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T40cfr403

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #2310 on: December 26, 2021, 07:24:29 PM »

Decorah Eagles. Mom & DM2 visit on Christmas Eve (the whole visit) - explore.org 12-24-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPYIB_CCnlk&ab_channel=RosieannB

Decorah Eagles. Both visit N2B & DM2 with a stick - explore.org 12-26-2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaDicBHIxtA&ab_channel=RosieannB

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #2311 on: December 26, 2021, 07:31:03 PM »

From RRP's FB page:

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Thanks for the postcards, D36 and D27! The last time we posted, the two eaglets were crossing paths on the Turkey River near Clermont, Iowa. D27 came back to the Decorah area in late November and has been looping around it ever since! She flew west to farm country, turned south to Spillville, cut back through Calmar, checked out a favorite river valley just south of the hatchery, and flew back to the Ten-Mile Creek area, where she remains as of this post.

Almost ready to nest?
If you've been following D27 for a while, you might have noticed that she's putting on fewer miles. While different eagles have different flight patterns, bald eagles in general tend to become more sedentary as they age. D27 will turn five this spring: old enough to attract a mate, establish a territory, and start a family of her own. We don't know whether she'll settle down - not every eagle or falcon starts a family as soon as they reach sexual maturity - but we're crossing our talons that her transmitter will remain active long enough for us to see where she nests.

D36 near Waterloo, Iowa
D36 followed his half-sister north as far as Postville. He stayed in the Postville area for several days before flying south to the Cedar River southeast of Waterloo. While this hasn't been a hugely popular spot with our eagles - D14 and D36 are the only two Decorah eagles we've spotted here - I've been told it is an excellent spot to see eagles. With winter finally here, I'm curious to see whether he remains in the area or takes the Cedar down to the Mississippi River. Followers might remember that he spent some time down near Columbus Junction last winter. This is an excellent location that sometimes seems as much water as earth, especially in the spring. But with Iowa weather forecast to be (relatively) warm in January, D36 might chose to remain where he is or even fly north toward Decorah if larger rivers and creeks stay open.

As always, a thousand thousand thanks to Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their maps, data, and expertise with us. To explore the travels of any of the eagles we've tracked, visit our interactive maps at https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/. Fly high and stay warm, D27 and D36...and don't forget to write!



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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #2312 on: December 26, 2021, 08:04:07 PM »

 :)
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #2313 on: December 27, 2021, 05:47:53 AM »

T40 - Thanks for the update on our traveling D's, and for the videos of Mom & DM2.  :-*

STL - Fingers crossed for more sticks.   :)

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #2314 on: December 27, 2021, 11:31:57 AM »

T40, is it possible that D27 or D36 may be part of the eagle group that has been hanging around the North nest?  I don't know where the North nest is but you may be able to determine if they have been tracked near the nest.  It would be nice to think that we may have gotten a sighting of them on the North cam. :)

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #2315 on: December 27, 2021, 01:35:06 PM »

jas - I don't know where DNN is, but nest watchers should always be on the lookout for an antenna and/or leg band on guest eagles. ;)
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #2316 on: December 27, 2021, 03:19:19 PM »

Love the Christmas postcards from our travelers! Thanks, T40.
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
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #2317 on: December 27, 2021, 04:08:50 PM »

Mom on M2 this afternoon.  She flew across the retention pond, and then perched in a tree close to the stream.






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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #2318 on: December 27, 2021, 04:19:05 PM »

Cam Ops found Mom on the ground with a huge trout.  She ate some, and then flew off. 






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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #2319 on: December 27, 2021, 04:23:33 PM »

Another eagle showed up after Mom flew off, and it looks like it could be DM2?




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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #2320 on: December 27, 2021, 05:25:01 PM »

Lisa, love those closeups of Mom and maybe DM2.  What's the deal with the huge trout she is getting out of the retention pond?  Are they alive when caught?

T40 thanks for posting the blips from D27 and D36.  Great to know they are not far from Decorah.  I've never noticed bands or transmitters or antennas on any of the North nest visitors.  Surely we'd get a post if someone saw something like that.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #2321 on: December 27, 2021, 06:05:56 PM »

Lisa, love those closeups of Mom and maybe DM2.  What's the deal with the huge trout she is getting out of the retention pond?  Are they alive when caught?

T40 thanks for posting the blips from D27 and D36.  Great to know they are not far from Decorah.  I've never noticed bands or transmitters or antennas on any of the North nest visitors.  Surely we'd get a post if someone saw something like that.

STL -  I am not positive about the fish in the retention pond, but I kinda thought some may be live and maybe some dead.

 If I am wrong, please someone correct me!  :)

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #2322 on: December 28, 2021, 03:24:01 PM »

Turned into a snowy day at Decorah.  Rewind to a view of the stream with sitting bench and you'll see a large fish body on the ground. Probably the one from yesterday.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #2323 on: December 28, 2021, 03:49:46 PM »

Turned into a snowy day at Decorah.  Rewind to a view of the stream with sitting bench and you'll see a large fish body on the ground. Probably the one from yesterday.

STL - I think that was the fish from yesterday.  I wonder if Mom and DM2 will come back for it when the snow melts.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #2324 on: December 28, 2021, 06:25:41 PM »

Lisa, the fish will still be fresh if they do!

Oops, I posted the same pic twice just above.