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Ginger52

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #765 on: April 19, 2021, 06:03:26 PM »

4-18-21 ~ Day Trip to Decorah:  Yay, Yay, Yay!!!
Story and photo by Robin Brumm

I went to Decorah today.  I know it is only two weeks since the hatch, and wasn’t expecting to be able to see the eaglets yet, but since it was a nice day and I decided to take a chance and just check.
 
When I got there, DM2 was on the nest.  I couldn’t see any eaglets, but it looked like things were pretty quiet.  I waited quite a while and saw DM2 looking down.  I zoomed in and there was an eaglet sitting upright in front of DM2. Yay!  I snapped a few more photos … wait ... another eaglet!! Yay, Yay!! … 2 bobbleheads!   DM2 got up and started to feed.  Looking through my binoculars I scanned the nest for little eaglet heads.  DM2 kept feeding, one, two, hmmm is that a third one? I couldn’t tell.  DM2 settled into the nest and things were quiet again.
 
After a little while, Mom flew into the nest, and DM2 flew off to the dead tree nearby.  A few minutes later mom looked down and I could see eaglets in front of her.  I took a photo and looked at it, and saw 3 bobbleheads!!   Yay, Yay, YAY!!!  Mom got up and began feeding, then settled back down in the nest.  I watched and waited and after a short time, she called out and then flew off the nest.  That must have been her "taking a short fly-about break" message, because within a few minutes DM2 flew to the nearby dead tree, preened a bit, and then flew to the nest.  I wished I could have stayed longer and gotten elebenty billion more photos, but it was getting cloudier, the breeze was picking up, and I needed to head home.  I looked around (to make sure no one was nearby) and then I said in my loudest whisper voice, “Way to go Mom and DM2 ... Congrats!!”  I then said my goodbyes to them and Decorah’s newest trio … D37, D38 & D39.   I promise to be back soon!

RRP greatly appreciates Robin's observations, as well as her photos which are copyrighted, and remind you that they may not be downloaded without her express written permission.  Thanks, Robin!


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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #766 on: April 19, 2021, 06:14:46 PM »

Thanks for the post, Ginger!

Congrats to Mom and DM2 on D37, 38 & 39!!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #767 on: April 19, 2021, 08:55:02 PM »

Thank you, Ginger and thank you, Robin! Very exciting news! I`m so happy to see the precious little ones D37, D38, and D39! :D :D :D
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
REMEMBERING A GREAT MAN, 7-27-2015.  SOAR HIGH AND FREE, BOB
Dad Decorah, always loved and remembered

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #768 on: April 19, 2021, 09:54:10 PM »

Thanks for the post Ginger! How exciting!!!!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #769 on: April 20, 2021, 09:02:28 AM »

I predict fishing lessons for the 2021 eaglets at the retention pond. :) :) :) :)

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #770 on: April 20, 2021, 09:07:20 AM »

Sure hope you're right, jaspurr!
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
REMEMBERING A GREAT MAN, 7-27-2015.  SOAR HIGH AND FREE, BOB
Dad Decorah, always loved and remembered

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #771 on: April 20, 2021, 09:09:52 AM »

Time to reserve your front row seats for "pond front" view at ATF?

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #772 on: April 20, 2021, 09:22:17 AM »

Time to reserve your front row seats for "pond front" view at ATF?

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I can't wait Puff....got my chair all loaded in the car and ready to go!  :D

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #773 on: April 20, 2021, 09:27:46 AM »

Time to reserve your front row seats for "pond front" view at ATF?

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 ;D

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I can't wait Puff....got my chair all loaded in the car and ready to go!  :D

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #774 on: April 20, 2021, 10:00:36 AM »

Great news from Robin Brumm about three eaglets for Mom and DM2. What a photo! Thanks for posting here, too.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #775 on: April 20, 2021, 11:03:38 AM »

I'm not crying. You're crying.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #776 on: April 20, 2021, 11:12:58 AM »

Robin, thank you so much for acting on your intuition and getting us the photo of the three babies. You said it all - Yay! Yay! Yay!   ;D

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #777 on: April 20, 2021, 11:47:21 AM »

Puff, save me a seat.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #778 on: April 20, 2021, 12:31:32 PM »

A couple screen shots from Decorah this morning - Sunrise, and a big birdy, eagle maybe, flying down stream again early this morning


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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #779 on: April 21, 2021, 02:31:52 PM »

Thank you, Robin and Ginger. It was wonderful seeing the babies!!!