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 Post subject: Decorah Eagles 2019
PostPosted: 03/05/19 12:02 am • # 1 
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3 eggs so far...and one crazy brave little mouse!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcKGGLH ... e=youtu.be


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 Post subject: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
PostPosted: 03/05/19 7:14 am • # 2 
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Chaos333 wrote:
3 eggs so far...and one crazy brave little mouse!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcKGGLH ... e=youtu.be


I had said I was finished watching - well never mind- -peeked in in a few times to see what was happening and got hooked again. I wanted to see what difference a male eagle would make since I started watching right after the dad disappeared last time there were eaglets, and Mom had to bring them up all by herself. . As for the mouse, I suspect if she was not sitting on eggs he would have made a tasty little snack. lol.

Edited to add: just read he annoyed her one too many times popping up here and there and right in front of her - so she finally nabbed him and gulped him down easily. Kinda felt sorry for the mouse, but he tempted fate one too many times. . -


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 Post subject: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
PostPosted: 03/07/19 4:50 pm • # 3 
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Wellllll...poor Mr. Mouse was playing a very dangerous game. It's one thing to sneak a nibble at night when mom can't really see him (her?). But in broad daylight? Mom-1, mouse-0. I'm pretty sure there's more than one mouse around though. They aren't solitary little things. lol

Not so many fresh fish coming to the nest these days because of that bitter cold. I'm guessing the fish are staying deep? Glad there is a Dad to help out in the grocery department this year!


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 Post subject: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
PostPosted: 03/13/19 1:32 pm • # 4 
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One egg broke. :( They aren't sure if it was egg 1 or 2.

But it may not be such a terrible thing. Egg 3 won't have as much competition from older siblings when it hatches.


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 Post subject: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
PostPosted: 04/04/19 10:07 pm • # 5 
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I happened to be watching live today when D32 made a grand entrance!

Here's the video!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJm4LNs ... e=youtu.be


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 Post subject: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
PostPosted: 04/05/19 7:36 pm • # 6 
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I saw it, and the first feeding :). Now hopefully the other one will hatch soon and all will be well. Glad to see Dad doing his part and Mom has some help this time around, although we know she is capable of being a single super mom :)


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 Post subject: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
PostPosted: 04/06/19 10:07 am • # 7 
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There seems to be some debate over who has night duty. Looked like mom and dad were both going to sleep in the nest the other night. LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
PostPosted: 04/07/19 8:29 am • # 8 
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I dislike when the chatters anthropomorphize human emotions on to the eagles, yet, hypocritically enough I do it too at times when the male comes to the nest and does something or other and the female gives him 'the look.' You know the look, when your spouse or SO does something really stupid or annoying, and your face shows it. This eagle male usually puts his head down, moves further away or flies off - he obviously gets the message :lol


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 Post subject: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
PostPosted: 04/08/19 9:22 am • # 9 
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Karolinablue wrote:
I dislike when the chatters anthropomorphize human emotions on to the eagles, yet, hypocritically enough I do it too at times when the male comes to the nest and does something or other and the female gives him 'the look.' You know the look, when your spouse or SO does something really stupid or annoying, and your face shows it. This eagle male usually puts his head down, moves further away or flies off - he obviously gets the message :lol


I don't think emotions belong only to humans in the first place. lol That IS the look you give a SO when they do something doofus! :lol

Two babies now-yay! So it was the first egg that cracked after all. <whew!>


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 Post subject: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
PostPosted: 04/08/19 7:00 pm • # 10 
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The new eaglet is bigger than I thought it would be, still very wobbly though. I watched a few feedings and was surprised the older sibling was so aggressive and pecked at the other sibling's head viciously and knocked him/her over several times. The Mom did nothing and she seems to feed the older one and makes little effort to accommodate the new baby. She also did not seem to step in when the little one got continually pecked at, and I think got way less less than half the food offered even though it tried so hard to get her attention best it could. Now, I know they want to teach the eaglets to be aggressive - but to not take extra care of a weaker new born seems unnecessarily cruel. I have not become fond of eagles since I have watched these cams, but I have found them interesting and do care about the little eaglets safety. As far as eagles go though, I do not find them majestic (only when flying) or a good example to be the USA bird icon. They are rather nasty birds and what they do seems to be strictly instinctive, and nothing more than that. They may even eat an eaglet if it dies or they poach it from another nest. Even with their babies they really don't give a damn about the ones who may be weak, not a wit. They do what they have to, to make them into strong eaglets and if they are not - well, too bad. Wonder whoever named it 'Mother Nature' when the weakest are sacrificed and survival of the fittest has no room for compassion, love, or empathy. Not like any good human mother I know who cares for all her children, regardless.


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 Post subject: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
PostPosted: 04/15/19 4:39 pm • # 11 
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Yeah, the little one does "play dead" a lot because of the aggressive sibling. At least there's only one bully in the nest this year, it's worse when the last to hatch has to compete with two older siblings.

I couldn't watch the other night during the storm because of everything swaying... :puke


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 Post subject: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
PostPosted: 04/15/19 6:31 pm • # 12 
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Chaos333 wrote:
Yeah, the little one does "play dead" a lot because of the aggressive sibling. At least there's only one bully in the nest this year, it's worse when the last to hatch has to compete with two older siblings.

I couldn't watch the other night during the storm because of everything swaying... :puke


Evidently it is a common occurrence the bonking lol. The little one has started to bonk back and I cheered :) I did not start watching when the eaglets were this little so is new to me. The older one got tangled in the mom's feather and she almost flew off with him - then he fell. He struggled for a while to get back up and for a bit did not seem like he would be able to turn over, but he did it and i cheered involuntarily - so I must be getting emotionally involved with them despite thinking I wouldn't. lol.


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 Post subject: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
PostPosted: 04/20/19 9:12 am • # 13 
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Honestly, I don't remember THIS much of a size difference in eaglets in past years, so I'm starting to wonder if these two were eggs #1 and #3. lol

Kiddo needed my laptop for the past couple of days. I've missed them!


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 Post subject: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
PostPosted: 04/20/19 5:32 pm • # 14 
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Chaos333 wrote:
Honestly, I don't remember THIS much of a size difference in eaglets in past years, so I'm starting to wonder if these two were eggs #1 and #3. lol

Kiddo needed my laptop for the past couple of days. I've missed them!


I thought the sizes were odd too - but on the site the powers that be say it is normal and the little one will have a growth spurt soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Decorah Eagles 2019
PostPosted: 04/23/19 7:50 pm • # 15 
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D32 sure does love to flap those little flappers!!


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