Welcome to our latest news roundup! In Decorah, DM2 brings in another stick: the second of many more sticks to come. We hope Mom is paying attention! At Decorah North, Mr. North quickly visits the nest, giving us a short but lovely look before he flies out. And at the Flyway, migrating waterfowl fill the sky in their hundreds, or perhaps their thousands. We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did! Decorah Eagles October 19, 2020: DM2
What is that bird? It is a Trumpeter Swan! Our eagle-eyed camera operators found it yesterday on our Mississippi Flyway cam and we went to ornithologist Tom Prestby for an expert opinion. So how we tell a Trumpeter Swan from the far more common Tundra Swan? Behavior. Our first clue that we were seeing something a little different? There were only two swans. Tundra swans tend to travel in flocks – like snow, a blizzard of white from the north!
Where are the Decorah Eagles? We started streaming again on October 5th and since then we’ve seen Mom and DM2 maybe a handful of times: DM2 in the nest once and Mom not at all. Is everything alright? Are they going to come back to N2B? Since we’ve been seeing them around the territory, we have no reason to believe that their nesting plans have changed. In 2019, Mom and DM2 didn’t show up in the nest until the evening
Welcome back to our nestflix round-up! While we didn’t see either eagle couple today, we have some wonderful video of bald eagles at the Flyway and a very satisfied squirrel at the North Nest! I liked all of these videos, but I especially enjoyed ‘Eagles tangle talons’ on the Flyway and the squirrel at the North nest. As always, thanks to our camera operators and video makers for finding and sharing such special moments, and to you for watching, sharing, learning,
Missing the Decorah and Decorah North eagles? We hope to have them back in early October, but in the meantime, we invite you to hop over to the Mississippi Flyway! Migration has begun and we are seeing all sorts of interesting birds. You can perch – there are plenty of snags! – or join our Flyway chat from 11-2 CT on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! Link here: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/flyway-cam/. Mississippi Flyway Adult Bald Eagle Interactions – https://youtu.be/-_cY6h_2Gdw. The title did not