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Decorah North Eagles 2024
« on: January 01, 2024, 01:02:35 PM »

The Norths are off to a great start on New Year's Day!  More grasses, more sticks, more fish, and a copulation, all before Noon.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2024, 08:44:43 AM by mrsfalcon »

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2024, 03:55:21 PM »

While the eagles are away, little birds search for insects in the branches near the nest -- female hairy woodpecker (no red) and male white-breasted nuthatch (black cap instead of gray).
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2024, 12:36:43 AM »

12:25 AMish GHO? attacked Mrs. N while our happy pair was sleeping on their usual night-perch.  Owl hooted and Mr. & Mrs. complained for a couple minutes.  Pretty quiet, then 12:35 dispute became vocal. :) ;)
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2024, 07:56:08 AM »

Wow!  Thanks for the heads up, eburg.  The cam really caught a clear view of it.  Here's a video I recorded.  Slo-mo version at the end of the video (7:22).

https://youtu.be/q19sGuJpI2k

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Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2024, 09:04:58 AM »

Ginger thank you for the video but I can't see it. It says to sign in?
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2024, 10:19:42 AM »

Sorry, Arcadia.  Thanks for letting me know.  I initially saved it as "private" and forgot to change it to "public."  I've fixed that now, so you should be able to access it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2024, 10:20:30 AM »

Here's a still pic of the owl attack.

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2024, 11:01:29 AM »

Ginger thanks for the GHO update.  I know they have to eat and exist also, but still, I wish they wouldn't bother OUR raptors!

My dim daylight pic of the Norths on the Love branch is pretty tame in comparison.  MrN left for the creek bank, and DNF visited the nest briefly then flew to the BPT as the light got a bit better.  About 9:00 the cam ops got some good closeups of a squirrel foraging near the nest, even up and down the Yonder snag.
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2024, 03:53:09 PM »

DNF brought a stick and MrN brought an oak leaf branch to the nest about Noon today.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2024, 08:46:22 AM by mrsfalcon »

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2024, 11:27:50 AM »

January 3, 2024

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2024, 12:00:14 PM »

Shep, did you intend to post a pic or just remind RRP to change the calendar?

DNF brought furry prey, I think a rabbit, at about 10:00 this morning, and MrN flew in to share.  She's not sharing today.  They stayed mostly on the nest until noon, with some great closeup views.  And they leaped at something, possibly a squirrel, at about 11:00, right after the closeup pic posted here.  Watch on rewind for MrN looking for intruders at the lower part of the nest. He didn't find anything.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2024, 01:23:49 PM »

Here is my annual bookmarks for the forums that will keep track of your last post viewed.

Beak Room 2024 Forum - https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2867.new.html#new

Cheers 2024 Forum - https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2868.new.html#new

Decorah Eagles 2024 Forum - https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2866.new.html#new

Decorah North Nest Eagles 2024 Forum - https://www.raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php/topic,2864.new.html#new

Enjoy and have a great year...
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2024, 05:18:06 AM »

I just wanted to put myself on the notify
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2024, 04:27:25 PM »

Not sure what oldguy and Shep were referring to in their posts, but should I know??

About 1:00, DNF brought a load of new grasses to the nest.  She arranged and sat for a short time, then took off toward the creek and BPT, where she flushed another eagle and pursued it to the north then back south where the "other" disappeared, and DNF perched in the BPT.

About 3:40, a white-breasted nuthatch was foraging at the left side of the nest.  See the gray cap? That's a female.  Cam ops got some beautiful closeups.  I think there was a male also, but hard to tell because of the light and they move really quickly.  Very entertaining birds to watch.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2024, 01:16:51 PM »

Mid-morning, DNF on the nest and MrN brought a stick for her to place.  Then about noon, DNF brought a mammal carcass to the Love Branch then to the nest.  Not sure what, but she de-furred and ate most of it.  One pic shows a paw with longish white claws, like for digging or swimming.  Bigger than a muskrat, I think.  Raccoon?