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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #210 on: March 19, 2024, 10:32:41 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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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #211 on: March 19, 2024, 04:59:24 PM »

MG on N2B laid her egg this morning.  She seems like she could be a 1st time mom, as when she pushed the egg out, she spun around, and the egg landed on the side of the nest.  She finally realized the egg was not under her, she looked back to see the egg.  She went to get it and it was almost at the top, and the egg got loose and rolled off the nest.  :(






BrokenLug

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #212 on: March 19, 2024, 06:00:30 PM »

N2B MG 3/19/24.   

CG egg overboard .. it happens. 

Egg #1: 3/19/24 @0:00 CT |

I guess that settles that as far CG's laying eggs at both nests.

I'm pretty sure N2B MG will lay more eggs.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #213 on: March 19, 2024, 06:37:00 PM »

Watching 2 Cottonwood trees along the bank's of Trout Creek with the entire region in Extreme Drought.   :(

2 former Bald Eagle nests now with Canadian Geese laying eggs in them is nature running it's course ..    :)

Some overdue snow moisture ?
 

« Last Edit: March 19, 2024, 06:40:43 PM by BrokenLug »
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STLbf

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #214 on: March 20, 2024, 11:46:32 AM »

Oh my, I was wondering about the short sticks appearing in the nest bowl at N2B since yesterday.  I totally missed the egg-laying at N2B yesterday!  Thanks for the pics and the info from LisaG and BL, also about the 6 eggs at N1.
Hope this female goose returns to N2B to try again soon.  Sad to see an egg lost, even a goose egg.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #215 on: March 20, 2024, 12:04:52 PM »

At N1, all seemed peaceful until about 10:15, when MG started calling honk similar to what the eagles do when they want the other to come.  When FG landed, MG stood up and they both honked as at intruder, which was an eagle heard off-camera.  Several of the eggs were in view briefly. Everybirdy settled down after a few minutes.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #216 on: March 20, 2024, 02:10:12 PM »

I was a regular on the Explore site and used the name sassybelle to post comments and upvote Lisa G, rosieanne, Oliver Case and others. After about 3 or 4 weeks of not being there, I now find that I have to create a Disqus account in order to post or upvote. Does anyone know how this came to be? If I can figure out how to create a new Disqus account, will it work on other Explore cams? I miss HD and HM and really should get interested in the Norths.

LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #217 on: March 20, 2024, 04:16:38 PM »

I was a regular on the Explore site and used the name sassybelle to post comments and upvote Lisa G, rosieanne, Oliver Case and others. After about 3 or 4 weeks of not being there, I now find that I have to create a Disqus account in order to post or upvote. Does anyone know how this came to be? If I can figure out how to create a new Disqus account, will it work on other Explore cams? I miss HD and HM and really should get interested in the Norths.

lilbirdz - I have been using my same Explore account for years.  I have never had to create a Disqus account in order to post or upvote.  I did get a new PC recently, and it wanted me to do that, and I cannot remember how I avoided that. 

Decorah North babies should be here soon, keep an eye out.  The 1st egg is 34 days old today, I think?

LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #218 on: March 20, 2024, 04:17:48 PM »

At N1, all seemed peaceful until about 10:15, when MG started calling honk similar to what the eagles do when they want the other to come.  When FG landed, MG stood up and they both honked as at intruder, which was an eagle heard off-camera.  Several of the eggs were in view briefly. Everybirdy settled down after a few minutes.

STL - HM likes to get the geese all in a ruckus.  ;D ;D

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #219 on: March 20, 2024, 04:26:15 PM »

Around 1:30ish this afternoon, a sub-adult was perched upstream.  It left the tree and the view zoomed out.  The sub looked like it was headingfor N1, but turned.  Not sure if MG thought the sub was heading to the nest, but you could hear her fly out, and then the nest was shown with no geese, just eggs uncovered. HM arrives above N1 shortly after geese return.




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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #220 on: March 20, 2024, 08:08:57 PM »

Lots of drama this year!   If HM wanted this nest, she should have claimed it early on!  Had to sneak off and hide!  “Lol

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #221 on: March 21, 2024, 08:33:59 AM »

N2BMG laid her 2nd egg this morning sometime after 7:20ish, and it stayed in the bowl! 

STLbf

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #222 on: March 21, 2024, 04:00:12 PM »

Geese are persistent, aren't they? Good news about the second egg at N2B, I guess , , ,  ;)  I will call the female  N2BMG, same as LisaG is using.

Immediately after laying the egg, she jumped up and the egg nearly went over the edge of the nest bowl, like the first one actually did.   :o
She is likely to be a first-time mom, like it's all a big surprise to her.
About 9:00 AM, she covered the egg with sticks, then left and is still away from the nest at 3:55 this afternoon.
Also, the gander N2BFG, is not visible.   Different behavior from the geese at N1, where the gander is very attentive and present.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #223 on: March 21, 2024, 04:28:16 PM »

Meanwhile at N1, the gander (N1FG) spent the night with the goose (N1MG), but has been off the nest during the day.  She rolled the eggs several times, but did not leave them as of posting time.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #224 on: March 21, 2024, 04:30:17 PM »

Eagles seen in trees off and on at top of the Bluffs, also some geese were on the rocks at the top for a while, but no pic.
RWBB male displaying in branches, I think near N1, about 8:00.  Watch this if you can, on the rewind, it's really lovely.
Beautiful male wood duck visited the Pond this morning about 9:00.  Did not see a female.
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