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STLbf

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #675 on: March 28, 2021, 10:49:32 AM »

Good morning pics, Lisa.  Here's the full moon setting at the bluffs. The closeups show how fast the moon is really moving. Thanks to the cam ops!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #676 on: March 28, 2021, 11:06:20 AM »

Good morning pics, Lisa.  Here's the full moon setting at the bluffs. The closeups show how fast the moon is really moving. Thanks to the cam ops!

Great shot of the moon!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #677 on: March 31, 2021, 07:19:52 AM »

A few morning pics from Decorah - Pretty sunrise, and geese flying in for their morning dip in the retention pond





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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #678 on: March 31, 2021, 03:04:14 PM »

Just getting caught up again after a few days away.  Great pics Lisa and STLbf!  I agree on thinking that was Mom on the nest a few days ago.  Too bad we didn't get a close up of the iris to double check. And I loved the blue heron pic!  I walk on the trail that goes around my subdivision and one day about 2 weeks ago I came up on one sitting by a pond.  I took video of it until it finally flew away.  I had no idea they can roost in trees! 

Haven't had an opportunity to go into the DN site yet - can't wait to see the 2 new hatchlings!  Hope their feathered family does well this year.  So glad we have the north nest to watch!
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #679 on: March 31, 2021, 04:56:03 PM »

Thanks, NW

Those two at Decorah North are adorable!  You need to pop in, and see those cuties. 

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #680 on: March 31, 2021, 10:03:10 PM »

Evening Sun -- perhaps it's the subadult that later landed on N2B


Sunset


Subadult on N2B around 7:43 p.m.


Inspecting the UFO


Moved some sticks around


It was there around 11 minutes.  It flew up to the Skywalk a couple of times and also to the branch right beside the mic where it sounded like it was really manhandling it.  It traveled out of sight up the Skywalk.  I didn't watch after that so I didn't hear if it flew off.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #681 on: April 01, 2021, 04:49:59 AM »

Great pics, Ginger!

Hmm, yesterday evening around 5'ish, I mentioned on explore that I thought I heard someone land near N2B.  Wonder if it was the SA, and it has been sitting up there all that time till it came down. 

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #682 on: April 01, 2021, 07:40:42 AM »

Thanks for the great pics this morning, Ginger.  I watched the SA live - beautiful!
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #683 on: April 01, 2021, 08:29:13 AM »

SA arrived back at the nest this morning, was poking around, and even took a peek to see what was under the nest from the skywalk branch.





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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #684 on: April 01, 2021, 08:31:11 AM »

Great pics, Ginger!

Hmm, yesterday evening around 5'ish, I mentioned on explore that I thought I heard someone land near N2B.  Wonder if it was the SA, and it has been sitting up there all that time till it came down.

Thanks, Lisa.  The cam found the SA on N2B just after we heard it land, but it could have arrived earlier at the Skywalk and just flown down to the nest when we heard it.

Oh, I see the SA returned this morning.  Nice pics, Lisa.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #685 on: April 01, 2021, 08:31:55 AM »

Great pics, Ginger!

Hmm, yesterday evening around 5'ish, I mentioned on explore that I thought I heard someone land near N2B.  Wonder if it was the SA, and it has been sitting up there all that time till it came down.

Thanks, Lisa.  The cam found the SA on N2B just after we heard it land, but it could have arrived earlier at the Skywalk and just flown down to the nest when we heard it.

Oh, I see the SA returned this morning.  Nice pics, Lisa.

Thanks, Ginger

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #686 on: April 01, 2021, 09:05:30 AM »

SA on Maple2 accompanied by a Red-winged blackbird




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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #687 on: April 01, 2021, 09:39:45 AM »

Great pics Lisa & Ginger!  Wonder if the SA was one of Mom's and Dad's.  I know, we always wonder that when we see a relatively young eagle visit the nest.  It would be so neat to know though. Judging from its markings, it could have been in the last clutch they had or the year before that possibly.  It's comforting to know that their legacy is alive and flying somewhere.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #688 on: April 01, 2021, 01:17:54 PM »

Great pics Lisa & Ginger!  Wonder if the SA was one of Mom's and Dad's.  I know, we always wonder that when we see a relatively young eagle visit the nest.  It would be so neat to know though. Judging from its markings, it could have been in the last clutch they had or the year before that possibly.  It's comforting to know that their legacy is alive and flying somewhere.

Thanks, NW

Whoever they were, they sure were beautiful!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #689 on: April 01, 2021, 01:44:06 PM »

Visiting N2B and M2?! I'm thinking/wishing that's not a coincidence and the SA knows its way around the local landmarks. ;)
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