Monthly Archives: May 2016

30-year Take of Bald and Golden Eagles

Wind Turbines

As a lot of eagle fans are aware, the Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced a plan that would allow companies to kill federally protected bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years. The draft rule will extend the current permit duration of five years to up to 30 years, giving wind farms, power lines and other large projects license to injure, disturb or kill a limited number of eagles in exchange for commitments to avoid and mitigate harm.

What happened at Decorah North Yesterday?

Decorah North Nest

What happened at Decorah North yesterday? Some thoughts and a photograph. DN3 is top, DN2 is second, and DN1 is bottom: http://bit.ly/24oIWY2. Everyone will be happy to know the eaglets were well fed today! A few videos: 05/04/16: chico70 – 6:08AM time for a snack, 12:06. The first feeding we saw today! DN1 and DN2 both eat a little breakfish. https://youtu.be/BDqSv2xz9iU 05/04/16: chico70 – 7:33AM time for all three eaglets to eat, 16:30. Dad brings placenta into the nest and

First Peregrine Hatches of 2016!

Peregrine falcons at DPC Genoa

We have our first known peregrine hatches of the year! Dairyland Power Genoa began hatch on April 28th, with three eyass falcons hatching on the same day, and Great River Energy Elk River had its first hatch just this morning. Our hatch estimates for this week are: Xcel Sherco: May 3rd Great Spirit Bluff: May 3rd Xcel Allen S. King: May 6th To watch live: Xcel Energy cams: http://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/xcel-energy-cams/ DPC Genoa: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dpc-genoa-falcons GRE Elk River: http://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/great-river-energy-falcons/ Great Spirit Bluff: http://www.ustream.tv/greatspiritblufffalcons