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Iowa Bald Eagles ready to hatch their eggs. LIVE!

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Iowa Bald Eagles ready to hatch their eggs. LIVE!

Two Eagles....in the nest.....with eggs just about to hatch.  I believe it is a live video.  I noticed that there are an awful lot of folks watching.  This is in NE Iowa near the town of Decorah.  NE Iowa is pretty much dairy country....hilly and lots of forest and woods with cliffs and rock formations.  Not too far from the Mississippi River.   Have a look while it is is still daylight.

 

I rushed to get this posted for all our wildlife lovers. Hope I'm correct on my facts.

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Re: Iowa Bald Eagles ready to hatch their eggs. LIVE!

Hope some of us are able to catch that!

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ACE - Master

Decorah, Iowa Eagles

If you have not been following the growth of the three eaglets recently.....you might want to start keeping an eye on the site again.  I really do believe that at least one....perhaps more....is just about ready to make the jump to flight.  I've been checking a couple of times per day and just a few minutes ago all three were crowding very close to the edge of the nest and flapping their now fully developed wings.  I predict a day or two but I might be optimistic.  Mom and dad don't stay in the nest much anymore....just bring food and leave.  These three are big now.  Often the camera can't show everything and the lens is zoomed all the way back to widest angle.

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Re: Iowa Bald Eagles ready to hatch their eggs. LIVE!

Bump so you don't have to look for it.

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Re: Decorah, Iowa Eagles

Looked at it yesterday and one of the "little" ones was looking directly into the camera -- they're starting to look fierce like their parents!  It's hard to tell if all three are still in the nest.  Maybe some are flying already?

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ACE - Master

Re: Decorah, Iowa Eagles

One of the mods posted that all 3 are still there and would require a bit more winger-cizing to prepare for flight.
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Re: Decorah, Iowa Eagles

They're so crowded in there now, you have to look closely to see 3 heads!  Cannot believe how fast they have grown!  It doesn't look like they have their full tail feathers yet, either?  That would be a must for controlled flying.

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ACE - Master

Re: Decorah, Iowa Eagles

Well I was just now over there watching and it appears to me that the one I think is oldest is just about ready to take the leap.  Right now it is fluttering around the nest with wings stretched wide and flapping.  It was teetering on the far edge of the nest and then turned around and propelled itself across to the near side with the aid of its wings.  I was reminded of the teen age boy who practices driving by pulling the family car back and forth in the driveway.

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ACE - Master

Re: Decorah, Iowa Eagles

I just checked on the Eaglets again and I can find only two birds in the nest.  Someone else take a look and see what you find.  I think E-1 may have taken flight.  I tried signing up for the chat group but could not make it work.

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.......Margaret Thatcher
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Re: Decorah, Iowa Eagles

I'm pretty sure there are still three--one of the eaglets is at the very top of the view, just right of center.  I can see the feathers move every so often with the wind.  I only saw this recently and it's really fascinating--thanks for posting it!

 

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ACE - Master

Re: Decorah, Iowa Eagles

Yeah....all three are there tonight.....peacefully sleeping.   I signed into the chat today and read along.  Seems that it is expected that they have a while to go yet before they fly.  The wind was so strong earlier today that the nest was shaking and bouncing.  So I guess I got excited when I couldn't see all three of them.  But I was premature.

Wonder where mom and dad are keeping themselves.  I assume they bring food to the kids but they sure don't stick around the nest much anymore.

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.
.......Margaret Thatcher
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Expert

Re: Decorah, Iowa Eagles

I'm betting mom and/or dad are right there in the tree.  Sometimes I've seen them manually pan over and one or both are there.  Good parents. Smiley Happy  Probably some type of telepathic communication to the babies to get back from over the edge!

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ACE - Master

Re: Decorah, Iowa Eagles

Remember how a young fellow, just about ready to drive the family car, would pull it back and forth in the driveway......sort of practice?   Well....the eaglet I think may be E-1 is doing just that this morning.  Flying back and forth across the nest, wings spread wide.  About room enough for one flap of the wings.  Then it turns around and makes the return trip....over and over.  I got a good look at the tail feathers on this one and they seem to be pretty well developed.  It ain't gonna be long folks.

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Re: Decorah, Iowa Eagles

I saw an update posted there that it could be anywhere in the next 2 weeks after June 11th.

 

Here's a few I snapped this afternoon; one is fast asleep with head buried in the nest.  Look at how clean the nest is now, and all the small sticks are gone.

 

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ACE - Master

Re: Decorah, Iowa Eagles

Just checked.  One of the babies AND either mom or dad are sitting way out on the limb.  I don't know if jr. has tried flight yet.  But definitely out of the nest.  The operator panned back to the nest and one of the babies is still there but I did not see a second one.  I suspect that position out on the limb will be an easier place to launch from on 1st flight.

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.......Margaret Thatcher
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ACE - Master

Re: Decorah, Iowa Eagles

OMG....here's 2 of them out on the limb.  #3 was still in the nest.

 

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It looks like #3 decided to join in.

 

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