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STLbf

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #585 on: April 30, 2022, 10:22:48 AM »

Nora, the tail fluff reminds me of a bustle.

Morning wind and rain and several fish.  The eaglets are attempting to feed themselves now and then, even pick up sticks.  Practice, practice.

Just at daylight, DNF came to the nest and flapped her wet wings.  Looked like a demonstration of wingercizing, which we will see from the kiddoes in coming days.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #586 on: April 30, 2022, 02:36:31 PM »

Just checking the Norths, and found DN15 standing with straight legs!  Normal for 35 days old?  Haven't seen real walking yet. Maybe tomorrow, to celebrate my birthday!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #587 on: April 30, 2022, 03:53:19 PM »

Couple more pics
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #588 on: May 01, 2022, 12:22:50 PM »

Pics from this morning at the North's.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #589 on: May 01, 2022, 12:35:02 PM »

Pics from this morning at the North's.

Thanks for the pics, STL!   :)

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #590 on: May 01, 2022, 08:04:35 PM »

The DNs have been picking at corn husks this afternoon, in between feedings and naps.  Late evening cam ops located DNF on the creek bank, when a deer walked nearby. Better on rewind than pic.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #591 on: May 02, 2022, 03:47:40 PM »

Mid-afternon, quiet on the nest.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #592 on: May 03, 2022, 11:42:27 AM »

Rain and chilly today.  Early fish from MrN and later request for a tarp to spread over everybirdy.    :(

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #593 on: May 03, 2022, 04:10:09 PM »

Both eaglets can now stand up straight!  And flap those long wings at the same time!!  DN15 has lost almost all of the baby head feathers.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #594 on: May 03, 2022, 05:56:45 PM »

Great pics, STL!

They are big kids now standing up!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #595 on: May 04, 2022, 12:06:49 PM »

Definitely big kids now!  Last posted pic below shows DN16 snatching the fish tail end from under DNF.  That is the first snatch I have observed this season, and better view on the rewind or video.  DN16 is the more vocal eaglet, and perhaps the more aggressive.  Male??

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #596 on: May 04, 2022, 04:52:31 PM »

Some kind of insect has hatched recently -- constant high-pitched buzzing at the nest. 

Couple views of the DNs in the late afternoon sunshine.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #597 on: May 04, 2022, 05:34:06 PM »

Some kind of insect has hatched recently -- constant high-pitched buzzing at the nest. 

Couple views of the DNs in the late afternoon sunshine.

Love the close-ups, STL!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #598 on: May 04, 2022, 07:39:28 PM »

Is it the frogs that you're hearing,STL?  On Explore chatters say Spring peepers and chorus frogs are being heard.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2022
« Reply #599 on: May 05, 2022, 12:20:53 PM »

Ginger, of course!  It's spring peeper frogs.  Can't believe that I totally forgot about them.  Used to be one of the favorite sounds in the woods near water while horseback riding in spring near where I live!
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