D27 and D24 phone home!
We got postcards from D27 and D24 this week! Both are doing well and in the Decorah area. While we haven’t seen them side by side at the same time yet, their winter ranges clearly overlap, so it’s not inconceivable they are spending some time together. Perhaps they have shared (or squabbled) over a carcass, or perched in trees overlooking the same valley. Either way, we are thrilled to hear from both of them again! Stay safe and well-fed, you two!
To learn more about the travels of all of our eagles, or to compare D27 and D24’s locations in January, February, and March, check out our interactive eagle maps at https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/. A thousand thanks to Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their data, maps, and expertise!
PS: See D27’s March 2nd location at 14:43 CST? We found the remains of a pheasant when looking for her that day (one well nibbled wing and a whole lot of feathers) and wondered if she had killed it. Her location at 14:33 was exactly where we found the pheasant, which makes it really likely that the answer was ‘yes’!