Monthly Archives: April 2018

Announcement about Dad Decorah

Dad Decorah. Photo by Robin Brumm

It has been eight days since we last saw Dad Decorah – eight days of searching, observing, communicating, worrying, and shedding tears. Eight days of talking to our board, our volunteers, and our eagle panel, coordinating activities, planning for Dad’s loss or recovery, and thinking back on Bob and the wonderful educational and research adventure that he created. Eight days of desperately wishing that Dad would return and make the world of the Decorah Eagles right again. In the words

Quick brief, growing eaglets!

04.23.18: The eaglets at N2B

We’ll have an informational post from John later this evening. Dad hasn’t come back yet, UME is still in the area, Mom continues to provide excellent care for her eaglets, and we called two large area rehabbers (The Raptor Center and RARE). Nobody has brought in a male eagle from the Decorah area. We’ll be looking for him again tomorrow.   While we wait for John’s post, I wanted to share this video: Huge Crops & D31. Oh Yeah, Take

How are the eaglets?

We’re talking a lot about Dad and UME, but I wanted to share some videos of the eaglets. While we worry, the eaglets are eating, sleeping, pooping, playing house with nest materials, and growing like weeds in the warm bright sunshine. Mom has been doing an excellent job caring for them and has even been able to take a little ‘me’ time as she babysits from the Skywalk or a nearby perch. It makes us feel good to see the

From John Howe: A message regarding Dad Decorah

Dad and Mom 2018

I’d like to start this message to you all with my own acknowledgement of admiration for Dad Decorah, who has captivated the hearts and minds of so many. For over 10 years, he has served as the subject of enjoyment, education, and wonder for millions of people, while being an eagle partner to Mom Decorah and Dad to many eaglets. It is amazing to think that after the successful fledge of D29, D30 and D31, he will have brought so

Announcement about Dad

Following our boots on the ground observations today, we are pretty comfortable saying that UME is not Dad Decorah. As watchers know, he has not behaved as we would expect Dad to behave – he hasn’t spelled Mom on the nest or come down to feed the eaglets. While we truly wish we could tell you this was Dad, we no longer believe it is. Mom was observed perching near UME and flying with him earlier today, and he doesn’t appear

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