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For those of us that have been following the progress of the eaglets in Decorah, Iowa, this clutch had its first branching this morning at 5:38CDT by D13. Stayed out on the branch for about an hour and flew back to the nest. A little more wingersizing, and it went back to the branch again.
I haven't checked back since this morning, but there is a chance one or both of the others have branched by now as well.
Lots of action at the nest right now. And a bunch of happy eagle watchers.
Thanks, Raceboy! Haven't been watching like I used to - but here is the address for anyone interested:
And of course, here's Harmon:
On a macabre note - The Delta 2 eagles had a pretty good-sized eaglet go feet-up about a week ago after getting something caught in his crop - it was too big to move, so they just have had to keep raising the remaining one next to his dead sibling....on the bright side, it doesn't eat much, and if the other one gets REALLY hungry....dang, that was in poor taste - pun intended....I feel bad for the elementary school classrooms that got assigned watching THAT nest....
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Nature can be cruel. Friends and family often comment how lucky we are to live in CO in the Rockies. New fire started yesterday and 14 families are now without a home. A couple familys still missing, one refused to leave as the fire roared in. The winds are shifting and moving the fire into new territory. It's a shame and the price we pay.
That's a bummer. I hate for any bald eagle to not make it.
Harmon is a lucky one.
And the Decorah parents are so good at raising their young. It's amazing. Humans should be taking notes. Actually, they are.lol