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STLbf

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2021, 05:23:34 PM »

Ran out of room for pics. Here they are together on the Love Branch. DNF is above MrN.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2021, 05:54:15 PM »

Wonderful pics, STL

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2021, 08:15:14 AM »

Lots of activity on the nest this morning. I'm sure Lisa will have some better pictures and GIFs. :)

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2021, 08:20:58 AM »

Great pic, Raleigh! :)

The busy North's!




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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #64 on: January 13, 2021, 09:30:53 AM »

More morning nestorations




STLbf

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #65 on: January 13, 2021, 10:17:51 AM »

The Norths have to be the most-photographed couple in Iowa in 2020-21! From the flash chat text, I expected to see mating this morning. But so far, just work on the nest, back and forth from perches several times already. They will get to it when they decide the time is right. Am I correct that it takes about 2 weeks from successful mating for an egg to develop for laying?

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #66 on: January 13, 2021, 02:55:42 PM »

The Norths have to be the most-photographed couple in Iowa in 2020-21! From the flash chat text, I expected to see mating this morning. But so far, just work on the nest, back and forth from perches several times already. They will get to it when they decide the time is right. Am I correct that it takes about 2 weeks from successful mating for an egg to develop for laying?

Great pics, STL!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #67 on: January 14, 2021, 07:27:25 AM »

A few early morning pics from DNN


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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #68 on: January 14, 2021, 08:03:32 AM »

Some early morning housekeeping before the snow moves in.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #69 on: January 14, 2021, 08:41:11 AM »

Some early morning housekeeping before the snow moves in.

Great pic, Raleigh!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #70 on: January 14, 2021, 10:28:58 AM »

Snow in the forecast, 'eh? No wonder the Norths are so busy. Rewind to 8AM or so for togetherness in a Creek tree, followed by DNF tree-hopping to find a stick to break off and bring to the nest. MrN follows with his own stick. Shortly after, they fly to a branch in the behind-left-of-nest. Watch DNF work on small sticks. Somewhere, she picks up another big one for the nest.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #71 on: January 14, 2021, 12:50:20 PM »

Red-bellied woodpecker visits and stashes something in a crevice just above the nest. About 12-30 PM on rewind. Anybody know what is making the chiruppy sound in the background? Sounds almost froggy, but not this time of year.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #72 on: January 14, 2021, 01:02:19 PM »

Wonderful pics, STL!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #73 on: January 14, 2021, 03:51:21 PM »

Red-bellied woodpecker visits and stashes something in a crevice just above the nest. About 12-30 PM on rewind. Anybody know what is making the chiruppy sound in the background? Sounds almost froggy, but not this time of year.


Pretty sure it's a cranky squirrel...doesn't like Mr. Woodpecker in the nest  :)

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #74 on: January 14, 2021, 11:40:10 PM »

Loving the audio winter critter Id's.

Cameras only see where they're looking.

Microphones are 360 degrees 24/7/365 identifying critters.

As a base line on my comment, I was blindfolded every evening for a week.

EARS only told me to identity the nocturnal critter. 43 % of the time correct.

EARS and VISUAL. 30 % of the time correct. Just saying.

Do you know what a screaming porcupine fleeing from a roving organized winged hoard of Barred Owl's in VT sounds like.

You don't have enough hairs on the back of your neck.

A group of organized winged hunters screeching, flapping and actively herding prey as a pack towards the canopy with success.

It's quite the nocturnal cacophony of raptor, hunting and taking of critter sounds.
Many, many barred owls seen and heard before.

That's the craziest holly s*+# what the heck animal noise that I've ever heard.
I told you.
Pip wanted to go home the 1st time. I assured her this is the norm here having been here many times before.

Those worthy of taking lagging critters that scurry on the forest floor or that fall from the canopy from pure fright are taken.   

It's the nightly Summer time real deal as we have become aware over the years here @ 43.69, -73.21

Nature just doing it's thing for millennium long before us.   
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