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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #75 on: February 12, 2024, 12:29:11 PM »

More of the action includes more fish and a third mating.  Our lovely pair have been perching together near the nest since then.  Gotta be close to egg-laying.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #76 on: February 12, 2024, 04:40:23 PM »

The Norths have spent most of the day together.  It's definitely "that time of the year" for this lovely pair.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #77 on: February 12, 2024, 07:35:05 PM »

The beautiful Norths are looking egg ready.

Earliest Egg Laid 02/16 I believe here ?

Mild winter here ?
3rd year a charm ?
Not many transients ?

02/ ?? /2024  ;D

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #78 on: February 13, 2024, 12:47:29 PM »

The Norths are certainly showing all the signs of egg-laying time soon.  I'm guessing this weekend.  BL, your predictions are as likely as mine!

The tall tree branches out behind the nest seem to be a favored place this week.  Another mating there, both eagles perching and trying to break off sticks.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #79 on: February 14, 2024, 04:12:15 PM »

It's still mating time and time for the Norths to be working on the nest today so far, daylight to 4:00 PM.  No food gifts seen on the rewind.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #80 on: February 14, 2024, 04:17:36 PM »

Cam ops panned around showing us some of the cabling apparatus for the great views at DNN this season.  Hairy woodpeckers both male and female have been pounding at branches near the nest.

On rewind, wonderful extreme closeups of MrN and DNF at different times today.  Hope someone with better quality pic-taking than mine posts some so we can count the specks in their eyes.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #81 on: February 14, 2024, 04:20:14 PM »

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #82 on: February 14, 2024, 11:48:09 PM »

Maybe tonight . . . . Raining and cold near midnight.  DNF is right next to the nest, just in case.  MrN on a Love Branch nearby.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #83 on: February 15, 2024, 05:33:51 AM »

🥚  Feb. 15, 2024
5.30 am She's sat on near limb all nite.
I bet she'll lay her egg today.

6 am she's in nest.  Awhile later Mr joins her.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #84 on: February 15, 2024, 02:29:36 PM »

DNF Laid her 1st egg ....   :)   8)
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #85 on: February 15, 2024, 02:30:05 PM »

Shep, you got it right!  DNF laid the first egg of this season about 2:15 this afternoon.

MrN brought her a fish about 11:00, and she wasn't very interested in it. They puttered around the nest, mated about 1:30 out behind the nest, then she came to the nest in labor.  Didn't take long.

Congratulations to the Norths!!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #86 on: February 15, 2024, 07:21:01 PM »

CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. North and DNF! They made it look easy! ;D Thanks to all for the comments and pics posted here.
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #87 on: February 16, 2024, 03:40:48 AM »

This lovely pair are beautiful, and they seemed very nicely bonded.
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #88 on: February 16, 2024, 08:06:44 AM »

Eggciting news to wake up to this morning! Congrats!

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #89 on: February 16, 2024, 11:59:13 AM »

The Norths seem to slip right into the same schedule as past years for sitting on the nest and changeovers every couple hours.  They are still actively mating, too, see pic from mid-morning.