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Nest News: Finally, a good look at D29, a blog on bald eagle tongues, videos from Decorah and Xcel FSV!

04.11.18: D29 napping in the sun

Finally! Some much appreciated warm weather got the eaglets out from under Mombrella and Poptent on April 11. While there was a lot to like about nest goings-on, two moments really stood out for us. Do not miss D29 taking a sunny snooze just outside the egg cup! We can clearly see its emerging thermal down, growing clown clompers (note that D29’s feet and legs are well on their way to yellow), and clear tiny talons. If you’d like to

Hatch Watch at Xcel Fort St. Vrain!

2018: Three eggs at Xcel Fort St. Vrain

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

Nest news: Incubation, sub-adults, clever eagles, hatch forecast, migration weather!

Hatch Forecast All of our eagles have finished laying eggs, although we should see peregrine falcons start in late March! Look for egg-laying at GSB around March 21st (although the first egg could be a little later than that). So when will the Decorah, Decorah North, and Xcel Fort St. Vrain eagle eggs begin hatching? Our hatch forecasts look like this (but remember, we could be off a little): Xcel Fort St. Vrain: 1st hatch is predicted for March 25th

Nest news: Eagles, eggs, falcons, and D27 on the move!

Dad and his eggs

Decorah Eagles Mom laid egg number three last night at 6:36 PM CT! The arrival of her third egg heralds the end of egg-laying, and the beginning of eaglet anticipation! We’re predicting a first hatch on April 1st and we’re trying to get a glimpse of all three eggs behind Mom and Dad’s Great Wall. While it has been warm, winter is not over yet! Mom and Dad are both piling up and pulling in husks and grasses to help

Nest news! Eggs, falcons, and more!

Mom Decorah in Snow

Decorah and Fort St. Vrain As of 5:48PM CT last night, we had two eggs in Decorah! Mom laid her 31st egg on this territory in a cold, drizzly rained that turned to snow as she slept. This makes three eggs at Fort St. Vrain and two in Decorah. If Mom lays another egg (she tends to lay three eggs), it will most likely come on February 28. Her first and second eggs tend to be two to three days

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