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STLbf

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #195 on: March 16, 2024, 04:34:18 PM »

CheeseQueen, it's easy to be confused about which camera is which!  There are maps with labels on the Decorah chat page.

The geese are nesting now at N1, which is labeled the Decorah Eagle Cam, and is near the horse barn and pasture, with the Y branch.

Decorah Goose Cam is at N2B, where no geese are laying eggs yet, but sometimes gets visitors.  N2B is closer to the Retention Pond, and this was the location of the 6 goslings last year.

It's very tender that the male goose is staying on the nest most of the time with the female.  Last year, the male was not as close by.  So interesting to watch and learn.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #196 on: March 16, 2024, 06:02:37 PM »

CheeseQueen, it's easy to be confused about which camera is which!  There are maps with labels on the Decorah chat page.

The geese are nesting now at N1, which is labeled the Decorah Eagle Cam, and is near the horse barn and pasture, with the Y branch.

Decorah Goose Cam is at N2B, where no geese are laying eggs yet, but sometimes gets visitors.  N2B is closer to the Retention Pond, and this was the location of the 6 goslings last year.

It's very tender that the male goose is staying on the nest most of the time with the female.  Last year, the male was not as close by.  So interesting to watch and learn.

Thanks for clearing that up! Maybe the cam names & pics should be switched? Newcomers will be just as confused!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #197 on: March 17, 2024, 10:51:49 AM »

You have a point about swapping names, but I think it's too soon.  There's a pair of geese interested in N2B.  They have excavated a large bowl and this morning about 8:00 one was sitting on the bowl and the other on the Skywalk.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #198 on: March 17, 2024, 11:04:28 AM »

There's a 5th goose egg at N1 this morning, on view at about 10:30.  The geese are somewhat disturbed that HM is watching from the branches above the nest.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #199 on: March 17, 2024, 01:05:25 PM »

There's a 5th goose egg at N1 this morning, on view at about 10:30.  The geese are somewhat disturbed that HM is watching from the branches above the nest.

STL - I noticed in Explore Mod GABear's notes, the 5th goose egg was laid at 8:00pm on 3/16/24. 

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #200 on: March 17, 2024, 01:11:34 PM »

A few morning pics - N1MG & FG sleeping with tucked heads side-by-side, HM above the cams, N1MG & FG getting a lil shut-eye after HM flew off, and HM returns above the cams







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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #201 on: March 17, 2024, 03:03:41 PM »

Lisa, thanks for the 5th egg time.  And don't you wonder what HM is thinking as she observes the geese at N1?  I guess this is where she comes when on a break from egg-sitting at the eagles' new nest that we can't see directly. 

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #202 on: March 17, 2024, 04:23:54 PM »

Lisa, thanks for the 5th egg time.  And don't you wonder what HM is thinking as she observes the geese at N1?  I guess this is where she comes when on a break from egg-sitting at the eagles' new nest that we can't see directly.

I am thinking that too, she must come to N1 for break from egg-sitting. 

I am hoping she brings the new kiddos over this way.   :D

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #203 on: March 18, 2024, 10:01:30 AM »

HD arrives above the cams with morning with sounding vocals, stays for a bit, and flew out (still had markings on tail).  HM arrives a short while later, stays for a bit, moves to another branch above, and flew out.  N1MG gets up, still 5 eggs.








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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #204 on: March 18, 2024, 10:58:11 AM »

Lisa, great pics!!  I had forgotten about the dark markings on HD's tail feathers.  Wonder if he will keep them as he gets older, do you know?

Several views of the 5 goose eggs, about once an hour this morning from 8:00 to 11:00.  MG might lay one more.  The gander (FG) has been with her on the nest most of the time.  Could be because of the presence of eagles nearby.  The male geese do not incubate eggs, but they are great guardians.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #205 on: March 18, 2024, 02:58:46 PM »

STL - This FG(gander) has been sitting near the eggs, while she has them covered, and have seen him on top while covered, too.  This is a pic from this morning, after MG flew down to creek for break of FG on nest.


I am not as good with the spreadsheet info like BL, but I used a time and date calculator off the web to get these figures.  It gave me a round about hour.  Since geese lay eggs every 1.5 days, I wanted to see how close.  This is what I came up with.

Egg #1: 3/9/24 @6:22 PM CT
Egg #2: 3/11/24 @5:05PM CT
Egg #3: 3/13/24 @10:35AM CT
Egg #4: 3/15/24 @7:17AM CT
Egg #5: 3/16/24 @8:00PM CT

1st to 2nd was 46 hrs
2nd to 3rd was 41 hrs
3rd to 4th was 44 hrs
4th to 5th was 36 hrs

Hard to tell if she lays another one today, I guess we wait and see.  5 is a good number.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #206 on: March 18, 2024, 03:20:19 PM »

N1MG just laid #6!!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #207 on: March 18, 2024, 03:35:27 PM »

She sure did!  I was watching live, too. 

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #208 on: March 18, 2024, 04:27:59 PM »

She sure did!  I was watching live, too.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #209 on: March 19, 2024, 10:25:08 AM »

STL - This FG(gander) has been sitting near the eggs, while she has them covered, and have seen him on top while covered, too.  This is a pic from this morning, after MG flew down to creek for break of FG on nest.


I am not as good with the spreadsheet info like BL, but I used a time and date calculator off the web to get these figures.  It gave me a round about hour.  Since geese lay eggs every 1.5 days, I wanted to see how close.  This is what I came up with.

Egg #1: 3/9/24 @6:22 PM CT
Egg #2: 3/11/24 @5:05PM CT
Egg #3: 3/13/24 @10:35AM CT
Egg #4: 3/15/24 @7:17AM CT
Egg #5: 3/16/24 @8:00PM CT

1st to 2nd was 46 hrs
2nd to 3rd was 41 hrs
3rd to 4th was 44 hrs
4th to 5th was 36 hrs

Hard to tell if she lays another one today, I guess we wait and see.  5 is a good number.

Lisa G RRP has noted your egg laying record keeping at N1 by MG in their most recent Blog Post.   8)

Quote from: RRP
Lisa B has been keeping track of the goose eggs. We don’t know how many more she’ll lay, but here’s her laying scorecard so far:

• Egg #1: 3/9/24 @6:22 PM CT | 1st egg to 2nd: 46 hrs
• Egg #2: 3/11/24 @5:05 PM CT | 2nd egg to 3rd: 41 hrs
• Egg #3: 3/13/24 @10:35 AM CT | 3rd egg to 4th: 44 hrs
• Egg #4: 3/15/24 @7:17 AM CT | 4th egg to 5th: 36 hrs
• Egg #5: 3/16/24 @8:00 PM CT | 5th egg to 6th: 43 hrs
• Egg #6: 3/18/24 @3:12 PM


They credited you as Lisa B however.  :)
Either you or RRP also added yesterdays 3/18/24 6th Egg by MG @ N1.  ;D
Good deal. 8) 8)
 
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