Where is D27?
Brett writes: “D27 moved south a few miles beyond her typical territory on January 6, but returned the next day to the south end of her usual range.” January 6 was a relatively warm day with just a smidgen of precipitation and very little wind. Studies indicate that bald eagles can see other eagles soaring at a distance of between 14 and 40 miles, depending on weather and altitude. In a high soar, D27 could presumably see all the way to the Mississippi River! Thirteen miles – as far south as she got on her excursion – would barely be a stretch for her eyes or large, powerful wings. Maybe she saw some interesting eagle activity, or maybe she just felt like moving. Either way, we wish her nothing but the best. Stay safe, D27 – and thanks so much for writing!
A million thanks to Brett and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their expertise, knowledge, and maps! To explore the travels of all the eagles we’ve tracked, visit our interactive maps at https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/.