Tag Archives: Changeover

North Nest Announcement

March 22, 2016: Mrs North

We have finished combing through archival photos from 2016 to present and have confirmed that we have our same male eagle (Mr. North) going into the 2019 nesting season, but we have had a change in our female eagle (Mrs. North). We are not sure what happened to Mrs. North to prompt this change, but we know it happened in the summer of 2018. With the crazy up and down year that 2018 was at the Decorah North Nest, this

Who’s on N2B? A guide to what we saw in Decorah this year!

Decorah Unknown Male Eagle 2 (UME2) on October 16, 2018

So what happened in Decorah this year? The quick version: UME-2, who we will be calling DM2 from now on, is Mom’s current and third suitor since Dad disappeared in April of 2018. To the best of our knowledge, this is what happened… As watchers know, Mom lost her mate Dad following a heavy snowstorm in April of 2018. A male eagle that we called UME and then DM turned up shortly after Dad’s disappearance, and we believed that he would eventually

Videos and Musing: Mom, DM, potential 2019 nest locations, and eaglet flying improvement!

August 1st, 2018: male eagle DM on N1

So the first question on everyone’s mind seems to be whether Mom will accept DM as her new mate. As I’m sure everyone remembers, Mom was not happy with DM’s appearance this spring and refused to let him on N2B. As the season went on, she was seen flying with him and perching with him, although parts of her territory remained no-fly/no-perch zones and she didn’t always seem happy about his presence, especially near the fledgling eaglets. While he didn’t