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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2021, 03:29:11 PM »

Great pics MpMom, Lisa, Matisse and STL!

Thanks, tig and great pic!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2021, 04:27:02 PM »

Great pics MpMom, Lisa, Matisse and STL!

Thanks, tig and great pic!

thanks for your answer Lisa and MpMom ;D

LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2021, 04:33:00 PM »

Got busy Matisse but glad Lisa could answer you.
I love R.T's. I have a few here too.

I figured you got busy, so was hoping you didn't mind me answering.  :D

Great pic!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2021, 08:02:08 PM »

Could some one help me set my 2021 RRP Forum tab on my tool bar so that it opens at my last viewing?   I was able to update my tab so that it takes me to the 2021 forum but it starts me at the top of page 1 rather than my last viewing. (I know we do this year after year ... but I'm older and forget  :-\)

Let me see if I can get oldguy from the Beak to come help.

Good Evening Everyone - yes it is time to post the new bookmarks for 2021 - these bookmarks will return you to the forum at the last message you had open the previous visit.

Decorah Eagles 2021 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2687.new.html#new

Decorah North Nest 2021 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2688.new.html#new

Beak Room 2021 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2689.new.html#new

Cheers 2021 Forum    https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?topic=2690.new.html#new

I am posting this in all 4 forums...
SE Iowa - Grew up within 40 miles of Decorah

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #49 on: January 08, 2021, 10:53:23 AM »

RRP Facebook Page -- 10:28 a.m. 1/8/21

Where have the Decorah Eagles been? We have an update for you after several weeks of observation in the vicinity of N2B and a relatively new eagle nest within what we would describe as their territory. We will start by clarifying that we are not disclosing the location of this nest at the request of the property owner. The new nest is within the typical bald eagle territorial area of up to 6 square miles. Unfortunately, it is not within view of any cameras we have near the fish hatchery.

Are these really the Decorah Eagles?

We have spent hours watching this nest with powerful spotting scopes and cameras. We agree, as do several of our Decorah Eagle experts, that they look like Mom and DM2. What do we base that on?

- Their head feathers and beak shape and color are consistent with Mom and DM2.
- When they are at the hatchery, we have not seen them at the new nest and vis-versa.
- While our team was watching on January 7, a single male eagle perched at the hatchery bluff took off. 15 minutes later, I observed a male eagle joining the female eagle perched in a branch above the new nest. The female eagle dropped down to the nest and they worked on the nest for a bit. The two got a bit frisky and lunged beaks at one other, something we've often seen Mom and DM2 do.
- And of course Mom and DM are not spending as much time at N2B, the maple tree, or roosting near N2B as they did in late 2020 and other seasons.

We believe that Mom and DM2 built a new nest within their territory and that they will most likely nest there this year, although we won't know for sure until they lay eggs. We will continue to observe the two nests in this territory and are continuing our search of the area to rule out any other potential nest sites.

Will you be able to stream them?

That all depends on the property owners. A distant camera won't give us the close-ups of nest life that we enjoyed at N2B, but we could install one. Long time watchers will remember that Jim Womeldorf set up a long distance camera in 2013, the year they moved to N2. However, we also need to have access to the property and a willing partner. We're working on it, but we can't guarantee it.

So, what does this mean for the Decorah Eagle live cam? While we wait and work on access, we will continue monitoring the new nest area and N2B. Mom Decorah will most likely decide to lay her eggs at one of these two locations, and we sure hope she chooses N2B!

If you would like to watch eagles while we wait to see what happens, please visit our Decorah North Eagle cam at https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/. While I miss watching Mom and DM2, Mr. North and DNF have been very busy with nestorations and we love the diversity of wildlife we see at this nest.

Sue and Benny Bruhling first located this nest in early December. We thank them for sharing the location with us. More thanks to Robin Brumm and our camera operators for their help monitoring and ID'ing the eagles, and to our Eagle Council for sharing their invaluable expertise and knowledge.

https://www.facebook.com/RaptorResourceProject/videos/321051512492339


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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2021, 11:11:12 AM »

I say leave them be, they chose to leave. I love them enough to let them go.

LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2021, 11:20:35 AM »

Thank you, Ginger :)

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #52 on: January 08, 2021, 11:58:27 AM »

GM everyone! I love the pics! It always amazes me to see Great Blue Herons in Decorah this time of year. I know there is plenty of running water and fish, but it is still odd to see them in the snow!

On the Red-tailed hawks: those appear to be adults, based on eye color, and you can just see their belly bands (high up on their chests), which is my favorite front field mark. My favorite book for at-a-distance if remains 'Hawks from Every Angle'. I think it can't be beat for ID.

Amy

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #53 on: January 08, 2021, 12:03:57 PM »

Old Guy thank you so much.  This worked!  I now open to the proper spot.  Happy New year to you.  And thank you for including the North nest.  Looks like I'm Going to be hanging out there this winter.
NC almost SC   USA

LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #54 on: January 08, 2021, 12:16:27 PM »

GM everyone! I love the pics! It always amazes me to see Great Blue Herons in Decorah this time of year. I know there is plenty of running water and fish, but it is still odd to see them in the snow!

On the Red-tailed hawks: those appear to be adults, based on eye color, and you can just see their belly bands (high up on their chests), which is my favorite front field mark. My favorite book for at-a-distance if remains 'Hawks from Every Angle'. I think it can't be beat for ID.

Amy

Thanks, Amy....will have to check that book out!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2021, 01:32:50 PM »

The book, Hawks from Every Angle sells for @19.95 at Amazon Smile (so your purchase benefits RRP).
Might also be available from the Half-price online store. I will look.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #56 on: January 08, 2021, 02:05:45 PM »

Half Price Books online at www.hpb.com
Hawks from Every Angle is currently out of stock. Pic shows the author and book cover.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #57 on: January 08, 2021, 02:18:41 PM »

We will be holding a scheduled chat on Monday, 1-11-21, 9-11 am CDT. Amy and John may stop in to help answer any questions that chatters have about the new nest or anything eagle. Please stop in for a visit and say hello. Go here to chat: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

We look forward to seeing you.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #58 on: January 08, 2021, 02:35:04 PM »

I was in rewind and wanted to snip a pic of yesterday's red-tailed hawk pair.  I caught the second hawk flying in.  Not the sharpest pic, but you can see the 2nd hawk's pretty red tail as it arrives.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #59 on: January 08, 2021, 02:47:06 PM »

We will be holding a scheduled chat on Monday, 1-11-21, 9-11 am CDT. Amy and John may stop in to help answer any questions that chatters have about the new nest or anything eagle. Please stop in for a visit and say hello. Go here to chat: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

We look forward to seeing you.

Thank you, Jf