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Ginger52

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #630 on: August 04, 2020, 04:29:11 PM »

Here's an end of season video that GailM posted on the Explore site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjwsnHZJ6nY

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #631 on: August 04, 2020, 05:02:28 PM »

Here's an end of season video that GailM posted on the Explore site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjwsnHZJ6nY

Thanks for the video, Ginger....wonderful video from GailM!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #632 on: August 04, 2020, 09:26:49 PM »

Ginger, thanks very much for sharing Gail's video.  It was wonderful! So many fabulous shots and video clips to help us remember the season.  I'm glad I didn't see "Hold on Tight" in real time - I would have been a wreck! So fly free forever little DN11 and safe travels to beautiful DN12 as you begin your eagle journey. Many thanks to all who contribute here.  I'm already looking forward to the next season with The Norths!
They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth. ~ Henry Beston
REMEMBERING A GREAT MAN, 7-27-2015.  SOAR HIGH AND FREE, BOB
Dad Decorah, always loved and remembered

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #633 on: August 04, 2020, 10:01:34 PM »

Does RRP officially declare dispersals? DN12 appears to be gone from the North nest area. Today, the parents were absent also. The nest surface is pretty clean, ready for whatever ensues.

Thanks for the videos and photos to remember this season! It's great to have a successful eaglet here.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #634 on: August 05, 2020, 01:17:53 PM »

Wow, what a great tribute. I'm already missing the meal assaults. Brought a big smile to my face remembering him trying to unzip that first fish. Always seemed to be ahead of the development curve.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #635 on: August 05, 2020, 04:28:30 PM »

Yes, Raleigh, the single chicks at the north nest seem to develop early and aggressively. Did you watch last year? DN9 attacked food just like DN12. Because of the early June  fledge and time at SOAR, we learned that DN9, a female, was underweight so possibly always very hungry. Here are photos from May 21 and May 30, 2019. You might be able to find videos at the RRP archive or on YouTube.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #636 on: August 05, 2020, 04:35:05 PM »

Today at the North nest area, things are eagle-less, but still interesting. Canada geese spent all afternoon puttering around the stream on kind of an island with a point in the middle of the water.

And in a deadfall that hangs over the stream, where DN12 liked to perch soon after fledge, the camera operator found a medium-sized bird that I'm pretty sure is a belted kingfisher. It's right in the center of the picture.  Gray, white, & black with a big, long bill that you can see on rewind better than in the still pic. Time is maybe 1:30 PM.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #637 on: August 06, 2020, 06:15:15 AM »

Yes STL, I followed DN9 last year as well. Always a surprise as to what prey might show up in the nest:)

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #638 on: August 06, 2020, 04:17:40 PM »

You are right about the wide menu of prey at this nest. Let's hope the variety will help DN12 from going hungry as the adventure continues.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #639 on: August 07, 2020, 06:54:53 AM »

Been checking the rewind every morning. Truly the empty nest syndrome now :( I am thankful that DN12 extended the season this year by allowing us to watch him develop after the fledge. Looking forward to the next chapter with Mr. North and DNF. Many thanks again to the camera operators. I'm sure they go through a lot of boring time to capture those once in a lifetime shots, although I have told many close friends that I would love to retire and monitor cameras for RRP.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #640 on: August 07, 2020, 10:38:58 AM »

 Cam ops are special people with an eye for detection, and loads of patience.  Go for it Raleigh!!

Can we start a lobby for a camera on the far side of the stream in 2021? Wonder how that would be powered? Solar panel like at the Flyway?

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #641 on: August 07, 2020, 03:35:24 PM »

There was a juvie that flew past the nest this morning at around 11:04 a.m.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #642 on: August 07, 2020, 03:41:40 PM »

Wow! Great catch, Ginger!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #643 on: August 07, 2020, 03:50:19 PM »

STL -- I have to confess that someone else on the Explore.org chat board saw it first and then I watched it in rewind.   :D 

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2020
« Reply #644 on: August 08, 2020, 01:48:30 AM »

Most of my pics are from rewind also!  Here's one of the parents back in the stream tree above the deadfall this evening.

My picture capture is the Snipping Tool in Windows 7 on a PC, so fairly primitive.

To get less blurry shots like fly-ins or take-offs, this technique might work with the rewind:
  • Stop the video real close to where you want.
    Tap the comma key over and over to move cel by cel in one direction.
    Use the period key to move cel by cel in the other direction.
    Take the
screen capture with whatever you use.

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