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STLbf

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #240 on: March 01, 2023, 09:17:41 AM »

nanimal & others, yes there was an egg that never hatched in recent years, but I forget which nest also.  There was a broken egg, too.

Morning today brings typical behavior with MrN on and off the nest and DNF flirting from the branches. Rain before 9:00 doesn't deter MrN.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #241 on: March 01, 2023, 09:41:50 AM »

One of Mom Decorah's eggs in 2016 @ N2B did not hatch.
https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2016/04/is-last-egg-going-to-hatch.html

RRP retrieved the egg that didn't hatch from N2B in the Fall of 2016 and had it tested ..
https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2016/12/report-on-unhatched-eagle-egg-from-n2b.html

One of Mom Decorah and DM2's eggs also broke in 2019 at N2B.
https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/03/11/broken-egg-in-decorah/


Mrs. North laid one egg on 2/25/2018.
That egg broke in the wee hours of March 16.
She re-clutched on 4/12, laying two eggs. 
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #242 on: March 01, 2023, 11:12:59 AM »

BL must have abound file/gazette on Decorah events.  It's great that we have such a vast amount of talented beakers here.

Thanks BrokenLug for the report!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #243 on: March 01, 2023, 11:32:40 AM »

Ditto what Puff said. Thanks, BL!
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
REMEMBERING A GREAT MAN, 7-27-2015.  SOAR HIGH AND FREE, BOB
Dad Decorah, always loved and remembered

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #244 on: March 01, 2023, 03:51:12 PM »

BL has great historical records on the Decorah area nests!  Thanks so much.
About the late clutch at DNN in 2018 -- the eaglets did not survive the bad black fly season that year.  It was sooo sad.  This year, if the Norths lay new eggs in early March, the eaglets should be large enough to withstand black flies in the summer.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #245 on: March 02, 2023, 03:46:42 PM »

Life is moving on at DNN.  MrN and DNF are doing their share of flirting, but not mating that we can observe. MrN still incubates the original egg but not DNF, and the egg is uncovered a lot of the time. I still hope they will lay new eggs.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #246 on: March 03, 2023, 09:21:08 AM »

I hope so, too, STL; they've worked so hard to prepare for the eggs! Thanks, STL, Lori, and Phyl for your most recent pics, and all for your conversations here.
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
REMEMBERING A GREAT MAN, 7-27-2015.  SOAR HIGH AND FREE, BOB
Dad Decorah, always loved and remembered

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #247 on: March 03, 2023, 12:02:21 PM »

Today starts off like the last several.  MrN on the nest overnight,  DNF on a Love Branch before dawn. MrN joins her for closeness and twittering but no mating observed.  DNF flies off to the creek trees and MrN returns to the nest, where he is on duty at noon.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #248 on: March 03, 2023, 04:29:40 PM »

Good news at DNN.  This afternoon, after a time away from the nest, MrN returned, followed closely by DNF.  No food involved but it looked like maybe she would take an incubation turn.  No, but she did join MrN on the lower Love Branch, and copulation occurred.  So, hope again for a new egg.  For all we know, copulations might have been going on off-camera for days and days.    :D

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #249 on: March 04, 2023, 12:09:20 PM »

MrN still sitting on the egg, but does he still roll it? 
Cam ops have some great closeups of MrN feathers around 8:30 this morning. Rewind to watch him breathing in the closeups.


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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #250 on: March 04, 2023, 12:11:00 PM »

And closeups of DNF feathers & face about 11:30.  What has she been eating or rubbing on?  Could be spawning fish or roe in the creek that might be more orange than red.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #251 on: March 04, 2023, 04:30:33 PM »

Any answers on what DNF was eating earlier today?

About noon, MrN perched on the Yonder snag to dry off, maybe from a bath in the creek.

All afternoon sounds of the farming operation and an occasional voice can be heard, getting MrN's attention.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #252 on: March 05, 2023, 12:02:54 PM »

Similar morning routine here at the North nest.  Greetings at daylight on the Love Branches, but no mating observed. About 9:30, DNF came to the nest after a long time perching nearby.  MrN and DNF flew off to the north and out of sight.  At 10:00, MrN was back on the nest and rolling the egg!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #253 on: March 05, 2023, 01:27:24 PM »

Nice day for the deer to be out and about. Three crossed the creek and went up into the brush on the far side, about 12:30 this afternoon.  Rewind to watch them come into and out of the view.  They are wonderfully camouflaged, and the pic shows only two, I think.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #254 on: March 06, 2023, 11:23:20 AM »

Not much different this morning from yesterday morning.  MrN overnight on the nest; about 6:30 AM, DNF came to call; both flew off to the south today. MrN returned by 7:00.  Deer in the pasture. MrN on the nest with occasional breaks and some really good closeups, thanks to the cam ops.
Before 11:00, DNF perched on the Yonder snag and MrN left the nest.  She looks wet, perhaps from a bath or just the light rain.
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