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04/07/2011 01:39:07 PM · #126
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04/07/2011 07:46:39 PM · #127
Those babies seem to have a very good appetite already. Earlier I saw one push in front of the one Mom was trying to feed.
04/07/2011 08:09:52 PM · #128
Originally posted by GinaRothfels:

Those babies seem to have a very good appetite already. Earlier I saw one push in front of the one Mom was trying to feed.

LOL - Now, now, Gina. You are supposed to be working.
But dang, aren't they cute and it isn't every day we get to see something like this.
:))
04/07/2011 08:13:42 PM · #129
Originally posted by sfalice:

Originally posted by GinaRothfels:

Those babies seem to have a very good appetite already. Earlier I saw one push in front of the one Mom was trying to feed.

LOL - Now, now, Gina. You are supposed to be working.
But dang, aren't they cute and it isn't every day we get to see something like this.
:))


Actually I'm supposed to be asleep. It's well past midnight here.
04/07/2011 08:16:38 PM · #130
Originally posted by GinaRothfels:

Originally posted by sfalice:

Originally posted by GinaRothfels:




Actually I'm supposed to be asleep. It's well past midnight here.

HaHa. They go to infrared in (+-) 45 minutes. Then it can be beddie-bye.
04/08/2011 07:40:36 PM · #131
Lots of activity at the Decorah eagle homestead today.
Not lots of activity at my homestead, today.
What amazing activity is going on there.
04/08/2011 07:50:02 PM · #132
Originally posted by sfalice:

Lots of activity at the Decorah eagle homestead today.
Not lots of activity at my homestead, today.
What amazing activity is going on there.


I haven't been able to watch a lot since the third eaglet hatched. Are the older two siblings letting it eat or are they fighting with it? I really hope all three make it.
04/08/2011 08:10:32 PM · #133
Originally posted by DCNUTTER:

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I haven't been able to watch a lot since the third eaglet hatched. Are the older two siblings letting it eat or are they fighting with it? I really hope all three make it.

All eaglets are thriving. They are growing exponentially. The parents are very experienced and capable. I expect the nest to fledge all three. It's been a joy to watch. There's a prey pantry there of many fish, crow, muskrat, squirrel, etc. I'm most impressed at the sharing of nurturing duties by the mom and dad. Although, the mom takes the overnight duties most of the time. But, they swap out a lot. The dad is a great hunter/fisher. 25 million views to date.

eta: http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

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04/08/2011 08:23:27 PM · #134
Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by DCNUTTER:

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I haven't been able to watch a lot since the third eaglet hatched. Are the older two siblings letting it eat or are they fighting with it? I really hope all three make it.

All eaglets are thriving. They are growing exponentially. The parents are very experienced and capable. I expect the nest to fledge all three. It's been a joy to watch. There's a prey pantry there of many fish, crow, muskrat, squirrel, etc. I'm most impressed at the sharing of nurturing duties by the mom and dad. Although, the mom takes the overnight duties most of the time. But, they swap out a lot. The dad is a great hunter/fisher. 25 million views to date.

eta: http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles


Thanks Richard. Yes, I watched it a lot, but have been a little busy the last couple of days. Nice to hear they are all doing well. Appreciate the update.
04/09/2011 12:49:37 PM · #135
At the Decorah eagles homestead life is getting even more interesting. The eaglets are growing and wiggling more. For some reason, there's quite a lot of conversation between the adults today. New additions to the buffet keep coming in. And on and on.

All in all, it's just fascinating. And a guaranteed time sink.
04/09/2011 12:56:18 PM · #136
good views of the eaglets now.
04/09/2011 12:57:02 PM · #137
too late!
04/09/2011 01:49:28 PM · #138
ahhhh!!!! I'm not sure I can watch now that they're moving around more!! It makes me too nervous when they stand up and start heading towards the edge!!!!

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04/09/2011 01:57:29 PM · #139
Yes! Don't you want to just go and tuck them back in again?
04/09/2011 02:31:34 PM · #140
Good bit of sibling rivalry going on as well. Especially for the moment when the parent said "enough - I'm going for a bit of a fly around - behave!"
04/09/2011 02:39:00 PM · #141
Lol, dad (I think) is doing a vigilant job of striking and lunging at the flies that dare get too close :-P

One of the babies is pretty far towards the edge of the nest right now. Kind of scary

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04/09/2011 02:47:10 PM · #142
Originally posted by Fiora:

Lol, dad (I think) is doing a vigilant job of striking and lunging at the flies that dare get too close :-P

One of the babies is pretty far towards the edge of the nest right now. Kind of scary


The nest actually goes farther to the right quite a bit. The camera panned over that way not too long ago. I was so happy to see that it's not really that close to the edge. I guess that's why they make the barrier of sticks -- probably harder for the baby to climb over!
04/09/2011 02:55:49 PM · #143
Maybe Mom will have better luck finding a meal for the babies than Dad did. I didn't see them eat anything but leftovers this morning. lol
04/09/2011 03:26:36 PM · #144
Originally posted by scooter97:

Maybe Mom will have better luck finding a meal for the babies than Dad did. I didn't see them eat anything but leftovers this morning. lol

Dad plopped in early this morning with something that was not a fish. (Well it had 4 legs and fur)
It's rather amusing to see those parents expand wings & bodies to corral those kids.
And yes, scary when the kids get too close to the edge of the play pen.
04/09/2011 03:37:29 PM · #145
lunch time!
04/09/2011 03:38:50 PM · #146
I think we're having fish.
04/09/2011 03:40:40 PM · #147
Or maybe a little leg of Rabbit.
04/09/2011 04:50:15 PM · #148
There's a little one now just conked out in front of parent.
A few minutes ago it was prancing about, then just like babies everywhere,
all engines power down, sleepy time.
04/09/2011 05:20:39 PM · #149
afternoon snack
04/09/2011 05:56:59 PM · #150
Looks like one is trying to be quite independent already. I think I saw it help itself to food earlier, then afterwards the parent was only feeding two of them.
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