D27 and D24 Phone Home!
Wonderful news! D27 and sibling-from-another-year D24 sent us maps this week! A quick refresher:
- D24 hatched at N2B in Decorah on March 29, 2016, making him 3.5 years old.
- D27 hatched at N2B on April 4 of 2017, making her 2.5 years old.
Both eaglets are spending time in and around the Decorah area. Although we haven’t yet seen them both together, D24’s transmitter doesn’t check in very often. It’s entirely possible the two could have spent time together: perhaps eating a carcass, perching by the banks of the Upper Iowa River, or soaring the winter skies over Decorah’s folded hills and valleys. When David and Ann Lynch found D27, she was in the company of several other eagles: enough that they couldn’t tell which one was her! I’d like to think that D24 was soaring with them – and he certainly could have been!
A thousand thanks to Brett Mandenack and the staff of Eagle Valley for sharing their expertise, information, and maps with us. To explore the travels of any of the eagles we’ve tracked, visit our interactive maps at https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/eagle-map/.