Decorah Eagles and Blogs

December 5, 2022: When will our eagles lay eggs? NestFlix and News!

December 5, 2022: HD through tree branches.

When will our eagles lay eggs? In general, bald eagles in the northern US begin laying eggs between mid-January and early March, although reclutching can drive a pair later. As egg-laying time draws near, we’ll be consulting our calendars and looking at eagle behavior to make our best guesstimates! The North Nest: DNF and Mr. North We have three years of data on DNF and Mr. North. Unsurprisingly, DNF began laying eggs earlier after her first two years, bumping her

Giving Tuesday Recap

Left to right: DN15 and DN16, a Snowy Owl on the Flyway, HM and HD

Thank you so much for joining us on Giving Tuesday and for donating to our Giving Tuesday fundraiser, and another thanks to our moderators and camera operators for making the day special with chats and wonderful views! We’ve got a recap and some links from our 1:00pm talk/recap/chat session. First of all – the talk itself! Thanks to Tulsa for recording it: You asked about buying calendars and merchandise, and getting up to date news on our nests! 2023 calendars

November 30, 2022: NestFlix, News, and Photos: Decorah, Decorah North, Xcel Fort St. Vrain, and the Flyway!

November 23, 2022: HD and HM enjoy an evening meal of fishie al fresco on N1.

We’ve got a short, sweet NestFlix round up from all of our eagle nests tonight! The Decorah and Xcel Fort St. Vrain eagles were busy with nest work today, while the Norths took a break to stretch their wings and do a little bit of soaring. We hope that you enjoy these NestFlix as much as we did! Thanks so much for donating to our Giving Tuesday fundraiser yesterday! We’ll have images and links for you tomorrow. Decorah Eagles November

November 25, 2022: A Day Trip to Decorah with Robin Brumm!

One of the adults flying over the pond. I think it was HD.

Story and photos by Robin Brumm It has been about a month since I’ve been to Decorah, and I was anxious to go back to see how N4, Mom and DM2’s new nest, was coming along. Since Friday was supposed to be sunny and 50, I decided it would be the perfect day to make a day trip to Decorah. When I got to Decorah, I checked the cam and noticed that one of the hatchery eagles was on the

November 28, 2022: NestFlix and News from Decorah and Decorah North!

HM landing on N1.

We have your Decorah and Decorah North NestFlix, a 50 States of Conservation, and an Odds and Ends…and Robin Brumm will have a very special Day Trip and report on Mom and DM2 a little later this evening! Thank you so much for watching our nest tweet nests and please remember to join us for a special fundraising chat tomorrow! Every gift to RRP in any amount powers our work, and we can’t do it without you. Decorah North Eagles

November 22, 2022: NestFlix and News from Decorah, Decorah North, and the Flyway!

November 20, 2022: HD and HM gleam in the sunlight, resplendent against the bright blue sky

Kick up your feet and get ready for Nestflix! HD, HM, Mr. North, DNF, and an intrepid fox squirrel are all busy with nestorations, while eagles are pouring into the Flyway! I enjoyed all of these videos, but I especially liked the stick deliveries in Decorah, Mr. North fishing – check out his polar plunge! – and the aforementioned squirrel filching nesting material from Decorah North. As always, thanks to our camera operators and video makers for finding and sharing

Giving Tuesday Fundraiser on Tuesday, November 29!

It's a fishing tournament! HM and subadult eagles fish the hatchery retention pond.

Please join us on November 29, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, for our fundraiser on Giving Tuesday! We’ll be holding three special chats and John and Amy will make a special appearance to talk about the year and recap events at all of our sites. Our chat schedule looks like this: Decorah North Eagles Chat will be open from 6pm to 8pm Decorah Eagles We will have two chats: 9am to 12pm, and 3pm to 5pm Mississippi Flyway Chat begins

November 16, 2022: News and NestFlix from Decorah and Decorah North

November 14, 2022: DNF brings a large stick into the nest! How much weight can she carry? If conditions are ideal, she might be able to fly with as much as 100% of her own body weight, although she would be hard-pressed to dead lift that much.

We have your Decorah and Decorah North Eagles! It was a beautiful snow globe day at both nests today, with plenty of fishing, stick deliveries, and a brief moo-rade. I liked all of these videos, but I especially enjoyed the retention pond fishing tournament, the great horned owl vocalizations near the North nest, and DNF’s giant stick. As always, thanks to our camera operators and videomakers for finding and sharing such special moments, and to you for watching, learning, and

D36 Phones Home!

November 14, 2022: D36's map

Thanks for the airmail, D36! Two-year old bald eagle D36 sent us another postcard from the Turkey River near Spillville, Iowa: seemingly his new favorite hang and the place he’s spent the most time on his Iowa staycation! With winter finally moving in, it’s no surprise that he’s sticking to the steep valleys and flowing water of the Turkey. Given the eagles we’re seeing on the Flyway and wandering through Decorah, he should have plenty of company in the next

November 11, 2022: News and NestFlic from Decorah and Decorah North

November 10, 2022: A closer look!

We have your NestFlix! Note the lovely subadult eagles at the Decorah and Decorah North nests. The northland is sealing over with ice and snow and the late holdouts are heading south. Look for more bald eagles everywhere we watch and a major flight of ducks on the Flyway following this weekend’s first major winter storm! Decorah Eagles November 10, 2022: Morning has broken, to the nest, deep cup nestorations – How deep can a nest be? HD and

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