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T40cfr403

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1650 on: August 05, 2022, 12:28:14 AM »

From RRP's FB page:

7-31-22 Day Trip
Story by Robin Brumm
The last time I went to Decorah was for part of the After The Fledge celebration, but I didn’t see Mom or DM2 while I was there.  I recently saw RRP’s post that said the N3 tree had fallen in a storm, so I wanted to go to Decorah to see if Mom and DM2 were hanging around the area. Sunday morning,  I got up at dark o’clock and headed off to Decorah.
I got to Decorah and drove through the hatchery area but did not see anybirdy there. For some reason my car always goes to the hatchery first thing when I get to Decorah, lol. Since there were no sightings at the hatchery, I headed over to Walmart and the N3 area.  I walked down the trail to where I could see the nest area.  Wow, it sure looks different without the nest and nest tree!  I looked to the right of where the nest tree had been and there was an eagle on the perch tree!   I grabbed my binoculars and looked a little closer.  It looked like it was DM2.  I took a picture and looked at it on my camera.  I zoomed in and it did look like DM2!   I settled in my lawn chair to wait to see if Mom would show up. While I waited, DM2 just perched there, occasionally looking down into the river below him.  I’m sure he was waiting for a good looking fish for dinner, but he stayed perched and did not fly off, so apparently one did not swim by while I was watching.  I sat along the trail watching DM2 for about 3 ½ hours and during that time, Mom never showed up.
Finally, I decided to go to the hatchery to see if I could find HD(Hatchery Dad) & HM(Hatchery Mom).  I checked the camera and noticed they were both on the Y branch.  When I got to the hatchery, I got out and walked over toward the N1 tree.  They were both still there, but it was very hard to see them.  I was able to see HM from a few spots, but there are so many leaves and branches that block the view from the Kiosk area.  I really had to search to find HD behind the leaves.  After a few minutes, one flew off and then the other followed.  They circled up into the sky to the west of N1.  They soared in lazy circles higher and higher, and even did a talon grab or two, but they were so high I wasn’t able to get any pictures.  Finally they soared off to the south west and out of sight.  I waited for a while but nobirdy showed up, so I decided it was time to leave.  There is no photo attached to this post, because, unfortunately, just as I was leaving Decorah, I had a camera mishap and lost all my photos from my day trip. I guess that gives me a good excuse to go back soon!
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1651 on: August 05, 2022, 12:35:27 AM »

One of the commenters on Robin's FB story said Benny and Sue Bruhling had also recently been to Decorah and thought they saw DM2 near N3, too, but no Mom. :'(
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1652 on: August 05, 2022, 09:20:34 AM »

My heart breaks for DM2.  He has lost his beautiful nest and MOM.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1653 on: August 05, 2022, 11:32:22 AM »

Mom may not be lost, but it's a good bet that she and DM2 and not going to challenge the Hatchery E's for N1. Then again, when the days get shorter and the hormones get higher, anything can happen.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1654 on: August 05, 2022, 04:33:01 PM »

T40 - Thanks for bring Robin's post over. 

I hope all is ok with Mom, and she is only on a much needed "me-time" vacation. 

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1655 on: August 05, 2022, 04:52:57 PM »

HD flew in from upstream this morning, and went above the cams to the branch that he sits on in the morning's.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1656 on: August 06, 2022, 11:05:55 AM »

From RRP's FB page:

Where are D27, D36, and our Golden Eagles? D27 and the two GOEA sent postcards from Canada and Nunavut while D36 is still staycationing in northern Iowa. Thanks for the airmail, eagles!
D27 is continuing her cool eagle summer up on the Hudson Plains. The area is filled with low-lying plains, rivers, and muskeg, but she appears to be exploring a large coniferous forest dotted with lakes...ideal territory for an eagle-cation! She is 827 miles north of her natal nest.
While D27 currently holds the title of 'Farthest North' among Bald Eagles from Decorah, both Golden Eagles have her beat by a longshot! GOEA 731, an adult female we captured north of La Crosse WI, sent us a postcard from a remote location 14mi NE of Darby Lake and 66mi SW of Kugaaruk, just south of the Hayes River. I couldn't get a weather forecast for her location, but nearby Kugaaruk is forecast to be cool and mostly sunny, with a high of 59F and a low of 41F. At 6200 feet in the air, 731 could see the frigid waters of the Arctic archipelago, glimpse a few of its 36,563 islands, or catch sight of large groups of sea mammals: a valuable source of food and carrion for Golden Eagles and other animals. At least two communities in the area are associated with marine mammals in the Inuktitut language. Arviligjuaq (Kugaaruk), translates to ‘place of many bowhead whales’, while Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), translates to 'lots of fat', referring to the abundance of sea mammals in the nearby waters. GOEA 733, a subadult eagle captured in the same region, is just 83 miles WSW of 731. Both eagles are over 1500 miles north of their wintering grounds.
Some eagles like to travel, but others like to stay closer to home. D36 is continuing his Iowa staycation near Ten-Mile Creek, about 6 miles west of his natal nest. He is surrounded by a familiar patchwork of plowed fields, feedlots, small rivers, pockets of forest, and steep bluffs. It's considerably greener and warmer than it is 1500 or so miles north: today's high is forecast to be 84F.
Fly high and stay safe, eagles! We hope to see you all back here later this year.
As always, a thousand thanks to Brett Mandernack and Ryan Schmitz for giving us a glimpse into the amazing world of bald and golden eagles. To follow the travels of any of the eagles we've tracked, go to https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/. To learn more about our Golden Eagle tracking project, go to https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/golden-eagles/.


The eagles: Bald Eagle D36, a two-year old eagle from Decorah, is in NE Iowa. Bald Eagle D27, a five-year old eagle from Decorah, is in NW Ontario, up along the Ontario/Manitoba border. Golden Eagles 731 and 733, both captured north of La Crosse in Wisconsin's Driftless area, are up in the Southern Arctic Ecozone of Nunavut.




What D36 might see: a patchwork of fields, farm, and forest in NE Iowa.




What D27 might see. The Hudson Plains ecoregion contains full-sized trees, plenty of conifers, and abundant lakes and rivers. Photo courtesy Water Canada: https://www.watercanada.net/boreal-summit-takes-place-in.../


What 731 and 733 might see. No full sized trees are found north of the Southern Arctic tree line. Low temperatures, low precipitation, and high winds encourage low plants like dwarf birch, heath, lichen, northern labrador tree, cranberry, bearberry, and short spruces, tamaracks, and willows. Photo by Horst Edig.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1657 on: August 06, 2022, 12:09:42 PM »

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1658 on: August 06, 2022, 12:25:51 PM »

T40 - My, what a yummy stand of corn on cob down there!  juicy, tender ... I can almost taste it

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1659 on: August 06, 2022, 12:34:55 PM »

A bald eagle was shot in Caledonia. A hospital established almost by accident tried to save it

https://journaltimes.com/news/local/a-bald-eagle-was-shot-in-caledonia-a-hospital-established-almost-by-accident-tried-to/article_3f70fce2-1436-11ed-a18b-a7826b120cf3.html

If you scroll through the article, you'll find lots of photos of eagles taken by the Daily Tribune, including MOM in 2013!


Trout Run Trail
One of the famous Decorah bald eagles perches in a tree along the Trout Run Trail in northeast Iowa in this 2013 photo.
Erik Daily, La Crosse Tribune
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1660 on: August 06, 2022, 04:27:14 PM »

Personally (I know! Nobody asked! ;)), HM and HD are gonna have to do for me, because the "names" of "Mom" and "Dad" are already taken.

Yeah, Mom and Dad will always have a place in my heart. Too soon to me to call the new eagles this. I am watching and hoping that they will stay around.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1661 on: August 06, 2022, 08:18:11 PM »

Personally (I know! Nobody asked! ;)), HM and HD are gonna have to do for me, because the "names" of "Mom" and "Dad" are already taken.

Yeah, Mom and Dad will always have a place in my heart. Too soon to me to call the new eagles this. I am watching and hoping that they will stay around.

Actually, Arcadia, I'd prefer DM3 and DF2 - Decorah Male #3 and Decorah Female #2 - which is more descriptive and totally in keeping with past designations. ;)
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1662 on: August 08, 2022, 12:02:39 AM »

Good night/Good morning
06h57 for me 23h57 for DN

A SA was insight 08-07 around 20h to ~20h10

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1663 on: August 08, 2022, 05:10:36 AM »

Philjo - Great pics of the visitor last evening.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1664 on: August 08, 2022, 06:27:46 AM »

Welcome to the early morning crowd PhilJo.  It's always nice to meet and greet a new member.  05h26 nest time.

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