We have videos below, but we wanted to answer some of your questions first! Why is Mom off her eggs? Is DM2 really helping her? It’s cold – why aren’t they continuously incubating? Is the egg cup big enough? On eggs and incubation: We don’t have any guarantee that all of the eggs will hatch, but embryos can suspend fairly easily and with no damage very early in development. Mom and DM2 have to control for temperature and humidity. This
What a day at all of our nests today! In addition to the first egg at the North Nest, Mr. North showed a juvenile eagle the business end of his talons, DM2 and Mom got busy, and Newman demonstrated some falcon yoga at Great Spirit Bluff! We also have some spectacular close-ups at the Decorah and Decorah North nests. The accompanying cap shows how quickly the North eagles got their nestbowl and egg cup ready for eggs following yesterday’s
Congratulations to Xcel Energy’s Fort St. Vrain eagles on their first egg of the year! It arrived at 8:40PM MT on February 13th – a perfect Valentines Day treat for all of us today! This video by Elfruler shows the entire event: https://youtu.be/koO15X2PDMU. I love the new egg and the ducks in the background. This seems like a good time to revisit the whole subject of incubation: https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2016/03/do-bald-eagles-delay-incubation.html. This blog was first published on Tuesday, March 16.
With the laying of eggs at Xcel Energy’s Fort St. Vrain site, our season has begun! Look for a semi-regular round-up of news from around our nests! Xcel Energy Fort St. Vrain: Ma and Pa FSV laid egg number one on Sunday, February 12! It was first seen at 10:08PM MT and was probably laid not long before that. They laid egg number two on February 15 at 9:34PM, and we are waiting for egg #3. Assuming everything is going