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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #165 on: March 31, 2024, 05:55:37 PM »

Beautiful Easter sunrise at DNN this morning.  The eaglets are getting more mobile, and it was warm enough this afternoon for one of them to have a little snooze out from under a parent.  Cam ops were kept busy with lots of feedings -- DNF brought an opossum at abut 3:00.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #166 on: March 31, 2024, 06:18:12 PM »

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #167 on: April 01, 2024, 08:01:42 AM »

Thank you, Lori! I hope you had a nice Easter day!
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 #168 on: April 01, 2024, 11:58:36 AM »

April 1 already.  Spring seems to be here for real.  Besides DNF and MrN on the nest, cam ops found a male pheasant displaying  and crowing (or whatever their sound is called), and I think a female red winged blackbird (the streaky one), and a male cardinal (no pic).

Eaglet pics to follow later.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #169 on: April 02, 2024, 12:08:46 PM »

So back to winter today!  Yuk    :-\  The eaglets got a look at the weather when DNF got up to shake off her icy, snowy feathers.  These experienced parents will take good care of DN17 and DN18.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #170 on: April 03, 2024, 11:27:58 AM »

Still wintery weather at DNN.  The eagles carry on, and the eaglets look to be thriving.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #171 on: April 04, 2024, 03:55:11 PM »

The eaglets are growing fast!  New gray downy feathers visible, and they look more alert, and are beginning to rise up tall-ish.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #172 on: April 04, 2024, 10:42:18 PM »

Just beautiful family pics, STL! Thank you, as always.
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
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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #173 on: April 05, 2024, 08:25:49 AM »

I know I've missed a lot of time this week - But where's DN18?

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My bad -- 18 has made its appearance  - Time to get some breakfast for it and me.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #174 on: April 05, 2024, 08:40:49 AM »

What in the world is D offering for breakfast.  I'll pass.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #175 on: April 05, 2024, 12:24:04 PM »

Both of the eaglets are thriving, and I cannot tell them apart.  They are growing and changing so fast, just amazing.

DNF brought in something that looks like maybe a stillborn calf or deer, about 8:30 this morning. 

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #176 on: April 06, 2024, 12:28:56 PM »

Morning brings bigger, grayer eaglets. They are moving their wings more today, too.  Seems like a day or two ago that the wings were little straight flippers and now they have two or three joints.  And their necks are like periscopes.  Happy growing, y'all.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #177 on: April 07, 2024, 12:12:45 PM »

The eaglets can thermoregulate now, and be glad because it's really chilly, windy, and rainy this morning.  They got pretty shivery a couple times when left uncovered.  At noon, DNF was doing her mom-brella thing to keep them dry.

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #178 on: April 07, 2024, 05:46:55 PM »

Two weeks old might be a little soon for DN17 to eat a fish fin (maybe a tail), but there was a good try about 5:00 PM.  DNF is giving both eaglets fish bits with tiny bones and they gulp them down.  Has anyone seen casting of a pellet yet?

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Re: Decorah North Eagles 2024
« Reply #179 on: April 08, 2024, 11:17:22 AM »

MrN brought a coot early this morning, and DNF partially defeathered it while the eaglets watched.  Then MrN brought a large fish and most of the coot feathers blew away from his wings.  Apparently the fish flopped over the side of the nest, and DNF retrieved it.  Fish for breakfast first, then maybe coot later.