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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1140 on: June 23, 2021, 04:59:33 PM »

Great pics Lisa!

Thanks for the update from RRP, T40.

I'm with you Lisa! Hoping Mom and DM2 return back HOME!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1141 on: June 24, 2021, 08:45:12 AM »

Thank you for the information!

Would it make sense to install a platform on the N1 tree as was done for N2B?

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1142 on: June 24, 2021, 08:49:51 AM »

Interesting thought, Arcadia!
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
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1143 on: June 24, 2021, 08:05:10 PM »

Please join us on the Decorah Eagles Chatroll, Saturday, June 26 for a special Fledge Fundraiser chat. The DNN chat will be from 8 am to 10 am, and our special DE chat will be from 10 am until noon.  In the afternoon, join us on DE from 4 to 6 pm, then DNN from 6 to 8 pm.  Come reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and help raise funds to continue the important work of Raptor Resource Project.  Hope to see you at all 4 sessions!

Here are links to both chatrooms:
Decorah Eagles: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/
Decorah North Nest:  https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1144 on: June 25, 2021, 05:47:14 AM »

Good morning!

 The schedule for the 2021 After The Fledge is available (https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/06/24/after-the-fledge-2021-schedule-and-registration-links/)

After The Fledge 2021 Schedule and Registration Links!

June 24, 2021
What are we doing for After The Fledge this year? Read through the schedule for a list of event times and locations, and follow this link to register and select your dinner and events!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/after-the-fledge-2021-registration-161142127441

Thursday, July 15
4 PM to 7 PM: Meet and Greet at the Hatchery! Join us to meet fans and mods, eat pizza, and register for the weekend and your dinners!

Friday, July 16
8:00 AM: Join RRP Director John Howe for a tour of the fish hatchery. We’ll meet at the hatchery pavilion and walk from there! Map: https://goo.gl/maps/YfTnvf3bh3TCGrzs5
9:00 AM and Noon: Join RRP Director John Howe at the Decorah Dog Park for a look at N3! Park at Walmart and amble over to the nearby dog park to catch a glimpse of new nest N3 and possibly the Decorah Eagles! Walmart map: https://goo.gl/maps/mY1KWH8E6emNQmuSA) and Dog Park map: https://goo.gl/maps/F4j6jRkFwrt78F698.
3:00 PM: River Raptors. We are so stoked for this! River Valley Raptors is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the conservation of raptors and other wildlife through education. Join us at the RRP hatchery tent to meet the birds of River Valley Raptors – and their humans, too! You can see some of them here: https://www.facebook.com/rivervalleyraptors

Off The Driftless is closed due to extremely low water levels. If this changes, we’ll meet for kayaking/canoeing on Friday, July 16, at 7:45 AM in the Off The Driftless parking lot. Watch their Facebook page for notifications: https://www.facebook.com/offthedriftless.

Saturday, July 17
9:00 AM: Hatchery bike ride. Meet us at Decorah Bicycles at around 8:45 and we’ll hit the trail to the hatchery at 9 AM! We are biking on a flat, paved trail to and from the hatchery, but you are welcome to hit the hard side on the way back. Map: https://g.page/DecorahBicycles?share.
Noon: Eagle Tracking lesson. Join RRP Director John Howe at the hatchery pavilion for an eagle tracking lesson! He’ll talk about our Decorah Eagles tracking project and show everyone how we use the transmitter to find eagles. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/YfTnvf3bh3TCGrzs5
2 PM: Meet Mr. Decorah. This will be awesome! Join RRP and S.O.A.R at the RRP hatchery tent to meet Mr. Decorah (a 2014 Decorah Eagles fledgling) and learn more about S.O.A.R.’s rehabilitation work. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/YfTnvf3bh3TCGrzs5
3 PM: Talk by RRP Director John Howe at the RRP hatchery tent. Learn more about what we do and where we are going, and ask John questions! Map: https://goo.gl/maps/YfTnvf3bh3TCGrzs5
5 PM: Celebration Dinner! Join us at the RRP hatchery tent for a delicious dinner!

Sunday
1:00 PM: Boat ride on the La Crosse Queen! Come check out the Flyway with us! We have 20 seats available, so reserve a ticket now!

We look forward to seeing all of you!
« Last Edit: June 25, 2021, 06:02:55 AM by pelmomma »
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1145 on: June 25, 2021, 06:20:43 AM »

Thank you, pel and tulsa for the info!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1146 on: June 25, 2021, 09:13:48 PM »

Please join us on the Decorah Eagles Chatroll, Saturday, June 26 for a special Fledge Fundraiser chat. The DNN chat will be from 8 am to 10 am, and our special DE chat will be from 10 am until noon.  In the afternoon, join us on DE from 4 to 6 pm, then DNN from 6 to 8 pm.  Come reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and help raise funds to continue the important work of Raptor Resource Project.  Hope to see you at all 4 sessions!

Here are links to both chatrooms:
Decorah Eagles: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/
Decorah North Nest:  https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/

Sounds like a fun chat day, Tulsa.
Fledge Fundraiser chats are great events.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1147 on: June 26, 2021, 06:44:07 AM »

Look who came down from the rafters - Hi there TX.   :o

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1148 on: June 26, 2021, 12:56:32 PM »

Really nice seeing trout swimming up Trout Creek.  Water quality is improving, especially since that big cattle-lot down south toward Calmar quit raising beef.  Thank you new property owners.
Iowa water quality over here in western Iowa, sometimes referred to as Pigland*, is pretty bad and with a reddish cast, which makes any landowner improvements a financial bargaining chip.
Wonder when people will begin to realize how valuable clean water is.

*I just made that up....but Iowa does raise 1/3 of all the pork in American grocery stores!

ps--someone tell me why everything went bold even though I exited the ellipses with the next word after trout.  Try to be succinct and the editor screws the pooch, so to speak!!   :)
« Last Edit: June 26, 2021, 01:00:07 PM by eburgbirdwtchr »
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1149 on: June 27, 2021, 12:32:02 PM »

Colorful daybreak & sunrise at Decorah today.  Mourning dove and GBHs but no eagles.  Apparently all 3 of the eaglets have fledged from N3, so keep your fingers crossed for sightings soon.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1150 on: June 27, 2021, 12:53:08 PM »

Great morning pics, STL  That sunrise was beautiful.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1151 on: June 27, 2021, 01:17:36 PM »

From RRP's FB page:

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6-23-21 Day Trip
Story and Photos by Robin Brumm

I went to Decorah again on Wednesday.  Since Izzy reported that we had a fledge on Sunday, I wanted to see if any more had fledged, or if I could see the fledgling.  When I got to the N3 area, there were 2 eaglets on the nest and both parents in the perch tree near N3.  I scanned all the trees in the area and didn’t see the third eaglet.  The area is full of trees, and foliage, so it is like trying to find a needle in a haystack! 

Meanwhile, the two eaglets on the nest were doing lots of wingercising and branching to other limbs of the nest tree.  One eaglet was getting antsy, raising its wings, and doing lots of triangulating. Eagles triangulate by bobbing their head or moving it in circles to determine how far away an object is located. It looks like they are mapping out their flight plan!  Suddenly at 8:53am, It flew off the right side of the nest, flew toward the perch tree, and then banked to the right into a tree.  I don’t know if that was it’s first flight from the tree, or if it has flown off the nest before, so I’m not sure that would be considered its fledge.  I scanned all the trees with my binoculars, but I could not find the fledgling after that.

Suddenly Mom and DM2 both flew off.  I didn’t see where they went so I was watching the eaglet on the nest.  All of a sudden I heard some vocalizations, and looked up to see the parents circling high above the area.  They soared higher and higher until I could no longer see them.  A few minutes later, Mom landed on the left side of the nest tree, and a bit later, DM2 flew in and perched above the nest.  I wonder if they were showing the eaglets how to soar?

Around 12:30pm, I noticed somebirdy perched in a dead tree near N3.  I looked through my binoculars and it was a fledgling!  Yay, one of the fledglings!!  The juvie stayed in the dead tree for about 45 min. and then flew to a branch above the nest. I’m guessing that the juvenile perched in the dead tree and above the nest, was the juvenile that fledged on Sunday.  If the second fledgling just recently fledged, it probably wouldn’t be landing in those spots yet, because landings are hard and take practice! Lol  When the juvie flew to above the nest, DM2 flew over to the perch tree next to the nest tree.  So now there was one fledgling above the nest, one eaglet in the nest, Mom on the left side of the nest tree and DM2 in the perch tree, and I don’t know where the other juvie was.  Whew!  It’s hard to keep track of everyone! Lol. 

Mom flew over to the perch tree near DM2, and the juvie dropped down into the nest.  By this time, it was getting hot, so I decided to leave.  I was wishing I would have seen the other fledgling, but if it did fledge earlier today, it would probably be perched somewhere in a tree.  Most fledglings I have observed take some time to get their bearings before flying again, so I wasn’t surprised that I didn’t see it.  I hope next time I go to Decorah, the third eagle will have fledged, and I will be able to get photos of all three fledglings!

A quick reminder that Robin's photos are copyrighted and may not be downloaded without her express written consent.

UPDATE FROM SATURDAY:  A friend of mine is in Decorah and reported that all three eaglets have fledged!
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1152 on: June 27, 2021, 01:34:06 PM »

Wonderful news T40.  I am so envious of you.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1153 on: June 27, 2021, 05:44:07 PM »

Thanks for posting Robin's report, T40! So exciting!!!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1154 on: June 28, 2021, 05:16:38 AM »

ps--someone tell me why everything went bold even though I exited the ellipses with the next word after trout.  Try to be succinct and the editor screws the pooch, so to speak!!   :)

If you click Quote on your original post, you can see the hypertext markup. The code after the word "trout" is another begin bold, not an end bold. It should be forward slash b. You can see the proper code at the end of your message. I don't know what made that happen.
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