It’s a little odd to see both nests covered in snow in November, but this is perfect eagle weather: sunny and relatively warm, with open water at Decorah and Decorah North. Snow can give animals cover, but darkly-colored animals like rabbits and squirrels show up very well against the white snow, and rabbits tend to leave trails and dark feces that reveal activity areas, aka eagle hunting grounds. We’ve got one video from each nest along with a companion video
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
Veterans Day (November 11 in the United States) honors and celebrates the service of all military veterans. With respect, honor, and gratitude: thank you for your patriotism, love of country, and willingness to sacrifice for the common good. You heard the call of duty and left the lives you knew to answer it. When we think of veterans, we often think of our friends and family. But veterans also include dogs, horses, pigeons, elephants, mules, camels, bald eagles, and canaries.
Break out the hot chocolate! Mother Nature turned Decorah, Decorah North, and the Flyway into a snow globe today, shaking things up with two to four inches of powder. While Mom and DM2 and Mr. North and DNF shoveled snow, the eagles on the Flyway enjoyed a snow day! We hope you enjoyed these videos as much as we did. Thanks to our amazing camera operators and videomakers for all their work finding and sharing special moments, and to you