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STLbf

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #555 on: April 23, 2022, 03:12:52 PM »

Lisa, yes, we can tell them apart for now.  When they get all their dark feathers and can sit and stand up tall, not so much.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #556 on: April 23, 2022, 04:55:37 PM »

Once they've got tail feathers that may be one way we can tell the difference between the two.  That was the only way I could distinguish DN13 and DN14.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #557 on: April 24, 2022, 08:57:57 AM »

Once they've got tail feathers that may be one way we can tell the difference between the two.  That was the only way I could distinguish DN13 and DN14.

Those tail feathers were great ID'ers for 13 & 14!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #558 on: April 24, 2022, 08:58:28 AM »

Lisa, yes, we can tell them apart for now.  When they get all their dark feathers and can sit and stand up tall, not so much.

Great pics, STL!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #559 on: April 24, 2022, 11:57:59 AM »

Sunday morning pics.  Rewind to about 10:00 for DN15 trying to self-feed from the fish on the left side of the nest.  DNF brought in a large floppy fish at about 11:00.  Plenty of food for everybirdy.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #560 on: April 24, 2022, 02:19:10 PM »

Sunday morning pics.  Rewind to about 10:00 for DN15 trying to self-feed from the fish on the left side of the nest.  DNF brought in a large floppy fish at about 11:00.  Plenty of food for everybirdy.

Great pics, STL...those are some big fishes!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #561 on: April 24, 2022, 03:19:04 PM »

As if those large fish weren't enough in the larder, DNF brought the front part of a fawn carcass at about 1:00. A whole fawn would likely be too heavy for DNF to carry.  This might be leftover from a coyote kill, or DNF might have separated it on the ground.  DN15 has really found his/her beak today and has been trying to lift cornstalk as well as pieces of meat. DN16 can gulp down big chunks now, including sizeable bones.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #562 on: April 25, 2022, 03:56:30 AM »

As if those large fish weren't enough in the larder, DNF brought the front part of a fawn carcass at about 1:00. A whole fawn would likely be too heavy for DNF to carry.  This might be leftover from a coyote kill, or DNF might have separated it on the ground.  DN15 has really found his/her beak today and has been trying to lift cornstalk as well as pieces of meat. DN16 can gulp down big chunks now, including sizeable bones.

Great pics, STL!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #563 on: April 25, 2022, 11:54:29 AM »

Some little snowflakes at the North nest about dawn today, gone by sunrise.  Might have been an intruder or visitor near the nest. MrN and DNF were chattering and challenging calls before daybreak and again during the morning. Saw one eagle soaring on the rewind, but couldn't tell which it was.  All seems well at 11:00.  DN15's big kid feathers are really coming in all over, with DN16 about 2 days behind.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #564 on: April 25, 2022, 03:39:18 PM »

Couldn't resist the closeup of DN15 at 3:30 this afternoon.  Such a looker!
And DN16 about the same time, with more dandelion floss.  Another cutie!
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #565 on: April 26, 2022, 07:26:08 AM »

Early morning, another beautiful day at the North's valley.  Have you noticed that DN16 seems to be the more vocal of the youngsters?  Could be just when I'm watching of course.

DNF brought a headless fish -- thus avoiding all that flopping.  And what looks like cow poo. What????

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #566 on: April 26, 2022, 08:44:53 AM »

Early morning, another beautiful day at the North's valley.  Have you noticed that DN16 seems to be the more vocal of the youngsters?  Could be just when I'm watching of course.

DNF brought a headless fish -- thus avoiding all that flopping.  And what looks like cow poo. What????

STL -- I don't think it's cow poo.  I think it came out the opposite end of an eaglet and is a pellet!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #567 on: April 26, 2022, 12:02:53 PM »

Ginger, I never thought of a pellet that looks like it contains kernels of corn, but I suppose you are correct.  Huge pellet, almost as big as DNF's toe and talon.  Eeeeewwww, life of the BEs always more to learn.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #568 on: April 26, 2022, 02:26:26 PM »

Hey everyone, we have a gosling on N2B and are opening a Flash Chat!! Please join us!
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #569 on: April 26, 2022, 04:55:14 PM »

Hurray for the first gosling at N2B!

Fish on the 3:00 to 5:00 menu here at the North nest. DNF feeds bigger chunks more often. This time, DN16 got a tail, and down in one gulp.  Smaller fish today, so easier to feed and easier to eat.
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