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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #915 on: May 18, 2021, 08:04:31 AM »

I am loving this morning routine from whom I assume is Mom....on Maple2, then off, so nice we get to see her


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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #916 on: May 18, 2021, 09:27:39 AM »

I am loving this morning routine from whom I assume is Mom....on Maple2, then off, so nice we get to see her


And that bodes well for us seeing her when we're relaxing by the retention pond!  Glad she's a creature of habit...so am I! 
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.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #917 on: May 18, 2021, 11:37:53 AM »

BL's gonna have to step you through the Download Google Earth Map option. It has so many cool features. I just can't keep that software on my machine because it's such a memory hog. And Amy needs to update it to add D24. (I've certainly suggested a whole lot of headaches for Amy, haven't I? In her spare time... ;D)

Let me see if I can explain the current state of the RRP "Explore! > Eagle Maps".
It's a little wonky & outdated compared to the way it used to work.

I'm going to use D27 for my example:
When you 1st get to the map page > under Map Controls > check just D27 >
Download Google Earth Map > Save File > you'll get a file called D27Map.kml (that's what you import into Google Earth).

Unfortunately in GE you would get D27's track & pings from November of 2020.  ???
Not the current April 2021 track & pings that appear on the list & map for some reason.
(That's the way it used to work however).

If you use the date range drop down [3/1/21 to 3/31/21] ▼ > SUBMIT >
The list & map will change to those dates.

Back under Map Controls > check just D27 >
Download Google Earth Map > Save File > you will get the correct D27 track & pings for March of 2021 Google Earth .kml file.

There is currently no way to download D27's 'current' April 2021 map data that I've been able to figure out.

You have to wait until some May 2021 data is populated in the list and the April data gets added to the date range drop down [4/1/21 to 4/30/21] ▼ before you can download April's data.

My latest downloaded track data for D27 is from March of 2021.
My "home tracking map" is always 1 month behind now.

It did not use to be this way. Whatever was in the list (even if a partial month) was downloaded when I selected the blue Download Google Earth Map link next to D27.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #918 on: May 18, 2021, 12:29:59 PM »

Thank you, BL! ;)
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #919 on: May 18, 2021, 12:33:28 PM »

BL and T40...thank you for explaining, but I will just wait for your posts on the maps!   :D

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #920 on: May 18, 2021, 07:54:46 PM »

Don't you know we'd rather be in the field climbing, banding and observing this expanding population of raptors.    8)

Bob sipping a brew from above is smiling so hard his cheeks hurt just watching the way you yeoman's are caring & carrying on.

Climb for your purpose or just for the hell of it but always climb safely for you.
A wise climber once told me as he yodeled smiling into the chasm 

Outstanding!
We sincerely mean that RRP.  :-*

The pushing forward of past Eagle tracking data for non-scientific purposes I totally get. It is not a priority at all.

We just wish we could vicariously fly with the Decorah D's in a more timely manner on our own maps.   
Our own tail feather tracks have been a wee bit more curtailed of late.   
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #921 on: May 19, 2021, 07:10:59 AM »

Early morning visitors at N2B, looks to be a family of squirrels




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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #922 on: May 19, 2021, 07:20:56 AM »

Looks like Mom on the pine this morning, she stayed for a bit and then flew off






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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #923 on: May 19, 2021, 12:33:32 PM »

From RRP's FB page: (Don't miss the photos!)

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5-15-21 ~ Day Trip to Decorah
Story and photos by Robin Brumm.

I last went to Decorah 2 weeks ago, so of course, I had to go on Saturday.  RRP believes that the eaglets started hatching around April 4th or 5th.  That would make D37 about 6 weeks old now. The eaglets grow so fast, I didn’t want to wait too long to go visit. I think I picked the gloomiest day to go, but any time I get to see the DE family is a good day!
   
When I got to the new nest (N3) Mom was on the nest and D37, D38 & D39 were all sleeping.  I had checked the cam earlier and Mom had been at the hatchery, so maybe they were all in a food coma!  I could see mom in the middle of the nest, and a lump of feathers on her left, and a lump of feathers on her right.  As I was watching I saw a wing stretch by one of the eaglets, and it whacked Mom on the head!  It didn’t even phase her.  Mom is always so patient with her eaglets.
 
After quite a while, Mom flew off, did a fly about, and flew back and landed in the tree next to the nest tree. One of the eaglets got up to stretch and did a little wingercising.  It stood there looking out over Mom and DM2’s territory imprinting on everything as far as the eagle eye could see.  Mom eventually flew back to N3 and landed on a bouncy branch above the nest. All three eaglets got up and were moving around the nest.  When they walk, they always remind me of someone pacing the floor with their hands behind their backs, lol.

Mom kept an eye on the eaglets from above for a while.  All of a sudden she called out.  I looked over to the dead tree and DM2 had flown in.  Mom must have been saying hello, lol.  A few minutes later, Mom flew off and DM2 flew to the bouncy branch above the nest.  The eaglets were up and down and flapping their wings, moving some nesting materials around, and napping.  Finally, Mom flew into the nest.  I believe she had food because it looked like there was a short feeding going on. A few minutes later, Mom flew to another branch of the nest tree.  All three eaglets were up, and it was a perfect opportunity to get a photo of the whole family!  Mom didn’t stay long though before she flew to the nearby dead tree.  DM2 followed but flew off. 

The eaglets finally settled down for another nap, so I decided that it was a good time to head home.  I’m hoping the next time I am able to visit I will see more wingercising.  I love to see the white patterns under their wings.  Wingpits are one of my favorite eaglet things, lol.

Note:  When the new nest was first found, I was asked by RRP to help positively ID the eagles as Mom and DM2, so I was shown where the nest was.  Although the nest is on private property, it can be viewed from a very long distance away on public property.  I zoom in as far as my camera can go, and then usually crop the pictures a little to make them bigger to see.

RRP appreciates Robin's generosity in sharing her photos and reminds you they are copyrighted and may not be downloaded without her express written permission.   Thank you, Robin!
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #924 on: May 19, 2021, 12:49:05 PM »

T40, thanks for the update on a Robin Brumm visit to N3!

Cam ops were having some fun with closeups this morning, and good views of the sitting area at the hatchery creek.  I would sit right on that bench if I ever could attend ATF.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #925 on: May 19, 2021, 01:08:07 PM »

T40, thanks for the update on a Robin Brumm visit to N3!

Cam ops were having some fun with closeups this morning, and good views of the sitting area at the hatchery creek.  I would sit right on that bench if I ever could attend ATF.

STL - Great pics, and a nice lil tour today from the cam ops!  I hope to be sitting on that bench in July.  :)

T40 - Thanks for the RRP post on Robin's day trip.  I loved the family photo she added with her post!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #926 on: May 20, 2021, 12:31:42 PM »

A few pics of the squirrel family at N2B.  They are very active early in the morning. And, the GBH on the treetop.




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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #927 on: May 20, 2021, 01:01:22 PM »

T40, RRP, and Robin, thanks so much for bringing over Robin's update from the RRP page. I especially liked her description of eaglets pacing with "hands" behind their backs.
These updates are even more appreciated this year because we have no cams. I hope the property owners will be agreeable to have cameras next year because I suspect that N2B is now just a vacation home.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #928 on: May 20, 2021, 09:40:05 PM »

Thanks for the input Puff and T40 and your thoughts about the upright branches and lack of shade (at present?) in N3.  Have had very little time to pop in and catch up on the N3 news.  SO happy whenever there is a new report.  Many thanks to those with the good cameras and the time to watch for a good shot.  Am learning there is a dead tree very close to N3 tree it seems.  Is the N3 tree on its own decline or just late to leaf out?  Would be a nice surprise if Mom and DM2 change their minds and return to some really great trees with nesting potential by hatchery next season.     

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #929 on: May 21, 2021, 07:51:28 AM »

Mom has been up and down on Maple2 since about 6:21 am.