Monthly Archives: June 2018

Whatta Day: Outdoor School!

Decorah Eagle Fledgling on Y-Branch

Written by Sherri Elliott Are you seeing the empty nest and thinking the season is over? Au Contraire … it’s just beginning for the Decorah Fledglings as they start Outdoor School! While we may not see them all the time, Mom does, and they know where she is too as she takes different vantage spots to keep an eye on them and teach them the skills they will need becoming more independent over the next 6-8 weeks before they finally

Whatta day – D30 is home!

06/20/18: The Tree Amigos!

Whatta Day ~ D30 Is Home! At approximately 11:55AM CT, the newest member of Decorah’s Raptor Force found its way home to the natal nest to reunite with its siblings! We’ll have more details as they become available from any of our ground site observers, but as is often the case, and as we saw last year with D27, they manage to make continual small flights from branch to branch to get back where they belong. D30 made a strong

D27 moves north!

Thanks for the postcard, D27! D27 has exchanged the sweltering temperatures of the midwest for the cooler breezes and pine woods of Ontario! This is the furthest north she’s ever traveled! Will she go to Polar Bear Park like D1 did? Her path is just a little bit west of D1’s, but the two of them are traveling in the same neck of the woods, roughly speaking. I checked out her location on our interactive maps and Google Earth. With

Whatta Mom! (and the kids are pretty great too!)

06.01.18 - Mom brings a fish

by Sherri Elliott It’s hard to believe how quickly the eaglets are changing at 8 weeks yet we see it daily in physical appearance, behaviors, skill sets and personalities. Also remarkable are the changes we have seen in Mom Decorah who is rewriting the single mom’s handbook after moving on after Dad’s disappearance fulfilling double-duty parental roles over the past 5+ weeks. She shows her strength and determination daily doting on her ddd’s as well as her prowess in purveying