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STLbf

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #300 on: April 13, 2024, 05:27:21 PM »

And here's the second one.  Chat said it was hatched when they signed off at 3:00, but my first view was at about 4:50 PM.  Lisa, I think our pics are the same little one, different angle.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #301 on: April 13, 2024, 05:29:25 PM »

And here's the second one.  Chat said it was hatched when they signed off at 3:00, but my first view was at about 4:50 PM.  Lisa, I think our pics are the same little one, different angle.

Yea, sure looks like it.   :D

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #302 on: April 13, 2024, 06:33:16 PM »

Really great pics, Lisa!  I love watching the eagles obtaining their nesting materials.

See panorama pic for location of N2B (orange arrow) and the new site (orange circle) for HM & HD building a nest, which looks like it overhangs the road from the horse pasture and bridge corner.  This view isn't quite wide enough to show the horse barn and N1, but they are off to the left. 

Questions:  Is the new tree alive, just without leaves yet?  What kind of tree is it?

That new tree was in full bloom when I was in Decorah last summer, so I am guessing it is still alive. 
I am not positive, but think its a Cottonwood, too.

I know we're on gosling hatch watch here at the Trout Creek Decorah Tri Nest area.
N1, N2B and the new nest N6. 

• I too believe that HM & HD's new nest - N6 - is in a Cottonwood Tree and the tree is alive.
• The N6 nest tree (of 3 trees) is the one closest to Trout Creek to the north of it and JUST to the NW corner of the Siewers Spring Rd bridge.

I have no idea what happened to the Hatchery Eagles 'Bluff Nest' that they built on top of the bluffs this past Fall, but obviously something went amiss. 

The current as of 04/13/24 Decorah Eagles evolving nest locations and goings on with some orientation.

N1 goose 6 eggs _ gosling hatching in progress.

N2B goose 4 eggs.

N6 eagles HM & HD building a new nest.

1st the satellite map link _ A = N1, B = N2B and C = N6. 

https://mapper.acme.com/?ll=43.27569,-91.78020&z=18&t=S&marker0=43.27550%2C-91.78098%2CNest%20One%20_%20N1&marker1=43.27580%2C-91.77902%2CNest%20Two%20Bob%20_%20N2B&marker2=43.27569%2C-91.78020%2CNest%20Six%20_%20N6

1st image = from the N1 camera looking at the new nest N6 (looking East).
2nd image = Google maps street view (May of 2023) looking west from the Siewers Spring Rd bridge.

Note:
The Exact N6 nest location in my 2nd image is approximate.
I ain't never been there.
I may have gotten turned around a wee bit on the mirror view from the N1 camera.

I'm confident on the correct N6 tree however.
 
« Last Edit: April 13, 2024, 06:37:03 PM by BrokenLug »
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #303 on: April 14, 2024, 11:30:49 AM »

BL, thanks again for your great help in locating the new eagle nest N6.  I'll study it this afternoon.

Meanwhile, all 6 of the eggs at N1 have hatched safely, see pics.  Enjoy the views of this goose family. The gander has been present the whole time, which seems extra-special.  As RRP reported in the latest blog/news, the jumping from the nest could be today or tomorrow.   Someone will know how high up the N1 nest is from the ground.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #304 on: April 14, 2024, 01:04:44 PM »

BL, thanks again for your great help in locating the new eagle nest N6.  I'll study it this afternoon.

Meanwhile, all 6 of the eggs at N1 have hatched safely, see pics.  Enjoy the views of this goose family. The gander has been present the whole time, which seems extra-special.  As RRP reported in the latest blog/news, the jumping from the nest could be today or tomorrow.   Someone will know how high up the N1 nest is from the ground.

Great pics, STL!

In chat one day, I think someone asked that question, and one of the mods said, N1 is about 80ft from the ground.  If I am wrong, someone correct me, please!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #305 on: April 14, 2024, 01:10:43 PM »

Morning pics of the goslings






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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #306 on: April 14, 2024, 01:15:16 PM »

Gosling #6




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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #307 on: April 14, 2024, 01:16:13 PM »

Welcome to the coming out party #6.   ;D

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STLbf

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #308 on: April 14, 2024, 04:12:47 PM »

Lisa, you got such great pics of #6!

I'm guessing that the jumping will happen on Monday.  They all look so relaxed on N1 this afternoon at 4:00.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #309 on: April 14, 2024, 04:47:56 PM »

Lisa, you got such great pics of #6!

I'm guessing that the jumping will happen on Monday.  They all look so relaxed on N1 this afternoon at 4:00.

Thanks, STL   :)

FG was up on the Y branch just a few minutes ago, and I thought he was going to go, then it got windy.  He came back and wind has picked up again. 

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #310 on: April 14, 2024, 07:38:03 PM »

Update on the N2B geese -- not ready for hatching just yet, and all seems OK.  After covering her 4 eggs, N2BMG left for feeding.  She returned in about 10 -15 minutes, and N2BFG came with her.  He stayed until she was all settled back on the eggs.  Good Night Geese.  Good Night Everybirdie.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #311 on: April 14, 2024, 08:21:27 PM »

That little face peeking out from in between mom & dad.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #312 on: April 15, 2024, 08:02:32 AM »

We are opening up a Flash Chat at DE as the Canada Geese Jump may be starting soon.  Come join us if you can!  https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #313 on: April 15, 2024, 10:38:21 AM »

Jump Day!  All 6 goslings jumped from the nest at N1 right around 8:00 this morning.  The first 5 went quickly from the side where the mother goose went off [see pics and also video].  The last one dithered for a few minutes and finally went off the opposite side.  Only 5 goslings have been seen with the parents on the ground and in the creek.  I suspect that the missing one is the last that jumped.  Chat mods report that it has not been found as of about 10:30 AM.

Lots of pics, and times are approximate by a few minutes, mostly to keep them in order.   :D

Before the Jump, another goose landed on the Y.  Parents honked until it went away.  After the Jump, a goose came to the nest.  I would like to think it is a parent looking for the lost gosling, but it is probably the visiting goose, perhaps looking for a place to lay eggs.  We will see what happens.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #314 on: April 15, 2024, 10:42:09 AM »

Pics of MG leaving and the jumping, which occurred really quickly after MG left the nest.  The first 5 went almost in a row, all from the same side of the nest.  The last ran around back and forth and finally went off the opposite side.
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