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Where is eagle D27?

January 23, 2020: D27's map

D27 sent us an airmail! As Brett said, she in engaged in typical meandering around her natal area. Her farthest point north this month was up near Bluffton: less than a mile from Bob’s old farm/breeding project and nine miles distant from her natal nest. Her farthest point south was down near Eldorado, 13 miles distant from her natal nest. D27 spent most of her time in and around Decorah and passed near the nest three times: once on January

D27 and D24 Phone Home!

January 14, 2020: D27's Map

Wonderful news! D27 and sibling-from-another-year D24 sent us maps this week! A quick refresher: D24 hatched at N2B in Decorah on March 29, 2016, making him 3.5 years old. D27 hatched at N2B on April 4 of 2017, making her 2.5 years old. Both eaglets are spending time in and around the Decorah area. Although we haven’t yet seen them both together, D24’s transmitter doesn’t check in very often. It’s entirely possible the two could have spent time together: perhaps eating

Where is D27?

January 10, 2020: D27's Map

Brett writes: “D27 moved south a few miles beyond her typical territory on January 6, but returned the next day to the south end of her usual range.” January 6 was a relatively warm day with just a smidgen of precipitation and very little wind. Studies indicate that bald eagles can see other eagles soaring at a distance of between 14 and 40 miles, depending on weather and altitude. In a high soar, D27 could presumably see all the way

Where is D27?

January 5, 2020: D27's map

D27 rang in the New Year about four miles from her natal nest! A mild winter tends to result in more abundant food during the lean season: rivers are open for fishing, animals tend to forage in the (relatively) warm weather, and the folded hills and valleys in and around Decorah provide seemingly endless choices for perching and roosting. Happy 2020, D27 – and don’t forget to write! I’ve included a few images of maps from the eagles we’ve tracked

Where is D27?

December 8, 2019: Looking for D27

Even with technology, eaglet D27 can still be awfully hard to find! David and Ann Lynch and Glenn and Darlene Miller went looking for her in Decorah on Sunday, December 8. They had the Yagi antenna and the latest coordinates from Brett Mandernack. The antenna ping (listen to this video to hear it: https://youtu.be/2urK59rmolA) told them she was nearby, but  they couldn’t see her. They did see a lot of eagles perching, following the river, and flying off in the

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