Mississippi Flyway Cam and Blogs

October 28, 2022: News, links, and a raptor movie marathon!

October 27, 2022: Wing hug! HD front, HM back.

Happy Fri-yay, everyone! We’ve got a regular raptor movie marathon with videos from Decorah, Decorah North, the Flyway, and the Wisconsin kestrels, a short clip that shows the nest building work we did on N1 last year, and two blogs that discuss fall activity and bald eagle egg-laying. We hope you like them as much as we did! Thank you so much to our wonderful camera operators and video makers for sharing the beauty of the world around us, and

On Migration

September 2019: Migrating Birds on the Mississippi Flyway

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 We get a lot of questions about migration. Do the Decorah eagles migrate? Do our Peregrine falcons migrate? Where do they go when they

NestFlix and News: Decorah, Decorah North, and the Mississippi Flyway

October 13, 2022: DNF and Mr. North. They are most likely to come to the nest in the wee hours of the day. Watch early or catch up with our videos!

Want to see the Decorah and Decorah North eagles? Tune in at dawn or catch up on everything with our news and video roundups! Click this link to subscribe to our blog: https://www.raptorresource.org/about-us/annual-reports-and-papers/get-blog-and-newsletter-updates/. New Decorah Eagles HD and HM have been occasionally working on N1 since at least April, although nestorations have really accelerated since the beginning of October. Their early start has caused some followers to wonder if they could be from the southern United States. Bald eagles in

September 9, 2022: Flyway Morning and True Night

September 9, 2022: Morning on the Flyway

It’s September 9 and migration is well underway for many birds! According to birdcast.info (https://birdcast.info/) the next couple of nights should be very busy for nocturnal migrants along the length of the Mississippi Flyway. Good luck, everybody. We hope to see you next year! We were asked about some terms I used in our last eagle postcard. So what is true night? Let’s start with twilight! The Oxford Dictionary defines twilight as ‘The soft glowing light from the sky when

NestFlix and News: Decorah North, Decorah, the Flyway, and the Turkey Vultures!

August 15, 2022: DN16 dries her wings on a misty morning in the rolling green hills of NE Iowa.

DN15 and DN16 turn 141 and 142 days old today! We last saw DN15 on August 9. While it’s still possible he could return – we’ve seen multiday walkabouts prior to final dispersal – it seems less likely with every day that passes. It feels like the dog days of summer to us, but we’re starting to see pre-migratory flocking and winter preparation: seed-eating flocks of passerine birds (hemp seeds are an excellent source of fat), browsing bucks with lovely

NestFlix and News From Decorah North, Decorah, and the Flyway!

July 25, 2022: DN15 on the babysitting branch at the North Nest

Today DN15 turns 123 days old and DN16 turns 122 days old. How much longer will it be before they disperse? To date, we’ve tracked eight Decorah eagles with satellite transmitters: D1 beginning in 2011, D14 beginning in 2012, Four beginning in 2014, siblings D24 and D25 beginning in 2016, D27 beginning in 2017, and siblings D35 and D36 beginning in 2020. While a few of them did things their own way, most of them stayed within a mile of

March 26: News and Views from Decorah North, Decorah, and the Mississippi Flyway

March 28, 2022: Mother Goose lays egg #4 at N2B

Welcome to the world, DN16! We also have a feeding and pip at Decorah North earlier on March 26, a third Canada goose egg in Decorah, and an otter and pintail ducks on the Flyway. We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did: it is turning out to be a very interesting year in Decorah and an extremely adorable year at Decorah North. Spring is a little late on the Flyway, but we’re still seeing huge flocks

Tick-Tock Hatch Clock! Videos and news from Decorah North, the Flyway, and Decorah

March 21, 2022: DNF's nictitating eyelid.

We’re counting down four days to our guesstimated hatch date at Decorah North, Canada geese are keeping us on the confusion couch in Decorah, and the Flyway is busy with new arrivals! We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did. Talons crossed for hatch later this week! Decorah North Eagles March 20, 2022: DNF gets a headless fish for dinner – https://youtu.be/bAwNrF9v7R8. Mr. North flies in with breakfish as DNF wheedles and pleads, letting him know just

Catching up with the Norths, the Decorahs, and the Flyw

March 8, 2022: Handsome Mr. North takes his turn at incubation. Countdown to hatch as of March 15: 10 days!

I apologize for falling behind on videos last week. I’m getting caught up now and hope to have the very latest videos posted by tomorrow. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy catching up with our families! We have so many delightful videos today, including a very surprised squirrel, DNF playing hide and seek in a veritable haystack, Mom and DM2 on N2B, muskrat love on the Flyway, and sandhill cranes! The ice went out on the Flyway on March

February 14, 2022: Valentine’s Day NestFlix!

2022 Valentine's Day Card

Roses are Red/Violets are blue/Eagles are Tweet/And So Are You! Thanks so much to CamOp Coqui for today’s Valentine’s Day card and to all of you for watching, sharing, learning, and especially for caring. We hope your Valentine’s Day was especially tweet: kick up your feet and grab the chocolates for tonight’s NestFlix round-up! 🦅❤️ Decorah North Eagles February 14, 2022: Valentine’s Day mate date for Mr. North and DNF – https://youtu.be/KLFHdw6Bwew. The video opens with a lovely Valentine’s Day

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