Fort St. Vrain Eagles and Blogs

Fort Saint Vrain Eagle Nest Rebuild Project

Bill Heston and Tina and Mario Lopez

By John Howe. We surprised the Fort St. Vrain Eagles with a new nest!  Late August to early September is our typical time period for completing eagle nest cam maintenance at the Xcel Energy facility in Fort Saint Vrain Colorado. We were hit with a big surprise the week before heading out for a routine camera cleaning project when we heard from Bill Heston. Bill, our local Xcel Energy eagle cam expert and facility engineer, reported that about 75% of the

Peek inside a bald eagle egg: 11 days!

Chicken embryos roughly 25% of the way to hatch

This blog was first published on March 23, 2017. We reposted it to give everyone a peek inside the eggs! As of this writing, the first Decorah egg is 18 days old, the second egg is 15 days old, and the third egg is 11 days 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

March 10: Decorah, Decorah North, Xcel Fort St. Vrain, The Flyway, Odds and Ends!

March 9, 2020: DNF in the rain at Decorah North

It’s a NestFlix megaroll! We have videos from Decorah, Decorah North, Fort St. Vrain, and the Flyway, plus great bird news from Guam and Hawaii! This is a great time to start watching the Flyway – but keep your eyes peeled, since spring migration happens very quickly! Today marks about 24 days until hatch in Decorah, 17 days until hatch at Decorah North, and 13 days until hatch at Xcel Fort St. Vrain – although remember, it could come a

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

First egg for Decorah North, third egg for Xcel Fort St. Vrain

February 21, 2020: DNF's first egg

Where are we with eggs? A quick round up! Decorah North DNF laid her first egg on February 21, 2020 at 3:36 PM – on the same day and just thirteen minutes later than she laid her first egg in 2019. If the pattern holds, look for egg number two to arrive around 12:23 PM on February 24! The first egg to hatch this year will be DN11. Labor and egg: https://youtu.be/3GI5w-0CAjs First egg for the season! https://youtu.be/x6VVw-jj7WU Egg laying:

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