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When will the eagles start laying eggs?

Egg Calendar

Tik-tok egg clock! When can we expect our eagles to begin laying eggs? If they follow their usual schedules: The Xcel Fort St. Vrain eagles should begin laying eggs in mid-February. Look for laying to start between February 12 and February 21. The Decorah eagles should begin laying eggs in mid-to-late February. Look for laying to start between February 17 and February 23. The Decorah North eagles should begin laying eggs in mid-to-late February. We only have one year of

Martin Luther King and Environmental Justice

Martin Luther King

What is environmental justice and how does it connect to Martin Luther King and Martin Luther King Day? The environmental justice movement addresses a statistical fact: people who live, work and play in America’s most polluted environments are most commonly people of color and the poor. In his 1967 Christmas sermon, Dr. King preached that: “It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single

Nestflix: January 19, 2020

January 19, 202: Mom and DM2

It was so good to see Mom and DM2 today, and we have some wonderful video of the Norths! We hope you enjoy our #SundaySweets! Thanks to our always-observant camera operators and video makers for finding and sharing special moments, and to you for watching, caring, learning, and sharing! Decorah Eagles 1/19/20: Mom arrives on a snowy nest, DM2 follows – https://youtu.be/w7fBF6XTvpk. Welcome back, Mom and DM2! They don’t stay long, but both visit N2B. Mom flies up to the

Fri-yay Nestflix

January 17, 2020: Mr. flies into the nest with a fish

We’re happy to reach the weekend, happy to have the Decorah cam working again (thanks, John!), and looking forward to eggs and eaglets! Looking to save the date? In general: The FSV Eagles usually start laying eggs in mid-February. They laid their first egg on February 13 last year. The Decorah Eagles usually start laying eggs just a tiny bit later. Mom laid her first egg on February 22 last year. The Decorah North Eagles have been harder to predict,

Nestflix: Decorah, Decorah North, and the Flyway

January 16, 2020: Coyote and swans on the Flyway

Brrrrrrrr! The thermometer reads -1F right now in Decorah, and the cold has our eagles hunkered down. They deal with frigid subzero temperatures by using the least amount of energy to get the most amount of food. Ben Franklin famously called bald eagles lazy, but Ben wasn’t living outside through an Iowa winter. I’d call them pretty smart! We’ve shared this information before, but if you haven’t read it and would like to know more about how eagles cope with

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