Monthly Archives: January 2016

Videos and a long read!

Mom (female Decorah eagle) demonstrating the flexibility of 14 cervical veterbrae

Videos and a long read! We don’t have anything from Fort St. Vrain right now, but the eagles there are also busy and have been spotted copulating. While Mom is clearly interested in Dad, as a couple of these videos show, we haven’t been able to verify anything yet. I found prairiefirewind’s video of Mom’s stick work quite fascinating. I couldn’t help but wonder what Mom was thinking as she worked to trim and debark the stick – and even

Lead poisoned Eagle

Lead Poisoned Eagle

We got a call on Sunday from Reg Sampson, owner of Sampson Springs Campground ( near Decorah Iowa, about a downed eagle. Reg and RRP Board member Dave Kester were both able to get the eagle, which Dave described as ‘feisty’, into a kennel for transport to SOAR on Monday. Despite a long drive in very bad weather, she got to SOAR safely and is currently being treated for lead exposure. According to SOAR, ‘Sampson’s’ blood lead level registered at

Philippine Eagle Benefit!

The Raptor Resource Project is holding a Philippine Eagle benefit at the Celtic Junction in St. Paul on Friday, February 26th, starting at 7:00pm. The Philippine Eagle is one of the three largest and most powerful eagles in the world. Unfortunately, it is also among the world’s most critically endangered species, with just 400 pairs of eagles remaining in a rapidly dwindling wild. The Raptor Resource Project is partnering with the Philippine Eagle Foundation and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Xcel Energy’s cams are back!

Fort St. Vrain Eagles

Hello, Fort St. Vrain Eagles! Great to see you! Xcel Energy’s cams are back and can now be viewed on phones and devices in addition to standard computers! While most of the falcons we watch are gone, the Fort St. Vrain eagles are busy working on their nest. They have tended to follow the same schedule as Decorah, which means we are hoping for eggs in mid-February. Xcel Energy’s cams can be watched in a few places: Xcel’s website: Our

Videos from N2B

Dad on N2B

It’s all about the Decorah Eagles! Mom and Dad appear to be paying more attention to nestbowl construction as both bring in cornstalks and Dad spends time working on the bowl – digging, scraping, rolling, and pulling soft materials in next to his body as the eagles get ready for eggs. In addition to some great nestwork videos, Mom demonstrates one of the way eagles keep warm in eaglewhisperer’s video and Sherri Elliott captures Super Eagle on a high speed

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