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Thanks for the airmail, D27 and D36!

The view from Spillville, IA at two miles up

Thanks for the postcards, eagles – we love to get airmail from D36 and D27! When last we shared their travels, D36 was wandering East Central Minnesota and D27 had returned to Decorah. At the time, D36 was closer to my house than I was! But he shifted his range on the very day I went to look for him. How do they know I’m coming to find them? At any rate, D36 is currently vacationing in the Wanamingo, Minnesota

Where are eagles D27 and D36?

Wolf Creek Falls in Banning State Park. Photo by Robert Johnson.

Where are eagles D27 and D36? I’m delighted to report that we got postcards from both of them earlier this week! As you might recall, D27 left for Canada on July 16 – about the time that we were thinking she might be looking for a place to settle down! She’s tended to migrate north between mid-to-late May and early June, although she’s drifted later as she’s aged. Still, her mid-July departure caught us by surprise! Whatever the reason –

Where are eagles D27 and D36?

The view from 10,000 feet in Chatfield, MN

Where are eagles D27 and D36? The two appear to have opted for staycations this year, with D27 spending her time on the Upper Iowa just north of Decorah, and D36 exploring SE Minnesota. D36 is currently located on the north branch of the Root River near Chatfield, MN. It winds beneath tall hills, steep ridges, and – towards the Root – tall limestone bluffs. Like Decorah, this area has everything an eagle might want: a clean, cold, shallow river

Will the Decorah Fledglings go to the hatchery?

Post-Fledge: July

What will D37, D38, and D39 do once they’ve fledged? Will they go to the hatchery or stay near N3? They aren’t telling us either way, but here’s what we know based on Brett’s transmitter studies: All of the Decorah eaglets we’ve tracked fledged in mid-to-late June. Almost all of them stayed within a mile of their natal nest until late July or early August. The only exceptions were 2014 fledglings Indy and Four. After blackflies drove the eaglets out

D36 and D27 Phone Home!

March 20, 2021: D36's Map

Where are D36 and D37? The warming weather is bringing eagles north by the tens of thousands, and D36 and D27 are among them! The two sent us eagle airmail from Preston, MN (D27) and Cedar Falls, IA (D36). D27 headed north on March 4. She flew north to Wabasha and checked out the National Eagle Center, went further north to visit Xcel Energy’s Prairie Island plant, and could have been one of the many eagles I saw kettling above

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