We got another postcard from D27!

D27 November 29, 2018 map

D27’s latest map. Click to enlarge!

We got another postcard from D27! As daylight length dwindles, the sun’s inclination falls, and snow clouds pile up, it isn’t uncommon for our eagles to ‘go dark’. Depending on the weather, there might not be enough sun in the sky to charge transmitter batteries – so cross your talons for some sun!

D27’s airmail let us know that she is staying in and around the Decorah area. The deep river valleys, trees, and open water are providing her with cover and food. We didn’t find her last week but we saw plenty of other eagles, so we know she has company. Eagle on, D27! We’ll see if the colder weather forecast for later this week freezes things up enough to push her south or east.

To view the travels of all of the eagles we’ve tracked, go to https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/. Thanks as always to Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their data and maps with us.