June 12, 2024: DN17 has fledged!

DN17 fludged (our word for an unintentional fledge) when the branch she was perched on broke at 7:28 AM this morning. DN17’s first flight was unintentional and surprised – more ‘oh no – wings!’ than ‘yay flight!’ – but the eaglet quickly and instinctively gained its wings for a strong first flight and the siblings are beginning to explore the great wide world together! Come watch with us for the next part of their grand adventure. Home is where the story starts! https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/.

If you saw the earlier post about fledging, I apologize – I incorrectly identified DN18 as DN17 and DN18 broke a branch flying off! I’m putting myself on a timeout in cottonwood corner.