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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1725 on: August 21, 2022, 10:15:21 AM »

The cameras may be off, but eagle life will go on as we lie around on the couches in the Confusion Condo. When the cams return, it will take some time to sort out all the changes. There is a good chance that we will be watching the young couple at N1 as they figure out how to restore a nest and raise a family. With luck, we will locate Mom and DM2 to see what's going on in their lives. I look forward to the next update.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1726 on: August 21, 2022, 12:58:32 PM »

ANYONE KNOW HOW LONG CAM MAY BE DOWN?

On RRP's Facebook page under one of the post it says, We'll be turning our Decorah North and Decorah Eagle cams back in early October.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1727 on: August 21, 2022, 03:07:29 PM »

Thanks Lisa
No cam til Octobrer

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1728 on: August 21, 2022, 03:55:57 PM »

Thanks Lisa
No cam til Octobrer

 :(

Just the Flyway cam for our eagle fix  :D

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1730 on: August 23, 2022, 03:48:44 PM »

Shep, what a treat to see an eagle ballet!  Thanks for the video.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1731 on: August 28, 2022, 12:50:31 PM »

From RRP's FB page:

8-26-22 Day Trip
Story and photos by Robin Brumm
I wanted to head to Decorah and Friday looked like the best weather day, so I got up at dark o’clock and got ready.  Unfortunately, I had to leave about an hour later because of the fog, but finally I was able to head out.  I saw DM2 the last time I was there, but haven’t seen Mom the last few times, so I was hoping she would be around this time.  I have to admit I was a little worried about her!
When I got to Decorah, I tried to drive through the hatchery area, but they were seal coating the road.  It must have been a sign that I should go to the N3 area first, so I drove over that way and grabbed my camera, binoculars, and lawn chair and headed down the trail.  You can’t see any of the N3 area until you get all the way down the trail, so I was hopeful as I walked down the trail.  When I got there, I looked through my binoculars at all the favorite perch spots, but didn’t see anybirdy.. I decided to go down to the corner where I could see from a different angle.  I walked down a little ways and looked to the left.  There was an eagle perched on a branch of a tree!  I looked through my binoculars… hmmm, was that Mom or was it DM2?  It was not a spot I had ever seen them perch before.  I waited for the eagle to turn its head to see if there was Mom’s famous “eyeshadow” behind her eye.  I gasped a little bit and said,” Mom, is that you?”  I took a photo and zoomed in.. it WAS her!!  Hello Mom! I took a few pictures and then she turned around and flew down and off.  I think she might have spotted a nice fish for breakfish. I’m not sure where she went but she was out of sight for almost an hour and then she flew up from a low spot, circled around above the trees and flew off toward the south west. 
I waited for a little while and decided to drive through the hatchery area to see if the new hatchery pair were around.  I drove up to the corner, and looked up toward the maple.  It seems a little strange to not see somebirdy sitting on the maple tree when you drive up.  I’m hoping eventually the new pair will be comfortable enough to start perching there.  I looked all over the area and didn’t see HD (Hatchery Dad) or HM (Hatchery Mom).  I was going to walk down the trail near the farm to see if they were down that direction, but I needed to get home, so that will have to wait until next time. 
As I was driving home I wondered if Mom and DM2 were building, or had picked a new spot for their nest yet.  Back in 2012, they started building N2 in October, so they may not have started anything yet.  I hope they build a nest where we can see them, but I may have to be content with just knowing they are both okay and doing their eagle thing!
RRP appreciates Robin's generosity in sharing her photos and reminds you they are copyrighted and may not be downloaded without her express written permission.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1732 on: August 28, 2022, 02:29:57 PM »

T40 - Thanks for RRP's post of Robin's trip to Decorah.   :)

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1733 on: August 28, 2022, 02:35:05 PM »

Has Robin posted her pics somewhere?

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« Last Edit: August 28, 2022, 04:15:08 PM by Puff »

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1734 on: August 28, 2022, 02:39:35 PM »

Glad OM = Old Mom is OK
Happy we have a new pair

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1735 on: August 28, 2022, 03:56:23 PM »

Has Robon posted her pics somewhere?

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Puff - Pictures are on RRP's FB page. They're a must see! https://www.facebook.com/RaptorResourceProject
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1736 on: August 28, 2022, 04:14:03 PM »

Well, TF  I just posted a loving Thank You to Robin.  So many of us were hoping to get that news - Mom's OK. 

And I said posted there that is has been 10 years, but it probably is longer than that that I've been on facebook.  A very good, special reason!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1737 on: August 28, 2022, 04:55:47 PM »

Batten down the hatches tsk.  Now says all the way until 7 pm

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I take that back - it blew apart, nothing here.  You got it all.  Are you OK?
« Last Edit: August 28, 2022, 06:58:58 PM by Puff »

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1738 on: August 29, 2022, 11:06:29 AM »

Thank you T40 and Robin. I am so relieved to get the news that Mom is still around. Wishing her the best wherever she decides to nest.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1739 on: August 29, 2022, 11:17:15 AM »

T40, many thanks for posting Robin Brumm's visiting text here!  What good news about Mom Decorah.  Now I'm going on the search for the photos.