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STLbf

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #795 on: June 26, 2022, 07:44:42 PM »

Checking in for the evening, looking at rewind   DN16 took off from the Perching Branch at 5:00 and did a fly-around. Meanwhile, DN15 was in the Scary Tree for a long while.  One of the DNs returned to the nest about 6PM, went to the Perching Branch briefly, then took off for the creek trees, flying here and there.

One DN flew from the Scary Tree to an unknown tree to the right (south) of the Brush Pile Tree about 6:30. Then flew to the BPT to be joined by one of the parents. Parent left, but the DN is still in the BPT at 7PM.

Maybe they will wear their name tags tomorrow!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #796 on: June 27, 2022, 07:05:39 AM »

Thanks, all, for pics and comments. I saw some beautiful close-up cam action this morning. Enjoying these beauties while I can.
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #797 on: June 27, 2022, 03:57:09 PM »

nanimal, the DNs are likely to stick around for another month or so, as long as they can entice MrN and DNF to feed them, and as they experiment with hunting and fishing on their own.  I think that the carcasses of raccoons, etc. that get brought to the nest are like roadkill, which will make up some of their food sources in future.  Dangerous because of traffic, but a source.  On the other hand, they could decide tomorrow that it's time to go!  Or one goes and one stays.

This afternoon, DNF was perched on a limb that I didn't recognize even with the cam ops panning the area.  Might be a branch of the Brush Pile Tree, but back in the shade where the bugs would be less annoying.  At 3:30, one of the DNs was in the same spot.  Which tree is this?

Note on June 29 -- Ginger has identified the tree in these two pics as the Claw Tree, to the north of the Brush Pile Tree.  In her post, she provided a pic with labels.   So I renamed my pics and reposted them here.   ;)
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #798 on: June 27, 2022, 04:34:41 PM »

nanimal, the DNs are likely to stick around for another month or so, as long as they can entice MrN and DNF to feed them, and as they experiment with hunting and fishing on their own.  I think that the carcasses of raccoons, etc. that get brought to the nest are like roadkill, which will make up some of their food sources in future.  Dangerous because of traffic, but a source.  On the other hand, they could decide tomorrow that it's time to go!  Or one goes and one stays.

This afternoon, DNF was perched on a limb that I didn't recognize even with the cam ops panning the area.  Might be a branch of the Brush Pile Tree, but back in the shade where the bugs would be less annoying.  At 3:30, one of the DNs was in the same spot.  Which tree is this?

I am not familiar with that tree.  I did peek at Explore, and I only see one pic similar to yours with DN15 in the same tree, but the tree wasn't mentioned.  :-\

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #799 on: June 27, 2022, 07:31:42 PM »

STL and Lisa -- It's the Claw Tree.  Really hard to tell that when the cam is zoomed in.  In this pic the Claw Tree is circled in red and for reference, BPT is circled in blue.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #800 on: June 28, 2022, 07:41:02 AM »

Thanks, Ginger!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #801 on: June 28, 2022, 11:03:44 AM »

How about a brief flash chat?  Both on the nest
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #802 on: June 28, 2022, 11:25:07 AM »

Join us for a flash chat, both eaglets on the nest: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #803 on: June 28, 2022, 04:53:16 PM »

Ginger, thanks so much for the tree ID pic with the labels.  I will save it for reference in future.

Now to catch up on the rewind and flash chat -- Fly-in by both DNs at 10:00 is worth watching.  Nothing happening at the nest, so neither stayed long.  More action later in the day.  Pics to come.
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #804 on: June 29, 2022, 11:29:12 AM »

Yesterday got past me without time to upload pics.  Workers at my house who needed my supervision, then some errands to run.

The cam ops gave us some good closeups of the DNs, and DNF brought a fresh-kill raccoon at about 5:00.  I was really taken by the difference in size between DN15 and DN16, as shown in one pic. 

During one of the times both were on the nest, resting after working on that really long, jointed fawn leg, DN15 picked up a stick and placed it on DN16's back.  She left it there until she flew off the nest.  Early on Tuesday at Decorah, the male BE placed sticks on his own back, and Lisa posted a pic of that. "Stick-Wearing Day"

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #805 on: June 29, 2022, 12:19:49 PM »

Foggy morning at DNN, as all around the area.  Rewind shows strong blowing of rain or something during the night.

The DNs came to the nest early and again about 11:00 to work on the raccoon carcass.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #806 on: June 29, 2022, 05:40:09 PM »

Fly with N Decorah Fledglings - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4-o9vDg41U&ab_channel=GlenLoyd

Decorah North Nest 6-29-22, Hanging out together after breakfast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21bh32pnEYk&ab_channel=tulsaducati
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #807 on: June 29, 2022, 07:39:54 PM »

T40, thanks for the Glen Loyd and Tulsaducati videos!  Love watching the eagles fly to music.

This afternoon, the DNs' menu included a male pheasant and a raccoon,  I think MrN brought the pheasant, and definitely DNF brought the raccoon.  Also some nice views of the BEs perching in various creek trees.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #808 on: June 29, 2022, 07:41:24 PM »

Few more pics from today

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #809 on: June 30, 2022, 06:54:01 AM »

T40 - Thanks for the videos

STL - Great pics, as always!
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