Decorah North Eagles and Blogs

March 5, 2020: Decorah, Decorah North, GSB

March 5, 2020: Mom Decorah steps carefully into the egg cup

Spring is in the air! We have Nestflix from Decorah, Decorah North, and GSB tonight, but first I want to encourage people to start watching the Flyway cam at Winter finally arrived in February, putting a damper on Flyway activity. But it looks like the ice is starting to go out and birds are beginning to move north! The spring migration is much quicker than the fall one, so you’ll want to keep track of the ice to catch

Peek inside a bald eagle egg: 4 days!

An embryonic bird at 33 hours

As of this writing, the last Decorah egg is 22 hours old, the last Decorah North egg is 9 days, 23 hours old, and the last Fort St. Vrain egg is 12 days, 22 hours old. What do embyronic eagles look they look like as they develop and grow inside their eggs? Dr. Peter Sharpe from the Institute for Wildlife Studies developed a table of bald eagle embryonic development based on work done by Hamburger and Hamilton (1951). While not all

Tug-o-fish in Decorah: Cornhusk dress-up at Decorah North!

March 2, 2020: Decorah Eagles Tug-o-Fish

We’ll be posting some anticipated hatch dates tomorrow for all three of our nests, but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy some nestflix from Decorah and Decorah North! In Decorah, Mom and DM2 warn off an intruder and have a tug-o-fish (spoiler alert – Mom wins!). Mr. North plays dress up with DNF at Decorah North (not the first time we’ve seen this), and a camera operator gives us an excellent chance to practice id skills and memorize facial

Nestflix: Decorah, Decorah North, Great Spirit Bluff

February 29, 2020: DNF's Tongue

We have your Decorah Eagles, Decorah North, and Great Spirit Bluff videos! With two eggs in Decorah and two at Decorah North, everyone seems to be wondering about a third egg. Seven days have passed since DNF laid egg #2, which means it is extremely unlikely she’ll lay another. But Mom has a history of laying three eggs and is still ‘in the zone’, eggwise. She’s tended to go right around four days between eggs, which means we might start

Nestflix: Decorah and Decorah North

February 27, 2020: Mom's First Egg

We have your Decorah and Decorah North NestFlix! I liked all of these, but I especially enjoyed ‘DM2 flies in with fish’ – a: I was surprised by a sucker in late February and b: Mom ignored fish? – and Mr. North’s efforts to shift DNF so he could incubate. As always, thanks so much to our camera operators and video makers for finding and sharing such special (and hilarious!) moments for us, and to you for watching, learning, sharing,

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