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STLbf

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #75 on: January 15, 2021, 01:09:34 PM »

Heavy, wet, snow this morning. About 8AM the Norths were perched above and on the nest. Rewind revealed DNF with a fish, which she devoured without sharing. I think she is in the two treetop pics also. As always, times are approximate.

According to Google, rainbow trout are spawning now in Iowa. Looks like the eagles are catching rainbows in the Creek. Smaller fish than the brown trout that spawn in October-November.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #76 on: January 15, 2021, 01:44:35 PM »

Heavy, wet, snow this morning. About 8AM the Norths were perched above and on the nest. Rewind revealed DNF with a fish, which she devoured without sharing. I think she is in the two treetop pics also. As always, times are approximate.

According to Google, rainbow trout are spawning now in Iowa. Looks like the eagles are catching rainbows in the Creek. Smaller fish than the brown trout that spawn in October-November.

Great pics, STL

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #77 on: January 15, 2021, 02:32:19 PM »

Couple more pics from this afternoon.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #78 on: January 15, 2021, 05:10:49 PM »

DNF


Mr. North & DNF




DNF gave Mr. N a lil nip
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #79 on: January 15, 2021, 06:55:46 PM »

Aren't they a pair?
Don't we agree?
Us on the ground,
They in a tree . . . .

Hum to the tune of Send in the Clowns.   ;)

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #80 on: January 16, 2021, 12:14:11 PM »

A few pics from earlier.....DNF, a lil copulation and preening together




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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #81 on: January 16, 2021, 12:52:10 PM »

Thanks for your great pics, Lisa.  First mating caught on camera! It's that loverly time of year. Think about eggs in mid to late FEB.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #82 on: January 16, 2021, 12:54:10 PM »

The Norths have been perching and preening close together on the Love Branch for about an hour, and now it is almost 1PM.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #83 on: January 16, 2021, 01:15:45 PM »

The Norths have been perching and preening close together on the Love Branch for about an hour, and now it is almost 1PM.

Great pics, STL!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #84 on: January 16, 2021, 01:16:43 PM »

DNF to the nest with a stick


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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #85 on: January 16, 2021, 03:51:00 PM »

Lisa, the Norths are really busy today despite the snow and wind. Great pics.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #86 on: January 16, 2021, 04:23:48 PM »

Lisa, the Norths are really busy today despite the snow and wind. Great pics.

They sure are busy eagles.  :D

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #87 on: January 17, 2021, 07:54:04 AM »

Mr brought in a nice big stick


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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #88 on: January 17, 2021, 12:17:42 PM »

Lisa, love your pic of MrN's big stick. DNF looks like she's measuring it for curtains!   ;)

The pair spent the night huddled up on the Love Branch right next to the tree trunk. One pic just before dawn caught MrN's eye to help us watchers locate them.

They have both brought sticks to the nest this morning. Lots of arranging to do.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2021
« Reply #89 on: January 17, 2021, 12:40:35 PM »

Lisa, love your pic of MrN's big stick. DNF looks like she's measuring it for curtains!   ;)

The pair spent the night huddled up on the Love Branch right next to the tree trunk. One pic just before dawn caught MrN's eye to help us watchers locate them.

They have both brought sticks to the nest this morning. Lots of arranging to do.

Wonderful pics, STL  :)
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