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August 10, 2020: NestFlix from Decorah and the Flyway

August 10, 2020: D35 right, D36 left

We have your NestFlix! While we are seeing less of D35 and D36 right now, the Flyway is getting busy. Fall migration is much more drawn out than spring migration and some birds are beginning to engage in pre-migration activities, including feeding and gathering in large flocks. At this latitude, bats won’t begin migration and hibernation until cold weather diminishes insect populations, which means the large and very cool cloud of bats in the first Flyway video is probably local

Your dispersal questions, answered!

Your Questions, Answered!

Where are D34 and DN12? Can the eaglets hunt on their own yet? When will they disperse? Your questions, answered…as best we can! Where are D34 and DN12? The short answer: we don’t know. Neither eaglet has been seen for several days and we didn’t see or hear D34 when we were in Decorah last week. Most of the eaglets that we have studied slowly widened their explorations prior to dispersal. But some (D25 and D1, for example) began adventuring

D27, D35, and D36 all phone home!

August 4, 2020: D35's Map

Where are the eagles? D27 sent a postcard from Lake Petownikip in northwestern Ontario this week! She is on an island journey, foraging and perching extensively on the tiny islets that dot the lake. Meanwhile, D35 is beginning to broaden her travels! Brett wrote: “Look who is getting a little adventurous! Two jaunts of nearly two miles one-way in a day! It is nice she came back to her natal area by day’s end.” We thought D36 might begin exploring

July 31, 2020: Nestflix from Decorah, Decorah North, and the Flyway

July 30: D36 at N2B

Grab the popcorn and sit back for some Nestflix (and a link to an article about our peregrine banding work)! We’re starting to see less of D34, D35, D36, and DN12 now that all four tween-eagles have discovered the wonder of flight, but the Flyway is busy – and getting busier – as birds and other animals begin preparing for fall. I liked all of these videos, but it was nice to see Mom and DM2 getting a little personal

Thank you for a wonderful After The Fledge!

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Thank you everyone for a wonderful After The Fledge! We missed seeing you in person, but had a lot of fun online and we will continue to include a virtual component in years to come for anyone who can’t be there. We collected our After The Fledge tours and presentations here: https://www.raptorresource.org/after-the-fledge-2020/atf-presentations/. We collected the moderator favorite videos of 2020 here: https://www.raptorresource.org/about-us/de-mod-top-ten-videos-of-2020/. Did you take the DE Chat Mods eagle knowledge quiz? https://www.raptorresource.org/test-your-bald-eagle-knowledge/. Thanks to everyone who participated in our

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