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STLbf

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2295 on: November 09, 2021, 01:29:44 PM »

DNF is a hard worker! She is really into aerating the nest and getting a dirty beak.

Could the green salad be fresh moss of some kind?

Visitors include starlings and a buck this morning.

Great pics, Lisa!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2296 on: November 09, 2021, 01:35:07 PM »

DNF is a hard worker! She is really into aerating the nest and getting a dirty beak.

Could the green salad be fresh moss of some kind?

Visitors include starlings and a buck this morning.

Great pics, Lisa!

Great pics too, STL....love that one of the Starlings

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2297 on: November 09, 2021, 04:48:44 PM »

DNF still at work late in the afternoon.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2298 on: November 09, 2021, 08:09:46 PM »

Two deer bucks battled at dusk.  Video by GABear.

https://youtu.be/L_oKGS0hY0E

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2299 on: November 10, 2021, 05:23:14 AM »

Ginger - Thanks for the video, now that is cool to see!

STL - Great pic!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2300 on: November 10, 2021, 08:15:46 AM »

Yes, thanks for the video, Ginger. It was interesting to see a young buck, or maybe it was two different ones, pass by. Think they were smart to keep moving along.
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2301 on: November 10, 2021, 12:45:12 PM »

Busy morning for the Norths and their area. MRN & DNF spent the night on the Love branches and visited the nest before dawn. Deer moving, resting, moving -- at least one buck with a big rack and one younger one and a doe. House sparrows and 2 red squirrels on the nest. MrN or DNF eating prey on a branch.  Pics of some. Rewind is better for others.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2302 on: November 11, 2021, 01:06:20 PM »

Rainy night; windy & cold today. DNF visited the nest briefly after noon, rewind for very nice fly-around and fly-in.  Two purple finches near the nest just after DNF left.  They look like dipped in raspberry sauce. Or house finches?  Hard to tell apart.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2303 on: November 11, 2021, 01:42:51 PM »

Also, Dad caught a fish at about 10:20 and ate it on the stream bank before getting some drinks and then flying off.

I'm pretty sure those are Purple Finches, STL.  I've always had a hard time telling them apart too, but I recently saw this pic in a FB group that points out the differences between House Finches and Purple Finches.


Here's some migration info. about Purple Finches from All About Birds:
"Short-distance migrant. Purple Finches are erratic migrants that follow cone crops. Typically they leave Canadian breeding grounds to winter widely across central and southeastern U.S, returning to specific regions roughly every other year. Birds that breed in northeastern U.S. and along the Pacific Coast may not migrate."
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Purple_Finch/maps-range

I couldn't resist taking a few snips of one of the cuties:







Pretty deer at around 9:06

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2304 on: November 11, 2021, 02:42:43 PM »

Beautiful pics, Ginger and STL!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2305 on: November 11, 2021, 02:50:36 PM »

Beak to beak :-*

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2306 on: November 11, 2021, 03:19:37 PM »

Ginger, thanks for info about the finches. Definitely purple finches at DNN earlier. The pattern on the head is very clear.

Where I live several hundred miles south, we hardly see purple finches any more. House finches have taken over, and even run off most of the House sparrows.  House finches visit seed feeders and are nice little birds, too.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2307 on: November 12, 2021, 11:30:47 AM »

And a happy snow day to you, too!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2308 on: November 12, 2021, 11:49:11 AM »

And a happy snow day to you, too!

Beautiful pics, STL! 

Happy snow day!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #2309 on: November 12, 2021, 01:51:48 PM »

Winter has arrived in Decorah.  This is putting me in the Xmas mood.  Love the Xmas card from Mr North STL.
Purple Finches are rare in my neck of the woods also.  I also haven't seen that many house finches.
Maybe they will be around my feeders when food is a little scarcer.  The weather is still mild and there is plenty of food for them forage.