Tag Archives: N2B

After the Fledge!

ATF Party!

Don’t miss After the Fledge, our annual event celebrating our eagles and the people that love them! After the Fledge is happening from July 14 to July 16 in Decorah, Iowa. Follow this link to learn more and register for the party! http://bit.ly/28KPGsL. The talks on Saturday are free and open to the public and do not require registration. The Meet and Greet will take place on Thursday, July 14, from 6:00PM – 7:30 PM at the hatchery with a Mabe’s pizza party! We

Is N2B big enough? Where are Mom and Dad? Answers to your questions!

Evolution of N2B

Is N2B big enough? This is probably the number one question we’ve fielded this week. A lot of people have expressed concerns that N2B isn’t big enough for the eagles. However, the nest was already roughly 4.5 feet high by 5 feet wide when we left it in August – big enough for Neil to sit comfortably inside it! The eagles have built it up substantially since then, as the image below shows. So why does the nest look small

Owls Again!

Great Horned Owls at N2B

January 16, 2016: https://youtu.be/GY2V98GU3V4 January 18, 2016: http://bit.ly/1WsoEVW Owls again? Great horned owls have been seen in and heard near N2B. This time of the year, many of them are pairing off and choosing nest sites. Just like last year, we are seeing clear signs of nest shopping – the owl in the nest hoots to make its presence known, seems to call back and forth with an owl in the darkness, and scrapes and rolls in N2B. I think

Eagles busy in N2B

Decorah Eagles nest N2B

Since they were first seen in N2B on October 7th, the Decorah eagles have been hard at work on N2B. They began with structural materials (sticks), but began mixing in softer materials for the center of the bowl, building in layers. A couple of observations: Wonky sticks are harder to place but lock into place better than straight sticks, making for great scaffolding. We used leafy debris to fill up the center of the nest. Mom and Dad bring in cornhusks here,

Decorah: N2 and our plans

N2 from the back, splintered limb

As you might know, wind took down N2 in Decorah very early on Saturday, July 18. The limb that held the nest tree was sheared completely off, several trees in the immediate area were toppled, and a few rows of corn in the field near the nest were flattened. The eaglets and mom were quickly accounted for. Dad kept us wondering until Sunday morning, when he was spotted at a favorite perching place on top of the bluff near the