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Decorah Iowa 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:45 pm

Welcome :hi: to the Decorah, Iowa bald eagle cam's 2020-2021 season! HWF would like to thank the RRP/Raptor Resource Project for bringing us this extraordinary look into the life of this pair of bald eagles.

This Nest is in Central Time

Welcome to the Decorah, Iowa bald eagle cam's 2020/21 season! HWF would like to thank the RRP/Raptor Resource Project for bringing us this extraordinary look into the life of this pair of bald eagles.


Link to the Cam -- https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

Alternate Link via Explore.org -- https://explore.org/livecams/bald-eagles/decorah-eagles

RRP blog -- http://raptorresource.blogspot.com/
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Facebook page -- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raptor-R ... 6266324668


Soar Facebook
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Weather Report
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/us/we ... wa/decorah

Thank You Judy for the above information :)

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Re: Decorah Iowa 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:51 pm

About the Eagles
The Decorah eagles are nesting near the Decorah Trout Hatchery, located at 2325 Siewers Spring Rd in Decorah, IA. The female is known as Mom and the male is known as DM2 (for the second Decorah male eagle). In general, they begin courtship in October, productive mating in late January or early February, and egg-laying in mid to late February. Hatching usually begins in late March to early April, and the eaglets fledge in mid-to-late June. While young usually disperse between August and October, the adults remain on territory year round. They eat live and and dead fish, squirrels, other birds, rabbit, muskrat, deer, possum and anything else they can catch or find. To learn more about bald eagles in general, please follow this link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website. Visiting Decorah to see the eagles? Please read through our guide to eagle etiquette >> Bald Eagle Etiquette.
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Female eagles are larger than male eagles, with slightly darker heads and more pronounced brows. The image below shows the differences in appearance between Mom and DM2 and should help in ID’ing them.
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Re: Decorah Iowa 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:52 pm

Time Line

[*]Cam on Line... Oct 5
[*] Eagles Seen Oct.5
viewtopic.php?p=379087#p379087

Dec. 4.. Re Mom and DM2and their activity ..Building a new nest
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https://kwwl.com/2020/12/01/decorah-eag ... elsewhere/

Dec.9 Re Mom or DM2 .Start here
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Dec. 11, Sighting of Mon and DMviewtopic.php?p=396168#p396168

Dec.12,, RRP Director Finds D 35
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Dec.15 Finally we get to see Mom & DM2 together this morning. They haven't been to the nest for quite a while. It's great to see them looking healthy and together as we haven't seen them lately. DM2 flew off and Mom left shortly after towards the trees near the bluffs.
:vid: https://youtu.be/yNPJEhWHb7g
Thanks tulsaducli



Dec.16 As the Nest Turns: Another Nest?
https://www.raptorresource.org/2020/12/ ... ther-nest/

Dec. 18 Video Highlights: 12/18/20 – 1, 2, then 3 eagles in aerobatics display[/b]
:vid: https://youtu.be/TiddwezCRCo

Dec 19, 6:25 PM
Glogdog (Moderator):

:vid: Video Highlights: 12/19 DM2 brings grasses and a big stick to N2B https://youtu.be/YPfWibLzxs4 Mom brings grasses https://youtu.be/QNtpUYpfCJ


Dec 21
Glogdog (Moderator): Video Highlights: 12/21 A visitor was at the fish hatchery :


:vid: https://youtu.be/i2h8oLjPBGE

Dec 23Dec 23, 7:13 PM
Glogdog (Moderator): Video Highlights: 12/23 Mom, DM2 on the nest. Merry Christmas

:vid: https://youtu.be/Z71nK_HOlmc

Dec. 26 Mom or DM2 in the trees..near the Bluff'....
viewtopic.php?p=400224#p400224

:vid: https://youtu.be/Lbeh4NU5qac

Dec.27 Mom and DM2
Glogdog: Video Highlights: 12/27 Mom, DM2 perching in the snow https://youtu.be/18KcR3u75J0 Mom on M2, “I meant to do that!” https://youtu.be/zIGxtFPm4rI Mom and DM2 in the tree https://youtu.be/lidwmd5A20E

:vid: https://youtu.be/18KcR3u75J0
:vid: https://youtu.be/zIGxtFPm4rI
:vid: https://youtu.be/lidwmd5A20E

Dec.28Mom and DM2.. Live streams of 2020
Dec 28, 7:49 PM
Glogdog (Moderator): Video Highlights: 12/28 Mom on lower bluff,then M2 :vid: https://youtu.be/Ts8BHds7cxc Explore’s Top 10 Live Streams of 2020 :vid: https://youtu.be/YM48ThgGauA

12/28 D27, D35, & D36 check in! https://www.raptorresource.org/2020/12/ ... heck-in-2/

https://www.raptorresource.org/2020/12/ ... heck-in-2/

Dec.29.. Mom in the Trees
viewtopic.php?p=401335#p401335

Dec 29, 8:11 PM
Glogdog (Moderator): Video Highlights: 12/29 Mom perched in a tree https://youtu.be/YKAjVSXtiBw

:vid: https://youtu.be/YKAjVSXtiBw


Dec.30
Glogdog (Moderator): Video Highlights: 12/30 Mom, DM2, & 3rd BE Activity
:vid: https://youtu.be/VQxDNYUkmRE
RE RRP 2020 Memory Lane: Nine Fish in Fifteen minutes!
:vid: https://www.raptorresource.org/2020/12/ ... n-minutes/
Raptor Resource Project: Bald Eagle and Bird of Prey Cams

DEC.31 (Moderator): Video Highlights: 12/31 Beautiful snowy tour, eagles soaring https://youtu.be/87GNE4CFr90 Postcard views, Red & Kentucky Boone https://youtu.be/

Jan 1... Check here .. viewtopic.php?p=402090#p402090

Jan.3..Check here .. viewtopic.php?p=402627#p402627

Jan 7 'We have a new Decorah Eagles Nest viewtopic.php?p=404065#p404065

Jan. 16 at 1:15rpm
Glogdog (Moderator): Video Highights: 1/16 Mom to the Maple, DM2 fishes, then brings stick to N2B
:vid: https://youtu.be/GRHZC6fcdpM

Jan.22 at DM2 with nest material at 9:42a
:vid: https://youtu.be/Z1XZ4NnuB9U

Feb.15 at 3:40pm
Mom and DM2 visit the nest
viewtopic.php?p=417721#p417721

Feb.16 From the DVR Mom in the nest .,both in the trees
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Mom aand DM2 ib the nest viewtopic.php?p=418112#p418112

Feb.17 Mom and DM2 Start here viewtopic.php?p=418306#p418306

Feb.17 From RRP viewtopic.php?p=418451#p418451




[*] Eggs Laid.. One egg in the New Nest ..Feb 25 or FEB.26
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[*] Eggs Hatched .


[*]Branching ..


[*]Fledged....


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Re: Decorah Iowa 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:04 pm

History of the Decorah Eagles
Dad, Mom’s original mate, disappeared in April of 2018. Based on plumage color, Mom was four years old in 2007, making her seventeen years old in 2020. Click here for a guide to aging bald eagles based on plumage color and patterns.

After two other males came and went (you can read more about that here), Mom accepted a third suitor. As of December 2018, Mom and DM2 were working on nest N2B, defending the territory together, and copulating.

Nest Territory and Locations
Four nests (N0, N1, N2, and N2B) have been built on the Decorah territory. N0 was destroyed in a storm, the eagles left N1 on their own, and N2 was also destroyed in a storm. Fourth nest N2B is a little more complicated. Humans Neil Rettig and Kike Arnal built N2B in August of 2015. We hoped the starter nest would encourage the eagles to adopt it and keep building, which they did! Footage of the build can be seen here: https://youtu.be/2-xRSBBeIYs. A blog about the nest build can be read here.

2018: Dad disappears in April of 2018. He is last seen at N2B on April 18, 2018. After two male eagles come and go, Mom accepts new mate DM2, for Decorah Male 2. The two begin working on N2B in October.
2015: N2 is destroyed during a storm the morning of July 18. In August, humans build a nest (N2B) to encourage the eagles to begin building near the former location of N2. Mom and Dad adopt N2B in October of 2015.
2012: Mom and Dad begin a new nest (N2) in mid-October on the north bank of Trout Creek about 700 feet from N1, which is still standing
2007: N0 is destroyed during a storm. Dad and OM begin building a new nest (N1) in the yard of a home just north of the hatchery. OM disappears in early fall. 2007: A four-year old female (Mom) joins Dad at N1 in early December.
2002’ish: the male eagle (Dad) and his original mate (OM) build a nest (N0) in the hills to the east of the hatchery
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Re: Decorah Iowa 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:06 pm

Decorah Eagles 2020 Nesting Record

Egg-Laying
Egg #1: February 26, 2020 @ 5:44 PM CT
Egg #2: February 29, 2020 @ 6:28 PM CT
Egg #3: March 4, 2020 @ 5:59 PM CT


Hatching
D34: April 5, 2020 @ 9:45 AM CDT
D35: April 5, 2020 @ 4:07 PM CDT
D36: April 8, 2020 @ 6:50 PM CDT

Fledging
D34: June 18 @ 8:40 AM
D35: June 21 @ 8:44 AM – fall turned fledge!
D36: June 21 @ 6:09 PM
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Re: Decorah Iowa 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:07 pm

Feb.28, 2021 . A New pair in the nest ..

This is exciting and interesting ... what a beautiful pair of eagles :love:

Glogdog (Moderator): Video Highlights DE: 2/28 A new couple on N2B? Stay tuned
:vid: https://youtu.be/5jqIPd_xNQs

New BE pair (?) return, copulation on skywalk
:vid: https://youtu.be/VWXayzgHHAY

Someone is on N1
:vid: https://youtu.be/vtX3PvnfxUI


From RRP
Your Questions, Answered: New eagles appear on N2B!
March 4, 2021 RaptorResource

https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/03/ ... ar-on-n2b/
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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:07 pm

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Re: Decorah Iowa 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:17 am

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020

Good Moring Decorah Eagles , Philjo, Elaine , Angie and all others and welcome :hi:

Weather Report
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From Raptor Resource
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Welcome back, everyone! We will be turning on cameras at the Decorah and Decorah North nests on Monday, October 5, at noon central time. Our Decorah moderators will be celebrating with a special one-hour chat to launch the new season. We hope you can join us at our website: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/ and https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams ... orth-nest/ or at explore.org. I think you are going to love John’s new cameras and microphones! We look forward to seeing you!


I have Drs. Appts today and maybe not be here until later ....... Please post if you are watching .. :ty:

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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:53 pm

Sorry I am late posting these
Cam is live
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Mom and DM2 the trees
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View of the Nest
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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:59 pm

I zoomed in on Mom and DM2 :love:
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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:02 pm

6pm
Windy at he empty nest
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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:53 pm

Beautiful Sun Set
From the DVR
Around 6:43pm
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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:57 pm

The Retention Pond
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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:59 pm

6:58p
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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:12 pm

7:09pm
Cam is on the nest
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Goodnight Mom and DM2 .It was great to see you today :love: Goodnight to all watch here ..bonjour Philjo ~
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Re: Decorah Iowa 2020-2021

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:52 pm

Good night/morning everyone, Bonjour Bev, ...!
10-06-2020
00h48 Empty nest
10h35 ago (around 14h13) The same as you Bev
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Re: Decorah Iowa 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:26 am

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2020


Good Morning Decorah Eagles , Philjo and all .

Weather Report
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7:20am
No one here
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7:27a
Beautiful Sunrise , sky , trees and the Retention Pond
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Post by IrishEyes » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:34 am

7:33a
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Re: Decorah Iowa 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:19 am

1:15pm
It is windy at the empty nest
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I checked the DVR back to my last post and no sign of Mom and DM2 :love:
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Post by IrishEyes » Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:57 pm

Peeking in

4:42p
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I checked the DVR back to my last post.... no nest visits .. Mom and DM2 are out and about enjoying their freedom :love:
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Re: Decorah Iowa 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:43 pm

8:39pm
Cam is on the nest for the night
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I checked the DVR I didn't see Mom and DM2 but I did see a beautiful sunset
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Goodnight Mom and DM2 where ever you are ,, bonjour Philjo!
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Post by IrishEyes » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:41 am

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7,2020

Good Mornimg Decorah Eagles

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8:40am
Nest is empty
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Post by IrishEyes » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:52 am

From the DVR around 7:20a
Mom watches the black birds
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Mom is leaving \
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Post by IrishEyes » Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:42 pm

3:40p
Peeking in and no eagles seen

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Post by IrishEyes » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:29 pm

7:26pm
Windy at the empty nest
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I checked the DVR .. no eagles seen but I did see a beautiful sunset
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View of the Retention Pond
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Re: Decorah Iowa 2020-2021

Post by Philjo56France » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:46 pm

18h25
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23h38 I prefer the view with the entire sky walk branch for my night check, not this one which is too "restrictive" but i do with what i see and so:
Nobody's insight tonight!
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Good night/morning everyone, Bonjour Bev, ...!
10-08-2020
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Post by IrishEyes » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:53 am

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020

Good Morning Decorah Eagles and everyone ... bonjour Philjo

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5:43a
Can hear the wind at the empty nest
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Re: Decorah Iowa 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:07 am

Beautiful Fall Colors and Retention Pond
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6:04am
Nest is empty
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Re: Decorah Iowa 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:24 pm

4:22pm
No eagles here
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Re: Decorah Iowa 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:10 pm

7:04pm
Nest is empty
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From the DVR

Beautiful bleu sky and autumn colors of the trees
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