Time to chill with some Nestflix! In Decorah, we get amazing views of Mom, a sticky dance (this is a very fun video!), and a shared meal with an interesting UFO. At Decorah North, we get a wonderfully cool slow-motion fly-out and a very nice look at everyday nest life in a winter wonderland. We hope you like these videos as much as we did! Decorah Eagles 12/13/18: Gorgeous Mom Decorah – https://youtu.be/rkuS8jh1R08. Wow! A must-see for all Super-Mom fans.
What a Tuesday! The warm weather had Mom and UME-2 piling N2B high with stick after cornhusk after stick. Why do we see them some days and not others during this time of the year? Part of an eagle’s adaptation to cold weather involves saving energy, so they often hunker down in sheltered spots and minimize activity during cold weather. But on a nice sunny day with warm weather…look out for those sticks! Also, do not miss UME-2 briefly riding
We get a lot of questions about bald eagles and cold weather. I’ve written a few posts on the subject and wanted to combine them ,Unique body features and changes in physiology and behavior help bald eagles maximize energy gain, minimize energy loss, and incubate eggs in cold temperatures. To maximize gain, eagles forage in groups, gorge food, and increase the assimilation of ingested food energy. To minimize loss, they become sedentary, seek protective microclimates, and reduce night-time body temperature.
You know us because of the Decorah Eagles, or the Decorah North Eagles, or the Flyway Cam, but do you know about our peregrine falcon program or Hawk Hill banding station? Click the link below to download our 2018 Banding Report. It has all the information! https://www.raptorresource.org/pdf/2018RaptorResourceProjectBandingReport.pdf
To help kick-off Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 27, we wanted to talk about what we did this year. Here are the things that your donations got done. Please donate to the Raptor Resource Project to help us continue our work in 2019 and beyond! New Projects In 2018, we expanded our educational partnerships with Neil Rettig Productions and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, partnered with the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and the Brice Prairie Conservation Association on