Mississippi Flyway Cam and Blogs

Eagles and Coyotes and Harriers, Oh My!

December 13, 2021: A Northern Harrier

Eagles and coyotes and harriers, oh my! Winter has finally arrived and the solstice is almost here. As the ice begins to thicken, coyotes step out on to the Mississippi river. The ice is easier to travel than the underbrush next to the river and is, in the middle of a highly populated area, quite remote. Coyotes can move around, access new food resources, travel relatively unbothered, and chase Northern harriers in broad daylight. Mr. North and DNF are deep

Sunday night NestFlix: Decorah North, the Flyway, and Eagle Valley!

December 12, 2021: Mr. North eats lunch

We have your Sunday night NestFlix from Decorah North, the Flyway, and Eagle Valley! I liked all of these videos, but I especially enjoyed Mr. North stealing dinner from DNF, DNF’s stick struggle – the struggle is real! – and a juvenile red-tailed hawk perching next to two eagles at Eagle Valley. I hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did – thanks as always for watching, sharing, learning, and especially for caring! Decorah Eagles North December 12,

Welcome to winter! NestFlix and news from Decorah North and the Flyway

December 8, 2021: Winter at the 43rd parallel is cold. Handsome Mr. North soaks up the sun whenever he has a chance!

The weather outside is frightful, but the birds are so delightful! I loved all of these videos, but I especially enjoyed ‘Morning Highlights’ (watch DNF and Mr. North in the eight and ninth minutes) and both Flyway videos. North America’s great boreal forests and grasslands have emptied out, but a few hardy birds are still heading south through a winter wonderland. Look for swans, Canada geese, sandhill cranes, bald eagles, ducks, and coyotes on ice! Here’s to short days, long

Mom at N2B, an influx of visitors at the North nest, and skating sandhill cranes: it’s your Thursday night NestFlix round-up!

December 2, 2021: Mom Decorah on the Skywalk.

It’s been a wild week at all of our sites: Mom and DM2 have appeared at N1, N2B, and M2 enough to have all of us hoping for a change in real estate, Mr. North and DNF are coping with an influx of unwelcome hungry visitors, and the Flyway is ever-so-slowly starting to ice up as our long, warm fall finally comes to a close. I liked all of these videos, but I especially enjoyed Mom and DM2’s copulation on

#GivingTuesday: 2021 Budget

John Howe and friend on Xcel Energy's Monticello stack in Monticello, MN.

To help kick-off Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 30, we wanted to talk about what we did this year. Here are the things that your donations got done. Please donate to the Raptor Resource Project to help us continue our work in 2021 and beyond! New Projects Despite the ongoing disruption of Covid-19, we added streams at Red Wing Grain and US Bank, got the Eagle Valley camera online, improved our streaming and recording capabilities, built a new starter nest

November 29, 2021: Nestflix from Decorah, Decorah North, and the Flyway

November 28, 2021: Mr. North.

We have your Monday night Nestflix! It seems like everybirdie on the Flyway was celebrating Thanksgiving last week, while we were very thankful to get several glimpses of Mom and DM2 at and around the hatchery! I enjoyed all of these videos, but I especially liked the three-eagle chase, night time check-in, and close-ups of Mr. North at the North nest, Mom eating breakfish at N1, and three very different groups of birds – bald eagles, American white pelicans, and

November 22, 2021: Monday Night Raptor Movie Megaroll!

November 20, 2021: Mom and DM2 at N2b

It’s your Monday night raptor megaroll! It seems like everybody is talking about Mom and DM2’s recent appearances at N2B. Cam operator Rewrap visited N3 and the hatchery over the weekend, and reported them in both places. While N3 still seems like a more likely 2022 nest choice based on activity level, we are watching the latest developments with a great deal of interest. C’mon, Mom and DM2 – N2B and the hatchery are ever so much better than your

Join us on November 30th for our Giving Tuesday fundraiser!

Giving Tuesday: DN13 and DN14

Join us for our Giving Tuesday fundraiser on Tuesday, November 30th! We’ll be celebrating with chats on our Decorah North, Decorah Eagles, and Flyway channels, and John and Amy will make special appearances on each channel to talk over the year and answer your questions. Thank so much for your care and support: every gift to RRP in any amount powers the streams we bring you every day! Mississippi Flyway Giving Tuesday Chat: 10:30am to 2:00pm @ https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/flyway-cam/ Updates and

Your Friday night nestflix: Decorah North, Decorah, the Flyway, and GSB!

November 18, 2021: Eagles on the Flyway. It is a great time to watch them - we are seeing so many eagles and swans right now!

Happy Fri-yay, everyone! Grab your snacks and drinks and get ready for the weekend with our Friday night raptor mega-roll. At Decorah North, DNF and Mr. North respond to an influx of visitors and work on this year’s penthouse addition, while white-footed mice throw a rocking harvest party in the after-dark nest! In Decorah, Mom keeps us crossing our talons with repeated sightings in and around the hatchery. C’mon Mom and DM2 – N2B and the new starter nest at

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