Some favorite moments from Decorah North, Decorah, Great Spirit Bluff, and the Mississippi Flyway. I had a really good time putting these together, although it was hard to pick and choose special moments! If you’d like to remember 2021, visit our youtube channel and select one of our playlists to watch videos from 2021 – or any other year we’ve collected: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoC_-rIBtLCzAl5l-834jZQ.
DN13 is just one day old and seems so vulnerable – that downy head, those tiny features, that wavering stalk of a neck! Mr. North and DNF give their hatchling expert, tender care: gently depositing tiny morsels into its hungry, wavering beak, shuffling over it to keep it warm, and paying close attention to its vocalizations and behavior. Eaglet feedings are always a memory lane favorite! Today’s original Memory Lane video was made by EagleCam. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/68_BP7wx9GI
What was one of your favorite 2021 moments? Robin Brumm had several, but I thought I would share this one tonight. During Robin’s August 1st and 2nd Day Trip to Decorah, she saw D37, D38, and D39 flying, sparring, and playing in the air. Since we couldn’t watch them live, it was wonderful to get Robin’s reports from the ground and great to hear that all three eaglets were taking to the air! Way to go, Mom Decorah and DM2,
Glogdog Decorah and Robin Brumm gave us this favorite 2021 memory. In the fall of 2020, Mom and DM2 built a nest behind the Decorah Walmart. For the first time since 2003, we didn’t have eagles nesting near the trout hatchery. How would we watch them? Thanks to Robin’s day trips, we knew on April 18 that D37, D38, and D39 had hatched and were doing well! I was surprised by how much I missed Mom and DM2. But I
We’re used to a little falcon flirting. Despite the species’ reputation for monogamy, we’ve seen and heard males display, chup at, and solicit passing females before their mates show up to chase off interlopers. But Newman was in a league of his own this year as falcon after falcon showed up to flirt and accept his food gifts. While he wasn’t really a bachelor, he seemed to enjoy the attention. Picture dead birds instead of roses, bare-knuckle brawling in place