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 Decorah, Iowa - Bald Eagle Cam - 2010
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By: JudyB (offline) on Tuesday, June 01 2010 @ 06:48 PM EDT  
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Thanks, Mary - I hadn't realized it may have been going on for that long, but do agree that one of the feet does look somewhat swollen in nightowl's pic from the 19th. I have a ton of pics I haven't posted (that "hours in the day" thing) so will take a look through those. A friend who watches the nest sent me some pics over the weekend, and I must admit that I hadn't noticed there was a problem until I read her email.

Seeing your pic (and I have one from today that looks as if the left foot is swollen), I think I may have misinterpreted an earlier pic - especially since one of them that I'm quite sure is not the one who was just limping struck the same pose just now
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I also am rethinking which one it is, having recently seen a non-limping eaglet in the front spot. (I sort of wish eagles came in patterns like cats - it's quite rare for two kittens to be identical! Cool)

This is funny - one of the adults brought in a load of straw, and was pounced upon by all three (though it's possible the one with the sore foot was a little slower than the other). I haven't seen a lot of food deliveries, so I think they were hopeful. However, now they are busy spreading the straw around the nest - and trying to grab it from each other! love I suppose it is possible there's something edible inside - but if so, they haven't found it yet. Smile

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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, June 02 2010 @ 12:40 AM EDT  
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Speaking of food in the straw...I saw the youngest dig in the nest and come up with a nestover this afternoon. He walked around with it, looked at the other two watching him, and then took it back to where he got it and reburied it!! Grin



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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, June 02 2010 @ 12:50 AM EDT  
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A few pics from the 30th of May.


Am I not the cutest eaglet in the world? love
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But will I ever grow into this huge beak?
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All three big'lets in a row checking out something interesting below. There are no stubby eagle butts here any more...just beautiful feathers! Left thumb up
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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, June 02 2010 @ 12:59 AM EDT  
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3 more!


May I please have some too, big sister? Smile
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3 big eaglets all in a row!! They look like Heckyl and Jeckyl the big black crows sitting on their wire! (a very old cartoon)
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EAGLE EYE!!!
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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, June 02 2010 @ 01:06 AM EDT  
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Last two!!


Dinner time in the rain.
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'lets are still hungry so later they went looking for nestovers...that little fish didn't fill 3 big hungry eaglets!
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By: JudyB (offline) on Wednesday, June 02 2010 @ 08:20 AM EDT  
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I love your "eagle eye" picture, Mary! And I have noticed that non-limping eaglets walk erratically from time to time - partly learning balance and partly because nests are the best of places for walking. I'll plan to watch them again - the impression I was getting is that it seemed to be improving, and there were times I couldn't tell which one was limping, so I agree with that assessment.

And watching one of the 'lets "helping" remove a fish from one of the adults' talons yesterday, I wouldn't be surprised if there was an adult walking a bit tenderly this morning! Titter

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By: JudyB (offline) on Wednesday, June 02 2010 @ 03:04 PM EDT  
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All three eaglets are happily practicing their flapping and hopping in the rain. I'm guessing they're enjoying the cooler temperature, and all have plenty of feathers so the water isn't a concern for them. Must admit I'm having trouble guessing which is no-longer-itsy-bit! LOL I'm guessing s/he is doing less hopping, and I think has slightly shorter tail feathers still - but I'm not even sure about that.

I was a bit concerned when this flap-fest started because one was lying down and I suspected it's the one with the sore foot - and didn't want it to end up with additional bruises as the other two hopped on it! But it did stand up and take part in the flapping.

You know, they have one of the bigger nests I've seen - and it still seems a little small when they're all active! Grin

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By: soph9 (offline) on Wednesday, June 02 2010 @ 04:09 PM EDT  
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it is nasty out there...seems like hail and pouring rain!


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