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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #240 on: March 26, 2024, 11:38:25 AM »

Eagles doing their thing this morning, one perched near N1 I believe it's HD or HM.  Then flew to the fishing corner, later to perch toward the top of the bluffs.

The N1 geese are also doing their thing, and the six eggs seem OK.

At N2B, rewind shows the goose sitting on the eggs most of the night and into the morning. No pic.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #241 on: March 26, 2024, 12:46:18 PM »

Eagles doing their thing this morning, one perched near N1 I believe it's HD or HM.  Then flew to the fishing corner, later to perch toward the top of the bluffs.

The N1 geese are also doing their thing, and the six eggs seem OK.

At N2B, rewind shows the goose sitting on the eggs most of the night and into the morning. No pic.

Great pics, STL

MG at N2B laid her 5th egg last evening.  Did you see?  She is now incubating the 4, since 1st rolled off nest.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #242 on: March 26, 2024, 12:50:17 PM »

N1FG below N1 in creek. HM was perched above N1 this morning a young sub-adult flew in and perched under her.  The sub-adult stayed for only a few seconds, as the honks from the geese below scared it off.


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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #243 on: March 26, 2024, 02:03:11 PM »

Eagles doing their thing this morning, one perched near N1 I believe it's HD or HM.  Then flew to the fishing corner, later to perch toward the top of the bluffs.

The N1 geese are also doing their thing, and the six eggs seem OK.

At N2B, rewind shows the goose sitting on the eggs most of the night and into the morning. No pic.

Great pics, STL

MG at N2B laid her 5th egg last evening.  Did you see?  She is now incubating the 4, since 1st rolled off nest.

MG on N2B and her 4 eggs early AM 03/26/24.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #244 on: March 26, 2024, 03:39:57 PM »

Eagles doing their thing this morning, one perched near N1 I believe it's HD or HM.  Then flew to the fishing corner, later to perch toward the top of the bluffs.

The N1 geese are also doing their thing, and the six eggs seem OK.

At N2B, rewind shows the goose sitting on the eggs most of the night and into the morning. No pic.

Great pics, STL

MG at N2B laid her 5th egg last evening.  Did you see?  She is now incubating the 4, since 1st rolled off nest.

MG on N2B and her 4 eggs early AM 03/26/24.

Thanks, BL   :)

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #245 on: March 26, 2024, 05:19:19 PM »

At midnight we had 51 degrees and it didn't start dropping until later, so if she's not into full incubation they might be ok.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #246 on: March 27, 2024, 10:37:09 AM »

N2BMG stayed on the eggs overnight, so it appears that she is in "full incubation" mode.  She is sitting on 4 eggs, but laid 5 --  remembering the first egg that rolled off the nest.  Thanks to Lisa and BL for the accurate and up to date info!

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #247 on: March 27, 2024, 11:27:13 AM »

N2BMG stayed on the eggs overnight, so it appears that she is in "full incubation" mode.  She is sitting on 4 eggs, but laid 5 --  remembering the first egg that rolled off the nest.  Thanks to Lisa and BL for the accurate and up to date info!
I believe your statement above is correct STLbf.

But I'm now a little confused on the goose egg count @ N2B because of this post by RRP .. I think it's a typo ..   ;)

Quote from: RRP
March 25, 2024: Egg #5https://youtu.be/aDRIV0wV27M?si=3epm0f3qwordOTM4. MG2 is beautifully bejeweled with rain as she lays her sixth egg at N2B (the first one missed her scrape and fell out of the tree). She might lay another – we’ll see tomorrow or Thursday! Either way, she’s in full incubation now. Male geese protect the nest but do not share in incubation duties, which means she’ll get very few chances to eat until her eggs hatch and the goslings jump. She will lose roughly 25-30% of her body weight during incubation.


Here's a pic from early this AM 03/27/24 of MG @ N2B rolling her eggs .. I'm pretty sure I count 4 eggs.   ;D
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #248 on: March 27, 2024, 11:38:40 AM »

Now as far as MG @ N1 goes are we sure she is still sitting on 6 eggs ?   
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #249 on: March 27, 2024, 12:12:57 PM »

Now as far as MG @ N1 goes are we sure she is still sitting on 6 eggs ?

BL, did an egg count earlier, when N1MG was up, incubating 6

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #250 on: March 27, 2024, 04:49:37 PM »

Thank you for the confirmation Lisa.  :)

I thought I was loosing track of the goose egg count at the 2 nests.   :-[   ::)

So as of 03/27/2024 the egg count stands at:

N2BMG is incubating 4 eggs. Decorah Goose Cam.

N1MG  is incubating 6 eggs.  Decorah Eagle Cam.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #251 on: March 28, 2024, 04:10:58 AM »

Thank you for the confirmation Lisa.  :)

I thought I was loosing track of the goose egg count at the 2 nests.   :-[   ::)

So as of 03/27/2024 the egg count stands at:

N2BMG is incubating 4 eggs. Decorah Goose Cam.

N1MG  is incubating 6 eggs.  Decorah Eagle Cam.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #252 on: March 29, 2024, 11:34:07 AM »

About 10:45 this morning, a Great Blue Heron was among the geese at the Retention Pond.  Not for long, as the geese chased it away.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #253 on: March 29, 2024, 03:00:17 PM »

                                                 
                                                    AFTER THE FLEDGE 2024

Well, here we are for another issue of After The Fledge 2024.  For some, I discovered last year, this may be your induction to the available program for room reservations, property selection, availability, and cost for our ATF get together.  I have contracted with Decorah hotels for rooms on hold for us.  Rooms are held at 4 locations at reduced rates; option deadlines are available until date indicated.  All arrangements must be made thru me, AND there is no additional charge.  Rooms are held for you using your information and credit card.  Nothing is charged until you arrive at the hotel.  You can also cancel the reservation if necessary at no charge if you do so before your arrival date.  Please call or email me if you have any other questions.

The Fledge this year is July 18 - 20, arriving July 17, departing July 21.  Additional days can be added if you prefer.

First, let me mention that there are no rooms assigned for us at Country Inn & Suites.  You are free to call and make your own reservations there.  888-405-2885.


Fairfield Inn by Marriott      10 rooms available, either 8 king or 2 queen
               at the same price:  Thursday $105, Friday $155,
               Saturday $190
               Deadline:  July 1, 2024

Hotel Winneshiek         4 rooms available, 3 king executive or
               1 king whirlpool if available
               This is downtown location, 3 or 4 miles to nest
               Deadline:  July 16

Quality Inn & Suites         8 rooms available, 1 king or 2 queen beds
               King $175 per night, 2 Queens $165 per night
               With tax: king $668.64, queen $668.84
               Deadline:  June 18

Super8 by Wyndham      12 rooms available, ask for floor and beds
               Total for 3 nights, $654 (with tax $732.59)
               Request floor and bedding

As usual, I'll need your personal information and credit card information to hold a reservation.  Rates apply until the deadline.  Charges will not be processed until checkout.  Any further questions/issues, contact me.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2024
« Reply #254 on: March 30, 2024, 12:02:04 PM »

At N2B, the MG covered her 4 eggs before leaving for a few minutes about 8:30 this morning.  She was gone only a few minutes and returned to sit patiently like a good mother goose.   ;)

At N1, an eagle perched for a short time above N1, geese not too perturbed.  Which eagle?  Shortly after it flew away, N1MG covered her 6 eggs while N1FG kept watch, then they left the nest.  N1MG returned quickly to incubate the eggs.  Two anterless deer were feeding at the creek below N1 about the same time.
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