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Cam shutoff announcement

August 13, 2019: Mom Decorah

Thank you so much for watching with us at Decorah and Decorah North this year! We are shutting the Decorah and Decorah North cameras down at 5pm on Saturday, August 17. Please join us Friday August 16, for two goodbye chats at 8 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. CDT. Writing this post made me reflect on the past year…and what a year it was! From DM2’s first feeding through the recovery of the Decorah and Decorah North

Friday Night: As The Nest Turns

August 9, 2019: Subadult brings sticks to N1

Prepare for another edition of ‘As The Nest Turns’, an episode that opens with the subadult eagle delivering a stick to N1 (https://youtu.be/IhnaGTDgqcA)! Where is DM2? Is the subadult interested in Mom? Is Mom interested in the sub-adult? And why is nest work – if it is nest work – occurring so early? We went to our eagle council with the following questions about DM2. Could he have migrated? Did his ‘shyness’ around Mom indicate a weaker pair bond (followers

Videos From Decorah and the Flyway

August 4, 2019: Mom Decorah

Get your Wednesday night videos! I love seeing Mom Decorah against the setting sun – she is spectacular! – but do not miss Sandhill Cranes vocalizing together as they work out boundaries and social relationships on their staging grounds. We’re still getting questions about Mom and the sub-adult. We’ll run through what we do and don’t know again tomorrow. All things in Eagle Time! Decorah Eagles 8/4/19: Mom, the moon, sunset, and subadult – https://youtu.be/uNg4z-13lW0. Goodnight, Mom. Goodnight, subadult. Good

Updates from SOAR

August 4, 2019: D32 at SOAR

We have two updates from SOAR. To see video of DN9 and D33, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SOAR-Saving-Our-Avian-Resources-422229164528389/. To learn more about all of their patients, go to https://soarraptors.org/patients/. New wrap, new roomie Last week, D32 had his (this is still an educated guess on gender) wrap changed on the right leg. Why still a wrap? Just like a human who has had a broken leg bone, supportive material is still used for several weeks after the cast

Thanks for watching with us at Great Spirit Bluff

August 5, 2019: Carson at Great Spirit Bluff

Thanks for watching with us at Great Spirit Bluff this season! From Carson’s return through Kira’s death, we watched a lot of highs and lows this year. We cheered Michelle on through a rough incubation season, celebrated new life when hatch began on May 12, and watched the two young falcons become best pals. We mourned when Kira was killed by a Great Horned Owl on June 9, watched Carson abandon the nest box on June 11 following an intense

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