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Rach3
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New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:01 pm

Feb.2019 : 2 new eggs and a new Dad !!

https://whotv.com/2019/02/27/second-egg ... gles-nest/

Click on " here " link at end of article for real-time view.

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Ricordanza » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:31 am

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:01 pm
Feb.2019 : 2 new eggs and a new Dad !!

https://whotv.com/2019/02/27/second-egg ... gles-nest/

Click on " here " link at end of article for real-time view.
Not much action this morning. When are the eggs expected to hatch?

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by lennygoran » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:02 am

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:01 pm
Feb.2019 : 2 new eggs and a new Dad !!
How exciting-we've done some bird watching over the years and have gotten close at several National wildlife Refuges-places like Blackwater in Cambridge, Maryland and Forsythe in NJ. Regards, Len

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:12 am

Ricordanza wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:31 am
Not much action this morning. When are the eggs expected to hatch?
Not sure. If I recall correctly, and I may not,I think a couple weeks yet.Perhaps the site would have that info for you.

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:02 pm

Ricordanza wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:31 am
When are the eggs expected to hatch?
Checked further.Apparently hatching starts about 38 days from date laid and can take up to 24 hours to finish.

https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/02/ ... ay-an-egg/

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:43 am

First 2019 eaglet apparently hatched 4/1/19. Watch here, action starts about at about 1: 10 in :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvG4mPexRCQ

One more egg to go in this nest. Expected hatching anytime 4/2 - 4/6. It's my understanding another egg unfortunately broke in March.

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:23 am

Sorry, I believe the YT video I posted earlier is /was a false alarm. Still waiting for the first.

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Belle » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:51 pm

Len, those pictures of the eagles are so affecting and wonderful. What proud creatures, full of beauty and majesty.

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:00 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:23 am
Sorry, I believe the YT video I posted earlier is /was a false alarm. Still waiting for the first.
From the Raptor Project website re: the video I posted about earlier, my conclusion as well : " 3/28/19: 2 44PM eggroll – https://youtu.be/KJCDbXmdAbs. Nice close-ups of DM2 and a glimpse of the eggs! Note that there appears to be something stuck to one of them. My best guess is a down feather. The oldest egg would be 33 days old today – a little early for hatch! "

From the site : https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

"2019 Nest Records

Egg #1: February 22, 2019 @ 10:32 PM CT
Egg #2: February 26, 2019 @ 6:44 PM CT
Egg #3: March 2, 2019 @ 7:05 PM CT

"One of the eggs broke on March 11. Based on color, it was one of the first two. We suspect but don’t know for sure that it was the first one.The first eaglet to hatch this year will be D32. We’re going to start hatch watch on March 31 this year! "

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:54 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:00 pm
From the site : https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

Clarification :

There are 2 nests. In one, there were 2 eggs, both hatched, one eaglet then died, other eaglet seems to be doing well.

In the other nest, there were 3 eggs, one broke somehow, waiting for the other 2 to hatch any day now.More info, and I believe the camera only on this nest, at above link.

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:47 pm

Lucked out about 30 mins.ago, got to see Mom pull pieces off the dead fish in the nest and feed to the surviving eaglet in that ( North ) nest ; no birth yet in the other nest.

North nest : https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams ... orth-nest/

The other nest we are waiting on for births : https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:03 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:47 pm
The other nest we are waiting on for births : https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/
One hatch about 30 minutes ago at the " other " nest link above.

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by lennygoran » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:50 am

Belle wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:51 pm
Len, those pictures of the eagles are so affecting and wonderful. What proud creatures, full of beauty and majesty.
Belle thanks-I love watching eagles when we've been out bird watching! Ospreys and hawks too but the ospreys are more common to see! Regards, Len

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Belle » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:17 pm

Absolutely adorable!! Have been looking at the Decorah site to watch the progress on the hatchings. Sent them on to grandchildren.

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:30 am

2nd egg hatched in this nest last night, now have 2 eaglets. 3rd ,final, egg broke in March.Can see both right now.BUT views change quickly.
https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

1 egg hatched in this other nest, have 1 eaglet there. 2nd egg hatched earlier, but eaglet died.Can see live one right now.Mom just left for awhile, perhaps to get a fish from the nearby State fish hatchery.
https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams ... orth-nest/

Long way to go for all , yet. You can monitor progress at these links, if interested. I’ll not post further. Interesting factoid per the site : the female is usually the larger, to facilitate nest-sitting and appear more fearsome to potential nest predators ; the male smaller to facilitate ease in flying, hunting. So, size matters with eagles !

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Belle » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:58 am

I've been monitoring these nets and the weather is absolutely freezing cold at the moment and, I should think, very stressful for these eagles and their chicks. Is it usual to have the weather this cold going into spring? Those winds are strong enough to blow mothers off the nests.

In Australia we have an expression about severe winds..."strong enough to blow a dog off a chain"!

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:09 pm

Belle wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:58 am
I've been monitoring these nets and the weather is absolutely freezing cold at the moment and, I should think, very stressful for these eagles and their chicks. Is it usual to have the weather this cold going into spring? Those winds are strong enough to blow mothers off the nests.

In Australia we have an expression about severe winds..."strong enough to blow a dog off a chain"!
Not usual for that part of Iowa, but not rare,either.Weather to be similar for about another 5 days, so keep fingers crossed for them.

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Belle » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:06 pm

That northern eagle looks freezing cold; the Decorah eagle isn't dealing with the snow, at least. The depredations of life for all of us, animals and humans alike!!

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:46 pm

Both eagle nests I provided links to, "Decorah Eagles " and " Decorah North Eagles " are at the Iowa Fish Hatchery outside Decorah,Iowa, about 1/3 mile apart. Could be worse 👍

https://www.yahoo.com/news/bomb-cyclone ... 21359.html

Forecast for the coming week in Decorah ( 38F. is about 3C. , 29F. is about - 2C., 52 is about 12C.):
Tonight, April 11
A chance of rain and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of rain between 10pm and 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Breezy, with an east wind 7 to 17 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
A slight chance of rain before 1pm, then a chance of rain after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday Night
A 10 percent chance of rain before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Breezy, with a west wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. West wind around 11 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Northeast wind 8 to 11 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of rain after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southeast wind around 8 mph.Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Southeast wind around 8 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Northeast wind around 8 mph.
Wednesday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 56. Northeast wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. North wind 11 to 13 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a north wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:58 pm

I'm sorry, "Decorah North Eagles" is from near Decorah,Iowa, but not is same area as "Decorah Eagles."
From the website :
"The Decorah North eagles are nesting on private property north of Decorah. Their very large nest is located in a white oak tree in a scrap of forest bordering a valley and an excellent stream is located just across a field where cattle are pastured. 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."

"Decorah Eagles " are at the State Fish Hatchery near Decorah:
" 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."

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Belle » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:35 pm

I had already looked up Decorah on Google maps and located the general area - but was without a clue about the 'North' eagles. Thanks. I imagine it's fairly cold there during winter and fall. One of our closest friends comes from Duluth, Minnesota, and he talked about the spray from the great lakes freezing mid-air when hitting the rocks in winter. And there was me complaining about the European cold when we holidayed together in Austria!

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:47 am

Belle wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:35 pm
I imagine it's fairly cold there during winter and fall.
There would have been two or three - 30F. ( approx. - 48C. ) actual air temp days this February,even colder " wind chill " temp, in Decorah, but thankfully that was unusual !

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Belle » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:16 pm

I've never been in that kind of weather; the coldest being about minus 3 or 4 in Austria and I was terrified and had to rush into Starbucks after just 10 minutes on the street!! It was seriously fear-inducing being worried about not being able to get warm very quickly, even with thermal clothing. When we arrived in Austria we had just left our Australian summer (40 degrees C) and I observed to my husband, "I feel like I'm in the freezer at Woolworths, alongside the peas and beans"!

How do the eagles manage in the HOT weather with all that feathering? I imagine it can turn warm rather quickly too.

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:21 am

Belle wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:16 pm
How do the eagles manage in the HOT weather with all that feathering? I imagine it can turn warm rather quickly too.
Usual mid to late Summer temps in Decorah will range 27C to 35C , with a few days is some years at or slightly above 38C ( 80F. - 100F. ). The birds hopefully have benefit of cooling breezes as they are up in the trees, not at ground, and the benefit of shade from the tree leaves.

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Rach3 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:21 am

Really growing up.

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Re: New Eaglets

Post by Belle » Thu May 23, 2019 6:57 pm

I wonder how long it will be before they leave the nest and what prevents them from falling over the side, out of the nest??

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