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An update on the Decorah eagles

This news story was published on December 15, 2012.
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An update on Decorah eagles from the Raptor Resource Project –

Mom and Dad are continuing to work on yonder nest, although a few video makers captured both of them on the Y branch in the cottonwood on 12/12/12. Here is a video from Chico: are being asked which nest the eagles will use this year. Although we won’t know for sure until they lay eggs, they aren’t working on or bringing soft nesting material into the original nest. We’ve seen peregrine falcons suddenly switch nesting places, but the lack of interest in the original nest doesn’t bode well for its use.

I’ve posted another D1 update: D1 was last tracked near Calmar, Iowa. A few quick D1 facts:- As of December 2012, she had traveled over 4,000 miles.- Her longest single distance occurred between September 17 and 19 in 2012, when she traveled an incredible 147.5 miles.

– Her furthest point north was recorded on July 3, 2012, 919 miles from her natal nest.

– D1 spends a lot of time on water. We’ve tracked her on at least 15 rivers, lakes, and bays.

To see D1’s latest travels, visit

Established in 1988, the non-profit Raptor Resource Project specializes in the preservation of birds of prey.

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