Decorah North Eagles and Blogs

Second hatch at the Decorah North Nest!

March 31, 2020: Eaglet 'twins' DN11 and DN12

Welcome to the world, DN12 – and thank you for the wonderful and welcome surprise this morning! Watchers are already asking if we’ll see less sibling rivalry with eaglet ‘twins’. While they will almost certainly still establish a pecking order – that’s a matter of instinct, not thought or planning – it will be interesting to see how the difference, or lack of difference, in size plays out. Males tend to develop faster than females. If eaglet number two is

Our first Iowa Eaglet has landed!

March 30, 2020: DN11 hatches!

Welcome to the world, DN11! We got our first glimpse of the little hatchling at 2:36 PM today, although we believe hatch itself happened at or around 2:46 PM based on our sharp-eyed volunteers, cam operators, and what very little Mom DNF allowed us to see! We’ll be posting video as we get it – but what a lovely day for a hatch! HIP DN11: https://youtu.be/ywziM_xjcAY Welcome to the world, DN11: https://youtu.be/ETj1opsFyS0 Hatching visible, for a while: https://youtu.be/kmVECcC_0v8 Our first

#Musings: Place, stories, and eagle intelligence.

November 7, 2017: Dad Decorah

Place, as writer Thom Van Dooren points out, can be understood as an embodied, lived, and meaningful environment. Bald eagles clearly have a sense of place. Their territories are woven with layers of attention, meaning, and experience: spots to hunt, perch, and hide from the weather, materials to build and replenish their nests, and mates and family to bond with and care for. Eagles have neighbors beyond counting – squirrels, mice, raccoon, rabbits, muskrat, mink, coyotes, deer, prairie dogs, trout,

Peek inside a bald eagle egg: 24 days!

Development of an avian embryo

This blog was first published on March 23, 2017. We reposted it to give everyone a peek inside the eggs. As of this writing, there are three eagle eggs in Decorah. The youngest is about 21 days old, the middle is 25 days old, and the oldest is 29 days old. There are two eggs at Decorah North. The youngest is 31 days old and the oldest is 34 days old. Hatch watch starts at Decorah North tomorrow and in Decorah

Announcing: Hatch Watch 2020!

Hatch Watch 2020!

Tick-tock hatch clock! We’re announcing hatch watch at both Decorah nests as follows: Decorah North DNF laid her first egg on February 21st. Based on her history, first hatch should happen on or around Saturday, March 28, so we’ll be starting hatch watch on March 27! Look for pips or starring on the eggshell and listen for DNF and Mr. North to ‘talk’ to the hatchlings as they work their way out of their shells. The first eaglet to hatch

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