Monthly Archives: October 2020

October 30, 2020: Happy Halloween Nestflix!

Happy Halloween!

Kick back, relax, and get ready for Nestflix from Decorah and the Flyway! Before we get into the rest of the videos: if you need some quiet, restful time away from everything, check out Tulsa’s quiet, lovely video of Mom and DM2 in the snow: https://youtu.be/HUf894JTeQM. Looking for a little spooky information about the spooky birds we watch? Follow this link: https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/10/30/birds-in-superstition-and-folklore/.  What’s going on in Decorah? A fresh deer carcass is attracting visitors to Mom and DM2’s territory, including

Fort Saint Vrain Eagle Nest Rebuild Project

Bill Heston and Tina and Mario Lopez

By John Howe. We surprised the Fort St. Vrain Eagles with a new nest!  Late August to early September is our typical time period for completing eagle nest cam maintenance at the Xcel Energy facility in Fort Saint Vrain Colorado. We were hit with a big surprise the week before heading out for a routine camera cleaning project when we heard from Bill Heston. Bill, our local Xcel Energy eagle cam expert and facility engineer, reported that about 75% of the

October 25, 2020: Your Nestflix Sunday Movie Matinee!

Sunday, October 25: DM2 delivers a stick under Mom's watchful eye

We have your Sunday Nestflix movie matinee! Nest work is kicking into high gear in Decorah, Mr. North and DNF reinforce their bond with a lovely duet, and a sandhill crane’s spectacular beauty is on full display. I hope you enjoy these videos as much as I did! Thanks so much to our camera operators for finding such beautiful sights, to our video makers for sharing them, and to you for watching, learning, and caring. Happy Sunday, everyone! Decorah Eagles October

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a buteo!

Red-Tailed Hawk, Credit Sophia Landis

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a buteo! But what is a buteo? Buteos are a scientific grouping of hawks characterized by broad wings, short tails, and an overall robust build, which combine to form a bird perfectly suited for soaring. Buteos will sometimes soar for great lengths of time together in large groups called kettles, particularly during periods of migration. Have you seen a buteo before? If you’ve seen a Red-tailed Hawk, then the answer is yes! The

News and Videos: Decorah Eagles, Decorah North Eagles, and the Mississippi Flyway!

October 19, 2020: Mr. North makes a brief visit to the nest

Welcome to our latest news roundup! In Decorah, DM2 brings in another stick: the second of many more sticks to come. We hope Mom is paying attention! At Decorah North, Mr. North quickly visits the nest, giving us a short but lovely look before he flies out. And at the Flyway, migrating waterfowl fill the sky in their hundreds, or perhaps their thousands. We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did! Decorah Eagles October 19, 2020: DM2

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