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STLbf

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #465 on: April 02, 2022, 10:47:35 AM »

Spring snow storm for post-April Fool's Day!  It's heavy and wet but surely won't last long.  Keep those babies warm and dry.  Thanks to all the camera operators for bringing the Norths into our homes, computers, and phones!

The headless fish that DNF brought to the nest looks like it's full of eggs.  Brown trout spawn at this time, and they are one of the species in the creek.  Very nutritious, fish eggs.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #466 on: April 02, 2022, 10:49:16 AM »

Couple more snowy pics

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #467 on: April 02, 2022, 01:18:19 PM »

Couple more snowy pics

Great pics on this snowy day, STL!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #468 on: April 02, 2022, 05:05:40 PM »

Snow melted fast, typical for April.  About 3:00, DNF brought a chunk of bright red meat. No  skin and no hair, so looks most like those frozen red chunks from a month ago, but could also be afterbirth I suppose.  Anybody have the real info about this source of food?

4:00-ish, DNF fed the eaglets fish head bits, including an eyeball (no pic of that). At least 3 fish heads on the left side of the nest.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #469 on: April 02, 2022, 05:31:42 PM »

Feeding time at DNN, both were fed (DN16 front, DN15 back).




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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #470 on: April 03, 2022, 11:52:24 AM »

Can you believe it? The eaglets are just over and just under a week old today!  Time for a family portrait.  Go cam ops! :D

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #471 on: April 03, 2022, 01:48:31 PM »

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― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #472 on: April 03, 2022, 03:26:41 PM »

Can you believe it? The eaglets are just over and just under a week old today!  Time for a family portrait.  Go cam ops! :D

Awww, STL.....love the 2nd pic, just adorable!!!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #473 on: April 03, 2022, 05:01:03 PM »

Mr North, Mr N & his babies, and DN16 sticking out from under Mr North




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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #474 on: April 03, 2022, 05:20:03 PM »

Lisa, love the closeups.  I thought the eaglet sticking out from under MrN was DN15, the older one, but I'm unsure even when they are next to each other!

MrN brought a chipmunk or a small squirrel to the nest about 3:00 today. The dismembering is very explicit and close up, so no pic. Watch on rewind if you wish.


FYI, at Great Spirit Bluff, Zooey the peregrine, has laid her first egg of the season.  There's a video link on the Flyway site, or scroll to about 8:00 this morning at GSB.
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #475 on: April 04, 2022, 12:01:00 PM »

Mid-morning, DNF brought a large rabbit carcass. The eaglets are looking more alert by the hour!  DN15 is starting to preen those itchy downy feathers and stretch the little wings. Today I can tell them apart easier.

After feeding the babes, DNF flew off (for a bath?) and MrN arrived to keep the kiddos warm.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #476 on: April 04, 2022, 04:34:40 PM »

Mid-morning, DNF brought a large rabbit carcass. The eaglets are looking more alert by the hour!  DN15 is starting to preen those itchy downy feathers and stretch the little wings. Today I can tell them apart easier.

After feeding the babes, DNF flew off (for a bath?) and MrN arrived to keep the kiddos warm.

Great pics, STL!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #477 on: April 05, 2022, 09:47:33 AM »

The darling D's from Decorah North - DN16(left) & DN15

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #478 on: April 05, 2022, 12:08:45 PM »

Lisa, what a great pic. Both the babes look really alert and focused.  Amazing how fast they change, isn't it?  They are ps-ing, but what about casting a pellet? Maybe not if they are not eating bones or scales or fur yet.

Morning pics attached.
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #479 on: April 05, 2022, 01:32:55 PM »

Lisa, what a great pic. Both the babes look really alert and focused.  Amazing how fast they change, isn't it?  They are ps-ing, but what about casting a pellet? Maybe not if they are not eating bones or scales or fur yet.

Morning pics attached.

Great pics, STL
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