Remembering DN11

March 31, 2020: Eaglet 'twins' DN11 and DN12

DN11: March 30, 2020 to April 10, 2020

We are saddened to report that Decorah North Nest eaglet DN11 passed this morning about 5:56am CT. He/she appeared to have some sort of obstruction yesterday or looked as if it was attempting to cast a pellet. At 10 days old that is a bit early for pellet casting, but we were keeping an eye on the eaglet all day. Distress was noted early this morning and he/she appeared lethargic and moving slowly with some breathing difficulty, and passed shortly afterward.

Sometimes we don’t have a definite reason for an outcome, but we take this time to celebrate the short life of DN11 and remind ourselves that our window into the wild gave us a wonderful opportunity to observe and celebrate DN11’s short life and interactions with its sibling DN12 and its parents. Our sincere sympathy to all who follow this family … we are all grieving with you.