Monthly Archives: April 2017

Eaglet Growth and Development, Week Two

D26 asleep on the nest

It is April 10 as I write this, and our eaglets are growing rapidly! In Decorah, D26 is 10 days old, D27 is 9 days old and D28 is 6 days old. At Decorah North, DN4 and DN5 are 12 and 11 days old. And at Fort St. Vrain, FSV34 and FSV35 are 15 and 13 days old. D26. See the earhole? In their second week of development, the eaglets will gain roughly two pounds between their 7th and 14th day

DN6 at Decorah North

The Decorah North Nest

We are sorry to announce the death of youngest North eaglet DN6. We believe that DN6 died of hypothermia, which weakened it to the point that it could no longer feed and eventually killed it. The cold, wet weather shortened feeding times and created a need for more calories. While Mom and Dad North provide a high level of care for their young, they don’t single out eaglets that can’t compete with siblings for additional care and feeding – something

Welcome, D28!

Welcome to the world, D28! D28 hatched at 6:57AM nest time (central) this morning, completing hatch at the three bald eagle nests we are watching this year. We have two at Xcel Energy’s Fort St. Vrain nest, three at Decorah, and three at Decorah North! It’s hard to catch a glimpse of the eaglets with the Seattle-style rain Decorah is getting this week, but this video from Blossem Holland gives us a nice look at the new hatchling and a