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 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
We’re getting a lot of questions about the situation in Decorah. Where is DM2? What is the sub-adult doing there? Could this be one of Mom’s offspring? Let’s start with what we know! Where is DM2? We haven’t seen DM2 since July 11, a day before the sub-adult was first seen. Are these two things linked? It’s hard to say. We haven’t seen much of DM2 since the eaglets were taken into SOAR, which would probably seem a lot like
We’re scrambling to get ready for ATF, but we wanted to share some extremely cool videos of a bald eagle/sandhill crane interaction on the Flyway, another look at Mom and the sub-adult, some great footage of both North eagles, and a nice look at Carson. We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did! Thanks to our camera operators and videomakers for their hard work capturing and sharing the natural world with all of us, and to you
It looks like another episode of ‘As The Nest Turns’ has dropped! A beautiful 4-1/2 year old subadult showed up in the Decorah territory, perching near Momat N1 and spending time in N2B. Videos here: https://youtu.be/UFTG4tsSSNo https://youtu.be/Dq1y-e9VDXk Is this a rival suitor to DM2? A previous year’s offspring dropping in for a visit? We don’t know, but we’ll be watching and there is an active discussion about it in our forum.