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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1755 on: September 09, 2022, 02:01:49 PM »

Great info, BL and T40; thanks for sharing! I love visualizing our eagles living their amazing eagle lives! May they continue on with safe travels!💗
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1756 on: September 11, 2022, 01:47:49 AM »

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1757 on: September 11, 2022, 04:57:49 AM »

T40 - Thanks for the live link, very cool!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1758 on: September 20, 2022, 01:28:42 PM »

One from the "archives"

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1759 on: September 20, 2022, 01:35:28 PM »

Thanks for that memory, T40!

It sure felt like DM2 was clearing out the pond that day.  ;D

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1760 on: September 24, 2022, 07:54:34 PM »

From RRP's FB page:

Happy Fri-yay, everyone! We're a little over halfway through camera work and we wanted to share a few updates! To date:
- We replaced a camera and added a new camera at the North nest. We're super excited to share the new views with everyone: this camera is in a tree to the side of the nest and will give us a brand new perspective on nest activities. We also did some trimming.
- We cleaned cameras and did a lot of trimming at N2B. Two things really struck us: without constant replenishment, the nest has really compacted and shrunk, and without constant eagle trimming, small shoots and suckers had taken over the branches. We were surprised by the amount of trimming that needed to be done!
We'll start streaming again on October 8. Watch this space and our website for more information. Thank you so much for all of your support and for being patient during our maintenance month: for watching, sharing, learning, and especially for caring.


John hard at work on the new camera system.


A look at the North nest. It's not easy to work on rope: the leverage is all wrong and the branches don't always let us hang where we want. We built scaffolding to make accessing and replacing the cameras easier. We remove it as soon as we are done!


Amy trimming on the Skywalk. We got it trimmed back to the end!


What is it with the North nest squirrels? They shredded this camera mount in the one place it wasn't protected.


It's all protected now!


Kike working on camera replacement.


Mr. North inspecting our work on September 22. He seems to have approved it!


Kike and Dave Kester at our banding blind. We run this project with Luther College and are very excited about this year's group of interns!


If you look closely, you'll see Kike working in a tree at center. He is placing the new camera: not an easy place to do it, since part of the tree was dead and only one person can be up there at a time.


A closer look.


Random tractors at the Kwik Trip on Highway 9 and Short Street. The one at rear is an Avery 'Eagle'. The owner told me it was one of six metal Avery tractors left in the world.


We go through a lot of this! Amy did some camo work this year, but John Howe is the true camo Old Master painter!


Enlarge this and you'll see the scaffolding from below. The nest is about 55 feet off the ground and the scaffolding is 65-70.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1761 on: September 25, 2022, 02:36:15 AM »

Did you see our new pair?
SO GLAD you gave us a shot of North eagle!

Things will be popping in October!
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1762 on: September 25, 2022, 03:49:55 AM »

T40 - Thanks for the RRP post and pics!  Oct 8th can't come soon enough!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1763 on: September 27, 2022, 12:55:41 PM »

 :) :)
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1764 on: September 27, 2022, 12:57:07 PM »

 :) :)

D27's fondness for the forest makes me wonder if she's nest shopping. Hmmm... ::)
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1765 on: September 27, 2022, 04:24:25 PM »

:) :)

D27's fondness for the forest makes me wonder if she's nest shopping. Hmmm... ::)

T40 - Did you see how close D27 was on 8/28/22 to her natal nest....0.23 miles away!  :D

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1766 on: September 27, 2022, 05:50:55 PM »

:) :)

D27's fondness for the forest makes me wonder if she's nest shopping. Hmmm... ::)

T40 - Did you see how close D27 was on 8/28/22 to her natal nest....0.23 miles away!  :D

Lisa - Sure did! ;) And from my limited knowledge of eagle tracking, I believe whenever you see an eagle's "shield" ID on RRP's maps, it is an actual ping, meaning that's where the eagle really was when the ping happened.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1767 on: September 27, 2022, 09:00:23 PM »

From RRP's FB page:

9-25-22 Day Trip
Story and photos by Robin Brumm

It had been about a month since I went to Decorah and I have been eager to get back over there to see if I could find both Mom & DM2, and the new pair of Hatchery Eagles.  Since Sunday was supposed to be cool, but sunny, I decided to head over early so I left at dark o’clock.  Thank goodness dark o’clock isn’t as early as it used to be!

I got to Decorah and of course my car automatically had to drive through the hatchery first, so I checked out N1 and the bluffs to see if the new Hatchery pair was there.  They weren’t at N1, but I grabbed my binoculars and scanned the bluff.  I did see at least one of them in a dead tree. The tree where they often perch on the bluff, is off to the right and above where Mom and DM2 used to perch.  I find it interesting that I have not seen them perch in any of the places that Mom and DM2 typically would perch.  It was still too dark to get a decent picture, so I decided to head over to the N3 area.

I got to the nest area, parked the car, grabbed my stuff and headed down the trail.  On the way down the trail, I may have muttered a few, “please be there, please be there” under my breath, lol.  I got down to the N3 area and scanned all the preferred perch spots.  Wait.. there is an eagle on the top of a broken branch!  I looked through my binoculars but it was facing the other direction!  Finally it looked to the side. Hmmm, was that Mom or DM2?  Well, I didn’t have to decide because just then, another eagle flew in and perched on the top of a different branch next to it.  I took some pictures and zoomed in on my camera.  Both of them, Yay! DM2 was there first on the higher branch, and Mom flew into the lower branch. After looking at my pictures and comparing them to some older photos, I believe they were both perched on what used to be branches of the N3 tree.

They perched there for quite a while.  Eventually  DM2 flew off and circled around the area. I thought he was going to land on a thin branch but he flew slightly above it, grabbed the branch and flew into a group of trees.  About a minute later he came flying back, grabbed another branch and flew into the same group of trees. He did that one more time, and finally flew off behind the trees. There was a big tree in front of the group of trees he flew into, so I couldn’t see a nest, or see exactly where he went.  He came back quickly each time, so wherever he was putting those branches it was not very far from where N3 was located.  Meanwhile, Mom was intently watching DM2 carry branches around… or maybe I should say she was supervising!  😉  She stayed for about an hour before she flew off in the same direction that DM2 flew.  I waited a bit but nobirdy showed up, so I decided to go back to the hatchery. 

As I drove up to the corner by the hatchery, I looked toward the N1 tree and saw both of the new hatchery eagles perched in the spot we would often see them perching at night when the camera was broadcasting. So I pulled around the corner and walked over to the bridge to get some photos.  I still have problems ID’ing the new pair, especially when there is only one of them. This time they were both there, so I could see the size difference.  I’m pretty sure that HM (hatchery mom) was on the left, and HD (hatchery dad) was on the right.   They stayed for a while and then flew off.  It was a breezy, beautiful day for soaring, and they both quickly circled up into the thermals and disappeared over the trees. 

As I was driving home, I wondered about Mom and DM2.  It looked like he was bringing in branches for a new nest, and I wonder, if he really is starting a new nest, will I be able to see it once the leaves fall off the trees. As long as they are happy doing what eagles do, I’ll be happy for them… Here’s to a successful 2023 nesting season for them! ❤

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 #1768 on: September 28, 2022, 05:06:12 AM »

T40 - Thanks for RRP's post of Robin's day trip. 

Good to see and read about all of our eagles!   :D

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1769 on: September 28, 2022, 07:40:18 AM »

What an excellent day for Robin and all of us! I'm thrilled that Mom and DM2 were spotted together! Thanks so much, RRP and Robin, for the update.
T40, along with Robin's report, I appreciate your postings of the RRP nest work and the Decorah eagle travels! I love seeing where D27 and D36 choose to travel. Be safe, beautiful eagles!
They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth. ~ Henry Beston
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