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February 12, 2020: DM2 with a very large stick

How much weight can a Bald Eagle carry?

On February 12 of 2020, DM2 pole-vaulted into the nest with a stick that looked more like a small tree! On November 6 of 2019, Mr. North dropped a stick of unknown weight, although it was clearly more than he could lift from the ground: https://youtu.be/x0Cb6S79Kz4. And on November 4th of 2015, photographer Alex Lamine

February 5, 2020: Mom and DM2 stand wing to wing in the nest. These brief moments occur with increasing frequency as courtship deepens.

Courtship, copulation, and other things romantic!

This is a traditional Valentines Day post for us, but we decided not to wait this year…just in case one of our eagle pairs lays eggs early! Bald eagle courtship Bald eagles are famous for their whirling nuptial flight, but eagle courtship includes any activities that establish a new pair bond or renew an existing

January 29, 2020: DM2 in Decorah

NestFlix: Decorah North, Decorah, Mississippi Flyway, Odds and Ends

We have your Nestflix! Eagles are getting busy, working on egg-cup foundations, and taking advantage of BOGO cornhusk specials at their local Nest Depots! We all wish Mom’s eye would get better but we’re relieved to see that she is still flying, perching, eating, and even bonding with ease. On the Flyway, coyotes take advantage

January 23, 2020: What’s going on with Mom Decorah’s eye?

Everyone is concerned about Mom Decorah’s right eye. On January 20th, sharp-eyed watchers let us know that she was keeping her right eye mostly or completely shut. We saw it as well, but didn’t know what was going on. Mom’s eye wasn’t bloody and she was acting like a normal territorial adult eagle. Some rabbit

Egg Calendar

When will the Decorah and Decorah North eagles start laying eggs?

Tik-tok egg clock! When can we expect the Decorah and Decorah North eagles to begin laying eggs? If they follow their usual schedules: The Decorah eagles should begin laying eggs in mid-to-late February. Look for laying to start between February 17 and February 23. The Decorah North eagles should begin laying eggs in mid-to-late February.

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