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04/03/2011 09:52:36 PM · #51
I saw the little eaglet outside of the main area of the nest too. Then it looked like the parent eagle scooped the little one into the main are with the parents' beak. The little one kept poking its head out and I swear, the parent eagle looked up once with that perfect "kids!" expression....
04/03/2011 11:01:28 PM · #52
You can go to the comments section on the main page. Want to talk about drama!! lol A blow by blow account of everything that happens in the nest.

I will say that I am a bit concerned about E2 as it has hardly fed at all. The older eaglet attacks it when food is being presented and I honestly have not seen E2 get a nice solid bit of food yet. Not that I have watched 24 hours straight, but I hope that the little one will survive. Time will tell as nature has it's way with things.

Look for egg number 3 to hatch tomorrow or Tuesday.
04/04/2011 01:27:38 PM · #53
Originally posted by Melethia:

Originally posted by hahn23:

Special thanks to the rabbit, the crow and the fish for sacrificing themselves to the future health of the babies.

Sounds as though they're getting a well balanced and varied diet! :-)

Special thanks today to the woodchuck. Yikes! Another noble sacrifice of significance.
04/04/2011 02:14:49 PM · #54
Got to thinking yesterday - what if that bird they had for dinner had babies of her own in a nest somewhere? Kinda like the female penguin who gets eaten before she can return to care for her chick. Nature sure can be a bitch sometimes!

PS was hopeful, but it won't come in at work.

Message edited by author 2011-04-04 14:26:47.
04/04/2011 03:42:40 PM · #55
Originally posted by scooter97:

You can go to the comments section on the main page. Want to talk about drama!! lol A blow by blow account of everything that happens in the nest.

I will say that I am a bit concerned about E2 as it has hardly fed at all. The older eaglet attacks it when food is being presented and I honestly have not seen E2 get a nice solid bit of food yet. Not that I have watched 24 hours straight, but I hope that the little one will survive. Time will tell as nature has it's way with things.

Look for egg number 3 to hatch tomorrow or Tuesday.


Not uncommon for the "older" eaglet to kill it's younger sibling...even when food it plentiful. Happens a lot, and the parents WILL NOT intervene. It's just in their nature. On a brighter note, that same situation happened a couple of years ago with these same eagles and just when it looked like the younger male might not survive the mother started feeding it more and all was well. In fact he was the first fledgeling to fly and leave the nest. :)

04/04/2011 04:01:48 PM · #56
Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Originally posted by hahn23:

Special thanks to the rabbit, the crow and the fish for sacrificing themselves to the future health of the babies.

Sounds as though they're getting a well balanced and varied diet! :-)

Special thanks today to the woodchuck. Yikes! Another noble sacrifice of significance.


Is that what's on the side of the nest? A woodchuck?
04/04/2011 04:37:16 PM · #57
they're feeding!!

So it looks like a woodchuck and a crow, (or raven?)

regarding feeling bad about the dead bird that possibly has eggs of her own. One thing to remember is that eagles will hunt, but also go after carrion. That's why so many zoos have eagles -- it's amazing the number of eagles that get hit by cars.

Message edited by author 2011-04-04 17:12:49.
04/04/2011 06:25:46 PM · #58
Originally posted by vawendy:

....
Is that what's on the side of the nest? A woodchuck?

Some friends saw the tail of the rodent. It's a muskrat.
04/04/2011 08:20:35 PM · #59
Time to bump up the url:

Originally posted by hahn23:

Decorah Eagles
04/04/2011 08:21:51 PM · #60
They were on the CBS evening news tonight!
04/04/2011 08:24:47 PM · #61
So Cool...she feeding two of them right now.....

Edit; every time I post you can see them, I go back and she getting back on them.....crap..LOl

Message edited by author 2011-04-04 20:25:34.
04/04/2011 08:31:33 PM · #62
Eww - giant dead thing with claws all clenched and guts hanging out. Ewww!
04/04/2011 08:32:45 PM · #63
Originally posted by Melethia:

Eww - giant dead thing with claws all clenched and guts hanging out. Ewww!


two giant dead things. There's some sort of very large black bird there, too.
04/04/2011 08:33:57 PM · #64
Yeah, that was there yesterday. You think they'd at least install a mini-bar fridge or something for these guys to keep their food in.
04/04/2011 08:42:34 PM · #65
Personally I am a bit irritated with the nesting eagles. They are wasting food! They never finished off the rabbit before adding a couple of birds and now a muskrat. tsk tsk tsk

04/04/2011 08:44:53 PM · #66
Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Personally I am a bit irritated with the nesting eagles. They are wasting food! They never finished off the rabbit before adding a couple of birds and now a muskrat. tsk tsk tsk


They like tripe, what can they say? Why have chicken feet when you can have tripe!
04/04/2011 08:46:01 PM · #67
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Personally I am a bit irritated with the nesting eagles. They are wasting food! They never finished off the rabbit before adding a couple of birds and now a muskrat. tsk tsk tsk


They like tripe, what can they say? Why have chicken feet when you can have tripe!


There was over half a rabbit still there!!

04/04/2011 08:56:16 PM · #68
Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Personally I am a bit irritated with the nesting eagles. They are wasting food! They never finished off the rabbit before adding a couple of birds and now a muskrat. tsk tsk tsk


They like tripe, what can they say? Why have chicken feet when you can have tripe!


There was over half a rabbit still there!!


Do we know what happened to it? Did it get tossed over the edge? there's an eagle's nest down the peninsula here. If I go under the tree, will I find body parts?
04/04/2011 08:58:59 PM · #69
Reminds me of the story by John McFee (Travels through Georgia) where
roadkill was on the menu and not only by wildlife.

ps - alas, the cam's gone to infrared.
:(

Message edited by author 2011-04-04 21:05:48.
04/04/2011 09:05:26 PM · #70
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Personally I am a bit irritated with the nesting eagles. They are wasting food! They never finished off the rabbit before adding a couple of birds and now a muskrat. tsk tsk tsk


They like tripe, what can they say? Why have chicken feet when you can have tripe!


There was over half a rabbit still there!!


Do we know what happened to it? Did it get tossed over the edge? there's an eagle's nest down the peninsula here. If I go under the tree, will I find body parts?


possibly....and what a cool photo op !!!
04/04/2011 09:08:29 PM · #71
Take an umbrella. You never know what might get tossed while you're there. Or if they'll think you're edible...
04/04/2011 09:10:34 PM · #72
Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Personally I am a bit irritated with the nesting eagles. They are wasting food! They never finished off the rabbit before adding a couple of birds and now a muskrat. tsk tsk tsk


They like tripe, what can they say? Why have chicken feet when you can have tripe!


There was over half a rabbit still there!!


Do we know what happened to it? Did it get tossed over the edge? there's an eagle's nest down the peninsula here. If I go under the tree, will I find body parts?


possibly....and what a cool photo op !!!


That's what I said! Though I had crows feasting, not eagles...

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R.
04/04/2011 11:10:33 PM · #73
oh wow! I finally found the comments section (it wasn't showing last time I looked).

Here's a youtube video of that incident with the baby eagle ending up on the side of the nest. I guess it grabbed onto dad, and ended up being flung. Mom got it back in later, but it was a long 4 minutes!! (even though I knew it turned out ok, it was still nerve racking to watch.)

The incident

Message edited by author 2011-04-04 23:11:38.
04/04/2011 11:31:47 PM · #74
There's a lovely tree at the Baylands Preserve with many Black Crown NIght Heron nests.
Many are occupied. I had not planned to process this image (well, really, look at the view)
but when the discussion about the eagle tree came up, well, I could not resist.

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04/04/2011 11:34:51 PM · #75
Originally posted by vawendy:

oh wow! I finally found the comments section (it wasn't showing last time I looked).



The comments section appears when the chat room is closed. I haven't found any way to access it while the chat session is operating.
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