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Old 04-03-2015, 12:48 PM   #1
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The Decorah, Iowa eaglets hatched

It's so amazing to watch these magnificent birds share parenting, housekeeping, and grocery shopping! Kind of hard to believe a couple of weeks ago, the nest was buried in snow - all that could be seen was part of the eagle sitting on the eggs. The babies are so cute!

Ususally you have to wait for a short ad to play before the eagle cam starts, but here it is if anyone is interested.

WATCH: Decorah Eagles’ Nest Cam | whotv.com

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Old 04-03-2015, 12:56 PM   #2
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It is fascinating, isn't it Cheryl. Thanks for the link! Wonderful parents.

I have a friend who's addicted to all things Eagle Cam. We're fortunate to get many eagles here along the Mississippi.
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:09 PM   #3
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Cheryl, we have eagle web cams on our channel islands right here in California too!

I haven't checked on them lately, but a year or two ago it was my daily habit to be there several times a day. What a wonderful success story after almost loosing the species in the 60's. To experience seeing one in flight makes everyone's heart soar with pride. Magnificent!!

Thanks for the link.....going now to check it out.
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:13 PM   #4
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You're welcome, ladies!

I've seen the Channel islands eaglecam too, Kayelle! For some reason I just kind of got hooked on the Iowa one this time.

I just checked and one of them was feeding the eaglets and is now snuggling over them to keep them warm. Aww...
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We must have been there at the same time Cheryl.....I saw them being fed too!!

Dang, it sure is noisy there with machinery of some kind. Sad it's not more peaceful for the family! Maybe they should move to the deserted and quiet Channel Islands.
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We must have been there at the same time Cheryl.....I saw them being fed too!!

Dang, it sure is noisy there with machinery of some kind. Sad it's not more peaceful for the family! Maybe they should move to the deserted and quiet Channel Islands.
It sounds like a leaf or snow blower I read that this is the eagle couples' 21 egg - and they normally return to the same nest, so I guess they're used to it.
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There are 3 eaglets! I thought I only saw 2 earlier.

Ok...I need to close it down and get stuff done, otherwise I'll be like Dawg's friend and addicted to this.
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It sounds like a leaf or snow blower I read that this is the eagle couples' 21 egg - and they normally return to the same nest, so I guess they're used to it.
A couple of years back, this pair deserted their old nest and began a new one. The camera was off for the year.

Fascinating animals. It's got to get a bit chilly sitting under a blanket of snow in the open overnight.
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I didn't know that, bigjim. Thanks for the info. What a job it must be to build a 1000lb or so nest. And yes, it must have been at least a little cold for them sitting there covered in snow...they have lots of down, but still!
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This is so cool! I clicked on the link, figured I wouldn't see anything since it was, I guess, around midnight out there. Uh-uh. Either Momma or Dad (I have no idea with eagles) was keeping the babies warm, when they must have gotten an itch under their wing. After much nibbling at the offending spot, the poor chicks were disturbed. A bit of grooming to them to settle them down, then the parent settled back in to go back to sleep. Which is where I should be, I guess! Unfortunately, I'm not as smart as a bird.
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