We are moving closer to a third eaglet at Xcel Fort St. Vrain, hatch at the Decorah and Decorah North nests, and peregrine falcon eggs at all of our falcon nests! At last report, we had a first peregrine egg at Genoa (which has a cam), although we are still waiting for eggs everywhere else. Given all of the courtship, pair bonding, and what Bob used to call ‘eggy’ females, it won’t be long! Tonight we have videos from Decorah
The Xcel Fort Saint Vrain eagles hatched their first egg last night at 9:43 PM MT! We start hatch watch in Decorah North on March 30th and hatch watch in Decorah on March 31st – although keep in mind that hatch could start a little earlier or a little later. We don’t know which egg broke in Decorah, so that could impact hatch timing as well. Once we have a pip, we’ll let everyone know! We’re also looking for an
At whatever moment you read these words, day or night, there are birds aloft in the skies of the Western Hemisphere, migrating. If it is spring or fall, the great pivot points of the year, then the continents are swarming with billions of traveling birds… – Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds Among birds, migration is the regular, endogenously controlled, seasonal movement of birds between breeding and non-breeding areas (Salewski and Bruderer 2007). Spring migration is
Tonight’s video round-up features the Great Spirit Bluff cam and the birds of the Flyway! Michelle eats a little breakfeather, Newman copulates on the fly, American White Pelicans raft on ice, and bald eagles skate – or at least stand side by side on the ice. We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did! I know that I’m having a hard time deciding what to watch right now! Great Spirit Bluff Falcons 3/18/19: Michelle’s first breakfast –
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!