Looking to catch up on the day? We have videos from Decorah and Decorah North, including nestwork and fly-ins in Decorah, beautiful close-ups at both nests, and a great video from Decorah North. We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did! Sweet eagle dreams, everyone!
11/8/18: Mom on maple, UME2 closeups on skywalk – https://youtu.be/diaLxnOenBg. It was a busy day for Mom and UME-2 today! Beautiful close-ups start at 2:29.
11/08/18: Decorah eagles close-ups – https://youtu.be/e78J9KE9aGc. This is some of the same footage from the first video, but it is still spectacular!
11/07/18: Mom, UME-2, new nest material – https://youtu.be/f1cefSBqgTo. Watch the whole video or go straight to 5:50 for a Mom fly-in followed by a look at the nest cup. A lot of work goes into making sure that the (eventual) egg cup will be warm, dry, and soft enough to avoid breaking or crushing eggs.
110/07/18: N2B-Nest Grasses Delivered by UME2 – https://youtu.be/9-lifC-72dY. There is a lot to like in this video, but watch for the very cool fly-in starting at :20 (it’s a long one – she doesn’t actually land in the nest until about :36). Starting at about 2:50, UME-2 flies in with grasses, almost crashing into Mom as he makes his delivery. Nestwork (and what looks like some eagle flirting) follows!
11/08/18: Food chase, close-ups and stunning flight – https://youtu.be/tZUP0YXdgPw. The video opens with spectacular vocals and a nice food changeover as he comes into the nest with food – what is that? – and she flies in and takes it over. She starts vocalizing and a stranger flies in from the upper right at about :59. Some really spectacular close-ups follow – remember, we’re still trying to figure out who we are watching – followed by a somewhat tricky perch and a view of both eagles in different trees. Starting at 3:17, it almost looks like he is trying to break the branch off. It’s a large branch and doesn’t break. Last but not least, check out the mutual soaring across the pasture starting at about 5:36. This is a really great video!