Mississippi Flyway Cam and Blogs

November 22, 2022: NestFlix and News from Decorah, Decorah North, and the Flyway!

November 20, 2022: HD and HM gleam in the sunlight, resplendent against the bright blue sky

Kick up your feet and get ready for Nestflix! HD, HM, Mr. North, DNF, and an intrepid fox squirrel are all busy with nestorations, while eagles are pouring into the Flyway! I enjoyed all of these videos, but I especially liked the stick deliveries in Decorah, Mr. North fishing – check out his polar plunge! – and the aforementioned squirrel filching nesting material from Decorah North. As always, thanks to our camera operators and video makers for finding and sharing

Giving Tuesday Fundraiser on Tuesday, November 29!

It's a fishing tournament! HM and subadult eagles fish the hatchery retention pond.

Please join us on November 29, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, for our fundraiser on Giving Tuesday! We’ll be holding three special chats and John and Amy will make a special appearance to talk about the year and recap events at all of our sites. Our chat schedule looks like this: Decorah North Eagles Chat will be open from 6pm to 8pm Decorah Eagles We will have two chats: 9am to 12pm, and 3pm to 5pm Mississippi Flyway Chat begins

November 4, 2022: Fri-yay NestFlix and news from Decorah, Decorah North, and the Flyway!

November 4, 2022: A beautiful subadult eagle near N1. Could it be part of the Decorah Eagle Dynasty?

Grab a bowl of popcorn and kick up your feet – it’s time for Friday nestflix! We’ve got videos from Decorah, Decorah North, and the Mississippi Flyway, and Odds and Ends from all over! Read on to learn more about birds, suckers, Ojibwe horses, and river otters in Iowa. Thanks to our camera operators and video makers for finding and sharing such special moments, and to you for watching, learning, and especially for caring. Happy Fri-yay, everyone! Decorah Eagles November

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

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

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