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July 15, 2024: News and NestFlix From Decorah North and Trempealeau

July 12, 2024: A beautiful misty morning in the valley of the Norths. We're starting to see a little less of the terrific two on camera as they expand their wanderings...and some visitors to the valley as well!

We have your NestFlix from Decorah North and Trempealeau and we hope you enjoy them as much as we did! Curious about our auction? Check it out and place a bid or more here: https://www.32auctions.com/ATF2024. Thanks so much, everyone: for watching, sharing, learning, and especially for caring! We’re looking forward to seeing you at After The Fledge this weekend. Decorah North Eagles Fledgling eaglets are beginning to wander a little more widely and we’re starting to see visitors in the

July 10, 2024: Turtle Yoga!

July 10, 2024: Turtle Yoga

We took a break from Bald Eagles to bring you…TURTLE YOGA!! The U.S. is a global hotspot for turtle biodiversity, with more than 60 known turtle species recorded here. This turtle Yogi is a Ouachita Map Turtle based on its very wide eyebrow bars, chin spots, and the black knobs on its carapace. It had a lot of company: we counted 16 turtles of various species basking and stretching on our photo snag yesterday! It’s a great time to watch

July 8, 2024: NestFlix and News from the North Nest and Trempealeau!

July 7, 2024: DN18? I think so, given the white. DN18 has more white feathers than DN17.

We’ve got NestFlix from the North Nest and Trempealeau! The eaglets at both places are learning about life beyond the nest and stretching their wings – literally – as they learn by soaring, chasing, perching, landing, and taking off. Eagle college is a few months away, but it’s best to start preparing now, since the professors are not as acoomodating as Mt. North, DNF, and the Ts. I loved all of these videos, but I especially liked TE2 in front

Happy Independence Day!

Celebrating the 4th of July: https://www.raptorresource.org/2021/07/04/happy-4th-of-july/

On July 4th of 1776, the Declaration of Independence was ratified by Congress. We remember and celebrate that day today. From every mountaintop, river bottom, prairie vista, city park, rooftop, picnic, suburb, garden, balcony, from every cliff, from every phone, from every computer, from where ever you are watching, learning, caring, and sharing, let freedom ring! The bald eagle’s role as a national symbol is linked to its 1782 landing on the Great Seal of the United States. The First

Join us for After The Fledge!

Mods just wanna have fun!

Announcing: After the Fledge! Come help us celebrate eagles, falcons, and our community with four days of fun! We’ll have a hike at Effigy Mounds, bicycling and (river conditions permitting) kayaking in Decorah, appearances by River Valley Raptors and bald eagle ambassador Mr. Decorah, a pizza party, a fancy catered dinner, and a brunch cruise on the Mississippi River. You can meet other eagle fans, hang out with us, and enjoy everything that Decorah has to offer! Follow this link

June 28, 2024: Last Scheduled Decorah North chat, ATF coming up!

June 28, 2024: D40 near Mom and DM2's latest nest.

Join us for our last scheduled Decorah North chat tomorrow at 6PM: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/. We’ll be celebrating the Decorah North family and saying goodbye, although flash chats might happen at any time and the Mississippi Flyway chat will continue rolling! Some of you are asking about After The Fledge! Join RRP and eagle fans in Decorah for a weekend of eagle fun beginning on Thursday, July 18. We’ll start with a hike somewhere on Thursday morning, followed by a Meet and

June 26, 2024: News from the North Nest and Trempealeau

June 26, 2024: The limb and nest on the ground beneath the tree.

The rest of the North nest collapsed this morning when the limb holding it broke at 5:03 AM. Our camera operators gave us a glimpse of the limb on the ground and we’re quite curious to assess the state of the tree as a whole. In the meantime, we’ll keep watching the eagles! The entire North family is doing well and we watched them across the pasture today. It looks like AP placement for DN17 and DN18 in Outdoor School

June 24, 2024: NestFlix and News from Decorah North, Trempealeau, and the Mississippi Flyway!

June 23, 2024: The nest's framework makes a most unusual pillow for DN17!

We saw a real tug-o-fish today as DN18 and DN17 scrapped over a small trout that DNF brought in. Note that DN18 used his eagle table manners – gorging everything but one bite down quickly. No one can steal it once it’s down the hatch…exception here: https://lauraerickson.substack.com/p/parasitic-jaeger-in-july! Fledge and post-fledge activities are going on at all of our eagle nests right now and several people have expressed concern that the fledglings aren’t being fed. It’s common for feedings to decrease

June 21, 2024: NestFlix and Chill!

DN17 at the North Nest: growing, learning, and adapting. I love this stage of eagle life!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting our fledge fundraiser. You donated $16,000 dollars to support our education and research work yesterday, which is amazing! Your donations keep cameras streaming, scopes trained on peregrine falcon bands, autumn banding stations open, classrooms learning about bald eagles and peregrine falcons, and so much more! So again, thank you – and a special shoutout to our volunteers for a wonderful day. John and I had a great time chatting and

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