Decorah Iowa Eagles-2012 season

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  1. peeples

    peeples New Member

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    Some exciting news was released today

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Raptor-Resource-Project/103786266324668

    For the 2012 nesting season, we will refer to the first egg to hatch as D12. The second will be D13. The third eaglet hatched, if we are so fortunate, will be D14.

    We use nomenclature for the following reasons:

    + D identifies the nest site – Decorah, Iowa
    + Traditional names can create an undue tendency to anthropomorphize. While the human emotion that may be attached to the eaglets is understandable, an alpha-numeric system for referencing them may help us distance ourselves to observe the wonder of wildlife and nature at work.
    + Beginning at 12 honors the 11 known successful fledges at the nest.
    + This reference system will allow RRP to integrate their findings more easily with other researchers.
    + This will be easily continued from year to year.
     
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  3. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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  4. gogrannypop

    gogrannypop Call Me Butter, I'm On A Roll

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    Thank you! I love watching these babies grow up!
     
  5. chasing.halos

    chasing.halos Where is Kyron?

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    So cool! Hi again my birdie friends :) Cant wait to watch this lovely pair again this season!!
     
  6. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    YAAAAYYYY!! This is so fun to watch and really made coming to work exciting. :) Thanks for the thread!!
     
  7. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    I can't access that fb link from work. Does it say when she's expected to lay the eggs?
     
  8. peeples

    peeples New Member

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    Nope it doesn't say yet when she's expected to lay
     
  9. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    I can't remember when it was last year. I remember snow and it being cold but that's about all I remember. I hope it's soon! How do they even know she's pregnant for sure? Sorry if that's a stupid question but I don't know much about this.
     
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    Quiche New Member

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    Wasn't it in March? I recall watching the nest in respite from the ongoing Fukushima disaster.

    And on that note, may this spring be much more ordinary!!
     
  11. chasing.halos

    chasing.halos Where is Kyron?

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    I believe February last year was when the first egg was laid.

    I see they are now live streaming! Just saw mama hanging in the nest and getting it prepared :)


    http://www.ustream.tv/ decoraheagles <<< remove space before decoraheagles
     
  12. chasing.halos

    chasing.halos Where is Kyron?

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    Summary of 2011 Nesting Season

    Eggs laid



    2/23/11, first egg at 5:33 p.m., followed by the first Decorah Shimmy of 2011


    2/26/11, second egg at 6:42 p.m.


    3/2/11, third egg at 6:47 p.m.
     
  13. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    Cool! So it looks like we only have a few weeks to wait. I just saw mama (or dad, I only saw the butt so I couldn't tell which one it was) in the nest. I lub them!
     
  14. chasing.halos

    chasing.halos Where is Kyron?

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    It's great to see them isn't it. I saw both of them in there for a split second. They are so beautiful and such good parents!

    ETA: They are both in the nest right now eating! Daddy brought mama a rabbit.
     
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    octobermoon Active Member

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    :) Thank you for the reminder. My grandson and I loved it last year. He would laugh so hard when the eaglets were fussing with each other or flapping their little wings. :)
     
  16. tk71texas

    tk71texas wth is wrong with people today

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    i'm so sad.....new job this year and the streaming video is block :(
     
  17. chasing.halos

    chasing.halos Where is Kyron?

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    DANG IT! :no: It's time for you to get an IPhone :)
     
  18. Reality Orlando

    Reality Orlando Verified Aquaculturalist

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    Says this is our pair this week courting :)

    KISSY & COURTING MOM AT IT AGAIN

    [video=youtube;OQNYiYmp_7E]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQNYiYmp_7E&feature=related[/video]
     
  19. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    I'm so sad for you! That kept me entertained during work so much last year!!

    Don't worry, we'll post lots of updates so you can follow along here. :D
     
  20. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    I missed their lunch but it looks like they demolished the rabbit. All I see now is a nest covered in fur. :crazy:
     
  21. Reality Orlando

    Reality Orlando Verified Aquaculturalist

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    A bit long but nice to see them again:

    [video=youtube;dm0-HZOhtuI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm0-HZOhtuI[/video]
     

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