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angelolady

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #870 on: May 12, 2021, 10:40:13 PM »

eburg, you made me LOL  Great to see you.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #871 on: May 13, 2021, 06:31:43 AM »

Another mystery this morning - what is the bird, unseen, noise at about 615a.m.?
Didn't see anyone at Decorah cam.  Could have been chirping from kestral nest>

Anyone?

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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #872 on: May 13, 2021, 06:42:29 AM »

Another mystery this morning - what is the bird, unseen, noise at about 615a.m.?
Didn't see anyone at Decorah cam.  Could have been chirping from kestral nest>

Anyone?

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I didn't notice, Puff, sorry  :(

LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #873 on: May 13, 2021, 06:44:03 AM »

Decorah sunrise, and Mom on M2


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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #874 on: May 13, 2021, 06:54:22 AM »

Mystery solved.  Went back to review of kestrel box - Watched again, around 6:15.  Mom does stand away from little ones for viewing.  Also holds up breakfast, mouse. She leaves the box but returns.  At this point she starts to prepare the meal and feed the little ones.  They are the ones making the new chirp.  Mom still doing the shaky display.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #875 on: May 13, 2021, 05:22:05 PM »

That goose wont be back if its smart.  No one returns to these nests after being chased by mom.  That raccoon from a few years ago is still running.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #876 on: May 14, 2021, 07:19:50 AM »

Looks like it was Mom who was sitting in the pine, till a banging noise at the hatchery scared her and she flew over to M2 (behind the leaves)




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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #877 on: May 14, 2021, 11:35:45 AM »

Lisa, that's a great take-off pic this morning!

Cam ops caught a great blue heron in one of the trees near the hatchery (I think) early today, too.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #878 on: May 14, 2021, 12:39:05 PM »

Lisa, that's a great take-off pic this morning!

Cam ops caught a great blue heron in one of the trees near the hatchery (I think) early today, too.

Thanks, STL!

Love the pic of the GBH in the treetop!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #879 on: May 14, 2021, 01:10:05 PM »

Decorah Eagles. Nightly visits at N2B - explore.org 05-13-2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6W3bgemBGU
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #880 on: May 14, 2021, 07:58:30 PM »

Decorah Eagles. Nightly visits at N2B - explore.org 05-13-2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6W3bgemBGU

I was hoping the video was night visits from Mom  :-\  Talons crossed they come back next season.  Mr. Squirrel looks pretty rough (mange)?  The mice can't find ANY food, it's pretty much cleaned up.  thanks for posting my friend!
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #881 on: May 15, 2021, 03:17:37 AM »

Quite correct, STLbf. The ground below N2B would be no harder than any typical forest floor, other than having a few more dead branches and such lying about. It is far better than the typical fall for cliff-nesting Barnacle geese described in the NatGeo link below (three free articles per month).

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/how-barnacle-geese-survive-extreme-falls?cmpid=int_org=ngp::int_mc=website::int_src=ngp::int_cmp=amp::int_add=amp_readtherest

The concern of many seems to be the height of the tree. Above a certain point, height is irrelevant. Like a cotton ball instead of a brick, a newly-hatched bird reaches terminal velocity, i.e. its maximum falling speed through air, within the first few feet. Big webbed feet, fluffy feathers and hollow bones all combine to make a package that falls relatively slowly through air. In addition those new bones are mostly cartilage and flex upon impact.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/toughlittlebirds.com/2014/05/19/ducklings-with-superpowers/amp/

In short, the threat to the goslings was at the top of the tree, not the bottom.

Becky said to me today that the goose was unlikely to return. I said "at least not in one piece."

 
Thanks to Forum posters for caring so much about the Canada goose who's interested in N2B. Great info!

One comment about possible landing place for goslings should any ever hatch in the N2B nest. There's woods under the nest, so goslings would land on approximately the same kind of ground as wood ducklings typically do.  Goslings weigh very little, also, so could bounce in the leaf litter.  That said, I have never attended ATF, so do not have first-hand knowledge, only what I have seen on videos and pics of the Decorah site. Set me right, please, if this is incorrect. 

It's not likely that Mom or DM2 will allow geese to nest at N2B anyhow! Because N1 is completely gone, N2B is the best place for eagle fledglings to hang out while learning to fish at the hatchery.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #882 on: May 15, 2021, 03:30:31 AM »

Short visit to the new nest Friday. One E was wingercizing. One parent was on a side branch, then joined the other and both soared above. Gentle breezes and nice sun gave them great thermals. Sorry, too distant for soaring video.

Wingercizing: https://youtu.be/3Q3joiaVilA

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #883 on: May 15, 2021, 05:15:01 AM »

iverburl - Thank you so much for the video from N3!  Nice to see the new D's wingercizing and looking good.   :)

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #884 on: May 15, 2021, 05:16:23 AM »

Decorah Eagles. Nightly visits at N2B - explore.org 05-13-2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6W3bgemBGU

I was hoping the video was night visits from Mom  :-\  Talons crossed they come back next season.  Mr. Squirrel looks pretty rough (mange)?  The mice can't find ANY food, it's pretty much cleaned up.  thanks for posting my friend!

T40 - Thanks for posting the video.....Lori, I agree, Mr Squirrel is looking a lil mangey.