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Giving Tuesday Recap

Left to right: DN15 and DN16, a Snowy Owl on the Flyway, HM and HD

Thank you so much for joining us on Giving Tuesday and for donating to our Giving Tuesday fundraiser, and another thanks to our moderators and camera operators for making the day special with chats and wonderful views! We’ve got a recap and some links from our 1:00pm talk/recap/chat session. First of all – the talk itself! Thanks to Tulsa for recording it: You asked about buying calendars and merchandise, and getting up to date news on our nests! 2023 calendars

Happy Cottonwood (well, Oak) Graduation!

2022 Cottonwood Certificate

The season isn’t quite over, but the amount of time that DN15 and DN16 spent in our viewfinder has come to an end. We haven’t seen DN15 since August 9th, or DN16 since August 15th. Our eaglets have graduated to Eagle College and new adventures in the wild blue yonder! We invite everyone to join us for celebratory chats and a fundraiser on our Decorah North and Decorah Eagle pages! This year marked some firsts, happy and otherwise, for all

Countdown to Shutdown #4: DN15 and DN16

Eaglets DN15 and DN16 at Decorah North, April 2, 2022.

DN15 and DN16 hatched on March 25 and March 27 respectively. We were enthralled as they grew from fluffy bobbleheads into sleek young predators and loved watching them reach important milestones: the first feeding, the first nestploration, bonking battles and food steals, wingercizing, stick play, self-feeding, pin feathers, standing, jumping, hovering, branching, and finally fledging. DN15 was 77 days old when he fledged on June 11. DN16 gave our eagle-watching Dads a nice Father’s Day present when she fledged at

Countdown to Shutdown #2: The Confusion Couch Becomes a Tilt-a-Whirl

March 31, 2022: A nice look at the new eagle couple.

I looked back through our notes and relived the wild cottonwood ride all over again! Mom and DM2, the appearance of two new eagles at N1, and the Canada goose takeover at N2B kept us enthralled, concerned, thrilled, and clinging to the Confusion Couch.  February at the hatchery: Mom, DM2, and a few eagles we don’t recognize! Back in early February of 2022, we were seeing a little bit of Mom and DM2 around our hatchery nests: enough to give

Remembering Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson (right) and David Lynch (left) rescuing fledgling eagle Four from the Decorah compost yard in 2014.

By RRP board member David Lynch Seven years ago today the world lost a great advocate for nature, and we lost a good friend. This is a favorite picture of Bob and I, after we rescued fledgling eagle FOUR in 2014. We were in the process of reuniting her with her sibling D18 in Decorah, Iowa after we found her trapped in a cornfield, unable to fly herself out. That was quite a day, full of memories, laughs and good

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:

2021 Memory Lane Moments

Happy Holidays from the Raptor Resource Project! May your days be merry and bright!

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.

Memory Lane 2021: Mr. North and DNF care for DN13

March 26, 2021: DN13 eats breakfast!

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

2021 Memory Lane Moment: Mom and DM2 do it again!

Mom at the hatchery

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,

Memory Lane 2021: D37, D38, and D39

April 18, 2021: Robin's Day Trip - Feeding time!

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

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