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Recovering DN9

June 8, 2019: DN9

As we posted yesterday, DN9 is in the care of SOAR. We’ll provide more information when we have it, but I wanted to share this video. Although some watchers may find it disturbing, it gives a nice look at how Board member David Kester, a falconer and our master bander, assessed DN9. What is that thing on DN9’s head? DN9 is hooded. The hood does not touch its eyes, does not interfere with breathing, and helps keep DN9 calm during

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June 7, 2019: Dave Kester recovers DN9

We know that you are all anxiously awaiting news, and we’re no different as we wait for progress reports from our many wonderful volunteers and supporting agencies. Here’s what we know: At Decorah North … Our cams reverted to highlights this morning as we tried to troubleshoot and do what we could to find a fix for our PTZ nest cams there. The efforts were unsuccessful and will result in a site visit, and unfortunately, that will have to wait

Update on DN9

June 6, 2019: DN9 on the ground

Since DN9 fell from the nest tree this morning, we have been monitoring from the cams and from the ground. Our eaglet spent much of the day beneath the nest tree and in the pasture. DN9 doesn’t appear to have injured its wings or legs and is mobile, although it hasn’t flown since reaching the ground. DNF and Mr. North are perched nearby and actively defending DN9. At this point we do not know to what extent flies have affected

Update: Decorah North Nest Eaglet DN9

DN9 at Decorah North

* 10:13 AM CT Newest Update:DN9 can be seen on cam now in the pasture to the front left of the natal tree. The eaglet is moving well, exploring a little, but also watching surroundings. We are grateful for our eagle eye camera operators who have continued to look for him/her all morning and we are watching and assessing the situation for additional action. We will continue to advise as we learn more and discuss plans. Many of you saw

Update on Decorah Eagles D32 & D33

Written by Sherri Elliott It’s been a pretty frantic 24 hours anxiously awaiting news in the search for D32 who flew off the Skywalk branch about 6:03PM CT last evening, and even more stressful when sibling D33 fell off the Skywalk in nearly the same place about 2:39PM CT this afternoon. The search team headed out early this morning led by RRP Board Director and eagle biologist Brett Mandernack and wildlife assistant Ryan Schmitz. Both quickly got to work and

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