Wondering how the eaglets are doing? Grab some popcorn, kick back with some Nestflix, and find out! We’ve got videos from Decorah, Decorah North, and the Mississippi Flyway. I hope you enjoy them all as much as we did!
July 20, 2020: 5 am-7am Sunrise, D34 at Y, parent fishing, Mom with fish to N1, D34 gets it – https://youtu.be/kHZZ9Udjmjw. This is a beautiful video and I love seeing D34 mantling over its fish! Start at about 7:59 to see the parent fishing (it is short but very cool!).
July 20, 2020: D36 down by the stream, eating a snack – https://youtu.be/0siM0hgNHTo. Outdoor School is clearly paying off! We don’t know if D36 caught breakfast or scavenged it, but either way, the eagles are learning where and how to find food, shelter from the heat, and cope with the challenges of post-fledge life! #EagletBeach
July 17, 2020: D soaring, being mobbed, 34 on the Y – https://youtu.be/3Yzfv1oZmPU. I was really impressed with how well the eaglet handled the red-winged blackbirds. It was flying like an old pro, soaring in the thermals and ignoring the commotion! It is wonderful to see our eaglets gain their wings.
July 17: D spied on bluffs by the creek, another on the Y – https://youtu.be/0ldC2IJe0RM. We can’t be entirely sure who is by the creek, but thanks to telemetry, we know that D36 spends a lot of time there! It’s a warm day in Decorah and the eaglets appear to be enjoying the breeze and the shade as they escape the heat!
July 16, 2020: Down by the water – https://youtu.be/nX8A8y3ySDY. It’s fluff and puff day! D35 preens in the tall grass near the water (the preening includes the new ‘feather). It’s very important to take good care of your feathers and she gives them the full spa treatment despite a pesky red-winged blackbird! She goes to the nest and we get some great close-ups before she flies down to the creek.
Curious about any of the flowers and plants we see by the pasture? Many of you will recognize row-cropped corn at left. The white flat flowers are Queen Anne’s Lace, the purple flowers with the droopy petals and big brown centers are coneflower (not entirely certain whether they are purple coneflower or upright prairie coneflower), and I think the short yellow flower with the yellow center is lance-leaved coreopsis. It is a very pretty collection of prairie flowers!
DN12 Away From Home Adventures
This is an excellent video series that captures the highlights of DN12’s days!
July 16 (Day 36): https://youtu.be/T9MbAyxhohM
July 17 (Day 37): https://youtu.be/2KBjTopaRgQ
July 18: (Day 38): https://youtu.be/IZFoffIpH6s
July 19: (Day 39): https://youtu.be/cntes3_7rck
July 20: (Day 40): https://youtu.be/flH9hiEPjj0
July 9, 2020: Turtles, Bald Eagles and a Night Storm – https://youtu.be/qBxiTkUhLU8. Take a deep breath. Listen to some Chopin. Watch the Mississippi River and marvel at its beauty and the animals and birds that live there.
Random Recommended Video
I’m not sure why YouTube keeps recommending months-old videos to me, but I thought I would start sharing some of their recommendations. It’s fun to wind back the video and see our eaglets as little bobbleheads again!
April 10, 2020: Decorah Triplets All Lined Up In A Row Ready To Eat! https://youtu.be/Sj8IOmza-uw