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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by MaryF » Sat May 26, 2018 10:45 am

I have posted these two videos by LadyHawk to document what tragically happened here in this nest. PLEASE do not watch them if they will upset you


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Published on May 25, 2018
Both babies were well fed and were active in the morning in spite of the gnats. As the day went on, they both tried to stay underneath Dad as much as possible to get away from them. Dad was sneezing and coughing and shaking his head to try and rid himself of the gnats as well. Sometime around 2:00pm today, DN7 passes away on the nest. Dad tries to pick the gnats off and knows something is wrong. He has been on the nest for hours and continued to brood DN8 who sadly will pass away after DN7. I will have a 2nd video for DN8. My deepest condolences to Raptor Resource Project and all the many viewers who loved this eagle family. My heart is broken for Mom & Dad Decorah who have suffered so many losses. I had such hope for her when she laid her 2nd clutch of eggs - these were her miracle eggs. And when they hatched - what joy we all shared in seeing these two babies so full of life. Now they are gone and we are all left with a big empty hole in our hearts. RIP little angels we will never forget you. Thank you for watching!

Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk

Decorah North Nest~ Dad Decorah Grieves ~ DN7 Dies First On Nest 5.25.18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcXTthYVUis

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Published on May 25, 2018
Another heartbreaking loss for the Decorah North family with the passing of DN8 too. Dad Decorah was still on the nest brooding and protecting DN8 from the gnats and sun but sadly, it was too much for this little one and he passes away this afternoon. Dad Decorah can be seen watching as if he is grieving the loss of both his babies He stayed for a long time with them before he finally took off. My deepest condolences to Raptor Resource Project and all the many viewers who loved this eagle family. My heart is broken for Mom & Dad Decorach who have suffered so many losses. I had such hope for her and when she laid her 2nd clutch of eggs - these were her miracle eggs! And when they hatched - what joy we all shared in seeing these two babies so full of life. Now they are gone and we are all left with a big empty hole in our hearts. RIP little angels - we will never forget you. Thank you for watching!

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Both Babies Are Gone ~ DN8 Dies On Nest Too 5.25.18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTIozLp3Nww


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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by RitaR » Sun May 27, 2018 8:16 am

HI Mary, Phillpe, Elaine and all Decorah North Nest viewers. Checked the cam this morning. Another viewer posted another beautiful tribute to the them.

Credit goes to Raptor Resource Project and EdieE who posted this.
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by elainemyrkle » Sun May 27, 2018 12:47 pm

Thank you Rita. That's so very beautiful!
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by IrishEyes » Sun May 27, 2018 1:28 pm

Hi everyone ... And from another view ..
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Post by elainemyrkle » Sun May 27, 2018 1:37 pm

That's so very beautiful Bev. :rh:
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by IrishEyes » Sun May 27, 2018 1:43 pm

ThanK you Elaine ..and I like this from another viewer .It made me smile .. :love:

It seems the Eagles cope better with loss than us humans ..
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by Philjo56France » Sun May 27, 2018 10:31 pm

23h48
Good Morning all
What to say now three days after the tragedy ? :brknhrt:

i thought i have no more tears after that time but if i write on a letter rather than the screen, i'm sure nobody could read it as an ocean of tears should recover the paper and erase the ink on it… :cry1:

DN7 and DN8, 7 and 5 days spent with both of you, a so short while for some but in a same time a so long time for me.
I waited for your arriving more than 30 days as i stayed there, whishing for your coming after the first egg was broken under Mom,
then seeing you friday morning so living during yours 2 first meals of that 25th of May…

When i left you around 10 am that day i never could have imagined that it was the last time we share all three together a so good moment, you, so happy, so loved, so beautiful, never !

Now you already joined yours famous elder, i'm sure you met DN6, DH3 and DH4, Dad Decorah and so many others, follow them, trust them, they know the way, but you already know that…

But you know one thing i'm truly sure, as i said already to so many, i will met you in a while and even i'm so sure, that future day, YOU will find me… DN7 and DN8, i will never forget you. Come around your nest often during the brooding process, you future siblings may need your help.

Je vous aime à jamais mes Amis !
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I feel your spirits even if today and for a while i don't really like this view...
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here too i ressent your spirits, so calm, so green, almost an Eden.
When i watch the sky, i know you are here soaring so high, i can't see you, only imagine you, but i know you are here with us DN7 and DN8.

Merci to my Eagle Family too ! i am from all my heart with all of you who lost such a close relatives, famillies, friend… and those who are in pain.

Mom and Dad Decorah North, i share all your feelings too. I will come back to support you. :rh:
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by Philjo56France » Mon May 28, 2018 4:40 am

06h38. So much work and time spent for that… Be strong Mom and Dad Decorah North !
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Wish you all a good Memorial Day.
As both of you, we promised, we do not forget the fruits of your love of that 2018 season, as they stay with you DN7 and DN8 wil stay with us too. Magically at 06h40
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by elainemyrkle » Mon May 28, 2018 6:02 am

Good Morning and Bonjour,

Oh Philjo~~~Just when I thought I had no more tears your beautiful post brought them back this morning. Your words were so heartfelt and so very beautiful. I always have a hard time expressing myself with words as I feel like they always are inadequate at times. I usually let others do it and I'm thankful for all the tributes to our fallen eagles and eaglets through the years. This was my first year watching Mr. and Mrs. North and I weep with everyone here at their loss. I will always look forward to your posts and observations of this nest, my friend. Big Hugs and Thank your for your so thoughtful posts. :huggie:
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by Philjo56France » Mon May 28, 2018 8:03 am

elainemyrkle wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 6:02 am
Good Morning and Bonjour,

Oh Philjo~~~Just when I thought I had no more tears your beautiful post brought them back this morning. Your words were so heartfelt and so very beautiful. I always have a hard time expressing myself with words as I feel like they always are inadequate at times. I usually let others do it and I'm thankful for all the tributes to our fallen eagles and eaglets through the years. This was my first year watching Mr. and Mrs. North and I weep with everyone here at their loss. I will always look forward to your posts and observations of this nest, my friend. Big Hugs and Thank your for your so thoughtful posts. :huggie:
:brknhrt: :cryhanky: :ty: Elaine
:rh: E9 :rh: 2 to 3 years old
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by Philjo56France » Mon May 28, 2018 10:36 pm

Good Morning all, bonjour Elaine.
Yesterday 10h00 am. I find this green so soothing and I still need it.
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00h34
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Sorry, i need to come again here each night even if now i know the 2018 season is over...
:rh: E9 :rh: 2 to 3 years old
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by Philjo56France » Tue May 29, 2018 4:08 am

06h07
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I know they are so well with you !
But i can't stop :cryhanky:
:bye 1:
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by elainemyrkle » Tue May 29, 2018 5:24 am

Good Morning and Bonjour.

Philjo~~~It was a beautiful morning at the nest and I loved the last picture you posted. They might be gone from us but never forgotten. I just wanted to add a picture from this morning. I felt like I was looking at two golden eggs as heaven let it's light shine down on the nest.
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A short video of what i was seeing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpXt-ZZ ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by Philjo56France » Tue May 29, 2018 10:53 pm

elainemyrkle wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 5:24 am
Good Morning and Bonjour.
Philjo~~~It was a beautiful morning at the nest and I loved the last picture you posted. They might be gone from us but never forgotten. I just wanted to add a picture from this morning. I felt like I was looking at two golden eggs as heaven let it's light shine down on the nest. Image A short video of what i was seeing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpXt-ZZ ... e=youtu.be
I see them too Elaine, Merci. :huggie:
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by Philjo56France » Tue May 29, 2018 11:00 pm

Good Morning all, Bonjour Elaine
00h54, Stormy, rain and Wind
A black, wet and empty nest now, full of life some days ago….
It's why today without any presence in it, this is my last night pic of it until next season or until i'll see a presence on the nest,
DN7 and DN8 are in the light now, so they can't be found in this grey sad nest and I :rh: you too.
Time to me to say bye Decorah North. Take Care Mom and Dad ! i pray for you.
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Nobody is there !
Yesterday 10h42 am
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Good Morning Mom/Dad Decorah North ! I know how you feel, i share your feeling !
:bye 1:
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by Philjo56France » Wed May 30, 2018 2:30 am

I found this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwYrwRs ... e=youtu.be
LIVE - WHY did the eaglets die at the Decorah North Nest? From SASSE Photo
Prévu le 30 mai 2018
This is a special live stream: Live Interview with John Howe, Executive Director of the Raptor Resource Project, on the background of the sudden death of eaglets DN7 and DN8 at the Decorah North Eagle Nest
Hosted by Dr. Christian Sasse
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As 21h00 is french time,
corr. From Sasse Photo FB page about John's live interview (note the start time):
Sasse Photo 10 hrs
Please join on Wednesday noon PDT / 3pm EDT https://youtu.be/KwYrwRsj09g
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by MaryF » Wed May 30, 2018 1:14 pm

I did just watch the above program on Youtube. It was wonderful of Christian and John to do this for folks who did not know what happened to the DNN eaglets. It was informative for those who didn't know but everything they said has pretty much been covered here on our thread already. :thumlft:

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Post by jwin36 » Wed May 30, 2018 1:17 pm

Zoomie got a good look at Mom & Dad after a storm
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After the storm
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Good to see them.
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by Philjo56France » Wed May 30, 2018 10:20 pm

It was around 10h15 yesterday 05-30, Dad or Mom ?
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Post by Philjo56France » Thu May 31, 2018 4:19 am

06h15 Seems so quiet here after what happened few days ago !
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You found Mom or Dad, thank you Zoomie
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by Marg » Thu May 31, 2018 9:09 am

I just watched the videos of this nest on Youtube. Condolences to everyone who followed the little ones.Marg :cry1:
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Added: I hadn't followed this nest but the videos were very informative. Thank you.
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Post by MaryF » Thu May 31, 2018 10:00 am

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Thanks for visiting Marg! We were very sad to lose both or out babies!! I watched Christian's session with John Howe as well.
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by Philjo56France » Thu May 31, 2018 10:46 pm

Good Morning all
yesterday around 10h06 am
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Hi Mom/DaD ! Did you forget what happened ? who really knows... Every day i think about our tiny DN's… like you i'm sure.
Merci Marg !
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by Philjo56France » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:18 am

05h10
And to say, a week earlier, this nest was still so full of life …
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:cry1: :cryhanky: :(
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by MaryF » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:53 pm

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I thought you all might find this article from SOAR about black flies interesting ---


http://soarraptors.org/2018/06/buffalo- ... -the-same/
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by RitaR » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:59 pm

Thank you Mary for posting that article. That was very interesting. The eaglet at the Trio nest couldn't take it any more and took the big leap off the nest because of those flies. She's somewhere below the nest and we hope to see her again. That was a very informative article and thank you again for posting it.

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Post by Kitcat11848 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:00 pm

A very interesting article MaryF. They speculate that Orion on Trio nest fledged early because the nest was infested. Wonder if he has lots of bites. He’s somewhere close to the nest but has not come back yet. As for Decorah North, it’s so sad that the second clutch was late in the season so the precious chicks were exposed to all those black flies.
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Post by Kitcat11848 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:01 pm

Haha Rita, you and I were posting almost the same thing at the same time. Sorry
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Re: Decorah North (Iowa) - 2017/18

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:17 am

I'm sure you should have love a so beautiful kingdom with such beautiful colours …!
around 06h10
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Post by Philjo56France » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:17 am

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:bye 1:
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