Tag Archives: Memory Lane

Watching Bald Eagles

November 7, 2017: Dad Decorah

This is a flashback post first published on April 26 of 2012. I repost it every year when the eagles begin bringing suckerfish into the nest. For new followers: Bob (Anderson) founded the Raptor Resource Project and was its first director. You can learn more about him here: https://www.raptorresource.org/about-us/remembering-bob-anderson/ Bob took a turn operating the controls at the Bald eagle camera this morning. He was fascinated by Dad, who brought in three suckers in one hour. Suckerfish are ‘rough’ fish:

2020 Memory Lane: Flyway Favorites

December 15, 2020: Image of Sandhill cranes preening on the Flyway

What are some of your favorite flyway memories? Moderator Izzy said: “I had so many wonderful memories this year! From the magic of happy turtles and leopard frogs, to pelicans fishing, cranes dancing, and eagles fishing for whoppers, every single moment has been so special to me!” Here are some of Izzy’s favorite things and we hope you like them too! This cam can be watched live at https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/flyway-cam/. Video footage was taken from: Three Northern Map turtles – leap

2020 Memory Lane: A Very Big Fish

An image of a young bald eagle catching a large carp

Our Flyway moderators listed this as one of their favorite moments of 2020. A subadult bald eagle hooks a very large carp. It drags its catch to shore, only to lose it to a determined and hungry adult! Why didn’t the subadult protect its catch? It might have been tired of fighting the fish, or the adult could have been flying in with a lot of attitude, or it might not have been very hungry. It could even have learned

2020 Memory Lane Videos: DM2 and the Floppy Fish!

Memory Lane 2020: DM2 and the Floppy Fish

April 8, 2020: DM2 is sitting on the nest. Suddenly, a fish starts flopping. Better watch out, fish: DM2 knows karate! D34 and D35 were three days old and little D36 was hatching. DM2, in his second year as a father, was taking excellent care of them! Note how he startles but doesn’t jump up or cease his incubation duties. He calms down quickly but keeps watching, perhaps unsettled by an unknown source of noise and motion so close to

« Older Entries