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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2024, 04:35:50 PM »

One of the North eagles brought a pheasant carcass to the nest, probably some time yesterday.  MrN brought a squirrel for lunch today.  DNF joined him to share then take over the food, and he went to the Love Branch, then flew away.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2024, 12:37:33 PM »

Breakfish early this morning, MrN brought the fish, DNF claimed and ate it all.  Then DNF perched on a Love Branch for a long while.  MrN perched briefly above the nest, then both flew off to the north about  11:00.  Red squirrel visited the nest and branches around noon [no pics].

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2024, 04:13:37 PM »

Not much action at DNN today.  A couple of little birds and squirrels. Just before 1:00, MrN perched above the nest then flew to the far creek bank. No fish appeared, and MrN flew away to the north.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2024, 03:25:17 PM »

DNF brought grasses to the nest, then stayed a short while picking at nestovers.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2024, 04:49:49 PM »

MrN and DNF did some spreading of grasses on top of the snow today.  Cam ops got great closeups of DNF.  She cleaned up her face feathers.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2024, 04:50:50 PM »

Distant view of a pair of Cardinals, and flock of Canada geese in the creek about noon.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2024, 03:55:19 AM »

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2024, 12:52:36 PM »

First Egg Week will be here before we know it!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2024, 02:06:45 PM »

DNF had the remains of something furry and smallish for lunch about 1:00 today.  Muskrat perhaps.  She ate it, fur and all, feaked her beak, and flew away.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2024, 12:38:21 PM »

Nestorations this morning. First DNF brought a stick then MrN brought grasses about 8:00, with some great views of them in the sunshine, thanks to the cam ops. They did more about 10:30 [no pics].  Flock of geese feeding near the creek about 11:00.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2024, 05:01:48 PM »

A Red tailed hawk visited the nest this afternoon about 2:30, not for very long, but the cam ops got some great views of this gorgeous bird. Also close up views of Canada geese grazing about 3:00, and DNF on the nest and Ladder Branch about 3:30 while the hawk was perching in high branches to the south of the nest.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2024, 05:03:53 PM »

Geese in the pasture, then DNF on the nest and alert on the Ladder Branch while hawk perched nearby.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2024, 12:11:27 PM »

MrN brought a carcass, maybe rabbit, to the nest about 8:30 AM, followed by DNF who claimed and ate it.  About noon, he brought a stick, then she brought a stick that MrN placed where he wanted it.  It's all good.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2024, 01:05:47 PM »

Male ring-necked pheasant feeding in the underbrush below the nest this morning.  Better views later than this post.  More to come.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2024, 04:28:18 PM »

Eagles have been busy today, mostly nest work, and one raggedy carcass. Watch the male Cardinal at the nest with the Norths about 9:30 AM.