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Eaglet Growth and Development: Week Four

Three plumage stages are visible: natal down (head), thermal "down" (grey feathers), and juvenile plumage

We’re writing a series of blogs about the first few weeks of an eaglet’s life. An eaglet spends roughly 75 to 80 days in the nest. For about the first half, it grows and gains weight. For about the second half, it grows flight feathers and starts developing the skills it will need post-fledge. We will focus on week four in this blog. D32 and D33 are 26 and 23 days old. During week three (fourteen to twenty-one days), the

Eaglet Growth and Development, Week Two

April 11, 2019: Fish and more fish!

We’re writing a series of blogs about the first few weeks of an eaglet’s life. An eaglet spends roughly 75 to 80 days in the nest. For about the first half, it grows and gains weight. For about the second half, it grows flight feathers and starts developing the skills it will need post-fledge. We will focus on week two in this blog. In their second week of development, the eaglets will gain roughly two pounds between their 7th and

Eaglet Growth and Development: Week One

Day four: Let the beak battling begin!

We’re writing a series of blogs about the first few weeks of an eaglet’s life. An eaglet spends roughly 75 to 80 days in the nest. For about the first half, it grows and gains weight. For about the second half, it grows flight feathers and starts developing the skills it will need post-fledge. We will focus on week one in this blog. What can we expect in the first week following hatching? Like humans and other animals, growing nestlings

What happened at Decorah North Yesterday?

Decorah North Nest

What happened at Decorah North yesterday? Some thoughts and a photograph. DN3 is top, DN2 is second, and DN1 is bottom: http://bit.ly/24oIWY2. Everyone will be happy to know the eaglets were well fed today! A few videos: 05/04/16: chico70 – 6:08AM time for a snack, 12:06. The first feeding we saw today! DN1 and DN2 both eat a little breakfish. https://youtu.be/BDqSv2xz9iU 05/04/16: chico70 – 7:33AM time for all three eaglets to eat, 16:30. Dad brings placenta into the nest and