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August 9, 2023: News and NestFlix from Decorah and the Flyway!

August 9, 2023: An alert DH2 on the Y-Branch.

We have news and NestFlix from Decorah and the Flyway! DH2’s successful catch of a (dead) fish was the talk of our corner of the internet today, with followers thrilled that the eaglet got a fish and annoyed that it lost it when a dump truck drove by. We also have a beautiful preening video and DH2 fiddling with and pruning leaves and twigs on the Y-Branch. DH2, I’ll send you our trimming list. It would be great if you

August 4, 2023: News and Nestflix from Decorah and the Flyway!

August 4, 2023: Our little eaglet has gotten so big! DH2 on the Y.

Happy Fri-yay, everyone! We have news and NestFlix from Decorah and the Mississippi Flyway for your viewing pleasure! In Decorah, our little eaglet is all grown up – well, for a juvenile – and receiving visitors as young eagles begin their pre-dispersal/pre-migratory wandering. It’s early August, daylight length is beginning to change more rapidly, and we’re starting to see a lot of pre-migratory behaviors here and on the Flyway, where shorebirds especially are strutting their stuff and posing with perfect

July 27, 2023: News and NestFlix from Decorah and the Flyway

These Flyway turtles appear to have yellow 'eyebrows', which means they are false map turtles!

Looking to escape the heat? Sit down somewhere cool and enjoy our NestFlix! In Decorah, DH2 is learning the skills it will need post-dispersal. How long is our eaglet likely to stick around? Brett Mandernack’s Decorah Eagle transmitter study found that eaglets averaged 162 days of age at dispersal, which means that DH2 is most likely to disperse on or around September 15. However, we might see and hear less of our eaglet in the coming days. DH2 is almost

July 12, 2023: A synchronized fly-in – NestFlix and news from Decorah!

July 11, 2023: DH2 on the Y-Branch

How is DH2 doing? We have a NestFlix round-up from Decorah with videos that show all the rewards and pitfalls of being a fledgling eaglet: synchronized fly-ins, perching pitfalls, food chase breakfish delivery, and warm sunny days! We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did! Before the round-up: we’ve had some questions regarding DH2’s eventual dispersal. Brett’s research found that eaglets from the Decorah nest dispersed in early September on average, although some individuals dispersed earlier and

June 29, 2023: NestFlix!

June 29, 2023: DH2 considers fledging.

It’s time for NestFlix, so put your feet up on the bark-a-lounger, grab the popcorn, fix yourself a cold beverage, and get ready for videos from Decorah, Great Spirit Bluff, and the Flyway! In Decorah, DH2 is taking her sweet time to fledge and building skills and confidence as she hops, hovers, and branches ever higher in the tree. Great Spirit Bluff has been tough, but Jaycie P/60 survived last night’s attempted owl predation and it was wonderful to see

June 20, 2023: News and NestFlix from Decorah

June 20, 2023: Beautiful HM

Happy National American Eagle Day, everyone! DH2 turns 75 days old today, which means that fledge is right around the corner! We’ve seen our eaglet – I’m leaning toward ‘her’ right now based on size and fledge timing, although we don’t have a way to confirm that – wingersize, trampoline, and hover as fledge draws near. Will DH2 branch or just fly away? We’ll find out soon! Several people have expressed concern about DH2’s dinner menu. Is our eaglet really

When will DH2 fledge?

June 12, 2023: DH2 wingercizes and hops!

When will DH2 fledge? Our little eaglet will turn 67 days old this afternoon and has been learning its wings and building its strength as it wingercizes, jumps, bounces, and generally trampolines around the nest. While we don’t have an exact date of departure, we do know that: Male eaglets develop more quickly and tend to fledge earlier than their female siblings, although there is some overlap. In ‘The Bald Eagle’, Mark Stalmaster states that ‘…a single fledgling will fledge

May 12, 2023: NestFlix and News, Decorah Edition

May 11, 2023: Like father, like son or daughter! DH2 shows off its warbling skills as it furls and unfurls its unwieldy wings!

DH2 enters its sixth week of life today! During week five, our not-so-little eaglet got better at eating rough pieces of food, self-feeding, standing, and shooting poop. It wingercized unwieldy wings, began building leg and flight muscles as it hopped and stomped, played house, tween-preened the keratin sheaths that covered its emerging wing and tail feathers, and lost the last remnant of its egg tooth on May 10. If DH2 wasn’t sprawling around the nest, it was pestering Mom and

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