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T40cfr403

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1695 on: October 04, 2021, 06:38:12 PM »

Thank you, T40! Very nostalgic. Touching to see Bob again.

Would someone please remind me about D1 with the transmitter and the eagle from the next year? Was the next year eagle who was transmittered the Diva? We don't hear any more from the Diva do we? or from D1?

Arcadia - E2 was the first eaglet with a transmitter and Bob named her D1 for the paperwork. We all also referred to her as the Diva. So E2=D1=Diva. But wait! There's another twist. When all of this confusion ensued, RRP came up with the definitive "D" numbering system that's still in use. Dad and his first mate fledged 8 eaglets (D1 thru D8). Mom shows up and in 2011 3 eaglets fledge - E1, E2 and E3 (D9, D10 and D11). Soooo, E2=D1=Diva=D10! But everybirdy still knows who you mean when you say "D1."

And, yes, the Diva's/D1's transmitter stopped working some time ago.

So simple. :P
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1696 on: October 05, 2021, 08:30:21 AM »

When at the ATF this year, I was surprised to learn that there had been construction at the hatchery.  The noise from the constructions may have been what caused N2B to build a new nest at Walmart.  If there will be dredging at the retention pond, I am worried that the same scenario may play out again this year.  They dredged a small pond where I live and it was a noisy and long process.  As long as the dead tree is strong enough to  hold the new nest, they may go back to Walmart to get away from the noise.  They did successfully raise three healthy eaglets at Walmart this year.   A lack of nests does not appear to be what caused the relocation to Walmart.  If they go back to Walmart, I doubt if Mom will allow a new family to move into N1 or N2B.  She considers that hatchery to be in her territory.  Looking forward to the new mystery nest that successfully raised 2 eaglets.

Ditto on all!  ;D
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1697 on: October 05, 2021, 08:32:14 AM »

Come on October 9th! It's not like I'm counting the hours or anything... :P

Time does NOT fly when waiting for the cams to come back on - or Mom and DM2 to come back from N3!  :'(
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1698 on: October 05, 2021, 08:49:08 AM »

Thank you, NW!!!!  I guess 2011 was the first year I came here. I quickly found myself enchanted by the eagles and by the commentary on the forum. The Diva will always hold a place in my heart.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1699 on: October 05, 2021, 08:56:14 AM »

Thank you, T40! Very nostalgic. Touching to see Bob again.

Would someone please remind me about D1 with the transmitter and the eagle from the next year? Was the next year eagle who was transmittered the Diva? We don't hear any more from the Diva do we? or from D1?

Arcadia - E2 was the first eaglet with a transmitter and Bob named her D1 for the paperwork. We all also referred to her as the Diva. So E2=D1=Diva. But wait! There's another twist. When all of this confusion ensued, RRP came up with the definitive "D" numbering system that's still in use. Dad and his first mate fledged 8 eaglets (D1 thru D8). Mom shows up and in 2011 3 eaglets fledge - E1, E2 and E3 (D9, D10 and D11). Soooo, E2=D1=Diva=D10! But everybirdy still knows who you mean when you say "D1."

And, yes, the Diva's/D1's transmitter stopped working some time ago.

So simple. :P

T40 - Thank you for the info on the Diva!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1700 on: October 05, 2021, 10:12:24 AM »

It seems that 2011, 2014, and 2018 were the years of mass confusion re: names of eaglets or adults.  T40 gave us a great summary of 2011. 

2014 was the year of D18, D19, D20 -- black flies were bad and the eaglets may have fledged earlier than in a normal year.  There was also a big rainstorm just after D20 fledged.  D20 ended up at SOAR with an injury and is now known as Ambassador Decorah (or Mr. Decorah).  D18 was located at the city mulch pile and Bob located his sibling, D19, fitted her with a transmitter, and relocated her to the mulch pile.  D18 was subsequently fitted with a transmitter.  Both D18 and D19 went through some name changes.  D18 was first known as EWOT (Eaglet Without Transmitter) and later renamed Indy (Independence) although sadly he was electrocuted before the name could be officially published.  D19 had two names that I remember but I think there were more:  EWT (Eaglet With Transmitter), Four.  Sadly, Four was electrocuted in March, 2015.

2018 was the year Dad disappeared.  The three males that Mom interacted with were named:  DM-1, UME/DM, DM2.  https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/01/06/19892/.

I can't say that I'm fond of RRP's naming conventions (especially for the adults), but at least everyone is on the same page now and hopefully we won't have to repeat all the stress of trying to keep track of a bunch of name changes in the future.  Time will tell...

BTW:  feel free to correct me if I'm not correct about any of this!  ;D






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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1701 on: October 05, 2021, 10:19:50 AM »

Come on October 9th! It's not like I'm counting the hours or anything... :P

Time does NOT fly when waiting for the cams to come back on - or Mom and DM2 to come back from N3!  :'(

So true, NW!!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1702 on: October 05, 2021, 10:21:32 AM »

It seems that 2011, 2014, and 2018 were the years of mass confusion re: names of eaglets or adults.  T40 gave us a great summary of 2011. 

2014 was the year of D18, D19, D20 -- black flies were bad and the eaglets may have fledged earlier than in a normal year.  There was also a big rainstorm just after D20 fledged.  D20 ended up at SOAR with an injury and is now known as Ambassador Decorah (or Mr. Decorah).  D18 was located at the city mulch pile and Bob located his sibling, D19, fitted her with a transmitter, and relocated her to the mulch pile.  D18 was subsequently fitted with a transmitter.  Both D18 and D19 went through some name changes.  D18 was first known as EWOT (Eaglet Without Transmitter) and later renamed Indy (Independence) although sadly he was electrocuted before the name could be officially published.  D19 had two names that I remember but I think there were more:  EWT (Eaglet With Transmitter), Four.  Sadly, Four was electrocuted in March, 2015.

2018 was the year Dad disappeared.  The three males that Mom interacted with were named:  DM-1, UME/DM, DM2.  https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/01/06/19892/.

I can't say that I'm fond of RRP's naming conventions (especially for the adults), but at least everyone is on the same page now and hopefully we won't have to repeat all the stress of trying to keep track of a bunch of name changes in the future.  Time will tell...

BTW:  feel free to correct me if I'm not correct about any of this!  ;D


2018 was a crazy year, and all those males vying for Mom's attention was enough to make your head spin!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1703 on: October 05, 2021, 10:31:02 AM »

T40, thank you for the explanation of DIVA.  I have always  sort of understood that D1 was the first eaglet that Bob put a transmitter on.  I remember watching in amazement when she did her road trip to the arctic.  What I was not sure about was who the DIVA was.  I know that Puff and others would talk about the DIVA but I was never clear about who that was.  Your explanation has solved the confusion for me. :) :)

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1704 on: October 05, 2021, 11:17:57 AM »

I want to add just in case jaspurr and others don't know why "Diva". . .  She sure did have an attitude and got most of the attention that year.  Loved to hang out on the camera/camera view.  Was also the last the fledge after the sad goodbye caught on video when Mom gave her the word that it was time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEo5hZl73Z0

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1705 on: October 05, 2021, 11:55:42 AM »

E1 and E3 were the same size and when E1 fledged first, Bob commented that males usually fledge first. So E1/D9 and E3/D11 were both considered to be male. When E2 was caught for transmittering, she was weighed and measured and determined to be female. We called E2/D1/D10 The Diva because she was a very large female, like her mama, and very vocal! ;D :-*

Puff beat me to this post! ;)

She was also reluctant to leave such a cushy place:

Decorah Eagles 2011: Mother Daughter Conversation - Last Day In The Nest - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEo5hZl73Z0&ab_channel=pharmerdave2
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1706 on: October 05, 2021, 12:30:07 PM »

Oh, T40, that video makes me cry big ugly tears every time I watch it! 

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1707 on: October 05, 2021, 12:55:24 PM »

Thank you Puff, you mentioning the last to say goodby video was when I was confused by what you meant.  Now I understand. :)

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« Reply #1708 on: October 06, 2021, 09:11:13 AM »

Thank you Puff and T40.

I agree about crying when watching that video. The Diva was so vocal and seemed so full of personality- at least that humans could empathize with. Since it was my first year watching the Decorah nest she has a special place in my heart. I hope she is happily raising her own strong and intelligent eagles at this point.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1709 on: October 07, 2021, 08:05:23 AM »

Good Morning everyone!  Just a reminder that our cams come back on Saturday, October 9 at Noon at both the Decorah Eagles and Decorah North nests.  Chats will take place at both sites.  Here's the latest RRP Blog with information.  Hope to see you there!
https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/10/05/cam-work-round-up/
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