Decorah Eagles and Blogs

What’s In A Name? Eagles and Falcons

From John Howe: “You have asked us how we identify names for the raptors we follow. I can assure you that the eagles and falcons don’t care if they are called by a name or not. That is a human thing. However, we need to have a way to identify birds as we collect and share data. In the case of peregrine falcons, landowners and cooperative partners assign names as they please. In the case of eagles, we assign an

Stick play!

August 15, 2019: the subadult eagle ups his stick game!

Mom joined the stick party yesterday and the subadult upped his stick game today, choosing larger, heavier sticks to place on top of his initial platform. As I point out below, this is pretty similar to our builds – establish a platform and start piling on the sticks, with smaller sticks and some vegetation to fill in the gaps. We hope you enjoy the sticky fun as much as we did! Decorah Eagles 8/15/19: SA on stick duty again –

Videos from Decorah and the Flyway

August 14, 2019: The sub-adult in Decorah

We have spectacular offerings from Decorah and the Flyway tonight. I loved all of these videos, but don’t miss ‘Mom and SA’ and ‘Look at What I am Bringing You Mom!’ Ever wonder what it looks like when an eagle starts a nest? Even if Mom ends up back at N2B, it looks a lot like this: tentative placement of early sticks and eagles spending time in a tree together. At the Flyway, birds are stacking up as they gather

Cam shutoff announcement

August 13, 2019: Mom Decorah

Thank you so much for watching with us at Decorah and Decorah North this year! We are shutting the Decorah and Decorah North cameras down at 5pm on Saturday, August 17. Please join us Friday August 16, for two goodbye chats at 8 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. CDT. Writing this post made me reflect on the past year…and what a year it was! From DM2’s first feeding through the recovery of the Decorah and Decorah North

Friday Night: As The Nest Turns

August 9, 2019: Subadult brings sticks to N1

Prepare for another edition of ‘As The Nest Turns’, an episode that opens with the subadult eagle delivering a stick to N1 (! Where is DM2? Is the subadult interested in Mom? Is Mom interested in the sub-adult? And why is nest work – if it is nest work – occurring so early? We went to our eagle council with the following questions about DM2. Could he have migrated? Did his ‘shyness’ around Mom indicate a weaker pair bond (followers

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