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Re: Decorah Eagles 2020
« Reply #90 on: January 04, 2020, 12:48:47 PM »

Happy New Year to all here in the Decorah Eagles Forum...  Amy has created the 2020 forums, so here are the bookmarks for them - just copy and past over your existing bookmarks.  This bookmark will always take you to the place where you finished reading on last visit.

Cheers 2020 - https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2627.new.html#new

Beak Room 2020  -  https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2626.new.html#new

Decorah Eagles 2020  -  https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2624.new.html#new

Decorah North Nest 2020  -   https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2625.new.html#new

Have a great year everyone.

For those that have not been to the Beak Room in the last 2 days...  Sad news from Germany...   MPMom got an email from Kevin, son of Eagle-Duck (Horst)...  Horst passed away on Dec 31.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2020
« Reply #91 on: January 04, 2020, 01:23:28 PM »

Was it just me, or did it seem there was a spotlight shining and moving over the tree when Mom was there this morning? It looked very odd, and continued when she went out on the branch.

It wasn't just you! I noticed it last night and this morning too.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2020
« Reply #92 on: January 04, 2020, 02:52:43 PM »

Happy New Year to all here in the Decorah Eagles Forum...  Amy has created the 2020 forums, so here are the bookmarks for them - just copy and past over your existing bookmarks.  This bookmark will always take you to the place where you finished reading on last visit.

Cheers 2020 - https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2627.new.html#new

Beak Room 2020  -  https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2626.new.html#new

Decorah Eagles 2020  -  https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2624.new.html#new

Decorah North Nest 2020  -   https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2625.new.html#new

Have a great year everyone.

For those that have not been to the Beak Room in the last 2 days...  Sad news from Germany...   MPMom got an email from Kevin, son of Eagle-Duck (Horst)...  Horst passed away on Dec 31.

Thanks for the links oldguy!

So sorry to hear about Horst. My thoughts and prayers are with Horst's family and friends.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2020
« Reply #93 on: January 04, 2020, 02:54:43 PM »

Was it just me, or did it seem there was a spotlight shining and moving over the tree when Mom was there this morning? It looked very odd, and continued when she went out on the branch.

It wasn't just you! I noticed it last night and this morning too.

Yes, sometimes there is a startling spotlight at night when the eagles take center stage and there's a cam op watching the show.  ;D

Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
? Reply #6808 on: October 17, 2019, 12:28:21 PM ?
Quote from: T40cfr403 on October 17, 2019, 12:15:17 PM

When the male-who-cannot-be-named flew down to the nest very early this morning I swear I saw the IR source move downwards! Like it had been trained on the 2 of them last night and then adjusted, with human help, to put the male in a spotlight of IR light when he flew to the nest. New feature? Do I need new pupils?

T40, I noticed that it got brighter on him too.  I actually thought it was like a flash or something.

I wasn't watching this morning, T40, so I don't know.  But, I do know that on the DNN nest there are 2 cams that each have their own IR and each IR can move with their respective cams.  That allows us to have IR light on what we call the Love Tree which is a tree to the left of the nest tree and is a place where our eagles frequently spend the night.  But, if they're on the nest there can be an IR light there.

Archive: 2019 / Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
? Message by T40cfr403 on October 17, 2019, 05:20:16 PM ?
Thanks, Ginger. That helped so much, I think I've got it. There are 2 cams pointing at the nest and the skywalk. (I'm leaving out any other cam(s) and angle(s).) One cam is a Point-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) with IR and the other one is either a PTZ or stationary cam with or without IR.

If you rewind about 10 hours 21+ minutes from this post, both eagles are in close-up on the skywalk. Their eyes look like headlights so the IR is on from somewhere. I believe this is the PTZ-IR cam.

Both eagles leave the skywalk an make it to the nest. There is a "dissolve" and the new view is a wide-angle of the skywalk and the nest and both eagles on the nest. I believe this is the 2nd cam because the close-up view of the skywalk didn't just pan out for a wider view; there was a cam switch.

Mom goes back to the skywalk, leaving the male on the nest. A car with its headlights on passes by the nest and then the magic happens. A circular spot of "light" moves downward and shines on the male in the nest. This definitely wasn't an IR "bloom." I believe this is the PTZ-with IR cam repositioning itself from the skywalk view to the nest view, illuminating the nest. The spotlight is now on the male in the nest and Mom is kinda in the dark on the skywalk.

So, are there any live eagles on the nest now so I can talk/think about something else? ;D
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2020
« Reply #94 on: January 04, 2020, 08:22:01 PM »

oldguy--thank you for those links.  They're a big help and time-saver.  So sorry to hear about E-D.  Will miss him. 
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2020
« Reply #95 on: January 04, 2020, 09:21:52 PM »

Thanks, T40, for the info. I had wondered if it were the IR cameras, but didn't think they'd be so bright. Learn something new every day! LOL!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2020
« Reply #96 on: January 05, 2020, 08:15:08 AM »

Mom's new stick - at least 6 feet.  Big start to the day.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2020
« Reply #97 on: January 05, 2020, 08:21:11 AM »

Wow Puff, thanks for the heads up!  You are right about 6 feet!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2020
« Reply #98 on: January 05, 2020, 08:27:36 AM »

Morning stick delivery from Mom





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Re: Decorah Eagles 2020
« Reply #99 on: January 05, 2020, 08:29:47 AM »

Great gif and pics Lori and Lisa!

She definitely brought in a big stick!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2020
« Reply #100 on: January 05, 2020, 08:40:50 AM »

Prayers for Horst and those who loved him.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2020
« Reply #101 on: January 05, 2020, 08:44:17 AM »

Thanks, tig  :)

GREAT gif, Lori!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2020
« Reply #102 on: January 05, 2020, 08:59:42 AM »

More nest activity

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2020
« Reply #103 on: January 05, 2020, 09:04:55 AM »

Great pics, tig!

DM2 in with a stick, and a lil nest activity from him and Mom






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Re: Decorah Eagles 2020
« Reply #104 on: January 05, 2020, 10:05:38 AM »

DM2 came to the nest with a fish, and then decided to go eat it on the branch across the way. 





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