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Ginger52

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Decorah North Eagles 2019
« on: January 01, 2019, 08:56:43 AM »

Female American Kestrel seen at about 8:14 this morning on the tip of Yonder Branch (same location as two days ago).  Here's a gif posted by GABear (Explore Mod):



A look at the beautiful colors of her tail as she flies off:




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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 09:06:35 AM »

Very pretty bird!  Happy New Year, Ginger

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 09:07:42 AM »

Very pretty bird!  Happy New Year, Ginger

Happy New Year to you also, Lisa.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 12:14:36 PM »

Happy New Year to the Norths, the camera operators, the mods, the chatters, and the contributors to this Forum. What a wonderful bunch we are.  The photo attached is one of the Norths taking off towards the woodsy perches across the field. Rewind to about 2 hours ago to see it in action. So, about 10:00 a.m. on New Year's Day.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2019
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 12:29:32 PM »

Happy New Year to everyone.

One of the Norths had lunch & was chased to the nest by a juvie at about 12:10 nest time.



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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 12:52:55 PM »

Afternoon pics from DNN







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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019, 01:22:25 PM »

Here's a video by Eaglespirit of today's pursuit of the male by the subadult:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmH_lRM5MjU

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2019
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2019, 01:41:55 PM »

Here's a video by Eaglespirit of today's pursuit of the male by the subadult:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmH_lRM5MjU

Thanks for the video, Ginger  :)

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2019
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 04:16:22 AM »

 :)   What a cute kestrel 

kestrel is in the falcon family
Kestrels eat mostly insects and small rodents and birds. Diet includes grasshoppers, cicadas, beetles, and dragonflies; scorpions and spiders; butterflies and moths; voles, mice, shrews, bats, and small songbirds. American Kestrels also sometimes eat small snakes, lizards, and frogs.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Kestrel/lifehistory

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2019
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2019, 12:44:14 PM »

Over an hour ago I could see shadows of wings to right of nest.  Then one eagle landed on the nest, followed immediately by another eagle.  The 2nd eagle started vocalizing & the 1st one flew off.  The 2nd eagle continued to vocalize, then stayed on nest & went up to branch to perch.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2019
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 01:00:30 PM »

Nice screen shots. TPA

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2019
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2019, 01:28:10 PM »

Nice pics, TPA.  The first eagle had prey and the second eagle wanted it but there was no sharing and the second one flew off with the prey.  I'm guessing it was the male with prey and the female who was chasing.



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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2019
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2019, 02:58:14 PM »

Nice pics, TPA.  The first eagle had prey and the second eagle wanted it but there was no sharing and the second one flew off with the prey.  I'm guessing it was the male with prey and the female who was chasing.

Ginger - thanks so much for explaining that the first eagle had prey.  They were so quick that I missed seeing any prey in talons.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2019
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2019, 04:32:58 AM »

Jan 4, 2019
WONDERFUL pics and notes, thank you.
I do love this cam!
Just after dawn I hear what I believe is a woodpecker. Havent seen it.

I have used my nestwatch moments on the NE FL goings on, with multiple eagles vying for a nest.  They chased the resident eagle pair off just as eggs were about to hatch, and the eaglewar is still going on.  A 5 year old pair have claimed it, but at least one adult and 2 subadults are mixing it up.

A few mating attempts

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2019
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2019, 02:36:19 PM »

Decorah Eagles North 10 00AM visit 01 04 2019
https://youtu.be/xN0U2KNXyDY via blossem holland
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