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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1740 on: August 29, 2022, 11:21:44 AM »

Yes, very relieved to get this report from Robin about Mom Decorah! Thank you, Robin, and thanks for posting, T40.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1741 on: September 01, 2022, 11:01:44 AM »

Many thanks to T40 and Robin for giving us the good news about Mom. She and DM2 have some interesting choices to make, and they certainly won't be consulting us. Nevertheless, they have our hearts for a new nest and a successful breeding season. Meanwhile, we will all encourage HM and HD to build at N1 and give us a clutch to watch.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1742 on: September 01, 2022, 11:20:07 AM »

A pic I screenshot on 8/16/22, 4 days before the cams shut off. 

Is anyone missing these two, and wondering what they are up to?  I know I sure am!!  Can't wait for the cams to be back.   :D

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1743 on: September 01, 2022, 11:31:36 AM »

Lisa, thanks for sharing the pic of the Hatchery pair.  I'm ready for the cams to come back on.  Another month or so of waiting, trying to be patient while RRP does its maintenance thing.

Meanwhile, pelicans, cormorants, geese, gulls, shorebirds, ducks, sandhill cranes are gathering in big flocks for the fall migration. Plenty of food for the local eagles at the Flyway. 

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1744 on: September 01, 2022, 03:38:12 PM »

I suspect our new Mom n Dad are watching RRP messing with the cams
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1745 on: September 01, 2022, 03:40:15 PM »

Wonder if RRP will leave a gift of fish for the Hatchery pair?

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1746 on: September 02, 2022, 05:49:29 AM »

 ;D A FISHPOLOGY!   8)
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1747 on: September 07, 2022, 10:37:22 PM »

D27 fledged from N2B on 06/22/17.

D27 North apogee on 07/22/2022.   8)

Furthest North tracked Decorah Bald Eagle.
56.02980  -90.40920 

Spector Lake Manitoba, Canada.
When you reach the Beaver Stone River flip a U. Check.

Sturgeon Lake parallel.

Skedaddled back South like a Silva compass to Decorah IA right quick.
Very green pine Pings obscured.    :)   
You go crazy girl, you know what's going on by now ..

Take a load off of your Canadian tail feathers and find a nice NE IA Gentleman.   ;)
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1748 on: September 07, 2022, 10:57:16 PM »

Oh wow BL! I've been checking the map a few times a day for weeks. How exciting! :)
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1749 on: September 07, 2022, 11:14:53 PM »

I love it. RRP and the entire Eagle valley team.

D27 rocking the way north country and swinging natal nest back.    :)

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1750 on: September 07, 2022, 11:27:33 PM »

Sea level ME.

When you see a Bald Eagle take a fish off a mist shrouded lake called Eagle Lake .. shit we just smiled.

As the labor day weekend warriors pick them selves off on the road .. we delve deeper down pine shrouded back roads.

https://mapper.acme.com/?ll=44.36313,-68.24913&z=14&t=U

Nothing Tropical imminent ? 
« Last Edit: September 07, 2022, 11:52:20 PM by BrokenLug »

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1751 on: September 07, 2022, 11:35:11 PM »

From RRP's FB page:

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Where are D27 and D36? The two sent postcards earlier this week! D27 is home for the fall and D36 is continuing his Iowa staycation just a little west of Decorah. Their travels look like this...

D27: Home for the Fall!
In late July, D27 sent a postcard from just inside Manitoba: the farthest north that any of our Decorah eagles have traveled. She started her fall migration on August 10, traveling 79.1 miles SSW to an unnamed lake 58 miles ENE of Sachiago Lake. After several short hops of 30 or so miles, she flew 145 miles south between August 16 and August 18, and an incredible 338 miles between August 19 and August 22! She flew within 3.9 miles of her natal nest on August 29th and is currently hanging out in the Postville area, about 18 miles south. Since January 1 of this year, she has traveled an incredible 3,190 miles. That is a lot of wind beneath her wings!

While looking at D27's map, I got curious about her daylight length profile. We know that daylight length pulls a lot of strings in a bird’s body, and we also know that D27’s daylight length changes quite a bit with the seasons and her latitude.

- Between November 15, 2021 through February 1, 2022, D27 experienced less than 10 hours of daylight per day.
- D27 was above the 50th parallel from June 1 though August 19. She averaged 16 hours and 13 minutes of daylight while she was there: an increase of 39% over her solar minimum. Her solar maximum occurred on June 23, when she experienced 16 hours and 55 minutes of day.
- D27 did not experience true night from June 1 through August 9. Between August 9 and August 19, true night went from 1 minute, 3 seconds to 3 minutes, 33 seconds.
Changes in latitude might mean changes in attitude, but they also mean changes in daylight length! Between August 12 and August 22, D27 lost over an hour of daylight as she moved from the 54th parallel to the 45th parallel. The days will remain shorter in Decorah until the fall equinox on Thursday, September 22.

D36: The Iowa Staycation Continues!
How is D36 doing? Our little homebody is continuing his Iowa staycation, wandering back and forth between the Turkey River and Ten-Mile Creek. Do subadult male eagles travel less than their female counterparts? It’s tough to say. I checked D36’s logs and he’s traveled 2096 miles so far this year: quite a bit less than older half-sibling D27! However, he traveled more miles overall in his first two years compared to hers.

- From September 1, 2020 to September 1, 2022, D36 traveled about 7,950 miles.
- From September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2019, D27 traveled about 7,830 miles. She’s flown an incredible 19,199 miles since we started tracking her on August 9 of 2017:  far more than I’ve flown in my lifetime! We'll see if D36 catches up.

Thanks so much for the postcards, eagles! Fly high and stay fierce – winter is just around the corner and the Old Farmer's Almanac is forecasting a cold and snowy winter for Iowa this year!

A thousand thanks to Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their maps, expertise, and data with us! To follow the travels of any of the eagles we’ve tracked, please visit our interactive maps at https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/.


September 7, 2022: A look at D36 and D37's rough locations. NE Iowa is an excellent place for Bald Eagles!


September 7, 2022: D27's Map!


September 7, 2022: D36's Map!
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1752 on: September 07, 2022, 11:44:45 PM »

 :)
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1753 on: September 08, 2022, 12:28:19 AM »

Thanks T40 and BrokenLug!!! Thank you for the maps and information, it's so good to see D27 & D36 are doing well and they even came home to say hi!!!  Thank you RRP for all you do!!
 Prayers for all of ((Mom's)) little ones...
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1754 on: September 08, 2022, 05:42:10 AM »

BrokenLug and T40 - Thanks for maps and info on our traveling D's! 

Man, D27 can fly!