A Thanksgiving message from the Raptor Resource Project. A lot has changed since I wrote this in 2016, but we remain true to our core mission and I am even more thankful today for RRP and our volunteers and supporters than I was in 2016. I found myself in an unusually reflective mood earlier this week. November 23rd was Bob Anderson’s birthday. It seemed like a good time to take stock of where the Raptor Resource Project has been, where
We have nestflix from Decorah, Decorah North and the Flyway for everyone! I really enjoyed both Decorah videos, the extremely cool look at Mr. North bathing with a subadult, the lovely deer, and the extremely cool look at eagles playing in strong winds on the Flyway. I love watching eagles off their territory as they play, steal, and socialize in pairs, triplets, decades, and even larger groups. While I like the word ‘convocation’ for a group of eagles, I think
How much does N2B weigh? We have an answer and four videos for your Sunday night! I always love seeing Mom and DM2, and both Flyway videos are spectacular. Thanks to our camera operators and videomakers for finding and sharing such special moments and to you for watching and caring! Decorah Eagles 11/17/19: 8am nestorations – https://youtu.be/6q8cxShptqc. While we see activity throughout the video, my favorite section started when Mom flew in at 5:58 with a curved and very wonky
We have just two videos tonight, but both are worth watching! Mom and DM2 get into a food chase in Decorah, while Sandhill cranes migrate and forage along a flyway that is rapidly icing over! The cranes will be fine – birds that nest in the north are used to inclement weather, even if they migrate – but after a lovely warm autumn, it’s a shock to see them in ice and snow. What about Mom and DM2’s food chase?
Our video mega-roll includes videos from the Decorah Eagles, the Decorah North Eagles, and the Mississippi River Flyway. Eagles are Decorah-ating, preening, snapping sticks, fishing, and forming an eagle heart, while Tundra swans and other birds are migrating, and late fall is rapidly becoming early winter! We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did! Decorah Eagles 11/09/19: Mom and DM2 work on the nest – https://youtu.be/iJ4bzSXl9eg. The video opens with DM2 moving a few sticks around the