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What is a brood patch?

March 30, 2018: Mrs. North's brood patch

This flashback blog was originally published on February 16 of 2017. Since we’re looking forward to eggs at all of our nests, it seems like a good time to discuss the brood patch – a result of the many hormonal changes that our eagles are experiencing as they come closer to laying eggs.  Press the arrows to view both of the eagles. Robin Brumm and Debbie Fulton got great captures of brood patches from the North Nest (Mrs. North, 2018)

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

It has been a great day posting photos, artwork, videos and other memories from past seasons with you and reading all your comments! We hope to be able to do a few more of these fun look-backs again in the near future. The Raptor Resource Project wishes to extend a Happy Thanksgiving and a great weekend ahead to everyone in the United States that will be celebrating this Thanksgiving Holiday. We also wish a great weekend ahead for anyone else

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