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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #151 on: March 25, 2024, 09:01:42 AM »

Great video!!!  DN18 out and DN17 looking energetic.  :)

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #152 on: March 25, 2024, 10:46:59 AM »

Yippee!  I was correct about a pip in the second egg yesterday.  The discarded eggshell shows the round hole in one of the pics below.

Happy Birthday DN18  ;D   ;D   ;D

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #153 on: March 25, 2024, 02:00:19 PM »

Hurray for D18's hatch!!! :D Thanks very much for the vids and pics, Lori, Ginger, and STL! How precious they are, and DNN and Mr. North are amazing!
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #154 on: March 25, 2024, 05:45:48 PM »

It's eggciting to see two eaglets at the North nest!!  DN17 has caught on to the feeding thing pretty well.  Still waiting for DN18 to connect with a nibble from DNF or MrN today.  The parents are sooooo careful and patient.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #155 on: March 26, 2024, 11:59:27 AM »

DNF hasn't gotten a bath yet, but she's actively feeding the hatchlings.  Now I cannot tell them apart, so don't know which is getting fed the most.  Lots of bonking this morning.  They will sort themselves out.  Pileated woodpeckers feeding nearby.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #156 on: March 27, 2024, 09:14:25 AM »

Am I correct that one baby hatched March 24 and the second March 25? I had thought that hatching so close in time there wouldn't be the bonking since they would be closer in size than when eaglets hatch 3 days apart. Got that one wrong obviously. :)

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #157 on: March 27, 2024, 11:00:25 AM »

Acadia, I'm guessing that the bonking is just part of the hatchlings' behavior.  It might be partly lack of coordination along with some hierarchy setting.  There's sure to be  at least one blog from Amy about this topic.

They are getting plenty of fish today.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #158 on: March 27, 2024, 12:05:23 PM »

Am I correct that one baby hatched March 24 and the second March 25? I had thought that hatching so close in time there wouldn't be the bonking since they would be closer in size than when eaglets hatch 3 days apart. Got that one wrong obviously. :)

Acadia you are correct on the hatch dates.
Here's the nest record I have for DNN 2024 so far:
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #159 on: March 28, 2024, 11:11:30 AM »

Thanks for the info, BL, and the sweet pics, STL. Have any of the North hatches have been this close together? Before we know it, they'll be climbing out of that deep bole!
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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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #160 on: March 29, 2024, 11:38:29 AM »

Nanimal, you can check nest records on the Chat page by scrolling and finding the highlight dates for several years back.

Morning feed includes red meat, possibly squirrel. Protein power for the babies.  One-day difference will be difficult to tell them apart.

MrN brought a very large sucker fish about 9 AM. I believe they are spawning at this time, and fish eggs are great nourishment for the eaglets.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2024, 01:13:08 PM by STLbf »

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #161 on: March 29, 2024, 04:49:26 PM »

Thanks for recommending the Chat page for info, STL. The North's had three seasons with hatches on consecutive days: 2019 - 3/31 & 4/1, 2020 - 3/30-31, and 2022 3/27-28. And as always, thanks for the picture documentation 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 2024
« Reply #162 on: March 30, 2024, 12:16:25 PM »

Lots of great info on the live stream - chat page, here for the Norths and at the other cam pages, too. Also a bunch of videos to watch.
Wonderful closeups of DN17 and DN18 at about 7:00 this morning, as DNF is feeding bits of whatever and changeover to MrN.  It was cold early today and the little ones were quick to burrow under his warm feathers.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #163 on: March 30, 2024, 04:21:18 PM »

Lotsa closeups of the DNs today.  Here are a couple more.  Eagles don't have an external ear, and as hatchlings the hole of the ear structure is visible.  Soon feathers will cover the opening.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #164 on: March 30, 2024, 04:44:47 PM »

Great pics, STL, thanks!
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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