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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #390 on: May 04, 2024, 12:16:47 PM »

It was good to see HM & HD this morning at N6.






STLbf

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #391 on: May 04, 2024, 07:50:03 PM »

Lisa, lovely pics, and it's so good to see HM and HD with a new nest nearer-by.

Any info on what happened to the nest they built out of sight for the RRP cameras, and any eggs that were laid?

LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #392 on: May 05, 2024, 07:56:51 AM »

Lisa, lovely pics, and it's so good to see HM and HD with a new nest nearer-by.

Any info on what happened to the nest they built out of sight for the RRP cameras, and any eggs that were laid?

I have not seen RRP mention what could have happened, but I do have a friend who went to Decorah a week after we started seeing them building N6.  He said, the nest on other side of the bluffs was still there.  So, not sure what happened. 

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #393 on: May 05, 2024, 10:42:53 AM »

At one point, Lisa, didn't someone post snaps of Bluff with white puffy heads peeking out?

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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #394 on: May 05, 2024, 12:30:12 PM »

At one point, Lisa, didn't someone post snaps of Bluff with white puffy heads peeking out?

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Hmmm, I don't remember that. 

LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #395 on: May 05, 2024, 12:47:57 PM »

Morning pics from Decorah - HD was on the lower bluff tree this morning and HM arrived on N6 tree.  At one point she was in a heraldic pose.  The one gosling family, looking cute. 







LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #396 on: May 05, 2024, 03:09:58 PM »

Beautiful HM on N6 tree






STLbf

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #397 on: May 05, 2024, 04:14:00 PM »

HM is so beautiful perching in the N6 tree, and that blue sky is perfect background.

STLbf

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #398 on: May 06, 2024, 11:46:33 AM »

HM or HD has been perching at the N6 tree.  And geese are feeding on the banks and in the high, rapid creek.  Turkey vultures perched in dead trees, I believe at the far end of the N1 bluffs, out towards the antenna tower.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #399 on: May 06, 2024, 12:44:29 PM »

Great pics, STL  :)

It was cool to see the geese families hanging out together this morning.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #400 on: May 07, 2024, 12:54:40 PM »

Lisa, yes, very cool.  Near noon today, the larger goose family took a walking path across the field and emerged near the eagles' fishing corner.  The N1 family followed the same path a bit later.

The piebald female goose is still caring for her adopted egg.  Will it hatch soon?  I hope so.
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LisaG1967

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #401 on: May 08, 2024, 10:23:14 AM »

Cute lil cuddle puddles from yesterday and this morning


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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #402 on: May 08, 2024, 02:52:12 PM »

Baby geese are sure cute!   The two families were feeding close together some of the time this morning.  The N1 gosling is bigger than the others, probably several days older. 

Views of the creek upstream from N1 show plenty of water flowing now.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #403 on: May 10, 2024, 12:21:50 PM »

Goose families doing their thing same as yesterday.  The piebald mom goose rolled the unhatched egg back and forth several times about 10:30 AM.  She might be encouraging the chick to move, or she might just be bored sitting there day after day.  It's not too late for this egg to hatch.  It was laid at N1 soon after the first goslings jumped, so about April 16th, and incubation is 25 to 28 days.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #404 on: May 11, 2024, 09:17:23 AM »

I hope the egg hatches. I wonder if birds can detect the warmth of a live baby in the egg. Or if the piebald is just hoping.