Kick back – it’s time for NestFlix! At Decorah North, D13 and D14 are growing like weeds and eating like pee-glets. The two will go from about 3.2 ounces to roughly 16 ounces or one pound in just seven days, which takes a lot of food! At just three and four days old, the tiny terrors are rapidly gaining strength and coordination, and of course the beak-bonking battles have begun. Look for this behavior to get a little worse as
Happy Fri-yay! Grab beverages and snacks, put your feet up, and prepare for cuteness overload – it’s time for NestFlix! While Mr. North and DNF care for DN13 at Decorah North, Newman and Zooey strengthen their pair bond. I am so happy to be watching, sharing, learning, and caring with all of you! We are on hatch watch for egg #2 at Decorah North. 🦅 Decorah Eagles North March 26, 2021: DN13, peeks and feedings today – https://youtu.be/68_BP7wx9GI. This wonderful
We’re writing a series of blogs about the first few weeks of an eaglet’s life. An eaglet spends roughly 75 to 80 days in the nest. For about the first half, it grows and gains weight. For about the second half, it grows flight feathers and starts developing the skills it will need post-fledge. We will focus on week one in this blog. What can we expect in the first week following hatching? Like humans, growing eaglets have developmental milestones.
Welcome to DN13 at the Decorah North Nest and congratulations to Mr. North and DNF, even though their beautiful and very deep egg cup managed to obscure our views! We called the hatch time at 7:21AM CT when we saw a ‘wing wave’ from the new hatchling and we got a better glimpse of the little bobblehead with Mr. North at about 10:01AM CT. Hatch watch starts tomorrow for egg two. Videos DN13 Feeding @ 1:30 PM: https://youtu.be/7iyzXF7mQ4w. A little
How do we know that falcon Zooey is two years old? Peregrine falcons have two distinct age-related plumages: juvenile and adult. Juvenile falcons have heavily barred underparts and brownish topsides (“brown birds”), mature falcons have pale undersides with black-barred bellies and blue/slate topsides (“blue meanies”), and two-year-old falcons like Zooey have a mix of adult and juvenile feathers. I love this stage! Tail Feathers (Retrices) Like all peregrine falcons, Zooey has twelve tailfeathers that are numbered one to six from