From Chance’s first few falcon flights through family portraits at Decorah North and extremely cool water birds on the Mississippi Flyway, we have your mega-Nestflix roll – along with information about plumage, juvenile hunting skills, those plants at the North nest, and a really cute duckling. A thousand thanks to our camera operators and videomakers for catching and sharing these special moments with us. I hope you enjoy these videos as much as I did! Great Spirit Bluff July 20,
We have NestFlix from Decorah North, Decorah, and the Mississippi Flyway. At Decorah North, DN13 and DN14 show off their newly gained flight skills and squabble over UFO jerky, a deer and her fawns cool off in the stream, and somebirdy fails to stick the landing! In Decorah, Mom keeps us guessing – is she reconsidering her move, or just taking a break from the family? either way, it was great to see and hear her again! The Mississippi Flyway
The US Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to open seven National Wildlife Refuges to hunting and sport fishing, expand hunting at 83 other NWRs, add regulations that pertain to hunting and fishing, and reduce the regulatory burden on the public (which I interpret as ‘develop a uniform set of regulations where possible’). The proposed regulations may set hunting and fishing seasons, bag or creel limits, methods of hunting and sport fishing, and areas open to hunting and sport fishing.
We have your NestFlix! We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did. On the Flyway, we see adorable goslings, an interaction between a subadult bald eagle and a sandhill crane, and a beautiful little plover that makes one of the world’s longest migrations! Lake Onalaska is a critical refueling spot for this bird’s epic migration from Central and South America to the high Arctic tundra. At Decorah North, eaglets DN13 and DN14 are growing feathers, meeting important
Happy Fri-yay, everyone! DN13 is 35 days old, DN14 is 33 days old, peregrine falcon Zooey has laid three eggs, and the day couldn’t be more beautiful! I loved all of these videos, but don’t miss Cute Close-ups (it shows some really interesting differences between DN13 and DN14), DN14 in for the steal (which casts a nice light on eagle behavior), DNF earning her Wright Brothers Master Pilot of the Year award, or the incredible American Avocets on the Mississippi