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April 11, 2019: News and Nestflix!

April 11, 2019: Mom feeds D32 and D33

Today’s big story? Wind! Did you cover your eyes? Turn away from the computer? Plaintively ask or loudly demand that the wind stop? Our eagles and falcons are pros at handling windy weather and our nest trees are sturdy, but the wind rodeo had nests rocking, hearts pumping, and mice clicking as we tried to brush eaglets back into the egg cup and shoo the wind away! We liked all of these videos, but we were so impressed by DM2

Falcon news: Eggs and hatch guesstimates!

Newman at Great Spirit Bluff

Falcons are laying eggs all over! Here’s the tally so far, along with some hatch guesstimations. Hatch usually happens 33 days after the first egg, although it can be a tiny bit earlier or a little later. Great Spirit Bluff: Michelle and Newman Michelle has laid four eggs Hatch guesstimate: Friday, May 10 Dairyland Power Genoa: Peta and Marcelle Peta has laid four eggs Hatch guesstimate: Saturday, May 4 Dairyland Power Alma: Adeline and Kiwi Adeline

April 10, 2019: Nestflix and News!

April 10, 2019: A snowy day at both Decorah nests!

Get yourself a mug of something warm for tonight’s Nestflix and news! Michelle laid her fourth egg at Great Spirit Bluff today, snow moved into the Decorah area, watchers worried about D33 getting enough food (D33 is getting enough food – SuperMom knows her eaglet business!) and birds came and went on the Flyway. We might see a mini-stackup on the Flyway since snow and blizzard conditions are forecast north for the next day and a half. We’re not happy

D27 Phones Home!

D27's map: April 8, 2019

Thanks for writing, D27! D27’s latest postcard puts her back in the Decorah area after a brief sojourn to the Mississippi River. On April 4, we tracked her to within about 2600 feet of her natal nest. She wandered throughout the day, ending up about 4.5 miles NW of her nest at 9:42PM. She did not go near her natal nest on the 5th, which means that it was not her we spotted on camera…although we can’t yet rule out

Eaglet Growth and Development: Week One

April 8, 2019: D32 and D33

We’re writing a series of blogs about the first few weeks of an eaglet’s life. An eaglet spends roughly 75 to 80 days in the nest. For about the first half, it grows and gains weight. For about the second half, it grows flight feathers and starts developing the skills it will need post-fledge. We will focus on week one in this blog. What can we expect in the first week following hatching? Like humans and other animals, growing nestlings

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