We have your Monday Nestflix Mega-roll! We’re looking forward to another egg at Xcel Fort St. Vrain sometime today and crossing our talons for an eggciting week at both Decorah nests, although we’re a little egg-asperated with the forecast for Monday and Tuesday! We have a lot packed into today’s megaroll, so take your time and enjoy the videos and information! Floridians especially, make sure to check out the last item in our odds and ends. I think you’ll enjoy it!
Pacing the delivery room floor? We have some Nestflix from Decorah to take your mind off the tick-tock egg clock! Which eagles will lay eggs first? It’s anyone’s guess, but my bet is on the Fort St. Vrain Eagles…although we’re very curious about what’s going to happen with DNF in her second year. Earlier? Later? We can hardly wait to find out! We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did. A thousand thanks to our camera operators
It should be an egg-citing week for all of us! Ma FSV is spending a lot of time on her nest, often a sign that egg-laying is near, and eagles at both Decorah nests are working hard to finish last-minute pre-egg tasks – raising the crib rails, removing snow, loosening and aerating the nestcup, and bringing in piles of soft material for their egglets to be. Last year’s egg-laying schedule looked like this: Ma Fort St. Vrain laid her first
Nestflix! We’re featuring the Decorah Eagles tonight. I loved all of these videos, but I especially enjoyed the amazing stick deliveries – they are pretty cool and it is great to see Mom being her busy, feisty self again! – and DM2 and Mom on N1. We normally post this blog on Valentine’s Day (https://www.raptorresource.org/2020/02/06/courtship-copulation-and-other-things-romantic/) but I wanted to post early so watchers could watch for some of the behaviors we are talking about…and look for eagle hearts! Decorah Eagles
We have some great news: Mom’s eye appears to be healing and the Great Spirit Bluff Falcon cliff cam is back! Since we have falcons back at at least two sites – Redbird Bluff in the DeSoto, WI area and Xcel Energy’s Sherco plant near Becker, MN – I recommend watching for Newman! Male peregrine falcons often return before females, which means we are likely to see him before we see Michelle. If you see any falcons, give us an