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Offline blackster1

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Re: Decorah Eagle Cam
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Re: Decorah Eagle Cam
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2011, 11:11:03 AM »
Love the clear close up images. :). But the squeamish part of me says "Ewww,disgusting close up of the prey".  Then the curiosity in me says " Yeah, but what is it? What did they bring this time? Definitely not fish"  :eclol
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Re: Decorah Eagle Cam
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2011, 11:45:48 AM »
Groundhog, prarie dog or gopher?   :puzzled2

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Re: Decorah Eagle Cam
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Re: Decorah Eagle Cam
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Re: Decorah Eagle Cam
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2011, 12:43:24 PM »
Some believe this to be a muscrat.  Notice the feet that look like they are used for digging, the face, and the size.

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Re: Decorah Eagle Cam
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2011, 12:43:58 PM »
I recorded the heartstopping drama yesterday when Dad threw the eaglet out of the nest and he couldn't get back into the nest bowl. At times, it seemed that he could fall off the nest. Mom came back and, finally, gave the baby a boost through the grass.

I will put a video together later when I have time - if no one else prepared one.

Correction: I recorded it on April 3rd - day before yesterday.
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Re: Decorah Eagle Cam
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2011, 02:06:46 PM »
It happened again this afternoon, Blue!  The older of the two chicks was lunging and biting the feathers on  the adult's head (I think it was the Mom). After the 3rd or 4th "bite" the eaglet was once again flung out of the nest bowl. The things I noticed:

  • the eaglet was making the chirruping sounds and bouncing the way that Phoenix did last year when she was full and content
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  • the eaglet made some attempts to crawl toward the adult, but at other times looked around to see what else he could see
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  • the eaglet grabbed the toes of one of the prey (the muskrat, I think it is) and seemed to take bites and swallow
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  • the adult seemed a bit oblivious to the eaglet, at times turning her back to him completely and at one time knocking him over on his back. Not until the eaglet managed to crawl very close to her did she pull him back in.

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Re: Decorah Eagle Cam
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2011, 02:27:15 PM »
Pictures from April 5 adventure


decorah eaglet outside again_5April2011 by aurospio, on Flickr



Eaglets bites the toes of the prey


decorah eaglet_biting prey_5Apr2011 by aurospio, on Flickr



Eaglet is under the adults's tail - flat on his back - you can see the egg tooth on the dark beak poking up over the tail feathers


decorah eaglet under adult tail_5Apr2011 by aurospio, on Flickr


Eaglet makes it safely home!


decorah eaglet_safe home_5April2011 by aurospio, on Flickr

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Re: Decorah Eagle Cam
« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2011, 02:29:33 PM »
I thought it looked like parent threw chick accidentally (like trying to shake free) when chick was holding onto parents beak attempting to grab food.


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Re: Decorah Eagle Cam
« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2011, 03:48:16 PM »
The chick is in a safer place today than day before yesterday. It was on the other side and close to those gaps in the sticks!
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Re: Decorah Eagle Cam
« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2011, 05:20:31 PM »
Dec. chick is finding its 'nest legs!'   :eclol
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Re: Decorah Eagle Cam
« Reply #42 on: April 05, 2011, 06:32:12 PM »
989razzle  has several videos on her YouTube channel of the Decorah chicks.  Here is the one for the "episode" today.


This is how it started:

decorah_chick grabs head feathers_4-5-2011 by aurospio, on Flickr


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTu-hlvDMio" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTu-hlvDMio</a>

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Re: Decorah Eagle Cam
« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2011, 07:01:39 PM »
LOL-little Decorah chick #1 is proving himself/herself to be quite a handful!

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Re: Decorah Eagle Cam
« Reply #44 on: April 05, 2011, 07:09:28 PM »
That is one feisty eaglet.  Poor Mum being 'picked' on.   :ty
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