Postcards from eaglets D27 and D24!
Two eagles sent postcards this week! D27 is up in northwest Ontario near Sachigo Lake, about 725 miles from her natal nest.
And after months of silence, D24 finally phoned home! He is located up near the Minnesota/Ontario border, about 348 miles north of his natal nest. This is the first time we have been able to document him away from NE IA since his northern excursion 2 years ago.
Where will they go next? Stay tuned – and please, both of you, stay safe and don’t forget to write! A thousands thanks to Brett Mandernack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing the knowledge, expertise, and data with us. To follow the travels of any of the eagles we’ve tracked, visit our interactive eagle maps: https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/.
A quick who’s who for new fans:
- D27 hatched in 2017. We’ve been tracking her since August of that year. She has tended to winter in East Iowa and summer in NW Ontario. We are still tracking her.
- D24 hatched in 2016. We don’t hear from him very often, so it was great to get a message letting us know that he was alive and well! He is the third Decorah Eagle to fly north to Canada. We are still tracking him.
- D25 was D24’s brother. He was struck and killed by a car not far from Iowa City, IA in September of 2016.
- Four hatched in 2014, another very difficult year for our fledglings. She was electrocuted not far from Keota, IA on March 2 of 2015.
- D1 hatched in 2011. We lost track of her on June 28, 2014, when she was up in Polar Bear Park, Ontario. We have no reason to assume anything happened to her, since she was moving around and behaving normally before she vanished.