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Nestflix: Decorah, Decorah North, and the Flyway

January 16, 2020: Coyote and swans on the Flyway

Brrrrrrrr! The thermometer reads -1F right now in Decorah, and the cold has our eagles hunkered down. They deal with frigid subzero temperatures by using the least amount of energy to get the most amount of food. Ben Franklin famously called bald eagles lazy, but Ben wasn’t living outside through an Iowa winter. I’d call them pretty smart! We’ve shared this information before, but if you haven’t read it and would like to know more about how eagles cope with

Nestflix: Decorah and Decorah North

January 13, 2019: Mr. North and DNF

Winter is back! We have videos from Decorah and Decorah North. Mom and DM2 took the day off, but Mr. North and DNF got busy removing the snow. I especially loved the two videos from Decorah North. If you missed Sherri’s post yesterday, be sure to check out the subadult video. This is a beautiful eagle! I also enjoyed seeing Mr. North slingshot past the North nest as he tore off a branch for delivery to the nest. It isn’t

Nestflix: Decorah and Decorah North

January 9, 2020: DM2 and Mom

We have your videos and a little more! I saw an article on parrots and altruism this morning that I wanted to share. Followers often wonder what kind of internal lives our eagles have. Over the years, we’ve seen them experience what looks like pleasure (sunbathing, preening, sibling cuddle puddles, bonding, and many other moments), confusion and fear (Mom’s plaintive pealing after Dad’s disappearance), and even annoyance (think of those Beakerson’s moments). Parrots and eagles live in very different ways,

Nestflix: Decorah, Decorah North, and the Mississippi Flyway

January 6, 2020: Mom and DM2 disagree on stick placement

I loved all of tonight’s videos, but I was particularly intrigued by the fourth video down. We’ve speculated about our eagles ‘farming’ sticks, or preparing them for removal and transport to the nest. What would that look like? They might weaken sticks by twisting and pulling them or strip bark from sticks to girdle them. Look at the ninth minute of the video, where DM2 appears to be preparing sticks, and check the 11th minute, where he appears to be

Friday night mega-roll: Videos from Decorah, Decorah North, and the Flyway

January 2, 2019: A hawk visits the North Nest

Happy Fri-yay, everyone! We have your Friday night nestflix mega-roll from Decorah, Decorah North, and the Flyway. The days are getting longer, the eagles are getting friskier, and nursery preparations are well underway at both Decorah nests! Fishing is good on the Flyway, where relatively warm weather has stretches of water open for chubby muskrats and hungry eagles. I enjoyed all of these videos, but really loved Mom with a huge branch, DM2’s large breakfast, and the wildlife video from

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