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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #1005 on: December 22, 2020, 04:35:30 PM »

Right in the center of the  pic, here's one BE in a Creek tree at 4PM. My only sighting for today.

Great catch, STL!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #1006 on: December 23, 2020, 12:14:03 PM »

Morning nest work by the Norths around 9:30AM. DNFs landing is better on the rewind. She comes in so fast the video is blurry even with the frame-by-frame technique. Cam ops found little birds up close a 11:30AM. Again, better on the rewind.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #1007 on: December 24, 2020, 12:14:18 AM »

Goodnight/ morning every one!

2020-12-24 at 00h10.
It's windy and snowing at Decorah North

I wish to you all a Merry Christmas & a Joyeux Noel !
« Last Edit: December 24, 2020, 12:17:19 AM by Philjo56France »

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #1008 on: December 24, 2020, 01:02:06 PM »

Let's all make the best we can of Christmas and add the end of Covid-19 to our New Year's resolutions.

It's really cold in them-thar nests today!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #1009 on: December 26, 2020, 11:07:06 AM »

Day after Christmas morning finds the pair ready to do a little nest work. And a good view of the Love Branches. Vocalizations will be increasing in frequency, with mating behavior soon. Much to look forward to.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #1010 on: December 26, 2020, 04:27:31 PM »

Rat-a-tat-tat! It's a female downy woodpecker working on the limb next to the very sensitive microphone.   :o

LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #1011 on: December 26, 2020, 04:45:04 PM »

DNF




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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #1012 on: December 26, 2020, 07:18:48 PM »

At about 6:39 p.m. the coyotes are VERY LOUD!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #1013 on: December 27, 2020, 12:39:51 AM »

12-26-2020
around 16h30 DNF came in and left 10' later

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #1014 on: December 27, 2020, 12:41:23 AM »

cont

STLbf

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #1015 on: December 27, 2020, 11:47:58 AM »

Great pics, Philjo, but I'm confused about the times.  12:41 AM, for example is in the middle of the night using AM and PM hours. And 16h30 would have been 4:30 PM, wouldn't it?

More confusion about which eagle is which this morning around 9AM. In the first pic, I think it's DNF perching in the Scary tree across the Creek. Then we can hear an eagle landing on the nest, followed by the cam view. Hmm, large, very white head, no visible prey.

The Scary tree eagle takes off. Camera pulls back to show the eagle landing, screaming, and driving off the one on the nest. See pic #2.

Seems unusual if it is the North pair, but defensive if the eagle on the nest is an intruder. That eagle flies to a Love Branch. See pic #3. This eagle then flies to the ground. Then the eagle on the nest (who chased away the intruder) flies back to the Scary tree.

I watched on the Explore feed also, but there's no chat going there either.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #1016 on: December 27, 2020, 12:13:21 PM »

STL -- DNF was perched on the Brush Pile Tree.  We could hear Dad land on the nest with a fish.  Cam moved to Dad.  DNF came flying in and Dad took off just as she was almost there.  He took his fish to the love tree and by the time the cam moved to him, he'd already consumed the fish. Or, since he flew to the ground when he left, maybe he dropped the fish?  After the cam moved back to the nest you could see him fly across the pasture to land on the Brush Pile Tree.  When DNF left, she flew to the Scary Tree and then later to the Spit Tree (partially hidden behind branches) which is where she's perched right now (12:13 p.m.)

One thing that's been confusing this morning is that both eagles have at different times been perched on the Brush Pile Tree, the Scary Tree, and the Spit Tree.  A couple of times I posted my thought about which one was perched on which tree and both times the cam opo confirmed for me.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #1017 on: December 27, 2020, 03:37:44 PM »

Ginger, thanks for the clarifications. Good that you are in touch with a cam op.
I now believe that there was a fish (or some other small prey)  involved even though we didn't see it, and I suspect that the fish got dropped at the Love Tree.

Snowy day in Iowa, and both eagles are perching in Creek trees, close to each other. So if they had a spat over the fish, it's over with now.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #1018 on: December 27, 2020, 04:26:03 PM »

Great pics, STL and Philjo!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #1019 on: December 28, 2020, 12:45:14 AM »

You're right STLbf
12h41 am for you is 00h41 for me
and 04h30 pm is  16h30 for me
And i have also to calculate the 7h difference between the nest time and mine so it can happen that i'm totally false in my counts... ;D ;) .  By example. Now 07h42 at home, so 00h42/12h42 am  at the nest and using the DVR i have to calculate also the approximative real time of the pic so sometime it is not so easy...

12-27
around 13h00/01h00pm for the first pic
and around 16h00/04h00 pm  for the 2 others