D27…not fledged yet!

After what appeared to be an alarming accidental fledge by D27 in Decorah, Dave Kester went over to the hatchery to check things out. He reports that all three eaglets are accounted for in the nest tree. Two are on one branch and one is much lower, but on a branch in the same tree (D27, perhaps?). An adult is perched near the eaglet on the lowest branch: https://youtu.be/qJQNAhrxTKY.

The calls that watchers are hearing are not distress calls, but food begging. All is good in the Cottonwood! Thanks so much for checking it out, Dave. You rock! Ustream and Facebook mods, thanks for being right on top of this. You rock, too! We couldn’t do it without all of you.