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jaspurr

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1515 on: July 22, 2022, 02:32:39 PM »

Love the morning pictures LISA.  The first picture looks like snow.

T40, agree. We know who Mom and Dad are.  ;)

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1516 on: July 22, 2022, 03:07:44 PM »

Love the morning pictures LISA.  The first picture looks like snow.

T40, agree. We know who Mom and Dad are.  ;)

Thanks, jaspurr

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1517 on: July 22, 2022, 03:09:42 PM »

HD joined HM on the Y this afternoon. 






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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1518 on: July 22, 2022, 03:09:43 PM »

Catching up again and just saw Lisa's terrific wave from the LaCrosse Queen.  Great synchronization Lisa, Jazpurr and cam op!!  Pretty cool photo :)  Looks as if it was a nice outing on a beautiful day.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1519 on: July 22, 2022, 04:53:56 PM »

Lisa, looks like we took mostly the same pics this afternoon!  Wasn't that three-eyed stare something? 

Great to see HM and HD spend the afternoon together.  Maybe they will decide to get their talons painted neon pink to match.   ;D

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1520 on: July 22, 2022, 05:45:04 PM »

BL - Excellent maps and detective work, as usual! I knew Polar Bear Park was an Important Bird Area (The Diva was their most important bird, of course) but D27 seems to have her eyes on the Fort Severn IBA.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1521 on: July 22, 2022, 05:51:39 PM »

Lisa, looks like we took mostly the same pics this afternoon!  Wasn't that three-eyed stare something? 

Great to see HM and HD spend the afternoon together.  Maybe they will decide to get their talons painted neon pink to match.   ;D

Loved the three-eyed stare.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1522 on: July 22, 2022, 11:43:07 PM »

- One more from the road -
Nothing but kudos to The Eagle Valley Crew And RRP for pushing it all forward to us.  :-*
You've done a righteous deed by hooking up us armchair DE BE alumni with all the tracked raptors.  8)

Images of D27's summer of 2018 at the outflow of Sandy Lake on the Severn River in Ontario still gives me cheeks to this day.  ;D

« Last Edit: July 23, 2022, 12:27:53 AM by BrokenLug »

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1523 on: July 23, 2022, 05:56:25 AM »

6 am July 23
Do eagles come into heat like dogs?
Eagle is whining - bows head - that seems to be an invitation to male for breeding

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1524 on: July 23, 2022, 10:08:22 AM »

Lisa and STL, loved the three-eyed stare pic. It's very intense. Also, the two sets of talons on the branch facing in opposite directions seem to show that they are guarding their new territory

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1525 on: July 23, 2022, 11:37:50 AM »

6 am July 23
Do eagles come into heat like dogs?
Eagle is whining - bows head - that seems to be an invitation to male for breeding

shep - After the winter solstice, the sun begins to shine on an eagle's pineal gland in the brain at an ever-increasing, proper angle that causes the release of melatonin. It's not like going into heat, but more like getting in the mood.

Mom had her own, subtle ways of getting Dad in the mood, too, like jumping on his back or kicking him in the side! ;D
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1526 on: July 23, 2022, 11:48:27 AM »

T40  ah romance   8)
I used to dance to this

In the Mood
https://youtu.be/6vOUYry_5Nw

Lets play - get to fertilizin!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1527 on: July 23, 2022, 12:34:40 PM »

T40  ah romance   8)
I used to dance to this

In the Mood
https://youtu.be/6vOUYry_5Nw

Lets play - get to fertilizin!

 ;D

Super selection shep!

Mom and Dad got together because of the swing mood music  phase.  A fond memory of mine would be weddings and other occasions when "In the Mood" got me a dance with my Dad.  We both lit up in smiles when the tune started.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1528 on: July 23, 2022, 01:55:30 PM »

Re:  HD and HM names for the new pair

Amy said in her blog post that those names could change.  Here's an excerpt from that blog https://www.raptorresource.org/2022/07/18/your-questions-answered-mom-dad-dm2-hd-hm-the-nests-and-the-territories/?fbclid=IwAR0lz7apHgw-3_cqVyM_4YlLX4UMLQ6q-kthK_C7uP0OUVhX37HTmRp0r-U:

What Do We Do Now?
This raised a lot of questions! Could we still refer to eagles at the hatchery as the ‘Decorah Eagles’ when the originals were nesting two miles away? Should we start referring to N1 as N5, to better reflect the nest count? Should N3 be renamed? Should we start calling Mom DF2, or maybe WF1? After some debate, we ended up keeping the existing names of our nests and eagles and attaching H for ‘hatchery’ to better define the eagles on the newish territory that encompasses the hatchery and its environs: thus HD (Hatchery Dad) and HM (Hatchery Mom).

Could this change again? It could! The subject of numbers has already come up. Do we call them HD3 and HM3? Should they really be HM3 (Hatchery Male 3) and HF3 (Hatchery Female 3)? Should we add a D for Decorah or a T for Trout? The hatchery was formally renamed from the Decorah Hatchery to the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery, but I’m pretty sure that no one is down for calling the new male CGDFHM3, because that’s a mouthful!

Whatever we end up doing, we’ll keep up our observations and a formal count. It’s been fascinating to watch the eagles and their territories change: we have so many more eagles and so many more years of watching than we did back in 2011. We’ve seen new mates, new parents, and new nests, built a few nests of our own, watched a territory split, and saw Canada geese take over an eagle’s nest. We have so much more to learn from our eagles and, whatever we call them, we hope you will be watching, sharing, learning, and caring as we move into a new beginning for the eagles of Decorah.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1529 on: July 23, 2022, 05:48:45 PM »

Morning pics from Decorah - Hatchery Dad on tree to right of N1, and Hatchery Mom