance is welcome!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 03, 2022, 08:58:17 PM
cw - Thanks for your kind words. We've all needed a ton of help getting started on the forum. And, of course, I well remember you as a regular poster. I usually replied to your posts with "cw!," and have repeated that in chat in recent years. Good to have you "back!" ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: cwellsla on February 04, 2022, 11:49:54 AM
Live from Wonderland! Actually it just started sleeting...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: cwellsla on February 04, 2022, 12:03:26 PM
cw - Thanks for your kind words. We've all needed a ton of help getting started on the forum. And, of course, I well remember you as a regular poster. I usually replied to your posts with "cw!," and have repeated that in chat in recent years. Good to have you "back!" ;)

Thanks, T40, it's good to be back. It's hard to forget those good old days! I think it's why I survived working at LSU for 14 years, lol! I appreciate the welcome, really, and cw has always worked for me, too!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 04, 2022, 04:05:00 PM
Unknown person shot bald eagle in Cedar Rapids

https://www.kwwl.com/news/crime-courts/unknown-person-shot-bald-eagle-in-cedar-rapids/article_4516249c-8539-11ec-9b2f-3f83c2902a4c.html

Public help sought to identify person that shot bald eagle in Cedar Rapids

https://www.kcrg.com/2022/02/03/public-help-sought-identify-person-that-shot-bald-eagle-cedar-rapids/

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2022, 04:47:35 PM
T40 - So sad!  I hope the person is found or comes forward. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 04, 2022, 05:17:14 PM
No eagles today, but some deer and pretty sunsets
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on February 04, 2022, 10:34:55 PM
Weather recap from KDEH Decorah Municipal Airport (https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/site.php?station=DEH&network=AWOS) January 2022.

The KDEH airport weather station is 1.8 miles due east of the retention pond.     

January 2022 Monthly calendar. (https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/hist.phtml?network=AWOS&station=DEH&year=2022&month=01)

Today (https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/obhistory.php?station=DEH&network=AWOS)

Peace out eagle lovers    ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 05, 2022, 12:45:27 PM
BE was perched in the bluffs around 11:43am.  A lil while later another BE joined them on the bluff perch.  Assuming it is Mom & DM2, both stayed for a while and then flew off together.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 05, 2022, 03:40:13 PM
Decorah Eagles. Eagle fishing in the pond (zoom) - explore.org 02-05-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8yMEG11OMg&ab_channel=RosieannB
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 05, 2022, 04:01:43 PM
In the stream below N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 05, 2022, 04:57:52 PM
Mom showed up on the Y around 4:16pm vocalizing. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 06, 2022, 04:15:36 PM
An eagle was on the bluff perch early this morning, stayed for a lil while before flying off and heading back in the direction of N3.  Mom on M2 this afternoon.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Arcadia on February 07, 2022, 10:42:18 AM
Thank you for the pictures, Lisa. I am always amazed at the wing span of the eagles.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2022, 12:44:11 PM
Thank you for the pictures, Lisa. I am always amazed at the wing span of the eagles.

You're welcome, Arcadia  :)

I am too! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 07, 2022, 12:45:03 PM
Arcadia, wing span impressive for sure in Lisa's last pic.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 07, 2022, 05:16:50 PM
A few morning and afternoon pics from Decorah - Starling sunning on the side of nest, GBH in stream, looked like a sub-adult, and another Starling on branch
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on February 07, 2022, 07:04:01 PM
I just read that Osceola, the AEF's original eagle ambasssador, the hang-gliding eagle, died at age 41. I don't know just when--it's new news to me.   :'(  Loved watching his videos.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 08, 2022, 08:49:34 AM
I just read that Osceola, the AEF's original eagle ambasssador, the hang-gliding eagle, died at age 41. I don't know just when--it's new news to me.   :'(  Loved watching his videos.

So sad about Osceola.  I watched the hang-gliding video yesterday.  That was awesome!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 08, 2022, 08:50:35 AM
Beautiful sunrise coming up behind the bluffs
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 09, 2022, 05:48:42 AM
A few pics from last evening - DM2 was on the Y, Mom flew in and joined him.  He flew down to N1 and poked around a bit, and went back up to attempt copulation with Mom.  Then both headed out, but it looks like they spent the night in a tree near N2B.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 09, 2022, 12:12:03 PM
Lisa, great pics from last evening!  How do you get 5 pics to post?  My limit is 4.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 09, 2022, 12:47:07 PM
Lisa, great pics from last evening!  How do you get 5 pics to post?  My limit is 4.

STL - I am using the Insert Image button to add the pics to my post.  They are not attachments.  But, you need a link for your pics to Insert Image.  A link to my pic is created when saving it to my Flickr account.  Hope that makes sense?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 09, 2022, 12:49:08 PM
Decorah Eagles 2-9-22, 5:15 am Mom, DM2 waking up near N2B, vocalizing, DM2 to the nest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY3oU-pgoFw&ab_channel=tulsaducati
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 09, 2022, 02:21:03 PM
Decorah Eagles 2-9-22, 5:15 am Mom, DM2 waking up near N2B, vocalizing, DM2 to the nest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY3oU-pgoFw&ab_channel=tulsaducati

Thanks, T40 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 09, 2022, 03:13:14 PM
A few early morning pics from Decorah - Mom & DM2 vocalizing early this morning, DM2 on N2B and skywalk.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 10, 2022, 10:40:52 AM
Lisa, thanks for the info about the way you post pics to the Forum using Insert Image and the link to a Fliker account.

Great pics from yesterday.  Mom and DM2 keep teasing us about using N1 and N2B!  Guess these are just dinner tables for another season.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 10, 2022, 11:50:12 AM
Lisa, thanks for the info about the way you post pics to the Forum using Insert Image and the link to a Fliker account.

Great pics from yesterday.  Mom and DM2 keep teasing us about using N1 and N2B!  Guess these are just dinner tables for another season.

You're welcome, STL and thanks!    :)

I know...I wish they would stop teasing us and getting our hopes up!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 10, 2022, 04:46:21 PM
An eagle visited the Y at 4:15pm.  It looked like DM2, but I have my doubts as there is some darkness on the tail, unless it is a shadow or dirt.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2022, 09:40:08 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Sunrise, and a brief visit from Mom & DM2 on the N1 tree
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 11, 2022, 12:05:42 PM
Lisa, they look so regal together.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on February 11, 2022, 12:40:46 PM
They sure do, STL! And now it's snowing. Love the pics, STL and Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2022, 01:29:30 PM
Thank, nan and STL!

It was so nice to see them this morning.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 11, 2022, 03:26:42 PM
There's been a big increase in the number of bald eagles in Iowa this winter!

https://decorahnews.com/news/4197/theres-been-a-big-increase-in-the-number-of-bald-eagles-in-iowa-this-winter/

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One of the Decorah bald eagles
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2022, 05:38:56 PM
Thanks, T40

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 11, 2022, 05:40:43 PM
A very quick visit from Mom on M2 this evening
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: cwellsla on February 12, 2022, 08:22:35 AM
Mom ate a floppy one on N1, landed on the nest about 8:15am, then roused and feaked on the Y  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 12, 2022, 11:33:39 AM
Hey, cw, great pic of Mom on the Y after breakfish on N1.
The microphone here is so sensitive, I could hear all her feathers shaking when she roused, even her beak rubbing on the branch.  Awesome, RRP.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 12, 2022, 11:47:49 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Mom was all over this morning...bluffs, M2, N1 and the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 12, 2022, 11:49:14 AM
Great pics, STL and cw

It was so good to see Mom this morning!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: cwellsla on February 12, 2022, 05:15:26 PM
STL, I heard it too! I always leave the mic at high volume so I can hear anything happening at DE.

Lisa, I was so happy to see her this morning! I'm still working on getting pictures posted in Forum. I don't have a Flicker acct ($) but I'll figure it out!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: cwellsla on February 12, 2022, 05:16:42 PM
P. S. Lisa, you're pics of this morning are terrific!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 12, 2022, 05:22:03 PM
P. S. Lisa, you're pics of this morning are terrific!

Thank you, cw  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2022, 09:04:43 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - DM2 was on M2 this morning, then flew off.  He was spotted above N1.  Mom was also on M2 this morning for a while.
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Mom
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 13, 2022, 05:06:55 PM
Mom was back on M2 a few times this afternoon, lil Lucky gathering up some leaves at N1, and a beautiful sunset
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on February 13, 2022, 08:41:33 PM
Beautiful pics, Lisa. I sure am going to miss Mom and DM2 when they're busy over there at that other nest! :(  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2022, 04:07:10 AM
Beautiful pics, Lisa. I sure am going to miss Mom and DM2 when they're busy over there at that other nest! :(  ;)

nan, me too!  :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2022, 11:28:51 AM
Around 10:50, as the cam was panning around you could see a birdy perched in the pines by the hatchery.  It seemed to be a sub-adult with a mostly white head and tail, but some dark in both.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2022, 02:19:35 PM
Geese in the stream, and GBH in the trees
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 14, 2022, 03:33:20 PM
First time I've turned on the cam in a long time and look who's there?!!  :-* :-*

Thank you, CO, for the great cam work!! 8)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 14, 2022, 05:01:23 PM
T40, great pics! Always love the soaring.

Mom eating a Valentine fish on N1 late afternoon -- what a great way to celebrate the Day.  Looks like she is doing her own hunting.  The moon rising is really beautiful today in the clear, cold sky.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2022, 05:56:13 PM
T40 and STL - great pics! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 14, 2022, 05:57:36 PM
Not the clearest screen cap, but DM2 did bring in a stick to N1 this afternoon!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on February 14, 2022, 07:50:43 PM
Atta-boy, DM2! :D Great capture, Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2022, 04:41:27 AM
Atta-boy, DM2! :D Great capture, Lisa!

Thanks, nan  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2022, 04:45:35 AM
A few pics from the activity yesterday afternoon
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DM2 placing the stick he brought in

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2022, 09:06:02 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Mom was on M2, DM2 joined her, and they both flew away.  Someone flew to the bluffs (looked like DM2), and Mom came back to M2 a bit later.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 15, 2022, 11:25:07 AM
Great morning pics, Lisa.  Their presence together at hatchery area means no eggs yet on N3, the outta sight nest.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 15, 2022, 11:46:50 AM
Great morning pics, Lisa.  Their presence together at hatchery area means no eggs yet on N3, the outta sight nest.   ;)

Thanks, STL

That is true, both here, so no egg yet!   :D

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2022, 09:48:13 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - DM2 with another stick at N1, and Mom on M2 for a while before she did a lil fishing and came to eat at N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2022, 09:54:12 AM
A couple geese were flying around the nest, and one made a brief landing on the skywalk.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 16, 2022, 09:56:46 AM
Lisa, great pics of the eagles, and the geese at N1, oh my!  I watched Mom catch the fish but too far for me to get a pic.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 16, 2022, 10:37:07 AM
Lisa, great pics of the eagles, and the geese at N1, oh my!  I watched Mom catch the fish but too far for me to get a pic.

The goose was pretty funny to see!  It looked like he was thinking about landing, and then made that abrupt stop!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 17, 2022, 05:03:54 AM
Good Morning.

Having to 'play catch up.
Really great captures and all. Thanks.
Funny about the goose.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on February 17, 2022, 08:10:09 AM
I don't understand why DM2 would be bringing random sticks to N1. Clearly, the other nest is where the action is. It may even have eggs by now. Sigh.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2022, 11:45:57 AM
No eagles, but the Snow Moon at 6:01am
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 17, 2022, 02:31:26 PM
Snow Moon, good nickname.  Full moon here in Missouri had a nice halo last night. Ice crystals in the atmosphere that shine from the moonlight.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 17, 2022, 03:01:42 PM
Pics from Decorah - Mom was on M2 a couple times this afternoon, and a pair of hawks down from N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 18, 2022, 08:26:21 AM
Lisa luv your 'Snow moon'. Thanks for the pics of Mom on M2

STLbf when we lived in Missouri, saw those moons often in Winter. Very pretty
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2022, 09:46:45 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Sunrise, Mom on M2 and Mom & DM2 in the bluffs
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 18, 2022, 11:41:22 AM
Lisa, morning pics of Mom and DM2 in the bluff pines, still no eggs for them, don't you think?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2022, 12:22:27 PM
Lisa, morning pics of Mom and DM2 in the bluff pines, still no eggs for them, don't you think?

STL - I am thinking no egg, if they are both here. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2022, 12:25:43 PM
A few pics from earlier this morning after DM2 left the bluffs.  He circled around the retention pond, and went to perched near N1.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 18, 2022, 05:31:06 PM
Thanks for the S caps Lisa.
Maybe The Decorahs are just late. They still have time to lay, don't they?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 18, 2022, 06:21:06 PM
Thanks for the S caps Lisa.
Maybe The Decorahs are just late. They still have time to lay, don't they?

Phyl, I think Mom usually lays at the end of February, if I remember correctly. 

If I am wrong, I am sure someone will correct me.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on February 18, 2022, 06:25:41 PM
I think they thought Mom laid her first egg last year on Feb. 24.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 18, 2022, 09:21:49 PM
Thank  you ladies for the info. Now I understand more.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 19, 2022, 12:28:00 PM
Beautiful Mom this morning on M2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 20, 2022, 04:31:24 PM
A few pics from Decorah  - Mom was on M2 earlier this morning, and then flew off.  Then, what looked like DM2 made a brief visit to the Y this afternoon, and then headed back in the east direction.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on February 21, 2022, 08:54:47 AM
Just read "19 Words You Should Never Use Again" on my MSN Homepage Newsfeed.  The last word (19) was "squee"!!  Outrageous!!  Obviously MSN hasn't attended a Decorah nest event!   :) ;)
Oh yeah....LOL was on the list too! lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 21, 2022, 09:41:19 AM
Another windy day in Decorah, but it looks like Mom who was perched in the bluffs for a couple hours this morning.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 21, 2022, 10:42:53 AM
Just read "19 Words You Should Never Use Again" on my MSN Homepage Newsfeed.  The last word (19) was "squee"!!  Outrageous!!  Obviously MSN hasn't attended a Decorah nest event!   :) ;)
Oh yeah....LOL was on the list too! lol

eburg - LOL! ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 21, 2022, 12:09:20 PM
Kinda wondering when the Forum might put up the new sites for 2022.  Like the Forum could do that all by itself!  So, let's have a fundraiser in honor of the first two eggs, and use it for Amy's overtime for Forum management.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 21, 2022, 05:25:42 PM
Just read "19 Words You Should Never Use Again" on my MSN Homepage Newsfeed.  The last word (19) was "squee"!!  Outrageous!!  Obviously MSN hasn't attended a Decorah nest event!   :) ;)
Oh yeah....LOL was on the list too! lol

Here's another word, 'nice'. From a previous list of 'banned' words.
Don't think MSN attends much outside of it's own metaverse. LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 21, 2022, 05:26:24 PM
Kinda wondering when the Forum might put up the new sites for 2022.  Like the Forum could do that all by itself!  So, let's have a fundraiser in honor of the first two eggs, and use it for Amy's overtime for Forum management.

May I agree?  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 22, 2022, 08:21:32 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - BE flew under the Y, possibly Mom hunkered down in the bluffs, and starting to snow at the pond & N2B
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 22, 2022, 02:06:27 PM
Thank you Lisa!
They're great.
Think I see a 'white' helmet  and tail in #2.
Really enjoy the 'wintry'  one of  the farm and pond.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 22, 2022, 02:39:23 PM
Thank you Lisa!
They're great.
Think I see a 'white' helmet  and tail in #2.
Really enjoy the 'wintry'  one of  the farm and pond.

Thanks, Phyl!   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 23, 2022, 11:06:09 AM
Decorah Eagles. Mom eats a fish on N1 - explore.org 02-23-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT5zf5mIb7U&ab_channel=RosieannB
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2022, 11:28:24 AM
Decorah Eagles. Mom eats a fish on N1 - explore.org 02-23-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT5zf5mIb7U&ab_channel=RosieannB

Thanks, T40  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2022, 11:32:35 AM
Mom landed on N1 with a fish, went up to the Y, and then flew off to the right.  Not sure if the BE that is perched in a tree below the bluff is her or not.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 23, 2022, 11:51:46 AM
Lisa, good to see Mom using N1 as a lunch table!  She didn't stay long, or on the Y after, but a really nice rouse on the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 23, 2022, 11:55:12 AM
Lisa, good to see Mom using N1 as a lunch table!  She didn't stay long, or on the Y after, but a really nice rouse on the rewind.

It was good to see her, and you are right....it was a quick trip!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 23, 2022, 12:34:10 PM
All eyes on the sky! Iowa eagle numbers soaring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjdOMWPmKp0&ab_channel=FreeDocumentary-Nature
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 23, 2022, 02:49:54 PM
T40/Lisa thanks for info and pics.
Great news on bald eagle numbers.  Burinson and Williamson have take some awesome photographs. Thanks for link.
Wonderful captures here.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on February 23, 2022, 08:14:51 PM
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

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

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

Fairfield by Marriott      King Rooms and Double Rooms,
               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 Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 24, 2022, 09:33:25 AM
A few early morning pics from Decorah, and a visit from DM2 on M2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 25, 2022, 02:39:32 AM
Puff   many thanks for the ATF info.

Lisa luv the early AM S.caps.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 25, 2022, 05:16:15 AM
Thanks, Phyl :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 25, 2022, 09:21:45 AM
Morning pics from Decorah, and Mom on M2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on February 25, 2022, 09:44:56 AM
LISA, thank you for the sunrise pictures in Decorah.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 25, 2022, 11:11:47 AM
LISA, thank you for the sunrise pictures in Decorah.  :)

You're welcome.  It looks like a beautiful day!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 25, 2022, 01:28:16 PM
Raptor Resource Project
3h

Thanks for writing, D27 and D36! D27 has moved back into her favorite wintering spot just south of the hatchery, dashing our hopes for a nest in the Spillville area this year. If you visit the cluster map and drill way, way in, you'll be able to see just how much time she's spent in this area in spring, winter, and fall.

D36 has headed a little further south since his last eagle airmail. He's currently spending time on the Iowa River in the Meskwaki Nation Settlement near Tama, Iowa. I'm sure he has plenty of company since the Nation has preserved a lot of land within their borders and it looks like excellent eagle habitat: plenty of low bottomland and a beautiful high upland with cliffs and steep slopes for thermal soaring and night time sheltering.

When can we expect D27 and D36 to head north, and will D27 head north? Our eagles have typically widened their wanderings in March as the weather warms, ice melts, and migratory adult eagles head north for the breeding season.  But last year, D36 and D27 didn't really head north until July, and neither one stayed north very long. That wasn't surprising in the case of D27, since older eagles don't tend to wander as much even when they aren't nesting. We were a little surprised by one-year-old D36 and are very curious to see what he does this year.

Thanks for phoning home, eagles. Stay safe and don't forget to write!

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February 25, 2022: D36's Map

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February 25, 2022: D27's Map

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Meskwaki Nation Leads Creation of Iowa River Watershed Coalition (https://www.iaenvironment.org/blog/iowa-environmental-voice/meskwaki-nation-leads-creation-of-iowa-river-watershed-coalition)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 25, 2022, 01:32:19 PM
Thanks very much for the D27 and D36 eagle updates, T40!  Wouldn't it be super wonderful if D27 would choose to nest  in the Decorah region?  Get those new cameras ready just in case!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 25, 2022, 01:57:40 PM
 :-* :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 25, 2022, 02:57:21 PM
:-* :-*

Thanks, T40

Wow, D27 was not too far from home!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 26, 2022, 12:34:58 AM
T40  So very nice to 'hear' from our Diva and D36. The gals don't write often . But, when they do ! It's  fantastic!  Thanks a million.  Still processing all the info.
  Looks like our gal, D27 is still keeping near 'home' and on the river. Glad to see D36 is there also.  Take care ladies and fly high.  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 26, 2022, 12:34:54 PM
Early morning pics from Decorah - Crescent moon
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on February 26, 2022, 08:16:21 PM
Missing The Decorah's at this time of year.   

Most likely Mom is gravid or laid her 1st egg by today if she is on her 'normal' eagle time.   :)
Updated Nest Record attached below.

Robin Brumm field report from 02/20/2022.  8)   8)

Raptor Resource Project via Facebook: posted yesterday @ 5:36 pm.

2-20-22 Day Trip to Decorah.
Photos and story by Robin Brumm.

Quote
The weekend weather finally cooperated so I could go to Decorah, Yay!  I got up at dark o’clock and headed out the door.  Well, maybe it was closer to dark thirty!  When I got to Decorah, I headed to the hatchery.  There was nobirdy at the hatchery when I got there so I drove over to N3.  Once I got there, I stopped along the road to look and see if anyone was home.  I looked through my binoculars and saw somebirdy bringing in a stick to N3.  It was really far away, so I couldn’t tell who it was and couldn’t get any pictures.  There was another large bird that flew over the nest, but it kept on going.  The eagle that brought the stick stayed in the nest so I decided to park and walk down the trail.  By the time I got to the nest, the eagle was gone. 
I checked all their favorite places to perch and noticed a young eagle on the perch tree next to N3.  It looked very young, maybe 1 or 2 years old.  It made me wonder if it could be one of last year's juvies. I know we will never know if it was one of ‘ours’  since they were not banded, but it sure is fun thinking that it could be.  After watching the juvie for a while, an adult eagle came along and the juvie flew off.  The adult perched in the dead tree for a few minutes and then flew off. 
I waited a while and no one showed up so I drove back to the hatchery.  When I got there Mom was on the maple 2 tree.  I stopped at the intersection, rolled down my window and took a few quick pictures. I parked the car and was able to get several photos of her.  She quickly flew off toward N3.  I drove after her and by the time I got around the corner, I couldn’t see her anymore.  I think she has an invisibility cloak that she wears once she flies off! Lol
I drove over to N3 to see if she went there, but no one was there.  I decided to go grab some lunch and when I got back to the hatchery, she was back on the maple 2 tree.  As many times as I have been to the hatchery and taken her picture, it still takes my breath away when I see her in person, on the maple tree.  And it still surprises me that with all the people that are at the hatchery, many of them don't see her perched there, lol.  After a short time, she flew off. 
I sat and finished my lunch, waiting to see if anyone would come back.  A friend of mine messaged me that she had the cam on and heard vocals near N1.  I went over to N1 and DM2 was on the Y branch!  Yay, I got to see both of them!  DM2 is very elusive and I don’t get to see him close enough to get many pictures, so it is an awesome day when I get pictures of them both.  He didn’t stay too long and then flew off. 
I waited for a while and drove over to N3 but nobirdy was around. I figured since I got pictures of them both, I would leave while I was ahead. Lol  I decided to stop at the Bobway nest on the way home.  For those of you who don’t know, Bob Anderson, the founder of Raptor Resource Project (RRP) told me about a back way to go home.  On that route, there is an eagles nest out in the middle of nowhere.  I call them the Bobway eagles.  When I stopped at that nest, there was a parent incubating eggs.  The Bobway eagles are typically one to two weeks ahead of the Decorah Eagles for egg-laying, so hopefully, that means Mom will lay eggs soon, or maybe she has already laid eggs since I have been there!  Guess I will just have to go back soon to check! I hope the weather cooperates!
RRP appreciates Robin's generosity in sharing her photos and reminds you they are copyrighted and may not be downloaded without her express written consent.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on February 26, 2022, 10:30:28 PM
T40 you always update me when the kids send postcards home.  :)
So much appreciated.   8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on February 26, 2022, 11:21:03 PM
Thanks BL for the link to egg-laying history.  Thanks to all of you who keep us current and updated.  And give us pictures!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 27, 2022, 06:18:35 AM
Around 6:05am, you could see what looked like two separate meteors, or something falling from the sky.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on February 27, 2022, 06:31:25 AM
Hi...
Lisa great S.caps. Looks like a meteor trail to me. Wouldn't be surprizing that 'sort of thing' going on all the time and has been for eons

Hi Angelolady

BL t hanks for link to egg laying history , etc.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 27, 2022, 09:25:59 AM
Hi...
Lisa great S.caps. Looks like a meteor trail to me. Wouldn't be surprizing that 'sort of thing' going on all the time and has been for eons

Hi Angelolady

BL t hanks for link to egg laying history , etc.

Thanks, Phyl, but Rosieann just posted a video on Explore, and someone commented that it looked like airplanes as they could see blinking lights.  I looked closely at the video, and in the 2nd pic of mine, you can see a blinking light as it is falling, so they must be planes.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 27, 2022, 11:32:23 AM
Hi...
Lisa great S.caps. Looks like a meteor trail to me. Wouldn't be surprizing that 'sort of thing' going on all the time and has been for eons

Hi Angelolady

BL t hanks for link to egg laying history , etc.

Thanks, Phyl, but Rosieann just posted a video on Explore, and someone commented that it looked like airplanes as they could see blinking lights.  I looked closely at the video, and in the 2nd pic of mine, you can see a blinking light as it is falling, so they must be planes.

Everyone's on high alert these days. Just be glad the contrails are ours. ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 27, 2022, 11:37:32 AM
Hi...
Lisa great S.caps. Looks like a meteor trail to me. Wouldn't be surprizing that 'sort of thing' going on all the time and has been for eons

Hi Angelolady

BL t hanks for link to egg laying history , etc.

Thanks, Phyl, but Rosieann just posted a video on Explore, and someone commented that it looked like airplanes as they could see blinking lights.  I looked closely at the video, and in the 2nd pic of mine, you can see a blinking light as it is falling, so they must be planes.

Everyone's on high alert these days. Just be glad the contrails are ours. ::)

True!   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 27, 2022, 02:27:50 PM
Around 10 this morning, the cam was pointed at the pond and to the right of the screen you could see an eagle soaring above the pine tree to the right of the pond by the road.  It flew out of view heading towards the hatchery, and then a few moments later another eagle comes soaring from behind the trees in that same direction as the first.  Not sure where they were headed, but it looked like they both headed over to hatchery. (Sorry so small, but the eagles were far away!)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on February 27, 2022, 05:43:04 PM
Lisa, what sharp eyes you have!   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 27, 2022, 05:56:28 PM
Lisa, what sharp eyes you have!   ;)

STL - Putting my new glasses to good use.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on February 27, 2022, 11:56:55 PM
Hello there Phyl!  Glad to see you.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 28, 2022, 07:46:02 AM
Happy Birthday, erock!!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Arcadia on February 28, 2022, 09:32:27 AM
Happy Birthday, Erock!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 01, 2022, 10:18:13 AM
One of the geese that was on the bluffs this morning, that is closest to Trout Run Rd.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 02, 2022, 04:15:30 AM
Around 4:45 pm yesterday vocals were heard, and Mom & DM2 were spotted perched above N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 02, 2022, 10:42:38 AM
A morning visit from Mom on M2, and a goose on the bluffs
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 02, 2022, 12:10:16 PM
Lisa, good to see Mom, and that goose doing a really good impression of DM2!    ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 02, 2022, 02:21:48 PM
Lisa, good to see Mom, and that goose doing a really good impression of DM2!    ;D

 ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2022, 08:14:47 AM
Cool looking clouds early this morning, and geese in the bluffs
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 03, 2022, 11:46:28 AM
If there are going to be goslings hatched on the bluff, somebody tell them to watch out for that first step!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 03, 2022, 02:08:24 PM
T40, you are so right about that first step!  I seem to remember the geese on the bluffs in previous years, and even perching on branches, and one landed on a nest, maybe N2B, and dug around.

New eagle book reviewed in my local Sunday newspaper:  The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America's Bird.  Author  Jack E. Davis.  The reviewer calls it splendid.  Please let us know when one of our watchers reads it.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2022, 03:48:15 PM
If there are going to be goslings hatched on the bluff, somebody tell them to watch out for that first step!

LOL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 03, 2022, 03:50:24 PM
Mom & DM2 again this afternoon at about 2:40pm above N1!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 03, 2022, 04:50:12 PM
Makes you wonder if they are going to lay eggs this season, doesn't it?    ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 03, 2022, 06:29:59 PM
New eagle book reviewed in my local Sunday newspaper:  The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America's Bird.  Author  Jack E. Davis.  The reviewer calls it splendid.  Please let us know when one of our watchers reads it.

STL - The book is already in my Audible library. A friend sent me a review of the book, which I found to be very snarky, but I bought it anyway. I told my friend the author had better show some respect and affection for bald eagles or I was going to torch the comments section! 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 04, 2022, 10:46:33 AM
T40, the review I read made the book sound a bit snarky also.  We know that bald eagles are raptors and have hunter-characters.  Not sure I will spend $29.99 for a copy, even if it's a gift card!  If all of the profits went to eagle conservation, I definitely would, but no such indication.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 04, 2022, 03:39:06 PM
Mom and DM2 in the bluff pines and Mom in her Maple2 this afternoon.  Is it getting really late for egg laying?  Is anybody monitoring the dead tree nest, is it N3?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 04, 2022, 06:09:18 PM
Welcome to Decorah - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5-pTf_0DI&ab_channel=LivingoodProductions

12 Reasons To Consider A Move to Decorah, Iowa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfKO2Ypsupk&ab_channel=IowaPBS

Trout Run Bike Trail, Decorah, Iowa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TiTXYTX0uw&ab_channel=BikePeopleTV
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 04, 2022, 06:48:22 PM
A few pics from Decorah today - GBH on top of the pines behind the hatchery, Mom & DM2 in the bluffs this morning, Mom on M2 this afternoon, and DM2 joins Mom on M2 (https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51918389596_c03ca4eb79_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on March 04, 2022, 07:50:15 PM
Welcome to Decorah - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5-pTf_0DI&ab_channel=LivingoodProductions

12 Reasons To Consider A Move to Decorah, Iowa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfKO2Ypsupk&ab_channel=IowaPBS

Trout Run Bike Trail, Decorah, Iowa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TiTXYTX0uw&ab_channel=BikePeopleTV


Great vids - Never saw these three before.  Is realtorRandy Iversonany relationshipto our Iverberl?

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 04, 2022, 10:25:11 PM
Puff That's a good question! Didn't occur to me. I just stumbled onto these vids when I was poking around YouTube today and thought they were entertaining and informative. Glad you liked them and it's good to see you!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on March 05, 2022, 02:11:31 AM
A wee bit confused by this daily visit to the hatchery area every day.
N3 03/05/22 ?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2022, 08:18:42 AM
No eagles yet this morning, but lots of deer and geese
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2022, 11:39:32 AM
Mom in the bluffs again this morning a lil after 9am
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 05, 2022, 11:49:49 AM
From RRP's FB page:

Update from John Howe, with a Day Trip from Robin Brumm

3-3-22 Update from John Howe, Director of RRP

I hit the road Wednesday for Decorah to check on Mom and DM2 and then head down to IA PBS in Des Moines.  I was not able to spend much time in Decorah on Wednesday but did stop by the Walmart parking lot and put the spotting scope on N3.  I was pleasantly surprised to see an eagle standing on the nest and it was Mom!  She was in that pose like she is ready to lay an egg, and then she teases us.  She was over at the hatchery earlier in the morning, so I was thinking that she may be close to laying an egg soon!  I packed up and headed down to the IA PBS studio to watch The Eagles Of Decorah for their pledge drive. It was really fitting to walk down memory lane and see Mom and Dad Decorah, Bob, Neil, the RRP crew, and volunteers.  They really did a great job with that movie – so many memories!

I hit the road early on Thursday and was in Decorah at the Walmart parking lot by 8:45am.  I got the scope and tripod and headed out Dog Park lane to check for eagles.  Mom and DM2 were perched in the Dead-Perch Tree on the Upper IA river.  Around 9:00 Mom flew over to N3 and stood on the nest again.  She was looking down and around and getting my hopes up that this may be the time, but it was not.  She flew off with DM2 to the East towards Freeport and further downstream until they were out of sight.  I decided to go into town and check mail and get some lunch.  I was back at 11:30 and again, no eagles.  I hung around until the afternoon and Robin Brumm texted and said she was on her way to Decorah!  I was excited and thought it would be good to check in with her and maybe we will get to see Mom and DM2 again.  I took a drive towards Freeport and checked East of N3 for a while and Robin called to report that Mom and DM2 were in the top of the N1 tree and had just copulated!  I arrived at the hatchery and walked over to join Robin along the bike trail and we watched Mom and DM2 perched side-by-side.  We thought that we heard them discussing family matters, but Eaglish is hard to pick up sometimes

3-3-22 Day Trip

Story and photos by Robin Brumm

I saw Mom and DM2 both at the hatchery on Tues. evening on the live feed, and Mom at the hatchery on Wed. morning. I wanted to go to Decorah to see if there was an egg yet.  So I headed to Decorah after work on Thursday.

When I got to Decorah, I did not see anybirdy at the hatchery or at N3.  I waited and watched for awhile at N3, when a friend messaged me and said she heard vocals on the live feed/camera.  No eggs yet, I guess!  I headed back to the hatchery and looked everywhere.  I drove over by N2B and turned around and looked toward the back of N1 and saw both Mom and DM2 above the N1 nest.  I drove around the corner, parked the car and there they were, both perching next to each other high in the N1 tree.  What a treat, to see them both together in a spot that I could actually get a decent picture of them!  I think I actually said, “There you are!”  Mom looked in my direction and I’m pretty sure I got the Mom look, lol.

As I was snapping some pictures, Mom and DM2 both started vocalizing.  All of a sudden DM2 flapped his wings and hopped on top of Mom and they mated.  (I half-covered my eyes but peeked through my fingers!) DM2 hopped back to the branch next to Mom and they perched there for about an hour.   Meanwhile, John had stopped by and I told him what I saw.  He told me that Mom and DM2 were not in the nest this morning either. We stood and watched the eagles and then John left.  Not too long after that, Mom and DM2 flew off toward N3.

I drove over toward N3 and saw both Mom and DM2 on the perch tree next to the nest tree.  One of them flew to the nest, so I decided to walk down the trail to get a couple of closer photos.  When I got there I only saw one eagle on the perch tree and couldn’t see the other one.  I walked a little further down the trail and took another picture of the nest.  I zoomed in and saw a white head sticking up over the rails. I thought it was Mom on the nest at first but after looking at my photos, I realized that Mom was still on the perch tree and DM2 was laying in the nest.  Maybe he was warming up the nest for her?? Lol. 

It was dark and dreary and I wanted to get home before it got too late.  I guess I will have to go back again soon to check for eggs!  Hmm.. I wonder what the weather is going to be like this weekend?? 😉

RRP appreciates Robin's generosity in sharing her photos and reminds you they are copyrighted and may not be downloaded without her express written consent.

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3-3-22. Photo of N3 taken Thursday morning by John Howe

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2022, 12:02:03 PM
T40 - Thanks for bringing the RRP post over!  Those pics John and Robin took are awesome!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 05, 2022, 01:44:43 PM
Robin's notes are always a great read, and the pics are awesome!

About 1:30 today, unsure if it is Mom or DM2 eating a fish on one of the large limbs near N1.  Lots of birds twittering, sounds like spring.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 05, 2022, 02:23:19 PM
STL - I am pretty sure it was Mom, as she was on M2, just a lil bit before that.  Here is the pic I screenshot. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 06, 2022, 03:35:21 PM
A visit today from Mom on M2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 07, 2022, 05:23:11 AM
Yesterday evening a little after 6pm, DM2 arrives at N2B.  Mom joins a short time later.  DM2 moves a few sticks and aerates the nest a bit.  Mom goes to the skywalk, and DM2 joins her for some copulation.  Mom headed out to the right of the nest, and DM2 followed.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 07, 2022, 09:33:58 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Looks like DM2 perched in a tree below the bluffs, and two big birdy's soaring over the bluffs
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 07, 2022, 10:47:42 AM
Lisa, thanks for the great pics and the info about Mom and DM2 over the weekend.  From the report by Robin and John posted here above, it seems like the Decorahs do not have eggs yet.  Getting kinda late in the season.  Or am I mistaken?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 07, 2022, 11:36:02 AM
As a rule, RRP says to look for Mom's first egg around February 24. The list below is copied from RRP's blog:

When will it happen? Eggs, falcons, ice-out, and snowy owls! - https://www.raptorresource.org/2022/01/28/when-will-it-happen-eggs-falcons-ice-out-and-snowy-owls/

    2021: We think Mom laid her first egg on or around February 24
    2020: Mom laid her first egg on February 26
    2019: Mom laid her first egg on February 22
    2018: Mom laid her first egg on February 21 [last year with Dad]
    2017: Mom laid her first egg on February 20
    2016: Mom laid her first egg on February 18
    2015: Mom laid her first egg on February 18
    2014: Mom laid her first egg on February 23
    2013: Unknown
    2012: Mom laid her first egg on February 17
    2011: Mom laid her first egg on February 23
    2010: Mom laid her first egg on February 25
    2009: Mom laid her first egg on March 2

If you'll remember, Mom and her mate have always practiced delayed incubation, meaning they'll leave one, two or even three eggs uncovered, or "alone" in the nest, to increase the chances of the eggs hatching closer together in time. So, just because we see Mom and DM2 now in 2022 away from N3 when we think they should be incubating, doesn't mean they aren't. There are all kinds of other explanations, of course, but a person could go crazy thinking of them. It's one reason why RRP decided to put cameras on nests so we could see for sure just what the heck was going on! :P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 07, 2022, 11:41:14 AM
As a rule, RRP says to look for Mom's first egg around February 24. The list below is copied from RRP's blog:

When will it happen? Eggs, falcons, ice-out, and snowy owls! - https://www.raptorresource.org/2022/01/28/when-will-it-happen-eggs-falcons-ice-out-and-snowy-owls/

    2021: We think Mom laid her first egg on or around February 24
    2020: Mom laid her first egg on February 26
    2019: Mom laid her first egg on February 22
    2018: Mom laid her first egg on February 21 [last year with Dad]
    2017: Mom laid her first egg on February 20
    2016: Mom laid her first egg on February 18
    2015: Mom laid her first egg on February 18
    2014: Mom laid her first egg on February 23
    2013: Unknown
    2012: Mom laid her first egg on February 17
    2011: Mom laid her first egg on February 23
    2010: Mom laid her first egg on February 25
    2009: Mom laid her first egg on March 2

If you'll remember, Mom and her mate have always practiced delayed incubation, meaning they'll leave one, two or even three eggs uncovered, or "alone" in the nest, to increase the chances of the eggs hatching closer together in time. So, just because we see Mom and DM2 now in 2022 away from N3 when we think they should be incubating, doesn't mean they aren't. There are all kinds of other explanations, of course, but a person could go crazy thinking of them. It's one reason why RRP decided to put cameras on nests so we could see for sure just what the heck was going on! :P

T40 - Love your last sentence!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 08, 2022, 05:52:28 AM
Mom showed up on M2 yesterday a lil after 4 pm, stayed for a bit and flew off to the right.  DM2 came a while later, but didn't get any pics of him.  He was above N1.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 08, 2022, 10:51:59 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Sunrise, GBH, goose by retention pond, and Mom in the bluffs
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on March 08, 2022, 03:01:30 PM
T40, thanks for the explanation of why Mom and DM2 would both be away from N3 at the same time.
Does anyone know if the N3 tree is completely dead?
Oh, how I miss our cams, but I am grateful to RRP and to all the people who post pictures and informed theories.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 08, 2022, 03:09:10 PM
Yes, lilbirdz, several "boots on the ground" have confirmed the N3 tree is dead. (Which reminds me of the song, "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead!")
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 09, 2022, 09:41:13 AM
Hey...is this nest for rent??
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: WendyC3 on March 09, 2022, 11:13:24 AM
There are now 2 Canada Geese on N2B making themselves at home. I have screen shots but have forgotten how to post them.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 09, 2022, 11:18:46 AM
The female goose arrived first, then followed by her mate.  They stayed around N2B for well over an hour or so.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: WendyC3 on March 09, 2022, 11:22:41 AM
Thanks for the pictures, Lisa. It's been so long since I posted here I totally forgot how.  I was so startled to see them when I checked the cam!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 09, 2022, 12:29:09 PM
Yikes!  Canada geese on N2B!  The idea of geese laying eggs here is just too, too, too . . .  :o

I think last year, geese checked out the nest also. Did some digging but did not stay then, either.

So, how do you tell a male from a female Canada goose??
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 09, 2022, 02:12:20 PM
Yikes!  Canada geese on N2B!  The idea of geese laying eggs here is just too, too, too . . .  :o

I think last year, geese checked out the nest also. Did some digging but did not stay then, either.

So, how do you tell a male from a female Canada goose??

STL - Someone on Explore chat said, "The males are larger & have thicker necks and rounded tails. The females tail is more brown & pointed".
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 09, 2022, 02:35:59 PM
Canada Geese househunting at Decorah. Explore.org 09 March 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sl2Ycmal-Q&ab_channel=ArleneBeech
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 09, 2022, 04:14:42 PM
Someone got word that the geese were around, and came to check out N2B a lil after 3pm.  Handsome DM2!!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 09, 2022, 04:39:18 PM
DM2, ever vigilant!  Have we determined if bald eagles have a sense of smell?  If so, he could tell that the geese had been there. 

Interesting comment about differences in male and female Canada geese.  AllAboutBirds.com doesn't mention any differences that I could find, and does not label their photos as male or female.  Love the eagle-eyed experts at Explore.org!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 09, 2022, 07:12:59 PM
STL - Yes, eagles have a sense of smell. I've seen it described as "no better than a humans'" sense of smell.They have all the necessary "equipment" like nostrils and an olfactory bulb. Similar to turkey vultures, bald eagles can use their sense of smell in foraging for food. There has been research suggesting siblings may be able to recognize each other by the scent of their preen oil on feathers. How cool is that?!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 09, 2022, 07:36:12 PM
T40, yes, very cool to know that eagles have a sense of smell.  But all those dead fish and other prey on the nest in the summer?  EEeeeewwwww.   OK, recognizing siblings by their smell is also cool.  Wonder how long that lasts after fledging.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 10, 2022, 05:44:53 AM
T40 - Thanks for the info about the eagles sense of smell. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 10, 2022, 10:33:29 AM
One goose back on N2B for a while this morning, starting about 9AM.  You sure can hear it coming and going!

The other pic is from earlier today, just a different view of the left edge of N2B and the creek (stream) below.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 10, 2022, 11:38:38 AM
Mom on N1 with her fish.  She went up to the Y after eating, and a brave lil squirrel walked right up to her!!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 10, 2022, 11:44:05 AM
Geese cozy up in popular Decorah eagles' nest

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 10, 2022, 02:15:24 PM
Lisa, that squirrel is lucky Mom had a fish instead of you-know-who!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 10, 2022, 02:58:30 PM
Lisa, that squirrel is lucky Mom had a fish instead of you-know-who!

STL - Oh, yes!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 11, 2022, 11:36:18 AM
No birds in view on my quick rewind this morning. Great opportunity for the cam ops to pan the area.  Here are 2 pics of the view from N2B toward the N1 location near the horse barn, so to the west (looking out to the south, from the retention pond to the right, which is west).

But, no sooner than whining about no birds, the Retention Pond fills up with geese, and an eagle swoops in low from the right bank over the water!  Better on rewind for sure, about 11:30.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on March 11, 2022, 11:44:14 AM
I am very grateful to all who post pics and information. Boy, do I miss having an active nest with cams. If the N3 nest tree is dying, I would assume that there won't be much foliage. How could this affect any eaglets that might hatch there?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 11, 2022, 12:20:10 PM
I am very grateful to all who post pics and information. Boy, do I miss having an active nest with cams. If the N3 nest tree is dying, I would assume that there won't be much foliage. How could this affect any eaglets that might hatch there?

lilbirz -
There was not any leaves on N3 when I attended After the Fledge last year in July, but there are trees around N3 that have leaves and shade.  The 3 eaglets all fledged successfully last season from N3, so I am guessing no foliage on the N3 tree did not affect them too much. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 11, 2022, 12:34:35 PM
STL - Great pics!  Pretty view from N2B.

Right after your last pic of the fishing the pond, the BE flew over to the pasture tree.  I have a feeling it might have been Mom, as a lil bit after that she was seen on N1 feaking her beak, as if she recently ate again.  She went up to the Y, and then flew off to the right.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 11, 2022, 03:12:47 PM
Love your flight pics, Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 11, 2022, 03:39:20 PM
Love your flight pics, Lisa!

Thank you, STL  :)

It was so good to see Mom today!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 11, 2022, 10:16:04 PM
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Decorah bald eagles nest gets new visitors!

https://decorahnews.com/news/4458/photo-of-the-day-decorah-bald-eagles-nest-gets-new-visitors/

Geese cozy up in popular Decorah eagles' nest

https://www.axios.com/local/des-moines/2022/03/10/decorah-eagles-nest-cam-geese
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2022, 09:40:21 AM
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Decorah bald eagles nest gets new visitors!

https://decorahnews.com/news/4458/photo-of-the-day-decorah-bald-eagles-nest-gets-new-visitors/

Geese cozy up in popular Decorah eagles' nest

https://www.axios.com/local/des-moines/2022/03/10/decorah-eagles-nest-cam-geese

T40, thanks for the links.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2022, 09:46:32 AM
Sunrise, and a RT Hawk?
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 12, 2022, 11:21:59 AM
There's a regatta on the Retention Pond this morning.  Geese back and forth several times.  I didn't see eagles on the rewind. 

Lisa, looks like a RTH to me, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2022, 05:54:38 PM
There's a regatta on the Retention Pond this morning.  Geese back and forth several times.  I didn't see eagles on the rewind. 

Lisa, looks like a RTH to me, too.

Geese were quite busy down there by the pond today. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 12, 2022, 06:00:00 PM
A sub-adult was spotted in the pines this afternoon behind the hatchery.  It soared around the hatchery for a bit, and then landed somewhere over by N1. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 13, 2022, 11:03:53 AM
The geese pair have returned to N2B this morning.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on March 13, 2022, 07:42:56 PM
;) :) :P

.. I don't know there Gus?
I'd say it's about 40 good wing flaps SSE to them thar bluffs - sigh - sure would make for some mighty fine digs though ..   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 14, 2022, 04:05:30 AM
;) :) :P

.. I don't know there Gus?
I'd say it's about 40 good wing flaps SSE to them thar bluffs - sigh - sure would make for some mighty fine digs though ..   ;D

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 14, 2022, 08:29:24 AM
The sub adult was above N1 this morning, and perched in the trees on the side of the raceways.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 14, 2022, 01:14:15 PM
Lisa, your pics of the sub-adult are better than mine!  Colorful for sure. 

A goose was back on N2B around 9:00 this morning.  Still too high for a safe nesting site, and there's those pesky adult BEs who come from time to time!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 16, 2022, 06:30:35 AM
Mom Decorah on M2 last evening a lil after 6 pm.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 16, 2022, 10:42:53 AM
Lisa, good to see Mom on her maple tree, but what's the situation with eggs at Decorah?

Canada geese are active these days, noisy, too!  Couple pics from this morning. They picked N1 to visit this time.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 16, 2022, 01:05:04 PM
Great pics, STL

Boy, those geese were noisy this morning!

I saw a comment that RRP replied to on Facebook, and they said no eggs at N3 as of Sunday, I believe. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 16, 2022, 02:16:25 PM
A few pics of the geese this morning at N1 & the Y, and then this afternoon one was at N2B.  Not sure if it is one of the ones from this morning at N1, but they have scraped a nice lil bowl and added some sticks inside it.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 16, 2022, 04:31:18 PM
Yikes! What if these geese lay eggs in their nest at N2B???  What do you think Mom and DM2 will do? Especially if they have not laid eggs at N3, as Lisa said in her post today.   The plot definitely thickens.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on March 16, 2022, 11:06:11 PM
Oh my, that is just so very wrong....a goose on the Y!  Webbed feet on the branch!! ;D ;D ;D  The more I looked at it, the more I laughed.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on March 17, 2022, 12:01:21 AM
Those Canadians are stepping over the line when it comes to property rights and pursuit of happiness!!  Especially when the property is owned by our Bald Eagles, representatives of the American way and all.  Who do they think they are....(the Canadians)....Russians?
Tell them there will be NO hockey played on the retention pond!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 17, 2022, 12:02:21 AM
Oh my, that is just so very wrong....a goose on the Y!  Webbed feet on the branch!! ;D ;D ;D  The more I looked at it, the more I laughed.
:o ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: RubyRed246 on March 17, 2022, 10:56:48 AM
Shout out to all mods,
In the world of the Canada goose by Joe Van Wormer and Canada Geese (Pond Animals) Paperback (found on Amazon) you might want to get a head start on our new guest. lol
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 17, 2022, 11:31:26 AM
Ruby, really?  Eeewwww.  All birds are important and special, but this watcher hopes that the Canada goose trying out N2B decides to go elsewhere. Like on the ground!  Safer to avoid that really long first step for goslings, who can leave the nest very soon after hatching.  Somebody tell the goose that eagles eat other birds, just sayin'.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 17, 2022, 11:57:18 AM
DM2 above N1, and Mom on the Y this morning around 7:15am
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 18, 2022, 04:58:41 AM
From rewind last night - Mom was spotted on M2, and she must have seen a fish she wanted in the pond.  She flew down to the side of the pond, went in and hauled out a huge fish!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on March 18, 2022, 06:53:00 AM
Must have been hungryyyyy.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 18, 2022, 07:05:23 AM
Must have been hungryyyyy.

P

Puff
- That is the same thing I thought! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on March 18, 2022, 07:06:30 AM
I see today's your special day, Lisa  Enjoy!!!!

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 18, 2022, 07:23:21 AM
I see today's your special day, Lisa  Enjoy!!!!

P

Thank you, Puff :-*

Now, if Mom & DM2 showed it, it would make the day even better!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 18, 2022, 10:38:48 AM
Happy Special Day to you, Lisa!  That was one huge fish that Mom dragged ashore yesterday. Enough to share with you, me, Puff, DM2!   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 18, 2022, 11:41:15 AM
Happy Special Day to you, Lisa!  That was one huge fish that Mom dragged ashore yesterday. Enough to share with you, me, Puff, DM2!   ;)

Thank you, STL!

Yep, plenty to share.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 18, 2022, 01:06:29 PM
Guess who came back to N2B just a short while ago?    >:(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 18, 2022, 01:49:51 PM
The geese pair came back to N2B around 12:43pm.  The female sat in the nest, scraped some more out of the bowl, and added some sticks.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on March 19, 2022, 04:11:32 AM
N4 BOTG ?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 19, 2022, 10:30:59 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - The moon, and big birdy being chased by lil bird over the retention pond - vocals heard, and then DM2 is above N1!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 20, 2022, 12:05:55 AM
Per RRP's FB page, if you subscribe to Netflix, don't miss Episode 2 - 'Birds of Prey' of Season 2 of the series "Animal." I think you'll recognize some of the bald and Philippine eagles! ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on March 24, 2022, 08:20:10 AM
Entrenchments on N2B are not being dug by Ukrainians.  And poop-shots are cute and funny.  Goose poop is not! :-[

And when did Cheers become a chain?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on March 24, 2022, 08:28:44 AM
Oh-oh!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 24, 2022, 08:38:31 AM
Mother Goose laid an egg in N2B around 8:25am!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: oldguy on March 24, 2022, 08:49:12 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 Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 24, 2022, 09:27:30 AM
Gosling jump! Gosling jump! :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 24, 2022, 09:38:24 AM
How far is N2B from water?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: oldguy on March 24, 2022, 09:51:04 AM
Peep - the distance from the trail to the water is about 190 ft according to Google maps - the N2B tree is about in the middle of that area
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 24, 2022, 10:22:38 AM
Thanks, im sure mama goose has considered that!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: CheeseQueen1976 on March 24, 2022, 10:36:49 AM
Hi, all! I haven't posted in a while, it's been a rough winter for me & my family, & the "dust" still hasn't settled yet. It's a work in progress....

Anywho.... I don't mind watching our new goose family in the making. This should be interesting! Besides, goslings are adorable! 🥰

Just tuned in & rewound.... What happened to the egg?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 24, 2022, 11:10:38 AM
While, the goose was on the nest, Mom was on M2. 
I thought for sure Mom would run the goose out, but she flew off M2 and headed back in the direction on N3, it looked like. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 24, 2022, 11:12:56 AM
Lisa, a goose egg indeed at N2B. Shortly after, Miz Goose pulled in sticks to rebuild the nest, on top of the egg!!  Or did the egg slip down the hole she had dug?  Is it common for geese to bury an egg and then leave?  Mom (eagle) was perching in her maple tree just after the egg/burying.  This will be an interesting story to watch -- live!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on March 24, 2022, 11:37:24 AM
N2B altitude is closer to 70 ft than 190!  And base of N2B is maybe 10 to 15 feet from stream edge.  Now....A squared plus B squared equals C squared, square root of C equals....where's my calculator???
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 24, 2022, 11:38:51 AM
Lisa, a goose egg indeed at N2B. Shortly after, Miz Goose pulled in sticks to rebuild the nest, on top of the egg!!  Or did the egg slip down the hole she had dug?  Is it common for geese to bury an egg and then leave?  Mom (eagle) was perching in her maple tree just after the egg/burying.  This will be an interesting story to watch -- live!

The mod on Explore, said that will bury the eggs and cover it, so predators don't know there is an egg in there.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 24, 2022, 11:43:13 AM
I wonder how long before she lays another? They typically have between 4 and 9!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on March 24, 2022, 11:46:27 AM
Goslings are really cute but I'm not going to get too excited about seeing them since they'll jump from the nest within 24 hours of hatching.  We'll only see them for a day (assuming they hatch).
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 24, 2022, 12:44:32 PM
Ginger, yes, assuming the goose eggs hatch. And assuming the goslings survive the plunge to the ground, we might see them growing up.  70 feet is far! and what's the ground like under the nest?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on March 24, 2022, 01:20:52 PM
Why do I now see no egg - eagle or goose - in nest 2B?

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 24, 2022, 01:26:04 PM
Why do I now see no egg - eagle or goose - in nest 2B?

P

She covered it up to protect it from predators seeing it. It is hard to catch, but the scene is there in the scroll.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Arcadia on March 24, 2022, 03:35:11 PM
Interesting about the Mama covering her egg. One of the first years I came to the forums geese had a nest fairly high up, although I don't remember if it was this high. They hatched maybe 8 goslings. I held my breath when Mama goose jumped off the nest and the babies formed a line behind her and one by one jumped off to follow her. The cam then focused at the bottom of the tree where there was some pretty high grass, and before long Mama walked out of the grass and 8 little goslings followed right behind in a row. Fascinating watching.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 24, 2022, 06:01:22 PM
Mom on the Y this afternoon at 4:50pm
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on March 24, 2022, 07:12:11 PM
Oh my gosh!!   :o  A goose egg?!?  Me mind boggles.  Will the eagles leave them alone, I wonder?  Oldguy, thanks for the links.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2022, 03:53:43 AM
Mother Goose returned to N2B last night, and around 7:52pm laid her 2nd egg.  It seems she stayed on the eggs till sometime around midnight, then covered them up and flew off. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 26, 2022, 08:42:46 AM
Lisa, great catch of the second goose egg!  I was fixated on the North nest in early evening, but was wondering about the 2-day gap between laying eggs here at N2B.  We will learn much about the process for Canada geese.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 26, 2022, 08:56:38 AM
This video has been on YouTube for awhile. It is so funny, but also shows the extent geese will defend their nesting area!  ;D

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AMdhAFPWzFw
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2022, 10:48:01 AM
Lisa, great catch of the second goose egg!  I was fixated on the North nest in early evening, but was wondering about the 2-day gap between laying eggs here at N2B.  We will learn much about the process for Canada geese.

I was reading RRP's Facebook post about the geese that was made yesterday.  They mentioned, She will most likely lay egg #2 some time on March 25, or about 35 hours after egg #1.

If I did my math correctly, egg # 2 came a lil over 35 hours. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on March 26, 2022, 02:11:45 PM
Now that the geese have "fowled" N2B, what are the chances that Mom and DM2 will ever use it again? After the geese are gone, could RRP knock down the nest and start over with a new platform and nesting materials? They would be handy in case we get lucky next year and N3 can't be used.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 26, 2022, 02:24:12 PM
Now that the geese have "fowled" N2B, what are the chances that Mom and DM2 will ever use it again? After the geese are gone, could RRP knock down the nest and start over with a new platform and nesting materials? They would be handy in case we get lucky next year and N3 can't be used.
The geese may use it again next year, so that would be cruel! Mom Decorah had her chance and choice of multiple nests. It looks like she may not breed this year - her choice.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 26, 2022, 02:43:16 PM
Now that the geese have "fowled" N2B, what are the chances that Mom and DM2 will ever use it again? After the geese are gone, could RRP knock down the nest and start over with a new platform and nesting materials? They would be handy in case we get lucky next year and N3 can't be used.
The geese may use it again next year, so that would be cruel! Mom Decorah had her chance and choice of multiple nests. It looks like she may not breed this year - her choice.

I've been reading some of the comments on RRP's Facebook that they posted yesterday about Mother Goose laying her first egg. 

Many have wondered about Mom & DM2, and this was one of RRP's replies...... we think Mom has finally laid an egg or eggs! I'm hoping to post more on that today!   That was 3 hours ago, so hopefully we will see a post soon about Mom & DM2!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on March 26, 2022, 11:45:44 PM
Hmm'  - The diligent Decorah Eagles BOTG army must have spotting scoped something out ..
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on March 27, 2022, 12:06:39 AM
This is why I like the wild in wildlife !

.. on the same Decorah Eagles 2022 forum page, one post between them even !  8)

RRP ROCKS and their awesome cameras ROLL .

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2022, 08:52:57 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Mother Goose had egg#3, Mom on M2, and eating a large fish by the pond
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 27, 2022, 11:12:02 AM
Lisa, So it was Mom on the maple and picking on the dead fish carcass this morning. She does not seem bothered by the goose taking over N2B. Strange, but true!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2022, 11:38:52 AM
Lisa, So it was Mom on the maple and picking on the dead fish carcass this morning. She does not seem bothered by the goose taking over N2B. Strange, but true!

Yep, Mom on M2 and eating the carcass.  You are right, she does not seem bothered by the goose in N2B.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 27, 2022, 08:13:43 PM
Miz. Goose tried to bury the eggs before she left earlier, but the nest bowl isn't large enough, and there's not much to cover them with.  Be interesting to see if they get discovered by predators during the night. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 27, 2022, 08:47:55 PM
I hope not!  :'(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 28, 2022, 05:53:19 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
2h

What has been going on with Mom and DM2 this year?  RRP staff and volunteers have been monitoring Mom and DM2 at N3 and the hatchery, and we have a pretty good record of their whereabouts with boots-on-the-ground observations and appearances on the hatchery cams. We have documented her standing in the nest for long periods of time, but she didn't begin incubating until sometime between Robin's observations on Sunday, March 20 and Dave Kester's observations on the morning of Tuesday, March 22.

Why was she so late? A lot of people asked if she had entered menopause. Like mammals, female birds hatch with a fixed number of ova in their ovaries. How many do bald eagles have? We don’t know, but Waha Thuweeka (a.k.a. Bill Voelker), director of the Sia breeding project, told us that his Golden Eagle Micah was 52 years of age when she laid the egg that produced her daughter Waipi. At 19 years old, Mom is just into Bald Eagle middle age, so menopause shouldn't be an issue. I briefly worried that DM2 had been replaced, since a new mate can also push egg-laying back, but we saw him enough on the hatchery cams to be sure we were seeing DM2.

We also know that bald eagles, like many other birds, have internal circannual clocks that are timed in part with circadian rhythms: the 24-hour cycle of night and day that drives activities like reproduction, molt, and migration. But bald eagles can desynchronize, or be thrown off their reproductive cycle, if something disturbs them in the period leading up to egg laying, or their eggs are destroyed after laying. So Mom could have laid an egg that broke or was destroyed, or been thrown off her cycle by something that shut down her reproductive activity. Raccoons, chunks of ice, and sticks can all destroy eggs, while ongoing harassment by humans, eagles, and/or other animals can delay nesting activity.

It took about three-and-a-half weeks for DM2 to bring Mom back into condition by courting her, bringing food gifts, and copulating with her - about the same amount of time it took Mrs. North to recycle when her lone egg broke back in 2018. Whatever happened, we are happy to report that Mom and DM2 finally have some amount of eggs and we anticipate hatch at N3 on or around April 25. Way to go, Mom and DM2!

Thanks to Robin Brumm, Dave Kester, and Laura Juszczyk for helping keeping tabs on the nest! Thanks to Mark Worcester for the incubation photo! We're looking forward to Robin's Day Trips in the months to come. If you'd like to learn more about eagles and ova, follow this link from last year: https://www.raptorresource.org/.../has-ma-fsv-entered.../.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 28, 2022, 06:19:14 PM
Thank you, T40.....this is a wonderful update!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on March 28, 2022, 07:36:15 PM
Thank you T40 for pulling forward RRP's FB post.
That's great news about Mom and DM2 on N3.  8)

This news also bodes well for MG1 on N2B who has now laid 4 eggs ..
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 28, 2022, 08:09:25 PM
MG1 Hahaha!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 29, 2022, 03:52:02 AM
BL - Great pic of Mother Goose and her eggs!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 29, 2022, 03:56:30 AM
Just checked in on MG, and I see she spent the night on N2B.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 29, 2022, 07:52:52 AM
Father Goose has joined her this morning!  :D  It looks like he approves!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Arcadia on March 29, 2022, 08:54:54 AM
Thank you T40 for bringing us the update on Mom. I've been wondering.

Thank you, Lisa, for the picture of the goose on the nest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 29, 2022, 11:32:15 AM
Busy morning at the Decorah nest sites.  Miz Goose laid a 4th egg yesterday, see video posted on the chat for the actual laying! She spent the night on the nest, see Lisa's pic. Early morning, the male goose came in and they both hollered at passing geese or other possible threats, and both stayed on N2B for several hours, then just Miz Goose again until 11:30AM when I posted this. 

Do we have an official designation for the Goose couple on N2B?

At 8:00 one of the eagles was on top of the bluffs, near where the geese have been hanging out.  I expected to see a challenge at N2B, but nothing happened on the rewind.  Instead, Mom brought a big red squirrel carcass to N1 and ate part of it.  Then she went to the Y and was joined by DM2. They chattered for a bit, then DM2 ate more of the squirrel and Mom flew off.  Possibly she returned to N3, where RRP reports there may be egg or eggs now.  Whew!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 29, 2022, 11:34:20 AM
Pics of Mom and DM2 and the squirrel carcass. All on the rewind about 9:00 this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 29, 2022, 11:55:48 AM
Mom was really enjoying that squirrel! Maybe needed some red meat.  ;) :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 29, 2022, 12:06:44 PM
Pics of Mom and DM2 and the squirrel carcass. All on the rewind about 9:00 this morning.

Great pics, STL!

It sure was a busy morning in Decorah.  It was so good to see Mom & DM2, tho!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 29, 2022, 12:11:13 PM
A closeup of Mother Goose from last night, a BE on the bluffs, Mother Goose and her eggs with Father Goose on nest, and Mom vocalizing at N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on March 29, 2022, 01:57:14 PM
MG-1 LOL!!!  Love it.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 29, 2022, 04:50:32 PM
Mother Goose & Father Goose
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 29, 2022, 05:38:59 PM
They are so cute!  :D 💖
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 30, 2022, 11:34:33 AM
Eagles this morning -- One in the pines Retention Pond bluff about 7:30. Not sure which, who flies away to the East (direction of N3??) At about 10:30, DM2 shows up at the Y, then moves to N1 and flies off with the squirrel carcass (intention to carry it to N3???). DM2 stops in a tree near the pasture corner, picks at the carcass, but it falls out of the tree. After a short time, DM2 leaves.

All this is better on the rewind, or video.  Watch and see if one of the eagles comes back to retrieve the carcass.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 30, 2022, 11:39:23 AM
Meanwhile, a hawk perched in a tree at the base of the Retention Pond bluffs about 8:30 this morning.

Miz Goose spent part of the night on the N2B nest. She was there at 7:00 AM and stayed through this posting at 11:30.  On rewind, watch her pull downy feathers from her body to place around the eggs. And she napped some, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2022, 12:20:19 PM
Meanwhile, a hawk perched in a tree at the base of the Retention Pond bluffs about 8:30 this morning.

Miz Goose spent part of the night on the N2B nest. She was there at 7:00 AM and stayed through this posting at 11:30.  On rewind, watch her pull downy feathers from her body to place around the eggs. And she napped some, too.

Great pics, STL!

Sorry if some of mine are duplicates.   :-\
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2022, 12:25:31 PM
Morning pics from Decorah - Mom in the bluffs, RT Hawk perched below the bluffs, and not sure who the other BE was this morning, but it was well hidden in the trees down past N1 until it flew out and perched on a branch
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2022, 03:47:47 PM
From rewind - DM2 on N1 with the squirrel that Mom brought in yesterday
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 30, 2022, 04:18:29 PM
I hope no critters disturb this goose pair, like owls and raccoons. Has anyone seen Father Goose bring any food to his mate? What do they eat anyway? They don't feed like the raptors.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 30, 2022, 04:34:02 PM
PeepSpy, Good question about what geese eat. AllAboutBirds.org has the skinny on nesting, brooding, feeding, etc.  You are correct that they are very different from eagles! The male goose does not bring food, so I expect that Miz Goose will leave the nest to feed.

The chat site says that there are now 5 eggs! Eggs take about 25-28 days to hatch.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 30, 2022, 04:54:28 PM
PeepSpy, Good question about what geese eat. AllAboutBirds.org has the skinny on nesting, brooding, feeding, etc.  You are correct that they are very different from eagles! The male goose does not bring food, so I expect that Miz Goose will leave the nest to feed.

The chat site says that there are now 5 eggs! Eggs take about 25-28 days to hatch.
When did she sneak the 5th in?  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: RubyRed246 on March 30, 2022, 05:34:45 PM
Since when does N1 have so much nest material? Did I miss something?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2022, 05:46:15 PM
PeepSpy, Good question about what geese eat. AllAboutBirds.org has the skinny on nesting, brooding, feeding, etc.  You are correct that they are very different from eagles! The male goose does not bring food, so I expect that Miz Goose will leave the nest to feed.

The chat site says that there are now 5 eggs! Eggs take about 25-28 days to hatch.
When did she sneak the 5th in?  ;D

Peep - I am thinking some time this morning when the cams were on Mom and that other BE. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2022, 05:58:25 PM
Mother Goose and her 5 eggs, MG covering eggs so she can take a break, MG's egg bowl, and MG plucked some down feathers to place on the other side of her
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 30, 2022, 06:00:06 PM
Since when does N1 have so much nest material? Did I miss something?

Ruby - RRP made a starter nest there hoping that Mom & DM2 would take to it. 

DM2 brought a stick or two there, but they mostly use it to eat on.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 30, 2022, 08:04:43 PM
Lisa - Love your pics of the incredibly handsome DM2! Haven't seen him close up in a while and he looks so striking!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on March 30, 2022, 11:24:31 PM
At about 6:44 an eagle did a flyby of N2B.  Mother Goose jumped up, whirled around, spread her wings, and honked up a storm.  I took a couple of screenshots, but then I came across a gif that Explore mod GABear did that is much clearer than my shots.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 31, 2022, 01:37:09 AM
Wow, Ginger! Thanks! :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 31, 2022, 01:59:22 AM
D27 and D36 phone home. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 31, 2022, 02:00:54 AM
 You know...that famous ABBA tune?! :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2022, 03:52:19 AM
Lisa - Love your pics of the incredibly handsome DM2! Haven't seen him close up in a while and he looks so striking!

Thank you, T40  :)

It was good to see him!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2022, 04:23:46 AM
Ginger, thanks for GABear's gif of the eagle fly-by! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2022, 04:24:23 AM
You know...that famous ABBA tune?! :)

T40 - Thanks for the info on our traveling D's!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2022, 09:30:38 AM
Around 6:15am this morning two BE's were on N1 and the Y.  They sounded like Mom & DM2, but I am not so sure they were them.  The pair even copulated on the Y. 
This is the female in the pics, and to me, it does not look like Mom.  I am not seeing any eyeshadow. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2022, 09:36:31 AM
Mother Goose earlier this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 31, 2022, 10:53:55 AM
Lisa, I watched the eagles on the  Y this morning about 6:30, and thought it was DM2 (higher on the branch before mating) and Mom. The mating was pretty blurry because of cameras and time of day.  Mom flew off and DM2 stayed (I think that's your pic), then the camera switched to the Goose nest.  Explore folks may have definite IDs.

Miz Goose was off the nest for a couple of hours early morning before light. She has been back since about 6:00.  Those 5 eggs really fill up the nest bowl.  Hope she is done laying, but we'll see.

That video of the eagle fly-by is wonderful!  Also great to have the maps showing D27 and D36.  D27 is nearby and she's old enough to mate, isn't she?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2022, 12:36:32 PM
STL - Great pics, and it sure was an exciting morning in Decorah!

The one that was closest to the cam (bottom) was the one that stayed, and I am pretty sure that was the female, as the other one was on top during copulation. 

I don't know, might just be me, but these two eagles don't look the same (mom top, and eagle on Y this morning, bottom). 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on March 31, 2022, 12:49:17 PM
Gee, just when we think we've got stuff figured out...   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on March 31, 2022, 12:55:25 PM
Unoccupied BE nests right next to a fish hatchery must be pretty inviting places to explore for young adult BE pairs at this time of year.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on March 31, 2022, 01:38:17 PM
Gee, just when we think we've got stuff figured out...   

Have a seat! Quack!  ;D
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on March 31, 2022, 04:24:32 PM
Peep, love your confusion couch! One of my many wonderments is whether Miz Goose is going to stop with 5 eggs.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Arcadia on March 31, 2022, 04:25:51 PM
Very funny, Peep!

I am concerned about the goose family. Mother Goose is formidable, but those goslings would be a nice meal for the eagles. Even if they hatch well and leave the nest, the eagles still could grab them up. Maybe Peep's couch was a worry couch. ;(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on March 31, 2022, 05:55:35 PM
In over a decade we've never seen the Decorah Eagles with a gosling Canadian for a meal.  I think they're protected by the Mayo Rochester Canadian Goose Acceptance Treaty (better known as MRCGA Treaty....that's right....the Mr. Ciga' Treaty).  They still have a covenant with the hatchery that disallows hockey on the retention pond, though!   :) ;) :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 31, 2022, 06:24:07 PM
This beautiful pair was just on the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 31, 2022, 09:18:27 PM
9 Under-The-Radar Iowa Towns

https://www.worldatlas.com/cities/9-under-the-radar-iowa-towns.html

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Summer at the fish hatchery in Decorah, Iowa.

One of the Decorah eagles' nests now has an egg—a goose egg!

https://decorahnews.com/news/4598/one-of-the-decorah-eagles-nests-now-has-an-egga-goose-egg/

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2022, 06:43:53 AM
This pair spent the night above N1 - Male in the nest, and Female in front, male back
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 01, 2022, 07:02:35 AM
Lisa, they look like a younger pair! Wonder if one or both could be Mom and Dad's offspring? Always wondered that about the Norths too.  ;) :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2022, 07:18:03 AM
Lisa, they look like a younger pair! Wonder if one or both could be Mom and Dad's offspring? Always wondered that about the Norths too.  ;) :D

I don't know, Peep, but they seem pretty defensive. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 01, 2022, 07:41:40 AM
T40, thank you for the information on Iowa towns.

LISA, I hope the pair of BE at N1 don't go exploring around N2 when the geese are away.  Good looking couple.

PEEP, hard to tell but looks like 6 to me also.  Thank you for the Reggae pictures yesterday.  Sitting on the worry couch.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 01, 2022, 08:00:37 AM
T40, thank you for the information on Iowa towns.

LISA, I hope the pair of BE at N1 don't go exploring around N2 when the geese are away.  Good looking couple.

PEEP, hard to tell but looks like 6 to me also.  Thank you for the Reggae pictures yesterday.  Sitting on the worry couch.
He is a cutie!  :D 
Serena is a mischief!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2022, 08:15:56 AM
T40, thank you for the information on Iowa towns.

LISA, I hope the pair of BE at N1 don't go exploring around N2 when the geese are away.  Good looking couple.

PEEP, hard to tell but looks like 6 to me also.  Thank you for the Reggae pictures yesterday.  Sitting on the worry couch.

jaspurr - So far, the eagles have left Mother Goose alone. 

I am thinking they don't want to deal with an angry Mother and Father Goose!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2022, 08:28:06 AM
The pair return again on the Y this morning after daylight.   - Female in N1, and both on the Y (male top, female bottom)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 01, 2022, 11:30:04 AM
Very, very interesting to see this new pair around N1.  No bands, 'eh? So not D27.  Kinda late in the season for laying eggs, but we'll watch the situation.  Also wondering what Mom and DM2 are doing at N3, of course.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 01, 2022, 12:27:25 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project

'House Hunters' or 'As The Nest Turns'? Why not both! If you've been watching the Decorah Eagles, you know a Canada Goose is incubating six eggs in N2B and we've seen a pair of eagles in and around N1 for a couple of weeks. We initially identified them as Mom and DM2, although we wondered why they were so far from their nest after full incubation began. But the couple at N1 last night were clearly not Mom and DM2! They enjoyed a little evening delight in the last moments of twilight and were sunning themselves at the Y this morning. Where were the Decorah eagles while all this was going on? Last night, boots on the ground Dave Kester reported that Mom is sticking tight to her nest!

For anyone who missed our new House Hunters/As The Nest Turns mashup: Mom and DM2 are nesting at N3 behind the Walmart in Decorah. Mom finally started laying eggs on or around March 20 - a feather over three weeks later than her usual schedule: https://www.raptorresource.org/.../29/finally-an-egg-at-n3/. In the meantime, a Canada Goose couple took over N2B and Mother Goose began laying eggs in the nest. As of this morning, we confirmed six! https://www.raptorresource.org/.../a-canada-goose-egg-in.../ and https://www.raptorresource.org/.../canada-geese.../. Not long after that, eagles began appearing at N1. We thought they were Mom and DM2, and we might have seen them a few times, especially before Mom went into full incubation. But the pair hanging out there right now aren't Mom and DM2!

Decorah Eagles
April 1, 2022: Six eggs for Mom Goose: https://youtu.be/v37NFoKQ_sU
April 1, 2022: Eagle on N1 and the Y-Branch (note: this video opens with a slumbering goose): https://youtu.be/Tujc_RgCYxA
March 31, 2022: BE pair on the Y, copulation: https://youtu.be/q_8y084TfrU

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April 1, 2022: It's not an April Fool's joke - a new pair of eagles are taking a hard look at N1!

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March 30, 2022: What a beautiful bird! Mrs. Goose at N2B.

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March 25, 2022: N3. Photo by Mark Worcester.

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March 30, 2022: We built this starter nest after the original nest washed out of the tree. Will the new eagles approve of our handiwork? We'll see!

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March 30, 2022: The goose and the gander! Male Canada geese do not incubate, but they will defend their mates. We think he might have been responding to the new bald eagle couple, but we don't know that for sure.

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March 30, 2022: A new pair in a deeply treasured place!

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April 1, 2022: Mrs. Goose tends to her six eggs!

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March 3, 2022: Mom and DM2. Photo by Robin Brumm.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 01, 2022, 01:26:21 PM
I have to admit that RRP's story does hang together.  Apparently we (I) have been seeing what we (I) expected to see!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: RubyRed246 on April 01, 2022, 02:06:07 PM
Since when does N1 have so much nest material? Did I miss something?

Ruby - RRP made a starter nest there hoping that Mom & DM2 would take to it. 

DM2 brought a stick or two there, but they mostly use it to eat on.
Thank you, Lisa. I hadn't heard about RRP making a starter nest at N1. How did I miss that?! Never know what we will see next around and about the nests :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 01, 2022, 02:13:38 PM
Ginger - I (we) agree with you. ;)

I don't know if it's all the fault of climate change, but everybirdy's timing seems to be off and confusing us mere mortals!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 01, 2022, 02:24:15 PM
Scrolling through the rewind, looks like the goose now has 6 eggs in the N2B nest.  And she is using the shorter branches from the rails as nest bowl material.  The goslings won't really need rails because they leave the nest soon after hatching.  What a year this is being!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2022, 02:28:49 PM
Thanks for the RRP post, T40

A very good update from RRP about the happening around the hatchery. 

Ruby - YW  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 01, 2022, 02:41:31 PM
Decorah Eagles 3-31-22, 6:15 am BE pair on the Y, copulation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_8y084TfrU&ab_channel=tulsaducati

Decorah Eagles 3-31-22, 6:10 pm 2 BE's on the Y, not sure who - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNH3TubKP6g&ab_channel=tulsaducati

Decorah Eagles~DM2 & Mom Visit N1-On High Alert Upsets New Geese Couple _3.29.22 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXvWxwoCIG0&ab_channel=chickiedee64
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 01, 2022, 03:12:57 PM
T40, Thanks for the links to "As the Nest-World Turns" for Decorah.  Miz Goose is gonna be naked if she lays many more eggs! All those downy feathers she pulls to line the nest. And Mr Goose is off somewhere doing his goosey thing!

Can't wait to see what happens with the new pair of BEs!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2022, 04:40:45 PM
Decorah Eagles 3-31-22, 6:15 am BE pair on the Y, copulation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_8y084TfrU&ab_channel=tulsaducati

Decorah Eagles 3-31-22, 6:10 pm 2 BE's on the Y, not sure who - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNH3TubKP6g&ab_channel=tulsaducati

Decorah Eagles~DM2 & Mom Visit N1-On High Alert Upsets New Geese Couple _3.29.22 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXvWxwoCIG0&ab_channel=chickiedee64

Thanks, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2022, 06:21:34 PM
Mom Decorah on M2, and down by the retention pond this evening
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2022, 06:57:28 PM
Reflection......
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 01, 2022, 07:42:29 PM
Not sure who these two are, but they showed up on the Y and N1 again tonight.  One looks like Mom D to me, but who knows!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on April 01, 2022, 10:51:46 PM
We're all on the couch .. but not that confused and in the NWZ thanks to all of the great updates from all of you die hard Decorah Eagle forum fans and RRP.   8)

BOTG hard core Decorah BE searchers a special shout out. 
Don't make me come over there and :-* you.

Both of these BE 'kids' came from these here parts ..

D27 and D36's travels 01/01/2022 -to- 03/27/2022.

D36 stuck pretty close to the Cedar River and it's tributaries almost the entire time.

It's all about the clean water cricks, streams, lakes and rivers for BE's   :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2022, 05:35:30 AM
We're all on the couch .. but not that confused and in the NWZ thanks to all of the great updates from all of you die hard Decorah Eagle forum fans and RRP.   8)

BOTG hard core Decorah BE searchers a special shout out. 
Don't make me come over there and :-* you.

Both of these BE 'kids' came from these here parts ..

D27 and D36's travels 01/01/2022 -to- 03/27/2022.

D36 stuck pretty close to the Cedar River and it's tributaries almost the entire time.

It's all about the clean water cricks, streams, lakes and rivers for BE's   :)

Wonderful maps, BL!

Thank you!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 02, 2022, 10:17:59 AM
Always enjoy the maps from BL, and great pics of the eagles, Lisa, even if we are confused about who is who these days.

Heavy spring snow this morning. One of "those" eagles was perched for a long time in the pasture corner tree near N1. I'd say it was a male because of flat head shape and very white feathered head.  But DM2 or unknown??  And Miz Goose is coping with the snow on N2B.  Hope her 6 eggs are coping, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on April 02, 2022, 10:56:25 AM
Lisa, love the reflection picture.
Thanks to all for the solid information. That does not mean, however, that I have a grip on what is going on. I just miss having Mom and DM2 where I can follow them closely and be amused by the other happenings. The N1 pair seems like a nice young couple.
The geese are handsome, but I still have that "what is wrong with this picture?" feeling. Also, some pairs moved into our community because of the pond, and their multitudinous droppings have us saying "there goes the neighborhood". The pathways are treacherous.
It's going to be a very weird year.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 02, 2022, 11:37:53 AM
Mama has down packed around the 6 eggs. They are safe and cozy!  :D
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2022, 01:16:59 PM
Peep - I have been out all day, so Mother Goose is still with 6 eggs?  She hasn't been sneaky and laid a 7th, huh?

lil - Thanks, I loved that reflections pics too!  I totally get where you are coming from with missing Mom & DM2.

STL - Confusing yes!  It's like that Abbott and Costello comedy skit...Who's on first, What's on second, I don't know is on third ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 02, 2022, 01:43:32 PM
Peep - I have been out all day, so Mother Goose is still with 6 eggs?  She hasn't been sneaky and laid a 7th, huh?

lil - Thanks, I loved that reflections pics too!  I totally get where you are coming from with missing Mom & DM2.

STL - Confusing yes!  It's like that Abbott and Costello comedy skit...Who's on first, What's on second, I don't know is on third ;D
Who knows, Lisa? We really don't get a good look at her comepletely rolling them. Maybe geese don't have to like the eagles.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2022, 01:47:31 PM
A few early morning pics from Decorah - A BE was spotted near N1 over Trout Creek, and Mother Goose on snow day
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2022, 01:48:16 PM
Peep - I have been out all day, so Mother Goose is still with 6 eggs?  She hasn't been sneaky and laid a 7th, huh?

lil - Thanks, I loved that reflections pics too!  I totally get where you are coming from with missing Mom & DM2.

STL - Confusing yes!  It's like that Abbott and Costello comedy skit...Who's on first, What's on second, I don't know is on third ;D
Who knows, Lisa? We really don't get a good look at her comepletely rolling them. Maybe geese don't have to like the eagles.  ;)

Ok, thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2022, 03:42:25 PM
This afternoon two BE's were spotted in the bluffs.  It looked like the female had arrived first, and then the male flew in and attempted to copulate, but female wasn't interested.  The male flew off, and female stayed for a bit before heading off to the right behind the trees by the hatchery.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 02, 2022, 03:47:13 PM
The snow melted already!

I could swear I see 7!  :o Far left under the fluff!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2022, 03:52:59 PM
Peep - I just screenshot this one.  I still see 6.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51977868936_ebf935d06d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 02, 2022, 03:55:29 PM
The snow melted already!

I could swear I see 7!  :o Far left under the fluff!


Now, you are making me wonder about my pic.  Is the egg on top in my pic sitting on another egg?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 02, 2022, 04:12:15 PM
The snow melted already!

I could swear I see 7!  :o Far left under the fluff!

Don't know - time will tell at the jump!  ;D
Now, you are making me wonder about my pic.  Is the egg on top in my pic sitting on another egg?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2022, 09:28:15 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Close up of Mother Goose sleeping, Mother Goose, deer in the bluffs, and BE on the Y that looked like DM2
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on April 03, 2022, 09:53:15 AM
Heads Up Scheduling:  Tomorrow at 10:00 am CDT, John Howe and Amy Ries are going to be on IPR's "Talk of Iowa" with Charity Nebbe, discussing eagle and goose activity in Decorah and Decorah North.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 03, 2022, 11:33:26 AM
Thanks for pics and broadcast update this morning.  We are learning so many new things this season.

Egg roll during the night didn't reveal how many. Miz Goose was away from the nest for a while about 9:00 AM.  She covered the eggs with her own downy feathers, so no chance to count them.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: CheeseQueen1976 on April 03, 2022, 12:07:53 PM
I might be crazy, but I think I see EIGHT!!!

Thanks for pics and broadcast update this morning.  We are learning so many new things this season.

Egg roll during the night didn't reveal how many. Miz Goose was away from the nest for a while about 9:00 AM.  She covered the eggs with her own downy feathers, so no chance to count them.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2022, 12:08:23 PM
Heads Up Scheduling:  Tomorrow at 10:00 am CDT, John Howe and Amy Ries are going to be on IPR's "Talk of Iowa" with Charity Nebbe, discussing eagle and goose activity in Decorah and Decorah North.

Thanks for the info, eburg
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 03, 2022, 12:16:45 PM
I might be crazy, but I think I see EIGHT!!!

Thanks for pics and broadcast update this morning.  We are learning so many new things this season.

Egg roll during the night didn't reveal how many. Miz Goose was away from the nest for a while about 9:00 AM.  She covered the eggs with her own downy feathers, so no chance to count them.
I can see 7 with a pic enlarged!  ;) :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2022, 12:17:05 PM
I might be crazy, but I think I see EIGHT!!!

Thanks for pics and broadcast update this morning.  We are learning so many new things this season.

Egg roll during the night didn't reveal how many. Miz Goose was away from the nest for a while about 9:00 AM.  She covered the eggs with her own downy feathers, so no chance to count them.

I am still seeing 6 eggs

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 03, 2022, 01:20:27 PM
I see 7 in that one pic. see attached. The one I marked 2 is behind some fluff but it is there I believe.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: CheeseQueen1976 on April 03, 2022, 02:34:23 PM
Ok, 7 it is! 😀
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 03, 2022, 03:04:17 PM
We will know for sure when they hatch and jump!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2022, 03:23:16 PM
We will know for sure when they hatch and jump!  ;D ;D ;D

That is true, Peep!

And, all that fluff makes things very deceiving looking. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2022, 04:49:08 PM
A few pics of Mother Goose
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 03, 2022, 04:52:39 PM
Miz Goose can cover a lot of eggs with those big wings!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 03, 2022, 05:01:33 PM
Miz Goose can cover a lot of eggs with those big wings!

Another mombrella!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 04, 2022, 02:15:44 AM
Miz Goose went away for a while, probably to feed, returning at 7PM. Looks like she stands right on the eggs.  They must have really tough shells. Even with the webbed feet that distribute her weight, she's a big heavy bird.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 04, 2022, 05:11:44 AM
Mother goose is the gift that just keeps on giving.  Beautiful pictures LISA.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 04, 2022, 06:04:37 AM
Mother goose is the gift that just keeps on giving.  Beautiful pictures LISA.

Thank you, jaspurr   :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on April 04, 2022, 06:25:55 AM
Watching early morning action at Y/N1 makes me think we could hit the jackpot with 4 nests to watch.

North Nest, N2B Goose Point, replacement nest in dead tree for Mom and DM2, and now new and refurbished N1.  What do you think the chances are?  /come on newbies - get off the start line and give us another nest before the season has passed.

P   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 04, 2022, 06:28:03 AM
That would be nice Puff.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 04, 2022, 07:20:39 AM
From rewind last evening - This beautiful pair was on the Y and N1
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Female
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Male
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 04, 2022, 08:36:03 AM
We had the male spend the night on the Y, and female arrived early this morning.
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Female
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 04, 2022, 11:17:27 AM
Decorah Eagles Early visit by the new bald eagle pair N1 04-04-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ0ACQVgAWw&ab_channel=BlossemHolland
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 04, 2022, 11:34:05 AM
Great pics, y'all.  This new pair is just tantalizing.  Yes it would be grand if they lay eggs in N1. Needs some soft grasses though.  Makes me wonder if this pair has ever nested.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 04, 2022, 04:57:40 PM
T40 - Thanks for the video.  :)

STL - The new visitors are just beautiful!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 04, 2022, 05:37:57 PM
A few pics from Decorah - Mom on the Y, a lil birdy borrowing some fluff from Mother Goose, Mother Goose & her eggs, and some of Mother Goose's friends on the bluff
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: CheeseQueen1976 on April 04, 2022, 06:00:01 PM
Is that a hole in the middle egg? :-[

A few pics from Decorah - Mom on the Y, a lil birdy borrowing some fluff from Mother Goose, Mother Goose & her eggs, and some of Mother Goose's friends on the bluff

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on April 04, 2022, 07:00:10 PM
It does look like a hole, but maybe it's not.  We've been spooked by matter on a shell before.

MG may be very young, new at this, and she was standing on the eggs earlier.  I don't know if geese do that routinely.  We are all new at this!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 05, 2022, 04:20:50 AM
CheeseQueen - I just thought it was dirt, but will have to keep watch whenever I get another peek at the eggs. 

angelolady - I have noticed her standing on the eggs several times.  I didn't know if that was something geese did.  I thought to myself, those must be some tough shells!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 05, 2022, 09:45:41 AM
Mother Goose, and someone who looks alot like Mom Decorah on the bluffs this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 05, 2022, 12:07:05 PM
Lisa, I also thought that eagle in the pine tree looked like Mom this morning.  They need large, bright-colored name tags!!
And Miz Goose is really good at turning herself around without getting up to show us her eggs.

FYI to Forum members, Zooey at Great Spirit Bluff nest box has laid a second egg.  Rewind at GSB to about 7:00 to see.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 05, 2022, 01:30:28 PM
Lisa, I also thought that eagle in the pine tree looked like Mom this morning.  They need large, bright-colored name tags!!
And Miz Goose is really good at turning herself around without getting up to show us her eggs.



STL - Agree with you both on these statements.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 05, 2022, 03:16:28 PM
Lisa, I also thought that eagle in the pine tree looked like Mom this morning.  They need large, bright-colored name tags!!
And Miz Goose is really good at turning herself around without getting up to show us her eggs.



STL - Agree with you both on these statements.  ;D
How far she can stretch that long neck is amazing!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 05, 2022, 03:26:34 PM
Lisa, I also thought that eagle in the pine tree looked like Mom this morning.  They need large, bright-colored name tags!!
And Miz Goose is really good at turning herself around without getting up to show us her eggs.



STL - Agree with you both on these statements.  ;D
How far she can stretch that long neck is amazing!  ;D

Peep - I was amazed earlier at her stretching her neck picking at something on the side of the nest. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 06, 2022, 09:06:37 AM
Some early morning pics from Decorah - Not sure who this is, but they were on the Y for a bit, then over to M2 till they were mobbed by the blackbirds and left.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 06, 2022, 09:12:42 AM
More morning pics - Mom maybe perched on the bluffs, and then on M2 this morning before heading back in to direction of N3.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 06, 2022, 09:51:49 AM
I hope that is not a hole in one of the goose eggs.  :(

Beautiful mystery eagle.

Does anyone know when the goose eggs are due to hatch.  Don't want to miss that.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on April 06, 2022, 10:16:04 AM
Don't quote me - but posted this a.m. was hatch April 24/jump 25th.  Also said there would be ground coverage for anyone who need help.  Does anyone recall who posted?

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 06, 2022, 10:23:48 AM
From RRP's FB page:

Decorah Eagles/Goose Update!

Please join us on the Confusion Couch for another episode of 'As The Nest Turns'! As you probably know, we have two active nests in Decorah right now (N2B and N3), and a new eagle couple is house-hunting at N1.

Mother Goose has six eggs that we think will begin hatching on or around April 25. The big leap should happen within about 24 hours of hatch and we plan to have people down there to protect the geese if they decide to waddle across the road to the hatchery pond. Her laying schedule looked like this:
Egg #1: March 24, 2022
Egg #2: March 25, 2022
Egg #3: March 27, 2022
Egg #4: March 28, 2022 (full incubation begins)
Egg #5: March 30, 2022
Egg #6: April 1, 2022

We don't know how many eggs Mom has and we can't use a drone to find out - we don't want to risk frightening Mom away from her eggs and I believe it would be illegal under the terms of the Bald and Golden Eagle Act. Fortunately, we have Robin Brumm, Dave Kester, and Laura Juszczyk to help keep an eye on things and count all the little heads that pop up over the nest's rim in May! Hatch should begin on or around April 26: a day after the geese start hatching!

The new eagles have been seen for several days in a row, although we don't always see them on N1 or the Y-Branch and can't be sure that distant sightings aren't Mom or DM2. Given the number of eagles in the area, we wonder if we are seeing pair formation or a bonded pair outside a breeding ground! Our model has been based on mate replacement - one eagle dies or disappears, and the surviving eagle takes a new mate in time for the next breeding season. But eagles must have a way to pioneer and establish new territories, and an abandoned nest might draw eagles in the same way that slices and whitewash pull peregrines and other falcons into potential eyries. If someone nested here, the territory must be good, right?

Neither eagle appears to be a young adult, but eagles don't always begin breeding as soon as they reach sexual maturity. Will they stay and take this part of the territory, or will they go somewhere else? And how will Mom and DM2 react? This is Mom and DM2's second season in N3 and I'm starting to wonder if the former hatchery/Walmart territory won't split into two pieces: one for the Decorah eagles and one for the new eagles. I don't think we'll really have an answer until next fall (assuming we get one then), but in the meantime, I'm enjoying watching the new pair in and around N1.

April 5, 2022: Gniazdo bielika amerykańskiego Decorah Iowa pora jedzenia [It's time to eat] - https://youtu.be/sgy8ae_sV5U. Mother Goose takes a quick lunch break, covering her eggs with down and sticks to hide them and keep them warm while she's gone. Slow down the video at around 2:20 and you'll see her mate fly by as she flies into the nest.
April 4, 2022: New bald eagle pair on the Y - https://youtu.be/0m_hvmnqm7U. I loved the mutual vocalizations beginning at 2:34, the side-by-side perching at 4:35 (along with what looked like some 'I'm interested' signaling), and the beautiful close-up beginning at 7:38.
April 3, 2022: Bald eagle pair doing some nestorations - https://youtu.be/F8vKZuv78qQ. I was inordinately thrilled to see them working on N1! Will we be four four this fall? Eagles took N2B, our North nest rebuild, and our rebuild/repair at Xcel Energy's Fort St. Vrain nest in Colorado. I would love to see them at N1 again!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 06, 2022, 11:57:06 AM
T40, thanks for the FB post here. Endlessly entertaining and educational, that's for sure.

Couple pics from daybreak at the Y. I saw the BE in the pine bluff tree also, but too windy to get a decent pic with my setup.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 06, 2022, 12:33:03 PM
Great pics, STL !  Looks like it is windy at both Decorah nests today. 

T40 - Thank you for bringing the RRP post here. 
It is a very good one, and has answered some of the questions that I have been wondering about with the eagles.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 06, 2022, 01:15:04 PM
Thank you T40 and Puff.  I will be glued to the cam on April 25.  Mother goose sure knows how to make a down comforter.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 06, 2022, 01:51:24 PM
Thank you T40 and Puff.  I will be glued to the cam on April 25.  Mother goose sure knows how to make a down comforter.   ;D
Nice and cozy!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 06, 2022, 04:50:15 PM
Mother Goose doesn't mind the lil birds around the nest, but obviously not the squirrels.  One startled her, as it was on the tree to the left , and she reacted.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 06, 2022, 08:45:19 PM
Evidently, anything with whiskers, ears, fur and/or teeth will/should get MG1 all riled up! I suppose any critter with a beak and talons would be equally threatening. :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 07, 2022, 08:38:31 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Mother Goose, and deer down in the stream
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 07, 2022, 12:19:16 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Satellite tracking: D27 and D36

Thanks for the airmail, eagles! We received two postcards this week - one from D27 in Harmony, Minnesota and another from D36 near Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Where is D27?
D27 hatched in 2017 and is turning five this year - old enough to start her own family if she decides to settle down right away. She wasn't far from N2B on March 15 and 16, which means we peeled our eyes when new eagles showed up on N1. Could one of them be her, or D24, or even D1? While either or both of these eagles could be Mom and Dad's offspring, they don't have bands or transmitters, which means they aren't any of the eagles we're tracking.

Back to D27! She spent part of March loop-de-looping between Decorah and Harmony, a distance of about 22 miles as the eagle flies. As of April 4, she was exploring the folded hills, deep valleys, bluffs, and rivers that surround Harmony. We know she's spent time here before. Will she settle down or fly back to Decorah? We're crossing our fingers, toes, and talons that we get to find out!

How about D36?
Two-year old D36 is spending time near Cedar Falls, Iowa. If you look at his interactive map, you'll see he is sticking pretty tightly to river and public land. This area is much more developed than the Driftless, which means that animals tend to travel through and live in what natural corridors are left to them. D36's map illustrates why public land - wildlife management areas, scenic and natural areas, county parks, and other set-asides - are so important to our wild neighbors. Last year, he visited southwest Minnesota in mid-March. We'll see if he starts traveling more widely now that lakes are (finally) losing their ice cover.

Even though D27 and D36 stuck pretty tightly to their winter ranges, they put quite a few miles beneath their wings! Since January 1, 2022, D36 has traveled 983 miles and D27 has traveled 690 miles. Most of their flights were pretty short, perhaps reflecting January and February's extreme cold: about 60% of D27's 315 flights were under a mile, as were about 55% of D36's 363 flights. We're looking forward to seeing what both of them do now that spring is (finally) here! Fly high, enjoy the spring weather, and don't forget to write!

A thousand thanks to Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their maps, data, and expertise. Visit https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/ to explore the travels of all of the eagles we've tracked.es we've tracked.

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D27's map! She's hanging out just west of Harmony, MN.

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D36's map. The Shell Rock and Cedar Rivers provide excellent habitat in a highly modified landscape.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 07, 2022, 12:21:02 PM
Lisa, that area in Decorah is really pretty!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 07, 2022, 12:22:43 PM
Lisa, that area in Decorah is really pretty!  :)

Peep - It is getting green around the stream now, it looks like. 

T40 - Thanks for the RRP post on our traveling D's!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 07, 2022, 02:51:21 PM
Iowa Public Radio interview with John and Amy:

A Canada goose has taken up residence in a former Decorah eagle's nest

https://www.iowapublicradio.org/podcast/talk-of-iowa/2022-04-05/left-vacant-a-canadian-has-occupied-a-former-decorah-eagles-nest
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 07, 2022, 05:34:52 PM
Miss the deer at the hatchery. Pretty drive from Decorah to Harmony.  Don't forget to go to Seed Savers when you are in Decorah this summer Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2022, 05:41:31 AM
From rewind last night - Looks like we had one of the female visitors on the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 08, 2022, 08:09:07 AM
Decorah Eagles, home of Mom DM2

Visitors this morning at N2B, the Y and the bluffs... I can hear hootie in the background as well.

7 second gif of Mama Goose, a little bird and it's mate (starling)? and a sub adult possibly?
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Adult Eagle Visitor at the Y...
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Doing a little fluff fluff at N2B
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sub adult?? in the bluffs
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2022, 09:50:52 AM
Lori - Great pics and gifs! 

I feel like I keep hearing vocals in the distance somewhere. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2022, 09:55:36 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - This visitor looks like the same one that was on the Y on March 31st.  We get to see a good luck of him or her in color.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2022, 10:21:23 AM
Father Goose in the stream, possibly?  Pretty sub-adult down from N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 08, 2022, 11:07:02 AM
There is another Canada Goose at Charlo this year!  ;D

https://www.explore.org/livecams/owl-research-institute/rogers-place-nest-camera
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 08, 2022, 12:05:13 PM
Quick post from noon, with a view of Miz Goose calmly on the nest, and 2 eagles high-pitched chattering in the background.  Wonder if they are perched above N2B or much farther away?  With the sensitive microphones, it's hard to tell.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 08, 2022, 12:29:15 PM
The background chatter and birdcalls are fun to decipher.  There's a mourning dove in the mix. 

And I forgot the name of the red horse (it's a sorrel for the horse-people in the audience), still I forgot its name!

Am I correct that male BEs tend to have flatter skulls on top than the females?  And this one has a dusty eyebrow on the right, at least until there's a bath.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2022, 01:37:32 PM
Quick post from noon, with a view of Miz Goose calmly on the nest, and 2 eagles high-pitched chattering in the background.  Wonder if they are perched above N2B or much farther away?  With the sensitive microphones, it's hard to tell.

STL - Great pics! 



Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 08, 2022, 06:04:04 PM
Mother Goose rolling her eggs earlier this afternoon. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 08, 2022, 08:12:07 PM
Lisa, great pic of the egg roll!

I liked the angle on the pic from this evening -- good view into the egg area.  Miz Goose keeps adding more feathers to cover them up.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2022, 10:21:52 AM
The visiting pair of BE's showed up this morning around 6:01am. They are very in sync with each other.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2022, 10:24:24 AM
IR shuts off, and we see them in color
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 09, 2022, 12:06:58 PM
Lisa, this pair is indeed, in sync!  Mating also on the Y during the same time period.

How about calling them the Newbys or Newbies, for new BEs ?   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 09, 2022, 01:57:22 PM
Lisa, this pair is indeed, in sync!  Mating also on the Y during the same time period.

How about calling them the Newbys or Newbies, for new BEs ?   :D

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 09, 2022, 02:01:41 PM
Mother Goose has been poking in more sticks, so she might be getting ready to take a break soon.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 10, 2022, 07:35:32 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Our visiting couple returned again this morning around 5:52am.  The male showed up first on the Y, then the female flew in a short time later. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 10, 2022, 01:53:08 PM
Lisa, that dawn pic with the pink sky is spectacular.

An Adult BE was perched and calling in the maple tree (I think, could be a different tree, no panning) for a good while early this morning. Don't know which BE!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 10, 2022, 02:32:00 PM
Lisa, that dawn pic with the pink sky is spectacular.

An Adult BE was perched and calling in the maple tree (I think, could be a different tree, no panning) for a good while early this morning. Don't know which BE!

STL - Great pics!

Yes, that dawn pink sky was very pretty!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 10, 2022, 02:59:10 PM
Spring-y dawn today.

Couple bits of news:

At Great Spirit Bluff, there's a 4th egg, laid some time on April 9.

And turkey vultures are back in the barn loft in Marshall, Missouri. Several have been exploring, makes me wonder if it is parents and the young from last year.  Don't know much about the habits of turkey vultures.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2022, 05:19:16 AM
The visiting pair was back again yesterday evening. - Male, Male & Female, Female, and Copulation on the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on April 11, 2022, 07:11:37 AM
My 2 shots-in-the-dark re N1. . .

They are waiting for Ms Goose to quick hatch the clutch of 6 and jump out, then they quick move in!

With the copulations taking place, there are eggs that have been passed; they are safely hidden away and they take morning and evening breaks for R & R time.  When we don't see them they are dutifully brooding the nest, wherever it may be.

They certainly have thousands waiting, watching, guessing, and thoroughly aggrevated.  (Or as BL would say pssed off).

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 11, 2022, 07:21:25 AM
Puff, the goose is on N2B. The new pair are by N1.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on April 11, 2022, 07:31:44 AM
Yep - And when N2 is empty, they can quick skadaddle over there and take possession.  I hear that Es can fly pretty good; just the other side of the road.

And now what is NN doing?  They already have theirs!
Eagles are just messing with our minds this season. 

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 11, 2022, 08:03:14 AM
Yep - And when N2 is empty, they can quick skadaddle over there and take possession.  I hear that Es can fly pretty good; just the other side of the road.

And now what is NN doing?  They already have theirs!
Eagles are just messing with our minds this season. 

P


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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2022, 08:26:35 AM
My 2 shots-in-the-dark re N1. . .

They are waiting for Ms Goose to quick hatch the clutch of 6 and jump out, then they quick move in!

With the copulations taking place, there are eggs that have been passed; they are safely hidden away and they take morning and evening breaks for R & R time.  When we don't see them they are dutifully brooding the nest, wherever it may be.

They certainly have thousands waiting, watching, guessing, and thoroughly aggrevated.  (Or as BL would say pssed off).

P

Puff, I have wondered about that too....are they waiting for Mother Goose to head out, and then take over N2B. 

They seem to arrive late in the evening, and maybe spend the night above N1, or come early in the morning.  Those are just my observations. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2022, 08:39:50 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Male visitor flies down first from above N1. Sounded like female either flew in, or flew down from a higher branch.  Both on the Y, then male left first.  Female left and returned above N1, then flew down to the Y before heading out again.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 11, 2022, 12:37:52 PM
Lisa, great pics. There was also a mating while they were on the Y, just after one flew down from the branch above N1, just when color comes back on.

If they are going to use N1 to lay eggs, there's a nest bowl and rails to construct pretty soon!  Possibly these are young eagles in their first mating season, so the urge to build a nest isn't as strong.  I'm guessing, just like the rest of us!  Somehow, I doubt that the eagles would use N2B after the geese leave in a couple weeks. That nest is really barren.  But what do I know?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 11, 2022, 03:26:09 PM
LOL, mating season is right.  They seem to have that part of the coupling mastered. 

My. choice for nest site is N1.  Mom and DM2 can use N2B for their restaurant when the goose leaves.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 11, 2022, 03:42:40 PM
jaspurr - N1 does look all cozy and ready to go, huh?

STL - Great pics!  My mind had been wondering all sorts of things about these two....do they have a nest elsewhere, or had a nest and something happened.  Did they have eggs and something happened to them?? These two are very in sync with each other, when one moves the other moves. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 12, 2022, 06:14:36 AM
LISA, I am quickly getting attached to these two.  Whatever they decide to do I hope Mom and DM2 will let them stay.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 12, 2022, 06:54:09 AM
LISA, I am quickly getting attached to these two.  Whatever they decide to do I hope Mom and DM2 will let them stay.  :)

jaspurr - I hope so too...they are a beautiful pair!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 12, 2022, 06:57:24 AM
A few pics from rewind last night....the female at N1 & the Y.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 12, 2022, 09:28:43 AM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project

As The Nest Turns: Decorah

If you've been watching the Decorah Eaglecam, you know that a new eagle pair appears to be settling into the starter nest we built at N1. I'll be honest: a lot of us have mixed feelings about that! We hoped the nest would lure Mom and DM2 back to the hatchery, but they chose to nest in N3 again this spring. Still, their behavior this fall gave us a little bit hope that they might make a different decision in 2023. That won't happen if this new pair makes N1 or N2B their home.

Could they lay eggs yet this spring? They are clearly a bonded couple and we've seen them copulating, but they don't currently appear to be getting a nursery ready at N1 or anywhere else that we know about. We don't think it can be ruled out, but we don't think it is especially likely given the current level of nesting activity. We'll see if that changes.

A lot of you are wondering where these eagles came from. While they could have come from an established territory with a failed or collapsed nest, they might also be a new pair that established a bond on their wintering grounds! Bald eagle winter pair formation has been documented by a few researchers, although we don't think it is especially common. There are a handful of places in the Decorah area where bald eagles congregate and large congregations on the Mississippi River are just 30 or 40 miles away: no distance at all to a pair of newly bonded bald eagles looking for a peaceful place to nest. We're really excited to be watching what might be an uncommon behavior play out right in front of us!

What will Mom and DM2 think? The Decorah territory is rich in food and eagles have been documented nesting relatively close together in landscapes that will support it. Perhaps this is one of the ways that nesting pairs increase on a landscape that will support it. These eagles also might not be bonded to the territory given that they haven't been here long and haven't started working on N1, N2B, or a new nest. We'll see what they do this fall!

What do the geese think about all this? For the most part, the eagles and geese seem to be ignoring one another. But we've seen and heard a few interactions, and Mother Goose tends to wait for breaks if the eagles are nearby or active. We haven't seen any eagles land in N2B or harass Mother Goose directly.

* I was able to find references to winter pair bond formation in Harmata, A. R. (1984). Bald Eagles of the San Luis valley, Colorado: their winter ecology and spring migration, a bulletin from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and Dynamics of a year-round communal roost of Bald Eagles in the Wilson Bulletin, 104(3), 1992, pp. 536-540. In the Wilson Bulletin, the author writes: "Palmer (1988) suggested that pair formation among Bald Eagles can occur before definitive feathering and may come about through the extended association of pre-breeding individuals. At least one potential breeding pair (an adult male and Basic IV female) was formed at the ENP roost during this study. The high degree of interaction I observed between subadults, e.g., pursuit flights and
talon grasping, as well as the increased level of aggression by eagles during the nesting season may facilitate mate selection."

We'll be reading a lot more about this - it certainly casts an interesting light on some of the behaviors we see on our Flyway cam!

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April 11, 2022: The new eagles. He's left, she's right, and they look a lot like Mom and DM2. I can see some subtle differences up close and we're working on iris fleck and feather catalogs.

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April 11, 2022: "Maybe I'll wait to take a break...". Mother Goose was just covering her eggs when the eagles started to vocalize. She settled back over them until things calmed down.

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April 10, 2022: Vocalization. While the new eagles haven't started nesting activity, our camera operators and volunteers have seen them defending the territory from other eagles. Spring migration is in full swing and we've seen and heard a lot of eagles passing through.

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April 10, 2022: I miss seeing Mom up close, but this new new female eagle is lovely! We'll worry about official nomenclature if they stay, but I'm enjoying everyone's pet names for now.

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April 10, 2022: A new pair of eagles in a deeply treasured place. Will they stay?

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April 11, 2022: I loved this capture of Mrs. Goose. We have (roughly) 14 days until hatch, although it could come a little later or a little earlier than that.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 12, 2022, 11:29:29 AM
Great info, T40, thanks for posting the FB text here. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 12, 2022, 12:15:22 PM
Thanks, T40  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 12, 2022, 07:37:23 PM
About 6:45 this evening, two BEs perched high in a tall tree, not a pine tree, but I think at the top of the bluffs.  Adults, but can't tell which ones.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2022, 09:51:59 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Looks like we might have a different pair of visiting eagles.  This pair looks a bit different than the ones from the past few days. 
Female
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Male
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 13, 2022, 10:00:10 AM
Lisa, I hope this is NOT a different pair!  They are beautiful, but . . .   ::)

They have been around the N1 and Y area since before dawn today, even mating on the Y (but no pic). I captured a bunch of pics, but won't post them until it's confirmed that this is the new pair we have been seeing or not.  The Confusion Couch is getting crowded!  What are the Explore.org chatters saying?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2022, 11:33:30 AM
Lisa, I hope this is NOT a different pair!  They are beautiful, but . . .   ::)

They have been around the N1 and Y area since before dawn today, even mating on the Y (but no pic). I captured a bunch of pics, but won't post them until it's confirmed that this is the new pair we have been seeing or not.  The Confusion Couch is getting crowded!  What are the Explore.org chatters saying?

STL - From my pics that I have screenshot, I am pretty sure there has been about three different pairs at N1 & the Y. 

I am sure RRP appreciates the screen captures we take, although their word is final.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2022, 11:44:32 AM
A few more morning pics of the visiting pair - The pair perched on the Y, perches on the pasture tree, male perched on a branch west of N1, and female on Y and male on branch on N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 13, 2022, 12:04:58 PM
Lisa, yes, waiting for the word from RRP on BE  IDs!  Here are a few closeups of this morning's pair while they perched on the Y.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 13, 2022, 01:54:52 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project

4-9-22 Day Trip to Decorah
Story and photos by Robin Brumm

I decided to make a trip to Decorah on Saturday, since the weather was going to be nice.   I don’t have to get up at dark o’clock since they are incubating and there is usually someone there all the time.  So I left at light o’clock and headed across the river.  You know when you see 18-20 eagles while driving over the Mississippi River, that it will be a good day!
When I got to Decorah, I decided to drive through the hatchery area. I  looked around for the new eagle pair that has been hanging around N1, but I didn’t see them anywhere. I guess if I want to see them, I will have to get up in the middle of the night, at dark dark o’clock! lol

I went over toward N2B to see if I could see Mother Goose.  I Walked down the bike trail that goes past N2B.  When you stand on the trail in front of the nest, you look up at the nest, and you can’t really see anything that is in the middle of the nest. I walked back to my car and was able to see Mother Goose’s head peeking up above the nest rails from the shoulder of the road.  I was also able to see her through some branches from the bridge, but I’m pretty sure if people don’t watch the cam, they don’t even know she is there! 

I got in my car and headed over to N3.  I parked, grabbed my lawn chair, camera and binoculars and headed down the trail. When I got to the spot where I could see the nest, I noticed a white head in the nest.  I couldn’t tell who it was so I got out my binoculars and looked at the nest. I still couldn't tell who it was, so I took a photo and zoomed in on my camera and saw that it was DM2 incubating.  So I set up my lawn chair and sat down to watch. I was watching for quite a while when I saw DM2 stand up and fly off.  Hmm.. where did he go??   About 2 min. Later he came back.  I guess he needed to stretch his wings a little bit.  About a half an hour later, he flew off again, but this time Mom flew in!  I didn’t really have to look through my binoculars or zoom in to a photo to tell that it was her.  She takes up more room in the nest that DM2 does!  I did take a photo and zoom in on it to make sure it was her though!  While I was watching, I did ask her how many eggs she had laid, but her beak was sealed, and she wouldn’t share any info!   I watched quite a while longer, and then decided I should leave. I did want to mention that watching incubation is sometimes like watching paint dry, lol   

I decided to go home via the Bobway eagles nest.  The last time I stopped there it looked like the parent was either incubating or brooding on the nest, so I wanted to go check again to see if any bobbleheads were visible.  I got there and looked through my binoculars and saw 1 bobblehead!  I quickly took a bunch of pictures and hoped that I got a picture of it before it laid back down.
As I continued on my way home, I wondered how many eggs Mom and DM2 are incubating. It is assumed that Mom laid her egg on or around March 20, so that means that hatch watch will start the week of April 25th, I’m guessing mid week sometime. I’m sure I won’t be able to see little bobbleheads for a couple of weeks after that. I guess I need to get out my calendar and do some planning!

RRP appreciates Robin's generosity in sharing her photos and reminds you they are copyrighted and may not be downloaded without her express written consent.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2022, 03:43:46 PM
Thanks, T40  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2022, 03:44:03 PM
Lisa, yes, waiting for the word from RRP on BE  IDs!  Here are a few closeups of this morning's pair while they perched on the Y.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2022, 03:47:57 PM
More pics of the visiting pair - The male looks like he might be a young adult - still has some brown on tail tips and on his head, female in nest and male incoming, and female
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 13, 2022, 04:56:24 PM
Beautiful eagles, and beautiful pics, Lisa.  Decorah this season is like a season of "As the World Turns" with plot twists every day.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 13, 2022, 07:16:46 PM
Beautiful eagles, and beautiful pics, Lisa.  Decorah this season is like a season of "As the World Turns" with plot twists every day.   :D

Lol, so true
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 14, 2022, 08:20:22 AM
Morning pics from Decorah, looks like the same pair from yesterday was back this morning - Male arrived on the Y, Male tail feathers, female laying down in the nest, and male laying in nest, female standing
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 14, 2022, 10:45:12 AM
LISA, the good news is that two of the eagles are actually sitting in the nest.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 14, 2022, 11:07:24 AM
LISA, the good news is that two of the eagles are actually sitting in the nest.   :)

Yes! 

It might have only been for a few seconds, but they did test it out.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 14, 2022, 11:21:39 AM
There was an attempt at digging in the nest, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 14, 2022, 12:43:29 PM
There was an attempt at digging in the nest, too.

STL - Great pics!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 14, 2022, 12:59:10 PM
If I remember correctly, a CG worked on N2B last year and made a nice little bowl in the nest.  N1 was neglected and the material in the nest is probably pretty hard.  Maybe Amy can get up in N1 with a garden rake and help loosen the material in the nest.   :). You don't have anything better to do, right Amy. LOL. Just teasing.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 14, 2022, 01:40:09 PM
If I remember correctly, a CG worked on N2B last year and made a nice little bowl in the nest.  N1 was neglected and the material in the nest is probably pretty hard.  Maybe Amy can get up in N1 with a garden rake and help loosen the material in the nest.   :). You don't have anything better to do, right Amy. LOL. Just teasing.

jaspurr, you are correct, a CG did land in N2B last year till Mom spotted it and the goose flew out. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 15, 2022, 06:58:55 AM
Eagle Couple on the y branch at N1 this am 5:55.  Looks like the eagle with the black tail markings. What do you think Lisa?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 15, 2022, 07:39:23 AM
Eagle Couple on the y branch at N1 this am 5:55.  Looks like the eagle with the black tail markings. What do you think Lisa?

YEP....getting ready to post some pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 15, 2022, 07:47:12 AM
From rewind last night, visiting pair showed up last evening - Female(left) & male, male has dark markings on tail tip, female, and female moving a stick
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 15, 2022, 07:49:10 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Male, female, and Female(top) & male
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 15, 2022, 09:23:32 AM
Peep just said in the forum that there is a goose on N1.  I hope this isn't true
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 15, 2022, 09:31:32 AM
 Yup! From earlier this morning! It was really scoping things out like the trail to the water.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 15, 2022, 11:46:38 AM
LOL, a geese invasion! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 15, 2022, 12:20:59 PM
What a morning at Decorah!  Love your pics, Lisa, and am loving the goings-on.  Better on the rewind, and let's hope for a long video.

The young BE pair was on the Y before dawn, and they visited N1. Then a goose was on N1 for a short while!  The cam ops cut back and forth from N1 to N2B just to reassure us that it wasn't Mother Goose who had lost her way.  After the goose left, the young pair came back to N1, then the Y, then the pasture tree.  Lots of chattering as if they were perturbed by the goose or maybe the long truck that trundled past first N2B then around the corner past N1 at about 9:00.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 15, 2022, 12:22:48 PM
More pics from this morning
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 15, 2022, 12:32:22 PM
And more brings us to noon. All's quiet at N2B for now.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 15, 2022, 12:55:15 PM
STL, thank you for the pictures and updates from Decorah. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 15, 2022, 04:38:14 PM
And more brings us to noon. All's quiet at N2B for now.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 15, 2022, 04:50:32 PM
Some birdy perched high above
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 15, 2022, 05:28:35 PM
Female back in N1 this evening, and Mother goose rolling her eggs at N2B
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 15, 2022, 06:00:43 PM
The female BE at Ni just landed.  She has very distinctive Cleopatra eyes that should make her pretty easy to identify.
It is really noticeable in this light.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 15, 2022, 06:56:35 PM
From rewind a lil bit ago - The female eagle looks to be the same as the one from this morning. But, I noticed that the male on the nest did not have the brown markings on the tail that we seen earlier this morning. Wondering if this might have been an intruder, and the other male is the one who came flying in after it.
Female
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Male
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 15, 2022, 09:02:38 PM
LISA, so Cleopatra eyes is a male. I can see that from your second photo.  What made me think it was a female was the heavily shaded eyes.  Very unusual and immediately caught my attention.  I took some screen shots that I wish I knew how to post.  There was a lot of vocalization going on.  At one point it sounded like there was an eagle at N2.  The eagle sitting in N1 was a female.  I thought I saw some brown on the head when the wind was blowing which made me believe it was the male.  It sounded like someone landed above the nest eagle and there was some vocalization going on between the two.  It didn't appear that nest eagle was upset by whoever landed above the camera. Sounded like normal male/female vocalizing.  The cam ops were so focus on the nest that the BE that landed above was never seen.  The BE in the nest kept watching someone flying above and when Cleo landed I assumed they were a pair.   Are there two eagles in your third picture?  It has been a long time since I watched the cam at N1.  Maybe it is unable to pan out  so we can get a view of what is happening above and around the nest.  There was a lot of action going on that we could not see.    How many eagles do you think were involved in this drama this afternoon?  I guess the original handsome young couple is no longer around and that nest eagle is a new female with the male with black marking on the tail and head that we saw this morning.  No wonder everyone is confused. Frustrating when you can only see a small part of what is happening.  Wish I had been on the ground.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 16, 2022, 04:22:24 AM
LISA, so Cleopatra eyes is a male. I can see that from your second photo.  What made me think it was a female was the heavily shaded eyes.  Very unusual and immediately caught my attention.  I took some screen shots that I wish I knew how to post.  There was a lot of vocalization going on.  At one point it sounded like there was an eagle at N2.  The eagle sitting in N1 was a female.  I thought I saw some brown on the head when the wind was blowing which made me believe it was the male.  It sounded like someone landed above the nest eagle and there was some vocalization going on between the two.  It didn't appear that nest eagle was upset by whoever landed above the camera. Sounded like normal male/female vocalizing.  The cam ops were so focus on the nest that the BE that landed above was never seen.  The BE in the nest kept watching someone flying above and when Cleo landed I assumed they were a pair.   Are there two eagles in your third picture?  It has been a long time since I watched the cam at N1.  Maybe it is unable to pan out  so we can get a view of what is happening above and around the nest.  There was a lot of action going on that we could not see.    How many eagles do you think were involved in this drama this afternoon?  I guess the original handsome young couple is no longer around and that nest eagle is a new female with the male with black marking on the tail and head that we saw this morning.  No wonder everyone is confused. Frustrating when you can only see a small part of what is happening.  Wish I had been on the ground.

jaspurr - Just from watching the cams, I am thinking that when we hear them vocalizing and not seeing them that are above N1, out of cam view.  At one point when the female went up to the Y, and the male flew in the nest it kept looking around and all of a sudden another eagle flew down and both went off the nest to the left.  Lots of eagle activity yesterday evening.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 16, 2022, 08:44:25 AM
Looks like we might have the same female, but a different male this morning than yesterday morning.  They look similar, but have a few differences - no brown marking on tail tips or top of the head.
Female
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Different male then yesterday morning
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Together upstream past N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 16, 2022, 11:27:03 AM
A female BE eating in the nest at 11:25.  Is it Mom reclaiming the nest?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 16, 2022, 11:44:27 AM
A female BE eating in the nest at 11:25.  Is it Mom reclaiming the nest?

Sadly no, it is the same female and male that was on the nest this morning. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 16, 2022, 11:49:31 AM
Food was brought to N1, a rabbit.  The female eats first, and then the male.
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Male
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 16, 2022, 11:57:43 AM
Just what we need, more than one pair of new eagles!  So is the "cleopatra eyes" the female, and there are 2 males, one with dark in tail feathers and one with all white??

Anyhow, mating early on the Y looked like the all-white tail male. And the rabbit-eating at 11:00 the same two.

HAGD everybirdy, I'm going to see "Hamilton" this afternoon.  Whee, been waiting years for this show, and how I'll be in the room where it happens.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 16, 2022, 12:10:41 PM
Just what we need, more than one pair of new eagles!  So is the "cleopatra eyes" the female, and there are 2 males, one with dark in tail feathers and one with all white??

Anyhow, mating early on the Y looked like the all-white tail male. And the rabbit-eating at 11:00 the same two.

HAGD everybirdy, I'm going to see "Hamilton" this afternoon.  Whee, been waiting years for this show, and how I'll be in the room where it happens.   ;D

STL - Haven't seen the one with the dark tail feathers since yesterday morning.  I am just guessing at this....the one from yesterday evening and today may have been trying to win over the female.  The all white tail one is the one that stayed last evening and has been with her all day today, so far.  "As the Nest Turns"!!   ;D

Enjoy "Hamilton"!!! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 16, 2022, 12:46:47 PM
STL, LOL I agree with you.  Just what we need.  You should have been here last night.  Cleopatra Eyes is apparently a male but I think he is trans.  Pix 3. Hope you enjoyed Hamilton.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 16, 2022, 06:19:16 PM
More pics of the male & female that has been hanging around N1 & the Y.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on April 16, 2022, 11:37:22 PM
Here are the weather observations for 2022 (so far) taken at Decorah Municipal Airport. KDEH.

The AWOS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automated_airport_weather_station#Automated_weather_observing_system_(AWOS)) at Decorah Municipal Airport is about 1.8 miles due East of N2B at an Elevation of 1,140'.

The Automated Weather Observing System at KDEH is located here.
https://mapper.acme.com/?ll=43.27546,-91.74326&z=15&t=S

The base of the N2B Cottonwood tree is at an Elevation of 880'. The N2B nest itself best guesstimate is at 950'.
N2B: https://mapper.acme.com/?ll=43.27575,-91.77878&z=16&t=S

Bearings (https://mapper.acme.com/?ll=43.28445,-91.75618&z=14&t=S&marker0=43.27547%2C-91.78096%2CN1&marker1=43.27574%2C-91.77877%2CN2B&marker2=43.29548%2C-91.75794%2CN3&marker3=43.27552%2C-91.74339%2CKDEH).

I would hazard a guess the weather conditions at the airport are very similar to the Hatchery Area.  8)

01/22: https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/hist.phtml?network=IA_ASOS&station=DEH&year=2022&month=01
02/22: https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/hist.phtml?network=IA_ASOS&station=DEH&year=2022&month=02
03/22: https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/hist.phtml?station=DEH&network=IA_ASOS&year=2022&month=3
04/22: https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/hist.phtml?network=IA_ASOS&station=DEH&year=2022&month=04
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 17, 2022, 04:12:14 AM
BL - Wow, the gusts on 4/14  :o 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 17, 2022, 07:47:40 AM
Yikes,  that is a 70' leap.  I had better start sewing those parachutes.  Thanks BL

LISA, a pair of vocal eagles arrived on cam around 1:27.  I have given up on who is who.  I can't even get the sex correct.  The ball is in your court.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 17, 2022, 08:42:35 AM
Yikes,  that is a 70' leap.  I had better start sewing those parachutes.  Thanks BL

LISA, a pair of vocal eagles arrived on cam around 1:27.  I have given up on who is who.  I can't even get the sex correct.  The ball is in your court.

 ;D They were a lil too far away this morning to tell who was who, but I did get a few screen caps. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 17, 2022, 08:46:07 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Someone spend the night on the branch to the right of N1, both spotted above N1, both flew off above N1 and headed over the bluffs, and both returned a short time later and perched above N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 17, 2022, 05:09:53 PM
Great pics of the eagle pair, Lisa.  Thanks to the camera operators who work on the holiday, too!
One pic of eagle -- the new female I think. One of Mother Goose getting the eggs hidden so she can go to brunch.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 17, 2022, 06:38:49 PM
Great pics of the eagle pair, Lisa.  Thanks to the camera operators who work on the holiday, too!
One pic of eagle -- the new female I think. One of Mother Goose getting the eggs hidden so she can go to brunch.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 17, 2022, 06:40:07 PM
Evening pics from Decorah - Mother Goose covering her eggs, and leaving the nest for her break
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 17, 2022, 07:40:08 PM
I have no idea who this is  :P but "he" is very good looking!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 18, 2022, 05:10:12 AM
I have no idea who this is  :P but "he" is very good looking!

He is good looking!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 18, 2022, 09:23:45 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Male testing out the nest, male moving a stick, and close-ups of male
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 18, 2022, 10:47:23 AM
Grasses have been brought to N1, assuming it was the male, since it is in front of him.  Male flew up to the Y, while female stayed in nest with grasses.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 18, 2022, 11:32:15 AM
Hoo Boy! Looks like nesting preparations to me!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 18, 2022, 12:05:04 PM
Looks like Cleopatra Eyes bought the nest.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Shootershelz on April 18, 2022, 12:13:46 PM
Well, I decided to log in and post about the confusion couch this season....but ummm yeah wow.  I agree it certainly looks like nest preparations, albeit a bit late in the season, but who knows.  Mom and DM2 didn't get going until late either.....

Fluffing up my place on the confusion couch
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 18, 2022, 12:51:11 PM
Eagle was lying on N1 and then flew to the Y. Roused and feaked just like s/he owned the place. And that looks like a starter brood patch to me. I like this eagle's look and demeanor, but then my choices are fairly limited. No offense, Mother Goose.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 18, 2022, 01:30:03 PM
Decorah Eagles. They added fluff on N1 - explore.org 04-18-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04MrsboTA58&ab_channel=RosieannB

Decorah Eagles 4-18-22, 8:30 am New pair on N1, moving sticks, testing nest fit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=109mNO9a8ms&ab_channel=tulsaducati
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 18, 2022, 02:20:28 PM
Don't take any fluff from N2B.  Moma Goose  has two weeks left on her lease.  Then you can have all the fluff you want.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 18, 2022, 02:39:58 PM
jaspurr - LOL, I think Mama Goose would put up a good fight if someone came anywhere near her fluff.  ;D  You have me looking at the females eyes now, every time I see her on the nest after calling her "Cleopatra Eyes".

T40 - Thanks for the two videos of the pair.   :) 

Shootershelz - Good to see you!  I see RRP made a FB post about an hour ago, regarding the new pair "House Hunting"   ;D

STL - Great pics!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 19, 2022, 07:35:41 AM
N1 is beginning to look like a nest.  There has been a lot of working going on. :D :D :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 19, 2022, 09:48:17 AM
The male was above N1 this morning, while the female flew into N1 and then went up to the Y.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 19, 2022, 09:53:31 AM
More morning pics from Decorah - New pair above N1 and to the right, looks as if the male was eating prey while the female was to the left of him. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 19, 2022, 12:49:29 PM
Lisa, thanks for the morning pics.  Maybe that carcass was the squirrel from N1 a couple days ago.  This area is sure looking like this pair has taken it over.  Hoping for eggs soon.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 20, 2022, 12:08:46 AM
Decorah Eagles 4-19-22, 8:10 pm New BE pair back to N1, female to Y, male settles in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4_vB8fe55k&ab_channel=tulsaducati
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2022, 05:26:07 AM
From rewind last night - Pair of turkey vultures on M2, female laying in nest-male flew in, male moving stick while female lays in nest, and male to left, female right
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2022, 05:31:26 AM
More pics of the pair from rewind - male laying in nest, female(left) and male picking around in nest, female laying - male standing, and female (left) and male
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 20, 2022, 08:18:19 AM
LISA, you caught them red handed.  Looking good for N1.  Not crazy about the presence of turkey vultures.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2022, 09:42:24 AM
LISA, you caught them red handed.  Looking good for N1.  Not crazy about the presence of turkey vultures.

Not crazy either, but it was cool to see an up close view of them.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 20, 2022, 11:51:14 AM
Turkey vultures are really important to the environment as the cleaning crews.  I don't think they are a threat to nesting birds.

Great pic of the vultures, Lisa, and of the eagle pair.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2022, 12:07:12 PM
Turkey vultures are really important to the environment as the cleaning crews.  I don't think they are a threat to nesting birds.

Great pic of the vultures, Lisa, and of the eagle pair.

Thanks, STL  :)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2022, 12:25:10 PM
Some morning pics from Decorah - Male has spent the night on the Y, male on Y - female to the right, BE perched high in the bluffs, and Red-bellied woodpecker
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2022, 02:44:02 PM
When the males head feathers are slicked back, he looks like a different eagle perched there
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 20, 2022, 04:23:09 PM
Lisa, He must have been at the spa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 20, 2022, 04:59:37 PM
The BE pair is sitting on the Y.  I am ready to make this official and give them some names.  Please something easy to remember.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2022, 05:04:16 PM
Lisa, He must have been at the spa!

STL - He musta been...he looks so white and clean!   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2022, 05:06:11 PM
Close-up of female, and both vocalizing (female in front, male rear)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 20, 2022, 05:35:14 PM
Another close-up of female on the Y, and both together side by side (female in front)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2022, 07:03:34 AM
The first stick was brought into N1 this morning a lil after 6am by the male, and several more followed by each!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on April 21, 2022, 07:31:50 AM
Now 7:30 nest time and female just came in with crazy branch, still filling nest?  ???  Looks promising - but needs lessons on the fine art of branch snipping.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2022, 08:01:19 AM
Now 7:30 nest time and female just came in with crazy branch, still filling nest?  ???  Looks promising - but needs lessons on the fine art of branch snipping.

P

Puff.....this female is just like Mom with the wonky sticks!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Arcadia on April 21, 2022, 08:31:51 AM
Is one of these Cleopatra Eyes?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2022, 08:41:01 AM
Is one of these Cleopatra Eyes?

Yep!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on April 21, 2022, 08:41:39 AM
Two things come to mind Lisa  I thought at first she had left to look up any nest building tips on internet.  No, she just took a needed break; also wonders where her would be made took off to.  But it also makes me think this is her first nest building practice.  Newbie needs clue on what to do next.  If, IF this pair is going to make the nest this season but better chop chop.  .   .  .  Mother Goose holding up the works?

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2022, 09:50:46 AM
Two things come to mind Lisa  I thought at first she had left to look up any nest building tips on internet.  No, she just took a needed break; also wonders where her would be made took off to.  But it also makes me think this is her first nest building practice.  Newbie needs clue on what to do next.  If, IF this pair is going to make the nest this season but better chop chop.  .   .  .  Mother Goose holding up the works?

P

I still have to wonder will they try to move over to N2B when MG leaves.  But, now that sticks are here...I don't know!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2022, 09:53:24 AM
A few morning pics - Female with a lil blood under beak area, and what looks like a full crop, Male above N1, and Mother Goose returning from her break
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: RubyRed246 on April 21, 2022, 10:49:13 AM
Is it my imagination or does the new couple at N1 seem to do a lot of nest visits during the dark of night?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 21, 2022, 11:21:49 AM
Lisa, looks like the new eagle pair are getting serious about nest work today.  They appear to be way less experienced than Mom and DM2, but we wish them luck and success.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 21, 2022, 01:21:14 PM
LOL STL, it is not your imagination.  Do you think Mom and DM2 have a bounty out on them?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2022, 01:40:58 PM
Is it my imagination or does the new couple at N1 seem to do a lot of nest visits during the dark of night?

Ruby, I first noticed when they started showing up it would be early in the morning, and then late in the evening. 

I did see an explore chatter mention today, that she heard the chattering at 12:30am this morning, and when I was up at 4:30am, they were still chattering. 

Guess they were letting Decorah know..it's time to rise and shine!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 21, 2022, 04:57:16 PM
Mother Goose appears to be taking care of her clutch of 6 eggs.  Only a few days until hatch is expected.  Hope there will be enough boots on the ground to provide assistance for the hatchlings when they leap to the ground.

Question for our experts -- The goose eggs seem really large. How do they compare to the size of bald eagle eggs?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2022, 05:50:58 PM
Mother Goose appears to be taking care of her clutch of 6 eggs.  Only a few days until hatch is expected.  Hope there will be enough boots on the ground to provide assistance for the hatchlings when they leap to the ground.

Question for our experts -- The goose eggs seem really large. How do they compare to the size of bald eagle eggs?

STL - I Googled that when MG first showed up and laid the first egg, cause I was curious as the eggs looked large. 

Goose egg: Egg Length: 3.3 in (8.3 cm), Egg Width:   2.2 in (5.6 cm)

Bald Eagle: Egg Length: 2.3-3.3 in (5.8-8.4 cm), Egg Width: 1.9-2.5 in (4.7-6.3 cm)
I am guessing the larger the egg, the size of the eagle?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 21, 2022, 06:00:56 PM
Lisa, looks like the new eagle pair are getting serious about nest work today.  They appear to be way less experienced than Mom and DM2, but we wish them luck and success.

Great pics, STL!

Those two sure were busy this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on April 21, 2022, 08:22:33 PM
Mother Goose appears to be taking care of her clutch of 6 eggs.  Only a few days until hatch is expected.  Hope there will be enough boots on the ground to provide assistance for the hatchlings when they leap to the ground.

Question for our experts -- The goose eggs seem really large. How do they compare to the size of bald eagle eggs?

STL - I Googled that when MG first showed up and laid the first egg, cause I was curious as the eggs looked large. 

Goose egg: Egg Length: 3.3 in (8.3 cm), Egg Width:   2.2 in (5.6 cm)

Bald Eagle: Egg Length: 2.3-3.3 in (5.8-8.4 cm), Egg Width: 1.9-2.5 in (4.7-6.3 cm)
I am guessing the larger the egg, the size of the eagle?

That's a good question STL, I was wondering about that myself.

That's the same size egg comparison I came up with also LisaG.   :)

BE: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bald_Eagle/lifehistory
CG: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Canada_Goose/lifehistory

I'm guessing the variation in Bald Eagle egg size is a Northern vs Southern American BE egg ?

Bottom line, STL, it seems like an average BE egg is about the same size as a CG egg at this latitude.
https://blog.explore.org/eggcellent-info-about-eagle-eggs/

With a CG egg being slightly more conical.
Maybe TMI: https://vis.sciencemag.org/eggs/   ;)

So .. I guess 6 fluffy CG gosling's weighing about 3-4 oz are going to float down 70' from N2B (https://www.raptorresource.org/2022/03/31/egg-number-four-for-mrs-goose/) like dandelion pappus and land in the forest duff next to Trout Creek in a few days, then be chaperoned by MG & FG (with an assist from the RRP Crèche) on over to the Retention pond.  8)   :) 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on April 21, 2022, 09:24:19 PM
RRP Facebook:
04/06/22
Decorah Eagles/Goose Update!
As you probably know, we have two active nests in Decorah right now (N2B and N3), and a new eagle couple is house-hunting at N1.

Mother Goose has six eggs that we think will begin hatching on or around April 25.

The big leap should happen within about 24 hours of hatch and we plan to have people down there to protect the geese if they decide to waddle across the road to the hatchery pond. Her laying schedule looked like this:

Egg #1: March 24, 2022
Egg #2: March 25, 2022
Egg #3: March 27, 2022
Egg #4: March 28, 2022 (full incubation begins)
Egg #5: March 30, 2022
Egg #6: April 01, 2022

https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/
We're firmly planted on the confusion couch eating trout and skunk cabbage.   ;)

Why is the Decorah Eagles Chat next to the Decorah Eagles Camera primarily discussing the Decorah North Nest ?
Mods always reminding peeps to post/chat in the appropriate place and all ...
I mean we know there is nothing going on @ N1 and N2B and all.   ::)   :P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2022, 07:27:15 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Male(top) & female perched above N1, Male trying to break off a branch, but didn't succeed, Male perched on branch after trying to break off branch, and a BE perched high in the bluffs
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2022, 07:32:04 AM
A close up of Mother Goose's egg from last night, and a few pics from this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 22, 2022, 11:14:26 AM
Lisa, the new BE pair seems to like those trees high up on the bluffs, but remind me which bluffs again, near N1 or near the retention pond? Anyhow, they have been up there all morning.

Great closeup of Goose egg.  Sunday or Monday expected hatching. Do they all hatch on the same day?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2022, 11:21:23 AM
Lisa, the new BE pair seems to like those trees high up on the bluffs, but remind me which bluffs again, near N1 or near the retention pond? Anyhow, they have been up there all morning.

Great closeup of Goose egg.  Sunday or Monday expected hatching. Do they all hatch on the same day?

STL - The bluffs by the retention pond.  I  have seen the cam op pan around to where Mom & DM2 use to perch in the bluff, and this set of trees looks to be to the right of it, just a ways down.

I am not sure if the geese eggs all hatch at once or what.  Will be a new learning experience!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 22, 2022, 02:04:00 PM
Lisa, thanks for perching tree location! 

I looked up the comparative sizes of Canada goose eggs and Bald eagle eggs, and found that they are very similar in size, with the goose eggs a teensy bit bigger.  Six of those big eggs makes a hefty pile under Mother Goose.   ;)

A little more eagle nest work and perching at N1 around 1:00 this afternoon. The new pair seems a bit perturbed by noisy geese flying over.  Not enough to chase them, but to look and call.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2022, 02:07:35 PM
Female pics
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Male pics
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2022, 02:10:10 PM
Female & Male working on N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 22, 2022, 04:40:46 PM
Lisa, great pics of this beautiful pair!

Over on N2B, the gander came in for a short visit about 3:00.  Eagle chittering could be heard, but didn't see any.  Maybe that's why the gander visited.  Or maybe it was the sensitive microphone picking up N1.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2022, 06:17:31 PM
Lisa, great pics of this beautiful pair!

Over on N2B, the gander came in for a short visit about 3:00.  Eagle chittering could be heard, but didn't see any.  Maybe that's why the gander visited.  Or maybe it was the sensitive microphone picking up N1.

Thanks, STL , and great pics from you too!

Earlier when the eagle pair was on N1 and the Y, the female had flown off the Y towards the pasture tree to break off a stick.  She looked like she got a lil hung up upside down and then let go, and flew in the direction of N2B.  That is a lil less than 5 hours ago on rewind, right now.  I am wondering if the female eagle was still over there, and maybe the male decided to come over too, and that is what caused the Goose alert.  Just random thoughts wondering thru my mind.... ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 22, 2022, 06:18:44 PM
A peek at MG's eggs this evening
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 22, 2022, 06:38:41 PM
I'm confused about the microphones on the two nests.  Aren't we hearing sound from both nests at the same time?  Or, is it that if the view is of N2B we're only hearing sound from there and if the view is on N1/Y we're only hearing sound at that location?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on April 22, 2022, 08:18:12 PM
Thanks to all for the great screen captures of Decorah, N1 and N2B nests. A truly very exciting season with the new bald eagle pair and Mother and Father Canadian Goose.

BL many thanks for the hatch info on the Geese and all.

Is there room for one more on 'the couch' ?  ???
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 23, 2022, 04:07:07 AM
I'm confused about the microphones on the two nests.  Aren't we hearing sound from both nests at the same time?  Or, is it that if the view is of N2B we're only hearing sound from there and if the view is on N1/Y we're only hearing sound at that location?

Ginger, - I think you are right.  I think we hear sounds from both nests, at least that is what I think I hear. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 23, 2022, 11:18:41 AM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
2h

Good morning, everyone! Our ISP is having some problems this morning and our website is only semi-functional as a result. We've contacted them and are waiting for a resolution.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 23, 2022, 11:51:24 AM
Pics from earlier this morning, both nest areas
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 23, 2022, 12:54:57 PM
Pics from earlier this morning, both nest areas

Great pics, STL

T40 - Thanks for the heads-up!  :) I was wondering why I could not post my pics earlier. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 23, 2022, 12:58:37 PM
A few morning pics from Decorah - MG in the morning sun, Male on the Y, close-up of MG's eggs, and Female(top) & Male
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on April 23, 2022, 03:01:02 PM
Thank you Lisa, STLbf and T40 for the  great captures. And, info.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 23, 2022, 03:04:17 PM
Lisa, aren't we ready for egg pips at N2B?  Love those sunshine pics, too.

Turkey vultures found something edible/dead on the Retention Pond bank about 1:00.

The new BEs spent a good while on the Y and the branches above N1 this afternoon.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: MNLindaBird on April 23, 2022, 04:30:04 PM
Just popping in to say how excited I will be to see the first gosling head pop through mom goose's wing pretty darn soon.  Those babies are so cute.  Do we know if the gosling jump will have any camera coverage at Decorah? 

After Bob Anderson got David McDonald fine-tuned with streaming cams for his RT Hawks at Eaglecrest Sanctuary in CA, and then after the RT nest blew down, was refurbished into a platform box with the former nest materials, after which the RT hawks never returned and Canada Geese (Wilma and Fred) took over for several years, it was a REALLY BIG DEAL each year to have a gosling jump celebration with video coverage.

Hoping we might have coverage of the jump at Decorah but, if not, I think there are a couple wonderful and nostalgic video clips of the EC gosling jumps somewhere to be found that could be viewed in memory of both Bob and David and their collaborative effort to expand streaming wildlife bird sites.

I hope the ground is soft underneath N2B and that the goslings will land there before heading in mass to the river with mom and dad goose showing the way for their first swim  :)

TY to those posting beautiful photos of the eagle activities at N1.  Hard to tell what that pair is planning to do, but quite interesting to follow.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 23, 2022, 04:53:46 PM
I'm confused about the microphones on the two nests.  Aren't we hearing sound from both nests at the same time?  Or, is it that if the view is of N2B we're only hearing sound from there and if the view is on N1/Y we're only hearing sound at that location?

Ginger, - I think you are right.  I think we hear sounds from both nests, at least that is what I think I hear.

Thanks, Lisa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 24, 2022, 09:02:29 AM
Lisa, aren't we ready for egg pips at N2B?  Love those sunshine pics, too.

Turkey vultures found something edible/dead on the Retention Pond bank about 1:00.

The new BEs spent a good while on the Y and the branches above N1 this afternoon.

STL, that was so cool to see so many TV's around the pond yesterday.  At one point, one walked down the bank and got a fish.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 24, 2022, 09:06:58 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Male(Left) & female moving a stick, Female in N1, Male laying down in N1, and male breaking off a stick on tree to right of N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 24, 2022, 09:46:38 AM
Good Morning Lisa,  I noticed a little bowl developing in N1 this morning.   :). It was cute to see them arguing about where the put the furniture this morning.  The placement of sticks looks a little wonky to me, but what do I know.  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 24, 2022, 09:51:19 AM
Good Morning Lisa,  I noticed a little bowl developing in N1 this morning.   :). It was cute to see them arguing about where the put the furniture this morning.  The placement of sticks looks a little wonky to me, but what do I know.  LOL

 ;D ;D  Yea, hopefully they can get their act together.  I want to reach in the screen, and help them move that long one in the middle. 

I think it's kinda fun and exciting to see a brand new pair work on something new.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 24, 2022, 12:03:19 PM
Great pics, Lisa, and so interesting to observe this new BE pair doing their thing.

Fun to watch the activity around the pond.  Maybe there was a fish flush from the hatchery that attracted the vultures.

So, are we holding our breath for the goose eggs to hatch really soon?  Because geese are so much more developed than eagles when they hatch, wonder if they will be "talking" to Mother Goose and if we will hear them.  Time will tell.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on April 24, 2022, 03:11:21 PM
Hi.
Thanks for the screen caps and info Lisa. STLbf, Ginger & Jaspurr
Yes...holding our breaths. Good question on the gosling 'chatter' to mother...sure hope the mics are turned on and up.
My kitty loves watching Mother Goose...I wonder if Maggie sees 'the leap  and all' will she let me know..?  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 24, 2022, 04:06:01 PM
Thanks, Phyl :)

STL - I think we all need to keep our eyes peeled to the screen starting tomorrow, so we don't miss the big hatch & jump.  I am guessing it will be sometime this week.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 24, 2022, 05:25:22 PM
Afternoon pic from Decorah - Male(front) & female
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on April 25, 2022, 12:21:45 AM
Thanks, Phyl :)

STL - I think we all need to keep our eyes peeled to the screen starting tomorrow, so we don't miss the big hatch & jump.  I am guessing it will be sometime this week.

Yes.

The above photo is lovely Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 25, 2022, 03:54:28 AM
Thanks, Phyl :)

STL - I think we all need to keep our eyes peeled to the screen starting tomorrow, so we don't miss the big hatch & jump.  I am guessing it will be sometime this week.

Yes.

The above photo is lovely Lisa.

Thanks, Phyl
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 25, 2022, 07:49:51 AM
Good Morning Lisa,  the male does love his eyeliner/shadow.  The bowl is progressing.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 25, 2022, 08:03:38 AM
Good Morning Lisa,  the male does love his eyeliner/shadow.  The bowl is progressing.   ;D

Good Morning  :)

I was beginning to wonder if they would show up. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 25, 2022, 08:09:19 AM
I heard them during the night.  I agree with Ginger.  The microphones are very confusing.  At times it sounds like the eagles are right above Mother Goose.

I forgot to mention.  If you haven't watched Smiles video "Don't Poop in the Wind", take a look.  Very Funny
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 25, 2022, 08:50:54 AM
I heard them during the night.  I agree with Ginger.  The microphones are very confusing.  At times it sounds like the eagles are right above Mother Goose.

I forgot to mention.  If you haven't watched Smiles video "Don't Poop in the Wind", take a look.  Very Funny

Ok, will take a peek at the video in a few.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 25, 2022, 09:05:58 AM
Morning pics - New pair, Male, Female and Mother Goose
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 25, 2022, 11:41:19 AM
Lisa, love your morning pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 25, 2022, 11:51:13 AM
Lisa, love your morning pics!

Thank you!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 25, 2022, 02:27:57 PM
A pic of MG's eggs from earlier this afternoon
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 25, 2022, 03:14:01 PM
It looks like she washed them, Lisa!  ;D  No heads yet.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 25, 2022, 03:41:01 PM
Peep, the goose eggs look good, and no sign of pips.  We are trying to be patient, and I'm sure Mother Goose is ready!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 25, 2022, 05:43:32 PM
Peep - They are might clean eggs! 

STL - I keep pressing my face to the screen when she gets up...I am not seeing a thing yet!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 25, 2022, 05:46:06 PM
A pretty juvie was spotted on M2 this evening, and Mother Goose standing on her eggs just before leaving for her break.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on April 25, 2022, 06:14:36 PM


My  Comcast-Xfinity has been down most of the day.
Playing catch-up now.

Good bowl progression with the new BEs.
Great photos of all avians and water fowl.
Lisa- I caught myself doing the same thing this morning when I peeked in on The Gooses  ;D  ( I know it's 'geese')

Thanks everyone.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on April 25, 2022, 09:37:11 PM
Gooses is more fun to say, Phyl.  And mooses. ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 26, 2022, 07:17:20 AM
Ha, Ha, angelo and phyl.  I'm kinda partial to geese & meese (which can be the large deer-like creature or the small rodent).   ;)

The new BEs were perched & sleeping next to N1 at about 5:30 this morning. Then they moved to N1 for a brief and calling time, then to the Y for more calling.  Announcing their presence.  Also soaring above the trees they like to perch in up on the Retention Pond bluffs -- might have been turkey vultures, no pics  of soaring.

Mother Goose seems to be sitting on all-eggs at last view.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 26, 2022, 08:06:25 AM
Phyl - I call them Gooses too  ;D

STL - This pair is up very early chattering letting their Decorah neighbors know it is time to "Rise and Shine"!!   ;D
Great pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 26, 2022, 08:34:03 AM
Looks like hatching has begun.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 26, 2022, 08:40:16 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - The pair on N1 vocalizing (male in nest), Father Goose in the creek under N2B, and most likely the new pair soaring over the bluffs and landed for a few in the trees in the bluffs.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 26, 2022, 08:40:51 AM
Great pic, Ginger!!!

Hope to see many more of those today!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 26, 2022, 11:54:07 AM
Love to see the pip in a goose egg this morning.  Ginger, thanks for the pic!  I found it on the rewind. Visible for just a second, then Mother Goose rolled the egg with pip hidden.

Mother G has been rearranging the sticks to kind of make a nest barrier for the chicks-to-come-soon!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: CheeseQueen1976 on April 26, 2022, 02:05:36 PM
First gosling is officially out!!! Welcome to the world, little one!!! 🥰
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: RubyRed246 on April 26, 2022, 02:08:51 PM
First gosling is officially out!!! Welcome to the world, little one!!! 🥰

How wonderful! So cute
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 26, 2022, 02:20:46 PM
Pics of first egg in hatching process. Rewind to 2:00 to watch.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 26, 2022, 02:46:28 PM
STL, just heard about this in the forum.  Thank you for the picture.  HAPPY DAY
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 26, 2022, 03:15:26 PM
STL, just went back to your rewind and it looks like a second egg is piping.  You can see a tiny pip when she is rotating the eggs.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 26, 2022, 04:05:44 PM
Pics of the first gosling
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 26, 2022, 04:06:22 PM
Pics of first egg in hatching process. Rewind to 2:00 to watch.

Great pics, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 26, 2022, 04:34:58 PM
Lisa, yours are way better!  MG looks like there's a circus going on underneath her!  We are used to a couple of eaglets disrupting the parents, but can you imagine 6 at one time?
 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 26, 2022, 04:49:05 PM
Lisa, yours are way better!  MG looks like there's a circus going on underneath her!  We are used to a couple of eaglets disrupting the parents, but can you imagine 6 at one time?
 

STL, everyone's pics are good! 

I told someone earlier, the gosling must be squirming under her, like the kiddos squirm under Mr N & DNF
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: buzbee on April 26, 2022, 05:35:45 PM
This is so wonderful! I wish there was a cam op on right about now because twice I have heard eagles calling and they sound like they are right there in the tree. I'm curious to see if it's Mom and Dm2 or the new couple!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 26, 2022, 06:15:32 PM
buzbee, we've heard eagles chattering here at N2B recently before.  Mother Goose doesn't seem very concerned, however.  Some watchers suspect that the microphone at N1 is turned on, but unless we have video, it's just a guess.  The cam ops have been doing double duty with both Decorah nests having activity, many thanks to them!

Still only one gosling at 6:00, and it's soooo cute and bright yellow. My pic isn't great.  Mother covers up really fast.  Overnight could be really interesting.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 26, 2022, 06:23:45 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :-*
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 26, 2022, 06:27:18 PM
PEEP, beautiful picture. 
She is doing a lot of jumping for just one little cutie.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 26, 2022, 06:29:57 PM
Another view...
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 26, 2022, 06:32:44 PM
Love the morning dove in the background.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: CheeseQueen1976 on April 26, 2022, 06:55:25 PM
That little gosling is so precious! The best part is when they run.... 😄

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oTsfFmuvb7o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: buzbee on April 26, 2022, 09:00:17 PM
buzbee, we've heard eagles chattering here at N2B recently before.  Mother Goose doesn't seem very concerned, however.  Some watchers suspect that the microphone at N1 is turned on, but unless we have video, it's just a guess.  The cam ops have been doing double duty with both Decorah nests having activity, many thanks to them!

Oh ok thank you STLbf. I didn't think of the mic being on over at N1 so we can hear activity over there at the same time. thanks much. Also, I completely appreciate cam ops!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 26, 2022, 09:40:01 PM
Sad news from RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
1h

Decorah Eagles Update at N3 with Mom Decorah & DM2

We have finally completed our recent assessment of what we believe is going on at N3 and what Mom Decorah and DM2 are up to.  ALL the eagles of Decorah are out doing the things that, well…eagles do.  We don’t always understand why they are doing what they do, but they really are not obligated to report back to us humans either! 

First, we can report that Mom Decorah and DM2 appear to be healthy and have been hanging out around the nest tree N3 on the Upper Iowa River.  Second, some sad news that you may have picked up on yesterday’s notes and photos posted on our FB page.  To the best of our knowledge, Mom and DM2 are not incubating whatever egg/eggs they were tending at the N3 nest.  As of this writing, we have completed overhead recon of the nest and will report any findings.

It is hard to acknowledge this loss, with our fond memories following Mom and Dad Decorah - from 2007, when she arrived at the hatchery valley until now.  So much love and attention have been showered on our eagles over the years.  Time passes and things change in the eagle world as we experienced firsthand when Dad Decorah disappeared in 2018 and DM2 stepped in.  This was Mom Decorah’s 15th nesting season and if you were following earlier reports, her egg laying timing was definitely late and we really put a lot of field time in to determine that at least one egg had been laid around March 20th and was being incubated.  Around April 19th, we noticed that their incubation activities ceased.  If a hatch was to happen it would have been this week.  Here in 2022, Mom Decorah not hatching and fledging at least 2 eaglets in a season is a first, and something that we are not used to with her successful nesting seasons and eaglets fledged – 39 eaglets over the years!

Things are changing in the hatchery valley and Mom and DM2's territory may be changing too.  We do not see Mom or DM2 at the hatchery like we used to and are now combing through our files taking a closer look for the last time we identified them in that part of their original territory.  We know that eagle territories change over time and since Mom and DM2 moved their active nest over to N3, they are not in the hatchery valley as much and the lack of their presence leaves an open door to other eagles who would like it.  We have new pair of eagles that have settled in and are occupying and defending our rebuilt starter nest at N1.  Many watchers are wondering if they could be offspring of Mom and Dad Decorah - it is an interesting thought, but we will never know.  Both the new male and female were at N1 last night fending off another visiting adult eagle as night set in.  We were wondering if it could have been DM2, but could not tell.  They have found the trout in the retention pond and appear to be relatively comfortable with the increased human presence (and geese!) that goes along with the Decorah hatchery nests. 

We are in the process of collecting detailed biometric data to identify these eagles and doing our best to document if and when Mom or DM2 visit this part of their territory or possible former territory.  That is a tough pill to swallow that another pair of eagles may take control of the hatchery valley, but that could well be happening.  Time will tell and we will be following the eagles along the way.  Join the RRP crew and enjoy the ride!

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Mom Decorah in the maple tree (M2) in late December 2021.

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A recent photo of Mom or DM2 in the N3 nest - right about the time we believe incubation ceased.

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We use the high powered zoom of our cameras to get detailed biometric data helping identify our eagles. This is DM2 in 2020. You can see the unique dark flecks in the iris of his left eyeball.

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Our new male and female close up and personal! Notice the differences in the two? Male in the front and Female in the back.

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A close-up view of the new female eagle on the Y-Branch. Notice the detail of her beak, nare, and iris.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 26, 2022, 09:49:44 PM
Also from RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project
4h

4-23-22 Day Trip
Photos and Story by Robin Brumm

I woke up at dark o’clock and left for Decorah before the sun rose on Saturday morning.  I wanted to get there early and see if I could get any pictures of the new pair of eagles, and top of my list was checking on Mom and DM2! 

When I got to the hatchery, the new pair of eagles had already flown off, so I went over by N2B and took a photo of Mother Goose.  As I was sitting there, an eagle flew to the Y branch.  I looked through my binoculars and saw some darker streaking on the tail feathers.  It was the male eagle! He flew off upstream, after just a few minutes.  I headed back to the hatchery and waited for a little while to see if the new pair would come back. I decided to walk over toward the pond.  I looked through my binoculars and scanned the treetops. There they were, the new pair, both perched near each other.  I walked along the stream and took a few photos.  I could see them both vocalizing and then the male flew off.  I scanned the sky and saw a hawk soaring over the bluff.  The male chased after him and escorted him out of the area.  The female then left the bluff and flew toward the N1 tree.  She landed on a branch above the Y.  I took several photos and then decided to head to N3.

I got halfway to N3 when a friend messaged me that the male had just landed in the N1 nest.  So.. back I went to the hatchery.  I parked my car and walked over to N1.  The female was still on the upper branch and the male was on the Y branch.  I took lots of photos and then I went to check on Mom and DM2 at N3.

I walked down the trail behind Walmart to where I could see N3. I looked through my binoculars and didn’t see anyone in the nest.  Hmmm, where were they?  It was warm and humid, so I wasn’t too concerned that they were off the eggs, but I didn’t see them anywhere.  I waited about half an hour and saw someone fly in and land on the dead tree across the stream from the nest tree.  I looked through my binoculars but couldn’t tell who it was.  I took a photo and zoomed in.. it was Mom!  She perched there for a while and then flew to the perch tree next to N3.  She was looking down at the river, like she was trying to find a fish. She flew down toward the river and went behind the river bank.  I couldn’t see her for a while after that.  Maybe she caught a fish and was having lunch. She finally flew back to the dead tree. I was starting to get worried that no one was incubating eggs. I watched Mom on the dead tree for an hour or so and then DM2 flew in and landed on a branch in the N3 tree, and still no incubation.  I guess that means something must have happened to the eggs.  Mom and DM2 both stayed on their respective perches for about an hour or so, and then they both flew off.

Since both Mom and DM2 left the area, I decided to head for home.  It was a long ride home this time, and I was feeling a little melancholy that there was no visible incubation.  I was sad that Mom and DM2 won’t have any offspring this year, but was very happy that I was able to see both of them together and know that they are okay.  I guess we will have to wait and see what comes next for them.  It’s all on eagle time!

RRP appreciates Robin's generosity in sharing her photos and reminds you they are copyrighted and may not be downloaded without her express written consent.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on April 26, 2022, 11:19:09 PM
First, we can report that Mom Decorah and DM2 appear to be healthy and have been hanging out around the nest tree N3 on the Upper Iowa River.

Mom Decorah and DM2 are totally AOK. 
U skipped me a heart beat there T40 with the HEADLINE on your 1st post !

"As of this writing, we have completed overhead recon of the nest and will report any findings" .

I take that to mean drones.

Some two footers believe nature is perpetual motion .. some people believe perpetual motion is impossible ..

Having physically been hit by lightning twice 66666 tttimes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VWl1dK6pc4) I'm a firm believer in the impossible. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90WD_ats6eE
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on April 27, 2022, 12:09:47 AM
My Uncle George was a USFS ranger from the 30's to 60's out of Redding, CA. Mt Shasta.
Hiked up daily to 'his' fire tower with his USFS aluminum head shed on.
Hit 9 times he was by lightning.

He was 99 when the forest left him drinking whiskey and eating fat back bacon.
Best scholar of the Wild I've ever met bar none.
I do believe he could tell the difference between a duck fart and an eagles with just a whiff of the wind.

My poor Aunt Bert worried every boot stride. 

I have that very aluminum brain bucket.
Lightning scorched, dented and battered .
One of the most treasured outdoors things I have in my possession.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on April 27, 2022, 12:34:52 AM
T40--Thanks for posting the RRP report on N3, Mom and DM2.  A bit of sadness needs a blast from the past, so I'll offer up my favorite Mom and Dad video for nostalgia's sake!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7rRGBXMkck

Enjoy....and shed a happy tear if you must! <3
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on April 27, 2022, 12:39:45 AM
And now back to our regularly scheduled Canadian Goose at N2B

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3LNhZ7msI4&list=OLAK5uy_mgdKR5uBh7LzmG_jfCsOqwp30Sb0U1s40
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 27, 2022, 07:04:05 AM
Thanks for the video EBURG.  Perfect.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on April 27, 2022, 07:10:11 AM
Tears eburgbird?  Of course!  I always loved that clip by pharmerdave2 and had it in the folder.

For those who want a quick momento

Decorah Eagles 2012 - Eagle Story - You Got A Friend
youtube.com/watch?v=_7rRGBXMkck


Hope this pastes for y'all

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2022, 07:15:08 AM
Four goslings for Mother Geese, so far.  She just gave is a peek!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52033734479_1b28cdc2be_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on April 27, 2022, 07:17:53 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52026370917_117c8116cb_b.jpg)
Lisa, I love this pic you got!

My 2 sense
April 27, 2022
Thank you RRP for posting at last!
This was the first bird cam I watched, years ago.
I have not been keeping up in recent years, so was surprised at the disappearance of the former pair.  I've watched eagles displaced, in Florida the son took the nest and the pair left.

You call this bad news, but its GOOD news!
Mom is alive, she was not hit by a car!  She will go on!
A beautiful new pair is here to carry on.
We dont know its an Iowa offspring, but - we dont know its not.  ;D
I think its wonderful!

And its quite hilarious to see a goose in a tree - with eggs!
and hear eagles singing!

I dont like designations like D3 - I LIKE NAMES!
EXAMPLE:  Deke and Cora
Siliness of designations is why I quit this cam
The Baltimore falcon cam just keeps the same names year to year, even if birds come n go.

LIFE GOES ON
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
https://youtu.be/9x5WY_jmsko

Shepherd


Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 27, 2022, 07:18:37 AM
Four goslings for Mother Geese, so far.  She just gave is a peek!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52033734479_1b28cdc2be_b.jpg)
;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2022, 07:52:27 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah, and one from last night of the first gosling
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52033523688_73fd299cda_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52033484001_2c56db8c08_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52033543311_0d9d7cffb3_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 27, 2022, 07:56:14 AM
Mother Goose sure has a beakful!  ;D  I wonder what is going to happen at Charlo if most do hatch?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2022, 08:00:06 AM
shep - Thank you  :)

eburg - Thanks for the video!

BrokenLug - Yes, thank heavens Mom & DM2 are OK.  I do think I read in a RRP Facebook reply or post, that they would send up a drone.  Don't quote me on this, but I believe that is what I saw.

T40 - As always, thanks for bringing over the RRP posts from Robin and RRP.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on April 27, 2022, 08:16:57 AM
peep--Yup, watching goslings is fun.
BUT JUST REMEMBER!
There are six eggs.  They are CANADIAN geese.  There are six players on a hockey team!

THERE REMAINS A BAN ON HOCKEY PLAYING ON THE RETENTION POND!!!

 :) ;) ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 27, 2022, 08:26:30 AM
Nice to see you Shep.  Words of Wisdom.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2022, 09:15:17 AM
Father Goose below N2B guarding the nest
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52032639942_4d9313034b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 27, 2022, 09:43:13 AM
Four goslings, way to go, with more to come!  The goose on the ground might well be Father Goose, I agree, on watch and waiting for the great jump-off.  I've been thinking that one more reason for Mother Goose to keep sitting tight on the nest is to prevent the goslings from running around and over the edge too soon.  I will now resume my seat on the Confusion Couch and enjoy the day.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 27, 2022, 10:29:31 AM
Mt Shasta, my parents and I made several trips to Mt. Shasta.  I wonder if we ran into your uncle BL.  My dad had two weeks vacation each year and we spent 1 week on the west side and one week on the east side of the Sierra Nevadas.  We took a lot of short day trips.  My dad loved fishing.  I remember hiking to the top of one of the peaks on the east side.  We had to sign into a log before hiking the trail.  At the top, you could see the Pacific Ocean in one direction and Nevada in the other direction.  A pristine lake with native trout, cat tracks in the snow leading to a den in the rocks and not another human in sight.  It was heaven.

PUFF,  I tried loading your video but was unable to do so.  I tried copying it and loading it in google.  No luck.

LISA, I thought the same thing when I saw the goose at the stream.  The gander may not be in the nest but he is never far away.  That stream looks a little fast for the goslings.  Dad and mom may have to walk them to the retention pond for their first swimming lesson .  I am glad that someone from RRP will be there to help the family cross the road safely.   ;D

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 27, 2022, 11:22:25 AM
Tuesday, April 26 -- Robin Brumm commented on Facebook.

"The cam ops keep both mics on so we hear vocals at both N2B where Mother Goose is, and also hear vocals from N1 nest/tree and the Y branch."

I saw this comment by Amy yesterday on Facebook.

"We sent up a drone and verified that there were no eggs or young, but I don't have many details beyond that. We're waiting for a chance to look at the photos in higher resolution/detail to see if we can learn anything from them."
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2022, 12:18:39 PM
Ginger - Thanks for the info from Amy, and from Robin on the mics.  :)

jaspurr - Yep, you are right Father Goose is never far away.  There was one day, not too long ago, that Mother Goose alerted him, and he was there in a flash in the nest with her.  First time that I had seen him on the nest with her since she laid the eggs.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on April 27, 2022, 12:34:55 PM
Mt Shasta, my parents and I made several trips to Mt. Shasta.  I wonder if we ran into your uncle BL.  My dad had two weeks vacation each year and we spent 1 week on the west side and one week on the east side of the Sierra Nevadas.  We took a lot of short day trips.  My dad loved fishing.  I remember hiking to the top of one of the peaks on the east side.  We had to sign into a log before hiking the trail.  At the top, you could see the Pacific Ocean in one direction and Nevada in the other direction.  A pristine lake with native trout, cat tracks in the snow leading to a den in the rocks and not another human in sight.  It was heaven.

PUFF,  I tried loading your video but was unable to do so.  I tried copying it and loading it in google.  No luck.

LISA, I thought the same thing when I saw the goose at the stream.  The gander may not be in the nest but he is never far away.  That stream looks a little fast for the goslings.  Dad and mom may have to walk them to the retention pond for their first swimming lesson .  I am glad that someone from RRP will be there to help the family cross the road safely.   ;D

jaspurr  I connected using post from eburgbird and it worked.  Try that one.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7rRGBXMkck

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2022, 01:38:20 PM
New pair in N1 earlier this morning (female in front), and more pic of the adorable goslings!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52033654908_283a78b277_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52034153588_d92c49c666_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52033136347_fc05bd1970_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on April 27, 2022, 02:42:56 PM
Lisa, great pics!
Cute lil eagles snacks .. I mean .. gooselettes
One is super eager!

Deke and Cora are gorgeous.  I love them!
I KNOW they have no names - but thats how I think of them.

Danger of eagles by day and owls etc by night
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 27, 2022, 04:24:03 PM
Better enjoy the goslings while we can!  In another day or so they will be out of the nest and away to who knows where.  Would be cool if they stay around the Retention Pond and the creek.  It's soooo interesting to learn  up close about birds that are so different from the eagles.  I'm just blown away by how much more mature they are right out of the eggs.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on April 27, 2022, 04:48:45 PM
One lil guy was out running around the nest.  I see why they leap EARLY.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 27, 2022, 06:51:16 PM
  Geese are precocial which means they are born with their eyes open, down covered and able to move about freely. Altricial birds like robins are born helpless and need parental support.  Bald Eagles are semi-altricial.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2022, 06:51:52 PM
A few pics from today of the goslings
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52035224465_10f91d3041_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52034955919_1aab27ee90_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52033667037_cee270aee5_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52034708836_f41f381ac6_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 27, 2022, 07:02:00 PM
Cute pictures Lisa.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 27, 2022, 07:04:13 PM
And I thought bunnies and chicks were cute!  What great pics, Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 28, 2022, 05:07:15 AM
Thank you, STL and jaspurr

STL - The lil goslings remind me of a rubber ducky.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on April 28, 2022, 06:42:13 AM
Gee Lisa the captures are lovely!  I will never get over how cute and darling these goslings are! Right there next to kittens for me.   :-*
Many thanks and to all.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on April 28, 2022, 07:58:02 AM
Just got this...
(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/1c/8f/8d/1c8f8dc165b1e1c716486a93dee92e36.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on April 28, 2022, 08:03:40 AM
and ...looks like maybe four are visable.

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/38/93/37/3893371b974019b17f4199ada471e52e.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 28, 2022, 08:06:08 AM
and ...looks like maybe four are visable.

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/38/93/37/3893371b974019b17f4199ada471e52e.jpg)

Phyl -- I've seen pics this morning posted within the last half hour on the Explore site showing 5 visible.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on April 28, 2022, 08:11:48 AM
and ...looks like maybe four are visable.

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/38/93/37/3893371b974019b17f4199ada471e52e.jpg)

Phyl -- I've seen pics this morning posted within the last half hour on the Explore site showing 5 visible.

Ginger   I was talking about what was seen in my picture only.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 28, 2022, 08:13:31 AM
and ...looks like maybe four are visable.

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/38/93/37/3893371b974019b17f4199ada471e52e.jpg)

Phyl -- I've seen pics this morning posted within the last half hour on the Explore site showing 5 visible.

I was talking about what was seen in my picture only.

Yes, I understand.   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 28, 2022, 08:57:57 AM
Ginger, there was just a mass escape of the goslings.  Definitely 5 but it looked to me like there may have been a 6th at the very back .  Very dark and hard to tell but I thought I saw 2 eyes just to the right of the dry gosling on the left.  Maybe better eyes can tell or may be just wishful thinking on my part.  LOL. Does anyone have a flashlight?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 28, 2022, 09:06:19 AM
Ginger, there was just a mass escape of the goslings.  Definitely 5 but it looked to me like there may have been a 6th at the very back .  Very dark and hard to tell but I thought I saw 2 eyes just to the right of the dry gosling on the left.  Maybe better eyes can tell or may be just wishful thinking on my part.  LOL. Does anyone have a flashlight?
I hope so!  ;) :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 28, 2022, 09:11:29 AM
News article via Channel 7 KWWL TV Eastern Iowa Waterloo

Goslings arrive in the original Decorah eagle nest
https://www.kwwl.com/news/top-stories/goslings-arrive-in-the-original-decorah-eagle-nest/article_57d97af2-c67a-11ec-acca-275df6656096.html

The Raptor Resource Project spotted the first four goslings Wednesday morning. There were six eggs total in the nest with the first being laid on March 24th and the last on April 1st. Hatch was expected to begin on or around April 26th.
(https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/kwwl.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/b/cf/bcf49640-c67c-11ec-8a50-3f1f4f663bff/6269c94d19a3b.image.jpg?resize=889%2C500)
There are four goslings in the nest this morning, including one that just hatched! Mrs. Goose is keeping them covered, although it's a lot of fun seeing little beaks and heads periscope up from the romper room beneath her feathers! Look for a ground report soon and join our moderators over at https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/ for a celebratory chat.

According to the Raptor Resource Project, Canadian Goslings are relatively mature and mobile from the moment they hatch. They are born with their eyes open and can swim, run and jump shortly after leaving the egg.

Just before hatching, the goslings consume whatever yolk remains in their eggs; providing enough food energy for the next 24 to 48 hours.

Roughly 24 hours after hatching, Mother Goose will leave the nest and the goslings will jump after her. After that, their parents will lead them to water and protect them from predators.

You can find more information about the goslings or watch the live stream here. https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on April 28, 2022, 09:14:36 AM
hi guys just checking out the cuties this morning. They were on the news here  ;D
This is from a few minutes ago.
Be safe you little wiggle worms on your leap to the pond :-\ ;)
(https://i.gyazo.com/abe0e8c4ab8fe6aaeb7aeb2f9545ba4c.gif)

(https://i.gyazo.com/ee5b381221b9e051a1bc6b425fc15143.gif)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 28, 2022, 09:25:20 AM
PEEP, aren't they adorable.  If I did see two eyes it looked like it wasn't dry yet.  Father Goose has been patrolling the stream down below.  Mother Goose is on alert this morning and sounds like Father Goose is keeping everyone away from the nest.  Just heard the eagles so they are at N1 or nearby.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2022, 09:42:13 AM
LORI, wonderful to have your gifs of the geese!

The chat feed says there are now 5 goslings, and one still to hatch.  Good thing they are so imprinted on MG and still eager to get back under her protection.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on April 28, 2022, 09:44:40 AM
April 28, 2022
9.45 am
I've been hearing - perhaps Dad Goose - may be calling her down
I have counted 5 active yellow fluff balls
early this morning I saw an egg
She may go today, she's very active

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 28, 2022, 09:48:01 AM
I just saw this comment from Sparky on the Explore chat board.  (Sparky is a Forum member although I don't think I've seen her post here for quite awhile.)

"I can now say RRP installed a new cam yesterday, I believe it's right across the creek from the nest. Should give excellent views, as long as the goslings jump from the water side."
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2022, 10:21:07 AM
Here's a pic showing the 5 goslings.  They are so fast, I used the stop-action feature to capture the view.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 28, 2022, 10:33:45 AM
All 5 goslings earlier this morning
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52035969763_6ae6ba1265_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 28, 2022, 10:41:04 AM
Lori, STL, and Phyl....thanks for the great pics and gifs

Ginger - Thanks for the info from Sparky.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Nora in IA on April 28, 2022, 10:42:44 AM
What a fantastic catch of the 5!!!!!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2022, 10:51:05 AM
I wish "RR," the Eaglecrest mod, could be here because I'm pretty sure he would play this 8): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwYN7mTi6HM&ab_channel=VHTelevision
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 28, 2022, 11:43:56 AM
Ginger, thank you for the news from Sparky.  Sounds like a gaggle of geese down below.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 28, 2022, 11:58:23 AM
I am Holding my Breath.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on April 28, 2022, 12:53:25 PM
Ginger, Lisa, T40, STLbf...thanks for the s. caps and info.  Like Physcofort in the chat....getting my housework accomplished while I wait. LOL 
Maggie fell asleep in the chair here...wonder if those darling yellow bundles of fluff know the world is watching and waiting with baited breath? Nah !
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: CheeseQueen1976 on April 28, 2022, 01:15:46 PM
2 down 3 to go!!!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2022, 01:55:33 PM
Bless the goslings on their life journey! All 5 have jumped, hopefully to safety on the ground below.  Holding my breath for an hour surely helped them on their way.     ;D

Few pics, with more to come.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Lani on April 28, 2022, 01:56:05 PM
Hi! Ground report anyone? I'm praying little one is okay.

Great photos STLbf, thanks
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on April 28, 2022, 01:56:16 PM
April 28
1.48 pm
The last of 5 gooselettes jump-fell
whew

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2022, 01:58:15 PM
Pic of the first jumper -- or the place where the first went over the edge at the "top" of the nest.
One pic from the ground that we are all waiting to see!  More on the way.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 28, 2022, 02:08:45 PM
Report!

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4751ff12b90cfb3855812d74c0d295408c99b7f59d8ca899ef326001ec4d3ef2.jpg?w=800&h=350)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: MNLindaBird on April 28, 2022, 02:14:22 PM
Good golly.  This has been the most stressful goose jump I have ever watched.  Thank you, Dave, for finding one of the lost ones and letting us know.  Am  sure the world can live without one more goose, BUT, they are so darn cute when they are goslings and it seems that the parents know the count is not correct.   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2022, 02:26:11 PM
Just saw the 4th one being put in the creek. MG and FG came right over! :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2022, 02:58:22 PM
Awesome, a 4th gosling has been rescued and reunited with the three and MG and FG.  Here's a pic.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on April 28, 2022, 03:05:17 PM
So....one failure to launch, one chute-failure and 4 healthy swimmers.  66% is a "mandate" in Presidential elections, so I'm happy.  Too many Canadian geese anyways!  :) ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on April 28, 2022, 03:10:30 PM
eburg!!   :o  Behave now!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on April 28, 2022, 03:17:12 PM
eburg!!   :o  Behave now!

Hi angelolady.
How ya been?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on April 28, 2022, 03:27:29 PM
STLbf thanks for the 'play by play' on the gosling jumps.

Does anyone have word on #5, 'little one'? Is he with his family now and uninjured?

 Jim came home from work and first thing he said was " What happend to your face?' I told my husband that I had never cried and prayed so much in ages!  As I did for the 'little onel' who was las to leave then nest .
I have watched Nature's drama many times. But, this was high drama.  I'm emotionally drained right now.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on April 28, 2022, 03:31:57 PM
eburg 5:5   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2022, 03:37:39 PM
Here's a little illustrated chronology of the launching today, taken "live" while I was whooping and hollering, "Watch out below!"  Numbers and times indicate the order of events, all within about an hour between 1:00 and 2:00.  Several sets because only 4 pics at a time.  Enjoy, everybirdy.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2022, 03:40:01 PM
Here's more of the series.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2022, 03:44:26 PM
Lots of peeping, lots of scurrying back and forth, these little ones can really climb around!  MG and FG calling encouragement now and then from the ground.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2022, 03:54:34 PM
Last items in the launching series.  I'm sure there will be video, which is much better because you can actually see them leaping-falling-slipping.

While the last gosling was still on the nest, a house sparrow and a starling came for some souvenir downy feathers.  No pic, sorry, I got all caught up in the moment and pressed the wrong keys.  Maybe later on the rewind.

Such a blessing that four of the goslings survived and are with Mother and Father Goose.  Hoping that the 5th one might still be found alive and OK. And if not, there's always room for one more angel.  Same goes for the egg, still unhatched at time of this posting.

RRP -- a million thanks for all you do and all the people who make it happen so we can watch  and learn.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on April 28, 2022, 03:56:35 PM
Hi Phyl--still here and kicking.  I mostly read these days.  Occasionally I need to pick on my old buddy eburg.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 28, 2022, 03:58:29 PM
STLbf, I feel that the 6th egg was damaged in some way, so not likely viable. Now to wonder what is going to happen at Charlo! I hope the original Mother Gooses eggs all hatch!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 28, 2022, 04:06:19 PM
STL, it didn't take the sparrow and starling long to start grabbing the down.   # 5 was still in the nest.  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on April 28, 2022, 04:15:40 PM
And I appreciate it, angelo! ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 28, 2022, 04:33:55 PM
Explore just posted on their chat board that #5 didn't make it.  They said that RRP will have a lengthier update later tonight.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Nora in IA on April 28, 2022, 04:38:54 PM
That was a blast today, but haven't seen any news on #5 since it jumped.  (Apparently #5 didn't make it, RRP will update later.) While we were there another pair of geese landed on N1!  Saw them jump.  Mom & Dad along with #1-3 swam downstream a bit.  #4 went the wrong way and Dave scooped it up and put it over near the creek and the family came back for it.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLVwum-aYRXKFFHXw14cxUOYsXpR6Mo1P9ysGx9ZHI6QeUvmxp_F2VVCwU3WqLlEhtzX3MsS7LlvPQxggljZTulJfB7e7MvjH-1-lEdrSdEXOwfSpZZgw9xpEKkOLHTCPqVk9rJasct97Xjqfvw0IBsTug=w1239-h883-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLXk4-V08lenNNUm3U0XEIZ-_HDZirE8rBZl2N4J2aK-F3EXz6lioW188lju85fRGU3SIYBKi1gQtL6i0S4KBGsqe9cBGjAzseydCwE-f6R_3hJ9HwtUmV79w7jSSIbqhj5A11RuhaguKhgeqe4nYMfjTw=w1230-h883-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLUJ87EYzViwjt6726qLyvzQ0pryI2o77fAn5mw8aKa1TAeYyukk2qTSeSaFfZZvmZkRjVsX3AG1fWWMg2Al89cWmdhJtAbItlfIdREA-iuJ72BIASD1UX1bA3yRkybNfe1k5JiC55phSV6qpfGIMX1HrQ=w1238-h883-no?authuser=0)

For anyone that hasn't been there, the nest is in the upper left corner and Trout Creek is normally up where the green grass is.  It's pretty low.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLWIqVRYFc4NmJaym7fOyWmvDqMpqvCnEgu-pXRuYjI6iXR9-O_fV9EMLLVdtbR8w2ujVfkkpj-zOLBE-2pvk9dNzou_oT2bIxwtV7agcrDluCBdOHW8jozU5ZO3GT92nYUnkzxXuQ5VhwMQso9tZJ2vkQ=w589-h884-no?authuser=0)

The goose that landed over in N1
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLWW5YQTSCfAgmrza-4cc9EEOxtppsLdQs12jdU8haHpYJj3hmGyUMyfE5Y75Piqre83w3_QXekIEocTBkT-9-SEuU45AGP0PUjOO7ZBhS7kfuVcTRsUyiHwcF4kHo1EUP2O7Q_9hChBsgt8MXTsfuzNnw=w1236-h883-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLV3vOivrbKIvqSEOS7Y5tZsGJm4ytPoZTVrk6C3pfvQd0RY39f6TgzhyA3Qu9c-5SASkkd2HZ71bPps58F99xN6UvikQ71botvaQkRytld1pKSGjCn4tPzFCbeEvYlTtkwZz0lPHcsBcCrcMACj_bpY9g=w1236-h883-no?authuser=0)

#5 still pondering jumping...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLV0f02WXx-aXgbbOY7FVpouCNYVJQs_BuoVW6Hz37POzH2VBnypomiZw-oyXhSMxzJI9zqS-ChhENwgENh68DucFcPitUWVsPv4TYSKyWU7xDD-vXhZHM9EoD4t5o2xaROUnEsodJ2RPczOWv9LCl5kow=w1237-h883-no?authuser=0)

Mom, dad, and #1-3
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLW1XM3oZ-C_96to_8GjkUcJV7N9Y6D5QDfRZcaS_B4uwWKlJ5_bjZT4FEEDuitutHJuSBTQcsoGmepfPJfRUor6ylHKJje_TRV46x9SD79972iMajMPaWXJNuZjXVYSWC4gGxIfcJFFuNUJtl1KHuZw4A=w1235-h883-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLUl0hV5qox1FiVPLLgQ7-Q091jiZ6CRTUIpvtoKrKh8ePjP_SWwJ3goxqR0wpK-zbkxVR2JM3QBD6aRSJA91L0SKYGj5FcX2ICVJg3Or88NPEt5yv0OiLTMY4vKP9LGB3R77croL6zZ4mvQ4h1-k3ydaw=w1237-h883-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLXOwD79m79doSvyhbZiFwBzlxdlM5C-dU2a5zKYYmx9sqtNBrow37lawkOlB2JUD15JavtICFD5cVJUoY6MTtojlCNfyOQ0rsrbdqImb-MWs_gHZssZKWEl8ijtKwxvwKY38H5Mhqa7slb1dI_TI_zkKw=w1234-h884-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLUmw1kNg9GPbdkzXCC9rzB9x_QY1wE986le45NUDL0RNmW0_-Yo32l6n7pWh6D971pUQqA-WBtbPK7OCHVDMtmesyshAMKjaZQY0LycCSPavHJlY4yuUQL12b_XwUw0cvdSYRB2ZDBSg_gQVjtlujyt3A=w1235-h884-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLX_OioFDzeVDKkRAr8EKAuMUdjGqH11y220FPAeIz50Q5e-XArdJ6YTP05skEObWkJq03GkmZ_p8ToQf1BE0POMhg76Cz3nz3f-RMPZcobrqyFtCoh2_E_VjS-t9tpX6nzmaOQMDJXMN-IywJFXp45Ebg=w1230-h883-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Nora in IA on April 28, 2022, 04:40:25 PM
Oh no thank you Ginger, that's sad about #5.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 28, 2022, 04:43:53 PM
Nora - Wonderful pics, thank you!

Ginger - I just saw the post on Explore, so sad! :'(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 28, 2022, 05:11:01 PM
Thanks for all those wonderful pics, Nora.

We can celebrate the 4 who made it but I have to admit to really feeling sad that # 5 didn't make it after running around the nest for such a long time by itself trying  to figure out how to get down and then finally going for it.


Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 28, 2022, 05:32:13 PM
How sad!  :'(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on April 28, 2022, 05:40:34 PM
Posted on Decorah Cam Chat:

Hi all.

Today we watched five brave goslings take the big leap of 70 ish feet to join their parents down below! How amazing to see, especially live.

Four of the goslings made the jump without injury.

You've been wondering about the fifth.

Sadly, the fifth did not make it 💔

I was rooting for him right along with you, as was Raptor Resource Project. They'll have a lengthier update for you later tonight.

Feel free to share your thoughts and heart with the community. We can all be here for each other in sadness as in joy. Nature is not cruel, but it can be harsh, to paraphrase a favorite quote.

 :'(

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/36/3c/b0/363cb0d8144e148bce25dfcf6ca4f450.gif)
💔💔💔
 :'( :'( :'( 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: tsk34 on April 28, 2022, 06:08:17 PM
Thanks Nora for your photos.  Was that before Dave found the 4th little one?  Thought I counted only 3 in the water?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 28, 2022, 06:53:45 PM
Rysx just posted this sweet video with all 4 goslings swimming with M & D.  ;D

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YpkprJsvy2M&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 28, 2022, 07:18:18 PM
Nora, thank you for all the onsite photos of the gosling launch day!  What an experience it must be to "Be in the room where it happens" to quote a line from the musical, Hamilton.

Very sad that the #5 gosling did not survive the jump.  But great joy for the others.

The cam ops checked on the Y now and then this afternoon. About 5:00, an adult BE perched for a while.  I have no idea which one.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 28, 2022, 07:50:50 PM
Peep - Thanks for the video

STL  - I thought that looked like the female on the Y. The male is perched to the left of her.  You can just see his tail in your pic.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Nora in IA on April 28, 2022, 08:25:09 PM
Thanks Nora for your photos.  Was that before Dave found the 4th little one?  Thought I counted only 3 in the water?
Yep that would have been before Dave put #4 in the water.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Nora in IA on April 28, 2022, 08:26:19 PM

The cam ops checked on the Y now and then this afternoon. About 5:00, an adult BE perched for a while.  I have no idea which one.
  I had opened the cam at 4:56 and watched them both fly in.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Linda M on April 28, 2022, 09:11:14 PM
RRP's Facebook post this evening; seems as if #5 wasn't the gosling that didn't make it safely down:

"The goslings jumped today! We'll have video tomorrow, but for now, we know that:
- Four of five goslings survived and were last seen swimming happily in Trout Creek, foraging along the bank, and following their parents up and down the small pool below the nest.
- One of the four went the wrong way after jumping! We managed to reunite it with its family after some mad scrambling through the brush, a low crawl across the river bank, and a little rock jumping. This gosling seemed determined to stay with new Papa David Kester: it took two tries to get it back where it belonged!
- One gosling died. We initially thought it might have been the last to jump, since it was younger and smaller than its siblings and took a while to follow them out of the nest.  But the gosling we reunited with its family was smaller than the one we found dead. We suspect (but don't know for sure), that the reunited gosling was the last gosling, and the gosling that died was gosling number two. One, three, and four joined their parents quickly, but we don't think we saw two after it jumped.
We look forward to sharing more with you tomorrow and we hope you enjoyed watching the geese as much as we did!"
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on April 29, 2022, 02:50:34 AM
STL, it didn't take the sparrow and starling long to start grabbing the down.   # 5 was still in the nest.  LOL

THAT WAS SO CUTE!!!  Adorable theives taking down for their own nests!  Nature wastes nothing!  Who will clean up the egg - squirrel?  Will we know?

6 eggs, 5 hatched, 4 survived -  too many C geese anyway!
2 years ago on RRP GSB cam the owl got both falcon chicks. on cam.  THAT was rough.  Otherwise I accept nature.

Nature goes on.  ...  somewhere ... over the rainbow .....
Life goes on.  Obla dee obla dah .....

I am READY for the new eagle pair!   :)
I spose RRP wont name them Deke and Cora - altho - Decorah would be so perfect for names

Stole pic from Nora - do you like Cora Nora?  ;D

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLUmw1kNg9GPbdkzXCC9rzB9x_QY1wE986le45NUDL0RNmW0_-Yo32l6n7pWh6D971pUQqA-WBtbPK7OCHVDMtmesyshAMKjaZQY0LycCSPavHJlY4yuUQL12b_XwUw0cvdSYRB2ZDBSg_gQVjtlujyt3A=w1235-h884-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 29, 2022, 06:28:59 AM
NORA, I am jealous that you were at Decorah yesterday.  Thank you for the pictures.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2022, 07:05:49 AM
A few screenshots that I took yesterday.  I am already missing these cute lil G's!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52037604806_f4983d63c7_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52036567857_3e9efb8007_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52037657748_84bab77ceb_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52037855974_795c8868f9_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 29, 2022, 07:18:21 AM
Good Morning Lisa,  empty nest syndrome started for me as soon as #5 left.  There is a goose in the nest now.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on April 29, 2022, 07:21:54 AM
April 29
7.15 am
Mother Goose returns to nest, bowing in all directions.
Holding a private memorial service for her egg and the jumper who didnt make it.
An egg to a bird is their young.  Its not just an egg to them.
She knew she had to leave Eggbert

All your pics are good.
I saw our eagle today.  I saw their nest.  Evidently they have no desire to rebuild and use it.
No egg in 2022 here
Dec North has 2 young I think
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 29, 2022, 07:25:01 AM
Lisa, I love seeing the goslings swimming! It is unbelievable how they are ready to go right out of the shell!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 29, 2022, 07:27:51 AM
Shep, you believe that is Mother Goose.  It looked like she was calling and looking for the one who died.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 29, 2022, 07:34:34 AM
Nice pics from this morning, Lisa.  In your first pic is that the bike path on the left (I always get turned around when the cam is zoomed in on the nest)?

Someone on RRP's Facebook post asked a question about what happened to the gosling that died.  This was Amy's reply.

"The area they jumped into was pretty clear, but it must have had the bad luck to end up hitting a branch or log. Unfortunately, they were on the other side of the tree from our camera and we couldn't have filmed them from their side without getting too close. The gosling weighed just 3.5 ounces, so it must have hit something towards the end of its leap."
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 29, 2022, 07:37:20 AM
Thanks Ginger.   :-X
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on April 29, 2022, 08:01:34 AM
Shep, you believe that is Mother Goose.  It looked like she was calling and looking for the one who died.

You could be correct - both parents up there now, calling.
I've been told birds dont count - they gather whoever shows up and swim off
They been there a long time.

I dont know male from female.  I DO know both parents grieve the death of offspring

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 29, 2022, 08:16:41 AM
I think it's a new pair because I don't think the parents would leave their goslings unattended.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Arcadia on April 29, 2022, 08:17:52 AM
The parents are still on the nest looking around. I wonder if the deceased gosling was left where they can find it so they will know why it didn't show up with the others. Very sad that it didn't make it, and also the unhatched egg.

Oh, I see Ginger posted that it is likely a new pair of geese. I did wonder if the parents would leave the others unattended.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 29, 2022, 08:21:07 AM
Yes! New tennents on N1N2B! I wish RRP could clear away some of the twigs sticking out. The poor gosling that didn't survive may have hit one.  :'(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 29, 2022, 08:22:17 AM
Don't think both parents would leave the goslings alone and unprotected.  Maybe this is a new pair checking out the nest?
Sorry Ginger, I didn't see your post.  I agree.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 29, 2022, 10:06:04 AM
I don't  think it will be too long for Charlo now! The Gander is hanging out a lot!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2022, 10:19:23 AM
Morning jaspurr, I had empty nest syndrome too, till this new pair showed up!  :D

Morning pics of the female on N1 & Y
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52037908098_4c2f0d0b24_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52038373030_a0cb6db72e_b.jpg)

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52038104994_170384d210_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2022, 10:28:54 AM
Another pair of geese showed up in N2B this morning
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52038105234_31ce549c7c_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52037855086_fbb3cd5889_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52038027846_1dce6b315f_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on April 29, 2022, 10:29:48 AM
Thanks Lisa
After all - this is an EAGLE cam

 ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 29, 2022, 11:05:22 AM
About the geese on N2B this morning, I'm probably imagining but I think it was MG and FG and they were searching for the missing gosling. Sure looked like searching behavior instead of wariness about intruding.  I wondered as did someone else if RRP left the gosling that perished for the parents to find.  We have been reading that geese can count and that they know how many goslings they have. Seemed like they were still searching back in the creek-pool at 10:30.

So, whatever, it was a good time for a good sniffle and cry.  Watch the video / rewind and see what you think.

Now I wonder where are the surviving goslings, at 11:00?

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 29, 2022, 11:35:51 AM
STL, hopefully the cam ops or boots on the ground will be able to spot the four goslings and take a picture. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2022, 11:44:05 AM
STL - RRP just made a post about yesterday's events, maybe T40 will bring it over today.  Great pics! 
I have been hearing nothing but honking all afternoon.  I am thinking there is lots of goose action going on around N2B!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 29, 2022, 12:33:21 PM
Lisa ;D

Raptor Resource Project

Here are some highlights from yesterday's goose jump! We arrived at the hatchery around 7am and set up camp under our canopy in rain and 37 degree temperatures. At around 11:10, Mama Goose stood up and jumped for the first time. Not long after she and Papa started calling to their goslings, the eagles at N1 flew over, stooping close enough to the nest to worry us and the geese! Mother Goose came right back and settled over her young until about 12:15, when she took what turned out to be her final jump.

Four of the little goslings wandered a bit before following her off the far side of the nest. Three of them quickly joined their parents, but we couldn't find the fourth gosling and the fifth gosling lingered long enough that we started making rescue plans. We were thrilled when it finally jumped, but concerned when it didn't join its parents and siblings right away.

Since we had two missing goslings, David Kester ran over to beat the underbrush beneath the nest. He quickly found one gosling wandering toward the bridge and gently pushed it under the log, in the direction of the rest of its family. Unfortunately, it went right back up the bank and started wandering toward the bridge, peeping loudly for its parents while ignoring their loud honks: a beacon that should have helped the gosling find them. We managed to reunite it with its family after some mad scrambling through the brush, a low crawl across the river bank, a little rock jumping, and a gentle toss into the creek right in front of its parents. This gosling seemed determined to stay with new Papa David Kester: it took two tries to get it back where it belonged! Sadly, we found the other missing gosling dead. We believe it struck something close to or on the ground after a free fall from the nest. Although we don't know for sure, we think this was probably the second gosling, which did not reappear after its jump.

A few things struck us as we watched the goslings prepare for their leap of faith. They were large, inquisitive, highly mobile, and very agile just a few hours after hatch: very different from altricial birds like bald eagles and peregrine falcons, but very important for hatchlings that have to be up and on their feet not long after hatch! We had more than one white-knuckle moment as they navigated sticks, fell in pockets and clambered out of them, and approached the edge before backing off at the last moment. Despite our promise to remain objective, our hearts were in our throats between each leap and the gosling's subsequent appearance at the side of its parents.

We loved getting to see the goslings in the nest. At times, they seemed curious, apprehensive, and even confused. Two of them appeared to charge off the nest, two tumbled after hitting sticks on their way out, and one exited behind a limb, where we couldn't see it. The remaining goslings seemed fascinated with each jump, although they tended to regroup in the middle of the nest before venturing back out again and we saw several false starts before each gosling finally committed. We heard Mama and Papa Goose honking encouragement, watched other Canada geese fly by, saw the eagles take a semi-interested pass toward the nest, and enjoyed seeing how quickly scavengers showed up to haul away down with which to line their own nests. A Canada goose nest is clearly the Bed, Bird, and Beyond  when it comes to finding high-quality nest bedding for starlings and sparrows!

If you'd like to see the complete sequence of jump events, follow these links:
Gosling Jump: https://youtu.be/8ClsvE8nrfQ
Mother Goose and Four Goslings Make The Jump: https://youtu.be/oNrIm2cwYMM
It's Leap Day! https://youtu.be/p-JCShIiy78
Goslings Romping Around The Nest: https://youtu.be/1xTBlDsOGOw
A Field Trip With Mom and Dad:
https://youtu.be/6a8ObqzK8SQ

John will be shooting more footage from our pop-up bank cam today. Good luck, goslings - and note that we have another pair of potential parents checking out N2B! We wondered why another pair of geese kept flying by the nest. It looks like the housing market is hot hot hot for Canada Geese right now!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2022, 01:04:20 PM
T40 - I knew I could count on you!!  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Arcadia on April 29, 2022, 01:27:43 PM
Thank you for the summary, T40.

I agree with STL that it looked like searching behavior on the nest when the one gosling didn't show up. One of the geese stuck its head down between branches- sure looked as though they were searching. And also agreeing with STL about the tears. Felt badly for them but such is nature. So glad that Dave was there to help the lost one, and smiled at his becoming temporary gosling mom.

I watched the first link above and enjoyed the opportunity to see jump day. Did anyone else think the last to jump wasn't as mobile as the others. It spent a lot of time lying down in the nest (not a pun) and then didn't walk around as easily as the others- kept falling over. Anyway, best wishes to the goose family.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on April 29, 2022, 02:14:47 PM
STL wrote
I think it was MG and FG and they were searching for the missing gosling. Sure looked like searching behavior instead of wariness about intruding.  I wondered as did someone else if RRP left the gosling that perished for the parents to find. 

We have been reading that geese can count and that they know how many goslings they have. Seemed like they were still searching back in the creek-pool at 10:30.

 ---- 

Yes I agree - they were searching looking calling - but I wondered about their other babies.  CGeese have a family spirit, they likely left them with another goose family.

2.15 pm  eagle is singing .. He looks like Mom's son.
Oh that'd be so cool.  Anyone else think so?

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 29, 2022, 02:44:39 PM
Thanks T40.   LOL Bed Bird and Beyond.  I was hoping that the new eagle pair could take some of the sticks in N2 for their nest.  Guess they will have to find their own sticks.  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2022, 03:34:00 PM
A few morning and afternoon pics from Decorah - Female in N1, perched together in the bluffs, Male & Female perched together on the Y, and Female on Y
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52037268242_7853919543_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 29, 2022, 07:47:12 PM
Arcadia - The last to jump was also the last to hatch. I think that explains its behavior we all witnessed.

On a lighter note, I would have given anything to know what #5 thought when it hit the water. I'm imagining somewhat like, "Wow! So that's what these big floppy feet are for!" ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 29, 2022, 08:40:20 PM
Arcadia - The last to jump was also the last to hatch. I think that explains its behavior we all witnessed.

On a lighter note, I would have given anything to know what #5 thought when it hit the water. I'm imagining somewhat like, "Wow! So that's what these big floppy feet are for!" ;)
;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Nora in IA on April 29, 2022, 09:22:12 PM
I think it's a new pair because I don't think the parents would leave their goslings unattended.
  It could very well be another pair.  While the little ones were getting ready to jump a pair flew in from the west and one landed on N1 and the other landed on the cement from the former bridge years ago below the tree and they spent time there calling back and forth.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on April 30, 2022, 02:06:02 AM
There has to be some consensus on the nomenclature out there (hint RRP) for this pair of BE's hanging out consistently at N1.

Is one of them Mom & Dad's offspring ? Maybe.
Doesn't really matter eagle eye shadow iris dot or not.

The use of the term "new male and female" is already getting old at the Decorah Nest/ Hatchery area.

All nostalgic anthropomorphic feelings aside Bald Eagles are proliferating in this valley and many others like the days of yore.

Just think to before the time of these cameras .. this cool bird stuff has been going on a long time in this very valley. 

We should take a deep breath and really think about that, pat ourselves on the back for being one small part of that recovery by just watching, caring, donating, supporting, bringing attention to RRP and spreading that bird is the word.

I was just in the middle of nowhere USA 2 weeks ago drinking a cup of coffee, this kind of scary Sasquatch looking dude saddled up next to me and said, cool T shirt Man .. my old lady and I love the Decorah Eagles.

The conversation that ensued was just priceless.
The waitress Sue soon chimed in and picked up the check for the pie & coffee.
Sasquatch and I left her a Grant. We all parted company smiling. Such is the state of the RRP.  :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gc4QTqslN4
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: dskyyksd on April 30, 2022, 05:22:04 AM
There has to be some consensus on the nomenclature out there (hint RRP) for this pair of BE's hanging out consistently at N1.

If RRP sticks with the convention that developed with Mom's suitors after Dad disappeared, I think the new pair would be named DM3 and DF.  I'm not RRP, I'm just connecting the dots to where they lead as of now.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: dskyyksd on April 30, 2022, 07:19:19 AM
I've never won a naming contest in my life, and I won't win this one, either, but it used to be fun to throw out names that fit.

Duke and Donna, for John Wayne and Donna Reed.

Hawkeye and Cyclone.

Harold and Marian, from The Music Man.

Mo and Miss, for the mighty rivers that flank the state on both sides.

Buddy and Peggy Sue.

Emma and Henry.  Emma Big Bear was a local celebrity, the last descendant of the Decorah family of Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) tribal chiefs to live in the area.  Henry was her second husband and also a Ho-Chunk.



Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on April 30, 2022, 07:44:17 AM
There has to be some consensus on the nomenclature out there (hint RRP) for this pair of BE's hanging out consistently at N1.

Is one of them Mom & Dad's offspring ? Maybe.
Doesn't really matter eagle eye shadow iris dot or not.

The use of the term "new male and female" is already getting old at the Decorah Nest/ Hatchery area.

All nostalgic anthropomorphic feelings aside Bald Eagles are proliferating in this valley and many others like the days of yore.

Just think to before the time of these cameras .. this cool bird stuff has been going on a long time in this very valley. 

We should take a deep breath and really think about that, pat ourselves on the back for being one small part of that recovery by just watching, caring, donating, supporting, bringing attention to RRP and spreading that bird is the word.

I was just in the middle of nowhere USA 2 weeks ago drinking a cup of coffee, this kind of scary Sasquatch looking dude saddled up next to me and said, cool T shirt Man .. my old lady and I love the Decorah Eagles.

The conversation that ensued was just priceless.
The waitress Sue soon chimed in and picked up the check for the pie & coffee.
Sasquatch and I left her a Grant. We all parted company smiling. Such is the state of the RRP.  :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gc4QTqslN4

Great story BL  And it really isn'jt a story; more of an antidote. It got you an outright/outloud chuckle.  Even sent the Ash jumping.

I've had reactions too to someone spotting my Decorah wardrobe.  We are definitely making our presence known.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 30, 2022, 08:00:00 AM
PUFF, if I ran into Sasquatch man in the middle of nowhere I might be tempted to hide.  Just goes to show you cannot judge a book by its cover.

LISA, STL anyone has the female eagle at N1 been seen this morning.  I was on earlier and the male seemed to be searching for her.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 30, 2022, 09:47:04 AM
Jaspurr, here's the "new BE pair" on the Y and on N1 early this morning, while still viewing in black & white.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 30, 2022, 09:53:53 AM
And there have been geese on N2B again this morning.  Lots of calling.  Who knows if this is the original pair with the goslings, or a new pair looking at a nest site.  Is the nesting season over for Canada geese in the Decorah area???

Has RRP located the goslings recently?  Geese often form a creche (big group) of goslings, with a few adults on guard while the other adult geese are feeding. So, if that's the case, where are they gathering up?

Naming the birds we watch so diligently gives us a way to talk about specific birds, eagles or geese or whatever.  Personally, I'd rather they all wore name tags with large print, whatever RRP decides to call them!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 30, 2022, 10:14:41 AM
Thanks STL,  I took down an earlier post about naming.  If this is a permanent pair at N1 then I agree that this couple should be named.  I hope that RRP gives them a more personal name and not something like F3 etc.  It would be fun to have a naming contest as suggested by DSK.  Maybe RRP is waiting to see if this couple will be permanent residents and not just renters.  Name tags works for me, STL.  Will you volunteer to put them on?  LOL As I posted earlier, Bob and Amy. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on April 30, 2022, 10:30:53 AM
Thanks STL,  I took down an earlier post about naming.  If this is a permanent pair at N1 then I agree that this couple should be named.  I hope that RRP gives them a more personal name and not something like F3 etc.  It would be fun to have a naming contest as suggested by DSK.  Maybe RRP is waiting to see if this couple will be permanent residents and not just renters.  Name tags works for me, STL.  Will you volunteer to put them on?  LOL As I posted earlier, Bob and Amy. :)
Since this is an entirely new pair, maybe they should have a different tag? What are the norths called - I just call them the Norths.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 30, 2022, 10:50:29 AM
PUFF, if I ran into Sasquatch man in the middle of nowhere I might be tempted to hide.  Just goes to show you cannot judge a book by its cover.

LISA, STL anyone has the female eagle at N1 been seen this morning.  I was on earlier and the male seemed to be searching for her.

jaspurr - I was watching early this morning, the female was the one on the nest doing the stick work. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 30, 2022, 11:01:04 AM
LISA, LOL, I knew as soon as I opened my mouth I would get the sex wrong.  So it was Dad who was out partying last night.  Thanks for keeping me honest.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 30, 2022, 11:19:14 AM
BL - I am like Puff...I got a chuckle out of your post, especially the "this kind of scary Sasquatch looking dude saddled up next to me"  ;D

STL - Great pics! 

jaspurr - Both spent the night on the nest tree, but the male took off early this morning.  The female needed to do a lil house/nest work.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 30, 2022, 11:47:43 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Eagles and geese
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 30, 2022, 12:43:42 PM
Great pics, Lisa!  Exciting action at Decorah today.  I'm posting a blurry pic because it shows the black feathers in the male's tail.  I think it is the male with the black tail feathers.   ::)

No sooner did you post pics, than a goose came to N1 and poked around while calling!  It flew off, landed in the pasture tree, got chased away by one of the BEs. The BEs returned to the Y with calling in challenge.  I'm convinced that the eagles would win a confrontation because they are so much better armed.

 With both sets of microphones turned on,  it's hard to tell where the geese and eagles are unless you can see them.  Excitement reigns!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 30, 2022, 12:47:50 PM
Wet blanket reminder --> Through the years, RRP has made it clear they're a research organization and will only be "designating" (i.e., not "naming") their subjects. We're all free to privately call them whatever we like, however. :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on April 30, 2022, 12:49:30 PM
There has to be some consensus on the nomenclature out there (hint RRP) for this pair of BE's hanging out consistently at N1.

If RRP sticks with the convention that developed with Mom's suitors after Dad disappeared, I think the new pair would be named DM3 and DF.  I'm not RRP, I'm just connecting the dots to where they lead as of now.

Wet blanket reminder --> Through the years, RRP has made it clear they're a research organization and will only be "designating" (i.e., not "naming") their subjects. We're all free to privately call them whatever we like, however. :)

I WANT NICE NAMES!
T40 - Does that mean I can call them Deke and Cora?
They just wont be named - officially

dsky suggested
Duke and Donna
Buddy and Peggy Sue

As cute as it'd be to name them Amy and Bob .. I dont think it fits too well

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 30, 2022, 01:36:09 PM
T40, there are names for the GSB falcons.  Who named them?   Shep, you want to call them Deke and Cora, how about Duke and Cora.  Deke sounds a little dorky to me.  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 30, 2022, 02:23:11 PM
Was scrolling through my Facebook and had seen that RRP had posted on their gosling post from yesterday. I know most are wondering about the goslings.


Raptor Resorce Project: I just talked to John Howe. The geese spent Thursday night against the north bank of the river, but had already moved when he came back down at 6:30am on Friday. As he put it, they have embarked on their life journey...although I will look for them at the hatchery next time I am there!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on April 30, 2022, 02:41:52 PM
Lisa, that's great news from John Howe about the goslings.  They are likely among the rest of the goslings in this area now.  Did anyone mention retrieving the non-hatched egg from N2B?

Jaspurr, I recall a couple years ago, somebody's children named the eyeasses at GSB. Maybe someone from RRP, I forget.  That was the year the great horned owls got all of the babies.  If it were me, I'd no longer want to name dinner for the owls!!  No one has mentioned if the owl deterrent measures are in place for this year. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 30, 2022, 02:52:22 PM
Thank you LISA for the update on the goslings.

STL, fortunately I did not see the GHO snatch from GSB but I remember you saying you could not watch the box after that.  Regarding the naming, it is just easier for me to remember names rather than numbers.  I will of course go along with whatever RRP decides.  Whether they are F3 or Duke I will get just as attached to them.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on April 30, 2022, 02:54:18 PM
STL ....
Several years ago were 4 baby falcons.
RRP named them Jonathan, Mandy, Stolt and ( Tina ?  )
All 4 jumped way early
It was so fun to watch them play all over the bluff
2 years ago I remember the 2 being named and the owl took them

           ==========

T40, there are names for the GSB falcons.  Who named them?   Shep, you want to call them Deke and Cora, how about Duke and Cora.  Deke sounds a little dorky to me.  LOL

I'd be happy with Duke and Cora
I was thinking of - Decorah
but we can say - Dukecaorah   8)


Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 30, 2022, 03:12:26 PM
Perfect Shep.  Dukecorah it is for me.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 30, 2022, 03:20:49 PM
T40, there are names for the GSB falcons.  Who named them?   Shep, you want to call them Deke and Cora, how about Duke and Cora.  Deke sounds a little dorky to me.  LOL

jaspurr - I thought about the falcons, too. For some reason, I think falcons are named by everyone, by convention, when they're banded. I could certainly be wrong about that, though. ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 30, 2022, 03:35:14 PM
One reason the falcons have actual names is that when Bob was working on getting buy-in from the places that they were trying to attract falcons to he decided to let each site name the young ones.  It was one little perk to help make it attractive to the sites to have falcons nesting there.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on April 30, 2022, 03:37:27 PM
Here's a blog post by Amy from 2019 that explains RRP's naming convention.

https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/04/17/whats-in-a-name/


Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on April 30, 2022, 05:04:04 PM
Tornado siren has gone off.  Just north of Darien in Oak Brook - Going down stairs.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Nora in IA on April 30, 2022, 05:17:54 PM
Tornado siren has gone off.  Just north of Darien in Oak Brook - Going down stairs.

P
Stay safe Puff.  I know earlier I'd see a warning for Galena. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: WendyC3 on April 30, 2022, 06:52:04 PM
Interesting day on the Decorah Cam today. Turkey vultures at the pond?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on April 30, 2022, 11:01:14 PM
PUFF, did you have any hail damage from the storms last night.  Your hot rod was in the garage?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on May 01, 2022, 06:26:37 AM
All's good at the homestead jaspurr.  Things just about 4-5 miles north of here more interesting (?).  I'll be in that location May 16, but they're already working there this morning cleaning things up.  Mostly a lot of trees (on a golf course) and took down the toilet facility building.  Hail here about nickel sized is what's being quoted.  Scary waiting for something to break.  Hot rod, pain-in-the-Ash, and me all good.  Another two tornadoes tracked north of me, closer to tsk.

News this a.m. makes me pause and think about my good fortunes.  River North area, where I attended Ireland meeting Thursday, criminal activity; weather problems yesterday; two tornadoes in the fall about 1-2 miles from me.  Thanking the Big Guy for sure.  Again, those in Kansas really need our thoughts and prayers.  It all happens so swiftly, so horrid, so scary.

P     
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on May 01, 2022, 07:05:46 AM
What a relief PUFF.  Many years ago a hail storm passed over me.  The damage was extensive.  Cars, houses dented with small divots, windows cracked, shingles broken up.  My backyard looked like someone had taken a weed wacker to my plants.  I would rather have torrential rain than go through that again.  I am glad you,  Ash and the hot rod are OK.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on May 01, 2022, 08:01:09 AM
Not so much a travel advisor aid as it is a mountain girl hint -

I always advise anyone I'm sending to a mountain trip to get the hail insurance.  It's not just a money maker - it's often a necessity.  You see quite a few "imprinted" cars with the telltale sign.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 01, 2022, 09:01:26 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Male with a fish on N1, and all others are of the female
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 01, 2022, 12:10:33 PM
Someone posted pics of turkey vultures at the Retention Pond yesterday.  Yes, that's the bird.  Opportunistic feeders, and one of Nature's clean-up crew.

Lisa, thanks for the pics of the New Pair this morning.  I got some, too. And geese were back at N2B, even calling and perching on the Skywalk and another branch (forgot the name).  Are they the parents of the goslings we watched?  Unknown.  So strange to see geese at N2B.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on May 01, 2022, 12:18:51 PM
Not so much a travel advisor aid as it is a mountain girl hint -

I always advise anyone I'm sending to a mountain trip to get the hail insurance.  It's not just a money maker - it's often a necessity.  You see quite a few "imprinted" cars with the telltale sign.

-OT warning- Many years ago I bought a brand new (180 miles) S-10 white pick-up truck at a "Hail Sale" from a Chevy dealership in upstate NY that got whacked by a nasty hail storm.  All of the damage was cosmetic (roof, hood & bed).

I had to buy a new windshield for like 80$, but the brand new truck was 1/2 price.  ;D
Ran that sucker into the ground with like 280k + miles on it.
Surprisingly only a few of the hail divots in the paint ever cracked and peeled.
It was forever known to family and friends as the Golf Ball.   :)   :D   ;) 

 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 01, 2022, 12:21:57 PM
Someone posted pics of turkey vultures at the Retention Pond yesterday.  Yes, that's the bird.  Opportunistic feeders, and one of Nature's clean-up crew.

Lisa, thanks for the pics of the New Pair this morning.  I got some, too. And geese were back at N2B, even calling and perching on the Skywalk and another branch (forgot the name).  Are they the parents of the goslings we watched?  Unknown.  So strange to see geese at N2B.

STL - Great pics!  I don't think these are the parents of the new goslings.  I would think the parents would stay close to the goslings.  There are several pairs of geese that I have seen shown on cam around the pond, as well as one lone goose.  They all could be wanting this nest.  There was also three geese this morning that was shown under N1.  Geese everywhere!!  ;D

I don't know if that branch to the left has a name, and if it does I can't remember. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 01, 2022, 12:29:42 PM
The morning honkers, a pretty wood duck, female relaxing on the Y, and the pair together (female in front)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on May 01, 2022, 01:08:00 PM
LISA, had to turn on the lights in my house.  The sky is black here.  Looks like it is heading your way.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Nora in IA on May 01, 2022, 01:19:27 PM
Brokenlug......"known as the golfball"  :)

Wow a wood duck, have never seen one.

Glad anyone by yesterdays bad storms are ok!!!!

The day the goslings jumped, while that was going on there was a pair of geese on and below N1 and a few at the pond.  Cool about the turkey vultures.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on May 01, 2022, 01:34:24 PM
BL, LOL LOL LOL. My car was hit by a real golf ball and the hail was worse.

Nora, sorry you didn't see a Wood Duck while you were in Decorah.  The male is stunning with his little helmet.  The female is also beautiful in a more subtle way.  Nora, I forgot to mention that Wood Ducks also nest high in tree cavities and nest boxes made for them.  Their offspring are also little jumpers.  Probably not 70 feet but high enough that I would need a friendly push. LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 01, 2022, 05:42:39 PM
LISA, had to turn on the lights in my house.  The sky is black here.  Looks like it is heading your way.

Yep, we got it around 3:30, right when hubby went out to grill  ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 01, 2022, 05:48:15 PM
Female broke a stick off nearby tree, and Male upside down trying to break a stick
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 01, 2022, 07:41:08 PM
Lisa, good to see the pics of the new BEs making an effort at N1!  And you are right that there are geese everywhere in Decorah, even one stopped at N1 early this afternoon.  I still can't get used to them up in the trees.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on May 02, 2022, 05:37:33 AM
The nest at N1 is looking good.  Happy to watch a pair of eagles nesting at the hatchery. 

STL, the goose at N1 is pretty gutsy.  Don't get any ideas goose.  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on May 02, 2022, 06:55:44 AM
Lisa, I've seen male eagles hang off a stick that wont break.  Then it finally breaks and he carries it back to the nest - where the female dumps it overboard!   :D

If Duke and Cora rebuild the nest, that indicates they'll stay.

I dont think its a new pair of geese - I think the parent geese are still looking for young.
Beautiful pair of wood ducks - hope they have young.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 02, 2022, 07:12:25 AM
Morning pics of the male
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on May 02, 2022, 07:54:41 AM
Thanks for the pictures this morning LISA.

Shep, Duke and Cora have made big improvements to N1.  A few months ago it was just a couple of large sticks that RRP placed there when they rebuilt the nest.  The floor of the nest looked rock hard.  I think Duke and Cora are serious.  I was wondering if they would relocate to N2 after the geese left.  N2 is larger and more established but it looks like they are happy with N1.  Those who attend the ATF this year will have some eagles to watch.  ;D. Last year Mom was a regular at the hatchery during the ATF.  Mom's new mate was pretty shy and stayed out of my sight while I was there.  I think some of the others at the AFT saw him but you could stand right under Mom on the maple tree.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: RubyRed246 on May 02, 2022, 08:09:44 AM
If we are blessed to witness the journey of this young eagle couple, to see them learn how to build their nest, their bond and eventually their eaglets, how wonderful that would be. This nest is ever-changing thus we are compelled to continue to keep a watchful eye on the everyday happenings in Decorah, Iowa. Nature at its best. I hope this new page gets written. Thank you, RRP.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on May 02, 2022, 08:46:07 AM
Well said Ruby.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on May 02, 2022, 09:53:19 AM
Thanks jaspurr.
The Duke of Decorah looks young, perhaps a 5 year old?
Speckletail.  Yes they look like a pair.
I know there is no proof  but I have a gut feeling Duke is an offspring of either the hatchery nest or Decorah North.  In some pics, Cora looks fluffy, almost furry.  ;D


Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on May 02, 2022, 10:14:14 AM
It is a pleasant thought that Duke is an offspring of Mom and Dad Decorah or the North Nest.  I will think of him that way.  ;D. He is a handsome guy.  Dad Decorah will always be my favorite male eagle.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on May 02, 2022, 10:49:40 AM
I looked for a pic of the nest and both eagles.
I took LisaG's pic for this
I think jaspurr will like it - hope others do too

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 02, 2022, 11:53:55 AM
Wood duck males sparring a bit before the color came back on. They are striking even in black & white.

Lisa, great pics of the new BE male with the speckled tail!  He's really handsome. I'm putting those pics in my Eagle ID folder.

Here's another pic for Shep of the BE pair on N1.  The nest doesn't look ready for eggs to me, but keep watching, 'eh?

The geese are still visiting N2B, and that poor non-viable egg is still there, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on May 02, 2022, 12:17:51 PM
May 2
This morning Duke was really on guard.
I didnt see it, but I wonder if another eagle passed thru and he said

KEEP GOING!

Thats what it looked like

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 02, 2022, 12:37:06 PM
Wood duck males sparring a bit before the color came back on. They are striking even in black & white.

Lisa, great pics of the new BE male with the speckled tail!  He's really handsome. I'm putting those pics in my Eagle ID folder.

Here's another pic for Shep of the BE pair on N1.  The nest doesn't look ready for eggs to me, but keep watching, 'eh?

The geese are still visiting N2B, and that poor non-viable egg is still there, too.

Great pics, STL

Love the B&W pic of the wood ducks
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 02, 2022, 12:39:35 PM
Male & Female perched in the bluffs
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on May 02, 2022, 12:44:56 PM
LISA, looks like a funny joke is being told. :)

STL, isn't it a little late in the season for eggs?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 02, 2022, 12:58:16 PM
LISA, looks like a funny joke is being told. :)



In the 2nd pic?  I know!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 02, 2022, 02:59:37 PM
Cam ops spotted 3 goslings and the parents in the creek.  No way to know if it is our lil G's since there are so many geese around the hatchery, but they sure are cute!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 02, 2022, 03:42:13 PM
So two Canada Geese lay 6 eggs in a Bald Eagle nest. . .  [start of the joke, finish as you imagine, then laugh like the BEs in the bluff tree]

Love the eagle and goose pics, Lisa!  Wonder where the 4th gosling got to?  Maybe went back to Dave, or whoever it was who rescued the little one on Jump Day.

Pair of geese on N2B at the same time the goslings and parents were in the creek below. There's an end to that little mystery.

According to Iowa DNR, egg laying season for Canada Geese ends mid-April.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 02, 2022, 03:47:48 PM
Decorah Eagles. Goose Family on the move - explore.org 05-02-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmNRplDFJJ0&ab_channel=RosieannB
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on May 02, 2022, 04:26:42 PM
Thank you for the photo of the goose family.  If that is the N2 family it looks like one of the three may be #5.  Two equal size and one smaller.  Kudos for the cam ops who noticed them.

Does anyone know when the end of the egg laying season for bald eagles is in Decorah?  I would think that it is too late for the new eagles to be starting a family.  Maybe they are building the nest and strengthening the bond for next season?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 03, 2022, 07:13:38 AM
Decorah Eagles. Goose Family on the move - explore.org 05-02-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmNRplDFJJ0&ab_channel=RosieannB

Thanks
Thanks STLbf.

Sooooo were down to just 3 goslings now. What happened to the fourth and which one was that? Guess we'll never know the anwser.  :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 03, 2022, 07:53:49 AM
STL - Great pics!  There are so many geese around to really tell if the 3 goslings seen yesterday were even the ones from N2B.  We can hope they were, and if so, what happened to the 4th one?

T40 - Thanks for the video.

jaspurr - It might be too late for the female to lay.  I agree with you, building up the nest and strengthening their bond for next season. 

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 03, 2022, 08:19:12 AM
Morning pics from rainy Decorah - Kingfisher by the pond, Female perched above N1, and Male & Female
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on May 03, 2022, 08:36:22 AM
LISA, I was surprised to learn how common Belted Kingfishers were in Decorah.  There is a colony nesting in the river bank at the North Nest.  The cam ops are great at getting close ups of the bank.  I saw them on the canoe trips during the ATF.  If you spot one while in Decorah, watch him fish.  They hover and dive. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on May 03, 2022, 08:38:53 AM
LISA, I was surprised to learn how common Belted Kingfishers were in Decorah.  There is a colony nesting in the river bank at the North Nest.  The cam ops are great at getting close ups of the bank.  I saw them on the canoe trips during the ATF.  If you spot one while in Decorah, watch him fish.  They hover and dive.
Decorah Cam Ops are the best!  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 03, 2022, 09:15:22 AM
Lisa-thks for the photo update. Kingfisher in the morning mist; eagles look great.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on May 03, 2022, 09:18:43 AM
This just cracks me up! I never thought of geese climbing trees!  ;D
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 03, 2022, 09:50:32 AM
Peep - That cracks me up too!  Something I never thought I would see, geese in the trees...  ;D

jaspurr - I have seen the DNN cam ops find Kingfishers along the stream in their burrows.  And last year the Decorah cam ops spotted the Kingfishers in this same spot, on the post at the end of the retention pond.  I wonder if they have a burrow along the bank of the retention pond?

Phyl - Thanks  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 03, 2022, 11:34:39 AM
There's just something about seeing geese on N2B and the Skywalk & other branches!  The times they are a-changing, for sure.

More thanks to the cam ops for everything they bring to our screens, all day, every day!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 03, 2022, 12:59:32 PM
When the geese first appeared at N1, this was my favorite reaction:

Oh my, that is just so very wrong....a goose on the Y!  Webbed feet on the branch!! ;D ;D ;D  The more I looked at it, the more I laughed.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Nora in IA on May 03, 2022, 03:20:57 PM
I dont think its a new pair of geese - I think the parent geese are still looking for young.
Beautiful pair of wood ducks - hope they have young.

There was another goose couple checking out N1 the day the little ones jumped and also N2B that day.  There are a lot of geese around there.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on May 03, 2022, 03:35:32 PM
LISA, Easter has arrived.  Just when I had given up on my order of Gold Brick Eggs, they arrived today.  They were worth the wait.   ;D

NORA, that was a nice picture of you and TIG.  Are you home?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 03, 2022, 04:09:12 PM
LISA, Easter has arrived.  Just when I had given up on my order of Gold Brick Eggs, they arrived today.  They were worth the wait.   ;D

NORA, that was a nice picture of you and TIG.  Are you home?

Yum!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 03, 2022, 05:15:40 PM
From the wayback machine... ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on May 03, 2022, 05:27:27 PM
Thanks, T40, for referencing my reaction to the geese.  That moment will always be a favorite happy memory.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 03, 2022, 05:57:40 PM
T40 - That is a great pic!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on May 03, 2022, 06:08:19 PM
That's a cool pic, T40.  It looks familiar -- might be one that David Lynch took and was posted on RRP's Facebook page?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 04, 2022, 12:29:00 AM
T40- I remember when that was first posted in FB I believe. Luv the signature on the photo, dated too.
Any way, many thanks for the walk down memory lane.

LISA- doesn't seem 'normal' geese that high up in trees. LOL  Jim's told me alot about the geese/ducks they had on the farm...has helped me understand them better.

NORA- was nice to see again. So glad you had a nice visit w'/Tig; good photo of you both. Got home safely I hope. Thanks for the extra info.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 04, 2022, 09:03:38 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Male & Female, Male in heraldic pose, Male & Female, and goose on the cam branch
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on May 04, 2022, 09:25:10 AM
Good Morning Handsome. Duke

LISA, thank you for the sunrise and morning pictures.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 04, 2022, 09:39:53 AM
Many t hanks LISA for the photo update of Decorah. Agree that is a fantastic hearldic pose by male BE.
Lovely sunrise.  Goose on cam branch  ;D  LOL had a funny thought.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 04, 2022, 09:43:40 AM
Phyl - I think the goose was playing peek-a-boo behind the branch!   ;D

jaspurr - It is so nice to see sun at Decorah this morning.  I feel like all we have been seeing is wind and rain.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on May 04, 2022, 11:32:44 AM
Not too fond of Canadian geese and less so when they tread on N1 and N2B.  Hope today is the end of a trend.
When I was a photocopier technician/serviceman in Colorado, one of the clients I frequently serviced was the Fed Center in Lakewood, Co. with lots of machines in lots of office in lots of buildings there.  In the few years I held that job, the Canadian geese flocks flourished on the grounds and ponds at the center, and "goose poop" became quite a problem on the Center's walkways.  To a point where they had to have them cleared with leaf-blowers twice a day.
I sure don't want to attend ATF functions with goose poop up to my ankles!  ;) ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 04, 2022, 11:49:22 AM
Y'all are correct that Canada geese can be a real problem in large numbers!  This morning, as the new BEs were enjoying their N1 "territory" the geese were on N2B and the Skywalk, then a goose occupied N1 for an hour or more before noon.  I agree with eburg that it's high time for the geese to go elsewhere!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 04, 2022, 12:14:53 PM
Great pics, STL

Ive been watching most of the morning, and it seems like it is one goose that is causing all the commotion, and likes being chased by the rest.   ::)

eburg - Watch were ya step!  ;D ;D

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on May 04, 2022, 12:17:43 PM
There are no fowl rest rooms!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on May 04, 2022, 12:21:48 PM
"Goose droppings makes wonderful, nutrient-rich fertilizer. The droppings contain lots of carbon, as well as nitrogen and phosphorus when dried, giving them a fertilizer value of close to 2-4-2, which makes it a very good-quality fertilizer for vegetable gardens."

http://www.waldeneffect.org/blog/Collecting_goose_manure_for_the_garden/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on May 04, 2022, 12:40:14 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Nora in IA on May 04, 2022, 01:40:40 PM
Jaspurr -- I know TIG sent me a couple her hubby took of us, but where it is posted??  I need to lose weight so bad...................
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 04, 2022, 02:40:01 PM
A few afternoon pics from Decorah - Male flying in to the Y, Male perched on N1, Beautiful female, and female with a messy beak
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 04, 2022, 04:29:23 PM
I was missing Mom and DM2 something awful and searched through 2022 YouTube videos to find them. It seems the last time any videographer could reliably ID them was at the end of March, especially if it was Mom perching on M2, because that's her spot!

Now there's this photo from RRP's FB page. No telling who that pair is, but here's some of what RRP said:

"How long have these eagles been hanging around? It's a little hard to tell, since we were seeing Mom and DM2 on and around N1 back in February, or so we think. We know that Mom appeared to lay an egg in N3 in late February, didn't begin full incubation until March 21, and quit incubation on or around April 17. She and DM2 appeared to be drifting away from N3, although photographer Mark Worcester spotted two eagles there on May 3.
 
Given the timeline, we shouldn't have seen Mom and DM2 together at the hatchery between March 21 and April 15. But we have several videos showing two eagles - the new eagles - in and around N1 in late March. We started to see a lot more of them after N1 nestwork began on April 3rd, possibly interspersed with visits from Mom or DM2. We think we saw different eagles on April 15 and April 16 and we know we saw eagle altercations on the night of April 24, but the eagles aren't cooperating with our attempts to log features like iris flecks or distinctive feathers. We're pouring over our footage and will keep everybody posted. If Mom or DM2 want to check in, we're all ears - but in the meantime, join the RRP crew and enjoy the ride!"

(https://scontent.fapa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/279948922_361827652641255_8930575708984378745_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=8ZfiCSLVBrQAX8BNO3s&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-1.fna&oh=00_AT_58-1_7vRsiSh3cJascHWkCP815pAZj6qzbadYiHJ0Rg&oe=62782043)
May 3, 2022: Two eagles at N3. Photo by Mark Worcester.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 04, 2022, 04:45:29 PM
Thanks for the updates, T40.  Who knows is right! 

Mid-afternoon around N1 we have geese and eagles, seemingly at the same time, right close to each other, without screaming and hollering. Possibly I missed the calling on the rewind. Here are a few pics.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on May 04, 2022, 05:08:20 PM
Bald geegle with webbed feet!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 04, 2022, 05:36:34 PM
Thanks for the updates, T40.  Who knows is right! 

Mid-afternoon around N1 we have geese and eagles, seemingly at the same time, right close to each other, without screaming and hollering. Possibly I missed the calling on the rewind. Here are a few pics.

LOL, that was just too crazy the goose on the Y, something I never thought I would see!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 04, 2022, 05:41:11 PM
I was missing Mom and DM2 something awful and searched through 2022 YouTube videos to find them. It seems the last time any videographer could reliably ID them was at the end of March, especially if it was Mom perching on M2, because that's her spot!


This is my last pic that I have of Mom showing up on M2.  It was April 6, 2022, after that all the different eagles started showing up till this new pair staked claim to N1.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 04, 2022, 06:41:54 PM
Thanks Lisa! I'm saving that portrait of Mom. :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 04, 2022, 06:57:32 PM
Thanks Lisa! I'm saving that portrait of Mom. :-*
  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 05, 2022, 02:08:05 AM
Phyl - I think the goose was playing peek-a-boo behind the branch!   ;D



LOL.    Or 'something' !  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 05, 2022, 02:20:09 AM
Many thanks STLbf, LISA, T40, EBURG many thanks for the photo updates and info. The S caps are great and the BEs will always be awesome.
Poop everywhere will always be downside of having them around  :(  >:(
I've noticed what you speak of regarding that goose that seems to insite the roudiness Hopefully this will disburse, soon.  /Espy.  since the nesting geese are no lonlnger househunting
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2022, 04:30:09 AM
Phyl - I think the goose was playing peek-a-boo behind the branch!   ;D



LOL.    Or 'something' !  ;D

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2022, 09:09:55 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - GBH, Female, Female & Male, and the pair vocalizing
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 05, 2022, 10:59:50 AM
LISA- your AM pics from Decorah are great. Luv the 'vocalizing' capture below...gab, gab, gab.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 05, 2022, 11:46:49 AM
Lisa, and all,  Seems like finally the geese and eagles got on each others' nerves this morning. Geese on N2B, and several fly-bys at N1, lots of honking. And the BEs got into the challenging and calling, too. 

Really great pics from Lisa.  Love the GBH, and I saw a wild turkey getting ready to leave a branchy roost about 6:00 AM, not sure where, maybe up on the bluffs??

New cameras at N1, or new angles, are giving us a better idea of where things are in that area.  Ole, ole to the cam ops on this Cinco de Mayo.  [sorry, don't know how to make the accent over the e in ole]
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 05, 2022, 12:18:10 PM
Jaspurr, check the area map that's on the live feed site.  I get all turned around, even with a copy that I printed!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on May 05, 2022, 12:24:13 PM
STL, the eagles are wondering what happened to the quiet peaceful neighborhood they moved in?  The road headed to the right is the road leading to the hatchery?

Yes, jaspurr
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2022, 01:53:09 PM
Phyl - Thanks  :D

STL - Great pic of the turkey!  I was trying to figure out if it was turkey or turkey vulture.  I didn't realize that turkey's roosted in trees. 
Those geese were crazy this morning.  I got tired of trying to keep up with who was who coming and going.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on May 05, 2022, 01:55:10 PM
All these years we never saw a view like that of Willards/Wilburs house.  There has been changes done to the cameras.  Noticed that a few times too.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2022, 02:05:09 PM
A couple pics from earlier today
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2022, 04:11:14 PM
Thanks Ginger.  Love the new view.

LOL STL, don't feel bad.  I get turned around when I am on the ground in Decorah.

jaspurr - I see our lil tree that we all sat under at ATF on the corner in both my pic and STL's pic.  Fun times!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on May 05, 2022, 05:39:13 PM
These might help peeps to get their bearings or they might completely confuse the issue of the view from the 1st image ..   ;)
The RED ARROW is the view from one of the N1 cameras/image to the 4 way intersection of Siewers Spring Rd (North-South) and Trout Run Rd (East-West).
Siewers Spring Rd and the driveway into the Hatchery are one in the same.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 06, 2022, 04:41:26 AM
These might help peeps to get their bearings or they might completely confuse the issue of the view from the 1st image ..   ;)
The RED ARROW is the view from one of the N1 cameras/image to the 4 way intersection of Siewers Spring Rd (North-South) and Trout Run Rd (East-West).
Siewers Spring Rd and the driveway into the Hatchery are one in the same.

Love the visuals, BL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on May 06, 2022, 05:51:39 AM
jaspurr  This will be my 8th (?) trip to Nest Central and I don't have any idea what a Casey's is? 

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 06, 2022, 07:59:05 AM
BL,  thank you for the visuals.  I didn't realize there were so many structures around the hatchery.   is fun to see the hatchery and surrounding area from the air.  IThe two most important structures for me are Casey's and the Hatchery.  Casey's for coffee and a donut in the morning and tuna fish sandwiches for lunch.   When I hit Casey's from Rt 9 I know to make a turn to the hatchery.  Hit was a poor choice of words.  The hatchery is important because I know to stop.  I just follow the beakers to find the the nests.  :).

LISA, I think I see the orange camp chair that I accidentally ran over at Walmarts.  That is another story.  It is all the eaglets fault.  LISA if you find it propped up next to our tree, please be careful if you try and sit in it.   ;). Yes, it was good times last year. ;D ;D

LOL! 

I can't remember the lady with the dog who sat by all of us.  That one day she went to sit in her chair, and oh my she went backward.  I was so scared she hurt herself. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on May 06, 2022, 08:06:45 AM
MG - Charlo is eating a rotten egg!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 06, 2022, 08:16:51 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Female laying in nest, Male with his breakfish, Female, and the geese pair on the skywalk
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 06, 2022, 08:17:04 AM
MG - Charlo is eating a rotten egg!  :o :o :o

 :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on May 06, 2022, 08:57:08 AM
Can smell it all the way here pweuuuuie.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 06, 2022, 11:41:10 AM
LISA, I do remember Linda falling backwards.  She was remarkably calm.  The day I ran over my camp chair was the day I saw Mom's eaglets soaring near Walmart.  I had just taken out my chair to walk the trail to watch N3.  I was so excited to finally see the eaglets that I forgot that the chair was on the ground behind my car.  We hoped in the car to head back to the hatchery.  As I backed out, I said to Jane, it feels like I just ran over something.  When we got out of the car to check there was my wounded chair on the ground.  It is a good think that Cabela's makes strong camp chairs.  LOL

Yes, Linda!  I couldn't remember her name, just that she had the pretty doggy with her. 

Oh geesh, on rolling over your chair!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 06, 2022, 11:44:57 AM
A load of nesting material brought in by the female, and both vocalizing on the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 06, 2022, 12:28:56 PM
BL, thanks for the very helpful pics with arrows and labels!!  Never been to Decorah, so getting oriented is a challenge for me.
Lisa, great pics as always.

Need a tree ID -- what is the tree with red flowers and yellow catkins right now at N1, the Y, and probably N2B.  Might be nest trees or something nearby.

Lots of activity by both geese and eagles on the rewind about 8:00 this morning.

Can the grasses on N1 be a signal that the New BEs are going to lay eggs this late in the season?  Personally, I hope they don't. Eaglets that hatch so late are not as able to tolerate the weather and the flies and gnats. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on May 06, 2022, 01:27:30 PM
Thanks, BL, for those maps.  Only thing I'm confused about is where is this farm located on your map?  I'm guessing it's at the lower left just off the edge, but I could be completely wrong.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on May 06, 2022, 01:46:44 PM
Need a tree ID -- what is the tree with red flowers and yellow catkins right now at N1, the Y, and probably N2B. Might be nest trees or something nearby.

Not 100% sure but I think the "red flowers" are the buds/flowers of the cottonwood tree.
N2B is in a cottonwood and I believe N1 is also.

I also believe the yellow catkins are from a weeping willow tree that is next to (upstream/west) of the N1 tree.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on May 06, 2022, 02:42:07 PM
Thanks, BL, for those maps.  Only thing I'm confused about is where is this farm located on your map?  I'm guessing it's at the lower left just off the edge, but I could be completely wrong.

(https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b400ecf3d78447c7da50cc3a84ffc99861ab2c47c290ab7640d50a806559c774.jpg)

(https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2780.0;attach=565422;image)

You have the correct location for the farm in your 1st image Ginger.
The driveway would be just past the Trout Run Rd bridge heading west over Trout Creek on the left.

That farm is labeled SW farm on the N2B Nest Area Map below.
-NOTE- scale bar on that map is incorrect, do not use.

Second image is a more 'zoomed out' view of the Hatchery area.
Note the watermark name of the map viewer lower left.  :)  8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 06, 2022, 04:38:35 PM
Cottonwood bloom/catkin makes sense.  We have those trees where I live, but I've never paid attention to their spring bloom, maybe because I'm allergic!

Pic of the New BE male devouring a rabbit on the Y this afternoon.  Wasn't sure, but saw a longish ear on the rewind, so yes, rabbit.  The BE dropped the last of it.  Disturbed by geese perhaps.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 07, 2022, 09:19:15 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Female laying in the nest very early this morning, Female on the Y, Goose was in N1, and female comes and chases it out
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on May 07, 2022, 10:15:04 AM
WONDERFUL pic of Cora with nesting materiall...
and laying in nest
and chasing off the honkers

Its too late in season for an egg .......... ???
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 07, 2022, 03:43:22 PM
An owl was spotted as the cams were panning around this afternoon.  It was past N1 in the trees. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on May 07, 2022, 03:48:46 PM
Yes we know a pair of GHO inhabit this territory.
Go get that egg owly.  ;D

The colors on cam today were rich and deep.
Too bad they dont cut down some of the dead trees
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 07, 2022, 04:02:29 PM
Decorah Eagles. Female chases a Goose from N1 - explore.org 05-07-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N62B1TIM9Ls

Decorah Eagles. Male & Female working the nest - explore.org 05-07-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiHGyGNItpw&ab_channel=RosieannB
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 07, 2022, 04:56:16 PM
T40, thanks for the video of the new BEf chasing away the goose.  Good to see the BEs defending N1.  They have been close by and doing a lot of calling today. Enjoying each others' company.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 07, 2022, 06:03:00 PM
Afternoon pics from Decorah - Female kept closing her eye, Male trying to get a lil shut-eye, the males talons, and the male
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on May 07, 2022, 06:20:16 PM
Cora told Mother Goose ...
I fancied this up for MMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  NOT YOU!
hahahahahaa
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 07, 2022, 06:41:56 PM
Decorah Eagles. Female chases a Goose from N1 - explore.org 05-07-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N62B1TIM9Ls

Decorah Eagles. Male & Female working the nest - explore.org 05-07-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiHGyGNItpw&ab_channel=RosieannB

Thank you, T40  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: RubyRed246 on May 08, 2022, 07:47:17 AM
Canada Geese are crazy!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 08, 2022, 11:36:22 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Turkey Vulture in the bluffs, One goose in the penthouse and two on the lower level apartment, Female on the Y with a very full crop and Male zipping his feather
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 08, 2022, 12:04:13 PM
Lisa, the new BEf looks like she had a nice Mother's Day brunch!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 08, 2022, 12:33:25 PM
Lisa, the new BEf looks like she had a nice Mother's Day brunch!

STL - I agree, a nice brunch!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on May 08, 2022, 02:07:05 PM
Canada Geese are crazy!

TRUE - and NOT appreciated!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 08, 2022, 04:35:41 PM
Decorah Eagles. Female brought a huge stick - Male brought fluff - explore.org 05-08-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmIGKXZ7DNY&ab_channel=RosieannB
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on May 09, 2022, 06:45:21 AM
BEAUTIFUL PAIR of young EAGLES
May 9, 2022
Just saw Duke and Cora in nest together.
I think Duke is a 5 year old.  Feathring.
Exciting to see them bring in nesting material.

Pair of geese up in tree - sorry - just too funny
TREES NOT FOR GEESE - get the memo.  :(

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on May 09, 2022, 08:19:53 AM
Says who?  ;D ;D ;D

"I'm king of the world!"
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 09, 2022, 08:29:37 AM
Says who?  ;D ;D ;D

"I'm king of the world!"
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 ;D Peep!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 09, 2022, 08:33:32 AM
Took these screenshots yesterday of the male laying in the nest.  I love his tail markings.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: RubyRed246 on May 09, 2022, 08:40:25 AM
Shep, are you sure you want to name the new eagles. I think I heard RRP hates that
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 09, 2022, 09:05:10 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Male arrived with a fish for breakfast on the Y, lots of nest work by Female & Male this morning, and a overhead view of N1 after they were done working this morning.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 09, 2022, 12:17:11 PM
Lisa, yes, really interesting to watch this new pair work on N1.  The male has a light patch on his chest -- looks like a brood patch, but probably just molting. 

Leaves are really coming out so our views will change.  Wonderful springtime, and so great to have activity at N1 and N2B!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on May 09, 2022, 01:38:14 PM
Shep, are you sure you want to name the new eagles. I think I heard RRP hates that

RRP doesnt hate it, they just dont do it.
I prefer saying - Duke - instead of the male
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on May 09, 2022, 01:40:00 PM
Took these screenshots yesterday of the male laying in the nest.  I love his tail markings.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52060237439_807423d7ac_b.jpg)

Those tail markings is why I believe Duke is a 5 year old.
I saw Cora beek him today.  ;D

Beautiful pic Lisa

I saw a sparrow in their nest gathering small nesting material. cute
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on May 09, 2022, 01:49:39 PM
Shep, are you sure you want to name the new eagles. I think I heard RRP hates that

RRP doesnt hate it, they just dont do it.
I prefer saying - Duke - instead of the male

RRP does not want us to name the eagles.  They have always made that clear.  Given the fact that this birdcam forum is one created and maintained by RRP, I think it's only respectful that we abide by their wishes when we post here.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on May 09, 2022, 01:52:03 PM
Lisa, yes, really interesting to watch this new pair work on N1.  The male has a light patch on his chest -- looks like a brood patch, but probably just molting. 

Leaves are really coming out so our views will change.  Wonderful springtime, and so great to have activity at N1 and N2B!

STL -- I think that the light patch on the male's chest is actually a full crop.  The light color is the down underneath his feathers.  Maybe he got wet when he caught that fish he was eating on the Y and his feathers got kind of plastered down on the sides.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 09, 2022, 03:00:00 PM
Lisa, yes, really interesting to watch this new pair work on N1.  The male has a light patch on his chest -- looks like a brood patch, but probably just molting. 

Leaves are really coming out so our views will change.  Wonderful springtime, and so great to have activity at N1 and N2B!

STL -- I think that the light patch on the male's chest is actually a full crop.  The light color is the down underneath his feathers.  Maybe he got wet when he caught that fish he was eating on the Y and his feathers got kind of plastered down on the sides.

I think you are right, Ginger. 

I have another pic of him from April 22, with the same patch there and he has a full crop on that day, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 10, 2022, 12:45:26 AM
From RRP's FB page:

5-7-22 Day Trip
Story and photos by Robin Brumm

Saturday was supposed to be sunny and warm, so what should I do?? Go to Decorah of course!  I left a little later than I was planning, so I was hoping the eagles would still be hanging around when I got there. 

I drove up to the hatchery and right away saw the new pair of eagles in the N1 tree.  I quickly parked the car, grabbed my camera and started taking pictures. They both stayed for about half an hour and then flew off.  I noticed that the N1 nest isn’t looking as flat as it did when I was there a couple of weeks ago.  They sure have been bringing in a lot of sticks and grasses to the nest.  It looks like they have picked N1 as their nest!

Since the new pair flew off, I decided to meander over to N3 to see if Mom and DM2 were around. Since I was planning on watching from the trail for a while, I loaded up my cart and walked down the trail. I got down to N3 and saw somebirdy on the dead tree.  I looked through my binoculars but couldn’t tell who it was.  I took a photo so I could zoom in and saw that it was DM2.  I set up my lawn chair, got comfortable and waited for Mom to show up.  About an hour later I heard eagle vocals. I looked up and saw Mom fly in and land on the dead tree. DM2 flew over and perched near her. 

After about 45 minutes I noticed Mom looking down toward the water.  All of a sudden she flew off, circled up, banked sideways and dropped down toward the water.  Unfortunately I couldn’t see her after that because she was down below the river bank. A couple of minutes later, she flew up with a fish and into the N3 nest.  She sat in the nest and finally started eating her fish.  About 45 minutes later, DM2 flew off the dead tree and he also caught a fish.  He took it towards N3 but landed on a branch below the nest.  I wonder if he was going to eat it in the nest, but saw Mom there and decided if he landed in the nest he wouldn’t get to keep his fish, lol.  A couple of minutes later he flew back to the dead tree and ate his fish on one of the branches.
 
After DM2 ate his fish, he flew off.  I didn’t see which way he went, but I scanned the area with my binoculars and didn’t find him.  In the meantime, Mom continued to sit on the nest.  In fact she sat on the nest for about 2 ½ hours.  I looked at my watch and saw that it was later than I planned on staying, so I said goodbye to Mom and reluctantly headed back to my car. 

On the way home, I thought about Mom and DM2.  I was so happy to see them, and was glad that they are still hanging around the N3 area.  I wished they would come back to the hatchery, but they must like the N3 area or they wouldn’t stay there.  I feel bad that they don’t have any eaglets to raise this year, but hopefully next year will be a more “normal” year for them. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens.  It’s all on eagle time!

RRP appreciates Robin's generosity in sharing her photos and reminds you they are copyrighted and may not be downloaded without her express written consent.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 10, 2022, 12:50:03 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 10, 2022, 12:50:51 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2022, 06:29:11 AM
T40 - Many thanks for the info on our traveling D's, and for the RRP post!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 10, 2022, 11:05:14 AM
Thanks for the updates on D27 and D36, the traveling, transmittered Ds.  From the pings, is there NOT a chance that D27 is nesting this year?

Couple pics from the geese stopping by N2B and two Great Blue Herons perched in the heavy woods above the N1 creek area.  Rewind to see where they were.  My pic might not show both GBHs.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 10, 2022, 11:16:57 AM
Hi Lisa, Ginger, Shep and STLbf .

T-40, thank you so much for the  maps and info on our traveling Deorah eagles,  #27 and #36
And, sharing RRPs  FB post.  ;)

STLbf, and thank you for the S.caps of the geese and GBH. Say...isn't  that the same egg that Mother/Father Goose left behind?
I would have thought the  new geese or any other avian  would have 'disposed' of it by now.   :-\


       
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2022, 11:25:03 AM
Morning pics from Decorah
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on May 10, 2022, 11:50:18 AM
Awesome sunrise screen capture from N1 this AM LisaG & Cam ops !   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2022, 01:17:03 PM
Awesome sunrise screen capture from N1 this AM LisaG & Cam ops !   :)

Thank you, BL  :-*

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 10, 2022, 01:18:50 PM
Hi Lisa, Ginger, Shep and STLbf .

T-40, thank you so much for the  maps and info on our traveling Deorah eagles,  #27 and #36
And, sharing RRPs  FB post.  ;)

STLbf, and thank you for the S.caps of the geese and GBH. Say...isn't  that the same egg that Mother/Father Goose left behind?
I would have thought the  new geese or any other avian  would have 'disposed' of it by now.   :-\


       

Phyl - That is the same egg from Mother Goose that did not hatch.  :( 

I was hoping the same as you, that the new geese would have disposed of it by now.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 10, 2022, 03:37:28 PM
Awesome sunrise screen capture from N1 this AM LisaG & Cam ops !   :)

 LISA / Cam Ops        Me too!  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 10, 2022, 03:49:10 PM
Maybe the unhatched egg has turned to stone and become a fixture of N2B.   ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 10, 2022, 05:14:52 PM
STL - Interesting question about whether or not D27 has settled down. D27 turned 5 years old this year. I've never seen a tracking map of a nesting eagle, but it might look like the one I attached below. Or the map might indicate somebirdy just thinking of settling down in the area. ::)  I tend to think the map shows D27 likes the area and is getting comfortable with the 'hood. But I'm not sure if a nesting eagle would take so many small trips away from a nest, unless that's where the food is. Her track doesn't exactly look like she was anchored anywhere in particular for very long. I dunno... ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: RubyRed246 on May 10, 2022, 08:05:19 PM
Morning pics from Decorah
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Nice catch of the female Baltimore Oriole
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 11, 2022, 12:21:07 AM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project

Where are D27 and D36? They are still sending postcards from their wintering grounds in Iowa - although we're curious to see what D27 decides to do this year! Last year, she left Decorah quite abruptly on July 16 for her summering grounds. How abruptly? She arrived at in NW Ontario on July 27: a flight of 633 miles in just 11 days! But she's staying more or less put right now. We'll see if and when that changes. Brett wrote: "D27 continues to meander nine to 19 miles north of the hatchery, slipping over the MN border on May 4, but returning to IA on May 6." D27 turned five years old on April 1st, which means she is old enough to start nesting if she decides to settle down.

Little half-brother D36 - part of DM2's second clutch with Mom - is sticking tight to the West Fork of the Cedar River, northwest of Cedar Falls and not too far from the Big Marsh Wildlife Management Area. As we've seen so many times, he is sheltering along low rolling hills that rise maybe 100 to 200 feet above the West Fork. The West Fork is well-stocked with fish, the rolling hills give cover and lift, and upland farms and confined feedlot operations offer easy food alternatives if fish aren't biting - or being bitten!

Stay well, fly high, and please remember to write. We've got our fingers and talons crossed for both of you! As always, a thousand thanks to Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their maps, data, and knowledge with us. If you'd like to follow the travels of any of the bald eagles we've tracked, visit our interactive maps at https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/.

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D27's Map! She turned five years old, so will she settle down this year? Back when bald eagles were rarer, they were a little more likely to begin nesting as soon as they reached sexual maturity. But would-be-nesters face stiff competition from older, more experienced adults, which can delay onset of nesting even in sexual mature eagles. We'll see what happens!

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D27's postcard! She's meandering just northwest of Decorah right now, flying in big, slow circles between Decorah and Harmony, roughly 17 miles away as the eagle flies. You can see Decorah at top left.

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D36's Map! We're looking forward to seeing his migration route and summer grounds.

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D36's map, northwest of Cedar Falls. Note the similarities between the two landscapes, although this area is flatter and more heavily farmed.

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I got curious about the Big Marsh. It's a large wildlife management area in a heavily farmed landscape, which means it is one of the few places left with adequate habitat for species that need more than corn and shelter belts. Unsurprisingly, it is an eBird hotspot! https://ebird.org/hotspot/L591259. Photo by Bonfire Photography in Bristow, Iowa.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on May 11, 2022, 12:52:59 AM
Yeah that looks about right for D36 .. https://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.68042,-92.81301&z=13&t=U

 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 11, 2022, 06:37:47 AM
T40-many thanks for all the info.  I shared your post in the Beakroom with the Beakers. Hope you don't mind
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 11, 2022, 08:45:06 AM
Thanks, Ruby  :)

T40 - Thanks for bring the post over on our traveling D's.

Phyl - Thanks for sharing.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 11, 2022, 12:22:26 PM
Cam ops have a great weather day for Decorah, foggy early, now warm enough for eagles to perch with extended wings.  And a goose is occupying the Skywalk, maybe a nice breeze up there.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 11, 2022, 12:26:13 PM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Male, Female, and a view of the male from two different cams?
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 11, 2022, 01:25:27 PM
LISA- Awwwww. Luv these.  Thankls.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 11, 2022, 01:39:36 PM
Cam ops have a great weather day for Decorah, foggy early, now warm enough for eagles to perch with extended wings.  And a goose is occupying the Skywalk, maybe a nice breeze up there.

Great pics, STL  :D

I have been loving the foggy morning look on the cams at Decorah.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 11, 2022, 01:40:02 PM
LISA- Awwwww. Luv these.  Thankls.

Thanks, Phyl  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2022, 09:52:43 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Morning sky, goose in N1, and the handsome male
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 12, 2022, 10:33:32 AM
LISA these are just great! Esp the  handsome 'fella'.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on May 12, 2022, 10:44:19 AM
I was just going to ask if this beautiful eagle (and photo, Lisa) is male or female, then you answered as I typed, Phyl! I've been posting less and less recently, but I want to extend my thanks once again to those of you who regularly (or even once and a while) post pics and information here and on the DNN thread. I do read all posts every day and appreciate all of your efforts! I really miss Mom and DM2 and was grateful to read Robin's report about them. It's been quite an unusual season!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2022, 11:32:38 AM
I was just going to ask if this beautiful eagle (and photo, Lisa) is male or female, then you answered as I typed, Phyl! I've been posting less and less recently, but I want to extend my thanks once again to those of you who regularly (or even once and a while) post pics and information here and on the DNN thread. I do read all posts every day and appreciate all of your efforts! I really miss Mom and DM2 and was grateful to read Robin's report about them. It's been quite an unusual season!

Nan - I miss Mom & DM2, but this new male and female are really growing on me.  I hope they stick around. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 12, 2022, 11:57:34 AM
Nan & Lisa, I'm also enjoying the New BEs at N1.  It's just great to have eagles to watch at Decorah again.  They are a really beautiful pair.

So, goose on N1 for quite a while this morning.  I wondered if the New BEs would tolerate the geese at this time of the season.  Then about 11-30, the goose flew away up the creek and BE was hollering on the Y, and the feed went to highlights.  Makes me think perhaps there was an eagle attack or chase.  Or nothing so exciting and the cap ops have just gone to lunch. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2022, 12:26:17 PM
Nan & Lisa, I'm also enjoying the New BEs at N1.  It's just great to have eagles to watch at Decorah again.  They are a really beautiful pair.

So, goose on N1 for quite a while this morning.  I wondered if the New BEs would tolerate the geese at this time of the season.  Then about 11-30, the goose flew away up the creek and BE was hollering on the Y, and the feed went to highlights.  Makes me think perhaps there was an eagle attack or chase.  Or nothing so exciting and the cap ops have just gone to lunch.

STL - I was watching this morning when the goose was on N1.  The goose flew out when the cam went to the eagle on the Y.  I don't think there was any chase or attack, cause the eagle stay on the Y for quite a bit.  There was a goose over on N2B that was shown real quick, while the eagle was still over on the Y, and then the cams went to highlights. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on May 12, 2022, 12:58:34 PM
Lisa and STL, I agree that the new male and female are beautiful, and it's so nice to see them daily! If they stick around and make Decorah their home, I have no doubt I'll fall in love once again! ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2022, 01:06:39 PM
Lisa and STL, I agree that the new male and female are beautiful, and it's so nice to see them daily! If they stick around and make Decorah their home, I have no doubt I'll fall in love once again! ;)
 

 :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2022, 03:54:51 PM
Afternoon pics from Decorah - Close-up pic of the male's eyes, and looks like the goose egg is gone.  I went back to rewind from this morning before highlight.  There was a goose in N2B - egg was there - cam went to eagle on Y - back to goose who was laying in N2b - goose got up and egg was gone.  I wonder if goose pushed egg out of nest?
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 12, 2022, 04:21:01 PM
Lisa, those are such great pics of the New BEm's eyes!  Thanks to the cam ops and to you for  helping us with ID.

So do we know if the eye flecks become more abundant with age, or are they there from when the eyes turn yellow, so a genetic thing??

You are right about the egg on N2B. It disappeared within about 5 minutes, just as you described.  Mystery.  I didn't see it happen on the rewind either.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 12, 2022, 04:43:52 PM
Lisa, those are such great pics of the New BEm's eyes!  Thanks to the cam ops and to you for  helping us with ID.

So do we know if the eye flecks become more abundant with age, or are they there from when the eyes turn yellow, so a genetic thing??

You are right about the egg on N2B. It disappeared within about 5 minutes, just as you described.  Mystery.  I didn't see it happen on the rewind either.

I hope you caught some pics too from rewind of the close-up on the male.



Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 12, 2022, 05:23:12 PM
Thanks to everyone for the photo updates on  Decorah nests...N2B. 
And, cam Ops as well for the fantastic close-ups and all. 
Eagles are amazing birds...grew up with goldens in my backyard from time to time..not unusual to see one of two perched on the fence.

Well finally, that no good egg is g-o-n-e.
I think when the goose got up the egg went along,  too. LOL
Or a glitch in the feed   ???

Good Evening...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on May 12, 2022, 05:55:16 PM
Lisa, the Cam Ops really get good close-ups! The cams are super and I bet they cost a fortune!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 12, 2022, 07:30:22 PM
PeepSpy, cost of the cameras is a perfect lead-in to suggesting that those who can, donate to RRP.

Reminder that if you-all shop online at Amazon, you can set your account with Amazon Smile to benefit RRP, and a percentage of every purchase gets donated to the Raptor Resource Project.  Every quarter, I'm always pleasantly surprised at the $$$$ donated.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 13, 2022, 01:03:33 PM
Geese still visiting the N2B and branches this morning.

FYI -- the Great Spirit Bluff peregrine falcons have three chicks hatched this week, and possibly one more to come. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 13, 2022, 01:43:28 PM
A few morning pics from Decorah - A pretty sunrise, one on the skywalk & one on the cam branch, female above N1, and looked like the male later on above N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 13, 2022, 03:55:19 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Decorah Eagles
May 12, 2022: New male, good eye close-ups - https://youtu.be/sjqGsJ0LJUA. Knock on wood, the new eagles are here to stay! We'll settle on nomenclature, but in the meantime, we're starting to build a database of features to help us identify the new pair.

May 9, 2022: Stick work continuing, nestorations, grass delivery - https://youtu.be/62W1ArzontU. It's unlikely that the new pair will lay eggs this year, but they sure are hard at work on N1 right now! Nest building is an important part of eagle courtship: it takes teamwork, dedication, and a little sticky OCD to build a giant nest that will withstand the elements and shelter eggs and young through an Iowa winter.

All four nests that we've built or repaired - N2B in 2015, DNN in 2018, Fort St. Vrain in 2020, and N1 in 2021 - have been adopted by eagles. What started as an experiment - will Mom and Dad move to a new nest? - has proven to be a valuable management technique. As eagles lose nests or come into conflict with human beings, it's helpful to know that we can assist or shift them by creating starter nests. Their behavioral plasticity is fascinating and completely in line with Louis Lefebvre's documentation of eagle intelligence. More on that soon!

May 8, 2022: Female brought a huge stick - https://youtu.be/PmIGKXZ7DNY. That is a big stick! I couldn't build a nest like this with my mouth...but it's a lot easier for her to bring in sticks than it was for us! Here's a short video of the N1 nest rebuild: https://youtu.be/b7KGQ_cTT6U.

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May 9, 2022: New male eagle near N1 in Decorah. Note the dark feathers on the back of his head and white patches interspersed with his body feathers. I'm wondering if his unusually colored feathers indicate a relatively young eagle. We'll see if they are replaced by white head feathers and brown body feathers. If not, this will make for a very easy ID!

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May 9, 2022: That's a big stick! I couldn't build a nest with my mouth, but she has a much easier time getting sticks to the nest! Here's a look at our N1 rebuild: https://youtu.be/b7KGQ_cTT6U.
Eagle mouths are also eagle hands, which explains why their beaks are so sensitive. What sort of information might they gain from handling a stick and how does it compare to what we would learn from our hands?

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May 12, 2022: New male, good closeups. Knock on wood, the new eagles are here to stay! We'll settle on nomenclature, but in the meantime, we're starting to build a database of features to help us identify the new pair
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 13, 2022, 04:07:47 PM
Thank you, T40  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 13, 2022, 04:14:45 PM
RRP mentions "Louis Lefebvre's documentation of eagle intelligence." Here's a quick taste of his work:

"So for the record, the smartest bird in the world isn't your expensive parrot that has learned how to repeat your private comments at the most inopportune time. It's just the common crow.

That won't surprise bird lovers who have long marveled at the cleverness of this member of the corvidae family. There are many celebrated cases of innovativeness among crows, which are known to manufacture tools to accomplish varied tasks.

Perhaps the most famous is the Japanese carrion crow that is clearly over the top when it comes to bird IQ. These crows routinely perch at traffic intersections near a university campus in Japan and wait for a red light.

When the traffic comes to a halt, the crows fly down and place walnuts in front of the tires. The light changes, the cars move out, crushing the nuts. The crows then dine, happy to parcel out that part of the task to someone else.

Bald eagles in northern Arizona, eager to get at minnows trapped in ice-covered lakes during the lean days of winter, have learned how to crack the ice with their beaks. Then they jump up and down on the ice to force the minnows up through the cracks.

The gila woodpecker in the American Southwest and Mexico makes a wooden scoop out of tree bark to carry honey home to its young.

In Britain, there's the now-famous case of the European blue tit, which has learned how to peal off the tinfoil on milk bottles left on doorsteps and pig out on the cream. New Zealand house sparrows dine on cafeteria food by triggering a motion sensor that opens the door."
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 13, 2022, 07:40:32 PM
Many thanks T40 and LISA.
Lots to digest and fantastice S caps.
SEDs...
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 14, 2022, 09:12:04 AM
Thanks for the information supply yesterday!  Birds are always amazing.

Morning finds a couple geese hanging out at N2B and at least one of the New BEs high on a limb above N1.  Chillin' on a Saturday morning.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Arcadia on May 14, 2022, 10:19:26 AM
T40 thank you for the info about birds. I had no idea! I was wide eyed at the traffic stop bird and even wider eyed at those triggering the motion sensors and those getting the cream!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 14, 2022, 12:31:58 PM
Geese on the skywalk, and one of the pair above N1 this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 15, 2022, 07:24:46 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Female on the Y, a stick delivery by female, male on the Y, and close up of male
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 15, 2022, 08:02:47 AM
More morning pics - Pretty clouds, Peek-a-boo behind the branch, Male eating a fish above N1, and geese pair on N2B
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 15, 2022, 10:00:50 AM
Lisa, you found some action this morning, and a beautiful sky!


The geese are using N2B as a regular stopping off place with a good view of the Retention Pond area.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 15, 2022, 10:39:36 AM
Lisa, you found some action this morning, and a beautiful sky!

The New BE male is the one with a few dark feathers on his head, correct?  At 9:00, he was on the Y, appearing with a very full crop, probably that fish he ate on the overhead branch.

The geese are using N2B as a regular stopping off place with a good view of the Retention Pond area.

The female is the one with the very full crop.  The male was on the branch above the Y. 

This is my personal opinion from watching and observing....I think the different cams and lighting makes the eagles look the same and different at times.  The female does have some dark feathers in her head, but then other times like when they are on N1, you can't see those dark feathers, she looks totally white headed. 

I have also noticed this about the female she has like a dark ring under the bottom part of her eye.  Let me post a pic so you know what I am talking about.  I don't notice it on the male as much.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 15, 2022, 10:58:25 AM
Male above the Y, and close-ups of the female with her huge crop
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Arcadia on May 15, 2022, 11:24:36 AM
When I watched the female this morning (and in Lisa's picture- thank you, Lisa) I wondered about the eagle's left eye. Is it just some tiny feathers obscuring it or is there something going on with the eye?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 15, 2022, 12:47:49 PM
When I watched the female this morning (and in Lisa's picture- thank you, Lisa) I wondered about the eagle's left eye. Is it just some tiny feathers obscuring it or is there something going on with the eye?

I noticed that too.  I wondered if maybe whatever she was eating, she had to de-fur it and maybe some fur was in her eye.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 15, 2022, 01:57:10 PM
Lisa, Thanks for the helpful ID  hints!  I'll change the label on my pic.

I'm surprised that the eagles don't have more eye injuries!  They tackle live prey that has claws, teeth, scales, fins, and other sharp bits like broken bones that could scratch an eye.  They get whapped in the face by other eagle wings. Even fur can scratch or irritate the eyes. Then there are the parasites and insects like flies and gnats that bother them around the eyes.  Remember a couple of years ago when Mom (or ???) had an eye that stuck shut from some kind of gooey matter. Lasted several weeks then cleared up on its own.  I was ready to make the trip and climb the tree with a bottle of "Clear Eye" drops!  Well, in my dreams.   :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 15, 2022, 05:31:13 PM
LISA, STLbf- many thanks for the ID info and screen captures today. These are awesome LISA.  Like others was wondering about her left eye.

SEDs all.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 16, 2022, 11:00:58 AM
Pretty morning in May to be working on a nest!  They wouldn't lay eggs this late, would they?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 16, 2022, 11:31:04 AM
Pretty morning in May to be working on a nest!  They wouldn't lay eggs this late, would they?

Great pics, STL!

I would think not, but who knows!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 16, 2022, 11:39:42 AM
Lots of nestorations this morning at N1...sticks, greenery and nesting material all brought in
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on May 17, 2022, 07:42:07 AM
Interesting visitor to nest 1 - I opened up window at the very end  7:35 nest time, think it was a vireo.  Anyone quick on the capture?

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2022, 09:20:56 AM
Interesting visitor to nest 1 - I opened up window at the very end  7:35 nest time, think it was a vireo.  Anyone quick on the capture?

P

Puff
- Are you talking about this visitor at N2B?  I thought it was a female Oriole.  I could be totally wrong, tho.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2022, 09:29:08 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Female on the tree to the right of N1, beautiful morning sky, male & female vocalizing, and female looking like she was getting a lil frisky
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on May 17, 2022, 09:33:47 AM
Interesting visitor to nest 1 - I opened up window at the very end  7:35 nest time, think it was a vireo.  Anyone quick on the capture?

P

Puff
- Are you talking about this visitor at N2B?  I thought it was a female Oriole.  I could be totally wrong, tho.

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Oh, of course, you're right Lisa.  Viero are not as big, and male oriole is a bit bigger yet, I think.  I reported last week I had my first male oriole in the yard.  Nothing since then, none of the feedings seem to have been touched either.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2022, 09:54:45 AM
Puff - I have never seen one in my yard, but I guess I need to set out the oranges and grape jelly for them, huh?   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 17, 2022, 12:10:05 PM
Orioles are always a joy to see!  The males are black and orange, females softer shades as the visitor.

Rewind to dawn for the beautiful sky, and eagle soaring near N2B trees, then over the pond -- barely in my pic, sorry to say.

Geese have been on and off N2B all morning, just standing around and honking a bit.

The New BEs are active at N1 and the area. Still bringing sticks, calling as they perch on the Y and other branches. It's a really good morning to keep watching or rewind for the views.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 17, 2022, 04:41:39 PM
This popped up on my "Decorah eagle" Google alert today:

Decorah Police investigating report of shooting in Walmart parking lot - https://www.kwwl.com/news/decorah-police-investigating-report-of-shooting-in-walmart-parking-lot/article_f9b32526-d593-11ec-a4f9-dfa7071d2566.html
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on May 17, 2022, 05:11:54 PM
Puff - I have never seen one in my yard, but I guess I need to set out the oranges and grape jelly for them, huh?   ;D

And you need a steady amount of patience.  It's been 3-4 years.  Threw out a lot of oranges and grape jelly.  When he did come I couldn't shout out to Ton so I phoned tsk instead.  But as I said - no encore appearance as of yet.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2022, 05:56:07 PM
Puff - Patience you say...hmmmm, sometimes I don't have that...  ;D

T40 - Oh my!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 17, 2022, 05:57:43 PM
A few afternoon pics of the female
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 18, 2022, 09:08:32 AM
Early this morning the female was on the Y sleeping, and an owl flew from upstream and hit her.  She vocalized and then went down to lay in N1.  After a while in N1, she went back up to the Y, brought in a stick and then flew off upstream.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 18, 2022, 10:07:13 AM
Decorah Eagles. Owl hit Female - explore.org 05-18-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjOF23JbL3Q
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on May 18, 2022, 10:21:24 AM
Canadian geese on N1 asserting replacement theory.
Does RRP have a pellet gun?  Seriously!  :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 18, 2022, 11:13:47 AM
Owl, the thing that goes bump in the night!  Thanks Lisa and T40 for the pic and video.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 18, 2022, 12:47:41 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Decorah Eagles

I didn't realize how much I'd missed seeing eagles here until work started kicking into high gear. While we're doubtful we'll get eggs this late - it isn't impossible, but it isn't very likely, either - I love seeing N1 busy again!

May 16, 2022: New male spies leafy branch, grabs it, and delivers it to N1 - https://youtu.be/IL_b9Lt2mJw.

May 16, 2022: More leafy branches from the Y - https://youtu.be/Wyq786YySwc. Why travel when the Nest Depot is right outside your door? The new male tears a branch off the Y and hop flies it right into N1.

May 15, 2022: Goose At N2B-Female BE perched on Y-Male Above-Incredible Portrait Zoom - https://youtu.be/vBytEpAJjcc. Is it just me, or has Decorah seemed unusually busy this year? I'm pulling up the blankets and grabbing the popcorn for a nice snooze on the Confusion Couch! We've got a very nice close-up of the new male eagle here: https://youtu.be/h108jY-WyvE.

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May 15, 2022: The new female eagle in Decorah. I love her stately beauty!

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May 15, 2022: He's left, she's right! Both eagles have been very busy working on the nest. I loved his branch delivery technique in this video: https://youtu.be/Wyq786YySwc
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 18, 2022, 12:58:00 PM
T40, thanks for the RRP facebook info and the videos.  It has been lively around N1 this year so far, and that's great.  Even if it is not our familiar eagle pair (Mom and DM2) it is wonderful to have eagles to watch.  And fun to see the geese raise a clutch of 6 eggs, too, on N2B.  Outcome not perfect 6 for 6, but Mother Goose gave it her best effort and they fledged 4.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on May 18, 2022, 12:59:07 PM
Thanks T40.
Where's an owl when you NEED one!

Can't Eye-D Canadians with those black eyes and uniform attire.  And unlike most Canadians, they aren't wearing numerical hockey jerseys for easier recognition!  :) ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 18, 2022, 01:45:49 PM
eburg -  ;D ;D

STL - I so agree with your post!  It is so good to watch eagles again, even if they aren't Mom & DM2.

T40 - Thanks for RRP post, and the owl video.   
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 18, 2022, 04:32:23 PM
The geese here at Decorah are kind of like on some golf courses and parks -- too many for the territory and persistent about being where THEY want to be.  I will trust the eagles to chase them away when the time is right.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 19, 2022, 09:13:02 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Beautiful morning sky, female was perched in her usual spot behind a branch and we got a glimpse of her talon, the beautiful female, and goose on the bluff
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: RubyRed246 on May 19, 2022, 10:08:03 AM
Thanks T40.
Where's an owl when you NEED one!

Can't Eye-D Canadians with those black eyes and uniform attire.  And unlike most Canadians, they aren't wearing numerical hockey jerseys for easier recognition!  :) ;)
Thanks for the laughs today!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 19, 2022, 10:34:59 AM
Lisa, that talon closeup looks like a really old foot to me. Maybe just dirty instead.

More morning pics of the New BEs.

What are the pretty pink trees in bloom at the road end of the Retention Pond?  Betcha I asked the same question last year!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 19, 2022, 12:15:50 PM
Lisa, that talon closeup looks like a really old foot to me. Maybe just dirty instead.

More morning pics of the New BEs.

What are the pretty pink trees in bloom at the road end of the Retention Pond?  Betcha I asked the same question last year!

LOL, I have seen the female with some dirty feet, so it is possible her feet were dirty this morning. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 20, 2022, 08:17:16 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Pretty morning sky before the rain, and the female
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 20, 2022, 10:34:09 AM
Lisa, Thanks for confirming that it's raindrops on the back of the New BEf and not gnats or flies!  She has been hanging out on the Y all morning.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 20, 2022, 04:42:35 PM
Afternoon pics from Decorah - Handsome male, female right before landing on the Y, female above N1, and male on the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 20, 2022, 04:43:13 PM
Lisa, Thanks for confirming that it's raindrops on the back of the New BEf and not gnats or flies!  She has been hanging out on the Y all morning.

Great pics, STL!

It has been a good eagle day seeing both around N1!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 21, 2022, 12:22:52 PM
Breakfast in Decorah - A floppy fish for the male, and a crow for the female
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 21, 2022, 12:59:01 PM
Great pics, Lisa.  Rewind to watch her defeather and consume the whole crow.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on May 21, 2022, 05:40:53 PM
 Repost 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 Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on May 22, 2022, 06:01:40 AM
Many thanks  T40,   STLbf, Lisa and all for the great screen captures and info on the bald eagles.
Did I see C. geese?

And, Puff for the ATF info.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 22, 2022, 10:28:49 AM
Many thanks  T40,   STLbf, Lisa and all for the great screen captures and info on the bald eagles.
Did I see C. geese?

And, Puff for the ATF info.  Thank you!

Thanks, Phyl  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 22, 2022, 10:31:30 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Geese in the pond, and the female on the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 22, 2022, 12:48:27 PM
The male BE was on the Y briefly before the female.  And little birds are collecting nesting materials from N1, esp. down and feathers.  A starling got the long crow feather, and sparrows take mostly down and bits of grass.  Nothing goes to waste.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 22, 2022, 01:24:26 PM
The male BE was on the Y briefly before the female.  And little birds are collecting nesting materials from N1, esp. down and feathers.  A starling got the long crow feather, and sparrows take mostly down and bits of grass.  Nothing goes to waste.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 23, 2022, 10:41:48 AM
The New BEs have been working on N1 again this morning, early.  Bringing grasses and testing the fit, then hanging out on the Y.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 23, 2022, 02:50:00 PM
A few pics from Decorah today - Male testing out the nest, female perched to the side of N1, Male on the Y, and the male's talons,
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 24, 2022, 08:27:11 AM
This morning, the female eagle went and visited N2B.  She picked up a stick and put it down, moved up to the skywalk and then made her way to the cam branch.  She was looking all around, and started to vocalize.  I thought it was the male coming to join her, but it was the goose (last pic and blurry), telling her to get away from N2B! 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 24, 2022, 08:29:48 AM
Morning pics of the male, Goose in N2B, and GBH down from N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 24, 2022, 01:34:09 PM
Great pics, Lisa, and an engaging story to describe.  I saw the goose, but missed the BEf visiting N2B!  Rewind will have it.
Love the colors and silhouette of the sunrise pic.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 24, 2022, 01:58:11 PM
Decorah Eagles 5-23-22, 5:30 am Beautiful fly in, M and F on N1, M testing nest fit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVon8KMHfb0

Decorah Eagles~Female Eagle Explores N2B-Skywalk & Cam Branch-Goose Runs her OFF_5.24.22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udBnolzl_-A
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 24, 2022, 03:07:43 PM
T40 - Thanks for the videos!

STL - Check out that 2nd video, T40 posted!  You won't have to go searching in rewind for the female and goose on N2B.  :D

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 25, 2022, 11:00:54 AM
Lisa, what a great video from Chickiedee of female eagle on N2B and the goose chasing her away! 

Rain all over the area this morning.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 25, 2022, 12:31:49 PM
Lisa, what a great video from Chickiedee of female eagle on N2B and the goose chasing her away! 

Rain all over the area this morning.

I know...rain, rain....go away! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 26, 2022, 02:37:51 PM
Pics from Decorah - Goose in N2B, female at N1 & the Y, and the pair in the bluffs
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 27, 2022, 10:09:08 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Female got a good hold of the male's beak, while beaking this morning, Geese at the pond, Female with a dirty face, and handsome male
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on May 27, 2022, 10:22:15 AM
Lisa--Thanks for the pics.  Notice how the Canadians are enjoying our early morning sunshine.  The Canadians refer to the United States as "lower Canada" and need to be repatriated!  ;) :) ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 27, 2022, 11:08:07 AM
Lisa--Thanks for the pics.  Notice how the Canadians are enjoying our early morning sunshine.  The Canadians refer to the United States as "lower Canada" and need to be repatriated!  ;) :) ::)

 :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 27, 2022, 11:08:46 AM
This new pair of eagles is soooo entertaining!  Great pics from Lisa, courtesy of the cam ops.

Here's a pic of the back of the New BEf's head feathers -- all white -- taken after she turned away from profile with dirty beak.  Will try to get a similar view of the male for ID purposes.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 27, 2022, 12:34:23 PM
This new pair of eagles is soooo entertaining!  Great pics from Lisa, courtesy of the cam ops.

Here's a pic of the back of the New BEf's head feathers -- all white -- taken after she turned away from profile with dirty beak.  Will try to get a similar view of the male for ID purposes.

Nice pics of the female, STL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on May 27, 2022, 08:24:53 PM
I think she won that beaking contest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 28, 2022, 01:55:00 PM
Morning pics from Decorah - Beautiful female early this morning, male flying in with this breakfish, male whittling on the trunk of N1, and the whittle marks
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 28, 2022, 02:46:57 PM
Lisa, great pics this morning.  The male carved their initials in the N1 tree!!   ;D

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 28, 2022, 02:51:50 PM
Lisa, great pics this morning.  The male carved their initials in the N1 tree!!   ;D

 ;D 

STL, at one point this morning, both were whittling on the tree. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on May 28, 2022, 02:56:08 PM
Lisa and STL -- I saw the whittling action.  "Two Eagles Barking"   ;) ;) :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 28, 2022, 03:00:16 PM
Lisa and STL -- I saw the whittling action.  "Two Eagles Barking"   ;) ;) :)

eburg -  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on May 28, 2022, 10:20:49 PM
Yes, eburg.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 29, 2022, 01:42:30 PM
A couple pics from this morning - Sunrise, and a lightning before it started to rain
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on May 30, 2022, 11:55:29 AM
It's been a few weeks since I last checked postings. I haven't seen any references to Mom, DM and their clutch, but I could easily have missed that.
I'm not a fan of the Canada goose unless it is far away from where I will be walking, and it's definitely bizzaro-world to see them in N2B.
The nice young couple that's has been using N1 may just turn out to be the parents of the next clutch we watch. I say that knowing that things are in change regularly now at Decorah.
Thank you to all who post pics and videos. It's the only way I stand a chance of knowing a little of what's going on.
T40, the Confusion Couch was crowded, so I moved into the Confusion Condo.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 30, 2022, 12:44:07 PM
Welcome to the Confusion Condo, lilbirdz! Pull up a couch and stay a while. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 30, 2022, 03:14:20 PM
Black bear spotting in Decorah's Trout Run Park

https://www.kwwl.com/news/top-stories/black-bear-spotting-in-decorahs-trout-run-park/article_956f7ad2-ded6-11ec-a797-afc14ca84374.html

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 30, 2022, 04:08:17 PM
lil -  ;D Confusion Condo!

T40 - Thanks for the link on the black bear spotting in Decorah's Trout Run Park
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 30, 2022, 05:37:06 PM
A black bear at Trout Run Park!  Oh my!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 30, 2022, 07:30:44 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on May 31, 2022, 07:35:20 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 make 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 Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on May 31, 2022, 11:52:11 AM
Puff, thanks for ATF info. The N1 area will be a highlight of this year's celebration and eagle viewing, even if no eaglets.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 31, 2022, 01:20:21 PM
Morning pics from Decorah  - Male had breakfish on the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 01, 2022, 08:23:26 AM
Male to N1 with his breakfish. He went up to the Y when the female flew into N1, to finish his fish.  The female stayed in the nest and aerated the nesting. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: glogdog on June 01, 2022, 09:03:33 AM
We are very sad to announce the passing of a long-time Decorah Eagle Moderator, TX Ninja.  We will be having a Memorial Chat at our DE site on Saturday, June 4, from 6-8PM CT.  Please come join us as we share memories of TX and the impact he had on our lives.  Here is RRP's FB post link to read about him: https://bit.ly/3x5pNgR
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 01, 2022, 10:33:03 AM
Thanks, glo. You sure never wanted TX comin' down for ya'll from out of the rafters! Fly high, my friend. :'(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 01, 2022, 11:12:57 AM
RIP TX_Ninja.
Can't read the FB without joining Glog.  And I'm not going to join.  Hope someone can post it here.
TX flew in the front seat of the Cobra helicopter in Vietnam.  That's the guy that fires the weapons.  The pilot is in the back seat and above the "gunner".  Hanging out in front gives you the advantage of seeing the incoming first, which doesn't seem like an advantage.  Always amazed how he lifted all that weight up into the rafters to play his harmonica!
Semper Fidelis my friend.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 01, 2022, 11:44:02 AM
Here you go eburg!

From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project

As followers and chatters might know, chat moderator Dave Laninga, our TX Ninja, has passed away. His knowledge and sense of humor brightened everyone's day, and he was there with a helping hand whenever anyone needed him. I knew a little bit about Ninja, but didn't realize the depth of his service or his many friendships, online and off, until he passed.

Please join us on our website at https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/ to celebrate and remember TX Ninja with a memorial chat on Saturday, June 4, from 6 to 8 pm. Soar on, Ninja - we will think of you and your wings when we see eagles soaring or falcons chasing through the sky.

Obit: https://obits.mlive.com/us/obituaries/grandrapids/name/david-laninga-obituary?id=34348544&fbclid=IwAR1L1WcKs5x68NGKRkDhjFIgVl0DJ_KX14KXg4_hC-zSeCfvl4Xspl_DKNQ

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on June 01, 2022, 12:36:01 PM
Thanks T40!  Guess I got my war and his mixed up....but still hard for me to realize he was born in 1964. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 01, 2022, 12:44:17 PM
Thank, T40 and Glo  :'(

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: glogdog on June 01, 2022, 08:54:05 PM
T40, thank you for re-posting Amy's FB post about TX Ninja.

YW, Lisa. 

Hope you all can join us at the DE chat on Saturday too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 02, 2022, 08:14:26 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Female on her night perch, raccoon in the creek W of N1, male with a fish at N1, and Male left the Y and flew above N1 to perch
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 02, 2022, 12:32:48 PM
Lisa, love the pic of the male's talons as he lands above N1.  Go to rewind for the breakfish on N1 to catch the grackles harrassing New BEm.

Did you catch the busy squirrel on N2B about 9AM or so?  Worth the rewind to see this little jumpy critter.  Maybe looking for the unhatched egg, or burying something while the coast is clear.

Couple pics . . .
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 02, 2022, 02:23:13 PM
Lisa, love the pic of the male's talons as he lands above N1.  Go to rewind for the breakfish on N1 to catch the grackles harrassing New BEm.

Did you catch the busy squirrel on N2B about 9AM or so?  Worth the rewind to see this little jumpy critter.  Maybe looking for the unhatched egg, or burying something while the coast is clear.

Couple pics . . .

Great pics, STL

Yep, saw all the action you mentioned.   :)

That lil squirrel is making a nice deep hole in N2B, it looks like.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 03, 2022, 12:01:21 PM
A few morning pics from Decorah - Male having a fish on the tree to the right of N1, and on N1, and the pair perched together on their favorite spot in the bluffs
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Arcadia on June 03, 2022, 03:51:58 PM
I am very hopeful that they will have a family on N1 next year. Will miss Mom and her mate even so.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 03, 2022, 05:00:29 PM
Arcadia, I'm with you on hopes for a family of these New BEs on N1 next year.  Also, we may learn more up to date info about Mom and  DM2 during ATF in July.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 04, 2022, 11:47:47 AM
Earlier this morning, one of the pair flew from above the Y, and over to the hatchery and back above N1. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 04, 2022, 03:21:39 PM
Great soaring pics, Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 04, 2022, 05:00:00 PM
Great soaring pics, Lisa!

Thanks, STL  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 05, 2022, 07:47:03 AM
Morning pics - Female perched in her night spot, Female in N1, Male with a fish on the tree to the right of N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 05, 2022, 11:22:48 AM
Lisa, great to see a different view of the N1 area with New BEm fish meal near the bridge.  Thanks to the cam ops for exploring for us!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 05, 2022, 04:53:28 PM
Early afternoon, large birds soaring, I think turkey vultures if I have the wing V-shape-position correct. Also several together.  No pic of soaring, but one of the T-vultures perched and preened in a bluff tree up (or down) the stream from N1.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 06, 2022, 07:50:36 AM
Some morning pics from Decorah - Male & Female spent the night in the tree to the right of N1, male to the nest, female joins the male on the nest, and male whittling on N1 trunk
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 06, 2022, 02:35:38 PM
Lisa, misty foggy morning light makes really neat pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 06, 2022, 04:25:27 PM
Lisa, misty foggy morning light makes really neat pics!

STL, I love the foggy/misty look in the morning. 

Great catch on the GBH!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 06, 2022, 09:00:46 PM
The GBH would make a good calendar photo for June, don't you think?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2022, 09:20:46 AM
The GBH would make a good calendar photo for June, don't you think?

Yes!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2022, 09:23:49 AM
Morning pics of the female, and one of the male
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 07, 2022, 10:55:34 AM
Great pics, Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2022, 12:11:20 PM
Great pics, Lisa!

Thanks, STL   :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 08, 2022, 09:37:30 AM
This morning the female and male were spotted on the tree to the right of N1 perched up top at separate times.  Female arrived first, flew off, then the male flew on the branch to perch for a while before flying off.
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Male
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 08, 2022, 03:40:09 PM
Decorah Rocks spreads kindness, happiness globally

https://decorahnewspapers.com/Content/Default/Driftless-Journal-Iowa/Article/Decorah-Rocks-spreads-kindness-happiness-globally/-3/330/57670

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Some of the ‘core’ members of the Decorah Rocks group gathered for a photo during their Hometown Hero Hike last month in Decorah. L-r: Heather Hanson, Maureen Michel, Dalton Green, Katy Buck, John Buck and Paula Ruen. INSET- This painted rock and hundreds of others are going out across the Driftless this summer. Follow @DriftlessJournal and @DecorahRocks on social media to see which towns are being ‘rocked’ next. (Driftless Multimedia photo by Samantha Ludeking

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Play Rockin' the Driftless BINGO with Decorah Rocks! https://decorahnewspapers.com/Content/Features/Features/Article/Rockin-the-Driftless-BINGO-2022-OFFICIAL-CONTEST-RULES/98/336/57342
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 08, 2022, 04:33:36 PM
Fun stuff, thanks T40!

New BEs hanging out at the Y and near N1 this afternoon.  I think the closeup is the new female. Correct??
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 08, 2022, 04:39:46 PM
T40 - Thanks for sharing!

STL - Great pics! 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 08, 2022, 04:46:15 PM
A few pis of the handsome male this afternoon. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 09, 2022, 07:59:52 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - The male perched on the tree to the right of N1, Male left branch and headed over to raceways to fish, and the beautiful female in N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on June 09, 2022, 11:40:08 AM
No need for this nice young couple to hire contractors or worry about the supply chain. They have about five months to strengthen their bond and to make plans for nestorations at N1. If I can't have our beloved Mom and DM2, I will watch them, whatever their names might be.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on June 09, 2022, 01:25:10 PM
The male is one beautiful guy.   8) :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 09, 2022, 01:34:23 PM
Have you been wondering what might be going on at N2B?  Me, too.  A grackle visited the Skywalk about 6:00 this morning.  I didn't see the nest on the rewind, but the bird seemed non-plussed, so I guess all is quiet there.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 09, 2022, 03:04:46 PM
lilbirz - I have been watching these two since they showed up, and I really am enjoying them.

angelolady - I agree, he is handsome, but they are both beautiful!  Every now and then, when the female turns a certain way or looks a certain way, I sometimes think the female looks like Mom D!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2022, 09:27:34 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Female behind the leaves, Male front & female back, Female looking up, and female getting a branch with leaves
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 10, 2022, 12:32:27 PM
Lisa, love the female holding the leafy branch this morning!  Great pic!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 10, 2022, 12:55:27 PM
Lisa, love the female holding the leafy branch this morning!  Great pic!

Thanks! 

It was exciting to see her someplace different.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2022, 09:46:10 AM
Beautiful sunrise, Female in N1, and female casting a pellet
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 11, 2022, 11:25:57 AM
Lisa, Beautiful sky this morning.  The female spent quite a while on that branch above N1.
One pic of N2B, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 11, 2022, 12:31:50 PM
Lisa, Beautiful sky this morning.  The female spent quite a while on that branch above N1.
One pic of N2B, too.

Great pics, STL

That morning sky was beautiful!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 12, 2022, 08:34:06 AM
Foggy morning in Decorah - Male perched on the tree to the right of N1, and female on the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 12, 2022, 05:27:05 PM
Lisa, misty, foggy, beautiful pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 12, 2022, 06:37:58 PM
Lisa, misty, foggy, beautiful pics!

Thanks, STL  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 13, 2022, 02:14:09 PM
Pics of the female this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 13, 2022, 04:37:40 PM
Beautiful pics of the female, Lisa!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2022, 08:01:52 AM
Beautiful pics of the female, Lisa!

Thanks, STL :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2022, 08:14:31 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - The pair were at N1 early this morning. Female beaking the male, Male & Female, female perched on the tree to the right of N1, and beautiful sunrise
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 14, 2022, 01:18:55 PM
 :o  D27 bass fishing in Canada and D36 homecoming in June 2022.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 14, 2022, 04:12:41 PM
 8)  D27 made the trip to Canada with many 50-mile tracking pings.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2022, 04:19:07 PM
:o  D27 bass fishing in Canada and D36 homecoming in June 2022.

T40 - I took this screenshot on the afternoon on June 10 at 5:24pm.  I swear it looked like a young eagle to me.  The cam op was panning around, and followed it from W of N1, across and behind the hatchery till it was out of sight.  Would love to know if it was D36!

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 14, 2022, 04:20:49 PM
Great catch Lisa! RRP must have been looking for D36, ya think? ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 14, 2022, 04:25:30 PM
Great catch Lisa! RRP must have been looking for D36, ya think? ;)

LOL, they might have been!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 15, 2022, 12:14:20 PM
Pics from Decorah today - No eagles, but a GBH on top the pines, and some cool lightning this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 15, 2022, 06:12:33 PM
Lisa, what great pics!  Both would be winners at a photo contest.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2022, 09:45:27 AM
Lisa, what great pics!  Both would be winners at a photo contest.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2022, 09:48:57 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - A view of the moon, and pretty sure it's the male fishing, and then heading back above N1.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 16, 2022, 12:06:57 PM
Lisa, the moon has been gorgeous at my location, too.  Full and way on the south side of its orbit.
One pic of the pair on the Y early today.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 16, 2022, 12:13:25 PM
Lisa, the moon has been gorgeous at my location, too.  Full and way on the south side of its orbit.
One pic of the pair on the Y early today.

Great pic of the pair!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2022, 08:47:43 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Female on N1, Female went to perch on a side branch that faces hatchery, Female under the leaves on side branch, and Female on side branch
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2022, 08:50:29 AM
More morning pics - Female was on the Y, and Male joined for a bit
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 17, 2022, 10:42:09 AM
Lisa, gorgeous pics of the New BEs!  Thanks to the cam ops for the closeups.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2022, 11:39:59 AM
Lisa, gorgeous pics of the New BEs!  Thanks to the cam ops for the closeups.   :D

Thanks, STL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 17, 2022, 12:41:47 PM
Decorah Eagles. Female on the Y - Male joins. Close-up! - explore.org 06-17-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX51G0rOTEc
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 17, 2022, 12:47:03 PM
Decorah Eagles. Female on the Y - Male joins. Close-up! - explore.org 06-17-2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX51G0rOTEc

Thanks, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 18, 2022, 09:06:49 AM
By the shape of the beak and looks of the tail, I would say this was the female we saw this morning above the Y, and on the tree to the right of N1.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2022, 02:42:01 PM
Morning pics from Decorah - Male perched on N1, Female perched on tree to right of N1, and Female preening
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 19, 2022, 02:43:35 PM
Close-ups of the handsome male this afternoon on the Y, who looks like he has a dirty face and a full crop
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on June 19, 2022, 03:16:57 PM
Wipe my beak.  I dare ya!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on June 20, 2022, 02:15:59 PM
Good one, angelolady!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 20, 2022, 02:57:31 PM
Courthouse eagles are coming…back soon

https://decorahnewspapers.com/Content/Default/Driftless-Journal-Iowa/Article/Courthouse-eagles-are-coming-back-soon/-3/330/57709

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 20, 2022, 03:09:21 PM
Female early this morning, and male this afternoon
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 21, 2022, 08:57:29 AM
Beautiful sunrise at Decorah this morning, and the female
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 21, 2022, 09:02:29 AM
The handsome male on the Y this morning, with a very full crop!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 21, 2022, 11:33:45 AM
Lisa, what a day for great pics!  That sunrise was really special. And the eagle closeups.  Thanks to the cam ops!

Didn't include the pic of grass growing on N2B, but that's typical for this time of year.  Rewind to 8:00 AM to see for yourself.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 21, 2022, 12:41:43 PM
Great pics, STL.....yep saw that grass in N2B!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: glogdog on June 21, 2022, 09:10:50 PM
ATF Information posted by Amy on RRP's FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=394131516077535&set=a.361119556045398
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 22, 2022, 09:05:03 AM
ATF Information posted by Amy on RRP's FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=394131516077535&set=a.361119556045398

Thanks, Glo!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 22, 2022, 09:22:21 AM
A few pics from Decorah this morning - Female and the morning sunrise, silhouette of the female, hard to see, but male is at top of tree under leaves
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 22, 2022, 12:55:31 PM
Lisa, what spectacular pics this morning!
I got almost the same shot of the sunrise.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 22, 2022, 01:50:32 PM
Lisa, what spectacular pics this morning!
I got almost the same shot of the sunrise.

Beautiful,  STL!!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 22, 2022, 06:18:34 PM
I think it is the male in the heraldic pose. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: izzysamlikeseagles on June 22, 2022, 09:15:35 PM
Love all the screenshots of our new eagles, they are gorgeous!!!!


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

Come to Decorah, meet our new friends!

Izzy
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 23, 2022, 08:45:29 AM
Love all the screenshots of our new eagles, they are gorgeous!!!!


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

Come to Decorah, meet our new friends!

Izzy

Thanks for the link, Izzy!

Can't wait to see everyone again, and the new pair of eagles.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 23, 2022, 08:55:08 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Male testing out the nest, Female perched on the tree to the right of N1, Male at the very top of pic behind leaves (you can see his beak), and the pair perched together in the shape of a heart
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 23, 2022, 11:24:49 AM
And we thought Mom and DM2 were photogenic!!  That heart-shaped pic is priceless, Lisa.  My conclusion is that all BEs are beautiful and handsome and worth every photo we can capture.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 23, 2022, 12:07:18 PM
And we thought Mom and DM2 were photogenic!!  That heart-shaped pic is priceless, Lisa.  My conclusion is that all BEs are beautiful and handsome and worth every photo we can capture.   ;)

I agree, STL!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on June 26, 2022, 07:32:15 AM
Wonder what the party is at the hatchery area.  Large meeting of turkey vultures at 7:25 next time?  At least a dozen; hard to count when they're soaring.  Anyone else on? Verify?

P
 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on June 26, 2022, 07:39:56 AM
This is really interesting.  Still going on/ soaring at 7:40  nest time.  We should be able to get some info since there is a cam operator at the controls.  Correction - seems to be taking place beyond and west of hatchery.
 

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 26, 2022, 10:00:02 AM
Puff - It looked like a bunch of turkey vultures.  There was a ton of them soaring and circling around.  Here is a pic that I took. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on June 26, 2022, 10:20:43 AM
Thanks for the backup Lisa.  Really unusual an occurance.  Haven't seen that since 2011-12 beginning.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: IverAndBurl on June 26, 2022, 12:56:34 PM
Thanks for the backup Lisa.  Really unusual an occurance.  Haven't seen that since 2011-12 beginning.

P
While it might be unusual at the Hatchery, especially on cam, there almost always is a gathering of that size somewhere in town. Their favorite area is just over the horses' hill.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 26, 2022, 02:09:03 PM
Thanks for the backup Lisa.  Really unusual an occurance.  Haven't seen that since 2011-12 beginning.

P
While it might be unusual at the Hatchery, especially on cam, there almost always is a gathering of that size somewhere in town. Their favorite area is just over the horses' hill.

I hope I get to see that when I am at ATF!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 26, 2022, 02:13:13 PM
Thanks for the vulture soaring pics & explanation!

About 1:00 this afternoon, New BEf (I think) was perched next to N1 on one of those kind of hidden branches. Then she flew to the Y.  Unless it was the male!   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 26, 2022, 03:55:41 PM
Thanks for the vulture soaring pics & explanation!

About 1:00 this afternoon, New BEf (I think) was perched next to N1 on one of those kind of hidden branches. Then she flew to the Y.  Unless it was the male!   ;)

You are correct, it is the female  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 26, 2022, 03:57:59 PM
I got a couple pics of the female, too.  She is a beauty!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 26, 2022, 04:53:20 PM
Female in a heraldic pose on the Y
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 27, 2022, 06:54:49 AM
Pics from last evening - Female on top & male further down the Y, female crop drops, male breaking off a stick, and female on side perch of N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on June 27, 2022, 07:07:15 AM
Great captures, Lisa, thanks for sharing them here!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 27, 2022, 07:42:46 AM
Great captures, Lisa, thanks for sharing them here!

You’re welcome, nan  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 27, 2022, 11:38:19 AM
This morning, the female was on the Y and the male flew to N1 with a fresh floppy fish breakfast.  She made soft peal calls for the fish, but the male wasn't giving it up.  She flew down to N1, and the male flew out vocalizing. Sorry for the blurry pics, but male was out in a flash, when female came down!
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 27, 2022, 11:49:36 AM
Close-ups of the female this morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 27, 2022, 03:49:20 PM
Lisa, great pics and thanks for sharing this new pair with us!  Love the blurry one, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 27, 2022, 04:25:53 PM
Lisa, great pics and thanks for sharing this new pair with us!  Love the blurry one, too.

Thanks, STL, that blurry one was hard to capture clear.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 27, 2022, 05:46:59 PM
A few afternoon pics from Decorah - the female & male in the heraldic pose
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 28, 2022, 07:08:21 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - The male was trimming a stick and placing the pieces on his back, and the female
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 28, 2022, 12:41:47 PM
Lisa, what could be going on with the pieces of stick?  Repelling bugs?  A new game? 

One of them had a fish for breakfast on the overnight branch about 6:00. I think the male, while the female was poking around on N1.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 28, 2022, 12:59:03 PM
Lisa, what could be going on with the pieces of stick?  Repelling bugs?  A new game? 

One of them had a fish for breakfast on the overnight branch about 6:00. I think the male, while the female was poking around on N1.

STL - You are correct, that was the male having breakfish. 

I was just telling someone the other day, I would love to see what she eats, and from where.  I watch every morning, and practically all day, and I have never seen her eat at the nest, or near it.

Correction...the only time I have ever seen her eat at the nest was when she brought that crow!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: IverAndBurl on June 29, 2022, 07:12:23 AM
I hope I get to see that when I am at ATF!
Go to Culver's, or have a great Mexican meal from Leslie's Taco Trunk in the big parking lot behind McDonald's.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2022, 07:22:50 AM
I hope I get to see that when I am at ATF!
Go to Culver's, or have a great Mexican meal from Leslie's Taco Trunk in the big parking lot behind McDonald's.

 :D Thanks for the heads-up!

I hope I get to meet you this year.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2022, 07:30:29 AM
A foggy morning in Decorah - Female left/male right, a squirrel to the right on the branch looking at the female, and N2B
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on June 29, 2022, 08:05:18 AM
I hope I get to see that when I am at ATF!
Go to Culver's, or have a great Mexican meal from Leslie's Taco Trunk in the big parking lot behind McDonald's.

I'm even embarassed to say it  - Been going to  Decorah since 2011, never stopped at Whippy Dip, even when passing it to go to presentations at Luther.  Have been to Culvers several times.  Ton was a big fan of icecream places.  And, now something new - Leslie's Taco Truck.  Is that at the MacD on Highway 9, by the Fairfield?

Have eaten several times at Family Table.  Reasonable pricing and never disappointed, but not gourmet.  Downtown area on Mechanic Street.  Have tried Mabe's - What can I say. . .I grew up in the pizza capital of the USA.  Good food, good salad but,

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2022, 01:08:33 PM
Beautiful female on the tree to the right of N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: monarch on June 29, 2022, 04:35:30 PM
I swear this female has to be one of mom's. Some days, to me, she looks just like her, just a tad bit younger!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 29, 2022, 06:43:07 PM
I swear this female has to be one of mom's. Some days, to me, she looks just like her, just a tad bit younger!

monarch - There have been many days that I have thought that same exact thing!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 29, 2022, 07:28:59 PM
Here they are both in the pasture tree near N1, at 4:00 and still at 6:00 PM.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 30, 2022, 04:36:18 AM
Yesterday evening, female in heraldic pose
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 30, 2022, 01:15:31 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Where are Decorah Eagles D36 and D27, Golden Eagles 731 and 733, and FSV44 from Xcel Energy's Fort St. Vrain nest in Platteville, Colorado? Everyone except D36 has headed north to summer in cooler climes, and all of them sent summer vacation postcards!
D27 is currently spending time on an unnamed lake west of Magiss Lake in northwestern Ontario. Her departure was a bit of a surprise to us, since she left so late and stayed so briefly last year. This year looks more like her typical behavior: a departure in May and a summer in and around several large lakes. We have over 423 hits spanning four years in the areas on and between Sandy and Weagamow Lakes: a popular summer vacation spot for bald eagles and humans interested in finding fish!
D36 is spending late June on the Iowa-Minnesota border, flying between Lime Springs, the Niagara Cave area, and Kendallville. We've seen him as far south as Oelwein, Iowa and as far north as Utica, MN, but his range is a lot narrower than D27's. She's currently 594 miles NNW of her natal nest, while he's just 22 miles away.
FSV44 spent last fall up in Montana. This summer, she flew a little farther to Manitoba. I don't have an exact location for her, but it looks like she might be in and around the Nelson River chain of lakes - about 279 miles NNW of D27's summer range! Thanks to Colorado Parks and Wildlife for sharing their data on FSV44, and to Bill Heston for all his work on the tracking project!
GOEA 731, an adult Golden Eagle, is on Madam Daly Lake: an extremely remote region of Nunavut that isn't far from Chantrey Inlet on Tariunnuaq Bay.  I don't know how to tell you about this area: I can't find many names, pictures, cities, or roads. I can tell you that it is rugged and inaccessible except by plane and boat: a place where forest becomes rock, rock becomes water, and water becomes sky. It must be a very special place, since she traveled about 1600 miles north to reach it.
GOEA 733, a subadult Golden Eagle, is about 77 miles north of Churchill, Manitoba - an area I used to think of was remote before learning about Chantrey Inlet! According to Birds of The World, this is a common area for Golden Eagles, although I don't have any information about the breeding population versus the non-breeding population. Off their breeding territories, Golden Eagles are seen most frequently in open habitats with native vegetation. If it holds true that Golden Eagles prefer forested areas for breeding, I suspect that the population here might trend young. While she isn't summering near any of our eagles, she and FSV44 checked in at the same cell tower near Gilman, Manitoba. I have to wonder how many bald and golden eagles fly through the area!
A thousand thanks to the Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their maps, data, and expertise with us, and to Reesa Conrey of Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Bill Heston from Xcel Energy Fort St. Vrain for keeping us up to date on FSV44. Fly high, everyone - and don't forget to write!
To check out the travels of our bald eagles, go to https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/. To learn more about the Golden eagles, go to our Golden Eagle maps page at : https://www.raptorresource.org/.../gol.../golden-eagle-maps/.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on June 30, 2022, 02:04:19 PM
I swear this female has to be one of mom's. Some days, to me, she looks just like her, just a tad bit younger!

monarch - There have been many days that I have thought that same exact thing!
Monarch and Lisa, I also see Mom when I look at the female. We're very fortunate to have this pair hanging around the hatchery and showing great interest in N1. It bodes well for next season. I do miss Mom, who will forever be in my heart, as is Dad Decorah. And the handsome DM2 has been a good mate for mom. I sure do miss them and hope they're doing well. I look forward to someone posting an update soon.

Thanks, T40, for bringing over RRP's FB info. about our travelers!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 30, 2022, 02:54:41 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 30, 2022, 04:11:14 PM
I swear this female has to be one of mom's. Some days, to me, she looks just like her, just a tad bit younger!

monarch - There have been many days that I have thought that same exact thing!
Monarch and Lisa, I also see Mom when I look at the female. We're very fortunate to have this pair hanging around the hatchery and showing great interest in N1. It bodes well for next season. I do miss Mom, who will forever be in my heart, as is Dad Decorah. And the handsome DM2 has been a good mate for mom. I sure do miss them and hope they're doing well. I look forward to someone posting an update soon.

Thanks, T40, for bringing over RRP's FB info. about our travelers!

nan - I plan on taking a ride over to N3, and seeing if I can get a peek at Mom & DM2.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 30, 2022, 04:55:26 PM
A few pics from Decorah today - Beautiful morning sky, Female was doing some nestorations this morning and she flew upstream to get some sticks on top of a dead tree, Male behind a branch on N1, and Female perched in the tree to the right of N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on June 30, 2022, 08:07:56 PM
Lisa, great pics today!
T40, thanks for the updates on D27 and D36 and the rest.  Does RRP have cameras for us to watch at any Golden Eagle nests?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on June 30, 2022, 09:05:35 PM
I swear this female has to be one of mom's. Some days, to me, she looks just like her, just a tad bit younger!

monarch - There have been many days that I have thought that same exact thing!
Monarch and Lisa, I also see Mom when I look at the female. We're very fortunate to have this pair hanging around the hatchery and showing great interest in N1. It bodes well for next season. I do miss Mom, who will forever be in my heart, as is Dad Decorah. And the handsome DM2 has been a good mate for mom. I sure do miss them and hope they're doing well. I look forward to someone posting an update soon.

Thanks, T40, for bringing over RRP's FB info. about our travelers!

nan - I plan on taking a ride over to N3, and seeing if I can get a peek at Mom & DM2.
That would be great, Lisa! I hope you have news to share. Have a wonderful and safe trip to Decorah!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on June 30, 2022, 11:48:24 PM
T40 thank you as usual for the kids ping updates.  8)   :-*

Miss 27 .. loving the get the Summertime Time Canada Groove back on maneuver.   ;D

A Decorah Bald Eagle, from Mom & Dad's loin's from N2B,  doing up BE stuff in the Canadian wild ..

This makes me very happy and smile so hard it gives me cheeks.  :)

To the Eagle Valley gang thank you so very much for sharing her travel data with us !

My 2017 N2B notes:
Egg #1 laid on 2/20/17 @ 7:30 pm
Egg #2 laid on 2/23/17 @ 6:18 pm (2 days, 22 hours, 48 minutes)*
Egg #3 laid on 2/27/17 @ 7:03 pm (4 days, 0 hours, 45 minutes)*

* (Egg -to- Egg)
_____________________________________________________                                       
D26 hatched on 3/31/17 @ 3:05 pm ** (38 days, 19 hours)* 
D27 hatched on 4/01/17 @ 6:59 am ** (36 days, 12 hours)* 
D28 hatched on 4/04/17 @ 6:57 am (35 days, 11 hours, 54 minutes)*

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

D26 fledged on 6/16/17 @ 11:03 am (76 days, 19 hours, 58 minutes)*
D27 fledged on 6/22/17 @ 2:16 pm (82 days, 7 hours, 17 minutes)*
D28 fledged on 6/17/17 @ 6:36 am (76 days, 23 hours, 37 minutes)*

*(Hatch -to- Fledge)
_____________________________________________________

D27 was fitted with a transmitter @ 6:18 am on 08/07/17.
Determined to be a female that weighed 9.48 lbs.

This image always cracks me up. Talon fish on in a turbulent barrel.
2 footers probably wouldn't catch much sportingly here but BE fishing nirvana be here.   8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 01, 2022, 01:18:27 AM
BL - My favorite image, too! Thanks for making my day. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on July 01, 2022, 02:18:21 AM
No thank you for making mine.
Some times eagles roost, some times they fly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYrD2SthaMU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNl13t9ZtmA
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on July 01, 2022, 07:19:30 AM
Did y'all get a gander of the look of N1 this morning.  Our two new house-hunters have been really busy.  Look at all the foundation sticks - almost all their work is missing is the soft stuff and the egglets.  I sure do hope this all works out the way we're planning.   ;D ;D

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 01, 2022, 11:32:08 AM
Hey Puff, Happy July to you, and all the other Decorah watchers and posters, and the camera operators most of all!

After calling from a favorite overnight perch, the New BEs did some big stick work early this morning, for sure.  The male was moving things around on N1 -- watch rewind when he flies to the Y for the black feathers in his tail.  The female was on the nest, then the Y, then she flew upstream and quickly returned with a really long stick, and worked with it on the nest.  No soft material, no egglets.  Maybe they are setting the picnic table for some really big fish on the Fourth of July!   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 01, 2022, 03:55:21 PM
Did y'all get a gander of the look of N1 this morning.  Our two new house-hunters have been really busy.  Look at all the foundation sticks - almost all their work is missing is the soft stuff and the egglets.  I sure do hope this all works out the way we're planning.   ;D ;D

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Puff, that female is stick-go-getter!  ;D 

Here is a screenshot I took this morning of a really long stick she hauled in from upstream.

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 01, 2022, 03:56:49 PM
Hey Puff, Happy July to you, and all the other Decorah watchers and posters, and the camera operators most of all!

After calling from a favorite overnight perch, the New BEs did some big stick work early this morning, for sure.  The male was moving things around on N1 -- watch rewind when he flies to the Y for the black feathers in his tail.  The female was on the nest, then the Y, then she flew upstream and quickly returned with a really long stick, and worked with it on the nest.  No soft material, no egglets.  Maybe they are setting the picnic table for some really big fish on the Fourth of July!   :D

Great pics, STL, and Happy 4th of July to you!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on July 01, 2022, 05:19:47 PM
New Feller is falling asleep perched on branch - Y branch?

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 01, 2022, 05:46:34 PM
Afternoon pics
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 02, 2022, 08:26:57 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Male at the top of the branch behind the leaves, female on the tree to the right of N1, and female flew off upstream and landed on a branch above the creek
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 02, 2022, 03:11:08 PM
Lisa, lovely pics this morning.  Did you catch the GBH in a tree top about 8:00?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 02, 2022, 04:04:46 PM
Lisa, lovely pics this morning.  Did you catch the GBH in a tree top about 8:00?

I did see that.....great catch!!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 03, 2022, 08:36:39 AM
From about 7:00 this morning, the New BE male perched on a snag hanging from the bluffs upstream from N1 and the Y.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 03, 2022, 09:09:36 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Male was perched upstream on the bluff side of the creek, female joined after a while then flew off.  Northern Flicker on N2B trunk on the right closest to cam
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 03, 2022, 11:37:41 AM
Lisa, great pics! I missed the two New BEs.   And the Northern flicker at N2B!  It's markings are kind of fuzzy; guessing that it is a juvenile.  We have them where I live, too.  Apparently they eat mostly ants.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 03, 2022, 12:01:20 PM
Lisa, great pics! I missed the two New BEs.   And the Northern flicker at N2B!  It's markings are kind of fuzzy; guessing that it is a juvenile.  We have them where I live, too.  Apparently they eat mostly ants.

Thanks, STL

When the female BE flew in, she flew in from the left, so maybe she was down past the curve in the creek I am thinking. 

I was thinking the Northern Flicker might be a juvie too.  They sure are pretty.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: IverAndBurl on July 04, 2022, 06:20:16 AM
I'm even embarassed to say it  - Been going to  Decorah since 2011, never stopped at Whippy Dip, even when passing it to go to presentations at Luther.  Have been to Culvers several times.  Ton was a big fan of icecream places.  And, now something new - Leslie's Taco Truck.  Is that at the MacD on Highway 9, by the Fairfield?

Have eaten several times at Family Table.  Reasonable pricing and never disappointed, but not gourmet.  Downtown area on Mechanic Street.  Have tried Mabe's - What can I say. . .I grew up in the pizza capital of the USA.  Good food, good salad but,

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That is our only McD. Lesly is not in the actual McDonald's lot, of course, but often in the large lot behind it that serves HyVee grocery, Goodwill, Fisk's etc. (That lot also is the shortcut to the hatchery.) And the misspelling is intentional. She likes elephants. Check her Facebook page to verify her location. A little spendy except for the tacos, but huge portions.
www.facebook.com/leslystacotrunk (http://www.facebook.com/leslystacotrunk)

Another new food truck is The Albatross. Usually at Dixie's Biergarten (formerly Toppling Goliath) near Luther. Expensive gourmet burgers and pulled pork. Skip the truffle fries,  they are not that much better.

A new drive through coffee shop is on Mill Street, slightly off Short Street, in the same neighborhood as Family Table and Culvers. Mill Street Coffee. Good sandwiches. A little hard to find because it is half a block off the traffic route. Another new coffee drve through is under construction near Culver's. I don't think it will be open. When it does, it might kill off Mill Street.

The other coffee shops (Java John's, Impact, Magpie) have increased food menus over the past few years.

Have you been to Sugar Bowl for classic ice  cream? Water Street downtown. Look for a white balcony over the sidewalk. They also serve the same fare in The Landing, next to Pulpit Rock Brewery, plus grilled cheese.

We like the new Kozi Pie Shop right downtown, approximately across from T-Bocks. Good breakfast. Stuff often sells out. www.kozipieshoppe.com (http://www.kozipieshoppe.com)

We hear you on Mabes and agree. I have learned that their style of pizza is most commonly known as bar pizza. Thin crust, quick to cook and easy to eat. And of course theirs is better than most bars.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on July 04, 2022, 07:50:15 AM
Well, Iver  The descriptions and "authentic" means I'll have to stay 2-3 days longer to try all the goodies.  LOL  Can't do that - Pain-In-The-Ash would scratch me but good when I got back.  From site I get the feeling Lesly isn't always in town or in truck?  Hours?  I use the cut-through a lot to get to hatchery; know the parking lot/area. 

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 04, 2022, 08:39:21 AM
IverandBurl - Thanks for all the food suggestions. 
When I was there as a ATF first timer last year, I really didn't know where to go.  I did try Culver's and Family Table.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 04, 2022, 08:44:26 AM
It's RRP official....it seems our male & female have names!!

Raptor Resource Project
15hrs

Decorah Trout Hatchery Mom looks so beautiful! Welcome, Hatchery Mom (HM) and Hatchery Dad (HD). On July 4th of 1776, the Declaration of Independence was ratified by Congress. Six years later, on June 20 1782, Congress chose the Bald Eagle as the emblem of the United States of America because of its long life, great strength, majestic appearance, and presence in Roman symbology.
We are so happy to see HM and HD, so happy to watch eagles here again, and thrilled that our 4th starter nest has been adopted by eagles! Happy Independence Day to all of our followers around the world. From every mountaintop, river bottom, prairie vista, city park, suburb, garden, balcony, from every cliff, from every phone, from every computer, from where ever you are watching, learning, caring, and sharing, let freedom ring! May you have a heavenly day, now and forever: https://youtu.be/kWzuLAHnGBQ.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 04, 2022, 09:41:41 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - HD testing out the nest, HM on the Y, HD with his breakfish,
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 04, 2022, 10:00:12 AM
I saw that about the new names, Lisa.  I like them.  Interesting, though, that they've abandoned the original naming convention that they came up with in 2019.  Unfortunately, we're stuck with those at Decorah North.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 04, 2022, 10:14:06 AM
I saw that about the new names, Lisa.  I like them.  Interesting, though, that they've abandoned the original naming convention that they came up with in 2019.  Unfortunately, we're stuck with those at Decorah North.

I like the new names too! 

I am guessing if there is ever another male or female that happens to step into the picture they can be HM2 & HD2? 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 04, 2022, 11:42:21 AM
I concur on the new names, and these designations will easily adapt when a new pair comes into the area, as we know they will.  But not for several years, please!!

So for the newbies to the Forum, HD stands for Hatchery Dad, the male.  And HM stands for Hatchery Mom, the female.  Camera operators and in-person visitors and RRP staff may have seen them at the actual hatchery.  And the Dad and Mom labels are just wishes because we don't know if they have ever laid eggs and raised eaglets.  Still, good to have official names.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on July 04, 2022, 12:15:18 PM
I am so happy that the RRP gave that nice young couple their new names. Next season we will have a family to watch. It seems they have already begun nestorations to get
things just the way they like.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 04, 2022, 12:24:43 PM
I concur on the new names, and these designations will easily adapt when a new pair comes into the area, as we know they will.  But not for several years, please!!

So for the newbies to the Forum, HD stands for Hatchery Dad, the male.  And HM stands for Hatchery Mom, the female.  Camera operators and in-person visitors and RRP staff may have seen them at the actual hatchery.  And the Dad and Mom labels are just wishes because we don't know if they have ever laid eggs and raised eaglets.  Still, good to have official names.

Great pics, STL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on July 04, 2022, 12:44:22 PM
Here's an official welcome to HD and HM! :D :D :D Thanks, RRP!
Lisa and STL - I always enjoy and appreciate your pics!
Still waiting for an update/sighting of Mom and DM2.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: IverAndBurl on July 04, 2022, 08:53:07 PM
Well, Iver  The descriptions and "authentic" means I'll have to stay 2-3 days longer to try all the goodies.  LOL  Can't do that - Pain-In-The-Ash would scratch me but good when I got back.  From site I get the feeling Lesly isn't always in town or in truck?  Hours?  I use the cut-through a lot to get to hatchery; know the parking lot/area. 

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Lesly's trunk (a typical food trailer) is usually in that lot Thurs-Sat, late morning until early evening. But she sometimes goes to more lu rative events elsewhere. She does well in Decorah,  though. There is a constant short line. Wait about 5-10 minutes.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on July 04, 2022, 09:00:46 PM
Hatchery Mom and Hatchery Dad  ;D ;D ;D  It is beyond exciting that we might have eaglets again.

Iver--I think I need to make a trip to Decorah just to eat constantly for a few days. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: IverAndBurl on July 05, 2022, 08:35:09 PM
 AngeloLady, here is a larger smörgäsbörd
Iver--I think I need to make a trip to Decorah just to eat constantly for a few days.

Restaurant changes in the past couple of years, off the top of my head.

McCafferty Dolce Vita has become Twin Springs Supper Club. It has been reviewed as the best restaurant in the state.
https://www.twinspringssupperclub.com/ (https://www.twinspringssupperclub.com/)

Ruby's Cafe downtown has become Blazing Star, a vegan restaurant. Ruby's traditional Ronnie's [cinnamon] rolls might be found at HyVee. (Ronnie's was a great cafe decades ago.) Ruby's liver and onions is extinct, sorry. Maybe Blazing Star has a vegan liver substitute?
https://blazingstareats.com/home/about-us/ (https://blazingstareats.com/home/about-us/)

Convergence Ciderworks is a cider microbrewery downtown with a short yet enticing menu.
https://www.convergencecider.com/ (https://www.convergencecider.com/)

Leslys Taco Trunk (she likes elephants) is a Mexican food trailer. She usually parks in the big lot behind McDonalds, across the highway from Culvers, Thursday-Saturday. A bit pricey, but excellent and large portions.
https://m.facebook.com/LeslysTacoTrunk (https://m.facebook.com/LeslysTacoTrunk)

The Albatross is a food truck, gourmet burgers and a couple other choices, usually at Dixies Biergarten near Luther, Thursday-Saturday.
https://m.facebook.com/thealbatrossdecorah/ (https://m.facebook.com/thealbatrossdecorah/)

Impact Coffee has moved to a big beautiful location on the main street, formerly JCPenney. All three walk-in coffee shops (Impact, Java John's,. Magpie) have been expanding their food choices.

More coffee: Mill Street Mocha is on Mill Street just off Short Street. Same neighborhood as Family Table and Culvers. Good pulled pork on ciabata. Another drive thru, name I forget, is under construction on Short Street, don't think it will be open. Starbucks is in HyVee.
https://mill-street-mocha-fast-food-restaurant.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral (https://mill-street-mocha-fast-food-restaurant.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral)

Kozi Pie Shoppe is right in the middle of downtown. Pies, quiches,  breakfast, lunch. They tend to sell out of stuff, so go early.
.http://www.kozipieshoppe.com/ (http://www.kozipieshoppe.com/)

The Landing, near Luther next to Pulpit Rock Brewery, is a nice venue with a few vendors including coffee, ice  cream from the Sugar Bowl downtown,  sandwiches, a juicery owned by local NFL star Josey Jewell, and prepackaged snacks and beverages.
https://www.thelandingmarket.com/ (https://www.thelandingmarket.com/)

301 Eatery with a variety of sandwiches and baked goods, and Beyond the Bar Bakery,  both are downtown and have had stuff that looks tempting, but we have rarely found them open.

High Wide and Handsome had great pizza but odd hours and the worst branding ever. They now are closed.

Lulu and BB's downtown has yummy healthy pet treats and tons of toys and gadgets for your fur babies.

If you stop at Culvers with your dog (anywhere, not only Decorah), ask for a free pupcup.

Reply with what I forgot, or your other food recommendations. Welcome and  bon apetit.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: dskyyksd on July 06, 2022, 12:07:41 AM
Welcome HM and HD.  It's good to have an active eagle nest back in the tree where so many of us first found it many years ago.

Mom fought to stay here alone and finished raising her last brood with Dad after he disappeared, and she waited here for a new mate. 

But time changes everything.  Some eagles tolerate human presence better than others.  I don't think DM2 ever felt as comfortable here as Mom did.  He needed his space, even if it meant giving up the prime fishing spot.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on July 06, 2022, 02:15:40 AM
Couldn't agree any more dskyyksd.

HM and HD need to get use to and are just getting use to "the normal hatchery goings on" ON the Hatchery Grounds and normal 2 footer traffic on the bike path.

A minimum of 400 feet from N1 and N2B with best eagle viewing decorum practices on. Optics.
Fans not love them away      :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on July 06, 2022, 03:24:21 AM
Mom and DM2 moved on.
I kind of like to think this BE wild stuff has happened for thousands of years in this very here valley.
One's privacy is not underrated.

Do You Dear ever get the feeling those 2 footers with shiny glass faces are following you around ? 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 06, 2022, 08:17:17 AM
I am probably cam watching way too much, but so excited to see a new pair!  I have observed that HM & HD seem to tolerate the hatchery traffic pretty well.  The cam operators move the cams around them, and it does not seem to bother them either, from what I have observed.  The only thing that I noticed bothering them, or at least HD is when a lawnmower sounds like it is near.  I have noticed him fly off a few times when one sounds close by.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 06, 2022, 08:20:15 AM
A beautiful morning sky at Decorah, I think its the female.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 06, 2022, 12:53:30 PM
Beautiful pic, Lisa.  I wasn't sure which one either.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 06, 2022, 05:30:59 PM
A few afternoon pics of Hatchery Mom (HM)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 06, 2022, 06:10:45 PM
July 4, 2022: Push me pull you nestorations at N1! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGHH3CHpUL4&ab_channel=RaptorResourceProject
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on July 07, 2022, 08:09:51 AM
Think it's High Def in drama with very large mature juvie who just wants a bite of his fish.
I hear another eagle but don't see it yet.  Cam is sticking with N1 action....  ;) :)

10 minutes later....maybe it's Her Majesty instead of High Def!  Now that she's moved to the Y she looks meaner instead of handsomer!  :) ::) :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 07, 2022, 12:24:58 PM
eburg, I get confused with who is which also!!  My pics say HD (Hatchery Dad), and I expect the experts will sort it out, or watching the video or rewind.  Anyhow, was fun to see a visitor and to guess who it might be.  No banding, no transmitter, just a hungry juvenile looking to steal a fish. Experts can tell us if it's a juvie from this year or last year.

HD kept the fish and finally finished it on N1.  Bonus -- this eagle is about to molt a big wing feather on the left side.

Lotsa pics, several batches.  Thanks to the cam ops; you are the best!   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 07, 2022, 12:26:46 PM
Here's the visitor.  It stayed in the pasture branches for quite a while.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 07, 2022, 12:31:07 PM
HD finished the fish on N1, then back and forth from there to the Y a couple times before flying away upstream.

Experts will tell us which wing feather is the loose one.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 07, 2022, 12:37:43 PM
This morning HM & HD were in their usual morning spots.  HM perched on the tree to the right of N1, and HD on the branch above N1 among the leaves.  HM flew off to the left after a while, but HD stayed and did some fishing. We saw HD with a fish on the tree to the right of N1, and a beautiful sub-adult perched there also. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 07, 2022, 12:38:34 PM
HD with his wonky feather
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 07, 2022, 12:40:07 PM
HD finished the fish on N1, then back and forth from there to the Y a couple times before flying away upstream.

Experts will tell us which wing feather is the loose one.

Great pics, STL!

I have noticed that HD has a few missing feathers from his tail too. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 07, 2022, 12:41:28 PM
Think it's High Def in drama with very large mature juvie who just wants a bite of his fish.
I hear another eagle but don't see it yet.  Cam is sticking with N1 action....  ;) :)

10 minutes later....maybe it's Her Majesty instead of High Def!  Now that she's moved to the Y she looks meaner instead of handsomer!  :) ::) :o

Her Majesty and High Def  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 07, 2022, 01:37:45 PM
Lisa - Thank you for all the pix! That last one of the SA near HD really threw me for a loop. I think I'm finally done wondering if the SA is one of "ours" or if HD/HM are one of "ours" or why Mom and DM2 aren't "ours" anymore. Eagles be eagles and are as mystifying and as grand as they ever were to me. (<--- Insert every emoji available.)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 07, 2022, 02:37:08 PM
Lisa - Thank you for all the pix! That last one of the SA near HD really threw me for a loop. I think I'm finally done wondering if the SA is one of "ours" or if HD/HM are one of "ours" or why Mom and DM2 aren't "ours" anymore. Eagles be eagles and are as mystifying and as grand as they ever were to me. (<--- Insert every emoji available.)

 ;D You're welcome, T40

This is kinda like who's on first...LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 07, 2022, 07:30:08 PM
Lisa, about HD's molting feathers -- I was thinking his tail looked a little ragged, too.  Wonder if the black on those feathers will be gone soon.

Pic of both HD and HM near N1 as it gets toward evening.

Who's on first, indeed, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on July 07, 2022, 10:00:12 PM
Who knew?
HD or HM perched for the night.  And even though they can't be seen in the dark, he/she is holding a heraldic pose!   ???
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: IverAndBurl on July 08, 2022, 11:25:23 AM
Annual warning about wild parsnip, which is abundant all around Decorah. It causes painful blisters and scarring that lasts for years.

description and photos here (http://description and photos here)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: IverAndBurl on July 08, 2022, 11:26:47 AM
Also in Decorah during AtF.
http://www.winneshiekcountyfair.org/ (http://www.winneshiekcountyfair.org/)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 08, 2022, 01:57:28 PM
Decorah Eagles 7-8-22 Hatchery area tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ACexGgJEnQ&ab_channel=tulsaducati
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 08, 2022, 02:27:16 PM
T40 - Thanks for the video from Tulsa

IverandBurl - Thanks for all the info, much appreciated.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: IverAndBurl on July 09, 2022, 06:13:25 PM
Restaurant changes in the past couple of years, off the top of my head.

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301 Eatery with a variety of sandwiches and baked goods, and Beyond the Bar Bakery,  both are downtown and have had stuff that looks tempting, but we have rarely found them open.
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Correction: 301 Eatery is gone, replaced this month by Water Street Deli. They have a Facebook page.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: tulsaducati on July 09, 2022, 06:27:07 PM
thanks so much Scott & Becky for the update on the restaurants!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 10, 2022, 10:22:12 AM
No eagles on view this morning, but there was a hawk perched on a light housing near the Hatchery kiosk entrance, about 6:00.  Not sure of the species, no really closeup view.  Anybody have an ID?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 10, 2022, 10:42:08 AM
STL - That was an osprey near the raceways this morning.  There was one last year around the area too, as we seen one fishing when I attended ATF. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 10, 2022, 10:54:28 AM
Thanks for the ID, Lisa.   I first guessed osprey, but I thought they were more black/gray and white.  Logical place for ospreys, since they eat almost exclusively fish.

I'm sending you a PM -- no rush to answer.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on July 10, 2022, 03:13:15 PM
T40 - I remember being so sad when I read Silent Spring as a young adult. Now, decades later, I would have to replace "alter" with "permanently damage". R. Carson is weeping somewhere with many of us.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: IverAndBurl on July 11, 2022, 08:37:28 AM
Restaurant changes in the past couple of years, off the top of my head.

... ... ...
301 Eatery with a variety of sandwiches and baked goods, and Beyond the Bar Bakery,  both are downtown and have had stuff that looks tempting, but we have rarely found them open.
... ... ...
Correction: 301 Eatery is gone, replaced this month by Water Street Deli. They have a Facebook page.

Two more came to mind:

Stone Hearth Inn,  behind Super 8 and Quality Inn motels, is closed.

Old Armory BBQ has moved to a new location across the bridge from Whippy Dip.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 11, 2022, 11:07:38 AM
Sounds like ATF plans and eateries are all lined up for this weekend!

Beautiful dawn for the HD and HM pair. One was on N1, I think HD, but no pic. It's probably HD on the Y in the dawn pic.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 13, 2022, 11:45:52 AM
Couple morning views the day before ATF.  Hope you-all have a beautiful time.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 13, 2022, 01:25:02 PM
A few pics fromDecorah since I have been here yesterday - took a ride to see N3, the Osprey eating a fish on a pole near the raceways, a view of HM from the bridge on Siewers spring Rd., and a pic of the full moon from my cabin
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on July 13, 2022, 04:41:46 PM
LISA, N3 looks so lonely without mom and DM2.  :'( I bet it is strange sitting at the hatchery and not seeing mom in the maple tree.  Remind me what you are calling the raceway.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: tsk34 on July 13, 2022, 06:04:04 PM
Thanks for the pictures LISA  Wonder what happened to Mom Decorah - Kind of sad.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 13, 2022, 08:01:17 PM
Lisa, thanks for the on-site pics!  Oh, the adventures you will have this weekend.    ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 14, 2022, 10:18:32 AM
Early risers at ATF might have seen the full moon setting behind the hatchery pine trees.  Here's a pic if you missed it.  And one of the new pair on one of their favorite overnight branches. 

I'm looking for the live-stream events schedule, and will be watching as much as possible.  Please wave if you get on camera!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on July 14, 2022, 06:36:39 PM
Hi Lisa.
Many thanks for the photos from Decorah.  Gee, N3 looks so and lonesome w/o  Decorah Mom and DM2 .  Not the same with out  them.  *sigh*  Glad someone got to see the Buck Moon.  ;)  We had clear skies but not in right place. Thank you for the photo.

Take care and SEDS
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on July 14, 2022, 06:40:18 PM
Welcome HM and HD.  It's good to have an active eagle nest back in the tree where so many of us first found it many years ago.

Mom fought to stay here alone and finished raising her last brood with Dad after he disappeared, and she waited here for a new mate. 

But time changes everything.  Some eagles tolerate human presence better than others.  I don't think DM2 ever felt as comfortable here as Mom did.  He needed his space, even if it meant giving up the prime fishing spot.

I think so too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on July 14, 2022, 06:44:06 PM
I've been popping in and out to see what's happening.  But not posting.
So, many thanks to STLbf, T-40, eburg and all.

I am late with this...Welcome HM and HD.  Looking forward to many seasons with this lovely pair. I like the names, too.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Lani on July 15, 2022, 07:28:34 AM

Good morning Lisa, thanks for the on-site pics. Decorah Mom's nest looks lonely and yet it dominates the sky.
I wonder where she and DM2 went and why.  :'(  I'll keep the memories of her, Decorah Dad and DM2 and their eaglets close in my heart.
Have a great time with Puff, Oldguy and All!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 15, 2022, 08:47:13 AM
Lani - Thanks, I  am having a great time.

Phyl - I will post some pics when I get home. The internet at the cabin is not so great, and not so great for posting pics.   :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 15, 2022, 11:58:14 AM
Lisa - Thanks so much for the pictures and for thinking of us left-behinders. ;D You're living the dream for us. Have a great time!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on July 15, 2022, 12:27:28 PM
Lani - Thanks, I  am having a great time.

Phyl - I will post some pics when I get home. The internet at the cabin is not so great, and not so great for posting pics.   :(

I know.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 15, 2022, 02:24:49 PM
Whee! The ATF attendees are having the face-to-RRP experience, even with the big rain.  We watchers are enjoying the virtual version.

One pic of HD or HM in a tree upstream from N1 about 11:00 this morning.  From the size, I'm guessing HM.  She flew off, then passed by the Y and out of sight.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 15, 2022, 05:21:55 PM
T40, you’re welcome.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on July 15, 2022, 05:22:26 PM
STL, did you watch the thunder/lightning storm that LISA talked about.  Sounds like one of the eagles in the audio?  Your picture looks like HM is suspended in mid-air.  LOL
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 16, 2022, 09:40:34 AM
Jaspurr, no I didn't watch the storm.  HM was perched on a dead limb that doesn't show up in the pic -- cool, huh?

I did watch a short section of "live at the Hatchery" after the morning rain.  Kind of hard to hear the audio part.

Two ospreys near the Retention Pond this morning, 7:00 to 9:00. One is much darker than the other. Age, sex difference or just the light.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on July 16, 2022, 10:50:48 AM
Is there a link to any of the ATF festivities? TIA
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on July 16, 2022, 01:16:08 PM
STL, the ospreys are relatively new.  I don't remember seeing ospreys on my trips to Decorah in previous years.  Maybe since mom is gone they feel more comfortable hanging out around the hatcher.y  Will RRP be building an Osprey platform?  LOL. I think they are just as much fun to watch as the BE's.  I can envision them hovering over the retention pond and catching fish.  Ospreys and BE's live in close proximity on the Potomac in VA and maybe the new pair of BE's won't mind sharing a little space with them.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 16, 2022, 02:06:11 PM
Good observations and questions about the ospreys, jaspurr.  There have been ospreys in other years at Decorah, and also at the North nest creek trees.  You could scroll back through the archive years to find forum posts with pics.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 16, 2022, 02:55:51 PM
 :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on July 16, 2022, 03:42:50 PM
Aw, thanks, T40.  :'( :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on July 16, 2022, 05:29:01 PM
I will take your word for it STL.  I just didn't recall anyone talking about ospreys during my trips to the ATF.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 17, 2022, 03:48:01 PM
When Brian was giving the Hatchery tour on Friday (I think it was Friday) he mentioned the Osprey that's been hanging around.  He said that in the beginning Mom and Dad used to chase any visiting Osprey away from the Hatchery, but that in later years they weren't as vigilant and didn't bother chasing them.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on July 17, 2022, 06:33:05 PM
:-*

FYI - That is Kay from SOAR holding Mr. Decorah at Velders Auditorium building at Luther College.

Had a nice few days - we have to get more of you to join the crowd!

P

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 17, 2022, 08:00:23 PM
D20, a/k/a Ambassador Decorah, is now 8 years old. I haven't seen him (virtually) for a few years now and was really impressed with how well he was doing. He was pretty frisky and could use his right wing to flap himself up to that arched perch and get back down just as easily. He even hopped into the pool for a drink. I bet he can be rowdy at dinner time!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 17, 2022, 08:21:58 PM
T40 - Mr Decorah looked really good!

I asked Kay before the program started if he socializes with the other eagles, and she said that he and another eagle named Thora stay together. Thora is blind.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 17, 2022, 08:51:39 PM
:-*

FYI - That is Kay from SOAR holding Mr. Decorah at Velders Auditorium building at Luther College.

Had a nice few days - we have to get more of you to join the crowd!

P

Puff - It was good to see and talk to you again. I hope you made it home safely.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on July 18, 2022, 10:34:33 AM
Thanks for the pic of Mr. Decorah, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 18, 2022, 03:52:34 PM
One of the new Decorahs landed on the Y about 2:00 and still there at 3:45.  Looks kinda scruffy from bugs under the chin.  Not sure which it is.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 18, 2022, 05:18:27 PM
From RRP:

Your Questions, Answered: Mom, Dad, DM2, HD, HM, the nests, and the territories! - https://www.raptorresource.org/2022/07/18/your-questions-answered-mom-dad-dm2-hd-hm-the-nests-and-the-territories/?fbclid=IwAR0lz7apHgw-3_cqVyM_4YlLX4UMLQ6q-kthK_C7uP0OUVhX37HTmRp0r-U
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 18, 2022, 07:36:10 PM
T40, thanks so much for posting the RRP blog here.  It's a concise and practical explanation of names and circumstances.  I think I'll print it for my bulletin board!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on July 19, 2022, 02:58:34 AM
NIGHT CHATTER
July 19, 2022
Both eagles perched very close together.  BEAUTIFUL.   :)
Just before 3 am both eagles began calling together.  I have no idea why.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 19, 2022, 12:12:06 PM
Shep, here's a pic of HD and HM together on their pasture branch during the night, and one just before sunrise. Love the chatter between pairs of eagle mates.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on July 19, 2022, 01:49:28 PM
They have claimed this territory.
Very nice pair
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 19, 2022, 06:51:20 PM
I took over 500 pics at ATF, but I will share a few of my favorites in multiple posts.  I hope you all don't mind.  :)

First set is of the osprey that was seen around the hatchery.  It was soaring around, landed in the trees West of the raceways, and on a pole on the North end of the raceways and ate its fish.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 19, 2022, 06:54:16 PM
Hatchery Mom, Hatchery Dad, HM & HD perched in the tree to the right of N1, and HM & HD perched together one foggy morning.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 19, 2022, 07:04:32 PM
Hatchery Dad perched upstream (took these pics from the bridge on Trout Run Rd.), Hatchery Mom, and a RWBB & Green Heron on top of M2.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: MNLindaBird on July 19, 2022, 08:39:26 PM
LisaG1967 - Was nice to see you again at the ATF.  Wish there had been more time for chatting.  I think you drive one of the greatest distances to attend and it's always so good to see you back in the Forum to know that you arrived safely to your destination  :-*  The Osprey was a special treat and your photos are beautiful, as always.  I look forward to seeing any of your "favorite" ATF photos you may wish to share  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Phyl on July 20, 2022, 02:03:09 AM
Lisa   :o  500 photos...I can easly believe it.   These are great!  Many thanks for snapping and sharing.  ;)    Why don't you start a thread with nothing but postings of your lot of photos  taken at this years ATF.  You could call the thread, " Highlights of the 2022 Decorah Eagles ATF"  or some such.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 20, 2022, 08:29:15 AM
Lisa   :o  500 photos...I can easly believe it.   These are great!  Many thanks for snapping and sharing.  ;)    Why don't you start a thread with nothing but postings of your lot of photos  taken at this years ATF.  You could call the thread, " Highlights of the 2022 Decorah Eagles ATF"  or some such.  ;)

Thanks, Phyl  :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 20, 2022, 08:30:34 AM
LisaG1967 - Was nice to see you again at the ATF.  Wish there had been more time for chatting.  I think you drive one of the greatest distances to attend and it's always so good to see you back in the Forum to know that you arrived safely to your destination  :-*  The Osprey was a special treat and your photos are beautiful, as always.  I look forward to seeing any of your "favorite" ATF photos you may wish to share  :)

Linda, it was good to see you, and your beautiful pup again this year.  I hope you made it back home safely, too. 

Yes, the Osprey was a special treat to see, and thanks for the kind words on my pics.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: monarch on July 20, 2022, 08:36:26 AM
what is going on at n1 last night and this am? is there yet another eagle?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 20, 2022, 09:02:57 AM
what is going on at n1 last night and this am? is there yet another eagle?

monarch - I am so glad you said that, cause that did not look like Hatchery Dad this morning!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: monarch on July 20, 2022, 09:07:28 AM
what is going on at n1 last night and this am? is there yet another eagle?

monarch - I am so glad you said that, cause that did not look like Hatchery Dad this morning!

no it did not! last night i first thought it could be dm2, but this am on cam close ups, there is no 4 o'clock dot on his left eye, so i ruled that out and i think hm was not having this intruder and chased him off but he came right back!

hm sounded so much like mom this am, i caught myself hoping they were back, but no  :(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on July 20, 2022, 09:29:41 AM
what is going on at n1 last night and this am? is there yet another eagle?

monarch - I am so glad you said that, cause that did not look like Hatchery Dad this morning!

Agree with both of you - Looked a bit scruffy.  Let's see if she (?) comes back today/tonight.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 20, 2022, 10:28:09 AM
what is going on at n1 last night and this am? is there yet another eagle?

monarch - I am so glad you said that, cause that did not look like Hatchery Dad this morning!

no it did not! last night i first thought it could be dm2, but this am on cam close ups, there is no 4 o'clock dot on his left eye, so i ruled that out and i think hm was not having this intruder and chased him off but he came right back!

hm sounded so much like mom this am, i caught myself hoping they were back, but no  :(

Yes, HM seemed a lil bothered by the interloper, but tolerated it after a bit.  I wonder where HD is?!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on July 20, 2022, 10:40:36 AM
Fun to see your beautiful pictures, Lisa. Thanks!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 20, 2022, 11:04:51 AM
Fun to see your beautiful pictures, Lisa. Thanks!

YW, nan, and thanks for the kind words!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 20, 2022, 11:33:31 AM
Lisa, good to know you are back home safely, and posting some beautiful pics, and new views!

I'm wondering about the eagles at N1 and the Y this morning.  Could be a different male, or a different pair??!!??  I'm not at all confident about recognizing HD and HM yet.  Plus they often look scruffy this time of year because of the blackflies.  These look like they had a dust bath. 

They did multiple comings and goings, so I'll post some pics with "generic" labels until we get confirmation about who is who. Times are very approximate because I was using the rewind.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 20, 2022, 11:37:05 AM
More pics of early morning eagles   ???
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 20, 2022, 11:41:29 AM
Lisa, good to know you are back home safely, and posting some beautiful pics, and new views!

I'm wondering about the eagles at N1 and the Y this morning.  Could be a different male, or a different pair??!!??  I'm not at all confident about recognizing HD and HM yet.  Plus they often look scruffy this time of year because of the blackflies.  These look like they had a dust bath. 

They did multiple comings and goings, so I'll post some pics with "generic" labels until we get confirmation about who is who. Times are very approximate because I was using the rewind.

STL
- Definitely an interloper this morning, as just about 30 minutes ago on rewind the interloper was on the Y.  You could hear HD vocals in the background, and the interloper was looking around.  Sounded like both HM & HD flew above the cams, and the interloper flew out.  That was HM with the interloper this morning on N1 and the Y.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on July 20, 2022, 11:49:12 AM
T40, thank you so much for that link to RRP's history lesson. I have saved it in faves for November, when things traditionally start happening at nests. There will probably be updates before that, and my little brain can hold only so much.  I wonder what Mom and DM2 will do for a nest since the Walmart one (N3) is in a dying tree. With no eaglets, they might realize that it is "unlucky".
Lisa, you have a huge project ahead of you, and I thank you in advance for all your hard work.
Is there a link to any of the festivities at ATF?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 20, 2022, 11:55:28 AM
A few morning pics from Decorah of the interloper
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52227994877_b9fa65b59b_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52229007058_003f55b4f4_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52229481795_8e4c947287_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52227994942_c9c2511550_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 20, 2022, 11:58:40 AM
T40, thank you so much for that link to RRP's history lesson. I have saved it in faves for November, when things traditionally start happening at nests. There will probably be updates before that, and my little brain can hold only so much.  I wonder what Mom and DM2 will do for a nest since the Walmart one (N3) is in a dying tree. With no eaglets, they might realize that it is "unlucky".
Lisa, you have a huge project ahead of you, and I thank you in advance for all your hard work.
Is there a link to any of the festivities at ATF?

lil - I thought John had recorded some of the events that took place at ATF.  I know the hatchery tour was recorded, cause my hubby watched it live.  I am not sure about the others. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 20, 2022, 12:44:38 PM
From RRP's FB page:

Where are eagles D27 and D36?

D27 is a five year old eagle who hatched at N2B in Decorah in 2017. She is the offspring of Mom and Dad. D36 is a two-year old eagle who hatched at N2B in Decorah in 2020. He is the offspring of Mom and DM2. Thanks so much for the airmail, eagles!
D27: Summering in Canada

Far-flung traveler D27 is beating the heat up in Canada this summer. She headed north on May 22 - a lot earlier than she left last year - and spent all of June and the first seven days of July wandering around her usual summering grounds in northwestern Ontario. She's sent 971 postcards from the region since 2018, so we were surprised when she decided to chart a new course north toward Hudson's Bay. As of July 19, she was just south of Wapusk National Park, about 873 miles northwest of her natal nest.

Until now, D27 has summered in Canada's Boreal Shield: a place of seemingly endless spruce, balsam fir, and jack pine forests, granite outcroppings, and blue northern lakes. But her latest flight has carried her over the Hudson's Bay Ecoregion - a flat, waterlogged landscape that provides an ideal summer home for millions of migratory birds, including many of the ducks, plovers, sandpipers, geese, and swans we see migrating through the Mississippi Flyway. This is the farthest north that any of our Bald Eagles have flown and we're very excited to see where she might go next!

D36: Iowa Staycation

While D27 is in Canada, D36 is taking an Iowa staycation as he drifts from Spillville to Ridgeway and back again. He's currently about 12 miles northwest of his natal nest near Cardinal Marsh State Wildlife Area, a 1200-acre eagle vacation paradise of hardwood timber, native prairie, marshes, and a winding river filled with fish. We're eagerly awaiting a report from John, who tracked him and took photos on Sunday morning. As Brett pointed out, this is the first time we've seen D36 since he left his natal area back in 2020. While we wait for John's report, here's a look at D36 on August 17, 2020 - one of the last times we saw him: https://youtu.be/YTwHVjfx6z8

As always, a thousand thousand thanks to Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their data, maps, and expertise with us. To explore the travels of any of the eagles we've tracked, visit our interactive maps at https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/.

Additional Links
Boreal Shield: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boreal_Shield_Ecozone_(CEC)...
Hudson Plains: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_Plains_Ecoregion
Canada's Ecozones: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/.../forest-classification/13179
Cardinal Marsh WMA bird sightings at eBird (Hi, Paul Skrade!): https://ebird.org/hotspot/L725514
Photo credit Garth Lenz via The Narwhal: https://thenarwhal.ca/ring-of-fire-ontario-peatlands.../

(https://scontent.fapa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/295019936_414483914042295_8780124305206238373_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=E1o2HXdFG9IAX8islD8&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-1.fna&oh=00_AT-d_PgM9mUz3qcMYhnZhvWrxGPLWm17C-66Bpm3Q6mYuA&oe=62DC4947)
Welcome to the Hudson Plains! Earth and water melt into one another in this vast, waterlogged landscape that provides an ideal summer home for millions of migratory birds, including many of the ducks, plovers, sandpipers, geese, and swans we see migrating through the Mississippi Flyway. This is the farthest north that any of our Bald Eagles have flown and we’re very excited to see where she might go next!
Photo credit Garth Lenz via The Narwhal: https://thenarwhal.ca/ring-of-fire-ontario-peatlands.../.

(https://scontent.fapa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/294606880_414494097374610_3422714570215471351_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=Oxvpx1U78GoAX_5v1kd&tn=D5GA4jd6ZoBoJbV5&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-2.fna&oh=00_AT_8mGEX2V9_9hUa2i-013tpbRvNGSna_D7N3jb0xhU5Xw&oe=62DE0638)
August 17, 2020: D36 in the nest. This was one of the last times we saw him.

(https://scontent.fapa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/294975202_414483484042338_5739183489074511418_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=RfAmNCO2nFQAX_mZX-M&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-2.fna&oh=00_AT8lbFYo3a4O-Yv6e8-cPsBxbyHWgatptzDiMMejwVnSYQ&oe=62DD64BE)
Canada's ecozones. D27 was hanging out primarily in the boreal shield (the darker green zone that is Canada's largest ecoregion). She's moved north to the Hudson plains. I'm always amazed by the different ecosystems that the birds we watch travel through. I wrote a little more about that here: https://www.raptorresource.org/.../four-migration.../.

(https://scontent.fapa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/295087111_414483860708967_5717410950002467657_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=Z5RHlpccK2QAX9wqES7&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-2.fna&oh=00_AT8hUK2-A2mTPa1RF7YkAO1ZdZkCn4aQJdLrvsr0qXq2Kw&oe=62DC616C)
This map shows D27's favorite summering spots. While she wanders a bit, she has definite preferences. Note D1's locations over by Hudson Bay. You can drill into this map by going to https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/ and clicking the 'Cluster Maps' link.

(https://scontent.fapa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/294810848_414486234042063_6402469463907881053_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=w42iDykNpBMAX_4us4Y&tn=D5GA4jd6ZoBoJbV5&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-1.fna&oh=00_AT-2W7MYPlNQpjz0MxWZEjH5T7ZxGA7P4DHLphUo_UfBEA&oe=62DCCBE2)
D27's typical summer range. She's flown to western Ontario every summer since 2018, although she left quite late last year and didn't stay very long.

(https://scontent.fapa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/294991431_414484017375618_2708570232821036302_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=CzlMP6decXYAX8_g8bM&_nc_ht=scontent.fapa1-2.fna&oh=00_AT8dtf6f1KXFayWc0-QB94-zgJDbsWt_1DwvxyUtM5-wQg&oe=62DD9CEB)
July 19, 2022: D27's Map. She is currently the farthest north that any of our bald eagles has ever traveled.

(I couldn't get D36's map to show up here in the text box, so it's attached below.)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on July 20, 2022, 01:01:54 PM
Interesting data on the eagles!  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 20, 2022, 01:08:37 PM
jaspurr - Thank you so much for the screengrabs of Lisa! And thank you to the incredible cam op for this astounding shot! :-*
Lisa - The River Boat Queen!! I waved back. :o :-*

(https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2781.0;attach=569874;image)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 20, 2022, 01:51:08 PM
T40 - I was a waving fool!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 20, 2022, 02:51:22 PM
I'm pretty sure there's no snow cover this time of year at the northernmost spot D27 chose. ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on July 20, 2022, 02:54:17 PM
T40, thanks for posting all that great information on D27 and D36. I'm so glad the postcards keep coming! Wow, D27 has flown farther than D1!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 20, 2022, 03:04:35 PM
 :-*
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 20, 2022, 03:16:06 PM
nan - Can't help but think Bob is smiling at another arctic eagle from Iowa! ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 20, 2022, 04:05:26 PM
Wonderful stuff today in this Forum!  The transmittered eagles teach us so much about where they choose to live.  Love that D36 is close to Decorah this summer.  And D27 is the long-range traveler champion.

Lisa, I too hope you will start a separate thread for your pictures from ATF.  As the weeks go on, we can enjoy them in one spot and not have to scroll farther and farther back through the DNN section. 

Thanks for the confirmation that there was an interloper at N1 and the Y today.  The mated pairs get more tolerant of visitors as the breeding season wanes.  Possibly more so because HM and HD did not have any eaglets to raise this year.  The plot thickens.   ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 20, 2022, 05:32:14 PM
T40 - Thanks for the update on our traveling D's  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: oldguy on July 20, 2022, 06:46:43 PM
Hello Decorah Eagle fans

I posted 8 photos today from ATF in the Beak Room

Enjoy
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on July 20, 2022, 08:14:05 PM
nan - Can't help but think Bob is smiling at another arctic eagle from Iowa! ;)
I agree, T40! Nice thought!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on July 20, 2022, 11:20:15 PM
T40 how awesome of you to pull all of that RRP info forward and share it here on the DE 22 thread so succinctly.   8) 

I'm a grinning from ear to ear along with Bob, Brett and all of the DE/ RRP fans all around the world this steaming hot July evening.  ;D

Knowing that our girl D27 from Decorah, IA 52N2B is the Northern Most tracked Decorah Bald Eagle yet ..

Heck she's in Manitoba already heading for the shores of SW Hudson Bay  ..
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on July 21, 2022, 04:45:13 AM
July 21, 2022  Lightning
4.30 am  I see eagle tails on cam and hear them vocalizing.

Several days ago I mentioned our pair vocalizing during the night to another eagle - someone posted - a scruffy one.

So will our pair chase Scruffy away?  Hope so

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on July 21, 2022, 06:32:45 AM
Hello Decorah Eagle fans

I posted 8 photos today from ATF in the Beak Room

Enjoy
Thanks for the heads up. Your ATF pics are great! Nice of you to add the text info.:)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on July 21, 2022, 11:41:37 AM
old guy - Thanks for your photos in the Beak Room. I especially liked the one of HM and the red-winged black bird.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 21, 2022, 12:12:09 PM
Old Guy -- thanks for the pics posted in the Beak Room, and for the extra text!

Looks like the creek is still running pretty full and muddy today.  Makes fishing difficult, so maybe the eagles have gone elsewhere for breakfish & lunch.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: PeepSpy on July 21, 2022, 02:19:31 PM
Lisa, are you going to build an album with your photos? some are probably close to professional level!  :D 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 21, 2022, 02:54:51 PM
Lisa, are you going to build an album with your photos? some are probably close to professional level!  :D 8)

Peep - I might.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: MNLindaBird on July 21, 2022, 05:26:19 PM
Just got caught up on the past three screens of new info and photos.  Love the tracking updates.  Nice to learn that there is a new adult hanging around, and any confusion I may have experienced has already been solved/recognized.  As we learn how many possible offspring seem to return to the natal nest at some point (like the "intruder" that helped protect Decorah eaglets, and mom let it, after Decorah dad disappeared in 2018), it makes me wonder if we are sometimes seeing the presence/visit of a mature offspring produced from one of the hatchery nests in past years.  Some of the "intruders" seem to have an attitude of comfort and familiarity in the area.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 21, 2022, 05:45:57 PM
Beautiful morning sunrise, Hatchery Dad on a favorite morning perch, and Hatchery Mom on N1 this afternoon
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52232503035_1c22afc1b7_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52232503050_2fe297d0bf_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52232542444_439755b0f0_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52232542454_3431d81935_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on July 22, 2022, 04:02:13 AM
Mom n Dad eh
We dont know there age, maybe they were never parents yet.
But lookin for eggs and juvies 2023   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2022, 07:21:56 AM
Mom n Dad eh
We dont know there age, maybe they were never parents yet.
But lookin for eggs and juvies 2023   :D

As John said at the ATF event, if you aren't comfortable calling them Mom & Dad yet, you can call them Hatchery Miss (HM) and Hatchery Dude (HD) until they become a Mom and Dad.  :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on July 22, 2022, 07:35:35 AM
I am DELIGHTED to simply call them Mom and Dad!
I wanted to name them!
I guess I was just teasing

Cam op panned some AWESOME scenery this morning!

 Dad tweeted -
HAPPY FLYDAY!

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2022, 07:49:14 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - HD perched in his morning spot, HM perched in her morning spot, and HM flew out to the left,
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52233417276_9e7e71e034_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52232423757_fba439ee8f_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52233898870_026ede0883_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 22, 2022, 11:17:30 AM
Personally (I know! Nobody asked! ;)), HM and HD are gonna have to do for me, because the "names" of "Mom" and "Dad" are already taken.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 22, 2022, 11:42:58 AM
I'm with you, T40 about not calling the new ones Mom or Dad. But I'm OK with HD and HM, and the longer versions of those new names.

So which hanging branch is the one that HD seems to like early in the mornings? The one where we can see his body but not his head!

Cam ops found a sparrow for us to identify, about 7:00 AM on the rewind.

And an adult BE on the Y, closeup at 11:30, but is it HM or HD or the interloper again??   ???
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2022, 11:57:17 AM
I'm with you, T40 about not calling the new ones Mom or Dad. But I'm OK with HD and HM, and the longer versions of those new names.

So which hanging branch is the one that HD seems to like early in the mornings? The one where we can see his body but not his head!

Cam ops found a sparrow for us to identify, about 7:00 AM on the rewind.

And an adult BE on the Y, closeup at 11:30, but is it HM or HD or the interloper again??   ???

It is HM on the Y, STL, she is a beauty!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2022, 12:01:17 PM
Some afternoon close-ups of HM on the Y, with a very big crop!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52233898043_9c27d76514_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52233898518_0a9d02e888_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52234372940_eea5ae35d3_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2022, 12:03:40 PM
HM's talons and tail feathers, and also preening
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52233892296_d7ea56fd0f_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52234166884_85965fe9b2_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52233893021_bc45eb2e29_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52232899952_7a2afb466a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on July 22, 2022, 02:29:36 PM
Here are a few maps of our wandering eagles past and present.
1st map is where D36 has been so far this year.
2nd map is D27's summer flight up into Ontario this year and D1's (The Diva) flight up to Polar Bear Provincial Park in 2012.
3rd map depicts the same just zoomed in with Lat/Lon lines. Each degree of Latitude = about 69 Miles.

The northern most ping from the Diva that I could could find was 55.0850° N on 06/24/13.
That's about 915 miles if an eagle flew in a straight line from N2B.

The northern most ping from D27 (so far this year) is 55.8748° N on 07/18/22.
That's about 873 miles if an eagle flew in a straight line from N2B.

What drew D27 & the Diva to different sides of way Northern Ontario?
I don't know, but I sure wish I could ask them both.  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on July 22, 2022, 02:32:39 PM
Love the morning pictures LISA.  The first picture looks like snow.

T40, agree. We know who Mom and Dad are.  ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2022, 03:07:44 PM
Love the morning pictures LISA.  The first picture looks like snow.

T40, agree. We know who Mom and Dad are.  ;)

Thanks, jaspurr
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2022, 03:09:42 PM
HD joined HM on the Y this afternoon. 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52234735490_6bdb05edd7_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52234254276_c7eb8451fe_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52233264852_f7a6ff9a95_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: MNLindaBird on July 22, 2022, 03:09:43 PM
Catching up again and just saw Lisa's terrific wave from the LaCrosse Queen.  Great synchronization Lisa, Jazpurr and cam op!!  Pretty cool photo :)  Looks as if it was a nice outing on a beautiful day.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 22, 2022, 04:53:56 PM
Lisa, looks like we took mostly the same pics this afternoon!  Wasn't that three-eyed stare something? 

Great to see HM and HD spend the afternoon together.  Maybe they will decide to get their talons painted neon pink to match.   ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 22, 2022, 05:45:04 PM
BL - Excellent maps and detective work, as usual! I knew Polar Bear Park was an Important Bird Area (The Diva was their most important bird, of course) but D27 seems to have her eyes on the Fort Severn IBA.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 22, 2022, 05:51:39 PM
Lisa, looks like we took mostly the same pics this afternoon!  Wasn't that three-eyed stare something? 

Great to see HM and HD spend the afternoon together.  Maybe they will decide to get their talons painted neon pink to match.   ;D

Loved the three-eyed stare.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on July 22, 2022, 11:43:07 PM
- One more from the road (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oZYuun8LAE&list=PLgUklsPQ_4tr-YhZaKAXoCxDvRqm-RLdF&index=1) -
Nothing but kudos to The Eagle Valley Crew And RRP for pushing it all forward to us.  :-*
You've done a righteous deed by hooking up us armchair DE BE alumni with all the tracked raptors.  8)

Images of D27's summer of 2018 at the outflow of Sandy Lake on the Severn River in Ontario still gives me cheeks to this day.  ;D

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on July 23, 2022, 05:56:25 AM
6 am July 23
Do eagles come into heat like dogs?
Eagle is whining - bows head - that seems to be an invitation to male for breeding

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on July 23, 2022, 10:08:22 AM
Lisa and STL, loved the three-eyed stare pic. It's very intense. Also, the two sets of talons on the branch facing in opposite directions seem to show that they are guarding their new territory
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 23, 2022, 11:37:50 AM
6 am July 23
Do eagles come into heat like dogs?
Eagle is whining - bows head - that seems to be an invitation to male for breeding

shep - After the winter solstice, the sun begins to shine on an eagle's pineal gland in the brain at an ever-increasing, proper angle that causes the release of melatonin. It's not like going into heat, but more like getting in the mood.

Mom had her own, subtle ways of getting Dad in the mood, too, like jumping on his back or kicking him in the side! ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on July 23, 2022, 11:48:27 AM
T40  ah romance   8)
I used to dance to this

In the Mood
https://youtu.be/6vOUYry_5Nw

Lets play - get to fertilizin!

 ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on July 23, 2022, 12:34:40 PM
T40  ah romance   8)
I used to dance to this

In the Mood
https://youtu.be/6vOUYry_5Nw

Lets play - get to fertilizin!

 ;D

Super selection shep!

Mom and Dad got together because of the swing mood music  phase.  A fond memory of mine would be weddings and other occasions when "In the Mood" got me a dance with my Dad.  We both lit up in smiles when the tune started.

P

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 23, 2022, 01:55:30 PM
Re:  HD and HM names for the new pair

Amy said in her blog post that those names could change.  Here's an excerpt from that blog https://www.raptorresource.org/2022/07/18/your-questions-answered-mom-dad-dm2-hd-hm-the-nests-and-the-territories/?fbclid=IwAR0lz7apHgw-3_cqVyM_4YlLX4UMLQ6q-kthK_C7uP0OUVhX37HTmRp0r-U:

What Do We Do Now?
This raised a lot of questions! Could we still refer to eagles at the hatchery as the ‘Decorah Eagles’ when the originals were nesting two miles away? Should we start referring to N1 as N5, to better reflect the nest count? Should N3 be renamed? Should we start calling Mom DF2, or maybe WF1? After some debate, we ended up keeping the existing names of our nests and eagles and attaching H for ‘hatchery’ to better define the eagles on the newish territory that encompasses the hatchery and its environs: thus HD (Hatchery Dad) and HM (Hatchery Mom).

Could this change again? It could! The subject of numbers has already come up. Do we call them HD3 and HM3? Should they really be HM3 (Hatchery Male 3) and HF3 (Hatchery Female 3)? Should we add a D for Decorah or a T for Trout? The hatchery was formally renamed from the Decorah Hatchery to the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery, but I’m pretty sure that no one is down for calling the new male CGDFHM3, because that’s a mouthful!

Whatever we end up doing, we’ll keep up our observations and a formal count. It’s been fascinating to watch the eagles and their territories change: we have so many more eagles and so many more years of watching than we did back in 2011. We’ve seen new mates, new parents, and new nests, built a few nests of our own, watched a territory split, and saw Canada geese take over an eagle’s nest. We have so much more to learn from our eagles and, whatever we call them, we hope you will be watching, sharing, learning, and caring as we move into a new beginning for the eagles of Decorah.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 23, 2022, 05:48:45 PM
Morning pics from Decorah - Hatchery Dad on tree to right of N1, and Hatchery Mom
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on July 23, 2022, 08:08:55 PM
Interesting sunray effect on N1 cam ten minutes plus ago.  Like to think it's a good sign for next season.  Captures anyone? Or video?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on July 24, 2022, 05:47:38 AM
I went back and checked it out on rewind eburgbird. Like a bolt of stubborn day refusing to end/give up.  Even the following sunset was special.

BTW I didn't see you last week?  Was it something we said?

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on July 24, 2022, 05:50:27 AM
Some cams keep ONE name regardless if the eagles change.
I like that.  Simple.
Mom and Dad Decorah are fine by me.  Simple.

As far as I know there is no cam on the original Mom, so why complicate things/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 24, 2022, 08:58:10 AM
Hatchery Dad this morning on the tree to the right of N1
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on July 24, 2022, 09:54:44 AM
Puff--had planned camping out on Rick's acreage, but after observing weather report, decided against it.  And also dealing with covid, saw ATF as a possible spreading event, which added to cold feet.  And then there was the lack of fledges.
Missed seeing you and all the other good people.  Hopefully next year!  And I know I'll get a couple visits in before the snow flies.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 24, 2022, 12:34:28 PM
Puff--had planned camping out on Rick's acreage, but after observing weather report, decided against it.  And also dealing with covid, saw ATF as a possible spreading event, which added to cold feet.  And then there was the lack of fledges.
Missed seeing you and all the other good people.  Hopefully next year!  And I know I'll get a couple visits in before the snow flies.

I was hoping to get to meet you, eburg, but understand why you didn't attend this year. 

See ya next year!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 24, 2022, 02:25:30 PM
From the Wayback Machine (Thanks, Chico!) - Red Twine

Decorah panning 9/3/2011 clip0051.avi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QnDMFWGdtg&ab_channel=70chico1
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on July 24, 2022, 02:29:21 PM
Apologies to you too Lisa.  Especially since I'm depending on you to display the pics of the peeps who did attend, hopefully with ID!  :) ;)  The one with you, Puff and oldguy was a keeper.  (And oldguy and I look amazingly alike. ('cept he parts his hair on the other side  :) )
Saw the live stream of Kay with Mr. Decorah but hardly any time viewing attendees.  Was hoping for live feed at the dinner, but that didn't happen.  Haven't heard anything from the Moderators.  Were any there?
(Just sayin'...)   ;) ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 24, 2022, 03:37:31 PM
Apologies to you too Lisa.  Especially since I'm depending on you to display the pics of the peeps who did attend, hopefully with ID!  :) ;)  The one with you, Puff and oldguy was a keeper.  (And oldguy and I look amazingly alike. ('cept he parts his hair on the other side  :) )
Saw the live stream of Kay with Mr. Decorah but hardly any time viewing attendees.  Was hoping for live feed at the dinner, but that didn't happen.  Haven't heard anything from the Moderators.  Were any there?
(Just sayin'...)   ;) ;)

I did not take any pics of the attendees, except the one that I was in, as I would have had to ask everyone if I had permission to post their pic.

There were several mods that attended this year.  Let me think who....Glogdog, tulsa, teamcarnes, izzy, Iriscats, JoyC are to name a few, and I might be forgetting someone. 

John gave the after dinner talk, right after the Mr Decorah event, but I am not sure if it was live streamed. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 24, 2022, 03:46:18 PM
HM & HD really look alot alike, but I believe this is Hatchery Mom perched on the tree to the right of N1 this afternoon. The vocals sounded like hers, and the beak and tail looked like hers.
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 24, 2022, 04:00:47 PM
Via Raptor Resource Project John Howe finds D36!

so excited D36💜🐟🦅
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John Howe finds D36!
https://youtu.be/xp9IeM5V_AI

  Jul 24, 2022  We haven't seen Bald Eagle D36 since we fitted him with a backpack in 2020. Raptor Resource Project director John Howe found him NE of Decorah on July 17. He looked great and was roughly 11 miles from his natal nest.

To see where D36 and D27 are now, or to explore the travels of any of the eagles we've tracked, go to https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/

Full article RRP https://www.raptorresource.org/2022/07/24/finding-bald-eagle-d36/
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 24, 2022, 04:13:31 PM
Lori - Thanks for the RRP blog post on John finding D36! How cool is that?!?!?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 24, 2022, 04:31:27 PM
Lori - Thanks for the RRP blog post on John finding D36! How cool is that?!?!?

so cool I am so happy ❤🐟🦅 miss you girly
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LORIDAVIS on July 24, 2022, 04:31:41 PM
This is a throwback from the year 2020 with Decorah Mom, DM2 and little ones D34, D35 & D36
Decorah Eagles 2020 pics of D36 and siblings 💜 you've come a long way D36

D36 Bookended by siblings D35 and D34 April 2020
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July 27 2020 D35 & D36
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Decorah Mom big stick delivery with D34, D35 & D36 ❤️
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05 19 2020~Decorah Eagles~Mom having a hard time deciding where to put the branch, D36 helps out!
https://youtu.be/LQz86qeCFpEvia elaine myrkle
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on July 24, 2022, 05:09:44 PM
John I'll speak I'm sure for myself and others too -- Thanks for sharing the thrill in your words and pic.  Happy for you and all of us.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 24, 2022, 06:12:06 PM
Congratulations to John and all at RRP for sighting of D36!  Makes all the efforts worth it, for sure.  Thanks to others for pics and gifs to help us remember.  Smiling faces all around.   :D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on July 24, 2022, 07:24:22 PM
That's awesome you laid eyes on D36 John.   8)   ;D
I believe this is the general location that John found D36 with the Yagi and a "ping assist" from Brett on 07/17/22.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 24, 2022, 10:05:41 PM
Don't know what time of day John found D36 on 7-17-22, but it was sometime pretty close to one of these spots. So pleased to have proof-of-life of this 2-year-old wanderer. Ya done good, kid! 8)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on July 25, 2022, 12:25:22 AM
Now that raises an interesting time stamp question I've had for some time now T40 on the Decorah Eagle tracking maps.
The "time" is just posted as 20:09 CST in the image example below ..
- Is that "local" military time in CST .. ?
- Or is the time stamped time in UTC time .. ?
- Adjusted or not adjusted to the current CDT .. ?  ??? 
- Only the Ping Master General with the tracking software can hook us up with the true time.  8)

In other words I'm surely not sure exactly sure what time the DE pings are time stamped.  :-\

Not really a matter of time after all at this time as John found D36.  8)

"I decided to head out Sunday morning to attempt locating D36 after a very enjoyable After The Fledge weekend."
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on July 25, 2022, 12:55:59 AM
Here are all of the pings and waypoints from D27 and D36 that I have downloaded from the RRP Eagle Maps (https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/) page.

D27 and D36 are the only 2 Decorah Bald Eagles still actively and reliably relaying ping data back from the field I believe.
The last reliable ping from D24 was on 02/18/2021.
His GPS transmitter has been a bit "wonky" from the get go.

He could be perched in Bob A's backyard sipping a cold one laughing his tail feathers off for all we know right now  ;)

D24 is a Male that hatched on March 29 2016 in nest N2B and is the offspring of Mom and Dad.

D27 is a Female that hatched on April 01 2017 in nest N2B and is the offspring of Mom and Dad.

D36 is a Male that hatched on April 08 2020 in nest N2B and is the offspring of Mom and DM2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQvg5S5eWiY
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 25, 2022, 01:41:51 AM
BL - Good question about the time stamp. Based on looking at every single one for a few years now, I'm going to guess it's regular old Central Time. RRP, John and Brett are all in Central Time and I'm assuming the receiver for the tracking data is in the Central time zone, too. The pings have always been associated with reasonable "eagle" times for lights out or an early breakfish. However, it's my guess all the ping times are labelled as "Standard" by default and none have been labelled as "Daylight" time or whatever Canadians might call it. So I don't really know what time it is, either. :P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on July 25, 2022, 06:33:56 AM
BL, as you know 20.09 is military time for 8:09 PM.  When I looked up the locations for D36 I assumed that he was flying around the farm off 27th in your fourth picture when John spotted D36.  Posting in military time eliminates any confusion about am/pm.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on July 25, 2022, 07:54:21 AM
Great to read the very exciting news about John locating (and filming!) D36!!! :D :D :D Much appreciated, John and RRP! Thanks also to BL and T40 for the terrific maps and info.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: nanimal on July 25, 2022, 09:57:49 AM
Oops, forgot earlier to thank you, Lori, for the precious throwback pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 25, 2022, 11:02:49 AM
Closer to home this morning, the cam ops panned around the area with closeups of creek, N2B, and N1.  No eagles in view on the rewind, but pics of some scenery.  Looks like the creek is still running really  high and fast.  And a very healthy crop growing on N2B, thanks to fertilizer from the geese!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on July 25, 2022, 11:35:02 AM
Lori--your pics made me loooonnng for baby growing eaglets.  I hope we get to watch a batch of them this year, getting to know HM & HF along the way, and I hope it's a healthy nest with no tragedy.

eburg--If we had been able to go to ATF, we would have missed you!!

I've never been and won't be able to go in the future, but my heart is there.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on July 25, 2022, 02:27:55 PM
Thanks angelolady. <3
Four inches of rain Saturday night-Sunday morning.  Bike trail is CLOSED.  Upper Iowa out of banks.  Storm damage heaviest in Calmar which is the source of Trout Creek flowing under N1 and past N2B.  I was up and viewing the Hatchery Cam and the North Nest.  At one point I thought lightening had struck the camera at the North nest.  There was a "frozen flash" screen locked up for viewing for quite awhile but somebirdy must have reset it later cuz I watched it in the early morning before sun-up.
Have to check decorahnews.com later.  All above was info from IPR and my buddy Rick.  He's comin' home for RAGBRAI tomorrow so I'll get more details since he'll be meeting up with the usual crowd at Dixie's this afternoon!  :) :)  I'll pass it on.  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 25, 2022, 02:54:25 PM
Closer to home this morning, the cam ops panned around the area with closeups of creek, N2B, and N1.  No eagles in view on the rewind, but pics of some scenery.  Looks like the creek is still running really  high and fast.  And a very healthy crop growing on N2B, thanks to fertilizer from the geese!

Great pics, STL

N2B is in need of a lawnmower  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 25, 2022, 02:55:28 PM
T40 and BrokenLug, thank you for posting the maps and info on our traveling D's.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 25, 2022, 04:37:35 PM
Handsome Hatchery Dad, and a flyby visitor - looked like a sub-adult
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 26, 2022, 07:20:32 AM
Morning pics from Decorah - Someone had spent the night on the skywalk, and then was down on the trees in front of N2B.  The only eagle that has been around this morning has been HM, so I am gonna say the BE that spent the night on the skywalk was her. 
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on July 26, 2022, 07:48:37 AM
Pre dawn I hear an animal sound.
What is it?  A calf, a deer?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 26, 2022, 11:31:25 AM
Lisa, I got almost the same pics, but yours are way better, so . . .   Is the curved branch near N2B or near N1?  Wonder if the over-nighter could have been a visiting eagle?

Those are great pics from yesterday, with the visitor fly-by, and the others!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 26, 2022, 12:29:37 PM
Lisa, I got almost the same pics, but yours are way better, so . . .   Is the curved branch near N2B or near N1?  Wonder if the over-nighter could have been a visiting eagle?

Those are great pics from yesterday, with the visitor fly-by, and the others!

STL - That curved branch is near N2B from what I saw this morning. When the cam op followed, and the cam turned from IR to color you can see that the BE was sitting on some dead looking branches on maybe the S side of Trout Run Creek to the left of the nest a bit.  It was hard to tell in IR if it was HM, but she was the only eagle that I had seen on cam all morning. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 26, 2022, 03:52:27 PM
Handsome HD this afternoon
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 26, 2022, 04:25:51 PM
Lisa, bald eagles can be regal, can't they?  Love the poses and your pics!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on July 27, 2022, 05:17:02 AM
Wow - Who would have thunk it -

Now we have a racoon taken its sleep hours in our nest.  I think it must be N2B?
Looking at 5:00 am for those who missed, try rewind.  Maybe N1?

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on July 27, 2022, 05:21:43 AM
Little critter moving out at sunup - looks like N1.  One of the HE has taken perch on branch.  Hard to tell which since it's only silhouette.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 27, 2022, 07:59:57 AM
Lisa, bald eagles can be regal, can't they?  Love the poses and your pics!

Thanks, STL, and great pics from you, too!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 27, 2022, 08:00:39 AM
Wow - Who would have thunk it -

Now we have a racoon taken its sleep hours in our nest.  I think it must be N2B?
Looking at 5:00 am for those who missed, try rewind.  Maybe N1?

P

Puff, it was N1.  I think that might be a bad place for the raccoon to sleep.  :o
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 27, 2022, 08:03:24 AM
At 5:10am a raccoon was seen sleeping in N1, and a couple morning pics of HD & HM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on July 27, 2022, 10:23:34 AM
Will the mystery eagle behind curtain #3 please sign in.  :)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 27, 2022, 11:38:56 AM
What a brave (or really stupid and inexperienced) raccoon to sleep on N1 this morning!    Both Decorah hatchery adult BEs were awake on their branches at the same time.  Amazing. If this had been DNN's nest, the critter would have been on the breakfast buffet!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on July 27, 2022, 12:09:55 PM
STL, LOL. we have seen many raccoons on the menu at DNN.   ;D. MOM North is an expert at catching them. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 27, 2022, 12:57:35 PM
STL - Great pics, and yep both HD & HM was watching the raccoon from what I could tell. 

jaspurr - You are right about DNF, there is no way she would allow a sleeping raccoon on her nest!  ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on July 27, 2022, 02:06:01 PM
I remember Mom and DAd Decorah dined on raccoon young years ago
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on July 27, 2022, 02:43:37 PM
SHEP, I remember the day that MOM and DAD had a buffet for the eaglets.  I think there was a squirrel, rabbit, deer meat, maybe duck and of course fish.  It was a feast for their king and queen eaglets
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 27, 2022, 04:15:51 PM
And I unfortunately remember the eaglets playing soccer on N1 with a raccoon head. :-\
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 27, 2022, 05:48:58 PM
And I unfortunately remember the eaglets playing soccer on N1 with a raccoon head. :-\

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on July 27, 2022, 09:08:49 PM
I am glad I missed the soccer game. :o. SED
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 27, 2022, 11:09:58 PM
The raccoon in question, presumably, had been in the nest or tried to get into the nest while the eaglets were still homebodies. Dad chased it away, flew off and came back later with a deceased raccoon. Don't know if it was the one trying to murder/kidnap the eaglets, but soon there was nothing left but the head. Frontier eagle justice.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: BrokenLug on July 28, 2022, 12:42:59 AM
9 out of 10 say it is healthy for growing bald eagles.  :)

Sucks to be the 10th ring tail on that day.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on July 28, 2022, 08:14:49 AM
The raccoon in question, presumably, had been in the nest or tried to get into the nest while the eaglets were still homebodies. Dad chased it away, flew off and came back later with a deceased raccoon. Don't know if it was the one trying to murder/kidnap the eaglets, but soon there was nothing left but the head. Frontier eagle justice.

 :D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on July 28, 2022, 09:17:01 AM
T40 LOL this story is destined to become a legend.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2022, 09:32:56 AM
The raccoon in question, presumably, had been in the nest or tried to get into the nest while the eaglets were still homebodies. Dad chased it away, flew off and came back later with a deceased raccoon. Don't know if it was the one trying to murder/kidnap the eaglets, but soon there was nothing left but the head. Frontier eagle justice.

LOL, too funny, T40!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Ginger52 on July 28, 2022, 12:24:30 PM
I just saw on a private group Facebook page that the N3 tree and nest disappeared after the recent storm.  It was reported by someone local.  Apparently they are a credible source because John commented:  "Thanks for noticing and posting this... We will be keeping an eye out for new nest developments or sightings of Mom Decorah and DM2."
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 28, 2022, 01:07:42 PM
Ginger - Thanks for the news. :-\

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 28, 2022, 01:20:17 PM
I'm already up to about a dozen permutations of what the loss of N3 means, the best being: Mom and DM2 soar above the big empty where N3 was. Mom gives DM2 the side-eye saying, "See, I told you so."
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 28, 2022, 02:11:50 PM
News about N3 & tree collapsing recently makes the plot thicken for Decorah, doesn't it?  Like, was the pair perched on the pasture branch near N1 this afternoon about 1:00 really HM and HD?  Yes, I think it was, and also HM half hidden next to N1 in one of the favorite spots. 

But we'll definitely be on the lookout for Mom and DM2.  I know that we would love it, but could occupation of N2B and N1 by different pairs be acceptable to the eagles?  And what about the geese?   ::)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2022, 02:43:20 PM
Ginger - Thanks for the N3 news.

T40 - I am almost sure Mom is giving DM2 the side-eye saying, "See, I told you so."  ;D

STL - Great pics
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2022, 02:48:12 PM
A few afternoon pics - HD on the tree to the right of N1 and on the Y, and HM with her large crop perched behind the N1 trunk
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 28, 2022, 05:00:18 PM
Lisa, more of your beautiful pics.  Thanks for correct IDs.  I changed the labels on mine posted earlier.  Hatchery Mom (HM) has the bigger and rougher-feathered head, doesn't she?  Two or three more years and I'll recognize them reliably!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on July 28, 2022, 05:01:24 PM
Ding dong the witch (nest) is dead, the wicked witch is dead.  LOLLOLLOLLOL

When we get to November/December things should be very interesting!
I think I see hints of a lottery being organized.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2022, 05:56:39 PM
Lisa, more of your beautiful pics.  Thanks for correct IDs.  I changed the labels on mine posted earlier.  Hatchery Mom (HM) has the bigger and rougher-feathered head, doesn't she?  Two or three more years and I'll recognize them reliably!

STL - LOL, yes and looks ALOT like Mom D!
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 28, 2022, 05:59:36 PM
Hatchery Mom this afternoon on the Y
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HM wearing her sunshades :)
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: angelolady on July 28, 2022, 09:05:15 PM
Great catch on the sunshades!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 29, 2022, 03:57:01 AM
Great catch on the sunshades!  ;D ;D

 ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on July 29, 2022, 07:25:02 AM
Am I correct re ID of eagle - scruffy eagle now on Y branch is newly designated HM?

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 29, 2022, 07:52:54 AM
Am I correct re ID of eagle - scruffy eagle now on Y branch is newly designated HM?

P

Puff - The eagle that has been on the Y this morning is HD. 

Here is a left side profile of the two....HD and HM
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 29, 2022, 07:57:11 AM
Hatchery Dad brought a fish to N1 this morning for breakfast, and then has been on the Y all morning
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Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on July 29, 2022, 09:51:02 AM
Looks like it may have rained.  LISA, has anyone seen the new pair catching fish in the retention pond or hatchery pools?  I am little sad to hear about DM2's ice cream cone nest at N3.  It took a lot of work to build that nest and I think it looked like a little piece of art sculpture sitting on top that dead tree. 
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 29, 2022, 10:26:59 AM
Looks like it may have rained.  LISA, has anyone seen the new pair catching fish in the retention pond or hatchery pools?  I am little sad to hear about DM2's ice cream cone nest at N3.  It took a lot of work to build that nest and I think it looked like a little piece of art sculpture sitting on top that dead tree.

Yes, sad to hear about N3. 

I know I have seen the cam ops show one of the eagles flying over the hatchery pools, but they don't show the pools, so you have to use your imagination that they might be fishing the pools.  Have never seen them show them fishing from the retention pond, and I didn't see them do that either while I was in Decorah.  We did see the osprey fish from the retention pond one afternoon.     
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on July 29, 2022, 10:56:10 AM
I just saw on a private group Facebook page that the N3 tree and nest disappeared after the recent storm.  It was reported by someone local.  Apparently they are a credible source because John commented:  "Thanks for noticing and posting this... We will be keeping an eye out for new nest developments or sightings of Mom Decorah and DM2."


O dear.  Hope they dont chase away our new eagle pair.
Perhaps our old pair will rebuild a new nest in a new tree = N4 or whatever

 ;D
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: jaspurr on July 29, 2022, 11:43:30 AM
SHEP, even when MOM and DM2 were nesting at N3, MOM was always seen at the Hatchery perched on her favorite spot on the Maple Tree.  Last year at the ATF, I saw her there everyday.  DM2 was the shy one but I believe that Lisa did catch some photos of him at the Hatchery last summer.  If MOM were in the area I think we would have seen her at the hatchery by now.  She has a long history there.  I think the new pair will be OK but we will have to wait and see.    I will have a hard time looking at the Maple Tree and not imagining MOM perched there.  >:(
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 29, 2022, 11:53:52 AM
From RRP's FB page:

Nest N3 - the nest that Mom and DM2 built behind the Walmart in the fall of 2020 - was destroyed when the nest tree fell in the strong storms that rolled across NE Iowa on Saturday night. Based on the debris line and flattened, muddy grass along the upper Iowa behind Walmart, the river was at one point roughly four feet over its current flow level. The discharge in cubic feet per second more than tripled overnight following 4+ inches of rain.
Are Mom and DM2 safe? I saw an eagle perched to the west of N3's former location yesterday, but it was too far away to identify with my binoculars. We'll ask our local boots on the ground to watch for them and we'll be looking for them on camera!
N1, N2B, and Decorah North are still intact and the hatchery and Decorah North eaglets are all accounted for. The storm was strong enough that Iowa's governor declared six counties a disaster area. We've got a few minutes of the storm posted here: https://youtu.be/ytS5IbRDDI4. Keep in mind that this went on for almost an hour!

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July 28, 2022: The view from the trail behind Walmart. N3 is gone. Many of the dead trees (and some of the live ones) either fell or took damage from the wind and other trees.

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uly 28, 2022: The Walmart drainage. See where the grass turns from vibrant green to washed out? That marks the highest point of the waterline that flowed through on Saturday night. The Upper Iowa was even higher.

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July 23 and 24, 2022: Upper Iowa flow gauge, Decorah Iowa. Although they don't give a time frame here, I believe the increase in flow rate happened over about three hours. This was worse than the storm on the night/morning of July 14 and 15, which was pretty impressive.

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Raptor Resource Project
A few of you commented on the storm video. I wince every time I see something like that! I've been up in those trees when the wind was blowing at 30 miles an hour and it is like a wind rodeo. This wind was a lot higher than that! Cottonwood isn't an especially strong tree, but its bendiness served it well through the storm!
This blog at our old blogspot discusses tree strength: https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/.../will-nest-trees.... I think I'll transfer it over to the new site.

Robin Brumm
I kind of think of it as a good thing, because that means the tree was weak, and I'd rather that it fall now than when there are eggs or worse yet, when there are eaglets in it! But I'm very sad for Mom and DM2 because they have had so many changes in the last couple of year. Hopefully they will build somewhere safe and in a sturdy tree. Bonus if they build somewhere we can see (and/or put a cam) and check on them to make sure things are going well for them! ❤ ❤

Iver Burl
The wind was so strong and constant that it blew rain through windowframes on our house and pushed two inches of water into my car around the door.

 Raptor Resource Project
Iver Burl, that is wild! I'm glad your house wasn't damaged. I saw an awful lot of Wright's Tree trucks in town.

Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: STLbf on July 29, 2022, 11:55:06 AM
Lisa, HD has been on the N1 nest early with a fish, then on the Y all morning.  Still really hard to tell them apart when they are separated, but your comparison pics will help.  HD still has the dark markings on his tail feathers, which can barely be seen in my pic with the fish, but more evident on the rewind from about 6:00 AM.

Like our other watchers, I'm saddened that N3 collapsed.  Hoping that Mom and DM2 are safe and will find a new location for a nest, maybe within the range of RRP's cameras.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: lilbirdz on July 29, 2022, 12:57:41 PM
The plot thickens! Now that N3 is gone, where will Mom and DM2 reside? Is N2B in decent condition after the geese used it?
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: shep on July 29, 2022, 02:12:06 PM
Many southern states suffered severe drought this summer -
then July 29 came heavy rains.
Kentucky has severe flooding, many dead, missing.

Wild floods in the casinos of Nevada (no pity)

I hope this news isnt outta line.  Its interesting to note.
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 29, 2022, 03:38:50 PM
The plot thickens! Now that N3 is gone, where will Mom and DM2 reside? Is N2B in decent condition after the geese used it?

lil - N2B is way overgrown with weeds but I believe it's sound. However, I think it's too close to N1 for any of the eagles to be comfortable. Also, I haven't heard any word from RRP on whether or not they're going to do - or if the current eagles will allow - any maintenance on the N1 and/or N2B cams this year. What you see now may be what we get for another year. The geese don't get a vote! ;)
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: Puff on July 29, 2022, 04:38:31 PM
SHEP, even when MOM and DM2 were nesting at N3, MOM was always seen at the Hatchery perched on her favorite spot on the Maple Tree.  Last year at the ATF, I saw her there everyday.  DM2 was the shy one but I believe that Lisa did catch some photos of him at the Hatchery last summer.  If MOM were in the area I think we would have seen her at the hatchery by now.  She has a long history there.  I think the new pair will be OK but we will have to wait and see.    I will have a hard time looking at the Maple Tree and not imagining MOM perched there.  >:(

It would be very hard to have a chance to look up at THE Maple Tree and imagine MOM perched there - - - ain't there no more?

As I opined recently - We'll just have to be patient until November/December.

P
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 29, 2022, 07:41:27 PM
If I'm remembering correctly, I believe Mom's original maple tree had to be felled, before it "felled" on a person. That's why the second maple Mom used until she disappeared was referred to as "M2." I don't know if M2 is still standing or not. :-\
Title: Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
Post by: LisaG1967 on July 30, 2022, 03:48:53 AM
If I'm remembering correctly, I believe Mom's original maple tree had to be felled, before it "felled" on a person. That's why the second maple Mom used until she disappeared was referred to