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Ginger52

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #735 on: December 22, 2023, 08:02:06 PM »

After nothing last night - Tonight we have both HD and HM in the tree together for the night (after a quickie roll in the hay, as they say  :o )

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Puff -- i think you meant to post this in the DE thread.   :)

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #736 on: December 22, 2023, 11:06:37 PM »

I saw the "dancing" tonight between Mr and Mrs North.  Was a nice practice demo, that's for sure 8)

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #737 on: December 23, 2023, 11:14:52 AM »

The Norths spent the night on Love Branches and were there at daybreak.  They flew to creek trees, to make way for two red squirrels to visit the nest from about 9:00 and for about an hour.  Catch the rewind for many closeups.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #738 on: December 23, 2023, 09:26:57 PM »

GailM posted this beautiful holiday video on the Explore DNN chat board:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogG13GFZpvk

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #739 on: December 24, 2023, 01:14:26 PM »

That's a great video, thanks to Ginger for posting it!

Misty and warm today, not much happening at DNN by noon.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #740 on: December 24, 2023, 01:28:48 PM »

You're welcome, STL.

Just one nest visit so far today (at 9:32 a.m.).  DNF brought in a clump of grass and Mr. N. brought a cornstalk.  Both did some aerating.  DNF perched for awhile across the stream.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #741 on: December 24, 2023, 02:56:47 PM »

That was a really nice fly-in with the cornstalk for MrN!  Thanks, Ginger.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #742 on: December 26, 2023, 04:13:14 AM »

4 am December 26, 2023
Yep - still 2023 ....   ;D
I hear turkeys - and some kind of 'screaming' - ?

Since I have both this and Decorah cams up,
I am not certain which cam has the sounds.
ACCEPT TRUTH even when you dont like it
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #743 on: December 26, 2023, 12:10:36 PM »

Shep, sometimes the sounds from the cameras fool me and I think they're coming from my back yard!

DNF has been on and off the nest this morning.  Just before noon, she brought a fish for lunch.  MrN came to the nest, but too late for lunch.
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #744 on: December 26, 2023, 04:54:34 PM »

More fishing activity early afternoon.  Right after DNF's bath, MrN was fishing from the Brush Pile. He dived in and caught a trout, carried it to a branch below the nest and called for DNF.  She flew by but didn't stop to share.  He continued calling and finally ate the fish.  Then he flew back to the creek for a drink (maybe a quick dip, too).  Should be video of the fishy action or catch it on the rewind!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #745 on: December 27, 2023, 11:49:55 AM »

Skiff of snow overnight, melted on the ground by 10.  The Norths perched together on the BPT about 8:30 AM.  They both left for other trees, then MrN came to the nest just picking around at 8:45, then left.  DNF on the nest for more picking at 11:30, and was just testing the fit when MrN landed. They both flew away and neither brought anything new as of almost noon.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #746 on: December 28, 2023, 12:15:39 PM »

DNF brought something furry for breakfast on the nest about 8:00 and spent a couple of hours picking at the carcass.  Guessing a muskrat.  MrN joined her to watch, pick at the nest, and nibble when she moved away.  He carried off the remains to eat on a branch below to the right of the nest (south).  Done by about 11:00, when both flew off to the north.  Cam ops got great closeups and flyaway views.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #747 on: December 29, 2023, 04:13:30 PM »

It's a sticks and fish day for the Norths!  Better on the rewind for sticks around 10:00, then closer to noon for the fishing.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #748 on: December 29, 2023, 04:23:23 PM »

Fishing pics.  The Norths are on the far creek bed and plunge down to catch the fish.  MrN tried and missed at about 10:30 AM.  A little later, both adults were in the same location, when he plunged successfully.  He flew toward the nest with DNF following.  Lots of calling, and pics of MrN on a branch below the nest eating the fish.  DNF perched on the Yonder snag and a sub-adult in brush below her. (See pic with circles: Green = MrN with fish, Blue = DNF, Purple = Sub-a)  Closeups of MrN and the floppy fish. When he has eaten most of it, DNF flies in from his rear and he leaps away.  She carried the remains of the fish to the nest to eat it.  Later, cam ops found the sub-a perching in tall trees on the south side of the nest.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2023
« Reply #749 on: December 29, 2023, 04:24:09 PM »

Here's the Sub-adult.