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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #180 on: April 09, 2024, 01:09:19 PM »

One of the eaglets, probably DN17, moved to the edge of the grassy part of the nest about 11:00 this morning.  That's a big deal growth-wise.   :D

DNF and MrN took a short vacation to have a little intimate time together mid-morning.  Now that the eaglets can thermoregulate, they can be uncovered more with safety.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #181 on: April 09, 2024, 04:57:05 PM »

More pics from this afternoon. Eaglet independence is showing up. They both move out of the nest bowl, and they nap in separate locations.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #182 on: April 10, 2024, 11:15:23 AM »

All's well at the North's nest today.  DNF added a large mass of maybe cow afterbirth at about 8:50 AM.  Or the insides of some kind of mammal.  There's so much food at the nest, the eaglets aren't much interested.  They can move around better today than yesterday, clump, clump.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #183 on: April 11, 2024, 05:35:02 PM »

The day starts early at the North nest, with MrN feeding maybe raccoon to the eaglets about 6:00.   MrN and DNF are bringing fresh grasses and moving sticks while the eaglets do their yoga / baby budda poses, sitting up, leaning back and resting on those big wings.  About 10:00 there's a tandem feeding of small fish from MrN, while DNF finds small bits.  The small fish proved too much for the eaglet, so MrN ate it whole.  DNF offered a large hunk of skin to both eaglets about 3:00;  too big, but it won't be long until they can gulp down big pieces of almost anything.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #184 on: April 12, 2024, 01:50:24 PM »

Pics from this morning.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #185 on: April 12, 2024, 04:43:02 PM »

Pics from this afternoon. Windy here, so cameras are all over the place, catching some great views.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #186 on: April 13, 2024, 02:29:28 PM »

It's a nice, warm, spring day at the North's nest.  Great closeups and faraways from the cam ops -- Thank You!   :D

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #187 on: April 13, 2024, 02:32:12 PM »

DNF brought a large floppy fish, yellow underneath and a yellow tail.  Might be a brown trout.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #188 on: April 14, 2024, 12:11:13 PM »

Pleasant Sunday morning at the North's nest, but warming up.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #189 on: April 14, 2024, 07:23:10 PM »

Checking in for the evening and look what the cam ops closeups found -- blue tubes that are the sheaths for real wing feathers! 

And another brown trout for supper with extreme closeups if you want the gory details (no pic but see the rewind for around 6:30).

Mid-afternoon, DNF brought a chunk of sod to the nest!  I'm guessing that she was gathering grasses at the edge of the creek and pulled up a clump of green grass by the roots.  The eaglets might play with it tomorrow.

SEDs to Everybirdy.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #190 on: April 15, 2024, 10:55:46 AM »

Oh my, the eaglets crops are so full they can't even stand without tipping forward!  :D

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #191 on: April 15, 2024, 02:17:29 PM »

Nice day at the North nest!  :) :-* :-*

S'cap I took a few minutes ago - both eaglets were having a little sweet beak-to-beak time at the rails - maybe discussing where they want to go in the pasture after they can fly.  ;)  :-*



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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #192 on: April 15, 2024, 03:10:57 PM »

 :-*

Other eaglet out of view behind parent just now.  :)


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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #193 on: April 15, 2024, 03:16:23 PM »

baz, thanks for the pics from this afternoon.  Don't we wonder what the eagles and eaglets might be thinking?

The DNs are 3 weeks old now.  Guessing they weigh about 4 pounds.  Amazing how fast they grow.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #194 on: April 15, 2024, 03:19:50 PM »

STLbf - I wish we knew! LOL. Here are both eaglets and parent in this s'cap I just got about 2 minutes ago. Keep looking up! :) :-*

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