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NWargo01

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #660 on: March 23, 2021, 09:46:20 AM »

Familiar nests in this video released today!

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I clicked on the link for the video of Eagle Chicks but what came up was "Cat Spa Day" . That video is very funny but it's not eagle chicks! lol ;D

Yeah, I got the same thing too.  Funny as heck though!  ;D
My spirit will never be broken or caught, for the soul is a free flying thing, like an eagle that needs neither comfort or thought to rise up on glorious wings.

NWargo01

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #661 on: March 23, 2021, 10:41:55 AM »

Lisa, nice pic of the retention pond. All of our snow is gone and we're solidly in the 50s & 60s every day now, so I was surprised to see that much snow still on the ground.  Great pics all, including the 'lil squirrel.

T40, thanks for giving us updates on D27 & D36!  I love that we can see their travels and how many times they are actually not far from the natal nest.

BL, loved the pic of the bears fishing!  They were having a field day.  :)  (Also loved that the eagles were referred to as Sacred Bald Eagles.)

Ginger, awesome pics of Mom breaking for lunch.

We may not have Mom & DM2 on N2B, but we're getting great pics and info nevertheless.  Thanks to everyone for taking the time to contribute!
My spirit will never be broken or caught, for the soul is a free flying thing, like an eagle that needs neither comfort or thought to rise up on glorious wings.

LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #662 on: March 23, 2021, 11:58:15 AM »

NW - Thanks.  We have been having some nice weather here too. 

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #663 on: March 23, 2021, 04:25:52 PM »

A lil bit ago on rewind, an eagle came up from over the bluff and then flew to a tree where Mom & DM2 always sit.  It looks like it could be DM2, but hard to tell in the rain.




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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #664 on: March 23, 2021, 04:27:17 PM »

Here's a BE in the pine trees atop the bluffs, not sure which set of bluffs, but about 4PM. I'm guessing it's Mom, in the rain. Lisa just posted a pic and a guess that it's DM2.

Around noon, the cam ops got some closeups of red-winged blackbird males calling and displaying their red and yellow wing patches, in the tall grass next to the Retention Pond. Also a crow feasting on a dead fish on the bank. Hard for me to get a good pic, so I will leave that to the others.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #665 on: March 24, 2021, 12:11:56 PM »

Great Blue Heron on top of the trees

STLbf

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #666 on: March 24, 2021, 12:47:03 PM »

 Great pic, Lisa.  To me, GBHs look out of place when up in trees! But they even nest in trees sometimes.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #667 on: March 24, 2021, 01:00:32 PM »

Great pic, Lisa.  To me, GBHs look out of place when up in trees! But they even nest in trees sometimes.

Thanks, STL

Yes, they do.  I see lots of them in the trees where I live, and their nest are kinda small too. 

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #668 on: March 26, 2021, 07:28:26 AM »

A few morning pics from Decorah - Thank you cam operators




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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #669 on: March 27, 2021, 07:30:57 AM »

After a decade of watching, not seeing this nest activity feels strange and sad.  Kind of fits in with this strange and challenging year. Sure hope Mom, DM2 and the eaglets have a safe season and that there's live activity to view after fledges. I'm grateful for any pics and comments posted here, on the ground reports, and for the beautiful DNN family. Thanks RRP!
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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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #670 on: March 27, 2021, 08:04:41 AM »

After a decade of watching, not seeing this nest activity feels strange and sad.  Kind of fits in with this strange and challenging year. Sure hope Mom, DM2 and the eaglets have a safe season and that there's live activity to view after fledges. I'm grateful for any pics and comments posted here, on the ground reports, and for the beautiful DNN family. Thanks RRP!

I have not been watching as long as you, nan, but I feel the same way!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #671 on: March 27, 2021, 11:12:41 AM »

On rewind about 25 minutes ago - An eagle flew to the pond branch, perched for a bit, and flies over lands on N2B and looks very much like a wet Mom.  Pokes around in the nest for a bit, and then gets on the skywalk. Never saw them leave, so they may be higher up than the cam is showing.







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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #672 on: March 27, 2021, 11:28:28 AM »

Lisa, great pics. I'd say Mom, too.

I've been watching the 2 eaglets at DNN this morning! Betcha got pics of them already.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #673 on: March 27, 2021, 01:06:59 PM »

Lisa, great pics. I'd say Mom, too.

I've been watching the 2 eaglets at DNN this morning! Betcha got pics of them already.

LOL, I do....getting ready to post a few.  They are too stinkin' cute!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #674 on: March 28, 2021, 06:48:29 AM »

Sunrise in Decorah...looks to be a nice day!


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