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T40cfr403

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1470 on: July 26, 2021, 12:27:44 PM »

But where are the kids? Are they already on the wing? Is DM2 showing them how to avoid people? It's for the best, no matter the reason. I'm just selfish and want to get a closer look!  :-*

Decorah Eagles Mom on the Y branch 07 26 2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nk0Inoj0Jc
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1471 on: July 26, 2021, 01:22:20 PM »

But where are the kids? Are they already on the wing? Is DM2 showing them how to avoid people? It's for the best, no matter the reason. I'm just selfish and want to get a closer look!  :-*

Decorah Eagles Mom on the Y branch 07 26 2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nk0Inoj0Jc

 ;D T40, I am like you....I want a closer look at the new kids, but I guess DM2 doesn't want to show them off to us paparazzi!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1472 on: July 26, 2021, 06:08:55 PM »

Decorah Eagles~Mom Out and About-Gorgeous Morning Skies-Geese ON the Pond_7.26.21 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iehq-ePxf1I
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1473 on: July 26, 2021, 09:25:36 PM »

Beautiful sunset

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1474 on: July 27, 2021, 01:22:26 AM »

tig that is some sunset. Don't think I've ever seen one like that ever. And, living on the So. Calif. desert one sees some awesome sunsets. Luv this one. tks
T40 thks for the vid of Mom taking a cruse of the morning skies.  :-*
STLbf I agree w/ you  cam-ops does a great job. And, there are folks who can do the 'capture thing'. I am not one of them. So hats off to all who do that for the rest of us...tig, T40, Lisa, Nan and all

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1475 on: July 27, 2021, 04:23:14 AM »

Beautiful sunset

tig - WOW, just gorgeous!!!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1476 on: July 27, 2021, 06:34:03 AM »

Mom was on M2 this morning, and then she and DM2 did a lil fishing in the retention pond before flying off in the direction of N3.






Not the best pic of both of them fishing, but have marked each with a red square.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1477 on: July 27, 2021, 07:18:08 AM »

That sunset was something, I've never seen one like that! Gorgeous!

Great pics Lisa!!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1478 on: July 27, 2021, 07:32:14 AM »

That sunset was something, I've never seen one like that! Gorgeous!

Great pics Lisa!!

Great pics, and you are right about that sunset!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1479 on: July 27, 2021, 08:24:37 AM »

Mom fishing the pond, and it looks like she was successful as it looks like one might be in her talons


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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1480 on: July 27, 2021, 09:30:46 AM »

Great pics this morning folks.
Thanks tig/Lisa
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1481 on: July 27, 2021, 11:05:13 AM »

Just wanted to share...
Posted on RRP Facebook - Janet Holland-Dillow

Raptor Resource Project founder Bob Anderson passed away six years ago today. We talk a lot about the present and the future, but we wouldn't be here at all if it weren't for Bob's vision, persistence, sense of fun, and fascination with birds of prey. I wanted to share a memory from 2000, the year that the first of Bob's cliff-released birds came home. Please feel welcome to share your memories below.
In 2000, Bob's peregrine falcon cliff-release program was proven when a gold-banded peregrine that he released from Hanging Rock at Effigy Mounds National Monument showed up at Queen's Bluff, a historic eyrie roughly 60 miles north of the hack site. Bob was thrilled!
I was four months pregnant with my last child when Bob invited me to hike up the back of the bluff to see the first falcon to return to the cliffs of the Mississippi river since the species' extirpation in the mid-1960s. Keep in mind that the peregrine's wail could not be heard anywhere along the Mississippi river from about 1965 to 1987, when a falcon Bob produced became the first to return and breed in the wild mid-continent - a 'silent spring' of 22 years. But it was at least 35 years since peregrine falcons had nested on river cliffs and once again, one of Bob's birds was leading the way! How could I say no?
I huffed and puffed as we hiked very slowly up the back of the steep bluff and pushed through the crown of cedars at the top. I will never forget the gold-banded bird glowing against the backdrop of the Mississippi river. This photo shows two year-old male *E/W surveying a wide-open world with everything in front of him. His mate *C/*P was also produced by Bob and the two falcons fledged one unbanded male that year. Long may they all fly!
Thanks, Bob, for all you did. It was an honor and a privilege to know you.




Good morning Beakers
This is the day to honor and remember Bob Anderson.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1482 on: July 27, 2021, 01:02:39 PM »

My first season of watching the eagles was the year Bob Anderson passed away. I frequently think of him and his work with the peregrines and the eagles that make this all possible for us to watch and learn. His spirit certainly hovers over the birds and all of the RRP people.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1483 on: July 27, 2021, 05:01:27 PM »

It was my first year watching also, STL.  It was also the reason I made my first trip to Decorah. I would liked to have met him.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2021
« Reply #1484 on: July 27, 2021, 05:21:31 PM »

It was my first year watching also, STL.  It was also the reason I made my first trip to Decorah. I would liked to have met him.

jaspurr!!   :)

Are you back home now?  Hope you had a good trip!