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April 21, 2021: Nestflix and news from Decorah North and Marshall!

April 20, 2021: DN13 is standing on its own two feet!

What’s going on around our nests? At Decorah North, DN13 and DN14 are 26 and 24 days old, and growing by leaps and bounds! Remember our post on development in the third week? We’ve seen all of it – rapidly growing eaglets, pinfeathers and tracts of coverts pushing through natal down (squeeee!), expertly synchronized pooping, pellet casting, parent imitation, and – fanfare! – standing on their own two feet! Mr. North has to watch his toes when he’s dropping food

April 18, 2021 ~ Day Trip to Decorah: Yay, Yay, Yay!!!

April 18, 2021: Robin sees Mom feeding three bobbleheads!

Story and photos by Robin Brumm I went to Decorah today. I know it is only two weeks since the hatch, and wasn’t expecting to be able to see the eaglets yet, but since it was a nice day and I decided to take a chance and just check. When I got there, DM2 was on the nest. I couldn’t see any eaglets, but it looked like things were pretty quiet. I waited quite a while and saw DM2 looking

April 16, 2021: NestFlix and news from Decorah North, Great Spirit Bluff, and the Mississippi Flyway!

April 15: Mr. North saves the day!

We have your Friday night/Saturday morning NestFlix! At Decorah North, we have emerging pinfeathers, poop shooting, pellet casting, and Mr. North saving the day! Do not miss the eagles locking talons on the Mississippi Flyway. This is a rare thing to capture on video and shows a rare behavior once thought to be exclusive to courting or mated couples. And congratulations to falcons Newman and Zooey on their first egg at Great Spirit Bluff this year! Happy Fri-yay and super

Loss of an eaglet at Xcel Energy’s Fort St. Vrain Site

April 15, 2021: Ma, Pa Jr, and FSV43

We are sorry to announce that FSV43 – the newest eaglet at Xcel Energy’s Fort St. Vrain site – died sometime during brooding yesterday. Both parents brooded faithfully and the eaglet appeared to be healthy and eating well earlier in the day. The second egg appears to be pipping and may hatch tonight or early tomorrow morning. I really enjoyed this site and feel bad for Ma and Pa Jr., who both worked so hard to care for their eggs

April 12, 2021: Nestflix and news from Decorah North and the Mississippi Flyway!

April 12, 2021: DN14, left and DN13, right

Kick your feet up, grab something warm, and get ready for NestFlix! At Decorah North, the eaglets experiment with new food, test their tiny wings, and show us their newly found poop-shooting prowess! DN13 and DN14 are 18 and 16 days old today – smack dab in the middle of their third week of life. We are looking forward to Mohawks, mega Cropzillas, pellet casting (yesterday’s fish tail was not 100% digestible, DN14!), pinfeathers, eaglet explorers, and even bigger Clown

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