This is a Friday Flashback post first published on April 26 of 2012. 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: generally considered undesirable by humans, they have large scales, fleshy lips, and a
We’ll be commemorating Dad Decorah on April 18, 2019 – a year from the last time we saw him. We’ll put up a post on Facebook tomorrow so you can share your favorite memories of Dad. You are also welcome to share them in chat. Thank you so much for watching and for caring! We’re looking forward to hearing from all of you tomorrow.
On October 6, 2018, we turned the cameras back on. We were on tenterhooks. Would Mom accept a new mate? Would the North eagles adopt their new nest? On October 15, the male eagle we called DM (for Decorah Male) and now know as UME-2 (for Unknown Male Eagle 2) landed on N2B for the first time. Things kicked into high gear on October 24 as Mom and her new consort began nestorations in earnest. We were thrilled as the
Our improved look at Outdoor School was mentioned by almost every moderator. We learned a lot about the first few weeks after fledge as the eaglets followed Mom and one another to steal food, keep cool, hone their flight skills, and learn to fish and hunt. This moment was mentioned as a particular favorite! #EagleTableManners You can watch the whole video here! Decorah Eagles Hanging Out By The Creek At Nest: https://youtu.be/6IKro-pccWk
While Mom and Dad Decorah brooded eaglets through a heavy snowstorm, Mrs. North incubated the eggs from her second clutch. Watchers were amazed and inspired by her devotion and skilled care. While she sometimes got up to shake off the snow that at one point buried her neck deep, her eggs remained warm, dry, and well-cared for. Our tears at the Decorah nest were followed by triumphs, but that was not the case at the North nest this year. Sherri