On hatch watch at Xcel Fort St. Vrain! Listen for an eaglet talking through its shell! https://youtu.be/LeMC541Cn1E So what happens right before hatch? The rapidly growing embryo is taking up nearly all the space in the egg. It has turned so that its head is at the large end of the egg next to the air space, pierced the internal membrane, and is breathing air with its lungs. It is taking the yolk sac into its body through its abdomen as it
DN4 has hatched! We don’t have an exact time, but we know it was between 1:20PM and 3:14PM central time! The wind had Mom keeping a pretty tight lid on the newly hatched eaglet and eggs until it was time for for shift change. It was roughly 37 days and 21 hours, give or take a little, from the time the first egg was laid to the time it hatched. We’ll post videos here as soon as we have them.
It’s almost time for hatch watch! We will start hatch watch at Fort St. Vrain on Saturday, March 25; at Decorah North on Sunday, March 26; and at Decorah on Monday, March 27. As many of you already know, hatch begins before pip! We’ll be looking for egg movements and listening for vocalizations between parents and hatching eaglets as we wait for eaglets to arrive. Watch and chat at Decorah: http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles Watch and chat at the North Nest: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/MbgzN2Kpajp Watch
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
The dynamic duo are growing like weeds this week as they sleep, eat, and gain the skills and features they need for the next phase of their lives! Their clown clompers are a nice shade of yellow, their talons are black, their natal down mohawks are clearly visible, and the outer edges of the nest are taking on a splotchy appearance as the eaglets get better at sitting up, bending over, and shooting poop! While growth and structural development still