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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1020 on: June 10, 2021, 11:42:14 AM »

Hey everybirdy, this is Supermom we're talking about!

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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1021 on: June 10, 2021, 12:54:56 PM »

A few random pics from Decorah this morning - GBH on treetop, peaceful view, corn is starting to pop up, and a Mourning dove at the Y









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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1022 on: June 10, 2021, 02:05:21 PM »

Beautiful pics, Lisa and all others!  Love the dove.  Mom is sure keeping her eyes on the N2B area lately.  Won't be long until her eaglets will be coming to visit!   For the excitement to come, see what's happening at the North nest today!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1023 on: June 10, 2021, 02:22:25 PM »

Hey everybirdy, this is Supermom we're talking about!
True story!!!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1024 on: June 10, 2021, 02:24:12 PM »

The Decorah North parents don't spend much time on the nest these days.  It's mostly to just drop off food.  DNF did spent quite a bit of time yesterday but that was unusual and I wondered if it was because there was an intruder in the area.  Regarding spending the night, DNF has only spent one of the last four nights perched at the nest.
You're correct. DNF spending the night at the nest was odd the other night since she hadn't done it in a while.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1025 on: June 10, 2021, 03:29:40 PM »

Just a gut feeling, but I have felt since they built N3 that Mom didn't really want to move.  She loves the hatchery area and isn't bothered by people, unlike DM2 who is very shy or just plain bothered by humans being too close.  I think he wanted the new nest away from us humans and the street traffic, and because her natural instincts are to procreate, she went along with it.  It will be interesting to see where they nest next season. 
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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1026 on: June 11, 2021, 07:35:04 AM »

Just a gut feeling, but I have felt since they built N3 that Mom didn't really want to move.  She loves the hatchery area and isn't bothered by people, unlike DM2 who is very shy or just plain bothered by humans being too close.  I think he wanted the new nest away from us humans and the street traffic, and because her natural instincts are to procreate, she went along with it.  It will be interesting to see where they nest next season.

Agree, NW

LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1027 on: June 11, 2021, 07:40:09 AM »

A few morning pics from Decorah - Not sure if they are juvie GBH's or some other kind of herons, and Mom behind the leaves - Thanks cam ops  :)






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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1028 on: June 11, 2021, 08:09:34 AM »

A few morning pics from Decorah - Not sure if they are juvie GBH's or some other kind of herons, and Mom behind the leaves.




Shorter necks and legs, so not GBH. Perhaps green herons?
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Green_Heron/id

« Last Edit: June 11, 2021, 08:13:23 AM by iverburl »
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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1029 on: June 11, 2021, 08:43:11 AM »

A few morning pics from Decorah - Not sure if they are juvie GBH's or some other kind of herons, and Mom behind the leaves.




Shorter necks and legs, so not GBH. Perhaps green herons?
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Green_Heron/id


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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1030 on: June 11, 2021, 12:30:17 PM »

I agree that the perching birds early this morning are green herons. They live near where I do, and are really interesting to watch when they hunt near streams.

Mourning dove back at the Y at noon, in full breeding display.  Beautiful.

LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1031 on: June 11, 2021, 01:19:17 PM »

I agree that the perching birds early this morning are green herons. They live near where I do, and are really interesting to watch when they hunt near streams.

Mourning dove back at the Y at noon, in full breeding display.  Beautiful.

Great pics, STL

The mourning dove is so pretty.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1032 on: June 11, 2021, 01:57:04 PM »

Love Little Greens.  Hard to spot when on the ground.  They blend in very well but they are very colorful.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1033 on: June 11, 2021, 08:08:54 PM »

Love Little Greens.  Hard to spot when on the ground.  They blend in very well but they are very colorful.
When in reeds or cattails, the smaller herons and especially bitterns will stand vertical to blend in.


And to correct myself, the green heron only looks like it has a shorter neck because of its typical posture.


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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1034 on: June 12, 2021, 05:58:31 AM »

From rewind, last evening a SA landed on the nest.  It also seems they spend the night at N2B, as they were heard vocalizing early this morning.






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