Grab the popcorn and kick back, because we have a whole lot of Friday night Nestflix and a blog on incubation! In Decorah, Mom wants eggs, she and DM2 vocalize and defend the nest, Great Blue Herons appear on Trout Creek, and we get fantastic close-ups. Watch out for those talons! At Decorah North, a squirrel makes a close escape and we get a fantastic fly-in, nestorations, and close-ups. And at GSB, a falcon – Newman, maybe? – perches on
Is Newman back at Great Spirit Bluff? It could be! The first image was captured by Explore user Bookmom and appears to show the same thing (although we can’t see his entire nape). The second image is from last year and clearly shows the distinctive field marks on his nape. Like Newman, this falcon is also unbanded. You can see a big spot on the back of his head, but if you look closely, you can see what looks like a similar
Happy Valentines Day from our nests to yours! Roses are red, violets are blue, you love eagles (and falcons and kestrels and owls), and we love you! Thank you for watching, for learning, and for inspiring us!
Tonight’s Nestflix features videos from the Decorah Eagles, Decorah North Eagles, Mississippi Flyway Cam, and Great Spirit Bluff cameras. I liked all them, but especially loved the nest guard duty and close-ups in Decorah, this morning’s nestorations at Decorah North, and the vivid Red-Bellied Woodpecker at GSB. If you can only watch one video, make sure to check out the eagle buffet and coyote visitor on the Mississippi River Flyway Cam. This was fascinating for so many reasons – multiple
We’re catching up with our nests tonight and tomorrow morning. Tonight: Decorah and Great Spirit Bluff! In Decorah, Mom and UME2 are busy with nest preparation. I tried to pick a favorite Decorah video but couldn’t – although don’t miss ‘eagle chases squirrel off nest’ if you want to see squirrel acrobatics, and ‘new materials’ for a very nice look at nestorations and decorah-ating! The Great Spirit Bluff video shows us that all that passes, passes like clouds reflected in