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jaspurr

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #525 on: April 14, 2022, 11:10:39 AM »

LISA, DN15 not only showing his wings but his evil eye. :)

STL, skunk carcass.  I wonder if the nest smells?  LISA, how did you get Pepe to Decorah?

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #526 on: April 14, 2022, 11:28:20 AM »

Hey Jaspurr, skunk smell might dissipate over time, like when I remove spoiled food from the fridge!

Chilly and windy morning at the nest, good thing the kids can thermo-regulate because they are too big to fit under the parents! MrN brought another kind of bird to the nest at about 8:30. Not a duck because not webbed feet. No head either.  ID, anyone?

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #527 on: April 14, 2022, 01:44:31 PM »

LISA, DN15 not only showing his wings but his evil eye. :)

STL, skunk carcass.  I wonder if the nest smells?  LISA, how did you get Pepe to Decorah?

Pepe' is a traveling skunk!   ;D

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #528 on: April 14, 2022, 01:45:10 PM »

Hey Jaspurr, skunk smell might dissipate over time, like when I remove spoiled food from the fridge!

Chilly and windy morning at the nest, good thing the kids can thermo-regulate because they are too big to fit under the parents! MrN brought another kind of bird to the nest at about 8:30. Not a duck because not webbed feet. No head either.  ID, anyone?

STL - I thought someone said, a pheasant maybe?

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #529 on: April 14, 2022, 04:37:47 PM »

April 13, 2022: Siblings are the best!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHcqFAlVIF4
Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #530 on: April 14, 2022, 05:12:33 PM »

T40, thanks for the siblings video. In this chilly wind, they need a double coat of thermal down!

From noon on, there's a variety of prey brought to the nest.  I'm still puzzled by the bird MrN brought this morning, chatters say maybe a pheasant.  Could be.

Rewind to noon to watch DNF land with a strange load.  Part is a dark, roundish lump with a long, dark tail.  A really big mink? A ball and bat? Turns out to be 2 items; one is a stick that she moves to the rail. The other is a mystery creeature until MrN picks it up at about 3:00 and reveals the front portion of a large fish. You might be able to see yellowiish fins.  The eaglets liked it!

At 1:00 MrN brought another bird carcass, mostly eaten so hard to know what it is. Maybe a hawk, maybe not.  Wait for the next installment.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #531 on: April 14, 2022, 06:18:32 PM »

Sorry, no ID on MrN's bird from 1:00.  Perhaps he has located a pheasant nest, because he brought in a partial bird at 4:00 that I'm confident is a pheasant -- long wings with stripey feathers and long, skinny legs with big feet (not webbed, not talons).  DNF moved the pheasant out in front of the eaglets for a better (bloody) view at about 5:00. The legs remained at the back of the nest.  Eeeewwww.

On second thought about the 1:00 bird, it could be pheasant and what I thought was the tail could have been a wing instead.

Doesn't really matter, it's all good food for the eaglets!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #532 on: April 15, 2022, 05:15:15 AM »

Sorry, no ID on MrN's bird from 1:00.  Perhaps he has located a pheasant nest, because he brought in a partial bird at 4:00 that I'm confident is a pheasant -- long wings with stripey feathers and long, skinny legs with big feet (not webbed, not talons).  DNF moved the pheasant out in front of the eaglets for a better (bloody) view at about 5:00. The legs remained at the back of the nest.  Eeeewwww.

On second thought about the 1:00 bird, it could be pheasant and what I thought was the tail could have been a wing instead.

Doesn't really matter, it's all good food for the eaglets!

Great pics, STL

The kiddos sure ate good yesterday. 

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #533 on: April 15, 2022, 04:16:17 PM »

Quiet day at the North nest compared to yesterday. Feeding = nestovers. The eaglets are growing, napping, eating, pooping.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #534 on: April 17, 2022, 05:07:18 PM »

Easter Sunday, wildlife on parade.  Wild turkeys, deer, and the North family.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #535 on: April 17, 2022, 06:32:53 PM »

Easter Sunday, wildlife on parade.  Wild turkeys, deer, and the North family.

Great pic of the turkey!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #536 on: April 18, 2022, 11:58:50 AM »

Thanks, Lisa, wild tom turkeys are really beautiful when they display.  Huge, too.

Eaglets got fish and a red squirrel this morning. DNF is doing the hunting and MrN the feeding and nest aerating.  Also a loud flyover of geese that got the Norths into defensive mode for a short time.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #537 on: April 18, 2022, 02:49:03 PM »

Thanks, Lisa, wild tom turkeys are really beautiful when they display.  Huge, too.

Eaglets got fish and a red squirrel this morning. DNF is doing the hunting and MrN the feeding and nest aerating.  Also a loud flyover of geese that got the Norths into defensive mode for a short time.

LOL, yea...I dont think I would want one of the Tom's chasing me. 

Great pics!!!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #538 on: April 18, 2022, 04:00:13 PM »

Lisa, you would be smart to keep away from wild turkeys.  The Toms also have a big sharp spur on the back of their legs above the foot. For fighting.  My son hunts wild turkeys, and is out there for Spring Season in Missouri today.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #539 on: April 19, 2022, 12:52:39 PM »

Morning pics today.  DN15 is showing pin feathers on wing edges, but I missed getting a pic. The face is showing sleeker, dark feathers around the eyes as the dandelion fuzz disappears.
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