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Ginger52

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2190 on: October 18, 2021, 06:57:08 PM »

Here's a video by Lizzy G Eaglespirit of Mr. North's nest visit this morning.  At 10:25 in the video you'll see the subadult/juvie fly in from the left and land on the nest and Mr. North chase it off.  It happens very quickly.  Also, the video skips at the point where the sub is almost at the nest because suddenly it's landed.  It also skips when Mr. flies off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZFSr4Ee8fQ

It was a juvie not a sub. Both head and tail are fully dark brown/ black

Thanks for your opinion.  I couldn't see well enough In that light to be sure.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2191 on: October 19, 2021, 08:50:52 AM »

In this morning's light I can see that the eagle is indeed a juvie -- what a beauty.  DNF was on the nest with a very floppy fish this morning.  After she finished eating a juvie landed next to her at 7:48 a.m. and immediately flew off to perch briefly on Yonder Branch and then fly behind the nest to the hideaway area.

juvie lands on nest


juvie perched in Hideaway area

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2192 on: October 19, 2021, 09:58:25 AM »

anyone else think this looks like dn14? the tail feathers seem similar?

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2193 on: October 19, 2021, 11:54:55 AM »

Beautiful pics of the juvie, monarch and Ginger!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2194 on: October 19, 2021, 12:13:28 PM »

Great pics of the juvie intruder. Interesting to speculate that it could be DN14. Are they like snowflakes, with each one different from all others? DN14 certainly had white tips on the tail feathers, as does this juvie.

Lisa, where is the Hideaway area??

Question about N2B -- Did the maintenance crew leave a fish offering there last month?  And if Yes, who ate it?

To watch sandhill cranes dancing and tossing a stick, go to the link in the Decorah chat.  It will make you smile!    ;D

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2195 on: October 19, 2021, 12:47:35 PM »

Great pics of the juvie intruder. Interesting to speculate that it could be DN14. Are they like snowflakes, with each one different from all others? DN14 certainly had white tips on the tail feathers, as does this juvie.

Lisa, where is the Hideaway area??

Question about N2B -- Did the maintenance crew leave a fish offering there last month?  And if Yes, who ate it?

To watch sandhill cranes dancing and tossing a stick, go to the link in the Decorah chat.  It will make you smile!    ;D

STL - I am not positive.  Ginger would be better at answering that question.  :D

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2196 on: October 19, 2021, 01:43:40 PM »

STL -- Behind the nest is the Hideaway Branch.  My first pic is Mr. North perched on that branch in Jan., 2018.  Mr. and Mrs. North used to visit that branch fairly often but Mr. and DNF don't seem to visit much.  I circled the branch in red that indicates where today's juvie perched.  When they do go to that area, they fly out of the nest toward us (2nd pic).  I just call that entire area behind the nest the Hideaway area -- oh, and sometimes I just call it the back woods.

Mr. North on Hideaway Branch -- Jan., 2018 -- with today's juvie location indicated in red


DNF flying to the Hideaway area.


Juvie perched today

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2197 on: October 19, 2021, 02:30:22 PM »

Thanks to Ginger for the description & pics of the Hideaway area, or back woods.  So it's behind our usual view, the West side, opposite the Creek side which is to the East.  Cool.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2198 on: October 19, 2021, 02:38:33 PM »

You got it, STL.  Thanks for clarifying.  And, sometimes Dad roosts there at night when DNF is incubating on the nest.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2199 on: October 20, 2021, 11:22:34 AM »

DNF spent the night on the Ladder Branch. She joined MrN for some twittering in the Creek trees at daybreak. Then she flew in to the nest with a stick in her beak, followed by MrN with a footload of grasses.  I missed them gathering the nest materials, but nice fly-ins on the rewind.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2200 on: October 20, 2021, 11:44:13 AM »

DNF spent the night on the Ladder Branch. She joined MrN for some twittering in the Creek trees at daybreak. Then she flew in to the nest with a stick in her beak, followed by MrN with a footload of grasses.  I missed them gathering the nest materials, but nice fly-ins on the rewind.

Great pics, STL!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2201 on: October 21, 2021, 12:15:59 PM »

About 25 minutes ago on rewind - DNF brought in a wonky stick, round and round she went, till she finally placed it






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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2202 on: October 21, 2021, 12:21:38 PM »

Close-ups of beautiful DNF - Thank you, Cam ops  :)


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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2203 on: October 22, 2021, 09:35:22 AM »

Last night Mr. North and DNF roosted in the Love Tree -- Dad on his regular bouncy branch in the upper left and DNF on the Love Branch lower right.  A small owl (probably and Eastern Screech Owl) harassed and hit them multiple times during the night.  Here's a video from eaglespirit.   At one point the bold owl briefly landed on a branch of the tree before flying off to score a double hit on the parents.  It flies down from above at 2:53 in the video and then at 3:57 flies to the right to hit DNF and then up to the left to hit Dad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnusp6YgInA
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2204 on: October 22, 2021, 10:31:59 AM »

Last night Mr. North and DNF roosted in the Love Tree -- Dad on his regular bouncy branch in the upper left and DNF on the Love Branch lower right.  A small owl (probably and Eastern Screech Owl) harassed and hit them multiple times during the night.  Here's a video from eaglespirit.   At one point the bold owl briefly landed on a branch of the tree before flying off to score a double hit on the parents.  It flies down from above at 3:53 in the video and then at 3:57 flies to the right to hit DNF and then up to the left to hit Dad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnusp6YgInA


Thanks, Ginger for the video. 

What a pesky owl!