Decorah North Eagles and Blogs

Did You See? Dinner In A Tree!

June 13, 2020: DN12 in the perch tree across the pasture (T3)

By Sherri Elliott Decorah North fledgling DN12 got an unexpected room service dinner delivery by its momma DNF last evening in a perch tree (T3) across the stream. There was a little bobble as DNF landed with fish dinner, lots of squeeing and anticipation for the tasty treat, and DN12 masterfully grabbed the fish with a semi mantle and held it in his beak before figuring out how to dine al fresco! In a short time, it was gobbled and

Decorah North Eaglet DN12 Fledged!

June 9, 2020: DN12 fledges at 70 days old

By Sherri Elliott At 12:11pm CT, DN12 made a strong, skilled, and purposeful take-off from the left side nest and logged the first of his/her frequent flier miles heading out across the pasture and squeeing with delight. It was a beautiful flight, and an excellent way to celebrate DN12’s 10-Week BirdDay! DN12 has demonstrated strong abilities over the past few days with more exuberant wingersizing, hoppersizing, flights from rail to rail, and from rails to ladder and thrown in a

May 19, 2020: It’s a Mega Raptor Marathon from Decorah and Decorah North!

May 19, 2020: DN12 at the North Nest

The eaglets at Decorah and Decorah North are all past the halfway point in nest life. They usually fledge at 75 to 80 days, with males often (but not always) fledging first. We see a lot of baby behaviors in the first four to five weeks of nest life: eat, bonk (until about the third week), poop, sleep, repeat. The baby-eees are also exploring the nest and gaining skills, but things don’t really kick into high gear until they begin

Did You See? DN12’s Home-Alone Schooling!

Decorah North Nest: DN12 Milestones

by Sherri Elliott If you’ve been thinking about calling Eaglet Protective Services to report DN12 being left unattended for longer periods or not getting enough to eat … Don’t! DN12 has thousands of aunties and uncles that are keeping eyes fixed on the little darling, and there’s no doubt that parents Mr. North and DNF are close by also checking on their eaglet. At 6 weeks old, DN12 is half-way through the nesting season and continues to meet or exceed

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May 11, 2020: DN12 responds to a squirrel at the North Nest

By Sherri Elliott A squirrel came calling yesterday at the Decorah North Nest and DN12 locked eyes with the little intruder and wasted no time asserting to defend the penthouse. Look to the left in this short video and see the squirrel tiptoe up to the side door only to meet DN12’s steely eagle eyes. In a flash, DN12 asserted to defend and stood with hackles up, wings stretched out and flapping to loom large…and for good measure muttered some

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