Photos and story by Robin Brumm Decorah was calling … or would that be squeeeing? No matter, the pull was felt, and I decided I needed to go to Decorah again to see the Juvies, and headed out Wednesday morning at dark O’clock. When I got to Decorah, D35 was on the mulch pile at the hatchery. She flew off and landed on the roof of the hatchery kiosk and then flew to a shed roof and a garage roof
On July 4th of 1776, the Declaration of Independence was ratified by Congress. Six years later, on June 20 1782, Congress chose the Bald Eagle as the emblem of the United States of America because of its long life, great strength, majestic appearance, and presence in Roman symbology. We will forever be in awe of the beauty and splendor of our eagles and the landscapes – the rivers, hills, plains, and purple mountains majesty! – that they live in. On
Terri sent me this poem and asked if we would like to publish it on our website. I think it is absolutely beautiful. I hope you love it as much as I did! Thanks to Terri for sharing it! Bald Eagle by Terri Kirby Erickson Decorah, Iowa, 2020 A bald eagle sits on the topmost branch of a white oak tree, wings outstretched, her pale head coppered by the morning sun. Her fledglings are sleeping once again, in the nest.
This morning at 5:45AM, RRP Board Members Brett Mandernack (of Eagle Valley Nature Preserve) and David Lynch, John Howe (Executive Director, RRP), and Carole Mandernack and Ryan Schmitz (both from Eagle Valley Nature Preserve) captured D35 for the purpose of applying a GPS tracking transmitter and leg band. D35 was found to be in great health, and was determined to be female (using measurements of the beak, tarsus, and hallux talon) with a weight of approximately 10.3 pounds. The capture
D27 sent another postcard! She moved from Severn Lake over to Lake Petownikip, part of a chain of large lakes stretching through Ontario’s north country. It is a perfect summering spot for bald eagles, who enjoy cool weather and plenty of fish. Have a great summer, D27 – I know I’ll be thinking of your beautiful boreal forest in our hot and sticky weather! A lot of people have asked whether D27 has found that special someone yet! She has